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Bender-is-Great

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« : 09-25-2004 20:24 »

I tried a search on this and came up empty so I figured I'd start a new thread.  What is your fav computer reference?  I find the programming references are hilarious!  My favs are the Home Sweet Home sign in I, Roommate:
10 Home
20 Sweet
30 Goto 10

And Calculon's question to Bender in I think That's Lobstertainment.  "Do you have an extra Goto 10 line?"  Pure genius on the writer's part.  That's what I love about Futurama.  It's as indepth as you want it to be but it's still funny even if you don't get the math/computer jokes.
Otis P Jivefunk

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« #1 : 09-26-2004 04:12 »

I love the whole Mac scene in 'Fear of a Bot Planet', where it freezes...
Xerxes

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« #2 : 09-26-2004 05:29 »

Lucy Liu Bot: Would you like to take a moment to register me?
Fry: Not right now.
Lucy Liu Bot: I'll remind you later you hot stud!
Fry: So, what do you feel like doing?
Lucy Liu Bot: Would you like to take a moment to register me?
Fry: I said later!

 :laff:
Great reference to all of those annoying registration reminders!

I also like the ancient readme file for Windows 98 from The Honking.
jerkberg

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« #3 : 09-26-2004 05:33 »
« : 09-26-2004 05:33 »

that scene was really funny  :)
DDie

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« #4 : 09-26-2004 05:37 »

I liked those jokes in 'The Honking':
What I wrote came straight out of my crappy memory, so I could be a little different...

Bender: Even though the screen was off and unplugged, an image remained on the screen, it was the WINDOWS LOGO...
Fry: That's not scary at all
Bender: It is scary if you're a laser printer!

 :D :D :D
jerkberg

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« #5 : 09-26-2004 05:47 »

your pretty accurate
Bushmeister

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« #6 : 09-26-2004 06:22 »

I liked the spoof of that 1984 Mac ad in "Futurestock". "Hey we were watching that!"
germanfryfan

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« #7 : 09-26-2004 06:30 »

Hey DDie is back  :)

 
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Originally posted by DDie:
I liked those jokes in 'The Honking':
What I wrote came straight out of my crappy memory, so I could be a little different...

Bender: Even though the screen was off and unplugged, an image remained on the screen, it was the WINDOWS LOGO...
Fry: That's not scary at all
Bender: It is scary if you're a laser printer!

  :D  :D  :D

Yeah that quote is hilarious! Though it was from "Where the buggalo roam"  ;)

I also like the small lines like "that = true" from "Hell is other robots" and of course the "Olde Fortran" beer.
Xerxes

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« #8 : 09-26-2004 08:17 »

Also "END STATEMENT"
Retarded Robot

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« #9 : 09-26-2004 08:20 »

In 4ACV02, "Fry Goes Through The Tie Shop Of Tomorrow, Today!", when there's the tie that you type morse code into. Zoidberg starts eatting it and his stomach goes "Formatting, Digestive Drive P:/!" and Zoidberg goes "Pee? But I don't even use the bathroom!"
Hedonism Bot

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« #10 : 09-26-2004 08:47 »

I like the "10 SIN 20 GO TO HELL" joke in the Temple of Robotology, as well as Calculon's "Do you have an extra Go To 10 line?"
feralHuman

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« #11 : 09-26-2004 09:35 »

Four million lines of Basic.
Jaswahhihi

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« #12 : 09-26-2004 09:45 »

I liked the idea that bender has an 'atari'(not 100% sure if its atari) computer chip in his head, its a really obscure joke but i appriceated it.
Retarded Robot

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« #13 : 09-26-2004 09:51 »

I'm sorry for saying that stupid tie joke before, don't ban me.

My best computer joke is when the professor gets the porno movie about the comet's up on the internet. At first it's educational, then Fry says "you got that from the Net? In my day we just used it to get porno movies up."
Nibblonian

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« #14 : 09-26-2004 12:19 »

 
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Originally said by the Proffesie:
No fair! You changed the outcome by measuring it!
Jicannon

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« #15 : 09-26-2004 12:28 »

I agree that the "Four million lines of Basic" line was the best  :)

or 10 Sweet 20 Home 30 Goto 10
TheLampIncident

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« #16 : 09-26-2004 12:34 »

If you look in I Dated A Robot as they're about to get online, the computer screen says "AOL" in the second alien language. I thought that was a nice little touch.

And who can forget the swarm of popups?
David A

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« #17 : 09-26-2004 12:51 »

I like the fact that Bender's cousin Tandy was wearing a EuroTrash80 t-shirt.  Also the fact that he was named Tandy.

 
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Originally posted by Nibblonian:
No fair! You changed the outcome by measuring it!

That's not a computer joke.  It's a quantum mechanics joke.
Nibblonian

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« #18 : 09-26-2004 12:55 »

 
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Originally posted by David A:
 That's not a computer joke.  It's a quantum mechanics joke.

