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John Pannozzi

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« on: 05-05-2004 18:55 »

In a deleted scene from "Why must I be a crustacean in love?", Leela says that robots can't reproduce, but in a deleted scene from "The Series has landed" Crushinator is pregnant with Bender's lovechild and in Futurama comics #9, Crushinator shows Bender their illegimate son.

In "War is the H-Word", Bender causes the world to be destroyed when he says his least-used word "antiqiting". How did the Futurama universe get restored by the next episode?

In "Mars University", Bender talks about how he went to bending school, but in "Bendless", Bender's bending knowledge is inserted into him sortly after his 'birth' and he doesn't go to school.

In "Xmas Story", Bender gets a letter from his mother, a giant robotic arm, but it seems the writers forogot about her as in "Mother's Day", Bender gives presents to Mom but not to his robotic arm mother and in Futurama comics #16 Bender says his only parent is Mom.
EvilLunch

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« Reply #1 on: 05-05-2004 18:58 »
« Last Edit on: 05-05-2004 18:58 »

Let me be the first smartass PEELer to say: Wizards.

EDIT: Anyone notice how the robot arm mom looks suspiciously like one of Calculon's stages? That brings Bend Her up to an ULTRA disturbing level.
newhook_1

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« Reply #2 on: 05-05-2004 19:04 »
« Last Edit on: 05-05-2004 19:04 »

 
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Originally posted by John Pannozzi:
In a deleted scene from "Why must I be a crustacean in love?", Leela says that robots can't reproduce, but in a deleted scene from "The Series has landed" Crushinator is pregnant with Bender's lovechild and in Futurama comics #9, Crushinator shows Bender their illegimate son.

That's why they're deleted scenes.

 
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In "War is the H-Word", Bender causes the world to be destroyed when he says his least-used word "antiqiting". How did the Futurama universe get restored by the next episode?

Remember, Zapp is the one who rigged up the bomb. It was probably a dud.

 
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In "Mars University", Bender talks about how he went to bending school, but in "Bendless", Bender's bending knowledge is inserted into him sortly after his 'birth' and he doesn't go to school.
I always assumed that the stuff he was taught at birth was basically high school, and Bending  School was post secondary.

 
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In "Xmas Story", Bender gets a letter from his mother, a giant robotic arm, but it seems the writers forogot about her as in "Mother's Day", Bender gives presents to Mom but not to his robotic arm mother and in Futurama comics #16 Bender says his only parent is Mom.

A magical spell cast by the wishing wizard makes Mom look like a robotic arm for one day every Christmas.

 
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Originally posted by EvilLunch:
EDIT: Anyone notice how the robot arm mom looks suspiciously like one of Calculon's stages? That brings Bend Her up to an ULTRA disturbing level.

So in "Bend Her", two robots who are related and have both had a sex change are about to get married? Spiffy.

Ranadok

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« Reply #3 on: 05-05-2004 19:22 »

 - Deleted scenes don't count... for a number of reasons (that is only one of the problems that some create).

- The world wasn't destroyed, Bender himself says that he is okay, IIRC.  Obviously the bomb was either weak to begin with, or the professor weakened it up, perhaps by taking out most of the explosive material, but leaving the trigger.

- I always thought that knowledge being inserted into him WAS bending school, which is why is is so stupid for him to talk about going to school in the first place. Remember, we saw in Obsoletely Fabulous (the one I always mess up spelling) that robots can have tons of experiences in their mind in little to no time.  This may have been one of those instances.

- Perhaps the robot arm is counted like a surrogate mother or nanny, definitely would keep in touch with the child/robot, but not necessarily the one that the robot would adore (especially if he was programmed to love Mom). (I can't comment on the comics, I've only read a few).
David A

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« Reply #4 on: 05-05-2004 19:42 »

 
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Originally posted by John Pannozzi:
In a deleted scene from "Why must I be a crustacean in love?", Leela says that robots can't reproduce, but in a deleted scene from "The Series has landed" Crushinator is pregnant with Bender's lovechild and in Futurama comics #9, Crushinator shows Bender their illegimate son.

It was a joke.  Futurama is full of those.  If the writers think that a joke is funny, they don't always worry about continuity.

