Top sitcom characters

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  • A list of my favourites...these characters have had me in stitches many times. At other times, I've felt deeply for them. There something about these characters that made me fall in love with them.
  • 1: Reverend Jim Ignatowski (Taxi)
  • 2: Frasier Crane (Frasier/Cheers)
  • 3: Niles Crane (Frasier)
  • 4: Louie De Palma (Taxi)
  • 5: Alex Reiger (Taxi)
  • 6: Martin Crane (Frasier)
  • 7: Norm Peterson (Cheers)
  • 8: George-Michael Bluth (Arrested Development)
  • 9: Alex P. Keaton (Family Ties)
  • 10: Skippy Handelman (Family Ties)
  • 11: Carla Tortelli (Cheers)
  • 12: Del Trotter (Only Fools and Horses)
  • 13: Frank Spencer (Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em)
  • 14: Roseanne Conner (Roseanne)
  • 15: Jackie Conner (Roseanne)

Ah, a great list! I'm not too familiar with Jim of Taxi yet, but I like all the characters on this list! Good call on Frasier, Niles, Norm and Del in particular.

Hopefully when you see season two of Taxi you'll grow to like him. Apart from being delightfully eccentric, he's also one of the nicest people. Two of my favourite episodes from that season, "Reverend Jim: A Space Odyssey" and "Elaine's Secret Admirer" are episodes that feature Jim heavily.

Speaking of Del, I have to ask this: what do you think of his leather-skin suitcase? My Dad and I both agree it's the most horrible thing we've ever seen. I remember in the episode "Miami Twice" (in which Barry Gibb makes a small appearance!) when the Mafia were robbing the van, one of them picked up Del's suitcases and gave it a disgusted look before walking off.

Heh, I saw that episode of Only Fools just last week, and I know exactly what you mean - what a tasteless and tacky prop!

I should be getting season two of Taxi to borrow tomorrow, so I'll let you know how I get on, and I'll be sure to watch out for those episodes particularly.

I made a list of favourite (not necessarily sitcom) TV characters today - a few of the ones on this list cropped up! link