“A classic character type, the beauty who uses her feminine wiles to undermine a moral and upright man.”
The definition goes on to classify the character’s motives as evil; seducing and luring their victims into the darkness. While the following 10 sitcom characters certainly did their share of seducing, there was rarely evil intent. They were just horny.
Join us for a look at the most oversexed, lascivious, hot to trot, passionate and randy characters in the history of the small screen.
10. Mrs. Roper
Helen Roper was one of the first mainstream television sitcom characters to be portrayed as unrelentingly horny. Her husband Stanley was never interested, and that conflict served as the main dynamic between the two characters.
ABC thought highly enough of the pair to give them their own spinoff. After it failed, the Ropers came back to visit Jack, Janet & Cindy and ended up doing it in Mr. Furley’s bed. Seriously.
9. Sam Malone
The central character of one of the best sitcoms of all time, Sam “Mayday” Malone is four things: a former Boston Red Sox pitcher, a bartender, a recovering alcoholic, and a ladies’ man.
Sam spent all 275 episodes of Cheers either dating Diane (on and off), hitting on Rebecca, or having meaningless one night stands.
8. Kevin Arnold
Talk about a horny teenager. The entire run of The Wonder Years centered around Kevin Arnold’s unyielding desire to bang Winnie Cooper.
In the first episode of The Wonder Years, Kevin and Winnie share a kiss. In the series finale, it is implied that they have sex for the first time, officially ending the longest “stranded on first base” storyline in TV history.
7. Myra Monkhouse
You have to be mega-horny to want Steve Urkel, and she wanted him bad.
6. Barney Stinson
Barney’s sex drive is legen (wait for it) nevermind- if you know the character you know where I was going with that.
In the current season, Barney has traded in The Play Book for a long-term meaningful relationship, but he spent the entirety of the first 7 seasons ruthlessly hunting down sexual targets. Many episodes have been based specifically on his sexual exploits.
5. Mona Robinson
Katherine Helmond was nominated for the Best Supporting Actress Emmy in 1988 & 89, because she was undeniably adept at playing a horny older woman.
For being an otherwise wholesome show with a generally positive message, I remember being 12 and enduring more than one cringeworthy sexually-charged Mona one-liner while watching with my parents.
4. George Michael Bluth
It’s not necessarily that George Michael had an insatiable sex drive like the others on this list; it’s that he was in love with his cousin. You have to be super-horny to spend three seasons wanting to plow your cousin.
George Michael eventually hooks up with Ann (her?) which is a thinly veiled effort to gain Maeby’s attention. Regardless, George Michael feigning approval of Maeby going on a date with Steve Holt provided us with one of the greatest exchanges in sitcom history.
3. Joey Tribbiani
Joey spent ten seasons of Friends (and two of Joey) having sex with everything in sight. Actually, they seemed to tone down the sex drive during his short-lived spinoff. Way to stick with the character’s strengths.
Joey’s reputation was best summarized by Chandler: “Everyone knows, if Joey puts his mind to something.. he usually sleeps with it.”
2. Blanch Devereaux
Owner of one of the most tireless, incessant and insatiable sex drives in TV history, Blanch Elizabeth Devereaux’s face is firmly entrenched on the Mount Rushmore of horny.
Blanche spent 206 episodes of Golden Girls regaling her roommates with tales of her vast sexual escapades. No character has ever been more deserving of the initials BED.
1. Dan Fielding
Before Night Court pulled stunts like having Wile E. Coyote stand trial for harassing the Road Runner, one of the central overarching plot points was Dan Fielding’s sex addiction.
Whereas some of the other characters on this list could be classified as somewhat well rounded individuals, Dan Fielding was about one thing- sex. He would stop at nothing to get women to sleep with him, and was constantly on the prowl.
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Before you hit the comments: Kelly Bundy was more slutty than horny. That’s a different list (if you want it).