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Title: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 22, 2011, 05:30:52 PM
Hey folks and welcome to the 54th List of Crap where we finally determine who's #1 in #2 (eeeeew).  The votes are tallied and the show is ready to role for the best supporting cohorts of all time.  This WILL spark debate (I admit, there's one entry that REALLY got under my skin) and there will be joyous celebration!  But we won't be going in alone!

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Hello, all.  I am Torgo the White, psychopomp, manager and counselor to the residents of second banana heaven.  It took a while but I've decided to release the reports from my desk regarding the second bananas of Second Banana Heaven.  Also, I will occasionally release reports on second bananas I've been spying for future SBH candidacy!  So let's get this show on the road.
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 22, 2011, 06:47:07 PM
50 – Butters Stotch
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23 points          
2 of 15 lists
Top Vote: #13 Monty
 
   
Sycophancy Level: 9/10
Leopold "Butters" Stotch is a fictional character in the animated television series South Park. He is voiced by series co-creator Matt Stone and loosely based on co-producer Eric Stough. He is a fourth-grade student who commonly has extraordinary experiences not typical of conventional small-town life in his fictional hometown of South Park, Colorado. Butters is cheerful, naive, optimistic, and more passive relative to the show's other child characters, and can become increasingly anxious, especially when faced with the likelihood of his parents' punishments.

Butters debuted as a background character when South Park first aired on August 13, 1997, and his role gradually increased as the series progressed, beginning with the show's sixth season (2002).

Butters attends South Park Elementary as part of Mr. Garrison's 4th grade class. In "AWESOM-O", he says his birthday is on September 11th. During the show's first 58 episodes (1997 through the season four episode "4th Grade" in 2000), Butters and the other main child characters were in the third grade. He lives in South Park as the only child of Stephen and Linda Stotch, by whom he perpetually faces the looming prospect of getting grounded. When the character of Kenny McCormick was temporarily written off the show near the end of the fifth season (2001), Stan Marsh, Kyle Broflovski, and Cartman allow Butters into their group as the "fourth friend",[1] a role he continued to fill until midway through season six. During this period, the boys would often take advantage of Butters's mild temperament by making him a stooge in their own personal schemes. The three eventually ousted him in favor of Tweek Tweak.

As a result, Butters vengefully adopted the alter ego of Professor Chaos. Intending to be a supervillain, Professor Chaos wears a green cape, and a helmet and gauntlets constructed out of cardboard and aluminum foil (a parody of Marvel Comic's Dr. Doom). Butters as Professor Chaos received much focus during the back-to-back episodes "Professor Chaos" and "Simpsons Already Did It", where he took on his younger friend Dougie as his sidekick General Disarray and ultimately failed at their several ill-prepared attempts to create "worldwide chaos". Professor Chaos has occasionally made a few appearances since, appearing to be a known supervillain to South Park's police force. Despite being displaced from both his role as the "fourth friend" and from the eventual return of Kenny, Butters has continued to be a major character in recent seasons. Still the social outcast, he has nevertheless been seen spending considerable amount of time with the other children, and continues to be a frequent source of help to Cartman, while also being the main victim of Cartman's pranks and manipulation (for instance in the season 11 episode "Cartman Sucks" Cartman goes on numerous sleepovers with Butters so he can pull pranks on him while he sleeps). Though the act is customarily performed by Stan or Kyle, Butters will occasionally reflect on the lessons he has attained during the course of an episode with a brief speech, and will sometimes muster up enough courage to act as the voice of reason when his parents or other adults in town engage in irrational behavior.

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 Torgo the White’s Annual Progress Report

With his “go get him” attitude and overall cheerfulness, Butters has become a popular addition to second banana heaven, making many friends and having a good time.  Yet, distressingly enough, he’s actually the most victimized and used person here and considering that this is a place of whipping boys and former victims, that’s sad.  We need to keep him away from Mr. Haney, because that’s just a one sided battle of wills.

http://www.youtube.com/v/vryU5gR5-Hw
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 22, 2011, 07:10:50 PM
49 – Ed Norton
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23 points             
2 of 15 lists
Top Vote: #12 Darth Geek
 
   
Sycophancy Level: 4/10
Played by Art Carney; a New York City sewer worker and Ralph's best friend (and upstairs neighbor). He is considerably more good-natured than Ralph, but nonetheless trades insults with him on a regular basis. Ed (typically called "Norton" by Ralph and sometimes his own wife) often gets mixed up in Ralph's schemes, and his carefree and rather dimwitted nature usually results in raising Ralph's ire, while Ralph often showers him with verbal abuse and throws him out of the apartment when Ed irritates him. Ed and Ralph are both members of the fictional Raccoon Lodge ("An Emergency meeting is an Emergency meeting -- never a poker game. An Executive Meeting, that's a poker game."). According to Entertainment Weekly he is one of the "greatest sidekicks." Ed worked for the NY sewer department and described his job as a "Sub-supervisor in the sub-division of the department of sub-terranian sanitation, I just keep things moving along". He served in the United States Navy, and used his G.I. Bill money to pay for Typing School, but felt he was unable to work in an office as he hated working in confined spaces. The relatively few scenes set in the Norton apartment showed it to have the same layout as the Kramden's, but far more nicely furnished. Though Norton makes the same salary as Ralph ("Sixty-two dollars a week!"), their higher standard of living might be explained by Norton's freer use of credit; at one point he admits to having nineteen charge accounts.

In 1999 TV Guide ranked him number 2 on its 50 Greatest TV Characters of All Time list.

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 Torgo the White’s Annual Progress Report

Finally released from the oppressive shadow of Ralph Kramden, Ed Norton can finally do things at his own pace without anyone telling him “WILL YOU HURRY UP ALREADY.”  Unfortunately, now he move a bit slow and seems to spend days limbering up and procrastinating even when simply going to the bathroom.

http://www.youtube.com/v/qDp2OTi_4Jk
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas
Post by: D.B. Barnes on November 22, 2011, 07:17:10 PM
GAME ON!!!

And, as usual, right out of the gate, I've been painfully reminded of an egregious oversight. Let the regretful shame-fest begin!!!
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 22, 2011, 07:26:35 PM
48 – Max
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24 points             
1 of 15 lists
Top Vote: #2 Pak Man
 
   
Sycophancy Level: 3/10
Max is an anthropomorphic "hyperkinetic, three-foot rabbity thing" with white fur, but prefers being called a lagomorph. Max retains few characteristics consistent with a rabbit, with permanently rigid ears set in an excited posture and a huge jaw normally stuck in a crazed grin. Unhinged, uninhibited and near psychotic, Max enjoys violence and tends to prefer the aggressive way of solving problems, seeing the world as little more than a vessel for his "pinball-like stream of consciousness". This creates a seeming disregard for self-preservation; Max will revel in dangerous situations with little impression that he understands the risks he faces. As a result, Max is usually enthusiastic to engage in any activity, including being used by Sam as a cable cutter or an impromptu bludgeon. Despite this, Max possesses a sharp mind and an observational nature, and enjoys interpreting new experiences in as unpredictable manner as possible. However, Max has a distaste for long stories and occasionally loses focus during lengthy scenes of plot exposition; by his own admission, Max possesses a particularly short attention span. Despite his seemingly heartless personality, he believes strongly in protecting Sam. However, Max can still act violently towards his friend, stating that when he dies he will take Sam with him. Moreover, Max is extremely possessive of Sam and their status as partners and best friends. Max traditionally carries a Luger pistol, but as he wears no clothes, other characters often make comments as to where Max keeps it on his person. Purcell considers Max to be representative of pure id, the uncoordinated instinctual trends of the human psyche.

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 Torgo the White’s Annual Progress Report

I’m very, very worried about him.  At first we thought he would be fit for the second banana petting zoo.  First he began heavily petting anyone who came over to him.  Then things got weird.  Then bloody.  There’s no death in second banana heaven, but it turns out there is mind-breaking horror.

http://www.youtube.com/v/4yWnnk9fyJE
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas
Post by: MontyServo on November 22, 2011, 07:48:22 PM
Sure it is just a typo, but I did not have ed norton on my list.

And yay butters!
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 22, 2011, 07:57:53 PM
48 – Fozzie Bear
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24 points             
1 of 15 lists
Top Vote: #2 Darth Geek
 
   
Sycophancy Level: 3/10
Fozzie Bear is a Muppet, created by Jim Henson. He is an orange, particularly fuzzy bear who works as a stand-up comic and has a catchphrase, "Wocka Wocka Wocka". Shortly after telling the joke, he is usually the target of rotten tomatoes and ridicule, especially from hecklers Statler and Waldorf. He wears a brown hat and a polka-dot necktie.

Fozzie's mother Emily Bear (performed by Jerry Nelson) appeared in A Muppet Family Christmas special. To Fozzie's surprise, she was friends with Statler and Waldorf, despite the heckling they inflict on him. In The Great Muppet Caper, Kermit the Frog and Fozzie are questionable news reporters and apparently twin brothers. Fozzie also has a cousin who appeared in the first season of The Muppet Show, also performed by Frank Oz. In the Muppet Movie Fozzie makes reference to his uncle, whose Studebaker he traded in while his uncle was hibernating.

Since the early days of The Muppet Show, Fozzie has often interacted with Kermit as he is Kermit's best friend. Fozzie got Kermit to reluctantly assist him for one of his best-known monologues, "Good Grief! The Comedian's a Bear!", and has also had quite a bit of interaction with Kermit backstage.

In Episode 115, Fozzie constantly annoys Kermit with a running gag, delivering a number of pun items, such as a "wire" and a "letter" for Kermit the Frog which turned out to be a clothes wire and the letter R, respectively.

Another running gag is Fozzie's hat — as a bear, he is naturally covered with fur, all over. However, upon removing his hat, it is clear that his head shape is modeled on the pate of a baldheaded man — thus, the juxtaposition of being both furred and bald simultaneously.

Kermit and Fozzie have also frequently been paired together in countless movies, books, and specials. In The Muppet Movie, Fozzie is the first Muppet that Kermit meets on his journey. After Fozzie's unsuccessful comedy performance at the El Sleezo Cafe, Kermit invited Fozzie to come to Hollywood with him. The two friends sing the duet "Movin' Right Along" in the film. Several episodes show Fozzie as dedicated to Kermit, usually responding to his instructions with a chipper "Yes sir." On those rare occasions when Kermit must be away from the theater, he invariably leaves Fozzie in charge of the show, although he equally invariably regrets it.

Fozzie was also frequently teamed up with Rowlf the Dog. In Episode 101, Fozzie plays a western bandit to Rowlf's role as a western hero. Fozzie also appeared in two Veterinarian's Hospital sketches, in which Rowlf starred as Dr. Bob.

In Episode 218, Rowlf learns that Fozzie could play the piano, and they play the piano together in a performance of "English Country Garden". Rowlf has also played back-up to Fozzie's renditions of "Hi-Diddle-Dee-Dee (An Actor's Life for Me)" and "I've Got Rhythm". During the latter number, Rowlf attempts to help Fozzie with his singing but is finally reduced to changing the hapless bear's lyrics to "I Don't Got Rhythm." The young incarnations of Fozzie and Rowlf are also frequently paired together on Muppet Babies.

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 Torgo the White’s Annual Progress Report

Fozzie Bear has finally found a place free of Statler and Waldorf and oh, so many critics.  He’s even found a lot of people who appreciate his sense of humour.  Unfortunately, he might be getting too big.  It’s starting to get like a Jay Leno vibe here.  Will he remember his friend.  I think if we find another muppet to bring up here, it’s keep him down to Earth.  Gonzo maybe?

http://www.youtube.com/v/MMR5JVo21wQ
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas
Post by: Darth Geek on November 22, 2011, 08:15:07 PM
 :D I love Fozzie! My favorite of the primary muppet characters.

Glad you mentioned the "Good Grief! The Comedian's a Bear!" routine
https://www.youtube.com/v/eH2coWVi9Vg?version=3&hl=en_US
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 22, 2011, 08:21:03 PM
48 – Daisuke Jigen
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24 points             
1 of 15 lists
Top Vote: #2 Psycho Goatee
 
   
Sycophancy Level: 6/10
Daisuke Jigen (次元 大介 Jigen Daisuke) is a fictional character in Monkey Punch's Lupin III series.

Jigen is master thief Arsène Lupin III's marksman. He can perform a 0.3-second quick-draw and has an accuracy that borders on superhuman; he can shoot skeet with a handgun, explode a missile before it hits by targeting the warhead, and deflect another bullet by shooting it in mid-flight. He prefers to conceal his eyes using his hat, as it gives him a more enigmatic appearance; when one or both of his eyes are seen, it is occasionally used to demonstrate surprise. In the second anime series, it is revealed that he uses a notch of the hat to aim. However, due to the nature of the series, no single episode could be considered canon; Jigen has been seen shooting excellently without his hat, even in the very series this is mentioned in, he is seen making shots from angles where his hat's notch would be useless and even during times he is not wearing his hat at all. He is also proficient in many different firearms, such as machine guns, sniper rifles, and even a PTRS Anti-Tank Rifle.

His preferred weapon, however, is a Smith & Wesson Model 19 Combat revolver, based on the pistol's stopping power and its dependability against misfire. He keeps the weapon in a fabric holster specially constructed in the back beltline of his pants. He also feels quite naked without a gun: during an enemy attack in The Fuma Conspiracy, Jigen was unarmed (during a wedding) yet instinctively reached back, grabbed at nothing, humorously aimed his empty hand and moved his trigger finger before realizing what he was doing. Even Lupin has mentioned he should "buy it a ring and marry it already". Jigen also carries a few rounds of special ammunition such as armor-piercing shells to use as circumstances dictate. As he frequently travels by air, it's not been made clear how he successfully gets his weapon through airline checkpoints. One theory is he flies unarmed and has weapons planted at all major airports, picking them up and leaving them when travel demands.

In the anime series, Jigen is extremely loyal to Lupin and almost always partners up with him for a given mission. (This is not true in early chapters of the manga; later chapters more closely mirror the anime portrayal.)

Despite Jigen's gruff facade, he has an ironic sense of humor and genuinely enjoys participating in each caper with partners Lupin and Goemon. He is, by far, the more pragmatic of the group, with a cynical streak founded in failed romances (his luck with women runs from bad to worse, with love interests often betraying him or dying). He especially distrusts Fujiko and becomes irritated when Lupin goes along with one of her plans. Among Lupin's group, Jigen is the least apprehensive at taking human life. While he considers killing women and children taboo, he is willing to put down any man who offers a threat. Also, in Detective Conan Vs. Lupin III, he seems to dislike it when Conan Edogawa calls him "Papa".

Jigen is also a heavy smoker, smoking about 60 cigarettes a day according to the The Mystery of Mamo DVD booklet. A running joke in the series is that his cigarettes always end up bent out of shape. His favorite cigarettes seem to be either Marlboro boxed (as in Kooky Kabuki) or Pall Mall Long (as in Mystery of Mamo); he's also occasionally seen smoking a briar pipe. Another recurring theme is Jigen's fear of going to the dentist. In Tokyo Crisis, he actually loses his ability to shoot straight (temporarily) from being distracted by an aching cavity he refuses to have fixed.

Where Lupin and Goemon both have unique sartorial tastes, Jigen is pure basics. His typical wardrobe is a grey or black suit, white or light colored dress shirt, black tie and his ever-present grey (or black) broad-brimmed black-banded fedora; the hat ranks as his most prized possession outside of his weaponry. During the Third Season of the anime, Jigen's outfit is more light colored and his hatband has a herringbone design (similar to the original manga interpretation of the character); however the Black look is most applied for OVA productions and TV specials. Jigen's thick hair is typically collar-length and unevenly cut. His chin curtain beard is about an inch long and also unruly.

Jigen is the "big brother" of the group, and often serves as the voice of reason to Lupin's impulsiveness, as he must because of his friendship with Lupin as well as out of sheer professionalism. However, he has long since resigned himself to having to go along with the craziest of schemes. Jigen also has a rough temper and tends to become violent when someone makes an inappropriate crack. From this habit not even Lupin and Goemon are safe; though devoted to both, Jigen still has historically punched, wrestled or threatened each with violence for relatively minimal infractions, done more in a still-friends form of payback than a tie-severing injury (for two classic situations, see The Castle of Cagliostro or Mystery of Mamo). .

Jigen's off-time is usually spent watching sports, fishing, gambling, practice shooting, billiards, and general lounging. He has a deep affection for spaghetti westerns and boxing. He's partial to American food, in particular steak, potatoes, and pizza. As mentioned, he smokes heavily; he also enjoys drinking beer and hard liquor, usually scotch. He rarely socializes and typically stays close to home. Due to his habitual distrust of women, he doesn't tend to date unless there's a strong mutual attraction. Jigen, like the rest of the Lupin gang, is adept with disguises and can pilot virtually any motorized vehicle, including planes and tanks. He is also a tough hand-to-hand opponent, capable of knocking out an attacker with one blow.

The TokyoPop reissues of the original Lupin comics note in their preface that Jigen's appearance and temperament are based on the actor James Coburn, especially Coburn's role in The Magnificent Seven.

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 Torgo the White’s Annual Progress Report

Strangely, not a lot to report.  He mostly just stands around looking cool.  Some suspect he may not possess eyes.  Freaky.

http://www.youtube.com/watch/v/rm99tmzmXkk
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 22, 2011, 08:23:56 PM
48 – George Costanza
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24 points             
1 of 15 lists
Top Vote: #2 DB Barnes
 
   
Sycophancy Level: 2/10
George Louis Costanza is a character in the American television sitcom Seinfeld (1989–1998), played by Jason Alexander. He has variously been described as a "short, stocky, slow-witted, bald man" (by Elaine Benes and Costanza himself), "Lord of the Idiots" (by Costanza himself), and as "the greatest sitcom character of all time". He is friends with Jerry Seinfeld, Cosmo Kramer, and Elaine Benes. George appears in every episode except for "The Pen" (third season). The character was originally based on Seinfeld co-creator Larry David, but surnamed after Jerry Seinfeld's real-life New York friend, Mike Costanza.

George is neurotic, self-loathing, and dominated by his parents. Throughout Seinfeld's first season, George was portrayed as a moderately intelligent character — at one point, he mentions an intellectual interest in the American Civil War and, in some early episodes, appears almost as a mentor to Jerry — but gets less sophisticated, to the point of being too lazy even to read a 90-page book (Breakfast at Tiffany's), preferring to watch the movie adaptation at a stranger's house instead. However, one Chicago Tribune reviewer noted that, despite all of his shortcomings, George is "pretty content with himself".

George exhibits a number of negative character traits, among them stinginess, selfishness, dishonesty, insecurity, and neurosis. Many of these traits stem from a dysfunctional childhood with his squabbling parents Frank and Estelle, and often form the basis of his involvement in various plots, schemes, and awkward social encounters. Episode plots frequently feature George manufacturing elaborate deceptions at work or in his relationships in order to gain or maintain some small or imagined advantage. He had success in "The Opposite", in which Jerry advises him to do the opposite of what his instincts tell him to do, which results in him getting a girlfriend and a job with the New York Yankees.

George's occasional impulsive bouts often get him into trouble, such as when he flees a burning kitchen, knocking over several children and an elderly woman in the process, so he could escape first during his girlfriend's son's birthday party in "The Fire". However, there are moments of remarkable courage for George. For instance, in "The Marine Biologist", he goes into the ocean alone to save a beached whale because his girlfriend thinks he is a marine biologist, and even tells her the truth about his occupation after he saves the day. Sadly, this causes her to reject him immediately.

George aligns with both Elaine and Kramer in some episodes, but is also frequently pitted against them. With Elaine, while he does get into arguments with her, they also work together, most notably in the episode "The Cadillac". George and Kramer usually feel awkward around each other, but started working together (and against each other) in episodes "The Busboy", "The Stall", and "The Slicer". "The Susie" is the only episode in which their relationship is as prominent as the relationships between the other characters. Some episodes, such as "The Raincoats", "The Money", "The Doorman", and "The Fusilli Jerry", would suggest that Kramer has a more comfortable rapport with George's parents than with George.

He has an affinity for nice restrooms and lush work facilities. In "The Revenge", he quits his real estate job solely because he is forbidden to use his boss's private bathroom. In "The Busboy", he claims to have an encyclopedic knowledge of the locations of the best bathrooms in the city. When working for the Yankees, he suggested having the bathroom stall doors stretched all the way to the floor (allowing people's legs not to be seen while in the stalls), and, in many episodes, he shows a fascination with toilet paper and its history. He also displays a fear of diseases, such as lupus and cancer. In "The Wife", George gets into trouble for urinating in the shower at a gym but defends his action with, "It's all pipes! What's the difference?"

Although occasionally referred to as dumb by his friends, many signs point to the fact that George is actually quite an intelligent man despite his neurotic behavior. George's foolishness is displayed in the episode, "The Cafe", in which George had to take an IQ test and had Elaine take it for him. Apparently, George's neurotic stupidity would progress until it became one of his primary characteristics. By the season six episode "The Couch", he could not even concentrate enough to read a 90-page book (Breakfast at Tiffany's). In "The Abstinence", it is discovered that George actually has what would appear to be genius-level intelligence, but that he can never access it because his mind is always so completely focused on sex. When circumstances allow him to temporarily remove sex from his mind, he is able to reach his true potential but Elaine, who also swears off sex (in an attempt to increase her boyfriend's IQ) in the same episode, gets dumber. Despite all his negative traits, there are moments when George is capable of being brave (as in "The Marine Biologist") and responsible, though he exhibits primarily cowardice in "The Fire".

George and Jerry have been best friends since meeting in high school gym class. The extreme closeness of their friendship is occasionally mistaken for homosexuality. "The Outing" deals with a reporter from a New York University college paper mistaking Jerry and George for a homosexual couple, and, in "The Cartoon", George dates someone whom Kramer insists is merely a "female Jerry". When George is forced to note to himself that the idea of a female Jerry with whom he can have a close personal relationship and also a sexual relationship would be everything he has ever wanted, George, in horror, breaks off his relationship with the woman.

In the Curb Your Enthusiasm episode "Seinfeld", we learn that in the aftermath of their release from prison, George had both gotten married and made millions in the ten years since being locked up in "The Finale". His fortune resulted from selling an iPhone application called the "iToilet", which utilizes GPS technology to direct the user to "acceptable" public restrooms closest to them, wherever they are. In this episode, his wife had left him, and he had lost his money in the recession, having invested it all in Bernie Madoff's now-notoriousPonzi scheme. His wife, however, bailed out her half of the investment after the divorce, before the scheme collapsed. At the end of the episode, George and his wife reunite, though his wife insists he sign a prenuptial agreement, meaning he will have to keep their renewed marriage going to keep him from losing the remainder of the money he made on the iToilet, much to his annoyance.

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 Torgo the White’s Annual Progress Report

We aren’t exactly sure he belongs here and may have wormed his way in and was allowed to stay as he himself was going through some sort of farce.  In the end, things went poorly for him and somehow the antics of him and several other residents dovetailed in a humourous manner.

http://www.youtube.com/v/yoPf98i8A0g
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 22, 2011, 08:28:00 PM
48 – Hecubus
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24 points             
1 of 15 lists
Top Vote: #2 Monty
 
   
Sycophancy Level: 8/10

The Pit of Ultimate Darkness is horror-themed TV show within a show on Kids in the Hall which tries to be scary but fails, hosted by Crowleyesque Sir Simon Milligan (McDonald), "a man possessed by many demons – polite demons that would open a door for a lady carrying too many parcels – but demons, nonetheless!" His level of "wickedness" is such that his behavior and magic acts basically comprise of doing something mildly annoying or rude – such as spoiling the endings of movies – then loudly declaring it "Evil!" Dave Foley co-starred as Simon's manservant Hecubus (made up to resemble the character of Cesare from The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari), whose sense of child-like mischief provided much of the sketches' humor. While superficially he appears to be Milligan's fawning lackey, even addressing Milligan as "Master," he actually delights in annoying Milligan at every opportunity and is at least slightly more talented at being evil. At such times, Milligan will point at him and yell, "Evil!"

The other members of the cast often ribbed McDonald and ask why he hadn't named his character in the Hecubus scene — knowing full well that the character was named Simon — because fans typically would only remember Foley's part of the sketch. According to DVD commentary, McDonald was originally to play Hecubus, with McKinney as Simon; but McDonald lobbied for the role of Simon and, after winning it, insisted that Foley should play Hecubus.

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 Torgo the White’s Annual Progress Report

Despite his high sycophancy level, he is known for intentionally mildly inconveniencing people as that was his form of loyalty to the dark arts.  However, he just doesn’t seem to… get evil.  Because of this, his contestant requests for transfers to second banana hell have been rejected, largely because he’s not that evil, and secondly, it doesn’t exist.

http://www.youtube.com/v/JE8m8EaRR90
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: D.B. Barnes on November 22, 2011, 08:29:19 PM
48 – George Costanza
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24 points             
1 of 15 lists
Top Vote: #2 DB Barnes
Fuck yeah! Screw all you "secondary Seinfeld characters don't count!" and screw Torgo the White's pale, pathetic white ass. George paid his second banana dues and he's on the fuckin' list, so deal with it!
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 22, 2011, 08:32:13 PM
48 – Alan Clark
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24 points             
1 of 15 lists
Top Vote: #2 Tripe Hound Redux
 
   
Sycophancy Level: 5/10

Alan Kenneth Mackenzie Clark (13 April 1928 – 5 September 1999) was a British Conservative MP and diarist. He served as a junior minister in Margaret Thatcher's governments at the Departments of Employment, Trade, and Defence, and became a privy counsellor in 1991. He was the author of several books of military history, including his controversial work The Donkeys (1961), which is considered to have inspired the musical satire, Oh, What a Lovely War!

Clark became known for his flamboyance, wit, and irreverence. Norman Lamont called him "the most politically incorrect, outspoken, iconoclastic and reckless politician of our times". He is particularly remembered for his three-volume diary, a candid account of political life under Thatcher, and a moving description of the weeks preceding his death, when he continued to write until he could no longer focus on the page.

Clark was a passionate supporter of animal rights, joining activists in demonstrations at Dover against live export, and outside the House of Commons in support of Animal Liberation Front hunger-striker Barry Horne. When he died after radiation therapy for a brain tumour, his family said Clark wanted it to be stated that he had "gone to join Tom and the other dogs."

Clark became MP for Plymouth Sutton at the February 1974 general election. During his first five years in parliament, the Conservative Party was in opposition. Although he was personally liked by Margaret Thatcher, for whom he had great admiration, she never entrusted him with high office.

Clark received his first ministerial posting as a Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Department of Employment in 1983, where he was responsible for moving the approval of regulations relating to equal pay in the House of Commons. His speech in 1983 followed a wine-tasting dinner with his friend of many years standing, Christopher Selmes. The complexities of the regulations were too unclear for him to answer questions, and the then-opposition MP Clare Short stood up on a point of order and, after acknowledging that MPs cannot formally accuse each other of being drunk in the House of Commons, accused him of being "incapable", a euphemism for drunk. Although the Government benches were furious at the accusation, Clark later admitted in his diaries that the wine-tasting had affected him. To date, he is the only Member of Parliament to have been accused in the House of Commons of being drunk at the dispatch box.

In 1986 he was promoted to Minister of Trade at the Department of Trade and Industry. It was during this time that he became involved with the issue of export licences to Iraq. In 1989, he became Minister for Defence Procurement at the Ministry of Defence.

Clark left Parliament in 1992 following Margaret Thatcher's fall from power. His admission during the Matrix Churchill trial that he had been "economical with the actualité" in answer to parliamentary questions over export licences to Iraq, caused the collapse of the trial and the establishment of the Scott Inquiry, which helped undermine John Major's government.

Clark became bored with life outside politics and returned to Parliament as member for Kensington and Chelsea in the election of 1997. Clark was critical of NATO's campaign in the Balkans.

Clark was an outspoken maverick with strong views on British unionism, racial difference, social class, and in support of animal rights. It is evident that he was a High Tory, nationalistand a protectionist and at the least, always put the British interest above all others, which included strong Euroscepticism. He referred to Enoch Powell as 'The Prophet'. Clark once declared: "It is natural to be proud of your race and your country", and in a departmental meeting, allegedly referred to Africa as "Bongo Bongo land". When called to account, however, by then Prime Minister John Major, Clark denied the comment had any racist overtones, claiming it had simply been a reference to the President of Gabon, Omar Bongo.
 
Forced to condemn the National Front in the 1970s, Clark pointed out that the media and the government failed to pick out the racism towards white people even though he met John Tyndall, chairman of the National Front and founder of the British National Party, and considered him 'a bit of a blockhead'. However, when called a fascist by The Guardian, Clark wrote a letter to the editor which stated: "I am not a fascist. Fascists are shopkeepers. I am a Nazi."
 
