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PEE Poll: Most overrated character?
Fry   -2 (4.1%)
Leela   -5 (10.2%)
Bender   -17 (34.7%)
Amy   -10 (20.4%)
Dr. Zoidberg   -2 (4.1%)
Prof. Farnsworth   -0 (0%)
Zapp Brannigan   -5 (10.2%)
Scruffy   -5 (10.2%)
Morbo   -1 (2%)
Other   -2 (4.1%)
Total Voters: 49

evan

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« on: 08-24-2004 01:30 »

Inspired by the "most underrated character" thread.

So, to kick things off, who do you think is the most overrated Futurama character?  Which character do you just not see the appeal of, or do you think isn't worthy of all the praise he gets?

I'm going to ostracize myself here, but I really think Zoidberg isn't that funny.  Too often the writers stretch him out in odd directions too much.  But my vote for "most overrated" has to belong to Scruffy.  He's basically a one-joke character.  Scruffy just isn't that funny in episodes where he has a lot of dialogue/screen time.  (re: "Three Hundred Big Boys." )

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Warning: do not try this at home
TheLampIncident

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« Reply #1 on: 08-24-2004 01:51 »

Zapp Brannigan. He's funny sometimes, but he's a very hit or miss character. Not as funny as some people exaggerate him to be,
fryfanSpyOrama

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« Reply #2 on: 08-24-2004 02:51 »
« Last Edit on: 08-24-2004 02:51 »

Seymour

and here's why
 http://www.peelified.com/cgi-bin/Futurama/3-000673-4/#t138
Nasty Pasty

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« Reply #3 on: 08-24-2004 03:06 »

I too gotta go with Scruffy.
SlackJawedMoron

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« Reply #4 on: 08-24-2004 08:58 »

Bender. Now don't get me wrong, I love him like a pile of awesome love, but, as the shows flagship character, he's given a little more credit then he deserves.
spacemonkey

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« Reply #5 on: 08-24-2004 11:18 »

Scruffy, It is SCRUFFY! Well, to me any way.
Cyberman

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« Reply #6 on: 08-24-2004 18:33 »

Fry is overrated.
gottalovebender

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« Reply #7 on: 08-24-2004 18:53 »

Leela, I mean I know people like her cause she's hot, and even thought she is the smartest and sanest of them all, but how stupid can a girl get, Fry is right in front of her, right in front, get with it idiot. And also she isn't as hot as every one thinks, I mean what's up with her lipstick, can she not figure out where her lips start and end *waits for huge group of lonley guys masterbaiting to pictures of her to beat me up*

My hair smells like avocado
Zogonif

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« Reply #8 on: 08-25-2004 06:00 »

What the hell is Scruffy in lead for he's hardly in series compard to the other characters
Cyberman

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« Reply #9 on: 08-25-2004 10:48 »

Yeah, Scruffy doesn't appear onscreen long enough to
even be in this poll.
ShortRoundMcfly

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« Reply #10 on: 08-25-2004 20:50 »

Bender is one if not the best Character, but they squeeze him in everywhere and basically smothers everyone else in screentime.
Idan_Aharoni

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« Reply #11 on: 08-25-2004 21:55 »

How can someone say Zapp Brannigan is overrated? The one who came up with him is a genious! A genious I tell ya!
ShortRoundMcfly

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« Reply #12 on: 08-25-2004 21:57 »

Zapp is probably underrated, IMHO.
Bushmeister

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« Reply #13 on: 08-26-2004 10:56 »

I'd probably go with Bender. I mean I think he's really funny, but a lot of people place him as the show's funniest character and there a few others I can think of that are, as I see it, more deserving of such a title.
Teral

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« Reply #14 on: 08-26-2004 17:27 »

::scribbles evan's name on a small piece of pottery::

Though I'm most likely to join him when I say I voted for Bender. Yeah, he's funny and a good character, but he's not the fun-in-a-can people (and some of the shows creators) make him out to be. Most Benderific episodes a pretty bland.


 
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Originally posted by Zogonif:
What the hell is Scruffy in lead for he's hardly in series compard to the other characters

People most likely react to the way fans think Scruffy scenes is the best thing since sliced bread. Persoanlly I think they were dangerously close to overdoing it in "Future Stocks".

Don't confuse not caring with not knowing!
evan

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« Reply #15 on: 08-27-2004 22:56 »

 
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Originally posted by Teral:
::scribbles evan's name on a small piece of pottery::

::doesn't get it::

Scruffy's included because he's basically a one-joke character. (No one at PE knows who he is, yet he works with them.)  I think it would have been hilarious if he showed up solely in AoI 1 and Parasites Lost, and that was it.

