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Top 5 TV characters of all-time

The Rill Dill's picture
March 6, 2014 at 1:37pm
152 Comments

Fred Sanford

Archie Bunker

Kramer

Al Bundy

Sheldon Cooper

Calgarybuck's picture

Walter White

Kramer

Al Bundy

Homer Simpson

Peter Griffen

BuckNutzGasMan's picture

Omar from The Wire is hands down the best character ever. 

OSU_ALUM_05's picture

Homer Simpson

Jack Bauer

Dr. Cox (can't explain it - just loved his character on SCRUBS)

Dr. House

Dexter Morgan

Honorable Mentions:  Eric Cartman; Kramer

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Squirrel Master's picture

Cox, awesome!

 

I saw a UFO once.......it told me to have a goodyear!

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Furious George 27's picture

The Skeezers from Rock of Love

Yeah, well…that’s just like, your opinion, man.

MacG91's picture

Walter White

Homer Simpson

Michael Scott

Kramer

Ron Swanson 

Mac..yeah

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HotSauceCommittee's picture

Great list. I wasnt a huge Seinfeld fan so I may replace Kramer but the rest of the list is great. I might replace him with a 90210 character of something.

MattyBeingMatty's picture

+1 for Michael Scott and Ron Swanson

“Not everybody’s the perfect person in the world, I mean everyone kills people, murders people, steals from you, steals from me, whatever. I think that people need a second chance, and I’ve always looked up to Mike Vick." -TP

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mh277907's picture

I don't watch many tv shows on a regular basis but Tony Soprano would be on my list.

buckeyebobcat

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BuckeyeTrappedInSouth's picture

Phil Dunphy

Eric Cartman

Shawn Spencer

Burton "Gus" Guster

Tony DiNozzo

In Urban We Trust

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chicagobuckeye's picture

We have very similar tastes in comedy as those would probably be 3 or 4 of mine. With psych hands down in there. 

UrbzRenewal's picture
  • Hodor
  • Walter White
  • Randy/Cartman (South Park)
  • Rustin Cohle
  • Sherlock (Cumberbatch)
  • Don Draper
  • Francis Underwood

We've entered a golden age of television.

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Poison nuts's picture

Good list.

"Death created time to grow the things that it would kill" - Detective Rustin Cohle.

ITWASME's picture

Hodor has the best and most badass lines in television. 

brandonbauer87's picture

1. Daryl Dixon

2. Will Smith (Fresh Prince)

3. Corey Matthews

4. Zack Morris

5. Jack McCoy

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Hovenaut's picture

A little late here, but going with the A-team (the young Hovenaut votes) along with the obvious (in that number one spot).

stittracer99's picture

Cosmo Kramer

Michael Scott

Barney Stinson

Gregory House

Richard Castle

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Jason Gruber's picture

+1 for Stinson

"You win with People" Woody Hayes

Jack Fu's picture

Homer Simpson

George Costanza

Sam Malone

Walter White

Jimmy McNulty

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Mizzillion's picture

Walter White

Sheldon Cooper

Tyrion Lannister

Homer Simpson

Arthur Fonzarelli

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Catch 5's picture

Tyrion Lannister, the greatest character on the greatest show on tv right now.  Great addition to the others mentioned.

Make their asses quit! - Nick Saban

703Buckeye's picture

Another name for this thread...

"Find out how old everyone is without actually asking"

"Attack the Strong, Trample the Weak, Hurdle the Dead!"
-Former OSU S&C Coach Lichter

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Earle's picture

For Oyster:

Ralph Kramden

Lucy Ricardo

Boston Blackie

Joe Friday

Festus Haggen

Italics are for emphasis.

kareemabduljacobb's picture

I have too many to name... here's mine:

  • Michael Scott
  • Michael Scofield
  • Dexter Morgan
  • Angus MacGyver
  • Dennis Reynolds
  • Dwight Schrute
  • Ross Gellar
  • Walter White
  • Thad Castle
  • Barney Stinson
  • Ron Swanson
  • Jax Teller
  • Rick Grimes
  • Ari Gold
  • Kenny Powers
  • Stevie Janowski

 

m5987usus's picture

1. Barney Stinson 

2. Barney Stinson 

3. Barney Stinson 

4. Barney Stinson

5. Barney Stinson

this list is legen-wait for it- dary!

