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mctc

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« on: 06-28-2009 23:23 »

I think it is
"no fair, You changed the outcome by measuring it."
What do you think?

Frisco17

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« Reply #1 on: 06-28-2009 23:27 »

Professor: "Choke on that, causality!"
mctc

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« Reply #2 on: 06-28-2009 23:28 »

which episode was that one?
Frisco17

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« Reply #3 on: 06-29-2009 01:07 »

Roswell
Freako

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« Reply #4 on: 06-29-2009 01:09 »

"Four million lines of Basic"

That's science, right? computer science I guess.
coldangel

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« Reply #5 on: 06-29-2009 01:34 »

"Mind the Keeler Gap" had me chortling stupidly.

But there are too many to recall.
hobbitboy

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« Reply #6 on: 06-30-2009 14:16 »

Well, I thought the aleph-null-plex (aleph-nought-, aleph-zero-) joke from Raging Bender was pretty funny.

   

Where is a 'number' corresponding to infinity, well one of the infinities anyway (the smallest one). But, technically that's a math joke not a science joke.

[Note the cameo from the number 9 guy.]

The 'Fry hanging from the segments of a giant digital clock' gag in Xmas Story is also pretty good but that's not a science joke either, its a technology joke.

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captjim

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« Reply #7 on: 06-30-2009 14:43 »

i always liked the "you changed the outcome by measuring it!" joke,  but the pi-in-one oil can was always a pretty good pun.
Freako

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« Reply #8 on: 06-30-2009 14:59 »

Third Third and Third milk
no wait, that is also math.
SpaceCase

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« Reply #9 on: 06-30-2009 18:18 »

... But, technically that's a math joke not a science joke.

You are technically correct, sir; the best kind of correct to be.

The 'Fry hanging from the segments of a giant digital clock' gag in Xmas Story is also pretty good but that's not a science joke either, its a technology joke.

Huh.
I thought it was a reference to an old Harold Lloyd gag from his 1923 silent film, "Safety Last."

   
   I'll just... ooze back out under the door now...

coldangel

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« Reply #10 on: 06-30-2009 18:32 »

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SpaceCase

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« Reply #11 on: 06-30-2009 19:29 »

Stop trying to seduce me, SpaceCase.

That statement is based on a factually incorrect assumption.

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« Reply #12 on: 06-30-2009 22:35 »

I always liked "with windchill, its 20 degrees below absolute zero" and "that's why scientists increased it [the speed of light] in 2208"
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« Reply #13 on: 06-30-2009 23:03 »

Surely "WINDMILLS DO NOT WORK THAT WAY!" deserves a mention.
dr.bender nye

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« Reply #14 on: 07-01-2009 00:58 »

Well, the only scientific joke I can think of that hasnt been mentioned would be the following:

Fry: It's crazy! How could they even know about a show from a thousand years ago?

Farnsworth: Well, Omicron Persei 8 is about a thousand light years away. So the electro-magnetic waves would just recently have gotten there. You see--

Fry: Magic. Got it.

By the way, little suggestion, might want to change the title to something like "Best Smartest Joke" so that we can throw up some of the good math jokes, too.
mossy

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« Reply #15 on: 07-01-2009 01:06 »

Surely "WINDMILLS DO NOT WORK THAT WAY!" deserves a mention.

indeed it does.

oh wait...
hobbitboy

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« Reply #16 on: 07-01-2009 15:20 »



      The 'Fry hanging from the segments of a giant digital clock' gag in Xmas Story is also pretty good but that's not a science joke either, its a technology joke.[


   Huh.
   I thought it was a reference to an old Harold Lloyd gag from his 1923 silent film, "Safety Last."


Uh, it is. That doesn't prevent it from being a joke (i.e., there to get a laugh, not because the plot requires it). The 'technology' bit refers to how large outdoor clocks have changed from analogue (with hands that rotate) to digital (segments that appear and vanish).

Actually another technology (which is really just applied science) joke is...

Bender: [shivering] It's so cold, my processor is running at peak efficiency.

from Bender's Big Score.

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lilkitten29

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« Reply #17 on: 07-01-2009 22:49 »

I liked the one little Physics joke in Less Than Hero....where Captain Yesterday (Fry) jumps off the ledge going after the quantum gemerald and Cloberlla (Leela) says something like "Fry, You can't fall down fast enough!" so she starts running down the stairs and makes it to the bottem before Fry does.
mctc

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« Reply #18 on: 07-02-2009 00:42 »

Those were great. I was sort of thinking jokes that require some understanding of the science to understand them. I definitly did not catch the infinityplex one thanks for pointing it out.

I think math counts as science.

I think "It's so cold, my processor is running at peak efficiency." is hilarious.

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« Reply #19 on: 07-02-2009 02:31 »
« Last Edit on: 07-13-2009 13:48 by Futurama_Freak1 »

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« Reply #20 on: 07-03-2009 08:02 »

I have to agree with mctc. The Uncertainty Principle is my favorite nerd joke in the series but in reality there are so many that I almost forget some of them are science related. Not to mention that some of the jokes fly so far over my head that I have no idea what they are talking about.
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« Reply #21 on: 07-13-2009 08:45 »

A gem in what is probably my least favorite episode "super collider...I just met her"
futz
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« Reply #22 on: 07-20-2009 04:13 »


jigielnik

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« Reply #23 on: 07-21-2009 20:58 »
« Last Edit on: 07-21-2009 21:03 »

By chance i have a special method  for determining the best science joke in Futurama (though the method itself is not scientific)

My father has a PhD in high energy nuclear physics, and works as a computer scientist, so he is perhaps as 'sciencey' as you can get.

