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Gleno

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« Reply #720 on: 10-12-2004 22:58 »

So who is John Laroquette anyway....?
Gwan101

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« Reply #721 on: 10-12-2004 22:59 »

Isn't he an actor?
Jicannon

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« Reply #722 on: 10-12-2004 23:02 »

Yes. Yes he is.
BarbadosSlim

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« Reply #723 on: 10-13-2004 16:40 »
« Last Edit on: 10-13-2004 16:40 »

i didnt get the joke in WMIBACIL where edna keeps repeating, "well then i ate some toast..."

is toast and crustaceans eating it supposed to be comical?  sleep
Prof. Wernstrum

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« Reply #724 on: 10-13-2004 17:41 »

She wasn't just talking about toast, she was telling Zoidberg in detail about every tedious thing she did that day and assuming that he would be interested. As Fry says, this is normal for a woman.
spawn_2008

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« Reply #725 on: 11-02-2004 20:29 »

"Yap Yap Yap" pretty much sums up a woman.
totalnerd undercanada

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« Reply #726 on: 11-03-2004 23:17 »

Let me guess, you're a lonely lonely lonely man, who hates women, and has strange dreams about cucumbers?

Women aren't just talky-talky machines. They're squidgy-soft people, with a nice smell and soft skin. They're for holding, stroking, and loving. Also spanking.

"Yap Yap Yap" pretty much sums up a yorkshire terrier. Now those are things worth hating.

Women, on the other hand, though they are often annoying and usually expensive, are worth loving. Do it right, and they'll cook you breakfast.
Probulator

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« Reply #727 on: 11-03-2004 23:50 »

Wow, tnuk, you must have a lot of female fans (at least you soon will on this board) for saying things like that.
That toast joke with Edna I did get, but it truly was not funny.
totalnerd undercanada

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« Reply #728 on: 11-04-2004 00:01 »

 
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Originally posted by Probulator:
tnuk, you must have a lot of female fans

 laff Oh the irony!  cry
spawn_2008

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« Reply #729 on: 11-05-2004 19:52 »

I don't hate women.  I love women.  I do however have dreams about cucumbers.
ShortRoundMcfly

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« Reply #730 on: 11-05-2004 20:52 »

Women might not say, "Yap Yap Yap", but they do talk too much.
Benderboy123

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« Reply #731 on: 11-06-2004 14:59 »

You got that right.
hypknowtoad

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« Reply #732 on: 12-01-2004 04:25 »

Something I just noticed on a Cartoon Network re-airing:

In Mother's Day, the Professor and Mom are riding a bicycle in a flashback scene. The music is vaguely remiscent (but not so much that it would violate copyright!) of Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head, the song used in a similar scene in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.

Huzzah!
Idan_Aharoni

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« Reply #733 on: 12-01-2004 10:01 »

I love the ladies! I'd like to put some BarBQ sauce on their behind and go harrrr whamey!
germanfryfan

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« Reply #734 on: 12-01-2004 10:08 »
« Last Edit on: 12-01-2004 10:08 »

 
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Originally posted by hypknowtoad:
Something I just noticed on a Cartoon Network re-airing:

In Mother's Day, the Professor and Mom are riding a bicycle in a flashback scene. The music is vaguely remiscent (but not so much that it would violate copyright!) of Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head, the song used in a similar scene in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.

Huzzah!

Wow, good observing!
I won't call it vaguely remiscent, I think it is the exact melody.
This song was missing in my collection of songs used on the show (see it here). I'll add it now. Thanks!   smile

starone

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« Reply #735 on: 12-01-2004 11:48 »
« Last Edit on: 12-01-2004 11:48 »

   
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Originally posted by Teral:
They're both references to "Married With Children" were inuendos, badly concealed insults and sex jokes flew through the air.

For the last one, yes you need to think more dirty. The little guy Al is thinking about is his lower horn.


I think it also implies that doing Leela took alot out of him. Fry's scream in AOI 1 is probably a reference to that.
Teral

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« Reply #736 on: 12-01-2004 12:19 »

Except Fry really liked it, so it couldn't be  that big a chore.

