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Evil Abe

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« Reply #120 on: 07-22-2004 00:33 »
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I think Leela is great.  She is not as funny as Fry and Bender but she is the 'straight man'.  But as some else pointed out her seriousness makes a lot of her comments funny. 
NoAPOlogies

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« Reply #121 on: 07-22-2004 00:56 »
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She's got a nice ass, and that's good enough for me.

In all honesty, she's the most emotional character and one many of us can relate to. Think about it, she was abandoned and was an outcast. I tend to feel the same way and I handle such feelings by keeping a close circle of friends (like how Leela has the PE crew).

Someone has to be the voice of reason on the show, the two extremes seem to be The Simpsons and Family Guy.

On The Simpsons, Lisa and Marge are such wet blankets you get tired of them real quick, while on Family Guy, there is no voice of reason, and what you get is a clusterfuck of a cartoon (its not neccessarily a bad thing, but I would like a plot to follow once in a while). Leela is a good balance for the show, a voice of reason, but she has her moments. Also, she's not too bad to look at either.
TheLampIncident

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« Reply #122 on: 07-22-2004 12:33 »

Thread! Back from the dead! Duh nuh nuh nuh nah!

I've said it before, and I'll say it again, things I like that Leela has:

1) Beauty
2) Brains
3) Boots for the beatdown

Remember the three B's kids, and you're in good hands.
BENDERZOID

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« Reply #123 on: 07-26-2004 18:31 »

Leela Kicks Ass
El Pazoozoo

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« Reply #124 on: 07-27-2004 02:31 »

I can't complain, besides she adds so zest to the show
DOOP

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« Reply #125 on: 07-27-2004 13:05 »

Well it's obvious that Leela isn't funny because she's serious almost everyday.But Futurama wouldn't be right without Leela. Like in the episode "My Three Suns", Fry could've been killed if Leela hadn't shown up.So I guess Leela holds a very special role in the show.Plus,what would futurama be if our fav one eyed cyclops isn't there?
VoVat

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« Reply #126 on: 07-28-2004 20:25 »

As opposed to all those TWO-eyed cyclopes? {g}
FuturamaInsane

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« Reply #127 on: 07-28-2004 21:07 »

Leela is a huge part of futurama because leela and fry have there relationship and leela is just a cool character to be.
Sayna

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« Reply #128 on: 08-04-2004 01:15 »

 
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Originally posted by SlackJawedMoron: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

She does the exact opposite, actually. The thing I like about her most is that she doesn't take the traditional female role of "stand around and look pretty." She's the smartest and the bravest one out of all of them, and balances out their incompetence and stupidity.

Sayna

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« Reply #129 on: 08-04-2004 01:19 »
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Originally posted by NoAPOlogies:In all honesty, she's the most emotional character and one many of us can relate to. Think about it, she was abandoned and was an outcast. I tend to feel the same way and I handle such feelings by keeping a close circle of friends (like how Leela has the PE crew).

That's true.

 
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On The Simpsons, Lisa and Marge are such wet blankets you get tired of them real quick

I never get tired of Lisa. I relate to her the most. Marge is too quiet and submissive at times, but she's not bad either. In fact, a lot of Groening's female characters impress me. He really understands intelligent, confident women.
TheLesbianLeela

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« Reply #130 on: 08-04-2004 12:12 »
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Originally posted by Sayna:
I never get tired of Lisa. I relate to her the most. Marge is too quiet and submissive at times, but she's not bad either. In fact, a lot of Groening's female characters impress me. He really understands intelligent, confident women.
Very true words ...
Intelligent and confident - that is Leela for sure. She knows where to go in life, even if she sometimes has problems with fast decissions (but then again, who does not?).

Please don't point at me and call me addicted, but Leela truely is a rolemodell. I'm not talking about "A Leela of her own" alone, but her whole character.
Sayna

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« Reply #131 on: 08-04-2004 17:57 »

She's my rolemodel. Most of the characters on TV and in books (especially the female ones)are weak and stupid. It's a releif to have characters like Leela.
SlackJawedMoron

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« Reply #132 on: 08-05-2004 03:15 »
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She does the exact opposite, actually. The thing I like about her most is that she doesn't take the traditional female role of "stand around and look pretty." She's the smartest and the bravest one out of all of them, and balances out their incompetence and stupidity.

