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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 03-14-2005, 05:00 PM Thread Starter
 
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Where did Matt Groening got the idea?

Yeah, anyone wondering where he got the idea for Santa's Little Helper... well, let me tell you... it was from a puertorican sato!!! Yeah!

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8) I've always said that Charlotte looks like him... I noticed it in the episode that they want to get rid of him cause he was very bad behaved and they put him on a n obedience school... that episode describes Charlotte, everything that SLH has done there fits Charly exactly! LOL... and the kinda look phisically similar too.. Charly is skinny, and has a greyhound body. 8)
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I always thought Santa's Little Helper was a whippet? Didn't they get him from a race track? I swear I remember an episode where they got him from a race track because he was a loser and they were going to kill him. Bart and Lisa fell in love with him and Homer thought because he was a loser, he'd fit right in...or something along those lines...
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Mandie, I remember that episode!!
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So I'm not crazy?? Yeah, wasn't he like the family Christmas present that year too?
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So I'm not crazy??
Now Mandie, I never said you weren't crazy!


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Yeah, wasn't he like the family Christmas present that year too?
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Thanks Jodi!!
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Yup... that's the episode where they got him.. he was a race dog... homer bet on him over the actual champion cause they had changed another dog for him and with the name Santa's Little Helper, Homer thought it was a message to bet on him... lol and he arrived last, so his owner kicked him out... and Bart and Homer picked him up cause Homer didn't really had money to buy presents for that year (that's why he was betting on the dog race... to see if he could get some for presents). Oh, I love the simpsons... I think I know every episode! lol...

Hmmm... aren't greyhounds also used for racing? I thought they were... I tried to find a better pic of SLH that looked similar to Charly, but I couldn't, but look at Charly here and tell me they don't look alike?


Another one...


Plus, she has that dumb/too happy attitude... just like SLH (she's really clever, though... still the escape artist)
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YES!! That's exactly the episode I was talking about!! I thought SLH was a whippet due to her height. Greyhounds I would think would have been drawn taller but then who knows...Matt makes the eyes of his characters so big after all SLH does look a lot like a Sato though...just skinnier (which made me think of a whippet)

Greyhounds and Whippets are both racing dogs built very similar with the exception of the height. Whippets are medium size as opposed to a greyhound's larger size

This site has some really nice whippet pics. This particular one reminds me of SLH http://www.whippet.com/gallery2.html

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Charlotte must have some racing dog on her.. she's built like that.. but she's tiny.. I thought that she had italian greyhound with labrador (something on her head tells me lab)... but again, I think that she must have so many things on her bloodline that she's just a mutt x mutt cross... to mutt to know.. LOL
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Yeah, that one does look lie SLH. 8) Those ears are so funny!
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