Addicts Bracket Challenge: Most Desired Real Life Celebrity, Week 7

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 2,300 votes cast (over 19,000 votes to date):

In the Singers (Female) category, Bette Midle (59%) beat Britney Spears (41%).

In the Actors (Female) category, Elizabeth Taylor (61%) upset Kim Basinger (39%).

In the Authors/Journalists category, Stan Lee (91%) decimated Amy Tan (9%).

In the Scientists/Activists/Entrepreneurs/Politicians category, Buzz Aldrin (82%) upset and destroyed Tony Blair (18%).

In the Singers (Male) category, Paul McCartney (58%) beat Sting (42%).

In the Actors (Male) category, Leonard Nimoy (70%) beat Mark Hamill (30%).

In the Athletes category, Tony Hawk (72%) beat Lebron James (28%).

In the Comedians category, Betty White (75%) upset Ricky Gervais (25%).

 

Here’s the updated Bracket unveiled (click on image to view enlarged version):

Now without further ado, our Round 3 head-to-head matchups featuring the conference finals:

 

 

SINGERS (Female)

Tale of the Tape: The Divine Miss M versus Dolly!

Bette Midler appears in “Krusty Gets Kancelled” (S04, E22). She is most remembered for hurling a can at someone littering on the side of the highway and singing a duet with Krusty during his comeback special.

Bette Midler beat Linda Ronstadt in Round 1 and Britney Spears in Round 2.

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.

Dolly Parton beat Cyndi Lauper in Round 1 and Lady Gaga in Round 2.

Be sure to vote down below in the Google Forms following all 8 Tales of the Tape.

 

ACTORS (Female)

Tale of the Tape: Xena versus Cleopatra!

Lucy Lawless, often appearing in the guise of her popular TV character Xena, appears in “Mayored to the Mob” (S10, E09), “Treehouse of Horror X” (S11, E04), and “Children of a Lesser Clod” (S12, E20). She is also mentioned in “Little Girl in the Big Ten” (S13, E20), shown in a photo in “Helter Shelter” (S14, E05), and has an archival footage appearance in  “Gump Roast” (S13, E17). She is most remembered for being collected by The Collector and saved by Stretch Dude and Clobber Girl.

Lucy Lawless beat Gal Gadot in Round 1 and Brooke Shields in Round 2.

Elizabeth Taylor appears in “Krusty Gets Kancelled” (S04, E22). She is most remembered for resenting her agent when she refuses the Krusty comeback special.

Elizabeth Taylor beat Eartha Kitt in Round 1 and Kim Basinger in Round 2.

Be sure to vote down below in the Google Forms following all 8 Tales of the Tape.

 

AUTHORS/JOURNALISTS

Tale of the Tape: Horror versus Comics!

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.

Stephen King beat Tom Clancy in Round 1 and J.K. Rowling in Round 2.

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.

Stan Lee beat Larry King in Round 1 and Amy Tan in Round 2.

Be sure to vote down below in the Google Forms following all 8 Tales of the Tape.

 

SCIENTISTS/ACTIVISTS/ENTREPRENEURS/POLITICIANS

Tale of the Tape: Astronaut versus Activist!

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.

Buzz Aldrin beat Neil deGrasse Tyson in Round 1 and Tony Blair in Round 2.

Linda McCartney appears in “Lisa the Vegetarian” (S07, E05). She is most remembered for hanging out in Apu’s secret garden.

Linda McCartney beat Janet Reno in Round 1 and Elon Musk in Round 2.

Be sure to vote down below in the Google Forms following all 8 Tales of the Tape.

 

SINGERS (Male)

Tale of the Tape: Walrus versus Beatle!

Barry White appears in “Whacking Day” (S04, E20) and “Krusty Gets Kancelled” (S04, E22). He is most remembered for helping Lisa and Bart save the snakes during Whacking Day festivities in Springfield.

Barry White beat John Legend in Round 1 and Ringo Starr in Round 2.

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 McCartney beat Paul Anka in Round 1 and Sting in Round 2.

Be sure to vote down below in the Google Forms following all 8 Tales of the Tape.

 

ACTORS (Male)

Tale of the Tape: Live Long And Prosper versus I Pity The Fool!

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.

Leonard Nimoy beat Ernest Borgnine in Round 1 and Mark Hamill in Round 2.

Mr. T appears in “Today, I am a Clown” (S15, E06). He also appears in “Homer the Great” (S06, E12), “Treehouse of Horror XII” (S13, E01), “The Old Man and the Key” (S13, E13), “I Am Furious (Yellow)” (S13, E18), “Homerazzi” (S18, E16), and “Midnight Towboy” (S19, E03), but voiced by Hank Azaria. He is also mentioned in “Homer Badman” (S06, E09) and “Marge’s Son Poisoning” (S17, E05), and is seen in a picture in “Treehouse of Horror XXX” (S31, E04). He is most remembered for being a celebrity guest as part of Krusty’s bar mitzma.

Mr. T beat Gary Coleman in Round 1 and Tom Hanks in Round 2.

