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I'm just here to toss a vote in for Kip/Buffy Wilson played impeccably by Tom Hanks.

 

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Shoutout to Jake Peralta (only one mention!?) and Raymond Holt (no mentions?!). Rest of my list would just be regurgitated.
 

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Good taste! Peralta/Samberg makes the show run but in terms of overall character, can't beat Holt. Really all the characters are pretty good.
 

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Shout-out to Veronica Palmer from the unfortunately short lived Better Off Ted.
That was such a good show.

Powerless was pretty good too, and was short-lived. But maybe I'm biased because of how much I liked Alan Tudyk and Danny Pudi.
 
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I'll stretch this category a bit because Larry, Moe & Curly have to be part of this conversation. Yeah, I know it wasn't TV, it wasn't a situation and they weren't consistent characters but they'll still be funny 100 years from now.
 

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I was waiting for someone slightly older than me to mention the single best character of all time.
Dude, being a kid in the mid-1980s, sitcoms were a whole different landscape than today. You had a lot of laugh tracks and forced laughs from "a live studio audience" and nobody could take any risks with the humor. There were four or five networks, that's it.

Then, out of this world where real humor was practically impossible, they let Robin Williams improv on cocaine under the pretense that he is an alien.

I have no idea how well the episodes hold up today, but at the time there was nothing even close for humor.
 

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Dude, being a kid in the mid-1980s, sitcoms were a whole different landscape than today. You had a lot of laugh tracks and forced laughs from "a live studio audience" and nobody could take any risks with the humor. There were four or five networks, that's it.

Then, out of this world where real humor was practically impossible, they let Robin Williams improv on cocaine under the pretense that he is an alien.

I have no idea how well the episodes hold up today, but at the time there was nothing even close for humor.
I was born in 83, so while not old enough to have a lot of memories of it, most of it was still in syndication in the late 80s and I watched plenty.

But no one here mentioning Thelma Harper? Disappointed.
 

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Dude, being a kid in the mid-1980s, sitcoms were a whole different landscape than today. You had a lot of laugh tracks and forced laughs from "a live studio audience" and nobody could take any risks with the humor. There were four or five networks, that's it.

Then, out of this world where real humor was practically impossible, they let Robin Williams improv on cocaine under the pretense that he is an alien.

I have no idea how well the episodes hold up today, but at the time there was nothing even close for humor.
Honestly, Robin Williams was one of the few Coke addicts that it was hard to tell he actually quit.
 

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Michael Scott
Archie Bunker
Ron Swanson
Lucy Ricardo
Frank Costanza
Larry David
Rose Nylund
Bill McNeal
 

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