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Four Temperament Ensemble: Live-Action TV
  • 2 Broke Girls: Caroline and Sophie (sanguine), Oleg (choleric), Max (melancholic), Han and Earl (phlegmatic).
  • 30 Rock: Liz (melancholic), Tracy, Jenna, and Frank (choleric), Kenneth (sanguine), Pete (leukine), and Jack (phlegmatic).
  • 3rd Rock from the Sun: The Solomon combo ensemble — Dick Solomon (choleric/sanguine), Sally (melancholic/choleric), Tommy (phlegmatic/melancholic), and Harry (sanguine/phlegmatic).
    • Other characters: Mary Allbright (melancholic), Nina (choleric), Don Orville (phlegmatic), and Mrs. Dubcek (sanguine).
  • The A-Team: Hannibal (melancholic), B.A. (choleric), Face (phlegmatic), and Murdock (sanguine).
  • All in the Family: Archie (melancholic), Edith (phlegmatic), Mike (sanguine/choleric), Gloria (choleric).
  • Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet: The Nelson family: Ozzie (choleric), Harriet (sanguine), David (phlegmatic), and Ricky (melancholic).
  • The Adventures of Superman: Clark Kent aka Superman (phlegmatic), Lois Lane (choleric), Jimmy Olsen (sanguine), Perry White (melancholic), Inspector Henderson (leukine).
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Coulson (phlegmatic), Ward (choleric), May and Fitz (melancholic), Skye and Simmons (sanguine).
  • America's Next Top Model: Tyra Banks (choleric), Nigel Barker (leukine), J. Alexander (sanguine), and Jay Manuel (phlegmatic).
  • The Andy Griffith Show: Opie Taylor and Clara Edwards (leukine), Briscoe Darling and Warren Ferguson (choleric), Otis Campbell and Ellie Walker (melancholic), Floyd and Thelma Lou (phlegmatic), and Gomer Pyle, Goober Pyle, and Charlene Darling (sanguine).
    • Combo Ensemble: Andy Taylor (phlegmatic/sanguine), Barney Fife (sanguine/choleric), Ernest T. Bass (choleric/sanguine), Helen Crump (choleric/melancholic), and Aunt Bee Taylor and Howard Sprague (melancholic/phlegmatic).
  • Although Angel had a constantly rotating cast throughout it's run, combine all the main characters the show had, and it fits pretty well:
    • Sanguine: Doyle, Lorne, and Harmony
    • Choleric: Cordelia, Gunn, and Spike (at least when he has a soul)
    • Melancholic: Angel himself (oh so very much), Wesley, and Illryia
    • Phlegmatic: Fred
    • Choleric/melancholic: Connor
    • Angelus was choleric, at least as a part of The Whirlwind. Spike was Sanguine. Drusilla was phlegmatic and Darla was Melancholic.
  • Are You Afraid of the Dark?: The Midnight Society:
    • Sanguine: Betty Ann and Tucker
    • Choleric: Frank and Kiki (and how!)
    • Melancholic: Kristen, David, and Eric
    • Phlegmatic: Gary, Samantha, and Stig
  • Arrow:
    • Choleric: Oliver Queen, Slade Wilson, Malcolm Merlyn
    • Sanguine: Thea Queen
    • Melancholic: Laurel Lance, John Diggle
    • Phlegmatic: Felicity Smoak, Sara Lance
    • Leukine: Tommy Merlyn, Moira Queen, Shado
    • Choleric/melancholic: Quentin Lance, Roy Harper
    • Choleric/sanguine: Walter Steel
  • The children of George and Lucille Bluth on Arrested Development fit this pretty well: Michael (choleric), Buster (melancholic), GOB (phlegmatic), and Lindsay (sanguine).
  • Austin & Ally: Austin (sanguine), Ally (melancholic), Trish (choleric), and Dez (phlegmatic).
  • Better Off Ted: Ted (leukine), Veronica (choleric), Linda (melancholic), Phil (sanguine), and Lem (phlegmatic).
  • Beverly Hills 90210 has for the guys: Steve (sanguine), Dylan (choleric), Brandon (melancholic), and David (phlegmatic).
    • Of the girls: Donna (sanguine), Andrea (choleric), Kelly (melancholic), and Brenda (phlegmatic).
    • In the Sequel Series, there is the girls: Adrianna (sanguine), Naomi (choleric), Silver (melancholic), and Annie (phlegmatic).
    • And three of the guys: Liam (choleric), Dixon (melancholic), and Navid (phlegmatic).
  • The Big Bang Theory:
    • Leonard (phlegmatic), Sheldon (choleric, only without the charisma), Howard (sanguine), and Raj (melancholic).
    • Among the women: Penny (choleric), Bernadette (sanguine), and Amy (leukine).
  • The four different versions of Blackadder correspond to the four temperaments:
    • Sanguine: Prince Edmund (the sniveling, squeaking idiot).
    • Choleric: Mr. Blackadder (the ruthless, often murderous butler).
    • Melancholic: Captain Blackadder (the embittered, worn-out and intelligent soldier).
    • Phlegmatic: Lord Blackadder (the suave, calm aristocrat).
  • The Bletchley Circle: Susan (sanguine), Jean (choleric), Millie (melancholic), and Lucy (phlegmatic).
  • Bonanza: Ben (choleric), Adam (melancholic, "Candy" and Jamie also fit as this), Hoss (phlegmatic), and Little Joe (sanguine).
  • The main characters of Bones fit this fairly well: Brennan and Cam (melancholic), Booth (choleric/sanguine), Zack (phlegmatic), Hodgins (sanguine/phlegmatic), Angela (sanguine), and Dr. Sweets (leukine).
  • On Boy Meets World, the four main characters generally fit this schema, though it took them a couple of seasons to get there: Eric (sanguine, and how!), Shawn (choleric), Topanga (phlegmatic), and Cory (melancholic). Early on, Topanga was sanguine, Cory was melancholic, and Eric was phlegmatic.
    • The teachers: George Feeny (melancholic), Jonathan Turner (phlegmatic), and Eli Williams (sanguine).
    • The gang of bullies (counting both leader and temporary replacement): Harley Keiner (choleric), Frankie Stecchino (melancholic), Joey Epstein (sanguine), and Griff Hawkins (phlegmatic).
