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reedy2

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« on: 05-21-2000 12:20 »

At the begining of "the problem with popplers" That advert from Molten Boron comes on. Talk about going over my head! I just wondered if it was an american joke and I didn't understand it because I'm English.
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« Reply #1 on: 05-21-2000 12:30 »

I don't think it is supposed to be funny.
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« Reply #2 on: 05-21-2000 13:11 »

I don't know what it means either... hehe jason has it on his answering machine tough

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« Reply #3 on: 05-21-2000 15:01 »

Okay,

These are probably all jokes made up by people who spend half their time making up jokes at Fox, people who have saddd screensavers and talk about em all day, people who send pathetic attempts through CC:Mail to be friends with a geeky girl across the street, people who watch Star Trek, people who can make farting noises, people who spend night and day recording repeats of sci-fi-movies, and most of all... People who are from Mexico and get paid 2cents per year to try and make up sentances that sound funny in their language, These are the People who make life worth living.

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« Reply #4 on: 05-21-2000 22:52 »

aww, bullshit - you're describing the writers that make futurama and simpsons like they are nerds - nerds have no sense of humor or social skills (the stereotype at least), but they are just normal people with an incredible sense of humor. Tell you what - people say im a funny person, but i could never come up with jokes of the intellectual calibre the guys in futurama do - thats the good stuff about futurama & simpsons - the humor there is dual-natured. There is the superficial laugh which is for everyone to enjoy, and then there is a deeper meaning which further intensefies the humerous experience if you can pick up the details

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« Reply #5 on: 05-22-2000 01:19 »

I gotta go with Dave on this, hehe. You and I might not get the joke about Molten Boron, but is this the first time on Futurama or the Simpsons where nothing made sense, and yet it's still funny? Of course not! Matt Groening and his team of writers are a clever, crazy bunch!! Homer pours milk on some cornflakes and the cereal catches on fire...what the heck?!? We know it makes no sense, and yet we still laugh hysterically. The Molten Boron ad might have been a clever joke that nobody got, or maybe it was meant to not make any sense. But we still must accept the craziness and cleverness of the show. Baconated grapefruit? Hahaaha...

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« Reply #6 on: 05-22-2000 05:29 »

HAHA, did that really happened to homers cereals? If yeah, I didn't see that one... so jason you think the board is better than the previous one??
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« Reply #7 on: 05-22-2000 09:10 »

Yeah, I didn't see that one either.
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« Reply #8 on: 05-22-2000 10:15 »

I don't know the name of the episode, but it's the one where Smithers takes a vacation and Homer becomes Mr. Burns' assistant. And whenever he tries to make breakfast for Mr. Burns, everything catches on fire...even the cereal!

And yep!! I REALLY like the new message board  smile

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iZac

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« Reply #9 on: 05-22-2000 13:40 »

Ha ha I remember that one! That was great. "You call this a tax return???" ha ha. Ok anyway yeah most of the jokes I don't think people get them. When I'm watching with my brothers and sister I know that they don't get most of the jokes. I'm sitting there trying to explain to them why the corn flakes started on fire...
My Sister: Why did the corn flakes start on fire?
Me: I dunno, it's a joke.
Sister: I don't get it, it doesn't make sense.
Me: It's not supposed to make sense. It's just a joke!
Sister: Well jokes should be funny.
Me: THAT WAS FUNNY!!!!
Sister: This show is stupid, I'm leaving.
Me: Get outta Bumtown ya bum.
Sister: What? I don't get it.

Anyway my point is... what was my point again? Oh right... jokes are funny.

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« Reply #10 on: 05-22-2000 13:58 »

I think I've figured out the Molten Boron thing... Notice the jingle, "Nobody does it like Molten Boron" ... that's the Sara Lee jingle, "Nobody does it like Sara Lee..."

It's robot food. Molten boron is supposed to be an incredible conductor of electricity.
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« Reply #11 on: 05-22-2000 18:53 »

Haha very true, Sk8...

Speaking of the fire thing on the Simpsons, there have been MANY other fire gags that have made no sense. I'm not sure which episode THIS was in either but one time some school kids pushed over the teacher's desk and it caught on fire somehow. Anyone remember that? I have all these scrambled Simpsons memories in my head. I have every episode on tape. I just can't always remember which scenes were in which episodes...

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« Reply #12 on: 05-23-2000 00:38 »

hehe, yeah... there was another non flamable object that caught fire on the simpsons, I don't remember what  smile
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« Reply #13 on: 05-23-2000 08:05 »

Remember the old crusty dude's electric car in the episode about the schoolbus being ripped apart by a gremlin? That caught fire when it hit the tree (which, unless it had some kind of massive electrical short, was pretty unusual!)

I can't remember which episode it was but us poor Brits only get the same six or so episodes repeated endlessly by the BBC on terrestrial TV!

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« Reply #14 on: 05-24-2000 15:34 »

I think the things catching on fire gag on the simpsons is just a running joke about how on TV shows and movies almost every car that crashes or rolls over MUST blow up or catch on fire. So when you tip over a desk and it goes up in flames...you see what I'm getting at? Hyperbole!

Of course, trying to explain a joke kinda takes the funny out of it sometimes...
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« Reply #15 on: 05-28-2000 04:17 »

I was gonna reply just like fu-latro before I saw his reply. I totally agree. They're making fun of "by-the-book action movies" (i wish somebody gets what i meant.... i don't  smile ).

