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Obie

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7/15/2012 12:55:14 PM

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7/10/2012 3:05:21 PM
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Many shows, especially sit-coms, had their "Frank Burns" type character.

M*A*S*H had Frank. I want you to name other sit-coms and to say who you believe was the equivalent character of Frank.

For example, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, clearly and easily Ted Baxter was the "Frank Burns" of that show. He was a bumbling idiot, incompetent, and had an ego the size of Minneapolis.

Sondra Clark was the Frank Burns of "227". She was the annoying neighbor, to Mary & Rose (the Hawkeye & Trapper of "227" if you will).

Another way to characterize a Frank Burns type is somebody who played the "heavy", such as Joe Flynn's character on "McHale's Navy". (R.I.P. Ernest Borgnine...).

St. Elsewhere's Dr. Mark Craig played by William Daniels might qualify a tiny bit as a Frank Burns type, or Charlie Siebert as Dr. Riverside in "Trapper John M.D."

What sitcoms or dramadies can you think of that had a "Frank Burns" equivalent character?



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Obie

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7/15/2012 12:57:52 PM

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7/10/2012 3:05:21 PM
New kind of game...
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Many shows, especially sit-coms, had their "Frank Burns" type character.

M*A*S*H had Frank. I want you to name other sit-coms and to say who you believe was the equivalent character of Frank.

For example, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, clearly and easily Ted Baxter was the "Frank Burns" of that show. He was a bumbling idiot, incompetent, and had an ego the size of Minneapolis.

Sondra Clark was the Frank Burns of "227". She was the annoying neighbor, to Mary & Rose (the Hawkeye & Trapper of "227" if you will).

Another way to characterize a Frank Burns type is somebody who played the "heavy", such as Joe Flynn's character on "McHale's Navy". (R.I.P. Ernest Borgnine...).

St. Elsewhere's Dr. Mark Craig played by William Daniels might qualify a tiny bit as a Frank Burns type, or Charlie Siebert as Dr. Riverside in "Trapper John M.D."

What sitcoms or dramadies can you think of that had a "Frank Burns" equivalent character?



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WDM posted this originally...sounds like fun. The first show I think of is Cheers, with Cliff the postman being the out-it-character.

And Little House had that annoying Nellie.

Miss Ginger

Georgia Girl

Posted:
7/15/2012 3:39:01 PM

Obie wrote:
WDM posted this originally...sounds like fun. The first show I think of is Cheers, with Cliff the postman being the out-it-character.

And Little House had that annoying Nellie.

Miss Ginger

I think Fraiser was the B in Cheers, even though Sam Malone was self-centered and stuck-up a bit, he wasn't bad as Fraiser.

Little House had two, Mrs. Oleson and Nellie.

The other show I think of is my three sons, where Uncle Charlie was always griping and complaining.
<3

moonbeam

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7/16/2012 5:24:25 AM

Georgia Girl wrote:
I think Fraiser was the B in Cheers, even though Sam Malone was self-centered and stuck-up a bit, he wasn't bad as Fraiser.

Little House had two, Mrs. Oleson and Nellie.

The other show I think of is my three sons, where Uncle Charlie was always griping and complaining.
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See, I think you are blurring the lines a little on your picks. I don't think Frasier was a "Frank" type character. He was more like Charles, where he was pompus and thought he was higher class than others (and only at times. After a bit, he became a likeable character). I think for Cheers it would be Rebecca or Diane that was the "Frank" character.

Also, I see Uncle Charlie more as a stubborn Colonel Potter.

Obie

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7/16/2012 12:00:54 PM

moonbeam wrote:
See, I think you are blurring the lines a little on your picks. I don't think Frasier was a "Frank" type character. He was more like Charles, where he was pompus and thought he was higher class than others (and only at times. After a bit, he became a likeable character). I think for Cheers it would be Rebecca or Diane that was the "Frank" character.

Also, I see Uncle Charlie more as a stubborn Colonel Potter.

I agree. A "Frank" character is what we're looking for.

WKRP had their "Frank" with the actor who played Les Nesman. He was a hoot.

And, perhaps Andy Griffith had a "Frank" with the Howard Sprigg role.

Miss Ginger

Georgia Girl

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7/16/2012 6:41:00 PM

Obie wrote:
I agree. A "Frank" character is what we're looking for.

WKRP had their "Frank" with the actor who played Les Nesman. He was a hoot.

And, perhaps Andy Griffith had a "Frank" with the Howard Sprigg role.

Miss Ginger

Mayberry was a peacefull town, it had no Frank! The only person that came close to Frank on Andy Griffith Show was the grumpy appliance store man "Ben" on the first Christmas episode.
But while we're talking about The Andy Griffith Show, I remember seeing Father Mulcahy the other day on it. He played a young fill-in doctor for the old doc of Mayberry, and Howard the Barber and ClarraLou had an amusing conversation about him as he drove up in his convertable. He was wearing a sweater and ice-cream pants, no glasses, and had golf clubs sticking out of the end of his car.
Howard: "I bet he's one of those guys that plays Golllllfff on the weekends, Clarralou."
HAHAHAHAHA, and Mulcahy did look pretty hot, all young and slickered down like a collage boy! <3

Obie

Posted:
7/16/2012 10:17:25 PM

Well, enough of that. Guess it went right over her head.

Georgia Girl

Posted:
7/17/2012 12:10:38 AM

Who did you think was the most attractive out of the whole M*A*S*H bunch? <3

For Me:

1. McLean Stevenson

2. Alan Alda

3. Mike Farrel

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