Hi. We’re in the phase of the pandemic in which we can really start to inject serious amounts of COVID influence into our pop culture. Isn’t that amazing? We love it.
Mike Baxter from Last Man Standing
From the ABC publicity blurb about the show: “Mike Baxter is the marketing director for an iconic outdoor sporting goods store. He loves to have adventures while he’s traveling for work and, of course, he drives a pick-up truck.” Mike Baxter is the kind of guy who retweeted Tomi Lahren’s “carry a purse with that mask” tweet.
Bob Ewell from To Kill A Mockingbird
Everyone hates Bob Ewell, but Bob Ewell doesn’t care. In addition to his aggressive racism, Ewell spits in Atticus Finch’s face and tries to murder Scout and Jem. This dude has zero regard for human life, personal hygiene or basic human decency. Catch Bob Ewell at the takeout counter of a Papa Johns spewing germs and Roseanne Barr defenses.
Pre-death Eleanor Shellstrop from The Good Place
Yes, we know post-death Eleanor Shellstrop is a charismatic sweetheart who loves her friends. But do you really think the woman that lived by the creed, “You only look out for number one, scream at whoever disagrees with you,” is going to cover up half her face on her way to buy margarita mix?
Captain Hammer from Dr. Horrible’s Sing-along Blog
A man who thinks he’s invincible isn’t going to let a little illness scare him off. Captain Hammer’s on Facebook right now posting “if everyone wears a mask, how will we know who the bad guys are” on the Thinking Emoji background.
Lily from How I Met Your Mother
Over the course of the show’s run, Lily makes it outrageously clear that her personal comfort and outweighs the emotional needs of others. Hard to imagine Lily strapping cloth to her face when she’s just running into the gas station real quick.
Also, Barney seems like someone who would be a COVD denier altogether, given his “Whenever I start feeling sick, I stop being sick and be awesome instead” modus operandi.
Fry from Futurama
Fry actually spreads life-endangering germs on two different occasions within the Futurama canon: in the tv episode “Cold Warriors” and in the comic “A Cure For The Common Cold.” We love Fry almost as much as he loves downplaying illnesses he doesn’t deem harmful.