People Are Sharing Movie And TV Characters Who Influenced Their Sense Of Humor

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Vote up the best influences on someone's humor.

Few people's humor is wholly original and a lot of it usually comes from the movies and TV they watched growing up. These Redditors are admitting which characters they stole the humor from and adopted into their own life.


  • Greg House From 'House M.D.'
    Photo: Fox

    From Redditor u/TheRealMontaLoa:

    I was a bit too old by the time I watched House for him to influence the development of my humor, but he definitely reinforced what I already had. Such a great series.

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    Shawn Spencer And Burton Guster From 'Psych'

    From Redditor u/LOLROW:

    Shawn Spencer and Burton Guster.

    From Redditor u/bombadsoggylad:

    Whether I'm deliberately pronouncing a word horribly wrong or ignorantly doing so, the best response to someone's correction is, 'I've heard it both ways.'

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    Any Leslie Nielsen Character

    From Redditor u/Pim_Jickens1811:

    Frank Drebin from Naked Gun. Or any character that is played by Leslie Nielsen really.

    From Redditor u/Noob_DM:

    A good 30% of my humor is from Airplane! alone, so much so that every person who I show it to always says 'that was very you' or 'I see how it’s your favorite movie' or something along those lines.

  • From Redditor u/Pellem01:

    Unbelievable how much I had to scroll to find an Arrested Development character, Micheal Bluth here and I love to say 'I've made a huge mistake' out loud.

  • Sterling Archer From 'Archer'
    Photo: FX

    From Redditor u/OmnivorousNeophiliac:

    I'd have come up with Archer earlier but the only thing I've had today is some whiskey and like three gummy bears.

    From Redditor u/ScottPop52:

    Whenever someone incidentally tees me up for an inappropriate joke, 'See... how I just let that go by. Look at me. I am the perfect gentleman.'

  • Liz Lemon From '30 Rock'
    Photo: NBC

    From Redditor u/rolladex:

    As a millennial woman, my entire personality is based off of Liz Lemon.

    From Redditor u/propernice:

    When I’m overwhelmed at work I often yell 'I CAN HAVE IT ALL!!' as a reset and then take a few deep breaths before I keep going.