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Ricky

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« on: 08-22-2002 11:35 »

This is likely to have been mentioned before, but in I, roommate, the real estate guy tells Fry and Bender that the apartment is technically in New Jersey.
Now shouldn't that be "New New Jersey"? (I know, why would anyone wish to found a NEW New Jersey, but that's not the issue here  tongue )
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« Reply #1 on: 08-22-2002 12:00 »

I guess they didn't decide to rename the states till a later episode, it was certainly New New Jersey in Bending in the Wind.
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« Reply #2 on: 08-22-2002 14:25 »

maybe it was new new jersey all along but the guy was too lazy to say it twice, i mean it's not like by dropping the second 'new' Fry wouldn't know what he was talking about.
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« Reply #3 on: 08-22-2002 15:16 »

or maybe it wasn't. maybe new jersey just vegetated over the years as a kinda slum. i mean, nobody likes new jersey, then why should alien invaders like it (and consider it a good target)?
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« Reply #4 on: 08-22-2002 15:42 »

New New Jersey is just a scam. Realising nobody wanted to be within 10 miles of New Jersey even if their life depended on it, the government renamed it New New Jersey, and markets it as a new New Jersey, for a brighter and shinnier future. Of course just like New Coke, the idea was dead from the beginning. People still wont come within earshot of that area.
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« Reply #5 on: 08-22-2002 15:47 »

Or, New Jersey and New New Jersey are two different places. New New Jersey is the nicer version and New Jersey is the same hellhole. Plus, in A Big Piece of Garbage, when they were talking about places to ditch trash they said: "...New Jersey was full." Coupled with a picture of trash invested waste-land.
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« Reply #6 on: 08-22-2002 16:10 »

Yeah, on the pornumentary about the garbage crisis in the 21st century.

Maybe they gave up on New Jersey, and build New New Jersey on top of it's rotting mountains of garbage. Just like New New York is built on the ruins of New York.
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« Reply #7 on: 08-22-2002 19:58 »

I hate you all
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« Reply #8 on: 08-22-2002 20:06 »

What's wrong?  You from Jersey?
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« Reply #9 on: 08-22-2002 20:32 »

Check the profile.

And while you're at it, check Kryten's, too.
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« Reply #10 on: 08-22-2002 22:04 »

I agree with the Most Honored Chairman.
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« Reply #11 on: 08-23-2002 03:32 »

Hey, I'm from Germany and I have no idea what's the deal with New Jersey ? What's about it ? Why everybody hates New jersey ? I wanna know !
Ricky

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« Reply #12 on: 08-23-2002 08:25 »
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Originally posted by Nixorbo:
I hate you all

Hey, we're bashing NEW New Jersey, not the real New Jersey... [/sound honest]
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« Reply #13 on: 08-23-2002 09:03 »

Hey.  I remained neutral for once.  I've never been to Jersey, and nobody has ever given me a reason to hate it better than "New Jersey is a hellhole."
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« Reply #14 on: 08-23-2002 09:53 »

Jobstown? That sounds like a sewer.
It seems to contains some sort of floppy logs in solution.
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« Reply #15 on: 08-23-2002 16:41 »

I'm just thinking of the extra "New"s everyone keeps putting in front of the names in the future, what the hell are Brits gonna do? They can't just put New England, or New Jersey or ect...  confused  tongue

It's all the British fault, our colonists were boring people really. Reminds me of a thing a female comedian pointed out. Some guy lands in Australia, looks around, sees scorching weather, tropical forests and red deserts, and sees Kangaroo bouncing around everywhere and says to himself "yep, definitely gonna call this New South Wales, it reminds me of that area so much...." hmmm.

Anyway, the deal with NJ is brought up in the DVD commentary, pans out that several key staff memebers come from New Jersey, but the writers just take the piss out of it anyway...  roll eyes
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« Reply #16 on: 08-23-2002 18:49 »

Yeah, I went to New Jersey. What a rathole. There are cops everywhere, to keep the loutish population under control, the only good things about the state is that it's near New York City and Philadelphia.

Really, it's not that bad. I find their highway system obnoxious and there ARE too many cops, but other than that and the hellish odor of rotten feces everywhere, it's really not bad.
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« Reply #17 on: 08-23-2002 18:53 »

 
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Originally posted by TheMadCapper:
Yeah, I went to New Jersey. What a rathole. There are cops everywhere, to keep the loutish population under control, the only good things about the state is that it's near New York City . . .  the hellish odor of rotten feces everywhere

Well, we like to pretend that section that's right next to New York City doesn't exist - they're the ones who give us the bad reputation.

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« Reply #18 on: 08-24-2002 00:04 »

There's might be a secrete spot in New Jersy that is a paradise? You never know.
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« Reply #19 on: 08-24-2002 07:49 »

 
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Originally posted by Zed 85:
I'm just thinking of the extra "New"s everyone keeps putting in front of the names in the future, what the hell are Brits gonna do? They can't just put New England, or New Jersey or ect... 
It's all the British fault, our colonists were boring people really.
If it wasn't for those British colonists, New York would still be called New Amsterdam...
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« Reply #20 on: 08-24-2002 10:58 »

And New Jersey would be something like New Sweden.
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« Reply #21 on: 08-24-2002 11:10 »

 
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Originally posted by Nixorbo:
 Well, we like to pretend that section that's right next to New York City doesn't exist - they're the ones who give us the bad reputation.

I thought that was a buffer zone kept bad to put New Yorkers off venturing in to the rest of the state.

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« Reply #22 on: 08-24-2002 11:16 »

Either/or.  One way or another, it's nothing like the rest of New Jersey at all.

