A new season of World's Worst Tenants premieres next Tuesday, March 12th. But it's not always the tenants that are the problem. In fact, a lot of times it's the landlords.
Personally, we blame poor role models. From slumlords to aggressive busybodies, here are the 10 Worst Landlords.
Mr. Roeper from "Three's Company"
Source: DLT Entertainment/Warner Bros. Television
The character was beloved and given its own show, but in real life you'd probably be creeped out by this sneaky borderline homophobe and his obsession with outing someone in your apartment. Do you give this guy a rent check or a restraining order?
Edna from "Laverne and Shirley"
Like Roeper, Edna also went out of her way to insert herself into the personal lives of her tenants. When she wasn't meddling in their affairs, she was seducing (eventually marrying) Laverne's father. Oh, and when Laverne and Shirley moved out West to get new jobs, Edna FOLLOWED THEM OUT THERE.
Whoever Owned that House in "The Shining"
Look, I'm just saying, maybe they could have given Jack a heads up that the place was haunted by violent, persuasive ghosts and dudes in bear costumes.
Joe Pesci in "The Super"
Source: 20th Century Fox
It's sadly rare that slumlords get their come-uppance, but that happened in this film. Pesci's character is threatened with prison time for refusing to address building code violations unless he actually moves into one of his buildings and acts as The Super. Eventually he sees the errors of his way and has a change of heart. Whatever.
Mr. Heckles from "Friends"
This guy was always in a bad mood and constantly complained that the girls' footsteps were disturbing him (he lived in the apartment below). You move to the big city to achieve your dreams and can't even walk around in your own apartment? No one told me life was gonna be this way. *clapclapclapclap*
Pearl (From the Funny or Die Video "The Landlord")
Perpetually drunk and incapable of empathy, Pearl is on a downward spiral and she's going to take everyone down with her.
David Bowie as The Goblin King in "Labyrinth"
Source: TriStar Pictures
He expects everything from his goblin tenants and gives nothing in return, with the exception of orders and abuse. A true despot. And, what's worse, he isn't even a goblin. How did he become their King in the first place?
Frankie Faison in "Coming to America"
Credited as simply "landlord" in the film, Faison's character is about as friendly as a honey badger. But he'll help himself to your hot tub.
Imagine having a landlord you're cool with and then all of a sudden have this maniac take over, plunder your place, and invite himself over for dinner. Even worse he feels entitled to it all. A guy like this makes you start saving up to own.
Roy Munson's Landlord in "Kingpin"
The one positive is that she's flexible with the rent. The negative is that what this really means is she wants YOU to be flexible in exchange for rent. Kinda creepy.
Tune in to the World's Worst Tenants Season Premiere March 12 at 10/9c on SPIKE