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 3,700 votes cast (over 11,700 votes to date):
In the Singers (Female) category, Britney Spears (89%) destroyed Kara DioGuardi (11%).
In the Actors (Female) category, Elizabeth Taylor (64%) defeated Eartha Kitt (36%).
In the Authors/Journalists category, Stan Lee (81%) upset and destroyed Larry King (19%).
In the Scientists/Activists/Entrepreneurs/Politicians category, Buzz Aldrin (66%) defeated Neil deGrasse Tyson (34%).
In the Singers (Male) category, Paul McCartney (86%) destroyed Paul Anka (14%).
In the Actors (Male) category, Leonard Nimoy (87%) upset and destroyed Ernest Borgnine (13%).
In the Athletes category, Lebron James (55%) barely upset Danica Patrick (45%) by less than 50 votes.
In the Comedians category, Ricky Gervais (65%) upset Ellen DeGeneres (35%).
Here’s the updated Bracket unveiled (click on image to view enlarged version):
Now without further ado, our fourth and final set of round 1 head-to-head matchups featuring the 4 vs 5 matchups in all eight conferences:
Tale of the Tape: Dolly versus Cyndi!
Dolly Parton appears in the Superbowl episode “Sunday, Cruddy Sunday” (S10, E12). She is also mentioned in “Bart Has Two Mommies” (S17, E14) and “Love is in the N2-O2-Ar-CO2-Ne-He-CH4” (S27, E13). She is most remembered for getting Wally Kogen and the guys from Springfield out of jail at the Superbowl.
Cyndi Lauper appears in “Wild Barts Can’t Be Broken” (S10, E11). Her recording is also heard in “Homer’s Paternity Coot” (S17, E10). She is most remembered for singing and dancing to the national anthem at an Isotopes games.
Tale of the Tape: The Blue Lagoon versus Thelma & Louise!
Brooke Shields appears in “The Front” (S04, E19). She is also mentioned in “Stark Raving Dad” (S03, E01) and seen in a picture in “Springfield Splendor” (S29, E02). She is most remembered for presenting Abe with the Outstanding Writing award at the Annual Cartoon Awards.
Susan Sarandon appears in “Bart Has Two Mommies” (S17, E14). She also plays the role of the ballet teacher in “Homer vs. Patty and Selma” (S06, E17). She is most remembered for providing the voice for the feMac, a computer designed for women.
Tale of the Tape: Horror versus Espionage!
Stephen King appears in “Insane Clown Poppy” (S12, E03). He is most remembered for discussing his future endeavours with Marge at a Springfield book convention.
Tom Clancy appears in “Diatribe of a Mad Housewife” (S15, E10). He also makes a non-talking appearance in “Insane Clown Poppy” (S12, E03). He is most remembered for providing an endorsement of Marge’s novel, ‘The Harpooned Heart‘.
Tale of the Tape: Animal Rights Activist versus Attorney General!
Linda McCartney appears in “Lisa the Vegetarian” (S07, E05). She is most remembered for hanging out in Apu’s secret garden.
Janet Reno appears in “Dark Knight Court” (S24, E16). Her name is also seen in “Bart’s Girlfriend” (S06, E07) and”Homer Badman” (S06, E09). She is most remembered as the judge in student court when Lisa defends Bart for a prank he says he didn’t commit.
Tale of the Tape: Battle of the Beatles!
George Harrison appears in “Homer’s Barbershop Quartet” (S05, E01). He is most remembered for holding a brownie at the Grammy’s after party.
Ringo Starr appears in “Brush with Greatness” (S02, E18). He is also seen as a bobblehead in “The Bart Of War” (S14, E21). He is most remembered for writing back to Marge’s fan art she had sent him.
Tale of the Tape: Forest Gump versus Braveheart!
Tom Hanks appears in The Simpsons Movie. He is also mentioned in “Jaws Wired Shut” (S13, E09) and his picture seen in “Springfield Splendor” (S29, E02). He is most remembered for being the spokesman for the new ‘Grand Canyon’ coming to where Springfield used to be.
Mel Gibson appears in “Beyond Blunderdome” (S11, E01). He is also seen in a non-speaking cameo in “Treehouse of Horror X” (S11, E04), and his name is mentioned in “Marge in Chains” (S04, E21), “Pranksta Rap” (S16, E09), and “Eternal Moonshine of the Simpson Mind” (S19, E09). He is most remembered for making a remake of ‘Mr. Smith Goes to Washington‘ with Homer.
Tale of the Tape: The Great One versus The Hitman!
Canadian ice hockey legend Wayne Gretzky appears in “The Nightmare After Krustmas” (S28, E10). He is most remembered for appearing in Maggie’s dream to help defeat her gnome.
Canadian wrestling legend Bret Hart appears in “The Old Man and the Lisa” (S08, E21). He is most remembered for being in the market to buy Mr. Burns’ mansion.
Tale of the Tape: Tonight Show battle, part 2!
Jay Leno appears in “The Last Temptation of Krust” (S09, E15) and “To Courier with Love”. As well, he is voiced by someone else in a cameo in “Judge Me Tender” (S21, E23), mentioned in “Bart Gets Famous” (S05, E12), and his picture is seen in “Springfield Splendor” (S29, E02). He is most remembered for helping Krusty rework his outdated comedy shtick.
Conan O’Brien appears in “Bart Gets Famous” (S05, E12). He wrote the episodes “New Kid on the Block” (S04, E08), “Marge vs. the Monorail” (S04, E12), “Homer Goes to College” (S05, E03), and the wraparounds of “Treehouse of Horror IV” (S05, E05). He is most remembered for interviewing Bart on his talk show.
Reminder, voting is open until noon EDT Friday August 7th.
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.