Favorite Mean Character in a sit-com

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Which mean character in a sit-com is your favorite?
Note: I know many if not all of these characters have had tender moments, but overall their character is mean, gruff, insulting, rude, or sneaky.
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Major Frank Burns!
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I always thought the old lady in Everybody Loves Raymond was meaner than the old man.

FYC:

Frasier's dad is not exactly mean but he is - curmudgeonly

Cece in The Nanny

Kitty in Dharma & Greg

Kramer and Newman in Seinfeld

With it's hour long runtime, Ally McBeal doesn't meet the generally accepted definition of a sitcom, but I'll throw both Nell and Ling out there anyway.

Stewart in Spin City

Barney in HIMYM
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I see you added Kitty but not any of the others?

I mean - I don't mind either way - but some are pretty decent suggestions from popular sitcoms.
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Martin Crane seems too nice for this.

I would second Newman.
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No one comes close to matching Louis de Palma, but Kotter's Principal Woodman can flesh out the list. Same for Carl Reiner as Alan Brady on the Dick Van Dyke. Show, and Jane Lynch's Coach Sue Sylvester on Glee.
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Please cut "PS:" from your list title.

FYC:
Karen Walker
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0157246/mediaviewer/rm1283990784
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Hahaha, this is a fun one. There are so many good characters but I'd probably vote for Karen from "Will & Grace" or Carla from "Cheers." 'Good poll!

FYC:

Archie Bunker from "All in the Family" 
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riverotter,

In your list, please remove the word poll after Discuss here .
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otter,
I don't think Bernadette from the Big Bang Theory really belongs here. May I suggest replacing her with Leonard's mother Beverly Hofstadter?
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really? Bernadette has admitted sabotaging her co-workers, lied to Leonard that Penny called him a "p@ssy," insulted Stewart, is mean to employees she is in charge of, lies, etc. 
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Yeah I know, it's just:
"many if not all of these characters have had tender moments, but overall their character is mean, gruff, insulting, rude, or sneaky."

I feel like Bernadette has a sweet personality overall, and has moments where she is mean or rude, not the other way around. Though, I guess she changes a bit in the later seasons and becomes more of a bully, especially towards her co-workers.
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yes, she started out naive and innocent, and her voice also wasn't so high. They made her mean as the show went on.
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Beverly Hofstadter is not simply mean. She is cruel to her son as she treats him as a test subject in a psychological study.
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she wasn't a regular, though. 
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