My home town is a pretty nice place to be, and my mayor isn’t half-bad.  Still, I sometimes wish that we had someone like Mike Haggar who, when faced with a crisis, took the streets and started piledriving bad dudes with abandon.  Or maybe Mitch Hundred, who could maybe talk to my personal home assistant and figure out why the TV volume is always messed up.  Heck, I might even be fine with Eric Matthews (known in some realities as “Plays With Squirrels), whose prodigious intellect is matched only by his appreciation of the absurd, leading to today’s civic query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) wouldn’t mind the late Adam West, as seen on ‘Family Guy’, for his wacky hijinks and odd amount of political power, asking: Which pop culture mayor would you want to be YOUR fictional mayor?


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Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture! And a nice red uniform.


  1. nobody from Gotham City, that’s for damn sure.

    it’s interesting that a lot of fictional mayors are often portrayed as bumbling ineffectual bureaucrats who are just interested in keeping their jobs at best, and horribly corrupt at worst. like occasionally we get the idealized, truly selfless and altruistic president who looks out for everyone, but oftentimes mayors are just shorthand for municipal corruption and bureaucracy.

    i guess maybe Mayor McCheese, i dunno. he’d hopefully be delicious.

  2. Daniel Langsdale on

    Henry Deacon from Eureka, because Joe Morton. With him as mayor, we need not fear the Singularity.

  3. Jarmo Seppänen on

    I’ll have to go with Mike Haggar. He’s like a combination of Tom Selleck and Zangief, so its like covering all the bases from detective work to wrestling bears, if need arises.

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