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Memorable American TV Characters #4

Name the TV shows that featured these memorable characters.
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Last updated: December 4, 2019
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First submittedMarch 7, 2012
Times taken29,703
Average score50.0%
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Character
Show
Dana Scully
The X-Files
Mayor Quimby
The Simpsons
Dr. McDreamy
Grey's Anatomy
Chandler Bing
Friends
Patrick Jane
The Mentalist
Kyle Broflovski
South Park
Charmander
Pokémon
Fez
That '70s Show
Jean-Luc Picard
Star Trek: The Next Generation
Michael Westen
Burn Notice
Jack McCoy
Law & Order
Blanche Devereaux
The Golden Girls
Character
Show
Rudy Huxtable
The Cosby Show
Darlene Conner
Roseanne
Gargamel
The Smurfs
Scrooge McDuck
Duck Tales
Balki Bartokomous
Perfect Strangers
Will Schuester
Glee
Shredder
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Earl Hickey
My Name Is Earl
Sheldon Cooper
The Big Bang Theory
Fozzy Bear
The Muppet Show
Dr. Walter Bishop
Fringe
Mr. Roper
Three's Company
45 Comments
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Level 79
Mar 7, 2012
I cannot believe I missed Kyle...
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Level 85
Jan 6, 2016
Except Cartman, most don;t think in terms of the character's last names. Probably would have been easier if the clue had been just "Kyle."
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Level 66
Dec 7, 2017
I never even knew Kyle from South Park HAD a last name.
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Level 82
Jun 13, 2018
It's mentioned in the show all the time. Eric Cartman, Kyle Broflovski, Stan Marsh, Kenny McCormack, Wendy Testaburger, Token Black, Jimmy Valmer, Butters Stotch...
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Level 89
Apr 25, 2019
Leopold Stotch.

🎶It's Butters🎵

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Level 49
Mar 7, 2012
29% I guess I need to watch more TV.
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Level 69
Mar 7, 2012
Perfect Strangers hahahaha, that was so cheesy
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Level 48
Apr 21, 2014
That was my favorite show! And they were all cheesy.
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Level 48
Mar 7, 2012
Some of these shows are still on the air. Wouldn't consider someone "memorable" until the show isn't on anymore.
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Level 60
Nov 9, 2012
memorable |ˈmem(ə)rəbəl|

adjective

worth remembering or easily remembered, esp. because of being special or unusual

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Level 48
Apr 21, 2014
It makes me sad that nobody watches Law & Order.
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Level 77
Jan 6, 2016
I do occasionally, but I really don't remember the guy's name! I don't think I ever paid attention to that.. :D
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Level 75
Jan 8, 2016
I watched it, but I didn't remember the name of the detective. I would have gotten it if Sam Waterston had been the clue.
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Level 84
May 28, 2014
Shocked and saddened that you accept that dreck '3s company' for Mr. Roper, but not the all-time classic "the ropers"
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Level 37
May 31, 2014
Saying nothing about the quality of either... but the Ropers was the spin-off, I would go with the original first as well.
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Level 84
Jun 6, 2014
Some of these shows aren't American. Pokemon is Japanese, and The Smurfs is Belgian.
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Level 73
Jul 26, 2014
And the most famous Mr Roper here in Oz was George of "George and Mildred" and "Man About the House" from the UK. They probably did a US version?
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Level 69
Oct 15, 2014
Tried George and Mildred too.
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Level 92
Oct 15, 2014
The Smurfs TV show, though based on the Belgian comic, was created by an American company, for an American market.
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Level 73
May 31, 2016
Yup. Pokemon is not American by any stretch of the imagination. Although, I'm not American, so I don't know if they've made some kind of a copy of the original show.
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Level 82
Apr 25, 2019
still gets played on American TV, though.
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Level 62
Jan 3, 2020
They don’t look Belgian
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Level 86
Dec 16, 2021
What do Belgians look like?
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Level 72
Jun 20, 2022
Not blue
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Level 45
Jun 19, 2014
I'd been staring at the picture for a finished quiz, hit 'Random Quiz' and the next thing I know... Oh hello Captain Picard! Scared me half to death at first.
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Level 45
Oct 15, 2014
Is it so weird that I tried 'Doctor Who' for 'Fez'?... well, from the way Matt Smith acts, the fez might as well be a character. A recurring character.
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Level 68
Oct 11, 2015
I'm from the UK so didn't do well, but great idea for a quiz, Big Bang is the best thing on tv
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Level 84
Sep 12, 2016
Only got 6, and am quite proud that's all I knew. Not a single character from M*A*S*H, All in the Family, Good Times, Rockford Files, Sanford & Son or the best sitcom nobody's ever heard of, When Things Were Rotten? Seriously?
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Level 75
May 28, 2017
I'm guessing you might even remember It's About Time and My Favorite Martian? (People seem to only remember the theme song from It's About Time, and I still get it in my head occasionally.) This is the fourth quiz in this series, so maybe some of your favorites are in previous ones.
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Level 70
Dec 9, 2018
Another guy proud of their own ignorance. Every example listed is from the 70s. So it would seem someone is not only just ignorant but also living in the past. You're missing out.
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Level 12
May 28, 2017
Why isn't Gilligan's Island on here
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Level 66
Dec 7, 2017
Because none of the characters listed were from that show? There are at least three other quizzes in this series, surely someone from Gilligan's Island must be on one of them.
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Level 67
May 28, 2017
Perfect Strangers is good.
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Level 73
Oct 17, 2017
Fringe was a great show. Too bad only 11% were familiar with it.
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Level 69
Apr 25, 2019
I ve seen it and it was nice they sadly stopped airing it here quite quickly. Dont know if the show was canceled or not.
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Level 55
Apr 3, 2018
George and Mildred should definitely be accepted as well as Man About the House.
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Level 70
Jan 9, 2019
Although its creator, Jim Henson was American, The Muppet Show was made in the UK by a British TV company, ATV.
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Level 52
Mar 10, 2019
I'm surprised someone else watched Burn Notice
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Level 69
Apr 25, 2019
Several of these havent aired in my country, but i ve heard of all but that one and three s a company
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Level 69
Apr 25, 2019
Balki man i remember him now but must not have thought of it for atleast 20 years. I cant have been much older than 10 when i watched it. Kinda reminds me a bit of friends from what i remember from it. Friends and coming over to their appartment.
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Level 89
Apr 25, 2019
For an actor who famously improvised Eddie Murphy speechless in Beverly Hills Cop, Balki just sucked.
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Level 82
Sep 11, 2022
I don't think Pokémon belongs on a quiz about American TV characters, unless you count being dubbed by an American voice cast as making the show American...
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Level 67
Aug 9, 2023
Fez and Balki gotta be my favorite characters on here
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Level 55
Jan 5, 2024
Technically, you should accept Young Sheldon for Sheldon Cooper.
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Level 37
Feb 26, 2024
Some of these percentages really make me wonder who takes these quizzes.