[Ed. note: This post is by SOPHIST, one of the finalists in ATL Idol, the "reality blogging" competition that will determine ATL's next editor. It is marked with Sophist's avatar (at right).]
Thanks to all who participated in rounds one and two of the Lionel Hutz Invitational. Today we crown the most unrealistic fictional attorney of the past 18 years (subject to other completely arbitrary disclaimers and conditions, stated and imaginary).
The finalists share one thing in common; they represent clients far dumber than they.
Congratulations to readers’ choice winner LeBron James. He played LeBron James on brain steroids in the popular commercial, entitled “I’m pretty sure we can get idiots to purchase water with food-coloring in it if we call it Super-Water.”
Vote in the final poll after the jump.
3. Elle Woods (Legally Blonde) v. 5 Vincent Gambini (My Cousin Vinny)
Woods took on her climactic case while she was still in law school. Vinny qualified his girlfriend to give expert testimony. Clearly, these are two worthy finalists.
The most disturbing issue is how popular these movies became. Marissa Tomei won an Oscar for her role. Legally Blonde was such a hit that they made another movie, and another one, and a musical. Why can’t Elle Woods go to medical school and leave me alone?