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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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    The Simpsons

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    The Simpsons

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  3. 303
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    Hey Vern, It's Ernest!

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  6. 306
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    Damien Thron is listed (or ranked) 306 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Damien Thron South Park

  7. 307
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    - 78
    Schneider is listed (or ranked) 307 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Schneider

  8. 308
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    Soap

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    Bob's Burgers

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  10. 310
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    - 41
    Lousie Belcher is listed (or ranked) 310 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Lousie Belcher

  11. 311
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    Burt Campbell Soap

  12. 312
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    Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Disney's House of Mouse, Quack Pack

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  13. 313
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    - 69

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    The King of Queens

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  14. 314
    + 31
    - 77
    Carl Brutananadilewski is listed (or ranked) 314 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time

    added by andy-lautenschleger
    Carl Brutananadilewski

  15. 315
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    Supernatural, Supernatural The Animation

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  16. 316
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  17. 317
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    Bob's Burgers

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  18. 318
    + 38
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    SpongeBob SquarePants

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  19. 319
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    - 102

    added by IsabelKühn
    Two and a Half Men

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  20. 320
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    added by DenisJantzenAvci

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    added by AndreaPoole-Presslor

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  23. 323
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    - 19
    Scuzzlebutt is listed (or ranked) 323 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time

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    Scuzzlebutt South Park

  24. 324
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    - 54

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    Malcolm in the Middle

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  26. 326
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    - 48

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    Soap

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  27. 327
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    - 179


    It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

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  28. 328
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    - 68

    added by looksharp

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  29. 329
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    - 65

    added by twaller123123
    Doctor Who

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  30. 330
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    - 238
    Leroy Jenkins is listed (or ranked) 330 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Leroy Jenkins South Park

  31. 331
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    - 20
    Beardo is listed (or ranked) 331 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time

    ranked low on reranks & added by YonaLagrutta
    Beardo Total Drama

  32. 332
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    - 153


    The Dukes of Hazzard

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    Gilligan's Island

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    added by lemonhead

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  38. 338
    + 24
    - 67
    Mr Haney is listed (or ranked) 338 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Mr Haney

  39. 339
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    - 30


    The Golden Palace, The Golden Girls

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  40. 340
    + 35
    - 51

    added by JenAnistonFriends
    That '70s Show

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  41. 341
    + 19
    - 61

    added by KassahWutke
    New Girl

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  42. 342
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    - 56


    Mr. T and Tina, Welcome Back, Kotter

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  43. 343
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    Married... with Children

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  44. 344
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    - 39

    added by killakane94
    Community

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  45. 345
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    - 30


    Burn Notice

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  46. 346
    + 25
    - 61


    All in the Family

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  47. 347
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    - 36

    added by PeteBoyle
    It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

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  48. 348
    + 8
    - 15

    added by Hannawell
    The Office: The Girl Next Door, The Office: Subtle Sexuality, The Office ...

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  49. 349
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    - 51

    added by lemonhead
    3rd Rock from the Sun

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  50. 350
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    The Beverly Hillbillies

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