 
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In "War is the H-Word", Bender causes the world to be destroyed when he says his least-used word "antiqiting". How did the Futurama universe get restored by the next episode?


Why is it that when Wile E. Coyote falls off of a cliff or gets blown up by dynamite he's fine in the next scene?  Maybe because he's a cartoon character.

 
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In "Mars University", Bender talks about how he went to bending school, but in "Bendless", Bender's bending knowledge is inserted into him sortly after his 'birth' and he doesn't go to school.


That was bending school.  He even got a diploma and a mortarboard.

 
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In "Xmas Story", Bender gets a letter from his mother, a giant robotic arm, but it seems the writers forogot about her as in "Mother's Day", Bender gives presents to Mom but not to his robotic arm mother and in Futurama comics #16 Bender says his only parent is Mom.

As others have already said, robots are programmed to love Mom.
mpbx3003

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« Reply #5 on: 05-05-2004 20:29 »

Perhaps his mother was the robot arm that built him...

VoVat

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« Reply #6 on: 05-05-2004 21:21 »

 
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In "Mars University", Bender talks about how he went to bending school, but in "Bendless", Bender's bending knowledge is inserted into him sortly after his 'birth' and he doesn't go to school.

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I always assumed that the stuff he was taught at birth was basically high school, and Bending School was post secondary.

Which still leaves open the question as to know he could have remembered the animatronic whaler ("The Series Has Landed" ) and (I think) Fender ("Hell Is Other Robots" ) from high school.  Maybe they were all made in the same factory (yes, a factory that makes bending units, amusement park animatronics, and amplifiers <g> ), and received some of the same programmed "classes."

 
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Anyone notice how the robot arm mom looks suspiciously like one of Calculon's stages?

Maybe the animators just don't know any other way to draw a robot arm.
Nasty Pasty

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« Reply #7 on: 05-05-2004 23:28 »

Or maybe, Calucon is Bender's Mother!!!

...or not.
scooty puff snr

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« Reply #8 on: 05-06-2004 03:06 »
« Last Edit on: 05-06-2004 03:06 »

No, I really think Nasty Pasty has a good point. Calculon was a woman but realised he would get more acting parts as a man-bot so she got a sex change.

It also would explain Benders love of him/ her
Archie2K

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« Reply #9 on: 05-06-2004 08:11 »

The robot arm was Bender's mother in that it/she produced him, but Mom is the head of the corporation which built the robots and as such they see her as their "Mom". So, surrogate like Ranadok said.

zomit

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« Reply #10 on: 05-06-2004 09:33 »
« Last Edit on: 05-06-2004 09:33 »

But remember, Calculon says that he was the robot arm at 2019, and in "Bendless Love" Bender says that he's 4, so it couldn't have been Calculon (unless he downgraded himself just to build Bender and then upgraded again). And another thing, on "Mother's Day" Bender says something about the most famous robots that Mom ever built, and you see Calculon there, which means either it was her that built him to look like that, or she's really 1000 years old.
Mouse On Venus

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« Reply #11 on: 05-06-2004 09:33 »

How come no-one has pointed out that John Pannozzi actually misquoted Bender in "Mars University" as saying he went to Bending School when what he actually said was "Bending College"? College, school, there's a difference, right?
Teral

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« Reply #12 on: 05-06-2004 15:10 »
« Last Edit on: 05-06-2004 15:10 »

Because I just got here.  And yes.

 
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Originally posted by John Pannozzi:
In "Xmas Story", Bender gets a letter from his mother, a giant robotic arm, but it seems the writers forogot about her as in "Mother's Day", Bender gives presents to Mom but not to his robotic arm mother and in Futurama comics #16 Bender says his only parent is Mom.

The robot arm created Bender, Mom took care of his upbringing and education (all 7 seconds of it), hence:

Robot arm = biologic mother
Mom = adoptive mother

VoVat

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« Reply #13 on: 05-06-2004 18:01 »

 
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And another thing, on "Mother's Day" Bender says something about the most famous robots that Mom ever built, and you see Calculon there, which means either it was her that built him to look like that, or she's really 1000 years old.

