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BrainSluggo

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« on: 03-19-2002 21:59 »

In addition to the stuff I mentioned in the "Thoughts On Godfellas" thread, here's some stuff that suddenly struck me like a micro-meteor to the cranial unit:

1) When the hell did Bender grow tear ducts? He "cries" pretty regularly, but never shed tears. Besides--outer space vacuum. (Further proof that this was all a God-fueled--or God-complex-fueled--delusion.)

2) The giant missile hidden in the stained-glass window of the church Fry goes to.
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« Reply #1 on: 03-19-2002 23:28 »

 
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The giant missile hidden in the stained-glass window of the church Fry goes to.

That's gotta be a "Beneath the Planet of the Apes" reference

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« Reply #2 on: 03-20-2002 00:15 »

Sure enough--however, I fear we will all soon be required to worship the Holy and Everlasting Bomb...

3) Wait, wait, wait, he said, getting bitchy: Are those PROPELLER aircraft bombing the Shrimpkins in the void of space? Either Bender has an enormous gravitational pull holding his belches--and other expulsions of gas--around him, or it's all a delooooooooooosion. (See #1.)
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« Reply #3 on: 03-20-2002 00:55 »
« Last Edit on: 03-20-2002 00:55 »

They probably used magnets on those bombs.

OH oh even better: e=mc^2.  The faster you go, the more mass you get.  Assuming he was traveling near "max" or near "light" speed, he would be incredibly massive.  Or something.
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« Reply #4 on: 03-20-2002 17:55 »

Where did Bender get the quarter with Coolio from. We've never seen a door on his back before.

Bender do have an impressive gravitation. After all the ballistic missiles worked perfectly.
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« Reply #5 on: 03-20-2002 18:23 »
« Last Edit on: 03-20-2002 18:23 »

Another thing  1
Bender squeezed that torpedo past himself in that tube, that's impossible, or he is a magician.
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« Reply #6 on: 03-20-2002 19:03 »

Oh, better yet, let's just bring up the fact that there's no sound in space!
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« Reply #7 on: 03-20-2002 19:47 »

Sound no, but obviously the shrimpkins developed something (ie they cannot hear, only sense vibrations that result from the displacement of them speaking). Also teral, the door wasn't on the back, his head was turned around.

Maybe the torpedo is small, but when the gravity lock is realeased, it expands. I base that solely on the fact that if a person were released into space with no suit they would expand and explode. Perhaps they make the torpedos smaller so they won't rapidly expand and fill up the tube, get stuck, and blow themselves up.

Also also: Bender was gonna have sex with the torpedo later?
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« Reply #8 on: 03-20-2002 22:29 »

 
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Also also: Bender was gonna have sex with the torpedo later?

You were surprised? This is the guy that has the weirdest relationships. ie the ship, the Crushinater to name a few.


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BrainSluggo

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« Reply #9 on: 03-21-2002 01:21 »

...speaking of Bender and the Crushinator, from a deleted scene in the DVD set:

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« Reply #10 on: 03-21-2002 03:07 »

 
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Originally posted by Chump:
Maybe the torpedo is small, but when the gravity lock is realeased, it expands. I base that solely on the fact that if a person were released into space with no suit they would expand and explode. Perhaps they make the torpedos smaller so they won't rapidly expand and fill up the tube, get stuck, and blow themselves up.
That's sounds kind of far fetched.. I mean.. Cmon.. Everything doesn't have to make sense!
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« Reply #11 on: 03-21-2002 08:02 »

 
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Sound no, but obviously the shrimpkins developed something (ie they cannot hear, only sense vibrations that result from the displacement of them speaking). Also teral, the door wasn't on the back, his head was turned around.
Nope, the door was definitely in the back.  The village was on his front side, because the unbelievers were on his ass.  So he musta pulled the coin out of...

