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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    Mystery Science Theater 3000

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    Breaking Bad

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    The Office

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    Da Ali G Show

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    Crowley

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    Arrested Development

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    The Simpsons

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    King of the Hill

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    Modern Family

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    Married... with Children

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    Friends

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    Colonel Klink

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    Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Buffy the Animated Series

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    Friends

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    Family Guy

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    Laverne & Shirley

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    Beaker Muppet Show

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    Soap

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    My Name Is Earl

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    Psych

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    Malcolm in the Middle

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    Modern Family

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    Kevin Stoley South Park

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    Schneider

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    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

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    Burt Campbell Soap

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    Flight of the Conchords

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    The Simpsons

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    I Dream of Jeannie

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    Entourage

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    Parks and Recreation

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    Fawlty Towers

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    Pip Pirrip South Park

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    Two and a Half Men

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    How I Met Your Mother

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    That '70s Show

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    Statler and Waldorf

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    Soap

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    King of the Hill

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    Carl Brutananadilewski

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    Married... with Children

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    How I Met Your Mother

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