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Prof. Wernstrum

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« Reply #40 on: 02-29-2004 17:42 »
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Originally posted by David A:
As for Pauly Shore, he's like Gunther and Cubert.  You weren't supposed to like him; that was the whole point.

Then he did a great job. I hate him despite having no idea who he is. It just seemed too much like one of the Simpsons guest appearances of semi-recent years where a celebrity appears for no good reason, tells some crap jokes, has everyone suck up to them and then buggers off.
Gorky

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« Reply #41 on: 02-29-2004 20:46 »

Pauly Shore wasn't necessarily needed for this episode, but he kind of helped it instead of damaging it.

Fry: You know, now you can live in an actual biodome!

Pauly Shore: An unappealing prospect. While researching for the part, I ran computer simulations proving, incontrovertably, that the whole bio-enclosure concept is fundamentally flawed. Be it expressed via dome, sphere, cube, or even the stately tetrohedron,...Bu-u-ddy.

That was such a great line in a not-so-great episode.
I know that everyone hates Simpsons/Futurama comparisons, but I would like to make a point. In The Simpsons, celebrities show up in Springfield for no reason. They seem to be there only due to the fact that the crew can say something like, "We had Blink182 on our show." This kind of makes an episode seem less believable and that particular show loses something.
But, on Futurama, celebrity appearances are actually justified. I mean, there's a head museum, so someone like Leanord Nimoy ("Space Pilot 3000" ) showing up makes a reasonable amount of sense. In the case of Pauly Shore, to justify Fry and Michelle eventually ending up in what they think is the year 4000, the crew needed a guest star or at the very least a cast member imitating a celebrity. In this case, the guest helped move the episode along and wasn't just brought in as a gimmick.
Spineless

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« Reply #42 on: 02-29-2004 22:55 »

Al Gore, all the way.  In fact, everyone from Fry's AOI1 were funny.
VoVat

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« Reply #43 on: 03-02-2004 17:20 »

I think the fact that Pauly Shore was sucked up to was funny in and of itself, since he's generally disliked.  One of his movies having a 1000-year anniversary showing is along the same lines as Ron Popeil being recognized as one of the greatest inventors.
TheLampIncident

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« Reply #44 on: 03-02-2004 22:12 »

Al Gore man! What other show could you possibly get a vice president on? And as John Dimaggio pointed out in the commentary, his screaming as he's being sucked into the portal is huge! A vice president who does better voice dubs than most people who go in the studio? Man, if I was eligible to vote that election, I would have voted for him. Actually, I still won't be eligible for this one(I'll be about 17 and 6 months or so) so do me a favor and don't vote for George Bush.

Also, I don't know who in here's familiar with Maddox, but in his "interview" with Brendan Fraser, he sums up the feelings of Pauly Shore that I felt from watching the Cryonic Woman:

Ruler of the Universe: Anyway, about Encino Man, what the hell were you thinking? Why did you ever decide to work with a bitch like Pauly Shore?

Brendan Fraser: Well, I hate to admit it, but the truth is that Pauly Shore is my brother, and since we're both such shitty actors, we decided to give the audience a mega dose of super suck by being in a movie together.

Priceless. Also, Rosanne sucked.
David A

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« Reply #45 on: 03-02-2004 22:47 »

 
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Originally posted by TheLampIncident:
Actually, I still won't be eligible for this one(I'll be about 17 and 6 months or so) so do me a favor and don't vote for George Bush.

Why?  Is Al Gore running again?
sam004

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« Reply #46 on: 03-15-2004 19:24 »

Connan obrien
tom123

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« Reply #47 on: 03-15-2004 22:15 »

Dan Castellana playing the Robot Devil
EspanolBot

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« Reply #48 on: 03-16-2004 03:29 »

What is it the people have against Lucy Liu exactly?
SlackJawedMoron

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« Reply #49 on: 03-16-2004 03:38 »

"PEACE OUT, YA'LL!"

I don't know about the Lucy Liu thing. It really could have been any celebrity, people here just don't like it when an entire episode revolves around a single guest star. I quite like the episode itself. If you don't like Lucy Liu, just mentally replace her with GENERIC CELEBRITY FRY LIKES #35.
Blackadder11

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« Reply #50 on: 03-16-2004 03:54 »
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Also, she wasn't that interesting of a guest star compared to some of the others on the show (Stephen Hawking, Gary Gygax), is pretty much just another big Hollywood star, and she especially didn't deserve a whole episode when the above mentioned got only one small segment of AOI1.
Coilette

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« Reply #51 on: 03-16-2004 07:45 »

I think the 1/2 a line she had in 'Love + Rocket' is plenty.
sam004

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« Reply #52 on: 03-16-2004 17:39 »

John goodman is my favorite
Cloud 9

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« Reply #53 on: 03-16-2004 18:02 »

 
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Originally posted by Coilette:
I think the 1/2 a line she had in 'Love + Rocket' is plenty.

I agree. I just got season 3 and watched "I Dated a Robot" and I just thought "Ugh" I don't have anything particularly against Liu, but the whole thing just seemed like a "Hey, look, we have a famous actress!" episode. Kinda pointless, though Kidnappster made it a little more logical.   


