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That80sGuy

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« on: 04-01-2006 01:04 »

i noticed that in the episode "The Farnsworth Parabox" while leela is gaurding the box, she is reading a tabloid that says something like "BigFoot turns 80!". But two episodes later in "Spanish Fry" a main part of the beginning of the episode is that the existence of Big Foot is still a mystery.

i dont like it one bit  frown

"It's just like the story of the grasshopper and the octopus. All year long, the grasshopper kept burying acorns for winter while the octopus mooched off his girlfriend and watched TV. But then the winter came and the grasshopper died, and the octopus ate all his acorns. Also, he got a racecar. Is any of this getting through to you?"
   -Philip J. Fry
H. G. Blob

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« Reply #1 on: 04-01-2006 04:54 »

I noticed that, and i was gonna post it, but i couldnt be bothered. But I guess it's just one of Futuramas slips
Age Of Aquarius

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« Reply #2 on: 04-01-2006 06:50 »

I remember seeing that but I didn't care... It probably was just a mistake.
futz
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« Reply #3 on: 04-01-2006 09:01 »

Well it is a tabloid. Where there's one Bigfoot there would have to be more. 80 may be very old for a Bigfoot or it's a Bigfoot on the tabloid staff. Typical headline style would be short so that's probably why it doesn't say "A Bigfoot..." or "Our Bigfoot.." or "New Jersey Bigfoot Turns 80".
Donald

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« Reply #4 on: 04-01-2006 10:14 »

Yes there is always a way to disquise a mistake with science
TomAllen

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« Reply #5 on: 04-03-2006 12:54 »

Who says the episodes were aired in (Futurama-style) chronological order?  Why can't "Spanish Fry" have taken place before "Parabox"?  Aha!  Thought I wasn't geeky enough, am I?

Benders_Fan

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« Reply #6 on: 04-03-2006 13:25 »

I noticed that too.i guess it was a blooper.
That80sGuy

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« Reply #7 on: 04-03-2006 16:34 »

 
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Originally posted by TomAllen:
Who says the episodes were aired in (Futurama-style) chronological order?  Why can't "Spanish Fry" have taken place before "Parabox"?  Aha!  Thought I wasn't geeky enough, am I?



The episodes are put on the DVD in the order they are created. Sure they air in a strange order but i don't think the creators put them in that order.

Beamer

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« Reply #8 on: 04-13-2006 07:40 »

The DVDs go in production order, and even if they weren't, check the production codes. You can clearly see that The Farnsworth Parabox (4ACV15) was created before Spanish Fry (4ACV17).

Anyway, newspaper headlines are vague. "Bigfoot turns 80!" could just mean that it's been 80 years since the first evidence of Bigfoot was discovered (assuming the current "evidence" had been forgotten by then, which is a common theme in Futurama).
Sil

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« Reply #9 on: 04-13-2006 08:14 »

Yeah but they went back and changed the Professor's line in Teenage Mutant Leela's Hurdles from Bigfoot being head of the FBI to the Tooth Fairy instead (lip-synch is still the same though). I guess they just missed that one.
TomAllen

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« Reply #10 on: 04-13-2006 11:01 »

It's good to hear what I suspected, which is that the DVD episodes are in production order.  I thought that, but wasn't sure, especially as the DVD commentaries are a bit out of order.

But apparently I haven't made myself clear.  Sometimes science fiction writers write prequels *cough* *Star Wars* *teh l4m3* and I see no reason that the events in "Parabox" could not have occurred prior to those in "Spanish Fry".  It happens often enough in comic books as well.

But I'm getting tired of trying to resolve what was, in all actuality, probably just an unimportant continuity error.  Or, as Beamer and Sil imply, just a tabloid headline.  (I mean, did that simple wood ape look eighty to you?  And do you believe the tabloids?)

I know!  Let's ask Melllvar!
Jonocheese

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« Reply #11 on: 04-13-2006 14:48 »
« Last Edit on: 04-13-2006 14:48 »

Itís just a slip up. Everybody makes mistakes. (Unless it isn't one and the writers are screwing with our minds)
BeanBeanBean!

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« Reply #12 on: 04-13-2006 18:50 »

It will be just a fuck up. They can't keep on top of everything they have done in each episode
Prof. Wernstrum

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« Reply #13 on: 04-17-2006 18:15 »

That newspaper looked like a National Enquirer style tabloid to me. There were rumours about Bigfoot which means that it could be mentioned in a made-up story for that paper, but it hadn't been proved to exist so what happens in Spanish Fry still makes sense.
Dave B

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« Reply #14 on: 04-20-2006 11:01 »
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God to think the Big Foot species down the 1000 years from being a phenomonone in our present time had avoided the publics eyes for over 1000 years.......... unbelievable lol
David A

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« Reply #15 on: 05-10-2006 23:58 »

What part of "tabloid" do you people not understand?

Shiny

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« Reply #16 on: 05-24-2006 19:20 »

What Prof. Wernstrum and DavidA said.

The Weekly World News is a hoot.  My personal favorite headline:

2000 YEAR OLD LIVE SPACE ALIEN UNCOVERED IN KING TUT'S TOMB!


David A

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« Reply #17 on: 05-26-2006 02:27 »

Now that's just crazy.

