ROTF: The Astronomy Professor

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  1. Grey Line

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    Not sure if this was discussed at length before. But, I have to wonder what the professor knew or found out when Sam returned to class in the credit scene.

    1. Did he come to the realization in Sam's mental meltdown on stage that he was on to something not known to humans before?

    2. Did he put 2 & 2 together that Sam and this Alien robotic race worked together. Thusly inquired about scientific theory Sam had spoken in similar fashion to Blur? Finding out why Einstein was wrong and completely erradicating known and accepted thought on mathematics, physics and science? See Sentinel's explanation on the laws of physics regarding the space bridge?

    3. Or did he have an encounter with Bee or Optimus when talking with Sam before returning to class?
     
  2. SamsHappyTime

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    I always wondered about this. I assumed that he had realized Sam's connection to the Autobots via "turn over the boy" proved whatever Sam babbled in class wasn't gibberish. The possibility of more "science" out there was probably refreshing, especially with his alpha and omega ego, so he was nice, but not sucking up, yet addressing Sam's celebrity-like nature for the class as well, which I imagine a professor might do in real life with a celebrity to keep things in order.

    Also: Bumblebee peed on him. Bee was pledging for that fraternity with the tight shirts. And that's a LOT more believeable than buttchugging, which actually happened.
     
  3. jametron

    jametron Robot Lords of Tokyo, SMILE! Taste Kittens…

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    Uhm, I missed that part... sure you're not thinking of Bee "peeing" on Simmons in the first film?
     
  4. SamsHappyTime

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    No, I was joking. It's fun to think about Bee peeing on humans to resolve conflicts.
     
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    I know right, by the way, sweet name.
     
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    Sam's ramblings may not have been enough detail, or enough detail in a form of recognizable mathematics/physics for even an educated professor to bridge the gap between what we know and what Sam had in his head at the time. So to him, Sam's ravings may have seemed like just that... insane ravings. The professor didn't have the context to know that Sam was right that the rest of us did.
     
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    Congrats! You are the first to acknowledge it!! I've been to this site plenty of times but never signed up. And one day while working and letting my mind wander, it hit me. It's that one awkward moment everone loves, hates, ignores, or refuses to accept- and it's captured forever! And every post I make brings it up for everyone to deal with! Plus it isn't a specific character, my handle elsewhere, or something meaningless to everyone. Also makes a great folder name for uh, stuff.
     
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    I would say that Sam's mental breakdown in class made him reflect on his teaching position. So, shortly after the end credits scene, he resigned from his position and took a job at a small paper company in Scranton, PA.
     
  9. Autovolt 127

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    :lolol 

    So he was Dwight Schrute all along.
     
  10. Alooulla

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    I'd be more interested to know exactly what the deal was with that professor in the first place...Im always glad to see that a man can be found attractive by the force of his charisma alone and not his looks but...there was something inherently creepy about him and how the girls seemed to swoon. The whole performance was just...Odd.
     
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    Odd and completely unnecessary. It could have easily been a non-descript generic character. Waste of time, money, and space. I can't stand Rainn WIlson, he's a one-trick pony. And it's a crappy trick.
     
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    The bit with the apple was just........?!?!
     
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    He was aping Donald Sutherland's trick from Animal House with none of the subtlety or talent. That's why it sucked.
     
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    This is now my head cannon.
     
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    Huh. I never even considered that. You might be right.
     
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    I loved how he got angry at Sam for spazzing out because apparently he thought that would embarrass him in front of the dean.

    Nevermind that the Dean was most certainly also there to witness his constant sexual innuendos towards the female students in the first row.
     
  17. TylerMirage

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    "Professor..."

    "Oh gosh, here it comes. The restraining orders, the sexual harassment talk."

    "...I am very ashamed of that boy's behaviour in your class. It reflects extremely poorly on you as a learn-ed instructor. Very poor control of your students. How dare you."
     
  18. OmegaPrime22

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    Im guessing some one from the government came to talk to him about what happend and told him to keep quiet about it and to allow sam back in to his class.
     
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    maybe the Dean is cool with that because he's that kind of guy.
     
  20. Meta777

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    That scene makes me cringe.

    Why even bother? Just let Sam have a breakdown without adding some pervert spice to the recipe.