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Gorky

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« Reply #160 on: 06-30-2010 15:11 »


 Could a character (Fry) have said 'penis' back when it was on Fox?

They didn't say it once in "Spanish Fry", which was probably the most explicit episode to air during the original run--and it basically revolved around penises and penis jokes--so my guess is no.
Robots_best_friend

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« Reply #161 on: 06-30-2010 15:46 »

They say a lot worse on FG. So they might have been able too.
Svip

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« Reply #162 on: 06-30-2010 16:58 »

FG also lacks any form of class.
totalnerd undercanada

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« Reply #163 on: 06-30-2010 17:00 »

I've noticed that Family Guy positively delights in the word "vagina". They even put a particular emphasis  on it, seeming to draw out and relish the word as they're saying it.
Robots_best_friend

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« Reply #164 on: 06-30-2010 17:03 »

Family Guy does lack a certain amount of class...though i'm sure if they're allowed to say it, Futurama is allowed to too. Then again, this is FOX we're talking about...
futz
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« Reply #165 on: 06-30-2010 17:43 »

There's a bunch of words used on television that you'll only hear on television and read in medical books. Nobody (at least in the US) ever uses them in the vernacular but TV (or the FCC) seems stuck on using them. They're beginning to sound more vulgar than the words and phrases they replace. I never in my life heard anybody say that they had to urinate except on TV. Take a whizz or leak, drain the snake, see the man, etc. yes, but never that they had to urinate. And so on...
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #166 on: 06-30-2010 19:02 »

I say urinate.

But then, I find saying it in such a 'proper' way to be quite amusing. I doubt anybody else does.
futz
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« Reply #167 on: 06-30-2010 21:27 »

Maybe it sounds less gay in UK English than US English.

cyber_turnip

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« Reply #168 on: 06-30-2010 21:46 »

Nope, that's why I find it funny.
Gorky

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« Reply #169 on: 07-01-2010 00:20 »

I say urinate.

But then, I find saying it in such a 'proper' way to be quite amusing. I doubt anybody else does.

Nah, you're not the only one. At work, I always say, "May I please use the lavatory?" to be overly-proper, and I think it's funny, too.

Um...topic? I've got nothin'. I've probably seen "Rebirth" in its entirety about three times by now, and I like it more each time I see it. The only moment I'm not particularly fond of is Fry whacking the comatose Leela with a baseball bat while screaming "I. Love. You!"--it's funny in a desperate way, but a part of me cringes anyway.
SorynArkayn

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« Reply #170 on: 07-01-2010 00:31 »

The only moment I'm not particularly fond of is Fry whacking the comatose Leela with a baseball bat while screaming "I. Love. You!"--it's funny in a desperate way, but a part of me cringes anyway.
Yeah, I think that took it one step too far. The Traditional Medicine "Wake Up" machine was hilarious, especially how it slams Leela around before using really loud noises to try to wake her up; but Fry whacking Leela with a bat was too much.
FistfulOAwesome

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« Reply #171 on: 07-01-2010 01:15 »

The rib-cracking sound at the end of Fry's batting session works for me in a cringey humor sort of way.
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #172 on: 07-01-2010 02:06 »

I love that bit; but then, I didn't find the wake-up machine at all funny.
Aki

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« Reply #173 on: 07-01-2010 15:10 »

Um...topic? I've got nothin'. I've probably seen "Rebirth" in its entirety about three times by now, and I like it more each time I see it. The only moment I'm not particularly fond of is Fry whacking the comatose Leela with a baseball bat while screaming "I. Love. You!"--it's funny in a desperate way, but a part of me cringes anyway.
Really? I just find it hilarious big grin Same with the wake-up machine. Futurama has always managed pretty nicely to have such desperate and strange things without taking it too far, something shows like Family Guy fails with, having five minute fights that are funny the first ten seconds.
futurefreak

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« Reply #174 on: 07-02-2010 11:13 »

