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Nixons Head

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« Reply #200 on: 08-28-2009 20:58 »

I dont like that episode either mainly because michelle is so damn hateable.

By the way not going to complain about this guy anymore its decended PEEL into mayhem. 90% willsterdude, 10% futurama
Wonderpants

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« Reply #201 on: 08-28-2009 21:09 »

Perhaps there should be some kind of member ranking system.

Willsterdude would of course be Zoidberg, since no one likes him. big grin
FistfulOAwesome

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« Reply #202 on: 08-28-2009 21:18 »

Michelle ruined 219. The first act is brilliant but the rest was hit-and-miss, with miss being hit more often. An episode with the crew fired had so much potential but they squandered it on Michelle. She wasn't even a bad idea, so much as bad execution. Using her to tie into Fry's past could have predated Luck of the Fryish for Fry's Past episodes, but the crew went for tired Possessive Ex-Girlfriend jokes. A real shame.

As for whether there can be a worst episode of Futurama or not, there is. Everyone has one because while it can be hard, you can always nail down which is the worst episode for you, because you'll always be able to find one you don't like as much as the other 87. Try to remember that worst doesn't mean bad. It can be considered another way of saying least good.

Still, I do have worst episodes, where worst means bad (two, on the first page of this topic). We can all agree that the worst Futurama is better than most of everything on TV, but that seems like a moot point. Why bother comparing Futurama do dreck like crappy fat guy/fairly attractive wife sitcom #589? It's always going to come out favorably. I choose to compare Futurama do it's greatest competitor: Itself. The two episodes I picked absolutely fail to even be average Futurama episodes, so they are the worst.
Ralph Snart

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« Reply #203 on: 08-28-2009 21:54 »


Anyone who is going to come on to a forum about a show which has been cancelled for 5 years will be big fans who will atleast know who the stars of the show are (or so i thought until this guy came along)

If anybody really wants to piss off Nixorbo, mention seeing Nibbler's shadow on the first episode.

I don't think he's banned anybody for that one - yet - but I'm sure it will happen one day.
willsterdude3000

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« Reply #204 on: 08-28-2009 21:59 »

I'll do it right now.....
Hey, did you see nibbler's shadow in episode 1ACV01- Space pilot 3000? I was amazed when I first saw it.
Go-a-Green-a

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« Reply #205 on: 08-28-2009 22:52 »
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I'll do it right now.....
Hey, did you see nibbler's shadow in episode 1ACV01- Space pilot 3000? I was amazed when I first saw it.

Oh, I see. This guy WANTS to piss everybody off. Now it makes more sence. I'm just going to ignore him from now on.
Frisco17

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« Reply #206 on: 08-29-2009 00:09 »

Go-a-Green-a

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« Reply #207 on: 08-29-2009 00:10 »



Agreed, now can we get back on topic?
Hfire

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« Reply #208 on: 09-25-2009 16:21 »

worst episode is without a doubt: That's Lobstertainment. I love zoidburg to death but his uncle annoys me.
Nixons Head

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« Reply #209 on: 09-25-2009 20:13 »

Yeah, I watched that last night and well...... its defo one of the worst. Hardly any Fry, Leela or Farnsorth. The Bender, Calculon stuff was good though.
Hfire

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« Reply #210 on: 09-26-2009 00:47 »

yeah thats what made it bearable. still best series ever.
lavalamp247

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« Reply #211 on: 11-01-2009 21:23 »

I personally dont like The honking its not interesting
Spacedal11

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« Reply #212 on: 12-06-2009 23:56 »

The only episode I really dislike is the Cryonic Woman. Other episodes I'm not fond of usually have good commentary so I don't mind them as much, but even the commentary for CW is just terrible! Which shocked me so I never watch it.
LobsterMooch
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« Reply #213 on: 12-07-2009 02:54 »

Cryonic Woman. There is nothing that can save that episode. I detest Pauly Shore and Michelle is such a snarky character.
I know that's the way she is supposed to be, but....
At least in Lobstertainment we see Fry and Leela in decent evening clothes.
And in the Honking there is one great line. I believe what I am programmed to believe. When a robot says it that is funny.
Gorky

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« Reply #214 on: 12-07-2009 04:45 »

The thing about "The Cryonic Woman" is that the first act is great; if the writers had stuck with the career-chip mix-up, as opposed to all the Michelle nonsense, I think it had the makings of a really memorable episode. As it stands, though, it's one of my favorite set-ups for one of my least-favorite stories.
hobbitboy

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« Reply #215 on: 12-07-2009 10:59 »


   As it stands, though, it's one of my favorite set-ups for one of my least-favorite stories.


"One"? You mean you have others as well? What are they?

