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Space Pope
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« : 11-12-2002 17:42 »

When watching the DVDs audio commentary on A Clone Of My Own i noticed something odd. Since i had subtitles on (i do with the commentaries) i noticed they spelt him Qbert and not Cubert, like we do. I've searched this forum, and only one post from 2000 has him listed a Qbert, anyone else noticed this?
Bendo

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« #1 : 11-12-2002 19:18 »

I was just thinking about this the other day (even though I don't have the DVD's yet). I was wondering if Cubert was named in honor of the 80's video game Q'bert or if he was named after something else.
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Chump

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« #2 : 11-12-2002 19:24 »



This little dude?
dubdub

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« #3 : 11-12-2002 20:06 »

that's Qbert.
the professors clone is Cubert.
evan

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« #4 : 11-12-2002 20:21 »

I'm pretty sure it's Cubert Farnsworth, because the Professor is Hubert J. Farnsworth. The rhyming names make it sound more clone-y.
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Space Pope
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« #5 : 11-13-2002 11:35 »

No, no. I was reading the DVD subtitles and when Farnsworth's clone speaks, he's called Qbert.
Oh, they both (Cubert/Qbert) rhyme with Hubert.
mecha arse

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« #6 : 11-13-2002 17:00 »

Is there any official merchandise with his name printed on it?  I don't recall seeing his name spelt either way anywhere except the internet and the DVD.

Although Futurama (and The Simpsons) DVD subtitles generally suck - in I, Roommate, Calculon was spelt something like "Gaburon".
Ricky

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« #7 : 11-14-2002 01:32 »

I always had a feeling that the little rascal's name was Qbert... But I'm so used to "Cubert" now, and probably everybody else is too, that I'm going to continue spelling his name that way.
But what I'm really waiting for is whether they write it Cylon or Stylon  :)
Tweek

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« #8 : 11-14-2002 03:20 »

To add to the confusion:

 
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From the DVD cover

A CLONE OF MY OWN

The professor chooses his clone, Cubert, as the successor to his research... only to realize that Cubert has dreams of his own.
winna

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« #9 : 11-14-2002 06:52 »

Cubert sounds better...
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Space Pope
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« #10 : 11-14-2002 07:06 »

Qbert and Cubert sound the same. Frankly i think it's the DVD subtitles that are wrong as it's Cubert and Hubert.
Otis P Jivefunk

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« #11 : 11-15-2002 04:46 »

On the Futurama 2003 calendar, month June, it's spelled 'Cubert'.
Teral

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« #12 : 11-17-2002 10:53 »

The guy writing the subtitles probably just made a goof. Cubert is the only variation I've seen online.

Although the Danish subtitles at one point called him Qbert as well, but since they're based on the American subtitles, the goof was merely repeated.
B.Frankendorfer

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« #13 : 11-17-2002 21:27 »

It's Cubert.  He's Hubert CUBED.
Teral

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« #14 : 11-18-2002 13:54 »

Well, if there ever was any doubt; the production art section of the season 2 DVD set have him clearly labelled as Cubert.

savefuturama

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« #15 : 12-27-2002 19:12 »

its highly possuble that for space and quickness on the net hat some one has used Qbert for quikness altho i dont think they would do this on subtitles
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Space Pope
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« #16 : 12-27-2002 19:19 »

They did though, that's why i started this thread. The subtitles say Qbert.
[^Dr ZoidBerg^]

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« #17 : 12-29-2002 09:54 »

Yeah I saw it on the DVD but I always thought it was QBert
fromage

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« #18 : 01-09-2003 02:06 »

His real name is Max but in year 3000 it's pronounced "Cubert"
Gocad

Space Pope
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« #19 : 01-09-2003 10:36 »

 
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Originally posted by fromage:
His real name is Max but in year 3000 it's pronounced "Cubert"

  :laff:  , wait, what am I laughing about?
Kryten

Space Pope
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« #20 : 01-09-2003 16:06 »

I thought it was pronounced "Throat-Wobbler Mangrove"?
Britz

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« #21 : 01-09-2003 16:55 »

Oy vey, I'm so confused, I always thought it was Cubert and I've seen it spelt that way on the official futurama site, that's good enough for me.
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