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PEE Poll: The voices of Morbo, Lrr, and H. G. Blob
They sound exactly alike!   -1 (7.1%)
It's pretty hard to tell the difference.   -0 (0%)
Eh, they sound sorta similar.   -12 (85.7%)
Their voices are all distinctly different!   -1 (7.1%)
Total Voters: 14

Dr. Morberg

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« on: 03-17-2004 18:06 »

They discussed this on the commentary for "The Route of All Evil" (I think). DXC asked Maurice LaMarche the difference between Lrr, Morbo, and H.G. Blob's voices, and he did an example of each. So what do you think about their voices?

I think that though they have some similarities, the voices are pretty distinguishable.
Gambit

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« Reply #1 on: 03-17-2004 18:19 »

Maurice Lamarche brings it up whenever one of his characters is on, he said its could be a running joke for the commentary watchers, i think that lurr and morbo are exactly the same, if the dialogue was the same there would be no way i could tell the diff, however h. g. blob is different, has a bizarre tint to it, i could tell that apart
Woodbot 2.0

Starship Captain
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« Reply #2 on: 03-17-2004 18:37 »

Morbo & Lrr's vocie=THE EXACT SAME THING!
h.g.b=origanal.
Dr. Morberg

Professor
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« Reply #3 on: 03-17-2004 18:39 »

The difference between Morbo and Lrr's voices is the way they talk. Morbo shouts things more, while Lrr speaks.
Sil

Professor
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« Reply #4 on: 03-17-2004 19:21 »

Yeah, but when you've got actors like Tress MacNeille and Maurice LaMarche, although they can do all this insane, crazy vocal manipulation, you can still tell it's them underneath. Moe sounds like Moe, and all his characters sound like him to a differing degree. So you could argue that all his characters sound the same, just some are more the same than others.

I think...
CrazyDoc

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« Reply #5 on: 03-17-2004 20:57 »
« Last Edit on: 03-17-2004 20:57 »

They are different. Morbo is louder and a bit huskier I think.

I've noticed it's often difficult to tell whether it's Billy, Moe or Dave doing a minor voice. Unlike in the Simpsons where it's sort of easy to tell whether it's Dan, Hank or Harry doing a voice..
TheLampIncident

Urban Legend
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« Reply #6 on: 03-18-2004 14:43 »

I have a little confusion with voices sometimes as well. I couldn't tell who the hell was doing Roberto, and I originally though Master Fnog was Billy West.

I don't think Morbo and Lrrr sound the same. They sound similar, but Morbo's voice is a little lower pitched. You can tell.
Sil

Professor
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« Reply #7 on: 03-18-2004 18:26 »

Do you reckon, CrazyDoc? I can always tell who's doing what voice in Futurama, but not The Simpsons, although I was never a Simpsons fan, particularly. The only Futurama voice I can't identify is Macaulay Culkon in BSNBAOTV, which I figure is either Phil LaMarr, Bumper Robinson or Dave Herman. Anyone?
Digital Dragon

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« Reply #8 on: 03-18-2004 19:28 »

Morbo is a little deeper and a lot rougther. Lrr is clearer and slightly more human sounding.

H.G Blob's voice is actualy quite a bit different.
hypknowtoad

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« Reply #9 on: 03-19-2004 10:28 »

 
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Originally posted by Sil:
Yeah, but when you've got actors like Tress MacNeille and Maurice LaMarche, although they can do all this insane, crazy vocal manipulation, you can still tell it's them underneath. Moe sounds like Moe, and all his characters sound like him to a differing degree. So you could argue that all his characters sound the same, just some are more the same than others.

I think...

I agree. I saw some car commercial the other day and it was clearly Moe doing the v/o. It obviously wasn't as off the wall as something like the Blob or Morbo, but - once you listen to these people long enough - you become awfully familiar with their voices.

Billy West, too. No matter how out-there his voices are, you can always catch that it's Billy if you listen long enough. I don't think normal people can do this. You need to have watched a *LOT* of cartoons.
Gorky

Space Pope
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« Reply #10 on: 03-19-2004 18:32 »

I think that the voices are distinguishable, but by a small margin.
Ranadok

Starship Captain
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« Reply #11 on: 03-19-2004 21:26 »

I normally can't tell who does what voice until I hear their normal voice.  As for the trio of LaMarche-voiced characters, HG blob is different, but the other two are practically the same to my ear (though someone made a point, Morbo tends to shout more, where Lrr is usually a bit calmer. There is a bit of a difference in that regard).
Jaksiel

Crustacean
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« Reply #12 on: 03-20-2004 21:23 »

Family Guy is a show where it's extremely easy to tell who's voicing minor characters.
Shadowstar

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #13 on: 03-20-2004 21:25 »

That's not a very good thing. Family Guy is bad. VERY bad. Futurama is good. VERY good.
Anyway, Morbo and Lrrr pretty much sound the same, but H.G. Blob has that distinctness to him that makes him... him.
ActionLaPointe

Starship Captain
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« Reply #14 on: 03-20-2004 22:14 »

naw there basically the same
Unknown

Starship Captain
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« Reply #15 on: 03-21-2004 00:16 »

 
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Originally posted by Jaksiel:
Family Guy is a show where it's extremely easy to tell who's voicing minor characters.

Mainly because Seth voices pretty much all of them.
M0le

Space Pope
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« Reply #16 on: 03-22-2004 05:13 »

Morbo and Lrrr don't have the same voice, but they are similar (loud, angry).
Chriswell

Bending Unit
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« Reply #17 on: 03-22-2004 14:56 »

Lrr's voice is low and harsh but not gravelly, Morbo's voice low but a bit more gravelly add that Morbo refers to himself in the third person.

"Kittens give Morbo gas."

H.G. Blob, I'm not as familiar with his voice to give a 100% assessment.

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