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Pikka Bird

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« Reply #40 on: 10-23-2003 12:31 »
« Last Edit on: 11-16-2003 00:00 »

Another thing: (I saw this a LONG time ago- the first time i watched AOI) Leela is on the balcony of the PE building... If Fry didn't inspire her to quit her job, would she have done it anyway? Maybe. Perhaps SOME things were meant t happen... Leela @ PE, Fry & Bender becoming friends...
Edit:
Dammit, why hadn't I noticed this?! My first TOTPD and I blew it... Thank god for the time machine (read: edit button)...'
TOTPD (Christopher Walken-style)
J.P. Diddy Wow

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« Reply #41 on: 10-23-2003 15:16 »

What we have here is a paradox. In Fry's question to the What-If machine he wants to know what would happen if he never went to the 30th century right?
Right.
So, what happens when Fry enters the Cryogenics Lab is that Nibbler is hiding under the table ready to make Fry fall into the tube, but Future Fry comes and (instead of like what happened in "The Why Of Fry" ) actually stops Fry from falling into the tube. Then when Future Fry disapears back into the parallel universe thingy there is no new Fry to take his place and that explains why Bender doesn't know who he is.
Without a Future Fry or a Fry the Planet Express Crew is still together but just without any recolection of Fry therefore explaining everything.
David A

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« Reply #42 on: 10-23-2003 15:31 »

 
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Originally posted by J.P. Diddy Wow:
...therefore explaining everything.

Particularly explaining why the universe ceases to exist, since what happened can't have happened.   wink
Mouse On Venus

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« Reply #43 on: 10-23-2003 19:07 »
« Last Edit on: 10-23-2003 19:07 »

I still like Farnsworth's explanation best.

 "Stephen Hawking in a pizzeria!"  tongue
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« Reply #44 on: 11-02-2003 15:20 »

exactly, stephen hawking in a pizzeria, is proof  that the what if machine doesn't make sense, thats why there are all paradox problems,

honestly picking this apart is like
saying how can characters in simpsons be alive
if they die in the treehouse of horror episodes
i know its the point of this forum, but there's nothing in this episode that needs to be discussed
J.P. Diddy Wow

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« Reply #45 on: 11-02-2003 17:32 »

Hey! That's a good question! It's probably cuz the Treehouse of Horror episodes don't count or something.
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« Reply #46 on: 11-03-2003 14:08 »

exactly and neither do the questions shown on the what if machine
aslate

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« Reply #47 on: 11-03-2003 14:37 »

The what if machine is meant to show what life would be like if certain changes were made. It doesn't affect what actually happens, but what is outputted by it should be correct.
Mouse On Venus

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« Reply #48 on: 11-03-2003 14:38 »

Should be but...
J.P. Diddy Wow

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« Reply #49 on: 11-03-2003 16:13 »

Anyway, it's easier to make the Anthology Of Interest stories make sense than the Treehouse O f Horror ones.
Asylum-Fry

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« Reply #50 on: 11-03-2003 19:05 »

 
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Originally posted by J.P. Diddy Wow:
What we have here is a paradox. In Fry's question to the What-If machine he wants to know what would happen if he never went to the 30th century right?
Right.
So, what happens when Fry enters the Cryogenics Lab is that Nibbler is hiding under the table ready to make Fry fall into the tube, but Future Fry comes and (instead of like what happened in "The Why Of Fry" ) actually stops Fry from falling into the tube. Then when Future Fry disapears back into the parallel universe thingy there is no new Fry to take his place and that explains why Bender doesn't know who he is.
Without a Future Fry or a Fry the Planet Express Crew is still together but just without any recolection of Fry therefore explaining everything.

Nuh-uh. I shall list why those four in particular are in that rip in space/time:

Bender: He was heading for the suicide booth, had Fry not come then he may have really been killed.
Leela: Without Fry, she'd be stuck at her dead-end Fate Assignment Officer job.
Professor: Fry is the Professor's great (x30) uncle and great (x32) grandfather, if Fry never went back in time to concieve himself then the Professor would never exist.
Zoidberg: If Fry hadn't been around and later interferred with Zoidberg's relationship with Edna, Zoidy would be a dead corpse in Decapod 10's ocean.
Allen

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« Reply #51 on: 11-03-2003 23:26 »

 
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Originally posted by Asylum-Fry:
Zoidberg: If Fry hadn't been around and later interferred with Zoidberg's relationship with Edna, Zoidy would be a dead corpse in Decapod 10's ocean.

