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T-Veronica

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« Reply #80 on: 02-19-2005 19:57 »

 
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Originally posted by Procyon:
Parasites Lost reminds me a little of the story "Flowers for Algernon" It's not an exact paraody, but both the main characters (Charlie and Fry) become more intelligent in some unusal way, plus become smarter then the girl they love (deleted scene in PL) then lose it. Of course, in Flowers, he loses it gradually, and Fry loses it instantly, but I never said it was a parody. just pointing out the similarities.

Ugh. We had to read that last year, in 8th grade. What a downer. Another difference is that, in Flowers for Algernon, it's implied that Charlie will die soon towards the end, due to Algernon's (the lab mouse) reaction after losing his intelligence, whereas Fry's prospects with Leela, though diminished, didn't disappear completely. (That's what I thought when I read it last time, anyway.)


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lil_leela

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« Reply #81 on: 02-20-2005 05:38 »

is "bend her" a parody of "ben hur"? or am i just clutching at straws...
BIG RED

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« Reply #82 on: 02-20-2005 09:47 »

 
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Originally posted by lil_leela:
is "bend her" a parody of "ben hur"? or am i just clutching at straws...


No, It just implies to Bender's sex change.

BTW, In "War is The H-word," Zapp Brannigan gives one of his lame ass speeches in front of the Earth flag. Very reminiscent of "Patton" (20th Century Fox, 1970).
T-Veronica

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« Reply #83 on: 02-20-2005 15:22 »

Could the flag-waving in "Brannigan, Begin Again" also have been a reference to that?

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Zoidypoo

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« Reply #84 on: 02-20-2005 17:25 »

I don'e think lil leela is clutching at staws  it is too much of a coincidence also there is a sceane in BBA where he is offering him self and she takes kif that is from some movie unless that is what you where talking about than ignore this

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T-Veronica

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« Reply #85 on: 02-20-2005 18:19 »

 
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Originally posted by Zoidypoo:also there is a sceane in BBA where he is offering him self and she takes kif that is from some movie unless that is what you where talking about than ignore this

I think they said in the commentary it's from something called Midnight Cowboy or something similar to that. (I had never heard of it.)


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i_c_weiner

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« Reply #86 on: 03-03-2005 20:12 »

Okay, I think this is a parody of some sort. I found out that in TWOF that a Nibblonian, I think it was Ken, said about Leela "Yes, she is the other" or something of that sort. And in Star Wars, they say about Leih(sp) "There is another". Is this just a coincidence?
T-Veronica

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« Reply #87 on: 03-03-2005 21:18 »

Mm, I think it's just a coincidence, but because the series ended, we'll never know for sure.  frown

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« Reply #88 on: 03-04-2005 21:47 »

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TheGingerKid

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« Reply #89 on: 03-05-2005 15:27 »

 
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Originally posted by i_c_weiner:
Okay, I think this is a parody of some sort. I found out that in TWOF that a Nibblonian, I think it was Ken, said about Leela "Yes, she is the other" or something of that sort. And in Star Wars, they say about Leih(sp) "There is another". Is this just a coincidence?

It might be done purposefully, in the commentaries they say there are loads of little referances to Star treck and Star Wars. It could just be one of many...

i_c_weiner

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« Reply #90 on: 03-08-2005 12:14 »

Oh, and in Spanish Fry, in the beginning, when the Planet Express ship lands, you see the RV from Spaceballs, and a little later, the Professor is walking in a AT-AT type walker.
Jicannon

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« Reply #91 on: 03-08-2005 13:36 »

 
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Originally posted by i_c_weiner:
 and a little later, the Professor is walking in a AT-AT type walker.

Oh, really?
i_c_weiner

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« Reply #92 on: 03-09-2005 16:57 »
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Originally posted by Jicannon:
 Oh, really?

#1-  http://www.gotfuturama.com/cgi-bin/imageview.cgi?/Multimedia/FrameGrabs/4ACV17/Grabs/pic00008.jpg

#2- Listen to it walk and if you remember the noise of the AT-AT, it sounds similar.
M0le

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« Reply #93 on: 03-09-2005 18:16 »

*sarcasm detector explodes*
i_c_weiner

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« Reply #94 on: 03-09-2005 18:23 »

Sorry that I had repeated something said earlier in the thread. Didn't read ALL the thread before posting that.
smision

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« Reply #95 on: 03-10-2005 04:02 »

This has probably already been mentioned, and its not really a parody but a reference, anyway I was watching the movie Ed Wood on tv a few weeks ago and there was a reference there about a 'race of atomic super men' if I remember correctly.
Leela In Chains

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« Reply #96 on: 03-10-2005 16:47 »

The Honking was a parody of the Canadian movie The Car. If you Google it for a pic, it looks just like Bender in were-car form. BTW, the car was a customized Lincoln Mark V, in case anyone wants to know. I never saw the movie, but the reviews mention something about an annoying honking sound whenever the car kills someone; similar to which can be heard when Fry and Leela are shown walking home at night, just before Bender attacks Leela.
i_c_weiner

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« Reply #97 on: 03-10-2005 17:33 »

Yes, that part was from Bride of the Monster(formally called Bride of the Atom, showing the reason of the "atomic super men" ) part of Ed Wood, a GREAT movie, may I add. It might've been a reference to the sci-fi movie made by Wood.
GentleBender

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« Reply #98 on: 10-22-2007 13:12 »

"Puke-a-rama" little 4 yr old DW Read says.   tongue

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