Entertainment The Sassiest Characters In TV History  

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List Rules Vote 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 super entertaining television!

From Karen Walker to Titus Andromedon, these sassy characters are known for bringing the heat. They’re not afraid to speak their mind - even if it means offending everyone around them. 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? We’ll let you decide.

Vote up your favorite sassy TV characters to see which character out sasses them all!

Karen Walker is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Sassiest Characters In TV History
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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! 

Appears In: Will & Grace

Played By: Megan Mullally

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#19 on The Greatest Breakout Characters in TV History

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#1 on Fictional Characters Named Karen

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Sophia Petrillo is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Sassiest Characters In TV History
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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! 

Appears In: The Golden Girls, The Golden Palace

Played By: Estelle Getty

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#18 on Favorite TV Moms of All Time

#22 on The Funniest TV Characters of All Time

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#6 on The Best TV Characters of the '80s

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Samantha Jones is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Sassiest Characters In TV History
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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.

Appears In: Sex and the City, Sex and the City 2, Sex and the Matrix, Sex and the City

Played By: Kim Cattrall

Also Ranked

#92 on The Funniest Female TV Characters

#46 on The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows

#6 on The Biggest Pimps In Television History

#10 on The Greatest Perpetually Single Women in TV History

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Donna Meagle is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Sassiest Characters In TV History
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4 29 VOTES

On Parks and Recreation, Donna Meagle comes off as the most normal and most together character on the show, but she isn't one to hold back an opinion on what's going on around their offices. Donna also allows herself to be a little outlandish every now and then whenever her and Tom Haverford decide it's time to TREAT YO SELF! 

Appears In: Parks and Recreation

Played By: Retta

Also Ranked

#9 on The Best Parks and Recreation Characters

#5 on Fictional Characters Named Donna

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