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Carbito

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« on: 01-16-2003 00:37 »

I have noticed that some Futurama characters have a similar role in the story as a counter part in The Simspons. Can you think of any relationships between characters?

Two that I can think of are:

Zap=Mr. Burns
Kif=Smithers
Kryten

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« Reply #1 on: 01-16-2003 00:49 »

Mom = Mr. Burns
Walt, Larry, Igner = Smithers
Smitty & URL = Eddie & Lou
Donbot, Joey Mousepad & Clamps = Fat Tony, Legs & Louie.
Zoidberg + Dr. Nick
Calculon = Troy McClure or McBain

A lot of this is because there are a lot of stock character types used in both shows... incompetent cops, incompetent doctors, etc. The characters aren't so much rip-offs of each other as they are tapping into well-known stereotypes.
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« Reply #2 on: 01-16-2003 02:34 »

^Yup.
Carbito

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« Reply #3 on: 01-16-2003 03:10 »

Yeah, I know they are not rip-offs, I just want to see what character types are similar in both shows!
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« Reply #4 on: 01-17-2003 06:19 »

Has anyone seen a Simpsons comic from several years ago where Apu got corrupted by Burns and turned into a Burnsified version of himself?  I don't know why, but Leela's boss at the cryogenics place reminds me of the Burnsified Apu.
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« Reply #5 on: 01-18-2003 22:17 »

scruffy = Wille
Margarita

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« Reply #6 on: 01-18-2003 23:04 »

Skinner - Farnsworth
Bart - Fry
Homer - Bender
Marge - Leela
      ?
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« Reply #7 on: 01-18-2003 23:15 »

Leela - Lisa
both lonely, under appreciated and more intelligent them most of their peers.
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« Reply #8 on: 01-18-2003 23:31 »

Dean Vernon - Superintendant Chalmers
Cubert - Comic Book Guy
Farmer on Moon - Cledus
Britz

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« Reply #9 on: 01-19-2003 00:38 »

Some of you are flying WAAAY off the mark if you ask me (which I know you didn't.)
Marge - Leela?!? Not a chance, I could not imagine a more different pair of leading ladies, Marge is a commentary of the suburban housewife, downtrodden, quiet, no true life outside the housework. Leela is take-charge, tough, "I am woman hear me roar" type.

Next Carbito: Zap=Mr. Burns, Kif=Smithers, I don't think so, Burns for all his oddities is an intelligent ruthless capitalist MUCH more like Mom, Zap is more a harmless egocentric moron, stupid but not evil and Kif and smithers don't fit, Smithers, well we all know his deal is "y'know" and worships Burns while Kif despite maybe being as downtrodden and over-worked as Smithers hates every minute of it and is openly insulting of Zap.

I'd have to go with Kryten for all of hers except I don't think Calculon makes much of a McBain.

Carbito

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« Reply #10 on: 01-19-2003 02:00 »

Yeah, after posting this I realised I was wrong about Burns and Smithers.

As for Leela I don't think she accually has a counter  part character in The Simpsons, she in unique. Fry and Bender are also hard to place as both of them take on charaistics of both Bart and Homer. For example Bender is lazy and drinks like Homer but he also has that "in your face attitude" just like Bart.
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« Reply #11 on: 01-21-2003 06:01 »

Farsworth-Prof Frink and Grandpa together
Calculon-Reinier Wolfcastle
Zoidberg-Moe(in that they're poor and ugly)hehehe

thats all i can think of with out repeating wot somebody has already said.
Carbito

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« Reply #12 on: 01-21-2003 07:14 »

Yeah, Zoidberg is a bit like Moe but he is also got parts of Dr. Nick (both bad doctors)  smile
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« Reply #13 on: 01-21-2003 07:51 »

very true
Carbito

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« Reply #14 on: 01-22-2003 04:12 »

Poopenmeyer = Quimby


Obviously the are both mayor of the city that the characters live in. They are also both stupid and don't do anything.
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« Reply #15 on: 01-22-2003 06:09 »

also i think hermes and smithers are kinda alike, in that they're always very organized.
Margarita

