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The Funniest TV Characters of All Time

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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? What are the names of some funny characters from 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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    Two and a Half Men More
    42
    added by: truthissomewhereoutthere
  2. 252
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    Alex

    South Park More
    42
  3. 253
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    Beavis and Butt-head More
    42
  4. 254
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    Breaking Bad More
    42
  5. 255
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    Everybody Loves Raymond More
    42
  6. 256
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    42
  7. 257
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    42
  8. 258
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    Fawlty Towers More
    42
  9. 259
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    My Name Is Earl More
    42
  10. 260
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    The Simpsons More
    42
  11. 261
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    Bull Shannon

    Night Court More
    41
  12. 262
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    Coach McGurk

    41
  13. 263
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  14. 264
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    Family Guy More
    41
    added by: MichaelWalls
  15. 265
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    Will & Grace More
    41
  16. 266
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    Arrested Development More
    41
  17. 267
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    Josh Myers

    South Park More
    41
  18. 268
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    Benny Hill

    41
  19. 269
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    Glee More
    41
  20. 270
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    WKRP in Cincinnati More
    40
  21. 271
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    40
  22. 272
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    Freaks and Geeks More
    40
  23. 273
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    How I Met Your Mother More
    40
  24. 274
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    Parks and Recreation More
    40
  25. 275
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    ranked low on reranks
    Henry Winkler

    39
  26. 276
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    Ollie Williams

    39
  27. 277
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    Newhart, The Bob Newhart Show More
    39
  28. 278
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    NCIS More
    39
  29. 279
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    The Dukes of Hazzard More
    39
  30. 280
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    Castle More
    39
    added by: truthissomewhereoutthere
  31. 281
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    38
  32. 282
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    The Dukes of Hazzard More
    38
  33. 283
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    Gareth Keenan

    The Office More
    38
  34. 284
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    38
  35. 285
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    often listed
    Herb Tarlek

    38
  36. 286
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    added by: RobertoHirsch
  37. 287
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    Star Trek: The Next Generation More
    38
  38. 288
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    Doctor Who More
    38
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  39. 289
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    Graham Norton

    38
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  40. 290
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Hank Kingsley

    38
  41. 291
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    Adam West

    Family Guy More
    38
  42. 292
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    Modern Family More
    38
  43. 293
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    Jimmy Fallon

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  44. 294
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  45. 295
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    Jeremy Usborne

    37
  46. 296
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    That '70s Show More
    37
    added by: JenAnistonFriends
  47. 297
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    Lost More
    37
    added by: acrosstheflame
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    Sonic X, Sonic Underground More
    37
    added by: DenisJantzenAvci
  49. 299
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    Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic X, Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog More
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    new! Spike

    37
    added by: DenisJantzenAvci
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