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dr.bender nye

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« on: 05-06-2005 13:51 »

right i know you might say that i might be pushing it to far and i know i am,you might say this has been done before and im serious. It can be anything from wrong network chosen or something compleatly different but im serious.sorry about this though and i LOVE FUTURAMA and mean no harm to it.

I RULE WITH A STRAIGHT EDGE!
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #1 on: 05-06-2005 14:54 »

I disliked it's timeslot...
KurtPikachu2001

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« Reply #2 on: 05-06-2005 14:57 »

I disliked how Zapp got after Leela and won't leave her alone.  Also, I disliked how it had to end.  Other than that, Futurama rules!
Teral

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« Reply #3 on: 05-06-2005 15:17 »

I motion that we ban dr.bender nye for speaking heresy about our beloved show, and for encouraging to blasphemous speech.

Just kidding ... or am I?

Actually I hated how whimpy and pathetic they made Kif after "Amazon Women In The Mood".
spaulding

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« Reply #4 on: 05-06-2005 15:31 »

i didnt like Qbert

Nerd-o-rama

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« Reply #5 on: 05-06-2005 15:33 »

Teral makes a good point that really goes for Kif and Amy.  People who have watched Production Seasons 1 and 2 will remember both of them as actually being interesting at one point.

Also,as much as I enjoyed a lot of 4ACV episodes, I noticed they were starting to rely too much on in-jokes and callbacks.  This was mostly in an effort to tie up various plot arcs before the inevitable happened a year and a half ago, but it nonetheless makes it almost impossible to show the really good episodes to my friends.

Oh, and Acts 2 and 3 of "Cryonic Woman."  And pretty much all of "That's Lobstertainment!"  And the Sunday 6:30c time slot.
Andy1234

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« Reply #6 on: 05-06-2005 16:03 »

the only bad thing i can find about it is that it got cancelled, if only it was still going.
dr.bender nye

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« Reply #7 on: 05-06-2005 16:37 »
« Last Edit on: 05-11-2005 00:00 »

Now now Mr.Teral, i love futurama the same way as everyone else. i just thought it be different to see what it was that they dislike about it but not to much.
Anyway, i hated that dumbass "FOX" abandand something thatcould go so far with more episodes or something. They dont even agree repeating it on fox. If it was my desision, id go to some of them nicer ones like ABC or N something.
thanks for the replies.
 
comming soon in August
Wooter

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« Reply #8 on: 05-06-2005 20:46 »

I agree that it sucked when Kif lost his "layer of Lovitz." Also, Bender should have pimped more.
DrThunder88

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« Reply #9 on: 05-07-2005 00:27 »

Kif and Amy were the single most annoying aspect of the show.  It should have been left as a one-time, throw-away bit.

Bender's degeneration from being a bad robot to being a bad person (implied pedantics) also bothered me.  He really started exploiting his friends in season two, and it picked up steam from there.  I didn't mind him exploiting other people, and I know a lot of people like Bender's frequent antisocial enterprises, but taking advantage of Leela and especially Fry rubbed me the wrong way.

When it first aired, I didn't like the fact that the only foofaraw made about the show's departure in "The Devil's Hands..." was the subtitle vaguely indicating that it was the series finale.  I didn't really know what I wanted to happen, but I felt the show's writers should have slipped in something else past Fox's party-line censors.  In time I came to realize that it didn't need a big to do, and in fact, it was better without it.  The way the show ended was dignified and poignant.  It wasn't the show's producers extending a middle finger to the network that had suffocated it.  It was an episode for the fans.

Also "The Cryonic Woman" was a near-total loss when I saw it the first time.  It still is.
Zoidberg227

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« Reply #10 on: 05-07-2005 03:10 »

As you might know, Doc, when "Devil's Hands" was written, it was only a 50/50 chance the show was going to be cancelled (and even then, I think it was only "hiatus" that was on the table, but that really means the same thing with FOX ... sneaky bastards), so they couldn't make a big hooha about it being the last episode.  They could only really hint about it, and draw some storylines together enough to allow the fans to make their own closure (mostly the Fry/Leela story).  And, I see you can see that -- it was an episode for the fans, only very emotional if you wanted it to be. *raises hand*  Overall quite a good episode.

