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roboticus

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« : 05-31-2002 12:42 »

Well, we already know how everyone feels about Futurama, how about the other great cartoon characters?
My number one choice is for Mashi Maro! He is a big fat surly drunk bunny from Korea. His favorite things to do are: sleep in a drunken stupor, threaten you with a beer bottle (not yet broken over your head) go fishing and come up with elaborate ways to steal your sandwich. Go ahead, go on ebay and buy Mashi Maro stuff so I can't buy it all! Somebody stop me! But it really is cute.
Runner up is Bullwinkle J. Moose for having a body shaped like a peanut and inspiring The Simpsons (Homer J. Simpson) and Futurama (Philip J. Fry)
Impossible

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« #1 : 05-31-2002 12:44 »

I love Arthur. He is an insperation to us all. Also Professor Liebstrum is my hero.
Jeremy

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« #2 : 05-31-2002 12:50 »

Milhouse!
Otis P Jivefunk

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« #3 : 05-31-2002 12:51 »

That is such a hard question; there are so many great cartoon characters. Excluding Futurama and The Simpsons I'd say that Arnold from "Hey Arnold" is pretty cool, and Marvin the Martian, Bugs Bunny, Darkwing Duck, Beavis & Butt-Head, Kenny and a whole heap of others that I've probably forgotten. It's too hard to pick just one :)     
Kryten

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« #4 : 05-31-2002 12:51 »

Bugs Bunny. He is the mythical trickster-figure given anthropomorpho-lagomorphic form.

BTW... guess where this thread is going?
Joe25

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« #5 : 05-31-2002 13:26 »

Most of Chuck Jones's creations
ghoulishmoose

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« #6 : 05-31-2002 13:26 »

Daffy Duck makes me laugh so much  :) And so do the Ed's out of Ed, Edd n Eddy  :laff:
ZombieJesus

Lost Belgian
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« #7 : 05-31-2002 13:33 »

I would say Duckman,
Fry, Bender, Leela,
... there must be dozens more. 
Juliet

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« #8 : 05-31-2002 13:35 »

Bender  :love:
McGrady

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« #9 : 05-31-2002 13:36 »
« : 06-03-2002 22:00 »

Boris Badenov, Rocky, and Bullwinkle; I also like donald duck
jasonlevine

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« #10 : 05-31-2002 13:42 »
« : 05-31-2002 13:42 »

Well, someone's already said Bugs Bunny and Duckman, so how about The Warner Brothers (and the Warner sister), or Pinky and the Brain (but not with Elmira *shudder*)?

As for Kenny, I much prefer Fluffy and Uranus from "Duckman."  Two really cute, walking, talking, annoyingly-PC stuffed bears they would regularly get on Duckman's bad side and suffer a cruel death.

For example, there was the time Duckman, after being chided by the pair to eat healthier, decided that nothing's healthier than a live body.  So he shoved Fully into Uranus' mouth (or was it the other way around) and then lit them both on fire.  Cue screams of anguish as the pair run around the office.  Now that's a death scene!    ;)
roboticus

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« #11 : 05-31-2002 14:20 »

uhhhh, you can move this thread if you want to obviously, but cartoons don't have to be on tv. i've never seen mashi maro on tv. maybe he's on tv in korea, but people from the rest of the world just know him from being on billboards and commercials and on the internet and on bananas and on the sky and especially in our dreams!
Holly J. Fry

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« #12 : 05-31-2002 15:07 »

 
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Originally posted by roboticus:
Runner up is Bullwinkle J. Moose for having a body shaped like a peanut and inspiring The Simpsons (Homer J. Simpson) and Futurama (Philip J. Fry)

Ahem  :D

Mine would be Fry and Leela, The Powerpuff Girls (so cute!), Charlie Brown, Peppermint Patty (both Peanuts) Droopy (it's the voice. . .) and Homer.
ghoulishmoose

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« #13 : 05-31-2002 15:26 »

Oh I've just remembered, how about Rex from Toy Story. Even though he's a cartoon I can relate to that guy on so many levels  :laff: He's great
diagnostic

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« #14 : 05-31-2002 15:45 »

I always liked daffy duck and marvin the martian.
Zed 85

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« #15 : 05-31-2002 16:34 »

Ah, diagnostic, I'd forgot about Marvin. He must be one of my most favourite ever.

