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Xanfor

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« Reply #40 on: 01-22-2012 08:04 »
« Last Edit on: 01-22-2012 08:05 »

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

Fixitfixitfixitfixitfixit!!  frown

You no understand joke in thread title.

TOTPD!


Tofu_Lion

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« Reply #41 on: 02-24-2012 02:48 »

I don't get "Nine, ten...a big fat hen. The name's Bender." For some reason I feel even if I knew the reference I'd still think it was lame.
YaBender!

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« Reply #42 on: 02-24-2012 02:58 »
« Last Edit on: 02-24-2012 03:03 »

The "nine, ten, a big fat hen" thing is a common rhyme that kid's say (or at least I hope they don't anymore).

One, two, tickle my shoe (or some crap like that).

A more better version of the rhyme's also featured in The Beatles song "All Together Now"

EDIT: cyber_turnip below is more correct about it.
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #43 on: 02-24-2012 02:59 »

It's a reference to this traditional nursery rhyme.

I don't think there's much of a joke to it, really. It just felt like the writer couldn't think of anything to say so he just quoted that for no real reason. Which I find funny because it's the sort of thing people do in real life.

EDIT: Somewhat beaten to it by YaBender!



Anyway, I was wondering if anybody could explain the joke of the title "War is the H-Word" to me. I've never understood what that's about. Is it some sort of "ass-hole" joke with Bender not being able to say the A-word? Is it a reference to the phrase "War is hell" that I can't quite make work as a joke? Is it something else entirely?
Tofu_Lion

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« Reply #44 on: 02-24-2012 03:03 »

Thanks guys.
CT...I always thought it was just a "war is hell" joke.
Solid Gold Bender

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« Reply #45 on: 02-24-2012 04:25 »

That's exactly what it is turnip. It's a little play on War is Hell, except is says h-word because Bender can't say ass. Of course it's referring to profanities in general...
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #46 on: 02-24-2012 05:46 »

I never really clicked with it on account of "Hell" not even registering with me as profanity like it seems to in America. But now that you point it out, it makes sense. Thanks!
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« Reply #47 on: 03-13-2012 17:46 »

"Are you ready to operate Doctor?"
"I`d love to, but first I have to perform surgery."


Obviously it`s a pun on the word operate, but I can`t think of what else operate would mean (without being paired with a noun, like "machinery").
Gorky

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« Reply #48 on: 03-14-2012 01:08 »

I've always accepted that as Zoidberg's attempt to be debonair and flirty (you know, in an Alan Alda, M*A*S*H-y  kind of way). The point of the joke, to my mind, is that Zoidberg is taking this totally innocuous word, "operate," and turning it into a not-particularly-amusing sexual innuendo.

To be honest, though, I've never given that bit much thought; my interpretation could be totally off-base.
Tofu_Lion

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« Reply #49 on: 03-14-2012 02:43 »

It's cause Zoidberg is a smooth operator...yeah, I don't know either. I guess I'll view it as sexual innuendo like Gorky said.
hughes

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« Reply #50 on: 03-14-2012 03:45 »
« Last Edit on: 03-14-2012 03:49 »

yeah, it's basically a send-up of M*A*S*H dialogue, Zoidberg acting like Hawkeye. And, since it's Zoidberg, he utterly fails

I've always wondered if the Professor's foot-wheel thing at the beginning of Neutopia is a reference to anything
Scrappylive

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« Reply #51 on: 03-14-2012 03:58 »

yeah, it's basically a send-up of M*A*S*H dialogue, Zoidberg acting like Hawkeye. And, since it's Zoidberg, he utterly fails

That. A lot of Zoidberg's jokes are based on his social incompetence, just like how a lot of Fry's jokes are based on his blatant stupidity.


I've always wondered if the Professor's foot-wheel thing at the beginning of Neutopia is a reference to anything

I'm pretty sure it's just a weird take on Segways. It also reveals how the Professor is able to run as fast as he was. I don't think there's a reference to any movie or anything like that, though.
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« Reply #52 on: 03-14-2012 17:05 »

I've always accepted that as Zoidberg's attempt to be debonair and flirty (you know, in an Alan Alda, M*A*S*H-y  kind of way). The point of the joke, to my mind, is that Zoidberg is taking this totally innocuous word, "operate," and turning it into a not-particularly-amusing sexual innuendo.

Exactly. It makes sense when you consider the season one precedent, though, what with "mindless repetitive tasks" and "left, down, rotate 62 degrees, engage rotor."
Bigsfeet

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« Reply #53 on: 03-14-2012 17:32 »

From 'The Farnsworth Paradox'

"Well, getting the brain out was the easy part. The hard part was getting the brain out."

I know it is a recurring joke about the professor being senile, but am I missing some reference here?

