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DannyJC13

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« Reply #640 on: 07-07-2011 18:20 »

In regards to GodFellas: It used to be my least favorite, but after watching it more, I would say it's not as bad as the other ones I listed. I like the idea of it and that Bender gets to experience what it's like to be God, and even meet God...but it's just so slow, and drags on. And it's really not very funny compared to other episodes. The parts where Bender is watching his little world evolve are just boring to me, and that's almost the entire episode.

Fair enough, but I enjoy the epic zoom outs at the end. big grin
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« Reply #641 on: 07-07-2011 18:24 »
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I understand why this thread was renamed as there were a lot of discussions about other episodes other than the one specific episode this thread was originally about, but it took me a little while to work out what thread I was looking at because we now have two worst episode ever threads of which both are recently active. Not to criticise the hard work and sorting out that has been done, but I still think the title of this thread needs more distinguishing from This thread...

edit - I see it's been merged now...
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« Reply #642 on: 07-07-2011 18:29 »

Man, Godfellas is such a genius episode...brilliant religious/societal satire and very thoughtful and character-based. And amazing animation. One of the top 5 episodes for me easily, and one of the sharpest, cleverest things I've ever seen on television probably.

And while not on the same level, hate for That Darn Katz! makes me sad. All employeez must haz cat to enter!!1!
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« Reply #643 on: 07-07-2011 18:58 »

I don't understand the hate for That Darn Katz!, one or two horrible jokes aside, it was pretty solid in my opinion and I like it for exploring Amy and Nibbler's character dynamics and for furthering the show by finally giving Amy her doctorate.
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« Reply #644 on: 07-07-2011 19:04 »

I just watched "That Darn Katz!" and was impressed by it. It's not a hilarious episode (though it has its moments; "Blue Blue Shiny Ball" (actually, most of Morris's dialogue) made me giggle), but I think "solid" is a good word, cyber_turnip. It's a respectable effort, and it was nice to see Amy's character fleshed out a bit (beyond "ditzy college girl who is still somehow a PhD candidate?"); I also appreciated the writers acknowledging the awkwardness of how the crew knows Nibbler is an intelligent being, but still treats him like a cute wittle animal.

Oh, and I'm not a huge cat person, so watching Nibbler and Amy's disgust with the creatures was a bit cathartic. wink
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« Reply #645 on: 07-07-2011 19:05 »

Maybe you just need to be around cats a lot or something (whether you love them or hate them), I dunno.  It's surprisingly and hilariously accurate with cat behavior, and a hilarious concept. And yeah, I agree that I love that it takes Amy and Nibbler and actually explores a dynamic between them.
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« Reply #646 on: 07-07-2011 19:14 »

I guess I'm also a sucker for sci-fi conspiracies in shows like this... the whole 'cats are an alien race that've been dumbed down' thing was a great idea in my opinion as well as how they tied it into ancient Egypt.
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« Reply #647 on: 07-07-2011 20:24 »

I've never understood the hate for "That Darn Katz!" either, it's a gold standard Futurama episode for me. Just... in the middle. It stands many viewings and it's not forgettable, it has a sci-fi core and it has a bunch of good jokes.
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« Reply #648 on: 07-07-2011 20:43 »

I feel like they tailored That Darn Katz! to my liking. It seems like the kind of storyline I would have made up, especially the singing cats, hehehe...
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« Reply #649 on: 07-07-2011 20:44 »

I swear I don't want to instigate anything here, but I couldn't help noticing that recently several people have voted "A Taste of Freedom" as one of their choices for worst episodes.

I'm curious why?

IMO it's merely an average episode; it ranks somewhere between 70 and 80 in my episode rankings (1 being the highest, 100-something being the lowest). I can't think of anything terrible about it. I really liked the character of Old Man Waterfall, especially his running gag about how he says something crowd-pleasing, then something else that makes them boo. The only thing I really didn't like was that there were too many Decapodians in the episode.

