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DannyJC13

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« on: 06-26-2011 18:17 »

In Neutopia PE is trying to make a girl's calendar, but only have 3 girls, however when the men are turned into women they add to the calendar too, but this wouldn't change anything, since there are still not enough people to complete a full 12 month calendar.

Amy - Jan
Leela - Feb
LaBarbara - Mar
Fry - Apr
Hermes - May
Professor Farnsworth - Jun
Bender - Jul
Zoidberg - Aug
Scruffy - Sep
???? - Oct
???? - Nov
???? - Dec


So, what gives? Did the calendar work? Did they not realise there were not enough people to finish it when taking the photos? Are there less months in the future? hmpf
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« Reply #1 on: 06-26-2011 18:25 »

Maybe they could simply use two different shots of each?
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« Reply #2 on: 06-26-2011 18:27 »

Maybe they could simply use two different shots of each?

I considered that about the 3 women at the start, look at all the 'activities' and 'situations' they had pictures taken in, why not just use each one 4 times from each situation? confused
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« Reply #3 on: 06-26-2011 18:28 »

The easy answer to this is that Neutopia takes place after Benderama, meaning there might still be a few duplicate Benders about somewhere.

That makes sense, right?

No?
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« Reply #4 on: 06-26-2011 18:29 »

The easy answer to this is that Neutopia takes place after Benderama, meaning their might still be a few duplicate Bender's about somewhere.

That makes sense, right? No?

Maybe, if you count the yellow crayon/golden Benders... shifty
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« Reply #5 on: 06-26-2011 19:16 »

Fry should have got Michelle back for the Calendar, I'm sure the episode quality would skyrocket with her involved! smile...
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« Reply #6 on: 06-27-2011 02:23 »
« Last Edit on: 06-27-2011 02:43 by totalnerduk »

The easy answer to this is that Neutopia takes place after Benderama, meaning there might still be a few duplicate Benders about somewhere.

That makes sense, right?

No?


No, no no.

There are six girls in the segment where they actually shoot the calender. Two outfits/shots for each makes twelve months. Or it could be a six-month calendar.

The more egregious and larger fail is the calendar supposedly being printed up and sold to enough people over 24 hours to generate enough revenue to pay the mortgage on the PX building. Who the hell is buying those things? How much are they paying for them?

If they charged eleven dollars each, they'd need to sell a million in order to get the money assuming the calendar was printed at no cost. If they made a dollar profit on each, which is a much more reasonable estimate, they sold eleven million copies. In twenty-four hours. That's beyond incredible. I think the mortgage figure really ought to have been more reasonable. Let's say, five hundred thousand dollars left to pay.

Fry should have got Michelle back for the Calendar, I'm sure the episode quality would skyrocket with her involved! smile...

As for this, Otis, I'd hit you with a rolled up newspaper and call you a bad puppy, but I don't think that's quite harsh enough. Plus, I don't have a newspaper.
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« Reply #7 on: 06-27-2011 02:39 »

There are six girls in the segment where they actually shoot the calender. Two outfits/shots for each makes twelve months. Or it could be a six-month calender.

That makes more sense. I've never actually had one of those calendars.
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« Reply #8 on: 06-27-2011 05:53 »

There may have been group shots. It seems that the three real women did one.

More importantly, who says they were selling them on Earth? Farnsworth rejected the idea of a three month calendar for Mercury, but there are plenty of other planets around.
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« Reply #9 on: 06-27-2011 12:21 »

Fry should have got Michelle back for the Calendar, I'm sure the episode quality would skyrocket with her involved! smile...

I agree; all of the episodes she is in are fantastic.  Totally would have made this episode any better than it already is.  Also, Michelle is pretty fucking hot. wink

The more egregious and larger fail is the calendar supposedly being printed up and sold to enough people over 24 hours to generate enough revenue to pay the mortgage on the PX building. Who the hell is buying those things? How much are they paying for them?

If they charged eleven dollars each, they'd need to sell a million in order to get the money assuming the calendar was printed at no cost. If they made a dollar profit on each, which is a much more reasonable estimate, they sold eleven million copies. In twenty-four hours. That's beyond incredible. I think the mortgage figure really ought to have been more reasonable. Let's say, five hundred thousand dollars left to pay.

