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Posted at 10:42 AM ET, 12/ 3/2007

Top TV Crushes of 2007

By Liz Kelly

I'm a more knowledgeable person after spending the last couple of hours tabulating your TV crushes. I'm not sure all this knowledge is worth having, but just in case, I pass it along to you anyway:

-- There are a lot of TV characters.
-- For every TV character there is some shmo (or shmo-ette) somewhere on a couch crushing on that character. We nominated over 130 different characters.
-- You think I kid? There are at least two more of you out there (in addition to me) thinking dirty thoughts about "Flight of the Conchords's" Jemaine and, then, of course the anonymous poster who copped to crushing on Brian, the animated dog from "Family Guy." Yes, animated. Yes, dog.
-- You are very serious about your TV crushes. Even typically sarcastic commenters (you know who you are) adopted a serious, get-down-to-business tone to talk about their attraction to Kristin Chenoweth and Kiefer Sutherland.
-- There are many more women here than men. Or, as one commenter put it, way more people sharing crushes on men.

Which characters gathered the most love? Click below to find out which male and female characters you named your top TV crushes of 2007...

Male Character: Jim Halpert, "The Office" (John Krasinski)


Giving renewed hope to cubicle jockeys from the Dulles corridor to Silicon Valley, Krasinski's Jim narrowly edged "Lost's" Sayid (Naveen Andrews) to take top honors. "Chuck's" Chuck Bartowski (Zachary Levi), "House's" Gregory House (Hugh Laurie) and "Pushing Daisies's" Ned (Lee Pace) rounded out the top five.

Said commenter AK of Jim: "The way he looks at Pam is the way every woman dreams of being looked at."


Female Character: Liz Lemon, "30 Rock" (Tina Fey)


Proving that the Maxim editors who named her TV's Least Appealing Lady last year are dum-dum heads, Fey's "30 Rock" character Liz Lemon was first in the hearts of Celebritology readers (who are discerning, smart and always right) attracted to the fairer sex. Kristen Bell was next in line -- mentioned for her roles both in "Heroes" and "Veronica Mars," followed by "Friday Night Lights's" Tami Taylor (Connie Britton), "Pushing Daisies's" Olive Snook (Kristin Chenoweth) and "Chuck's" Ellie Bartowski (Sarah Lancaster).

Why Fey's embattled TV writer? Said commenter Rock: "[Lemon is] the smartest, most beautiful messed up person on TV."

I get that.

One note: The number of readers submitting female characters was maybe one in every 10 comments, so Fey's win isn't exactly a Gore-sized mandate.

By Liz Kelly  | December 3, 2007; 10:42 AM ET
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