Just wonderin'.
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« Reply #650 on: 07-07-2011 20:46 »

That Darn Katz! is definitely one of my sister's favorites. We often say "The horse says 'DOCTORATE DENIED'" to each other when we see each other. Plus, you know, she's a cat owner.

I'd say it's one of my favorites of the new run. Might be in my top 30, even.
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« Reply #651 on: 07-07-2011 20:50 »

A Taste of Freedom is in my bottom 5. It just wasn't that funny IMO. Neither was That's Lobstertainment! Zoidberg just fell off his mark in those two episodes. However, in Why Must I Be A Crustacean in Love, he was spot on. Why? Probably because his storyline was being carried by Fry as well. Also, its reference to my favorite TOS Star Trek episode helped to big grin But even before I watched Trek, I really enjoyed that episode. Dirty humor helps too, hehehe.
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« Reply #652 on: 07-07-2011 22:22 »

yes, I definitely love all the Space animation in GodFellas. Some very good stuff there. Again, I don't HATE the episode like I hate the Holiday Spectacular or A Leela Of Her Own, but it's just kinda boring in my opinion.

That Darn Katz was a good story and everything, but the cats and all the cat jokes just made me feel like I was watching some children's show on Cartoon Network.
I'm also not a cat person...sorry.

The beginning of Taste of Freedom is funny, and it has some good parts. But I don't know why it's just sort of boring. Sometimes there are just episodes that don't quite do it for me and I can't put my finger on it.
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« Reply #653 on: 07-07-2011 22:24 »

No matter how you dislike it, leiapadme77, please write the name correctly at least (Godfellas, not GodFellas). Starting to get annoying.
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« Reply #654 on: 07-07-2011 22:25 »

No matter how you dislike it, leiapadme77, please write the name correctly at least (Godfellas, not GodFellas). Starting to get annoying.

I was going to say that, but I thought it would be a tad harsh. hmpf
leiapadme77

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« Reply #655 on: 07-07-2011 22:49 »

Sheesh. You're being a little too critical. And if you're really interested, the reason I was spelling it that way was because that's how most people refer to the movie:
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« Reply #656 on: 07-07-2011 23:43 »

I managed to avoid saying it a few times before I cracked. Sorry. frown

GoodFellas having that title is no excuse though, the episode is an entirely different thing.
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« Reply #657 on: 07-08-2011 01:21 »

I like Godfellas. I think it's one of the series' most intelligent episodes and it has some funny moments. It's not an episode that stands out for its humor but rather for its thoughtfulness, kind of like The Late Phillip J. Fry.

That Darn Katz was one of my favorite episodes of the 6.0 season. I thought it was clever and it developed two not-frequently-focused-on characters in a neat way. I am definitely not an Amy fan but it was nice to see her get an episode. The cats were fun.
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« Reply #658 on: 07-08-2011 03:35 »

Something else I would like to address:

Let's stop jumping down each other's throats for misspellings or typos. A few here and there are permissible, even I do it from time to time. However, this does not mean that anyone should be posting sentences that appear composed by a 10 year old. Keep it readable, do your best, and we'll all be better for it.

Love, futurefreak big grin

Re: the topic

Godfellas was in my bottom half, along with Bendin' in the Wind. It wasn't...unwatchable...just kinda boring to me.
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« Reply #659 on: 07-08-2011 17:45 »

Godfellas was in my bottom half, along with Bendin' in the Wind. It wasn't...unwatchable...just kinda boring to me.

Fair enough, it is a little slow in places, and the jokes aren't top quality, that's probably why my RE class didn't enjoy it. Still, good ep. wink
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« Reply #660 on: 07-08-2011 18:08 »

I like Godfellas. I think it's one of the series' most intelligent episodes and it has some funny moments. It's not an episode that stands out for its humor but rather for its thoughtfulness, kind of like The Late Phillip J. Fry.

