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Boxy Robot

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« on: 01-03-2012 19:35 »

Are there any jokes or gags in the show that to this day you still don't understand? (And maybe they could be explained to you by another member)

On a side note: If this thread is a copy of another then I will officially give up creating threads - FOREVER!  big grin
DannyJC13

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« Reply #1 on: 01-03-2012 19:40 »

This thread kind of already exists...
Beanoz4

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« Reply #2 on: 01-03-2012 19:43 »

Danny that's the thread for something you didn't notice at one point.
This is for jokes you don't  understand..
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« Reply #3 on: 01-03-2012 19:43 »

Same thing. The other thread explains them for you.
Boxy Robot

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« Reply #4 on: 01-03-2012 19:47 »

This is completely different  shifty Anyway, I didn't and still don't understand the gag in 'Lethal Inspection' with the guy in the center square insulting Hermes and a red cross appears on his desk (I'm sure it's some sort of game show in America but I'm not sure...)
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« Reply #5 on: 01-03-2012 19:48 »

Hollywood Squares.
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« Reply #6 on: 01-03-2012 20:50 »

Same thing. The other thread explains them for you.

That thread is for things you didn't get or notice until later.

This thread is for things you still don't get.
Solid Gold Bender

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« Reply #7 on: 01-04-2012 01:28 »

"But Calculon, I thought you were..."
"EGYPTIAN?"

What does that mean?
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #8 on: 01-04-2012 01:34 »

SGB, that's joke's meant to be utterly random and nonsensical. There isn't really much more to it than that.

Anyway, a lot of "Where No Fan Has Gone Before" went straight over my head, because I've never seen Star Trek before.
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« Reply #9 on: 01-04-2012 01:36 »

I guess it went right over my head because I'm so used to more smart humor, other than random lines like Family Guy.
Tofu_Lion

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« Reply #10 on: 01-04-2012 02:05 »

You have to remember: it was All My Circuits that had that random line, not Futurama wink
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« Reply #11 on: 01-04-2012 02:07 »

True, but I sorta expect more out of the show in general.
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« Reply #12 on: 01-04-2012 02:28 »

It was a sudden, overdramatic plot twist common to such soap operas.

You'd probably have to be a robot to fully understand the context.
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« Reply #13 on: 01-04-2012 02:30 »

I'd imagine so.....
Gorky

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« Reply #14 on: 01-04-2012 14:30 »

Anyway, a lot of "Where No Fan Has Gone Before" went straight over my head, because I've never seen Star Trek before.

Same here. The episode still works for me, though, since I can at least relate to the idea of being a rabid fan of a sci-fi show and feeling like the characters therein are your friends because you don't have any real friends. Fry's devotion to Star Trek, and his reasoning behind it, is just spot-on and really endearing.
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« Reply #15 on: 01-04-2012 14:35 »

For a better understanding of "Star Trek" without having to wach the classic series, I recommend "Galaxy Quest".
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« Reply #16 on: 01-04-2012 15:04 »

'Where No Fan Has Gone Before' certainly unlocks a great deal of its secrets when you actually start watching 'Star Trek'.

But I'd be happy to explain any specific moments that went over your head from it.
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« Reply #17 on: 01-04-2012 17:21 »

True, but I sorta expect more out of the show in general.

It's not made by bloody angels...
Solid Gold Bender

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« Reply #18 on: 01-04-2012 22:08 »

I don't know, I guess it's kinda funny. I'll let it pass.
Boxy Robot

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« Reply #19 on: 01-05-2012 19:50 »

This is far from a joke but could someone explain to me the 'Schrödinger's cat' thing in 'Law and Oracle' (I've tried looking on Wikipedia and I sort of understand it...)
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« Reply #20 on: 01-05-2012 20:18 »

It's a theory, or rather a criticism of quantum mechanics, whereby it poses a scenario in which a cat is placed in a box with some poison. It applies rules of quantum mechanics to every day items which basically means that whilst the box is closed and you can't know of the cat's well-being, the cat is both alive and dead until you open the box to check. Not that it could potentially be alive or dead, but it is literally both alive and dead at the same time, existing in two states. As I said, it's more of a criticism of quantum mechanics than an actual theory stating that the cat exists in two states.
And the cat and the box are just examples - it can be applied to anything. Until I look in my biscuit tin, I have to assume that all the biscuits have been eaten and all of the biscuits have been left for me.

