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Binder

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« on: 06-21-2012 19:08 »

Forgive me if I'm stepping on any toes in making a season 7 thread. But I spotted this goof in the premiere "The Bots and the Bees". When the educational film starts, we're watching it on a 4:3 tv



And when the program ends, the TV becomes 16:9



I think I spotted this because seeing a 4:3 tv on Futurama stood out, considering we always see HDTVs.

I mean, what are we to believe, that this is some sort of a... magic television or something? Boy, I really hope somebody got fired for that blunder.
totalnerduk

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« Reply #1 on: 06-21-2012 21:43 »
« Last Edit on: 06-21-2012 21:52 »

Something I noticed: whenever Bev's "milk" button is displayed, her "Walrus Juice" button vanishes from the bottom of her selection menu. We clearly see that the milk button pops in between two of the Slurm options, and that the buttons move apart to accommodate it.

So why does Walrus Juice just vanish? Is it perhaps because the animators produced a model with a set number of buttons and didn't feel like producing a variant Bev, for when she was lactating? I think that's it. But it's kinda jarring. It feels like something that they should have caught in production and fixed.

Robot reproduction also has a major problem.

If programming and functions are passed down from mother to son, and expansion slots can be limited to one, then what the hell is the use of most baby robots? When Bev's second child grows up, he's going to have no policeman programming or functionality. He's also (presumably) going to have only one expansion slot. We see that robots derive their physical appearance mainly from their father. So he's not going to be any use as a vending machine either.

If robots reproduce in order to meet demand that factories can't cope with, then surely the robots that result ought to have some functionality? The factory robots that produce first-generation robots like Bender pass on specific programming by design. But out there in the world that those robots enter, the majority of fembots seem to be strippers, floozybots, storage or dispensing units, and novelty items. So their programming is preserved and passed on. Industrial units like Bender are going to become rarer and rarer as the world fills up with second, third and fourth-generation robots. Especially if the offspring can be produced without a second expansion slot, meaning that they can only be upgraded at the cost of their memory.

Plus, who owns these robots? Mom? The parents? The owners of the parents? If they're independant citizens, how does filling demand in this manner earn anybody a profit, seeing as how they're going to be mostly useless?

The episode in some ways raised more questions than it answered with regard to robot sex.
MuchAdo

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« Reply #2 on: 06-21-2012 21:54 »
« Last Edit on: 06-22-2012 05:28 »

Some what before they watch that film... Zoidberg blinks and his eyes are white.

I always notice that.

Also Cubert is never around.. even when the world is ending.

Neither Morris or Munda... but it's a 21 minute show now... so I understand that... I guess.
Still... a background shot with them somewhere would have been nice.

I mean, what are we to believe, that this is some sort of a... magic television or something? Boy, I really hope somebody got fired for that blunder.

Seriously... I actually think it's just the camera angle that's making the T.V. look different in both those shots.

My question about those pics:
Where did that green poster in the background vanish to in those shots?
Zoomed in... we should still see it's corner.. I believe.
Onuki

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« Reply #3 on: 06-21-2012 23:58 »
« Last Edit on: 06-22-2012 00:13 »

i just realized what happened with Fry's shoes during "A Farewell to Arms" when he offers to walk Leela across the puddle. doesn't really matter though 'cause it was still 1 of my favorite scenes from that terrible episode

also saw Hermes' belly button disappear right before my eyes lol
MuchAdo

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« Reply #4 on: 06-22-2012 05:26 »

i just realized what happened with Fry's shoes during "A Farewell to Arms" when he offers to walk Leela across the puddle. doesn't really matter though 'cause it was still 1 of my favorite scenes from that terrible episode

also saw Hermes' belly button disappear right before my eyes lol

Speaking of his buttons... the two on his dress shirt popped off (as always) in one of the new one's.

But that has always happened.. lol... it's like gloves popping off characters hands and then back on in the next scene.... in every cartoon.... ever... with animated gloved hands.
DannyJC13

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« Reply #5 on: 06-23-2012 00:36 »
« Last Edit on: 06-23-2012 00:45 »

In AFTA, there are no holes on the tip of the PE ship turret when Fry first gets inside of it, but when he is firing at the weather balloon there are holes on it.

Also, everyone seems to react to the end of the world VERY quickly, before they even know what is going on. I mean, how did Nine write that sign and set it up so quickly?
Louiswuenator

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« Reply #6 on: 06-23-2012 01:52 »

I think he has that sign ready for whenever he needs it.
Jezzem

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« Reply #7 on: 06-23-2012 07:21 »

Also, everyone seems to react to the end of the world VERY quickly, before they even know what is going on. I mean, how did Nine write that sign and set it up so quickly?

