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« Reply #440 on: 03-30-2004 00:33 »
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Originally posted by ~FazeShift~:
A lot of the "U.S. only" jokes go over my head.
Like I didn't know who Al Sharpton (still not sure).
And some of the location jokes I didn't get either, like the Atlanta episode.    hmpf


Well just as "the Deep South" said, Atlanta is just an airport hbu and nothing else.

And Al Sharpton is just a douchbag accoring to me and many others.

There i explained it.
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« Reply #441 on: 03-30-2004 11:50 »

On the subject of US-UK confusion in jokes, one that absolutely cracked me up was the right-wing singer in A Taste of Freedom singing "Waving proud around the world, from Dallas to Fort Worth"; for, ooh, about 90% of the UK audience at least they might as well have said San Diego to Boston, because nobody in the UK knows where Fort Worth actually is.
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« Reply #442 on: 03-30-2004 12:22 »

A quick question which may have come up before, but in BSNBAOTV, what is the joke behind the child robot being told off for having hanging wires?
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« Reply #443 on: 03-30-2004 12:28 »

What about D.U.I Fridays i didn't get that and i still don't
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« Reply #444 on: 03-30-2004 12:33 »


D.U.I, stands for Driving Under (the) Influence. It most normally applies to drinking, so basically its the cleaned up term for Drunk Driving.  I guess its a refrence to, a bunch of people starting their weekends there and driving home drunk. Although I do know that it is a jab of T.G.I Fridays. I get the joke, but for some reason I just can't explain it right.
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« Reply #445 on: 03-30-2004 12:39 »

ok Cool!
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« Reply #446 on: 03-30-2004 12:42 »

Also i didn't understand the point of the Super Soaker full of Fine Cognac from 'Xmas Story'
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« Reply #447 on: 03-30-2004 14:33 »

isnt it kust that benders an alcoholic? and that he might have got a super soaker for christmas and is using in the wrong sense? or maybe its that whole 10th season + homer simpson thing of 'look what he's doing its craaazay!'
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« Reply #448 on: 03-30-2004 14:54 »
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Originally posted by Bushmeister:
A quick question which may have come up before, but in BSNBAOTV, what is the joke behind the child robot being told off for having hanging wires?
It's based on "No more wire hangers" from the book/movie Mommie Dearest, which was about Joan Crawford being an abusive mother.
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« Reply #449 on: 03-30-2004 16:40 »
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Yes, the kegelciser, would I be accurate in saying it strengthens the ass muscle?

Also, what does the alien language say on the professor fun bills in AOI2?

also in future stock, the intergalatic stock exchange has two enteries that say "run" and then "dmc" or "dmx", that really sounds like the name of a rapper to me. Is it supposed to be a name?

Also in luck of the fryish, what did bender mean by "except sports by hewy lewis" after fry says "everything else in here held up ok"?
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« Reply #450 on: 03-30-2004 16:43 »

 
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Originally posted by starone:
Yes, the kegelciser, would I be accurate in saying it strengthens the ass muscle?

nearly- the cunt muscles- god ive got a foul mouth.

also in future stock, the intergalatic stock exchange has two enteries that say "run" and then "dmc" or "dmx", that really sounds like the name of a rapper to me. Is it supposed to be a name?

Yep Run RMC u MUST have erd of em

Also in luck of the fryish, what did bender mean by "except sports by hewy lewis" after fry says "everything else in here held up ok"?
 
i do not know. Anyone? maybe its just a crap song... if it is a song?!?


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« Reply #451 on: 03-30-2004 17:01 »

Cunt muscle?
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« Reply #452 on: 03-30-2004 17:04 »

 
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Also, what does the alien language say on the professor fun bills in AOI2?

"Toxic Ink".
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« Reply #453 on: 03-30-2004 17:08 »

Oh, could someone explain the raising of the speed of light? DXC explained it in the season 2 commentaries but I couldn't follow it.
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« Reply #454 on: 03-30-2004 17:21 »

Farnsworth said it in "A Clone Of My Own", they raised the speed of light to be able to travel to galaxies in mere seconds.

