TV’s Best Recurring Characters (via lynn m fisher)
For those of you who don’t know, I’m a lover and follower of FRIENDS! I own and frequently watch all of the DVDs. In fact, I’m so familiar with the series that I don’t often miss a FRIENDS reference. It didn’t start out as an obsession (and it’s really not an obsession now; or is it? 🙂 ). In fact, I didn’t start watching FRIENDS when it came on T.V. in 1994. I think I started watching when I started college in ’96. But I managed to catch up. And even then I wasn’t wrapped up in it. I didn’t really start loving it and identifying with the characters until I’d graduated from college and was living on my own. The familiarity with the series didn’t come out of obsession either… I just found myself watching the series when nothing else was on. I’d pop in a DVD and watch a few shows while writing lesson plans or grading papers.
So when I saw a picture of Gunther on WordPress’s Freshly Pressed page, of course I had to take a look! The above blog, which I’ve reblogged (just click “read more” to read in its entirety) for your reading pleasure, sites him as one of T.V.’s best recurring characters. From FRIENDS, I’m not sure I agree! Yes, he has great wit and his ongoing obsession with Rachel was quite funny. But if I were choosing a recurring character from FRIENDS, I would certainly choose Janice Litman!! “Oh. My. God!”
Her laugh. Her accent. Her hair. Her animal print clothing from head to toe (and other horrible clothes!). She was unreal! And what I think I loved more than Janice was the way all the others responded to her! Kudos to Maggie Wheeler for such a fantastically annoying (yet somehow loveable) character.
What Recurring Characters from T.V. would go on your list?