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CrazyDoc

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« Reply #40 on: 03-08-2004 15:25 »

Hmm...I don't think Mom is Mr. Burns. More of a cross between Burns and Agnes Skinner.
canīt_read

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« Reply #41 on: 03-08-2004 18:52 »
« Last Edit on: 03-08-2004 18:52 »

I totally agree that Bender is not too similar to Homer at all, but that's not what this board is exactly about.
kiffan

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« Reply #42 on: 06-06-2004 17:46 »

THANK YOU can't_read for pointing out that this thread is suposed to be about mom and mr. burns.  trying to compare them on the basis that they are old, rich, and evil simply implies that they are depth-les carecters, which neather is.
besides, to name one diference, mom swears like a wounded pirate (simile borowed from scott adems  tongue )
who could forget "jam a big old melon in it, I'm talking!"?  laff   laff   laff

And if you take cranberries and stew them like applesauce they taste much more like prunes than rhubarb does. --Groucho Marx.
SlackJawedMoron

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« Reply #43 on: 06-06-2004 23:56 »
« Last Edit on: 06-08-2004 00:00 »

Argggh! You dug up my old thread! I'd hoped it was dead and buried, but alas, true evil can never be destroyed forever.

And sure, why not dicuss other characters simularities to Simpson's ones? That'll help justify this threads existence...
EvilLunch

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« Reply #44 on: 06-07-2004 03:56 »

Hmm, well, Cubert reminds me of Martin.. Maybe with Martin's brains and propensity for being wounded, though, not his attitude. Apu and Ipjee of course.. Honestly, there aren't many realistic character comparisons I can think of. Mr. Burns always seemed so giddy in his amorality.. How anyone can compare his glee to Mom's bitter and vulgar worldview I can't understand.
Dannilicious

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« Reply #45 on: 06-07-2004 10:58 »

I never saw them as the same and never even thought of it until I saw this thread.
David A

Urban Legend
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« Reply #46 on: 06-07-2004 12:51 »

Comparisons between Simpsons characters and Futurama characters make me sick to my ass.
futuramafreak

Urban Legend
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« Reply #47 on: 06-07-2004 13:30 »

I just thought of something.  What if Mr. Burns and Mom got married?
EvilLunch

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« Reply #48 on: 06-07-2004 14:02 »

1. No.
2. Ew.
3. You just made Ignar and Mr. Smithers cry.
tom123

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« Reply #49 on: 06-07-2004 14:13 »

Never did I say that she was a rip off! I always kind of thought it though. But now I see there are enough differences.
dimension_8

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« Reply #50 on: 06-07-2004 14:28 »
« Last Edit on: 06-07-2004 14:28 »

Some characters may be compared (eg. Bender and Homer), but mom and burns certainly cannot.
VoVat

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« Reply #51 on: 06-09-2004 19:07 »

 
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I just thought of something. What if Mr. Burns and Mom got married?

Except they're both fictional in each other's universes.

Mom could probably download Burns's appearance onto a blank robot if she so chose, but I hope she wouldn't.

And I think Cubert is sort of a young Comic Book Guy, although he isn't anywhere near as funny.
leelaholic

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« Reply #52 on: 06-15-2004 00:10 »

I remember one guy at eeggs.com who thought Bender was the Homer robot from "Treehouse of Horror II", which doesn't even make sense.
EvilLunch

Professor
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« Reply #53 on: 06-15-2004 01:02 »

The hell? Eegs.com is full of loonies is what.
leelaholic

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« Reply #54 on: 06-15-2004 01:10 »

You got that right, EL.

One guy said that he was pen pals with Matt Groening, and he allegedly told him that Comic Book Guy's name is "Jo"  roll eyes
athena1999

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« Reply #55 on: 06-15-2004 17:29 »

How did this become a discussion about Comic Book Guy?? O.O  Have you ever read the "Futurama/Simpsons Crossover Crisis" comic?  Did you notice they put a "Mom is similar to Mr. Burns" reference in there?  They're at the country club, and Hermes shows Smithers a Mom-shaped salt shaker.  Smithers replies something along the lines of "She looks familiar.  Your seasonings are giving me strange feelings."
EvilLunch

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« Reply #56 on: 06-15-2004 19:47 »

Now THAT I didn't know! Now, I don't know much about Smithers' personal life.. But in defense of the topic title, it IS possible that remark could be referencing his family[he could be rather like Mr. Tamzarian in that respect].. The comics are not necessarily canon and that's a vague statement. That is a pretty funny injoke. One must remember of course that in appearance, Mom and Monty are like the sun and the moon, and appearance was apparently all Smithers was going by when he said that.
3/4 of a Jesus

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« Reply #57 on: 06-15-2004 19:52 »
« Last Edit on: 06-15-2004 19:52 »

I don't know about the appearances... when I first saw Fishful of Dollars and saw Mom's hairstyle, it reminded me of Mr.Burns' hairstyle in the Treehouse of Horror episode of the Simpsons when he was a vampire...   laff

But, in response to the actual topic...
Mom and Mr.Burns are like character foils. They're both rich, evil, and old, but one of them is weak (Mr. Burns, obviously) and is hated by everyone; but Mom is a loud, obnoxious woman who is anything but weak in any sense of the word, and she actually is loved by some people (the people who only know her from commercials and Farnsworth).
Edit: Of course Burns is loved... by Smithers, at least. 
EvilLunch

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« Reply #58 on: 06-15-2004 20:07 »
« Last Edit on: 06-15-2004 20:07 »

Mom is very strong, succesful and loved, but very bitter.
Mr. Burns is weak physically, only loved by an odd little man with a doll fetish and above all very lonely.. But he seems to have a giddy, mad disposition[though it's used mainly to comic effect].
I think I've said it before, but.. they're more 'mirror images' than 'twins'.
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