But that's not what this thread is about, is it?  Like Nerd-o, I have found it difficult to show season 4 episodes to friends that don't watch the show regularly, and it really does make it difficult to get hooked on the show anything later than about mid season two.  You just miss too much character and story development.  Granted, the characters developed progressively throughout the whole series, but you can't really miss the beginning.  But other than when I show episodes to friends, that doesn't really affect me.  Even though I started watching the show mid-season 2, I got hooked and caught up pretty quick.

Otherwise, there isn't really anything that I dislike about the show (about the network it was on ... don't get me started!).  I didn't DISlike Cubert; at the very least, he was a good punching bag for the crew.  Kif's ineptitude with Amy didn't bug me a whole lot ... at least I look like Don Juan compared to him (but then again, he has a hot Asian girlfriend, and I don't ...).  I suppose the fact that the writers were usually pretty mean to Leela bugged me a bit -- I've always liked her character, and though some of it was important for the story, some of it was a bit much.  Some of the crew (Bender, Fry, and the Professor) could have shown a little more tact with her. 

Woo, that's enough rambling for now!
smision

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« Reply #11 on: 05-07-2005 08:04 »

That there are people in this world who do not appreciate its gloriousness. That just kinda ticks me off...
Also, there were a few episodes that weren't really that good in my eyes. Though there is nothing wrong with knowing the faults of Futurama. That is alot of what the discussions on here are about, picking out the mistakes. We all know that we love Futurama anyway, despite those little faults that it has.
Beamer

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« Reply #12 on: 05-07-2005 08:41 »

I didn't it when episodes didn't take full advantage of the futuristic setting (eg. I Roommate, That's Lobstertainment, A Leela of Her Own, Bend Her, etc.). With so much potenital for the writers to go crazy with imagination, it kinda bugs me with episodes like this where they don't. Granted, they are a breath of fresh air from the show's usual style, as intended, but still...

Ummm, I thought that with all the talented writers, many episodes could've been funnier (eg. A Leela of her Own, Devil's Hands, etc.). Still, I don't think there wasn't an episode where I didn't laugh once.

It really annoyed me when characters said "butt" or "crud" rather than "ass" or "crap" - just seemed like pointless toning down. Nobody talks like that in real life. Luckily, this is only really prominent in Season 1, although it did occur a FEW times in later seasons.

The ending to Obsoletely Fabulous... too similar to The Sting, just 2 episodes earlier. They had no reason to make it a fantasy, they should have just kept it reality and ended with Bender being repaired using parts from Robot 1-X (explains why we don't see any more of him afterwards) & getting the upgrade anyway in the process by accident... I dunno, that's a kinda crappy ending too, but the real episode ending bugged the shit out of me. And I LIKED The Sting's ending.

Also, the lack of deliveries in Season 4.
tomFROMbrooklyn

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« Reply #13 on: 05-07-2005 21:21 »

Yeah, definitely the lack of deliveries in Season 4.  Other than that, the simple fact it was canceled sucks too.
waffy

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« Reply #14 on: 05-07-2005 22:03 »

One thing that bugged me for awhile when I first started watching the series in the early episodes was that a lot of the endings just felt weak to me.  I stopped feeling that way after a little while though, and obviously, in some of the later episode endings lie the most memorable scenes of the series.  For awhile though it just seemed like some of the endings were disappointing when compared to the quality of the rest of the episodes.
Mystery_Meat

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« Reply #15 on: 05-08-2005 20:10 »

Something fairly minor, but something all the same.

Okay, Fry was born around 1973, 74. He was my age in 1999 (25). Now maybe I'm odd, but as much as I like 80's music I generally listened to 1999 music in 1999. Fry? He's singing Walking on Sunshine. Which is fine, except there's almost no cultural references to the time in which he was last unfrozen. His music tastes veer to the 80's, his lingo sounds like it's been ripped from In Living Color and he had a disco outfit in Less Than Hero. Would it kill them to mix in some Sugar Ray or 2Pac or Lauryn Hill? A few South Park references? Small thing, but still.