 

O-H!

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Squirrel Master's picture

 

I saw a UFO once.......it told me to have a goodyear!

Sportpaco's picture

Frasier

J.R. Ewing

Bart Simpson

Webster

Ryan Seacrest

Bucki78's picture

Ryan Seacrest???

 

"But I don't have to rely on a lot of people to tell me about the traditions of Ohio State. I lived it, I breathed it, I know it and I love it." - Urban Meyer

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Sportpaco's picture

Please notice the sarcasm font.

 

Bucki78's picture

LOL!!!  I did, I just forgot to insert mine....  

"But I don't have to rely on a lot of people to tell me about the traditions of Ohio State. I lived it, I breathed it, I know it and I love it." - Urban Meyer

Mr Soul's picture

Ralph Kramden

Bender B. Rodríguez

Trudy Wiegel

Peggy Hill

Frank Barone

Keep the change, ya filthy animal!

9Route's picture

1.) Capt. John "Hannibal" Smith (The A-Team)

2.) Thomas Magnum (Magnum, P.I.)

3.) Capt. "H. M." Murdock (The A-Team)

4.) Cosmo Kramer (Seinfeld)

5.) Caroline Holden (Baywatch)

 

 

 

 

I'm just happy to be here

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Doc's picture

Walter White

Ralph Kramden

Kramer

The Skipper

Popeye The Sailor Man(A cartoon I know, but more man than most of us)

 

"Say my name."

kmp10's picture

Jim Rockford

Archie Bunker

Tony Soprano

Barney Fife

Thomas Magnum

 

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bedheadjc's picture

+1 on the Rockford
 

niblick's picture

Al Bundy - Married With Children

Raylon Givens - Justified

Archie Bunker - All in the Family

Stewie Griffin - Family Guy

Paulie "Walnuts" Gaultieri - Sopranos

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Rafi (The League)

Ron Swanson (Parks & Rec)

Michael Scott (The Office)

Kramer (Senfield)

Any one of Mac/Charlie Kelly/Frank Reynolds (It's Always Sunny)

dc28's picture

Andy Griffith

Barney Fife

Cosmo Kramer

Al Bundy

Charlie Harper/Sam Malone

FROMTHE18's picture

Randy Marsh

Peter Griffin

George Costanza 

Will McAvoy (The Newsroom)

Any Main Character from Spartacus 

 

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Squirrel Master's picture

top-5-tv-characters-all-time

Hmmm.....doesn't specify type.....

1. Eddie George

2. Greg Oden (when he was on that Ohio basketball show)

3. Braxton Miller

4. Ted Ginn

5. Bert (because everyone has to have that loveable idiot)...

 

I saw a UFO once.......it told me to have a goodyear!

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Patriot4098's picture

But he's not lovable.

"Evil shenanigans!"     - Mac

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Scarlet_Lutefisk's picture

10's
Raylan Givins
Walter Bishop
Ron Swanson
Tyrion Lannister
Nelson Van Alden

00's
Al Swearangen
Veronica Mars
Malcolm Reynolds
Titus Pullo
Ruth Fisher

90's
Fox Mulder
Dana Scully
Dr Frasier Crane
Londo Mollari
Lewis Kiniski

80's
Less Nessman
Thomas Sullivan Magnum
Jonathan Quayle Higgins
Kevin Arnold
Louie DePalma

70's
Archie Bunker
Benjamin Franklin 'Hawkeye' Pierce
Charles Ingalls
Carl Kolchak
Florence Jean 'Flo' Castleberry

60's
James Tiberius Kirk
Barney Fife
Doctor Who
Dr. Richard Kimble
Bret Maverick

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Jack Fu's picture

Great pull on Veronica Mars.

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Scarlet_Lutefisk's picture

Those first two seasons were so great. Most teenager characters are annoying cliches, but Bell was just fantastic playing smart & capable while still managing to be a teen.

The same goes for Savage in Wonder Years. Pulling off a convincing 'every kid' isn't that easy. Usually kids his age are just used for smart alec one liners & comedic relief. Kevin Arnold actually displayed the same kind of real emotions that all of us dealt with at that age.

