COMMONLY SEEN CHARACTER TROPES IN NBC SITCOMS

Have you ever noticed how similar Dwight Schrute and Ron Swanson are?
  1. The intense and unlikely mentor/mentee/work wife/work husband dynamic duo
    Leslie Knope and Ron Swanson Jack Donaghy and Liz Lemon
  2. The Attention-whore
    "My resolution was to get more attention" -Kelly Kapoor @mindy "I'll do it, but only for the all the attention I'll get." - Jenna Maroney
  3. That one young guy who is entrepreneurial
    Tom Haverford: Rent-a-swag, Entertainment 720 Ryan Howard @bjnovak: Wuph.com
  4. The same young guy who is addicted to technology
    Tom Haverford crashes Ron's car while texting and tweeting Ryan Howard leaves trivia competition because he can't get off of his phone because he "needs it"
  5. That guy who always looks at the camera in disbelief
    Adam Scott as Ben John Krasinski as Jim
  6. The guy who's weird and hates everyone
    “Why are all these people here? There are too many people on this earth. We need a new plague.” - Dwight Schrute “When people get a little too chummy with me I like to call them by the wrong name to let them know I don’t really care about them.” - Ron Swanson
  7. The same weird guy who likes slaughtering and cooking animals a lot
    • Dwight brings in freshly killed goose to prepare for the office on Christmas. • Ron brings Tom the Pig to the BBQ to kill and then feed the parks department
  8. The girl who hates everyone but really loves pets
    April and dogs Angela and cats
  9. The one guy everyone loves to hate
    Jerry/Larry/Gary Gergich. Toby Flenderson
  10. The lovable dopey guy
    Andy Dwyer Tracy Jordan
  11. The food-lover
    Leslie Knope: spent 1000 dollars on waffles alone at JJs Diner Liz Lemon: "I need to talk to some food about this."
  12. The person who sings a lot like all the time
    Andy Dwyer Andrew Barnard
  13. The likable one who tries to be optimistic
    Chris Trager Erin Hannon. Kenneth Parcell
  14. The friend pairing who is underrated and close
    Phyllis and Stanely Donna and Tom Jenna and Tracey Angela and Oscar
  15. The old man who doesn't know where he is
    Creed Councilman Milton
  16. The evil dick
    Councilman Jamm Todd Packer Dennis Duffy
  17. The crazy/sensible gal pals
    Ann Perkins and Leslie Knope Liz Lemon and Jenna Maroney
  18. The "I have nothing if I don't have this job"
    Liz Lemon. Michael Scott
  19. Psycho-ex wife
    Tammy 1 & Tammy 2 Bianca (30 Rock)
  20. The creepy loser who probably made up an imaginary girlfriend
    Lutz Gabe
  21. Father Daughter relationship
    April and Ron. Erin and Michael