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6th Jan '16 6:58:16 AM StFan
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* ''Series/TheSmokingGunPresentsWorldsDumbest'': Frank Stallone.
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* ''Series/TheSmokingGunPresentsWorldsDumbest'': ''Series/WorldsDumbest'': Frank Stallone.
2nd Jan '16 3:33:29 PM SirVancelot131
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** And if you go one step further, Grandma Ida makes Lois look tolerable by comparison.
22nd Nov '15 8:38:21 PM JediVulcan
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* ''Series/TheFlash2014'': Season Two introduces the Harrison Wells of Earth-2, who is abrasive, rude, and uninterested in making friends with the Earth-1 characters. In flashbacks to his life on Earth-2, he's antagonistic towards [[spoiler: Jay Garrick]], and seems to have some BadBoss tendencies. However, he starts to [[DefrostingIceKing defrost]] a little as Team Flash warms up to him, suggesting that at least some of his behaviour is a JerkassFacade caused by [[spoiler: his heartbreak over Zoom having kidnapped his daughter eight months previously]].
27th Oct '15 2:58:52 PM malifee
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* ''Series/BlackBooks'': Bernard Black.
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* ''Series/BlackBooks'': Bernard Black. Not only is he rude and deliberately unhelpful to his own customers, but he's just as bad to the only two friends he has left; he's a pretentious, patronising, lazy alcoholic who barely lifts a finger to operate his bookshop (which is only barely keeping afloat) and takes actual pleasure out of torturing Manny using his [[ItMakesSenseInContext moblie-phone induced head pains]] and alienates one his oldest friend by showing up drunk to his house and puking in his sink. Is somewhat justified since he's SurroundedByIdiots, (although they pass around the IdiotBall from episode to episode) and by his FreudianExcuse (although when it's explained fully, it turns out that he [[spoiler: must have been just as bad as he is now, if not worse, as she faked her own death to get away from him. It still seems to have affected him, though.]]

* ''Series/CoronationStreet'': DependingOnTheWriter, many characters have at a hand at playing this. Currently, Kevin Webster is playing up it the biggest. After sleeping with his friend's wife several times, he sabotaged her car. After Molly died and the affair was exposed, Kevin went around acting as though ''[[ItsAllAboutMe he]]'' [[NeverMyFault was the victim]]. Twice he attacked Molly's widower [[TheWoobie Tyrone]] in the street and then filed for devorce, [[{{Hypocrite}} claiming that Sally was behaving unreasonably]]. He also treated his daughter Sophie's girlfriend Sian like dirt and blaming her for Sophie falling off the church roof.
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* ''Series/CoronationStreet'': DependingOnTheWriter, many characters have at a hand at playing this. Currently, Kevin Webster is playing up it the biggest. After sleeping with his friend's wife several times, he sabotaged her car. After Molly died and the affair was exposed, Kevin went around acting as though ''[[ItsAllAboutMe he]]'' [[NeverMyFault was the victim]]. Twice he attacked Molly's widower [[TheWoobie Tyrone]] in the street and then filed for devorce, divorce, [[{{Hypocrite}} claiming that Sally was behaving unreasonably]]. He also treated his daughter Sophie's girlfriend Sian like dirt and blaming her for Sophie falling off the church roof.
20th Sep '15 1:04:21 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''TheAdventuresOfLanoAndWoodley'': Col cannot go five minutes without physically or verbally abusing Frank.
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* ''TheAdventuresOfLanoAndWoodley'': ''Series/TheAdventuresOfLanoAndWoodley'': Col cannot go five minutes without physically or verbally abusing Frank.

