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ItsAHawkingHole
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« on: 02-28-2007 20:45 »

The letters on the house of Bender's robot fraternity are E-R-R.

This does spell "err" in English.  But the greek letter for R, rho, looks like a roman letter P.

If Futurama fans get the Uncertainty Principle joke, shouldn't the letters on the house be E-P-P?
totalnerd undercanada

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« Reply #1 on: 03-01-2007 16:22 »

That would be way too nerdy (and also not obvious enough) to be funny to most people. Whilst Futurama is an intelligent show aimed at folks with more than half a brain in their heads, it's also designed around the mass-market appeal of such things as toilet humour and lowbrow crudity.

Part of the appeal of Futurama that gets to so many people is that it's nerdy, but still accessible.
Xanfor

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« Reply #2 on: 03-03-2007 06:35 »

So it's funny on multiple levels, eh?

KurtPikachu2001

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« Reply #3 on: 03-23-2007 11:23 »

I wonder what became of ole 'Robot House'?   At the end of the episode, it didn't specify. 
Jaaaayr

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« Reply #4 on: 03-28-2007 10:45 »

id like to think as my self as "nerdy" yet "accessible", (most good lookin woman probably wouldnt agree)heh, and this episode isnt it  supposed to be similar to if not based off, the movie "animal house".. ROBOT HOUSSE
kiffan

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« Reply #5 on: 04-01-2007 19:07 »

Although I don't get the joke, I wouldn't be surprised if that's what it is. Futurama has plenty of hidden jokes the casual veiwer wouldn't pick up on. alian lanuages anyone?
????Anonymous
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« Reply #6 on: 04-03-2007 00:40 »

What?
robertojamison

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« Reply #7 on: 12-13-2008 06:52 »

Its obviously based off of Animal house.
Bear

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« Reply #8 on: 01-20-2009 20:51 »

That's what I was going to say.
freddo

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« Reply #9 on: 02-19-2009 15:14 »

The letters on the house of Bender's robot fraternity are E-R-R.

This does spell "err" in English.  But the greek letter for R, rho, looks like a roman letter P.

If Futurama fans get the Uncertainty Principle joke, shouldn't the letters on the house be E-P-P?
i always thought that E-R-R was a joke on the word error
just a thought
Gopher

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« Reply #10 on: 02-19-2009 17:57 »

Robot House was clearly modeled after Animal House, with a bit of Lamda Lamda Lamda (Revenge of the Nerds) thrown in for good measure. The name itself, ERR, is a bit of programmer humor, as ERR is a common abbreviation for error particularly in limited systems where long error messages are not possible. It may be intended as a specific reference beyond that, I'm not certain, but I know I've seen ERR, usually followed by a number, blinking on the LCD displays of many dead electronics over the years (car radios, vcrs, that sort of thing).
freddo

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« Reply #11 on: 02-19-2009 18:18 »

i knew it had something to do with errors
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