Originally consisting of repetitive characters and banal laugh tracks, sitcoms have evolved into an extremely effective source of entertainment now-a-days. According to me, they are the greatest medication for stress ever invented. After a hectic day of work, a 20-25 minute episode feels like a gentle caress of joy to the soul. Sitcoms teleport us into the world of their characters; these characters could be part of a quirky family or some hedonistic group of friends. Through the ages, these characters have endowed us with some of the most memorable moments ever broadcast on television.
Ranging from slightly quirky to downright eccentric, they have left an indelible mark on our memory and even a hint of their thought stirs up a feeling of gentle nostalgia in our hearts. So, let’s chart down some of these iconic characters that over the years have become one of the permanent members of our life. Here’s the list of top sitcom characters ever. Honorable Mentions: Liz Lemon, Cosmo Kramer, Joey Tribbiani, Ari Gold, Abed Nadir, Rick Sanchez.
8. Andy Dwyer (Parks and Recreation)
Andy is a fictional character appearing on the cult TV show parks and recreation; he was portrayed by Chris Pratt, whose performance on the show catapulted him into super-stardom. Originally signed up temporarily and for a few episodes, his stint became permanent because of the universal acclaim his character received. Andy was dim-witted, similar to friend’s Joey, and was extremely like-able and humorous. Chris Pratt was memorable both as Andy and as the alter egos of Andy (i.e. Johnny Karate and Inspector Burt Macklin).
7. Phil Dunphy (Modern Family)
Phil Dunphy, portrayed by the enigmatic Ty Burrel, is Modern Family’s breakout character. Although the show packs more hysterical characters like Cameroon and Gloria, it is Phil whose quotes and pop-philosophies set the internet rolling. Here is my favorite Phil quote- “When life gives you lemonade, make lemons. Life will be all like whaaaaat?”