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Spielor

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« on: 03-30-2005 04:05 »
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Hi everybody,

first of all I'm new, so: Greetings, Earthlings!   big grin

Secondly: I am studying in Canada (exchange from Germany) and I am writing an essay about Canadian references in US movies and TV shows. Does anyone of you know a website where I can find a list of Canada references in Futurama?

Or does anyone of you know all the Canada references?   wink

Thanks for your help!
SlackJawedMoron

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« Reply #1 on: 03-30-2005 06:38 »

Well, there's Leela's bold Canadian beer... and.. um..

a little help?
DarkMadrigal

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« Reply #2 on: 03-30-2005 06:45 »
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First off, welcome to PEEL Spielor. Nice to see a fellow Canadian, even if it is just temporarily.

From what I've browsed, it doesn't seem like there is a site devoted to or that even has a list of Canadian references. What I do suggest is that you look through the graphic guides to the episodes found at The Futurama Madhouse; TLZ. They mention many of the references in individual episodes.

At this point I can only remember one reference to Canada in a Futurama episode called Spanish Fry, season five, 4ACV17. Basically the Planet Express crew go camping in what looks to be British Columbia. Leela makes a direct reference to Canada when she reaches into a stream in the forest and pulls out a beer and says something along the lines of "Ahh, fresh Canadian Beer!" I think there is also an overhead view of a map that shows BC and maybe a few other references that I missed.

That's all for now. If anyone wants to help me out here feel welcome.

Edit: Darn long-winded messages. You beat me to the punch SlackJawed. And it was bold not fresh. Curse my bad memory.
germanfryfan

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« Reply #3 on: 03-30-2005 08:38 »
« Last Edit on: 03-30-2005 08:38 »

Yep, you are right. According to the CGEF capsule of "Spanish Fry" That was the first Canadian reference made ever on Futurama. Sadly, yet already known, it was also the last, because it was the last episode before "The Devil's hands are idle playthings".

Welcome to PEEL fellow German,    smile

enjoy your stay here at Nerd-world.
Jicannon

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« Reply #4 on: 03-30-2005 10:24 »

Though not in Futurama, the reference from Family Guy comes to mind from "The Son Also Draws" when Peter says "...which is more to say than those free-loadin Canadians........What?.....Canada sucks!"  laff
Spielor

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« Reply #5 on: 03-30-2005 11:52 »

Thanks for the welcome fellow Germans and Canadians.

And thanks for your help. I could have sworn there were some references that I have heard but forgotten. Does anyone know about the episode "Where no Fan Has Gone Before"? Because William Shatner is a Canadian actor. There should at least be one joke about Canada!  big grin
DarkMadrigal

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« Reply #6 on: 03-30-2005 13:08 »

That is true. It is an obscure reference but one just the same. In your study can you really call that a reference though as Shatner is depicted through his ties with an American show. But I digress.

Let's make a little contest or game with this. PEELers, scan your DVD's and see if you can pick up anything Canadian from Futurama, no matter how obscure. There must be some more representation of America Jr. and we have to give Spielor a hand right?
Ranadok

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« Reply #7 on: 03-30-2005 13:53 »
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Well, there's the Canadian style "sorry" in the cold opener to Fish Full of Dollars (as pointed out by the commentary).  Other than that and the aforementioned Spanish Fry references, all you have to go on are Canadian actors(Shatner, Pamela Anderson, Maurice LaMarche, Rich Little... and perhaps more). 
smision

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« Reply #8 on: 03-30-2005 14:08 »

The joke about the french language maybe?
germanfryfan

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« Reply #9 on: 03-30-2005 14:13 »

I think that aims more at the Frensh instead at the Canadians. When the "joke" about the dead French language was shown the first time the Eiffel tower was shown as well.
On the other hand, perhaps that will be located in Canada instead of in Paris in the year 3000. Who knows?  hmpf
smision

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« Reply #10 on: 03-30-2005 14:23 »

I was just throwing it in as an obscurish reference because of what DarkMadrigal said about obscure references. You can sort of relate it to Canada by extension... I guess maybe
:S
Dr.Jerkburg0069

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« Reply #11 on: 03-30-2005 15:22 »
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i hate how south park made canada look like pussy's! canada is a great country and i wanna kick matt stone and trey parkers asses for making canada look gay!
Spielor

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« Reply #12 on: 03-30-2005 15:49 »
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Originally posted by DarkMadrigal:
That is true. It is an obscure reference but one just the same. In your study can you really call that a reference though as Shatner is depicted through his ties with an American show.

