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Nov. 14th, 2010

06:28 pm - Minion vs. minions

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Sooo, my favorite character in "Megamind" is Minion, the main character's talking-fish-in-a-gorilla-suit henchman. But earlier this year there was "Despicable Me" (which I also liked), in which the villain's army of assistants were little yellow guys that looked like walking, talking Corn Pops... and were also called minions.

To distinguish the one from the others, and given that "Despicable Me" was directed by two French guys, and given that they did the voices of the minions, I've taken to calling them mignons. Clevair, no?

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From:tilt_longtail
Date:November 15th, 2010 12:40 am (UTC)
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weewee
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:November 15th, 2010 12:45 am (UTC)
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Down the hall, second door on your left.
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From:kesh
Date:November 15th, 2010 01:24 am (UTC)
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Call him Ghoti (pronounced "fish"). n.n
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From:nefaria
Date:November 15th, 2010 03:34 pm (UTC)
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The Supermegatopia furry comic had a villain named Ghoti who looked very much like Minion. Sometimes I wonder if Hollywood raids furry fandom on occasion when they're short of ideas, or if certain ideas are so obvious that they pop up both places.
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:November 15th, 2010 10:43 pm (UTC)
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Probably both.
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:November 15th, 2010 10:47 pm (UTC)
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But I have the book "The Art of Megamind" and it shows developmental sketches of Minion as a fish in a tank on top of a gorilla's head, and a fish in a tank attached to a decapitated gorilla (presumably containing various technological devices to keep the gorilla's body alive and allow the fish to control it). The text says that various people at Dreamworks liked that idea, but were a little squeamish about the decapitated gorilla, so they made it a robot.

Me, I just assumed Minion was a parody of Ro-Man from the old B-movie "Robot Monster", in which the monster was a robot from outer space that looked like a gorilla wearing a space helmet, because the director couldn't afford a robot costume, but knew a guy who had a gorilla suit.
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From:deckardcanine
Date:November 15th, 2010 03:12 pm (UTC)
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Great, I'm going to associate him with Minion from "El Goonish Shive."
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From:nefaria
Date:November 15th, 2010 03:33 pm (UTC)
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But you can't make filets out of the corn pops, so filet mignon would only cause confusion.
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From:thecanuckguy
Date:November 19th, 2010 12:26 am (UTC)
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And considering I associate "filet" with "fish" (what, you never heard of "filet of sole"?) it's more confusing which is the minion and which is the mignon.
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From:athelind
Date:November 15th, 2010 08:54 pm (UTC)
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Does Bad Horse from Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog have a filly minion?
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:November 15th, 2010 10:51 pm (UTC)
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Weeeell...
When evaluating Dr. Horrible's application to join the Evil League of Evil, he says that a "heinous crime" will be necessary to earn entry, that "a murder would be nice" and that, should Horrible fail, Bad Horse will "make [Horrible] his mare".
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From:(Anonymous)
Date:November 17th, 2010 07:15 am (UTC)
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Hi, this is Rob.

Or, you could have minions that are managed by Phil Anderson.

...and they would be the: Phil A. minions.
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