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Mouse On Venus

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« Reply #40 on: 01-22-2004 18:20 »

Well I was never really bothered by Bender getting paralysed in that fashion if I'm being perfectly honest. I was just annoyed that he got better for absolutely no reason, because you could see it coming that he was gonna start dancing around at the concert and everyone would realise he was a fraud. No offense to those who didn't see that coming, but I thought it was a pretty obvious way to go.

 The chase scene was pretty good, though, so that kinda made up for it.
QueenOfRobonia

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« Reply #41 on: 01-23-2004 13:49 »
« Last Edit on: 01-23-2004 13:49 »

What I always wonder is whether he got his Ass-Plate back from the Robot Devil...
I may watch TDHAIP again because surely if he had no ass he couldn't sit down in the theatre at Fry's opera, no?
Also, where did the Air Horn go? Just disappeared!
can´t_read

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« Reply #42 on: 01-23-2004 14:28 »

He might have sat on the bottom rim of his body... haven't watched that one for a very long time and can't really remember the whole thing so I might be wrong.
David A

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« Reply #43 on: 01-23-2004 15:48 »

 
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Originally posted by QueenOfRobonia:
What I always wonder is whether he got his Ass-Plate back from the Robot Devil...

The Robot Devil didn't keep it.  He just dropped it in the trash.  If Bender wanted it back, all he had to do was reach in there and get it.

Speak softly. Drive a Sherman tank.
Venus

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« Reply #44 on: 01-23-2004 15:51 »

Or he may have just ordered another one. He's a robot, so spare parts are probably available. He's had legs replaced, it's not a stretch to think he could easily get more.
winna

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« Reply #45 on: 01-23-2004 18:23 »

He does...  Planet Express keeps spare bender parts lying around in labeled crates...  roll eyes
bender+fry

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« Reply #46 on: 01-23-2004 22:25 »

did anybody mention that new new york was burning down at the end of WAA? i think a lot of the endings of futurama episodes have them being blown up and things like that. It`s just like itchy and scratchy-they die, but they always come back.
Mouse On Venus

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« Reply #47 on: 01-24-2004 08:46 »

Well that was a joke on what Fry said - that everything has to be back to normal at the end of a sitcom, but NNY was in a right state at the end so it wasn't. But y'know, it was mostly just property damage, they could've fixed it up in time for the next ep.

 I guess a smiliar logic could apply to Fry getting fired and dropped in The Cryonic Woman, but I personally didn't approve of it much.  no no
bender+fry

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« Reply #48 on: 01-25-2004 19:12 »

how about war is the h-word? Bender blew up at the end of that episode!
spacepilot3000

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« Reply #49 on: 01-25-2004 21:19 »
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Originally posted by bender&fry:
how about war is the h-word? Bender blew up at the end of that episode!

Not to mention he destroyed the entire world, killing everyone(Except Bender who proclaims "I'm alright" at the credits). Maybe the world had a device where it rebuilds itself and all the people spring back to life.

Uncle Whippity

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« Reply #50 on: 01-26-2004 05:58 »

In 'Hell is other robots', during the long dinner with Bender at Elzar's, Amy and the Professor swap places between shots towards the end of the meal.

My 5-year-old slightly autistic neice spotted this on first viewing, and then asked me 'Why have they changed places?' I had to replay it twice before I realised what she was talking about.
Ozor Mox

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« Reply #51 on: 01-26-2004 07:49 »

 
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Originally posted by spacepilot3000:
  Not to mention he destroyed the entire world, killing everyone(Except Bender who proclaims "I'm alright" at the credits). Maybe the world had a device where it rebuilds itself and all the people spring back to life.


Well according to the DVD commentary, the bomb didn't actually go off, they just felt they needed an "explosion" at the end. Who knows how that works...
Gleno

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« Reply #52 on: 01-26-2004 08:38 »

 
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Originally posted by spacepilot3000:
  Not to mention he destroyed the entire world, killing everyone(Except Bender who proclaims "I'm alright" at the credits). Maybe the world had a device where it rebuilds itself and all the people spring back to life.


