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PEE Poll: Scruffy
Yeh, scruffy would have appeared more   -3 (12.5%)
No, Scruffy was only ever a support character   -20 (83.3%)
No, Scruffy would have been dropped   -1 (4.2%)
Total Voters: 24

krokerjoker

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« on: 02-26-2004 16:54 »

If Futurama had continued, do you think Scruffy would have played a bigger role? seeing as he featured more and more towards the later series.
zapperdan

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« Reply #1 on: 02-26-2004 16:56 »

he would of continued in the same vein. if it were my choice he would never have featured at all.
Pig+Wool~Sheep

Delivery Boy
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« Reply #2 on: 02-26-2004 17:30 »

I think he would have been akin to Lenny & Carl in The Simpsons, in that he would not actually have any relevance to the plot but would pop up more often than not. I think the writers probably only put him in as a one/two-shot joke and just grew fond of him, kind of like half of the Simpsons cast (mentioning no names, *cough*Disco Stu*cough*)
David A

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« Reply #3 on: 02-26-2004 17:33 »

More of the same, I would think.  I can't really see Scruffy becoming a more developed character; and if he did, it would kind of ruin the whole idea.

Speak softly. Drive a Sherman tank.
Dr. Morberg

Professor
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« Reply #4 on: 02-26-2004 17:34 »

I think that Scruffy was hilarious, but they used the whole "Who are you?" thing too much. You'd think that they would remember after asking his name three times. But his "second" bit was hilarious  laff
VoVat

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« Reply #5 on: 02-26-2004 17:52 »

I chose the second option, but I think both of the first two are actually accurate: he would have appeared more, but only remained a supporting character.  I doubt they would have centered an episode around him or anything, but you never know.

Now, Xanthor, on the other hand...
Gorky

Space Pope
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« Reply #6 on: 02-26-2004 18:21 »

He would probably continue as the same character he always was. A line to make my point:

[Lrrr]You stole our hearts as a single female lawyer, and so shall you remain![/Lrrr]
Y_L_B

Professor
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« Reply #7 on: 02-26-2004 19:59 »

I choose option 2. Scruffy was a support character. He always was and ever shall be. He was pretty hilarious, though. The "I'm Scruffy, the janitor." thing was great, too. I never thought it was overused at all.
marla_singer

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« Reply #8 on: 02-26-2004 20:33 »

silence! i concur.

i loved the way scruffy would say stuff...

"schedule conflict"
"scruffy's gonna die the way he lived"
"scruffy's rollin' out a large pill"

ok, i'm sorry, i couldn't resist.
ActionLaPointe

Starship Captain
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« Reply #9 on: 02-26-2004 21:00 »

scruffy is hilarious, but only when he can claim "ni've never seen you neither"
fryfanSpyOrama

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« Reply #10 on: 02-26-2004 23:37 »

If you remember in the first seasons, Amy, Hermes, and Zoidberg first started off as minor characters while Fry, Leela and Bender went off on some adventures.  Amy, Hermes, and Zoidberg were just around for humor.  But by season two you had episodes focusing on them more.

Zoidberg: WMIBACIL
Hermes:HHRHGB
Amy: WMIBACIL

I think if the show continued then the same thing may have happened to Scruffy, only it probably wouldn't make him a regular character as Amy, Hermes and Zoidberg. or would it?
Ranadok

Starship Captain
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« Reply #11 on: 02-27-2004 02:29 »

 
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Originally posted by fryfanSpyOrama:

Zoidberg: WMIBACIL
Hermes:HHRHGB
Amy: WMIBACIL

Huh? I assume you mean PYHOMS by that.
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #12 on: 02-27-2004 15:03 »

Although Scruffy did get a larger role in the Comics (Issue #10), and some comics reflect un-used episode ideas, which could have meant he'd have been used more in future eps, if they were made. However, I doubt they'd let him have such large a role in the actual eps, or at least not until Season 20+, when they'd probabaly be running low on ideas...
Atropine

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« Reply #13 on: 02-27-2004 15:39 »

things like "boy i've never seen him so down.. or ever before" are funny, but he shouldn't say any more than that
marla_singer

Bending Unit
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« Reply #14 on: 02-28-2004 02:20 »

 
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Originally posted by Atropine:
things like "boy i've never seen him so down.. or ever before" are funny, but he shouldn't say any more than that

hahahaha that is one classic. *sigh* ahh scruffy.

