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!

1
6,545 6,442
Homer Simpson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Homer Simpson The Simpsons

2
7,873 5,542
Stewie Griffin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Stewie Griffin Family Guy

3
6,956 6,014
Eric Cartman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Eric Cartman South Park

4
6,949 5,049
Peter Griffin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Peter Griffin Family Guy

5
5,908 4,171
Bugs Bunny is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Bugs Bunny Baby Looney Tunes

6
6,615 5,081
Sheldon Cooper is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Sheldon Cooper The Big Bang Theory

7
3,927 3,070
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
4,746 4,446
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
5,948 3,346
Michael Scott is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Michael Scott The Office

10
4,571 4,844
Cosmo Kramer is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Cosmo Kramer Seinfeld

11
5,709 3,035
Chandler Muriel Bing is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
tahirtalha98 added Chandler Muriel Bing Friends

12
3,390 2,830
Al Bundy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Al Bundy Married... with Children

13
5,355 3,872
Bender is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Bender Futurama

14
5,697 3,360
Barney Stinson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Barney Stinson How I Met Your Mother

15
4,927 2,866
Joey Tribbiani is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Joey Tribbiani Joey, Friends

16
4,693 3,307
Dwight Schrute is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Dwight Schrute The Office

17
4,481 2,429
Will Smith is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Will Smith The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

18
4,125 3,955
Glenn Quagmire is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Glenn Quagmire Family Guy

19
3,917 2,201
Red Forman is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Red Forman That '70s Show

20
3,574 3,882
George Costanza is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
George Costanza Seinfeld

21
3,399 2,173
Phoebe Buffay is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Phoebe Buffay Friends

22
3,806 3,015
Brian Griffin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Brian Griffin Family Guy

23
2,595 1,491
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
2,268 2,695
Hawkeye Pierce is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Hawkeye Pierce M*A*S*H

25
3,418 2,276
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
2,141 2,774
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
3,491 3,004
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
3,432 2,551
Ron Swanson is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Ron Swanson Parks and Recreation

29
2,855 3,153
Jerry Seinfeld is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Jerry Seinfeld Seinfeld

30
2,151 2,458
Liz Lemon is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Liz Lemon 30 Rock

31
2,136 2,077
J.D. is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
J.D. Scrubs

32
2,396 2,567
Frank Drebin is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Frank Drebin Police Squad!

33
2,213 2,174
Barney Fife is listed (or ranked) 33 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

34
3,571 3,056
Butters Stotch is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Butters Stotch South Park

35
3,008 2,454
Fry is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Fry Futurama

36
1,741 2,256
Elaine Benes is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Elaine Benes Seinfeld

37
2,211 1,435
Kitty Forman is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Kitty Forman That '70s Show

38
2,065 1,361
Daffy Duck is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
moaz13 added Daffy Duck

39
1,864 1,237
Rose Nylund is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Rose Nylund The Golden Girls

40
1,436 1,989
Norm Peterson is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Norm Peterson Cheers

41
2,386 2,640
Moe Szyslak is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Moe Szyslak The Simpsons

42
2,065 3,179
Tobias Fünke is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Tobias Fünke Arrested Development

43
2,039 1,439
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
2,756 2,516
Randy Marsh is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Randy Marsh South Park

45
1,392 1,579
Leslie Knope is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Leslie Knope Parks and Recreation

46
2,004 1,220
Lucille Ball is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Lucille Ball I Love Lucy

47
1,952 1,420
Dr. Gregory House is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Dr. Gregory House

48
1,579 1,429
Eric Forman is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Eric Forman That '70s Show

49
1,374 1,397
Roseanne Conner is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Roseanne Conner Roseanne

50
2,165 2,746
Ralph Wiggum is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Ralph Wiggum The Simpsons