Actually Zoidberg was doing quite poorly in wooing Edna (not to mention any female). Fry was the one who actually gave him a chance by teaching him what to say and do. Now, it's true that Fry did later interfere, but had he not been there. Zoidy would still most likely be alive.


The end of a story is only the beginning.
Asylum-Fry

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« Reply #52 on: 11-03-2003 23:33 »

 
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Originally posted by Allen:
 Actually Zoidberg was doing quite poorly in wooing Edna (not to mention any female). Fry was the one who actually gave him a chance by teaching him what to say and do. Now, it's true that Fry did later interfere, but had he not been there. Zoidy would still most likely be alive.



You never know, had he not been hired by the Professor than he may have stayed on Decapod 10 and specialized in Decapodian doctoring. Then he'd get a girl for the frenzy.
Allen

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« Reply #53 on: 11-03-2003 23:56 »

Somehow I doubt Zoidy's profession has anything to do with his personality. I think he's just a loser. (albeit a lovable one) Even in the flashbacks, we see that he's not all that likeable on his planet
J.P. Diddy Wow

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« Reply #54 on: 11-04-2003 15:26 »

I still stand by my explination.
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« Reply #55 on: 11-04-2003 18:47 »

 
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Originally posted by aslate:
The what if machine is meant to show what life would be like if certain changes were made. It doesn't affect what actually happens, but what is outputted by it should be correct.


but its faulty, it doesn't get everything correct
J.P. Diddy Wow

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« Reply #56 on: 11-06-2003 15:19 »

But it's not necssarily faulty theres really no evidence that it's faulty
Nefnar

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« Reply #57 on: 11-11-2003 07:17 »

 I never watched this episode but I've heard good comments about it.
 I only watched Anthology of Interest II (I hate it)
 So I guess I cannot really mention an error but, ohh wait I can... ohh noo I can´t!

  *Someone hits Nefnar*
John C
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« Reply #58 on: 11-11-2003 11:04 »
« Last Edit on: 11-11-2003 11:04 »

*John C hits Nefnar*

The What If machine probably bases its stories on what exists then, so it indeed realizes that Bender and Leela are there, without realizing that they actually couldn't had Fry not been frozen. And if that made any sense to you, congratulations!
Mouse On Venus

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« Reply #59 on: 11-11-2003 12:11 »
« Last Edit on: 11-11-2003 12:11 »

EDIT: spotted big flaw in own argument. Will probably post something relevant later, although I wouldn't count on it.  tongue
futuramamama

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« Reply #60 on: 11-11-2003 19:57 »

 
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Originally posted by Arcarsenal:
The whole concept behind that Fry vignette was stoopid.  Are they saying that if he didn't get a
crank call and go to the cryo lab, the entire universe would have imploded.  Jockey Troll Stuff


Maybe it implies that there is such a thing as a destiny, and then what we have is Fry acctually asking the question: ”what if someone broke the chain of destiny?”

Aha!


J.P. Diddy Wow

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« Reply #61 on: 11-12-2003 19:13 »

aha indeed
Pikka Bird

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« Reply #62 on: 11-13-2003 16:20 »

Possibly. BUT this all depends on the plausability of Farnsworth's what-if-machine. The question in AOI1 is ONLY "What if I had invented the finglonger?" So these questions might only be axed if teh professor did invent it... And maybe not. This is all very comlicated, but I think I've got something right inside my head.
J.P. Diddy Wow

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« Reply #63 on: 11-14-2003 16:35 »

Yes, but the thing is he does invent it in a later time, because you see him using it later so what happened in "Anthology Of Interest1) must have happened.
Pikka Bird

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« Reply #64 on: 11-14-2003 22:25 »

Yep, he does invent it, and uses it to point at the hologram. So IF the machine is correct, they would have asked the questions that we see in AOI1 at a later time.
winna

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« Reply #65 on: 11-15-2003 03:40 »

Yes, maybe without the finglongerer there would be no What-If machine and the space time continuum would be controlled by the tie-breaking vote of the Senate... READ THE DAMN CONSTITUTION!
Pikka Bird

