One of the side effects of being an old married dude is that, occasionally, I end up watching what my wife wants.  Sometimes, I get lucky and start to enjoy the show (as is the case with ‘Project Runway,’ something I’d NEVER have watched on my own) and sometimes I don’t.  Among the things I don’t much care for are certain shows on a certain food-related network, all of which feature one particular arrogant chef-type guy, not mentioning names.  I know it’s a public persona, but something about the way this particular reality star is marketed gets on my last nerve, which makes me wonder what characters give you, the Faithful Spoilerites, similar issues, leading to today’s pseudonymous query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) asks only that we don’t NAME the characters that bug us, just describe ’em and see if the other Spoilerites can suss out who you mean, asking: Not mentioning names, what pop culture character do you care for the least?

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Matthew Peterson

Matthew Peterson

Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture!

And a nice red uniform.

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5 Comments

  1. November 13, 2016 at 1:17 pm — Reply

    There’s a certain character who was in one popular 90’s sitcom, then this actor was in some prank reality thing and later became known as a supposedly very popular movie actor. I can’t understand how or why.

  2. November 13, 2016 at 10:11 pm — Reply

    That guy from the thing. You know, the one with the face? He had the eyes and the mouth? That guy.

    Actually, there was this character in the early seasons of the show with that jerk doctor, a bajillionaire who took over the hospital board and was just a passive-aggressive jerk for like half the season. I like the actor who played the character, but the character still makes me want to punch him when I watch those old episodes.

    On the same show, there was also a jerk cop who hassled everyone, and I couldn’t stand him either. It was just the arrogance and everything rather than the authority. He started off with a valid complaint, but he went about it in such a jerk way that I hated the character so much by the end of his time on the show.

  3. November 14, 2016 at 4:28 am — Reply

    There is a constantly whining ill tempered bald Canadian child that was banned from our TV years ago when my twins were barely 2. His constant protest of “I can’t” started to influence our kids pretty quickly. Luckily it didn’t take long to reverse the damage he did.

  4. Frank
    November 14, 2016 at 9:02 am — Reply

    There was this guy that kept on being added to the cast on shows that were ‘on the bubble’. It happened 2-3 times. The problem was this actor was so bland, he added nothing to show. Go figure.

  5. DamienR
    November 14, 2016 at 11:59 am — Reply

    This kid who started out as a Cousin Oliver-type on a decent 80s sitcom, then went on somehow to become a major big screen actor.

    Granted, he has appeared in numerous incredible films, from period pieces at sea and on land, to gritty undercover cop films and psychological dramas, from reality-altering science fiction Shakespearan romances to westerns.

    But for some reason, I can’t stand him. While his movies have been great, I always thought he was mis-cast, and they were amazing because of the ensemble cast and the incredible directors.

    After all, when a film you star in wins eleven Oscars out of fourteen nominations, and yet YOU WEREN’T EVEN NOMINATED…

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