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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
5,733 5,187
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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2
7,006 4,370
Stewie Griffin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Stewie Griffin Family Guy

3
5,920 5,008
Eric Cartman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Eric Cartman South Park

4
6,033 4,142
Peter Griffin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Peter Griffin Family Guy

5
5,812 3,908
Sheldon Cooper is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Sheldon Cooper The Big Bang Theory

6
5,194 3,389
Bugs Bunny is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Bugs Bunny Baby Looney Tunes

7
3,478 2,330
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
4,144 3,707
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
2,904 2,262
Al Bundy is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Al Bundy Married... with Children

10
3,865 4,240
Cosmo Kramer is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Cosmo Kramer Seinfeld

11
4,745 3,371
Bender is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Bender Futurama

12
4,387 2,988
Michael Scott is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Michael Scott The Office

13
4,881 2,849
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
4,503 2,556
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
4,008 2,406
Joey Tribbiani is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Joey Tribbiani Joey, Friends

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16
3,853 2,047
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
3,661 3,451
Glenn Quagmire is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Glenn Quagmire Family Guy

18
3,344 1,839
Red Forman is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Red Forman That '70s Show

19
3,617 3,016
Dwight Schrute is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Dwight Schrute The Office

20
3,419 2,552
Brian Griffin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Brian Griffin Family Guy

21
2,244 1,184
Sophia Petrillo is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Sophia Petrillo The Golden Palace, The Golden Girls

22
2,807 1,748
Phoebe Buffay is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Phoebe Buffay Friends

23
3,049 3,490
George Costanza is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
George Costanza Seinfeld

24
2,016 2,361
Hawkeye Pierce is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Hawkeye Pierce M*A*S*H

25
3,087 1,986
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
1,919 2,472
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
2,990 2,669
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
1,898 2,115
Liz Lemon is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Liz Lemon 30 Rock

29
2,446 2,844
Jerry Seinfeld is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Jerry Seinfeld Seinfeld

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30
1,878 1,758
J.D. is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
J.D. Scrubs

31
2,198 2,312
Frank Drebin is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Frank Drebin Police Squad!

32
3,182 2,756
Butters Stotch is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Butters Stotch South Park

33
2,765 2,344
Ron Swanson is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Ron Swanson Parks and Recreation

34
2,704 2,188
Fry is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Fry Futurama

35
1,980 1,938
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

36
1,665 1,017
Rose Nylund is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Rose Nylund The Golden Girls

37
1,931 1,183
Kitty Forman is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Kitty Forman That '70s Show

38
1,470 1,985
Elaine Benes is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Elaine Benes Seinfeld

39
1,796 1,146
Daffy Duck is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
moaz13 added Daffy Duck

40
1,284 1,759
Norm Peterson is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Norm Peterson Cheers

41
2,145 2,385
Moe Szyslak is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Moe Szyslak The Simpsons

42
1,804 1,033
Lucille Ball is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Lucille Ball I Love Lucy

43
1,789 1,209
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 Greatest Female TV Characters of All Time The Best Adventure Travel Companies

44
1,233 1,155
Roseanne Conner is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Roseanne Conner Roseanne

45
1,281 779
Leonard Hofstadter is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Leonard Hofstadter The Big Bang Theory

46
1,723 1,212
Dr. Gregory House is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Dr. Gregory House

47
1,808 2,944
Tobias Fünke is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Tobias Fünke Arrested Development

48
2,419 2,299
Randy Marsh is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Randy Marsh South Park

49
1,123 1,132
Howard Wolowitz is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Howard Wolowitz The Big Bang Theory

50
1,391 1,213
Eric Forman is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Eric Forman That '70s Show