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Dannilicious

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« Reply #200 on: 11-07-2003 11:57 »

I got that general idea...but how the heck could Zoidberg make mini claws? o.o And why would he feed them to his friends?
Lurrr

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« Reply #201 on: 11-07-2003 14:00 »

 
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didn't get that keeglesizer joke...what makes it so dirty??

See here
KurtPikachu2001

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« Reply #202 on: 11-07-2003 14:35 »

I understand pretty much all the jokes from Futurama.  I didn't get the one in The Honking at first about Ed Begley Jr.'s car.  Now I know that was a reference from that movie "Christine".
Prof. Wernstrum

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« Reply #203 on: 11-07-2003 17:40 »

I don't think the I, Roommate thing is supposed to make sense, it's just making a joke about how the characters know more about how the future works than the viewers.
SweetSweetCandy

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« Reply #204 on: 11-08-2003 01:36 »

What about in "Fry and the slurm factory" where the slurm queen talks about how honey comes from a bee's behind, milk from a cows.

Then she tells fry and leela that they dont wanna know where toothpaste comes from.

What does this mean?
Action Jacktion

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« Reply #205 on: 11-08-2003 02:33 »

 
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Originally posted by Dannilicious:
In "I, roomate", when the cast is sitting down to watch All My Circuits, Zoidberg is handing around a plate of what looks like crab or lobster claws, and Hermes takes one and takes a bite and says "this is great!" and Zoidberg says "Thank you, I made them myself", and Hermes promtly spits out the contents of his mouth in disgust.
I assumed they were his young, meaning he literally made them himself.  That could have been the intention, since this episode came before the one in which his mating cycle was discussed.

 
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Originally posted by SweetSweetCandy:
What about in "Fry and the slurm factory" where the slurm queen talks about how honey comes from a bee's behind, milk from a cows.

Then she tells fry and leela that they dont wanna know where toothpaste comes from.

What does this mean?
You squeeze it from some disgusting animal.
Pikka Bird

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« Reply #206 on: 11-08-2003 08:28 »

Exactly... (not sure about the Zoidberg "mini-claws" joke, though)
In WMIBACIL during the clawplach (sp?), everybody rises to the national anthem. This cracked me up simply because of the tune itself... but is there something more to this?
Thoth

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« Reply #207 on: 11-08-2003 09:09 »

yeah, i haven't really seen Star Trek, but im told that it's the music from when Spoch and Kirk fight to the death
Lurrr

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« Reply #208 on: 11-08-2003 10:05 »
« Last Edit on: 11-08-2003 10:05 »

The music is lifted straight from the Star Trek: TOS episode 'Amok Time'. For the non-trekkies among us, I will summarise:

Spock starts behaving irrationally on the Enterprise and it is revealed that he is undergoing the Vulcan mating period which occurs every five years. He returns to his home planet to marry his betrothed but, since she is in love with someone else, he must fight her new love to the death (which she says is Kirk).

EDIT- The joke about Zoidberg's 'mini-claws'- The joke is that Hermes thinks that the claws were made from Zoidberg (or whatever). This doesn't mean they were.
SweetSweetCandy

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« Reply #209 on: 11-08-2003 21:33 »

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You squeeze it from some disgusting animal.[/QUOTE]

I understand that but i was just wondering if toothpaste actually does come from anything disgusting or if that is just a random joke.
David A

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« Reply #210 on: 11-08-2003 21:44 »

You don't wanna know.   tongue
Ranadok

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« Reply #211 on: 11-08-2003 23:50 »

 
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Originally posted by Lurrr:
The music is lifted straight from the Star Trek: TOS episode 'Amok Time'.
  The music is also used a bunch of other times in TOS, it is general fight music. However the whole episode was based around Amok Time, so that is the best reference for it, I guess.

SweetSweetCandy

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« Reply #212 on: 11-09-2003 01:16 »

The ther joke i dont get is at the end of "A Flight To Remember" when Hermes tells Bender that the jewellary is fake.

Does that mean that the countess was pretending to be rich as well or just that she got ripped off buying it?
SweetShrimp

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« Reply #213 on: 11-09-2003 01:35 »

I think the bracelet was supposed to me making fun of the "Heart of the Ocean", the necklace with the huge ass diamond for those who don't remember.  I wouldn't read too much into the "it's fake" statement, it's just supposed to be the final punchline (it's even funnier to watch AWITM and see Bender toss it in the trash during Kif's Titanic flashback).

