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steakeater
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« on: 08-01-2012 23:59 »

Fry asks the question, but it never gets answered. I feel like this is too specific knowing the writers to not be some reference or foreshadowing to something. In my research I've stumbled upon a blog with some guesses and leads but no real solid answer.
http://wrendawise.blogspot.com/2011/08/futurama-dung-beetle-phenomenon.html
Anyone else care to take a stab at the possible significance?!
Louiswuenator

Starship Captain
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« Reply #1 on: 08-02-2012 03:35 »

Lol at the people analyzing all of that.  I just thought it was a reference to Fry's special mind.  Similar to in TTOB Leela mentions that the aquariums aren't made of glass anymore so kids wouldn't rub yogurt on it and Fry's reply is mentioning his favorite flavor of yogurt.  He just latches onto unusual bits of information that don't follow a logical progression sometimes.
DannyJC13

Space Pope
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« Reply #2 on: 08-02-2012 12:52 »

According to the Infosphere:

"It is possible that he is an idiot savant as he said, "What's with the seventeen dungbeetles?" after being hit by a holographic branch with exactly seventeen holographic dungbeetles in "All the Presidents' Heads"."

Wikipedia article about it.
FutureChild

Bending Unit
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« Reply #3 on: 11-02-2012 02:00 »

Lol at the people analyzing all of that.  I just thought it was a reference to Fry's special mind.  Similar to in TTOB Leela mentions that the aquariums aren't made of glass anymore so kids wouldn't rub yogurt on it and Fry's reply is mentioning his favorite flavor of yogurt.  He just latches onto unusual bits of information that don't follow a logical progression sometimes.
i dont get why were going through all the trouble because he already solved it.
bibby66
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« Reply #4 on: 07-22-2013 03:27 »

Lol at the people analyzing all of that.  I just thought it was a reference to Fry's special mind.  Similar to in TTOB Leela mentions that the aquariums aren't made of glass anymore so kids wouldn't rub yogurt on it and Fry's reply is mentioning his favorite flavor of yogurt.  He just latches onto unusual bits of information that don't follow a logical progression sometimes.
i dont get why were going through all the trouble because he already solved it.

...Did you read the article? No one solved it. The idiot who wrote the article just fucking rambled on and on and wasted 5 minutes of my life as he lead into something that sounded like it was going to be an answer then abandoned ship once he realized he didn't know where he was going with his analysis and was just making shit up. Then some of the replies took stabs at solving the puzzle but were all equally as retarded and implausible.

This question is still unresolved.
SilverWolf

Crustacean
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« Reply #5 on: 07-22-2013 10:41 »

Fry's a compulsive counter due to having no delta brain wave. It's a reference to his 'superior yet inferior' mind, as Danny said.

totalnerduk

DOOP Ubersecretary
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« Reply #6 on: 07-22-2013 18:07 »

Between Louiswuenator and DannyJC13, this was laid to rest just under a year ago.

There are more important unresolved questions, such as whether or not Leela still cleans up Nibbler's poop now that she knows he's not the cute little fuzzball that he pretended to be for so long. Does she make him scoop his own litterbox? Does he even use a litterbox? Is Earthican plumbing robust enough that he can use a toilet like a civilised person should? So many questions that we may never have answered for us.
The Sophisticated Shut In

Bending Unit
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« Reply #7 on: 07-22-2013 21:52 »

Leela and the crew still scoop Nibbler's poop. It was addressed in Bender's Game at some point, though I can't remember if it was Leela or Fry who said it. (Nibbler says something like "You know I can talk? But you've been letting me use a litter box all this time!" and one of them just shrugs and tells him he's "cuter that way".) I would assume they're still incinerating his poop, even if it's not starship fuel anymore. And he does use a litterbox, as Bender dug through it looking for "buried treasure" in Bender's Game.

So there you have it, tnuk. All you ever wanted to know about Nibbler's poop in one handy post! I take my leave now. wink


totalnerduk

DOOP Ubersecretary
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« Reply #8 on: 07-22-2013 21:53 »

Ah, Bender's Game. Yes. Of course. He does still get the perks of being a cute little purse-pet in that doesn't he? Well, I think that this thread's officially over, and you've won it.
The Sophisticated Shut In

Bending Unit
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« Reply #9 on: 07-22-2013 21:58 »

I hereby dub myself Poopmeister of PEEL, a dubious honor none shall wrest from me.
Mr Snrub

Urban Legend
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« Reply #10 on: 07-22-2013 22:29 »

Not even this guy.
The Sophisticated Shut In

Bending Unit
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« Reply #11 on: 07-24-2013 21:54 »

Not even this guy.

Damn it. You've given me an enema, my friend. A pride enema.  cry
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