Horrible bosses– the bane of every working man (and woman’s) existence. Whether they’re loud, obnoxious, or downright lazy, at some point they all inspire homicidal tendencies in the people unlucky enough to work for them. With the release of Horrible Bosses this Friday, The Urban Daily lists the worst of the worst offenders in corporate management from the small and big screen.
Sergio Roma in Get Him To The Greek–Diddy plays record mogul Sergio Roma, whose Pinnacle Records is close to financial ruin. In the clip below, Sergio delivers a verbal tongue lashing to one of his underlings at their weekly staff meeting.
J. Jonah Jameson in Spiderman–As the cantankerous top dog at the fictional Daily Bugle, Jameson has zero tolerance for stupidity–and our friendly neighborhood Spiderman.
Louie DePalma in “Taxi”–as the head dispatcher for the Sunshine Cab Company, Louie is a nasty troll who delights in spreading misery to everyone around him.
Miranda Priestley in The Devil Wears Prada–the editor-in chief of Runway Magazine, (rumored to be fashioned after real life Vogue magazine’s editrix Anna Wintour). No one can cast a withering stare better than this ice queen.
Gilbert Huph in The Incredibles–Poor Gilbert Huph. How could the soulless corporate pencil pusher know he was about to fire one of the most powerful superheroes in the world? Watch what happens when Mr. Huph tries to conduct Bob Parr’s ‘exit interview’:
Mel Sharples in “Alice”–Rough, gruff, and about five decades behind in the women’s movement, Mel could definitely use a few classes in Sensitivity 101 (start at 1:25 mark).
Eugene H. Krabs in “Spongebob Squarepants”–The owner of The Krusty Krab, Mr. Krabs is the crustacean Gordon Gekko of Bikini Bottom. He will do anything for a buck, and as witnessed in clip below, will even dabble in a little eco-terrorism to do so.
Bill Lumbergh in Office Space–Lumbergh is the passive-aggressive, bureaucratic type of boss who seems to forget–or just doesn’t care–that employees have a life outside their office cubicle.
Wilhemina Slater in “Ugly Betty”–Cold and heartless, Wilhemina takes fashion very seriously. In the clip below, Wilhemina serves a fashion police ticket (and a pink slip) to an employee at Mode Magazine.
Ari Gold in “Entourage”–Based on real life Hollywood talent agent Ari Emanuel, Ari Gold is an equal opportunity offender. From faithful assistant Lloyd to long-suffering wife Mrs. Ari, no one is safe when Ari goes Chernobyl on your ass.