It was ok, not great. 7/10 from me. I liked how the plot was reversed from The Sting and Fry was the one missing Leela, thinking she was dead. I also like how he was dating a robot again since he'd not opposed to it, as seen in I Dated a Robot. However it seemed odd Bender didn't object this time. I know it's the first show back, and they need to focus on the main characters...however it's the NNYC scenes and daily life humor that make it relateable to me, whether it's in space or in the year 3000 something. It's beginning to get to unbelievable. The plots are just...less logical. Yes I know there is a lot less money than they had with FOX, fewer writers, no live orchestra... frown  It's got more of the movie feel to it than an episode feel. I'm looking forward to seeing more of the side characters come out in future episodes, even if for a line or two. So again I say Ok...Not great. The movies were funnier imo.
Jezzem

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« Reply #175 on: 07-02-2010 12:35 »

Did you just accuse Futurama of "beginning to get unbelievable" after only two episodes?
Smarty

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« Reply #176 on: 07-02-2010 15:00 »

I think that the writers are still in "movie mode" and need some time to try to take good plot lines that are for an 80 minute movie and turn them into 22 minute episodes.
Robots_best_friend

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« Reply #177 on: 07-02-2010 15:13 »

I just hope they get back to making episodes that resemble the old episodes that we know and love.
JoshTheater

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« Reply #178 on: 07-02-2010 20:06 »

COMACOMACOMACOMACOMACHAMELEON
Kryten

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« Reply #179 on: 07-02-2010 23:46 »

Just so I don't sound like I came back just to bitch... I really, really liked "Rebirth".
futurefreak

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« Reply #180 on: 07-03-2010 00:43 »

Did you just accuse Futurama of "beginning to get unbelievable" after only two episodes?
unbelievable...ore maybe more like unrelateable. Anyone see that one show on FOX that has maybe 6 episodes on it, I forget the name of it obviously...voices included Will Arnett and Jason Bateman (who I both love!!) and it was about school teachers or something...that show was insanely unrelateable which led to its immediate failure. I just don't wanna see Futurama go the way of that. There's been a lot of buildup of new fans recently though which is awesome (most of which who were probably just fetuses when the show first aired...I never get tired of using that line! tongue). I love Futurama, everyone knows it's my #1 Passion Forever (seriously), it's how I know 85% + of my friends...I just don't want to see it become something I wouldn't want to initially go out of my way to watch. I've only seen the first 2 eps so far (will see the third later today...). They've been OK, just not as great as past ones I've enjoyed like Roswell That Ends Well, Farnsworth Parabox, etc...but then again Space Pilot 3000 was kind of dull anyway if you compare it to later episodes, but was fine in the beginning. Episode Two seemed definitely more like a DVD extra than a standalone episode, however I did enjoy it,  more than episode one actually. There will always be a disagreement among fans about which parts of a show are better (take Buffy for instance, I prefer old school whereas some people preferred it post season 4). As of now, I'm still enjoying earlier seasons, but give it some time...it could be because I haven't had the opportunity to memorize and spout off random quotes yet! Guys, jobs, even friends will come and go...but Futurama will always be my first and foremost love! <3 love
Tedward

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« Reply #181 on: 07-03-2010 01:43 »

(take Buffy for instance, I prefer old school whereas some people preferred it post season 4)

Despite your point about disagreement being natural, I must ask anyway- are those people out of their minds?  tongue
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« Reply #182 on: 07-03-2010 02:13 »

Having just seen Rebirth, now I can comment. Random order:

  • Obligatory *YAY!* for Futurama back on the air.
  • I didn't mind the odd inconsistency here or there, as long as they oblige with The Rule of Funny, eg, the robot voices.
  • Major props to Katey Sagal for what I heard in Leela's voice, especially her anger at Bender when she came out of her coma, and her tenderness talking to Fry.
  • There's probably more, I'm still digesting. But this was a good return to existence for the show. Earth-shattering, no, but it's a start.
totalnerd undercanada

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« Reply #183 on: 07-03-2010 16:22 »

Just so I don't sound like I came back just to bitch... I really, really liked "Rebirth".

