20 TV Characters Who'd Make Better Movie Superheroes Than Sabrina the Teenage Witch

You may have heard the news that Sony plans a big-screen adaptation of Sabrina the Teenage Witch, the animated series that yielded the Melissa Joan Hart cult TV favorite from the '90s. This time, though? She's a superhero. "The live action film will be an origin story in the vein of Spider-Man, about a young girl coming to terms with her remarkable powers," writes Mike Fleming at Deadline. Of course. I guess it'll work, but I can think of at least 20 TV characters off the top of my head whom I'd sooner see grappling with hero issues:

20. Omar Little
19. Erica Kane
18. Special Agent Dale Cooper
17. The Fonz
16. George Costanza
15. Diane Chambers
14. Brandon Walsh
13. Columbo
12. J.R. Ewing
11. Kenny Powers (obviously)
10. Butters
9. Laura Ingalls Wilder
8. Rudy Huxtable
7. George Jefferson
6. Sam the Butcher
5. Lou Grant
4. & 3. Sanford & Son
2. Carmela Soprano
1. Squiggy

Who else?



  • Mike Ryan says:

    Vance Duke.

  • Interesting, and a great list! There is one oddball way to
    add Remarkable Powers to any of these: think of
    BIONIC STARSKY AND HUTCH, or SIX MILLION DOLLAR FAT ALBERT. Just add the attribute before the name--NUCLEAR NANNY AND THE PROFESSOR-- and you're all set.


  • dukeroberts says:

    I hate the idea of the plot of this movie. Where's my Archie movie, dammit? We were promised an Archie movie nearly 10 years ago and it still hasn't been made. I had already chosen Hillary Duff and Sophia Bush in my mind to play Betty and Veronica. Scratch this lame superhero Sabrina idea and give us an Archie movie.

  • how about another Duke... Duke Phillips from The Critic...