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13th Feb '18 7:23:43 AM bitemytail
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* ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'':
** Al Bundy was constantly mocking neighbour Marcy D'Arcy for her [[ACupAngst flat chest]] and boyish figure, routinely made [[AnimalMotifs jokes comparing her to a chicken]] and hated her StrawFeminist beliefs. Marcy in turn constantly mocked Al for his hair loss, [[PerpetualPoverty miserable, low-end job]] and [[SpeedSex inability to satisfy his wife]], despised his HeManWomanHater tendencies and [[SpannerInTheWorks ruined more than one of his]] {{Get Rich Quick Scheme}}s.
** Al also had a deep loathing for Music/MichaelBolton.



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'': The ongoing and largely unexplained hatred of Zoidberg on Hermes' part. It was shown on subtle occasions that Zoidberg was something of an annoying leech to him, as well as his incompetent qualities that Hermes barely tolerates the rest of the team for. Add to that his sheer lack of backbone and he's the ideal stress ball for a traditional bullying employer. In one episode, Zoidberg claims Hermes is his best friend, as he is the only one who cares enough to insult him even when he doesn't have any reason to, as opposed to the others, who only insult him only when he does something wrong.
** Professor Farnsworth's rival "Wernstrom!" and smug "young" former understudy who swore revenge for [[DisproportionateRetribution ranking one of his studies an A minus.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'': ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'':
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The ongoing and largely unexplained hatred of Zoidberg on Hermes' part. It was shown on subtle occasions that Zoidberg was something of an annoying leech to him, as well as his incompetent qualities that Hermes barely tolerates the rest of the team for. Add to that his sheer lack of backbone and he's the ideal stress ball for a traditional bullying employer. In one episode, Zoidberg claims Hermes is his best friend, as he is the only one who cares enough to insult him even when he doesn't have any reason to, as opposed to the others, who only insult him only when he does something wrong.
** Professor Farnsworth's rival "Wernstrom!" and smug "young" former understudy who swore revenge for [[DisproportionateRetribution ranking one of his studies pop-quizes an A minus.minus (for bad handwriting).]]
7th Feb '18 10:37:43 PM jormis29
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* On ''Jimmy Kimmel Live'', Jimmy has Creator/MattDamon as his nemesis.

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* On ''Jimmy Kimmel Live'', ''Series/JimmyKimmelLive'', Jimmy has Creator/MattDamon as his nemesis.
26th Jan '18 8:12:26 AM valar55
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Note that these aren't necessarily unique to sitcoms, and other stories including more comedic action stories can have a character who fills this role, sometimes even if there is a character who fulfils the role of an actual ArchEnemy. In the more lighthearted action shows, particularly in certain cartoons and kid shows, sometimes the actual ArchEnemy will act like a Sitcom arch-nemesis when the story or comedy demands it, alternating between trying to murder the main character(s) and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking trying to wreck their birthday party the next]].

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Note that these aren't necessarily unique to sitcoms, and other stories including more comedic action stories can have a character who fills this role, sometimes even if there is a character who fulfils the role of an actual ArchEnemy. In the more lighthearted action shows, particularly in certain cartoons and kid shows, sometimes the actual ArchEnemy will act like a Sitcom arch-nemesis Arch-Nemesis when the story or comedy demands it, alternating between trying to murder the main character(s) and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking trying to wreck their birthday party the next]].
21st Jan '18 5:37:46 PM nombretomado
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* On ''Series/{{Eureka}}'', Fargo has two: Larry in the early seasons, who wants his job, and [[WilWheaton Dr. Parrish]] in the later seasons, who's in a LoveTriangle with him.

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* On ''Series/{{Eureka}}'', Fargo has two: Larry in the early seasons, who wants his job, and [[WilWheaton [[Creator/WilWheaton Dr. Parrish]] in the later seasons, who's in a LoveTriangle with him.
18th Jan '18 12:33:35 PM eroock
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14th Jan '18 3:16:28 AM Yozzy
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* VideoGame/{{Tyranny}} has a darker, but still humorous take on this.
** [[{{Lunacy}} Eb]] and [[CoolOldGuy Lantry]], though mostly on Eb's part. She hates Lantry because she's a [[MakingASplash Tidecaster]], and he's one of [[ProudScholarRaceGuy the Sages]], a rival school of magic, though one with a well-earned reputation for dishonesty and [[GottaHaveItGonnaStealIt stealing secrets]]. She would happily kill him, but for the fact that she would be killed in turn, [[FateWorseThanDeath at best]]. As it stands, they like to rib each other when they have the chance, though it's certainly not good natured.
** To a lesser extent, Eb and [[TheBigGuy Barik]]. They have good reasons for disliking each other, but there's a pretty transparent element of UST between them. It's not big enough of a plot point for anything to come of it other than a few humorous lines of dialogue.
9th Jan '18 5:50:13 PM LightInfinity
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'''Tein:''' ''(smirking)'' [[CallBack Ki-ko]]-how ya doin'?\\

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'''Tein:''' '''Tien:''' ''(smirking)'' [[CallBack Ki-ko]]-how Kiko]]-how ya doin'?\\
19th Dec '17 8:36:22 PM Loekman3
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* While he starts out as an {{Archenemy}} in DragonballZ, and later views him as a TheRival, by DragonballSuper Goku has become something of a SitcomArchNemesis to Vegeta, with him being obsessed (sometimes to a comical degree) with proving he's better than Goku (not only at fighting, but at anything they happen to be doing). Implying that Goku is better than Vegeta at anything is his BerserkButton.

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* While he starts out as an {{Archenemy}} in DragonballZ, ''Anime/DragonballZ'', and later views him as a TheRival, by DragonballSuper ''Anime/DragonballSuper'' Goku has become something of a SitcomArchNemesis to Vegeta, with him being obsessed (sometimes to a comical degree) with proving he's better than Goku (not only at fighting, but at anything they happen to be doing). Implying that Goku is better than Vegeta at anything is his BerserkButton.
15th Dec '17 9:53:08 PM 64SuperNintendo
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** There is also the rivalry between Prof. Duncan & Senor Chang [[spoiler: which they eventually settled through MutuallyAssuredDestruction.]]

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** There is also the rivalry between Prof. Duncan & and Senor Chang [[spoiler: which they eventually settled through MutuallyAssuredDestruction.]]
11th Dec '17 7:34:02 AM ashlay
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