The Funniest TV Characters of All Time TV Characters
0Ultimate List
originally by  tags 221,342 votes 9,535 voters 268,287 views 428 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!

  • 171 ReRanks
    • Women
    • Men
    • Age
    • Region
  • See list ranked by
L The List
Z
B Comments
& Embed
G Options
2rerank list
  1. 189
    + 119
    - 209
    ) open
  2. 401
    + 14
    - 19

    ranked low on reranks
    Adam Sandler Saturday Night Live

  3. 204
    + 190
    - 149

    ranked low on reranks
    Family Guy

    ) open
  4. 230
    + 201
    - 270
    ) open
  5. 23
    + 698
    - 793

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

    ) open
  6. 217
    + 62
    - 49

    added by mainpleine
    The Flintstones

    ) open
  7. 63
    + 690
    - 920

    often listed
    30 Rock

    ) open
  8. 170
    + 189
    - 196

    ranked low on reranks
    Family Guy

    ) open
  9. 399
    + 69
    - 164


    Alex South Park

  10. 83
    + 385
    - 332

    ranked low on reranks
    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

    ) open
  11. 304
    + 8
    - 25

    added by Lars-HåkanPersson
    Community

    ) open
  12. 292
    + 90
    - 149


    How I Met Your Mother

    ) open
  13. 275
    + 144
    - 183


    Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Buffy the Animated Series

    ) open
  14. 97
    + 159
    - 217


    Parks and Recreation

    ) open
  15. 270
    + 120
    - 211


    Fawlty Towers

    ) open
  16. 187
    + 179
    - 353
    ) open
  17. 110
    + 168
    - 231


    The Honeymooners

    ) open
  18. 137
    + 263
    - 342


    That '70s Show

    ) open
  19. 334
    + 75
    - 164


    Parks and Recreation

    ) open
  20. 235
    + 114
    - 292

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Parks and Recreation

    ) open
  21. 269
    + 15
    - 17


    Mister Ed

    ) open
  22. 295
    + 18
    - 13


    I Dream of Jeannie

    ) open
  23. 113
    + 170
    - 219


    The Golden Girls

    ) open
  24. 162
    + 238
    - 326


    The Bernie Mac Show

    ) open
  25. 71
    + 242
    - 259


    The Golden Girls

    ) open
  26. 132
    + 44
    - 75
    ) open
  27. 242
    + 126
    - 222


    Mystery Science Theater 3000

    ) open
  28. 156
    + 270
    - 398


    The Cosby Show

    ) open
  29. 46
    + 745
    - 694


    Futurama

    ) open
  30. 26
    + 1164
    - 760


    Futurama

    ) open
  31. 64
    + 464
    - 374
    ) open
  32. 108
    + 357
    - 421


    The Ren & Stimpy Show

    ) open
  33. 231
    + 57
    - 100
    ) open
  34. 76
    + 270
    - 296


    Gilligan's Island

    ) open
  35. 93
    + 127
    - 196


    Newhart, The Bob Newhart Show

    ) open
  36. 255
    + 124
    - 233


    Breaking Bad

    ) open
  37. 195
    + 32
    - 21

    added by truthissomewhereoutthere
    Everybody Loves Raymond

    ) open
  38. 121
    + 136
    - 232


    Moonlighting

    ) open
  39. 131
    + 73
    - 125


    Murphy Brown

    ) open
  40. 103
    + 85
    - 121

    added by truthissomewhereoutthere

    ) open
  41. 30
    + 804
    - 944

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

    ) open
  42. 57
    + 795
    - 840


    It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

    ) open
  43. 86
    + 324
    - 385


    Two and a Half Men

    ) open
  44. 400
    + 53
    - 149
    ) open
  45. 410
    + 0
    - 2


    Red Dwarf

    ) open
  46. 273
    + 71
    - 78
    No image
    ) open
  47. 253
    + 61
    - 160

    often listed & ranked high on reranks

    ) open
  48. 330
    + 7
    - 22


    Parks and Recreation

    ) open
  49. 353
    + 12
    - 16

    added by muzziac
    Married... with Children

    ) open
  50. 322
    + 45
    - 62

    added by IsabelKühn
    Two and a Half Men

    ) open
429 +

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