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December 7th, 2005, 05:56 PM
Which was your favorite character that Les Lye played? I had to leave a couple of characters out of the poll because of the poll size limit, sorry.
December 8th, 2005, 09:29 AM
I would have to say Barth
December 8th, 2005, 09:39 AM
althogh senator prevert's are thje most orignal,barth hass a better style to it.
December 9th, 2005, 01:32 PM
Without a doubt, it has to be Blip.
I have said many times in the many forums here that if I had a bit part in any YCDTOTV scene, I would have my 20 minutes to talk with Blip.
I mean, he was such a character and although sometimes the jokes about "the noise of them plopping quarters...you have to go to at least Hong Kong before you will be able to play again", those skits are just timeless.
Oh, what would I be talking about with Blip...
How the evolution of arcade machines have changed through the years
Favorite arcade games of the Atari era
Creative ways to get my quarters back out of the slots without using a magnet :wink:
I am positive there has to be a better way!
December 9th, 2005, 03:18 PM
I would say the doctor, if only because I'm a big Groucho Marx fan! (As indicated by my signature).
December 14th, 2005, 04:12 PM
Ross was always my favorite. Just so darn mean to those kids. I was always rooting for him to be hit with the slime or water.
January 13th, 2006, 07:40 AM
i always loved blip for some reason. i have no idea why though. :? :? :? :?
May 24th, 2006, 01:25 AM
i like lance prevert. but you have to remember that he played two different doctors. one was sorta like G. marx and the other was some wierd character
June 19th, 2006, 09:30 PM
Ross was always my favourite. He had phenomenal comic vulnerability, because although he was officially the one in charge of all the kids, he was actually kind of a low-level authority figure who couldn't really control them. Although bombastic, he was wonderfully long-suffering, and he did a great slow-burn in response to the comic abuse he received.
I learned a lot from watching Ross when I was a kid, and I'm proud to say that I finally got to really use it in a show I did last month, and will be doing again for 3 days in August. I took a lot of comic punishment (including getting run-over offstage and having 15 seconds to change into a tattered, dirt-smeared costume with tire tracks on it), and had the audiences screaming with laughter!
So I owe Ross (and Les) a huge debt of gratitude!
August 17th, 2006, 07:09 PM
Hmm, my favorite Les Lye characters...I once listed my top three favorites in an old post that has since disappeared. (It probably didn't survive the revamping of the site.)
So, with Chris's permission,(implied), I hereby recycle my old post.
(As David Letterman) From the home office in Kansas City, Kansas, here are Friendly Fred's top three Les Lye characters....
3. Ross Ewich. A more money-oriented stage director who has "seen everything" you will never find. (and the name sounds like 'raw sewage'! :lol: )
2. Mr. Shidtler. Proof positive that the worst student in the College of Education...can become the worst teacher in the history of education.
And the number one favorite Les Lye character (drum roll, please)...
1. Barth. Whether "controlling" the pet population, dodging the Board of Health or causing indigestion in a generation of children, Barth has become a part of the Canadian and American lexicons. His very name means "vomit' both as a noun and as a verb.
Honorable mentions go to the Doctor and the Principal, but my favorites are Ross, Shidtler and Barth.
Till next time, my fellow Slimies! :D
May 25th, 2007, 05:39 AM
2. Snake Eyes
3. The Capitano
July 15th, 2007, 08:46 PM
Les was an absolutely brilliant character actor and a pleasure to work with.
I, too, have a hard time picking a favorite - but right up there is El Capitano - "that's one sneaky kid".
I also loved Barth, Blip and Dad.
Also must give huge credit to Liz Ciesluk for all of her amazing character makeups...
July 21st, 2007, 11:52 AM
Barth is the one I probably like the most. And also the Unfairy Godmother from the Not-So-Fair Show episode.
Brenda, did you ever help write any of Les' characters at all or have any hand in it?
March 5th, 2008, 02:42 PM
either Barth or Lance Prevert.
Like Ross said when he sampled Lisa's and Christine's pies:
"It's a toss-up..."
August 23rd, 2008, 05:49 PM
For the longest time I never knew the mom and dad characters had names lol. 'Prevert'!? That's hilarious..I wonder if that's a play on the word 'pervert' lol.
I kinda wonder....what does the 'senator' in Senator Prevert mean????
Anyways I think my favorite Les Lye character would have to be Mr.Shidtler.....he was great doing those really curmudgeon type roles lol.
The Jiffy Genie
August 24th, 2008, 08:40 PM
I kinda wonder....what does the 'senator' in Senator Prevert mean????
It means he was a Senator. From the FAQ (http://www.ycdtotv.com/faq/index.html):
WHY WAS THE SLOBBISH DAD, MR. PREVERT, A SENATOR?
Contempt for politicians crosses all borders, but in Canada, where the show was made, Lance Prevert being a Senator has a special meaning. The Canadian Senate, unlike its United States counterpart, has virtually no power and is appointed by the government, not elected. Therefore, Senate seats are given by the party in power to its longest-serving cronies, and the stereotypical Canadian senator is a lewd, slobbish party politician who is years past his prime and whose Senate attendance record is shaky to say the least. Except for the age, this description fits Lance Prevert like a glove.
January 27th, 2009, 06:01 PM
I have to go for, Ross. I thought of him as pretty down to Earth; and he was the adult mindset of the kids. You know, selfish, but not without charm. Also, I think he had a good relationship with the kids. I liked when the credits rolled. You could see, Ross interacting with the kids. At times, his playful manner seemed to be the real him. Would the real, Les, PLEASE STAND UP.
January 29th, 2009, 06:46 PM
Barth, he's funny!
February 10th, 2009, 12:32 AM
So far, my favorite Les Lye moment comes from an episode I'll have to find out later. It was during the end credits. He took his clip board and hit Alisdair on butt. -- Also, I liked it when he was playing an Executive on the 2nd episode of the first season. The repeating storyline of the sketch with him and the Bathroom. It was like totally pre-Sienfeld.--I also like it when he popped out unexpectedly of a locker during the Locker Jokes.
February 13th, 2009, 12:39 AM
Did he coming out the lockers surprise you?
February 14th, 2009, 02:12 AM
Go pleasant surprises :D
February 27th, 2009, 12:27 PM
I wrote POOPING vs. Popping.:eek::-D
That is all down the toilet now though http://bestsmileys.com/toliot/10.gif
February 28th, 2009, 08:12 PM
April 8th, 2009, 08:39 PM
My number one fave character of Les's was Barth with the Senator close behind. There was just something about Barth, despite his outward appearance that made him so darned enduring to me. I loved his line when one of the kids 'died' at the table and he goes to (I think it was Adam sitting next) "Wanna get his wallet?" I'm wondering if he ad-libbed at all because some of it seemed way more clever then most of the script to me.
April 9th, 2009, 10:44 PM
It would have to be Senator Prevert, without a doubt! He was the funniest character on the show. I didn't know he was a senator. I just knew his name was "Lance". That "dugh-ahh", always cracked me up every time. I think the funniest scene was with Doug, and the cereal. The one with all of the action sounds. That sticks out as one of the funniest moments on the show. :D
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