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DannyJC13

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« Reply #520 on: 06-07-2011 17:02 »

Hooray for my first Futurama related post on PEEL since 2002!

And it wasn't a positive one either. smile
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« Reply #521 on: 06-07-2011 18:18 »

Hooray! Welcome back danny-dude!

I think the premise behind Attack of the Killer App was funny. The meat of the episode that is. And Fry competing with Bender on who would get a million followers first was funny too. Everything else seemed just thrown in there for a cheap quick laugh, I agree, but then it dragged on further. Ther vomiting diarrhea animal was just bad. no no

SpaceMaN I rather enjoyed In A Gadda da Leela, but maybe because in my view I don't really think of it as an episode. It makes a better DVD extra featurette/short film than an episode, like when they put those lil Zapp comics at the end of the regular ones. It does stand apart from the canon of the rest of the series.
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« Reply #522 on: 06-08-2011 21:22 »

I think that kinda makes it worse... that it had some really solid ideas in there, but completely failed to exploit any of them to their full potential. I think Futurama's pop culture references work best when they're sly asides... but having one whole episode with not only the A story (Bender and Fry vie for Twitcher popularity) but also the B story (Leela's boil) entirely propped up by them... no, sorry, FAIL.

And could "Susan BOIL" be the most atrocious pun ever used in Futurama? It may even be the most atrocious pun ever created by mankind, full stop.

The vomit creature really sums up my feelings quite succinctly.

IAGDL was great for the Zapp comics... and the gag about magnification not creating additional detail... but apart from that OH DEAR GOD DIG OUT MY EYES WITH RUSTY HOOKS. V-GINY? Really? That's the best they could come up with? The ending was a joke - of the pathetic nature...

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« Reply #523 on: 06-08-2011 21:57 »

^^
Completely agree.
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« Reply #524 on: 06-08-2011 22:39 »

The whole premise of IAGDL just annoys me, and too much Zapp being too stupid.  I thought he was a good character for the first couple seasons, but the desperation and ignorance is too much, especially for someone who's supposed to be a 25 star general.  Any respectable Armed Force would have snuffed that wussy bitch in boot camp.
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« Reply #525 on: 06-09-2011 03:51 »

Gotta go with IAGDL. The ending came out of nowhere and just felt like it belonged in a completely different show (a quotidian show for ostriches and such). 
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« Reply #526 on: 06-10-2011 12:01 »

For me, "The Cryonic Woman". The plot = okay, but it could have been executed a lot better. Pauly Shore's guest appearance didn't make the episode any better for me either.

As for "In-a-Gadda-Da-Leela", while the ending could have been a lot better, the episode as a whole was still enjoyable enough for me.
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« Reply #527 on: 06-18-2011 20:30 »

Don't hate me for this, but I feel that there isn't a bad episode. Sure there are weaker episodes but each one has certain aspects to it that makes me smile with glee.
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« Reply #528 on: 06-18-2011 20:32 »

Don't hate me for this, but I feel that there isn't a bad episode. Sure there are weaker episodes but each one has certain aspects to it that makes me smile with glee.
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« Reply #529 on: 06-18-2011 21:19 »

I don't hate Lewwetonian for that, 'cause I agree. smile
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« Reply #530 on: 06-18-2011 21:22 »

Yeah, me too. Sure, there are some episodes that are more boring than others, but there are no episodes I can't stand watching. Then again, there are some scenes of some episodes that I almost have to close my eyes when they pass, but no entire episodes.
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« Reply #531 on: 06-18-2011 21:23 »

Then again, there are some scenes of some episodes that I almost have to close my eyes when they pass,

What would those be?
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« Reply #532 on: 06-18-2011 21:24 »

I don't hate Lewwetonian for that, 'cause I agree. smile

It seems that Peel is becoming overrun by neutrals shifty...
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« Reply #533 on: 06-18-2011 21:25 »

You mean Positives?
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« Reply #534 on: 06-18-2011 21:26 »

What would those be?

Like the Leela undress scene in 6ACV02. So out of character I could cry.
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« Reply #535 on: 06-18-2011 21:28 »

I haven't seen 6ACV02 in a while, need to re-watch, then I will evaluate. wink
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« Reply #536 on: 06-18-2011 21:32 »

You mean Positives?

I meant the neutrality displayed towards the lesser episodes, but if you still find them more positive than neutral then fair play...
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« Reply #537 on: 06-19-2011 11:10 »

In a Gadda Da Leela should have been a special DVD featurette, not an episode.
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« Reply #538 on: 06-19-2011 19:36 »

I'll go one further and say it should've been rejected at the table read...
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« Reply #539 on: 06-19-2011 19:50 »

It's not the best, but it isn't that bad...
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« Reply #540 on: 06-19-2011 19:57 »

Yeah, I disagree. It's a good episode in comparison to most TV, and it's good for a laugh. It's just not on par with the rest of Futurama, making it seem quite sucky in comparison.
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« Reply #541 on: 06-19-2011 20:22 »

What I mean though is that it should have been replaced by something better at table read stage, or had a thorough re-write to iron out the many flaws. It shouldn't just be "good enough" and have Futurama's name branded on it. That's just my opinion though...
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« Reply #542 on: 06-19-2011 20:23 »

Yeah, I disagree. It's a good episode in comparison to most TV, and it's good for a laugh. It's just not on par with the rest of Futurama, making it seem quite sucky in comparison.

