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bender+fry

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« on: 01-20-2004 06:48 »
« Last Edit on: 01-25-2004 00:00 »

ok, i have a few questions. If the simpsons really don`t age, then time doesn`t exsist, because if there is time, then they have to age. Is there any theories about the time concept for futurama and the simpsons because i would love to hear them!   smile
Teral

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« Reply #1 on: 01-20-2004 11:10 »

The Simpsons is fictional, Futurama is real. Note the shocking amount of Simpsons merchandise on Futurama. According to Groening Simpsons is still on the air in the year 3000 (and fans generally agree the last 500 years are crap compard to the classic first 500).
PCC Fred

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« Reply #2 on: 01-20-2004 12:12 »

 
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Originally posted by bender&fry:If the simpsons really don`t age, then time doesn`t exsist, because if there is time, then they have to age.

Aah, but they do age!  What about all the flashback episodes?  What about Apu's wife becoming pregnant and giving birth?

KittinGas

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« Reply #3 on: 01-20-2004 12:46 »

I told you! It's WIZARDS!
David A

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« Reply #4 on: 01-20-2004 13:21 »

 
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Originally posted by PCC Fred:
 What about Apu's wife becoming pregnant and giving birth?

And Apu's kids are already older than Maggie is.  Explain that one.

Speak softly. Drive a Sherman tank.
MrBurns

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« Reply #5 on: 01-20-2004 13:24 »

 
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Originally posted by David A:
 And Apu's kids are already older than Maggie is.  Explain that one.

Chronotons.
PCC Fred

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« Reply #6 on: 01-20-2004 17:48 »

 
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Originally posted by David A:
 And Apu's kids are already older than Maggie is.  Explain that one.

Maggie's actually 17.  FOX is giving her some wierd kind of hormone/radiation treatment to keep her looking like a baby.

bender+fry

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« Reply #7 on: 01-20-2004 18:22 »

makes sense. they really need the simpsons so they do just that.
or maybe the simpsons age at a different rate. I dont know.
hopie4ever

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« Reply #8 on: 01-21-2004 05:28 »

 
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Originally posted by PCC Fred:
 Maggie's actually 17.  FOX is giving her some wierd kind of hormone/radiation treatment to keep her looking like a baby.



there definately doing it to lisa too - it was on the simpsons:behind the laughter last night on bbc2
Bushmeister

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« Reply #9 on: 01-21-2004 12:07 »
« Last Edit on: 01-21-2004 12:07 »

Oh dear yes, that episode. That was rubbish.
futuramamama

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« Reply #10 on: 01-21-2004 12:17 »

Age ain't nuttin but a number!
VoVat

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« Reply #11 on: 01-21-2004 21:02 »

I assume people age on Futurama, since the Professor turned 160 in "A Clone of My Own," and was identified as being 161 in "Teenage Mutant Leela's Hurdles."  Of course, Homer Simpson was 36 in earlier Simpsons episodes, but now he's 39, even though his kids haven't gotten any older.

If Futurama characters do age, does that mean that, if the show had kept running, Amy would have eventually graduated from college?
bender+fry

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« Reply #12 on: 01-21-2004 21:26 »

If futurama is supposed to be real, does that mean that the characters are aging right now, even though futurama was canceled?
futuramamama

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« Reply #13 on: 01-22-2004 07:05 »

There, but for the grace of god!
Teral

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« Reply #14 on: 01-22-2004 14:17 »

 
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Originally posted by bender&fry:
If futurama is supposed to be real, does that mean that the characters are aging right now, even though futurama was canceled?

Once you're in limbo you exist outside time and space, you become like a picture caught in a chroniton slipstream. A day might be as long as thousand years, or as short as the flick of a finger. However the characters will always live on in our hearts, and there they'll remain forever young.

Any seriousness found in this post is purely coincidental.
Düffman

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« Reply #15 on: 01-22-2004 14:24 »

 
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Originally posted by Teral:
 Once you're in limbo you exist outside time and space, you become like a picture caught in a chroniton slipstream. A day might be as long as thousand years, or as short as the flick of a finger. However the characters will always live on in our hearts, and there they'll remain forever young.
  cry thats beautiful man (listing to "baby love child" & "dont you forget" while read that just adds to the impact)
VoVat

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« Reply #16 on: 01-22-2004 18:00 »

Well, to get technical about it, the characters WILL age in about another thousand years.  The only main characters who would be alive now are Fry, who is frozen and therefore not aging, and Nibbler, who presumably is aging.
PCC Fred

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« Reply #17 on: 01-22-2004 18:25 »

 
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Originally posted by bender&fry:
If futurama is supposed to be real, does that mean that the characters are aging right now, even though futurama was canceled?

Just think; in 2013 we could get Futurama:The Motion Picture, where everyone's 10 years older and 10 stone fatter.  And an errant Mars Rover threatens the world...

Mouse On Venus

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« Reply #18 on: 01-22-2004 18:47 »

They may not age, but Futurama also won't date for at least another 1000 years.  wink
Rassle

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« Reply #19 on: 01-22-2004 19:29 »

 
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Originally posted by VoVat:
Well, to get technical about it, the characters WILL age in about another thousand years.  The only main characters who would be alive now are Fry, who is frozen and therefore not aging, and Nibbler, who presumably is aging.

