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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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    Burt Campbell Soap

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    Pip Pirrip South Park

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    The Simpsons

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    added by JordanAnderson Psych

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    It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

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    Leroy Jenkins South Park

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    added by truthissomewhereoutthere Two and a Half Men

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    Fawlty Towers

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    The Simpsons

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    Supernatural, Supernatural The Animation

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    Married... with Children

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    Beavis and Butt-head

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    Grandpa Munster The Munsters

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    Flight of the Conchords

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    Arrested Development

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    ranked low on reranks & added by IsabelKühn Two and a Half Men

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks

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    ranked low on reranks Bewitched

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    Damien Thron South Park

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    How I Met Your Mother

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    How I Met Your Mother

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    The Simpsons

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    The Simpsons

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    Will & Grace

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    added by axelanti Colonel Klink

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    added by prometheus Modern Family

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    DogPoo Petuski South Park

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    Mr Haney

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

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    Scott Malkinson South Park

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    Bradley Biggle South Park

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    Married... with Children

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    Thomas South Park

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    I Dream of Jeannie

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    My Name Is Earl

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    All in the Family

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