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Homer Simpson Dubbed Best Character

May 28, 2010 (7:31 am) GMT
The Simpsons' patriarch wins over other notable characters such as Harry Potter and The Joker on the list of best TV and movie characters.

The Simpsons' dumb dad Homer Simpson has topped a new list of the best TV and movie character of the last 20 years. The yellow cartoon character with a love of doughnuts beat out boy wizard Harry Potter and 's TV vampire slayer Buffy to take the top spot on the new Entertainment Weekly magazine countdown.

Tony Soprano and "Batman" villain The Joker round out the top five, while 's "Friends" character Rachel Green, 's Edward Scissorhands, Hannibal Lecter, Carrie Bradshaw and Spongebob Squarepants made the top 10.

Homer Simpson is still featured in animated TV series "" which is aired by FOX. The show first debuted in 1989 and has just wrapped up the 21st season on Sunday, May 23.


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