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The all time biggest jerk on tv

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by cheesesteak, Apr 15, 2012.

  1. cheesesteak

    cheesesteak Meh.

    Jul 24, 2003
    I watched an old episode of Lost In Space on MeTv yesterday. I had never even heard of MeTv until yesterday. Anyway, Doctor Smith was an a-hole who, for his own selfish reasons, put the lives of other people in jeopardy in this episode as he did in just about every other Lost In Space episode. Doctor Smith get my initial vote as the Biggest A-Hole In The History Of Tv Shows. What say you?
  2. mwhip

    mwhip All better

    Jul 22, 2002
    Currently? "King" Joffrey on Game of Thrones
  3. Family

    Family Member

    Jul 23, 2001
    Yes Dr Smith was a comic character.... more of a nin-nee. Someone like King Joffrey is a better example of an a-hole.
  4. sharkster

    sharkster Active Member TC Club

    Jul 3, 2004
    I always thought that some of the characters Jerry Stiller has played, in sitcoms, have been some of the most a-holish characters in tv. I could not stand Frank Costanza or Arthur Spooner, especially Spooner.
  5. busyba

    busyba The Funcooker

    Feb 5, 2003
    The evil queen lady in Once Upon a Time is the top of my current-tv list.
  6. gossamer88

    gossamer88 HDTV Snob

    Jul 26, 2005
    Currently: Kenny Powers 'Eastbound and Down'.

    Past: for me at least Bill Bittinger 'Buffalo Bill'.
  7. Cearbhaill

    Cearbhaill Garden obsessed

    Aug 1, 2004
  8. justen_m

    justen_m Cheesehead

    Jan 14, 2004
    I think Cartman from South Park deserves a nomination, even if he is animated.
  9. MikeAndrews

    MikeAndrews Registered abuser

    Jan 17, 2002
    On the pilot of "Lost in Space" (and yeah, I watched it live in genuine black and white) Dr. Smith was a crafty, dangerous, and devious saboteur who reprogrammed the robot to fly the Jupiter II way off course while the entire crew was onboard in suspended animation...then he got trapped on board.

    When the show was opposite and had to compete with the campy Batman they made him a blundering clown and brought on all of the silly plots, campy props, and aliens to fight.
  10. danterner

    danterner Not it!

    Mar 4, 2005
    Dr. Nicholas Rush (Stargate: SGU)
  11. markz

    markz Hilarity Ensues

    Oct 22, 2002
  12. LoadStar

    LoadStar LOAD"*",8,1

    Jul 24, 2001
    No mentions of Dr. House yet?
  13. vikingguy

    vikingguy New Member

    Aug 11, 2005
    For me and the wife it is King Joffrey hands down. The casting and actor are just perfect. I want to punch him in the face every time I see him on screen.
  14. Archangel00

    Archangel00 New Member

    Aug 25, 2006
    Kyle Busch, neck in neck with his brother Kurt. (though according to Kurt Busch, Dr. Jerry Punch is the a-hole.)

    If it MUST be a fictional character then Joffrey Baratheon is certainly at or near the top for current shows, along with Clay Morrow.

    House is almost certainly the most intelligent a-hole in a current series with Dr. Rodney McKay being most intelligent a-hole of all time.
  15. markz

    markz Hilarity Ensues

    Oct 22, 2002
    Or Dr Cox (Scrubs)
  16. scandia101

    scandia101 Just the facts ma'am

    Oct 20, 2007
    The local govt access channel on cable airs city council meetings, so my vote is for my city councilman neighbor.
  17. Family

    Family Member

    Jul 23, 2001
    Correct. Watched it live - black and white as well (wasn't season 2 in color - what exciting times to have lived in!). Guess I was a nerd, but I liked the original concept of Lost in Space where it was intended to be more serious science fiction revolving around a family's fight to survive together against the odds. BTW the show changed fast and was mostly a joke before season one even completed.

    Smith became no more evil than The Joker, The Penquin, and Mr Freeze.
  18. caslu

    caslu New Member

    Jun 24, 2003
    Agree with all those saying King Joffrey from Game of Thrones, plus I'll add Colton from this season's Survivor: One World and of course no a-hole list would be complete w/o Rush Limbaugh.
  19. jradosh

    jradosh Newlywed

    Jul 31, 2001
    Remember... it's not who is most evil. It's who is the biggest jerk. Dr. Smith (cartoonish and all) still qualifies. He was quite the jerk.

    Larry David would be a good nominee.

    Colton too, except he just didn't stay around long enough.

    Rush Limbaugh is good... but I assumed we're talking about fictional characters here.
  20. Family

    Family Member

    Jul 23, 2001
    I was thinking evil jerk, but you're right it's just jerk. That opens up a whole different new crowd. George Castanza was as big a jerk as anyone.

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