Underused Characters

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Tim Azure

  • Tuesday 19th July 2011, 10:31am
  • Kent, England
  • 2,037 posts

Which characters have been criminally underused in sitcoms and comedy drama?

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Rigid Bones

  • Friday 22nd July 2011, 9:37pm
  • Paphos, Cyprus
  • 202 posts

Edith in "Still Game". Not that well known outside Scotland but really funny - look it up on YouTube. You'll howl!

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Alfred J Kipper

  • Saturday 23rd July 2011, 7:37am
  • Aldershot, England
  • 5,940 posts

Yes, Trigger had potential for much more than he did. As did the Major in FT. What both of them did though is make a big impact in the few short scenes they were in. But that was their function, so unfortunately this meant we weren't going to see as much of them as we'd have liked.

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Frimston and Rowett

  • Saturday 23rd July 2011, 3:55pm [Edited]
  • 15 posts

I always wished Carl Weathers was in more than three episodes of Arrested Development. Though there are so many brilliant supporting characters in that show, you could probably make a case for any of them.

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lofthouse

  • Saturday 23rd July 2011, 6:59pm
  • Nowhere, England
  • 9,035 posts

The greased up deaf guy

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aquasplash3

  • Thursday 11th August 2011, 7:13pm
  • England
  • 71 posts
Quote: Alfred J Kipper @ July 23 2011, 7:37 AM BST

Yes, Trigger had potential for much more than he did


I think they got it just about right. If he had been in too many scenes it could have got a bit annoying - the novelty would have worn off.

Alright Dave :)

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Peter Brouhaha

  • Thursday 11th August 2011, 8:52pm [Edited]
  • England
  • 319 posts

I'd say the 'Q'. I suppose it doesn't help that it usually has to be followed by 'U'. Of course, the more glamourous characters like 'S' and 'E' have no such limitations imposed on them.

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Tim Azure

  • Thursday 11th August 2011, 11:33pm
  • Kent, England
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Quote: Peter Brouhaha @ August 11 2011, 8:52 PM BST

I'd say the 'Q'. I suppose it doesn't help that it usually has to be followed by 'U'. Of course, the more glamourous characters like 'S' and 'E' have no such limitations imposed on them.


Just because the Q is used sparingly doesn't make it less glamourous. 'X' as everyone knows is a very sexy letter, but it hardly used at all.

Not sure how this relates to sitcoms, though...

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Jack Daniels

  • Friday 12th August 2011, 1:15am
  • England
  • 730 posts

The red headed kid in The League Of Gentlemen S3, with the Knight Rider car.
Brilliance.

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Westcountryman

  • Friday 12th August 2011, 8:07am [Edited]
  • Australia
  • 73 posts

Lord Flashheart and all the characters of The Thin Blue Line (which unaccountably had only two series).

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chipolata

  • Friday 12th August 2011, 10:08am [Edited]
  • England
  • 29,789 posts

David Brent's useless showbiz agent in The Office Christmas specials. It would have been interesting to see him in something else.

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Peter Brouhaha

  • Friday 12th August 2011, 6:49pm
  • England
  • 319 posts
Quote: Tim Azure @ August 11 2011, 11:33 PM BST

Just because the Q is used sparingly doesn't make it less glamourous. 'X' as everyone knows is a very sexy letter, but it hardly used at all.

Not sure how this relates to sitcoms, though...


The thread is about underused characters......I guess I took it too literally. I need to sort myself out.

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DougWonnacott

  • Thursday 26th April 2012, 2:16pm [Edited]
  • Norwich, England
  • 1,059 posts

The Padre in Darkplace.
Dan in I'm Alan Partridge
Toby Flenderson in The Office (American)
Slater in Only Fools and Horses
Keith in Marion & Geoff

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Markaroni

  • Thursday 26th April 2012, 7:29pm
  • Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 98 posts

Jean Ralphio in Parks and Recreation.