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woopsie daisy!

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« on: 03-08-2004 07:01 »

OK, the name of the game is to make up a little story from what the person above you asked

Example:

Person 1: Why is parralal zoidberg blue?

Person 2: Well, one day the ancester of zoidbergs planet was about to give birth, when suddenly she stept into a pool of toxic sludge, this mutated her and she turned blue. She went to a distant planet to get some treatment, and the docter there said that if she got the treatment there was a 50/50 chance she would die. She flipped a coin and it came up tails, so she did'nt get the treatment, and from then on, all her ancesters (in universe B) were blue.
(then Person two would ask a question)

Now for my question:

Why does the manhole outside the Planex building have "THE P.J'S " written on it?
PCC Fred

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« Reply #1 on: 03-08-2004 07:22 »

Because a 21st century manhole cover designer was so upset by FOX cancelling the PJs that he based a manhole cover on the show's logo as an act of defiance.

But this raises the further question - if the PJs is a TV show in the Futurama universe, how do we explain Fry's appearence on a carton of milk in an episode of the PJs?
Prof. Wernstrum

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« Reply #2 on: 03-08-2004 08:40 »

The PJs were a real family and when FOX got desperate for new ideas for shows they decided to have cameras follow them around constantly, Osbournes-style.

Next question, why did that guy become a whale biologist when he hates all whales, especially Mushu?
Venus

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« Reply #3 on: 03-08-2004 10:03 »

that's the job his career chip assigned him. The same way Leela got a cryogenics job she didn't like, and Fry was labled a delivery boy.
Zeep

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« Reply #4 on: 03-08-2004 10:40 »

now aren't you supposed to post another plothole, for someone like me to "fill in"?
SwanMan3000

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« Reply #5 on: 03-08-2004 11:00 »

i'll go, why does Zoidberg apparently have three parents (from the one with his uncle) when we see clearly in WMIBACIL that it only takes two of Zoidbergs species to mate?
Zeep

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« Reply #6 on: 03-08-2004 11:08 »

why would you say he has 3 parents?
Teral

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« Reply #7 on: 03-08-2004 11:22 »
« Last Edit on: 03-08-2004 11:22 »

I guess he thinks the women in "A Taste Of Fredom" was his mother. She wasn't. Probably a family member who took him in after Zoidy's parents died in the Big Frenzy. She even told him his parents would roll over in their graves, it wasn't (merely) a figure of speech.
Zeep

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« Reply #8 on: 03-08-2004 14:00 »

umm... ok. oh well, i guess i'll post a plothole:

In "Crimes of the Hot," when Bender returns from Holland, he shows that he is wearing wooden shoes. but just a few seconds later, they've disappeared. Explanations?
Sil

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« Reply #9 on: 03-08-2004 14:32 »

Wizards. *Swish, I'm first!*

Seriously, he's got feet that adapt to the heat - in the Netherlands, the temperature was lower so he did not need to worry about them catching...fire... (bear with me)
In New New York, the temperature was too high, so the metal covers for the wooden feet were extended, but it took his feet a while to reach the temperature of the surrounding area.

I can't think of a problem right now - someone else take the go.
BNLbum

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« Reply #10 on: 03-08-2004 15:53 »

With no habitable atmosphere, how was it possible for Amy & Fry to have the top of Amy's car down on Mercury, especially since the planet clearly wasn't terraformed (like Mars)?
Coilette

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« Reply #11 on: 03-08-2004 16:21 »

The Beta Romeo comes with an added extra, an invisible atmospheric generator. Which makes beautiful women look their best when the weather is hot. Jet I cannot help but feel sad, my manager, he believes it will never be needed so this is the last car in stock with this valuable extra.

Question: How did people who have already died, have their heads put in glass jars? For Example George Washington.
Bushmeister

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« Reply #12 on: 03-08-2004 16:35 »

 
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Originally posted by woopsie daisy!:
Person 1: Why is parralal zoidberg blue?


Hasn't David X Cohen commented on this (on the commentary I think), that blue lobsters do exist but are rare as they are just naturally mutated?

Shaucker

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« Reply #13 on: 03-08-2004 17:19 »

 
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Originally posted by Coilette:
Question: How did people who have already died, have their heads put in glass jars? For Example George Washington.

Like most situations in Futurama, the people in charge of the Head Museum performed an act against nature and cloned the corpse of Washington...and then cut off his head.

