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SpaceGoldfish fromWazn

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« Reply #40 on: 07-17-2011 05:09 »
« Last Edit on: 07-17-2011 05:12 by SpaceGoldfishfromWazn »

I don't get why the Amy/Bender relationship feels so out of character.    Bender hits just about anything thats not outright male (including heads of human women in jars, alarm clocks and intergalactic spaceships with female(ish) personalities) and Amy was the college bicycle, so it makes sense the two most promiscuous characters would have a fling.  I would have preferred the breakup felt less tacked on though, but it is a valid reason for him to dump Amy... like a bag of yesterday's turds.   I mean we are talking about a guy who wasn't even slightly upset by everyone he has ever known being dead for thousands of years.  

Honestly Amy and Bender don't feel any stranger to me then Amy and Kif, or Bender and the Planet Express Ship.  (Then again, Kif is supposed to be highly desirable to females of many species, and the most attractive fembots as far as manbots are concerned, seem to be colossal and unanthropomorphic.)
coffeeBot

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« Reply #41 on: 07-17-2011 05:12 »

I agree with Gorky in that I love the loser and pathetic Zoidberg, although I actually have always found it hilarious when he does stand up to the crew.

"Hey Zoidberg, get in here!"
"Screw you!"

I agree with Spacedal. I don't think that Zoidberg in SotC was really "out of character", per se, but just a part of Zoidberg we don't often see. We've seen with that quote and with Crustacean in Love that Zoidberg CAN be passionate and excitable, and can occasionally stand up for himself. It just doesn't happen often, and when it does, it's so unexpected that it's hilarious.
SpaceGoldfish fromWazn

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« Reply #42 on: 07-17-2011 15:23 »
« Last Edit on: 07-17-2011 15:25 by SpaceGoldfishfromWazn »

I agree with Gorky in that I love the loser and pathetic Zoidberg, although I actually have always found it hilarious when he does stand up to the crew.

"Hey Zoidberg, get in here!"
"Screw you!"

I agree with Spacedal. I don't think that Zoidberg in SotC was really "out of character", per se, but just a part of Zoidberg we don't often see. We've seen with that quote and with Crustacean in Love that Zoidberg CAN be passionate and excitable, and can occasionally stand up for himself. It just doesn't happen often, and when it does, it's so unexpected that it's hilarious.

I agree.  I mean we've seen Zoidberg going crazy in previous episodes where something he wants or he himself is threatened (screaming at Coilette to get the cake he wants, going beserk over anchovies, mating frenzy, getting upset when he is being ignored in the Parabox).   Zoidberg is pathetic, but we have been shown that he has a boiling point many times in the past (pun not intended, hehe.)  He gets lonely and depressed very easily, and once he reaches a certain point, he will vicious defend what he wants, whether its the last can of anchovies, the girl he loves, or anyone pushing him down in the pecking order.  He's very much a Beware the Nice Ones type.   So for the most part he will put up with all sorts of physical and verbal abuse, but if it gets overdone, then we see another side of him.  Its just done rarely enough so it becomes surprising when it happens, but not so rare that it should feel out of character.

All of the mild mannered/rational characters have id moments (Leela has slowly become more violent and aggressive, Amy barely restrains the desire to eat herself into obesity) and Zoidy is no exception.
leiapadme77

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« Reply #43 on: 07-18-2011 01:46 »

Yes, Why must I be a Crustacean in Love is a perfect example of that. Zoidberg can definitely freak out, and I think it's funny when he does.

I haven't seen too many out of character moments lately. There are times when they explore parts of a character that have been shown only once or twice, but nothing is new.
David A

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« Reply #44 on: 07-20-2011 04:29 »

I don't get why the Amy/Bender relationship feels so out of character.

Amy and Kif have been together for the better part of a decade now; they have a litter of tadpoles that they plan to raise together.  They have a fight, and all of a sudden she's planning to marry someone else?  Sorry, not buying it.  It's pretty obvious that the plot of the episode required one of the women on the show to be paired with Bender, and since there are only two, the writers chose Amy because Bender and Leela would have made even less sense.

Bender's only out of character inasmuch as he's never shown any attraction to human women before.  In fact, he finds the idea of biological reproduction offensive.  On the other hand, he did once date a woman's head in a jar, so, yeah.
winna

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« Reply #45 on: 07-20-2011 13:10 »

I agree with Gorky in that I love the loser and pathetic Zoidberg, although I actually have always found it hilarious when he does stand up to the crew.

"Hey Zoidberg, get in here!"
"Screw you!"

I agree with Spacedal. I don't think that Zoidberg in SotC was really "out of character", per se, but just a part of Zoidberg we don't often see. We've seen with that quote and with Crustacean in Love that Zoidberg CAN be passionate and excitable, and can occasionally stand up for himself. It just doesn't happen often, and when it does, it's so unexpected that it's hilarious.

I think it's highly expected.  When somebody prods Zoidberg over and over and he feels defensive about something, he explodes.  This is quite naturally in real life, and a good reason you should leave the kid that gets picked on all the time alone; you never know when he's gonna go off, and it's probably not going to be pretty.
Zubans

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« Reply #46 on: 07-23-2011 05:44 »

Zoidberg using the F-word was out of character.
Gorky

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« Reply #47 on: 07-23-2011 05:45 »

I think it was more out-of-character for the show than for Zoidberg himself (though I am by no means a fan of the ornery Zoidberg we've gotten in "Neutopia" and "The Silence of the Clamps").
DannyJC13

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« Reply #48 on: 07-23-2011 11:55 »

I didn't really enjoy Fry playing the Trombone.... And I usually enjoy everything he does... hmpf
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