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hobbitboy

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« Reply #40 on: 10-09-2010 00:05 »
« Last Edit on: 10-09-2010 00:06 »


   Has Roberto been in the new season yet, I do not recall.



   No. No, he hasn't. Sadly.


Wasn't he in a background shot recently, or am I thinking of something else?
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Nibblonian Leader

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« Reply #41 on: 10-09-2010 00:09 »

Dang, Hobbitboy, I'm not sure.
Tedward

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« Reply #42 on: 10-09-2010 00:33 »

Wasn't he in a background shot recently, or am I thinking of something else?

More than that; he had a speaking part at the beginning of "Proposition Infinity," in the scene in the jail.

"Hey Bender, ever kill a man with a sock?"
mazda07

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« Reply #43 on: 10-09-2010 00:46 »

hahaaii hohaaaai!
Nibblonian Leader

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« Reply #44 on: 10-09-2010 04:54 »

Thank you, Tedward.
Bigboysdontcry

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« Reply #45 on: 10-09-2010 06:34 »

That is right, I forgot, kudos Ted. Your the man.
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« Reply #46 on: 03-06-2011 01:44 »

Professor/Robot Devil. Or, frankly, anyone/Robot Devil. He really needs to be in another episode.
SpaceMaN

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« Reply #47 on: 03-06-2011 05:57 »

hahaaii hohaaaai!
* SpaceMaN  votes this Post of the Year.
Nibblonian Leader

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« Reply #48 on: 03-06-2011 07:47 »

Necro'd.
KurtPikachu2001

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« Reply #49 on: 03-06-2011 19:58 »

Will there be more of these unusual character pairings in these new episodes?  Hope so!  Love to see one where it's just Hermes, Bender, Leela, and Amy (don't worry, nothing against Fry).

 I'd even like to see a Leela and Amy episode! 
futurefreak

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« Reply #50 on: 03-06-2011 20:50 »

Man you really don't like Fry huh? He'd kinda the archetypal hero...sorry to rain on your parade
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« Reply #51 on: 03-06-2011 21:17 »

Fry and Zoidberg is always funny. Especially when they end up trying to kill each other. Plus I just love the episodes where Billy West is essentially talking to himself for half an hour.
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« Reply #52 on: 03-06-2011 21:59 »

Yeah that is always funny. big grin Along those same lines you know who'd be an odd pairing? Morbo and Kif eek
Nibblonian Leader

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« Reply #53 on: 03-07-2011 00:34 »

Hyper Chicken and Amazonian.
Zapp and Hermes
Nibblonian and futurefreak
Honorable Mention ans SpaceMaN
I can go on.
SpaceMaN

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« Reply #54 on: 03-07-2011 02:39 »
« Last Edit on: 03-07-2011 02:40 »

Nibblonian and futurefreak
Getting a bit forward, eh?   Chicks do dig the confidence.

Honorable Mention and SpaceMaN
Sadly, it could never be.  I do love her though.  cry

I can go on.
So can I.  
KurtPikachu2001

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« Reply #55 on: 03-09-2011 18:42 »

Here's one:

How about Morbo and Lrrr?

Or Labarbra and Linda?   


Nibblonian Leader

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« Reply #56 on: 03-16-2011 00:46 »

Give 'er a chance, SpaceMaN.
Question Machine

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« Reply #57 on: 03-16-2011 00:52 »

How about Morbo and Lrrr?
Morbo and Lrrr would be pretty funny, though as characters, both are probably a bit too obscure. And, as Maurice LaMarche loves to point out, they don't sound anything alike. wink
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #58 on: 07-22-2011 10:38 »

Excuse the bump, but I just had a thought.
Some recent episodes have explored the friendship between Fry and Bender (ei "Ghost in the Machines"). In "Law and Oracle" we see awkwardness between Leela and Bender when Fry isn't around. I think it would be unique if there was an episode exploring the bond between Bender and Leela. Unless I've completely forgotten, I don't think we've had an episode like that yet.
Thoughts?
SpaceGoldfish fromWazn

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« Reply #59 on: 07-22-2011 14:37 »

Weirder then the slutty asian billionaire doctor and the effeminate frog thing?  Okay.

