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shoopbender
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« on: 04-04-2004 17:08 »
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I know that techniaclly Matt Groening announced that his mother liked to call herself the Futurama Mama, but I am talking about the creators. We need to take time to reflect on the best times each one of them have brought us. Who is your favorite Futurama Mama?

Personally I, myself love Tress MacNeille. She is capable of so many voices. She has to be the most talented person I have ever heard. Her voices are phenomenal. Isn't she great? I mean come on, maybe this list of voices will convince you:

               TRESS MACNEILLE

Mom
Linda
Hattie McDoogal
Monique
Tinny Tim
Ndnd
Vyolet
Petunia
Big Apple Bank Teller
Turanga Munda
Leela's Wrist Computer voice
Fiona (aka Female Nibblonian)
Circus Fortunes Gypsy Robot
Suicide Booth Voice (1ACV01)
Craterface (1ACV02)
Lulubell 7 (1ACV02)
Daisy May 128k (1ACV02)
Gopher #1 (1ACV02)
Bachelor Chow Voice (1ACV03)
Wendy (1ACV05)
Nervous Robot #1 (1ACV05)
Teacher in Fry's Dream (1ACV06)
Calvin Clone Saleswoman (1ACV06)
Beauty Specialist (1ACV06)
Collect Call voice (1ACV07)
Stephanie (1ACV08)
Stripping Female Scientist (1ACV08)
Churchgoing Robot #1 (1ACV09)
Hookerbot 5000 (1ACV09)
Woman with Purse (1ACV09)
The Countess De La Roca (1ACV10)
Limbo Kid (1ACV10)
Guenter (1ACV11)
Intercom Voice (1ACV11)
Jenny McNeal (1ACV12)
Female Lawyer in Stall (1ACV12)
Slurm Queen (1ACV13)
Slurm Babe Trixie (1ACV13)
Glab (2ACV02)
Amazonian (2ACV02)
Campaign Manager (2ACV03)
Edna (2ACV05)
Rude Female Decapod #2 (2ACV05)
Rude Female Decapod #3 (2ACV05)
Strip-bot (2ACV06)
Angry Amazonian (2ACV06)
Teenbot (2ACV08, 4ACV14)
Floozies (2ACV08, 4ACV03)
Ratman's Girlfriend (2ACV09)
Five-Eyed Woman (2ACV09)
Sandy (2ACV09)
Neptunian Waitress (2ACV13)
Q.T. McWhiskers (2ACV14)
Deep Blue (2ACV16)
Abominable Snowmobile Fembot (2ACV18)
7นน Clerk (2ACV17)
Jellyfish Nurse (2ACV17)
Butch (2ACV19)
Butch's Girlfriend (2ACV19)
Butch's Mother (2ACV19)
Coffee Waitress (3ACV02)
Thog (3ACV01)
Kug (3ACV01, 4ACV12)
Phone Voice (3ACV01)
Tonk (3ACV01)
Tonk's Twin (3ACV01)
Tom Sawyer (3ACV07)
Hollywood Tour Guide (3ACV08)
Joan Rivers' Head (3ACV08, 4ACV08)
Mrs. Fry (3ACV04, 4ACV07)
Nurse Ratchet (3ACV11)
Chest Signing Fembot (3ACV13)
Little Girl (3ACV15)
Little Girl's Mother (3ACV15)
Billy's Mother (3ACV15)
Mavis (3ACV15)
Madeleine Albright's Head/Robot (3ACV15)
Nicole Kidman's Head (3ACV15)
Mildred (3ACV19)
Letter Writing Kid #2 (3ACV03)
Who Ask? Machine (3ACV18)
Ms. Pacman (3ACV18)
Gwen (4ACV03)
Dummy-liking Test Woman (4ACV03)
Mutant Doctor (4ACV02)
Female Martian (3ACV10)
Malachi's Wife (3ACV20)
Monastery Welcome voice (3ACV20)
Ms. Johnson (3ACV21)
Mama Cygnoid (3ACV16)
Martha Stewart's Head (3ACV22)
Akiu (3ACV22)
Iron Cook Countdown voice (3ACV22)
Omega System Warning voice (4ACV11)
Melllvar's Mother (4ACV11)
Suzy (4ACV08)
Museum Guide (4ACV07, 4ACV04)
Clone-o-mat Voice (4ACV07)
Brett Blob (3ACV12, 4ACV06)
Cocoa-getting Decapodian (4ACV05)
Chief Justice Myrtle Fu (4ACV05)
Sandra Day O'Connor's Head (4ACV05)
The Grand Midwife (4ACV01)
SewerCom Announcer (4ACV04)
Andrew (4ACV04)
Captain Yesterday's Admirer (4ACV04)
Kid with Two-by-Four (4ACV04)
Wanda (4ACV09)
Mandy (4ACV09)
Garbage Can-bot (4ACV10)
Detonator Countdown (4ACV10)
Queen Bee (4ACV12)
Female Stem Cells Scientist (4ACV16)
Water Park Coffee Seller (4ACV16)
Professor Farnsworth's Girlfriend (4ACV16)
Gender-testing Announcer (4ACV13)
Lisa the Waterwheel-bot (4ACV14)
Stage Mom 7.0 (4ACV06)
McCauley Caulcon (4ACV06)
Executive Gamma (4ACV06)
Mrs. Mellinger (4ACV18)
Holophonor-Playing Kid (4ACV18)
Holophonor Kid's Mother (4ACV18)

