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Javier Lopez

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« Reply #160 on: 08-23-2010 17:03 »

There are still countries aparently.. in the second episode Fry says "Who cares we live in the USA" and Leela reply "USA is part of the world" , also several mentions to other countries..

But yet , who espects consistency here?
Svip

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« Reply #161 on: 08-23-2010 17:08 »

Maybe it is only the United States that pretend they are the leaders of the world.
Aki

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« Reply #162 on: 08-23-2010 17:12 »

You mean subtitles?  I hope you mean subtitles.  Because it would be shameful for it to be dubbed.

Though, I have some times here in Denmark found the subtitles to be funnier than the line it is translating.  Often cruder too.
Yes, subtitles. Hm, I don't think I've ever noticed funnier subtitles than the actual line. But for some shows it's MUCH cruder for some reason - like Hell's Kitchen, when they throw in swears in the subs even when he use none.


A thought occurs:

If the  Earth is united under a single president (the head of Richard Nixon) then what is the function of the United Nations?

EU is united under a presidency, there are still countries in the EU. Earth is not a country, it's a planet. Compare to USA of the 21st century: It is a country, but all states have some own laws and permit different things. Earth of the 31st century (as I understand it) works like USA of today, with some overall laws and government but with different countries with different laws and cultures.

cyber_turnip

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« Reply #163 on: 08-23-2010 17:16 »

No one was disputing the existence of countries in Futurama.
Aki

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« Reply #164 on: 08-23-2010 17:17 »

There are still countries aparently.. in the second episode Fry says "Who cares we live in the USA" and Leela reply "USA is part of the world" , also several mentions to other countries..

But yet , who espects consistency here?
If you mean "expect", then I do.
htom
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« Reply #165 on: 08-23-2010 20:17 »
« Last Edit on: 08-23-2010 20:49 »

Some of the more notable bits to these eyes (that haven't been discussed lately):

1) Bender/Amy's body language on the emperor's yacht.  From the "wicked" eyes to slouching/lounging with a cigar dangling from the lips, it all shouts out "Bender" yet is still quite sexy in places. flirt

2) Does Bender/Amy actually say "Whither?" (rather than, say, "Whereto") when he finds out the Professor has run away?

3) I'm assuming the last gross-out by Fry/Zoidberg is that a tapeworm partially jumps out of his throat?

4) It's hard to determine the timeframe for the whole episode.  Except for the fact that Amy/Leela - Hermes/Leela gains and loses an emormous amount of weight (and Amy/Hermes loses much the same) I'd assume maybe two days at most, but that part of the plot proceeds much quicker than would happen in the here and now...

5) When Leela/Professor looks at Fry/Zoidberg she covers up one of her eyes.  not used to binocular vision?

6) The U.N. marquee resembles a famous one in Las Vegas but I can't recall which hotel it's for..
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #166 on: 08-23-2010 20:35 »

3) I'm assuming the last gross-out by Fry/Zoidberg is that a tapeworm partially jumps out of his throat?
I took it as Zoidberg just having a little mouthed tongue type thing, as a reference to Alien... but it could be a tapeworm instead, I'll have to watch it again.
Aki

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« Reply #167 on: 08-23-2010 21:15 »

1) Bender/Amy's body language on the emperor's yacht.  From the "wicked" eyes to slouching/lounging with a cigar dangling from the lips, it all shouts out "Bender" yet is still quite sexy in places. flirt*

Aww, yes, the body language is awesome throughout the episode, it all shows how unique all the characters are. A true masterpiece, in my opinion.

2) Does Bender/Amy actually say "Whither?" (rather than, say, "Whereto") when he finds out the Professor has run away?

Yes.

3) I'm assuming the last gross-out by Fry/Zoidberg is that a tapeworm partially jumps out of his throat?

I took it as an Alien reference (as cyber_turnip said).

6) The U.N. marquee resembles a famous one in Las Vegas but I can't recall which hotel it's for..

