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08:47:29 PM Jul 17th 2014
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I'm reading "Around the World in 80 Days" and debating whether Passepartout is a Watson. He doesn't do much exposition - Verne, true to form, does plenty of that himself. On the other hand, he contributes emotion and "excitability", which the reader probably needs and the main (Mr. Fogg) stubbornly fails to provide. He reads rather like Watson and Holmes but, as the trope page notes, Watson in the books really isn't much of a Watson. Perhaps this is more of a Spock vs. The McCoy dichotomy... Thoughts?
09:29:07 AM Apr 24th 2012
Why was this originally called The Rick? If it's a reference to something, I can't find it in the examples.
09:31:20 AM Apr 24th 2012
Never mind, I just found it. Magnum, P.I., in case anyone else was wondering.
05:24:25 AM Nov 24th 2010
I know this has been renamed twice, but why not just call this Audience Surrogate?
06:52:41 AM Jan 11th 2011
05:13:51 PM Jun 2nd 2010
  • DVD example- Yeardley Smith often is this when she's on The Simpsons commentaries.

Does this really count?
05:00:30 PM May 23rd 2010
Steve on This Old House... as a child it bothered me to no end to have him asking the same questions to the other folks over and over again (and that they'd cast "an idiot" instead of another Bob Villa or letting Norm take it over) until I realized that asking the questions was the point...

(Then he hosted the show for what 20 years himself and they had to hire someone new to host because he wasn't believable anymore because by that point he had to know most of what he was asking about by that point)
07:33:50 PM Nov 10th 2014
Hmm, does the main character from StarWarsRebels count?
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