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DotheBartman

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« Reply #760 on: 07-11-2012 21:44 »

This plot wouldn't work the same with any other character. It has to be Leela's mom because the point of it is the horror that Leela goes through that Zapp is DATING HER MOTHER.

I honestly didn't think anyone cared all that much about Morris and Munda. They're so underdeveloped that they barely qualify as characters. At least this might flesh them out.
Louiswuenator

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« Reply #761 on: 07-11-2012 21:46 »

Agreed.  Who cares if they were some staple of "the normal old couple" role?  They were fucking boring!
DotheBartman

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« Reply #762 on: 07-11-2012 21:59 »

And we don't NEED a boring old couple on the show. That's just not an important staple on a show like this.

This might actually develop them a little as characters, and the plot sounds funny and should make for funny interactions between Leela and Zapp and have lots of funny jokes. Let's not over think this by worrying about the integrity of a relationship involving minor background characters.
Louiswuenator

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« Reply #763 on: 07-11-2012 22:14 »

Let's not over think this
Woah there, we're talking about PEEL here. smile Smart people love to show off how big their uh... brains are by trying to be Golan Trevize and predict all of the plots in advance.
Gorky

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« Reply #764 on: 07-11-2012 22:15 »

There's some heavy assuming going on about Morris and Munda.  The truth is we don't know much about their relationship.

I don't know, I get the sense from "Leela's Homeworld" that the two of them are pretty devoted to one another; they lived so long with the shared pain of giving up their only daughter, and are willing to die hand-in-handtentacle to preserve that secret. There's something powerful about that, I think, and it certainly makes their relationship feel real, devoted, loving.

Sure, we've seen Munda nag Morris a few times, but I don't think there's anything more sinister about their occasional annoyance with one another. The two of them seem to be like this mutant version of a usual Nagging Wife 'N' Henpecked Husband '50s sitcom couple. And, like, I guess you could say that breaking this couple up is a subversion of the sitcom cliche, and a kind of satire--but the way it seems like they're doing it, just out of nowhere and seemingly with no regard for the characters' established relationship, is what makes me a little leery of the episode.

'Course, I'll have to reserve judgment until the episode actually airs; like I've already said, I'm a little worried about this episode, but also pretty excited to see what the writers do with the concept.
DotheBartman

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« Reply #765 on: 07-12-2012 01:22 »

We've seen so little of them as characters that we don't really know almost anything about their relationship or who they are. Leela's Homeworld (in which they have very lines!) is a great episode, but I think people are taking what they want out of that episode and applying it to these bit characters that in reality there isn't (currently) really that much to say about other than "they are Leela's mutant parents." I don't even think I was able to remember Munda's name for a bunch of years, and had to look it up on Infosphere when the show came back. I don't hate them as characters or anything, but there just isn't and has never been very much about them to even grasp on to. For characters that have now been on the show for a few seasons, they are essentially still pretty clean slates.

Plus, plenty of great relationships and even marriages dissolve at some point for one reason or another. Most great, genuine, loving relationships share a common thread of not lasting. I fully expect them to be back together by the end of the episode anyway, but it seems extreme to be so worried about the writers breaking them up for a total of 15 or so minutes of run time. At the very worst, doing so will have no effect on future episodes, and it might even have the added benefit of actually strengthening them as characters and even strengthening their relationship (spats and temporary breakups and even affairs often do), and offering more insight in to them and their relationship than we, the audience have generally been privy to up until now.
Just Fan
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« Reply #766 on: 07-12-2012 03:08 »

I think Leela/Fry and Munda/Morris couples are similar in terms of Leela and Munda being quite bitchy (sometimes) and Fry and Morris being stupid (in various degrees). Seriously, Fry and Morris could be good friends.
TheMadCapper

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« Reply #767 on: 07-12-2012 03:09 »

That's... probably entirely correct, Just Fan. I can definitely see them hanging out, fishing and watching TV together.
Louiswuenator

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« Reply #768 on: 07-12-2012 03:53 »

Well, at least we'll get to see them ride the sewer waves together, along with Bender.
Gorky

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« Reply #769 on: 07-12-2012 04:48 »

I think Leela/Fry and Munda/Morris couples are similar in terms of Leela and Munda being quite bitchy (sometimes) and Fry and Morris being stupid (in various degrees). Seriously, Fry and Morris could be good friends.

Very minor spoilers for "Zapp Dingbat" below:

SolidSnake

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« Reply #770 on: 07-12-2012 05:31 »
« Last Edit on: 07-12-2012 05:34 »

I just got off from Futurama Live. They gave us a sneak preview of new episodes. And let me say, this will make ANY fan super excited as I am right now!  big grin

I really hope somebody hypercamed it!



If you saw it, you're going to be super excited for new episodes right now!

I just KNOW this is going to get better! Like Season 6B!   wink
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