The traditional sci-fi way of overcoming the wast distances in space is to equip spaceships with faster-than-light engines (warp-drives, hyper-jets, ludicrous-speed, etc). Since that would violate our current understanding of the Universe (the Theory of Relativity rules out crossing the light barrier), the futurama team dicided to for the slightly more scientific solution, increase the speed of light.
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« Reply #455 on: 03-30-2004 17:27 »

so they build engines that are already faster then the speed of light then increase the speed of light to avoid violating the theory of relativity?
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« Reply #456 on: 03-30-2004 17:30 »

No, they never build FTL-engines in Futurama.

Futurama: increased the speed of light

Every other sci-fi show in existence: builds FTL engines
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« Reply #457 on: 03-30-2004 17:45 »

so ships are allowed to go faster than the speed of light because it's been increaced?

(sorry)
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« Reply #458 on: 03-30-2004 17:46 »

Technically, they're still slower than light now that's it's been increased, but, yes, they're faster than the "old" speed of light.
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« Reply #459 on: 03-30-2004 17:47 »

Faster than the old speed of light (~300000km/s), yes. Faster than the new increased speed of light, no.
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« Reply #460 on: 04-04-2004 09:14 »

ok 2 things, I just watched Mars University again today and the flashback part where Fry "enrolls" in Coney Island college....I don't get it, why is the college at an amusement park....?

Second one, Fry's college tutor says "Look left, look right, then in 9 other directions...."  confused

[Homer]I....don't get it....[Homer]

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« Reply #461 on: 04-04-2004 10:34 »

 
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ok 2 things, I just watched Mars University again today and the flashback part where Fry "enrolls" in Coney Island college....I don't get it, why is the college at an amusement park....?

Yeah, exactly.  That's the joke: Fry says that he went to college, but the college that he went to was at an amusement park.  I don't know how to explain it any better than that.

 
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Second one, Fry's college tutor says "Look left, look right, then in 9 other directions...."   confused

[Homer]I....don't get it....[Homer]

Well, supposedly, in really tough college courses, the professor starts the first day of class by saying, "Look to your left.  Look to your right.  One of you will not be passing this class."  In other words, the course is so tough that one out of three students would not pass the course.  Apparently, Fry's class wasn't as hard, so they had to look in nine other directions, because only one out of twelve wouldn't be passing the course.

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« Reply #462 on: 04-04-2004 10:40 »
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sorry, i asked about Greg Ken, but there already was that question.
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« Reply #463 on: 04-04-2004 21:00 »

Kegels strengthen your cunt muscles.
The group is called "Run DMC".
"Huey Lewis and The News" wrote Rock the Boat (Rock the boat, rock the boat baby. Rock the boat, don't tip the boat over.) Their album "Sports" was just an album they were poking fun at likely because one of the writer's thought it was a low point in Huey Lewis's career.

The Huey Lewis one had been answered on an earlier page in this topic. You should read through the whole topic before asking a question. Most people don't like answering a question that's already been covered.
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« Reply #464 on: 04-05-2004 00:28 »

[Fry]Oh NOW I get it....[Fry]
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« Reply #465 on: 04-05-2004 03:34 »

 
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"Huey Lewis and The News" wrote Rock the Boat (Rock the boat, rock the boat baby. Rock the boat, don't tip the boat over.)

 Wrong. That song predated Huey Lewis quite a bit.  "1974" I remember when it was a hit....  :/ 
 http://www.comicgenius.com/DiscoFever/disco_profiles/hues_corporation/hues_corporation_profile.htm

The Hues Corporation, a vocal trio based in Los Angeles, California. The group consisted of H. Ann Kelley, Flemming Williams and Bernard "St. Clair Lee" Henderson.

The group had two disco chart toppers hits in the mid 19'70s, their biggest being the catch 1974 dance floor filler Rock the Boat.

The signature tune took The Hues Corporation to the number two spot on the R&B charts and got them their first and only number one hit on the pop charts. Following this success, Williams left the trio and was replaced by Tom Brown. He was then replaced by Karl Russell in 1975.

