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After 10 weeks of voting on 20th-century characters. Listed below are all the characters that qualify into the next stage Best Characters of the 20th Century. To qualify, each character must have landed in the top 20 of each decade – we started voting on our favourite top 20, and that’s how we will continue. I have listed them in alphabetical order by the show and not the character in hope of making it easier to look through before you place your vote.

There are 133 characters in this mission, can you get them down to just 20?

Chhhanges….
• No restrictions, any character from any show, so if you want to throw all your votes towards your favourite show, then go for it.
• Unlike the previous round, you have one week to vote for your top 20. It should be much easier because the characters are already here.


Two ways to vote this time.
1. Post your top 20 favourite characters in this thread.
2. Send me your top 20 favourite characters by PM to give the result of that little bit of TV mystery. When the results have been posted, you can post your list here to let the others know who you voted on.




Choose your top 20 characters from the qualifying list below.



Sandra Clark – 227
Patsy Stone - ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS
Morticia Addams – THE ADDAMS FAMILY
Champion - THE ADVENTURES OF CHAMPION
Superman/Clark Kent - THE ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN
Alf – ALF
Mary Maloney - ALFRED HITCHCOCK PRESENTS
Archie Bunker – ALL IN THE FAMILY
Barney Fife - THE ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW
Nancy Hughes - AS THE WORLD TURNS
Emma Peel – THE AVENGERS
Batman/Bruce Wayne – BATMAN
Betty Boop - BETTY BOOP
Brenda Walsh – BEVERLY HILLS 90210
Samantha Stephens – BEWITCHED
Kerr Avon – BLAKE’S 7
Bob Hartley - THE BOB NEWHART SHOW
Stephanie Forrester – THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL
Sheila Grant – BROOKSIDE
Buffy Summers - BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER
Mary Beth Lacey – CAGNEY & LACEY
Carrie Fairchild - CENTRAL PARK WEST
Norm – CHEERS
Lt. Frank Ballinger - CHICAGO POLICE, M SQUAD
The Cisco Kid - THE CISCO KID
Sable Colby – THE COLBYS
Columbo – COLUMBO
Annie Walker – CORONATION STREET
Hilda Ogden – CORONATION STREET
Maryann Thorpe - CYBILL
J.R. Ewing – DALLAS
Katherine Wentworth – DALLAS
Pam Ewing – DALLAS
Sue Ellen Ewing – DALLAS
Davy Crockett - DAVY CROCKETT
Mark Sloan DIAGNOSIS MURDER
Dolly Bellfield – DINNERLADIES
The Doctor – DOCTOR WHO
Sgt. Joe Friday – DRAGNET
Alexis Colby – DYNASTY
Fallon Carrington – DYNASTY
Angela Channing – FALCON CREST
Lance Cumson - FALCON CREST
Lydia Grant – FAME
Stewie Griffin - FAMILY GUY
Alex Keaton - FAMILY TIES
Basil Fawlty – FAWLTY TOWERS
