Bart from The Simpsons is one of the most notorious criminals in television history, but as fans will know, he’s far from the only one.
Many television shows focus on families. That said, there are tons of kids, both young and old, for everyone. Bart Simpson may be the most classic and well-known mischievous son on the small screen, but there are plenty of others who could make him run for his money.
From dramas to comedies, it’s time to celebrate and condemn the most adorable and mischievous children who have earned fan popularity even though their television parents may not be as excited about them in the same way.
10 Jake Harper (Two and a Half Men)
In Two and a half Men, Jake Harper (Angus T. Jones) is always up to something, and it is to leave pigeons in his room or to ruin the entire floor of his grandmother’s house with water. He keeps his Uncle Charlie and his father on the prowl.
He’s not really bad on purpose, but this sporadic, unintelligent kid has a way of causing trouble. In your teens, it’s definitely a bit more directed prank.
9 Eric Forman (That ’70s Show)
When it comes to TV kids, Eric (Topher Grace) is definitely not the worst. Still, her father, Red, might not agree. He smokes weed in the basement with his friends and occasionally does silly things like climb a water tower or sneak around. The problem with Eric is that he is very, very bad for being naughty. He tries his best, but Kitty and Red are always after him. In That 70’s show Eric usually has problems.
8 Buster Bluth (Development Arrested)
Buster (Tony Hale) isn’t exactly mischievous on purpose, but he’s always doing something that has his parents on their toes and the audience cowering in shock.
Development arrested it’s full of weird and wacky storylines, and that includes Buster’s weird habits, let alone faking a seizure or getting arrested for murder. It escalates quickly, and Buster is a son who is a hard guy to get.
7 Joffrey Baratheon (Game of Thrones)
While lovers game of Thrones I might not call Joffrey (Jack Gleeson) a ‘fan favorite’, he’s still one of the most popular characters on the show. Frankly, it’s definitely on everyone’s books when it comes to villains.
If one son on this list was giving his parents trouble, it’s Joffrey, and it comes in the form of power, sadism, and murder. It’s a handful, to say the least.
6 Luke Dunphy (Modern Family)
Modern Family it’s full of quite lovable and quirky characters, and Luke (Nolan Gould) is no exception. He is known for shooting his sisters with toy guns and thinking that their father was a gold digger.
Of course he’s a kid, but he’s definitely the wild and mischievous type that keeps everyone in the family on their toes. It has its moments, good and bad.
5 Lip Gallagher (shameless)
This drama has a lot of characters for fans to follow, and Lip’s (Jeremy Allen White) tabs are basically about his business plans and his life in high school. He’s smart, but he also uses it for some problems.
From car thefts to drinking to faking SAT scores, it shows that you have quite the brains, but you are definitely not doing any good most of the time, either. Still, fans love to see him do it on Shameless.
4 Louis Stevens (including Stevens)
It’s only fair that a Disney show gets recognition, and there’s no better mischievous character than Louis (Shia LaBeouf). He is selfish and lazy, but he also has the ability to create problems. He likes to make jokes and he hates doing normal things. He is that annoying brother and son who is always disgusting and obnoxious and fans will never forget this character from Even Stevens.
3 Stewie Griffin (Family Guy)
There is nothing stranger than Stewie Griffin (Seth MacFarlane), a fully functioning toddler, who helps make Family man what it is. He’s incredibly smart and for some reason he has a British accent, but he’s also totally rude and sneaky.
He holds a grudge, manipulates and even engages in theft and counterfeiting. It’s quite outrageous, but this angry little guy is definitely the definition of mischief.
two Will (the Prince of Bel-Air)
Will (Will Smith) is actually the nephew of the Banks family. Still, he certainly deserves some credit for his mischievous behavior. Whether it’s running away, answering back, or teaching Ashley how to rap, he gives Uncle Phil, one of TV’s most iconic “dads” a hard time.
Will does what Will wants, and it doesn’t matter if he’s breaking the rules or doing poorly at school or hanging out with his friends when he’s not supposed to. His mischief is basically the premise of The prince of Bel Air.
1 Bart Simpson (The Simpsons)
There is no mischievous and hilarious son more iconic than Bart Simpson (Nancy Cartwright) from The Simpsons. His entire existence is basically to antagonize his father, whom he always so politely calls “Homer”.
He’s always causing trouble at school and at home, and there’s a reason the intro always has a scene of him writing lines on a blackboard. He’s always up to something, and every mischievous child should look up to Bart.
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