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Birdbot

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« on: 02-16-2004 03:48 »

I decided to create this thread so we can stop argueing about it in Xmpel's Farnsworth's Inventions thread.
To see the arguments so far go there.
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #1 on: 02-16-2004 14:50 »

Freeze yourself, then ask him in the future...
Shadowstar

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« Reply #2 on: 02-16-2004 16:27 »

Well, he must have, seeing as how he had it in "Birdbot." But he could have bought it from someone...
Gorky

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« Reply #3 on: 02-19-2004 18:08 »

I'd guess that he invented it, as he seemed so upset at the end of "Anthology of Interest I":

"So that's what things would be like if I had invented the finglonger. A man can dream,though, a man can dream..."
Gambit

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« Reply #4 on: 02-19-2004 18:50 »

^^^^ agreed
Shaucker

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« Reply #5 on: 02-19-2004 19:15 »

I would think, because of the end of AOI, that he didn't, but at some time thought about it-Like a guy who had the Post-it idea but didn't follow through...so someone else did it. Maybe
bish

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« Reply #6 on: 02-20-2004 10:33 »

i guess we'll never know unless futurama is made again
davierocks

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« Reply #7 on: 02-20-2004 12:17 »

Yeah and that's the first aspect of the plot they'll work on.  Clearing up if he actually invented it or it was someone elses invention. *Sigh*
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« Reply #8 on: 02-20-2004 19:41 »

I've always thought the finglonger was a hilarious joke. Let's see it's like a glove, but with a long stiff index finger- How on earth can that be possible? It would take some kind of genius to...

But I don't know if he made it or if it was someone else. It might be some "you snooze, you loose" thing. But I think Farnsworth would be too proud (or jealous) to use it if he wasn't the creator.
Woodbot 2.0

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« Reply #9 on: 02-20-2004 19:49 »
« Last Edit on: 02-20-2004 19:49 »

He did invent it in The Birdbot of Ice-cataz
Neil McNeil

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« Reply #10 on: 03-17-2004 01:09 »

 
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Originally posted by davierocks:
Yeah and that's the first aspect of the plot they'll work on.  Clearing up if he actually invented it or it was someone elses invention. *Sigh*

Good call. (cool display pic Daria's a cool show)  To clarify the issue.  He did, you didn't see him do it but he points to the tanker in 'Birdbot of Ice catraze' (excuse spelling) The director commentary even comment on it (yes they do say some serious things other then jokeing) one of them say's "paraphrased" "theres the finglonger; it made a return; he must have invented it"

So there problem solved!
deliveryboy1984

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« Reply #11 on: 03-17-2004 03:34 »

wow
woopsie daisy!

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« Reply #12 on: 03-17-2004 08:01 »

He has the finglonger on the playing cards as well!

I think that was a great addition!

PS. Don't spam deliveryboy1984!

SlackJawedMoron

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« Reply #13 on: 03-17-2004 10:31 »

'Tis also in his locker in the game. That was worth a chortle.
Teral

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« Reply #14 on: 03-17-2004 13:12 »

 
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Originally posted by Neil McNeil:
 Good call. (cool display pic Daria's a cool show)  To clarify the issue.  He did, you didn't see him do it but he points to the tanker in 'Birdbot of Ice catraze' (excuse spelling) The director commentary even comment on it (yes they do say some serious things other then jokeing) one of them say's "paraphrased" "theres the finglonger; it made a return; he must have invented it"

So there problem solved!

Key word here is "must have", even the commentators don't know for sure. I stand by my theory! Farnsworth didn't invent the finglonger, he just bought one.
Woodbot 2.0

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« Reply #15 on: 03-17-2004 13:22 »

Ok,may Farsworth KILLED the real inventor of the finglonger and claimed he did it.
Sil

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« Reply #16 on: 03-17-2004 19:25 »

I may have to invent a Fing-longer for myself, seeing as how i'm a contender for World's Laziest Woman. Plus you could smack people around with it from far enough away to get a decent head start on the running-away.
Neil McNeil

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« Reply #17 on: 03-18-2004 04:35 »

Get over it, is it really that important who invented the finglonger or if Fanrsworth brought it etc, I  think, in the words of Henry Kissenger "This is not a productive area of discusion"  A Kudos goes out who can guess which ep thats from first!
winna

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« Reply #18 on: 03-18-2004 04:41 »

well duh... It's from "War is the H-Word".... don't be such a doink....
Neil McNeil

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« Reply #19 on: 03-18-2004 04:43 »

Well Kudos to you, but i don't think doink is even a word!  Also wats with the attitude?
Birdbot

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« Reply #20 on: 03-18-2004 05:58 »

:sigh: Did anyone read the arguments in Farnsworth's Inventions?

