Good News Wants to Know… – TV Show Character

Summertime may have you dreaming of a change of pace. In your dreams, Good News Wants to Know… What TV show character (past or present) would be the most fun to change places with for a week?


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William “Bill” C. Davell

Mike Rowe would be the TV personality I would change jobs with for a week so as to be the host of Dirty Jobs and narrator for Deadliest Catch. Mike brought to light the importance and necessity of blue-collar jobs held by many Americans and has now provided resources to train these essential workers. 

William “Bill” C. Davell, Director, Tripp Scott PA

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Bob Denison

Coach Beard. Would like to hang out with Ted Lasso for a week to find out if sincere and eternal optimism really works in the moments in between.

Bob Denison, President, Denison Yachting

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Brian Mudd

My knee jerk reaction would be Jerry Seinfeld – because I’d love to be that funny for a day. It would be Alex P. Keaton from Family Ties. I was that kid in the 80’s. 

Brian Mudd, Program Director, Host of The Morning Rush & The Brian Mudd Show, iHeartMedia 

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Char Talmadge

Not much of a tv show watcher but the one thing that came to mind was Johnny Quest. Going way 

back. Maybe it was really the soundtrack… maybe his faithful companion Bandit.

Char Talmadge, Director, Rescue Upstream

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Chip LaMarca

Being a child of the 70’s and 80’s and a “car guy” I would have to say Michael Knight, the character that David Hasselhoff played in the show Knight Rider, starring the futuristic Trans Am named KITT. The other one that comes to mind would be Thomas Magnum, the P.I. played by Tom Sellick, who also drove his 1984 Ferrari 308 GTS around the Island of Oahu, solving crimes.

Chip LaMarca, State Representative, Florida House District 100

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H. Collins Forman, Esq.

Hahahaha! That’s a tough one, but I’ll say Dick Van Dyke. I had a crush on Mary Tyler Moore when I was a kid, and I would have welcomed the opportunity to work with her closely. Am I going to get in trouble for this answer?

H. Collins Forman, Esq.

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Deborah Cusick

It would be fun to be the host of the tv Nature program somewhere in the world–maybe investigating and reporting on the snow monkeys in Jigokudani Monkey Park in Japan.

Deborah Cusick, FAU Campus Volunteer, Intervarsity Christian Fellowship

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Dolores King-St. George

As a surfer girl when I was young, it might be fun to be Gidget for a week. As an adult, and not for fun because of the serious nature, it would fascinate me to be Madame Secretary for a week.

Dolores King-St. George, President, King Communications and GraceNet Radio

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Don Campion

I always enjoyed Michael Landon from Little House on the Prairie. How exciting would it be to take your family west in the early days of America not knowing what lie ahead. Finding ways to survive as a family, making friends and eventually building a community with the hope and dream of building a better life for the next generation.  

Don Campion, President, Banyan Air Service, Inc.

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Edwin Copeland

Chuck Norris as Walker Texas Ranger

Edwin Copeland, Director, Church United

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Fidel Gomez

I would love to change places with Tom Selleck in Blue Bloods. He’s Frank Regan. Frank is a man of deep convictions. He seems to always choose to do what is right no matter the cost. He seems to be the kind of man that is willing to pray the price for making the, “right” decision even if it goes against popular belief. Frank Regan loves his family and I so, so love that about him and, his family loves him back. Awesome. Frank Regan is a man of honor, respect and is willing to stand alone with his beliefs if need be. Reminds me of the three Hebrew young man in Daniel 3.

Fidel Gomez, Pastor, Calvary Chapel Hollywood

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Fred Scarbrough

MacGyver – He was well liked and always wanted to help those in trouble!

Fred Scarbrough, DVM, Founder, Scarbrough Animal Hospital and Hope South Florida

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Gregg Wallick

Charlie, from Charlie’s Angels (Farrah Fawcet, Kate Jackson, Jaclyn Smith).  No explanation needed!

Gregg Wallick, President, Best Roofing

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Helen Wayner P.A.

Michael Learned (mother in The Waltons) was always a favorite. I love that era of simplicity. It was a a slower time of growth. God, family and love were first! I think in this messy world we all yearn for a little more of that…

Helen Wayner P.A., Century 21 Hansen Realty

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James ‘JT’ Taylor

I’d want to be Jack Bauer from 24. My commitment would only be a day, in that case. He runs around a lot, so I’d also get a good workout.

James ‘JT’ Taylor, Managing Director, Head of Automotive Retail, Truist Securities

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Dr. Jessica Vera

It would be an experience to change places with James Bond for a day. His character is always seeking to resolve issues that have the potential to affect many with a clear mission. He intercedes with the right strategy to save lives, while driving some awesome vehicles, dressing sharp, and seemingly can always find time for fun.

Dr. Jessica Vera, President, Chief Executive Officer, Elite Foundation

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Larry Lacy

My choice would be Fred G. Sanford. The arguments with Aunt Esther were nothing short of hilarious.

Larry Lacy, Pastor, The Answer Church

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Dr. Mary Drabik

Well, since I think I am a “super sleuth” I would love to be Agatha Christie and solve numerous mysteries.

Dr. Mary Drabik, President, South Florida Bible College & Theological Seminary

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Mike McDermott, PA

I have long admired Navy Commander Pug Henry in the book and TV Series   The Winds of War.  As a Naval Attaché prior to WWII, he was able to meet all the pivotal leaders of that conflict from Roosevelt to Churchill, to Hitler, Stalin and Mussolini. It would have been a fascinating time in which to live.

Mike McDermott, PA, Seniors Real Estate Specialist, The Keyes Company

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Oksana Horton

A fun character to change places for a week would Mary Tyler Moore from the Mary Tyler Moore Show. I would enjoy wearing her swanky outfits and living in her classy apartment with great neighbors like Rhoda and Phyllis.  It would be fun going to work in a newsroom where there are no serious stories to report and not a whole lot to do other than enjoy my friends and all their idiosyncrasies.

Oksana Horton, Artistic Director, Torch and Trumpet Theater Co.

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Patricia Colangelo, EdS

To change places with JB Fletcher (Angela Lansbury) of Murder She Wrote, would be so much fun. To spend a week during the summer in Cabot Cove, Maine, a small fishing town, would be so exhilarating and refreshing. Fresh vegetables and seafood every night! Of course, there would be a murder to solve to spice things up, while working on writing a book. Please send me now! 

Patricia Colangelo, EdS, Lecturer, Professor, Trinity International University – Florida

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Coach Rick Andreassen

If I could trade places with a TV show character for a week, I can’t help but think of one of my favorite shows when I was a kid “Gilligan’s Island”… I would consider trading places with Gilligan for one week… Anyone old enough to know the theme song it says “no phones, no lights, no motor cars, not a single luxury…“ However, Gilligan seemed pretty happy and healthy drinking coconut milk directly from a coconut and living on coconut cream pie, living in a grass hut with a ceiling fan and sleeping in a hammock lol sounds pretty good to me for a week… (I would bring my wife and my Bible) enjoying a week on Gilligans island!!!

Coach Rick Andreassen, Founder and President, SAINTS Homeschool P.E. and SAINTS International Sports Ministry 

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Romney C. Rogers

Opie on the Andy Griffith show would be the TV character I would love to be for a week. The week would need to include one with Andy teaching Opie a life lesson, Barnie trying to put his erroneous spin on it and with Opie ending up in Aunt B’s kitchen eating her cookies with a large class of milk!

Romney C. Rogers, Managing Partner, Roger Morris & Ziegler LLP

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Steve Daigle

The TV character that would be most fun to change places with would be Superman. The superpowers like flying would be cool, but what I like best is the heroism that he possessed. He was in this world but not of this world, he was from another planet and people saw something different about him just like what our Christian walk should look like as we stand out in this world as citizens of Heaven. 
Steve Daigle, Campus Pastor, Calvary Chapel Parkland

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Steve Solomon

Growing up some of my most fun times was Saturday morning with the whole family home…knowing they were there…hustling and bustling around the house before everyone took off in their separate ways…me I would be tucked away in the living room watching on the old black and white TV…Looney Tunes…My Favorite TV show character…Bugs Bunny…”What’s UP DOC???” Changing places with him and all his antics would be a blast!

Steve Solomon, Area Director, CBMC South Florida

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Dr. Ted Greer, Jr.

It was hard for me to decide this one. We don’t watch much television and don’t have cable. Since as a teen and young man I had a strong interest in law enforcement, it would have been fun to trade places for a week with “Starsky” from the detective TV show Starsky and Hutch. One my favorites!

Dr. Ted Greer, Jr., Chief Executive Officer, HOPE South Florida

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Tewannah Aman

Being on the go, I’m definitely an App girl. I’d like to take the seat of one of these late-night hosts, so I could have spiritual conversations with the guests. I would find it fascinating to hear what shaped their worldview. And be able to sprinkle some spiritual seeds in the process.  Maybe that’s a new late night show. LOL.

Tewannah Aman, Executive Director, Broward County Right to Life

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