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DanceCommander

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« Reply #40 on: 07-14-2003 14:00 »

If they don't say "With Gusto" I'm not interested.
boingo2000

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« Reply #41 on: 07-14-2003 15:00 »

Doesn't being sexlexic inhibit your capacity for gusto?
Walshyboy

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« Reply #42 on: 07-14-2003 18:49 »

 
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Originally posted by SFC:
According to www.somethingawful.com  there's an actual porn film with the name 'Sexlexia - the sexy learning disability'

Well then I can sleep easier tonight then. Anyone think that Zap should move into the movie business, give up being a fearless sexy space captain and start a new life? Would make for some...erm...interesting episodes, and also allow a spin off series to begin!!   big grin

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aussie dude

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« Reply #43 on: 07-14-2003 18:54 »
« Last Edit on: 07-14-2003 18:54 »

o dont know about leaving his job though the last time that happened he became a bit of a bum in the episode branigan begin again, well of all the futurama characters i think he is about the only one who could pull off a spin off series
Clacker

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« Reply #44 on: 07-15-2003 12:45 »

i agree, Zapp along with kif are the only ones that could do a spin-off show. i'll just throw in a zapp quote for no apparent reason.
"lets try that a little lower and alot softer"
reverend

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« Reply #45 on: 07-16-2003 07:08 »

I don't agree. I think he was slightly over-used in teh series, and I'm a huge fan of his. I really think it would get tiresome if he was around too much. It could be done thoug if his character was changed slightly to make him a little bit more sympathetic - not nicer, just so that you would feel for him in his own series. No series can work if you don't feel for the characters.
Xmpel

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« Reply #46 on: 07-16-2003 16:27 »
« Last Edit on: 07-22-2003 00:00 »

   
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Originally posted by aussie dude:
@xmpel> i ask that u please dont bring logic into any discussion again

Second.

   
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]Originally posted by SFC:
According to www.somethingawful.com  there's an actual porn film with the name 'Sexlexia - the sexy learning disability'

You would know!

So, anyone rented yet? :P
[Edit] Offtopic, I know. Wont happend again.
bassbender

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« Reply #47 on: 07-22-2003 00:26 »

My fav. quote.
Zapp at his purest:
"If we can hit that bull's-eye, the rest of the dominos will fall like a house of cards...checkmate"
TheLesbianLeela

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« Reply #48 on: 07-26-2003 14:44 »

I've watched episode 4 /season 1 again and noticed something what maybe someone else noticed already, but since I did not found a thread with that observation, I'll write it here:
On the book "Zapp Brannigan's Big Book of War" is a picture of Zapp. But there his hair is brown!
We all know since the Kiff-pregnancy episode that Zapp's hair is fake (a nice refference to the actor of Captain Kirk), so it is possible that his real hair was brown.

Fascinating: On the book Zapp is also looking a little like this guy from the Simpsons, who was always presenting movies like this "Hi, I'm ???. You may know me from [funny movie title] and [another funny movie title]."

I do not have a framegrab of this guy. Does anyone of you know if he looks really like brown-haired Zapp?

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Xmpel

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« Reply #49 on: 07-26-2003 15:54 »

You mean Troy McClure? He dosen't look like Zapp Brannigan.
[Intreresting sidenote:] The Guy who played Troy McClure was intended to voice Zapp Brannigan
Bobby King

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« Reply #50 on: 07-26-2003 16:44 »

both are suckers too
Zack Brannigan

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« Reply #51 on: 07-28-2003 00:04 »

Billy West's voice of Zapp alwasy reminded me of Phil Hartman's voices of Troy Mclure and Lionel Hutz.

They said on the commentary that Zapp is supposed to sound like a "D.J. who loves the sound of his own voice." 
catindisguise

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« Reply #52 on: 07-28-2003 13:58 »

I Love Zapp's voice.  i think its one of the best voices Billy West has done on this show
Zack Brannigan

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« Reply #53 on: 07-29-2003 01:48 »

The only regular voice that Billy West does on the show which I do not like is Officer Smitty's.  I think he sounds too much like Fry.

Other than that, I love all the voices.  The Professor, Zoidberg(!!), Fry himself, Zapp . . . they're all so different from eachother.  It took me a long time to figure out that Billy voiced them all.

The guy is just a genius voice actor.
SMIDSY

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« Reply #54 on: 01-27-2006 15:27 »

zap is cool for two things: Valure uniform and this quote: "STOP EXPLODING YOU COWARDS!!!" -When Alians Attack
TriggerHappyJim

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« Reply #55 on: 01-27-2006 20:20 »

No you are wrong. Zapp is cool for many more than two things.

Billy is pretty damn good. Its very difficult to imagine the same person who does the Professor does Zapp.

Perhaps a Billy shrine is in order. Yes, I could construct it from Uber plastic and have a small waterfall powered by atomic ants...
tyraniak

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« Reply #56 on: 01-28-2006 02:15 »

I wonder if they recorded any footage of Phil Hartman's performance as Zapp or if it still exists
Shiny

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« Reply #57 on: 01-28-2006 10:30 »

It would be interesting but sad to hear.

Billy West did a great job as Zapp...he didn't consciously pattern the voice after Phil's performance, according to the DVD commentary, but since he based it on the look of the character and since the character was designed to go with Phil Hartman's talents, some similarity is inevitable.  I admit it's hard to look at a pic of Zapp in his classic "heroic pose" and imagine any other sort of voice.

Zapp's genius is that he has just that teensy little smidge of sympatheticness to him...just enough that you don't want to stamp him out like a cockroach.  The fact that he's ready, willing and able to take advantage of any pity he actually gets keeps him from being TOO sympathetic to laugh at all the time.  The fact that his overweening narcissism is resilient enough to survive any humiliation is something of a virtue as well.  No matter how you squish him, he bounces back in next to no time...like Silly Putty. 

Favorite Zapp lines...hmm, too many to count.  Though "Leela, my precious rock dove!" sticks out in my mind for reasons I can't quite pin down.  Not overtly funny, but just so, y'know, out there...
tyraniak

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« Reply #58 on: 01-28-2006 15:03 »

Yes Zapp is the man who gets the job done by the worst way possible, being it defeating retirees and pacifists, or simply defeat his enemy by multiple suicides
H. G. Blob

Professor
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« Reply #59 on: 02-11-2006 02:41 »

I just wanna put to quotes in:

[scene cuts to Zapp and Kif]
Zapp:"...and that's why you'll never make captain, Kif"
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Zapp: "Here's to us poor shmoes, working for the man. Even if he is a hot, sexy, female man.
KurtPikachu2001

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« Reply #60 on: 02-17-2006 19:13 »

Here's a thought.  When doesn't Zapp give up on chasing Leela and go after Michelle? 

I've always thought Zapp would be better off with Michelle.  Everybody needs somebody. 
Unknown

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« Reply #61 on: 02-18-2006 10:03 »

Consider what Zapp finds to be the most erotic parts of a woman.  You'll see why he keeps going after Leela.
BenderNeedBooze

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« Reply #62 on: 02-19-2006 01:30 »

Kif: That's very nobel of you sir
Zapp: No, it's very nobel of you Kif, I'm now putting you in command.
(drives of titanic in escape pod)
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