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duckarse

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« : 06-02-2003 06:36 »

How many british heads are there in jars....I was thinking of what british heads would be good on futurama...the problem being the show being american and not many people having heard of them.

Anyhow....Dave Benson Phillips would be fantastic....thing of all his funny facial expressions plus fry and bender on Get your own back.....could be quite humerous. And what about Ant and Dec....that would be quality....or some comedian like Eddie Izzard, Bill Baily, Lee Evans of Jack Dee.

What do you think???

And im waiting for the 'this has been done before' thing but hey knock yourself out.
blahness

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« #1 : 06-02-2003 11:01 »

lol being an american i can say that i have not heard of a single person you have listed  :)
aslate

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« #2 : 06-02-2003 11:07 »

 
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Originally posted by duckarse:
Anyhow....Dave Benson Phillips would be fantastic....thing of all his funny facial expressions plus fry and bender on Get your own back.....could be quite humerous. And what about Ant and Dec....that would be quality....or some comedian like Eddie Izzard, Bill Baily, Lee Evans of Jack Dee.

That is probably the worst list of people you could pick. Dave Benson Philips, come on! At least pick some decent "stars" such as Beckham, the Queen, Blair and other globally known people. (Note, i don't really like those people, but they fit into the known category).
Osiris

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« #3 : 06-02-2003 11:21 »

Eddie izzard would look comletely wrong out of womens clothing heheh, and Jack Dee would look even more glum than normal.

I'd like to see Justin Timberlake's head in a jar, either in futurama or rl > :)
Smitty

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« #4 : 06-02-2003 11:25 »

When I picture Eddie Izzard in a jar I just picture him making those weird faces he made when he did Definate Article.
Kazzahdrane

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« #5 : 06-02-2003 12:50 »

Eddie Izzard's head in a jar would be funny, with a bit of makeup, but not lots.
Yoplait

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« #6 : 06-02-2003 13:21 »

The Brits that I am familiar with:
Royal Family
Tony Blair
Sean Connery
Mr. Bean
Spice Girls
David Beckham
and the Brit for movie purposes only, Irishman Pierce Brosnan
aslate

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« #7 : 06-02-2003 13:23 »

Connery's Scottish isn't he? There hasn't been an English Bond.

Also, Spice Girls? I pitty you.
Yoplait

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« #8 : 06-02-2003 13:43 »

Scotland is part of Great Britain.

Also, I only said I'm familiar with the Spice Girls not that I own even a single CD. Just thought that last point needed to be seriously cleared up.
Clive_Evil_C

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« #9 : 06-02-2003 13:50 »

How about Dom Joly?
CyberKnight

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« #10 : 06-02-2003 14:15 »

 
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Originally posted by aslate:
Connery's Scottish isn't he? There hasn't been an English Bond.

Hmmm...let's see:

Sean Connery - Scottish (well, spluh)  ;)
George Lazenby - Australian (I think)
Roger Moore - Born in England
Timothy Dalton - Welsh
Pierce Brosnan - Irish

And then of course, there's David Niven and Peter Sellers  :p.

Smitty

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« #11 : 06-02-2003 15:14 »

 
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Originally posted by Yoplait:
Mr. Bean

That sounds like a grooby idea. Though he'd probably break it.
PCC Fred

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« #12 : 06-02-2003 19:18 »

They should have had Tom Baker on the show.

"Yes, I also spent several years with a sexy sidekick called Leela and an annoying robot."
Kryten

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« #13 : 06-02-2003 20:18 »

 
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Originally posted by blahness:
lol being an american i can say that i have not heard of a single person you have listed   :)

...which is probably why you'll never see any of them on Futurama.
Zed 85

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« #14 : 06-03-2003 01:46 »

That's exactly why David Beckham - probably one of the most talked about celebrities and sportsmen in Britain, usually captain of England, was turned down from The Simpsons in Britain episode because nobody in America would know who the hell he is. Of course he plays soccer which thus thwarts any American recognition despite it being Britain's national game.
emanon

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« #15 : 06-03-2003 02:47 »

beckham who? soccer what?
dr_Dean_in _Oz

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« #16 : 06-03-2003 04:13 »

wasnt beckham just in hollywood?
PCC Fred

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« #17 : 06-03-2003 04:16 »

 
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Originally posted by blahness:
lol being an american i can say that i have not heard of a single person you have listed   :)

That's okay.  I still don't know who Donovan or Beck are.
duckarse

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« #18 : 06-03-2003 06:50 »

mmmm....well if becham isnt right cause he aint american we will have to brad friedel....or another american footy player....mmmmm can only think of kasey kellor, landon donovan, coby jones and jo max moore....who was that guy in the 94 world cup with the big ginger beard alexi lalas or something....

that gives me an idea....zz top....but there beards cover the whole jar....
Zed 85

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« #19 : 06-03-2003 09:05 »

 
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Originally posted by PCC Fred:
 That's okay.  I still don't know who Donovan or Beck are.


Donovan's a Brit, Fred.
Glaswegian in fact.

It doesn't sound quite so much in Futurama, but in the original recording of "Atlantis" when he talks he has a very evident Scottish accent.

"Let us dance, and sing, and rrring in the noo-w..."

  ;)
Snrub

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« #20 : 06-03-2003 09:20 »

Dave Benson Phillips is possibly the most annoying man on kids TV ever.

Dom Joly would be a good idea - he was good on Trigger happy - but his solo gig on the BBC sucks
Teral

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« #21 : 06-03-2003 15:22 »

 
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Originally posted by blahness:
lol being an american i can say that i have not heard of a single person you have listed   :)

Being Danish, and living practically next door to England, I have no idea who those people are either.

