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FryDude3000

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« on: 07-21-2007 23:46 »

in episode 15"the problem with  popplers"they sell 1 million popplers for $1 each which is a million dollars....yet they still live in crappy apartmets....how could this be with $1 million dollars???could someonne help me on this   confused
soylentOrange

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« Reply #1 on: 07-22-2007 00:02 »

Actually, at one point Leela crashes into a billboard that says something like "over 3.8 x 10^10 popplers served", so Fry and Bender should have each made something like 1.5 billion dollars, which they obviously didn't

The only thing I've been able to come up with to explain it is that Fishy Joe just never paid Fry and Bender.  He turned out to be a sleazebag, after all.  Either that or he was bankrupted when people found out he was selling sentient food.
FuturamaPac

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« Reply #2 on: 07-22-2007 03:01 »

Or maybe they were going to buy mansions but by the time they did, the popplers weren't allowed to be eaten becuase of the omicronians. So as a result, they had to give all the money back.
But, I think soyelntOrange has a better explanation.
SpaceCase

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« Reply #3 on: 07-22-2007 14:00 »

 
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Originally posted by soylentOrange:
... Leela crashes into a billboard that says something like "over 3.8 x 10^10 popplers served", so Fry and Bender should have each made something like 1.5 billion dollars, which they obviously didn't... that Fishy Joe just never paid Fry and Bender. He turned out to be a sleazebag, after all. Either that or he was bankrupted when people found out he was selling sentient food.
Entirely possible.
Said money could also have been siezed for  the Omicronians as compensation.
Annika

Poppler
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« Reply #4 on: 08-27-2007 14:48 »
« Last Edit on: 08-27-2007 14:48 »

But didnīt Fishy Joe say heīd pay them a dollar per 12 . So it doesnīt make that much .
Smitty

Professor
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« Reply #5 on: 08-27-2007 16:12 »

They lost it all in a pyramid scheme.
Professor Zoidy

Urban Legend
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« Reply #6 on: 08-27-2007 17:26 »

If Leela crashed into the billboard, and Fishy Joe heard of it, he might have paid for a new one with their incoming portion of the profit.
bend_her

Professor
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« Reply #7 on: 08-28-2007 23:03 »

Shipping costs?
Gopher

Fallback Guy
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« Reply #8 on: 09-05-2007 19:43 »

Simple simple. As Annika pointed out, fishy paid them $1 for each 12, and that was the starting price.

Once demand skyrocketed, other companies must've gotten into the poppler "harvesting" biz as well; after all, Fishy Joe kept selling them even after Leela learned they were sentient and (presumably) PE stopped supplying them. Besides, PE is not exactly the finest delivery service around, I mean, when was the last time you saw a delivery go as planned with them?

Bah. I don't like my own answer; it works logically, but it's a "real" answer, when what is required is a "Futurama" answer - the difference being that in the Futurama universe, the laws of physics are intertwined with the laws of comedy. Ah well.
Nixorbo

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« Reply #9 on: 09-05-2007 22:53 »
« Last Edit on: 09-05-2007 22:53 »

The Professor pocketed all the money.  It's his delivery company, the money would go to him.  Then Bender stole it all and blew it on electricity and cheap floozies.  Duh.
futz
Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #10 on: 09-22-2007 09:27 »

From the transcript:

Gilman: You'll never make money that way. You supply 'em to me and I'll sell 'em for two bucks a dozen at my restaurants. I'll even pay you a dollar a dozen.

Bender: Yes! I'm gonna be rich. [He cheers and looks at Fry.] You too but it's hard to get excited about that.

Fry: How do we sign?

Fry's response implies he and Bender had a contract to supply Popplars to Fishy Joe. If they stopped suppling them when Leela found they were intelligent then they might have breached their contract to supply a fixed amount in a certain time period. In that case Fishy Joe could sue them for the lost profit on the undelivered Popplars. That could be as much or more $ than Fry and Bender made.

FryFangirlLisa

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« Reply #11 on: 09-27-2007 07:45 »

Wow....

I never thought of that before!!  O.O
Galaxyknight

Crustacean
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« Reply #12 on: 10-01-2007 21:55 »

futz sounds right to me :P

id go with that
Antonator

Delivery Boy
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« Reply #13 on: 10-03-2007 12:57 »
« Last Edit on: 10-03-2007 12:57 »

They gave it all to the orfanarium, then they bought it all on scratch cards and lost.  frown

Or they blew it on the upgrade for the ship.
seattlejohn01

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« Reply #14 on: 10-17-2007 00:10 »

I've got it.  In "The Day The World Stood Stupid", they threatened to buy lottery tickets.  I think they blew it on the super-lotto...
trickster381

Starship Captain
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« Reply #15 on: 11-04-2007 10:54 »

how about, its a cartoon
PazuzuJr

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #16 on: 11-16-2007 17:07 »

well yeah it's a cartoon but it doesn't mean people can't discus it's errors  tongue

i like the 'fishy joe is a sleezebag' idea. It's simple. Easy to remember.
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