The only two other shows I can remember that reached that same level are Freaks & Geeks and Degrassi....maybe Secret Life of the American Teen.

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Catch 5's picture

Very little there to disagree with.  Love the Malcom Reynolds addition.

Make their asses quit! - Nick Saban

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BuckeyeMike74's picture

Great call on Walter Bishop. And kudos for the Babylon 5 reference. I'd upvote if I could!!!

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TheBadOwl's picture

I love Raylan, but Boyd Crowder is the best main character in the Justified. Of course, as far as minor characters, Wynn Duffy can't be beaten, although Tim has his moments.

Sidenote: I've developed a massive crush on Alicia Witt this season with her portrayal of Wendy Crowe.

When I walked in this morning and saw the flag was at half mast I thought, "Alright, another bureaucrat ate it." but then I saw it was Li'l Sebastian. Half mast is too high. Show some damn respect.

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Scarlet_Lutefisk's picture

Boyd is an amazing character but Raylan still gets my vote if for no other reason than...

 

Unfortunately the clip starts after the look he gives the guy when the 'duel' is proposed.

Olyphant was overshadowed by Ian McShane in Deadwood but while Bowd is certainly Raylan's equal, Raylan more than holds his own. To be honest Ava is right up there as well.

 

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TheBadOwl's picture

Oh, trust me, I love Raylan, he's easily one of my favorite characters. I just think that the changes we see Boyd go through over the seasons make him a better character. Both are absolutely fantastic.

When I walked in this morning and saw the flag was at half mast I thought, "Alright, another bureaucrat ate it." but then I saw it was Li'l Sebastian. Half mast is too high. Show some damn respect.

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Scarlet_Lutefisk's picture

No argument here. There are so many great roles in that show...Ellstin Limehouse, Mags Bennett, Shelby Parlow/Drew Thompson and of course my personal favorite...Constable Bob 'Beef Stew' Sweeney.

Even minor characters like Ellen May are so perfectly done.

TheBadOwl's picture

People tend to underestimate Bob at their own peril.

Also, Margo Martindale's Maggs Bennett was maybe the best villain that I've seen on television. And Jeremy Davies as Dickie Bennett was also superb.

When I walked in this morning and saw the flag was at half mast I thought, "Alright, another bureaucrat ate it." but then I saw it was Li'l Sebastian. Half mast is too high. Show some damn respect.

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Patriot4098's picture

No Walter White in the 10's?

"Evil shenanigans!"     - Mac

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Scarlet_Lutefisk's picture

Anytime you try to narrow things down to such a ridiculous degree there are going to be glaring omissions. :)

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Young_Turk's picture

Titus Pullo was awesome, but I liked Attia of the Julii better.  What a monster of a mother, and man would I like to have a go at her.  

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Unky Buck's picture

I'll name mine later when I have a chance to think about it more but I can't believe no one mentioned Dr. Heathcliff Huxtable. 

 

...

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brandonbauer87's picture

It's almost impossible to pick five. I could probably stretch my list to twenty and leave some good ones off. I could have five just from the various law and order shows. 

DJ Byrnes's picture

IN NO ORDER, THIS IS FINAL. CLOSE THIS THREAD DOWN PLZ.

 

 

Californian by birth, Marionaire by the Grace of President Warren G. Harding.

HotSauceCommittee's picture

Surprised you were the first Vic Mackey taker. 

ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

Cosmo Kramer

Sheldon Cooper

Frank Barone

Eric Cartman

Nancy Botwin

Class of 2010.

Patriot4098's picture

Oh, good call on Nancy Botwin.

"Evil shenanigans!"     - Mac

Codeezy's picture

Charlie kelly

michael scott

lt. Dangle

peter griffin

Bender

 

 

AngryWoody's picture

1. Ron Swanson

2. Spongebob Squarepants

3. Cartman

4. George Costanza

5. Michael Scott

Our Honor Defend!

FROMTHE18's picture

spongebob eh...someones definitely smoked quite a bit of the weed

AngryWoody's picture

Back in the day. Got a kid now and whatnot so you know how it is.

Our Honor Defend!

buckguyfan1's picture

Arthur Fonzarelli. 

