- The guy who goes against specific orders or just common sense to jeopardizes the life of his family or a whole bunch of other people or even the entire human race, to save a family pet, or even just some kind of stupid object like a teddy bear or whatever. (What’s the deal with Americans and their pets anyway?) He often makes a show in doomsday themed movies. And the guy giving the orders is always evil, and the one breaking them always good. And of course it always turns out well. I think it reflects some kind of American lone ranger kinda ideal. In any case I think he should be taken out and shot.
Observed in Independence Day, 2012, Dante’s Peak, Armageddon.
- The guy who has no suggestions of his own but rails and nags at the other guy who tries to make some hard decisions in difficult circumstances.
The old guy in The Walking Dead who fortunately was killed. Some characters in Lost.
- The wife-husband combo where the man is reduced to some kind of grown baby which usually has some silly pet projects in his garage but otherwise has nothing to say and which the wife just overbearingly shakes her head at.
A lot of commercials for some reason. Also sitcoms.
- Snotty kids that are supposed to be cute but are really just really fucking stupid and annoying.
The really annoying brat in The Day the Earth Stood Still. Kill him!
- Woody Allen.