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Discussion in 'RED DWARF UNIVERSE' started by sanja, Oct 1, 2009.
Can you see similarity between Able and Futurama's Bender?
Yeah I can now you mention it!
Yeah that's what people say... but where's the evidence?!
Not really, although I did think Able was an interesting character.
Yeah, maybe just a little. Thats a bit spooky because I watched Beyond A Joke earlier tonight:shock:
Apart from the fact they're both droids who have given into their baser nature I don't think there's a whole lot of similarity. Able is basically a guy who gave into weakness. His addiction makes him do stupid things which can put others in danger, but he isn't malicious. Bender, on the other hand, seems to delight in the negative side of his nature. He's certainly not all bad, does even show guilt on occasion (like the 4000 series) but overall is rather amoral.
Maybe in shape. But anyways I always thought that Bender had a bit more charisma and coolness to his personality. You know "bite my shinny...." You know the rest. He always reminded me of my former work mate and friend at the balloon displays studio I use to work at. Mostly for the drinking and that catch phrase attitude if you know what I mean. You know the I'll give the whole world the finger.
Able, on the other hand reminds me of that goofy character in the Loony toons cartoons. Well there were actually two characters that remind me of Able. First it was that goofy mountain lion that was trying to eat Bugs bunny and Bugs would always give him one lump or two. Then there's the character who was suppose to be this drunken buddy cat of Silvester the cat who was in a way a competitor to the prize which was of course Tweety Bird.
Ah good old Looney Toons. I still enjoy them now.
Bender is an amoral, insensitive, narcissistic, alcoholic, chainsmoking, kleptomaniac and small-time criminal/bootlegger/pornographer.
Able is just an incompetent junkie.