Television has a rich history of evil TV characters fans love to hate. From J.R. Ewing to Montgomery Burns, their scheming ways have made memorable storylines.
So what happens when you combine J.R. and Burns and toss in a little Archie Bunker, and what do you get?
The perfect heel character in Eric Cartman from South Park. Much like J.R. back in the day on Dallas, Cartman has become the star on the animated Comedy Central series, as this NPR article explains – succeeding in his evilness where other characters (notably Stewie Griffin from Family Guy and Dr. Smith from Lost in Space) have failed.