Even smaller thing: if nobody knows how man landed on the moon (The Series Has Landed), why not ask the head of Richard Nixon, president when the landing took place? Sometimes they let continuity slip as well. But that's all I gots.
Fryday

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« Reply #16 on: 05-10-2005 03:24 »

Personally, I think that the vomiting, albeit in a select few episodes, was just pointless (I hate vomit). Otherwise Futurama rocks!
Jicannon

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« Reply #17 on: 05-10-2005 10:06 »

I didn't like how they stopped making episodes, those dunderheads
Harry Sach

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« Reply #18 on: 05-10-2005 12:08 »

 
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Originally posted by Mystery_Meat:
Something fairly minor, but something all the same.

Okay, Fry was born around 1973, 74. He was my age in 1999 (25). Now maybe I'm odd, but as much as I like 80's music I generally listened to 1999 music in 1999. Fry? He's singing Walking on Sunshine. Which is fine, except there's almost no cultural references to the time in which he was last unfrozen. His music tastes veer to the 80's, his lingo sounds like it's been ripped from In Living Color and he had a disco outfit in Less Than Hero. Would it kill them to mix in some Sugar Ray or 2Pac or Lauryn Hill? A few South Park references? Small thing, but still.

Even smaller thing: if nobody knows how man landed on the moon (The Series Has Landed), why not ask the head of Richard Nixon, president when the landing took place? Sometimes they let continuity slip as well. But that's all I gots.

1: I think that alluded to the fact Fry was a dork in 1999 and didn't fit in in the least. Also he would have been around for Star Wars Ep.1, which while being a major let down, was the biggest thing in 1999 for a big part of the year, and being a futuristic show they could have mentioned it.

2:Nobody trusts Nixon's head(other than robots), so why ask him

My least favorite part of the show, two words: Hermes' ass.

By my size jude me not by my size, beeotch!
LLL

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« Reply #19 on: 05-10-2005 12:12 »

The show ended to quickly.
We want more, more, more!!!!!!!!
Sith Bender

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« Reply #20 on: 05-10-2005 14:38 »

They should of at least had a difinate ending if they were or as i prefer never end it!! but no they thought it was rubbish THEY WERE WRONG! TERRIBLY WRONG
waffy

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« Reply #21 on: 05-10-2005 14:46 »

Erm, Sith Bender, please look above, to this post.  They were not going to make a "definite ending" to the last episode:

 
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Originally posted by Zoidberg227:
As you might know, Doc, when "Devil's Hands" was written, it was only a 50/50 chance the show was going to be cancelled (and even then, I think it was only "hiatus" that was on the table, but that really means the same thing with FOX ... sneaky bastards), so they couldn't make a big hooha about it being the last episode.  They could only really hint about it, and draw some storylines together enough to allow the fans to make their own closure (mostly the Fry/Leela story).

John Pannozzi

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« Reply #22 on: 05-10-2005 21:21 »

Amy needed more character development IMHO.
Bubble Gum

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« Reply #23 on: 05-11-2005 00:47 »

The things I hated are;

1. How they made Leelas parents, especially Morris, look like buffoons.

2. "The Cryonic Woman" - After watching it, as much as I love Futurama, this is 22 minutes of my life that I want back.

3. The errors - now I know there are some that are funny quirks, but some of them are so bad. Like in "The Sting" just before the bee stings them, when Frys hair is messed up, then perfect, then messed up again. Or in "Farnsworth Paradox" when both Leelas knock each other out and their "wrist thingys" are on the wrong wrists because the frame was reversed. I am a bit of a perfectionist and this kind of stuff bothers me.

4. Too many Bender specific episodes in season 4.

5. Not enough Lrr. MORBO DEMANDS MORE LRR!

6. The standard "they cancelled it way to soon, Fox can burn in hell" reason.

7. Ran out of ideas for planets or places to visit. Seemed to be every other ep the first couple of seasons. Then they either revisited places or just hung around earth (although Duraflame National Forest was a pretty cool idea).
dr.bender nye

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« Reply #24 on: 05-11-2005 11:36 »
« Last Edit on: 05-11-2005 11:36 »

Actually, i was thinking about protesting to the assholes of FOX about treating FUTURAMA badly.It was a hit for them.back to reality,thanks for your posts and could not say to which i agree on.except FOX ones.anyway dont be scared to close this down im okay with it.

comming soon in August
Jesus H. Christ

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« Reply #25 on: 05-12-2005 03:39 »

i dislike that episode with the space thingys that WOOSH! PoW! Kersplash! And then they like do stuff on that planet. And there's that lady. And other lame stuff. Yea, I dislike that episode and stuff.
Alex

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« Reply #26 on: 05-12-2005 12:47 »

1.  The way Zapp kept going after Leela after that one time - sheesh.  If you ask me, Zapp should have had his face look like he went one-on-one with a lawnmower and lost.

