Wednesday, December 19, 2012

My Top 10 Lists

Last Friday I was going to write a quick and frivolous blog with some top 10 lists. Nothing earth shattering. Then the atrocity in Newtown, Connecticut took place. Suddenly I didn’t feel like writing something frivolous. Fortunately, my spirits were lifted on Sunday when the Packers knocked off the Bears and clinched the NFL North. My mood leveled off a bit when I watched President Obama speak after he met with the families of the victims of the Newton massacre.

Sunday ended with the Survivor Finale and Reunion Show for Season 25. The last episode of any season is always must-see TV, but the last three have been extra special because I got to write the Recap Trilogy with Fellow Survivor Geeks, Mary Beth and Jamie. I thank them both for making it so much fun.

Now for those frivolous top 10 lists.

Because tonight is the first Wednesday night without Survivor since September 12th, I thought it would be appropriate for the first list to Survivor related. These are, in order, my top 10 list of Survivor contestants…

Survivor Contestants
1. Russell Hantz
2. Roberta “RC” Saint-Amour
3. Rupert Boneham
4. Richard Hatch
5. “Big” Tom Buchanan
6. Rudy Boesch
7. Elisabeth Filarski
8. Ethan Zohn
9. Tom Westerman
10. Danni Boatwright

It should be noted that there are only three females that made my top 10. Mary Beth and Jamie would have you think that the ladies are the only reason I watch Survivor. This list proves that I am a hardcore Survivor Geek.

My next list is of my top 10 Match Game panelists. As faithful readers of From The Booth probably know, Match Game is by far my favorite game show. Although I am a big fan of TV game shows, no other show even comes close. It was tough to narrow it down, but here it is…

Match Game Panelists
1. Charles Nelson Reilly
2. Elaine Joyce
3. Richard Dawson
4. Fannie Flagg
5. Patti Deutsch
6. Joyce Bulifant
7. Scoey Mitchell
8. Dick Martin
9. Betty White
10. McLean Stevenson

Full disclosure, I struggled between Elaine and Charles for the number one spot. It was not easy. I really am quite fond of Elaine, just ask my friend Patty 4-Names. But in the end, I had to go with Charles.

My final top 10 list deals with my favorite sitcom of all time - Leave it to Beaver. I love this show! You can still catch episodes on Antenna TV and MeTV. Here are my favorite characters…

Leave it to Beaver Characters
1. Larry Mondello
2. Eddie Haskell
3. Theodore “Beaver” Cleaver
4. Clarence “Lumpy” Rutherford
5. Ward Cleaver
6. Wally Cleaver
7. Fred Rutherford
8. Miss Landers
9. Whitey Whitney
10. June Cleaver

My friend Jenny is probably slightly disappointed that the lovely Miss Landers finished in eighth place. What can I say? I do love her, especially the episode where Beaver sees her in her tennis outfit, but there are so many exceptional personalities on the show. Sorry.

Okay, I will spare you any more lists. I hope that everyone has a wonderful holiday season and a Happy Christmas and a Merry New Year. Stop back on Friday when I break out a classic from the vault – “A Koos Christmas Story”.

Until next time…from the booth.

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