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DrJohnZ

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« Reply #80 on: 04-23-2004 14:02 »

 
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Originally posted by Love_For_Leela:
Good use of musical montage at the end of 'Leela's Homeworld' too... and I'm so glad they managed to avoid the totally unmelodic section in the middle of that song...
Pizzicato 5 rock.

don't they say like 'attention adults' or something like that in a monotone... I too was glad they cut the song before that.

When you do things right, people wont be sure you've done anything at all.
Shadow|Elite

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« Reply #81 on: 04-23-2004 14:37 »

I like Leela, without her Futurama would be boring!
Love_For_Leela

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« Reply #82 on: 04-23-2004 17:17 »

 
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Originally posted by DrJohnZ:
 don't they say like 'attention adults' or something like that in a monotone... I too was glad they cut the song before that.


It's a monotone sentance followed by the most tuneless tune imaginable. It's a damn good job the decided to omit it. Whee.

  roll eyes

~~~When this is all over, remind me to run screaming into the night~~~
(You're standing on my neck)
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« Reply #83 on: 04-23-2004 17:28 »

 
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Originally posted by Shadow|Elite:
I like Leela, without her Futurama would be boring!

Damn straight Shadow Elite! I dunno if i'd like Futurama as much as i do now without the lovable Leela!

leelaholic

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« Reply #84 on: 04-23-2004 20:35 »
« Last Edit on: 04-23-2004 20:35 »

urbandictionary.com search for "Leela"
Teral

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« Reply #85 on: 04-23-2004 21:40 »

Pfth, that's just internet brats thinking they're cool. A few clicks show that 90% of those words have a profane and/or derogatory meaning.

 
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Originally posted by PCC Fred:
 Maybe if the show had lasted nine or ten years, you'd have a good point.  But it would've been worse if the show had been axed without Leela finding out her true origins.


I still think the writers just got lazy, and decided: what the hell let's wrap this one up. From a logically viewpoint "Leela's Homeworld" was put into the mix at least as early as primo 2001, long before the hiatus thingy. The creators made a very interesting premise but forgot to cash in on it, and simple ended the plotline. Almost reminds me of V'Ger.

Don't confuse not caring with not knowing!
leelaholic

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« Reply #86 on: 04-23-2004 22:12 »
« Last Edit on: 04-23-2004 22:12 »

I just submitted a new, better definition.

   
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Soon to be on  www.urbandictionary.com :
Hot female character on Futurama (a show that ties with The Simpsons for best ever). Stands out with her one eye and cute ponytail.

Source: Leelaholic
Alliteration

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« Reply #87 on: 04-23-2004 23:34 »

It's good to see that so many people on this "urbandictionary.com" like Futurama, except this big john character.
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« Reply #88 on: 04-24-2004 00:22 »

that is hilarious definition on urbandictionry.com. Too bad its not true.

That we know of...
leelaholic

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« Reply #89 on: 04-25-2004 00:37 »

My definition of "Leela" has been added to the site.

*makes half-hearted "woo" jesture*
Nasty Pasty

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« Reply #90 on: 04-25-2004 12:10 »

 
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Originally posted by leelaholic:
My definition of "Leela" has been added to the site.

*makes half-hearted "woo" jesture*

Ive heard worse excuses to drink...

*chugs Beer*

SlackJawedMoron

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« Reply #91 on: 04-25-2004 12:12 »

You need an excuse?


*passes out*
Love_For_Leela

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« Reply #92 on: 04-25-2004 12:57 »

Quick, Nasty... steal his pants while he's unconcsious...
Nasty Pasty

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« Reply #93 on: 04-25-2004 13:49 »

 
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Originally posted by Love_For_Leela:
Quick, Nasty... steal his pants while he's unconcsious...

...um, no.

  no no

Alliteration

