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!

1
6,494 6,362
Homer Simpson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Homer Simpson The Simpsons

2
7,817 5,471
Stewie Griffin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Stewie Griffin Family Guy

3
6,884 5,955
Eric Cartman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Eric Cartman South Park

4
6,894 4,993
Peter Griffin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Peter Griffin Family Guy

5
5,862 4,124
Bugs Bunny is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Bugs Bunny Baby Looney Tunes

6
6,562 5,004
Sheldon Cooper is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Sheldon Cooper The Big Bang Theory

7
3,898 3,020
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
4,713 4,389
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
5,827 3,323
Michael Scott is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Michael Scott The Office

10
4,520 4,804
Cosmo Kramer is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Cosmo Kramer Seinfeld

11
5,617 3,000
Chandler Muriel Bing is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
tahirtalha98 added Chandler Muriel Bing Friends

12
3,364 2,796
Al Bundy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Al Bundy Married... with Children

13
5,316 3,836
Bender is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Bender Futurama

14
5,637 3,326
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
4,867 2,835
Joey Tribbiani is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Joey Tribbiani Joey, Friends

16
4,444 2,396
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
4,610 3,282
Dwight Schrute is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Dwight Schrute The Office

18
4,094 3,919
Glenn Quagmire is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Glenn Quagmire Family Guy

19
3,880 2,172
Red Forman is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Red Forman That '70s Show

20
3,532 3,856
George Costanza is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
George Costanza Seinfeld

21
3,356 2,142
Phoebe Buffay is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Phoebe Buffay Friends

The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever

22
3,780 2,984
Brian Griffin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Brian Griffin Family Guy

23
2,570 1,468
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
2,255 2,669
Hawkeye Pierce is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Hawkeye Pierce M*A*S*H

25
3,401 2,252
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
2,125 2,750
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
3,454 2,976
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
3,389 2,528
Ron Swanson is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Ron Swanson Parks and Recreation

The Best Saturday Night Live Characters of All Time

29
2,819 3,132
Jerry Seinfeld is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Jerry Seinfeld Seinfeld

30
2,137 2,431
Liz Lemon is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Liz Lemon 30 Rock

31
2,126 2,047
J.D. is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
J.D. Scrubs

32
2,383 2,551
Frank Drebin is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Frank Drebin Police Squad!

33
2,189 2,157
Barney Fife is listed (or ranked) 33 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

34
3,549 3,033
Butters Stotch is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Butters Stotch South Park

35
2,991 2,432
Fry is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Fry Futurama

8 TV Actors Who Turned Out Just Like Their Characters

36
1,721 2,234
Elaine Benes is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Elaine Benes Seinfeld

37
2,190 1,416
Kitty Forman is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Kitty Forman That '70s Show

38
2,044 1,345
Daffy Duck is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
moaz13 added Daffy Duck

39
1,846 1,225
Rose Nylund is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Rose Nylund The Golden Girls

40
1,426 1,973
Norm Peterson is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Norm Peterson Cheers

41
2,374 2,624
Moe Szyslak is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Moe Szyslak The Simpsons

42
2,049 3,163
Tobias Fünke is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Tobias Fünke Arrested Development

The Greatest Sitcoms in Television History

43
2,019 1,425
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
2,735 2,501
Randy Marsh is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Randy Marsh South Park

45
1,379 1,564
Leslie Knope is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Leslie Knope Parks and Recreation

46
1,989 1,209
Lucille Ball is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Lucille Ball I Love Lucy

47
1,942 1,405
Dr. Gregory House is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Dr. Gregory House

48
1,368 1,379
Roseanne Conner is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Roseanne Conner Roseanne

49
1,564 1,415
Eric Forman is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Eric Forman That '70s Show

50
2,152 2,734
Ralph Wiggum is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Ralph Wiggum The Simpsons