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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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+ - 5,166 3,751
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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+ - 5,026 3,149
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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+ - 4,071 2,773
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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+ - 4,284 3,203
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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+ - 3,370 2,827
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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Cosmo Kramer is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Cosmo Kramer Seinfeld

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+ - 2,246 1,789
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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+ - 4,073 2,597
Bender is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Bender Futurama

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+ - 2,004 1,504
Al Bundy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Al Bundy Married... with Children

12
+ - 3,512 2,348
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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+ - 3,849 2,368
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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+ - 3,092 2,678
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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+ - 3,398 2,098
Chandler Muriel Bing is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time

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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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+ - 2,982 2,328
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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+ - 2,508 1,339
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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+ - 2,888 2,006
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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+ - 2,690 2,700
George Costanza is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
George Costanza Seinfeld

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+ - 2,731 1,740
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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+ - 2,434 1,538
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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+ - 2,550 2,030
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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+ - 1,525 1,761
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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+ - 1,913 1,324
Phoebe Buffay is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Phoebe Buffay Friends

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+ - 1,561 1,883
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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+ - 1,475 1,558
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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+ - 2,080 2,222
Jerry Seinfeld is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Jerry Seinfeld Seinfeld

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+ - 2,867 2,093
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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+ - 1,880 1,745
Frank Drebin is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Frank Drebin Police Squad!

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+ - 1,322 879
Sophia Petrillo is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Sophia Petrillo The Golden Palace, The Golden Girls

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+ - 2,316 1,637
Fry is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Fry Futurama

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+ - 2,327 1,768
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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+ - 1,371 1,279
J.D. is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
J.D. Scrubs

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+ - 1,502 1,514
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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+ - 1,148 1,403
Elaine Benes is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Elaine Benes Seinfeld

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+ - 1,870 1,792
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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+ - 1,223 808
Daffy Duck is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time

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Kitty Forman is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Kitty Forman That '70s Show

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+ - 2,163 1,678
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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+ - 1,653 2,316
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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+ - 966 1,283
Norm Peterson is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Norm Peterson Cheers

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+ - 1,768 1,952
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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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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+ - 1,419 1,076
Roger is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Roger American Dad!

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+ - 1,363 1,493
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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+ - 786 918
Leslie Knope is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Leslie Knope Parks and Recreation

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+ - 973 1,541
Basil Fawlty is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Basil Fawlty Fawlty Towers

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+ - 939 846
Eric Forman is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Eric Forman That '70s Show

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+ - 1,406 2,124
Gob Bluth is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Gob Bluth Arrested Development