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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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+ - 5,495 4,231
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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+ - 5,432 3,541
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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+ - 4,540 3,029
Bugs Bunny is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Bugs Bunny Baby Looney Tunes

6
+ - 4,908 3,481
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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+ - 3,681 3,182
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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+ - 2,749 2,020
Lucy Ricardo is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Lucy Ricardo I Love Lucy, The Lucy–Desi Comedy Hour

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+ - 2,408 1,793
Al Bundy is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Al Bundy Married... with Children

10
+ - 3,495 3,660
Cosmo Kramer is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Cosmo Kramer Seinfeld

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+ - 4,363 2,914
Bender is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Bender Futurama

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+ - 3,842 2,620
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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+ - 4,258 2,573
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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+ - 3,339 2,981
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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+ - 3,804 2,308
Chandler Muriel Bing is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time

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+ - 3,306 2,190
Joey Tribbiani is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Joey Tribbiani Joey, Friends

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+ - 2,869 1,541
Red Forman is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Red Forman That '70s Show

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+ - 3,168 1,864
Will Smith is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Will Smith The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

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+ - 3,074 2,153
Brian Griffin is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Brian Griffin Family Guy

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+ - 3,235 2,615
Dwight Schrute is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Dwight Schrute The Office

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+ - 2,828 3,040
George Costanza is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
George Costanza Seinfeld

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+ - 2,719 1,722
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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+ - 2,272 1,507
Phoebe Buffay is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Phoebe Buffay Friends

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+ - 1,743 2,010
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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+ - 1,689 993
Sophia Petrillo is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Sophia Petrillo The Golden Palace, The Golden Girls

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+ - 1,712 2,134
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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+ - 2,751 2,301
Mr. Bean is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Mr. Bean Mr. Bean, Mr. Bean

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+ - 1,653 1,796
Liz Lemon is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Liz Lemon 30 Rock

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+ - 2,223 2,491
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 Bucket List for Couples

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+ - 1,596 1,472
J.D. is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
J.D. Scrubs

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+ - 2,031 1,975
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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+ - 3,004 2,371
Butters Stotch is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Butters Stotch South Park

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+ - 2,492 1,856
Fry is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Fry Futurama

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+ - 2,508 2,010
Ron Swanson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Ron Swanson Parks and Recreation

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+ - 1,708 1,693
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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+ - 1,273 1,659
Elaine Benes is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Elaine Benes Seinfeld

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+ - 1,557 985
Kitty Forman is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Kitty Forman That '70s Show

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+ - 1,473 953
Daffy Duck is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time

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+ - 1,277 850
Rose Nylund is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Rose Nylund The Golden Girls

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+ - 1,982 2,048
Moe Szyslak is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Moe Szyslak The Simpsons

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+ - 1,097 1,489
Norm Peterson is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Norm Peterson Cheers

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+ - 2,277 1,945
Randy Marsh is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Randy Marsh South Park

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+ - 1,721 2,590
Tobias Fünke is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Tobias Fünke Arrested Development

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+ - 1,845 2,217
Ralph Wiggum is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Ralph Wiggum The Simpsons

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+ - 1,433 888
Lucille Ball is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Lucille Ball I Love Lucy

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+ - 1,444 1,030
Fez is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Fez That '70s Show - That 70s Show

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+ - 1,612 1,279
Roger is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Roger American Dad!

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+ - 1,144 993
Eric Forman is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Eric Forman That '70s Show

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+ - 1,409 1,021
Dr. Gregory House is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Dr. Gregory House

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+ - 1,465 1,736
Mr. Burns is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Mr. Burns The Simpsons