I Love Lucy, and Darlene, and Natalie, and Nellie, and Joan, etc., etc.

In case you didn’t know, I LOVE T.V. Here are some characters that have entertained me through the years.

Lucy, she was always coming up with those harebrained ideas and getting into trouble.
Lucille Ball was a comic genius.

Dr. Gregory House. He’s sarcastic, witty and smarter than everyone in the room.
I’m going to miss him when the season ends.

Spike from Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Who doesn’t love a bad boy? And one with an accent?

The Trio from Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Warren, Andrew and Jonathan were the funniest,
nerdiest villains to terrorize Sunnydale.

Pat MacDougall (Amy’s Mom), as played by Georgia Engel on Everybody Loves Raymond.
Soft spoken Pat stole every scene she was in.

Darlene from Roseanne. Sarcastic and mouthy – but never bratty,
Darlene was my favorite of the Conner kids.

Joan Harris (née Holloway) from Mad Men. Joan is the voice of reason in the crazy world of
Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce. And she can rock a pen necklace like nobody’s business.

Stewie Gilligan Griffin from Family Guy. Funniest diabolical baby ever.

Bill McNeal from NewsRadio. Bill was a hilarious self-centered and pompous
doofus played by the late, great Phil Hartman.

Everyone knows I love Fat Betty (blam ba blam), so it should come as no surprise that I adore Fat Monica
from Friends. Fat Monica was so innocent, cheery and enthusiastic – and always a treat to watch.

Sue Sylvester from Glee. Though the writers have her go off the rails sometimes, I still love her.

Constance from American Horror Story. She is so very, very awful. But I loved it. Jessica Lange did a wonderful job portraying her – making her both nasty and sympathetic.

Natalie Green from Facts of Life. My favorite of the Eastland girls. Upbeat Natalie was always ready with a wisecrack. Too bad Natalie’s spinoff never came to be.

Dennis Finch from Just Shoot Me. Such a sarcastic little schemer. LOVED him.

Dewey from Malcolm in the Middle. Dewey was often lost in the shuffle. Because of this he had these weird little adventures that none of the family ever knew about. Some Dewey highlights for me were the episode with his pet fly Tony, and his dance with babysitter Bea Arthur.

Lafayette Reynolds from True Blood. Another scene stealer. He’s a gay, short-order cooking, drug dealing, road crewing, make-up wearing, butt kicking, fine black man. And I haven’t watched the last season yet, so who knows what else he’s been up to.

Nellie Olson from Little House on the Prairie. Nasty Nellie – Alison Arngrim made her so fun to watch!

Hiro Nakamura from Heroes. It was nice to see someone actually enthused about their super powers.

Veronica Mars. Whip smart, cute and funny. I miss Veronica and her sleuthing.

Wonder Woman, as played by Lynda Carter. Beautiful, strong and a great role model. WHERE IS HER MOVIE??!!

So who are your favorite television characters? Let me know in comments!


23 thoughts on “I Love Lucy, and Darlene, and Natalie, and Nellie, and Joan, etc., etc.”

  1. Holy crap girl, I’ve never even seen most of those shows. However I too liked Wonder Woman, hated Nelly. I’ve never even seen Buffy and I love Spike. Seriously, le sigh.

    I alwasy loved Kramer from Seinfeld, Jessica Fletcher from Murder She Wrote, Magnum PI (oh being an impressionable young girl), I like Sue when she’s snarky too. Hmmm. I’ll have to think who else.

  2. Roger Sterling: Mad Men. LOVE him! He is such an ass, but that is half of his charm.
    Pamela Swynford De Beaufort: True Blood. Now she is snarky.
    Donna Noble: Doctor Who. Funny, capable, bitchy and oh so tragic.
    Toph Beifong: Avatar The Last Airbender. The Avatar’s answer to the honey badger.
    Londo Mollari: Babylon 5. Scheming, noble, driven and complex. A great character and story.

    1. Love Roger. Except for his Asian outburst. And maybe his cheating (unless it’s with Joan – who could blame him).
      Pamela is great, too. I don’t know the rest.

  3. Joan Harris is on the top of my list too! I love Spike and would add Xander to that list. Karen from Will & Grace was amazing…..I know there are more…but that’s all that popped into my noggin now

    1. Melissa McCarthy is the best. I loved her as Dena in Samantha Who? I was watching Mike and Molly for awhile but then stopped for some reason. It wasn’t her, though.

  4. I’m not sure if I should be happy or disappointed about this post. Either way, I’m gonna go have a sundae.

      1. Oh…I bet it’s a list of characters you hate. Or maybe not. Either way, I’m going to go drink a bottle of blue cheese dressing.

  5. I’ve not seen most of the shows you listed. Who do I like?

    Endora from Bewitched.
    Rose from The Golden Girls
    Donna Noble from Doctor Who
    The Doctor from Star Trek:Voyager
    Emmett from Queer As Folk
    Ianto from Torchwood
    President Roslyn from BSG
    CJ Cregg from The West Wing

    That’s just a few off the top of my head.


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