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FryFangirlLisa

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« on: 10-02-2009 18:19 »
« Last Edit on: 10-02-2009 18:28 »

Okay guys, a friend of mine showed me this picture recently.



See the blue alien?  Notice the hat that he's wearing.  It's red and white and it has a green "L" in the middle of it.

OMG, that alien is wearing Ash's hat!  It's a reference to Pokemon!  big grin

Man, I can't believe I never noticed that before!  XD  Hehe, this gives me another reason to like "A Leela Of Her Own".  laff

Although, I figure most of you already knew this.  But I thought I'd point it out anyway, in case some people here didn't know about it.  =P
Svip

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« Reply #1 on: 10-02-2009 18:43 »



A better image will give tell you that it is not an L.
FryFangirlLisa

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« Reply #2 on: 10-02-2009 18:56 »
« Last Edit on: 10-02-2009 18:57 »

Ohhhhhh, you're right.  It's alien-writing of some sort.

Oops.  My bad.  =P

Seems like they just copied Ash's hat a little bit...  In that case, I guess it was almost a reference to Pokemon.  That's too bad.  =/  

I hope they give us an actual reference in the new season!
Jezzem

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« Reply #3 on: 10-02-2009 19:05 »

The problem is that if they really did make a reference to it everyone would get all pissed off because you can't have references to things anymore otherwise you're suddenly "too much like Family Guy!"
FryFangirlLisa

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« Reply #4 on: 10-02-2009 19:14 »

Yeah, I suppose that's true.

But if it was just a subtle reference to the show, (like seeing a character wearing Ash's hat, or a character holding a Pokeball), I doubt anyone would make a big deal out of it.

Or they could try something else, like a parody.  I mean, if they didn't get sued for "Fry and The Slurm Factory", it's possible they could have another parody episode of some sort.



coldangel

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« Reply #5 on: 10-03-2009 03:45 »

Oh God, nobody in the world except you likes Pokemon anymore! It's a bizarre little children's cartoon - it was never good, just weird and over-marketed. Get over it.
LobsterMooch
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« Reply #6 on: 10-03-2009 04:10 »

Do not underestimate Pokemon. It taught kids to be acquisitive, just like everyone else in the U.S.
Freako

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« Reply #7 on: 10-03-2009 13:27 »

Well that orange guy has the star trek logo thingy, isn't that more relevant than pokemon?
LobsterMooch
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« Reply #8 on: 10-03-2009 16:06 »

The Black/white guy is definitely from a star trek episode. It starred Frank Gorshin. It was a great episode about racism.
Freako

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« Reply #9 on: 10-03-2009 16:37 »

I knew that, who said I didn't?
LobsterMooch
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« Reply #10 on: 10-03-2009 22:30 »

Quit picking your nose and knead that dough!
FryFangirlLisa

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« Reply #11 on: 10-05-2009 06:00 »
« Last Edit on: 10-05-2009 06:33 »

Oh God, nobody in the world except you likes Pokemon anymore!
If that were true, than the series would've been canceled after season one...  roll eyes

But instead, the series is so popular that it's currently in its 12 season.  And that's pretty long for an animated series.  I mean, come on, Pokemon is one of the longest running series there is!  It's right up there with The Simpsons in length!  There's no denying that (actually, now that I think about it, it makes sense that The Simpsons has had several references to Pokemon - considering both series are long-running and have many episodes, hehe).

Also, the games are insanely popular.  People of all ages play the games, not just kids.   I mean, those games sell like hotcakes! I'm not kidding!  eek

In fact, Pokemon has even made the guinness book of world records before.

But anyway, I rest my case.  I'm not the only person in existence who still likes Pokemon.  There's plenty other fans out there.  But of course, most people who do like Pokemon tend to keep it hidden, for fear of being ridiculed.

Who knows? Maybe Fry or Scruffy is a closet fan who plays the classic, old-school Game Boy games in his spare time. Hehe....

Having said that, I guess that makes me weird for liking old cartoons meant for kids, and knowing way too much about them.  Yeah, I'm probably the weirdest person on this forum.  =P


And, on a related note, is it just me or did the writers forget that Fry used to play a lot of video games? Did they forget that's one of his interests?  Throughout season 1 through 4, the only references to video games were: "Anthology of Interest II", "A Bicyclops Built For Two",  "The Birdbot of Ice-Catraz", and of course, "Space Pilot 3000". However, those were only short scenes (except for "Anthology of Interest II").  Oh and there's, Bender's Big Score as well, but that one didn't have anything to do with Fry.

