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PEE Poll: Should Nibbler still be a "Dumb Pet"?
Yes   -11 (36.7%)
No   -13 (43.3%)
Not Sure   -2 (6.7%)
Don't Care   -4 (13.3%)
Total Voters: 30

coldangel

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« Reply #40 on: 12-16-2011 01:07 »

I actually thought it'd be a bit stupid to keep bringing in new villains that rely on mental attacks. Bringing back the old baddies would tie the new seasons nicely with the old.
FuturamaObsessed

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« Reply #41 on: 12-16-2011 06:57 »

Nibbler is so cute and there aren't enough cute charters on the show  love
futurefreak

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« Reply #42 on: 12-16-2011 07:34 »

We definitely need more charters on the show. And constitutions.
coldangel

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« Reply #43 on: 12-16-2011 09:12 »

Should have some treaties as well.
futurefreak

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« Reply #44 on: 12-16-2011 09:31 »

And Flags!

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And I agree with coldy, bring the brains back and let the continuity flow like Mother Nature taking her monthly revenge.
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« Reply #45 on: 12-16-2011 11:28 »

Eh. If citizens demand more of the brains, then let them have it. I just think Talking Nibbler could be more than the character who gets trotted out whenever brain spawn appear.
coldangel

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« Reply #46 on: 12-16-2011 14:47 »

Oh sure, sure. Agreed. I'd like to see him treated as a member of the crew as much as a pet or mascot. Having him speak up at meetings, even have his own high-chair at the table would be good.
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« Reply #47 on: 12-17-2011 00:23 »

Definitely. I did not like him when he was just a driveling idiot that ate everything. shifty
spira

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« Reply #48 on: 12-17-2011 02:48 »

His current role is kind of weird. Is he a full crew member or not? I do kind of wish they'd put him in a more concrete role.
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« Reply #49 on: 12-17-2011 03:42 »

Yah...he's more of a secondary character, like Scruffy.
spira

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« Reply #50 on: 12-17-2011 04:12 »

Scruffy should have fewer appearances and Nibbler should either have fewer or more. The current amount just isn't doing it for me.
animegeekmom

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« Reply #51 on: 12-17-2011 14:29 »

*flips pages of inappropiate magazine* Scruffy agrees. lol..anyhoo I would like to see an episode explaining Scruffy a little more. He is funny, but so unknown. I guess that's part of the humor behind him, but a little more info would be cool.
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« Reply #52 on: 12-17-2011 16:30 »

An episode where Scruffy and Nibbler team up to save the world, unbeknownst to all.
animegeekmom

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« Reply #53 on: 12-17-2011 17:50 »

An episode where Scruffy and Nibbler team up to save the world, unbeknownst to all.

nice.
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« Reply #54 on: 12-17-2011 19:14 »

nice.

Nice...
animegeekmom

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« Reply #55 on: 12-17-2011 22:23 »


 evil laugh
spira

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« Reply #56 on: 12-17-2011 22:53 »

The point of Scruffy is that he's unknown. Also, he doesn't know anybody. That was what made him funny. Now everyone knows him and he's just not that funny. Scruffy was never a character people were supposed to care about. He was just there for the occasional gag.
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« Reply #57 on: 12-17-2011 22:54 »

As said before, apparently, he's gonna become more of a regular in Season 7.
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« Reply #58 on: 12-17-2011 23:12 »

Which I don't like. Unless this new role is unexpectedly funny.

Which it won't be.
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« Reply #59 on: 12-17-2011 23:30 »

You don't know that.
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« Reply #60 on: 12-18-2011 00:25 »

I like Nibbler being a "full" crew member, because it opens up larger possibilities for future plots. It would be a bit boring if he spent the entire series as a cute, dumb pet.
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« Reply #61 on: 12-18-2011 02:40 »

I think Scruffy's a fairly funny character in his own right on the odd occasion we're allowed to see more of him. Generally disinterested and extremely unflappable. Also, apparently, a zombie. The whole 'nobody knows who Scruffy is' gag has probably worn itself out - it would be hilarious to turn it on its head and suddenly make Scruffy into some kind of 'chosen one', saviour of humanity. Just for one episode.
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« Reply #62 on: 12-18-2011 08:50 »

Scruffy: Agreed. (Goes back to girlie magazine.)
Fnord
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« Reply #63 on: 12-18-2011 08:55 »

I would be fine with "The other"  just refering to Leela being the reason for Fry to save the universe and return to the Future.

