TV Squad Ten: TV's biggest tramps

by Kona Gallagher, posted Mar 16th 2009 2:30PM
kate austen lostYou've gotta admit: tramps are fun. Their boozy, often promiscuous antics are the life of any party. Whether you're cheering them on or witnessing their antics with horror, tramps make any situation interesting. The same goes for TV shows. From Blanche DuBois to, well, most of The Real World cast members after season 3 or so, the television landscape has been filled with entertainingly trampy characters.

They may steal your husband, dance on a bar, or just generally leave a path of destruction in their wake. Whatever it is, it's sure to be memorable. For this reason, TV tramps are not to be looked down upon; they are to be revered. So consider this list a tribute: a tribute to TV's biggest tramps. May they never reexamine the path their life has taken.

TV Squad: TV Tramps

    10. Meredith Palmer (Kate Flannery), 'The Office'

    She may drive a mini van, but she's no soccer mom. Meredith has slept with basically everybody within a 15-mile radius of Dunder-Mifflin, but probably doesn't remember half of it. She doesn't give a crap about her job and constantly makes inappropriate passes at her coworkers. She also has no filter and seems to have very little problem telling a documentary crew about the intimate details of her life, and for that, I am grateful.

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    9. Kate Austen (Evangeline Lilly), 'Lost'

    Jack, Sawyer, Sawyer, Jack. Kate cannot make up her mind between two of the hottest guys on the island. She's a heart-breaker whose desires shift with the tropical breezes. I'm sure Sawyer would disagree with me on this, but I say, good for her. They're stranded on a desert island. I don't understand why more people aren't getting it on.

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    8. Kathy Griffin, 'My Life on the D-List'

    Kathy Griffin is more of a spiritual tramp. Sure, she seems boozy and brash, but in reality, she's a teetotaler. What's more, despite proclaiming on her show that she'd sleep with anyone on the first date, she later admitted that she never actually did the deed with Woz, with whom she had a relationship. However, her New Year's Eve rant on CNN alone earns her a spot on the list -- and in my heart.

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    7. Tabitha Wilson (Jessica Walter), '90210'

    The matriarch of the Wilson family is old Hollywood all the way, back when the casting couch was just another order of business instead of something to get all offended about. Throw a few martinis her way, and not only will she tell you about all of her affairs with leading men, but probably other peoples' affairs as well. In short: Best. Grandma. Ever.

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    6. Paula Abdul, 'American Idol'

    I watch a lot of American Idol, and I'm here to tell you that there's more than just Coke in that big red cup of hers. Whether she's making out with Kara, sitting on Simon's lap, or just making "come hither" eyes at the male contestants, Paula is out there. But you have to hand it to her: Paula Abdul is having more fun than anyone in the Kodak Theatre.

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    5. Leslie Winkle (Sara Gilbert), 'The Big Bang Theory'

    Leslie Winkle is a confident, intelligent woman who knows what she wants. From Leonard, she wants sex with no strings attached. From Wolowitz, she wants sex ... and a date to her sister's wedding. Regardless of the situation, it's on her terms. It begins when she says it does and ends when she gets bored or finds a better arrangement. If she leaves you with a broken heart, well, that's just your fault for getting emotionally involved.

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    4. Jenny Humphrey (Taylor Momsen), 'Gossip Girl'

    Oh, Little J. She went a little crazy this year: She's making out with upperclassmen, dancing around with a girlfriend in just her bra while a skeezy older dude takes pictures, all while wearing half her body weight in black eyeliner. Plus, she's the only one on the list who was actually a tramp in the hobo sense, when she ran away from home, trailing her sad little sewing machine behind her in the East Village.

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    3. The Entire Cast of 'The Bad Girls Club'

    The word "tramp" was invented for these ladies. Unlike the women on other reality shows like, say, Rock of Love Bus, they're not wasting time trying to convince us they're looking for true love. They are there to get drunk, get naked, get money from their sugar daddies, and in at least one instance this season, have sex on camera. It doesn't get trampier than that -- or more entertaining on reality TV.

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    2. Edie Britt (Nicollette Sheridan), 'Desperate Housewives'

    Edie has often provoked ire for being the trampiest woman on Wisteria Lane. While I often feel like the other ladies are unduly harsh and judgey toward Ms. Britt, even I have to admit they have a point, since Edie has hooked up with not only Gabby's ex, but both of Susan's ex-husbands. The men on Wisteria Lane aren't safe from her clutches, but to be fair, many of them don't want to be.

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    1. Barney Stinson (Neil Patrick Harris), 'How I Met Your Mother'

    I defy you to find a bigger tramp on television than Barney Stinson. His conquests are Legen-wait for it-dary. He will lie, cheat and steal to get a woman in bed, with absolutely no regard for her needs or feelings. A different woman every night may seem excessive to most people, but for Barney Stinson, that's just a slow week.

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Why is Paula Abdul so low on this list? Politics!

March 31 2009 at 11:52 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Oscar Bluth

March 17 2009 at 11:21 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

This is really forward thinking. [/sarcasm.]

March 17 2009 at 11:14 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

for the record, Real World Season 4 was the most drama free, calm, and tramp free season of RW ever. It almost seamed like it was set in 1950.

March 17 2009 at 12:09 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I would put some of the chicks from Grey's and ER on the list well before Kate on LOST!!! She is just with 2 guys the rest are sleeping around with the entire staff!!!

March 16 2009 at 5:44 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I forgot Christian Troy.

March 16 2009 at 4:08 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I Nominate Ellen Tigh on BSG

March 16 2009 at 3:00 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

How is Robin from HIMYM not on this list?

March 16 2009 at 2:51 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Barney is a Manwhore.

March 16 2009 at 2:50 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

If you include Barney, wouldn't the guy on two and a half men qualify as well?

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