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The 100 Greatest TV Characters
Bravo TV ^ | November 2004

Posted on 11/27/2004 9:46:45 AM PST by ConservativeStatement

This comprehensive five-part series will focus its critical eye on famous television characters that have become a part of the fabric of American pop culture. Blending classic moments, rare photos and interview with both stars and show creators, the series will spotlight how our favorite TV characters broke out of the pack to emerge as pop icons.

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Adam West's Batman should have been top ten.
1 posted on 11/27/2004 9:46:46 AM PST by ConservativeStatement
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

Al Bundy


2 posted on 11/27/2004 9:47:54 AM PST by cmsgop
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

I vote Al Bundy number One!


3 posted on 11/27/2004 9:48:15 AM PST by Lockbar (March toward the sound of the guns.)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

Lou Grant probably is in my top ten or so. Pity about the actor's politics but, both on the MTM show and in Lou Grant, loved the Grant character.

G'kar from B5 might have to be there for me as well. And Spike from BtVS.

(Eclectic, you say? Yeppers.)

Dan


4 posted on 11/27/2004 9:48:56 AM PST by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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To: cmsgop

LOL, great minds think alike!


5 posted on 11/27/2004 9:49:06 AM PST by Lockbar (March toward the sound of the guns.)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
Archie Bunker @ #1 is right on the money.

And I'd put All in the Family as the best sitcom of all time. ......or at least tied with I Love Lucy.

6 posted on 11/27/2004 9:50:15 AM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
COMPLETE SCHEDULE

Day 1
100. Xena
99. Monk
98. Steve Urkel
97. Dr. Smith
96. Artie
95. Doug Ross
94. Vic Mackey
93. Maynard G Krebs
92. Agent Dale Cooper
91. Caine
90. Herman Munster
89. Lt. Castillo
88. Jamie Somers
87. Gomez & Morticia
86. Maxwell Smart
85. Napoleon Solo/Illya Kuryakin
84. Bob Hartley
83. Vinnie Barbarino
82. Gil Grissom & Catherine Willow
81. Cast of Will & Grace


Day 2
80. Jack Tripper
79. Charles Ingalls
78. Rob & Laura Petrie
77. Dr. Craig
76. Eleanor Frutt
75. Ally McBeal
74. Beaver
73. Dr. Johnny Fever
72. Dick Soloman
71. Dan Fielding
70. Niles Crane
69. David Addison/Maddie Hayes
68. Benson
67. Jim Ignatowski
66. Carla Tortelli
65. John Boy
64. Jessica Fletcher
63. Andy Taylor
62. Francis Xavier Pembleton
61. Crockett & Tubbs


Day 3
60. Mork
59. Al & Peg Bundy
58. Barney Miller
57. Rhoda Morgenstern
56. Mick Belker
55. Capt. Picard
54. Rocky & Bullwinkle
53. Pres. Josiah Bartlett
52. Emma Peel
51. Murphy Brown
50. Sam & Diane
49. Maude Finley
48. Ted Baxter
47. Carmella Soprano
46. Cast of Friends
45. Marshall Matt Dillon
44. Cliff Huxtable
43. Thomas Magnum
42. Laverne & Shirley
41. The Barone Family


Day 4
40. Fred Sanford
39. Kojak
38. Sgt. Ernie Bilko
37. Marcus Welby
36. Barney Fife
35. Lou Grant
34. Kermit & Miss Piggy
33. Maverick
32. Scully & Mulder
31. Samantha Stephens
30. Det. Lenny Briscoe
29. Alex Keaton
28. Perry Mason
27. Ann Marie
26. Frasier Crane
25. Joe Friday
24. Louis DePalma
23. Andy Sipowicz
22. Richard Kimball
21. Mr. Spock


Day 5
20. Ed Norton
19. Eric Cartman
18. Roseanne
17. Jim Rockford
16. George Jefferson
15. J.R. Ewing
14. Hawkeye Pierce
13. Buffy
12. Edith Bunker
11. Carrie Bradshaw
10. Tony Soprano
9. Capt. James T. Kirk
8. Mary Richards
7. Lt. Columbo
6. Seinfeld Cast
5. Homer Simpson
4. The Fonz
3. Lucy Ricardo
2. Ralph Kramden
1. Archie Bunker



Patriot Paradox

7 posted on 11/27/2004 9:50:16 AM PST by sonsofliberty2000 (Pajama Blogger Since 2002)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
Archie Bunker. In fact, his chair should be in the Smithsonian.

