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PEE Poll: So was this an episode to remember? How would you rate it?
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static

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« Reply #120 on: 05-15-2002 17:14 »

I continue to break the trend of liked either one of the two.
I liked 'em both and thats that! Both have many jokes that fit perfectly if you just get into them with a clear mind (easy  wink ).
meisterPOOP

Professor
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« Reply #121 on: 06-23-2002 19:42 »

I saw Pharaoh again tonight.  Loved the funeral parlor scene where Bender needed more crying.

Fry--"Bender was my best friend" which made Bender even more angry. 
David A

Urban Legend
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« Reply #122 on: 06-24-2002 05:18 »

I also liked both episodes.  That funeral scene was hilarious.  "Louder and sadder!"   laff
Smurfbabe

Delivery Boy
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« Reply #123 on: 02-04-2004 06:17 »

It's one of my top ten episodes!! I absolutely loved it, i cannot even begin to understand how so many people hated it. 
Oh and I break the trend to cos I loved Godfellas, they are about equal in my opinion!
LONG LIVE PHARAOH BENDER!
I have a feeling i like really rude mean sarcastic characters though.
Slave: "Sir, it hurts when I breath"
Bender: "Well....what should u stop doing??"

Hahah see - it's classic!!
John Pannozzi

Starship Captain
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« Reply #124 on: 07-13-2004 21:59 »

Good:

The entire 1st act.

The deleted scene with Scruffy

The A&C ref.

The Elton John-like singer


Bad:

Bender was a bit too much of a jerk

What WAS the Earth-like planet at the end of the ep.?

No Nibbler, no Morbo, no Cubert, no Zapp, no Kif, no Mom, no Walt, no Larry, no Ignar

Seeing Fry and Leela in something other then their usual clothesor variations on their usual clothes (Fry without his red jacket, Leela with her green coat) for an entire act.

the scary door

Crustacean
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« Reply #125 on: 07-13-2004 23:40 »

best line in the episode.....Heh hee heh...Also Wolfman!
Jicannon

Urban Legend
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« Reply #126 on: 07-13-2004 23:59 »

"Danny Boy "was the highlight for me
IamBender

Bending Unit
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« Reply #127 on: 10-17-2007 10:08 »

afterlife? if i thought id have to go through another life id KILL MYSELF right now.

 smile
gaschief

Professor
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« Reply #128 on: 10-17-2007 12:24 »

Bender was a total shit in this Ep. i did think it was funny near the end when the slaves had built the giant Bender monument then he said it was too big and wanted it rebuilt.
Ohh and Leela looks really hot as an egyptian chick in this.
km73

Space Pope
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« Reply #129 on: 10-17-2007 12:34 »

When did you finally see it?
SpaceCase

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #130 on: 10-17-2007 13:02 »

 
Quote
Originally posted by IamBender:
afterlife? if i thought id have to go through another life id KILL MYSELF right now.  smile
Bottoms up.

gaschief

Professor
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« Reply #131 on: 10-17-2007 13:14 »

 
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Originally posted by km73:
When did you finally see it?

The same night I seen Godfellas for the first time. The satellite channel must have decided to show two episodes that they don't screen very often, as that was the first time I'd seen either on TV.

I still dont own se 3 on DVD and with my current state of Zoidbergian finances it is unlikely i'll be buying it anytime soon.   frown
sparkybarky

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« Reply #132 on: 09-20-2011 16:28 »

First, I have to say, it is a little strange to be reading posts from nine years ago. Like travelling in a backwards time machine, or going forward through a few circular parallel universes.

This episode is pretty God-awful to me. I think one of the primary reasons why I hated it because Bender's motivation was so ridiculously over-the-top and absurd, and broke believability. Or rather, crossed by a mile the threshold of my toleration and my capacity to be sympathetic towards his "plight."

Really, if you're going to depict slavery--I mean, even the enslavement of the protag's best friends, for Pete's sake--then do so for a more compelling reason than "Oh, Bender is longing to be remembered, for whatever reason, and at whatever cost." I guess this wouldn't have been so bad if the jokes were funny. I did smile and giggle a few times; notably, the Professor catching the bouquet, the Elton John-like character being shoved into the tomb, Bender strutting across the stage like Steve Martin in the 70s, and Hermes playing the funeral dirge with a reggae beat. But the jokes were pretty shabby.

Bender was over-the-top obnoxious, and it just strained credibility. And I had to turn the TV off when Leela hugged him at the end. She hugs the tyrannical dictator who had enslaved her for long enough to build the huge monument?

I really love Bender. I realize he is immoral, self-centered, ruthless, etc, but he also has a gooey, tender center with a heart for his friends. None of that was shown here. As a rule, I don't mind Bender-centric episodes, but this just really sucked.

