What do you do when there's a strike that essentially renders most of television useless? If you're Entertainment Weekly, you come up with a list of the "Top 50 Television Icons." Though what makes an icon an icon is not particularly well-defined, it would be something you would know when you saw it, apparently.
So who makes such a list? Well, Johnny Carson sits pretty at #1, while other people and entities such as Lassie, Henry Winkler, and the Not Ready For Prime Time Players make the list at various points, obviously between 1-50. There will be a TV Land special to commemorate it this Friday at 8pm.
There you go.
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