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PEE Poll: Who do you hate more?
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« on: 01-04-2011 15:15 »

Write do you hate zapp if you like him dont come on this topic! big grin
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« Reply #1 on: 01-04-2011 15:20 »

No.
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« Reply #2 on: 01-04-2011 17:00 »

i hate that pervert dumpass. but he can be funny with his stupidity
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« Reply #3 on: 01-04-2011 18:37 »

I don't like Zapp.  He has a huge ego and he thinks he's very heroic and everybody loves him.  Even Kiff can't stand him.  And he sticks his business where it doesn't belong like when he gets himself involved with Planet Express's affairs. 

Also, He should get a clue that Leela wants nothing to do with him.  Though Zapp does have his moments.  In those serials he did where he rescues Leela, at least it showed them all get captured and rescued by Zapp.  Also, those serials he did shows him how dumb he really is. 
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« Reply #4 on: 01-04-2011 18:54 »

Yup, worst main character on the show.
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« Reply #5 on: 01-04-2011 21:11 »

All those on the poll are great characters. Maybe you miss the point of Futurama.
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« Reply #6 on: 01-04-2011 22:02 »

People are confusing 'disliking a person' with a 'bad character'.  I mean, yeah, I wouldn't like to be together with Zapp Brannigan or him as my superior, but he is still a great character on the show.  He has motivation, depth and a goal he is striving towards.

Those are the least things I demand in a character.  Which is why I hate the Star Wars prequels.
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« Reply #7 on: 01-05-2011 02:27 »

Zapp is the ultimate space hero. He's got integrity, he's got the soul of an explorer and the heart of an adventurer. But he's also human, and suffers from the flaws of any human being, making him accessible to the audience.

His trans-credible exploits and the magnitude of his awesomanity should serve as an inspiration to us all. Not just a man of war, but a man using the only tool he has to achieve peace and stability for the galaxy, Zapp is the archetypal character for the juxtaposition of the human condition against the vastness of space and within the context of science fiction as a whole.

If you hate Zapp Brannigan, you hate sci-fi, you hate exploration and adventure, you hate scoring with hot alien babes, and you hate life.

Simply put, he's a God among men.

All hail 25-star general Zapp Brannigan!
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« Reply #8 on: 01-06-2011 03:35 »

Now I hate you instead. 
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« Reply #9 on: 01-06-2011 06:55 »

But you don't hate Zapp. You can't hate Zapp.
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« Reply #10 on: 01-06-2011 10:47 »

His desperation is what makes him so amusing...!
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« Reply #11 on: 01-06-2011 19:06 »

While the most obvious inspiration for Zapp Brannigan is William Shatner's Capt. James T Kirk, I feel that he also owes something to Capt. Lincoln F Sternn from the 1981 animated movie, "Heavy Metal":

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YE3J27ApS_8
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« Reply #12 on: 01-06-2011 19:19 »

He reminds me in a way of Jacques Clouseau.  Stupid and bumbling yet lucky enough to rise high in the ranks.  I love how obviously he covers up his insecurities with overbearing self-confidence.  Also, he is one of the few men who genuinely finds Leela attractive and worth pursuing among all the others who are repulsed by her.  Despite his macho motives, that is a sign of good character on his part and gives him some common ground with Fry of all people.  Anyways - yes, Zapp is a great character and I find your poll slightly insulting.
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« Reply #13 on: 01-06-2011 21:15 »

Now I hate you instead. 

Second :P
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« Reply #14 on: 01-07-2011 08:29 »

He seems a little like Zaphod Beeblebrox too...Zapp Brannigan? Zaphod Beeblebrox? Eh? Eh??? (I know this was brought up like five years ago and I'm bringing it up again).
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« Reply #15 on: 01-07-2011 17:04 »

He seems a little like Zaphod Beeblebrox too...Zapp Brannigan? Zaphod Beeblebrox? Eh? Eh??? (I know this was brought up like five years ago and I'm bringing it up again).

  • For the record, I do not hate Zap Brannigan, and:
  • I think he's an immensly entertaining character, but:
  • I'd find an actual person like him insufferably narcissistic.
  • If ever I had to interact with such a person, well... there'd be blood on the ceiling...
    And I don't mean mine...
  • Is Zap similar to Zaphod Beeblebrox? Not an uncommon idea.
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I'll just... ooze... back out under the door now...

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« Reply #16 on: 01-08-2011 08:36 »

Interesting.