    • Other characters: Morgan and Angela (choleric), Rachel (melancholic), Amy Matthews, Minkus, and Jack (phlegmatic), and Alan Matthews (leukine).
    • Girl Meets World: Riley (melancholic), Maya (choleric), Lucas (phlegmatic), and Farkle (sanguine).
  • The Brady Bunch:
    • Adults: Mike Brady (phlegmatic), Carol Brady (melancholic), Alice Nelson and Oliver (leukine), and Sam (sanguine).
    • The sons of Mike and Carol: Greg (choleric), Peter (phlegmatic), and Bobby (sanguine).
    • The daughters of Mike and Carol: Marcia (sanguine/choleric), Jan (melancholic), and Cindy (sanguine).
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer has an alternate personality division:
    • The characters can also be divided up quite well according to the standard intepretation: Xander (sanguine), Buffy (choleric), Willow (melancholic), and Giles (phlegmatic).
      • Giles could also be considered melancholic, as could Oz.
    • In season two, the core group of teens could be divided this way: Buffy (choleric), Willow (melancholic), Xander (sanguine), and Oz (phlegmatic).
    • Willow could also be considered more phlegmatic in both versions.
    • Angelus' old gang could be divvied up this way. Angelus (choleric), Spike / William the Bloody (sanguine), Darla leaning towards the melancholic and Drusilla taking up phlegmatic.
    • Also, the four Big Bads limited to their own season: The Master (choleric), Mayor Richard Wilkins (melancholic), Adam (phlegmatic), and Glory (sanguine).
  • Burn Notice: Jessie (choleric), Michael (melancholic), Sam (phlegmatic), and Fiona (sanguine).
  • Castle: Castle (sanguine), Beckett (melancholic), Esposito (phlegmatic), Ryan (phlegmatic/sanguine), Montgomery (leukine), and his replacement Gates (choleric).
  • The original Charlie's Angels series: Although the cast has gone through drastic changes, the replacement characters still fit their respective temperaments for the most part despite their personality differences. Sabrina/Tiffany/Julie (choleric), Jill/Kris (sanguine), Kelly (melancholic), and Bosley (just about as phlegmatic as they come).
  • Charmed: Although Prue and Paige never appeared together, the charmed ones all qualify. Prue (melancholic), Piper (choleric), Pheobe (sanguine), and Paige (phlegmatic).
    • The rest of the main cast (some in which are limited to their own season): Andy (fits into leukine as he appears to be the most balanced), Daryl (phlegmatic/melancholic), Leo (phlegmatic), Dan (choleric/melancholic), Jenny (sanguine/phlegmatic), Cole (choleric), Chris (melancholic), and Billie (choleric/sanguine).
  • Cheers: Sam (sanguine/choleric), Diane, Lilith, and Rebecca (melancholic), Carla and Frasier (choleric), Coach (phlegmatic/sanguine), Norm (phlegmatic), Cliff (leukine), and Woody (sanguine).
  • Chuck:
    • Team Bartowski after Morgan joins the team: Chuck (phlegmatic), Sarah (melancholic), Casey (choleric), and Morgan (sanguine).
    • The Nerd Herd: Chuck (the phlegmatic leader), Lester (choleric), Jeff (leukine), Anna (sanguine), and Skip (melancholic).
    • Sarah's old team the CAT Squad: Sarah (melancholic), Zandra (choleric), Carina (phlegmatic), and Amy (sanguine).
    • Other characters: Ellie (melancholic), Captain Awesome (sanguine), Big Mike (leukine), and General Beckman (choleric).
  • Community has more than one of each:
    • Sanguine: Shirley, Pierce, and Pelton (yep).
    • Choleric: Annie and Chang (when he has power, at least).
    • Melancholic: Britta and Abed.
    • Phlegmatic: Jeff and Troy.
  • Corner Gas: Oscar (choleric), Karen (melancholic), Lacey (phlegmatic), and Hank (sanguine).
    • Combo Ensemble: Emma (choleric/melancholic), Brent (melancholic/phlegmatic), Davis (phlegmatic/sanguine), and Wanda (sanguine/choleric).
  • The Crazy Ones: Simon (sanguine), Sydney (melancholic), Zach (choleric), Andrew (phlegmatic), and Lauren (leukine).
  • Criminal Minds:
  • Curb Your Enthusiasm: Larry (melancholic), Cheryl (sanguine), Jeff (phlegmatic), and Susie (choleric).
  • Dawson's Creek:
    • Sanguine: Pacey
    • Choleric: Joey
    • Melancholic: Dawson
    • Phlegmatic: Jen
  • Dead Like Me: Rube (choleric/melancholic), Mason (sanguine/choleric), Roxy (choleric), George (melancholic), Daisy (phlegmatic), and Betty (sanguine).
  • The Season 11/12 niners on Degrassi; Tristan (choleric), Maya (melancholic), Zig (phlegmatic), and Tori (sanguine).
  • Desperate Housewives: Gabrielle (choleric), Bree (melancholic), Lynette (phlegmatic), and Susan (sanguine).
    • The husbands qualify as: Carlos (choleric), Orson (melancholic), Tom (sanguine), and Mike (phlegmatic).
  • Doctor Who:
    • The Eleventh Doctor and his companions:
      • Sanguine: Amy
      • Choleric: River
      • Melancholic: The Doctor
      • Phlegmatic: Rory
    • The very first TARDIS team with the First Doctor and his companions:
      • Sanguine: Ian
      • Choleric: The Doctor
      • Melancholic: Barbara
      • Phlegmatic: Susan
  • Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman:
    • Sully family: Dr. Michaela Quinn-Sully (melancholic), Byron Sully (choleric), Matthew Cooper Quinn-Sully (melancholic/choleric), Colleen Cooper Quinn-Sully Cook (as played by Erika Flores: leukine; as played by Jessica Bowman: phlegmatic), Brian Cooper Quinn-Sully (sanguine)
    • Towns folks: Loren Bray (choleric), Jake Slicker (melancholic), Horace Bing (sanguine), Myra (melancholic), Hank Lawson (sanguine/choleric), Reverend Timothy Johnson (phlegmatic), Robert E (melancholic), Grace (choleric), Olive Davis (choleric), Dorothy Jennings (sanguine), Dr. Andrew Cook (phlegmatic/melancholic), Preston A. Lodge (sanguine/choleric), Daniel Simon (sanguine),Ingrid (melancholic), and Becky Bonner (sanguine)
  • Drake & Josh: Megan (choleric), Audrey (melancholic), Josh (phlegmatic - supine), Walter (sanguine), and Drake (sanguine/choleric).