They explained it, their fans are huge perverts.  Actually, this is an imitation of reality... the real Futurama calendars have actually sold well enough to help keep Futurama on the air.
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« Reply #10 on: 06-27-2011 12:27 »

Also, they don't need to have printed them yet if they're selling them online.
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« Reply #11 on: 06-27-2011 14:34 »

Still, eleven million in less than 24 hours? That's something I have trouble buying.
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« Reply #12 on: 06-27-2011 15:03 »

Yeah, that is stretching it a little. Although, considering there's around 7 billion people on Earth now, and these are being sold throughout the universe perhaps, and the calender features a Coilette look-a-like; Coilette being a famous, and apparently very attractive, Olympian who could have posed for this before her death... I'd say this qualifies as very implausible, but it could happen.
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« Reply #13 on: 06-27-2011 16:03 »

Or maybe the perverts bought multiple copies?
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« Reply #14 on: 06-27-2011 16:28 »

At $4 a pop with a $2.50 profit margin it would have taken approximately 11 million divided by 2 and 1/2 copies sold in order to save Planet Express.  Professor Farnsworth can invent machines to make the calendars scientifically create themselves.

The problem is that there are 12 months in a year.

But like I said.. people buying them isn't the problem.  The Futurama calendars (in real life) have sold well enough to keep Futurama on the air.  This is distinctly different from a lot of other programming that has been taken off television; hence the point of the episode.
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« Reply #15 on: 06-28-2011 00:38 »

This was one of the things in the episode I didn't like. Overall it was good to me though.
Anyway, I felt like "Oh no! We don't have enough pictures for this girly calender!" Was a really poor excuse. Take. More. Photos. You can never have enough hot pictures of girls....
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« Reply #16 on: 06-28-2011 03:35 »

This was one of the things in the episode I didn't like. Overall it was good to me though.
Anyway, I felt like "Oh no! We don't have enough pictures for this girly calender!" Was a really poor excuse. Take. More. Photos. You can never have enough hot pictures of girls....

I can, but that's because I'm not a penniless pervert. /opportunity to quote Farnsworth
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« Reply #17 on: 06-28-2011 17:20 »

You can never have enough hot pictures of girls....

Are you a lesbian? tongue
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« Reply #18 on: 06-28-2011 20:19 »

The calendar might do one pic for every two months, like Leela as January/February, Fry as March/April, etc...
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« Reply #19 on: 06-28-2011 22:03 »

The calendar might do one pic for every two months, like Leela as January/February, Fry as March/April, etc...

That's probably the unstated idea the writer's had in mind, Randi.  I wonder which'll show up first: an official Futurama merchandise calendar based on the Neutopia ep, or a similiar but somewhat less tame one on certain fan sites?

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« Reply #20 on: 06-28-2011 22:19 »

Oh I forgot about the annual Futurama merch calendar... eek
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« Reply #21 on: 06-28-2011 22:27 »

Oh I forgot about the annual Futurama merch calendar... eek

We get the art from last Year's US Calendar on our current calendar... So:

Art 1 = 2010 US
Art 2 = 2011 US
Art 1 = 2011 UK
Art 3 = 2012 US
Art 2 = 2012 UK
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« Reply #22 on: 06-28-2011 22:35 »

Oh I forgot about the annual Futurama merch calendar... eek

We get the art from last Year's US Calendar on our current calendar... So:

Art 1 = 2010 US
Art 2 = 2011 US
Art 1 = 2011 UK
Art 3 = 2012 US
Art 2 = 2012 UK

Buy the US Calendars then, that's what I do, it's how they're meant to be before the UK royally ass-fucks them...
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« Reply #23 on: 06-28-2011 22:43 »

How do they do that? hmpf
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« Reply #24 on: 06-29-2011 00:56 »

How do they do that? hmpf

I thought it was quite obvious from the point you made. To elaborate, many years ago I bought the US Calendar because it came out earlier than the UK Calendar and I didn't want to wait any longer. The following year I repeated this process and so on it continued, however, one year I was considering waiting a little longer for the UK version as it would ultimately be more convenient ordering from the country I live in. My mouse was hovering over the Pre-Order button and I'd almost purchased it. In the end though I opted to stick to the US version so that I didnít have to wait the extra time...

Later that year I was in HMV and I saw the UK Futurama Calendar that I'd nearly purchased some months before. I looked at the back of it for the hell of it only to discover that the pictures presented were the same ones I already had on the previous years US Calendar! I couldnít believe it was being passed off as new in the UK as if weíre all some kind of idiots...

