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CrazyDoc

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« on: 05-11-2004 21:13 »

Is it me, or does Zapp briefly speak with Fry's voice in this episode? It's during the space battle, when Zapp loses his cool and shouts 'Stop exploding, you morons!'

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Alliteration

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« Reply #1 on: 05-11-2004 21:30 »
« Last Edit on: 05-11-2004 21:30 »

No.

Although, Billy West does both voices, maybe thats why they could might have possibly sounded similar.

And just to be picky as well...

Its actually cowards not morons.
germanfryfan

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« Reply #2 on: 05-11-2004 21:39 »

No, i also don't think that Billy got into Fry's voice. in my opinion it doesen't sound like Fry at all.

Listen to it (mp3, 27kb)
gottalovebender

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« Reply #3 on: 05-11-2004 21:42 »

it could be fry with a cold, but it's much more zapp with a cold than fry with a cold, either way it sounds like zapp is sick, but you can definetly tell it's zapp and not fry

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Alliteration

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« Reply #4 on: 05-11-2004 21:43 »

Actually, I just realized I had it already.

(hits head on desk)

You are right though, it sounds nothing like Fry. Sorry CrazyDoc.
TheLampIncident

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« Reply #5 on: 05-11-2004 21:54 »

Are you people stupid or something? All of a sudden Zapp isn't allowed to raise the pitch of his voice to express frustration?
Nasty Pasty

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« Reply #6 on: 05-11-2004 21:55 »

It sounds vaguely similar to Fry, but im sure thats just b/c Billy West does both voices. Kinda like the Professor sounds like Stimpy the cat at times (another Billy West voice).
Ekarderif

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« Reply #7 on: 05-12-2004 00:49 »

Stimpy is a cat? I never knew...
Ranadok

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« Reply #8 on: 05-12-2004 15:08 »

It sounds kinda Fry-ish as a stand-alone clip, but with the visuals, it sounds like Zapp for sure. Take that, brain!
Gocad

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« Reply #9 on: 05-12-2004 15:25 »

 
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Originally posted by CrazyDoc:
Is it me, or does Zapp briefly speak with Fry's voice in this episode?
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yes, it's just you.  tongue

Nasty Pasty

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« Reply #10 on: 05-12-2004 16:29 »

 
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Originally posted by Ekarderif:
Stimpy is a cat? I never knew...

You EEEdiot!!!   big grin

Aussie

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« Reply #11 on: 05-13-2004 03:12 »

The first little bit is fry for sure, but I still recognise it as ZAP
Spacedal11

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« Reply #12 on: 05-13-2004 12:00 »

Well in Lovers Lost in Space, when Zap said

Zap: You won't the resst of the champagin?

Leela: It's pronouced chaimpang.

(Can't spell don't complain)

When Zap goes

Zap: Oh god no!

He kinda sounds like Fry. But Billy is the voice for both of them so it makes sense.
TheLampIncident

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« Reply #13 on: 05-13-2004 14:41 »

I don't understand you people. No, there is no voicing error. Don't you ever raise the pitch of your voice when you get frustrated? I know I sure do. So please, stop this nonsense.
Mouse On Venus

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« Reply #14 on: 05-13-2004 14:52 »

It is harder to shout in character though. As they said in TDHAIP commentary, shouting in a character voice can be difficult because your voice just goes back to normal. But it did sound much more Zapp than Fry to be honest.
M0le

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« Reply #15 on: 05-14-2004 22:29 »

I wouldn't say there was any voicing error on Billy's part in that episode. It sounded purely Zapp to me.
bender+fry

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« Reply #16 on: 06-10-2004 19:38 »

I listened to the zapp clip that gff posted, and after a while it sounds kind of like proffesor Frink. Anyone else think so?
gottalovebender

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« Reply #17 on: 06-10-2004 21:11 »

I think the only slight voicing error that Billy ever did was in TDHAIPT, Fry kinda souned like the professor when he said, or sang "you evil metal dork" the dork sounded a little like Hubert, but then again, my sound system on my computers sucks ass, so that's probably all it was.

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j_ohanley

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« Reply #18 on: 06-10-2004 21:31 »

When Zoidberg says the "Oooh that box!" line in Farnsworth Parabox, I could swear a bit of the Professor creeps into his voice.
Spaz

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« Reply #19 on: 06-11-2004 04:16 »

Go to Anthology Of Interest 1
When Giant Bender is dieing
The "Noooooooooo!!" Fry says
and "This Gentle Visitor is dieing"
Sounds very much like Stimpy
thats the only Voice change ive
ever noticed in the show
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mpbx3003

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« Reply #20 on: 06-13-2004 02:34 »

If anything, it's Stimpy, not Fry.
and hasn't this been done before? Or is this just the same thread?
slimmyCGEF

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« Reply #21 on: 06-14-2004 05:12 »

yeah now that you mention it.. that is Stimpy!
TheLampIncident

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« Reply #22 on: 06-15-2004 14:27 »

I don't think it sounds high enough to be Stimpy. It sounds like Zapp to me. Trust me, if you're getting frustrated, you're going to raise the pitch of your voice. Also, you have to allow a little leeway since these characters are all voiced by the same guy, you know?
slimmyCGEF

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« Reply #23 on: 06-15-2004 15:31 »

yeah I think he does a very good job in seperating the voices... They don't sound alike... well sorta, but still, it's a very good job  tongue I wish I could do cool voices
winna

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« Reply #24 on: 06-15-2004 15:53 »

Plus they have high powered machines  smile
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #25 on: 06-26-2004 07:24 »

@CrazyDoc, Can't say I noticed...
marla_singer

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« Reply #26 on: 06-27-2004 09:50 »

i noticed but i do think it's more to do with the difficulty of yelling and frustration etc etc. west is great at differentiating his voices. but it's only natural that they will sound similar in some way sometimes.

and that was my two cents.
Jicannon

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« Reply #27 on: 06-28-2004 11:05 »

the only part that remotely sounds like fry is the "S" in "stop" which is just rediculous....so no its definately zapp
zomit

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« Reply #28 on: 06-28-2004 11:21 »

I didn't think it sounded like Fry on "When Alins Attack," but I'll check the AOI 1 thing and see if it sounds like Stimpy to me. Another voice change I've noticed is on "30% Iron Chef," on one part of it (I forget which part), Elzar sounds like Bender. Or, maybe it's just me.
elf

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« Reply #29 on: 07-10-2004 10:13 »

I remember it now. It was the flashback when young Elzar replaces whats-his-name, Helment Spargle (I don't know how to spell his name) and Elzar says, "Get lost old man. Bam!"
athena1999

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« Reply #30 on: 07-12-2004 15:59 »

Well, Elzar and Bender are both played by John DiMaggio.  Of course, characters played by the same voice actor will sound like each other!  I never noticed that "Stop exploding, you cowards!" sounded like Fry.  And, yes, people do tend to raise their voices while angry.  I did that in my solo acting piece for forensics, and all the judges noted it.  (My voice is high enough as it is!)  Anyway, I'm rambling here.  So in conclusion, it was Zapp, not Fry.
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