* ''BandOfBrothers'': Pvt. Cobb is one. In episode 4 he guilts one of the NewMeat into removing a ribbon that he says he didn't earn (a veteran sergeant puts him in his place by pointing out his hypocrisy). He gets really annoying in episode 8 until his shit is finally confronted by an EnsignNewbie and a SergeantRock. However, Cobb in the miniseries could be considered a HistoricalVillainUpgrade. The real Roy Cobb was described by Stephen Ambrose as "generally good-natured," and certainly not the Jerkass the series made him out to be. Another JerkAss on the show was Captain Sobel, being just a total dick and making the men run miles just after deliberately feeding them a heavy spaghetti meal. Although if you read about his life after the war he attains {{Woobie}} status. * ''TheBigBangTheory'': Sheldon is probably the most unusual case for this trope. While he is very intelligent, he has been known to be a real nuisance to his friends, by trying to take all charge for Leonard's app idea, trying to sabotage them after they kick him out, staying at Raj and Howard's houses and keeping them up, never accepting gifts from others, kicking Raj out of his apartment due to regulations, and so on. He also forces the others to obey his ridiculously rigid schedules to the point of trying to control them and belittles his friends (especially Howard for daring to be an engineer). * ''BlackBooks'': Bernard Black.
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* ''BandOfBrothers'': ''Series/BandOfBrothers'': Pvt. Cobb is one. In episode 4 he guilts one of the NewMeat into removing a ribbon that he says he didn't earn (a veteran sergeant puts him in his place by pointing out his hypocrisy). He gets really annoying in episode 8 until his shit is finally confronted by an EnsignNewbie and a SergeantRock. However, Cobb in the miniseries could be considered a HistoricalVillainUpgrade. The real Roy Cobb was described by Stephen Ambrose as "generally good-natured," and certainly not the Jerkass the series made him out to be. Another JerkAss on the show was Captain Sobel, being just a total dick and making the men run miles just after deliberately feeding them a heavy spaghetti meal. Although if you read about his life after the war he attains {{Woobie}} status. * ''TheBigBangTheory'': ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'': Sheldon is probably the most unusual case for this trope. While he is very intelligent, he has been known to be a real nuisance to his friends, by trying to take all charge for Leonard's app idea, trying to sabotage them after they kick him out, staying at Raj and Howard's houses and keeping them up, never accepting gifts from others, kicking Raj out of his apartment due to regulations, and so on. He also forces the others to obey his ridiculously rigid schedules to the point of trying to control them and belittles his friends (especially Howard for daring to be an engineer). * ''BlackBooks'': ''Series/BlackBooks'': Bernard Black.

* ''CoronationStreet'': DependingOnTheWriter, many characters have at a hand at playing this. Currently, Kevin Webster is playing up it the biggest. After sleeping with his friend's wife several times, he sabotaged her car. After Molly died and the affair was exposed, Kevin went around acting as though ''[[ItsAllAboutMe he]]'' [[NeverMyFault was the victim]]. Twice he attacked Molly's widower [[TheWoobie Tyrone]] in the street and then filed for devorce, [[{{Hypocrite}} claiming that Sally was behaving unreasonably]]. He also treated his daughter Sophie's girlfriend Sian like dirt and blaming her for Sophie falling off the church roof.
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* ''CoronationStreet'': ''Series/CoronationStreet'': DependingOnTheWriter, many characters have at a hand at playing this. Currently, Kevin Webster is playing up it the biggest. After sleeping with his friend's wife several times, he sabotaged her car. After Molly died and the affair was exposed, Kevin went around acting as though ''[[ItsAllAboutMe he]]'' [[NeverMyFault was the victim]]. Twice he attacked Molly's widower [[TheWoobie Tyrone]] in the street and then filed for devorce, [[{{Hypocrite}} claiming that Sally was behaving unreasonably]]. He also treated his daughter Sophie's girlfriend Sian like dirt and blaming her for Sophie falling off the church roof.

* ''DeadSet'': Patrick was a total JerkAss. On top of demanding that the survivors save him, risking their own lives, he ate some of the last food they had without permission, cut up a dead friend to use as zombie bait, and was willing to sacrifice every other survivor to try and escape Britain. And look how that turned out. In an interview, the actor who played Patrick believed everything the character did was justified. * ''DearJohn'': Kirk.
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* ''DeadSet'': ''Series/DeadSet'': Patrick was a total JerkAss. On top of demanding that the survivors save him, risking their own lives, he ate some of the last food they had without permission, cut up a dead friend to use as zombie bait, and was willing to sacrifice every other survivor to try and escape Britain. And look how that turned out. In an interview, the actor who played Patrick believed everything the character did was justified. * ''DearJohn'': ''Series/DearJohn'': Kirk.

