Homer Is Best TV, Film Character
Simpsons dad wins in survey from past 20 years
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 1, 2010 7:37 AM CDT
In this publicity image released by Fox, character Homer Simpson, dressed as a comic book character Everyman, left, is shown with the character Comic Book Guy, voiced by Seth Rogen on "The Simpsons."   (AP Photo/Fox)
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(Newser) – The world loves Homer Simpson—even more than Harry Potter. The Simpsons patriarch grabbed the top spot in Entertainment Weekly’s survey of the best TV and film characters of the past two decades, the New York Post reports. “People can relate to Homer because we're all secretly propelled by desires we can't admit to,” says Simpsons creator Matt Groening. The Mirror reveals the rest of the top 10:

  1. Harry Potter
  2. Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  3. Tony Soprano
  4. The Joker (as played by Heath Ledger)
  5. Rachel from Friends
  6. Edward Scissorhands
  7. Hannibal Lecter
  8. Carrie Bradshaw
  9. SpongeBob Squarepants