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JoseB

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« on: 10-08-2003 12:59 »

Hallo there, this is the first topic I start in this forum  smile

Anyway, here goes a question that has been bugging me for a while (or perhaps not   big grin ).

In "The Farnsworth Parabox", do you think that the character of "Professor Freaksworth" has been influenced (name-wise at the very least) by Gilbert Shelton's "Freak Brothers"?  smile

Both the Freak Brothers and Prof. Freaksworth are (or appear to be), within certain limits, a similar sort of hippy druggy characters  smile

What do you think?

JoseB

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Frymeister

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« Reply #1 on: 10-08-2003 18:45 »

Maybe
Rogan

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« Reply #2 on: 10-09-2003 00:23 »

Now that you mention it, i wouldn't be surprised  if that was the reference... i mean, a lot of folks from Futurama crew ARE comic book fanboys...
canned eggs

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« Reply #3 on: 10-09-2003 12:37 »

I dunno, "freak" is a pretty common word in hippie lingo.  I think it's more likely that both names are independently making reference to that.
winna

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« Reply #4 on: 10-09-2003 12:40 »

Wouldn't it have been better if his name had been "Professor Funksworth"... cause he's Funkay!
Lee Roberts

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« Reply #5 on: 10-09-2003 15:23 »

 laff He is prettyu funky. I'm working on a script where Futurama go back to (or believe they are smile the 70's. I do really like the name Professor Freaksworth  roll eyes Your'll under stand if you have visited non-Futurama boards....
SamuelXDiamond

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« Reply #6 on: 10-09-2003 20:24 »

Welcome to PEEL, JoseB! You have good taste in avatars, as that's one of mine  smile.

Although I wouldn't be surprised to find that this was a reference to the aforementioned comic, it's more than likely that "Freak" is just a usage of the 60s slang.

Now watch me eat my words on Nov 17th when the S4 DVDs come out and the Audio Commentaries prove me totally wrong  big grin. And I will eat them, oh yes. With mustard. And lettuce.
ratm9200

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« Reply #7 on: 10-09-2003 22:24 »

I think it was just from hippie slang because the joke was about the professuer and his hippy hatred not a modern reference
winna

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« Reply #8 on: 10-09-2003 22:31 »

 
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Originally posted by SamuelXDiamond:
Now watch me eat my words on Nov 17th when the S4 DVDs come out and the Audio Commentaries prove me totally wrong   big grin. And I will eat them, oh yes. With mustard. And lettuce.

You can make it into a hamburger, I'll bring buns and the beef!
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