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MovieMurderer

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« Reply #120 on: 06-28-2010 03:40 »
« Last Edit on: 06-28-2010 21:33 »

WARNING. THE FOLLOWING POST MAY GO ON FOR A BIT. READER DISCRETION IS ADVISED.

I, for one, loved these new episodes. They certainly weren't as great as our favorite classics like The Why of Fry or The Devil's Hands are Idle Playthings, but they were still amazing episodes, especially after a seven year hiatus of the 22-minute episode format.

I would say Rebirth would be an 8/10 and In-A-Gadda-Da-Leela would be a 7 or 7.5/10. The Attack of the Killer App trailer looks hilarious as well, can't wait for this Thursday!

Like any reviewers, a lot of people here that dislike these new episodes are only basing your rating upon your little nitpicks, and are completely overlooking the hilarious jokes, especially the reviewers of IAGDL. I am going to give MY reviews on these episodes, and will point out those great aspects most people seem to be missing.

Rebirth:
Great story, hilarious jokes... but the way the plot was executed seemed all over the place, similar to Bender's Big Score. This was much better than Bender's Big Score, but people seem to expect another Roswell That End's Well from all of these new episodes from Season Six. If there is to be another Roswell, it will be The Late Phillip J. Fry, as Cohen says that it will be "The Emmy Shot." The one poor thing no one has seemed to touch is Robo-Leela screaming at her exposed parts on her arm. That seemed a little Mike Scully or Seth MacFarlane-ish.

Jokes Harsh-Reviewers Seem to have missed:
* "Luckily, thanks to my safety sphere, I sublived with only trivial brain dablage!"
* The Professor's explanation of where he got the stem cells.
* "Only one thing will keep Bender alive! Possibly this thing!"
* "The last thing I remember, I was dying in an explosion."
* Hermes taking a shower on security camera.
* "Hopefully Robo-Leela isn't the jealous type like I am."
* "Right between the lungs! That was close!"
* Fry popping out of the birthing machine and the first thing he notices is that he is not wearing shoes.
* Zapp flying out of the birthing machine right before the credits, or in this case, credits super-imposed over IAGDL. At least you can read the title gags now...
* "And I love Leela! ANY Leela!"
* "Okay, dork. So, I'm gonna go to the urinal... maybe talk about my feelings a bit--"

IAGDL:
Ah, back to the Futurama we know... no character introductions, or getting out of a cliffhanger from a previous episode/ film. The Eden plot... didn't do it for me, it was decent... but it had so much potential. The first part... pre-Eden was hilarious, however. If Premish must do another episode (I hope she doesn't) She'll have to do better than that. I think that Groening may have worked more on the first half and Premish worked more on the second half. And for you saying Groening isn't a writer-guy, what about Space Pilot 3000? That was great, and it laid the groundwork for the original run perfectly. Although, I hope to see a new episode written by David X. Cohen.

Jokes Harsh-Reviewers have missed:
* "I Surrender and volunteer for treason!!"
* The Transcredible Exploits of Zapp Brannigan
* "So Emperor Chop-Chop, we meet again for the first time."
* The scanner recognizing Zapp's glove as Mrs. Eisenhower.
* "Well of course, but who's brave enough to fly into something we keep calling a Death-Sphere?"
* Bender's protest sign saying, "Bender is Great!"
* The Professor's Chamber of Understanding.
* "I find that very- OWWWW! - to believe!"
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« Reply #121 on: 06-28-2010 05:02 »
« Last Edit on: 06-28-2010 05:03 »

After re-waching "Rebirth" several times, I finally understand the one line that Zoidberg says that pronouncing the time and location of death is his specialty.

The people who likely voted Rebirth so highly are shippers, and the people who likely voted IDGDL so highly hate shipping.

That's pretty black and white. Not all shippers would think of "Rebirth" as the pinnacle of Futurama. Shippers are fans for the show forthmost, then shippers. To make the same statement about anti-shipping is pretty prejudice, too.

Everybody needs to keep in mind that a lot of fans who place the original 72 episodes on a high pedestal are because those were the episodes they knew Futurama by. A lot of the fans became acquainted with the show during the four-year hitch. We weren't around to see a new episode each week; the 72 episodes that were available were all that we had. We thought it would never come back- how could we not cherish them? It's going to be very difficult for four-year hitch fans to judge any new Futurama material individually- these fans have spent years watching and re-watching and pausing and watching the old episodes.

