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Gorky

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« Reply #120 on: 08-12-2009 01:39 »

Um, yes, a compliment. Why thank you, Books.

It occurred to me the other day that there are probably about four episodes that you could erase from the series and I wouldn't miss 'em. "Where the Buggalo Roam" (which I've already declared my personal Worst. Episode. Ever), "The Lesser of Two Evils", "That's Lobstertainment", and "A Pharaoh to Remember." None of those episodes are remotely memorable. They're not necessarily horrible, but they just don't thrill me.
Frisco17

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« Reply #121 on: 08-12-2009 05:30 »

I literally exclaimed "Jesus" out loud after whilst scrolling through the length of some of those posts. Gorky and FoA, you are truly nerds among nerds.

You should have seen some of the posts in the ship thread a few years ago. These are nothing.
homerjaysimpson

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« Reply #122 on: 08-12-2009 14:51 »

Looks like a bunch of crap was cut out. frown
GreyThinkyWhale

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« Reply #123 on: 08-12-2009 15:23 »

I don't dislike any episodes. Where the Buggalo Roam is often my go-to for worst episode pick, but in reality, I really like that episode. I'm not a fan of Flexo episodes, and there are definitely episodes that are weaker than others... but I like them all.

As for the movies, there are acts and parts of them that are far weaker than any episode, in my opinion, but on the whole I like them all a lot as well, and I may even regard the second half of Bender's Big Score more highly than any one episode.
leela09

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« Reply #124 on: 08-16-2009 09:51 »

I do not really dislike any of them,but the weakest 4 of them for me are
1.Thats Lobstertainment too much John and not enough Zapp
2.Buggalo  there's alot wong with this episode.heh heh
3 Route of all Evil.The writers tried to re-do Cuberts attitude and forgot to add any humor.
4.Bendin in the Wind.Not funny AND it has Beck in it.
Super Hans

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« Reply #125 on: 08-19-2009 21:58 »

Good point on number 3, I really don't like the way they changed Cubert, I thought the original Cubert was a great embodiment of the nerdy fanbase, he was almost universally hated by fans which I thought was kind of the point but I guess he stuck too much of a nerve with many and unfortunetly the writers decided to tone him down.
willsterdude3000

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« Reply #126 on: 08-20-2009 18:38 »

where no fan has been before is my worst episode, because I don't  watch star trek and this episode isn't particularly funny. It's hard to choose my worst episode because I like them all really.
Go-a-Green-a

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« Reply #127 on: 08-20-2009 22:06 »

I liked Where No Fan Has Gone Before (it was on last night up here) and I even liked it before I became a Trek fan. I though it was pretty good, I'm not sure what my least favourite is but the weakest was probably That's Lobstertainment, like you had said, leela09.
Tedward

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« Reply #128 on: 08-20-2009 22:12 »

"Where the Buggalo Roam" (which I've already declared my personal Worst. Episode. Ever)

Where the Buggalo Roam is often my go-to for worst episode pick

2.Buggalo  there's alot wong with this episode.heh heh

I’m well aware that everyone has their own opinion and that there are certain episodes which more or less are considered stronger or weaker by most fans, but why is there this much dislike for “Where the Buggalo Roam?” This episode actually ranks pretty highly with me…
seymor_asses

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« Reply #129 on: 08-20-2009 23:14 »

Honestly the sting really failed in my eyes. =/
FistfulOAwesome

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« Reply #130 on: 08-20-2009 23:40 »

I gotta go with Tedward. WTBR isn't in my top list, but it's a good episode. My only real annoyances with the episode is Kif's continued treatment as weak/effeminate and, as Gorky brought up, F/L/B not really having a purpose.

Still, some good bits came from Kif's effeminacy (Oh, Monkey Trumpets!, Fluid Filled Bladders) and from F/L/B tagging along (the campfire scene specifically (and the majority reason they came along is a big joke at "main" characters of TV shows being shoved into events they usually have no bearing on (A.K.A. tagging along). Also, any episode that figured into ITWGY being so great can't be bad.
Svip

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« Reply #131 on: 08-21-2009 00:02 »

In my mind, I don't mind when the focus on F/L/B is lessen in a particular episode, even if it means they are practically useless for the plot.  While they are there - because it is Futurama - it doesn't mean all plots should necessarily involve them.  I find "Where the Buggalo Roam" a good episode, because introduces a set new characters, ideas and focuses on things we don't usually see as a focus.

Plus, no scene on Earth.

And now, I have to apologise as I go meta.  This is a direct shout out to FistfulOAwesome; I like your posts, they are often very insightful and filled with reasoning, but damn do I hate the fact that you almost always forget to close your brackets.

