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MartyMcFly

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« : 12-25-2003 12:29 »

Merry Xmas to all!  :) :) :)

Watching the Xmas episodes though made me wonder a few things.

1) Santa has been around for 200 years
2) He only visits Earth one night a year
3) People (well, some people like the crew for instance) know where he resides the rest of the year
4) He is just one robot

I wonder why he has been allowed to torment Earth every Xmas Eve since 2801. Why haven't the Earth Army gone to Neptune in say June and destroyed him, since he is only one robot and probably no match for an Army. Or why not shoot his sleigh and blow it up as he heads to Earth?

I like the Xmas episodes (although I think the first one was much better than the second) and I know they are there to entertain but any possible answers to this would be welcomed.

Merry Xmas once again!
QueenOfRobonia

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« #1 : 12-25-2003 13:03 »

maybe everyone is too scared of santa for gods sake he has a tommy laser gun, if you go near him he shoots the crap outta ya, it does make me wonder why though you have got me there!! I thought the second episode was funnier even if slightly overdone
TheLesbianLeela

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« #2 : 12-25-2003 13:16 »

 
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Originally posted by MartyMcFly:Merry Xmas to all!
Thanks. Merry Xmas to you, too.  :)
 
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I wonder why he has been allowed to torment Earth every Xmas Eve since 2801. Why haven't the Earth Army gone to Neptune in say June and destroyed him, since he is only one robot and probably no match for an Army. Or why not shoot his sleigh and blow it up as he heads to Earth?
I did wonder so, too.
One atack of the NIMBUS or a similar ship and Santa Claus would be as dead as cold ash.
My idea is that Santa Claus is "used" by the Earth Gouvernment to controll the inhabitants of Earth ("fellow Earthicans" ).
The society of the 4th millenia is very free: Especially free of cultural tabus.
That way Santa Claus is kind of a guarantee that the people on Earth do not forget morals and cultural tabus totally.
It's just like with the taxes: If you don't pay them, you'll meet the pain monster at April 15th ..
... and if you spam at PEEL, you'll meet the Tweek  :p  ;)
Bushmeister

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« #3 : 12-25-2003 15:17 »
« : 12-25-2003 15:17 »

I like that idea LesbianLeela, being used as a moral counter-weight. Although I would have to agree that it seems that everyone is just piss-scared of the robot. I can't imagine Zap or Kif having the guts to take him on, even when they are on board the Nimbus.
ooy

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« #4 : 12-25-2003 15:44 »
« : 12-28-2003 23:00 »

   
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Originally posted by Bushmeister: I can't imagine Zap or Kif having the guts to take him on, even when they are on board the Nimbus.
short & sweet fanfic i call the zapp and kif couple of 30 seconds!
kif: sir, the earth army has informed me that you alone will have to defeat santa.
zapp: thanks kif, ol' friend. now to battle plan::ahem:: captains log, stardate, er, now,
the plan is that kif and me--
kif: wha?
zapp: yes kif, you will help
kif: but sir they distictivly told me you alone have to!
zapp: no matter i'll just be snug and warm inside here . while you my friend will go down freezing your but off, and going to santas hideout.
kif: abut, uh,em,e--::sighs::

there you go! happy now!
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1 of the gang

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« #5 : 12-25-2003 15:51 »

Yes!
Thank you for that wonderful tidbit of a fanfic!
Now I can die happy!

*dies*

Mouse On Venus

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« #6 : 12-25-2003 16:10 »

 
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Originally posted by TheLesbianLeela:
My idea is that Santa Claus is "used" by the Earth Gouvernment to controll the inhabitants of Earth ("fellow Earthicans" ).
The society of the 4th millenia is very free: Especially free of cultural tabus.
That way Santa Claus is kind of a guarantee that the people on Earth do not forget morals and cultural tabus totally.
It's just like with the taxes: If you don't pay them, you'll meet the pain monster at April 15th ...

 Perhaps the big corporations like to keep Santa around as they can prey on the fear of the average citizen and sell them lots of stuff as a result. Remember the "Death To Santa" rocket launcher with jolly seeking missiles or whatever it was? Without Santa, I'm sure those wouldn't sell as well.

 So perhaps they could destroy Santa if they wanted to but they pretend they can't because it benefits them financially.  :cool:

Teral

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« #7 : 12-25-2003 16:57 »

The Earth Army taking out Santa?  :laff:  :laff: That's rich.