When Clark was Minister of Trade, responsible for overseeing arms sales to foreign governments, he was interviewed by journalist John Pilger who asked him:
JP "Did it bother you personally that you were causing such mayhem and human suffering (by supplying arms for Indonesia's war in East Timor)?"
AC "No, not in the slightest, it never entered my head."
JP "I ask the question because I read you are a vegetarian and you are quite seriously concerned about the way animals are killed."
AC "Yeah?"
JP "Doesn’t that concern extend to the way humans, albeit foreigners, are killed?"
AC "Curiously not. No."
While involved in the Matrix Churchill trial he was cited in a divorce case in South Africa, in which it was revealed he had had affairs with Valerie Harkess, the wife of a South African judge, and her daughters Josephine and Alison. After sensationalist tabloid headlines, Clark's wife Jane remarked upon what Clark had called "the coven" with the line: 'Well, what do you expect when you sleep with below stairs types?', and referred to her husband as an: 'S,H,one,T'.


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 Torgo the White’s Annual Progress Report

He actually lives in regular heaven but has gained dual citizenship.  Still writes books, but now focuses on the political process of second banana heaven.  Pat Butram had it in for him from day one.

http://www.youtube.com/v/xSacwhpLMjM
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 22, 2011, 08:35:24 PM
48 – Fiver
(http://audreymagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/brown-rabbit.jpg)
24 points             
1 of 15 lists
Top Vote: #2 CJones
 
   
Sycophancy Level: 6/10

A small rabbit; his Lapine name is Hrairoo, which means "Little-thousand". He is a seer, and his visions of the destruction of the Sandleford warren lead him to leave, along with his brother Hazel and several other rabbits. His visions guide his considerable wisdom, such as when he who realizes the true danger of the snared warren, which wins the respect of his fellows who come to accept his consul without question. Later, when Hazel is wounded by a gunshot wound in a raid on a human farm's rabbit hutch, Fiver has a vision that enables him to save his brother. He also gives Hazel a vision that inspires Hazel to set up the release of the Nuthanger Farm dog to save the Watership Down warren from General Woundwort. In the TV Series, Fiver's visions come in rhymes, and he often feels responsible for foreseeing terrible things, blaming himself for their outcome.


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 Torgo the White’s Annual Progress Report

Now this is an appropriate petting zoo animal for Second Banana Heaven’s petting zoo.  Still, we all wish he’d stop predicting people’s deaths.


http://www.youtube.com/v/VjPfCuPazfo
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: D.B. Barnes on November 22, 2011, 08:48:46 PM
But a small rabbit over George Fuckin' Costanza...granted...I...uhh...yeah, that's JUST FINE!!!! KEEP THAT!!!
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 22, 2011, 09:35:44 PM
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48 – Group Captain Lionel Mandrake
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24 points             
1 of 15 lists   
Top Vote: #2 Sutter Cane
   
Sycophancy Level: 1/10
The poor Group Captain who happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time when General Ripper's long simmering madness finally causes him to ignite World War III.  Also, he makes enemies with Coca Cola.

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 Torgo the White’s Annual Progress Report

He's spending his time humouring crazy second bananas.  He's good at it, but I'm beginning to think that one person's second banana heaven is another person's... well, you know.

http://www.youtube.com/v/ry2n4v9G4_k   
 
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: CJones on November 22, 2011, 10:22:23 PM
Just a clarification, but I was the one who had Fiver at #2, not Sutter Cane. So if anyone wants to complain about that, address it to me.

Personally, I loathe George Costanza (as well as the other two Seinfeld sidekicks), so I'm happy to see him so low on the list. And I figured I'd be the only one to vote for Fiver, so I'm glad so see he made it at all.

Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: Pak-Man on November 23, 2011, 01:41:16 AM
Oooh. Jigen. I really need to get back into Lupin III. Have they ever released a proper box set of the episodes that aired on Adult Swim back in the day? I know the translation was a bit modern (Is it still localizing if you're adapting the script for the present day vs. the '70s?) but I really enjoyed the writing and voice acting...
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: D.B. Barnes on November 23, 2011, 04:07:19 AM
Just a clarification, but I was the one who had Fiver at #2, not Sutter Cane. So if anyone wants to complain about that, address it to me.

Personally, I loathe George Costanza (as well as the other two Seinfeld sidekicks), so I'm happy to see him so low on the list. And I figured I'd be the only one to vote for Fiver, so I'm glad so see he made it at all.

Well I loathe your bunny. As a matter of fact, I hope he has an unfortunate encounter with a wood chipper.  :P
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: Tripe on November 23, 2011, 04:56:31 AM
48 – Alan Clark
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24 points             
1 of 15 lists
Top Vote: #2 Tripe Hound Redux
Awesome, he was such a magnificent bastard, one of the few Tories I genuinely like. :)

Though I'd have included his love of Thatch's ankles, so queasily Victorian!
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: Darth Geek on November 23, 2011, 06:22:52 AM
48 – Alan Clark
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Now THERE is a guy who should be played by Fred Willard in a movie!
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 23, 2011, 07:33:35 AM
47 – Hermione Granger
(http://www.hermionegrangerswand.com/images/hermione.jpg)
24 points          
2 of 15 lists
Top Vote: #9 Anais.Whatever
 
   
Sycophancy Level: 4/10
Hermione Jean Granger is a fictional character and one of the three protagonists (the other two being Harry Potter and Ron Weasley) in J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter series. She initially appears in the first novel, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, as a new student on her way to Hogwarts. After being saved in the girls' bathroom from a mountain troll by Harry and Ron, she becomes close friends with them and often uses her quick wit, deft recall, and encyclopaedic knowledge to help them. Rowling has stated that Hermione resembles her at a younger age, with her insecurity and fear of failure.

Hermione is a Muggle-born Gryffindor student, and the best friend of Harry Potter and Ron Weasley. Rowling states that she was born on 19 September and she was nearly twelve when she first attended Hogwarts. She is an overachiever who excels academically, and is described by Rowling as a "very logical, upright and good" character. Rowling adds that Hermione's parents, two Muggle dentists, are a bit bemused by their odd daughter but very proud of her all the same." They are well aware of the wizarding world and have visited Diagon Alley with her. Though Rowling has described the character of Luna Lovegood as the "anti-Hermione" because they are so different, Hermione's foil at Hogwarts is Pansy Parkinson, a female bully based on real-life girls who teased the author during her school days.
 
Rowling claims the character of Hermione carries several autobiographical influences. "I did not set out to make Hermione like me but she is...she is an exaggeration of how I was when I was younger." She recalled being called a "little know-it-all" in her youth. Moreover, she states that not unlike herself, "there is a lot of insecurity and a great fear of failure" beneath Hermione's swottiness. Finally, according to Rowling, next to Albus Dumbledore, Hermione is the perfect expository character; because of her encyclopaedic knowledge, she can always be used as a plot dump to explain the Harry Potter universe. Rowling also claims that her feminist conscience is saved by Hermione, "who's the brightest character" and is a "very strong female character".

Hermione's name is derived from William Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale; Rowling claimed that she wanted it to be unusual since if fewer girls shared her name, fewer girls would get teased for it and it seemed that "a pair of professional dentists, who liked to prove how clever they are...gave [her] an unusual name that no-one could pronounce." Her original last name was "Puckle", but Rowling felt the name "did not suit her at all", and so the less frivolous Granger made it into the books. Rowling confirmed in a 2004 interview that Hermione is an only child.

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 Torgo the White’s Annual Progress Report

Been getting on very well with Brainy Smurf.  However, I’m wondering if she’s found a kindred spirit or simply wants to turn him into gold.

http://www.youtube.com/v/tQpzy1M-7y0
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: D.B. Barnes on November 23, 2011, 07:45:57 AM
47 – Hermoine Granger
24 points          
2 of 15 lists
Top Vote: #9 Anais.Whatever
 
   

Right on! Had Hermione at #19. It's "Hermione", not "Hermoine" by the way.

She's a smart, sassy bad-ass.
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: Darth Geek on November 23, 2011, 09:12:35 AM
Great list so far. Really liking the writeups on these, too.
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: PsychoGoatee on November 23, 2011, 09:16:37 AM
Oooh. Jigen. I really need to get back into Lupin III. Have they ever released a proper box set of the episodes that aired on Adult Swim back in the day? I know the translation was a bit modern (Is it still localizing if you're adapting the script for the present day vs. the '70s?) but I really enjoyed the writing and voice acting...

Lupin is still groovin' every year with a new 90 minute TV movie, hell yeah. They didn't release all of that series over here (155 episodes). But the first series from before that with the green jacket and Miyazaki they're releasing soon. Plus a buncha movies/specials on DVD yepyep.

Groovy list so far, high in potassium!
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 23, 2011, 10:02:45 AM
46 – Jay and Silent Bob
(http://daryltay.net/wp-content/uploads/2008/11/jaynsilentbob.jpg)
24 points             
2 of 15 lists
Top Vote: #8 Psycho Goatee
 
   
Sycophancy Level: 3/10
Jay and Silent Bob are fictional characters portrayed by Jason Mewes and Kevin Smith, respectively, in Kevin Smith's View Askewniverse, a fictional universe created and used in most films, comics and television by Smith, which began in Clerks.

Jay and Silent Bob have appeared in most of Smith's films with the exceptions being Jersey Girl, Zack and Miri Make a Porno, Cop Out, and Red State. In Smith's universe, the characters are shown spending most of their time selling marijuana in front of the convenience store in theClerks films. An exception to their drug trafficking occurred in Clerks: The Animated Series, in which they were selling illegal fireworks instead of drugs.

The duo express a great interest in John Hughes' films such as Sixteen Candles, the film Purple Rain, the heavy metal musician King Diamond, shown in Clerks II, when Silent Bob is asked to put on music and plays the song "Welcome Home" from King Diamond's 1988 album, Them, the funk and dance-pop ensemble Morris Day and the Time, Canadian "melo-drama" television shows such as Degrassi The Next Generation, Buffalo Bill's infamous nude dancing scene (to the song "Goodbye Horses") from The Silence of the Lambs, as well as in X-Men.

Jay and Silent Bob are said to have been born in Leonardo, New Jersey in the early 1970s. They met as infants in front of Quick Stop Groceries while their mothers shopped inside RST Video as seen in the film Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back

Silent Bob's distinguishing features are his heavy smoking, long coat, dark hair, beard, and backwards baseball cap. He was raised Catholic, and is a gadgetry genius. True to his name, Silent Bob rarely speaks but when he does he often has something profound or thoughtful to say, delivering insightful monologues to the other characters only in appropriate situations. Otherwise he relies on hand gestures and facial expressions to communicate. Jay once mentioned that Silent Bob rarely speaks because he feels he leaves a major impact when he does speak. Silent Bob is often agitated towards Jay and whenever Silent Bob does speak, he will sometimes criticize Jay. In Clerks: The Animated Series, Bob is called "Blutarsky", but according to Smith, it was only a joke that referenced "Animal House" and he never gave Bob a last name.
 
Jay is thinner and slightly taller than Bob, and has long blond hair. In several of the later View Askewniverse films, Jay wears a black toque. In contrast to Bob, Jay speaks quite frequently and crudely and often treats people with cruelty or disrespect, including Silent Bob. Jay's excessive cursing seems due to influence from his overbearing mother, who is shown continually using profanity in front of him. His first word was "fuck". In Clerks, the first film to feature the duo, Jay wears a baseball cap.

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 Torgo the White’s Annual Progress Report

I can’t understand the blonde one at all.  What is snootchies?  Is it dirty?

http://www.youtube.com/v/A9zItgB9PrA
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: D.B. Barnes on November 23, 2011, 10:05:52 AM
46 – Jay and Silent Bob
24 points             
2 of 15 lists
Top Vote: #8 Psycho Goatee
 
   

I always considered Silent Bob to be the sidekick, I guess just because Jay does all the talking and Bob pretty much just nods his approval. I guess they could be considered equals.
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: CJones on November 23, 2011, 10:10:16 AM
Just a clarification, but I was the one who had Fiver at #2, not Sutter Cane. So if anyone wants to complain about that, address it to me.

Personally, I loathe George Costanza (as well as the other two Seinfeld sidekicks), so I'm happy to see him so low on the list. And I figured I'd be the only one to vote for Fiver, so I'm glad so see he made it at all.

Well I loathe your bunny. As a matter of fact, I hope he has an unfortunate encounter with a wood chipper.  :P

Yikes!  :speechless:

I'm surprised Ed Norton ranked so low. I had him on my list. Granted he was pretty far down on the list, but still, I figured more than two people would vote for him.

BTW, here's a much more appropriate video for Fiver:

http://www.youtube.com/v/sfw3aagw8Ek

Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: anais.jude on November 23, 2011, 10:13:00 AM
I wish I would have remembered Fiver :(
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 23, 2011, 10:22:15 AM
46 – Jay and Silent Bob
24 points             
2 of 15 lists
Top Vote: #8 Psycho Goatee
 
   

I always considered Silent Bob to be the sidekick, I guess just because Jay does all the talking and Bob pretty much just nods his approval. I guess they could be considered equals.

Well one vote was for both and was for just one, so I thought this would make things easier.
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 23, 2011, 10:23:39 AM
45 – Franklin Delano Bluth
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25 points             
1 of 15 lists
Top Vote: #1 Anais.Whatever
 
   
Sycophancy Level: 2/10
Franklin Delano Bluth is Gob's black puppet.

The character is first introduced in the Season 2 episode "Meat the Veals", in a flashback to a Bluth family gathering years before. In an effort to hip-up his act, Gob briefly introduced thepuppet in a poorly executed ventriloquist act (Gob's mouth moves every time Franklin speaks, even once Gob abandons actual ventriloquism in favor of an audio recorder hidden in Franklin's mouth). Franklin is a fiery-tempered, adulterous, obscenity-spewing, street-wise puppet.

Gob discarded Franklin up in the attic, most likely due to the severe beating Gob received in a night club in Torrance after performing a show with Franklin. During "Meat the Veals", Gob digs up his old friend and uses Franklin in a kidnapping plot with George Sr. Gob soaks Franklin's lips with ether, so that a kiss will incapacitate his mother, and any witnesses (in this case, Buster). Franklin is again soaked in ether two episodes later in "Righteous Brothers" in order to incapacitate George Sr. It's also revealed in "Meat the Veals" that whoever is in possession of Franklin begins speaking like him (cf. when George Sr. finds Franklin in the attic, he blurts, "Hey, man, you're gonna get your sorry white ass thrown in jail!" and "Get your loser hand out of my ass!" when Gob finds Franklin, and when Buster uses Franklin as a hook replacement and Lucille tells him he can't take Franklin to the country club). This phenomenon appears to be involuntary, and surprises the person holding Franklin as much as those around them, evidenced by the quizzical stare which Buster directs at the puppet following the aforementioned outburst by the usually reserved Buster.

Then Gob records a music CD with Franklin called "Franklin Comes Alive", a spoof of Frampton Comes Alive by Peter Frampton. Gob hoped that the CD would "break down racial barriers and maybe be a crossover hit." The song tracks include "It Ain't Easy Bein' White" and Gob's cover of Bryan Adams' song "(Everything I Do) I Do It for You" which Gob performed especially for Michael. Unfortunately Franklin's musical career is cut short during "Righteous Brothers" when a laundry accident results in Franklin getting bleached. Franklin says, in what is now a stiff, slightly British accent, "You've ruined the act, Gob," and as Gob later tells Michael, Franklin has become "all puckered and white."

Franklin returns in some season 3 episodes, most prominently in "Fakin' It", after he is re-dyed and rested; as a publicity stunt, Gob manages to get Franklin on the witness list for George Sr.'s trial. (A deleted scene reveals that Gob legally adopted Franklin as his son to achieve this.) Gob also finds a way to give Franklin a voice without moving his lips by using voice promos from a magazine advertisement for Mock Trial with J. Reinhold. At the end of the episode, Franklin's dramatic testimonial on the witness stand effectively ends the prosecution's case against the Bluths. Franklin also appears in the next episode "Family Ties" as "Frank", a pimp for whom Nellie works.

Franklin is a portrayal of the 1950s-1980s stereotype of blacks. As part of the political satire, Franklin also wears a "George Bush doesn't care about black puppets" t-shirt in "Fakin' It", a reference to Kanye West's "George Bush doesn't care about black people" remark. No matter who is controlling him, Franklin often curses and uses racial slurs to describe others in the Bluth Family.

The name Franklin Delano Bluth borrows from the 32nd President of the United States Franklin Delano Roosevelt, but the reason for this is that in the 1970s Sesame Street introduced what some claimed to be an "insultingly stereotypical African-American" puppet named Roosevelt Franklin (though the puppet's actual intended ethnicity was ambiguous and its 'skin' was purple); the character was eventually dropped from the show's line-up. Franklin could also be another tribute to the Peanuts cartoons, as this show also featured an African American character named Franklin. It is also probable Franklin is inspired at least in some way by Chuck's dummy Bob on the television show Soap shown on ABC from 1977 to 1981.

The running gag with Franklin is that despite being a mere puppet, he is actually treated as a real person. This can be seen in "Meat the Veals", where the Security Guard treats him with respect and the police regarded him as threat despite being immobile at the vehicle in the same episode.

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 Torgo the White’s Annual Progress Report

Since separated from his top banana he’s been strangely silent.

http://www.youtube.com/v/xvgCvT9xX7A
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: D.B. Barnes on November 23, 2011, 10:24:50 AM
46 – Jay and Silent Bob
24 points             
2 of 15 lists
Top Vote: #8 Psycho Goatee
 
   

I always considered Silent Bob to be the sidekick, I guess just because Jay does all the talking and Bob pretty much just nods his approval. I guess they could be considered equals.

Well one vote was for both and was for just one, so I thought this would make things easier.

Oh yeah, I'm all for consolidation. It makes for more matches.
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 23, 2011, 10:46:28 AM
45 – Birdgirl
(http://images.wikia.com/harveybirdman/images/6/68/Birdgirl.jpg)
24 points             
1 of 15 lists   
Top Vote: #1 Asbestos Bill
 
   
Sycophancy Level: 7/10
She is Phil Ken Sebben's daughter in the series Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law. Upon meeting Harvey, she professes an immediate interest in his work, dressing up as "Birdgirl" and attempting to secure a position as his sidekick. When she is in costume, she is constantly hit on by Phil, who does not realize that they are related. She is prone to making monologues about her secret identity when she undergoes an internal crisis, often failing to realize that others are within earshot. The monologues, however, are never noticed. Near the end of the series, after Phil is seemingly killed by a bus, she takes control of the law firm.

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 Torgo the White’s Annual Progress Report

Always good to have a lawyer in case one of those “Devil and Daniel Webster” deals happen.  And it will happen.

http://www.youtube.com/v/HdnsU5cQ7M4
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 23, 2011, 12:05:13 PM
45 – Otacon
(http://quizilla.teennick.com/user_images/C/ChubbyFrigginCheekies/1103605859_entsOtacon.jpg)
25 points          
1 of 15 lists   
Top Vote: #1 Psycho Goatee
 
   
Sycophancy Level: 5/10
Dr. Hal Emmerich (ハル・エメリッヒ博士 Haru Emerihhi Hakase), nicknamed Otacon (オタコン Otakon) due to his fondness of anime, first appears in Metal Gear Solid as an ArmsTech employee who designed Metal Gear REX. "Hal" is a tribute to 2001: A Space Odyssey. He is also a highly accomplished hacker. After being rescued by Snake from the Ninja he begins to assist him after he realizes that REX is being used by the terrorists to launch a new type of nuclear warhead. His assistance is instrumental to Snake's victory, but at a cost: he is forced to watch Snake execute Sniper Wolf, a woman he had developed a crush on. Otacon's family has a rather dark history with nuclear weapons: his grandfather was part of theManhattan Project, and his father was born on the same day as the Hiroshima bomb. Kojima states that he created Otacon as his way of glorifying the otaku stereotype by having a character who fights the terrorists with his intellect rather than his brawn. According to Kojima, the original idea of Otacon was to make him "heavier, wearing a cap, and programming while eating a chocolate bar". However, the design Shinkawa did for the character was a slender one instead.

In Metal Gear Solid 2, Otacon and Solid Snake form Philanthropy, an anti-proliferation organization dedicated to the eradication of all Metal Gears. During the Tanker chapter, Otacon once again supports Snake via the codec and is in charge of saving the player's progress. He later appears in the Plant chapter, having infiltrated the Big Shell facility with Snake to save his stepsister Emma, who is among the hostages. Tragically, Emma is grievously wounded by Vamp and later dies in Otacon's arms. He transports the surviving hostages to safety and then provides support to Raiden via codec for the remainder of the game. Lead character designer Yoji Shinkawa stated in an interview that Otacon was designed to look somewhat "tougher" than he did in Metal Gear Solid.

Otacon appears in Metal Gear Solid 4, still lending his support to Snake. He and Sunny (Olga's daughter) build a robotic companion to Snake called Metal Gear Mk. II, which he controls remotely. The Mk. II is taken from a robotic character of the same name in Snatcher. He becomes romantically involved with Naomi Hunter through the course of the story although he once again loses her to circumstances beyond his control, thus forcing him yet again to witness the death of a woman he cared about. In the codec of MGS4, Otacon tells Snake that he and Sunny will live with Snake for the remainder of his life, to serve as witnesses of his existence.

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Otacon is one of Snake's support crew available through taunting. He is also referred to in the credits of Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker as the son of Dr. Huey Emmerich and Dr. Strangelove, the creators of the unmanned AI weapons and Metal Gear ZEKE.


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 Torgo the White’s Annual Progress Report

He’s still doing that thing were he makes you interrupt the game and gives a lot of exposition.  Unfortunately, he is now a telemarketer.  You think we wouldn’t have those in heaven.

http://www.youtube.com/v/hW8QPIId6E8
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: Russell on November 23, 2011, 03:33:53 PM
Ah good old Butters, the only kid who could cause a ridiculously gory and fatal accident(Twice) just by accidentally throwing his own damn shoe.
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 23, 2011, 04:21:38 PM
45 – William B Williams
(http://www.sctvguide.ca/programs/images/williamb_sammy.jpg)
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Sycophancy Level: 6/10
The best second banana in the business.

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 Torgo the White’s Annual Progress Report

The best.  He is celebrated by having a fresh sitting couch sent to him every day, as well as a fresh talk show host to laugh at.

http://www.youtube.com/v/NqbDUlkkHdY
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: D.B. Barnes on November 23, 2011, 04:47:41 PM
45 – William B Williams
(http://www.sctvguide.ca/programs/images/williamb_sammy.jpg)
25 points          
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Top Vote: #1 DB Barnes
 
      
Sycophancy Level: 6/10

William. Fucking. B.

Damn straight the best in the business. Favorite John Candy character of all time. 6/10 seems a bit low, but maybe that's due to the fact Wiliiam B walked off of the Sammy Maudlin show and tried his hand at a solo gig...

http://www.youtube.com/v/5D6koyUUZcU?version=3&hl=en_US

http://www.youtube.com/v/iLSFAmSI8JI?version=3&hl=en_US

Perhaps my favorite SCTV sketch. Good lord, has there ever been a better sketch show in the history of television?
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 23, 2011, 05:07:44 PM
45 – Duckie
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-QwC8jP81xoM/TlsWN21uv2I/AAAAAAAAANs/guht8P9xPIA/s1600/duckie1223907039.jpg)
25 points          
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Sycophancy Level: 3/10
Pretty in Pink is a 1986 American teen romantic comedy-drama film about teenage love and social cliques in 1980s American high schools. It is one of a group of John Hughes films starring Molly Ringwald, and is commonly identified as a "Brat Pack" film. The film was directed by Howard Deutch, produced by Lauren Shuler and written by John Hughes.

High school senior Andie Walsh (Molly Ringwald) is a working class girl who has a crush on one of the rich, preppie boys in her school, Blane McDonough (Andrew McCarthy). When Andie and Blane try to get together, they encounter resistance from their respective social circles.

Andie lives on "the wrong side of the tracks" with her unemployed father (Harry Dean Stanton) who is still devastated by the breakup of his marriage to Andie's mother some years before. Andie's best friend, Phil "Duckie" Dale (Jon Cryer), is in love with her, but plays it off as a joke in front of her. In school, he and Andie are harassed by Blane's friends, the arrogant so-called "richie" kids Benny (Kate Vernon) and Steff (James Spader).

Andie works at TRAX, a New Wave music store in the Chinatown neighborhood, managed by her older friend and mentor Iona (Annie Potts). Iona advises Andie to go to her senior prom despite not having a date.

Soon, Blane makes his move via chatting in the computer lab, and Andie is smitten. Blane ventures out to the area at school where thepunks, metalheads, and New Wavers hang out and asks Andie on a date. Steff — whose crude advances Andie had earlier rebuffed — begins questioning why his best friend "was conversing with a mutant," but Blane brushes him off.
On the Friday night of the date, Andie waits for Blane at TRAX, but he is late. Duckie arrives instead, only to find Andie upset because she thinks she's been stood up. When Blane finally arrives, Duckie and Andie argue. Duckie tries to convince her that Blane will only hurt her. After a few harsh words, Duckie storms out, and Andie goes on her date.

First, Blane suggests going to a party Steff is throwing but the party isn't exactly what Blane expected, and Andie is treated poorly by everyone, including a drunk Steff and Benny. Andie, in turn, suggests going to the local club, where they discover Iona sitting with Duckie. Duckie is immediately hostile toward Blane, and as he and Andie start walking out of the club, Duckie kisses a startled Iona.

Blane offers to take Andie home, but she finally admits she doesn't want him to see where she lives. He drops her off there anyway and they kiss; afterward he asks Andie to the prom. The next day, Andie visits Iona in her loft and Iona begins reminiscing about her own prom, donning her old pink prom dress, cute yellow fuzzy slippers and a beehive hairstyle.

At home, Andie's father surprises her with a pink dress he bought for her at the thrift shop. Questioning how he was able to afford it, Andie discovers he has been faking going to a full-time job. The two begin to fight until her father breaks down, obviously still bitter and depressed about his wife having left him.

Meanwhile Blane, pressured by Steff, begins distancing himself from Andie. He avoids her at school and doesn't return her calls until she finally confronts him. He claims that he had asked someone else to go to the prom with him before he'd asked her, but had forgotten. Andie runs away, heartbroken.

Andie finds Iona preparing for a date with a yuppie, dressing like a normal adult for a change. Iona is already thinking about marriage. Iona's newly found happiness inspires Andie. She decides to attend the prom, to "show them they didn't break me." Using both Iona's prom dress and the thrift shop dress her father bought her, she creates a new pink dress to wear to the prom.

When she gets to the prom, she has second thoughts about braving the crowd on her own. Just as it looks like she may back out, she sees Duckie, also dressed up. They walk into the ballroom hand in hand. When Steff begins mocking the couple, Blane finally realizes that Steff was interested in Andie himself, and finds the courage to tell him off, angrily saying that Andie is better than either of them will ever be. Blane shakes Duckie's hand and tells Andie that he always believed in her; he just didn't believe in himself. He says he'll always love her no matter what and leaves the prom. Duckie concedes that Blane is not like the other rich kids at school and advises Andie to go after him. After Andie leaves, a blonde girl (Kristy Swanson) notices Duckie and silently invites him to go over and dance with her.

Outside of the prom, Andie catches up with Blane in the parking lot just before he gets to his car, and they share a kiss.

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 Torgo the White’s Annual Progress Report

I think I offended him when I told him how great he was in Superman IV: The Quest for Peace.  Someday you’ll kill Kal-El, then you’ll win Andie!

http://www.youtube.com/v/z727wXHEJMg
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: Watchman on November 23, 2011, 06:06:43 PM
48 – Fiver
(http://audreymagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/brown-rabbit.jpg)
24 points             
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Top Vote: #2 Sutter Cane
 
   

Excuse me, WHAT?!!!!

My #2 was: Captain Lionel Mandrake (Peter Sellers) - Second Banana to General Ripper in Dr. Strangelove

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Please only accredit me for my actual submissions.

Just a clarification, but I was the one who had Fiver at #2, not Sutter Cane.

Thank you for pointing this out! I don't have a single rabbit on my list.
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 23, 2011, 06:44:06 PM
Yeah, I remember preparing the whole thing.  Must have accidently cut and forgot to paste.  Now I got to make it all over again.
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: Russell on November 23, 2011, 07:04:47 PM
Yeah, I remember preparing the whole thing.  Must have accidently cut and forgot to paste.  Now I got to make it all over again.
That's just bananas!
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 23, 2011, 07:12:59 PM
There, fixed.

http://forum.rifftrax.com/index.php?topic=23134.msg677951#msg677951
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: Russell on November 23, 2011, 07:14:10 PM
There, fixed.
http://forum.rifftrax.com/index.php?topic=23134.msg677951#msg677951
Fish bananas old pajamas mutton beef and trout!
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 23, 2011, 07:41:56 PM
45 – Bob the Goon
(http://images.wikia.com/villains/images/2/21/Bob_the_Goon.gif)
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Sycophancy Level: 10/10
Bob was the Joker's close trusted friend and first lieutenant among his Goons, until he was shot in the chest by the Joker himself.
 
