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Title: Characters That Most People Love But You Hate:
Post by: In_Correct on January 22, 2020, 03:17:29 PM
There are programmes that I like but they have characters that I can not stand. I skip their scenes. As for recurring guests I skip their episodes.

I will start with The Bob Newhart Show. Excellent programme, but they have this well liked character The Peeper.

 :eyebrow:

In these episodes, Dr. Hartley is out of character also.
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Post by: 1 on January 22, 2020, 03:24:47 PM
Fullwidth characters in general. They take up both multiple bytes and more space. I could see the point if it helps preserve monospaced fonts, but it doesn't.
Title: Re: Characters That Most People Love But You Hate:
Post by: Max Rockatansky on January 22, 2020, 03:35:48 PM
Hawkeye Pierce always struck me as annoying and preachy but I otherwise enjoyed MASH (the character wasn’t quite as bad in movie form). 
Title: Re: Characters That Most People Love But You Hate:
Post by: kphoger on January 22, 2020, 03:40:41 PM
The double quotation mark.  Both of them, actually.

Single quotation marks do just fine.
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Post by: kphoger on January 22, 2020, 03:42:35 PM
(https://imagesvc.meredithcorp.io/v3/mm/image?url=https%3A%2F%2Fewedit.files.wordpress.com%2F2017%2F09%2Fgettyimages-724937731.jpg)

This guy.  It would be a fine show if it weren't for the main character.
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Post by: SectorZ on January 22, 2020, 04:58:58 PM
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This guy.  It would be a fine show if it weren't for the main character.

My wife felt the same way about him and that show. She claims she hates whisper speaking yet loves Keifer Sutherland who does the same in everything.
Title: Re: Characters That Most People Love But You Hate:
Post by: roadman65 on January 22, 2020, 09:18:54 PM
Any one played by Steve Martin.  I could never get into anything he played at all!

Barney Fife on the Andy Griffith Show, even though he was the perfect geek and bumbling at all times to make him funny by many, many of times he was just too ridiculous.  Plus has anyone noticed that the show lasted 3 more seasons without him along with another 3 as Mayberry RFD, the continuation of the show after Andy called it quits.
Title: Re: Characters That Most People Love But You Hate:
Post by: Max Rockatansky on January 22, 2020, 09:21:22 PM
Any one played by Steve Martin.  I could never get into anything he played at all!


Not exactly TV but Planes, Trains, and Automobiles was the one movie I thought Steve Martin was essential to what made it work. 
Title: Re: Characters That Most People Love But You Hate:
Post by: hbelkins on January 22, 2020, 10:06:04 PM
The Late Show would be a lot better without Stephen Colbert.
Title: Re: Characters That Most People Love But You Hate:
Post by: Rothman on January 22, 2020, 10:50:04 PM
The Late Show would be a lot better without Stephen Colbert.
How so?
Title: Re: Characters That Most People Love But You Hate:
Post by: Alps on January 23, 2020, 12:24:49 AM
Colbert is too liberal for Mr. Belkins.
I actually liked Craig Kilborn on the Daily Show. That would be the opposite - characters most people hate but I love. I thought he was the right amount of understated. I've come to appreciate Colbert though. It's a Steve thing even if he's a ph Stephe.
Title: Re: Characters That Most People Love But You Hate:
Post by: LM117 on January 23, 2020, 06:58:23 AM
I didn't shed any tears when Pauley Perrette left NCIS. Never cared for her character (Abby) and she seems to be a nutjob in real life.
Title: Re: Characters That Most People Love But You Hate:
Post by: kphoger on January 23, 2020, 09:48:10 AM
Mr. Belkins.

Easy there, Mr. Lps , , , , ,
Title: Re: Characters That Most People Love But You Hate:
Post by: roadman65 on March 01, 2020, 11:11:05 PM
I really did not like Fonzie on Happy Days toward the end of its run.  To me he was not so cool anymore and at times a jerk.
Title: Re: Characters That Most People Love But You Hate:
Post by: Beltway on March 01, 2020, 11:22:14 PM
Colbert is too liberal for Mr. Belkins.
Not really ... it is his sense of humor or lack thereof, jokes going over like the proverbial lead balloon.

Jokes that are about as funny as a flash flood in a Fizzies factory.
Title: Re: Characters That Most People Love But You Hate:
Post by: bugo on March 02, 2020, 06:48:10 AM
The Late Show would be a lot better without Stephen Colbert.
How so?

