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Celebrate Lazy Day With Seven of the Laziest TV Characters Ever

by Jean Bentley, posted Aug 10th 2010 5:45PM
Homer SimpsonAccording to a dubious website with a surprisingly comprehensive list of made-up holidays, today is Lazy Day.

What? You don't celebrate it? That's OK, because what would a Lazy Day celebration really be except a bunch of people munching on potato chips while wearing sweatpants and watching TV? (Not that we're projecting our own ideas of the holiday, or anything.)

Since we didn't want to let the day go by without honoring our brethren in skirting responsibility, we decided to celebrate Lazy Day by rounding up a list of our favorite lazy TV characters.

Read on to see which slackers made the cut.

Homer Simpson, 'The Simpsons'
Homer is undisputed king of lazy. The lovable yellow lout would much rather eat donuts and drink Duff beer than do his job, or take care of his kids, or help out around the house, or ... well, pretty much anything. His words of wisdom: "If something's hard to do, then it's not worth doing."

Dr. Gregory HouseGregory House, 'House'
Sure, House is a genius and all, solving complex medical problems with out-of-left-field theories and unconventional methods, but the man also possesses Homer Simpson-levels of laziness. He will do whatever he can to NOT do anything, letting his team go through the hard work until he can swoop in at the last minute with a cure.

Stanley Hudson, 'The Office'
It's not clear whether Stanley's laziness is a product of hating his job with every fiber of his being, or vice versa -- it's likely a chicken-or-egg situation -- but the man avoids work at all costs. He usually flies under the radar, keeping his head down and hoping his coworkers will forget he's there.

Peggy Bundy, 'Married With Children'
Peggy's like the female Homer Simpson, except without even the pretense of a job. During the day, she prefers shopping over cooking or cleaning. You're more likely to find her sitting on the couch watching soap operas than doing anything productive.

Kenny PowersKenny Powers, 'Eastbound & Down'
Here's an example of former baseball player Kenny Powers' laziness: He injects himself with steroids, but can only manage about three bicep curls before cracking open a beer. Here's another: He sets out to go jogging, but can only make it to the end of the driveway before giving up. This is a man who once made his living playing professional sports.

Jane Lane, 'Daria'
Jane could excel at anything if she put her mind to it. Once she became a popular cheerleader ... then quit. Another time she joined the track team ... then quit. Ultimately, her intense teenage apathy prevails every time. She just doesn't care enough to try.

Ron Swanson, 'Parks & Recreation'
The mustachioed Ron Swanson is another man skilled at avoiding work. He won't take meetings, except for that time he had to go to 94 in one day because his assistant scheduled them all for March 31, which she thought didn't exist. Luckily he has the ever-helpful Leslie Knope always willing to pick up his slack (of which there is plenty).


Honorable Mentions:
- Dennis Reynolds, 'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia'
- Andy Botwin, 'Weeds'
- Kim Kelly, 'Freaks & Geeks'


Who are your favorite lazy characters on TV?

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koswara

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November 10 2010 at 10:10 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Saiyaman

Jane Lane lazy?

Okay please explain, how does being part of the high school track team, which meant several attending practices a week and participating in contests (And if you rewatch that episode, you'll see that she participated in quite a lot of them) and after leaving that team still running 6 miles everyday ("See Jane run" and "Lane Miserables"), not to mention earning money by painting 27 paintings a day to pay for the rebuilding of her parents' Gazebo (In "Art Burn") qualify as Lazy?

Also she was this popular cheerleader for five minutes, and that was because she challanged herself to be a convential girl and while auditioning she suddenly realised what she was about to do and gave up, she's an alt rock girl, not a cheerleader and it took a very near miss for her to realize it.

But to get back on topic, where are Garfield and Gus Goose?

August 27 2010 at 6:47 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
heynow2000

George Costanza!

August 14 2010 at 12:07 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
heynow2000

George Costanza!

August 14 2010 at 12:05 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
heynow2000

George Costanza!

August 14 2010 at 12:04 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
martin

where is al bundy?????????? he's the king! only peg bundy is lazier than him....

August 12 2010 at 11:28 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
nate

fry, from futurama

August 12 2010 at 10:44 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
David

Jane? Seriously? No, Trent is way lazier than Jane.

August 12 2010 at 9:12 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Jim North

This times a million.

August 23 2010 at 9:40 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
jimmy

and wut about eric cartman from south park!?

August 12 2010 at 9:06 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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J

I'm gonna argue against Cartman being lazy enough to make the list. Yes, he loves to sit on his couch a lot and eat, but he's come up with quite a lot of business ideas; adventures; schemes; scams, etc, and he likes to actively execute them.

August 12 2010 at 11:34 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
jimmy

wheres george costanza from seinfeld? and peter griffin from family guy?....and even patrick star from spongebob...this list should have been waay longer!

August 12 2010 at 8:59 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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