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luvnpeese

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« on: 12-26-2003 16:35 »

Does it have any implication with "To Kill a Mockingbird?" It hit me in "Brannigan Begin Again"; the bird was Atticus, Zapp was like Mayella, and Leela was like Tom. I have such a twisted mind.   tongue
boingo2000

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« Reply #1 on: 12-26-2003 16:46 »

He's not a bird, he's a hyper-chicken.  Also, I haven't read To Kill A Mockingbird or seen the movie in 7 years, so I can't make any comparison.

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luvnpeese

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« Reply #2 on: 12-26-2003 16:52 »

Chicken... oh yeah, I remember that from "A Tale of Two Santas."

Anyways, thanks!
David A

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« Reply #3 on: 12-26-2003 17:10 »

He's basically just Foghorn Leghorn, if Foghorn Leghorn was a lawyer.

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Bushmeister

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« Reply #4 on: 12-27-2003 17:46 »
« Last Edit on: 12-27-2003 17:46 »

Well I always thought that the lawyer (heard that his name was Hyperchicken from somewhere?) was to do with 'To Kill a Mockingbird'. I mean in the book, you have the lawyer Atticus Finch who lives in the 'Deep South' part of America and in the show you have a lawyer who is a bird (looks like a finch maybe? I don't really know much about birds) and talks in a southern american accent. He is funny though "I thought you was corn."
luvnpeese

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« Reply #5 on: 12-27-2003 17:50 »

Yeah, in "Brannigan Begin Again", everything from the audience to the jury to the bird lawyer to the defendent, etc. was somewhat parallel to TKM. They probably didn't intend it that way; it's just ironic :-P
Kellie

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« Reply #6 on: 12-27-2003 18:49 »
« Last Edit on: 12-27-2003 18:49 »

Maybe...But i haven't read the book or seen the movie so dont pay any attention to me
canned eggs

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« Reply #7 on: 01-02-2004 15:24 »

I think Groening has got a fixation with southern lawyers, and I think Atticus Finch is the stereotype he draws from.  The chicken starts one of his lines, "Now I may just be a simple hyperchicken..." it's playing to that backwoods-lawyer-taking-on-the-man vibe.  Anyone remember the Simpsons episode where Homer hooks his thumbs behind his suspenders and says, "Now, I'm not a fancy big city lawyer..." and everyone gasps?
KurtPikachu2001

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« Reply #8 on: 01-02-2004 19:54 »

Or maybe the bird lawyer is a cross between Col. Saunders and Foghorn Leghorn perhaps?
luvnpeese

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« Reply #9 on: 01-02-2004 20:21 »

Probably Foghorn Leghorn. I just brought up TKM because of my English-infested mind. My English class is great.

This is off-topic, but anyways... we just finished reading "Jurassic Park," and it was right before break. So I brought in my "Jurassic Bark" tape and we watched that and Family Guy. Good stuff.
Anarchist

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« Reply #10 on: 01-02-2004 22:46 »

According to the DVD commentaries, the Hyperchicken is a Froghorn Leghorn ripoff. He used to resemble Froghorn Leghorn even more, but they got sued for it, so they made him green.
Although I can see how a To Kill A Mockingbird parody can tie into that particular scene.
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