Seattle Linga's picture

1. Fonzie

2. Lorenzo Von Matterhorn

3. Jerry Van Dyke

4. Teller (From Penn and Teller)

5. Eddie Haskell

bukyze's picture
  1. Christina Applegate (Kelly Bundy)   -    Married With Children
  2. Eva Longoria (Gabrielle)   -   Desperate Housewives
  3. Sofia Vergara ( Gloria)   -   Modern Family
  4. Jennifer Aniston (Rachel)   -   Friends
  5. Alyssa Milano (Phoebe)   -   Charmed
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Seattle Linga's picture

Nice list a totally different direction than most - but I approve

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

List of women you want to marry?

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

KBonay's picture
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Buckeyevstheworld's picture

1. Walter White
2. Home J Simpson
3. Heathcliff Huxtable
4. Vic Mackey
5. Jack Bauer

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

BoFuquel's picture

Maynard G. Krebs, Jethro Bodine, Barney Fife, Zachary Smith, and Chuck Martin

I wish I didn't know now what I didn't know then.

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Seattle Linga's picture

+1 for the B Fife reference

theobi's picture

Walter White

Kramer

Michael Scott

Barney Stinson

Ron Swanson

KBonay's picture

Some not mentioned yet

Michael J Fox
David Letterman
Tom Hanks-Bosom Buddies
Robin Williams-Mork & Mindy

BuckeyeMike74's picture

In no particular order as they are all great:

Walter White

Ned Stark

John Sheridan (Babylon 5)

Tony Dinozo (come on, he's a Buckeye!!)

Eric Cartman

bonus: Homer Simpson, Londo Mollari, Jack Bauer

TheBadOwl's picture

Just based on shows that I frequently watch, no particular order:

  • Boyd Crowder, Justified
  • Frank Underwood, House of Cards
  • Saul Goodman, Breaking Bad (minor character but what the hell)
  • Liz Lemon, 30 Rock
  • GOB Bluth, Arrested Development

I actually kind of want to put Stephen Colbert on this list, since he plays a character when he's on his show, but I'm not sure that the format really qualifies here.

When I walked in this morning and saw the flag was at half mast I thought, "Alright, another bureaucrat ate it." but then I saw it was Li'l Sebastian. Half mast is too high. Show some damn respect.

Nutinpa's picture

Off the top of my slighly inebriated head:

I Love Lucy":  Lucy Ball

Archie Bunker

Alan Alda (MASH)

Sanford (Redd Foxx)

Ghoulardi  (shout out to Cleveland and NE Ohio youth from the 70s)

Sorry, couldn't resist on the last one

Honorable Mention

Courtney Cox

Jenn Aniston

Ginger on Gilligan's Island

Linda Evans....on anything she was on

Barbara Eden....Genie.....4 decades of fantasies 

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lamplighter's picture

What, no Mary Ann?

Blackbeards Delight's picture

No Benny Hill? Dude only taught Bundy everything he new about the ladies.

Crunchy Peanut Butter Bitches.

- Me

 

lamplighter's picture

Homer

Reverend Jim (Taxi)

Coach (Cheers)

House

Davy Crockett (okay, I'm old - the Fess Parker role)

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Baroclinicity's picture

Drew Carey (D.C. Show)

Jean Luc Picard (STTNG)

Lowell (Wings)

Sam Malone (Cheers)

Balki Bartokomous (Perfect Strangers)

MacGuyver (MacGuyver)

When you're holding a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

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Ahh Saturday's picture

Picard: Tea.  Earl Grey.  Hot.

Kirk: Yeah, enjoy your tea, I'll just be over here shirtless with this green chick.

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My2Sons's picture

1.  Archie Bunker

2.  Fonzie

3. Mork

4.  All Dr. Who actors

5. Mary Tyler Moore/Valerie Bertinelli

BrooklynBuckeye's picture

Stringer Bell - The Wire

Saul Goodman - Breaking Bad

Hank Kingsley - Larry Sanders Show

Rust Cohle - True Detective

Randy - South Park

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The Rill Dill's picture

A few additions to mine:

Howard Wolowitz's mother

Frank Costanza

Doug Heffernan

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Ahh Saturday's picture

Upvote for Frank Costanza.  I loved the way any conversation could immediately erupt into screaming over the smallest thing.  Serenity Now!!

mr.green's picture

Many Great answers above. My 5...