No, I think it's a Married With Children reference, pure and simple. Leela and Alcazar post-doing-it is a a parody of Peggy and Al on MwC. Peggy would always try to get Al into bed, and Al would counter with "But we did it two weeks ago, and I'm still sore." or "Awww, Peg! It's the 5th time this year. How many times a year to you women crave this."
RCS

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« Reply #737 on: 12-03-2004 04:16 »
« Last Edit on: 12-03-2004 04:16 »

   
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Originally posted by M Jackson:
Not to sure, but it's bloody funny! I don't know if the actual lines are parodies or not?

I didn't read through the rest of the thread, but the lines and characters there are a parody of the show M*A*S*H.  Dr. Zoidberg would be Frank, who would be defended by Margret.  The doctor making fun of him would be Hawkeye.  His switching of moods was going between Hawkeye's two usual moods, either rightfully pissed about how the war is costing lives, or in a joking mood.

EDIT: Well, upon reading further, this was answered, though Frank and Margret where not specified in it.

EDIT 2: To whoever has not seen Married With Children, the great part is that Katey Sagal, who does the voice for Leela, played Peggy Bundy, and quite frankly, pulled that role off perfectly.  And Al could (and evidently is) short for Alkazar, referring to Al Bundy.


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Quimbly

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« Reply #738 on: 12-03-2004 16:33 »
« Last Edit on: 12-03-2004 16:33 »

One thing I just never "got" from Futurama was the name of the apartment complex where Bender and Fry live -- well, maybe just slept, since they never seemed to spend much time "living" there.

What is with the name, "Robot Arms Apartments"? I know there's a joke there somewhere, I just don't know where!

Can someone explain this one?
Ranadok

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« Reply #739 on: 12-03-2004 22:30 »
« Last Edit on: 12-03-2004 22:30 »

 
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Originally posted by RCS:
 The doctor making fun of him would be Hawkeye.  His switching of moods was going between Hawkeye's two usual moods, either rightfully pissed about how the war is costing lives, or in a joking mood.

I think that part of the episode was similar to the specific episode of M*A*S*H where Hawkeye makes a movie in Groucho-style, then ends it with a serious "war is bad" speech (Yankee Doodle Doctor, season one), although I'm sure it is a overall parody of his character (and the show itself) as well. Great scene.

Nerd-o-rama

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« Reply #740 on: 12-03-2004 22:43 »

Well, I promised Quimbly a response after quoting all those rules at him in the other thread.

I honestly may be missing a bigger joke here, but most likely it's a reference to the fact that in the future, everything is recycled (see A Big Piece of Garbage.)  It's possible that they meant that the place was constructed entirely out of old robot arms.  Either that or they were just taking the "______ Arms" type of name given to residential buildings and pointing out that "Hey!  Robots live here!"
Quimbly

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« Reply #741 on: 12-03-2004 22:57 »

Hmmm, intersting ideas.  Thanks for the reply.  I hadn't considered the recycled robot arms theory. If that's the case, it's not very funny, and I'm disappointed.   frown

As for "____ Arms" as a name for residential buildings; I've never heard of that before, so I'm equally disappointed.  Can you give me some examples of "___ Arms" names?

Anyone else with some theories on the matter?

Teral

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« Reply #742 on: 12-03-2004 23:14 »

A quick Google for "arms apartments" give lots of "*blank* Arms Aprtments", including Tatnuck Arms Apartments, Statler Arms Apartments, Lake Nora Arms Aprtments and Garfield Arms Apartments.

So, yeah, I think N-O-R's second theory sound correct, but I wouldn't rule out some deep, nerdy joke only 0.000005% of the population will get.
germanfryfan

The Listmaker
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« Reply #743 on: 12-04-2004 04:03 »

I'd go with that theory as well, though it can surely be another meaning, seeing how many meanings the word "arms" has. (the body part, weapon, the cheap appartments, millitary service...).
Quimbly

Bending Unit
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« Reply #744 on: 12-04-2004 09:39 »

I'll have to admit that given all the apartments with the "_____ Arms" format for their names, it seems that "Robot Arms" wasn't really a joke after all. I'm guessing that they were just trying to be clever.
hypknowtoad

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« Reply #745 on: 12-04-2004 16:23 »

About "______ Arms"

There are a lot of old hotels named the (something) Arms, notably the Barton Arms, the Windsor Arms, and a lot of other famous British hotels (and American hotels named in a cool olde-school British fashion)

Subsequently, when these places close and are remade into apartments, it's not uncommon to see the (blank) Arms Apartments.

