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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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    Craig Tucker is listed (or ranked) 251 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Craig Tucker South Park

  2. 252
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    King of the Hill

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  3. 253
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    Benny Hill

  4. 254
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    Family Guy

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  5. 255
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    - 294


    Family Guy

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  6. 256
    + 54
    - 82


    Parks and Recreation

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  7. 257
    + 82
    - 104


    Mister Ed

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  8. 258
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    Mystery Science Theater 3000

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  10. 260
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    Married... with Children

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  11. 261
    + 81
    - 197
    Crowley is listed (or ranked) 261 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Crowley

  12. 262
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    - 407

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    Da Ali G Show

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    Parks and Recreation

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  17. 267
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  18. 268
    + 145
    - 237


    The Simpsons

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  19. 269
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    - 213


    How I Met Your Mother

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  20. 270
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    - 262

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    Arrested Development

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  21. 271
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    - 83


    Married... with Children

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  22. 272
    + 74
    - 128
    Colonel Klink is listed (or ranked) 272 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time

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    Colonel Klink

  23. 273
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    - 220


    How I Met Your Mother

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  24. 274
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    Entourage

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  25. 275
    + 61
    - 96


    King of the Hill

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  26. 276
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    - 250

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    Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Buffy the Animated Series

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  27. 277
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    - 38


    Bob's Burgers

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  28. 278
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  29. 279
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    Flight of the Conchords

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  30. 280
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    - 59

    added by JenAnistonFriends
    That '70s Show

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  31. 281
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    - 182

    often listed & added by prometheus
    Modern Family

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  32. 282
    + 64
    - 67


    I Dream of Jeannie

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  33. 283
    + 119
    - 176


    The Simpsons

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  34. 284
    + 55
    - 68

    added by Lars-HåkanPersson
    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

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  35. 285
    + 134
    - 182


    My Name Is Earl

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  36. 286
    + 77
    - 71
    Beaker Muppet Show is listed (or ranked) 286 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time

    added by sev674475
    Beaker Muppet Show

  37. 287
    + 41
    - 86


    Laverne & Shirley

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  38. 288
    + 157
    - 337
    Kevin Stoley is listed (or ranked) 288 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Kevin Stoley South Park

  39. 289
    + 30
    - 40


    The Golden Palace, The Golden Girls

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  40. 290
    + 97
    - 253

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  41. 291
    + 54
    - 74

    ranked low on reranks & added by erisedRi
    Malcolm in the Middle

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  42. 292
    + 95
    - 305

    often listed & ranked high on reranks

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  43. 293
    + 40
    - 98


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    - 69
    Statler and Waldorf is listed (or ranked) 294 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time

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    Statler and Waldorf

  45. 295
    + 89
    - 173

    added by truthissomewhereoutthere
    Two and a Half Men

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  46. 296
    + 41
    - 50
    Lousie Belcher is listed (or ranked) 296 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Lousie Belcher

  47. 297
    + 145
    - 285


    Fawlty Towers

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  48. 298
    + 35
    - 29


    Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Disney's House of Mouse, Quack Pack

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  49. 299
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    - 108


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  50. 300
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    - 29


    Bob's Burgers

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