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PEE Poll: Rating
1/10  (poor)   -4 (2.9%)
2/10   -1 (0.7%)
3/10   -2 (1.5%)
4/10   -5 (3.7%)
5/10   -10 (7.4%)
6/10   -11 (8.1%)
7/10   -23 (16.9%)
8/10   -31 (22.8%)
9/10   -36 (26.5%)
10/10 (great)   -13 (9.6%)
Total Voters: 136

tastepurple01

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« Reply #120 on: 07-09-2010 16:55 »

Adding to my previous review: This episode had some of the best one-liners in the history of Futurama. Okay, maybe not the best, but other episode often had one one-liner that was hilarious, this one had several hilarious ones, including "you wouldn't know perversion if it put clamps on your testicles" and "my parents may be evil, but at least they're stupid". Just great.
I thought the preacherbot getting off to watching the robosexuals "battle their demons" was really very funny. Probably because I was raised by Christian parents and got a lot of exposure to the various flavours of hypocrisy within the church.
It was ok, but I think it could have been skipped entirely. Sure, I too know of the Christian hypocrisy, but it could have been done much better.
" Back when I was filled with piss and vinegar and my bed wasn''t..." great one liners
totalnerduk

DOOP Ubersecretary
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« Reply #121 on: 07-09-2010 16:56 »

The professor's various bodily functions and his lack of control over them are always comedy genius. I loved Teenage Mutant Leela's Hurdles for the line "The devil take this predictable colon!"... that, and it was a great episode.
Jezzem

Urban Legend
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« Reply #122 on: 07-09-2010 17:10 »

They missed an opportunity for a ghostbusters reference with the tornadoes. If the guns had fired particle beams and Leela had reminded them all not to cross the streams, that would have been fantastic. As it was, it was alright, but I expect more geekiness and stuff from Futurama.

It's too bad that, if they had actually done that, it would have been "too much like Family Guy!!!"
tastepurple01

Crustacean
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« Reply #123 on: 07-09-2010 17:12 »

I didn't really need the Hermes circusitis ... It didn't seem like a necessary scene. Maybe if they had ran with it through the entire episode, then it may have been funny. Still good episode
Rhodan

Bending Unit
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« Reply #124 on: 07-09-2010 17:24 »
« Last Edit on: 07-09-2010 17:49 »

If the characters of Bender and Amy wouldn´t be so incompatible, I wouldn´t calling it "rushed", after all we´ve got Morgan Proctor storyline in the original run. But Amy´s  break up and final "resolution" simply rushed were, as wel as Bender´s Bart Simpsonesque antics which can be compered only to "A pharaoh to remeber" scenes if I recall it correctly.

The satire was well done, my only problem would be that apart of Rebirth, this season seems to be short on long-term characterization.  

Humor and atmosphere were superb, definitely best of season and the first that I wish to watch multiple times to be honest.
seattlejohn01

Space Pope
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« Reply #125 on: 07-09-2010 17:31 »

I didn't really need the Hermes circusitis ... It didn't seem like a necessary scene.
That's typical futurama misdirection.  Like Bender & his pet hampster.
Svip

Space Pope
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« Reply #126 on: 07-09-2010 17:33 »
« Last Edit on: 07-09-2010 17:36 »

I didn't really need the Hermes circusitis ... It didn't seem like a necessary scene.
That's typical futurama misdirection.  Like Bender & his pet hampster.

Or Zoidberg's Mary Kate kit.
seattlejohn01

Space Pope
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« Reply #127 on: 07-09-2010 17:34 »

Exactly.
tastepurple01

Crustacean
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« Reply #128 on: 07-09-2010 17:46 »

I didn't really need the Hermes circusitis ... It didn't seem like a necessary scene.
That's typical futurama misdirection.  Like Bender & his pet hampster.

True
totalnerduk

DOOP Ubersecretary
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« Reply #129 on: 07-09-2010 18:23 »

I didn't really need the Hermes circusitis ... It didn't seem like a necessary scene.
That's typical futurama misdirection.  Like Bender & his pet hampster.
I didn't really need the Hermes circusitis ... It didn't seem like a necessary scene.
That's typical futurama misdirection.  Like Bender & his pet hampster.

Or Zoidberg's Mary Kate kit.

Neither of those are what I would call misdirection. More like incidental jokes.
Aki

Professor
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« Reply #130 on: 07-09-2010 18:36 »

I didn't really need the Hermes circusitis ... It didn't seem like a necessary scene.
That's typical futurama misdirection.  Like Bender & his pet hampster.
I didn't really need the Hermes circusitis ... It didn't seem like a necessary scene.
That's typical futurama misdirection.  Like Bender & his pet hampster.