How about...
Morbo cheating on his wife with... the Crushinator?

So UnrealLegend... your avatar is a robot, right?
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« Reply #60 on: 07-22-2011 18:21 »

Weirder then the slutty asian billionaire doctor and the effeminate frog thing?  Okay.

How about...
Morbo cheating on his wife with... the Crushinator?

So UnrealLegend... your avatar is a robot, right?

winna?!

And yeah, what Unreal said, Bender and Leela. A weird one would be Fry and Hermes.
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #61 on: 07-23-2011 06:04 »

So UnrealLegend... your avatar is a robot, right?
No!
Yeah, that's right. I was cocky enough to change it :P
SpaceGoldfish fromWazn

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« Reply #62 on: 08-04-2011 18:37 »

So UnrealLegend... your avatar is a robot, right?
No!
Yeah, that's right. I was cocky enough to change it :P

You're supposed to sigh disgustedly at my feeble attempt to break the ice with you. :P
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« Reply #63 on: 08-08-2011 21:15 »

Bender and Leela initially were not supposed to get along because of Leela's convictions and Bender's violation of them (like in I Second That Emotion). Now...who knows. The characters seem to suffer a personality disorder at least once, as in, they have different personalities than with which they began.

Although, there have been times in the Classic Run where Leela went along with things that seemed unreasonable, like when her and Bender went grave robbing in Luck of the Fryrish.
Nibblonian Leader

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« Reply #64 on: 08-13-2011 05:20 »

Anything could happen...
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« Reply #65 on: 08-23-2011 23:22 »
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Bender and Leela initially were not supposed to get along because of Leela's convictions and Bender's violation of them (like in I Second That Emotion). Now...who knows.

David X Cohen already answered that:

http://www.scriptphd.com/comics/2009/07/26/comic-con-day-3-coverage/

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Fan: Will Leela and Bender ever get together?

David X. Cohen: We were right on the brink at the last season, and we will address that a little bit, but they’ll have their ups and downs in the new adventures. But of course it’s their ultimate destiny.

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(Okay...they have two Episodes left to adress that little bit...big grin)
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« Reply #66 on: 08-23-2011 23:55 »

I'm pretty sure they meant to type "Will Leela and Fry ever get together" there, because David X. Cohen's response doesn't really make sense otherwise, unless he was joking.

And I think you might have read it as "get along" rather than "get together".
Gorky

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« Reply #67 on: 08-24-2011 00:05 »

Although, there have been times in the Classic Run where Leela went along with things that seemed unreasonable, like when her and Bender went grave robbing in Luck of the Fryrish.

I love when Leela decides to forgo reason and listen to idiotic-ness instead; that, to me, is not out-of-character, but kind of awesome.

Also, Leela and Bender got along during the original run. Leela tells Bender that she likes his in-your-face attitude in "My Three Suns," and they seem to get along fine in "The Why of Fry" after their Fry-free delivery. It's obvious that their relationship isn't as close as the ones they share with Fry, but they're still clearly friends. The trio is the trio, damn it!

As far as "Law and Oracle" goes, though, I think the writers probably played up the awkwardness between Leela and Bender so that they (and the audience) would see how important Fry is to the dynamic of Planet Express. I don't think liberties like that should be taken with the characters' personalities too often, but in that case I found it hilarious ("So...you're a robot?").
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« Reply #68 on: 08-24-2011 00:07 »

This has probably already been said, but Leela and Bender seemed to get along in 'The Why of Fry' on that delivery, I mean, they got medals...
Gorky

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« Reply #69 on: 08-24-2011 00:11 »

Leela also helps Bender out in "Raging Bender" (though this is for semi-selfish reasons), and Bender imposes himself on Leela's life as her agent in "A Leela of Her Own" and as her blackmailer in "Yo Leela Leela." They also share an affinity for alcohol (which is showcased in "The Route of All Evil"), and "The Honking" shows that Bender must consider Leela his second-closest friend, after Fry.

