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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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    Hey Vern, It's Ernest!

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    SpongeBob SquarePants

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    Otto Mann is listed (or ranked) 304 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time

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    Otto Mann

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    Burt Campbell Soap

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    Kent Brockman is listed (or ranked) 306 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Kent Brockman

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    Soap

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    Carl Carlson is listed (or ranked) 308 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Carl Carlson The Simpsons

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    The King of Queens

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    Carl Brutananadilewski is listed (or ranked) 310 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time

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    Carl Brutananadilewski

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    Community

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    Damien Thron is listed (or ranked) 314 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Damien Thron South Park

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    Dewey is listed (or ranked) 315 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time

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    Dewey Malcolm in the Middle

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    Mr. Bill is listed (or ranked) 318 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Mr. Bill

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    Gilligan's Island

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    Mr Haney is listed (or ranked) 320 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Mr Haney

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    Berta is listed (or ranked) 321 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time

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    Berta Two and a Half Men

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    Girl Meets World, Boy Meets World

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    Andy Bernard is listed (or ranked) 323 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time

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    Andy Bernard The Office: The Girl Next Door, The Office: Subtle Sexuality, The Office ...

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    The Dukes of Hazzard

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    Jeff Winger is listed (or ranked) 325 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Jeff Winger Community

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    K. Erin Hannon is listed (or ranked) 326 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time

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    K. Erin Hannon The Office: Subtle Sexuality, The Office

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    Hans Moleman is listed (or ranked) 328 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Hans Moleman

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    Leroy Jenkins is listed (or ranked) 330 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Leroy Jenkins South Park

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    Dennis Reynolds is listed (or ranked) 331 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Dennis Reynolds It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

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    Sue Heck is listed (or ranked) 332 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time

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    Sue Heck The Middle

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    Tom Servo is listed (or ranked) 333 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time

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    Tom Servo Mystery Science Theater 3000

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    3rd Rock from the Sun

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    Mac McDonald is listed (or ranked) 335 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time

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    Mac McDonald Ronald (Mac) McDonald is a character on It's Always Sunny in Philidalphia

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    Lousie Belcher is listed (or ranked) 336 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Lousie Belcher

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    Sam Axe is listed (or ranked) 337 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Sam Axe Burn Notice

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    Buck the Dog is listed (or ranked) 338 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Buck the Dog Married... with Children

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    Deandra Reynolds is listed (or ranked) 339 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time

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    Deandra Reynolds It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

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    All in the Family

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    Ed Grimley is listed (or ranked) 341 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time

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    Ed Grimley

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    Eleventh Doctor is listed (or ranked) 342 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time

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    Eleventh Doctor Doctor Who

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    Blackadder II, The Black Adder, Blackadder the Third

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    New Girl

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    Lucille Bluth is listed (or ranked) 345 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Lucille Bluth

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    Blanche Devereaux is listed (or ranked) 346 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Blanche Devereaux The Golden Palace, The Golden Girls

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    Jimmy McGill is listed (or ranked) 347 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time

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    Jimmy McGill Better Call Saul

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    Larry Sanders is listed (or ranked) 348 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time

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    Larry Sanders The Larry Sanders Show

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    Sue Heck is listed (or ranked) 349 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Sue Heck The Middle

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    Tina Belcher is listed (or ranked) 350 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Tina Belcher Bob's Burgers

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