Or Zoidberg's Mary Kate kit.

Neither of those are what I would call misdirection. More like incidental jokes.
As is the circusitis.
Kryten

Space Pope
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« Reply #131 on: 07-09-2010 19:12 »

I'll like to compare people's least favourite things of this episode and the previous one.  The circusitis joke was short lived and they didn't hold on to it.  And on rewatch, it's not that terrible.  For instance, I still hate the "Will the owner of a [...]" joke in "The Why of Fry"; much more out of place and much more cringe worthy than this circusitis joke.

The circusitis was not cringe worthy, only eyebrow lifting worthy, much unlike the Susan Boil thing.

In general, this episode wasn't as low as the previous episode.  Gag wise.

My problem with the circusitis joke wasn't that it was done, but that it was so pointless. If we'd gotten a callback to it at some point, I would've been fine with it. It seemed like it was going to be a side story... but it just didn't GO anywhere.
Nutmeg1729

Urban Legend
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« Reply #132 on: 07-09-2010 19:40 »

So not reading all the others, I can't be bothered, but I really enjoyed this. It had more of the futurama feel to it, the only thing I thought it fell short on was the voice acting. Morbo and Kif both sounded very different, but I can understand Maurice maybe taking a while to get back into the swing of things, it didn't affect any of my enjoyment.

It had some funny jokes, but also a little more of the geeky stuff which I enjoyed, plus they managed to carry out the Amy and Bender thing a lot better than I thought they would. It wasn't squicky, it was funny and watchable, which was something I was initially a little worried about.

Also the ending I thought was perfect. After what seems to have been hit and miss in most peoples opinions, it had all the classic futurama, with bender not being good with the monogamy, kif coming back, so it was well rounded and enjoyable.

I liked the twist with the professor having been with a robot, the hint at Hermes wanting to legalise the good stuff, and Space Massachusetts. All around, I'd give it an 8/10 smile
leiapadme77

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #133 on: 07-09-2010 19:50 »

Next stop, 34!

These episodes dont leave much to your imagination anymore...
big grin
Tedward

Professor
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« Reply #134 on: 07-09-2010 19:50 »

I'll admit that I laughed more during this episode than the other new ones (and I was pleased at the background jokes), but there were a number of jokes that felt too, well, silly (such as Amy cutting Zoidberg open or everyone being inside the dummy); that may be a stupid thing to complain about since this is a cartoon and a crazy sci-fi one at that, but still something seemed off about these.

Also, despite the laughter I can't say I really liked the episode. It's clear that the initial reaction to Futurama episodes can't always be trusted forever, but I felt that this episode jerked us around, gave us a pleasant-enough-but-not-especially-clever message, and wasn't particularly kind to Kif, Amy, Bender, or the Professor. I agree with those who were confused by the Professor's stance and upset by his weird and strangely quick revelations (although I did get a strong "Crimes of the Hot" vibe from him being stubborn at first and then freeing his long-held guilt by revealing that he once was part of the problem). I wasn't really thrilled by the plot summary of this episode in the first place, but I still was disappointed. Perhaps in time I'll like this episode more, and I am still looking forward to the rest of the season.
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Administrator
Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #135 on: 07-09-2010 20:03 »

Which reminds me: The poll is set so that you can change your votes.
lilkitten29

Starship Captain
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« Reply #136 on: 07-09-2010 21:38 »

I thought this episode was okay.
So far I'm satisfied with this season, and I'm looking forward to seeing what else it has to offer.
Hishighness420

Crustacean
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« Reply #137 on: 07-09-2010 22:08 »

While I personally didn't like this episode that much, I'm still thrilled to have Futurama back, and also a bad episode of Futurama is still better than a good episode of a lot of the other crap that's on TV (House Anyone?)

And, there were some funny parts. Hyper Chicken's cameo, Bender carving a shiv with a knife, etc.

I give it 4/10, but like I said I'm still happy it's back.
Whale Biologist

Poppler
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« Reply #138 on: 07-09-2010 22:16 »

I liked this episode the most out of the new ones and felt it was the most like old futurama, which is a good sign.

I didn't think there was really a single thing in the episode that couldn't be backed up by past actions (professor's angers = Fathers against rude TV, Amy's ability to get over Kiff quickly = beast w/ a billion backs, etc.)

I thought there were great zingers, from the Free Corn joke to the "I hated Jim!"

