I was watching this special last week about favorite classic television characters and it inspired this week’s Thursday Thirteen about some of my favorite television bosses from over the years. These bosses may not be the best, kindest, or most thoughtful, but they are among the funniest and most infamous in television history. These individual are in no particular order and feel free to share some of your favorite television bosses. Oh yeah, I am well aware that three of these bosses are cartoon characters (smile).
1. Montgomery Burns (Simpsons)
2. Louie De Palma (Taxi) – Portrayed by Danny De Vito
3. Khadijah James (Living Single) – Portrayed by Queen Latifah
4. Cosmo Spacely (The Jetson)
5. Sam Malone (Cheers) – Portrayed by Ted Danson
6. Sylvester Nate George Oscar Slate [Mr. Slate](The Flintstones)
7. Jack Donaghy (30 Rock) – Portrayed by Alec Baldwin
8. Wilemena Slater (Ugly Betty) – Portrayed by Vanessa L. Williams
9. Adrian Monk (Monk) – Portrayed by Tony Shaloub
10. Tim Taylor (Home Improvements) – Portrayed by Tim Allen
11. Anita Van Buren (Law & Order) – Portrayed by S. Epatha Merkerson
12. Simon Cowell (American Idol)
13. Miranda Bailey (Grey’s Anatomy) – Portrayed by Chandra WilsonCheck out this clip from "30 Rock". Alec Baldwin is hilarious!
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