Top 10 Greatest TV Rivalries

Our favorite TV shows always find ways to keep us hooked throughout each episode (well most of the time), and one of those ways is an intense rivalry between two important characters. Let's take a look at some of the greatest rivalries that have graced our screens and kept us entertained.
The Top Ten
1 Jim Halpert vs. Dwight Schrute (The Office)

The obvious number 1 for this list, the rivalry between the laid-back Jim and the serious and sometimes weird Dwight from The Office, which is the stuff of legends. Jim would regularly pull pranks on Dwight, which are made even better by Dwight's reactions to them.

The best part about the whole show is the rivalry between these two.

2 Walter White vs. Gustavo 'Gus' Fring (Breaking Bad)

These two drug rivals always try to gain the upper hand on each other. This mostly stems from Gus and Walter having different work ethics, as Gus viewed Walter as too risky and undisciplined.

3 Kyle Broflovski vs. Eric Cartman (South Park)

Perhaps the biggest rivalry in any cartoon, Kyle and Cartman have always been at odds with each other throughout the show's history. There are many reasons why Cartman is so obsessed with Kyle. First, because Kyle has everything Cartman wants: a father, a functional family, friends who care about him, a slim body, and general approval. Secondly, well, Cartman is just a racist.

4 Pawnee vs. Eagleton (Parks and Recreation)

A consistent rivalry in Parks and Recreation sees the citizens of the towns of Pawnee and Eagleton at each other's throats, creating many hilarious moments and gags. The two towns used to be one until privileged settlers created Eagleton and separated from the other citizens, who then created Pawnee. Pawnee is full of literal garbage and raccoons and is considered a lesser place to live, especially by those in Eagleton who buy only expensive things and have more beautiful parks than Pawnee.

5 Tom vs. Jerry (Tom & Jerry)
6 Rick Grimes vs. The Governor (The Walking Dead)

Considered by many fans as the biggest rivalry in The Walking Dead, Rick and The Governor's rivalry lasted for almost two seasons, with both of their groups having multiple confrontations.

7 Dexter Morgan vs. James Doakes (Dexter)

Their rivalry is pretty simple: Dexter and James work in the police department. Dexter, however, is a serial killer, which is something all coworkers are oblivious to, except for James, who knows something is strange about Dexter.

8 Ragnar vs. Rollo (Vikings)

The two brothers have been both close and at odds with each other, with both men seeking glory and obtaining it in their own way. Rollo, at times, showed jealousy and contempt towards Ragnar, even betraying him.

9 Al Bundy vs Marcy D'Arcy (Married with Children)

The two really hate each other and are constantly throwing insults at each other.

10 John Michael "J.D." Dorian vs. The Janitor (Scrubs)

J.D. and The Janitor from Scrubs are rivals throughout the entirety of the series, starting from the show's very first episode. The cause of this rivalry stems from J.D. being a jerk to the janitor, with the latter getting his revenge by pulling pranks of varying degrees, from annoying to potentially harmful to his rival.

The Contenders
11 Bugs Bunny vs. Elmer Fudd (Looney Tunes)
12 Homer Simpson vs. Ned Flanders (The Simpsons)
13 Captain Holt vs. Madeline Wuntch (Brooklyn Nine-Nine)

A feud which brought many laughs to fans of the show, these two characters are usually seen mocking and taunting each other in a calm manner.

14 Sheldon Cooper vs. Barry Kripke (The Big Bang Theory)

Both are physicists at the same university in the same field. It makes sense they're rivals. But it's usually Kripke who wins more often than not.

15 Raylan Givens vs. Boyd Crowder (Justified)
16 Jax Teller vs. Clay Morrow (Sons of Anarchy)
17 Wile E. Coyote vs. Roadrunner (Looney Tunes)
18 J.R. vs. Bobby Ewing (Dallas)
19 Jerry vs. Newman (Seinfeld)
20 Humanity vs. The Cylons (Battlestar Galactica)
21 Sterling Archer vs. Barry Dylan (Archer)
22 Chibs Telford vs. Jimmy O'Phelan (Sons of Anarchy)
23 Gemma Morrow vs. Tara Knowles (Sons of Anarchy)
24 Professor Farnsworth vs. Mom (Futurama)
25 Coop Burtonburger vs. Kat (Kid vs. Kat)
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