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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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    SpongeBob SquarePants

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    Burt Campbell Soap

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    The King of Queens

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    Hey Vern, It's Ernest!

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

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    Carl Brutananadilewski

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    Soap

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    Malcolm in the Middle

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    Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Disney's House of Mouse, Quack Pack

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    The Office: Subtle Sexuality, The Office

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    Community

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    added by looksharp

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    Damien Thron is listed (or ranked) 319 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Damien Thron South Park

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    Bob's Burgers

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    Two and a Half Men

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

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


    Lousie Belcher

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    Community

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    It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

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    The Dukes of Hazzard

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    All in the Family

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    Mac McDonald is listed (or ranked) 332 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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    Mr Haney is listed (or ranked) 333 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Mr Haney

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    Gilligan's Island

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    Girl Meets World, Boy Meets World

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    It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

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    Bob's Burgers

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    Leroy Jenkins is listed (or ranked) 339 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time


    Leroy Jenkins South Park

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    Married... with Children

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    Mystery Science Theater 3000

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    3rd Rock from the Sun

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    Sue Heck is listed (or ranked) 343 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time

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    Sue Heck The Middle

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    Beardo is listed (or ranked) 344 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time

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    Beardo Total Drama

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    Doctor Who

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    Burn Notice

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    The Golden Palace, The Golden Girls

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

    ranked low on reranks & added by YonaLagrutta
    Scuzzlebutt South Park

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    The Beverly Hillbillies

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    Supernatural, Supernatural The Animation

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