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    Default Who the Boop is Vinnie Doombats?

    Ok. Could somebody tell me whom Vinnie Doombats is based on? Not expecting authors, but if it's pop culture, perhaps a culture vulture on the boards can let one fly in my direction?

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    Don Vincent 'Vinnie' Mancini-Corleone from the Godfather part III.
    The Vinnie Doombats character looks just like Andy Garcia.

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    Admittedly, I never thought of that connection.
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    It refers (I assume) to Rodney Dangerfield's stand-up routine. He would sometimes talk about his visits to his terrible doctor, Dr. Vinnie Boombatz (emphasis on the "batz"). A sample...

    "I went to my doctor the other day. You know my doctor don't yah? Dr. Vinnie Boombatz? I said I don't know what's wrong with me. I got up this morning looked in the mirror and wanted to throw up. My doc, he says, I don't know what's wrong with you, but your eyesight's perfect! So I says I want a second opinion! He says, OK, you're ugly, too!"

    David Letterman will also occationally refer to Dr. Vinnie Boombatz, always mentioning he was introduced to him by Rodney.

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    Never seen Godfathers but I just sorta guessed. I mean, 'ey it's Vinnie.

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    ...Wow just thought of the 'bat' connection too!
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    I made the same correlation as Bad Example on the "Puns revealed" post. The only thing I have to add is that when Letterman references Boombatz he grossly over-exaggerates the "batz" part, so it comes out like "you remember my physician? dr. Vinnie boom-BATZ!!!!"

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    Another correlation is the fact that in the Warlords series of RTS games, one could have a Vampire as a base hero class. Typically, when a hero-vampire was accepted into your ranks, he'd bring along a couple of units. Unmodified bats were the unit of choice. They had the best movement rate in the game (again, unmodified).
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    Yes, but a vampire associated with marbits is clearly an un-trademarked equivalent of Count Chocula.

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    Thank yoos all.
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    Yes, but a vampire associated with marbits is clearly an un-trademarked equivalent of Count Chocula.
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    I'll just throw in the "Vincent-Valentine-of-Final-Fantasy-Seven-Fame" reference as food for thought for all youse guys... Reference the Erfworld 22 thread for more details.
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    Vinnie Doombats is Erfworld's Count Dracula.
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    Archduke Chocula ala Futurama

    and he sounds just like Joe Pesci
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    I was actually thinking along the Godfather lines, he just seem so Italian.

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