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Thursday, October 22, 2015

60 Favorite Television Characters: 58

Well, our streak of main characters has ended. After Jake Peralta and Chuck Bartowski, we now move to someone who, despite being in every episode, is a supporting character. Obviously, the main characters on I Love Lucy were Ricky and Lucy Ricardo, but what would they be without their cohorts and, in this specific instance, Fred Mertz? Sure, Fred was rude, stingy, verbally abusive, but you can spin these traits, too. He was independent, fiscally responsible, and comfortable. And, I mean, they played them for comedic effect so it's not really that big of a deal. And don't even try to tell me that you didn't root for Fred to save a nickel if he could. Because damn it, Fred loves his nickels!

Fred Mertz: Supporting character on I Love Lucy portrayed by William Frawley.

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