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!
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    Jason South Park

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    The Simpsons

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    added by PeteBoyle That '70s Show

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    Gregory South Park

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    Baahir Hassan Abdul Hakeem South Park

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    added by MichaelWalls Family Guy

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    Modern Family

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    Supernatural

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  13. 263
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    Game of Thrones

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    Francis South Park

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    Arrested Development

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  18. 268
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    added by looksharp The Office

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    Bill Allen and Fosse McDonald South Park

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  20. 270
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    Newhart, The Bob Newhart Show

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    Gary Harrison South Park

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    added by axelanti Colonel Klink

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    Murphy Brown

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    My Name Is Earl

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    Mark Cotswolds South Park

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    Pete Melman South Park

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  30. 280
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    Frasier

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    My Name Is Earl

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    Parks and Recreation

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    Josh Myers South Park

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Hank Kingsley

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    Gilligan's Island

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    Alex South Park

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    NCIS

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    Modern Family

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    It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

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    The Office

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    Scrubs

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