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KitKatBar-Fry

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« Reply #40 on: 08-14-2006 01:51 »

The only time I can think of anyone acting out of character was when Hermes declared that everyone would have severely reduced pay, and they all cheered. Maybe Fry would fall for that, but why was Leela cheering? She's not that stupid.
Futurama Llama

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« Reply #41 on: 08-16-2006 15:27 »

Yeah... Good point. I think she was just too delerious or something to realize what had just gone on.
KitKatBar-Fry

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« Reply #42 on: 08-16-2006 19:02 »

delerious? Leela? i dunno...i think being delerious is OOC too... tongue
Futurama Llama

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« Reply #43 on: 08-17-2006 09:25 »

true dat... so, what isn't OOC then? In essence, everyone is in character but they are all OOC...or something like that.
KitKatBar-Fry

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« Reply #44 on: 08-17-2006 10:36 »

thats too confusing for me to grasp.
all I know is one thing: Leela would not fall for sumthing so lame. she didn't even 'start to cheer, then go 'wait a minute' all we hear is Dr.Z trying to sing.
Futurama Llama

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« Reply #45 on: 08-17-2006 11:23 »

Maybe when Dr. Z said: "Aww." it wasn't that the ep had ended, it was that Leela had inturrupted him to yell about Hermes' pay slash...
KitKatBar-Fry

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« Reply #46 on: 08-17-2006 11:34 »

hmm.maybe. its not canon, but who knows? still, i woulda thought she'd realize it on the spot?...
Invader Jenny

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« Reply #47 on: 08-17-2006 11:56 »

In some episode where the Professer and Hermes are yelling at their kids Zoidberg walks in and says, "What's with all the noise?  Is this angry yelling, or busted hearing-aid yelling?"

The fact that Zoidberg used the noun "busted" in that context has always struck me as odd.  I can't quite put my finger on it.  It seems a bit too...hip/with it...for him to use that word.  It's too much of a colloqulism for him too be using, you know?
TomAllen

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« Reply #48 on: 08-17-2006 14:36 »

Hey, Zoidy's a doctor.  A doctor, Jenny.  He knows medical terms like "busted", why not?  He probably learned them from watching his idol, Harold Zoid.  Or Fry maybe?
David A

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« Reply #49 on: 08-17-2006 15:17 »

Okay, first of all, "busted" is an adjective, not a noun.

Second, since when is the use of the word "busted" considered "hip" or "with it"?
Futurama Llama

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« Reply #50 on: 08-17-2006 18:04 »

Since time began.
KitKatBar-Fry

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« Reply #51 on: 08-17-2006 21:56 »

who knows whats up with the 31 century? its not OOC,a nytways. Dr.Z always tries to act cool to attract attention. remember in WMIBACIN? when he was in that gym and he started talking 'hip'
"yoyoyo, whasup shutup and drop the rock." he just wants to fit in.
Futurama Llama

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« Reply #52 on: 08-23-2006 19:51 »

he may have learned from fry...
"Yoyoyo Bezender, whaddup?"
hmm...
does zoidy think fry is hip?
Shiny

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« Reply #53 on: 08-23-2006 21:28 »
« Last Edit on: 08-23-2006 21:28 »

   
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Originally posted by Nerd-o-rama:      

The only out-of-characterness that spring to mind immediately is Bender in "A Pharaoh to Remember." I mean, we all know Bender is an asshole, but he doesn't usually enslave his friends. Also, what was with the masochism/brown-nosing when he was a slave?

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Originally posted by HopelessShipper:

I have no problem saying Bender was OOC on "A Pharaoh..." It's been discussed before so I won't get into any details other than saying that Bender cares very deeply about Fry/Leela.

Am I  the only Futurama fan who DOES believe that Bender cares very deeply about Fry and Leela...and yet still DOESN’T think he was OOC in "A Pharaoh to Remember?"

Lemme 'splain.  No wait, too long.  Lemme sum up:

Bender didn’t enslave his friends, they were already enslaved by the Osirans; he just took advantage of the situation afterward.  He made them his personal body servants, which meant that he knew nothing really terrible would happen to them; but he DOES love being in a position of power ( i.e., "War is the H-Word" ) and I don't think he could resist being able to lord it over them (he's kind of like a five-year-old that way - and who has ever met a five-year-old who they don’t think would go a little overboard if he/she became god-emperor of a planet for a while, hmmm?).  However, I have total faith that if Fry & Leela had ever been in REAL danger, he'd have changed his tune (a la "Fear of a Bot Planet" ) toot-sweet.

