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:
Maggie Beare, Mother and Son
Kath Day Knight, Kath & Kim
Mike Moore, Frontline
Ja’mie King, Summer Heights High
Ted Bullpitt, Kingswood Country
Sharon Strzelecki, Kath & Kim
Russell Coight, Russell Coight’s All Aussie Adventures
Kim Craig, Kath & Kim
Effie, Acropolis Now
Betty, Hey Dad
Matron Dorothy Conniving-Bitch, Let the Blood Run Free
Nudge, Hey Dad
Alvin Purple, Alvin Purple
Dominic McGooley, My Name’s McGooley, What’s Yours?
*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).
Con the Fruiterer, The Comedy Company
Uncle Arthur, The Comedy Company
Kylie Mole, The Comedy Company
Pixie Anne Wheatley, Fast Forward
Aunty Jack, The Aunty Jack Show
Chenille, Fast Forward
Qantas stewards, Fast Forward
Graham and the Colonel, The Late Show
Milo Kerrigan, Full Frontal
Bargearse, The Late Show
Poida, Full Frontal
Tim & Debbie, Australia You’re Standing In It
Patẻ Biscuit, The Big Gig
*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.
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