The best TV characters of all time

On the worst characters thread, they were talking about Roy somebody-or-other. Well, now we should talk about Roy from Agatha Raisin.

Matthew Horne makes Roy... practically jump off of the pages of the beloved M. C. Beaton books! smiling smiley

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I loved Barney Fife on The Andy Griffith Show. The bumbling deputy who was slow witted but he made me laugh every time with his shenanigans. He was a good friend to Andy and his son Opie. His southern charm and voice made his character very unique.

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I watch mostly non-fiction TV. I like Chris Cuomo for news/politics host.

Dr. Huxtable was great in The Cosby Show, though.
Loved Mathew Horne on "Gavin and Stacey"; but find him extremely annoying on Agatha Raisin. Maybe if I read the books he would be more likable.
Kitty Foreman on That 70s Show. She made the best of every situation, cared for her family, showed compassion for those around her, had a career as a nurse, and enjoyed intimacy with Red. Not a bad role model, despite occasionally dissembling to avoid touchy subjects.

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Too many to list. And every time the series is put to bed it's a bummer. So much entertainment. Of course at my age I was fortunate to enjoy both Hawaii Five O's. LOL
I am loving Ray, Frank, Robbie and Marie on Everybody Loves Raymond. Also Doug, Arthur, Carrie and Deacon on the King of Queens. Hilarious.
Nicola Walker in Unforgotten, Tom Selleck in Blue Bloods, Nathan Fillion in Firefly, and Tim Allen in Last Man Standing. Excellent series and excellent characters.

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I find Steve Harvey really hilarious. He always asks questions that have inappropriate answers and then when contestants do answer, he just drops his jaw and stares at them!!
Charlie Chan. "Hasty deduction like ancient egg. Look good from outside." Yup.

The human spirit needs places where nature has not been rearranged by the hand of man. ~ Unknown
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I’ve noticed that everyone who is for abortion has already been born. - Ronald Reagan
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I've started liking Columbo a lot. He looks so much like my dad. There is something about these 60' s and 70's characters that I find very appealing. I love Dick Van Dyke, Mary Tyler Moore and Andy Griffith. Husband says I might have jumped out of a 60's sitcom. Guess, I have an old soulsmiling smiley
Funny, I find that exact same thing annoying!

@Mum wrote:

I find Steve Harvey really hilarious. He always asks questions that have inappropriate answers and then when contestants do answer, he just drops his jaw and stares at them!!
Just one more thing... Peter Falk had a few more remarks... grinning smiley

"He looks like a flood victim," Falk once said of his character. "You feel sorry for him. He appears to be seeing nothing, but he's seeing everything Underneath his dishevelment, a good mind is at work."

"Columbo is an ass-backwards Sherlock Holmes. Holmes had a long neck, Columbo has no neck; Holmes smoked a pipe, Columbo chews up six cigars a day," he said.

The human spirit needs places where nature has not been rearranged by the hand of man. ~ Unknown
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I’ve noticed that everyone who is for abortion has already been born. - Ronald Reagan
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For anyone that likes Peter Falk as Colombo, I highly recommend Capitaine Marleau, a French female detective in the same vein as Colombo.
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I Love Lucy! And Ethel, Fred and Ricky.
I really enjoy watching reruns of that show as well! For ANYONE out there who enjoys watching Lucille Ball, here's a VERY INTERESTING documentary from YouTube about her life as an actress...it's just shy of 90 minutes, but NO ads, and quite interesting. Here's the link: [www.youtube.com]
Along this line, don't you just hate it when an actor plays a role that is upstanding and noble, one that you really want to cheer on and then turns around and plays a different role on a different show that's bent, twisted and truly hateable? It messes with my head and kind of ruins the good character on the first show.

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I don't mind it too much. They're actors. This is probably fun, and possibly necessary, for them.

Recently, I watched 'The Odd Couple: Together Again' with Jack Klugman and Tony Randall. Debra Jo Rupp as the Plaza Assistant Manager politely told off Felix Unger. I cheered! You go, girl! I would bet that everyone else cheered, too.

@sestrahelena wrote:

Along this line, don't you just hate it when an actor plays a role that is upstanding and noble, one that you really want to cheer on and then turns around and plays a different role on a different show that's bent, twisted and truly hateable? It messes with my head and kind of ruins the good character on the first show.

The human spirit needs places where nature has not been rearranged by the hand of man. ~ Unknown
_____
I’ve noticed that everyone who is for abortion has already been born. - Ronald Reagan
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Ben Cartwright on Bonanza or Andy Taylor on The Andy Griffith Show. They were not quick to criticize or demean. They looked on the bright side of people and situations They taught us through their moral character. No scheming, no one uping no in your face posturing. Love that stuff..
I love Hugh Laurie as Dr. House and Emily Deschanel as Bones!

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The Snoop Sisters.

Helen Hayes, Mildred Natwick, and the gang lasted for a few episodes. But they were quirky and fun!

The human spirit needs places where nature has not been rearranged by the hand of man. ~ Unknown
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I’ve noticed that everyone who is for abortion has already been born. - Ronald Reagan
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