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EspanolBot

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« on: 02-26-2004 03:35 »

 My theory is that, unintentionally, Bender became to symbolise what the audience would want to do if they were in the show to some extent. E.g. Electrocuting Cubert, (implied) beating Cubert with a rounders bat, throwing a bottle at Cubert...  evil laugh
ActionLaPointe

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« Reply #1 on: 02-26-2004 03:38 »

maybe so. but bender is just a free spirited jerk. maybe thats what everyone wants to be like, but morals and consequences dont apply to a bending unit.
PCC Fred

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« Reply #2 on: 02-26-2004 05:44 »

And this thread is about what?
EspanolBot

Bending Unit
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« Reply #3 on: 02-26-2004 06:54 »

People want to act like Bender but can't.
Teral

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« Reply #4 on: 02-26-2004 12:34 »

 
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Originally posted by EspanolBot:
 My theory is that, unintentionally, Bender became to symbolise what the audience would want to do if they were in the show to some extent. E.g. Electrocuting Cubert, (implied) beating Cubert with a rounders bat, throwing a bottle at Cubert...   evil laugh

Actually that's the whole point about Cubert. He was supposed to be so annoying, not only would the audience want to beat him with a baseball bat, the characters on the show would be equally eager to hurt him. Regarding Cubert the audience could identify with every character; Leela tries to hit him, Fry want to hit him, Bender hurts him, etc.

Moreover Cubert was intended to represent the audience, the nerdy, nit-picking segment anyway.

So I don't agree with your theory.
PCC Fred

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« Reply #5 on: 02-26-2004 12:41 »

I always thought Cubert was basically a parody of those annoying child geniuses sci-fi is riddled with: Wes Crusher, the MilkyBar Kid from Battlestar Galactica.  We all want to see those annoying smartarses get hurt, and that's exactly what Futurama gives us!  smile

I recall MG saying that Fry is supposed to represent the audience in that he's trying to make sense of the 31st century world, which means when exposition is required, Fry can just ask the questions the audience wants answered.
David A

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« Reply #6 on: 02-26-2004 12:42 »

I'd just like to point out that it was not a rounders bat, nor was it a baseball bat.  It was a blernsball bat.

That is all.

Speak softly. Drive a Sherman tank.
Bushmeister

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« Reply #7 on: 02-26-2004 12:52 »
« Last Edit on: 02-26-2004 12:52 »

 
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Originally posted by Teral:

Moreover Cubert was intended to represent the audience, the nerdy, nit-picking segment anyway.


 
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Originally posted by David A:

I'd just like to point out that it was not a rounders bat, nor was it a baseball bat.  It was a blernsball bat.

That is all.


Ho hum.

David A

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« Reply #8 on: 02-26-2004 13:03 »

 
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Originally posted by Bushmeister:
Ho hum.

Hey, I freely admit it.

What do you think we have the weird scenes forum for?
EspanolBot

Bending Unit
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« Reply #9 on: 02-27-2004 03:36 »

 Too small for blernsball. It was a rounders bat.
Basicly Bender is meant to live the lifestyle the fans want to have but can't for health or morality reasons e.g. stealing diamonds, drinking, smoking, stealing blood from Fry...
Hey, it's a new PS2 game! Grand Theft Bender!
Bushmeister

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« Reply #10 on: 02-27-2004 13:06 »

 
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Originally posted by David A:
 Hey, I freely admit it.

What do you think we have the weird scenes forum for?

For EspanolBot to make more new threads?
VoVat

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« Reply #11 on: 02-27-2004 15:45 »

 
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Too small for blernsball. It was a rounders bat.

Actually, it's traditional in blernsball to switch to a smaller bat during the sixth inning.
krokerjoker

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« Reply #12 on: 02-28-2004 13:02 »

 
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Originally posted by Bushmeister:
 For EspanolBot to make more new threads?

lol  roll eyes
Teral

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« Reply #13 on: 02-28-2004 13:19 »

 
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Originally posted by VoVat:
 Actually, it's traditional in blernsball to switch to a smaller bat during the sixth inning.

Traditions are ruining blernsball. Free the players from these archaic limitations. Wouldn't it be cooler if instead of a giant arachnic, the player rode in on a giant caterpillar. Think about it.
EspanolBot

Bending Unit
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« Reply #14 on: 03-01-2004 03:36 »

 No! The traditions of our long dead hippy forefathers are pasted forth in the proud, jingoist game that is blernsball. Changing the traditions will cause them to rise from the grave and come after us!
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