'Law and Oracle', very lazily, crammed Schrodinger into the episode to say "Look, we're doing a science joke!" without actually doing anything interesting with it. I hated that joke although I adore the episode as a whole.

I'm sure someone can explain it better than I have, anyway.
Boxy Robot

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« Reply #21 on: 01-05-2012 20:23 »

It's a theory, or rather a criticism of quantum mechanics, whereby it poses a scenario in which a cat is placed in a box with some poison. It applies rules of quantum mechanics to every day items which basically means that whilst the box is closed and you can't know of the cat's well-being, the cat is both alive and dead until you open the box to check. Not that it could potentially be alive or dead, but it is literally both alive and dead at the same time, existing in two states. As I said, it's more of a criticism of quantum mechanics than an actual theory stating that the cat exists in two states.
And the cat and the box are just examples - it can be applied to anything. Until I look in my biscuit tin, I have to assume that all the biscuits have been eaten and all of the biscuits have been left for me.

'Law and Oracle', very lazily, crammed Schrodinger into the episode to say "Look, we're doing a science joke!" without actually doing anything interesting with it. I hated that joke although I adore the episode as a whole.

I'm sure someone can explain it better than I have, anyway.

Thank you so much (I also agree that the joke didn't really work at that moment in the episode) but yeah, that is a really interesting theory...
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« Reply #22 on: 01-05-2012 22:36 »

So, let's say if this theory is true, and then somehow time travel is invented, and then multiple timelines exist, how many cats would there be and in what state?
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« Reply #23 on: 01-05-2012 22:38 »

So, let's say if this theory is true, and then somehow time travel is invented, and then multiple timelines exist, how many cats would there be and in what state?
I'm sure you know time travel is possible, well, not exactly. The faster you go, the faster time goes around you. But nothing is faster than the speed of light.
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« Reply #24 on: 01-05-2012 22:39 »

What about that particle they just recently discovered? tongue
Solid Gold Bender

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« Reply #25 on: 01-05-2012 22:40 »

WHAT?! PM me a link or something. I want to talk down my science teacher!
DannyJC13

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« Reply #26 on: 01-05-2012 22:44 »

Eh, type it in on Google. "Particle faster than light" or something.
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« Reply #27 on: 01-05-2012 23:08 »

Does this make time travel possible?
DannyJC13

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« Reply #28 on: 01-05-2012 23:09 »

Ask.
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« Reply #29 on: 01-06-2012 04:37 »

If you want to get picky, we're technically travelling through time right now. Forwards through time at a rate of 1 second for every second relevant to us.
Solid Gold Bender

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« Reply #30 on: 01-06-2012 21:49 »

Alright then, how about at a rate of 1 week per second?
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« Reply #31 on: 01-06-2012 22:33 »

You are all presupposing that time itself exists. For people discussing such serious science, you have an awful lot of faith in something for which there is no conclusive evidence.
DannyJC13

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« Reply #32 on: 01-06-2012 22:34 »

What if we don't exist at all. Everything is nothing.
Solid Gold Bender

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« Reply #33 on: 01-06-2012 22:34 »

Well, I;m not going to argue, after all: I'm 13. wink


@DannyJC13: I can touch myself, that's how I know I exist.
Xanfor

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« Reply #34 on: 01-06-2012 22:38 »

What if we don't exist at all. Everything is nothing.

And it was such a promising illusion, too....
Beanoz4

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« Reply #35 on: 01-06-2012 22:43 »

@DannyJC13: I can touch myself
At night?
Solid Gold Bender

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« Reply #36 on: 01-06-2012 22:44 »

All the time, and my homework helps! laff
Beanoz4

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« Reply #37 on: 01-06-2012 22:46 »

Your homework helps to touch you at night?!

 wtf?
DannyJC13

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« Reply #38 on: 01-21-2012 10:31 »
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I don't get Fry's joke about being the "Tighty (or possibly "Tidy") Bowl Man"? It's from 'A Clockwork Origin'. wink

Ah, never mind, it's Ty-D-Bol, some commercial(s) from the 70s about a small guy in a boat, which is inside a toilet.

Strangely, the guy in the commercial died 12 days before 'A Clockwork Origin' aired. wtf?
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #39 on: 01-22-2012 07:49 »

Whenever I read the title of this topic, all I can think of is that annoying "Y U No guy".

Fixitfixitfixitfixitfixit!!  frown
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