Observe... the power of the smiley!  tongue


Intelligent? Certainly.
Confident? ...maybe not.

And the 'smart, tough chick' isn't exactly an innovation. Groening put created her because, according to him, sci-fi is full of these type (he's right, too).

Don't get me wrong, though, she does kick ass.
Fry´s Girl

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« Reply #133 on: 08-05-2004 13:34 »

Leela has had a few funny lines, like in "The Sting" when she's looking for Fry's body and says something to the effect of "I'll keep the body under my bed and that will prove I'm not insane." (Sorry, I can't remember the exact line.)
Anyway, Fry's unrequited love for her is what has kept me watching all these years.  Amy and Fry are too much alike to make a good couple.
Alee

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« Reply #134 on: 08-05-2004 14:18 »

Leela is awesome. She is a strong, brave, intelligent woman but she's not "perfect" - she has her doubts, insecurities and vulnerabilities like any woman. Her personality is not two-dimensional; she's more realistic than most live-action female characters. The show needs her. Hell, television needs her.

Kicked your ass.
Sayna

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« Reply #135 on: 08-05-2004 16:04 »
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Well said.

Sayna

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« Reply #136 on: 08-05-2004 16:05 »

 
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Originally posted by Fry's Girl:Anyway, Fry's unrequited love for her is what has kept me watching all these years.  Amy and Fry are too much alike to make a good couple.

It's not that. Fry needs somebody to take care of him.

Sayna

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« Reply #137 on: 08-05-2004 16:07 »

 
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Originally posted by SlackJawedMoron:And the 'smart, tough chick' isn't exactly an innovation. Groening put created her because, according to him, sci-fi is full of these type (he's right, too).

Don't get me wrong, though, she does kick ass.

I need to get some more sci-fi stuff, because I hadn't noticed that.

leelaholic

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« Reply #138 on: 08-05-2004 16:29 »

Sanya, please do not double post. Use the button.  smile
Teral

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« Reply #139 on: 08-05-2004 16:37 »

 
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Originally posted by Sayna:
 I need to get some more sci-fi stuff, because I hadn't noticed that.


Ripley in "Aliens", Dax on "Deep Space Nine", Leia on "Star Wars", Seven on "Voyager" just name a few.
Jicannon

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« Reply #140 on: 08-05-2004 18:56 »

Leela is a necessary and great element for the show, but she's never been one of my favorites. I've never been too fond of the kick-ass girls in sci-fi either.
Nibblonian

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« Reply #141 on: 08-05-2004 21:43 »

WHAT??? I love Leela!!! How dare some of the people in this thread! She's one of the bests in the show. That's how they designed her, as a superior to Bender and Fry. Bender and Fry are loose cannons and Leela's there to keep them in place. She's great. Some of her best episodes like The Day the Earth Stood Stupid and Anthology of Interest 1 are pointing out that it's rediculous to think Leela could become so dumb or more impulsive. That's just her character. I think Fry basting a turkey on his head is funny, but Leela kicking the professor into the man-eating anteater pits (contradiction in words) is so udderly rediculous, it's insanely funny! The naysayers in this thread disgust me!
fryfanSpyOrama

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« Reply #142 on: 08-05-2004 21:52 »
« Last Edit on: 08-05-2004 21:52 »

Every trio, needs a serious character or leader type person.  The Three Stooges had Moe. Han and Luke had Leia. The Marx Brother, Groucho seemed the most serious.

Also, a friend of mine a while back let me read a magazine article discussing a comic book, called BONE, I think.  It was about three ghost-like characters.  One was greedy, (Bender), one was a little dumb, (Fry) and the other was the serious one (leela).  From what I remember it said that Matt Groening read that comic book and it gave him the idea for creating the personalities for Fry, Leela and Bender.

I personally think, that Matt could've gotten their personalities from any famous trio.
Jicannon

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« Reply #143 on: 08-06-2004 02:00 »

again, I acknowledged the fact that she was necessary, I just said she wasn't one of my favorites  hmpf
Venus

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« Reply #144 on: 08-06-2004 02:09 »

i wish they had done something kinda like LotF for Leela. Something involving flashbacks on her early life.
David A

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« Reply #145 on: 08-06-2004 02:46 »

 
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Originally posted by fryfanSpyOrama:
Also, a friend of mine a while back let me read a magazine article discussing a comic book, called BONE, I think.  It was about three ghost-like characters.  One was greedy, (Bender), one was a little dumb, (Fry) and the other was the serious one (leela).  From what I remember it said that Matt Groening read that comic book and it gave him the idea for creating the personalities for Fry, Leela and Bender.

