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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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  1. 251
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    Alex

    South Park More
    42
  2. 252
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    Beavis and Butt-head More
    42
  3. 253
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    about to drop off &ranked high on reranks
    Brock Samson

    42
  4. 254
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    Breaking Bad More
    42
  5. 255
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    ranked high on reranks &niche appeal
    Skeeter

    42
  6. 256
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    ranked low on reranks
    Dean Winchester

    Supernatural, Supernatural The Animation More
    42
  7. 257
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    ranked low on reranks
    Frank Barone

    Everybody Loves Raymond More
    42
  8. 258
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    ranked high on reranks
    Dr. Spaceman

    42
  9. 259
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    Randy Hickey

    My Name Is Earl More
    42
  10. 260
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    about to drop off &ranked high on reranks
    Arthur Spooner

    The King of Queens More
    42
    added by: MichaelWalls
  11. 261
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    ranked high on reranks
    Manuel

    Fawlty Towers More
    42
  12. 262
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    ranked low on reranks
    Waylon Smithers

    The Simpsons More
    42
  13. 263
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    ranked low on reranks
    Bull Shannon

    Night Court More
    41
  14. 264
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Coach McGurk

    41
  15. 265
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    ranked low on reranks
    Herbert

    Family Guy More
    41
    added by: MichaelWalls
  16. 266
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Lucille Bluth

    Arrested Development More
    41
  17. 267
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    ranked low on reranks
    Josh Myers

    South Park More
    41
  18. 268
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    Benny Hill

    41
  19. 269
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    Will & Grace More
    41
  20. 270
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    ranked high on reranks
    Stanley Roper

    41
  21. 271
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    about to drop off
    Monica Geller

    Friends More
    41
    added by: JenAnistonFriends
  22. 272
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    often listed
    Sue Sylvester

    Glee More
    41
  23. 273
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    ranked low on reranks
    Venus Flytrap

    WKRP in Cincinnati More
    41
  24. 274
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    ranked low on reranks
    Henry Blake

    40
  25. 275
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    ranked high on reranks
    Nick Andopolis

    Freaks and Geeks More
    40
  26. 276
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Ted Mosby

    How I Met Your Mother More
    40
  27. 277
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    April Ludgate

    Parks and Recreation More
    40
  28. 278
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    ranked low on reranks
    Henry Winkler

    40
  29. 279
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    No image

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Ollie Williams

    39
  30. 280
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    often listed &ranked low on reranks
    Robert Hartley

    Newhart, The Bob Newhart Show More
    39
  31. 281
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Anthony DiNozzo

    NCIS More
    39
  32. 282
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    The Dukes of Hazzard More
    39
  33. 283
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    Castle More
    38
    added by: truthissomewhereoutthere
  34. 284
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    The Dukes of Hazzard More
    38
  35. 285
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Gareth Keenan

    The Office More
    38
  36. 286
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    38
  37. 287
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    often listed
    Balki Bartokomous

    38
  38. 288
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    Star Trek: The Next Generation More
    38
  39. 289
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    often listed &ranked low on reranks
    Eleventh Doctor

    Doctor Who More
    38
    added by: twaller123123
  40. 290
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    often listed &controversial
    Herb Tarlek

    38
  41. 291
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    Graham Norton

    38
    added by: Demon_Boy
  42. 292
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    38
    added by: RobertoHirsch
  43. 293
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Hank Kingsley

    38
  44. 294
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    often listed
    Phil Dunphy

    Modern Family More
    38
  45. 295
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    ranked low on reranks
    Adam West

    Family Guy More
    38
  46. 296
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    Lost More
    38
    added by: acrosstheflame
  47. 297
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    That '70s Show More
    38
    added by: JenAnistonFriends
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    Jeremy Usborne

    38
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    Jimmy Fallon

    38
    added by: grant1woods
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