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Top 10 Dealing With TV Bullies Moments

VO: Phoebe de Jeu WRITTEN BY: Garrett Alden
These TV bullies got what was coming to them. Welcome to WatchMojo.com and today we’ll be counting down our picks for the top 10 dealing with bullies TV moments. For this list, we’ll be looking at moments from TV shows that feature bullies being taken down by the bullied or their defenders. We’ll be excluding full-on tyrants, such as Khan from “Star Trek” or Ramsay Snow from “Game of Thrones,” since they’re a bit more than the average bully.
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These TV bullies got what was coming to them. Welcome to WatchMojo.com and today we’ll be counting down our picks for the top 10 dealing with bullies TV moments.

For this list, we’ll be looking at moments from TV shows that feature bullies being taken down by the bullied or their defenders. We’ll be excluding full-on tyrants, such as Khan from “Star Trek” or Ramsay Snow from “Game of Thrones,” since they’re a bit more than the average bully.

#10: Barry’s Supersonic Punch


“The Flash” (2014-)
Barry Allen may be the fastest man alive now, but he wasn’t always so athletically gifted. As a kid, he was bullied by future meta-human Tony Woodward. When Woodward abducts Barry’s love interest Iris, the Flash is shocked to find that his bully is now superpowered too, able to transform himself into steel. At first, the superfast hero is unable to break through Tony’s skin. However, by pushing himself faster than he’s ever gone, he’s able to land a supersonic punch - which, with some help from Iris, finally takes Tony down.

#9: Captain Kirk Fights Finnegan


“Star Trek” (1966-69)
The crew of the Enterprise face many challenge while exploring the final frontier, but one of the greatest is what they’ve brought with them. While taking shore leave, the crew find their own imaginations and pasts seemingly coming alive to haunt them. Kirk is confronted with Finnegan, a mischievous bully from his time at Starfleet Academy. The two of them get into a fight and although Finnegan, who hasn’t aged, at first appears to have the upper hand, Kirk bounces back and is able to defeat his former tormentor.

#8: Miley & Lilly Get Accidental Revenge


“Hannah Montana” (2006-11)
While Miley Stewart’s attempts to keep her identity as teen idol Hannah Montana a secret do help her live an ordinary life by day, they also leave her vulnerable to ordinary bullies. Two of her most frequent tormentors are Amber and Ashley, who are ironically big Hannah Montana fans. During a camping trip, both bullies do everything they can to embarrass Miley and her friend Lilly, who end up locked in a portable toilet . . . which tips over. Fortunately, since Miley and Lily watched the proceedings while standing in poison oak, it’s a hollow victory.

#7: Sam Defends Carly From Jocelyn


“iCarly” (2007-12)
The title character’s best friend and co-host Sam can be pretty aggressive, and a bit of a bully. After being made aware of this side of herself, in front of a boy she’s crushing on, Sam makes an effort to be nicer. Bu during her attempts to turn over a new leaf, the group encounters even bigger bully Jocelyn, stretching Sam’s self-control to the limit. When Jocelyn messes with Carly, Carly gives Sam the go ahead to let Jocelyn have it, which Sam takes to with gusto - managing to take down the bully and impress the boy at the same time.

#6: SpongeBob Vs. Flats the Flounder


“SpongeBob SquarePants” (1999-)
In an episode appropriately called “The Bully,” the cheerful yellow protagonist encounters Flats, the massive bully fish who joins his boating class. Flats promises to kick SpongeBob’s butt, and the hapless sea sponge tries everything he can to escape throughout the episode. Ultimately though, Flats tracks him down and proceeds to punch him. Except, that SpongeBob did not realize that his soft body would absorb the blows; leading to Flats exhausting himself over the next week in a fruitless attempt to make good on his promise.

#5: Reese Beats Up All the Bullies


“Malcolm in the Middle” (2000-06)
The other “middle” child of Malcolm’s family, Reese, epitomizes school bullies everywhere. But when he loses to a girl at arm wrestling, Reese gives up his role as the school’s number one tormentor. Unfortunately, this creates a power vacuum, with several lesser bullies vying for the vacant position and leading to kids who were previously off-limits, such as Malcolm’s friend Stevie, getting picked on too. This spurs Reese to reclaim his former position by taking down the new bullies in rapid succession and with great flair; proving that he’s the “best” at what he does.

#4: Wendy v. Cartman


“South Park” (1997-)
Eric Cartman might be hilarious, but he’s also a pretty despicable bully, so it’s always great to see him taken down a peg. One of the best examples occurs after he mocks Stan’s on-again off-again girlfriend Wendy’s presentation on breast cancer. Wendy promises to fight Cartman after school, which leaves the cowardly scumbag to try everything he can think of to get out of it, even eating his own underwear. Although he briefly appears to have escaped after involving their parents, the principal, a breast cancer survivor, gives Wendy the okay; leading toCartman being beaten to a satisfyingly bloody pulp.

#3: Steve Hires Stan's Old Bully to Beat Him Up


“American Dad!” (2005-)
Given how macho the eponymous “American Dad” Stan Smith is, he’s often unable to accept the nerdy and unaggressive nature of his son Steve. So in a misguided attempt to toughen his son up, he begins bullying him both at home and at school, relating how his own bully, Stelio Kontos, made him the man he is today. Fed up with his father’s tactics, Steve tracks down his dad’s old tormentor and hires him to beat Stan up, which Stelio Kontos executes in epic style - complete with his own theme song.

#2: Steve and Max Vs. Billy


“Stranger Things” (2016-)
While Eleven making Mike’s bully Troy wet his pants was quite satisfying, for our money, this is the better bully takedown in “Stranger Things.” Max’s stepbrother Billy takes out his frustration at being bullied himself by his father on poor Max and Steve. A confrontation at Will’s house leads to brawl between Billy and Steve which, although Steve puts up a good fight, leaves Billy the victor. Fortunately, Max is able to hit her obnoxious step-sibling with a tranquilizer, and, with some help from a nail-studded bat, put the fear into Billy for a change.

Before we get to our top pick, here are a few honorable mentions:

The Doctor Shuts Down An Abusive Father
“Doctor Who” (1963-1989, 2005-)

Charlie Brown Takes Back All the Marbles
“He’s a Bully, Charlie Brown” (2008)

Who’s the Man?
“Stargate SG-1” (1997-2007)

#1: Bart Forms an Army and Water Balloons Nelson


“The Simpsons” (1989-)
Nelson Muntz is among the most famous TV bullies and he’s received several memorable punishments for his bullying over “The Simpsons”’ long run, such as the whole town laughing at him for a change. But our pick has to go to this epic occasion in his earliest appearance. After being bullied by Nelson, Bart Simpson decides that he’ll seek help from his grandfather, as well as unhinged military veteran Hermann. In an homage to war films, Bart then gathers many of his classmates to pelt Nelson with water balloons in a thoroughly epic battle from which Nelson emerges the clear loser.

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