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Don't Say Auntie
September 5, 2003 5:06 PM   Subscribe

Although such records weren’t kept prior to 1968, it is widely accepted that had they been, Uncle Tonoose would be the hands down leader in the category of "most spit takes caused."
It's The Top 10 Uncles in TV Comedy History, guaranteed to bring back TV memories (including many justifiably repressed ones). Regrettably, with one glaring omission that any MeFite should notice. But hey, what about an equivalent list of notable TV Aunts? Or are there any beyond Aunt Bee (or as most Mayberry residents pronounced it, Aint Bee)?
posted by wendell (8 comments total)

 
In the U.K., the BBC = "Auntie."
posted by stonerose at 6:17 PM on September 5, 2003


On preview, I would understand if the list had omitted Uncle Floyd. But leaving off Fester -- as well as Uncle Jed Clampett -- just ain't right.

"Where is he? I'll shoot him in the back!" -- Jackie Coogan
posted by LinusMines at 7:16 PM on September 5, 2003


all the aunts from Bewitched--Aunt Clara, Hagatha, etc...
and Aunt Esther from Sanford and Son : >

was uncle floyd only ny?
posted by amberglow at 8:21 PM on September 5, 2003


Foo. One Auntie Mame beats all ten [or eleven] of those uncles.
posted by realjanetkagan at 11:39 PM on September 5, 2003


Uh... Uncle Miltie, maybe? I believe he was once Mr. Television.
posted by jpburns at 7:57 AM on September 6, 2003


realjanetkagen: Auntie Mame didn't do those awful, awful sitcoms. But somehow that reminded me of one of the more peculiar cases of TV aunthood, Madge Blake as Aunt Harriet Cooper.

amberglow: Uncle Floyd was nationally syndicated for a brief time in the 80's.
posted by LinusMines at 10:55 AM on September 6, 2003


I meant "realjanetkagan" there.
posted by LinusMines at 10:56 AM on September 6, 2003


thanks linus.

next we need a cousins list:
Cousin Oliver from Brady Bunch anyone?
posted by amberglow at 1:05 PM on September 6, 2003


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