I must exclude Futurama and The Simpsons because I love nearly every character from each show.  :D
Zoidberg, Leela, Fry, Bender, Amy, Lisa, Zapp, Skinner, Lenny & Carl, Ned, Marge, Willy, Kif, Maggie, Homer and Bart, C Montgomery Burns - I could go on for ages


Droopy the dog (best earlier on) could be really funny.
Most times Tom & Jerry (also better earlier on - ish) had a certain something that made each episode so brilliant - my Dad still loves the episode with Jerry's western cousin that sings.
"CAAAAMBBBBBBBBOOOOOOOOO!"
 :laff:

I love most Loony Toons and also I guess Zazoo out of the Lion King simply because he's voiced by Rowan Atkinson.  :D
Teral

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« #16 : 05-31-2002 17:41 »

Excluding Futurama and The Simpsons here. We all love those characters, right?

Some of my favourites: Darkwing Duck, Megavolt, Wile E. Coyote, Daffy, Jay Sherman, Franklin Sherman

...and probably some more that eludes me right now.
haleys_comet

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« #17 : 05-31-2002 17:52 »
« : 06-17-2002 22:00 »

If I would have pic a favourite cartoon character besides from Futurama and The Simpsons it would have to be Sylvester the looney tunes cat. He was my fav looney tunes character back in the day    :cool:
haleys_comet

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« #18 : 05-31-2002 17:56 »

Why does it say Delivery Boy for? Does it say that to every one who reaces the posts 50?
BrainSluggo

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« #19 : 05-31-2002 18:42 »
« : 05-31-2002 18:42 »

That's your "rank," based on the number of your posts. I looked and searched, but I'll be damned if I can find the rank listings (again).

(EDIT: Found it! In the PEEL Museum. Thanks to Futurefreak, who made this list.)

1 = Poppler
5 = Crustacean
50 = Delivery boy
100 = Bending unit
500 = Starship captain
1000 = Professor
1800 = Liquid emperor
3001 = Urban legend

There's also Space Pope, but I don't have the number for that. It may be an honorary title. Speaking of that, individuals have special titles, like Spelling Nazi or Honorary German, or Helpy McHelpHelp.
haleys_comet

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« #20 : 05-31-2002 19:02 »

Oh thanks :) I was just wondering if their was a delivery girl as well and it came up instead of delivery boy if you are a girl?
Teral

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« #21 : 05-31-2002 19:20 »

Sorry, no gender-distinction at PEEL. That's why we have so much fun figuring that part out.

 
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Originally posted by BrainSluggo:
There's also Space Pope, but I don't have the number for that.

Kicks in after a whooping 6667 posts.
haleys_comet

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« #22 : 05-31-2002 19:36 »

Fine then I'll go build my own forum  ;)
homerjaysimpson

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« #23 : 05-31-2002 20:46 »

...With blackjack and hookers

Awww, for get the whole thing!
haleys_comet

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« #24 : 05-31-2002 20:47 »
« : 05-31-2002 20:47 »

Exactly.
Zed 85

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« #25 : 06-01-2002 02:38 »

Maybe we should change it to Delivery Person???
BrainSluggo

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« #26 : 06-01-2002 03:28 »

Hermes is mad because there's a "Crustacean" but no "Bureaucrat" or "Grade Nineteen."

Amy wouldn't mind seeing "Intern" or "Martian," but she's really too busy with school, filthy chat rooms, and teaching Kif the sticky wonders of interspecies romance to be concerned about it...

Lrrr, however, is enraged that no "Omicronian Warlord" rank exists, and has dispatched the fleet. Fortunately, he thinks this "PEEL" is its own planet and is totally lost on the other side of the Galaxy of Terror near the Horses-ass Nebula.

Anyway, getting back on topic: I don't think I could pick just one. Shrek comes to mind; even if he doesn't have a long history, he was an incredibly compelling cartoon character. However, when it comes to funny, Donald and Daffy have never failed me. Hell hath no fury like an enraged duck. I also like that huge mutt in the WB cartoons that adopted the little kitten.
M. Proctor

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« #27 : 06-01-2002 08:15 »

Oh, I love Kang, Kodos and Morbo  :love:
Tweek

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« #28 : 06-01-2002 08:37 »

 
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Originally posted by M. Proctor:
Oh, I love Kang, Kodos and Morbo   :love:
You clearly have a thing for green aliens  ;)

Dr_Dave

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« #29 : 06-01-2002 10:34 »

Best Character Ever - Bugs Bunny, no contest.  The character we all want to be when we grow up.

Most Frustrated Character - Daffy Duck.  Funniest character to ever get his bill blown off (repeatedly).

Most Famous - Mickey Mouse.  Changed the animation industry forever and founded a corporate dynasty.  'nuf said.

Most Beloved (by me anyway) - Bullwinkle J. Moose

Character Most Men Want to be Like - Pepe Le'Pew (I think everyone should have a hobby ... mine is making love!).

Character Who Most Resembles My Boss - Fearless Leader (Badenov, you idiot!).

