Prior to joining the cast of Desperate Housewives, Huffman played the role of a plucky television producer on Sports Night.
Longoria Parker plays the plucky and determined Gabrielle Solis to perfection, giving depth and charm to a character who could easily come across as shallow and calculating by a lesser actress.
Shigeru Miyamoto implants himself into the history of video games timeline by making Donkey Kong and introduces that plucky plumber, Mario.
Boy saves damsel in distress, and the two of them team up with two equally plucky young heroes to defeat the bad guys and save the world from ultimate destruction.
The third song of the Halo 2 soundtrack, Peril, is a peppy little number with plucky strings and uplifting background accompaniment.