Bender: "Try this, kids at home!
Warning: do not try this at home
totalnerd undercanada

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« Reply #16 on: 08-27-2004 23:40 »

Bender's just overexposed, not overrated. Amy is overrated. Sure, she's a hot asian chick with a violent temper, and sure she's a slut, but... I'm not sure where I'm going with this, except that people make far too big a deal out of somebody who has so little time onscreen, and is entriely absent from many episodes.

Zapp is underrated, definately. He should have had a little more exposer, and Bender a little less. The whole Zapp/Leela thing was hilarious... laughs based on that never failed. Zapp himself had about three lines EVER that weren't in themselves pure comic gold.

The Zapp Salute... I find myself using this more and more often as a gesture of mock-respect to people. And they have no idea WTF I'm doing. Which makes me do it all the more. Except for Phil at work. He knows. And he laughs.

To wrap things up:
Go, Zapp! Die in pain, Amy! STFU, Bender!
Philp_J_Fry

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« Reply #17 on: 08-28-2004 00:20 »

 
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Originally posted by TheLampIncident:
Zapp Brannigan. He's funny sometimes, but he's a very hit or miss character. Not as funny as some people exaggerate him to be,

i agree   roll eyes
Teral

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« Reply #18 on: 08-28-2004 05:38 »

 
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Originally posted by evan:
 ::doesn't get it::


That's the way ostracism was done in ancient Greece. When political struggles got out of hand and threatened the stability of democracy, the solution was to disspell one part for a period. All citizens (in this case citizen means free, adult men) wrote the name of the person they think should be ostracized on a piece of pottery (ostracism comes from the Greek word for pottery fragment ostracon) and they person with most pottery fragments "won". Ostracism doesn't mean loss of honor or life.

Basically I just don't think Zoidberg is overrrated.
Action Jacktion

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« Reply #19 on: 08-28-2004 05:46 »

 
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Originally posted by gottalovebender:
And also she isn't as hot as every one thinks, I mean what's up with her lipstick, can she not figure out where her lips start and end
That isn't lipstick, her lips just look like that.  Watch "Amazon Women..." to see her actually put on lipstick.

ShortRoundMcfly

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« Reply #20 on: 08-28-2004 10:53 »

I'm not sure where I'm going with this, except that people make far too big a deal out of somebody who has so little time onscreen, and is entriely absent from many episodes.

You, my friend have obviously never heard of Boba-Fett. He said three lines the entire trilogy, and he's a StarWars icon. Aurra Sing praised almost as much, and she had 1 an 1/2 seconds of screen time.
SlackJawedMoron

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« Reply #21 on: 08-28-2004 11:01 »

What? You don't get Boba Fett? The helmet, man, the HELMET!
...
Nevermind.
ShortRoundMcfly

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« Reply #22 on: 08-28-2004 12:12 »

You kiddin me? I'm a huge Fett fan. I'm apart of the fanclub!
totalnerd undercanada

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« Reply #23 on: 08-28-2004 21:24 »
« Last Edit on: 08-28-2004 21:24 by totalnerduk »

 
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Originally posted by ShortRoundMcfly:
 
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Originally posted by totalnerduk:I'm not sure where I'm going with this, except that people make far too big a deal out of somebody who has so little time onscreen, and is entriely absent from many episodes.

You, my friend have obviously never heard of Boba-Fett. He said three lines the entire trilogy, and he's a StarWars icon. Aurra Sing praised almost as much, and she had 1 an 1/2 seconds of screen time.

You're right. Boba Fett is overrated.

ShortRoundMcfly

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« Reply #24 on: 08-28-2004 22:08 »

Boba-Fett is badass. I don't think screentime nessicarily dictates that we shouldn't like a character. Just because the camera didn't follow him around a lot, doesn't make his character any different. TotalNerduk, if Leela had Amy's amount screentime, would that make a Leela a bad character ? Would that make her a different character? No. Besides you talk about Amy as if she was an extra! She has like 3-5 lines an episode that isn't centered around her.
evan

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« Reply #25 on: 08-30-2004 21:03 »

I'm surprised Morbo hasn't been mentioned yet.  He's pretty much a one joke character, and a visual one at that.  I'm not saying that he's not a funny one joke character, but I don't see the plain worship of him.
Jicannon

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« Reply #26 on: 08-30-2004 21:22 »

I think Leela is overrated....*gets killed by PEEL*...I like her, but she's never been one of my favorites. Although she is a main character, she seems more of a supporting role for Fry and Bender and even the Professor at times.
Also, on a less controversial note, Hypnotoad. Sure,  he was a funny joke, but I can't believe how many people seriously consider him as one of their favorite minor characters.
Shadowstar