I give this a 3/10. It's still not bad enough to make me want to turn the channel to watch Fox News, or Jersey Shore, but pretty bad.
DannyJC13

Space Pope
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« Reply #133 on: 09-20-2011 16:50 »

I think I'm one of the only people who actually enjoyed this episode.
sparkybarky

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #134 on: 09-20-2011 17:03 »

Danny, I don't think so. If you read the previous posts, you'll see that several people who commented on this thread liked it as well. At least they liked it enough to think it was decent. Including Otis--at least that was his opinion on April of 2002. Dang, that was a long time ago!
LobsterMooch
Professor
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« Reply #135 on: 09-20-2011 19:42 »
« Last Edit on: 11-09-2011 15:40 »

 roll eyes
Spacedal11

Space Pope
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« Reply #136 on: 09-20-2011 19:45 »

Episode: Fairly good. Commentary: Hilarious.
Otis P Jivefunk

DOOP Secretary
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« Reply #137 on: 09-21-2011 13:08 »
« Last Edit on: 09-21-2011 13:10 »

I re-watched this last night and aside from Bender's over-obnoxiousness it's really not a bad ep and it still holds up quite nicely. I still love the funeral scene, and what's really striking is just how good the animation is, the detail on the pyramids and statues ect. The crowd shots are also highly impressive and vast, even more so on DVD compared to my original review before the DVD had been released...

It's pretty funny overall. It's a classic Fry, Leela and Bender go to another planet delivery story, but we don't miss out of the others thanks to the great funeral scene earlier. It's also one of the few Futurama episodes in which taking the future out of Futurama didn't really hurt it. There were still futuristic nods such as the hover dumpster truck dumping all pharaoh's other belongings into his grave, and the slaves with rocket packs attaching the ball on top of Bender's antenna on his giant statue...

I also liked the fact there was a casino inside Benders statue, and that was just his foot. I'd have liked to have seen what was inside the rest of his statue, but I guess we'll never know. One of my favourite jokes is Bender throwing the ball and the dog-like guards chasing it...

No really lame jokes in this one, no awful pop culture references. Really the main criticism is Bender being overly obnoxious right from the very start. That's what lets this ep down and drags the score down somewhat, but aside from that pretty good so I won't mark it down too harshly. It's far better than a lot of Season 6 eps in fact...

7/10
Ambitious misunderstood

Bending Unit
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« Reply #138 on: 09-21-2011 13:19 »
« Last Edit on: 09-21-2011 15:20 »

I still love the funeral scene

I concur with most of your review, but that I disagree with. I loved the idea of the funeral scene and at first, I liked it. But when Bender insulted Amy, Fry and finally threw his glass at Zoidberg (it's funny when he's being treated unfairly, but not when he's actually attacked)... those moments seemed over-the-top, like Bender generally was in this episode.


spira

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #139 on: 09-21-2011 14:50 »

I agree that Bender was really overboard in this episode. I also liked the idea of the funeral scene but Bender was just such an ass that it pissed me off. I dunno, I obviously get that Bender's really self-centered (understatement) but he isn't usually that cruel to his friends. And then he enslaved them. What.

I really like the scene at the end when they are trapped in the tomb though. Lots of funny.

I love that it is just the three mains and I was amused, just turned off by Bender. But I'll give it a 7/10.
DannyJC13

Space Pope
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« Reply #140 on: 09-21-2011 17:18 »

Really Ambitious misunderstood? I think the funeral scene is one of the funniest Futurama moments.

LOUDER AND SADDER.
Ambitious misunderstood

Bending Unit
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« Reply #141 on: 09-21-2011 17:45 »

Really Ambitious misunderstood? I think the funeral scene is one of the funniest Futurama moments.

LOUDER AND SADDER.

I get you, but Bender just seemed to me like too much of a jerk, especially to Zoidberg.

But you know, I dislike some episodes that everybody loves, like Prisoners of Benda, and love some episodes that everyone hates, like Where the Buggalo Roam... maybe disagreeing with me is a good sign.
DannyJC13

Space Pope
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« Reply #142 on: 09-21-2011 17:55 »

Haha okay then.

Also, it's 'The Prisoner of Benda', not 'Prisoners of Benda'. I'm not being rude, I have a problem where I have to correct people. tongue
Otis P Jivefunk

DOOP Secretary
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« Reply #143 on: 09-21-2011 18:31 »
« Last Edit on: 09-21-2011 18:34 »

The funeral was great, Bender was a real jerk and was borderline, but the humour was still there so it was still acceptable...

It just dawned on me that my original review was from before even Super Mario Sunshine came out! That seems like freaking ages ago! Man that really puts it into perspective. Even Super Mario Galaxy seems like a long time ago, let alone that. My how time flies (well bits of it anyway)...
Gorky

Space Pope
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« Reply #144 on: 09-24-2011 17:46 »

The first act of this episode is kind of brilliant (and I would say that Bender's funeral is one of my favorite scenes in all of Futurama), but everything on Osiris 4 is pretty meh. Bender is irredeemably awful, and there aren't too many stand-out jokes to keep things entertaining. I do think that Fry and Leela are well-used (I enjoy Fry's laments on slave-hood, and Leela's running commentary about how idiotic everyone on the planet is), and there are a few moments that make me giggle (the chanting at the wall of prophecy ("We're dumb"), the thousands of snakes that can escape into the tomb)--but the story itself just doesn't do much for me.

