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David A

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« Reply #320 on: 12-28-2003 21:57 »

It's a reference to Archie Bunker from All in the Family.
Gleno

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #321 on: 12-29-2003 10:46 »

Ah never seen the show....thanx....!
savefuturama

Crustacean
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« Reply #322 on: 12-29-2003 17:17 »

Probably reading into this too much but, Bender is constantly saying "Let's get drunk", e.g in SP3K etc en-yet alchohol powers his circuits and if he dosent drink he gets "drunk" as it were, so when he wants to get drunk does he not drink?

I am sorry, heh.
Mouse On Venus

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #323 on: 12-29-2003 18:04 »

No, then he's "blind, stinking sober."
Mouse On Venus

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #324 on: 12-30-2003 19:49 »

Sorry to double post, but I have another question.
 
 
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From A Fishful Of Dollars:
TV Voice: "Do you remember a time when cookies came fresh from the oven? Petridge Farm remembers!"
Fry: "Ahh, those were the days."
TV Voice: "Do you remember a time when women couldn't vote and certain folk weren't allowed on golf courses? Petridge Farm remembers!"

 I'm completely unfamiliar with Petridge Farm, but John DiMaggio cracked up in the commentary so I assumed it was a good joke. So what's it all about?
Action Jacktion

Professor
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« Reply #325 on: 12-30-2003 20:09 »
« Last Edit on: 12-30-2003 20:09 »

Pepperidge Farm (the company that makes Goldfish crackers and V8, among other products), used to use the slogan "Pepperidge Farm remembers," which was spoken by an old man with the sort of voice as heard in the parody ad.  They frequently used the phrase on MST3K too.  It was supposed to link Pepperidge Farm with the "good old days," but the parody has a slightly different focus on those days, showing they weren't really that good (unless you're part of the ad's target audience).  But I'm not sure if DiMaggio was laughing because he knew the original ads, or just because of what the parody ad said.
1 of the gang

Starship Captain
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« Reply #326 on: 01-02-2004 03:53 »

Okay what does rage dump mean?



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M0le

Space Pope
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« Reply #327 on: 01-07-2004 21:55 »

I *think* it means to let all your rage and anger out in one big ball.
Prof. Wernstrum

Starship Captain
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« Reply #328 on: 01-08-2004 08:59 »

 
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Originally posted by BuffDaddy:
from the quotes thread:
Monique: Calculon! But I thought you were...
Calculon: Egyptian?

i never got that   wink

AMC is a very strange show and doesn't neccessarily make sense. This quote is another of those non-sequiturs - The normal soap opera response would be something like "But I thought you were..." "Away on business? That's what I wanted you to believe." But "Egyptian?!" is far funnier because it makes so little sense.


F is the 6th letter of the alphabet.
O is the 15th letter (1+5=6)
X is the 24th letter (2+4=6)

Hence, FOX = 666
Pikka Bird

Space Pope
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« Reply #329 on: 01-08-2004 09:54 »

M0le's take on "rage dump" was pretty much the same as mine. Like a MemDump, where the RAM is emptied completely...
Sil

Professor
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« Reply #330 on: 01-08-2004 10:23 »

 
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Originally posted by Prof. Wernstrum:
 AMC is a very strange show and doesn't neccessarily make sense. This quote is another of those non-sequiturs - The normal soap opera response would be something like "But I thought you were..." "Away on business? That's what I wanted you to believe." But "Egyptian?!" is far funnier because it makes so little sense.


