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Author Topic: Why does Scruffy have less time onscreen?  (Read 401 times)
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Cyberman

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« on: 07-28-2004 19:07 »

He rarely appears with the rest of the Planet Express crew except for a very occoisons.

Ozor Mox

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« Reply #1 on: 07-28-2004 19:21 »

Because his character isn't deep enough to support any more time on screen except for the odd one liner?

Cyberman

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« Reply #2 on: 07-28-2004 20:05 »

I think you're right.
Y_L_B

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« Reply #3 on: 07-28-2004 21:13 »
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Also because he moves so slow. That's the official explanation.
FuturamaInsane

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« Reply #4 on: 07-28-2004 21:29 »

And he's realy lazy all he realy does his nothing upset read porno mags and barely does his job a janitor
Evil Abe

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« Reply #5 on: 07-28-2004 21:32 »

That is the joke.  He shows up out of no where most of the time they don't know who he is. 
Cyberman

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« Reply #6 on: 07-28-2004 22:41 »

Lol. I remember when Hermes said, "I don't even know who this guy is."

TheLampIncident

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« Reply #7 on: 07-29-2004 08:20 »

 
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Originally posted by FuturamaInsane:
And he's realy lazy all he realy does his nothing upset read porno mags and barely does his job a janitor

Yeah, it's gotta be hard to find new porno magazine names for him to read. I mean, how do you top "National Pornographic"? Seriously though, Scruffy rules.

Evil Abe

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« Reply #8 on: 07-30-2004 23:20 »

Before he worked at PE and had a name he was kind of like a Sal character.  Just showing up a random jobs like at the Beasty Boys Concert in Hell is the Other Robot. 
DrJohnZ

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« Reply #9 on: 07-31-2004 00:40 »

Scruffy is an add on, like Sal, or Cubert and Dwight. Just like in the Simpsons, Ralf will always appear when something stupid must be said.
evan

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« Reply #10 on: 07-31-2004 01:17 »

 
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Originally posted by Evil Abe:
That is the joke.  He shows up out of no where most of the time they don't know who he is. 

The PE building is pretty big, when you think about it.  I can see how it'd be possible for no one to notice Scruffy until the 3rd season.  He could be hanging out in the boiler room, or the underground lava room, for all we know.  The Professor hired him, so I'm sure he at least knew who Scruffy is.
Gwan101

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« Reply #11 on: 07-31-2004 01:23 »

The professor forgot the death clock and the smell-o-scope. I think it would be easy for him to forget Scruffy.
paranoir87

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« Reply #12 on: 07-31-2004 08:40 »

There's not really a lot to remember.

He's Scruffy. The janitor.
Evil Abe

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« Reply #13 on: 07-31-2004 14:46 »

Even if the Professor hired him Hermes would be the one paying him.  So he should know him and what he should be doing. 
Jicannon

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« Reply #14 on: 07-31-2004 16:43 »

because its funnier when he only shows up unexpectedly for a little while...thats the joke with scruffy.
Powarun

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« Reply #15 on: 08-04-2004 00:45 »

Scruffy is just another faace in teh crowd, but he also works at Planet express.
Cyberman

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« Reply #16 on: 08-06-2004 11:02 »

He used to work at Madison Cube Garden.

VoVat

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« Reply #17 on: 08-06-2004 22:34 »

Maybe he still does.  Depends on how well Planet Express pays the janitor, I suppose.
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #18 on: 08-07-2004 05:24 »

In Sruffy's case, less is more...
VoVat

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« Reply #19 on: 08-07-2004 17:43 »

Maybe Scruffy is afflicted with some odd condition that makes everybody always forget about him, and vice versa.  Perhaps he was involved in some kind of accident with a memory ray.
EvilLunch

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« Reply #20 on: 08-08-2004 00:18 »

It would be pretty obvious of me to come in and say "That's the joke. He only shows up once in a while for an odd line. His rarity is why he's funny." But I'm not obvious.
So. Uh.
Hey, look, Boba Fett!
:runs:
Jicannon

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« Reply #21 on: 08-08-2004 00:35 »

yeah, i tried to say that before  wink

 
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Originally posted by Jicannon:
because its funnier when he only shows up unexpectedly for a little while...thats the joke with scruffy.

If Scruffy was around all the time, he wouldn't be that funny. His character is too shallow.
EvilLunch

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« Reply #22 on: 08-09-2004 18:37 »

Ah, but I said it and mentioned Boba Fett which makes it interesting.
Eheh ^^; ANYWAY, sorry 'bout that. But it is true and it bore repeating.
Jicannon

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« Reply #23 on: 08-09-2004 18:45 »

well...I guess it's ok if you mention Boba Fett
athena1999

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« Reply #24 on: 08-09-2004 20:15 »

Scruffy's a lot funnier when one knows less about him.  All we know is that he's the janitor and he likes to read porno mags in his spare time.  Anything beyond that just doesn't seem that funny.  His character is shrouded in the randomness of his lines.

"Hold on there, Iron Joe.  When this plate's a spinnin', folks start a grinnin'."
LoveForFry

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« Reply #25 on: 09-05-2004 19:55 »

He is just a janitor.....
Evil Abe

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« Reply #26 on: 09-05-2004 21:02 »

Scruffy seems to be in the background before they go to kill penguins on Pluton in a "The Birdbot of Ice-Catraz".  So we know he is an Environmentalist in his spare time. 
Ttomalss
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« Reply #27 on: 09-07-2004 16:30 »

To expand on the offical explanation a bit, whenever he shows up, he slows the show down, and the writers found that they can normally get three (or so) jokes in the time it takes Scruffy to make an appearance.
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