* ''DrakeAndJosh'': Megan Parker is a massive jerkass, but she always [[KarmaHoudini gets away with it]], because she tends to pull {{Wounded Gazelle Gambit}}s.
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* ''DrakeAndJosh'': ''Series/DrakeAndJosh'': Megan Parker is a massive jerkass, but she always [[KarmaHoudini gets away with it]], because she tends to pull {{Wounded Gazelle Gambit}}s.

* ''GeorgeLopez": George's mother Benny often treats him with disdain and makes joke at his and his family's expense, George's father Manny was also one for running out on Benny and George and never giving them any money when they needed it.
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* ''GeorgeLopez": ''Series/GeorgeLopez": George's mother Benny often treats him with disdain and makes joke at his and his family's expense, George's father Manny was also one for running out on Benny and George and never giving them any money when they needed it.

* ''HomicideLifeOnTheStreet'': Frank Pembleton was a major one until Season 5. He was condescending, cold, arrogant and never gave anyone else, including the partner who idolised him, any credit for their work. He was kept because he was an excellent detective and because, compared to fair amount of the other members of the squad he wasn't entirely unlikeable. In Season 5, after a major stroke, the other characters prove to be getting on fine without him with Bayliss doing brilliant work on his own. He then realizes that he can't do it alone and asks to be partners again. There were a number of others who weren't as sympathetic or likeable as Pembleton, chief among them being Detective/Captain Gaffney, who was a total prick and hated by literally everyone on the squad, especially after he got promoted ahead of Gee. * ''HotelHell'' had John of the Roosevelt Inn, a ManChild who was making numerous ''death threats'' half way through the episode. Robert and Ari of Juniper Hill as well, snobs who are NotGoodWithPeople and didn't want those who didn't have a fortune at their inn.
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* ''HomicideLifeOnTheStreet'': ''Series/HomicideLifeOnTheStreet'': Frank Pembleton was a major one until Season 5. He was condescending, cold, arrogant and never gave anyone else, including the partner who idolised him, any credit for their work. He was kept because he was an excellent detective and because, compared to fair amount of the other members of the squad he wasn't entirely unlikeable. In Season 5, after a major stroke, the other characters prove to be getting on fine without him with Bayliss doing brilliant work on his own. He then realizes that he can't do it alone and asks to be partners again. There were a number of others who weren't as sympathetic or likeable as Pembleton, chief among them being Detective/Captain Gaffney, who was a total prick and hated by literally everyone on the squad, especially after he got promoted ahead of Gee. * ''HotelHell'' ''Series/HotelHell'' had John of the Roosevelt Inn, a ManChild who was making numerous ''death threats'' half way through the episode. Robert and Ari of Juniper Hill as well, snobs who are NotGoodWithPeople and didn't want those who didn't have a fortune at their inn.

* ''ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'': Every single one of the main characters is selfish, arrogant, amoral, conniving, and dishonest. Many of the show's episodes involve them hatching elaborate schemes for either personal gain or revenge. * ''TheJoeSchmoShow'': In this parody of reality shows in which everyone except the designated Schmo or Schmoes was an actor, the characters were all archetypes of the typical types seen on reality shows, such as "The Schemer" and "The Rich Bitch." In the first season, Hutch was designated as "The Asshole" and in the third season, Randy filled this role.
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* ''ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'': ''Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'': Every single one of the main characters is selfish, arrogant, amoral, conniving, and dishonest. Many of the show's episodes involve them hatching elaborate schemes for either personal gain or revenge. * ''TheJoeSchmoShow'': ''Series/TheJoeSchmoShow'': In this parody of reality shows in which everyone except the designated Schmo or Schmoes was an actor, the characters were all archetypes of the typical types seen on reality shows, such as "The Schemer" and "The Rich Bitch." In the first season, Hutch was designated as "The Asshole" and in the third season, Randy filled this role.

