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  • 3rd Rock from the Sun: The Solomon "family" — Dick Solomon (melancholic), Tommy (choleric), Sally (phlegmatic), and Harry (sanguine).
    • Other characters: Mary Allbright (melancholic), Nina (choleric), Don Orville (phlegmatic), Vicki Dubcek (sanguine), and Mrs. Dubcek (eclectic).
  • The A-Team: B.A. (choleric), Hannibal (melancholic), Face (phlegmatic), and Murdock (sanguine).
  • The 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 (eclectic).
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  • American Horror Story: Coven: Zoe (sanguine), Queenie (melancholic), Madison (choleric), and Nan (phlegmatic).
  • America's Next Top Model: Tyra Banks (choleric), Nigel Barker (phlegmatic), J. Alexander (sanguine), and Jay Manuel (eclectic).
  • 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 (phlegmatic), Ally (melancholic), Trish (choleric), and Dez (sanguine).
  • Better Off Ted: Ted (eclectic), 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).
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    • And three of the guys: Liam (choleric), Dixon (melancholic), and Navid (phlegmatic).
  • The Big Bang Theory:
  • The four different versions of Blackadder correspond to the four temperaments:
  • 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).
  • Bonekickers: Magwilde is Melancholic, Ben is Choleric, Dolly is Sanguine and Viv is Phlegmatic.
  • 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), Cory (melancholic), and Mr. Feeny (eclectic). Early on, Topanga was sanguine, Cory was melancholic, Mr. Feeny was phlegmatic, and Eric was eclectic.
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    • The teachers: George Feeny (melancholic), Jonathan Turner (phlegmatic), and Eli Williams (sanguine).
    • Other characters: Morgan (choleric), Rachel (melancholic), Minkus (phlegmatic), Angela (sanguine), and Jack (eclectic).
    • Girl Meets World: Maya (choleric), Lucas (phlegmatic), Riley (melancholic), Farkle (sanguine), and Zay (eclectic).
  • Burn Notice: Jessie (choleric), Michael (melancholic), Sam (phlegmatic), and Fiona (sanguine).
  • El Chavo del ocho
    • Adults: Doña Florinda (choleric), Don Ramon (sanguine), Profesor Jirafales (phlegmatic) and Señor Barriga (melancholic).
    • Children: Quico (choleric), Chavo (phlegmatic), Chilindrina (sanguine) and Ñoño (melancholic).
  • 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 (eclectic), 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 (eclectic), and General Beckman (choleric).
  • The study-group members on Community.
    • The male characters younger than Pierce:
      • Sanguine: Pelton — faithfully rule-enforcing Dean, who's still a fun, eccentric character at heart.
      • Choleric: Señor Chang — eccentric, no apparent compassion or morals, and an opportunist with plenty of fickle and Jerkass moments
      • Melancholic: Jeff — sardonic cynic, ends up as the group's in-charge-guy each time whether he wants to be or not (but gets used to it)
      • Phlegmatic: Abed — the expressionless nerd with an utterly rich imagination.
      • Eclectic: Troy — quirky, laid-back, cracks wise from time to time, attached to his friendships.
    • The remaining characters in the group (omitting Elroy, Season 6's non-sociopath, tamer and stabler substitute for Pierce, some may say Redeeming Replacement):
      • Sanguine: Pierce — self-absorbed sociopath whose stereotype-buying ignorance shows in his insensitive remarks.
      • Choleric: Shirley — gossipy, thinly-veiled anger issues, all while priding herself on being a tolerant presence.
      • Melancholic: Frankie — the only group member with no apparent silliness or sense of humor.
      • Phlegmatic: Annie — nerdy, idealistic and super-studious.
      • Eclectic: Britta — empathetic, randomizes among slapstick, defiant, and a strict "buzzkill" depending on the mood of the moment.
  • Corner Gas: Oscar (choleric), Karen (melancholic), Brent (phlegmatic), and Hank (sanguine).
