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Feb 2nd, 2011 at 00:32 GMT
Definitley should just accept first names for this. Otherwise it's way too hard
Feb 2nd, 2011 at 00:40 GMT
agree with 12lehmae the last names are totally unnecessary.
Feb 2nd, 2011 at 00:53 GMT
Thanks for the feedback. I had wanted to avoid having one entry count for a bunch of answer but first and last name seems to be too hard. It will now accept whatever name is commonly used for referring to the character. This may be just a first name, just a last name, a nickname, or a title such as Dr and then the last name. I haven't actually seen every one of these shows so if something should be added let me know.
Feb 2nd, 2011 at 01:54 GMT
I'd recommend accepting first names, and also accepting last names. Right now it won't accept "Houlihan" or "Klinger."
Feb 2nd, 2011 at 21:11 GMT
Very good idea, but I also think you should accept last names. Right now it accepts just David but not Palmer for 24, which I find a bit strange, and I'd also accept just Kirk for Captain Kirk. Otherwise a great quiz!
Feb 3rd, 2011 at 01:38 GMT
Can you accept just "Feeny"?
Feb 5th, 2011 at 05:28 GMT
It needs to accept "Kelso" and "Switek," too.
Feb 5th, 2011 at 18:44 GMT
It wouldn't tkae just "Kirk".
Feb 6th, 2011 at 01:31 GMT
Should accept "Sonny" for Det Crockett of Miami Vice and "OBrian" for Chloe from 24.
Game published: Feb 27th, 2011 at 16:03 GMT
Feb 27th, 2011 at 16:28 GMT
Wow, I named every character on Seinfeld I could think of and I still was surprised at the last answer.
Feb 27th, 2011 at 16:32 GMT
Bones should be acceptable for Dr. McCoy
Feb 27th, 2011 at 16:34 GMT
I don't think Margaret was in every MASH episode. She was not in the one where Hawkeye was injured and spent the whole time talking to a Korean family. she was not in the first interview episode and was not in the one where Radar and the doctors where on the bus that broke down.
Feb 27th, 2011 at 16:49 GMT
This is a list of credits not appearances for some actors. There were only 154 episodes of The West Wing and I don't think anyone appeared in all of them, but definitely not the late John Spencer who died during the filming of the final season.
Feb 27th, 2011 at 16:50 GMT
Please accept "cashier from Monk's" for the Seinfeld one. Or maybe just "cashier"? Also: it doesn't accept "Reid" for Scrubs.
Feb 27th, 2011 at 16:50 GMT
The quiz seems inconsistent on when first names are accepted. Also, the Seinfeld thing is a little cheap, since the character in question was an extra for most of her 101 "appearances" who only ever had 3 speaking lines total. I think it would be a lot better to have Newman as the 5th answer, with the extra as a nice bonus answer. My two cents.
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Feb 27th, 2011 at 16:52 GMT
Unfortunately How I met your Mother and Big Bang theory are not on here, although they would be rather easy
Feb 27th, 2011 at 17:00 GMT
why doesn't george work for george feeny?
Feb 27th, 2011 at 17:01 GMT
What's the deal with Ovaltine? The jar 's round, the mug is round. They should call it roundtine.
Feb 27th, 2011 at 17:11 GMT
L.A. Law really hasn't stood the test of time, has it? I'm pretty sure more people know Corbin Bernsen for his role in "Major League" at this point. I only got the final Seinfeld answer because I thought that her name was that of a character on Wings.
Feb 27th, 2011 at 17:13 GMT
How come you have to type Father Mulcahy instead of just Mulcahy?
Feb 27th, 2011 at 17:16 GMT
There is no source listed - but if it's IMDB, they usually go by how many times the name is in the credits rather than appearances. For a quick example, Kramer and George were not in "The Pen", but only Kramer was not in "The Chinese Restaurant" - so it's impossible for Kramer and George to be in the same number of episodes. I'm surprised this quiz made it to the front page - it's kind of shoddy.
Feb 27th, 2011 at 17:28 GMT
get rid of the parenthetical stuff in the directions. That led me to think just first or just last names would be accepted. Without the parentheses, it reads, "First and last name or name by which character was most commonly called is accepted for each." That is much more understandable.
