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wwe_fk

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« on: 09-28-2005 00:03 »

Has anyone else seen this ep. of fairly oddparents?
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Tom Sawyer steals Cosmo's wand and starts messing around with books, and Timmy, C&W go after him.

Basicly it is a complete rip-off of the end of the day the earth stood stupid! They even go as far as to "jump" through both tom sayer and moby dick!

P.S. sorry if this gets closed.
soylentOrange

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« Reply #1 on: 09-28-2005 00:10 »

yeah it does sortof seem like a ripp off.  I dont think its intentional though.  Tom Sawyer and Moby Dick are two of the pieces of literature that everyone in the universe has heard of, so its logical that both shows' producers would use them.  Its probably just a coincidence that both shows use the book travel thing.
SpaceCase

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« Reply #2 on: 09-28-2005 00:12 »

Why not? It was a good idea.
Besides, there's nothing new in television.
futurefreak

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« Reply #3 on: 09-28-2005 00:23 »

another misspelled thread title...now I'm literally angry with rage!  mad

anyways, that does sound like a rip-off. I know I get really emotional over the littlest things that people use that started with Futurama. One such instance is Bender's use of Gaydar...I can't count the number of times I've seen that on TV
Nixorbo

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« Reply #4 on: 09-28-2005 02:08 »

Look out, he's AGRY!

Maybe it wasn't a ripoff, maybe it was an homage.  Betcha didn't think of that, now didya?
Professy

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« Reply #5 on: 09-28-2005 02:10 »

this is what mods and admins are for. without them we would be stuck in a loop of arguement in some threads. BTW fairly odd parents is an alright show so please don't go around accusing it before there are facts. please dont kill me
wwe_fk

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« Reply #6 on: 09-28-2005 02:20 »

hey he's not just angy, he's litterly angy! what a idiot! Lets all point and laugh. That will solve everything!
Zoidberg227

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« Reply #7 on: 09-28-2005 04:34 »
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Main Entry: hom·age 
Pronunciation: 'ä-mij, 'hä-
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English, from Old French hommage, from homme man, vassal, from Latin homin-, homo human being; akin to Old English guma human being, Latin humus earth -- more at HUMBLE
2 a : expression of high regard : RESPECT -- often used with pay b : something that shows respect or attests to the worth or influence of another : TRIBUTE <his long life filled with international homages to his unique musical talent -- People>
synonym see HONOR

In other words, what Nix said.

Edit: What about 'Pride and Prejudice'?
Kryten

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« Reply #8 on: 09-28-2005 13:52 »

The idea of characters goind into and coming out of "book" worlds is as old as those "Midnight in the Magazine Store" cartoons that Warner Brothers used to make. Probably older.
Nerd-o-rama

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« Reply #9 on: 09-28-2005 15:02 »
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Going into and coming out of books like that is a pretty well-traveled cliché, hardly original to Futurama.  In fact, wasn't it the whole premise of that old Gumby stop-motion cartoon?  And the endlessly-repeated Holodeck episodes on Star Trek:TNG and Voyager (and others) are often the same idea with a high-tech variation.  I've also seen it in a few other cartoons and at least one video game (although I think in the game it actually was a homage to Futurama, seeing as it also featured such innocuous similarities as obtaining a Devil's severed hand and...something else I forgot.)

In summary: cliché, not ripoff.
Professor Zoidy

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« Reply #10 on: 09-28-2005 15:33 »

There's a weird book-like travel in the Kingdom Hearts videogame for the Winnie the Pooh level (which I highly despise) it may not be the game you speak of though, since you walked on the book as a small character and then picked the area to go to and got the whole 3D bit.
wwe_fk

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« Reply #11 on: 09-28-2005 20:03 »

Ok, I'l chock it up to cliche, but why did they have to use tom sawyer and moby dick? They could just as easily used peter pan and oliver twist or any other of the 1000 books that everyone knows? It's kinda odd that they used the same books as futurama?
GreyThinkyWhale

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« Reply #12 on: 09-28-2005 20:32 »

I saw that episode, and TDTESS is my favourite Futurama episode, but it never even occured to me that it was a rip-off. Although now that you mention it, it is sorta. But I doubt FOP did it intentionally, the writer propably hasn't seen TDTESS... or maybe he has, in which case we should hunt him down and kill him. ...  tongue

Anywho, I don't think it was intentional.
commie detector

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« Reply #13 on: 09-28-2005 21:34 »

 
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Originally posted by futurefreak:
another misspelled thread title...now I'm literally angry with rage!   mad

anyways, that does sound like a rip-off. I know I get really emotional over the littlest things that people use that started with Futurama. One such instance is Bender's use of Gaydar...I can't count the number of times I've seen that on TV


was the Gaydar only in a "Roswell That Ends Well" deleted scene? it was my favrite deleted scene of all of them... and I did see that.. It was kinda a rip...
Nixorbo

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« Reply #14 on: 09-28-2005 23:36 »

Um, the gaydar was a featured scene in Love's Labor's Lost in Space.
DrThunder88

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« Reply #15 on: 09-29-2005 01:41 »

I could be wrong, but I think the term "gaydar" predates Futurama too.
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« Reply #16 on: 09-29-2005 02:03 »
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There aren't too many well-known obvious books to parody they could've used. Tom Sawyer and Moby Dick are both in the public domain... In other words: They're both legal to reference to any extreme and get away with it.

