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PEE Poll: Was revealing Leelas origins good?
Good   -22 (59.5%)
Bad   -11 (29.7%)
Neither   -4 (10.8%)
Total Voters: 37

Iron Chef
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« Reply #40 on: 01-24-2004 10:32 »
« Last Edit on: 01-24-2004 10:32 »

The knowledge that Leela was a mutant was necessary as a means of resolution in the show. I do agree that it was probably done too early, but that should not take away from the fact that it had to occur.
I also thought the episode handled Leela's backgorund very well.
TOTPD- Lets do some Al Jolson quality Charleston dancing
Y_L_B

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« Reply #41 on: 01-24-2004 15:57 »

 
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Originally posted by Venus:
Am i the only one who actually likes Leela's parents? I mean, i agree that it would have been nice if they had been allowed to let it progress more naturally, but hey that's Fox for ya..

I like Leela's parents, too. I don't see how they were annoying at all...

PCC Fred

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« Reply #42 on: 01-24-2004 20:34 »

 
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Originally posted by Iron Chef:
The knowledge that Leela was a mutant was necessary as a means of resolution in the show. I do agree that it was probably done too early, but that should not take away from the fact that it had to occur.

As I recall, "Leela's Homeworld" aired for the first time about a week before the show was axed and the animators fired.  Too early or just in the nick of time?  Hmmm...

evan

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« Reply #43 on: 01-24-2004 21:21 »

 
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Originally posted by Venus:
Am i the only one who actually likes Leela's parents? I mean, i agree that it would have been nice if they had been allowed to let it progress more naturally, but hey that's Fox for ya..

Well, I think it depends on what episode they're in. For example, I found Leela's dad to be very funny in TMLH ("Who wants some tequila?" ) but incredibly annoying in Less Than Hero. Maybe I just remember the bad more than the good, or maybe two whining parents (who think Leela's always going to abandon them) aren't that funny.
luvnpeese

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« Reply #44 on: 01-24-2004 23:26 »

Still having her parents as a mystery kept a part of her more...reliant. [bad adj.] Now that she's "complete" in that respect, that part of her character is flat/static.
VoVat

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« Reply #45 on: 01-25-2004 00:30 »

I like Leela's parents, especially in TMLH, but it kind of bugs me that they look so similar.  I mean, we see lots of mutants, and none of them look as much like each other as the Turangas do.  Is this an incestuous relationship, an incredible coincidence, or what?  I think it might have made more sense if only one of them had one eye, or if we saw some other one-eyed mutants to make it clear that this is a common mutation.
derego

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« Reply #46 on: 01-25-2004 12:42 »


I kind of think it was not the best thing in the world - of course Leela's origins was a good piece of mystery, but somehow still...


Good news, everyone !
Teral

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« Reply #47 on: 02-02-2004 12:33 »

 
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Originally posted by VoVat:
I like Leela's parents, especially in TMLH, but it kind of bugs me that they look so similar.  I mean, we see lots of mutants, and none of them look as much like each other as the Turangas do.  Is this an incestuous relationship, an incredible coincidence, or what?  I think it might have made more sense if only one of them had one eye, or if we saw some other one-eyed mutants to make it clear that this is a common mutation.

It's probably just a coincidence that two people with such similar mutations live in the same city. But it's not unlikely that once they know eachother they would feel more attracted to eachother than to other mutants. They probably started out as friends, what with their similar looks and all, and then it evolved from there. Did anyone understand any of that, because I'm not sure I do myself.

Unless those sneaky Nibblonians have something to do with it.  wink

As for Leela's parents, I'm reiterating myself, but: I like some of their scenes, particular from TMLH and her father in the fishing scene in LTH, but I dislike, with a passion, the pathetic, whining versions we saw in most of LTH, and saw some hints of in "Leela's Homeworld."

"I know we only came through the door 3 seconds ago, and have only seen 1.5% of the museum, but Leela isn't here, she must hate us and wish we where dead. Come let's go." Eeeugh  hmpf

But, "Can't I just beat up the kid?" and "Not before you finish your tequla!", now that's funny.  laff
Venus

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« Reply #48 on: 02-02-2004 14:59 »

Actually Teral Leela's parents waited at the museum for nearly 40 minutes before they left. They just cut that scene out for whatever reason, but it does say in the script that they were there for 37 minutes before the Zookeeper showed up and they didn't leave until after he had left. So 37 minutes plus however long the zookeeper was there for, means they waited for quite a while.
Teral

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« Reply #49 on: 02-02-2004 15:08 »

Yeah, the clock in the background supports that, but they had barely entered the door at 1000 when Munda started complaining about Leela not being there, and Morris concluded she was propably just ashamed.
ActionLaPointe

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« Reply #50 on: 02-03-2004 18:43 »

i kinda liked guessing where leela came from before, when i found out she was just a mutant...took some of the ?? out of the show...i dont know i liked it before
Venus

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« Reply #51 on: 02-03-2004 18:45 »

i like to see my fav charactors happy. So i'm glad they gave her her family.
PCC Fred

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« Reply #52 on: 02-03-2004 18:49 »

 
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Originally posted by Teral:
 It's probably just a coincidence that two people with such similar mutations live in the same city.

They didn't neccessarily start off living in (or rather under) the same city.  Maybe there were mutants under other cities as well.  Maybe they both had the same internet dating service. Maybe one travelled to the other's city and they met by accident.
EspanolBot

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« Reply #53 on: 02-04-2004 04:12 »

 Fry's past was done in Jurassic Bark Asylum Fry. I think that any majorly ambigous loose threads, such as the "other", would probably be finished in the Futurama Movie if such a thing will exist, but if it doesn't it won't.
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