* ''TheKingOfQueens'': Carrie Heffernan. Don't let her pleasant appearance fool you. She has an incredibly short fuse, is incredibly demanding of everyone around her, makes ridiculously selfish requests (often for minor reasons), and even caused a DownerEnding. In addition, she's a status-seeking social ladder climber. To be fair, she learns her lesson by the end of the episode (most of the time... and then [[AesopAmnesia forgets it by the next]].) Honestly, if you hadn't seen his collegate wrestling photo, you'd think the reason [[UglyGuyHotWife overweight Doug]] has her is because he's the only person who can be around her for any length of time. She most likely inherited it from her father Arthur, whose as demanding, short-tempered, and as ridiculously selfish as his daughter. He also regularly yells loudly and throws temper tantrums when everything doesn't go his way or if gifts don't meet his standards (which they never do). * ''LawAndOrderSVU'': Sonya Paxton. And pretty much every single defense attorney on the show. * ''LeaveItToBeaver'': Classic TV Example: Eddie Haskell. Unctuous towards adults, a complete jerk around his fellow teen-agers, and a bully to younger kids. At one time Wally Cleaver tells him: "Eddie, even I don't like you -- and I'm your best friend."
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* ''TheKingOfQueens'': ''Series/TheKingOfQueens'': Carrie Heffernan. Don't let her pleasant appearance fool you. She has an incredibly short fuse, is incredibly demanding of everyone around her, makes ridiculously selfish requests (often for minor reasons), and even caused a DownerEnding. In addition, she's a status-seeking social ladder climber. To be fair, she learns her lesson by the end of the episode (most of the time... and then [[AesopAmnesia forgets it by the next]].) Honestly, if you hadn't seen his collegate wrestling photo, you'd think the reason [[UglyGuyHotWife overweight Doug]] has her is because he's the only person who can be around her for any length of time. She most likely inherited it from her father Arthur, whose as demanding, short-tempered, and as ridiculously selfish as his daughter. He also regularly yells loudly and throws temper tantrums when everything doesn't go his way or if gifts don't meet his standards (which they never do). * ''LawAndOrderSVU'': ''Series/LawAndOrderSVU'': Sonya Paxton. And pretty much every single defense attorney on the show. * ''LeaveItToBeaver'': ''Series/LeaveItToBeaver'': Classic TV Example: Eddie Haskell. Unctuous towards adults, a complete jerk around his fellow teen-agers, and a bully to younger kids. At one time Wally Cleaver tells him: "Eddie, even I don't like you -- and I'm your best friend."

* ''TheMaryTylerMooreShow'': Phyllis was a huge JerkAss directly toward Rhoda. In the very first episode, she keeps calling Rhoda a "dumb awful woman" and admits to getting Mary her apartment mainly to keep Rhoda from getting it. The height of her jerkassery may be in the episode "My Brother's Keeper," where she nearly has a nervous breakdown over the possibility of her brother dating Rhoda, causing the first of Mary's traditional bad parties in the process.
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* ''TheMaryTylerMooreShow'': ''Series/TheMaryTylerMooreShow'': Phyllis was a huge JerkAss directly toward Rhoda. In the very first episode, she keeps calling Rhoda a "dumb awful woman" and admits to getting Mary her apartment mainly to keep Rhoda from getting it. The height of her jerkassery may be in the episode "My Brother's Keeper," where she nearly has a nervous breakdown over the possibility of her brother dating Rhoda, causing the first of Mary's traditional bad parties in the process.

* ''TheNewLeaveItToBeaver'': In this 1980s revival, Eddie's kids are {{Jerkass}}es too, Freddie and Eddie Jr. aka "Bomber".
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* ''TheNewLeaveItToBeaver'': ''Series/TheNewLeaveItToBeaver'': In this 1980s revival, Eddie's kids are {{Jerkass}}es too, Freddie and Eddie Jr. aka "Bomber".

