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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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Homer Simpson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Homer Simpson The Simpsons

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Stewie Griffin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Stewie Griffin Family Guy

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+ - 5,205 3,792
Eric Cartman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Eric Cartman South Park

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+ - 5,067 3,188
Peter Griffin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Peter Griffin Family Guy

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+ - 4,121 2,798
Bugs Bunny is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Bugs Bunny Baby Looney Tunes

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+ - 4,352 3,232
Sheldon Cooper is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Sheldon Cooper The Big Bang Theory

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+ - 3,403 2,867
Bart Simpson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Bart Simpson The Simpsons, The Tracey Ullman Show

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+ - 3,253 3,270
Cosmo Kramer is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Cosmo Kramer Seinfeld

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+ - 2,301 1,818
Lucy Ricardo is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Lucy Ricardo I Love Lucy, The Lucy–Desi Comedy Hour

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+ - 4,108 2,633
Bender is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Bender Futurama

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+ - 2,036 1,534
Al Bundy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Al Bundy Married... with Children

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+ - 3,542 2,377
Michael Scott is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Michael Scott The Office

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+ - 3,892 2,389
Barney Stinson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Barney Stinson How I Met Your Mother

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+ - 3,113 2,713
Glenn Quagmire is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Glenn Quagmire Family Guy

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+ - 3,437 2,119
Chandler Muriel Bing is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time

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+ - 2,817 1,920
Brian Griffin is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Brian Griffin Family Guy

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+ - 3,017 2,353
Dwight Schrute is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Dwight Schrute The Office

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+ - 2,550 1,359
Red Forman is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Red Forman That '70s Show

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+ - 2,922 2,025
Joey Tribbiani is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Joey Tribbiani Joey, Friends

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+ - 2,701 2,735
George Costanza is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
George Costanza Seinfeld

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+ - 2,773 1,754
Will Smith is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Will Smith The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

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+ - 2,462 1,562
Wile E. Coyote is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Wile E. Coyote Wile E. Coyote and The Road Runner

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+ - 2,566 2,062
Mr. Bean is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Mr. Bean Mr. Bean, Mr. Bean

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+ - 1,548 1,789
Hawkeye Pierce is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Hawkeye Pierce M*A*S*H

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+ - 1,948 1,343
Phoebe Buffay is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Phoebe Buffay Friends

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+ - 1,580 1,910
Archie Bunker is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Archie Bunker Archie Bunker's Place, All in the Family

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+ - 1,496 1,583
Liz Lemon is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Liz Lemon 30 Rock

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+ - 2,095 2,252
Jerry Seinfeld is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Jerry Seinfeld Seinfeld

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+ - 2,885 2,120
Butters Stotch is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Butters Stotch South Park

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Sophia Petrillo is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Sophia Petrillo The Golden Palace, The Golden Girls

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+ - 1,896 1,768
Frank Drebin is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Frank Drebin Police Squad!

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+ - 2,336 1,660
Fry is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Fry Futurama

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+ - 2,345 1,791
Ron Swanson is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Ron Swanson Parks and Recreation

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+ - 1,390 1,301
J.D. is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
J.D. Scrubs

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+ - 1,523 1,535
Barney Fife is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Barney Fife The New Andy Griffith Show, The Andy Griffith Show, The Joey Bishop Show

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+ - 1,161 1,432
Elaine Benes is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Elaine Benes Seinfeld

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+ - 1,882 1,820
Moe Szyslak is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Moe Szyslak The Simpsons

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+ - 1,306 869
Kitty Forman is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Kitty Forman That '70s Show

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+ - 1,243 831
Daffy Duck is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time

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+ - 2,176 1,704
Randy Marsh is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Randy Marsh South Park

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+ - 1,657 2,347
Tobias Fünke is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Tobias Fünke Arrested Development

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+ - 980 1,308
Norm Peterson is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Norm Peterson Cheers

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+ - 1,778 1,981
Ralph Wiggum is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Ralph Wiggum The Simpsons

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+ - 1,010 758
Rose Nylund is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Rose Nylund The Golden Girls

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+ - 1,442 1,098
Roger is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Roger American Dad!

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+ - 1,376 1,520
Mr. Burns is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Mr. Burns The Simpsons

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+ - 963 863
Eric Forman is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Eric Forman That '70s Show

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+ - 801 941
Leslie Knope is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Leslie Knope Parks and Recreation

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+ - 978 1,568
Basil Fawlty is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Basil Fawlty Fawlty Towers

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+ - 1,408 2,152
Gob Bluth is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Gob Bluth Arrested Development