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less than hero

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« : 09-19-2003 12:31 »

Hey guys.  Sounds kind of weird, but, has anyone else noticed the distinct lack of public transport hover buses used in futurama?  Apart from Mother's day, can anyone think of an episode where buses appear?  :D
evan

Urban Legend
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« #1 : 09-19-2003 12:35 »

Well, um, they're referred to in "Leela's Homeworld" and "The Devil's Hands...", so I guess they'd have to be.
less than hero

Bending Unit
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« #2 : 09-19-2003 12:38 »

oh.  Thanks man.  I was just kinda curious.
Action Jacktion

Professor
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« #3 : 09-19-2003 12:41 »
« : 09-19-2003 12:41 »

They mentioned a bus station in "Put Your Head on My Shoulder" and "Kif gets Knocked Up a Notch," Bender gets on a bus in "Leela's Homeworld," the mugger in "Less than Hero" says he needs money for the bus, and the Robot Devil rides a bus to Planet Express in "Devil's Hands."
Smitty

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« #4 : 09-19-2003 12:42 »

Buses aplenty in Bendin' In The Wind.
less than hero

Bending Unit
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« #5 : 09-19-2003 12:45 »

Hey yeah.  I forgot about Bendin' in the wind.  Kinda stupid seeing as I saw it just the other day.
Action Jacktion

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« #6 : 09-19-2003 12:45 »

 
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Originally posted by Smitty:
Buses aplenty in Bendin' In The Wind.
He was asking about public transportation!  Don't try to confuse him!
Otis P Jivefunk

DOOP Secretary
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« #7 : 09-19-2003 12:53 »

Bands are members of the public too  :p
Goldfish

Bending Unit
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« #8 : 09-19-2003 12:57 »
« : 09-19-2003 12:57 »

What about in mother's day? One gets up and walks.
Edit: Whoops, missed that from first post.
Vamsi

Bending Unit
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« #9 : 09-19-2003 12:59 »

Yeah, that was mentioned in the initial post.
newhook_1

Urban Legend
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« #10 : 09-19-2003 14:56 »

I would think that the transport tubes would have most of them phazed out as a form of public transportation.
MrB

Bending Unit
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« #11 : 09-19-2003 14:58 »

Yeah!  And the tubes are apparently free!
OC_James

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« #12 : 09-19-2003 15:00 »

Don't forget the green bus that we see fly by Fry when he's first walking down the streets of NNY in SP3K.
And the Hollywood tour bus in "That's Lobstertainment!"
ghoulishmoose

Urban Legend
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« #13 : 09-19-2003 15:08 »

The first thing I thought of was in Leela's Homeworld when Bender says 'I'm gettin' on the bus' when Leela pulls the grid back over the sewer.

But I never thought of other refrences, I'm surprised by how many refrences there actually are  :)
John C
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« #14 : 09-19-2003 15:27 »

The world is obviously etremely populated in the year 3000, so I think you would need several kinds of transportation. Besides, the tubes are more for major cities than anything else. Subways seem to have dissapeared, though, aside from Old New York.
Shadowstar

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« #15 : 09-19-2003 15:44 »

Nichelle Nichols: You're travelling in a specially equipped terrestrial transport module.
Gary Gygax: A school bus!
- "AOI I"
Mylx

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« #16 : 09-19-2003 18:23 »

Sure, but that was in the What-If machine's simulation of the year 2000. That doesn't count as we know there were buses back then.
Donbot

Bending Unit
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« #17 : 09-19-2003 22:46 »

We can't forget that there were buses passing Fry when he heads to the location of the freezing tube.  Hey, it's old New York.
sheep555

Liquid Emperor
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« #18 : 09-20-2003 03:16 »

There's also the school bus we see fly by in "When Aliens Attack"
Xmpel

Liquid Emperor
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« #19 : 09-20-2003 13:11 »
« : 09-20-2003 13:11 »

Why take the bus when you can take a transport tube?
JDHannan

Bending Unit
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« #20 : 09-20-2003 23:16 »

i imagine shortly after everyone's done making fun of you for forgetting about the transport tubes (incredibly massive transport system)
this thread will get closed
less than hero

Bending Unit
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« #21 : 09-22-2003 09:06 »

 
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Originally posted by JDHannan:
i imagine shortly after everyone's done making fun of you for forgetting about the transport tubes (incredibly massive transport system)
this thread will get closed

I didn't forget about the transport tubes, dammit!!!!!!!!!!  I was just wondering if the bus had been forgotten.

