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eviljester

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« on: 02-21-2005 15:56 »

As i'm new i just wondered what you guys all thought of Mom, i get the feeling that theres some feelings of strong hatred for her, and i just wondered why?

But whether you love or hate her, please i'd like to know.
Flip

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« Reply #1 on: 02-21-2005 18:04 »

Mom is a cruel, evil disgusting women. But there is something about her that is gentle and loving.
MrMoose

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« Reply #2 on: 02-21-2005 19:10 »

I just like the fat suit, and all those buttons that  retaliate.
TheLesbianLeela

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« Reply #3 on: 02-21-2005 21:41 »

Hello, eviljester, welcome to PEEL: Enjoy your stay here at nerd-world.  smile Don't forget to read the FAQ.

 
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Originally posted by eviljester:
But whether you love or hate her, please i'd like to know.
Directly, she is not one of my favourite chracters, nore do I really like her. She may be an interesting charcter, but not realy meant to be loved. Even if here or there you sometimes can notice a "soft core behind the cold shell".
So, interesting, but not a character I like ...

If you are interested in Mom, you may would like too see these threads: "Mom or Mr.Burns, who is the most evil", "Mom episodes", "Best Mom Quote" and "MOM...IS...NOT...MR...BURNS!!!".

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« Reply #4 on: 02-22-2005 02:18 »

I think she is funny and she has her moments, but she's not one of my favs
eviljester

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« Reply #5 on: 02-22-2005 11:16 »
« Last Edit on: 02-22-2005 11:16 »

Thanks for the welcome LesbianLeela and those threads are very interesting. I found particular interest in the 'Mom is not Mr Burns' thread. Thanks again!  smile
Andy1234

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« Reply #6 on: 03-05-2005 09:34 »

she's like marmite, you either love her or you hate her, but seriously, she can be quite funny sometimes especially when she slaps her sons

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GenderBender26

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« Reply #7 on: 03-05-2005 16:40 »

I think Mom is pretty funny  smile

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Jaswahhihi

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« Reply #8 on: 03-05-2005 17:19 »

I really dont like her hair cut.... smile
TheGingerKid

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« Reply #9 on: 03-07-2005 08:17 »

I Think Mom is cool partially because of the way she handles situations. Partly because of her history with the prof. She not my favorite but it wouldnt quite be futurama without her or her products and monopolising company.
killbot4000

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« Reply #10 on: 03-07-2005 16:21 »

shes not my favourite because shes cruel and without her suit shes all crooky and her voice is crackly when she talks to her sons.
mint

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« Reply #11 on: 03-07-2005 17:52 »

I think mom reminds me of that mad lady in 101 Dalmatians, they have pretty much the same hairstyle too!

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« Reply #12 on: 03-07-2005 19:37 »

Cruela DeVille(spelling on last name?)
eviljester

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« Reply #13 on: 03-08-2005 13:06 »

yey some more opinions on Mom!!! I love her ship that looks like her hair lol! Used in that one shot!
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« Reply #14 on: 03-08-2005 16:12 »

 
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Originally posted by i_c_weiner:
Cruela DeVille(spelling on last name?)

Wow someone really put thought into her name there. Cruel Devil...? They must really lack imagination. (Sorry abit off the subject.)
Old Skool Prop

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« Reply #15 on: 03-09-2005 13:18 »

Mom is cool! But i like anyone evil!
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« Reply #16 on: 03-09-2005 17:10 »

 
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Originally posted by TheGingerKid:
 Wow someone really put thought into her name there. Cruel Devil...? They must really lack imagination. (Sorry abit off the subject.)

It was spelt Cruella DeVil, so there's even less subtlety, but the original book examined the idea that she was the Devil incarnate - she was obsessed with heat, redness and and peppery food.

To try and relate this post back to the topic: maybe Mom is supposed to represent the evil of the futuristic world - a miniature dystopia?

Oh sure, blame the wizards...
Andy1234

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« Reply #17 on: 03-10-2005 12:38 »

or maybe she's the mr burns of the future, maybe a descendant.
hobbitboy

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« Reply #18 on: 05-02-2008 10:41 »

Because I like
usurping old threads and
manipulating them into
previously unexplored directions...


