8/25/2006

My List Of the Top 25 Characters On TV...

One of the blogs that I check in on quite frequently belongs to a dude named Joss Whedon. He's the creative genius behind Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly (the best sci/fi western ever), and Serenity. Another filmmaker who Joss is friends with, James Gunn, the force behind such cinematic gems as Slither and Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed made a list of, who he thought were, the 25 greatest TV characters of all time. Joss posted about it on his blog. You can check out a little on the exchange here.

There's a book meme started by Marko going around the blog circle that I run in. Since no one has tagged me yet, I've decided to make my own grand list of something. So, in no particular order, here is my list of my top 15 characters to ever appear on TV! (I shortened it by 10 because it's late and I'm tired.)

But first, a few rules...
-No puppets or cartoons. Otherwise, Kermit and Homer would definitely be on this list.
-No reality show people. Otherwise Tech-Money from The Real World: Hawaii would be on here.
-All characters must be regulars on the show.

Here we go...

Josh's List Of the Top 15 TV Characters Ever:

1) Buster Bluth from Arrested Development. It was super tough to choose just one from this show. But ever time he's on screen Buster never fails to make me spit water out of my mouth with the force of my laughter.

2) Kelso from That 70's Show. I could probably take some heat over this one. Hyde is amazingly cool and Fez cracks me up. But I have a friend who reminds me of Kelso.

3) Veronica Mars from Veronica Mars. Remember that list I told you about here? Yeah... Top 5. Fo' sho'...

4) Professor Hubert J. Farnsworth from Futurama. I know I said no cartoons but it's my list so back off! Also, something about creepy old man humor is awesome to me...

5) Dwight K. Schrute from The Office (American). "I have been Michael's number two guy for about five years, and we make a great team. We're like one of those classic famous teams. He's like Mozart and I'm like Mozart's friend. No, I'm like Butch Cassidy and Michael is like Mozart. You try and hurt Mozart, you're gonna get a bullet in your head, courtesy of Butch Cassidy." 'Nuff said.

5) Phoebe Buffay from Friends. As soon as I typed that, I thought, "What about Kathy?" But, I've got to say; I would love to hang out with Phoebe! And, this way, Allison could come!

6) Balki Bartokomous from Perfect Strangers. I have a friend who has never heard of this show. It actually breaks my heart. Growing up, and still in my adult life, this is my all time favorite TV show. The day that it comes out on DVD will be the greatest day of my life...

7) Tony Soprano from The Sopranos. This one makes me miss my friends in the OC.

8) Capt. Malcolm Reynolds from Firefly. Part of me wishes that Gerry would have just injected me with heroine. It would have been less addictive.

9) Mr. Eko from Lost. Once again, tough show to pick just one from. But this guy kicks massive amounts of butt, carries a big stick with scripture carved on it, and can tell a story that will make chills run up your spine (see the episode entitled "Psalm 23".

10) Shawn Spencer from Psych. This is one of my new favorite shows. If you haven't seen it, you're missing out!

11) Jack Bauer from 24. Are you going to tell him he's not on the list?

12) Laura Winslow from Family Matters. I had a huge crush on her growing up. Once again: my list...

13) George Jefferson from The Jeffersons. Everyday before the Price is Right for 13 years...

14) The Todd from Scrubs. I almost couldn't decide between the Todd and Dr. Cox, but I knew which one Tommy would pick, and I'm a huge fan of the high five.

15) Cosmo Kramer from Seinfeld. Because Jerry is too picky. Elaine is annoying. And I would kill myself if I had to spend more than 90 seconds with George. But Kramer's entrance never fails...

Who would you add?

3 comments:

Kurt Johnston said...

I'd definitely add Michael from The Office and Hayden Fox from Coach. I lean toward the characters that the show revolves around. For sure, lots of support characters are classic, but most of my favorites are main characters.

Puddles said...

I would have to add Kelly Kapowski from "Saved by the Bell", Hannible Smith from "The A Team" Frank Barone from "Everybody loves Raymond", Lucy Riccardo from "I Love Lucy", Alex P. Keaton from "Family Ties, and Joey from "Friends.

joshua.michael said...

I think "Barney Fife" from Andy Griffith should be added for sure.