04 August 2009

You Probably Won't Be Surprised ...


This week the 10 on Tuesday topic is: 10 Favorite Characters from Television.
Now I'm sure there will be many people who are not going to participate this week, since they do not watch television. I have always been a TV-watcher, and I do have some favorite characters, so this is a fun topic for me.

1. Liz Lemon on 30 Rock. I especially am amused when her co-workers address her by her first and last name in normal conversation.

2. Jack Donaghy on 30 Rock. He is so over the top, but then again, just like some people I have been around.

3. Dwight K. Schrute on The Office. I don't know about you, but I've never worked in a place where there wasn't at least one Dwight-equivalent ...

4. Drew Carey on The Drew Carey Show. (In the first few seasons only.) He looked just like my dad, and had the same kind of luck!

5. Comic Book Guy on The Simpsons. Sadly, I've also worked with plenty of his ilk ... you know, uber-educated, underemployed, but still always treating you like an eejit.

6. Top Cat from the cartoon show Top Cat. A fave when I was little - I mean a Damon Runyan type-CAT? How could I not love him?

7. The Flintstones from The Flintstones. I loved their houses, appliances, etc. I thought the dialogue was hi-larious.

8. Professor Frink on The Simpsons. He reminds me of one of my sisters.

9. Ted Baxter on The Mary Tyler Moore Show. He had such a high opinion of himself, and got nearly everything completely wrong and mixed up - but would never let it bother him ...

10. Really? You're wondering? I mean - the whole list could have been just this: MR. ED!!!

"Hello, Wilbur."

10 comments:

Becca said...

Our lists are so different!!! Except we both had non-people for our #10s! :)

Carrie K said...

Do not watch television? I just assume they're lying. LYING. ;)

Ted Baxter! I used to love him, the pompous thing.

Lynn said...

Ok I really like Jack and Dwight! Yes I've worked with both!!! LOL and they both make their shows!

Lorraine said...

Bridget- I remember Top Cat!

I love when Lou Grant is always slapping Ted down- MTM is one of my favorite shows.

Channon said...

Hmmm... I guess I'm safe in saying I don't watch TV, because if not for Nick at Nite, I wouldn't know Mr Ed. I do remember Ted Baxter from watching TV with my grandmother, and I did watch the Flintstones as a child! The rest? I'll take your word for it!

Dianne said...

Dwight Schrute would have to be my number 1, followed closely by Michael Scott. I can soooo relate to "The Office."

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

Your post has reminded me that I still haven't dealt with converting to digital TV so alas, am one of those without access to this fine American tradition. No fears, before ND football kicks off I will resolve the matter.

My favorite TV character - Captain Kirk. He defined strong and manly to me and Star Trek the original and Gilligan's Island because it made me laugh.

Quilting Mama said...

You and MM can sit together and enjoy the Flinstones.

Just Me said...

Wow... my list is completely different from yours! Can you believe I've never seen 30 Rock or The Office? I guess I'm going to have to give in and give them a try.

I do love the Flintstones! My mom's name is Wilma... she used to get so sick of us yelling her name like Fred always did!

:-) Stacey

KSD said...

Professor Frink is ABSOLUTELY my favorite "Simpsons" character.