(Oh, that's right - it already is!)

8 posted on 11/27/2004 9:51:01 AM PST by Slump Tester (John Kerry - When even your best still isn't good enough)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

The only one from the Andy Griffith show is Barney Fife?

And where is Niles Crane? One of the greatest characters ever.


9 posted on 11/27/2004 9:51:23 AM PST by JustaCowgirl (Terrorists will "global test" us right off the planet)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

Bart Simpson.


10 posted on 11/27/2004 9:52:03 AM PST by IllumiNaughtyByNature (I got a fever, and the only prescription is MORE COWBELLS!)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
How could anyone forget Guther Toody of "Car 54 Where Are You?"

"Oooo--Oooo!"

http://mywebpages.comcast.net/csmiths/

11 posted on 11/27/2004 9:52:25 AM PST by motife
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To: Mr. Mojo

My 1-2-3 list may be: Archie, Al Bundy, Batman. Very underrated character: Nancy Walker as Rhoda's mom.


12 posted on 11/27/2004 9:52:33 AM PST by ConservativeStatement
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To: JustaCowgirl

63. Andy Taylor


13 posted on 11/27/2004 9:53:21 AM PST by dakine
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To: JustaCowgirl

70. Niles Crane


14 posted on 11/27/2004 9:54:10 AM PST by dakine
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

Toody and Muldoon aren't on there.


15 posted on 11/27/2004 9:54:56 AM PST by saminfl
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

Columbo, Frazier, Lucy, several of the Soprano characters, JR Ewing, and, even though he is new, I'm starting to get a kick out of "Denny Crane."


16 posted on 11/27/2004 9:55:30 AM PST by RedWhiteBlue
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
This is a sham! They missed Captain Kangaroo!!
17 posted on 11/27/2004 9:55:52 AM PST by the_Watchman
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

Ben Cartwright should have made the list.


18 posted on 11/27/2004 9:56:00 AM PST by Freebird Forever
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

Archie Bunker definitely #1, as far as Rhoda is concerned, Carlton the Doorman should be in the running...and Reverend Jim from Taxi.


19 posted on 11/27/2004 9:56:31 AM PST by Preech1 (God, Bless America Please!)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
James Arness in Gunsmoke should have been in the top ten.
20 posted on 11/27/2004 9:56:39 AM PST by vetvetdoug (In memory of T/Sgt. Secundino "Dean" Baldonado, Jarales, NM-KIA Bien Hoa AFB, RVN 1965)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
This list places the cast of Will and Grace above Maxwell Smart?

Outrageous.

21 posted on 11/27/2004 9:56:48 AM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: sonsofliberty2000

#21 Eric Cartman Bump!


22 posted on 11/27/2004 9:57:02 AM PST by correctthought (Hippies, want to change the world, but all they ever do is smoke pot and smell bad)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

No Paladin? No Rifleman? No Lt. Buntz? Bah.


23 posted on 11/27/2004 9:57:07 AM PST by Nick Danger (Want some wood?)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

Jill Hennesy on L&O when she played Clair what'sername. Brains and looks. Every time I think of her..........I gotta go now


24 posted on 11/27/2004 9:57:16 AM PST by Roccus
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

"Ralph Kramden" A classic:-]


25 posted on 11/27/2004 9:57:28 AM PST by geege
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To: dakine

1. John Kerry - "I'm not a competent leader, but I play one on TV."


26 posted on 11/27/2004 9:57:33 AM PST by ReadyNow
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

Along with Barney Fife. Andy, Opie, and the Beaver should have been much higher. And Officer's Frank Poncherello and Jon Baker are no where on the list.


27 posted on 11/27/2004 9:57:38 AM PST by flying Elvis
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To: sonsofliberty2000

Who is Buffy? Am I that aged?


28 posted on 11/27/2004 9:57:53 AM PST by Glenn (The two keys to character: 1) Learn how to keep a secret. 2) ...)
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To: BibChr
G'kar and Londo both they played well against and for each other. People need to watch B5 start to finish in the shortest time frame possible. The story holds together so well and the character development is superb.

On another note Magnum 43? needs top 10 imho.

29 posted on 11/27/2004 9:58:15 AM PST by mad_as_he$$ ("Sure is a nice day for making things right." Boss Spearman. NSDQ, De Opresso Libre)
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To: sonsofliberty2000
Archie Bunker is a nobody outside of the US.

This doesn't mean unimportant.

