Those are my favorite television characters of 2006. Who are yours? Talk about it on the TV Gal Message Boards.
And don't forget -- coming the rest of this month will be the best shows, quotes and moments from 2006. But I need your help. E-mail me your favorite quotes and moments from 2006.
Quotes of the Week
"Great Scott." Hiro on "Heroes" after hanging up the phone on himself. Thanks to Jason, Ryan and Gav, who were the first three readers to submit the most popular quote of the week. As they all pointed out, this was a nice homage to "Back to the Future."
"Oh I can't. I'm expecting a call from 1983." Jack when Liz asks him to return the beeper he brought on "30 Rock."
"I don't think I quite measure up to the person you want me to be, and I just can't take feeling like a disappointment anymore." Logan to Veronica on "Veronica Mars."
"We all have convictions, Susan, and I believe Mike's last one was for manslaughter." Bree to Susan on "Desperate Housewives."
"Frankly I don't see why I should have to go around feeling bad that my life didn't turn out the way everybody wanted it to." Lorelai to Sookie on "Gilmore Girls." Um, do you think she was talking about me?
"It's always been me and him together being awesome while the rest of you walked two by two onto your arc of sexless boredom." Barney about his brother on "How I Met Your Mother." Thanks to Karen for the quote.
Where Have I Seen Them Before?
Debra Monk was George's mom on "Grey's Anatomy." Monk was Katie Sipowicz on "NYPD Blue," and we just saw her as Gabby's modeling agent on "Desperate Housewives."
Carrie and Michelle recognized Emy Coligado was the pregnant woman with a piece of glass in her heart on "Grey's Anatomy." She was Francis' wife Piama on "Malcolm in the Middle" and Emmy on "Crossing Jordan."
Jennifer Aspen, Daphne on "Party of Five" and Trina on "Rodney," was the woman in love with the conjoined twins on "Grey's Anatomy."
Mark McKinney was the writer brought into to the writers' room on "Studio 60." He was on both "Kids in the Hall" and "Saturday Night Live" and plays Richard Smith-Jones on "Slings and Arrows."
That was Zachary Quinto as Sylar on "Heroes." He was Tori Spelling's pal Sasan last season on "So noTORIous" and Adam Kaufman on "24."
All of this week's bonus points go to Diane, who recognized that Juliette Goglia was Amy, the pageant contestant who wants to keep Gabrielle away from her father on "Desperate Housewives." She was Little Girl God on "Joan of Arcadia" and Becca Jerome on "Vanished" this season.
Where Have I Heard Her Before?
That was Megan Mullally as the voice of Barney's mom on "How I Met Your Mother." Thanks to TV Gal reader DJ who was the first to notice this very fun cameo.
Highlights of the Week Ahead
All times listed are Eastern Standard Time for Dec. 4-10
TNT has a Christmas present for viewers. A special two-hour episode of "The Closer" airs Monday at 8 p.m. on TNT. In "Serving the King," Deputy Chief Johnson (the fabulous Kyra Sedgwick; see above) investigates the death of a CIA agent. The second hour of the episode was directed by Sedgwick's husband, Kevin Bacon.
If you've been watching "Gilmore Girls" (Tuesday, The CW, 8 p.m.) and wondering where the big Christopher/Luke fight they keep promoting has been, well it's finally here. So look for problems with all the romantic relationships. I hope they don't make Marty weird and obsessed since I always liked him.
Well there's no point in having fearless predictions if you're not okay with being wrong, and I was wrong, wrong, wrong with my theory that the rapist would be revealed as a woman on "Veronica Mars" (Tuesday, The CW, 9 p.m.). On the plus side, psyched to have Mac and Weevil back in an episode and the Veronica/Logan stuff continues to be heartbreaking. On the negative side, I wasn't shocked by who was revealed to be the rapists because I simply didn't care about those characters enough. I'm happy to move on to who killed the Dean mystery next year. In the meantime, if you missed this season's premiere, the CW repeats it this Tuesday at 9 p.m.
Conan O'Brien guest stars on "30 Rock" Thursday at 9:31 p.m. on NBC.
That's all for today. I'll be back next week with my picks for the ten best shows on television and to talk about "Grey's Anatomy" (Yay. They fixed Callie's hair), the Chrismukkah episode of "The O.C." and more. And don't forget - also coming in December, the best of everything television, the best moments and the best quotes of the year. So send me your favorite TV moments and quotes of 2006. Have a question, seen a familiar face, want to nominate a quote of the week? Write me at firstname.lastname@example.org.