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catindisguise

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« on: 10-03-2003 10:26 »

hi sorry if someone has already noticed this but in a season 3 commentary for "the cyber house rules" Matt says that Adlay, the tall doctor  big grin , is the ONLY character he has ever drawn that has eyebrows BUT!!!! in "time keeps on a skippin'" Curly joe, a globetrotter has eybrows!!!   flirt 
What do you make of that????
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« Reply #1 on: 10-03-2003 10:49 »
« Last Edit on: 10-03-2003 10:49 »

And the "Sleazebag who owns the ultimate robot fighting league" has eyebrows. Nixon too.
I haven't listened to the S2 commentry yet, but if this is the case, me thinks he's wrong.
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« Reply #2 on: 10-03-2003 11:59 »

Matt's exact line in the commentary is: "You know I just notice that in any characters I've ever designed I've never drawn eyebrows. So the doctors eyebrows ... I find very disturbing."

So the explanation is simple: Matt didn't create Adlai, Curly Joe, Abner DoubleDeal or Richard Nixon's head. The layout artists did.
catindisguise

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« Reply #3 on: 10-03-2003 12:18 »

AH thats using the old noodle  wink
winna

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« Reply #4 on: 10-03-2003 12:51 »

There ya go....  And pizza came after.
Evil Fox Exec

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« Reply #5 on: 10-03-2003 17:12 »

That's still pretty interesting.  I honestly never noticed that none of Matt's characters have eyebrow (and that on top of having no chins and overbites.).
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« Reply #6 on: 10-03-2003 18:26 »

iZac has them too  smile
MrB

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« Reply #7 on: 10-04-2003 01:33 »

Otis P Jivefunk does too!
LaVaLaDy

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« Reply #8 on: 10-04-2003 15:34 »
« Last Edit on: 10-04-2003 15:34 »

And sexy side-burns too, oh so sexy!  flirt

I like Matts unique style of drawing, thats how you tell its his.
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« Reply #9 on: 10-04-2003 17:54 »

Maybe since Adlai was a doctor, he got eyebrow implants. Like how Leela got the second eye.

It's possible, you know..
catindisguise

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« Reply #10 on: 10-04-2003 17:57 »

very good point, i just have one more question...
How do you spell his name??? I've seen it spelt 3 different ways today....
Asylum-Fry

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« Reply #11 on: 10-04-2003 18:05 »

 
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Originally posted by catindisguise:
very good point, i just have one more question...
How do you spell his name??? I've seen it spelt 3 different ways today....

It's spelled Adlai.
catindisguise

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« Reply #12 on: 10-04-2003 18:10 »

 
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Originally posted by Asylum-Fry:
 It's spelled Adlai.

Thanks
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« Reply #13 on: 10-06-2003 14:11 »

why dont they have eyebrows anyway?
boingo2000

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« Reply #14 on: 10-06-2003 14:13 »

Does that mean Matt didn't design Milhouse either?
Zed 85

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« Reply #15 on: 10-06-2003 14:36 »

You know I always thought that his name was Adelaide... 


 roll eyes
winna

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« Reply #16 on: 10-06-2003 14:42 »

I think Matt really doesn't create half the stuff he's given credit for... He just kinda starts stuff and then holds the reigns....
Zed 85

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« Reply #17 on: 10-06-2003 14:45 »

Well for instance, he said himself, most of his main characters he doodles an idea of, it then gets taken away and professionally done, then he takes it again and Groeningiseses...eseses it. If you know what I mean.
ghoulishmoose

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« Reply #18 on: 10-13-2003 15:14 »

Victor the car salesman has them too. Because he has to push one of them back down to make it look like he's sad when Amy tells him that her parents are paying and they're increibdly rich  laff
Chump

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« Reply #19 on: 10-13-2003 15:54 »

What about the Simpsons, does that go for that too?

I wonder if he designed Milhouse...
catindisguise

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« Reply #20 on: 10-13-2003 15:55 »

It appears we have a conundrum....
David A

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« Reply #21 on: 10-15-2003 03:00 »

Are there any Life in Hell characters with eyebrows?

If there are, that would settle this.
EspanolBot

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« Reply #22 on: 12-03-2003 07:58 »

Maybe Whatshisname (Adlia or whatever) is just suffering from selective balding?
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« Reply #23 on: 12-03-2003 09:20 »

Woah, I never noticed that there are very few Simpsons/Futurama characters with eyebrows.  I am amazed.  Nice cheekbones mind.
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« Reply #24 on: 12-03-2003 17:50 »
« Last Edit on: 01-08-2004 00:00 »

Well, I guess we can safely say that Willie from The Simpsons has eyebrows... VERY big eyebrows.
I actually thought Matt designed all the majors and semi-majors himself (and then had them cleaned up by the pros), but if he didn't design Milhouse, I'm not so sure anymore.

[EDIT]How could I not have noticed the missing word? Now the post makes sense.[/EDIT]
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« Reply #25 on: 12-04-2003 13:22 »

I only though that Matt had qualms about drawing people with each eye going in an opposite direction never knew about the eyebrow thing but yeah a lot of characters in Matt's shows do have eyebrows.
M0le

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« Reply #26 on: 01-07-2004 22:16 »

Milhouse's eyebrows are detachable, like his mothers.
"Luanne was still putting on her face. She doesn't want anyone to know she doesn't have any eyebrows. What? You don't!"
In a later episode they have a rocket in the backyard with Milhouse and I think the nerds with him. When the rocket blows up Milhouse says: "My eyebrows! My beautiful eyebrows!" and Bart is wearing them on his face.
Ranadok

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« Reply #27 on: 01-07-2004 23:45 »

Perhaps he just doesn't remember designing any characters with eyebrows.  He is human you know.  After all, he (and others) makes tons of mistakes in the Simpsons season 1 commentary, being sure that Bart never said Cowabunga when he said it in another episode that season, and saying that "this is the first time X has appeared" three times in a row for the same thing... that kind of thing.  It's possible he just noticed the eyebrows, ralized it's not a common feature, did a quick mental check for eyebrowed designs and made his comment, forgetting about Milhouse, etc. 
Pikka Bird

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« Reply #28 on: 01-08-2004 09:32 »

 
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Originally posted by the guy above me:
It's possible he just noticed the eyebrows, ralized it's not a common feature, did a quick mental check for eyebrowed designs and made his comment, forgetting about Milhouse, etc.
No that is absolutely NOT! possible. That kind of thing has never happened to ANY human being ever...
Sil

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« Reply #29 on: 01-08-2004 10:38 »

If you look at the character designs on the DVDs, on some of the final character models, there's a little stamp next to it with:

  • A space for the director to initial his approval (SOS 3 being Swinton O Scott III for example)
  • A check box for Matt Groening to indicate his approval
  • A check box for DXC to indicate his approval
  • A check box for Mili Smythe (senior designer and producer) to indicate her approval.

But... on most of these, not all the boxes are checked by all three of them - it may be that Matt didn't actually approve the finalised design because he was somewhere else or something.  There are several where it's only Mili Smythe or DXC who've approved the thing.  Who knows.
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