I think that's more of a joke than a goof.
DannyJC13

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« Reply #8 on: 06-23-2012 22:12 »

'Nother one, not really a goof or anything, but it took Singing Wind 10 years to return to Mars for his stuff, [bender]I find that rather hard to believe.[/bender]
Louiswuenator

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« Reply #9 on: 06-23-2012 22:30 »

Those buggalo ships could have vastly inferior drives, only capable of a small fraction of new-c.
futuRAmaMA

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« Reply #10 on: 06-23-2012 23:15 »
« Last Edit on: 06-23-2012 23:17 »

Another one that everyone seems to have missed.  In "A Farewell To Arms" Amy says she was in Sigma Beta, but in season 1 "The Series Has Landed" she said she was in Kappa Kappa Wong!
Louiswuenator

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« Reply #11 on: 06-24-2012 00:10 »

I definitely noticed that one, but I have no explanation.  Perhaps she was a member of another sorority at some point.
TheMadCapper

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« Reply #12 on: 06-24-2012 07:29 »

She could have been in her family one, and in the one the selection box belonged to. Either at the same time or different times.
futuRAmaMA

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« Reply #13 on: 06-24-2012 08:22 »

On the contrary, I think a simple writer's error (mistake in continuity) is the simplest explanation.  Anything else requires mental gymnastics.  Occam's razor always fits.
TheMadCapper

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« Reply #14 on: 06-24-2012 08:32 »

Occam's Razor always applies, except when it doesn't.
totalnerduk

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« Reply #15 on: 06-24-2012 16:54 »

Amy seems like enough of a socialite I can see her wanting to be part of both. She seems to have been a spoiled enough little rich girl that I can see her getting her way. I mean, she had all those ponies.

Occam's Razor is one of those things that doesn't always work. Just like a screwdriver or a hammer, it has applications it works well for, and applications where it can be frustrating to try to use. Usually, things follow the simplest explanation... but sometimes they get crazy complicated. Oh, and when we figure something out according to the simplest possible principles, we usually find that there is an underlying complexity to it, or it evolves complexity. Examples of this are Newtonian physics and the cellular exceptions to darwinian evolution (such as mitochondria).  Which, when you think about it, is the simplest explanation for why some things are a little harder to understand - the simplest explanation is not always right. Just the one with the highest probability of being correct when all other unknowns are equal. There's always the chance of something slightly more complicated going on.

With all of that said, I do think it's a continuity error. Perhaps at one point the writers had intended Amy to have been in more sororities than typically would be possible, but they've never brought it up until now.
DannyJC13

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« Reply #16 on: 06-24-2012 21:17 »

When only Fry's neck, face and hands are exposed, he manages to walk through a solid metal door, yet when he is completely naked, he has no affect on the front of the PE ship or the ropes around his wrists/ankles? Or when he is inside the ship? And shouldn't his clothes have disintegrated as soon as he reached that temperature/voltage/radiation/whatever it is?
Louiswuenator

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« Reply #17 on: 06-24-2012 22:18 »

Easy.  The PE ship is made of stronger, space worthy material that can absorb or deflect radiation.  The ropes were of the unbreakable diamond filament.  His clothes are from the past and as everything is brighter in the past, they are impervious.
Tastes Like Fry

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« Reply #18 on: 06-25-2012 06:06 »

xD As well as being from the past, his clothes were on him as he was drinking - perhaps the clothes absorbed power from the drink also?
futuRAmaMA

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« Reply #19 on: 06-26-2012 07:50 »

Occam's Razor is one of those things that doesn't always work.

What I was trying to say is I think it was a simple writer's error rather than a deliberate change.  There are continuity errors here and there throughout the existing episodes and I'm sure the ones coming down the line for season 7a and 7b will have some as well.  The simplest and most logical explanation for such things is simple writer error.
DannyJC13

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« Reply #20 on: 07-01-2012 18:53 »

The Perfume Saleswoman can be seen twice in the crowd in one shot when Travers is saying how ridiculous it is that they want him to release his Earth certificate.
hobbitboy

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« Reply #21 on: 07-03-2012 14:37 »


   'Nother one, not really a goof or anything, but it took Singing Wind 10 years to return to Mars for his stuff, [bender]I find that rather hard to believe.[/bender]


Perhaps he has chillin' out, enjoying a cold one when he suddenly thought "Shit, Mars is due to be destroyed tomorrow. I'd better go pick up that box of odds and ends that I haven't yet found a use for but am bound to need desperately as soon as they're gone."

Don't hate me, Trinity.  I'm just the messenger.
DannyJC13

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« Reply #22 on: 07-12-2012 19:21 »

Leela says in the film she made for Morris and Munda that mutants were only allowed onto the surface "last year", meaning 3011, however, it was made legal for mutants to venture onto the surface in 3010.

