Sam and Fuzzy Q & A: Grrbil Edition
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"So a while back Sin made a big fuss about forgetting to put on his eyebrows, but he hasn't actually worn those things in ages! Has he just forsaken them or has he forgotten that he forgot about them?
Bonus question: Is sin a Grrbil? I'm 90% sure Sin is a Grrbil." -Jared
Sin's old eyebrows were an affectation of R Sin -- the world famous record executive -- in particular! Each one of Mr. Sin's "suspiciously identical twin brothers" has a different stuck-on hair situation going on to differentiate them, be it eyebrows or wigs or beards. When he is not trying to appear as a particular incarnation of Mr. Sin, he doesn't wear any of 'em.
As for your bonus question: We know that when Mr. Sin is not inside his suit, he resembles some kind of rodent. But things he has said, combined with his crazy tech, also insinuate that he's, you know... not from around here. Mr. Black apparently had seen him outside the suit and referred to him derogatorily as a "Space Gopher". (Something which Malcolm then overheard via Sin Tower's surveillance recordings.) I think that creates an interesting mental picture, and I'm not sure I'd want to mess it up by actually revealing his true form!
"So, I know that Seth MacFarlane stole shamelessly from you, so you can imagine my delight when I was reading this Cracked article that says that the idea for Ted was shamelessly stolen from a comic strip. But then it named someone else and I flipped some tables on your behalf. So, what's your excuse? Were you the bright shining star at the center of this black hole of plagiarism? " -Brenna
I understand where Lucas Turnbloom of Imagine This was coming from when he pointed out that Ted seemed to borrow a lot from his comic. In truth, Ted is much more like Imagine This than it is like Sam and Fuzzy! And that has got to be super frustrating for Turnbloom for a number of reasons.
But... speaking as another guy doing a talking bear comic... both myself and Turnbloom created and drew our respective comics for years, without ever knowing about each other. I don't think it's unreasonable to assume that MacFarlane hadn't heard of either of us, either. It's a big world, and the core "adult dude is friends with an adult teddy bear" idea is a pretty basic one that we have all riffed on in very different tones and styles. I mean, no non-Sam-and-Fuzzy-reader has ever come up to me at a con and said, "Hey, this looks like Ted!"
That's all for this week, team. See you on Monday!