Leela and Bender's relationship doesn't get nearly as much play as Bender and Fry's or Fry and Leela's, but it's still there. And, if not touching, it's usually quite entertaining.
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« Reply #70 on: 08-24-2011 09:10 »

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I'm pretty sure they meant to type "Will Leela and Fry ever get together" there, because David X. Cohen's response doesn't really make sense otherwise, unless he was joking
I thought my post was rather identifiable was a joke based on the thread's subject and the interview's typo..the simley gave a decent hint;)
SpaceGoldfish fromWazn

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« Reply #71 on: 12-22-2011 22:38 »

I think the random ones really work, like Bender and Hermes, and Amy and Nibbler.   I think an Amy-Leela episode would be pretty good though.  They seem to have a pretty interesting dynamic (that seems to swap between genuine friendship and two faced frenemy relationship), are similar in some ways (they're both very intelligent in different ways: Leela has a lot of common sense and is very practical, but is mostly average in booksmarts, while Amy is an academic genius but her naivete can lead her to do very stupid things).   And then there's the fact that Leela is very tough with a sentimental core, while Amy is outwardly very feminine and goofy but hides a pretty strong will and is pretty plucky and intelligent when she needs to be.  (To dust off a cliche, Leela's iron covering velvet, while Amy is velvet covering iron.)   Plus we have seen that Amy is almost (but not quite) a match for Leela when it comes to marksmanship/hand to hand combat and piloting the ship.   They're both pretty badass, so I would like an episode that focuses on two girls. 

They could pander to the base and have a Charley's Angels parody, and have a third female character.  The obvious choice would be Lebarbara, or they could have someone like Petunia, Hatty or Mom be the third member (hell, they've already had Mom in Farah Fawcett's iconic pose.)   Or have Bender in drag.  The only problem would be making it different from Less then Hero.

But mostly I'd like to have an Amy/Leela episode.  It hasn't been done before, but I think it would feel natural, and they have enough similarities/differences for them to play off eachother.
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« Reply #72 on: 12-22-2011 22:51 »

Again with the parody ideas... what's wrong with original thought?
SpaceGoldfish fromWazn

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« Reply #73 on: 12-22-2011 22:57 »

You saying Flight to Remember, The Late Philip J Fry, Wizzn',Where no Fan has Gone Before,  Fry and the Slurm Factory are all bad episodes?

 Plus the Charlie's Angels was an afterthought, and when I say parody it basically means: "three women fighting crime and a bit of the girls in the opening to the original series."  It wouldn't actually heavily parody Charlie's Angels except the brief opening.   I'd actually much rather have an episode that focuses on Amy and Leela.
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« Reply #74 on: 12-22-2011 23:04 »

No, I am not saying that. But the parodies are not the strongest of episodes. In addition, TLPJF (like AFTR) is also not a parody of any one thing. It contains elements parodying multiple works. WNFHGB is the one example there that's both a direct parody and a really good episode.

Wizzin' was pretty "meh" for me apart from a couple of jokes ("Do they come in women's sizes?" and "Why did I have to take a cab?") and FATSF was distinctly mediocre compared to the rest of the first season.

Parody episodes do not stand up well in their own right, and are only one step above godawful "current" pop-culture jokes IMO.

I do like the idea of an Amy/Leela episode, but it would need to either parody several bits and pieces of different works altogether, or it would need to have an original plot. A straight-up Charlie's Angels parody would stink to... something that only gets stunk to by really stinky things.

