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bartman

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« Reply #80 on: 05-12-2002 15:45 »

meh,ok
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« Reply #81 on: 05-12-2002 15:45 »
« Last Edit on: 05-12-2002 15:45 »

Bender doesn't become a mob leader in Godfellas, he becomes a god.

From CGEF:

When Bender is accidentally swept away into a space vacuum, he becomes spiritually inclined and makes some devastating decisions. Meanwhile, Fry, Leela and Professor Farnsworth frantically search for Bender as he floats through space, and learns an important lesson from his journey.


Pity you missed it, it was a good one
Archie2K

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« Reply #82 on: 05-12-2002 16:34 »

Hmm, an odd one this. It had some great gags in it that made me smile, but nothing was really explained. Why did the stocks suddenly drop down to worth 3cents at the end? What was the ape fight about? Why was Calculon in it? The end was just strange, there was no explanation for any of this.

Zoidberg and the sandwich was great. Mom wasn't annoying for once. But there could've been more relevant stuff put in, for example watching the crew make a delivery under the terrible new management.

Rating: 3/5 - Not bad, a bit confusing but had some good gags in it.

Best line: (Fry) "Yay, we're poor no matter what I do!".
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« Reply #83 on: 05-12-2002 16:46 »

Wasn't too impressed...maybe thats becuase I watched Leela's Homeworld just beforehand which was much better -

'Clearing up the set of Free Willy 3' - classsic
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« Reply #84 on: 05-12-2002 18:06 »

I watch it while I feeling sad missing my boyfriend.

Great bits:

Fry's ass,
PlanetEX add
Amy's being upset after they got fired
The Boneitis scene (Very very funny)

RobinL

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« Reply #85 on: 05-12-2002 18:10 »

 
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Originally posted by Juliet:
I watch it while I feeling sad missing my boyfriend.

Great bits:

Fry's ass,
PlanetEX add
Amy's being upset after they got fired
The Boneitis scene (Very very funny)



I loved the boneits bit too  big grin Lovely sound effectls lol
PCC Fred

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« Reply #86 on: 05-12-2002 18:28 »

First of all, the colour of the 80's guy's hair was a bad choice.  It looked fuzzy compared to the rest of the picture.

This is another example of a paper-thin plot held together by a lot of good one-liners.

I liked the Prof's opening speech at the beginning, "Leels", the bit where one of Mom's sons votes for Pat Buchanan, and the stock fluctuating during Fry's speech at the end.

3/5
Mike!

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« Reply #87 on: 05-13-2002 04:17 »

Great!  Another season 4 episode that I thought was really quite good.  Not as good as 'Buggalo', but definitely the second best of the season.

I've always been ahuge Mom fan, so I was looking forward to this one.  Pity she wasn't in it too much, but the scenes in which she did appear were all gold.  I loved the 'I don't want ass marks on my new door!' line.  The only thing that could have made her appearance better was to have her being 'nice Mom' when she was in public, in her fat suit.  The 'evil Mom' should only be revealed in private, like in her first episode. I had no idea who Pat Buchannan was, though, so that one fell flat on me..

Other funny bits included the very beginning, where the Professor thought he was dead, the Robot Bar-Mitzva (and the return of Pig), Fox -62, the bone-itis death scene, Elzar (his best line for a good while), Fry making his own gel, and probably other bits that I've forgotten and I'm not going to be able to see for five weeks, when I come home from uni.  frown

Other noteable parts were the tube crossing, the PlanEx commercial (although I've never seen the 1984 advert) and Zoidberg and Scruffy being quite well written for once.

Bad bits.. I can't really think of much at the moment, except for the Ape Fight and Calculon's line, but I'm sure there were other ones, otherwise I'd be giving it a higher mark. 

More episodes need to be set in New New York!  This is one of the few in the season that is, and I think it benefits from it.

