It was six years ago, just after the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs bracket was complete that I thought it might be cool to do a The Simpsons Tapped Out bracket. Here we are in the oddest of NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs of all times due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and it’s time for our sixth TSTO Addicts Bracket Battle!
How much longer EA can keep Tapped Out going is up for debate. But what isn’t debatable is that there have been A LOT of incredible guest stars appearing as themselves in the rich history of The Simpsons universe. A rare few of these (like Stephen Hawking and Weird Al) have made their way into our games. However, hundred are still not in our little game. There is so much in fact, that it was hard just to narrow it down to 64 entries to start with. I thought of making the Bracket Battle start with 128 entries, but we’d be battling well into fall. With that in mind, we present to you TSTO Addicts’ Most Desired Real Life Celebrity Bracket Battle.
For rules and regulations, check out the Week 1 post here.
First, for the results from last week, from over 4,800 votes cast (over 8,000 votes to date):
In the Singers (Female) category, Bette Midler (62%) defeated Linda Ronstadt (38%).
In the Actors (Female) category, Kim Basinger (64%) defeated Carmen Electra (36%).
In the Authors/Journalists category, Amy Tan (60%) upset Helen Fielding (40%).
In the Scientists/Activists/Entrepreneurs/Politicians category, Tony Blair (75%) defeated Muhammad Yunus (25%).
In the Singers (Male) category, Sting (53%) barely upset Mick Jagger (47%) by less than 50 votes.
In the Actors (Male) category, Mark Hamill (69%) upset Ron Howard (31%).
In the Athletes category, Tony Hawk (90%) decimated Chuck Liddell (10%) by over 500 votes.
In the Comedians category, Betty White (73%) upset Bob Hope (27%).
Here’s the updated Bracket unveiled (click on image to view enlarged version):
Now without further ado, our third set of head-to-head matchups featuring the 3 vs 6 matchups in all eight conferences:
Tale of the Tape: X-Factor judge versus American Idol judge!
Britney Spears appears in “The Mansion Family” (S11, E12). She is most remembered for being co-host at the Springfield Pride Awards and killing the oldest resident in Springfield, Cornelius Chapman; prompting the second oldest, Mr. Burns, to shun her “kiss of death”.
Kara DioGuardi appears in “Judge Me Tender” (S21, E23). She is most remembered for being one of the judges on the American Idol panel that Moe joins.
Tale of the Tape: Cleopatra versus Catwoman!
Elizabeth Taylor appears in “Krusty Gets Kancelled” (S04, E22). She is most remembered for resenting her agent when she refuses the Krusty comeback special.
Eartha Kitt appears in “Once Upon a Time in Springfield” (S21, E10). She is also mentioned by name in “Mr. Plow” (S04, E09). She is most remembered for providing insight into married life with Krusty the Clown.
Tale of the Tape: CNN versus Marvel!
Larry King appears in “Sideshow Bob Roberts” (S06, E05) and provides his voice in “One Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Blue Fish” (S02, E11). He is also mentioned in “Stark Raving Dad” (S03, E01), “Homer Defined” (S03, E05), and “How I Wet Your Mother” (S23, E16). He is most remembered for reading the Bible on tape that Homer listens to after eating fugu and for moderating the mayoral debate between Mayor Quimby and Sideshow Bob.
Stan Lee appears in “I Am Furious (Yellow)” (S13, E18) and “Married to the Blob” (S25, E10). He is also mentioned in “Treehouse of Horror X” (S11, E04) and “Springfield Splendor” (S29, E02) and has a couch gag cameo in “The Caper Chase” (S28, E18). He is most remembered for coming into the Android’s Dungeon and having a Hulk like tantrum:
Tale of the Tape: Astronaut versus Astrophysicist!
Buzz Aldrin appears in “Deep Space Homer” (S05, E15). His scenes from that episode are again shown in “The Simpsons 138th Episode Spectacular” (S07, E10) and in “Behind the Laughter” (S11, E22); and he is also seen in the background at the funeral in “Funeral for a Fiend” (S19, E08). He is most remembered for going into space with Homer.
Neil deGrasse Tyson appears in “The Caper Chase” (S28, E18). He is most remembered as an educator for Homer when Homer becomes a university professor.
Tale of the Tape: Battle of the Pauls!
Paul McCartney appears in “Lisa the Vegetarian” (S07, E05). He is also seen in a non-speaking cameos in “Treehouse of Horror X” (S11, E04) and “Homerazzi” (S18, E16) and is mentioned in “Treehouse of Horror” (S02, E03), “Burns Heir” (S05, E18), and “Penny-Wiseguys” (S24, E05). He is most remembered for hanging out in Apu’s secret garden.
Paul Anka appears in “Treehouse of Horror VI” (S07, E06). He is most remembered for singing ‘Just don’t look’ with Lisa when the billboard advertisements come to life.
Tale of the Tape: Dominic Santini versus Spock!
Ernest Borgnine appears in “Boy-Scoutz ‘n the Hood” (S05, E08). He is most remembered for being a ‘celebrity dad’ to Warren on the Junior Campers Father-Son rafting trip.
Leonard Nimoy appears in “Marge vs. the Monorail” (S04, E12) and “The Springfield Files” (S08, E10). He is also seen in a non-speaking cameo in The Simpsons Movie, his name is on Comic Book Guy’s list of friends in “The D’oh-cial Network” (S23, E11), has an in memorium tribute in “The Princess Guide” (S26, E15), and his picture is seen in “Springfield Splendor (S29, E02). He is most remembered for ushering in the monorail in Springfield and then claiming credit for solving the Monorail mishap.
Tale of the Tape: The First Lady of Racing versus King James!
Danica Patrick appears in “How Munched Is that Birdie in the Window?” (S22, E07). She is most remembered for getting into a fight with Marge over Homer – but only in Homer’s dream.
Lebron James appears in “Homer and Ned’s Hail Mary Pass” (S16, E08). He is most remembered for being one of Homer’s students when Homer teaches athletes how to celebrate.
Tale of the Tape: One of the nicest comedians versus one of the cruelest comedians!
Ellen DeGeneres appears in “Judge Me Tender” (S21, E23). As well, she is seen in a non-speaking cameo in “Beyond Blunderdome” (S11, E01). She is most remembered for being one of the judges on the American Idol panel that Moe joins.
Ricky Gervais appears in “Angry Dad: The Movie” (S22, E14). He also appeared as the character Charles Heathbar in the episode he wrote “Homer Simpson, This is Your Wife” (S17, E15). He is most remembered for trying to host the Oscars.
Reminder, voting is open until noon EDT Friday July 31st.
What are your thoughts on this weeks eight matchups? Of the eight matchups above, which was the easiest decision and which was the hardest? What do you think of the bracket? What do you think of last weeks results? How often did you select with the majority last week? Sound off below, you know we love hearing from you.