Hopefully everyone enjoyed their 4th of July and isn’t too upset about being back in the office. Even if you are, we’re here with some of your favorite co-workers to brighten your day. Liz Lemon, Fran Fine, Leslie Knope, and Diane Chambers hit the character battlefield for a day of intense competition. Check out Kendra and Chelsea’s break downs, then get out there and vote!
Being a bartender myself, ok a veteran bartender, I have a special place in my heart for anyone struggling to succeed in the service industry. Diane Chambers is one of those people. She wants to be a good waitress, she really does, but she is accustomed to relying on her intellect to achieve, not her personality. She’s smart, she’s attractive, but she’s got no game, no street smart finesse, a bit of a nerd. What she does have is heart. She has a sincere interest in people and the emotional affairs of their lives. You don’t come in contact with people like her much in the world, never mind the bar business. I think she’d be fun to work with.
Liz Lemon is a different type of nerd. She suffers from traumas and phobias and is often heard saying things like ‘what the what’ and ‘by the hammer of Thor’. Now let me tell you, office jobs suck. I’m sure most of you already know that. So having Liz Lemon as a coworker in an office job would be freaking amazing. She is a constant source of fodder. She has no social skills, cannot maintain relationships, and overly focused on what others think of her. There is a new Liz story on a daily basis. She steals focus from the drudgery of being a 9-5 shmoe. You gotta love someone like that. They show up once in a while, but in the real world, they usually get canned for some corporate bullshit and end up working the counter in a specialty candy store, no matter how talented they are.
Listen, I would give anything to work with either one of these characters but if I had to pick one over the other, it’d be Diane because she’s smart, she’s quick-witted, but most importantly, she cares about others and knows how to be a good friend. That’s pretty hard to come by.
Kendra Cunningham is a stand up comic living in Brooklyn where she owns a super comfortable bed. She spends most of her time wondering where the hell her sugar daddy is and hoping he didn’t settle. www.blondelogicblog.com
Every time that I look at the new bracket lineup I think about how some match ups can’t possibly have anything in common. This was one of those cases. Then did a little thinking and these two are more alike than you’d think. Yes, Fran Fine is a nanny and Leslie is an elected government official, but they’re both willing to take responsibilities on at the drop of a hat, they both are unnaturally outgoing, and they both dated their higher-ups.
First impressions are important and Fran definitely makes an impact upon arrival. She’s fabulous from head to toe and brimming with confidence. Someone I’d love to have as my mom. Well, maybe not my mom, but definitely my nanny (see? she’s in the perfect job). She has an infectious laugh and her voice is something special. Maybe not something you could listen to all day, but in 22 minute intervals Fran Fine is more than fantastic. Although at first glance she may comes off a little ditzy, she proves herself time and time again to be smart, independent, and entirely capable of doing whatever she sets her mind to. If I was fired from my job and kicked out of my house I hope that I handle it as flawlessly as Fran Fine.
Leslie Knope should be taught about in schools so girls can use her as a kick ass role model. She is a power house of a human that runs on waffles, whipped cream, and dreams. Sometimes Leslie’s efficiency in the Parks and Rec department seems impossible but, then again, maybe I’m just jealous. On top of being fantastic at her job she goes above and beyond as a friend. Even when things go downhill, she comes through with her eternal optimism and gets down to business. Leslie is someone who puts everything into achieving her dreams, then goes a step further and helps others with theirs. If everyone should tried to be a little more like Leslie Knope, we’d be better for it. And we’d probably have a some really amazing parks. For that, I give this round to Leslie Knope.