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mirtin

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« on: 06-18-2009 08:00 »
« Last Edit on: 06-18-2009 18:21 by Nixorbo »

The old thread is almost going to be closed down,and no one posts on there anymore.

What do you think the  worst episode is?For me its "Bender should not be allowed on tv" i barley chuckled,And i didnt think that the f.a.r.t joke was funny.

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« Reply #1 on: 06-18-2009 08:21 »

wrost?
hobbitboy

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« Reply #2 on: 06-18-2009 12:13 »

Yeah, you know, like Frost but with more W and less F.

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« Reply #3 on: 06-18-2009 12:15 »

mirtin, BSNBAOTV was a good ep, don't knock it.

Hmm wrost episode? If I had to say one, it would be lobstertainment or future stock.
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« Reply #4 on: 06-18-2009 15:21 »
« Last Edit on: 06-18-2009 15:24 »

 
mirtin, BSNBAOTV was a good ep, don't knock it.

Now, c'mon: worst (and, to a lesser extent, "wrost") is a subjective term; just 'cause mirtin doesn't like "Bender Should Not Be Allowed on TV", that doesn't mean his opinion is wrong or that he's knocking it. (That said, though, I really like that episode. But that's just me.)

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Hmm wrost episode? If I had to say one, it would be lobstertainment or future stock.

I actually watched "That's Lobstertainment!" yesterday, and I didn't find it as awful as it's often built up to be. Sure, it is by no means the best Futurama has to offer, but it has its merits. The story itself is just kind of...bleh. But, in theory, the crew going to Hollywood and having wacky adventures should be kind of fun to see. I just feel like they executed the idea poorly. But there are moments of isolated hilarity (the Fry/Leela subplot isn't half bad; everything with Calculon is essentially comedic gold). 'Course, that's just my opinion.

My least favorite episode has to be "Where the Buggalo Roam." It's just so...boring. Kif and Amy are pretty sweet, and Zapp is funny, but the PE crew is absolutely wasted. I know that the focus of the episode was meant to be Kif, and I feel as if he can carry an episode on his own (I mean, I love "Kif Gets Knocked Up a Notch"), but this story just didn't cut it for me.
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« Reply #5 on: 06-18-2009 16:27 »

"The Route Of All Evil" is pretty weak. I dunno if it's the "wrost" episode, but there's little to distinguish it.
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« Reply #6 on: 06-18-2009 16:28 »

Lobstertainment/The Honking/Bend Her.

Also the topic says "epsiode" too. Nobody mentioned that smile
mirtin

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« Reply #7 on: 06-18-2009 16:29 »

Sorry for spelling It wrong,i was in a bit of a rush.   
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« Reply #8 on: 06-18-2009 16:38 »

Tie between I Dated a Robot and TBWABB for me.

I Dated a Robot spends too much of it's time focusing on it's celebrity. Lucy Lui made it work as best as she could but it was still boring. There was a lot of potential with sex-bots but it seems wasted too me.

To be a little mean, I don't even know why they chose Lucy Lui. She wasn't a big star even at the time (kinda sad that they can only reference a bad lawyer show and some movies based off a 70's T.V. show as her career), and there was no indication that she would be. Fry couldn't have possibly have known about her since he only saw 30 seconds of Single Female Lawyer (Ally Mcbeal) and the Charlies Angels movies hadn't come out yet.

TBWABB is something I don't need to go into detail about. Many on this board know my reasons for disliking it. I'll link to those: http://www.peelified.com/index.php?topic=17266.msg1021789#msg1021789 (there is a link to my OOC post from there)

P.S. Bendin' in the Wind is a much better episode with a pervasive celebrity appearance. That's because Beck is in the background to Bender's story rather than being a huge part of the story himself. He isn't forced into the starring role but rather is used to tie Bender to the main plot.
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« Reply #9 on: 06-18-2009 17:04 »

Every time I try pick one epsiode as the wrost I just end up thinking about the good parts that it has and think "Eh, I guess it's not the wrost epsiode".
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« Reply #10 on: 06-18-2009 18:03 »

It is just really difficult to say there is a wrost, I mean, the least rewatchable episode I believe is "A Leela of Her Own", but it really is just personal preference I think
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« Reply #11 on: 06-18-2009 21:52 »

The Cryonic Woman
That's Lobstertainment

are two eps I refuse to waste my time watching.
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« Reply #12 on: 06-18-2009 22:03 »

People always say The Cryonic Woman as one of the worst episodes. I don't see it. I think it's a good one.  hmpf
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« Reply #13 on: 06-18-2009 22:13 »

funny so many people hate Cryonic Woman.  I actually kinda like that episode.  It's got some problems, enough problems for me to go write a 120 page fanfiction to try and fix them, but the humor is good.  And the plot is at least interesting.