During Jack Napier's career in the mob, his most loyal enforcer and friend was Bob, who defended and protected Jack wherever he went, according to Jack. Bob was always busy trying to accommodate Napier, even in little things such as straightening the mirror or polishing the door handle of Jack's car. In one incident, Lt. Max Eckhardt pulled his gun on Jack, and Bob immediately went to his friend's aid, standing close to him while aiming his own gun at Eckhardt. Bob managed to threaten Batman off of Jack in the Axis Chemical Co. plant with Comm. James Gordon at gunpoint, then escaped, calling for Jack to follow.

Even after the incident that disfigured Napier and shattered his sanity, Bob still remained a steadfast Aide-de-Camp to the newly-dubbed 'Joker'. Bob was always dutifully present at the Joker's side, no matter what the circumstances.
He led the Joker's personal army of thugs, and was appointed to investigate Alexander Knox to find out everything the reporter was trying to dig up on Batman.

Bob performed many chores for his friend, also being dispatched on errands of a more personal nature, such as spying on photojournalist Vicki Vale, to whom the Joker became romantically obsessed. When Bob brought back his report on Knox, he first told Joker of Vicki Vale.
When the Joker arranged to meet Vicki at The Gotham Art museum, Bob enjoyed himself while he was vandalizing the priceless paintings with a dagger, although The Joker stopped him from carving up the Edward Munch picture, Scream. Bob later brings Alicia Hunt to meet Vicki Vale.

After cornering Batman in an alley, Bob fired two shots from his pistol into Batman's chest, causing Batman to jerk, but Bob later realized there was no blood. After observing that Batman appeared to be wearing body armor, Bob, the courage returning in his voice, ordered Batman unmasked. The other henchmen, however, were quickly taken down. Bob himself was then challenged by Batman, but fled the scene.

Bob met his end after Batman ruined the Joker's scheme to poison the public with Smylex. The Joker, looking for somebody to take his anger out on, asked Bob for his gun. Bob immediately obeyed, only to be shot and killed. "I'm gonna need a minute or two alone, boys", said the Joker in a moment of mock reflection.

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 Torgo the White’s Annual Progress Report

The details of this one will be provided in a later entry.

http://www.youtube.com/v/U70p8VHxWZM
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 23, 2011, 07:53:28 PM
45 – Bobby “the Brain” Heenan
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_HQoBJqYA6YU/TVL4EdTTiWI/AAAAAAAABvg/BR_0-NAvJFY/s1600/bobbyheenandvd3.jpg)
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Sycophancy Level: 3/10
Raymond Louis "Ray" Heenan (born November 1, 1944), better known as Bobby "The Brain" Heenan (or derisively as Bobby "The Weasel" Heenan), is a former American professional wrestling manager and color commentator, best known for his time with the American Wrestling Association (AWA), World Championship Wrestling (WCW) and the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). He was known for his skill in drawing heel heat for himself and his wrestlers, and for his on-screen repartee with Gorilla Monsoon as a color commentator. World Wrestling Entertainment (formerly WWF) has described Heenan as "one of sports-entertainment's best loved legends".

Heenan was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2004 by Blackjack Lanza.

In 1984, Vince McMahon lured Heenan away from the AWA to manage Jesse "The Body" Ventura; however, after Ventura developed blood clots in his lungs, he was forced to end his active wrestling career. Heenan instead became Big John Studd's manager for his feud with André the Giant, and he soon reformed the Heenan Family. Over Heenan's WWF career, the Heenan Family included Studd, Ken Patera, Paul "Mr. Wonderful" Orndorff, King Kong Bundy, André the Giant, High Chief Sivi Afi, The Brain Busters (former Horsemen members Arn Anderson and Tully Blanchard), "Ravishing" Rick Rude, Harley Race, The Islanders (Haku and Tama), Hercules, The Barbarian, Mr Perfect, Terry Taylor, and The Brooklyn Brawler. As a manager, he was always one of the most hated men, often the most hated man, in the promotion. Heenan once had a famous feud with André the Giant while managing Big John Studd, and famously challenged André to a $15,000 bodyslam match against Studd at the first WrestleMania, where André had to retire from wrestling if he had lost the match.
 
Heenan and the Heenan Family had a monumental feud with wrestling icon Hulk Hogan in the '80s, and Heenan managed two WrestleMania challengers to Hogan's title, King Kong Bundy in 1986, and André the Giant in 1987. André did not win the title at that time, but later bested Hogan for the championship in 1988 in a controversial win after he aligned himself with "The Million Dollar Man" Ted DiBiase. Heenan also had a famous feud with The Ultimate Warrior, who reintroduced Heenan to Weasel Suit matches, which Heenan had during his time in the AWA.

After being derided by announcers for his first five years in the WWF (mostly by Gorilla Monsoon) for never managing a champion, WrestleMania V was promoted (mostly by Jesse Ventura and later Gorilla Monsoon) as Heenan's quest, and best chance since Wrestlemania III to manage a champion. Heenan finally managed his first champion in the WWF when "Ravishing" Rick Rude upset the Ultimate Warrior for the Intercontinental title. Shortly thereafter, he led the Brain Busters to the WWF World Tag Team championship giving Heenan not only the gratification of managing a champion, but managing two champions at the same time, equalling a feat achieved two years earlier by Jimmy Hart. A few months later, he ledColossal Connection (André and Haku) to the WWF Tag Team Championship. A few months after that, he led Mr Perfect to the first of two Intercontinental Championships. In a year and a half, Heenan went from having managed no champions to having managed two tag teams to two World Tag Team championships and two wrestlers to three Intercontinental championships.

Heenan also had a parody talk show known as The Bobby Heenan Show, which was broadcast in four segments during the second half of WWF's regular weekly program "Prime Time Wrestling". It was co-hosted by Jamison Winger and featured several very overweight women known as The Oinkettes.
 
As neck injuries prevented him from taking bumps the way he used to, Heenan retired from managing in 1991 to become a full-time "broadcast journalist" (see below). Nonetheless, Heenan crossed the line to managing sporadically. When the WWF signed Ric Flair, Heenan spent several weeks talking him up as "The Real World's Heavyweight Champion" (then-NWA World Heavyweight Champion) due to Flair's no compete contract with WCW. He continued to act as an advisor to Flair during his first WWF run (and coined the phrase, "That's not fair to Flair" and "You got to be fair to Flair"). Though he nominally managed Flair, Heenan's former protege Mr. Perfect, who temporarily retired due to injury, would regularly accompany Flair to ringside as his "Executive Consultant". At the 1993 Royal Rumble, he introduced Lex "Narcissist" Luger to the WWF to exact revenge on his former protege, Mr. Perfect.
 
In 1986, Heenan became a color commentator in addition to his managing duties. He replaced Jesse Ventura on Prime Time Wrestling and All American Wrestling, aired on the USA Network, teaming up with Gorilla Monsoon. He also replaced Ventura to team up with Monsoon on the syndicated All-Star Wrestling, which was replaced in the fall of 1986 with Wrestling Challenge. Heenan and Monsoon's usually-unscripted banter was very entertaining, and inspired many classic moments. Heenan, calling himself a "broadcast journalist", shamelessly rooted for the heels while they cheated or did something under-handed and referred to his audience as "humanoids," and babyface wrestlers, especially jobbers, as "ham-and-eggers." Another classic moment between Heenan and Monsoon occurred repeatedly when Heenan went on a long rant supporting the heel wrestlers, until an exasperated Gorilla Monsoon would say, "Will you stop?"
Heenan, still suffering from the broken neck he received ten years earlier and unable to cope with the long working hours, decided to leave the WWF at the end of 1993. He was given an on-air farewell by Gorilla Monsoon on the December 6, 1993 edition of Monday Night Raw who, in kayfabe was fed up by Heenan's constant insults, threw him and his belongings out of the Westchester County Center and onto the sidewalk of White Plains, NY. Heenan mentioned that the idea was his and Monsoon's. Afterwards, Heenan states that at the hotel he and Monsoon embraced each other and wept for over an hour. In an interview later Heenan recalls the incident saying he chose Monsoon to throw him out of the WWF seeing it as appropriate. He also poked fun at Monsoon saying he ate the bananas that Monsoon brought as a going away gift for Heenan.

Heenan's original plan was to retire, spend time with his family, and relax, but he was contacted by WCW soon after he left the WWF. He was unsure at first, but accepted their offer once he found out that WCW provided lighter work schedules and health insurance. Also, his daughter went to school in Alabama; Atlanta where WCW was based, is a couple hours drive.

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 Torgo the White’s Annual Progress Report

Recently developed a kinship with lab mouse Pinky.  Unfortunately, his attempts to promote Pinky as a heel have been largely unsuccessful.

http://www.youtube.com/v/JOivAvBbcGY
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 23, 2011, 07:54:38 PM
OK, that's it for tonight.  Tomorrow will be a short one, but after that it'll be 10 a day.  Oh, and no more ties.
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: Watchman on November 23, 2011, 11:35:06 PM
There, fixed.

http://forum.rifftrax.com/index.php?topic=23134.msg677951#msg677951

Thank you. What you write about his standing with Coke cracked me up.

And as others have said, great write-ups!
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 24, 2011, 06:22:37 AM
44 – Patroclus
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/b/ba/Akhilleus_Patroklos_Antikensammlung_Berlin_F2278.jpg/250px-Akhilleus_Patroklos_Antikensammlung_Berlin_F2278.jpg)
25 points             
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Top Vote: #12 Anais.Whatever
 
   
Sycophancy Level: 6/10
In Greek mythology, as recorded in the Iliad by Homer, Patroclus, or Patroklos (Gr. Πάτροκλος, “glory of the father”), was the son of Menoetius, grandson of Actor, King of Opus, and was Achilles' beloved comrade and brother-in-arms.

In his youth, Patroclus accidentally killed his friend, Clysonymus, during an argument over a game of dice. His father fled with Patroclus into exile to evade revenge, and they took shelter at the palace of their kinsman King Peleus of Phthia. There Patroclus apparently first met Peleus' son Achilles. Peleus sent the boys to live in the wilderness and be raised by Chiron, the cave-dwelling wise King of the Centaurs.

Patroclus was somewhat older than Achilles (Iliad XI, 780-790).

In a post-Homeric version, he is listed among the unsuccessful suitors of Helen of Sparta, all of whom took a solemn oath to defend the chosen husband (ultimately Menelaus) against whoever should quarrel with him. At about that time Patroclus killed Las, founder of a namesake city near Gytheio, Laconia, according to Pausanias the geographer. Pausanias reported that the killing was alternatively attributed to Achilles. However Achilles was not otherwise said ever to have visited Peloponnesos.

When the tide of war turned away from the Acheans, and the Trojans threatened their ships, Patroclus convinced Achilles to let him don Achilles' armor and lead the Myrmidons into combat. In his lust for combat, Patroclus pursued the Trojans all the way back to the gates of Troy, defying Achilles' order to break off combat once the ships were saved. Patroclus killed many Trojans and allies including the Lycian hero Sarpedon (a son of Zeus), and Cebriones (the chariot driver of Hector and illegitimate son ofPriam). Patroclus was stunned by Apollo, wounded by Euphorbos, then finished off by Hector. At the time of his death, Patroclus had killed 53 enemy soldiers.

After retrieving his body, which had been protected on the field by Odysseus and Ajax (Telamonian Aias), Achilles returned to battle and avenged his companion's death by killing Hector. Achilles then desecrated Hector's body by dragging it behind hischariot instead of allowing the Trojans to honorably dispose of it by burning it. Achilles' grief was great and for some time, he refused to dispose of Patroclus' body; but he was persuaded to do so by an apparition of Patroclus, who told Achilles he could not enter Hades without a proper cremation. Achilles sheared off his hair, and sacrificed horses, dogs, and twelve Trojan captives before placing Patroclus' body on the funeral pyre.

Achilles then organized an athletic competition to honour his dead companion, which included a chariot race (won by Diomedes),boxing (won by Epeios), wrestling (a draw between Telamonian Aias and Odysseus), a foot race (won by Odysseus), a duel (a draw between Aias and Diomedes), a discus throw (won by Polypoites), an archery contest (won by Meriones), and a javelin throw (won by Agamemnon, unopposed). The games are described in Book 23 of the Iliad, one of the earliest references to Greek sports.

In the Iliad, the relationship between Patroclus and Achilles is a vital part of the story. The relationship contributes to the overall theme of the humanization of Achilles. While the Iliadnever explicitly stated as such, in some later Greek writings, such as Plato's Symposium, the relationship between Patroclus and Achilles is held up as a model of romantic love. However, other ancient authors, such as Xenophon in his Symposium, argued that it was inaccurate to label their relationship as a romantic one. Nevertheless, their relationship inspiredAlexander the Great and his lover Hephaestion.

The funeral of Patroclus is described in book 23 of the Iliad. Patroclus is cremated on a funeral pyre, and his bones are collected into a golden urn in two layers of fat. The barrow is built on the location of the pyre. Achilles then sponsors funeral games, consisting of a chariot race, boxing, wrestling, running, a duel between two champions to the first blood, discus throwing, archery and spear throwing.

The death of Achilles is given in sources other than the Iliad. His bones were mingled with those of Patroclus so that the two would be companions in death as in life and the remains were transferred to Leuke, an island in the Black Sea. Their souls were reportedly seen wandering the island at times.

In Homer's Odyssey, Odysseus meets Achilles in Hades, accompanied by Patroclus, Telamonian Aias and Antilochus.

A general of Croton identified either as Autoleon or Leonymus reportedly visited the island of Leuke while recovering from wounds received in battle against the Locri Epizefiri. The event was placed during or after the 7th century BC. He reported having seen Patroclus in the company of Achilles, Ajax the Lesser, Telamonian Aias, Antilochus, and Helen.

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 Torgo the White’s Annual Progress Report

Patroclus is one of the first residents.  He’s kind of gotten bitter with age and keeps telling the various sidekicks from Hercules and Xena “that’s way off.  It ain’t how it went down.”

http://www.youtube.com/v/0Cz7u8RPYKo
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: Tripe on November 24, 2011, 07:15:11 AM
Man I should have included Patroclus, I did include another SB from a different Ambiguously Gay Mythological/Literary duo though.
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: D.B. Barnes on November 24, 2011, 07:19:11 AM
Man I should have included Patroclus, I did include another SB from a different Ambiguously Gay Mythological/Literary duo though.

"They're ambiguously close in a mythological/literary way!"
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: Tripe on November 24, 2011, 07:30:44 AM
No it involves gigantic sea warriors, well singular, five smooth stones and a lyre.
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 24, 2011, 08:02:41 AM
43 – Jaws
(http://images1.makefive.com/images/entertainment/movies/best-james-bond-bad-guys/jaws-7.jpg)
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Sycophancy Level: ?/10
Jaws first appeared in the 1977 film The Spy Who Loved Me as a henchman to the villain, Karl Stromberg. He would later appear in the sequel Moonraker as a henchman to the villainHugo Drax. In his second appearance Jaws changed from a ruthless and unstoppable killing machine to more of a comedy figure. He eventually turns against Drax and helps Bond to defeat him. In Moonraker he gains a girlfriend, Dolly, who like Jaws almost never speaks.

In addition to having steel teeth, Jaws was also gigantic and extremely strong, which forced Bond to be especially inventive while fighting him. In combat during The Spy Who Loved Me, Bond found himself caught in an unbreakable death grip by Jaws, who was about to fatally bite him; Bond only escaped by using a broken electric lamp to send an electric shock through the assassin's teeth to stun him.

Jaws also has an uncanny ability to survive any misfortune seemingly unscathed and come back to challenge Bond again. In The Spy Who Loved Me, Jaws survives an Egyptian structure's collapse on top of him, being hit by a van, being thrown from a rapidly-moving train, sitting in the passenger seat of a car which veers off a cliff in Sardinia and explodes (landing in a hut below, to the owner's dismay), a battle underwater with a shark, and the destruction of Stromberg's lair. In Moonraker, he survives falling several thousand feet after accidentally disabling his own parachute (he falls through a circus tent and lands in the trapeze net), a crash through a building inside a runaway cable car, and going over Iguazu Falls. After each of these incidents, he always picks himself up, dusts off his jacket, straightens his tie and nonchalantly walks away. After the destruction of Drax's space station, a throw-away line near the end is made that the American shuttle rescued him and his girlfriend.

He also appeared in a minor cameo in Inspector Gadget during the end credits where Sykes, Sandford Scolex's assistant, is giving a speech to a henchmen support group. Other notable James Bond villains can also be seen during this scene.

Jaws only speaks once, in Moonraker, when he makes a toast to his girlfriend, "Well, here's to us".

Jaws gets his nickname from his trademark steel teeth. These are capable of biting through a wide variety of materials, and Jaws prefers to kill his victims by biting through their Jugular vein. The character was played in both The Spy Who Loved Me and the following film Moonrakerby actor Richard Kiel.

Jaws, and his sidekick Sandor, were based on the villains Sol "Horror" Horowitz and "Sluggsy" Morant from Ian Fleming's novel The Spy Who Loved Me.

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 Torgo the White’s Annual Progress Report

There’s a rivalry between him and Matter-Eater Lad that had proven upsetting.  Perhaps in another universe they could have called each other… friend.

http://www.youtube.com/v/xHPDIjWgMzw
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: anais.jude on November 24, 2011, 08:58:27 AM
44 – Patroclus
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/b/ba/Akhilleus_Patroklos_Antikensammlung_Berlin_F2278.jpg/250px-Akhilleus_Patroklos_Antikensammlung_Berlin_F2278.jpg)
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High 5 to Anais. :)  :highfive:

YEA!!!! Hooray for reading!
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 24, 2011, 09:16:30 AM
42 – Short Round
(http://images.wikia.com/indianajones/images/1/14/ShortRound.jpg)
25 points             
3 of 15 lists
Top Vote: #9 Cole Stratton
 
   
Sycophancy Level: 4/10
Short Round (Jonathan Ke Quan), aka "Kennon Wong" was orphaned when the Japanese bombed Shanghai in 1932, and is a young taxicab driver in Shanghai, who helps Indiana escape from Lao Che. Despite being an eleven-year-old boy, he is able to stick by Indy through his adventures and is even able to drive (since he is "short", he wears wooden blocks under his shoes when driving). He is essential in freeing Indiana and Pankot's Maharaja from Mola Ram's psychic control. The novelization details Short Round was born Wan Li in 1927. Despite attending a Christian school, he respects Chinese mythology, and believes the baby elephant that transports him in India is a reincarnation of his brother Chu. He immigrates to the United States with Jones following his adventure. In the film, Short Round is frequently heard speaking the Cantonese dialect of Chinese, as well as English.

Short Round was named after Temple of Doom screenwriters Willard Huyck and Gloria Katz's dog. Lucas's initial idea for Indiana's sidekick was a virginal young princess, but Huyck, Katz and Spielberg disliked the idea. The character's name may also have been a homage to the early Samuel Fuller film The Steel Helmet, in which a young Korean boy of the same name acts as a guide for the protagonist. Around 6000 actors auditioned worldwide for the part: Quan was cast after his brother auditioned for the role. Spielberg liked his personality, so he and Ford improvised the scene where Short Round accuses Indiana of cheating during a card game.  Quan had a martial arts instructor to help him on set.
The character cameoed in an issue of Marvel Comics' The Further Adventures of Indiana Jones, rescuing Indiana from a pirate attack in the Caribbean, before he returns to boarding school. The Lost Journal of Indiana Jones, published in 2008, detailed Short Round became an archaeologist and tracked down the Peacock's Eye (the diamond from Doom's opening sequence) to Niihau.
He also appeared in the non-canonical crossover story in Star Wars Tales, where he and Indiana discover the remains of Han Solo in the crashed Millennium Falcon in the Pacific Northwest. A Short Round action figure was made by LJN in 1984, but was never released, although an unpainted metal miniature of him was released by TSR that year. He is in the 2009 Lego set Shanghai Chase. Empire named Short Round as their sixteenth favorite element of the films, explaining "you could argue that Shortie is the real hero of Temple of Doom — while the titular relic hunter is off searching for fortune and glory, it's Short Round's moral compass that keeps the adventure on the right track". In 2008 a poll conducted by movietickets.com to coincide with the release of Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, named Short Round "favorite Indy sidekick".

(http://29.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_laxberwzIi1qzjyfpo1_500.png)
 Torgo the White’s Annual Progress Report

He’s been causing problems lately.  He’s been sneaking out at night, hightailing it to lover’s lane and telling teens who are necking “No time for love!”  He also wears a largely Flava Flav style clock when he does.  This needs to stop for several reasons.

http://www.youtube.com/v/vqVbJ0FpRzA
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: Russell on November 24, 2011, 06:07:28 PM
43 – Jaws
(http://images1.makefive.com/images/entertainment/movies/best-james-bond-bad-guys/jaws-7.jpg)
25 points             
2 of 15 lists
Top Vote: #11 Gunflyer
Aw hell yeah! Remember when Gloria Estefan sang that song about The Rhythm is gonna get you? Yeah... by Rhythm she meant Jaws.
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 24, 2011, 08:15:10 PM
41 – Sancho Panza
(http://thetorchonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/sancho-panza.jpg)
27 points             
3 of 15 lists   
Top Vote: #10 DB Barnes
 
   
Sycophancy Level: 6/10
Sancho Panza is a fictional character in the novel Don Quixote written by Spanish author Don Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra in 1605. Sancho acts as squire to Don Quixote, and provides comments throughout the novel, known as sanchismos, that are a combination of broad humour, ironic Spanish proverbs, and earthy wit. "Panza" means 'belly,' and is alternately spelled pança.

Sancho Panza is not a servant of Alonso Quijano before his madness turns him into Don Quixote, but a peasant living in the same unnamed village. When the novel begins Sancho has been married for a long time to a woman named Teresa Cascajo and has a daughter, María Sancha (also named Marisancha, Marica, María, Sancha and Sanchica), who is said to be old enough to be married. Sancho's wife is described more or less as a feminine version of Sancho, both in looks and behaviour. When Don Quixote proposes Sancho to be his squire, neither he nor his family strongly oppose it.

Sancho is illiterate and proud of it but by influence of his new master he develops considerable knowledge about some books. During the travels with Don Quixote he keeps contact with his wife by dictating letters addressed to her.

Sancho Panza offers interpolated narrative voice throughout the tale, a literary convention invented by Cervantes. Sancho Panza is precursor to "the sidekick," and is symbolic of practicality over idealism. Sancho is the everyman, who, though not sharing his master's delusional "enchantment" until late in the novel, remains his ever-faithful companion realist, and functions as the clever sidekick.

In the novel, Don Quixote comments on the historical state and condition of Aragón and Castilla, which are vying for power in Europe. Sancho Panza represents, among other things, the quintessentially Spanish brand of skepticism of the period.

Sancho obediently follows his master, despite being sometimes puzzled by Quijote's actions. Riding a mule, he helps Quixote get out of various conflicts while looking forward to rewards of aventura that Quijote tells him of.

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 Torgo the White’s Annual Progress Report

OK guys, he’s seriously tired of the “get off your ass and do something jokes.”  They have to end.

http://www.youtube.com/v/6wKSWJxj8nM
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: Tripe on November 24, 2011, 08:16:15 PM
Tripe :highfive: Barnes + whomever else
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: D.B. Barnes on November 25, 2011, 01:45:06 AM
Tripe :highfive: Barnes + whomever else

 :highfive: right back at ya' Tripe, and I can only assume Anais was the third voter here.
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 25, 2011, 04:26:25 AM
40 – Barney Fife
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/2/2c/Barney-Fife.jpg)
28 points          
2 of 15 lists   
Top Vote: #9 Darth Geek
 
   
Sycophancy Level: 4/10
Bernard "Barney" Fife is a fictional character in the American television program The Andy Griffith Show, portrayed by comic actor Don Knotts. Barney Fife is a deputy sheriff in the slow paced, sleepy southern community of Mayberry, North Carolina. He appeared in the first five black and white seasons (1960 – 1965) as a main character, and, after leaving the show at the end of season five, made a few guest appearances in the following three color seasons (1965 – 1968). He also appeared in the first episode of the spin-off series Mayberry R.F.D.(1968 – 1971), and in the 1986 reunion telemovie Return to Mayberry.

In 1999 TV Guide ranked him number 9 on its 50 Greatest TV Characters of All Time list.

Don Knotts had previously co-starred on the "Steve Allen Show", along with Tom Poston, Pat Harrington, Jr., and Louis Nye—which is where a frantic, twitching "man on the street" character was introduced. He created Deputy Barney Fife in the same fashion, as a hyperkinetic but comically inept counterpart to Mayberry's practical and composed Sheriff Andy Taylor. Sometimes considered a blowhard with delusions of grandeur, Barney fancies himself an expert on firearms, women, singing and just about any other topic of conversation brought up while he is around. Conversely, Andy knows that Barney's false bravado is a smokescreen for his insecurities, and low self-confidence.

Barney is often overly analytical and alarmist about benign situations, such as the modest Mayberry crime scene. He takes a minor infraction, blows it out of proportion, and then concocts an elaborate solution (sometimes involving inept civilians, like Otis Campbell orGomer Pyle) to resolve it. This only inflicts tremedous angst on Andy. In one early episode, where Andy was briefly summoned away, acting sheriff Barney proceeds to book and lock up nearly everyone in town. Despite his shortcomings, Barney is zealous about law enforcement, regularly spouting off penal codes and ordinances to thugs and jaywalkers alike.

An emotional powder keg, Barney often overreacts with panic, despair or bug-eyed fear. He has what he describes as a "low sugar blood content." Barney is smug and self-confident, until true leadership is sought, whereupon he dances about in a fluster. Outwardly "a man of the world," Barney is truly naïve and easily duped. Though constantly warned by Andy, Barney falls for countless scams. This gullibility is evident in many episodes, including "Barney's First Car", where he is conned into buying a lemon from a crafty old widow.

A gossip and gadfly, Barney is known for blabbing both personal and police secrets (such as Andy's scrutiny of women's rings at the jewelry store, or the locale and time of a stakeout or arrival of an armored car). While this may expose him as a halfwit, Barney is at heart a caring, amiable soul. Despite a knack for exasperating the townsfolk, he is fondly embraced by most of them.

Nonetheless, Barney still has his rare moments of courage and loyalty. Two episodes demonstrates Barney's ability to rise up to challenges. In the second season episode, "Andy on Trial," a millionaire wants revenge on Andy for giving him a traffic ticket. The traffic violator then dispatches a seductive female reporter to town and she prompts Barney for details of Andy's life, twisting them into transgressions. It all comes back to haunt both deputy and sheriff when said information puts Andy on trial for misconduct. After the prosecuting attorney forces Barney to admit everything he said was true in front of Andy. He sheepishly admits to playing up to the sexy reporter (one of the rare times he admits to getting full up of himself), but vowing that Andy is an outstanding lawman, whose caring methodology is far more effective than "going by the book." In the third season episode "Lawman Barney," two farmers illegally selling produce on the road do not take a warning from Barney seriously and run him off the road, taunting him. When Andy makes a more serious warning to the farmers later, they reveal that they had run off a deputy earlier. Knowing that they're talking about Barney, Andy makes up a story about "Crazy Gun Barney" and "that dirty game he plays" and how his running off was just a ploy. When Andy orders Barney to return to the scene, he sees the same farmers panic and rushing to get off the road upon seeing him, Barney believes they are at last taking him seriously and, as usual, begins to puff and swagger. Later, the farmers discover from the town locals that what Andy said about Barney was not true. Floyd (who was among those locals) goes to Andy and tells him the story, and that the farmers left a message that they were back in business and want Barney "as a customer." Barney overhears this and decides to go back to the scene with Andy. As he confronts the farmers on his own. He finds his inner strength, and as they get closer towards him, he tells them that despite them both being bigger than he is, his badge "represents a lot of people that are a lot bigger than either one of you." Defeated, the farmers pack up and leave.

One major comedic source is Barney's lack of ability with a firearm. After numerous misfires (usually a Colt or Smith & Wesson M&P .38 caliber revolver), Andy restricts Barney to carrying only a single bullet in his shirt pocket, "in case of an emergency." The bullet always seems to find its way back into the pistol, where, predictably, it is accidentally discharged. The accidental discharge of Barney's pistol becomes a running gag: Barney gives a lecture on gun safety and either shoots the floor through his holster, or assuming the safety latch is on, causes the gun to fire. Another gag has Barney locking himself or together with Andy in one of the jail cells, with the keys just out of reach. Realizing they can't free themselves, they shamelessly yell for help.

Calling a police officer or authority figure "Barney Fife" has become an American slang term for gross ineptitude or overzealousness. (This was done recently in the Scott Peterson case, where the defendant's mother referred to the local police captain as "Barney Fife".)

