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His article says that "he is most likely not Amphibiosan". Mrs. Astor's article calls him "her Amphibiosan butler". Could we get some consensus on this? Teyrn of Highever 13:42, 21 March 2011 (CET)

I'll check the commentary later. Maybe that has something. Teyrn of Highever 18:53, 21 March 2011 (CET)
If she calls him that, this Trivia bullet should be removed or cleaned up. Quolnok's the one who added it. It would be good to know what he thinks we could do with the text. Sanfazer 00:34, 22 March 2011 (CET)
To the best of my knowledge, she doesn't refer to his species at all. It's just her article that says he is Amphibiosan. Teyrn of Highever 00:39, 22 March 2011 (CET)
Both articles said that he is Amphibiosan before I changed it. My opinion is that he almost certainly isn't, with a slight chance of a subspecies or hybrid that won't ever be acknowledged. I've removed the claim from her article, as he certainly isn't a normal Amphibiosan. - Quolnok 09:46, 22 March 2011 (CET)
My misreading! Sanfazer 22:25, 22 March 2011 (CET)
That was my fault, since I created the two. (Although, in my defence, this characters character suspiciously resembles the Grand Midwife.) But I figure you're correct, Quolnok, so I added the thought to Amphibiosans. Sanfazer 22:25, 22 March 2011 (CET)


I'm writing the transcript and the subtitles label him as "Hobsie". Should there be a redirect to this article or should this article be moved? Any thoughts? Teyrn of Highever 13:45, 21 March 2011 (CET)

His name would depend on the allusion. Until we find out what it is, or if there even is one, I can't tell. Sanfazer 00:34, 22 March 2011 (CET)
Allusion? I'll leave it as a red link for now so that I know that it needs to be addressed. Teyrn of Highever 00:39, 22 March 2011 (CET)
Allusion, reference, parody, et cetera. We used it to decide on the spelling of Greyfarn. Sanfazer 22:25, 22 March 2011 (CET)
I'm well aware of what an allusion is. You said that the spelling would depend on the allusion and I was questioning the fact that there could even be one. I should have been more clear. Teyrn of Highever 23:08, 22 March 2011 (CET)
I think I've got it. HOBSY is the . Random coincidence? Sanfazer 01:07, 27 March 2011 (CET)
Probably. In my opinion, it can't really be considered an allusion unless there is a tangible link between the two. Having the same spelling doesn't necessary mean that there is a link. Lots of things share spellings. I guess my real question is, why do you think it is the basis for an allusion? Teyrn of Highever 01:33, 27 March 2011 (CET)
Also, don't forget that the creators of Futurama are American. While it is possible for them to use a library system from Germany as the basis for an allusion, it would make more sense for an allusion to have an American basis. Or for the allusion to be extremely obvious. The only other place I could think of Futurama referencing would be something scientific. HOBSY doesn't fit any of those categories. Teyrn of Highever 01:35, 27 March 2011 (CET)
You're right. There's not enough proof. But, then again, it wouldn't be strange to assume they simply named him after this HOBSY because they thought HOBSY was a funny word. And, as far as I know, Hobsie has no root. I'd say, while we don't find the missing link, we let Hobsy be Hobsy. Sanfazer 19:13, 27 March 2011 (CEST)
Agreed. I'll change the transcript and create a redirect. If something to the contrary surfaces, I will undo those changes. Teyrn of Highever 21:59, 27 March 2011 (CEST)
Perfect. I added HOBSY to the page as a piece of Trivia. Sanfazer 23:23, 28 March 2011 (CEST)