I do like that Bender is so often used as the vehicle for these stories on mortality and what it means to live a worthwhile life, but the first act of this episode sets you up for something that should be a lot better than what actually follows. "Lethal Inspection" has a similar theme and much better execution.

6/10
DannyJC13

Space Pope
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« Reply #145 on: 09-24-2011 22:21 »

Hm, that's the second OR episode you've given a 6/10, I've seen you rate the new series even higher. tongue
Gorky

Space Pope
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« Reply #146 on: 09-25-2011 05:12 »

Oh, I know. I'll readily admit to liking a lot of season six episodes just as much as, if not more than, "Bendless Love" and "A Pharaoh to Remember." Neither episode achieves a level of greatness that I generally expect from the series as a whole, but from seasons one to four in particular. 
hobbitboy

Sir Rank-a-Lot
Urban Legend
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« Reply #147 on: 09-25-2011 13:31 »

I have emerged from the place of spells and fairies to be the first PEELican to vote in the recently added poll.   big grin

Remember me!

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

Professor
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« Reply #148 on: 09-28-2011 02:27 »

'Yes, you were doing well until everyone died.'
SpaceGoldfish fromWazn

Urban Legend
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« Reply #149 on: 09-28-2011 02:32 »

All right episode.  If its on I probably won't turn it off, but then again, I will never think "Ooh, i really feel like watching that episode!"  Not awful, but not very good either.
AdrenalinDragon

Bending Unit
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« Reply #150 on: 09-28-2011 12:29 »

Although Bender is quite dark and over the top in this episode, I think the episode manages to stay quite funny and interesting. The funeral scene was the best part, but I also liked the Egyptian guy saying "The Pharaoh... just suddenly died!",  Fry's "You remember that guy who used to bend things? You know, Hermes!" and "REMEMBER ME!" while they were escaping. Good episode that fits right in the middle for me.

8/10
DannyJC13

Space Pope
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« Reply #151 on: 09-28-2011 17:58 »

'Yes, you were doing well until everyone died.'

Wrong ep. wink
Inquisitor Hein
Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #152 on: 10-03-2011 16:32 »
« Last Edit on: 10-04-2011 20:28 »

The "varying combat ablities" always give me a grin:

There are three people, they have guns, they have a complete ship's firepower, one is a trained martial artist (okay..going bare handed against two persons with spears is usually called "suicide", but Futurama has accepted worse odds than that wink ) , the other can move several tons and should be invulnerable towards most hand weapons...
and they immediatelly surrender to two savages with spears....priceless big grin

The Star Wars reference ("I've got a bad feeling about this") was priceless smile
Beanoz4

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #153 on: 01-02-2012 19:37 »

Oh god I'm this far behind in the Random Order Thread?!
In the last episode in the ROT Thread (Bendless love) Bender was a huge jerk and in this episode he's at the same level of being a jerk. Luckily this episode has Fry and Leela so it is slightly better.

I was hoping this episode would go full sci-fi on us because I really hate the Egyptian times.

The Best Parts of the episode

Professor: Why bother remembering anything if you're just gonna forget it 5 seconds later
Scruffy(when Bender leaves room)Boy I've never seen him so down or ever before.

The entire funeral scene was defiantly the best scene in the episode I just loved Zoidberg's singing, Amy's line about going to the Professors funeral and I loved that Bender took control of his entire funeral as he later did with the Egyptians.

The lines when Fry was complaining that being a slave is a bad job

And may I say how much I loved Bender in a speedo

The episode took a slight turn for the worse when they left to deliver the huge ass rock but it then got better when Bender became a  Pharaoh.

8/10
spira

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #154 on: 01-02-2012 21:37 »

My favorite bit of this is the scene in the end, when they're trapped and Fry and Leela are trying to convince Bender they don't remember him. Something about watching the two of them team up like that is just really, really funny.

"Hey Leela, you know who I remember? That guy who used to bend things. You know, Hermes."
Solid Gold Bender

Urban Legend
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« Reply #155 on: 01-02-2012 22:14 »

Some funny scenes, but a somewhat weak plot. 8/10
UnrealLegend

Urban Legend
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« Reply #156 on: 01-03-2012 02:07 »

The funeral scene is one of the best things the show has ever done. But yeah, Bender is a pretty big jerk. 7.5/10
Tofu_Lion

Starship Captain
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« Reply #157 on: 02-28-2012 01:36 »

This is one of my favorite Bender episodes. I pretty much realize it's not a great episode, but I love how Bender is so excited about slaving, then later about slavedriving. The part where he whips a slave and floats away with his jetpack (with his hilarious angry eyes) is one of my favorite parts ever. 8.5 seems right, but having to choose between 8 and 9, I gave it a 9/10 'cause it's so frickin' funny.
meisterPOOP

Professor
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« Reply #158 on: 02-28-2012 04:54 »

I thought it was funny when the police characterized his pool heist as being perpretated by an 'angry caucasion male'.
Scrappylive

Starship Captain
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« Reply #159 on: 02-29-2012 04:09 »

And human! Don't forget human!

Scruffy: Boy, I've never seen him so down, or ever before.

Lots of great one-liners in this episode! I especially like:

Bender: I'm the first one to work. A new low.
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