2.  The obvious one - the way Fox treated Futurama.  To call it despicable would be a massive understatement.
Zmithy

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« Reply #27 on: 05-14-2005 10:57 »

I didn't like the American guest stars that I'd never heard of. Or Roseanne.
FRY~$$$

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« Reply #28 on: 05-14-2005 11:07 »
« Last Edit on: 05-14-2005 11:07 »

Well I just hate that it got cancelled it was my favorite show but hey family guy was cancelled and then take back by fox so who Knows?                                                                                                             @$#%! you fox!!!   big grin The thing i hate to is futurama kicks the crud out of simpsons so why did it get cancelled Whyy WWHHYYYY!!!!!!   up yours
FRY~$$$

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« Reply #29 on: 05-14-2005 11:14 »

Hey much love to adult swim for keeping it going!!!
Nerd-o-rama

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« Reply #30 on: 05-14-2005 11:19 »

No double posting.  You've read the rules.
Venus

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« Reply #31 on: 05-14-2005 11:26 »

 
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Originally posted by Bubble Gum:
The things I hated are;

1. How they made Leelas parents, especially Morris, look like buffoons.


I assume you mean in LTH right? Hopefully had the show continued that would have only been a one time thing depending on which writer was writing for them at the time.  I liked them in LH and TMLH. They even had a few good lines in LTH, a few really bad ones as well so i guess they kinda cancel each other out.

I agree on the errors. I noticed Fry's hair in the Sting and it rather annoyed me. There's also a jump cut with Leela's arm position in TMLH. As well as the position of Leela's head in the wake-up scene in The Sting.
FRY~$$$

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« Reply #32 on: 05-14-2005 11:27 »

Yeah i noticed that too
Hansybear

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« Reply #33 on: 05-14-2005 13:42 »

I don't like that i haven't seen a new season on dvd in the stores for a LONG time!
SpaceCase

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« Reply #34 on: 05-14-2005 14:03 »

The only thing I didn't like was only getting seventy-some episodes.

Don't get me wrong; I'm gratefull for the ep's produced. I just wish there were more.

 frown
Wooter

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« Reply #35 on: 05-14-2005 15:07 »

@Hansybear: there are no new seasons on dvd, because there are no new seasons.
Bubble Gum

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« Reply #36 on: 05-16-2005 01:12 »

 
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Originally posted by Venus:
 I assume you mean in LTH right? Hopefully had the show continued that would have only been a one time thing depending on which writer was writing for them at the time.  I liked them in LH and TMLH. They even had a few good lines in LTH, a few really bad ones as well so i guess they kinda cancel each other out.

LTH and TMLH were the two I had a problem with. I didn't realize that they both had different writers. Anyways, I just thought that both of Leelas parents would be tough like Leela herself, and not so passive. The lines like "Leela is just ashamed of us" actualy made me mad. And they did make Morris look buffonish in both of those eps.

I am glad to see that someone agrees with me about the bad errors. I could rant for a while on that subject, but I know that there are other threads about that.

Venus

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« Reply #37 on: 05-16-2005 01:37 »

I actually think it makes more sense that they aren't as tough as Leela is. They grew up in a different environment. They were oppressed but came from a community that they were considered normal in. Leela was always an outsider who had to learn to be tough.

I didn't think Morris was buffonish in TMLH. I thought he was rather entertaining.
Teral

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« Reply #38 on: 05-16-2005 06:20 »

I actually liked them in TMLH, if they were written like that in all their episodes I wouldn't complain.

I however agree with LTH. Too pathetic. "Oh, Leela isn't here in the 3 seconds we've spent looking over 1/5 of one room in this gigantic museum. We know she couldn't have gone to the bathroom, buying tickets or be a bit late. She hates us and wish we were dead, let's go." Aaarggh! Though I really like Morris and his friends fishing. That was a great little moment.

Venus

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« Reply #39 on: 05-16-2005 10:13 »

it wasn't three seconds they were there for like 45 minutes.
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