Be sure to vote down below in the Google Forms following all 8 Tales of the Tape.

 

ATHLETES

Tale of the Tape: The Straw versus The Hawk (in the only #1 vs #2 conference final)!

Darryl Strawberry appears in “Homer at the Bat” (S03, E17). He is most remembered for taking Homer’s spot on the SNPP softball team, and being the only pro to make it to the final game.

Darryl Strawberry beat Jeff Gordon in Round 1 and Wayne Gretzky in Round 2.

Tony Hawk appears in the 300th episode of The Simpsons “Barting Over” (S14, E11). He is most remembered for being Bart’s neighbour and friend when Bart is emancipated and for dueling with Homer mid-air on skateboards.

Tony Hawk beat Chuck Liddell in Round 1 and Lebron James in Round 2.

Be sure to vote down below in the Google Forms following all 8 Tales of the Tape.

 

COMEDIANS

Tale of the Tape: Comedy King versus Comedy Queen!

Johnny Carson appears in “Krusty Gets Kancelled” (S04, E22). He also is seen in “Lisa’s Pony” (S03, E08). He is most remembered for being approached to help out in Krusty’s comeback special.

Johnny Carson beat Bob Newhart in Round 1 and Conan O’Brien in Round 2.

Betty White appears in “Missionary: Impossible” (S11, E15) and “Homerazzi” (S18, E16). Her picture can also be seen in “The Man in the Blue Flannel Pants” (S23, E07). She is most remembered for hosting a PBS telethon and for having her picture taken outside a dry cleaning shop.

Betty White beat Bob Hope in Round 1 and Ricky Gervais in Round 2.

Be sure to vote down below in the Google Forms following all 8 Tales of the Tape.

 

 

VOTING:

 

Reminder, voting is open until noon EDT Friday September 4th.

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.

21 responses to “Addicts Bracket Challenge: Most Desired Real Life Celebrity, Week 7

  1. SINGERS (Fem) – Dolly Parton 🎶

    ACTORS (Fem) – Lucy Lawless💪

    AUTHORS/JOURNALISTS – Stan Lee😎

    SCI/ACTIV/ENTREP/POLIT – Buzz🌠

    SINGERS (Male) – BarryWhite🎶

    ACTORS (Male) – Leonard Nimoy🤟 (closest emoti)

    ATHLETES – Tony Hawk👌

    COMEDIANS – Betty White🏆

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Stan Lee, excelsior! He makes an appearance in everything!

    I watched the Black Panther with my son yesterday, yep, Stan Lee was there!

    Still holding on to my prediction, Lee vs. Nimoy in the final.

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  3. Disappointed that mark hamill got kicked out from last week’s results. All the others went the same way that I voted though
    This week I voted :
    Bette Midler
    Lucy lawless
    Stan lee
    Barry white
    Leonard Nimoy
    Daryl strawberry
    Betty white

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Getting so tired of not being able to login. Spinning donuts. I just had to un-re install last week. Sad.

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  5. SINGERS (Female) – Dolly Parton

    ACTORS (Female) – Lucy Lawless

    AUTHORS/JOURNALISTS – Stan Lee

    SCIENTISTS/ACTIVISTS/ENTREPRENEURS/POLITICIANS – Linda McCartney

    SINGERS (Male) – Paul McCartney

    ACTORS (Male) – Leonard Nimoy

    ATHLETES – Tony Hawk

    COMEDIANS – Betty White

    Wowie, lots of difficult decisions due to the fact practically every individual we could vote for deserves to be in TSTO.(thank you, Safi) 👍🏻

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  6. Hi Safi,
    Thanks for all your work on this Bracket Challenge.

    I just want to give a heads up that the survey was really glitchy on both my iPhone and iPad.

    I initially tried to vote on the iPad but the #8 items section and submit button just disappeared like they were cut off – just blank white page below the #8 heading. I tried shifting vertical to horizontal format and I could not see #8. I tried scrolling but the page wouldn’t scroll. I even restarted the IPad and there was no change.

    I then tried using the iPhone which performed better, but the reminder about the end date and subsequent paragraph were superimposed over #8 below its heading. Fortunately, after a couple of tries in vertical and horizontal format it allowed me to scroll up through #8 from behind the final paragraph of your post. I could finally see all 8 items in each category and the submit button. I voted, hit submit and the page went blank. No text at all was visible. There’s no confirmation my vote recorded after I hit submit.

    I only go into this detail because this happened on two different Apple devices, so if others have problems voting you’ll have my data to add.

    If you see that my votes were successfully posted, great! Otherwise is there another option for voting? (I doubt it, just thought I’d ask.)

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  7. A couple of matchups were really hard to decide !! Thank you

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  8. I wonder how many people have monorail sequel event on the mind when voting for Leonard Nimoy. Also would love a Whacking Day with Barry White. I voted for Tony Hawk thinking he could use the skate park items already in game. Thanks again for running this. Have a great weekend all and a belated happy birthday to the baby addict!

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