TV Shows: Favourite TV Characters

  1. Complete overhaul: April 2012
  2. Homer Simpson (The Simpsons)
  3. Coach Eric Taylor (Friday Night Lights)
  4. Niles Crane (Frasier)
  5. Abed Nadir (Community)
  6. Walter White (Breaking Bad)
  7. Barney Stinson (How I Met Your Mother)
  8. Larry David (Curb Your Enthusiasm)
  9. Adrian Monk (Monk)
  10. Wesley Wyndam-Pryce (Angel)
  11. Louis CK (Louie)
  12. Dr. Perry Cox (Scrubs)
  13. George Costanza (Seinfeld)
  14. Dr. Gregory House (House, M.D.)
  15. Lorelai Gilmore (Gilmore Girls)
  16. Denny Crane (Boston Legal)
  17. Jack Bauer (24)
  18. Derek "Del Boy" Trotter (Only Fools & Horses)
  19. Hank Hill (King of the Hill)
  20. Chandler Bing (Friends)
  21. Alan Shore (Boston Legal)
  22. Tami Taylor (Friday Night Lights)
  23. Det. Vic Mackey (The Shield)
  24. Dr. John Carter (ER)
  25. Hal Wilkerson (Malcolm in the Middle)
  26. Eric Cartman (South Park)
  27. Fez (That '70s Show)
  28. Joe Tranelli (Men of a Certain Age)
  29. Tony Almeida (24)
  30. Frasier Crane (Frasier, Cheers)
  31. Det. "Dutch Boy" Wagenbach (The Shield)
  32. Rupert Giles (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  33. Veronica Mars (Veronica Mars)
  34. Dr. Andy Brown (Everwood)
  35. Desmond Hume (Lost)
  36. Raymond Barone (Everybody Loves Raymond)
  37. Father Dougal McGuire (Father Ted)
  38. Norm Peterson (Cheers)
  39. John Locke (Lost)
  40. Troy Barnes (Community)
  41. David Fisher (Six Feet Under)
  42. Mark Corrigan (Peep Show)
  43. Karen (Outnumbered)
  44. Dr. Mark Greene (ER)
  45. Hurley Reyes (Lost)
  46. Bill McNeal (NewsRadio)
  47. Shawn Spencer (Psych)
  48. Tim "The Tool Man" Taylor (Home Improvement)
  49. Paul Buchman (Mad About You)
  50. Michael Bluth (Arrested Development)
  51. Marge Simpson (The Simpsons)
  52. Ari Gold (Entourage)
  53. Charlie Kelly (It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia)
  54. David Brent (The Office (UK))
  55. Lorne (Angel)
  56. Hank Moody (Californication)
  57. Bryn West (Gavin & Stacey)
  58. Fox Mulder (The X Files)
  59. Britta Perry (Community)
  60. Robert Barone (Everybody Loves Raymond)
  61. Lindsay Weir (Freaks & Geeks)
  62. Jack Donaghy (30 Rock)
  63. Bender (Futurama)
  64. Red Forman (That '70s Show)
  65. Dexter Morgan (Dexter)
  66. Francis Wilkerson (Malcolm in the Middle)
  67. Luke Danes (Gilmore Girls)
  68. David Addison (Moonlighting)
  69. Johnny "Drama" Chase (Entourage)
  70. Susie Greene (Curb Your Enthusiasm)
  71. Dick Solomon (3rd Rock from the Sun)
  72. John Cage (Ally McBeal)
  73. Eddie Finnerty (Grounded for Life)
  74. Stan Smith (American Dad!)
  75. Earl Hickey (My Name Is Earl)
  76. Michael Scott (The Office (US))
  77. Cosmo Kramer (Seinfeld)
  78. Dr. Eddie 'Fitz' Fitzgerald (Cracker)
  79. Moe Syzlak (The Simpsons)
  80. Dr. John "J.D." Dorian (Scrubs)
  81. Dr. Zoidberg (Futurama)
  82. Gob Bluth (Arrested Development)
  83. Lois Wilkerson (Malcolm in the Middle)
  84. Carlton Banks (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air)
  85. Alan Partridge (Knowing Me Knowing You, I'm Alan Partridge)
  86. Julius (Everybody Hates Chris)
  87. Jesse Pinkman (Breaking Bad)
  88. Xander Harris (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  89. Tommy Gavin (Rescue Me)
  90. Jack Malone (Without A Trace)
  91. Rick Spleen (Lead Balloon)
  92. Dr. John Becker (Becker)
  93. Boomhauer (King of the Hill)
  94. Benjamin Linus (Lost)
  95. Josh Lyman (The West Wing)
  96. Pam Beesly (The Office (US))
  97. Matthew Brock (NewsRadio)
  98. Dana Scully (The X Files)
  99. Jeff Winger (Community)
  100. Randy Hickey (My Name Is Earl)
  101. Danielle "Danny" Sofer (The Shield)
  102. Angela Chase (My So-Called Life)
