Fictional Characters The Most Harmless TV Heartthrobs  

Zack Howe
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List Rules Vote up the gorgeous tv heartthrobs who just have, like, NO edge to them.

We all have those crushes on hotties who are just no good for us - your McSteamys, or your Skye Johnsons, or your Spongebobs - but we deserve better. Where are the harmless TV heartthrobs you could bring home to meet your parents? They're all around, actually; you just need to know where to look. Everybody gets so hung up on the bad boys that they don't notice the sweetheart holding back the vomiting girl's hair at the end of the night.

But no more! Today we celebrate the good guys and the sweet girls who won't stomp on your heart. The ones that will treat you right and never give you reason to rue the day you set eyes on them.

While some of these are super creepy in retrospect because they were children at the height of their heartthrobbiness, try to transport yourself back to your childhood so you can see it through a more appropriate lens. Without further ado, here are some dreamy TV characters who are also good people. Be warned, there's actually a spoiler in here for The Flash Season 3 finale...so, be aware. 

Eric Matthews is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Harmless TV Heartthrobs
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Eric Matthews


Show: Boy Meets World

Oh, Eric, you dumb, handsome young man. Eric repped the dumb guy trope on Boy Meets World like nobody else could. And like all handsome dumb guys, he got himself some girls. Everybody loved Eric - even Feeny had a thing for him! But for all that, Eric was a kind, caring, and supportive brother and son. Even when he packed on a few in the later years, the girls still loved him!

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#16 on The Greatest Oldest Children in TV History

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Andy Dwyer is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Harmless TV Heartthrobs
Photo: NBC

Show: Parks and Recreation

So Andy was a bit of a buffoon from the get-go, but he was always lovable. And when he stopped drinking beer between Seasons 5 and 6, suddenly he was Studly McStuderson. Now he plays a superhero who has a gratuitous shirtless scene in both of his galactic adventures. Chris Pratt is doing okay for himself.

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#32 on The Best Fictional Characters You'd Leave Your Man For

#2 on The Best Parks and Recreation Characters

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Photo: Fox
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Jessica "Jess" Day


Show: New Girl

Who's that girl? It's Jess! Jessica Day is a total dork, but she's also a total stunner. If you're a fan of New Girl, but somehow not in love with Jess, then you need to get your... diaphragm?... checked. That can't be right... Regardless, girl be making hearts throb!

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#36 on The Best Female Characters on TV Right Now

#39 on Who Is The Most Famous Fictional Character From Your State?

#39 on The Funniest Female TV Characters

#21 on Current TV Characters You Would Want to Be BFFs With

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Randy Taylor is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Harmless TV Heartthrobs
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Randy Taylor


Show: Home Improvement

JTT. Enough said, right? Jonathan Taylor Thomas might very well have been THE heartthrob of the '90s. Home Improvement was one of the most popular TV shows of the era, and it's probably because their attractive characters reached a broad demographic, whether it was the Tool Times Girls or Randy Taylor, most viewers were drooling over someone. Home Improvement catapulted JTT to a very successful child-actor career which unfortunately trailed off before too long.

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#19 on The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV

#7 on The Greatest Middle Children in TV History

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