Top 20 Funny Cartoon Characters – Who is Your Favorite?

Are you wondering who is the coolest cartoon character? Or maybe who is the weirdest cartoon character? The most famous cartoon character? Well, today, we will talk about some iconic and funny cartoon characters. Whenever you need some laughs, check a cartoon with some of these iconic cartoon characters. You will get more than enough laughs.

Let’s take a look at the list. Most of these characters have appeared on the Cartoon Network.

Bugs Bunny

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The animated popular cartoon character is one of the oldest on this list. He was initially created in the late 1930s by Leon Schlesinger Productions, which later changed its name to Warner Bros. Cartoons. Mel Blanc originally voiced the iconic character.

Bugs is famous for his starring roles in the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series of short films. He is an anthropomorphic gray and white rabbit or hare. Famous for his catchphrase, “What’s up Doc”, his popularity during the golden age of American animation made him a cultural icon.

Between 1940 and 1964, Bugs starred in more than 160 short cartoons. He has also appeared in video games, award shows, amusement park rides, commercials, music records, and more.

Daffy Duck

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You cannot have Bugs without Daffy. These two were the most famous characters in the Looney Tunes series. Daffy is an anthropomorphic black duck. He is usually a foil for Bugs Bunny.

Daffy was one of the first of the new screwball characters that emerged in the late 1930s to replace traditional characters.

He starred in 130 shorts during the golden age, making him the third-most frequent character behind Porky Pig and Bugs Bunny.

TV Guide has ranked him at Number 14 on the list of 50 greatest cartoon characters.

Patrick Star

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Let’s move forward in time for a bit. Patrick was a fictional character in the animated television series SpongeBob SquarePants. Bill Fagerbakke voiced the character.

He appears as lazy, overweight, and dim-witted pink starfish. And that makes him as funny as possible. His most common personality trait is the obvious lack of common sense. That lack of common sense gets Patrick and SpongeBob into trouble.

Patrick often says he is an expert in the art of doing nothing.

Homer Jay Simpson

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You can safely say Homer Simpson is one of the funniest cartoon characters. The cult hero and icon of the American animated sitcom The Simpsons first appeared in The Tracey Ullman Show in April 1987.

Matt Groening created the animated character while he was waiting in the lobby of producer James L. Brooks and his office. He was called to pitch a series of shorts based on his comic strip Life in Hell. Instead, Matt decided to create a new set of characters.

He named Homer after his father, Homer Groening. The Simpsons appeared on The Tracey Ullman Show for the first three seasons before moving to Fox.

Homer is widely considered one of the most influential characters in the history of television and an American cultural icon. The Sunday Times described him as the greatest comic creation of modern time.

Eric Theodore Cartman

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You cannot have a list of funny cartoon characters without Eric Cartman. The main character in South Park is an elementary school student. Eric lives with his mother in the fictional town of South Park, Colorado.

He is aggressive, savage, prejudiced, arrogant, and narcissistic. That is what makes him a fan favorite and different from most funny characters.

SpongeBob SquarePants

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We had Patrick, so it is only logical we have his best friend as well. The protagonist of the American animated television series is famous for his optimism and childlike attitude, which is the polar opposite of Patrick. He was influenced by comedic characters like Pee Wee Herman.

What makes SpongeBob unique is that both adults and children adore him. He has garnered a positive response and is always cited as one of the greatest cartoon characters.

Stewie Griffin

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Series creator of Family Guy Seth MacFarlane voices Stewie. He created and designed the character himself.

Stewie Griffin is a highly precocious toddler who talks and acts like an adult. That is where his jokes come from. He began the series as a megalomaniacal sociopath obsessed with violence and world domination.

Many critics consider Stewie the breakout character from Family Guy.

Peter Griffin

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Now let’s talk about Stewie’s father, Justin Peter Griffin. The fictional character and protagonist is also voiced by Seth MacFarlane.

Peter worked at a toy factory and Quahog’s brewery. His voice was inspired by the security guards Seth heard at his school.

Bart Simpson

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His full name is Bartholomew JoJo Simpson. Arguably one of the funniest characters on television of all time. Bart is the male child of the Simpson family. Nancy Cartwright voices the character.

His most prominent and popular character traits involve his rebelliousness, disrespect for authority, and mischievousness.

Bart is part of the opening scene, where he often writes chalkboard gags. And his pranks to Moe are legendary. His signature catchphrase is “eat my shorts”.

