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Your favorite oddball character on sitcoms?

Asked by AshlynM (10677points) July 22nd, 2012

I notice a lot of sitcoms have an oddball character and was wondering if you have a favorite? This would be a follow up question to the one I asked about the favorite sitcom wife.

For example: (You may or may not agree with me)
King of The Hill-Dale
Home Improvement-Wilson
King of Queens-Arthur
Family Matters-Urkel
The Simpsons-Ned
South Park-not really sure but I’m guessing Butters

For me, it’s Kramer on Seinfeld.

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digitalimpression's avatar

Kramer from Seinfeld is my favorite odd ball character.

majorrich's avatar

Sheldon is the king!

Gabby101's avatar

Kramer immediately came to mind.

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

It’s not a sitcom, but Alan Davies is clever at playing Stephen Fry’s court jester on the show QI.

Berserker's avatar

Haha I also love Dale from King of the Hill. Didn’t know that was actually considered a sitcom, but either way, Dale rocks.

Don’t watch much sitcoms though, although I loved The Fresh Prince of Bel Air back in the day. I loved Jazz, Will’s buddy who always got the boot from the Banks house by ’‘Uncle Phil’’...

However, their butler, Geoffrey, was my favorite character ever. He was odd and goofy, but not just for the sake thereof, unlike Jazz. He was a well constructed character that had other roles in the show other than just being odd, and it was often implemented in the more center plots in clever and fun ways by giving him more serious traits and emotional ties to the people around him.

Michael_Huntington's avatar

@Symbeline Whenever Jazz gets thrown out, he wears the same clothes.

Berserker's avatar

Ha, never noticed that…I guess they used the same scene for every single instance. Lol.

zenvelo's avatar

Sergeant Schultz and LeBeau on Hogan’s Heroes.

Reverend Jim on Taxi.

Haleth's avatar

@majorrich Seconding Sheldon so hard. He’s hilarious.

yankeetooter's avatar

Agree…gotta be Kramer.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

Norm from Cheers. ” It’s a dog eat dog world and I’m wearing milkbone underwear”.
Hawkeye from MASH.

Sunny2's avatar

Sophia, the little old lady on Golden Girls. She had wonderful one liners (kudos to the writers) and wonderful facial expression to go with them. I still laugh out loud watching re-runs. All 4 of the ladies were great, but she was the best.

laurenkem's avatar

Lisa Kudrow playing Phoebe and her evil twin on Friends.

filmfann's avatar

Latka or Reverend Jim from Taxi.
Sheldon from Big Bang Theory
Denny Crane and Alan Shore from Boston Legal
Jane Krakowski from Ally Mcbeal.

blueiiznh's avatar

Mitt Romney.

Adagio's avatar

@zenvelo GA for Schultz, he was gorgeous

Kardamom's avatar

#1 Has got to be Sheldon Cooper

But I also love Niles from Frasier and Alan Harper from 2½ Men (I’ve always loved Jon Cryer since Pretty in Pink)

Course, love me some Barney Fife from Andy Griffith. And Mel Cooley from Dick Van Dyke.

And don’t forget about the Darry’ls and their brother from Newhart.

And, my love, Peter Tork, from The Monkees!!!

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

@Kardamom Finally, Larry, my brother Darryl, and my other brother Darryl. I never saw how it was spelled.

ucme's avatar

Basil Fawlty… over :¬)

OpryLeigh's avatar

Sheldon Cooper is high on my list of favourites as well as:

Rosie/Margaret from Jam and Jerusalem (that programme is full of odd balls)
Buster Brady from Mrs Brown’s Boys
Alice from The Vicar of Dibley

Earthgirl's avatar

@ucme Yes yes yes!!! I agree. Basil Fawlty is the best.

jordym84's avatar

Sheldon Cooper, Phoebe Buffay, and Kramer immediately came to mind when I saw this question :)

ucme's avatar

@Earthgirl I shall now rename you @Smartgirl, just because I can :¬)

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