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The Sassiest Characters In TV History

Updated July 25, 2019 1.1k votes 180 voters 5.2k views21 items

List RulesVote up your favorite characters who are known for bringing the sass.

What does it mean to be sassy? For starters, you need to be uninhibited, bold, and extremely lively. These sassy TV characters have all those traits and then some. Sometimes their sass is seen as a positive trait, and sometimes it’s a detriment, but either way, it makes for some entertaining television!

From Karen Walker to Titus Andromedon, these sassy characters from TV shows are known for bringing the heat. They’re not afraid to speak their mind - even if it means offending everyone around them. 

From stubborn TV characters like Gloria Delgado-Pritchett to strong female characters like Peggy Carter and Leslie Knope, the people on this list certainly make for some sassy TV.

Is Sophia Petrillo from The Golden Girls the undisputed queen of sass, or does that honor go to Samantha Jones from Sex and the City? Check out this list of sassy TV show characters, where we’ll let you decide.

Vote up your favorites from this list of sassy TV characters to see which one out sasses them all!

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  • Karen Walker
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    Karen Walker is kind of a loose cannon on Will & Grace. She isn't shy about saying what she's thinking and is very vocal when she doesn't care for something - even when it's just something Grace is wearing. She also commands any room she walks into. She is sass personified! 

    Memorable quote: "They're like Siamese twins who are joined at their boring personalities."

    • Appears In: Will & Grace
    • Played By: Megan Mullally
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  • Sophia Petrillo
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    The Golden Girls was a show full of a sassy characters but none of them were as sassy as Sophia Petrillo. The mother of Dorothy Zbornak was never shy about expressing what she thought to anyone, even the other girls she lived with! Though Dorothy had a sharp tongue of her own, Sophia definitely showed you where Dorothy got it from! 

    Memorable quote: "Have I given you any indication at all that I care?"

    • Appears In: The Golden Girls, The Golden Palace
    • Played By: Estelle Getty
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  • Samantha Jones
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    Each main character from Sex and the City has their role, and Samantha Jones is definitely the sassy one! She uses that sass to make the cattiest of comments when out with her friends, which comes from her experience and wisdom that is hidden underneath all the sass.

    Memorable quote: "I'm done with great love. I'm back to great lovers."

    • Appears In: Sex and the City, Sex and the City 2, Sex and the Matrix, Sex and the City
    • Played By: Kim Cattrall
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  • Gloria Delgado-Pritchett
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    In Modern Family, Gloria has to constantly prove herself to be more than just the trophy wife of her husband Jay. She has to withstand the gawking of men and the snide whispers of women. She holds her ground with anyone who says a stray word about her or her family and she does it in her second language! She's confident in her looks and her intelligence and she has no problem dressing a certain way to get what she wants. 

    Memorable quote: "You’re too funny. I’m gonna share that one with my next husband when we’re spending all your money."

    • Appears In: Modern Family
    • Played By: Sofía Vergara
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