Top 6 Characters in TV Situation Comedies

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Top 6 Characters in TV Situation Comedies

Postby Boy With A Problem » Fri May 11, 2007 10:33 am

Ed Norton - Honeymoners
Frank Burns - MASH
George Costanza - Seinfeld
Barney Fife - Andy Griffith Show
Jethro Bodine - Beverly Hillbillies
Ted Baxter - Mary Tyler Moore Show
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Postby Who Shot Sam? » Fri May 11, 2007 10:51 am

Never liked the Honeymooners...

Mine (with an international flavor):

George Costanza - Seinfeld
Basil Fawlty - Fawlty Towers
Maxwell Smart - Get Smart
Father Dougal - Father Ted
Kath Day-Knight - Kath & Kim

PS - Oops, I get one more...

Larry David - Curb Your Enthusiasm
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Postby pophead2k » Fri May 11, 2007 10:51 am

Archie Bunker - All in the Family
Fred Sanford - Sanford and Son
Johnny Fever - WKRP in Cincinnati
Hawkeye Pierce - MASH
Dwight Schrute - The Office
Ricky Ricardo - I Love Lucy

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Postby Mr. Average » Fri May 11, 2007 11:35 am

Cliff Claven - Cheers - by far my favorite ever.
Tim Conway - McHales Navy
Major Frank Burns - Mash
George Castanza - Seinfeld
Ed Norton - Honeymoners
Barney Fife/Floyd The Barber (tie) - Andy Griffith Show

The list is not complete without Archie Bunker, but I cannot in good conscience bump anyone above.
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Postby Goody2Shoes » Fri May 11, 2007 11:37 am

Dr. Bombay - Bewitched
Eddie Haskell - Leave It To Beaver
Robby Douglas - My Three Sons. Hubba hubba.
Edith Bunker - All In The Family
Maynard G. (stands for Walter) Krebs - The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis
Elliot Carlin - Bob Newhart Show
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Postby Boy With A Problem » Fri May 11, 2007 11:57 am

pophead2k wrote:Johnny Fever - WKRP in Cincinnati


Les Nesman might be the choice there. Just thinking about the "turkey drop" is cracking me up right now.
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Postby pophead2k » Fri May 11, 2007 12:05 pm

Ha! You are correct sir. Actually, Herb Tarlek might deserve a mention.

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Postby Boy With A Problem » Fri May 11, 2007 12:08 pm

The Turkey Drop is on You Tube

http://youtube.com/watch?v=BvFdJ1zUAGU
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Postby mood swung » Fri May 11, 2007 12:12 pm

as god is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly.

the godless tornadoes episode was also a classic. great show.
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Postby so lacklustre » Fri May 11, 2007 12:32 pm

Here's a brit list - statesians later

Basil Fawlty - Flwayt stwoer
Rik - The Young Ones
Del Boy - Only Fools and Horses
Norman Stanley Fletcher - Porridge
Rigsby - Rising Damp
Blackadder - Blackadder II
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Postby Mr. Average » Fri May 11, 2007 1:48 pm

Boy With A Problem wrote:
pophead2k wrote:Johnny Fever - WKRP in Cincinnati


Les Nesman might be the choice there. Just thinking about the "turkey drop" is cracking me up right now.


Great exchange between Jennifer Marlow's stud boyfriend (his name was "Steel") and Les Nesman:

Steel: "Good to meet you. My name is "Steel""
Les: "Hmmm. Steel. That's an unusual name..."
Steel: "Yes, it is. I like to think a persons first name says a lot about the quality of the person it belongs to. " But I'm sorry, I missed your first name"
Les: "Les.................Les Nesman"
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Man, I must be bored out of my fukking mind!

Postby A rope leash » Fri May 11, 2007 6:21 pm

Mr. Ed
Cousin It
Uncle Fester
Fish
Homer Simpson
Bender

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How about six more?

