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Corvette

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« on: 09-23-2004 12:22 »

Is it me or do Homer Simpson and Bender look alike?
Ttomalss
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« Reply #1 on: 09-23-2004 12:36 »

Yeah, sorta, but, in my eyes at least, the resemblence is more or less superficial.  With the physical resemblence, I feel it's more or less limited to the shape of the head.  As for the personality, while Homer and Bender are usually self-absorbed jerks, Homer has never gone to the extremes that Bender has (stealing someone's blood, jabbing a friend with a broken beer bottle, laughing derisively at anyone's misfortune, physically abusing his friends/coworkers).  Also, Bender has never seemed as stupid as Homer.

BTW, some interviews with the show's creators have suggested that Bender was orginally concieved as something of an "Evil Homer Simpson".  His physical design might be part of that early idea.
Corvette

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« Reply #2 on: 09-23-2004 16:23 »

I am waiting for the day he says "D'oh!".

Also they do have some likenesses,
Bender likes Beer (and requires it)
Homer Likes beer

Bender has a rounded head
Homer has one too.

Bender is stupid
Homer is stupid and silly

Also Bender has little or no hair
Homer has 3 hairs.
Jicannon

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« Reply #3 on: 09-23-2004 16:27 »

 
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Originally posted by Corvette:
I am waiting for the day he says "D'oh!".
You know that day will never come, right?
Nerd-o-rama

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« Reply #4 on: 09-23-2004 17:21 »

Unless FOX brings the show back with their execs in creative control.
 
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Artist's conception of Matt Groening's original pitch of the show
FOX Exec: Is it like The Simpsons in space?
Matt: No.
FOX Exec: But we want the Simpsons in space.
Matt: No.
FOX Exec: But the Simpsons is a proven moneymaker.
Matt: I don't care. *Leaves*
FOX Exec: Whoops, looks like I forgot to add a zero to the end of his advertising budget...and scheduled football in his timeslot.  WE WILL HAVE OUR NEW SIMPSONS!
Shadowstar

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« Reply #5 on: 09-23-2004 18:07 »

 
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Originally posted by Corvette:
I am waiting for the day he says "D'oh!".

Also they do have some likenesses,
Bender likes Beer (and requires it)
Homer Likes beer

Bender has a rounded head
Homer has one too.

Bender is stupid
Homer is stupid and silly

Also Bender has little or no hair
Homer has 3 hairs.

Pfffttt... I hate it when people compare the two shows! ESPECIALLY characters! I'd say the closest similarity there is is Grampa and Farnsworth for being doddering old men, but that's it. I wouldn't say Bender and Homer look similar at all. When do you mean Bender has LITTLE or no hair? When did he ever have hair? Never, that's when? And Bender isn't stupid either. Hell, he's PROGRAMMED with knowledge. He knew that his and Flexo's serial numbers were both expressable as the sum of two cubes. And I still don't know what that means... and neither does Homer, I'll bet.
Spacedal11

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« Reply #6 on: 09-23-2004 18:45 »

I'm guessing you haven't seen Analogy of Interest 2. I know I spelled that wrong.
Shadowstar

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« Reply #7 on: 09-23-2004 18:59 »

[Kang]I HAVE SEEN ALL.[/Kang]
I forgot all about that. Well, that was a what-if fantasy, and doesn't count in my book. And even when he was human, he didn't really look like Homer.
It's 'Anthology,' by the way. Not to be show-offy, just trying to increase your word power. It's really, really, really... good.
Spacedal11

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« Reply #8 on: 09-23-2004 19:14 »

Sure... but you don't think when Bender was walking out of the Dinkin Donuts shop (Another one to add to the list) that he looked like Homer? Only with skin color that wasn't yellow and his hair was blond.
Hedonism Bot

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« Reply #9 on: 09-24-2004 08:09 »

Well, yeah, but that's just Groening's drawing style, I reckon.
Nerd-o-rama

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« Reply #10 on: 09-24-2004 13:52 »

 
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Originally posted by Hedonism Bot:
Well, yeah, but that's just Groening's drawing style, I reckon.

Specifically, it's how he draws fat guys.
Nibblonian

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« Reply #11 on: 09-25-2004 13:09 »

I was wondering if I was the only person to have noticed the fact that when Bender turns human in AOI2, I think it was, that's he's wearing blue pants and a white shirt with pocket, just like Homer. Does Homer's have a pocket? Doesn't matter.
Corvette

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« Reply #12 on: 09-25-2004 14:00 »

Yes, Homer does wear a white shirt and blue jeans (with pocket). I only wish they'd actually put homer in as the Human version of Bender.
Hedonism Bot

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« Reply #13 on: 09-25-2004 17:59 »

Well, he was balding and podgy, so he might be a younger version of Bender; the blond hair was just because of an animator's request, if I remember the commentary correctly.
Nibblonian

Bending Unit
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« Reply #14 on: 09-26-2004 14:45 »

And you do. That'd be a funny, and random guest appearence possibility for Dan Castelleneta again; Bender turns into Homer.
Hedonism Bot

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« Reply #15 on: 09-27-2004 13:38 »

Or Homer turns into Bender.
M0le

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« Reply #16 on: 09-27-2004 23:11 »

It's the drawing style. You can compare Leela and Homer if you want to get picky. I always thought that human Bender was based a little bit on John DiMaggio himself.
evan

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« Reply #17 on: 09-28-2004 02:26 »

It's ridiculous to compare any physical traits between a character in the Simpsons to one in Futurama.  I mean, you could make tenuous connections between Homer and Fry, and Bart and Bender, if you wanted to.  They both share common traits that are seen in a lot of fictional characters.  That doesn't mean it's on purpose.
leelaholic

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« Reply #18 on: 09-30-2004 21:51 »

 
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Originally posted by Corvette:
I am waiting for the day he says "D'oh!".
You mean like he did in "Kiff Gets Knocked Up a Notch"? When they were being sucked out of the ship, Bender says "D'oh!". It's even spelled correctly in the subtitles (most shows spell it as Doh/Doe/etc.)
Hedonism Bot

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« Reply #19 on: 10-01-2004 13:14 »

Different pronunciations, though.
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