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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. Fish Man

    Fish Man Phish Food

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    Yes.

    In the pilot episode, the robot was programmed to destroy the life support system and the automated navigation system of the spacecraft.

    This way, from the telemetry they'd receive on earth, it would look like the ship had suffered a massive systems failure that killed the passengers in suspended animation and shot the ship randomly off course at maximum speed. Since the telemetry would show everyone aboard as dead, and since they could never build/launch a ship in time that would catch up with the Jupiter II traveling at maximum speed, they'd simply write the ship off as a loss and never investigate further.

    However, Dr. Smith got trapped aboard. He tried to stop the robot from destroying things on his own, and when he failed, began to wake the sleeping crew for help. They managed to stop the robot from destroying life support, but not navigation. Hence, they became "Lost in Space".

    During the robot's rampage, it droned: "Destroy... destroy... destroy". It was both frighting and comical!

    Dr. Smith was actually pretty sinister in that first epiosde. They quickly morphed him into the cowardly, selfish, sniveling crybaby.
     
  2. sieglinde

    sieglinde Active Member

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    Poor ole Lost in Space. It was based on a Dell comic, Space Family Robinson. There were no bad guys, they just traveled from planet to planet trying to survive. The show started out that way and then quickly turned to crap. I was too old for it being in high school. This was chosen over Star Trek which never got to horribly silly though the third season was pretty bad.
     
  3. Gunnyman

    Gunnyman Just a boring dude

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    Lisa lampinelli on celebrity apprentice. I have never seen a more self righteous ***** on tv.
     
  4. obixman

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    Blackadder - season 1

    by season 4 he was the only sane one in the cast.....
     
  5. inaka

    inaka Well-Known Member

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    Nene Leakes, by a mile.
     
  6. Langree

    Langree The Gimp

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    Freezinmyass...
    Add Colton and we have "Cat fight TV"....
     
  7. MikeAndrews

    MikeAndrews Registered abuser

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    I like the laid back old guy. I liked Bo Crowder, too.
     
  8. TonyTheTiger

    TonyTheTiger Pro Troll Magnet

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    Disagree with both.

    Idiots, yes. Jerks, no.
     
  9. Flop

    Flop Member

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    Keith Olberman
     
  10. dinglehart

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    Louie De Palma (Taxi)
     
  11. Langree

    Langree The Gimp

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    I think Blackadder was very much a self serving Jerk, much moreso than Basil. I think you can lose how nasty he really was in the midst of the outlandishness of the show. I also think it was more evident in the earlier series' than in the WWI era stuff.
     
  12. Cainebj

    Cainebj Active Member

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    I have to second Donald Trump.
     
  13. cheesesteak

    cheesesteak Meh. TCF Club

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    15 mins...
    Pete Campbell
     
  14. pteronaut

    pteronaut Killer of Threads

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    Captain Wallace B. Binghampton.
     
  15. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey

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    Fictional - Current David Robert Jones on Frinche
    Fictional - Past - JR Ewing (although wasn't a big Dallas fan) Robin Colcort - Cheers

    Real Person - Current - Bill O'Reiley
    Real Person - Past - Glenn Beck
     
  16. RichardHead

    RichardHead Musical Klutz

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    Hollywood,...
    :D
     
  17. stahta01

    stahta01 Simple Member

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    Roseann "Rosie" O'Donnell: Or any other 9/11 truther.

    Tim S.
     
  18. dtivouser

    dtivouser Tivoless TCF Club

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    Rodney McKay? A very enjoyable jerk, but a jerk nonetheless...
     
  19. Zevida

    Zevida witless and unarmed TCF Club

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    I'm only a few episodes into season 2 and this is a good choice. Although, Don Draper would not be far behind based on his behavior either. And you know, now that I think of it, Peggy is a pretty big jerk too. I think the entire ensemble of Mad Men probably wins.

    I also second whoever mentioned Perry from Scrubs (why can I not remember his Dr. last name?).

    I throw in Jeff Winger from Community. A real, big jerk.
     
  20. MikeCC

    MikeCC TiVotee

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    DING DING DING! We have a winner. Here is a guy who can take a winning argument, and through sheer obnoxious, sancitimonious jackassery snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.

    Not only the biggest jerk, but likely the most self-absorbed a-hole there is.

    Oh wait... is he even on TV any more? Can he find an outlet with fewer viewers than Current TV? (Maybe not, but put HIM on the air and watch the numbers disappear.)
     

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