This thread was inspired by my answer to the other one in this forum about offensive ads. Something I have always found annoying is the Big Dumb Average Guy, who appears in both the sitcoms and ads. This is a very old thing, going all the way back to The Honeymooners, which makes me wonder just how old it really is (perhaps vaudeville?)
Homer Simpson is the current archetype, but it appeared in* The King of Queens*, According to Jim, Home Improvement, and any number of others I can’t think of right now. The corollary to the Big Dumb Average Guy is his Smart Wife, who is always right/always knows best, and is usually more attractive than her husband.
Perhaps I’d be less offended by this if I were not a) a man, and b) bigger than average. But I am.
For tropes that are less personal and not necessarily my gender, I’ve noticed many shows include some version of The Slut, who is usually talking about with whom/when/where/how often they have sex. If the Slut is a man, a reference to being with prostitutes will usually be made sooner or later. As an adult, I can’t seem to find much humor in people who are perpetually disgusting (this would be John Larroquette in Night Court, or the big dude in Wings) or who think his penis/her vagina is a superhighway (Blanche in Golden Girls).