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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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    Breaking Bad

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  2. 252
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  3. 253
    + 147
    - 291


    Mystery Science Theater 3000

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  4. 254
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    - 183

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    Friends

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  5. 255
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    - 121
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  6. 256
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  7. 257
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    - 184

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    Psych

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  8. 258
    + 74
    - 220

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  9. 259
    + 101
    - 239


    Arrested Development

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  10. 260
    + 50
    - 74

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    King of the Hill

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  11. 261
    + 142
    - 385

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    Da Ali G Show

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  12. 262
    + 127
    - 211

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  13. 263
    + 72
    - 178
    Crowley is listed (or ranked) 263 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time

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    Crowley

  14. 264
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    - 75

    added by JenAnistonFriends
    Friends

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  15. 265
    + 134
    - 220


    The Simpsons

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  16. 266
    + 66
    - 112
    Colonel Klink is listed (or ranked) 266 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time

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    Colonel Klink

  17. 267
    + 37
    - 67


    Parks and Recreation

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  18. 268
    + 192
    - 235

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    Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Buffy the Animated Series

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  19. 269
    + 104
    - 206

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    Parks and Recreation

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  20. 270
    + 121
    - 198


    How I Met Your Mother

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  21. 271
    + 47
    - 71


    Married... with Children

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  22. 272
    + 121
    - 165

    added by MichaelWalls
    Family Guy

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  23. 273
    + 67
    - 54
    Beaker Muppet Show is listed (or ranked) 273 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time

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    Beaker Muppet Show

  24. 274
    + 107
    - 132

    added by RobertoHirsch

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  25. 275
    + 56
    - 53


    I Dream of Jeannie

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  26. 276
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    - 368

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    Entourage

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  27. 277
    + 20
    - 24


    Bob's Burgers

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  28. 278
    + 124
    - 167


    My Name Is Earl

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  29. 279
    + 45
    - 54

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

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  30. 280
    + 110
    - 161


    The Simpsons

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  31. 281
    + 95
    - 209


    How I Met Your Mother

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  32. 282
    + 104
    - 325

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    Flight of the Conchords

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  33. 283
    + 37
    - 83


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  34. 284
    + 154
    - 320
    Kevin Stoley is listed (or ranked) 284 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time

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    Kevin Stoley South Park

  35. 285
    + 58
    - 90


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  36. 286
    + 57
    - 55
    Statler and Waldorf is listed (or ranked) 286 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time

    ranked low on reranks & added by sev674475
    Statler and Waldorf

  37. 287
    + 43
    - 59

    added by erisedRi
    Malcolm in the Middle

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  38. 288
    + 38
    - 40


    The Simpsons

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  39. 289
    + 142
    - 268


    Fawlty Towers

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  40. 290
    + 74
    - 169

    added by prometheus
    Modern Family

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  41. 291
    + 32
    - 75


    Laverne & Shirley

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  42. 292
    + 166
    - 289
    Pip Pirrip is listed (or ranked) 292 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Pip Pirrip South Park

  43. 293
    + 81
    - 158

    added by truthissomewhereoutthere
    Two and a Half Men

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  44. 294
    + 38
    - 57

    added by lemonhead
    King of the Hill

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  45. 295
    + 92
    - 286

    often listed & ranked high on reranks

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  46. 296
    + 55
    - 63

    added by JenAnistonFriends
    That '70s Show

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  47. 297
    + 44
    - 56

    added by muzziac
    Married... with Children

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  48. 298
    + 92
    - 235

    often listed & ranked high on reranks

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  49. 299
    + 102
    - 165


    The Simpsons

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  50. 300
    + 83
    - 149


    The Simpsons

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