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chumpette

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« on: 12-01-2001 03:54 »

In the very 1st episode Fry and Bender go in the suicide booth together. Fry thinks it is a phone booth and accidentally asks for 'slow & horrible'. They dodge the knives and things but when it is finished, the door just opens for the next person. (F&B walk out as they are not dead.) But if they were dead, they would be in the way of the next user and nothing happened to get rid of the body(s). Can anyone help me here?   confused
Nurdbot

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« Reply #1 on: 12-01-2001 04:27 »

Hmmmm..Prehaps they Vaperised them With lasers before they opened the door..
Ginster

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« Reply #2 on: 12-01-2001 04:33 »

It seems like, cause you hear a buzzing sound and see a light(ning) under the door. That could have been the quick and painless way of doing it. But probably it was just a wizzard...(not Harry P.)
Strange that this clean bodyremoval doesnt work with Fry and Bender.

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« Reply #3 on: 12-01-2001 09:06 »

Unlike other suicide booth patrons, Fry and Bender were alive after their "treatment."  Perhaps the period between the initial attack and vaporization was part of the "slow and horrible" design, whereas a "quick and painless" suicidee (not a real word) would just be vaporized.

Anyway, it certainly was not a "wizzard" or a wizard.
TheMadCapper

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« Reply #4 on: 12-01-2001 11:05 »

I'd say the reason they weren't vaporized is that they weren't dead. I'm sure the booth is designed not to vaporize living people / functioning robots. That'd be like bringing people a doggie bag at the restaurant when you never gave them their meal. Inappropriate.
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« Reply #5 on: 12-01-2001 11:16 »

I'll agree with the hideous stinking lobster
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« Reply #6 on: 12-01-2001 11:30 »

 
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Originally posted by TheMadCapper:
I'd say the reason they weren't vaporized is that they weren't dead. I'm sure the booth is designed not to vaporize living people / functioning robots. That'd be like bringing people a doggie bag at the restaurant when you never gave them their meal. Inappropriate.

Sound's Logical.Better than an Wizard or Dubber/Cencer done it.

chumpette

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« Reply #7 on: 12-02-2001 10:39 »
« Last Edit on: 12-02-2001 10:39 »

Yeah...but when it had finished, it said: "You are now dead." (Something like that..) So it didn't recognise that the people were dead.     evil laugh 
Teral

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« Reply #8 on: 12-02-2001 11:03 »

It was "slow and horrible". Maybe it was meant as a final "insult". People lying on the floor slowly feeling life ebb out of 'em, would hear a cold unemotional computervoice telling them, that they were about to die. Once the booth sensed that the suiciders where dead it would activate the lasers.

Fry and Bender weren't dead, so they just left the booth. 
chumpette

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« Reply #9 on: 12-02-2001 11:27 »
« Last Edit on: 12-02-2001 11:27 »

Hmm...yeah. But it said "You are now dead" while a knife came out (which would have stabbed the person using it)so it said "you are dead" when they were dead...then the door opened, Fry and Bender walk out and the next person walks in and the door closes.... (something like that    confused   confused )
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« Reply #10 on: 12-03-2001 05:07 »

Maybe the door opened to let the bodies fall out on the street?? It would save stopNdrop a lot of money in the long run (like 992 years).
impact

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« Reply #11 on: 12-03-2001 08:17 »

The booth only cleans itself after a succesful suicide; if the customer decides to bail out at the last moment and manages to escape the blades, knives and other sharp and pointy things, there is no point in cleaning the inside of the booth. And since Fry and Bender didn't "get suicided", the booth naturally didn't have to clean itself.

It's so obvious.
Just Chris

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« Reply #12 on: 12-03-2001 11:56 »

Customers really can't complain about the service if they would be dead. There might be a drain to catch the blood (or oil) and once it's detected that the drain is filling, the machine vaporizes the carcass (or maybe teleported to the morgue).
ShineyMetal@$$

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« Reply #13 on: 12-03-2001 20:41 »

 
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The booth only cleans itself after a succesful suicide; if the customer decides to bail out at the last moment and manages to escape the blades, knives and other sharp and pointy things, there is no point in cleaning the inside of the booth. And since Fry and Bender didn't "get suicided", the booth naturally didn't have to clean itself.

It's so obvious.


Agreed, expect for the fact that the booth "said" "you are now dead", which implies that it didn't realized that Fry and Bender weren't dead.
Sooo, maybe the illustrators(or whatever you call them) were drinkin a little too much "water" on job.
TheMadCapper

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« Reply #14 on: 12-03-2001 23:21 »

Yeah, there's an easy explanation for that. The "You are now dead" is just part of the "Slow and painful" execution sequence. So it executed all "Slow and painful" actions, then chose a new sequence to follow when it determined if they were dead or not, and opened the door without vaporizing them.
rach_the_tall

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« Reply #15 on: 12-04-2001 07:26 »

It said 'you are now dead' as a joke. Being a comedy and all...
Gumbercules

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« Reply #16 on: 12-04-2001 13:25 »

 
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Originally posted by ShineyMetal@$$:
Agreed, expect for the fact that the booth "said" "you are now dead", which implies that it didn't realize that Fry and Bender weren't dead.

