Thursday, June 25, 2009

Iconic Characters

In keeping with the topic yesterday of characters like MacGyver who live on in our memories, I was trying to come up with a list that stands out for me. Some characters that are so well known they are almost a stereotype.
1. Ebenezer Scrooge - everybody has an idea of what he was like, and we know what someone means when they say "He's such a Scrooge."
2. Indiana Jones - now there's a character people remember!
3. Little Orphan Annie - Comic strip, books, broadway musical, Movie.
4. Rooster Cogburn - in our house of John Wayne fans, this one lives on.
5. Darth Vader - The ultimate bad guy.
6. Shrek - he's complicated...he has an onion... :)
7. Kermit the Frog - a great character.
How about you? What names come to mind when you think of iconic characters?


  1. Scarlett O'Hara and Rhett Buttler!

    Lizzie Bennett and Mr. Darcy!

    Hmmmm... I'm feeling a little romantic this morning. :)

  2. My mind is drawing a blank this morning! As far as movies go, it's a sign that I grew up in one of those no-TV homes! Yes, I'm one of those weirdos. And while I haven't carried on the no-TV tradition, I still am not savvy about everything. (Gulp. I admit. I've never watched John and Kate Have Eight.)

    On a different note, hope that you're surviving your week.

  3. First of all, my sister-in-law loved Maguyver, so I'm cracking up over yesterday's post.

    Iconic characters? Let's see...

    Laura from Little House on the Prairie.

    Smart-alecky Bugs Bunny (I loved Bugs when I was little).

    House from the television series--talk about a complicated character!

    Did you say Yoda from Star Wars?

    I'm sure I could come up with better ones, but I need another cup of coffee!

  4. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Sean Connery as James Bond, Richard Widmark as Tommy Udo, cool thug

  5. I'm not very good at on-the-spot thoughts. But even though I never watched or read these comics, Spiderman and Batman came to mind.

    What's that about? No idea.

  6. Lucy Ricardo. I do so love Lucy!

  7. I wouldn't be a true Kansan if I didn't mention Dorothy and Toto!

  8. Oh and I forgot. Charlton Heston as Moses!

  9. Let's see...


    Indiana Jones
    Han Solo
    Captain Kirk
    Hawkeye Pierce
    Jo March

  10. I think I'm going to be seriously disappointed when I get to heaven to find that Moses doesn't look like Charleton Heston at all! LOL

    These are some great ideas.

    Lucy is def. a favorite.

    How about The Cowardly Lion?

  11. Clint Eastwood would be one of my favorites. Probably the iconic role of his? Dirty Harry Callahan

  12. I grew up delusioned that Charlton Heston was Moses. When I found out he wasn't, it was worse than when I found out that Santa wasn't real. ;-) To this day when I read Moses' words in the Bible, I hear them in his voice (although I did wonder in the Bible when Moses protests that he isn't eloquent, slow of speech and slow of, Charlton Heston not eloquent??? ;-))

    Indiana Jones

    Scarlett O'Hara

    Christopher Reeve as Superman (sigh)


    Kermit and Piggy

    Barney Fife

    I could think of more, but my brain's dead right now...