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Starship Captain
« on: 07-05-2004 13:08 »
« Last Edit on: 07-05-2004 13:08 »

I was watching the Simpsons episode "Some Enchanted Evening" tonight and noticed one of the happy little elves from the tv looked just like the Professor.

Here's a grab

Matt seems to have re-used the character for Farnsworth. Has this been spotted before?
Nasty Pasty

DOOP Secretary
« Reply #1 on: 07-05-2004 13:36 »

nothin but red X alenacat. Try again with the pic.
Bending Unit
« Reply #2 on: 07-05-2004 14:07 »

I think that's just the typical old man in Matt's eyes. I don't think there's a link between them.

Urban Legend
« Reply #3 on: 07-05-2004 15:27 »

Considering that the episode aired nearly 15 years ago, it's obvious Groening had no idea he'd be making Futurama that far down the line. Just a coincidence.

« Reply #4 on: 07-05-2004 15:50 »

You know there's probably only so many ways in which a wrinkly old character with thick glasses can be drawn in the Groening style. As said before, the Simpsons episode was made many years before so I don't think this is any more than a coincidence.
David A

Space Pope
« Reply #5 on: 07-05-2004 16:17 »

It wouldn't be the first time that Groening has recycled a character design.  Just look at Life in Hell and The Simpsons.

It probably wasn't even a conscious thing, though.  Like Bushmeister said, there are only so many different ways to draw characters in the Groening style.

« Reply #6 on: 08-21-2004 20:24 »

I'd have to agree with everyone here, although it is kinda creepy to have a happy little elf, that looks like the professor.

Bending Unit
« Reply #7 on: 08-22-2004 08:32 »

I don't know. The drawing has an uncanny resemblence even if it is Groening's stereotypical old fogie. He may have been thinking of having another series, not necessarily Futurama yet. You know how he likes to hide things early in the series. I bet he planned it.
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