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« on: 03-17-2002 01:24 »
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This is the Review Thread for Godfellas. Please open a new thread for general discussion beyond reviews.
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« Reply #1 on: 03-17-2002 14:42 »

OK, thread open. You will be <H2>spoiled</H2> if you read on!
cellery

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« Reply #2 on: 03-17-2002 14:48 »

I gave it a 4/4 on the episode rating thingee to the right, but on a 5 star system it gets a 4.5/5. I thought it was a really good episode compared to the last few, and pretty cool there's the OT thread about religion and a religion-themed episode this week. Definitely one of the finer ones this season. Bender wasn't super-jerky he was last week, that's always welcome. If you've got plans for tonight, tape this one! More later after watching it in non-MPEG form.   smile
codefish
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« Reply #3 on: 03-17-2002 17:33 »

Yet another good episode! Bender playing the clavier was a nice touch that made me turn up my speakers more than usual.  smile
B.Frankendorfer

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« Reply #4 on: 03-17-2002 19:27 »

I'll give a full review after I watch it a second time, but my first impression was that it was really great.  smile
cellery

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« Reply #5 on: 03-17-2002 19:29 »

Wow, that was even better on TV. Sublime visuals and great sound, the battle on Bender's chest had great stereo effects. Interesting representation of God as well, I wonder who did the voice?
Bakntime

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« Reply #6 on: 03-17-2002 19:30 »

Great episode!  The characters all "cared" about things, unlike the last episode (Pharaoh) where Bender's only motivation was for self promotion.

Definately funny - some good one liners:

"This is, by a wide margin, the least likely thing that has ever happened."

Overall 9/10 (4.5/5)
MuscaDomestica

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« Reply #7 on: 03-17-2002 19:30 »

Much better then the past couple, the second act was the best... more when I see it again tomarrow.
Nixorbo

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« Reply #8 on: 03-17-2002 19:31 »

I really enjoyed this one.  Irreverent, and/but fun.  Way better than "Pharoah," but not as good as "Roswell" or even "Leela's Homeworld."  Bender trying his dangdest to be a good god was fun.  And who did the voice of God?  It sounded really familiar.
Simm Nixxon

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« Reply #9 on: 03-17-2002 19:49 »

I disagree, I thought it was better than "Homeworld". The visual and audio was absolutley stunning, and the story was really cool. I liked the return of the coin operated psychic gypsy robot character. I don't think the binary nebula-galaxy thingie was really God, since he was not all-knowing; example:"Earth? which way is that?"
And what is up with the church Fry visits? It seems like it was a combination of every single world religion.
Simm Nixxon

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« Reply #10 on: 03-17-2002 19:51 »

^Oh yes, I forgot to add my grade; A-
The Baz

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« Reply #11 on: 03-17-2002 20:01 »

The story dragged in the first and second act.  But all in all it was funny to see Bender's civilization.  The Fry/Leela/Monk side story wasn't as funny as it could of been.

The end?  It could of ended with a great joke but instead with the repeated quote, blah.

B+
FishyJoe

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« Reply #12 on: 03-17-2002 20:13 »
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I think Billy West played God. He sounded like a less obnoxious Zapp.

I can't say I found myself laughing too much during the episode, but still, it was good. The story was cool and creative and stuff. I'll have to watch it again before I give a more detailed review, but I liked it.

P.S. I agree with Baz, repeating that line at the end seemed lame.
dschomburg

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« Reply #13 on: 03-17-2002 20:27 »

I'd have to give this one around a C avg. Bender is supposed to be super-jerky, that's who (what) he is.  The return of the coin-op gyp. could have been written better.
In short this ep. left me saying "meh..."
jasonlevine

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« Reply #14 on: 03-17-2002 20:29 »

Definitely an A+!  I loved the whole thing.  (Even if I did miss the opening gag... was trying to tape Justice League and watch Futurama... VCR refused to set for Comedy Central so I had to last-minute tape Futurama and watch Justice League.  Might to that from now on since I'll be able to rewind on the good gags.   smile)

Bender getting out earplugs, then ears.   wink

Helpo (was that the robot's name) as the annoyingly nice Bender-replacement.

