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Professions of American TV Characters

Can you name the occupations of these TV characters?
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Last updated: May 24, 2021
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First submittedJuly 21, 2010
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Character
Show
Profession
Joey Tribbiani
Friends
Actor
Ally McBeal
Ally McBeal
Lawyer
Meredith Grey
Grey's Anatomy
Doctor
Jerry Seinfeld
Seinfeld
Comedian
Seymour Skinner
The Simpsons
Principal
Geoffrey
The Fresh Prince
of Bel-Air
Butler
Cliff Clavin
Cheers
Mailman
Carl Winslow
Family Matters
Police Officer
Sterling Archer
Archer
Spy
Walter White
Breaking Bad
Teacher
Character
Show
Profession
Charlie Harper
Two and a Half Men
Jingle Writer
Hermes Conrad
Futurama
Bureaucrat
Ted Mosby
How I Met Your Mother
Architect
Al Bundy
Married... with Children
Shoe Sales
Gob Bluth
Arrested Development
Illusionist
Jed Bartlett
The West Wing
President
SpongeBob
SpongeBob
SquarePants
Fry Cook
Alice Nelson
The Brady Bunch
Housekeeper
Ari Gold
Entourage
Agent
Hank Hill
King of the Hill
Propane Sales
43 Comments
+2
Level 33
May 18, 2013
I know I'm getting technical here but magician/illusionist wasn't Gob Bluth's profession. He never got paid for any of it (which is the definition of a profession.) He just did it... very badly.
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Level 72
Jun 19, 2013
Hey, he was a founding member of the Magician's Alliance. That definitely counts. Maybe getaway driver and bee keeper could be added as additional answers now...
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Level 56
May 15, 2017
"Bees?" "No, beads." "BEES?"
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Level 83
Jan 25, 2017
"Illusions, Michael!!"
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Level 73
Jul 4, 2017
technically he worked as a waiter in one episode accidentally and was paid for it, so perhaps that should be the answer
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Level 89
Jul 14, 2018
I typed in "none" before I remembered those little tricks he does.
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Level 59
Mar 6, 2022
I was hoping the top comment has to do with Gob, and I was not disappointed.
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Level 71
Mar 19, 2015
I love how it changes "magician" to "illusionist".
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Level 68
Apr 12, 2020
like magic ;)
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Level 71
May 25, 2021
I typed "magician," but after doing so, I decided that magician shouldn't be accepted. It should only accept illusionist.
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Level 83
Jan 27, 2017
I got a few by mostly guessing and I have't watched many episodes of those, but great quiz idea nevertheless.
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Level 63
Jan 31, 2017
Ted also worked as a professor on HIMYM
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Level 63
May 14, 2017
Again, please also accept professor and proffessor as correct answers
+4
Level 43
May 3, 2018
proffessor is wrong, there's only one f
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Level 77
Mar 24, 2024
Indeed: there's only one 'f' in Ted Mosby. And we're grateful for that.
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Level 48
May 15, 2017
I wasted quite a bit with the Ted Mosby question - till I realized I was trying different titles for Barney Stinson's job.
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Level 60
May 15, 2017
Please.
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Level 36
Oct 14, 2017
Got 19 out of 20. Never saw Arrested Development.
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Level 82
Aug 28, 2018
Easily one of the best shows of all time.
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Level 83
Jun 13, 2021
Great show . great writing ,acting and most important very very funny.
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Level 51
Jul 3, 2019
politician should be accepted for president.
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Level 70
May 24, 2021
Like saying the CEO of a Fortune 500 company is an office worker
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Level 53
May 24, 2021
Surgeon should be accepted for Meredith Grey.
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Level ∞
May 24, 2021
Okay.
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Level 84
May 24, 2021
Police should be accepted, and postal carrier or postal worker, tried both of those before mailman
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Level ∞
May 24, 2021
Postal worker would have worked.
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Level 83
May 24, 2021
A missed opportunity to put in George Costanza. Accepted answers could include architect, latex salesman, hand model, and of course, importer/exporter.
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Level 85
May 24, 2021
An entire quiz could be dedicated to George's jobs - both real and imaginary!
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Level 84
May 25, 2021
No one else has said it yet, so I'll do it. Geoffrey can't have been a butler because a butler is in charge of the male servants. The Banks' didn't have any other servants, so Geoffrey was just a domestic worker. Of course, his last name was Butler, so that's something.
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Level 81
May 26, 2021
Quite a gender imbalance here - is that the TV networks' fault, or has the quiz leaned towards male characters?
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Level 82
Jun 13, 2021
It's nobody's fault nor is it something that should be noticed.
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Level 72
Jun 21, 2021
I disagree. It should be noticed. There's been plenty of great female characters on TV, as there have been many noteworthy women in most fields that become quizzes on JetPunk. Acknowledging more of them wouldn't hurt (and wouldn't require any additional effort).
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Level 56
Jun 13, 2021
OMG who cares
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Level 82
Jun 13, 2021
Why don't you list Geoffrey Butler's full name?
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Level 62
Jun 13, 2021
There should be "propane and propane accessories sales" xD
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Level 72
Jun 13, 2021
Sterling Archer I tried a BUNCH of different answers that are actually correct and spy was not one of them. I typed in Agent for example and had it as an answer for Ari Gold. Tried Secret Agent, CIA, PI, Private Investigator...

Just spy huh? ;)

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Level 67
Jun 15, 2021
Secret agent worked for me (I got Ari Gold the same way at first lol)
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Level 59
Jun 13, 2021
Teacher should be accepted for Skinner too. He is still a Teacher by profession, even if most of his Job include administrative work. He is also in the category Teachers in the Simpsons-Fandom-Wiki.
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Level 72
Jun 21, 2021
Has he ever been seen teaching on the show? Maybe in flashbacks? (But even if he did, it shouldn't be added as an acceptable answer. It's like accepting waiter for Joey because he worked at Central Perk for a few episodes. He's an actor, and Skinner is a principal.)
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Level 67
Jun 13, 2021
I accidentally got something for bureaucrat and I'm not sure what
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Level 67
Jun 13, 2021
Oh I think I said accountant, I should really watch more Futurama it's dope
+1
Level 72
Jun 14, 2021
Talent agent doesn't work for agent?
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Level 27
Oct 5, 2021
Hermes conrad was also Inspector #4 so inspector should be allowed too :)