Postby A rope leash » Fri May 11, 2007 6:27 pm

Mr. Haney
MaryAnn
99
The Fonz
Mork
ALF

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Postby Otis Westinghouse » Fri May 11, 2007 7:18 pm

Reggie Perrin
Basil Fawlty
Both Mitchell and Webb in Peep Show (let this be one!)
Larry David in Curb
Father Ted
Both Frasier and Niles

Peep Show series 3 is fabulous. Tonight's barbecued dog-eating episode had me crying my eyes out. Perfect.

Why 6? ('Why not?', I hear you reply.)
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Postby ice nine » Fri May 11, 2007 8:33 pm

Frank Burns
Herb Tarlek
Louie
Det Nick Yemana (Barrney Miller)
Howard Borden (Bob Newhart)
Buddy Sorrel (Dick Van Dyke)
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Postby Who Shot Sam? » Fri May 11, 2007 10:02 pm

Boy With A Problem wrote:The Turkey Drop is on You Tube

http://youtube.com/watch?v=BvFdJ1zUAGU


hehe

Haven't seen that in ages.

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Postby Boy With A Problem » Sat May 12, 2007 4:18 am

Otis Westinghouse wrote: ('Why not?', I hear you reply.)


It was going to be 5 but I couldn't leave out Ted Baxter. But, as I antcipated, there have been a bunch of excellent additions that might have made it to my list - Eddie Haskel, Floyd the Barber, Elliot Carlin, Uncle Fester and Nick Yemena being particulary good choices. And I just don't know the English shows well enough to comment. Larry David - tough call there - I already had George on the list, and I never quite thought of Curb as a situation comedy.
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Postby Mechanical Grace » Sat May 12, 2007 8:35 am

US: light on nostalgia...

Fred Mertz
Karen Walker
Red Foreman
GOB Bluth
Gomez Addams
Bobby (King-of-the) Hill

Don't know nearly enough UK ones but here are my two faves:

Sir Humphrey Appleby
Reginald Perrin (hadn't thought of that show in ages, loved it)
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Postby Mike Boom » Sat May 12, 2007 8:37 am

C J
Jim Ignatowski
Herb Tarlek
Ted Baxter
Apu Nahasapeemapetilon
Neuman
echos myron like a siren
with endurance like the liberty bell
and he tells you of the dreamers
but he's cracked up like the road
and he'd like to lift us up, but we're a very heavy load

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Postby Jackson Monk » Sat May 12, 2007 6:35 pm

Niles Crane - Frasier
Mr Swainey - one foot in the grave
Trigger Ball - fools and horses
Manny Bianco - Black Books
Rigsby - Rising Damp
corruptio optimi pessima

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Postby Otis Westinghouse » Sun May 13, 2007 5:03 am

One more?
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Postby Tim(e) » Sun May 13, 2007 7:15 am

Manuel - Fawlty Towers
Baldrick - Blackadder
Basil Fawlty - Fawlty Towers
One Armed Waiter - Robin's Nest
Jethro Bodine - Beverly Hillbilies
Eb Dawson - Green Acres

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Postby Mike Boom » Sun May 13, 2007 8:59 am

I didnt get where I am today without knowing when I needed one more.
echos myron like a siren

with endurance like the liberty bell

and he tells you of the dreamers

but he's cracked up like the road

and he'd like to lift us up, but we're a very heavy load

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Postby Fishfinger king » Sun May 13, 2007 6:19 pm

Father Jack Hackett - Father Ted
Bob Ferris - Whatever happened to the likely lads?
Randy Hickey - My name is Earl
Victor Meldrew - One foot in the grave
Ray Purbs - Hippies
Sally Solomon - Third rock from the sun
Is that so surprising nowadays?

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Postby Jackson Monk » Mon May 14, 2007 1:55 am

Otis Westinghouse wrote:One more?


oops

Father Dougal - Father Ted
corruptio optimi pessima


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