I'm wondering if Mom (of Mom's Friendly Robot Company) is as old as (or older than) the Professor.

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km73

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« Reply #19 on: 05-02-2008 10:47 »

Wouldn't this have gone into the thread "Oh Mother, Where Art Thou"?...
or maybe not.

ANYWAY, I don't think she's quite as old. Maybe, ohh, fifteen or twenty years younger.
(After all, she doesn't seem to be thinking about being taken to the Near Death Star).
Frisco17

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« Reply #20 on: 05-02-2008 21:54 »

She could own it with the money she has.
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« Reply #21 on: 05-07-2008 02:17 »

 
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Originally posted by Andy1234:
or maybe she's the mr burns of the future, maybe a descendant.

In the simpsons/futurama cross over crisis comic book, mom and mr Burns are like, together.

Also, in the world of futurama, the simpsons really was a tv show (a big piece of garbage, mars university, leelas homeworld), so it would make sense that there would be some trace of the simpsons as it is probably one of the most successful cartoons, ever.


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« Reply #22 on: 05-07-2008 04:28 »
« Last Edit on: 05-07-2008 04:28 »

I love MOM!  She's so vile and evil - you know when you see her that hijinks will shortly ensue.

I think that I must be the only person who immediately knew she was based on MOM from the 1980's movie (which flopped) Dr. Detroit.

If the series had lasted longer, I would have loved to seen an ally to our beloved Planet Express crew in the form of Dr. Detroit - the vileness would have been off-the-scale.

My favorite scene from Dr. Detroit:

"Mom, I'm going to rip your head off and shit down your neck."

God, that was so funny.    laff

edit:  From Wikipedia:

Futurama's villainous "Mom" appears to reference the "Mom" in Doctor Detroit, in that her henchmen are all-clad in grey, double breasted, chauffers uniforms, much like the henchmen in Doctor Detroit
Kryten

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« Reply #23 on: 05-07-2008 20:58 »

Yes, Mom is not Mr. Burns. Mr. Burns is funny.
Frisco17

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« Reply #24 on: 05-07-2008 21:39 »

Mr. Burns is just kind of insane evil, unlike Mom who is just evil, evil.

 
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Originally posted by Ralph Snart:
edit:  From Wikipedia:

Futurama's villainous "Mom" appears to reference the "Mom" in Doctor Detroit, in that her henchmen are all-clad in grey, double breasted, chauffers uniforms, much like the henchmen in Doctor Detroit

Actually I remember from one of the commentaries that the reason her sons are dressed like that is because they're supposed to look like the Imperial officers from Star Wars.
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« Reply #25 on: 05-08-2008 00:31 »

The guy on the commentary may have been right and I know Wikipedia isn't a very reliable source, but I'm going with the Wiki article since I watch Dr. Detroit just a few weeks ago and the henchmen dressed exactly like Mom's sons.
hobbitboy

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« Reply #26 on: 05-08-2008 02:48 »

 
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Originally posted by km73:
ANYWAY, I don't think she's quite as old. Maybe, ohh, fifteen or twenty years younger.
(After all, she doesn't seem to be thinking about being taken to the Near Death Star).
I had got the impression that in those flash-backs to the time where the Professor was working at the Friendly Robot Company, Mom doesn't look significantly younger than Hubert. Especially if she is one to take better care of, and pay more attention to her appearance than he does (to his).

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« Reply #27 on: 05-08-2008 19:56 »

 
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Originally posted by hobbitboy:

 
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Originally posted by km73:
ANYWAY, I don't think she's quite as old. Maybe, ohh, fifteen or twenty years younger.
(After all, she doesn't seem to be thinking about being taken to the Near Death Star).
I had got the impression that in those flash-backs to the time where the Professor was working at the Friendly Robot Company, Mom doesn't look significantly younger than Hubert. Especially if she is one to take better care of, and pay more attention to her appearance than he does (to his).

Mom doesn't have to worry about the Near-Death Squad Robots - she controls them.  And then, even if she didn't control them, she has enough money and power to be able to buy her way out of being taken to the Near-Death Star.

Damned robots make me sick to my ass! - Mom can always be counted on saying something funny and vile in the same breath.