 
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Maybe the torpedo is small, but when the gravity lock is realeased, it expands. I base that solely on the fact that if a person were released into space with no suit they would expand and explode. Perhaps they make the torpedos smaller so they won't rapidly expand and fill up the tube, get stuck, and blow themselves up.
People wouldn't explode in space.  The atmospheric pressure inside isn't great enough.  Not to say it wouldn't hurt like hell.  You could survive brief exposure to vacuum, but you'd be all black and blue from broken capillaries under the skin.  There's a pre-med major around here that could probably fill in all the gory details.
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« Reply #12 on: 03-21-2002 11:03 »

Can't we just rely on the fact that this was a cartoon and that it happened just as it did because of that fact?
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« Reply #13 on: 03-21-2002 12:28 »

Expell, PE atmosphere into space.
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« Reply #14 on: 03-21-2002 14:32 »
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Well, plenty of stuff happened in this episode for nitpickers to go crazy over. One thing was the figures Bender etched onto his chest, which then disappeared a couple of scenes later.

Someone else mentioned that the hole in his head also disappeared. The door on his back was also strange, but it was definitely there and made the "door noise". In other episodes jacks and plugs have appeared on Bender's head for one scene and not the next, so it can probably be chalked up to that darn wizard or "It's just a cartoon." Anyway, here's a grab of Bender grabbing the Coolio coin from his rear compartment.

   
BrainSluggo

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« Reply #15 on: 03-21-2002 16:10 »

That's where I'd keep a Coolio coin.

Sure, it's a cartoon, sure, it's all weapons-grade balonium. It's still fun to pick at, try to explain away, or just publicly roll one's eye(s) at.

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« Reply #16 on: 03-21-2002 17:31 »

Maybe Bender's entire body is composed of a huge colony of nanites that can instantly construct whatever he needs.

Or maybe it's elves.
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« Reply #17 on: 03-21-2002 19:08 »

Yes, but how could those elves breath in space???
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« Reply #18 on: 03-21-2002 20:52 »

They're magic robot elves.
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« Reply #19 on: 03-21-2002 22:23 »

So they're elven nanites?
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« Reply #20 on: 03-21-2002 23:10 »

The coin came from the same place the bricks come from, his ass.

Sound doesn't travel through vacuum but it will travel through the matter that Bender is made of.

We never see tears before but it doesn't mean they are not there. We have never seen them that close before.

The little people don't breathe, they feed off background radiation levels of space.

The missiles were guided, the bombs were magnetic.

The scenes etched into Bender's chest were removed by Bender because he wanted to be benevolent to his subjects and the pictures showed him being mean to humans.

What you should be worried about is the fact that the Planet Express ship couldn't catch him up when it doesn't travel faster than the speed of ligh but instead moves the universe around it, as established quite early on.
You people ask the stupidest questions and ignore the big problems in the world.  no no
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« Reply #21 on: 03-22-2002 01:42 »

 
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So they're elven nanites?

Now you're on the trolley.
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« Reply #22 on: 03-22-2002 01:49 »

and that civilisation on his ass wasn't there before, and then it just magically appeared when they were going to rage war
BrainSluggo

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« Reply #23 on: 03-22-2002 02:13 »
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You people ask the stupidest questions and ignore the big problems in the world.     no no
    tongue

You make that sound like a BAD thing.

One More Thing! (#1 In A Series Of 39): In the beginning, when the ship is under attack by space pirates, Bender is shown trying to sleep in his quarters as a space-cannonball creates a huge dent in the wall. There is already another huge dent in the adjacent wall, which Bender apparently slept through! It either created an unnoticed hull breach, or Fry and Bender's quarters have two adjacent walls connected to the hull.

Howcumzit? Classic: Nibbler eats several hundred pounds of food in a gulp and craps dark matter, which is ridiculously heavy. Yet people can pick him up and hold him in their laps and still use those same limbs immediately afterwards.

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« Reply #24 on: 03-22-2002 10:40 »
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The civilization an Bender's ass were explorers who set off for the West-Asses. They settled, broke off ties, had a civil war then went to war with their former colonial masters.

Everyone knows the interior of the Planet Express delivery ship changes on a day to day basis. Who cares about the odd hull breach when there are space pirates attacking and automatic sealing bulkheads will solve the problem of decompression.

