Talk:Susan

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I suggest this be moved to "Susan" or perhaps "Susan the boil" -- "Boil" is never given in the sense of a surname (though the reference is obvious). --Buddy 06:58, 6 July 2010 (CEST)

Yet "the" was never mentioned!--Icyweaner2999 17:39, 6 August 2011 (CEST)

Nor was Boil in the surname sense. Just "Susan" or in one case "...your boil Susan". - Quolnok 17:44, 6 August 2011 (CEST)

Perhaps we discuss it properly before we move things around all willy-nillly. She is NEVER called Susan Boil. Never. Check the transcript. So it's either just Susan, as there's only one. Or Susan the boil for clarity. --Buddy 01:24, 7 August 2011 (CEST)

Though, looking at the history (which I admit, I should have done first) it seems it was moved to "Susan" which makes the most sense. There is a transcript for Killer App, and a simple Ctrl+F for all instances of "Susan" or "boil" show that they never occur together. Never. I'll go ahead and put it back to Susan. --Buddy 01:27, 7 August 2011 (CEST)


(After Icyweaner2999 moved it back to Susan Boil a second time). Transcript. I re-watched the episode on both occasions that I moved it. Did you ever? She is never called Susan Boil in the episode as you claimed. If you can find a source that has her name as "Susan Boil", an official source such as a quote in an interview or a commentary, then it can stay there. Your current reference has been proven to be miss-remembered. If you can't find anything, it goes back. Personally, I think her name is probably "Turanga Susan", but this hasn't been mentioned anywhere either. - Quolnok 04:38, 7 August 2011 (CEST)
Or "Susan (boil)"? --Sviptalk 10:22, 8 August 2011 (CEST)
Quolnok asked on my talk page if she was referred to as "Susan Boil" in the commentaries. I have the DVD, and I'll recheck it some time soon (probably tonight) to make sure, but at this moment I can't recall they ever calling her by that name. I think they just called her "the boil" or "Susan". In my opinion, just calling the article "Susan" is the best move, and then making the reference clear in the production section of the article. - akitalk 12:47, 8 August 2011 (CEST)
With all this controversy, I'll pop it in, too. Then we have two or three different people checking, and we'll know once and for all. --Buddy 00:38, 9 August 2011 (CEST)

So yeah, I didn't hear it. But I would like confirmation. The show didn't have my full attention, unfortunately. --Buddy 11:51, 9 August 2011 (CEST)

After watching the episode again I can confirm that 'Susan Boil' is never mentioned as such. I think the writers never considered her name to be Susan Boil, but this is rather a name that arose on the Internet because of the pun on Susan Boyle. I think the writers thought it was funny that her name was Susan and that she was a boil, because there is a pun there. But others took it further and named her 'Susan Boil' based on that.
Thinking about it further, it doesn't really make sense for Leela to name her boil 'Susan Boil' and not just Susan. Leela lacks that kind of humour. --Sviptalk 12:05, 9 August 2011 (CEST)
For sake of assurance, I rewatched it with commentary and didn't hear it either. - akitalk 17:03, 9 August 2011 (CEST)