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
6,584 6,482
Homer Simpson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
The Simpsons

2
7,904 5,584
Stewie Griffin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Family Guy

3
6,992 6,055
Eric Cartman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
South Park

4
6,974 5,090
Peter Griffin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Family Guy

5
5,935 4,200
Bugs Bunny is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Baby Looney Tunes

6
6,652 5,124
Sheldon Cooper is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
The Big Bang Theory

7
3,945 3,098
Lucy Ricardo is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
I Love Lucy, The Lucy–Desi Comedy Hour

8
4,770 4,474
Bart Simpson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
The Simpsons, The Tracey Ullman Show

9
6,023 3,365
Michael Scott is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
The Office

10
4,604 4,867
Cosmo Kramer is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Seinfeld

11
5,771 3,054
Chandler Muriel Bing is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
tahirtalha98 added Friends

12
3,407 2,853
Al Bundy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Married... with Children

13
5,372 3,891
Bender is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Futurama

14
5,737 3,373
Barney Stinson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
How I Met Your Mother

15
4,971 2,884
Joey Tribbiani is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Joey, Friends

16
4,741 3,318
Dwight Schrute is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
The Office

17
4,503 2,444
Will Smith is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

18
4,150 3,971
Glenn Quagmire is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Family Guy

19
3,940 2,215
Red Forman is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
That '70s Show

20
3,596 3,896
George Costanza is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Seinfeld

21
3,428 2,189
Phoebe Buffay is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Friends

22
3,824 3,029
Brian Griffin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Family Guy

23
2,609 1,502
Sophia Petrillo is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
The Golden Palace, The Golden Girls

24
2,277 2,714
Hawkeye Pierce is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
M*A*S*H

25
3,438 2,283
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
2,149 2,789
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
3,508 3,019
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
3,451 2,564
Ron Swanson is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Parks and Recreation

29
2,867 3,170
Jerry Seinfeld is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Seinfeld

30
2,165 2,468
Liz Lemon is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
30 Rock

31
2,144 2,094
J.D. is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Scrubs

32
2,404 2,579
Frank Drebin is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Frank Drebin Police Squad!

33
2,220 2,188
Barney Fife is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
The New Andy Griffith Show, The Andy Griffith Show, The Joey Bishop Show

34
3,588 3,070
Butters Stotch is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
South Park

35
3,020 2,466
Fry is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Futurama

36
1,755 2,271
Elaine Benes is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Seinfeld

37
2,226 1,446
Kitty Forman is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
That '70s Show

38
2,083 1,368
Daffy Duck is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
moaz13 added

39
1,876 1,247
Rose Nylund is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
The Golden Girls

40
1,443 2,002
Norm Peterson is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Cheers

41
2,394 2,653
Moe Szyslak is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
The Simpsons

42
2,073 3,190
Tobias Fünke is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Arrested Development

43
2,055 1,448
Fez is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
steinergoldfarb added That '70s Show - That 70s Show

44
2,775 2,529
Randy Marsh is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
South Park

45
1,404 1,590
Leslie Knope is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Parks and Recreation

46
2,014 1,232
Lucille Ball is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Lucille Ball I Love Lucy

47
1,967 1,432
Dr. Gregory House is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Dr. Gregory House

48
1,592 1,439
Eric Forman is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
That '70s Show

49
2,176 2,756
Ralph Wiggum is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
The Simpsons

50
1,376 1,416
Roseanne Conner is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Roseanne