The Funniest TV Characters of All Time TV Characters
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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!
List is ranked by a combination of each item's votes & positioning in reranks
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  1. 251
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    Family Guy More
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    added by: MichaelWalls
  2. 252
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    Francis

    South Park More
    38
  3. 253
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  4. 254
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    Everybody Loves Raymond More
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    added by: truthissomewhereoutthere
  5. 255
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    That '70s Show More
    38
    added by: PeteBoyle
  6. 256
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    Bill Allen and Fosse McDonald

    South Park More
    38
  7. 257
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    The Simpsons More
    38
  8. 258
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    Gary Harrison

    South Park More
    38
  9. 259
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    new! Penny

    The Big Bang Theory More
    38
    added by: katieryan1010
  10. 260
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    Supernatural, Supernatural The Animation More
    38
  11. 261
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    Arrested Development More
    38
  12. 262
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    WKRP in Cincinnati More
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  13. 263
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    Mark Cotswolds

    South Park More
    37
  14. 264
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  15. 265
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    The Office More
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    added by: looksharp
  16. 266
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    Pete Melman

    South Park More
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  17. 267
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    added by: truthissomewhereoutthere
  18. 268
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    Murphy Brown More
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  19. 269
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    My Name Is Earl More
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  20. 270
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    Colonel Klink

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  22. 272
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  23. 273
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    Parks and Recreation More
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  24. 274
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  25. 275
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    Newhart, The Bob Newhart Show More
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  26. 276
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    Josh Myers

    South Park More
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  27. 277
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    My Name Is Earl More
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  28. 278
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    Frasier More
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  30. 280
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    Alex

    South Park More
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  33. 283
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  34. 284
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  35. 285
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    Gilligan's Island More
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  36. 286
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    Hank Kingsley

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  37. 287
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    NCIS More
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  38. 288
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  39. 289
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    Chris Farley

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  40. 290
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    The Office More
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  41. 291
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    Modern Family More
    34
  42. 292
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    It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia More
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  43. 293
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    Scrubs More
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    Leon Black

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  45. 295
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  46. 296
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    Pierce Hawthorne

    Community More
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  47. 297
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    Supernatural More
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    Oswald Lee Harvey

    The Drew Carey Show More
    34
    added by: looksharp
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    Nick Andopolis

    Freaks and Geeks More
    33
  50. 300
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    The Dukes of Hazzard More
    33
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