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The Funniest TV Characters of All Time

These are the funniest television characters ever created, as determined by the votes and selections of Ranker users. Lots of things make up truly iconic, timelessly funny characters... the actor, the writing, the supporting cast... but in the end, it's just the character that makes you laugh yourself weak.

What are the funniest characters on TV? These are the characters that still make you roll on the floor no matter if you are watching new episodes or reruns from 20 years ago. A lot of the funniest TV characters of all time, like Homer Simpson and Stewie Griffin, tend to be cartoons but there are lots of funny characters that are real-life people too. Vote for your funniest picks and add any characters you see missing. If you want to really impact this list's order, make your own ranking and add it!
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    added by IsabelKühn Two and a Half Men

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    The Simpsons

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    Fawlty Towers

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    Gilligan's Island

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    ranked low on reranks & added by acrosstheflame Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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    ranked low on reranks & added by acrosstheflame Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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    How I Met Your Mother

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    The Dick Van Dyke Show

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    Married... with Children

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    Damien Thron South Park

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    The Beverly Hillbillies

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    added by katieryan1010 Friends

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    The Simpsons

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    I Love Lucy

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    How I Met Your Mother

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Flight of the Conchords

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    added by RobertoHirsch

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    WKRP in Cincinnati

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    The Simpsons

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    Beavis and Butt-head

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    Leroy Jenkins South Park

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    Arrested Development

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    added by Lars-HåkanPersson Community

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    Burt Campbell Soap

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    DogPoo Petuski South Park

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    Will & Grace

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    Scott Malkinson South Park

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    Married... with Children

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    Bradley Biggle South Park

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    added by prometheus Modern Family

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    Thomas South Park

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    Grandpa Munster The Munsters

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    added by Lars-HåkanPersson The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

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    My Name Is Earl

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    added by axelanti Colonel Klink

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    Community

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    Carl Brutananadilewski

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    Mr Haney

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    Jason South Park

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    added by looksharp The Office

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