Felix the Cat - FELIX THE CAT
Fred Flintstone – THE FLINTSTONES
Niles Crane – FRASIER
Maxwell Smart – GET SMART
Dorothy Zbornak - GOLDEN GIRLS
Margo Leadbetter – THE GOOD LIFE
Bertha "Bert" Bauer THE GUIDING LIGHT
Matt Dillon GUNSMOKE
Arthur Fonzarelli – HAPPY DAYS
Steve McGarrett – HAWAII 5-0
Capt. Frank Furrillo = HILL STREET BLUES
Ralph Kramden - THE HONEYMOONERS
Francis Urquhart - HOUSE OF CARDS
Yogi Bear - THE HUCKLEBERRY HOUND SHOW
Jeannie – I DREAM OF JEANNIE
Lucy Ricardo - I LOVE LUCY
David Banner – THE INCREDIBLE HULK
Chief Robert T Ironside – IRONSIDE
George Jetson – THE JETSONS
Hyacinth Bucket – KEEPING UP APPEARNCES
Abby Cunningham – KNOTS LANDING
Claudia Whittaker – KNOTS LANDING
Karen Fairgate – KNOTS LANDING
Richard Avery – KNOTS LANDING
Val Ewing – KNOTS LANDING
Lassie - LASSIE
Laverne DeFazio – LAVERNE & SHIRLEY
Theodore 'Beaver' Cleaver - LEAVE IT TO BEAVER
Terry Collier – THE LIKELY LADS
Harriet Oleson - LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE
The Lone Ranger - THE LONE RANGER
Bugs Bunny - LOONEY TUNES
Daffy Duck - LOONEY TUNES
Lucille Carmichael - THE LUCY SHOW
Mildred Roper – MAN ABOUT THE HOUSE
Dr. Marcus Welby - MARCUS WELBY, M.D.
Peg Bundy - MARRIED ... WITH CHILDREN
Mary Richards - MARY TYLER MOORE SHOW
Amanda Woodward - MELROSE PLACE
Kimberly Shaw- MELROSE PLACE
Hilary Michaels – MODELS INC
Herman Munster – THE MUNSTERS
Miss Piggy – THE MUPPETS
Jessica Fletcher – MURDER SHE WROTE
Fran Fine – THE NANNY
Icky – ONE SUMMER
Perry Mason - PERRY MASON
Sgt. Bilko - THE PHIL SILVERS SHOW
Pink Panther – THE PINK PANTHER SHOW
Pippi Longstocking – PIPPI LONGSTOCKING
DCI Jane Tennison – PRIME SUSPECT
Stuart Alan Jones – QUEER AS FOLK
Quick Draw McGraw - THE QUICK DRAW McGRAW SHOW
Stephanie Harper – RETURN TO EDEN
Jim Rockford – THE ROCKFORD FILES
Simon Templar – THE SAINT
Homer Simpson – THE SIMPSONS
Jessica Tate – SOAP
Patricia Hamilton – SONS AND DAUGHTERS
Sweep – THE SOOTY AND SWEEP SHOW
Eric Cartman – SOUTHPARK
Dr. Helena Russell – SPACE: 1999
Captain James T Kirk – STAR TREK
Spock – STAR TREK
Kathryn Janeway – STAR TREK: VOYAGER
Mike Stone – THE STREETS OF SAN FRANCISCO
Dr Beatrice Mason – TENKO
George Smiley – TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY
Jerry - TOM AND JERRY
Tom - TOM AND JERRY
Top Cat – TOP CAT
Rosie O'Neill – THE TRIALS OF ROSIE O’NEILL
Dale Cooper – TWIN PEAKS
Eliot Ness - THE UNTOUCHABLES
Lurcio – UP POMPEII!
Diana ‘V’
Penelope Pitstop – WACKY RACES
Diana Trent – WAITING FOR GOD
John Boy – THE WALTONS
Josh Randall - WANTED DEAD OR ALIVE
Karen Walker – WILL & GRACE
Diana Prince/Wonder Woman – WONDER WOMAN
Woody Woodpecker - WOODY WOODPECKER
Dana Scully – THE X FILES
Sheila Carter – THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS
Don Diego/Zorro - ZORRO




