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VelourFog

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« on: 02-22-2001 04:31 »

Hey whats the deal with owls?
FishyJoe

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« Reply #1 on: 02-22-2001 04:46 »

Owls are futuristic, man. Now leave me alone.
VelourFog

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« Reply #2 on: 02-22-2001 04:48 »

I mean whats the deal though?

owls in mouseholes at night
owls at the sidewalk cafe in the daytime
owls in the owl traps

owls owls owls.  at least cows they talk about as being extinct.  I need more owl info!
Kryten

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« Reply #3 on: 02-22-2001 06:35 »

Owls have replaced rats as the vermin of choice in the city.

VelourFog

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« Reply #4 on: 02-22-2001 17:03 »

and they are around in the daytime as well?

how come they look like pidgeons in the "bendless love" security tape?
Anicorn

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« Reply #5 on: 02-22-2001 19:56 »

Maybe the Prof. did some kind of experiment where he mixed pigeon and owl DNA. So far we only saw that kind in his building. I think.

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futurefreak

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« Reply #6 on: 02-23-2001 02:02 »

uh...owls in Futurama? freaky...  tongue

FrysGIRL

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« Reply #7 on: 02-25-2001 00:10 »

It's all part of the joke. The first thing that pops into your mind is What the hell is up witht he owls. And you kinda laugh at the joke that owls are pest out of all of the animals they could have chosen.

So long, jerkwads!
VelourFog

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« Reply #8 on: 02-25-2001 15:02 »

yea and they are pretty cute
Radijs

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« Reply #9 on: 02-27-2001 07:58 »

Especially because owls are birds of prey.

Change places!!
RnCassidy

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« Reply #10 on: 02-28-2001 02:09 »

I can think in an explanation;

Since there are no more trash in New New York (or, at least, not so much like theres today) the rats came out of the sewers, famine, adn begin attacking the people (and the pigeons as well). So, some cientist (like our dear Professor) created a race of super-owls that can live in cities. The owls ate all the rats, and begin living (and spreading) by all the big cities of the world.

Well, its just a theory...  wink
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« Reply #11 on: 02-28-2001 02:18 »

 
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Originally posted by FrysGIRL:
It's all part of the joke. The first thing that pops into your mind is What the hell is up witht he owls. And you kinda laugh at the joke that owls are pest out of all of the animals they could have chosen.

oh i see...hahahahaha (well you get the picture  wink )

FishyJoe

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« Reply #12 on: 03-02-2002 00:34 »

Blast from the past: look! It's mine and Velour's first posts. Damn we are cool.

Man, I can't believe I've pissed away a whole year on this board. Time really flies when you are a nerd.
Just Chris

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« Reply #13 on: 03-02-2002 01:02 »

The owls are the new pigeons of New New York, the new feathered rats if you will. And, as shown in Seinfeld, they still have a 'deal' with the humans when it comes to flying out of the way.
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« Reply #14 on: 03-02-2002 06:47 »

 
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Originally posted by FishyJoe:
Blast from the past: look! It's mine and Velour's first posts. Damn we are cool.

Man, I can't believe I've pissed away a whole year on this board. Time really flies when you are a nerd.

And you and Velour still keep the same characteristic humour  big grin It's funny sometimes to take a look at the past.
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« Reply #15 on: 03-02-2002 07:00 »

Funnier than a fart in the bath?
Javier Lopez

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« Reply #16 on: 03-02-2002 10:08 »

owls owls owns you!
JoJo

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« Reply #17 on: 03-10-2002 13:38 »
« Last Edit on: 03-11-2002 00:00 »

 
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Originally posted by totalnerduk:
Funnier than a fart in the bath?

only one way to find out...
   big grin    big grin    big grin 

You were right Fry.
From now on Im going to bend what I want, when I want, who I want!
Im unstoppable!
Teral

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« Reply #18 on: 03-10-2002 15:16 »

Funny, in the commentaries on the DVD Matt Groening and David Cohen (I think it's matt and David) talks about owls too. Matt asks if the fans (us, woohooo) understands the joke about owls being the vermin of NNY, and David assures him that we do get it.
meisterPOOP

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« Reply #19 on: 03-12-2002 02:29 »

I thought I saw an owl in the park today but I think it was a hawk.  They look amazingly alike, except I think owls are fatter.
cellery

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« Reply #20 on: 03-12-2002 02:38 »

Their bodies are squatter too, and they also have their eyes together and in front, unlike eagles' eyes on either side of the head. Come to think of it, eagles are nothing like owls, at least not the ones I've seen. Stop messing with my head!