I'll give this episode 4/5, which is being generous.  If it had been in the middle of earlier seasons I may have given it less.  Still, a good episode.
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« Reply #88 on: 05-13-2002 14:57 »
« Last Edit on: 05-14-2002 00:00 »

 
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Originally posted by PCC Fred:
First of all, the colour of the 80's guy's hair was a bad choice.  It looked fuzzy compared to the rest of the picture.

Yeah, but everyone in the 1980s had shitty hairstyles, it was the fashion.

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« Reply #89 on: 05-14-2002 08:05 »

This would go in the small group know as the worst episodes. It was funny but the humour was to far stretched, that and I hate that side of the 80's i.e. the money grabbing I don't care who I step on get what I want.
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« Reply #90 on: 05-14-2002 08:18 »

Thought this ep was better than the two that preceeded it (pharoh + godfellas).

Particually enjoyed the 'PlanEx' gag and the share-price variation at the end of the show.

The ape-fight scene was a bit pointless (just dropped into remind you that Zapp + Calculon still exist?). Also what was up with Calculon's voice? Sounded like he had a sore throat!
BrainSluggo

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« Reply #91 on: 05-14-2002 08:36 »

It's tough to do Chuck Heston with a throat wound.
static

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« Reply #92 on: 05-16-2002 16:54 »

i didnt really like this episode at all.
one of the few good jokes i can remember must be the "hi im mike, and im a defrostee", "HI MIKE!".
or whatever he was called...

The rest just fade into the oblivion known as "alright but not memorable"
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« Reply #93 on: 06-21-2002 08:08 »
« Last Edit on: 06-21-2002 08:08 »

da stock is rising up peeps so go get those stoke brokers to sort it out for u or ill set benderboy on you  puke   puke   sleep   big grin   up yours   cool   confused
Myles3000

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« Reply #94 on: 06-21-2002 08:10 »
« Last Edit on: 06-21-2002 08:10 »

 puke   up yours   puke   up yours   puke   up yours   puke 
Kryten

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« Reply #95 on: 06-21-2002 10:20 »

*groan*

They're multiplying.
PCC Fred

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« Reply #96 on: 06-21-2002 10:33 »

Boy, don't you miss the good old days when the biggest annoyance on PEEL was me, ZJ and static spamming?  (Like about five weeks ago!)
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« Reply #97 on: 06-21-2002 10:50 »

Back in the good old days, we only had Kif to worry about.
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« Reply #98 on: 06-21-2002 20:26 »

Well, now that some jerk bumped this topic I'll go and say in my opinion Futurestocks was a great epsiode!  B+
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« Reply #99 on: 06-23-2002 10:54 »

I noticed something in this episode. When Fry was ironing his tie his jacket was open. And then when everyone else came in about a second later his jacket was closed. This also happened right before Fry was going to show the new commercial.
Archie2K

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« Reply #100 on: 06-23-2002 11:20 »

I am getting increasing sure that all of the Season 4 ewpisodes from the 3ACV episode block were just the ones that FOX didn't like. I mean, Where the Buggalo Roam, A Pharoah to Remember, Futurestocks, Leela of her Own and 30% Iron Chef have all been exceedingly average and samey. Roswell and Godfellas went down well but were both a bit iffy (IE: They may have flopped, Roswell because of the obscure nature of the plot and Godfellas because it was slow). Love & Rocket, Leela's Homeworld and WNFHGB are all from the 4ACV production block and were recieved well, and that leaves AOI2 and Tale of 2 Santas which I haven't seen yet.

If The Route of All Evil sucks then I will be convinced of that theory. The good news is that the 4ACV episodes have all been recieved well so hopefully Series 5 will be good. We can only hope.
PCC Fred

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« Reply #101 on: 06-23-2002 11:26 »

Actually the nature of the Roswell plot is quite well known.  However you do have a point.  All the good 3ACV episodes (Time Keeps on Slipping, Parasites Lost, Luck of the Fryrish) were part of FOX's 3rd season.