It's just a coincidence that both shows had a "jumping into books" reality. I mean, the concept of entering a fictional world has been around long before Futurama did it, just like the term "gaydar."
Zoidberg227

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« Reply #17 on: 09-29-2005 02:42 »

Wwe, have you ever heard the old proverb "Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery"?

Yeah, thought so.

(BAM!)
DrThunder88

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« Reply #18 on: 09-29-2005 03:50 »

More like, "Free ideas are the cheapest ideas."
CrapBag

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« Reply #19 on: 10-03-2005 17:43 »

well i think it is just a tribute to futurama. but the thing that pisses me off is that some of the younger fans will not know that
commie detector

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« Reply #20 on: 10-04-2005 16:05 »

 
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Originally posted by Nixorbo:
Um, the gaydar was a featured scene in Love's Labor's Lost in Space.

how did I forget that?!  cry   mad
KurtPikachu2001

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« Reply #21 on: 10-04-2005 16:50 »

I have never seen The Fairly Oddparents.  Even though the Tom Sawyer and Moby Dick plots wwe_fk explained are just cliches, it does sound like a rip-off of Futurama's The Day The Earth Turned Stupid! 

As for that 'gaydar' thing, that was from "Love's Labor's Lost in Space".
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« Reply #22 on: 10-15-2005 23:33 »

Yeah, along with the other stuff in Fairly Odd Parents, I also heard someone in Danny Phantom ust the term "meatbag" in the show. Did anyone else catch this?
cujoe169
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« Reply #23 on: 10-15-2005 23:54 »

hmm... meatbag can be used to describe a lot of things, and i'm sure of its existence prior to the show... but yea... welcome greeneyes...
M@

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« Reply #24 on: 10-16-2005 14:59 »

meh get over it are you gonna do anything about it? no so stop whining and let them use it! i love both shows and notced it but i did'ent have the need to complain about it!
cujoe169
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« Reply #25 on: 10-16-2005 17:12 »

someone's angry... and that someone is m@!
greeneyes

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« Reply #26 on: 10-16-2005 19:49 »

rEAr out come the claws. Someone's overreacting. It's also unwise to post against the subject. People just think youre stupid for it.
M@

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« Reply #27 on: 10-18-2005 16:00 »

meh i'm just thinking why complain bout something so small and useless just enjoy both shows and if your that pasionate bout it write to the creators of Faily Odd Parents and complain to them lmfao
totalnerd undercanada

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« Reply #28 on: 10-19-2005 18:40 »

Futurama have "ripped off" the following list of ten items. I had about thirty originally, but the list kept growing and growing, so I picked the ten that are most easily checkable.

 1. Microsoft – The Honking
 2. The Howling – The Honking
 3. The Wizard Of Oz – AOI 2
 4. Star Wars – Numerous visual references throughout seasons 1-4
 5. Titanic – A Flight to Remember
 6. Three’s Company – A Flight to Remember
 7. I Love Lucy – A Flight to Remember
 8. Animal House – Mars University
 9. Isaac Asimov – Many episode titles, many robotic themes, and many ideas regarding the functionality of robots
10. An entire basketball team – Time Keeps On Slippin’

Wait... these aren't rip-offs. They're parodies. It's the same thing as you sitting down and writing a fanfic, except that Futurama doesn't suck (neither does JBERGES, but he's almost the only one).

Perhaps the question is not "have FOP ripped off Futurama", but rather "Is that a bad thing at all?"

It's not like they stole the characters of Fry and Leela, then had them shot.
pojy

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« Reply #29 on: 10-26-2005 09:44 »

its only another small cartoon copying an idea its nothing to get so wound up about
Bender-Mon

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« Reply #30 on: 11-02-2005 18:19 »

i really dont think you should get so worked up it is not a huge deal.
Bandit Ruler

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« Reply #31 on: 11-02-2005 20:40 »
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*rises from the grave* I LIVE!!    eek (phew, it's been a long time since I've been here..)

   
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Originally posted by futurefreak:One such instance is Bender's use of Gaydar...I can't count the number of times I've seen that on TV

(I'm glad that I was not the only one noticing the Gaydar thing.)

It's insane in the world of TV, ideas are being thought up by the minute that could have been already used in another show. Either it was a case of coincedince, a case of some old fans proving great ep. idea, (btw, I'm just addressing other shows in general.) or it could be that they did it on purpose for fans like us to point that out and remember Futurama!    laff (joking)
Heck, the show could've been around before Futurama, and they had the original idea!

But save your breath, man... this is nothing to get worked up about.
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