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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
6,221 5,977
Homer Simpson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Homer Simpson The Simpsons

2
7,536 5,111
Stewie Griffin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Stewie Griffin Family Guy

3
6,585 5,637
Eric Cartman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Eric Cartman South Park

4
6,616 4,668
Peter Griffin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Peter Griffin Family Guy

5
5,619 3,853
Bugs Bunny is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Bugs Bunny Baby Looney Tunes

6
6,303 4,637
Sheldon Cooper is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Sheldon Cooper The Big Bang Theory

7
3,728 2,772
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
4,504 4,124
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
4,275 4,600
Cosmo Kramer is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Cosmo Kramer Seinfeld

10
5,254 3,211
Michael Scott is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Michael Scott The Office

11
3,224 2,588
Al Bundy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Al Bundy Married... with Children

12
5,143 3,661
Bender is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Bender Futurama

13
5,259 2,825
Chandler Muriel Bing is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
tahirtalha98 added Chandler Muriel Bing Friends

14
5,379 3,166
Barney Stinson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Barney Stinson How I Met Your Mother

The Best Arrested Development Characters

15
4,577 2,680
Joey Tribbiani is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Joey Tribbiani Joey, Friends

16
4,239 2,269
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
3,943 3,747
Glenn Quagmire is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Glenn Quagmire Family Guy

18
4,221 3,188
Dwight Schrute is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Dwight Schrute The Office

19
3,704 2,041
Red Forman is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Red Forman That '70s Show

20
3,354 3,707
George Costanza is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
George Costanza Seinfeld

21
3,645 2,836
Brian Griffin is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Brian Griffin Family Guy

The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever

22
3,152 1,999
Phoebe Buffay is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Phoebe Buffay Friends

23
2,468 1,361
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
2,173 2,557
Hawkeye Pierce is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Hawkeye Pierce M*A*S*H

25
3,274 2,157
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
2,041 2,655
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
3,265 2,865
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
2,665 3,019
Jerry Seinfeld is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Jerry Seinfeld Seinfeld

The Saddest Television Deaths Ever

29
2,061 2,314
Liz Lemon is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Liz Lemon 30 Rock

30
2,049 1,932
J.D. is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
J.D. Scrubs

31
3,163 2,455
Ron Swanson is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Ron Swanson Parks and Recreation

32
2,323 2,457
Frank Drebin is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Frank Drebin Police Squad!

33
2,902 2,333
Fry is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Fry Futurama

34
2,114 2,079
Barney Fife is listed (or ranked) 34 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

35
3,440 2,925
Butters Stotch is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Butters Stotch South Park

The Greatest Fictional Singers

36
1,620 2,136
Elaine Benes is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Elaine Benes Seinfeld

37
2,103 1,323
Kitty Forman is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Kitty Forman That '70s Show

38
1,782 1,153
Rose Nylund is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Rose Nylund The Golden Girls

39
1,946 1,269
Daffy Duck is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
moaz13 added Daffy Duck

40
1,372 1,898
Norm Peterson is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Norm Peterson Cheers

41
2,288 2,533
Moe Szyslak is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Moe Szyslak The Simpsons

42
1,954 3,078
Tobias Fünke is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Tobias Fünke Arrested Development

The Best Seinfeld Characters

43
1,928 1,338
Fez is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
steinergoldfarb added Fez That '70s Show - That 70s Show

44
2,630 2,423
Randy Marsh is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Randy Marsh South Park

45
1,874 1,333
Dr. Gregory House is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Dr. Gregory House

46
1,915 1,149
Lucille Ball is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Lucille Ball I Love Lucy

47
1,290 1,490
Leslie Knope is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Leslie Knope Parks and Recreation

48
1,314 1,292
Roseanne Conner is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Roseanne Conner Roseanne

49
1,489 1,342
Eric Forman is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Eric Forman That '70s Show

50
2,076 2,666
Ralph Wiggum is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Ralph Wiggum The Simpsons