Top Ten Worst Big Bang Theory Characters


The Top Ten

1 Amy Farrah Fowler

A character that brings any momentum in a scene to an abrupt halt, she was almost funny and interesting at first, but has evolved into a character who is selfish, cloying, needy, manipulative and often quite disturbing. Referring to Sheldon as a "sexy toddler," secreting bedclothes throughout his apartment and constantly nagging Sheldon for sex or complaining to the other characters about not getting any, she has moved beyond comedic to creepy. The show and the Sheldon and Penny characters could only benefit from her absence.

Amy is extremely annoying and creates drama. Like when Penny and Bernadette ditched her and went shopping for clothes for Bernie's wedding because she was being creepy and kept mentioning weird rituals which made the other girls uncomfortable. She also gifted Penny a giant ugly painting of her and Penny and always insults Bernadette. When the other girls avoid her because of her creepy nature, she always creates drama and starts crying about how she had no friends in school to guilt trip them into letting her do anything she wants.

Also she used to constantly whine to Sheldon about getting intimate. If you reverse genders and the boyfriend was always whining about s*x when the girl wasn't ready then everybody would have complained about the show a lot.

From her first scene, she's been the most pathetic, boring character on the show. All the other characters own their traits, whether it's Sheldon's know-it-all attitude, Howard's sleaziness or Leonard's never stop trying.

Amy started off being a poorly developed female Sheldon, quickly deteriorating into being just pathetic, whether its calling Penny her 'bestie' or the bikini wax scene, or becoming the definition of Sheldon's 'egg salad sandwich on a warm Texan day' with her neediness.

I disagree with the negative comment for AMY FARRAH FOWLER... (LOVE HER and the acting)... I think Sheldon and Amy are carrying the show!

She is a terrible actor and her character is a horrible fit for the show. Plus, she is simply ugly. Actors don't have to be beautiful or handsome to fit in; they can just look normal and be fine. But with her, normal is not even an option. She has ruined the show.

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2 Lucy

The actress is cute. I don't blame her at all, but this character is a mess. From the get-go she was inconsistently developed. She's socially anxious but is at a party where she knows no one -- then breaks up with Raj because... she can't go with him to a party where she knows no one? She approached Raj but then can't meet his friends. Huh? Raj is inconsistent also with his anxieties, so I blame the writers for it but this character, unfortunately, came across as manipulative and basically kinda mean while using her issues as the excuse.

Her mannerisms. Her facial expressions. Her haircut. Her voice. I just can't.

Horrible character, annoying traits. No redeeming qualities.

No long explanation as to why. Just didn’t care for her at all. Was glad she was removed.

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3 Bernadette Wolowitz

She is the absolute worst. She's cruel, controlling and annoying as all hell. Her fake voice is like nails on a chalkboard. Kill her off already!

Bernadette is just another version of Howard's mother, except Howard's mother is funny. I vote for Howard and Bernadette getting a divorce and dumping her from the show.

Actually I think she fits the role quite well because honestly, Howard would have never gotten a better girl. But I hate her character because despite knowing a lot about biology, she just seems a lot less intelligent than the other nerds. She seems like the one that only studied science to make a lot of money and seriously, the opinions she shares with her crazy extremist father paired with her too high voice and the way she treats her husband just make her seem like a madwoman. (though I think Howard doesn't deserve someone better, always disses Sheldon because he can't stand that he is much smarter)

She used to be a nice character but now they made her out to be a mean villain type character. I think she was fun to watch when she first came on the show now she is just mean and annoying.

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4 Leonard Hofstadter

He wasn't bad at first, but then things happened, firstly he is the biggest douche on the show. Here's why: If you remember one episode he actually slept with a girl that Howard picked up, then some time after that he shows Bernadette his experiment, which is not bad, but then he tell Bernadette Howard isn't comfortable with him showing her the experiment, which again wouldn't of mattered if it wasn't for his past with that other girl he stole from Howard, in other words Howard actually had a reason to not want him to show her the experiment, even though he didn't use that reason. Next he goes out with Raj's sister Priya, without consulting him at all, then he goes on to ignore his presence in the apartment and go into Raj's bedroom with his sister, while I would like to add that Raj should have dropped him at that moment, then while Raj is at home he has intercourse with Priya and then Raj ends up having sex with penny and guess what he is automatically the bad guy.

