Follow us on...
Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Facebook Watch us on YouTube
Register
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 19
  1. #1
    Atomic Punk ZeoBandit's Avatar
    Join Date
    01.29.02
    Age
    41
    Location
    Chicago
    Posts
    17,830
    Favorite VH Album

    F.U.C.K.
    Favorite VH Song

    Humans Being
    Last Online

    12.12.17 @ 06:17 AM
    Likes
    54
    Liked 40 Times in 29 Posts


    Donor

    Default 50 greatest TV icons

    Full list of the 50 greatest TV icons
    Associated Press
    8:37 PM CST, November 13, 2007

    NEW YORK - It doesn't take a psychic in a bejeweled turban to figure out that Johnny Carson landed the top spot.

    But deeper down the ranking of "The 50 Greatest TV Icons," you may find a name that surprises you (or even makes you scratch your head). Which is part of the fun. The list, released to The Associated Press, was compiled by cable's TV Land network and Entertainment Weekly magazine. It's the source of a two-hour TV Land special airing Friday at 7 p.m. CST (and is also featured in the issue of Entertainment Weekly appearing on newsstands the same day). The special counts down from Larry Hagman (No. 50) to Carson, with mini-profiles of each "icon" in turn.

    But what's a TV icon anyway? Someone who "jumps off the screen into your home," says Henry Winkler, who is ranked 32nd, while Regis Philbin (No. 27) says, "If you hang around long enough, they call you an icon."

    Along with human TV stars, the list contains a pooch (Lassie), a Muppet frog (Kermit), a cartoon dad (Homer Simpson) and a full-blown comedy troupe (the original Not Ready for Primetime Players from "Saturday Night Live").

    The list of the top 50 TV icons as compiled by cable's TV Land network and Entertainment Weekly magazine:

    50. Larry Hagman
    49. Calista Flockhart
    48. Jimmy Smits
    47. Simon Cowell
    46. Lassie
    45. Sarah Michelle Gellar
    44. Susan Lucci
    43. Flip Wilson
    42. James Gandolfini
    41. Jon Stewart
    40. Sally Field
    39. Jennifer Aniston
    38. Bea Arthur
    37. George Clooney
    36. Diahann Carroll
    35. Michael J. Fox
    34. Bob Barker
    33. Ellen DeGeneres
    32. Henry Winkler
    31. Sarah Jessica Parker
    30. Alan Alda
    29. John Ritter
    28. Howard Cosell
    27. Regis Philbin
    26. Farrah Fawcett
    25. Heather Locklear
    24. Michael Landon
    23. Barbara Walters
    22. Milton Berle
    21. Kermit
    20. Carroll O'Connor
    19. Andy Griffith
    18. William Shatner
    17. Bob Newhart
    16. David Letterman
    15. "Not Ready for Primetime Players"
    14. Ed Sullivan
    13. Jackie Gleason
    12. Dick Van Dyke
    11. Roseanne
    10. Dick Clark
    9. Homer Simpson
    8. Jerry Seinfeld
    7. Mary Tyler Moore
    6. Carol Burnett
    5. Walter Cronkite
    4. Bill Cosby
    3. Oprah Winfrey
    2. Lucille Ball
    1. Johnny Carson
    "What we are dealing with here, is a complete lack of respect for the law" - Jackie Gleason, Smokey and the Bandit

    www.geocaching.com - The site where you are the search engine.

  2. #2
    Master Bluesman Elwood P.'s Avatar
    Join Date
    01.11.02
    Location
    1060 W. Addison, Chicago
    Posts
    6,040
    Favorite VH Album

    ADKOT
    Favorite VH Song

    Soul Kitchen
    Last Online

    12.12.17 @ 08:17 PM
    Likes
    1,757
    Liked 1,083 Times in 725 Posts


    Premium Member

    Default

    Shatner's gonna be pissed he's not in the top ten.
    "I'm the opposite of Bill Cosby. Diamond Dave always gets your approval." (DLR)

    "Kids, just say NO to marriage". (Al Bundy)

    Rawhide in "A"

    OAA

  3. #3
    Outta Space Cowboy Scotty's Avatar
    Join Date
    01.07.02
    Location
    Virginia, USA
    Posts
    11,022
    Favorite VH Album

    VH I
    Last Online

    12.12.17 @ 09:10 PM
    Likes
    245
    Liked 594 Times in 364 Posts


    Donor

    Default

    The Fonz got screwed.