  • The Crazy Ones: Simon (sanguine), Sydney (melancholic), Zach (choleric), Andrew (phlegmatic), and Lauren (eclectic).
  • Curb Your Enthusiasm: Larry (melancholic), Cheryl (sanguine), Jeff (phlegmatic), and Susie (choleric).
  • Dawson's Creek: Pacey (sanguine), Joey (choleric), Dawson (melancholic) and Jen (phlegmatic).
  • The Defenders joins together Daredevil (2015) (the Choleric leader), Jessica Jones (2015) (the Melancholic Snark Knight who is as cynical as it gets), Luke Cage (2016) (Phlegmatic to the point he's easy-going and prefers to stay out of problem) and Iron Fist (Sanguine, affable and friendly).
  • Degrassi:
    • The season 2 grade 9 guys: Craig (choleric, so very much), Jimmy (phlegmatic), Marco (sanguine), and Spinner (leukine).
    • The season 5 senior girls: Paige (sanguine), Alex (choleric), Ellie (melancholic), and Hazel (phegmatic).
    • The season 8 niners: Clare (melancholic), Alli (sanguine), Connor (phlegmatic), K.C. (choleric)
    • The season 11 niners: Tristan (choleric), Maya (melancholic), Zig (phlegmatic), and Tori (sanguine).
    • The season 13 senior girls: Clare (melancholic), Becky (a pretty extreme sanguine), Alli (still sanguine), Jenna (phlegmatic), and Imogen (choleric).
  • 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
    • The Fifth Doctor and his first line-up:
      • Sanguine: The Doctor
      • Choleric: Adric
      • Melancholic: Tegan
      • Phlegmatic: Nyssa
    • The Thirteenth Doctor
      • Sanguine: Ryan
      • Choleric: The Doctor
      • Melancholic: Yaz
      • Phlegmatic: Graham
  • Drake & Josh: Drake (eclectic), Josh (sanguine), Megan (choleric), Audrey (melancholic), and Walter (phlegmatic).
  • 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: Lisa (phlegmatic), Missy (choleric), Korie (melancholic), and Jessica (sanguine).
    • Willie's family: Willie (choleric), Korie (melancholic), Rebecca (sanguine), John Luke (phlegmatic), Sadie (sanguine), Will (phlegmatic), and Bella (melancholic).
  • Empire: Lucious (choleric), Cookie (eclectic), Andre (melancholic), Jamal (phlegmatic) and Hakeem (sanguine).
  • 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).
  • Fawlty Towers: Basil (choleric), the perfectionist Sybil (melancholic), Manuel (sanguine), and Polly (phlegmatic).
  • The 2014 series of The Flash: Barry and Joe (eclectic), Cisco (sanguine), Harrison and Firestorm (choleric), Caitlin and Eddie (melancholic), and Iris (phlegmatic).
  • Down in Fraggle Rock: Red (choleric), Boober (melancholic), Hippie Chick Mokey (eclectic), Unstated Leader Gobo (sanguine), and Wembley is what you get when you combine phlegmatic with ADHD.
  • Frasier features the title character (choleric) as well as Daphne (phlegmatic), Niles (melancholic as they come), Martin (eclectic), and Roz (sanguine).
  • The four main males on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air: Will (sanguine), Carlton (choleric), Uncle Phil (melancholic), and Geoffrey (phlegmatic).
  • 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 (phlegmatic), Jesse (choleric), Danny (melancholic), Joey (sanguine).
    • The girls: Kimmy (sanguine), Stephanie (choleric), DJ (melancholic), Michelle (phlegmatic).
  • Get Smart: Max (melancholic), 99 (choleric), Chief (phlegmatic), Larabee (sanguine).
  • Gilmore Girls had the band Hep Alien, with lead singer Zach (sanguine), bass player Brian (melancholic), guitarist Gill and drummer Lane (choleric).
  • The four men on Gilligan's Island: Gilligan (sanguine), the Skipper (choleric), the Professor (melancholic), and Mr. Howell (phlegmatic). The women too: Mrs. Howell (melancholic/choleric blend), Ginger (sanguine), and Mary Ann (phlegmatic).