Does anyone else feel like watching this season has been like seeing all the jokes that the guys always talk about in the commentary brought into the flesh, so to speak? Examples would be them talking about the design of the ship and the rooms it is, Kif and Amy being the show's Sam and Diane, The Dumb Bastards lines part of the Bastard quota per show.

Man, I've watched the shows way too many times that I remember them for their commentaries now and not what went on in the show. queue NOBODY CARES Beethoven music.
Hishighness420

Crustacean
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« Reply #139 on: 07-09-2010 22:29 »

You know, While watching through this episode again I noticed something odd. When the Professor calls on his cell phone to rat out Amy and Bender the guy who comes to get Bender snags him with a magnet.

But don't magnets screw up Bender's inhibition unit?

I don't really care I just thought it was interesting.
Svip

Space Pope
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« Reply #140 on: 07-09-2010 22:40 »

Oh ffs!  I cannot believe how many times we have been over his inhibition unit.  What about the beard in "Bendless Love"?  What about the bowtie in "A Flight to Remember"?

Conclusion:  ONLY on his head.
Sevchenko
Poppler
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« Reply #141 on: 07-09-2010 22:43 »

Haha who knows if the Professor really even dated a robot?  He could just be senile and talking about total nonsense. 

haha i like that take on the situation
Hishighness420

Crustacean
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« Reply #142 on: 07-09-2010 23:02 »

Oh ffs!  I cannot believe how many times we have been over his inhibition unit.  What about the beard in "Bendless Love"?  What about the bowtie in "A Flight to Remember"?

Conclusion: ONLY on his head.
Could you try that again without bein such a douche nozzle?
totalnerduk

DOOP Ubersecretary
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« Reply #143 on: 07-09-2010 23:08 »

Bender's Inhibition unit is in his head, and magnets placed elsewhere on his casing do not affect it, as evidenced by the Flexo disguise (chin), bowtie (chin/neck), and other items that Bender has had near to his head over the course of the series. The magnetic can opener snagged him by the top of the head, and he sang "Jimmy crack corn" as it carved him apart.

In conclusion, you don't pay enough attention and need to watch ALL episodes, taking notes, before you post any more nitpicks. GOOD DAY, SIR.

Less douchenozzley enough for ya, idiot?

tongue
tastepurple01

Crustacean
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« Reply #144 on: 07-09-2010 23:16 »

Bender's Inhibition unit is in his head, and magnets placed elsewhere on his casing do not affect it, as evidenced by the Flexo disguise (chin), bowtie (chin/neck), and other items that Bender has had near to his head over the course of the series. The magnetic can opener snagged him by the top of the head, and he sang "Jimmy crack corn" as it carved him apart.

In conclusion, you don't pay enough attention and need to watch ALL episodes, taking notes, before you post any more nitpicks. GOOD DAY, SIR.

Less douchenozzley enough for ya, idiot?

tongue
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HA ....NUFF SAID
tastepurple01

Crustacean
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« Reply #145 on: 07-09-2010 23:21 »

Bender's Inhibition unit is in his head, and magnets placed elsewhere on his casing do not affect it, as evidenced by the Flexo disguise (chin), bowtie (chin/neck), and other items that Bender has had near to his head over the course of the series. The magnetic can opener snagged him by the top of the head, and he sang "Jimmy crack corn" as it carved him apart.

In conclusion, you don't pay enough attention and need to watch ALL episodes, taking notes, before you post any more nitpicks. GOOD DAY, SIR.

Less douchenozzley enough for ya, idiot?

tongue
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HA..... NUFF SAID
Made a mistake , I was trying to put that after totalnerduk quote.
Nurdbot

DOOP Secretary
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« Reply #146 on: 07-09-2010 23:52 »

Eh, it was an okay episode but it would have gotten an eight if it was a lot less predictable in some parts.

I'm sure of us wanted Amy to stay single too, or with Bender. Still their slowly improving and it was nice to see Roberto and the Cops once more.
Crash_7

Professor
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« Reply #147 on: 07-10-2010 00:45 »

Quote
" Back when I was filled with piss and vinegar and my bed wasn't..."

I was going to point out that line if somebody else didn't.  Classic Farnsworthism.

As for the rest of the episode...eh, s'ok.  I just didn't buy the Amy/Bender thing.  Seemed out of left field.  I'll give it a 7, rounded up from a 6.5. 
Svip

Space Pope
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« Reply #148 on: 07-10-2010 01:18 »

Oh ffs!  I cannot believe how many times we have been over his inhibition unit.  What about the beard in "Bendless Love"?  What about the bowtie in "A Flight to Remember"?

