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Last Updated: Wednesday June 02 2010 13:11 GMT

Homer Simpson is top TV character

Homer Simpson

Homer Simpson has been named the greatest TV and film character of the last 20 years.

A survey by American magazine Entertainment Weekly put him in the top spot above schoolboy wizard Harry Potter and Buffy The Vampire Slayer.

Homer is famous for his "d'oh" catchphrase, eating too much, and making lots of stupid decisions.

His creator, Matt Groening said people like him "because we're all secretly propelled by desires we can't admit."

Also in the top 10 were Spongebob Squarepants, Batman baddie The Joker, and Edward Scissorhands.