Because Colbert is soooooo mean to that poor little defenseless Trump. That's my guess.
Title: Re: Characters That Most People Love But You Hate:
Post by: texaskdog on March 02, 2020, 08:03:01 AM
Any one played by Steve Martin.  I could never get into anything he played at all!

Barney Fife on the Andy Griffith Show, even though he was the perfect geek and bumbling at all times to make him funny by many, many of times he was just too ridiculous.  Plus has anyone noticed that the show lasted 3 more seasons without him along with another 3 as Mayberry RFD, the continuation of the show after Andy called it quits.

I disliked Helen but really the worst was Ernest T Bass.  Type of character I like but he always got under my skin.
Title: Re: Characters That Most People Love But You Hate:
Post by: texaskdog on March 02, 2020, 08:03:43 AM
The Late Show would be a lot better without Stephen Colbert.
How so?

Because Colbert is soooooo mean to that poor little defenseless Trump. That's my guess.

I dislike any show that mocks one side but not the other.  SNL is pretty good making fun of Democrats as well as Republicans.
Title: Re: Characters That Most People Love But You Hate:
Post by: texaskdog on March 02, 2020, 08:04:13 AM
I really did not like Fonzie on Happy Days toward the end of its run.  To me he was not so cool anymore and at times a jerk.

ayyyy  staying in school, now that's cool!  (gotcha)
Title: Re: Characters That Most People Love But You Hate:
Post by: formulanone on March 02, 2020, 10:01:21 AM
The Late Show would be a lot better without Stephen Colbert.
How so?

Because Colbert is soooooo mean to that poor little defenseless Trump. That's my guess.

Some folks are still smarting from his irony about a decade ago, where he did manage to dig into both extremes of the idealistic visions of each party. To be fair, some folks don't like the style of constantly being peppered by jokes; the idea that if one doesn't fly, there's another in two or three seconds. Sometimes it works, and sometimes it doesn't. I enjoyed the Late Show with David Letterman, but it's just not the same with Colbert at the helm. It's not bad, but it just doesn't seem like the same fit; they're not the same person after all.

I think Conan O'Brien had one of those shows...I felt like the humor was spoon-fed rather than delivered. Which was a pity, because I had great hopes after his writing work on The Simpsons. But there's no denying he was successful, but I didn't care for it.
Title: Re: Characters That Most People Love But You Hate:
Post by: roadman65 on March 02, 2020, 10:47:34 AM
I really did not like Fonzie on Happy Days toward the end of its run.  To me he was not so cool anymore and at times a jerk.

ayyyy  staying in school, now that's cool!  (gotcha)

Well when Chachi accidentally burned down Arnold's he was being anal about it.  Al forgave him, but he still acted like he was his dad instead of his cousin.  Even Howard said he was hard on him.  It was not his business to do that and even Fonzie himself is not an angel. Dropping out of school, joining gangs, threatening people if they say the wrong thing around him, even if the others were right. Calling himself God's favorite human, and such.
Title: Re: Characters That Most People Love But You Hate:
Post by: roadman on March 02, 2020, 12:15:04 PM
Plus has anyone noticed that the show lasted 3 more seasons without him (Barney Fife) along with another 3 as Mayberry RFD, the continuation of the show after Andy called it quits.

Never cared for either Warren Ferguson or Howard Sprague.  Then again, the overall quality of the show clearly suffered after Barney Fife left (and Andy Taylor got a lot meaner).
Title: Re: Characters That Most People Love But You Hate:
Post by: texaskdog on March 02, 2020, 12:31:59 PM
Plus has anyone noticed that the show lasted 3 more seasons without him (Barney Fife) along with another 3 as Mayberry RFD, the continuation of the show after Andy called it quits.

