So once in a while, there comes a character with a certain degree of hatefulness. The kind of guy who leaves you holding the rope while he goes off to do something more entertaining. The kind of guy who will rob you and then expect full support for the next two weeks. You know the type.
But don’t you just love them anyway? Maybe it’s the maternal instinct in me, just crying out to be loved and left, but quite a few of these come to mind.
On Futurama, Bender smokes, drinks, gambles, has cut his friend’s throat on at least one occasion, and robbed from his own crew. Oh yes, and he’d gladly call for the death of all humans as long as he could spend as much time looking at robot porn as possible. But he’s by far the funniest character on the show…AND you can’t help but like him, in spite of everything.
Also, George Costanza on Seinfeld is another. You know…“It’s not a lie if you believe it!” and yet he’s so entertaining. Practically kills off his own fiancee and tries to capitalize off it–but still funny.
Okay…any others that you guys have noticed?