Ted (Josh Radnor) and every girl he's ever dated, How I Met Your Mother
Producers have promised that Abby Elliott's Jeannette is Ted's final girlfriend before he meets the missus (we will meet her in the ninth and final season), but she's one of a bajillion girlfriends too many. We stopped asking, "Is she the Mother?" somewhere in the Stella (Sarah Chalke) era, and the Age of Zoey (Jennifer Morrison) was more punishment than anything else. We always figured that Mrs. Mosby wouldn't come into the picture until closer to the end of the series, so it was hard to invest in any of these relationships. Never mind the fact that most of them were incompatible with Ted's pretentious, hopeless, and sometimes needlessly, romantic self. Save us all the time and show her face already!