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Choppa

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« : 05-26-2008 02:09 »

Hello, i'm new to the forum but should be pretty regular so get used to me!

anyways, i did some searching and there has been alot of talk about this episode but i didn't run across what i noticed so i'm gonna post it. I probably just didn't see it and someone has probably already pointed this out but...

In TMLH, when the professor gets younger, he looks nothing like his clone Cubert. I thought the only difference in them is that Cuberts nose looks different because he was left in his first tube for to long. Hummm?!?!
winna

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« #1 : 05-26-2008 08:11 »

I don't remember if this question ever came up or not... that was like... 5 or 6 years ago, right?

Anyways... He (Cubert) was squished up in his first test tube... so I suspect it's possible that more than just his nose got messed up... possibly his frame too.  Other than that, there's also the nature vs. nurture argument... Cubert spent the first 13 some odd years of his life stuck in a big tube getting fat off all that high protein cloning feed.  Hope that helps with the question.
hobbitboy

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« #2 : 05-27-2008 03:49 »

No! A wizard did it.
SpaceCase

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« #3 : 05-27-2008 09:08 »

 
Quote
Originally posted by hobbitboy:
No! A wizard did it.
PFT!
Oh, puh-leeze.
Wizards have been getting a bad rap ever since that whole 'gate of Kerash' debacle...   :hmpf:

One word: Epigenetics.
Choppa

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« #4 : 05-27-2008 18:46 »

haha... i like the explanations... the 1st and 3rd ones actually do sound pretty good...
Frisco17

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« #5 : 05-27-2008 19:28 »

 
Quote
Originally posted by hobbitboy:
No! A wizard did it.

Tim: "Sure, blame the wizards."
Seymour_My_Hero

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« #6 : 05-29-2008 14:07 »

Spacecase, you and your vocabulary.  :D
SpaceCase

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« #7 : 08-25-2008 20:47 »

Spacecase, you and your vocabulary.  :D
[*SC wakes up*]
[*Sknorf!*]
[*Raises hand*]
Present!
[*Looks around nervously*]
Wha'd I miss?

Me and my vocabulary what? :confused:
Frisco17

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« #8 : 08-25-2008 21:43 »

I think she was refering to your use of the word "Epigenetics."
Flexo_rules

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« #9 : 09-08-2008 15:58 »

epige-wha?
SpaceCase

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« #10 : 09-09-2008 17:50 »

epige-wha?

I'm sorry; were you not paying attention?  ;)

One word: Epigenetics.

What? Me? Sarcastic? NAAHH!

 :laff:
Your Standard BendingUnit

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« #11 : 09-18-2008 03:29 »
« : 09-18-2008 04:12 by Your_Standard_BendingUnit »

Idk. He's first a lot older, then a good deal younger than Cubert, so you can't really tell, but now that I think about it, he really doesn't look much like Cubert, even without the nose.
suss6052

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« #12 : 09-18-2008 03:43 »

Just because they share identical DNA, does not mean that they would appear to be identical at all stages of their lives...
no.9 man

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« #13 : 10-13-2008 15:18 »

Quote
Originally posted by hobbitboy:
No! A wizard did it.
PFT!
Oh, puh-leeze.
Wizards have been getting a bad rap ever since that whole 'gate of Kerash' debacle...   :hmpf:

One word: Epigenetics.
How come space case knows all these long words?
Curious Gorge

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« #14 : 10-13-2008 19:24 »

Cubert doesn't wear glasses either.
Cinimod

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« #15 : 10-14-2008 19:21 »

It could be that Cubert lives around 150 years after the proffeser was 12. Alot can change in 150 years.
KurtPikachu2001

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« #16 : 10-16-2008 22:13 »

Cubert is a clone.  That doesn't mean Cubert would look like Farnsworth when he gets older one day.  Clones don't always have to look like their predessesor. 
SpaceMaN

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« #17 : 11-25-2009 05:57 »

Also, in this episode Bender gets smaller and gets ears when they've shown him being "born" with the nipple on the beer bottle and the machine turning his graduation tassle and throwing the hat in the air, supposedly seconds after he was "born" and programmed.  I figured Bender was full-size when "born," yet they show him as smaller and smaller, and eventually a disc.
Jezzem

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« #18 : 11-25-2009 06:41 »

Well obviously he's going back through the previous versions of Bending robots.
coldangel

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« #19 : 11-25-2009 10:57 »

