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Listomania: The 33 Greatest Television Characters of the 2000s

Listomania: The 33 Greatest Television Characters of the 2000s

Listomania continues, television style, with this rundown of the 33 best characters to grace our television screens over the past ten years. I tried to get clips for all of them, but it was surprisingly impossible to find clips that would embed for a good third. Enjoy:

1. Omar Little (Michael K. Williams, The Wire)

2. G.O.B. Bluth (Will Arnett, Arrested Development)

3. Ruth Fisher (Francis Conroy, Six Feet Under)

4. David Brent (Ricky Gervais, The Office)

5. Carmela Soprano (Edie Falco, The Sopranos)

#6 through #33 after the jump.

6. Buffy Summers (Sarah Michelle Gellar, Buffy The Vampire Slayer)

7. Don Draper (Jon Hamm, Mad Men)

(finding an embeddable clip of Mr. Draper was impossible, so just click here.)

8. Jack Donaughy (Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock)

9. Stephen Colbert (Stephen Colbert, The Colbert Report)

10. Bill Haverchuck (Martin Starr, Freaks and Geeks)

11. Lorelai Gilmore (Lauren Graham, Gilmore Girls)

12. Lucille Bluth (Jessica Walter, Arrested Development)

13. Tony Soprano (James Gandolfini, The Sopranos)

14. Brenda Chenowith (Rachel Griffiths, Six Feet Under)

15. Stringer Bell (Iris Elba, The Wire)

16. Tim Riggins (Taylor Kitsch, Friday Night Lights)

17. Miranda Hobbes (Cynthia Nixon, Sex and the City)

18. Spike (James Marsters, Buffy The Vampire Slayer)

19. Walter White (Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad)

20. Larry David (Larry David, Curb Your Enthusiasm)

21. Joan Holloway (Christina Hendricks, Mad Men)

22. Jimmy McNulty (Dominic West, The Wire)

23. Michael Scott (Steve Carrell, The Office)

24. John Locke (Terry O’Quinn, Lost)

25. Tobias Funke (David Cross, Arrested Development)

26. Dexter Morgan (Michael C. Hall, Dexter)

27. Sydney Bristow (Jennifer Garner, Alias)

28. Valerie Cherish (Lisa Kudrow, The Comeback)

29. Bubbles (Andre Royo, The Wire)

30. Willow Rosenberg (Alyson Hannigan, Buffy The Vampire Slayer)

31. Charlie Kelly (Charlie Day, It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia)

32. Celia Hodes (Elizabeth Perkins, Weeds)

33. Sarah Palin (Tina Fey, Saturday Night Live)

Previous Best of 2000s Lists

Songs of 2000s #1-25
Songs of 2000s #26-50
Songs of 2000s #51-75
Songs of 2000s #76-100
Songs of 2000s #101-125
Songs of 2000s #126-150
Songs of 2000s #151-175
Songs of 2000s #176-200

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