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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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    How I Met Your Mother

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    added by erisedRi Malcolm in the Middle

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    added by truthissomewhereoutthere Two and a Half Men

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Glee

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  5. 255
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    Will & Grace

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  6. 256
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    WKRP in Cincinnati

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    Jason South Park

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    Gregory South Park

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    added by MichaelWalls Family Guy

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    Baahir Hassan Abdul Hakeem South Park

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    added by axelanti Colonel Klink

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    Modern Family

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    Francis South Park

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    Arrested Development

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    Bill Allen and Fosse McDonald South Park

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    Gary Harrison South Park

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    added by looksharp The Office

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    Newhart, The Bob Newhart Show

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    Mark Cotswolds South Park

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    Parks and Recreation

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    My Name Is Earl

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    Pete Melman South Park

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    Murphy Brown

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    Frasier

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Hank Kingsley

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    Josh Myers South Park

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    Alex South Park

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    Gilligan's Island

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    NCIS

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    It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

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    Modern Family

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    The Office

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