  103. Todd Margaret (Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret)
  104. Lily Finnerty (Grounded for Life)
  105. Natalie Teeger (Monk)
  106. Will Smith (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air)
  107. Rodney Trotter (Only Fools & Horses)
  108. Ralph Wiggum (The Simpsons)
  109. Samantha Spade (Without A Trace)
  110. Jonathan Creek (Jonathan Creek)
  111. Matt Saracen (Friday Night Lights)
  112. Latka Gravas (Taxi)
  113. Marshall Eriksen (How I Met Your Mother)
  114. Lily Aldrin (How I Met Your Mother)
  115. Ned Flanders (The Simpsons)
  116. Phillip Banks (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air)
  117. Cheryl David (Curb Your Enthusiasm)
  118. Walter White, Jr. (Breaking Bad)
  119. Matt LeBlanc (Episodes)
  120. Gloria Pritchett (Modern Family)
  121. Apu Nahasapeemapetilon (The Simpsons)
  122. Phillip J. Fry (Futurama)
  123. Ken Titus (Titus)
  124. Owen Thoreau, jr. (Men of a Certain Age)
  125. Brian Griffin (Family Guy)
  126. Tony Soprano (The Sopranos)
  127. Dwight Schrute (The Office (USA))
  128. Sue Heck (The Middle)
  129. Willow Rosenberg (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  130. Kirk Gleason (Gilmore Girls)
  131. Randy Marsh (South Park)
  132. Landry Clarke (Friday Night Lights)
  133. Michael Scofield (Prison Break)
  134. Travis Cobb (Cougar Town)
  135. Liz Lemon (30 Rock)
  136. Richard Fish (Ally McBeal)
  137. Gustavo "Gus" Fring (Breaking Bad)
  138. Ross Geller (Friends)
  139. "Nessa" Jenkins (Gavin & Stacey)
  140. Jemaine Clement (Flight of the Conchords)
  141. Murray Hewitt (Flight of the Conchords)
  142. Jonathan Ames (Bored to Death)
  143. Nick Harper (My Family)
  144. Sharona Fleming (Monk)
  145. Ron Swanson (Parks & Recreation)
  146. Dr. Peter Benton (ER)
  147. Bobby Hill (King of the Hill
  148. Brian Krakow (My So-Called Life)
  149. Jeff Greene (Curb Your Enthusiasm)
  150. Casey McCall (Sports Night)
  151. Buster Bluth (Arrested Development)
  152. Kyle Broflovsi (South Park)
  153. Tracy Morgan (30 Rock)
  154. Martin Crane (Frasier)
  155. Frankie Heck (The Middle)
  156. Dave Nelson (NewsRadio)
  157. Sam Malone (Cheers)
  158. Janitor (Scrubs)
  159. Joel Flesichman (Northern Exposure
  160. Russell Tupper (Huff)
  161. Jerry Seinfeld (Seinfeld)
  162. Charlie Harper (Two and a Half Men)
  163. Winifred "Fred" Burkle (Angel)
  164. Dale Gribble (King of the Hill)
  165. Danny Tripp (Studio 60 On The Sunset Strip)
  166. Charlie Pace (Lost)
  167. Ally McBeal (Ally McBeal)
  168. Burton "Gus" Guster (Psych)
  169. Jeff Murdock (Coupling)
  170. Ben (Outnumbered)
  171. Mike Heck (The Middle)
  172. Dr. Doug Ross (ER)
  173. Phil Dunphy (Modern Family)
  174. Kim Bauer (24)
  175. Buddy Cole (Kids In The Hall)
  176. Brick Heck (The Middle)
  177. Dr. Elizabeth Corday (ER)
  178. Allison Cameron (House, M.D.)
  179. Marie Barone (Everybody Loves Raymond)
  180. Ben Harper (My Family)
  181. Andy Torres (Cougar Town)
  182. Cliff Clavin (Cheers)
  183. Laurie Keller (Cougar Town)
  184. Sir Humphrey Appleby (Yes Minister, Yes Prime Minister)
  185. Will McKenzie (The Inbetweeners)
  186. Special Agent Dale Cooper (Twin Peaks)
  187. Andy Dwyer (Parks & Recreation)
  188. Shane Vendrell (The Shield)
  189. Dr. Abby Lockhart (ER)
  190. Peter Griffin (Family Guy)
  191. Eric Forman (That 70s Show)
  192. Lieutenant Randall "Randy" Disher (Monk)
  193. Larry Paul (Ally McBeal)
  194. Sheldon Cooper (The Big Bang Theory)
  195. Kate Austen (Lost)
  196. Dr. Craig 'Huff' Huffstodt (Huff)
  197. Louie (Lucky Louie
  198. Rev. Jim Ignatowski (Taxi)
  199. Donna Pinciotti (That '70s Show)
  200. Eli Stone (Eli Stone)
  201. Roz Doyle (Frasier)
  202. Alex Rieger (Taxi)
