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Juliet

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« Reply #480 on: 07-07-2010 09:34 »

Grrrr can anybody youtube the clips?
Svip

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« Reply #481 on: 07-07-2010 13:29 »

Wasn't "A Taste of Freedom" a commentary on the whole flag burning controversy in the US?  And wasn't "Hell Is Other Robots" a commentary on drug use?
Freako

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« Reply #482 on: 07-07-2010 13:35 »

A bit more subtle though.
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« Reply #483 on: 07-07-2010 13:56 »

Well!  Wasn't "Xmas Story" and "A Tale of Two Santas" a bit about Christmas and its commercialisation!?
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« Reply #484 on: 07-07-2010 14:07 »
« Last Edit on: 07-07-2010 14:09 »

If those episodes were subtle then "Family Guy" is f%$#ing Shakespeare in its subtlety.

(Don't get me wrong, I love those episodes.  But come on.)

"A Big Piece of Garbage" and "Crimes of the Hot" were about pollution and global warming.  "Problem with Popplers" was about vegetarianism and animal rights.  "A Head in the Polls" was about elections and the political process.  "I Dated a Robot" was about illegal downloading.  "Fry and the Slurm Factory" was about marketing and the unhealthfulness of modern food and beverages (and the drink itself is basically Mountain Dew).  "Bender Should Not Be Allowed on Television" was about censorship.  "Three Hundred Big Boys" was partially about the Bush tax cuts.  "Godfellas" was religious satire.  And so on.

I don't really think it should be a surprise that a comedy show is going to use current events and societal trends as fodder for comedy.  They've kind of been doing it all along.
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« Reply #485 on: 07-07-2010 14:09 »

A taste of Freedom wasn't anymore subtle than Proposition Infinity. All they did in A Taste of Freedom was take the whole issue of flag burning and replace the burning with eating, just like they're taking the whole issue of gay marriage and replacing the gay marriage with human-robot marriage in Proposition Infinity.

Damn, how did I forget A Taste of Freedom?

pre-post edit: DotheBartman pretty much beat me to it.
Kryten

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« Reply #486 on: 07-07-2010 18:05 »

Commentary on modern-day social issues through a futuristic lens, You know what other show did that?

...actually, I can't remember the name, but I think that guy from Boston Legal and the Priceline commercials was in it.
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« Reply #487 on: 07-07-2010 18:58 »
« Last Edit on: 07-07-2010 19:00 »

Commentary on modern-day social issues through a futuristic lens, You know what other show did that?

...actually, I can't remember the name, but I think that guy from Boston Legal and the Priceline commercials was in it.
  William Shatner... Star Trek... AHH!
i_c_weiner

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« Reply #488 on: 07-07-2010 20:19 »

Kryten, do you mean...


He better be in the next season...
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« Reply #489 on: 07-07-2010 21:33 »

A taste of Freedom wasn't anymore subtle than Proposition Infinity. All they did in A Taste of Freedom was take the whole issue of flag burning and replace the burning with eating, just like they're taking the whole issue of gay marriage and replacing the gay marriage with human-robot marriage in Proposition Infinity.


You, see? And here that thing obviously works, becouse it´s in Zoidberg´s character. Not something like ridiculous pairing for the sake of the satire. But, of course, I can´t judge it until I see it.
FishyJoe

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« Reply #490 on: 07-08-2010 00:19 »

It is in character for Bender to fall for a rich girl even when their personalities are not compatible.

It is in character for Amy to do anything that moves.

Fry and Amy dated, so why not Bender? Makes a whole lot more sense than Amy/Kif.
EvilChicken

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« Reply #491 on: 07-08-2010 01:24 »
« Last Edit on: 07-08-2010 01:26 »

I have seen some relationship forming between the two. Like in 'Attack of the Killer App' when Mr. Chunks died, Amy hugs Bender, I've never seen that between the two.
Gorky

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« Reply #492 on: 07-09-2010 14:33 »

Clip from "The Duh-Vinci Code."

Jezzem

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« Reply #493 on: 07-09-2010 14:53 »

I thought the clip was pretty good, not in a hilarious way (although it had a couple of funny moments) but in an interesting sort of way...
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« Reply #494 on: 07-09-2010 14:56 »

All it links to is this... http://www.thecomedynetwork.ca/
totalnerd undercanada

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« Reply #495 on: 07-09-2010 16:34 »

Clip from "The Duh-Vinci Code."


Argh. Somebody needs to rehost that on youtube for non USAliens.
Kryten

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« Reply #496 on: 07-09-2010 19:21 »

Clip from "The Duh-Vinci Code."


"No! NO! But possibly yes!"

Season's definitely starting to get back on track.
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« Reply #497 on: 07-09-2010 19:37 »

Freako

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« Reply #498 on: 07-10-2010 03:02 »

The professors voice seems way too deep.