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 Torgo the White’s Annual Progress Report

Yep, as you’ve guessed, he’s currently the sheriff of Second Banana Heaven.  He often tries to stop Mr Haney from flim flaming people and ends up buying farming goods at the end of the day.

http://www.youtube.com/v/ZLsg0EvZozI
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 25, 2011, 07:58:15 AM
39 – Cameron Fry
(http://huntingothers.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/alan-ruck-cameron-frye.jpg)
29 points          
2 of 15 lists   
Top Vote: #2 Cole Stratton
   
Sycophancy Level: 6/10
From Urban Dictionary

The morose and depressed sidekick of Ferris Bueller. A man who seems to hate the world. Cameron reluctantly lets Ferris get control of his father's 1961 Ferrari GT 250 California to cut school for an insane adventure. In an attempt to roll back the odometer on the Ferrari, the car is left in reverse, and Cameron stupidly kicks the car off the jack and it flies through the back of the garage to a horrible demise at the bottom of a cliff. He finally makes a transition in his life and decides to take the heat from his dad regarding the car and not let Ferris take the fall for him.


(http://29.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_laxberwzIi1qzjyfpo1_500.png)
 Torgo the White’s Annual Progress Report

Cameron has never been in love - at least, nobody's ever been in love with him. If things don't change for him, he's gonna marry the first girl he lays, and she's gonna treat him like shit, because she will have given him what he has built up in his mind as the end-all, be-all of human existence. She won't respect him, 'cause you can't respect somebody who kisses your ass. It just doesn't work.

http://www.youtube.com/v/rIqWSPUh2rY
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: D.B. Barnes on November 25, 2011, 08:20:08 AM
39 – Cameron Fry
(http://huntingothers.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/alan-ruck-cameron-frye.jpg)
29 points          
2 of 15 lists   
Top Vote: #2 Cole Stratton
   
Sycophancy Level: 6/10

Had Cameron at #19. Surprised he wasn't on more lists.

40 – Barney Fife
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/2/2c/Barney-Fife.jpg)
28 points          
2 of 15 lists   
Top Vote: #9 Darth Geek
 
   
Sycophancy Level: 4/10

Two lists?!? C'mon!!!
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: Tripe on November 25, 2011, 08:23:38 AM
I really only know him from that movie where he becomes a fish.
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: anais.jude on November 25, 2011, 08:45:25 AM
Tripe :highfive: Barnes + whomever else

 :highfive: right back at ya' Tripe, and I can only assume Anais was the third voter here.
'

You guys are smart. It was me, lol. Although I have never seen the musical, it was all based on the book
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: Tripe on November 25, 2011, 08:55:54 AM
Ditto, the most I've seen from the musical is the Quantum Leap episode and the cover of the song from it by Carter USM (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgCVHyR5oCc).
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 25, 2011, 10:52:39 AM
38 – Fezzik
(http://surbrook.devermore.net/adaptationsbook/pb/fezzik.jpg)
30 points          
3 of 15 lists   
Top Vote: #10 Anais.Whatever
   
Sycophancy Level: 5/10
A giant who is employed by Vizzini when he finds him jobless in Greenland. Fezzik is a rather simple person, who doesn't have a problem with subverting the law, but doesn't like to fight dirty. He has the opportunity to crush Westley's skull at a distance with a large rock, but chooses to give him a chance to fight him hand to hand.

He later befriends Westley and helps him infiltrate the castle so Westley can save Buttercup and Inigo can get his revenge on Count Rugen.

One of Fezzik's favorite pastimes is playing a rhyming game with Inigo.

(http://29.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_laxberwzIi1qzjyfpo1_500.png)
 Torgo the White’s Annual Progress Report

Fezzik’s dream has come true since arriving: large women!  He and Etta Candy have really been hitting it off.  Woo woo!

http://www.youtube.com/v/DP5-qJSzDUg
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 25, 2011, 05:24:15 PM
37 – R2-D2
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/84/Gen_Con_Indy_2008_030.JPG/220px-Gen_Con_Indy_2008_030.JPG)
31 points          
2 of 15 lists   
Top Vote: #10 Shodan
   
Sycophancy Level: ?/10 (who knows what he is plotting)
R2-D2 (phonetically spelled Artoo-Detoo, and called "R2" for short), is a character in the Star Wars universe. An astromech droid, R2-D2 is a major character throughout all six Star Wars films. Along with his droid companion C-3PO, he joins or supports Anakin Skywalker, Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, and Obi-Wan Kenobi in various points in the saga. R2-D2 was played by Kenny Baker.

R2-D2 was designed by John Stears and specially created by Australian firm Petric Engineering and English firm C&L Developments. Many scenes also made use of radio controlled and CGI versions of the character. Both the original props of R2-D2 and C-3PO used in filming are used as audio-animatronics in the queue area of Disneyland's Star Tours ride.

An XBox 360 designed like the robot was released in 2011.

In Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, both R2-D2 and C-3PO are introduced on board the Tantive IV, along with Princess Leia of Alderaan, when they are fired upon by an Imperial Star Destroyer. Leia slips R2-D2 a disc containing a distress message and the plans for the Death Star battle station. The droids then escape in a pod that crashes on Tatooine.

R2-D2 and C-3PO are abducted by Jawas and bought by Owen Lars, step-uncle of Luke Skywalker. While Luke cleans the sand out of R2-D2's gears, he discovers a fragment of Leia's message, and removes the droid's restraining bolt to see more; once free of the bolt, R2 claims to have no knowledge of the message. That night, R2 leaves the farm to seek out Obi-Wan Kenobi. Soon, by way of fate, Luke is forced to leave Tatooine with Obi-Wan, Han Solo, and Chewbacca, and they attempt to deliver R2-D2 to the Rebel Alliance. Along the way, they are pulled in by the Death Star's tractor beam, but eventually rescue Leia and escape. R2-D2 delivers the plans to the Rebel Alliance, and becomes Luke's astromech droid during the attack on the station. R2 is severely damaged during the battle, but is restored before the ceremony at the end of the film.

In Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, R2 accompanies Luke to Dagobah, and later to Cloud City, where he helps to rescue and repair a heavily damaged C-3PO and to override city security computers. He also manages to fix the Millennium Falcon's hyperdrive, resulting in a last-minute escape from Imperial forces.

In Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, R2-D2 plays a critical role in the rescue of Han, Luke and Leia from Jabba the Hutt, and later joins the Rebel strike team on Endor.

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 Torgo the White’s Annual Progress Report

Note to all residents: stop stepping on his foot and trying to throw candy bar wrappers into him.  You WILL be electrocuted.

http://www.youtube.com/v/weGTZ5VXR4s
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: D.B. Barnes on November 25, 2011, 05:39:56 PM
37 – R2-D2
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/84/Gen_Con_Indy_2008_030.JPG/220px-Gen_Con_Indy_2008_030.JPG)
31 points          
2 of 15 lists   
Top Vote: #10 Shodan
   
Sycophancy Level: ?/10 (who knows what he is plotting)

Didn't include R2 for pretty much the  so much reasons I didn't include Silent Bob. Just because you don't talk so much, doesn't make you a second banana.
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: Darth Geek on November 25, 2011, 06:09:17 PM
Didn't include R2 for pretty much the  so much reasons I didn't include Silent Bob. Just because you don't talk so much, doesn't make you a second banana.
True. And he really was the more dominant one when paired with C3PO. Granted, R2D2 does qualify because he does work for Luke and others at various times. But he isn't that much of a sycophant, he has a good motivator.
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 25, 2011, 06:11:39 PM
36 – Maya Fey
(http://www.miccostumes.com/images/character/Maya_fey.jpg)
31 points          
2 of 15 lists   
Top Vote: #7 Pak Man
   
Sycophancy Level: 4/10
Maya Fey is the current Master of the Kurain Channeling Technique and, subsequently, the head of the Fey clan. She was Phoenix Wright's assistant when Wright was a lawyer.

(http://29.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_laxberwzIi1qzjyfpo1_500.png)
 Torgo the White’s Annual Progress Report

Mediums are actually pretty useless in heaven.  All you need to do is start a conversation and TA DAH!  You’re communicating with the dead.

http://www.youtube.com/v/PC9ObNgKGKI
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 25, 2011, 06:13:05 PM
35 – Tuco Ramirez
(http://www.oocities.org/tuco45lc/tuco.jpg)
31 points             
2 of 15 lists   
Top Vote: #4 Gunflyer
   
Sycophancy Level: 1/10
Tuco Ramírez (full name: Tuco Benedicto Pacífico Juan María Ramírez) is one of the three eponymous characters from Sergio Leone's spaghetti western The Good, The Bad and The Ugly. In the film, Tuco is identified as the ugly (incorrectly as the bad in the film's trailers) through in-film texts. He is of Mexican origin and also the only character of whom the audience learns any history (in comparison to his companion Blondie or enemy Angel Eyes). In the movie he is played by Eli Wallach, whose performance was based on a similar character he played in How the West Was Won.


Tuco is a greedy, self-serving bandit wanted for a string of crimes involving, but not limited to, armed robbery, rape, bigamy, abandoning his wife and children, receiving and selling stolen goods, etc. He has committed enough crimes to earn himself a $3,000 bounty. It is dubious, however that he has actually committed all the crimes listed in the film: Blondie and Tuco's arrangement at the beginning entails building up Tuco's reputation as a bandit in order to receive a higher ransom. Tuco's greed is also shown when he encounters the ambulance-cart full of dead confederate soldiers in the desert as he heartlessly digs through the pockets of the clothes on corpses.

Tuco is also shown as extremely vengeful. When Blondie leaves Tuco in the desert at the beginning of the movie, Tuco becomes obsessed with exacting revenge by leading Blondie on a forced march in harsh desert conditions until Blondie expires.

Despite Tuco's greedy nature, he regards his own family highly. He is devastated after his brother Pablo Ramírez informs him that their father has been dead for a long time. His brother, who is a father at a mission turned field hospital, helps Tuco to rehabilitate Blondie. Pablo also tells Tuco that their mother had also died recently, which is why Pablo was not at the monastery to meet Tuco and Blondie when they first arrived. Tuco remains convinced that his way of living is better than his brother's, thinking his brother became a priest because it was easier. Even though they end trading blows, Tuco still speaks highly of his brother to Blondie when the two leave for Sad Hill cemetery (not knowing Blondie has witnessed their exchange).

Tuco also has a faux-religious side to him. Sometimes when encountering corpses or killing someone, he performs a hasty sign of the cross.


(http://29.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_laxberwzIi1qzjyfpo1_500.png)
 Torgo the White’s Annual Progress Report

He’s invited, but he hasn’t made it here yet.  Sadly, he’s still tied to that tree next to the half full bag of gold.

http://www.youtube.com/v/29kCbliw97A
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 25, 2011, 06:13:57 PM
34 – Stimpson J Cat
(http://images.wikia.com/renandstimpy/images/9/97/Stimpy.jpg)
32 points             
2 of 15 lists   
Top Vote: #5 Pak Man
   
Sycophancy Level: 10/10
Stimpson J. Cat (or simply Stimpy) is a fictional character from the Nickelodeon series The Ren & Stimpy Show and Spike series Ren and Stimpy Adult Party Cartoon. He is one of the main title characters and serves as the main deuteragonist (secondary antagonist of the series). He first appeared in the pilot episode "Big House Blues".

Stimpy is a red and white, rotund Manx cat with a blue nose, purple eyelids, no tail, hands with gloves that have fingernails, human-style buttocks, flat feet, and a brain the size of a peanut. He is portrayed as an idiot in the series despite some cooking skills and inventing, as seen in some episodes of the show. He also serves as Ren's punching bag whenever Ren gets upset.

Ren Höek is Stimpy's best friend. Stimpy almost never gets mad at him, despite getting slapped or beat up by him in almost every episode of the series.

(http://29.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_laxberwzIi1qzjyfpo1_500.png)
 Torgo the White’s Annual Progress Report

Currently at the Second Banana Heaven petting zoo. It is advised that people wash their hands before, after and while petting him.

http://www.youtube.com/v/jLzJ3tGLWxA
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 25, 2011, 06:24:35 PM
33 – Donny Kerbatsos
(http://i2.listal.com/image/1235866/500full.jpg)
32 points             
2 of 15 lists   
Top Vote: #4 Sutter Cane
   
Sycophancy Level: 3/10
Donny was a good bowler, and a good man. He was one of us. He was a man who loved the outdoors... and bowling, and as a surfer he explored the beaches of Southern California, from La Jolla to Leo Carrillo and... up to... Pismo. He died, like so many young men of his generation, he died before his time. In your wisdom, Lord, you took him, as you took so many bright flowering young men at Khe Sanh, at Langdok, at Hill 364. These young men gave their lives. And so would Donny. Donny, who loved bowling. And so, Theodore Donald Karabotsos, in accordance with what we think your dying wishes might well have been, we commit your final mortal remains to the bosom of the Pacific Ocean, which you loved so well. Good night, sweet prince.

(http://29.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_laxberwzIi1qzjyfpo1_500.png)
 Torgo the White’s Annual Progress Report

He’s finally in his element.

http://www.youtube.com/v/H0OaeMYTbs4
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 25, 2011, 06:25:16 PM
32 – Kato
(http://www.freewebs.com/earthden/kato.jpg)
33 points             
3 of 15 lists   
Top Vote: #9 DB Barnes
   
Sycophancy Level: 5/10
Kato is a fictional character from The Green Hornet series. This character has also appeared with the Green Hornet in film, television, book and comic book versions. Kato was the Hornet's assistant and has been played by a number of actors. On radio, Kato was initially played by Raymond Hayashi, then Roland Parker who had the role for most of the run, and in the later years Mickey Tolan. Keye Luketook the role in the movie serials, and in the television series he was portrayed by Bruce Lee. Jay Chou plays Kato in the 2011 Green Hornet film.

Kato was Britt Reid's valet, who doubled as The Green Hornet's unnamed, masked driver and partner to help him in his vigilante adventures, disguised as the activities of a racketeer and his chauffeur/bodyguard/enforcer. According to the storyline, years before the events depicted in the series, Britt Reid had saved Kato's life while traveling in the Far East. Depending on the version of the story, this prompted Kato to become Reid's assistant or friend. In the anthology The Green Hornet Chronicles from Moonstone Books, author  Richard Dean Starr's story "Nothing Gold Can Stay: An Origin Story of Kato" explores the character's background and how he ends up living in America, suggesting that Kato met Britt Reid on a later trip back to his homeland while in search of his mother.

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 Torgo the White’s Annual Progress Report

He’s of an interesting breed: the second banana superior to the top banana.  Let’s face it, Green Hornet is kind of neat but everyone remembers Kato.  Now he has a bland white guy drive him around and act as his number two.

http://www.youtube.com/v/nsO7Xr6njMA
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 25, 2011, 06:26:07 PM
31 – Ron Weasley
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/9/95/Grint.weaseley.OotP1.jpg/200px-Grint.weaseley.OotP1.jpg)
34 points             
3 of 15 lists   
Top Vote: #8 Anais.Whatever
   
Sycophancy Level: 5/10
Ronald Bilius "Ron" Weasley is a fictional character and one of the three protagonists (the other two being Harry Potter and Hermione Granger) in the Harry Potter book series written by J. K. Rowling. His first appearance was in the first book of the series, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone as the best friend of Harry Potter and Hermione Granger. He is a member of the Weasley family, a pure blood family, who reside in "The Burrow" outside Ottery St. Catchpole. Along with Harry and Hermione, he is a member of the Gryffindor house. Ron is present in most of the action throughout the series due to his friendship with Harry.

According to J. K. Rowling, Ron was among the characters she created "the very first day".[1] Ron is inspired by Rowling's best friend Sean Harris (to whom Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is dedicated), but she has clearly stated that she "never set out to describe Sean in Ron, but Ron has a Sean-ish turn of phrase."[2] Like Harris is to Rowling, Ron is "always there" when Harry needs him. The character of Ron fits many of the stereotypes expected of the sidekick; he is often used as comic relief, is loyal to the hero, and lacks much of the talent Harry possesses, at least in terms of magical power. However, he has demonstrated bravery several times, such as playing 'real wizard's chess' in the first book, and entering into the Forbidden Forest with Harry during the second book despite his arachnophobia.

Some of Ron's qualities serve as foils to Harry. While Harry is an orphan with more gold than he needs, Ron comes from a large and loving but poor family; many of his possessions arehand-me-downs. Harry is famous but would prefer to avoid the spotlight; Ron, in comparison, is often perceived as a mere lackey and sometimes becomes jealous of the recognition Harry receives. Finally, Ron is the most mediocre of his siblings, being (as of the first book) neither an excellent Quidditch player, a noteworthy student, nor the daughter his mother always wanted. All these factors have combined to cause Ron serious insecurities; this inferiority complex, and his need to prove himself a notable person in his own right is the main thrust of his character growth.

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 Torgo the White’s Annual Progress Report

Most Second Bananas are happy to get here, but Ron seems a little irked.  Some people just don’t get that they’re second best.  Still, that’s just one away from first.

http://www.youtube.com/v/N-QSib_cmnM
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 25, 2011, 06:28:41 PM
That's it for tonight.  I have tomorrow's already (I may even post some in the wee hours of the morning when I get up). but Sunday's may be a bit late.  We'll see.
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: Russell on November 25, 2011, 07:13:11 PM
35 – Tuco Ramirez
(http://www.oocities.org/tuco45lc/tuco.jpg)
31 points             
2 of 15 lists   
Top Vote: #4 Gunflyer
But if you miss, you had better miss very well. Whoever double-crosses me and leaves me alive, he understands nothing about Tuco. Nothing!
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: Russell on November 25, 2011, 08:05:51 PM
Didn't include R2 for pretty much the  so much reasons I didn't include Silent Bob. Just because you don't talk so much, doesn't make you a second banana.
True. And he really was the more dominant one when paired with C3PO. Granted, R2D2 does qualify because he does work for Luke and others at various times. But he isn't that much of a sycophant, he has a good motivator.
:D
The Hyperdrive Motivator?
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: Darth Geek on November 25, 2011, 08:22:44 PM
Didn't include R2 for pretty much the  so much reasons I didn't include Silent Bob. Just because you don't talk so much, doesn't make you a second banana.
True. And he really was the more dominant one when paired with C3PO. Granted, R2D2 does qualify because he does work for Luke and others at various times. But he isn't that much of a sycophant, he has a good motivator.

:D
Unlike the lazy bastard on the couch here
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Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: Russell on November 25, 2011, 09:53:34 PM
Unlike the lazy bastard on the couch here
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R5-D4 was always a lazy little shit.
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: Watchman on November 26, 2011, 12:16:30 AM
Didn't include R2 for pretty much the  so much reasons I didn't include Silent Bob. Just because you don't talk so much, doesn't make you a second banana.

R2 is second banana to his ability to fly.

35 – Tuco Ramirez
(http://www.oocities.org/tuco45lc/tuco.jpg)
31 points             
2 of 15 lists   
Top Vote: #4 Gunflyer
But if you miss, you had better miss very well. Whoever double-crosses me and leaves me alive, he understands nothing about Tuco. Nothing!

The beating Tuco takes from Angel Eyes has to be one of the most savage beatings in cinematic history.
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 26, 2011, 01:08:45 AM
30 – Alfred Pennyworth
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/b/be/Batman_Gotham_Knights_42.jpg/250px-Batman_Gotham_Knights_42.jpg)
34 points             
2 of 15 lists   
Top Vote: #1 Johnny Unusual
   
Sycophancy Level: 7/10
Alfred Pennyworth is a fictional character that appears throughout the DC Comics franchise. The character first appears in Batman #16 (April–May 1943), and was created by writer Bob Kane and artist Jerry Robinson. Alfred serves as Batman’s (and Bruce Wayne's) tireless butler, assistant, confidant, and surrogate father figure. In modern interpretations, this has gone to the point where Alfred was Bruce's legal guardian following the death of his parents. He has sometimes been called "Batman's batman.” Alfred also provides comic relief, as his sometimes sarcastic and cynical attitude often adds humor to dialogue occurring between himself and Batman. Alfred is a vital part of the Batman mythos, and appears in most other media adaptations of the character.

The character has been consistently popular over the years, having received a nomination for the R.A.C. Squiddy Award for Favorite Supporting Character in 1994 and for Best Character in 2001. Alfred was also nominated for the Wizard Fan Award for Favorite Supporting Male Character in 1994.

In non-comics media, the character has been portrayed by noted actors Alan Napier, Michael Gough, Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., and Sir Michael Caine.

When Alfred first appeared, he was overweight and clean-shaven; however, when the 1943 Batman serial was released, William Austin, the actor who played Alfred, was trim and sported a thin moustache. DC editors wanted the comic Alfred to resemble his cinematic counterpart, so in Detective Comics #83 (January 1944), Alfred vacationed at a health resort, where he slimmed down and grew a mustache. This look has remained with the character ever since, even surviving his "death" and resurrection.

Alfred was originally conceived as a comedic foil for Batman and Robin. In most early tales, he made bungling attempts to be a detective on a par with the young masters. He was given a four-page feature of his own, and the feature lasted thirteen issues, skipping Batman#35, with the last story in Batman #36. The stories followed a simple formula with Alfred somehow managing to solve a crime and catch the culprits entirely by accident. After that, the comedic aspects of the character were downplayed.

In the Post-Crisis comics' continuity, Alfred has been the Wayne family butler all of Bruce's life, and had helped his master establish his superhero career from the beginning. In addition he was Bruce's legal guardian following the deaths of his parents. Alfred's history has been modified several times over the years, creating assorted versions. In one such version Alfred was hired away from the British Royal Family by Bruce's parents, and he virtually raised Bruce after they were murdered.

Meanwhile another version of Alfred's Post-Crisis life was slightly more closely linked to his pre-Crisis counterpart. In this version Alfred was an actor on the English stage, who agreed to become the Waynes' butler, only so as to honor the dying wish of his father. At the time he begins working for the Waynes, Bruce is but a young child. After several months, Alfred voices the desire to quit and return home to continue his life as an actor. However, these plans are momentarily forgotten when young Bruce returns home, after getting into a fight with a school bully. Alfred teaches Bruce to handle the bully strategically, rather than using brute force. Following Alfred's advice, Bruce manages to take care of his bully problem. Upon returning home, Bruce requests that Alfred stays, and Alfred agrees without a second thought. After the Waynes' murders, Alfred raises Bruce.

Alfred would later aid Bruce in raising Dick Grayson, Jason Todd, and Tim Drake, all of whom would be adopted by Bruce Wayne and become his partner Robin. He also had close friendships with other members of the Bat-Clan including Barbara Gordon and Cassandra Cain. Alfred often acts as a father-figure to Bruce, and a grandfather to Dick, Jason, and Tim. He is also highly respected by those heroes who are aware of his existence, including Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, and the original Teen Titans.

Alfred has also been romantically linked to Dr. Leslie Thompkins, though his relationship with her never came to anything, particularly after she apparently allowed Stephanie Brown to die from neglect. He also developed feelings for Tim Drake's stepmother, but again, nothing came of it.

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 Torgo the White’s Annual Progress Report

He’s doing very good, sir.

http://www.youtube.com/v/sU8mj9lid0s
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 26, 2011, 01:34:24 AM
29 – Ford Prefect
(http://images.wikia.com/hitchhikers/images/c/c8/Ford_Prefect.jpg)
34 points             
3 of 15 lists   
Top Vote: #12 CJones
   
Sycophancy Level: 3/10
Ford Prefect (also called Ix) is a fictional character in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by the British author Douglas Adams. He is the only character other than the protagonist, Arthur Dent, to appear throughout the entire Hitchhiker's saga.

Although Ford had taken great care to blend into Earth society, he had "skimped a bit on his preparatory research," and thought that the name "Ford Prefect" would be "nicely inconspicuous." Adams later clarified in an interview that Ford "had simply mistaken the dominant life form." The Ford Prefect was, in fact, a British car manufactured from 1938 to 1961. This was expanded on somewhat in the film version, where Ford is almost run over while attempting to greet a blue Ford Prefect. He is saved by Arthur and, in the film version of events at least, this is how the pair meet. The graphics in the TV series provide a similar explanation by listing director John Ford, psychic Arthur Ford, news reader Anna Ford, carmaker Henry Ford, the Ford Anglia, the Ford Consul and finally Ford Prefect.

Adams later observed that this joke was lost on U.S. audiences who assumed it was a typing error for "perfect." In some versions, such as the French (Le Guide Galactique) and the Greek, Ford's name was changed to "Ford Escort." Nowadays, the joke is largely lost on younger audiences in Britain as well, since the Ford Prefect is now a rare sight on British roads. In the film adaptation, his last name was never actually stated on-screen, but it is given in the film's credits as "Prefect."

Prior art for Adams' satirical point – that humans attach such importance to their automobiles that a visiting extraterrestrial might reasonably mistake them for the planet's dominant life form – can be found in a widely reprinted article from The Rockefeller Institute Review titled Life on Earth (by a Martian) by Paul Weiss. The idea was also expounded by Carl Sagan, though this may have postdated Adams' creation of the character of Ford. The 1967 Oscar-nominated animated film What on Earth! from the National Film Board of Canada is also based on this premise.


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 Torgo the White’s Annual Progress Report

He actually considers Arthur Dent to be his sidekick, but he certainly didn’t turn down the offer since it provides fresh new material for the Hitchhiker’s Guide.  Also, there’s going to be a lot of theological fall out from this revelation and he thinks it would be pretty cool to be responsible.  You can’t spell revelation without revel.

http://www.youtube.com/v/sJPpg9CQu3w
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: D.B. Barnes on November 26, 2011, 01:40:19 AM
33 – Donny Kerbatsos
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32 points             
2 of 15 lists   
Top Vote: #4 Sutter Cane


This dude's top banana best be showing up on this list.



29 – Ford Prefect
(http://images.wikia.com/hitchhikers/images/c/c8/Ford_Prefect.jpg)
34 points             
3 of 15 lists   
Top Vote: #12 CJones
   

Oh, hell yeah! Had Ford at #18.
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 26, 2011, 01:47:12 AM
28 – K-9
(http://revolutuck.files.wordpress.com/2008/12/k9.jpg)
34 points             
3 of 15 lists   
Top Vote: #7 Imrahil
   
Sycophancy Level: 7/10
K-9, or K9, is the name of several fictional robotic canines (the name being a pun on that word) in the long-running British science fiction television series, Doctor Who, first appearing in 1977. K-9 has also been a central character in three of the series television spin-offs: the unsuccessful K-9 and Company (1981), The Sarah Jane Adventures (2007–2011) and K-9 (2009–present). Although not originally intended to be a recurring character in the series, K-9 was kept in the show following his first appearance because he was expected to be popular with younger audiences. There have been at least four separate K-9 units in the series, with the first two being companions of the Fourth Doctor. Voice actor John Leeson has provided the character's voice in most of his appearances, except during Season 17 of Doctor Who, in which David Brierley temporarily provided the character's voice. The character was created by Bob Baker and Dave Martin, to whom rights to the character still belong; consequently, Baker's spin-off series K-9, which is not BBC-produced, cannot directly reference events or characters from Doctor Who, though it attempts to be a part of that continuity.

Within the series' narrative, K-9 is a robot dog acquired by Doctor Who's title character in the 1977 serial The Invisible Enemy. The first two incarnations of the character travelled alongside the Doctor, then in his fourth incarnation (portrayed by Tom Baker) until 1981. In these stories, K-9 proved useful for the powerful laser weapon concealed in his nose, his encyclopaedic knowledge and his vast computer intelligence. By 1981, each of the two models of K-9 which travelled alongside the Doctor had been left with one of the Doctor's female companions. The character subsequently transitioned into spin-off territory. Producers hoped K-9's popularity with children would launch the series K-9 and Company, led by actress Elisabeth Sladen in the role of companion Sarah Jane Smith alongside a new K-9. In 2006, K-9 reappeared in the revived series of Doctor Who. Although the character's appearances in the 2007 spin-off The Sarah Jane Adventures were hampered by the concurrent development of the K-9 spin-off, the character began to appear full-time in both K-9 and The Sarah Jane Adventures, depicting adventures of the original K-9 Mark I and of Mark IV, respectively.

K-9 was the brainchild of writers Bob Baker and Dave Martin. Its purpose was to have a character that could narrate while the miniaturised clones of the Doctor and Leela were inside the Doctor's body during the events of The Invisible Enemy. Martin's own dog had also been recently run over by a car, and K-9 was a car-proof tribute to it.

K-9 was not originally intended to be a companion, but producer Graham Williams liked the concept so much that the decision was made to retain him as a regular character, in order to appeal to the younger members of the audience. The original name for the character was "FIDO" — apparently from "Phenomenal [sic] Indication Data Observation" unit — but it was eventually named K-9

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 Torgo the White’s Annual Progress Report

Enjoys a pleasant retirement at the Second Banana Heaven Petting Zoo and often challenges other animals to games of chess.

http://www.youtube.com/v/jc1dX3xyA88
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: Asbestos Bill on November 26, 2011, 07:43:50 AM
Nice, two of mine in a row.  Thanks for putting that Ford in; I felt that Mos Def's Ford didn't really fit with my conception of the character. He wasn't terrible, just not quite right.  Sorta like that movie as a whole, really.

