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Old April 5 2014, 09:11 PM   #16
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Re: Best TV Character Ever Poll on The Takeaway

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Hawkeye's second-finest moment (I can't find the clip where he calls out a gorgeous woman he's chasing for racism against the Koreans):
One of Hawkeye's not so fine moments:
From The Consultant (sorry I couldn't find a clip)

Borelli: I didnít drink at all in World War I.
Hawkeye: Was liquor invented then?
Borelli: In the second war, I never drank until I was through working.
Hawkeye: One for the road, Doc? Or two, or three? Maybe youíd like to take a few home in a doggie bag.
Borelli: Please donít confuse my explanation for an apology. The place got to me. I wanted to get into the game, but Iíd forgotten how rough the game can be.
Hawkeye: Uh-huh.
Borelli: Didnít you ever have that problem?
Hawkeye: Not to your degree.
Borelli (points at the still): Whatís that youíre leaning on, a bubble gum machine? You have a great many gifts, Doctor, itís a pity you canít number compassion among them. Iím suffering from the three sure signs of age: a bit of a spread, gray hair, feet of clay. I wish you better luck on your third war.

It's actually good though that he was shown in AHOLE mode, at least possible in this stage of the series, as it gave a more nuanced examination of his character compared with what became the boiler plate presentation towards the end.
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Old April 5 2014, 09:42 PM   #17
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Re: Best TV Character Ever Poll on The Takeaway

At some point, Hawkeye stopped being Hawkeye and became Alan Alda.
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Old April 5 2014, 10:05 PM   #18
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Re: Best TV Character Ever Poll on The Takeaway

Hasn't he had a few appearances in all of these intervening years where that public persona hasn't been quite so upfront?
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Old April 8 2014, 03:35 AM   #19
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We should do our own best character game in the TV and Media section. Perhaps with Trek characters excluded because we're biased.

Something where everybody gets to nominate one character per day to some large power of two then we run our own bracket.
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Old April 8 2014, 03:39 AM   #20
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Re: Best TV Character Ever Poll on The Takeaway

Well what are you waiting for?!
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Old April 8 2014, 05:43 PM   #21
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Re: Best TV Character Ever Poll on The Takeaway

HILL STREET'S Howard Hunter all the way. Yet no mention of him until Page Two. Judas Priest!!!
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Old April 9 2014, 02:32 AM   #22
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Spock's the much better choice from Star Trek
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Old April 9 2014, 02:47 AM   #23
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Ok, here is my list:

Archie Bunker
Cosmo Kramer
Spock
J. R. Ewing
Walter White
Tony Soprano
Frank Pembleton
Vic Mackey
Homer Simpson

Oh, Howard Hunter was a great character, he was Hill Street's version of Frank Burns for the first few seasons, but gained some depth as the show went on.
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Old April 9 2014, 09:33 PM   #24
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I think one can make a good argument that Lucy Ricardo was kinda influential.
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