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Paxxer

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« on: 04-16-2004 03:35 »

Is it just me or does anybody else here really dislike Leela? I just seem to think she is really unfunny and although I agree she fits in to the show and sorta belongs, I wouldn't complain if there was less and less of her.   evil laugh

Rock crushes scissors! But paper covers rock, and scissors cuts paper! Kif, we have a conundrum. Search them for paper! And...bring me a rock.
Ekarderif

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« Reply #1 on: 04-16-2004 03:54 »

I personally don't find her too funny, but I believe she belongs there. She's the only serious part of the whole show. Remember, "part of being human is having.........moderation."
KiKiX

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« Reply #2 on: 04-16-2004 05:33 »

True she's not that funny but because she is so serious it is funny when she swears or something like that. e.g.
"We can't u bastard!!!"
"I want to enroll, my friends always die if I'm not there to save them"
So yeah, she's no Fry or Bender but without her, Fry & Bender probably wouldn't stay alive for 2 seconds and it wouldn't be Futurama.
Bender-1729
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« Reply #3 on: 04-16-2004 06:36 »

Of course Leela is not funny. Bender and Fry wouldn't be funny, if there were noone to make them look stupid. Think about it.  wink
SlackJawedMoron

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« Reply #4 on: 04-16-2004 07:54 »
« Last Edit on: 04-16-2004 07:54 »

She's isn't funny (usually). That's the point. She's the straight man (or woman, as the case may be). Most comedic duos have the straight man and the funny guy...

Remember 'I, Roommate?' With Fry and Bender recreating that odd couple scene with the umbrella and the cigar? Well, unlike the traditional comedic duo, they are BOTH the funny guy, as that scene illustrates brilliantly.

Leela's main role was to be the well-adjusted one (or was she? hehehe...) who had to pull the others out of trouble now and then... because the others weren't competant enough to do so themselves. And to stand around and look pretty... :P

But she still had her funny moments... particualy once we realise she's only a few notches above Zoidberg in the pity stakes. (Main difference is she's too proud to admit it).

Basically, she's an integral character, and woe betide those who find her character superflurous! I'll smite thee with righteous fury I will!
Love_For_Leela

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« Reply #5 on: 04-16-2004 08:23 »

How dare you! Some of the Leela-isms are the best! For example:

'If we're all done being stupid, then...'
'I don't mean to sound negative, but NO'

She's a hell of a lot funnier and more useful than that Amy creature, anyway.

...*hiss*
Paxxer

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« Reply #6 on: 04-16-2004 08:28 »

 
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Originally posted by Love_For_Leela:

She's a hell of a lot funnier and more useful than that Amy creature, anyway.

...*hiss*

I gotta disagree, Amy kicks ass all over Leela, well maybe not literally. But she is a lot funnier anywayz.

Rock crushes scissors! But paper covers rock, and scissors cuts paper! Kif, we have a conundrum. Search them for paper! And...bring me a rock.
Teral

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« Reply #7 on: 04-16-2004 11:24 »

Don't know about that, Leela definetely made me laugh more consistently than Amy (don't hurt me, Kryten!), then again she does have a hell of a lot more screen time and my viewpoint might be (excessively) skewed.

Basically I agree with everything SlackJawedMoron said. And the first part of "Love_For_Leela's post.
Ekarderif

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« Reply #8 on: 04-16-2004 13:00 »

And in a dark brown voice she said, LEELA! L-E-E-L-A, Leela! Lee-Lee-Lee-Lee-Leela! Bah-bah-bah-bah-bah-bah-bum! Dee-dee-dee-dee, dee-dee-dee-dee-dee-dee-dee-dee-dee-dum. LEEEELLLAAAAA! Bah-bah-bah-bah-bah-bah-bum!

If she wasn't in the show, Zapp wouldn't be nearly as great.
Alliteration

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« Reply #9 on: 04-16-2004 17:40 »

I guess he would just have to compete with Kif for Amy.

