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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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1
5,703 5,134
Homer Simpson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Homer Simpson The Simpsons

The Saddest Television Deaths Ever The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever

2
6,976 4,318
Stewie Griffin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Stewie Griffin Family Guy

3
5,887 4,955
Eric Cartman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Eric Cartman South Park

4
5,988 4,103
Peter Griffin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Peter Griffin Family Guy

5
5,768 3,854
Sheldon Cooper is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Sheldon Cooper The Big Bang Theory

6
5,172 3,358
Bugs Bunny is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Bugs Bunny Baby Looney Tunes

7
3,456 2,303
Lucy Ricardo is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Lucy Ricardo I Love Lucy, The Lucy–Desi Comedy Hour

8
4,120 3,675
Bart Simpson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Bart Simpson The Simpsons, The Tracey Ullman Show

9
2,885 2,234
Al Bundy is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Al Bundy Married... with Children

10
3,840 4,215
Cosmo Kramer is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Cosmo Kramer Seinfeld

11
4,719 3,349
Bender is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Bender Futurama

12
4,331 2,976
Michael Scott is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Michael Scott The Office

13
4,844 2,834
Barney Stinson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Barney Stinson How I Met Your Mother

14
3,970 2,390
Joey Tribbiani is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Joey Tribbiani Joey, Friends

15
4,450 2,543
Chandler Muriel Bing is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
tahirtalha98 added Chandler Muriel Bing Friends

The Best Arrested Development Characters The Funniest Business Names in The Simpsons

16
3,827 2,036
Will Smith is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Will Smith The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

17
3,648 3,430
Glenn Quagmire is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Glenn Quagmire Family Guy

18
3,320 1,828
Red Forman is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Red Forman That '70s Show

19
3,575 3,007
Dwight Schrute is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Dwight Schrute The Office

20
3,405 2,534
Brian Griffin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Brian Griffin Family Guy

21
2,230 1,176
Sophia Petrillo is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Sophia Petrillo The Golden Palace, The Golden Girls

22
2,783 1,732
Phoebe Buffay is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Phoebe Buffay Friends

23
3,026 3,481
George Costanza is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
George Costanza Seinfeld

24
2,003 2,351
Hawkeye Pierce is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Hawkeye Pierce M*A*S*H

25
3,071 1,977
Wile E. Coyote is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Wile E. Coyote Wile E. Coyote and The Road Runner

26
1,911 2,465
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

27
2,970 2,657
Mr. Bean is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Demon_Boy added Mr. Bean Mr. Bean, Mr. Bean

28
1,888 2,103
Liz Lemon is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Liz Lemon 30 Rock

29
2,430 2,837
Jerry Seinfeld is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Jerry Seinfeld Seinfeld

The Greatest Sitcoms in Television History Experiences Every Person Who Wants To Be Outgoing But Has Social Anxiety Has Had

30
1,867 1,747
J.D. is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
J.D. Scrubs

31
2,194 2,304
Frank Drebin is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Frank Drebin Police Squad!

32
3,169 2,748
Butters Stotch is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Butters Stotch South Park

33
1,976 1,930
Barney Fife is listed (or ranked) 33 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

34
2,693 2,181
Fry is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Fry Futurama

35
2,749 2,339
Ron Swanson is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Ron Swanson Parks and Recreation

36
1,654 1,013
Rose Nylund is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Rose Nylund The Golden Girls

37
1,925 1,176
Kitty Forman is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Kitty Forman That '70s Show

38
1,462 1,979
Elaine Benes is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Elaine Benes Seinfeld

39
1,792 1,141
Daffy Duck is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
moaz13 added Daffy Duck

40
1,276 1,754
Norm Peterson is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Norm Peterson Cheers

41
2,134 2,381
Moe Szyslak is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Moe Szyslak The Simpsons

42
1,797 1,028
Lucille Ball is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Lucille Ball I Love Lucy

43
1,782 1,201
Fez is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
steinergoldfarb added Fez That '70s Show - That 70s Show

The Greatest Female TV Characters of All Time The Best Adventure Travel Companies

44
1,227 1,149
Roseanne Conner is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Roseanne Conner Roseanne

45
1,270 773
Leonard Hofstadter is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Leonard Hofstadter The Big Bang Theory

46
1,712 1,207
Dr. Gregory House is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Dr. Gregory House

47
1,799 2,939
Tobias Fünke is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Tobias Fünke Arrested Development

48
2,406 2,295
Randy Marsh is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Randy Marsh South Park

49
1,113 1,128
Howard Wolowitz is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Howard Wolowitz The Big Bang Theory

50
1,386 1,208
Eric Forman is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Eric Forman That '70s Show