I don't really know what kind of stuff I'll be able to use because I haven't really started yet and I am still unsure in which direction I wanna go. I just thought my favorite TV show should be in my paper.    wink

I am definitely gonna use the Simpsons because Matt Groening has placed so much Canadian stuff in it, like for example his father Homer Groening was a Canadian and he once said that would make Homer Simpson a Canadian as well (I guess that's why Homer always says "Eh?" ). So I was hoping for some nice little things Matt put in here as well.

BTW: I don't think the joke about the French language will fit, although it's a really hilarious one.
David A

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« Reply #13 on: 03-30-2005 16:38 »

 
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Originally posted by Spielor:
Does anyone know about the episode "Where no Fan Has Gone Before"? Because William Shatner is a Canadian actor. There should at least be one joke about Canada!   big grin

But there isn't.

 
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I am definitely gonna use the Simpsons because Matt Groening has placed so much Canadian stuff in it, like for example his father Homer Groening was a Canadian and he once said that would make Homer Simpson a Canadian as well (I guess that's why Homer always says "Eh?" ). So I was hoping for some nice little things Matt put in here as well.

There are at least two episodes where the Simpsons go to Canada, so you should probably start there.
cujoe169
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« Reply #14 on: 03-30-2005 17:10 »

that's very true, i.e. with reese witherspoon and the whole america "jr" gag, now that i'm trying to list them, i can't remember the other...
killbot4000

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« Reply #15 on: 03-30-2005 17:49 »

 http://ccr.ptbcanadian.com/seinfeld/  http://ccr.ptbcanadian.com/simpsons/  http://simpsonscollege.tvheaven.com/contact.html
The last one might be the best.
T-Veronica

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« Reply #16 on: 03-30-2005 17:59 »
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In "The Honking," the fembot-werecar in the igloo (the one who went to aromatherapy class) has a Canadian accent, I think. I'm not that familiar with accents, though. If I'm wrong, sorry if I offended anyone. (Though I think everyone on here is pretty laid-back...) In a good way!   
 
 hmpf

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Spielor

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« Reply #17 on: 03-30-2005 18:24 »

 
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Originally posted by T-Veronica:
In "The Honking," the fembot-werecar in the igloo (the one who went to aromatherapy class) has a Canadian accent, I think. I'm not that familiar with accents, though. If I'm wrong, sorry if I offended anyone. (Though I think everyone on here is pretty laid-back...) In a good way!

That's actually an interesting one. Even if the accent is not Canadian it might show a Canadian landscape as it as seen by the Futurama creators. Maybe I can use that.

Anyway, guys, you are awesome. Even though I already know all the Simpsons pages, it is so great of you to help me like that.   eek   smile
Ranadok

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« Reply #18 on: 04-13-2005 03:57 »
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Two weekish bump:
I just watched Bend Her last night, and there is definitely a Canadian flag in the olympic scene. Here be CGEF's famegrab. It's pre-Spanish Fry production-wise, but post-Spanish Fry airdate wise, It's small, and seems like a "pick a random country's flag" kind of reference, but it is there.  Too late for the OP's essay, I'm sure, but what the hey, why not mention it.
Spielor

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« Reply #19 on: 04-13-2005 14:40 »

Thanks! I am still researching for the paper but I'm not sure whether this will work for me. Maybe I should watch the episode again. Thanks, anyway!
T-Veronica

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« Reply #20 on: 04-13-2005 16:24 »

That pic was kinda fuzzy. I'm technologically-inept, or I'd try and get another screenshot for you. Perhaps someone else has the capabilities to get a clearer one?

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

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« Reply #21 on: 04-13-2005 16:35 »
« Last Edit on: 04-13-2005 16:35 »

I do, I just wasn't at my DVD-ed computer before. Give me a few minutes.

edit:
The first one. It actually says Canada, but it is unreadable if I resize or compress the image too much.

edit 2:
The second one. (I noticed a Canadian-flag waver in the crowd when I went to capture the first one)
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