Monday, March 12, 2007

Greatest Sitcom Characters of All Time?

You can vote at the link if you're so inclined. (I voted. I had to vote for Barney Fife.) I learned about this from Brent McKee's blog, and you can read his comments there. He includes his list of missing characters and includes the phrase a "host of others."

Entertainment: Lifestyles: Story: Sitcom Star Wars: 64 characters. 1 winner. You decide. 03/11/07: "
Great sitcom characters come in all sizes and shapes. Some are hilarious. Some are despicable. Some make us laugh. Some make us cry. The best ones become our friends, dropping by to visit once a week for 30 minutes.

Two years ago, we asked Times-Union readers to choose the greatest American rock band (the Eagles beat out Creedence Clearwater Revival in the finals). Last year, we sought out the greatest American movie (Star Wars defeated Gone with the Wind in the finals). This time around, in a tournament sure to start heated arguments across breakfast tables all over the area, we're asking you to pick the greatest sitcom character of all time."

10 comments:

James Reasoner said...

Any such list that doesn't include Dr. Johnny Fever is totally lacking in credibility. Booger!

Bill Crider said...

Brent mentioned Dr. Fever as one of the missing. How could anybody not include him?

Benjie said...

Voting was fun, but I missed any reference to Green Acres. Surely Eb Dawson could have made the cut. And what about Arnold Ziffel?

Bill Crider said...

Arnold, for sure!

Cap'n Bob Napier said...

At least they had Ralph Kramden, Ed Norton, and Eddie Haskell. But where's Ward Cleaver? And of all the people on That '70s Show the only one they could list was Fez? (I'm in lust with Donna.) Tim "Kingfish" Moore from Amos 'n' Andy deserves a shot, and probably the crown.

Bill Crider said...

Probably the ones who made that list didn't even know about The Kingfish.

George Stevens said...

"I denies the allegation and I denies the allegator!"

Bill Crider said...

Which is, of course, my favorite line from the shows.

Benjie said...

I noticed that Round 2 is up and Barney is still on top. I have concern for Les Nessman getting beat out by Cliff Claven, though.

Bill Crider said...

Less Nessman should never lose to anyone, except Barney.