Agreed
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: Russell on November 26, 2011, 07:44:22 AM
The beating Tuco takes from Angel Eyes has to be one of the most savage beatings in cinematic history.
Yeah, hey that sounds like a good idea for an LOC, the top 50 most savage beatings in cinematic history. I think in some ways though the scene where Shep Proudfoot beats the shit out of Carl Showalter in Fargo was more savage, but not as prolonged, and it was funny too. As much as we hate Tuco for being a bastard, I don't think anybody liked to see that poor guy getting beaten into Tuco puffs.
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 26, 2011, 11:39:53 AM
27 – Willow Rosenberg
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-1JjVszazAoM/TcDJcqaKqaI/AAAAAAAACRM/FsWsWamyZxE/s1600/Willow+Rosenberg.jpg)
35 points             
2 of 15 lists   
Top Vote: #4 Johnny Unusual
   
Sycophancy Level: 6/10 (though constantly sliding downwards.  These days it’s probably a 2)
Willow Danielle Rosenberg is a fictional character created for the fantasy television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003). She was developed by Joss Whedon and portrayed throughout the TV series by Alyson Hannigan. Willow plays an integral role within the inner circle of friends—called the Scooby Gang—who support Buffy Summers, a teenager gifted with superhuman powers to defeat vampires, demons, and other evil in the fictional town of Sunnydale. The series begins as Buffy, Willow, and their friend Xander are in 10th grade and Willow is a shy and nerdy girl with little confidence. Occasionally, Willow would take the role as a leader of the gang during Buffy and Giles's absences or incapacitations. She has inherent magical abilities and begins to study witchcraft; as the series progresses, Willow becomes more sure of herself and her magical powers become significant if inconsistent. Her dependence on magic becomes so consuming that it develops into a dark force that takes her on a redemptive journey in a major story arc when she becomes the sixth season's main villain, threatening to destroy the world in a fit of grief and rage.

The Buffy series became extremely popular and earned a devoted fanbase; Willow's intelligence, shy nature, and vulnerability often resounded strongly with viewers in early seasons. Of the core characters, Willow changes the most, becoming a complex portrayal of a woman whose powers force her to seek balance between what is best for the people she loves and what she is capable of doing. Her character stood out as a positive portrayal of a Jewish woman and at the height of her popularity, she fell in love with another woman, a witch named Tara Maclay. They became one of the first lesbian couples on U.S. television and one of the most positive relationships of the series. Willow appears in every Buffy episode (making her the only character besides Buffy herself to do so), is featured in three episodes of the spinoff Angel, an animated series and video game—both of which use Hannigan's voice, and the comic Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight (2007–2011), which uses Hannigan's likeness and continues Willow's storyline following the television series.


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 Torgo the White’s Annual Progress Report

She’s made the choice to… walk away from Second Banana Heaven.  I wish her the best.  Oh, and she’s the only person who got that I was suppose to be a satyr.  Not even Patroclus got that one.

http://www.youtube.com/v/rt5jo4v92iU
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: D.B. Barnes on November 26, 2011, 01:08:32 PM
27 – Willow Rosenberg
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-1JjVszazAoM/TcDJcqaKqaI/AAAAAAAACRM/FsWsWamyZxE/s1600/Willow+Rosenberg.jpg)
35 points             
2 of 15 lists   
Top Vote: #4 Johnny Unusual


I'd like to put my penis in her vagina, if you catch my drift.
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: Russell on November 26, 2011, 01:21:06 PM
27 – Willow Rosenberg
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-1JjVszazAoM/TcDJcqaKqaI/AAAAAAAACRM/FsWsWamyZxE/s1600/Willow+Rosenberg.jpg)
35 points             
2 of 15 lists   
Top Vote: #4 Johnny Unusual

I'd like to put my penis in her vagina, if you catch my drift.
Yup, and the talent show is tomorrow night. Wasn't that the chick from American Pie?
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 26, 2011, 03:31:29 PM
26 – Ed McMahon
(http://www.nndb.com/people/419/000022353/42-3870-sm.jpg)
36 points             
3 of 15 lists   
Top Vote: #4 Monty
   
Sycophancy Level: THAT IS CORRECT SIR!  HOHOHO!
Edward Peter "Ed" McMahon, Jr. (March 6, 1923 – June 23, 2009) was an American comedian, game show host and announcer. He is most famous for his work on television as Johnny Carson's sidekick and announcer on The Tonight Show from 1962 to 1992. He also hosted the original version of the talent show Star Search from 1983 to 1995. He co-hosted TV's Bloopers and Practical Jokes with Dick Clark from 1982 to 1998. He also presented sweepstakes for the direct marketing company American Family Publishers (not, as is commonly believed, its main rival Publishers Clearing House).
 
McMahon annually co-hosted the Jerry Lewis Labor Day Telethon. He performed in numerous television commercials, most notably for Budweiser. In the 1970s and 1980s, he anchored the team of NBC personalities conducting the network's coverage of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. McMahon appeared in several films, including The Incident, Fun With Dick and Jane, Full Moon High, and Butterfly, as well as briefly in the film version of Bewitched. According to Entertainment Weekly, McMahon is considered one of the greatest "sidekicks"

McMahon and Johnny Carson first worked together as announcer and host on the daytime game show Who Do You Trust? (1957–1962). McMahon and Carson left the show to join The Tonight Show in 1962. He describes what happened when the pair first met, the whole meeting being "... about as exciting as watching a traffic light change". For more than 30 years, McMahon introduced the Tonight Show with a drawn-out "Here's Johnny!" His booming voice and constant laughter alongside the "King of Late Night" earned McMahon the nickname the "Human Laugh Track" and "Toymaker to the King". As part of the introductory patter to The Tonight Show, McMahon would state his name out loud, pronouncing it as /mɨkˈmeɪ.ən/, but neither long-time cohort Johnny Carson nor anyone else who interviewed him ever seemed to pick up on that subtlety, usually pronouncing his name /mɨkˈmæn/.
 
The extroverted McMahon served as a counter to the notoriously shy Carson. Nonetheless, McMahon once told an interviewer that after his many decades as an emcee, he would still get "butterflies" in his stomach every time he would walk onto a stage, and would use that nervousness as a source of energy.


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 Torgo the White’s Annual Progress Report

YES SIR!  THAT IS CORRECT!

http://www.youtube.com/v/TwcfDa0gEPQ
(I wish I could find a video of Phil Hartman playing Ed getting married).
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: shodan on November 26, 2011, 03:42:38 PM
29 – Ford Prefect
(http://images.wikia.com/hitchhikers/images/c/c8/Ford_Prefect.jpg)
34 points             
3 of 15 lists   
Top Vote: #12 CJones
   


i thought Mos Def made a pretty funny ford.
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 26, 2011, 03:59:19 PM
25 – Harley Quinn
(http://images.wikia.com/batman/images/a/a4/Harley-quinn-female-villians-2439836-259-337.jpg)
39 points             
4 of 15 lists   
Top Vote: #7 Johnny Unusual
   
Sycophancy Level: 8/10
Harley Quinn (Dr. Harleen Frances Quinzel) was first introduced as a villain on September 11, 1992, in the animated series Batman: The Animated Series, later adapted into DC Comics' Batman comic books. As suggested by her name (a play on the word "harlequin"), she is clad in the manner of a traditional harlequin jester. The character is a frequent accomplice and the girlfriend of Batman's nemesis the Joker, and is also close to Poison Ivy, from whom she gained her immunity to poisons and toxins, as well as her advanced physical abilities.

The character was created by Paul Dini and Bruce Timm and was originally voiced by Arleen Sorkin in Batman: The Animated Seriesand its tie-ins. The character was portrayed by Hynden Walch on The Batman television series. In the Birds of Prey TV series (and sorry for reminding you that it existed), she was portrayed by actress Mia Sara, and by Sherilyn Fenn in the pilot episode. Throughout her portrayals, she is shown to speak with a pronounced Brooklyn accent.

IGN's 2009 list of the Top 100 Comic Book Villains of All Time ranked Harley Quinn as #45.

Harley Quinn first appeared in the Batman: The Animated Series episode "Joker's Favor", as what was originally supposed to be the animated equivalent of a walk-on role; a number of police officers were to be taken hostage by someone jumping out of a cake, and it was decided that to have the Joker do so himself would be too bizarre (although he ended up doing so anyway). Dini thus created a female sidekick for the Joker. Arleen Sorkin, a former star of the soap opera Days of our Lives, appeared in a dream sequence on that series in which she wore a jester costume; Dini used this scene as an inspiration for Quinn. Having been friends with Sorkin since college, he incorporated aspects of her personality into the character.

The 1994 graphic novel Mad Love recounts the character's origin. Told in the style and continuity of Batman: The Animated Series and written and drawn by Dini and Timm, the comic book describes Harley as an Arkham Asylum psychiatrist who falls for the Joker and becomes his accomplice and on-off sidekick/lover. The story received wide praise and won the Eisner and Harvey Awards for Best Single Issue Comic of the Year. The New Batman Adventures series adapted Mad Love as the episode of the same name in 1999, making it the second "animated style" comic book adapted for the series (the other was Holiday Knights).

She becomes fascinated with the Joker while interning at Arkham, and volunteers to analyze him. She falls hopelessly in love nearly instantly with the Joker during their sessions, and she helps him escape from the asylum more than once. When the Joker is returned to Arkham after a battle with Batman, the sight of her badly injured patient drives Harley to don the costume and become Harley Quinn, the Joker's sidekick and on/off girlfriend. She later becomes fast friends with Poison Ivy, who injects her with antitoxins to give her the same immunity to poisons she has (which explains why she is not affected whenever the Joker releases his lethal laughing gas).


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 Torgo the White’s Annual Progress Report

She and Bob the Goon are both vying for the Joker’s heart.  Both are also sadly convinced they are the only ones to bed the Joker.

http://www.youtube.com/v/6_vtn_gv1QM
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: Russell on November 26, 2011, 05:03:42 PM
25 – Harley Quinn
(http://images.wikia.com/batman/images/a/a4/Harley-quinn-female-villians-2439836-259-337.jpg)
39 points             
4 of 15 lists   
Top Vote: #7 Johnny Unusual
Ah-hah! At least now if Anais is that disturbed about the presence of Harley on this list she can't really blame me anymore, she can blame Johnny Unusual... and me.
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: shodan on November 26, 2011, 05:42:51 PM
moi aussi.
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 26, 2011, 07:35:35 PM
24 – Gromit
(http://gromit01.com/images/gromit.jpg)
39 points             
5 of 15 lists   
Top Vote: #5 Shodan
   
Sycophancy Level: 5/10
Gromit is Wallace's pet dog. His birthday is 12 February. Gromit graduated from "Dogwarts University" ('Dogwarts' being a pun on 'Hogwarts', the wizard school from the Harry Potter books) with a double first in Engineering for Dogs. He likes knitting, reading the newspaper, and cooking. His prized possessions include his alarm clock, bone, brush, and a framed photo of himself with Wallace. He is also very handy with electronic equipment and an excellent aeroplane pilot. Though not mentioned a lot but according to Wallace or any other person he is a beagle.
 
Gromit is one of the two main protagonists and has no visible mouth and he does not express himself with spoken words, but his facial expressions and body language speak volumes. Original plans were that Peter Hawkins was going to voice him, but Nick dropped the idea of it when he realized how clear Gromit's expressions could be just through small movements. Many critics believe that Gromit's silence makes him the perfect straight man with a pantomime expressiveness that drew favourable comparisons to Buster Keaton. He does at times make dog-like noises, such as yelps and growling. Nick Park says: "We are a nation of dog-lovers and so many people have said: 'My dog looks at me just like Gromit does!'" Gromit enjoys eating "KornFlakes" and reading many books, including The Republic, by Pluto (a nod to the Disney character of the same name and a pun on Plato); Crime and Punishment, by Fido Dogstoyevsky (a pun on Fyodor Dostoyevsky); and a "how-to" guide entitled, Electronics for Dogs. In A Matter of Loaf and Death, a copy of Pup fiction is seen in the bin, a pun on Pulp Fiction. He also listens to Bach, knits, and solves puzzles with ease.

Sometimes, Gromit refuses to take (or simply ignores) Wallace's orders such as in A Close Shave and Shopper 13 wherein Wallace orders him to get rid of Shaun, but Gromit does not.
On 1 April 2007, HMV announced that Gromit would stand in for Nipper for a three month period, promoting children's DVDs in its UK stores.
 
NASA has named one of its new prototype Mars explorer robots after Gromit.

Unlike his master, Gromit has only had one love interest: Fluffles, a poodle and pet to Piella. Fluffles does not share her mistress's hatred of bakers and joined Wallace and Gromit delivering bread at the end of A Matter of Loaf and Death. At the end of it, she is seen with Gromit making a delivery, while listening to "Puppy Love".

In 2010, Empire Magazine placed Gromit first in their list of "The 50 best animated movie characters" Gromit beat such characters as Homer Simpson, Wall-E and Woody from Toy Story to the top spot. Empire wrote that; "Gromit doesn't ever say a word, but there has never been a more expressive character (animated or otherwise) to grace our screens."


(http://29.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_laxberwzIi1qzjyfpo1_500.png)
 Torgo the White’s Annual Progress Report

No other animal at the Second Banana resume has had more jobs on his resume than Gromit.  Also, he’s a dog with a resume.  That’s not common.

http://www.youtube.com/v/5jvOTsi3i64
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 26, 2011, 07:40:43 PM
23 – Igor
(http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs39/i/2008/319/d/1/Igor___Young_Frankenstein_by_DaniloStrazzullo.jpg)
40 points             
4 of 15 lists   
Top Vote: #6 Shodan
   
Sycophancy Level: 8/10
Igor (pronounced "eye-gore") is the fictional hunchback assistant of Dr. Frederick Frankenstein in the 1974 film Young Frankenstein and its 2007 musical adaptation.

Igor wants to follow in his grandfather's footsteps and live up to the legacy of hunchbacks throughout history who have served the Frankenstein family. Sadly, his desire to serve his new master is not always matched by a sufficient amount of practical know-how.

In the original film, the character is the lab assistant Herr Falkstein assigned to Dr. Frederick Frankenstein. When he meets the Doctor, he takes it as a given that he will work for him. ("My grandfather used to work for your grandfather... of course, the rates have gone up.")

Marty Feldman would add another comic twist to his character, by deliberately swapping which side the hump on his back was located; whenever Doctor Frankenstein asked him about it, he would reply simply: "What hump?"

(http://29.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_laxberwzIi1qzjyfpo1_500.png)
 Torgo the White’s Annual Progress Report

Someone asked why his eyes weren’t fixed in heaven.  He asked: “what’s wrong with my eyes.”  I don’t get it.

http://www.youtube.com/v/vIA4A3QRWCE
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 26, 2011, 07:41:22 PM
22 – Hank Kingsley
(http://xfinitytv.comcast.net/blogs/files/2009/10/rc-hank-kingsley.jpg)
44 points             
2 of 15 lists   
Top Vote: #4 Cole Stratton, DB Barnes
   
Sycophancy Level: 4/10
Hank Kingsley (born Henry Joseph Lepstein Jr.), played by Jeffrey Tambor, is the announcer and sidekick on The Larry Sanders Show. He was known for his "Hey now!" catchphrase, a takeoff on Ed McMahon's "Hi-yoooo!" His father was Henry Joseph Kingsley, Sr., and he was married to and divorced from Margaret Dolan.

Though Hank and Larry Sanders are both highly narcissistic, in general each one acts as a foil to the other. Where Larry is neurotic and evasive, Hank is open and (typically) genial. Unlike Larry, Hank is more than willing to lend his name to commercial products and tries to cultivate a cult of personality through his little-read newsletters, fan club, and so on. Hank tends to be dense and is frequently the butt of the jokes of others without realizing it.

He is generally disrespected among his co-workers because of his ego and dimness. Hank will often act humble and unassuming, especially on camera or in front of media executives and other influential persons; however, he is condescending and often quite nasty to anyone whom he perceives to be "below" him in status. Hank spends considerable time focused on furthering his career, often endorsing questionable products and working behind Larry's back to ensure his enduring presence on the show, even when Larry is being scrutinized.

A running gag in the series involved Hank sending his assistant to tell Larry that he would like to speak with him, only to then approach Larry asking "You wanted to see me?"

He is summarily described by producer Artie, who says that Hank means well, but that "he keeps his brain at home in a box."

(http://29.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_laxberwzIi1qzjyfpo1_500.png)
 Torgo the White’s Annual Progress Report

Hangs out in the couch fields with so many other talk show sidekicks.  People are kind of creeped out by the way he sits where another person just sat.  I think he enjoys the body heat.

http://www.youtube.com/v/D89eOYo0kpw
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 26, 2011, 07:42:33 PM
21 – Luigi
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/f/f1/LuigiNSMBW.png)
44 points             
4 of 15 lists   
Top Vote: #7 Shodan
   
Sycophancy Level: 4/10
Luigi (ルイージ Ruīji?) is a fictional character, featured in video games and related media released by Nintendo. Created by prominent game designer Shigeru Miyamoto, Luigi is portrayed as the slightly younger fraternal twin brother of Nintendo's mascot Mario, and appears in many games throughout the Mario series, frequently as a sidekick or deuteragonist to his brother.

Luigi first appeared in the 1983 arcade game Mario Bros. as the character controlled by the second player, and retained this role in Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros. 3, Super Mario World, and other titles. The first game where he was available as a primary character wasSuper Mario Bros. 2. In more recent appearances, Luigi's role became increasingly restricted to spinoffs such as the Mario Party and Mario Kart series, though he has been featured in a starring role on two occasions: first in the 1991 educational game Mario is Missing, later in Luigi's Mansion for the Nintendo GameCube in 2001 and in Luigi's Mansion 2 for the 3DS. In both of these games, he is called upon to act as the hero because Mario, the usual hero within the franchise, is in need of rescue. Luigi has also appeared in every episode of the three DiCTV series based on the Nintendo Entertainment System and Super Nintendo Entertainment System games.

Originally developed as a palette swap of Mario with a green color scheme instead of red, Luigi has since developed a personality and style of his own. As his role in the Mario series progressed, Luigi evolved into a physically distinct character, taller and thinner than his brother. Although as kindhearted as Mario, Luigi is portrayed as timid and sometimes cowardly, especially in the presence of ghosts or when faced with seemingly impossible tasks to accomplish.

(http://29.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_laxberwzIi1qzjyfpo1_500.png)
 Torgo the White’s Annual Progress Report

Still feels a little bitter about missing out on Mario 64, but he’s certainly happier that he can jump higher than Mario.  No, I swear he can, really.

http://www.youtube.com/v/_tipJDjeKuY
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 26, 2011, 07:45:02 PM
And that's it for tonight.  Tomorrow we get to some big names and what I'm certain will be a very controversial entry (it certainly is to me) and a couple possible small controversies (or not, depends on how much people care).  Have a good night.
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: CJones on November 26, 2011, 07:54:17 PM
29 – Ford Prefect
(http://images.wikia.com/hitchhikers/images/c/c8/Ford_Prefect.jpg)
34 points             
3 of 15 lists   
Top Vote: #12 CJones
   


i thought Mos Def made a pretty funny ford.

Yeah, I liked Mos Def's Ford too. I fully expected to hate him as Ford, but I really didn't. Unfortunately there wasn't much else I liked about that movie.

I almost didn't include Ford on my list. I wasn't sure if he counted as a second banana or not. Even though Arthur's the main character, Ford is the one who actually knows what he's doing. Glad to see I wasn't the only one to think of him. I'm pretty sure I've read HHGttG more times than any other book (although Restaurant at the End of the Universe was actually my favorite of the series).

And finally, as a long LONG time video gamer, I'm ashamed I didn't think of Luigi.
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: shodan on November 26, 2011, 07:57:30 PM
29 – Ford Prefect
(http://images.wikia.com/hitchhikers/images/c/c8/Ford_Prefect.jpg)
34 points             
3 of 15 lists   
Top Vote: #12 CJones
   


i thought Mos Def made a pretty funny ford.

Yeah, I liked Mos Def's Ford too. I fully expected to hate him as Ford, but I really didn't. Unfortunately there wasn't much else I liked about that movie.

I almost didn't include Ford on my list. I wasn't sure if he counted as a second banana or not. Even though Arthur's the main character, Ford is the one who actually knows what he's doing. Glad to see I wasn't the only one to think of him. I'm pretty sure I've read HHGttG more times than any other book (although Restaurant at the End of the Universe was actually my favorite of the series).

And finally, as a long LONG time video gamer, I'm ashamed I didn't think of Luigi.
i think the towel was the sidekick technically.
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 27, 2011, 02:38:03 AM
20 – Ernest Penfold
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_atKrCdoiKZ4/TPUbrlX4ZtI/AAAAAAAAFwk/LoBS-MO1AOE/s1600/penfold.jpg)
46 points             
4 of 15 lists   
Top Vote: #8 Pak Man
   
Sycophancy Level: 5/10
Penfold is a timid, bespectacled hamster, basically Danger Mouse's reluctant assistant. Though often mistaken for a mole his identity as a hamster was confirmed directly by the show's creator Brian Cosgrove on the 20th of January 2011 following numerous public complaints to the UK quiz show "The Chase" which did not offer mole as part of its multiple choice answers.  References to Penfold being a hamster occur multiple times through episodes and in the closing narration of the episode "The Trouble with Ghosts" it is asked if Penfold will "get the worst dressed hamster award again this year?" Penfold stands just over half the height of Danger Mouse, and always wears thick round glasses and a crumpled blue suit with a white shirt and a yellow and black striped tie. He is the sidekick of Danger Mouse, whom he calls "Chief".

He is a coward (known as the Jigsaw as he goes to pieces when a problem occurs), becoming terrified at any sign of danger. He appears in every episode accompanying Danger Mouse, and he is often captured or getting himself into other dangerous situations before needing to be rescued by Danger Mouse. His main catchphrase is "Crumbs, DM!" and others include "Ooh-eck!", "Ooh-Fiddle!" and "Ooh-Carrots!", all said when things go wrong. He also says "Coming, Chief!" when Danger Mouse wants to speak with him. Nevertheless, he appears to have some moral fibre, and is willing to resist Evil when things begin to go wrong—at least temporarily. He is a self-proclaimed expert in the martial art referred to in the cartoon as "kung moggie", though his skills do not do him much good in practice. He almost always makes ridiculous responses, whether by misunderstanding or mistaking as a joke, to which DM tells him to "shush".

(http://29.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_laxberwzIi1qzjyfpo1_500.png)
 Torgo the White’s Annual Progress Report

Luckily, there’s not a lot of scary stuff in second banana heaven.  Except when the next guy comes to town.

http://www.youtube.com/v/YhG2cYduI3E
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 27, 2011, 02:43:11 AM
19 – Darth Vader
(http://www.brianstoys.com/store/images/products/Star%20Wars/MasterReplica/Accessories/MasterReplica_DarthVaderHelmet.jpg)
48 points             
2 of 15 lists   
Top Vote: #1 Gunflyer
   
Sycophancy Level: 2/10
If you don’t know who Darth Vader, I can’t help you.

(http://29.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_laxberwzIi1qzjyfpo1_500.png)
 Torgo the White’s Annual Progress Report

He keeps saying, “oh, uh, sure, I’m a sidekick.  I have an old man boss or something.”  But he’s really just there to pick on second bananas named Torgo.  Dick.

http://www.youtube.com/v/R55e-uHQna0
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 27, 2011, 02:46:40 AM
18 – Robin
(http://dailypop.files.wordpress.com/2011/06/robin_firstapp.jpg?w=550&h=580)
48 points             
4 of 15 lists   
Top Vote: #1 Shodan
   
Sycophancy Level: 6/10
Robin is the name of several fictional characters appearing in comic books published by DC Comics, originally created by Bob Kane, Bill Finger and Jerry Robinson, as a junior counterpart to DC Comics superhero Batman. The team of Batman and Robin is commonly referred to as the Dynamic Duo or the Caped Crusaders.

The first incarnation of the character, Dick Grayson, debuted in Detective Comics #38 (April 1940). Conceived as a vehicle to attract young readership, Robin garnered overwhelmingly positive critical reception, doubling the sales of the Batman related comic books.  The early adventures of Robin included Star Spangled Comics #65-130 (1947–1952), which was the character's first solo feature. As Robin, Dick Grayson made regular appearances in Batman related comic books and other DC Comics publications from 1940 through the early 1980s until the character set aside the Robin identity and became the independent superhero Nightwing.

Following the retirement of Dick Grayson as Robin, a new version of the character, Jason Todd, debuted in Batman #357 (1983). The new character made regular appearances in Batman related comic books until 1988, when the character was murdered by the Joker in A Death in the Family (1989). Jason would later find himself alive after a reality changing incident, eventually becoming the Red Hood.

The premiere Robin limited series was published in 1991, featuring the third incarnation of the character, Tim Drake, training to earn the role of Batman's junior partner. Following two successful sequels, the monthly Robin ongoing series began in 1993 and ended in early 2009, which also helped Robin's transition from sidekick to a superhero in his own right.

After the forced retirement of Tim Drake (by his father) as Robin, Drake's on-and-off girlfriend, and an established DC Comics character named Stephanie Brown (alternatively known as the Spoiler) became the fourth incarnation of Robin and the first in-continuity female version of the character. However, shortly after her acquisition of the Robin mantle, Stephanie was stripped of the identity by Batman and was apparently killed by the supervillain Black Mask in the crossover Batman: War Games (2004). It has since been revealed that her death was a ruse and she eventually returned to resume her previous identity before becoming the sixth Batgirl. Following the "death" of Stephanie, the Tim Drake character reclaimed his former role as Robin, the Boy Wonder.

In the final issue of Battle for the Cowl, Bruce Wayne's son, Damian Wayne becomes the new Robin after rescuing Tim from death, with Grayson becoming the new Batman. Tim Drake later takes on the identity of Red Robin.

(http://29.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_laxberwzIi1qzjyfpo1_500.png)
 Torgo the White’s Annual Progress Report

You never want to be stuck in a conversation with 2 Robins.  All they do is complain about Batman and then when you way in, they suddenly get so defensive about him.  YOU JUST CAN’T WIN!

I’m doing a twofer for this one.
http://www.youtube.com/v/xhMyaakco2Y
http://www.youtube.com/v/SUwRY_3Pnyg
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: Russell on November 27, 2011, 10:16:08 AM
20 – Ernest Penfold
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_atKrCdoiKZ4/TPUbrlX4ZtI/AAAAAAAAFwk/LoBS-MO1AOE/s1600/penfold.jpg)
46 points             
4 of 15 lists   
Top Vote: #8 Pak Man
Heh! I never expected him to make the top 25. I am pleasantly surprised.  ;D
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: Russell on November 27, 2011, 10:47:01 AM
Yeah, I figured only Tripe and I would vote him in.  Cor!
You voted for him too? Fascinating.
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 27, 2011, 11:27:45 AM
17 – Henchman 24
(http://static.tvfanatic.com/images/gallery/henchman-24-in-costume.jpg)
56 points             
3 of 15 lists   
Top Vote: #3 Cjones (for reasons that will be clear later, those who paired 21 and 24 had their points go towards 24)
   
Sycophancy Level: 3/10
With only a GED to his name the lanky #24 had few options but to join the Monarch's henchmen. Using his Ray Romano-esque voice, he directed many of the henchmen's early activities. He'd soon rise to the ranks of being amongst the Monarch's "best" men.

His career as a henchman started at the same time as the Monarch's as he was a shadowman for The Phantom Limb, aiding the Monarch he was promised the position of Monarch's #2. Instead, when he finally joined, he kept his old number from being a shadowman which was #24.

When not actively doing the Monarch's will #21 and #24 spend their free time debating many of the world's pressing issues including the taxonomic classification of Smurfs and the outcome of fist fights between alleged axe murderers and adolescent holocaust victims. On his "Worldwide Arching License" given to him by "#21" his name is Corky Knightrider

(http://29.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_laxberwzIi1qzjyfpo1_500.png)
 Torgo the White’s Annual Progress Report

He’s been alone for the past couple years.  No one else cares about arguing who would win in a drag race: Speed Racer or Speed Buggy.  And of course 24 chose Speed Buggy

http://www.youtube.com/v/tE87hH8hdIw
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 27, 2011, 11:29:00 AM
16 – Starscream
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/8/85/Starscream.jpg/240px-Starscream.jpg)
59 points             
3 of 15 lists   
Top Vote: #5 Gunflyer
   
Sycophancy Level: 1/10
Starscream is a fictional character in the Transformers franchise. He is one of the most prolific characters in the Transformers fictional work, appearing in almost all incarnations of the story. Starscream is usually portrayed with the same characterization. Formerly being a scientist, Starscream is a treacherous, high ranking Decepticon who turns into a jet and is known to often challenge his leader Megatron for leadership of the Decepticons. He is the secondary antagonist of the whole franchise.