* ''OnlyFoolsAndHorses'': Del Boy during the 1986 Christmas special "A Royal Flush". Boycie is this more generally, though obviously it's played for comedic value.
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* ''OnlyFoolsAndHorses'': ''Series/OnlyFoolsAndHorses'': ** Del Boy during the 1986 Christmas special "A Royal Flush". Boycie is this more generally, though obviously it's played for comedic value.

* ''PowerRangers'': Has had its share of Jerkasses Bulk and Skull during Season 1 being the most notable.
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* ''PowerRangers'': ''Franchise/PowerRangers'': Has had its share of Jerkasses Bulk and Skull during Season 1 being the most notable.

* ''TheRickyGervaisShow'' and ''Series/AnIdiotAbroad'': In both these shows, Ricky can come off as a huge jerkass to [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Karl Pilkington]]. In the former, he reacts to Karl's admittedly dumb statements by screaming at the top of his lungs about how much of an idiot Karl is. In the later, he blatantly admits to delighting in making Karl miserable by forcing him to do painful things or stay in [[HellHotel sub-standard hotels]], at one point ordering Karl to stay the night in a cave because he disagreed with a metaphor about the ruins of Petra (fortunately, [[TooKinkyToTorture Karl ended up liking it]]). * ''TheSarahConnorChronicles'': Jesse Flores. Resistance fighter from the future who came back pretty much solely to wreck John Connor's life. With a seemingly counter-productive desire to destroy the only thing protecting the savior of the human race, she brought a sidekick {{Scrappy}} of her own to seduce John Connor, and then promptly disposed of said girlfriend as part of her scheme. What's potentially even more disappointing than Fox's cancellation of the show is that we never got to find out if Derek really killed her or not. * ''TheSarahSilvermanProgram'': [[TheDanza Sarah Silverman]] takes this trope to sociopathic levels. Being a BlackComedy, it'd be hard to expect anything less.
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* ''TheRickyGervaisShow'' ''Series/TheRickyGervaisShow'' and ''Series/AnIdiotAbroad'': In both these shows, Ricky can come off as a huge jerkass to [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Karl Pilkington]]. In the former, he reacts to Karl's admittedly dumb statements by screaming at the top of his lungs about how much of an idiot Karl is. In the later, he blatantly admits to delighting in making Karl miserable by forcing him to do painful things or stay in [[HellHotel sub-standard hotels]], at one point ordering Karl to stay the night in a cave because he disagreed with a metaphor about the ruins of Petra (fortunately, [[TooKinkyToTorture Karl ended up liking it]]). * ''TheSarahConnorChronicles'': ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'': Jesse Flores. Resistance fighter from the future who came back pretty much solely to wreck John Connor's life. With a seemingly counter-productive desire to destroy the only thing protecting the savior of the human race, she brought a sidekick {{Scrappy}} of her own to seduce John Connor, and then promptly disposed of said girlfriend as part of her scheme. What's potentially even more disappointing than Fox's cancellation of the show is that we never got to find out if Derek really killed her or not. * ''TheSarahSilvermanProgram'': ''Series/TheSarahSilvermanProgram'': [[TheDanza Sarah Silverman]] takes this trope to sociopathic levels. Being a BlackComedy, it'd be hard to expect anything less.