As one of those fans who just learned about the show a year after it was originally cancelled, I can't comprehend not comparing the new episodes to the originals. After so many years of waiting and false hope and abysmal movies, it's very hard to let go of the past. But, it will just take a while for us to break out of our ways. I still love "Bender's Big Score", as much as I love to hate to love to hate Lars, and as much as any other Futurama episode, but it was not produced in the same mindset the continuous 72 were.
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« Reply #122 on: 06-28-2010 08:40 »

Learn to read statistics and samplings.
Instead of wasting time arguing all of that, lemme just simply respond: "Statistics and samplings are BULLSH!T."

I couldn't care less how much time, effort, and thought you put into that ratings list. I don't care if you think I misused it or misunderstood it. And I don't care about the supposed differences between the "PEELer" and "Shipper" factions.

My point was that the majority of the people on this forum rated "Rebirth" and "IAGDL" very favourably on the respective polls. Despite those quantifiable facts, some people here claim that many people are judging the new episodes too harshly. How can that be true when a clear majority rated both episodes 7 or better; and more people rated "Rebirth" a perfect 10 than voted it 6 or lower? I was refuting the baseless contention that the majority of the people here are being hyper-critical of these two new episodes.

You accused me of "retroscopic benevision". Firstly, don't be a dick who invents words to describe people you disagree with; it just makes you sound like an idiot. Second, you didn't even need to invent that dopey term, because there's already a single, well-known word for what you were trying to describe: nostalgia. Third, accusing me of that contradicts something you subsequently acknowledged, which was that I liked the Futurama movies. If I was in fact a unwitting victim of Futurama nostalgia, wouldn't that mean I would hate the movies too? No, because I'm not.

I don't dislike these two episodes because I'm nostalgic for the origin run of Futurama episodes; I'm disappointed by them because they're below average Futurama episodes, by any comparison. The people who rated them so highly are just doing a deservice to all of the great episodes of Futurama, because they're claiming that these two new episodes are good enough to be counted among them. I mean, the people who rated "Rebirth" a perfect 10; what did they rate "Amazon Women in the Mood" or "Roswell That Ends Well"? Who actually thinks that "Rebirth" is as good as either of those two episodes? That's why I think that it's apparent that most of the people here are being overly generous in their opinions and ratings of these two new episodes.

I'm sure that I'm just as ecstatic about Futurama's return as anyone else here -- but let's not lose perspective people. It's fantastic that Futurama is back; but neither of these two new episodes should be considered better than an "average" episode of Futurama from seasons past.
MovieMurderer

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« Reply #123 on: 06-28-2010 10:05 »

I think the only reason this show gets hatred now is due to the abysmal sales of Tickle-Me-Bender.
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« Reply #124 on: 06-28-2010 10:44 »

I think the only reason this show gets hatred now is due to the abysmal sales of Tickle-Me-Bender.
I so would've bought one of those if David X had gone through with it. I can't remember exactly how much he said they would've cost -- 60 something? -- but if it talked and was as cool as he said, it would've been worth it.
MovieMurderer

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« Reply #125 on: 06-28-2010 11:13 »

I think the only reason this show gets hatred now is due to the abysmal sales of Tickle-Me-Bender.
I so would've bought one of those if David X had gone through with it. I can't remember exactly how much he said they would've cost -- 60 something? -- but if it talked and was as cool as he said, it would've been worth it.
Oh, for sure... It would be hilarious hearing all of the things it would have said... the only obstacle would be the price. But at least it was only 60 something and not 160 something or 1,060 something. But that last one would be unfathomably ridiculous.
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« Reply #126 on: 06-28-2010 17:52 »
« Last Edit on: 06-28-2010 17:53 »

The people who likely voted Rebirth so highly are shippers, and the people who likely voted IDGDL so highly hate shipping. Futurama is multi-faceted and has something for everybody.

