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JoseB

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« : 10-08-2003 10:59 »

Hallo there, this is the first topic I start in this forum  :)

Anyway, here goes a question that has been bugging me for a while (or perhaps not   :D ).

In "The Farnsworth Parabox", do you think that the character of "Professor Freaksworth" has been influenced (name-wise at the very least) by Gilbert Shelton's "Freak Brothers"?  :)

Both the Freak Brothers and Prof. Freaksworth are (or appear to be), within certain limits, a similar sort of hippy druggy characters  :)

What do you think?

JoseB
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« #1 : 10-08-2003 16:45 »

Maybe
Rogan

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« #2 : 10-08-2003 22:23 »

Now that you mention it, i wouldn't be surprised  if that was the reference... i mean, a lot of folks from Futurama crew ARE comic book fanboys...
canned eggs

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« #3 : 10-09-2003 10:37 »

I dunno, "freak" is a pretty common word in hippie lingo.  I think it's more likely that both names are independently making reference to that.
winna

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« #4 : 10-09-2003 10:40 »

Wouldn't it have been better if his name had been "Professor Funksworth"... cause he's Funkay!
Lee Roberts

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« #5 : 10-09-2003 13:23 »

 :laff: He is prettyu funky. I'm working on a script where Futurama go back to (or believe they are :) the 70's. I do really like the name Professor Freaksworth  :rolleyes: Your'll under stand if you have visited non-Futurama boards....
SamuelXDiamond

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« #6 : 10-09-2003 18:24 »

Welcome to PEEL, JoseB! You have good taste in avatars, as that's one of mine  :).

Although I wouldn't be surprised to find that this was a reference to the aforementioned comic, it's more than likely that "Freak" is just a usage of the 60s slang.

Now watch me eat my words on Nov 17th when the S4 DVDs come out and the Audio Commentaries prove me totally wrong  :D. And I will eat them, oh yes. With mustard. And lettuce.
ratm9200

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« #7 : 10-09-2003 20:24 »

I think it was just from hippie slang because the joke was about the professuer and his hippy hatred not a modern reference
winna

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« #8 : 10-09-2003 20:31 »

 
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Originally posted by SamuelXDiamond:
Now watch me eat my words on Nov 17th when the S4 DVDs come out and the Audio Commentaries prove me totally wrong   :D. And I will eat them, oh yes. With mustard. And lettuce.

You can make it into a hamburger, I'll bring buns and the beef!
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