  • Game of Thrones: The four remaining kids of the Stark family — Jon (melancholic) is introverted, brooding, moral, ethical, and a leader. Sansa (choleric) is strong-willed, practical, determined, confident, and up to take the lead. Bran (phlegmatic) is empathic as a child, and transforms into a calm, patient, unemotional, and task-oriented character. Arya (sanguine) is bold, passionate, undisciplined and adventurous. As a child, she is friendly, fun, talkative, and impulsive, and grows to also become unpredictable and vengeful.
  • Girlfriends: Joan (melancholic), Toni Childs (choleric), Maya (phlegmatic), and Lynn (sanguine).
  • The Golden Girls: Dorothy (choleric), Rose (phlegmatic), Blanche (sanguine), and Sophia (melancholic).
  • The Good Place: Eleanor (choleric), Chidi (phlegmatic), Tahani (melancholic), and Jianyu/Jason (sanguine).
  • Good Omens: Actually, there are several instances of this trope: among the main four characters, we have Aziraphale (sanguine), Crowley (as melancholic as they come, and quite the depressed drama queen), Anathema (choleric), and Newt(phlegmatic). In the Them, we have Adam (phlegmatic), Pepper (melancholic), Brian (sanguine) and Wensleydale (choleric). Even among the Four Horsepeople, there is War (choleric), Famine (sanguine), Pollution (phlegmatic) and Death (melancholic, obviously).
  • Happy Days:
    • The main young men: Richie Cunningham (melancholic), Arthur Fonzerelli (choleric), Potsie Weber (phlegmatic), and Ralph Malph (sanguine).
    • The Cunningham Family: Howard (eclectic), Marion (phlegmatic), Chuck (sanguine), Richie (melancholic), and Joanie (choleric).
  • 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).
  • Hogan's Heroes has this with the main group of POW’s:
    • Sanguine: Sgt. Andrew Carter (the most innocent of the group)
    • Choleric: Cpl. Peter Newkirk (often tries to get the best roles in missions, but is very loyal)
    • Melancholic: Cpl. Louie Le Beau (meticulous and passionate with what he does; also a romantic)
    • Phlegmatic: Sgt. James “Ivan” Kinchloe: (the smartest member who stays calm under pressure the best)
    • Eclectic: Col. Robert E. Hogan (the fearless leader; tactical and a great actor)
    • This also extend to the recurring German soldiers:
      • Sanguine: Col. Wilhelm Klink (tries to be sociable with fellow officers, especially of higher rank)
      • Phlegmatic: Sgt. Hans Shultz (wants nothing but peace and hates dealing with trouble)
      • Melancholic: Gen. Albert Burkhalter (demands perfection in everything and gets irritated easily)
      • Choleric: Maj. Wolfgang Hochsteter (always commands control and has the shortest temper)
  • Hot in Cleveland: Elka (choleric), Joy (melancholic), Melanie (phlegmatic), and Victoria (sanguine).
  • House, M.D. original team:
    • Choleric: House — loves puzzles and power.
    • Melancholic: Cameron, who married a dying man.
    • Phlegmatic: Foreman — tries to refuse or frustrate House's games.
    • Sanguine: Chase — upbeat and sunny, in spite of a damaged relationship with his father.
    • The new team: House (choleric), Chase (has gotten more melancholic), Adams (sanguine), Park (phlegmatic), and Taub (eclectic).
  • House of Cards (US) main characters of Season 1: Frank Underwood may be the purest example of a choleric in fiction, Claire (melancholic), Peter Russo (sanguine), Doug Stamper (phlegmatic), and Zoe Barnes (eclectic).
  • In House of Anubis we have the Sibuna gang:
    • Season 1 and 2: Nina (phlegmatic), Fabian (melancholic), Patricia (choleric), Amber and Alfie (sanguine).
    • Season 3: Eddie (phlegmatic), Fabian (melancholic), Patricia (choleric), Alfie (sanguine) and KT (eclectic).
