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dr.bender nye

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« on: 07-06-2005 14:48 »

As you know that Bender sings Folk songs when a magnet is on his head as episode 1acv02, The Series Has Landed, explains. However episode 2acv01, I Seconed That Emotion, the can opener is shown and almost cuts his head off but no Folk singing.
In 3acv13, Bending in the Wind, the can opener reappears and goes over his body not his head and there is Folk singing.
Commentary for episode 1acv10, A Flight To Remember,
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Originally said by Matt Groiening in A Flight To Remember Commentary:
Why isn't Bender Folk singing?
David X Cohen
Its on his chest not his head, thats his weak point
its not exsact but its something like that.
Has ANYONE noticed this before and are there any solutions?

I RULE WITH A STRAIGHT EDGE!
ShortRoundMcfly

Starship Captain
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« Reply #1 on: 07-06-2005 18:35 »

It was powerful enough to magnatize his entire body. If you don't believe that, it was the product of retrofits and upgrades.
futz
Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #2 on: 07-06-2005 19:23 »

Perhaps in 2acv01 the can opener severed the circuit somewhere between his musical memory and his voicebox and was later repair in routine maintenance. Robots a 1000 years from now may have some ability to "heal" too.
Gorky

Space Pope
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« Reply #3 on: 07-06-2005 22:36 »

My guess is that it was in there for laughs (albeit, toe-tappingly tragic ones). It also plays into the whole "Bender really wants to be a folk singer" thing, which was important to the plot of the episode.

Or the magnet was really strong...
DotheBartman

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #4 on: 07-06-2005 23:43 »

To be fair, in "I Second That Emotion" it only seems to have him by his antenae (which doesn't seem to actually do anything other then "make the robots look more science fictiony" ), whereas in "Bendin'" it actually has all of him and twists him around.

But yeah....inconsistancy.  And a device that only shows up when it's needed for a joke or plot.
Prof. Wernstrum

Starship Captain
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« Reply #5 on: 07-07-2005 09:56 »

It generally takes a few seconds for the folk-singing to kick in, Bender isn't on the can-opener for that long in ISTE so maybe he got away in time.
Nixorbo

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« Reply #6 on: 07-07-2005 14:10 »

 
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Originally posted by Prof. Wernstrum:
It generally takes a few seconds for the folk-singing to kick in, Bender isn't on the can-opener for that long in ISTE so maybe he got away in time.

That's exactly what I was going to say.
Shiny

Professor
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« Reply #7 on: 07-07-2005 22:25 »

He couldn't remember which version of "The Blackwater Birthday Dirge" he wanted to sing, and got caught in a temporary loop...
dr.bender nye

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #8 on: 07-11-2005 01:58 »

well thanks for your explanations but to be onist im not that much convinced.
GreyThinkyWhale

Professor
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« Reply #9 on: 07-11-2005 13:09 »

In a flight to remember, It's on his neck. The neck is the strong point, not the chest or head. The antenna may also be a strong point, so in I second that emotion, he is not affected, and in Bending in the wind, his chest is affected.
That's my guess, I'd have to watch them again and listen carefully to what DXC says though.
Shiny

Professor
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« Reply #10 on: 07-13-2005 19:47 »
« Last Edit on: 07-13-2005 19:47 »

Look, it's all very simple....

If a magnet is on the top of Bender's head (the chin must also be safe, unless his Flexo-beard just had spirit gum on it), it affects him; if it's below that, it doesn't...unless the magnet is sufficiently powerful to affect his head through some distance, as in "The Series Has Landed", "Tale of 2Santas", "Bendin'in the Wind".

The can opener in "Second That Emotion" is only the kitchen can opener, a somewhat smaller model than the garage-quality can opener in "Bendin' in the Wind."  Obviously the magnet strength differs somewhat.
Bendin´ It

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« Reply #11 on: 07-14-2005 17:55 »

Maybe it was Flexo in I Second That Emotion.  Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm mmmmm.
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