Yeah...in my opinion, I think the writers should mention Fry's interest in video games again, and maybe do something cool with that in the new season.  cool
Go-a-Green-a

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« Reply #12 on: 10-05-2009 06:09 »

Quit picking your nose and knead that dough!

Perhaps he poked his brain with that finger....
seattlejohn01

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« Reply #13 on: 10-05-2009 07:25 »

"We're at finger alert 1!"
coldangel

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« Reply #14 on: 10-05-2009 17:22 »
« Last Edit on: 10-05-2009 17:25 by coldangel_1 »

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People of all ages play the games, not just kids.
There's my main point. It's a bizarre little child's show shamelessly designed to sell merchandise.
Same as Transformers, but at least Transformers was kind of cool. Pokemon is random mental super-deformed nonsense that doesn't even try to hide the fact that it's a marketing ploy. Gotta catch BUY 'em all!
FryFangirlLisa

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« Reply #15 on: 10-05-2009 18:00 »
« Last Edit on: 10-05-2009 18:01 »

Same as Transformers, but at least Transformers was kind of cool. Pokemon is random mental super-deformed nonsense that doesn't even try to hide the fact that it's a marketing ploy. Gotta catch BUY 'em all!
While it may be true that Pokemon is all one big marketing thing, this doesn't stop people from actually enjoying the show.  I mean, most fans don't even think about that, when they watch the show or play the games.  

Anyway, we're getting way off topic here...
coldangel

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« Reply #16 on: 10-06-2009 00:11 »

Kid with furry creatures coming out of his balls = too weird for words.
Nixons Head

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« Reply #17 on: 10-06-2009 02:06 »

Anyway, we're getting way off topic here...

What topic would that be? Everythings been resolved. Anyway just gonna say Pokemon was awesome, and yes I (meaning my parents) spent a fortune on it.
Jezzem

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« Reply #18 on: 10-06-2009 02:10 »

The show itself is pretty lame what with the pretty much the same thing happening every episode but the movies (or at least the first few) are actually half decent.

Just sayin'... Now continue with the hat... Thing...
FryFangirlLisa

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« Reply #19 on: 10-06-2009 12:37 »
« Last Edit on: 10-06-2009 12:39 »

Oh, actually, I'm done with the hat topic.  =P

But if anyone else wants to comment on the other hats that the aliens are wearing, I'm cool with that.
LobsterMooch
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« Reply #20 on: 10-30-2009 02:12 »

I just noticed that the alien on the far left has basically the same style cap that Henry Aaron would have worn in 1972. His bat is on the wrong shoulder though.

songficcer

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« Reply #21 on: 10-30-2009 08:11 »

Oh God, nobody in the world except you likes Pokemon anymore! It's a bizarre little children's cartoon - it was never good, just weird and over-marketed. Get over it.


Heyyy... I still like pokemon. I'm more into the games though. Just mindless entertainment to obsess over.

...Yeah, I have no life.
MightyBooshFan91

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« Reply #22 on: 10-30-2009 09:06 »

Oh God, nobody in the world except you likes Pokemon anymore! It's a bizarre little children's cartoon - it was never good, just weird and over-marketed. Get over it.


Heyyy... I still like pokemon. I'm more into the games though. Just mindless entertainment to obsess over.

...Yeah, I have no life.

you're talking to a bunch of nerds on the Internet, so that's pretty much a given....
lavalamp247

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« Reply #23 on: 11-01-2009 21:33 »

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People of all ages play the games, not just kids.
There's my main point. It's a bizarre little child's show shamelessly designed to sell merchandise.
Same as Transformers, but at least Transformers was kind of cool. Pokemon is random mental super-deformed nonsense that doesn't even try to hide the fact that it's a marketing ploy. Gotta catch BUY 'em all!
But the people over 12 that like pokemon are the people that adults tell their children not to stare at and they trash talk about later
coldangel

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« Reply #24 on: 11-02-2009 00:44 »

^I think I'll call you... Unnecessary Comment Man!
Frida Waterfall

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« Reply #25 on: 11-02-2009 02:44 »
« Last Edit on: 11-02-2009 02:50 »

I'm not the only person in existence who still likes Pokemon.  There's plenty other fans out there.

