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DannyJC13

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« on: 08-21-2011 00:15 »

Something I have pondered for a long time, what is that building next to PE used for? It always has a Slurm billboard on top of it, the windows on the side facing the PE entrance are boarded up and there appears to be a lamp post with a screen on it or something connected to it. Thoughts? Ideas?



The Lamp Post thingy:

Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #1 on: 08-21-2011 00:20 »

Secret storage space for the Professors spare doomsday devices? I mean, they repair the Planet Express ship on another surrounding nearby patch of land. Also, if it is the Professors building perhaps he gets revenue for the Slurm sign?...
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« Reply #2 on: 08-21-2011 00:22 »

I'd also like them to visit that junkyard across the street. big grin

But, meh, I doubt it's the Professor's, surely it would've been mentioned by now? hmpf

They should make loads of mysterious/weird things happen there, do a scene with Cubert telling the other kids a spooky story about it at a sleepover or whatever, all leading up to an ep where we find out what's inside, that'd be great! big grin
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« Reply #3 on: 08-21-2011 00:28 »
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I like your Cubert idea, and you've made me realise that there is potential with the building for an episode; something to enrich the Futurama universe and add that extra little bit of depth. I mean the only neighbours that have really been explored are the Signoids. There is so much of the surrounding area and buildings left to be explored and mysteries uncovered...
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« Reply #4 on: 08-21-2011 00:30 »

i've always thought that they may use those locations in a future episode. i still hope that they do.
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« Reply #5 on: 08-21-2011 00:31 »

Signoids.

It's Cygnoids. tongue

And yes I agree with you both, these surrounding buildings have always made me curious. big grin
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« Reply #6 on: 08-21-2011 00:46 »


In which case I blame Google for misguiding me. I typed it into Google before committing to posting it and saw the two top results as Futurama related and assumed that was enough to confirm it was correct. It seems that previous peoples mistakes have mislead me no no...

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« Reply #7 on: 08-21-2011 00:47 »

I base all my Futurama info off of the Infopshere.

http://theinfosphere.org/Cygnoids
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« Reply #8 on: 08-21-2011 00:49 »

I should do really, but I have such a habit of checking things in Google. I guess it just doesn't work for obscure things like this though, so lesson learned hmpf...
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« Reply #9 on: 08-21-2011 01:00 »

Ooh, I really like the idea of more episodes explaining the stuff around the PE building, seeing as I have no idea what the answer to your original question is.
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« Reply #10 on: 08-21-2011 01:00 »

Ooh, I really like the idea of more episodes explaining the stuff around the PE building, seeing as I have no idea what the answer to your original question is.

Nobody does... That's the whole point of the thread, speculation and whatnot. big grin
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« Reply #11 on: 08-21-2011 01:03 »

Looks KINDA like a natural gas or methane gas recovery station they have at land fields. And, with Old New York decaying underneath, that could make sense.
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« Reply #12 on: 08-21-2011 09:25 »


In which case I blame Google for misguiding me. I typed it into Google before committing to posting it and saw the two top results as Futurama related and assumed that was enough to confirm it was correct. It seems that previous peoples mistakes have mislead me no no...

That is a very good justification for teaching people how to spell, right?
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« Reply #13 on: 08-21-2011 09:28 »

I think the building is where the professor stores his assorted lengths of wire.
DannyJC13

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« Reply #14 on: 08-21-2011 10:17 »

I think the building is where the professor stores his assorted lengths of wire.

His collection must have grown quite a bit... eek
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« Reply #15 on: 08-21-2011 12:56 »


In which case I blame Google for misguiding me. I typed it into Google before committing to posting it and saw the two top results as Futurama related and assumed that was enough to confirm it was correct. It seems that previous peoples mistakes have mislead me no no...

That is a very good justification for teaching people how to spell, right?

Sure...
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« Reply #16 on: 08-21-2011 20:09 »

Hello, I'm new here and this is my first post.. Anyway, I've always wanted to see an episode where they wonder around their town. It looks pretty rough and run down in a few of the episodes, with owl infestations.
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« Reply #17 on: 08-21-2011 20:14 »

Hi, welcome to Peel, fantafob smile...

They sort of did wander about a bit in My Three Suns, and I guess in other eps too. Another off the top of my head is Three Hundred Big Boys. I know what you mean though, I would like them to explore their local surroundings more as well, and a whole ep in which the storyline centres around enriching this part of the Futurama universe would be most welcome in my book!...
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« Reply #18 on: 08-21-2011 21:23 »

NNY is one of the reasons I love Futurama, definately needs more exploration. big grin
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« Reply #19 on: 08-21-2011 21:24 »

That lamp post kind of looks like a futuristic bird house.
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« Reply #20 on: 08-21-2011 21:26 »

That lamp post kind of looks like a futuristic bird house.

