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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? What are the names of some funny characters from 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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    often listed
    Joy Turner

    My Name Is Earl More
    37
  2. 302
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    about to drop off
    taco

    37
  3. 303
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    No image

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Monarch

    37
  4. 304
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    No image

    new! Chozen

    37
    added by: StacyWolfe
  5. 305
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    The O.C. More
    37
    added by: JenAnistonFriends
  6. 306
    Up 39
    Down 64

    often listed
    Thurston Howell, III

    Gilligan's Island More
    37
  7. 307
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    Friends More
    37
    added by: JenAnistonFriends
  8. 308
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    Down 62

    ranked low on reranks
    Darnell Turner

    My Name Is Earl More
    37
  9. 309
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    Down 24

    about to drop off
    Jimbo Kern

    37
  10. 310
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    ranked low on reranks
    Officer Barbrady

    36
  11. 311
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    Down 22

    often listed &about to drop off
    Donna Noble

    36
    added by: acrosstheflame
  12. 312
    Up 1
    Down 4

    new! Gunther

    Friends More
    36
    added by: JenAnistonFriends
  13. 313
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    Down 68

    often listed
    Daphne Moon

    Frasier More
    36
  14. 314
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    Down 6
    New Girl More
    36
    added by: sally
  15. 315
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    Down 68

    ranked low on reranks
    Dennis Reynolds

    It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia More
    36
  16. 316
    Up 21
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    No image

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Luther Van Dam

    35
  17. 317
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    Down 85

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Mitchell Pritchett

    Modern Family More
    35
  18. 318
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    Down 79

    ranked low on reranks
    The Todd

    Scrubs More
    35
  19. 319
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    Down 117
    Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Buffy the Animated Series More
    34
  20. 320
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    Down 64

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    Mr. Slave

    32
  21. 321
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    Dauber Dybinski

    Coach More
    32
  22. 322
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    Down 88
    Community More
    32
  23. 323
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    Down 94

    ranked high on reranks
    Troy Barnes

    Community More
    32
  24. 324
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    about to drop off &ranked low on reranks
    Vera Louise Gorman-Novak

    Alice More
    31
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