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Post Your Favorite TV Character - Comedy Edition

Of all the current running series (No Kramer, Sam Malone or Hawkeye Pierce), who is the your favorite fictional character on tv today?

While Arrested Development is my current favorite comedy, it is so much of an ensemble show that it is hard to single out a character so I have to go with..

Dr. Cox on Scrubs. In the four years Scrubs has been on, there hasn't been a single episode where he didn't shine. They could have a stinker of a show and he would still be at the top of his game. No other character on tv can match his razor sharp wit, monologues, gestures and delivery. Also, for a character that has such a rough exterior, he even has a dramatic soft side from time to time. Not very often, but is there.

So John C. McGinley, here's to you:


* Edit - To keep it interesting, state your reasons. Don't just post a name or picture. That helps no one if they haven't seen the show.

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Lorelai Gilmore - Gilmore Girls

Talking about trying to have a heart to heart chat with her mother, Emily:

Lorelai: "It would be like the first 15 minutes of Saving Private Ryan but at least those guys got to be in France."
Rory: "You've never tried."
Lorelai: "Oh no, that's not true. I have tried. I have tried my whole life. But my mother and I, we speak a different language. I talk, I think I'm being clear, and all she hears is 'Blah blah blah Ginger.'"
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Didn't read the post, eh? Current series.

My pick: Buster from Arrested Development.
Old 06-06-05, 09:29 PM
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I think it's pretty clear who my all time favorite is, but my current favorite is...

Turk

I hope DF goes on to have a bright career, but that's pretty much my wish for everybody associated with Scrubs.

I'll note that I'm not considering hourlong shows in this analysis. I understand a lot of them can be funny, and I love them for it. I don't believe in drawing the line to put hourlong shows in competition with thirty minute shows, though.
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I would probably go with Tobias from Arrested Development. David Cross just has an off-beat way of reading a line that just cracks me up every time. Like in the first episode when he says "How ARE you?" It was a simple, non-funny line, but the way it was delivered just made me laugh.

Honorable mentions would have to go to Buster and Lucille from AD and Lorelai from Gilmore Girls (when it is in its comedic mode anyway).

Tscott, I can't believe that you quoted that Gilmore Girls line about Saving Private Ryan! It is one of my all-time favorites from the show.
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I guess I'm alone on this one. . .

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I'll go with Joey Tribbiani. Watched him for ten years on Friends. Matt Leblanc plays his cluelessness well.
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Jack Tripper baby!
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Originally Posted by paulringodaman
Jack Tripper baby!
And what "currently running series" (from the original post) is he on?

I would have to say Cartman from South Park is my current favorite.

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Originally Posted by Mhepburn20
Larry David in Cartman from South Park

I didn't even know Larry David was gay, let alone a molester of animated children!!

Anyway I'll give a nod to Homer, but I'll throw in Borat from Da Ali G Show. "In Khazakstan we have many hobbies: sewing, knitting, rape..." "Please I have to make shit your house."
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Originally Posted by TheGodfather

I didn't even know Larry David was gay, let alone a molester of animated children!!

Anyway I'll give a nod to Homer, but I'll throw in Borat from Da Ali G Show. "In Khazakstan we have many hobbies: sewing, knitting, rape..." "Please I have to make shit your house."
My bad I was having trouble deciding between the two and typed both. I'll edit.
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The two funniest men on TV today:







Buster runs a very close second.
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Originally Posted by tasha99
The two funniest men on TV today:







Buster runs a very close second.
Tasha did it for me.
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Originally Posted by Morf
Didn't read the post, eh? Current series.

My pick: Buster from Arrested Development.
I'm sorry I got confused I thought that for I moment that the WB was running the Reverend Jim show now.

I'll pick Larry David then.
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Originally Posted by Sessa17
I guess I'm alone on this one. . .

I meant to post "non-animated" since animated characters aren't restricted to reality guidlines jokes. i.e. Homer falling off a cliff, going to the moon or whatever. The situation is usually is funnier than the character is what I'm trying to say in animation.

Glad to see two or three people know how to read.
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Gotta be G.O.B.

Bees?
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Either House from "House"

or

Stewie from "Family Guy"
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Homer Simpson - D'oh!
Eric Cartman - I would never let a woman kick my ass. If she tried something, I'd be like, HEY! You get your bitch ass back in the kitchen and make me some pie!
Denny Crane - Denny Crane!

In memoriam:

Sledge Hammer - Trust me, I know what I'm doing!
George Costanza - Conformity is an obsession with me.
Dan Fielding - Are we feeling a weentsy-bitsy bitchy today?

L8r

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More votes for the folowing peeps.

Gob - Arrested Development
Tobias - Arrested Development
Larry David - Curb your Enthusiasm

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