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j_ohanley

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« on: 06-03-2004 17:32 »

Welcome to this quasi sequel topic. As we all know, Futurama is one of the smarter shows on TV. Let's take a moment to post jokes that were funny enough, and when you took a second to think about them, became even funnier. For example:

Farnsworth: So many inventions half invented. That damn time machine alone sent me back 15 years!
Zoidberg: If only it had worked, you could have gone back and not wasted your time on it.

...  :laff:
MikeBot

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« Reply #1 on: 06-03-2004 18:26 »

When I first watched "Insane in the Mainframe", The joke about the Lincoln Robot, "He has multiple personalities, all of them lincoln."
I thought 'Duh thats the worst joke yet.'
But then Lincoln Bot says "I lived in two hundred log cabins." I Laughed my ass off for hours. They showed me a thing or two about good, subtle humor.
dimension_8

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« Reply #2 on: 06-04-2004 07:27 »

"Aww come on Al can't you let the little guy out?"
"Jees Leela, twice in one day? I'm not Superman!"

Ok...OOOO now I get it heh heh heh
Zeep

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« Reply #3 on: 06-04-2004 08:58 »

i think "The Hip Joint" was hilarious.

at first you see it and think Hip=Cool, Joint=Place.

but i finally saw it once and saw Hip=Waist, Joint=a place where bones connect. i laughed forever when i first realized that, probably because i had about a year of watching futurama without noticing it.
Venus

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« Reply #4 on: 06-04-2004 09:30 »

 
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Originally posted by dimension_8:
"Aww come on Al can't you let the little guy out?"
"Jees Leela, twice in one day? I'm not Superman!"

Ok...OOOO now I get it heh heh heh

Oh my god, i just got that!
JBERGES

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« Reply #5 on: 06-04-2004 09:30 »
« Last Edit on: 06-04-2004 09:30 »

"No Fair!  You changed the outcome by measuring it!"

Huh?

(remembers science class)

Oh...heh...heh...  I'm a dork for getting that, and finding it funny
Zeep

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« Reply #6 on: 06-04-2004 09:52 »

on the matter of nerdy jokes, there's always
"Quantum Leek Soup"

 :D  :laff:  :laff:
Passing user

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« Reply #7 on: 06-04-2004 13:05 »

Yeah, I laughed at that one, JBERGES.  You're not alone.

I can't think of any jokes in Futurama I have to think about really, but in The Simpsons there was one joke I had to think really hard about.
Kazzahdrane

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« Reply #8 on: 06-04-2004 14:40 »

I didn't get the "Hip Joint" joke until now!

And I still don't think I get the Lincon one...

But I got the quantum finish joke straight away, think I'd just learned about it at school when I saw that ep.
The Professie

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« Reply #9 on: 06-04-2004 15:16 »

Thanks for explaining the "Hip Joint" joke Zeep, I've only just got it too!
Nixorbo

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« Reply #10 on: 06-04-2004 19:46 »

Schrodinger's Kit-Kat Lounge
Nasty Pasty

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« Reply #11 on: 06-04-2004 21:06 »

When in AOI 2 when Bender kisses Amy and says "That felt great!" and then kisses the Professor and says "Na, it aint workin anymore" and the prof says "Speak for yourself..."

It took me about a minute to think about that to finally get that subtle but hilarious little joke.
alienmaggie
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« Reply #12 on: 06-05-2004 20:46 »

i loved when Fry said "no one in new york drove. there was too much traffic."
Logan Fils

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« Reply #13 on: 06-05-2004 21:50 »
« Last Edit on: 10-27-2005 22:00 »

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Idlesaint

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« Reply #14 on: 06-05-2004 22:03 »

my problem in this subject: i dont have time to think about the jokes. well actually i do but i dont have the um... yea the patience.
Powarun

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« Reply #15 on: 06-06-2004 11:52 »

He who laughs last thinks slowest............
LoKiS

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« Reply #16 on: 06-06-2004 19:57 »

I like this one:

Amy: Do we have enough money to pay Bender's fine?
Fry: 78, 79. 79.50. Crud! We're 50 cents short.
Leela: I'd love to chip in but Bender stole my wallet.

Fishful of dollars
futuramafreak

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« Reply #17 on: 06-06-2004 20:14 »

"Well maybe I love you so much, I would love you no matter who you're pretending to be."  Also, I still don't get the quantum finish.
JBERGES

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« Reply #18 on: 06-06-2004 20:30 »
« Last Edit on: 06-06-2004 20:30 »

   
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Originally posted by futuramafreak:
"Well maybe I love you so much, I would love you no matter who you're pretending to be."  Also, I still don't get the quantum finish.

Dorky science lesson time!

See:  http://zebu.uoregon.edu/~imamura/208/jan27/hup.html 

Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle

In Quantum Mechanics, the idea that we can measure things "exactly" breaks down.

A particle has certain speed (momentum) and a position. There is an uncertainty associated with each measurement (position or momentum), which can never be overcome. This is due to the fact that whenever a measurement is taken, the system (particle) is disturbed. (In order for me to know something is there, I must bump into it.) 

