The Most Lovable TV Alcoholics 

Allison Robinson
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"The problem with some people is that when they aren't drunk they're sober."

   --William Butler Yeats.

These are some of our favorite, most lovable TV drunks. Famous drunks: cartoon characters, ad men, a shoe salesman, even a kindergarten teacher – they are all proof that it's OK to enjoy the results of a good fermentation process. This list of alcoholic TV characters includes some of the greatest TV characters of all time, because hey, boozehounds are people too. Vote for your favorite drunk TV characters and see if you recognize all of the TV alcoholics on this list. 
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"Beer: The cause of, and solution to, all of life's problems." --Homer Simpson

Homer was the original cartoon drunk (well, the first one with his own show). He consumes so much beer that his bartender, Moe, is a regular character and his favorite brew, Duff's, is probably better known to some than his perpetual infantile daughter's name (seriously, people never remember it).

"I've figured out an alternative to giving up my beer. Basically, we become a family of traveling acrobats." When the Simpsons are low on money and have to cut back on things like beer.

"I like my beer cold... my TV loud... and my homosexuals flaming."

"Now son, you don't want to drink beer. That's for Daddies, and kids with fake IDs."

"I would kill everyone in this room for a drop of sweet beer."

DOUGH... the stuff...that buys me beer...
RAY..... the guy that sells me beer...
ME...... the guy... who drinks the beer,
FAR..... the distance to my beer
SO...... I think I'll have a beer...
LA...... La la la la la la beer
TEA..... no thanks, I'm drinking beer...
That will bring us back to...(Looks into an empty glass)
--Homer J. Simpson

Series: The Simpsons

Actor: Dan Castellaneta

Occupation: Nuclear Safety Inspector

Episode: Donnie Fatso

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Bender from "Futurama" not only loves smoking, drinking, gambling, and treating others like crap, but the circuits of his robot body are LITERALLY fueled by alcohol.

To add to the point, his name is BENDER. As in, going on a Bender. We actually just recently put that together.

Bender's pretty much miserable when he doesn't get to drink, a true sign of an alcoholic, and often says things such as, "What kind of party is this? There's no booze and only one hooker."

Much like the majority of the people on this list, he's mostly a piece of crap, but we love him because like most TV alcoholics, we don't have to be around him and he makes us laugh.

Series: Futurama

Actor: John DiMaggio

Occupation: Thief

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Peter Griffin loves beer, just like Homer Simpson. He's fat with three kids, one of them a baby, and has a wife that is WAY too hot for him. Griffin, not unlike Simpson, also enjoys a good pint of beer at his local pub with his friends after work.

A lot.

He even built a lounge in his basement so that he'd never have to leave the house to drink and so that he and his friends could give a new meaning to the term 'regular' at their local bar. Like all great TV drunks, Peter's wife Lois tries to discourage his excessive beer consumption to no avail. In fact, Peter awakens one morning after a particularly grueling night to find himself asleep on his kitchen table with his family eating breakfast around him.

In one great episode, Peter (ala Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) learns that his favorite brewery, Pawtucket Pat's, has hidden 'golden tickets' in five cases of their beer and the winners get to tour the factory and drink to their B.A.L.s reach previously unregistered heights. Peter drinks and drinks until he finds his golden ticket and soon gets to enter a mystical world of malty and hoppy deliciousness.

Series: Family Guy

Actor: Seth MacFarlane

Occupation: Office Worker

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TV's most beer-crazed lovable teddy bear, Norm Peterson is a man of few words but with a strong appetite for the brew. This show takes place in a bar... AND HE IS ALWAYS THERE.

Watch the video to the left to see Norm and Cliff sing some sparkling renditions of "Lollipop."


SAM: What do you know there, Norm?
NORM: How to sit. How to drink. Want to quiz me?

SAM: What'd you like, Normie?
NORM: A reason to live. Give me another beer.

WOODY: How's it going, Mr. Peterson?
NORM: Poor.
WOODY: I'm sorry to hear that.
NORM: No, I mean pour.

WOODY: How would a beer feel, Mr. Peterson?
NORM: Pretty nervous if I was in the room.

SAM: What's new, Normie?
NORM: Terrorists, Sam. They've taken over my stomach and they're demanding beer.

WOODY: What's going on, Mr. Peterson?
NORM: The question is what's going in Mr. Peterson? A beer please, Woody.

WOODY: Hey, Mr. Peterson, what's up?
NORM: The warranty on my liver.

COACH: What would you say to a beer, Normie?
NORM: Daddy wuvs you.

Series: Cheers

Actor: George Wendt

Lovable or not?