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Otis P Jivefunk

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« on: 01-04-2002 18:12 »

Maybe this has already been discussed but anyway, in "The Time Keeps On Slippin'" Professor Farnsworth says that some areas of New New York are jumping years ahead of others. He looks out of the window and we see two boys argueing, then the area in which the two young boys are standing has a time slip and the two boys are now old men. What I don't understand is why did the time slip affect there age, when the time slips experienced by the crew members didn't appear to change there age at all(just there surroundings)?
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« Reply #1 on: 01-04-2002 18:22 »

That wasn't a time slip, it was a Wizard!

Seriously, the slips experienced by the crew were kinda small, and they'd all been close to the original chronotonium-thingies, so maybe they wouldn't be physically afected anyway.
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« Reply #2 on: 01-04-2002 18:33 »

I think that in total it would be at least 1 year at the minimum. Many months went by between getting planning for the grvity pump, building it etc. I also doubt that Leela would marry Fry straight after she had seen the stars. I would expect about 1 year imbetween and after even half a year there should be some sort of aging aparant in my opinion.
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« Reply #3 on: 01-04-2002 18:38 »
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Not to mention that the time jumps the crew went through were small enough not to change their appearence anyway and people's appearences change SO much over the course of a year, especially fully grown people
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« Reply #4 on: 01-04-2002 18:41 »

I just find it odd that the Professor noticed the time slip BEFORE IT HAPPENED!  But then I guess the joke wouldn't have worked as well...

Hehe, once again, "I get jokes..."
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« Reply #5 on: 01-04-2002 18:44 »

bzzzzzzzzzz! wrong

the episode stars in 3002, and ends in 3002, we know because 3ACV03 "Tale of two Santas" in 25 December 3001 is the last episode in 3001, and in "Roswell that ends well" we see the clock in the ship that they was 26 September of 3002.

So Time keeps on sliping starts and ends in the same year, well Leela could marry Fry in two or three months... it`s possible, nobody saw how she was impressed by the message with the stars...

                 
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Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #6 on: 01-04-2002 18:47 »

 
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Originally posted by Nixorbo:
Not to mention that the time jumps the crew went through were small enough not to change their appearence anyway and people's appearences change SO much over the course of a year, especially fully grown people

So you do think that ALL the time slips changed ages.

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« Reply #7 on: 01-04-2002 18:52 »

 
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bzzzzzzzzzz! wrong

the episode stars in 3002, and ends in 3002, we know because 3ACV03 "Tale of two Santas" in 25 December 3001 is the last episode in 3001, and in "Roswell that ends well" we see the clock in the ship that they was 26 September of 3002.

So Time keeps on sliping starts and ends in the same year, well Leela could marry Fry in two or three months... it`s possible, nobody saw how she was impressed by the message with the stars...

I havn't seen any season 4 episodes yet. I'm getting a little confused, I thought that the episode ended at the same time as it began roughly(within a few days or so), thats why we saw the message in the stars at the end that had already happend.

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« Reply #8 on: 01-04-2002 19:11 »

Perhaps the ep should have been titled "Discretion is the Better Part of Valour."

I've gotta review it an see how the time skips are nested, might find something interesting here.
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« Reply #9 on: 01-04-2002 20:52 »

Just a theory: When the doomsday device imploded the chronoton-area, the implosion was so big that all chronotons influencing Fry, Leela and bender was sucked out, and they where returned to the time before they picked the chronotons. They returned to Earth without the C-particles (I won't write that stupid word one more time), Earth lost the basketball-game. The end.

Due to some quantum-fluctuation Fry, Leela and Bender retained the memory of what really happened, but kept quiet.

And if you don't believe me ask my good friend Stephen Hawking here.
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« Reply #10 on: 01-04-2002 21:01 »

Ahh, but we've had futurama on now for a few seasons, and that translates to 2 years (their time). However, their appearence has never changed in those two years, so why would it change in those few months?
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« Reply #11 on: 01-04-2002 21:04 »

 
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Just a theory: When the doomsday device imploded the chronoton-area, the implosion was so big that all chronotons influencing Fry, Leela and bender was sucked out, and they where returned to the time before they picked the chronotons. They returned to Earth without the C-particles (I won't write that stupid word one more time), Earth lost the basketball-game. The end.

Yes, yes, anything with that many big words could easily be the solution.

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« Reply #12 on: 01-04-2002 21:09 »

Or Maybe Fry has an Overinflated Imagination
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« Reply #13 on: 01-04-2002 22:48 »

The time jumps don't make any sense anyway, why would the crew and the globthrottlers still be standing on the exact same spot the next day after the basket match to be attacked by a elephant?
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« Reply #14 on: 01-04-2002 23:00 »

Americans are constantly tortured by change...The comings and goings have become a course of nature in space...Yesterday's Basketball Game is Tommorrows Circus in this Arena.
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« Reply #15 on: 01-05-2002 05:48 »

 
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The time jumps don't make any sense anyway, why would the crew and the globthrottlers still be standing on the exact same spot the next day after the basket match to be attacked by a elephant?

