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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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    Arrested Development

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Breaking Bad

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    ranked low on reranks & added by MelissaNofies American Dad!

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    Married... with Children

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    added by MichaelWalls Family Guy

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    My Name Is Earl

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Entourage

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    added by axelanti Colonel Klink

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    Henry Winkler

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    Kevin Stoley South Park

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    added by katieryan1010 Friends

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    Fawlty Towers

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    added by looksharp The Office

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    Mister Ed

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    I Dream of Jeannie

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    added by JenAnistonFriends Friends

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    Laverne & Shirley

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    often listed & added by prometheus Modern Family

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    King of the Hill

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    Mr Haney

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    Leroy Jenkins South Park

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    How I Met Your Mother

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    added by truthissomewhereoutthere Two and a Half Men

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    How I Met Your Mother

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    added by lemonhead The Larry Sanders Show

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    The Simpsons

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    added by sev674475 Beaker Muppet Show

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    added by lemonhead King of the Hill

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    Modern Family

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Flight of the Conchords

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    added by lemonhead Hey Vern, It's Ernest!

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    Lucille Bluth

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    added by lemonhead King of the Hill

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