And the Best Pop Culture Dog Is . . .
Who’s your favorite dog in movies and TV? The website TheRinger.com decided to hold its own pageant. Dogs were judged in four categories: Utility, Cuteness, Relevance, and Intangibles.
And the winner was . . . Beethoven the Saint Bernard.
They disqualified so-called “legendary” dogs like Lassie, Snoopy, Old Yeller, Lady, AND the Tramp.
Beethoven’s runners-up were “John Wick’s” puppy . . . Frank the Pug from “Men in Black” . . . Chance the American Bulldog from “Homeward Bound” . . . Charlie the Labradoodle from “A Star Is Born” . . .
Buddy the Golden Retriever from “Air Bud” . . . and Olivia from both “Widows” and “Game Night”.
Other dogs that were considered included Disney’s Pluto . . . Santa’s Little Helper from “The Simpsons” . . . the Taco Bell Chihuahua . . . CatDog . . . Einstein from “Back to the Future” . . . Toto from “The Wizard of Oz” . . .
Hercules from “The Sandlot” . . . Fang from “Harry Potter” . . . Baxter from “Anchorman” . . . and Eddie from “Frasier”.