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
6,954 6,989
Homer Simpson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
The Simpsons
2
8,334 6,016
Stewie Griffin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Family Guy
3
7,410 6,432
Eric Cartman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
South Park
4
7,363 5,451
Peter Griffin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Family Guy
5
6,260 4,489
Bugs Bunny is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Baby Looney Tunes
6
6,982 5,671
Sheldon Cooper is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
The Big Bang Theory
7
6,805 3,564
Michael Scott is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
The Office
8
4,992 4,796
Bart Simpson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
The Simpsons, The Tracey Ullman Show
9
4,114 3,369
Lucy Ricardo is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
I Love Lucy, The Lucy–Desi Comedy Hour
10
4,926 5,124
Cosmo Kramer is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Seinfeld
11
6,456 3,272
Chandler Bing is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
tahirtalha98 added Friends
12
3,640 3,053
Al Bundy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Married... with Children
13
5,284 3,456
Dwight Schrute is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
The Office
14
5,621 4,079
Bender is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Futurama
15
5,443 3,057
Joey Tribbiani is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Joey, Friends
16
6,117 3,580
Barney Stinson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
How I Met Your Mother
17
4,772 2,602
Will Smith is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
18
4,345 4,161
Glenn Quagmire is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Family Guy
19
4,182 2,365
Red Forman is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
That '70s Show
20
3,832 4,064
George Costanza is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Seinfeld
21
3,746 2,377
Phoebe Buffay is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Friends
22
2,759 1,642
Sophia Petrillo is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
The Golden Palace, The Golden Girls
23
3,997 3,201
Brian Griffin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Family Guy
24
2,401 2,853
Hawkeye Pierce is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
M*A*S*H
25
3,763 2,657
Ron Swanson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
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