"Bender's odor is so mild, it's being drowned out by local sources" (everyone looks at Zoidberg) "Hooray! People are paying attention to me!"

Commandment #1 God Needs Booze!

The booze brand is Lordweizer.

Bender crying over the plight of his subjects and causing a flood.

Bender trying to give a village wealth, and flattening it with a coin:  "That was a practice miracle."

"Maybe if I hug god enough he'll save us from the..." *BOOM!*

  laff   laff   laff   laff   laff
meisterPOOP

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« Reply #15 on: 03-17-2002 20:33 »

 
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Originally posted by dschomburg:
I'd have to give this one around a C avg. Bender is supposed to be super-jerky, that's who (what) he is.
I when you have been forced to live an eternity in space, something like a parasitic civilization would be amusing, but not consuming.

Tzlk
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« Reply #16 on: 03-17-2002 20:40 »

good episode all around! I liked it..hope i can find it quick.. I liked the leela/fry/monk stuff but it could have been better.  The battle in the beggining was cool too, Not as good as Roswell or Love and Rocket but it was funny..thumbs up!
Speed-Bump

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« Reply #17 on: 03-17-2002 20:57 »

I thought it was a great episode. The space pirate was pretty funny. I loved God. It was a nice return of the gypsy. The only problem was it wasn't loaded with laughs like Roswell. But it was still a funny episode.
edeltraut

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« Reply #18 on: 03-17-2002 20:58 »

I think the guy who did God's voice was Maurice Lamarche.  He did the voice for Brain the mouse.

I give it an A+, that episode's going on my list of favorites.  I don't have any original comments to add, just that I loved the monks.   big grin
McGrady

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« Reply #19 on: 03-17-2002 21:09 »

This episode was f*cking great.  I loved it.
Kev

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« Reply #20 on: 03-17-2002 21:21 »

Excellent episode!  I really liked Bender talking to "God"
Bendo

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« Reply #21 on: 03-17-2002 22:54 »

SimmNixon:
 
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And what is up with the church Fry visits? It seems like it was a combination of every single world religion.
Fry went to the church of amalgamation or something like that. Amalgamation means something like a bunch of things put together. That is why it looked as though they represented every religion - cause they did.   smile

Interesting seeing everybodies thoughts on this especially after last weeks episode. Although I enjoyed it and had plenty of stuff in it to think about it really didn't do much for me. I would put this a step above Where the Buggalo Roam which I thought was the poorest episode of the season.

Judging by the trailer that I saw for this episode it looked like it may have been a parody of a classic episode of The Twilight Zone so I may have been going into this with a little bit skewed perspective.
I certainly thought this episode had alot of stuff that people complained about A Pharoh to Remember but didn't have as strong as jokes as that episode. It all seemed like a setup to me, however this episode did tackle some grander ideals and themes than did A Pharoh to Remember.
RM
Kryten

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« Reply #22 on: 03-17-2002 23:26 »

This was brilliant. One of the best ever. Excellent visual effects. Thought-provoking story. A Bender who's sleazy, but not pure evil.
Xenomorph
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« Reply #23 on: 03-17-2002 23:33 »

Truly brilliant. A
Sarge

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« Reply #24 on: 03-18-2002 01:48 »

I liked the simplicity of beatiful nebula backgrounds. This was more like the Bender I love than 'A Pharoah To Remember'. Bender being confronted with god-like powers & its terrible consequences.
I really liked Leelas' humming in the beginning of the episode.  smile
BrainSluggo

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« Reply #25 on: 03-18-2002 03:41 »

After three new episodes that ranged from explosive disasters to mere disappointments, "Godfellas" puts us back in The Zone, baby. Oh, thank you God.

For me, every joke clicked, nothing was "too much" (or too little), there was a nice balance of character interaction, emotion, sci-fi parody, "deep" introspection (...in "Futurama"? Oh ye Gods!) and pure wackiness. Bloops were kept to a minimum. (I'd ask why Fry & Leela didn't just take the ship to the monastery, but why ask why? It was funnier this way. Never mind the origin of the who-needs-an-atmosphere Shrimpkins.)

