Source: Composite by G_marius based on an Angela Wolf’s image
Friends' Ugly Naked Guy, Frasier's Maris Crane, Seinfeld's Bob Sacamano, or Big Bang Theory's Mrs Wolowitz, who is the best?
Best unseen comedy characters in TV
Some of the greatest television characters in sitcoms have never really appeared on the screen. The "unseen character" has been a trend in television history, evoking laughs on the basis of how the rest of the characters relate to her or him or the mere physical description of that never-to-be-seen person. We have shortlisted four unseen characters, all of which come from extremely successful American TV shows. Help us decide which of them deserves to be considered the best unseen character in television history.
- Ugly Naked Guy was the nudist neighbour that inflicted the sight of his unattractive overweight body on Friends over most of the series' seasons. Supposedly he used to be cute before becoming fat in 1993. His real name is unknown, and he was not always called "Ugly Naked Guy", in fact Phoebe referred to him once as the "Cute Naked Guy" and Rachel's mother simply as "an unattractive nude man". We never had the chance to see his face...
- Maris Crane was so thin she could hide behind a bread stick and avoided wearing earrings as they made her head droop, while tormenting Niles Crane in Frasier. After all she was Niles' first wife. Maris was immensely rich but Niles only found out about the true origins of Maris' family fortune during their divorce process.
- Bob Sacamano is the subject of many of Kramer's stories and anecdotes in Seinfeld. Often Bob Sacamano suffers misfortunes, get ill or even is hospitalized in a mental institution. But apparently he made a fortune from toy paddles with the ball and rubber band. We owe him the great idea of using the rubber band so that balls come back after being hit!
- Mrs Wolowitz in the Big Bang Theory is Howard's overweight mother, who keeps mothering him and constantly yelling to him from another room. Howard simply refers to her as "Ma!". We never see her during the series, except in an episode in season 5, when in an overhead view of Wolowitz wedding ceremony we can get a glimpse at her pink dress, and in an episode in seson 6, when we can see her from the neck down.
Check out these videos with the funniest moments of these unseen comedy characters!
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