Due to his treachery and personality, Starscream has had many future characters within the franchise to bear his name, most of which share his desire to become leader of the Decepticons. Starscream has, at some points, had control over the Decepticons, but his actions usually lead him to being defeated, or overruled by the more powerful Megatron. Starscream makes no secret of his ambition to overthrow Megatron as leader of the Decepticons. He is more intelligent than the average Decepticon, ruthless and cruel, but he is also unlikely to directly act on his ultimate ambition without assurance of conditions favorable to his ascension. He considers himself vastly superior to other Decepticons, and looks down on Megatron for being antiquated in his military strategies and tactics. Starscream believes that the Decepticons should rely more on guile and speed rather than brute destructive force to defeat the Autobots, although when he is given the chance to strike out on his own, he is often less successful than Megatron. Megatron frequently overlooks the potential threat that Starscream represents, though it is occasionally suggested that Megatron tolerates his presence for various reasons, such as a grudging respect for his scheming nature, or a mere safety precaution to keep an eye on him. However, Starscream often exhausts Megatron's patience quickly; violent-yet-brief verbal and/or physical conflicts are not uncommon between the two.

(http://29.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_laxberwzIi1qzjyfpo1_500.png)
 Torgo the White’s Annual Progress Report

With no more Megatron, he is now trying to usurp power from a rundown school bus for domination of the impound lot.

http://www.youtube.com/v/nweNm43sjuk
“LOOK INTO YOUR HEART!”

Oh, and "androids to a picnic"?  I think Megatron just stopped caring.
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 27, 2011, 11:31:13 AM
15 – Baldrick
(http://images.wikia.com/blackadder/images/8/8c/Baldrick_thumbnail.jpg)
61 points             
3 of 15 lists   
Top Vote: #2 Imrahil
   
Sycophancy Level: 6/10
Baldrick is the name of several fictional characters featured in the long-running BBC historic comedy television series Blackadder. Each one serves as Edmund Blackadder's servant and sidekick and acts as a foil to the lead character. Each series of Blackadder is set in a different period in British history, and each Baldrick character (as with the character of Edmund) is a descendant of the Baldrick from the preceding series. Just as Blackadder exists in many incarnations throughout the ages, so does Baldrick; whenever there is a Blackadder there is a Baldrick serving him. They are all portrayed by Tony Robinson (although in the unaired pilot episode he was played by Philip Fox).

The relationship between Edmund and Baldrick evolves significantly; in the first series of the show, Baldrick is more intelligent than Blackadder, but this dynamic is reversed in subsequent series, with Baldrick's intelligence decreasing as the show continued. He is the only character other than Edmund Blackadder to appear in every episode of the programme.

(http://29.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_laxberwzIi1qzjyfpo1_500.png)
 Torgo the White’s Annual Progress Report

Finally, he’s surrounded by people who appreciate his plans.  In fact, we have an annual symposium for those with… unique ideas.  Then all ideas are taken down on paper by a stenographer and at the end of the event, both are burned.

http://www.youtube.com/v/ACnqI1l4I9s
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 27, 2011, 01:08:10 PM
14 – GIR
(http://bretmcnee.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/gir_sit.jpg)
62 points             
3 of 15 lists   
Top Vote: #1 CJones
   
Sycophancy Level: Crazy/10
GIR is voiced by Riki Simmons. He is a malfunctioning Irken SIR (Standard-issue Information Retrieval) Unit who was assigned to Zim in the series. He was built by The Almighty Tallest out of SIR unit remains and whatever they could find in the trash and their pockets, passing him off to Zim as a "top-secret" and "advanced model". His name is a self-applied moniker that is never explained in the show. Because GIR's head contains various odds-and-ends (rather than artificial intelligence hardware), he displays a wildly erratic personality. He is almost completely irreverent, and rarely obeys Zim's commands, mostly due to distraction, and is disinterested or disobedient.

When GIR does comply, the cyan-colored parts of his body (most notably, his eyes, shoulders, and belly) glow red like normal SIRs. He has shown glimpses of intelligence and logic, as he did in the episode, although Zim views this as disobedience, as they usually involve poking holes in his plans. He disguises himself in public by wearing a green dog suit which fools most humans, despite looking and acting almost nothing like an Earth dog (he meows like a cat) He loves rubber piggies, tacos , chocolate-bubble gum smoothies, cupcakes, tuna, and waffles, which he makes from peanut-butter-and-bubbles.

(http://29.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_laxberwzIi1qzjyfpo1_500.png)
 Torgo the White’s Annual Progress Report

This year’s symposium keynote speaker.

http://www.youtube.com/v/p7GPj2QLBvA
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 27, 2011, 01:08:51 PM
13 – Henchman 21
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_-qF6CbJo2vY/SznljbHdsTI/AAAAAAAAGgc/D7EsFelPWxI/s400/henchman21.jpg)
65 points             
3 of 15 lists   
Top Vote: #3 Pak-Man (See there were 3 votes for 21, one for 24 and 2 for both, so I figured the together votes for 24 would avoid redundancy.  Plus, both get a moment to shine)
   
Sycophancy Level: 4/10 (though he quit at the end of last season)
One of the more familiar representatives of The Fluttering Horde, Henchman #21along with #24 give a glimpse into life inside the Cocoon. Much is revealed in their tell-all book The Flight of The Monarch, an embellished version of the Monarch's life.

Kidnapped by the horde at age 15 on an eighth grade trip to Washington, #21, the shorter and stockier of the duo, aspires to grow a pony tail. When The Fluttering Horde disassembles after The Monarch is thrown in jail, 21 goes back home, grows his pony tail, and runs The Atomic Comic Collection Connection.

When not actively doing the Monarch's will #21 and #24 spent their free time debating many of the world's pressing issues including the taxonomic classification of Smurfs and the outcome of fist fights between alleged axe murderers and adolescent holocaust victims. He enjoys camp sing-a-longs and his new red parka.

He knows nothing about any of the gadgets that he carries, such as night vision goggles, working wings that can actually make him fly, or the fact the only weapon he carries is a tranquillizer gun (thinking it is a real shot-gun). This is a source of personal frustration and he constantly blames others for not telling him these things.

The loss of his friend 24 affected Gary greatly. He spent the six months training with The Orchard Street Wolf Pack in order to never let one of his friends get killed again. This has made him the most efficient of all The Monarch's henchmen and he eventually earned the official rank of Henchman #01, but he refused to change his number. He became a legendary figure among fellow members of The Fluttering Horde, who refer to him as General "2-Ton" Twenty-One (or simply "General 21"). He has earned the respect of The Monarch, Dr. Mrs. The Monarch, and even the The Pupae Twins (along with the respect of Brock Samson in Pinstripes & Poltergeists). He also appears to have developed a rivalry with current Venture bodyguard, Sergeant Hatred.

(http://29.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_laxberwzIi1qzjyfpo1_500.png)
 Torgo the White’s Annual Progress Report

Aw, now they’re together again.  And not just in a weird psychotic hallucination sort of way.

http://www.youtube.com/v/I2gczfNSyOA

Oh and for the Holiday seasons.  Sorry.
http://www.youtube.com/v/A3vsWDfXAFg
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 27, 2011, 01:10:07 PM
12 – Samwise Gamgee
(http://www.theonering.com/images/medialibrary/sam14.jpg)
66 points             
4 of 15 lists   
Top Vote: #1 Imrahil
   
Sycophancy Level: 7/10
Samwise Gamgee, later known as Samwise Gardner and commonly as Sam, is a fictional character in J. R. R. Tolkien's legendarium. Samwise is one of the chief characters in Tolkien's novel The Lord of the Rings, in which he fills an archetypical role as the sidekick of the protagonist, Frodo Baggins.

Samwise Gamgee is first introduced in The Fellowship of the Ring. Sam is Frodo Baggins' gardener, having inherited the position as Baggins' gardener from his father, Hamfast "Gaffer" Gamgee. At the time of the War of the Ring, Sam was living in Number 3, Bagshot Row with his father.

As "punishment" for eavesdropping on Gandalf's conversation with Frodo regarding the One Ring, Sam was made Frodo's first companion on his journey toRivendell. They were joined by Meriadoc Brandybuck and Peregrin Took, Frodo's cousins, and journeyed together to Rivendell where the Council of Elrond took place.

When the Fellowship was split up at the Falls of Rauros, Sam insisted on accompanying Frodo. As Frodo became progressively weaker under the burden of the Ring, Sam carried most of the luggage, cooked, kept watch at night whenever he could, and rationed the food so Frodo had enough for the journey. He protected and took care of Frodo as they move through the dangerous lands toward Mordor. Sam distrusted Gollum, who became their guide into Mordor.

After the giant spider Shelob apparently killed Frodo, Sam drove her off. When a band of orcs approached, Sam was forced to leave the apparently dead Frodo and take the Ring himself, and briefly became a Ring-bearer. He was briefly tempted by its promise of power, but did not succumb to it. Using the Ring's power of invisibility, he rescued Frodo (who had only been paralysed) from the Orcs who held him captive. The two then journeyed alone through Mordor and into the heart of Mount Doom, where Gollum attacked Frodo and reclaimed the Ring, only to inadvertently destroy both it and himself by falling into the mountain's lava.

After the hobbits' return home and the Battle of Bywater, Sam travelled the length and breadth of the Shire replanting trees that had been cut down during Saruman's brief reign. He used the gift of earth given to him by the Lady Galadriel, which caused the saplings he planted to grow at an accelerated rate. The small amount remaining he took to the Three-Farthing Stone(roughly the centre of the Shire) and cast into the air, prompting the bountiful period of growth starting in the spring of the year 1420 (Shire Reckoning). The greatest wonder was a youngmallorn tree sprouting in the Party Field: "the only mallorn west of the Mountains and east of the Sea" (grown from a nut included as part of Galadriel's gift).

After the War of the Ring, Sam married Rose "Rosie" Cotton and moved to Bag End with Frodo. Sam and Rosie had thirteen children: Elanor the Fair, Frodo, Rose, Merry, Pippin, Goldilocks, Hamfast, Daisy, Primrose, Bilbo, Ruby, Robin, and Tolman (Tom). Sam was elected Mayor of the Shire for seven consecutive seven-year terms and came to be known as Samwise Gardner.

After Sam and Rose's first child was born it was revealed that Frodo would leave Middle-earth, along with Bilbo (Sam's old hero), Gandalf and most of the remaining High Elves (Wood Elves had no part of this exodus from Middle-Earth), for the Undying Lands. Before Frodo left, he gave the estate of Bag End to Sam, as well as the Red Book of Westmarch for Sam to continue, hinting that Sam might also be allowed to travel into the West eventually.

After the death of his wife in the year 62 of the Fourth Age (Shire Reckoning 1482), Sam entrusted the Red Book to Elanor and left the Shire at the age of 102. He was not seen again in Middle-earth, but Elanor and her descendants preserved the tradition that he went to the Grey Havens and sailed into the West. As the last of the Ring-bearers, he was entitled to sail across the Sea and be reunited with Frodo in the Undying Lands.

(http://29.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_laxberwzIi1qzjyfpo1_500.png)
 Torgo the White’s Annual Progress Report

With his time to relax he’s discovered 19th lunch.  This is one of the signs of the coming of the 5th age.  Trolls tremble, dragons shudder.  Nothing will ever be the same.

http://www.youtube.com/v/JEMdXhfO-Wk
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 27, 2011, 01:11:34 PM
11 – Dwight Shrute
(http://www.energyburrito.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/dwight_schrute.jpg)
68 points             
4 of 15 lists   
Top Vote: #3 DB Barnes
   
Sycophancy Level: 2/10
Dwight Kurt Schrute III (January 27, 1970) is a character on NBC's The Office portrayed by Rainn Wilson. He originally exactly resembled Gareth Keenan from the original UK version of The Office. Dwight is the top salesman and former acting manager for theDunder Mifflin Paper Company and has won numerous awards for his successes, despite lacking social skills and common sense. Despite his personal dislike of Jim Halpert, the two are an effective sales team. Dwight's ability as a salesman, though, has rarely commanded the respect of his peers or led to higher levels of professional success. Moreover, though at one time he was the Assistant to the Regional Manager, he was demoted to a debatable number three in the office after Jim Halpert came back from Stamford. Currently, while Andy is manager, Dwight resumed his post as assistant regional manager.

In an episode commentary on the season-one DVD, Wilson refers to Dwight as a "fascist nerd" who is a predictable caricature of a character that demonstrates the futility of most TV. In a featurette on the season-three DVD, Wilson describes Dwight as "someone who does not hate the system, but has a deep and abiding love for it".

Dwight is a former volunteer sheriff deputy and has been trained in surveillance. Dwight lives on his family's 60-acre (240,000 m2) beet farm, in a nine bedroom farmhouse (with one outhouse), with his cousin Mose (played by producer/writer Michael Schur), where they growtable beets. Dwight also likes paintball, Battlestar Galactica, ping pong, survivalism, Goju Ryu karate and weapons. He drives a red 1987 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am. At the end of season 5 Dwight introduces his best friend, Rolf. He says that they met in a shoe store when he overheard him asking for a shoe that could increase his speed and not leave any tracks.
 
Not much is revealed about Dwight's parents except that his father used to take him hunting, cheated in games, and that he battled obesity, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. It is also revealed that Dwight would have loved to set Michael up with his mother, implying that she is deceased. Dwight once mentioned that his grandfather fought in World War II and ended up in an Allied prison camp, implying he was a soldier in the German army. This is later confirmed while Dwight is explaining his reasoning for his living to a long age. He tells the cameras that his grandfather is still "puttering around Argentina somewhere", implying that his grandfather was one of the members of the SS who fled into South America. He tried to visit his grandfather once but his travel visa was protested by the Shoah Foundation. His father and grandfather are also named Dwight Schrute; however, his great-grandfather was named Dwide Schrude.

As with Steve Carell's departure from the show, Dwight is the only character to have an appearance and speaking lines in every episode of the show.


(http://29.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_laxberwzIi1qzjyfpo1_500.png)
 Torgo the White’s Annual Progress Report

Another interesting yet worrying pairing: Dwight and Starscream.  We must keep a very good eye on both.

http://www.youtube.com/v/PYkWWnZm6-w
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: anais.jude on November 27, 2011, 01:50:46 PM
12 – Samwise Gamgee

Top Vote: #1 Imrahil
   
 

Yea! Go Im! Book reading FTW!

17 – Henchman 24

Top Vote: #3 Cjones (for reasons that will be clear later, those who paired 21 and 24 had their points go towards 24)
   


Hell Yea!

13 – Henchman 21
HENCH FOR LIFE!

Also, I would totally do Gary. I want to be his gf
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: Pak-Man on November 27, 2011, 01:55:51 PM
AAAGH! I can't believe I forgot Gir!
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: Russell on November 27, 2011, 01:56:13 PM
15 – Baldrick
(http://images.wikia.com/blackadder/images/8/8c/Baldrick_thumbnail.jpg)
Kind of a really dumpy looking Jack Sparrow.
AAAGH! I can't believe I forgot Gir!
AAAGH! I can't believe I forgot, GRRRRR!!!!!
Fix'd :D
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: Tripe on November 27, 2011, 03:10:18 PM
Well that would be the Regency Baldrick so there would be some style echoes in the costume yes.
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: CJones on November 27, 2011, 07:06:20 PM
AAAGH! I can't believe I forgot Gir!

Well shoot, he probably could have made the top ten if you had remembered.

I could have sworn I had Samwise Gamgee on my list, but looking over it, apparently I didn't. I must have thought of him after it was already too late. So you're not the only one to make an egregious oversight Pak-Man.

And good call Johnny regarding 21 & 24. I debated for a while with myself whether to list them separately or not. I eventually decided not to, but if I had I would have put 21 above 24, so I'm glad it worked out the way it did.
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 27, 2011, 07:12:27 PM
Great Second Bananas Who Didn't Make the List

Warning: this will spoil what didn't make the list:

The Cheat
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_KUvhQjIPKIs/TL8wHxuprBI/AAAAAAAAADY/koNFWiXfMTs/s1600/227792-the_cheat_character_video_super.jpg)
Huggable, kickable, and will work for pencil shavings!

Bob, Agent of HYDRA
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/e/e9/BobAgentofHydra.jpg/250px-BobAgentofHydra.jpg)
Also kickable.  Also punchable, throttleable, drownable and most importantly, easy to manipulate.

Klytus
(http://www.robcrusade.com/images/movies/flash/gallery/images/klytus_jpg.jpg)
Sometimes all you need to be a great henchman is to be Dr. Doom made out of gold.  Also this
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_eZ9Xo59eL9M/TDatW_XambI/AAAAAAAAAZs/UX7UgpYKQuo/s400/klytus+death.gif)

Dr Mrs The Monarch
(http://venturecosplay.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/DrMrsTheMonarch.jpg)
She's #2ed for other villains despite being a dangerous Emma Frost-esque threat in her own right.  But love makes you do crazy things.

Daigoro
(http://media.comicvine.com/uploads/3/38780/873841-daigoro.jpg)
3 Years old and he already has a body count in the double digits.  Makes a dad proud.  This one  to be exact:
(http://www.sebastianmarshall.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/MEIFUMADO.png)
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: shodan on November 27, 2011, 07:21:15 PM
eh i figured that daigoro wouldnt make it but i put him cause well..... hes 3 years old and  is already badass.
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: Watchman on November 27, 2011, 09:47:41 PM
So, which entries were supposed to be the contentious ones?
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: shodan on November 27, 2011, 10:13:05 PM
i think the henchmen.
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: Russell on November 27, 2011, 10:50:18 PM
Great Second Bananas Who Didn't Make the List
Klytus
(http://www.robcrusade.com/images/movies/flash/gallery/images/klytus_jpg.jpg)
Sometimes all you need to be a great henchman is to be Dr. Doom made out of gold.  Also this
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_eZ9Xo59eL9M/TDatW_XambI/AAAAAAAAAZs/UX7UgpYKQuo/s400/klytus+death.gif)
That guy's eyes popping out freaked me the fuck out when I was a kid. But it is so damn cool now, you were like awww nobody's gonna get thrown on those spikes NOW... then all of a sudden, Klytus has one hell of a son of a bitch of an epic death. And of course you were like OHHHHHHH shit Cloud city is fucked now... or whatever the hell that place was called.
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: D.B. Barnes on November 28, 2011, 12:06:00 AM
Had Gromit at #24. Surprised to see Kingsley only at #22, Vader is questionable at best, IMO. Nice to see Dr. Girlfriend at least get a mention.
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 28, 2011, 05:57:34 AM
Yeah, Henchman 21.24 and especially Vader.  Vader kind of bugged me, especially since he was so high, but it's nice that no one else seems to care, so that's fine.
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 28, 2011, 07:36:28 AM
Great Second Bananas Who Didn't Make the List

Warning: this will continue to spoil what didn't make the list:

Harold
(http://classicredgreen.weebly.com/uploads/2/8/3/2/2832377/7501123_orig.jpg?206)
Few people aspire to be Eddie Deezen...

Renfield
(http://kelty.org/or/classes/375/images/dracula/Renfield2.jpg)
Dracula's wacky sidekick.  He's the Ethel Mertz of Transylvania

Vir Cotto
(http://www.lolitafatjo.com/images/actors/vir_cotto.jpg)
Flounder's changed a lot since he left Animal House.

Hoggle
(http://ripplesofimprovement.com/wp-content/images/labyrinth/hoggle.jpg)
A tough exterior, but inside he has a heart of g--
(http://www.sowatzka.com/gary/pics/H_hoggleBEFORE4.jpg)
OH SWEET CHRIST!

The Channel 4 Action News Team (Brick Tamland, Brian Fantana and Champ Kind
(http://cdn2.screenjunkies.com/wp-content/uploads/images/2009/anchorman.jpg)
I did ask people not to include teams (more of a suggestion than a command), but some people couldn't help it.  With a news team like this, I get it.
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: sarcasm_made_Easy on November 28, 2011, 12:46:19 PM
The cheat should have made it boo.
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 28, 2011, 01:28:39 PM
You should have sent me a list then.  Boo!
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 28, 2011, 01:35:04 PM
Now I feel bad for booing you.  Here's a cheatstravaganza!

(http://www.hrwiki.org/w/images/thumb/b/b4/TheCheatAsTheCheat.png/180px-TheCheatAsTheCheat.png)
(http://img.coplusk.net/originals/0002/7544/CheatCake_1231552270.jpg)
(http://www.hrwiki.org/w/images/thumb/7/76/The_Cheat_hammerspace.PNG/180px-The_Cheat_hammerspace.PNG)
(http://hrwiki.org/w/images/5/58/The_Cheat-Bot.PNG)
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: sarcasm_made_Easy on November 28, 2011, 01:37:39 PM
hehe cool. 

Also I sent you a list. 
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 28, 2011, 01:38:44 PM
There are going to be surprises from here on in, I think.  And all of them are pleasant.

First surprise: this guy is only at #10 Still, high score and deservedly so!
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 28, 2011, 01:39:29 PM
There are going to be surprises from here on in, I think.  And all of them are pleasant.

First surprise: this guy is only at #10 Still, high score and deservedly so!

I never got it.  Did you make a draft and never send it or something?

Also: #10 was just flagged as SPAM.  So was the second "Best Second Bananas that didn't make it.  First time this happened.  Grr.
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 28, 2011, 01:39:50 PM
10 – Torgo
(http://www.historum.com/members/torgo-albums-torgo-picture2365-creeping.jpg)
70 points             
4 of 15 lists   
Top Vote: #6 Darth Geek
   
Sycophancy Level: 10/10
Torgo, played by John Reynolds, is a character from from the filmManos: The Hands of Fate who also became a cult character on the series Mystery Science Theater 3000. A satyr in a Confederate-style Civil War uniform, he serves as the guardian and caretaker for the Master and his wives. He is easily recognized by his "big knees", a staff topped with a stylized hand, his four-note repeating theme music, and his weird, halting speech patterns.

In the film, Torgo attempts to prevent a lost family looking for their vacation from stopping at the lodge of the Master. Finally relenting, he falls for the wife of the family and intends to keep her from the polygamous Master to be his own bride. When the Master awakens and finds out that Torgo has coveted both his own wives and the visiting woman he intends to make into another wife, he hypnotises Torgo and brings him into his tomb. There, Torgo is "tormented" by the Master's wives in a scene that looks more like he is being massaged to death before the Master severs and lights Torgo's hand on fire. Torgo, in agony, flees the tomb, never to been seen again.

At the end of the Manos episode, Torgo (played by Michael J. Nelson on the show) delivered a pizza to Dr. Forrester and TV's Frank. In spite of being two hours late, the pizza, Frank disturbingly notes, is still warm. Alas, Torgo has left their drinks in the car, and it takes him until Operation Double 007, eight episodes later, to deliver them to Deep 13.
He next appeared in Village of the Giants, hired to replace Frank after Dr. F unceremoniously made Frank fire himself. Although Torgo appears to be the perfect replacement and henchman, Frank manages to get his job back when he tricks Torgo into doing something unsavory to Dr. F, and Forrester kicks out Torgo in a fit of rage. Torgo also makes a quick appearance inSan Francisco International, when he brings down the party that has built up around Mike's Urkel impression by noting that he doesn't really think Urkel is that funny. Torgo appears next in DANGER: Death Ray!, when TV's Frank has become a high-powered agent, and Torgo is one of his clients.

Torgo's final appearance came in Samson vs. the Vampire Women when he appears as the holy Torgo the White, a parody of Gandalf the Whitefrom The Lord of the Rings, to finally take the long-suffering TV's Frank to Second Banana Heaven.

(http://users6.nofeehost.com/thedon3k/mst3k/ortega.jpg)
 Ortega the Black’s Annual Progress Report

You know, for a failed molester, he’s pretty popular around here.

http://www.youtube.com/v/eKNTaWElUgA
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: sarcasm_made_Easy on November 28, 2011, 01:43:46 PM
heh no I just wanted to attempt to make you doubt your sanity.  I rarely send in lists.  Usually I just sit back and enjoy the show.   
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 28, 2011, 07:55:58 PM
Sorry guys, I guess the list will be halted until the #10 is no longer flagged as SPAM.  Hopefully tomorrow we can continue.
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: Watchman on November 28, 2011, 09:38:30 PM
Yeah, Henchman 21.24 and especially Vader.  Vader kind of bugged me, especially since he was so high, but it's nice that no one else seems to care, so that's fine.

I think by now Lucas has made most people numb to whatever Star Wars & Darth Vader were supposed to represent. He's reduced him to a guy that yells "NOOO!"

Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: D.B. Barnes on November 30, 2011, 05:06:31 AM
For chrissakes, enough already with the spam filter holding up the list! This is bullshit!!!
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: Darth Geek on November 30, 2011, 05:47:39 AM
For chrissakes, enough already with the spam filter holding up the list! This is bullshit!!!
I did not spam her. I did not. Oh, hi Barnes.
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: D.B. Barnes on November 30, 2011, 06:09:04 AM
For chrissakes, enough already with the spam filter holding up the list! This is bullshit!!!
I did not spam her. I did not. Oh, hi Barnes.

This list has breast cancer.  Don't worry about it!

How's your sex life?
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: Pak-Man on November 30, 2011, 09:21:26 AM
If you reply to Johnny Unusual's post right under where it should be,. you can read the number 10.
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: Pak-Man on November 30, 2011, 09:28:56 AM
Well that doesn't seem like it should work, but it totally did. I guess if you quote spam, it's not spam. Interesting. :^)
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: Darth Geek on November 30, 2011, 09:30:05 AM
I imagine that Torgo's theme is the elevator music to get to Second Banana Heaven.
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: Tripe on November 30, 2011, 09:30:30 AM
Well that doesn't seem like it should work, but it totally did. I guess if you quote spam, it's not spam. Interesting. :^)

No, it didn't work that post was flagged as spam as well.

The erroneously flagged posts have merely be released from quarantine.
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 30, 2011, 03:36:27 PM
9 – Kif Kroker
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3501/3819547223_3c3497cb2d.jpg)
77 points             
5 of 15 lists   
Top Vote: #7 Anais.Whatever, DB Barnes
   
Sycophancy Level: 2/10
Kif Kroker is a character from the animated television series Futurama. He is the long suffering assistant to Captain Zapp Brannigan and Fourth Lieutenant on the Democratic Order of Planets (D.O.O.P.) starship Nimbus. His frustration with Brannigan's arrogance and general incompetence in Season 1 leads him to be a disaffected, indifferent, sardonic lackey, although his personality differs greatly in later seasons. Zapp thinks Kif to be his best friend and loyal confidant, whereas Kif sees him as an incompetent jerk.

In Season 3, Kif begins dating Planet Express employee Amy Wong, whom he met aboard the starship Titanic in "A Flight to Remember". While dating Amy, Kif's character is fleshed out a great deal; it is revealed that he is actually an extremely sensitive, shy and timid creature. It took him months to work up the courage to ask Amy out for a date, and even then it was only through Zapp that a date was finally arranged. His non-confrontational personality makes it difficult to stand up to Zapp, and so he complains about him to Leela (much to her annoyance) and anyone else who will listen. When actually in command of a subordinate, however, he will become quite a martinet, once telling Philip J. Fry "Mix those mixed nuts! I see two almonds touching!"

He is also revealed to be a very romantic man, if somewhat lacking in self-confidence, and it is shown that he and Amy truly do love each other. Amy's parents treat him with disdain and often refer to him as "squishy alien". Ironically, it was Amy's parents who introduced them and, in contrast, they actually showed approval of Kif, possibly because he was currently a captain at the time. While many times Kif does not seem masculine, in "Three Hundred Big Boys" Kif fights off 2 Spidarian soldiers until Zapp runs over him in a jeep-like craft, showing that he has some proficiency in armed combat. Nevertheless, it seems that Kif is unsuccessful in gaining the approval of Amy Wong's parents, as they want their daughter to marry their ranch hand, a buff, macho cowboy, along with every other male they happen to come across, even a "strong man like Zapp Brannigan". However, when Kif gets pregnant in "Kif Gets Knocked Up a Notch", they do not seem bothered by the peculiarity of Amy and Kif becoming parents, because they are more concerned about getting grandchildren. Kif is quite intelligent and sees the idiocy of Zapp's plans where few other people can.

The males of Kif's species can carry and bear young, as Kif did in "Kif Gets Knocked Up a Notch". Kif explains that his species can exchange genetic information even through simple touch. This occurs during a "receptive state", which happens when a member of his species is deeply in love. It is unclear whether this is their only form of reproduction, or just an ancillary method. In "Amazon Women in the Mood", he ran away from one of the women he was assigned to sleep with (as a means of execution), and in "Where the Buggalo Roam", he misunderstood what the term "making love" was.

Professor Farnsworth's inter-species DNA maternity testing machine ("even I laughed at me when I built [it]" he explains) reveals the "mother" of Kif's young to be Leela, though Kif explains that the true parent is the one who inspired the original feelings of love, regardless of the DNA donor. The word used for this "true parent" is smizmar, a pun on the well-known Vulcan phrase "diftor heh smusma" ("live long and prosper"). At the baby shower held for Kif, Amy leaves him suddenly, finding herself unable to make the sacrifice of her lifestyle for parenthood, only to change her mind in the end and return to him in time for the ancient birthing rite on Kif's homeworld, Amphibios 9. He gives birth to a spoor of tadpoles and explains to Amy that the babies will return in twenty years, and Amy decides that by that time she will be ready for parenting. At the end of the episode, a one eyed tadpole swims around, the result of Leela's DNA.

