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Quarterfinals, Week 10: Andy Bernard vs. Ellie Arroway

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Which person, if real, would make the best housemate—and why?

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This week’s judge: Harvard University Alumni Association. Twitter: @HarvardAlumni.

MIT-Cornell Fictional Alumni Face-Off

Need some inspiration? Learn more about Andy Bernard and Ellie Arroway.

As before, judges will be looking for posts that are clever, witty, absurd, and downright ridiculous. The more entertaining they find your comment to be, the more likely it will tip the scale in favor of your alma mater. Voting ends each Friday at noon ET.

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17 Comments

  1. Brittany '11

     /  December 5, 2011

    Why will Andy Bernard be a better housemate than Ellie Arroway?

    Well, first off, Andy is less liable to jet off and go try and find aliens of whose existence he has no actual proof. Andy grew up in a privileged life and will always make rent. He’d also be an extremely entertaining housemate. One could just sit and observe his antics and be entertained for hours, whereas Ellie is extremely boring in comparison. He’s also musical, so you needn’t waste time or money going to a concert, just have Andy sing a capella or play an instrument for you.

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  2. Noah

     /  December 6, 2011

    What housemate? Between running off to Puerto Rico to listen for aliens at the Arecibo Radio Telescope (built and operated by Cornell for almost 5 decades) and being beamed 26 light years away, Ellie would never be around. Even if the rent check made it back from Vega, I’d still have to clean the bathroom all by myself. Again.

    More importantly, though, Ellie’s destiny is controlled by her author, Carl Sagan (Harvard faculty from 1962-1968, Cornell faculty from 1968-1996). No way Professor Sagan would let MIT win this one.

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  3. Bob

     /  December 6, 2011

    If I wanted a snarky, videogame playing, tantrum throwing roommate, I could just go look for any idiot off Craigslist. And please, I want to listen to my own music, not Andy Bernard.

    I would much, much rather have the hot roommate with a passion for science and a deep, abiding belief in the existence of extraterrestrial life. As for being teleported away, that’s all in the past, and it was only for a few brief moments (although she says it was 18 hours) anyways.

    Hands down, Ellie over Andy Bernard.

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  4. the alchemist

     /  December 6, 2011

    Let’s see, live with a person that sells paper in Scranton, PA, or someone that travels the world, and the universe. That’s easy Ellie. I’d have the house to myself most of the time, and when she does come back, the stories she’ll have.
    Ellie, it’s an easy choice!

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  5. Christine

     /  December 7, 2011

    Hands down Ellie. She’d rarely be there, what with being married to her job and all the space travel. And she’d have the best stories when she did bother to stop in!

    Andy seems like a nice guy, but he’s got a SERIOUS anger issue. Even if he did graduate from anger management just as he did from Cornell, on time, that doesn’t mean it worked!

    Plus, no thank you to the banjo playing, the hitting on my friends, or the constant reminders about where he went to school!

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  6. Hal

     /  December 7, 2011

    Who’d make a better housemate? Let’s see: Obnoxious paper salesman or scientific Jodie Foster look-alike. I think I’ve got to go with Ellie Arroway on this one. Actually, it wasn’t even a close call.

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  7. Kevin

     /  December 7, 2011

    If you want to find a good roommate, you should ask the people that have already lived with him/her….Checking with Andy’s parents obviously leads to Ellie. His dad, Steven Collins, was the captain of the USS Enterprise before Capt. Kirk. His mom, Dee Wallace, had ET living in her house! Ellie and the aliens win.

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  8. Lori Hart

     /  December 8, 2011

    Ellie!! No question!

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  9. Tom Furlong

     /  December 8, 2011

    With Andy you can be assured he could wrangle an entertaining group of people to come by the house for a party. Ellie Arroway is nothing more than a glorified space cadet- fun for cheap laffs but that is about it. Go Nard Dog!

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  10. Sideshow Mel

     /  December 8, 2011

    Andy Bernard!

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  11. DC

     /  December 9, 2011

    Andy Bernard, hands down. For one, he could serenade me. For another, he’s hilarious and shares the Big Red spirit.

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  12. Kristin

     /  December 9, 2011

    What if the aliens came back and mistook you for Ellie? (who knows if aliens can tell humans apart) – I don’t think I’d sleep well with her as a roommate.

    Andy would probably wake you up with a song – a much better way to wake up then alien abduction.

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  13. Liz

     /  December 9, 2011

    Ellie would be a way more interesting housemate. You can get some boring office worker any time but I’d love to be able to share conversation with such a passion for science and a great imagination. If there’s anyway to hang out with someone who’s been to another world, I’d take it.

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  14. DeanC

     /  December 9, 2011

    Which would you rather tell people: “My roommate is an astronomer from MIT involved in the construction of a space travel device” vs. “I live with a middle aged guy who works for a Scranton paper company who can’t stop talking about how he went to Cornell” ?

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  15. Kristen

     /  December 9, 2011

    Andy is too needy to be a good housemate. Ellie all the way!

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  16. carole

     /  December 9, 2011

    i’d definitely pick ellie. if she can tackle the complexities of space exploration, i bet she’d be able to cook a mean feast when needed. she’d be a good person to do trouble shooting/problem solving with, and she strikes me as a good listener. sure she’s busy, but she also seems responsible so i bet the rent check would arrive on time and she’d clean up after herself.

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  17. David

     /  December 9, 2011

    With Ellie as a housemate, if I have a problem with my smart phone or satellite tv, she could help fix it. Heck, she could program an app for my phone to monitor for extraterrestrial signals. Andy could supply us with paper when the printer needs some.

    Ellie wins!

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