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- July 13, 2007 at 5:06 PM #43566AnonymousGuest
I just saw a press release come across the wire about Entertainment Weekly and TV Land doing a 50 Greatest TV Icons show. So, my mind started to wander and now I wondering who’s going to make the top 50 (according to EW and TV Land, of course). My 1st place hunch is Oprah, followed by a close second, Mark Summers (of Double Dare). Then, maybe Andy Samberg…
Needless to say, the icons of my generation [EDIT: my generation, oops, I mean my scary mind] may not be what they’re after. But I’m curious to know who you’re thinking of. Whether it’s in your narrow or wide perspective on TV personalities, please share…
Andy Griffith, Lucille Ball, Johnny Carson, Bob Barker, Pat Sajak, Matt Groening, Jackie Gleason, Simon Cowell, Regis Philbin, The Brady Bunch (yes, all of them X-D ), Jerry Seinfeld, Tim Allen, Jay Leno, and… that’s all I can muster up right now. 😀
Ed Sullivan, Walter Cronkite, Carroll O’Connor, Carol Burnett, Bill Cosby, James Garner, Edward R. Murrow, George Burns & Gracie Allen, Dinah Shore, Bob Newhart, Peter Falk, Farrah, Phil Donahue, Howard Cosell, Dick Van Dyke, Mary Tyler Moore, The Simpsons, Sid Caeser, Don Knotts, Tom Selleck, David Letterman, Barbara Eden, Larry Hagman. Guess it really depends on how far back they want to go and what they want to consider iconic.
TV Land does something similar every few years and I don’t think that Oprah would be number one on their list. I think Andy Griffith, Johnny Carson, Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz and Bob Barker will be up near the top. They tend to prefer things (sometimes they do shows, sometimes people, etc.) influential to others on TV, not influential to viewers.
Am I the only one who sees Bob Hope as one of those? Is my little world really that different from everyone else?