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The outrageous character who undermines all of a Sitcom's attempts at verisimilitude (such as they are).

Often, the outrageous character(s) clearly has a key to the residence of the more central characters of the show, since they nearly always show up unannounced and never knock or ring the door bell (see Drop-In Character, Your Door Was Open and Inadvertent Entrance Cue).

The Wacky Guy may also be a Weirdness Magnet, his own strangeness an attractor for other weirdness without being directly responsible for it.

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Contrast Deadpan Snarker, although they can be combined. Compare Fun Personified, Cloudcuckoolander, The Ditz. May be behind the Zany Scheme.


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  • Batty Koda from FernGully.
  • Mack in Super Troopers, who pulls off the more outlandish shenanigans (impersonating a carjacker just to freak out some stoned teenagers, and volunteering to be the test subject for a bullet-proof jockstrap).

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Alternative Title(s): The Wacky Guy

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