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
6,688 6,618
Homer Simpson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
The Simpsons

2
8,026 5,711
Stewie Griffin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Family Guy

3
7,128 6,158
Eric Cartman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
South Park

4
7,082 5,204
Peter Griffin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Family Guy

5
6,040 4,274
Bugs Bunny is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Baby Looney Tunes

6
6,726 5,295
Sheldon Cooper is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
The Big Bang Theory

7
4,838 4,560
Bart Simpson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
The Simpsons, The Tracey Ullman Show

8
4,001 3,191
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
6,242 3,421
Michael Scott is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
The Office

10
4,692 4,953
Cosmo Kramer is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Seinfeld

11
5,916 3,126
Chandler Muriel Bing is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
tahirtalha98 added Friends

12
5,460 3,938
Bender is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Futurama

13
3,478 2,910
Al Bundy is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Married... with Children

14
5,823 3,444
Barney Stinson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
How I Met Your Mother

15
5,086 2,943
Joey Tribbiani is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Joey, Friends

16
4,895 3,363
Dwight Schrute is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
The Office

17
4,576 2,494
Will Smith is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

18
4,206 4,033
Glenn Quagmire is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Family Guy

19
4,012 2,262
Red Forman is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
That '70s Show

20
3,665 3,951
George Costanza is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Seinfeld

21
3,499 2,251
Phoebe Buffay is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Friends

22
3,881 3,083
Brian Griffin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Family Guy

23
2,666 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 2,755
Hawkeye Pierce is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
M*A*S*H

25
3,496 2,315
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 2,824
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
3,573 3,070
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
3,549 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 3,215
Jerry Seinfeld is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Seinfeld

30
2,197 2,510
Liz Lemon is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
30 Rock

31
2,179 2,135
J.D. is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Scrubs

32
2,443 2,607
Frank Drebin is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Frank Drebin Police Squad!

33
3,643 3,104
Butters Stotch is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
South Park

34
2,252 2,221
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
3,069 2,497
Fry is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Futurama

36
1,787 2,312
Elaine Benes is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Seinfeld

37
2,258 1,479
Kitty Forman is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
That '70s Show

38
2,124 1,394
Daffy Duck is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
moaz13 added

39
1,907 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 2,683
Moe Szyslak is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
The Simpsons

41
1,465 2,031
Norm Peterson is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Cheers

42
2,104 3,228
Tobias Fünke is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Arrested Development

43
2,838 2,560
Randy Marsh is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
South Park

44
1,440 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 1,482
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 1,459
Dr. Gregory House is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Dr. Gregory House

47
2,035 1,258
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 2,785
Ralph Wiggum is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
The Simpsons

49
1,610 1,471
Eric Forman is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
That '70s Show

50
1,398 1,446
Roseanne Conner is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Roseanne