If you're only anticipating the idea making a throwaway reference to Charlie's Angels, that suddenly becomes a lot more palatable.
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« Reply #75 on: 12-22-2011 23:18 »

Exactly.  If I ever do a parody, I prefer to do a multitude of things, the way AFTR and TLPJF do.  Those work better then singular ones like WNFHGB do.  A Charlie's Angels parody would only work if it had lots of other things mixed in, or just had three girls so they could do the "Once upon a Time there were three little girls" opening, had the boom Charlie's Angels sillouette, had the three girls in seventies outfits (and all of New New York suddenly turned orange and brown) but apart from that told its own story, that's what I was going for.  Plus I think if it made fun of the genre and campy sixty/seventies style tv shows, that would be interesting, but as long as it was kept minor.   

Like I said only throwaway reference to Charlie's Angels, since I've never really watched many episodes of it.  Like I said it could have a few references to other sixties seventies spy/crime fighting shows (like calling the episode The Girls from A.U.N.T.I.E. and having Labarbara in a blaxploitation outfit.  These are only ideas I'm coming up with, I would much rather Futurama sticks to what it does best: telling its own stories with shout outs that don't really overwhelm the plot.)

Really though the Charlies Angel episode is an afterthought, Id much rather have a straightup Leela and Amy show. 
totalnerd undercanada

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« Reply #76 on: 12-22-2011 23:24 »

A Charlie's Angels parody would only work if it ...just had three girls so they could do the "Once upon a Time there were three little girls" opening, had the boom Charlie's Angels sillouette, had the three girls in seventies outfits (and all of New New York suddenly turned orange and brown) but apart from that told its own story

So you want a realistic, down to earth show that's totally off the wall and swarming with magic robots?
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« Reply #77 on: 12-22-2011 23:31 »
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Yes because Charlie's Angels are the only thing that happened in the Seventies.  Ever.

I just think having New New York be Seventies'ized could open  up a chance for some really interesting art styles and visual gags (maybe the people of Earth could have a brief fad with dressing and decorating Seventies style, because they think it's how people dressed in Victorian England or Ancient Greece or some other massive historical inaccuracy, like thinking the Rubix Cube was invented by Galileo or Pythogoras.)  Plus one word: Fryfro.

The Seventies were a pretty big era, and Charlie's Angels was just one part of it.  Having the people of NNY be obsessed with rubix cubes and brown floral wallpaper still leaves plenty of room for the writers to tell their own story thats not a parody of anything in particular.  Think of the Charlie's Angels opening just being a vehicle that gets the story started but leaves it behind after the throwaway reference.
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« Reply #78 on: 12-22-2011 23:42 »

Relax. I was mainly referring to having something grounded in a particular style that bears almost no relation to the actual setting. Seventies NY and 3000's NNY don't really have anything in common. So it would be a totally realistic 70's set that's swarming with (actual) robots, or a futuristic city that gets splashed with brown paint and suede for a day.

Both of those lend themselves to the line I used, somewhat. Plus, I like to snark. Even when I agree with somebody about a particular point, I do love to snark.
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« Reply #79 on: 12-22-2011 23:55 »

Well... I'm trying to think of a way to justify a Seventies'ized NNY, and to what degree it would be Seventies'ized (would most people just have afros and wotnot and have brown and orange living rooms, or would the entire city be brown and orange?)

Also as well as the "31st Century Earthicans are idiots and think they are dressing like the Ancient Greeks" scenario there are a few more.

The crew go to a theme park.  Or a virtual theme park that recreates different eras, but malfunctions and traps the gang in the Seventies.

Time travel screw up (though I think ATPH proves how badly that storyline can go wrong)

The crew go to a strange seperatist human planet.  A bit like the Amish, except they believe that the pinnacle of human civilization was the 1970s and keep their planet in that state, and surround themselves with lava lamps and rubix cubes and John Travolta is worshipped as a human god.

Another idea I had was that there's a Pete Best of the Angels, maybe Petunia or Hatty, who gets replaced by LaBarbara and spends the rest of the episode pissy and bitter about it.  If it's Mom who gets replaced, then she could become the main villain of the episode.  Not because she wants to beat crime, but because nobody says No to Mommy.  Just ideas though.  I'm not enough of a fan of the show to want to do an entire parody of Charlie's Angels, just touch on a few parts of it.


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