A Leela of Her Own and BWABB are the wrost episodes, in my opinion.  Leela of Her Own is just plain boring and BWABB is, well, awful.  

FistfulOAwesome

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« Reply #14 on: 06-18-2009 22:18 »

I make a case for Cryonic Woman and A Leela of her Own (with some help by Gorky) being at least decent here: http://www.peelified.com/index.php?topic=2875.msg1041160#msg1041160
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« Reply #15 on: 06-18-2009 22:25 »

Good humor can make up for a lousy story. Episodes like A Leela of Her Own, Cryonic Woman, I Dated A Robot, and Bend Her are at least funny enough to make them entertaining. Even Lobstertainment had some decent humor.

The Beck episode is probably the worst. Just not very many funny jokes...plus a lame story and too much celebrity suck-up'ing.
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« Reply #16 on: 06-18-2009 22:43 »

I disagree on the Beck episode. While I'm not a big fan of celebrities appearing as themselves on the show, Beck did it the most right. He was part of the plot but not the focus, he was willing to make fun of himself, and he was sort of essential to tie Bender into the world of Vaguely Folkish Alterna-Rock. There are also plenty of classic lines (Bender's fake ruse in ITWGY was basically done here first), a bunch of Beck's self-parodying lines are great ("Like when I wrote Devil's Haircut I was feeling really... What's that song about?"), and it contains my favorite sign gag in the series (No shirt, No shoes, What are you washing?).

By contrast the Lucy Lui episode does none of these things. She doesn't matter to the plot, her jokes fall flat (I'm sure she was trying, but the lines aren't great and she doesn't really work as a comedic actress), and the episode focuses way too much on the robot. I don't know, it just doesn't work for me.
Curious Gorge

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« Reply #17 on: 06-18-2009 23:30 »

The Route of All Evil and BWABB.

Aside from those two I'm a big fan of just about every other episode.
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« Reply #18 on: 06-18-2009 23:40 »
« Last Edit on: 06-18-2009 23:55 »

Man, I actually love Route (also defended in that link up there). Now I know what a BWABB lover feels like when I bash that movie (still sucks).

You know, let's all agree that no matter how bad an episode is there is at least one line or segment in each episode that makes us laugh.

That said, I second The Honking. It is slow, boring, stupid, and a waste at it's attempted subject matter (old-Monster movies like Dracula and the Werewolf). It does have some saving graces (B-E-N-D-E-R  Beeeennndddeer!, The introduction of the Gypsy, Kitt having evil Windshield wipers, I choose to believe what I was programmed to believe!) but they doesn't make up for the bad parts.
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« Reply #19 on: 06-18-2009 23:50 »

BWABB was like the only Futurama movie I wasn't disappointed in. It's still leagues better than Bender's Game..
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« Reply #20 on: 06-18-2009 23:51 »

Also, the movies shouldn't factor in to this. They are inarguably inferior to the episodes.
FistfulOAwesome

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« Reply #21 on: 06-19-2009 00:00 »

Books: Incorrect! I doubt all 4 movies are of inferior quality to every episode in the series (your own post admits that you like some of them better than the others so clearly they aren't of the same quality). There might be someone who thinks all 4 movies are of inferior quality to every episode in the series but that person is one in a million and I doubt that person is you.

The movies count (ITWGY top 10, BBS/BG somewhere in the 40/50's, BWABB dead last with I Dated A Robot).
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« Reply #22 on: 06-19-2009 00:04 »
« Last Edit on: 06-19-2009 00:07 »

I loved BWABB, Bender's Game is far worse than it. I loved Beast and, until Green, it was my favorite of the movies. Sure you can say it dispenses the character development, but it's damn funny compared to Score and Game (especially Game) and had a lot of replay value without having to watch the cheesy Lars and Leelu scenes over and over and over again. I'll even say that the thing I liked least about the movies was Leelu. Well, other than the last half of Game. Game had some promise but failed epically with the fantasy portion.

Worst? I'd go with The Cryonic Woman, Where the Buggalo Roam, and I Dated A Robot. And Bender's Game was by far the worst movie, yet it wasn't near as bad as these episodes. I can't remember one redeeming quality to Cryonic other than the joke at the end about being in LA, yet this was reconned later in the series so the joke has no value anymore. Buggalo really doesn't have any redeeming qualities, it's horrible. Robot had some jokes in it, the one standing out was the gag of Kidnapster, but that's it. There are a few other episodes that ride the line between bad and meh, but not worth mentioning in the worst episode thread.
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« Reply #23 on: 06-19-2009 00:06 »

I can't even remotely begin to take you seriously if you think Bender's Game was better than BWABB. I almost couldn't even make it through BG. It was agony, because I like Futurama so much frown

Anyways, scores.

