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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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    The Office

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    Breaking Bad

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    Parks and Recreation

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    Married... with Children

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    Da Ali G Show

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    King of the Hill

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    The Simpsons

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    Arrested Development

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    Friends

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  12. 262
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    Modern Family

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    Crowley is listed (or ranked) 263 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Crowley

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    Friends

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    Colonel Klink is listed (or ranked) 265 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time

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    Colonel Klink

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    Family Guy

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    Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Buffy the Animated Series

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    Beaker Muppet Show is listed (or ranked) 270 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time

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    Beaker Muppet Show

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    My Name Is Earl

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    Malcolm in the Middle

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    Laverne & Shirley

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    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

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    Psych

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


    Kevin Stoley South Park

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    The Simpsons

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    Flight of the Conchords

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    Modern Family

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    Parks and Recreation

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    Soap

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    I Dream of Jeannie

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    Schneider is listed (or ranked) 284 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Schneider

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    Fawlty Towers

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    How I Met Your Mother

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


    Pip Pirrip South Park

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    Statler and Waldorf is listed (or ranked) 289 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time

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    Statler and Waldorf

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    Entourage

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    That '70s Show

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    - 256

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    Married... with Children

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    - 35

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    King of the Hill

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    Burt Campbell Soap

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    Two and a Half Men

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

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    Carl Brutananadilewski

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    Parks and Recreation

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    The Simpsons

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