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LobsterMooch
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« on: 10-30-2009 20:51 »

Well in the first couple of episodes Zoidberg had teeth and Sal did not mis-pluralize all the words. He certainly was correct in The Series Has Landed.
Was this just an attempt to make his character more controversial?
MightyBooshFan91

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« Reply #1 on: 10-30-2009 22:00 »

I'm sorry...I just have to ask...what the hell are you on about?
Those statements don't even connect or follow on from each other at all...
Freako

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« Reply #2 on: 10-30-2009 22:09 »

Well in the first couple of episodes Zoidberg had teeth and Sal did not mis-pluralize all the words. He certainly was correct in The Series Has Landed.
Was this just an attempt to make his character more controversial?

It's called character evolution.
LobsterMooch
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« Reply #3 on: 10-30-2009 22:56 »

Well in the first couple of episodes Zoidberg had teeth and Sal did not mis-pluralize all the words. He certainly was correct in The Series Has Landed.
Was this just an attempt to make his character more controversial?

It's called character evolution.
Is it character evolution or a couple of producers trouble shooting?
I consider Amy's tattoos being character evolution,
Freako

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« Reply #4 on: 10-30-2009 23:27 »

Well you're wrong.
LobsterMooch
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« Reply #5 on: 10-30-2009 23:54 »


Thanks for that.
Freako

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« Reply #6 on: 10-31-2009 00:09 »

You're welcome, if there's anything else you need correcting on just say it.
coldangel

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« Reply #7 on: 10-31-2009 00:34 »

Well in the first couple of episodes Zoidberg had teeth and Sal did not mis-pluralize all the words. He certainly was correct in The Series Has Landed.
Was this just an attempt to make his character more controversial?

Probably for the same reason that in early Simpsons episodes Ralph had Nelson's voice and Barney had blonde hair. They'd yet to iron out the kinks and settle on defined parameters.
Tedward

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« Reply #8 on: 10-31-2009 00:51 »


Was this just an attempt to make his character more controversial?

I'm not quite sure what you mean here by controversial, but if you want an explanation within the confines of the show besides the more practical writing and production reasons for the change as coldy mentioned, and if you suscribe to the clone theory of Sal, then perhaps the Luna Park Sal just happens to speak a bit more correctly (or he's too lazy to make his words plural).
coldangel

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« Reply #9 on: 10-31-2009 07:28 »

An easily-recognizable and amusing gimmick is required for minor supporting characters in these cartoon things. Of course, The Simpsons is full of them. Futurama staff must have thought of the pluralizing gimmick a little late and slapped it onto the Sal character.

I hadn't heard the clone theory. Makes sense. More sense than Old Gil and the Squeaky-voiced teen being employed everywhere in The Simpsons.
hobbitboy

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« Reply #10 on: 10-31-2009 12:36 »

I think the clone theory of Sal is mentioned in one of the commentaries.

Don't hate me, Trinity.  I'm just the messenger.
Tedward

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« Reply #11 on: 10-31-2009 16:35 »

I hadn't heard the clone theory. Makes sense. More sense than Old Gil and the Squeaky-voiced teen being employed everywhere in The Simpsons.

It would also explain, besides the writers just making Sal behave the way they wanted him to in a particular episode, why his personality seems to change a bit from time to time. For example, the "Parasites Lost" Sal is more crude and aggressive to Leela, while the "Put Your Head on My Shoulders" Sal is more subdued and, in his own way, even somewhat polite.
seattlejohn01

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« Reply #12 on: 10-31-2009 19:44 »

It seems like Sal is character they use to create conflict/friction to further the episode plot (some characters are throw aways & don't advance the plot theme; he doesn't seem to be).
coldangel

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« Reply #13 on: 11-01-2009 00:59 »

Heh. Why would anybody clone a disgusting fat slob? Unless he was actually the perfect man to begin with, but thousands of generations of cloning clones later, replication defects have kicked in, producing his grotesque appearance and speech impediment.
Man, they should make an "Attack of the Sals" episode.
Nixons Head

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« Reply #14 on: 11-01-2009 01:30 »

Would you prefare that it is a different species of Sals? All looking similar to the untrained eye but having different personalities and some with a speach impediment?
Svip

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« Reply #15 on: 11-01-2009 01:51 »

Sal is an issue intentionally left unexplained.  I assume the writers would run into too many issues explaining him.  He is a stock character anyway, as he doesn't have any background, really.

