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The Ultimate Sitcom Actor Tournament - Round 3
This is round three of The Ultimate Sitcom Actor Tournament. For rules, point values, and other information, see the introduction.
In the last round, Bernie Kopell and Charlotte Rae held their titles against Vito Scotti and Alice Ghostley. In this round, they’re challenging Larry Storch and Lucille Ball.
Best known for staring as Cpl. Randolph Agarn on F Troop, Larry Storch used his comedic acting talents in dozens of cartoons and children’s shows as well as many other sitcoms, including a recurring role as Charlie the Drunk on Car 54 Where Are You? and guest appearances on Gilligan’s Island, Phyllis, CPO Sharkey, The Love Boat, Married... with Children, and more. He retired from acting in the early 2000s and passed away in 2022 at the ripe old age of 99.
Starring Roles: 3 seasons = 60 points
Regular Roles: 0 seasons = 0 points
Recurring Roles: 4 seasons = 20 points
Guest Appearances: 25 episodes = 25 points
TOTAL: 105 points
Legendary comedian and actor Lucille Ball was a sitcom juggernaut. She not only starred in five of her own sitcoms, but she also played her famous character, Lucy Ricardo, in guest appearances on other sitcoms. She was the first woman to run her own production company, Desilu Productions, and she executive produced 74 shows. She co-owned Desliu Studios, where many famous shows were shot, including Star Trek, Mission: Impossible, The Dick Van Dyke Show, and The Andy Griffith Show. She retired from show business in 1986 and passed away in 1989 at 77 years old.
Starring Roles: 22 seasons = 440 points
Regular Roles: 0 = 0 points
Recurring Roles: 0 = 0 points
Guest Appearances: 6 = 6 points
TOTAL: 446 points - WINNER!
Bernie Kopell is still the reigning male champion, but Lucille Ball has obliterated Charlotte Rae to become the new female champ!
Check back tomorrow for round four!