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rule brittannia

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« on: 02-20-2004 13:55 »

in Leelas teenage mutant hurdles it says that the profs. age is 161 (i think) but in the video game he says he is as old as god. but mabye god has only been around 161 years *coughs godfellas coughs* or mabye he is only a space shuttule that collided with god?

please to explain it(gladen)!
Teral

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« Reply #1 on: 02-20-2004 14:49 »

The video game isn't canon. The episodes are. Simple as that.

The more nerd explanation (although the word canon is pretty nerdy in and by itself): Farnsworth is old, mad and senile. He's senile so he forgot his real age and he's mad/megalomanical so ofcourse he compares himself to god. He was dog god once, he just took a step up the ladder.

Jamesbondcja

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« Reply #2 on: 02-20-2004 16:39 »

God is one step up from Dog-God?

I mean good answer....
Teral

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« Reply #3 on: 02-20-2004 17:12 »

Well, the dog is mans best friend so naturally their gods would be buddy-buddy too.
David A

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« Reply #4 on: 02-20-2004 23:46 »

 
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Originally posted by rule brittannia:
...in the video game he says he is as old as god.

hyperbole
ActionLaPointe

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« Reply #5 on: 02-23-2004 03:10 »

im confused. anyways ide take the word of the show with much more sencerity than the video game. twas'nt even that fun.
davierocks

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« Reply #6 on: 02-24-2004 17:17 »

Yeah, quite often in games of shows/movies they make up stuff which doesn't seem right.  With the exception of games like Enter The Matrix which is designed too tie in with the movies, it is best just to ignore and errors like this.
winna

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« Reply #7 on: 02-24-2004 17:29 »

You spoke the name of that crappy videogame!!!  I saw it!!!
Prof. Wernstrum

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« Reply #8 on: 02-24-2004 18:24 »

Or maybe when he fell into the fountain of aging he become as old as God. He did say that he was even older than before.

And I don't think you can dismiss mistakes in the game that easily since the script was written by J. Stewart Burns and Matt Groening and David X. Cohen both worked on the game too. It's not like the line was written by some games developer who hardly watched the show.
David A

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« Reply #9 on: 02-24-2004 23:58 »

Okay, let's try this again.  It was hyperbole.

If you're carrying something really heavy you might say, "This weighs a ton."  Does that mean that it really weighs a ton?  Of course not.

Likewise, if the Professor says that he's as old as God, that doesn't mean that he's literally as old as God.  It just means that he's really old.  161 years old is pretty old for a human, after all.

Get it now?  It's not an error.  It's hyperbole.

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Venus

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« Reply #10 on: 02-25-2004 00:11 »

David's right. that quote wasn't meant to be taken literally.
winna

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« Reply #11 on: 02-25-2004 00:45 »

so it's either hyperbole or a throw away joke (cartoons generally have jokes that aren't in relation to the cartoon reality).... either way foget aboudit!
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