His and Hers: Sitcom supporters

His and Hers is a weekly discussion of a question or topic relating
to marriage. On Friday, my wife and I each write our thoughts on the week’s
topic. I invite others to do the same with their spouses as an exercise in
celebrating marriage. This week’s question is our entry into MCF’s Blog Party:

Who are your three favorite supporting characters
in a sitcom?

Mrs. Happy’s response

Dewey, from Malcolm in the Middle, for his clueless innocence.

Stewie, from Family Guy, for his snide intellectualism.

Turk, from Scrubs, for his humor and loyalty.

Hmm… and these are qualities I happen to appreciate in Curt as
well. Fascinating.

Curt’s response

Hank Scorpio

He appeared on exactly one episode of The Simpsons, but he was
the perfect embodiment of the truism that nice does not mean good. He was
a diabolical James Bond villain bent on world domination as well as a gregarious
and benevolent CEO who genuinely cared about the welfare and morale of his
employees/henchmen. I also loved that dichotomy in Mayor Richard Wilkins III,
Harry Groener’s character
on Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Harry
"the Hat"

Harry Anderson played this con man who made an appearance on
a couple of episodes of Cheers. He helped the Cheers gang out of a
real tight spot or two, then robbed them blind and left them feeling good about
it.

Sideshow Bob

I didn’t want to use two characters from the same show, but I
can’t not include Kelsey Grammar’s stunning voice work and the delicious writing
that made Sideshow Bob one of the best comedic villains ever. Bob is a highly
intelligent, inherently dignified man trapped in the body of a bumbling clown. He wants
desperately to make the world a better place and is thwarted on all sides by
human stupidity and Bart. This drives him insane, and why wouldn’t it?

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