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Nixorbo

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« on: 11-10-2002 12:21 »
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Robots are fueled by alcohol, right?  And in other episodes it's been shown that robots can't really eat food, rights?  In the X-Mas story, however, Tinny Tim comments, just after Nibber eats the parrot's toenail, "I'm so very hungry."  Why would he care about the food and not the wine that Nibbler didn't touch in the first place?

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« Reply #1 on: 11-10-2002 12:33 »

Maybe the bird was marinaded in some triple-digit-proof booze. That could also be the reason why Nibbler didn't show up on the shot of the entire PE crew in the end, he was drunk out of his mind.

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« Reply #2 on: 11-10-2002 22:43 »

I think that Tinny Tim's creator decided that, to make him fully a Dickensian character, he should suffer in all different types of ways. That way, he's constantly hungry, but he can never eat and sate his hunger.
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« Reply #3 on: 11-11-2002 01:19 »

 
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I think that Tinny Tim's creator decided that, to make him fully a Dickensian character, he should suffer in all different types of ways. That way, he's constantly hungry, but he can never eat and sate his hunger.

sounds plausable.

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« Reply #4 on: 11-30-2002 16:48 »

Or he hasn't eaten any robot food, like that flame-stuff Bender ate at Elzar's.
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« Reply #5 on: 12-01-2002 16:30 »

But what about the potato chips bender ate in "Bendin' in the wind"? He "converted" them into bricks.
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« Reply #6 on: 12-01-2002 16:33 »

They CAN eat other stuff, but it does nothing for them, as you saw with the brick example. It tries to strip them of fuel value, but finds little to nothing, and the rest is made back to waste.
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« Reply #7 on: 12-01-2002 16:51 »

Adding to Chump's post, Bender can eat and drink human food to fit in or be social. He drinks slurm and eats breathmints, and he can even tell if it taste good or bad.
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« Reply #8 on: 12-01-2002 16:59 »

But thats contadictory, because he has no sense of taste, as stated over and over in 30% Iron Chef. Maybe he can only tell that things taste strong or weak, but not good or bad. Thus, his food would be very good, or very bad, but no middle blandness.
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« Reply #9 on: 12-01-2002 17:23 »
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I think, as a robot he doesn't have a sense of smell or taste, in the human sense. Probably more to do with analyzing the chemical components of the stuff and then comparing with his databank, whether it would be good-tasting for a human. Of course that mean he depends on the good taste of the guy who wrote the program.
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« Reply #10 on: 12-01-2002 17:38 »

And he might eat ketchup on his eggs, and like vegetables, or massive amounts of cabbage. Bleh.

They probably look ONLY at the nutritional value of everything. Hence the massive beer drinking. They are very healthy.
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« Reply #11 on: 12-27-2002 19:58 »
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i have a very weak and far out awnser in a fishfull of dollars when there is an add for moms robot oil bender is heard to say "mmm tasty" and i was thinking as its the future some foods could be positivly or negativly charged and depending on the robot's charge in its mouth it could taste the opposite charge wheareas the same charge would pass through and to make tiny tims life terrible his creator gave him no charge whatso ever
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« Reply #12 on: 12-29-2002 11:01 »

Bender ate Bart Simpsons shorts.....What a stupid answer.
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« Reply #13 on: 12-29-2002 13:02 »

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« Reply #14 on: 01-11-2003 07:47 »

Donīt bender smell? In 30% ironchef Bender sais he got 8 other senses than taste
and in the cyberhouse rules he sais that popstickelsticks absorve a littleof flaver...
All this confuses me...:???
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« Reply #15 on: 01-11-2003 09:02 »

That whole post confused me.
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« Reply #16 on: 01-11-2003 12:30 »

I dont think that Bender has a sense of taste.. I belive that he just fakes it!

If you se "A fishful of dollars", at the end of the episode, when they are all tasting the anchovy pizza. Look at Bender when he tastes it, he looks at Leela and Amy, as soon as he sees they dont like it he to spits it out.
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« Reply #17 on: 01-12-2003 02:01 »

It fell out you mean.Robot's don't have spit.
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« Reply #18 on: 01-12-2003 08:27 »

Sure they have, Nurdy. Just take a look at "A Fishfull Of Dollars".

