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Horrible Gelatinous Blob

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Are you sure that's him in BitW? --Buddy 18:48, 6 January 2007 (PST)

H. G.[edit]

I know that the H. G. in H. G. Blob stands for Horrible Gelatinous, but I was thinking that it could be a tribute to H. G. Wells, the author of The War of the Worlds. Does anybody share my opinion? Ketchuphed

What other than the name would be a reference? Cause other than that, it is quite an obscure reference and may just be a coincidence. Besides, his name is never spoken out as "H. G. Blob" on the show, so the joke wouldn't really exist. So I am very sceptical about the reference, and I just think it is a coincidence. If it was a reference, they would have made more out of it for sure. --SvipTalk 17:38, 12 May 2008 (PDT)
Interesting if true. There was mention of Wells in a commentary I believe, but I'm fairly sure it was in reference to time travel or robots. "H. G. Blob" did appear written on either a package and/or a name plaque on his desk in the PE advert. - Quolnok 19:32, 12 May 2008 (PDT)
His name is spelled Mr. H. G. Blob in the package "Evans" gives him in "The Series Has Landed". I think the reference is kind of official then. Fan Futurama 17:53, 2 October 2010 (CEST)

Species, rather than a character?[edit]

Is it possible that the Horrible Gelatinous Blob may in fact be a species rather than a single character? --Ben Paddon 13:22, 12 June 2008 (PDT)

See Blobs for that. HGB is considered a character. --SvipTalk 14:32, 12 June 2008 (PDT)
H.G. is definitely a character, especially given he has a son. We have identified several other Blobs as separate characters. There may be others we assumed to be him and need to be taken out of his article, but I'd say the only real possiblity is the Future Stock Blob. I like the idea that after being sacked by the plant he became a stockbroker though. - Quolnok 19:10, 12 June 2008 (PDT)

Trivia[edit]

I think the trivia shouldn't include info on the species just the char. Sir Mr. Dr. Professor FutureFan 07:23, 13 May 2010 (CEST)

I see your point, and I am sure the trivia section was added before we had a blobs article. This wiki have grown over the years; and changed policy too. But I would advice any editors to use the summary if they make an edit that might not be obvious, especially if deleting perfectly good text. Even if the text is in the wrong place, your reasoning may not be as obvious as you yourself think. But you may remove it again. --Sviptalk 02:01, 14 May 2010 (CEST)

6ACV04 Blob[edit]

The Blob appearing in that episode may not be H. G. While he's established to be married and have son who is a Blob this doesn't guarantee the wife's species (nor does her comic appearance), however the fact that this Blob is missing his upper left arm may suggest that this isn't him. Not every Blob we see is him after all. - Quolnok 22:43, 10 October 2010 (CEST)

I knew it was possible this wasn't H. G. Blob by the time I inserted the image there, but I wasn't sure of it. There are a lot of explanations for him to have an arm missing. I'd say the strong thing here is that, according to Bender, the blob and the woman have an "interplanetary marriage". He might have just come up with it, but I think that's the big reason. So... we're deleting it? San Saber 23:02, 10 October 2010 (CEST)
The simplest explanation is that it is not him, so I'd say we go with that. Alternatively he may have married a human, adopted Brett and, as part of yearly cycle, shed an arm that then grew back before TMaR. Basically if we can do it with one assumption why use three? We may find out something similar to this actually happened later, but for now... - Quolnok 23:13, 10 October 2010 (CEST)
Yeah, I guess you're right. I'm removing the 6ACV04 Blob! San Saber 18:26, 11 October 2010 (CEST)