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« Reply #94 on: 04-25-2004 20:36 »

I already got his wallet, who needs the pants?
SlackJawedMoron

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« Reply #95 on: 04-26-2004 08:14 »

pfft... you think I'm wearing pants?

germanfryfan

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« Reply #96 on: 04-26-2004 08:30 »

"Beer?" - "Underpants?"
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« Reply #97 on: 04-26-2004 14:51 »

 
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Originally posted by germanfryfan:
"Beer?" - "Underpants?"

All hail the new captain!

*drops pants*

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« Reply #98 on: 04-27-2004 18:22 »
« Last Edit on: 04-27-2004 18:22 »

I can't believe people hate Leela. She can be funny, exs. from MU:
"At the risk of sounding like an Afternoon Special.."
"But he (the Prof.) isn't your father. That guy in punch bowl is."
I love Leela, even though I think Amy is cuter, beacause Leela's personality is much like mine. Lisa Simpson, also, but Lisa turned from a pure-hearted, smart but over-looked girl into a hippie, but Leela has mostly been the same person for the whole series. If there's anything I don't like about Leela, it's that

a) She went to an XXX site in a BBF2 (So OOC for her and everyone else except maybe Bender)

b) She was in involved in the war against the balls, I mean working with Richard "Most evil entity in the Futurama universe" Nixon and being involved in the most senseless, meaningless, most idiotic war since the crusades?

c) She divorced Fry in TKOS    cry  I mean, Fry is pretty much the only man Leela ever dated who really cared for her.    cry  Fry and Leela were true loves, it was their destiny to be wed.    cry  It was like Homer and Marge getting divorced, or Peter and Lois getting divorced.    cry  I hope someday, Nibbler or someone stops the timeskips from ever happening and thus, Fry and Leela never divorce.

d) She hurt Fry in M3S. This wouldn't be so bad if she and the others (esp. Bender) didn't take so much perversive glee in hurting Fry.

e) That she, Fry and Bender died in Futurama: The Game.    cry  I hope Nibbler somehow saves them.

Despite, it all, I still love Leela. I just hope Matt and Dave make resolutions/ explanaions to the above.
PCC Fred

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« Reply #99 on: 04-27-2004 18:29 »

a)What else would you use the Internet for?  An information source?  DOn't make me laugh!  evil laugh

b)She only got involved in the war to protect Fry and Bender.

c)She thought Fry had tricked her into marrying him, not an unreasonable thought considering his "time-skip shelter" plan.

d)That was very early on, before they became good friends.  And Fry'd acted like a jerk through most of the episode.

e)Because in sci-fi, death is always final.
Teral

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« Reply #100 on: 04-27-2004 18:38 »
« Last Edit on: 04-27-2004 18:38 »

Nice post, I agree with most of it (except Amy being cuter/sexier than Leela), now onto impersonating David/Matt:


Edit: I see Fred's already posted pretty much the same, but I'll let the post be.

 
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Originally posted by John Pannozzi:
If there's anything I don't like about Leela, it's that

a) She went to an XXX site in a BBF2 (So OOC for her and everyone else except maybe Bender)

At least the girls only entered a filthy chatroom, as opposed to the guys filthy, filthy chatroom. And when you actually see it it wasn't that filthy. Just a bunch of nerds acting big.
 
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b) She was in involved in the war against the balls, I mean working with Richard "Most evil entity in the Futurama universe" Nixon and being involved in the most senseless, meaningless, most idiotic war since the crusades?

The only reason she was there was to protect Fry and Bender, otherwise she wouldn't want to go within 10 miles of Zapp Brannigan.
 
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c) She divorced Fry in TKOS      cry  I mean, Fry is pretty much the only man Leela ever dated who really cared for her.      cry  Fry and Leela were true loves, it was their destiny to be wed.      cry  It was like Homer and Marge getting divorced, or Peter and Lois getting divorced.      cry  I hope someday, Nibbler or someone stops the timeskips from ever happening and thus, Fry and Leela never divorce.

Without any recolection of what had happened, and considering Fry's behaviour earlier in the episode it's reasonably to believe he had tricked her in some way. The fact that Fry can't come up with a good explanation either doesn't improve the situation. Leela's natural drive to protect herself from being hurt emotionally kicks in.
 