KAH

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« Reply #1 on: 04-04-2004 17:14 »
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I believe it was Jon Dimaggio who said his mother called herself "futurama mamma". I do love Tress though, doesn't she have the best laugh?
EvilLunch

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« Reply #2 on: 04-04-2004 17:16 »

Tress MacNeille has always made me laugh. She's in a lot of my favorite cartoons and has great range. Babs Bunny is one of my favorite running characters, and Linda's knowing laugh after Morbo makes anti human remarks tickles me to no end.
Teral

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« Reply #3 on: 04-04-2004 18:05 »

Yeah, tress is the best[/John Dimaggio]

But I'd also mention Susie Dietter, she'd made for some great moments on the commentaries. And apparently she directed some episodes as well.

Plus ofcourse the lovely Katey Sagal.
shoopbender
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« Reply #4 on: 04-04-2004 18:32 »

Yeah, I love Katey. That was pretty great when they ripped off of Married with Children on "Biclops Built for Two". If Futurama came back, then they might could rip off of Eight Simple Rules for my Female Daughter.
Xmpel

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« Reply #5 on: 04-04-2004 18:38 »

 
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Originally posted by Teral:
But I'd also mention Susie Dietter, she'd made for some great moments on the commentaries.

She did bring up the Ronco Pastamaker  tongue
She also has a lovely voice.


Bong - The only thing wasted is you.
Mercapto

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« Reply #6 on: 04-04-2004 18:41 »

And she mentions her mother every time Wernstrum is on the screen. I think she's great on the commentaries.  smile
3/4 of a Jesus

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« Reply #7 on: 04-04-2004 18:47 »

I know this is a little off-topic, but who is Hattie McDoogal? I feel so ashamed that I don't know. Please enlighten?
Anarchist

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« Reply #8 on: 04-04-2004 21:06 »

Hattie is that strange old woman with the eye problem, that keeps popping up in places as a "generic character".
Dr. Morberg

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« Reply #9 on: 04-04-2004 21:29 »

Her favorite words are watchamacallit and kajigger, and she owned PE stock in "Futurestock" and the apartment building in "I, Roommate"
zoidyzoid

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« Reply #10 on: 04-04-2004 21:34 »
« Last Edit on: 04-04-2004 21:34 »

She's kind of like a female Sal.
Alliteration

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« Reply #11 on: 04-04-2004 22:13 »

Except she doesn't have a job and her cat smells bad and is ugly
Nasty Pasty

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« Reply #12 on: 04-04-2004 22:17 »
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ya mean Sal isnt ugly? You need to remind yourself just how ugly he really is.
Lrrr_2004
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« Reply #13 on: 04-04-2004 22:30 »

Yeah the smelly and ugly old lady with the cat is hilarious, and Tress MacNeille has done some of the best charaters.  Then again  all the voice actors for the show are great.
Dr. Morberg

Professor
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« Reply #14 on: 04-04-2004 22:32 »

Personally, I think all of Tress MacNeille's voices sound too similar. My favorite VA is Billy West, but Maurice Lamarche deserves mention too.
Shaucker

Professor
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« Reply #15 on: 04-04-2004 22:32 »

Tress' DVD commetary is nothing short of adorable, what with the reciting of her favorite lines. She's really such a pro at this voice stuff.
KAH

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« Reply #16 on: 04-04-2004 23:54 »

How dare you! Her cat is pretty and smells nice! Don't you guys just love Tress's natural voice? It's so great.
shoopbender
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« Reply #17 on: 04-05-2004 00:06 »
« Last Edit on: 04-05-2004 00:06 »

