40 Greatest TV Villains of All Time

From serial killers to cylons, mobsters to murderous moms — counting down the TV characters you love to hate

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8. Montgomery Burns, 'The Simpsons'

When our socialist great-grandchildren use collectively funded time machines to travel back to our era, all they'll need to understand capitalism is this man. Homer Simpson's plutocrat boss (voiced, along with his obsequious minion Smithers, by Harry Shearer) is a man so wealthy that he's completely out of touch with the reality that the rabble experience — and so obsessed with becoming even more wealthy that it almost qualifies as both a mental and phyisical illness. We think we speak for all of us when we say Boo-urns!

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