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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!

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1
6,060 5,709
Homer Simpson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Homer Simpson The Simpsons

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2
7,379 4,856
Stewie Griffin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Stewie Griffin Family Guy

3
6,403 5,404
Eric Cartman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Eric Cartman South Park

4
6,450 4,469
Peter Griffin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Peter Griffin Family Guy

5
5,498 3,669
Bugs Bunny is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Bugs Bunny Baby Looney Tunes

6
6,122 4,397
Sheldon Cooper is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Sheldon Cooper The Big Bang Theory

7
3,649 2,612
Lucy Ricardo is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Lucy Ricardo I Love Lucy, The Lucy–Desi Comedy Hour

8
4,403 3,956
Bart Simpson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Bart Simpson The Simpsons, The Tracey Ullman Show

9
4,121 4,482
Cosmo Kramer is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Cosmo Kramer Seinfeld

10
3,145 2,478
Al Bundy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Al Bundy Married... with Children

11
4,920 3,145
Michael Scott is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Michael Scott The Office

12
5,042 3,553
Bender is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Bender Futurama

13
5,198 3,081
Barney Stinson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Barney Stinson How I Met Your Mother

14
4,970 2,756
Chandler Muriel Bing is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
tahirtalha98 added Chandler Muriel Bing Friends

15
4,367 2,603
Joey Tribbiani is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Joey Tribbiani Joey, Friends

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16
4,114 2,200
Will Smith is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Will Smith The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

17
3,862 3,649
Glenn Quagmire is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Glenn Quagmire Family Guy

18
3,995 3,138
Dwight Schrute is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Dwight Schrute The Office

19
3,586 1,968
Red Forman is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Red Forman That '70s Show

20
3,580 2,734
Brian Griffin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Brian Griffin Family Guy

21
3,244 3,627
George Costanza is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
George Costanza Seinfeld

22
3,024 1,917
Phoebe Buffay is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Phoebe Buffay Friends

23
2,399 1,305
Sophia Petrillo is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Sophia Petrillo The Golden Palace, The Golden Girls

24
2,126 2,486
Hawkeye Pierce is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Hawkeye Pierce M*A*S*H

25
3,219 2,099
Wile E. Coyote is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Wile E. Coyote Wile E. Coyote and The Road Runner

26
2,010 2,587
Archie Bunker is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Archie Bunker Archie Bunker's Place, All in the Family

27
3,166 2,792
Mr. Bean is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Demon_Boy added Mr. Bean Mr. Bean, Mr. Bean

28
2,590 2,964
Jerry Seinfeld is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Jerry Seinfeld Seinfeld

29
2,007 2,247
Liz Lemon is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Liz Lemon 30 Rock

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30
1,988 1,873
J.D. is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
J.D. Scrubs

31
3,016 2,415
Ron Swanson is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Ron Swanson Parks and Recreation

32
3,380 2,864
Butters Stotch is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Butters Stotch South Park

33
2,289 2,407
Frank Drebin is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Frank Drebin Police Squad!

34
2,845 2,278
Fry is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Fry Futurama

35
2,078 2,023
Barney Fife is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Barney Fife The New Andy Griffith Show, The Andy Griffith Show, The Joey Bishop Show

36
2,051 1,270
Kitty Forman is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Kitty Forman That '70s Show

37
1,572 2,084
Elaine Benes is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Elaine Benes Seinfeld

38
1,749 1,106
Rose Nylund is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Rose Nylund The Golden Girls

39
1,901 1,224
Daffy Duck is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
moaz13 added Daffy Duck

40
1,354 1,842
Norm Peterson is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Norm Peterson Cheers

41
2,246 2,482
Moe Szyslak is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Moe Szyslak The Simpsons

42
1,899 3,035
Tobias Fünke is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Tobias Fünke Arrested Development

43
1,884 1,110
Lucille Ball is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Lucille Ball I Love Lucy

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44
1,882 1,297
Fez is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
steinergoldfarb added Fez That '70s Show - That 70s Show

45
1,832 1,292
Dr. Gregory House is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Dr. Gregory House

46
2,569 2,378
Randy Marsh is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Randy Marsh South Park

47
1,293 1,246
Roseanne Conner is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Roseanne Conner Roseanne

48
1,228 1,454
Leslie Knope is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Leslie Knope Parks and Recreation

49
1,199 1,227
Howard Wolowitz is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Howard Wolowitz The Big Bang Theory

50
1,350 888
Leonard Hofstadter is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Leonard Hofstadter The Big Bang Theory