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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? 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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    Tom Haverford is listed (or ranked) 251 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time

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    Tom Haverford Parks and Recreation

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    Mystery Science Theater 3000

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    Saul Goodman is listed (or ranked) 253 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Saul Goodman Breaking Bad

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    Bill Dauterive is listed (or ranked) 255 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Bill Dauterive King of the Hill

  6. 256
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    Jimmy Fallon

  7. 257
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    Married... with Children

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  8. 258
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    Esther Anderson is listed (or ranked) 258 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Esther Anderson

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    Gus is listed (or ranked) 259 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time

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    Gus Psych

  10. 260
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    Andy Dwyer is listed (or ranked) 260 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Andy Dwyer Parks and Recreation

  11. 261
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    Monica Geller is listed (or ranked) 261 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time

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    Monica Geller Friends

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    Waylon Smithers is listed (or ranked) 262 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Waylon Smithers The Simpsons

  13. 263
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    Dr. Spaceman is listed (or ranked) 263 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time

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    Dr. Spaceman

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    Beaker Muppet Show is listed (or ranked) 264 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time

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    Beaker Muppet Show

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    Arrested Development

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    Herbert is listed (or ranked) 266 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time

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    Herbert Family Guy

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    Friends

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    Geoffrey Butler is listed (or ranked) 268 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time

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    Geoffrey Butler The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

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    Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Buffy the Animated Series

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    Ali G is listed (or ranked) 270 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time

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    Ali G Da Ali G Show

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    Crowley is listed (or ranked) 271 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Crowley

  22. 272
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    Darnell Turner is listed (or ranked) 272 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Darnell Turner My Name Is Earl

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    Colonel Klink is listed (or ranked) 274 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time

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    Colonel Klink

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    April Ludgate is listed (or ranked) 275 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    April Ludgate Parks and Recreation

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    Lily Aldrin is listed (or ranked) 276 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Lily Aldrin How I Met Your Mother

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    David Puddy is listed (or ranked) 277 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    David Puddy

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    I Dream of Jeannie

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    Malcolm in the Middle

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    Louise Belcher is listed (or ranked) 280 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Louise Belcher Bob's Burgers

  31. 281
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    Lenny Leonard is listed (or ranked) 281 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Lenny Leonard The Simpsons

  32. 282
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    Statler and Waldorf is listed (or ranked) 282 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time

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    Statler and Waldorf

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    Laverne De Fazio is listed (or ranked) 283 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Laverne De Fazio Laverne & Shirley

  34. 284
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    Arnold Jackson is listed (or ranked) 284 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Arnold Jackson

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    How I Met Your Mother

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    Peggy Hill is listed (or ranked) 286 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time

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    Peggy Hill King of the Hill

  37. 287
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    Apu Nahasapeemapetilon is listed (or ranked) 287 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Apu Nahasapeemapetilon The Simpsons

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    Kevin Stoley is listed (or ranked) 288 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Kevin Stoley South Park

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    ariel ari gold is listed (or ranked) 289 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time

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    ariel ari gold Entourage

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    Soap

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    Community

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    Jackie Burkhart is listed (or ranked) 292 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time

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    Jackie Burkhart That '70s Show

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    Kelly Bundy is listed (or ranked) 293 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time

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    Kelly Bundy Married... with Children

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    Pip Pirrip is listed (or ranked) 294 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Pip Pirrip South Park

  45. 295
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    Cameron Tucker is listed (or ranked) 295 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time

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    Cameron Tucker Modern Family

  46. 296
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    Louie is listed (or ranked) 296 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time

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    Louie

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    Fawlty Towers

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    Fat Tony is listed (or ranked) 298 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Fat Tony The Simpsons

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    Schneider is listed (or ranked) 299 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Schneider

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    Jemaine Clement is listed (or ranked) 300 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time

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    Jemaine Clement Flight of the Conchords

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