Surely every one of us has a favorite (or at the very least a liked) movie or a TV show where none of the main characters are actually who you’d say is the MVP of the show. Sometimes, a smaller role ends up having a big impact—perhaps even bigger than that of the main role!

Well, Twitter has been sharing times when these same small roles actually had a big impact in various movies and series. Brett (@baeburke) asked the people of Twitter that exact question, sharing his two cents: June George in Mean Girls (2004), and Fred (the My Leg fish) from Spongebob Squarepants.

Image credits: baeburke

Soon after, many other tweeters began sharing their own thoughts on what are some small roles with a big impact, making the thread go viral with over 125,000 likes and 13,000 retweets.

Bored Panda has turned the thread into a list for you to enjoy, so go comment and upvote the ones you enjoyed the most, and why not suggest your own small roles with a great impact from movies and series!

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#1

Edna "E" Mode In The Incredibles Universe

Edna "E" Mode In The Incredibles Universe

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denzoren
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1 month ago

This is definitely top tier. Edna was a show all on her own.

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#2

"Old Man" Marley, Potrayed By Roberts Blossom, In Home Alone (1990)

"Old Man" Marley, Potrayed By Roberts Blossom, In Home Alone (1990)

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Avery S Alberico
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1 month ago

RIP 2011

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#3

Yondu, Portrayed By Michael Rooker, In Guardians Of The Galaxy (2014)

Yondu, Portrayed By Michael Rooker, In Guardians Of The Galaxy (2014)

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PandaPanda
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1 month ago

ooh good one

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#4

Crush, Voiced By Andrew Stanton, In Finding Nemo (2003)

Crush, Voiced By Andrew Stanton, In Finding Nemo (2003)

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Ms.M.
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1 month ago

He's such a chill dude

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#5

Paulette Bonafonté, Portrayed By Jennifer Coolidge, In The Legally Blonde Movies

Paulette Bonafonté, Portrayed By Jennifer Coolidge, In The Legally Blonde Movies

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Ms.M.
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1 month ago

She's freakin hilarious!

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#6

Roz, Voiced By Bob Peterson, In Disney's Monsters Franchise

Roz, Voiced By Bob Peterson, In Disney's Monsters Franchise

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Chilla
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1 month ago

mike wazowski...

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#7

Gingy The Gingerbread Man, Voiced By Conrad Vernon, In The Shrek Series

Gingy The Gingerbread Man, Voiced By Conrad Vernon, In The Shrek Series

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Ms.M.
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1 month ago

I loved that wee fella

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#8

Mr. Chow, Portrayed By Ken Jeong, In The Hangrover Movies

Mr. Chow, Portrayed By Ken Jeong, In The Hangrover Movies

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JennyBee
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1 month ago

aye Ken Jeong! He is my fave masked singer judge!

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#9

Pigeon Lady, Portrayed By Brenda Fricker, In Home Alone 2: Lost In New York (1992)

Pigeon Lady, Portrayed By Brenda Fricker, In Home Alone 2: Lost In New York (1992)

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Avery S Alberico
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1 month ago

Tuppence

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#10

Honey Best, The Wife Of Lucius Best, A.k.a. Frozone, Voiced By Samuel L. Jackson, In The Incredibles Universe

Honey Best, The Wife Of Lucius Best, A.k.a. Frozone, Voiced By Samuel L. Jackson, In The Incredibles Universe

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Chilla
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1 month ago

honey wheres my super suit

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#11

Doug Judy, Portrayed By Craig Robinson, In Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2013)

Doug Judy, Portrayed By Craig Robinson, In Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2013)

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denzoren
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1 month ago

I think if he was featured more it wouldn't have the desired effect. His appearances were great as is.

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#12

Barb, Potrayed By Shannon Purser, In Stranger Things (2016)

Barb, Potrayed By Shannon Purser, In Stranger Things (2016)

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Chilla
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1 month ago

rip

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#13

Lilly Onakuramara, Portrayed By Hana Mae Lee, In The Pitch Perfect Movies

Lilly Onakuramara, Portrayed By Hana Mae Lee, In The Pitch Perfect Movies

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AriMalari87
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1 month ago

I loved this bish in all the pitch perfect movies, and i can't find any of the movies anywhere, can someone help me pwease 🥺

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#14

June George, Portrayed By Amy Poehler, In Mean Girls (2004)

June George, Portrayed By Amy Poehler, In Mean Girls (2004)

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Lauren Caswell
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1 month ago

Oh god when the dog bites her XD and the camcorder....well everything really they're quite right this character was fantastic!

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#15

Boba Fett In Star Wars (1977-2020)

Boba Fett In Star Wars (1977-2020)

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A.M. Pierre
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1 month ago

I have to admit I was never on the "Boba Fett's the coolest thing ever" train, and I grew up on the Original Trilogy. The Mandalorian finally gave him the moves and scenes so he could live up to his legend.

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#16

Dill And Rosemary Penderghast, Portrayed By Stanley Tucci And Patricia Clarkson, In Easy A (2010)

Dill And Rosemary Penderghast, Portrayed By Stanley Tucci And Patricia Clarkson, In Easy A (2010)

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denzoren
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1 month ago

I agree, they really stood out in this movie. Great chemistry too.