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d) She hurt Fry in M3S. This wouldn't be so bad if she and the others (esp. Bender) didn't take so much perversive glee in hurting Fry.

Don't recall Leela taking any glee in this, she even try to comfort Fry while making him cry. As for the punch-bag thing earlier, well who can blame her for that?
 
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e) That she, Fry and Bender died in Futurama: The Game.      cry  I hope Nibbler somehow saves them.

Don't have the game, so this one I'll have to pass.
Alliteration

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« Reply #101 on: 04-27-2004 19:00 »

For those of you who have not played the game and want to, I have placed my thoughts in this spoiler section.

John Pannozzi

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« Reply #102 on: 04-28-2004 10:06 »

 
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Originally posted by Alliteration:
For those of you who have not played the game and want to, I have placed my thoughts in this spoiler section.


I know that. I just hope Matt and Dave fix that confusing time loop when make a new Futurama T.V. show/movie/video game/whatever.

Faris

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« Reply #103 on: 05-02-2004 15:11 »

I like Leela because she's the tought guy (girl in this case) character who kicks Ass! But Bender's my #1 fav because he steals stuff. Leela is my 2nd fav though, then Fry.
Klumsy Kitty

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« Reply #104 on: 05-02-2004 20:17 »
« Last Edit on: 05-03-2004 00:00 »

The Big Three(Leela,Bender,Fry) are pretty much equal for me, I don't like to favor any one char. too much. I agree Leela is not the funniest but how the hell COULD you compete with Fry & Bender? That's one losing battle if I have ever seen one.

Oh, and they would surely be dead ten times over at least without her. People don't realize how important it is to have that "straight" person to balance the funny ones until they are not there. Which is one of the reasons The 3 stooges wears a bit thin on me even though they do use the bit players as foils; none of the three is serious enough to carry it off all the time.

Besides, as someone else mentioned above Zapp Branigan loses almost half of his funniness if Leela isn't there,and he is only a 2nd or third tier character.
scooty puff snr

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« Reply #105 on: 05-02-2004 22:26 »

I agree with you Klumsy Kitty. I think that Leela being so serious also makes her even funnier when she does do something stupid.
John Pannozzi

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« Reply #106 on: 05-06-2004 15:51 »

Here's more stuff I dislike about Leela:

1. In "Futurestock", she, Bender, and Amy were so mean. They hated Fry in that episode and only wanted money.

2. Her rivalry with Amy is so overused. It was only funny ISTE. Why must Leela and Amy fight all the time, even after Amy becomes Kif's lover and no longer irritates Leela?

3. Leela has turned down Fry so many times I feel really bad for Fry. At http://www.jumptheshark.com/f/futurama.htm  someone said "You canít have Leela coldly reject poor Fry a dozen times and sell it as a cute, sweet romance. Every episode centered around them ends with Leela realizing Fry isnít so bad, but then the next episode sheís back to rejecting him." and I think they have.

4. That Leela forogets about Nibbler in most episodes (ex.: in ABBF2, she didn't bring Nibbler with her to Alkazar's planet.

5. That the episode "A Leela of her own" has IMHO pretty bad. (I hate seeing Leela being bad at something)

6. That in WTBR, she thought the plight of the Native Martains was funny.

But things I like about Leela:

1. She's cute, dangit.

2. She loves animals

3. She cares about her co-workers (even Zoidberg)

4. She has a great singing voice.
Venus

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« Reply #107 on: 05-06-2004 16:15 »

Nibbler was at her and Al's wedding. If i remember correctly he was wearing a tophat. I don't think it's her forgetting about Nibbler, i think it's the writers that forget about nibbler. Cause she's always quite attentive to him when they do have him present.
VoVat

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« Reply #108 on: 05-06-2004 17:33 »

 
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6. That in WTBR, she thought the plight of the Native Martains was funny.

Well, of course it is!  But you don't have to laugh!
3/4 of a Jesus

