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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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    Mr Haney is listed (or ranked) 309 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


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


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    Two and a Half Men

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    All in the Family

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


    Leroy Jenkins South Park

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    The Dukes of Hazzard

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    Malcolm in the Middle

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    Doctor Who

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    WKRP

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    It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

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    New Girl

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    The Larry Sanders Show

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    Ann Marie That Girl

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    Mac McDonald is listed (or ranked) 348 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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