In the course of the second Futurama DVD movie, Beast with a Billion Backs, he essentially marries Amy after asking her to be his "Fonfon Ru", with Zapp Brannigan as the best man. Due to Zapp's impatience, Kif is crushed by a Universe-to-Universe Missile (UUM) in a space battle shortly after. He is later resurrected and learns that Zapp persuaded Amy into sleeping with him in her grief. As a result, Kif finally has the nerve to punch Zapp in the gut, though it put a temporary strain on his relationship with Amy, as Kif cites that "Fonfon Ru" literally translates to "One who doesn't sleep with my superior officer." At the end of Into the Wild Green Yonder, he defies and abandons Zapp entirely and gets back together with Amy, joining the Planet Express crew as they travel through a wormhole to parts unknown.

(http://29.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_laxberwzIi1qzjyfpo1_500.png)
 Torgo the White’s Annual Progress Report

OK OK, I admit, it was my fault he was accidentally sent to the petting zoo.  Now we just have to find out who the mother or father is.

http://www.youtube.com/v/pGIyZccFcDQ
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 30, 2011, 03:48:55 PM
8 – Arthur
(http://ftp.sunet.se/pub/pictures/comics/Tick/Arthur.gif)
83 points             
6 of 15 lists   
Top Vote: #1 Pak Man
   
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Arthur is a fictional character, a vigilante in the Tick comic book series, animated series, and live action series. He serves as The Tick's sidekick.

Arthur wears a moth suit, which gives him the ability to fly, but he is often mistaken for a bunny because of the shape and size of his antennae, and the fact that his wings are folded up. He is an extremely kind, sensible and intelligent person, but his social skills are somewhat lacking as he is shy and has little self confidence. He often shows mild discomfort or annoyance with the dangers and frustrations of being a superhero's sidekick. Various family members and friends continuously beg him to give up his superhero lifestyle. Arthur is Jewish, but he does celebrate non-Jewish holidays, such as Christmas. Arthur’s apartment serves as his and The Tick’s superhero headquarters.

Arthur first appeared as a character in The Tick #4, but he can be seen as a mysterious flying figure in the background of earlier issues of that series. Trained as an accountant, Arthur purchases his moth-suit at an auction and decides to pursue the life of a superhero. He is currently on indefinite "psychiatric leave" from his accounting firm. After rescuing the Thorn of Oblivion, a powerful ninja artifact, and helping The Tick and Oedipus defeat an army of ninjas, Arthur decided to become The Tick’s sidekick.

Arthur has a romantic relationship with Chet Atkins, a waitress at a local fast food restaurant, whom Arthur rescues after the restaurant was destroyed.

Arthur has two sisters, Dot and Alice. Alice is married to an ex-coworker of Arthur’s named Errol, who, after winning a fortune in Las Vegas has decided to become a supervillain, the Slot Jockey of Doom. Alice and Errol have two children. In the animated series, Dot begins dating paleontologist "Dinosaur" Neil, an associate of Arthur and the Tick's and occasional unwilling super-villain (accidental ingestion of a sample of cloned dinosaur tissue causes him to transform into a giant, mindless reptilian), and eventually marries him.

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 Torgo the White’s Annual Progress Report

In second banana heaven, everyone gets what your costume is supposed to be.

http://www.youtube.com/v/7Na09jmWsF4
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 30, 2011, 06:02:17 PM
7 – Waylon Smithers
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/8/86/Waylon_Smithers_1.png/222px-Waylon_Smithers_1.png)
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Top Vote: #5 Imrahil
   
Sycophancy Level: 9/10   
Waylon Smithers, Jr., usually referred to as Smithers, is a recurring fictional character in the animated series The Simpsons, who is voiced by Harry Shearer. Smithers first appeared in the episode "Homer's Odyssey", although he could be heard in the series premiere "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire". He is the consummate executive and personal assistant of Springfield Nuclear Power Plant's owner Montgomery Burns.

Waylon Smithers was partly based on how numerous Fox executives and staff members acted towards Barry Diller. The idea for Smithers' orientation came from Sam Simon, who proposed that Smithers should be gay, but the writers should never draw too much attention to it and should try to keep it in the back of their heads. The name Waylon was first used in "I Married Marge" and comes from the puppeteer Wayland Flowers. In his first visual appearance in "Homer's Odyssey", Smithers was mistakenly animated with the wrong color and was made an African American by Gyorgi Peluci, the color stylist.

Smithers' relationship with Mr. Burns has long been a running gag on The Simpsons. Smithers is an obedient and sycophant assistant to Mr. Burns. In many ways, Smithers represents the stereotype of the closeted gay man, and numerous overt allusions and double entendres concerning his homosexuality are made, though some of the show's producers instead refer to him as a "Burns-sexual".

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 Torgo the White’s Annual Progress Report

Sadly, there’s only one place for him to go to find his true love, and he simply hasn’t stepped on enough puppy necks to get there.

http://www.youtube.com/v/QW6DTVK4aCk
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: anais.jude on November 30, 2011, 06:10:09 PM
I think I forgot Smithers. I hang my head in shame
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 30, 2011, 06:15:02 PM
6 – Milhouse Van Houten
(http://images.wikia.com/simpsons/images/d/d7/Milhouse.jpg)
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Top Vote: #3 Gunflyer, Johnny Unusual
   
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Milhouse Mussolini Van Houten is a fictional character featured in the animated television series The Simpsons, voiced by Pamela Hayden. He is Bart Simpson's best friend in Mrs. Krabappel's fourth grade class at Springfield Elementary School.

Milhouse is not popular, but his intelligence is of a more studious nature than Bart's. He is also very gullible, thus he is constantly led into trouble by Bart, who is not shy about taking advantage of his naïve and trusting nature. Milhouse is one of the few residents in Springfield with visible eyebrows. He has a little Lhasa Apso dog, as revealed in the episode "Lisa's Date with Density".

Milhouse is constantly being bullied in some form or another by Nelson, Jimbo Jones, Dolph and Kearney, to the point of where Bart questions Milhouse by saying "Milhouse! I thought you had a three o'clock wedgie with Nelson," to which Milhouse casually responds "I had to reschedule." They often inflict extreme acts of physical violence upon Milhouse. They do this because they believe he is a nerd or a geek of some sort. He wears eyeglasses and cannot see without them, and when his glasses are off, his eyes appear to be small dots. In "Sideshow Bob Roberts", the schoolyard bullies wrapped Milhouse in bumper stickers and placed him in a shopping cart. After Jimbo claimed that "themummy's ready for his mystical journey!", the bullies pushed the cart with Milhouse down a very steep hill. He is harmed frequently, and on some occasions he is injured by dangerous hazards, including being run over by a train, falling down a waterfall, being electrically shocked, having his head polished to bone, etc. In the episode "Homer Loves Flanders", Mr Burns has Milhouse crippled in order to inspire the local football team. He frequently visited a female psychiatrist called Dr. Waxler until she got fed up by his frequent callings and blocked his number so he could not bother her again. In fact, in "Bye Bye Nerdie", it is implied that Milhouse endured bullying so severe on his first day at Springfield Elementary, that he has to take pills to repress the memories.

On one occasion, Bart got Milhouse placed on the FBI's Most Wanted list, even though they are friends, and he once tried to lure Milhouse into a cactus. This kind of torture is portrayed in many episodes, where Bart tries either to get Milhouse in trouble or to hurt him for no reason, making Milhouse's and Bart's relationship even more questionable.

Though, Milhouse is not always Bart's toy; in "Bart Sells His Soul", Milhouse plays with Bart's anxiety while his pal is fretting to recover his soul... On one occasion, Bart introduces Milhouse to his girlfriend and attempts to explain why they are friends. He cannot come up with a real answer and admits that it is due to geographical reasons. However, Bart admits in "Little Orphan Millie" that he really loves Milhouse. Homer also seems to like joining in on his son's torment of Milhouse (constantly referring to him as "that little wiener Milhouse"). Sometimes Homer even seems to despise Milhouse and Bart's friendship. In the episode "Burns, Baby Burns" Larry, Mr. Burns' son, brings Homer to eat at his house. Mr. Burns then asks Homer if his son "brings home nitwits and make you talk to them" to which Homer answers "Oh, all the time! Have you ever heard of this kid Milhouse? He's a little wiener..." before being interrupted by Burns. In an attempt to purposefully enrage Homer, at one point Bart stated that he once felt "a little attracted to Milhouse", sending Homer into a mindless rage. Hilarity ensues. It would appear that Bart and Milhouse are the same height but in the episode "Radioactive Man" it is revealed that he is an inch taller than Bart.

The writers frequently make Milhouse the butt of a variety of jokes, ranging from being beat up by Nelson for delivering a love note from Lisa (that Nelson thought was from Milhouse himself), to having the door slammed in his face while playing Pin the Tail on the Donkey, to having his possible budding homosexuality given away by his school counselor, to making him a wanted fugitive (see above), to inadvertently inheriting Bart's dismal permanent record at school through a side deal arranged between Bart and Edna Krabappel and Principal Skinner, which will disqualify Milhouse from "all but the hottest and noisiest jobs". In the episode “The Cartridge Family”, Milhouse implies that he is an excellent cook.

Milhouse is fluent in Italian due to visiting his English language-hating grandmother Sofia in Tuscany for two weeks every year. Because of his grandmother's beatings, Milhouse learned Italian and started to wet his bed.

Milhouse is allergic to honey, wheat, dairy, non-dairy and even his own tears. In the episode, "Little Orphan Millie", it is revealed that Milhouse is part Dutch and Danish, in the episode "The Last of the Red Hat Mamas" that he is part Italian. In another episode, it is revealed that Milhouse is part Greek when he mentions receiving a gift from his Greek grandmother forGreek Orthodox Easter. In the episode "Brawl in the Family", Milhouse told Bart he deserved a social worker because he had a stigmata which he suffered in his palms.

Milhouse harbors a hopeless crush on Bart's younger sister, Lisa, and he is usually clumsy around females. Although he and Lisa do not have a full relationship together, they are very close friends, as shown in "Lisa's Date with Density" when she admits she liked Nelson. In the end of that episode, after she has stopped liking Nelson, Milhouse asks Lisa who will be her next crush; Lisa answers that it could be anybody and Milhouse rejoices.

Milhouse's feelings for Lisa have been used in episodes set outside of the show's main storyline. For example, the episode "Lisa's Wedding" shows what the future might hold for Springfield in fifteen years' time. Milhouse is Homer's boss at the nuclear plant, and after learning of Lisa's impending marriage, Milhouse recalls an earlier date with Lisa where she says she may never marry, then angrily prepares Homer's annual review. Later in the episode, Lisa wonders if it is acceptable to wear a white wedding dress, suggesting that she had already lost her virginity to Milhouse; Marge, however, says "Milhouse doesn't count."

Though Lisa has always been pretty annoyed by the mere idea of going out with Milhouse, as seen in episodes like "Lisa's Date With Density" and "Future-Drama", when Milhouse starts tutoring Lisa in Italian and takes her to Little Italy, Lisa starts to develop a secret crush on him, until she caught Milhouse with another girl called Angelica in the episode "The Last of the Red Hat Mamas".

Milhouse's first girlfriend was Samantha Stanky, a new student who had moved to Springfield from Phoenix, Arizona in the episode "Bart's Friend Falls in Love". After her father caught her and Milhouse kissing, he sent her to a French Canadian Catholic girls' school. While Milhouse's official first kiss was with Samantha Stanky in the aforementioned episode, it was contradicted in the episode "The Way We Weren't", where Milhouse accidentally kisses Homer Simpson during a game of spin the bottle that Homer interrupted. In the episode "Homer Scissorhands", Milhouse dated a 5th grader named Taffy. The relationship ended when Milhouse and Taffy caught Lisa spying on them in the bushes. Taffy told Lisa that Milhouse still loves her. Lisa then kissed Milhouse shortly after the kiss Milhouse got some advice from Lisa that he should not give up searching for other girls and life has unexpected things. Lisa told him that he was cute in the moonlight and the saying made Milhouse fell of a cliff and shortly, a bald eagle caught him, which left him saying "everything is coming up Milhouse".

Milhouse was designed by Matt Groening for a Butterfinger commercial, and it was decided to use the character in the series. Milhouse was named after US President Richard Nixon, whose middle name was Milhous. The name was the most "unfortunate name Matt Groening could think of for a kid". Years earlier, in a 1986 Life in Hell comic entitled "What to Name the Baby", Groening listed Milhous as a name "no longer recommended". Milhouse is a favorite among the staff as Al Jean noted "most of the writers are more like Milhouse than Bart". His last name was given to him by Howard Gewirtz, a freelance writer who wrote the episode "Homer Defined". He got the name from one of his wife's friends.

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 Torgo the White’s Annual Progress Report

Finally, not only does Milhouse not get mocked for watching shows aimed at children 6 years younger than him, he finally gets to meet Baby Bop.

http://www.youtube.com/v/5qIGbbM4gEM
http://www.youtube.com/v/Z2tHk1CCY2E
http://www.youtube.com/v/iu38Uz7g0YM
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: anais.jude on November 30, 2011, 06:17:41 PM
That's okay, I forgot Milhouse.

I did that on purpose
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 30, 2011, 06:21:44 PM
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NOBODY LIKES MILHOUSE!
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: anais.jude on November 30, 2011, 06:23:54 PM
I just don't think he should be a second banana. I want him to grow up and say "Damnit, Bart. I am an awesome person and I am sick of you treating me like shit"
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: Watchman on November 30, 2011, 06:29:33 PM
That's okay, I forgot Milhouse.

I did that on purpose

Can you teach me the will to forget?
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: anais.jude on November 30, 2011, 06:29:56 PM
That's okay, I forgot Milhouse.

I did that on purpose
Dick.

No, I have a vagina. That is why I am so cool....and sexy
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 30, 2011, 06:39:29 PM
Great Second Bananas Who Didn't Make the List

Warning: this will continue to spoil what didn't make the list:

Romanadveratrelundar
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I like this one best.  But still, there's always the other one
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Harvey Korman
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So was he Tim Conway's sidekick or Carol Burnett's?

Handy
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Personally, I think that One Ton is Handy's henchman, but I guess he was the Terror's #2.  After Stalin.

Tonto
(http://robertsongames.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/90284-117330-tonto_large.jpg)
The best Tonto... Jon Lovitz!
http://www.youtube.com/v/5Ubem25WyN8

Kid Omni-Man
(http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs46/f/2009/224/e/3/Kid_Omni_Man_by_Balla_Bdog.png)
He's a little more intense than some boy sidekicks.
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Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 30, 2011, 06:40:44 PM
Now for the TOP 5!  EXPECT SURPRISES!  OR NOT!  WHATEVS!
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 30, 2011, 06:41:25 PM
5 – Mr Spock
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/4/4c/SpockVulcan.jpg)
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Top Vote: #2 Anais.Whatever, Gunflyer
   
Sycophancy Level: 5/10   
Spock is a fictional character in the Star Trek media franchise. First portrayed by Leonard Nimoy in the original Star Trek series, Spock also appears in the animated Star Trek series, two episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation, seven of the Star Trek feature films, and numerous Star Trek books, comics, and video games. In the 2009 film Star Trek, Nimoy reprised his role alongside Zachary Quinto, who played a younger, alternate-timeline version of the character, with Jacob Kogan playing Spock as a child.
 
Spock serves aboard the starship Enterprise, serving as science officer and first officer, and later as commanding officer of two iterations of the vessel. Spock's mixed human-Vulcan heritage serves as an important plot element in many of the character's appearances. Along with James T. Kirk and Leonard McCoy, he is one of the three central characters in the original Star Trek series and its films. After retiring from Starfleet, Spock serves as a Federation ambassador, contributing toward the détente between the Federation and the Klingon Empire. In his later years, he serves as Federation ambassador to the Romulan Empire and becomes involved in the ill-fated attempt to save Romulus from a supernova.

 The character was initially depicted as the USS Enterprise's science officer for the original pilot, "The Cage" (1964). Although "The Cage" did not air, Spock's eleven years of service under the command of Captain Christopher Pike are referenced and depicted in "The Menagerie" (1966) and other episodes. The character's first broadcast appearance is in "The Man Trap" (1966), which introduces him as the ship's science officer and first officer under Captain James T. Kirk (William Shatner). Star Trek depicts a "troika" of Spock, Kirk, and Doctor Leonard McCoy (DeForest Kelley); while McCoy often acts as Kirk's conscience, Spock offers the captain an emotionally detached, logical perspective. The character also offers an "outsider's" perspective on "the human condition".

Star Trek also presents elements of Spock's upbringing and family. "Journey to Babel" (1967) depicts his parents: Sarek (Mark Lenard), the Vulcan ambassador to the Federation, andAmanda Grayson (Jane Wyatt), a human. Spock's decision to join Starfleet, rather than attend the Vulcan Science Academy, ran contrary to his father's wishes. The relationship between Spock and Sarek is strained and often turbulent, although rooted in an underlying respect and carefully restrained love for each other. The 1973 animated series episode "Yesteryear" shows seven-year-old Spock choosing to pursue a Vulcan lifestyle devoted to logic and suppressing emotion.

At the beginning of Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979), Spock is no longer in Starfleet, having resigned and returned home to pursue the Vulcan discipline of Kolinahr. Spock is unable to complete the Kolinahr ritual after he senses the coming of V'ger, and rejoins Starfleet to aid the Enterprise crew in their mission.[1] Spock, promoted to captain, is commanding officer of the Enterprise at the beginning of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982). At the film's end, he transfers his "katra" - the sum of his memories and experience - to McCoy, and then sacrifices himself to save the ship and its crew from Khan Noonien Singh (Ricardo Montalbán). The sequel, Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984), focuses on his crewmates' quest to recover Spock's body, resurrected by the Genesis matrix in the previous film. At the film's conclusion, Spock's revived body is reunited with his katra. Spock is next seen in Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986), which depicts his recovery from the after-effects of his resurrection. In the film's final scene, he joins the crew of the newly commissioned USS Enterprise-A under Kirk's command. In Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989), Spock and the Enterprise crew confront the renegade Sybok, Spock's half-brother. Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991) reunites the Enterprise crew on a mission to prevent war from erupting between the Federation and Klingon Empire. Spock serves as a special envoy to broker peace with the Klingons after a natural disaster devastates their homeworld.


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 Torgo the White’s Annual Progress Report

Child psychologist actually put on elf ears and replaced him for a while Mr Spock was tied up in his closet.  No one noticed.

http://www.youtube.com/v/cFods1KSWsQ
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: Darth Geek on November 30, 2011, 06:46:28 PM
The best Tonto... Jon Lovitz!
http://www.youtube.com/v/5Ubem25WyN8
:D :D Jon Lovitz is awesome!

Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 30, 2011, 06:49:34 PM
4 – Dr. John Watson
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Top Vote: #1 Tripe Hound Redux
   
Sycophancy Level: 9/10   
John H. Watson, M.D. (born 7 July 1852), known as Dr. Watson, is a character in the Sherlock Holmes stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Watson is Sherlock Holmes's friend, assistant and sometime flatmate, and is the first person narrator of all but four stories in the Sherlock Holmes canon.

Doctor Watson's first name is mentioned on only three occasions. Part one of the very first Sherlock Holmes story, A Study in Scarlet, is subtitled 'Being a reprint from the Reminiscences of John H. Watson, M.D., Late of the Army Medical Department'. In 'The Problem of Thor Bridge', Watson says that his dispatch box is labeled 'John H. Watson, M.D'. Watson's wife calls him 'James' in The Man with the Twisted Lip; according to Dorothy L. Sayers, she is referring to his middle name Hamish (which means James in Scots). In every other instance, he is called either Doctor or Watson, or both together, and his first name is never used again.

In the debut Holmes story A Study in Scarlet, Watson, as the narrator, tells us that he had received his medical degree from the University of London in 1878, and had subsequently gone on to train as an Army surgeon. He then joined British forces in India, saw service in Afghanistan, was wounded at the Battle of Maiwand (27 July 1880), and after months of recovery, was sent back to England on the troopship HMS Orontes. In England the action of the story begins, presumably in late 1880 or early 1881. He describes meeting Holmes, their subsequent sharing of rooms at 221B Baker Street, his attempts to discover the profession of his taciturn companion, Holmes's eventual acceptance of Watson, and the events surrounding their first case together. Watson describes Holmes and his methods in detail, but in too romantic and sentimental a manner for Holmes's taste. In time, they become close friends. In The Sign of the Four, John Watson meets Mary Morstan, who becomes his wife. In "The Adventure of the Empty House", the first story after Holmes's return (after he had been thought dead for three years), Watson states that "Holmes had while away learned of my own sad bereavement and his sympathy was shown through his manner rather than in his words." This indicates that Watson has lost someone significant to death, almost certainly his wife; that fact is confirmed when he moves back to Baker Street to share lodgings with Holmes, as he had done as a bachelor. Conan Doyle made mention of a second wife in "The Adventure of the Illustrious Client" and "The Adventure of the Blanched Soldier", but this wife was never named, described, or explained.

Dr. Watson is a physician of some experience (as was Conan Doyle). He had served as an Assistant Surgeon of the Army Medical Department (attached to the Berkshires) inAfghanistan, but he was discharged following an injury received in the line of duty during the Battle of Maiwand. (Watson gives two separate locations for Jezail bullet wound he received while serving in the British Army. In A Study in Scarlet, he states, "I was struck on the shoulder by a Jezail bullet, which shattered the bone and grazed the subclavian artery." In The Sign of the Four,[7] Watson informs us that he "sat nursing my wounded leg. I had had a Jezail bullet through it some time before, and though it did not prevent me from walking it ached wearily at every change of the weather." "The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor" contains the only other reference to the injury, "the Jezail bullet which I had brought back in one of my limbs as a relic of my Afghan campaign throbbed with dull persistence." Many scholars suggest that Watson was wounded twice, with the shoulder wound more immediately threatening his life and the wound in his leg not so serious at the time but later becoming a source of persistent discomfort.) Watson had been in danger of being captured by the enemy after the battle, but was saved by his orderly, Murray, who threw the doctor on a pack-horse and thus helped to ensure his escape from the field. Watson's character may have been based upon the 66th regiment's Medical Officer, Surgeon Major A F Preston, who also was wounded in the Battle of Maiwand. It is possible that Conan Doyle was inspired by the survival of another physician in Afghanistan, Dr. William Brydon, although that event occurred in 1842 during the First Anglo-Afghan War.
 
Watson often uses his service revolver in the cases. He is a crack shot, apparently a better marksman than Holmes. Oddly, in the most notable use of Watson's service revolver, the gun is never discharged; instead, in "The Problem of Thor Bridge", Holmes uses the revolver to test his theory of how the homicide occurred and why there is a curious, unexplained gash in the stonework of the bridge.

When John Watson first returns from Afghanistan, he is "as thin as a lath and as brown as a nut." He is usually described as strongly built, of a stature either average or slightly above average, with a thick, strong neck and a small moustache. Watson used to be an athlete, as it is mentioned in "The Adventure of the Sussex Vampire" that he once played rugby for Blackheath, but he fears his physical condition has declined since that point.

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 Torgo the White’s Annual Progress Report

With no one there to judge him, he’s finally ready that slash fiction based on his best friend.  OK, maybe not, but if you read his stories he’s practically a step away from declaring Holmes a personal god and jamming his tongue down Sherlock’s throat.

http://www.youtube.com/v/z0EvnEHzRPI
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: anais.jude on November 30, 2011, 06:51:32 PM
Spock's sycophancy level is a 10 if there ever was one. I originally did not have Spock on my list because I thought his character was far too strong to be considered a second banana; however, I watched Wrath of Khan one weekend (something that occurs rather often) and the specch Spock gave defined himself as a second banana. Then I remember what he did for Captain Pike and I realized Spock's loyalty and second banan-ish was a defining moment of his character. Another reason Star Trek is so awesome. They can take a character like Spock and make his loyalty only one part of his complexity.

I love Star Trek so much
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 30, 2011, 06:59:55 PM
It's tricky stuff.  I feel that when you get to 7 you are a paragon of Second Banana-hood.  Past 7 and it stops being cute, like when you find out that someone who cares about you might have moved into "making a shrine of you in the basement: territory.  But it does get tricky.

Thinking about it though, I'm changing Spock to a 5.  He's far too logical to move further than that.
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 30, 2011, 07:01:46 PM
3 – Andy Richter
(http://goodmenproject.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/Andy-Richter.jpg)
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Top Vote: #3 Anais.Whatever, Asbestos Bill
   
Sycophancy Level: 5/10   
Paul Andrew "Andy" Richter (born October 28, 1966) is an American actor, writer, comedian, and late night talk show announcer. He is best known for his role as the sidekick of Conan O'Brien on each of the host's programs: Late Night and The Tonight Show on NBC, and Conan on TBS. He is also known for his voice work in the Madagascar films and for starring in the sitcoms Quintuplets, Andy Richter Controls the Universe, and Andy Barker, P.I..

Richter, the third of four children, was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan. His mother, Glenda Swanson (née Palmer), was a kitchen cabinet designer, and his father, Laurence R. Richter, taught Russian at Indiana University for more than 32 years. Richter was raised inYorkville, Illinois. He is of Swedish and German descent. In high school, he was elected Prom King.

In the late 1980s, Richter attended Columbia College Chicago as a film major. While at Columbia he learned the basics of comedic acting and writing by starring in numerous student films and videos. After leaving Columbia in 1988 Richter worked as a production assistant on commercial shoots in Chicago. In 1989, he began taking classes at Chicago's Improv Olympic. His quick wit and acting skills catapulted him from student to "House Performer" within a year. Richter branched out working with "The Comedy Underground" and the Annoyance Theater.

Two fellow Annoyance members (Beth Cahill and Melanie Hutsell, who played Marcia and Jan Brady in the "Real Live Brady Bunch" stage show) were hired as cast members on Saturday Night Live. With friends on SNL, Andy was able to get into the after-show parties where he met SNL writer Robert Smigel. Two years later, Smigel hired Richter for a new show he was producing, Late Night with Conan O'Brien. Originally hired as a writer, Richter was upgraded to Conan O'Brien's sidekick just weeks before the show began airing in 1993, after it became clear the two had a strong rapport, something Smigel noticed after sending Richter to join O'Brien on stage during a practice run-through, hoping to calm the host down when it became obvious that Conan was very nervous on camera.
 
After seven years with the show, Richter departed from Late Night after his final show on May 26, 2000. He later said of the decision, "After seven years of being on the show, I got itchy. I have a philosophy that if you enjoy good fortune, rather than sit there and say, 'Oh, that's fine, this amount is good enough for me,' you should try and push it. You should see how much you can stretch your good fortune. And I was curious."

Richter left his post at Late Night in 2000 to pursue a career acting in films and television. His first major venture, Fox's Andy Richter Controls the Universe, was canceled after two mid-season runs. His next Fox sitcom, Quintuplets, lasted one season. His most recent television series was Andy Barker P.I., which was co-written and executively produced by Conan O'Brien. In the series Richter played an accountant who could not attract clients. After a woman comes to his office thinking he is the former tenant, a private investigator, she asks him to find her husband who she thinks faked his death. Barker decides to pursue this job and becomes a private detective in earnest, and continues to do his accounting job, which seems to pick up as the series goes on. The series played on NBC, with all six episodes in the first season on NBC.com. The series was canceled after very poor ratings despite being named by Entertainment Weekly as one of the Top Ten Shows of 2007. He also guest starred on the T.V. series Monk

On February 24, 2009 it was announced that Richter would be joining Conan O'Brien once again as the announcer for The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien in Los Angeles. Richter frequently appeared in comedy sketches on the show and often commented and interacted with Conan during the opening monologue; he was also part of the show's writing staff. In mid-December 2009, Richter also began joining Conan on the couch during the celebrity interviews, much like he did in his former sidekick role on Late Night. Richter said he enjoyed having a steady paycheck again and not having to deal with production companies while developing television shows. Richter said, "Now I'm so happy to be back and making TV every night, not asking permission from somebody and waiting six months to get their sparklingly clear and cogent notes. And then wait another month for them to get back from Hawaii and say, 'Yes, now we can go make television.' I felt like a plumber who kept going into the building and saying, 'Can we put some pipes together?' and watching my wrenches gather dust."

When Conan returned to the air as host of his self-titled TBS show, Richter followed. He again reprised his roles as announcer, writer, interactor during the monologue, and participant in comedy sketches.