  4. #4
    Atomic Punk chefcraig's Avatar
    Join Date
    06.01.02
    Location
    A Confederacy of Dunces
    Posts
    19,370
    Last Online

    03.07.10 @ 06:18 AM
    Likes
    0
    Liked 10 Times in 9 Posts

    Where's Adam West and Burt Ward? Starsky and Hutch? Don Adams and Barbara Feldman? Sid Cesar? Ernie Kovaks? Hasselhoff?
    Last edited by chefcraig; 11.14.07 at 11:09 AM.
    "The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man."
    George Bernard Shaw

  5. #5
    Eruption cam-5150's Avatar
    Join Date
    08.21.03
    Age
    28
    Location
    PA
    Posts
    1,496
    Favorite VH Album

    Van Halen, 5150
    Last Online

    10.20.14 @ 09:09 AM
    Likes
    0
    Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    Where the fuck is Jay Leno?

  6. #6
    Outta Space Cowboy Scotty's Avatar
    Join Date
    01.07.02
    Location
    Virginia, USA
    Posts
    11,022
    Favorite VH Album

    VH I
    Last Online

    12.12.17 @ 09:10 PM
    Likes
    245
    Liked 594 Times in 364 Posts


    Donor

    Default

    Uh, I just scanned that list one more time, and Don Knotts is not, in fact, included. I hereby christen this compilation as relevant as a cow pie.

  7. #7
    carpe damn diem billy007's Avatar
    Join Date
    04.19.00
    Age
    54
    Location
    On the wild card line...
    Posts
    28,670
    Favorite VH Song

    "Dance The Night Away"
    Last Online

    12.12.17 @ 06:57 PM
    Likes
    1,045
    Liked 1,345 Times in 922 Posts

    Default

    Calista Flockhart?
    Sarah Michelle Gellar?

  8. #8
    Atomic Punk chefcraig's Avatar
    Join Date
    06.01.02
    Location
    A Confederacy of Dunces
    Posts
    19,370
    Last Online

    03.07.10 @ 06:18 AM
    Likes
    0
    Liked 10 Times in 9 Posts

    Edward R. Murrow, Chet Huntley, David Brinkley, Allan Funt, Tom Selleck, David Janssen, Sonny and Cher, Mike Douglas, Merv Griffin...
    Last edited by chefcraig; 11.14.07 at 11:33 AM.
    "The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man."
    George Bernard Shaw

  9. #9
    Good Enough vhrocker's Avatar
    Join Date
    01.18.06
    Age
    46
    Location
    "Mean Street", Oklahoma
    Posts
    2,197
    Favorite VH Album

    The one I'm listenin' to.
    Favorite VH Song

    Can't pick just one
    Last Online

    01.21.15 @ 08:57 AM
    Likes
    0
    Liked 15 Times in 15 Posts

    Default

    Simom Cowell?????
    ALEX IS GOD!!!

    I've been doin' this for 'bout 20 years now, and I'll tell ya, to this day I still don't know the right drumstick from the left drumstick -Alex Van Halen


  10. #10
    ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ Number 47's Avatar
    Join Date
    10.08.06
    Posts
    29,801
    Last Online

    12.12.17 @ 04:19 PM
    Likes
    1,874
    Liked 6,826 Times in 3,568 Posts


    Premium Member

    Default

    Rod Serling
    Last edited by Number 47; 12.18.07 at 04:31 PM.

  11. #11
    Atomic Punk smithjc's Avatar
    Join Date
    04.12.00
    Location
    The US of A
    Posts
    16,463
    Favorite VH Album

    Women & Children First
    Favorite VH Song

    Fools/All things Halenized
    Last Online

    08.04.17 @ 11:33 PM
    Likes
    130
    Liked 29 Times in 14 Posts


    Donor

    Okay I was looking for Elizabeth Montgomery and she's not on this list. But Calista whatever her name is.

