Happy St. Patrick’s Day weekend, folks! What are your plans for the holiday? Will you join in on the Guinness-fueled debauchery, or will you channel Liz Lemon and hibernate until the streets are no longer seas of green? To get ourselves in the St. Patty’s Day spirit, we’ve decided to take film and TV leprechauns and rank ’em from worst to best — because, well, what’s more Irish and debaucherous than a good ol’ fashioned leprechaun? Since it’s tough to fairly rate the effectiveness of a folkloric creature that’s prone to varying descriptions, we’re evaluating these tiny gold-hoarders with their most popular classification in mind — small, mischievous cobblers who store their gold in pots at the end of rainbows. Cool? Cool. Kick back, pour yourself a big bowl of Lucky Charms, and enjoy as we rank us some leprechauns.
#10. The Worst Leprechaun — The Beatles (TV Series) “Do You Want to Know a Secret”
First things first, how great is Ringo in that dance number? As enjoyable as this “Do You Want to Know a Secret” cartoon counterpart may be, its resident leprechaun is 100% sexy fairy and 0% leprechaun. And what’s this about leaving your face-jug on a mantel for a leprechaun to fill with gold? We love you, cartoon Beatles, but you’re mistakenly lusting after Tinkerbell’s minxish cousin, not a leprechaun.