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DrThunder88

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« Reply #160 on: 11-26-2007 00:38 »

Futuramadvent is nearly over.  Today is "The Devilís Hands Are Idle Playthings."

This episode really brought out the A-game of the series.  I'm not just talking abut the music, although that must have been fairly complicated, I mean everything.  The story manages to be sweet without being saccharine and hilarious without losing the element of drama.

The episode also included two of my favorite robots, Hedonismbot and the Robot Devil as an actual antagonist.  The story focused heavily on the three major characters, and that's just fine by me.  They are at the peak of their greatness in this episode.

Watching it again made me realize just how much I miss the show.
Frida Waterfall

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« Reply #161 on: 11-26-2007 00:57 »

I don't care whether or not you consider it time to start reviewing the last episode of this 72-day marathon. I'm still going to comment on "Spanish Fry".

The best part would have to be when Bender is telling the Omricronians about the "other" lower horn. It wasn't how Bender was describing it, I just like watching Fry's expression as he eases into the topic. Truly priceless.

Yeah, that's my comment.
trickster381

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« Reply #162 on: 11-26-2007 01:43 »

yes, today is The Devils Hands are Idle Playthings which mean the movie comes out tomorrow WOOO!
bend_her

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« Reply #163 on: 11-26-2007 03:02 »

The caption at the beginning ("See you on another channel" ) gets me every time...

Fry looked so adorable sitting in the little chair! The expression on Beelzebot's face as he examines his new hands is priceless!

Hey, did DXC get a cameo role, sitting next to Bender while he was looking up "irony" in the dictionary?

I wonder if anyone noticed, when Fry's busy composing the opera, the Holophoner sounds like a Venu, the Sanskrit name for the transverse bamboo flute used in South Indian Carnatic music. The same sound is also used right at the end.
km73

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« Reply #164 on: 11-26-2007 04:49 »

 
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The caption at the beginning ("See you on another channel" ) gets me every time...

Me too.

"These things are always touching me in...places."
Archonix

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« Reply #165 on: 11-26-2007 06:11 »

The holophoner sounded like a lot of things. It seemed to be a remarkably versatile instrument.

One thing that bugs me; when it was introduced, didn't they say that the holophoner could only be properly played by two people in the entire universe? Yet there's a dozen kids learning how to play it and apparently doing quite well... I know, I shouldn't pick nits in this episode since it was so perfect in all other respects, but that just bugged me a little.
trickster381

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« Reply #166 on: 11-26-2007 07:01 »

I can't wait till tomorrow for the DVD, I already seen it but I want to watch the COMMENTARY!
Bendersfan1221

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« Reply #167 on: 11-26-2007 07:18 »

Tomorrow!!!!!!!!!! I love the caption to because now it'll be true!! I love the Robot Devil ni this episode.

I'll talk more later must get to other stuff before the school blocks PEEL.
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« Reply #168 on: 11-26-2007 09:53 »


Officer 1BDI

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« Reply #169 on: 11-26-2007 11:22 »

Groening: See you on the next DVD set!

Indeed.  smile

This episode brought a tear to my eye... because I have a cold and laughing that hard at the Robot Devil only agitated it further. :P  It was a brilliant end to the series at the time, and even in light of what's happening tomorrow (or last week, if you were one of the lucky preorderers), I still think it stands out as a great episode.

...HOLY CRAP NEW FUTURAMA IS OFFICIALLY RELEASED TOMORROW!  big grin
rama
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« Reply #170 on: 11-26-2007 11:23 »

I'm super excited.  My devil hands are already sweaty.  smile
Kryten

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« Reply #171 on: 11-26-2007 11:31 »

What else can you say about this episode? This is a true classic, in every possible way. I'm still sad it had to end, but at least it ended well, and not on a cliffhanger like Duckman.
bend_her

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« Reply #172 on: 11-26-2007 12:18 »

 
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Originally posted by Archonix:
One thing that bugs me; when it was introduced, didn't they say that the holophoner could only be properly played by two people in the entire universe? Yet there's a dozen kids learning how to play it and apparently doing quite well... I know, I shouldn't pick nits in this episode since it was so perfect in all other respects, but that just bugged me a little.

I think the key thing here is Leela said it could only be properly played by a few people in the universe. That won't stop kids from trying to learn, though. And remember, those kids' parents had to beat them "fairly hard" to make them that good... Reminds me of that Russel Peters skit  smile On a shippy note, it's shows how hard Fry tried to impress Leela.
Archonix

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« Reply #173 on: 11-26-2007 12:25 »
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That's true. He's a tenacious little bugger.