Last day for voting
Saturday 26th June
 

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Well this has been tough, but here we go:

Lots of my favourites didn't make the final list, and some shows have characters I don't want to vote for! (like Lacey but not Cagney...)
Oh well, it focuses the mind. What a dinner party this guest list would make...

1. ABBY - Knots Landing
2. VAL - Knots Landing
3. KAREN - Knots Landing
4. ANGELA - Falcon Crest
5. PATRICIA - Sons & Daughters
6. PATSY STONE - Ab Fab
7. J R - Dallas
8. SUE ELLEN - Dallas
9. COLUMBO - Columbo
10. RICHARD - Knots Landing
11. PAM - Dallas
12. NORM - Cheers
13. NILES - Frasier
14. BASIL - Fawlty Towers
15. MARGO - The Good Life
16. LANCE - Falcon Crest
17. SHEILA GRANT - Brookside
18. ALEXIS - Dynasty
19. JANE TENNISON - Prime Suspect
20. LYDIA GRANT - Fame
 

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To make things a bit more interesting/tricky for myself, I've excluded all the prime time US '80s soap characters cos I feel like I've voted them to death in the past, which means there's a few in there I never would have predicted!

1. Sheila Grant – BROOKSIDE
2. Icky – ONE SUMMER
3. The Doctor – DOCTOR WHO
4. Dana Scully – THE X FILES
5. Annie Walker – CORONATION STREET
6. DCI Jane Tennison – PRIME SUSPECT
7. Hilda Ogden – CORONATION STREET
8. Patricia Hamilton – SONS AND DAUGHTERS
9. Mary Beth Lacey – CAGNEY & LACEY
10. Dale Cooper – TWIN PEAKS
11. Columbo – COLUMBO
12. John Boy – THE WALTONS
13. Stuart Alan Jones – QUEER AS FOLK
14. Amanda Woodward - MELROSE PLACE
15. Daffy Duck - LOONEY TUNES
16. Norm – CHEERS
17. Mildred Roper – MAN ABOUT THE HOUSE
18. Batman/Bruce Wayne – BATMAN
19. Terry Collier – THE LIKELY LADS
20. Buffy Summers - BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER
 

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To make things a bit more interesting/tricky for myself, I've excluded all the prime time US '80s soap characters cos I feel like I've voted them to death in the past

Oh no, how could you leave poor Val and Abby out in the rain? At least Pat the rat is in!
 
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1. Alf – ALF
2. Batman/Bruce Wayne – BATMAN
3. J.R. Ewing – DALLAS
4. Katherine Wentworth – DALLAS
5. Pam Ewing – DALLAS
6. Sue Ellen Ewing – DALLAS
7. Angela Channing – FALCON CREST
8. Lance Cumson - FALCON CREST
9. Francis Urquhart - HOUSE OF CARDS
10. Abby Cunningham – KNOTS LANDING
11. Karen Fairgate – KNOTS LANDING
12. Val Ewing – KNOTS LANDING
Harriet Oleson - LITTLE HOUSE ON 13. THE PRAIRIE
14. Bugs Bunny - LOONEY TUNES
15. Peg Bundy - MARRIED ... WITH CHILDREN
16. Miss Piggy – THE MUPPETS
17. Jessica Fletcher – MURDER SHE WROTE
18. Pippi Longstocking – PIPPI LONGSTOCKING
19. Homer Simpson – THE SIMPSONS
20. Jerry - TOM AND JERRY
 

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You might want to mention how hard, or easy you found this round.
Too many characters I've never seen, and there are a few familiar characters that I simply don't like at all. Therefore, the famous soap characters is the only option for me this round. But that's still an interesting challenge.
Sandra Clark – 227
I find this very intriguing. Afaik, "227" has never-ever been mentioned on this forum at all - not even on soapchat - and it's not the odd vote that surprises me but the fact that five forum members had voted for this character. It's just so...out of the blue!

1. Patricia Hamilton - SONS AND DAUGHTERS
2. Harriet Oleson - LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE
3. Sable Colby - THE COLBYS
4. Val Ewing - KNOTS LANDING
5. Fallon Carrington - DYNASTY
6. Alexis Colby - DYNASTY
7. JR Ewing - DALLAS
8. Richard Avery - KNOTS LANDING
9. Diana - V
10. Lance Cumson - FALCON CREST
11. Angela Channing - FALCON CREST
12. Abby Cunningham - KNOTS LANDING
13. Sue Ellen Ewing - DALLAS
14. Mary Beth Lacey - CAGNEY & LACEY
15. Dale Cooper - TWIN PEAKS
16. Dorothy Zbornak - GOLDEN GIRLS
17. Karen Fairgate - KNOTS LANDING
18. Jessica Fletcher - MURDER SHE WROTE
19. John Boy - THE WALTONS
20. Karen Walker - WILL & GRACE
 

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My top 20

Kudos @Ome for preparing the candidates list, how long did that take you???

  1. Pam Ewing – DALLAS
  2. Mary Maloney - ALFRED HITCHCOCK PRESENTS - go BBG go - with that leg of lamb!
  3. J.R. Ewing – DALLAS
  4. Basil Fawlty – FAWLTY TOWERS
  5. Sue Ellen Ewing – DALLAS
  6. Katherine Wentworth – DALLAS
  7. Dr Beatrice Mason – TENKO
  8. George Smiley – TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY
  9. DCI Jane Tennison – PRIME SUSPECT
  10. Annie Walker – CORONATION STREET
  11. Hilda Ogden – CORONATION STREET
  12. Jim Rockford – THE ROCKFORD FILES
  13. Columbo – COLUMBO
  14. Mike Stone – THE STREETS OF SAN FRANCISCO
  15. Perry Mason - PERRY MASON
  16. Capt. Frank Furrillo = HILL STREET BLUES
  17. John Boy – THE WALTONS
  18. David Banner – THE INCREDIBLE HULK
  19. Chief Robert T Ironside – IRONSIDE
  20. Harriet Oleson - LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE


 

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1. Archie Bunker-All In The Family
2. David Banner- The Incredible Hulk
3. J.R. Ewing- Dallas
4. Fallon Carrington- Dynasty
5. Ralph Kramden- The Honeymooners
6. Samantha Stephens- Bewitched
7. Mary Richards- Mary Tyler Moore
8. Arthur Fonzarelli- Happy Days
9. Dorothy Zbornak- The Golden Girls
10. Pamela Ewing- Dallas
11. Alexis Colby- Dynasty
12. Alex P. Keaton- Family Ties
13. Diana Prince/Wonder Woman- Wonder Woman
14. Bruce Wayne/Batman- Batman
15. Katherine Wentworth- Dallas
16. Abby Cunningham- Knots Landing
17. Jeanie- I Dream Of Jeanie
18. Sheila Carter- The Young And The Restless
19. Sandra Clark- 227
20. Bob Hartley- The Bob Newhart Show
 

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  1. Columbo - COLUMBO
  2. Angela Channing - FALCON CREST
  3. JR Ewing - DALLAS
  4. Sgt Bilko - THE PHIL SILVERS SHOW
  5. Jessica Fletcher - MURDER SHE WROTE
  6. Batman - BATMAN
  7. Richard Avery - KNOTS LANDING
  8. Harriet Olesen = LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRARIE
  9. Top Cat - TOP CAT
  10. Sheila Grant - BROOKSIDE
  11. Lucy Ricardo - I LOVE LUCY
  12. Arthur Fonzarelli - HAPPY DAYS
  13. Lydia Grant - FAME
  14. Herman Munster - THE MUSTERS
  15. Emma Peel - The Avengers
  16. Francis Urquart - HOUSE OF CARDS
  17. David Banner - THE INCREDIBLE HULK
  18. Mildred Roper - MAN ABOUT THE HOUSE
  19. Mary-Beth Lacy - CAGNEY AND LACEY
  20. Niles Crane - FRAISER
You might want to mention how hard, or easy you found this round.
I found doing my top 5 very straightforward, the next 10 -15 was easy choosing the characters but ordering them took a bit more careful consideration. Deciding on rest in my list was a bit more of a challenge, however, I'm sure it was a lot easier than it was for you to compile that epic list for us to choose from.
 

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My man, Martin Goodman of Friday Night Dinner, didn't qualify? What an outrage. I will sneak him into my vote anyway. No one will notice.
 

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Thank you @Ome for the huge amount of time you have spent doing this. It’s a hurculean effort to do this for us. Thank you

I found this much easier with the names just being there listed, ready to go and in alphabetical order of show. Thanks, even that would’ve taken so much time for you.

So, with I think someone from each decade being represented here…

1. Stephanie Harper Return to Eden
2. Pam Ewing Dallas
3. Patricia Hamilton Sons and Daughters
4. Sue Ellen Ewing Dallas
5. Hilda Ogden Coronation St
6. Annie Walker Coronation St
7. Katherine Wentworth Dallas
8. Dorothy Zbornak Golden Girls
9. Miss Piggy The Muppets
10. Sable Colby The Colbys
11. Alexis Colby Dynasty
12. Fran Fine The Nanny
13. Fallon Carrington Dynasty
14. Lucy Ricardo I Love Lucy
15. Margo Leadbeater The Good Life
16. Diana Trent Waiting for God
17. Jessica Tate Soap
18. Samantha Stephens Bewitched
19. Sweep Sooty and Sweep
20. Lance Cumson Falcon Crest

#19 and 20 are the only males on my list. And I didn’t really ever watch Falcon Crest ;-)
 
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Lots of my favourites didn't make the final list
That should make it easier for you. There are so many characters in this that I could easily drop in my top 3.

how long did that take you???
It didn't take too long, but then I changed the goal. Originally, I was going to go for the top 15 of each decade; then, I started to think about how we have been doing 20 this and 20, so I added the remaining 5 to each decade.