That was the funniest line in that ep so it doesn't matter.... laff


Let me break....let me break you down....for your sake....I will break you down...."[/small]
Birdbot

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« Reply #53 on: 01-26-2004 09:49 »

 
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Originally posted by spacepilot3000:
  Not to mention he destroyed the entire world, killing everyone(Except Bender who proclaims "I'm alright" at the credits). Maybe the world had a device where it rebuilds itself and all the people spring back to life.
Here's my explanation: Zapp Brannigan built the bomb, but put it together wrongly, maybe to get some sort of sonic boost, or something. Therefore the bomb only blew up Bender, and because he's a robot it doesn't matter that pieces of him are everywhere.
Dr. Morberg

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« Reply #54 on: 01-26-2004 11:13 »

I don't know if this could be considered a continuity error, but it seems that in some episodes Bender can taste things and in some he can't. In My Three Suns Leela points out that since Bender's a robot, he can't taste anything, but in Fry and the Slurm Factory, he drinks Slurm and says "Hey this stuff is pretty good".
Ranadok

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« Reply #55 on: 01-26-2004 11:16 »

Perhaps he wasn't referring to taste (is your quote an exact one, or does he specifically say that it TASTES good?), but rather to chemical content or ability to power him, or texture, or something. Perhaps just how cool it makes him look.
Düffman

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« Reply #56 on: 01-26-2004 11:44 »

Bender took a grenade ballsack (hehe) to his chest cavity, and it didnt killhim. And assuming that Zapp made the bomb, we can safely assume that it was a dud or something less powerfull then a grenade ballsack
Ranadok

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« Reply #57 on: 01-30-2004 02:16 »

This is something that I thought of while reading the (now closed) thread on Fry's wealth in Fishful of Dollars. It fits here best, as far as I can tell.  If Fry's balance was based on 1000 years of interest on 93 cents, right? But, the events of that episode happen more than 1000 years after Fry was frozen.  So, was money taken out after Fry was frozen (perhaps a check cashed or automatic bill), or was year 1001 not completely over, so the extra 100 million or so wasn't added yet, or what? I think I just answered my own question... but I'll post it anyways, to see what people think.
ZombieJesus

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« Reply #58 on: 01-30-2004 05:43 »

I wondered who were Bender's real parents were and where was he made.
Mom, assembly line robot, Mexico or Mom's Robot Factory?

Ep 1: Bender zaps himself on a broken lightbulb, then his personality changes.
In another episode, Bender shows a picture of himself in his young years, but in the pic he is seen drinking.
Birdbot

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« Reply #59 on: 01-30-2004 06:05 »

Heres my thoughts:

Bender was made on an assembly line, in a 'Mom's Friendly Robot Factory' in Mexico, and Mom took the credit for his design.

As for SP3K, Bender drank before he was zapped by the lightbulb.
sci_bot

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« Reply #60 on: 01-30-2004 08:30 »

Here's a couple.

In 'Space Pilot' and again in "A Clone of my Own" there are jokes about French being a dead language.
Later on  in "insane in the mainframe" Bender can speak a few feench phrases.

At the end "How Hermes Requisitioned his Groove Back" there is a screw up with the number on Hermes's badge changing. I cant remember the exact details but it is when number 1.0 is promoting/demoting Hermes
Ranadok

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« Reply #61 on: 01-30-2004 11:35 »
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About the French: a lot of people know a few latin phrases, and it has been dead for quite some time (although their pronunciation is usually way off), and besides, wouldn't speaking in a dead language make you seem more insane anyway?
Oh, I agree with Birdbot on both of his explanations. It's obvious that Mom doesn't actually build the robots herself, but takes all the credit (the same way people seem to blame Bill Gates personally when they have a problem with a Microsoft product). And why not have the factory in Mexico, it likely has the cheap labour that Mom would love.
VoVat

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« Reply #62 on: 01-30-2004 12:01 »

Of course Bender always drank.  It's how he powers his fuel cells.  And I don't think the lightbulb in SP3K was what made Bender "bad" (smoking, stealing, etc.); he was always like that.  It just made him realize he didn't have to follow the constraints of his programming when it came to working.
Ranadok

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« Reply #63 on: 01-30-2004 13:19 »

That makes sense.  So the stealing, etc is part of his programming (what a bug), but the lightbulb gave him the ability to break his programming if he wants to (such as to de-bend things).
luvnpeese

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« Reply #64 on: 01-31-2004 14:35 »

How did they pull off the line with French being a dead language in the French dub? Just curious. :-p
Dr. Morberg

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« Reply #65 on: 01-31-2004 14:49 »
« Last Edit on: 01-31-2004 14:49 »

In the French dub, it is:

Cubert: "Bonjour."
Translator: "Guten tag."
David A

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« Reply #66 on: 01-31-2004 14:52 »

In the French dub, German is the dead language.  It was mentioned in this thread.

