23 Times TV Characters Tried to Get Fit

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Not every TV character is a superhero.


Because if some of the characters we've known through the years were forced to get fit for the job, they may not be able to do it. 

If Liz Lemon from 30 Rock was going to eat a McDonald's sundae every time she slowly meandered on the treadmill, for example, she's not going to be Wonder Woman!

She would, however, continue to entertain us.

See who else got the entertainment part down pat by scrolling through our slideshow!

1. Liz Lemon - 30 Rock

Liz Lemon - 30 Rock
If you looked at the cover photo of our slideshow, you know eating McDonald's sundaes isn't the only sin Liz Lemon commited while on the treadmill. She also consumed wine. Other uses for the treadmill? Zipping up a zipper she couldn't reach on her back. The woman was a genius. I just wouldn't her to represent me in a marathon.

2. Doug Heffernan - King of Queens

Doug Heffernan - King of Queens
What's the problem with exercising in the bedroom? You're looking at it! That bed looks a little too inviting for Doug, so after a few arm stretches, he finds an excuse and just crawls back in.

3. Amy Schumer - Inside Amy Schumer

Amy Schumer - Inside Amy Schumer
One of Amy's many characters would just prefer to do nothing rather than running or walking on the elliptical machine. Me too, sister, me too! That's not earning either of us a place on the Justice League.

4. Dean Winchester - Supernatural

Dean Winchester - Supernatural
Dean is all over the game of Dodgeball. You know why? He gets to be the dick coach. If he didn't, do you really think he'd want to play? Yeah, me neither. He may slay demons, but I bet he's more of a whiner when it comes to being on the receiving end of a ball to the gut.

5. Cam Tucker - Modern Family

Cam Tucker - Modern Family
Cam isn't into exercise. The gif of him on a strider in front of the Christmas tree was too small, but this will do. I love how Mitchell tells him to watch his hands so he looks more manly.

6. Edina Monsoon - Absolutely Fabulous

Edina Monsoon - Absolutely Fabulous
Edina is probably putting forth a lot of effort in her attempt to exercise here. She even has on ugly stretchy pants (with a blouse and long necklace, mind you). For Edina, trying to exert herself IS a stretch.

7. Ted Mosby - How I Met Your Mother

Ted Mosby - How I Met Your Mother
Is that a rock Ted's holding? WTH? Is there anything more humiliating than being yelled at by a woman while you attempt to work out? Maybe. You tell me, guys! Ted just wants to go home. I don't blame him.

8. Tessa and Dallas - Suburgatory

Tessa and Dallas - Suburgatory
Fashion wins over exertion here, but let's give credit where it's due. At least they're out there and active. You go, girls!

9. Sheldon Cooper - The Big Bang Theory

Sheldon Cooper - The Big Bang Theory
Sheldon is better at watching toe touches than he is at doing them. I'm sure he has some great mathematical reason why he doesn't have to do them. He's a genius. It wouldn't be fair to have it all, right?

10. Felicity Smoak - Arrow

Felicity Smoak - Arrow
Speaking of having it all, Felicity is pushing the limits of sit ups in her living room. She's breathing heavy with four and five. Hey, she has a superhero boyfriend and a fit brain. That works!

11. Beverly Goldberg - The Goldbergs

Beverly Goldberg - The Goldbergs
Beverly is always doing something to get fit. She's got all the outfits to do it in, too. Snazzy 80s gear to walk fast, do scissor legs in the living room or the Jane Fonda workout with her precious boy.

12. Cartman - South Park

Cartman - South Park
Cartman just seems to have missed the memo on what it means to be fit, asking his friends if he looks ripped. No, Cartman, you do not.

13. Cleveland - The Cleveland Show

Cleveland - The Cleveland Show
I don't think Cleveland is dead, but things don't look good for him on the treadmill. As with others, it doesn't appear to be his particular apparatus, does it?

14. Miranda, Carrie and Samantha - Sex and the City

Miranda, Carrie and Samantha - Sex and the City
The girls on Sex and the City want to exercise their minds as well as their bodies while they're out for their walk. Gossip is the answer for that one!

15. Bill Haverchuck - Freaks and Geeks

Bill Haverchuck - Freaks and Geeks
OK, it's not just Bill, but he takes the brunt of this particular scene. Yes, Dodgeball really was what was once considered excercise, not punishment, in gym class. Then you had to get naked and shower with all the bullies. Oh, it was glorious.

16. Phil Dunphy - Modern Family

Phil Dunphy - Modern Family
Phil manages to make Cam look like he's a master of the art of exercise as he strides by with his walking poles. His kids are probably hiding in the bushes in embarrassment. OK. Points for being out there. Go Phil!

17. Phoebe and Rachel - Friends

Phoebe and Rachel - Friends
Flap your wings, pretty bird! It's unclear where Phoebe learned to run, but she is certainly filled with glee as she embarrasses the hell out of Rachel as she runs, flailing, by.

18. Hannah Horvath - Girls

Hannah Horvath - Girls
Hannah pretty much sums up my thoughts on the subject with a mantra matching her strides as she runs down the road, "I hate this, I hate this, I hate this." Amen.

19. Homer Simpson - The Simpsons

Homer Simpson - The Simpsons
Homer seems to have taken a lesson from Liz Lemon...or vice versa. This is the kind of treadmilling I could get behind! Just sit down, watch a little telly and keep the treadmill on loooow.

20. Martin Payne - Martin

Martin Payne - Martin
Martin was all into it for a while and feeling pretty good as a result. But one misstep set him off and suddenly the whole thing fell apart in typical, hilarious Martin fashion.

21. Mindy - The Mindy Project

Mindy - The Mindy Project
Mindy wanted to learn to dance sexy like a stripper, but she wasn't exactly willing to commit to it. Therefore, she wound up looking silly as hell. And we loved her for being like us.

22. Coach and Nick - New Girl

Coach and Nick - New Girl
One of these things is not like the other. One of them is an excellent exerciser, the other is not. Can you guess which one? Nick can't even commit to a wholehearted side slap of his jump rope. That's lazy!

23. Andy Dwyer - Parks and Recreation

Andy Dwyer - Parks and Recreation
Andy was ready to get fit, but then he got really hot. And he just wanted to lay down and go home. The moral of this story is exercise soon makes you into the hottest male action star in the world. So, don't lay on the pavement, embrace it. Or something. Off to exercise!

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