Just for the sake of the argument: I'm a pretty die-hard shipper, and I rated "Rebirth" 9/10 and "In-A-Gadda-Da-Leela" 7/10--both very respectable grades. Actually, I've noticed that most shippers had little problem with IAGDL (although I agree that most of them, like me, preferred "Rebirth"). So I suppose that might render your argument a bit faulty and give credence to SA's belief that we're all being too kind to these episodes...but I think the truth lies somewhere in the middle. Yes, we're all very excited to have Futurama back, so maybe that's clouding our judgment. But I can recall quite clearly my initial reaction to "Bender's Big Score" back in 2007: I was thoroughly disappointed (and I was just as excited for that movie as I was for these two episodes). I was not disappointed with "Rebirth" or IAGDL, and that alone tells me that I personally am being fairly objective in my rankings; I have obviously been harsh on both the movies and the episodes in the past, and that is a direct result of my perception of their quality, my standards for which have remained more or less unwavering for the past 7 years that I have been a fan of this show. I'm not allowing the fact that OHMIGOD THIS IS NEW FUTURAMA!!1!!1! to affect my ability to judge them as I would any other episode.

And I'd say I agree with you overall, i_c, that most PEELers are being just as objective as SA prides himself on being. Just because people have different opinions of these episodes, that doesn't necessarily mean they're being lenient.
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« Reply #127 on: 06-28-2010 21:56 »

I don't dislike these two episodes because I'm nostalgic for the origin run of Futurama episodes; I'm disappointed by them because they're below average Futurama episodes, by any comparison.

Picking an episode at random, The Problem With Popplers. Funny, well written, and well plotted. Scored highly on PEEL. Contains all the elements we have come to expect from Futurama, plus a twist at the end.

Rebirth: Funny, well written and well plotted. Scored highly on PEEL. Contains many of the elements we have come to expect from Futurama, with a twist near the end, and another twist to finish on.

I'd say that they compare fairly well to the original run. If you're that disappointed, don't watch them or post about them. Go watch Family Guy or American Idol instead.
MovieMurderer

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« Reply #128 on: 06-28-2010 22:30 »
« Last Edit on: 06-29-2010 05:18 »

I don't dislike these two episodes because I'm nostalgic for the origin run of Futurama episodes; I'm disappointed by them because they're below average Futurama episodes, by any comparison.

Picking an episode at random, The Problem With Popplers. Funny, well written, and well plotted. Scored highly on PEEL. Contains all the elements we have come to expect from Futurama, plus a twist at the end.

Rebirth: Funny, well written and well plotted. Scored highly on PEEL. Contains many of the elements we have come to expect from Futurama, with a twist near the end, and another twist to finish on.

I'd say that they compare fairly well to the original run. If you're that disappointed, don't watch them or post about them. Go watch Family Guy or American Idol instead.

The only problem I have with these two new episodes is that Matt Groening is suddenly overshadowing the classic Futurama humor. Not to say I don't LIKE Groening's humor, it's just that his type of humor belongs in the Simpsons and Cohen or Kaplan's types of humor belong in Futurama.

But these episodes are still great. Groening is still hilarious, and we have the Professor, senile as ever in this terrific revival to our favorite TV Show.

For those saying Rebirth is worse than That's Lobstertainment!, The Cryonic Woman, or A Leela of Her Own, watch all of those episodes then watch Rebirth and you can easily see that Rebirth is much better than that. This will rank up towards the middle or above that in the best Futurama episodes of all time. Give it a chance.
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« Reply #129 on: 06-29-2010 04:49 »

The thing with Groening's humor is that it belongs to The Simpsons... from 15 years ago. You remember, the golden age of the Simpsons around Seasons 4-9 when it was hilarious. You'll never guess when Matt started to develop Futurama: around Simpsons Season 9. Once Futurama started, Matt was far less involved with the Simpsons than he was Futurama. Look at commentaries for the two shows: Matt's appeared on every Futurama commentary and has a lot more to say about the episodes than on the Simpsons commentaries.

It's interesting because these are (I may be wrong, so bear with me) Matt's first writing credits other than Space Pilot 3000 and The Simpsons Movie since 22 Short Films About Springfield from Season 7, aired in 1996.

