25 TV characters who are definitely voting for Trump
As far as we know, fictional Americans aren’t eligible to vote. But if they could—as liberal as real-life Hollywood might be—they wouldn’t all be #WithHer. Here are 25 of your favorite television characters, past and present, who we believe would mark their ballots for Donald Trump.
1. Pierce Hawthorne from Community
The moist towelette mogul, divorced seven times, is racist, misogynist, and all-around rude, with little concern for how his comments affect the people around him. In fact, one of the few things Pierce doesn’t have in common with Donald Trump is that he’s voluntarily learning Spanish.
2. Paulie Walnuts from The Sopranos
Tony Soprano’s (mostly) loyal capo has an unpredictable temper, a history of dealing with his enemies through violence, and a flair for fat jokes about Ginny Sacrimoni. That the woman he believed to be his mother actually proves to be his aunt is probably the least of Paulie’s problems with the opposite sex.
3. Dale Gribble from King of the Hill
An exterminator by day and a passionate conspiracy theorist by night (well, a passionate conspiracy theorist all the time), Arlen’s most paranoid resident would have a lot of thoughts about Hillary’s emails. In my heart, I believe that Hank Hill would write in John Kasich.
4. Basically every Tim Allen character
From Home Improvement to Last Man Standing, Allen’s traditional, conservative fictional avatars would enthusiastically grunt their way to their polling places.
5. G.O.B. Bluth from Arrested Development
Yeah, like the guy in the $4,000 suit is going to vote for Hillary! Come on. There’s no better evidence that the egocentric, emotionally volatile eldest son of the Bluth family—who, need I remind you, operate an unsavory real estate empire—has a pretty flawed understanding of race in America than his black puppet, Franklin Delano Bluth.
6. Sam Malone from Cheers
Boston’s favorite relief pitcher turned bar owner is an unabashed chauvinist, albeit a largely beloved one. Creator Glen Charles once called Sam “a spokesman for a large group of people who thought [the women’s movement] was a bunch of bull and look with disdain upon people who don’t think it was.” Besides, Hillary would remind him too much of Diane.
7. Kenny Powers from Eastbound & Down
Speaking of pitchers! The disgraced former baseball star with a big ego and a big mouth eventually learned to love Mexico during his stint with the Charros, although he might still be in favor of Trump’s wall, given his belief that America’s neighbor to the south smells like “fucking buttholes and donkeys.” (For the record, Danny McBride has said that his character wouldn’t vote for Trump—because, as he told The Daily Beast, “he’d want to challenge Trump.”)
8. Chet Wilton from UnREAL
We’re pretty sure the hard-partying, lecherous Everlasting creator would sympathize with Trump’s alleged habit of barging into beauty pageant dressing rooms.
9. Jenna Maroney from 30 Rock
Republican heavyweight Jack Donaghy might be the obvious choice here, but it’s TGS’ resident diva (slash high-functioning sociopath) with an all-consuming need for attention who strikes us as the sitcom’s biggest would-be Trump supporter. Don’t believe us? Just ask Tumblr.
10. Archie Bunker from All in the Family
Not only do Trump and TV’s most iconic blue-collar conservative share disdain for many of the same groups of people—women, immigrants, African Americans—but hey, they’re both from Queens! Rob Reiner, who played Bunker’s son-in-law Mike, has said Archie would “absolutely, 100%” vote for Trump, because “they have the same kind of mentality.”
11. Mr. Burns from The Simpsons
Unbelievably rich megalomaniacs have to stick together. Moe might also appreciate Trump’s immigration platform.
12. Zapp Brannigan from Futurama
There’s no doubt this incompetent, sexist spaceship captain would relate to Trump’s braggadocio—they certainly sound alike.
13. Jimmy James from NewsRadio
I don’t know that the billionaire radio owner would be fully on board with Trump’s campaign, but he’d have to appreciate the similarities to his own ill-fated run for president—which he embarked on despite having never held elected office or performed any kind of public service. (As it turned out, Jimmy was only running to meet women.)
14. Basil Fawlty from Fawlty Towers
Okay, John Cleese’s openly racist, anti-immigrant, misogynist hotel owner—ask him about his killer Hitler impression!—may not be a U.S. citizen, but he’d sure be thrilled about Brexit.
15. Frank Reynolds from It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
The successful businessman and late-in-life degenerate is nothing if not a grade-A loose cannon, so it’s easy to see how he might be attracted to Trump’s “wild card” vibes. I’m surprised we haven’t seen a spin on the Paddy’s Egg for sale as official Trump-Pence merchandise.
16. Boss Hogg from The Dukes of Hazzard
There is nothing the larger-than-life Boss Hogg wouldn’t do in the name of money, including using his shady business dealings as a launchpad for a political career.
17. Martin Crane from Frasier
This one pains me, because Martin Crane is the sweetest curmudgeon in all of Seattle. But I think the retired cop, who was shot in the line of duty, would respond to Trump’s “law and order” rhetoric. His bleeding-heart sons Frasier and Niles would do their best to talk him out of it—and they might have a chance, considering that unlike a certain Republican presidential nominee, Marty readily acknowledged the existence of “global warming” more than 20 years ago.
18. Mr. Krabs from SpongeBob SquarePants
The wealthy restaurateur behind the Krusty Krab is unusually devoted to two things: money, and his daughter. (Then again, Mr. Krabs is a veteran, and there’s no telling how he’d feel about Mr. Trump’s colorful statements about those who’ve served in the military.)
19. Kelly Kapoor from The Office
Hear me out: Not only will the self-styled “Business Bitch” refuse to abide a single word of criticism, she’s basically the Ivanka of the Greater Scranton area. Plus, there’s nothing Kelly loves more than drama, and there’s no greater potential drama for American democracy than a Trump presidency. Dwight Schrute, for what it’s worth, would vote Gary Johnson.
20. Jeremy Jamm from Parks & Recreation
Considering how this human trash bag treated Leslie Knope when they served on the Pawnee city council together, it’s unlikely that he’d be able to stomach voting another powerful, effective, and ambitious woman into office. Honorable mention: Entitled heir and budding politician Bobby Newport, who’d probably forget to submit an absentee ballot from his yacht.
21. Chuck Bass from Gossip Girl
This Upper East Side socialite attempted to rape not one, but two women in the course of the Gossip Girl pilot alone, so we wouldn’t expect him to oppose Trump out of an unyielding dedication to feminism.
22. Al Bundy from Married… with Children
The debt-saddled shoe salesman’s contempt for fat women and feminism—not to mention his economic anxiety—would lead him right aboard the Trump train. I’d like to think Peg would phone bank for Hillary, if only to troll Al.
23. Pete Campbell from Mad Men
Come to think of it, just about every man on Mad Men would probably vote for Trump (with the possible exception of Ginsberg and a post-Hare Krishna Paul Kinsey), because it was the past, and the past was terrible.
24. J.R. Ewing from Dallas
Like Trump, this scheming oil baron has a lot of money and an impressive ability to hold a grudge. “Revenge is the single most satisfying feeling in the world,” J.R. once said. “Somebody who has been very vicious to me, Rosie O’Donnell, I said very tough things to her and I think everybody would agree that she deserves it and nobody feels sorry for her,” Donald once said.
25. Newman from Seinfeld
I’m positive that Jerry and the gang would vote for Clinton, which means that Seinfeld’s nemesis would have no choice but to go all in for Trump.