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Cube_166

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« on: 06-20-2003 14:29 »
« Last Edit on: 06-20-2003 14:29 »

What does everyone think the deal is with Scruffy? I personally reckon he's come to Planet Express to manifest his destiny, or he was some kind of genius or something. Or maybe a monk. Any other opinions are welcome.

[edited by Cube_166 because despite popular opinion I am not turning into Sal]
Fryvilous

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« Reply #1 on: 06-20-2003 15:06 »

Scruffy is the quintessential janitor. That's it. Maybe he'll play a bigger role in the <pray Futurama Movie </pray>, but only time will tell.
zoidyzoid

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« Reply #2 on: 06-20-2003 22:14 »

Scruffy is great, but best in small doses. Just like... something.
comiccollector5

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« Reply #3 on: 06-20-2003 22:21 »

 Yes scruffy is funny and witty, just how he sits there on his hammock reading mags
Britz

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« Reply #4 on: 06-21-2003 03:31 »

Lets face it, this is going to be a carbon copy of the semi-background character thread, you've just made it officially Scruffy's.
Beamer

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« Reply #5 on: 06-21-2003 03:35 »

I think the fact that Scruffy's position in the Planet Express company is such a mystery is what makes him funny. I mean, we all know he's the janitor - but he only ever shows up now and again, and even when he does, he's reading a magazine or scratching his moustache or something.The fact that his character is just so pointless is what makes him funny.

And he's also the person who said one of my favourite Futurama quotes ever - "I ain't seen him so down... or ever before."  big grin
getak2003

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« Reply #6 on: 06-21-2003 10:28 »

at first i thought he was like "the guy" from half baked or true geniuses. you know, that character nobody knows anything about but is a super genius and all powerful, but just there in the background and nobody really knows about him.

that's what makes it funny.

but alas, it seems that scruffy is just a janitor nobody knows, and only has a few lines in but a few episodes. maybe there should be a story written that shows day to day events at PE though the scruffer's eyes. that sounds intheresting.

also, he must be had in very small doses. three hunderd big ones really ruined this with his talking about anything. more than four lines spread out evenly though the entire showing is enough for me. more would be too much in my oopoinion.
Gocad

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« Reply #7 on: 06-21-2003 10:32 »

Oh, look! It is another Scruffy Thread!

Denton

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« Reply #8 on: 06-21-2003 10:35 »

 
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Originally posted by getak2003:
at first i thought he was like "the guy" from half baked or true geniuses. you know, that character nobody knows anything about but is a super genius and all powerful, but just there in the background and nobody really knows about him.

that's what makes it funny.

but alas, it seems that scruffy is just a janitor nobody knows, and only has a few lines in but a few episodes. maybe there should be a story written that shows day to day events at PE though the scruffer's eyes. that sounds intheresting.

also, he must be had in very small doses. three hunderd big ones really ruined this with his talking about anything. more than four lines spread out evenly though the entire showing is enough for me. more would be too much in my oopoinion.

yeah small doses only really work for scruffy, but i reckon one episode made entirly around him like you said might work it has to be done right though

-Oooh… A lesson in not changing history from Mr. I'm-my-own-grandpa! Let's get the hell out of here already. Screw history!-
Kipper

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« Reply #9 on: 06-22-2003 01:49 »

 
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Originally posted by Gocad:
Oh, look! It is another Scruffy Thread!

scruffy deserves many threads soooo...SHutup!! tongue

wow...its like really late......ZZZZZ sleep



Chanukah Zombie

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« Reply #10 on: 06-22-2003 02:52 »

I too have a sneaking suspicion that Scruffy is meant to play a much more pivotal role in the development of the Futurama saga.  It's just that at this point I don't have much more to go on than my instincts, even though they've been fairly reliable so far.  In the last ep, 300BB, he basically set all the action into motion whith his plan.  I can't believe they all took him seriously enough to sabotage Elzar's restauarnt, when they've already been arrested by him, hide out in a garbage dumpster and, in Leela's case, stuff rotten fish down their swimsuit!  Even more amazing is that his plan worked, even though Kif got busted -- but no one could have foreseen the heavy-handed reaction of that embittered whale biologist or the presence of cops on the lookout for Bender, cigar-thief extraordinaire. 
Vamsi

