Entertainment The Biggest Underdogs In TV History  

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List Rules Cheer on your favorite underdogs by voting them up.

Let’s hear it for the underdogs! What makes a good underdog, you ask? It’s not necessarily the odds they have to face, but how much you want the characters to overcome the obstacles and succeed in the end. Underdog characters on TV can be sad sacks, hopeful optimists, self-driven nerds, or just ordinary people with the cards stacked against them.

The one trait all of these characters have in common is that viewers are always pulling for them! They’re endearing characters and seeing them win every once in a while makes watching their show all the more worth it. From Milhouse van Houten (The Simpsons) to Brick Heck (The Middle) and even Samwell Tarly (Game of Thrones), these are all the characters we love to root for.

So which of these characters are the greatest underdogs of all time? You tell us! Vote up best underdogs and add anyone you think is missing from the list! Maybe an unexpected character will be voted number one - it would be a true underdog story!  

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9 1
Milhouse Van Houten is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Biggest Underdogs In TV History
The Simpsons, The Simpsons Movie, Do the Bartman
2
11 3
Samwell Tarly is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Biggest Underdogs In TV History
Game of Thrones
3
7 2
Arya Stark is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Biggest Underdogs In TV History
Game of Thrones, A Song of Ice and Fire
4
6 2
Detective Charles Boyle is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Biggest Underdogs In TV History
Brooklyn Nine-Nine
5
6 4
Charlie Kelly is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Biggest Underdogs In TV History
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
6
2 1
Amy Farrah Fowler is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Biggest Underdogs In TV History
The Big Bang Theory
7
3 3
Brick Heck is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Biggest Underdogs In TV History
The Middle
8
3 3
Jerry Gergich is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Biggest Underdogs In TV History
Parks and Recreation
9
2 2
Shirley Bennett is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Biggest Underdogs In TV History
Community
10
2 2
Robert Barone is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Biggest Underdogs In TV History
Everybody Loves Raymond
11
4 5
Walter White Jr. is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Biggest Underdogs In TV History
Breaking Bad, Pilot
12
2 3
Charlie Brown is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Biggest Underdogs In TV History
Peanuts
13
1 2
Pam Halpert is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Biggest Underdogs In TV History
The Office
14
1 2
Richard Hendricks is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Biggest Underdogs In TV History
Silicon Valley
15
6 8
Jared Dunn is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Biggest Underdogs In TV History
Jared Dunn Silicon Valley
16
4 6
Ruth Wilder is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Biggest Underdogs In TV History
17
2 4
Eddie Huang is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Biggest Underdogs In TV History
Fresh Off the Boat
18
0 2
Adam Goldberg is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Biggest Underdogs In TV History
The Goldbergs
19
2 5
Phil Miller is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Biggest Underdogs In TV History
The Last Man on Earth
20
1 4
Spence Olchin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Biggest Underdogs In TV History
The King of Queens