  Therefore, one may inadvertently not only miscalculate, but even change the position of a particle (i.e. the front of each horse), by trying to measure its exact position or speed.

Now, isnít the joke hilarious!    :laff:
futuramafreak

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« Reply #19 on: 06-07-2004 10:04 »

Not really, but now I (somewhat) get it. :p
gottalovebender

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« Reply #20 on: 06-24-2004 20:52 »

There was this one joke in a fanfic, and it one of the things you're suposed to see says love potions 1-8, and at first I was all ok, then like five minutes later I was listening to a CD and the song playing was Love Potion #9, and I suddenly got it. And the Quantom Leek Soup still makes very little sence to me, so does the Schrodinger's Kit-Kat Lounge, I know I am very very stupid, I think there are Brain Spawn in my local area
Zeep

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« Reply #21 on: 06-24-2004 21:20 »

Quantum leek soup isn't so much a joke, but a reference. Leek Soup is a kind of soup, and a Quantum Leak is... well... someone else could exlain it better than I. so the can fry is trying to open in Mother's Day is a cross between a Quantum Leak and Leek Soup. Quantum Leek Soup.
Prof. Wernstrum

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« Reply #22 on: 06-25-2004 06:09 »

Quantum Leek refers to the TV series Quantum Leap starring Scott Bakula as a time-traveller who jumps into the body of a random person from that time.

Schrodinger's Kit-Kat Club refers to the Schrodinger's Cat paradox (Related to the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle above). The argument was that you could put a cat in a box containing a radiactive particle that may or may not decay. If the particle decays then a detector recognises this and floods the box with toxic gas, killing the cat. If not, then the cat stays alive. Since there is no way to see inside the box, there is no way to know whether the cat is dead or alive without opening the box.

The paradox was originally created as a counter argument to certain physicists who believe that one consequence of the HUP is that until an event has been observed,  it actually exists in all possible states - in this case the cat would be both dead and alive at the same time until someone opened the box and confirmed the result. Schrodinger's argument was that the universe doesn't work this way - the particle decays whenever it decays, with or without a human observer.

So anyway, that explains those three words that were on screen for a couple of seconds.
SlackJawedMoron

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« Reply #23 on: 06-25-2004 07:44 »
« Last Edit on: 06-25-2004 07:44 »

I understand so much now...

God bless you, Physics Geeks! From now on, instead of laughing at you, I'll laugh towards you!

What's weird though, is that I've known about the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle for years, yet I didn't recognise the reference...   :hmpf:
futuramafreak

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« Reply #24 on: 06-26-2004 00:04 »

I got the Bird-bot of Ice-catraz a couple days ago when I was on vacation in San Francisco and went to Alcatraz and saw the "Birdman of Alcatraz."
Sm@ Cpt. Libido

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« Reply #25 on: 06-27-2004 11:23 »

" The mechano man has caught something!"
At first I though the professor was talking about something to to with the winch but then I realised he was doing one of his crazy things where he forgets Bender is a robot!
FlexoLives

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« Reply #26 on: 06-27-2004 17:46 »

 
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Originally posted by Prof. Wernstrum:
Quantum Leek refers to the TV series Quantum Leap starring Scott Bakula as a time-traveller who jumps into the body of a random person from that time.

A little more physics geekery: a quantum leap is a real physics term, it basically means when a particle goes from one position to another without seeming to cover any of the space in between (it can also mean a sudden change in the value of energy or some other quantity). For instance, all atoms have a series of "orbits" at different distances from the nucleus, and whenever you look at the position of one of the atom's electrons it's always found to be in one of these orbits, never in between them. But if you measure an electron's position at one time and then measure it again a little later, you may find that it has switched from one orbit to another, even though you'll never find it in the process of moving between orbits. That's a quantum leap.

stolb3rg

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« Reply #27 on: 06-29-2004 17:54 »

Ahh youcan count on the professor to forget things. Hey, infact I bet if the professor used some of that super power cream like leela and fry, his awesome power would be to forget need to know information!  Kapow!
WhiteMoth

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« Reply #28 on: 06-29-2004 18:54 »

When zoidy rides in on the sperm. >_< It took me a few seconds to understand what iit was supposed to be... Am I an idiot?
j_ohanley

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« Reply #29 on: 06-29-2004 21:14 »

Don't worry, I didn't get it for a second either. And I'm a guy, so I shouldn't have an excuse.

  :nono:
Action Jacktion

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« Reply #30 on: 06-29-2004 21:25 »

 
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Originally posted by Venus:
 Oh my god, i just got that!
What did you think it meant?
Venus

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« Reply #31 on: 06-29-2004 21:35 »

i had no clue. i knew it was supposed to be a joke but it went so completely over my head that i didn't think anything of it.
darthmonkey32

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« Reply #32 on: 07-01-2004 15:04 »
« Last Edit on: 07-01-2004 15:04 »

the one that took me awhile was in a lesser of two evils the bob barker scene
barker:do you know how much that tiara costs?!?!
fry  :one hundred thousand
leela:two hundred thousand
bender two hundred thousand and one?
barker:your closest without going over


(alright im a delivery boy!!!)
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