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Well, the two standard ways of resolving time travel paradoxes are the consistent universe and the split timeline solutions. In the consistent universe solution the time traveller could not have managed to defeat Nixon in the first place, so that can be ruled out. Therefore the split timeline solution would apply. In the many worlds solution, by travelling ...


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Okay, I think I figured it out. The reason that Zoidberg’s “intricate dance” was a joke when done in anime style is because anime tends to use limited animation frames resulting in a jerky motion, sort of like stop-go or claymation. For example, instead of smooth movements like many of today’s cartoons, even modern day anime seems to still use a more 60’s ...


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It seems that the Zoidberg dance was the "gag" in the third part. From wikipedia: A running joke for the episode involves a key plot point in each segment being obscured by the specific animation style, though the characters themselves express amazement over what they see This enforces your idea of the three parts having important information ...



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