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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
6,214 5,963
Homer Simpson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Homer Simpson The Simpsons

2
7,531 5,099
Stewie Griffin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Stewie Griffin Family Guy

3
6,577 5,623
Eric Cartman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Eric Cartman South Park

4
6,614 4,654
Peter Griffin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Peter Griffin Family Guy

5
5,612 3,846
Bugs Bunny is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Bugs Bunny Baby Looney Tunes

6
6,289 4,624
Sheldon Cooper is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Sheldon Cooper The Big Bang Theory

7
3,723 2,763
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
4,500 4,114
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
4,268 4,595
Cosmo Kramer is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Cosmo Kramer Seinfeld

10
5,230 3,209
Michael Scott is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Michael Scott The Office

11
3,222 2,581
Al Bundy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Al Bundy Married... with Children

12
5,140 3,654
Bender is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Bender Futurama

13
5,247 2,820
Chandler Muriel Bing is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
tahirtalha98 added Chandler Muriel Bing Friends

14
5,368 3,160
Barney Stinson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Barney Stinson How I Met Your Mother

The 7 Greatest (True) Johnny Depp Stories Ever Told

15
4,565 2,676
Joey Tribbiani is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Joey Tribbiani Joey, Friends

16
4,233 2,263
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
3,941 3,737
Glenn Quagmire is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Glenn Quagmire Family Guy

18
4,202 3,186
Dwight Schrute is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Dwight Schrute The Office

19
3,696 2,037
Red Forman is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Red Forman That '70s Show

20
3,346 3,702
George Costanza is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
George Costanza Seinfeld

21
3,640 2,829
Brian Griffin is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Brian Griffin Family Guy

The Best Saturday Night Live Characters of All Time

22
3,146 1,991
Phoebe Buffay is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Phoebe Buffay Friends

23
2,462 1,356
Sophia Petrillo is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Sophia Petrillo The Golden Palace, The Golden Girls

24
2,168 2,552
Hawkeye Pierce is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Hawkeye Pierce M*A*S*H

25
3,272 2,151
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
2,037 2,652
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
3,264 2,858
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
2,659 3,014
Jerry Seinfeld is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Jerry Seinfeld Seinfeld

The Funniest Female TV Characters

29
2,056 2,306
Liz Lemon is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Liz Lemon 30 Rock

30
2,045 1,924
J.D. is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
J.D. Scrubs

31
3,153 2,451
Ron Swanson is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Ron Swanson Parks and Recreation

32
2,323 2,454
Frank Drebin is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Frank Drebin Police Squad!

33
2,902 2,328
Fry is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Fry Futurama

34
2,110 2,075
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
3,439 2,920
Butters Stotch is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Butters Stotch South Park

The Best and Worst Disney Animated Movies

36
1,618 2,133
Elaine Benes is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Elaine Benes Seinfeld

37
2,099 1,320
Kitty Forman is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Kitty Forman That '70s Show

38
1,778 1,151
Rose Nylund is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Rose Nylund The Golden Girls

39
1,944 1,266
Daffy Duck is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
moaz13 added Daffy Duck

40
1,370 1,894
Norm Peterson is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Norm Peterson Cheers

41
2,287 2,528
Moe Szyslak is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Moe Szyslak The Simpsons

42
1,950 3,075
Tobias Fünke is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Tobias Fünke Arrested Development

The Best Episodes of Sense8

43
1,925 1,335
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

44
2,629 2,419
Randy Marsh is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Randy Marsh South Park

45
1,872 1,329
Dr. Gregory House is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Dr. Gregory House

46
1,912 1,146
Lucille Ball is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Lucille Ball I Love Lucy

47
1,286 1,486
Leslie Knope is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Leslie Knope Parks and Recreation

48
1,312 1,289
Roseanne Conner is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Roseanne Conner Roseanne

49
1,486 1,339
Eric Forman is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Eric Forman That '70s Show

50
2,075 2,662
Ralph Wiggum is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Ralph Wiggum The Simpsons