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    Re: Favorite tv characters of all time

    David Tennant's Dr. Who - so dynamic, quick-witted, passionate, and articulate
    Piper Halliwell - Charmed - Perfect balance of mother, wife, sister
    River - Firefly - She's a bad ass! That is all.
    Laura Ingalls - Little House on the Prairie - such a fun carefree childhood, and then getting to marry Almanzo...swoon!
    Lynette Scavo - Desperate Housewives - I don't know why I like her, I just do!
    Marc - Ugly Betty - So wrong, but so funny!
    Jason Stackhouse - True Blood - Studied goofy earnestness
    Mitchell - Being Human (BBC) - So clearly dangerous, yet sexy & vulnerable

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    Re: Favorite tv characters of all time

    Al/Peg/Bud Bundy (Ed O'Neill/Katey Sagel/David Faustino; Married...with Children)

    Tim "The Toolman" Taylor (Tim Allen; Home Improvement)

    Lucy Ricardo, Ethel & Fred Mertz (Lucille Ball, Vivian Vance, William Frawley; I Love Lucy/The Lucy Desi Comedy Hour)

    Max Guevara (Jessica Alba; Dark Angel)

    Dr. Kimberly Shaw (Marcia Cross; Melrose Place)

    Kaylee Frye (Jewel Staite; Firefly)

    Tony Monk (Tony Shaloub; Monk)

    Kevin Arnold (The Wonder Years)

    Cory Matthews/Shawn Hunter (Ben Savage/Rider Strong; Boy Meets World)

    Danny Tanner/Joey Gladstone/Uncle Jesse (Bob Saget, Dave Coulier, John Stamos; Full House)
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    Re: Favorite tv characters of all time

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    Re: Favorite tv characters of all time

    Lou Grant, Sue Ann Nivens, and Rhoda Morganstern on the MTM show (ah, those were the sitcom days!)
    Hawkeye Pierce - MASH
    Everyone on Sex and the City
    Tony and Carmella Soprano - The Sopranos
    Can't remember the mother's name on Six Feet Under but loved her character
    Nucky Thompson - Boardwalk Empire (RIP Jimmy - loved him, too)
    Joel Fleischman, Adam (hilarious!), Chris Stevens, Holling Vincoeur, Maurice Minnifield, Officer Barbara Semanski, Leonard Quinhagak, Ruth Anne Miller, Marilyn Whirlwind- Northern Exposure (tops on my list of favorite all-time TV shows)
    Kramer and George - Seinfeld
    Phoebe - Friends
    Sheldon Cooper, Amy Farrah Fowler - Big Bang Theory
    Andy Sipowicz - NYPD Blue
    Nellie Olsen, Harriet Olsen - Little House on the Prairie
    Hoss - Bonanza
    Tad Martin - All My Children
    Columbo - Columbo
    Dr. Michaela Quinn and Sully - Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman
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    Re: Favorite tv characters of all time

    My two all-time, favorite characters who could never be replaced are -

    Buffy
    Sidney Bristow

    I can't imagine either of their characters portrayed by anyone else. (Funny, but I heard recently that Katie Holmes was originally offered the Buffy role - soooo glad she turned it down!) And it cracks me up b/c I didn't like either of these ladies in their previous roles (Sarah had really turned me off as Kendall in AMC and I hated Jen's character, Noel's ex-girlfriend, in Felicity) so I wasn't too excited about them when the shows first started. . Funny how opinions change...

    I'm sure I can come up with a few more but these were the first two who popped into my head...
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    Re: Favorite tv characters of all time

    Quote Originally Posted by SpringMaiden27 View Post
    David Tennant's Dr. Who - so dynamic, quick-witted, passionate, and articulate
    Piper Halliwell - Charmed - Perfect balance of mother, wife, sister
    Laura Ingalls - Little House on the Prairie - such a fun carefree childhood, and then getting to marry Almanzo...swoon!
    Mitchell - Being Human (BBC) - So clearly dangerous, yet sexy & vulnerable
    Ooo, I like them too.

    May I add?

    Matt Smith's Doctor Who
    River Song on Doctor Who (my husband tells me I obsess over her)
    Sheldon, Amy and Raj The Big Bang Theory (actually probably all of them)
    Jay Pritchett, Phil Dunphy and Cameron Tucker on Modern Family
    Whitley and Dwayne on A Different World
    Geraldine Granger on The Vicar of Dibley
    Mr. French and Uncle Bill on Family Affair (Brian Keith was one of my first crushes, still think he was hot)
    Carrie on King of Queens (she is mean and abrasive but I find her hysterical)
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    Re: Favorite tv characters of all time

    This is such a fun thread. I'm enjoying remembering a lot of truly great TV characters.
    How could I have missed Lucy, or Ricky, or Ethel, or Fred? They just don't write them like that anymore.
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    I want to add the entire Connor family from Rosanne. Rosanne Barr has taken a lot of flak over the years but her sitcom is still among the best. I don't believe there has ever been a sitcom as "real" as Rosanne. And my daughters race to the TV when the reruns air - that's how well it holds up more than 15 years later.
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    Re: Favorite tv characters of all time

    Adding a few more;

    Rowdy Yates - Rawhide (Clint Eastwood's first really big role.
    Napoleon Solo and ILya Kuriakin - The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
    Matt Dillion - Gunsmoke
    John Crichton - Farscape
    Mr. Spock - Star Trek T.O.S.
    Mrs Slocombe and Mr. Humphries - Are You Being Served?
    Basil Fawlty and Manuel - Fawlty Towers
    Hyacinth Bucket - Keeping Up Appearances
    DCI Tom Barnaby - Midsomer Murders
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    Re: Favorite tv characters of all time

    Quote Originally Posted by Florimel View Post
    Adding a few more;

    Basil Fawlty and Manuel - Fawlty Towers
    Them too!!!
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