Sometimes we can’t quite understand why we’re attracted to the characters we’re attracted to. It’s always the ones who aren’t very conventionally attractive but have amusing or entertaining personalities that really win us over and we end up doing all kinds of logic gymnastics to defend our gross crushes.
This is basically me every single day when the Gurl team and I are discussing our latest unattainable celebrity crushes.
But I’m not the only one with a nasty little secret hiding in my heart. I’ve asked the rest of the Gurl girls and some of our friends at our sister sites such as The Gloss to own up to their weird crushes, so here are 15 of our most embarrassing TV crushes.
Double D From Ed, Edd N EddyI own up to this crush big time. Ever since I was in 3rd grade, I watched this show mainly for this guy right here.In our defense...he was clearly the only one on this show that wasn't a complete idiot. He had that shy, incredibly neurotic smart kid thing going for himBut...I'm pretty sure his tongue is green.
Larry Tudgeman From Lizzie McGuireThe Tudge. The guy who was so dweeby that even Gordo looked down on him.In our defense...he's a harmless, socially awkward geek who totally means well. There was that one episode when he wore all black on his date with Lizzie and was suddenly really hot.But...he probably has a booger collection
Vicky From The Fairly Odd ParentsShe is by far the scariest teen girl on television. And yet, there's something about her that is super magneticIn our defense...she knows what she wants and she knows how to get it, which is pretty admirableBut...she enjoys torturing children, which ain't a good look.
Roger From Sister Sister"Go home, Roger!" is a phrase that will stick with us forever, right? Julia from The Gloss admits to this awkward crush.In our defense...he ended up being a total babeBut...he was insufferable 90% of the time that he was on the screen. Future hotness can only make up for so much.
Salem From Sabrina The Teenage WitchThis misanthropic, wise cracking cat was probably the best thing about Sabrina. Our very own, Caitlin, owns up to this crush.In our defense...he was actually a human in a cat body.But...he's still a talking cat.
Lucas From Pretty Little LiarsThis temperamental but well-meaning dude is a soft spot of Blisstree editor, Joanna, but he immediately made Caitlin cringe.In our defense...he's a photographer and he's into comic books and wears cute Chuck Taylors. So basically he's a little like Seth CohenBut...he might be A
Sid From Hey ArnoldI'm owning up to this one, too.In our defense...Sid was a funny, endearing coward who had awesome style. I mean, what other kid rocks Beatle boots?But...he is a little too cowardly. But we can both be paranoid together, I'm cool with that.
Spinner From DegrassiCaitlin made sure that Spinner made it to this list, so I decided to use this photo to properly express my disapproval.In our defense...he got hotter as he got older and underneath the bullying and immaturity he was a pretty caring dude.But...look at his cargo pants.
Stoop Kid From Hey ArnoldThere's only one episode of Hey Arnold about this dude, but it is definitely one of the most memorable episodes of the show, period.In our defense...grunge fashion never dies and Stoop Kid's is on point.But...he looks like an old man and a foot at the same time and his attitude sucks.
Morgan From The Mindy ProjectJess is admittedly attracted to this wacky doctor. Or she just has a think for bright purple tracksuits.In our defense...He's a little weird, and a little creepy, but he's actually pretty sweet underneath the weirdness.But...he's still a weirdo with no social skills. Definitely not somebody to introduce to the parents, or your friends or anybody ever.
Urkel From Family MattersUrkel easily overshadowed the rest of the Family Matters gang thanks to his ridiculous personality and his pocket protector swag. The show runners definitely didn't expect that to happen.In our defense...he had a sexy alter ego named Stefan and he rocked his geek chic like no other. I'm pretty sure that half of his wardrobe is sort of in style these days.But...that laugh and that voice are too much to handle.
The Men Of SeinfeldThe best of Caitlin's weird crushes. Hands down.In our defense...They were funny guys! We all love somebody who'll make us laugh.But...they're the men of Seinfeld
Kim Kelly From Freaks And GeeksKim Kelly is a '70s era force to be reckoned with. She's a blonde bombshell in the sense that her personality is ridiculously explosive.In our defense...she's hilarious and really hard to love.But...I'm pretty sure she can and would--without hesitation--beat me up.
Sid Jenkins From SkinsOh, Sid. Easily one of my favorite characters during his tenure on Skins.In our defense...he's cute in a I'm-a-total-pushover-and-a-screw-up sort of way.But...he probably, like, never washes his hands or something. He's totally one of those dudes who has crumbs all over his laptop keyboard and doesn't seem to mind.
Dib From Invader ZimI'm admitting this very, very reluctantly.In our defense...nothing can defend this oneBut...I'm still embarrassed.
Are you surprised by anything in this list? Which TV characters are you oddly attracted to? Were there any TV ladies that you couldn’t help but find super appealing? Tell us in the comments!