10 Spoilers: They Died.

Having a lead character die during a successful run of a Tee Vee series, used to be a way for the actor to move on to bigger and better things, but now it’s just another jerk on our emotions in an attempt to create buzz.

Check out these ten characters who died in Tee Vee series during the run:

  1. Mrs. Landingham – West Wing. Why isn’t this in reruns instead of another Law and Order?
  2. Adriana – Sopranos. Wham, Blam-Blam, thank you ma’am.
  3. Nate – Six Feet Under. Can’t argue with the logic of having a Tee Vee show about death have a main character die.
  4. Dr. Mark Greene – ER. Smarmy little fart deserved the fate. (The character, not the actor. I don’t know the actor personally, do you?)
  5. Denny – Izzie’s boyfriend on Grey’s Anatomy. She was way to hot for him anyway. Even in scrubs.
  6. Mr. Hooper – Sesame Street. This was a real blow to my psyche. Sesame Street did a great job of bringing me back from the brink.
  7. Lt. Colonel Henry Blake – M*A*S*H*. Yes, I sat in stunned silence as Radar read the bulletin to a packed O.R. I still do even though I’ve seen the episode a bazillion times.
  8. Somebody on Lost – never got into the program, and seems like there were three years that passed between seasons. I can’t remember what I watched this morning.
  9. Edith Bunker – All in The Family. Now that was sad.
  10. Hoss – Bonanza. He really died, but I can’t remember if it was worked into the series. I bet Nancy does because aside from Law and Order, Bonanza is her favorite background noise.

Speaking of death, when will Dexter be on again?

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10 Spoilers: They Died. — 2 Comments

  1. 11. George’s fiancee, Susan, on Seinfeld.
    12. Leo on The West Wing. (John Spencer, the actor, had died in real life.)
    13. J.R. on Dallas. Oh, wait a minute. Erase that.
    14. Chuckles the Clown on The Mary Tyler Moore Show. (He was a very minor character, but the episode about his funeral is a TV classic.)
    15. Coach, the original bartender on Cheers. (The actor — I can’t remember his name — had died. Coach’s death was written in, although I don’t think there was an episode specifically devoted to it.)
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