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

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« Reply #216 on: 12-07-2009 11:22 »

The worst Futurama episode is one that doesn't exist.
Gorky

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« Reply #217 on: 12-07-2009 12:56 »


   As it stands, though, it's one of my favorite set-ups for one of my least-favorite stories.


"One"? You mean you have others as well? What are they?

Well, I think the set-up for "Bender's Game" is a lot more intriguing than what it eventually becomes (this big ol' fantasy quest-type thing). And I think the concept explored in the first act of "A Pharaoh to Remember" is great, but the way they execute it in acts II and III is, well, not so good. Those are the two most prominent examples that I can think of at this early hour.
Curious Gorge

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« Reply #218 on: 12-07-2009 17:52 »

The Route of All Evil and BWABB.

Aside from those two I'm a big fan of just about every other episode.

That still stands for me.

The trouble with the Route of all Evil was that the main story just wasn't interesting or amusing. The few good moments were all relating to the sub plot.

BWABB is essentially the feature length equivilant.

I've probably said this elsewhere but the general rule of thumb for Futurama episodes is that the less of a part Fry plays the more likely it is to be a weak episode. The BWABB is the only exception to this rule.
Spacedal11

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« Reply #219 on: 12-08-2009 04:06 »


   As it stands, though, it's one of my favorite set-ups for one of my least-favorite stories.


"One"? You mean you have others as well? What are they?

Well, I think the set-up for "Bender's Game" is a lot more intriguing than what it eventually becomes (this big ol' fantasy quest-type thing). And I think the concept explored in the first act of "A Pharaoh to Remember" is great, but the way they execute it in acts II and III is, well, not so good. Those are the two most prominent examples that I can think of at this early hour.

All that can be solved with commentaries.
hobbitboy

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« Reply #220 on: 12-08-2009 13:20 »


 I ♥ commentaries.

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

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« Reply #221 on: 12-08-2009 16:21 »

I concur. They're almost always interesting and funny, and they usually do allow the writers to explain themselves. Plus, it's always great to hear DXC, since he always has something to say and his voice is so recognizable.
FistfulOAwesome

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« Reply #222 on: 12-08-2009 20:15 »

For me, a bad episode is one that has too many stops. A stop can be anything from a bad joke, a bad moment (or even worse, entire plot), questionable character choices, anything that stops the episode dead in its tracks and makes me question what the writers were thinking when they approved whatever I thought was bad.

By contrast, a great episode is one that never stops. Everything clicks in place. I either don't or barely question any one of the jokes, moments/plot, or whatever. The episode seems like this is how it should be and something better wasn't left behind or undeveloped. It feels right.
Steve Castle

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« Reply #223 on: 12-10-2009 18:54 »

The 4 movies were definitely a let down. If I had to pick my least favorite, I would probably go with the following:

1.) How Hermes Requisitioned His Groove Back
2.) A Pharoh To Remember

Favorite Episodes

1.) Fry and The Slurm Factory
2.) Parasites Lost

Speaking of the 4 movies, I just remembered that horrible rap song with Hanukka Zombie. I think that scene gave me PTSD - what the hell was Keeler thinking?
LobsterMooch
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« Reply #224 on: 12-10-2009 19:09 »
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I would guess that your favorite character would be Fry.
Someone on this board said that unless the episode had a lot of Fry in it was not as good.

I must disagree about the BBS rap song. I, as a rule don't particularly like rap music but this is funny.

I've gotta slay those pimps, come on and pimp my sleigh.


The idea of putting the three holiday symbols together for murder and mayhem in my opinion was kinda cool.
Go-a-Green-a

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« Reply #225 on: 12-11-2009 06:31 »

For me a bad episode is one with a very annoying character (that plays a main roll of that episode) 'A Clone Of My Own' with all that Cubert didn't bother me because the episode was fairly funny (Well, Fry was).

I don't know if anyone's seen 'Bob and Doug' (I think it's only on Canadian channels) but there's this one character who normaly doesn't bother me much but there was one episode almost entirely about him and it drove me nuts. Even his voice was annoying! If (I doubt it) Futurama ever had such an annoying character that shows up a little too much in an episode it might ruin that episode for me.
LobsterMooch
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« Reply #226 on: 12-11-2009 06:46 »

I don't think that I could watch Bob and Doug. It is almost too much that they rip off The Great White North and the McKenzie brothers.
I know this is OT but you did bring the brothers up.
songficcer

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« Reply #227 on: 12-11-2009 07:51 »

The worst Futurama episode is one that doesn't exist.

I concur...
hobbitboy

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« Reply #228 on: 12-11-2009 11:33 »


   I must disagree about the BBS rap song. I, as a rule don't particularly like rap music but this is funny.

   I've gotta slay those pimps, come on and pimp my sleigh.