  • Duck Dynasty
    • Parents: Phil (melancholic) and Kay (sanguine).
    • The sons of Phil and Kay: Alan (melancholic), Jase (sanguine), Willie (choleric), and Jep (phlegmatic).
    • The wives of the sons: Missy (choleric/melancholic), Korie (melancholic/phlegmatic), and Jessica (sanguine/phlegmatic).
    • Jase's family: Jase (sanguine), Missy (choleric), Reed (melancholic/phlegmatic), Cole (phlegmatic), and Mia (sanguine like her daddy).
    • Willie's family: Willie (choleric), Korie (melancholic), Rebecca (phlegmatic), John Luke (phlegmatic), Sadie (sanguine), Will (phlegmatic), and Bella (phlegmatic).
    • Other main characters: Uncle Si (sanguine), Godwin (sanguine/choleric), Martin (melancholic/phlegmatic), and Mountain Man (as phlegmatic as they come).
  • Everybody Loves Raymond: Barone family — Ray (phlegmatic/sanguine in the early seasons but mostly sanguine in the later seasons), Debra (sanguine/choleric), Michael (choleric), Geofrey (melancholic), Marie (choleric/melancholic), Robert (melancholic/phlegmatic), and Frank and Ally (leukine).
    • Ray's friends: Giani (laid-back but choleric), Cousin Gerard (melancholic), Kevin a.k.a. Doug (sanguine), and Andy (phlegmatic).
    • McDougal family: Hank (sanguine/phlegmatic), Amy (choleric/melancholic), Pat (phlegmatic/melancholic), and Peter (sanguine/choleric).
  • The Exes: Paul (melancholic), Stuart Gardner (phlegmatic), Holly Franklin (phlegmatic/sanguine), Eden (choleric), Phil Chase (choleric/sanguine), and Haskill Lutz (leukine).
  • Family Ties — for the Keatons it works, sort of: Parents: Steve (melancholic) and Elyse (sanguine)
    • Children: Alex (choleric), Mallory (melancholic), Jennifer (phlegmatic), and Andy (sanguine).
  • "Fashion Police": Joan (choleric), George (phlegmatic), Giuliana (sanguine) and Kelly (melancholic).
  • Father Ted: Combo Ensemble: Ted (sanguine/choleric), Jack (choleric/melancholic), Mrs. Doyle (melancholic/phlegmatic) and Dougal (phlegmatic/sanguine).
    • Other characters: Fathers Todd Unctious and Noel Furlong (both of them sanguine 1000%), Bishop Brennan (choleric), Father Stack (melancholic), and Father Stone (the ultimate phlegmatic).
  • Fawlty Towers: Basil (choleric), the perfectionist Sybil (melancholic), Manuel (sanguine), and Polly (phlegmatic/leukine).
  • Down in Fraggle Rock: Red (choleric), Boober (melancholic), Hippie Chick Mokey (phlegmatic), Unstated Leader Gobo (sanguine), and Wembley is what you get when you combine leukine with ADHD.
  • Frasier features the title character (choleric) as well as Daphne (leukine), Niles (melancholic as they come), Martin (phlegmatic), and Roz (sanguine).
  • The four main males on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air: Will (sanguine), Carlton (choleric), Uncle Phil (melancholic), and Geoffrey (phlegmatic).
    • The female side has three of these: Ashley (sanguine), Hilary (choleric), and Aunt Vivian (phlegmatic).
  • Friendly Hostility: Collin (choleric), Demon (melancholic), Derringer (phlegmatic), and Fox (sanguine).
  • In Friends: Ross (melancholic), Phoebe and Joey (sanguine, the former of the Cloudcuckoolander variety), Rachel and Chandler (phlegmatic), and Monica (so choleric).
  • The show Fringe: Peter (sanguine), Olivia (choleric), Walter (melancholic), and Astrid (phlegmatic).
  • Full House:
    • The adults: Becky (sanguine), Jesse (choleric), Danny (melancholic), Joey (phlegmatic).
    • The girls: Kimmy (sanguine), Stephanie (choleric), DJ (melancholic), Michelle (phlegmatic).
  • Get Smart: Max (sanguine), 99 (choleric), Chief (melancholic), Larabee (phlegmatic, with some sanguine tendencies).
  • The four men on Gilligan's Island: Gilligan (sanguine), The Skipper (choleric), the Professor (melancholic), and Mr. Howell (phlegmatic).
    • The three women as well: Mrs. Howell (choleric/melancholic), Ginger (sanguine), and Mary Ann (phlegmatic).
  • 'Glee'': Sue (choleric), Will (sanguine), Emma (melancholic) and Figgins (leukine).
    • Rachel and Quinn (choleric), Finn and Puck (sanguine), Kurt and Tina (melancholic) and Mercedes and Artie (phlegmatic).
    • Santana (choleric), Brittany (sanguine), Mike (melancholic) and Matt (possibly phlegmatic).
    • Marley (sanguine), Kitty (choleric), Jake (phlegmatic) and Ryder (melancholic).
  • The Golden Girls: Dorothy (choleric), Sophia (melancholic), Rose (phlegmatic), and Blanche (sanguine).
  • Good Luck Charlie: P.J. (phlegmatic), Teddy (melancholic), Bob (sanguine), Amy (choleric), Gabe (sanguine/choleric), and Charlie (leukine).
  • Gossip Girl: the girls. Serena (sanguine), Vanessa (choleric), Blair (melancholic), and Jenny (phlegmatic).
    • This arrangement also works: Serena (sanguine), Blair (melancholic), Chuck (choleric), and Dan (phlegmatic).
  • Green Acres: Oliver Wendell Douglas (choleric/melancholic) and Lisa Douglas (sanguine/phlegmatic)
    • Main recurring characters: Mr. Haney (sanguine/choleric), Hank Kimball (sanguine), Ralph Monroe (sanguine/choleric), Alf Monroe (melancholic/phlegmatic).
