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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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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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+ - 4,997 3,127
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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+ - 4,039 2,757
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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+ - 4,249 3,179
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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+ - 3,350 2,804
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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+ - 2,209 1,778
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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+ - 4,039 2,582
Bender is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Bender Futurama

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+ - 1,978 1,492
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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+ - 3,492 2,331
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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+ - 3,823 2,357
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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+ - 3,076 2,659
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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+ - 3,370 2,086
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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+ - 2,966 2,310
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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+ - 2,483 1,325
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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+ - 2,861 1,997
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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+ - 2,672 2,685
George Costanza is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
George Costanza Seinfeld

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+ - 2,707 1,725
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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+ - 2,411 1,530
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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+ - 2,533 2,010
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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+ - 1,513 1,741
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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+ - 1,549 1,864
Archie Bunker is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Archie Bunker Archie Bunker's Place, All in the Family

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Phoebe Buffay is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Phoebe Buffay Friends

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+ - 1,460 1,547
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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+ - 2,064 2,210
Jerry Seinfeld is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Jerry Seinfeld Seinfeld

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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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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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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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+ - 2,301 1,626
Fry is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Fry Futurama

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+ - 2,314 1,752
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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+ - 1,353 1,269
J.D. is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
J.D. Scrubs

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+ - 1,490 1,501
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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Elaine Benes is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Elaine Benes Seinfeld

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+ - 1,861 1,780
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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+ - 1,263 841
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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+ - 1,205 802
Daffy Duck is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time

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+ - 2,151 1,663
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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+ - 1,645 2,301
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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+ - 956 1,274
Norm Peterson is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Norm Peterson Cheers

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+ - 1,764 1,937
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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+ - 1,408 1,063
Roger is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Roger American Dad!

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+ - 1,353 1,483
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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+ - 779 905
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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+ - 970 1,527
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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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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+ - 1,400 2,111
Gob Bluth is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Gob Bluth Arrested Development