That Darn Katz was one of my favorite episodes of the 6.0 season. I thought it was clever and it developed two not-frequently-focused-on characters in a neat way. I am definitely not an Amy fan but it was nice to see her get an episode. The cats were fun.

i love godfella's, as my avatar shows!

malachy is one of my favorite one-off characters.
SpaceMaN

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« Reply #661 on: 07-08-2011 23:28 »

Godfellas was in my bottom half
That God fella, what a player.
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« Reply #662 on: 07-09-2011 11:28 »


   i love godfella's, as my avatar shows!


Hear, hear!

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« Reply #663 on: 07-09-2011 16:00 »

Godfellas was in my bottom half, along with Bendin' in the Wind. It wasn't...unwatchable...just kinda boring to me.

You ought to stop sticking things in your bottom half. Your boyfriend will get jealous.
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« Reply #664 on: 07-10-2011 04:00 »

That Darn Katz! was one of the worst, along with the one with Fry's old girlfriend and IAGDL (is that right?). Katz seemed too childish for futurama, the old girlfriend one was just too dull for me to even remember the name, and IAGDL was a bit too centered on Leela's nudity.

That said, I'll still watch these if they come on. Every single other episode I will happily watch of my own volition.
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« Reply #665 on: 07-10-2011 04:55 »

Space Pilot 3000 was pretty awful. The series jumped the shark by discarding all former continuity and sending Fry a thousand years into the future. At least they threw in a retcon to explain why this occurred several seasons later.
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« Reply #666 on: 07-10-2011 05:11 »

Space Pilot 3000 was pretty awful. The series jumped the shark by discarding all former continuity and sending Fry a thousand years into the future. At least they threw in a retcon to explain why this occurred several seasons later.

You, sir, deserve applause for this gem of a post.

dwurt, I like how you can't remember the name of "the old girlfriend one". This response to Cryonic Woman, compared to the ones a few pages back, thoroughly amuses me.
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« Reply #667 on: 07-11-2011 06:17 »
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Space Pilot 3000 was pretty awful. The series jumped the shark by discarding all former continuity and sending Fry a thousand years into the future. At least they threw in a retcon to explain why this occurred several seasons later.

How can you call that the pilot episode of Futurama "awful"?

It's certainly not one of Futurama's best episodes -- but "awful"?

I thought "Space Pilot 3000" did a superb job setting up the Futurama universe and introducing the three main characters; and even hid secrets that were revealed much later in the series, which instilled greater meaning to Fry getting frozen and waking up in the year 3000.

You can't blame the Pilot for breaks in the show's continuity -- you can only justifiably blame the episodes wherein those breaks occurred, such as "The Sting" contradicting the Pilot by claiming that Giant Space Bees killed the previous PlanEx crew, instead of Space Wasps.

And what do you mean that "the series jumped the shark by discarding all former continuity and sending Fry a thousand years into the future"? How can the show jump the shark in the very first episode by sending Fry into the future? That makes no sense. Do you even know what jumping the shark means?
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« Reply #668 on: 07-11-2011 06:21 »

I refer you to wikipedia's article on irony.
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« Reply #669 on: 07-11-2011 06:56 »

Soryn... really? really?
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« Reply #670 on: 07-11-2011 07:12 »
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Space Pilot 3000 was pretty awful. The series jumped the shark by discarding all former continuity and sending Fry a thousand years into the future. At least they threw in a retcon to explain why this occurred several seasons later.
Personally, I felt the series went downhill starting with The Series Has Landed. Introducing Amy as an intern and then letting her fly on the ship in the same episode when everybody on the real crew actually had purposes of being on the mission just ruined the show for me. I can't stand it anymore. Only Leela, Fry, and Bender should be making deliveries. Landed? From what? Jumping the shark perhaps...
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« Reply #671 on: 07-11-2011 16:46 »

Space Pilot 3000 was pretty awful. The series jumped the shark by discarding all former continuity and sending Fry a thousand years into the future. At least they threw in a retcon to explain why this occurred several seasons later.