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« Reply #11 on: 06-23-2003 17:34 »

 
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Originally posted by Beamer:
I think the fact that Scruffy's position in the Planet Express company is such a mystery is what makes him funny. I mean, we all know he's the janitor - but he only ever shows up now and again, and even when he does, he's reading a magazine or scratching his moustache or something.The fact that his character is just so pointless is what makes him funny.

And he's also the person who said one of my favourite Futurama quotes ever - "I ain't seen him so down... or ever before."   big grin

LOL, I love that line! I think it was from 'Pharaoh to Remember', right?
Düffman

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« Reply #12 on: 06-23-2003 23:46 »

ok lets round up what we know about scruffy, hes compasionate (see qoute above), he formulates plans, and hes gona die the way he lives. I think he is some super inteligent being, like nibbler only higher up (maybe hes looking after nibbler who looks after fry?)
getak2003

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« Reply #13 on: 06-24-2003 10:09 »

nibbolonians seem to be looked after by nobody. they are their own unknown race. scruffy to me seems to be more of the loner type. smart and willing to give out help when the PE crew are in a jam, but never doing anything with someone else, kinda working in the background doing stuff, most likely not cleaning. i say he is like nibbler, only without the race of adorable racoons.

there may have been an episode about him if futurama had more to make...cancelled does limit what will happen....unless he just plays more of a role in the episodes to come. like say they are all about the be killed in robot hell, and scruffy bursts in guns blazing destroying those stupid futurama robots. that's about it though.
the_dudefather

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« Reply #14 on: 06-24-2003 10:17 »

perhaps scruffy has been sent from the distant by the brains into the present(ie: future) to DESTROY fry, but time travel tends to make you lose your memory so scruffy became a janitor and forgot all about his misssion.

or maybe he is just a janitor.

p.s: i think the 'acting' for scruffy is cool, like eating the chips or turning the pages of the magazine and how all focus goes into these mundane tasks as if something more spectactular should be happening.
Zoidberg MD

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« Reply #15 on: 06-24-2003 11:10 »

Scruffy is also the majority stock holder in Plant Express, even though he is the Janitor.
Cube_166

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« Reply #16 on: 06-24-2003 13:24 »

 
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Originally posted by the_dudefather:
i think the 'acting' for scruffy is cool, like eating the chips or turning the pages of the magazine and how all focus goes into these mundane tasks as if something more spectactular should be happening.

Like the way he spins his plates? (Pharoah To Remember deleted scene reference)
Düffman

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« Reply #17 on: 06-24-2003 13:24 »

i thought zoid was?
Zoidberg MD

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« Reply #18 on: 06-24-2003 13:43 »

He sold his shares for a sandwich.
getak2003

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« Reply #19 on: 06-24-2003 14:07 »

the moldy sandwich per capita investment is the best way to go.

i agree, scruffy is funny because we think he should be doing more then reading zero G juggs, or eating potato chips, or getting a punk hair cut.

the mondaness is what makes it funny and how it realtes to people. we all live mondane lives that don't ever really mattter, and we watch shows where people do extrodinary things because we want to be apart of that. scruffy does mondane things, it is how regular people relate to the character.
Teral

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« Reply #20 on: 06-24-2003 17:48 »

Isn't Fry the majority stock holder now? He gained control of the shares after That Guy died.
Cube_166

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« Reply #21 on: 06-24-2003 18:17 »

Did That Guy actually have a name in the programme or was he just known as That Guy?
Teral

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« Reply #22 on: 06-24-2003 19:09 »

In the program he was simply known as That Guy.

In the script his name was Steve Castle.
Fryvilous

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« Reply #23 on: 06-24-2003 22:23 »

Fry: "I don't think so! Because as vice chairman of the company, I gain voting control of his shares..."