But I agree that these episodes weren't exactly DXC or Kaplan humor. If you have seen the preview of Attack of the Killer App, the humor is much more like classic Futurama, perhaps even funnier.
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« Reply #130 on: 06-29-2010 04:58 »

Being unable to watch that preview clip is killing me, living in the UK and all, if only someone would put it on YouTube. The worst thing is that this clip is going to be a weekly thing, isn't it? A weekly thing I can't watch frown

But yeah, if I'm correct, Groening appears on every Simpsons commentary from the first 10 seasons with a handful of exceptions for when he couldn't get out of prior engagements and A Star is Burns (due to his distain for it). Clearly, he does care about The Simpsons, he just isn't deluded and sees that the show just isn't very good any more.

It is interesting to see him get these credits, although they're just for story. Is it possible that they're just crediting stories more than they did in their first run and Matt has always come up with episode concepts but has just gone without credit up until now?
MovieMurderer

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« Reply #131 on: 06-29-2010 05:16 »

If you have seen the preview of Attack of the Killer App, the humor is much more like classic Futurama, perhaps even funnier.

Yeah, I saw it... can't wait. Thinking about cryogenically freezing myself till the end of broadcast season seven so I can watch all of the rest at once.

My favorite line of the preview is when the alien is disassembling Bender and says: "This thing is 40% chromium!"

Being unable to watch that preview clip is killing me, living in the UK and all, if only someone would put it on YouTube.

There is another preview clip different than the one on Comedy Central on YouTube from a preview screening here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kuHeBWa4lRM&playnext_from=TL&videos=TtHXsSsodu4

Begins with a short clip from The Simpsons then shows the Hypnotoad clip from  Rebirth.

Love Groening's reaction to Simpsons. "Wait... this is NOT Futurama."
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« Reply #132 on: 06-29-2010 05:22 »

That's old, everybody's likely seen it in the thousands of links its had in the forum. The preview clip I'm talking about is the 40% chromium one, which doesn't seem like it has turned up on Youtube yet.
MovieMurderer

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« Reply #133 on: 06-29-2010 05:28 »
« Last Edit on: 06-29-2010 05:29 »

And it probably won't... not until AFTER it premieres, anyway. I hope the entire episode is as good as those previews. The commercial shows Fry, Bender, Leela, and Amy betting on something with the consequence being somersaulting into goat vomit. The goat vomit idea from the commercial seems very non-Futurama... except maybe the Indian Food joke.
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« Reply #134 on: 06-29-2010 05:33 »
« Last Edit on: 06-29-2010 05:40 »

The goat vomit idea from the commercial seems very non-Futurama... except maybe the Indian Food joke.

You know, I thought that exact same thing the first time I saw that promo. I thought, "Damn, that doesn't look like something you normally see on Futurama." And for a moment I was worried, but then I realized something: one of the best things about Futurama is that you never know what to expect. Yes, we've come to expect a general formula--intelligence, humor, heart (not necessarily in a single episode, but sprinkled throughout the season). But the writers are capable of anything--which means the characters and their stories can go in any direction. And there's something exciting about that unpredictability, after spending so many years living off of reruns that most of us know so well we can recite them.
MovieMurderer

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« Reply #135 on: 06-29-2010 05:37 »

Good point. Whattya say we just hit a strip joint?
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« Reply #136 on: 06-29-2010 14:43 »

I bought a giftcard for the American iTunes from the Internet and got the standard def season pass...
Both new episodes are really good, they met my high expectations and I can't wait for more.
The wait was lessened by avoiding this place for a while aswell.
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« Reply #137 on: 06-29-2010 18:28 »

I'm terrible at reviewing and criticizing, so I'll just spew my thoughts onto the page.

I was anticipating these for a while, and I was glad to see this show back. I liked many aspects in both shows, for example in "Rebirth," I liked the robot Fry twist at the end, and how Bender had to party in order to neutralize the bomb. "Rebirth" was a great beginning to the revival.

After watching both episodes I was a little disappointed. But of course I had to remember that these were now episodes, 22 minutes in length, and not 90 minute movies. They are meant to be watched separately. I can't expect feature length films with full story plots. There will be holes, there will be goofs, there will be more jokes (some of which could fall flat), and they won't necessarily follow each other directly.

Personally I'm excited to see what is to come. I missed simple episodes.

