Addicts Bracket Challenge: Most Desired Real Life Celebrity, Week 8

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 2,700 votes cast (over 21,700 votes to date):

In the Singers (Female) category, Dolly Parton (63%) upset Bette Midler (37%).

In the Actors (Female) category, Lucy Lawless (70%) beat Elizabeth Taylor (30%).

In the Authors/Journalists category, Stan Lee (75%) upset Stephen King (25%).

In the Scientists/Activists/Entrepreneurs/Politicians category, Buzz Aldrin (85%) destroyed Linda McCartney (15%).

In the Singers (Male) category, Barry White (50%) barely beat Paul McCartney (50%) by just 2 votes.

In the Actors (Male) category, Leonard Nimoy (73%) beat Mr. T (27%).

In the Athletes category, Tony Hawk (53%) barely upset Darryl Strawberry (47%) by less than 20 votes.

In the Comedians category, Betty White (67%) upset Johnny Carson (33%).

 

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

Now without further ado, our Round 4 head-to-head matchups featuring the conference champions going at each other:

 

 

SINGERS (Female) versus ACTORS (Female)

Tale of the Tape: Country Singer versus Warrior Princess!

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 and Bette Midler in Round 3 to become Singers (Female) Champion.

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 and Elizabeth Taylor in Round 3 to become Actors (Female) Champion.

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

 

AUTHORS/JOURNALISTS versus SCIENTISTS/ACTIVISTS/ENTREPRENEURS/POLITICIANS

Tale of the Tape: Marvel versus Astronaut!

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 and Stephen King in Round 3 to become Authors/Journalists Champion.

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 and Linda McCartney in Round 3 to become Scientists/Activists/Entrepreneurs/Politicians Champion.

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

 

SINGERS (Male) versus ACTORS (Male)

Tale of the Tape: Walrus versus Spock!

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 and Paul McCartney in Round 3 to become Singers (Male) Champion.

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 and Mr. T in Round 3 to become Actors (Male) Champion.

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

 

ATHLETES versus COMEDIANS

Tale of the Tape: The Hawk versus the Golden Girl!

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 and Darryl Strawberry in Round 3 to become the Athletes Champion.

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 and Johnny Carson in Round 3 to become the Comedians Champion.

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 11th.

What are your thoughts on this weeks four matchups? Of the four 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.

16 responses to “Addicts Bracket Challenge: Most Desired Real Life Celebrity, Week 8

  1. EAsy choices…
    – Lucy Lawless
    – Stan Lee
    –Leonard Nimoy
    – Betty White
    😎🤓😎

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  2. Happy Labour Day to all! 😊

    Oh, Safi, this voting has been both fun …. and yes more difficult each week (truly everyone is worth showing up in TSTO as a Special Character!) –

    Most Desired Real Life Celebrity – I voted for Dolly Parton

    Most Desired Real Life Celebrity – I voted for Stan Lee

    Most Desired Real Life Celebrity – I voted for Leonard Nimoy

    Most Desired Real Life Celebrity – I voted for Tony Hawk (but I’d be happy if Betty White was in TSTO, even her slot machine is funny!)

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  3. Here are my picks this week:

    1) doesn’t matter
    2) Stan Lee (he makes an appearance in everything, finals here we come!)
    3) Leonard Nimoy (it’s only logical)
    4) irrelevant

    Live long and excelsior!

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  4. It’s Stan Lee all day long! He was absolutely awesome on the Simpsons. It cracks me up thinking of him walking around Android’s dungeon.

    “Stan Lee came back?” “Stan Lee never left. I’m starting to think him mind isn’t in mint condition.”

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  5. How can you call Stan Lee beating stephen king an upset?

    I’m yelling you, Stan Lee is one of the favorites.

    Excelsior!

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  6. Lucy lawless
    Stan lee
    Leonard Nimoy
    Betty White

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  7. I honestly think that ea will largely keep having the tapped out so as long as the Simpsons is on the air. If Simpsons ever ends and they stop producing new episodes in all likelihood the tapped out game will likely come to a end

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  8. Having to vote against Stan Lee just seems wrong…

    But having stayed upp to watch Buzz and Neil do the whole moon walking trick, I couldn’t not vote for Buzz!

    At least the other three were easier to choose 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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