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View Poll Results: What's your order of favorites of the Core Four?
Blair, Jo, Natalie, Tootie 2 16.67%
Blair, Jo, Tootie, Natalie 2 16.67%
Blair, Natalie, Tootie, Jo 1 8.33%
Blair, Natalie, Jo, Tootie 0 0%
Blair, Tootie, Natalie, Jo 0 0%
Blair, Tootie, Jo, Natalie 2 16.67%
Jo, Blair, Natalie, Tootie 0 0%
Jo, Blair, Tootie, Natalie 0 0%
Jo, Natalie, Tootie, Blair 0 0%
Jo, Natalie, Blair, Tootie 0 0%
Jo, Tootie, Natalie, Blair 0 0%
Jo, Tootie, Blair, Natalie 1 8.33%
Natalie, Jo, Blair, Tootie 0 0%
Natalie, Jo, Tootie, Blair 0 0%
Natalie, Blair, Jo, Tootie 0 0%
Natalie, Blair, Tootie, Jo 0 0%
Natalie, Tootie, Blair, Jo 2 16.67%
Natalie, Tootie, Jo, Blair 0 0%
Tootie, Blair, Jo, Natalie 1 8.33%
Tootie, Blair, Natalie, Jo 0 0%
Tootie, Natalie, Blair, Jo 0 0%
Tootie, Natalie, Jo, Blair 0 0%
Tootie, Jo, Blair, Natalie 0 0%
Tootie, Jo, Natalie, Blair 0 0%
I like them all about the same 1 8.33%
I don't really care for any of them 0 0%
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Old 03-26-2020, 09:03 PM   #1
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Default What's your order of favorites of the Core Four?

Since there's a similar poll for the Lost Girls, it's only fitting we have one for the Core Four as well.
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Since there's a similar poll for the Lost Girls, it's only fitting we have one for the Core Four as well.
Blair
Tootie
Jo
Natalie

I'm interested in seeing how others rank em. Good poll!!

When I finish season 1 i'll vote on the Lost Girls poll. (I have a feeling Molly is gonna definitely be last on that one!
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Blair
Tootie
Jo
Natalie

I'm interested in seeing how others rank em. Good poll!!

When I finish season 1 i'll vote on the Lost Girls poll. (I have a feeling Molly is gonna definitely be last on that one!


1. BLAIR (the rich bitch with the heart of gold and who steals the limelight right from the beginning)

2. JO (the Bronx streetwise sensitive but tough girl who also has the limelight from the moment she made her entrance)

3. NAT (hilarious, crack wiser with the greatest jokes, and warmhearted girl who is a true friend to the 3 girls and their mother figure MRS G)

4. TOOTIE (a true romantic at heart, a dreamer who always saw the best in people and who did everything to keep the 'four musketeers' together)

I just LOVE them all!

PS: how about MRS G though? Isn't she one of the girls?
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When I finish season 1 i'll vote on the Lost Girls poll. (I have a feeling Molly is gonna definitely be last on that one!


Well try not to make too many preconceived notions before you see it! lol
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Natalie, Tootie, Blair, Jo. Jo was just too NYish for me.
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Natalie, Tootie, Blair, Jo. Jo was just too NYish for me.

Interesting to see JO as last: usually is one of the youngest one lol!
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Blair
Jo
Tootie
Natalie
YOU LIKE JO SECOND BEST?!??

Holy Bronx cow!

Does the Nancy McKeon Fan Brigade know you rank her so high??

Did Margie Peters pay you??

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YOU LIKE JO SECOND BEST?!??

Holy Bronx cow!

Does the Nancy McKeon Fan Brigade know you rank her so high??

Did Margie Peters pay you??

It's allll about the benjamins, '80s!
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"the benjamins"??

Is that something people said in the '70s?



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YOU LIKE JO SECOND BEST?!??

Holy Bronx cow!

Does the Nancy McKeon Fan Brigade know you rank her so high??

Did Margie Peters pay you??

What's your favorite order? It's your own poll so you have to share!

And I don't know how it is for others, but i'd think the order could be changeable depending on where you are in the series. I mean, I liked Jo second after Blair, but after seeing today's watch episode, she dropped a notch and Tootie snagged her place.

And that Bronx tough act does get old after a while as well as that perpetually angry constipated face. I like how Tootie genuinely cares about all of them and especially how she was with Natalie when her Dad died. She really wanted to help because that's how she is...very perceptive to other people's feelings.

Jo's starting to soften up in season 6 so hopefully that continues in the following seasons and she may move back up a notch.

But Blair will ALWAYS be #1 for me, and Natalie always at the bottom. (Sorry Mindy!)

