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“Honey, tact is for people who aren’t witty enough to be sarcastic,” Will & Grace’s Karen Walker once said. And boy would she know! She and her six cohorts listed here are simply in a league of their own in terms of biting wit.

Julia Sugarbaker (Dixie Carter) Designing Women, 1986-93

The woman who never met a soapbox she couldn’t climb, Julia was often the mouthpiece for Designing Women creator and writer Linda Bloodworth-Thomason’s political stances, including standing up for HIV+ people when it was still unpopular and generally setting Atlanta society straight about the issues of the day. And, really, who could forget "the night the lights went out in Georgia?"...

Wilhelmina Slater (Vanessa Williams) Ugly Betty, 2006-10

A.k.a. the menace of Mode magazine, Wilhelmina ruled the offices of the fashion magazine with the help of her loyal minions Marc and Amanda, although even »

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