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.
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?