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Characters: Happy Endings

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Alex Kerkovich

Played By: Elisha Cuthbert
I'm not as dumb as I am.

Jane's ditzy younger sister and the youngest (and most clueless) member of the group. She was once engaged to Dave but abandoned him at the altar but as of season 3 they start dating again. But then, they break up again at the end of that season..

Jane Kerkovich-Williams

Played By: Eliza Coupe
You lightly bite one security guard and they act like you're a criminal!

Brad's wife and Alex's older sister. She was something of an irresponsible party girl in her college days, but matured into a competitive, driven, career-minded perfectionist.

  • Bi the Way: As Brad found out when Jane's ex-girlfriend comes to town.
  • Comedic Sociopathy
  • Competition Freak: Demonstrated in 'She Got Game Night' and 'Deuce Babylove 2: Electric Babydeuce.' After she and Brad defeat Max and Alex in a tennis match, she takes Alex's racket and begins to smash it agains the court, saying 'You don't deserve this!'
  • Control Freak
    • Crazy-Prepared: Part of the side effects of being a Control Freak, and shown to what extremes it is possible in "The Kerkovich Way." This becomes a Berserk Button in "Un-sabotageable", Max says at times she's woefully unprepared. Jane responds by decking him.
  • Determinator
  • Former Teen Rebel
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble: Choleric (shares this with Alex)
  • Freudian Excuse: A lot of her present day and past actions were seemingly motivated by an attempt to match or outshine her older sister who, when she's around, turns Jane into Alex.
  • Guile Hero: When she's using her powers for good.
  • Happily Married: To Brad.
  • Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: she wears the pants in the relationship.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Though all the women (and men, for that matter) on the show are rather attractive, Jane most fits this trope, from constantly baring her legs to being unabashed in her sexual desire for her husband, to the completely naked (though censored) scene she gets in the Season 3 opener.
  • Sensual Slav: The Serbian heritage is played up much more with her, even though it’s Alex who still has the maiden name.
  • She's Got Legs: Lamphshaded, both Max and Alex (when she's carrying the Smart Ball for an episode) note that Jane almost never wears long pants so she can invoke this trope and get outside validation, which she says she needs a lot of.
  • Significant Birthdate: Christmas.
  • The Smart Guy: together with her husband Brad.
  • Stealth Hi/Bye: She's ridiculously good at those.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: With Alex.
  • Token Evil Teammate: The show casts her in lovable villain mode a surprising number of times.
  • We Want Our Jerk Back: one episode had her mellow down significantly, much to the eventual chagrin of her friends who found her new personality too lackadaisical.
  • Where Da White Women At?: Apparently Brad's not the only black guy Jane's dated.
    Jane: Why are you having private messages with Megan? What are you writing that I can't read?
    Brad: I am writing "none of your business." I don't ask what you're writing to Jamal, or Malik, or Ladwinian!

Dave Rose

Played By: Zachary Knighton
Champaigne for my real friends, real pain for my sham friends.

Alex's melancholic ex-fiance who as of season 3 start dating again, who quits his boring office job to start a food truck business. Tries to be "the cool guy" of the gang but usually fails.

Max Blum A.K.A. Joseph Reynolds

Played By: Adam Pally
Wow, a 90s hippie jam band. You know what I'd rather listen to? Myself being shot in the face.

Brad and Dave's friend since college: lackadaisical, sarcastic, gay and perpetually unemployed.

Brad Williams:

Played By: Damon Wayans, Jr.
All about me, what time is it? Sex o'clock!

Jane's easygoing (and somewhat effeminate) husband who has a Those Two Guys vibe with Max.

Penny Hartz

Played By: Casey Wilson

A friend of Alex, Jane and Dave since childhood, as well as Max's ex-girlfriend (he refers to it as his "first gay relationship"). She's constantly on the prowl for the right guy but tends to scare potential suitors away with her slightly manic personality.

Secondary Characters


Played by: Stephen Guarino

The gang's "offensively stereotypical gay" friend.


Played by: Seth Morris

A friend of Max's who is weird and psychotic but it occasionally called upon for various favors.

Dana Hartz

Played by: Megan Mullaly

Penny's upbeat, creative mother. She has been thrice divorced and is a travelling lounge singer.

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