I think that's the thing with most of these jokes...you just have to not take them too seriously.  Most of the time, what I've found is they're just exaggerations.  Matt Groening isn't really trying to reveal to the world that toothpaste comes from the tush of some disgusting animal, or that stamps are really made out of toad mucus, or that special sauce is "special" because it's a home to little worms that will burrow inside you and make you smart enough to play a holophonor.  They're just meant to exaggerate things, a common technique used in comedy, and give you a little giggle.

That's just what I think anyway.
ChAnCe

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« Reply #214 on: 11-09-2003 13:47 »
« Last Edit on: 11-09-2003 13:47 »

Yeah, I mean its like a cute little kitty..
You like looking and playing with it but if you tear it open to see how it works you sort of spoil the whole 'cute' thing it had going, u know?

Ahh..crap.. never mind..That didn't really make much sense to me either.
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futuramamama

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« Reply #215 on: 11-09-2003 15:34 »

His name is Al Yankovic of Weird Al Yankovic fame. The movie is called "lufta er for alle" in norwegian, and probably is called Airwaves or something originaly. He works to save a radiostation. You've possibliy seen the Conan the librarian clip somewhere? anhyoo, that's from that movie
futuramamama

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« Reply #216 on: 11-09-2003 15:35 »

Ah crap! The answer above refered to an earlier question, sorry, thought I was at the end of the line.
Beamer

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« Reply #217 on: 11-09-2003 18:07 »

The "Flight To Remember" fake bracelet joke was just supposed to be funny because the fact that the bracelet was fake upset Bender a lot more than the countess's death. I wouldn't worry too much about why the countess had a fake bracelet. You'd assume she just got ripped off or something, as the writers wouldn't add a "fake countess" twist to the story unless it was necessary. Don't think too far into it, the joke's really only supposed to be a funny way to end the episode.
SweetShrimp

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« Reply #218 on: 11-09-2003 19:42 »

 
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Originally posted by ChAnCe:
Yeah, I mean its like a cute little kitty..
You like looking and playing with it but if you tear it open to see how it works you sort of spoil the whole 'cute' thing it had going, u know?

The analogy works...although it's disturbing, and I all the sudden worry about cute little kitties you happen to come across  frown ...that's the point though...
Pikka Bird

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« Reply #219 on: 11-09-2003 20:44 »

Futuramamamamamama (OK, I'll stop with the mamama's- it's just that my vision is blurry from wearyness) BUT:
Weird Al's full name is NOT Weird Al Yanckovic (as I believe davenotdave wrote MUCH earlier)
-It's Alfred Matthew Yankovic and he does NOT basically change other pepole's work into spoofs. Roughly half of the material is his own. He did the title song for the Leslie Nielsen movie "Spy Hard" and starred in one of the "Naked Gun" movies. And also the stuff Futuramamama wrote. He has had a series of creepy-ugly long, curly hairdos but now, it's plain and simple. I know a lot about this dude. A lot more than you'll want to read here...
and ChAnCe: That is just freaky-freaky-sick stuff. But the analogy DOES work. Still sick, though.
Action Jacktion

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« Reply #220 on: 11-09-2003 21:03 »

"Weird Al" Yankovic was actually in all three Naked Gun movies.
Jrrr

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« Reply #221 on: 11-10-2003 13:58 »

discrete and discreet. it's a nerdy joke, but i dont get it...

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David A

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« Reply #222 on: 11-10-2003 14:14 »

 
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Originally posted by Jrrr:
discrete and discreet. it's a nerdy joke, but i dont get it...

discrete

discreet
Vintage Dave

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« Reply #223 on: 11-10-2003 17:25 »

Has a binary sig but doesn't know "discrete"?  Spleesh.
My Wha?

