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cyber_turnip

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« on: 06-26-2010 05:49 »

Nothing like a bit of dark humour and it pops up every now and then throughout the series.

For me, it's the shot of the many, many receipts in the suicide booth in The Beast with a Billion Backs.
SorynArkayn

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« Reply #1 on: 06-26-2010 06:36 »

I think that the Suicide Booths in general are my favourite bit of dark humour in Futurama.

I enjoyed the ending of "Bendless Love" when Bender bent the Professor over backwards instead of straightening him out; the Prof said, "I'm sad now," and Leela said, "Ah, it's fine."

Then there are Zapp Brannigan's exploits, such as his bloody triumph of the pacifists of the Ghandi nebula, or him defeating the Killbots by sending waves of his own men at them until they reached their pre-set kill limit and shut down, or his anecdote about how the Spidarians wove the tapestry of the battle while he was still killing them.

Perhaps the best example of dark humour is from "Rebirth", wherein the Professor explained that he didn't use fetal stem cells; instead he used stem cells harvested from perfectly healthy adults, whom he killed for their stem cells. I loved it because it points out how ridiculous the controversy over stem cells is, and twists it by having the Professor admit that he killed healthy adults for their stem cells, instead of using fetal stem cells, which wouldn't have harmed any living person.
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« Reply #2 on: 06-27-2010 15:01 »

Flexo casually accepting his possible death under the unbendable girder. The coughing up oil.

That and the Cops uncaring reaction to Robertos end.
FishyJoe

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« Reply #3 on: 06-27-2010 16:08 »

All the ones in Spanish Fry were pretty good.

Oh wait, you said DARK jokes. Sorry.
futurefreak

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« Reply #4 on: 03-06-2011 22:16 »

I think Bender holding his own funeral to see how he'd be remembered is pretty funny. I love it when Amy starts talking and he goes LOUDER AND SADDER!! hahaha
scififry

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« Reply #5 on: 03-07-2011 04:50 »

^Yeah, and in the same episode when Bender throws the flowers off his coffin and the Professor catches them Amy saying `Now we know who'll be next...' lol
NastyInThePasty

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« Reply #6 on: 03-07-2011 05:43 »

"I can't wait to eat that monkey." [licks lips]
lemily33

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« Reply #7 on: 03-08-2011 06:41 »

"I can't wait to eat that monkey." [licks lips]

Off-topic, but "I hate that rodent!" Awesome Fry line.
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« Reply #8 on: 03-08-2011 07:00 »
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Fry: Stem cells? Aren't those controversial?

Professor: In your time, yes, but nowadays, shut up! Besides, these are adult stem cells, harvested from perfectly healthy adults whom I killed for their stem cells.

I loved it because it points out how ridiculous the controversy over stem cells is, and twists it by having the Professor admit that he killed healthy adults for their stem cells, instead of using fetal stem cells, which wouldn't have harmed any living person.

Not really. Adult stem cells can be harvested without killing anyone. Embryonic stem cells can't be. The joke is funny because first the Professor's actions are horrible and controversial, then suddenly they're not, and then suddenly they're even worse. He's not just a scientist, after all. It's moments like that which remind us that he's an unethical, unprincipled professor of Mad Science!
SpaceCase

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« Reply #9 on: 03-08-2011 16:49 »

... It's moments like that which remind us that he's an unethical, unprincipled professor of Mad Science!

   
    I tried to join, but I kept failing the ethics test... hmpf

I'll just... ooze... back out under the door now...

SpaceMaN

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« Reply #10 on: 03-09-2011 05:07 »

Donbot: "Plug 'im.  Then, unplug 'im."
futurefreak

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« Reply #11 on: 03-09-2011 08:38 »

Bender's plans for retirement: "I'm gonna turn my on/off switch to off"
Question Machine

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« Reply #12 on: 03-11-2011 07:29 »

^Yeah, and in the same episode when Bender throws the flowers off his coffin and the Professor catches them Amy saying `Now we know who'll be next...' lol
I love that part.

Most of my favorite dark jokes involve the various ways Bender inadvertently ends up killing the tiny civilization on his chest/backside in "Godfellas". It's just so horrible... by which I mean, horribly funny.
Red Shirt

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« Reply #13 on: 03-12-2011 08:59 »

The use of Soylent Green in "30% Iron Chef" was a nice touch and the death of Welshie in "Where No Fan Has Gone Before" was also rather entertaining laff
lemily33

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« Reply #14 on: 03-19-2011 03:35 »

In "The Honking," the evil laughter, and Bender is like, "What's that?!"and then Zoidberg goes, "I don't know, but it's infectious! Hahahaha!"

I laughed so hard.
lilkitten29

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« Reply #15 on: 03-19-2011 05:11 »
« Last Edit on: 03-19-2011 05:14 »

 Anthology of Interest 1 where Leela is impulsive! Every death of each crew member was hilarious! I Especially liked how the Professor died by being eaten by the anteaters.

Professor Farnsworth: "Oh. You've killed me! You've killed me!"
Leela: "Oh God! What have I done?"
Professor Farnsworth: "I just told you. You've killed me!"


Haha!


Oh..and when Leela is trying to hide the evidence of  killing Hermes.