Either a goof, or 'The Mutants Are Revolting' was set in 3011, despite airing in 2010? (3010 Futurama time.)
SolidSnake

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« Reply #23 on: 07-13-2012 20:44 »

Leela says in the film she made for Morris and Munda that mutants were only allowed onto the surface "last year", meaning 3011, however, it was made legal for mutants to venture onto the surface in 3010.

Either a goof, or 'The Mutants Are Revolting' was set in 3011, despite airing in 2010? (3010 Futurama time.)
Or maybe because it wasn't EXACTLY two years yet? (It happened September 3010, and the date of this episode seems to be July 3012.)
DannyJC13

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« Reply #24 on: 07-14-2012 00:15 »

Still doesn't mean last year. She could've said "just over a year ago".
Tastes Like Fry

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« Reply #25 on: 07-15-2012 06:18 »

At least they acknowledged that the surfacing of the mutants actually happened.
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« Reply #26 on: 07-15-2012 13:51 »

At least they acknowledged that the surfacing of the mutants actually happened.

Yep, they already did so in season 6B, in Möbius Dick that episode that shall never be mentioned again wink
DannyJC13

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« Reply #27 on: 07-15-2012 18:00 »

Your hate for Mobius Dick is invalid.
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« Reply #28 on: 07-15-2012 23:07 »
« Last Edit on: 07-15-2012 23:09 »

At least they acknowledged that the surfacing of the mutants actually happened.

Yep, they already did so in season 6B, in Möbius Dick that episode that shall never be mentioned again wink

The main emphasis/message is based on the fat part wink
Also...it's "MÖbius Dick", not "MObius Dick" wink tongue big grin
Svip

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« Reply #29 on: 07-15-2012 23:21 »

Hey hey, you can't blame Danny for using a crappy keyboard layout, most English speaking people do!  Come to think of it; yes, you can blame him for that.
GabeNewell

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« Reply #30 on: 07-20-2012 05:54 »

Not sure if this should go here, but the old guy who died waiting on his death certificate seems alive and well in The Butterjunk Effect



UnrealLegend

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« Reply #31 on: 07-20-2012 05:58 »

I don't think he died. He probably just fell asleep. smile
soylentOrange

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« Reply #32 on: 08-09-2012 06:46 »

I just noticed that, during Bender's first trial in FWH, the stars on the Earthican flag briefly turn into little circles.


Louiswuenator

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« Reply #33 on: 08-09-2012 07:39 »
« Last Edit on: 08-09-2012 07:45 »

The thing with Bender being 'incapable of harming the Professor' seemed pretty weak to me.  I think Bender has harmed the Professor many times.

EDIT:  Also, since when did Chapek 9 become 'The Robot Homeworld?'  I'm pretty sure homeworld means world of origin, and that would be Earth.
futz
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« Reply #34 on: 08-09-2012 21:13 »

I'm curious how Fry got a duplicate set of 1000 year old clothes after his original set went through the sausage grinder.
Professor Zoidy

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« Reply #35 on: 08-10-2012 08:41 »

Maybe he found a set just like his in a retro store, or an antiques shop for cheap? If I'm correct this isn't the first time Fry's replaced his outfit, or parts of it. Heck, in the future, maybe you can print out clothes like you can print 3D statues today. Just get a full-body scan with your clothing you want copied on and you're set. smile Or maybe Fry's secretly a wizard.
futz
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« Reply #36 on: 08-10-2012 11:48 »

Most likely. Maybe everyone gets 1 set of clothes for life that are replaced free if needed by the gov'mint.
Also wondering if Fry's aged underwear contributed to the award winning flavor of Bender's links
Spicy Weasel

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« Reply #37 on: 08-28-2012 20:32 »
« Last Edit on: 08-28-2012 20:35 »

Hopefully the mammal mulcher not only sausage-ized the meat but also removed bones, fur, bugs, underwear etc.  

EDIT:  Hey, does Bender still have the duplicator?   Perhaps Fry made some copies of his clothes.   Wish I could do that vs laundry day....  Although they would be 2/3 size so that is a problem.
Tastes Like Fry

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« Reply #38 on: 09-02-2012 17:13 »

futz, that is a disturbing thought ><

And I don't think anything was removed if the picture of sausage Leela is holding/eating is anything to go by.

... I would normally provide the picture but I didn't have one of the Fry sausage and google isn't giving me anything really relevant despite trying several search phrases.

Funny how 'Leela eating Fry' brings up this:
Tachyon

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« Reply #39 on: 09-02-2012 17:58 »

Hopefully the mammal mulcher not only sausage-ized the meat but also removed bones, fur, bugs, underwear etc.   


That's one reason I don't eat sausage...



Funny how 'Leela eating Fry' brings up this:

I just love that drawing!

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