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List Rules Only characters from TV and Movies, please.

You know them. You hate them. Honestly, I don't even know why these characters exist. Did someone think they were funny? Maybe adorable? Seriously? Like fingernails on a chalkboard, these annoying characters take teeth-gritting perseverance and expert channel-switching to avoid. Usually an attempt at comic relief, these are the characters you can't even love to hate. You just hate them.

Who is the most annoying movie or TV character of all time? We may never know. But this list will help us get a step closer (and let you know which movies and shows to avoid). Do annoying movie characters like Jar Jar Binks make Star Wars not worth watching? Maybe not. But we definitely won't be seeing any spinoff sequels starring the annoying little guy.

Is Barney the most annoying TV character ever? Or do you hate Screech more? No one can blame you for finding these characters obnoxious and terrible, but to crown the worst offender, you've got to make your voice heard. Vote for the MOST annoying characters, rank them as you see fit... and be sure to add any that are missing. After you are done, head over and vote on the most annoying kid characters in pop culture history.

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1
30,262 16,725
Jar Jar Binks is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
Jar Jar Binks Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones, Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

2
26,225 17,043
Bella Swan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
Bella Swan Twilight, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2, New Moon

3
19,363 12,193
Barney is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
Barney Barney & Friends

4
28,231 8,084
Joffrey Baratheon is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
Joffrey Baratheon Game of Thrones, A Song of Ice and Fire

5
12,065 11,315
Samuel
Samuel "Screech" Powers Saved By The Bell

6
19,838 7,741
Caillou is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
Deemax added Caillou Caillou, Caillou's Holiday Movie

7
15,252 13,348
Scrappy-Doo is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
Scrappy-Doo Scooby Doo

8
9,978 6,864
Cousin Oliver is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
Cousin Oliver The Brady Bunch

9
8,168 7,115
Janice Hosenstein is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
MobyWaller added Janice Hosenstein Friends

10
16,324 7,998
Edward Cullen is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
TracyObasi added Edward Cullen The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2, Twilight, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1

11
13,219 11,337
Jacob Black is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
PeteBoyle added Jacob Black The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2, Twilight

12
7,327 10,005
Steve Urkel is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
Steve Urkel Family Matters

13
10,330 10,890
Darth Vader is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
Anakin Skywalker Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi

14
19,480 3,195
Honey Boo Boo is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
Honey Boo Boo Scary Movie 5

The Greatest Animated Disney Villains

15
9,071 6,238
Dora is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
Dora the Explorer Dora the Explorer

16
8,652 7,095
Kimmy Gibbler is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
Kimmy Gibbler Full House

17
15,053 3,007
Dolores Umbridge is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
Dolores Umbridge Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part I, J.K. Rowling: A Year in the Life, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

18
7,375 4,875
Rico Suave is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
Rico Suave Hannah Montana

19
6,886 5,772
Miley Stewart is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
WarrenMitchell added Miley Stewart Hannah Montana, Hannah Montana and Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert, Hannah Montana: The Movie

20
9,789 5,258
Skyler White is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
PeteBoyle added Skyler White Breaking Bad

21
6,117 4,093
Nellie Olson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
Nellie Olson Little House On The Prarie

The Best Music Movies

22
6,904 4,129
Buzz McCallister is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
Buzz McAllister Home Alone 4, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, Home Alone

23
7,134 4,582
Prince Hans is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
Prince Hans Frozen

24
5,144 6,787
Fran Fine is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
Fran Fine The Nanny

25
7,447 5,191
Carrie Bradshaw is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
Carrie Bradshaw Sex and the City

26
5,678 6,987
Derek Zoolander is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
Mistica added Derek Zoolander Zoolander

27
8,180 7,419
Flo is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
Flo Progressive Insurance Ad

28
5,188 3,661
Dawson Leery is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
Dawson Leery Dawson's Creek

The Best Disney Princesses

29
6,112 5,796
Ross Geller is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
MobyWaller added Ross Geller Friends

30
4,907 4,132
Wendy Torrance is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
Mistica added Wendy Torrance The Shining

31
8,414 1,736
The Annoying Orange is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
Apocalypse added The Annoying Orange

32
5,241 5,098
Elmo is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
TJSlipperman added Elmo Sesame Street, Cinderelmo, The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland

33
5,013 4,623
Biff Tannen is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
Biff Tannen Back to the Future, Back to the Future Part III, Back to the Future Part II

34
5,391 4,664
Nicky is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
Little Nicky Little Nicky

35
4,522 3,372
Pat is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
Pat It's Pat, SNL

Mythical Creatures That Were Found in Real Life

36
4,063 3,937
Willie Scott is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
Willie Scott Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Indiana Jones franchise

37
4,676 5,205
Mr. Freeze is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
Mr. Freeze Batman Franchise

38
5,287 4,598
Pee-wee Herman is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
ChangesDownClub added Pee-wee Herman Pee-wee's Playhouse, Pee-wee's Big Adventure, The Pee-wee Herman Show

39
4,625 3,433
Mutt Williams is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
Mutt Williams Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Indiana Jones franchise

40
4,318 3,001
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phoebelouise added The Cat in the Hat The Cat in the Hat (Movie)

41
3,641 2,875
Izzie Stevens is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
Izzie Stevens Grey's Anatomy, Grey's Anatomy

42
4,498 4,662
Meredith Grey is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
ChangesDownClub added Meredith Grey Grey's Anatomy, Grey's Anatomy

The Best Actors in Film History

43
3,226 3,470
Snarf is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
Snarf ThunderCats, ThunderCats, ThunderCats

44
3,646 3,069
Ally McBeal is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
Ally McBeal Ally McBeal

45
3,116 2,311
Seven Wanker is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
sluaghhh added Seven Wanker Married with Children

46
4,838 4,283
Sam Witwicky is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
Sam Witwicky Transformers

47
3,747 5,977
Ruby Rhod is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
Ruby Rhod The Fifth Element

48
2,914 2,186
Hornswoggle is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
PeteBoyle added Hornswoggle WWE

49
4,420 3,423
Newman is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
CraigAlarm added Newman Seinfeld

50
4,630 3,624
Theon Greyjoy is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
Theon Greyjoy Game of Thrones, A Song of Ice and Fire