Entertainment The Most Awkward TV Characters  

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List Rules Vote up your favorite awkward/offbeat/unusual characters.

Let's take a few minutes to give a shoutout to all the awkward people out there. While some characters are all about being outgoing, these characters tend to constantly find themselves in uncomfortable situations. Whether they’re introverts, quiet, or simply unaware of social norms, they’re known for always saying the wrong thing at the wrong time.

From clumsiness to social ineptitude, this list includes all of the extremely awkward characters on TV. Whether you think super smart Sheldon Cooper from The Big Bang Theory is the most awkward or believe that distinction should go to little miss Tina Belcher from Bob’s Burgers, make your voice heard by voting up your favorite awkward characters.

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Tina Belcher is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Awkward TV Characters
Bob's Burgers
Tina, a character on the American animated TV show "Bob's Burgers", is the Belcher family's "first pancake," in that the 13-year-old high schooler is a bundle of nerves and ...more
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Ross Geller is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Awkward TV Characters
Friends
Ross Eustace Geller, Ph.D. is a fictional character from the NBC sitcom Friends, portrayed by David Schwimmer. Ross is the smartest member of the group and is noted for his goofy, lovable ...more
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Kevin Arnold is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Awkward TV Characters
The Wonder Years
Kevin Arnold is a fictional character from the 1988 TV series The Wonder Years.
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Larry David is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Awkward TV Characters
Curb Your Enthusiasm, Larry David: Curb Your Enthusiasm
Larry David is the fictional character from the TV series Curb Your Enthusiasm.
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8 4
Seth Cohen is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Awkward TV Characters
The O.C.
Seth Ezekiel Cohen is a fictional character on the FOX television series The O.C., portrayed by Adam Brody. Seth is one of the "core four" characters on The O.C. alongside Ryan Atwood, ...more
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Sheldon Cooper is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Awkward TV Characters
The Big Bang Theory
Dr. Sheldon Lee Cooper is a fictional character on the CBS television series The Big Bang Theory, portrayed by actor Jim Parsons. Parsons won an Emmy Award in 2010 for this role. A Caltech ...more
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Hannah Horvath is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Awkward TV Characters
Girls
Hannah Horvath is a fictional character from the 2012 tv series Girls.
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7 4
Tobias Fünke is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Awkward TV Characters
Arrested Development, Arrested Development, Arrested Development
Tobias Fünke is a fictional character from the television series Arrested Development.
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5 2
Maurice Moss is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Awkward TV Characters
The IT Crowd
Maurice Moss is a fictional character from the TV series The IT Crowd.
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4 1
Jenna Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Awkward TV Characters
Awkward.
Jenna Hamilton is a fictional character from the teen comedy television series Awkward., which airs on MTV in the United States. The character was created by series' producer Lauren Iungerich, ...more
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Michael Scott is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Awkward TV Characters
The Office
Michael Gary Scott is a fictional character in NBC's The Office, portrayed by Steve Carell and based on David Brent from the original British version of the program. Michael is the central ...more
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George Michael Bluth is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Awkward TV Characters
Arrested Development, Arrested Development, Arrested Development
George Michael Bluth (born November 2, 1990) is a shy, reserved Bluth secretly in love with his cousin. He is portrayed by Michael Cera and appears in 67 episodes of Arrested Development.
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Angela Chase is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Awkward TV Characters
My So-Called Life
Angela Chase is a fifteen-year-old female who is a sophomore at Liberty High School. She is the daughter of Graham and Patty Chase. She appears in all 19 episodes and narrates all but two.
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Kirk Gleason is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Awkward TV Characters
Gilmore Girls
Kirk Gleason is a fictional character from the TV series Gilmore Girls.
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Milhouse Van Houten is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Awkward TV Characters
The Simpsons, The Simpsons Movie, Do the Bartman
Milhouse Mussolini Van Houten is a character featured in the animated television series The Simpsons, voiced by Pamela Hayden. He is Bart Simpson's best friend in Mrs. Krabappel's fourth grade ...more
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Spencer Reid is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Awkward TV Characters
Criminal Minds
Dr. Spencer Reid is a fictional character from the CBS crime drama Criminal Minds, portrayed by Matthew Gray Gubler. Reid is a genius with an IQ of 187 and can read 20,000 words per minute with ...more
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2 1
Liz Lemon is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Awkward TV Characters
30 Rock
Elizabeth Miervaldis "Liz" Lemon is the main character of the American television series 30 Rock. She created and writes for the fictional comedy-sketch show The Girlie Show or TGS ...more
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Phil Dunphy is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Awkward TV Characters
Modern Family
Phil Dunphy is a fictional character from the 2009 comedy TV series Modern Family
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2 2
Cristina Yang is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Awkward TV Characters
Grey's Anatomy, Grey's Anatomy
Cristina Yang, M.D., Ph.D., is a fictional character from the medical drama television series Grey's Anatomy, which airs on the American Broadcasting Company in the United States. The character ...more
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2 4
Daria Morgendorffer is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Awkward TV Characters
Beavis and Butt-head, Daria, Is It Fall Yet?
Daria Morgendorffer is a fictional animated character from MTV's animated series Beavis and Butt-head and its spin-off Daria. She was voiced in both incarnations by Tracy Grandstaff. In 2002, ...more