It's always nice to see a hot girl falls in love with a nerdy fella who is sweet and compassionate in a dorky way. Yet Leonard possesses none of the charming characteristics that would draw a girl like Penny to him. He's often rude, irrationally emotional, fixating on small flaws and frankly a douche in his own way. His relationship with Penny is so forced and unlikely that it's almost painful to watch. The character gets gradually worse seasons after seasons. Also, that's one bad looking bloke...the other guys (Sheldon, Raj, Howard, Steward) aren't good looking but they have certain charm about them. Leonard literally has no charisma whatsoever.

I think Leonard is creepier than Howard used to be in earlier seasons. He only seems to love Penny for her looks and seems likely to be a cheater. Especially since he already cheated on her by kissing someone on a a boat while they were dating. In earlier seasons when him and Penny broke up he immediately slept with another woman, Sheldon's Doctor friend (who ended up also sleeping with Raj as well). He slept with an older lady to gain funding for the university and this list goes on and on. He's gross and whiny. Big old yuck from me.

Became a boring character and show has become Very Boring.
Really not that funny. All bit Irritating.

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5 Beverly Hofstadter

There is always room for mean or cruel comedy, but Beverly takes it to an extreme. Maybe it's because her condescending attitude is directly almost solely at her own son. She can be critical of Penny, Raj, and Howard, but nothing like she is with Leonard. I think the main characters of this show are just too likable and relatable, especially for those of us who have watched it from the beginning, to find anything funny about one of them being constantly humiliated by someone who should support them.

Generally boring and annoying, the only reason that she has remained low on the list is because she rarely appears on the show. - LedRat

I find her funny but then remember how it is in effect just bullying towards her son. For example in ep.200 at Sheldon's birthday party she invites everyone to her 60th (friends, Sheldon and Leonard's siblings) but not him and just blatantly ignores any achievement and was grateful she was not invited to his wedding.

She is such a horrible mother if I were Leonard I would make sure not to even talk to her ever again I mean she belittles Leonard at every point come on dude

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6 Penny

She started out funny, a fish out of water in what early on was truly Nerdvana. But as the series has progressed, she has really turned into a bee with an itch. And she has so many neuroses that she makes Sheldon seem normal by comparison: inferiority complex, daddy issues, commitment phobia, narcissism. And she treats Leonard like crap, like she's doing him a favor by being with him. It's like she is just settling for him until someone better comes along, despite the fact that he is the only guy who was ever interested in more than just her body and genuinely cares for her. She gets mad at him over nothing, even when she is the one that did something wrong (her unknowingly being married to Zak is somehow grounds for being angry with Leonard). And way too often the writers make her the moral compass of the show, despite the fact that she is an alcoholic who could give Kelly Bundy a run for her money in the slut department. She complains that Howard is creepy and pathetic for the way ...more

Penny is just eye candy now. The relationship between Leonard and Penny is unrealistic and stupid. Leonard is to intelligent and Penny is to stupid for their relationship to work out. A better fit for Leonard is Alex, Sheldon. S intern. The show could easily dump Penny (Kaley Cuoco) from the show, than hired another pretty actress and no one would notice or even care. Kaley Cuoco is a lousy actress, once the Big Bang Theory has ended she will be typecast and never get a real acting job ever!

You're just jealous because you can't get as many people interested in you.

I hate how she gets into other people's business. I thought that she was supposed to have more common sense as opposed to the nerds who are book smart. Just because she has better social skills than others does not necessarily mean that she is street smart because if she was street smart she wouldn't be so dependent on guys for doing things for her. You don't have to be a book smart to have the ability to do things on your own. Penny is just a stereotypical dumb blonde bimbo. Ugh I hate her

Always a jerk to Leanord, she's not a nerd she is a bully.

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7 Priya

I don't like Priya. She wanted Leonard to stop hanging with Penny because she felt threatened by her, but she no sooner gets back to India and she automatically has sex with her ex-boyfriend while still with Leonard. She's a joke.

She didn't fit in. Her attitude stunk. I prefer the characters not so stuck up. I'm happy she is gone!

