EW Names Top 100 Greatest Characters of the Past 20 Years

Homer Simpson is Entertainment Weekly’s pick for the greatest character of the past 20 years.

The magazine looked at characters from TV, movies, the Internet and other places to come up with the list.

Simpson’s creator Matt Groening said millions of people were able to identify with Homer, best known for his catchphrase “D’oh”.

“People can relate to Homer because we’re all secretly propelled by desires we can’t admit to,” he said. “Homer is launching himself head-first into every single impulsive thought that occurs to him. His love of whatever has caught his eye is a joy to witness.”

Harry Potter ranks second, followed by Buffy, Tony Soprano and Heath Ledger’s Joker.

Others on the list include Jack Sparrow at number 13 and Gollum at number 36.

The only character from “Glee” is Sue Sylvester. She’s in 18th place.

The only character from “Lost”? John Locke, in 63rd place.

Pearl the Landlord from Will Ferrell’s viral video ranks 50th.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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