Bender: "Hey, what's this? Hermes' dreadlocks, and his arm? Leela, I'm shocked! Food goes in the disposal, hair and flesh go in the trash."
Tammie88

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« Reply #16 on: 03-24-2011 13:42 »

Bender: You know, sometimes I wish your parents were still alive.
*pauses

Not often though.
*hugs Fry
futurefreak

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« Reply #17 on: 03-24-2011 19:18 »

Fixing the time paradoxes by killing off the characters is dark, but like is TLPJF it was funny big grin
lemily33

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« Reply #18 on: 03-24-2011 19:48 »

Haha! Yes. This is true, Randi. smile "That was the old Fry. He's dead now." HAHA.

Tammie, I love that one, too. laff
vonboy
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« Reply #19 on: 03-24-2011 19:55 »

POW, we took care of the time travel paradox!
SpaceMaN

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« Reply #20 on: 03-25-2011 18:59 »

"Wanna see it make a star?"
totalnerd undercanada

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« Reply #21 on: 03-25-2011 20:45 »

Not so much "dark" as "second layer" there, really.
SpaceMaN

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« Reply #22 on: 03-25-2011 20:59 »

Quiet, you.
totalnerd undercanada

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« Reply #23 on: 03-25-2011 21:02 »

Wanna see me make a star?
lilkitten29

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« Reply #24 on: 03-25-2011 21:58 »

And from Bender's Big Score:

"Someone get a mop!"

I don't know why, but I laughed so hard at that.
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« Reply #25 on: 03-25-2011 22:12 »

Haha I wasn't gonna say it but TNUK did. Also, this second layer business inidicates to me I may not have the original intention of the joke... confused
lemily33

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« Reply #26 on: 03-25-2011 23:14 »

Wanna see me make a star?

What's that from again?
totalnerd undercanada

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« Reply #27 on: 03-25-2011 23:22 »

Futurama. roll eyes
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« Reply #28 on: 03-25-2011 23:24 »

It's Want to see it make a star? though!
lemily33

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« Reply #29 on: 03-25-2011 23:32 »

Thanks, Bend-err. smile

Oh! The spice weasel! Okay. big grin
hobbitboy

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« Reply #30 on: 03-26-2011 12:29 »


   Wanna see me make a star?


Will it go all nova on us?

Don't hate me, Trinity.  I'm just the messenger.
futurefreak

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« Reply #31 on: 03-27-2011 11:01 »

It's Want to see it make a star? though!
"Wanna see it make a star?"
teh Lulz laff
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #32 on: 08-28-2011 15:45 »

Off the top of my head I really liked the Refreshing Crack joke...


evil laugh...
spira

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« Reply #33 on: 08-28-2011 15:48 »

Pretty much everything that goes on in that alley is hilarious, from the crack to the organ-trading to them being mugged by that guy with the little robot.
Gorky

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« Reply #34 on: 08-28-2011 17:27 »

Watching the penguins fumbling with those two guns at the end of "The Birdbot of Ice-Catraz" amuses me immensely.
Tofu_Lion

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« Reply #35 on: 09-05-2011 09:32 »

"I can't wait to eat that monkey." [licks lips]

This was my 1st answer, and Leela stuffing Hermes down the disposal was the 2nd thing that came to mind, so I'll put the 3rd- "Science cannot move forward without heaps!"
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #36 on: 09-05-2011 10:23 »

Off the top of my head:

Robot Stack: We're putting you in the Witness Relocation Program.
Bender: I gotta hide forever?
Robot Stack: No, only until the Robot Mafia finds and kills you. They're pretty good at that.

Fry: Stop being such a baby and chop my hands off!

Monk: We cooked our shoes in the dryer and ate them. Now we're bored.

Slave: Pharaoh Bender, it hurts when I breathe.
Bender: Well, then what do you think you should stop doing...?

On a contrasting note, I think in "the Luck of the Fryish," Benders line at the end: "you want me to smack up the corpse a little?" almost ruined the moment. Maybe that's why it was amusing  big grin
Tofu_Lion

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« Reply #37 on: 09-05-2011 10:44 »


On a contrasting note, I think in "the Luck of the Fryish," Benders line at the end: "you want me to smack up the corpse a little?" almost ruined the moment. Maybe that's why it was amusing  big grin

Yes! big grin That part is kind of rough on my throat, first its raw from emotion and holding back tears, then I'm laughing less than one second later. Kind of like in TLPJF when Fry reads Leela's note and returns to the time machine to ask Bender and the Professor if they wanna drink some beer and watch the universe end. "That's pretty much what I do every day" makes me laugh even though I kinda don't want to.
spira

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« Reply #38 on: 09-05-2011 18:16 »

I am pretty impressed with that list off the top of your head, UnrealLegend. And I forgot about the one from Pharaoh to Remember. Good times.

And yeah, the corpse one! Haha, Bender sure does know how to (almost) ruin a moment.
sparkybarky

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« Reply #39 on: 09-05-2011 20:53 »

The scene from AOI II where Farnsworth has just revealed grotesquely obese Human Bender, who says to the hot lady scientist, "Come here and give ole Bender a kiss." And then he removes a grilled cheese sandwich from one of his massive fat folds and offers it to her.

I don't know if that qualifies as "dark humor," but it is pretty gross. And hilarious.
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