Or ... what if there was an episode where "The Other" was revealed to be Petunia? Or (shudder) Zapp's date from L&R?
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« Reply #64 on: 03-06-2012 08:22 »

At first I wasn't sure, but now I'd rather have Nibbler be more of a crew member than a pet. I'm not gonna say that something as silly as his Broadway outfit that he won a Tony with helped sway me but...that part where he's wearing the outfit totally helped sway me. In all seriousness, Nibbler's a highly intellegent being and I'd like to see him contribute more often (not that he hasn't done enough already). This could easily happen while still retaining the Nibblonians' cute cat-sy quirks.
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« Reply #65 on: 03-06-2012 21:17 »

Yep...I can hear it:
Leela "Ooooh..folks, look at that. Snookhums is so cuuuute when he is telling us how to save the universe".
*Restrollseyes*
Tofu_Lion

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« Reply #66 on: 03-06-2012 21:43 »

It's worked well enough before.
Inquisitor Hein
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« Reply #67 on: 03-06-2012 22:36 »

With *restrollseyes" I meant the rest of the crew, not the rest of of the audience/forum users;)
(Come to think of it, my previous post looks a bit unclear about that one...)
Tofu_Lion

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« Reply #68 on: 03-07-2012 00:08 »

Yeah, I thought you were givin' me the business.
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« Reply #69 on: 03-07-2012 04:02 »

I much prefer Nibbler as openly intelligent. When he acted dumb and destructive I found him really annoying and gross. I like him a lot more now that he speaks, he's even starting to seem a bit cute! And the voice! What a voice! I laughed so much the first time I heard that booming, mountain of a voice! Frank Welker is brilliant. big grin Nibbler On The Roof was a very funny joke too. I think a lot more hilarious moments could come out of some more Nibbler centered scenes, or even episodes.
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« Reply #70 on: 03-07-2012 05:11 »

I'm clearly in the minority here, and probably for a rather fundamental reason. I don't like things being fixed when they're not broken. I prefer the characters and settings to remain the same over time. The discreet intellectual prowess of the Nibblonian race was perfectly fine to me. Clever things make me feel stupid, and unexpected things make me feel scared.
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« Reply #71 on: 03-07-2012 05:22 »

I hated Nibbler back when he was just a mindless cutesiepie. I laughed when Prof Farnsworth stepped on him, and I hoped Zoidberg would eat him. Now that Nibbler has some kind of point, I want him used to fulfill that. When he's just some useless gerbil I want him dead and gone and spending eternity as lobster poop.
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« Reply #72 on: 03-07-2012 05:38 »

I prefer the characters and settings to remain the same over time. The discreet intellectual prowess of the Nibblonian race was perfectly fine to me.
smile I understand that. Generally it doesn't bode well when characters and their dynamics are changed. For me, Nibbler is a rare exception in that I hated him beforehand and now I see the revealing of his true character as a vast improvement to his scenes in the show.
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« Reply #73 on: 03-07-2012 10:43 »

I hated Nibbler back when he was just a mindless cutesiepie. I laughed when Prof Farnsworth stepped on him, and I hoped Zoidberg would eat him. Now that Nibbler has some kind of point, I want him used to fulfill that. When he's just some useless gerbil I want him dead and gone and spending eternity as lobster poop.
You pretty much summed up my feelings exactly, with a tad more...brutal honesty heh.
Inquisitor Hein
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« Reply #74 on: 03-07-2012 16:45 »

Yeah, I thought you were givin' me the business.
* Inquisitor Hein switches Flexo mode on
If I wanted to give you the business, you'd already be dead by now...big grin tongue
Na, I'm just messing with you, you're all right....
* Inquisitor Hein switches Flexo mode off
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