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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

The Most Neighborly Final Four


Hi diddly ho, neighborinos! After a long week of voting, we have the results of the Elite Eight round of voting on the Most Neighborly bracket. 

Ethel Mertz (I Love Lucy) vs 25 Sheldon Dinkleburg (The Fairly OddParents)
2. George Wilson (Dennis the Menace) vs 26 Mary Jane Watson (Spiderman)
Barney Rubble (The Flintstones) vs 11 Ned Flanders (The Simpsons)
MrRogers (Mr. Roger's Neighborhood) vs 12 Cosmo Kramer (Seinfeld)

So interestingly, the results skewed towards more of the classic neighbors. Created in 1989, Ned Flanders is the most recently created neighbor in the bracket which is a development we did not expect. The three remaining classic neighbors all seem to embody a trait of pop culture neighborlyness. Ethel is the friendly neighbor. Mr Rogers is the wise neighbor. Mr Wilson is the cranky neighbor. Flanders seems to be a modern take oh Mr Rogers. It is interesting to note that Mr Rogers was a Presbyterian minister and Flanders also seems to be a devout sweater wearing Presbyterian, possibly as a nod to Mr Rogers. Here are the Final Four match ups.

Ethel Mertz (I Love Lucy) vs MrRogers (Mr. Roger's Neighborhood)
2. George Wilson (Dennis the Menace) vs 11 Ned Flanders (The Simpsons)

So here's what you can do. First, go ahead and vote on the Final Four. Second, make sure to check out the entire bracket. Third, make sure to follow the show on Facebook and Twitter for updates on the bracket. Finally, listen to us on iTunes, Stitcher, Soundcloud, and now Google Play for our detailed analysis of the bracket which is also embedded below.