Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Favorite Fictional Character --- Simon Sivelle

When I was thinking of my FFC today I was trying to figure out who to do until I poured some lemonade into my Simon glass from Hardees and I awas like "Eureka," I've done Brainy Smurf already, why not do my other "nerdy" hero.

Simon was always my favorite of the three Chipmunk boys.  Now I'm not that familiar with the earlier version of him or with the movies that came out a few years ago, but I'm in love with the character that appeared in the animated series that ran from 1983-1990.  Not only was he smarter than Einstein but he was way cool because he played in a band.  When I started having to wear glasses at a young age, Simon (and this is going to sound silly) was one of the things that made me feel better about having to wear them.  Wear glasses for the first time was ackward for me and since we were pretty poor my mom couldn't really afford what passed for stylish glasses in the early 80s.  Needless to say I ended up having to wear some pretty ugly ones, but seeing this really smart and cool character on TV, made me feel better about it.

While I liked all 3 of the boys, Simon just seemed to be the glue that held them together.  Without Simon, Alvin never would have been able to pull most of the schemes that he attempted.  Simon was the one who was smart enough to put Alvin's plans into action.  Theodore needs Simon's strength to keep him from always being pulled into mischief by Alvin.  Without Simon the other two would be lost.

Simon will always hold a special place in my heart, especially everytime I drink out of that glass.


Michelle Stockard Miller said...

This is so funny! I knew we had a lot in common, but now this seals it! Simon is my favorite chipmunk too. My sister and I used to put on Christmas pageants for my parents when we were kids and we had the Chipmunks Christmas tape. Tracy always did Alvin's part and I was Simon. I didn't wear glasses, but I just always wanted to be the smart one, I guess. Plus, I was tall so it was a fit. My boys are big fans of the new movies and I think my son Gabe likes Simon because he does wear glasses...LOL! Great post this week...thanks for the nostalgia. =O)

I'm going to try to start back with FFC next week. My brain has been so muddled with illness that it has been hard to concentrate on anything. I'm hoping I can come up with something.

Simcha said...

I LOVE Alvin and the Chipmunks! This is the cartoon that I remember the most clearly from my childhood, and even 20 years later I can still remember individual episodes. I even used to have an Alvin and the Chipmunks tape that I would fall asleep to every night. I still can't hear the song "Mr. Sandman" without thinking of this show. Great choice!

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

I don't think Simon ever got enough credit for all he did and helped with. :) Great pick for FFC! I have to agree. But I always loved Alvan. He always made me laugh. And each show whether adult or kids, needs the comic releave. Great pick!