Saturday, August 29, 2015

Character Battle Round 1 - White Division -CLOSED-

Hey everyone. Blue division voting has ended. You can find the results on the Blue Division Round 1 post, or you can see it here on the updated bracket!


Chet Hunter

Contestant: Chet Hunter
Portrayed By: Blake Clark (1995-2000, 2015)
First Episode: "Career Day"
Latest Episode: "Girl Meets Hurricane"
Signature Episode: "Career Day", "I Never Sang for My Legal Guardian", "Janitor Dad", "Brothers", "We'll Have a Good Time Then", "Road Trip"
Episode Count: 13
Claim to Fame: Shawn's father
Occupation: Con Man/Schemer/Overall n'er-do-well
Approximate Age: 50 when he died,  late 60s if alive today
Current Status: Deceased
Strengths: Ambitious, Sly, Gregarious
Weaknesses: Irresponsible, Untrustworthy, General scoundrel



Contestant: Francis (Leslie?) Albert Stecchino Sr. AKA VADEEEERRRRRR
Portrayed By: Leon "Big Van Vader" White (1995-1996)
First Episode: "The Thrilla in Phila"
Latest Episode: "Sixteen Candles and Four-Hundred Pound Men"
Signature Episode: 
 "Sixteen Candles and Four-Hundred Pound Men"
Episode Count: 3
Claim to Fame: Frankie's father, Heavyweight Champion of the World
Occupation: Professional wrestler
Approximate Age: 60?
Current Status: Unknown
Strengths: Powerful, Intimidating, Loves his kids
Weaknesses: Frightening, Always Shouting, Unable to relate to kids on topics but wrestling

Chet has defeated Vader with 92% of the votes against 8%.


Mrs. Svorski

Contestant: Mrs. Svorski
Portrayed By: Cloris Leachman (2014-2015)
First Episode: "Girl Meets Popular"
Latest Episode: "Girl Meets Gravity"
Signature Episode: Both
Episode Count: 2
Claim to Fame: Original owner of Svorski Bakery/Topanga's
Occupation: Proprietor of Svorski's Bakery
Approximate Age: 80s when she died
Current Status: Deceased
Strengths: Good Cook, Jokester, Pretty zen about the whole death thing
Weaknesses: Not a great business lady, only had one joke, Pretty creepy abou tthe whole death thing


Katy Hart

Contestant: Katy Hart
Portrayed By: Cheryl Texiera (2014-present)
First Episode: "Girl Meets Maya's Mother"
Latest Episode: "Girl Meets Yearbook" (more on the way)
Signature Episodes: "Girl Meets Maya's Mother", "Girl Meets Master Plan", "Girl Meets Hurricane"

Episode Count: 6 (more coming)
Claim to Fame: Maya's mother, Shawn's love interest
Occupation: Waitress at Topanga's/Actress
Approximate Age: Mid-Late 30s
Current Status:  Living in Manhattan
Strengths: Selfless, Theatrical, Dedicated
Weaknesses: Too theatrical?, Occasional liar, not always there for her daughter

Katy has defeated Mrs. Svorski with 87% of the votes against 13%.


Isadora Smackle

Contestant: Isadora Smackle
Portrayed By:
Cecelia Balagot (2014-present)
First Episode: "Girl Meets Popular"
Latest Episode: "Girl Meets Farkle's Choice (more coming)
Signature Episode: "Girl Meets Smackle"
Episode Count: 3
Claim to Fame: Femme-Farkle, Farkle's probable love interest
Occupation: Eighth grader at Einstein Academy
Approximate Age: 13
Current Status: Living in New York
Strengths: High intelligent, better at debate than Farkle, Not shallow
Weaknesses: Few social skills, too into Farkle


Leonard Spinelli

Contestant: Leonard "Lennie" Spinelli
Portrayed By: Willie Garson (1993-1994)
First Episode: "Father Knows Less"
Latest Episode: "The Father/Son Game"
Signature Episodes: Both

Episode Count: 2 (5 for Willie Garson all totaled0
Claim to Fame: Alan's assistant manager at the store
Occupation: Former supermarkert Assistant Manager, then a minister, now maybe an attorney at Topanga's firm?
Approximate Age: 50s
Current Status:  Unknown
Strengths: Polite, Means well
Weaknesses: Meek, awkward, assumes people don't remember him

Lenny has defeated Smackle with 59% of the votes against 41%.


