Friday, January 23, 2009

Best TV Characters of the past 20 years....

So I was browsing the wild and wonderful Paste Magazine website the other day and I came across a pretty intriguing list...The 20 best TV characters of the past 20 years.

I agreed with some, disagreed with others and then decided that I would make my own top 5, only using the 20 that they had listed. So this sadly leaves out Sandy Cohen, Seth Cohen, Liz Lemon, Jack Donaghy and Chris Turk since they were somehow left off of Paste's list.

Anyway, here's my top 5.

5.) Cosmo Kramer (Paste's #4)
Seinfeld was a truly hilarious show, each of the four main characters had their own way of being funny...but to think that this show would have been half as successful without Cosmo...well that's ridiculous.

4.) Homer Simpson (Paste's #5)
That yellow skinned moron of a father has become an American icon over the past two decades. He's truly hilarious and while Bart got a lot of the love when the Simpsons first's Homer who has made the show last. D'oh!

3.) Dwight K. Shrute (Paste's #2)
No one man has ever taught the world more about Beets. Ask him to describe himself in three words? "hard working, alpha male, jackhammer...merciless...insatiable"

2.) Eric Cartman (Paste's #13)
There isn't a better cartoon character ever...not Bugs Bunny, not Mickey Mouse, no one. I can't count the number of times Cartman has made me laugh out loud over the years. He's a child, he's vulgar, he's hilarious...nothing else can be said.

1.) Gob Bluth (Paste's #1)
Arrested Development is the funniest show that has been on since I've been alive. The humor comes from every single character at different points during the show's brief three season existence...but more often then not the humor came from Gob Bluth and his ridiculous magic illusions ("they're not tricks, tricks are something a whore does for money"). Paste made him number 1...and I have to agree

Have a good weekend everyone!

Song of the Weekend: The Kinks - The Strangers
Beer of the Weekend: Bell's - Two Hearted Ale

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