All-Time Best TV and Movie Drunks

Norm, Frank the Tank make the list
By Sarah Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 19, 2009 11:25 AM CDT
Will Ferrell played Frank the Tank in the movie "Old School."   (AP Photo/Peter Kramer)
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(Newser) – Everyone likes a funny drunk, right? Barstools lists the most lovable movie and TV boozehounds of all time:

  • Who comes to mind first? Norm Peterson from Cheers, of course. "The crowd shouted 'Norm' every time he walked through the door to belly up to the bar."
  • Will and Grace sidekick Karen Walker "was always sloshed or looking for her next drink and never failed to make us laugh."

  • Drunks don't get much better than Old School's Frank the Tank, who "steals laughs in every scene he’s in."
  • The title character in Bad Santa may not be lovable, but "he manages to stop banging hookers, destroying things and robbing people."
  • Bluto in Animal House "is the quintessential frat boy with a love of alcohol."
To see the complete list, click the link below.