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classicgamer
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« on: 09-10-2004 13:41 »

Hello everyone!
The only reason I joined this forum is because I have something really cool. This will be the only message I post, and it is a good one.

I am a classic game collector and I was looking at one of my Simpsons games Manuals and was startled of what I found.

I am also a HUGE fan of Futurama, but I have nothing else to post... so as the professor would say "So long..."

Check this out: (See something I see???) http://www.gamestop.com/common/images/lbox/910466b.jpg

classicgamer
Poppler
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« Reply #1 on: 09-10-2004 13:44 »

P.S. - This is from 1992
Buick 8

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« Reply #2 on: 09-10-2004 14:26 »
« Last Edit on: 09-10-2004 14:26 »

It actually does look bit like zoidberg, could be possible he was desinged after something like that.
Nerd-o-rama

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« Reply #3 on: 09-10-2004 14:46 »

Interesting if true.

Most likely a coincidence, though.  I mean, the general idea (e.g. Lobsterman) is the same, but...
Xerxes

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« Reply #4 on: 09-10-2004 14:52 »

I'm more interesed in that guy in the foreground. He reminds me of Lrrr, or generally any Omicronian.
DotheBartman

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« Reply #5 on: 09-10-2004 14:56 »

They actually look remarkably different considering.  If they're similar at all, its because there's really only so many ways you can draw a mutated crab/lobster creature in the Groening art style.

Still interesting to see though.
evan

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« Reply #6 on: 09-10-2004 14:56 »

I think this just proves that Greoning isn't as creative as we all thought he was.
DotheBartman

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #7 on: 09-10-2004 14:58 »

 
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Originally posted by evan:
I think this just proves that Greoning isn't as creative as we all thought he was.

Not at drawing no, but he'd readily admit to that.

In terms of actually creating characters and concepts, and even more so just creating hilarious material, I think he's still basically genius.  Good drawings are what animators are for.

David A

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« Reply #8 on: 09-10-2004 15:51 »

It just shows that Groening is more efficient at recycling character designs than we all thought he was.
DotheBartman

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« Reply #9 on: 09-10-2004 16:35 »

Actually Groening probably didn't know of/remember the cover and certainly didn't draw it.  It would have been drawn by one of the animators that would usually handle images for promos, merchandise, etc (by at least one account Groening didn't even originate the "Matt Groening" signature that goes on each image).  They drew it in the Groening style, just as the Futurama animators drew Zoidberg in the Groening style.  Hence the similarity.
David A

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« Reply #10 on: 09-10-2004 17:08 »

Not Groening then, the animators.  Whatever.

And it probably wasn't intentional.  Groening style characters all look pretty similar anyway.  The guy in the foreground does look a lot like Lrrr, though.
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #11 on: 09-10-2004 17:29 »

Yeah, the Lrrr comparison is really clool, his hands are huge too!...
Nasty Pasty

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« Reply #12 on: 09-10-2004 17:42 »

hmm, i always found it funny seeing Groening drawings in past episodes and comics resembling the Futurama characters.
j_ohanley

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« Reply #13 on: 09-10-2004 18:05 »
« Last Edit on: 09-10-2004 18:05 »

Welcome to PEEL, classicgamer! Please enjoy your stay here at...

Oh wait.
ShortRoundMcfly

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« Reply #14 on: 09-10-2004 19:26 »

Great find, the character link is subtle, but it's there. This might belong better in character board, though.
zoidyzoid

Professor
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« Reply #15 on: 09-11-2004 05:01 »

Isn't that Dr. Crab? Of Radioactive Man fame?
ooy

Professor
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« Reply #16 on: 09-11-2004 07:03 »

 
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Originally posted by zoidyzoid:
Isn't that Dr. Crab? Of Radioactive Man fame?

if my radioactive man reading serves me well ,yes.
M0le

Space Pope
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« Reply #17 on: 09-11-2004 07:12 »

It is.
Jicannon

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« Reply #18 on: 09-11-2004 12:13 »

Dr. Crab, eh? Interesting...the Lrr comparison is cool too
hobojobo

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« Reply #19 on: 09-11-2004 19:34 »

It reminds me of the simpsons screenshot containing a happy little elf that looks like the professor.
scruffyconrad

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« Reply #20 on: 03-12-2007 00:55 »

very interesting
Writer unit32

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« Reply #21 on: 03-12-2007 02:57 »

 
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Originally posted by scruffyconrad:
very interesting

Wow.If we had a bump PEELie award,you would be the winner...
PazuzuJr

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« Reply #22 on: 03-12-2007 02:59 »

Ha! they should do that! a set of mock PEElies for bad thing like spamming, bumping old threads, going offtopic...
JoshTheater

