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Thread #163909 Message #3915865
Posted By: Bill D
08-Apr-18 - 10:21 AM
Thread Name: BS: Most Irritating Screen Characters
Subject: RE: BS: Most Irritating Screen Characters
Acme... yes, Frank Burns.. (Larry Linville). To be fair, he decided himself that the Burns character was no longer working and opted out.
I don't know is anyone else here was caught up in the BritCom "Last of the Summer Wine", but I tolerated most of the odd characters until they got to the last couple of seasons and introduced Luther "Hobbo" Hobdyke, played by Russ Abbot. He made Frank Burns look good.
There was also Babs Avery(Helen Turaya) who was beyond gross and lasted only one season.
In another BritCom, "Still Open All Hours", a revival of a successful program from years before, they introduced several amazingly bad characters, of which the worst was "Gastric" (Tim Healy)