But #2 & #3 for me can be interchangeable between Tootie & Jo depending on where in the series I am.
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What's your favorite order? It's your own poll so you have to share!
Touché!

Well, just of note, when I was a child first watching the syndicated daily re-runs of the classic era, my favorite was Tootie all the way! She was the youngest of the group, just like me! (me being the youngest in my family, I mean) So my order of favorites was TOOTIE (then-everybody-else)

But now, as a grown contributing member of society, lol, my favorite of the Core Four is the ever-so-funny Blair, followed by Tootie, and then I guess Jo then Natalie. I do enjoy Natalie, but sometimes I can find her kind of obnoxious, and sometimes she seems more "distant" from the group than the others. I rank Jo a slot above because her "streets-to-school" story is quite interesting, and I do like how she (begrudgingly, lol) finds herself a part of this close-knit group, and rebuilds a relationship with her father. I don't, however, like when she gets too "high on her horse" or becomes unreasonable.


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And I don't know how it is for others, but i'd think the order could be changeable depending on where you are in the series. I mean, I liked Jo second after Blair, but after seeing today's watch episode, she dropped a notch and Tootie snagged her place.


That's a good point. I'm going for the "overall" picture though, how you think of them as favorites in general.


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as well as that perpetually angry constipated face.


You think those things get old, wait'll you binge the series sometime---by season 3 you are getting tired of seeing her Bronx ponytail and Natalie's extra long pigtails all the damn time. At least by season 5 they FINALLY change Natalie's hair, but they STILL have that dang horse tail on Jo!


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I like how Tootie genuinely cares about all of them ..very perceptive to other people's feelings.



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But Blair will ALWAYS be #1 for me, and Natalie always at the bottom. (Sorry Mindy!)
Hey Blair's #1 for me too! More "Blair Buddies"!

Oh, not only that, we voted the same for all 4!

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1. BLAIR (the rich bitch with the heart of gold and who steals the limelight right from the beginning)

2. JO (the Bronx streetwise sensitive but tough girl who also has the limelight from the moment she made her entrance)

3. NAT (hilarious, crack wiser with the greatest jokes, and warmhearted girl who is a true friend to the 3 girls and their mother figure MRS G)

4. TOOTIE (a true romantic at heart, a dreamer who always saw the best in people and who did everything to keep the 'four musketeers' together)

I just LOVE them all!

PS: how about MRS G though? Isn't she one of the girls?
She's a woman, Valentina! (TM Molly Parker)

I definitely don't categorize Mrs. G with her girls. There's no comparison. Mrs. G is in a category all her own.
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(I have a feeling Molly is gonna definitely be last on that one!

I don't like Molly but it's not because of the type of character she is. I don't find Molly Ringwald a good actress. She's annoying that first season. I consider her on the same level of acting as Mindy. Out of the lost girls, she's the one I was most happy about getting fired


As for the main four, my list goes:
  1. Blair
  2. Jo
  3. Tootie
  4. Natalie

I know the Nancy fanatics from years ago consider her the star of the show, but when rewatching the series it's very obvious Lisa is the star of the main 4. Blair had the most interactions with the girls and had just as many episodes each season centered on her. Out of all the girls, Blair is the only one this show could not do without. The only reason the character of Jo worked for fans is because of Blair. Blair brought out Jo's spunk a lot. There's noway Jo would have had the same success with fans if it wasn't for Blair to bounce off of. I also think Blair helped Jo grow a lot as the series went on.
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I don't like Molly but it's not because of the type of character she is. I don't find Molly Ringwald a good actress. She's annoying that first season. I consider her on the same level of acting as Mindy. Out of the lost girls, she's the one I was most happy about getting fired


As for the main four, my list goes:
  1. Blair
  2. Jo
  3. Tootie
  4. Natalie

I know the Nancy fanatics from years ago consider her the star of the show, but when rewatching the series it's very obvious Lisa is the star of the main 4. Blair had the most interactions with the girls and had just as many episodes each season centered on her. Out of all the girls, Blair is the only one this show could not do without. The only reason the character of Jo worked for fans is because of Blair. Blair brought out Jo's spunk a lot. There's noway Jo would have had the same success with fans if it wasn't for Blair to bounce off of. I also think Blair helped Jo grow a lot as the series went on.
I agree with you about Molly and Blair as the star. Jo was probably the breakout character of the show, but not the star.
My order is:
-Blair
-Natalie
-Tootie
-Jo

I really don't like Jo and Tootie during the Eastland years. Jo was sometimes "aggressive", Tootie "childish". But they really improved in later seasons
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