Never cared for either Warren Ferguson or Howard Sprague.  Then again, the overall quality of the show clearly suffered after Barney Fife left (and Andy Taylor got a lot meaner).

hard call, color was not as good as B & W and RFD not as good as color, but I cant imagine a world without them.  Andy got mean because he went home to Helen.
Title: Re: Characters That Most People Love But You Hate:
Post by: TheHighwayMan394 on March 02, 2020, 07:59:13 PM
Seven of Nine on Star Trek Voyager. Season 4 of Voyager may as well have been "Season Seven" as the entire season was spent getting that character up to development with the rest of the main cast at their expense. Just a dull way to explore an interesting concept of a former Borg, but done entirely for sex appeal rather than character depth.
Title: Re: Characters That Most People Love But You Hate:
Post by: texaskdog on March 02, 2020, 09:50:14 PM
FLO!
Title: Re: Characters That Most People Love But You Hate:
Post by: Big John on March 02, 2020, 10:20:52 PM
FLO!
Progressive or Alice?
Title: Re: Characters That Most People Love But You Hate:
Post by: Rothman on March 02, 2020, 11:19:20 PM
FLO!
Progressive or Alice?
I liked Flo on Alice. :D
Title: Re: Characters That Most People Love But You Hate:
Post by: roadman65 on March 02, 2020, 11:36:42 PM
FLO!
Progressive or Alice?
I liked Flo on Alice. :D

Kiss my Grits!☺
Title: Re: Characters That Most People Love But You Hate:
Post by: texaskdog on March 03, 2020, 08:29:07 AM
FLO!
Progressive or Alice?

Progressive.  Wasn't a matter of getting tired of her I could never stand her. Though I am a hypocrite since they gave me the lowest rate.

Alice wasn't the same when Flo left, they should have brought her back.
Title: Re: Characters That Most People Love But You Hate:
Post by: PHLBOS on March 03, 2020, 09:13:44 AM
Alice wasn't the same when Flo left, they should have brought her back.
Shortly after Diane Ladd, who replaced Polly Holliday in the series, was fired from the show & the Flo spinoff was cancelled; Holliday was asked if she would return to Alice.  She turned down the offer.  IIRC, her listed reasoning was that once one left the nest; there was no going back.  She may have not wanted to work w/Linda Lavin anymore.
Title: Re: Characters That Most People Love But You Hate:
Post by: roadman65 on March 03, 2020, 03:08:13 PM
Chris Matthews?  Oh yes he is giving up his mike for retirment but i never watch the news anyway just to say that there are also some that interest many that dont interest many.

Anyway Polly Holiday who played Flo said when she left she was not returning even her own show flopped.
Title: Re: Characters That Most People Love But You Hate:
Post by: paulthemapguy on March 03, 2020, 03:43:15 PM
Colbert is too liberal for Mr. Belkins.
Not really ... it is his sense of humor or lack thereof, jokes going over like the proverbial lead balloon.

Jokes that are about as funny as a flash flood in a Fizzies factory.

Don't lie.  You don't like him because you're also a conservative Trump supporter.
Title: Re: Characters That Most People Love But You Hate:
Post by: Beltway on March 03, 2020, 09:22:42 PM
Colbert is too liberal for Mr. Belkins.
Not really ... it is his sense of humor or lack thereof, jokes going over like the proverbial lead balloon.  Jokes that are about as funny as a flash flood in a Fizzies factory.
Don't lie.  You don't like him because you're also a conservative Trump supporter.
No, he doesn't have a well developed timing and sense of humor.  There is a certain type of "dry humor" that is "clever" enough that I will find it humorous and will laugh at it. 

They need to so some "work" and not just expect people to laugh at "jokes" that are really not clever or humorous.
Title: Re: Characters That Most People Love But You Hate:
Post by: dvferyance on March 03, 2020, 09:47:51 PM
Howard Sprague on the Andy Griffith Show he was horrible.
Title: Re: Characters That Most People Love But You Hate:
Post by: texaskdog on March 03, 2020, 09:53:04 PM
Howard Sprague on the Andy Griffith Show he was horrible.

Every episode was about Howard for a while
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Post by: bugo on March 04, 2020, 08:14:36 AM
Colbert is too liberal for Mr. Belkins.
Not really ... it is his sense of humor or lack thereof, jokes going over like the proverbial lead balloon.

Jokes that are about as funny as a flash flood in a Fizzies factory.

Don't lie.  You don't like him because you're also a conservative Trump supporter.