Her voice is so annoying to hear, yes even worse than Bernadette. She has a nasally sound which paired with her accent just sound horrible. Raj with an Indian accent sounds fine, but priya sounds like she needs to clear her nose or something. She also has an unlikable personality.

She's pretty but nothing appealing about her. I hate any episode she's in.

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8 Sheldon Cooper Sheldon Cooper Sheldon Lee Cooper, Ph.D., Sc.D., is a fictional character in the CBS television series The Big Bang Theory, portrayed by actor Jim Parsons.

I'm surprise to see him so low down in the rankings. He's just the worst of all the characters. Maybe his antics were hilarious and even adorable at first but 8 seasons later and I just wish someone would shoot him already. He's 100% selfish and controls or seeks to control everyone around him. He tells his friends where to eat, when to eat, what to eat, degrades them constantly and deminishes their achievements. He thinks he's superior to everyone when he's achieved the least out of all his peers. Even Penny went on to have a successful career as a pharmaceutical salesrep. He's immature and childish and he needs help from a lot of people to do basic things like get to work or go to the dentist yet still he insults the very people who go out of their way to help him. He's ungrateful and takes advantage of everyone he can and he acts like he's compromising on things that should just be basic courtesies to another human being, much less his friends. He's narcissistic. Oh boy is he ever! ...more

Sheldon is not as funny as he was in earlier seasons. He is so dramatic now, even boring at times. When you watch reruns, it is easy to see how much edgier he used to be. Now he seems to be like a lazy lap dog with lines that seem forced, and too domesticated compared to when he was a real genius in the early days. I also wish he would have married Penny instead of Amy, because Penny and Sheldon are so complementary with their very opposed technical and personal skills, that it would have been a very entertaining relationship.

In Season 1 to 7 He was a Kind funny, but now he is absolutely intolerable. A person never can change in a way like Sheldon did, the character development is really unrealistic. In the First years Sheldon was sometimes really funny, his peculiarities were cute, he was cute and he had absolutely no idea about real life. Now he is a pure smart aleck and nothing else, he is fearful and nothing else but a coward. I hate you scriptwriters for the Sheldon development. But the Show is meanwhile absolutely not funny anymore, too! The Show is a pseudo RomCom! Where are the Geeks and Nerds? They're gone...

As a character, I have to say that Sheldon has made one major error, and that is in connecting with Amy. How a man of his superior intellect has failed to see the negative consequences of Amy's controlling antics and creepy behaviors baffles me. But then, Sheldon's character is only as good as the writers choose to make him, and I think they are giving up on him, quite frankly.

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9 Stuart Bloom

Can't stand this character, I mean I know all the characters on the show have flaws, but with Stuart he has zero positives he's creepy, annoying, mooches off Howard's mom, hits on Amy the minute she's broken up with Sheldon

It hurts watching him.
Not because of his acting, or his character. It's just how the writers think the stuff he goes through is quote end quote "funny".

A few things: him alone at the cheesecake factory, his depression, the loneliness.
As someone who goes through all that, it's cruel making jokes about it all.

Depression is no joke, loneliness and anxiety aren't funny. Insensitive to people who actually live this kind of life.

I like Stuart, but the writers don't know what to do with his character. One minute he's strong & capable, the next he's falling apart and a mess. His character's never developed and will probably always be an after-thought. Sad.

The character has nothing to offer to the show. He not only looks ugly, but he constantly tries to mooch off of his friends. He doesn't fit with the rest of the crowd...

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10 Leslie Winkle

Hated the way she was mean to Sheldon. Glad she's gone.

Hate the Leslie character. I avoid the episodes she's in. She's so pompous, annoying and has absolutely no appeal. She's so cruel to Sheldon, and She's the dumb-ass. So glad when she left.

She's the dumbass and not Sheldon!

Ugly and thinks she can do anything to leonard even if he could easily have someone better thsn her

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The Contenders

11 Raj Koothrappali Raj Koothrappali Rajesh Ramayan "Raj" Koothrappali, Ph.D. is a fictional character on the CBS television series The Big Bang Theory, portrayed by British Indian actor Kunal Nayyar.

