Quarantine got you down? Well, at least you aren’t cooped up with Sheldon Cooper for the next couple of weeks, right?
There are plenty of reasons to count our blessings — and yes, that includes being able to social distance ourselves from The Big Bang Theory‘s resident (and yes, fictional!) narcissist. In fact, there are many TV characters we’re thankful to not be shacked up with… 20, to be exact.
Since each of these characters has his or her own unique brand of irksome qualities, it was tough to rank them from mildly tolerable to completely exasperating… but we did it anyway! This list has it all from prattling Minnesotans (The Golden Girls‘ Rose Nylund) to the hygienically challenged (#SorryNotSorry, Broad City‘s Bevers). Also, we’re 100-percent sure that absolutely no one wants to be roughing it with Hannibal Lecter. Ever. (Lest they wind up eyeballed like Seinfeld‘s golden, buttered Kramer.)
To be clear: We aren’t saying these characters are unlikable or devoid of any value (although some of them are!). Poor Screech from Saved by the Bell wouldn’t hurt a fly; we’d just need to indulge his oddities in very small doses.
See which characters made our list in the attached gallery (or click here for direct access) and then tell us your picks in the Comments below!
Where’s Kimmy Gibbler?
Oh my gosh, yes! I assumed she’d be in the number 1 spot. Horrible, just horrible. I’d also hate to be stuck with Jean Ralphio and his sister Monalisa from Parks and Recreation.
Oh snap, I would love to be stuck with Jean Ralphio and Mona Lisa. Of course, I would end up murdering them, but they would be insanely entertaining for a while amidst all this boredom.
Rose Nylund is caring and thoughtful despite her boring St. Olaf stories.
Grouchy Smurf loves Baby Smurf and Smurfy pleasures like Smurfberry jam, although he’d not admit it.
I’d hate to be stuck with Newman from Seinfeld, Archie Bunker from All in the Family, Tracy Jordan or Angie from 30 Rock, Marie Barone from Everybody Loves Raymond, or Ted Baxter from The Mary Tyler Moore Show
Jeffster from Chuck, Joe Tribiani (he would eat all the food), Charlie from Empty Nest, Vicky the Robot from Small Wonder, Kim Bauer, and Commander Waterford.
Jeffster! Quarantine would just be one long keytar solo.
Louis from Suits
Olivia from L&O SVU
Amy from Big Bang [Sheldon is a charmer by comparison]
Garcia from Criminal Minds
Michele from Gilmore Girls
I co-sign Garcia. I was going to add her to my list but it was getting too long.
Of the shows and characters I know I agree except Rose from GG. I’d rather put up with her St. Olaf stories any day than Dorothy’s sourpuss attitude.
Also Grouchy Smurf. But that’s more because I’m pretty much Grouchy Smurf in human form. Though not as bad. Considering Grouchy Smurf and Grumpy Bear were two of my childhood favorites nobody should have been surprised how I turned out, LMAO.
I’d add to this list:
Dawn from Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Chris Keller from OZ. Though considering he was played by Chris Meloni I can’t blame Beecher for falling under his spell.
Sikozu from Farscape
Rodney from SG:Atlantis
Roland from Schitt’s Creek
The Weeping Angels from Doctor Who. Never found them all that scary but it’s just too much work to keep them at bay.
Rachel Berry from GLEE
Will or Grace from W&G. I think Jack would be a laugh as would Karen as long as there was enough booze or pills around. Though she’d probably have enough on her anyways.
Bev or Darlene from Roseanne
Debbie Gallagher from Shameless
Ana Lucia from Lost
Jackson Avery from Grey’s Anatomy
michaelR from TVLine’s comment section.
I loved the twist ending on here. Also Grouchy and Grumpy Bear being your favorites sounds adorable.
