Buddy Lembeck (Willie Aames) in Charles In Charge.
Georgette Baxter (Georgia Engel) in The Mary Tyler Moore Show.
Don't forget about me!
(The reason why Rue McClanahan was originally supposed to play Rose in GG ... and Betty White, slut extraordinaire from MTM, was supposed to play Blanche)
How dare you say Potsie was dumb!
In the kid/teen department, Joey "Whoa" Russo does not even hold a candle to me (or the actor who plays me for that matter).
Sinclair from Living Single was dumb. She was the "Rose" of that shoe.
R8, Potsie actually got dumber as the show went on.
Err...she was the Rose of that SHOW.
Jordan Catalano from My So-Called Life, Phoebe from Friends.
Whoever the ditzy girl was on Ellen. She never seemed to work again after the show was over, you never saw any of the supporting actors again except for the fat guy for awhile.
No character was dumber than Chrissy Snow on Three's Company. She started out ditzy, but still sharp. The last few years she was on I guess the producers hated Suzanne Somers and they made the character painly stupid. She also became unattractive with a hairstyle a 10 year old would wear and a pound of makeup.
I loved Nick on "Family Ties," and the way Alex would patronize him.
cousin geri from "the facts of life"
I really don't think Phoebe was dumb at all, and neither was Ellen's silly friend. They were just quirky characters who refused to yield to convention, and perhaps a little distracted at times, but not dumb.
Dahlinks, do not forget that the dumb one also could be stylish, funny, charming, unexpectedly wise, and the leading lady.
I tried to remember your name r22. Yes you were successful after the show, but I considered you part of the Ellen main cast, not really a supporting actor. Unless everyone but Ellen was supporting.
The dumb redhead babe with the smoking body in "Two And A Half Men" who later became the shallow blonde with the smoking body in "Drop Dead Diva"
R25 Sorry, some of us have a life and just skim the threads rather than reading every post word for word.
COACH on Cheers
Really. So far they are all B list wannabes.
Well, in actuality, I would argue that all four members of the Bundy family were the "dumb character".
Mark Healy from Roseanne.
nancy on roseanne lol. jackie was pretty dumb too, dj, bev, crystal
sinclair's boyfriend overton was dumb as rocks too, and woody's eventual wife on cheers too
was marlee matlin ever in a sitcom?
Vint Harper on Mama's Family. Mama once told him, "Vint, you've had some lame ideas in your lifetime, but this one qualifies you for handicapped parking."
Beverly Archer, not dead
[quote]Sorry, some of us have a life
25 miserable posts.
It's not like you are being asked to read pages and pages. When lazy folk like you repeat the same inanities every other post, not only do you take away from the already compromised quality of a thread, but you just bore the rest of us, making US read double and triple tripe.
In other words, you're a selfish princess. "God forbid I have to read some because I have a life, but let everybody else read the same shit over and over. Not my problem."
That life you have must be full of hardship if 25 sentences bend you out of shape.
Randy Hickey, Earl's brother on My Name is Earl.
Gracie Allen, Burns and Allen.
Gomer Pyle, Gomer Pyle, USMC.
Ed Norton from "The Honeymooners" was one of the originals on TV.
Marsha Brady. Cindy too. And Bobby and Peter and Greg. But mostly Marsha.
R22 Jeremy, to verify, we need nude photos of that hairy body and a cock shot.
R29 eats piles of shit.
Woody from Cheers.
The eldest daughter of the Ty Burrell character on "Modern Family."
"Phoebe from Friends"
Phoebe was the classic example of "different drummer"
Phoebe had a mean streak in her.
Phoebe was street smart - not dumb at all. Just different.
bernice on designing women lol. uhm the mechanic on wings, thomas whoever who was in sideways
Matthew on NewsRadio.
[quote]The last few years she was on I guess the producers hated Suzanne Somers and they made the character painly stupid.
