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PEE Poll: if a character were to die, who would make the largest impact?
Dr. Zoidberg   -6 (9.2%)
Amy   -6 (9.2%)
Prof. Farnsworth   -44 (67.7%)
Hermies   -1 (1.5%)
Scruffy   -2 (3.1%)
Nibbler   -4 (6.2%)
Zapp Brannigan   -2 (3.1%)
Total Voters: 65

Old Skool Prop

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« Reply #40 on: 01-03-2004 11:46 »

Zoidberg! Because people would have to find a new zoidberg which would change the whole Dynamic of the show. And he is the best character!
David A

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« Reply #41 on: 01-03-2004 23:33 »

 
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Originally posted by Molly:
Only one vote for Nibbler?! His character is central to the core plots, like why (and how) Fry traveled to the future in the first place.... All of Nibbler's storylines tie in with the major themes of Futurama. In terms of impact, I'd say Nibbler makes a big one!

... And if he died, who would eat all the ham?

If Nibbler died, he would secretly be replaced by another Nibblonian, and nobody would notice the difference.

"We are all Nibbler."

Speak softly. Drive a Sherman tank.
M0le

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« Reply #42 on: 01-11-2004 21:03 »

I think Zapp. I think that if Zapp died, Kif could get promoted to Zapps rank, be in charge of basically all Earths military and the Nimbus, and turn Earths army into a conquering force. It's possible.
Y_L_B

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« Reply #43 on: 01-12-2004 20:30 »

 
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Originally posted by Ranadok:
The death of Farnsworth could have made a great episode, but it would have ruined the show (although, knowing Futurama, they would have used chronotons to age Cubert up to age and solve the whole thing).  But yeah, the professy would have had the most impact by far. Even as much as the core three, in my opinion. He may not be present as often as they are, but him, his insanity, and his inventions are what drives or starts most plots.

Exactly. The exact reason I picked Farnsworth. You just saved me a whole lot of typing!


I'm literally angry with rage!
Nick Kang

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« Reply #44 on: 01-13-2004 00:04 »
« Last Edit on: 01-17-2004 00:00 »

I also agree with MrBurns.

But since it's on the poll, i'll have to go with Farnsworth, without him, they would have to work for Qubert.

 
canīt_read

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« Reply #45 on: 02-12-2004 06:31 »

Farnsworth's death would have made an excellent end to the series. It would show all of the characters from a different perspective. It would only work as a finale, though.
blazin_zoidberg

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« Reply #46 on: 02-12-2004 06:37 »

Farnsworth  for sure
Habib
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« Reply #47 on: 05-25-2004 02:49 »

Farnsworth for sure, cubert would probaly be in charge, but he won't last long since he is so annoying.
scooty puff snr

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« Reply #48 on: 05-25-2004 02:54 »

Farnsworth. I think because he is the one that connects all of the PE crew together. If he died they would be split up.
Ryno

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« Reply #49 on: 05-25-2004 06:03 »
« Last Edit on: 05-25-2004 06:03 »

I think it woud be Zoidberg because during the show, nobody likes him but if he died, people would start to like him. kinda like when something you take for granted is suddenly taken from you. You start to wish it hadn't!I mean, you have to have Zoidy-Poo because you've GOT to have a person/smizmar/thingy that makes you sick to the bone.  big grin   big grin   big grin
passerby

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« Reply #50 on: 05-25-2004 12:47 »

Ranadok's right, Farnsworth dying would affect the show as much as any of the main three. Maybe more in some ways, he owns PE after all, it might even fold after he died (Hermes is just the administrator). Prof is also most likely to die, needless to say.

The sad, but funny, thing though is that he could probably find some techobabble way of bringing any other character back to life, but if it was him dead, there's nobody else with the God/decency/common sense-defying ability. I mean, just who could step into those bunny slippers?

And zoidberg would take it hard too, isn't the Professor his oldest friend? Or am i imagining this?
dimension_8

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« Reply #51 on: 05-25-2004 14:00 »

Farnsworth would make the most impact, without him there would be no episodes based around his inventions (Anthology of interest 1+2, Time keeps on slippin'), and no episodes where the crew get sent on dangerous missions which become adventures.
stateofmind

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« Reply #52 on: 05-25-2004 15:00 »

I think the professor because hes the most obvious one to die cos hes so old. I agree that there really would be no substance to the show without him or the company, and Cubert running it?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

NO
SpaceCase

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« Reply #53 on: 05-26-2004 11:52 »

Fry.

He's the central character.

No Fry = No Futurama.

Futurama without Fry would be as flat and bland as week-old root beer.

