When you think of the movies and TV shows almost three decades back, you're probably too focused on your favorites — the Angela Chases or Tommy Pickles — to think of all the '90s characters you loved to hate. But, trust me, there were a lot of those. While it may seem to you now that they were a mere annoyance, actually, they were fueling the plot of the shows or movies you were obsessed with.
After all, stories thrive on one thing: conflict. If you have a bunch of characters sitting around, living their best lives, chilling and being happy, that's dreamy for them, but it's watching-paint-dry dull for viewers. So thank goodness for characters like Ferguson from Clarissa Explains It All and his ilk. These were incredible antiheroes, characters so wonderfully irritating that, almost without noticing it, you lit up every time they entered onscreen.
Scrolling through this list, you might notice something else weird. They say time is a great healer, and that goes for your fictional relationships as well as factual. Strangely enough, you might find yourself feeling something close to affection for these characters. Were they that bad? Sure. But were they actually the most entertaining parts of the show or movie? Quite possibly.