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« Reply #23 on: 08-24-2002 13:16 »

then you'd all be smoking pot in new amsterdam
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« Reply #24 on: 08-24-2002 14:08 »

And then you wouldn't have the "New York New York" song.
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« Reply #25 on: 08-24-2002 14:10 »

I think you got it - proximity to NYC is responsible for the reputation. But NY is big enough and has enough natural pretty things like the great lakes, adirondack mountains, saratoga racetrack, niagara falls, etc, that we've more or less managed to escape the filthy reputation Jersey has. How sweet it is.

I also want to add that Jersey natives drive like jerks but they don't match NY natives for raw speed.
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« Reply #26 on: 08-24-2002 17:38 »

What's wrong with NYC?  I think it's a great city.  (Though I'm a Chicago native so I can't give NYC more credit than that.)

I've never driven in Jersey, but I doubt anybody can beat Chicago drivers for their rage, arrogance, and incompetence.  Out of towners driving between 7am and 9pm do so at your own risk.
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« Reply #27 on: 08-26-2002 07:35 »

 
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Originally posted by Zed 85:
I'm just thinking of the extra "New"s everyone keeps putting in front of the names in the future, what the hell are Brits gonna do? They can't just put New England, or New Jersey or ect...   confused   tongue

It's all the British fault, our colonists were boring people really. Reminds me of a thing a female comedian pointed out. Some guy lands in Australia, looks around, sees scorching weather, tropical forests and red deserts, and sees Kangaroo bouncing around everywhere and says to himself "yep, definitely gonna call this New South Wales, it reminds me of that area so much...." hmmm.

... and when everybody hates it, we'll let them emigrate back to South Wales Classic, and make BILLIONS!
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« Reply #28 on: 06-27-2003 19:06 »

Hmmmm....
Old topic, but it has the right name.  Is there a thread anywhere where anyone has tried to come up with a definitive list of New Jersey jokes?  I want to know if I missed any.  If there is no such thread anywhere else, I propose we resurrect this one with that purpose.
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« Reply #29 on: 06-28-2003 11:29 »

Also who would like to live in that apartment? accordingly to a big piece of garbage New Jersey was full of thrash? wouldn´t that make New New Jersey built on a big junkheap?
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« Reply #30 on: 06-28-2003 14:00 »

Staten Island is built on a big junkheap, and people live there, or so I'm told.  It's just a highway between two bridges to me.
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« Reply #31 on: 06-28-2003 18:48 »

For what it's worth, I recently read that there are more wild bears per capita in NJ than in any state in the US, go figure. Also, I have met a lot of NJers; when they meet each other for the first time, instead of telling each other the town they are from, they just state the Jersey Turnpike exit they live near.
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« Reply #32 on: 06-28-2003 21:44 »

Even old New York was once New Amsterdam!  Why they changed it I can't say, people just liked it better that way!
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« Reply #33 on: 06-29-2003 20:19 »

 
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Originally posted by j w wimpy:
For what it's worth, I recently read that there are more wild bears per capita in NJ than in any state in the US, go figure. Also, I have met a lot of NJers; when they meet each other for the first time, instead of telling each other the town they are from, they just state the Jersey Turnpike exit they live near.


Exit 10.  And that's not funny, my family was eaten by a bear.  But in all seriousness, if no one has an answer to my question about a definitive list of New Jersey jokes, I'm going to start posting the ones I know of.  For example,

In 1ACV03:
Fry: "Well, I give up. What's the catch?"
Man: "Oh, no catch. Although we are technically in New Jersey."
Fry: "Not one place even remotely liveable."

In 1ACV08:
"The landfills were full.  New Jersey was full."

In 1ACV09:
Leela: "Who would've thought hell would really exist? And that it would be in New Jersey?"
Fry: "Actually..."

In 2ACV07, the bus Bender gets all the dates off of is the 10:15 to Nutley

And speaking of NJ transit buses, this is from 4ACV04:
Mugger: "Do you have a minute? I live in Jersey City and my car broke down and I need to get back 'cause my aunt's real sick and she needs this medicine but I need money for the bus. So I'm mugging you. Hand over your wallet!"

Does anyone have any more?
Kryten

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« Reply #34 on: 06-29-2003 22:18 »

Don't forget.... in "Brannigan Begin Again" (2ACV02), the old DOOP headquarters is in downtown Weehauken.
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« Reply #35 on: 06-29-2003 22:30 »

Oh right! I forgot all about that one.
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« Reply #36 on: 07-07-2003 16:16 »

I'm double posting because that "other" New Jersey thread brings up a good point.  There were, by our count, five New Jersey jokes in the first season and a half, and one since then.  Where's the love?  What happened, did New Jersey stop being funny all of a sudden?
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« Reply #37 on: 07-07-2003 21:38 »

Badtmouthing New Jersey is always funny.  smile
I guess that the writers think something like this now "How long can you thrash on a junkheep".

Nah, I'm kidding. I've never been to New Jersey. I bet it's great..... or not.
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« Reply #38 on: 08-07-2003 10:34 »

I live in Nutley, New Jersey.  It's actually a really nice and quiet town.  You don't find many of those around here anymore.  And I don't really understand the whole joke about the 10:15 to Nutley.  Unless it's a different Nutley, beat's me.  Although it was quite cool to hear them use the name  smile
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« Reply #39 on: 08-07-2003 18:22 »
« Last Edit on: 08-07-2003 18:22 »

Gotta be the name.  I didn't even know it was a real town.  I just visualized all the residents looking like Sal and Petunia.

Is there a BOTPD?
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