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Dumbuket

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« on: 05-31-2004 23:44 »

I know it's a cartoon, and consequently the characters are supposed to look cartoonish, but come on, in "Bicyclops built for two", leela's figure is kind of ridiculous. In the storyboard, her proprotions are fairly normal, but somewhere in the animation process, they decided to make them a bit more "generous". Am I the only one who thinks it was a little gratiutous? I guess they were trying to parody married with children, but still...

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« Reply #1 on: 06-01-2004 00:21 »

Have you seen Married with children, poor Katey is done up like a street hooker. i think that they captured peggy in leela perfectly.
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« Reply #2 on: 06-01-2004 18:08 »

they should have got ed o'neill to play Al
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« Reply #3 on: 06-01-2004 19:45 »

 
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Originally posted by ManWithNoName:
they should have got ed o'neill to play Al

that would have been a great little quirk. I mean you have Alkazar acting just like him, why not get ed o'neill to do the voice? Did anyone mention it in the commentary for the episode?

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« Reply #4 on: 06-01-2004 21:51 »

About Dumbuket's question-- I think they were making fun of Peg Bundy and trying to create a cartoon version of her.  If you've seen Married With Children, you know she's curvy, so I think they're just exaggerating it a bit.
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« Reply #5 on: 06-02-2004 06:53 »

 
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Originally posted by Nasty Pasty:
 that would have been a great little quirk. I mean you have Alkazar acting just like him, why not get ed o'neill to do the voice? Did anyone mention it in the commentary for the episode?


It would be a great thing if they had, but Ed O'neil hate FOX with a passion. He woved never to work on one of their shows again. Apparently he can't forgive them for the way they treated MwC, which never got a proper final episode either.
Dumbuket

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« Reply #6 on: 06-02-2004 20:42 »

one other question about her anatomy -

is she supposed to be really heavily muscled or something? she makes a reference to her "freakishly large forearms" (don't remember the exact quote" in devil's hands, and in  a head in the polls, when clinton comes on to her, ford apologizes, saying "he gets this way around meaty looking women". Trying to imagine what she looks like in person, I get this horrible picture in my head that looks like a cross between polyphemus and one of those "chicks" from american gladiators, only with purple hair.
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« Reply #7 on: 06-02-2004 21:33 »
« Last Edit on: 06-02-2004 21:33 »

Well, I dunno about her forearms,which seem quite dainty, but if you check her upper arms, they do seem to be somewhat musculer. She's definatley fit, and  quite well built, but doesn't have a body builder's physique, as we've seen when she's wearing a swimsuit or somesuch. I'd say she's built more like a gymnist, or athlete.

She was probably just being self-depricating about her forearms. And obviously, she found a pair that fit quite well. So, in conclusion... yeah.
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« Reply #8 on: 06-02-2004 23:05 »

 
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Originally posted by SlackJawedMoron:
Well, I dunno about her forearms,which seem quite dainty, but if you check her upper arms, they do seem to be somewhat musculer. She's definatley fit, and  quite well built, but doesn't have a body builder's physique, as we've seen when she's wearing a swimsuit or somesuch. I'd say she's built more like a gymnist, or athlete.

Yeah, but she's still sexy either way.   big grin

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« Reply #9 on: 06-03-2004 02:07 »

I agree with SJM, she was probably just being self-depricating. Aside from the eye she's supposed to be quite gorgeous. Remember in CHR after her eye surgery she was causing men to crash into each other on the street.
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« Reply #10 on: 06-09-2004 19:17 »

aren't her proportions always generous? (or at least the way you guys depict her in your fanart haha) but yeah i have seen every episode of MWC probably at least 3 times and her body was drawn to fill out the outfits she wore like the one with the high heels stretch pants and low top. it's funny how that in the first season of MWC peggy (katey segal)'s chest is pretty flat and she can barely fill out a robe, but she was also younger and probably thinner, not that she was ever fat. she must have actually been pregnant in some episodes though...(i mean besides the ones where she is supposed to be pregnant) because she was wearing looser clothing and looked like she wasn't as in shape as other episodes. her voice was lower in the first season as well and she hadn't adopted that tone we all know of from later seasons
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« Reply #11 on: 06-09-2004 20:52 »