 
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Originally posted by Neil McNeil:
Good call. (cool display pic Daria's a cool show) To clarify the issue. He did, you didn't see him do it but he points to the tanker in 'Birdbot of Ice catraze' (excuse spelling) The director commentary even comment on it (yes they do say some serious things other then jokeing) one of them say's "paraphrased" "theres the finglonger; it made a return; he must have invented it"
Actually, I already posted this in Farnsworth's Inventions:
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Originally posted by me:
Originally in the DVD commentry for TBOIC:[/i]
...the fing-longer which didn't really exist in the real world, it was part of a What-If Machine thing...
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Pffth, producers and writers. What do they know about Futurama. Nothing, I tell you, nothing!
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The fing-longer is most likely not invented by Farnsworth, but by someone else. The evidence is in AOI I. How could Farnsworth ask the question "What-If I had invented the fing-longer?" if there didn't exist such a product?
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As with his other inventions, he presumably dreamed about it first.
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Originally posted by Teral:
If he dreamed about it he did invent it, and didn't have to ask the What-If machine what would happen if he invented it. But he did ask the What-If machine, so he didn't invent it. And if he didn't invent it, he could ask the What-If machine what would have happened if he had invented it, and the Universe wouldn't be destroyed through at time-space paradox.
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But what if he dreamed about it, but instead built something else or couldn't get the right materials. Therefore he asked the What-If Machine what would have happened if he had invented it, out of curiosity or something.
Sorry about the long post, but no-one seemed to have followed the link
Sil

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« Reply #21 on: 03-18-2004 18:35 »
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Originally posted by Neil McNeil:
 i don't think doink is even a word!

If I may direct you to this section of dialogue from Episode 302 of Red Dwarf...:

RIMMER: (Distress call into radio) Mayday, mayday. I wonder why it's May Day.
LISTER: Eh?
RIMMER: Well, it's only a Bank Holiday, isn't it? Why not Shrove Tuesday or Ascension Sunday? (Into radio) Ascension Sunday, Ascension Sunday. (Thinks for a bit) The fifteenth Wednesday after Pentecost, The fifteenth Wednesday after Pentecost.
LISTER: (in disbelief) It's French, you doink! M'aidez - help me. M'aidez.

It's a word.
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Gambit

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« Reply #22 on: 03-18-2004 18:45 »
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Originally posted by Sil:
I may have to invent a Fing-longer for myself, seeing as how i'm a contender for World's Laziest Woman. Plus you could smack people around with it from far enough away to get a decent head start on the running-away.

looks like you better get making, i want to make the first real finglonger, because technically whoever wrote the joke invented it, but i will make the first, ill show ye....


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« Reply #23 on: 03-20-2004 00:24 »

 
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Originally posted by Sil:
  If I may direct you to this section of dialogue from Episode 302 of Red Dwarf...:
LISTER: (in disbelief) It's French, you doink! M'aidez - help me. M'aidez.
It's a word.

Well you certainatly showed me.  Red Dwarf, if you have never seen the show before, see it, its a cack!
Fry 3004

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« Reply #24 on: 03-20-2004 13:14 »

Fanswroth did not invent the finglonger if u have seen AOI 1 then u should know that by now  cool
I.C.Weiner

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« Reply #25 on: 05-14-2004 23:35 »

he didn't invent the finglonger but on a Futurama game he has it in his locker laff
cyba

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« Reply #26 on: 05-15-2004 05:18 »

 
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Originally posted by Neil McNeil:
 Well you certainatly showed me.  Red Dwarf, if you have never seen the show before, see it, its a cack!

In the UK "cack" is slang for... *ahem* ...crap. Red Dwarf, however, is hilarious (last series really sucked though)

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