Friday, June 08, 2012
TV's Most Iconic Characters? Denny & Claire's Picks.
It sure wasn't easy and we admit from the start here that we concentrated on icons that we liked -- not simply the most popular or influential. For instance, Fonzie didn't make our list nor did Archie Bunker, J.R. Ewing or anyone from M.A.S.H. We realize they would probably make America's Top Ten but we're not America. We didn't care for them and so they weren't even in the running.
The second admission is that we're not much into TV. We were when we were kids though and so most of our list comes from the 50s and 60s. The third admission is that we sometimes counted pairs of characters (even groups) as a single entry. And the final admission? We couldn't keep it within ten!
So, with all that said, here (listed in reverse order of preference) is Denny & Claire's Top Ten TV Iconic Characters with a second list of thirteen more (in no particular order) which made Honorable Mention.
The Top Ten:
9) Mission Impossible team
8) Ward, June, Wally and Beaver Cleaver
7) Batman & Robin
6) John Steed & Emma Peel
5) Joe Friday
3) The Lone Ranger & Tonto
2) Andy Taylor, Barney Fife and Opie Taylor
1) Lt. Columbo
And the Honorable Mentions:
* Lucas McCain.
* Jessica Fletcher
* Laverne & Shirley & Lenny & Squiggy
* Maxwell Smart
* Ralph Kramden & Ed Norton
* Howdy Doody, Buffalo Bob & Clarabelle
* Matt Dillon
* Rocky & Bullwinkle
* Richard Kimble
* The Cartwrights
* Napoleon Solo & Illya Kuryakin
* Steve McGarrett