If you don't eat meat, you'll break out in vaginas.
zoidbergrocks

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« Reply #14 on: 03-08-2004 18:02 »

or they never died. haha, think about that!
Gorky

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« Reply #15 on: 03-08-2004 22:00 »

If they can put a head in a jar, they can bring the dead back to life.
But, why would they need to?
TheLampIncident

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« Reply #16 on: 03-08-2004 22:32 »

Because it makes good television.
Birdbot

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« Reply #17 on: 03-09-2004 03:09 »

Heres a plothole:
In Space Pilot 3000 Leela is seen clearly throwing the career chips away while in the sewer. However, in The Cryonic Woman Leela says "I still have our old career chips".
woopsie daisy!

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« Reply #18 on: 03-09-2004 03:13 »

Ok, i'll just post a question.

Why does Le-barbra's hovercar make a screeching noise in HHRHGB (season 2)
Hedonism Bot

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« Reply #19 on: 03-09-2004 04:44 »

 
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Originally posted by woopsie daisy!:
Ok, i'll just post a question.

Why does Le-barbra's hovercar make a screeching noise in HHRHGB (season 2)

The screeching sound was the anti-gravity pumps underneath the car changing direction to stop the car; if you do this too quickly, the gears mesh.

Where did the hole in Bender's side go in Fry and the Slurm Factory? While they were being chased by the Slurm Queen, it disappeared.

Oh sure, blame the wizards...
Zed 85

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« Reply #20 on: 03-09-2004 06:49 »

Bender's made out of metal with memory or what ever - so after he's constantly dented in, his metallic casing will self-repair. This explains all the occasions where Bender get's various bullet holes, dents, asteriods and whatever fired through his body, yet is perfectly fine by the next scene\shot\angle.
This amazing revolution in metallic construction was brought about by a group of Wizards in the 2300s deep in the heartlands of Mexico, whilst trying to turn gold into a less durable metal...
fat_boz

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« Reply #21 on: 03-09-2004 07:41 »

How are al the heads taken from very 'famous' times of thier lives.. i.e spock sint old.. ie when he would ahve 'died' but is quite young looking, and also people like nixon???

Birdbot

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« Reply #22 on: 03-09-2004 08:02 »

 
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Originally posted by Coilette:
Question: How did people who have already died, have their heads put in glass jars? For Example George Washington.
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Originally posted by Shaucker:
Like most situations in Futurama, the people in charge of the Head Museum performed an act against nature and cloned the corpse of Washington...and then cut off his head.
The other answer is that the heads in the jars are fakes, though why you would want to be a head in jar...
jdan

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« Reply #23 on: 03-09-2004 08:25 »

 
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The other answer is that the heads in the jars are fakes, though why you would want to be a head in jar...

For the respect and honor that comes with it, I know I'd respect heads in jars.

QueenOfRobonia

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« Reply #24 on: 03-09-2004 13:49 »
« Last Edit on: 03-09-2004 13:49 »

 
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Originally posted by fat_boz:
How are al the heads taken from very 'famous' times of thier lives.. i.e spock sint old.. ie when he would ahve 'died' but is quite young looking, and also people like nixon???

I think the heads were genetically engineered to look younger.. like they cloned the DNA then modified it.
Here's my plothole : How do they get DNA for the dead people as their bodies would have rotted away by the time a 1000 years had passed!
Edited: for several million typos.
SwanMan3000

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« Reply #25 on: 03-09-2004 14:03 »

 
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Originally posted by Teral:
I guess he thinks the women in "A Taste Of Fredom" was his mother. She wasn't. Probably a family member who took him in after Zoidy's parents died in the Big Frenzy. She even told him his parents would roll over in their graves, it wasn't (merely) a figure of speech.

i think he has three parents because i thought he said to his uncle remember im (and then said three names)'s boy.
Young_and_Angry

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« Reply #26 on: 03-09-2004 14:43 »

It could be that there are two origanal parents to do the result of the "MAting Frenzy" (thats the cleanest way iI can put it ) and there is another gender specially for um.. how to put it.. well kind of like the male seahorse that carries the pre offspring, only the uh... pre-Decaodians swim (or something) to the specialized "parent"


Young_and_Angry

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« Reply #27 on: 03-09-2004 14:47 »

And, I was wondering (Now Y.A.A. has a question!)
 In ATOF and TMLH, Zoidberg is shown as two different kinds of child: TMLH he's all sorts of larval stages, and in ATOF, he's just a smaller version of himself? Whats up with that? (sorry to double post!)
Hedonism Bot

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« Reply #28 on: 03-09-2004 14:58 »

 
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Originally posted by QueenOfRobonia:
Here's my plothole : How do they get DNA for the dead people as their bodies would have rotted away by the time a 1000 years had passed!

