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Solid Gold Bender

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« Reply #40 on: 12-18-2011 22:50 »

True, like saying icy cold.
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #41 on: 12-19-2011 03:29 »

I was just watching "Insane in the Mainframe" and I remembered how much I love Roberto. Truly a fantastic character that needs to be in more episodes.
Solid Gold Bender

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« Reply #42 on: 12-19-2011 03:31 »

I was just watching "Insane in the Mainframe" and I remembered how much I love Roberto. Truly a fantastic character that needs to be in more episodes.

Agreed, but as long as they don't kill him.
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #43 on: 12-19-2011 03:40 »


They won't kill him. In commentary for IITMF they said that they made sure they kept him alive for future episodes.

Unless you meant "overuse" when you said kill, in which case, I agree. tongue
Solid Gold Bender

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« Reply #44 on: 12-19-2011 21:26 »

I mean like The Silence of The Clamps.
spira

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« Reply #45 on: 12-19-2011 21:45 »

Roberto is funny in sporadic doses. Too much and he would get old. "Mainframe" is pretty great though.
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« Reply #46 on: 12-19-2011 21:47 »

I'm surprised more people don't like Bender's Game because of Roberto's awesome part in it. I like it either way.
spira

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« Reply #47 on: 12-19-2011 21:54 »

I thought Bender's Game was one of Roberto's least shining moments. But I know I'm in the minority here, so okay.
Solid Gold Bender

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« Reply #48 on: 12-19-2011 22:20 »

Stop laughing at me blind avocado! Great line. I enjoyed the part when Roberto said a group of scientists developing an insane robot failed. Good laugh.
Gorky

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« Reply #49 on: 12-20-2011 15:17 »

I thought Bender's Game was one of Roberto's least shining moments. But I know I'm in the minority here, so okay.

I agree with you there. I think "Bender's Game" is just one of Futurama's least-shining moments...

Speaking of tertiary characters who could use more screen-time, though: I love Linda and Morbo so much, and--though I understand that their whole schtick requires us to only see them on TV news reports--I wish they appeared more often. And not just as a duo, either; I find Linda in particular to be really amusing on her own.
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« Reply #50 on: 12-21-2011 06:03 »

I was just watching "Insane in the Mainframe" and I remembered how much I love Roberto. Truly a fantastic character that needs to be in more episodes.

I loooove that episode! It's one of my faves. I love how he calls Fry "Red". Makes me laugh...but then simple things amuse me.
spira

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« Reply #51 on: 12-21-2011 15:20 »

Hee, if I am allowed to be overly amused by "cell-phone-telephone" then you can laugh at "Red" all you want.

I haven't seen Mainframe in a while but I remember it being pretty great. "You no good fifty-sixer!" makes me laugh as well.
Gorky

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« Reply #52 on: 12-21-2011 15:30 »

Hee, if I am allowed to be overly amused by "cell-phone-telephone"

It is impossible to be too amused by that. It's honestly one of my favorite moments in Wild Green Yonder. Cell-phone-telephoooone.

And I think what I like about Roberto is that he's one of the few Futurama characters that I can sort of imitate well. (I just tested this statement by saying, "And the other hamburger will also be made of your lungs" aloud to myself. I'm damn good.)
Tachyon

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« Reply #53 on: 12-21-2011 16:24 »


But do you have the borderline unhinged expression?

In any case, you should use that impression for your voicemail.  Crazed references to lungs might cut down on telemarketing messages.

Gorky

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« Reply #54 on: 12-21-2011 16:40 »

But do you have the borderline unhinged expression?

In general, or when I'm doing my Roberto impression? (In either case, the answer is yes.)

Topic: Leela is my favorite character, which I suppose would make her the, uh, greetest in my book. I know very few people share my opinion, but no matter.
Tachyon

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« Reply #55 on: 12-21-2011 16:47 »


Well, Leela is my favorite Futurama character, also.  And was even before I learned her true origin.

spira

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« Reply #56 on: 12-22-2011 16:56 »

Same here, obviously.

Hee, a Roberto voicemail message would be hilarious, and would certainly scare off your more casual acquaintances. This is a good thing.
Professor Zoidy

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« Reply #57 on: 01-05-2012 04:50 »

I'd be tempted to record a voicemail in my cheap Zoidberg voice going "You called *insertnamehere*? Why not Zoidberg?" I'd almost be tempted to literally say "insert name here" just for kicks. I think Roberto in Bender's Game felt like such a carbon copy of his IitMF appearance that it felt bland. I re-watched BG last night and had I not been simultaneously on my laptop I'd have probably fallen asleep. But I do think in small doses he's one of the greatest characters.
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #58 on: 01-05-2012 05:27 »

I loved his little role in Proposition Infinity. I do hope he doesn't become overused like some other characters. *cough* Hedonism Bot *cough*
Gorky

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« Reply #59 on: 01-05-2012 17:04 »

I think Roberto in Bender's Game felt like such a carbon copy of his IitMF appearance that it felt bland.

I agree with this, and would also say that his appearance at the beginning of "Law and Oracle" is equally derivative. Pretty much every appearance he's had since "Insane in the Mainframe" (which is one of my favorite episodes, thanks in no small part to how hysterically hysterical Roberto is) has been disappointing.

