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
6,585 6,483
Homer Simpson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
The Simpsons

2
7,907 5,584
Stewie Griffin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Family Guy

3
6,993 6,056
Eric Cartman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
South Park

4
6,976 5,091
Peter Griffin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Family Guy

5
5,936 4,201
Bugs Bunny is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Baby Looney Tunes

6
6,653 5,130
Sheldon Cooper is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
The Big Bang Theory

7
3,945 3,100
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
4,772 4,474
Bart Simpson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
The Simpsons, The Tracey Ullman Show

9
6,028 3,366
Michael Scott is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
The Office

10
4,605 4,868
Cosmo Kramer is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Seinfeld

11
5,773 3,056
Chandler Muriel Bing is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
tahirtalha98 added Friends

12
3,409 2,854
Al Bundy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Married... with Children

13
5,374 3,891
Bender is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Futurama

14
5,739 3,374
Barney Stinson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
How I Met Your Mother

15
4,972 2,885
Joey Tribbiani is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Joey, Friends

16
4,746 3,319
Dwight Schrute is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
The Office

17
4,504 2,444
Will Smith is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

18
4,152 3,971
Glenn Quagmire is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Family Guy

19
3,940 2,216
Red Forman is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
That '70s Show

20
3,598 3,897
George Costanza is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Seinfeld

21
3,428 2,191
Phoebe Buffay is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Friends

22
3,826 3,030
Brian Griffin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Family Guy

23
2,609 1,503
Sophia Petrillo is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
The Golden Palace, The Golden Girls

24
2,277 2,716
Hawkeye Pierce is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
M*A*S*H

25
3,440 2,283
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
2,151 2,790
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
3,508 3,021
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
3,451 2,566
Ron Swanson is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Parks and Recreation

29
2,867 3,172
Jerry Seinfeld is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Seinfeld

30
2,165 2,470
Liz Lemon is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
30 Rock

31
2,145 2,095
J.D. is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Scrubs

32
2,405 2,580
Frank Drebin is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Frank Drebin Police Squad!

33
2,220 2,189
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
3,590 3,071
Butters Stotch is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
South Park

35
3,022 2,466
Fry is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Futurama

36
1,755 2,272
Elaine Benes is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Seinfeld

37
2,226 1,447
Kitty Forman is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
That '70s Show

38
2,084 1,368
Daffy Duck is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
moaz13 added

39
1,876 1,248
Rose Nylund is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
The Golden Girls

40
1,443 2,003
Norm Peterson is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Cheers

41
2,396 2,653
Moe Szyslak is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
The Simpsons

42
2,073 3,192
Tobias Fünke is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Arrested Development

43
2,056 1,450
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
2,778 2,530
Randy Marsh is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
South Park

45
1,404 1,592
Leslie Knope is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Parks and Recreation

46
2,014 1,234
Lucille Ball is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Lucille Ball I Love Lucy

47
1,967 1,434
Dr. Gregory House is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Dr. Gregory House

48
1,592 1,441
Eric Forman is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
That '70s Show

49
2,178 2,756
Ralph Wiggum is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
The Simpsons

50
1,376 1,417
Roseanne Conner is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Roseanne