Feb 27th, 2011 at 17:30 GMT
So, Drew Carey wasn't in every episode of "The Drew Carey Show"?????
Feb 27th, 2011 at 17:32 GMT
Also, Donna in the West Wing had the full name Donnatella. Just saying, as, particularly for Carla fronm Cheers, you've been quite specific. I second the point about the numbers forWest Wing not being right!
Feb 27th, 2011 at 17:33 GMT
I'm afraid I have to agree with benshore. I very much like the concept, but there are some problems. First, there is rather significant inconsistency about what names are accepted. For example, I can type 'Kirk' but 'Mulcahy' has to be 'Father Mulcahy'; 'Dillon' is ok but 'Bartlet' had to be 'Josiah Bartlet.' Second, I think the choice of shows is odd. I think a quiz so large should be limited to iconic shows, such that people who don't find time for as much TV still have some sort of chance. 'Boy Meets World' or 'JAG' seem to be a little obscure to me. Third, I might like to see actors/actresses names accepted, as well as their character names. That would give me a better chance at shows that I am familiar with, but haven't watched much (or haven't seen in a long time). For example, I know all of the actors from Wings, but it's been 10 years since I saw the show so I don't remember any of their character names. Just my two cents.
Feb 27th, 2011 at 17:48 GMT
i think that "Dillon" and "Marshall Dillon" should be acceptable for Matt Dillon.
Feb 27th, 2011 at 17:54 GMT
I liked this quiz, but I certainly was just thinking of the names of people I know for most of the 20 minutes.
Feb 27th, 2011 at 18:00 GMT
got only the 4 of these shows i've seen. Seinfeld, KOQ, Drew Carey, and 24, rest got a few guessing random names...
Feb 27th, 2011 at 18:33 GMT
Good idea, but (as others have noted) desperately needs some consistency.
Feb 27th, 2011 at 18:39 GMT
What episode of Star Trek did not have Kirk (other than the original pilot, which never aired)?
Feb 27th, 2011 at 18:40 GMT
cocky is correct about M*A*S*H. Margaret was not in the episodes that were mentioned. I would like to add that the names of the episodes were "Hawkeye", "The Interview", and "The Bus".
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Feb 27th, 2011 at 18:45 GMT
LOST was a pretty big omission for this quiz, much better than most of these shows.
Feb 27th, 2011 at 18:52 GMT
Anyone else only get Carla and Sam from Cheers only by guessing on Scrubs and Sex and the City?
Feb 27th, 2011 at 18:58 GMT
If nothing else this tells me which shows I've never seen.
Feb 27th, 2011 at 19:10 GMT
I was SURE that the stats for ER were messed up, & suspicious of a few others that have been mentioned, too. But go to IMDB and check out either the name of the series, or the actor's page, which also has an episode by episode guide to appearances. If the quiz creator used IMDB as her source, she is correct.
Feb 27th, 2011 at 19:18 GMT
There were 234 episodes of The Drew Carey Show. Drew was in all of them. I henceforth declare shenanigans on this quiz.
Feb 27th, 2011 at 19:21 GMT
Got the 5th MASH answer just by typing "and". Id have gotten it anyway, but might want to fix that.
Feb 27th, 2011 at 19:26 GMT
IMDB is undoubtedly the source for this quiz, and is (unfortunately) not the best source for this kind of information. An actor only appears in an episode, as far as IMDB is concerned, when someone adds them to the cast of that specific episode. So, for example, nobody has added the main cast of the Drew Carey show to the episode "Burning Down the House" (along with many other season 9 episodes) and so those episodes don't count toward the main casts's total, even though many of them (namely Drew Carey) were undoubtedly in those episodes.
Feb 27th, 2011 at 19:47 GMT
How come 'Hawkeye' is accepted but not 'Radar?'
Feb 27th, 2011 at 19:47 GMT
Can't believe that Larry, Darryl and Darryl weren't in every episode of Newhart. I don't recall ever seeing en episode where they didn't show up.
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