“This scene still scares me every time I watch it. Just for a moment you see a glimpse of a completely different man. Despite Karl’s affairs/stupidity, you know he’d never ever raise a hand to hurt a woman. All credit to Fletch for portraying a man reaching that breaking point who has to walk away before he does hurt her (or anyone else).”
"After tonight’s episode, I just felt like saying ‘man I like Karl Kennedy and the actor who plays him, Alan Fletcher. Personally, I think he is the best on the show. The best character, the best actor. He’s flawed to the shithouse, but he’s totally the most realistic character. His little speech at the end of the episode, where he finally opened up about his unsatisfaction with his life, impending retirement, relationship with his wife etc. He verbalised it just so well. The feelings that I’ve had, that I know my dad has had"
"I think Karl is a fantastic character - the actor seems to be able to do serious drama and silly fun, which is Neighbours in a nutshell."
"One of the saddest moments in TV history IMO was when he was lying at the side of the road clutching his chest on the phone to Susan telling her he loved her…I’m a real man but I’ll tell you this I shed a tear"
"It is not because Fletch is some ironic cult hero (ok, it’s partly that). But mainly its because young people (like myself) have grown up with this man. He has been a wonderful constant in a scary, changing world. That is not to say he only appeals to the young: he has got something for everybody! He is an Everyman. He has shown us the whole range of human emotion, reflected a part of ourselves back to us. Shown us great human strengths, and more importantly, fragility too"
"I adore him too. Karl is the most complex, mufti-dimensional character on the show. For a long time Karl and Susan were not only compatible, they also had an edge whereby they provided sufficient counterpoint to each other. There was a great sense of intellectual attachment as well. However, Karl has always been mercurial and susceptible to his instincts and the chasm between them began to widen as he gradually gave in and Susan got on her high horse. She’s Mother Superior to the corruptible smugness of Tiny Tom."
"Never has a man brought me so much happiness, joy, anger, annoyance, love, pity, admiration, irritation, respect, disrespect, sadness, laughter, amazement (in a good and bad way). I love Susan and I only hated her once when she behaved badly towards Karl during the amnesia days. I hate Izzy (hate is a strong word) but Karl is the only character who has put me through a gamut of emotions"
"The Single best moment of my life was to meet my absolute favourite actor of all time, Alan Fletcher who plays Doctor Karl Kennedy in Neighbours, he’s an absolute legend! And yes, he’s a better actor than Alec Baldwin. He’s the best actor that has ever lived!"