The Robot Arms Apartments joke is that reference, combined with Robotic Arms. You know, the things that build cars and do a lot of assembly-line machine work?
 http://www.robotbooks.com/robot_arms.htm
Chug a Bug

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« Reply #746 on: 01-03-2005 21:27 »

Fascinating thread. So many of the American cultural references go straight over my head in any show from the US so it's interesting to hear some of them pointed out.

Usually they completely pass me by but this one has been bugging me for ages: in one of eps the Planet Express ship is pulling a trailer with the words "U-Yank" on the side, it's also on one of the DVD menus so I guess thats why it stuck in my head. It's mentioned in one of these threads as being very funny but no-one explained what it means and I simply don't have a clue.

Thanks.
thatsmebaby

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« Reply #747 on: 01-03-2005 22:56 »

U-Yank is a parody of U-Haul, the trailer company.  People use them for moving.  And U-Yank sounds a lot funnier as well. 
Chug a Bug

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« Reply #748 on: 01-04-2005 17:00 »

Ok I have a  couple more: what does "Wiener" as in "I.C Wiener" mean? (I know what "I.C" means)
and "Jerky" as in "Mummy Jerky" (or "Beef Jerky" for that matter?)

Thanks.
Teral

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« Reply #749 on: 01-04-2005 17:23 »
« Last Edit on: 01-04-2005 17:23 »

Wiener is slang for penis. It's also a kind of sausage. Buuuut in this case it's the first option. "Icy wiener"

Jerky is dried meat, cut into long thin slices.

T-Veronica

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« Reply #750 on: 01-04-2005 18:50 »

Luckily, I'm from (and live in) the U.S., so I get a lot of the cultural jokes. Unfortunately, I'm also only 15, so a few of the jokes are simply "before my time." Also, I didn't know who Beck was before I watched Futurama. I know now, though, so you don't have to explain or anything. I'm just sayin'.

"This is how I deal with insignificant bugs," said the spider to the fly, "How do you wish to die?"
Chug a Bug

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« Reply #751 on: 01-05-2005 18:44 »

I've visited the USA twice and kind of felt like Fry does waking up in the year 3000.
say what now

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« Reply #752 on: 01-06-2005 22:29 »

This has always bothered me and I swear it's going to be one of those ones that is so obvious but just flies over my head... I've never got in Spanish Fry when Amy asks the question, "Where they little grey dudes with big oval heads?", Fry taps where his nose would be, and Amy continues, "I don't get that gesture. Am I wrong?" Someone pleeease bring me out of the dark... but gently... I've had worse, believe me. It took me FOREVER to find out what nasty in the pasty meant. I knew it meant "sex in the" something, but I never really cared or thought about it and I always just thought of a pastry. Then I read where someone put it as "Nasty in the past-y," and I went, OHHHHHHHHHHH! (P.S. You can laugh at me... I still do.)
JBERGES

Urban Legend
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« Reply #753 on: 01-06-2005 22:40 »

The answer is but a page away:
 http://www.peelified.com/ubb/Forum1/HTML/002083-18.html#689 
say what now

Bending Unit
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« Reply #754 on: 01-06-2005 22:47 »

Thank you, oh Bergey one! Sorry about that- I started to look, but the thread was too long and I was too lazy.
el sloucho

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« Reply #755 on: 01-22-2005 19:43 »

icy weiner?

i thought it was i see weiner.  what way does moe put it in that other show?
Fry´s Nightmare

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« Reply #756 on: 01-23-2005 00:30 »

In "Bendin' in the Wind", Fry pulls out something from under the seat of the old car and shows it to the professor. Call me an idiot, but I don't get it. What are they and what are their purposes? I demand to know! Please...
Tongue Luck

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« Reply #757 on: 01-23-2005 01:23 »

Weren't you listening? It's a device that lets you speed and slow the passage of time.

It's a bong, a handy tool for optimal smoking of the marijuana. Standard paraphernalia to be found in an old, hippy-fied VW van.
Fry´s Nightmare

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« Reply #758 on: 01-23-2005 01:38 »

Ohhh... okay I see... I heard the part where Fry mentioned the slowing/speeding of time, but that just confused me when I saw this "Bong". I never got into hippy stuff, so I would've never understood.  big grin Thanks!
the fool

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« Reply #759 on: 01-24-2005 12:09 »

Who doesn't know what a bong is?
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