She was pregnant three times during the course of MWC. The first time she was pregnant (Ruby) they wrote it into the show but she miscarried when she was seven months along. The second time she got pregnant (Sarah) they decided not to write it in. Same with the third time. (Jackson)
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« Reply #12 on: 06-09-2004 22:40 »

Someone's a MwC fan... smile

Leela makes a lot of comments about her own body (huge forearms, hard to find shoes that fit, etc), but what woman doesn't? Especially someone who stands out so much, what with the hair...
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« Reply #13 on: 06-10-2004 03:03 »
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Originally posted by Venus:
She was pregnant three times during the course of MWC. The first time she was pregnant (Ruby) they wrote it into the show but she miscarried when she was seven months along.

yeah, i dont ever recall seeing the episode when they talk about the miscarriage...its like she was in her third trimester of pregnancy, then she was normal again. did i miss that episode or does it just not exist? and what ever happened to Seven...


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« Reply #14 on: 06-10-2004 03:41 »

She is quite tall (I'd say about 5"8ish) and says that it's hard to find boots in her size and is pretty curvy. Though I'm sure those references were jokes.
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« Reply #15 on: 06-10-2004 10:51 »

I wouldn't call her muscly...just look at her in that gown in TDHAIP.....hubba hubba!!
She may be toned, but I think she's just fit and curvatious. Plus as was previously said most women have low self-confidence in some area of either their appearance or personnality...maybe her's is just more deeprooted about her appearance for all the obvious reasons.
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« Reply #16 on: 06-10-2004 11:57 »

 
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Originally posted by futurefreak:
yeah, i dont ever recall seeing the episode when they talk about the miscarriage...its like she was in her third trimester of pregnancy, then she was normal again. did i miss that episode or does it just not exist? and what ever happened to Seven...
The creators knew they had to eliminate the pregnancy plotline as quickly as possible, so they did an episode in which it's revealed that the entire season up to that point was a dream, and it's never discussed again.

As for Seven, he just sort of vanished, and a couple times we see jokes about his absence: in one episode his face is on a milk carton.
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« Reply #17 on: 06-10-2004 11:58 »

She is a wee bit butch if you ask me, maybe she is a lesbian.  Zap has turned her off men and that is whay Fry can't get her.  Makes sense to me!
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« Reply #18 on: 06-10-2004 12:08 »
« Last Edit on: 06-10-2004 12:08 »

Shhh... TLL might hear you say that, and we'll never  hear the end of it.   wink
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« Reply #19 on: 06-10-2004 12:22 »

 
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Originally posted by Teral:
 ...Ed O'neil hates FOX with a passion. He vowed never to work on one of their shows again. Apparently he can't forgive them for the way they treated MwC...

Where might I learn more about this? Could you direct me to any web-pages?

PS. I notice a trend here...  hmpf
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« Reply #20 on: 06-10-2004 14:31 »

 
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Originally posted by Action Jacktion:
 
The creators knew they had to eliminate the pregnancy plotline as quickly as possible, so they did an episode in which it's revealed that the entire season up to that point was a dream, and it's never discussed again

Which is really the best thing they could have done. Forcing Katey to fake her way through the rest of that pregnency would have been unbelieveably cruel. She really wanted that baby and losing her so close to the due date had to be hell. 
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« Reply #21 on: 06-10-2004 15:06 »

 
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Originally posted by Shaucker:
Leela makes a lot of comments about her own body (huge forearms, hard to find shoes that fit, etc), but what woman doesn't? Especially someone who stands out so much, what with the hair...

And the moral of the story is, Leela could drive me crazy...but I wouldn't be a hopeless romantic like Fry, because that's stupid. I would just gaze from afar.