    This list is crap. They missed a lot of the classics. Ally McBeal is by no means a classic anything. This is like one of them Rolling Stone lists.
    RIP - Classic Van Halen

    "A lot of people take Van Halen more seriously than we do." The Diamond One



  12. #12
    Atomic Punk Viking's Avatar
    Join Date
    02.21.03
    Age
    52
    Location
    Mound Valley, Kansas
    Posts
    9,043
    Favorite VH Album

    5150, Fair Warning
    Favorite VH Song

    Dance The Night Away, Dreams
    Last Online

    11.02.17 @ 09:45 PM
    Likes
    37
    Liked 28 Times in 9 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by scotty5150 View Post
    Uh, I just scanned that list one more time, and Don Knotts is not, in fact, included. I hereby christen this compilation as relevant as a cow pie.
    Almost verbatim what I told my fiancee this morning.
    "Viking - last to sleep, first to rise, last to leave, that's how the Nords of old rocked the house." ~ timmac in the 'Texas Linkers' thread talking about yours truly. :-)

  13. #13
    Atomic Punk LLFHS's Avatar
    Join Date
    03.08.04
    Location
    Secret Witness Protection Location
    Posts
    31,731
    Favorite VH Album

    Anything Mike played on
    Favorite VH Song

    Anything Mike played on
    Last Online

    07.30.17 @ 08:59 PM
    Likes
    34
    Liked 60 Times in 35 Posts


    Donor

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by billy007 View Post
    Calista Flockhart?
    Sarah Michelle Gellar?

    My thoughts PRECISELY, bro.
    LowLifeFlatHeadScum

    [sigpic][/sigpic]


    Your Hacked Nude Photo Here!

  14. #14
    Forum Frontman Double Down's Avatar
    Join Date
    10.10.05
    Age
    49
    Location
    Boston
    Posts
    17,911
    Favorite VH Album

    ('78-'84) VH 1; ('86-'95) 5150
    Favorite VH Song

    Dave- I'm The One ; Sam- 5150
    Last Online

    11.17.17 @ 12:11 PM
    Likes
    538
    Liked 1,033 Times in 543 Posts

    Default

    Lists suck.


    I stopped paying attention to them when ESPN did their big SportsCentury list several years ago and Bobby Orr came in at some ridiculous spot like #30, only 3 or 4 spots ahead of Secretariat. I repeat, not only was he not in the top 10-20, but a fucking horse finished roughly 3 spots behind him.
    .
    .
    .
    VH with Dave ('78-'84) - The best years....the "real" VH.
    VH with Sam ('86-'96) - Incredible era....."We have renamed this town 'New Halen!'.
    VH with Gary ('98) - Fucking disaster. WTF was that??
    VH with Wolf/Dave ('12-'15) - Amazing comeback. Smokin' album and tours.

  15. #15
    Sinner's Swing!
    Join Date
    11.21.03
    Posts
    3,080
    Last Online

    07.01.10 @ 06:21 AM
    Likes
    0
    Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    49. Calista Flockhart
    47. Simon Cowell
    45. Sarah Michelle Gellar
    44. Susan Lucci
    41. Jon Stewart
    39. Jennifer Aniston
    31. Sarah Jessica Parker
    11. Roseanne

    I have a problem with this group being on the list (I do like Jon Stewart though).

    How about Peter Falk (Columbo), Mike Douglas, Merv Griffin, the Smothers Bros., Bob Denver (Gilligan). Hell, Pam Anderson deserves to be on this list before Simon Cowell.

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. the greatest guitarist's greatest riff...
    By perticelli in forum Main VH Discussion
    Replies: 67
    Last Post: 01.10.05, 09:20 AM
  2. rock icons
    By THE HULKAMANIAC BROTHER in forum VH Fans Meeting Place (Music Only)
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 04.29.02, 08:12 AM
  3. rock icons
    By THE HULKAMANIAC BROTHER in forum VH Fans Meeting Place (Non-Music)
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 04.27.02, 12:12 PM
  4. aerosmith greatest NEW greatest hit collection
    By BrokenCombs in forum VH Fans Meeting Place (Music Only)
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 11.29.01, 11:07 AM
  5. icons?????
    By Limecuda in forum VHLinks Feedback & Troubleshooting
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 07.15.00, 10:12 AM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •