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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
Homer Simpson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
The Simpsons
2
Eric Cartman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
South Park
3
Stewie Griffin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Family Guy
4
Lucy Ricardo is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
I Love Lucy, The Lucy–Desi Comedy Hour
5
Michael Scott is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
The Office
6
Peter Griffin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Family Guy
7
Cosmo Kramer is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Seinfeld
8
Chandler Bing is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
tahirtalha98 added Friends
9
Bugs Bunny is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Baby Looney Tunes
10
Dwight Schrute is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
The Office
11
Bart Simpson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
The Simpsons, The Tracey Ullman Show
12
Bender is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Futurama
13
Sheldon Cooper is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
The Big Bang Theory
14
Barney Stinson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
How I Met Your Mother
15
Joey Tribbiani is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Joey, Friends
16
Will Smith is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
17
Al Bundy is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Married... with Children
18
Archie Bunker is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Archie Bunker's Place, All in the Family
19
Red Forman is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
That '70s Show
20
George Costanza is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Seinfeld
21
Ron Swanson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Parks and Recreation
22
Mr. Bean is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Demon_Boy added Mr. Bean, Mr. Bean
23
Brian Griffin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Family Guy
24
Sophia Petrillo is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
The Golden Palace, The Golden Girls
25
Phoebe Buffay is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Friends