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The Funniest TV Characters of All Time 

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Updated February 24, 2020 782.8k votes 32k voters 550.1k views 487 items

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!

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list ordered by
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Michael Scott is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
The Office
2
Sophia Petrillo is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
The Golden Palace, The Golden Girls
3
Stewie Griffin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Family Guy
4
Bugs Bunny is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Baby Looney Tunes
5
Dwight Schrute is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
The Office
6
Red Forman is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
That '70s Show
7
Chandler Bing is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
tahirtalha98 added Friends
8
Peter Griffin is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Family Guy
9
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
Eric Cartman is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
South Park
11
Joey Tribbiani is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Joey, Friends
12
Barney Stinson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
How I Met Your Mother
13
Sheldon Cooper is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
The Big Bang Theory
14
Phoebe Buffay is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Friends
15
Will Smith is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
16
Ron Swanson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Parks and Recreation
17
Bender is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Futurama
18
Al Bundy is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Married... with Children
19
Kitty Forman is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Kitty Forman That '70s Show
20
Homer Simpson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
The Simpsons
21
Rose Nylund is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
The Golden Girls
22
Wile E. Coyote is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Wile E. Coyote and The Road Runner
23
Cosmo Kramer is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Seinfeld
24
Bart Simpson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
The Simpsons, The Tracey Ullman Show
25
Barney Fife is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
The New Andy Griffith Show, The Andy Griffith Show, The Joey Bishop Show