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plank

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« on: 06-17-2000 16:26 »

What's up with the guy in the #9-shirt?
He's been hanging around in the background since the start of the series and still no explanation. Some strange cult or Beatles White album-reference?
iZac

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« Reply #1 on: 06-18-2000 00:10 »

Yeah that's what I think, I think Matt Groening is a big fan of the Beatles. He had George Harrison, and Paul McCartney to guest star on Simpsons. I don't know maybe I'm just stoned or something. Goo goo ga joob!

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Miolnir
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« Reply #2 on: 06-19-2000 01:24 »

Don't forget Ringo was on a Simpsons episode as well.

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Poonaniman

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« Reply #3 on: 06-21-2000 10:36 »

In fact ALL the beatles, even John, were in a Simpsons episode in the Yellow Submarine (Cool bit of animation there that reflected the original film beautifully). Did I see that or did I just dream it?

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plank

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« Reply #4 on: 06-24-2000 07:39 »

"Look, it's Lisa in the sky", "No diamonds though"
It's from Last exit to Springfield.
 
And on the #9-thing. John Lennon released an album called Walls and bridges where the cover had a picture of a boy wearing a shirt with the #9 on it. It looks nothing like the one on the show though.
plank

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« Reply #5 on: 06-25-2000 09:03 »

Ah, apparently it will all be made clear in season three. According to this thing over at futuramachronicles.  http://www.frcr.com/library/season3.html
beck

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« Reply #6 on: 06-11-2003 05:35 »
« Last Edit on: 06-11-2003 05:35 »

Come on, everybody, did anyone notice this #9 fella in the very first ep, SP3K?
(silence)

Well, I did!
alexvilagosh

Goose Patrol
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« Reply #7 on: 06-11-2003 05:56 »

Re-opening a 3 year old thread?!?!

And no i didn't notice him.
Grim

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« Reply #8 on: 06-11-2003 06:06 »

He was meant to be part of a caste system in the future, a slave or something, never wrote a story about it I am affraid.

Check out the Season1 Commentary for "A Flight to Remember"

(geez this IS an old thread)
beck

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« Reply #9 on: 06-11-2003 06:31 »

Yeah, it's sure old. But what I've thought is that 2003 might be the last year of Futurama, so what else will we, fans, have to do but re-watching the old episodes? And (the nerdiest ones  smile ) - re-watching it frame by frame, tryin' to find something, noone noticed before. That's what I tried with SP3K, and after approx. 1000000 re-watchings  smile managed to find at least 3 things of this kind, including this #9 dude.
Teral

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« Reply #10 on: 06-11-2003 12:19 »

Beck, re your email: the caste system is discussed in the audio commentary to "A Flight To Remember", right after Zapp christened the ship using Leonardo DiCrapios head.
winna

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« Reply #11 on: 06-11-2003 13:10 »

Yeah I remember that...  And I thought someone spotted #9 guy in SP3K A LOOOOOONG time ago; sorry beck....
Satan

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« Reply #12 on: 06-11-2003 14:25 »

How the Hell could Matt groening not have a thing for the Beatles?

Dosen`t everyone remember the Simpsons episode when Bart and Millhouse Trashed Ned Flanders` Beatles Shrine, does it bother anyone that Flanders had over 100,000$ in Beatles Merchandise and he still lives next to the Simpsons??

do i see a Plot Hole?



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VelourFog

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« Reply #13 on: 06-11-2003 22:53 »

 
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Originally posted by Satan:


do i see a Plot Hole?

if you are watching the Simpsons I expect you'd see a lot of plot holes
M Jackson
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« Reply #14 on: 06-21-2003 12:35 »

The original idea for Futurama was that everyone would be ranked by number and have to wear the same neutral clothes. Since this didn't work out the #9 man just shows up in the background now and again.
Sil

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« Reply #15 on: 06-21-2003 12:46 »

Yeah... Like Grim said - check out that commentary.  He comes up in the background a lot - he's one of those non speaking characters that the layout artist use to flesh out close-up crowds in the background.  If you'll notice in AOI1 at the end of section one they do it using Mayor Poopenmeyer, Terry, Ipgee and Lou, among others.  That seems to be his main function after the caste system was dropped.  He's all over the place.
Teral

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« Reply #16 on: 06-21-2003 13:00 »

Have we seen him after the 2ACV episodes ended? I can't remember any scenes with him off the top of my head.
Sil

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« Reply #17 on: 06-21-2003 13:03 »

I'm not sure - it would make sense for him to still be around, but I don't have the Season 3 DVDs yet, so I dunno. Gods, its been ages since I saw any post-2ACV episodes!
Cube_166

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« Reply #18 on: 06-22-2003 17:48 »

Right you all want the deal with the number nine guy. Well this is a basic interpretation of the commentary for A Flight To Remember.
The number nine guy was a zombie. They were originally meant to do something in one of the episodes but they never got round to it. The number on their shirt indicates their rank.
Check out the commentary for further information on the Number Nine guy.
beck

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« Reply #19 on: 06-23-2003 05:11 »

Sh*t! Everybody's speaking about these commentaries. How about poor guy here, in Russia, who's got absolutely no opportunity to listen to them? Maybe somebody for some purpose have already made the transcripts of them? If so, I'd be soooo grateful to find that out!
Sil

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« Reply #20 on: 06-25-2003 14:24 »

I have faaar too much time on my hands! (study leave, you see!) I'm transcribing them, but it'll be a while before any emerge, cos I'm typing them verbatim off the episodes, rather than copying the subtitles.  Mostly cos most of what Rich Moore (yes again) doesn't come up in the subtitles.

I'll let you know.
beck

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« Reply #21 on: 07-01-2003 07:26 »

Sil!
Thanx a many! If I ever receive it from you, I promise to send back the russian translation for you to enjoy  smile But hush - mr. mArk here doesn't like the talks like this, as, I guess, you sorta violate some lousy US copyrights by doing so.  smile
Please, send me an e-mail if you manage to "verbatimize" something.
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