History Jerkass / LiveActionTV

9th Feb '17 3:00:39 AM annette12
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* ''Series/That70sShow'': Pretty much everyone on the show is a jerk at times. Laurie, Eric Forman's sister. She obviously gets it from their father Red Forman who 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 antisocial and mean even to 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.

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* ''Series/That70sShow'': Pretty much everyone on the show is a jerk at times. Laurie, Eric Forman's sister. times but Laurie takes it to an art form. She obviously gets it from their her father Red Forman who is insanely strict (to everyone ''except'' Laurie; a couple of episodes implied that he's just given up on her), her). Kitty is a borderline alcoholic, Jackie and Kelso are narcissistic and shallow, Hyde is antisocial and mean even to 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.
9th Feb '17 2:57:56 AM annette12
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* ''Series/EverybodyLovesRaymond'': All five of the main characters in their own ways, but Debra most definitely. She insults, belittles and sometimes even uses physical violence against Ray all the time and rarely ever gets any comeuppance for it (except occasionally from [[{{DesignatedVillain}} Marie]]...a character whose opinions the audience is usually expected to ignore or not take seriously), and instead gets treated like a martyr by the show. There's definitely a double standard at play, since if Ray did these things to Debra, it clearly would not fly. Ray is imperfect, but his mistakes usually boil down to his being an innocent goofball, while Debra tends to do things more out of malice.
** Robert often gets so crazily jealous of Ray that he actually rejoices when Ray faces setbacks. In one episode it's revealed that if he's having a bad day, he occasionally ''prays for Ray to have an even worse day.''

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* ''Series/EverybodyLovesRaymond'': All five of the main characters in their own ways, but ways.
** Ray, a whiny, lazy ManChild who constantly lies to get out of sticky situations.
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Debra most definitely. She insults, is a shrieking, long suffering verbally abusive housewife.
** Robert is selfish and often cruel with only a FreudianExcuse to back him up.
** Marie is a ManipulativeBitch who uses guilt, food, and her old age to get everyone to do whatever she wants, effectively making her the "Queen" of the Barone family, and could arguably be considered the root of every conflict of the show, because of how she raised her two sons, and how she treats her daughter-in-law.
** Frank is a loud and rude GrumpyOldMan, who constantly
belittles everyone in the family, and sometimes even uses physical violence against Ray all the time and rarely ever gets any comeuppance for it (except occasionally from [[{{DesignatedVillain}} Marie]]...a character whose opinions the audience is usually expected to ignore or not take seriously), and instead gets treated like a martyr by the show. There's definitely a double standard at play, since if Ray did these things to Debra, it clearly would not fly. Ray is imperfect, but treats his mistakes usually boil down wife analogous to his being an innocent goofball, while Debra tends to do things more out of malice.
** Robert often gets so crazily jealous of Ray that he actually rejoices when Ray faces setbacks. In one episode it's revealed that if he's having
a bad day, he occasionally ''prays for Ray to have an even worse day.''slave.



* ''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.
** 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 antisocial and mean even to 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.

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* ''Series/That70sShow'': Pretty much everyone on the show is a jerk at times. Laurie, Eric Forman's sister. She obviously gets it from their father Red Forman, Forman who is usually a real jerk to Eric and Kitty.
** 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 antisocial and mean even to 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.
3rd Jan '17 8:16:54 PM Fireblood
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* ''Series/Conviction2016'': Hayes introduces herself to her new staff by openly admitting that she expects them to do all the hard work for her, and repeatedly debates whether or not Sam Spencer is a moron ''while he's standing right there''. [[CharacterDevelopment Over time]] she gets more involved and nicer to people.
27th Dec '16 4:01:04 PM nombretomado
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* ''Series/LifeOnMars2006'': Ray Carling. At times, he exists purely to make Gene Hunt appear likeable in comparison. This applies both Dean Andrew's portrayal on the BBC version and Michael Imperioli's portrayal in the [[Series/LifeOnMars2008 U.S. version]]. He was softened in ''AshesToAshes''. He was portrayed as a JerkWithAHeartOfGold and dangerously closed to JerkassWoobie. It's hard to tell if that's CharacterDevelopment or BadassDecay.

