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
6,691 6,619
Homer Simpson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
The Simpsons

2
8,028 5,713
Stewie Griffin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Family Guy

3
7,132 6,159
Eric Cartman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
South Park

4
7,084 5,206
Peter Griffin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Family Guy

5
6,042 4,276
Bugs Bunny is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Baby Looney Tunes

6
6,729 5,297
Sheldon Cooper is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
The Big Bang Theory

7
4,840 4,561
Bart Simpson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
The Simpsons, The Tracey Ullman Show

8
4,002 3,193
Lucy Ricardo is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
I Love Lucy, The Lucy–Desi Comedy Hour

9
6,244 3,423
Michael Scott is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
The Office

10
4,693 4,955
Cosmo Kramer is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Seinfeld

11
5,919 3,127
Chandler Muriel Bing is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
tahirtalha98 added Friends

12
5,463 3,939
Bender is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Futurama

13
3,479 2,912
Al Bundy is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Married... with Children

14
5,825 3,445
Barney Stinson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
How I Met Your Mother

15
5,088 2,943
Joey Tribbiani is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Joey, Friends

16
4,897 3,364
Dwight Schrute is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
The Office

17
4,577 2,495
Will Smith is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

18
4,207 4,034
Glenn Quagmire is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Family Guy

19
4,014 2,263
Red Forman is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
That '70s Show

20
3,667 3,952
George Costanza is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Seinfeld

21
3,500 2,252
Phoebe Buffay is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Friends

22
3,883 3,084
Brian Griffin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Family Guy

23
2,668 1,540
Sophia Petrillo is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
The Golden Palace, The Golden Girls

24
2,326 2,756
Hawkeye Pierce is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
M*A*S*H

25
3,496 2,316
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
2,190 2,825
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
3,574 3,071
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
3,551 2,598
Ron Swanson is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Parks and Recreation

29
2,922 3,216
Jerry Seinfeld is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Seinfeld

30
2,198 2,510
Liz Lemon is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
30 Rock

31
2,180 2,135
J.D. is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Scrubs

32
2,443 2,608
Frank Drebin is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Frank Drebin Police Squad!

33
3,644 3,105
Butters Stotch is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
South Park

34
2,252 2,222
Barney Fife is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
The New Andy Griffith Show, The Andy Griffith Show, The Joey Bishop Show

35
3,070 2,498
Fry is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Futurama

36
1,787 2,313
Elaine Benes is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Seinfeld

37
2,258 1,480
Kitty Forman is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
That '70s Show

38
2,124 1,395
Daffy Duck is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
moaz13 added

39
1,908 1,276
Rose Nylund is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
The Golden Girls

40
2,430 2,684
Moe Szyslak is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
The Simpsons

41
1,465 2,032
Norm Peterson is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Cheers

42
2,105 3,228
Tobias Fünke is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Arrested Development

43
2,840 2,561
Randy Marsh is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
South Park

44
1,441 1,622
Leslie Knope is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Parks and Recreation

45
2,088 1,483
Fez is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
steinergoldfarb added That '70s Show - That 70s Show

46
1,995 1,460
Dr. Gregory House is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Dr. Gregory House

47
2,035 1,259
Lucille Ball is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Lucille Ball I Love Lucy

48
2,209 2,786
Ralph Wiggum is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
The Simpsons

49
1,610 1,472
Eric Forman is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
That '70s Show

50
1,398 1,447
Roseanne Conner is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Roseanne