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Homer Simpson Vs. Kramer

Poll ended at Fri Dec 21, 2007 9:26 pm

Homer Simpson
22
52%
Kramer
20
48%
 
Total votes : 42

Re: BoTVC Final 4 - Homer Simpson Vs. Kramer

Postby slomo007 » Fri Dec 21, 2007 3:35 pm

KCollins1304 wrote:
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slomo007 wrote:I repeat, you guys are voting for a stupid cartoon over someone who actually had to practice/rehearse in order to get the character just right. I think this sucks that cartoons are even in this competition.


Yeah, there's no practicing/rehearsing involved in making a cartoon. The guy who does the voice of Homer just walks in, spits out a few lines, goes home, and just waits for the checks to come. He doesn't do like 20 different characters on the show.

No effort involved in his job whatsoever.


I agree, slomo I think you're vastly overlooking the difficulty in voice acting. You're not in a live setting, so you have to create it in your mind and speak to people that aren't there.


But he uses nothing but his voice. Whereas he's going against one of the greatest characters ever at using his body language to be funny. Kramer is a throw back type character who probably would have been better suited for slapstick comedy.
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Re: BoTVC Final 4 - Homer Simpson Vs. Kramer

Postby ThatDude » Fri Dec 21, 2007 3:50 pm

slomo007 wrote:But he uses nothing but his voice. Whereas he's going against one of the greatest characters ever at using his body language to be funny. Kramer is a throw back type character who probably would have been better suited for slapstick comedy.


And with just his voice, he trumps the hell out of Kramer's spastic convulsions.


But Homer is not just Castanella's voice.
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Re: BoTVC Final 4 - Homer Simpson Vs. Kramer

Postby 5 » Fri Dec 21, 2007 3:54 pm

everyone's really talking about two different things here...

there should be a "best cartoon character (not a real actor)" and "best TV character"
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Re: BoTVC Final 4 - Homer Simpson Vs. Kramer

Postby Snakes Gould » Fri Dec 21, 2007 4:11 pm

5 wrote:everyone's really talking about two different things here...

there should be a "best cartoon character (not a real actor)" and "best TV character"


i disagree. any character that appears on television is a tv character. and i thought we were talking about the character itself, not the acting per se....

i finally voted for kramer. 20-19...close one.
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Re: BoTVC Final 4 - Homer Simpson Vs. Kramer

Postby brewcrew4you » Fri Dec 21, 2007 4:14 pm

Homer it is.
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Re: BoTVC Final 4 - Homer Simpson Vs. Kramer

Postby wake » Fri Dec 21, 2007 7:47 pm

slomo007 wrote:I repeat, you guys are voting for a stupid cartoon over someone who actually had to practice/rehearse in order to get the character just right. I think this sucks that cartoons are even in this competition.


What does that have to do with this competition though? This is the best character, not the best actor. Whether Kramer was done with a live actor or as CGI, it's still the same character.
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Re: BoTVC Final 4 - Homer Simpson Vs. Kramer

Postby The Artful Dodger » Fri Dec 21, 2007 8:14 pm

Very close, but I had gone with Homer, even though for the last 6 or 7 seasons, he's been relegated as a more predictable character that would've worn out his welcome if he wasn't such an iconic character.
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