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Funniest Black TV Characters

Sunday, Aug 23, 2020, 7:25 pm

1.Arnold Jackson

If the name is unfamiliar, then all we have to do is mention the little guy in Different Strokes and you know exactly who he is. He may have been small, but he certainly made a big impression even if we do end up forgetting his name a lot.

2.Phillip Banks

This was the father in the Fresh Prince of Bel Air and he was certainly larger than life. He may have been a successful judge, but the way he viewed life certainly made him very funny indeed.

3.Carl Winslow

This was another character in Family Matters and played a key role in the series as he was often the one that would be wound up by Steve Urkel. He was certainly somebody that was well worth watching especially with the way that he was seen as being so clumsy.

4.JJ Evans

This character appeared in Good Times and he was seen as being slightly cheeky and open to bending the rules a bit. His character was actually seen as being slightly controversial at times, but we loved him anyway.

5.Steve Urkel

When it comes to funny characters, then Steve Urkel is certainly one that most people will then comment on. He does of course appear in Family Matters and considering he was originally lined up for just one episode he ended up doing pretty well for himself. He is the classic nerd and it is this geekyness that appeals to people.

6.Bernie Mac McCullough

Big Bernie was undoubtedly a character that we all knew and loved when he appeared in The Bernie Mac Show from 2001 to 2006. It did of course have to end after Bernie Mac himself died in 2008, but we still enjoyed him talking directly to us down the camera.

7.Fred G Sanford

This character appeared in Sanford and Son, which ran from 1972 to 1977. He was an antiques and general junk dealer who was also quite prejudiced making for some rather interesting ideas as to how the world worked.


8.Cleveland Brown

This character is of course in Family Guy and he is just a normal kind of guy who can lose his temper at various things. He is so well loved that he has his own show called The Cleveland Show.

9.Heathcliff Huxtable

This was the character played by Bill Cosby in The Cosby Show and he was certainly the one that everybody loved. He was cheeky, comical, and loved to tease people and we loved him for it.


10.Carlton Banks

Carlton Banks was the spoilt and rather stupid rich kid in the Fresh Prince of Bel Air and without him the show would have been rather pointless. He was funny due to the way he viewed the world and he way he was rather childish about pretty much everything.

11.George Jefferson

This character was in the TV sitcom All in the Family and he was rather funny to say the least. He then appeared in the spinoff show The Jeffersons which ran from 1975 to 1985.


12.Will Smith

Yes Will Smith played Will Smith in the Fresh Prince of Bel Air and he was rather good at it. This character did of course propel him into the big time as we loved his goofy way of living in a posh part of America.


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