It's very safe to say that I love Officer Lou. He is definitely in my top five Simpsons characters of all time and it doesn't hurt that we sort-of share a name. I have been congratulated by my family and friends many times for a job well done with "That's some nice work, Lou". So, guess how I will feel about today's review?
Behind Officer Lou you'll see our themed wine and beer from last night's VP debate.
...and completely unrelated to the debates, let me tell you some things I like about this handsome public servant:
I have confidence in Officer Lou. I know that when I ask Lou a question, he is going to answer me directly and most likely with a thought-out, educated response. Ask the same questions to say, Chief Wiggum, and he's going to hedge around the issue - perhaps he'll even start talking about a subject he knows well (let's say, donuts) and somehow try to convince you that his position on donuts is relevant to the topic at hand. We can't trust Wiggum. Sure, he's good for a laugh with his ludicrous ignorance and folksy speak. Even if he can be charming (which some might find debatable), it is still mind-blowing that he is in a leadership position of enforcing the law and protecting people. The citizens of Springfield know and trust that Office Lou has the smarts and experience to make the right call.
I bet Wiggum doesn't even believe global warming is created by humans. I bet he thinks that the best solution to the energy crisis is drilling more oil - but this time right there in Springfield! Can you believe that? I wonder what kind of people would support such an agenda?
As far as the figure itself goes - all of the Simpsons line is great and realistic. That is, realistic to the cartoons as opposed to some other realism like when Homer accidentally stumbled into the third dimension. I love the way they highlight Lou's Popeye-esque arms and John Waters 'stach. He's a solid guy in all regards.
Officer Lou gets my vote! Er, I mean, five tentacles.