Oh, and by the way, I'm back.
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« Reply #138 on: 06-29-2010 20:11 »
« Last Edit on: 06-29-2010 20:15 »

I don't dislike these two episodes because I'm nostalgic for the origin run of Futurama episodes; I'm disappointed by them because they're below average Futurama episodes, by any comparison.

Picking an episode at random, The Problem With Popplers. Funny, well written, and well plotted. Scored highly on PEEL. Contains all the elements we have come to expect from Futurama, plus a twist at the end.

Rebirth: Funny, well written and well plotted. Scored highly on PEEL. Contains many of the elements we have come to expect from Futurama, with a twist near the end, and another twist to finish on.

I'd say that they compare fairly well to the original run. If you're that disappointed, don't watch them or post about them. Go watch Family Guy or American Idol instead.
Funny, well written, and well plotted?

I'd agree about the latter two, but it wasn't very funny. The first two minutes of the episode were virtually barren of laughter. The Fry 'fro was a recycled joke and was less funny because it was called attention to (but I understand why it was included for foreshadowing). Fry's joke about people drawing magic marker penises on his face in college was lame. Zapp's victory vodel was a lame idea and didn't sound funny either (sorry, Billy West). The self-referential bit about the "Comedy Central chanel" was very stilted, which was exemplified by Amy having to say, "I get it!" There were a few chuckle-inducing bits, such as the Professor's dialogue before he narrates the flashback, his "tongues-manship" line, and his safety sphere. But neither the PE ship crashing nor the Nimbus crashing on top of it while Zapp yodels again were very funny.

That's basically how the rest of the episode felt: sparse, mild laughter amidst a lot of jokes that fell flat.

The plot of "Rebirth" was good -- I admit that I didn't see the twist coming -- but it wasn't very funny.

Compare that to "The Problem with Popplers"; that episode was much funnier. Even if you only compare the first two minutes, this episode wins. The jokes about the Moochers, the gross food Bender prepares, Bender suggesting that Leela and Fry fight to the death -- and then him whispering to Leela to work his gut because he likes it tender -- and Leela's reaction when she first eats the Popplers are all much funnier than any of the jokes at the beginning of "Rebirth". Then you have the PE crew starting the Poppler business, the introduction of Free Waterfall Jr., the fourway TV debate, the arrival of Omicronians, Zapp negotiating with them, and the ending when Lrrrr was going to eat Leela, but eats Waterfall Jr. instead; all of it was very funny.

Perhaps there just as many attempted jokes in "Rebirth" as "The Problem with Popplers"; the difference is that I didn't find them funny.

Admittedly, "The Problem with Popplers" probably ranks as "average" or maybe "below average" by Futurama standards, but it's much funnier than "Rebirth". "Rebirth"'s two redeeming qualities are 1) The twist about Fry being a robot was clever and well written; and 2) It's a transitional episode, so it was creatively constrained, which excuses it from not being as funny.

I really want to know what people are laughing at in "Rebirth"?

And if anyone says "Bender dancing", then FRAK OFF! That running gag became tiresome very quickly; the only time it was funny was when Bender did that Michael Jackson scream and pose, because it was juxtaposed so well from what he said a moment earlier. But Bender dancing at that disco was lame and unfunny; and him cartwheeling away from the Cyclophage wasn't funny either. Bender even acknowledges that he's sick of dancing and partying in the episode; that mirrored my attitude toward it, only about 10 minutes too late.

And I think scrutinizing "Rebirth" like this is making me dislike it even more. I originally said that I was merely "disappointed" by it, but I'm beginning to genuinely dislike it.
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« Reply #139 on: 06-29-2010 20:48 »

Is it really necessary to argue with every person who said they found the episode funny? Sheesh.

Also, that is kind of an unfair comparison. What kind of crazy person would say Popplers is a below average episode? It is one of the best. Top 15 for sure, IMO.

Not every joke worked in Rebirth, but there were enough successful jokes to satisfy me.
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« Reply #140 on: 06-29-2010 22:04 »

SA, dude, just let the people who liked this episode like it. You aren't going to debate us all into submission; you're just going to piss us off. MovieMurderer included a nice little list at the top of this page of jokes he thinks the nitpickers missed; most of them are the ones I found myself laughing at, too. That said, this is all subjective; there is only so much that we can debate (civilly) before it becomes tiresome. You are completely entitled to your opinion, and I'm sorry that you didn't like either new episode, but unless you really enjoy picking apart the opinions (and well-constructed arguments) or those who happened to enjoy the premiere, then I suggest you stop. It's not accomplishing anything, and it's making you look like a bit of a bully.

