Welcome to another edition of Pop Pedestal, a series to honor our favorite characters in pop culture. Today, I'd like to turn your attention to an oft-unsung heroine: Cindy "Mac" Mackenzie of Veronica Mars, the Manic Panic-streaked computer geek of my dreams.
It's time for another Pop Pedestal, and today I've got one for all the parents out there. I don't know about you, but when I'm in a parenting jam—and granted, my kid's only two, but even two-year-olds can be total assholes—I like to channel my favorite pop-culture parents for psychic assistance. Clair and Cliff Huxtable, Florida Evans, Red and Kitty Foreman, Peggy Hill: All have the right stuff in place for raising their kids—heart, humor, smarts, respect, and the occasional needfully deployed "dumbass." But in portraying how simultaneously selfish and selfless are the realities of raising a person, Almost Famous's single mom, Elaine Miller, deserves a place in the pantheon.
We're going kid-cartoony for our fourth week of Pop Pedestal, where we give a shout out to pop culture personalities we admire. This week is all about the force behind Inspector Gadget… Can we get a Go-Go Penny!?
Welcome back to Pop Pedestal, a series dedicated to the pop culture personalities we most admire! Up today: Tami and Eric Taylor of Friday Night Lights. (Attention Netflix Instant viewers: This post contains no spoilers past season one!)