  203. Nate Fisher, Jr. (Six Feet Under)
  204. Theodore "T-Bag" Bagwell (Prison Break)
  205. Dr. Bob Kelso (Scrubs)
  206. President Jed Bartlet (The West Wing)
  207. Maggie Simpson (The Simpsons)
  208. Daniel Desario (Freaks & Geeks)
  209. Father Ted Crilly (Father Ted)
  210. Ellie Torres (Cougar Town)
  211. Jeremy Goodwin (Sports Night)
  212. Butters Stotch (South Park)
  213. Robin Scherbatsky (How I Met Your Mother)
  214. Dr. Elliot Reid (Scrubs)
  215. Glenn Quagmire (Family Guy)
  216. Buffy Summers (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  217. Jim Halpert (The Office (USA))
  218. Shirley Schmidt (Boston Legal)
  219. Davis (Tru Calling)
  220. Harry Solomon (3rd Rock from the Sun)
  221. Toby Ziegler (The West Wing)
  222. Angel (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel)
  223. Stewie Griffin (Family Guy)
  224. Joey Tribbiani (Friends)
  225. Tommy Saxondale (Saxondale)
  226. Tim Canterbury (The Office (UK))
  227. April Ludgate (Parks & Recreation)
  228. "Rory" Gilmore (Gilmore Girls)
  229. Joan Girardi (Joan of Arcadia)
  230. Professor Hubert Farnsworth (Futurama)
  231. Sean Finnerty (Grounded for Life)
  232. Christopher Titus (Titus)
  233. Nurse Samantha Taggart (ER)
  234. Rochelle (Everybody Hates Chris)
  235. Dan Conner (Roseanne)
  236. Monica Bing (Friends)
  237. Kel Kimble (Kenan & Kel)
  238. "Sawyer" Ford (Lost)
  239. Frank Reynolds (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia)
  240. Brian "Smash" Williams (Friday Night Lights)
  241. Elaine Benes (Seinfeld)
  242. Charlotte "Chuck" Charles (Pushing Daisies)
  243. Juliet O'Hara (Psych)
  244. Matt Parkman (Heroes)
  245. Wallace Fennel (Veronica Mars)
  246. "Smithy" (Gavin & Stacey)
  247. Leonard "Oz" Osborne (Auf Wiedersehen, Pet)
  248. Brenda Chenowith (Six Feet Under)
  249. Gareth Keenan (The Office (UK))
  250. Mac (It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia)
  251. Salem Saberhagen (Sabrina the Teenage Witch)
  252. Tom Haverford (Parks & Recreation)
  253. Reggie Kostas (Becker)
  254. Ted Mosby (How I Met Your Mother)
  255. Jeremy Usbourne (Peep Show)
  256. Edmund Blackadder (Blackadder)
  257. Sabrina Spellman (Sabrina the Teenage Witch)
  258. Jay Cartwright (The Inbetweeners)
  259. Jamie Buchman (Mad About You)
  260. Tim Riggins (Friday Night Lights)
  261. Danny Blue (Hustle)
  262. Willamena "Will" Rader (Huge)
  263. Principal Seymour Skinner (The Simpsons)
  264. Arnold Jackson (Diff'rent Strokes)
  265. Kenan Rockmore (Kenan & Kel)
  266. Sarah Walker (Chuck)
  267. Roy (The IT Crowd)
  268. Lynette Scavo (Desperate Housewives)
  269. Donna (Pulling)
  270. Dr. Harold Abbott (Everwood)
  271. Mr. Garrison (South Park)
  272. Carlton Lassiter (Psych)
  273. Daria Morgendorffer (Daria)
  274. Tommy Shafter (Titus)
  275. C.J. Cregg (The West Wing)
  276. Dr. Lisa Cuddy (House, M.D.)
  277. Bernard Black (Black Books)
  278. Thurgood Stubbs (The PJs)
  279. Mr. Bean (Mr. Bean)
  280. Alistair (Huge)
  281. Arnold (Hey Arnold!)
  282. Jerry Espenson (Boston Legal)
  283. Maddie Hayes (Moonlighting)
  284. Penny Hartz (Happy Endings)
  285. Leslie Knope (Parks & Recreation)
  286. Helga Pataki (Hey Arnold!)
  287. Chief Jerry Reilly (Rescue Me)
  288. Dr. Christopher Turk (Scrubs)
  289. Jaye Tyler (Wonderfalls)
  290. Louie De Palma (Taxi)
  291. Tobias Beecher (Oz)
  292. Judge Harold T. Stone (Night Court)
  293. Roseanne Conner (Roseanne)
  294. Ephram Brown (Everwood)
  295. Chuck Bartowski (Chuck)
  296. Sam Spleen (Lead Balloon)
  297. Axl Heck (The Middle)
  298. Spike (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  299. Turtle (Entourage)
  300. Hank Schrader (Breaking Bad)
  301. Bob Gossage (Bob and Rose)
Author Comments: 