Nibbler has an extra-dimensional stomach to store all that food, gravitons do not travel in those dimensions, so he doesn't weigh any more full than empty.

Any more questions you people want answering using the power of denial.   wink
BrainSluggo

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« Reply #25 on: 03-23-2002 06:10 »

Hee hee hee. Denial, it am a mighty river.

Howcumzit? Classic: In The Honking, Zoidberg is trying to earn a little food money hawking Mary Kay Cosmetics (nice to know some things won't change after 1,000 years). When Zoidberg is distracted, AMY STEALS HIS CASE (peeking into it occasionally afterwards). What, is she descended from Winona Ryder?

Amy! You're a naughty girl! You go get my ping-pong paddle right now!

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« Reply #26 on: 03-27-2002 05:17 »

Since we're being royally boned for new episodes or even reruns lately, I thought I'd revive this a bit...

Does anyone have any ideas where Godfellas came from? It's not the first plot involving someone waking up with hordes of little people living on him...

Of course there's Gulliver's Travels, but I'm wondering if there's another, more science-fictiony source that covers the "deity" angle.

A couple of years back in the DC superhero comic JLA, a malevolent magical being kept his only rival amongst the Good Guys--The Spectre, a selectively-gigantic ghostly entity--out of the picture with a pre-emptive strike that put him in some sort of coma. In order to prevent The Spectre's superhero buddies from reviving him, the villian places a society of tiny but intelligent lifeforms on The Spectre's enormous form. If The Spectre moved, they would be killed.

One of The Spectre's teammates uses his own magical powers to--heh heh--accelerate time in a localized area--hee hee hee--so that the lifeforms evolve and eventually become extinct in what seems, to them, to be billions of years, but to the rest of the universe is actually a matter of days.

"Ah ha ha ha ha ha! ..oh, wait, you're serious! Let me laugh even harder! AH HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!"
--Bender

What really makes me wonder if the writers are readin' too many funnybooks is the fact that the lifeforms eventually kill each other off using "nuclear" weapons made from the undefined ectoplasmic wizzle The Spectre is composed of--just as the Shrimpkins use Bender's "atomic pile" to destroy all life on their Lord.

Anyone got any other possible sources? 

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« Reply #27 on: 03-27-2002 10:57 »

Well, from the initial descriptions, I was picturing Star Trek V, but it really wasn't like it at all.
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« Reply #28 on: 03-27-2002 11:36 »

 
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Well, from the initial descriptions, I was picturing Star Trek V, but it really wasn't like it at all.

Let's all say a prayer of thanks for that.

BrainSluggo's post made me think of the TNG ep "Evolution" (nanites) or the V'ger ep "Blink of an eye" (fast paced technological development, and the inhabitants spoke directly with their "god" ).

But that's rather me doing associations than genuine inspirationsources for the Futurama writers.

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« Reply #29 on: 03-27-2002 12:51 »

 
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Originally posted by BrainSluggo:
Since we're being royally boned for new episodes or even reruns lately, I thought I'd revive this a bit...

Does anyone have any ideas where Godfellas came from? It's not the first plot involving someone waking up with hordes of little people living on him...

Of course there's Gulliver's Travels, but I'm wondering if there's another, more science-fictiony source that covers the "deity" angle.

A couple of years back in the DC superhero comic JLA, a malevolent magical being kept his only rival amongst the Good Guys--The Spectre, a selectively-gigantic ghostly entity--out of the picture with a pre-emptive strike that put him in some sort of coma. In order to prevent The Spectre's superhero buddies from reviving him, the villian places a society of tiny but intelligent lifeforms on The Spectre's enormous form. If The Spectre moved, they would be killed.

One of The Spectre's teammates uses his own magical powers to--heh heh--accelerate time in a localized area--hee hee hee--so that the lifeforms evolve and eventually become extinct in what seems, to them, to be billions of years, but to the rest of the universe is actually a matter of days.

