Cleveland, Ohio – Pikachu, arguably the most recognizable Pokemon, has officially been named as the first Pokemon to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Thursday morning, appeasing thousands of Pokemon fans that have been anxiously waiting to see the electric rat monster receive the credit he deserves.
Many others however believe that Pikachu is not the best Pokemon to represent Rock & Roll in the Pokemon kingdom, leading to controversy within the community. Youngstown resident Tadd Dipbrenner said to a reporter that wishes to remain anonymous, “I’m not saying Pikachu doesn’t deserve to get into the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame, but first? Before Clefairy? Before Diglett? Before Rock & Rollitor? I mean, Pikachu doesn’t even play any instrument or sing any music. It just seems like an odd choice to me.”
Tadd isn’t alone, either. Some Pokemon fans have even lined up outside the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame to protest the induction of Pikachu, many holding confusing anti-Trump signs.
“We just wanted to finally get a Pokemon into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame to make everyone happy,” spokesman for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Jeremy Winslow said in an interview. “Is Pikachu the best choice? I really don’t know, I don’t play the games. What I do know is that people are taking this thing way too seriously. This is just the first Pokemon to be inducted, not the last. Unless, of course, people keep making such a big deal out of this thing. Then you know what? No Clefairy. Not now, not ever. Not unless you people get your act together.”
Mr. Winslow’s comments were not taken well by the Pokemon community at large and started passing around petitions trying to get Jeremy Winslow removed from the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, only to discover that not only did Winslow not work at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, but the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame had been dead for fourteen years.
In fact, it was this very night all those years ago when the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame was struck by a drunk driver and killed.