As a result of his vast education and 'sciencey' experience (as well as his general lack of laughter while watching tv shows) i have come to realize that when he laughs at a science joke, it is truly the best of jokes, and nothing got him laughing or talking more than "you changed the outcome by measuring it!" something about the uncertainty principal just gets physicists going...
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« Reply #24 on: 07-21-2009 21:15 »

A gem in what is probably my least favorite episode "super collider...I just met her"

Ha that truely was a gem i still laugh like a mad man everytime i hear that even though ive seen it so much
MightyBooshFan91

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« Reply #25 on: 07-22-2009 22:27 »

My favourite has got to be "with windchill, its 20 degrees below absolute zero" in The Birdbot of Icecatraz.... and the additional comment by DXC in the commentary..."take that physicists! A blow to your precious logic!"
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« Reply #26 on: 07-22-2009 23:06 »

My favourite has got to be "with windchill, its 20 degrees below absolute zero" in The Birdbot of Icecatraz.... and the additional comment by DXC in the commentary..."take that physicists! A blow to your precious logic!"

Without ruining it too much.  Wind chill requires wind, and wind requires energy, and absolute zero requires no energy, so wind would actually make it warmer.

But still very funny.
MightyBooshFan91

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« Reply #27 on: 07-22-2009 23:26 »

My favourite has got to be "with windchill, its 20 degrees below absolute zero" in The Birdbot of Icecatraz.... and the additional comment by DXC in the commentary..."take that physicists! A blow to your precious logic!"

Without ruining it too much.  Wind chill requires wind, and wind requires energy, and absolute zero requires no energy, so wind would actually make it warmer.

But still very funny.

I knew that....who says I didn't?...*shifts eyes right and left*

That just makes DXC's comment even funnier...I just thought he meant about it being below absolute zero...
Frisco17

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« Reply #28 on: 07-23-2009 00:01 »

I knew that....who says I didn't?...*shifts eyes right and left*

That just makes DXC's comment even funnier...I just thought he meant about it being below absolute zero...

For which you would somehow need negative energy.
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« Reply #29 on: 07-24-2009 06:18 »

My favourite has got to be "with windchill, its 20 degrees below absolute zero" in The Birdbot of Icecatraz.... and the additional comment by DXC in the commentary..."take that physicists! A blow to your precious logic!"

Yeah, that one was pretty good. It makes no sence whatsoever but who cares? It's Futurama!
mctc

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« Reply #30 on: 07-26-2009 22:46 »

Oh yeah. the windchill one was great.
La Belle Leela

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« Reply #31 on: 07-27-2009 08:40 »

It's never been in the series, or the 4 DVD films, but one science joke I think would rock for the show.

(Best shown on a t-shirt worn by the Professor)

"Particle science gives me a hadron!"
Harold Ziod

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« Reply #32 on: 08-02-2009 03:35 »

One of my favorites is in 'A Big Piece of Garbage'

When they're using the Smell-o-scope

Fry: as long as you dont make me smell Uranus. Haha!

Leela:I dont get it?

Farnsworth: Sorry fry, astronomers re-named that planet in 2666 to end that stupid joke once and for all!

Fry: Oh, whats it called now?

Farnsworth: Urectum

Always tickles me!
i Suppose thats also not a science joke more astronomy than anything..still pretty darn funny! big grin
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« Reply #33 on: 08-02-2009 04:54 »

By chance i have a special method  for determining the best science joke in Futurama (though the method itself is not scientific)

My father has a PhD in high energy nuclear physics, and works as a computer scientist, so he is perhaps as 'sciencey' as you can get.

As a result of his vast education and 'sciencey' experience (as well as his general lack of laughter while watching tv shows) i have come to realize that when he laughs at a science joke, it is truly the best of jokes, and nothing got him laughing or talking more than "you changed the outcome by measuring it!" something about the uncertainty principal just gets physicists going...

And yet they couldn't be sure it was funny until somebody laughed at it. tongue
Phishy042

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« Reply #34 on: 08-03-2009 13:21 »

Perfectly symmetrical violence never solved anything.
dr.bender nye

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« Reply #35 on: 08-05-2009 00:51 »
« Last Edit on: 08-05-2009 00:54 »

I forgot about Quantum Leek Soup from Mothers Day

"Particle science gives me a hadron!"

That's a brilliant joke, had me laughing for a couple of minutes, thanks for that.
Frisco17

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« Reply #36 on: 08-05-2009 04:10 »

When is that from? I must have missed that one.
Go-a-Green-a

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« Reply #37 on: 08-07-2009 02:38 »

When is that from? I must have missed that one.

Its not from anywhere. But it IS brilliant.

Oh, and I don't know if this counts but in Bendless Love when the PE crew first learn that the professor is bent over Zoidberg says "He's acute!" Now, that probably isn't funny but for the longest time my friend had thought he said "He's so cute." And THAT is why that's funny to me. The confused look my friend gave me when she first saw that episode was pricless!
Frisco17

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« Reply #38 on: 08-07-2009 03:21 »

He actually yells "J'accuse!", which is French for 'I accuse".
Go-a-Green-a

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« Reply #39 on: 08-08-2009 00:55 »

He actually yells "J'accuse!", which is French for 'I accuse".

Interesting... the subtitles are wrong on my disk.
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