* ''{{Soap}}'': The ventriloquist Chuck seemed like a sweet mild-mannered guy, but his dummy alter-ego Bob was a massive flaming jerkass to everyone in sight. To the point where Benson achieved a CrowningMomentOfAwesome by throwing Bob out the window. Hilariously, Bob's victims almost always took out their rage on ''Bob,'' the dummy, and left Chuck alone. (And it's a testament to Jay Johnson's ventriloquism talents that you could find yourself totally ''going along with that'' until FridgeLogic kicked in.) Elaine was also a supreme Jerkass, which led to another CrowningMomentOfAwesome when Mary threw a pie in her face at dinner. Then Elaine opened up to Danny about her dysfunctional upbringing and started to turn things around [[spoiler: -- only to wind up getting killed]].
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* ''{{Soap}}'': ''Series/{{Soap}}'': The ventriloquist Chuck seemed like a sweet mild-mannered guy, but his dummy alter-ego Bob was a massive flaming jerkass to everyone in sight. To the point where Benson achieved a CrowningMomentOfAwesome by throwing Bob out the window. Hilariously, Bob's victims almost always took out their rage on ''Bob,'' the dummy, and left Chuck alone. (And it's a testament to Jay Johnson's ventriloquism talents that you could find yourself totally ''going along with that'' until FridgeLogic kicked in.) Elaine was also a supreme Jerkass, which led to another CrowningMomentOfAwesome when Mary threw a pie in her face at dinner. Then Elaine opened up to Danny about her dysfunctional upbringing and started to turn things around [[spoiler: -- only to wind up getting killed]].

* ''TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody'': Zack Martin could be this. Not only is he disobedient and lazy, he has, more than once, been responsible for the titular pair's problems. He once locked Cody (who was wearing only a towel) out of the hotel room, was told not to do it again under pain of grounding by his mother, ''did it again'', then acted surprised when she grounded him. He also once worked a job with Arwin, and spent most of the time goofing off at the store where Cody was working. He once did this even ''after'' Arwin told him to put a filter on the pool to keep all the junk from going into the pool, got a paper cut and left for hours. By the time he got back, it was too late. ''The Suite Life On Deck'' also has shades of this, as he and Cody now have part-time jobs on the ship because he used up all of their student money buying things for girls. He even stole Cody's, insisting that he "left it lying around" when it was in Cody's wallet under his pillow, guarded by his teddy bear.
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* ''TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody'': ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody'': Zack Martin could be this. Not only is he disobedient and lazy, he has, more than once, been responsible for the titular pair's problems. He once locked Cody (who was wearing only a towel) out of the hotel room, was told not to do it again under pain of grounding by his mother, ''did it again'', then acted surprised when she grounded him. He also once worked a job with Arwin, and spent most of the time goofing off at the store where Cody was working. He once did this even ''after'' Arwin told him to put a filter on the pool to keep all the junk from going into the pool, got a paper cut and left for hours. By the time he got back, it was too late. ''The Suite Life On Deck'' also has shades of this, as he and Cody now have part-time jobs on the ship because he used up all of their student money buying things for girls. He even stole Cody's, insisting that he "left it lying around" when it was in Cody's wallet under his pillow, guarded by his teddy bear.

* ''{{Taxi}}'': Louie De Palma.
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* ''{{Taxi}}'': ''Series/{{Taxi}}'': Louie De Palma.

* ''That70sShow'': Laurie, Eric Forman's sister. She obviously gets it from their father Red Forman, who is usually a real jerk to Eric and Kitty.
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* ''That70sShow'': ''Series/That70sShow'': Laurie, Eric Forman's sister. She obviously gets it from their father Red Forman, who is usually a real jerk to Eric and Kitty.

* ''TwoAndAHalfMen'':
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* ''TwoAndAHalfMen'':''Series/TwoAndAHalfMen'':

* ''{{Victorious}}'': Ryder Daniels from one episode. He has a reputation for using girls to get a good grade and then cruelly dump them. Even worse is that he dumps Tori midway through the episode just to make her try to get him back (though that was somewhat a JustifiedTrope by the fact that she was snooping through his phone at Trina's advice), even though he had the intention of dropping her afterward. It's made clear that he [[LackOfEmpathy doesn't care about breaking others' hearts]].
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* ''{{Victorious}}'': ''Series/{{Victorious}}'': Ryder Daniels from one episode. He has a reputation for using girls to get a good grade and then cruelly dump them. Even worse is that he dumps Tori midway through the episode just to make her try to get him back (though that was somewhat a JustifiedTrope by the fact that she was snooping through his phone at Trina's advice), even though he had the intention of dropping her afterward. It's made clear that he [[LackOfEmpathy doesn't care about breaking others' hearts]].

