Aug 4, 2009
DUMBEST TV SITCOM CHARACTERSThere are many ingredients that make up a great sitcom. You always need a classic set of main characters to base the story on. But you also need a great supporting staff. Think about all the amazing side characters that Seinfeld had. The show just wouldn’t have been as good if guys like Babu and the Soup Nazi weren’t on. But I’m not just talking about that. I’m also talking about recurring characters who appear on nearly every episode. And whether they’re serious or funny, they have to be good. One of those characters? The dumb guy or girl. Sometimes poking fun at these characters can take the show to new levels.
Joey Tribbiani – FriendsPlayed by Matthew Leblanc. I will admit that I’m not the biggest fan of Friends but you have to put him on this list. And I too can admit that many of the scenes with Leblanc were pretty watchable.Mallory Keaton – Family TiesPlayed by Justine Bateman. Never forget how great a show Family Ties was. And never forget how awesome it was whenever Michael J. Fox and Bateman were in the same room. Some classic moments between the two of them.Phoebe Buffay – FriendsPlayed by Lisa Kudrow. I had to put her on this list even though I hated her character. Why? Because I’d be getting tons of annoying comments saying that I forgot to put her on this list.Kelly Bundy – Married with ChildrenPlayed by Christina Applegate. I have to say that Kelly and Bud were one of the best brother sister combos in sitcom history. They were amazing together. It’s weird though, Kelly was actually witty at times always poking fun at Bud’s lack of a sex life. Even so, she said some awfully dumb things at least once a show.Woody Boyd – CheersPlayed by Woody Harrelson. If I were actually making this list a rankings list, he’d clearly be in my top three. Harrelson propelled this show to the top. A Boner and a Woody on TV at the same time. Will that ever happen again?Homer Simpson – The SimpsonsPlayed by Dan Castellenata. This is a given.Chief Wiggum – The SimpsonsPlayed by Hank Azaria. This is even more of a given. I love whenever he says “take em away boys.”Ernie “Coach” Pantuso – CheersPlayed by Nicholas Colasanto. People must never forget who the original dumb guy was on Cheers. Some of his lines were classic.Lowell Mather – WingsPlayed by Thomas Hayden Church. I wasn’t a huge fan of this show but Hayden Church was pretty funny as dumb repair man Lowell Mather. Even the name Lowell gives off a stupid vibe doesn’t it?Peter Griffin – Family GuyPlayed by Seth MacFarlane. An obvious choice. Man is this show good.Michael Kelso – That 70’s ShowPlayed by Ashton Kutcher. Before this whole Demi Moore and movie thing, he was pretty damned funny on That 70’s show.Hilary Banks – Fresh Prince of Bel AirPlayed by Karyn Parsons. The snotty rich girl.Gilligan – Gilligan’s IslandPlayed by Bob Denver. It was all worth it if he ever got to screw Ginger or Mary Ann.Officer Barbrady – South ParkPlayed by Trey Parker. I had to get someone from South Park into this list, and who better than the dumbest character on the show?Michael Scott – The OfficePlayed by Steve Carell. Personally I think the character Michael Scott is the reason this show isn’t nearly as funny as it should be. However, it’s tough to have a list like this and not include him.
Who is your favorite dumbest sitcom character?