Most online petitions are pointless, futile exercises in ironic activism. The White House isn’t going to deport Justin Bieber, George Lucas isn’t coming back to direct Star Wars: Episode IX, and sorry, racists, but if Kanye West wants to record a David Bowie tribute album (which he doesn’t), he can.
But there’s one petition I can get behind: Danny DeVito as Detective Pikachu.
There are a number of us that feel as though Danny DeVito would be a prime fit for the voice acting role of the Detective Pikachu. We want to make this happen. (Via Change.org)
“A number of us” = “everyone.”
Frank Reynolds as an electric mouse makes about as much sense as a video game where Pikachu is a hard-boiled crime-solver in a Sherlock Holmes hat, which is to say, it makes all the sense in the world. Pokémon Company developers are hard at work finishing the level in Great Detective Pikachu: The Birth of a New Duo where Pikachu drops out of a couch naked, covered in sweat.