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newhook_1

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« on: 05-18-2003 19:21 »

on http://www.jumptheshark.com/  3 people said that futurama jumped the shark because of "Casting Billy West". I'm no voice actor expert but from what I hear on the futurama commentary he seems to be one of the best there is. any thoughts on this?
aslate

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« Reply #1 on: 05-18-2003 19:24 »

His voice is cool!
Teral

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« Reply #2 on: 05-18-2003 19:40 »

Billy West is a great voice actor.

He voiced the M5438 (the gas-alien in "Loves Labour's Lost in Space" ) without any technology aiding him, he's that good.

Just that some people on Jump The Shark are morons.

They Did It (Fry and Layla):1 What the hell... That was a What If.... story.
Layla's Origin is revelaed:1 While I agree that they should've waited for that revelation until much later, this is ridiculous. What about TMLH and Jurrasic Bark? And it's Leela!
Day one: 23 How can a show jump before it airs?

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SQFreak

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« Reply #3 on: 05-18-2003 19:59 »

What are you on? Billy West is one of the best voice-over artists in the industry, if not the best!
PCC Fred

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« Reply #4 on: 05-18-2003 20:01 »

For the millionth time, will people stop looking at jumptheshark.com for critical analysis of their favourite shows?
newhook_1

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« Reply #5 on: 05-18-2003 20:03 »

 
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Originally posted by SQFreak:
What are you on? Billy West is one of the best voice-over artists in the industry, if not the best!

I like him the people at jumptheshark.com are the ones who didn't. read the post before you reply next time because i really expressed no opinion at all in it.
PCC Fred

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« Reply #6 on: 05-18-2003 20:38 »

newhook_1, look at my last post.

The original idea of jumptheshark.com was for people to express their opinions on where TV shows started to go downhill. i.e. when Fonzie jumped the shark.

Instead the site's being used by brainless idiots to beat up on shows they simply never liked, hence all the "Futurama jumped the shark on day one/for hiring Billy West" votes.
El Zilcho

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« Reply #7 on: 05-18-2003 20:46 »
« Last Edit on: 05-18-2003 20:46 »

To "partially" answer the original question: Some people are still pissed off at Billy West for not giving credit to John Kricfalusi, the original voice of Ren from Ren and Stimpy. On an interview on Conan, Billy said his influences for the voice were Peter Lorre and Kirk Douglas, who were John K.'s influences for Ren's voice, and some people got pissed off at West. But that reason doesn't account for everyone.
newhook_1

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« Reply #8 on: 05-18-2003 21:04 »

 
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Originally posted by PCC Fred:
newhook_1, look at my last post.

The original idea of jumptheshark.com was for people to express their opinions on where TV shows started to go downhill. i.e. when Fonzie jumped the shark.

Instead the site's being used by brainless idiots to beat up on shows they simply never liked, hence all the "Futurama jumped the shark on day one/for hiring Billy West" votes.


PCC Fred
I think this has gotten all confuffeled I was telling SQfreak to reread the first post, I think you expressed a perfectly valid opinion,
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El Zilcho,
Thanks for clearing that up, though after rereading my orginal post may not of been clear I was just wondering why people would hate billy west like that.
PCC Fred

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« Reply #9 on: 05-18-2003 21:06 »

I'll forgive you this time, because "confuffeled" sounds like a fun new word!  big grin
newhook_1

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« Reply #10 on: 05-18-2003 21:14 »

yeah one time I ment to say to someone that I was confused about something but I said confuffeled by mistake so I just say it all the time now
SQFreak

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« Reply #11 on: 05-18-2003 22:15 »

Okay, revision:

What are they on?
Strat

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« Reply #12 on: 05-18-2003 22:19 »

Vitriolic Hatred and misdirected Self-Loathing is my guess
Nixorbo

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« Reply #13 on: 05-18-2003 23:09 »

Imagine that, people have differing opinions on the WORLD WIDE WEB, of all places!

Incidently, Billy West and Tress Mcneille(sp?) are the official god and goddess of voice-overs, with John Dimaggio as a close second.
Australian Guy

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« Reply #14 on: 05-18-2003 23:15 »

Yeah i heard billy west is a bit up himself.
mikey

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« Reply #15 on: 05-19-2003 05:55 »

But even if he is, these people are jugding billy west's work not his personality. They probaly dont even know who billy west is.
alexvilagosh

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« Reply #16 on: 05-19-2003 06:11 »

I think that Billy West is the best voice actor around.
SQFreak

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« Reply #17 on: 05-19-2003 07:08 »

 
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Originally posted by Nixorbo:
Incidently, Billy West and Tress Mcneille(sp?) are the official god and goddess of voice-overs, with John Dimaggio as a close second.

