6.26.2013

TV characters you feel sorry for.

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I'm not feeling that well today which means I'm watching a lot of TV. That, clearly, led me to think a lot about shows and characters which brought me to this...

It seems like there are a bunch of TV characters that are thrown into the story line for "comic relief". But let's face it: they don't get the girl, their character never truly develops into something more, and usually they are left behind the other characters as the laughing-stock. Let's take a look at some.


Joey Gladstone

Oh, Full House. So Joey moves into his best friend's house to help him to take care of his three daughters. He sleeps in the living room until one day (without asking) they move his belongings to the basement. He spends years being a male nanny and having jobs here and there -- his most successful one being "Ranger Joe" where his sidekick was a woodchuck. Any dating prospects he had were cut off after an episode or two and he was kicked out of his "luxurious" basement (Uncle Jesse needed a music studio) to a small bedroom that I think still had at least one pink bunny on the wall. Couldn't they give him something to work with?

Spence Olchin
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The King of Queens... is not Spence. Let's take a look -- he works as a toll-taker on the subway, he's seen as the nerd in the group often going to comic conventions, he never gets the girl and quite honestly, is a little pathetic. He lives with his unstable mom until he moves in with his best friend's cousin. Oh, and they share a bedroom -- with individual twin beds and all. He loses the one girl he "loves" (even though he never had her) to Doug's father in-law when she chooses to use her profession as a dog walker and walk a human rather than Spence's dog. Oh, and eventually he falls for Doug's wife -- which is a lost cause. Sad.

Raj Koothrappali
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The Big Bang Theory -- you are my favorite. Why must you write such a sad story line for Raj? Get this... he has a strange bromance with his friend Howard until Howard marries Bernadette (who by the way seems a little out of Howard's lead...) and once that happens he's left, alone. He can't even talk if there are women in the room unless he's drinking which must mean he drinks a lot since the girls in the show are always around. Despite his not being able to talk to girls he dates a lot but is never in a successful or long-term relationship like all of his friends which is what he wants. Girls either want his money, have issues themselves or only date him to appease their parents. When will the writers throw him a bone?

Alan Harper 

No list of pathetic TV characters would be complete without Two and a Half Men's, Alan. Alright... ten years ago his character was a bit more believable (completely living off his brother after his recent divorce)... but now he is just mooching off a stranger. Literally -- a stranger bought his brother's house and he is now living there (rent-free) just because of other weird events. He's neurotic, and cheap and has horrible luck. He's two (maybe three) times divorced at this point, his kid's not that bright, and despite not having anything to begin with -- he's constantly having things taken from him. How is that even possible?

So, what TV characters do you feel pathetically sorry for?

3 comments:

  1. Lol! I thought I was the only one who felt sorry for Joey while watching Full House, sure he got a free place to live but they really didn't show they appreciated his help! *sighs* This makes me want to watch Full House again.

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  2. Poor Uncle Joey. I felt sorry for him too! lol

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  3. oh my gosh this post is too funny! definitely feel bad for these characters! visiting from the Grab a friend blog hop! xoxo

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