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BrainSluggo

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« on: 05-06-2002 05:54 »

There are actually quite a few, when you think about them--which is your favorite one-or-two-shot minor character? The ones you want to see again, but are afraid they might get screwed up the second or third time around?

This includes speaking and non-speaking roles, but NOT major characters around whom the plot revolves, such as That '80s Guy, Cubert, or Morgan Proctor, or regular minor characters like Morbo. Tell us all why you dig 'em, too, please.

Mine, in rising order:

(4) The Coffee-Maker, as seen in Mother's Day. The voice is hilarious, and expresses such hatred in so few lines...

Coffee Maker: "OUT OF CREAM!...OUT OF COFFEE! (sprays Fry with coffee) HOW DO YOU LIKE ME NOWWWWWW?!!"

(3) Dave Spiegel and Fluffers from the vet's office in I Second That Emotion and winners in the pet show from The Day The Earth Stood Stupid: The "pet human" and his alien cat-woman owner. Simultaneously cute, revolting, hilarious, and disturbingly erotic. [zapp]Erotic! Erotic![/zapp]

(2) The Vet: that poor bugger from I Second That Emotion. The character captures the dedication of a real animal doctor, plus he has great reactions to Bender's hostility and Fry's stupidity.

Vet: "Well, the Jaguar didn't want to cooperate, but luckily he knocked one of my teeth out!"
Fry: "Hey, what are these rings in Nibbler's fang?"
Vet: "Um--I'm still a little woozy from the gazelle-kick this morning...but if he's anything like the common tree, the rings might indicate his age."
Fry: (snorts) "Yeah? Well, good luck! It'd take some kind of genius to count all these rings!"
Vet: (glances at tooth) "He's five."

(1) The Hypnotoad from The Day The Earth Stood Stupid. Do I really have to explain this one? When design, writing, animation and sound effects all come together this perfectly, it's a glorious thing. ALL GLORY TO THE HYPNOTOAD!
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« Reply #1 on: 05-06-2002 09:39 »

Okay, some I'd like to see again.

The original voice of the PE ship. That voice was soo cool, and the arguement it and Bender had was brilliant. I particularly loved when the ship cut of Bender's head and responded: "Ooops. Sorry! muah-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha" Bring that voice back.

Phnog. That was difinitely a funny character, and I liked what he brought out in Leela. It'll be nice to see him again, and give Leela another chance to show us some of her acturian kung-fu moves. Always nice to see Leela kick some butt.  love

iHawk. Could be very difficult to do, since he was part of a MASH spoof. But if it could be done somehow, it would be great.
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« Reply #2 on: 05-06-2002 11:21 »

ALL GLORY TO THE HYPNOTOAD
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« Reply #3 on: 05-06-2002 11:59 »

I think we need more brainslug related episodes.
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« Reply #4 on: 05-06-2002 12:59 »

Phnog
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« Reply #5 on: 05-06-2002 14:04 »

To be honest, although I loved the Hypnotoad's part in "The Day The Earth Stood Stupid", I don't think he has enough scope or depth to be used again. If they tried using him again, they would have to come up with something new, or it would be just a re-hash of his first appearance, and it wouldn't seem as good as the first time because it would be forced. If they tried a to do something new with him, they could end up ruining him.

Someone I would like to see more of is the stripy referee, I thought he was so cool, he's already been used twice but one more time couldn't hurt. I agree with the people who said Phnog, although he's annoying, I sure would like to see him again, especially if Leela kicks his ass smile 


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« Reply #6 on: 05-06-2002 14:26 »

Maybe Leela could wup the Hypnotoad in a fight.  Other than that, I can't see how he could be brought back again.
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« Reply #7 on: 05-06-2002 16:34 »

WELSHIE!
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« Reply #8 on: 05-06-2002 16:39 »

Sean. He hasn't actually been on screen ever, but he's been mentioned twice and i would really love to see Leela'a reaction to seeing him again since she was obviously head over heels for him.
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« Reply #9 on: 05-06-2002 16:47 »

Phnog, he can really tick off a lady.
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« Reply #10 on: 05-06-2002 16:59 »

I want to see the Hypnotoad with a Brainslug attached  tongue
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« Reply #11 on: 05-06-2002 22:00 »

Hmmm... well you can't go wrong with Grunka Lunkas!
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« Reply #12 on: 05-06-2002 23:47 »

Grunka Lunka dunkity dunka lunkas . . .
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« Reply #13 on: 05-06-2002 23:51 »

What about Roberto.  He was funny in a maniacal sort of way
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« Reply #14 on: 05-06-2002 23:54 »

Have I mentioned how much I hate Roberto?
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« Reply #15 on: 05-07-2002 01:27 »

Glermo's a favorite, he had that whole Gene Wilder creepiness going for him. But OUT OF KRYTEN'S OWN FREE WILL, HE CHOOSES THE HYPNOTOAD. ALL HAIL HYPNOTOAD.
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« Reply #16 on: 05-07-2002 03:27 »

All of the scenes with the Brain Slugs in 'Raging Bender' were great..
Hermes: 'Here, I got you an official Bender hat.'  laff

Fry's parents were hilarious too, and I always laugh at the Foreigner in 'Raging Bender'.
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« Reply #17 on: 05-07-2002 05:45 »

 
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Originally posted by Just Chris:
Phnog, he can really tick off a lady.

Theory:
Phnog never gets laid, and therefore hates all females, If Phnog ever did manage to score, he'd change instantly, and become a feminist campaigner, and a bit of a ladies man where disgusting fly creatures like him are concerned.

Anyone else agre?
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« Reply #18 on: 05-07-2002 06:14 »
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Originally posted by Mike!:
Fry's parents were hilarious too, and I always laugh at the Foreigner in 'Raging Bender'.