This begs the question - since the 4ACV episodes shown this season have been very good, are the naff ones being kept back for next year?  Stuff like "Fry and Leela develop superpowers" and "Kif gets pregnant" doesn't exactly inspire me with confidence.
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« Reply #102 on: 06-23-2002 14:37 »

 
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Originally posted by Archie2K:
I am getting increasing sure that all of the Season 4 episodes from the 3ACV episode block were just the ones that FOX didn't like.

I don't believe your theory because I don't think FOX actually watches every episode and knows how to judge a quality episode (They're the ones cancelling the show for crying out loud).  Roswell, Futurestock, Godfellas, and 30% Iron Chef, were planned to be shown during season 4 from the beginning.  Where the Buggalo roam, Phaoroh to remember,Route to All Evil, Leela of her own, and AOI2 were the only ones that cut from the Season 3.  A Tale of To Santas was canceled from last season due to (what they claimed)to be too violent for its time slot. Their mediocrity (although that is a matter of opinion) seems more like a coincidence. The only thing FOX had to do with season 4 is the number of episodes aired.  I still think of it as a stroke of luck that we even got to see Tale of Two Santas, and I doubt that FOX will EVER air it again.
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #103 on: 06-03-2003 16:31 »

 
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Originally posted by Otis P Jivefunk:
I wasnít all that impressed with this episode... This episode just didnít really gel with me, it was uneven, and just seemed strange compared to Season One and Two era episodes... the second half, when it became very disjointed... it was way below average for a Fry episode, and a below average episode on the whole. Worst of the season so far.

Wow, I just had to ressurect this thread, because my opinion on this ep has changed sooooo much with time. This ep is the perfect example of how what can seem like a bad ep at first can become awesome with time. Well, at least for me. I love this ep now, That Guy is so funny, he's a legend, and there's some really funny moments, like when the Proff runs off luaghing with his heart  laff

Gleno

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« Reply #104 on: 10-30-2003 09:57 »
« Last Edit on: 10-30-2003 09:57 »

Bumped for dvd again....  roll eyes

Man most of the reviews of this ep are bagging it, but I loved this one....!
So many funny lines and moments....I think people read into them too much sometimes, just watch it and laugh....!
The ape fight was funny because it served no purpose, same as the Calculon part....  laff

Mom was funny as always, Zoidberg, he's so lame you gotta love him (Ha ha you got fleeced....I would have settled for a bread roll with ketchup inside) close enough

That Guy was really funny and I loved the safety dance for some reason....I don't even know what they're referencing but it's funny to me *dun dun dun dun-dun etc*   laff
The bone-itis death was freaky but it surprised me seeing as how I'd forgotten that he had the disease by the end....

I hate the stock market but love this ep....  big grin

Also, "Don't you worry about blank, let ME worry about blank....!

Let me break....let me break you down....for your sake....I will break you down...."[/small]
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« Reply #105 on: 10-30-2003 10:27 »
« Last Edit on: 10-30-2003 10:27 »

I thought it was great. It was the first whole episode I ever saw, which mind you changed my perspective of all the characters at first...

Safety dance is awesome, that guy is awesome.

Three favorite lines/short dialogues:

"Hey, this isn't a business plan, it's an escape plan!"

"Hair gel?"
"No thanks, I make my own."

"Look at my butt, woooo!"
"Hit the retaliate button!"
"Umm..."
"Any one, they all retaliate!"

I wonder if anyone else got the "no thanks, I make my own" joke... bad first impression of Fry...
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« Reply #106 on: 10-30-2003 17:26 »

Futurestock is hands down one of my favorite episodes, and one of the first I saw when I became a devoted fan.  Ohhhh, Houghton.

Anyway, must sees include: Bonitis, the saftey-dance finger dance (the song sounds nothing like that, by the way), The rip on the Macintosh "1984" commercial, and all the glory of 80's yuppie slease.

My question is, when he said he wanted the company to be more like Germany did he mean east or west Germany?
Mouse On Venus

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« Reply #107 on: 10-30-2003 18:06 »

It surprised me also how little people thought of this episode. I thought it was awesome. I would say awesome to the max, but the Big Ape Fight scene let it down for me.