  • How I Met Your Mother: Ted (eclectic), Marshall (phlegmatic), Robin (melancholic), Barney (sanguine), and Lily (choleric).
  • I Dream of Jeannie: Jeannie (sanguine), Tony (choleric), Roger (phlegmatic), Dr. Bellows (melancholic), and Amanda (eclectic).
  • I Love Lucy: Ethel (phlegmatic), Fred (melancholic), Lucy (choleric), and Ricky (sanguine).
  • iCarly: Carly (sanguine), Sam (choleric), Freddie (melancholic) and Spencer (phlegmatic).
  • 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 (melancholic), Mac (choleric), Frank (eclectic), Charlie (sanguine), and Dee (phlegmatic).
  • Keeping Up with the Kardashians: Kim and Rob (phlegmatic), Kourtney and Kylie (sanguine), Khloe and Kendall (melancholic), and Kris and Caitlyn (choleric).
  • The King of Queens:
    • Doug (phlegmatic), Carrie (choleric), Deacon (melancholic), and Arthur (sanguine).
    • The secondary characters also apply: O'Boyle (choleric), Spence (melancholic), Holly (phlegmatic), Danny (sanguine), and Richie (eclectic).
  • Leave It to Beaver - Cleaver Family: June Cleaver (phlegmatic), Ward Cleaver (melancholic), Wally Cleaver (choleric), and Theodore "Beaver" Cleaver (sanguine).
  • The four main positive characters of Less Than Perfect: Ramona (choleric), Owen (melancholic), Carl (phlegmatic), and Claude (sanguine).
  • 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 (eclectic), Edwin (phlegmatic), and Marti (sanguine).
    • The parents: Nora (melancholic), and George (sanguine).
  • LivAndMaddie: Liv (sanguine), Maddie (phlegmatic), Joey (melancholic) and Parker (choleric).
  • 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).
  • Married... with Children is an interesting case, displaying the temperament's main weaknesses: Al (choleric), Peg (sanguine), Kelly (phlegmatic), and Bud (melancholic).
  • 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).
  • Match Game (1970s version) on CBS: Gene Rayburn (choleric), Brett Somers (melancholic), Charles Nelson Reilly (phlegmatic), and Richard Dawson (sanguine).
  • The McCarthys: Ronny (phlegmatic), Gerald (melancholic), Sean (sanguine), and Jackie (choleric).
  • The Mentalist: Jane (sanguine), Rigsby (choleric), Lisbon (melancholic), Van Pelt (phlegmatic), and Cho (eclectic).
  • Merlin: Morgana (choleric), Merlin (melancholic), Guinevere (phlegmatic) and Arthur (sanguine).
  • Monk: Monk (melancholic), Stottlemeyer and Sharona (choleric), Disher (sanguine), and Natalie (phlegmatic).
  • The Muppet Show Kermit (melancholic), Fozzie (sanguine), Piggy (choleric) and Gonzo (phlegmatic).
  • The Mythbusters: Tory Belleci (choleric), Jamie Hyneman (melancholic), Grant Imahara (phlegmatic), Adam Savage (sanguine) and Kari Byron (eclectic).
  • The Mystic Knights of Tir Na Nóg: Deirdre (air — sanguine) Rohan (fire — choleric), Angus (earth — melancholic), Ivar (water — phlegmatic), and Garrett (forest — eclectic).
  • NCIS: Gibbs (choleric), Tony (sanguine), Kate and Abby (melancholic), Ziva (phlegmatic, though a bit Trigger Happy), and McGee and Ducky (eclectic).
  • The Nanny:
    • The main adults: Fran Fine (sanguine), Maxwell Sheffield (choleric), C.C. Babcock (melancholic), and Niles (phlegmatic).
    • The Sheffield children: Maggie (phlegmatic), Brighton (choleric), and Gracie (melancholic).
  • Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide: Ned (sanguine), Moze (choleric), Cookie (melancholic), and Gordy (phlegmatic, maybe a bit sanguine).
