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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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    Pip Pirrip is listed (or ranked) 301 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Pip Pirrip South Park

  2. 302
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    - 56


    The Simpsons

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  3. 303
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    - 130

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    Supernatural, Supernatural The Animation

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  4. 304
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    - 71

    added by jordy12
    SpongeBob SquarePants

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  5. 305
    + 83
    - 109

    added by IsabelKühn
    Two and a Half Men

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  6. 306
    + 42
    - 51

    added by lemonhead
    Hey Vern, It's Ernest!

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  7. 307
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    - 37


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  8. 308
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    - 33


    Bob's Burgers

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  9. 309
    + 43
    - 81

    added by MichaelWalls
    The King of Queens

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  10. 310
    + 109
    - 178


    The Simpsons

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  11. 311
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    - 161


    The Simpsons

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  12. 312
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  13. 313
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    - 274
    Damien Thron is listed (or ranked) 313 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Damien Thron South Park

  14. 314
    + 31
    - 90
    Schneider is listed (or ranked) 314 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Schneider

  15. 315
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    - 77

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    King of the Hill

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  16. 316
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    - 76


    Married... with Children

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  17. 317
    + 25
    - 87

    added by Lars-HåkanPersson
    Community

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  18. 318
    + 36
    - 78

    added by prometheus

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  19. 319
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    - 65

    added by YaSin
    Malcolm in the Middle

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  20. 320
    + 56
    - 71

    added by DenisJantzenAvci

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  21. 321
    + 90
    - 164


    The Dukes of Hazzard

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  22. 322
    + 18
    - 50


    Blackadder II, The Black Adder, Blackadder the Third

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  23. 323
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    - 70

    added by lemonhead
    Soap

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  24. 324
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  25. 325
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    - 73

    added by KassahWutke
    New Girl

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  26. 326
    + 109
    - 194


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    - 24

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

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  28. 328
    + 47
    - 112

    added by AndreaPoole-Presslor

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  29. 329
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    - 224


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    - 52

    added by looksharp
    Gilligan's Island

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  31. 331
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    - 87
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    Burt Campbell Soap

  32. 332
    + 91
    - 191


    It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

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  33. 333
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    - 195


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  34. 334
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    - 80

    added by twaller123123
    Doctor Who

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  35. 335
    + 23
    - 51

    added by KassahWutke
    Reba

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  36. 336
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    - 167


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  38. 338
    + 33
    - 80

    added by looksharp

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    - 94
    Carl Brutananadilewski is listed (or ranked) 339 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time

    added by andy-lautenschleger
    Carl Brutananadilewski

  40. 340
    + 23
    - 44


    Will & Grace

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  41. 341
    + 138
    - 253
    Leroy Jenkins is listed (or ranked) 341 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Leroy Jenkins South Park

  42. 342
    + 26
    - 70

    added by lemonhead

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  43. 343
    + 36
    - 56


    All Grown Up!, Rugrats

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  44. 344
    + 28
    - 67


    Mr. T and Tina, Welcome Back, Kotter

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  45. 345
    + 22
    - 46

    added by PeteBoyle
    It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

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  46. 346
    + 11
    - 24

    added by Cablogula
    Ally McBeal

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  47. 347
    + 48
    - 31
    Scuzzlebutt is listed (or ranked) 347 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time

    ranked low on reranks & added by YonaLagrutta
    Scuzzlebutt South Park

  48. 348
    + 35
    - 69
    Sue Heck is listed (or ranked) 348 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time

    added by looksharp
    Sue Heck The Middle

  49. 349
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    - 42


    Burn Notice

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  50. 350
    + 30
    - 62

    added by lemonhead
    Soap

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