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Super Rad!

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« on: 09-28-2003 22:48 »

I remember that Matt Groening used to put his initials in Homer's hair and ear, and for the longest time I've been wondering if the little "Alfalfa" tuft of hair on top of Fry's head is an "M" or if it was just designed that way. No big deal, just been wondering aobut this for a while.  smile

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Beamer

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« Reply #1 on: 09-28-2003 23:36 »

Matt Groening said on the Season One DVD commentary (I can't remember which episode) that Fry's hair was designed that way so it'd be recognisable in shadows, etc. I mean, look at all the Simpsons characters - you can recognise them even if it's just by their shadows. Hence why Fry has the spikey bits, Leela has the ponytail, Bender has the antenna, etc.

I don't know of any other reasons for Fry's hair to be like that, but still - you MIGHT be onto something.
Gleno

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« Reply #2 on: 09-29-2003 08:19 »

Or not.... roll eyes
phish

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« Reply #3 on: 09-29-2003 16:41 »

yeah, they used to have this little saying on Adult Swim, like an add segment between show and commercial breaks, where they said Matt Groening defined a good character as one that could be recognizable by its shadow, then they showed their shadows. It was pretty cool, so i think thats why all the characters have defining features
MrB

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« Reply #4 on: 09-29-2003 18:12 »

Very unique silhouettes indeed.
Frymeister

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« Reply #5 on: 09-29-2003 19:42 »

I agree
Super Rad!

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« Reply #6 on: 09-29-2003 19:44 »
« Last Edit on: 09-29-2003 19:44 »

Yeah, I've heard the silhouette thing. But Matt did say that he thought Homer's initials were too much of a distraction, so maybe he just didn't say anything and/or think of it at the commentaries. I'm not talking about the main front part of his hair, but the part that's above his ear where a cowlick is. I'm pretty sure it's not an initial, but I wondered if anyone knew for sure. 
Beamer

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« Reply #7 on: 09-29-2003 20:40 »

I always thought the part above his ear was just to give his hair some character. Sure, that part won't show up in silhouettes - but still, if he has spikes on the top, he may as well have spikes on the bottom.
Chump

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« Reply #8 on: 09-29-2003 21:31 »

Speaking of hidden initials, I saw this long ago but didn't really bring it up except with one person.

In "The Lesser of Two Evils", there is a licence plate in the museum of auto-mo-cars, it reads: PM99... I accused Paul from FSAC of working on staff but he denies this. Any ideas?
Carbito

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« Reply #9 on: 09-30-2003 01:09 »

What Beamer said about silhouettes is correct. I doubt that there is any other important reason for Fry's hair being the way it is.
Super Rad!

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« Reply #10 on: 09-30-2003 22:38 »

I'm sure it's nothing, just wanted to make sure. Thanks guys.
Frisco17

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« Reply #11 on: 10-21-2005 23:31 »

Another initials thing in Hell is Other Robots there is a hart in the funhouse as they walk in with H.S. + M.B. ie Homer and Marge
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