Bartmania made him a cultural icon in the first two seasons of the show. He was the breakout character of the first two seasons, and then the show started focusing on the entire family more. But Bart remained a star.

Larry the Cucumber

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Larry is a cucumber and one of the protagonists of the series and then also appears in the movie Jonah: A VeggieTales.

In many shows, he acts as a co-host with Bob. Larry appears in many Big Idea series.

Goofy

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We cannot talk about funny cartoon characters without mentioning some of the original characters created by The Walt Disney Company. Goofy was the funniest among them all. He is a tall, anthropomorphic dog who wears a turtle neck and vest, with pants, shoes, white gloves, and a fedora.

He is a close friend of Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck. We can describe Goofy as hopelessly clumsy.

He is originally known as Dippy Dawg, but all fans refer to him as Goofy.

Fred Flintstone

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The main character of the animated sitcom The Flintstones lives in the fictional prehistoric town of Bedrock. In that world, dinosaurs coexist with modernized cave people.

They enjoy primitive versions of modern conveniences like telephones, automobiles, washing machines, and more.

Many believe Fred is the star of the show. He has also appeared in cartoon spinoffs, live-action adaptations, video games, and music videos.

 Wile E. Coyote

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His full name is Wile E. Coyote. We have to put him together with the Road Runner. The famous duo from the Looney Tunes series first appeared in 1949.

In each episode, the cunning and devious coyote tries to catch the Road Runner. He is rarely successful. It is a game of cat and mouse, only with other animals.

The running gag of the show involves the coyote trying in vain to shield himself with a little parasol against a great falling builder that is about to crush him. And another running gag is him falling from a high cliff.

Yogi Bear

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The anthropomorphic animal character made his debut in 1958 as a supporting character in The Huckleberry Hound Show.

Hanna-Barbera created the breakout character. He eventually became more popular than the Huckleberry Hound. He was given his own show in 1961.

Yogi is one of the many characters created by Hanna that have a collar. This allowed animators to keep his body relatively static, redrawing only his head in each frame when he speaks. This is how Hanna-Barbera managed to cut costs, reducing the number of drawings from 14,000 to around 2,000 for a seven-minute cartoon.

Jerry

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The fictional mouse character is one of the two titular protagonists in Tom and Jerry. The TV show created by Metro Goldwyn Mayer is among the most famous in the world.

William Hanna and Joseph Barbera created the show. They wanted a different take on the cat and mouse game. They expanded by making Jerry the victorious character most of the time. Even more, Jerry took delight in besting and torturing his feline frenemy.

Tom

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His full name is Thomas Jasper Tom Cat. We cannot have Jerry and not include Tom on our list of funniest cartoon characters.

His name is based on tomcat, a word that refers to male cats. In the series, he is usually mute and rarely speaks except in a few cartoons.

During the TV show, Tom tries to set up traps for Jerry. But many of them backfire and cause damage to him, not Jerry. Creator William Hanna provided his trademark scream.

Phineas Flynn

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The young boy in the Flynn Fletcher family is one of the three children. He is an incurable optimist and always looks on the bright side of things. Phineas is smart, creative, and persistent, and his hospitality is a driving force behind many of his plans and projects.

He was raised in a reconstituted family for his entire life. But he is fully accustomed to it as if it were an average American family.

Butt-Head

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The fictional character from the MTV animated series appears to be the leader of the two. The creator Mike Judge got the name from his university days when he knew a couple of kids who had the nicknames Iron Butt and Butt-Head.

Butt-Head is calmer, older, cockier, and more intelligent than Beavis. But he is also oblivious to subtleties. He seems to be the lazier of the two and never reacts to things unless they catch his attention. Then, he describes them as cool.

Beavis

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Unlike Butt-Head, Beavis has blonde hair he wears in an oversized pompadour style. He is famous for his pronounced underbite, obsessive stare, and speaking in a hoarse voice. But most importantly, his trademark giggle, “heh heh”.

Fans always see Beavis in profile rather than looking directly at the camera. He wears a Metallica T-shirt. Beavis is shorter of the two but appears taller from a distance due to his hairstyle.

Rick Sanchez

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Let’s finish off our list of funny cartoon characters with one of the modern cartoon characters. Rick is one of the two protagonists from the Adult Swim animated series, Rick and Morty.

He is famous for his reckless and nihilistic behavior. His pessimistic personality has been well-received by the fans.

Rick is a sociopathic mad scientist who knows everything in the universe.

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