15 Totally Obnoxious Sidekicks in Film and TV
Ever watch a TV show and love it until that one character shows up? You know who we're talking about. It’s the one that bungles things up for the main character, is the “comic relief” in an otherwise engaging show, or is just plain annoying to audience members. It’s the effing sidekick.
Sidekicks have been around to make the hero look good by comparison ever since the invention of storytelling around campfires. At their best, they’re the audience proxy and actually add some depth to the other characters around them due to their presence, like Watson is to Sherlock Holmes or Robin is to Batman. At worst, they’re just dragging the story down with their “comedy,” or narratively don’t make sense since any competent protagonist would have dumped them long ago.
This Pictofact is about the latter. Here are some of the most annoying, pointless, and outright bad sidekicks in film and television.