In your previous post, you opened 4 brackets, and closed 2.  You have two brackets unclosed!!!  Your semantic is fucked.  It drives me nuts.
Gorky

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« Reply #132 on: 08-21-2009 00:14 »

Oh, I'm not opposed to episodes where the three main characters don't really figure into the plot...at least in theory. For example, I love "Kif Gets Knocked Up a Notch"; I feel like it succeeds where "Where the Buggalo Roam" fails. The focus of both episodes is the Kif/Amy relationship, and Fry, Leela, and Bender are really only there as set-dressing (well, Leela is the, uh, female parental figure of Kif's children, but whatever).  They tag along to the birthing, much like they do to Mission: Buggalo Retrieval, with a flimsy excuse (which, like FoA points out, is meant to be a send-up of the old sitcom cliche of the main characters involving themselves in events that really don't concern them). When it comes to the construction of the stories, the episodes are very similar. I just find "Kif Gets Knocked Up a Notch" to be much funnier than "Where the Buggalo Roam." The plot in WtBR just happened to engage me much less than the plot of KGKUaN.

These episode acronyms are wacky, ain't they?
FistfulOAwesome

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« Reply #133 on: 08-21-2009 00:48 »
« Last Edit on: 08-22-2009 00:00 »

@Svip: Thanks for the compliment! I always figured I was a few misspellings and tantrums away from being a troll.

As for the brackets, I don't know whether it's proper grammar or not, but I always figured the last bracket counts as a bracket for all the previous ones. (This (and This) looks better to me than (This (and This)). Since it's wrong I'll change my future posts (and maybe some of my wordier earlier posts) to reflect that.

@Gorky: Aside from the Native Martians seemingly supernatural control of Tornadoes (Although it could probably explained away as Nanites tuned to the NM's voices), I find WTBR to have a more engaging plot than KGKUAN (and you probably already know why: http://www.peelified.com/index.php?topic=16354.msg1027988#msg1027988).
Tedward

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« Reply #134 on: 08-21-2009 01:30 »

In my mind, I don't mind when the focus on F/L/B is lessen in a particular episode, even if it means they are practically useless for the plot.  While they are there - because it is Futurama - it doesn't mean all plots should necessarily involve them.  I find "Where the Buggalo Roam" a good episode, because introduces a set new characters, ideas and focuses on things we don't usually see as a focus.

Plus, no scene on Earth.

I agree entirely.

I just find "Kif Gets Knocked Up a Notch" to be much funnier than "Where the Buggalo Roam." The plot in WtBR just happened to engage me much less than the plot of KGKUaN.

So this is another case of simple difference in personal preference as opposed to plot holes or exceptionally bad characterization? That’s a relief; I was beginning to wonder if there were major problems with that episode that I somehow failed to notice throughout the years…at any rate, Gorky, you must really love every single episode of Futurama if “Where the Buggalo Roam” is your personal worst episode only because you don’t find it that funny.
Gorky

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« Reply #135 on: 08-21-2009 01:36 »

...at any rate, Gorky, you must really love every single episode of Futurama if Where the Buggalo Roam is your personal worst episode only because you don’t find it that funny.

It's called having low standards. tongue
Tedward

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« Reply #136 on: 08-21-2009 01:51 »
« Last Edit on: 08-21-2009 02:00 »

Oh, I was thinking it was a combination of intense optimism and tolerance...which is sort of what having low standards is, I suppose... smile

I'm pretty sure that's the first emoticon I've ever used...
Gorky

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« Reply #137 on: 08-21-2009 02:30 »

Honestly, it's more that, for me, "worst" is synonymous with "least interesting", "least memorable", and "least rewatchable." I don't think that there's any episode of the show that's written badly--I just think that some episodes are more well-conceived and entertaining than others. Every episode, regardless of how I feel about it overall, has at least a few chuckle-worthy moments, a few redeemable aspects.

That being said: If I'm in the mood to watch some Futurama, "Where the Buggalo Roam" is literally the last episode I would consider popping into the ol' DVD player--hence, I consider it the worst episode.
Tedward

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« Reply #138 on: 08-21-2009 02:42 »

Honestly, it's more that, for me, "worst" is synonymous with "least interesting", "least memorable", and "least rewatchable." I don't think that there's any episode of the show that's written badly--I just think that some episodes are more well-conceived and entertaining than others. Every episode, regardless of how I feel about it overall, has at least a few chuckle-worthy moments, a few redeemable aspects.

Oh, I agree with this completely. I didn't mean that you were using humor as the only factor in determining how good or bad an episode is (and hey, I definitely don't). I'm just a bit surprised that "Where the Buggalo Roam" is overall the worst episode for you. It's fine though; again, we all have our own preferences and such.
leela09

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« Reply #139 on: 08-21-2009 03:27 »
« Last Edit on: 08-21-2009 03:29 »

I dislike Buggalo because the dynamic of the Wongs, Kif and Amy just leaves me cold.
I don't care just as long as you call me grandma.
I dislike Kif because he is just as big a bully as Zapp.When he is given Fry as an aide,he is harder on Fry than Zapp is on him so no sympathy on his problems with Zapp.I think that he is a whiner and gets far too much emphasis on this show.
I guess the writers felt they had to develop the Wong family,but I wish they had developed the Lrrr family instead.
As an aside to this question.I hate that Amy gets all the weird love matches on the show.
First Fry then Kif and soon to be Bender.