"What turned them to stone?"
Class ^
Svip

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« Reply #499 on: 07-10-2010 04:09 »

Poor Billy West.  Talking to himself.
Lyra

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« Reply #500 on: 07-10-2010 18:11 »

"What turned them to stone?"
Class ^

I second that!
But isn't Fry kinda right...? since the heads of famous people are in the museum shouldn't the heads of these geniuses be too?
Loved the Professor's laughter at the end! (Poor Fry... but he IS dumb...)
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« Reply #501 on: 07-10-2010 18:39 »

Um, no, Fry's wrong. They're called busts. You know, they're not real, sculpted into stone to look like somebody. That's what makes it funny: Fry thinks they were all turned to stone. You know, the whole "Fry is dumb" thing...
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« Reply #502 on: 07-10-2010 18:52 »

I agree with what Kryten said about the "No! NO! But possibly yes!" line. I'm always a fan of lines that are funny because of the odd way they're worded.
Lyra

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« Reply #503 on: 07-10-2010 19:06 »

Um, no, Fry's wrong. They're called busts. You know, they're not real, sculpted into stone to look like somebody. That's what makes it funny: Fry thinks they were all turned to stone. You know, the whole "Fry is dumb" thing...

I got it, but I wasn't sure Fry did... Maybe I expressed myself in the wrong way... sorry
Aki

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« Reply #504 on: 07-11-2010 02:00 »

The clip seemed promising, and I like how it's kind of calm in comparison to the latest episodes. Also I'm a big da Vinci fan, so this episode will be fun if they throw in a lot of geeky background gags, and it seems they will. Both "why were they turned into stones?" and "no! NO! But possibly yes!" are great jokes, and the Professor's laugh just kills me. And as Gorky points out the Professor being a da Vinci fan boy makes sense even though it's never been mentioned before. This looks like a really promising episode.
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« Reply #505 on: 07-11-2010 02:53 »

Wish I could see but I don't lkve in the 'right country'.  Oh well, I'll just have to wait.
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« Reply #506 on: 07-11-2010 21:06 »

I hate to be off-topic, but does anyone have any vague idea of the number of viewers as compared to the earlier seasons? I have been concerned recently about the shows future, as these new episodes have been decent, but certainly not the same as the earlier ones.  I guess what I am trying to say is that do we have reason to fear that the show might not get renewed after these 26 episodes have been aired?  I love this show, and would hate to see it die again so soon.
Jezzem

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« Reply #507 on: 07-11-2010 21:54 »

Uh, yes. Right on the first page of General Discussion, too.
lilkitten29

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« Reply #508 on: 07-12-2010 00:23 »

ugh. That would have to be the worst username I've seen on this this site.
vonboy
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« Reply #509 on: 07-12-2010 02:25 »

That is why my username has nothing to do with futurama. All the good ones (and most of the bad ones) are already taken.
Aki

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« Reply #510 on: 07-12-2010 13:23 »

That is why my username has nothing to do with futurama. All the good ones (and most of the bad ones) are already taken.
Good ones like Susan the Boil, the most memorable, emotionally distinctive character in the history of television?
Svip

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« Reply #511 on: 07-12-2010 13:24 »

That is why my username has nothing to do with futurama. All the good ones (and most of the bad ones) are already taken.
Good ones like Susan the Boil, the most memorable, emotionally distinctive character in the history of television?

Read the brackets!
Aki

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« Reply #512 on: 07-12-2010 13:29 »

Read the brackets!
Sorry, read it through too quickly frown
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« Reply #513 on: 07-12-2010 18:36 »

Clip from "The Duh-Vinci Code."

I thought that clip was hilarious.  evil laugh laff
homerjaysimpson

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« Reply #514 on: 07-13-2010 07:43 »

I forgot about this thread! Dam myself for not coming here that often.


Aki

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« Reply #515 on: 07-13-2010 12:18 »

Haha, I didn't think of that until you said it. Overall it is not a Simpsons original story so I wouldn't mind if the Futurama story ended up similar, but at the same time I wouldn't be able to not see the similarities.
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« Reply #516 on: 07-13-2010 12:26 »
« Last Edit on: 07-13-2010 12:27 »

As long as we get a Whacking Day, I'm fine with this.

And it's a classic plot twist. If the story was:
Then I could understand somebody finding the similarities.
JavieR

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« Reply #517 on: 07-14-2010 19:04 »

Eric Rogers posted on his Twitter account that today is the last table read of Futurama:

"Last table read... Until we get picked up for season 7, that is."

hmpf
MightyBooshFan91

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« Reply #518 on: 07-14-2010 22:17 »

Also (from a later tweet) Buzz Aldrin was there!  Possible guest star?
Svip

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« Reply #519 on: 07-14-2010 22:26 »

Also (from a later tweet) Buzz Aldrin was there!  Possible guest star?

Nah, I guess he was just hanging out.
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