Sunday, March 18, 2007


The Battle of the Classic Sitcom Characters being run by the Florida Times-Union in Jacksonville is down to the Sweet Sixteen. Apparently Homer Simpson was able to rally his supporters to carry him to victory over Alex Keaton of 'Family Ties'. All of the rest of the challenges were handily won by these finalists.

Barney Fife was the biggest vote-getter in his vanquishing of Mary Richards. I didn't think Mayr had much of a chance against Barn, as the Mayberry Deputy probably best sums up that indescribable quality that determines greatness in a sitcom character.

The article doesn't list a deadline for voting, but the next results will be published on Wednesday, so I would imagine it would have to be early in the day on Tuesday. And unlike the Chicago Tribune Bracketsville contest currently running, it looks like you can only vote once now.

Here are the match-ups for the Sweet Sixteen:

1) Choose 1
1. Barney Fife, The Andy Griffith Show
5. George Jefferson, The Jeffersons

2) Choose 1
6. The Rev. Jim Ignatowski, Taxi
7. Dr. Heathcliff Huxtable, The Cosby Show

1) Choose 1
1. Archie Bunker, All in the Family
5. Cosmo Kramer, Seinfeld

2) Choose 1
6. Arthur Fonzarelli, Happy Days
2. George Costanza, Seinfeld

1) Choose 1
1. Homer Simpson, The Simpsons
4. Frasier Crane, Frasier

2) Choose 1
14. Gilligan, Gilligan’s Island
2. Ralph Kramden, The Honeymooners

1) Choose 1
1. Lucy Ricardo, I Love Lucy
5. Norm Peterson, Cheers

2) Choose 1
10. Mork, Mork and Mindy
2. Cliff Claven, Cheers

I get the feeling we'll be saying "Hail and farewell" to both gents from 'Cheers' after this round. I think the races that will be tight will be between Gilligan and Ralph Kramden, and between Homer and Frasier.

Get out the vote!


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