Futurama   Planet Express Employee Lounge
The Futurama Message Board

Design and Support by Can't get enough Futurama
Help Search Futurama chat Login Register

PEEL - The Futurama Message Board    General Disscussion    Similar ideas and parodies « previous next »
Author Topic: Similar ideas and parodies  (Read 1685 times)
Pages: 1 [2] 3 Print
seattlejohn01

Space Pope
****
« Reply #40 on: 04-08-2008 00:47 »

The simplest one of all: Zapp Brannigan is a riff on Captain Kirk.
ShepherdofShark

Space Pope
****
« Reply #41 on: 04-08-2008 10:51 »

They just stole the name "The Sting", but the episode is nothing like the movie.
hobbitboy

Sir Rank-a-Lot
Urban Legend
***
« Reply #42 on: 04-10-2008 06:40 »

Or the singer.
ShepherdofShark

Space Pope
****
« Reply #43 on: 04-18-2008 15:19 »

I find it hard to believe no-one has said this yet:

Teenage Mutant Leela's Hurdles = Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
seattlejohn01

Space Pope
****
« Reply #44 on: 04-18-2008 21:40 »

Nice call, SOS.  Didn't even see that one; it was totally hidden in plain sight.
Seymour_My_Hero

Professor
*
« Reply #45 on: 04-18-2008 21:45 »

Luck of the Fryrish-Luck of the Irish

Insane in the Mainframe-Comes from a song with a line "insane in the membrane."
seattlejohn01

Space Pope
****
« Reply #46 on: 04-18-2008 21:50 »

By Cypress Hill.  Good call, Seymour...
ShepherdofShark

Space Pope
****
« Reply #47 on: 04-18-2008 22:04 »

Fishfull of dollars = Fistfull of dollars

The Day the Earth Stood Stupid = The Day the Earth Stood Still

Raging Bender = Raging Bull

(There's not many episode titles that aren't parodies)
Seymour_My_Hero

Professor
*
« Reply #48 on: 04-18-2008 22:08 »

Spanish Fry-Spanish Fly

The Birdbot of Icecatraz-The Birdman of Alcatraz

A Pharoah to Remember- Either A Flight to Remember or An Affair to Remember

Bendless Love-Endless Love

The Devil's Hands Are Idle Playthings-Idle Hands are Devil's Play Things

I gots me a lot!   big grin

Mittens: What are you doing?
Bolt: Stay back! If I stare at the lock really hard, it'll burst into flames and melt.
Mittens: Now I'm concerned on a number of levels.
ShepherdofShark

Space Pope
****
« Reply #49 on: 04-18-2008 22:15 »
« Last Edit on: 04-18-2008 22:15 »

The Series has Landed = The Eagle has Landed

Obsoletely Fabulous = Absolutely Fabulous

Not sure if the comedy show "Absolutely Fabulous" is well known outside Britain though
Seymour_My_Hero

Professor
*
« Reply #50 on: 04-18-2008 22:15 »

I don't know if this has been said, but its pretty obvious.

All My Circuits-All My Children
ShepherdofShark

Space Pope
****
« Reply #51 on: 04-18-2008 22:20 »
« Last Edit on: 04-18-2008 22:20 »

A Tale of Two Santas = A Tale of Two Cities

(I think it's harder to find a title that doesn't have a parody)
Seymour_My_Hero

Professor
*
« Reply #52 on: 04-18-2008 22:27 »

Roswell That Ends Well-All's Well That Ends Well

Love and Rockets- The Band "Love and Rockets"

Crimes of the Hot- 1980s Movie "Crimes of the Heart"

Everybody Loves Hypnotoad- Everybody Loves Raymond

Jurassic Bark-Jurassic Park


ShepherdofShark

Space Pope
****
« Reply #53 on: 04-18-2008 22:35 »

Parasites Lost = Paradise Lost
Seymour_My_Hero

Professor
*
« Reply #54 on: 04-18-2008 22:40 »

UGH! We've said pretty much all of them!
ShepherdofShark

Space Pope
****
« Reply #55 on: 04-18-2008 22:48 »

Possibly. Maybe someone will point out something obvious like....

The Honking = The Howling
seattlejohn01

Space Pope
****
« Reply #56 on: 04-20-2008 22:15 »

Sick idea parody - Bender cutting off "little bender" in I, Roommate is a riff on John Wayne Bobbitt...

Sorry, I've run out of other parodies...
Unknown

Starship Captain
****
« Reply #57 on: 04-23-2008 23:03 »

U
Quote
Originally posted by ShepherdofShark:
The Series has Landed = The Eagle has Landed

Obsoletely Fabulous = Absolutely Fabulous

Not sure if the comedy show "Absolutely Fabulous" is well known outside Britain though
It has aired here, but I wouldn't call it well known.

