So, never having been much of a Lone Ranger fan, I started thinking about who I would put on a list, drawing from characters in literature, comic strips, movies, etc. Then my head exploded.
Therefore, instead of most important/iconic, I’m doing a five favorites list, like I usually do. The category is television characters (fiction only, people appearing as themselves don‘t count this time).
Here‘s the list my five favorite regularly appearing television characters (in alphabetical order):
- Lt. Columbo (Columbo, 1968-78 on NBC)
- Maynard G. Krebs (The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis, 1959-63 on CBS)
- Maggie O’Connell (Northern Exposure, 1990-95 on CBS)
- Paladin (Have Gun Will Travel, 1957-63 on CBS)
- George "Kingfish" Stevens (Amos & Andy, 1951-53 on CBS)