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« Reply #22 on: 06-10-2004 23:40 »
« Last Edit on: 06-11-2004 00:00 »

TheLampIncidnet: The stalkers' prince.   big grin
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« Reply #23 on: 06-13-2004 00:24 »

I always wished Katey Sagal had been on the BBf2 commentary...I really wanted to know what she thought of the writers/designers' parody of her former character.
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« Reply #24 on: 06-13-2004 01:05 »
« Last Edit on: 06-13-2004 01:05 »

I think once again this is a case of over analyzing a joke... they were just trying to make her look like Ms. Bundy, and like it's been said here, she always looked a little like a hooker. And, of course, I'd think the fact that there's a largely male dominated Futurama crew could have to do with Leela's... um... proportions.
  tongue trust a male peeler to notice, though.
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« Reply #25 on: 02-19-2007 00:38 »

It feels funny to post on such a long-dormant thread, but etiquitte is etiquitte. It finally came to me whom Leela resembles physically: Katarina Witt.  You know, the purple hair, the one eye; it all makes sense now. Alright, I'm just amusing myself here-

Katarina had (has) a thick, athletic build, but with a nice thin, supple layer of cushioning so she doesn't look like a too-cut bodybuilder. She and Leela are also both blessed with beautiful, ample cleavage that are apparently natural (would Leela get a boob job? now there's a topic for dicussion).

They differ a little however. Leela's shoulders and waist both seem just a bit too narrow given her athleticism, but the waist no doubt is done to give her more of a classic hourglass figure and I suppose the narrow shoulders keep her from looking too butch; plus they go with her narrow head. I'm not complaining about the "wasp waist" build though; it emphasizes the curvy hips (e.g. Groening's "Princess Leela" drawing and the infamous Jurassic Bark "I'm going in" pose).

Rats! I thought analyzing Leela's physique in a sterile, rational way would release her captivating hold on me, but it's not working!
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« Reply #26 on: 02-19-2007 02:58 »
« Last Edit on: 02-19-2007 02:58 »

 
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Originally posted by Tramp:
She is a wee bit butch if you ask me, maybe she is a lesbian.  Zap has turned her off men and that is whay Fry can't get her.  Makes sense to me!

She's not a lesbian, she'll hook up with almost any male. Just watch WMIBACIL, ABBFT, TDTEST, TWOF, the end of MU...... and the list just goes on
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« Reply #27 on: 02-19-2007 07:10 »

 
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Originally posted by HipNoJoe:

(would Leela get a boob job? now there's a topic for dicussion).

No, she'd do it the natural way.  smile

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« Reply #28 on: 02-19-2007 08:18 »

There are probably many over-the-counter pills and potions that would amaze us with what they can do to a human's appearance and proportions in the 31st century.
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« Reply #29 on: 02-19-2007 20:19 »
« Last Edit on: 02-19-2007 20:19 »

leela might be a bit sensitive about her weight. after all, she orders only a small injection of femislim.

edit: speaking of that, what exactly is femislim? the future of meal replacement? amphetamines?
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« Reply #30 on: 02-20-2007 06:47 »

Femislim is a meal replacement drug which does nothing but spread feminist propaganda. Luckly, Leela realized this once she returned to the future, and is now sticking to much more useful and truthful methods of 'physical nourishment'.

Don't you just love double entendres?

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« Reply #31 on: 02-20-2007 08:39 »
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Originally posted by Xanfor:
Femislim is a meal replacement drug which does nothing but spread feminist propaganda. Luckly, Leela realized this once she returned to the future, and is now sticking to much more useful and truthful methods of 'physical nourishment'.

Don't you just love double entendres?


1. There's no way you're as young as you claim you are with these posts you're making...   tongue youuuu lier!   smile

2. Glad to see you're posting again mate, after about 5 miserable months of not...   wink

On topic: I've always thought that Leela was supposed to have a generous feature with everything that counts   flirt, as Amy's small figure with Leela's 'generous' figure kind of balances the females out in the show   big grin

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« Reply #32 on: 02-20-2007 20:08 »

I guess a boob job is a good topic when it comes to the purple haired one.  Taken together, the fema-slim injection reference, the disparaging reference to Fry's lack of genetic engineering and of course her cosmetic eye surgery make it plain to me that Leela would not at all be above the idea of cosmetic breast surgery (pill, suppository, massage gel, whatever). To her 31st century sensibilities I doubt there would be any controversy about it. Certain other enhancements are probably frowned upon and for sure she'd do her share of frowning (that opinionated hypocrite needs a spanking! - Line forms here).