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« Reply #54 on: 03-25-2004 16:19 »
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Coolio as Kwanza Bot
nerdlingus

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« Reply #55 on: 03-25-2004 16:28 »

I gotta go with Stephen Hawking.

Hawking : "Quick, grab him!"

Fry : "Who said that?"
Chelsea

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« Reply #56 on: 03-25-2004 17:16 »

My allegiance is with Conan, but I also have to say that Coolio as Kwaanzabot was awesome.
Foot_Knight

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« Reply #57 on: 03-25-2004 17:40 »

Stephen Hawking
CrazyDoc

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« Reply #58 on: 03-25-2004 20:53 »
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Dan Castellaneta, as he acted the part of Beelzebot very well and came up with a voice that no-one would have expected. If I hadn't known he was doing the voice beforehand I wouldn't have guessed it was him.
boxie

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« Reply #59 on: 03-26-2004 16:49 »

Al Gore - I actually find his voice quite sexy...
Shockwave04

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« Reply #60 on: 03-26-2004 16:58 »

Conan, and then Al Gore.  Thats my to two

Shockwave04

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AquaSka

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« Reply #61 on: 03-26-2004 17:04 »

how about pamela anderson? nawww
EvilLunch

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« Reply #62 on: 03-26-2004 18:52 »

Go Gygax! Pauly was just unecessary. I knew Fry had no taste but.. a Pauly Shore fan? I think I'll strike that from his record. Dan Castellanata is a favorite of mine. Interesting to note is that he plays the Genie in the second Aladdin movie and didn't do at all a bad job of it. Dan has the power to take a mediocre song["Nothing in the world quite like a Friend"] and make it fun. You see how he's vastly improved songs that were great already in Futurama!
boxie

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« Reply #63 on: 03-26-2004 19:31 »

 
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Originally posted by EvilLunch: Dan Castellanata is a favorite of mine. Interesting to note is that he plays the Genie in the second Aladdin movie and didn't do at all a bad job of it.

*takes note*

Another interesting fact I will probably have little use for, but you never know...
Nasty Pasty

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« Reply #64 on: 03-26-2004 21:45 »

It might make me sound like a nerdy trekkie, but loved seeing all the old Star Trek cast on "where no fan has gone b4". Seeing Johnathan Franks roll down from behind Nemoy in the head museum was f'n hilarious.


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Lucky Clover

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« Reply #65 on: 03-28-2004 01:24 »
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Lucy Lui was...interesting..Not my fav tho.
boxie

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« Reply #66 on: 03-28-2004 10:21 »

Evidently not...

It's spelt L-u-c-y
Lucky Clover

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« Reply #67 on: 03-28-2004 10:24 »

Ok My bad.. To many Lui's.
Morbo_01

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« Reply #68 on: 03-29-2004 04:39 »

I thought Jon Goodman was an excellent guest star, as was coolio as kwanza bot. I also thought the beasty boys were actually really good in HIOR, but i really like music in general. Oh yeah and beck is cool.

Roseanne blows goats.
boxie

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« Reply #69 on: 03-29-2004 09:22 »

She does!?

Interesting....
Invader_Tak

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« Reply #70 on: 03-29-2004 13:20 »

Al Gore, and I didn't even vote for him, though OH how I wish I had. :/

Foot_Knight

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« Reply #71 on: 03-29-2004 13:36 »

One vote never made a difference.
Invader_Tak

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« Reply #72 on: 03-29-2004 14:05 »

Thats the excuse lazy people who don't want to bother always use.

 This time a few thousand votes did..............

Foot_Knight

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« Reply #73 on: 03-29-2004 14:06 »

I was just quoting a line from Futurama is all.

I always vote.
Bender + Zoidy

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« Reply #74 on: 03-29-2004 14:14 »

I'd also have to say Dave Castellaneta followed by Mario as the UN representative for Italy.
Invader_Tak

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« Reply #75 on: 03-29-2004 18:20 »
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Originally posted by Foot_Knight:
I was just quoting a line from Futurama is all.

I always vote.

 Sorry, I'm short tempered today. I just don't feel like going back to school, and I'm being a jerk to everyone. Summer break can't come to soon........
Scifly

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« Reply #76 on: 03-29-2004 18:30 »

I have to say the star trek crew were my favourite guest stars.  Still can't belive they managed to get them all at once (cept scotty).  Second fav was Sigourney Weaver.
Mallzie

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« Reply #77 on: 04-22-2004 11:19 »

Tsk, tsk! I'm surprised that no one has mentioned Tom Kenny, a talented voice actor like that deserves some recognition. I'm not saying he's my favorite, Mr Dan Castellaneta wears that crown, but he's certanly near the top of the list. Just listen to him in A Big Piece Of Garbage, 'nuff said.
noisemaker

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« Reply #78 on: 04-22-2004 19:04 »

what characters did tom kenny do?
Nasty Pasty

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« Reply #79 on: 04-22-2004 19:20 »

TV Tome.com says that he did the voice of Yancy Fry.
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