The guy is the definition of the creepy loser guy who is always trying to get with his friends' girlfriends while pretending to be sweet and understanding. Both Howard and Leonard should have dropped his ass after he tried to get with Bernadette and sleeping with Penny (a girl with her own insecurity issues, she really wasn't creep out after Raj pretty much took advantage of her drunk ass? I mean she was creep out by Howard's advances, but he never ever did something as half as creepy as Raj). I don't know what people can like about this character, he is pathetic and not a real friend to any of the characters on the show, nobody would be friends with him in real life after what he has pulled.

Raj is bad because of his conceit and arrogance like when he was on the people magazine or after "sleeping" with Penny. Also he have no self respect, he said even Lucy slept with his father, he'll still send flower to her. And if his girlfriend don't like his friends, he'll leave them. It's also annoy when he break up with Emily right before Valentine's Day because he think he and Clare have a shot. I won't comment on the fact he's sleeping with both Emily and Clare and keep it as a secret in front of them, but complain, actual boast about the fact he's dating two women. He actually did a great gob on not showing the fact that his rich to others, because as Sheldon said the Koothrappali's are super rich between Bruce Wayne and Donald Duck.

I absolutely hate that whenever there is a foreign person in a show whether they are black, Indian, polish (you get the point) they always have to constantly point out that they are foreign why scriptwriters always have to do this I this it's racist and lazy comedy why does Raj feel obligated to point out he's Indian at every turn "I'm Indian we eat curry" is that even really funny? No it's offensive to other Indians. Penny points out that shes from Nebraska occasionally but not like Raj they tip it into overdrive I can't believe no one has ever felt to complain about it I think it's awful! - Leesha13

Why isn't he #1 least favorite. I leave the room when he's on the screen.
Nothing likeable here.

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12 Howard Wolowitz Howard Wolowitz Howard Joel Wolowitz, M.Eng is a fictional character on the CBS television series The Big Bang Theory, portrayed by actor Simon Helberg.

Definitely my least favorite character. Hate how sleazy and sexist he was in the beginning, especially when he expected Bernadette to cook and do his laundry & they weren't even married. Just became unbearable to watch. Loved it when Penny told him off. Of course, he couldn't figure it out.

I see him as a boring character. Enjoyed in 1 to 3 seasons, but after that he became a boring, annoying character in the show and I wished the rocket he was in just blow to pieces.

His clothes, his personality. He's gross and cringe worthy. He is basically a child. He is also a coward. Even though I don't like Bernadette, I'm surprised he was able to get her.

I honestly can't stand Howard I find his character abysmal - Leesha13

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13 Emily Sweeney

A ginger boring airhead rubbish actress and the character is a waste of space

Emily is trying way to hard to fit into the show, but she is now friends with everyone for doing nothing. Every character got in the gang very easily and were not as annoying as her. She also yells at Raj for doing nothing! - LegoGeek21

An interesting concept but overplayed. If they want to keep her around for some reason, Raj should break up with her which causes her to stalk him in increasingly ridiculous ways.

Don't like her at all! will be glad when they write her out of the show. she does not fit in.

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14 Stephanie Barnett

This caracter is, maybe the worst one for me. I remember especially when she told Leonard that she had forgotten one of her earrings in one patient and had hidden the other before she ran away. She's so creepy!
In addition she behaves as if she were a fatal beauty, when she is very ugly.

15 Ramona Nowitzki

So annoying. Glad she was a one-off character, because if she frequented the show, I would probably stop watching.

The absolute WORST.

16 Kaley Cuoco Kaley Cuoco Kaley Christine Cuoco is an American actress, known for her roles as Bridget Hennessy in the ABC sitcom 8 Simple Rules, Billie Jenkins in the final season of the supernatural drama series Charmed, and Penny in the CBS comedy series The Big Bang Theory for which she won a Satellite Award in 2012, a Critics' more.

Talentless stripper.

Best looking woman on T.V.

17 Barry Kripke

I think that Barry's a riot! His rivalry with Sheldon is hysterical and he's the perfect nemesis.

He just annoys me so much...I don't think he's funny at all

18 Howard's Mom

Annoying because she sucks

Plain stupid.

Worst T.V. character ever!

R.i.p., Mrs. Wolowitz.

19 Alecia
20 Raj's Mom

Funny character. She and Raj's father are great. "Call the police in America! "

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