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I find myself becoming more and more like Red Foreman everyday. Pretty much everything I say is followed by a mumbled *dumbass!" 

 

Just makes me feel better.

 

Here are a few of the top contenders. And no, animated characters are not allowed.

 

 Archie Bunker.

Fred Sanford

George Jefferson

Red Foreman

 

 

 

 

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You're the best FFT curmudgeon

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Archie Bunker was in a class by himself.

Lou Grant was pretty good

 

 

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Archie

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Red Foreman from that 70's show

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20 hours ago, Thornton Melon said:

Al Bundy

Bundy at #1 by a big margin

Archie Bunker #2

Abe Vigoda as Phil Fish #3

 

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1 minute ago, Mufaletta said:

Bundy at #1 by a big margin

Archie Bunker #2

Abe Vigoda as Phil Fish #3

 

Dating yourself with the Abe reference.  I had the Barney miller board game lol

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5 minutes ago, Cloaca du jour said:

Dating yourself with the Abe reference.  I had the Barney miller board game lol

Very well written show, with solid acting.    No conflict, big or small, that Barney couldn't smooth over in 25 minutes.   

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As others have said, Archie Bunker is in league of his own - not even a contest. 

Not mentioned Mt. Rushmore candidates: 

 

Mr. Woodman - Welcome Back Kotter

Ralph Kramden - Honeymooners

Walt Kowalski - Gran Torino

Ebenezer Scrooge - Christmas Carol

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Charles Grodin

Walter Matthau in everything. 
Andy Rooney 60 minutes. The king of them all. 

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Archie Bunker and Ralph Kramden have got to be 1-2.

I’ve been rewatching Frazier and Martin Crane deserves a mention.

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4 hours ago, Mufaletta said:

Bundy at #1 by a big margin

Archie Bunker #2

Abe Vigoda as Phil Fish #3

 

That's a solid top 3 :thumbsup:

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Oscar the Grouch. 

Carl Frederickson in Up voiced by another curmudgeon on another show

Lou Grant

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Al Bundy was too young for curmudgeon status. And to be a truly great one they should have been  in the big one. I stand by Andy Rooney as the king. I’ll throw Ditka in there as well, for his TV work. 

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I don't like the star being the curmudgeon.  Much better when it's a beloved or behated character. 

Lou Grant

Mr. Roper

Mr. Wilson (#1)

Captain Binghamton (a great one).

Darrin Stephens (#2)

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