The movies and television have provided us with shining examples of bullying behavior. Characters in a number of shows and movies provide us with the classic portrayal of the bully and give us someone to point to and tell our children not to act like that.
One of the best examples of a bully comes in the classic movie ” A Christmas Story.” Scut Farkus is the older boy in the movie who is constantly picking on the younger ones. We see kids go out of their way to try and avoid a confrontation with him. Finally, though this big bad bully gets his when one of the kids stands up to him and Farkus is the one who goes running home crying.
Another classic movie bully comes from the “Back to the Future” series. Biff Tannen may be the king of all the bullies on the big screen. Biff is the one who mercilessly picked on George McFly throughout their school years and on into adulthood. It was McFly who got the last laugh though when he married Lorraine, the girl who Biff was sweet on too.
When it comes to television one of the top bullies was the older brother on the Wonder Years. Wayne Arnold was always pushing around his younger brother Kevin and Kevin’s friend Paul. Another T.V. bully was featured on the animated show The Simpsons. Nelson Muntz used to loved to pick on Bart Simpson but in recent years they have turned into friends.
Thanks to direct.tv, the stereotypical bullies that we see on T.V. and in the movies can be great learning tools. Teachers and parents can point to these well known figures as examples of how not to behave. It is never O.K. to pick on another person and luckily in the movies and on television the nasty bullies end up getting it back in the end.