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nichie

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« Reply #80 on: 10-14-2003 15:07 »
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 I do not support this topic, but i will fight to the death for your right to post in it.
thats a family guy refrence,
or maybe family guy was refrencing something else when they used that line


It is a reference to the famous quote "I may not agree with what you have to say, but I will fight to the death your right to say it." It's usually attributed to Voltaire but I'm not sure if he actually said it or not.
User_names_suck
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« Reply #81 on: 10-15-2003 18:14 »

thanks
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« Reply #82 on: 10-18-2003 13:33 »

 
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It is a reference to the famous quote "I may not agree with what you have to say, but I will fight to the death your right to say it." It's usually attributed to Voltaire but I'm not sure if he actually said it or not.
He didn't.  It was actually first said in the early 20th century by someone named Evelyn Beatrice Hall.
fryfanSpyOrama

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« Reply #83 on: 02-29-2004 14:41 »

In Mars University Bender shows three robot nerds how to party down, just like when Homer went to College and showed three nerds how to party down.

Also, in Roswell That Ends Well, Bender makes a comment about seatbelts.

Bender: "Eh those things cost more lives than they save"

That line is almost similar to what Homer says in "Realty Bites" when he buys, Snake's Lil' Bandit.

Marge: Homer you should wear a seatbelt
Homer: Those things lose more lives than they save.

Gorky

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« Reply #84 on: 02-29-2004 14:46 »

That may have something to do with the fact that Homer and Bender's characters are alike in some ways. Also, the two college episodes are both Animal House parodies. I guess that the crew of both shows are fond of the movie.
fryfanSpyOrama

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« Reply #85 on: 02-29-2004 15:03 »
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In Love's Labour's Lost In Space Bender makes a fork-in-the-eye suggestion to Leela.  It is similar to Moe's when Homer invites Frank Grimes over for dinner.

And nobody has mentioned that Bender says, "Mmm, Shorts" in ABPOG, much like Homer.

Also in a Treehouse of Horror episode, Lisa becomes God to a little society much like Bender becomes god in Godfellas.

In another TOH episode, Homer tries to kill his family with an ax, much like what Leela uses to kill Hermes in AOI 1.  Though that Simpson's episode was a parody of The Shining.

In AOI II Bender becomes a fat slob, much like Homer when Homer gains weight to get out of work.  You can also say that Bender acts like Bart when Bart dreams of becoming a fat slob in that same episode.

Fat Bart: I wash myself with a rag on a stick.
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« Reply #86 on: 02-29-2004 17:06 »

 
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Originally posted by fryfanSpyOrama:
And nobody has mentioned that Bender says, "Mmm, Shorts" in ABPOG, much like Homer.

Also in a Treehouse of Horror episode, Lisa becomes God to a little society much like Bender becomes god in Godfellas.

The "MMmmmm, shorts" line is a reference, not a stolen or otherwise copied joke.

I know that the Lisa-being-god story was a parody of a Twilight Zone story, and it wouldn't surprise me if it was the same for Godfellas.
Teral

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« Reply #87 on: 02-29-2004 20:01 »

 
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Originally posted by fryfanSpyOrama:
In another TOH episode, Homer tries to kill his family with an ax, much like what Leela uses to kill Hermes in AOI 1.  Though that Simpson's episode was a parody of The Shining.

In AOI II Bender becomes a fat slob, much like Homer when Homer gains weight to get out of work.  You can also say that Bender acts like Bart when Bart dreams of becoming a fat slob in that same episode.

Fat Bart: I wash myself with a rag on a stick.

Now that's a reach and a half.

For the first one: just because a character carries an axe doesn't make it a rip-off of Simpsons. As you mention yourself, the Simpsons segment was a parody of "The Shining", where as Leela was a murder-spree. The fact that there's an axe in it doesn-t make them one and the same, you might as well say the scene in "Parasites Lost" where Leela destroyes the micro-droids is a rip-off of that Simpsons episode. One nit-pick: Leela didn't just try to kill Hermes with an axe, she killed him in cold blood.  wink

For the second one: while there is some similarity between the scenes, the premise is entirely different. Homer becomes a fat slob because hes lazy and don't want to work, Bender because he has no self-control, or experience being a human. Homer also survices, while Bender dies.
Gorky