    • Other area farmers and their wives:Eb Dawson (sanguine), Fred Ziffel (melancholic/choleric), Doris Ziffel (sanguine/choleric), Newt Kiley (phlegmatic),
    • Recurring * Series/Petticoat Junction characters: Sam Drucker (melancholic), Uncle Joe Carson (leukine), Kate Bradley (sanguine/choleric), Billie Jo Bradley (sanguine), Bobbie Jo Bradley (melancholic), Betty Jo Bradley (phlegmatic), Floyd Smoot (sanguine/phlegmatic), Charley Pratt (melancholic/choleric),
    • Other: Lori Baker (little girl who stayed with the Douglases in season 6: phlegmatic) and Eunice Douglas (choleric)
  • Hannah Montana:
    • Main Characters: Miley (melancholic, despite being Hannah), Oliver (phlegmatic), Jackson and Lilly (sanguine), Rico (choleric), and Robbie Ray (leukine).
    • Other Characters: Roxy (choleric), Jake (sanguine), most any girl Jackson dates (melancholic), and Jesse (phlegmatic).
  • Happy Days:
    • The main young men: Richie Cunningham (melancholic), Arthur Fonzerelli (choleric), Potsie Webber (phlegmatic), and Ralph Malph (sanguine).
    • The Cunningham Family: Howard (leukine), Marion (phlegmatic), Chuck (sanguine), Richie (melancholic), and Joanie (choleric).
  • Happy Endings: Competitive sisters Alex and Jane are both basically choleric; Dave is melancholic; Brad and Penny (despite single gal angst) are sanguine; and Max couldn't be more phlegmatic if he tried.
  • The four original Happy Tree Friends: Cuddles (sanguine), Giggles (choleric), Toothy (melancholic), and Lumpy (phlegmatic).
  • The re-imagined Hawaii Five-0: Steve (choleric), Danno (melancholic), Chin Ho (phlegmatic), and Kono (sanguine).
  • The Aidensfield officers in Heartbeat: The classic lineup is Rowan (choleric), Blaketon (melancholic), Ventress (phlegmatic), and Bellamy (sanguine).
  • Hot In Cleveland: Elka (choleric), Joy (melancholic), Melanie (phlegmatic), and Victoria (sanguine).
  • House, M.D. original team:
    • House is choleric (loves puzzles and power); Cameron is melancholic (she married a dying man); Foreman is phlegmatic (tries to refuse or frustrate House's games); and Chase is sanguine (upbeat and sunny, in spite of a damaged relationship with his father).
    • The new team: House (choleric), Chase (has gotten more melancholic), Taub (phlegmatic), Adams (sanguine), and Park (leukine).
  • How I Met Your Mother: Ted (leukine), Marshall (phlegmatic), Robin (melancholic), Barney (sanguine), and Lily (choleric).
  • I Dream of Jeannie: Jeannie (sanguine), Tony (choleric), Roger (phlegmatic), Dr. Bellows (melancholic), and Amanda (leukine).
  • I Love Lucy: Ethel (phlegmatic), Fred (melancholic), Lucy (choleric), and Ricky (sanguine).
  • iCarly: Carly (sanguine), Sam (choleric), Freddie (melancholic), whilst Spencer fits into phlegmatic by way of being an artist who rarely interacts with anyone apart from the rest of the trio (his sister's friends), and his one single friend, Socko.
  • Impractical Jokers: Joe (choleric), Q (melancholic), Sal (phlegmatic), and Murr (sanguine).
  • The Inbetweeners: Will (melancholic), Jay (choleric), Simon (sanguine), whilst Neil is phlegmatic.
  • It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Dennis (choleric), Mac (melancholic), Frank (choleric/sanguine), Charlie (sanguine), and Dee (phlegmatic).
  • Keeping Up With The Kardashians: Kim (sanguine), Kourtney (phlegmatic), Khloe (melancholic), and Kris (choleric).
  • King of Queens:
    • Doug (phlegmatic), Carrie (choleric), Deacon (melancholic), and Arthur (sanguine).
    • The secondary characters also apply: O'Boyle (choleric), Spence (melancholic), Richie (phlegmatic), Danny (sanguine), and Holly (leukine).
  • Kirstie: Maddie (choleric/melancholic), Thelma (sanguine/choleric), Arlo (melancholic/phlegmatic), and Frank (phlegmatic/sanguine).
  • Four of the main characters on The L Word: Bette Porter (choleric), Dana Fairbanks (melancholic), Shane McCutcheon (phlegmatic), and Alice Pieszecki (sanguine).
  • Laverne and Shirley: Laverne (choleric), Shirley (phlegmatic), Lenny (melancholic), Squiggy and Edna (sanguine), Rhonda (sanguine/choleric), Frank (choleric/melancholic), and Sonny and Carmine (leukine).
  • Leave It to Beaver - Cleaver Family: June Cleaver (phlegmatic), Ward Cleaver (melancholic), Wally Cleaver (choleric), and Theodore "Beaver" Cleaver (sanguine).
    • Other characters: Eddie Haskell (sanguine/choleric), Clarence "Lumpy" Rutherford, Mary Ellen Rogers, and Gilbert Bates (phlegmatic/sanguine).
  • The four main positive characters of Less Than Perfect: Ramona (choleric), Owen (melancholic), Carl (phlegmatic), and Claude (sanguine).
  • Leverage: Nate and Eliot (choleric), Sophie (sanguine), Hardison (phlegmatic), and Parker (melancholic).
  • The crew of the Lexx: Stanley (phlegmatic), Zev (sanguine), Kai (melancholic), and 790 (choleric).
  • Lie to Me: Lightman (choleric), Foster (melancholic), Loker (phlegmatic), and Torres (sanguine).
  • Life With Derek:
    • The children: Casey (melancholic), Derek (choleric), Lizzie (leukine), Edwin (phlegmatic), and Marti (sanguine).
    • The parents: Nora (melancholic), and George (sanguine).
  • Little House on the Prairie: Ingalls — Charles (melancholic/choleric), Caroline (melancholic/phlegmatic), Albert Ingalls (melancholic/phlegmatic), James Cooper Ingalls (phlegmatic/melancholic), Cassandra Cooper Ingalls (melancholic/phlegmatic), and Carrie Ingalls (leukine).
