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« on: 07-23-2003 04:16 »

In the episode "teenage mutant Leela's hurdles" I was puzzled by the ending. Is there a purpose behind this ending? Or was it just pointless?

Sorry if this has already been discussed.

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Bending Unit
« Reply #1 on: 07-23-2003 19:29 »

I took it as being the gargoyles way of discussing the origins of his species to his son and how he attained his freedowm and thats why it was played up so much. Im sure there is a more significant reference but apart from that it was just damn funny.
canned eggs

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« Reply #2 on: 07-23-2003 19:31 »
« Last Edit on: 07-23-2003 19:31 »

I dunno either.  I really dug it, but I have the feeling somehow that it's a reference to something I don't get, like a movie or something.

Edit: Come to think of it, Pazuzu is the name of a demon in various Mesopotamian mythologies, and he supposedly was demonic, but was still believed to protect people from Lamashtu, the baby eater.  Pazuzu's attacking the Professor and fleeing, only to come back and save him, fits in with his character, I guess.  I think Pazuzu is also the name of the demon from "The Exorcist."  but the epilogue in Paris doesn't seem to obviously reference either of these things.  That bell note is haunting, though.

« Reply #3 on: 07-26-2003 23:05 »

the ending of that episode kinda scared me....the glowing eyes..... but how did he have a son? is he like a mushroom and can give birth without a mate?

Helpy McHelphelp
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« Reply #4 on: 07-27-2003 03:25 »

Originally posted by canned eggs:
  but the epilogue in Paris doesn't seem to obviously reference either of these things.  That bell note is haunting, though.

Pazuzu & son are sitting on top of Notre Dame. ND are famous for having many gargoyle statues in it's tower, as was seen in the Disney version of "The Hunchback From Notre Dame" (crappy as that movie was, it still managed to do that right).
Im Boned

« Reply #5 on: 06-05-2007 14:52 »

This is my first post but here goes.

In the scene where Pazuzu saves the Professor's life from the Fountain of Aging he asked the Prof. for something, knowing it was the professor that created Pazuzu in the first place and could create another gargoyle my guess is Pazuzu asked for a son and to be allowed to live at Notre Dame which is famous for its gargoyles. Also Pazuzu looks at the screen (as if looking at the viewer) and says "Bonne nuit, bonne nuit to you all." Bonne nuit is goodnight in French.
The name Pazuzu comes from Mesopotamian folk lore and was the name of the demon that possessed Regan McNiel according to the movie "Exorcist 2: The Heratic" however this was never endorsed by William Peter Blatty the writer of the books "The Exorcist" and "Legion" this was later rectified in "The Exorcist 3" movie which was supposed to be the original sequel and like the book be titled "Legion"
My ending had nothing to do with Futurama so just for some extra useless info.

Hope this helps.
Nicky boy

Bending Unit
« Reply #6 on: 06-05-2007 15:16 »

i didnt really help but now i know what 'bonne nuit' means, so i have learned a bit of french! thanks!

The Listmaker
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« Reply #7 on: 06-05-2007 15:30 »

hehe, yea it didn't really help seeing that the topic has last been talked about 4 years ago. But you offered a lot of background info, even if not completely related. Nice  smile

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