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    Mayor Shelbourne
    "Blah blah blah, science science science, bigger! And bigger is better!"
    Gender: Male
    Type: Clueless and Greedy Mayor
    The post-2015 Nikocado Avocado of CWACOM
    Age: 47
    Species: Human
    Portrayed by: Bruce Campbell (movie)
    Sean Cullen (cartoon)
    Status: Alive
    Media of origin: Cloudy with A Chance of Meatballs


    Mayor Susano Shelbourne is the main antagonist of the 2009 Sony Pictures Animation film Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, based on the storybook on the same name, and he does not appear in the 2013 sequel that followed it. He is the mayor of the town of Swallow Falls, which is the main setting of the film.

    Mayor Shelbourne also appears in a TV show adaption of the aforementioned film (which is a prequel to the film) that first aired on Cartoon Network and YTV, where he appears as the one who runs the school of Cannery High. He is also shown to have a son named Gilbert Shelbourne.

    Why He Shouldn't Be the Mayor of Swallow Falls

    Movie

    1. He is greedy, selfish, and above all else gluttonous.
    2. He has an unhealthy obsession with eating and loves to eat unhealthy amounts of food in one go. He has a craving for the most bizarre and fatty foods imaginable, including a pizza stuffed inside a turkey deep fried in chocolate, or even shoving an overmutated hot dog with ice cream and donuts on it.
    3. Idiot move: He ate a sandwich raft keeping him afloat (A decision he regrets not long after, though).
    4. He is a lying and manipulative man with bad morals. He once said that "bigger is better", disregarding the fact that sometimes bigger is NOT always better.
    5. He is probably even worse than other greedy characters like Mr. Krabs.
    6. He is often an annoying narcissist with an overinflated ego.
    7. Later in the film, Shelbourne gained hundreds of pounds in less than a month, became a very obese mayor after greedily consuming large helpings of food, and was reduced to moving on a mobility scooter. As the movie progresses on, the FLDSMDFR starts to overload, so Flint tries to shut it down to prevent it from creating a giant food storm. Unfortunately, Shelbourne refuses to let him do so and destroys the communication device to the FLDSMDFR after mindlessly ordering a "Vegas' style all-you-can-eat buffet", causing the machine to become self-aware and start up the major food storm.
    8. Despite being fat, Shelbourne is able to do things that he couldn't with his obesity but he can possibly because the writers didn't think about it when they wrote the movie, like how he managed to sneak into Flint's laboratory twice because he couldn't have entered because number one, he was too fat to enter into the elevator and even Flint's dad had problems when getting into it and number two, the elevator had a password he didn't know about.

    TV Show adaptation

    1. He was flanderized in the TV show adaptation, making him even worse. He began acting more greedy and was more of a jerk than he already was.
    2. He only seems to care about his equally narcissistic son.
    3. His voice by Sean Cullen is irritating and can come across as annoying, compared to Bruce Campbell’s performance in the film.
    4. Speaking of his son, he doesn't seem to really pay attention to him, making him come across as a neglectful parent.
    5. It wouldn't make much sense to be the principal of the school if he were the mayor of Swallow Falls.

    Redeeming Qualities

    1. Shelbourne is not a character from the original storybook, much like the rest of the cast. This makes him a bit original, so the idea of adding him wasn't that bad.
    2. Shelbourne can be considered a great twist villain (being Sony's first attempt at one).
    3. The film's credits showed a scene of Shelbourne getting arrested by Earl for his greedy actions. However, taking advantage that Earl becames distracted for a moment, he jumps into a hole, possibly escaping or simply falling to his possible demise.
    4. At least he is not as flanderized in the TV show as Flint.
    5. It can be argued that making him a hate sink was intentional.
      • Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs would likely not be as great as it is without him.
    6. Bruce Campbell did an awesome job voicing him.

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