And while Leela is not the funniest character, she is essential to Futurama.
PCC Fred

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« Reply #10 on: 04-16-2004 18:41 »

 
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Originally posted by Paxxer:
I wouldn't complain if there was less and less of her clothes.    evil laugh

FIXED.
Love_For_Leela

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« Reply #11 on: 04-16-2004 19:43 »

Can you send me a poloroid of that?  big grin
feralHuman

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« Reply #12 on: 04-16-2004 20:49 »

if she wasn't a 'good' girl most of the time, where would the pleasure be seeing her go 'naughty'...
M0le

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« Reply #13 on: 04-16-2004 22:17 »

Leela is necessary for the show, despite being an unfunny character. On occasion she has good lines, though.
"That's so plausible I don't believe it!"
Woodbot 2.0

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« Reply #14 on: 04-16-2004 22:44 »

Leela isn't that funny,but she does have a purpose.
If Fry hadn't meet her,we wouldn't have so much romance in the show(Amy & Kif have their share,too.)Leela belongs and should never unbelong.
Paxxer

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« Reply #15 on: 04-16-2004 23:32 »

Hey Woodbot, this is a futurama board yet you can't even spell futurama? I'd double check ya signature if I was you.

And as for your not so much romance without Leela comment, I reckon that's a brilliant idea! Less romance! Woohoo! Down with TV romance! Up with senseless violence and comedy!
fryfanSpyOrama

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« Reply #16 on: 04-17-2004 03:19 »

Leela was the heart of the show.
Spice Weasel

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« Reply #17 on: 04-17-2004 04:31 »

^Second that.  In a sea of silliness, she's the serious glue of the whole damn thing. And by far the most complex character.
Nasty Pasty

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« Reply #18 on: 04-17-2004 12:20 »

I always compared her to Marge from the Simpsons. She's the responsible one who keeps everyone in line or in some cases alive.

 But she enjoys having a good time every once in a while. Remember in "Route of all Evil", she is as excited to get drunk and make beer just as much as Fry of Bender.
Paxxer

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« Reply #19 on: 04-17-2004 12:25 »
« Last Edit on: 04-17-2004 12:25 »

I gotta say I think I find Marge funnier than Leela. Yeah I know Leela is important to Futurama, I never said she wasn't, I just said I REALLY dont like her and it annoys me to see...well...never mind.

And as for "Route of all evil", can't say I've seen it so I wouldn't know.
Nasty Pasty

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« Reply #20 on: 04-17-2004 16:12 »

Marge!? Funnier than Leela?!! Aparently u havent seen many Futurama episodes period.
kidofdarkness

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« Reply #21 on: 04-17-2004 16:17 »

wha??!!!! lela's great she's not the funniest but then she's not meant to be but she's as important to futurama as bender or fry.
PCC Fred

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« Reply #22 on: 04-17-2004 19:26 »

 
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Originally posted by Paxxer:
Hey Woodbot, this is a futurama board yet you can't even spell futurama? I'd double check ya signature if I was you.

Your criticism might carry more weight if you hadn't spelt "Futurama" with a small "f".
leelaholic

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« Reply #23 on: 04-17-2004 19:37 »

 
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Originally posted by kidofdarkness:
wha??!!!! lela's great she's not the funniest but then she's not meant to be but she's as important to futurama as bender or fry.
lela's cool, but Leela is better.  love
Shadowstar

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« Reply #24 on: 04-17-2004 19:44 »

I gotta say I agree, without Leela, this show would cease to exist. She's a good character, and has some funny lines on occasion. But when they started basing episodes on her ("Leela's Homeworld," "A Leela of Her Own" ), things started getting rocky. It's like episodes centered around Marge. They work, but both characters aren't funny enough. "Bicyclops" worked because of Fry, Bender and Alcazar, and "Birdbot" worked because of Bender, Fry and Zoidberg. But with the first two I mentioned, there was no one to fall back on. "Leela of Her Own" was partially saved by Hank Aaron and the Cygnoids, but "Leela's Homeworld" was just an abomination.
All and all, even though she's not the funniest character, Leela rules.
DELTAWOLF

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« Reply #25 on: 04-17-2004 20:59 »

I like leela she's a kick-ass person.
Ekarderif

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« Reply #26 on: 04-17-2004 21:58 »

 
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Originally posted by Shadowstar:
But when they started basing episodes on her ("Leela's Homeworld," "A Leela of Her Own" ), things started getting rocky.

I find the Bender-centric episodes to be far worse than Leela ones. The only two which I like are Godfellas (which is AMAZING) and Hell is Other Robots.
Love_For_Leela

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« Reply #27 on: 04-18-2004 15:21 »

 
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Originally posted by Shadowstar: "Leela's Homeworld" was just an abomination.

