Underused Characters Page 2

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And me too

  • Sunday 6th May 2012, 11:15pm
  • Var 83, France
  • 2 posts

Always thought that the Pinner family ( Mom - Rita, Dad - Les and useless son - Clifford ) from Just Good Friends had enormous potential for a sitcom as British nouveaux riche on the Algarve....

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Garry Lee

  • Monday 7th May 2012, 1:49pm [Edited]
  • East Kilbride, Scotland
  • 278 posts
Quote: Frimston and Rowett @ July 23 2011, 3:55 PM BST

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.

Quote: Markaroni @ April 26 2012, 7:29 PM BST

Jean Ralphio in Parks and Recreation.

Agreed on both cases.

I'm also hoping to see more Dr. Leo Spaceman in 30 Rock, Dr. Ben (Gervais' character) in Louie, and Wanda Sykes in Curb Your Enthusiasm.

I wish there was a way to get Greg, the really effeminate kid, back into Curb Your Enthusiasm. Such a great character.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYVK_OqyUzk&feature=related

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Alfred J Kipper

  • Monday 7th May 2012, 2:07pm
  • Aldershot, England
  • 5,720 posts
Quote: DougWonnacott @ April 26 2012, 2:16 PM BST


Slater in Only Fools and Horses

Definitely. Or maybe used sparingly to great effect, as the Slater episodes are probably my favourite OFAH eps.

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yowie29

  • Wednesday 9th May 2012, 8:44pm
  • Sheffield, England
  • 49 posts

I agree with Dan in Alan Partridge and I think Finchy from the office could of been used more. He was a right card Errr

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Vince W

  • Thursday 10th May 2012, 10:16pm [Edited]
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 27 posts
Quote: Rigid Bones @ July 22 2011, 9:37 PM BST

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

Boaby & Navid's Mrs. / Jamsie from Rab. Also, McClaren in Porridge.

England Scotland

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Tim Azure

  • Wednesday 6th February 2013, 3:06pm
  • Kent, England
  • 2,037 posts

I think the Police Chief in Twenty Twelve was underused, but there were masses of characters like this only brought in for one episode.

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G180e

  • Wednesday 6th February 2013, 7:03pm
  • Wolverhampton, England
  • 3,297 posts

Betty or Sharon in Mrs Brown's Boys hardly get seen or get a mention

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Tim Azure

  • Wednesday 6th February 2013, 7:22pm [Edited]
  • Kent, England
  • 2,037 posts
Quote: Gordon Bennett @ February 6 2013, 3:15 PM GMT

Colin in The Brittas Empire.

Come on, he made electricity out of effluent, he had a teenage daughter; he was used in every episode...

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G180e

  • Wednesday 6th February 2013, 7:23pm [Edited]
  • Wolverhampton, England
  • 3,297 posts
Quote: Tim Azure @ February 6 2013, 7:22 PM GMT

Come on, he made electricity out of effluent, he had a teenage daughter, he was used in nearly every episode...

Yes, I agree with that. Colin was in pretty much every episode of Brittas Empire. Laughing out loud

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Gordon Bennett

  • Wednesday 6th February 2013, 7:35pm
  • Basel, Switzerland
  • 19,033 posts

Yeah, still, underused. A few seconds per episode...he could have been a Baldrick-like hero. Instead we got the annoying wife and the boring gay couple.

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Gordon Bennett

  • Wednesday 6th February 2013, 7:51pm [Edited]
  • Basel, Switzerland
  • 19,033 posts

The pratmobile in OFAH wasn't used that much after its funny introduction.

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Vince Ives

  • Wednesday 6th February 2013, 9:55pm
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 270 posts

I'm not sure if he'd be as effective in larger quantities, but I still think I'd like a bit more Creed in The Office.