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JackedOn

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« on: 01-16-2008 11:59 »

In the episode "A fistful of dollars" Bender tried anchovies and spat them out with everyone else, there he was capable of tasting them and disliking them. However in what I believe is the next episode "My three suns", he becomes a chef and Leela says he doesn't have a sense of taste. If he didn't have a sense of taste how would he dislike anchovies, or the converse: if he disliked the anchovies how could he not have a sense of taste. As a side note of non-contuinity in the first episode when Fry asked why he drank he replied with "I don't need to drink", however later on we learn he needs to drink to fuel his power cells. Theres less discrepancy in that however since his reply could have been just mere sarcasm.
Books

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« Reply #1 on: 01-16-2008 15:07 »

Its a tv show set in the future.
Its called "Futurama".
 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Futurama
JackedOn

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« Reply #2 on: 01-16-2008 18:35 »

so thats your version of the wizard did it?
Bendersfan1221

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« Reply #3 on: 01-16-2008 18:41 »

Bender spit out the anchovies because everyone else was doing it. He just wanted to be popular.

As for in SP3K with the not needing to drink. At that point the writers had come up with the idea that alcohol fuels his power cells. It was the pilot not everything was worked out. By I, Roommate they had decided that Bender needed alcohol to kee his fuel cells charged.

A 2 episode gap between deciding to have the alcohol serve a purpose. Or you can stick with the wizards excuse.
JackedOn

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« Reply #4 on: 01-16-2008 19:05 »

yes thats what i thought, however I just like being a nerd about meaningless non contuinty =p
Bendersfan1221

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« Reply #5 on: 01-16-2008 19:26 »

Same here. I hate when the continutity of a show gets screwy.
JackedOn

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« Reply #6 on: 01-16-2008 21:41 »

I know, they can plan far enough to include nibbler in the freeze scene but they can't work out these details.
Frisco17

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« Reply #7 on: 01-16-2008 22:04 »

They had the Nibbler thing planned from the beginning unlike the other stuff. They decided later that they wanted to make a joke or something so they either forgot or ignored what they said earlier since it was just a side note or something.
JackedOn

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« Reply #8 on: 01-16-2008 22:27 »

Guess I can't blame them, it must be hard to get everything straight when you're starting a show off.
Bendersfan1221

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« Reply #9 on: 01-16-2008 22:34 »

Yep but at least they kept with the Nibbler stuff.
Frisco17

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« Reply #10 on: 01-16-2008 22:35 »

Yeah alot of stuff is messed up in season 1.
Bendersfan1221

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« Reply #11 on: 01-16-2008 22:39 »

Yeah but what ya gonna do? What's done is done.
JackedOn

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« Reply #12 on: 01-16-2008 22:40 »

 
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Originally posted by Frisco17:
Yeah alot of stuff is messed up in season 1.

yet season one is one of the best seasons imo
Bendersfan1221

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« Reply #13 on: 01-17-2008 20:29 »

Yes it is a good season.
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« Reply #14 on: 01-17-2008 22:01 »

Oh yeah, Its the best one after the almighty season 2.
JackedOn

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« Reply #15 on: 01-17-2008 22:03 »

 
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Originally posted by Frisco17:
Oh yeah, Its the best one after the almighty season 2.

I concur
Bendersfan1221

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« Reply #16 on: 01-17-2008 22:09 »

Season 3 is better.
chanukahzombie

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« Reply #17 on: 01-18-2008 00:14 »

In "Mother's Day," Greeting Card mentions that "Liquor is the opiate of the human bourgeoisie" and that "In the glorious robot workers' paradise, there will be no liquor. Only efficient synthetic fuels." So it looks like robots don't NEED to drink at all.

As for the taste thing, that's always bothered me too. I think there's a thing with smell, too.
Bendersfan1221

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« Reply #18 on: 01-18-2008 00:22 »

Robots have noses they just don't use them. Well at least Bender has one according to Bender Gets Made.
Nixorbo

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« Reply #19 on: 01-18-2008 09:28 »

 
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Originally posted by JackedOn:
As a side note of non-contuinity in the first episode when Fry asked why he drank he replied with "I don't need to drink", however later on we learn he needs to drink to fuel his power cells.