The Foreigner reminds me of a sketch from the Tom Green show where he goes off in search for Saddam Hussain and he turns out to be swedish.    big grin

Brainslugs again would be cool. And the giant cat with the pet human was just hilarious! I will get shot for saying this, but I want to see Cubert again. Its funny because the whole crew are so nasty to him and he deserves it.

Also the robot with the moving arm barrier type thing in Clone of my Own was hilarious, but I doubt he could be in any more episodes.
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« Reply #19 on: 05-07-2002 06:25 »

 
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Originally posted by Chump:
Hmmm... well you can't go wrong with Grunka Lunkas!
They were OK I guess but would be much better if they paid a visit to the Brainslug Planet.

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« Reply #20 on: 05-07-2002 06:41 »

ROBERTO ROCKS!!!!
"Give me all the remaining dough! And all the calanders, and that pen! Rip it off so most of the beads are on my end!"
C'mon, how could that NOT be funny?
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« Reply #21 on: 05-07-2002 09:49 »

Maybe if his voice didn't burrow into my skull and chip away at MY sanity
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« Reply #22 on: 05-07-2002 15:33 »

You can slip in some more Hypnotoad so easily, I'd be surprised not to see anything more of him, or her... or whatever.

THE HYPNOTOAD IS WHAT IT WHATS TO BE!

But you can't overdo it... if they do, it will get old WAY to fast.
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« Reply #23 on: 05-07-2002 16:48 »

 
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Originally posted by Nixorbo:
Maybe if his voice didn't burrow into my skull and chip away at MY sanity

Personally I thought that whoever did Roberto's voice did a great job. They really gave so much feeling and passion to the character. His performance was very convincing as an insane robot, and cool too smile.
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« Reply #24 on: 05-07-2002 20:28 »

A return of the Neptunians outside an Xmas special would be cool. Not Elzar (although he's a cool character as well), but those shrimpy ones.

"Hey, wanna buy a tiny little kidney."
" I'll let you hit me for a buck."
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« Reply #25 on: 05-07-2002 20:31 »

We've seen Waterfall Sr, and Jr... why not Waterfall III? He could be this punk, cynical bastard with a heart of gold.
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« Reply #26 on: 05-07-2002 23:57 »

 
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Originally posted by Chump:
We've seen Waterfall Sr, and Jr... why not Waterfall III? He could be this punk, cynical bastard with a heart of gold.

Have you seen Futurama Comics #5 yet?
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« Reply #27 on: 05-08-2002 14:27 »

We need more Brainslugs, Neutrals and Beezlebot.
Also, how about an episode with Morbo as the central charecter? That would be cool.
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« Reply #28 on: 05-08-2002 15:22 »

No i have not seen #5.
Why? WHY!?!
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« Reply #29 on: 05-08-2002 15:35 »

 
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Originally posted by Bender3000:
We need more Brainslugs, Neutrals and Beezlebot.
Also, how about an episode with Morbo as the central charecter? That would be cool.

I have to admit, it would be pretty cool to see some more of the Brain Slugs. I would also love an episode with Morbo as a cental character. I can't help thinking, had the show been renewed for a 5th production season, there may have been an episode where Mobo's race invades Earth, like he always talks about.

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« Reply #30 on: 05-08-2002 19:55 »

Maybe a taste of freedom? It is suggested on TLZ that its Zoidy's race who invades, but maybe its Morbo? Or maybe the aliens of the world strike against humans?
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« Reply #31 on: 05-08-2002 21:34 »

Although he'll probably never come back, I also liked "The King of Cologne"
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« Reply #32 on: 05-09-2002 05:51 »

 
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Originally posted by Chump:
Maybe a taste of freedom? It is suggested on TLZ that its Zoidy's race who invades, but maybe its Morbo? Or maybe the aliens of the world strike against humans?

Or maybe Zoidy's people invade, and Morbo's race help Earth, forever shattering Morbo's illusions about his people conquering Earth.


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« Reply #33 on: 05-09-2002 15:49 »

Oooh. That would be good. Be need some more Zoidy-liners these days. He just isn't in it enough!
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« Reply #34 on: 05-09-2002 19:04 »

 
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Originally posted by Bender3000:
We need more Brainslugs, Neutrals and Beezlebot.
Also, how about an episode with Morbo as the central charecter? That would be cool.
Bezabot was cool, love to see him torture the crew in some other venue.

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« Reply #35 on: 05-09-2002 19:10 »

Wait... technically, the brain slugs aren't 1 shots because they were in at least 2 (Raging Bender, Head in the Polls) and Robot Devil was in 2 (Robot Hell, A Tale of Two Santas)
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« Reply #36 on: 05-09-2002 23:44 »

 
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No i have not seen #5.
Why? WHY!?!

Oops, almost missed your reply!

Free Waterfall III appears in that issue, and
BrainSluggo

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« Reply #37 on: 05-10-2002 04:00 »

 
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Wait... technically, the brain slugs aren't 1 shots because they were in at least 2 (Raging Bender, Head in the Polls) and Robot Devil was in 2 (Robot Hell, A Tale of Two Santas)

Aw, according to my "rules" in the first post (which few seem to read anyway), one or two appearances is okay. I disqualified Morbo for being a regular minor character, yet there he is in the posts; Phnog is borderline--he was important to the story, but not outrageously so. I'm delighted to see so many want the Brain Slugs to make another appearance! I thought I was the only one!

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« Reply #38 on: 05-10-2002 06:26 »

Yeah, does anyone know who did the voice of Roberto? I'm confused.
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« Reply #39 on: 05-10-2002 12:23 »

Heh. I cant remember Phnog. Who was he?
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