  • New Tricks: Sandra (choleric), Brian (melancholic), Jack (phlegmatic), and Gerry (sanguine).
  • Noah's Arc: Ricky (choleric), Chance (melancholic), Noah (phlegmatic), and Alex (sanguine).
  • The O.C.: The four main teens form one: Ryan (choleric), Seth (phlegmatic), Marissa (melancholic), and Summer (sanguine).
  • 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 dysfunctional aspects of sanguine and choleric respectively.
    • The same could be said for Dawn, Tim, David, and Gareth, their U.K. equivalents.
  • 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 (eclectic), and Brooke (so sanguine).
  • Only Fools and Horses: Rodney (sanguine), Del Boy (choleric), Grandad (melancholic), and Uncle Albert (phlegmatic).
  • Orphan Black: Sarah is Choleric, Cosima is Phlegmatic, Alison is Eclectic, Helena is Sanguine, and Rachel is Melancholic.
  • 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 (eclectic).
    • Other characters: Bertha (phlegmatic), and Joe Kaplan (sanguine).
  • Our Friends in the North: Nicky is Melancholic, Geordie is Choleric, Tosker is Phlegmatic and Mary is Sanguine.
  • Leckie's group of friends in The Pacific: Leckie (choleric, or alternatively, eclectic), 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 (eclectic).
  • Penny Dreadful: The vampire hunters searching for Mina (herself eclectic) 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 original cast of Poirot fit nicely: Hercule Poirot (melancholic), Chief Inspector Japp (choleric), Captain Hastings (sanguine), and Miss Lemon (phlegmatic).
  • The eponymous characters in Pretty Little Liars are almost a textbook case: Aria (melancholic-p), Spencer (choleric-m), Hanna (sanguine-c), and Emily (phlegmatic-s).
    • For that matter, the main character's primary love interests are also a pretty good example: Ezra (sanguine-p), Toby (melancholic-c), Caleb (phlegmatic-m), and Paige (choleric-s).
  • Project Runway: Tim Gunn (phlegmatic), Michael Kors (choleric), Heidi Klum (sanguine), and Nina Garcia (melancholic).
  • Psych: Shawn (sanguine), Gus (phlegmatic), Juliet (eclectic), 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 five original male leads in the US version of Queer as Folk, especially in the first season.
    • Phlegmatic: Justin — He tends to be the most level-headed of the group, even though he is the youngest. In the Michael-Brian-Justin triangle episodes, he acts as peacemaker in the aftermath of Michael's surprise party.
    • Choleric: Brian — The most sexually aggressive and impulsive in the gang. His behavior is difficult to predict, and swings from irresponsible (leaving Gus with Justin to attend the Leather Ball) to heartwarming (appearing for Justin's prom).
    • Sanguine: Emmett — Lumberjack party!
    • Melancholic: Ted — Shy, withdrawn, and pessimistic.
    • Electic: Michael — The main character. He tends to be very passive (and would perhaps not be nearly as likable if not portraited by the charismatic Hal Sparks).
  • The main characters of Raising Hope seem to fit: Jimmy (phlegmatic), Sabrina (melancholic), Virginia (choleric), and Burt (sanguine).
  • Ravenswood: Caleb (choleric), Miranda (sanguine), Remy (melancholic), Luke (phlegmatic) and Olivia (eclectic).
  • Reba: Reba (eclectic), Kyra (choleric), Brock (melancholic), Cheyanne (phlegmatic), and Barbara Jean and Van (sanguine).
  • Red Dwarf: Rimmer (choleric), Kryten (melancholic), Lister (phlegmatic), and Cat (sanguine).
  • Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles: Sarah Connor (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 (eclectic); rounding out the group is Charley Dixon, who is phlegmatic.
  • 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.
  • Schitt's Creek has the Rose family:
    • Moira (sanguine): Dramatic, passionate, self-involved.
    • Johnny (choleric): Business-minded, even-tempered, uptight.