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#17

Cabbage Merchant, Voiced By James Sie, In Avatar (2005)

Cabbage Merchant, Voiced By James Sie, In Avatar (2005)

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CrazedFalcon17
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1 month ago

Mʸ Č𝔸𝓑𝓑𝔸Ꮆ乇ˢ

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#18

Bethany Byrd, Joan The Secretary, Jonathan Malen And Others In Mean Girls (2004)

Bethany Byrd, Joan The Secretary, Jonathan Malen And Others In Mean Girls (2004)

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PandaPanda
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1 month ago

Yes.

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#19

Madame Zeroni, Potrayed By Eartha Kitt, In Holes (2003)

Madame Zeroni, Potrayed By Eartha Kitt, In Holes (2003)

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it's Wednesday my dudes.
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1 month ago

good one! i love that movie

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#20

Any Role Played By Rob Schneider In Any Adam Sandler Movie

Any Role Played By Rob Schneider In Any Adam Sandler Movie

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J Rob
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1 month ago

Ha ha ha... OK

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#21

Cynthia Swann, Portrayed By Stockard Channing, In The First Wives Club (1996)

Cynthia Swann, Portrayed By Stockard Channing, In The First Wives Club (1996)

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Lea S.
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1 month ago

Ugh. The tragic impetus of the whole movie.

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#22

Asian Jim (Steve), Portrayed By Randall Park, In The Office (2005)

Asian Jim (Steve), Portrayed By Randall Park, In The Office (2005)

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it's Wednesday my dudes.
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1 month ago

its jimmy woooooooo

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#23

Mrs. Muller, Portrayed By Viola Davis, In Doubt (2008)

Mrs. Muller, Portrayed By Viola Davis, In Doubt (2008)

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Paloma Valenzuela
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1 month ago

this should be much higher! In a movie full with great performances, Viola Davis shines

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#24

Bruce Bogtrotter, Potrayed By Jimmy Karz, In Matilda (1996)

Bruce Bogtrotter, Potrayed By Jimmy Karz, In Matilda (1996)

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Paul Budhram
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1 month ago

he had the best. role. ever. Just f*cking eating cake

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#25

Woman In Red, Portrayed By Fiona Johnson, In The Matrix (1999)

Woman In Red, Portrayed By Fiona Johnson, In The Matrix (1999)

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elStiJneriNO
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1 month ago

i remember her as girl in red coat in schindlers list

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#26

Casey Becker, Portrayed By Drew Barrymore, In Scream (1996)

Casey Becker, Portrayed By Drew Barrymore, In Scream (1996)

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cassiushumanmother
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1 month ago

Oh my god i'm old! Scream was released in 1996? Nooooooooo This fact is less funny than the movie and pretty scary.

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#27

Hannibal Lector, Portrayed By Anthony Hopkins, In Silence Of The Lambs (1991)

Hannibal Lector, Portrayed By Anthony Hopkins, In Silence Of The Lambs (1991)

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CB KittyValet
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1 month ago

not a small part.

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#28

Chessy, Portrayed By Lisa Ann Walter, In The Parent Trap (1998)

Chessy, Portrayed By Lisa Ann Walter, In The Parent Trap (1998)

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Tacocat
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1 month ago

She was awesome!

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#29

Laura Palmer, Portrayed By Sheryl Lee, In Twin Peaks (1990)

Laura Palmer, Portrayed By Sheryl Lee, In Twin Peaks (1990)

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ojjunior
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1 month ago

My 2nd preferred series of all time. After The X-Files, of course.

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#30

Jennifer Barkley, Portrayed By Kathryn Hahn, In Parks And Recreation (2009)

Jennifer Barkley, Portrayed By Kathryn Hahn, In Parks And Recreation (2009)

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Angela Jester
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1 month ago

It was Agatha all along

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#31

Vice Principal Gupta, Portrayed By Sandra Oh, In The Princess Diaries (2001)

Vice Principal Gupta, Portrayed By Sandra Oh, In The Princess Diaries (2001)

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MAX THOMPSON
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1 month ago

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There is and it has been done.

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#32

Fred, Voiced By Doug Lawrence, In The Spongebob Squarepants Series

Fred, Voiced By Doug Lawrence, In The Spongebob Squarepants Series

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Lauren Caswell
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1 month ago

My eyes?

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#33

Bem, Portrayed By Ekow Quartey, In Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban (2004)

Bem, Portrayed By Ekow Quartey, In Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban (2004)

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Lauren Caswell
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1 month ago

He's the character who pops up and explains crucial plot points, in the third movie I think :)

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#34

Zara Young, Portrayed By Katie Mcgrath, In Jurassic World (2015)

Zara Young, Portrayed By Katie Mcgrath, In Jurassic World (2015)

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Lauren Caswell
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1 month ago

I have to admit I normally see a twist coming a mile away but they got me at the end there :)

#35

Winston, Portrayed By Freddie Ricks, In Baby Boy (2001)

Winston, Portrayed By Freddie Ricks, In Baby Boy (2001)

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#36

Laura Hall, Portrayed By Alicia Silverstone, In The Lodge (2019)

Laura Hall, Portrayed By Alicia Silverstone, In The Lodge (2019)

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Vanta Black
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1 month ago

This one is so minor I've never even heard of it.

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