Wednesday, March 14, 2007


Today we enter Round Two of the Sitcom Star Wars competition being held by the Florida Times-Union in Jacksonville. The initial group of 64 contenders have been halved and it appears that for the most part, the voters went with the great classic characters.

It was sad to see some of the greats fall by the wayside, like Dr. Bob Hartley (aka Dick Louden), as well as Schultz, Klinger, Fish, and Jethro. (Granny might have fared better as a rep for 'The Beverly Hillbillies.)

My personal heart-breaker was having to choose between Rob Petrie and Mary Richards, and I thought it looked for sure as if Mayr would lose. But she survived the challenge to throw her cap into the air for at least one more round.

The biggest upset to my mind was that of Ed Norton's loss to Jack Tripper. As Vizzini would say, that's inconceivable!

So here we are, round two, with a hardened crew of 32 playuhs ready to do battle. You have until Thursday at midnight to enter and play, with the results leading to Round Three to be announced on Sunday.

Round Two
1) Choose 1
1. Barney Fife, The Andy Griffith Show
8. Mary Richards, Mary Tyler Moore

2) Choose 1
5. George Jefferson, The Jeffersons
4. Ted Baxter, Mary Tyler Moore

3) Choose 1
6. The Rev. Jim Ignatowski, Taxi
3. Phoebe Buffay, Friends

4) Choose 1
7. Dr. Heathcliff Huxtable, The Cosby Show
2. Louie DePalma, Taxi

1) Choose 1
1. Archie Bunker, All in the Family
8. Edith Bunker, All in the Family

2) Choose 1
5. Cosmo Kramer, Seinfeld
13. Felix Unger, The Odd Couple

3) Choose 1
6. Arthur Fonzarelli, Happy Days
3. Fred Sanford, Sanford and Son

4) Choose 1
10. Jack McFarland, Will & Grace
2. George Costanza, Seinfeld

1) Choose 1
1. Homer Simpson, The Simpsons
8. Alex P. Keaton, Family Ties

2) Choose 1
12. Eddie Haskell, Leave it to Beaver
4. Frasier Crane, Frasier

3) Choose 1
11. Jack Tripper, Three's Company
14. Gilligan, Gilligan's Island

4) Choose 1
10. Frank Barone, Everybody Loves Raymond
2. Ralph Kramden, The Honeymooners

1) Choose 1
1. Lucy Ricardo, I Love Lucy
8. Capt. Benjamin Franklin "Hawkeye" Pierce, M*A*S*H

2) Choose 1
5. Norm Peterson, Cheers
4. Al Bundy, Married With Children

3) Choose 1
10. Mork, Mork & Mindy
14. Maxwell Smart, Get Smart

4) Choose 1
7. Les Nessman, WKRP in Cincinnati
2. Cliff Claven, Cheers

I don't want to say who I voted for because I don't want to sway your vote. Shyeah! Like you'd care who I picked! (And I'm only voting once; I'm not one to go back and stuff the balloting!)

Here are the sitcom characters who didn't survive Round One:

Miss Piggy, The Muppet Show
Rob Petrie, The Dick Van Dyke Show
Roseanne Conner, Roseanne
Dan Fielding, Night Court
Dwight Schrute, The Office
Benson DuBois, Soap/Benson
Dr. Perry Cox, Scrubs
Steve Urkel, Family Matters
Maude Findlay, Maude
Dr. Robert Hartley/Dick Louden, The Bob Newhart Show/Newhart
Arnold Jackson, Diff'rent Strokes
Murphy Brown, Murphy Brown
Mimi Bobeck, The Drew Carey Show
Flo Castleberry, Alice/Flo
Suzanne Sugarbaker, Designing Women
Larry David, Curb Your Enthusiasm
Stewie Griffin, The Family Guy
Lowell Mather, Wings
Eric Cartman, South Park
Niles Crane, Frasier
Ed Norton, The Honeymooners
Will Smith, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
Sophia Petrillo, The Golden Girls
Fez, That '70s Show
Samuel "Screech" Powers, Saved by the Bell
Cpl. Maxwell Klinger, M*A*S*H
Sgt. Hans Georg Schultz, Hogan's Heroes
Det. Phil Fish, Barney Miller
JJ Evans, Good Times
Jethro Bodine, The Beverly Hillbillies
Bill McNeal, NewsRadio
Bernie Mac MacCullough, The Bernie Mac Show

Good men and women all, stout of heart. But somebody had to drink the Brefnish.....

Here's the link so that you may begin voting. Remember, the deadline is midnight on Thursday!


And don't forget to vote in Round Two for the Current TV Character competition. You have until Thursday to make your voice heard in Chicago for that one as well..... (The link can be found in the previous post.)

1 comment:

Brent McKee said...

But let's get out and vote the right way in match-up D4, because you all know we want "more news and Les Nessman!"