The next single, Rockin' Soul, failed to repeat the success of their first hit, peaking at number six on the R&B charts and only managing number 18 on the pop charts.

Their final R&B hit was in the following year. Love Corporation reached number 15

Their final release was 1977's I Caught Your Act was the last release in 1977.

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« Reply #466 on: 04-05-2004 03:57 »

One joke that I really struggle with is in TMLH, when Bender says-
'Nine, Ten, a big fat hen; The names Bender'

What on earth is that meant to signify
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« Reply #467 on: 04-05-2004 04:32 »

The "nine, ten" bit is from a children's rhyme (One, two, tie my shoe and so on). As for the "Bender" bit... I'm not sure... more Bender mentioning his name at any opportunity? I'm sure the writers thought it was hi-larious in any case. Sorry I couldn't be of more help.

And wasn't that LTH, not TMLH?
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« Reply #468 on: 04-05-2004 05:06 »

to lazy to read the whole thread, so tell if somebody already asked that.
in ATOF morbo shows his nipples to the news women. She starts screaming. What does that mean?
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« Reply #469 on: 04-05-2004 05:12 »

He has incredibly freakish alien nipples that you can't even imagine. 
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« Reply #470 on: 04-05-2004 05:18 »

Or he has something else entirely underneath his shirt, where his nipples should be. That's what I always thought it was.
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« Reply #471 on: 04-05-2004 09:04 »

Sorry about my error. I was just looking that up right now and saw my error. I was coming here to atone for my wrong-doings... and correct myself.
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« Reply #472 on: 04-05-2004 11:43 »

I love the 'nine, ten' line, I find it hilarious.
It's just so surreal.
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« Reply #473 on: 04-05-2004 15:38 »

And that's the explanation for the "The Name's Bender"-line; it's a non-sequitor. It's funny because it doesn't make sense or is connected with the previous line.
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« Reply #474 on: 04-05-2004 16:04 »
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Or it's not funny because it doesn't make sense and isn't connected with the previous line. Delete as appropriate.   wink

Anyways, I have a question about a deleted joke I didn't get. One of the deleted scenes from The Cryonic Woman was in the Jewish kids' society and it went something like...

 Chief: "Orowheat and Ice-V will free you."
 Fry: "Ice-V?"
 Orowheat: "His real name's Virgil."
 Virgil: "Yo, shut up or I'll cut you!"

 
  confused Was this joke actually based on anything, or was it deleted because it didn't work or...what? Anyone?
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« Reply #475 on: 04-05-2004 16:08 »

I didn't get the joke in a byclops built for two when leela asks alkazar why he didn't change form in the one place that counts. What did she mean by that?
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« Reply #476 on: 04-05-2004 16:12 »
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"The one place that counts" is his crotch, I guess you can work out what part of his anatomy he should change from there.   wink

 
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   confused Was this joke actually based on anything, or was it deleted because it didn't work or...what? Anyone?

The only explanation I came up with when I saw that scene was that Virgil is a somewhat dorky name (no offense to anyone named Virgil), and not something a kid trying to be though would want out, when Ice-V is so much cooler. I'd say they cut it because it didn't work as well as they'd hoped. Ofcourse that's just my theory.

And, yeah, I wasn't thrilled about the "9, 10, a big fat hen...."-line either, and I usually like non-sequitors.
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« Reply #477 on: 04-05-2004 16:15 »

I had a feeling it was something like that.
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« Reply #478 on: 04-05-2004 16:28 »

 
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Originally posted by Teral:
 The only explanation I came up with when I saw that scene was that Virgil is a somewhat dorky name (no offense to anyone named Virgil), and not something a kid trying to be though would want out, when Ice-V is so much cooler. I'd say they cut it because it didn't work as well as they'd hoped. Ofcourse that's just my theory.

 I thought they might've cut it because a white 8 year old (or so) kid was threatening a black kid of the same age with a pair of scissors. But then again, that might be complete rubbish.
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« Reply #479 on: 04-05-2004 16:38 »

My assumption is that the joke didn't work, like Teral said. But your theory, Mouse On Venus, could also work, but it's a long shot. I actually thought that the joke was rather funny.
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