Egyptians had multiple wives, too.  The chief wife would be the one who would inherit the husband's wealth if he died.  By law, an Egyptian man was allowed to have as many wives as he wanted as long as he was able to keep them all in living conditions as good as his own.  For example, one pharaoh (I forget which) married all the daughters of the previous pharaoh to ensure that no other princes would have a claim to the Egyptian throne.
Pikka Bird

Space Pope
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« Reply #331 on: 01-08-2004 11:02 »

...which makes the joke so endlessly much better.
Sil

Professor
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« Reply #332 on: 01-08-2004 11:07 »

Don't mock me. It makes me cry.  cry

  big grin
Pikka Bird

Space Pope
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« Reply #333 on: 01-08-2004 11:13 »

I'm being 100% completely serious. Every non-sequitur joke gets better when you've got loads of background knowledge. The "Is it a kind of hairspray?" joke is much better if you know how aerosol cans are filled, why do they get colder when you shake them (why is that?) and that kind of stuff...
Sil

Professor
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« Reply #334 on: 01-08-2004 12:12 »

I see...
 big grin
Jazzmonkey

Delivery Boy
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« Reply #335 on: 01-10-2004 15:26 »

in Hell is other Robots, at the temple of robotology theres' a big sign the says:
10 Sin
20 Go to robot hell
or something like that.
I don't get that.
Teral

Helpy McHelphelp
DOOP Secretary
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« Reply #336 on: 01-10-2004 15:40 »
« Last Edit on: 01-10-2004 15:40 »

It's a programming joke, written in Basic. First you sin, then you go to Robot Hell.

More info in this thread.
Jazzmonkey

Delivery Boy
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« Reply #337 on: 01-10-2004 15:43 »

In the words of Fry "I get it"

Thankyou Mr. Teral
squidORlobster

Bending Unit
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« Reply #338 on: 01-10-2004 16:47 »

If this has already been askeddon't shout at me if it hasn't bow down to my glory.

Anyhow, what is Kiff talking about in Kif Gets Knocked Up A Knotch when he talks about programming the horse and say something like "300 lines of basic." Whats that about?
Teral

Helpy McHelphelp
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« Reply #339 on: 01-10-2004 19:13 »

The line was "4 million lines of Basic!"

From what I remember Basic isn't wellsuited for programming shapes and objects, so writing a holoshed program in Basic would indeed be a gigantic undertaking and result in a monstrously complicated and bloated program.
ooy

Professor
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« Reply #340 on: 01-10-2004 19:30 »

i dont get the kind of music which comes out of the'pathetic 20th centuary tv' when fry is watching tv after walt says my god this mr fry must be a criminal...... ect and after a han says [someone] you ugly. is it the tv or fry thats laughting
VoVat

Bending Unit
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« Reply #341 on: 01-11-2004 00:32 »

I think the music is the theme from "Sanford and Son," but I don't remember the episode well enough to answer the rest of your question.
Action Jacktion

Professor
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« Reply #342 on: 01-11-2004 01:36 »

The joke is that Mom and her sons think Fry could be some sort of mastermind, but then we see he's just sitting there watching Sanford and Son.
winna

Avatar Czar
DOOP Ubersecretary
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« Reply #343 on: 01-11-2004 02:22 »

It's a joke of contrast.  They think he's a genious.  He's an idiot sitting in his underwear watching a tv show that's been cancelled something like 1030 years ago (Sanford and Son)....

It also might be worthy to note that Fry has an expanded amount of knowledge on television, since that seems to be what he's done most of his life, and that he bases real life situations on things that took place on tv.  Another example might be in A Flight to Remember when he says something like "Don't worry, I learned how to deal with stuff like this from a little show called Three's Company", and then he starts to hum the theme song to himself...
KittinGas

Bending Unit
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« Reply #344 on: 01-11-2004 06:25 »

The 'Three's Company' jokes.
David A

Urban Legend
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« Reply #345 on: 01-11-2004 06:33 »

"Come and knock on our door... um... Mr. Roper..."
KittinGas

Bending Unit
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« Reply #346 on: 01-11-2004 06:34 »

I found it funny, Yes, yes yes. but I didn't understand it, No, no, no.
David A

Urban Legend
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« Reply #347 on: 01-11-2004 06:54 »

Well, have you ever seen Three's Company?
futuramamama

Bending Unit
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« Reply #348 on: 01-11-2004 11:32 »

I've never seen three's company, but I've seen enough jokes about it on other shows to find it funny. It's a bit like "thirty something" in that respect. I've never seen Star Trek either, but where no fan has gone before was hilarious.
squidORlobster

Bending Unit
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« Reply #349 on: 01-11-2004 12:13 »

Thanks kittingas you just reminded me of something.