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« Reply #16 on: 05-28-2000 05:29 »

I like things that make no sense, and that's why I watch Monty Python.
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« Reply #17 on: 05-28-2000 12:44 »

For important information about Boron, just click here:  <A HREF="http://www.shef.ac.uk/chemistry/web-elements/webelements/elements/text/ke
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« Reply #18 on: 01-13-2003 11:27 »

About Molten Boron, I saw a comment from the DVD's of futurama where they talk about this.

Molten Boron is only a weird name intending to be a disgusting product who no one likes. The song that uses this ADVERT is the tipical used in the "old TV fashioned products" and the original text from this advert was "Nobody likes Molten Boron", but when the singers make the record they said "Nobody does it like does molten boron" (I don't know if this is accurate because I saw this in Spanish).

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Originally posted by reedy2:
At the begining of "the problem with popplers" That advert from Molten Boron comes on. Talk about going over my head! I just wondered if it was an american joke and I didn't understand it because I'm English.

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« Reply #19 on: 01-13-2003 11:40 »

Wow, a thread that is more than 2 years old. That guy even has an animated gif as an avatar.

They also show the molten boron advertisement in the season DVD extras.
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« Reply #20 on: 01-13-2003 11:40 »
« Last Edit on: 01-13-2003 11:40 »

  eek WOW!! Look at this old thread!

The original line Christopher Tyng made was "Nobody does it like Molten Boron", and David explained that it was supposed to be "Nobody doesn't like Molten Boron". They fixed it by copying the n-sound in Boron, and pasted it in between "does" and "it". The marvels of digital editing.

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« Reply #21 on: 01-13-2003 12:46 »

Even though it was along time I would have to agree with cat here. I think the jingle is in reference to Sarah Lee and is a bit of a parody with Molten Boren. But then again - who wouldn't like a big can of molten lava/toxi waste/whatever the heck boren is?  smile
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« Reply #22 on: 01-13-2003 14:05 »

Boron is the 5th element in the periodic table. And that's quite some barrel that woman is holding, as boron melts at 2300-2350C.
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« Reply #23 on: 01-13-2003 14:21 »

Thank you for that explanation Brainzilla.  smile
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« Reply #24 on: 01-13-2003 17:19 »

Bloody hell!!! *Blows dust off Thread*

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« Reply #25 on: 01-13-2003 17:29 »
« Last Edit on: 01-13-2003 17:29 »

It should be closed then, before it starts to eat our brains.


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« Reply #26 on: 01-13-2003 17:50 »

 
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Originally posted by Cat:
I think I've figured out the Molten Boron thing... Notice the jingle, "Nobody does it like Molten Boron" ... that's the Sara Lee jingle, "Nobody does it like Sara Lee..."

It's robot food. Molten boron is supposed to be an incredible conductor of electricity.

Yes 'n no. On the DVD Commentary, they say that the singers were supposed to record:
"Nobody doesn't like Molten Boron!"
But they recorded:
"Nobody does it like Molten Boron!"
So the editor took the "n" from the end of either Molte-n- or Boro-n- and stuck it in place of the "i" in "it".
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« Reply #27 on: 01-13-2003 17:52 »

 
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It should be closed then, before it starts to eat our brains.

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« Reply #28 on: 02-08-2003 22:52 »

MAN THIS OLD!  It has all the original people on the scene!  I just wanted to post here, so I could become part of HISTO-RY!
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« Reply #29 on: 02-10-2003 03:14 »

Where is my vibraor?
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« Reply #30 on: 02-10-2003 04:26 »

I think that half the joke is that nobody in their right mind would actually want molten boron. It would be almost entirely useless to the average person. It would be like an ad today for misshapen lumps of tangled chicken bones.
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« Reply #31 on: 02-10-2003 13:35 »

 
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Originally posted by meisterPOOP:
Where is my vibraor?

Somewhere near the point of your post.

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« Reply #32 on: 02-11-2003 14:44 »

Thought of it being sort of like one that one SNL ad where they went on about a piece of manifacturing machinery done in the style of a normal commertial, things like "It stops overflow of the ducts by 12% more then the compeditors..."
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« Reply #33 on: 08-25-2005 03:20 »

What the hell is moltan boran supposed to be ?
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« Reply #34 on: 08-27-2005 23:00 »

 
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Where is my vibraor?
Stop slightly turning me on, after reading that I only think of a hot chick having a hot orgasm. Anyway SGFreak is correct.


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« Reply #35 on: 08-27-2005 23:36 »

You know I always thought that if you switched the first to letters in the words Molten Boron and got Bolten Moron, that the joke was Moron. Stupid me.
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« Reply #36 on: 08-28-2005 13:30 »

 
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Originally posted by Zogonif:
What the hell is moltan boran supposed to be ?

Nothing.

Molten Boron, however is liquified boron. Boron is the fifth element in the periodic table and liquify above 2076 C. Meaning it's insanely hot, which also explains why noone doesn't like molten boron.

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« Reply #37 on: 09-16-2005 14:41 »

 
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Originally posted by Teral:
 Nothing.

Molten Boron, however is liquified boron. Boron is the fifth element in the periodic table and liquify above 2076 C. Meaning it's insanely hot, which also explains why noone doesn't like molten boron.


Wow...

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« Reply #38 on: 09-18-2005 19:51 »

i thougth that hilarous and i coulndt get the jingle outta my head
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« Reply #39 on: 09-19-2005 01:00 »

 
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Originally posted by Teral:
 Nothing.

Molten Boron, however is liquified boron. Boron is the fifth element in the periodic table and liquify above 2076 C. Meaning it's insanely hot, which also explains why noone doesn't like molten boron.


Isn't boron the stuff they use for control rods in nuclear reactors?

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