It's quite a task to take on, but trust me when I say that I'm enjoying everything about it. It's refreshing to look at all TV characters as opposed to our usual 'Soap' characters.

My man, Martin Goodman of Friday Night Dinner, didn't qualify
He's a 21st Century character...
 

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01. Alexis Colby – DYNASTY
02. Lance Cumson - FALCON CREST
03. Angela Channing – FALCON CREST
04. Abby Cunningham – KNOTS LANDING
05. Sable Colby – THE COLBYS
06. Dorothy Zbornak - GOLDEN GIRLS
07. Fallon Carrington – DYNASTY
08. Pam Ewing – DALLAS
09. Amanda Woodward - MELROSE PLACE
10. Sue Ellen Ewing – DALLAS
11. Mary Beth Lacey – CAGNEY & LACEY
12. J.R. Ewing – DALLAS
13. Fran Fine – THE NANNY
14. Maryann Thorpe - CYBILL
15. Sheila Carter – THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS
16. Stephanie Forrester – THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL
17. Kimberly Shaw- MELROSE PLACE
18. Mary Richards - MARY TYLER MOORE SHOW
19. Jessica Fletcher – MURDER SHE WROTE
20. Karen Walker – WILL & GRACE
 

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1. Jessica Tate – SOAP
2. The Doctor – DOCTOR WHO
3. Margo Leadbetter – THE GOOD LIFE
4. Fran Fine – THE NANNY
5. Abby Cunningham – KNOTS LANDING
6. Dorothy Zbornak - GOLDEN GIRLS
7. Angela Channing – FALCON CREST
8. Maryann Thorpe - CYBILL
9. Sable Colby – THE COLBYS
10. Lucy Ricardo - I LOVE LUCY
11. Karen Walker – WILL & GRACE
12. Basil Fawlty – FAWLTY TOWERS
13. Samantha Stephens – BEWITCHED
14. Peg Bundy - MARRIED ... WITH CHILDREN
15. Diana Trent – WAITING FOR GOD
16. Karen Fairgate – KNOTS LANDING
17. Lance Cumson - FALCON CREST
18. Hyacinth Bucket – KEEPING UP APPEARNCES
19. Eric Cartman – SOUTHPARK
20. Sheila Carter – THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS
 

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Pam Ewing – DALLAS
Val Ewing – KNOTS LANDING
J.R. Ewing – DALLAS
Sue Ellen Ewing – DALLAS
Buffy Summers - BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER
Alexis Colby – DYNASTY
Abby Cunningham – KNOTS LANDING
Pippi Longstocking – PIPPI LONGSTOCKING
Brenda Walsh – BEVERLY HILLS 90210
Fallon Carrington – DYNASTY
Karen Fairgate – KNOTS LANDING
Harriet Oleson - LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE
Jeannie – I DREAM OF JEANNIE
Lydia Grant – FAME
Katherine Wentworth – DALLAS
Samantha Stephens – BEWITCHED
Sable Colby – THE COLBYS
Lance Cumson - FALCON CREST
Angela Channing – FALCON CREST
Richard Avery – KNOTS LANDING
 

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Voilà my list:
1 - Miss Piggy (The Muppet Show) (Quel surprise....!)
2 - Pamela Ewing (Dallas)
3 - Bender Bending Rodríguez (Futurama)
4 - Katherine Wentworth (Dallas)
5 - Karen Fairgate (Knots Landing)
6 - Fallon Carrington (Dynasty)
7 - Angela Channing (Falcon Crest)
8- Melissa Agretti (Falcon Crest)
9- Kelly Garrett (Charlie´s Angels)
10 - Mildred Roper (Man About the House)
11 - Dr. Helena Russell (Space: 1999)
12 - Jessica Tate (Soap)
13 - Blanche Devereaux (The Golden Girls)
14 - Doris Schwartz (Fame)
15 - Eric Cartman (South Park)
16 - Abby Cunningham (Knots Landing)
17 - Penelope Pitstop (Wacky Races)
18 - Miss Ellie Ewing (Dallas)
19 - Sue Ellen Ewing (Dallas)
20 - Patsy Stone (AbFab)
 

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