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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
29,821 16,498
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

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2
25,732 16,886
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
27,861 7,960
Joffrey Baratheon is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
Joffrey Baratheon Game of Thrones, A Song of Ice and Fire

4
19,021 12,049
Barney is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
Barney Barney & Friends

5
19,575 7,627
Caillou is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
Deemax added Caillou Caillou, Caillou's Holiday Movie

6
11,874 11,182
Samuel
Samuel "Screech" Powers Saved By The Bell

7
14,969 13,202
Scrappy-Doo is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
Scrappy-Doo Scooby Doo

8
9,801 6,792
Cousin Oliver is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
Cousin Oliver The Brady Bunch

9
7,984 7,012
Janice Hosenstein is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
MobyWaller added Janice Hosenstein Friends

10
16,081 7,875
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
12,989 11,187
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
10,122 10,691
Darth Vader is listed (or ranked) 12 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

13
7,157 9,885
Steve Urkel is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
Steve Urkel Family Matters

14
8,857 6,142
Dora is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
Dora the Explorer Dora the Explorer

15
19,128 3,133
Honey Boo Boo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
Honey Boo Boo Scary Movie 5

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16
8,495 6,996
Kimmy Gibbler is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
Kimmy Gibbler Full House

17
7,268 4,800
Rico Suave is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
Rico Suave Hannah Montana

18
14,719 2,950
Dolores Umbridge is listed (or ranked) 18 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

19
6,781 5,675
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
5,982 4,041
Nellie Olson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
Nellie Olson Little House On The Prarie

21
9,619 5,172
Skyler White is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
PeteBoyle added Skyler White Breaking Bad

22
6,749 4,067
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
6,967 4,513
Prince Hans is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
Prince Hans Frozen

24
5,043 6,681
Fran Fine is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
Fran Fine The Nanny

25
7,287 5,113
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
5,563 6,866
Derek Zoolander is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
Mistica added Derek Zoolander Zoolander

27
5,093 3,601
Dawson Leery is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
Dawson Leery Dawson's Creek

28
5,975 5,685
Ross Geller is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
MobyWaller added Ross Geller Friends

29
8,081 7,336
Flo is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
Flo Progressive Insurance Ad

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30
4,898 4,560
Biff Tannen is listed (or ranked) 30 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

31
5,275 4,590
Nicky is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
Little Nicky Little Nicky

32
4,439 3,319
Pat is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
Pat It's Pat, SNL

33
4,620 5,109
Mr. Freeze is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
Mr. Freeze Batman Franchise

34
4,822 4,054
Wendy Torrance is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
Mistica added Wendy Torrance The Shining

35
8,174 1,700
The Annoying Orange is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
Apocalypse added The Annoying Orange

36
3,988 3,892
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
5,131 5,014
Elmo is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
TJSlipperman added Elmo Sesame Street, Cinderelmo, The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland

38
5,166 4,528
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
4,545 3,371
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
4,421 4,576
Meredith Grey is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
ChangesDownClub added Meredith Grey Grey's Anatomy, Grey's Anatomy

41
3,176 3,422
Snarf is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
Snarf ThunderCats, ThunderCats, ThunderCats

42
4,212 2,946
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43
3,559 2,829
Izzie Stevens is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
Izzie Stevens Grey's Anatomy, Grey's Anatomy

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44
3,578 3,031
Ally McBeal is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
Ally McBeal Ally McBeal

45
3,058 2,272
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
4,762 4,207
Sam Witwicky is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
Sam Witwicky Transformers

47
3,674 5,888
Ruby Rhod is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
Ruby Rhod The Fifth Element

48
4,549 3,554
Theon Greyjoy is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
Theon Greyjoy Game of Thrones, A Song of Ice and Fire

49
4,327 3,357
Newman is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
CraigAlarm added Newman Seinfeld

50
3,374 3,265
The Cable Guy is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
Mistica added The Cable Guy The Cable Guy