Kay Bailey Hutchison
Antonio d'Oliveira Salazar
“Papa Doc” Duvalier
Madame Ngo Dinh Nhu
George Allen, Jr. (former governor and senator)
Rev. Robert A. Schuller
Joseph Alioto (former mayor of San Francisco)
Pope Paul VI
George H.W. Bush
Marilyn Tucker Quayle (wife of former Vice President Dan Quayle)
Angela Lansbury's character in "The Manchurian Candidate"
George Sanders as the critic in “All About Eve”
Joe Flynn as Captain Binghampton on “McCale's Navy”
the supporting cast of “The Maltese Falcon”
Clarence Kolb, who played the city mayor in “His Girl Friday”
Larry Tate (Darren's boss, played by David White*) on “Bewitched”
Milburn Drysdale (the banker, played by Raymond Bailey) on “The Beverly Hillbillies”
Osgood Conklin (the principal, played by Gale Gordon) on “Our Miss Brooks”
Adenoid Hinkel (played by Charlie Chaplin in “The Great Dictator”)
Dr. No (played by Joseph Wiseman) in “Dr. No”
Noah Cross (played by John Huston) in “Chinatown”
Russ Yelburton (played by John Hillerman) in “Chinatown”
C. Montgomery Burns from "The Simpsons"
Mother Skinner (principal Seymour Skinner's mother) from "The Simpsons"
* David White appeared, in person, to have been a profoundly decent human being
Warning: Other than cartoon characters of "The Simpsons," the most recent fictional examples in the list are from 1974. Note how the funny, fictional examples from motion pictures and television seem to be getting rarer and rarer. This means that, culturally, pomposity is probably winning and that the puncturer of pomposity, Hermes, is probably losing.
NOTE: The top right home page of this blog contains a link to a companion blog, "Daily Quiddity." Go to this link for many examples of positive quiddity.