Why do I have to be a crustacean.I wanted to be Poppler all my life.
Jezzem

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« Reply #140 on: 08-21-2009 05:05 »

I dislike Kif because he is just as big a bully as Zapp.When he is given Fry as an aide,he is harder on Fry than Zapp is on him so no sympathy on his problems with Zapp.

Huh? I always thought the fact that he's so hard of Fry was just supposed to be a joke...
Frisco17

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« Reply #141 on: 08-21-2009 05:23 »

As an aside to this question.I hate that Amy gets all the weird love matches on the show.
First Fry then Kif and soon to be Bender.

So Edna and Umbriel don't count for Fry? I think that's much wierder than anybody Amy's been with, except for M5438.
leela09

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« Reply #142 on: 08-21-2009 06:18 »

Im running Windows 84 on my Commodore so my quote thingy doesn't work so Jezzem:I guess with Kiffy he came out of his meek shell when he had someone under him to bully.He took Zapps personality trait.
For Frisco 17 I can see the Umbriel infatuation but in no way was he attracted to Edna.He called her a" mud bug" anyway.
Amys relationship with Kif has been going in some form since Flight to Remember Episode 10 first season.I think Fry and Umbriel was always going to be a dream
Jezzem

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« Reply #143 on: 08-21-2009 06:27 »

No I meant it was just supposed to be a joke because he's so meek and so Fry's not too worried and then Kif gets all mean with his "You'll speak when spoken to you filthy worm!" and then the audience laughs... You know... Not necessarily supposed to be like an actual personality trait of his or something.
Go-a-Green-a

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« Reply #144 on: 08-21-2009 06:40 »

Yeah, I thought that was just a joke too. You know, just his way of 'seeing how it feels'.
leela09

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« Reply #145 on: 08-21-2009 07:43 »
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I think you can judge someones character if you give them power over another in some form.Kif has a lot of repressed feelings in his dealings with Zapp.He was able to show them when roles were reversed and he was the boss.Just my opinion.

Whale biologist
Jezzem

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« Reply #146 on: 08-21-2009 07:48 »

the suit was ugly
coldangel

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« Reply #147 on: 08-21-2009 07:50 »

I think you can judge someones character if you give them power over another in some form

Like that time I was given dominion over all the creatures of the Earth and for a while I turned into an arsehole.
leela09

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« Reply #148 on: 08-21-2009 08:21 »

I've always heard that Aussies were well balanced.
A chip on both shoulders.


That was a joke Ringo.
seattlejohn01

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« Reply #149 on: 08-21-2009 08:24 »

willsterdude3000

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« Reply #150 on: 08-21-2009 13:27 »

One of the episodes I don't like is the one that upsets me and others- jurassic bark. I mean, that montage at the end is so so so sad. thats why when i watch that episode, i turn it off before the montage at the end.
coldangel

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« Reply #151 on: 08-21-2009 13:36 »

Thus completely circumventing the stirring emotional impact that made the episode famous and one of the best-loved of the series. Smart cookie, you are. I hope you aren't implying that it's one of the 'worst' because it makes you sad. Eliciting that kind of emotional response from a cartoon is a pretty impressive accomplishment.
hobo bot

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« Reply #152 on: 08-21-2009 13:39 »

Yep exactly, thats what makes it so good, it tugs on the old heart strings. Does NOT make it a bad episode!
Go-a-Green-a

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« Reply #153 on: 08-21-2009 20:44 »

Jurassic Bark is a great episode! In fact it's one of my favourites because it's so sad. You can say you don't like it because it's sad but you can't say it's the worst.
leela09

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« Reply #154 on: 08-21-2009 21:41 »

I have seen on some other boards,JB as their least favorite ep.They cite the almost crushing sentimentality as a reason.You either love it or hate it I guess.
Go-a-Green-a

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« Reply #155 on: 08-21-2009 21:42 »

So true.
FistfulOAwesome

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« Reply #156 on: 08-21-2009 21:50 »

I have seen on some other boards,JB as their least favorite ep.They cite the almost crushing sentimentality as a reason.You either love it or hate it I guess.

I can only guess that those other boards are filled with idiots. Good thing I found PEEL.
hobbitboy

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« Reply #157 on: 08-22-2009 15:14 »


   I can only guess that those other boards are filled with idiots. Good thing I found PEEL.


Don't be fooled. This board is filled with idiots, too!

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FistfulOAwesome

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« Reply #158 on: 08-22-2009 22:04 »


   I can only guess that those other boards are filled with idiots. Good thing I found PEEL.


Don't be fooled. This board is filled with idiots, too!

Shhh! Do you want to reveal our presence to the Normals!?
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« Reply #159 on: 08-23-2009 04:54 »

When I first saw it i really hated (well as much as you can hate futurama) Futurestock but know i like it so now i'd say Insane in the Mainframe
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