Break out the gladdies. Dame Edna Everage has been voted our favourite Variety TV character, according to TV Tonight readers.
Barry Humphries’ iconic character made early appearances on Channel Seven in the 1950s as ‘Mrs Everage’ and has since appeared on multiple variety shows both in Australia and internationally. She defeated the equally iconic Norman Gunston and sports commentators Roy and HG.
Just under 1000 surveys were completed and here are the final results:
Dame Edna, (Various)
Norman Gunston, The Norman Gunston Show
Roy Slaven and HG Nelson, The Dream
Dickie Knee, Hey Hey it’s Saturday
Plucka Duck, Hey Hey it’s Saturday
Bob Downe, (Various)
Strop, The Paul Hogan Show
The Wilsons, In Melbourne Tonight
Luigi the Magician, The Paul Hogan Show
Deadly Earnest, Aweful Movies with Deadly Earnest
* OTHER: included Ossie Ostrich (Hey Hey Its Saturday).
It was a tie in Pay TV characters with Love My Way‘s Frankie Page, played by Claudia Karvan, tieing with comedy host Pam Ann (Caroline Reid).
Frankie Page, Love My Way
Pam Ann, Pam Ann
Tom Chandon, Chandon Pictures
Carl Van Dyke, Stupid Stupid Man
Henry Mallett, Spirited
Ally Kovac, Tangle
Sam Pickles, Cloudstreet
Fish Lamb, Cloudstreet
Christine Williams, Tangle
Vince Kovac, Tangle
Lester Lamb, Cloudstreet
Tony Piccolo, Small Time Gangster
*OTHER: Chloe (Diana Glenn, Satisfaction).
This concludes the Favourite TV character series. Thanks for playing!