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mperna

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« on: 07-21-2008 23:23 »

I was wondering if someone could explain to me the logic behind the part when the Professors are playing deathball and Farnsworth makes the ball hit Wernstrum, then it exits what seems like the opposite side of the control room, but still lands on the playing field...
Bendersfan1221

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« Reply #1 on: 07-21-2008 23:28 »

The Wizards did it. There is no logic to it, just for laughs of something and this should be in the Re-Check/Weird Scenes section, I believe.

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Anarchy_Balsac
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« Reply #2 on: 07-21-2008 23:30 »

It's a goof, plain and simple.
mperna

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« Reply #3 on: 07-21-2008 23:49 »

Alright cool, I just wanted to make sure I wasn't missing anything
hobbitboy

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« Reply #4 on: 07-22-2008 08:15 »
« Last Edit on: 07-22-2008 08:15 »

The Oracle looks up from his Situations Vacant ads, blows his slide-whistle and sayiths...

Well obviously the giant ball flies up from the arena as a result of the Professor's particularly vicious twist of his control. As we see it crashes through Wernstrom's window and knocks him to the floor. The ball then bounces of the rear wall, back out through the window, and returns the maze below. Dr Wernstrom, however, is now stuck to the ball because, as everybody knows, the venerable and ancient rules of stunt comedy state that very large rotating objects automatically pick up (and retain) the first person that they roll over, while otherwise remaining perfectly clean and detritus-free. The hapless passenger is now obliged to make humorus 'rotating' noises in sync with the motion of the object but is spared any of the serious harm that being repeatedly crushed by such a massive weight ought to entail. They are only released at the moment of maximum comedic potential, often after all movent has come to a halt, and sometimes (as in this case) out of shot.

The joke is employed particularly effectively here because just prior to this we see several individuals run over by similar balls who (shockingly) are not picked up, thus dampening out expectations and consequently heightening the impact when the joke is eventually sprung.

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jigielnik

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« Reply #5 on: 07-23-2008 21:22 »

why? comedy is why
Xanfor

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« Reply #6 on: 07-23-2008 22:49 »

 
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Originally posted by hobbitboy:

The joke is employed particularly effectively here because just prior to this we see several individuals run over by similar balls who (shockingly) are not picked up, thus dampening out expectations and consequently heightening the impact when the joke is eventually sprung.

Of course, the other people who were run over were wearing special Deathball suits.
NastyInThePasty

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« Reply #7 on: 07-23-2008 23:24 »

What I'm wondering is, if WERNSTROM! weren't a member of the Planet Express team, then why were the two winning points awarded to PE? Weren't the rules that whoever was last to touch a ball [ahem] before it entered a hole [AHEM] would earn a point for their team? :hmmmph:
futz
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« Reply #8 on: 07-24-2008 01:38 »

Tricky shot but not impossible.

dr.bender nye

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« Reply #9 on: 07-24-2008 13:12 »

 
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Originally posted by NastyInThePasty:
What I'm wondering is, if WERNSTROM! weren't a member of the Planet Express team, then why were the two winning points awarded to PE? Weren't the rules that whoever was last to touch a ball [ahem] before it entered a hole [AHEM] would earn a point for their team? :hmmmph:

The rules are complicated, but it's kind of like a heafty bitch slap.
Frisco17

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« Reply #10 on: 07-24-2008 21:47 »

It's probably because the Professor sent the ball in that direction.
totalnerd undercanada

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« Reply #11 on: 07-26-2008 19:42 »
« Last Edit on: 07-26-2008 19:42 by totalnerduk »

That makes sense to me. I'd say that the person who is the last one to make a conscious direction of the ball into the hole is the one who gets awarded the point.
ShepherdofShark

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« Reply #12 on: 07-27-2008 06:37 »
« Last Edit on: 07-27-2008 06:37 »

I am in awe of of the Professor just a little bit more than I used to be. Not only did he pull off the shot futz just showed but he generated enough spin on the deathball to shift Wernstrom into the optimum comedic position.



Without any spin he should be rolling over the top legs first in the next shot. But no...



(And, yes, I know I'm paying far too much attention to this)

Farnsworth: Deathball and comedy genius.

edited because the first pictures I used were enormous
Frisco17

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« Reply #13 on: 07-27-2008 21:27 »

Sir your obsesive devotion to this matter is impressive.
ShepherdofShark

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« Reply #14 on: 07-28-2008 16:01 »
« Last Edit on: 07-28-2008 16:01 »

Futhermore, as Xanfor pointed out, Wernstrom is not wearing a Deathball suit (which is probably what registers the points). So we have to assume that a PE team member touched that ball last.

And also the other one.
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