ShepherdofShark

Space Pope
****
« Reply #58 on: 04-26-2008 17:51 »

Honking = Howling was a repeat by me. Doh!

But this isn't:

There was an old man named Michael Finnegan
He had whiskers on his chinnegan
They fell out and then grew in again
Poor old Michael Finnegan
Begin again

(Brannigan, begin again).
PhilipJ.FryFan

Delivery Boy
**
« Reply #59 on: 04-26-2008 20:59 »

A Leela of Her Own = A League of Their Own

I Second that Emotion = The song "I Second that Emotion"

How Hermes Requisitioned His Groove Back = How Steela Got Her  Groove Back

Bendless Love = The song "Endless Love"

Time keeps on slippin' = Is the chorus to the song "Fly Like An Eagle"
seattlejohn01

Space Pope
****
« Reply #60 on: 04-27-2008 03:45 »

The Series Has Landed = The Eagle Has Landed.
ShepherdofShark

Space Pope
****
« Reply #61 on: 04-27-2008 15:45 »

When Aliens Attack = When Animals Attack

Also the destruction of the monuments and the sand castle in the same episode is clearly an Independence Day rip.
i_c_weiner

DOOP Secretary
*
« Reply #62 on: 04-27-2008 16:08 »

Most of the title parodies can be found on Wikipedia.


"I Second That Emotion" is also a reference to the episode being the second season premiere.


A title that isn't a parody? How about:
A Big Piece of Garbage
Mars University
Brannigan, Begin Again
Why Must I Be a Crustacean in Love?
Anthology of Interest
I Dated a Robot
Anthology of Interest II
Leela's Homeworld
Bender Should Not Be Allowed on TV
The Why of Fry
Three Hundred Big Boys
Teral

Helpy McHelphelp
DOOP Secretary
*
« Reply #63 on: 04-27-2008 16:54 »
« Last Edit on: 04-27-2008 16:54 »

 
Quote
Originally posted by i_c_weiner:
Most of the title parodies can be found on Wikipedia.

 Or here.


 
Quote
A title that isn't a parody? How about:

Brannigan, Begin Again

"Finnegan, Begin Again"

   
Quote
Why Must I Be a Crustacean in Love?

"Why Must I Be A Teenager In Love"

Don't confuse not caring with not knowing!
Zed 85

Space Pope
****
« Reply #64 on: 04-27-2008 18:13 »

Well there's A Bicyclops Built for Two which is a play on the song title. And there's a fair chunk of the episode that's a homage to Married with Children. Plus there's that something with the virtual reality world, probably several references theretoo tired to mention them thoughooooo remember them...gah...
i_c_weiner

DOOP Secretary
*
« Reply #65 on: 04-27-2008 18:33 »

That's where that thread went to! I remember there being one, but was too lazy to search. (Yeah, I admit it!)

I would've never thought of those things. I haven't even heard of them until now. Good finds, Teral.
bobbot

Bending Unit
***
« Reply #66 on: 04-29-2008 10:10 »
« Last Edit on: 04-29-2008 10:10 »

 
Quote
Originally posted by i_c_weiner:
Most of the title parodies can be found on Wikipedia.


"I Second That Emotion" is also a reference to the episode being the second season premiere.


A title that isn't a parody? How about:
A Big Piece of Garbage
Mars University
Brannigan, Begin Again
Why Must I Be a Crustacean in Love?
Anthology of Interest
I Dated a Robot
Anthology of Interest II
Leela's Homeworld
Bender Should Not Be Allowed on TV
The Why of Fry
Three Hundred Big Boys

Well, let's see.  I have one for Brannigan Begin Again- Finnegan Begin Again.
Why Must I be a Crustacean In Love - Why Must I be a Teenager in Love.
I Dated a Robot - I Dated a Werewolf
 That's all for now, I know that Three Hundred Big Boys is one but can't seem to find it in my ancient memory as well as Bender Should Not be Allowed on T.V.

seattlejohn01

Space Pope
****
« Reply #67 on: 04-29-2008 11:51 »

There was a ridiculous, low grade B movie made in the 50's called "You Should Not Be Allowed To Live", but I kinda doubt that's what it's based on.  Other than that, I'm also drawing a blank regarding "Bender Should Not Be Allowed On TV"...
Seymour_My_Hero

Professor
*
« Reply #68 on: 05-03-2008 09:46 »

I don't think this has been said:

Hell is other robots-Hell is other people

The Problem with Popplers-The Trouble with Tribbles
ShepherdofShark

Space Pope
****
« Reply #69 on: 05-04-2008 18:13 »

I gave up on the title parodies after looking at Teral's link. (Crushing hopes since 2002, LOL)

Now how about that moment in "The Honking" when Bender reads the binary "gibberish" and then again in the mirror = REDRUM....... MURDER.
Seymour_My_Hero

Professor
*
« Reply #70 on: 05-04-2008 19:43 »

See I didn't understand what he was screaming about till now.