What's the screen used for then? tongue
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« Reply #21 on: 08-21-2011 22:00 »

To tell the birds if it's full or vacant? tongue Perhaps birds have evolved into super intelligent creatures in the future, and it would probably be for the owls if anything, they're intelligent, right?...
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« Reply #22 on: 08-21-2011 22:08 »

i've always thought that they may use those locations in a future episode. i still hope that they do.
I was just thinking that. I would really enjoy if they did that, like how we saw more of the PlanEx building in How Hermes Requistioned His Groove Back. I think it was the PlanEx building, that bureaucrating area was so huge though...maybe I am mistaken. I just remember the tubes going places, heh.
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« Reply #23 on: 08-22-2011 01:21 »

If it were a little taller I'd say it was a watchtower.

But maybe it is both, a home base for the 'Exocoms' from 'Mom's Old Fashioned Video Surveillence Unit'.

Those guys who busted Bender.
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« Reply #24 on: 08-22-2011 01:48 »

This was a good catch, I would like them to expore NNY more to integrate some of these background structures and place them into the foreground. I always appreciate the NNY scene episodes. I still don't feel they have explored the city to its fullest.
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« Reply #25 on: 08-22-2011 02:06 »

The thing is, will they explore NNY to its fullest, or are we just blindly hoping that they will as hardcore fans? Would they rather just tell stories like Yo Leela Leela instead? hmpf...
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« Reply #26 on: 08-22-2011 02:27 »

Re: Thread question.

I like to think that it's the Pottery Barn across the street that Hermes refers to in Mother's Day
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« Reply #27 on: 08-22-2011 02:31 »

Haha, interesting observation Jezzem.

The thing is, will they explore NNY to its fullest, or are we just blindly hoping that they will as hardcore fans? Would they rather just tell stories like Yo Leela Leela instead? hmpf...
Or maybe for people like me the city will never feel like its been explored to the fullest, to me that would occur when those kind of episodes got stale and monotonous.
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« Reply #28 on: 08-24-2011 13:59 »

I asked Eric Rogers, and:

@DannyJC13 I'm sitting next to Matt Groening right now. Here is your answer: "No idea."

Woo, MG kind of talked to me! big grin Anyway, that's the big mystery solved. And that's a good thing. Now they can make it whatever they want and give it a plotline. big grin
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« Reply #29 on: 08-24-2011 14:04 »

Nice one, DannyJC13! Perhaps your question will have planted the seed of ideas for a potential use of the building in a future ep! We can only hope...
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« Reply #30 on: 08-24-2011 16:28 »


In which case I blame Google for misguiding me. I typed it into Google before committing to posting it and saw the two top results as Futurama related and assumed that was enough to confirm it was correct. It seems that previous peoples mistakes have mislead me no no...


Cygnoids (as the correct spelling) should be obvious to anybody who knows their constellations.

However, for the rest of everybody, I feel compelled to point out that much like the designation Earthican, the name denotes their place of origin. They come from the constellation Cygnus. This is sometimes referred to as the Swan. Google Earth actually has a star map that'll let you find it and locate its position relative to you, so that next time you have a clear night you can go look for it.
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #31 on: 08-24-2011 16:33 »

Well it seems pretty obvious that I don't know my constellations, oh well hmpf...
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« Reply #32 on: 08-28-2011 18:31 »
« Last Edit on: 08-28-2011 18:36 »

Found another pretty good pic of the building, full shot this time.



There are a lot of pipes and vents on it. smile
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« Reply #33 on: 08-28-2011 21:01 »

Looks like a shop. That ground floor window looks designed to display merchandise.

Perhaps it is Pottery Barn. Although it might be the Lesbian Coven's charity shop. tongue
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« Reply #34 on: 08-28-2011 21:47 »

I asked Eric Rogers, and:

@DannyJC13 I'm sitting next to Matt Groening right now. Here is your answer: "No idea."

Woo, MG kind of talked to me! big grin Anyway, that's the big mystery solved. And that's a good thing. Now they can make it whatever they want and give it a plotline. big grin

Haha, wow, that's awesome!
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« Reply #35 on: 08-30-2011 21:03 »

Someone must care enough for it to have it rebuilt, cause it was completely destroyed in Benderama:



(Also, PE looks really chunky and out-of-shape in that image. hmpf)
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« Reply #36 on: 08-31-2011 01:49 »

why would someone rebuild the Lesbian Coven's char... OH! I see...
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« Reply #37 on: 08-31-2011 02:44 »

(Also, PE looks really chunky and out-of-shape in that image. hmpf)

I agree, it kind of looks compressed...
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« Reply #38 on: 09-08-2011 08:15 »


In which case I blame Google for misguiding me. I typed it into Google before committing to posting it and saw the two top results as Futurama related and assumed that was enough to confirm it was correct. It seems that previous peoples mistakes have mislead me no no...

That is a very good justification for teaching people how to spell, right?

Sure...

Rereading this thread, I noticed that in the Google post, whoever it was misspelled "there".

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My theory about the building is that it's the strip club whose wall fell down right before ALOHO.
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