* winna jots all this down in his notebook.
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« Reply #17 on: 01-08-2011 08:37 »

Bender
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« Reply #18 on: 01-08-2011 08:45 »

Quit trolling.  Also, change your avatar, it upsets me. frown
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« Reply #19 on: 01-08-2011 08:48 »

haha, because it is ugly?
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« Reply #20 on: 01-08-2011 08:49 »

I'm watching a show about snakes
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« Reply #21 on: 01-08-2011 23:49 »

But you don't hate Zapp. You can't hate Zapp.
Damn right.
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« Reply #22 on: 01-10-2011 09:47 »

I'm watching a show about snakes

Apologize for your double post, you repulsive behemoth!
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« Reply #23 on: 01-10-2011 10:30 »

Yeah...only winna is allowed to do that!
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« Reply #24 on: 03-06-2011 01:34 »

It's hard to hate Zapp... He's just so pathetic. And face it, he has some of the best lines.

"Rock breaks scissors. But paper covers rock, and scissors cut paper! Kif, we have a conundrum. Search them for paper. And... bring me a rock."
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« Reply #25 on: 03-06-2011 02:09 »
« Last Edit on: 03-06-2011 02:11 by totalnerduk »

It's hard to hate Zapp... He's just so pathetic.

Clearly you've never seen the man in action. He has poise, derring-do, panache, . How can you call the man pathetic? He's conquored worlds, carpet-bombed civilisations, and stood tall against alien invaders, stoically sending wave after wave of his own men to certain doom. He's more than glorious. There's only one word for Zapp.

Trans-credible.
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« Reply #26 on: 03-06-2011 02:29 »

Trans-credible.
I get the last part... but what does the "trans" stand for? Transcendent? Or transvestite? Zapp DOES love his man-skirts...
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« Reply #27 on: 03-06-2011 02:57 »

Whoever decided that trousers were for men and skirts were for women had absolutely no knowledge whatsoever about human anatomy.
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« Reply #28 on: 03-06-2011 03:38 »

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« Reply #29 on: 03-06-2011 03:48 »

Oh, my.
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« Reply #30 on: 03-12-2011 08:16 »

All of those characters are great, this poll needs a 'None of the Above' choice
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« Reply #31 on: 03-12-2011 17:27 »

He's more like a good villain. someone you just love to hate. I really would not be happy if he was taken out or something.
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« Reply #32 on: 03-12-2011 22:26 »

This poll makes me literally angry with rage mad
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« Reply #33 on: 03-12-2011 22:42 »

If anybody hates Zapp Brannigan, I've decided that it must be due to an innate flaw in the human species that causes them to despise true greatness.
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« Reply #34 on: 03-13-2011 00:01 »

Would it be amusing if Zapp actually got intelligent? (Temporarily, of course. He's much more fun as a buffoon) Could you imagine him - competent? Could Kif feel - respect for him?
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« Reply #35 on: 03-13-2011 01:14 »

Well, I wasn't exactly a fan of the new-and-improved Zapp in the second act of "In-A-Gadda-Da-Leela"--you know, being all faux-chivalrous and fetching Leela trail mix and averting his eyes from her nudery--so I'm convinced that he's no fun to watch if he's not a total moron.
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« Reply #36 on: 03-13-2011 01:31 »

Yes, exactly. Actually Zapp can only be a stupid buffoon, that's what he was originally supposed to be like. I hate his person, but not as a character. Without him Futurama wouldn't be the same.
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« Reply #37 on: 03-13-2011 03:21 »

Well, I wasn't exactly a fan of the new-and-improved Zapp in the second act of "In-A-Gadda-Da-Leela"

When did he get new-and-improved? Same old Zapp, conniving to get Leela in the sack (or in that case, grass smile ) a little later.
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« Reply #38 on: 03-13-2011 03:30 »

Yes, but the way he was acting to accomplish that plan might be what he would be like if he were more considerate or what have you.

And yes, considerate is not the same as intelligent (or competent, for that matter), but I think the point was that it would be too disconcerting to watch Zapp behave that way.
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« Reply #39 on: 03-13-2011 04:15 »

Yeah, I just meant that, whenever Zapp isn't acting in an overtly caddish and/or buffoon-ish manner (and those two traits seem to go hand-in-hand), he's not too fun to watch. When I watch "In-A-Gadda-Da-Leela", I enjoy Zapp for the first third and the last third--but that second act is just too...weird. Zapp as a gentleman just doesn't cut it for me (even if, like El Man points out, he's not sincere in the endeavor).

Also, from a storytelling angle, seeing Zapp as an intelligent or otherwise dignified individual would just be kind of a retread of "Parasites Lost", anyway.
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