Match the lead character to the US sitcom quiz

In the ever-evolving landscape of television, US sitcoms hold a special place. These light-hearted, comedic series have a unique way of embedding themselves into the fabric of our lives, offering a source of comfort, laughter, and, on occasion, a poignant mirror to our own realities. As much as we appreciate the intricate plot lines, the slapstick humour, or the witty banter, it’s the characters – those fictional friends who visit our living rooms episode after episode – that truly make us fall in love with a sitcom.

Whether it’s Jerry Seinfeld’s wry observations about everyday absurdities in “Seinfeld”, the whimsical yet fiercely ambitious Leslie Knope navigating the world of small-town politics in “Parks and Recreation”, or the endearing quirkiness of Sheldon Cooper in “The Big Bang Theory”, these characters become our constant companions. We live through their triumphs, their embarrassments, their relationships, and their personal growth. The attachment we develop with these characters often transcends the screen, making their joys our joys, their sorrows our sorrows.

The magic of these characters is often further enhanced by the actor’s portrayal, and it’s not uncommon for us to associate an actor so strongly with a character that they become almost inseparable in our minds. Think of Steve Carell as Michael Scott, or Jennifer Aniston as Rachel Green. The performances breathe life into these characters, transforming them from mere words on a script to fully-fledged individuals whose lives we become intimately invested in.

But how well do you really know your sitcom characters? Beyond the titular figures, beyond the household names, can you match the lead character names to their respective sitcoms? This is the ultimate test for all sitcom enthusiasts. Dive in and let’s find out just how deep your sitcom knowledge goes!

Ready, steady, quiz

Match the lead character to the sitcom


Can you match the following character names to the show in which they appeared…

  1. Jerry Seinfeld
  2. Michael Bluth
  3. Sheldon Cooper
  4. Penny Hofstadter
  5. Ted Mosby
  6. Leslie Knope
  7. Jake Peralta
  8. Troy Barnes
  9. Sam Malone
  10. Elaine Benes
  11. Eric Forman
  12. Claire Dunphy
  13. Tony Soprano
  14. Lorelai Gilmore
  15. Carlton Banks
  16. Carrie Heffernan
  17. Doug Heffernan
  18. Dwight Schrute
  19. Jack Tripper
  20. Will Truman


  1. Seinfeld
  2. Arrested Development
  3. The Big Bang Theory
  4. The Big Bang Theory
  5. How I Met Your Mother
  6. Parks and Recreation
  7. Brooklyn Nine-Nine
  8. Community
  9. Cheers
  10. Seinfeld
  11. That ’70s Show
  12. Modern Family
  13. The Sopranos
  14. Gilmore Girls
  15. The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
  16. The King of Queens
  17. The King of Queens
  18. The Office
  19. Three’s Company
  20. Will & Grace

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