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Rhodan

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« Reply #40 on: 06-05-2004 08:21 »
« Last Edit on: 06-05-2004 08:21 »

Oh yes of course :-)
And I think that they were pathatic and lame in LTH, much worse than their daughter.
M0le

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« Reply #41 on: 06-05-2004 09:31 »

Yes, they were comletely pathetic in LTH, but not every character can be a comedian. They got better in TMLH, though.
Rhodan

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« Reply #42 on: 06-05-2004 09:46 »

Yes I said that, I just comennted  K.Gore simply introduced them, Weiner screw them and only Westbrook gave them good lines - still, those three apperences are not good to their devolepment.   
Shaucker

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« Reply #43 on: 06-05-2004 21:55 »

Eh...fine, you win. Although "Less than Hero" is quite amusing. Did you know Leela's hair goes from black outline to self-ink when she "goes" Clobberella? Hee.
Morris and Munda remind me of every middle age NY couple....y'know, except the mutant thing.
Venus

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« Reply #44 on: 06-06-2004 04:53 »

i still believe that they were written slightly out of character for LTH in order to service the plot. Cause they were great in LH and TMLH.
Teral

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« Reply #45 on: 06-06-2004 08:41 »
« Last Edit on: 06-06-2004 08:41 »

 
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Originally posted by Venus:
i still believe that they were written slightly out of character for LTH in order to service the plot.

And that's why I don't like "Star Trek: Voyager" and "The Hillarious Adventures of Captain Wacky and Friends". Usually when an episode sacrifice characters for plot reasons, the result is less than desirable.

But I do agree they were great in TMLH, LH was so-so.
Rhodan

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« Reply #46 on: 06-08-2004 02:28 »

 
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Originally posted by VoVat:
Nope, mutant names are in the reverse order from normal American names.  In this case, the family name is Turanga, and the known members are Turanga Morris, Turanga Munda, and Turanga Leela.
Ive wondered if this was planned from the start or it was invented in 4ACV.

EvilLunch

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« Reply #47 on: 06-08-2004 04:46 »

Didn't Amy make an allusion to "Turanga" being Leela's real first name in an earlier episode? Then again, what does Amy know about Leela? :shrug:
SlackJawedMoron

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« Reply #48 on: 06-08-2004 05:27 »
« Last Edit on: 06-08-2004 05:27 »

Yep. In 'The Problem with Popplers,' the announcer introduces her as Turanga Leela before her interview.
Fry: Turanga?!
Amy: That's her name, Philip.
Bender: Philip?!
Shaucker

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« Reply #49 on: 06-08-2004 09:20 »

 
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Originally posted by EvilLunch:
Then again, what does Amy know about Leela? :shrug:

She knows her full name as well as Fry's evidentally.  big grin

I wish the commentary had said something on the whole first/last name thing...
Venus

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« Reply #50 on: 06-08-2004 09:45 »

You gotta remember Amy said that long before Leela ever found out she was a mutant. Leela herself probably thought Turanga was her first name until she met her parents and found out about her culture.
Shaucker

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« Reply #51 on: 06-08-2004 16:39 »

Yeah, but Leela could have assumed it...or looked up her names somewhere. If you spent your life with a name like...oh....Smith Jon, wouldn't you know it was surname first?
JBERGES

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« Reply #52 on: 06-08-2004 16:49 »

Wait, how did the orphanarium know Leela's name was Turanga Leela anyway?  I thought the note left by Munda and Morris only said "Your parents love you very much"
germanfryfan

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« Reply #53 on: 06-08-2004 16:56 »

Beside that note she had also a sign with her name cliped at her clothes
Teral

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« Reply #54 on: 06-08-2004 16:58 »
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She also had a little nametag saying "Hello, my name is Turanga Leela".



Beat by 2 minutes, damn my slow surfing skillz.   cry
Venus

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« Reply #55 on: 06-08-2004 18:08 »

 
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Originally posted by Shaucker:
Yeah, but Leela could have assumed it...or looked up her names somewhere. If you spent your life with a name like...oh....Smith Jon, wouldn't you know it was surname first?

For a name as plain and common as that yeah you could assume it, but neither of Leela's names are very common. So i really doubt she had any idea. I always figured she went by her last name cause she either liked it better (it sounds more feminine) or that's what the workers at the orphanarium called her.
Rhodan

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« Reply #56 on: 06-09-2004 06:00 »

As for her former "oficial status" I think we are supposed to belive BBA, where she is continually adressed as "captain Leela."
DOOP

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« Reply #57 on: 08-01-2004 22:44 »

Awww...I haven't seen Leela's parents...  frown
Spacedal11

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« Reply #58 on: 08-01-2004 23:17 »

 
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Originally posted by SlackJawedMoron:
Yep. In 'The Problem with Popplers,' the announcer introduces her as Turanga Leela before her interview.
Fry: Turanga?!
Amy: That's her name, Philip.
Bender: Philip?!

I'm almost certain that was "A Leela of Her Own". But I could be mistaken, I haven't seen "The Problem with Popplers" in a while.


Best Fucking Friends Forever?
Venus

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« Reply #59 on: 08-01-2004 23:59 »

SJM was right spacedal. That bit of dialouge was in the problem with popplers
Spacedal11

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« Reply #60 on: 08-02-2004 00:01 »

Huh, I'm almost certain that was ALOHO. Oh well! I should check that out.
Teral

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« Reply #61 on: 08-02-2004 00:22 »
« Last Edit on: 08-02-2004 00:22 »

The line in ALOHO is:

Announcer: "Your attention please. Now pitching for Mets: Turanga Leela." (People continued to leave the stadium) "A one eyed woman." (People turns around in curiosity.)
Spacedal11

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« Reply #62 on: 08-02-2004 00:41 »

Yeah I went to The Netural Planet to check and it's TPWP. Just a misunderstainding.
Demeter

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« Reply #63 on: 09-25-2005 08:18 »

Morris and Munda are great parents in my opinion. Except for the Techquella(sp?) thing.

I have a question about her parents: Aren't their names and Munda Leela and Morris Leela? Because isn't Leela's last name LEELA? Not Turunga. Isn't Turunga her first name meaning that her parents names are what is metioned eairlier?
Dan1248

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« Reply #64 on: 09-25-2005 08:37 »

No, mutants have their surname first:
Turanga Leela
Turanga Morris
Turanga Munda
Gocad

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« Reply #65 on: 09-25-2005 08:46 »

Just like Bajorans...  tongue
Teral

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« Reply #66 on: 09-25-2005 14:43 »
« Last Edit on: 09-25-2005 14:43 »

Crazy religious fundamentalists...
SpaceCase

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« Reply #67 on: 09-25-2005 14:44 »

 
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Originally posted by Demeter:
... Except for the Techquella(sp?) thing...
<Taps Demeter's shoulder>
<Whispers in her ear.>

It's "Tequila."
I'd sooner drink kerosene, and if you've ever tasted straight Tequila you know why.  wink

<SC Drags own post back on-topic>
Still, Morris was treating Leela as the responsible adult he knew her as, not the gangly adolescent the chronotons had turned her body into.  hmpf
In that situation, how're you supposed to treat your daughter?
I'll shut up now.
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