Also

Also - you've disturbed a vintage thread that has been aging in the cellar for more than a year. You owe me thirty-five dollars.
LobsterMooch
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« #20 : 11-25-2009 16:09 »
« : 11-25-2009 16:11 »

Oooh I love that vintage thread smell, that bookay. But seriously the poster brings up a good point. The scene at the fountain of aging is funny but the writers play fast and loose with Benders actual time line.
With this Cubert clone thing, I vaguely remember a British Mini-series where the central character cloned himself and I think the child looked quite dissimilar to the "father".
I guess the chaos theory could explain why many cloned objects will vary in appearance to the original.
SpaceMaN

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« #21 : 11-25-2009 18:51 »

Get it from Zoidberg.
SpaceCase

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« #22 : 11-25-2009 23:04 »

... I guess the chaos theory could explain why many cloned objects will vary in appearance to the original.

[*Sigh*]

One word: Epigenetics.

I'll just... ooze... back out under the door now...

coldangel

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« #23 : 11-26-2009 01:08 »

One word: Epigenetics.

I love it when you talk dirty.
SpaceCase

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« #24 : 11-26-2009 06:35 »

I love it when you talk dirty.

Cold One, you need a better dictionary.

I'll just... ooze... back out under the door now...

coldangel

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« #25 : 11-26-2009 06:52 »

Nah, basically anything scientific said by a lady gets me hot.
SpaceCase

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« #26 : 11-26-2009 07:58 »

Nah, basically anything scientific said by a lady gets me hot.

[*Sigh*]

   

Down boy. :rolleyes:

I'll just... ooze... back out under the door now...

coldangel

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« #27 : 11-26-2009 12:16 »

You know you love it.
SpaceCase

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« #28 : 11-26-2009 18:32 »

You know you love it.

Hosing you down with a 2-inch fire-line, filled with freezing water? You bet'cha!
Otherwise 'yer outta luck.

LobsterMooch
Professor
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« #29 : 11-30-2009 07:23 »

Sarah, is that you?
SpaceCase

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« #30 : 11-30-2009 17:14 »

Sarah, is that you?

   :confused:  :confused:  :confused:

coldangel

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« #31 : 12-01-2009 01:33 »

I think he meant Sarah Palin. On the basis that you said "You bet'cha!"
 :nono:
Jezzem

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« #32 : 12-01-2009 02:07 »

So anyone who says "you bet'cha" on the Internet in Sarah Palin? Oh god! I just said it!
coldangel

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« #33 : 12-01-2009 02:17 »

HOCKEY MOM!!!!1!!1
Jezzem

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« #34 : 12-01-2009 06:24 »

No, I swear I didn't mean it! I was only saying you be- Oh no, I'm not falling for that one again...
LobsterMooch
Professor
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« #35 : 12-01-2009 06:49 »
« : 12-01-2009 06:52 »

I think he meant Sarah Palin. On the basis that you said "You bet'cha!"
 :nono:

Correct coldy. I love obscure references. I use them whenever possible. Until Sarah brought it back into usage, I hadn't heard the phrase for about 25 years.

So phony...I mean folksy.
coldangel

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« #36 : 12-01-2009 07:22 »

'Obscure' in the sense that every two-bit comedian has been referencing her ad-nauseam for last couple of years and everybody is sick to death of hearing about her?

But yes, I'll agree. Phony. And horrid. I mean... I would have sex with her, but only so I could yell afterward: "Bitch you just been fucked by a left-wing liberal! Burn!" and then run away across the tundra.
LobsterMooch
Professor
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« #37 : 12-01-2009 08:27 »

I guess we have very few two-bit comedians that read these posts. In that way that phrase is obscure
Demeter

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« #38 : 12-01-2009 11:59 »

I think that, on a less scientific basis, that the animators may have been a bit aprehensive to depict Farnsworth anywhere near identical to Cubert - maybe because it could confuse the audience (hey, it might) or they just felt it was more fun to play up the stubby nerd idea in a different way.

As the episodes suggest, Cubert and Farnsworth are a little more different than Farnsworth would like - a stab at how cloning doesn't always go to plan maybe? [/Zoiberg]
coldangel

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« #39 : 12-01-2009 13:25 »

Cubert's nose was squished against the cloning tube; this physical difference is explained in A Clone of my Own. Give him a Farnsworth beak nose and he could easily be identical to Farnsworth as a kid... since I don't think we ever saw Farnsworth at that age.
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