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Fall Bracket II, Electric Boogaloo: Comedy Olds Nominations

We’ve made it to the first nominations for the Olds. Today, it’s the funny ladies. 

Share your nominations below, and here’s a few to get us started:



Maude from Maude.

Mary Tyler Moore in The Mary Tyler Moore Show and/or The Dick Van Dyke Show.

Ethel Mertz from I Love Lucy.

Murphy Brown from Murphy Brown.

Clair Huxtable from The Cosby Show.

Roseanne Conner and Jackie Harris from Roseanne.

Debbie Allen’s character I forgot to look up from Fame.

Cat “International Treasure” Deeley from So You Think You Can Dance.

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Lindsay Bluth, Lucillee Bluth – Arrested Development

Donna Noble – Doctor Who (I know it’s not a comedy but neither is SYTYCD and Donna is a trip.)

Phoebe Buffay – Friends (old = over 25, yes?)

Melissa McCarthy – Mike & Molly

Gilda Radner, Jane Curtin, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Kristen Wiig…aw hell, all of the ladies from SNL

Ellen Degeneres – Ellen

Jane Lynch – Glee

Jaime Pressly – My Name is Earl

What’s her name, the mom from Malcolm in the Middle…Kazme…Kazma… Jane Kaczmarek!

Again, here’s the list from the first night…

Kate Reed (Fairly Legal)

Ms. Valerie Frizzle (The Magic School Bus)

Kate Beckett and Alexis Castle from Castle

Liz Lemon (30 Rock)

Robin Sherbatsky (How I Met Your Mother)

Charlotte ‘Chuck’ Charles (Pushing Daisies…is she 25 or older?)

Kitty Forman (That 70s Show)

Britta Perry (Community)

Shirley Bennett (Community)

Elliot Reed (Scrubs)

Carla Espinoza (Scrubs)

Jordan Sullivan (Scrubs)

Robin freaking Scherbatsky (How I Met Your Mother)

Marge Simpson (The Simpsons)


Lucy Ricardo (I Love Lucy)

Jean Pargetter/Hardcastle (As Time Goes By)


Mary Tyler Moore

Murphy Brown

Patsy & Edina (AbFab)

The Goddamned Golden Girls all the way!!!!!!

Also, Carol Burnett from her show. Jennifer Saunders in AbFab (both her and Joanna Lumley actually) (make that French and Saunders in anything they’ve ever done). I don’t know if this counts, but Diana Rigg was in a little series called the Mrs. Bradley Mysteries that was awesome. She was also pretty funny in the Avengers of course.

But as much as I love these ladies, I’m voting for GGG to the top!

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