First thing that came to mind: Sheldon Cooper. Oh, excuse me. Dr. Sheldon Cooper.

Then, the more I thought about it, other names just came flooding through my mind…Sherlock, Walter White, Dr. House…

You may or may not have thought about this before – I haven’t – but here’s a nifty infographic put together by Direct Packages.

They took some of the most popular TV show characters and pressed a magic button to analyze how smart they are and, voila, the infographic was created.

In reality…what they did was go through “250 lines of dialogue for each of these characters and ranked them based on their dialogue complexity and the Flesch-Kincaid system.”

However, they also admit that this system does not take street smarts into consideration. (Sigh of relief because of [insert favorite Walking Dead character here].

So, who do you think are the smartest TV show characters? Make a list, then compare it with this graphic.

smartest tv show characters

What’s the verdict? Do you agree with the results above, or do you think they are totally off the mark?

You’ll find more smart characters here: 5 Amazing and Underrated Geek TV Shows More People Need To Watch

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