In short: We're not asking you to like these episodes, and you shouldn't be asking us to hate them.
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« Reply #141 on: 06-29-2010 22:22 »

Listen to Gorky, Soryn. She taught me the long way the pointlessness of arguing against any episode. No matter how sup-par you think one is, there will always be someone who thinks differently, and can argue just as well as you (or better) for the episode. Just wait. If you wait short enough they'll release an episode you like (this is Futurama after all. You won't have to wait long).

P.S. Also, you don't have to worry about people's positive opinions of what you consider sub-par episodes affecting the writers/show. Basically, nothing we do here affects the show. The only thing that matters is the ratings and sales we represent on charts. This board and many like it are just places you can go to geek out about Futurama so as to alleviate your loved ones from your constant nerdiness (or at least that's what I use it for).
Gorky

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« Reply #142 on: 06-29-2010 22:33 »

For what it's worth, sometimes pointlessly arguing against episodes can be fun (FOA, you and I have had some great debates about the movies; they're good for the dorky soul). But such arguments are generally entered into with the knowledge that no one's opinion is really going to change. SA, you're quickly becoming a divisive (and derided) figure in General Discussion because there's a certain venom behind a lot of your arguments. Just remember it's all in good fun, and things will be a lot easier for all of us. We're all great fans of the show, and it takes different things to please us; it's important to take that into account when we're arguing the merits of these new episodes.
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« Reply #143 on: 06-29-2010 22:44 »
« Last Edit on: 06-29-2010 22:45 »

Just remember it's all in good fun, and things will be a lot easier for all of us. We're all great fans of the show, and it takes different things to please us; it's important to take that into account when we're arguing the merits of these new episodes.

And that's the true meaning of Christmas.

But in all seriousness, SA, these arguments are... more than pointless. Gorky hit it right on the number there. Yes, pointlessly arguing about the episodes can be fun, but... now it seems like you're arguing less about the episodes and more about the intelligence of the poster or... anyone on these forums who has a positive opinion of these episodes. It's not based on insulting the person's intelligence, it's based on understanding the person's type of sense of humor, and calmly debating why you did/ didn't enjoy these episodes. These may have been slightly off compared to the Futurama we know and love, but we should all be glad that Futurama is back at all. "Don't Worry, Bee Happy!"

Attack Of The Killer App looks like the Futurama we know and love, however.
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« Reply #144 on: 06-29-2010 22:44 »
« Last Edit on: 06-29-2010 22:45 »

MovieMurderer: This isn't the first thread he's "engaged in debate" only for it to turn into attacks on other users. Check the Lobstertainment thread for more details.


Basically, nothing we do here affects the show.
Hehehe, that's what you think...
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« Reply #145 on: 06-29-2010 22:48 »

MovieMurderer: This isn't the first thread he's "engaged in debate" only for it to turn into attacks on other users. Check the Lobstertainment thread for more details.

OH, I've already seen that. Jeez, how is he still a member here?

Basically, nothing we do here affects the show.
Hehehe, that's what you think...

Well... it's more what we do on CGEF. The creators noted that Lobstertainment had poor scores and that they probably shouldn't do another episode similar to it, and CGEF interviewed Eric Kaplan and they told him that everyone hates Cubert, so Kaplan said he'll stray away from writing Cubert episodes.
 
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« Reply #146 on: 06-29-2010 22:53 »

Hehehe, although that's true, still laughing because that's what you think I'm talking about...
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« Reply #147 on: 06-29-2010 22:57 »

Hehehe, although that's true, still laughing because that's what you think I'm talking about...
Grrr.... I feel like I've been duped. By myself.

Oh, well. I guess I'll go back to crying while watching the film "Old Dracula."
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« Reply #148 on: 06-30-2010 02:14 »

And if anyone says "Bender dancing", then FRAK OFF! That running gag became tiresome very quickly; the only time it was funny was when Bender did that Michael Jackson scream and pose, because it was juxtaposed so well from what he said a moment earlier.