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« Reply #109 on: 05-06-2004 17:46 »

Mmm... I kind of like Leela, she reminds me of, well, me.  Except, I don't have one eye.
However, I agree that I feel bad for Fry everytime there's a shippy episode because she always rejects him in the cruelest way possible, and Fry becomes depressed (TKOS)
Teral

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« Reply #110 on: 05-07-2004 16:54 »

I know this is your opinion, which you're intitled to, but if anyone seriously believed I wouldn't respond they haven't been on PEEL for very long.  <IMG SRC="http://peel.gotfuturama.com/ubb/wink.gif">

 
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Originally posted by John Pannozzi:
Here's more stuff I dislike about Leela:

1. In "Futurestock", she, Bender, and Amy were so mean. They hated Fry in that episode and only wanted money.

He did cause them to lose their job. He proposed That Guy as the new CEO, he supported all the decisions That Guy made and he assured the PE crew their job and the company were in good hands. Fry should've known that That Guy was bad news, afterall he was a slick 80's style Wall Street type who used to hang out with Milkin and Bosky. So naturally the PE crew is going to balme Fry for losing their job.

Re: the money. If I had the choise bewteen getting one million dollar and get my work back, I'd take the money in a heartbeat. 1 million dollar is equal to 20-25 years of income. It's really a no-brainer to take the money and run.
 
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2. Her rivalry with Amy is so overused. It was only funny ISTE. Why must Leela and Amy fight all the time, even after Amy becomes Kif's lover and no longer irritates Leela?

I can't really remember much actual fighting between them, more like catty remarks and zingers. That's pretty normal, even around friends. Plus a bit of rivalry never hurt anyone.
 
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3. Leela has turned down Fry so many times I feel really bad for Fry. At http://www.jumptheshark.com/f/futurama.htm  someone said "You canít have Leela coldly reject poor Fry a dozen times and sell it as a cute, sweet romance. Every episode centered around them ends with Leela realizing Fry isnít so bad, but then the next episode sheís back to rejecting him." and I think they have.

At the end of the episode everything's always right back to normal. The less adi about JumpTheShark the better.
 
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4. That Leela forogets about Nibbler in most episodes (ex.: in ABBF2, she didn't bring Nibbler with her to Alkazar's planet.

In "A Bicyclops Built For Two" Leela was working, when the call from Alcazar came in. You don't usually bring your pet with you to work, your boss would have a fit. How many times have you seena UPS guy with his dog beside him in the van? This means Nibbler was home in her apartment, eating Kibble 'n Snouts, sleeping, cahtiing with Ken and Fiona and whatnot.
 
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5. That the episode "A Leela of her own" has IMHO pretty bad. (I hate seeing Leela being bad at something)

I thought it was pretty cute to see Leela being bad at something. She's a tough girl, and very competent, but she's not supernatural.

 
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6. That in WTBR, she thought the plight of the Native Martains was funny.

But it is funny! And the Martians are filthy rich, so they don't care.

Don't confuse not caring with not knowing!
Venus

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« Reply #111 on: 05-07-2004 17:24 »

 
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Originally posted by Teral:
I thought it was pretty cute to see Leela being bad at something. She's a tough girl, and very competent, but she's not supernatural.


i don't know, she does have the power to tip over a couch with over 700 pounds on it. With one hand.
Teral

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« Reply #112 on: 05-07-2004 17:40 »

Which makes you wonder how those players even survived stopping one of her blerns with their head.

I should probably have used the word "perfect".
David A

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« Reply #113 on: 05-07-2004 17:42 »

 
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Originally posted by Teral:
You don't usually bring your pet with you to work, your boss would have a fit.

If your pet excretes starship fuel, and your job is flying a starship, your boss might not mind.
Mouse On Venus

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« Reply #114 on: 05-07-2004 17:54 »

 
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Originally posted by Teral:
 At the end of the episode everything's always right back to normal. The less adi about JumpTheShark the better.

You know what Teral, I agree with most of your counter arguments against John's quarter-baked comments about Leela, but you've gotta admit that this was a pretty lazy one by your standards. Yeah, it's JumpTheShark, but they actually made a good point there for once, so defend your opinions properly this time.  <IMG SRC="http://peel.gotfuturama.com/ubb/tongue.gif">
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« Reply #115 on: 05-07-2004 17:56 »
« Last Edit on: 05-08-2004 00:00 »

   
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Originally posted by David A:
 If your pet excretes starship fuel, and your job is flying a starship, your boss might not mind.

Assuming Farnsworth cares about the return of his crew, which his track record of sending countless of crews to their deaths sugest he is not.

   
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Originally posted by Mouse On Venus:
 You know what Teral, I agree with most of your counter arguments against John's quarter-baked comments about Leela, but you've gotta admit that this was a pretty lazy one by your standards.    Yeah, it's JumpTheShark, but they actually made a good point there for once, so defend your opinions properly this time.     <IMG SRC="http://peel.gotfuturama.com/ubb/tongue.gif">

You mean I have standards to live up to? I thought my posts were seen as the rantings of a madman.

Very well, but let's reverse the table. Why don't the accusing side quote some specific evidence, rather than vague phrases like: "Leela warm up to Fry and then rejects him the very next episode, she's a bitch!"  I can't find more than a couple occasions where this has happened pre-mid4ACV.

These are "Parasite Lost" and TKOS, and both are explainable, which I've already done in several threads, so I'll take the lazy route again.

PYHOMS is borderline, but not really substantive. "Love And Rocket" is a good candidate, except the "rejection" doesn't happen for another 7 episodes.
David A

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« Reply #116 on: 05-07-2004 18:05 »

 
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Originally posted by Teral:
 Assuming Farnsworth cares about the return of his crew, which his track record of sending countless of crews to their deaths sugest he is not.

Of course he doesn't care about the crew, but having Nibbler around saves money on fuel, and he probably does care about that.
Teral

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« Reply #117 on: 05-07-2004 18:26 »

Yes, but they could simply pile enough fuel on the ship to make the delivery. Keeping Nibbler back in the relative (what with frequent Omicronian invasions and all) safety of Planet Express rather than sending him along on suicide dileveries would be the better solution. Hypothetically speaking, ofcourse.
John Pannozzi

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« Reply #118 on: 07-21-2004 16:19 »

Well, I guess I'll say some nice things about Leela:

She looked beautiful when she looked at Fry in SP3K just before Bender put his hand down on Fry and Leela's hands.

"It's up to us to rescue him." "It's us who tempted him to sin."

"I love every living creature."

The scene inX-mS where she looks at her "happy" memories and cries.

She loves animals but thinks animals eating other animals is normal.

Her love of Nibbler and Jrrr.

Even under the effects of the Brain Spawn's stupificaion field, she's a smart, loving person.

She cried when she shot at penguins.

She was soooooo adorable as a baby (so were Fry, Fry II, Amy and Bender).

The ending to "Leela's Homeworld" was perhaps the greatest ending in Futurama history.

She was great in "The Sting".

She and Amy seemed really close friends in SF.
David A

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« Reply #119 on: 07-21-2004 17:29 »

 
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Originally posted by John Pannozzi:
She loves animals but thinks animals eating other animals is normal.

Only because it is.

 
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Even under the effects of the Brain Spawn's stupificaion field, she's a smart, loving person.

While it could be argued that she wasn't quite as stupid as everyone else, she certainly wasn't smart.  She did stick her hand in a fire.

 
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She and Amy seemed really close friends in SF.

Because they shared a tent?  They were the only girls in the group.  What did you expect the sleeping arrangements to be?
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