My highlights:
1) The Space Pirate Captain. ("They're pirates...but they're in SPACE!!!&quot wink
2) "Let us out! We cooked our shoes in the dryer and ate them! Now we're bored!"
3) The Moving Rickety Bridge.
4) "Come back and see me when I've had some sleep, baby!"
5) Helper. Oh God, I love to hate him. Come back soon! To die!
6) "There! Now when they find me, they'll know what the score was!"
7) God actually joins the cast. That took some brainballs.

Huzzah!
Sera

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« Reply #26 on: 03-18-2002 06:03 »

the whole show reminds one of the game "Black & White". The scene where bender saves the kid and how god looks like come from that game
at least its a 1st time that the show follows a game instead of other shows
Citizen77

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« Reply #27 on: 03-18-2002 07:57 »

One of the best epps.  cool
BlackCoke

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« Reply #28 on: 03-18-2002 08:05 »
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I think the writers should make up their minds, Bender seemed very nice in this episode.

And I loved it.
Drippy_taco

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« Reply #29 on: 03-18-2002 08:28 »

See that's your mistake, don't ask for consistency from Futurama, only ask for laughs and you shan&#8217;t be disappointed.

Anyway, it was a damn good episode, but two Bender-heavy episodes in a row (A Pharaoh To Remember - Godfellas) kinda leave a bad aftertaste.  Strangely enough, I'm in the mood for a Zoidberg episode.  Come on, where's the redundancy on poor old Zoidberg?

Mighta been lame using it twice, but still my favorite quote from this episode was:  "When you do things right, people won't be sure you've done anything at all".  I dunno, maybe it's because if you think about it, that quote makes a lot of sense... or maybe it was just his big powerful voice *swoon*

I had jello today.
Ricky

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« Reply #30 on: 03-18-2002 09:25 »

I thought it was pretty good, but I expected Bender to be more of an evil dictator when he finally had the chance. Nevertheless, it enters my convenient database of top-10 Futurama episodes to watch.
Nixorbo

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« Reply #31 on: 03-18-2002 10:12 »

Hey, yeah, this is a Bender-iffic episode I truly enjoyed.  Wow, that doesn't happen often.

Anyway, how could I forget the beautiful visuals in this ep?  I kept finding myself going, "Ooh, pretty . . ."
Citizen77

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« Reply #32 on: 03-18-2002 10:51 »

I agree. Excellent use of color and the space battle was superb!  cool
rkbentley

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« Reply #33 on: 03-18-2002 11:28 »

Love the episode. The villagers were the icing on the cake, making the beer, the mob, the nuclear stock pile, the mushroom cloud of Bender's butt was priceless. So has Thursday become a Futurama rerun night?
VelourFog

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« Reply #34 on: 03-18-2002 11:45 »

i only watched it once and a half but I kinda thought this episode sucked.  Or at least wasn't very good.  The visuals were sexxy, but i'm not really into that kind of stuff.  I'd much rather have good writing than stunning visuals (ie: "home movies")  I'm not going to "vote" on this till I watch it again later, but it just seemed kinda bland to me.  and the little people sucked.
BlackCoke

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« Reply #35 on: 03-18-2002 12:09 »

 
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Originally posted by Drippy_taco:
See that's your mistake, don't ask for consistency from Futurama, only ask for laughs and you shan’t be disappointed.
I just want things to make sense, or else it's just gay. I wouldnt find it funny if Hermes were a frog for the rest of the episodes.
B.Frankendorfer

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« Reply #36 on: 03-18-2002 12:23 »
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Originally posted by BlackCoke:
I just want things to make sense, or else it's just gay. I wouldnt find it funny if Hermes were a frog for the rest of the episodes.

How could a TV show have a sexual orientation?
Moonside

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« Reply #37 on: 03-18-2002 12:32 »

My attention kept being wrongfully stolen away (the horror!) so I'll have to see it again before I can review properly. It seemed like a good enough ep, but man, this season sure is starting to ache for some good Fry.
Sarge

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« Reply #38 on: 03-18-2002 13:08 »

 
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Originally posted by VelourFog:
and the little people sucked.

Hey, they prefer to be called....oh...you said little people.....sorry.

Nixorbo

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« Reply #39 on: 03-18-2002 14:29 »

They're Space Lilliputians.
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