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futz
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« on: 04-11-2005 20:40 »

I don't think this has been asked before so here goes. If all cars in NNY (not LA) are hover cars why does NNY still have paved streets? Parades? Also, what happened to street parking?
Eyedol7513

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« Reply #1 on: 04-11-2005 21:19 »

Because it provides a path for the hovercars to follow. If there was no path, accident rates could be higher. (But that's just my guess.)
Andy1234

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« Reply #2 on: 04-12-2005 11:54 »

also, people might have bikes, and it makes it easier for pedestrians because people could be picking them up in hovercar or something.
futz
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« Reply #3 on: 04-12-2005 16:52 »

Mmmm...hover Segways maybe. Never see Amy's Thundercougarfalconbird parked around the PE building. Perhaps the Prof. leases out singularites.
Wooter

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« Reply #4 on: 04-12-2005 18:20 »

Amy has a Beta-Romeo (or something like that).
spaulding

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« Reply #5 on: 04-12-2005 20:20 »

thats the 1
futz
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« Reply #6 on: 04-12-2005 21:01 »
« Last Edit on: 04-12-2005 21:01 »

Now I remember, the Thundercougarfalconbird is what the salesman trys to get Fry to buy. Leela drives a purple, center-steering wheel car in "When Aliens Attack". Again a bit of a mystery where it's parked.
Perwain

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« Reply #7 on: 04-13-2005 01:39 »

Didn't the car get blown up?
JDB

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« Reply #8 on: 04-13-2005 04:02 »

Yeah, It got destroyed.
futz
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« Reply #9 on: 04-13-2005 08:52 »

It's probably insured through an insurance company. Amy's Dad probably owns a few. Repaired/replaced. It would probably take a rich father to insure someone like Amy given she's a such a klutz.
spaulding

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« Reply #10 on: 04-13-2005 11:33 »
« Last Edit on: 04-13-2005 11:33 »

do any other PE workers have cars. besides bender when he has that cool little blue car for his head
futz
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« Reply #11 on: 04-14-2005 12:05 »

Other than the purple car Leela drives (looks like a Chrysler), there's the multi-pod car Zoidberg probably rents on his home world. Also saw one on a poster behind Fry in the apartment last night in "Godfellas". Looked like a hover Ferrari.
Teral

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« Reply #12 on: 04-14-2005 12:18 »

Well, Fry had a VW van once.
futz
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« Reply #13 on: 04-14-2005 16:41 »

I think he a Gremlin or Pacer too, like the one the drove through the museum wall.
Ranadok

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« Reply #14 on: 04-14-2005 18:40 »

That wasn't his, it was his... "girlfriend's"
futz
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« Reply #15 on: 04-14-2005 20:17 »

Mmm yeah, sorry.
i_c_weiner

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« Reply #16 on: 04-14-2005 22:36 »

My Guesses:

#1- WIZARDS!

#2- They had to much cement.

#3- They still have regular cars as well as hover cars. And they do still have non-hover cars. I think Eyedol's idea is the best.
spaulding

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« Reply #17 on: 04-15-2005 00:06 »

he also had his old chevvy nova
David A

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« Reply #18 on: 04-15-2005 00:30 »

 
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Originally posted by Ranadok:
That wasn't his, it was his... "girlfriend's"

Actually, it wasnt hers; it was her father's.  Also, she wasn't really his girlfriend; she just never closed her curtains.
Ranadok

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« Reply #19 on: 04-15-2005 02:06 »

Hey, I knew when to stop telling the story.
RS 2thou

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« Reply #20 on: 04-15-2005 07:56 »

it drains the cars power to fly, there fore they can only fly for limited amounts of time. but hover about 30cm above the ground doesn't drain the cars power
futz
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« Reply #21 on: 04-15-2005 09:20 »

Hovering high or low would take the same amount of energy. Moving up or laterally would require higher energy. If it were a true antigravity it would also have to adjust for the centrifugal force of the planet's rotation in order not to be flung into space (common hover ed. mistake). But still there aren't a lot of parked cars, parking spaces, or garages in the show. The streets may be there because of the highway lobby or made of recycled chewing gum.
Zoidberg227

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« Reply #22 on: 04-21-2005 18:23 »
« Last Edit on: 04-22-2005 00:00 »

Ooh, I think I have the answer.  It's so they can have sidewalks for the pedestrians, and the streets are there so Rudy Giuliani's head can crack down on jaywalking.  It makes perfect sense!