Comments welcome.

Idea based on the 'favourite sitcom character' list by AndyGibb!

right, this is a great list and one i WILL have to clone. after giving lots of thought. thing is i go through phases of liking characters, so picking ultimate top 50 will be tough. i think a fair few from green wing will make it, possibly top 5 material.

as for this list, nice choices. i agreee that niles is brilliant. Norm peterson, nice entry, he rules. you must like him, considering you. haven't been watching cheers that long. i expected more simpsons , but i like your chocies. great choices and great list.

Thanks very much, I really look forward to seeing your clone!

Yeah, he's a great character and I had to have him up high despite having seen relatively little Cheers. Same goes for Jim from Taxi - I first saw the show less than a month ago, but he's such a brilliant character I had to include him. More Simpsons, eh? Well, yes, I see what you mean, there are a few that come very close, but I wanted to have as much variety as I could. I agree that there are hundreds of excellent Simpsons characters, though. And hey, 7 from The Simpsons is a fair few!

Oh, and FYI, I'm almost done with the BNL GH disc - a "Rating the tracks" list is to come, but suffice to say I'm lovin' it. :-)

Nice list, man, even if I disagree a bit. ;-)

I will definitely have to clone this one, as well...though I should be replying to your e-mail, shouldn't I? :-D

Haha, well don't worry about that too much - Listology is much more interesting than reading my ramblings! :-D

Thanks for the comment. :-)

Great list, Wezzo!

It was great to see Jim come up! Iggy rules!

And nice to see Norm and Frasier and everyone's high time I added that disclaimer about my list ideas being stolen from you...

Thanks for the comment. I thought you might agree on those. :-D

RUSTY! Rusty Shackleford! haha

nice update. to be honest theres many characters i don't know but i'm sure are great. some i agree with Niles, Homer, Cox, Flanders, Dale, and list goes on.

however, i know you're not the biggest south park fan, but if only seen few episodes, you have to realise the genius of Cartman!! that low on the list!??

great list though

I know, it does seem low for Cartman... I can't really explain why he's so low.. maybe it's because I like characters that are more three-dimensional.. but I imagine he'll get higher as I see more, don't worry!


I'm thinkin' this list needs some Spike. ;-)

You're right, not to mention Willow, Giles and Xander.. I haven't got round to considering Buffy characters yet but they'll be here soon, for sure :D

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