Don't forget bender's head, which fell out of the planet express ship in July, 1947 in "Roswell that ends well".
bender+fry

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« Reply #20 on: 01-25-2004 18:29 »

I just saw Timeline a few nights ago, and it made me pretty confused that you could do something in the future, but in the future you could be in the past, so you had already done it.
El Zilcho

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« Reply #21 on: 01-26-2004 17:43 »

 
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Originally posted by bender&fry:
If futurama is supposed to be real, does that mean that the characters are aging right now, even though futurama was canceled?

Are you familiar with "Schrodinger's Cat"?   tongue
Mercapto

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« Reply #22 on: 01-26-2004 18:11 »
« Last Edit on: 01-26-2004 18:11 »

Well, I know about his night club. They're sorta similar.   tongue
David A

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« Reply #23 on: 01-26-2004 18:31 »

 
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Originally posted by El Zilcho:
 Are you familiar with "Schrodinger's Cat"?    tongue

In case anyone isn't, here is an explanation, in verse no less.

Speak softly. Drive a Sherman tank.
futuramamama

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« Reply #24 on: 02-02-2004 18:17 »

I just watched my first episode of Star Trek ever, and they said that if you travel in hyperspeed, or whatever, you evolve hyperfast. And according to wnfhgb, they all exist in the same universe.
PCC Fred

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« Reply #25 on: 02-02-2004 19:11 »

 
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Originally posted by futuramamama:
I just watched my first episode of Star Trek ever, and they said that if you travel in hyperspeed, or whatever, you evolve hyperfast.

From the description, sounds like you watched the Voyager episode "Threshold".  In which case my advice is to buy a bottle of vodka, drink yourself silly, then smash the bottle over your head.  It'll help ease the pain.
futuramamama

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« Reply #26 on: 02-02-2004 20:21 »

Well, it did seem that the people who supposedly was to evolve, acctually looked more like they devolved. And from that episode I cannot understand what the big deal with Star Trek is.
PCC Fred

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« Reply #27 on: 02-02-2004 20:32 »

Believe me, Star Trek's usually better than that.  "Threshold" is one of the worst episodes it has to offer.  Watch some Deep Space Nine instead.  smile
futuramamama

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« Reply #28 on: 02-02-2004 21:40 »

Is deep space nine on DVD?
Ranadok

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« Reply #29 on: 02-03-2004 03:51 »
« Last Edit on: 02-03-2004 03:51 »

Yeah, but over $100 a season, though.

Edit: you said earlier that according to WNFHGB, they all exist in the same universe... am I misunderstanding you, or did you miss that those were the Star Trek actors as themselves, not the characters.
M0le

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« Reply #30 on: 02-03-2004 06:45 »

Theoretically, if you did travel back in time, whatever you do, no matter what it is, is the right choice.
nixons left ear

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« Reply #31 on: 02-03-2004 10:39 »

 
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Originally posted by futuramamama:
Is deep space nine on DVD?

Yes, but very dear i find.


meisterPOOP

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« Reply #32 on: 02-03-2004 18:30 »

I traveled back in time just this afternoon...but, I just can't remember about it now.
David A

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« Reply #33 on: 02-03-2004 22:25 »

Speaking of time travel...

It's meisterPOOP.  Now there's a blast from the past.
totalnerd undercanada

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« Reply #34 on: 02-03-2004 22:56 »

 
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Originally posted by M0le:
Theoretically, if you did travel back in time, whatever you do, no matter what it is, is the right choice.

Unless of course, you want to alter the future for the better.

M0le

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« Reply #35 on: 02-04-2004 04:12 »

If you did go back in time and alter the future for the better, then it would have always been that way and you would have no reason to go back in time to do it anyway. But therefore if you did that, then the present would be the same dump that it was in the first place and you would go back in time and do it. The only way to counter it would be to leave a message or note for your past self to read, telling him to also leave a note for himself later when he goes back in time.   big grin It's funny to theorize about.
futuramamama

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« Reply #36 on: 02-04-2004 12:47 »

 
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Originally posted by Ranadok:
Yeah, but over $100 a season, though.

Edit: you said earlier that according to WNFHGB, they all exist in the same universe... am I misunderstanding you, or did you miss that those were the Star Trek actors as themselves, not the characters.

NO, I just didn't think too much about it.
Also, I was very stoned when I watched that episode. But I'll watch it again and again and again as soon as I get my TV!


hypknowtoad

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« Reply #37 on: 02-04-2004 15:20 »

All I can think of when I see this topic is the bit from Cryonic Woman:

Guy: "I wanted to meet Shakespeare, and I figured time was cyclical."
Fry: "Nope. Straight line."

So, basically, "Nope, straight line" is my response to this whole topic.
bender+fry

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« Reply #38 on: 02-25-2004 06:48 »

I have a theroy:
At the beginning of the show, they cloned each character, and froze them. For each new episode, they unthaw one of each characters to use. This would explain why the characters dont machure and why they always act the same.
Pig+Wool~Sheep

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« Reply #39 on: 02-25-2004 11:06 »

Magic. Got it.
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