Space Pope
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« Reply #66 on: 11-16-2003 08:58 »

Oh, there IS a what-if machine. The professor aske it what would happen if he had invented the finglonger..
M0le

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« Reply #67 on: 11-29-2003 06:11 »

He *did* invent the finglonger. In 'The Birdbot of Ice-Catraz he uses it to point at a hologram, so he must have invented it and maybe those questions were actually asked because he invented it?
Zeep

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« Reply #68 on: 12-01-2003 00:33 »

the professor did invent the finglonger, he uses it later on. BUT this does not necessarily mean that the questions in AOI1 did happen. the prof axed what would happen if he invented the finglonger, then he liked the outcome, so he invented the finglonger later on, but the machine was wrong ("It's accurate to within 1 tenth of a plausibility unit!" ) so they never axed those questions.
krisholmes

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« Reply #69 on: 12-04-2003 13:24 »
« Last Edit on: 12-04-2003 13:24 »

   
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Professor: *bang, bang, bang* "There! I finished fine tuning my what-if machine. It can answer any what-if question accurate to within one tenth of a plausibility unit."
Leela: "That's so plausible I can't believe it!"

So all the things that don't fit in, are simply of by a 1/10th pu! That explains everything!

edit to add: I asume none of you/us know just how large a plausability unit is ?
Prof. Wernstrum

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« Reply #70 on: 12-05-2003 19:28 »

Actually, the machine will have been off by more than 1/10 of a plausibility unit since this episode was set before AOI II when the Professor "fine-tuned" the machine. Not only that, but the stories were What-If questions within a What-If question so the error would have been compounded since the machine would be slightly inaccurate in predicting the slightly inaccurate results.

F is the 6th letter of the alphabet.
O is the 15th letter (1+5=6)
X is the 24th letter (2+4=6)

Hence, FOX = 666
bender+fry

Professor
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« Reply #71 on: 12-05-2003 19:53 »

There is another problem with the crynogenics lab. If Fry was frozen for a thousand years, then how could he have a nephew? He did not have any children before he was frozen, so Prof. Farnsworth should not esist.
bender+fry

Professor
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« Reply #72 on: 12-05-2003 19:55 »

Typo, should have said exsist instead of esist.
Asylum-Fry

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #73 on: 12-05-2003 19:55 »
« Last Edit on: 12-05-2003 19:55 »

 
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Originally posted by bender&fry:
There is another problem with the crynogenics lab. If Fry was frozen for a thousand years, then how could he have a nephew? He did not have any children before he was frozen, so Prof. Farnsworth should not esist.

Nephew; ie the son of one of your SIBLINGS. And did Fry have sibling? Duh! Yancy Fry!

Although originally it was a sister, says so in the S1 DVD commentary somewhere...

EDIT: And behold the magical powers of the edit button.
bender+fry

Professor
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« Reply #74 on: 12-05-2003 19:57 »

Sorry, Ive never seen the why of fry
Teral

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« Reply #75 on: 12-05-2003 20:27 »

Yancy is from "The Luck Of The Fryrish". And "Jurassic Bark".
bender+fry

Professor
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« Reply #76 on: 12-15-2003 05:49 »

Sorry about the whole nephew thing. I was a jackass.
Wernstrum

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« Reply #77 on: 12-15-2003 20:58 »

cvn
kiffan

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« Reply #78 on: 05-21-2004 16:39 »
« Last Edit on: 05-21-2004 16:39 »

this is an interesting conversation, but I want to remind everyone that there ARE 3 parts of this episode to coment on.  So far all anyone has done is talk about the fry one.  I'll start.  When Leela stabs several people in the acusing parlor, they end up on the sword in the wrong order.  Whats with that?

And if you take cranberries and stew them like applesauce they taste much more like prunes than rhubarb does. --Groucho Marx.
JBERGES

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« Reply #79 on: 05-21-2004 16:44 »
« Last Edit on: 05-21-2004 16:44 »

Uh...I think it's just a joke.  Something happened that was unusual, improbable, and unexpected, done so in an attempt to make people laugh.  I thought it was funny, at least.

EDIT:  On second thought, I like Teral's answer on the next page even better.
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