"Ah ha ha ha ha ha! ..oh, wait, you're serious! Let me laugh even harder! AH HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!"
--Bender

What really makes me wonder if the writers are readin' too many funnybooks is the fact that the lifeforms eventually kill each other off using "nuclear" weapons made from the undefined ectoplasmic wizzle The Spectre is composed of--just as the Shrimpkins use Bender's "atomic pile" to destroy all life on their Lord.


Heh. I own that one. It's the same issue where the heroes defeat an evil blue monster by merging it with a good pink monster to create a benign purple monster.

Yes, those words I just said made perfect sense, didn't they?
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« Reply #30 on: 03-28-2002 02:16 »

I think Free Waterfall Junior was based on stoner JLA writer Grant Morrison.

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« Reply #31 on: 03-28-2002 13:48 »

It was partially based on a Twilight Zone episode where a man becomes the ruler of a tiny civilization.  I believe that it eventually dies out as well, due to his idiocy.

This was already parodied on The Simpsons THOH segment "The Genesis Tub" where Lisa had the small civilization in the tub of butter.  Oddly enough, that segment was written by David X.(S.) Cohen when he worked on the show if memory serves me correctly.
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« Reply #32 on: 03-28-2002 14:07 »

Not really a nit, more an observation. Fry doesn't seem to have much of a beard growing. First they spend several days getting to the monestary, and afterwards he sits in front of the telescope for 3 days, yet he has only a faint shade of a beard.

Also when Fry have been at the telescope for 3 days, there is a pizza box next to him, with one slice in it. Who delivered that pizza?
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« Reply #33 on: 03-28-2002 16:16 »

(1) Isn't beard growth based on testosterone levels? Well, there you go.

(2) Economy-size long-term frozen pizzas. Welcome...to the FUTURE!!! 

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« Reply #34 on: 03-28-2002 17:56 »
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Beard growth is no more based on testosterone levels than hair color. I have a decent beard, but it's just a genetic thing. Like American Indian men, are you suggesting they are without testosterone? Or perhaps oriental men have little to no testosterone, based on their comparative lack of body hair? Tis all genetic. Also, eunuchs retain their beards and their beard growth is retained, even though their bodies no longer have testosterone being pumped through them. (Only if they were castrated after puberty of course....)  ::diverts the topic down a bumpy side street labelled "Off"::
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« Reply #35 on: 03-29-2002 02:55 »

Jeez, no need to twist my nipples off, but...

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« Reply #36 on: 03-29-2002 07:44 »

Heh heh.
Why did they spend so long walking up some bloody great mountain when they have a spaceship? If they can get to the moon in three seconds, surely someone can get a pizza to them in the Himalayan mountains. They question still remains, why did they walk?
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« Reply #37 on: 03-29-2002 08:38 »

Land a massive heavy ship in who knows how deep snow?! Could cause avalanches ect... the place Probably has a law to prevent this.
Not to mention there wasn't a whole lotta room to land in... untill the end when Bender landed. Where'd that clearing come from anyway...
BrainSluggo

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« Reply #38 on: 03-29-2002 08:55 »

Snow's not that deep in that spot; "Red-Hot Re-Entry Bender" (AAAAAAAAAAH! HOTHOTHOTHOTHHHAAAAAAHHH!) melts through only an inch or so before uncovering bare ground. (Woulda been even funnier if he went deeper and had to climb out...)

The "clearing" where this takes place is probably quite a way away from the Temple and its mountain. (Hence Fry's reluctance to go back.)

When you see the Temple, you can see there's no convenient landing spot. Fry and Leela probably got the mule and Sherpa, flew to the closest proper landing site, and walked the rest of the way. (The dangerous snow-landing in The Honking was made necessary by the pre-Midnight-Bender-time time-limit and unexpected extra travelling involved. Earlier, they had to land away from the castle because of similar rocky conditions--although the graveyard is next to the frickin' moors. Um...whoops...)
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« Reply #39 on: 04-02-2002 06:56 »

the coolio coin melted through his "skin" the same way his magical eye bit comes down. hes made of uh... bendine.

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