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Old April 4 2014, 02:04 AM   #1
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Best TV Character Ever Poll on The Takeaway

They've been running a "tournament" to choose the best TV character ever on The Takeaway on NPR, and today's choices in the bracket are Hawkeye Pierce, Mary Richards, and Data. Please go vote for Data! I am.
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Old April 4 2014, 02:07 AM   #2
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Re: Best TV Character Ever Poll on The Takeaway

Hawkeye Pierce.
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Old April 4 2014, 02:13 AM   #3
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Re: Best TV Character Ever Poll on The Takeaway

I loved Hawkeye, but I love Data more. (And impressed that he's still on the board!)
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Old April 4 2014, 04:32 AM   #4
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I would have expected Spock before Data in a poll like this. But Data is definitely one of the best characters ever, and possibly the most memorable to me personally because I grew up with him.

Though I might have gone with Dale Cooper.
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Old April 4 2014, 05:40 AM   #5
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Loved Special Agent Cooper. His show was confusing as hell and I never knew what to make of the ending, but I loved him.
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Old April 4 2014, 05:42 AM   #6
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Voted for Data, didn't mind Hawkeye... but sometimes he really got on my nerves .
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Old April 4 2014, 06:02 AM   #7
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Re: Best TV Character Ever Poll on The Takeaway

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):

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Old April 4 2014, 07:26 PM   #8
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Data? Really? I liked the character but didn't think he was a breakout character.
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Old April 4 2014, 07:33 PM   #9
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Their field of entries sucked, so I won't bother to vote. Data but no Spock? Please.
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Old April 4 2014, 07:34 PM   #10
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Londo Mollari
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Old April 4 2014, 07:44 PM   #11
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In all honesty, I had to vote for Mary Richards. She had more of an influence on changes in the nature of American television than Hawkeye and Data.
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Old April 4 2014, 08:05 PM   #12
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No Spock, eh? How sad.
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Old April 4 2014, 09:04 PM   #13
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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):
Thanks for the share. I had forgotten how good Alda could be. Because I pretty much watched MASH from beginning to end in as it ran through the years, I tend to remember more the 'preachy' Hawkeye that he became later on, and not the great character he had been over the run.
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Old April 5 2014, 03:56 PM   #14
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If I were to make my own list of best TV characters it'd include both Spock and Data.

My top ten would round out with:
Dale Cooper
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Old April 5 2014, 05:49 PM   #15
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Re: Best TV Character Ever Poll on The Takeaway

Nice to see all the Agent Cooper love. Obviously, he would top my list. Data and Hawkeye would both be on there as well. I'd probably also throw in Wesley Wyndham-Price from Angel.
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