  :eek:
less than hero

Bending Unit
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« #22 : 09-22-2003 09:10 »

Also, my bus driver asked me to ask everyone.  So blame him.
JDHannan

Bending Unit
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« #23 : 09-22-2003 09:10 »

forgetting about buses and deliberately leaving them out due to their lack of great necessity are two different things...
less than hero

Bending Unit
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« #24 : 09-22-2003 09:11 »
« : 09-22-2003 09:11 »

I'm guessing you didn't see the fact that I said my bus driver asked me?
Devon LoParo

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« #25 : 09-22-2003 19:06 »

Also, in "The Honking" near the end when Bender car and the Satan car both jump at each other off ramps, they fly over tons of buses.
Teral

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« #26 : 09-23-2003 13:42 »
« : 09-23-2003 13:42 »

One of Sal's many, many, many, many, many jobs was as a busdriver (the 10.15 to Nutley) in PYHOMS.
Ozor Mox

Starship Captain
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« #27 : 09-23-2003 15:56 »

Did you just remember the bus time from memory?

"I'm impressed!" - Leela
Luis

Bending Unit
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« #28 : 10-02-2003 23:35 »
« : 10-02-2003 23:35 »

Even if there are transport tubes, that doesn't mean busses will go away. Right now we have other means of public transport, like subways, trolleys, monorails and urban trains, but busses are still out there. And besides, in bending in the wind, they still have highways and tunnels, even though most vehicles can fly, that suggests that in the ironic universe of futurama things rarely become obsolete because NOBODY thinks logically. Take the DOOP rifles for instance, what would you pick, a DOOP laser rifle that needs to be winded like a damn jack in the box or an M16A2, FN-FAL or G3A3? even an AK47 is more effective than those pieces of crap and it's already more than 50 years old in design. Just because things get old doesn't mean they get discarded or that their logic becomes obsolete.
Puffafish
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« #29 : 10-10-2003 13:32 »
« : 10-10-2003 22:00 »

wouldn't they be hover buses   ;)
X Ray

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« #30 : 10-10-2003 15:40 »

 :(  :)
less than hero

Bending Unit
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« #31 : 10-13-2003 09:08 »

 
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Originally posted by Puffafish:
wouldn't they be hover buses    ;)

That's a good point...
Zkebu

Crustacean
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« #32 : 10-16-2003 10:53 »

"What were like a bus or something?"
Bender in Futurestock
Zkebu

Crustacean
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« #33 : 10-17-2003 03:05 »
« : 10-17-2003 03:05 »

And i think i saw a bus in When aliens attack..
When the Pe-ship is going in that Zapp's ship...

EDIT: Oh sheep 555 said it already... sorry...
John C
Starship Captain
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« #34 : 10-17-2003 07:44 »

Zkebu, instead of double-posting, it's preferred that you edit your new post onto your old one. Doing that of course, with the "edit" button. I'm glad to see you've found it, though!  ;)
Javier Lopez

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« #35 : 10-17-2003 13:10 »

 
Quote
Originally posted by Luis:
what would you pick, a DOOP laser rifle that needs to be winded like a damn jack in the box or an M16A2, FN-FAL or G3A3? even an AK47 is more effective than those pieces of crap and it's already more than 50 years old in design.

It`s funny because i tought that.. in "Bender shouldn`t be allowed on TV"
at the end the PC has a S.XX gun and farnsworth a ray-gun- soy they still used guns.. (and robo.mafia used machine guns).

there is plenty of Buses in Futurama, in the pilot and many others
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