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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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    Crowley

  2. 252
    + 105
    - 138

    added by MelissaNofies
    American Dad!

    ) open
  3. 253
    + 134
    - 322

    Da Ali G Show

    ) open
  4. 254
    + 131
    - 234

    Breaking Bad

    ) open
  5. 255
    + 63
    - 163

    often listed & ranked high on reranks

    ) open
  6. 256
    + 88
    - 181

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Arrested Development

    ) open
  7. 257
    + 12
    - 5

    ranked low on reranks & added by lemonhead
    Soap

    ) open
  8. 258
    + 18
    - 23
    No image

    Burt Campbell Soap

  9. 259
    + 13
    - 6

    added by lemonhead
    King of the Hill

    ) open
  10. 260
    + 102
    - 132
    No image

    Jackie Gleason

  11. 261
    + 92
    - 110

    added by MichaelWalls
    Family Guy

    ) open
  12. 262
    + 81
    - 93

    Henry Winkler

  13. 263
    + 100
    - 119

    My Name Is Earl

    ) open
  14. 264
    + 21
    - 30

    added by JenAnistonFriends
    Friends

    ) open
  15. 265
    + 96
    - 137
    ) open
  16. 266
    + 18
    - 18

    Mister Ed

    ) open
  17. 267
    + 152
    - 186

    Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Buffy the Animated Series

    ) open
  18. 268
    + 125
    - 309

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Entourage

    ) open
  19. 269
    + 74
    - 79
    No image
    ) open
  20. 270
    + 18
    - 20

    King of the Hill

    ) open
  21. 271
    + 74
    - 138

    added by katieryan1010
    Friends

    ) open
  22. 272
    + 74
    - 88

    added by RobertoHirsch

    ) open
  23. 273
    + 15
    - 23

    Schneider

  24. 274
    + 10
    - 6

    added by lemonhead
    3rd Rock from the Sun

    ) open
  25. 275
    + 40
    - 65

    added by looksharp
    The Office

    ) open
  26. 276
    + 141
    - 257

    Kevin Stoley South Park

  27. 277
    + 54
    - 75
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    added by grant1woods

    ) open
  28. 278
    + 82
    - 226

    often listed & ranked high on reranks

    ) open
  29. 279
    + 16
    - 23

    Laverne & Shirley

    ) open
  30. 280
    + 126
    - 214

    Fawlty Towers

    ) open
  31. 281
    + 76
    - 136

    added by JordanAnderson
    Psych

    ) open
  32. 282
    + 10
    - 6

    added by lemonhead
    Ann Marie That Girl

  33. 283
    + 56
    - 126

    added by prometheus
    Modern Family

    ) open
  34. 284
    + 11
    - 13

    added by lemonhead

    ) open
  35. 285
    + 12
    - 6

    added by lemonhead
    Soap

    ) open
  36. 286
    + 37
    - 65

    added by axelanti
    Colonel Klink

  37. 287
    + 65
    - 110

    added by truthissomewhereoutthere
    Two and a Half Men

    ) open
  38. 288
    + 15
    - 18

    Mr Haney

  39. 289
    + 148
    - 226

    Pip Pirrip South Park

  40. 290
    + 79
    - 189

    often listed & ranked high on reranks

    ) open
  41. 291
    + 98
    - 150

    How I Met Your Mother

    ) open
  42. 292
    + 32
    - 44
    ) open
  43. 293
    + 31
    - 15

    added by sev674475
    Beaker Muppet Show

  44. 294
    + 31
    - 55

    Modern Family

    ) open
  45. 295
    + 31
    - 56

    added by AndreaPoole-Presslor

    ) open
  46. 296
    + 17
    - 21

    Carl Brutananadilewski

  47. 297
    + 78
    - 159

    How I Met Your Mother

    ) open
  48. 298
    + 20
    - 15

    I Dream of Jeannie

    ) open
  49. 299
    + 11
    - 4

    added by lemonhead
    Hey Vern, It's Ernest!

    ) open
  50. 300
    + 10
    - 15

    added by lemonhead
    The Larry Sanders Show

    ) open
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