Who are your favorite pop culture accountants?

133616__mp_lJust in time for tax day, EW.com has posted a gallery of our favorite accountants from TV and movies. You’ll find plenty of your favorites, including Cher’s Moonstruck heroine, Andy Richter’s much-missed Andy Barker, P.I., and of course, Norm! Still, our reckoning may not be complete. We may have deducted some of the top pop culture bean-counters from our list. Some of you may lament the absence of Friends‘ Chandler Bing (Matthew Perry, pictured), who introduced TV to the concept of the "wenus" (weekly estimated net use of systems). Or Edward Norton’s Fight Club character, who crunched numbers for an auto manufacturer when he wasn’t getting himself into brawls. Let us know which of your favorites didn’t make the plus column, PopWatchers, and remember: there’s no accounting for taste.

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  • Elizabeth

    I saw Oscar on there, but can we get a little love for Kevin from “The Office”? I mean, Scrantonicity!!

  • Ceballos

    Leo Getz (Joe Pesci) in the Lethal Weapon movies…well, at least “Lethal Weapon 2″ and his classic drive-thru rant. They kind of ran the character into the ground after that.

  • daisyj

    You know I love you guys, right? And if what I say sounds cruel, that it’s only because I care? Okay then:
    Accountants? Libraries? Is there, in fact, no subcategory of pop culture too small and pointless to warrant a list here? Are you just dying for that all-important linkback from the ALA official blog to finally make this website a success? How long until we get “the top twenty greatest moments in pop culture lists”?
    And how, after all of this, have you not done one for scientists?

  • arahsae

    A little obscure, but one of my personal faves – Arthur, The Tick’s sidekick. I wish my accountant wore a moth suit…it would make tax season so much more enjoyable!

  • KG

    angela from the office
    and definitely the guy from office space
    chandler was an accountant?

  • Al Fredo

    I agree with daisy; one strange post. Wasn’t Ed Norton in Fight Club an actuary? Not everyone who crunches numbers is an accountant.

  • Gretchen Weiners

    Chandler was a transpondster.
    (I hope someone gets that…haha)

  • ZF

    WENUS was “weekly estimated net usage statistics.” I don’t think Chandler was an accountant; whatever it was that he did was left vague. Kind of like what Barney does on How I Met Your Mother, except that on that show, the other characters don’t know what Barney does, either.

  • Rich

    Transpondster? “That’s not even a word!”
    Yes, Gretchen, I got it. You beat me to it!

  • Ceballos

    Daisyj, you bring up a great point…it IS getting to a bit much.
    Still, I promise to try to get in there and mention “daisyj” first when EW finally (inevitably) asks us to list our favorite frequent Popwatch commenters.

  • To DaisyJ

    Sorry that the lists are driving you a little crazy, but some people are more inclined to respond to something like this, vs one of the other comment sections where people get nasty and turn on one another for their opinions. I for one am encouraged for all chances to participate. And I throw in Kirstie Alley’s character Mollie from “Look Who’s Talking.”

  • Kita

    Chandler wasn’t an accountant! He did Statistical Analysis and Data Reconfiguration before he got into advertising.

  • Saybo

    I always think of Bob Newhart, because he was a real-life accountant when he started his stand up.

  • Benny

    Where’s Henry from “Ugly Betty”. If he’s an accountant then you missed him.

  • Kate

    What about Andy from Shawshank Redemption?

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