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« Reply #224 on: 11-11-2003 00:02 »

I don't know if this i'm reading too much into it, but is there a huge scientific nerd joke bound within the referring to time as circular?  I only ask because my father, a mathematician, laughed really hard at the guy who thought time was "cyclical(sp)" in The Cryonic Woman, and I think there was another joke about time being a big circle.
Beamer

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« Reply #225 on: 11-11-2003 03:04 »

Errr... if your father got the joke, why not just ask him?
Prof. Wernstrum

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« Reply #226 on: 11-11-2003 08:07 »

The idea of time being cyclical (Basically this means that if enough time passes you eventually get back to the time you started at) has appeared in a few sci-fi stories. However, I don't think that there's anything more to this joke than that guy's rather stupid plan to meet Shakespeare and as a mathematician myself I can't spot any obscure in-joke (It's not really even maths anyway).
Pikka Bird

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« Reply #227 on: 11-11-2003 09:09 »

And many of the "primitive people"'s religions have cyclical timelines, but that's COMPLETELY irrelevant... maybe I shouldn't have posted it, but someone might find it relevant...
Teral

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« Reply #228 on: 11-11-2003 14:55 »

This is a long shot, but could the guy in "The Cryonic Woman" be a reference to the theory of a closed universe? The idea that in a distant future the gravity pull of the objects inside the Universe will halt the expansion, lead to a retracting Universe and finally ending in The Big Crunch.

One of the earlier ideas this theory caused was, since time and space are linked together, the direction of time would be reversed in a shrinking Universe. People would get younger and younger, shards of ceramic would magically come together to form coffee-cups, etc.

At one point Stephen Hawking supported this idea (he thought he had found theoritical evidence supporting it (somehow linked with entropy, I don't remember exactly anymore. I haven't read "A Brief History Of Time" in a few years, but it's in chapter 9 "The Arrow of Time" somewhere)). He later realised he had made a mistake, and called it his greatest mistake in physics. Time always move forward, whether the Universe expands or retracts.

The defrostee: I thought time was circular (ie. time moves forward, then backwards)
Fry: Nope, straight line. (time always move forward)

Taking it one step further it could be a knock to the entire theory about a retracting Universe.

Like I said, it's a long shot. But read "A Brief History of Time" anyway, it's a great book.
gender_bender

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« Reply #229 on: 11-11-2003 18:54 »

"Full price for gum?! That dog won't hunt, Monsignor."

Who is Monsignor?
Teral

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« Reply #230 on: 11-11-2003 19:09 »

"Monsigneur" is French and means "Mister".
User_names_suck
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« Reply #231 on: 11-11-2003 19:25 »

can't you people figure some of these things out

cyclical sounds kinda like circle, i hate maths and physics and i got it.

sorry i'm being an asshole
My Wha?

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« Reply #232 on: 11-11-2003 21:42 »

I never said I didn't understand what the defrostee was talking about, I was asking whether or not this was a big joke among math and physics circles. 
futuramamama

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« Reply #233 on: 11-17-2003 20:37 »

big joke among math and physics CIRCLES. Was that joke intended?
David A

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« Reply #234 on: 11-17-2003 20:51 »

 
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Originally posted by Teral:
"Monsigneur" is French and means "Mister".

That's true, but Fry didn't say Monseigneur.  Fry said Monsignor.
futuramamama

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« Reply #235 on: 11-17-2003 20:56 »

I do not think Fry meant an italian cleric, I think he just has troubles with his French pronounciation. It's like saying Alexander Dumb-ass.
futuramamama

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« Reply #236 on: 11-17-2003 21:48 »

I din't get the 1729 conspiracy/joke, I flunked maths. Could anyone show mersey on a poor pitiful mediumsized brain?
Action Jacktion

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« Reply #237 on: 11-17-2003 22:28 »
« Last Edit on: 11-17-2003 22:28 »

1729 is the smallest number expressible as a sum of two cubes in two different ways.  It's also one of the first three pseudoprime Carmichael Numbers, numbers that pass Fermat's test but are not prime.  Also, it's the smallest number that is a pseudoprime simultaneously to bases 2, 3 and 5.  Also, beginning at the 1729th digit in e, ten different digits appear in a row without repretition.  Also, it's the largest number which is divisible by the sum of its digits (19) and the reversal (91).  See?
canned eggs

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« Reply #238 on: 11-17-2003 22:30 »
« Last Edit on: 11-17-2003 22:30 »

It's the Hardy-Ramanujan number, the smallest number expressible as the sum of two cubes two different ways.  1^3 + 12^3 = 9^3 + 10^3.  There's been a lot of discussion of this before, possibly even earlier in this thread.

Edit: got beat to it.
futuramamama

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« Reply #239 on: 11-17-2003 22:36 »

OK, I don't believe you heard me, I flunked MATHS! I still don't get the joke. Maybe I'm not supposed to get it.
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