* ''WhoWantsToBeASuperhero'': Mindset from the second US season. Aside from insulting Ms. Limelight, he deliberately failed a challenge out of refusal to spell words with the extra "bee" word, getting his teammates stung by bees in the process. According to Mindset, at least in the second case, he was refusing to play by Bee Sting's twisted rules and banking on that being the secret challenge of the day. (On this show, stranger things have happened.) Except it turns out it wasn't, and he was reprimanded for putting himself above his teammates, who had no say in his choice even though it affected all of them, and they were understandably not pleased. The Iron/Dark Enforcer from the first season also counts.
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* ''WhoWantsToBeASuperhero'': ''Series/WhoWantsToBeASuperhero'': Mindset from the second US season. Aside from insulting Ms. Limelight, he deliberately failed a challenge out of refusal to spell words with the extra "bee" word, getting his teammates stung by bees in the process. According to Mindset, at least in the second case, he was refusing to play by Bee Sting's twisted rules and banking on that being the secret challenge of the day. (On this show, stranger things have happened.) Except it turns out it wasn't, and he was reprimanded for putting himself above his teammates, who had no say in his choice even though it affected all of them, and they were understandably not pleased. The Iron/Dark Enforcer from the first season also counts.

* ''TheYoungOnes'' was focused around a house of students who all but despised each other:
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* ''TheYoungOnes'' ''Series/TheYoungOnes'' was focused around a house of students who all but despised each other:
12th Sep '15 11:34:19 PM nombretomado
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* ''NightCourt'': Dan Fielding. * ''NoahsArc'': Ricky is this at times, particularly when putting his consorts before his friends. One particularly notable example is when his friend Chance is lost in a dangerous neighborhood at night and calls Ricky to pick him up. Ricky says yes, but then immediately forgets about it when distracted by a stripper (who he consequently has sex with). The really Jerkass part though is that when Chance confronts him about it, Ricky laughs the whole thing off as a joke. * ''TheOffice'': Chris Finch from the UK version. But his jerk-assedness sets up a CrowningMomentOfAwesome for [[UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist David Brent]] in the final episode, when Brent finally tells "best friend" Finch [[PrecisionFStrike what he can do.]] WordOfGod has it that he was created so that Brent wouldn't seem like quite so much of a tosser in comparison. The American version of Chris Finch is Todd Packer. They're both obnoxious, over-sexualized, condescending sales reps.
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* ''NightCourt'': ''Series/NightCourt'': Dan Fielding. * ''NoahsArc'': ''Series/NoahsArc'': Ricky is this at times, particularly when putting his consorts before his friends. One particularly notable example is when his friend Chance is lost in a dangerous neighborhood at night and calls Ricky to pick him up. Ricky says yes, but then immediately forgets about it when distracted by a stripper (who he consequently has sex with). The really Jerkass part though is that when Chance confronts him about it, Ricky laughs the whole thing off as a joke. * ''TheOffice'': ''Series/TheOfficeUK'': Chris Finch from the UK version.Finch. But his jerk-assedness sets up a CrowningMomentOfAwesome for [[UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist David Brent]] in the final episode, when Brent finally tells "best friend" Finch [[PrecisionFStrike what he can do.]] WordOfGod has it that he was created so that Brent wouldn't seem like quite so much of a tosser in comparison. The American version of Chris Finch is Todd Packer. They're both obnoxious, over-sexualized, condescending sales reps.
6th Sep '15 10:43:42 AM nombretomado
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* ''{{NCIS}}'': Tony. He's consistently rude and disrespectful to his colleagues, his superiors, other law enforcement agencies, and even the friends and families of the victims. However, that's more of a JerkassFacade than anything else. Gibbs himself counts to an extent. Regardless of personal problems, he comes off as very abrasive and cold towards others. Though this could be a case of JerkWithAHeartOfGold, as he is also a venerable and respected JerkassWoobie.
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* ''{{NCIS}}'': ''Series/{{NCIS}}'': Tony. He's consistently rude and disrespectful to his colleagues, his superiors, other law enforcement agencies, and even the friends and families of the victims. However, that's more of a JerkassFacade than anything else. Gibbs himself counts to an extent. Regardless of personal problems, he comes off as very abrasive and cold towards others. Though this could be a case of JerkWithAHeartOfGold, as he is also a venerable and respected JerkassWoobie.

