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Thursday, May 24, 2007

We had a Pact

Here's my greatest sitcom characters list(definitely doesn't qualify as all time,haven't seen too many old ones)

10.John Dorian 'JD' (scrubs)-Greatest real life cartoon character I know.Appletini loving vanilla bear.

9. Niles Crane(Frasier)-The quintessential lovable loser

8.Phoebe Buffay(Friends)-Eccentric,unpredictable ,arbitrary,and possibly the only consistently funny character in the series

7.Frasier Crane(Frasier)- Chalk and Cheese,Father and Son

6.Seinfeld (Seinfeld)-The Indifferent ,unfeeling "What are these salty secretions" and " oh,thats a shame" guy.

5.Homer(Simpson's)-Duh. Or should I say Doh.Doh

4.Kramer(Seinfeld)-Nosy brash dufus.Poetry in slapstick.

3.Eric Cartman(south park)-Not even remotely politically "correct",in your face standout character.

2.Kevin Arnold(The wonder years) -Poster boy of the turbulent years of American history,reminder of the innocence that once was.

1.George Costanza(Seinfeld)-The Self loathing,petty,underconfident guy in all of us.Completely devoid of any semblance of emotion or empathy.Originally based on Woody Allen,but for a good part of the show on Larry David himself.

Apparently,during an early conversation with Larry David, Alexander questioned a script, saying, "This could never happen to anyone, and even if it did, no human being would react like this." David replied, "What do you mean? This happened to me once, and this is exactly how I reacted!"

With three of its main characters on the list,no prizes for guessing what would be my highest rated sitcom.

A lot of other characters didnt make the cut,for example Ted the lawyer from scrubs,or Bart simpson,but i am sure they wouldnt complain given the competition.



Blogger Mohan K.V said...

Hehe, nice list. Have marked all of them for the halcyon 4th year :)

George Constanza, that reminds me of this awesome quote I found on my friend's blog:

"The most unfair thing about life is the way it ends. I mean, life is tough. It takes up a lot of your time. What do you get at the end of it? A death. What's that, a bonus?!? I think the life cycle is all backwards. You should die first, get it out of the way. Then you go live in an old age home. You get kicked out for being too healthy, go collect your pension, then, when you start work, you get a gold watch on your first day. You work for forty years until you are young enough to enjoy your retirement. You drink alcohol, you party and you get ready for high school. You go to primary school, you become a kid, you play, you have no responsibilities, you become a little baby, you go back, you spend the last 9 months floating with luxuries like central heating, spa, room service on tap, then you finish off as an orgasm!! Amen"

George Constanza for God!!

3:02 PM  
Blogger themiddler said...

Haha... a nice read.
I really like the Frasier brothers nice to see them in the list. Wonder how many people watch Frasier nowadays? (said in an old man in a rocking chair way!)

9:51 AM  
Blogger parseval said...

Hey, where's Sir Humphrey Appleby, or Captain Edmund Blackadder or Basil Fawlty or even Ali Nadim?

It's high time you stopped watching American sitcoms :p

1:28 AM  
Blogger Ganesh said...


to put off a george like statement,my entire stay here has felt like one long 8th sem!

frasier is trivially underrated,its the only american sitcom with some class:)...do you have all seasons?

hmmm...haven't seen too much of blackadder,and i already spend too much time on this,so tnr for me to take up brit comedy now!!
Btw seinfeld isn't like other american sitcoms,it has critical acclaim from all quarters

6:37 AM  
Anonymous JD said...

You should watch Arrested Development. There's this guy called Dr. Tobias Funke, and trust me, he's a riot!

10:35 PM  
Blogger Ashish said...

Basil Fawlty! Edmund Blackadder! Humphrey Appleby! You really have to see these shows da...

Btw, Barney from HIMYM also merits a mention I think...

And of course, Seinfeld rules... the next step after Seinfeld is Larry David's Curb your Enthusiasm... that totally kicks ass too...

8:22 AM  
Blogger Ganesh said...

@ JD
Please put off cye before leaving insti...I think you are the only source

@ engine
True Barney is real good....but who do I kick out? :)

9:08 AM  
Blogger Ganesh said...

@ JD
Please put off cye before leaving insti...I think you are the only source

@ engine
True Barney is real good....but who do I kick out? :)

9:08 AM  

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