And just to give everyone else an insight into my mind, of all the great quoteworthy lines in the episode, this part was my favourite:

Mom: How about a hand recount?
Igner: Okay! *slap* Ow!

Fantastic. Some other good parts:

 "When I was frozen, giant carrots ruled the earth. Now they don't. It takes some getting used to."

 That Guy: Let's work on your execu-speak. "I'm worried about 'blank'."
 Fry: Don't you worry about 'blank', let me worry about 'blank'.
 That Guy: Correct. I also would've accepted: "'Blank?' 'Blank?!' You're not looking at the big picture!

 A personal Season 3 favourite of mine.  smile
John Pannozzi

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« Reply #108 on: 07-13-2004 22:10 »

Good:

Hettie

Zoidy

The PlanEx commercial and Leela and Bender's responses

The Professy

the Bot-Mitzvah

Amy's voice sounded cute

Bad:

This ep. didn't give us much sympathy for Leela, Bender and Amy

perhaps the worst ending ever

Mom was surprisingly unfunny

The boneititus scene was really disturbing.
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« Reply #109 on: 07-13-2004 22:23 »

Why the hell did you bump this? Mods and admins periodically bump these "thoughts on.." threads, they don't need other people doing it constantly, especially when they don't have anything interesting to add. I've heard you've been taken to task on this type of thing before so I wont bust your ass about it, especially because I'm fairly new myself but please just wait for someone high up to give you a chance to talk about it. Sorry if I seem mean.
Mouse On Venus

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« Reply #110 on: 07-14-2004 11:25 »

He bumped it to give his review on it. Get off your high horse.
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« Reply #111 on: 07-14-2004 11:32 »

Future Stock kicks ass. Nazi propaganda, weird Apple/1984 references, best Mom insult ever ("Shove a bastard in it you crap!" ), several moments of inspired ludicrousness, and eighties bagging, all ad up to good times.

Admitedly, I didn't like it so much on my first viewing, but when I watched it again several months latter on DVD, I was laughing frequently. A good ep.

B+
Unknown

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« Reply #112 on: 07-14-2004 12:20 »

Not one of my personal favorites, though not without its moments; I would have done things differently.  I would have agreed to sell 50,000 shares to Mom at the really high price.  As soon as I disbursed the funds from the sale to the rest of the stockholders...CHEESE IT!
DrJohnZ

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« Reply #113 on: 07-14-2004 12:57 »

 
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Originally posted by SlackedJawedMoron:
Nazi propaganda
"Hey! We were watching that!"

I laughed so hard on that  laff
SlackJawedMoron

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« Reply #114 on: 07-14-2004 12:59 »

Actually, I was talking about the "Do we have the pure strength of will!" bit...  big grin

That was the apple/1984 bit.

It was still awesome.  laff
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« Reply #115 on: 07-14-2004 19:46 »

 
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Originally posted by Mouse On Venus:
He bumped it to give his review on it. Get off your high horse.

He's bumped quite a number of threads though, and it is rather annoying
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« Reply #116 on: 07-14-2004 22:49 »

 
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Originally posted by John Pannozzi:
The boneititus scene was really disturbing.
But that's what made it so hilarious.  tongue

Anyway, I thought this was a great episode personally. The plot seemed very intelligent and it was constantly funny. Good one.
John Pannozzi

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« Reply #117 on: 07-20-2004 22:20 »

 
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Originally posted by leelaholic:
 
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Originally posted by John Pannozzi:
The boneititus scene was really disturbing.
But that's what made it so hilarious.   tongue

Not in my book. The very thought or bones twisting made me cringe long before Futurama started. Anyway, this is perhaps my least favorite Futurama ep. ever.
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« Reply #118 on: 10-22-2007 19:24 »

I dont know why this part makes me laugh-

Leela: What about our thousands of shares of stock?

Hermes: Worthless!

trickster381

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« Reply #119 on: 11-04-2007 08:37 »

I like the 80's guy in this one
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