I’d rather be stuck with Joffrey than Hannibal, because I’m pretty sure I could kick Joffrey’s ass or lock him in a room or something. Hannibal would be downright terrifying. And also charming. So even more terrifying. Also I really need to rewatch that show…
Haha yeah. I knew he wouldn’t see it because this isn’t an anti Fox “news” post or something similar. Difference of opinion is fine if you’re civil about it but dude is downright rude and obnoxious. I’d definitely kick his butt and lock him in a closet.
Hannibal is kind of an obvious choice though I do agree with it. It’s just an easy one. In a way Chris Keller from OZ is like a less scarier version of him in some ways. Very seductive but could kill you or have you killed within seconds.
Urgh, yes Rachel Berry!!!!!!
I’m so surprised she didn’t make this list. Honestly she’s usually on a ton of ones like this. I guess her “cute” factor saved her from making it. Dunno. But I’d definitely end up snapping sooner rather than later stuck with her. I’d willingly take Mr Shue or Suga Motta over her.
I disagree with Janice from friends. She would be a good girlfriend.
where is dawson and joey ! spacially compared to jen and pacey
I was looking for someone to call out Dawson. My god. I don’t think I could make it 3 hours.
Janice and Monk? ***raises eyebrow*** You’re kidding, right? Janice might talk a lot, but you’ll never run out of openings for conversations. Monk will bring your house up to well past CDC standards of cleanliness while using you as a sounding board for his latest case.
Forever’s Adam, on the other hand, is a solid “NO” from me. Sure, he has a ton of stories from his travels and adventures. Still, he’s a 2,000-year-old, psychopathic immortal who wouldn’t hesitate to find a way to kill you, make it look like someone else has done it, and escape the quarantine by a quick trip to whatever body of water his rebirth occurs in.
Reality star Donald Trump. You’d have to spend the whole time listening to him finding new ways to blame Barack Obama for the pandemic and everything else that’s wrong with the world.
LOL, amen. We have a winner.
Way to bring Democrat hysteria into an article meant tot be a diversion.
Good choice on Jonad (yes, I meant to spell it that way!)
Going back to parent series, Peter Capaldi as Malcolm Tucker would be a terrible quarantine partner as well.
Harry Crane from Mad Men.
Hooch from Scrubs, because you know…he’s crazy!
Or Ted and his band. That just made me think of his sad version of Love Shack on Cougar Town.
Jean-Ralphio & Tom Haverford from Parks and Rec…I’d never survive.
Meh, I think Tom by himself wouldn’t be so bad.
Thank God! Someone besides me who wonders where on Earth Amunet Black is supposed to be from?
Abby from NCIS would be exhausting to have around all day. And Sarah Sidle from CSI would be depressing beyond belief. Then there’s the entire crew from Criminal Minds – like watching them, but happy they aren’t in my house.
My list would be Gina from B99, host of The Apprentice, Nigel Lythgoe, anyone from Succession and Kim Bauer.
OTOH, put me in with the current cast of B99 (inc Hitchcock and Scully) so long as we have plenty of yoghurt for Terry and a binder and some stationery for Amy. I’d also be fine with the Alvarez’s from ODAAT. Or maybe the Walkers from Brothers and Sisters – it would never be dull and we’d have Nora to dispense amazing advice along with the food. We’d need wine though
I think Ramsey Bolton would be worse than Joffrey. And going way back – I wouldn’t want to trapped with Lenny & Squiggy. Or Eddie Haskell. Or, though God love him, Barney Fife.
Here are a couple I think would be awful to be trapped in quarantine with.
Mozzie from White Collar – there is so many times you can hear that this is a government conspiracy theory or its a conspiracy theory in general.
The Fine family from the Nanny. Their voices may eventually drive you insane just look at when Cece was trapped with Fran in the wine cellar. Plus Sylvia will eat you out of house and Home.
What about a list of characters you’d WANT to be stuck in quarantine w/? Top of my list would be Jess & Nick from new Girl & Jake & Terry from B99. What are your’e?