I'm with yoy guys, Tress just seems so cool. She's all about having fun and joking around. Wouldn't it be awesome to know her?
Unknown

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« Reply #18 on: 04-05-2004 00:19 »

I think the list speaks for itself.  120 characters, give or take a few, on one show has to be some sort of record.
CrazyDoc

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« Reply #19 on: 04-05-2004 07:58 »

I think Tress is overrated myself. She only seems to do about three or four voices in total, as opposed to Billy West and Maurice LaMarche who do many. I still like her though.
SlackJawedMoron

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« Reply #20 on: 04-05-2004 08:01 »

Correction, she does basically every secondary/one shot female character's voice... and most of the children. Nothing to sneer at.
CrazyDoc

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« Reply #21 on: 04-05-2004 08:14 »

No, I mean voices, not characters.
David A

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« Reply #22 on: 04-05-2004 09:11 »

Actually, some of the characters on shoopbender's list were voiced by Lauren Tom.

Speak softly. Drive a Sherman tank.
boxie

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« Reply #23 on: 04-05-2004 11:34 »

Tress is an excellent voice actress, but I get CrazyDoc's point that the voices can be a bit samey sometimes.

However, Susie Dieter rules the roost as far as I'm concerned.
shoopbender
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« Reply #24 on: 04-05-2004 17:59 »

 
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Originally posted by David A:
Actually, some of the characters on shoopbender's list were voiced by Lauren Tom.


Sorry if that is so, the list was supplied by The Leela Zone.

   
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TheLampIncident

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« Reply #25 on: 04-05-2004 18:16 »
« Last Edit on: 04-05-2004 18:16 »

 
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Originally posted by Dr. Morberg:
Personally, I think all of Tress MacNeille's voices sound too similar. My favorite VA is Billy West, but Maurice Lamarche deserves mention too.

I was thinking the same thing. She and John Dimaggio both tend to use the same three or four voices for all the characters. Billy West is my hero as far as voices, as well as Dave Herman. While I am a fan of Maurice, those two guys just blew me out of the water sometimes, I couldn't tell who was doing what voice.

My friends tell me I should voice act...

Whoring.

Boring.

 
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Originally posted by KAH:
Don't you guys just love Tress's natural voice? It's so great.

I like how her normal voice has that "just got up in the morning" quality. It's very casual sounding. I like it.
Dr. Morberg

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« Reply #26 on: 04-05-2004 18:32 »

 
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Originally posted by KAH:
How dare you! Her cat is pretty and smells nice! Don't you guys just love Tress's natural voice? It's so great.

On the commentaries, she sounds just like the characters she voices, with maybe a slight difference. I don't think she's changing her voice that much, especially compared to voices like Zoidberg and Morbo. However, I do like her natural voice.
shoopbender
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« Reply #27 on: 04-05-2004 19:01 »

The cool thing is (if you're not actually looking for Tress' voice) that you don't really recognize that it was the same voice as you saw earlier in that episode. She has that multi-voice quality. She can be the same and different at the same time. You know what I mean?
KiKiX

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« Reply #28 on: 04-06-2004 14:47 »

My favorite has gotta be Bily West, voicing Fry, thr Professor and Zoidberg, I couldn't tell until I listen to the commentaries. I also like John Dimaggio simply because he voices my favorite character. Bender Rules!!!  big grin

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boxie

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« Reply #29 on: 04-06-2004 15:10 »

 
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Originally posted by shoopbender:She can be the same and different at the same time. You know what I mean?

Surprisingly enough, I do...
CrazyDoc

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« Reply #30 on: 04-06-2004 16:11 »

Billy rules. I wouldn't have known he did both Fry and the Prof without the use of a list, but after listening to their voices for a while I can start to hear a very slight similarity that comes and goes. Anyone else found this?
Lrrr_2004
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« Reply #31 on: 04-06-2004 17:01 »

HONK!
Bender rules, and the Professor is hilarious (does his middle name start with a J too?)
shoopbender
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« Reply #32 on: 04-06-2004 18:02 »

hmmmm.... I don't think so.
SlackJawedMoron

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« Reply #33 on: 04-06-2004 21:41 »
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Yes it does, as shown in "A Clone of my Own" and the game.
M0le

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« Reply #34 on: 04-06-2004 23:25 »

Listen to Zoidberg say "Oooh, that box!" in 'Farnsworth Parabox'. It sounds very similar to how Farnsworth would say it.
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