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« Reply #88 on: 02-29-2004 20:49 »

You also have to remember that some of the crew from The Simpsons later went on to write for Futurama. That could account for some similar story lines.
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« Reply #89 on: 02-29-2004 22:21 »

Hey, I don't care if these are viewed as rip-offs, or homages, I'm just listing them because this topic asked to list Futurama/Simpson references.  I've it sounded like I was against or for these reference, I'm sorry, but I'm like the Neutral Planet on this one.
Teral

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« Reply #90 on: 03-01-2004 10:45 »

I don't really care if it's rip-offs either, but the thread is about "jokes first seen on Simpsons and later on Futurama". In those two cases the jokes weren't similar, just one (non-essential) element was.
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« Reply #91 on: 03-02-2004 09:15 »

how about in 'Big piece of garbage' when they find the bart dolls and bender makes it say "eat my shorts" and he does; he then does na uncanny impression of homer in the phrase: "mmmm, Shorts"
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« Reply #92 on: 03-02-2004 13:39 »

You mean the reference that was mentioned and responded to on this very page?  Howza boutcha read the thread, hmmm? Oh, and welcome to PEEL.  Enjoy the tacos.
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« Reply #93 on: 03-02-2004 14:08 »

 
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One nit-pick: Leela didn't just try to kill Hermes with an axe, she killed him in cold blood.   wink

Wait, where did she get the cold blood from?  confused
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« Reply #94 on: 03-02-2004 15:32 »

What If episodes are ripp offs of the Simpsons THOH episodes.
Does that count?
Teral

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« Reply #95 on: 03-02-2004 17:01 »

Yeah, but bear in mind we already know about "Less Than  Hero" and "Desperately Xeeking Xena".
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« Reply #96 on: 03-02-2004 17:09 »

 
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Wait, where did she get the cold blood from?   confused

From the fridge.  The Professor probably keeps a few bags of Amy's blood in there, in case of emergencies.

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« Reply #97 on: 03-02-2004 20:58 »

In "duffless" L.H. says he can get Homer out of jail but we find out he is in jail. That joke is almost the same as "Birdbot of Ice-Catraz" with the Chicken Lawyer
Gorky

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« Reply #98 on: 03-02-2004 21:55 »

I never noticed that. I'm sure that the writers didn't either.
ActionLaPointe

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« Reply #99 on: 03-03-2004 00:25 »

bart doll: eat my shorts
bender: okay! mmmm shorts...
EspanolBot

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« Reply #100 on: 03-03-2004 07:30 »

 Since a lot of the Writers etc. were in both technically they can't be rip offs.
Mouse On Venus

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« Reply #101 on: 03-03-2004 16:59 »
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As far as I can tell, only Groening, Cohen, Keeler, Oakley and Weinstein were writers for The Simpsons before Futurama. Since then, of course, a lot of Futurama writers have joined The Simpsons, such as J. Stewart Burns, Brian Kelley and Bill Odenkirk (apparently. He's not listed on imdb, but User names suck says he's on there and he's occasionally right.)

 You never know, you might start seeing Futurama jokes in The Simpsons now.   wink
Gorky

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« Reply #102 on: 03-03-2004 17:27 »

Yep. And, I believe Tom Gammil and Max Pross were consulting producers on Futurama, but that may have been before writing for The Simpsons.
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« Reply #103 on: 03-04-2004 17:47 »

 
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In "duffless" L.H. says he can get Homer out of jail but we find out he is in jail. That joke is almost the same as "Birdbot of Ice-Catraz" with the Chicken Lawyer

Very similar, certainly, but with a slight difference: Homer and Hutz were BOTH in jail, while, in the Futurama episode, only the hyperchicken was.
fryfanSpyOrama

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« Reply #104 on: 03-05-2004 01:18 »
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Bart: Eat my Shorts
Bender: Bite My Shiny Metal Ass

Also at the beginning of Less Than Hero,  Leela uses the phone and they do that thing where we hear one voice, but then another voice:
Woman: "Your call is being ... "
Mutant: "CONNECTED!"
Woman: "... by SewerCom. Reach out and touch the sewer."


It is just like when Homer uses the phone when his car is stuck in New York.
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« Reply #105 on: 03-07-2004 01:26 »
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I wonder how many Simpsons jokes could be found in Life in Hell? I'm not suggesting that MG just constantly reuses his own material, but with his particualar sense of humour the same joke may seem appropriate twice in different settings. And yes, I know Matt doesn't write Simpsons and Futurama eps (mostly).