I might be wrong but I think the reason for that is that the characters themselves were not affected by the time slip but there surroundings were. This brings up my question again though because this shows strong evidence that the characters were not affected by the time slip, so why were the two young boys affected physically by a time slip when the P.E crew were not affected in the baseket ball match at all?

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« Reply #16 on: 01-05-2002 08:36 »

Well, I believe that the suroundings and characters changed with the time slips, but there are a few examples that contradict that idea. Can we really expect everything to be consistent? No. Their goal was to make jokes even if it screws with theories. It was fun to watch and I think that is how it was made to be. I doubt the writers actually wanted us to break it down and understand the fundamentals of it all.
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« Reply #17 on: 01-05-2002 11:22 »

 
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why were the two young boys affected physically by a time slip when the P.E crew were not affected in the baseket ball match at all?

Because . . . people change a whole lot more over several years than they do over several hours?

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« Reply #18 on: 01-05-2002 16:40 »

I'm saying that when the P.E crew were not affected, they were still in the same place even after a day proving they were not affected even by movement. So that means they wouldn't have aged but the time gaps showed that they should have.
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« Reply #19 on: 01-05-2002 17:41 »

Like I said, they'd been exposed to the C-Particles (I like that) and therefore were not affected by the slips in the way that other people were. Seeing as there WERE some effects on the PE crew, perhaps the TIME passed, but the AGE of the characters was frozen. Then when the episode was resolved, things went back to how they should'a been, except that to avoid a paradoxical situation, it HAD happened, and been reversed, so everyone retained the memory of it.
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« Reply #20 on: 01-05-2002 22:53 »

What about the harlem globthrottlers? They also stayed til the next day at the circus.
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« Reply #21 on: 01-05-2002 22:59 »

 
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Originally posted by Otis P Jivefunk:
I'm saying that when the P.E crew were not affected, they were still in the same place even after a day proving they were not affected even by movement. So that means they wouldn't have aged but the time gaps showed that they should have.

I'm still not grasping your point.

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« Reply #22 on: 01-05-2002 23:12 »

Game Over Pal!  Next Venue Please...
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« Reply #23 on: 01-06-2002 00:08 »

Our next venue is......The Antiques Roadshow! Enjoy!
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« Reply #24 on: 01-06-2002 02:05 »

They should really invent some kind of chrono trigger to harness the particles. But anyways, for messing with the C-particles, the time slips began to happen at localized, random spaces. That's why the crew didn't age considerably but saw two kids that did. I think their memories faded during the duration of the time slips. That explains why Fry never knew how he got Leela to marry him until the very end.

It's kinda weird. Were they actually dating and having snu-snu in real time, only to forget the whole thing? It explains why it seems that only a second has passed for them, but they did so much.
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« Reply #25 on: 01-06-2002 08:57 »

Do you mean that only the crew forgets what happened?
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #26 on: 01-06-2002 13:10 »

I've confused myself beyond belief, bah to it, I give up.
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« Reply #27 on: 01-06-2002 13:29 »

"That's Right...I Wrote The Itchy!"
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« Reply #28 on: 01-06-2002 18:18 »

I hate wizzards!

/me search wizzards to kick them
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« Reply #29 on: 01-15-2002 06:38 »

Hey, Wizzards gave us an amusing time in the beginning. Don't knock them 'cause you don't understand them. To quote LOTR 
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« Reply #30 on: 01-16-2002 04:20 »
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i`m speaking of another type of "wizzards"    flirt

Matt G was very clever in that eppisode with Lucy Lawless, he destroyed many plots and critics that day
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« Reply #31 on: 01-20-2002 16:39 »

 
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i`m speaking of another type of "wizzards"     flirt

Winzip wizard?
Hot Wax wizard?
Wizard Software (bankrupt 1987) ?

Help me out here, WHAT other kind??

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« Reply #32 on: 01-24-2002 08:28 »

uuuhhh....ohhh.. i do`nt know..... i can`t decide...argggg!!
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« Reply #33 on: 01-24-2002 18:18 »

Confused on the subject, I'll bring back a good joke.

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« Reply #34 on: 01-30-2002 03:33 »

Wizzards created the rule of "at the end of the episode all must back to normality" isn`t?
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« Reply #35 on: 01-30-2002 05:44 »

 
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Originally posted by Javier Lopez:Matt G was very clever in that eppisode with Lucy Lawless, he destroyed many plots and critics that day

I'm fairly certain Groening didn't write that episode.  All that happened because of the introduction of the "wizard excuse" is the creation of a new cadre of nerds who post "wizard" instead of actual content.
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« Reply #36 on: 01-31-2002 22:17 »

Silence, fool.
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