Conclusion: ONLY on his head.
Could you try that again without bein such a douche nozzle?

Not on this matter, no.  A simple search on 'inhibition unit' would yield hundreds of results.  When people keep bringing it up, it gets kinda annoying.  Just sayin'.
JustNibblin

Bending Unit
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« Reply #149 on: 07-10-2010 01:50 »

An average episode, which I think is a major accomplishment; we're back to the mean people!  I was afraid the robosexuality topic would be too preachy, and maybe it was, but it was still pretty funny.  Others have complained about the randomness of Farnsworth having a robot love, or Amy or Kif's breakup, but that stuff did happen quite a bit in the original run, and wasn't too out of character.
Aki

Professor
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« Reply #150 on: 07-10-2010 02:03 »

An average episode, which I think is a major accomplishment; we're back to the mean people!  I was afraid the robosexuality topic would be too preachy, and maybe it was, but it was still pretty funny.  Others have complained about the randomness of Farnsworth having a robot love, or Amy or Kif's breakup, but that stuff did happen quite a bit in the original run, and wasn't too out of character.
Nice point. To be honest, I think this episode would have been suited for the original run, and the main reason it gets low points on CGEF (67%, though it was up at 75 earlier) is because people are prepare to loathe the new run. Also, I don't mind "preachy" episodes, they've been done before and I don't feel they're out of place. We have episodes like A Big Piece of Garbage and Bender Should Not Be Allowed on TV and now Proposition Infinity, they all touch subjects very obviously, but they're still great. Sure, in fifteen years people won't remember what Prop 8 was (and outside of USA people generally don't know now), but there will always be controversy against homosexuality, at least in the next hundred years. And then I'm sure there will be some other sexuality (robosexuality?). The episode is no more preachy than previous "preachy" episodes, and they've never been overly preachy imo, even though the point of the episode is fairly obvious.
hopie4ever

Bending Unit
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« Reply #151 on: 07-10-2010 03:27 »

I laughed out loud for the first time this season - Yay!
BRB - Boo!
Aki

Professor
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« Reply #152 on: 07-10-2010 04:00 »

Possible references I noticed:

1) The bad boy who shows Amy his tattoos (or at least the concept) is a reference to Ray Bradbury's The Illustrated Man novel/short story collection.

2) The scene where Bender and Amy makes love in the tornado reminds me of the scene in Cube 2: Hypercube where they make love in a trap room with time going incredibly fast.

Comments?
lilkitten29

Starship Captain
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« Reply #153 on: 07-10-2010 04:14 »

And the scene where Amy, Bender, Fry, and Leela are all sitting down with drinks and Leela says something like "Heres to Amy: Single, lonely and fabulous" is a reference to Sex and the City.
cyber_turnip

Urban Legend
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« Reply #154 on: 07-10-2010 04:37 »

My favourite reference was the inter-racial couple being the aliens from Star Trek's 'Let That Be Your Last Battlefield'. For anybody familiar with Star Trek, it's a great joke because those aliens were so blatantly used as a metaphor for racism in the first place with one race having white on one side and black on the other and the other race being the mirror image:
FistfulOAwesome

Starship Captain
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« Reply #155 on: 07-10-2010 04:46 »

I find it hard to believe nobody's mentioned that Bender's Light Bright signs of himself are a reference to the Boston Mooninite Scare? Along with the Clownitis that's two Aqua Teen Hunger Force related things in the first act (although the Clownitis likely wasn't an intentional reference).
totalnerduk

DOOP Ubersecretary
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« Reply #156 on: 07-10-2010 04:54 »

Lite Brite? They're tiles grouted onto the surface, not lite brites.
i_c_weiner

DOOP Secretary
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« Reply #157 on: 07-10-2010 05:09 »

My favourite reference was the inter-racial couple being the aliens from Star Trek's 'Let That Be Your Last Battlefield'. For anybody familiar with Star Trek, it's a great joke because those aliens were so blatantly used as a metaphor for racism in the first place with one race having white on one side and black on the other and the other race being the mirror image:

And that was the moment when the geek humor came back for me and I knew Futurama was for sure back.
FistfulOAwesome

Starship Captain
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« Reply #158 on: 07-10-2010 05:32 »

Lite Brite? They're tiles grouted onto the surface, not lite brites.

Tiles! That's the word I was looking for!
The headless body of Agnew

Crustacean
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« Reply #159 on: 07-10-2010 07:13 »

I found Bender's Graffiti to be much like that of El Barto on the Simpsons and i think it would be funny if it would become a background gag in the future
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