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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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+ - 5,178 3,760
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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+ - 5,038 3,160
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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+ - 4,082 2,781
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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+ - 4,301 3,207
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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+ - 3,381 2,837
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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+ - 2,260 1,797
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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+ - 4,082 2,608
Bender is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Bender Futurama

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+ - 2,017 1,511
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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+ - 3,520 2,359
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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+ - 3,863 2,374
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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+ - 3,102 2,690
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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+ - 3,412 2,107
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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+ - 2,995 2,338
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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+ - 2,524 1,346
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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+ - 2,899 2,015
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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+ - 2,694 2,712
George Costanza is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
George Costanza Seinfeld

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+ - 2,746 1,743
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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+ - 2,445 1,545
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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+ - 2,554 2,042
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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+ - 1,533 1,770
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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+ - 1,927 1,330
Phoebe Buffay is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Phoebe Buffay Friends

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+ - 1,569 1,891
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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+ - 1,479 1,568
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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+ - 2,085 2,234
Jerry Seinfeld is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Jerry Seinfeld Seinfeld

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+ - 2,875 2,101
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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+ - 1,886 1,753
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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+ - 1,337 885
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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+ - 2,322 1,645
Fry is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Fry Futurama

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+ - 2,331 1,777
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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+ - 1,379 1,286
J.D. is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
J.D. Scrubs

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+ - 1,509 1,521
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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+ - 1,153 1,412
Elaine Benes is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Elaine Benes Seinfeld

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+ - 1,873 1,801
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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+ - 1,289 858
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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+ - 1,229 817
Daffy Duck is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time

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+ - 2,169 1,684
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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+ - 1,654 2,326
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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+ - 972 1,291
Norm Peterson is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Norm Peterson Cheers

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+ - 1,770 1,962
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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+ - 1,429 1,081
Roger is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Roger American Dad!

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+ - 1,367 1,502
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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+ - 977 1,549
Basil Fawlty is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Basil Fawlty Fawlty Towers

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+ - 946 853
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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+ - 787 928
Leslie Knope is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Leslie Knope Parks and Recreation

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+ - 1,406 2,134
Gob Bluth is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Gob Bluth Arrested Development