Waiter: "Would monsieur care to see the wine list?"
Bender: "No poison for us, thanks. I'll stick with good old mineral oil. Ah, functional."
futz
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« Reply #20 on: 01-18-2008 15:49 »

In BBS Bender uses something that functions and slurps like a tongue. He may have the hardware (like standard robot mouth assembly RM-017-A or something) for tasting but not the software and/or tasting chip. It might be considered useless in a bending unit and make it more expensive.
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« Reply #21 on: 01-18-2008 15:52 »

i like futz explanation, its technical and makes some what sense
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« Reply #22 on: 01-18-2008 22:37 »

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FryBender4

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« Reply #23 on: 01-19-2008 17:05 »

your right JackedOn its weird
KurtPikachu2001

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« Reply #24 on: 01-19-2008 20:40 »

Sometimes I wonder how Bender tastes beer.  Considering robots have no sense of taste.
THM

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« Reply #25 on: 01-20-2008 15:28 »

The rate Bender drinks at, it'd be a miracle if he could taste it, even IF he had 'taste buds'.  big grin

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JackedOn

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« Reply #26 on: 01-20-2008 17:38 »

What's also weird is that in Bender gets Mad he eats food and says it tastes good if he has no sense of taste.
FryBender4

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« Reply #27 on: 01-20-2008 17:41 »

also why does he smoke?/
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« Reply #28 on: 01-21-2008 02:01 »
« Last Edit on: 01-21-2008 02:01 »

Because cigars make him look cool.
FryBender4

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« Reply #29 on: 01-21-2008 09:45 »

yeah your right he does look cool smoking a cigar
JackedOn

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« Reply #30 on: 01-21-2008 15:15 »

how come in raging bender when he kicked and wrapped his foot around his neck he couldn't breathe, he's a robot they don't need to breathe ><
FryBender4

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« Reply #31 on: 01-21-2008 22:13 »

idk its weird but i was just watching that episode 2day
NastyInThePasty

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« Reply #32 on: 01-28-2008 00:36 »
« Last Edit on: 01-28-2008 00:36 »

 
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Originally posted by chanukahzombie:
In "Mother's Day," Greeting Card mentions that "Liquor is the opiate of the human bourgeoisie" and that "In the glorious robot workers' paradise, there will be no liquor. Only efficient synthetic fuels." So it looks like robots don't NEED to drink at all.

I was under the impression that only Bender Units needed to drink.   hmpf

And another thing...Bender says to Fry "I don't have anything else to do...let's get drunk!" in "Space Pilot 3000", yet it seems that the only time Bender displays human-like inebriation is when he doesn't drink ("Bender! You're blind stinking sober!" ). Curious...
Futurama Llama

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« Reply #33 on: 01-28-2008 11:54 »

He's drunk when he's sober and sober when he's drunk.
futz
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« Reply #34 on: 01-28-2008 13:45 »

JackedOn - Fuel cells need oxygen. I do wonder where he intakes it though since he doesn't use his nose.
JackedOn

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« Reply #35 on: 01-31-2008 15:07 »

futz- perhaps his mouth? He is able to inhale cigars, however I doubt they effect him in any way since he doesnt have blood or lungs.
Futurama Llama

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« Reply #36 on: 01-31-2008 18:40 »

Yeah, remember in the Anthology ep-
Bender: "Wow! This is great!"
(don't remember right now): "You drank and smoked before, Bender!"
Bender: "Yeah, but now its bad for me!"
Frisco17

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« Reply #37 on: 01-31-2008 22:07 »

Bender: "GOODBYE MODERATION!"
Futurama Llama

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« Reply #38 on: 02-01-2008 20:15 »

Bingo. So there are multiple examples in the show showing how our dear Bender can, indeed, taste. Leela is just a crazy *CENSORED*.
jerkberg

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« Reply #39 on: 02-02-2008 04:29 »

 
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Originally posted by Futurama Llama:
Yeah, remember in the Anthology ep-
Bender: "Wow! This is great!"
(don't remember right now): "You drank and smoked before, Bender!"
Bender: "Yeah, but now its bad for me!"


ha ha what a great reason to try someting.
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