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Who Are The Best Fictional Chicagoans of All Time?

And yes, before you have a conniption, the suburbs are included.

Some of Thrillist's top fictional Chicagoans.
Some of Thrillist's top fictional Chicagoans.

The Chicago editor over at Thrillist, Sean Cooley, recently assembled his list of the 15 Best Fictional Chicagoans of All Time.

Whereupon he was promptly raked over the hot dog steamer by commenters who objected to his inclusion of fictional suburbanites.

Predictably, Jake and Elwood Blues are on the list. But they're not No. 1.

Al Bundy makes the list. So do Wayne Campbell and Garth Algar, of SNL's Wayne's World fame, although their stomping grounds are in Aurora.

Kevin McAllister from Home Alone makes it, too.

Cooley, however, has Balki Bartokomous (from that sitcom Perfect Strangers) and Urkel listed ahead of Clark Griswold.

That's just wrong.

Joel Goodson from Risky Business only comes in at No. 5.

Who's No. 1 on Cooley's list?

Well, the top two on the list are linked to sausage, the most Chicagoey of all meat products.

What Do You Think? List your top all-time fictional Chicagoans (and Chicago-areans). Where did Cooley go wrong with his list?


Cleary1 May 13, 2014 at 06:24 PM
Slats Grobnik
Nightcrawler May 14, 2014 at 08:40 AM
Yes. Slats Grobnik first and foremost.
NOREEN QUINN AUKST May 14, 2014 at 12:39 PM
Studs Lonigan
sklogw May 14, 2014 at 02:24 PM
Bob Newhart.
John Borson May 14, 2014 at 09:16 PM
Obama? Really? Some people just can't see past their hatred

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