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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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    How I Met Your Mother

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    Wile E. Coyote and The Road Runner

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    SpongeBob SquarePants

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    Bob's Burgers

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    Soap

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    The Simpsons

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    The Simpsons

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    Community

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    Damien Thron is listed (or ranked) 313 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Damien Thron South Park

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    Mr Haney is listed (or ranked) 316 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Mr Haney

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    Hey Vern, It's Ernest!

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    The King of Queens

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    The Dukes of Hazzard

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    Malcolm in the Middle

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    3rd Rock from the Sun

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    Leroy Jenkins is listed (or ranked) 327 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Leroy Jenkins South Park

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    Doctor Who

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    Two and a Half Men

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    All in the Family

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    Blackadder II, The Black Adder, Blackadder the Third

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    The Office: Subtle Sexuality, The Office

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    It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

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    Mystery Science Theater 3000

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

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    WKRP

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    Gilligan's Island

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    New Girl

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    Supernatural, Supernatural The Animation

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    Mac McDonald is listed (or ranked) 341 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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    Married... with Children

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    3rd Rock From The Sun

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

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    Ann Marie That Girl

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    The Larry Sanders Show

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

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    Sue Heck The Middle

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    Mr. T and Tina, Welcome Back, Kotter

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