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« Reply #27 on: 08-30-2004 23:21 »

I think I have to agree. Leela is pretty overrated. I mean, I like her, but not as a major character. Then the episode just goes nowhere, because she's not funny, and isn't interesting enough to support an entire story. That's why "A Leela of Her Own," "Leela's Homeworld," and "The Sting" felt pretty average / bad to me.
*braces for impact with Jicannon*
Nibblonian

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« Reply #28 on: 08-31-2004 09:59 »

 
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Originally posted by Shadowstar:"The Sting" felt pretty average / bad to me.

The Sting...bad...? I don't think I've ever heard those words in the same sentence used that way before...

Anyway, chalk another one up for Bender. Sure, robots are awesome, but he's just a fat, alcoholic asshole like the rest of us. Nothing original. He's Homer Simpson rolled up in robot form.


My girlfriend had a car like that...actually, it wasn't hers, it was her dad's...actually, she wasn't my girlfriend, she just lived next door and never closed her curtains...
athena1999

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« Reply #29 on: 08-31-2004 16:59 »

Rock on, Idan, McFly and totalnerduk!  If anything, Zapp's the most UNDERRATED character!  I could go into this huge rambling about why I think he is, but I think totalnerduk got to many of the points before I did, and it would seem a little... you know... arrogant, I guess.
Margarita

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« Reply #30 on: 08-31-2004 17:48 »

 
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Originally posted by totalnerduk:
Amy is overrated. Sure, she's a hot asian chick with a violent temper, and sure she's a slut

exactly... she is liked only because she's a typical slut kind of girl. ick.
evan

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« Reply #31 on: 09-01-2004 01:41 »

 
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Originally posted by Margarita:
 exactly... she is liked only because she's a typical slut kind of girl. ick.

I think we proved this somewhere else, but Amy's been proven not to be a slut.  Compare who she's slept with to who, say, Fry or Bender, and I believe her number of partners is less.  And she's been in a relationship for the last two seasons.
Venus

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« Reply #32 on: 09-01-2004 02:54 »

Leela: You date so many guys, one of them had to have be nice.

Amy: I don't date so many guys.

Leela: Oh yeah? What about Armando?

Amy: Which Armando?

Leela: Armando Cruz?

Amy: Which Armando Cruz?

(Recited from memory, so wording may not be 100% accurate)
Teral

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« Reply #33 on: 09-01-2004 15:23 »
« Last Edit on: 09-01-2004 15:23 »

Another candidate: Calculon.

Lamarche does a great voice for this character, otherwise I don't see what's soo appealing/interesting about him. He is seen in countless cameos and one-liners, but most of them is rather boring or pointless. He was pretty good in "Bender Should Not Be Allowed On TV" and his " Do you have another Go To 10-line?" in "That's Lobstertainment" was great, but stuff like "Get you stinking trike of me you abe", no thank you.

Oh, and second Hypnotoad.
ShortRoundMcfly

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« Reply #34 on: 09-01-2004 17:50 »
« Last Edit on: 09-01-2004 17:50 »

Leela: You date so many guys, one of them had to have be nice.
Amy: I don't date so many guys.

Leela: Oh yeah? What about Armando?

Amy: Which Armando?

Leela: Armando Cruz?

Amy: Which Armando Cruz?


It's from a deleted scene, therefore not canon.
wu_konguk

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« Reply #35 on: 09-02-2004 12:35 »

I'm going to go with Bender. I like the character but I think he is overused.

To use a Futurama analogy. Even though the character is ofeten seen as the funniest it does not mean episodes with them as a focus are great

Lrrr: Well this is a Joey heavy episode anyway

I just feel the the Bender heavier episodes were not always that strong.
Jicannon

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« Reply #36 on: 09-02-2004 13:03 »

 
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Originally posted by evan:
  Amy's been proven not to be a slut.

yeah, she's just taken to be a slut because she's so ditzy. Many guys make that inferrence.

Squeaky

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« Reply #37 on: 09-02-2004 13:28 »

I'll go with Bender too... reasons why were already given by other people.
mint

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« Reply #38 on: 09-29-2004 17:00 »

I vote for Bender.  No offense Bender fans but I don't think he deserved that much credit as implied.  wink
Jaswahhihi

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« Reply #39 on: 09-29-2004 17:54 »

Yeah i went for bender aswell, i just cant watch the Bender focused eps as much as the others. Hes still a quality character but i do get tired of his jokes sometimes.
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