Obligatory Futurama owl pic:
Teral

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« Reply #21 on: 03-12-2002 18:37 »

If owls are such a big problem in NNY, why don't they simply import some Bolivian tree lizards. That should do the trick (just keep a few Chinese needle snakes handy for later).
Kryten

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« Reply #22 on: 03-12-2002 19:09 »

And some of those snake-eating gorillas.
totalnerduk

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« Reply #23 on: 03-13-2002 14:51 »

And one of those gorilla-eating spiders (trust me, one is enough).
Nixorbo

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« Reply #24 on: 03-13-2002 15:18 »

No need for a gorilla eating spider.  Come winter, all the gorillas will freeze anyway.
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« Reply #25 on: 03-15-2002 13:35 »

I heard that it was a reference to a movie, but of course I can't remember which movie or what the significance is.
Pretty useless post, eh?
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« Reply #26 on: 03-16-2002 06:39 »

erm... but they still have rats in sewers?
as seen on "Leela's homeworld"
BrainSluggo

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« Reply #27 on: 03-16-2002 06:48 »

Well, yeah, in the sewers. The owls OWN the upper world, baby!

Actually, a rat appears in the (Anti-)Chrysler building in "The Honking." Of course, that's probably Detroit--which, given the funky geography of "Futurama," may be part of Russia now--so the Owl Problem may be exclusive to the Eastern Seaboard. 

Question: I'm doing some research for my fanfic, and I need to know if there's been any scenes of owls IN FLIGHT. Cellery has a pic of one flying in an earlier post, but is that from an episode, or is it a fanart? I can't recall seeing them fly at any time... If they really fly in the future, I gotta come up with a different joke.

"Heed your own advice once in a while and you won't come over as such an arrogant pr*ck."
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« Reply #28 on: 03-16-2002 07:19 »

 
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Originally posted by Nixorbo:
No need for a gorilla eating spider.  Come winter, all the gorillas will freeze anyway.

[disjointed muttering] how about a Moderator-eating-spider then?[/disjointed muttering]
Teral

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« Reply #29 on: 03-16-2002 12:05 »

 
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Originally posted by BrainSluggo:
Question: I'm doing some research for my fanfic, and I need to know if there's been any scenes of owls IN FLIGHT. Cellery has a pic of one flying in an earlier post, but is that from an episode, or is it a fanart? I can't recall seeing them fly at any time... If they really fly in the future, I gotta come up with a different joke.


Cellery's owl is from the episode "Mothers Day". It appears just before the scene where Mom's sons come to visit the PE crew.

BrainSluggo

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« Reply #30 on: 03-16-2002 16:09 »

Crap! Crap! Crap!
Thanks!
VelourFog

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« Reply #31 on: 03-25-2002 21:19 »

 
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Originally posted by Teral:
Funny, in the commentaries on the DVD Matt Groening and David Cohen (I think it's matt and David) talks about owls too. Matt asks if the fans (us, woohooo) understands the joke about owls being the vermin of NNY, and David assures him that we do get it.
wait! I don't "get" anything.  Stupid David X Cohen and his harvard crew.

meisterPOOP

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« Reply #32 on: 03-26-2002 01:06 »

Probably training right now at the mouth of the Hillsborough River in Tampa.
WyldOne

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« Reply #33 on: 03-27-2002 04:31 »

Probably the owl joke is that they were endangered once, and now are a pest??
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #34 on: 03-27-2002 14:46 »

What episodes are owls in?

cellery has a frame grab from "Mothers Day" and I know that there is an owl caught in a spiders web inside Fry's and Bender's apartment in the Hermes episode.
yokurt

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« Reply #35 on: 03-27-2002 15:03 »

and fry is attracting owls by leaving food around in episode 3
better owls than cockroaches
cellery

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« Reply #36 on: 03-27-2002 15:12 »

 
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Originally posted by Otis P Jivefunk:
What episodes are owls in?

cellery has a frame grab from "Mothers Day" and I know that there is an owl caught in a spiders web inside Fry's and Bender's apartment in the Hermes episode.

Fry tosses his muffin to a trio of owls in "Parasites Lost." Even though the owls are vermin, they're drawn pretty cutely.

TheVoices

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« Reply #37 on: 03-27-2002 15:34 »

what's the deal with this thread? it was started over a year ago and it's still here, and still hasn't got past it's first page yet
Teral

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« Reply #38 on: 03-27-2002 16:47 »

Fishy revived it to mark his 1 year "anniversary" at PEEL, and the rest of us jumped on it like starved voltures at a zebra carcass. Generated a nice little discuss about owls, I think.
meisterPOOP

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« Reply #39 on: 03-27-2002 18:41 »

There is a billboard about owls in the opening sequence, how does it go?
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