Andy Sipowicz 

Barney Fife

Tony Soprano

Walter White

Archie Bunker

And next up was Hawkeye Pierce

 

Chief B1G Dump's picture

1-Tony Soprano
2-Ari Gold
3-Dr Cliff Huxtable
4-Sawyer (Lost)
5-Winnie Cooper

cpfanatik77's picture

Jack Bauer (24)

Shawn Spencer (Psych)

Burton 'Gus' Guster (Psych)

Shawn Hunter (Boy Meets World)

Walter White (Breaking Bad)

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Goalscorer9's picture

1. The Doctor.

2. Walter White

3. House

4. Sherlock and Watson (tie)

5. The main characters from Scrubs (lots of ties)

honorable mentions: Hal (Malcolm in the middle), Homer Simpson, Cartman, Peter and Stewie Griffin, Peter Capaldi and Claire and Noah Bennet(Heroes), Frasier, Ron Swanson and Tom Haverford, Dwight Shrewt, Barney Stinson, Shawn and Gus, all the Seinfeld peeps, Baby Sinclair (Dinosaurs), Vincent Nigel Murray (Bones), John Snow and Tyrion, Jack Mccoy (Law and Order)

Whoa Nellie's picture

No votes for Gordon Shumway?

“Don’t fear criticism. The stands are full of critics. They play no ball. They fight no fights. They make no mistakes because they attempt nothing. Down on the field are the doers, they make mistakes because they attempt many things.”

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Whoa Nellie's picture

Hah!  I kill me!

“Don’t fear criticism. The stands are full of critics. They play no ball. They fight no fights. They make no mistakes because they attempt nothing. Down on the field are the doers, they make mistakes because they attempt many things.”

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Brutus's picture

This is easily one of the best threads I've seen on this site.  Well done to the OP and the many great entries. Though we've only known him for seven episodes, Rust Cohle (one mention above), has quickly become one of the most compelling and memorable characters of all time for me.  I would also include the following, some obscure and some just underrated:

Bill McNeil

Gareth Keenan 

 Buster Bluth 

Joel Fleischman

 

 

Buckeytrips's picture

Reverend Jim Ignatowski - Taxi

Hawkeye Pierce - MASH

Dwight Schrute  - Office

Red Forman - 70's Show

Larry David - Curb Your Enthusiasm

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OSU_ALUM_05's picture

I love Red Forman - great

sbentz4's picture

Can't believe you are the first to mention Larry David and you called him Larry Davis.

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Ahh Saturday's picture

Fitting somehow, don't you think?

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Sin City Buckeye's picture

In no order, these were my favorites growing up. 

George Reeves-Superman 

 

Adam West-Batman 

Hawkeye Pierce  

Andy Griffith 

Carol Burnett 

 

Is there a difference between Viper and Leo? "No, we just thought Viper sounded cooler."---Former Buckeye Coach Mike Vrabel

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BrewstersMillions's picture

Tony Soprano

Vic Mackey

Dexter Morgan

Homer J Simpson

Stewie Griffin

Do I come off as arrogant? Shame on me, I was hoping it would more obvious.

The Rill Dill's picture

can we give the OP some upvotes?......this is an exceptional thread!! 

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StarBuck113's picture

These stand out to me.  Most were smaller roles that expanded due to popularity.   I don't watch much TV.

Barney Stinson

Niles Crane

Lowell Mather ( Wings )

Sylar ( Heroes )

Saul Rosenberg

Barney Fife

Rick James ( bitch ) from Chappelle

TheBadOwl's picture

Sylar was incredibly creepy, it's really a shame that Heroes went downhill so quickly. First season was incredible, even the second season was pretty good.

When I walked in this morning and saw the flag was at half mast I thought, "Alright, another bureaucrat ate it." but then I saw it was Li'l Sebastian. Half mast is too high. Show some damn respect.

buckny's picture

Too many but:

Ralph Kramden
Archie Bunker
J.R. Ewing
Homer Simpson
Tony Soprano
 

RBuck's picture

Brett Maverick

Paladin (Have Gun..)

