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Tastes Like Fry

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« #80 : 12-06-2012 00:18 »

Maybe it's had too many cookies? You might need to delete your cookies.

Ro-ro-rotate your owl robot

Has Bender done anything like that before this moment? How does robot movement work? We need more robot body gags! Like this:


(ugh, couldn't find a gif, have a screenie instead)


That was a friggin brilliant moment how all (except his legs) stayed dead still while everything moved all around him
My Manwich

Liquid Emperor
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« #81 : 12-06-2012 02:50 »

Don't you mean Bender's feet?

Otherwise known as Stompy and Clampy.
Koobooki

Bending Unit
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« #82 : 12-06-2012 08:45 »
« : 12-06-2012 09:51 »

Ro-ro-rotate your owl robot

Ahh, Mom's magical bending unit. It looks like he has a rotating track attached to his shoulder cone or neck and another one on his crotch plate.



This one was begging to be made:



A couple of tidbits from the commentary:

o They built the ship interior in 3D just for this shot.
o Bender's body was a separate (2D)layer referred to as a "held cell". As TLF mentions, upper Bender is totally frozen.
o Fry, Leela and the Professor are 2D(hand drawn)
o Bender's legs(and feet) are 3D(computer model)

Notice how well-synced the 2D bodies are with their 3D modeled chairs despite the fact they're all over the screen with a constantly changing camera angle. It looks like Leela is holding on to a hand-drawn control yoke. That would've been tough to sync up had it been 3D.



The funeral scene from The Sting is full of lots of nice little touches, but this has to be my favourite part:

"This makes me the oldest member of my family..."

I'm also a fan of Bender's veil.  :)

EDIT: Dangit, BOTP. :(

"Oh, who will make Bender waffles just the way he likes them now?"
Tastes Like Fry

Urban Legend
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« #83 : 12-13-2012 04:46 »

THANK YOU FOR MAKING THAT! <3

... and I may have mentioned it cause I remembered it from listening to the commentary xD

Watched the ITWGY today - Frys "cellphone telephone" has 'Walking on Sunshine' as its ringtone. Total attention to detail win.
UnrealLegend

Space Pope
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« #84 : 12-13-2012 05:09 »

That's pretty neat. :)

And I noticed something in "31st Century Fox":



Fry almost shoots a baby.
Koobooki

Bending Unit
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« #85 : 12-13-2012 07:35 »

Hey, like I said it was begging to be made :D It's like a flight simulator on a rampage. Yeah, I love the "cellphone telephone" bit. Didn't he sing that in the original run somewhere? The bouncing balls one, I think.



Yeah, Fry's aim can be pretty bad. Or is that just with big red buttons? :confused:
Mr Snrub

Urban Legend
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« #86 : 12-14-2012 23:55 »

I thought the one thing Fry had was good aim. From the video games and whatnot.
Koobooki

Bending Unit
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« #87 : 12-15-2012 01:47 »

The only thing Fry had good aim with was his grandma :laff:

"You stink, loser!"

I guess it depends on the episode. He did do ok against those invaders. You know, from space.
UnrealLegend

Space Pope
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« #88 : 12-15-2012 02:02 »

And lets be honest; hitting a fast-moving fox while riding a spaceship that moves faster than light isn't particularly easy.
My Manwich

Liquid Emperor
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« #89 : 12-31-2012 17:42 »

Ok so in the Bots and the Bees Ben goes from a baby robot to a teen robot in 13 days of being left on so why has Tinny Tim remained the same size throughout the run of the show?
Koobooki

Bending Unit
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« #90 : 01-02-2013 01:15 »

Tinny Tim can't afford the optional growth plug-in.
Mr Snrub

Urban Legend
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« #91 : 01-03-2013 19:15 »

Or he just wasn't born. He was built.
Koobooki

Bending Unit
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« #92 : 01-04-2013 19:25 »
« : 01-04-2013 19:31 »

S'right. A built-to-last model giving you and yours endless child-abuse jokes for many seasons to come. Tinny Tim by MomCorp(growth plug-in not included)

Fine kick, sir. But I'm actually here to deliver your cut from the cigar heist.
Mr Snrub

Urban Legend
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« #93 : 01-04-2013 22:10 »

You flatter me, kind goon. But I'm only programmed to sell oil-ade and write in cute backwards letters like on the sign here.
Nibblonian Leader

Urban Legend
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« #94 : 01-07-2013 02:47 »



I love the hat, crooked bow-tie and bent-up glasses :laff:

I'm staring into your soul, why not?
Koobooki

Bending Unit
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« #95 : 01-07-2013 05:33 »

:laff: nice
Tedward

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« #96 : 01-08-2013 00:03 »

Ok so in the Bots and the Bees Ben goes from a baby robot to a teen robot in 13 days of being left on so why has Tinny Tim remained the same size throughout the run of the show?

Malnutrition from lack of booze?
My Manwich

Liquid Emperor
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« #97 : 01-08-2013 02:22 »
« : 01-11-2013 00:04 »

I'm surprised that no one said that the simple answer is that Tinny Tim just gets shut off at night therefore he can't grow.
Koobooki

Bending Unit
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« #98 : 01-10-2013 17:40 »

Callback?..or am I just looking too hard?



