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CasTeT
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« on: 03-26-2012 10:48 »

Hi there, guys!
I'm not a native speaker but I usually understand jokes in Futurama except that one:
"Well, getting the brain out was the easy part, the hard part was getting the brain out."
This phrase was said by the Professor-1 when he was telling how he removed his own brain.
So I didn't get the joke and listen Russian translation. If I translate the translation(sorry for tautology) back to English that would be something like: "Well, getting the brain out was the easy part, the hard part was putting the brain in."
Is that correct meaning of the joke or even the translator get it wrong?
Inquisitor Hein
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« Reply #1 on: 03-26-2012 11:20 »
« Last Edit on: 03-26-2012 11:22 »

The joke was that the Professor repeatedly mentioned the same action twice. As this same action cannot really be the easy as well as the hard part at once, this wrong phrase should hint that the surgery obviously had damaged the Professor's brain. 
sikboy1029

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« Reply #2 on: 03-26-2012 12:15 »

And made him slightly mad in the process.
Scrappylive

Professor
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« Reply #3 on: 03-26-2012 12:19 »

It's very similar to a joke from How Hermes Requisitioned His Groove Back:



Farnsworth: You can't just waltz into the Central Bureaucracy. It's a tangled web of red tape and regulations. I've never been but a friend of mine went completely mad trying to find the washroom there.

Leela: Then we'll need a guide. Someone who's been there before.

Farnsworth: Oh, I've been there. Lots of times! [Laughs maniacally.]



Basically, the Professor is an amoral, senile mad scientist. I think that's all the brain joke was getting at. smile
CasTeT
Poppler
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« Reply #4 on: 03-26-2012 15:45 »

Many thanks, now I get it!
It's good that he has brain damage only in parallel universe, cause otherwise It will be more difficult to his team to work with him smile
DannyJC13

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« Reply #5 on: 03-26-2012 18:00 »

It's good that he has brain damage only in parallel universe, cause otherwise It will be more difficult to his team to work with him smile

Uuuuhh... I think it is pretty damaged in Universe A... And the Professor always makes it difficult for the crew... tongue
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