new simpsons poll to make up for my apparent xenophobia
Some of you are very fierce in your Simpsons character loyalty. I had no idea this little poll would open the floodgate to trollish emails and death threats. Really.
Apparently, some people think I left certain characters off the poll because of prejudices:
How could you not have Charles Burns, or Smithers or Apu. What are you a anti-capitalist homophobic xenophobe?
I do think that the commenter - who goes by the name BM (insert Beavis giggle here) - meant Montgomery Burns, and not this guy.
Actually, the reason I didn't include all your favorites is because the poll only holds ten choices. But I don't want to go down in history as a xenphobic anti-whatever blogger who dissed major Simpsons characters, so I'm willing to make a new poll, putting your favorite characters up against yesterday's winner, Groundskeeper Willie. Think Battle of the Bands, but with cartoon people. And no music. No cover charge, either. But maybe there will be a wet t-shirt contest after the festivities, and girls drink free!
What was I saying? Oh yea - give me candidates for the new poll. I won't take repeats from yesterday - it's not fair to put Principal Skinner through that humiliating procedure again. There's a bunch of characters you all got your panties in a bunch about - Duff Man, Moe, Apu - and some of you complained about not having main characters in a poll so I'll accept them for this one as well. So what you have to do is nominate your character in the comments - but I'm going to need convincing. Give me a good quote, their best episode, any reason why you think that character is deserving of the "Best" title.
Update: In accordance with a suggestion from Hubris in the comments, Lenny and Carl can be included as a team.