Recently I was directed to a cool new contest at http://www.thesimpsons.com/character/ where you get to come up with a new Simpsons character! Apparently the winner will have their creation appear in an upcoming episode, as well as a trip to LA to meet with a Simpsons artist and other stuff! Sounds cool, right?
I loved the idea, but wouldn't you know it - yep, looks like only U.S. Residents are eligible. D'oh! ...The plight of the Canadian I guess.
So then I figured 'heck, it might be a fun exercise, why not just do it anyway and post it on your blog?' So I went for it. ...and maybe just to throw it back at them, I gave my character an admittedly Canadian flair...
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Name: HockeyFight Phil (or Slewfoot Phil, still deciding which I like best)
Known Aliases: Phil McGrattzky
Occupation, If Any: Former Canadian hockey player/part time senior care worker
Hair Color: Red
Body Type: Canadian Hulk
Blood Type: Maple
Distinguishing Features: Missing teeth, persistent black eye, unwashed hockey uniform
Last Seen: At the zoo, yelling obscenities at the zebras...
Last Heard: 'Firmly' informing Homer Simpson, "You got 13 items, eh?" at the express checkout.
Known Catchphrases: "HOCKEY FIGHT!"
Other info: Beware, Phil may occasionally be slightly 'off' with regards to mental state, likely due to a few too many collisions throughout his career. He may exhibit quite the temper.
Anyway, thanks for indulging me folks! I don't know if my idea is the best, but I appreciate being able to share it with you. You still have a day or 2 left, so I hope you U.S. Residents enter the contest with all your creative ideas and make me proud! later!