Tuesday, June 27, 2006

THE ABRAHAM BENRUBI AWARD: A thought spurred by my last post--the Emmys recognize leading actors and supporting actors, but what about the "tertiary characters?" These are typically characters who are regularly on a show, but not billed in the opening credits--having a few lines every episode, or sometimes, a priceless reaction shot. Can we give them their credit? The two shows that immediately spring to mind are the brilliant ensemble of The Office (Mindy Kaling, Angela Kinsey, Oscar Nunez, Paul Lieberstein, and Phyllis Smith), and Scrubs (particularly Robert Maschio as "The Todd," Aloma Wright as Nurse Laverne, and Sam Lloyd as Ted Buckland). Any other tertiary characters you'd like to give some love to?

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