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Persephone Fall Bracket 2011: Supporting Lady in Comedy/Musical/Variety Nominations

We are assembling quite the list of badasses, promising that voting for a winner in this contest is going to be very, very hard. Mwahahaha. Today we’re adding supporting funny ladies to the mix, so get out your #2 pencils and let the nominations fly. 

Some ladies were nominated in the original thread, so I’ve listed them below.

Sue Sylvester and Santana Lopez (Glee)

Jordan and Carla (Scrubs)

Aunt Dahlia (Jeeves and Wooster)

Jane Lane (Daria)

Sookie St. James (Gilmore Girls)

Jackie and Darlene (Roseanne)

Margaret “Hotlips” Houlihan (MASH)


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15 replies on “Persephone Fall Bracket 2011: Supporting Lady in Comedy/Musical/Variety Nominations”

Some of these have already been mentioned, but I want to put my support behind them as well:

Lindsay Bluth Fünke, Arrested Development

April Ludgate, Parks and Recreation

Ann Perkins, Parks and Recreation

Britta Perry, Community

Shirley Bennett, Community

Dr. Amy Farrah Fowler, The Big Bang Theory

Jane Lane, Daria

Rhoda, who gets the odd position of being both a lead (in her own series) and supporting actress (in Maude).
Florence, The Jeffersons
Gloria, All In the Family
Hot Lips Houlihan, MASH (She got nominated in the lead category too, but she might be classified as ‘supporting.)
Mrs. Garette, Facts of Life and Different Strokes
Dee What’s Happening
Carla, Cheers
Gabrielle, Xena
Calisto, Xena
Foxxy Love, Drawn Together
April, Parks and Rec
Karen, Will and Grace
Ms Piggy, The Muppet Show
Athena, BSG
Veronica, Better Off Ted
Cameron, Sarah Conner Chronicles

Betty White’s character on Mary Tyler Moore (Suzanne Blevins? Am I remembering that right?)

Ethel, I Love Lucy.

Rudy the underestimated Huxtable, The Cosby Show

Charlene and Suzanne, Designing Woman

Busy Phillip’s character on Cougar Town and/or Freaks and Geeks

KAT DEELY. If she can’t have an emmy for SYTYCD, she can be an honorary Persephoneer.


Juliet O’Hara from Psych!

Jen from the IT Crowd (Is she supporting or leading? They’re all supporting, really!)

Prairie Dawn from Sesame Street

Mahandra from Wonderfalls (Does anyone else even know what I’m talking about?)

Dana Whitaker from Sports Night (see my question re: Jen!)

Tasha Mack from The Game

Mona from Who’s the Boss

Kari Byron from Mythbusters (Is that a variety show? It’s kind of funny. Do we have an educational category we could put her? I know she’s not a fictional character, but…)

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