Hiya, folks! I started off my April Fools series yesterday with a post of my own, but now it’s time to hear from an awesome guest blogger–Zoë of The Sporadic Chronicles of a Beginner Blogger! Zoë’s site is an awesome mix of movie, book, and television reviews, fun movie scenes, quotes, and tons more. I’m sure you follow her, but if you don’t, change that. Right now. Also, she’s currently accepting Top Ten lists, and you should totally send her one (because they’re a blast to write). Anyway, here’s Zoë’s lovely list!
Top 5 Lovable Television Idiots
So Cara was feeling the whole April Fools thing really early. I had no issues with it, especially seeing as she had such a grand idea, something I couldn’t wait to do. This also became a challenge for me, because I am not really a fan of idiots all round, but there are the exceptions that I truly do have a good time with. After thinking a lot about this, I decided to theme my list, too. My Top Five Lovable Television Idiots. Nobody said you had to be dumb to be an idiot, and I agree with that. Some on my list are really smart, but they are totally ridiculous, too!
Morgan Grimes (Chuck)
There was no way he was not going to miss the list. I absolutely love watching Chuck, and the very first time I watched season one all those years ago, Morgan did nothing but gross me out. He is just awful, but he cleans up eventually. That isn’t the important bit though. The important thing is how absolutely outrageous he is, how entertaining and devoted and funny and geeky (no, not the hot kind), and just so socially awkward. I am a big fan of his and find him to be a very integral character of the show, even if it is just to watch him sneaking around and just being a chop.
Honourable Chuck Mention: Lester Patel. Come on… you cannot deny that he is an idiot that provided endless laughs.
Tony DiNozzo (NCIS)
There will always be a place on my list for DiNozzo as a very lovable idiot. I love his constant film quoting and total obsession with them, and the way he is humorous and childish. There is his incessant need to be the best, but also his extreme loyalty. He is funny, witty, smart and just a little mad, too, but he rounds it off well and offers me with plenty of laughs at any given time.
Walter Bishop (Fringe)
Walter is foolish and incredibly intelligent, but his mind is not all sorted out and together, thus resulting in an exceptionally entertaining character that you keep close to you. Having pieces of his brain removed also made him superbly ditzy. His love for Daisy the cow and of red liquorice and LSD is just classic, and his insults are intellectual yet at the same time childlike in their delivery. One particular gem was “Well, we’re all victims of our own gene pool. Someone must have peed in yours.”
Josh Levison (Being Human US)
Josh cracks me up and is just extremely awkward, a situation which is not helped by the fact that he is overly private and secretive (I guess it is understandable when you are a werewolf), but reacts so insanely to situations and is such a worrier. There are so many scenes where I just cringe on his behalf, it is so terrible. He is clever and amusing though, so he is lovable, you cannot help but to enjoy him, flaws and all.
Earl Hickey (My Name Is Earl)
I loved this show. I used to watch it religiously. There was just a massive appeal to Earl, his terrible past deeds and his insistence to work through his karma list to make things right in the universe. Granted, there are so many characters to choose from in this show (Randy and Crab Man come to mind), but Earl was the start of it all. He did stupid things, he went out of his way to make up for stuff, sometimes succeeding, other times exacerbating the situation, but always getting points for trying.
Thanks so much, Zoë! A smashing start for the guest lists, if I do say so myself. 🙂 If you’d like to send a list, too, I’m still accepting them, but please send them ASAP! I already have several lined up and promises for a few more! Just send your write-up to firstname.lastname@example.org whenever you can. No new lists tomorrow, but I will have a very special reblog coming your way. Stay tuned!
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HA! My Top 5 Lovable Television Idiots for Cara just went up over at the Silver Screen Serenade for her April Fools 2014 run, check it out!
Great list, Zoe! : ) Um… I think. Lol. Okay – I don’t watch TV much. However… I did watch My Name Is Earl and LOVED it!! Woohoo!!!! Excellent choice. I also adore Randy. Hell, I love every idiot on that show! : ) Did you watch Raising Hope?
Lol I’m glad to hear that. My Name Is Earl rocked. I caught a few episodes randomly but never carried on. Worth it?
Ah thanks for the stunning words lady! Had so much fun with this!
Thrilled to have you, my friend! No words here that you don’t completely deserve! 🙂
HA HA!!! BEAUTIFUL!!
Nice set. Earl is definitely my favourite. Love the whole non-linear storyline. Time travel in each episode 🙂
😀 Thank you! Always a blast… I should really watch it again!
love Dinozzo cause he reminds me so much of myself, (quoting movies whenever possible). The funny thing is that they only started the movie stuff in season 2 and he actually mentions in season 1 that he doesn’t watch movies. Nice continuity error 🙂
Great list Zoe!
Hahaha imagine that! I love him, he really entertains me no end!
I’ve never seen any of these shows…
Joseph, buddy, you’ve got some serious catching up to do!! Lol. I’ll forgive you though because you’re a Boy Meets World fan. 😉 P.S. Have you seen the Samuel L. Jackson poetry slam about BMW? EPIC.
Love Walter Bishop and Earl!
😀 They are awesome!
I am sad to say the only one of these shows I’ve see is My Name is Earl.
Lady, you’ve got some TV to watch!!
You should totally check them out, they are great!
Aside from Earl, I have no idea who any of these are! Haha 🙂
WHAAAAAAAAA?! But Chris, these are great shows! Fringe is EXCELLENT!
So. Two April Fool’s lists with a total of ten characters from ten TV shows. Number of the characters with which I am familiar? 3.
I think I’m officially failing.
BWAHAHAHAHA I love this comment!
Hahahaha. Clearly, you need to stop having a life and watch more television. 😉
Having a life? I don’t know. I just need to stop watching so many movies. 🙂
Hmm. I don’t know if I’d be willing to make that sacrifice. Hahaha.
I haven’t been. 🙂
Rock solid list, Zoe! What a great feature Cara, I can’t wait to read more of these.
My Name is Earl is a show I’ve definitely been meaning to get into, I have seen one or two epi’s and they were hilarious. If I would add one it would be Steve Carell’s Michael Scott, but then again he might just be the biggest idiot of all time. . .not necessarily a ‘lovable’ T.V. idiot. lol.
Maybe I’d include the entire cast of It’s Always Sunny. . . . . . . .
Thanks a lot Tom! It is a great feature!
I cannot stand Steve Carell so I cannot see him making a list (sorry world, but NO). See, I can agree with that statement.
I have never seen that. Hmmmm, maybe I should?
You don’t like Steve Carell?! Blasphemous words!! You should check out Sunny, Zoe. I feel like you would like it!
Really really, or is this punishment?
Really really! Sunny is quite hilarious.
Alright I will give it a try 🙂
Yeah It’s Always Sunny is damn hilarious. I look at it as Family Guy with live action. haha but better.
Oh dear haha!
Yes on both counts! Love Steve Carell, love Sunny. I need to watch more of both of those shows. P.S. Tom! I sent you an email! Did you get it?
Yes!! So sorry I forgot to reply to that, I’ve been all over the place lately, except for online haha.
Whatever day is good for you, works for me. Sunday would be fine, but Tuesday is equally fine. So I guess I’ll go with Sunday, as soon as possible! 😀
Sunday it is! I shall prep for a post. 🙂
I liked My Name Is Earl the first couple of seasons then I thought it went downhill and wasn’t as funny so I gave up on it.
Ah sucks to hear, but at least you enjoyed this first bit!
Good list Zoe, I never realized there were so many fools on all these crime type shows.
Thanks Melissa! LOL they’re EVERYWHERE!!