Much like The Futurama Holiday Spectacular and That's Lobstertainment!...

No idea why everyone hates The Cryonic Woman, maybe I like it just cause it features Applied Cryogenics, but oh well... hmpf
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« Reply #543 on: 06-19-2011 20:38 »

I've never had a big problem with either The Cryonic Woman or That's Lobstertainment! to be honest. Not memorable episodes, but not bad either. I agree with you on In-A-Gadda-Da-Leela and The Futurama Holiday Spectacular though, big disappointments.
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« Reply #544 on: 06-19-2011 20:55 »

No idea why everyone hates The Cryonic Woman, maybe I like it just cause it features Applied Cryogenics, but oh well... hmpf

I think most complaints involve Michelle and, even more strongly, the sloppy pointlessness of the third act. I'd say the Applied Cryogenics material in the first act, though, is pretty good.
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« Reply #545 on: 06-19-2011 20:57 »

Yeah Michelle is annoying, and the cars in L.A. had wheels... hmpf
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« Reply #546 on: 06-19-2011 21:08 »

I've never understood the complaints about Michelle though. Ofcourse she is annoying - that is the point of the character. But by the same logic Zapp is annoying and we should hate all Zapp-heavy episodes, like Love's Labours Lost in Space or Brannigan, Begin Again. I don't mind Michelle once in a while, but obviously I wouldn't want her as a primary character.
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« Reply #547 on: 06-19-2011 21:12 »

She was actually quite nice at the beginning of the episode...  hmpf

Soon as she persuades Fry to get in the Cryotube with her she becomes an annoying bitch.
Aki

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« Reply #548 on: 06-19-2011 21:13 »

No, she's always annoying... she just acted nice right in the beginning to make sure Fry trusted her again, then she returned to her old self. And ofcourse that made her even more annoying. :P
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« Reply #549 on: 06-19-2011 21:30 »

I've never understood the complaints about Michelle though. Ofcourse she is annoying - that is the point of the character. But by the same logic Zapp is annoying and we should hate all Zapp-heavy episodes, like Love's Labours Lost in Space or Brannigan, Begin Again. I don't mind Michelle once in a while, but obviously I wouldn't want her as a primary character.

Zapp is a hell of a lot funnier than Michelle though, and Futurama is meant to be funny...
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« Reply #550 on: 06-19-2011 22:13 »

Zapp is a hell of a lot funnier than Michelle though, and Futurama is meant to be funny...

Yeah, but one character being funnier than the other doesn't mean we can't have both.
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« Reply #551 on: 06-19-2011 22:23 »

I'm sure Michelle could serve a purpose in the show as the bitch ex-girlfriend we love to hate, but as long as the rest of the episode isn't dragged down because of it. It seems somewhat coincidental that The Cryonic Woman went from a really decent episode to a train wreck soon after she arrived. Perhaps this was more down to the storyline than her character, but her character fuelled the storyline. I guess we'd have to see more of her to know for sure, but I wouldn't mind not seeing her again let's put it that way...
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« Reply #552 on: 06-19-2011 22:37 »

Hi all, first time poster, so I guess this is my first post big grin


I have to say the worst ep is def the holiday Special. I couldnt stand that one!
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« Reply #553 on: 06-19-2011 22:38 »

Another TFHS hater.... laff

It wasn't the best, but I enjoyed it. big grin

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« Reply #554 on: 06-19-2011 22:39 »
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Welcome to Peel, Pachyderme! You have good taste in bad episodes, Holiday Special did indeed suck royal ass! smile...
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« Reply #555 on: 06-19-2011 22:49 »

But how is this hell? Everything's blue!

Holdiay spcieal is well special :P I just dont understand how they made such a horrible ep! Same seuquence of events in every part
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« Reply #556 on: 06-19-2011 22:50 »

Oop sorry for the spelling there! Guess i posted it too fast! laff
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« Reply #557 on: 06-19-2011 22:55 »

Top right of your post, there's an edit button. You can fix any mistakes you made using the edit feature.
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« Reply #558 on: 06-19-2011 22:56 »

Holdiay spcieal is well special :P I just dont understand how they made such a horrible ep! Same seuquence of events in every part

It had a tough act to follow after the previous two top notch Xmas eps from the original run, but it failed so tremendously that not only does it not deserve to be cited alongside those two; it doesn't even deserve the Futurama name. I almost feel dirty owning it on DVD. Utterly terrible episode, so bad I think a certain Calculon line would sum it up best...
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« Reply #559 on: 06-19-2011 22:57 »

Wow thats cool! Thanks a lot for the help totalnerduk!
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