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Mary Jo Catlett:
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Mary Jo Catlett.
Catlett, a Denver native, has one of those faces most of us instantly recognize, even if we have no clue about her name or what shows she's graced. She's probably best known for playing housekeeper Pearl Gallagher on Diff'rent Strokes, which starred Gary Coleman, another celeb who lived briefly in Colorado. But the younger generation (and those acquainted with a certain herb) will recognize her voice as that of Mrs. Puff on SpongeBob SquarePants.

Kelly Bishop:

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Kelly Bishop.
A Colorado Springs native, Bishop first made her mark as an original cast member in A Chorus Line, launching her on a career that's included work on the stage, as well as screens of assorted sizes. She's appeared in movies such as An Unmarried Woman and Dirty Dancing, but she earned her place on this list because of her hilariously brittle performances in two TV series: Gilmore Girls, where she played the most-often steely matriarch of the clan, and the current ABC Family program Bunheads, created by Gilmore auteur Amy Sherman-Palladino. If you miss the former, check out the latter no matter your age.

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Virgil Dunn
Virgil Dunn

Neither of them are even remotely funny, except for maybe Schaal's brief moments in that short-lived HBO series. In particular, Parker & Stone are complete utter douchebags. South Park should have been killed off long ago.


Kristen Schaal is very funny as the voice of Louise on the animated show "Bob's Burgers", too.

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