Recognizing Irish Characters on TV

Scotty (Star Trek)No. Scottish.

Welshie (Futurama)
No. Welsh.

Jimmy McNulty (The Wire)

Professor Nick Cutter (Primeval)
No. Scottish.

O'Reily Brothers (Oz)

Gwen Cooper (Torchwood)
No. Welsh.

Leo McGarry (West Wing)

The Bringloidi (Up the Long Ladder, Star Trek: The Next Generation)
Only in the most insulting way.

Christine Cagney (Cagney & Lacey)

The 9th Doctor (Doctor Who)
No. Every planet has a North.

The 7th Doctor (Doctor Who - Classic Series)
No. Every planet has a Scotland.

Lucky (Lucky Charms)


Have a merry St. Patrick's Day!


Alden said...

Oh, man! I wish I hadn't read this post, because I think spoilers abound! I'm in the middle of The Wire Season 4, and I don't recognize that shot of McNulty from the past seasons; could this mean he's going back to being a cop! And Welshie dies! Scotty gets so drunk he's practically a scotch advertisement! (okay, maybe the last two aren't exactly '!' worthy, but still, spoilers!)

Siskoid said...

Or a creepy doctor! Not much of a spoiler... it'll only become clear later.

Siskoid said...

Ashamed to have forgotten:

Miles O'Brien

Irish? Yes.


Alden said...

If you were going to have a picture of 'proud tradition of Irish cops' I would think you would show a shot of him on the pool table.

Man, I don't know whether it is because of the way the show ended or that I just saw the last episode of The Wire ever, but I do know that I'm sad.

Siskoid said...

Now THAT would have been a spoiler!

Jack Norris said...

It's stuff like the Bringloidi that really undermines people's arguments for placing TNG at the pinnacle of Trek quality.


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