Worst Puns of All Time - Mr. Peabody
roboticus

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« #30 : 06-03-2002 15:32 »

I'm just wondering....was anyone curious enough about Mashi Maro to look him up? (you won't regret it!)
Robotany 500

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« #31 : 06-03-2002 16:18 »
« : 06-03-2002 16:18 »

Mashi Maro? even if you say he's korean, his name seems japanese to me  :rolleyes:
- I am curious to look him up    :D

talking about the thread topic... well I think nobody can really determine which is the best one among something or someone... I have preferred movies, actors, writers etc., but the concept of "the best" doesn't exist for me. Anyway, I can tell you which ones are my favourite cartoon characters that in this moment I can imagine. In Futurama, I appreciate a lot Dr. Zoidberg, above the main characters (Fry, Leela, Bender); I find him one of funniest character in the show! In The Simpsons I like a lot Mr. Burns characterization (sorry don't know if this word exist in english, I mean the way of making a character unique, special). Then stop there with american cartoons. I enjoyed a lot Chuck Jones' cartoons in the past, but actually I don't watch anymore toons from US except Futurama, The Simpsons and little Family Guy. The rest I watch that is animated came from Japan, but even if many japanese anime (toons) are excellent (especially the movies, which I find superior to western), I don't see much of "characterization" as in western toons.

bye    :)
haleys_comet

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« #32 : 06-03-2002 21:32 »

 
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Originally posted by Zed 85 :
Maybe we should change it to Delivery Person???
I think yes, it would be better to read delivery person than being a girl and have the name delivery boy   :nono:
roboticus

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« #33 : 06-03-2002 22:45 »

His name is Mashi Maro because it is supposed to be like "marshmellow" since he is so big and fat and white and bloated just like a marshmellow. Yep, hairy and breathing just like any old marshmellow. What, you mean marshmellows aren't supposed to be like that!!!!???
ok, nevermind what I'm saying anymore, I'm drunk 84% of the time anyway.....
roboticus

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« #34 : 06-03-2002 22:47 »

Oh, and do you like Golden Boy and Excel Saga? I think they are real funny! And I like My Neighbor Totoro too!
FishyJoe

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« #35 : 06-03-2002 23:34 »

I've always loved the old Daffy Duck, before he turned into a lame rival for Bugs. Sigh, why did they have to lame him up like that?
Ben

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« #36 : 06-04-2002 03:45 »

 
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Originally posted by haleys_comet:
 
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Originally posted by Zed 85 :
Maybe we should change it to Delivery Person???
I think yes, it would be better to read delivery person than being a girl and have the name delivery boy    :nono:

Hmmm, I must have missed the episode of Futurama with the delivery girl in it...

Kryten

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« #37 : 06-04-2002 08:43 »

Depends... who did Amy take over for in "The Cryonic Woman"?
Robotany 500

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« #38 : 06-04-2002 12:42 »

 
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Originally posted by roboticus:
Oh, and do you like Golden Boy and Excel Saga? I think they are real funny! And I like My Neighbor Totoro too!

I prefer Golden Boy to Excel Saga, either they're both funny to me. The second I think it's quite innovative in japanese panorama. The "comedy" of japan toons of course is very different from western or american one, but that of Excel or Golden Boy it's also different from the comedy of japan funny series like the Rumiko Takahashi works (Urusei Yatsura, Ranma 1/2...) for example.
But it's still a different "comedy" compared to Matt Groening's creations. Anyway, you know, comedy and the way of making fun of the world changes from culture by culture and depending on which part of the world you are. I think we'll never see something like Matt Groening toons in Japan; on the other hand, we'll never see really "anime" style in the West.
One of the main points is that in the West many of us still sees the "toon" as a product made just for children. In Japan there are comics and toons for all kind of ages and social categories, representing an infinity of stories, serious or funny.
Hayao Miyazaki's movies maybe are an example of what I'm trying to say. Just compare a Studio Ghibli's movie to *any* Disney movie! There's an abyss between!

ps - I've heard that Totoro will be released within this december on DVD  ;) Here in Italy recently have been released "Mononoke Hime" and "A tomb for fireflies" (sorry don't know if this is correct titlee in english) - Hope to see soon on DVD also "Kaze no tani no Nausicaa", "Porco Rosso" and "Kiki's delivery service"... oh and, of course, "Spirited away", the last one  :)
Archie2K

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« #39 : 06-05-2002 10:45 »
« : 06-05-2002 10:45 »

Leela became a delivery girl in The Cryonic Woman, although she was officially a Delivery Boy because she had Fry's Delivery Boy career chip installed. Go make your own conclusion.


Also Delivery Person just sounds horrible. I think they should be called a Goods and Retail Express Manager of Light, Internal or Naturist Shawls, or GREMLINS.

I like Droopy, he was cool. And the whole cast of the Daft Punk videos.
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