To think that earlier in that year I'd seriously considered waiting the little extra to get the UK version, the one that I'd almost parted with my cash for. Imagine my absolute horror, my anger and despair, my extreme disappointment if Iíd have found that it was just last years US Calendar that I already owned repacked with a new front cover, with absolutely no warning or reason presented to me before making the purchase...

It would have been the wrong front cover in connection with the pictures inside and an entirely misleading and unexplained prospect. That's how it would be a royal ass-fuck for UK customers, it would feel much the same way, and my poor wallet would be crying. Sure I could have sent it back, but the pain would still linger for several days after taking a hard and forceful blow to my confidence in the UK market for Futurama products, if not longer...

I look back now with relief that I never made that fateful mistake and Iím glad that Iím an impatient person and therefore didnít have the time to wait any longer when I felt it was unnecessary. As a result I have the true authentic versions of the calendars as they were meant to be presented to folk of this world. The UK version is just a false representation of the original product. I hope that explains things in clearer detail for you...
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« Reply #25 on: 06-29-2011 17:15 »

Yes it does. My current calendar is a South Park one, so when I get my 2012 Futurama one, I will not be affected. wink
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« Reply #26 on: 07-06-2011 03:57 »


The more egregious and larger fail is the calendar supposedly being printed up and sold to enough people over 24 hours to generate enough revenue to pay the mortgage on the PX building. Who the hell is buying those things? How much are they paying for them?

If they charged eleven dollars each, they'd need to sell a million in order to get the money assuming the calendar was printed at no cost. If they made a dollar profit on each, which is a much more reasonable estimate, they sold eleven million copies. In twenty-four hours. That's beyond incredible. I think the mortgage figure really ought to have been more reasonable. Let's say, five hundred thousand dollars left to pay.

That's the joke, isn't it?
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« Reply #27 on: 07-06-2011 12:11 »


The more egregious and larger fail is the calendar supposedly being printed up and sold to enough people over 24 hours to generate enough revenue to pay the mortgage on the PX building. Who the hell is buying those things? How much are they paying for them?

If they charged eleven dollars each, they'd need to sell a million in order to get the money assuming the calendar was printed at no cost. If they made a dollar profit on each, which is a much more reasonable estimate, they sold eleven million copies. In twenty-four hours. That's beyond incredible. I think the mortgage figure really ought to have been more reasonable. Let's say, five hundred thousand dollars left to pay.

That's the joke, isn't it?

Unless you're pointing out that it was a failed joke, I don't see what you're getting at.
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« Reply #28 on: 07-07-2011 02:25 »

Whether or not it was funny isn't what we were discussing.
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« Reply #29 on: 07-08-2011 00:31 »

If it's not funny, it loses the armour that the rule of funny lends to such improbabilities and become fodder for the picking of nits. So it does have some bearing.
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« Reply #30 on: 07-22-2011 04:54 »
« Last Edit on: 07-22-2011 04:56 by SpaceGoldfishfromWazn »

Fry should have got Michelle back for the Calendar, I'm sure the episode quality would skyrocket with her involved! smile...

Indeed, what episode can't be improved the addition of a castrating, emotionally abusive harpy who sucks the life out of everything around her?

That wasn't a rhetorical question.  I genuinely want to know.

Maybe Amana posed for the calender too?  She's pretty hot for a featureless pink talking fridge on wheels.   And Washbucket probably wanted in as well.
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« Reply #31 on: 07-23-2011 13:17 »

Do you know who else would be great for the Calendar? Petunia! I can't believe no one else thought of her before smile...
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« Reply #32 on: 07-23-2011 19:55 »

Or Dr. Cahill at least. Rawr. She could have temporarily replaced Zoidberg as the doctor. flirt
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« Reply #33 on: 08-08-2011 22:51 »

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So, what gives? Did the calendar work? Did they not realise there were not enough people to finish it when taking the photos? Are there less months in the future?
Maybe they reused the ship's personality from "Love and Rockets", which would label the ship as "female"...enough for one more month;)
(Sorry, could not resist that one;))
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« Reply #34 on: 08-08-2011 23:45 »

(Sorry, could not resist that one;))

It's fine, it's the perfect amount of nerdlinger-ness. smile
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« Reply #35 on: 08-09-2011 00:20 »

Do you know who else would be great for the Calendar? Petunia! I can't believe no one else thought of her before smile...

She wants to die young and leave a beautiful corpse after all.  And Hattie is probably keen to show the world her kajiggers.
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