Maggie Beare our favourite sitcom character

Maggie Beare played by Ruth Cracknell in Mother and Son is out most beloved Australian sitcom character.

She edged out Kath Day Knight (Jane Turner) from Kath & Kim, Mike Moore (Rob Sitch) from Frontline and Ja’mie King (Chris Lilley) from Summer Heights High in TV Tonight‘s reader survey.

Just under 1000 surveys were completed in less than a week and here are the first results:

SITCOM
Maggie Beare, Mother and Son
14%
Kath Day Knight, Kath & Kim
12%
Mike Moore, Frontline
12%
Ja’mie King, Summer Heights High
11%
Ted Bullpitt, Kingswood Country
8%
Sharon Strzelecki, Kath & Kim
8%
Russell Coight, Russell Coight’s All Aussie Adventures
7%
Kim Craig, Kath & Kim
7%
Effie, Acropolis Now
5%
Betty, Hey Dad
4%
Wilfred, Wilfred
3%
Pauly, Pizza
2%
Other Option*
2%
Matron Dorothy Conniving-Bitch, Let the Blood Run Free
2%
Nudge, Hey Dad
1%
Alvin Purple, Alvin Purple
1%
Dominic McGooley, My Name’s McGooley, What’s Yours?
1%

*Amongst the “Other” entries Mr G. from Summer Heights High was a popular choice plus Quentin Welcher from Welcher & Welcher.

In the Sketch Comedy stakes, The Comedy Company was a clear winner, with three of the top 4 results. Mark Mitchell’s Con the Fruiterer was the winner here (while three shows ‘tied’ on 12% of the votes, actual votes gave Con the Fruiterer a win).

SKETCH COMEDY:
Con the Fruiterer, The Comedy Company
12%
Uncle Arthur, The Comedy Company
12%
Kylie Mole, The Comedy Company
12%
Pixie Anne Wheatley, Fast Forward
8%
Aunty Jack, The Aunty Jack Show
8%
Chenille, Fast Forward
8%
Qantas stewards, Fast Forward
8%
Graham and the Colonel, The Late Show
7%
Milo Kerrigan, Full Frontal
6%
Bargearse, The Late Show
6%
Poida, Full Frontal
5%
Tim & Debbie, Australia You’re Standing In It
3%
Other Option*
3%
Patẻ Biscuit, The Big Gig
3%

*Other: Lynne Posthlewaite (Magda Szubanski) from Fast Forward, The Australian Fast Bowler from Skithouse, Colin Carpenter (Kim Gyngell) from The Comedy Company, Hunch (Steve Vizard) from Fast Forward and David McGahan (Shaun Micallef) from Full Frontal.

STILL TO COME: Soap, Drama, Kid’s TV, Live animal and Pay TV.

6 Comments:

  1. In the sitcom section, ABC and SBS really dominate. They really do the ground breaking stuff, Mother and Son, Kath and Kim,Frontline, Summer Heights High, Wilfred, Pizza etc.

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