Weird sitcom characters

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peter gazzard

  • Saturday 6th November 2010, 8:49pm [Edited]
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They seem to be mainly American for some reason (Kramer, Christopher Lloyd's character Reverend Jim in Taxi, or Heckles in Friends), wonder why this is?
Nearest UK equivalent I've been told about was Tyler in My Hero, although I've never actually seen that.

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AndreaLynne

  • Saturday 6th November 2010, 8:51pm
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Does Richmond on IT Crowd count?

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David Carmon

  • Saturday 6th November 2010, 9:03pm
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Mrs Doyle in Father Ted

Jake The Klingon Klinger in 2point4 Children

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Chappers

  • Saturday 6th November 2010, 9:25pm
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Quote: David Carmon @ November 6 2010, 9:03 PM GMT

Mrs Doyle in Father Ted


I don't think you can differentiate any of the charcters in Father Ted. They're all weird.

I'd say Kiki in Whites because she just seems unbelievably stupid whereas all the other charcters are believable.

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David Carmon

  • Saturday 6th November 2010, 9:36pm
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Mrs Doyle was a bit more odd though, but fair point.

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peter gazzard

  • Saturday 6th November 2010, 10:07pm [Edited]
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Quote: Chappers @ November 6 2010, 9:25 PM GMT

I don't think you can differentiate any of the charcters in Father Ted. They're all weird.

I'd say Kiki in Whites because she just seems unbelievably stupid whereas all the other charcters are believable.


Ted wasn't weird, FT reminds me of Seinfeld a bit; one relatively normal character and three loons. Oh, that and the shows are named after the main character - although if you use that as a common theme, Father Ted is similar to Frasier too...

Mork, just remembered, couldn't do a thread like this without mentioning Mork - oh and the other character in Mork and Mindy, Exidor. At least Mork had a legitimate excuse for being weird though.

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Tim Azure

  • Friday 12th November 2010, 11:50pm
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Quote: peter gazzard @ November 6 2010, 10:07 PM GMT


Mork, just remembered, couldn't do a thread like this without mentioning Mork


His space costume was very up to date wasn't it? Almost 1980s...

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peter gazzard

  • Saturday 13th November 2010, 12:15am [Edited]
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Quote: Ian Wolf @ November 12 2010, 5:38 PM GMT

Nick Swainey from One Foot in the Grave was pretty strange.


True, with his mother only visble to him :) I was thinking of including Colin from The Brittas Empire as well in the list

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Oldrocker

  • Saturday 13th November 2010, 12:49am
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Quote: Ian Wolf @ November 12 2010, 5:38 PM GMT

Nick Swainey from One Foot in the Grave was pretty strange.


That policeman evening was very odd !

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peter gazzard

  • Saturday 13th November 2010, 7:10pm [Edited]
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Quote: Oldrocker @ November 13 2010, 12:49 AM GMT

That policeman evening was very odd !


oh yes, the Dixon of Dock Green fan meeting. :D Doesn't top when he fired that arrow through his house from his back garden and the target was outside his front door. :)

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DaButt

  • Saturday 13th November 2010, 7:13pm
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The League of Gentlemen was full of weirdos.

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peter gazzard

  • Saturday 13th November 2010, 7:20pm [Edited]
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True, can't believe I missed out The League of Gentlemen, only one normal character in that.

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Ian Wolf

  • Saturday 13th November 2010, 8:04pm
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Quote: DaButt @ November 13 2010, 7:13 PM GMT

The League of Gentlemen was full of weirdos.


And for that matter Psychoville.

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MTpromises

  • Saturday 13th November 2010, 8:32pm
  • New York, United States
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Brian in Spaced, Noel Fielding's DJ character or Pingu in Nathan Barley, Michael in Alan Partridge, Trigger in OFaH... I think they all fit the bill.