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.