Edited, because I spelled 'Giuliani' wrong.  I know this, because he was on some mafia documentary on the History Channel.
Futurama Nerd

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« Reply #23 on: 04-21-2005 21:12 »

Why can't they have parades?
futz
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« Reply #24 on: 04-21-2005 22:49 »

The heads?
Futurama Nerd

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« Reply #25 on: 04-22-2005 00:36 »

Well, some people are still alive with their heads attached to their body.
futz
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« Reply #26 on: 04-22-2005 11:23 »

Hop, hop, roll, roll, hmmm...
FLeXo 23

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« Reply #27 on: 04-24-2005 17:56 »

because som really poor ppl could only afford cars on wheels. in 1 episode fry gets an old beat up volkswagen and falls off a hoverbridge
HellsCream

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« Reply #28 on: 05-11-2005 19:45 »

if it's for cars on wheels, how come in "The Honking" they all sounded so surprised when bender was describing the "horrible" non-hovercar that ran him over that had some kind of "rubber wheels".
spaulding

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« Reply #29 on: 05-11-2005 20:05 »

he said round rubber feet
HellsCream

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« Reply #30 on: 05-11-2005 23:48 »

well yes ok rubber feet, been a long time since i saw that episode =P
canned eggs

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« Reply #31 on: 05-14-2005 02:45 »

Yeh, but no one seemed to surprised by the VW van in "Bendin' in the Wind."  My contention is, poor people and hippies still drive wheeled cars in the year 3000, so they still have paved roads.  Also, how the hell else would people know what street they lived on?
HellsCream

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« Reply #32 on: 05-14-2005 12:59 »
« Last Edit on: 05-14-2005 12:59 »

yeah and hovercars also use the streets sometimes, at least for parking (Put your head on my shoulder). and if there were no streets would they just put 1 sidewalk between buildings? cant imagine that would be very nice. i think its just like a tradition... there have always been streets (somehow i dont think the government cares enough about poor people and hippies to keep the streets just for them).

edit: oh and about the VW van, actually they were sort of surprised, not by the wheels though ("where's the device that lets you speed and slow the passage of time?" "under the seat" *pulls out a bong*   laff )
Wooter

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« Reply #33 on: 05-14-2005 14:58 »

It wasn't a bong! The script specifically said it was a "crazy bottle"
futz
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« Reply #34 on: 05-14-2005 17:21 »

Cities have been closing off streets and turning them into "pedestrian malls" for some time now. I wonder if internal combusion cars would be considered an eco-friendly alternative in a thousand years compared to what hover cars leave behind.
Jesus H. Christ

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« Reply #35 on: 05-14-2005 20:23 »

look closer
some streets in NNYhave parking meters
Zoidberg227

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« Reply #36 on: 05-15-2005 19:26 »

Well, that makes sense.  Even if you're hovering above the street, you still have to park somewhere to get into the lobby of wherever you're going.  And free parking in NY?  Never!
KurtPikachu2001

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« Reply #37 on: 05-29-2005 15:37 »

One thing I've noticed about this is that some people drive hovercars on the streets, and some drive them in the sky.  So there's traffic in space, the streets, and the sky. 
ZoidZoid

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« Reply #38 on: 10-01-2006 03:12 »

I don't think poor people and hippies would have cars with wheels because in "Mothers Day" everyone was surprised when Fry described a 'wheel'
Jean n Zoidberg

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« Reply #39 on: 10-13-2006 04:34 »

i think there are no normal cars left in nny. they're all hover.
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