The furious Who Whype spinning around us throws up a gem from the Radio Times. RT asked their readers to vote for their Coolest People on Telly and guess who came top:

  1. Doctor Who (David Tennant)
  2. Jack Bauer in 24 (Kiefer Sutherland)
  3. The Fonz in Happy Days (Henry Winkler)
  4. Mr Darcy in Pride and Prejudice (Colin Firth)
  5. Cat in Red Dwarf (Danny John-Jules)
  6. DCI Gene Hunt in Life On Mars (Philip Glenister)
  7. Dermot O’Leary
  8. Columbo (Peter Falk)
  9. Dylan in The Magic Roundabout
  10. Sawyer in Lost (Josh Holloway)

So here are two more lists from the writers of Freakytrigger*:

Top 5 things we know about the chuckleheads voting in Radio Times polls

  1. They are all sexualists on a par with the writers of the Observer Women Monthly Magazine
  2. They believe that Cat in Red Dwarf is cool. Cat is not even the coolest character in Red Dwarf. Red Dwarf ffs.
  3. They believe barking ‘It’s our only chance’ into a cell phone while torturing your relatives and breaking into embassies is cool**
  4. They have never watched an episode of Happy Days
  5. They are about one place above the numbskulls voting in Teletext polls.

Redressing the key point of sexualism…

FreakyTrigger’s Top 10 Cool Ladies of Telly

  1. Kara ‘Frakkin’ Trace – Battlestar Galactica’s Starbuck NO EXPLANATION NEEDED
  2. Tracy from Eastenders – so cool she hardly says a word
  3. Tracy Barlow – murderer and cool with that
  4. Chloe from 24 – WAAAAAAAY cooler than Jack. Plus did you see her with that automatic rifle!? ROWR!
  5. Kim Possible – so cool she does not care that cargo pants are like so 90s
  6. Alex Rousseau from Lost – cool with that whole twigs-in-the-hair vibe
  7. Phyllis from Life On Mars – Political Correctness, before it went mad, was cool
  8. Unbreakable Cheerleader Girl from Heroes – ok we’re not really following the show that much
  9. Sarah Beeny – fertility and big knockers are always cool
  10. Rose off of Doctor Who – aw, sad, sad, emo Rose. Cooler than either doctor really ffs.

(*mostly steve / ** ok they have a point here)