now excuse me, i have to get one of them fancy $300 hair cuts.  love

you guys like swarms of things, right?
Hedonism Bot

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« Reply #15 on: 02-29-2004 07:17 »

On the DVD commentaries it states that Scruffy was a favourite of the writers, but because he speaks and acts so slowly, he can only be put in every so often otherwise the show gets too long. On that basis, I think that Scruffy would never get dropped, but he could never be any more than a bit player. Shame...
Pikka Bird

Space Pope
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« Reply #16 on: 02-29-2004 08:52 »

None of those- Scruffy was the enigma, he wasn't a supporting character- what aspects did he support? None. He was just there from time to time.
Teral

Helpy McHelphelp
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« Reply #17 on: 02-29-2004 13:10 »

If Scruffy had any more screentime than a few seconds at a time it would ruin his character and the hillariousness of his non-sequitur appearances. The amount of scenes he got  in "Futurestock" was already pushing it.
Gorky

Space Pope
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« Reply #18 on: 02-29-2004 13:21 »

I agree with Teral. He is one of those characters that works best in small doses. If he had an entire plot focussing around him, it would entirely ruin the character. For example, in "The Devil's Hands are Idle Playthings" his lines (I believe he had 3 or 4 of 'em) were good enough, and a good send-off to a funny character.
SwanMan3000

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« Reply #19 on: 02-29-2004 15:49 »

i think regardless of what should have happened if they still made futurama scrufy would have one episode and then carried on the way he always was. Incidently why do you think they didnt have scruffy and dwight from the beggining?
evan

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« Reply #20 on: 02-29-2004 19:47 »

 
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Originally posted by SwanMan3000:
i think regardless of what should have happened if they still made futurama scrufy would have one episode and then carried on the way he always was. Incidently why do you think they didnt have scruffy and dwight from the beggining?

Well, Scruffy's first appearance was great, because he just sort of appeared there. Like we all should have noticed him, but we never did.  As for Dwight, it doesn't make a lot of sense to have Hermes's son wandering around where he works.

Bender: "Try this, kids at home!
Warning: do not try this at home
Gorky

Space Pope
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« Reply #21 on: 02-29-2004 20:54 »

 
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Originally posted by SwanMan3000:
i think regardless of what should have happened if they still made futurama scrufy would have one episode and then carried on the way he always was. Incidently why do you think they didnt have scruffy and dwight from the beggining?

It could be due to the fact that, although Cubert was one of the earliest conceptions, it was only later decided that the character needed a friend so that there could be a new dimension to him.
In the case of Scruffy, he was probably never an original conception by the crew and, when it was decided that Planet Express should have a janitor, the character designed for "A Fishfull of Dollars" was perfect.

Zeep

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #22 on: 03-02-2004 11:06 »

scruffy is a great character. but he would only be great as a support character.
gotta love the way he always refers to himself in thrird person.
victor2000
Starship Captain
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« Reply #23 on: 03-03-2004 11:21 »

 
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Originally posted by Zeep:
scruffy is a great character. but he would only be great as a support character.
gotta love the way he always refers to himself in thrird person.
Scruffy talking in third person, thats what makes him funny!  laff   laff   laff
vinnyg

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« Reply #24 on: 03-10-2004 15:53 »

I think Scruffy's general randomness of appearances added a lot to his character, i can't see what they could do with him if they tried to make an episode based on his character
jdan

Delivery Boy
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« Reply #25 on: 03-10-2004 16:38 »

Scruffy's a good character, but I like him the way he is/was... and don't think theres any reason to include him more cause that'd just be irritating.
Coilette

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #26 on: 03-10-2004 17:55 »

Scruffy is definately a support actor.

'I've never seen him so down, or ever before'
Old Skool Prop

Bending Unit
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« Reply #27 on: 03-11-2004 02:18 »

He could have become a more promenet member of the PE crew such as having him sit round the tables and what not but anything more would ruin it there are alot more peoples characters i would like to see developed besides Scruffys such as, "The Entire Robot Mafia"
EspanolBot

Bending Unit
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« Reply #28 on: 03-11-2004 06:45 »

I was looking forward to meeting the rest of his family: Dusty, Trusty, Musky, Buffy, Trotsky and Bill.
M0le

Space Pope
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« Reply #29 on: 03-11-2004 06:50 »

You forgot Billy Bob.  smile
I'd prefer to see him remain as a support character.
woopsie daisy!

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« Reply #30 on: 03-12-2004 19:56 »

Well, i adgree that he would have turne out sort of like lenny and carl, support characters, but they do show up a lot.
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