    • Kendall and Dalton: Mary Ingalls Kendall (melancholic/choleric), Adam Kendall (melancholic/phlegmatic), Nellie Oleson Dalton (sanguine/choleric), Perciville Dalton (phlegmatic/sanguine).
    • Oleson: Nels Oleson (melancholic/choleric), Harriet Oleson (choleric/sanguine), Willie Oleson (sanguine/phlegmatic), Rachel Brown Oleson (melancholic/phlegmatic), Nancy Oleson (choleric/sanguine).
    • Wilder: Almanzo Wilder (phlegmatic/sanguine), Jenny Wilder (melancholic/phlegmatic), Laura Ingalls Wilder (choleric/sanguine), Eliza Jane Wilder (sanguine/phlegmatic).
    • Other characters: Dr. Baker (phlegmatic/melancholic), Reverend Aldon (melancholic/choleric), Mr. Edwards (sanguine/choleric), Miss Beadle (melancholic/choleric), Hester-Sue (sangine/phlegmatic), Jeb Carter (phlegmatic/sanguine).
  • 'LivAndMaddie'': Liv (sanguine), Maddie (phlegmatic), Joey (melancholic) and Parker (choleric).
  • Lois and Clark: Clark Kent aka Superman (melancholic), Lois Lane, Perry White, and Lex Luthor (choleric), Jimmy Olsen and Cat Grant (sanguine), Martha Kent and Jonathan Kent (phlegmatic).
  • The Talies on LOST: Libby (sanguine), Ana Lucia (choleric), Mr. Eko (melancholic), and Bernard (phlegmatic).
    • In Season Three, the four most prominent Others are: Tom/Mr. Friendly (sanguine), Juliet (choleric), Richard (melancholic), and Ben (phlegmatic).
    • And Season Four gives no less then three ensembles of four:
      • Jack's Faction: Jack (phlegmatic), Juliet (choleric), Kate (melancholic), and Sun (sanguine).
      • Locke's Faction: Locke (choleric), Sawyer (melancholic), Hurley (sanguine), and Ben (phlegmatic).
      • The Freighties: Daniel (melancholic), Miles (choleric), Charlotte (sanguine), and Frank (phlegmatic).
  • Magnum, P.I.: Tom (choleric), Higgins (melancholic), T.C. (sanguine), and Rick (phlegmatic).
  • Malcolm in the Middle: Malcolm (melancholic), Reese (sanguine), Francis (sanguine/choleric), Dewey (leukine), Lois (choleric), Hal (phlegmatic).
  • Married... with Children: Al (melancholic), Peg (sanguine), Kelly (phlegmatic/sanguine), and Bud (choleric).
  • The 4077th Mash:
    • The four surgeons keep this up throughout the series. Despite the replacement characters all being vastly different than their predecessors, they still fill the spots left open: "Hawkeye" Pierce (the constant sanguine), Blake/Potter (choleric), Burns/Winchester (melancholic), and "Trapper" MacIntyre/B.J. (phlegmatic).
    • Other characters: Klinger (sanguine), Margaret "Hot Lips" (choleric), "Radar" O'Reilly (melancholic), and Mulcahy (phlegmatic).
  • Martin: Martin (choleric/sanguine), Gina (melancholic), Pam (choleric), Tommy (phlegmatic), and Cole (sanguine).
  • The Match Game (1970s version) on CBS: Gene Rayburn (choleric), Brett Somers (melancholic), Charles Nelson Reilly (phlegmatic), and Richard Dawson (sanguine).
  • The Mentalist: Jane (sanguine), Rigsby (choleric), Lisbon (melancholic), Cho (phlegmatic), and Van Pelt (leukine).
  • The Middle - Heck family: Axl (choleric), Brick (melancholic), Frankie (sanguine/choleric), Sue (sanguine), and Mike (leukine).
  • Monk: Monk (melancholic), Stottlemeyer and Sharona (choleric), Disher (sanguine), and Natalie (phlegmatic).
  • Modern Family:
    • Jay (choleric/phlegmatic), Gloria (sanguine/choleric), Phil and Cameron (sanguine), Claire (choleric), and Mitchell (melancholic).
    • Haley (sanguine/choleric), Alex (melancholic/phlegmatic), Manny (leukine), Luke (sanguine) and Lily (phlegmatic).
  • The Monkees: Mike (melancholic/choleric), Davy (phlegmatic), Micky (sanguine), and Peter (leukine).
  • The Mythbusters: Tory Belleci (choleric), Jamie Hyneman (melancholic), Kari Byron (sanguine), Grant Imahara (phlegmatic), and Adam Savage (sanguine).
  • Mystic Knights Of Tir Na Nog: Deirdre (air — sanguine) Rohan (fire — choleric), Angus (earth — melancholic), Ivar (water — phlegmatic), and Garrett (forest — leukine).
  • NCIS: Gibbs (choleric), Tony (sanguine), Kate and Abby (melancholic), Ziva (phlegmatic, though a bit Trigger Happy), and McGee and Ducky (leukine).
  • The four grownups on The Nanny: Fran Fine (sanguine), Maxwell Sheffield (melancholic), C.C. Babcock (choleric), and Niles (phlegmatic).
    • Also the three kids: Maggie (phlegmatic), Brighton (choleric), and Gracie (melancholic).
  • Neds Declassified School Survival Guide: Ned (sanguine), Moze (choleric), Cookie (melancholic), and Gordy (phlegmatic, maybe a bit sanguine).
  • New Girl: Jess (sanguine), Schmidt (choleric), Nick and Cece (melancholic), and Winston (phlegmatic).
  • NewsRadio: Dave (melancholic), Jimmy and Lisa (phlegmatic), Bill and Catherine (choleric), Matthew and Beth (sanguine), and Joe (leukine).
  • New Tricks: Sandra (choleric), Brian (melancholic), Jack (phlegmatic), and Gerry (sanguine).
  • Noah's Arc: Ricky (choleric), Chance (melancholic), Noah (phlegmatic), and Alex (sanguine).
