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The Funniest TV Characters of All Time

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 people's #1 & most listed The Simpsons

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    Family Guy

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    South Park

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    Family Guy

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    Baby Looney Tunes

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    The Simpsons, The Tracey Ullman Show

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    The Big Bang Theory

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    Futurama

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    Seinfeld

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    Family Guy

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    How I Met Your Mother

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    Seinfeld

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    The Office

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Married... with Children

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks The Office

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    South Park

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    Family Guy

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    ranked low on reranks Wile E. Coyote and The Road Runner

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    Frank Drebin Police Squad!

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    added by tahirtalha98 Friends

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    Joey, Friends

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    added by Demon_Boy Mr. Bean

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour, I Love Lucy

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    ranked low on reranks Futurama

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    Seinfeld

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    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

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    The Simpsons

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    The Simpsons

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Arrested Development

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    That '70s Show

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    ranked low on reranks Randy Marsh South Park

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    M*A*S*H

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    Archie Bunker's Place, All in the Family

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    Arrested Development

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    The New Andy Griffith Show, The Andy Griffith Show, The Joey Bishop Show ...

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    ranked low on reranks Parks and Recreation

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    Friends

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    The Simpsons

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    30 Rock

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    Seinfeld

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    Fawlty Towers

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    Futurama

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    ranked low on reranks The Simpsons

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    The Muppet Show, Sam and Friends

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    Jim Ignatowski

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    South Park

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    It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

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    Scrubs

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    Beavis and Butt-head

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