    • David (melancholic): Insecure, pansexual and creative.
    • Alexis (phlegmatic): Confident, adventurous, insensitive.
  • Scrubs: J.D (sanguine), Elliot (melancholic), Turk (choleric), Carla (phlegmatic), Dr. Cox and The Janitor (eclectic).
  • Seinfeld: Jerry (phlegmatic) - apathetic, indifferent, unconcerned with his anybody's problems; George (melancholic) - rude, stubborn; Kramer (sanguine) - energetic, flighty, out-there; and Elaine (choleric) - confident, hard to embarrass.
  • In Sex and the City, Miranda Hobbes (choleric), Carrie Bradshaw (melancholic), Charlotte York (phlegmatic), and Sam Jones (sanguine).
  • In Shameless (US), the main households even qualify. The struggling, sensitive Gallagher house represents Melancholy. The violent hell-hole Malkovich is Choleric. The Jackson home is Sanguine, on the surface at least, and the Lishman house is Phlegmatic.
    • Among the older Gallaghers you've got Frank (sanguine), Fiona (choleric), Lip (melancholic) and Ian is phlegmatic by nature, bipolar episodes notwithstanding.
  • 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).
  • Silicon Valley does this excellently: Jared (sanguine), Erlich (choleric), Richard (melancholic), Gilfoyle (phlegmatic), Dinesh (eclectic)
  • The cast of Sliders fits this: Arturo (choleric), Rembrandt whose stage name is 'the crying man' (melancholic), Quinn (phlegmatic), and Wade (sanguine).
  • It works for the original SG-1: Sam Carter (sanguine), Jack O'Neill (choleric), Daniel Jackson (melancholic), and Teal'c (phlegmatic).
  • Starsky & Hutch: Starsky (sanguine/choleric), Hutch (melancholic/phlegmatic), Dobey (choleric/melancholic), and Huggy (phlegmatic/sanguine).
  • Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye
    • The guys on the FBI team: Bobby Manning (sanguine), Jack Hudson (melancholic, though he has a bit of each type), Myles Leland III (choleric), Dimitrius Ganns (phlegmatic).
    • The ladies make it work too: Lucy Dotson (sanguine/choleric), Tara Williams (melancholic), Sue Thomas (phlegmatic).
  • The main high school students in Switched at Birth: Bay (choleric), Daphne (sanguine), Emmett (phlegmatic), and Toby (melancholic).
  • Taggart during the Burke era: Matt Burke (choleric), Jackie Reid (melancholic), Stuart Fraser (phlegmatic) and Robbie Ross (sanguine).
  • Taxi
    • Minor Characters: Simka Dahblitz-Gravas (choleric), Zena Sherman (melancholic), Jeff Bennett (phlegmatic), John Burns (melancholic), Tommy the waiter (eclectic).
  • That '70s Show The Adults: Red (choleric), Kitty (melancholic), Bob (sanguine), Midge (phlegmatic), and Leo (eclectic).
  • That's So Raven: Tanya and Eddie (choleric), Chelsea (melancholic), Victor (phlegmatic), Raven (sanguine), and Cory (eclectic).
  • 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).
  • 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 (eclectic).
    • Other characters: Herb (phlegmatic), Mia (melancholic), Dr. Freeman (leukine), and Lyndsey (choleric).
  • Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy (Sanguine), Titus (Melancholic), Jacqueline (Choleric), and Lillian (Phlegmatic).
  • United States of Tara: Tara and her three alters. T. is Sanguine, Alice is Phlegmatic, and Buck is Choleric to Tara's Melancholic base personality.
  • The Vampire Diaries: Elena and Matt (eclectic), Stefan (melancholic), Damon and Tyler (choleric), Bonnie and Jeremy (phlegmatic), and Caroline (sanguine).
  • Victorious: Trina (choleric), Jade (melancholic), Tori (phlegmatic), and Cat (sanguine).
  • V.I.P.: Natasha (melancholic), Nikki (choleric), Quick (sanguine), Kay (phlegmatic), and Val (eclectic).
