The Funniest TV Characters of All Time TV Characters
0Ultimate List
originally by  tags 229,097 votes 9,933 voters 274,051 views 431 items f p @

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!

  • 174 ReRanks
    • Women
    • Men
    • Age
    • Region
  • See list ranked by
L The List
Z
B Comments
& Embed
G Options
2rerank list
  1. 1
    + 2996
    - 1565

    most listed
    The Simpsons

    ) open
  2. 2
    + 3190
    - 1499

    Family Guy

    ) open
  3. 3
    + 3009
    - 1625

    South Park

    ) open
  4. 4
    + 2454
    - 1628

    Family Guy

    ) open
  5. 5
    + 2144
    - 1167

    Baby Looney Tunes

    ) open
  6. 6
    + 1849
    - 1164

    The Simpsons, The Tracey Ullman Show

    ) open
  7. 7
    + 2147
    - 1552

    The Big Bang Theory

    ) open
  8. 8
    + 1855
    - 1539
    ) open
  9. 9
    + 2203
    - 1282

    ranked low on reranks
    Futurama

    ) open
  10. 10
    + 1694
    - 1374

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Family Guy

    ) open
  11. 11
    + 2041
    - 1334

    How I Met Your Mother

    ) open
  12. 12
    + 1666
    - 1373

    often listed
    Seinfeld

    ) open
  13. 13
    + 441
    - 374

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

    ) open
  14. 14
    + 1405
    - 860

    ranked low on reranks & added by Demon_Boy
    Mr. Bean, Mr. Bean

    ) open
  15. 15
    + 1384
    - 876

    Family Guy

    ) open
  16. 16
    + 1756
    - 1216

    The Office

    ) open
  17. 17
    + 807
    - 878

    the people's #1 & often listed
    The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour, I Love Lucy

    ) open
  18. 18
    + 1294
    - 726

    Wile E. Coyote and The Road Runner

    ) open
  19. 19
    + 1090
    - 810

    Frank Drebin Police Squad!

  20. 20
    + 1760
    - 1105

    South Park

    ) open
  21. 21
    + 1541
    - 1094

    added by tahirtalha98
    Friends

    ) open
  22. 22
    + 1594
    - 1269

    The Office

    ) open
  23. 23
    + 724
    - 818

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

    ) open
  24. 24
    + 1371
    - 1122

    Joey, Friends

    ) open
  25. 25
    + 1207
    - 786

    Futurama

    ) open
  26. 26
    + 927
    - 615

    That '70s Show

    ) open
  27. 27
    + 1259
    - 1194
    ) open
  28. 28
    + 1300
    - 985

    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

    ) open
  29. 29
    + 658
    - 662

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    30 Rock

    ) open
  30. 30
    + 828
    - 971

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

    ) open
  31. 31
    + 450
    - 444

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Seinfeld

    ) open
  32. 32
    + 645
    - 497

    ranked low on reranks
    Friends

    ) open
  33. 33
    + 1124
    - 917

    ranked low on reranks
    The Simpsons

    ) open
  34. 34
    + 1199
    - 816

    ranked low on reranks
    Randy Marsh South Park

  35. 35
    + 1167
    - 1015

    The Simpsons

    ) open
  36. 36
    + 1161
    - 1318

    Arrested Development

    ) open
  37. 37
    + 600
    - 630

    Fawlty Towers

    ) open
  38. 38
    + 495
    - 493

    Scrubs

    ) open
  39. 39
    + 328
    - 282

    The Golden Palace, The Golden Girls

    ) open
  40. 40
    + 770
    - 783

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

    ) open
  41. 41
    + 770
    - 619

    The Simpsons

    ) open
  42. 42
    + 1147
    - 1001

    Parks and Recreation

    ) open
  43. 43
    + 443
    - 497

    often listed
    Cheers

    ) open
  44. 44
    + 991
    - 1202

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Arrested Development

    ) open
  45. 45
    + 397
    - 491

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Jim Ignatowski

  46. 46
    + 776
    - 712

    ranked low on reranks
    Futurama

    ) open
  47. 47
    + 312
    - 211

    added by moaz13
    Baby Looney Tunes

    ) open
  48. 48
    + 656
    - 520
    ) open
  49. 49
    + 696
    - 574
    ) open
  50. 50
    + 197
    - 254

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    3rd Rock from the Sun

    ) open
432 +

Something missing? Add it!

L List Options 2 Rerank List B Comments & Embed z Share Next List >

viewers of this list also saw...

more popular lists