Sometimes sitcoms are praised for displaying characters that the audience can connect with, but when you really think about it there are a lot of people in sitcoms that are actually total dicks but no one really notices because they need to be dicks in order to provide humor.
My example would be Eric Foreman from That 70s Show. Eric is always perceived as the “good guy” of the group because the show revolves around him but when is he ever really nice to anyone? All his ever does is make fun of his friends. Hyde is normally the guy that everyone thinks is an asshole but it gets to the point where Hyde actually shows his good side way more than Eric does.
Eric isn’t the only example either. Do you notice any sitcom characters that are actually dicks?