Curse you, Morberg.  You beat me to it.   tongue

Speak softly. Drive a Sherman tank.
luvnpeese

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« Reply #67 on: 01-31-2004 14:54 »

Haha, so now the French pick on the Germans?

Thanks for the insight,
Girl who was too lazy to pull out her DVD.
Rhodan

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« Reply #68 on: 02-02-2004 12:56 »

 
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Originally posted by Venus:
Anchovies are extinct, not sardines.

One that bothered me was in Xmas story when Leela was looking through her photo album you see a pic of her as a baby ditched on a pile of abandoned property at the end of an ally indicating that she was thrown out like trash, but then in Leela's homeworld we see her lovingly placed on the orphanarium doorstep in a basket. There's a bit of a contrast there.

1) If the writers take the first hint as a cannon (like fan-fic authors at that time), her parents would be portrayed as very stupid people and that scene in "Leela ´s homeworld" would ruin whole episode.
2)This is really one thing which Futurama has common with The Simpsons- photo pictures and such stuff are completaly out off continuity. Similiar (yet, of course, different)it is with picture of Fry And Slurms Mckanzie in "Spanish Fry" or that of Fry, Leela and Zoidberg in TDHAIP.   
Shadowstar

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« Reply #69 on: 02-02-2004 17:08 »

We don't really know if that photo of Fry, Leela and Zoidberg actually happened, although the same can't be said about Fry and Slurms. And I don't care about that really. They're just random photos that give us a cheap laugh. [stands up, revealing buttcrack]
Rhodan

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« Reply #70 on: 02-03-2004 05:17 »

That´s what I´am talking about.
Nixorbo

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« Reply #71 on: 02-03-2004 10:04 »

The picture of Fry and Slurms could have been taken prior to, or even after, Slurm Factory.  Through the miracle of blue-screen technology, or even a cardboard cutout, people can have pictures taken of themselves pretending to be hanging out with a celebrity.
John C
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« Reply #72 on: 02-03-2004 10:17 »

Maybe the one with them riding Zoidberg did happen. It's entirely possible they just decided to ride him one day.  tongue
Ranadok

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« Reply #73 on: 02-03-2004 21:37 »
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Originally posted by Nixorbo:
The picture of Fry and Slurms could have been taken prior to, or even after, Slurm Factory.  Through the miracle of blue-screen technology, or even a cardboard cutout, people can have pictures taken of themselves pretending to be hanging out with a celebrity.

It could have even been a different Slurms. You know, like Duffman (you know, from that "other" show) or any number of other corporate mascots.

Rhodan

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« Reply #74 on: 02-04-2004 05:24 »
« Last Edit on: 02-05-2004 00:00 »

 
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Originally posted by John C:
Maybe the one with them riding Zoidberg did happen. It's entirely possible they just decided to ride him one day.    tongue
But it is supposed to be from "Parasites lost", which is impossible since that episode was one day. And that day we saw completaly I think.

Anzable

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« Reply #75 on: 02-08-2004 00:39 »

 
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Originally posted by Ol'coot:
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In an Xmas Story we are told that pine trees are extinct even though many of the characters had skiied through conifers earlier in the episode. (Admittedly the hinged trees could be fake but....)
 


I'd like to point out Professor Farnsworth said French poodles were extinct  as well  yet lo and behold Noah's ark  had one for sale. I'm thinking  we can chalk up the extinction stuff  to senility .
davierocks

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« Reply #76 on: 02-08-2004 01:04 »
« Last Edit on: 02-08-2004 01:04 »

In Leela's homeworld when they are being lowered into the toxic pool that mutates people through their DNA Bender says "wait I don't even have DNA, why am I worried."
However In Teenage Mutant Leelas Hurdles, the professor tell us that Bender has RNA that works in a similar way to human DNA and therefore the tar worked on Bender and made him get younger.
Surely if he could be made to get younger through this RNA he could also be mutated?
winna

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« Reply #77 on: 02-08-2004 03:35 »

Maybe the toxic pool is actually DNA specific in some way, so that it only affects certain things about a DNA strand, and Bender's "RNA" is different enough to not be affected....
davierocks

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« Reply #78 on: 02-08-2004 03:43 »

Well sure, if you wanna look for the easy answer.  tongue
VoVat

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« Reply #79 on: 02-08-2004 15:19 »

 
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I'd like to point out Professor Farnsworth said French poodles were extinct as well yet lo and behold Noah's ark had one for sale. I'm thinking we can chalk up the extinction stuff to senility .

That was actually an Antarean Shape-Shifting Dog.  Or a wizard.
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