Congratulations to the 16 comedy characters who have survived to represent their shows in the bracket tournament! They are:
- Janet — The Good Place
- Raymond Holt — Brooklyn Nine-Nine
- Jackie Daytona — What We Do in the Shadows
- Mr. Peanutbutter — BoJack Horseman
- Louise Belcher — Bob’s Burgers
- Moira Rose — Schitt’s Creek
- Charlie Kelly — It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
- NoHo Hank — Barry
- “Baby” Billy Freeman — The Righteous Gemstones
- Ted Lasso — Ted Lasso
- Bertie — Tuca & Bertie
- Sandra Kaluiokalani — Superstore
- Poison Ivy — Harley Quinn
- Fleabag — Fleabag
- Gretchen Cutler — You’re the Worst
- The Tick — The Tick
The three-way tie for Superstore was decided at random.
Today we’ll be deciding the champions for the sixteen shows in the Drama division, which are, as a reminder:
- Better Call Saul
- The Queen’s Gambit
- Cobra Kai
- When They See Us
- The Good Lord Bird
- The Crown
- Love, Victor
- Perry Mason
- Killing Eve
- Veronica Mars
Remember, only ONE CHARACTER from each of these shows will move on to participate in the bracket tournament. I’ll start you guys out with a list of main characters from each show (and major supporting characters, where it seems appropriate). If there’s a character you’re desperate to see missing from the list, you can nominate them, but remember: This is to try to eliminate late-nomination bias, and to give you guys time to get down to the real business of this tournament, which is: CAMPAIGNING. Vote-swapping between divisions is totally allowed; to see which shows are in the other divisions, check here: https://the-avocado.org/2021/04/02/avocado-april-madness-drama-character-prelims-2/
To avoid comment overload, today we will only be voting in the Drama division. The Youth and Sci-Fi/Fantasy divisions will come over the next two days.
You went to all the trouble to get your favorite shows picked: Now don’t leave your favorite character’s fate up to chance! You have 24 hours to make your pitch, make your deals, and make the Avocado do your will.
Because only one character from each show will progress, you should only vote once in each show.
Drama character prelims will be open until 5 pm on Sunday, April 4.