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« Reply #16 on: 01-23-2003 00:54 »

 
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Originally posted by Britz:
Marge - Leela?!?
look,Leela and Marge both very positive characters - not doing any silly things.
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« Reply #17 on: 01-23-2003 08:03 »

wornstrum-mr burns
in that they're both old and evil.
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« Reply #18 on: 01-23-2003 08:21 »

Must we strengthen the fact that Futurama would never have started without the Simpsons? But anyway...
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« Reply #19 on: 01-23-2003 08:29 »

 
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Originally posted by Margarita:
look,Leela and Marge both very positive characters - not doing any silly things.

I see your point but I still say that's a pretty small thing to focas on around all the other differences.

Moe-Zoidberg? I agree with the Nick Riviera connection (well obviously, incompetant docs either side) I don't think Moe fits in though because Nick and Zoidy also have the upbeat personality trait.

Finally I think Calculon is more Troy McClure than McBain, McBain was a direct take-off of Arnie, McClure is a more genneral commentary, plus he seems too much of a priss.
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« Reply #20 on: 01-23-2003 09:58 »

I had a big listing of characters I thought filled the same roles.  It's buried in the general disscussion board somewhere.

Fry: Homer/Bart
Bender: Bart/Homer
Leela: Marge/Lisa
Amy: ?
Zoidberg: Millhouse/Dr. Nick
Hermes: Lenny and/or Carl?
Professor: Abe/Frink

I had more, but I don't care to try to remember.
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« Reply #21 on: 01-23-2003 14:21 »
« Last Edit on: 01-23-2003 14:21 »

I noticed that most of the Futurama characters sound and are like Simpson characters. But I thought that:

Leela:Marge
Fry:Homer
Bender:Bart
Zoidberg: Dr. Nick/ Dr. Hibbet
Hermes: Smithes
Fernworth: Mr Burns
The Old Women: Grandpa (if he was a women)
Smitty and URL: Lou and Eddie
Donbot, Clamps and Mousepad: Fat Tony, Legs and Louie.

And the guy who does the voice of Clamps sounds like Louie/Legs.

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Margarita

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« Reply #22 on: 01-25-2003 10:34 »

Fry - Bart,
Bender - Homer,
Leela - Marge/Lisa,
Amy - Maggie (  laff )
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« Reply #23 on: 01-25-2003 12:00 »

Leela isnīt like Lisa at all, leela just think animals are cute, Lisa think all animals are worth care and so on....
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« Reply #24 on: 01-28-2003 01:29 »

 
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Originally posted by Jesus:
Leela isnīt like Lisa at all, leela just think animals are cute, Lisa think all animals are worth care and so on....

Are you guys crackers?! Leela is so like Lisa, They're both inteligent, and strong willed, not to mention unpopular, and have dreams of granduer(sp?)  roll eyes Guh!
The above quote has to be the most retarded thing I've ever read, up in ranks with practicaly anything Fox has said.  roll eyes

Not to mention: Who gives a fat ugly wanker which Simpsons characters are like Futurama characters?! In any case Futurama is tons better than the Simpsons no contest so 'FFfff'! to that crap!

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« Reply #25 on: 02-02-2003 07:14 »

I wish I had said that.
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« Reply #26 on: 02-08-2003 06:16 »

Someones a little touchy about the character relationship between lisa and leela.
LittleMiss

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« Reply #27 on: 02-25-2003 01:56 »

 
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Originally posted by Carbito:
I have noticed that some Futurama characters have a similar role in the story as a counter part in The Simspons. Can you think of any relationships between characters?

Two that I can think of are:

Zap=Mr. Burns
Kif=Smithers

FRY = Bart
LEELA = Marge
BENDER = Homer
NIBBLER = Maggie
AMY = Lisa
ZOIDBERG = Santa's Little Helper
FARNSWORTH = Grandpa
CUBERT = Ned Flander's Kids (I haven't seen THE SIMPSONS in a long time so I forgot their names)


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« Reply #28 on: 02-25-2003 02:48 »

I always felt that

Zoidberg=Ned Flanders

  Have you noticed how upbeat he seems at times?  I guess I keep thinking of the episode "Roswell that Ends Well."

