Sunday, June 22, 2014

Geekdom Madness: Wild Child

This week's match-up is between the Tot of Terror and the Parka'd Perpetual Redshirt

Let's meet the combatants:


The youngest child of the Griffin household, this toddler already has the intellect and engineering skills to rival most Bond villains. Originally dedicated to world domination and the grisly death of his mother, Stewie has since begrudgingly accepted the world as it is - for now...

* Arguably the most book-smart of the Griffin clan by leagues and capable of constructing advanced machinery (mostly weaponry).
* Has actually shown a heart of gold on occasion.
* Has a pleasant Rex-Harrison-Esque voice.

* Megalomaniacal and bloodthirsty.
* Often tripped up by his age-appropriate attention span and emotional spectrum.
* Far too confused about his gender and sexual preferences for anyone, nevermind someone his age.


Middle-Child of one of the poorest households in South Park, Colorado, 8-year-old Kenny is usually at the epicenter of every strange happening in the "quiet" mountain town, right alongside his friends Stan, Kyle, and Eric. Has died many ghoulish deaths, yet somehow miraculously reappears a short time later - possibly due to his parents' brief stint with a Cthulhu-worshiping cult.

* Wise beyond his years.
* Moonlights as one of the city's most competent superheroes (not that his competition is anything special).
* For all intents and purposes, is immortal.  He can never stay dead long even if he wants to.

* Has a fondness for reckless behavior such as substance abuse and (by 8-year-old standards) promiscuity
* While often a victim of bullying, he has on occasion dished it right back.
* With his hood muffling his voice, only his closest friends can understand a word he's saying.

Final Thoughts
Both are children who act like adults (when not acting like children). Both are on hit-rated animated shows for adults. Both have filthy mouths, and both have huge fanbases. Neither of them would likely have very nice things to say about this blog's most-visited subject. However, I've often felt that one show has only gotten better while the other has only gotten worse, so I'm voting where I see consistent quality. But that's my opinion; what's yours?

As always, make sure you're viewing the WEB version of the site and vote in the poll on the right-hand side of the screen. Poll closes Friday, and results posted on Saturday. Feel free to discuss your pick in the comments below.

1 comment:

  1. I have no real opinion on South Park, whereas I actively can't stand Family Guy, so the former gets my vote here.