Best Characters 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
6,775 6,738
Homer Simpson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
The Simpsons

2
8,127 5,817
Stewie Griffin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Family Guy

3
7,220 6,252
Eric Cartman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
South Park

4
7,163 5,285
Peter Griffin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Family Guy

5
6,121 4,335
Bugs Bunny is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Baby Looney Tunes

6
6,804 5,418
Sheldon Cooper is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
The Big Bang Theory

7
4,896 4,641
Bart Simpson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
The Simpsons, The Tracey Ullman Show

8
4,030 3,251
Lucy Ricardo is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
I Love Lucy, The Lucy–Desi Comedy Hour

9
6,423 3,467
Michael Scott is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
The Office

10
4,765 5,012
Cosmo Kramer is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Seinfeld

11
6,087 3,172
Chandler Bing is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
tahirtalha98 added Friends

12
3,540 2,952
Al Bundy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Married... with Children

13
5,514 3,987
Bender is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Futurama

14
5,019 3,394
Dwight Schrute is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
The Office

15
5,932 3,480
Barney Stinson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
How I Met Your Mother

16
5,211 2,975
Joey Tribbiani is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Joey, Friends

17
4,651 2,527
Will Smith is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

18
4,254 4,070
Glenn Quagmire is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Family Guy

19
4,074 2,291
Red Forman is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
That '70s Show

20
3,722 3,985
George Costanza is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Seinfeld

21
3,571 2,282
Phoebe Buffay is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Friends

22
2,690 1,572
Sophia Petrillo is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
The Golden Palace, The Golden Girls

23
3,921 3,115
Brian Griffin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
Family Guy

24
2,347 2,787
Hawkeye Pierce is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Funniest TV Characters of All Time
M*A*S*H

25
3,532 2,338
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