I must agree with LobsterMooch. I also like the commentary at that point…

Ken Keeler: I'm funkier than people realise.

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

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« Reply #229 on: 12-11-2009 11:46 »

John's a professional level beat boxer

Professional level!

He could work a subway station in new york!

-I could, and I'd make a couple of bucks that day too.
Morgan_G19

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« Reply #230 on: 12-11-2009 15:03 »

1.) How Hermes Requisitioned His Groove Back

Really? I think Bender was really great in there! He has some of the best dialogues in this episode.
Go-a-Green-a

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« Reply #231 on: 12-11-2009 19:07 »

I liked 'How Hermes Requisitioned His Groove Back'. Bender was funny and Fry being cornered by Morgan was funny too.

If I HAD to choose an episode I liked the least it would probobly be 'Route Of All Evil' I guess....
LobsterMooch
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« Reply #232 on: 12-11-2009 20:58 »


   I must disagree about the BBS rap song. I, as a rule don't particularly like rap music but this is funny.

   I've gotta slay those pimps, come on and pimp my sleigh.


I must agree with LobsterMooch. I also like the commentary at that point…

Ken Keeler: I'm funkier than people realise.

finally somebody notices!!
Steve Castle

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« Reply #233 on: 12-12-2009 22:31 »

The Calypso song at the end of that episode was pretty corny. I think what killed it for me was Hermes’s dialogue. I enjoy mostly Eric Kaplan’s work and am not too big on Odenkirk or Keeler. We can all thank Keeler for Bender’s Big Score, which for me was a giant disappointment. 

I am not trying to be negative, as Futurama is my favorite television show. I hope that they are going to bring back Rich Moore for the new episodes. Anybody know if they are going to use him for Direction or Dwyane Carry-Hill?
FistfulOAwesome

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« Reply #234 on: 12-12-2009 23:33 »

That's a bit unfair to Keeler. None of the episodes of Futurama have been a single writer affair. Their is no I. Every episode was written with a team pouring over and over until they came up with a story they were satisfied with. One guy goes out to write the script with the basic outline all the writers came up with and it'll probably be rewritten a few more times until the writers are satisfied with it (I remember somebody on one of the commentaries mentioned that a writer would be lucky if 20% of their original script made it into the actual episode). Blaming the writer of an episode for it being sub-par is a bit much unless that writer has several sub-par/bad episodes in his past. I'd say that BBS is a one-time screw-up for Keeler considering most of the episodes he's written are highly praised.

Plus, if you listened to the commentary to BBS you would have heard Keeler mention that he didn't want BBS to be the first movie out. He thought the story that was being told needed more time in development and was shot down.

As for directors, I'm pretty sure Rich Moore and Dwayne Carey-Hill still work for Rough Draft Studios, so in all likelihood they will be involved in the new seasons of Futurama.
I.C. Weiner

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« Reply #235 on: 12-18-2009 08:00 »

Keeler wrote Godfellas which was a brilliant episode and contributed many of the amazing songs in the series. I have never been a huge fan of BBS but it was mostly due to my inability to deal with Bender being controlled by anything other than himself/pure evil.

I could listen to Rich Moore on the commentaries even if the show was awful. He is always hilarious and his voice sounds like the stereotypical sci-fi nerd.
PouponU

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« Reply #236 on: 12-23-2009 00:07 »

I think I am going to hop on the band wagon and say that my personal least favorite has to be the Cryonic Woman.  A pretty close second for me would have to be Kiff Gets Knocked Up. 
Monsieur Fuzzywuvems

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« Reply #237 on: 01-02-2010 08:31 »

anything Mike Scully wrote. DAMN HIM!!!!!?
Gorky

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« Reply #238 on: 01-02-2010 14:24 »

anything Mike Scully wrote. DAMN HIM!!!!!?

Okay, first off, Mike Scully never wrote for Futurama; second, I wouldn't agree with that statement as it pertains to The Simpsons, anyway, because most of the episodes that Scully has a writing credit for are actually good.

Anyway. The other night "The Lesser of Two Evils" was on, and I realized that it's another episode where the set-up is creative and fun, but the episode after act one is kind of (for me, at least) a disappointment.

And as for Ken Keeler: I'm a bigger proponent of the merits of "Bender's Big Score" than most, so for me, Keeler's really never disappointed. And I could never understand why the songs in BBS were so disliked by people; I thought they were clever, though not as brilliant as the songs the series was known for.
Monsieur Fuzzywuvems

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« Reply #239 on: 01-02-2010 15:40 »

I agree as it pertains to the simpsons. HIS ORIGINAL TWILIGHT ZONE EPISODES SUCK TTTTHHHHOOOOUUUUGGGGHHHH (!)
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