  • The Odd Couple: Felix (melancholic), Oscar (choleric/sanguine), Felix's ex Gloria (sanguine) and Oscar's ex Blanche (phlegmatic, as are Murray the cop and most third-party characters).
  • The Office:
    • The four leads in the U.S. version fit this trope: Pam (melancholic), Jim (phlegmatic), and Michael and Dwight crank up the most dysfuntional aspects of sanguine and choleric respectively.
    • The same could be said for Dawn, Tim, David, and Gareth, their U.K. equivalents.
    • Other opening title characters in the U.S. version: Ryan is leukine (or alternatively choleric, especially in later seasons), Andy (sanguine/choleric), and Robert (choleric).
    • Other regular characters in the U.S. version: Phyllis and Toby (phlegmatic/melancholic), Creed (choleric/sanguine), Meredith (choleric), Stanley, Angela, and Oscar (melancholic), Kevin (phlegmatic), Kelly and Erin (sanguine), and Darryl (leukine).
    • Supporting characters in the U.S. version: Roy, Karen, and Clark aka Dwight Jr. (choleric), Jan (melancholic/choleric), David (leukine), Holly and Pete aka New Jim (phlegmatic), Gabe (melancholic), and Nellie (choleric/sanguine).
  • ''Once Upon a Time:
    • Sanguine: Pinocchio/August Booth and Belle/Lacey.
    • Choleric: Snow White/Mary Margaret (though one can argue she shows some phlegmatic tendencies when in her Mary Margaret persona in season 1), The Evil Queen/Regina Mills, and Captain Hook/Killian Jones.
    • Melancholic: Emma Swan and Baelfire/Neal Cassidy.
    • Phlegmatic: Jiminy Cricket/Dr. Archie Hopper and The Huntsman/Sheriff Graham Humbert.
    • Leukine: Henry Mills and Prince Charming//David Nolan.
    • Sanguine/Choleric: Red Riding Hood/Ruby.
    • Choleric/Melancholic: Rumpelstiltskin/Mr.Gold.
  • The five original main characters of One Tree Hill can be characterized this way: Lucas (phlegmatic, or alternatively melancholic), Nathan (choleric), Peyton (melancholic, or alternatively phlegmatic), Haley (leukine), and Brooke (so sanguine).
  • Brazilian show Os Trapalhões: Mussum (choleric), Dedé (melancholic), Zacarias (phlegmatic), and Didi (sanguine).
  • Our House Witherspoon family: Kris (choleric), Gus (melancholic), Molly (phlegmatic), David and Ben (sanguine), and Jessie (leukine).
    • Other characters: Bertha (phlegmatic), and Joe Kaplan (sanguine).
  • Leckie's group of friends in The Pacific: Leckie (choleric, or alternatively, leukine), Runner (melancholic), Hoosier (phlegmatic), and Chuckler (sanguine).
  • Parks and Recreation: Leslie and Donna (choleric), Ann and Jerry (phlegmatic), Tom, Andy, and Chris (sanguine), Ron, April, and Ben (melancholic), and Mark (leukine).
  • Penny Dreadful: The vampire hunters searching for Mina consist of Sir Malcolm Murray as the choleric leader, Vanessa Ives as the melancholic psychic, Ethan Chandler as the sanguine heavy-hitter and Dr. Victor Frankenstein as the phlegmatic scientist.
    • Other characters: Sembene (phlegmatic), Dorian Gray (choleric), Brona Croft (sanguine), and The Creature a.k.a. Caliban (melancholic).
  • The eponymous characters in Pretty Little Liars are almost a textbook case: Aria (melancholic), Spencer (choleric), Hanna (sanguine), and Emily (phlegmatic).
    • For that matter, the main character's primary love intrests are also a pretty good example: Ezra (phlegmatic), Toby (melancholic), Caleb (choleric), and Paige (sanguine).
  • The original cast of Poirot fit nicely: Hercule Poirot (melancholic), Captain Hastings (sanguine), Chief Inspector Japp (choleric), and Miss Lemon (phlegmatic).
  • Project Runway: Tim Gunn (phlegmatic), Michael Kors (choleric), Heidi Klum (sanguine), and Nina Garcia (melancholic).
  • Psych: Shawn (sanguine), Gus (phlegmatic), Juliet (leukine), Lassiter (choleric), and Mr. Spencer (melancholic).
  • The four kids on the NBC Punky Brewster episodes (Allen departed at the start of season three when the show went into first-run syndication): Punky (sanguine), Margaux (choleric), Cherie (melancholic), and Allen (phlegmatic).
  • Pushing Daisies: Ned (melancholic), Chuck (phlegmatic), Olive (sanguine), and Emerson (choleric).
  • The four main members of PROJECT Quantum Leap seem to fit in to this:
    • Choleric: Ziggy, despite being a talking computer.
    • Melancholic: Sam Beckett
    • Phlegmatic: Gushie
    • Sanguine: Al — Adventurous, cheerful, and sunny most of the time despite having suffered enough physical and emotional trauma in his life to be considered the show's Woobie.
  • The main characters of Raising Hope seem to fit: Jimmy (phlegmatic), Sabrina (melancholic), Virginia (choleric), and Burt (sanguine).
  • "Series/Ravenswood": Caleb (choleric), Miranda (sanguine), Remy (melancholic), Luke (phlegmatic) and Olivia (leukine).
  • Reba: Reba (leukine), Kyra (choleric), Brock (melancholic), Barbara Jean (phlegmatic), and Cheyanne and Van (sanguine).
  • Red Dwarf: Rimmer (choleric), Kryten (melancholic), Lister (phlegmatic), and Cat (sanguine).
  • Roseanne: Roseanne and Darlene (choleric), Becky (melancholic), Dan (phlegmatic), D.J. (leukine), and Aunt Jackie (sanguine).
    • Other characters: Mark and Bev (choleric), Nancy (melancholic), David (phlegmatic), Nana Mary and Ziggy (sanguine), Arnie (choleric/sanguine), Fred (phlegmatic/melancholic), Crystal (phlegmatic/sanguine), and Leon and Scott (leukine).
  • Sabrina the Teenage Witch: Sabrina (choleric), Zelda (melancholic), Hilda (sanguine), Salem (sanguine/choleric), and Harvey (phlegmatic).