How can you call that the pilot episode of Futurama "awful"?

It's certainly not one of Futurama's best episodes -- but "awful"?

I thought "Space Pilot 3000" did a superb job setting up the Futurama universe and introducing the three main characters; and even hid secrets that were revealed much later in the series, which instilled greater meaning to Fry getting frozen and waking up in the year 3000.

You can't blame the Pilot for breaks in the show's continuity -- you can only justifiably blame the episodes wherein those breaks occurred, such as "The Sting" contradicting the Pilot by claiming that Giant Space Bees killed the previous PlanEx crew, instead of Space Wasps.

And what do you mean that "the series jumped the shark by discarding all former continuity and sending Fry a thousand years into the future"? How can the show jump the shark in the very first episode by sending Fry into the future? That makes no sense. Do you even know what jumping the shark means?

Oh, lord.
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« Reply #672 on: 07-11-2011 17:11 »

[leela]Oh, lord.[/leela]

Fix'd. wink
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« Reply #673 on: 07-13-2011 05:12 »

I refer you to wikipedia's article on irony.

You obviously need to read up on irony and what is truly "ironic".

Me asking how anyone else can call a particular episode "awful" is not ironic. That you think so not only demonstrates that you do not understand irony, but you're also utterly ignorant about what I've been discussing on this forum in the last two weeks or so.

I've never written that we can't or shouldn't voice our disagreements of opinions. And I honestly wasn't trying to stir anything up here. I was simply expressing exasperation about and asking why Xanfor considers the Pilot "awful"?

Because Xanfor's supposed explanation: "The series jumped the shark by discarding all former continuity and sending Fry a thousand years into the future," made no sense whatsoever.

Doesn't anyone understand what he wrote in that sentence?

How can Xanfor claim that the series "jumped the shark" in the first episode? How can he claim that the series "discarded all former continuity" in the first episode? And what did he even mean by "sending Fry a thousand years into the future"? That's the setup for the entire series? What comment or criticism is he even making about that?

He's either an awful writer and utterly failed to communicate his supposed explanation for his opinion, or his opinion just doesn't make any sense in the first place.
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« Reply #674 on: 07-13-2011 05:24 »

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« Reply #675 on: 07-13-2011 05:26 »

Sorry to ruin the fun everyone else may have with responding, but...

Doesn't anyone understand what he wrote in that sentence?

Soryn, I think people understand it as a joke. Why he made the joke in the first place I don't know, but he did. The irony was in your treating it as, well, not a joke, hence people's scoffs at your reply. I'm sorry for your frustration. However, if you were simply playing along and are continuing to do so by treating it seriously, then well done, I guess.  
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« Reply #676 on: 07-13-2011 05:31 »

Ah, I've just recently found the joy in taking framegrabs and putting text on them.  Seemed appropriate there.  I think he got the joke, but I didn't when I was new, so maybe he didn't either.
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« Reply #677 on: 07-13-2011 05:34 »

There will be other opportunities for framegrabs with text, I'm sure. wink
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« Reply #678 on: 07-13-2011 05:40 »

Soryn, I think people understand it as a joke. Why he made the joke in the first place I don't know, but he did. The irony was in your treating it as, well, not a joke, hence people's scoffs at your reply. I'm sorry for your frustration. However, if you were simply playing along and are continuing to do so by treating it seriously, then well done, I guess.  

Even if Xanfor was trying to make a "joke", it was still incomprehensible.

It certainly didn't read as a joke.

Regardless, I suppose I gave it more credibility than it deserved. I probably should've simply wrote "WTF!?" or imbedded a juvenile lil' screenshot-caption roll eyes and left it at that.
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« Reply #679 on: 07-13-2011 05:44 »

It read as a joke to me... he was trying to poke fun at how seriously we've all been taking this discussion of Cryonic Woman and a few other episodes. I thought it was funny. -shrug-
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