Tadpoles is a winner!

There was an Internet quiz going around several months (years?) ago that was supposed to tell you who was Your TV Boyfriend. I took the quiz and it told me My TV Boyfriend was Jim Halpert. I was less than enthused, especially because this was sometime in season 3, where Jim was kind of a jerk or season 4, where he was just boring. So it got me thinking about who would be My TV Boyfriend if I - rather than an Internet quiz - were doing the picking. I had, after all, just eliminated The Ultimate TV Boyfriend, so who would be better?

So I bring you the ULTIMATE VALENTINE CHALLENGE where fictional TV characters compete to be my Valentine. It is a truly exciting life I lead.

Round I

First up, in the Monday night quadrant of the bracket, we have the How I Met Your Mother showdown. Marshall wins over Barney for being better boyfriend material. He is... not Barney, basically. In the other part of the Monday night quadrant, I will pick Wilson over Kutner, because we have at least seen him in a relationship. I am pretty sure Kutner is in a relationship with an Xbox or something.

Now for the Northeast (Wednesday night) quadrant, we have the Lost showdown with Desmond vs Ben. As much as I love Ben, I think we all saw the episode with the ham. So Desmond it is. And Demetri Martin gets a bye because there's no one else on his show. He's not strictly fictional, but I'm a bit limited in my options on Wednesday night.

On Thursday night we have 30 Rock's Kenneth vs Toofer. Let's see... one has a mouth on his back and freezes up when talking to ladies. The other... well, we don't know much about him relationship-wise, but he is a Harvard man. Toofer advances to the next round. On The Office, we have the stalwart Ann Veal Jim Halpert vs Andy Bernard, who uses cats and a capella music to woo the ladies. This is a pretty tough one actually, and I'm going to go with... the Nard-dog for the surprise win. What an upset!

Friday night, we have Baltar vs Helo. I love Baltar for much the same reason I love Ben on Lost - he's got his own motivations that come into conflict with all the other characters and create drama. However, drama is not necessarily a good quality in a Valentine, so Helo it is. And on Psych, in another come-from-behind win by a sidekick rather than a main character, it's Gus! Because as charming as Shawn is, can you imagine actually dating him?

Round II

Now to determine the Ultimate Monday Night Champion. Will it be Marshall or Wilson? The answer is Marshall, who is adorably schmoopy and loves brunch and commitment, whereas Wilson is all damaged and morose after his relationship with Amber, and never seems to stick with one woman for very long even if she survives.

Wednesday night, our champion is Desmond. Demetri Martin may be a time-travelling gigolo, but Desmond's love for Penny is even more attractive than Demetri in that green plastic hat.

And it's Cornell vs Harvard in the big Thursday night showdown. Basically I see this as a battle between sense and sensibility, and I'm going to have to go with Toofer, because when Andy's emotions are positive, they result in stolen ice swans and when they're negative, the walls had better look out.

Friday, it's Gus. Helo who?


Now the different nights of television start to face off!

My justification is the same for both sides of the bracket: I don't want to break up two of my favorite couples on TV, just so that I can take the male half as my valentine. So Toofer and Gus continue.


Gus wins! Gus wins! Gus is my valentine!

srah - Friday, 13 February 2009 - 5:07 PM
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Comments (9)

gravatar srah - February 13, 2009 - 5:13 PM -

Curses! I just realized that because I don't have HBO, I didn't include Bret/Jemaine in the bracket. That would have been HARD.

gravatar Gretchen - February 13, 2009 - 5:17 PM -

Best post ever, Srah. My final four would look something like Bill Adama vs Ned vs Season Two Jim vs Marshall.

gravatar alfie - February 13, 2009 - 5:27 PM -

Title thief...

gravatar Elisabeth - February 13, 2009 - 5:35 PM -

My final four would be Moss, Gus/Charlie Young, Josh Lyman, and Floyd

gravatar SA - February 13, 2009 - 8:46 PM -

Awesome. My final four would probably be Wilson, Toofer, Demetri, and Gus with Wilson winning. But I wouldn't cry over any of that four.

And so with you on the upset of Andy over Jim.

gravatar srah - February 13, 2009 - 9:06 PM -

The luck of the bracket is significant. I never thought Toofer would make it that far, but he happened to win against the specific opponents he came across.

gravatar Belle - February 15, 2009 - 2:40 AM -

Is Psych good? I've thought about checking out. I'm desperate for new shows! I watch too much tv lol

gravatar srah - February 16, 2009 - 8:54 AM -

Yes, you should watch it. Everyone should watch it. And you can watch it online!

gravatar JD - February 16, 2009 - 9:47 AM -

I like the whole concept, it should be applied to more things. Like when you need to buy a new car, or choose a restaurant for dinner, you just set up a bracket. I could see it now: The Ford Focus wins in a close final with the Honda Accord... tipping point, that snazzy green color.

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