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zozer

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« on: 05-28-2003 18:50 »

i noticed yesterday that on the simpsons it refers to David Cohen as David S. Cohen. On futurama it refers to him as David X. Cohen. So whats his middle name?

semper fi. carry on.
Strat

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« Reply #1 on: 05-28-2003 18:52 »

It's explained in the commentary of season 1, joining the writers guild he had to change a letter to be unique.  Plus it sounds cooler.
Kipper

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« Reply #2 on: 05-28-2003 18:54 »

 smile it does sound cooler!
Teral

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« Reply #3 on: 05-28-2003 18:56 »

From "My Three Suns":

Groening: "So, David, why the X? Why is it David X Cohen?"
Cohen: "You don't believe that's my real middle initial? That's a completely fraudulent adendum to my name. What happened was...when we started Futurama all of the animated shows on TV suddenly came under the jurisdiction of the Writers Guild, which is the union of tv and movie writers. And they wouldn't allow any two members to have the same name. Unfortunately some other jerk, David S Cohen, had the nerve to be in before me. So I had to junk my S and come up with some other fake initial."
Billy West: "And I know you both."
Cohen: "Do you know the other David S Cohen?"
Billy West: "From New York."
Cohen: "He's a good guy, I've met him...we've traded checks several times. (laughter) I figured X would make me the David Cohen people remembered."
J. Stewart Burns: "I actually just use a J in front of my name to sound snooty."
Cohen: "Boy, we're the two phoniest writers in town."
zozer

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« Reply #4 on: 05-28-2003 18:58 »

i dont hav 40$ to buy the dvd, so i wouldn't know that. but thanks.my name would sound gay w/ an x in it.
Teral

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« Reply #5 on: 05-28-2003 19:02 »

heh, a quote from this article.

Cohen: "Are you implying that the “X” isn’t cool? ‘Cause I’ll have you beat up!"
SamuelXDiamond

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« Reply #6 on: 05-28-2003 22:41 »

I like my phony X. It IS cool and only slightly gay. And David Cohen rules with or without the X.

And with that, i'm a Bending Unit. Yay!
SQFreak

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« Reply #7 on: 05-28-2003 22:50 »

So thus David S. Cohen is not David X. Cohen.

Unless you're referring to his real name, which cannot be done in the credits of any show produced by a US studio/company, as they're all members of SAG/Writers Guild.
sheep555

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« Reply #8 on: 05-29-2003 03:25 »

There's also a David Cohen who works as a comedy writer in the UK on various shows, so I guess it's a popular name for writers...
Gocad

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« Reply #9 on: 05-29-2003 03:39 »

 
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Originally posted by sheep555:
There's also a David Cohen who works as a comedy writer in the UK on various shows, so I guess it's a popular name for writers...

Wasn't there also a fraud who called himself David Cohen while being on the run?
alexvilagosh

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« Reply #10 on: 05-29-2003 04:24 »

 
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Originally posted by SamuelXDiamond:
...It IS cool and only slightly gay....

just like your avatar...

But I do think the X is cool.
sheep555

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« Reply #11 on: 05-29-2003 05:33 »

 
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Originally posted by Gocad:
 Wasn't there also a fraud who called himself David Cohen while being on the run?


There's a surprising number of David Cohen's who have had scrapes with the law - there's also a David Cohen of California who had to pay $300,000 for violating FCRA rules re: debt collection.
alexvilagosh

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« Reply #12 on: 05-29-2003 05:36 »

 
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Originally posted by Gocad:
 Wasn't there also a fraud who called himself David Cohen while being on the run?
It says so on the season 2 dvd commentary i think! (or season 1. or some other source.)

SQFreak

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« Reply #13 on: 05-29-2003 07:44 »

It was one of the commentaries. I think it was in the same one where they talked about X vs. S.
Grim

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« Reply #14 on: 05-29-2003 08:01 »

"Put your head on my shoulder"

they talk about how malfunctioning eddie is based off Crazy eddie and that he used the alias David Cohen when on the run from the IRS in Israel.
FilthyCrab

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« Reply #15 on: 05-29-2003 08:24 »

Maybe I'll adopt an X as my middle initial.  There, that's much cooler!
emanon

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« Reply #16 on: 05-29-2003 09:31 »

Filthy X Crab hmmmm dont think so  smile
Jesse X Barboza

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« Reply #17 on: 05-29-2003 15:35 »

I thought he just changed it for "Futurama" to make it sound more futuristic. Either way, it's the inspiration for my username.
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« Reply #18 on: 05-29-2003 15:38 »

Well, the question has been answered, so end of discussion, so thread closed.

- Nixon X. Morbo.
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