Carl Kolchak

Tony Soprano

Abby Sciuto

"It's just another case of there you are". ~ Doc (1918-2012)

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AkronBuckeye13's picture

Kramer

Hank Hill

Homer Simpson

Frank (Everybody Loves Raymond)

Mac (Always Sunny)

coloradobuckeye's picture

Barney Fife

Kramer

jack Bauer

Charles Ingalls

the Swedish Chef

 

Let your hobbies and interests supplement your life, not be the main course.

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allaboutthedubbayous's picture

Burt Campbell (SOAP)

Sonny Crockett/Burnett (Miami Vice)

Barney Miller (Barney Miller)

Fox Mulder (The X-files)

Gil Grissom (CSI)

Ahh Saturday's picture

1) Homer Simpson

2) Tony Soprano

3) Tyrion Lannister

4) Larry David

5) Mr. Spock

Honorable Mention to the cast of The Americans and True Detective.

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Dirty330Buckeye's picture

Walter White- Breaking Bad

Tyrion Lanister- Game of Thrones

Francis Underwood- House of Cards

Tony Soprano- The Sopranos

Taco- The League

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jkrk's picture

A thread of comments this long without this guy?

 

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jkrk's picture

My bad. I didn't look at all the comments and just did a search for "Omar." Then scrolling back up I saw his picture in DJ's comment, without his name, so I didn't pick it up in my search. And of course I posted the picture without putting his name. Is there a way I can DV myself?

daveyt11's picture

Mariska Hargitay -- Olivia on Law and Order SVU

Jerry Orbach -- Lenny Briscoe L & O

Larry Hagman -- JR

Will Ferrell -- SNL

Neil Patrick Harris -- How I met your Mother

 

 

 

 

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Ahh Saturday's picture

Upvote for JR, one of the great TV villains, and Lenny was probably the best character on any of the L&O incarnations.

sbentz4's picture

How about Chuck Norris - Cordell Walker?

Ahh Saturday's picture

One just for the ladies:

1) Mary Tyler Moore - Mary Tyler Moore Show

2) Wonder Woman (in her fashion tights/fighting for our rights/ and the ol' Red, White and Blue)

3) Michone - The Walking Dead

4) Elaine Bennis - Seinfeld

5) Buffy - Buffy the Vampire Slayer

 

 

bubpy222's picture

Al Bundy

Ralph Wigum

Zack Morris

Cliff Claven

Charlie Harper

Josh P's picture

Michael Scott

Will Smith

Barney Stinson

Michael Bluth

John Locke

ab1993's picture

Bender

Geoffrey

Shane Botwin

Finn the Human

Chibs

Class of '16

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Wilkins78's picture

Wow, so many great ones to choose from.  Let's see if I can put up a list of great ones that no one has mentioned...

Teddy Buckland - Scrubs

Phil and Lem - Better off Ted

Jane Kerkovich-Williams - Happy Endings

Alan Shore - Boston Legal

Josh Lyman - West Wing

Honorable Mention - Moss - IT Crowd

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Mizzillion's picture

Maurice Moss.  Yes!

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TheBadOwl's picture

I've been meaning to get into Happy Endings, that's got Eliza Coupe, right? She was great in Scrubs. I actually really liked "season 9" (I consider it a spin-off) because she was such a great actress.

Also, upvote for Better Off Ted. I'm still sad that they canceled it.

Aaaaaaand the best Teddy Buckland moment:

 

When I walked in this morning and saw the flag was at half mast I thought, "Alright, another bureaucrat ate it." but then I saw it was Li'l Sebastian. Half mast is too high. Show some damn respect.

Wilkins78's picture

Hahahaha, that's what goes through my head every time I think of Ted!  And yeah, I'm a big Eliza Coupe fan and I too still liked season 9 of Scrubs, definitely like a spin-off.

MattyBeingMatty's picture

1. Ari Gold

2. Tony Soprano

3. Omar Little

4. Phil Dunfy

5. Michael Scott

“Not everybody’s the perfect person in the world, I mean everyone kills people, murders people, steals from you, steals from me, whatever. I think that people need a second chance, and I’ve always looked up to Mike Vick." -TP

Johnny Ginter's picture

any list without george costanza at the top is wrong forever

Ahh Saturday's picture

I put Larry David on mine, cut out the middle man.

fansince1968's picture

1) James Garner - Maverick

2) Robert Vaughn - The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

3) Don Knotts - The Andy Griffith Show

4) Don Adams - Get Smart

5) Vic Morrow - Combat

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Jason Gruber's picture

1. Barney Stinson

2. Homer Simpson

3. Ari Gold

4. Zach Morris

5. The voice over guy for History Channel's Modern Marvels

"You win with People" Woody Hayes

Young_Turk's picture

Ghoulardi - 

 

Cool Lester Smooth - The Wire.