Well, then bring us the one you call McNeille and Futurama can be saved. Not really, but I thought it would be funny to make a reference to "When Aliens Attack." Liven the situation a bit, you know?
mikey

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« Reply #18 on: 05-19-2003 08:14 »

you failed, im so much sadder. YOU SUCK,
im just fooling with ya your a good kid (reference to lesser of 2 evils)
Teral

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« Reply #19 on: 05-19-2003 12:18 »

SILENCE!! (reference to "Fear of A Bot Planet)
Damitol

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« Reply #20 on: 05-19-2003 13:53 »
« Last Edit on: 05-19-2003 13:53 »

 
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Originally posted by Australian Guy:
Yeah i heard billy west is a bit up himself.

I don't care if Billy is the biggest dick on the planet in real life, I love his voice work and have for years.

I first heard (and loved) Billy on Howard Stern's radio show years ago and thought his Ren and Stimpy work was hilarious (and no, he didn't owe John K. anything as Billy was just a paid actor.  John was fired and whether it was deserved or not, Billy would have been stupid to say no to taking over Ren.)  It was learning that Billy was doing a bunch of Futurama voices that brought me to the show much more than its Simpsons pedigree.

As others have mentioned, JumptheShark.com is entertaining in its concept, but a lot of morons who post there are, well, morons.
Smitty

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« Reply #21 on: 05-19-2003 15:12 »

 
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Originally posted by Nixorbo:
Incidently, Billy West and Tress Mcneille(sp?) are the official god and goddess of voice-overs

:::raises glass and cheers:::

Tress rules.
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #22 on: 05-19-2003 15:41 »

I think Billy West's voice acting rules! He's increadibly talented  smile
zozer

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« Reply #23 on: 05-19-2003 18:10 »
« Last Edit on: 05-19-2003 18:10 »

How does he make so many voices? he reminds me of the creator of cow and chicken who voices just about everyone on the show(not that any of you know what the hell im talking about  frown ).well anyhue, does anybody know what he's been doing since the show was canceled?
 
SamuelXDiamond

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« Reply #24 on: 05-19-2003 18:19 »

Sweeping the floors as his alter ego Johnny Reagan.
SQFreak

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« Reply #25 on: 05-19-2003 19:22 »

Not Ronald Reagan, SamuelXDiamond?

Mods: No, this is not getting off topic. We've kinda covered the ground we needed to cover. And then some.
Beamer

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« Reply #26 on: 05-19-2003 19:26 »

I think Billy West does a great job with his voices, although he wasn't so good in the first few episodes of season 1.

But then again, who HAS gotten in to all the voices on a new TV show when it first starts?
Killerfox

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« Reply #27 on: 05-19-2003 20:13 »
« Last Edit on: 05-19-2003 20:13 »

He rocks he is so talented, a voice genius

Besides in that webpage they dont even know how to spell Leela (they putted Layla)  no no
Akito01

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« Reply #28 on: 05-19-2003 21:08 »

 
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Originally posted by zozer:
well anyhue, does anybody know what he's been doing since the show was canceled?
 

Well, for one, TNN has comissioned Spumco for new episodes of Ren & Stimpy (a bit of old news, I know), and its hard to imagine Billy not returning to voice Stimpy once again.

In the beginning the Universe was created.  This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.
MattyB

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« Reply #29 on: 05-21-2003 16:34 »

Billy West is the best, man. He does all my favs: Fry, Prof, Zoidberg and Brannigan.
LAN.gnome

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« Reply #30 on: 05-22-2003 01:49 »

Even though he's not a series regular, Maurice LaMarche is also one of the great talents on the show. He does Morbo and Kif, and he's done Brain on "Pinky & the Brain." He has a voice-acting resume longer than your arm. For more, see this post: http://www.peelified.com/cgi-bin/Futurama/3-000339-1/

Also there's Dave Herman, who does some voices. Along with the people already pointed out, plus Katey Sagall, this group does most of the voices for the show.
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