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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
6,441 6,297
Homer Simpson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Homer Simpson The Simpsons

2
7,767 5,409
Stewie Griffin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Stewie Griffin Family Guy

3
6,832 5,905
Eric Cartman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Eric Cartman South Park

4
6,839 4,940
Peter Griffin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Peter Griffin Family Guy

5
5,813 4,079
Bugs Bunny is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Bugs Bunny Baby Looney Tunes

6
6,519 4,940
Sheldon Cooper is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Sheldon Cooper The Big Bang Theory

7
3,864 2,989
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
4,672 4,344
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
5,714 3,307
Michael Scott is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Michael Scott The Office

10
4,467 4,786
Cosmo Kramer is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Cosmo Kramer Seinfeld

11
3,331 2,772
Al Bundy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Al Bundy Married... with Children

12
5,545 2,976
Chandler Muriel Bing is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
tahirtalha98 added Chandler Muriel Bing Friends

13
5,282 3,810
Bender is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Bender Futurama

14
5,590 3,295
Barney Stinson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Barney Stinson How I Met Your Mother

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15
4,807 2,811
Joey Tribbiani is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Joey Tribbiani Joey, Friends

16
4,406 2,371
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
4,526 3,272
Dwight Schrute is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Dwight Schrute The Office

18
4,065 3,883
Glenn Quagmire is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Glenn Quagmire Family Guy

19
3,850 2,152
Red Forman is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Red Forman That '70s Show

20
3,492 3,841
George Costanza is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
George Costanza Seinfeld

21
3,311 2,118
Phoebe Buffay is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Phoebe Buffay Friends

The Best Seinfeld Characters

22
3,748 2,963
Brian Griffin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Brian Griffin Family Guy

23
2,548 1,455
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
2,240 2,653
Hawkeye Pierce is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Hawkeye Pierce M*A*S*H

25
3,370 2,242
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
2,110 2,738
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
3,423 2,958
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
2,790 3,110
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
3,338 2,519
Ron Swanson is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Ron Swanson Parks and Recreation

30
2,120 2,416
Liz Lemon is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Liz Lemon 30 Rock

31
2,107 2,031
J.D. is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
J.D. Scrubs

32
2,370 2,537
Frank Drebin is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Frank Drebin Police Squad!

33
2,174 2,145
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
3,523 3,016
Butters Stotch is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Butters Stotch South Park

35
2,973 2,415
Fry is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Fry Futurama

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36
1,694 2,220
Elaine Benes is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Elaine Benes Seinfeld

37
2,175 1,395
Kitty Forman is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Kitty Forman That '70s Show

38
2,023 1,331
Daffy Duck is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
moaz13 added Daffy Duck

39
1,837 1,213
Rose Nylund is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Rose Nylund The Golden Girls

40
1,413 1,963
Norm Peterson is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Norm Peterson Cheers

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2,348 2,610
Moe Szyslak is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Moe Szyslak The Simpsons

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2,031 3,148
Tobias Fünke is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Tobias Fünke Arrested Development

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2,714 2,488
Randy Marsh is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Randy Marsh South Park

44
2,004 1,405
Fez is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
steinergoldfarb added Fez That '70s Show - That 70s Show

45
1,977 1,199
Lucille Ball is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Lucille Ball I Love Lucy

46
1,929 1,394
Dr. Gregory House is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Dr. Gregory House

47
1,359 1,550
Leslie Knope is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Leslie Knope Parks and Recreation

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1,360 1,365
Roseanne Conner is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Roseanne Conner Roseanne

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1,547 1,400
Eric Forman is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Eric Forman That '70s Show

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1,300 1,320
Howard Wolowitz is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Howard Wolowitz The Big Bang Theory