Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Top Ten Sitcom Supporting Actors

Local news is scarce these days while we wait for the government to buy out every house in the floodplain, so the newspaper here printed the local trivia expert's list of top 10 sitcom characters. Well, I dint agree with his choices, because mine are just plain better. There are lots of very good ones, but I picked the ones I thought just stole the show. If you've never seen the Kingfish, you have missed seeing a genius at work.


  1. The Kingfish (Amos ‘n’ Andy) played by Tim Moore
  2. Eddie Haskell (Leave it to Beaver) played by Ken Osmond
  3. Ed Norton (The Honeymooners) played by Art Carney
  4. Maynard G. Krebs (The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis), played by Bob Denver
  5. Barney Phyfe (The Andy Griffith Show), played by Don Knotts
  6. Alice Kramden (The Honeymooners) played by Audrey Meadows
  7. Ricky Ricardo (I Love Lucy), played by Desi Arnaz
  8. Mr. Haney (Green Acres) played by Pat Buttram
  9. Lurch (The Addams Family), played by Ted Cassidy
  10. Zelda Gilroy (The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis) played by Sheila James

*I picked from U.S. programs only. Excluded are title characters such as Lucy or Gilligan; top-billed characters such as Al Bundy (of Married with Children); mass-media marketing darlings such as “The Fonz” or “A.J”; and characters who later got their own sitcoms, such as Maude or Rhoda.

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