Sitcoms The Funniest TV Characters of All Time  

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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!

list ordered by

1
6,611 6,523
Homer Simpson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
The Simpsons

2
7,935 5,625
Stewie Griffin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Family Guy

3
7,024 6,090
Eric Cartman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
South Park

4
7,005 5,126
Peter Griffin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Family Guy

5
5,964 4,226
Bugs Bunny is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Baby Looney Tunes

6
6,676 5,172
Sheldon Cooper is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
The Big Bang Theory

7
3,956 3,124
Lucy Ricardo is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
I Love Lucy, The Lucy–Desi Comedy Hour

8
4,790 4,495
Bart Simpson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
The Simpsons, The Tracey Ullman Show

9
6,100 3,376
Michael Scott is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
The Office

10
4,636 4,888
Cosmo Kramer is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Seinfeld

11
5,814 3,071
Chandler Muriel Bing is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
tahirtalha98 added Friends

12
3,429 2,865
Al Bundy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Married... with Children

13
5,390 3,905
Bender is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Futurama

14
5,769 3,389
Barney Stinson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
How I Met Your Mother

15
5,012 2,897
Joey Tribbiani is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Joey, Friends

16
4,794 3,327
Dwight Schrute is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
The Office

17
4,524 2,455
Will Smith is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

18
4,165 3,988
Glenn Quagmire is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Family Guy

19
3,957 2,228
Red Forman is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
That '70s Show

20
3,620 3,908
George Costanza is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Seinfeld

21
3,455 2,200
Phoebe Buffay is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Friends

22
3,837 3,041
Brian Griffin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Family Guy

23
2,619 1,510
Sophia Petrillo is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
The Golden Palace, The Golden Girls

24
2,286 2,725
Hawkeye Pierce is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
M*A*S*H

25
3,452 2,290
Wile E. Coyote is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Wile E. Coyote and The Road Runner

26
2,161 2,797
Archie Bunker is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Archie Bunker's Place, All in the Family

27
3,533 3,032
Mr. Bean is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Demon_Boy added Mr. Bean, Mr. Bean

28
3,483 2,571
Ron Swanson is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Parks and Recreation

29
2,885 3,179
Jerry Seinfeld is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Seinfeld

30
2,178 2,474
Liz Lemon is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
30 Rock

31
2,155 2,102
J.D. is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Scrubs

32
2,414 2,583
Frank Drebin is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Frank Drebin Police Squad!

33
2,228 2,195
Barney Fife is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
The New Andy Griffith Show, The Andy Griffith Show, The Joey Bishop Show

34
3,605 3,078
Butters Stotch is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
South Park

35
3,031 2,473
Fry is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Futurama

36
1,768 2,278
Elaine Benes is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Seinfeld

37
2,238 1,451
Kitty Forman is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
That '70s Show

38
2,093 1,371
Daffy Duck is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
moaz13 added

39
1,883 1,253
Rose Nylund is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
The Golden Girls

40
1,446 2,006
Norm Peterson is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Cheers

41
2,405 2,657
Moe Szyslak is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
The Simpsons

42
2,087 3,197
Tobias Fünke is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Arrested Development

43
2,066 1,457
Fez is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
steinergoldfarb added That '70s Show - That 70s Show

44
2,792 2,538
Randy Marsh is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
South Park

45
1,419 1,598
Leslie Knope is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Parks and Recreation

46
2,018 1,239
Lucille Ball is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Lucille Ball I Love Lucy

47
1,974 1,438
Dr. Gregory House is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Dr. Gregory House

48
1,599 1,444
Eric Forman is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
That '70s Show

49
2,188 2,761
Ralph Wiggum is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
The Simpsons

50
1,384 1,419
Roseanne Conner is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Roseanne