Okay, it's not used for digestion, but for other purposes.
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« Reply #19 on: 01-14-2003 07:39 »

For christ's sake, a wizard did it, bunch of nitpickers.
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« Reply #20 on: 01-15-2003 17:00 »

So why are you reading the Re-check/weird forums, if they cause you such anguish? Nitpicking is fun.  tongue
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« Reply #21 on: 01-19-2003 21:41 »

in 'My Three Suns' Leela makes it quite clear that Bender doesnt have a sense of taste yet in 'A Fish Full of Dollars' Bender hates the taste of anchovies.

can robots taste or not?
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« Reply #22 on: 01-20-2003 16:18 »

There's a reference to that on the DVD commentary for that episode (I think), but I can't remember what the explanation (if any) was...
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« Reply #23 on: 01-20-2003 16:31 »

They said when he spat out the anchovies he was just doing it to fit in.
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« Reply #24 on: 01-21-2003 16:50 »

You can see that Bender look at Amy and Leela to see how they react. When they're revolted and spit the pizza out, Bender does so too, but not before.
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« Reply #25 on: 01-22-2003 03:59 »
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That makes sence. Bender seems to want to 'fit in' a lot. Also how does he feel things? He is always saying "ow!" and in "When aliens attack" he feels the pain when his ass is glowng red!
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« Reply #26 on: 01-22-2003 09:00 »

Some sort of temperature sensor? (which on reflection kind of doesn't explain why Bender is unable to tell he has a temperature in 'Fry & The Slurm Factory').
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« Reply #27 on: 01-22-2003 12:53 »

 
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Originally posted by Carbito:
That makes sence. Bender seems to want to 'fit in' a lot. Also how does he feel thinks? He is always saying "ow!" and in "When aliens attack" he feels the pain when his ass is glowng red!

He dows feel it after Fry tell him it does smile
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« Reply #28 on: 02-01-2003 19:49 »

What might one use a silver potato for (The Honking) other than to disable a werecar
how many silver potatoes are sold each year?

and where can i buy one?
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« Reply #29 on: 02-01-2003 23:43 »

You could always use it to make some silver potato chips to feed to a werewolf.
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« Reply #30 on: 02-02-2003 03:38 »

 
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Originally posted by Carbito:
That makes sence. Bender seems to want to 'fit in' a lot. Also how does he feel thinks? He is always saying "ow!" and in "When aliens attack" he feels the pain when his ass is glowng red!

Maybe he has DOS, that damage thinking from that there AI movie...  I didn't like that movie, but it would make sense for robots to have something for them to detect "pain" so they don't harm themselves or others....  no no

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« Reply #31 on: 03-15-2003 11:29 »

This whole think is  confused confusing me too!
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« Reply #32 on: 03-15-2003 11:31 »

Oh, Welcome VRRR to PEEL
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« Reply #33 on: 03-15-2003 18:31 »

 
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Originally posted by Carbito:
That makes sence. Bender seems to want to 'fit in' a lot. Also how does he feel thinks? He is always saying "ow!" and in "When aliens attack" he feels the pain when his ass is glowng red!

I read in a medical journal once about people who suffered from some defect that resulted in an extremely high pain threshold. These people could litterally get themself 3rd degree burns before they felt the pain of the heath. They had to be attentive all the time, not to harm themself seriously.

The same thing with Bender. It would make sense for him to have a sensory system that detects heat, pressure, deformations etc to avoid serious injuries. We already know he has a termometer, and that this in turn tells him when and if he has a fever.

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« Reply #34 on: 03-16-2003 04:05 »

'Seems to me that the writers are willing to allow holes in the plot, or inconsistencies in the Futurama universe for the sake of a good(?) joke.
It's a cartoon. It's a comedy. Just suspend dis-belief, sit back and enjoy!

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« Reply #35 on: 01-08-2007 13:33 »

I didn't notice that, but good point!
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« Reply #36 on: 01-08-2007 14:22 »

Stop bumping ancient threads,Power Girl!
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« Reply #37 on: 01-08-2007 16:53 »

In my experience this is usually a good sign, power girl is merely a member of an extreme right wings facist sect who believe in good will to all. Me? I need eggs. *walks away*

Ah, I do love the jolly old sentences with long exprapolated words that make no sense when put together. There we go, kness up men!
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« Reply #38 on: 01-14-2007 08:48 »

By the way Writer unit32 I love bumping old threads! It's fun!
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« Reply #39 on: 01-14-2007 08:52 »

Yes but you could be banned for it if you persist.
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