  • The Sarah Connor Chronicles: Sarah Conner (sanguine), John Connor is choleric (though doesn't get the full measure of his leadership until the end of the second season); Cameron (melancholic), Derek Reese (phlegmatic); rounding out the group is Charley Dixon, who is leukine.
  • The Sarah Jane Adventures - Season One: Sarah Jane (choleric), Luke (melancholic), Maria (phlegmatic), and Clyde (most definitely sanguine). However come Series Two when Maria leaves, Rani becomes the choleric (bucketfuls of ambition, and just look at how she bosses the boys about!), making Sarah Jane melancholic, and Luke phlegmatic (bless his cotton socks). This is something that makes the show very different from others: the leader of these True Companions is not the choleric character, but the melancholic one! True, Sarah Jane is still a little bit choleric at times (coz she's their leader) but she's quiet and independent, and completely occupied with all that's wrong in the world. Not to mention the shedload of melancholic moods she goes through due to all the stuff that happens to her in each series (do the writers hate her?). Effectively making this team leader the woobie.
  • Scrubs: J.D (leukine as he exhibits traits from all the temperaments, though he usually shows his sanguine and phlegmatic sides the most), Elliot (melancholic), Turk (sanguine), Carla (choleric/melancholic), Dr. Cox and The Janitor (choleric), and Dr. Kelso (choleric/sanguine).
  • The cast of Seinfeld fit this schema nicely: Jerry, (phlegmatic, rational but indifferent), Kramer (sanguine, and a bit of a space case), George (melancholic), and Elaine (choleric).
  • In Sex and the City, Miranda Hobbes (choleric), Carrie Bradshaw (melancholic), Charlotte York (phlegmatic), and Sam Jones (sanguine).
  • The Strike Team from The Shield exemplifies this (and then some): Vic (choleric), Ronnie (melancholic), Shane (typical sanguine), and rounding off with a phlegmatic Lem.
  • In Signed Sealed Delivered, Oliver (melancholic), Shane (choleric), Rita (sanguine), and Norman (phlegmatic).
  • The cast of Sliders fits this: Arturo (choleric), Rembrandt whose stage name is 'the crying man' (melancholic), Quinn (phlegmatic), and Wade (sanguine).
  • Smallville: Lois Lane (choleric), Lana Lang and Chloe (phlegmatic), Pete Ross and Jimmy Olsen (sanguine), and Clark Kent (melancholic).
    • The Justice League: Green Arrow and Aqua Man (choleric), Cyborg (melancholic), Martian Manhunter (phlegmatic), The Flash (sanguine), and Superman (leukine).
    • The Luthor family members: Lionel (leukine), Lillian (melancholic), Lex (choleric), Lucas (sanguine/choleric), Tess (choleric/melancholic), and Grant Gabriel (sanguine).
    • The Kent family members: Jonathan (leukine), Martha (phlegmatic), Clark (melancholic), Kara (choleric), and Conner (sanguine).
    • Despite Brainiac 5 not appearing in the same episodes as the other three, the four members of the Legion of Super-Heroes fit this very well: Cosmic Boy (choleric), Lightning Lad (sanguine), Saturn Girl (melancholic), and Brainiac 5 (phlegmatic).
  • Smart Guy: TJ (melancholic), Floyd and Yvette (phlegmatic), Mo (sanguine), and Marcus (choleric).
  • Sonny With A Chance: Sonny (sanguine), Tawni and Chad (choleric), Nico (leukine), Grady (phlegmatic), and Zora (melancholic).
  • Star Trek: The Original Series : Kirk (choleric), Spock (melancholic), "Bones" McCoy (sanguine), and Scotty (phlegmatic). Nurse Chapel and Uhura are leukine; everyone else is also leukine by default.
  • Star Trek: Enterprise to the point it's actually kind of sad: Archer and Tucker (choleric), Reed (melancholic), T'Pol and Sato (phlegmatic), Phlox (sanguine), and Mayweather (leukine).
  • It works for the original SG-1: Sam Carter (sanguine), Jack O'Neill (choleric), Daniel Jackson (melancholic), and Teal'c (phlegmatic).
  • Stargate Atlantis: Elizabeth Weir (melancholic), Carson Beckett (phlegmatic), Jennifer Keller (leukine), Sam Carter (sanguine), and Richard Woolsey (choleric).
    • The team are combos: John Sheppard (phlegmatic/sanguine), Rodney McKay (sanguine/choleric), Ronan Dex (choleric/melancholic), and Teyla Emmagan (melancholic/phlegmatic).
  • Starsky & Hutch: Dave Starsky (sanguine/choleric) and Ken "Hutch" Hutchinson (melancholic/phlegmatic).
  • Step by Step: Karen, Carol, and Cody (sanguine); JT and Al (choleric); Dana and Mark (melancholic); Frank, Brendan, and Rich (phlegmatic).
  • Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye
    • The male members of the team:
    • Sanguine: Bobby Manning
    • Choleric: Myles Leland III
    • Phlegmatic: Dimitrius Gans
    • Leukine: Jack Hudson
    • The female members of the team:
    • Sanguine: Lucy Dotson
    • Melancholic: Tara Williams
    • Phlegmatic: Sue Thomas
    • Other characters:
    • Sanguine: Howie Dotson
    • Choleric: Ted Garrett and Otis Washington
    • Melancholic: Troy Meyers, Marty Pavone, Donna Gans, Randy Pitts, and Darcy D'Angelo
    • Phlegmatic: Charlie Adams and David Palmer
  • The Suite Life of Zack and Cody: London and Zack (sanguine/choleric), Mr. Moseby (choleric), Cody (melancholic/phlegmatic), Lance (phlegmatic/melancholic), Arwin and Esteban (sanguine/phlegmatic), and Carey and Maddie (phlegmatic/sanguine).
    • On Deck series, the kids: London Tipton (sanguine/choleric), Marcus Little (choleric/sanguine), Bailey Pickett (phlegmatic/melancholic), Cody (melancholic/phlegmatic), Maya (melancholic/phlegmatic), Zack (sanguine/choleric), Addison (sanguine/phlegmatic), and Woody Fink (phlegmatic/sanguine).
