From the LOGO press release:
ROGER FROM AMERICAN DAD CROWNED “GAYEST CARTOON CHARACTER OF ALL TIME” IN LOGO TV’S FIRST-EVER MARCH MADNESS COMPETION FOR POP CULTURE FANS
New York, April 8, 2014 – After hundreds of thousands of votes, Roger, the brazen intergalactic disguise-yielding space alien from American Dad, has been crowned “Gayest Cartoon Character of All Time” in Logo TV’s first-ever March Madness style competition for pop culture fans. The path to victory wasn’t easy for Roger, as four grueling matchups pitted him head-to-head against Captain Planet, Peppermint Patty/Marcie (Peanuts), Vanity Smurf (The Smurfs) and ultimately Sailor Uranus and Sailor Neptune (Sailor Moon) in the final round.
The bracket style completion featured an eclectic mix of current and classic cartoon characters, including some out-and-proud toons (“South Park’s” Big Gay Al), some who’ve definitely made you wonder over the years (like “Scooby Doo’s” Velma or MTV’s Daria) as well as some that defy all explanation (can a rabbit, lion or a smurf be gay?).
The battle kicked off on March 18th on Logo’s NewNowNext.com and TheBackLot.com with 32 animated contenders facing off in traditional head-to-head bracket-style voting. Each round featured a myriad of upsets with cartoon royalty Squidward (Spongebob Squarepants) and He-Man (He-Man) being ousted in round one, Wayland Smithers (The Simpsons) and Bugs Bunny (Looney Toons) in round 2, Betty Deville (Rugrats) and Xander (Drawn Together) in round three and Stewie Griffin (Family Guy) and Big Gay Al (South Park) in round 4. The full tournament results can be found here.
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