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Poll: Awesome Administrative Assistants

Each year, the fourth week of April is designated as Administrative Assistants Week, a week to celebrate admins and secretaries, those "office wives or husbands" you just can't live without. These dedicated workers do all the "scut work" that is necessary for executives to do well in their jobs, and they cover their bosses' butts far more than they receive credit for.

Which of the fictional awesome administrative assistants would you most want watching your back (and answering your phones)?

Discuss the list here

Make Your Choice

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    Joan Crawford in Grand Hotel (1932)

    Joan Crawford as Flaemmchen (assistant to General Director Preysing) in Grand Hotel (1932)
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    Joan Blondell in Footlight Parade (1933)

    Joan Blondell as Nan Prescott (assistant to Chester Kent) in Footlight Parade (1933)
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    Jean Harlow in Wife vs. Secretary (1936)

    Jean Harlow as Whitey (assistant to Van Stanhope) in Wife vs. Secretary (1936)
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    Linda Darnell in Day-Time Wife (1939)

    Linda Darnell as Jane (assistant to Barney Dexter) in Day-Time Wife (1939)
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    Ginger Rogers in Kitty Foyle (1940)

    Ginger Rogers as Kitty Foyle (assistant to Wyn Strafford) in Kitty Foyle (1940)
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    Barbara Hale in Perry Mason (1957)

    Barbara Hale as Della Street (assistant to Perry Mason) on Perry Mason (1957)
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    "Psycho" Janet Leigh 1960 Paramount

    Janet Leigh as Marion Crane (assistant to George Lowery) in Psycho (1960)
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    Lois Maxwell in You Only Live Twice (1967)

    Lois Maxwell (and others) as Miss Moneypenny (assistant to M) in the Bond movies
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    Nancy Kulp in The Beverly Hillbillies (1962)

    Nancy Kulp as Jane Hathway (assistant to Milburn Drysdale) on The Beverly Hillbillies (1962)
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    Marcia Wallace in The Bob Newhart Show (1972)

    Marcia Wallace as Carol Kester Bondurant (assistant to Dr. Robert 'Bob' Hartley) on The Bob Newhart Show (1972)
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    Loni Anderson in WKRP in Cincinnati (1978)

    Loni Anderson as Jennifer Marlowe (assistant to Arthur Carlson) on WKRP in Cincinnati (1978)
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    Dolly Parton in 9 to 5 (1980)

    Dolly Parton as Doralee Rhodes (assistant to Franklin Hart, Jr.) in 9 to 5 (1980)
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    Annie Potts in Ghostbusters (1984)

    Annie Potts as Janine Melnitz (assistant to the Ghost Busters) in Ghostbusters (1984)
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    Edie McClurg in Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)

    Edie McClurg as Grace (assistant to Ed Rooney) in Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)
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    Melanie Griffith in Working Girl (1988)

    Melanie Griffith as Tess McGill (assistant to Katharine Parker) in Working Girl (1988)
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    Harry Shearer in The Simpsons (1989)

    Harry Shearer as Waylon Smithers (assistant to Mr. Burns) on The Simpsons (1989)
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    Jennifer Aniston and Eddie Cahill in Friends (1994)

    Eddie Cahill as Tag Jones (assistant to Rachel Green) on Friends (1994)
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    Joan Cusack in Grosse Pointe Blank (1997)

    Joan Cusack as Marcella (assistant to Martin Q. Blank) in Grosse Pointe Blank (1997)
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    Megan Mullally in Will & Grace (1998)

    Megan Mullally as Karen Walker (assistant to Grace Adler) on Will & Grace (1998)
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    Kathryn Joosten in The West Wing (1999)

    Kathryn Joosten as Dolores Landingham (assistant to President Josiah 'Jed' Bartlet) on The West Wing (1999)
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    Renée Zellweger in Bridget Jones's Diary (2001)

    Renée Zellweger as Bridget Jones (assistant to Daniel Cleaver) in Bridget Jones's Diary (2001)
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    Maggie Gyllenhaal in Secretary (2002)

    Maggie Gyllenhaal as Lee Holloway (assistant to Mr. Grey) in Secretary (2002)
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    Judy Greer in Arrested Development (2003)

    Judy Greer as Kitty Sanchez (assistant to George Bluth) on Arrested Development (2003)
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    Rex Lee in Entourage (2004)

    Rex Lee as Lloyd Lee (assistant to Ari Gold) on Entourage (2004)
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    Jenna Fischer in The Office (2005)

    Jenna Fischer as Pam Beesly (assistant to the Scranton office of Dunder-Mifflin) on The Office (2005)
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    Ellie Kemper in The Office (2005)

    Ellie Kemper as Erin Hannon (assistant to the Scranton office of Dunder-Mifflin) on The Office (2005)
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    Alec Baldwin and Maulik Pancholy in 30 Rock (2006)

    Maulik Pancholy as Jonathan (assistant to Jack Donaghy) on 30 Rock (2006)
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    Katrina Bowden in 30 Rock (2006)

    Katrina Bowden as Cerie (assistant to Liz Lemon) on 30 Rock (2006)
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    Anne Hathaway in The Devil Wears Prada (2006)

    Anne Hathaway as Andy Sachs (assistant to Miranda Priestly) in The Devil Wears Prada (2006)
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    Elisabeth Moss in Mad Men (2007)

    Elisabeth Moss as Peggy Olson (assistant to Don Draper) on Mad Men (2007)
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    Randee Heller in Mad Men (2007)

    Randee Heller as Miss Blankenship (assistant to Don Draper) on Mad Men (2007)
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    Gwyneth Paltrow in Iron Man (2008)

    Gwyneth Paltrow as Pepper Potts (assistant to Tony Stark) in the Iron Man movies
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    Archer (2009)

    Judy Greer as Cheryl Tunt (assistant to Malory Archer) on Archer (2009)
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    Aubrey Plaza in Parks and Recreation (2009)

    Aubrey Plaza as April Ludgate (assistant to Ron Swanson) on Parks and Recreation (2009)
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    Ryan Reynolds in The Proposal (2009)

    Ryan Reynolds as Andrew Paxton (assistant to Margaret Tate) in The Proposal (2009)

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