King Tut's tomb was sealed for over 3000 years.  Any alien found in there would have to be older than that.
thetor66

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« Reply #18 on: 05-28-2006 18:07 »

maybe it's the 80th year the legend was believed again?
Shiny

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« Reply #19 on: 05-28-2006 18:13 »

Maybe that tabloid's "Bigfoot" stories are like WWN's ongoing adventures of not-really-dead-Elvis or the riveting Batboy saga...
Bend-aid

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« Reply #20 on: 07-24-2006 10:43 »

Yeah, and besides even wwn said that there was more then one bigfoot
TomAllen

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« Reply #21 on: 07-24-2006 11:19 »

There must be many Bigfoots for them to survive from the 20th century to the 31st, what with biology and everything.  After all, Bigfoot is an important part of our ecosystem, if he exists.

That, or Bigfoot is immortal, like the Highlander, except Bigfoot doesn't have a sword or lousy dialogue.
tyraniak

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« Reply #22 on: 07-24-2006 12:31 »

 
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Originally posted by futz:
Well it is a tabloid. Where there's one Bigfoot there would have to be more. 80 may be very old for a Bigfoot or it's a Bigfoot on the tabloid staff. Typical headline style would be short so that's probably why it doesn't say "A Bigfoot..." or "Our Bigfoot.." or "New Jersey Bigfoot Turns 80".


Or she could've been reading the Future equivalent of "The Weekly World News"
KitKatBar-Fry

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« Reply #23 on: 08-14-2006 12:57 »

thats what i was thinking, too
Futurama Llama

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« Reply #24 on: 08-17-2006 19:09 »
« Last Edit on: 08-17-2006 19:09 »

*pops head into thread*
I LOVE WWN! "It's crap!" "* * * * *!"
*ducks into another*
KitKatBar-Fry

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« Reply #25 on: 08-22-2006 10:47 »

watta sick world it is when WWN was actually right about something....
(in futurama)
readymade

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« Reply #26 on: 08-26-2006 04:26 »

what if it was one of those fake tabloids, like with the 500 lb. baby and those fake articles everyone hates yet still reads.
tyraniak

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« Reply #27 on: 08-26-2006 16:34 »

You mean the one everybodies already mentioned?

That's like asking if I'm gonna use the clamps that I use every opportunity I get
Salvertoruis

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« Reply #28 on: 08-30-2006 06:17 »

I know, i know. Its simple: in the paralel universe Bigfoot had allready been discovered and Fry beeing the idiot that he is, put the book into the box and on the otherside (universe A) it popped out and fell onto the ground (A) where leela A found it and started reading it.
Xanfor

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« Reply #29 on: 08-30-2006 08:11 »

That's the cleverest thing I've read ever since I turned on the subtitles in 'Monty Python's Flying Circus'.

Seriously, that show is pretty clever.

Welcome, Clevertoruis!  wink

DrZoidberg112

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« Reply #30 on: 10-09-2006 19:03 »

Maybe the bigfoot in Spanish Fry was a clone of the 80 year old bigfoot!
PazuzuJr

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« Reply #31 on: 11-05-2006 15:54 »

maybe it was bigfoots birthday and since no-one knew about him no-one could say happy birthday to him so he felt lonely so on the day before his birthday he left a note saying "It's bigfoot's 80th birthday today," for some one to find so that he could stay hidden but some-one would acknowledge his birthday. 

The story could have been about the mysterious note found. News Papers usually use a headline relating to the story but more exciting so people will buy the paper.

Very random theory by ME!!!

master616

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« Reply #32 on: 11-06-2006 13:58 »

I was thinking like a few in this topic that there would be more than one bigfoot to survive into the 31st century but there would have to be female bigfoot's in order for them to breed and make babies.
AlchoholicRbot

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« Reply #33 on: 11-06-2006 23:18 »

o well i dont really care just a lil screw up, dont bother me none.
FENIX

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« Reply #34 on: 11-07-2006 06:34 »

Either that or it were one of them really hairy people that get mistaken for bigfoot.  I meen hey, it happened to Homer Simpson!
Cleansingfire

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« Reply #35 on: 12-01-2006 10:31 »

 
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Originally posted by TomAllen:
That, or Bigfoot is immortal, like the Highlander, except Bigfoot doesn't have a sword or lousy dialogue.
Lousy dialogue?
Blasphemy! You must be in league with the Devil!

Seriously, it is not difficult to understand that it is a tabloid. Several people have said it. On the other hand, I do love Salveruis' hypothesis!

The less fortunate get all the breaks!
futz
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« Reply #36 on: 12-07-2006 09:57 »

Hmmm...

 http://www.cryptomundo.com/cryptozoo-news/davis-pgf/

Ummm...

 http://www.frontiernet.net/~imaging/gait_model.html
tyraniak

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« Reply #37 on: 12-07-2006 11:12 »

 
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Originally posted by Salvertoruis:
I know, i know. Its simple: in the paralel universe Bigfoot had allready been discovered and Fry beeing the idiot that he is, put the book into the box and on the otherside (universe A) it popped out and fell onto the ground (A) where leela A found it and started reading it.

That makes sense, especially since newspapers would be in black and white, so they wouldn't show the color differences of the two universes, and it obviously wouldn't say "parallel universe news" because that's before either of those universes realized there was another universe in the parabox
Decapodian

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« Reply #38 on: 12-08-2006 02:27 »

 
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Originally posted by TomAllen:

That, or Bigfoot is immortal, like the Highlander, except Bigfoot doesn't have a sword or lousy dialogue.

Whos the Highlander?
David A

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« Reply #39 on: 12-08-2006 11:16 »

 
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Originally posted by Decapodian:
 Whos the Highlander?

Christopher Lambert.

Don't let anyone try to tell you otherwise.
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