One day, I want to marry a woman just like her.

winna

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« Reply #28 on: 05-08-2008 20:04 »

It seems improbably to me that Mom's company built all the robots in the galaxy (universe?).  In the year 3000 we seem more interstellarly connected, and it seems absurd that other alien races wouldn't have created artificial intelligence as well....

Then again, the sunset squard may be earth's version of euthanizing the elderly, and at any rate you're certainly correct in the assumption that Mom has the power to prevent her own death.
seattlejohn01

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« Reply #29 on: 05-20-2008 22:58 »

I can't remember the exact wording of my favorite Mom saying, but it goes something like "Cram a bastard in it, you crap!"
Frisco17

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« Reply #30 on: 05-21-2008 20:53 »

Mom: "Jam a bastard in it, you crap!"

seattlejohn01

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« Reply #31 on: 05-22-2008 01:38 »

That's it!  I LOVE that line!
Kifz

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« Reply #32 on: 05-29-2008 14:23 »

Mom has an iron hand in a silk glove; she's cuttingly sarcastic and funny in an evil way. The contrast between her outside persona (the fat suit etc.) and her real persona reflect her ruthlessness, thou she still probably gets lonely there on the top of the food chain. Kudos to Groening for thrashing the "Good Mommy" taboo!
pleaseinsertgirder

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« Reply #33 on: 09-30-2011 01:19 »

that is so right.... i just saw dr Detroit for the first time the other night and picked that out 1st thing....such a great tribute smile

I love MOM!  She's so vile and evil - you know when you see her that hijinks will shortly ensue.

I think that I must be the only person who immediately knew she was based on MOM from the 1980's movie (which flopped) Dr. Detroit.

If the series had lasted longer, I would have loved to seen an ally to our beloved Planet Express crew in the form of Dr. Detroit - the vileness would have been off-the-scale.

My favorite scene from Dr. Detroit:

"Mom, I'm going to rip your head off and shit down your neck."

God, that was so funny.    laff

edit:  From Wikipedia:

Futurama's villainous "Mom" appears to reference the "Mom" in Doctor Detroit, in that her henchmen are all-clad in grey, double breasted, chauffers uniforms, much like the henchmen in Doctor Detroit
SpaceGoldfish fromWazn

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« Reply #34 on: 09-30-2011 01:21 »
« Last Edit on: 09-30-2011 01:29 »

Mom's a fantastic villain.  She's also a great character in her own right, rather then just being a female Mr Burns in space.   The contrast between her sweet grandmotherly persona for PR and the emotionally bankrupt harpy is wonderful.   Sure you knew something was not quite right when you found out she had copyrighted "mom" and "love", but the fatsuit vanishing and  revealing an emaciated crone in a catsuit was genuinely unexpected and is still one of Futurama's finest moments.


My favorite quote in the series comes from Mom:
"I have to go to some charity BS for knocked up teenage sluts."

Some of my other favorite quotes:
"Thankyou, you repulsive disappointment!"
"Damn robots make me sick to my ass!"
"This better not be those little Korean girls again!"
"You wanna get adopted you little skank?"
Tofu_Lion

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« Reply #35 on: 09-30-2011 02:20 »

Mom is definitely the funniest villian in history...that line about knocked up teenage sluts is my fave as well big grin I also love the idea of having a skinny old lady who pretends to be fat in order to look more grandmotherly. And you gotta love the triple slap.
Inquisitor Hein
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« Reply #36 on: 10-16-2011 14:08 »

I might be rather alone with my opinion, but Mom isn't really such a great villain for me.
I can't quite point my finger at it: The concept behind her is without a doubt new, unusual and hilarious...but something about the way it is executed just does not seem completely right to me.

ImhO, she is okay as a villain, also above average, but -at least for me- something is missing to make her an excellent, brillant villain.
spira

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« Reply #37 on: 10-16-2011 22:57 »

Could be true, Hein. I feel like sometimes she slips into two dimensions and is just there to be funny as opposed to playing a really pivotal role in the series. But her relationship with Farnsworth has added depth to her character over the whole run. I think she's a good character as well as a hilarious villain.
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #38 on: 10-17-2011 03:02 »

I'd agree with that. She's a good character, but she wouldn't make my top 10 villains list.
hobbitboy

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« Reply #39 on: 10-17-2011 11:49 »


 Are sitcoms supposed to have real villains?

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