I think most people were fine with Ric Olie being the exception to the sock puppet rule.
I seem to remember TV's Frink saying that Ric was "a gift from Moth3r and Jay", so it seems a bit like you guys are being... well, a person that gives something and then they're dissatisfied, and they wish they... had never given it... to the person they originally gave it to.
Voice your support and post in this here "petition" thread to bring back Ric! If you disagree and think he should stay locked in the sock drawer then post that too! It will probably make no difference, because this is not a democracy!