April 25, 2004

It was the fact that I sometimes wear a knit hat that put it over the edge

I forget where I read it, but someone pointed out that an entertaining thing to do with the "Guess the Dictator or Sitcom Character" game is to answer all the questions as you personally would answer them, and hence discover what sitcom character (or dictator) is most similar to you. This turns out to be much more entertaining than taking an online quiz that's actually trying in advance to figure out which Seinfeld character you are, or whatever.

I, incidentally, am Mike Nesmith of "The Monkees". I can live with that.

Posted by Francis at 02:34 AM

Um. And I am "Vice-President Al Gore from USA!" I'll leave it up to you if that's closer to a dictator or a sitcom character.

Posted by: Eric Berlin at April 25, 2004 06:32 AM

Oh dear. I'm Alex P. Keaton from Family Ties.

Posted by: Ken/Cazique at April 25, 2004 09:06 AM

Frank Dutton from First Impressions. Is it good or bad that I've never heard of the show, let alone the character?

Posted by: David. at April 25, 2004 12:16 PM

I'm Michael from Queer As Folk. Two problems with that: (a) that's not a sitcom, and (b) ewwwww.

Posted by: Trip at April 25, 2004 03:14 PM

And I'm Wylene from Boston Common.

Ewww. I suddenly feel the need for a shower.

Posted by: tanis at April 25, 2004 03:48 PM

I'm Rachel from Friends, friends. Huh.

Posted by: Rose at April 25, 2004 04:13 PM

I'm Carol Seaver from Growing Pains.

Posted by: Eileen at April 25, 2004 04:45 PM

I got "Guy in the Bee Suit from The Simpsons". El yo-yo es grande, no?

Posted by: Maelstrom at April 25, 2004 10:01 PM

Mrs. Robinson from Lost in Space, or Carrie from King of Queens, depending on whether a husband counts as a roommate.

Posted by: Saphir at April 26, 2004 08:52 AM

I seem to be Chandler. Of course, there were questions in there like "are you welsh" and "Is your father [some random guy]?" (If I say yes to the latter, it turns out I'm [some other random guy] from Wisconsin. Somehow I suspect this thing stopped having only sitcom stars and dictators a long time ago.)

Posted by: Lance at April 26, 2004 01:54 PM

I'm Rob Petrie, obvs. About halfway through I decided that as long as it didn't insist that I live in the burbs, I was trending in this direction.

Posted by: dlr at April 27, 2004 02:49 PM

Hey, I'd watch a sitcom where Mike Nesmith lived upstairs from Rob Petrie. Let's pitch that sucker.

Posted by: Francis at April 27, 2004 02:54 PM

and i'm duff man from the simpsons. oh yeah. "duffman is thrusting in the direction of the problem."

Posted by: Jack at May 4, 2004 01:37 AM