All of them?
sparkybarky

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« Reply #168 on: 08-23-2010 21:17 »


2) Does Bender/Amy actually say "Whither?" (rather than, say, "Whereto") when he finds out the Professor has run away?

3) I'm assuming the last gross-out by Fry/Zoidberg is that a tapeworm partially jumps out of his throat?


I heard Bender say "wither," and like any self-respecting fan, I watched this episode a few times.  big grin

And I also interpreted Fry/Zoidberg's tongue as a reference to the Alien creature. Cuh-oool!

htom
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« Reply #169 on: 08-23-2010 21:28 »

3) I'm assuming the last gross-out by Fry/Zoidberg is that a tapeworm partially jumps out of his throat?
I took it as Zoidberg just having a little mouthed tongue type thing, as a reference to Alien... but it could be a tapeworm instead, I'll have to watch it again.

I can see that as well.  I think the reason I first thought "tapeworm" was that the "Barnacles on my tuchus" comment put me in the frame of mind that Zoidberg is rife with parasites and such.
JustNibblin

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« Reply #170 on: 08-24-2010 01:06 »

One little detail I found interesting is the "Employee of the Month" wall, which suggests that Planet Express has been around since 2992, and thus Amy and Hermes have been employees for 18 years.   I guess Amy must have started out as an undergrad intern ;-)

Is there any "canon" information on when Planet Express was founded?
soylentOrange

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« Reply #171 on: 08-24-2010 01:11 »

well, we know indirectly that it has been around for awhile.  There were at least two crews prior to the current one (one that died in the space-bee hive, and another headed by Captain Musky).  And When Mom asks the professor "what he's been up to all these years" he replies "sending delivery crews to their doom".  I don't think we have a set founding date though, no. 
bend_her

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« Reply #172 on: 08-24-2010 03:04 »

3) I'm assuming the last gross-out by Fry/Zoidberg is that a tapeworm partially jumps out of his throat?
I took it as Zoidberg just having a little mouthed tongue type thing, as a reference to Alien... but it could be a tapeworm instead, I'll have to watch it again.

I can see that as well.  I think the reason I first thought "tapeworm" was that the "Barnacles on my tuchus" comment put me in the frame of mind that Zoidberg is rife with parasites and such.

Or it could be one of these guys:


Also known as the Tongue eating parasite. Just when you thought you couldn't be grossed out more... big grin
Frisco17

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« Reply #173 on: 08-24-2010 03:39 »

Jimmy, haunt their dreams!

KidDynamite1991
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« Reply #174 on: 08-24-2010 04:28 »

Best episode in the new season. Loved every minute of it. Just my opinion of course, you can think what you want.
Ralph Snart

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« Reply #175 on: 08-24-2010 08:07 »

I'm amazed that nobody has complained that Leela enjoys going to movies starring Nicolas Cage.  Not his head, but the whole body.

::shrug::  Maybe he was cloned.
MatMan

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« Reply #176 on: 08-24-2010 11:53 »

I don't think Nicolas Cage being whole would be an issue seeing as she was referring to National Treasure.
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« Reply #177 on: 08-24-2010 12:30 »

I don't think Nicolas Cage being whole would be an issue seeing as she was referring to National Treasure.

So she would pay $14 to see a 1,000 year old movie (Okay, $12 with the Farnsworth Senior Discount)?

Still, she has good taste in actors.  My wife loves Nic Cage.  The only movie he's been in that she doesn't like is Ghost Rider (which I loved).
Aki

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« Reply #178 on: 08-24-2010 12:33 »

Nicolas Cage is indeed a good actor. I don't really care for the genre he's mostly in (action), but there are some nice pearls out there.
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« Reply #179 on: 08-24-2010 12:44 »

@ Aki:

I can tell you one movie he's in that sucks rocks:  The Wicker Man.  The movie is so bad, it must have been written/directed/produced by Ed Wood.
Aki

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« Reply #180 on: 08-24-2010 12:45 »

Never seen. red face But I guess I shouldn't, then.
Bend-err

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« Reply #181 on: 08-24-2010 12:48 »

Ralph: and that's why you don't watch American remakes, watch the British version from 1973 instead tongue
Ralph Snart

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« Reply #182 on: 08-24-2010 13:24 »

@ Booze:

I don't know...  I know the Nic Cage version was so bad it gave me cancer.  I'm afraid what the Brit version may do to me.