I felt that Leela=MArge as well.  Because Leela is probably one of the smartest ones out there.  Marge is one of those who cautions people about doing things, and they do stupid things anyways.

I also feel that homer is either Bender or Fry.  In the Anthology of Interest where Bender screams "He's a madman...A MADMAN!!" he had such a Homer feel, but then of course, Fry is kind of thick-headed like Homer.  He did eat that sandwich from a space truck stop after all.

Now Amy...I don't know where to place her.  She's not dense, yet she's not as bright as Lisa.

Oh, and Nibbler=Santa's Little Helper: I mean they eat practically anything.
Carbito

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« Reply #29 on: 02-25-2003 04:26 »

What LittleMiss said about Farnsworth being like Grandpa is true but he also is like Professor Frink.

As for all this talk about Leela I think that Leela is a mix of List and Marge but she is also indervidual and has no real strong ties to Simpsons characters like some of the others do.
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« Reply #30 on: 02-25-2003 08:07 »
« Last Edit on: 02-25-2003 08:07 »

 
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Originally posted by Erdrik:
 Are you guys crackers?! Leela is so like Lisa, They're both inteligent, and strong willed, not to mention unpopular, and have dreams of granduer(sp?)

grandeur

... you were close!


  smile
Kryten

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« Reply #31 on: 02-25-2003 11:05 »

Cubert is more of a cross between Martin Prince and Comic Book Guy.
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« Reply #32 on: 02-26-2003 00:23 »

 
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Originally posted by fromage:
  grandeur

... you were close!


   smile

damn.   hmpf
LittleMiss

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« Reply #33 on: 02-26-2003 00:35 »

No, I think Amy is like Lisa because of how perky they both are, plus they both kind of talk the same!  I said Leela is like Marge because of how down to earth she is--and she's also the voice of reason!  Fry is more like bart because one, they both can skateboard and two, they both go against the woman figure (Leela).  Plus in "The Honking" Bender strangled Fry like Homer does to Bart.  Nibbler is like the baby, and Leela always carries him like Marge carries Maggie.  Zoidberg is like Santa's Little Helper because everybody loves Zoidberg, and in ways he acts more like a pet than a... um... lobster. lol.  That's just what I think!  n____n  I dunno who Hermes would be, though.  :x

Carbito

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« Reply #34 on: 03-01-2003 00:50 »

I agree with you on everything except Bender. He is like Homer but not as much as you seem to be saying. I think that Bender is a mix of Bart, Homer, Barney and Moe.
LittleMiss

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« Reply #35 on: 03-01-2003 09:55 »

Yeah, I second that, except I don't really see how he's like Bart, though!  :x  But Homer, Barney, and Moe is understandable!
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« Reply #36 on: 03-01-2003 10:34 »

Because he's always getting into trouble is why.
LittleMiss

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« Reply #37 on: 03-01-2003 12:42 »

Hrm, I guess.
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« Reply #38 on: 03-01-2003 18:51 »

farnsie-Grandpa they may not have the same knowledge but neither of them ever shuts up.
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« Reply #39 on: 03-01-2003 19:45 »

Leela is like both Marge and Lisa.  She has sense like Lisa plus they're both animal activists "The Birdbot of Ice-Catraz"  roll eyes and Leela is like Marge in that they're both unimpulsive "AOI" and that Simpsons episode where Homer breaks his jaw are good examples. 

You remember that texas guy that owns everything from the Simpsons "Yeehaw Lisa Land"; well, he seems a lot like that guy from the Robot Wrestling Federation (RWF), he also owned that Blernsball team.  That seems like a good one to me.....  Also I think gil is somebody too "All this bad stuff happens to poor old gil" from the Simpsons (I think that's his name)....
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