British head in a jar? John Cleese, 'nough said.
Melllvar

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« #22 : 06-03-2003 15:26 »

 
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Originally posted by Zed 85:
That's exactly why David Beckham - probably one of the most talked about celebrities and sportsmen in Britain, usually captain of England, was turned down from The Simpsons in Britain episode because nobody in America would know who the hell he is. Of course he plays soccer which thus thwarts any American recognition despite it being Britain's national game.

The chance for either of The Beckhams (the people's doofus and his coat-hanger wife) to gain an appearance on Futurama would be a reason to be glad that the show's getting canned.

I could not bear to see those repellant people appear on the best show on TV.
Zed 85

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« #23 : 06-04-2003 06:22 »

I wouldn't like to see them on Futurama either  :eek:

I was just saying they were actually turned down for The Simpsons because while they are hugely known in Britain, no one would have heard of them in America, and this is the same reason why many Brits wouldn't make Futurama.

Talking about Brits, in Love Labours Lost In Space, when Fry and Amy talk about rings and that guy turns round and says "Hey, did he just say rings are cool!?!" or something, I'm almost sure its John Di Maggio but does he sound like he's trying a British accent (I'm sure I've heard people round here sounding like that), or do you get people sounding like that in America too?
Or conversely do you get people sounding like that everywhere?
Smitty

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« #24 : 06-04-2003 10:15 »

 
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Originally posted by Zed 85:
Talking about Brits, in Love Labours Lost In Space, when Fry and Amy talk about rings and that guy turns round and says "Hey, did he just say rings are cool!?!" or something, I'm almost sure its John Di Maggio but does he sound like he's trying a British accent (I'm sure I've heard people round here sounding like that), or do you get people sounding like that in America too?
Or conversely do you get people sounding like that everywhere?

Struggles vainly not to rant about phrase "British accent"
Clive_Evil_C

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« #25 : 06-04-2003 10:42 »

I've realised that Dom Joly isn't actually british, he's from Lebonan (Probalby spelt wrong).  How about Johnny Vaughan? Johnathon Ross?
Snrub

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« #26 : 06-04-2003 10:52 »

Dom Joly can be adopted British  :D

Johnny Vaughan & Johnathon Ross are both probably too unkown and too annoying to make it into Futurama
Zed 85

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« #27 : 06-04-2003 14:29 »

 
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Originally posted by Smitty:
 Struggles vainly not to rant about phrase "British accent"

Actually, I'm insterested in what you think on the matter - so please, rant away.  :)
Smitty

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« #28 : 06-04-2003 14:47 »

Insterested eh?

The phrase "British accent" was invented by American TV scriptwriters as another way of saying "Bad English accent." Whenever someone on American TV says "British accent" how often do they mean Scottish accent? Or Welsh? Never. Instead its just a commonly used floaty English accent splurdged together with just about every regional accent there is in this country so the sentence "I'm going down to the bloody pub" comes out as "Oim gowing out toaw tha bladdy pab" followed by a bunch of weird noises which I can only assume are an attempt at a cockney accent, as taught at the Dick Van Dyke Academy Of Speech.

Lucky I posted that on another board already or that would have taken time to write out  :D
ezy234

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« #29 : 06-04-2003 14:59 »

How about Paul mcartney (check spelling there  :) )

Or the spice girls , pretty sure they got sold to america, and Sir alec guiness of Obi Wan fame in starwars episode 4,5,6

the list goes on......man......
Zed 85

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« #30 : 06-04-2003 15:01 »

Oh okay.  :) I see what you mean now.

So to refrain my question...
Does anyone think he's trying to sound like he's from England*, rather than just being another American character?

*Even if he's got a crap accent

 :)
ezy234

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« #31 : 06-04-2003 15:12 »
« : 06-04-2003 15:12 »

To be honest im around 75-80% sure, im sure someone will back me...??  guys???
ezy234

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« #32 : 06-04-2003 15:14 »

actually, come to think of it , he was knighted!!!  :)  must be English!!  woooooo
Zed 85

Space Pope
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« #33 : 06-04-2003 16:04 »

Sir Alec Guiness may be unavailable to do Futurama I'm afraid.
Doesn't have a lot of free time anymore...
Kryten

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« #34 : 06-04-2003 22:47 »

On the contrary, he has all the time in the world, he just can't do anything with it.
duckarse

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« #35 : 06-05-2003 06:51 »

well ewan mcgregor then....everyone in america must know him....after star wars and mulan rouge...i dont know how to spell mulan so i did it like the chinesse legend.
PCC Fred

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« #36 : 06-05-2003 07:54 »

 
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Originally posted by Smitty:
Insterested eh?

The phrase "British accent" was invented by American TV scriptwriters as another way of saying "Bad English accent." Whenever someone on American TV says "British accent" how often do they mean Scottish accent? Or Welsh? Never.

And after they went to all the trouble of creating Welshie...  :nono:
LeelaStar

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« #37 : 06-05-2003 08:08 »

Dom Joly'd be pretty good in there, doing his "HELLO??!?!?!?" thing.
Also Ozzy Osbourne would be pretty good, I could just imagine his head in a jar  :laff:
ezy234

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« #38 : 06-05-2003 10:33 »

 
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Originally posted by Zed 85:
Sir Alec Guiness may be unavailable to do Futurama I'm afraid.
Doesn't have a lot of free time anymore...

Nor does Nixon....
ilovebender.com

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« #39 : 02-05-2011 15:14 »

We have Stephen Hawkin's head, he was in Futurama, as a head (as well as a body) but... Even though his voice box sounds American, and by all rights, it was his voice box we heard, that was still a British Head in a jaw. lol

(I thought this thread was for British people, the search is confusing 'a real noob with PEEL.' All these threads are ancient and I'm scared somebody's going to tell me off for posting in such old threads)  lol
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