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What character always made you laugh but wasn't the feature character in their show?

 

I'll start with Clark from The Office.  I don't know why really but I found everything he did funny.  "Women peak sexually at whatever age Jan was last week" was probably his best line.

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Hank Kimball on Green Acres. Consistently. 

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Inspector Luger on Barney Miller

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Butters on South Park.

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Frank Costanza......FESTIVUS for the rest of us!

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  Col Flagg on MASH.  Lionel Jefferson on All in the Family.  Gomer Pyle when he was on The Andy Griffith Show.  J Peterman on Seinfeld.  Lionel Hutz on The Simpson's.  

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Bailey from WKRP in Cincinnati

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Joe Buck doing quarantine calls. Kind of reminds me of Conan O'Brien during the writers strike years back.

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1 hour ago, Niagara Bill said:

Frank Costanza......FESTIVUS for the rest of us!

 

Every scene he ever had on that show is pretty much pure gold.

 

”I saw a provocative movie on cable last night. It was called “The Net”, with that girl from the bus.”

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3 hours ago, dhg said:

Inspector Luger on Barney Miller

   Actually quite impressive as James Gregory was known for more serious roles such as playing a lawyer on Bonanza who knew Abe Lincoln.  

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2 hours ago, Niagara Bill said:

Frank Costanza......FESTIVUS for the rest of us!


this is a great answer. That said, there are so many on Seinfeld that fit within the category of “underrated.”  Eg, Newman, Jackie Childs. 

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2 hours ago, Niagara Bill said:

Frank Costanza......FESTIVUS for the rest of us!


+ Estelle;  best TV couple ever.

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Simka Dahblitz-Gravas (Carol Kane) .... Latka's wife on "Taxi."

 

Al on "Happy Days."

 

Aunt Esther on "Sanford and Son."

 

 

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29 minutes ago, Gugny said:

Simka Dahblitz-Gravas (Carol Kane) .... Latka's wife on "Taxi."

 

Al on "Happy Days."

 

Aunt Esther on "Sanford and Son."

 

 

 

Don’t forget Grady too!

 

And I always thought it was pretty damned fantastic that Al reprised the character for perhaps one of the greatest music videos of all time...

 

 

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5 hours ago, dhg said:

Inspector Luger on Barney Miller

 

 

We need someone like him to talk to pitchfork and torch fans - it would not solve problem but maybe some will be arrested and others think twice.

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