Shameless 1980s Nostalgia Tournament – Matchup #11 – Stripe v Johnny 5

Welcome back to the Shameless 1980’s Nostalgia Tournament. The premise is simple. We pit two awesome things from the 80’s against each other and our expert panel of Nostalgia Profiteers decide which awesome thing is more awesome.

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First Round Matchup #11 –



Johnny 5

What we have here is a true battle of Good vs Evil.

Stripe was one bad Mofo that you just did not want to mess with. I don’t care if he was only three feet tall, anyone who will tie up the family dog and order an old lady sent to the Moon, that is not someone to take lightly.

Johnny 5 just wants to be alive. He’s curious. He’s intuitive. He kills a grasshopper and has an existential crisis. He wants to learn about life and love and the meaning of it all.

Now if this was an actual fight Stripe would win in a bloodbath, right?

Not so fast my friend.

Stripe was dumb. Like real dumb. He was nasty and mean (and loved to party – bonus points there – anyone who’s first stop on the way to world domination is the local tavern to get his boys drunk, well that’s a leader of men). But he caused his own death by basically rendering himself defenseless trying to multiply in the middle of a fight. Gizmo was no genius himself so if you are getting outsmarted by Gizmo, well that’s a problem.

Johnny 5 on the other hand, he hoodwinked the entire US Military, pulled the old fake death rope-a-dope and took off to Montana. Plus he has that laser beam. Johnny 5 would fry Stripe up like bacon.

Brains over brawn all day.

Winner – Johnny 5

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