The Great Muppet Tournament – Round 1, Part 1

There were a lot of good nominations in Friday’s thread. Enough that I didn’t want to cut anybody. So, I narrowed it down to 128 nominees, with 7 rounds of eliminations (8 if you count Round 1 as two rounds). This was the largest power of 2 I could make work.

The old standbys did as well as expected, so if there was somebody obvious who you think should have been nominated, you had all weekend to nominate them. Maybe they’ll be on the list in Part 2.

The Cuts

Donatello and Eliot Shag received as many upvotes as the least-upvoted contenders here, but to fit a 128-player bracket, they were randomly chosen to be left behind.

The worst-faring nominee, however, was easily Big Bird’s Brazilian counterpart: the nightmarish murderbird, Garibaldo, whose nomination received zero upvotes. Farewell, Garibaldo. You will not be missed.

Others who missed the cut:
Angel Marie
Bean Bunny
Crachit Children
Dictabird (Flintstones)
Fiery Gang
Meteora
Ovejita
Sal
Seymour
The Wiseman’s Hat
Betty Lou
BP Richfield
Cantus
Clifford
Dracula (Forgetting Sarah Marshall)
Foo-Foo
Leonardo
Pino
Sir Blunderbrain
Toccata
Treelo
Wanda
Baby Bear
Chipowski
Digit
Gryphon
Hugga Wugga
Purple Rain Man
Samson
Supergrass
Wayne
Will Possum
Zoe
Bubba
Mad Hatter
March Hare
Mock Turtle
Murray
Sebastian
The Wiseman

Also nominated, but disqualified, were Carol Kane, and Big-Fat-Ugly-Bug-Face-Baby-Eating O’Brien. They are technically both human.

This round will last approximately 24 hours, at which point your upvotes will be counted and Round 1 Part 2 will be posted. Downvote if you like, but only upvotes will be counted.