Memorable American TV Characters #1

Name the TV shows that featured these memorable characters.
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Last updated: August 29, 2018
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First submittedJanuary 12, 2012
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The Simpsons
Family Matters
Uncle Jesse
Full House
The Dukes of Hazzard
Alex P. Keaton
Family Ties
Family Guy
Carrie Bradshaw
Sex and the City
Phoebe Buffay
Niles Crane
Barney Stinson
How I Met Your Mother
John Locke
Al Bundy
Married... with Children
The Fonz
Happy Days
Big Bird
Sesame Street
Jack Bauer
Agent Dale Cooper
Twin Peaks
Clair Huxtable
The Cosby Show
Danny "Danno" Williams
Hawaii Five-O
Brenda Walsh
Beverly Hills, 90210
Dwight Schrute
The Office
Stringer Bell
The Wire
Horatio Caine
CSI: Miami
Fox Mulder
The X-Files
Level 28
Jan 12, 2012
100% with 1:01 remaining
Level 30
Jan 16, 2012
If you don't know who Stringer Bell is, I feel sorry for you... "String? Look at me! Where the f%^& is Wallace?"
Level 25
Jun 7, 2012
John Locke only 33% - Lost was on of the most popular shows in the last decade. How quickly we forget....
Level 44
Feb 9, 2015
never watched it
Level 70
May 15, 2019
That was a seriously weird show that got way too carried away with itself.
Level 58
Mar 16, 2021
I gave up after the first series, it literally 'lost' me
Level 33
Dec 25, 2012
Uncle Jesse was clever. You could also have Skinner (Simpsons/Xfiles)
Level 37
Jun 7, 2014
I see a quiz in the making - one name, two shows... or something of that effect.
Level 82
Nov 8, 2014
I loved that classic episode where Uncle Jesse and D.J. were trying to hide moonshine from Roscoe P. Coltrane, and then they end up getting a lecture from Mr. Tanner about responsible alcohol consumption.
Level 66
Nov 27, 2018
Never saw Dukes of Hazzard so I tried Fuller House since that's also a correct answer, even if it's the sequel no one asked for.
Level 50
Jul 20, 2013
I'm now depressed because of how few people knew Agent Dale Cooper.
Level 82
Nov 8, 2014
I got 4 other cop/detective shows trying to guess "Agent Cooper," but not the right answer for Agent Cooper.
Level 29
Dec 4, 2014
Here is something to cheer you up:
Level 89
Jun 28, 2018
Really sad only 1/3 got The Wire.
Level 36
Jul 22, 2013
Got 21 out of 24...i never watched twin peaks, the wire or lost.
Level 34
May 12, 2014
Yay for Agent Cooper, cool to see Twin Peaks in there :)
Level 75
May 23, 2015
If we could only get some love for Picket Fences. I mean, a show which gave us exploding cow udders, people dying of spontaneous combustion, human fetuses being carried to full term inside cows, and the mayor being frozen and then decapitated by his wife - I say again, "Where's the love?"
Level 53
Jun 2, 2014
seriously? I put "beverly hills 90210" without the comma and it was wrong.
Level 77
Nov 26, 2015
You made a typo somewhere else too.
Level 80
Jul 19, 2017
Doesn't work even with the comma. Only 90210 worked. Even took the quiz a second time to make sure.
Level 69
Jun 27, 2019
beverly hills 90210 works. comma's do not matter..
Level 58
Jun 6, 2014
It made me so happy to see a Lost character included.
Level 37
Jun 7, 2014
It must be a generational thing - the first "Uncle Jesse" that I thought of was the one from Dukes of Hazzard. Much love for Ms. Bach's contribution to the world, "Daisy Dukes"!
Level 33
Sep 5, 2014
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Level 74
Nov 16, 2014
Couldn't Uncle Jesse be from Modern Family as well?
Level 26
Jan 11, 2015
There isn't a character named Jesse n Modern Family. You must be thinking of Jesse Tyler Ferguson who plays Mitchell.
Level 17
Dec 18, 2014
please add screech from saved by the bell
Level 70
Jan 26, 2015
You really should add Columbo. There's a memorable character.
Level 66
Feb 7, 2018
It would be funny to see how many miss the title of the show.
Level 57
Mar 12, 2015
Never watched Twin Peaks, The Wire, or Lost a single time in my life so not too upset about those. Kind of mad I couldn't remember "the other" Uncle Jessie though since I've seen plenty of Dukes episodes.
Level 68
Nov 4, 2015
The memorable character Columbo is from what show exactly
Level 76
Apr 17, 2017

Not bad for someone who doesn't even watch TV

Level 48
Jul 9, 2020
Yes I cheated... sort of. But instead of googling the character I googled Agent Cooper *quotes*. When I saw 'Damn fine coffee' I knew.
Level 67
Sep 25, 2020
Well I guessed Miami Vice I was close
Level 28
Feb 15, 2021


Level 67
Dec 7, 2021
I'm on Season 2 of The Wire, Stringer is one of my favorite characters probably my favorite
Level 55
Sep 9, 2022
After you finish the show, listen to "The Ringer" podcast that recaps of all episodes of the wire, season by season. Season 2 is underrated in my opinion. Lived in Baltimore for 4 years and still LOVE that city, with all its warts.
Level 55
Sep 9, 2022
Is uncle Jesse also on Fuller House (the reboot of Full House from the 90s?) I honestly do not know or care to find out, but if the character returns, you ought to put down "Full house/Fuller House", just for accuracy.

Otherwise a great quiz! Otherwise, maybe add something from Sci Fi like "Captain Picard" or Colonel Jack O'Neil for Stargate

Level 55
Jan 7, 2024
Please add "K." to Dwight Schrute.