Well I guess it's settled. If we'd never had another Futurama, this episode would have capped it off in style.
BenderUnit22
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« Reply #174 on: 11-26-2007 12:43 »

If anyone is interested Bender's Big Score went down in price on amazon. It's $17.99 so I just bought it finally.
PazuzuJr

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« Reply #175 on: 11-26-2007 14:18 »

 
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Originally posted by Bendersfan1221:
I'll talk more later must get to other stuff before the school blocks PEEL.

my school already blocked it  frown

lucky for everyone who's getting the DVD tomorrow. It's not coming to the UK for ages. Maybe it's time to star a 72 days to the UK release thread? lol

I loved TDHAIPT. I thought it was a really sweet ending. I can't wait to see how it's is followed on from (if it's followed on from...)
Bendersfan1221

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« Reply #176 on: 11-26-2007 15:24 »

That suck Paz. I love Zoidberg's "Yes you can the beauty was in your heart not your hands... Your music's bad and you should feel bad. The ending is so sweet. I agree with Kryten about the ending. It closes the series nicely but allows foir more. I lvoe the Robot Devil and I love his random lines "Your not nice!" "And yet Hell is so hot!" So funny.
PazuzuJr

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« Reply #177 on: 11-26-2007 15:37 »

I like Amy's line in the musical:
Prof: is this this really happening or just being staged?
Amy: It can't be real, not if leela, is engaged!

lmoa
trickster381

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« Reply #178 on: 11-26-2007 15:44 »

The first time, I saw that I thought Amy said

not if Leela is incaged?

anyway since today and maybe tomorrow is the last day of this thread should I start another 72 days thread when were 72 days from the release of A Beast With A Billion Backs
soylentOrange

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« Reply #179 on: 11-26-2007 15:57 »
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@Trickster381: The next thread should be start 73 days from the release date of 'The Beast With a Billion Backs' because, until the writers break it into 4 pieces, Bender's Big Score is now the 73rd episode!
Sine Wave

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« Reply #180 on: 11-26-2007 16:00 »

I don't think that'd work very well, actually. Going through and analyzing all the episodes six months after you just went through and analyzed all the episodes would just feel sort of redundant.
seattlejohn01

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« Reply #181 on: 11-26-2007 16:26 »

I'm REALLY excited that Bender's Big Score comes out tomorrow...

The Devil's Hands are Idle Playthings is one of my favorites, in my top 5.  I think the Robot Devil is one of the best Futurama characters.  The way he squeals like a little girl when scared just cracks me up.  This episode has some really snappy dialog, and great animation; the whole "snail" holophoner sequence is really inventive.
PazuzuJr

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« Reply #182 on: 11-26-2007 16:31 »

shouldn't it be 76 days to go? Since the movie is four eps? You could annalysis the movie in quarters!
Kryten

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« Reply #183 on: 11-26-2007 18:36 »

 
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Originally posted by trickster381:
The first time, I saw that I thought Amy said

not if Leela is incaged?

anyway since today and maybe tomorrow is the last day of this thread should I start another 72 days thread when were 72 days from the release of A Beast With A Billion Backs

No point, really... what can we say that hasn't already been said in the last two threads?
trickster381

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« Reply #184 on: 11-26-2007 19:58 »

good point, it would be repetitive and everything has practicly been covered, I will think of something for the next release
fryfanSpyOrama

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« Reply #185 on: 11-26-2007 22:12 »

TDHAIPT

What can I say?  It kicked ass back on Aug 10 2003 when I first saw it and it kick ass now.

It prompted me to write this song parody all those years ago.
 http://www.fanfiction.net/s/1596005/1/American_Fry

This episode does have some flaws.  One thing I like was that this episode ended showing a bad animation sequence just like how the series began with a bad animation sequence with the Donkey Kong video game.

I was hoping that TDHAIPT would feature more references from the first episode since at the time this was the end.  I liked that Nixon was in this episode since he was in the first episode.  I don't mind it was for a small joke, it was just awesome.  We hardly see the PE ship in this episode.  Except for the intro, we just see Leela working on part of the ship.  Since the PE ship was introduced in the first, I wish it had a bigger part in this episode.

All and all, this episode tied up the loose end that Leela and Fry would perhaps get to together.  Now, that Futurama is having 4 DVD movies, the flaws from the last episode are not as bad as before.
km73

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« Reply #186 on: 11-26-2007 23:57 »

...And so we've come to the end. To say it one more time, TDHAIP: great ending. Both within the episode and at the time for the series. Left options open for the return while still providing some closure. I thought the holophoner was a beautiful idea. The Robot Devil was amusing but otherwise I felt this episode could have had more humor.
The fact that the show is hopefully coming back will perhaps make this episode retroactively better.
bend_her

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« Reply #187 on: 11-27-2007 01:42 »

 
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No point, really... what can we say that hasn't already been said in the last two threads?
We could, uh, review the DVD commentary?  big grin
trickster381

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« Reply #188 on: 11-27-2007 15:23 »

Novody said todays episode, so I will

Today is

BENDER'S BIG SCORE!

after you BUY IT!!!
Kryten

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« Reply #189 on: 11-27-2007 22:53 »

And, since we already have a thread... hell, pretty much a whole forum now, just for that...

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