Who Was The Better Ponyboy In Your Opinion?

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Who Was The Better Ponyboy In Your Opinion?

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03 Jan 2006, 21:24 #1

Who was the better Ponyboy?

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Personally, I think that Jay are. Ferguson did a better job as Ponyboy in the TV series. He just made him seem more like Ponyboy, sensitive.

It's kind of hard for me to admit this because, well, Tommy was sooooooooo cute as Ponyboy :rolleyes: *looks up with dreamy expression in eyes*, but anyway (as you probably figure, I didn't think Jay was that cute), I need to get over my emotional bias.

What do you think?
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03 Jan 2006, 21:42 #2

ive never seen the tv show :(. i agree, ponyboy in the movie was soooooooooo cute!
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03 Jan 2006, 22:21 #3

Cho @ Jan 3 2006, 03:24 PM wrote: Personally, I think that Jay are. Ferguson did a better job as Ponyboy in the TV series. He just made him seem more like Ponyboy, sensitive.

It's kind of hard for me to admit this because, well, Tommy was sooooooooo cute as Ponyboy :rolleyes: *looks up with dreamy expression in eyes*, but anyway (as you probably figure, I didn't think Jay was that cute), I need to get over my emotional bias.

What do you think?
I thought both were good, but I prefered Howell because he was actually more as I imagined him. You got a point about Ferguson seeming more sensitive, but I would have thought Ponyboy would tend more toward 'sensitive on the inside but tough on the outside' just with the era and neighbourhood they were in.

I don't think either of them was especially 'cute' but thats probably just because I'm too old lol. I prefered the Tim Shepard character for the eye candy.
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03 Jan 2006, 22:28 #4

I liked CT's performance as Ponyboy better, mostly because I think that although Pony was a sensitive person, outwardly he wouldn't show that to anyone but his close friends/family. Strangers or acquaintances I think he would've shown the tough side of himself and had his guard up. I think CT did a better job presenting him as how an average person would see him. He did a great job with the sensitive scenes too.
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03 Jan 2006, 22:34 #5

marsonfire @ Jan 3 2006, 04:28 PM wrote: I liked CT's performance as Ponyboy better, mostly because I think that although Pony was a sensitive person, outwardly he wouldn't show that to anyone but his close friends/family. Strangers or acquaintances I think he would've shown the tough side of himself and had his guard up. I think CT did a better job presenting him as how an average person would see him. He did a great job with the sensitive scenes too.
Yep I agree with that, you worded it better than I did! Thats a good point about Howell presenting him more as he would be seen to an outsider. I remember when I saw the movie at first I thought that Ponyboy seemed too tough in it, but then I realized that was actually the whole point! People not looking past the outside etc.
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03 Jan 2006, 23:15 #6

Tommy's acting style was so cute as well. That's what made him cute. I loved him them and I always will! :P
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12 Jan 2006, 21:42 #7

i dident even know thir was a tv show about it. i wish i saw it now!!! i havent even seen the movie yet i just Read the book lol
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13 Jan 2006, 22:34 #8

although ive never seen the show, i dont know now if i would have watched it, i mean i went to a website on it and it said ponyboy has SEX. she has it with some girl named scout or whatever. i mean come on picture that. ponyboy having sex? thats so out of character. could you really see ponyboy doing that?
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14 Jan 2006, 19:59 #9

I just recently learned of this "tv show". I wish I could of seen it! does anyone know anything were you could get it...watch reruins or anything????
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14 Jan 2006, 20:06 #10

Hey wait a minute! I just went to a site that said the tv series was broadcasted in 1990???? If this is true no wonder I didn't see it... I WASN'T ALIVE! LOL
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14 Jan 2006, 21:01 #11

just went to a site that said the tv series was broadcasted in 1990???? If this is true no wonder I didn't see it... I WASN'T ALIVE! LOL
yeah same here, i was born in 1992.
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14 Jan 2006, 21:58 #12

ilovetheoutsiders @ Jan 13 2006, 04:34 PM wrote: although ive never seen the show, i dont know now if i would have watched it, i mean i went to a website on it and it said ponyboy has SEX. she has it with some girl named scout or whatever. i mean come on picture that. ponyboy having sex? thats so out of character. could you really see ponyboy doing that?
i know!! it bumbs me out when i heard that! i mean it is reqlly out of character i wish they change it... :unsure: C. Thomas Howell was much hotter and he did seem sensative he just like the ponyboy i imagined :)
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14 Jan 2006, 23:13 #13