Although I think she'd do it, I agree with Xanfor. She probably never needed it, having developed that way the natural way - by having the right genes at conception.
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« Reply #33 on: 02-21-2007 07:17 »

 
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Originally posted by HipNoJoe:

Although I think she'd do it, I agree with Xanfor. She probably never needed it, having developed that way the natural way - by having the right genes at conception.

No, that's not the way I was talking about... But it'll do.  wink

 
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Originally posted by Dave B:

  1. There's no way you're as young as you claim you are with these posts you're making...    tongue youuuu lier!    smile

Interesting. How old do I claim to be? I don't recall ever telling anyone. Hmm?

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« Reply #34 on: 02-21-2007 12:54 »

 
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Originally posted by Xanfor:
I don't recall ever telling anyone. Hmm?

You did back in the day during a conversation and "I have a photographic memory and I remember every" conversation  tongue

You claimed you were a 13 year old, which I believe is now obviously not true...  tongue
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« Reply #35 on: 02-22-2007 21:12 »

 
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Originally posted by milksong:
leela might be a bit sensitive about her weight. after all, she orders only a small injection of femislim.
I just noticed how you phrased that, "sensitive about her weight." Being married to a chronic dieter and never having a weight problem myself I've been made keenely aware how differently men and women approach weight control. When I heard that line about the fema-slim it sounded to me like a matter-of-fact, everyday thing, like it was routine for her to skip a meal and substitue some kind of weight control substance. Sure, she's doing it because she wants to maintain her figure but there was no emotion behind it, no "Ooh, I'd really love to have the cheeseburger, fries and ice cream, but gosh, I'd better have the fema-slim instead." Rather, it sounds like she could take it or leave it and it's an easy decision for her. I guess that's one of the things that intrigues me about her; that she's so self-disciplined about things like that which bedevil so many other women. It did surprise me that she used a product like that since she belongs to a gym and walks to work and as I said seems to be so disciplined.
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« Reply #36 on: 02-25-2007 07:49 »
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Originally posted by Dave B:

You claimed you were a 13 year old, which I believe is now obviously not true...    tongue

Heh. No I didn't. I couldn't've. But do go on believing I'm exceptional. Don't let the truth stop you.

   
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Originally posted by HipNoJoe:

I guess that's one of the things that intrigues me about her; that she's so self-disciplined about things like that which bedevil so many other women. It did surprise me that she used a product like that since she belongs to a gym and walks to work and as I said seems to be so disciplined.

Disciplined? What does Fry want with a disciplined woman?

He definitely loves her, that's evident.

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« Reply #37 on: 02-25-2007 14:11 »
« Last Edit on: 02-25-2007 14:11 »

What ever you say Xanfor I remember you doing so, so it must have been a dirty filthy lie   tongue As I said previously...   smile

Anyway its off topic so I'll stop commenting on it  big grin
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« Reply #38 on: 02-25-2007 23:43 »
« Last Edit on: 02-25-2007 23:43 »

 
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Originally posted by Xanfor:
  Disciplined? What does Fry want with a disciplined woman?
Fry? No, I want a more disciplined woman, not a Moragn Proctor, but someone with a little drive and independence, perhaps purple hair, one eye... Damn I keep forgetting I won't be a cartoon until I get that lobotomy! Until then Fry can have his chances with her. Seriously, don't you think that Fry finds something appealing about her self control? Opposites attact after all.

Oh, and to get this thing back on topic, what best shows off Leela's form, the soft clingy evening gown in Devil's Hands, the curve enhancing lingere in Parasites Lost, the athletic black strappy number in Jurassic, or the everyday black stretch pants and white muscle shirt?
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« Reply #39 on: 02-26-2007 06:49 »

This, actually.

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