I think Bender's affection for his friends is plenty evident in “Pharaoh.”  He certainly couldn't bear to spend his "afterlife" without them; and their opinions matter so much that he was persuaded to blow up his monument - which would have let millions of people remember him for millions of years - by Leela and Fry pretending to forget him for two minutes.    laff


As for Bender brown-nosing and kissing ass...when HASN'T he kissed his idols' asses?  Elzar, the Harlem Globetrotters, Beck, Pharaoh...in each and every case, the subject of his unwavering sycophancy - whether they treat him like crap or not (the masochism).   

He only turned against Elzar when he found a new hero to emulate, and IMHO that is the key to his behavior: people who ARE something that Bender longs to BE earn his most abject, fawning adoration. To Bender, “hero worship” is a literal statement.    wink
Nerd-o-rama

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« Reply #54 on: 08-24-2006 01:15 »

Hmm...good points, futuristic-expression-of-positive-characteristics.  Good enough that I'm too tired to refute them.

Also, "busted" is neither hip, nor with it.  It's just a (very old, but still used) synonym for "broken."
TomAllen

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« Reply #55 on: 08-25-2006 08:16 »
« Last Edit on: 08-25-2006 08:16 »

Good explanation -- er, summing up -- Shiny.

I'm surprised, though, that you didn't mention "Fear of a Bot Planet".  This is, of course, the first-season episode where Bender becomes a star on a totally-robotic planet because of his hatred toward all things human.  Yet he refuses to nix Leela and Fry with the ceremonial kill-a-ma-jig because Bender, despite his protests, actually likes his coworkers.  Or at least, he recognizes that they aren't anti-robot.

The Osiris episode simply expands on that.  Bender doesn't hate his coworkers.  (Except Zoidberg, obviously.)  He simply realizes that they are inferior beings.  Like the way humans feel toward dogs, or a gorilla to a kitten.

...Oops.  You did mention FoaBP, didn't you.  Well, then.  Um, very good points!


David A

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« Reply #56 on: 08-25-2006 12:27 »

 
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Originally posted by Shiny:
Am I  the only Futurama fan who DOES believe that Bender cares very deeply about Fry and Leela...and yet still DOESN’T think he was OOC in "A Pharaoh to Remember?"

Not only do I not think that he was out of character in that episode, I have a hard time understanding why some people think that he was, when he acted exactly the same way that he does in every other episode.

Speak softly. Drive a Sherman tank.
KitKatBar-Fry

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« Reply #57 on: 08-25-2006 12:35 »

same here, brother. he just went overboard when he found out what he could do with all that power. but then, going overboard is just his nature. look at OF. he got a downgrade, then suddenly he wanted EVERYONE to convert to a less futuristic way of life. Thats just who he is programmed to be.
Freela

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« Reply #58 on: 09-26-2006 09:13 »

 
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Originally posted by fryfanSpyOrama:
The only character changed I've noticed was Leela seemily becoming more lazier and naivve as Fry and Bender.  In the early episodes, she was strict but kind.  She refused to kill Nibbler in exchange of Zapp saving their lives.  However, around the time Cubert and Dwight were introduced she seemed more laid back.  At the beginning of The Sting, Leela seem less rational when she went along with collecting bee honey.  She would've questioned about this mission if it were done in the first season.  Of course The Sting would've been less entertaining if that were the case.

Ya, she is getting more laid back. In TDHAIP, when Fry announced that the play was about Leela, she was eating a barbque (bug?) leg.
LuvFry

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« Reply #59 on: 09-27-2006 09:45 »

Back to the Kif disscussion... I came to this show on Cartton Network, so I watched them out o' order, (but I bought the DVD's so, no harm) but it seems to me that in LLLIS, Kif calling Zapp a jack@$$ is pretty inconsistent with the way he acts in other eps.

Although, he may have just been having a bad day, and/or was trying to apologize to Leela for Zapp's upcoming passes at her.

I dunno, any opinions on this matter? 
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