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(io9)   One-joke characters in science-fiction never stop being funny? Inconceivable   ( divider line
    More: Amusing, comic reliefs, Guardians of the Galaxy, Zoidberg, Victorian England, Deep Space Network, animated characters  
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7159 clicks; posted to Geek » on 24 Jun 2013 at 5:18 PM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-06-24 06:53:22 PM  
2 votes:
Zoidberg is not a one-joke character.

/They're thinking about Scruffy, the Janitor
//Who also never stops being funny.
2013-06-24 04:32:16 PM  
2 votes:
How the hell is Community science fiction?
2013-06-24 04:28:12 PM  
2 votes:
 Blackadder was Science fiction? Well the Christmas special yes but other than that WTF?
2013-06-24 04:22:52 PM  
2 votes:
I wasn't aware that Spongebob Squarepants qualified as science-fiction.
2013-06-24 11:18:36 PM  
1 vote:
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As long as we're pretending that science fiction isn't limited to actual science fiction.
2013-06-24 10:42:01 PM  
1 vote:

Dead for Tax Reasons: Veritas333: Suckmaster Burstingfoam: Mr. Pokeylope: Huh?


Best Chris Tucker character ever.

Ruby Rod! "I don't want one position, I want ALL positions!"

There's the Emperor and his lovely daughter. "I love to sing," she recently confessed to me!  By the way, I have a recording of her talented voice...

Ruby Rod really DOES kinda steamroll you, doesn't he? How much of that was ad-libbed, I wonder? Or at least not in the script?
2013-06-24 10:00:54 PM  
1 vote:

Mr. Pokeylope: Huh?
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Lots of people thought he stopped being funny basically immediately.

/ didn't really bother me, but much more of him would have been bad
2013-06-24 09:36:11 PM  
1 vote:
Huh? Full Size
2013-06-24 08:44:51 PM  
1 vote:
I've been saying for years that the real star of a good show is quite often the side character. Good side characters, when used well, can totally make a show work, even with strong main characters already in place. All of the best are there for some kind of comic relief, too.

I like the list. It isn't SciFi, no matter how some people try and claim that SciFi and fantasy are so intertwined, but it's a fun list. I don't think Hodor counts as "funny" though, it's the only word he knows, so they very seldom have him say it for comic reasons. I think Strax is my favorite on the list though, it's not just the laser monkeys and blowing shiat up that's consistent and funny, they forgot his issues identifying human gender and his inability to talk civilly. Even when he's on your side, he's threatening to rip your head off. Although it seems like multiple jokes, they all roll into the same joke: That he is woefully out of his element and really just belongs at the head of a bunch of armed infantry fighters with laser monkey support in the flanks.
2013-06-24 06:52:16 PM  
1 vote:
Simon Pegg has reached Brando status.  He actually has a personal dwarf.
2013-06-24 06:29:41 PM  
1 vote:

PizzaJedi81: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Nobody listen to Zathrus

Very sad life. Probably have very sad death, but at least there is symmetry.

Heh... love that line
2013-06-24 05:33:04 PM  
1 vote:
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JJ ABRAMS IS A HACK FOR GIVING THIS SHIAT TO US.  Besides the stupid ewok/jar-jar binks character, he has to make it even more annoying with LENS FLARES!
2013-06-24 05:18:43 PM  
1 vote:
I think the truth is that Hodor is a pokemon
2013-06-24 04:42:15 PM  
1 vote:
The Princess Bride isn't science fiction, it's fantasy.
2013-06-24 04:36:42 PM  
1 vote:
Morn from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

Master stroke of genius
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