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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
5,812 5,342
Homer Simpson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Homer Simpson The Simpsons

Celebrities You Didn't Know Use Stage Names The Best Saturday Night Live Characters of All Time

2
7,095 4,514
Stewie Griffin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Stewie Griffin Family Guy

3
6,042 5,124
Eric Cartman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Eric Cartman South Park

4
6,146 4,237
Peter Griffin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Peter Griffin Family Guy

5
5,908 4,048
Sheldon Cooper is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Sheldon Cooper The Big Bang Theory

6
5,272 3,468
Bugs Bunny is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Bugs Bunny Baby Looney Tunes

7
3,521 2,411
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
4,198 3,791
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
3,935 4,304
Cosmo Kramer is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Cosmo Kramer Seinfeld

10
2,948 2,333
Al Bundy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Al Bundy Married... with Children

11
4,552 3,033
Michael Scott is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Michael Scott The Office

12
4,809 3,437
Bender is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Bender Futurama

13
4,981 2,921
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
4,648 2,606
Chandler Muriel Bing is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
tahirtalha98 added Chandler Muriel Bing Friends

15
4,123 2,462
Joey Tribbiani is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Joey Tribbiani Joey, Friends

The Funniest Female TV Characters Shows with the Best Freakin' Series Finales of All Time

16
3,936 2,093
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
3,708 3,521
Glenn Quagmire is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Glenn Quagmire Family Guy

18
3,719 3,052
Dwight Schrute is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Dwight Schrute The Office

19
3,409 1,878
Red Forman is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Red Forman That '70s Show

20
3,451 2,614
Brian Griffin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Brian Griffin Family Guy

21
2,877 1,793
Phoebe Buffay is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Phoebe Buffay Friends

22
2,293 1,217
Sophia Petrillo is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Sophia Petrillo The Golden Palace, The Golden Girls

23
3,108 3,527
George Costanza is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
George Costanza Seinfeld

24
2,045 2,397
Hawkeye Pierce is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Hawkeye Pierce M*A*S*H

25
3,123 2,019
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
1,947 2,504
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
3,044 2,706
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
1,928 2,155
Liz Lemon is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Liz Lemon 30 Rock

29
2,485 2,880
Jerry Seinfeld is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Jerry Seinfeld Seinfeld

The Best Characters on Roseanne, Ranked 11 People Who Actually Have Internet Meme Tattoos

30
1,910 1,791
J.D. is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
J.D. Scrubs

31
2,216 2,343
Frank Drebin is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Frank Drebin Police Squad!

32
3,235 2,791
Butters Stotch is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Butters Stotch South Park

33
2,829 2,369
Ron Swanson is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Ron Swanson Parks and Recreation

34
2,009 1,960
Barney Fife is listed (or ranked) 34 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

35
2,732 2,218
Fry is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Fry Futurama

36
1,963 1,211
Kitty Forman is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Kitty Forman That '70s Show

37
1,694 1,042
Rose Nylund is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Rose Nylund The Golden Girls

38
1,499 2,014
Elaine Benes is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Elaine Benes Seinfeld

39
1,823 1,170
Daffy Duck is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
moaz13 added Daffy Duck

40
1,305 1,781
Norm Peterson is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Norm Peterson Cheers

41
2,165 2,420
Moe Szyslak is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Moe Szyslak The Simpsons

42
1,831 1,058
Lucille Ball is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Lucille Ball I Love Lucy

43
1,815 1,235
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 Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time

44
1,252 1,181
Roseanne Conner is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Roseanne Conner Roseanne

45
1,760 1,235
Dr. Gregory House is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Dr. Gregory House

46
1,309 806
Leonard Hofstadter is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Leonard Hofstadter The Big Bang Theory

47
1,839 2,971
Tobias Fünke is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Tobias Fünke Arrested Development

48
2,447 2,331
Randy Marsh is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Randy Marsh South Park

49
1,151 1,160
Howard Wolowitz is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Howard Wolowitz The Big Bang Theory

50
1,406 1,240
Eric Forman is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Eric Forman That '70s Show