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Nixorbo

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« on: 01-24-2005 17:03 »

Umm, I've got nothing offhand, but I'm sure somebody will need something explained.
AsaB

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« Reply #1 on: 01-24-2005 17:06 »

Alrighty, I'll go with this one, then...I don't get this cut line from Amazon Women in the Mood:
"Me have love dare not speak name."

Eh?
Nixorbo

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« Reply #2 on: 01-24-2005 17:11 »

I don't remember the cut scene in question, but I'm assuming it's a lesbian thing.
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« Reply #3 on: 01-24-2005 17:44 »
« Last Edit on: 01-24-2005 17:44 »

Yeah, that's pretty much it. Leela makes reference to the fact that Fry, Zapp and Kif won't be loved by all the amazonian women. That's the big tip off.

(Bumping this to knock down that asinine "weeeeeeeeeee" thread)
AsaB

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« Reply #4 on: 01-24-2005 17:57 »

Okay, thanks, I see the funny in it now, hee.
Shippy Mandy

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« Reply #5 on: 01-25-2005 00:15 »

Uh, can someone please explain the "Kegelcizer" in WMIBACIL?
laroquettespine

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« Reply #6 on: 01-25-2005 00:19 »
« Last Edit on: 01-25-2005 00:19 »

 http://www.kegel-exercises.com/

And, about the Fembot quote from "Amazon Women in the Mood"...

It was from a poem written by Lord Alfred Douglas in 1894.
Shippy Mandy

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« Reply #7 on: 01-25-2005 00:20 »

...Oh. Thanks.
T-Veronica

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« Reply #8 on: 01-25-2005 16:19 »

Regarding the Kegel Excersize thing...Ewww. I didn't get what that was until now. >_<

"This is how I deal with insignificant bugs," said the spider to the fly, "How do you wish to die?"
Cap´n Skusting

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« Reply #9 on: 01-26-2005 08:17 »

Actually, if you're watching Futurama and you don't get a joke, how do you know it is a joke?
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« Reply #10 on: 01-26-2005 08:22 »

because people around you laugh...
T-Veronica

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« Reply #11 on: 01-26-2005 14:22 »

Usually, you can kinda tell, like if it's right before a scene change, or if there's a pause right after someone says something. Also, you can kinda tell by the sounds of their voices. But your point remains valid.  smile

"This is how I deal with insignificant bugs," said the spider to the fly, "How do you wish to die?"
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« Reply #12 on: 01-27-2005 13:02 »

I have always wondered if there is some reason why Presidents Nixon's Head always says:  "aaarrroooooOOO!!!" like a dog or wolf...

Not being American I am not really familiar with Nixon and his mannerisms.  Was he given to howling?  Was he secretly  a werewolf?  Is it just a funny and surreal thing that the writers thought would be cool: to make Nixon howl occassionally?

I don't quite get it...
Wooter

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« Reply #13 on: 01-27-2005 16:00 »

That was Billy West's choice. He always thought that Nixon was a werewolf.
T-Veronica

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« Reply #14 on: 01-27-2005 17:06 »

 
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Originally posted by Wooter:
That was Billy West's choice. He always thought that Nixon was a werewolf.

He wasn't? ^_^ (But, yeah, I believe that they were just making fun of him because he was...generally disliked, shall we say?)

"This is how I deal with insignificant bugs," said the spider to the fly, "How do you wish to die?"
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« Reply #15 on: 01-27-2005 17:45 »

 
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Originally posted by T-Veronica:
he was...generally disliked, shall we say?
Somehow like that. Nixon is Groening's last favourite president. He makes fun about him in The Simsons, Futurama and Life in Hell.

I guess Nixon making wolf-sound shall be a reference to what he said in "A Head in the Polls": "The only one who's changed is me. I've become bitter and - let's face it - crazy over the years."
The Pizzazz

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« Reply #16 on: 01-29-2005 11:05 »

"Shank or be shanked"

Scruffy says this in 300 Big Boys. What does it mean?
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« Reply #17 on: 01-29-2005 13:39 »

This should help.

Just substitute "stab" for "shank" if you're still confused.
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« Reply #18 on: 01-29-2005 18:26 »

May seem stupid but I kinda don't fully get that joke in I' Roommate where they are trying to get a place, and one of them is "technically in New Jersey".  I know New Jersey has got some bad places in it but what makes it so bad in Futurama? 
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« Reply #19 on: 01-29-2005 18:59 »
« Last Edit on: 01-29-2005 18:59 »

They're all New Yorkers, by upbringing if not by birth in Bender's case.

People from New York City hate New Jersey.  I'm really not entirely sure why, unless it's like Texans hating Oklahoma, Florida hating Georgia, or America hating Canada. 

EDIT: Geez, Nix, I was just joking.  I couldn't care one way or the other about either half of New Jersey.  I was just completing the cliché
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Nixorbo

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« Reply #20 on: 01-29-2005 19:11 »

You're banned.
Chug a Bug

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« Reply #21 on: 01-29-2005 19:39 »

I don't get the whole "Bender B. Rodriguez" thing. Is he Mexican or something? If so, why?

