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The Best TV Character Ever

 
 
Roberta
 
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Reply Tue 28 Sep, 2010 07:28 am
@Merry Andrew,
I'm a late stayer-upper. I work at night. I admit that things have gotten a bit out of hand lately. It's one thing to go to sleep at the crack of dawn. Another to go to sleep at the crack of noon.
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Roberta
 
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Reply Tue 28 Sep, 2010 08:39 am
Thinking back to medical shows--Dr. Kildare, Ben Casey, St. Elsewhere, ER. A character doesn't stand out for me.

Lawyer shows: The Defenders, Perry Mason. Maybe Perry.

Police shows: Dragnet. Sgt. Joe Friday. Did that man smile ever? Barney Miller. There was Fish.

Rin Tin Tin. How I loved that dawg. Nabisco had a contest. Name Rinty's puppies and win a puppy. You had to send in a box top of some horrible cereal. I ate it till I barfed. Sent in my names. Bupkis.
JPB
 
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Reply Tue 28 Sep, 2010 08:46 am
@Roberta,
Della Street and/or Paul the PI.
Roberta
 
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Reply Tue 28 Sep, 2010 08:53 am
@JPB,
I agree, JPB, Della Street was a more interesting character than Perry Mason. Don't remember Paul the PI well.
Merry Andrew
 
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Reply Tue 28 Sep, 2010 10:52 am
@Roberta,
Paul Drake.

But I remember that only because I had read most of Erle Stanley Gardner's Perry Mason books long before the TV series premiered.
Ragman
 
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Reply Tue 28 Sep, 2010 11:37 am
@Roberta,
Bupkis is a great name for a pup. Bupkis the pup-kis! Too bad they didn't make that the winner! Rolling Eyes
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Ragman
 
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Reply Tue 28 Sep, 2010 11:39 am
@Merry Andrew,
That character of paul drake....That actor was related to Hedda Hopper, I seem to recall he was her son. In her day, she was a very influential gossip columnist and a former actress herself.
Arella Mae
 
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Reply Tue 28 Sep, 2010 12:01 pm
@Roberta,
I believe in the later Perry Mason's the young PI was actually son of the woman who played Della Street. I always saw Della as kind of a Miss Kitty character. Loved them both.
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Merry Andrew
 
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Reply Tue 28 Sep, 2010 02:46 pm
@Ragman,
Right you are, Ragman. I was trying to remember who the actor was related to but couldn't come up with his name in my less-than-perfect memory banks. Dennis Hopper. His mom, Hedda, and Louella Parsons absolutely ran the Hollywood gossip mills of the 1940s/50s.
Ragman
 
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Reply Tue 28 Sep, 2010 04:20 pm
@Merry Andrew,
True..along with Walter Winchell. Apparently Ed Sullivan (entertainment columnist) was in the mix, too. Winchell and Sullivan locked horns often.
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eoe
 
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Reply Tue 28 Sep, 2010 04:44 pm
@Merry Andrew,
Hedda Hopper was not Dennis Hopper's mother. William Hopper, who played Paul Drake, was Hedda's only son.
Merry Andrew
 
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Reply Tue 28 Sep, 2010 07:13 pm
@eoe,
William, of course. Dunno why I said Dennis. Early onset of dementia, I reckon.
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Tue 28 Sep, 2010 07:52 pm
Dr. Sam Beckett, Quantum Leap hasn't been mentioned which is a shame because he was such an original character on an original show.
eoe
 
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Reply Tue 28 Sep, 2010 08:02 pm
@tsarstepan,
You're right. He was an original character and the show was indeed original.
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Roberta
 
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Reply Thu 30 Sep, 2010 08:49 am
No one has mentioned Roy Rogers (I liked Pat Buttram) or Gene Autry.

Still can't believe Rogers stuffed Trigger. What a woild.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Thu 30 Sep, 2010 02:36 pm
Gene Autry was a favorite of mine. Gene's horse, Champion, also had a TV show.
Merry Andrew
 
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Reply Thu 30 Sep, 2010 02:40 pm
@edgarblythe,
Remember what was distinctive about the reins and headgear on Champion, edgar?
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Thu 30 Sep, 2010 02:59 pm
@Merry Andrew,
I ought to remember, but I don't, Andrew.
Merry Andrew
 
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Reply Thu 30 Sep, 2010 03:05 pm
@edgarblythe,
The little thingies (I forget what they're called) that connect the bit in the horse's mouth to the reins held by the rider were upside-down miniature sixguns.
Arella Mae
 
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Reply Thu 30 Sep, 2010 03:57 pm
@Merry Andrew,
I never knew that about the bit. I loved Gene Autry. I loved his fancy clothes and his fancy horse gear.

http://img202.imageshack.us/img202/4772/geneautry.jpg

 

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