YES, EVEN WORSE THAN THE CLEOBOT: There are characters on tv whom one loves-to-hate, but then there are those who are solely worthy of hate -- not merely of the "I disagree with the choices this character makes" level but rather "this character's loathsome presence on the show, even as a foil for the protagonists, strongly detracts from my ability to enjoy the show."
And at that level, as many commented last night, is Glee's Jacob Ben-Israel, the creepy nerdy blogger with an Isro. Straight out of the pages of Der Stürmer, he seems to represent every possible negative stereotype of Jews one can ask a character to embody without any redeeming features. This sexually obsessed, sweaty, manipulative stalker is just not fun to watch, and the sooner they can drop him down the Rosalind Shays Memorial Elevator or boot his ass to Mandyville, the better. Is there a worse character on tv?