Yes, other characters being removed from the show would have an impact, but not as much as Fry.

MHO...

PS. Although it's completely academic now...
<Farnsworth>
... I made myself sad...
</Farnsworth>
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Dannilicious

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« Reply #54 on: 05-26-2004 13:09 »

SpaceCase, Fry isn't on the list of people to vote for.

I voted for the Prof. Without him there would be no planet Express, blah blah, ect ect, as the other thread contributers have said.

A close second, however, would be Hermes. He's the only member of the crew with an intelligent head on his shoulders AND power...and filing skills. Mass choas (or more mass choas than usual) would ensue without Hermes. They would lose the little money they had by paying the workers too much...I don't think they even get minimum wage now.

"Severely reduced pay for everyone!"
VoVat

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« Reply #55 on: 05-26-2004 17:49 »

If Hermes died, another bureaucrat would probably be appointed, as happened in HHRHGB.  Granted, they probably wouldn't be as cool as Hermes, but the filing and administration would still get done.
SpaceCase

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« Reply #56 on: 05-27-2004 12:03 »

 
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Originally posted by Dannilicious:
SpaceCase, Fry isn't on the list of people to vote for.

Meh...
Nasty Pasty

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« Reply #57 on: 05-27-2004 19:01 »

I gotta go with da Professor. Without him, no more Planet Express, no more sweet experiments, and no more anti-hippy comedy.
Mallzie

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« Reply #58 on: 05-31-2004 16:56 »

Tough call, but, as much as it pains me, I have to say...
I can't help but feel that he'd have the greatest impact in the larger sence of the plot. Plus, who wouldn't leave a dent after living as long as he has? Cosmic.
Shaucker

Professor
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« Reply #59 on: 05-31-2004 17:51 »

Leela.

Why Leela? Because than the main character (Fry) would have no goal to acomplish, no desire to reach, no foil-and those are what make good writing. She's a contrast to Fry and Bender-not the funniest or the worst- but she keeps the plot going...
Remember "I Dated A Robot", or whatever it was called, and how bland that was? Fry gave up all his efforts to win Leela...that was the message of that video they watched in the ep.

Anyway, she's not in the poll, so I voted Professy-great one ep if he did die, but then what?
athena1999

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« Reply #60 on: 05-31-2004 19:47 »

It's just not the same without any of them... except Hermes!  I don't think that many people would care if he died.  I'd say the biggest impact is definitely Farnsworth.  His character just has that kind of charm that makes you not want to let him go.  If he dies, the PE workday won't be the same without his "good news, everyone!" Also, it wouldn't be the same if cute little Nibbler died, because the ship wouldn't have any free fuel!  wink
bendersbud3000

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« Reply #61 on: 06-04-2004 09:02 »

I think nibbler would have the largest impact because without him leela would be depressed and he would not be able to watch over   
John Pannozzi

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« Reply #62 on: 06-04-2004 15:11 »

 
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Originally posted by David A:
What's Amy even doing on this poll?  As far as I'm concerned, she is one of the core-main characters.  (Pity that the writers never shared this opinion.)

I don't know if Farnsworth's death would have all that big an impact.  If he died, Cubert would become the owner of Planet Express, probably with Hermes running the day to day affairs of the company.  They'd still go on missions.  The show would be different without Farnsworth, but no more so than it would be without Zoidberg, for example.

 
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Originally posted by Killerfox:
 I second that! If amy would die then its over!

 
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Originally posted by David A:
 If Nibbler died, he would secretly be replaced by another Nibblonian, and nobody would notice the difference.

"We are all Nibbler."

 
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Originally posted by VoVat:
If Hermes died, another bureaucrat would probably be appointed, as happened in HHRHGB.  Granted, they probably wouldn't be as cool as Hermes, but the filing and administration would still get done.

Good points, David A., Pitt Clemens, Killerfox and Vovat; if Amy died, Futurama wouldn't appeal to me anymore; if Prof. Farnsworth died, Cubert would become the new owner if PE (that's why Cubert was made); if Nibbler died, another Nibblonian would replace him and if Hermes died, anotehr bureaucrat would replace him.
Powarun

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« Reply #63 on: 06-06-2004 14:05 »

Farnsworth, although replacable with that bratty clone, Fry wouldn't have a nephew to mooch off of.  But we all know they won't kill Frarnsworth off, they tried that, and he was quickly brought back.  Zoidberg woudl be the next bet, he is sort of like Homer simpson in the earlier episodes of the simpsons, where heis the fall guy where all jokes are pointed at him.
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