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    Best Recurring Sitcom Characters?

    Not part of a main cast, but a character that appears off and on throughout a series. I'll throw out a few.

    On Seinfeld:

    Newman
    J. Peterman
    David Puddy
    Jackie Chiles


    On The Simpsons:

    Apu
    Sideshow Bob
    Disco Stu
    Ralph Wiggum
    Groundskeeper Willie
    Comic Book Guy


    On Friends:

    Jack Gellar (Elliott Gould)
    Janice
    Gunther


    On Cheers:

    Lillith
    Harry the Hat
    Nick Tortelli



    On Nightcourt:

    Mel Torme
    Buddy Ryan (John Astin)
    Yakov Korolenko
    Bob & June Wheeler (Brent Spiner & Annie O'Donnell)



    Just some to throw out there. Every series has them, as long as the series has a decent run. Who are some of your favorites?
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    Re: Best Recurring Sitcom Characters?

    Seinfeld: Banya.

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    Ernest T Bass. And I didn't realize that Howard Morris passed away this past May. He was a great comedic writer who got his start on the old Sid Caesar "Your Show Of Shows", along with Imogene Coca and Carl Reiner.



    Then there was Rafe Hollister



    And of course the Darlin' family headed by Denver Pyle.





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    I loved John Astin as Buddy Ryan on "Night Court"--"I'm feeling much better now."
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    Lisa or Heidi

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    Re: Best Recurring Sitcom Characters?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R
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    Beat me to it, Chip. My favorite recurring character of all time.

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    Radar: What's that?
    Flagg: Have you ever heard of the Malaysian Chest Implosion torture?
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    Flagg: Good! 'Cause there's no such thing... yet.
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    Re: Best Recurring Sitcom Characters?

    In keeping with the M*A*S*H* theme:

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    Otis the Drunk from "Andy Griffith" and Barney the Drunk from "The Simpsons." There just aren't enough blatantly drunk characters on TV.
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    Enest T. Bass and the Darling family on Andy Griffith. Those were the funniest episodes of that show. I think Bass was on only 5 shows,but it seemed like more.

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    On Bewitched....

    Uncle Arthur



    Dr Bombay



    Aunt Clara

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    Green Acres...

    Mr Haney



    Hank Kimball



    Fred Ziffel



    Arnold Ziffer

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    Re: Best Recurring Sitcom Characters?

    Mr. Hanky from South Park.
    Jesus from South Park.
    Alderman Fred Davis from Good Times.
    Frank Costanza from Seinfeld.
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    Re: Best Recurring Sitcom Characters?

    For my favorite, I'll have to go back to The Gong Show...

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