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Can you name the characters appearing in the most episodes of each 2000s TV show?
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Aug 3rd, 2011 at 11:47 GMT
Awesome picks! Thanks!! Can't believe that Malcolm in the Middle was in the 2000s! Feels like longer ago than that!
Aug 3rd, 2011 at 14:36 GMT
A lot of CBS sitcoms, maybe get an HBO show (The Wire or Entourage?)in there for one?
Aug 3rd, 2011 at 15:54 GMT
@dtmich: Yeah, since I don't watch CBS, that threw me off a bit. Still, 5 globes.
Aug 3rd, 2011 at 21:08 GMT
Good quiz, agreed with dtmich though.
Aug 4th, 2011 at 06:55 GMT
Maybe accept Bert for Bertram Cooper? It's what people usually call him on the show, I think.
Aug 4th, 2011 at 14:01 GMT
potential for a lot of sequels. great quiz!
Aug 9th, 2011 at 01:53 GMT
Is it weird that I feel guilty about forgetting Harry Crane?
Aug 9th, 2011 at 23:02 GMT
Ryan from the Office was gone for awhile when he got promoted and when he went to Thailand or something. He is not in more episodes than Michael. Also I'm pretty sure Ken Cosgrove was not in a few episodes of Mad Men as he was not part of the new company when it started last season. Both the actors were probably credited but didn't actually appear in many episodes. This quiz is wrong.
Game published: Sep 6th, 2011 at 22:36 GMT
Sep 6th, 2011 at 22:56 GMT
when is this current of? Lily definitively took some time off of HIMYM for her real life pregnancy. Also Penny was out for a couple of episodes of the big bang theory with a broken leg. The order might still be right but the episode totals are wrong.
Sep 6th, 2011 at 23:11 GMT
Now did people get Jack Shephard when thinking of Jack Bauer? Or did people get Jack Bauer when thinking of Jack Shephard?.........LOST
Sep 6th, 2011 at 23:12 GMT
Ryan was also out for a lot of The Office.
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Sep 6th, 2011 at 23:25 GMT
i hate the office
Sep 6th, 2011 at 23:35 GMT
I agree with ilovekelly, for many reason, but most importantly because Ryan was missing for major parts of several seasons. For example, his character was jailed. He may have been shown in the credits, but he never actually appeared in many episodes.
Bakertm is also correct. Katey Cuoco missed two episode with a broken leg and then was not seen from the waist down for a couple of months after a horse-riding accident.
imdb is notoriously inaccurate about these things.
Sep 6th, 2011 at 23:36 GMT
tough quiz, got mostly all Big Bang and Two and a Half Men.
Sep 6th, 2011 at 23:45 GMT
What episode of Lost was hurley one without all of the others, or is is just that they each missed one?
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Sep 7th, 2011 at 00:17 GMT
Good quiz but I think that the UK office characters need to be accepted as the rest are on mainstrem telly here but the us office is only on the higher number channels. (The Office also soley refers to the UK version as it was first ;))
Sep 7th, 2011 at 00:18 GMT
Also was francis not in Alaska for a long time, surely you cannot count his appearance in the credits?
Sep 7th, 2011 at 00:27 GMT
@Bowbow - I think they are counting the bonus episode on the DVD as an extra episode for Hurley and Ben.
Sep 7th, 2011 at 00:37 GMT
Jeez, Kim Bauer. Has a character ever done more dumb things in the course of a show?
Sep 7th, 2011 at 00:40 GMT
I agree that "Bert" should be accepted for Bertram Cooper. Also, I couldn't come up with Harry Crane's name, either. As for Francis in Alaska, they had a number of episodes that showed his experiences there, although I was also surprised at the number of appearances given him here.
Sep 7th, 2011 at 01:26 GMT
It looks like googlebird got his data from IMDb, where the characters are listed by amount of episodes credited in. Although Hannigan and Cuoco, etc took some episodes off, since they're regulars they still get credited in each episode, so it wouldn't appear any differently on IMDb.
Sep 7th, 2011 at 01:28 GMT
@propellerhead I thought of her and honestly couldn't remember her name because I always mentally referred to her as "that idiot." The only thing left for her to do wrong was run with scissors, and I was hoping there'd be a cameo of that in the final episode.
Sep 7th, 2011 at 01:42 GMT
GREAT quiz. The british version of The Office is my all time favorite show.
Sep 7th, 2011 at 01:50 GMT
lily missed two episodes
Sep 7th, 2011 at 03:06 GMT
lily (alyson hannigan) missed some episodes due to her pregnancy in how i met your mother. And also Penny (kaley cuoco) missed some too, appearently she had a broken arm or something like that
Sep 7th, 2011 at 03:14 GMT
IMDB lists the number of episodes based on how many times they are credited, not how many episodes the actual character appeared in. A nearly identical quiz was already published: http://www.sporcle.com/games/susanlyn/MostEpisodes and people went crazy for exactly the same, and correct, reasons. It is just plain wrong, and I am surprised after the issues with the last quiz that this one got made as well.
Sep 7th, 2011 at 03:33 GMT
So does this quiz include episodes of series that have not aired? I cant imagine that Charlie Sheen missed ten episodes of his show before this season.
Sep 7th, 2011 at 03:53 GMT
This quiz proves that clearly more people need to watch Mad Men.
Sep 7th, 2011 at 08:32 GMT
It's Elliot REID not REED.
Sep 7th, 2011 at 09:35 GMT
You should accept Temp for Ryan Howard.
Sep 7th, 2011 at 13:00 GMT
Only 75% of people got Malcolm?
Sep 7th, 2011 at 15:14 GMT
The episodes arent all that correct. From the three i know (Two and a half men, Scrubs, Lost) a lot of the characters were missing from some episodes, especially Lost. I think in Lost Sun was only in about 85 of the 114 episodes she was credited with.
Sep 7th, 2011 at 15:58 GMT
I could see how bj novak might be credited a lot because he is also a writer on the office. But to say that ryan was in that many episodes is just false.
Sep 7th, 2011 at 17:12 GMT
Sep 8th, 2011 at 01:19 GMT
there's no way Ken Cosgrove was in all 52 episodes. quiz is not current
Sep 8th, 2011 at 09:56 GMT
I've done something similar for UK TV programmes - http://www.sporcle.com/games/TessSGS/tv-characters-in-most-uk-episodes
Sep 8th, 2011 at 09:57 GMT
Paxman's Mate, there were only a handful of UK Office shows ever made, so the character would NEVER have racked up the same number of episodes.
Sep 9th, 2011 at 22:19 GMT
YES! I got all the Office names. SUCCESS!
Oct 23rd, 2011 at 20:18 GMT
All of your numbers are wrong. You're basically just listing the number of times each actor was in the opening credits. Nobody is in every episode of Lost, and only Don is in all 52 episodes of Mad Men. Do your research next time beyond IMDb.
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