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The Best Comedy Villains: Part 1

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The Best Comedy Villains: Part 1

Although the bad guys in comedies may just seem like harmless and sometimes over-the-top bullies, they still try their hardest to ruin people’s lives, just like any villain should. Thankfully, though, they usually don’t succeed. But you can’t help but enjoy watching them give it their all.

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Wes Mantooth – Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy

 

Motive: Channel 9’s Wes Mantooth and his news team are constantly ranked second under Ron Burgundy and his Channel 4 News Team. Mantooth will not stand for this and will gladly overstep any boundary to get higher ratings- even if it means committing murder. To further spur on Mantooth’s anger, the Channel 4 news team doesn’t respect his mother, Dorothy Mantooth. Talk about an equation for trouble.

What he’s got going for him:

-his mother is a saint

– a quick wit and a strangely intimidating laugh

Strategy: Mantooth’s occasional verbal jabs about Salvation Army sales and females putting vaseline on heinies just aren’t cutting it. He needs to get dirtier if he wants to win those #1 ratings. He organizes a local news team battle, hoping to literally remove Burgundy and his team from the news front all together. But unfortunately for Mantooth, the Policia come along before he can put his plan into action.

Why he fails in the end:

All Policie aside, Mantooth just can’t compete with the Channel 4 News Team’s class. Even through rough times, they still prevail in the end. He knows this, and has to face it. While he is literally holding Burgundy’s life in his hands, he mans up, steps out of his villainous shoes, and gives Burgundy the respect he deserves.

Quote:

“I hate you Ron Burgundy! I hate you!”

J.P. – (Grandma’s Boy)

Motive:

JP has been designing video games since he was a wee boy, and considers himself a god in the video game world. If the spotlight is on anyone else, he expresses his anger, which is always an extremely awkward experience for everyone. JP’s arch rival is Alex Covert. Alex is a video game tester, and is making his own Xbox game. Everyone loves Alex, even though he lives with his grandma and her cougar friends. He even manages to get along with Samantha, the hot chick that was brought on for a project. Everyone seems to adore him, and it profusely upsets JP. He must do something to get the attention on him again.

What he’s got going for him:

– he’s an awesome video game designer

– ……nope, that’s it

Strategy:

JP is an awkward loser of a nerd, and no one respects him for his genius brain. He ends up crying at Alex’s house, begging for advice on how to be a normal person. When he sees the game Alex has been working on, he offers to look at it and fix it up a bit. That’s what friends do, right? Yes, but JP is far from a friend… or a human. He takes the game and presents it as his own, and poor Alex has to try and convince everyone JP stole it.

Why he fails in the end:

Could anything stop JP from stealing Alex’s game? Of course… Alex’s pot-smoking, Antique Roadshowing, Xbox playing grandma. Thank goodness she had recently been playing his game for hours at a time. She stands up for her little boy and beats JP at the game, proving him to be a liar and even more of a freak than everyone had already suspected.

Quote:

“So maybe I don’t know what the Civil War was, or who invented the helicopter, even though I own one. But I did beat The Legend of Zelda before I could walk. I’m thinking about getting metal legs. It’s a risky operation, but it’ll be worth it.”

Don – (Napoleon Dynamite)

Motive:

Interestingly, Don really doesn’t have any good reason to harass Napoleon. Don is just a typical high school student (played by a man who’s clearly in his late 20s) picking on a dweeb with glasses. And all good bullies know that there doesn’t need to be a reason to pick on someone who looks funny.

What he has going for him:

– he’s dating the most popular girl in school… he can do what he wants

Strategy: Scoffing.

Why he fails in the end:

Napoleon, with a little help from D-Qwon’s Dance Grooves, blows away the entire student body with his dancing skills during his friend Pedro’s election performance. Don scoffs up a storm during the whole thing, and cannot believe his eyes and ears when the crowd goes crazy when it’s (abruptly) over.

Also, he gets a button thrown at him by Napoleon.

Quote:

“Hey Napoleon, did you wet the bed last night?”

Kurt Bozwell – (Good Burger)

Motive:

His new burger restaurant, Mondo Burger, is put up right across the street from a local favorite, Good Burger. At first, his business has no problem leaving the small joint in the dark with hardly any customers. But then, a moron by the name of Ed creates a special sauce that booms Good Burger right back into business. Well, Kurt cannot just sit and watch Kurt’s Mondo Burger lose all that business.

Strategy:

      Obviously, the only thing for Kurt to do is have his employees sneak into Good Burger when it’s closed and pour shark poison into the very popular “Ed’s Sauce.” He must also make his burgers unnaturally huge so they look even more Mondo-licious. That should do it.

Why he fails in the end:

      Luck just isn’t on Kurt’s side after things had been going so well for him at first! An idiot and a fat kid end up bringing Kurt to justice by literally blowing up his scheme into the public.

Quote:

“You mess with Kurt, you go in the grinder.”

Sack Lodge – (Wedding Crashers)

Motive:

Sack’s life is superb, according to Sack. He is a rich, successful bro that knows how to save a dying otter. He is also dating a beautiful and charming girl… not that he cares. She is more of an object that he uses for attention. He doesn’t deserve her, but when John Beckwith, a smooth-talking professional wedding crasher using a fake identity, swoops in and tries to steal his girl, Sack will do anything to omit the competition and his strange friend, Jeremy Grey, from the picture.

What he’s got going for him:

– he shines light on the 2 imposters’ lies, so he should be a hero with no problem

– his girlfriend’s dad adores him (for some reason)

Strategy:

      At first, Sack doesn’t think ridding of the middle class fools will be a hard task, so he just tosses out some low blow insults here and there. When that doesn’t prove his point, he has to step up his game to an all new level. This is exactly the kind of situation where all those years of keeping in touch with a frat brother come in handy. Sack calls in a few favors and, because he’s Sack, manages to successfully digs up the truth on his newly found enemies. It’s only a matter of time before he reveals the fact that John and Jeremy had been lying, and Sack has sacked them to the curb.

Why he fails in the end:

He’s a douche bag.

Quote:

“I hunt quail, Jeremy. They’re overpopulated in this region and they’re decimating the grubworm population. You got a f***ing problem with that?”  

There it is… look for part 2 one of these days.

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