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PEE Poll: Which minor character would you like to see hit the "Big Time" storyline wise
Lrrr   -2 (18.2%)
Morbo   -2 (18.2%)
Scruffy,the Janitor   -3 (27.3%)
Richard Nixon's Head   -1 (9.1%)
other   -3 (27.3%)
Total Voters: 11

leela09

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« on: 09-21-2009 22:25 »

Just a little poll to get some conversation started.Who knows you could set policy.(heh heh)
coldangel

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« Reply #1 on: 09-22-2009 02:00 »

Nixon. Though less of the stupid over-the-top Nixon and more historical Nixon.
I'd like to see an episode which parodies the Frost/Nixon interviews where Bender takes the role of David Frost.
leela09

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« Reply #2 on: 09-22-2009 06:52 »

I was around for the original debates and they weren't half as interesting as the movie.It's the backstory that makes the movie.Nixon by Oliver Stone was a good portrait of the Tricky One.
I thought it would be nice to see an extended storyline on what it would be to live on Omicron Persei 8.
I'd like get a tour of the Planet Express ship.
coldangel

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« Reply #3 on: 09-22-2009 07:20 »

Nixon by Oliver Stone was a good portrait of the Tricky One.

It was.
Nixons Head

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« Reply #4 on: 09-22-2009 23:05 »

Not scruffy! Hes a great character but thats because of his mystery.

We have seen a couple of episodes where Lrrr has a big role so i wouldnt pick him (although i think he will be back in a similar role to what he already has). I think Morbo would be a great choice though.

I personally want Space Pope to get an episode.
leela09

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« Reply #5 on: 09-23-2009 03:17 »

There's got to be a reason Scruffy "works" at Planet Express.Enquiring minds want to know.
Never thought of Space Pope, but it would work.
Do you think he's an alligator because he's very powerful.There is a man,David Icke, who thinks that powerful people with lots of money and influence are shape shifting reptiles.
I know that this is off topic but.....
Why an alligator??
Nixons Head

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« Reply #6 on: 09-23-2009 15:28 »

 confused eh what? Dont know, maybe to include the line by Farnsworth "is the space pope reptilian?"
Jezzem

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« Reply #7 on: 09-23-2009 21:07 »

You mean Bender's line?

The Space Pope isn't an alligator he's a reptillian alien.
Tedward

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« Reply #8 on: 09-23-2009 23:49 »

Well, the Space Pope's logo or crest or whatever you may want to call it that we see at the end of the propaganda film in "I Dated a Robot" (I think that's where it's from) has him labelled as "Crocodilus Pontifex" or something to that effect, but it makes more sense to just classify him as a reptilian alien like Jezzem said.

Anyway, I think most of the secondary characters could benefit from more screen time or a story that features them more prominently (but I agree that seeing too much of Scruffy could ruin his mystique and charm).
Nixons Head

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« Reply #9 on: 09-23-2009 23:59 »

It was benders lin? Huh, i could have sworn it was hubert
Jezzem

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« Reply #10 on: 09-24-2009 00:10 »

He says it to Fry when they're on the Internet and Fry says "Is there a place that panders to my lust for violence?"
Nixons Head

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« Reply #11 on: 09-24-2009 02:03 »

I believe you. I just done funk of it wrong.
coldangel

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« Reply #12 on: 09-24-2009 02:10 »

I don't get this idea people have of exploring Scruffy's backstory and destroying the whole point. Scruffy is a joke - a non-character who nobody knows. That's the deal. Take that away and he's no longer funny. That'd be like delving into the history and philosophical significance of suicide booths - you'd ruin the amusing randomness.
Tedward

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« Reply #13 on: 09-24-2009 15:03 »

That's basically what I was trying to say, but you've said so in a much better way (though I wouldn't go so far as to say that Scruffy is a non-character). There are plenty of other characters that could use more backstory or development.
Ralph Snart

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« Reply #14 on: 09-24-2009 19:30 »


I'd like get a tour of the Planet Express ship.

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horriblegb

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« Reply #15 on: 09-24-2009 23:09 »

I think one of the problems with the Simpsons now is how much they focus on secondary characters, such as Moe.  Its stupid and pointless and I was always annoyed by it.  I think none of these characters should have an expanded story line because it is basically an admission of "we are running out ideas".  But maybe i am wrong. 
Jezzem

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« Reply #16 on: 09-24-2009 23:18 »

Yes. Yes you are.
horriblegb

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« Reply #17 on: 09-24-2009 23:21 »

damn it! I knew it
Tedward

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« Reply #18 on: 09-25-2009 18:11 »

I think one of the problems with the Simpsons now is how much they focus on secondary characters, such as Moe.  Its stupid and pointless and I was always annoyed by it.  I think none of these characters should have an expanded story line because it is basically an admission of "we are running out ideas".  But maybe i am wrong. 

I understand what you're saying here, but on a show like The Simpsons they pretty much have to start looking at the secondary characters at some point to avoid running out of ideas (of course, it still happens, but that's beside the point). I agree, though, that it does seem kind of pointless at times. Futurama, on the other hand, has room for more character development I think, and therefore would probably be better if these sort of episodes were to happen as long as they were done well.
Aki

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« Reply #19 on: 10-10-2009 00:30 »

I think one of the problems with the Simpsons now is how much they focus on secondary characters, such as Moe.  Its stupid and pointless and I was always annoyed by it.  I think none of these characters should have an expanded story line because it is basically an admission of "we are running out ideas".  But maybe i am wrong. 
In the Simpsons I like that. At least up 'till season 12 or so. But on the other hand, their main cast is very simple. Futurama's main cast is much more advanced, with different backgrounds... in The Simpsons, Marge, Homer, and the children all have the same basic background.
KurtPikachu2001

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« Reply #20 on: 10-11-2009 19:48 »

I'd like to see more Scruffy!  Or Morbo. 
LobsterMooch
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« Reply #21 on: 10-11-2009 19:54 »

Wow, we could almost have a debate here. The people who want more Scruffy vs. the people who want the same amount.
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