My guess for America 'worldwide' would be

1) The A team

2) The Simpsons

3) Knight Rider

4) Spongebob Square Pants

5) Friends

30 posted on 11/27/2004 9:58:52 AM PST by Jakarta ex-pat
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To: sonsofliberty2000

Where is the cast of wagon train?


31 posted on 11/27/2004 9:59:25 AM PST by oldbrowser (You lost the election.....................Get over it.)
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To: sonsofliberty2000
90. Herman Munster

What's Kerry doing on this list? And why am I not on it? This is insanity! :)
32 posted on 11/27/2004 9:59:39 AM PST by Tealc (Mail me if you want on or off my Jaffa, Kree! ping list)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

My favorite TV character of alltime was Marlene from "James At 15." I was 15 myself when that show was on and I wanted Marlene in the worst way. I used to skip school and take the subway to Boston, looking for her, because the show was being filmed there. I never found her but things worked out for the best.



33 posted on 11/27/2004 10:00:25 AM PST by SamAdams76 (Red Sox Win The World Series...And Bush Wins Re-election Too!)
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To: Nick Danger

I cast my vote for "The Rifleman" to be on the list as well...


34 posted on 11/27/2004 10:00:56 AM PST by Preech1 (God, Bless America Please!)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

Were is Jed Clampett and the rest of his crew....?


35 posted on 11/27/2004 10:00:59 AM PST by dakine
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

Shouldn't the perky Katic Couric be there for her ever consistant portayal of a lying, left wing @sshole on "the today show"? Oh, she's not acting? the today show is supposed to be news? No way!


36 posted on 11/27/2004 10:01:24 AM PST by pipecorp (this space no longer exists)
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To: flying Elvis

Where's Gomer Pyle and Gilligan?


37 posted on 11/27/2004 10:01:25 AM PST by DrewsDad
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

The Sweathogs!


38 posted on 11/27/2004 10:01:45 AM PST by ItsOurTimeNow (Mmmmm....leftovers...)
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To: mad_as_he$$

I totally agree with you. Peter Jurasik was tremendous. The only reason I only singled out G'kar was that Andreas Katsulas could bring across so much feeling and, well, humanity, from under so much makeup. (Contrast Lt. Worf — which I blame partly on the writing.)

Dan


39 posted on 11/27/2004 10:02:35 AM PST by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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To: cmsgop

Why thank you...

(he get's my vote too)


40 posted on 11/27/2004 10:02:45 AM PST by Abundy
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

And Clayton Moore's Lone Ranger...don't forget Jay Silverheels as well..."Um Kemosabi...you have-um plan?"


41 posted on 11/27/2004 10:03:17 AM PST by Preech1 (God, Bless America Please!)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

Funny, I pick Ralph Kramden and Archie Bunker 2 and 1 respectively, and I'm not usually that in tune with popular culture. (Don't even recognize at least 1/3 of the names, never watched Star Trek or Friends, for instance.)


42 posted on 11/27/2004 10:03:32 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (NYT Headline: "The Protocols of the Learned Elders of CBS", Fake But Accurate, Experts Say)
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To: Preech1
Reverend Jim from Taxi.

Isn't that 67. Jim Ignatowski?

43 posted on 11/27/2004 10:03:50 AM PST by DrewsDad
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To: flying Elvis

Eddie Haskell? Uncle Tonoose? Baretta? Note that James Garner plays two of the characters on the list, Maverick and James Rockford.


44 posted on 11/27/2004 10:04:00 AM PST by MoralSense
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To: sonsofliberty2000

Joe Friday's only number 25?

What a joke.


45 posted on 11/27/2004 10:04:15 AM PST by ScottFromSpokane (We're none of us prefect.)
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To: BibChr

Agree about Lou Grant ... just a fantastic, well developed, multi-faceted character ... "There's a word I wanna use Mary and I can't cause that kid's here. You know what that word is Mary? BALDERDASH! That's not the word I had in mind, Mary!"


46 posted on 11/27/2004 10:04:24 AM PST by Mr. Buzzcut (metal god)
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To: Preech1

67. Jim Ignatowski


47 posted on 11/27/2004 10:04:48 AM PST by verifythentrust
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

What a joke! No, Greatest American Hero;)


49 posted on 11/27/2004 10:05:30 AM PST by JeffersonRepublic.com
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

Buffy? Number 13?

What a PC joke.


50 posted on 11/27/2004 10:05:49 AM PST by Finalapproach29er (You can drive from coast to coast and never pass through a single county won by Kerry.)
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