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Which Ratzenberger character in a Pixar film is your favorite?

Don't Like Any
1 (7.1%)
Hamm - the Toy Story films
9 (64.3%)
P.T. Flea - A Bug's Life
2 (14.3%)
The Abominable Snowman - Monsters Inc.
0 (0%)
School of Fish - Finding Nemo
1 (7.1%)
Underminer - The Incredibles
0 (0%)
Mack - Cars
0 (0%)
Mustafa the Waiter - Ratatouille
1 (7.1%)
John - Wall-E
0 (0%)
Construction Foreman Tom - Up
0 (0%)

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John Ratzenberger in Pixar
« on: November 14, 2013, 12:43:31 AM »
1. P.T. Flea
2. Hamm

3. John
4. The Abominable Snowman

5. Mustafa the Waiter
6. School of Fish
7. The Underminer

8. Mack
9. Construction Foreman Tom

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Re: John Ratzenberger in Pixar
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2014, 11:48:06 PM »
Hamm.

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Re: John Ratzenberger in Pixar
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2014, 12:14:43 AM »
Mustafa the Waiter - Ratatouille

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Re: John Ratzenberger in Pixar
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2014, 01:05:21 PM »
Hamm is a great character, but it's not really that different than Cliff in Cheers.  PT Flea is where Ratzenberger really shines.  Although I have to admit, the Adorable Snowman is a charmer.
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Re: John Ratzenberger in Pixar
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2014, 04:48:32 PM »
Yeah, I think it's kinda gotta be Hamm, though I don't really remember him in A Bugs Life very well.

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Re: John Ratzenberger in Pixar
« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2015, 12:04:22 PM »
Hamm
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Re: John Ratzenberger in Pixar
« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2015, 01:39:23 PM »
Hamm
Underminer
John

School of Fish
P.T. Flea
The Abominable Snowman

Mack
Mustafa the Waiter
Construction Foreman Tom


"BEHOLD, THE UNDERMINER! I'M ALWAYS BENEATH YOU, BUT NOTHING IS BENEATH ME!"

Ratzenberger really had fun with that role, as did I. It was so short and yet so much fun, totally summed up the campy super villains of yesteryears.

But he's still beneath Hamm. ;D Not only is Hamm more fleshed out than any of those choices, there's just something about Hamm's indifferent nature  that makes me like him, how he treat his life as a toy as indifferent as an everyday man would towards a desk job at the office, how he dismisses things with a snarky line. But I still prefer Mr. Potato Head over him because he's even nastier and snarkier (Hamm and Potato Head are Mean and Meaner respectively), but together, they make for a pretty comical time. For example:

Hamm: Moving buddy? You can't be serious!
Mr. Potato Head: [holding his left arm in his right hand] Do we have to hold hands?

[Mr. Potato Head rearranges his facial features crazily]
Mr. Potato Head: Hey, Hamm. Look, I'm Picasso!
Hamm: I don't get it.
Mr. Potato Head: You uncultured swine!

John's short time in WALL-E also brought a human-touch to the movie. I felt he's a pretty charming character too.
« Last Edit: July 07, 2015, 01:42:01 PM by The Kid »
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