Hermes: Honeycombs big, yeah, yeah, yeah.
Fry: Its not small?
Hermes: No, no, no.

Is that a song?
Teral

Helpy McHelphelp
DOOP Secretary
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« Reply #350 on: 01-11-2004 12:50 »

It's a reference to a comercial for Honeycomb Cereal.
VoVat

Bending Unit
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« Reply #351 on: 01-11-2004 14:53 »

As is Bender's line from AOI1: "I'm a BIG robot, and I need a BIG cereal!"
KittinGas

Bending Unit
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« Reply #352 on: 01-11-2004 15:25 »

 
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Originally posted by David A:
Well, have you ever seen Three's Company?

Nope. No I havn't.
Sil

Professor
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« Reply #353 on: 01-11-2004 16:20 »

I think it's actually been discussed on the previous page of this very thread...  big grin

Vacuum tubes in Love and Rocket. Say what?
THM

Bending Unit
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« Reply #354 on: 01-11-2004 17:17 »

 
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Now, onto my question:

My brother mentioned that this guy is from some movie, but he couldn't remember what. What?

That is Weird Al Yankovic. He does song parodies. The movie that your brother's thining about is "UHF", which came out sometime in the 80's.

- THM

'Naked ladies, naked ladies, naked ladies, naked ladies!'

- Justice Snoop Dogg, Into the Wild Green Yonder
Bushmeister

Professor
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« Reply #355 on: 01-11-2004 17:38 »

Ah so that's the infamous Mr. Yankovic. Heard some of his stuff but have never seen what he looks like. Didn't remember that bit in of "Cryonic Woman" much either. Many thanks THM.
Pikka Bird

Space Pope
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« Reply #356 on: 01-11-2004 18:10 »

Hasn't this Weird Al thing already been answered? Or was that in another thread...?
Nevermind. Check out www.weirdal.com  for extensive info. I love this guy.

About that Basic joke: if squidORlobster's quote was correct, then Kif would have been one hell of an efficient programmer... another thing, which is completely off-topic: This old classic
10: print Home
20: print sweet
30: goto 10
would be better if the last line read 30: print 10. It get's rid of the infinity loop...
Teral

Helpy McHelphelp
DOOP Secretary
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« Reply #357 on: 01-12-2004 06:18 »

Home Sweet 10?

Does not compute.  tongue  wink
David A

Urban Legend
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« Reply #358 on: 01-12-2004 06:54 »

 
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Originally posted by Pikka Bird:
... another thing, which is completely off-topic: This old classic
10: print Home
20: print sweet
30: goto 10
would be better if the last line read 30: print 10. It get's rid of the infinity loop...

Actually, you need quotaion marks around "Home" and "sweet" if you want it to print anything.  As written, you wouldn't get an infinite loop; all you'd get is a syntax error in line 10.

Speak softly. Drive a Sherman tank.
Uncle Whippity

Crustacean
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« Reply #359 on: 01-12-2004 08:09 »

 
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Originally posted by Sil:
I think it's actually been discussed on the previous page of this very thread...   big grin

Vacuum tubes in Love and Rocket. Say what?

Vacuum tubes were the fore-runners of transistors (I think) and used in the first computers (ENIAC, LEO, et al). So, if 'Planet Express Ship' had vacuum tubes, she would be lots older than Bender had been led to believe.

Of course, some grown-up electronics/computer science expert can probably shed more light on it, but that's my interpretation.

As to why she has vacuum tubes - I guess Professor Farnsworth built her, after the loss of the previous Planet Express Ship, out of bits and pieces he had lying around from other projects. The state-of-the-art components went into useful stuff like the DNA testing machine.
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