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JoJo

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« on: 03-09-2002 07:20 »

i was watching some episodes and i noticed something kinda strange.

when fry and bender are walking in the headmuseum in 'space pilot 3000' you see a wall full of American presidents.

but in 'a head in the polls' you see the hall of presidents.

what's up with that?
did they moved by itself?
were they moved?

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aslate

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« Reply #1 on: 03-09-2002 07:38 »

They built a new presidecial wing for it, simple!
BrainSluggo

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« Reply #2 on: 03-09-2002 07:46 »

I'm still trying to figure out how the heads were acquired in the first place. If they're clones, why aren't they in a state of full-body perpetual restoration? Is there a secret, pointless time-travel project that leaves its evidence on public display (and in public office)? Why aren't certain presidents missing whole parts of their...okay, that's not in good taste. It's a weird, weird question with no good answer. Perhaps they're all phonies--robot units unaware of their true nature--and there's more than one of each, like a Hall of Presidents in both DisneyWorld and DisneyLand, and the lesser-known Closetful o'Veeps in DisneyLand Jersey.

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JoJo

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« Reply #3 on: 03-09-2002 07:58 »
« Last Edit on: 03-09-2002 07:58 »

well, i guess my question is answered.

but if you want to talk about heads, you can do it here.


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Chump

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« Reply #4 on: 03-09-2002 08:04 »

I thought about that too... I think that people get cloned, but they only clone their heads becuase that way they can use the look the public is most familiar with.

EPISODE IDEA:
One of the crew is tired of the hustle and bustle and has their head put in a jar... and find its not all its up to be.
B.Frankendorfer

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« Reply #5 on: 03-09-2002 11:14 »

"As a head without a body, I'd just like to say that I envy the dead."
Nixorbo

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« Reply #6 on: 03-09-2002 11:54 »
« Last Edit on: 03-09-2002 11:54 »

 
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Originally posted by Chump:
EPISODE IDEA:
One of the crew is tired of the hustle and bustle and has their head put in a jar... and find its not all its up to be.

So . . . something along the lines of "A Head in the Polls?"

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Chump

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« Reply #7 on: 03-09-2002 12:11 »

Yeah that was the obvious problem... but this time it could be Leela or Fry (or the Prof gets so old they need a new body for him and they save his head till they can get a new one).

They could save it for when they run out of other stuff... (ie. like the Simpsons is now)
DrThunder88

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« Reply #8 on: 03-09-2002 12:17 »

Does anyone else think it's strange that Al Gore's head is on the $500 bill but not in a jar?
McGrady

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« Reply #9 on: 03-09-2002 12:55 »

Al Gore will be in a later episode with global warming.
Shadowstar

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« Reply #10 on: 03-09-2002 17:19 »

Nixon's on the 10,000 dollar bill.
cellery

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« Reply #11 on: 03-09-2002 18:32 »
« Last Edit on: 03-10-2002 00:00 »

   
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Originally posted by Shadowstar:
Nixon's on the 10,000 dollar bill.

You mean the $1000 bill. I like how the money talks too.

Nixon: "Shoot 'em in the back, quick, while they're not looking!"

Ben Franklin: "A penny saved is a penny earned. Also, could you get some athlete's foot cream for my face?"

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Just Chris

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« Reply #12 on: 03-09-2002 21:47 »

I like the way celebs and famous people in heads are exploited in the future.

Lincoln: "Four score and 1,147 years ago, our forefather's foreheads conceived a new nation."
Washington: "This president's day, we honor those values that my body fought and died for."
BrainSluggo

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« Reply #13 on: 03-10-2002 02:08 »
« Last Edit on: 03-10-2002 02:08 »

   
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Originally posted by Nixorbo:
  So . . . something along the lines of "A Head in the Polls?"

It's not TOO far off from where "Put Your Head On My Shoulder" went, either...

 
Quote
Originally posted by Chump:
I thought about that too... I think that people get cloned, but they only clone their heads becuase that way they can use the look the public is most familiar with.

That's valid, but doesn't explain Pamela Anderson.

   big grin
Delta-V

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« Reply #14 on: 03-14-2002 11:23 »
« Last Edit on: 03-14-2002 11:23 »

 
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Originally posted by DrThunder88:
Does anyone else think it's strange that Al Gore's head is on the $500 bill but not in a jar?
He wasn't president, so he doesn't get to be in the 'Hall of Presidents'.  You don't have to be president to appear on US currency - Ben Franklin is on the $100 bill.

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« Reply #15 on: 03-14-2002 15:58 »

Yeah, that is weird. Remember in "Put Your Head on My Shoulders" when in the beginning they had George Washington and Abe Lincoln's heads for that car commercial? Did scientists like bring the two back to life or something? Maybe it was just a regular commercial like they would show now with dead presidents in them for President's Day or something. Also, how can Richard Nixon (his head) really be President of Earth if the real Richard Nixon died back in 1994? Now that's something to think about.
BrainSluggo

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« Reply #16 on: 03-14-2002 17:07 »
« Last Edit on: 03-14-2002 17:07 »

Jar-Head phenomena are discussed in-depth in the "Strange Questions" topic in this very forum. Wade on in!

(We also discussed where the heads are obtained from, but I can't find/remember where. Are they partial clones? Are they part of a secret time-travel experiment that isn't so secret? Are they all Disneyland-style mini-droids? All these possibilities raise brand new waves of questions. Wheeee!)

I was just watching "Put Your Head..." last night, and noticed Lincoln's jar is taller in order to submerge his stovepipe hat. This brings to mind at LEAST two more questions...

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totalnerd undercanada

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« Reply #17 on: 03-16-2002 17:00 »

And what, pray tell, are they?
BrainSluggo

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« Reply #18 on: 03-17-2002 02:54 »

Oh, pish. Two totally pointless questions about Lincoln's head in a jar:

1) Why does the stovepipe hat need to be submerged?
2) Why does he need the hat anyway? Is his head cold? The jars have life support, writing mechanisms, and so forth. Don't they come with thermostats?

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totalnerd undercanada

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« Reply #19 on: 03-17-2002 12:09 »

Sight Gag?

Just a thought.
Nixorbo

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« Reply #20 on: 03-17-2002 12:30 »

Quiet, you.  There are no such things as sight gags in such a scientifically correct, compelling drama like Futurama.
totalnerd undercanada

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« Reply #21 on: 03-18-2002 17:28 »

Dang, I forgot that the writers would never spring such a basic unit of visual entertainment upon us.  roll eyes
Just Chris

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« Reply #22 on: 03-19-2002 09:51 »

I say the companies illegally cloned the original celebrities heads for their own use. It's the "dead/long-forgotten celebrities to sell merchandise" marketing tactic. Wickes Furniture will be the first to use this method, I predict.
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