It's just bad interface design.  Like when they first designed ATMs, they'd beep at you if you left your card in, but then they got lazy and made it just beep even after you took the card out.  Similarly, the voice that says "you are now dead" is unconnected to the booth's dead body sensors/vaporizers.
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« Reply #17 on: 12-04-2001 19:24 »

HA
ill stick with - too much drinking on the job-
Chump

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« Reply #18 on: 12-04-2001 21:29 »

 
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Originally posted by Gumbercules:
 It's just bad interface design.  Like when they first designed ATMs, they'd beep at you if you left your card in, but then they got lazy and made it just beep even after you took the card out.  Similarly, the voice that says "you are now dead" is unconnected to the booth's dead body sensors/vaporizers.

GUMBERCULES? I LOVE THAT GUY!

meisterPOOP

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« Reply #19 on: 01-02-2002 22:13 »

 
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 GUMBERCULES? I LOVE THAT GUY!

Behold...The Bruce Williams of PEEL.

Chump

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« Reply #20 on: 01-02-2002 22:14 »

I don't get it.
meisterPOOP

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« Reply #21 on: 01-02-2002 22:17 »

If I would have said Rush Limbaugh you would have.
Kryten

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« Reply #22 on: 01-03-2002 01:06 »

No we wouldn't.
Chump

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« Reply #23 on: 01-03-2002 11:47 »

I'm not even sure if you are refering to me or Gumbercules.

I also don't know who Bruce Williams is.
meisterPOOP

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« Reply #24 on: 01-03-2002 13:34 »

Sorry--I'm constantly amazed by the typical American gibberish to which I'm exposed to.
Kill All Humans

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« Reply #25 on: 01-03-2002 13:44 »

Yeah well here conversation is starting to get a bit to much off the subject...
Teral

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« Reply #26 on: 01-03-2002 15:55 »

Nothing new there.  smile
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« Reply #27 on: 01-05-2002 00:56 »

you are now dead
thank you for using stop and drop
americas favorite suicide booth since 2008

lalala look at my head, it's so crazy look at my head, I got this big ol head, hey, ho...  ok shows over I'm tired
TheMadCapper

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« Reply #28 on: 01-05-2002 10:27 »

Could be the booth is saying that for the benefit of people who haven't yet used it. Sorta get them thinking of it. Advertising, per se, ast it were, jes nais se quois, ursa minor.
3fingercharlie
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« Reply #29 on: 01-05-2002 10:38 »
« Last Edit on: 01-05-2002 10:38 »

Yeah like that would work!
and could somone vote in my off topic sci-fi ship pole?
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« Reply #30 on: 01-05-2002 10:45 »
« Last Edit on: 01-05-2002 10:45 »

my teory:

-Quick Death:
-User starts system
-Booth vaporizes user with Laser , no remainings of him .

-Slow and Horrible death

-User starts system
-Booth terminates him slowly and painfull.
-Booth use laser if it detects "dirty" in the booth (you know), if there is no dirty it don`t use it for save energy (and money)

it`s the most logical for me...although there is a lot of theories

                 
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JoJo

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« Reply #31 on: 03-03-2002 14:01 »

I agree with Javier Lopez about the theory, and i agree with rach the tall about the 'you are now dead' to be just comedy.

You were right Fry.
From now on Iím going to bend what I want, when I want, who I want!
Iím unstoppable!
B.Frankendorfer

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« Reply #32 on: 03-03-2002 14:05 »

 
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Originally posted by rach_the_tall:
It said 'you are now dead' as a joke. Being a comedy and all...

This is my theory.
Chump

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« Reply #33 on: 03-03-2002 14:23 »

Hey! Only 6 more years till' suiside booths come out! I'll be first in line.
 evil laugh
Shadowstar

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« Reply #34 on: 03-03-2002 15:19 »

Right behind ya, Chump.
Kryten

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« Reply #35 on: 03-03-2002 23:51 »

You both do that. I'll meet you.
Nixorbo

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« Reply #36 on: 03-04-2002 00:10 »

You two go first
FilthyCrab

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« Reply #37 on: 03-04-2002 11:18 »

Why not try for a two-fer?
rach_the_tall

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« Reply #38 on: 03-05-2002 08:27 »

What are you, some kind of filthy crab?
ah ha. Sorry, that was low and unfunny.
Just Chris

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« Reply #39 on: 03-05-2002 09:50 »

Yes, we can save money if we booth-pool! All for one, and one for all!
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