Eternium

Professor
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« #99 : 01-10-2013 18:33 »

Is that a tortilla near those golfclubs? ~(*o*)~

Wow, they match almost perfectely!
Koobooki

Bending Unit
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« #100 : 01-10-2013 19:44 »
« : 01-10-2013 20:05 »

Is that a tortilla near those golfclubs? ~(*o*)~
It came with the nacho cheese by the hockey stick ;)

Nachos: The anytime, anywhere snack.
UnrealLegend

Space Pope
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« #101 : 01-12-2013 02:40 »

Wow, nice find!
Koobooki

Bending Unit
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« #102 : 01-12-2013 06:51 »

So, I'm looking just hard enough :shifty:
TheMadCapper

Fluffy
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« #103 : 01-12-2013 14:35 »

Ok so in the Bots and the Bees Ben goes from a baby robot to a teen robot in 13 days of being left on so why has Tinny Tim remained the same size throughout the run of the show?

Tinny Tim is the intended size for a Tinny Tim bot. Might as well ask why a rabbit is not as big as a horse.
Koobooki

Bending Unit
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« #104 : 01-12-2013 18:29 »
« : 01-13-2013 01:40 »

Just to clarify, "little" refers to the subtle details of the show not the physical size of the characters.

...not that I mind discussing Tinny Tim, Pocket Pal, Nibbler, Cubert, Kif's parents or even Zapp's little teeny-weeny-greeny for that matter :laff:

Also, joke trumps any sense of logic in an animated comedy. Therefore:

Big Tinny Tim = not as funny
Tiny Tinny Tim = much funnier
(unless he's actually big and the "tiny" is meant to be ironic)

(Hey, I think I just created a new character: Tonight at Madison Cube Garden - Tiny Tinny Tim vs Destructor!)
Eternium

Professor
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« #105 : 01-13-2013 22:08 »


And that is what happens when you pause less than hero at the wrong/right moment
... Oh god why
Koobooki

Bending Unit
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« #106 : 01-13-2013 22:31 »
« : 02-04-2013 01:26 »

You mean the missing left shoulder? I blame cartoon universe physics: All characters are extremely rubbery when required. Here's the --/right moment:







THERE's Waldo
My Manwich

Liquid Emperor
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« #107 : 02-04-2013 22:15 »

How about during "A Clockwork Origin" when Bender finds the spring and turns it into something else with goggly eyes and then later on at the Robot museum for a split second you can see the goggly eyed thing as part of robot evolution.





I also noticed in the same episode that right before they show the picture above that there was also a cave painting of Amy and Leela in their torn outfits.  
Koobooki

Bending Unit
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« #108 : 02-05-2013 19:52 »

I'll tell you what I just noticed: Your frame doesn't exist! :laff:

Where the hulk did you find that? Here's the best I could do:



The funniest part is that the PlanEx ladies are dressed exactly the same at this fancy do.



BTW, I love what's above the museum's entrance doors:

"FOUNDED 8:15 AM"
My Manwich

Liquid Emperor
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« #109 : 02-06-2013 03:27 »

Google images.  I forgot what I typed in the search engine though.

Koobooki

Bending Unit
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« #110 : 02-06-2013 08:41 »

Looks like MG released a background cell. Cool.
AllEggsIn1Basket

Professor
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« #111 : 02-06-2013 16:26 »

Wow, that Caveman bot did an awesome trompe l'oiel by painting himself in as if he's standing there painting.
Koobooki

Bending Unit
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« #112 : 02-06-2013 19:27 »

Oooo, way to class up the joint AEI1B :) Never heard that term before but now I definitely have to work it into a conversation some day :D
(yes, I had to look it up :shifty:)
Googzeez

Starship Captain
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« #113 : 02-06-2013 23:24 »

Looks like MG released a background cell. Cool.

Do you have sauce on this?
Koobooki

Bending Unit
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« #114 : 02-07-2013 00:38 »

Nah, just a guess. His name's in the corner.
pumpkinpie

Starship Captain
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« #115 : 02-07-2013 19:24 »

As mentioned earlier, with Ben, I noticed something very interesting. In the scene at night, where Ben is crying, he only has one tooth. After we cut to Bender bending, we see he now has two teeth. It must've just switched to midnight. Ben is now two. He seems to grow a year older everyday.
Koobooki

Bending Unit
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« #116 : 02-11-2013 20:54 »

The math appears to be correct! :D
sparkybarky

Liquid Emperor
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« #117 : 02-16-2013 22:11 »

This isn't really catching a mistake or something funny--and I wish I knew how to make GIFs to show what I'm talking about better. In "Love and Rocket," after Leela has given Fry CPR, she's helping him walk. When they're talking to Bender, I was just struck by what a simple but awesome touch it is, for her to straighten him up when he's drooping. No doubt from passing out and being oxygen-starved:



Koobooki

Bending Unit
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« #118 : 02-17-2013 04:46 »
« : 02-17-2013 04:54 »

Nuance! That's what I'm talkin bout!(and sometimes the tentacle). Nice find Sparkybarky:



You know it's well animated when you can feel a character's weight.

While I was at it, decided to make one of a moment that Matt Groening pointed out in the commentary(Roswell That Ends Well). It kinda needs the salt shaker foley but works nonetheless:



From a moment of resignation to a moment of hope. Also, for those who may not know, her reflection is entirely drawn separately as if there was a second character to animate(there's no magic "reflection" button in 2D animation :nono: )

Also, just noticed something I never saw before. Her pink neck thingy is one of those see-through fashion dealies. I have one just like it in blue.
UnrealLegend

Space Pope
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« #119 : 02-17-2013 04:53 »

Funny how her reflection magically appears out of nowhere. :p
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