Only Sane Man /
- Central to the style of comedy team Bob & Ray. As neither was a classic Straight Man, they played point/counterpoint between this and the Cloud Cuckoolander instead.
- The Goon Show: Hercules Grytpype-Thynne fills this role, not that this is particularly difficult.
- The Jack Benny Program: Mary was generally the most level-headed character on the show. Jack and the guest stars would fill this role often as well.
- Old Harry's Game: At the start of the show, The Professor is the only major character who isn't completely incompetent and/or a vicious sadist. After he leaves, Edith takes his place.