Oh, picky, picky...  :p
Jicannon

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« #19 : 09-26-2004 12:56 »

Oh, I just remembered-

The "Defcon" sign underneath the sign that Leela crashes into in the opening  :)

(Defcon being a hacker's conference...)
Impossible

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« #20 : 09-26-2004 13:02 »
« : 09-26-2004 13:02 »

 
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Originally posted by TheLampIncident:
And who can forget the swarm of popups?
My God, it's full of ads!   :laff:

I love the computer Judge in 'Fear of a Bot Planet': "Thank you prosecutor, I will now begin to judge the evidence..."
Teral

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« #21 : 09-26-2004 13:05 »
« : 09-26-2004 13:05 »

The 4 million lines of Basic line, the "do you have an extra go to 10 line", Cmdr LXIV in "The Honking" and the various Basic programs throughout the show are all great computer jokes.

Plus the P/NP joke in PYHOMS.

     
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Originally posted by Jicannon:
Oh, I just remembered-

The "Defcon" sign underneath the sign that Leela crashes into in the opening        :)

(Defcon being a hacker's conference...)

Defcon is a reference  to "DEFence CONdition", the state of readiness of the American nuclear forces.

Runing from Defcon 5 to Defcon 1, Defcon 1 being the prelude to nuclear exchange.

The hackers probably got it from "War Games", an 80's movie that made plenty use of it. Also it portrayed hacking in a somewhat positive light (still a decent movie despite that flaw).
David A

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« #22 : 09-26-2004 13:11 »

 
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Originally posted by Nibblonian:
 Oh, picky, picky...   :p

How is that picky?  Computers and quantum mechanics are two completely different things.

It's like if you were asked what your favorite color was, and you answered "seventeen".  It's great if you like that number, but I don't think that it would be picky of me if I pointed out that seventeen is not a color.
hobojobo

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« #23 : 09-26-2004 16:30 »

I agree that Olde Fortran is a really clever joke, along with Lucy Liu asking fry to register her.
Nerd-o-rama

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« #24 : 09-26-2004 16:36 »

 
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There's no such thing as two.
ooy

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« #25 : 09-26-2004 16:57 »

 
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Originally posted by Bushmeister:
I liked the spoof of that 1984 Mac ad in "Futurestock". "Hey we were watching that!"
i actually remember going onto google to cheak out somthing and i found out about that mac ad. wasn't it only shown once during a super bowl?

hobojobo

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« #26 : 09-26-2004 17:46 »

Yeah, it was the very first ad for the Apple II computer.
Nibblonian

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« #27 : 09-27-2004 15:00 »

 
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Originally posted by David A:
 How is that picky?  Computers and quantum mechanics are two completely different things.

poh-TAY-toe, poh-TAH-toe.

How about this joke:

 
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(Bender wakes up from a dream) I had the craziest dream. I saw all ones and zeros. I thought I saw a two!

I'm paraphrasing. You all know the joke I'm talking about.
evan

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« #28 : 09-27-2004 16:25 »

 
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Originally posted by Teral:
The 4 million lines of Basic line, the "do you have an extra go to 10 line", Cmdr LXIV in "The Honking" and the various Basic programs throughout the show are all great computer jokes.

On that topic, the "100100011110" that Bender saw in the mirror, as gibberish, but when you reverse it!

In fact, all of Futurama's jokes about binary are funny, even though I know nothing about binary or programming.
Foot_Knight

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« #29 : 09-27-2004 18:29 »

 
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Originally posted by Nerd-o-rama:
 
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There's no such thing as two.

30 Goto 10 was great also

I'd say just about every, if not every, computer joke in Futurama is funny.
Prof. Wernstrum

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« #30 : 09-30-2004 06:20 »

"Look into your hard drive and open your mercy file!"
"File not found."
Bender Gets Made

"...legs that don't quit unexpectedly..."
Bendless Love

And the P/NP thing from Put Your Head on my Shoulder.
Space Wasp

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« #31 : 09-30-2004 17:10 »

 
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Originally posted by hobojobo:
Yeah, it was the very first ad for the Apple II computer.

Nope, it was the ad that accompanied the launch of the original Macintosh 128K. It was aired only once during the 1984 Superbowl.
In january 2004 however, they sligthy altered the original ad for Steve Jobs' keynote speech. In this version, the girl is wearing an iPod on a belt clip...  :)
Sivak

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« #32 : 09-30-2004 17:45 »

The 4,000,000 lines of BASIC is pretty good.

Also, though it's not quite computer, the whole Anthology of Interest 2 middle part of video games is great.
jerkberg

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« #33 : 10-03-2004 01:56 »

the washington typo in thats lobstertainment
do you leela copy and paste his response. from a bicylops built for two
Hedonism Bot

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« #34 : 10-03-2004 03:52 »

The reference to running numbers in Bender Gets Made.
Nosebleed

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« #35 : 10-03-2004 08:06 »

Since noone has mentioned this, Bender's apartment number, 00100100. Love it.
Bender-is-Great

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« #36 : 10-03-2004 09:38 »

 
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Originally posted by Nosebleed:
Since noone has mentioned this, Bender's apartment number, 00100100. Love it.
I just watched the commentary on I, Roommate yesterday and they said to convert the binary number to decimal and then look at the ascii chart. I got "$".  Can anyone else confirm this? (It's a bit off topic but it still has to do with a computer joke :))
winna

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« #37 : 10-03-2004 09:43 »

That is what it is... 
CaCahead

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« #38 : 10-22-2007 13:17 »

Robot (in church):

"That equals true"

lOl
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