So yes, Fry is now the majority stock holder, since he was able to cancel the deal entirely with those shares.
winna

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« Reply #24 on: 06-24-2003 22:39 »

Maybe Scruffy is from the future, but he got frozen so now he has to wait until the past catches up with him so that he can become supreme overlord...
getak2003

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« Reply #25 on: 06-24-2003 23:00 »

maybe in season five my friend, production season five season premier that is. (sarcasticly) something we all will be looking forward to!
-Geek-

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« Reply #26 on: 06-24-2003 23:08 »

Scruffy is not just the Janitor....Remember in Hell is Other Robots......Scruffy wheeled the beasty boys on stage.

In conclusion Scruffy is also a stage manager.  Or something  confused

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Teral

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« Reply #27 on: 06-25-2003 07:31 »

And he's a robot buffer in "A Fishful of Dollars". I guess he need more than one job to pay for his subscription to Zero-G Jugs.
Gocad

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« Reply #28 on: 06-25-2003 07:57 »

Didn't this Scruffy look different compared to the Scruffy we all know? (-> The color of Scruffy's hair and basecap?)
Cube_166

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« Reply #29 on: 06-25-2003 09:52 »

It's nice to see that not everyone thinks I'm mad for having suspicions about Scruffy. Some people even agree with me!  big grin
Zoidberg MD

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« Reply #30 on: 06-25-2003 11:50 »

Scruffy even changed his hair in THBB, he got the pink mohawk and all.  Maybee scruffy is evil.   evil laugh
the_dudefather

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« Reply #31 on: 06-26-2003 13:42 »
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look at his eyes! see the evil festering in his soul.... he is....THE ANTI-CHRIST!!!!

also, in suture stock when he keeps 'seconding' stuff and the last one with the delay, it was very well done ".....second...."

Scuffy is probobly the least futuristic character in futurama as he is completaly ordinary and non-fantastic in any way. (as far as i remember he doesnt even have the futuristic style hoops on his arms). this is probobly why no-one in PR notices him.
Chump

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« Reply #32 on: 06-26-2003 13:45 »

They should give him an assistant.
"I've never seen you before."
*Scruffy nudges assistant, who is a youg looking guy with a clipboard*
"Uh, Mr. Scruffy indicates he's never see you before *does the "" with fingers* neither."
-Geek-

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« Reply #33 on: 06-26-2003 13:55 »

WHAT!
Cube_166

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« Reply #34 on: 06-26-2003 17:42 »

 
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Originally posted by Chump:
They should give him an assistant.
"I've never seen you before."
*Scruffy nudges assistant, who is a youg looking guy with a clipboard*
"Uh, Mr. Scruffy indicates he's never see you before *does the "" with fingers* neither."

Wha? Did that make any sense to anyone?
Düffman

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« Reply #35 on: 06-27-2003 01:08 »

yea, i think hes talking about scruffys assistant
Cube_166

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« Reply #36 on: 06-27-2003 04:32 »

Whats the thing with the fingers?
Teral

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« Reply #37 on: 06-27-2003 05:05 »

He's making airqoutes.

You know, conveying sarcasm.
Chump

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« Reply #38 on: 06-27-2003 13:45 »

Sigh.

I think that Scruffy should be given an assistant on the show Futurama. A scene in which said assistant appears would play out in this fashion:

(Leela enters the room where Scruffy is resting with his new assistant.)
"I've never seen you before." Says Leela.
(Scruffy then nudges his assistant, who is a youg looking guy with a clipboard)
"Uh, Mr. Scruffy indicates he's never see you before neither." Says his assistant, making air quotations with his fingers to indicate Scruffy's catchphrase.

Sorry it wasn't perfectly spelled out.
Seraya

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« Reply #39 on: 06-27-2003 14:00 »

Hee... I think he should be a monk. <insidejoke> A history monk. 'No one notices the sweeper...'  smile </insidejoke>.

Mostly kidding... I think he's fine and funny enough the way he is.
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