Tommy WILL ALWAYS BE BETTER...i haven't seen the T.V SHOW but even if i see the series no other actor will be better than Tommy's...EVER!!
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15 Jan 2006, 01:31 #14

Ponyboy having sex is a little off????. I think that the Curtis brothers aren't like the other Greasers. In The Outsiders they never did anything like that. Maybe Two-Bit, Steve, or Dally...But not Ponyboy! :(

THE EDIT: I was born in 1992 also!
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15 Jan 2006, 02:19 #15

I think that the Curtis brothers aren't like the other Greasers.
definately :)
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15 Jan 2006, 02:34 #16

ilovetheoutsiders @ Jan 14 2006, 08:19 PM wrote: definately :)
becuase this site http://www.greasers.org/index.html which I think was made by an x-greaser does not even start to describe Pony, Soda, or Darry. I found that site and was amazed at how Ponyboy, Soda and I think Darry...even Johnny were not like that. Those details at the website are what made people pity the Greasers, but the Curtis' and Johnny weren't like that. If only they would have looked beyond the greasy hair, they would have had a REAL friend! :P
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15 Jan 2006, 03:17 #17

Christian @ Jan 14 2006, 07:31 PM wrote: Ponyboy having sex is a little off????. I think that the Curtis brothers aren't like the other Greasers. In The Outsiders they never did anything like that. Maybe Two-Bit, Steve, or Dally...But not Ponyboy! :(

THE EDIT: I was born in 1992 also!
That was the scriptwriters' fault, not the actor's.
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15 Jan 2006, 03:31 #18

Cho @ Jan 14 2006, 09:17 PM wrote:
Christian @ Jan 14 2006, 07:31 PM wrote: Ponyboy having sex is a little off????. I think that the Curtis brothers aren't like the other Greasers. In The Outsiders they never did anything like that. Maybe Two-Bit, Steve, or Dally...But not Ponyboy! :(

THE EDIT: I was born in 1992 also!
That was the scriptwriters' fault, not the actor's.
No I was meaning the show. I was saying( since I never seen it) that that didn't sound like the movie. Is it just me or is the tv series startin to sound like a big FOX big time got to impress the people act?
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15 Jan 2006, 03:55 #19

Christian @ Jan 14 2006, 09:31 PM wrote:
Cho @ Jan 14 2006, 09:17 PM wrote:
Christian @ Jan 14 2006, 07:31 PM wrote: Ponyboy having sex is a little off????. I think that the Curtis brothers aren't like the other Greasers. In The Outsiders they never did anything like that. Maybe Two-Bit, Steve, or Dally...But not Ponyboy! :(

THE EDIT: I was born in 1992 also!
That was the scriptwriters' fault, not the actor's.
No I was meaning the show. I was saying( since I never seen it) that that didn't sound like the movie. Is it just me or is the tv series startin to sound like a big FOX big time got to impress the people act?
The plotline for the series was not as good as that for the movie, IMHO. I hated them "replacing" our precious Johnny as Pony's best friend with another girl named Scout. I WILL NOT HAVE ANYONE REPLACE JOHNNY! :angry: If I were the director, I would've made Pony run away from everything and everyone in his sight for a while. It would take time for the internal scars to heal, time before he spoke to his fellow students again.

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But other than that, it was pretty good. :)
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02 Dec 2006, 23:27 #20

I dont know i like them both.. thats just my opinion.
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03 Dec 2006, 03:37 #21

I think they both did a great job of acting, but I think Jay presents '14 year old kid' better than Tommy did. I especially liked the intro in the pilot where Pony can't remember what time the welfare "guy" was supposed to come, and had written it where he couldn't even tell Darry the right time.
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03 Dec 2006, 11:02 #22

I agree with you Ces. Jay to me just looked more like pony for me it's nothing to do with acting or anything I'm going purely on looks here, Jay looked more innocent or something there was just something about him, i'm just going on Stella's clips because I've never seen the show.
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03 Dec 2006, 13:40 #23

I liked Tommy better.. thats how I pictured Pony. Something about Jay's face just doesn't seem right to me for the character... I dunno LOL. They both did a good job of acting though :) I just liked Tommy better.
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04 Dec 2006, 04:48 #24

Tommy Howell.

Jay is good, but I always think of him being Burt Reynolds son in the TV show "Evening Shade". LOL

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15 Apr 2007, 23:32 #25

I never saw the tv series but I agree with alot of people here. C.Thomas Howell was awsome as Ponyboy.

EDIT I just took a look at some pictures of Jay Ferguson and honestly I prefer the way he looks as Ponyboy its more how I imagined him as attractive a C.Thomas Howell is. :P
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