 

Chili P - Breaking Bad 

 

 

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Young_Turk's picture

Forgot my favorite...Tuco Benedicto Pacifico Juan Ramirez

 

bedheadjc's picture

+1 for the Ghoulardi and Lester

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seafus26's picture

Sam Malone- Cheers

Cosmo Kramer-Sienfeld

Walter White- Breaking Bad

Russ Cohle- True Detective

Jax Teller- Sons of Anarchy

 

 

 

Go Bucks and michigan STILL SUCKS!

The Rill Dill's picture

Gotta give Tyrone Biggums and The Church Lady some love, too!

Young_Turk's picture

If we're going to have characters from The Office, we have to include Gareth from the UK version.

 

Whoa Nellie's picture

Pamela Anderson -- C.J. Parker

Farrah Fawcett -- Jill Munroe

Loni Anderson -- Jennifer Marlowe

Jeri Ryan -- Seven of Nine

Cybill Shepherd -- Maddie Hayes

Sorry about the late edit.  Forgot they played roles.

“Don’t fear criticism. The stands are full of critics. They play no ball. They fight no fights. They make no mistakes because they attempt nothing. Down on the field are the doers, they make mistakes because they attempt many things.”

villagebuckeye's picture

Mr Kotter....Little Jake Harper....Beaver Clever...Jethro Gibbs...Sgt  Carter

The Rill Dill's picture

Forgot:  Mindy Drayer

mr.green's picture

Frank Pembleton from Homicide is another great one. 

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Top 5 Bad Asses:

5) Michael Weston - Burn Notice

4) Mr. T. - The A-Team

3) Michonne - The Walking Dead

2) Cordell Walker - Walker, Texas Ranger

1) Kwai Chang Caine - Kung Fu

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A few more bad asses:

Furio Giunta--Sopranos

Sam Hanna--NCIS Las Angeles (LJ Cool)

Josh Randall--Wanted Dead or Alive (Steve McQueen)

Rowdy Yates--Rawhide (Clint Eastwood)

Paladin--Have Gun Will Travel (Richard Boone)

"It's just another case of there you are". ~ Doc (1918-2012)

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Jesse Pinkman (Breaking Bad)

Eric Matthews (Boy Meets World)

George Costanza (Seinfeld) 

Abed Nadir (Community)

Jack Bauer (24)

 

Lobs it to the endzone... Touchdown Devin Smith!!

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1. Tyrion Lannister

2. Chuck Bartowski

3. Randy(Southpark)

4. Dexter

5. Sokka from Avatar the Last Airbender (LOVED THAT SHOW)

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John Sheppard

Dharma

Towelie

Eric Northman

Ragnar

need more than 5

Go Bucks!

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Walter White

Jim Carey - In Living Color

Coach Taylor - Friday Night Lights

Jeff Bingham - Rules of Engagement 

Vic Mackey

honorable mentions: David Silver - 90210, Raylan Givens - Justified, Ron Swanson - Parks, Eric Northman - True Blood, Benjamin Linus - Lost, Doogie Howser, Doug Heffernan - King of Queens, Dan Connor - Roseanne, Michael Westin - Burn Notice, John Taffer - Bar Rescue, Michael and Dwight - The Office, Ari Gold, Alex P. Keaton -Family Ties, Winnie Cooper - Wonder Years. 

 

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I'm a  little ashamed none of my fellow 11W'ers mention Bill Cosby!

MacGuever

Magnum (PI)

Sam Malone

Micheal Knight

 

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Andy

Barney

Ernest T. Bass

Otis

Opie

Before there was Larry Bird, there was "Hondo" John Havilcek! The Pride of Martins Ferry, Ohio!

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Lucas McCain - The Rifleman

Fish - Barney Miller

Ragnar Lothbrok - Vikings

Grandpa - Munsters

Jack Bauer - 24

"The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender." Woody Hayes