I thought she was only on for one season, but iMDB shows she was on in one capacity or another from 1977-1981. Jenilee Harrison joined the cast in 1980, so the 1980-81 season must been the one where Chrissy phoned it in. I must have been thinking of Farrah Fawcett on "Charlie's Angels."
Potsie for not ditching that stupid gross nickname and staying with Warren and the biggest stupidest most uptigh prude idiot of all....STEVE URKEL!!!!YOU ARE A REPULSIVE GEEKY NERD!YOU ARE NOT LIKABLE!YOU ARE DAMN LUCKY A CUTE GIRL NAMED MYRA LIKES YOU!STOP BEING A DAMN UPTIGHT PRUDE!ITS A MIRACLE SOMEONE LIKES YOU AND WANTS TO PAIN YOU NAKED BUT YOU'RE TOO STUPID TO REALIZE THA TBECAUSE YOU'RE A STUCK-UP PRUDE!HOW LONG DO YOU THINK YOUR MARRAIGE TO THAT UOTIGHT CUNT LAURA WITH HER UPTIGHT PARENTS IS GONNA LAST!SHE'SWHIPPING HER BEAVER TO STEFAN!
Beth (Bonnie Urseth) on WE'VE GOT IT MADE.
Daryl and Daryl on NEWHART
Vanessa, Anthony's gf and Carlene on DESIGNING WOMEN
isn't there a difference between dumb and nerds (urkel), and innocents (say charlotte fr. sex and the city)
It's a lazy sitcom formula. It's very easy to write jokes around a stupid character.
Angie from Gimme a Break
Sam's best friend Bonnie on "Who's The Boss?" was dumb in later seasons (after she'd gotten older and filled out).
Katie from "Gimmie A Break" (the eldest daughter) didn't start off dumb, but seasons later when her hair was a little blonder and her figure was a little fuller, she became an airhead.
Peter Brady was supposed to be the stupid one. Not Marsha.
Remember when he worked in that bike store. The old man just couldn't believe this stupid, slow kid.
Hot, dumb, & shirtless is kool.
well, going back to Maude and including Mary Tyler Moore, it was Rue McClanhan that always played the dumb/spacey character and Betty White that always played the bitch/slut.
Speaking of Maude, I'm surprised that noone said Edith Bunker yet, although I would argue that Edith was far from dumb
Edith wasn't the sharpest knife in the draw, and was stifled. She did have her moments.
Speaking of 'stifled,' Vera on Alice.
I generally don't like dumb characters, but I loved Loretta on Cheers. Of course only in small doses.
r68, see r6
Al Roker on the NBC sitcom "Today."
Jessica Tate (Soap)
Name a sitcom that didn't have at least one dumb or incompetent character.
It wasn't a sitcom but she was THE dumb blonde on The Tonight Show. Carol Wayne as the Teatime movie girl.
In the same vein, the Landers sisters in whatever loser sitcom they were on. Ever.
Betty White began her TV creer as ditzy in "Life With Elizabeth." Of course, she was far from ditzy and was a pioneer in TV - the first female producer of a TV series.
R77 - Theresa Ganzel also played a dumb blonde in those skits.
R82, she isn't smart.
Last episode she thought you could start a pacemaker with a potato.
Val Toriello (The Nanny)
Rush Limbaugh on the Rush Limbaugh show.
those dumb characters are worse than the annoying neighbor ones!
i agree penny isn't dumb.
[quote]Edith wasn't the sharpest knife in the draw
duh, mallory on family ties.
My personal statement (after 30 years of running after and helping "friends" (moving, every fucking problem etc) and being blown off when I need help is a "Phoebe Buffay-ism"-
"Oh honey, I would help - but I really don't want to"
Their faces are just so much fun...
Well, not to YOU R89.
Bubble on Absolutely Fabulous
Lovita Jenkins on the old "Steve Harvey Show." (And her relatives Duracell, Clinique, Camay, Bruschetta, and Kinko.)