The Earth army is as incompetent as they come. It's a force consisting of frehsly recruited idiots, with units formed and trained on the go. True they might have some good weapons, but when the people behind the trigger is of the caliber we've seen in the Earth Army...

Don't count on DOOP either. Their only victories happened against pacifist and/or unarmed opponents, whenever they face serious opposition they crumble like a tincan in a car compactor.

Plus in either case, Zapp Brannigan would lead the attack.

In the other corner we have Santa, a ruthless killing machine who can turn NNY into a burning ruin in mere hours, have no moral objections at all and acces to advanced weaponry (and a will to use them).

The Earth Army is probably more than interested in taking out Santa, they just lack the competence.
Ranadok

Starship Captain
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« #8 : 12-25-2003 18:00 »

Plus, it would put them on the Really Naughty list... and nobody wants that.
ooy

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« #9 : 12-26-2003 00:09 »
« : 12-26-2003 00:09 »

 
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Originally posted by 1 of the gang:
Yes!
Thank you for that wonderful tidbit of a fanfic!
Now I can die happy!
*dies*

aww, thanks. i made it up on the spot.
oh, wait, your dead.... it wont well, matter. guh! im talking to a dead person!
welp, anyone else want to thank me on my short tidbit of a fan fic? its good is it not? and what about my non-clickable signature below joke? [gil] well, huh, oh, geez! dont let ol' [me]ooy[gil]down wont ya huh?huh?[/gil]
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VoVat

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« #10 : 12-27-2003 11:57 »

What?  Destroy Santa?  And ruin a 200-year-old tradition?
bender+fry

Professor
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« #11 : 12-28-2003 01:02 »

Your jokes are great! Now I can die happily as well. Or maybe someone will help me.  ;)
bender+fry

Professor
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« #12 : 12-28-2003 01:04 »

Whatever happened to the old santa? Why'd they replace him?
Shadowstar

Liquid Emperor
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« #13 : 12-28-2003 16:44 »

They replaced him because, like with everything, robots can do a more efficient job than humans can. Even Santa with his [waves hands] magic couldn't compete with that. So they made Robot Santa. Heh heh, I was watching my DVDs again...
John DiMaggio: But remember kids, if you do live a thousand years [Santa voice] it WILL be the real Santa! [laughs]
MartyMcFly

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« #14 : 01-02-2004 10:50 »

I think Santa was originally built for promotional purposes by the Friendly Robot Company. He could have been built for an Xmas parade or something, but then something went wrong.....  :)
MrBurns

Bending Unit
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« #15 : 01-02-2004 12:01 »

 
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Originally posted by MartyMcFly:
but then something went wrong.....   :)

Wow, 2801!  :D
It's a good question though, I think they found it cheaper to just hide that one day than sending an army to Neptune or something.

M0le

Space Pope
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« #16 : 01-05-2004 22:05 »

They do say that he terrorizes Earth, but isn't it strange that you only seem to see him in New New York and never in a country that doesn't have snow?
Ranadok

Starship Captain
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« #17 : 01-06-2004 10:58 »

Not really, why would they show him where the main cast isn't?
Techieman

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« #18 : 01-11-2004 03:35 »

Don't forget how good of a job the Hubble Space Telescope did on Earth's army  :eek:!

The question is: If Mom's friendly robot corporation could build the original robot, couldn't they build a new one with the correct programming? The original Santa would be ruled evil, and there is a one in two chance that the "good" santa would win.
Pikka Bird

Space Pope
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« #19 : 01-11-2004 07:07 »

The odds would probably be better that that. You know, with technological advances, including better weapons, more accurate target aquiring systems, improved mobility and whatnot...
KittinGas

Bending Unit
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« #20 : 01-11-2004 08:26 »

He has a BICYCLE GUN. Er... yeah...
M0le

Space Pope
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« #21 : 01-11-2004 20:25 »

If Momcorp built a good Santa though, they could lose profits, and Mom obviously does not want to lose profits.
1: No need for weapons/ protection against Santa
2: The good Santa would hand out free presents, correct? Less or no need for people to buy Momcorp things.
Techieman

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« #22 : 01-12-2004 18:40 »

Good point, M0le. Also, to quote Santa "If I don't complete my brutal rampage, well, it just wouldn't be X-mas." I think people just like him to be around, spreading fear and death. He is like a suicide booth where you don't have to put in a quarter!
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