We here at TV.com will use any excuse to make a list—even if the result barely makes sense. Thus, in honor of the release of Cinemax's sweet new medical drama The Knick, we've compiled a list of our favorite TV "Nicks."
No, I'm not drunk.
Anyway, take a look at the list below! I think you will find that many of the people on it are indeed named "Nick."
You probably know Nick Offerman as the mustachioed character "Ron Swanson" from the acclaimed NBC comedy Parks and Recreation. And the fact that you know him is why he made the list. Imagine the uproar if we didn't include him! You would be all like, "Hey, where's Nick Offerman?" Glad we got this obvious one out of the way.
Nick from New Girl
Remember when New Girl premiered and everyone was like, "Oh that Schmidt, he's the best character on New Girl!" Well, those people were idiots. The best character on New Girl is Nick Miller. He's even better than whatshername—you know, the New Girl. Are you sick of this list yet?
Nick from Homeland
"Nick from Homeland," who's that? You probably know him as Sgt. Nicholas Brody from Homeland, but since he and I are friends, I call him Nick. Remember that time he murdered that tailor in a forest and then sprayed himself down in a car wash? He's dead now.
Nick from The Simpsons
HI, EVERYBODY! I wasn't actually going to write this list, but then I remembered Dr. Nick Riviera from The Simpsons and I realized this list was my destiny. So if you want to blame someone for wasting your time, blame Matt Groening, not me.
Nick from Freaks and Geeks
Nick Andopolis from the oh-NOW-it's-popular? television series Freaks and Geeks also holds a spot on our list of favorite TV drummers, favorite TV stoners, and favorite TV stoner drummers. After Freaks and Geeks was canceled, Nick changed his name to Jason Segel and become a very famous actor.
Nick from The Wire
A lot of people like to say that The Wire's second season wasn't one of the show's best, but that's baloney. It's Top 5, easily. And a big reason for that was Nicholas "Nick" ""Nicky"" """Nicky-Poo""" Sobotka, a famous member of the Sobotka crime family. Remember that time he bought a duck? Oh, that was Ziggy. What about the time he presided over a union of dockworkers? Oh, that was Frank. Hmmm, maybe Nick shouldn't be on this list. Maybe I should've included Omar "Nick" Little instead.
Nick from Family Ties
Family Ties would still be on TODAY if the show had revolved around Nick Moore instead of the stupid Keatons.
Nick Nolte appeared on HBO's Luck. Luck was shut down after several horses died on the set. I'm not saying that Nick Nolte transforms into a werewolf at night and eat horses, but until he denies it, I'm also not gonna say he doesn't. What are you hiding, Nick Nolte?
What do you mean you haven't seen Spaced starring Nick Frost? Get outta here! And don't come back 'til you have! If you are still reading this list, I am truly sorry. Would you rather I spend my time saying The Leftovers has no plot but is kind of good but is also kind of bad? I didn't think so...
Mr. Strong plays DJ Phil on CBS's summer sci-fi smash Stephen King adaptation Under the Dome. You can see what everyone is talking about by watching new episodes of Under the Dome on Monday nights at 10pm, only on CBS, or catch up with the Season 1 DVD set, now available from the CBS.com store. Don't be left out on what some critics are calling, "The thrill ride of the summer!" and "The best f*cking thing since the iPhone!" [Full disclosure: TV.com is owned by CBS.]
Born Nicholas J. Kroll, the comedian goes by "Nick," which is just one of the reasons he's on the list. He's also the star of Kroll Show.
The nick on Walter White's head
This counts, right?
Television and the slime industry owe a huge debt to this network.
New York Knick Allan Houston
Houston appeared in 662 episodes of New York Knicks Basketball as one the show's main characters. Despite a valiant performance by Houston, New York Knicks Basketball was never earned any praise during his tenure (the show was never even nominated for an Emmy), and now that he's left the series, it's considered one of the worst things to watch on television.
Ugh, fine. Former Newlywed and current The Sing-Off host Nick Lachey.
What TV "Nicks" did I miss? Is your name Nick?
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