Sitcoms have always been a go-to comfort show for many. Right from Chandler Bing’s sarcasm to Gina Linetti’s obnoxiousness, we love everything about these characters and relate to most of them too. This is why most of the sitcom characters occupy the all-time favorite status among viewers around the world. In this article, we are going to take a look at the 20 funniest TV characters ever, according to Ranker.
I know we all have our own favorite characters and ranking them in a particular order can be a little tough but Ranker took the help of viewers like you and me before curating this list. So, the public has spoken, and here are the funniest TV characters ever.
20. Mr. Bean
Mr.Bean has made our childhood memorable. Played by Rowan Atkinson, Mr.Bean is a show based out of the UK. We can see Rowan Arkinson living and enjoying his life as a loner without anyone else in his life. He has a small teddy bear that he actually treats as a friend and a girlfriend who makes a cameo in some episodes. Apart from that, we see Mr.Bean living his life all alone and coming across some tough yet hilarious situations in between.
19. Sophia Petrello
Sophia Petrello starred in The Golden Girls and also in its spinoffs The Golden Palace and Empty Nest. Portrayed by Estelle Gritty, she is a feisty and witty woman who has control of the entire house. She is loved and fun to be around. Not just the characters in The Golden Girls, even viewers have loved her and her screen presence so much.
18. Homer Simpson
Without a doubt, our list will be incomplete if we hadn’t mentioned about one or more characters from Simpson. Homer Simpson is the main character of this series and Dan Castellaneta has given a voice-over for him. This character is absolutely relatable for many. Right from his stupidity and laziness to his anger, everything about Homer is something people relate to. He is nothing less than an American cultural icon for a family man.
17. Phoebe Buffay
If you are a sitcom lover, then there is no way you wouldn’t know about Pheobe Buffay from F.R.I.E.N.D.S. She is one of the most iconic characters that ever existed. Phoebe is fun, interesting, and witty. She views this world from a different set of eyes and has an entirely new perspective towards things. Be it practicing vegetarianism or being a surrogate for her brother’s kids, Phoebe is all things good and at the same time the funniest female character in the gang. The character was played by Lisa Kudrow.
16. George Costanza
Played by Jason Alexander, George Costanza is one of the most hilarious characters out there. He is a short, slow-witted, and bald man who gets fired from his job often for a myriad of reasons. He is the best friend of the main character from Seinfield- Jerry Seinfield. George has a lot of flaws in him and the best part of it is that he knows about his flaws and tries to be a better person.
15. Al Bundy
Al Bundy is the male lead in the show Married with Children. It is played by Ed O’ Neill. Al Bundy is a devoted husband and father who is also known for his tell tales of high school. He has been working at Gary’s Shoes, a women’s footwear store for so long. The unfortunate events that Al faces in his life and the way he takes up those events are shown in the series.
14. Will Smith
Played by Will Smith in the series The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. This is a character with daddy issues because he was abandoned by his father. As he has been in a fight with thugs, his mother sends him to Bel-Air for a fresh start. The character is witty, funny and rude at times.