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« Reply #23 on: 03-12-2007 14:47 »

I know you were joking around, PazuzuJr, but I just wanted to make it clear that that would actually be a terribly bad idea...it would only encourage people to do those things more. There's a reason we don't want those things.  smile
PazuzuJr

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« Reply #24 on: 03-12-2007 16:10 »

^uh ... yes ... was ... joking ...^

N'ah seriously - i was - although they do have a drama queen PEElie [don't they?]
Trombonist

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« Reply #25 on: 03-12-2007 16:52 »

Yes, they do.  And classicgamer, you should consider staying on PEEL.  If there's nothing you like in the On-topic, You're bound to find something in the off-topic.  Enjoy your stay(however long it may be)
PazuzuJr

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #26 on: 03-12-2007 16:55 »

Uh, trombonist - you do know he posted 09-10-2004 (more than 3 yrs ago)  tongue
KurtPikachu2001

Urban Legend
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« Reply #27 on: 03-12-2007 17:46 »

Hmmm.  The crab kind of looks like Zoidberg.  And you said it was from 1992, and Matt Groening probably didn't have the idea for Futurama yet back then. 

I could see the comparisions, though.  I doubt that's what Zoidberg and Lrrr were originally going to look like, though.  Anyway, thanks for sharing that with us.
Trombonist

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« Reply #28 on: 03-12-2007 19:16 »

 
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Originally posted by PazuzuJr:
Uh, trombonist - you do know he posted 09-10-2004 (more than 3 yrs ago)   tongue

Oops.  I've been as dumb as Fry.
scruffyconrad

Delivery Boy
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« Reply #29 on: 03-14-2007 00:29 »

i wasnt going off topic or spamming i was simply replying to hobojobo said.
JoshTheater

Space Pope
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« Reply #30 on: 03-14-2007 15:24 »
« Last Edit on: 03-14-2007 15:24 »

Nobody was accusing you of spamming.
...until now...

You bumped a two-year-old thread just to say "very interesting".
Not only did you not give any reason for such a bump, but your post didn't even contain any actual information or opinion at all.

Please use better judgement.
Post-O-Matic

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« Reply #31 on: 03-14-2007 16:02 »

Thanks for bumping this, interesting piece of background that I would have missed had it not been for the bump.
PazuzuJr

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« Reply #32 on: 03-14-2007 16:14 »

PLease don't encourage bumping of any sort Post-O-Matic. it's not good and it's plain annoying.

Welcome to PEEL - read this FAQ and enjoy your stay - http://www.thefryhole.co.uk/peelfaq.php
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As of now i comand no more posts in the thread

*poof*  tongue
JoshTheater

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« Reply #33 on: 03-14-2007 16:17 »
« Last Edit on: 03-14-2007 16:17 »

Post-O-Matic...
Scruffyconrad's fake account, anyone?
PazuzuJr

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #34 on: 03-14-2007 16:21 »

I guess my magic wand is broken  cry oh well.

It's probally true (about the fake account) now i think about it (I've been as dumb as fry) But the term 'bump' along with things like 'spam' 'flame' ... are used on all forums, i knew what most of them ment when seen in context when i joined PEEl and this is the only forum i've been on. (well only one that i've stuck with for over a week anyway  tongue)

Now to fix that wand...
MaNBoT

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« Reply #35 on: 03-15-2007 10:07 »

Anyone ever notic how the profeesor Farnsworth looks like proffessor Frank from the Simpsons. He looks like a really old version of him or even hi Grandad.
JoshTheater

Space Pope
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« Reply #36 on: 03-15-2007 16:55 »

No, I don't think Farnsworth and Frink look similar at all...just my opinion, though.
PazuzuJr

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #37 on: 03-15-2007 16:59 »

I agree with JT. The only similarity i can see is that the glasses are similar however Frinks are much smaller.
Frobot

Starship Captain
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« Reply #38 on: 03-15-2007 18:41 »

wow that is really od hey MOle is your icon from an episode of goosebumps
MaNBoT

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« Reply #39 on: 03-15-2007 22:45 »
« Last Edit on: 03-16-2007 00:00 »

Jesus, Im not saying their twins but you can easily tell they are very similar and share the same basic structure. The shape of the head, nose and the glasses. But Fansworth just looks like a really old and wrinkly version of him. But using your logic that top pic of Zoidberg and Lrr also look nothing like their intended characters, But they do share similarities just like Farnsworth and Frink.

In fact the only thing zoidberg and that crab like thing have in common is the claws and the fact that their crustations. But Frink and Farnsworth have a similar shaped head, nose, glasses and the fact that they are bot excentric scientists.
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