Poll Suggestion: What did I do Wrong Now

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They try hard. But all's a mess for these TV and Movie Characters. Who is your favorite Hard Luck Character?
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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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Stephen N Russell

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Rockford Jim
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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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Care to revise your statement Sir! (U.S. Marshals!)
Stephen I added a Bunch More!
Toody and Muldoon are on the list!
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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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Stephen N Russell
Where are you?
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Breumaster

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If I understand it as about hard fighting but unluckily characters:

Al Bundy - Married with children - Episode: A little of the top

Homer Simpson - nearly every episode

Lionel Cosgrove - Dead Alive

Donald duck - Nearly all Huey Duey and Lewey episodes, every chip and chap episode - The shortfilms

Holly Martins - The third man

Alex Murphy - Robocop, Robocop 2

Sam Bell - Moon

Andy Dufresne - Shawshank Redemption
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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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Going to use some of these. Really looking for Women to balance this out.
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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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Used Al, Holly, Sam, and Homer. Thanks
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Breumaster

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Ellie from Up

Erin Brockovich

Sarah Tobias - The Accused

Nina Sayers - Black Swan

Ryan Stone - Gravity (Sandra Bullock),

maybe?
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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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Sandra  in Miss Congeniality ?
L.A. Confidential Kim Basinger?
Doesn't Nina Die?
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Breumaster

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She does.

Well, I don't know if Sandra in Miss Congeniality or Kim Basinger in L.A. Confidential fit. It's up to you what character you wanna put in. I'm just doing suggestions. ;) If they don't fit for your idea, it's up to you to leave them out. Greetings. :)
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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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Thanks for the input. Your suggestions reminded me of other similar actresses and gave me different ideas. You really helped. Thanks so much.
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Breumaster

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You're welcome.
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Breumaster

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What do you think about Katherine G. Johnson from 'Hidden Figures'
or Aibileen Clark from 'The Help'? Do you think they would fit?
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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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Going to watch Hidden Figures. Have not seen it. I like Taraji. Downloading right now. Let you know after a look see!
Will wait till its free on this one

My list has movies I have seen.

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See both movies, excellent for history & civil rights era.
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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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Thank you  No Pants Batman for your Like
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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Loaded Weapon!
A Shoe Phone
Or is it a 22Cal. Finger?
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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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*bump*
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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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Ed Jones (XLIX) for some of the most dangerous animals out there hippos are very cute when they are. :)
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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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Hatari (1962) Elsa Martinelli

Elsa Martinelli in Hatari 1962


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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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wrong bumper
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Suggestion: Luther Van Damme and/or Hayden Fox from Coach.
Luther had good intentions but always ends up in trouble.  Once to save the team from a plane crash he dreamed about, he booked them on a miserable train ride.  He brought a monkey to the office and it bit Hayden, resulting in the worry that it might have a disease; they were quarantined.  
Hayden had his share of things like that, too.  His relationship with friends or family would go awry because of his worries or quirks.
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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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I got a poll with Jack Slater in it, and not a PEEP?

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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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I didn't even see Jack earlier!!!  How'd that get past me?!?!  So... 

Thanks for adding Luther, BTW!  :)
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Bump!
I was gonna use a Coach sitcom gif, maybe of a high five or something, but they don't exist!  Come on, people - Coach deserves more fandom!!!  :)
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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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There is a season Bump Bump Bump.

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NarniaisAwesome

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Ha ha ha, as I was reading this I Love Lucy was on and Little Ricky was playing drums to the "bump, bump, bump."  :D
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Ed Jones,
You Did All Right Now
May I... where is the poll Luck?
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I think the poll needs reworking, the idea is big enough to be split in two: one for movies and another for TV characters. Besides, from the title and the introduction, we may think the poll deals with poor schmucks who never get a break, so it's surprising to see a guy like John McClane who, by every cinematic standard, is a badass hero, of the "ordinary" type but far from the "lovable loser" archetype.

It's an establishing element of the hero to either be the "right person at the wrong place" or the "wrong person at the right place" but in their case, when they try hard, they eventually succeed. The original idea is good but the list is a kind of a mixed bag.
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I see the term Character is used in the poll description, and the target "Hard Luck", but the same time I see no reference to any Archetypes. I just wonder because didn't know that the polls should automatically group or ungroup titles according to archetypes whenever the author use "Character" in a description...

Anyway, I have no success in searching "lovable loser" in existing classifications of archetypes, nor the shortest one, neither the extended one in its varieties: 1, 2, 3...

ElM., your idea for "lovable loser" as an establishing element of a hero to either be the "right person at the wrong place" or the "wrong person at the right place" is pretty good for a bag of two separate polls, but I see no reason why it should be done instead and not in parallel with this current poll. The latter aims no such question at all, or should it be? Why?
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The idea to split a poll into two parts, one for featured movies, another for TV, is in wide use whenever we need an empty room for more options.

Ed Jones, do you need an empty room?
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Mmm, because I didn't look at it with the right angle... I get the point about John McClane, it was just the "try hard" that got me confused, I didn't feel like McClane tried to never get into these situations, but yeah, it can work.

Still, it's better not to mix between TV and movie (I think) and for Clouseau, I recommend Peter Sellers instead of Steve Martin.
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I totally agree that The Pink Panther remake is a big looser comparing to its original, with no regard to Steve Martin. But I'm not sure would it be better to option the original in this poll... Maybe Steve Martin is even better to show the Hard Luck )))
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Ed Jones, do you need an empty room?

Never ask that question to a "Pack Rat"
The automatic response is "YES"
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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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If I was inundated with suggestions I can always remove the ones that have a lesser chance of garnering a vote! Oh and on the garnering part........James Garner stays no matter what!
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MAthePA

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Well, OK... Does this poll of your slight handy is in need to need a piece of room to welcome some more options if the author of this poll that is you don't mind at all on this all? )))
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Suggestions are always welcome.
If there are enough additions then I could slit it into two parts TV & Movie
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MAthePA

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Oh gush! 
Ed, is it your poll workplace on the photo?
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MAthePA: LOL!
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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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My workplace is "IN" the third box from the left!
Think MIB Space!
I'm from the Tarchalien Galaxy, where size does not matter.
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This is me after a hard day at the US Poll Office!
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MAthePA

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Aha, I see.
A lot of inhabitants in all the boxes around there did a lot to be like that ;)))
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MAthePA

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Narni, I'd like to but I really have no chance to make a final choice between Charlize and Sophie, Jessica and Alicia, and so on. They are so great but so different, even when seem alike as Grace and Rosamund. That's why no suggestions of mine for such polls, but I vote there choosing between what options are closer to my LOVE.

And I hope such poll is going to be better when you direct it ;)
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Aww, thanks.  :)