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KurtPikachu2001

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« on: 03-04-2004 20:46 »

One of the many reasons I like Futurama is because every character gets it.  Fry has gotten his, as did Bender, Leela, and so forth.  All the characters are treated as equals, expect maybe Zoidberg.  I'm glad Leela wasn't overly repressed  by the writers just because she has one eye, or Bender for being immoral, or Fry for being a little dumb. 
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« Reply #1 on: 03-04-2004 20:50 »

Good for you.
ActionLaPointe

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« Reply #2 on: 03-04-2004 22:35 »

yeah it makes sence to me a bit. its like they get away with what they do a little too much, but that alows for true character to come through. especially for bender.
Coilette

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« Reply #3 on: 03-05-2004 05:12 »

One thing I noticed is they didn't get stereotyped as the series progressed, except maybe Hermes.
fat_boz

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« Reply #4 on: 03-05-2004 07:32 »

yeah limbo this limbo that ..hmmmmm
Mouse On Venus

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« Reply #5 on: 03-05-2004 08:32 »

I thought his infatuation with grass was a bigger Jamaican stereotype.
Coilette

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« Reply #6 on: 03-05-2004 15:23 »

And don't forget he always eats Jerked meat.... whatever that means.

 Can anyone shed some light on it??
Anarchist

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« Reply #7 on: 03-05-2004 15:27 »

I think it's unfair how Bender gets stereotyped as a raging alcoholic. I have friends who are robots, and yes, they like to have a dring or two from time to time, but that kind of gross stereotyping just gets on my nerves!
SwanMan3000

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« Reply #8 on: 03-05-2004 15:32 »

i thought it was funny that they steotyped Hermes playing on the fact that many people have a set ideology for Jamaican people, 'tally me banana?'
Action Jacktion

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« Reply #9 on: 03-05-2004 15:40 »

 
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Originally posted by Coilette:
And don't forget he always eats Jerked meat.... whatever that means.

 Can anyone shed some light on it??
It's a way of preparing and cooking meat that apparently originated in Jamaica.  No one knows where it got that name, but it's good for masturbation jokes.
Coilette

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« Reply #10 on: 03-05-2004 15:51 »

I get you..... I now understand the bit in 'Bender Gets Made' When Hermes says

'Is there any meat this man can't Jerk?'

Oh how blatantly stupid and naive I was!!!   smile
Gambit

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« Reply #11 on: 03-05-2004 18:38 »

jerk meat is very nice, but those thoughts are out of my head now i am a veggie, anyway- something relevant, i think a very good thing about futurama is that there are no characters that when an episode is centered around them its boring as hell- like with marge and lisa in the simpsons- i think all the episodes where they are the main feature are crap, but in futurama all the characters are interesting, and even though they obviously center more on fry, leela and bender, there are many episodes with the other characters playing the main role
PCC Fred

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« Reply #12 on: 03-05-2004 18:59 »

 
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Originally posted by Anarchist:
I think it's unfair how Bender gets stereotyped as a raging alcoholic. I have friends who are robots, and yes, they like to have a dring or two from time to time, but that kind of gross stereotyping just gets on my nerves!

Funny you should mention that.  All my cyclops buddies are upset that Leela was stereotypically uptight.  As I speak they're all writing letters of complaint to Matt Groening.
Anarchist

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« Reply #13 on: 03-05-2004 19:51 »

Careful. All those complaint letters might get Futurama cancelled.
Teral

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« Reply #14 on: 03-05-2004 19:56 »

First I read the title as "overly depressed" and was mighty confused. Then I read the thread, and was still confused, but on a higher level.

 
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Originally posted by KurtPikachu2001:
One of the many reasons I like Futurama is because every character gets it.  Fry has gotten his, as did Bender, Leela, and so forth.  All the characters are treated as equals, expect maybe Zoidberg.  I'm glad Leela wasn't overly repressed  by the writers just because she has one eye, or Bender for being immoral, or Fry for being a little dumb. 

Actually Fry, Leela and Bender each have 3-4 times as much screentime, as any other character. (semi)-proof, yeah I know it's not statistical accurate, but it's the best there is.

But I know what you mean, the show feel pretty balanced, and I actually prefer the balanced episodes where as many characters as possible have an eqaul part to play. Casein point "Xmas Story" or "Teenage Mutant Leela's Hurdles".
Gambit

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« Reply #15 on: 03-05-2004 19:56 »

 
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Originally posted by Anarchist:
Careful. All those complaint letters might get Futurama cancelled.
shhh, theyll hear us

scruffyconrad

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« Reply #16 on: 03-24-2007 23:40 »

we need more scruffy and zanthor
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