Okay, first of all, they aren't ghosts.  They might look a bit like Casper the friendly ghost, but they aren't ghosts.

Second, Phoney Bone may be Bender, but Fone Bone is not Leela.  Thorn is Leela.  If Fone Bone is anyone, he's Fry.  (They're both everyman characters.)  Smiley Bone is more like Zoidberg or the Professor.

 
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Originally posted by Venus:
i wish they had done something kinda like LotF for Leela. Something involving flashbacks on her early life.

Well, there were a few episodes with scenes like that; but yeah, a whole episode about Leela's past would have been nice.
fryfanSpyOrama

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« Reply #146 on: 08-06-2004 16:34 »

 
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Originally posted by David A:
Okay, first of all, they aren't ghosts.  They might look a bit like Casper the friendly ghost, but they aren't ghosts.

Second, Phoney Bone may be Bender, but Fone Bone is not Leela.  Thorn is Leela.  If Fone Bone is anyone, he's Fry.  (They're both everyman characters.)  Smiley Bone is more like Zoidberg or the Professor.

Okay, but I never said the name of the characters from BONE or who exactly Fry, Leela and Bender are inspired from.  I just merely said there was a serious charater, a greedy character and dumb character.  Also, I must've read that article months ago and from I remember they did sort of look like Casper.  So, what are they exacly, skeletons?
Shaucker

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« Reply #147 on: 08-06-2004 19:28 »

 
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Originally posted by Venus:
i wish they had done something kinda like LotF for Leela. Something involving flashbacks on her early life.

You and me, right now. I smell a great fanfic.
David A

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« Reply #148 on: 08-07-2004 05:24 »

 
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Originally posted by Bumpy:
Okay, but I never said the name of the characters from BONE or who exactly Fry, Leela and Bender are inspired from.  I just merely said there was a serious charater, a greedy character and dumb character.

That's okay, I know which characters you mean, even if you don't.   tongue

Anyway, what you said was that Fry, Leela, and Bender were based on the "three ghost-like characters" (i.e. the Bone cousins).  I disagree.  Fry and Bender may indeed have been based on Fone Bone and Phoney Bone, but if Leela was based on any of the characters from Bone, then she was based on Thorn, the (very competent) human girl who befriends the Bone cousins.  If Groening based his characters on characters from Bone, then it seems very likely that Fry's relationship with Leela was based on Fone Bone's relationship with Thorn.  I can see a lot of similarities, particularly the whole unrequited love aspect.

 
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Also, I must've read that article months ago and from I remember they did sort of look like Casper.  So, what are they exacly, skeletons?

No, they aren't skeletons either.   roll eyes

They do look somewhat like Casper, but that doesn't make them ghosts.  The Bone cousins are living, breathing people (albeit nonhuman ones).  A more acurate way to describe them would be to say that they look like a cross between Casper, and Walt Kelly's Pogo.  That doesn't mean that they're 'possums, either.

They're just Bones from Boneville, that's all.
Venus

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« Reply #149 on: 08-07-2004 05:31 »

These 'bones' sound kinda familier, any pics?
David A

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« Reply #150 on: 08-07-2004 05:45 »

 www.boneville.com

Click on 'The Plot' for a synopsis of the story.

Click on 'The Players' for descriptions of the characters.

Click on 'Library' to read samples from the comic itself.
fryfanSpyOrama

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« Reply #151 on: 08-07-2004 16:48 »

David A: i didn't say Fry, leela and Bender were based from the BONE characters, just that their personality may have been influence, since Matt Groening commenting that he liked the comic. 

Fred Flintsone is a direct reference to Ralph from the Honeymooners.  While Fry, Leela and Bender's personalities, were loosely borrowed from BONE.
Sayna

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« Reply #152 on: 08-09-2004 18:41 »

(Sorry about the double posting. It was just easier at the time.)

