Here are the aunts and uncles (in no particular order) we think are most worthy of our purest love and outermost contempt. (Photos: Release)
Let’s get it at of the way and start with the absolute worst on this list: The Handmaid’s Tale Aunt Lydia. Like a Nurse Ratched, but with more genital mutilation. (Photo: Release)
Uncle Phil is tough but fair, and Aunt Viv rules, so we’re willing to overlook that she was played by two different people. Anyone who takes in a young Will Smith is okay by me, especially when they live in a chill mansion. (Photo: Release)
Aunts Hilda and Aunt Zelda may not be AS iconic as their fellow aunts on this list, but they certainly have their moments as Melissa Joan-Hart’s mentors in Sabrina the Teenage Witch. I’d gladly take either/or as my magical, mystical blonde aunt. (Photo: Release)
Jesse and Becky are easily the hottest couple in “Full House,” and now that I am an adult I would probably go back in time to be in a three-way relationship with them—which probably wouldn’t happen because my hair is not as cool as theirs. (Photo: Release)
An elderly couple who raised their nephew, with one of them being tragically murder. Not to mention Uncle Ben is the reason why Peter became a hero. And Marisa Tomei as hot Aunt May? Heck yeah! (Photo: Release)
Uncle Fester from The Adams Family is not a with, but still able to illuminate light bulbs with his mouth! I think I’m a total Uncle Fester—loveable, pale, and easily manipulated by Joan Cusack. (Photo: Release)
The most impressive fact of Auntie Antiope training Gal Gadot to become Wonder Woman was keeping it a secret from Hippolyta for over a decade. Oh—and her combat skills, of course. (Photo: Release)
Let’s go ahead and shout out Home Alone0s Uncle Frank, America’s favorite cheapskate! He bestowed “LOOK WHATCHA DID, YOU LITTLE JERK!” on us as a beautiful catchphrase, and he set the bar for stealing stuff off airplanes, which I respect. (Photo: Release)
It’s possible that trying to prevent her nephew from going to Hogwarts might have been Petunia’s small revenge on Lily for being the gifted child. Uncle Vernon, on the other hand, was always just as disagreeable as when we first met him. Poo Harry! (Photo: Release)
Happy National Aunts and Uncles Day,
yet another made-up holiday, created to celebrate your parent’s weirdo brothers and sisters.
While some uncles and aunts are the perfect partners in crime and will let you get away with thing you’ve would’ve gotten in trouble for—like
everyone’s favorite uncle Jesse from —, others can become your darkest hellish nightmare in their attempt to utterly ruin your life. Just ask poor Harry Potter or handmaid Offred and they’ll tell you all about it! Full House
In honor of National Aunts and Uncles day, we take a loot at some of the more memorable aunts and uncles—good and awful—who have graced our airwaves. Here are the ones (in no particular order) we think are most worthy of our purest love and outermost contempt.