1. That’s tough…

    In no particular order:

    Gabriel Kotter
    Homer Simpson
    Juan Luis Pedro Philippo DeHuevos Epstein
    Jayne Cobb
    David Brent

  2. Tough question I have several that I really liked

    Archie Bunker
    Fred Sanford

    not vintage:
    Homer Simpson

  3. I like Incredulous’ nomination of G.O.B. Bluth (COME ON!) but I will have to go with…

    Drum roll please.

    Earnest T. Bass from Andy Griffith

  4. Such a hard question!!

    I have to say it’s a tie between Frank Pembleton and Tim Bayliss.

    Or maybe Brisco County Jr., or Crow T. Robot…I could go on.

  5. Omar’s definitely up there for me….but honestly, Stringer was my favorite character on the Wire. And, of course, McNulty was all kinds of great…then there’s the Bunk….dammit, too many great characters!

  6. Eliminating The Wire, my tops include…

    Sam Axe from Burn Notice
    Walther from Fringe
    Sawyer from Lost
    Tobias Fünke from Arrested Development

  7. Dr. Orpheus of the Venture Brothers. Honestly it’s hard to pick just one character from that show but Orpheus stands out in that he’s much cooler than the character he’s a parody of (Dr. Strange).

  8. Oh wow. That’s tough. I’m totally copying everyone else here but…

    Brock Sampson from Venture Brothers
    Dr. Gregory House from House
    Six from Battlestar Galactica
    Dr. Who from Dr. Who (I liked Christopher Eccleston though)

    Also, I like Dresden but he’s much better in the books. 😀

  9. I just watched the season 2 episode where omar is in court a few days ago, and last night i literally said to my friend that omar is the greatest tv character of all time!

  10. Hmmm, tough call…

    I’m wavering between Dr Gregory House and Jarod from The Pretender.

    Nods to Columbo, Basil Fawlty, and Walter H. White (pissed that I don’t get AMC anymore)

  11. Oh my –

    I have to say Captain James Tiberius Kirk. I have never been so entertained in my life.

    I also like Lady Penelope from the Thunderbirds, Gonzo from the Muppets, and I have to go with Detective Munch. I vaguely remember an episode (I think it was actually Homicide not Law & Order) when he was promoted – his partner kept saying over and over “Detective Munch. DEtective Munch. It was hilarious.

    Also, Homer Simpson, Colonel Jack O’Neil, Al Bundy (Aw Hell, the whole Bundy clan), Stewie and Brian, House, and B.J. Hunnicut.

  12. I’d have to go with

    Nate Fisher from Six Feet Under

    or maybe

    Josh Lyman from The West Wing

    from my youth it was Colleen Murphy on China Beach

  13. oh man. This is easy:


    Honorable mention to:

    Brian from Family Guy
    Splinter from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (old show)

  14. Number 6, most definitely. Followed by:
    Creed from NBC’s The Office
    Carl Kolchak (the original NightStalker, not the new one)
    Jim Halpert
    E.B. Farnum, Jane (both from Deadwood)
    Spike/”William the Bloody” Pratt

    And in anticipation of future questions on a similar theme… the worst is Father Francis Mulcahy.

  15. CJ Cregg and Toby Ziegler from The West Wing. And I pretty much like the rest of the cast as well.

    Dana Scully from The X-Files, particularly once she had grown a backbone. I wanted to be her when I was a kid.

    Nate & David Fisher from Six Feet Under.

    And, of course, Homer Simpson.

  16. Having recently bought season 5 of Entourage, I took the liberty of flying through Seasons 1-4 over the span of a couple weeks.

    Having done so, I’m starting to get an appreciation for Lloyd (Ari’s noticeably gay assistant) Interestingly enough, Rex Lee is credited as a main character beginning in Season 5.

    Thus far my favorite scene was from the episode where Ari got a new Ferrari and lost a $100 bet to Adam Davies over a street race. After handing Lloyd the $100 and a paper bag, Ari asks him to “fill it up”. The retaliation is hilarious: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKs6YSktcKc

  17. Awesome topic. In a fairly quick review of 65 comments, I noted only four female characters.

    If Omar’s first, who’s your second favorite character on The Wire? I think Daniels for me.

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