I think I might kick off now.

How dare you! Leela's homeworld was a great episode! *ah, so sad!*. I think that the Bender-age episodes are chronic, but I feel that away about most character-based episodes, (particularly Ziodberd. Oy, Glayven) with the exception of Leela and Hermes. Who rule. So scuh-rew you!


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Paxxer

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« Reply #28 on: 04-18-2004 23:05 »

Leela based episodes are the worst! (With the exception of A Bicyclops built for two)

I love Zoidy, Hermes and Bender based episodes. Fry ones aren't bad either. Amy ones and the Professors ones, however few they are, are still good. But Leela episodes make me   puke

Rock crushes scissors! But paper covers rock, and scissors cuts paper! Kif, we have a conundrum. Search them for paper! And...bring me a rock.
TheLampIncident

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« Reply #29 on: 04-18-2004 23:24 »

How can you look at Leelaholic's avatar and not like Leela. Come on. She's also got funny lines scattered about.
M0le

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« Reply #30 on: 04-19-2004 02:42 »

I'll admit I don't really like Leela. She seems to be the only serious character on the show, and I'm not really one of those 'shippy' fans who love emotional episodes.
KVA

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« Reply #31 on: 04-19-2004 05:41 »

I think that without 'shippy' episodes Futurama would be much worse. They are an essential part of it, and they make Futurama something bigger than just a sci-fi parody serial.
AmyODrama

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« Reply #32 on: 04-19-2004 12:38 »

Leela is too serious
would'nt have her "any"
other way...
Dr.Jerkbird

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« Reply #33 on: 04-19-2004 14:49 »

if you ask me Leela is essential, as Fry fancies her although she is a cyclops. If she was not in there then Fry would fancy Amy. And we can all understand that (cant we?) So I think she is the reason Fry does half of the things he does and says.
KVA

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« Reply #34 on: 04-19-2004 15:31 »

Fry fancying with Amy will not work.  She will quickly agree to date with him ( of course, if that relationship will start before KIff+Amy thing) and that coulnd't be the theme of many episodes, unlike Fry+Leela thing.
TheLampIncident

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« Reply #35 on: 04-19-2004 18:46 »

I think watching Leela in some of those shippy episodes is like walking into a concrete wall over and over again. For some reason nobody can understand, she won't accept Fry for what he is. It's like she's determined to be a bitch.
Zed 85

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« Reply #36 on: 04-19-2004 19:26 »

I don't know, maybe the writers wrote that in to get a bigger audience reaction. Common sence would say that Leela going out with the biggest jerks (though Doug wasn't  big grin - just vile) but still considering her standards too high for Fry, the only one she knew really felt for her - though he had difficulty expressing it in a smart way - as stupid. And everyone went around saying it.

Pehaps it was (the writers writing) Leela secretly deliberately playing hard to get, forcing Fry to really work before Leela felt she could settle down with him in any form of relationship. If you felt something for someone, and knew they felt something for you, but when they try and make a move what they say/do actually insults you, you'd naturally say no. You'd want them to improve their methods of trying to impress you, otherwise they may never learn.
futuramaguy752

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« Reply #37 on: 04-19-2004 20:02 »
« Last Edit on: 04-19-2004 20:02 »

Mr. Paxxer
Futurama is not all about comedy. All the characters dont have to be funny.  Leela is an individual and that might be a good thing.
Unless u think she is weird because she only has one eye.
WHAT DO U SAY ABOUT THAT MR.PAXXER!
TheLampIncident

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« Reply #38 on: 04-19-2004 20:09 »

Zed85: Therefore proving my point that any girl who plays hard-to-get is a bitch. Why would you fuck with peoples emotions like that? And why didn't Fry just give up like a normal human being?
Chump

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« Reply #39 on: 04-19-2004 20:48 »

 
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Originally posted by Love_For_Leela:
How dare you! Some of the Leela-isms are the best! For example:

'If we're all done being stupid, then...'

That's only funny because of Fry's following line: "I have more, but you go ahead."

Leela is nessessary to set up jokes and move the plot, but isn't very funny herself, which is one of the reason's she not one of my favourite characters.
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