  • 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 (eclectic).
    • The daughters and daughter-in-law of John and Olivia: Mary Ellen (choleric), Erin (melancholic), Elizabeth (sanguine), and Cindy (phlegmatic).
  • The West Wing: President Josiah Bartlet (sanguine), Leo McGarry (eclectic), Toby Ziegler (melancholic), Josh Lyman and C. J. Gregg (choleric), Sam Seaborn (phlegmatic)
  • Welcome Back, Kotter's Sweathogs: Freddy Washington (phlegmatic), Vinnie Barbarino (melancholic), Arnold Horshack (sanguine), and Juan Epstein (choleric), and Gabe Kotter (eclectic).
  • When Calls the Heart
    • The four members of the two main couples from seasons 1-5 make it work perfectly:
    • Rosemary La Veaux Coulter (SANGUINE- 100% SANGUINE! Bubbly, outgoing, excitable, cheerful, and daring)
    • Jack Thornton (MELANCHOLIC- deep, thoughtful, introspective, sensitive, caring)
    • Elizabeth Thatcher Thornton (CHOLERIC- confident, good leadership skills, strong, independent, stubborn)
    • Lee Coulter (PHLEGMATIC- kind, compassionate, loving, easygoing, patient, and gracious)
    • Some other adult characters from around town fit into these four categories too (characters still on the show as of the start of season 7): Abigail Stanton (mostly phlegmatic with a touch of sanguine), Bill Avery (choleric/melancholic blend), Henry Gowen (also, choleric/melancholic blend), Jesse Flynn (sanguine), Clara Stanton (melancholic/phlegmatic blend), Dr. Carson Shepherd (melancholic), Faith Carter (phlegmatic), Florence Blakely (choleric), Molly Sullivan (melancholic), Michael Hickam (melancholic/phlegmatic), Julie Thornton (sanguine), Tom Thornton (sanguine), Ned Yost (phlegmatic)
    • Past adult characters fit too: Pastor Frank Hogan (melancholic), Dottie Ramsey (sanguine), Cat Montgomery (phlegmatic/melancholic blend), Charles Kensington (melancholic), Ray Wyatt (choleric), AJ Foster (choleric/sanguine), Katie Yost (phlegmatic), Murphy Mc Bride (sanguine),
    • Season 6 newcomers: Lucas Bouchard (eclectic, but probably slightly more sanguine than anything else), Nathan Grant (melancholic), Fiona Miller (sanguine/phlegmatic)
    • It works at the child/teenage level too: Robert (sanguine), Cody Stanton (melancholic), Opal (sanguine/phlegmatic), Hattie (choleric), Harper (phelgmatic/sanguine), Allie Grant (sanguine), Phillip Cantrell (melancholic), Timmy Lawson (melancholic/phlegmatic), Gabe Montgomery (choleric/melancholic), Miles Montgomery (phlegmatic/sanguine), Emily Montgomery (sanguine), James Fermont (sanguine/choleric).
  • 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 & Grace: Will (melancholic), Grace (phlegmatic), Jack (sanguine), and Karen (choleric).
  • 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 (eclectic).
  • The Wire: From Season 4: Randy (sanguine), Namond (choleric), Dukie (phlegmatic) and Michael (melancholic).
  • Wizards of Waverly Place:
    • The Russo family: Alex (choleric), Justin (melancholic), Max (sanguine), Jerry (phlegmatic)
    • Other characters: Mr. Laritate (choleric), Mason (melancholic), Harper (phlegmatic), Zeke (sanguine), and Professor Crumbs (eclectic).
  • The Wonder Years: Jack Arnold (melancholic), Norma (phlegmatic), Kevin (sanguine), Wayne (choleric), and Karen (eclectic).
    • 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 (melancholic), Dana Scully (phlegmatic), John Doggett (choleric), and Monica Reyes (sanguine).
  • The Young Ones: Vyvyan (choleric), Neil (melancholic), Mike (phlegmatic), and Rick (sanguine).

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