Honest to God, towards the end, Nic Cage wore a gorilla suit and slapped the female co-star.

It doesn't get much worse than that.
Boltzmann_Fan

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« Reply #183 on: 08-24-2010 14:10 »

Actually, it was a bear suit...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6i2WRreARo&feature=search
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #184 on: 08-24-2010 15:33 »

Nic Cage is a wonderful actor but he seems hell bent on making shit films. And when he knows he's in a shit film, he really obviously doesn't care about turning in a decent performance. I thought he was on the verge of a career revival after Kick-Ass but obviously not.

And the original The Wicker Man is a fantastic film.
Aki

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« Reply #185 on: 08-24-2010 16:26 »

I checked into The Wicker Man after never having heard of it before, and it sounds cool. Anyway, Prisoner of Benda... maybe Nicolas Cage is neither Cage's head nor his real body but his great [...] grand child in the year 3010? Or himself in a robotic body Nixon?
LobsterMooch
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« Reply #186 on: 08-24-2010 16:43 »
« Last Edit on: 12-01-2011 18:37 »

 cry
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« Reply #187 on: 08-24-2010 17:16 »

Even broke and in debt, he's still spending money.  He recently paid some couple of million $$$ to have a Pyramid built to place his body when he dies.

He's the personification of the US Government!
LobsterMooch
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« Reply #188 on: 08-24-2010 17:33 »
« Last Edit on: 12-01-2011 18:37 »

 cry
Ghost and Horse

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« Reply #189 on: 08-24-2010 18:24 »

As long as Leaving Las Vegas, Bringing Out the Dead, Adaptation, Port of Call: New Orleans, Raising Arizona and a majority of the action films he made in the 90s continue to exist, Nic Cage can make all the shit movies he wants and he will still be the king of awesome.
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #190 on: 08-24-2010 18:50 »

It's refreshing to see people who actually love the guy.

I can't bring the name up in conversation with my friends without being laughed out of the room.
They all seem to confuse poor films with being a bad actor when that really isn't the case. I mean, have you seen what De Niro's been starring in lately?
shaddupshaddup

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« Reply #191 on: 08-25-2010 03:26 »

Great episode, best in a long while.  10/10
Fnord
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« Reply #192 on: 08-25-2010 09:31 »

Ralph: and that's why you don't watch American remakes, watch the British version from 1973 instead tongue

Or the 1972 version of "Solaris" (from Russia) ... I've heard it's much better.
seattlejohn01

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« Reply #193 on: 08-25-2010 11:22 »

Loved "Prisoner of Benda"!  Gave it a 9/10.
MatMan

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« Reply #194 on: 08-25-2010 12:52 »

Just on the topic of Nic Cage, I quite like him. I really liked Matchstick Men.
Wilyfish

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« Reply #195 on: 08-26-2010 17:04 »

Wasn't Nicolas Cage "still alive" as a gorilla in the "It's Lobstertainment" episode? Or was that a different actor? When I watched this episode I mentally matched it to the Lobstertainment gorilla ;p
Nixorbo

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« Reply #196 on: 08-26-2010 17:23 »

That was Jack Nicholson.
ShepherdofShark

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« Reply #197 on: 08-26-2010 18:29 »
« Last Edit on: 08-26-2010 18:32 »

Just on the topic of Nic Cage, I quite like him. I really liked Matchstick Men.

His finest hour was the remake of The Wicker Man. That film is pure lol.

Especially this bit.
JBERGES

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« Reply #198 on: 08-26-2010 20:32 »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5eLKaHFdS9o&feature=watch_response

Anyways, what if it was actually Nickel-us Cage?  I mean, they already made that joke once in the episode, right?
flesheatingbull

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« Reply #199 on: 08-27-2010 03:38 »

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