Really? I thought the Michael Jackson scream and pose was weaker than most of Bender's other dancing jokes and I thought Bender's cartwheeling into the Planet Express ship was pretty hilarious...

But seriously, "FRAK OFF"? Are we not allowed to have different senses of humour now or something?
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« Reply #149 on: 06-30-2010 02:36 »

Cartwheeling Bender was one of the most hilarious parts of the episode.
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« Reply #150 on: 06-30-2010 02:55 »

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...then FRAK OFF!



Perhaps some meditation and anger management meetings would be appropriate at this point.
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« Reply #151 on: 06-30-2010 03:53 »

Cartwheeling Bender was one of the most hilarious parts of the episode.

I could watch that for the rest of my life and still laugh at it every time :P
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« Reply #152 on: 06-30-2010 04:54 »

And if anyone says "Bender dancing", then FRAK OFF! That running gag became tiresome very quickly; the only time it was funny was when Bender did that Michael Jackson scream and pose, because it was juxtaposed so well from what he said a moment earlier.

Really? I thought the Michael Jackson scream and pose was weaker than most of Bender's other dancing jokes and I thought Bender's cartwheeling into the Planet Express ship was pretty hilarious...

The only one worse than the MJ crotch grab was the Saturday Night Fever gag or the "back dance," but they were still better than they could have been.
Jezzem

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« Reply #153 on: 06-30-2010 05:15 »

What I meant when I said it was weaker than most of the other Bender dancing jokes was that it was really the only one that I didn't find funny.
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« Reply #154 on: 06-30-2010 11:20 »

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...then FRAK OFF!



Perhaps some meditation and anger management meetings would be appropriate at this point.

Here are more examples of SA:

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« Reply #155 on: 06-30-2010 12:14 »

What's with every one thinking I'm some kind of psychotic rager? Because I used the word "FRAK"? If I was so "angry", why wouldn't I use real profanity? And if I was actually screaming at my laptop, wouldn't my posts be nothing but all caps flames?

If you're just trying to get under my skin, it should be apparent that you've failed, because, firstly, ludicrous attempted insults do not faze me (why not bust out some "Your Momma" jokes instead?); and second, why do you assume I even care?

So you can try to paint me as some raving lunatic if that's your agenda, but it should be apparent to any reasonable, unbiased person that it's a false characterization that makes no sense whatsoever.

Now get back on topic.
Jezzem

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« Reply #156 on: 06-30-2010 12:23 »

What's with every one thinking I'm some kind of psychotic rager? Because I used the word "FRAK"? If I was so "angry", why wouldn't I use real profanity?

Well the "FRAK OFF!" in all caps is what made me think you were really pissed off at the people who thought the Bender dancing thing was funny, but I guess I'm just weird in that implied profanity in caps with an exclamation mark automatically says "anger" to me...

and second, why do you assume I even care?

Because you keep replying to the posts you supposedly don't care about.
MovieMurderer

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« Reply #157 on: 06-30-2010 12:42 »
« Last Edit on: 06-30-2010 12:44 »

Ehh... we're not trying to make you angry. We're just f%#kin' around. Well... at least I was just f%#kin' around. And it's fun to make people look insane and see if they overreact.

I'll just get back to my making sense and being on topic now. FOR now.

Also, I agree with Jezzem.
Nutmeg1729

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« Reply #158 on: 06-30-2010 12:56 »


And I think scrutinizing "Rebirth" like this is making me dislike it even more. I originally said that I was merely "disappointed" by it, but I'm beginning to genuinely dislike it.

Well you know the answer then, yes? Or are you stupider than I'm starting to think...
Stop FRAK-ing scrutinizing it then.
SorynArkayn

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« Reply #159 on: 06-30-2010 13:10 »
« Last Edit on: 06-30-2010 13:12 »

Because you keep replying to the posts you supposedly don't care about.
I always seem to get into arguments over what my definition of "care" is.

Responding to something doesn't constitute "caring" about it, IMO. For example, I care about Futurama; but I don't "care" about the Twilight movies.

Do you understand the difference, or do you need me to draw you a picture in crayon?
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