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Idan_Aharoni

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« : 07-23-2004 14:20 »

I went thorugh the CGEF sound clips.  The one of the exam on TSHL - Zoidberg says at the end "GET OUT!". Without Zoidberg's appearance on the screen, I would have sworn president Nixon is on the room too.

Ofcourse both voices are done by Billy West, and thats the cause. But that doesn't sound like Zoidberg at all, and exactly like Nixon. Hmph.
DDie

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« #1 : 07-23-2004 15:15 »

You must know that Fry insulted Zoidbergs mother. That's why Zoidy Poo is really angry. And angry guys often sound different than usual.

Think different: Nixon sounds like angry lobsters..  :)
Hedonism Bot

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« #2 : 07-23-2004 15:52 »

Billy West once said on the commentary that it's hardest to do voices when they're angry; bear in mind also that it was the second episode, and the voice actors were still settling into their roles. I also like DDie's explanation  :)
Jicannon

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« #3 : 08-01-2004 19:04 »

yeah, like Hedonism Bot said, it was only ep 2....farnsworth sounds different than he does in later eps, and this was zoidberg's first appearance.
Nibblonian

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« #4 : 08-01-2004 19:25 »

You can tell a big difference in almost every character's voice between the first and fourth seasons. Hermes changed, Bender became even louder and more obnoxious (sp?), and so did Farnsworth. The only one that hasn't changed much, I think, is Amy's.
Shadowstar

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« #5 : 08-01-2004 20:49 »

Yeah, it was early in the series, and Billy West voices both characters, and Zoidberg's voice hadn't been defined yet.
Ttomalss
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« #6 : 08-28-2004 11:25 »

Oddly, during Zoidberg's voice over at the end of "Love & Rocket", I could swear he was drifting into Nixon here and there.  Can anyone back up on this, or am I just nuts?
elf

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« #7 : 09-01-2004 18:03 »

 
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Originally posted by Jicannon:
yeah, like Hedonism Bot said, it was only ep 2....farnsworth sounds different than he does in later eps, and this was zoidberg's first appearance.

True...in his first appearence (Zoidberg), he had teeth!!! Did he steal those dentures...or did he eat them after the second episode??? Hmmm...
Bender_Waffles

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« #8 : 09-01-2004 19:29 »

I just watched TSHL again recently and youre right Idan, he does sound similar to Nixon. but since it was Zoidy's first appearance in the series Billy was still probably working on the voice.
BenTheCartoon

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« #9 : 09-02-2004 10:59 »

I just listened to both of those episode quotes myself, and I actually have to disagree. I was listening for Nixon's distinct voice, and I couldn't hear any resemblance to him at all. It was definitely a Zoidberg voice.

Nixon's head sounds very different, especially played next to each other.

And even if the voices weren't down pat yet, (I noticed subtle changes also, most noticably in the Professor) in my opinion it sounds enough like Zoidberg to believe it is him without visuals. I don't hear the Nixon traces. He has a distinct voice that just didn't come up.
totalnerd undercanada

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« #10 : 09-04-2004 21:14 »

Bear in mind that both Nixon and Zoidberg are played by Billy West. It's understandable that similarities are going to show up.
pj_emayzd

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« #11 : 09-05-2004 21:58 »

I agree in Love and Rocket, Zoidbergs voice is odd. On the commentry one of the producers arnt sure whos voice it is...
Benderfry

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« #12 : 09-06-2004 00:48 »

I agree with totalnerduk.

Also, since zoidberg has such a strange voice, i imagine that it would be hard to do his voice.
If he has to yell with a hard voice, u might expect that there could be a slipp up.
M0le

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« #13 : 09-06-2004 05:21 »

What everybody else has said really, there is a small similarity but it was the second episode.
elf

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« #14 : 09-14-2004 17:12 »

Yeah, I mean, just like that one time where Fry sounded like a combination of Fry and Stimpy.
CrazyDoc

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« #15 : 09-15-2004 17:51 »

And I still maintain that Zapp shouts in Fry's voice in 'When Aliens Attack'. None of this 'it was more like Stimpy with a cold' malarkey, it was definitely Fry!

Anyway, this further demonstrates one point about voice acting - it is far harder to maintain a voice while singing or shouting.
Dannilicious

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« #16 : 09-17-2004 08:44 »

In The Devil's hands, after Fry sings "you evil metal dork," he cries, and sounds exactley like Stimpy. =)
BENDER RULS 124

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« #17 : 09-17-2004 12:50 »

 
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Originally posted by BenTheCartoon:
I just listened to both of those episode quotes myself, and I actually have to disagree. I was listening for Nixon's distinct voice, and I couldn't hear any resemblance to him at all. It was definitely a Zoidberg voice.

Nixon's head sounds very different, especially played next to each other.

And even if the voices weren't down pat yet, (I noticed subtle changes also, most noticably in the Professor) in my opinion it sounds enough like Zoidberg to believe it is him without visuals. I don't hear the Nixon traces. He has a distinct voice that just didn't come up.
I agree with you.
jerkberg

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« #18 : 10-17-2004 05:25 »
« : 10-17-2004 05:25 »

bender ruls maybe you should click n this link
and edit your profile and learn to spell http://img19.exs.cx/img19/3066/lampy1.jpg 
ha ha jarbage

on topic
easy mistake to make on the first day of being zoidberg. nixon wasn't introduced by then
Teral

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« #19 : 10-17-2004 05:42 »

 
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Originally posted by jerkberg:
bender ruls maybe you should click n this link
and edit your profile and learn to spell http://img19.exs.cx/img19/3066/lampy1.jpg 
ha ha jarbage

You know, picking on/flaming other PEEL'ers is not going to make you any more popular around here. Maybe you should check up on your own grammar and punctuation before you criticize other people's posts.

Hmm, the answer is already given I think, Zoidberg was angry when he said "Get out", and thus his voice will sound different.
Miles Prower

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« #20 : 10-17-2004 10:03 »
« : 10-17-2004 10:03 »

 
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Originally posted by CrazyDoc:
And I still maintain that Zapp shouts in Fry's voice in 'When Aliens Attack'. None of this 'it was more like Stimpy with a cold' malarkey, it was definitely Fry!
You mean "STOP EXPLODING YOU COWARDS!"?
I guess I can sort of see what you mean...
Bender_is_cool

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« #21 : 10-17-2004 11:20 »

Yeah.I guess I see what you mean.
VoVat

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« #22 : 10-17-2004 12:50 »

 
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easy mistake to make on the first day of being zoidberg. nixon wasn't introduced by then

Nixon was in the first episode.  Zoidberg wasn't.

I had also forgotten this when talking about Nixon in another thread, though.  I guess it's an easy mistake to make, since he doesn't show up a main character until "A Head in the Polls."
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