Some are calling him the most relatable; others are calling him the most terrifying — but whatever your take is on "Gritty," the new Philadephia Flyers mascot, he certainly made an impact when he was unleashed on fans on Monday, Sept, 24. 

There's a lot to unpack here — falling down twice on his first day, shooting someone with a T-shirt cannon — so let's look at this one step at a time. 

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Gritty was released to Philadelphia Flyers fans during Monday night's game against the Pittsburgh Penguins. 

Gritty was released toPhiladelphia Flyers fans during Monday night's game against the Pittsburgh Penguins.
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According to The Globe And Mail, Gritty is the Flyers' second mascot since 1976, when they had a short run with a character called "Slapshot." 

Clearly, the muppet comparison that @TheMightyERKOCK just made is not out of line. 

Clearly, the muppet comparison that @TheMightyERKOCK just made is not out of line.
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I kinda thought he looked like Sweetums — another nightmare-inducing cuddle-bug from my childhood.

But Gritty has more of a, well, hyper look in his eyes. Just a bit too much espresso for this mascot, ya know?

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Nevertheless, Gritty announced himself on Twitter early in the morning on Monday, September 24. 

Nevertheless, Gritty announced himself on Twitter early in the morning on Monday, September 24.
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It could be argued that his autograph is the most aesthetically pleasing thing about him, but I'm not here to judge...well, not quite yet, at least. 

The Penguins, who were set to face off against The Flyers that night, didn't seem too intimidated by the goofy, orange, er...thing. But maybe they should have been. 

The Penguins, who were set to face off against The Flyers that night, didn't seem too intimidated by the goofy, orange, er...thing. But maybe they should have been.
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Like, I'm not sleeping at all if that thing tweeted at me with those words and those eyes! 😱