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* ''Series/LifeOnMars2006'': Ray Carling. At times, he exists purely to make Gene Hunt appear likeable in comparison. This applies both Dean Andrew's portrayal on the BBC version and Michael Imperioli's portrayal in the [[Series/LifeOnMars2008 U.S. version]]. He was softened in ''AshesToAshes''.''Series/AshesToAshes''. He was portrayed as a JerkWithAHeartOfGold and dangerously closed to JerkassWoobie. It's hard to tell if that's CharacterDevelopment or BadassDecay.
17th Sep '16 5:50:46 AM Furienna
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** [[EspeciallyZoidberg Especially Alan]].
9th Sep '16 5:35:42 AM annette12
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** Frankly, [[AlmightyJanitor The Janitor]] also qualifies, especially when J.D. is nearby him. Although he does also have a heart of gold. Even towards J.D. at times, while it might not show as often to him than to the other main characters. And it turns out that his attitude to J.D was sort of justified, because J.D lied to him in the first episode.

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** Frankly, [[AlmightyJanitor The Janitor]] also qualifies, especially when J.D. is nearby him. Although he does also have a heart of gold. Even towards J.D. at times, while it might not show as often to him than to the other main characters. And it turns He went out that of his attitude way to J.D was sort of justified, screw with JD and make his life miserable ''for eight years'' (sometimes with sadistic or even potentially fatal pranks) simply because J.D lied to him JD accidentally lodged a penny in the door in the first episode.
2nd Sep '16 5:54:18 PM annette12
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* ''Series/ICarly'': Nevel. Sam a lot of the time as part of her JerkSue character build, Carly and Freddie not so much.

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* ''Series/ICarly'': Nevel. Sam a lot of the time as part of her JerkSue character build, time, Carly and Freddie not so much.
25th Jul '16 5:30:06 AM pinkdalek
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*** Eleven has turned the Jerkass [[UpToEleven up to... well, 11]] (but in a good way). There are many instances in the new series but as some random examples - the way he introduces himself to Amy's fiancé.
** Steven starts out as a bit of one in "The Time Meddler" due to his hot temper and [[NoSocialSkills his social skills being severely damaged]] by a [[PeopleZoo long period of imprisonment and isolation]]. He tends to [[MaliciousMisnaming semi-maliciously forget the Doctor hates being called 'Doc']], pick fights with people in normal conversation, and physically attacks a passer-by to get information off them instead of just asking like a reasonable person.

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*** Eleven has turned the Jerkass [[UpToEleven up to... well, 11]] (but in a good way). There are many instances in the new series but as some random examples - the way he introduces himself to Amy's fiancé.
** First Doctor companion Steven Taylor starts out as a bit of one in "The Time Meddler" due to his hot temper and [[NoSocialSkills his social skills being severely damaged]] by a [[PeopleZoo long period of imprisonment and isolation]]. He tends to [[MaliciousMisnaming semi-maliciously forget the Doctor hates being called 'Doc']], pick fights with people in normal conversation, and physically attacks a passer-by to get information off them instead of just asking like a reasonable person.person (which Vicki calls him out on).
** [[DysfunctionJunction Every]] crew member in "The Robots of Death" is a jerk, but Borg is the most pointlessly nasty and spiteful. His EstablishingCharacterMoment is describing a freak accident where a robot masseuse pulled off a man's arm, to a man having his arm massaged by a robot. He constantly interrupts other characters when they try and talk, makes (empty) death threats to his coworkers in order to control them, and then when called on it immediately backtracks and protests that he's done nothing wrong. He slaps Jelly Babies out of the Doctor's hand, and starts choking him in response to a sarcastic joke the Doctor makes at his expense. At one point he becomes affronted that people are accusing him of murdering his friends, causing Zilda to retort, "you don't have any friends!"
5th Apr '16 6:50:28 AM Larkmarn
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* ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'': Much of the humor is derived from all the characters being complete self-interested jerks who have zero CharacterDevelopment over the course of the series.
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