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 Torgo the White’s Annual Progress Report

The best talk show sidekick still active.  Unfortunately, he also might be the last (band leaders don’t count).

http://www.youtube.com/v/drMRNtbuarQ
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: anais.jude on November 30, 2011, 07:03:50 PM
I think this is the best showing I have ever had on a list


I love you Andy
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: Russell on November 30, 2011, 07:04:06 PM
Milhouse! Woo! But believe me just because I think he's awesome doesn't mean I'm a fan of Fallout boy, and I mean the band, not the character.
I think this is the best showing I have ever had on a list
I love you Andy
If you love Andy Richter so much why don't you marry him?
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 30, 2011, 07:09:47 PM
Milhouse! Woo! But believe me just because I think he's awesome doesn't mean I'm a fan of Fallout boy, and I mean the band, not the character.

I'm pretty sure being a fan of Fall Out Boy is impossible.  It's like being a fan of beige.
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 30, 2011, 07:10:15 PM
2 – TV’s Frank
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137 points             
8 of 15 lists   
Top Vote: #1 Darth Geek
   
Sycophancy Level: 7/10   
TV's Frank, played by Frank Conniff, is a fictional character, mad scientist Dr. Clayton Forrester's lab assistant in the television comedy series Mystery Science Theater 3000. He appears at the beginning of Season 2, with the departure of Forrester's earlier co-scientist Dr. Laurence Erhardt, and continues through Season 6. According to The Mystery Science Theater 3000 Amazing Colossal Episode Guide, Dr. Forrester discovered Frank working at a nearby Arby's. Early on he was simply called Frank; later he acquired the more ostentatious name which is a reference to how a TV personality would sometimes be introduced as "TV's" so-and-so on talk shows and other programming. Frank wears a black chauffeur's uniform and his hairstyle includes a spit-curl (resulting in a resemblance to that of Marlon Brando's Jor-El role in the 1978 Superman film). He has an unusual habit of calling Dr. Forrester "Steve". He is listed in Deep 13's employee records as "Frank, TV's," indicating "Frank" is actually his surname and "TV's" his given name.

Little is known about Frank's past save that he attended Harriet Tubman High School (a real high school in Compton, California), where he was held back at least twice. While working at Arby's, Frank was allegedly nicknamed "Zeppo" due to his supposed sense of humor, somewhat ironically Zeppo being the least funny Marx Brother. Frank had a surprisingly large personal fortune which surfaced whenever a large amount of money was required for a particular skit.

TV's Frank's first MST3K episode was episode #201 Rocketship X-M, where, apparently still in his Arby's mindset, he took fast-food orders and, rather to Dr. Forrester's annoyance, almost brought the Satellite of Love down so the crew could "dine in." His last regular appearance was episode #624 Samson vs. the Vampire Women, during which he was assumed into "Second-Banana Heaven", where sidekicks and henchmen could live in a peaceful paradise without fear of reprisal from their cruel masters, by the angel Torgo the White. Dr. Forrester was actually very saddened when Frank left him for Second Banana Heaven, even lamenting his loss in a song entitled "Who Will I Kill?". Frank later appeared to the despondent Forrester as an otherworldly entity and "reconciled" with him, even agreeing to "push the button" one last time. After his departure, he was immortalized in the following year's Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie as a door handle (Door 2) on the way to the theater.

Frank also made a guest appearance in the Season 10 opener Soultaker, having gotten a job in the afterlife as a Soultaker after complaining that Second-Banana Heaven was "too political" and that Pat Buttram "had it in" for him. (This episode also features a cameo by Joel Hodgson, the show's creator, who played SOL resident Joel Robinson for the show's first six years.) In this appearance, he took the soul of Bobo and played ring toss with it in Castle Forrester.

During TV's Frank's tenure, the catchphrase "Push the button, Frank!" was a staple of most shows and the last thing heard before the credits would roll.

Frank usually serves as a foil to his evil boss, Dr. Forrester, and is frequently on the receiving end of many of Forrester's experiments or punishments. He is subjected to many painful deaths but always returns alive and well shortly afterwards; whether this rapid recovery is a quality bestowed upon him by Dr. Forrester or a talent that Frank always possessed (making him uniquely qualified as a mad scientist's guinea pig) was never explained, since it was, after all, "just a show." In the episode Laserblast, Pearl finds his spare head in a box, Dr. Forrester having made Frank's head explode years earlier in Gunslinger. Occasionally, however, Frank gets revenge on his taskmaster by directly or indirectly causing Forrester harm. One significant example of sidekick payback occurs in episode #619 Red Zone Cuba, when Frank, supposedly owing the mob "50 large", passes Forrester off as himself, earning the evil scientist two severe beatings and an episode-long stint in full-body bandages.

Frank participates in the weekly invention exchanges that are primarily a feature of the Joel Robinson years. His first invention was a rip-off of Joel's invention, the BGC-1.9 drum machine. He repeated his thievery by introducing the "Cheese Phone", which Joel had supposedly recorded in his notes from the '70s. Unlike Forrester (who rarely even remembered Crow and Servo's names), Frank took a liking to Joel (and later Mike) and the 'Bots, who reciprocated his friendship.

In Season 6, Dr. Forrester discovers that his mother, Mrs. Pearl Forrester, has had a strong friendship with TV's Frank that he'd been unaware of. When she comes to visit, she winds up spending all her time with Frank and neglecting her son, suggesting some of the formative influences that made Dr. Forrester an evil scientist.

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 Torgo the White’s Annual Progress Report

Still Soultaking. He’s coming for you Bob Barker!

http://www.youtube.com/v/3nHqjrBFSE4
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: anais.jude on November 30, 2011, 07:11:25 PM
2 – TV’s Frank
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137 points             

TV's Frank is looking hot!
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: Russell on November 30, 2011, 07:12:36 PM
Still Soultaking. He’s coming for you Bob Barker
http://www.youtube.com/v/3nHqjrBFSE4
I swore they were gonna start singing Bonnie Tyler's Total Eclipse of the heart any second.
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: anais.jude on November 30, 2011, 07:14:21 PM
Milhouse! Woo! But believe me just because I think he's awesome doesn't mean I'm a fan of Fallout boy, and I mean the band, not the character.
I think this is the best showing I have ever had on a list
I love you Andy
If you love Andy Richter so much why don't you marry him?

I would if I could!
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 30, 2011, 07:18:46 PM
2 – TV’s Frank
(http://goodmenproject.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/Andy-Richter.jpg)
137 points             

TV's Frank is looking hot!
Hehe.  The pitfalls of a template.  Will fix.

Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: sarcasm_made_Easy on November 30, 2011, 07:20:16 PM
2 – TV’s Frank
(http://goodmenproject.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/Andy-Richter.jpg)
137 points             

TV's Frank is looking hot!
Hehe.  The pitfalls of a template.  Will fix.



I thought it was pretty funny. 
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 30, 2011, 07:20:49 PM
1 – Chewbacca
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142 points             
9 of 15 lists   
Top Vote: #3 Imrahil, Shodan
   
Sycophancy Level: 8/10   
Chewbacca, also known as Chewie, is a character in the Star Wars franchise, portrayed by Peter Mayhew. In the series' narrative chronology, he appears in Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, Episode IV: A New Hope, Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back and Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. He guest starred on the season 3 finale on Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

Chewbacca's creation as a "gentle, hairy, non-English-speaking co-pilot" was inspired by George Lucas seeing his own dog sitting up on the passenger seat of Lucas' car. The dog, named Indiana, also inspired the name of the lead character in another one of Lucas' film franchises - Indiana Jones. It is said that Chewbacca's name is derived from собака (sobaka), the Russian and Ukrainian word for dog.

Chewbacca, a Wookiee, became Han Solo's first mate and companion after Solo, then an Imperial Captain, refused an order to kill him while Chewbacca was a slave of the Empire. Solo was dismissed from the Imperial Navy for disobedience and became a smuggler. Chewbacca owed a life debt to Han and would serve Han Solo for the rest of his life. Chewbacca was named one of the "greatest sidekicks" in film history by Entertainment Weekly.
In all four screen appearances, Chewbacca was played by Peter Mayhew, who was chosen for his height — 7'3" (2.2 m). Five identical costumes were made for Mayhew to wear. In the three original films and a holiday special, the suits were made of yak hair and mohair. ForRevenge of the Sith, the suit was made of more comfortable materials, though Mayhew's filming only lasted for a day. Only Mayhew's blue eyes could be seen in his costume, but fans easily recognize him by his distinctive gestures; his co-workers said they were able to tell when a stand-in was taking his place.
 
Chewbacca's voice was created by the original films' sound designer, Ben Burtt, from a mix of recordings of walruses, lions, camels, bears, rabbits, tigers and badgers in Burtt's personal library. The individual recordings were mixed at different ratios for Chewbacca's different utterances. One of the most prominent elements in the voice was a black bear named Tarik, from Happy Hollow Zoo in San Jose, California.

Chewbacca first appears in Episode IV: A New Hope. Chewbacca and Han Solo accept a charter to take Luke Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi and droids C-3PO and R2-D2 to the planet Alderaan. When they find that the planet has been destroyed by the Death Star, however, the two mercenaries are drawn into the Rebel Alliance.

In episodes V: The Empire Strikes Back and VI: Return of the Jedi. Chewbacca and Han Solo become important figures in the Alliance, and eventually help the Rebels defeat theGalactic Empire.
 
In the prequel film Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, set 19 years before Episode IV. Chewbacca, along with Tarfful, fights in the Clone Wars when their planet, Kashyyyk, is invaded. They also help to get Jedi Master Yoda to safety, Chewbacca using his traditional weapon, the Bowcaster.

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 Torgo the White’s Annual Progress Report

RRAAARGGGHHH!

http://www.youtube.com/v/6RL14KW5NHE
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 30, 2011, 07:31:35 PM
And that's the list.  Whew, glad that's over!  Fun, but exhausting.  BTW, for those curious, here's my list


1) Alfred Pennyworth
2) Dr. John Watson
3) Milhouse Van Houten
4) Willow Rosenberg
5) Andy Richter
6) Henchman 21
7) Harley Quinn

8) The Cheat
9) Waylon Smithers
10) Robin
11) Torgo
12) TV’s Frank

13) Moist
14) Gunter (Adventure Time)
15) Max (The Grinch Who Stole Christmas)
16) Jake the Dog (Adventure Time)
17) K9 (Doctor Who)
18) Chewbacca

19) Peppermint Butler (Adventure Time)
20) Jimmy Olsen
21) Arthur (the Tick)
22) Fezzik

23) Patrick Star
24) Smee
25) Romana (Doctor Who)
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: Tripe on November 30, 2011, 07:33:47 PM
Here's mine:

1.   Dr. John Watson (Sherlock Holmes)
2.   Alan Clark (Margaret Thatcher)
3.   Sargent Arthur Wilson (Dad’s Army/ Captain George Mainwaring)
4.   Riff Raff (The Rocky Horror Show/Frank N. Furter)
5.   Baldrick (Blackadder)
6.   D.S. Robert Lewis (Inspector Morse)
7.   Lennie Godber (Porridge/Norman Stanley Fletcher)
8.   Roger Smith (American Dad/Stan Smith or maybe Steve Smith)
9.   Granville (Open All Hours/Albert E. Arkwright)
10.   Penfold (Dangermouse)
11.   Adam Klaus (Jonathan Creek)
12.   Willikins (Discworld/Sir Samuel Vimes)
13.   Willow Rosenberg (Buffy The Vampire Slayer)
14.   D.S. James Hathaway (Inspector Lewis)
15.   Vir Cotto (Babylon 5/Londo Molari)
16.   The Bursar (Discworld/Mustrum Ridcully)
17.   The Dean (Discworld/Mustrum Ridcully)
18.   Ray Carling (Life on Mars and Ashes to Ashes/ Gene Hunt)
19.   Charlie Hungerford (Bergerac/Jim Bergerac)
20.   K9 (Doctor Who/The Doctor, Romana II, Leela, Sarah Jane Smith)
21.   Chas (Take Hart/Morph)
22.   Jonathan ben Saul (1 Samuel/David ben Jesse)
23.   Cheeta (Tarzan movies/Tarzan)
24.   Sancho Panza (Don Quixote)
25.   Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen – Especially in Ape form (Various DC titles/Supes)
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: Russell on November 30, 2011, 07:36:43 PM
25. Goro – Mortal Kombat
24. Ed McMahon
23. Marcy (Peanuts)
22. Harlequin
21. Luigi
20. Oddjob
19. Boo Boo bear
18. Sophia Petrillo (The Golden Girls)
17. Penfold (Danger Mouse)
16. Butters(South park)
15. Cornfed (Duckman)
14. Manuel (Fawlty Towers)
13. Gimli
12. Count Rugen (The Princess Bride)
11. Jaws (James Bond series)
10. Lennie Brisco (Law and Order)
9. Sam Axe (Burn Notice)
8. Destro (GI Joe)
7. Klytus (Flash Gordon)
6. Chewbacca
5. Starscream
4. Tuco (The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly)
3. Milhouse Van Houten
2. Spock
1. Darth Vader(Second Banana to the emperor)
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: Watchman on November 30, 2011, 07:49:36 PM
Spock's sycophancy level is a 10 if there ever was one. I originally did not have Spock on my list because I thought his character was far too strong to be considered a second banana; however, I watched Wrath of Khan one weekend (something that occurs rather often) and the specch Spock gave defined himself as a second banana.

But then The Search For Spock completely reverses this, as Kirk's search for The One outweighs the lives of the many. A lot of people, including Kirk's own son, die for Spock's resurrection! (Star Trek III: The Search For The Second Banana?) I can't see, say, Han Solo or Bruce Wayne going to the same lengths to resurrect their second bananas.

But, actually, the first question that popped into my head was: What about Bearded Spock from "Mirror Mirror"?

Btw, I'm being lighthearted about this. I do disagree about Spock, but I'm not seriously contesting the list. No flames from my hands.  8)
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: shodan on November 30, 2011, 08:06:30 PM
Han Solo was pretty devastated when chewie died.
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 30, 2011, 08:11:28 PM
Han Solo was pretty devastated when chewie went.

Ew...
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: Watchman on November 30, 2011, 08:17:48 PM
My LOC:

1. Bob the Goon (played by Tracey Walter). Tim Burton's Batman. 2nd banana to Joker.
2. Captain Lionel Mandrake (Peter Sellers) - 2nd to General Ripper in Dr. Strangelove

3. William McDermott, Irish alcoholic 2nd banana to Jamaican flyboy John - Day of the Dead (1985)
4. Donny - The Big Lebowski
5. Otis (Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer)- 2nd banana to Henry's serial killing tutelage
6. Cornelius (Roddy McDowall) - Planet of the Apes (1968)
7. Masha (Sandra Bernhardt) to Rupert Pupkin (Robert DeNiro) - The King of Comedy
8. Torgo (Manos) - 2nd to the Master
9. Ray Milland - 2nd head on Rosey Grier in The Thing With Two Heads
10. Renfield to Dracula (literature and many films)
11. Stan Laurel to Oliver Hardy
12. "Jack" to Tyler Durden - Fight Club (or if you want to spoil it: "Jack" plays 2nd banana to himself)
13. Harry Dean Stanton - 2nd to Yaphet Kotto in Alien ("Right. Right.")
14. Sherlock Holmes - 2nd banana to Dr. Watson in Without A Clue
15. TV's Frank - a very familiar show in the not too distant future, somewhere in time & space...
16. Winona Ryder in Heathers: tagged along with Christian Slater's homicides
17. Tuco (Eli Wallach) - The Good, The Bad & The Ugly
18. Sallah (John Rhys-Davies) - Raiders of the Lost Ark
19. Jeff Goldblum to Donald Sutherland - Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
20. Donald Sutherland to Gene Wilder - Start The Revolution Without Me
21. Gene Wilder's town drunk to Cleavon Little's black sheriff - Blazing Saddles
22. Carl Showalter (Steve Buscemi), 2nd to Gaear Grimsrud (Peter Stormare) - Fargo
23. Barbara from Night of the Living Dead (1968)- catatonic 2nd banana
24. Mystique - 2nd to Magneto (a blue banana)
25. Short Round to Indiana Jones - Temple of Doom
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: Asbestos Bill on November 30, 2011, 08:23:08 PM
Birdgirl [Harvey Birdman]
Arthur [The Tick]
Andy Richter
Missile [Ghost Trick]
Handy [The Tick]
Samwise Gamgee
Gir
TV's Frank
Dwight Schrute
Avenger [Harvey Birdman]
Leon Powalski [Star Fox]
Chewbacca
Kif
Maya Fey [Phoenix Wright]
Dick Gumshoe [Ace Attorney Investigations]
Fezzik [The Princess Bride]
Midna [Twilight Princess]
Kato [The Green Hornet] // I'm thinking mostly of the recent movie, but I don't mind if you lump them together
Don Patch / Papa Rocks [Bobobo–bo Bo–bobo] // He's called Don Patch in the show and Papa Rocks in the manga I think
Harpo Marx
Diddy Kong
Ty Lee [Avatar: The Last Airbender]
Smithers
Yoshi
Brian Kuh [Billy Mitchell's real life underling; as seen in King of Kong: a Fistful of Quarters]
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: Russell on November 30, 2011, 08:54:14 PM
1 – Chewbacca
http://www.youtube.com/v/6RL14KW5NHE
I prefer this Chewbacca song
http://www.youtube.com/v/K6sejTVlz8E?version=3&hl=en_US&rel=0
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: Darth Geek on November 30, 2011, 09:21:23 PM
LoC Second Bananas


1. TVs Frank
2. Fozzie
3. Darth Vader
4. Harold (Red Green Show)
http://www.youtube.com/v/ErdId1wu380?version=3&hl=en_US
5. Beaker
http://www.youtube.com/v/FnblmZdTbYs?version=3&hl=en_US
6. Torgo
7. Starscream
8. Gir (Invader Zim)
9. Barney Fife
10.Baldrick
11.Chewbacca
12.Ed Norton (Honeymooners)
13.Kif (Futurama)
14.Otho (Beetlejuice)
15.Gromit
16.Lock, Shock & Barrel (Nightmare Before Christmas)
17.Abe Sapien
18.Smithers
19.Benny (The Mummy)
20.Hudson (Aliens)
21.Bobo
22.Louis Tully (Ghostbusters 2)
23.Jack Goodman, after death (American Werewolf in London)
24.Whistler (Blade)
25.Film Brain (Kickassia)


EDIT: I'm really srprised Beaker didn't make it. Especially with the Muppet movie in the theaters, so they are not exactly out of the public conciousness.
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: CJones on November 30, 2011, 09:27:05 PM
Here's mine. One's that made it in bold..

1 GIR (Invader Zim) "My Taquitos. Ta-taquitos?.. TAQUITOS!!!"
2 Fiver (Watership Down) After my failure to include Hazel in the last LoC, I hope this makes up for it.
3 Aaron (Of Old Testament fame. Brother of Moses and primary speaker on his behalf.) I'm not religious anymore, but I really like this story. He's very much underappreciated.
4 21 & 24 (The Venture Brothers. Sorry but you have to count them together)
5 Bishop (Aliens)
6 Garak (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)
7 Foreman (House)
8 Gurney Halleck (Dune (the book))
9 Tonto (The Lone Ranger)
10 Ethel Mertz (I Love Lucy)
11 R2-D2 (Star Wars)
12 Ford Prefect (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (sort of a second banana to Arthur, even though he's the one who knows what he's doing))
13 Arthur (The Tick)
14 Steve Wozniak (The "other" Steve that founded Apple)
15 Pinky (Animaniacs, Pinky & The Brain)
16 Maximus (Tangled)
17 Ed Norton (The Honeymooners)
18 Kato (The Green Hornet)
19 Dizzy (Starship Troopers)
20 Bumblebee (Transformers)
21 Patrick (Spongebob Squarepants)
22 Anne Lewis (Robocop)
23 Boo-Boo (Yogi Bear)
24 Barney Rubble (The Flintstones)
25 Rhoda (The Mary Tyler Moor Show (Actually I wanted to vote for Ted or Sue Anne, but I don't think they really count as second bananas))

Yes, the second half of this list is pretty much filler. I will endeavor to start thinking of good ideas earlier next tine.

Still, I have to say, I'm amazed that Tonto didn't make the list.

EDIT: I'm marginally surprised that Pinky didn't make it either.
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: Pak-Man on November 30, 2011, 10:53:19 PM
Here's my list:

1. Arthur - The Tick
2. Max - Sam and Max
3. Henchman 21 - Venture Brothers
4. Bob: Agent of Hydra - Deadpool
5. Stimpy - Ren and Stimpy
6. Starscream - Transformers
7. Maya Fey - Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney
8. Penfold - Danger Mouse
9. Chewbacca - Star Wars
10. Andy Richter - Conan O'Brien
11. Luigi - Mario Bros.
12. Drywall - Scud: The Disposable Assassin
13. Kif Kroker - Futurama
14. TV's Frank - MST3K
15. Porky Pig - Looney Tunes
16. Foamy the Freakadog - Freakazoid
17. Odie - Garfield
18. Harley Quinn - Batman
19. Watson - Sherlock Holmes
20. Robin - Batman
21. Pinky - Pinky and the Brain
22. Launchpad McQuack - Darkwing Duck
23. Peanut - Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law
24. Gromit - Wallace and Gromit
25. Woodstock - Peanuts
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: Russell on November 30, 2011, 11:54:31 PM
Too many great choices for 2nd bananas. But I'm curious, am I the only one who voted for Cornfed from Duckman?
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: Pak-Man on December 01, 2011, 08:32:00 AM
Probably, but he totally would have made my list if I thought of him. So many regrets with this list...
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: anais.jude on December 01, 2011, 08:49:13 AM
Probably, but he totally would have made my list if I thought of him. So many regrets with this list...

Ditto
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: anais.jude on December 01, 2011, 09:20:41 AM
1) Franklin Delano Bluth (Arrested Development)
2) Spock (Star Trek: Mostly for the speech he says early on in Wrath of Khan)   
3) Andy Richter (Conan O’Brien show (all versions)   
4) Henchman 21 (The Venture Brothers)   
5) Henchman 24 (The Venture Brothers)   
6) Dr. Mrs. The Monarch (The Venture Brothers)
7) Kiff Kroker (Futurama)   
8) Ron Weasley (Harry Potter)   
9) Hermione Granger (Harry Potter)   
10) Fezzik  (The Princess Bride)   
11) Mr Hat (South Park)
12) Patroclus (The Iliad)   
13) Little Wooden Boy (The Tick: The Cartoon)
14) Arthur (The Tick: All Versions)   
15) Smithers (The Simpsons)   
16) Bobby Ewing (Dallas)
17) Sancho Panza (Don Quixote)   
18) Samwise Gamgee (Lord of the Rings)   
19) Pippin (Lord of the Rings)
20) Goblins (Henchman to Jareth The Goblin King) (Labyrinth)
21) Iago (Aladdin)
22) Mini-Me (Austin Powers 2 and 3)
23) Max (How the Grinch Stole Christmas)
24) Screech Powers (Saved by the Bell)
25) Charlie Prince (3:10 to Yuma (Christian Bale Version))

Oh look, I did have Smithers on my list.

Also, I would have really liked an honorable mention for Screech, Mr Hat, and, MOST ESPECIALLY, Little Wooden Boy!!!
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: Russell on December 01, 2011, 09:24:29 AM
Speaking of little wooden boys, I also gotta mention Stickboy from Nash's show "What the fuck is wrong with you". Stickboy is awesome.
25.Film Brain (Kickassia).
"Are you excited?! I'm excited! EXCITED!"
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: shodan on December 01, 2011, 09:25:41 AM
Gerald from Hey Arnold. im kicking myself.
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: Russell on December 01, 2011, 09:49:42 AM
Gerald from Hey Arnold. im kicking myself.
Kick harder... you're obviously still alive.
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: shodan on December 01, 2011, 09:51:15 AM
also pinky, from pinky and the brain. goddam.
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: anais.jude on December 01, 2011, 09:52:55 AM
also pinky, from pinky and the brain. goddam.

Ditto
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: Russell on December 01, 2011, 09:56:59 AM
also pinky, from pinky and the brain. goddam.
I know, I know, Captain Piett from Star Wars, Scratchy, Sergeant James Doakes, The list goes on and on. It's probably a list with a very high potential for insane length.
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: anais.jude on December 01, 2011, 10:25:22 AM
also pinky, from pinky and the brain. goddam.
I know, I know, Captain Piett from Star Wars, Scratchy, Sergeant James Doakes, The list goes on and on. It's probably a list with a very high potential for insane length.

All those people who just listed wouldn't be on my list  :P
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: Russell on December 01, 2011, 10:44:55 AM
also pinky, from pinky and the brain. goddam.
I know, I know, Captain Piett from Star Wars, Scratchy, Sergeant James Doakes, The list goes on and on. It's probably a list with a very high potential for insane length.
All those people who just listed wouldn't be on my list  :P
My point Anais is if you compiled every 2nd banana from everyone ever, it would be about one astronomical unit in length.
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: Darth Geek on December 01, 2011, 10:47:01 AM
Speaking of little wooden boys, I also gotta mention Stickboy from Nash's show "What the fuck is wrong with you". Stickboy is awesome.
25.Film Brain (Kickassia).
"Are you excited?! I'm excited! EXCITED!"
:D I've been trying to find a picture of him while saying that to Lupa. Hysterical.
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: Russell on December 01, 2011, 10:49:00 AM
Speaking of little wooden boys, I also gotta mention Stickboy from Nash's show "What the fuck is wrong with you". Stickboy is awesome.
25.Film Brain (Kickassia).
"Are you excited?! I'm excited! EXCITED!"
:D I've been trying to find a picture of him while saying that to Lupa. Hysterical.
Lupa is pretty hot. Did you check out their review of Hercules in New York? If not, I strongly suggest you do.
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: sarcasm_made_Easy on December 01, 2011, 12:07:19 PM
I just realized neither brain guy nor bobo made the list. 
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: ColeStratton on December 01, 2011, 12:14:25 PM
Pretty cool list, and not nearly as controversial as I expected it to be, do to the serious jawing pre-list release. Anyway, here's mine:

1. Duckie (Pretty in Pink)
2. Cameron (Ferris Bueller’s Day Off)

3. Carl Reiner, the Interviewer (The 2000 Year Old Man)
4. Hank Kingsley (The Larry Sanders Show)
5. Sloth (The Goonies)
6. Hoggle (Labyrinth)
7. The Gopher (Caddyshack)
8. Andy Richter (Conan)
9. Short Round (Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom)

10. Buster Bluth (Arrested Development)
11. Barf (Spaceballs)
12. Garth Algar (Wayne’s World)
13. Goose (Top Gun)
14. Ed McMahon (The Tonight Show)
15. John Oates (Hall and Oates)
16. Donny (The Big Lebowski)
17. Gwen Cooper (Torchwood)
18. Tommy Chong (Cheech and Chong)
19. Steve Urkel (Family Matters)
20. Dr. Watson (Sherlock Holmes)
21. Rhoda Morgenstern (The Mary Tyler Moore Show)
22. Waylon Smithers (The Simpsons)
23. Gromit (Wallace and Gromit)

24. Fonzie (Happy Days)
25. Igor (Young Frankenstein)

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"This list really screwed the pooooch!" -- Goose, 1966 - 1986
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: Darth Geek on December 01, 2011, 03:24:28 PM
Speaking of little wooden boys, I also gotta mention Stickboy from Nash's show "What the fuck is wrong with you". Stickboy is awesome.
25.Film Brain (Kickassia).
"Are you excited?! I'm excited! EXCITED!"
:D I've been trying to find a picture of him while saying that to Lupa. Hysterical.
Lupa is pretty hot. Did you check out their review of Hercules in New York? If not, I strongly suggest you do.
Lupa is really hot. I had both her an Nostalgia Chick on my "Top celebrity crushes" list.

I did see her co-review with Film Brain of Hercules in New York. Very funny, as always.
"He couldn't be any more Jewish is he started waving his circumcised penis around." (and the outtakes of that were great!)
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: Russell on December 01, 2011, 03:35:16 PM
Speaking of little wooden boys, I also gotta mention Stickboy from Nash's show "What the fuck is wrong with you". Stickboy is awesome.
25.Film Brain (Kickassia).
"Are you excited?! I'm excited! EXCITED!"
:D I've been trying to find a picture of him while saying that to Lupa. Hysterical.
Lupa is pretty hot. Did you check out their review of Hercules in New York? If not, I strongly suggest you do.
Lupa is really hot. I had both her an Nostalgia Chick on my "Top celebrity crushes" list.
I did see her co-review with Film Brain of Hercules in New York. Very funny, as always.
"He couldn't be any more Jewish is he started waving his circumcised penis around." (and the outtakes of that were great!)
Her and Nostalgia Chick are indeed smokin', but there are SO many hot chicks on TGWTG that it's ridiculous, you've got: Marzgurl, JesuOtaku, Pushing Up Roses, Jillian Jones, Dena Natali, etc.
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: PsychoGoatee on December 01, 2011, 06:10:18 PM
Chewie is a very groovy #1, what a wookie!
Title: Re: List of Crap 54: Top 63 Second Bananas Countdown
Post by: Russell on December 01, 2011, 08:08:45 PM
Chewie is a very groovy #1, what a wookie!
Maybe he'll get a Spin-off movie one day called JabberWookie.  ;D