The Funniest TV Characters of All Time TV Characters
Ultimate List
318  items 156,962 votes 7,120 voters 196,602 views more info

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!
  • 130 ReRanks
    • Women
    • Men
    • Age
    • Region
  • See list ranked by
The List
Comment
Embed
Options
rerank list
  1. 1
    Up 2313
    Down 1143

    the people's #1 & most listed The Simpsons

    open
  2. 2
    Up 2494
    Down 1042

    Family Guy

    open
  3. 3
    Up 2376
    Down 1210

    South Park

    open
  4. 4
    Up 1925
    Down 1167

    Family Guy

    open
  5. 5
    Up 1611
    Down 843

    Baby Looney Tunes

    open
  6. 6
    Up 1350
    Down 797

    The Simpsons, The Tracey Ullman Show

    open
  7. 7
    Up 1584
    Down 1078

    The Big Bang Theory

    open
  8. 8
    Up 1727
    Down 931

    Futurama

    open
  9. 9
    Up 1412
    Down 1164

    Seinfeld

    open
  10. 10
    Up 1305
    Down 953

    Family Guy

    open
  11. 11
    Up 1547
    Down 949

    How I Met Your Mother

    open
  12. 12
    Up 1279
    Down 1015

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Seinfeld

    open
  13. 13
    Up 1331
    Down 890

    The Office

    open
  14. 14
    Up 1235
    Down 934

    often listed & ranked high on reranks The Office

    open
  15. 15
    Up 1390
    Down 785

    South Park

    open
  16. 16
    Up 1020
    Down 533

    Family Guy

    open
  17. 17
    Up 940
    Down 472

    Wile E. Coyote and The Road Runner

    open
  18. 18
    Up 100
    Down 67

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

    open
  19. 19
    Up 1056
    Down 801

    added by tahirtalha98 Friends

    open
  20. 20
    Up 966
    Down 823

    Joey, Friends

    open
  21. 21
    Up 984
    Down 590

    added by Demon_Boy Mr. Bean, Mr. Bean

    open
  22. 22
    Up 881
    Down 522

    Futurama

    open
  23. 23
    Up 818
    Down 556

    Frank Drebin Police Squad!

    open
  24. 24
    Up 955
    Down 748

    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

    open
  25. 25
    Up 865
    Down 666

    The Simpsons

    open
  26. 26
    Up 956
    Down 919

    Seinfeld

    open
  27. 27
    Up 915
    Down 744

    The Simpsons

    open
  28. 28
    Up 952
    Down 1041

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Arrested Development

    open
  29. 29
    Up 892
    Down 570

    ranked low on reranks Randy Marsh South Park

    open
  30. 30
    Up 854
    Down 936

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Arrested Development

    open
  31. 31
    Up 570
    Down 630

    The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour, I Love Lucy

    open
  32. 32
    Up 886
    Down 761

    ranked low on reranks Parks and Recreation

    open
  33. 33
    Up 645
    Down 735

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Archie Bunker's Place, All in the Family

    open
  34. 34
    Up 640
    Down 393

    ranked low on reranks That '70s Show

    open
  35. 35
    Up 589
    Down 557

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

    open
  36. 36
    Up 529
    Down 402

    The Simpsons

    open
  37. 37
    Up 507
    Down 581

    often listed & ranked high on reranks M*A*S*H

    open
  38. 38
    Up 566
    Down 474

    Futurama

    open
  39. 39
    Up 455
    Down 324

    The Simpsons

    open
  40. 40
    Up 517
    Down 429

    The Muppet Show, Sam and Friends

    open
  41. 41
    Up 482
    Down 351

    South Park

    open
  42. 42
    Up 665
    Down 655

    It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

    open
  43. 43
    Up 309
    Down 258

    Friends

    open
  44. 44
    Up 420
    Down 426

    Fawlty Towers

    open
  45. 45
    Up 429
    Down 401

    open
  46. 46
    Up 275
    Down 196

    Lucille Ball I Love Lucy

    open
  47. 47
    Up 618
    Down 717

    Beavis and Butt-head

    open
  48. 48
    Up 635
    Down 697

    Beavis and Butt-head

    open
  49. 49
    Up 529
    Down 542

    Archer

    open
  50. 50
    Up 356
    Down 308

    Scrubs

    open
319 +

Something missing? Add it!

think you can do better?

Rerank This List

got a blog or website?

embed this list

viewers of this list also saw...

more popular lists