BBS: 6/10
BWABB: 6.5/10
BG: 2/10 (completely worthless in my opinion)
ITWGY: 6.5/10
mirtin

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« Reply #24 on: 06-19-2009 00:14 »
« Last Edit on: 06-19-2009 00:34 »

I think the second worst was BG.I had to watch season 1-4  all over again to get rid of that bad feeling BG gave me.It was like watching the new Family Guy episodes. hmpf 
FistfulOAwesome

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« Reply #25 on: 06-19-2009 00:18 »

I don't feel like discussing the movies (my post was about how not all of them are worse than every episode and that it'd be hard to find a person who thinks so, not about discussing the merits of the movies). My first post in this thread already links to my very long post about my opinions on the movies. Read through that and if someone that has the same/similar opinion as you guys hasn't already defended it accurately then go ahead and post there and I'll meet you.
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« Reply #26 on: 06-19-2009 02:10 »
« Last Edit on: 06-19-2009 02:34 »

i don't like the route of all evil very much, but then again cubert ruins almost anything anything he touches.

also i'm not a big fan of i dated a robot, except for the '50s-type educational film and the beginning.
mirtin

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« Reply #27 on: 06-19-2009 02:15 »
« Last Edit on: 06-19-2009 02:21 »

Any episode with Cubert is considered The worst episode in my book,except "A Clone Of My Own".
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« Reply #28 on: 06-19-2009 06:29 »

People always say The Cryonic Woman as one of the worst episodes. I don't see it. I think it's a good one.  hmpf

Second.

I also don't get the Route Of All Evil bashing, it's not the best epsiode but I certainly don't think it's the wrost. Even if you didn't like the story you have to admit that it has some good parts to it.
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« Reply #29 on: 06-19-2009 07:52 »
« Last Edit on: 06-19-2009 09:31 »

Quote from: Jezzem
Even if you didn't like the story you have to admit that it has some good parts to it.
Quote from: FistfulOAwesome
You know, let's all agree that no matter how bad an episode is there is at least one line or segment in each episode that makes us laugh.

That's the thing, Jezzem. Every episode of Futurama has it's good parts (even my unabashed Beast hatred doesn't blind me to Deathball). It's an overwhelming amount of bad parts that makes someone dislike an episode. A good part, no matter how good, doesn't make up for a lot of bad parts (Buttherest episodes).

For the record, I've already written up in the best episode thread how The Cryonic Woman is somewhat underrated and how Route of All Evil (or any Dwight/Cubert episode) is heavily underrated.
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« Reply #30 on: 06-19-2009 08:46 »

You know, let's all agree that no matter how bad an episode is there is at least one line or segment in each episode that makes us laugh.

Indeed, in both the Route of All Evil and BWABB there are moments that have me laughing out loud, there isn't a single Futurama episode that's failed to do that.

Don't get me wrong, I don't hate them so much I couldn't stomach to watch them but compared to other episodes they are both noticeably the weakest in my opinion.

They're both rather alike really in that I much preferred the subplots (brewing beer inside Bender and the League of Robots) compared to the actual main plot.
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« Reply #31 on: 06-19-2009 13:20 »

Actually, no, my least favourite episode by a longshot is a leela of her own. I really hate that episode.
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« Reply #32 on: 06-19-2009 13:38 »

I'm not a fan of The Deep South, actually.

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« Reply #33 on: 06-19-2009 13:43 »

That's probably one of my favourites :/
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« Reply #34 on: 06-19-2009 17:15 »

Actually, no, my least favourite episode by a longshot is a leela of her own. I really hate that episode.

I don't hate that episode but I'd have to agree.
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« Reply #35 on: 06-19-2009 19:52 »

I can't even remotely begin to take you seriously if you think Bender's Game was better than BWABB. I almost couldn't even make it through BG. It was agony, because I like Futurama so much frown


Im with him.  The four movies were the worst, but they were not episodes so I am going to go with Bend Her and Kif get Knocked up a Notch.
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« Reply #36 on: 06-20-2009 01:07 »

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Im with him.  The four movies were the worst, but they were not episodes so I am going to go with Bend Her and Kif get Knocked up a Notch.

And there, in the wilds of the internet is the elusive Futurama Movie-Hater. This creature knows nothing of comparison and vastly different styles. For him, every Futurama movie is the same absolute piece of trash that is inferior to every episode of the series, even I Dated A Robot or Obsolete Fabulous. So blinded by his nostalgia is he, that he won't even admit that possibly each movie should be rated differently and likely at least one movie will rank higher than an episode. Thank you for reading on tonight's Wild Kingdom.
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« Reply #37 on: 06-20-2009 01:25 »

You're going to go off on Obsoletely Fabulous now? Must you hate every good episode?
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« Reply #38 on: 06-20-2009 02:22 »

Luck of the Fryrish isn't as good as Where No Fan Has Gone Before.
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« Reply #39 on: 06-20-2009 02:54 »

I love all the episodes in there own way, but "Less than Hero" has the least of that love.
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