    • On Deck series, the adults: Mr. Moseby (choleric), Miss Tuttweiller (melancholic/choleric), Kirby (sanguine/phlegmatic).
    • The On Deck series made the polar opposite twins increasingly similar while still keeping their temperaments and personalities individual and distinct.
  • The main high school students in Switched at Birth: Bay (choleric), Daphne (sanguine), Emmett (phlegmatic), and Toby (melancholic).
  • Taxi
    • Main Characters: Alex Reiger (melancholic), Louie DePalma (choleric), Elaine Nardo (sanguine), Bobby Wheeler (phlegmatic), Tony Banta (sanguine), Jim Ignatowski (phlegmatic/melancholic), Latka Gravas (leukine).
    • Minor Characters: Simka Dahblitz-Gravas (choleric), Zena Sherman (melancholic), Jeff Bennett (phlegmatic), John Burns (melancholic), Tommy the waiter (leukine).
  • That 70s Show
    • The Teens: Eric (melancholic), Donna (phlegmatic), Kelso (sanguine), Hyde and Jackie (choleric), Fez (leukine), and Randy (phlegmatic/melancholic).
    • The Adults: Red (melancholic), Kitty (phlegmatic), Bob (choleric/sanguine), Midge (sanguine), and Leo (leukine).
  • That's So Raven: Tanya and Eddie (choleric), Chelsea (melancholic), Victor (phlegmatic), Raven (sanguine), and Cory (leukine).
  • Todd and the Book of Pure Evil: Todd (choleric), Jenny (melancholic), Curtis (sanguine), and Hannah (phlegmatic).
  • Top Gear: The obsessive, hard-charging, ever-ranting Clarkson (choleric), the nostalgic, meticulous tool-sorter May (melancholic), sunny Hammond (sanguine), and the Stig (phlegmatic... extremely so).
  • The wives of Henry VIII in The Tudors. Catherine of Aragon (melancholic), Anne Boleyn (choleric), Jane Seymour (phlegmatic), Anne of Cleves (leukine), Katherine Howard (sanguine), and Catherine Parr (another choleric, but a less extreme case than Anne Boleyn).
  • Two and a Half Men:
    • The main male characters: Charlie (choleric), Alan (melancholic), Walden (sanguine), and Jake (phlegmatic).
    • The main female characters: Judith and Berta (choleric), Evelyn (melancholic), Chelsea (phlegmatic), Rose and Kandi (sanguine), and Jenny (leukine).
    • Other characters: Herb (phlegmatic), Mia (melancholic), Dr. Freeman (leukine), and Lyndsey (choleric).
  • The Vampire Diaries: Elena and Matt (leukine), Stefan (melancholic), Damon and Tyler (choleric), Bonnie and Jeremy (phlegmatic), and Caroline (sanguine).
  • Victorious: Trina (choleric), Jade (melancholic), Tori (phlegmatic), and Cat (sanguine).
  • The Waltons family members have multiple of each temperament:
    • Parents and grandparents: John (phlegmatic), Olivia (melancholic), Grandpa Zeb (sanguine), and Grandma Esther (as choleric as it gets!).
    • The sons and son-in-law of Olivia and John: John-Boy (choleric), Jason (phlegmatic), Ben (sanguine), Jim-Bob (melancholic), and Curt (leukine).
    • The daughters and daughter-in-law of John and Olivia: Mary Ellen (choleric), Erin (melancholic), Elizabeth (sanguine), and Cindy (phlegmatic).
    • Godsey couple: Cora Beth (melancholic/choleric) and Ike (sanguine/phlegmatic).
    • Baldwin Sisters: Emily (phlegmatic/melancholic) and Mamey (phlegmatic/sanguine).
  • Welcome Back, Kotter's main characters: Gabe Kotter (phlegmatic), Vinnie Barbarino (sanguine/choleric), Juan Epstein (choleric), Principal Woodman (choleric/melancholic), Julie Kotter (melancholic), Arnold Horshack (phlegmatic/sanguine), and Freddy Washington (sanguine).
  • When Calls the Heart: Elizabeth Thatcher (choleric/sanguine), Jack Thornton (phlegmatic/melancholic), Henry Gowen (choleric/melancholic), Bill Avery (sanguine/choleric), Catherine "Cat" Montgomery and Julie Thatcher (sanguine), Florence Blakely (choleric), Carla Noonan and Molly Sullivan (melancholic), Abigail Stanton and Mr. Graves (phlegmatic).
  • The four regulars on the American edition of Whose Line Is It Anyway?: Drew Carey (choleric), Ryan Stiles (melancholic), Colin Mochrie (phlegmatic), and Wayne Brady (sanguine).
  • Will and Grace: Will (melancholic), Grace (phlegmatic), Jack (sanguine), and Karen (choleric).
  • Wind At My Back: Grandma Mae and uncle Bob (choleric), Aunt Grace and cousin Doris (melancholic), Hubert/"Hub" (melancholic/choleric), Henry/"Fat" (phlegmatic), Honey and Violet (sanguine), and Toppy (leukine).
  • Wings:
    • The four original male cast members: Joe (melancholic), Brian (sanguine), Lowell (phlegmatic), and Roy (choleric).
    • Other characters: Helen (choleric), Antonio (phlegmatic), Alex (melancholic), Casey (sanguine), and Fay (leukine).
  • The Russo family of Wizards of Waverly Place: Theresa (choleric), Justin (melancholic as they come), Jerry (phlegmatic), Max (sanguine), and Alex (sanguine/choleric).
    • Other characters: Mr. Laritate (choleric), Mason (melancholic), Harper (phlegmatic), Zeke (sanguine), and Professor Crumbs (leukine).
  • The Wonder Years: Jack Arnold (melancholic), Norma (phlegmatic), Karen (sanguine), Wayne (choleric), and Kevin (leukine).
    • Outside the Arnold family: Becky Slater (choleric), Winnie Cooper (melancholic), Paul Pfeiffer (phlegmatic), and Randy Mitchell (sanguine).
  • The four main agents in The X-Files: Fox Mulder (phlegmatic), Dana Scully (melancholic), John Doggett (choleric), and Monica Reyes (sanguine).
  • The Young Ones: Vyvyan (choleric), Neil (melancholic), Mike (phlegmatic), and Rick (sanguine).

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