Of course, that's the reason Kozel hates Colbert. Conservatives are so predictable. I am going to throw away all my clocks and watches because I don't need them anymore.
Title: Re: Characters That Most People Love But You Hate:
Post by: Beltway on March 04, 2020, 09:20:06 AM
Colbert is too liberal for Mr. Belkins.
Not really ... it is his sense of humor or lack thereof, jokes going over like the proverbial lead balloon.
Jokes that are about as funny as a flash flood in a Fizzies factory.
Don't lie.  You don't like him because you're also a conservative Trump supporter.
Of course, that's the reason Kozel hates Colbert. Conservatives are so predictable. I am going to throw away all my clocks and watches because I don't need them anymore.
You're being like the stopped clock that is right twice a day.
Title: Re: Characters That Most People Love But You Hate:
Post by: roadman65 on March 04, 2020, 11:39:29 AM
Dont argue with an Athiest they are always right.
Title: Re: Characters That Most People Love But You Hate:
Post by: Beltway on March 04, 2020, 04:04:39 PM
Dont argue with an Athiest they are always right.
Arguments against bad theology can be difficult, or impossible in some cases.
Title: Re: Characters That Most People Love But You Hate:
Post by: ce929wax on March 04, 2020, 09:59:32 PM
I'm not a fan of Will Farrell.  I don't find him funny and all of his movies are basically the same to me.

I'm also not a fan of any of the wives on The Real Housewives of____________, nor a fan of any of the characters on any of the MTV shows or Tim Allen for that matter.  I used to like Tim Allen until I listened to one of his stand up routines where he referred to his infant daughter as a bitch.  I understand comedy is shocking, but that crosses a line for me.  Plus, I don't care for his politics that much.
Title: Re: Characters That Most People Love But You Hate:
Post by: texaskdog on March 05, 2020, 09:19:20 AM

I'm also not a fan of any of the wives on The Real Housewives of____________,

But the lady yelling at the cat is hilarious and I thank the housewives for that. 
Title: Re: Characters That Most People Love But You Hate:
Post by: Henry on March 05, 2020, 10:30:26 AM
To me, Kevin James is a big, fat thorn in my side. Seeing his stupid antics on King of Queens once was enough for me, plus his movies aren't any better.
Title: Re: Characters That Most People Love But You Hate:
Post by: Rothman on March 06, 2020, 10:10:14 AM
To me, Kevin James is a big, fat thorn in my side. Seeing his stupid antics on King of Queens once was enough for me, plus his movies aren't any better.
I actually thought his role in Pixels was excellent -- a good performance in a terrible movie.
Title: Re: Characters That Most People Love But You Hate:
Post by: andrepoiy on March 17, 2020, 06:37:29 PM
I generally dislike Jim Halpert from the Office. The way he annoys the hell out of Dwight, if I were in Dwight's shoes, I'd be extremely annoyed and ticked off as well. That's why I kind of hate Jim, why would he prank someone just to be entertained by their reaction. It's quite mean.
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Post by: Rothman on March 17, 2020, 06:46:00 PM
I generally dislike Jim Halpert from the Office. The way he annoys the hell out of Dwight, if I were in Dwight's shoes, I'd be extremely annoyed and ticked off as well. That's why I kind of hate Jim, why would he prank someone just to be entertained by their reaction. It's quite mean.
So...you sympathize with Dwight despite his own abrasiveness?
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Post by: Coelacanth on March 19, 2020, 10:32:24 PM
I'm not a fan of Will Farrell.  I don't find him funny and all of his movies are basically the same to me.

This. They are all the same: unfunny.
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Post by: texaskdog on March 19, 2020, 11:10:10 PM
Never liked the Farrell years of SNL.  He does have some good scene stealing parts in movies.  He's really good in Old School, Kicking and Screaming, that election movie with Zach Whatshisnuts, Wedding Crashers.  However I hated Anchorman and Elf.
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Post by: Rothman on March 19, 2020, 11:24:30 PM
Heh.  I liked him in Anchorman and Stranger Than Fiction. 

Did not like Talladega Nights or The Other Guys...
Title: Re: Characters That Most People Love But You Hate:
Post by: Max Rockatansky on March 19, 2020, 11:43:14 PM
Anchor Man was a classic.  Talladega Nights is worth the price of entry to just hear the PSA about wild packs of dogs.
Title: Re: Characters That Most People Love But You Hate:
Post by: formulanone on March 20, 2020, 04:01:11 PM
Talladega Nights is worth the price of entry to just hear the PSA about wild packs of dogs.

Or to hear racing's sacred cows and excesses ripped to shreds.

I can see where a lot of the silly might just sound stupid if you weren't taking the sport extra-serious at some point.
Title: Re: Characters That Most People Love But You Hate:
Post by: Mr_Northside on March 23, 2020, 03:09:12 PM
Also not that big of a Will Farrell fan.... though I really enjoyed him as Ashley Schaeffer (from Eastbound & Down)