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hobbitboy

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« Reply #80 on: 07-24-2010 12:04 »

"¡Ay! Cantina Turner" in Tijuana.

also

Herme's cubicle at the Central Bureaucracy is in Cubicle Room 729.
The cubicles are arranged in a 9 × 9 × 9 block and 9 × 9 × 9 = 729.

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Regulator

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« Reply #81 on: 07-24-2010 13:16 »

That one sign outside Elzar's.

Something like Goulash. All you can climb! XD
Kryten

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« Reply #82 on: 07-27-2010 06:17 »

The running gag with the sign at the financial aid dorm in "Mars University".
SweetZombieJesus

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« Reply #83 on: 07-27-2010 17:20 »
« Last Edit on: 08-09-2010 22:42 by Gopher »

I love any and all of the signs outside of Elzar's as they make me laugh so hard.

In Teenage Mutant Leela's Hurdles I love the sign from the sewer water treatment plant which Sal is 'cleaning' with iodine.

"Out duty is clear"
totalnerd undercanada

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« Reply #84 on: 07-28-2010 07:24 »

I understand the joke, knowing that the Americanised pronunciation of duty is "doody" and that a doody is a poo in American, but it's not a joke that will translate well for many people across international boundaries.
seattlejohn01

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« Reply #85 on: 07-28-2010 07:27 »

I still chuckle over the "Bachelor Chow" references.  Brilliant...

Bachelor chow... now with Flavor!
Gorky

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« Reply #86 on: 07-29-2010 05:51 »

Two background gags from the new season:

1.) In "Rebirth", I love that Hermes says he's leaving for the showers, and then you see him on the surveillance tapes in the background. I didn't notice that until my second viewing, and it distracted me so much (in a good, guffaw-inducing way) that I barely paid attention to what Fry and Leela were saying.

2.) The sign greeting Hermes and Bender when they get to Mexico in "Lethal Inspection": "Welcome to Mexico: Silver Medal Winner, Mexican-American War."
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« Reply #87 on: 07-29-2010 06:02 »

When I saw the second one I heard Fry say, "Kicked your ass." in my head.
futurefreak

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« Reply #88 on: 08-09-2010 21:44 »

I don't think I saw anyone mention the running gag with Bender's chest compartment. Like in Godfellas how Bender pulls out a piano when there was nothing there a few secs earlier. Or how he pulls out 3 goldfish jars in A Bicyclops Built for Two. Or when he flushes himself in The Cyber House Rules. Now my favorite one is from Lethal Inspection, when that lizard goes through his eyes and out his compartment hahah it was so unexpected and cute.
DaJacksterN

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« Reply #89 on: 08-09-2010 22:29 »

Amy's calendar before she wipes verything clear to fill all of her free time with 'Motherhood' in Kif Gets Knocked Up a Notch. There's a bajillion hilarious visual gags about her to-do's, including "feel bad for people less popular than me" and the like.
willsterdude3000

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« Reply #90 on: 08-09-2010 22:38 »

Has anyone noticed that the new season of Futurama has considerably less background/sign gags? Maybe the cut budget also meant a cut in time thinking up sign jokes.
totalnerd undercanada

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« Reply #91 on: 08-10-2010 03:24 »

Amy's calendar before she wipes verything clear to fill all of her free time with 'Motherhood' in Kif Gets Knocked Up a Notch. There's a bajillion hilarious visual gags about her to-do's, including "feel bad for people less popular than me" and the like.

Kif clearing Zapp's "schedule" in TPWP is better. big grin
Jezzem

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« Reply #92 on: 08-10-2010 03:46 »

Has anyone noticed that the new season of Futurama has considerably less background/sign gags? Maybe the cut budget also meant a cut in time thinking up sign jokes.

Uh, no? I noticed that there weren't a whole lot of sight gags in the first few episodes but since Proposition Infinity there's been just about as many sight gags as there used to be.
speedracer
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« Reply #93 on: 08-10-2010 03:56 »

Thanks to Vinay Deolalikar, this gag is the clear winner (assuming his proof checks out).