I've read Bone (only the first issue, though.) And I agree about the similarities between Leela and Thorn. (And Bender and Fry.)
mint

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« Reply #153 on: 09-21-2004 19:45 »

Leela is ok.  I don't think she's a bitch like some people have said here though.  You know from personal experience I find guys like to chase hard to get his girl.  Girls who play hard to get are usually more goal-oriented girls, like Leela. Fry just isn't wot Leela is looking for, that's why she insists no. After she feels bad about it because she has morals and consciences. However, unlike guys I think girls are more likely to accept a guy who loves her whom she does not love in the first place than guys. Yeah I think girls are more likely to be submissive and be touched by the strong pursue of guys.

So in the end, if they choose to continue making this cartoon, maybe Leela would of accepted Fry and becomes his wife.
Zerstorer

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« Reply #154 on: 09-24-2004 05:30 »

Hmm, no one mentioned Fear of a Bot Planet.  Leela had a few standalone jokes in that which were pretty good.  (3d not working, crummy looking robot, etc)

In my limited experience, she's not playing hard to get, she's testing Fry and learning more about him.  Several times, she expresses her joy to be in his company... namely, the picture near the end of Why of Fry, with Chaz, the MAYORS (friggin?) AID!

Just more fuel for the fire.
mint

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« Reply #155 on: 09-24-2004 18:56 »

Actually, testing a guy is part of the playing hard to get method.  Men often say that there are the women for play and there are the women for marry.

Amy, if she is not wealthy, her personality is a typical example of women for play. But of course there will always be men who will marry her just for her wealth. But futurama did not play on that. They fixed her up with Kif which I don't think he is after her money.

On the otherhand, there is Leela who is careful of her sex life, and careful in selection of her ideal spouse. This kind of women usually for man it's an ideal wife to marry. For simple reason, men would like to be married with somebody they can trust. Somebody gentle. Maybe that's why Zapp and Fry is so hung up on her.

Leela is not as popular with guys in the show in comparison with Amy is because of her one eye. She is always jealous of the attention Amy gets. But that does not make her a bitch. It's normal to have jealous feeling when your girlfriend or co-worker has everything. 

she is an orphan, while Amy is the heir of a very wealthy empire.  Amy is like Paris Hilton, except she is not blonde. Better still, she is the only heir to her parents' wealth. While Paris Hilton shares it with her sister Nicky Hilton.
David A

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« Reply #156 on: 09-25-2004 06:03 »

 
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On the otherhand, there is Leela who is careful of her sex life, and careful in selection of her ideal spouse.

She had sex with Zapp Brannigan, and she wanted to marry Alkazar.
mint

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« Reply #157 on: 09-25-2004 19:51 »

Yes, Leela did sleep with Zapp. Even careful women make mistakes. You know Leela is very lonely, also Zapp has his charmes. He is 25 star general responsible for several successful wars. love

But after she discovers that Zapp whom 'behind all this success and heroism is a wimp who is not very intelligent at all and who uses battle moves such as sending wave after wave of men into battle to be killed, just so the killbots would reach their preset kill limit.' She then no longer wants anything to do with him.  up yours

With Alkazar, she was trying to save her species.  Usually it is in our genes to make our race survives, that's why men is thought to be more promiscuous than women. 

The theory pyschologists come up with is that during evolution time men want to ensure the survival of their species so they have as much sex to as many women as possible. That genetic trait is passed down to the males today, hence men is suggested to be more promiscuous than women.

Women who only produce one egg per month compare to men who produces million of sperms a day is usually more careful in her spouse selection. Especially those who are selective in personality. As Leela thought she is the last one of her kind, she did that so she can revive her species. Then there would be more one eye species around, she would not feel so left out.

Again after Fry helps to uncover Alkazar's evil scheme, Leela is no longer with Alkazar.

Leela has a lot of bad luck in her relationship with men. Over time, I think it made her even more careful when it comes to relationship with men because she is now afraid of getting hurt, again.
Evil Abe

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« Reply #158 on: 09-25-2004 23:00 »

Leela has been unlucky in love.  She has had one loser after another.  This had definitely made her cautious of relationships.
David A

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« Reply #159 on: 09-26-2004 13:54 »

 
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Originally posted by mint:
But after she discovers that Zapp whom 'behind all this success and heroism is a wimp who is not very intelligent at all and who uses battle moves such as sending wave after wave of men into battle to be killed, just so the killbots would reach their preset kill limit.' She then no longer wants anything to do with him.

Actually, she discovered that before she slept with him.

 
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up yours

Is that directed at me?  That's charming.
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