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Shadowstar

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« Reply #200 on: 02-18-2004 17:14 »
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No, I REALLY didn't like it. This ep is in the bottom five for sure.
I dance at the top of this thread, even though I hated the episode! [everyone else throws stones at Shadowstar] Ow! That really hurts!
Mouse On Venus

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« Reply #201 on: 02-18-2004 17:17 »

I think on the DVD if you watch it sequentially after Kif Gets Knocked Up A Notch it looks better.
Shadowstar

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« Reply #202 on: 02-18-2004 17:18 »
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Yes, while "Homeworld" is the 2nd worst, "Kif" is the 1st worst.
...hmm, I just realized how 4ACV01 is the worst, 4ACV02 is second worst, and then 4ACV03 is really great. How awkward.
SlackJawedMoron

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« Reply #203 on: 02-19-2004 01:39 »

Actually, I found KGKUAK was somewhat more amusing than LH, though neither really rocked my world.
PCC Fred

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« Reply #204 on: 02-19-2004 07:04 »

 
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Originally posted by Mouse On Venus:
 There's a lot of logical flaws with this episode, too. Why did they show Leela's parents at the end of act 1 rather than save it for later?

Yeah, that would be my big complaint as well, however I think the writers made the right choice in concentrating on WHY Leela's parents abandoned her, rather than try and preserve mystery.

(Look at it this way, even if that early scene of them watching Leela from the sewers HADN'T been included, it probably wouldn't have been too big a stretch to figure out who the cloaked figures are.)

 
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And what possible basis does Leela have for claiming that the hooded figures killed her parents?

Since Leela had gotten increasing wound up during the course of the episode she really wasn't thinking rationally by it's end.
Mouse On Venus

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« Reply #205 on: 02-19-2004 13:53 »

 
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Originally posted by PCC Fred:
(Look at it this way, even if that early scene of them watching Leela from the sewers HADN'T been included, it probably wouldn't have been too big a stretch to figure out who the cloaked figures are.)

 Exactly. It was kinda patronising, and I can see how they might have thought the camera work with the dialogue was clever in that scene but it just wasn't needed.

 
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Since Leela had gotten increasing wound up during the course of the episode she really wasn't thinking rationally by it's end.

True. I didn't buy it though: it was a bit too irrational/convenient.
Venus

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« Reply #206 on: 02-19-2004 16:15 »

i bought it. Earlier in the ep When Leela was giving her speech and mentioned that her parents might be crime fighters or overlords it sounded to me like she was trying to rationalize her abandonment. Like she believed they had to be real important people who sent her away to protect her or dead, or otherwise they would have come back for her. I'm assuming it would be a lot eaisier to believe they were dead rather then believing she was thrown out because they didn't want her.
Nayumi

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« Reply #207 on: 03-21-2006 05:34 »

I have a question for this episode...what is the song playing in the end?? I must get it...it's such a pretty song  smile
Kingpomba
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« Reply #208 on: 03-21-2006 05:38 »

why did you revive this old thread
Teral

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« Reply #209 on: 03-21-2006 10:50 »

 
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Originally posted by Nayumi:
I have a question for this episode...what is the song playing in the end?? I must get it...it's such a pretty song   smile

"Baby Love Child" by Pizzicato Five

 
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Originally posted by Kingpomba:
why did you revive this old thread

Why didn't you just answer the question?
Naxon

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« Reply #210 on: 03-22-2006 09:33 »

haha, burn!
SolidSnake

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« Reply #211 on: 11-11-2013 18:29 »

One of the show's best episodes. Executed Brilliantly, had an awesome story, and great jokes to go along with it. This episode shows the best of Futurama, in a way other episodes haven't.

10/10
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #212 on: 07-14-2015 04:37 »

It's fascinating seeing the mixed reviews on the first page, because I always thought this episode was a great example of the show's strong continuity and how they had plans for certain arcs well before they really made any effort to resolve them.

Additionally, the ending. "The Luck of the Fryrish" and "Jurassic Bark" are usually the go-to episodes with emotional endings but this episode seems to be often overlooked for some reason. It might be because it ends on a much happier and uplifting note than the other two, but the fact that it marks a huge milestone in Leela's character has to count for something.

Now, I know this episode isn't the absolute funniest, but it definitely has its moments. The Professor's "two beeps means it's done" scene is one of my favourites of the season, and I also like the "Distinct aftertaste of toxic waste!" line. big grin

With or without the funniness it's definitely one of Futurama's most memorable episodes for me. I know many consider this episode to be great, but I don't usually see much talk about it.
winna

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« Reply #213 on: 07-14-2015 06:27 »

Apparently Leela wasn't an alien.  I heard this speculated about in 2002 or 1997.
Tachyon

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« Reply #214 on: 07-14-2015 06:39 »
« Last Edit on: 07-14-2015 06:41 »


Four things combined to make this ep a huge surprise and one of my favourites:

  • I hadn't heard any spoilers and didn't really consider that Leela might have been a mutant.

  • I was given up for adoption at the ripe old age of about two weeks.  My adoptive parents were good people, but as a kid I always found myself daydreaming about what my biological parents might have been like.  But I was far too lazy to actually think about trying to find out: the US is a *huge* country and I didn't even know their family name.

  • Around the year 2000 I began some long lead-time research to see whether I could find my birth mom.  And after about five months of effort and a tremendous amount of luck and even greater trepidation, I did find her.

  • And discovered that when I was being introduced to my provisional adoptors in the home of a family friend, my birth mom had been 'hiding' in the kitchen, peeking out into the living room to check out my adoptive parents and see how they reacted to me.  My birth mom was simply not in a position to be able to raise a child, and was doing her utmost to see that I had a good start in life -- a life she knew she could not share... can you fucking imagine how she must have felt?

So you can see a few parallels.  And can totally understand why there were phenomenal waterworks by the time the credits rolled. smile

UnrealLegend

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« Reply #215 on: 07-14-2015 07:02 »

Wow, that's a pretty incredible story, Tachy. I can totally see how "Leela's Homeworld" might be such a hit for you.

This was actually the second episode of Futurama I ever saw... so the twist of Leela being a mutant unfortunately never had any real impact on me.
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