Oh yeah, and as far as I'm concerend, there's one crucial difference between 'Desperately Xeeking Xena' and 'Less then Hero.' 'Xena' was worth a chuckle or two, wheras 'Hero' was an almost constant belly laugh. Particularly the song   smile .
Gorky

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« Reply #106 on: 03-07-2004 18:59 »

I've seen Matt mention The Simpsons and Futurama in Life in Hell, but I don't think that he ever really reuses ideas. The references I'm referring to (that I can remember at the moment):

Futurama: Bongo is sitting under the Christmas tree and, in the corner of the panel, there is a Bender action figure.

The Simpsons:
1.)In a strip titled something like "Questions I Get Asked" someone asks "Is Smithers gay?"
2.)Akbar and Jeff are trying out hairdos, including a Marge style bee-hive hair style and a Sideshow Mel one.
3.)Characters resembling Krusty the Klown and others have appeared in various strips
EspanolBot

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« Reply #107 on: 03-08-2004 07:38 »

David X (or S, he had to get a different intial for legal reasons) Cohen wrote '24 sort stories about Springfield' and '300 Big Boys.'
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« Reply #108 on: 03-08-2004 11:42 »

Yeah, but ten different people got writing credit for 22 short films, so he is hardly alone. He likely only wrote one or two segments.
EspanolBot

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« Reply #109 on: 03-09-2004 06:57 »

He said he wrote all of them.
Ranadok

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« Reply #110 on: 03-09-2004 13:25 »
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He said he wrote all of them.

it says here that Cohen was just one of ten writers on that episode. see:
 
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Written by Richard Appel, David S. Cohen, Jonathan Collier, Jennifer Crittenden, Greg Daniels, Brent Forrester, Rachel Pulido,   Steve Tompkins, Josh Weinstein, and Matt Groening

Usually if only one person writes it they just give the credit to that one person, despite the comittee writing process. If they had that many people with the writing credit, then that many people had a hand in writing the segments.  Where did he say that he wrote all of them?
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« Reply #111 on: 03-11-2004 19:11 »

in the simpsons where homer goes to clown college. when he graduates krusty says hes proud of all his " krustations"

 in futurama zoidbergs people are called crustaceans as well.
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« Reply #112 on: 03-11-2004 19:45 »

I don't know if that counts... Zoidberg is a crustacean.

"Any of various predominantly aquatic arthropods of the class Crustacea, including lobsters, crabs, shrimps, and barnacles, characteristically having a segmented body, a chitinous exoskeleton, and paired, jointed limbs."
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« Reply #113 on: 03-11-2004 21:14 »
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no its not the way it was wrote, the way krusty said it. meh your probably right i just saw the episode and i popped in my head.
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« Reply #114 on: 03-13-2004 04:33 »

It may have already been mentioned, but how about in the simpsons episode where homer is woken up then says "Oh, 4am! I'll never get back to sleep!" then falls straight to sleep. Fry does the same thing in A Fishful Of Dollars.
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« Reply #115 on: 03-14-2004 08:17 »

In "War is the H-Word" that farmer soldier calls Fry an "emu-bellied coward!".  This refers to a cut scene where the farmer-soldier tells them he owns an emu farm.  In a Simsposn episode (Homer and Bart sell grease, poncy new girl steals Lisa's friends) Marge suggests that Homer opens an emu farm.
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« Reply #116 on: 03-14-2004 12:26 »

I think emus were just used for comic effect. I mean, emu is a funny word  smile

Oh sure, blame the wizards...
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« Reply #117 on: 03-14-2004 14:32 »

No, even the directors' commentary mentioned it.  That's how I found out about the deleted scene.
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« Reply #118 on: 03-16-2004 23:23 »

I'm not sure if it counts because its not a joke that appears twice but Bender's situation in Godfellas reminded me of a Simpsons episode. I think it was a halloween show in which Lisa puts her tooth in cola to dissolve it but it grows a civilization to which she is god. Am i right? It's been a while since i've seen it.
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« Reply #119 on: 03-16-2004 23:41 »

oh crap. someone already said that. i should've read everything. sorry.
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