And hello everyone, I am new here.
DannyJC13

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« Reply #54 on: 03-14-2012 17:32 »

Well basically he's slightly mental and insane due to the fact that he's taken his brain out. tongue
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« Reply #55 on: 03-14-2012 17:36 »

I always thought it was a joke on the fact that 'getting the brain out' can be two different things.  Although, honestly, I don't know what the two different things are.
Welshy
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« Reply #56 on: 03-14-2012 21:35 »

Removing his brain caused so much damage to the Professors intelligence that he messes up a simple sentence like that. I think.
OhFryLanta

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« Reply #57 on: 07-19-2012 12:04 »

I never really understood the whole thing about owls. They appear in so many episodes and in "Bender's Game." What's with all the owls!??!?
Tastes Like Fry

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« Reply #58 on: 07-19-2012 13:17 »

I never really understood the whole thing about owls. They appear in so many episodes and in "Bender's Game." What's with all the owls!??!?

Explanation here
OhFryLanta

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« Reply #59 on: 07-19-2012 13:41 »
« Last Edit on: 07-19-2012 13:52 »

I never really understood the whole thing about owls. They appear in so many episodes and in "Bender's Game." What's with all the owls!??!?

Explanation here

THANK YOU SO MUCH. I go on that website a lot and I never thought to look up owls. *facepalm* But thank you!
Koobooki

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« Reply #60 on: 07-27-2012 23:23 »
« Last Edit on: 07-28-2012 08:57 by futurefreak »

Note by futurefreak - fixed the triple posting for you. Thanks for your understanding Koobooki and thanks to Danny for helping out a fellow newbie.

"We're owwwl xtermnators."

Well basically he's slightly mental and insane due to the fact that he's taken his brain out. tongue

Actually, I always thought the joke was because the Professor is by default a little wacko. You know, the whole mad scientist, genius-bordering-on-insane thing.

I've always wondered if the Professor's foot-wheel thing at the beginning of Neutopia is a reference to anything

I'm pretty sure it's just a weird take on Segways. It also reveals how the Professor is able to run as fast as he was. I don't think there's a reference to any movie or anything like that, though.

Scrappylive's got it. I think it's

A) a callback to a recurring Professor joke of personal machinery(flying couch, full-body doom suit etc.)

and

B) A chance to "fool" the audience for a few seconds. Which they've also done (Fry and Zoidberg sitting on a park bench).
DannyJC13

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« Reply #61 on: 07-27-2012 23:42 »

Not being negative or having a go at you, but you can edit your posts instead of double posting, people don't like that around here. roll eyes
Koobooki

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« Reply #62 on: 07-27-2012 23:49 »
« Last Edit on: 07-28-2012 03:09 »

Ok, I can understand that. The only reason I did is because they're referring to separate posts, sub-topics of this thread if you will. Anyway, just thought I'd keep it from get'n messy. I'll keep it in mind for next time though. Thanks Danny.
DannyJC13

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« Reply #63 on: 07-27-2012 23:49 »

No problem! big grin
Koobooki

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« Reply #64 on: 07-27-2012 23:55 »

So, I guess it's a bad idea to write replies as I'm reading through the thread backwards. Hmmm, I might have to try reading forwards...
Beanoz4

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« Reply #65 on: 07-28-2012 01:05 »

Well if you read it backwards I'm pretty sure you'll get confused at some point.
Mr Snrub

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« Reply #66 on: 07-28-2012 01:30 »

If you go in 'preview', you can add a horizontal, paragraph separating line in your comment which can help tidy it up a bit.
Koobooki

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« Reply #67 on: 07-28-2012 01:41 »

Well if you read it backwards I'm pretty sure you'll get confused at some point.

Well, I wasn't REALLY reading backwards, that would just be silly. I was SCANNING backwards to each original post. But hey, I can read a little bit upside-down.



Thanks Mr. Snrub!



Hey, I learn pretty fast (^c ^ )
Beanoz4

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« Reply #68 on: 07-28-2012 01:42 »
« Last Edit on: 07-28-2012 01:46 »

Well if you read it backwards I'm pretty sure you'll get confused at some point.

Well, I wasn't REALLY reading backwards, that would just be silly. I was SCANNING backwards to each original post. But hey, I can read a little bit upside-down.
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Edit: 1800 Posts big grin.
Koobooki

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« Reply #69 on: 07-28-2012 01:50 »

˙ǝǝs ı ɥo

HA! Cool trick!
Cosmic Zero B

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« Reply #70 on: 08-13-2012 21:59 »

Does anyone else get the joke in Love's Labours Lost in Space? The part where Amy and Fry are at the night club, and they talk about the rings,
Amy: Oh, wow! It's totally retro!

Fry: Why's everyone wearing those rings?

Amy: Guh! Because nobody wears them anymore! Rings are stupid!

Fry: I think they look cool.

Amy: Sh! Don't let anyone hear you say that!

Man: Hey, did that guy just say rings are cool?

Amy: Nope, he said they're stupid.

[The man thumbs-ups.]

Man: Cool!

 confused
Xanfor

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« Reply #71 on: 08-13-2012 22:36 »

A style that was popular in the past but is not any longer is retro. Sometimes, retro things experience a resurgence even though they are no longer considered modern. The joke is making fun of the fact the rings are popular because they're not popular anymore.
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