Thanks for clearing that up for me!
ShepherdofShark

Space Pope
****
« Reply #71 on: 05-04-2008 20:05 »

I only know enough binary to ask the way the to the bathroom, but I'm led to believe the literal translation of what Bender reads in the mirror is actually 666.

Seymour_My_Hero

Professor
*
« Reply #72 on: 05-04-2008 22:07 »

Hey I heard this on the DVD commentary:

Uncle Zoid: Harold Lloyd and a game called "Zoid" that David X. Cohen made, but the game was never marketed.
KurtPikachu2001

Urban Legend
***
« Reply #73 on: 05-09-2008 12:07 »

In "I Second That Emotion", it was revealed that the mutants worship a nuclear bomb that never exploded.  That idea parodized  'Beneath The Planet of the Apes'.   
seattlejohn01

Space Pope
****
« Reply #74 on: 05-09-2008 12:44 »

In "30% Iron Chef", at the end, Chairman Koji says to Bender "Domo Arigato, Mr. Roboto", which is the famous catch phrase from the old Styx song "Kilroy Was Here".
hobbitboy

Sir Rank-a-Lot
Urban Legend
***
« Reply #75 on: 05-10-2008 05:56 »

 
Quote
Originally posted by ShepherdofShark:
I only know enough binary to ask the way the to the bathroom, but I'm led to believe the literal translation of what Bender reads in the mirror is actually 666.
0101100101

which is 357 (in decimal) is also the reverse of 1010011010 (= 666 in decimal).

But binary isn't a language any more than the alphabet is a language.

And anyway, if he doesn't 'know' binary, what was he quoting from the prophet Jerematic when he said Grace in Hell is Other Robots?

And things aren't like they were in the good ol' days. Darn kids. Stay off my lawn!

Don't hate me, Trinity.  I'm just the messenger.
ShepherdofShark

Space Pope
****
« Reply #76 on: 05-14-2008 19:45 »

 
Quote
Originally posted by hobbitboy:
 
which is 357 (in decimal) is also the reverse of 1010011010 (= 666 in decimal).

But binary isn't a language any more than the alphabet is a language.

I'm surprised you laugh at anything.

Now there's that moment in The Sting:

Hermes: "No, no. Honeycomb's big!"

Damn, I cant remember the advert cause I'm English and never saw it - but I still know it's a parody.
seattlejohn01

Space Pope
****
« Reply #77 on: 05-14-2008 20:06 »

In "Future Stock", Calculon is at the apefights, & gets a trike thrown at him, to which he says "get your stinkin' trike off me, you damn dirty ape!".  Which of course is a riff from the line in "Planet of the Apes".
hobbitboy

Sir Rank-a-Lot
Urban Legend
***
« Reply #78 on: 05-15-2008 07:06 »
« Last Edit on: 05-15-2008 07:06 »

 
Quote
Originally posted by ShepherdofShark:
I'm surprised you laugh at anything.
Hey! I'm only anal 78.36% of the time. 
Quote
Now there's that moment in The Sting:

Hermes: "No, no. Honeycomb's big!"

Damn, I cant remember the advert cause I'm English and never saw it - but I still know it's a parody.
Not being from the USA either I had assumed that the whole "    Honeycomb's big. Yeah, yeah, yeah. It's not small? No, no, no." bit must be from an ad or similar piece of pop culture. But surely its more a reference rather than a parody?

In any case a quick search on the internet revealed that another reference from that episode had escaped my notice because apparently the jingle comes from a series of TV commercials where various visitors come to a clubhouse called the Honeycomb Hideout.

It kind of makes you wonder how many other 'jokes' us non-Americans are missing out on.

Don't hate me, Trinity.  I'm just the messenger.
seattlejohn01

Space Pope
****
« Reply #79 on: 05-15-2008 11:27 »

In "30% Iron Chef", Bender goes through a training sequence with Helmut Schparkel.  He peels a floating potato with a lightsaber (which is a nod to "Star Wars" ), and the training music is "You're the best around", which is taken from "Rocky 3".
Pages: 1 [2] 3 Print 
« previous next »
Jump to:  

Powered by SMF | SMF © 2006, Simple Machines | some icons from famfamfam
Legal Notice & Disclaimer: "Futurama" TM and copyright FOX, its related entities and the Curiosity Company. All rights reserved. Any reproduction, duplication or distribution of these materials in any form is expressly prohibited. As a fan site, this Futurama forum, its operators, and any content on the site relating to "Futurama" are not explicitely authorized by Fox or the Curiosity Company.
Page created in 0.164 seconds with 17 queries.