She was probably responsible for his most recent upgrade.
Ranadok

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« Reply #14 on: 05-06-2004 19:23 »

Or he claimed to be made by Mom to avoid suspicious-ness, and Mom doesn't seem to be one to turn down good press.  I think it is more likely VoVat's suggestion, or a combination of the two.
M0le

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« Reply #15 on: 05-07-2004 07:46 »

Or it's possible that the Crysler Company was originally owned by one of Mom's ancestors.
Klumsy Kitty

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« Reply #16 on: 05-19-2004 00:27 »

Bender definitely says he is OK after the bomb goes off,I just watched it the other night. Must have been a Zapp Brannigan Special.
Spacedal11

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« Reply #17 on: 05-19-2004 00:33 »

The way I see it about his mother is that MOM created his mom. So MOM is really his grandmother. And for some reason on Mother's Day all the robots go to MOM to give presents.
VoVat

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« Reply #18 on: 05-19-2004 21:14 »
« Last Edit on: 05-19-2004 21:14 »

The reason is because she makes them give her gifts.
tom123

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« Reply #19 on: 05-21-2004 08:34 »

 
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Originally posted by John Pannozzi:
In "Mars University", Bender talks about how he went to bending school, but in "Bendless", Bender's bending knowledge is inserted into him sortly after his 'birth' and he doesn't go to school.

In "Xmas Story", Bender gets a letter from his mother, a giant robotic arm, but it seems the writers forogot about her as in "Mother's Day", Bender gives presents to Mom but not to his robotic arm mother and in Futurama comics #16 Bender says his only parent is Mom.

Maybe the instillation thing seemed like a long time to Bender and that was consideredd his "school". Also, Mother's Day is the day when all the robots honor their creator, MOM.
Zeep

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« Reply #20 on: 05-21-2004 10:47 »

 
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Originally posted by VoVat:
Which still leaves open the question as to know he could have remembered the animatronic whaler ("The Series Has Landed" ) and (I think) Fender ("Hell Is Other Robots" ) from high school.

Mom's Friendly Robot Company probably makes many different kinds of robots, including Benders, Animatronics, and Amplifiers. So, they probably have a large number of different assembly lines, for each knid of robot. So there are probably a number of robots going through "school" at the same time, and they probably interact with each other during what they think is high school.
Alliteration

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« Reply #21 on: 05-21-2004 22:26 »
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Or maybe they just have implanted memories of high school to keep them from going insane.

Edit: Huzzah! 500th post!
VoVat

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« Reply #22 on: 05-22-2004 11:35 »

Actually, I think I might be saner if I DIDN'T have any memories of high school.
EvilLunch

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« Reply #23 on: 05-28-2004 20:48 »

Second.
canned eggs

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« Reply #24 on: 05-30-2004 02:04 »

I can't remember high school, for mainly that reason...

But I have to agree with Newfie_1 on this one; "Bending school" means university, hence the joke about minoring in Robo-American studies.
Neil McNeil

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« Reply #25 on: 05-30-2004 02:47 »
« Last Edit on: 05-30-2004 02:47 »

Its a TV show, a comedy and a cartoon, there fore it does not need to be run through with a fine tooth-comb for errors and other things that where wrong. 

To back up my arguement, in the simpsons homer says "its a cartoon, its doesn't have to make sense" and another Homer walks past the window. 

Enjoy it for what it is, not whats wrong with it. 
Teral

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« Reply #26 on: 05-30-2004 07:30 »

 
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Originally posted by Neil McNeil:
Its a TV show, a comedy and a cartoon, there fore it does not need to be run through with a fine tooth-comb for errors and other things that where wrong. 

We're nerds, ofcourse it does.  tongue

 
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To back up my arguement, in the simpsons homer says "its a cartoon, its doesn't have to make sense" and another Homer walks past the window.

I hope someone got fired for that one! 

 
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Enjoy it for what it is, not whats wrong with it. 

I think you missed the point of nitpicking. It's not to complain about what's wrong, it's about having fun explaining these things within the limits of the show.

Don't confuse not caring with not knowing!
Sm@ Cpt. Libido

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« Reply #27 on: 05-30-2004 13:18 »

 
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Originally posted by Archie2K:
The robot arm was Bender's mother in that it/she produced him, but Mom is the head of the corporation which built the robots and as such they see her as their "Mom". So, surrogate like Ranadok said.


Plus it is possible for two robot to look similar hence Bender and Flexo!
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