Thanks.
Shippy Mandy

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« Reply #22 on: 01-29-2005 19:52 »

Yes, Chug a Bug, Bender is Mexican. This was mentioned in Amazon Women In The Mood.
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« Reply #23 on: 01-30-2005 00:16 »

He was made in Mexico
Dr.Jerkbird

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« Reply #24 on: 01-30-2005 03:13 »

In Bendin' in the Wind when Bender seea the mini van he says "Is that one of those Lead Zepplins i've heard so much about?" what the hell is a Lead Zepplin and why is it funny?
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« Reply #25 on: 01-30-2005 03:33 »

 
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Originally posted by Dr.Jerkbird: what the hell is a Lead Zepplin and why is it funny?
*slaps forehead*

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« Reply #26 on: 01-30-2005 03:45 »

Futurama Nerd: Be nice...  tongue

Dr. Jerkbird: Led Zeppelin is a legendary rock band from the 60's and 70's. They were huge and in some people's opinion the best band of all time... I hope that helps.
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« Reply #27 on: 01-30-2005 05:45 »
« Last Edit on: 01-30-2005 05:45 »

And just to clear it up, Jefferson Airplane was also a band from the same era.  The song Nixon was singing in "A Head in the Polls" was Jefferson Airplane's "White Rabbit".

"Remember what the door mouse said: 'Feed your head!  Feed your head!'"
Prof. Wernstrum

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« Reply #28 on: 01-30-2005 08:06 »

There are quite a few jokes on both Futurama and The Simpsons about Emmy awards being completely worthless. Is this the general view throughout the US entertainment industry or is there some specific reason why the writers seem to look down on them?
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« Reply #29 on: 01-30-2005 15:06 »
« Last Edit on: 01-30-2005 15:06 »

I might be wrong, but I thought they said that because they wanted to be nominated for more emmy's. Like subliminal messeges saying "We think the emmy's are worthless but nominate us". That's what I get from it anyway...
Dr.Jerkbird

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« Reply #30 on: 01-30-2005 15:07 »

*Slaps Futurama Nerd Back!*  big grin

But why do they call a car a rock band? is it because the band is so bad that they forgot it was a group of people and thought it was an actually Zepllin?
Squeaky

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« Reply #31 on: 01-30-2005 15:11 »

Well, it's a pun, because a Zeppelin was a blimp used by the germans in World War 1. "Lead" Zeppelin is what they call the van, and no, I don't think that reference had anything to do with the band.
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« Reply #32 on: 01-30-2005 15:16 »

ok thanks for clearing that up everyone!
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« Reply #33 on: 01-30-2005 15:25 »
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Right back at ya babe    wink
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« Reply #34 on: 01-31-2005 03:55 »

"It says here that this part of The Hustle was used to ask the gods for a favor...usually a Trans-Am."

What is a Trans-Am?
Squeaky

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« Reply #35 on: 01-31-2005 04:12 »
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EDIT: Evan pwned my defination!   tongue
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« Reply #36 on: 01-31-2005 17:47 »

The "Trans-Am" was a style of car popular in the United States in the late 1970s, early 1980s. They were a type of 'muscle car' that had powerful engines and were often raced on the street.



Wernstrom: most major awards, aside from the Oscar, are considered worthless by most of the populace.  Usually, an award like the Emmy usually goes to the most conservative and 'safe' choice, while innovative and creative projects get snubbed.  Also, the Emmys are often given out solely to shows/actors who have been around the longest, not because of the show/actor's worth.
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« Reply #37 on: 02-03-2005 22:45 »

In "I Dated a Robot" Bender is sitting in a chair talking with an accent and Leela is talking to him like his wife.  Is this a reference to anything?
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« Reply #38 on: 02-03-2005 22:52 »
« Last Edit on: 02-03-2005 22:52 »

"All in the Family", a highly popular and influential TV series from the 1970's.  Bender is impersonating iconic blue-collar Brooklyn slob Archie Bunker, and Leela is (sorta) portraying his long-suffering wife, Edith.

The easy chair Archie sat in throughout the series is now part of a television display at the Smithsonian museum.

EDIT:  FYI, about Led Zeppelin...
 
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When Jimmy Page was assembling the group, Keith Moon (drummer from The Who) got word of his plans and predicted the group would go down "like a lead balloon" (this is a common English expression). Bassist and keyboardist John Entwistle thought it would be "more like a lead zeppelin." Page took the phrase and manager Peter Grant changed the spelling to "led" in order to avoid mispronunciation.
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« Reply #39 on: 02-07-2005 17:52 »

In the Scary Door episode at the start of (I think) I Dated a Robot, one of the books on the shelves is "The Red Dwarf of Courage". Now Red Dwarf is clearly a reference to either the world's second-funniest sci-fi comedy or a type of star but I'm sure that the whole title must be based on a real book. Any idea what this book is?
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