Watched it for the seventh or so time today, I still love it. I actually like it more each time, and I find myself noticing and approving of little things here and there. big grin
Aki

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« Reply #184 on: 07-03-2010 16:39 »

Watched it for the seventh or so time today, I still love it. I actually like it more each time, and I find myself noticing and approving of little things here and there. big grin
Right? Especially Rebirth and Killer App are MUCH better on second viewing. There are lots of Futuramaish jokes that I don't notice the first time around.
totalnerd undercanada

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« Reply #185 on: 07-03-2010 20:25 »

Killer App is a little better, but still kinda sucky. Think it might be a while before I can say I like Killer App.
willsterdude3000

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« Reply #186 on: 07-03-2010 21:22 »

Lets hope some of the upcoming episodes are better. The next one looks interesting, although at the moment seems to have a continuity error, which I hope will be resolved. Bender and Amy in a robosexual relationship sounds like Kif is going to lose interest in Amy.
Bigboysdontcry

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« Reply #187 on: 07-04-2010 04:29 »

I thought it was pretty good, probably the best out of the first three I have seen. i think things will get better as they go on. Here is hoping. So far so good.
hobbitboy

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« Reply #188 on: 07-04-2010 14:59 »


   The Traditional Medicine "Wake Up" machine was hilarious


I don't know why but for some reason 'Traditional Medicine' doesn't sound right. Shouldn't they have said 'Conventional Medicine' instead?

Don't hate me, Trinity.  I'm just the messenger.
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« Reply #189 on: 07-05-2010 01:10 »

Watched it for the seventh or so time today, I still love it. I actually like it more each time, and I find myself noticing and approving of little things here and there. big grin
Right? Especially Rebirth and Killer App are MUCH better on second viewing. There are lots of Futuramaish jokes that I don't notice the first time around.

I'm with you guys. I've rewatched Rebirth 4 times, and I love it every time. (Homer Simpson voice) Mmmm....Futurama....
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« Reply #190 on: 07-05-2010 01:11 »


   The Traditional Medicine "Wake Up" machine was hilarious


I don't know why but for some reason 'Traditional Medicine' doesn't sound right. Shouldn't they have said 'Conventional Medicine' instead?

"Conventional medicine" is the...more conventional term.
ShepherdofShark

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« Reply #191 on: 07-17-2010 21:28 »

Finally finally finally saw it and I loved it. Serious "yays" for the anti-shippers like myself!

I've avoided these threads (and Gen Diss in general) for fear of spoilers recently but now I can relax and join the disscussion (just need to catch up on the rest).
seattlejohn01

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« Reply #192 on: 07-18-2010 03:31 »

I've gone back & watched it several times; I like it more each time I see it, just like the original run of episodes.
Javier Lopez

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« Reply #193 on: 07-20-2010 16:48 »
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I finally watched it couple days ago..

It was a good episode in the meaning that i have seen far worst ones but in all it was loosy , pedantic and useless..

They had a great oportunity of making this show really awesome and interesting with the wormhole thing only to waste it all in a "everything returns to normal" whole episode .
 Yes touching some times and funny others but in all pointless and quite overabsurd, tought the Fry was a robot all the time caughy my surprise (dont know how) and the return of the hand chips was hilarious
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #194 on: 07-20-2010 17:29 »

How was it pedantic?
robotman5

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« Reply #195 on: 07-24-2010 21:55 »

pretty good just why did fry seem smart in this episode?
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #196 on: 07-24-2010 22:53 »

I don't think Fry seemed smart at all. If anything, I'd say he seemed a little bit stupider than usual.
bendingunit6

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« Reply #197 on: 09-24-2010 15:09 »

I found the episode good for Futurama standards. I gave it 8/10. My favorite joke had to be the last attempt to wake up Leela. ("Wake up! Wake up! WAKE UP!!!!")
Bigboysdontcry

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« Reply #198 on: 09-24-2010 21:53 »

Ya it was a great episode. I loved the crazy twist at the end. The robots and what not. Good stuff.
TheFutureisWild

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« Reply #199 on: 09-24-2010 23:18 »

in my opinion it was good, not great.  More or less i glad just to have new episodes back.
also i liked the part where Leela finally wakes up by means of Bender's fire burp
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