Easy. Our handsomest scientists went round all of the historical exhibits featuring artefacts used by famous people, and then dusted them for body cells. The fragments of DNA left on the artefacts could then be cross-referenced to other samples, and checked against any living relatives. The head is then grown (cheaper than growing the whole body), and voila, a historic head in a jar.

My plothole: the cloned heads wouldn't actually be the historical character themselves, so what would be the point in displaying them? It's not like they'd know anything about their time, and they weren't fast-fossilised so their brain patterns can't be reproduced.
SwanMan3000

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« Reply #29 on: 03-09-2004 16:37 »

um, but thats cloning in reality. It appears in most sci fi's etc. they consider clones to almost be the person again although in reality they just look like them.
The Comedy Bee

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« Reply #30 on: 03-09-2004 16:43 »

What about all the pre 'Where no fan has gone before' Star Trek references.
TheLampIncident

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« Reply #31 on: 03-09-2004 17:12 »

 
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Originally posted by The Comedy Bee:
What about all the pre 'Where no fan has gone before' Star Trek references.

Maybe Earth had only recently passed the law that barred the words Star Trek from ever being spoken. People could probably refer to the incidents, but not watch the show. And seeing as Fry is politically stupid, it would work.

Zeep

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« Reply #32 on: 03-09-2004 18:15 »
« Last Edit on: 03-09-2004 18:15 »

 
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Originally posted by The Comedy Bee:
What about all the pre 'Where no fan has gone before' Star Trek references.
remember that it's only illegal if you actually directly refer to star trek, and in a public place. in the head museum with spock (SP3k) he never actually mentions star trek specifically, he just says, "hey, hey... do the thing!"
and in brannigan Begin Again, when hermes mentions star trek they're not in public, and no one that is there at that time minds.
 
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Originally posted by Hedonism Bot:
My plothole: the cloned heads wouldn't actually be the historical character themselves, so what would be the point in displaying them? It's not like they'd know anything about their time, and they weren't fast-fossilised so their brain patterns can't be reproduced.
the heads are genetically identical, and they are paid good money to go through head training school, where they learn about the person they are a clone of, and then they act like that person every day during business hours at the head museum. Then, when it closes, they're free to go do and be whatever/whoever they want.
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Mouse On Venus

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« Reply #33 on: 03-09-2004 18:22 »

 
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Originally posted by Zeep:
 remember that it's only illegal if you actually directly refer to star trek, and in a public place. in the head museum with spock (SP3k) he never actually mentions star trek specifically, he just says, "hey, hey... do the thing!"
and in brannigan Begin Again, when hermes mentions star trek they're not in public, and no one that is there at that time minds.

 Okay. Now explain the reference to "Star Trek: The Pepsi Generation" at the Oscars in That's Lobsterainment.  tongue

Pikka Bird

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« Reply #34 on: 03-09-2004 18:53 »

That is hardly a plothole now, is it MOV?
Well- Pepsi had a campaign (headed by the Spice Girls) called GeneratioNext, Star Trek had something called The Next Generation. Now click "morph"...
jdan

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« Reply #35 on: 03-09-2004 18:57 »

Pikka, he was referring to how Star Trek was banned.. Yet it was mentioned at the Oscars.
DanMan4040

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« Reply #36 on: 03-09-2004 18:58 »

I've got it, the Pepsi Generation sacred texts were rejected by the Trekkies when the religion was formed because of its radical ideas.  Therefore, it is not part of the banished Star Trek stuff.

Now, explain how the Planet Express Ship wasn't destroyed in L&R when the candy hearts poured into the quasar?
jdan

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« Reply #37 on: 03-09-2004 19:02 »

Why would it? They poured all the content out of the hatch and it was pulled through the quasar.. The ship was in motion so it easily pulled away from it.
Digital Dragon

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« Reply #38 on: 03-09-2004 19:22 »

Why did Leela accept Zapp's invitation to the Treasures of the Silk Surplus exhibit when she despises him?
TheLampIncident

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« Reply #39 on: 03-09-2004 20:35 »
« Last Edit on: 03-09-2004 20:35 »

 
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Originally posted by Digital Dragon:
Why did Leela accept Zapp's invitation to the Treasures of the Silk Surplus exhibit when she despises him?


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How is Bender 40% zinc, 40% titanium, 40% dolomite, and 30% iron?
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