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Chump

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« on: 11-06-2001 15:30 »

In "A Problem With Popplers", the PE crew is the sole suppiler to Fishy Joes in regards to popplers. Heres my questions:
How the hell could they supply enough popplers for every store on earth, much less "a store on every M-Class planet in the known universe, except McPluto"?
And second, when Leela discovered the intelligence of them and cut off the supply, how could they continue to sell them?
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« Reply #1 on: 11-06-2001 15:48 »

Who said that PE was the only supplier?
Chump

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« Reply #2 on: 11-06-2001 16:21 »

Who else would know where they were?
Fishy Joe asked them to supply him with popplers to sell at their restaurant, and he would pay them a dollar a dozen.
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« Reply #3 on: 11-06-2001 18:17 »

It could also be a bunch of business law mumbo-jumbo.  Perhaps what Gillman was really buying from PE was the location of the Poppler planet.  Instead of a lump sum, their payment was based on the success of the product.

Also, Gillman claimed to have "a fast food franchise on every planet in the known universe, except McPluto."  The Omicronian nursery planet was type-m.  Which, I guess, isn't to say that he didn't have a restaurant on every type-m planet, but he didn't explicitly say so.
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« Reply #4 on: 11-06-2001 19:20 »

Could be Planet Express hired a bunch of captains with their own ships to help with the huge volume. So Leela's quitting was a drop in the bucket.
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« Reply #5 on: 11-06-2001 21:12 »

How hard can it be to track the PE ship?
Sarge

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« Reply #6 on: 11-06-2001 23:27 »

Chump, let me get this straight......you created an imaginary problem, & now you're trying to come up with an imaginary solution?...
Chump

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« Reply #7 on: 11-07-2001 15:05 »

I didn't have a solution, so no.
Sarge

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« Reply #8 on: 11-07-2001 22:52 »

Oh, okay. I was just curious. Continue!
Javier Lopez

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« Reply #9 on: 11-14-2001 12:39 »

if we continue with this we also should resolve where all millions of $ has gone.

1 $ the dozen of Popplers and look how many has been sold..

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Teral

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« Reply #10 on: 11-14-2001 16:19 »

"Fishy" Joe Gilmore doesn't strike me as the most honest bussiness man. Most likely he stalled Fry and Bender, and after the Omicronians left he has simply been ignoring them. I don't think Fry and Bender ever signed a contract with him, and thus they have no proof.
Chump

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« Reply #11 on: 11-14-2001 16:26 »

Yes, they definately got screwed out of their cash. According to Kif, there was 198 billion poplers. Divided by 12 (a dozen) that makes them $16,500,000,000 richer.

Maybe they got sued for all poppler related damage caused and got fined all their profits.
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« Reply #12 on: 11-14-2001 17:50 »

Bender drank $15,499,999,999 of the money, and Fry spent the remaining $1 on Slurm. (Its at least well thought out)

OK, it isnt, but I stand by it.
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« Reply #13 on: 11-18-2001 13:25 »
« Last Edit on: 11-18-2001 13:25 »

 
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Originally posted by Chump:
In "A Problem With Popplers", the PE crew is the sole suppiler to Fishy Joes in regards to popplers. Heres my questions:
How the hell could they supply enough popplers for every store on earth, much less "a store on every M-Class planet in the known universe, except McPluto"?
And second, when Leela discovered the intelligence of them and cut off the supply, how could they continue to sell them?

All the owners of the stores were wizards!

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OR all the owners of the stores had a son called Harry Potter!  big grin
Teral

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« Reply #14 on: 12-14-2001 20:34 »

I just thought of something while watching "The Problem with Popplers". I'll use this old thread, rather than start a new.

How big an empire does the Omicronians possess? According to Ndunda (Lrr's wife) the popplers come from a nursering planet in Omicronian space. It would take the PE ship 2 days to travel from the poppler planet to Earth. In "A Clone of My Own", Farnsworth tells Cubert that the PE ship can fly to the nearest galaxy in mere hours.

Lets say "mere hours" is 4 hours. The nearest galaxy is the Great Magellanic Cloud, at 170000 LY. Handy-dandy math shows that the poppler planet is 2040000 LY away. Omicron Persei is 1000 LY away. That's some empire, at least 2039000 LY across. Incidently this would put the poppler planet somewhere in the Andromeda galaxy.


Note: No way is this to be taken serious, it just popped up when I started to link tidbits of information from the episodes.  big grin

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« Reply #15 on: 12-14-2001 21:34 »

Maybe that's only when they kick in the super-afterburners?
Teral

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« Reply #16 on: 12-14-2001 22:02 »

The super-afterburners deliver 200% fuel efficiency. Take them out of the equation, you'd still have an empire of 1019000 LY.

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« Reply #17 on: 12-14-2001 22:23 »

Efficiency should have no bearing on speed.  It relates the energy powering the ship divided by the energy generated in the dark matter reactions.  200% efficiency would require energy entering the system (engine) from the surroundings (the Universe) with no wasted energy at all (which is especially impossible).  Afterburners are particularly wasteful, as they are (in practice) rocket engines.
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« Reply #18 on: 04-21-2007 11:35 »

[Coninued from other thread]

The professor would have gotten all the money, yes?  How do you think he funded all those doomsday devices?
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« Reply #19 on: 05-21-2007 14:26 »

i hate fishy joe, i hate him, he really grinds my gears
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« Reply #20 on: 05-23-2007 07:49 »

An image I really didn't have to think about...

bend_her

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« Reply #21 on: 06-29-2007 02:11 »

Perhaps there aren't that many M-class planets in the known universe in the year 3000.
SpaceCase

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« Reply #22 on: 06-29-2007 11:23 »

 
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Originally posted by bend_her:
Perhaps there aren't that many M-class planets in the known universe in the year 3000.
I took it as an implied joke that the entire universe was known.
Er... in a general, "more or less," kind of way...  wink
Javier Lopez

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« Reply #23 on: 06-29-2007 15:54 »

They are a "plot" suppliers who travell in a "plot" ship wich goes at "plot" speed
bend_her

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« Reply #24 on: 06-30-2007 13:56 »

 
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Originally posted by SpaceCase:
I took it as an implied joke that the entire universe was known.
Er... in a general, "more or less," kind of way...   wink

Except for the planets that only have a Howard Johnson?
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