* ''NewsRadio'': Bill [=McNeal=]. He almost always gets away with it, and most of the other main characters let him walk all over them (especially Dave, his boss).
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* ''NewsRadio'': ''Series/NewsRadio'': Bill [=McNeal=]. He almost always gets away with it, and most of the other main characters let him walk all over them (especially Dave, his boss).
25th Jul '15 8:25:38 PM Ptorquemada
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** Latka's alter ego Vic Ferrari managed to make ''Louie'' look good. Latka's actor [[Creator/AndyKaufman Kaufman]] himself, in ''his'' alter ego of Tony Clifton, was such a jerk that "Clifton" was fired and thrown off the set (Kaufman showed up for the next episode as if nothing had happened, since he consistently behaved as if "Tony Clifton" was a separate person).

** Hyde is also prone to being one at times. * ''Series/TheThickOfIt'': Malcolm Tucker, [[SirSwearsALot obviously]]. However, everyone else have their moments, because they were in no way better than him.
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** Really, pretty much everyone on the show is a jerk at times. Red is insanely strict (to everyone ''except'' Laurie; a couple of episodes implied that he's just given up on her), Kitty is a borderline alcoholic, Jackie and Kelso are narcissistic and shallow, Hyde is also prone antisocial and mean even to being one at times. his friends (with some justification, since there's nothing "borderline" aout ''his'' mother's alcoholism), Donna is often petty... about the only characters who are (almost) never jerks are CloudCuckoolander Fez and Donna's father Bob who is mostly just stupid. * ''Series/TheThickOfIt'': Malcolm Tucker, [[SirSwearsALot obviously]]. However, everyone else have their moments, because they tDhey were in no way better than him.
30th Jun '15 10:17:39 AM nombretomado
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* ''Series/StargateUniverse'': Ups the ante on Atlantis by having an entire cast composed of extreme jerkasses, with only one or two exceptions. But then it is pretty much [[XmeetsY Battlestargate]] [[Series/BattlestarGalacticaReimagined Galactiverse]] (with the worst qualities of both). They do get better though, when Rush and Young come to an agreement and when Rush [[spoiler: sits in the Ancient chair and sees his wife die again.]] They all have moments, but in general the characters, except for Telford, have escaped from this trope. Telford may be stepping away from {{Jerkass}} territory, now that [[spoiler: he's no longer under the brainwashing influence of the Lucian Alliance]].
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* ''Series/StargateUniverse'': Ups the ante on Atlantis by having an entire cast composed of extreme jerkasses, with only one or two exceptions. But then it is pretty much [[XmeetsY Battlestargate]] [[Series/BattlestarGalacticaReimagined [[Series/BattlestarGalactica2003 Galactiverse]] (with the worst qualities of both). They do get better though, when Rush and Young come to an agreement and when Rush [[spoiler: sits in the Ancient chair and sees his wife die again.]] They all have moments, but in general the characters, except for Telford, have escaped from this trope. Telford may be stepping away from {{Jerkass}} territory, now that [[spoiler: he's no longer under the brainwashing influence of the Lucian Alliance]].
17th May '15 9:34:43 AM elijt
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* ''Series/FreshMeat'': "King" Ralph is only a recurring character, but is consistently absolutely vile towards the housemates, especially JP. [[PoliticallyIncorrectVillain Racist, sexist, chauvinistic, entitled, and occasionally violent]], he rarely seems to get what he deserves.
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* ''Series/FreshMeat'': "King" Ralph is only a recurring character, but is consistently absolutely vile towards the housemates, especially JP. [[PoliticallyIncorrectVillain Racist, sexist, chauvinistic, homophobic, entitled, and occasionally violent]], he rarely seems to get what he deserves.
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