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Top-5 TV Comedy Characters since 1980

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by GBNF, Jul 22, 2008.

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The not-so-unexpected yet devastating death of Estelle Getty made me think, who are the best comedy

  1. Cosmo Kramer (Seinfeld)

    32 vote(s)
    37.6%
  2. George Costanza (Seinfeld)

    30 vote(s)
    35.3%
  3. Sophia Petrillo (Golden Girls)

    7 vote(s)
    8.2%
  4. Homer Simpson (Simpsons)

    44 vote(s)
    51.8%
  5. Ralph Wiggum (Simpsons)

    5 vote(s)
    5.9%
  6. Bart Simpson (Simpsons)

    3 vote(s)
    3.5%
  7. Niles Crane (Frasier)

    14 vote(s)
    16.5%
  8. Ray Romano (Everbody Loves Raymond)

    4 vote(s)
    4.7%
  9. John Becker (Becker)

    2 vote(s)
    2.4%
  10. GOB (Arrested Development)

    10 vote(s)
    11.8%
  11. Tobias Funke (A.D.)

    7 vote(s)
    8.2%
  12. Michael Scott (Office)

    10 vote(s)
    11.8%
  13. Dwight Schrute (Office)

    21 vote(s)
    24.7%
  14. Peter Griffin (Family Guy)

    10 vote(s)
    11.8%
  15. Stewie Griffin (F.G.)

    18 vote(s)
    21.2%
  16. Alex P. Keatin (Family Ties)

    17 vote(s)
    20.0%
  17. Al Bundy (Married with Children)

    24 vote(s)
    28.2%
  18. Larry David (Curb Your Enthusiasm)

    13 vote(s)
    15.3%
  19. Eric Cartman (Southpark)

    24 vote(s)
    28.2%
  20. Roseanne Connor (Roseanne)

    9 vote(s)
    10.6%
  21. Cliff Huxtable (Cosby)

    13 vote(s)
    15.3%
  22. Sam Malone (Cheers)

    10 vote(s)
    11.8%
  23. Woody (Cheers)

    6 vote(s)
    7.1%
  24. Norm (Cheers)

    25 vote(s)
    29.4%
  25. Jerry Seinfeld (Seinfeld)

    7 vote(s)
    8.2%
  26. Harry Stone (Night Court)

    4 vote(s)
    4.7%
  27. Dan Felding (Night Court)

    8 vote(s)
    9.4%
  28. tim Taylor (Home Improvement)

    6 vote(s)
    7.1%
  29. Drew Carey (Drew Carey)

    2 vote(s)
    2.4%
  30. Janitor (Scrubs)

    3 vote(s)
    3.5%
  1. GBNF

    GBNF Active Member

    A few caveats:

    1) Must be from an American TV program.
    2) No variety shows (including SNL, etc.)
    3) No late-night shows
    4) The show had to start AFTER 1980. No one from Taxi.

    Discuss.
    And add more to the list if you wish.
     
  2. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    It's not often I can say this: Go outside.
     
  3. GBNF

    GBNF Active Member

    Hello, Kettle. You too are black.
    Love, Pot.
     
  4. KevinmH9

    KevinmH9 Active Member

    Ted Danson from 'Becker' was pretty funny, too. I wouldn't call him the 'best,' but he was decent.
     
  5. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Are you talking about best characters from a comedy show or best comedic characters?
    The best ones might not be the funniest ones...
     
  6. GBNF

    GBNF Active Member

    Sorry, I'm not quite understanding. Can you provide an example?
     
  7. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Did I miss Jerry Seinfeld on there?
     
  8. Flash

    Flash Guest

    When did PhilaYank come back?
     
  9. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    Nope.
     
  10. EStreetJoe

    EStreetJoe Well-Known Member

    Write in vote for one of the following:
    Judge Harry Stone (Night Court)
    Asst. D.A. Dan Fielding (Night Court)
     
  11. BNWriter

    BNWriter Active Member

    What this?: No nod toward the late Nick Colasanto who played "Coach Ernie" on "Cheers"? He was always good for a chuckle.
     
  12. tonysoprano

    tonysoprano Member

    My write-in vote -- Greg House.
     
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