But Sal's s'es is just another of many evolutions on the show.  Season 1 is filled with these early concepts.

I could easily mention a few:

- The professor's pj-joke (only tried twice).
- Hermes' accent (for that matter, all of the characters' voices have changed over the years).
- Zoidberg's teeth (appears in episodes 2, 3 and 4).
- Sal's s'es (though, even during his reappearance in "Put Your Head on My Shoulders", he still retains regular English).

Season 1 is always a 'test season'.  Somethings didn't pan out, some did.
hobbitboy

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« Reply #16 on: 11-01-2009 08:52 »

I was going to add Leela's

"This wangs chung!"
and
"This toads the wet sprocket."

but they're both from season 3.

Don't hate me, Trinity.  I'm just the messenger.
SpaceMaN

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« Reply #17 on: 11-25-2009 06:41 »

Sal's cloneses all talks with differents accentses.
Freako

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« Reply #18 on: 11-25-2009 10:19 »

Why is it that new people that join feel the need to comment on old topics?
hobbitboy

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« Reply #19 on: 11-25-2009 13:19 »

[Bea Arthur]Why… why?[/Bea Arthur]

Because they read about it in Big Whoop magazine, that's why.

Now stop asking stupid questions and go check the noob traps one more time, and quit sighing so much.

Don't hate me, Trinity.  I'm just the messenger.
SpaceMaN

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« Reply #20 on: 11-25-2009 19:50 »

Sorry, didn't see the "New topics only for new people" section.
coldangel

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« Reply #21 on: 11-26-2009 02:09 »

We don't encourage new people around here. We have enough people already. Go back to your own country.
Jezzem

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« Reply #22 on: 11-26-2009 03:20 »

Posting in old topics is fine if you have something significant to add to the topic.

Just sayin'
seattlejohn01

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« Reply #23 on: 11-26-2009 07:36 »

We don't encourage new people around here. We have enough people already. Go back to your own country.
You'll have to forgive Coldy; he just got appointed Australian Ambassador to The Duchy of Grand Fenwick, and he's working on his diplomatic people skills.  Post wherever you want, as long as you stay on topic & add to the thread.
coldangel

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« Reply #24 on: 11-26-2009 07:49 »

as long as you stay on topic & add to the thread.

And stay the fuck away from my sister!  mad
Jezzem

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« Reply #25 on: 11-26-2009 08:04 »

Isn't your sister a hippy or something? Nobody wanna get with no hippy... What?
coldangel

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« Reply #26 on: 11-26-2009 08:58 »

Yeah. She doesn't shave her legs or armpits. And she smells.
LobsterMooch
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« Reply #27 on: 11-26-2009 09:16 »

So she could be French?
coldangel

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« Reply #28 on: 11-26-2009 13:15 »

Ha! Take that France!
seattlejohn01

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« Reply #29 on: 11-30-2009 10:33 »

They'll probably take it as a compliment...
Marcus
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« Reply #30 on: 12-04-2009 16:59 »

Yeah. She doesn't shave her legs or armpits.
...

My life's dream is now to meet your sister. Fuck world peace.
coldangel

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« Reply #31 on: 12-04-2009 17:34 »

Oh God, I forgot about you.

 eek

You keep away from her, you lousy beatnik.
Marcus
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« Reply #32 on: 12-04-2009 17:38 »
« Last Edit on: 12-04-2009 22:36 »

In my fantasy world, I'm assuming that's a colourful ozzie way of saying you'll be emailing me her address and phone number any day now - clearly I got some stalking romancing to do.
Jezzem

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« Reply #33 on: 12-04-2009 17:41 »

I'm not a lousy beatnik flirt

What?

I dunno man, I'm tired.
coldangel

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« Reply #34 on: 12-05-2009 02:07 »

Marcus: She has Hepatitis. And fleas.
Marcus
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« Reply #35 on: 12-05-2009 02:19 »
« Last Edit on: 12-05-2009 02:24 »

Marcus: She has Hepatitis. And fleas.
Dude - you can't date an omlette without a burning sensation and a pus-y discharge. Amiright?

And don't be saying she's all... lesbian, or married, or is in fact completely imaginery. She's just playing hard to get.
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