Actor: Paul Reiser
TV Show: Mad About You (1992-99)

The popular '90s sitcom followed the apartment living life of Paul and Julie Buchman. They bickered about take out, about their friends, and about Marxist philosophy, but all under the guise that Paul was a documentary filmmaker, something that never really rang true for the rest of the show. While the other popular NY sitcom, Seinfield, really showed that Jerry lived the kind of life that would fuel his comedy, nothing Paul ever did seemed to reflect his work except when he would, like from a bad novel, tell someone what he was working on. "I'm a successful filmmaker!" he says. "Sure you are," we say.