I do hope he doesn't become overused like some other characters. *cough* Hedonism Bot *cough*

Ugh. I was never all that fond of Hedonism Bot, but his overuse in season six has just made matters worse. I like how he's used in "The Late Philip J. Fry," but that may be it.
Tachyon

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« Reply #60 on: 01-05-2012 22:23 »


Hah!  I saw where he was going with "There were bodies everywhere..." and it still made me smile.  smile

UnrealLegend

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« Reply #61 on: 01-06-2012 03:06 »

I thought his use in Law and Oracle was pretty good as well. But all the others? Just pointless...  cry

He only appeared in what, three episodes of the original run?
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« Reply #62 on: 01-06-2012 06:14 »

To be fair, he wasn't introduced until ten episodes from the end of the original run which would make it three appearances in ten episodes as opposed to seven appearances in 26 episodes in season 6.
Gorky

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« Reply #63 on: 01-06-2012 16:33 »

At least his use in L&O was somewhat justified; they needed an eccentric rich guy character to be housing that booze. Same with his appearance in TLPJF: who throws a wild bachelor party better than Hedonism Bot?

I don't remember every appearance he made in the original run, but for some reason they didn't grate on me as much (I love how he's used in Devil's Hands; that's probably my favorite of his appearances). He's such a one-note character, and he hasn't really been used in interesting ways in the new run.

I mean, a lot of tertiary characters on this show are one-note--but for some reason their schtick doesn't wear on me as quickly. Hedonism Bot just isn't all that funny after a while, I guess.
Solid Gold Bender

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« Reply #64 on: 01-06-2012 21:35 »

He was used well in: "Law and Oracle". It was pretty funny to see him in all that fetish clothing when he said: "Shall we adjourn to the dungeon?" XD
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« Reply #65 on: 01-06-2012 21:40 »
« Last Edit on: 01-08-2012 13:49 »

I agree with Gorky that Hedonismbot is often a one-trick-pony, and the novelty of that hilarious, ridiculous design has worn off to a certain degree.

He still works imhO as the occosional pervert stumbling in and delivering a one liner.

I would certainly like to see an episode dealing with Hedonismbots origins, though.
Alone to hear why the heck someone would build such a machine wink
Solid Gold Bender

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« Reply #66 on: 01-06-2012 21:51 »

I don't think that a Hedonism episode would work very well, considering he is a one line character.
Inquisitor Hein
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« Reply #67 on: 01-06-2012 21:56 »
« Last Edit on: 01-08-2012 13:49 »

Well..he would not have to find out about his origins himself wink

About the same way this was handled in "Devil's Hands": Though he did commission the opera, after doing so he stepped into the background again, and let Fry do the composing, let the trio interact among themselves, etc..

I certainly agree with you that Hedonismnot as a "plot-carrier" does not sound so good, but I still can see him as a "plot starter".
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #68 on: 01-21-2012 17:57 »

I think I'd struggle to get emotionally invested in Hedonismbot so I'm not too keen on that idea.
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« Reply #69 on: 01-22-2012 05:35 »

Maz was watching a youtube video of collected Hedonismbot moments from the original run. Absolutely hilarious to listen to from the kitchen while you're making an avocado and salmon sandwich. He's just so extremely decadent and depraved that you can't not like him.
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« Reply #70 on: 01-22-2012 14:28 »

Sal.
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« Reply #71 on: 01-22-2012 18:31 »

I always try to respect the opinions of others, but your opinion is stupid.

Sal isn't great at all. He's one-dimensional and stale.
Nibblonian Leader

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« Reply #72 on: 01-22-2012 18:35 »

Youse need to opens yer minds, Capper.
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« Reply #73 on: 01-22-2012 18:39 »

Bendersfan1221

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« Reply #74 on: 01-22-2012 19:25 »

Well I think Bender is the best of all the characters. He's fun and evil.
Solid Gold Bender

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« Reply #75 on: 02-07-2012 01:25 »

Debatable. He's for sure in my opinion the funniest character (With Zoidberg close behind), and his unique personality provides loads of entertainment. Bu then yet, there's Fry, they guy we can all relate to...confused

I can't decide...
Madison

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« Reply #76 on: 02-07-2012 12:25 »

Fry or Bender... I can not choose  hmpf
Scrappylive

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« Reply #77 on: 02-07-2012 13:31 »
« Last Edit on: 02-07-2012 13:32 »

Bu then yet, there's Fry, they guy we can all relate to...confused

I can relate to Fry, Bender, and Zoidberg pretty equally.

Fry: The poor schmuck that can't seem to catch a break. A total bachelor.

Bender: Takes amusement in misfortunes that are distant from oneself. Often offended by basic concepts of humanity. Heavy drinker.

Zoidberg: Poverty. Alone quite a bit. Can take enjoyment out of the small things in even the worst of times.


My favorite character, though, is probably Bender. Sass, brass, class - he's got it all.
TheMadCapper

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« Reply #78 on: 02-07-2012 14:42 »
« Last Edit on: 02-07-2012 14:44 »

Actually, Fry's a cleverly conceived character. He serves as a stand-in for us, experiencing the futuristic world for our 21st century selves, AND he's dumb enough that he makes us laugh at him. He both makes the future setting relevant to us, and makes us laugh, all while touching us emotionally in inappropriate places by having heartfelt interactions with the world around him.
Simonhead

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« Reply #79 on: 02-08-2012 19:52 »

Bender B. Rodriguez.
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