Graveyard Shift The Creepiest Characters in TV History  

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The creepiest characters on television mess with our heads, leave us wondering and stick in our heads for a long time after their respective TV shows air. These are the fictional TV characters we love to hate for one reason or another. They might not be the scariest TV characters in a traditional sense but these are the creepiest characters on our favorite recent TV shows.

Creepy television characters come in all types with each taking creepy to a new and different level. Some don't hide their creepiness, such as Herbert, the suspected pedophile from "Family Guy," or Dexter Morgan, the serial killer/forensic blood splatter analyst from the Showtime series "Dexter." Fans know what to expect from that type of creepy character but often it's the creepers who leave you guessing that are the creepiest TV characters of all.

Take Walter White, the main character in the Emmy Award-winning drama "Breaking Bad." Mr. White was a seemingly harmless family man and high school teacher who "broke bad" and took on an alter ego capable of unspeakable crimes. The uncertainty of the realm of possibility for the character makes him incredibly fascinating and beyond creepy.

The same goes for characters that are highly secretive or not completely explained which opens the doors for all types of creepy. "LOST" fans didn't know what the elusive Smoke Monster was for nearly all six seasons the show aired but it was well established that it was definitely a threat to take seriously.

Whether these creepy TV characters put all their cards on the table and embrace their creepy tendencies or leave fans guessing what they will do next, each offer plenty of food for thought on some of our favorite television shows. Everyone is creeped out by something or other so if we missed your favorite creepy TV character, add him, her or it below.
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Russell Edgington is listed (or ranked) 51 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Russell Edgington True Blood

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Fez is listed (or ranked) 52 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Fez That '70s Show

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Bruce the Performance Artist is listed (or ranked) 53 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History

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Dave Williams is listed (or ranked) 54 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Dave Williams Desperate Housewives

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Leviathan is listed (or ranked) 55 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Leviathan

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The Mad Hatter is listed (or ranked) 56 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
The Mad Hatter

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Ralph Cifaretto is listed (or ranked) 57 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Ralph Cifaretto The Sopranos

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Balki Bartokomous is listed (or ranked) 58 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History

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Vernon Schillinger is listed (or ranked) 59 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History

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Gunther is listed (or ranked) 61 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History

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Pierce Hawthorne is listed (or ranked) 62 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Pierce Hawthorne Community

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Frank Gallagher is listed (or ranked) 63 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Frank Gallagher Shameless, Shameless

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The Riddler is listed (or ranked) 64 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History

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Wilson is listed (or ranked) 65 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Wilson Home Improvement

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Byron
Byron "Buster" Bluth Arrested Development

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Aaron Echolls is listed (or ranked) 67 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Aaron Echolls Veronica Mars

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Charlie Kelly is listed (or ranked) 68 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Charlie Kelly It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

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The Joker is listed (or ranked) 69 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History

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Quentin Collins is listed (or ranked) 70 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Quentin Collins Dark Shadows

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Tootie is listed (or ranked) 71 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Tootie The Fairly OddParents

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Zim is listed (or ranked) 72 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Zim Invader Zim

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Floki is listed (or ranked) 73 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Floki Vikings

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Robert Romano is listed (or ranked) 74 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History

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David Robert Jones is listed (or ranked) 75 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History

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Simon Adebisi is listed (or ranked) 76 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Simon Adebisi Oz

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Señor Ben Chang is listed (or ranked) 77 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Señor Ben Chang Community

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Arthur Spooner is listed (or ranked) 78 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Arthur Spooner The King of Queens

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Alenjandro is listed (or ranked) 79 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Alenjandro Desperate Housewives

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Tracy Jordan is listed (or ranked) 80 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Tracy Jordan 30 Rock

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Richard Belding is listed (or ranked) 81 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Richard Belding Saved by the Bell

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Alpha is listed (or ranked) 82 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History

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Cosmo Kramer is listed (or ranked) 83 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Cosmo Kramer Seinfeld

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Ryan McPoyle is listed (or ranked) 84 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Ryan McPoyle

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Cleveland Brown is listed (or ranked) 85 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Cleveland Brown The Cleveland Show, Family Guy

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Mr. Meeseeks Rick and Morty - Rick and Morty

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Red John is listed (or ranked) 87 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Red John The Mentalist

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Master is listed (or ranked) 88 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History

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Mr. Bean is listed (or ranked) 89 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Mr. Bean Mr. Bean, Mr. Bean

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The Blue Thing is listed (or ranked) 90 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
The Blue Thing Courage the Cowardly Dog

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The Boohbahs is listed (or ranked) 91 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
The Boohbahs Boohbah

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Barney is listed (or ranked) 92 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Barney Barney & Friends

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The Flying Face is listed (or ranked) 93 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
The Flying Face Mulligrubs

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dr.two brains wordgirl

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Jay Jay is listed (or ranked) 95 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Jay Jay Jay Jay the Jet Plane

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The Teletubbies is listed (or ranked) 96 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
The Teletubbies Teletubbies

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Ratafak Platcha is listed (or ranked) 97 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Ratafak Platcha Slniecko

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The Wiggles Puppets is listed (or ranked) 98 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
The Wiggles Puppets The Wiggles

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Nobody is listed (or ranked) 99 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Nobody Sesame Street

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Fred is listed (or ranked) 100 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Fred Courage the Cowardly Dog