Saturday, April 30, 2011

7 Things: TV Dinner

Rev. Jim
My friend Eric over at had a post the other day which asked readers to submit a list of 7 living people they had never met with whom they would like to share a dinner table.  This started me thinking about other such lists I might want to make (Coming soon- animated dinner guests!), and so today I give you my list of 7 fictional characters from TV shows with whom I would like to break bread.  If you know me at all, then you know that I would invite a group of strange and wonderful folks, some of whom are among the most bizarre figures in television history- because I want a dinner PARTY!  Since I am old and you may not know all of these unique individuals, I will include a word or two of description and the occasional link to a Youtube video.  Enjoy!  And then be sure to leave your own list as a comment. Here we go:
  1. Rev. Jim Ignatowski, Taxi - Played brilliantly by Christopher Lloyd (Doc Brown from Back to the Future) Rev. Jim was a washed out, drugged out hippie who became one of the cabbies in season 2.  His signature moment, and one of the funniest scenes in history, was taking his driving test while his friends tried to help him cheat.  You can see it by clicking  here.
  2. Dr. Sheldon Cooper, The Big Bang Theory - Jim Parsons is simply amazing in this role.  He would no doubt dominate the conversation and make everyone feel like an idiot, but I love him.  Bazinga!
  3. Phoebe Buffay, Friends - Not only would she provide quirky conversation and refuse to eat most everything I served, but she could provide the after-dinner entertainment.  "Smelly cat, smelly cat, what are they feeding you?"
  4. Dr. Walter Bishop, Fringe-  How John Nobles has not won an Emmy for his amazing portrayal of both Walter and the Walternate is beyond me.  His love of bizarre foods and eccentric chat would keep things going, plus he would be an intellectual match for Sheldon.  As long as we let him take his tapioca pudding and his LSD...
  5. Sue Sylvester, Glee - Because no matter how smart or how right everyone else at the table thinks they are, she is smarter and "righter."  Just ask her.
  6. Cosmo Kramer, Seinfeld - It would be worth it just to see him make his signature entrance in to the room, but Kramer would also be so random with his thoughts that the course of the conversation would keep changing all evening.  Plus there had to be a representative from Seinfeld, and I am NOT inviting George...
  7. Dr. Johnny Fever, WKRP In Cincinnati - The ultimate radio personality, Johnny once was once fired from a station for saying "booger" on the air.  He is usually totally "out of it" and would be a dynamite fit with this cast of characters.  Actually, I would take most anyone from the cast of WKRP.  See the video below (a 30 second quick cut of their most famous episode) if you are not familiar with them...

So there's my list.  Dinner would never be same.  And after dinner, I'm teaching them to play Cocktail, the best card game ever.  Now ...who's coming to your  party?


  1. Anonymous4/30/2011

    I would just invite Dr. McDreamy from Grey's Anatomy. No one else is needed... :) - Kelly B.

  2. LOL not exactly what I had in mind, Kelly- but thanks for reading!~

  3. I love this one! I might steal it! :) My 7 - Leroy Jethro Gibbs from NCIS, Chandler Bing from Friends, Carrie Bradshaw from Sex & The City, with Mr. Big of course, Chumley from Pawn Stars, Bear Grylls from Man vs. Wild, and Luke Spencer from General Hospital. That would be a fascinating 7! Can you imagine?!

    Actually, having the whole NCIS cast would be fabulous! And if this is really my dream... I think just having the NCIS cast and the Friends cast over for one big ol' dinner party might just be perfect!

  4. 1. Frasier Crane

    The food would have to have a french name.

    2. Niles Crane

    So Frasier would have someone to talk to about the food.

    3. Barney Fife

    Someone to keep everyone happy and engaged in a conversation about something he knows nothing about.

    4. Desmond Hume

    This guys been lost long enough brouthah.

    5. Ben Linus

    To watch him manipulate everyone at the table.

    6. John Lithgow's character from 3rd rock from the sun. He would ultimately be Ben's henchman as he tries to figure out what is actually going on and constantly calling Mary for advice.

    5. Adrian Monk

    To clean up the place after it's all over.

  5. Great lists, Ryan & Ashley! Thanks for playing along. I have to admit Monk would spice up a party...

  6. Actually I want to sub out #6 for Sean Spencer and Gus from Psych... they can share a chair.


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