Actually, ever since "Futurama" was revealed to be returning for a sixth season, I had to occupy myself with something until then (which explains my absence from the forum recently). I managed to rekindle my obsession with Pokemon, and you know what, I don't care if I play Pokemon in public, I don't care whether people label me as this or that (I actually keep my obsession with Futurama festering inside of me, and kept it hidden from my family for a good three or four years). I really just wanna be myself and sucks to anybody who argues otherwise. And I must concur, Pokemon shall live on.

But, in the case of the hat that you saw, I just read on the Pokemon Wikipedia yesterday, Bulbapedia, that the protoganist of the Pokemon anime series, Ash, won that hat from a competition prior to becoming a Pokemon trainer. I don't believe that hat is an original Pokemon hat- I do suspect that it is based off of a popular baseball cap in Japan.

But, that's not just why I came to post in this thread.

You see, I had found a goof in the episode "A Leela of Her Own". And a big one at that (unless if you try to make up theories excusing this animation goof).

As Jackie Anderson is up to bat for her team, she can also be seen in her street clothes in several shots of the stands between the strikes and homerun.

If I have time I'll try to insert some screenshots from that scene, but for now I'm too flustered with my "special needs" Dratini (I don't want to waste a TM on her! Level up faster, I can't continue to keep battling this hiker for experience points!).
Freako

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« Reply #26 on: 11-02-2009 04:09 »
« Last Edit on: 11-02-2009 04:12 by Futurama_Freak1 »

Ahah, You're right she gets a strike then gasps at herself.



She may have been wearing light speed briefs to be able to do that.

Although seeming as she's wearing the bean shirt I'm guessing this was a reaction shot made for earlier in the episode but then moved to later in the episode so they added the beans to her shirt before they animated it, forgetting she was the one playing burnsball as they do not work on scenes in order.
Go-a-Green-a

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« Reply #27 on: 11-03-2009 05:32 »

Magic... got it.
hobbitboy

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« Reply #28 on: 11-03-2009 10:10 »

Maybe the stadium employs seat-fillers when a game is being televised and this time they accidentally hired a Jackie Anderson look-alike.

Don't hate me, Trinity.  I'm just the messenger.
coldangel

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« Reply #29 on: 11-03-2009 13:01 »

The first Ghost in the Shell movie: About halfway through the Major happens to notice another cyborg woman with the same chassis as her.
It's the year 3000 - there may be prosthetic bodies, a certain number produced from a given mold.

Or clones.

It could also be her twin sister supporting her from the stands.

Or a time-duplicate.

Or a version of her from a parallel universe... sans cowboy hat.
LobsterMooch
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« Reply #30 on: 11-03-2009 17:17 »

It might be interesting to see if Jackie made it to the stands in ITWGY.
seattlejohn01

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« Reply #31 on: 11-03-2009 23:14 »

Dark wizards, people.  Whenever something happens that can't be explained, it's the work of dark wizards.
Svip

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« Reply #32 on: 11-03-2009 23:17 »

Dark wizards, people.  Whenever something happens that can't be explained, it's the work of dark wizards.

No doubt Al Gore is against them.
Nixons Head

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« Reply #33 on: 11-03-2009 23:23 »

Dark wizards, people.  Whenever something happens that can't be explained, it's the work of dark wizards.

Love a line from the commentaries.
hobbitboy

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« Reply #34 on: 11-04-2009 13:26 »


   Dark wizards, people.  Whenever something happens that can't be explained, it's the work of dark wizards.


Oh sure! Blame the wizards!

Don't hate me, Trinity.  I'm just the messenger.
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #35 on: 11-04-2009 15:06 »

The main Pokemon games are actually fantastic. They don't make much sense if you apply real-world logic to them, just as 99% of video games don't.

Ignore the awful TV show and other spin-offs, they're part of the marketing machine you seem so against.
Freako

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« Reply #36 on: 11-04-2009 22:20 »

You're right, don't apply logic.

coldangel

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« Reply #37 on: 11-05-2009 02:07 »

Throw a furry critter at it somehow!
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #38 on: 11-05-2009 17:44 »

It makes no sense, but then in Super Mario Bros you play as a fat man who can jump inexplicably high and uses his head to smash open boxes made of bricks which sometimes contain mushrooms which make him grow huge, flowers which let him shoot balls of fire or stars which make him invinsible. I could go on.
Frida Waterfall

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« Reply #39 on: 11-05-2009 19:11 »

Nothing could be bad as the original Sims. A sim could die because the toilet object was too much of an obstacle to navigate around.
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