  1. Chet over Vader. Leon "Vader" White is one of the most underrated World Champs in the history of the business. For a man of his size, he had the agility of much smaller men. However, the character "Vader" from BMW doesn't hold a candle to the one and only Chet Hunter. Chet was larger than life in more ways than one. Everything he said and did just felt as big as his personality. He owned the screen every time he was on the show. This one was exactly as easy as it appeared.

    Katy over Mrs. Svorski: I think outside of Riley and Maya themselves, the best addition to the BMW/GMW universe has been Katy Hart. I really love this character and how she's she's been presented. All the credit in the world to Cheryl, who has brought Katy to life. Can't wait to see where they take her.

    Lenny over Smakle: Coin Flip. That's all I got lol.

    1. I don't understand how Vader can hope to compete with Lenny. A flavor of the month pro wrestler that was a cheap shot at a celeb cameo vs. Blake Clark? No way!

    2. I assume you mean Chet here, not Lenny.

      And Vader's not really supposed to compete with Chet. The 'better characters' were all given weaker opponents via seeding. That's why the Top 8 were given byes, and people like Turner, Amy, Crazy Hat, Jack, had pretty weak opponents.

    3. This way, all the big characters should be around in the end and won't have taken each other out in the early rounds.

  2. Chet, Katy and Smackle.

    Vader was cool and all, but if Ben Savage wasn't such a wresting fan, he would never had been on in the first place, and no one likes a bully. He even backed down to Feeny in The Thrilla in Philla, what a wuss. While no one may have liked the way Chet lived his life, least of all Shawn, he was a colorful character and he showed he loved his kids. I also loved his vocal twang.

    Katy is a great character and Cheryl a very good actress. It is always a pleasure to see her in an episode. Mrs. Svorski was a good character and Cloris Leachman is wonderful, but we didn't get enough of her for her to win in this matchup.

    I took Isadora over Lenny because every time the actor was on one of the shows, he was playing a different character, none of whom where important. Smackle will undoubtedly be a recurring character for a while and she is a great foil to Farkle.

    1. Well, teeeechnically, Leonard Spinelli was in TWO episodes.

    2. Hi five for Smackle. I really didn't expect this outpouring of love for Lenny

    3. Lenny is the best character in the show

  3. Willie Garson's character from Meets Popular is credited under a different name than Lenny...though I like Christian's idea that every character is just Lenny jumping from life occupation to life occupation.
    BTW check out Little Manhattan Willie slays in it (not literally).

  4. Chet. Lenny (I have a soft spot for him. His role made Alan feel a lot more multi-dimensional in Season One). Katy.

  5. Leonard Spinelli is my jam. I would've liked to see more of him.

    "Oh, boy. Ok, let's recap. Your father says there was no game but knows there was one. You know there was a game but you don't want your father to know you know. Well let me ask you this - don't you think he knows you know he knows you know you know he knows, you know? ...You've got to excuse me, I'm on painkillers."

  6. Can only speak to Katy vs. Mrs. Svorski, which doesn’t seem like a fair fight.
    Katy is my favourite adult character on the show. As written and performed, she is the most consistently adult of the adults. Pairing her with Topanga tends to blunt the sharpness, though.

    It is a safe bet that Cloris Leachman will be the most gifted artist to appear on the show. The role had to have come first and was cast per normal. I would hate to think they got her first then thought up this. And her credits include an appearance on Hot in Cleveland, so it is not as if this was beneath her. She just seems to like to work. It was still a waste.

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  8. Chet, Katy, Lenny.

    The first two are obvious. Nothing against Vader or Svorski, but neither leave as much as an impact as thier competition.

    Lenny's is the greatest story never told. From nuerotic assistant manager to saintly
    priest, to self absorbed and cynical lawyer. What exactly happened to this guy?!?!