Best Characters 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
6,776 6,745
Homer Simpson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
The Simpsons

2
8,131 5,818
Stewie Griffin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Family Guy

3
7,220 6,255
Eric Cartman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
South Park

4
7,167 5,286
Peter Griffin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Family Guy

5
6,124 4,335
Bugs Bunny is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Baby Looney Tunes

6
6,805 5,423
Sheldon Cooper is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
The Big Bang Theory

7
4,896 4,643
Bart Simpson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
The Simpsons, The Tracey Ullman Show

8
4,032 3,253
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
6,428 3,470
Michael Scott is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
The Office

10
4,769 5,013
Cosmo Kramer is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Seinfeld

11
6,092 3,174
Chandler Bing is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
tahirtalha98 added Friends

12
3,541 2,953
Al Bundy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Married... with Children

13
5,514 3,989
Bender is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Futurama

14
5,023 3,394
Dwight Schrute is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
The Office

15
5,934 3,481
Barney Stinson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
How I Met Your Mother

16
5,215 2,976
Joey Tribbiani is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Joey, Friends

17
4,654 2,527
Will Smith is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

18
4,255 4,071
Glenn Quagmire is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Family Guy

19
4,076 2,292
Red Forman is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
That '70s Show

20
3,725 3,986
George Costanza is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Seinfeld

21
3,575 2,283
Phoebe Buffay is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Friends

22
2,690 1,573
Sophia Petrillo is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
The Golden Palace, The Golden Girls

23
3,922 3,117
Brian Griffin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Family Guy

24
2,349 2,788
Hawkeye Pierce is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
M*A*S*H

25
3,534 2,338
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