Live Poll: Initials and Last Names (TV Characters)

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Too long, too embarrassing, even too gender-biased, for various reasons, some characters' first names are kept unknown by the general public so the characters are mainly identified by two initials plus their last name.

Which of these memorable TV characters known by initials (at least two) is your favorite?
https://www.imdb.com/list/ls024881027/
https://www.imdb.com/poll/OMRwYhsHXP8/
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Posted 1 year ago

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BA Baracus ( A Team)
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TheMovieSmith

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My vote too
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Kyle Perez

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GREAT list and so many memorable guys... both Nicholson characters, Hunsecker, Baxter, Lawrence! Nicely done, this must've taken some time.
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Why, thanks Pere... I'm glad you liked it.
Actually, I thought it would take time to get to 10 characters it went faster than i thought it would go, seriously, didn't expect so many screen icons to fit (I was expecting to add characters such as E.T. or HAL 9000 to fill the list...)
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E.T. Jackson, they'll call him :P
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Came here expecting Captain B.J. Hunnicut, was not disappointed. 

FYC:
R.J. MacReady (I actually re-checked whether I haven't noticed him in the list because I was not sure he could have slipped past someone)
H.R. Wells
 
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Good call with The Thing, any addition is good, a Top 250 addition is royalty!
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ElM. as you probably don't watch "The Flash" I believe some explaining is needed: the photograph which you chose is not H.R. Wells, whose native universe is Earth Nineteen, but his counterpart from Earth Two, Harrison "Harry" Wells. H.R. Wells is also not a PhD, so he's not a Dr. (which is rare for various alternative universe Wellses but happens). 

As for McReady: glad to be of help. :)

Oh, and another FYC: 
TC from "Preacher" 
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T J Hooker... William Shatner
A J Simon...Jameson Parker


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Hooker, how could I forget? (thanks for the ones below though BJ McKay was there already) :)
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B J McKay... Greg Evigan
B J and The Bear
J J Evans Jr.... Jimmy J J Walker
Good Times
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ElM,

Minor typos:

24 of 26

R.J MacReady

Should be:

R.J. MacReady

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25 of 26

T.J Detweiller

Should be:

T.J. Detweiller

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Thanks, seems like recent suggestions have tipped the scale in favor of TV characters :)
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Have whole Search on DVD.
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Just realized who Hornbeck was (Kelly was snubbed an Oscar nom for that role), I think I'll make these into two separate polls.
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Which H.G. ? My pick is Warehouse 13's Jaime Murry.
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If you click on the link on my post it will take you to which HG...or any of the others.
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ElMo, how about one for real people and one for fictional? Nearly all of the real people on my initial list are the main character in their title.
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I'm not sure... because some people are remembered for their real-life contribution rather than their depiction on screen, and I don't want to leave any confusion... T.E. Lawrence is just the exception to the rule because the cinematic version has almost dethroned history in the general perception of the man. But you'll see, I found another way to organize the listing.
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FYC:
TS Garp - The World According to Garp
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OK, so this will be the 'TV' version :) (a change in the title would be appreciated, thanks)
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ElM,

At your request, I updated the title and text of the thread to reflect this list: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls024881027/
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Thanks, Dan.
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It's C.J. Cregg.
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Thanks :)
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Hey ElMo, 'good list and poll. 'So many good choices that I have no idea who'd get my vote -- well, maybe C.J. Cregg. She was great. 

I'm thinking you meant "kept unknown from the general public" instead of "unknown by?" 

I have one suggestion for the intro besides that one: A colon (:) instead of a comma after gender-biased.

Too long, too embarrassing, even too gender-biased: for various reasons, some characters' first names are kept unknown from the general public so the characters are mainly identified by two initials plus their last name.

'Good intro, by the way. :)
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Thanks ruby for your precious help, I'll make the changes for the other lists :)
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Initials and Last Names (TV Characters)
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Getting closer to the Million! (shudders)
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ElM,

Your polls received around 4,500 votes in the last week. Your polls have been averaging around 1,500 votes per week. I expect that you will achieve one million votes between 5 and 15 weeks.

You are also due for another milestone: 500 live polls. You are currently at 496 counting your poll that went live for today, Bad, Bad Normans.
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Weird and mildly confusing to have real life violent criminal, OJ Simpson, listed as a character?!
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/O._J._Simpson#Las_Vegas_robbery