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« Reply #94 on: 08-10-2010 03:58 »

It actually makes sense for P not to be NP, when you think about it.  There are more advantages to it being not equal than the opposite.
Jezzem

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« Reply #95 on: 08-10-2010 04:08 »

I like that Futurama can have a sight gag like the P and NP thing in the same frame as Emergency Beans and Condensed Milt.
speedracer
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« Reply #96 on: 08-10-2010 04:13 »

It actually makes sense for P not to be NP, when you think about it.  There are more advantages to it being not equal than the opposite.

It seems fairly "obvious" given the difficulty of the traveling salesman problem, factoring, etc., but theoretical computer science/theory of algorithms is a really young subject which we still don't know a whole lot about (compared to other areas of math).  I certainly wouldn't have bet money on P vs. NP either way.
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« Reply #97 on: 08-10-2010 05:56 »
« Last Edit on: 08-10-2010 05:57 »


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Kif clearing Zapp's "schedule" in TPWP is better. big grin

Hot damn, I never even thought to look at that one. I must check it out! Knowing Zapp...I can't even guess what would be on it.
SweetZombieJesus

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« Reply #98 on: 08-11-2010 14:19 »

Well, I played with an Etch-A-Sketch throughout my childhood so that joke was hilarious for me when Kif cleared his "schedule"!
willsterdude3000

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« Reply #99 on: 08-11-2010 22:36 »

How could you write words with something that can only write Left, Right, up, down and diagonally
Gopher

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« Reply #100 on: 08-11-2010 22:37 »

totalnerd undercanada

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« Reply #101 on: 08-11-2010 22:39 »

Whilst that's very nice, and somewhat answers the question, there are no words there. tongue
willsterdude3000

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« Reply #102 on: 08-11-2010 22:41 »
« Last Edit on: 08-11-2010 22:53 by Gopher »

:mona lisa etch-a-sketch:

Well obviously some people are very talented with the toy.
Jarvio

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« Reply #103 on: 08-11-2010 23:12 »

Farnsworth breaking his neck (The Duh-Vinci Code)

Amy having a jetpack accident in the background (Xmas Story)
zotobom

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« Reply #104 on: 08-12-2010 14:24 »

Scruffy that reads a magazine = National Pornographic.

x)
I like how Scruffy always doesnt show hes emotions x)
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« Reply #105 on: 08-28-2011 20:50 »

Being the hardcore LOST fan that I am I really enjoyed seeing the Oceanic Flight 815 airplane floating in the spaceship graveyard in Möbius Dick...
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #106 on: 08-29-2011 09:31 »

My favourite is in "Amazon Woman In The Mood":

In the scene where Fry, Bender, Zapp and Kif are chained to the wall, and bedner explains how he technically isn't a man.

When he goes to bang his crotch, he effortlessly pulls his hand out of the shackles and puts them back in. Meaning, he could escape at any second. That just kills me, the way he does it.  laff The funnier part is, it isn't even clear that it's even an intentional joke!

Also, in the same episode, it shows a flashback of the crew going into the PE building after they escape the Titanic. Bender can be seen tossing the Countess' bracelet in the trash  laff
Tofu_Lion

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« Reply #107 on: 08-29-2011 09:36 »

My favorite background joke has to be from Prop Infinite, the part where Bender and Amy are leading protests for robosexuality, Hermes is in the background protesting his own important cause.
DannyJC13

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« Reply #108 on: 08-29-2011 13:01 »

When he goes to bang his crotch, he effortlessly pulls his hand out of the shackles and puts them back in. Meaning, he could escape at any second. That just kills me, the way he does it.  laff The funnier part is, it isn't even clear that it's even an intentional joke!

I also like his method of getting to Mrs. Astor's house in TMAR. laff
Tofu_Lion

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« Reply #109 on: 09-02-2011 20:12 »

From Lesser of Two Evils, the part where Fry asks Bender why he's been wearing that scarf, Bender says something about Fry having no sense of fashion, then gives perhaps the funniest looking pose in Futurama history. You know what I'm talking about.
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