Futurama   Planet Express Employee Lounge
The Futurama Message Board

Design and Support by Can't get enough Futurama
Help Search Futurama chat Login Register

PEEL - The Futurama Message Board    General Disscussion    "The Devil’s Hands are Idol Playthings", what are your expectations? « previous next »
 Topic locked! 
Author Topic: "The Devil’s Hands are Idol Playthings", what are your expectations?  (Read 2273 times)
Pages: 1 2 3 4 [5] 6 Print
The Master Con
Crustacean
*
« Reply #160 on: 08-01-2003 10:41 »

I just said it sucked. It's better now at least.
spacepilot3000

Starship Captain
****
« Reply #161 on: 08-01-2003 14:34 »

I have to admit. That sure fooled me.
Rhodan

Bending Unit
***
« Reply #162 on: 08-01-2003 15:54 »
« Last Edit on: 08-01-2003 15:54 »

And it was  on big part nonsense.There is no  rational way for "Nibbler´s connection" except that short DVD information which mentioned just facts from  TDTESS. I think that will be classic (but maybe more dramatic)shippy episode with similliar ending as "The why of Fry" or "The Sting" and it will be so sentimental and strong moment so writers can call it "closed end".   
The Master Con
Crustacean
*
« Reply #163 on: 08-01-2003 15:59 »

Meh. Whatever. Doesn't matter. I seriously doubt that Fox itself is dumb enough to post the actual ending to an episode, at least I hope. Anyway, I changed it and gave a better explaination of the prediction itself. And after all... That's all it is.

( Also spacepilot3000, I'll take the MF's as a sper of the moment type thing  tongue )
spacepilot3000

Starship Captain
****
« Reply #164 on: 08-01-2003 17:16 »



( Also spacepilot3000, I'll take the MF's as a sper of the moment type thing   tongue )[/QUOTE]


Oh..Yeah. Sorry about that. I thought the thing was true so I freaked out. Sorry.
Vintage Dave

Bending Unit
***
« Reply #165 on: 08-01-2003 18:21 »

I knew it was a gag, and I loved it.  Even though it contains periods, it works best as one big run-on sentence, read out loud in one or two breaths.  I saw it pop up, and I thought, "Ok, wait about ten minutes, and the screams will come."  I also feel sincere sympathy for the ones who fell for it.  Breathe deep and check your blood pressure, folks.  It's good to be here.
The Master Con
Crustacean
*
« Reply #166 on: 08-01-2003 19:24 »

 
Quote
I knew it was a gag, and I loved it. Even though it contains periods, it works best as one big run-on sentence, read out loud in one or two breaths. I saw it pop up, and I thought, "Ok, wait about ten minutes, and the screams will come." I also feel sincere sympathy for the ones who fell for it. Breathe deep and check your blood pressure, folks. It's good to be here.

Gotta love it.
LesserRaven

Crustacean
*
« Reply #167 on: 08-02-2003 12:52 »

I think that at the end they should have something written to the fans in Alien Codec 2, to help us finally decipher the entire alphabet, which I don't think we've completely done before. If not, then it should be ni Alien Codec 1.
Action Jacktion

Professor
*
« Reply #168 on: 08-03-2003 00:46 »
« Last Edit on: 08-03-2003 00:46 »

Fox should be changing their schedule soon, with the new description for this episode, so remember not to check it.  I don't know what's in it that we're not supposed to see; I guess it either just gives away too much of the plot or has some spoiler like "Fry dies" or "Leela tells Fry she could never love him."  But Fox has posted inaccurate descriptions before; consider the one for last week's episode:

"When Fry, Bender and the Planet Express gang attend the Roboticon 3003 – The World’s Largest Robot Trade Show, the Professor orders the 1-X, and that ultimately inspires Bender to seek an upgrade. Realizing his upgrade would erase his robot humanity; he escapes from the factory and finds his way to a tropical island where he becomes a castaway. A la Tom Hanks in the movie “Castaway,” Bender relies on a robo-volleyball for companionship, and when the robo-volleyball gives out, Bender returns to the Planet Express hangar where he begins to rethink his robo-humanity...."

Strange.  Still, to be safe you shouldn't look.
spacepilot3000

Starship Captain
****
« Reply #169 on: 08-03-2003 01:06 »
« Last Edit on: 08-03-2003 01:06 »

Actually, if that episode description were true, it probably would've been a better episode than what "Obsolutley Fabulous" really was. Robo-volleyball? That would be classic!
Venus

Urban Legend
***
« Reply #170 on: 08-03-2003 01:49 »

i was actually looking forward to the robot-volleyball and was dissapointed by its absence.
Mango

Starship Captain
****
« Reply #171 on: 08-03-2003 01:51 »

I know!  I was all "WHERE'S WILSON DAMMIT?"
Venus

Urban Legend
***
« Reply #172 on: 08-03-2003 13:57 »

i had this horrible nightmare last night that i was trying to tape devils hands but my vcr kept shutting off. So i switched to my second vcr and it did it too! i was beyond mortified!
spacepilot3000

Starship Captain
****
« Reply #173 on: 08-03-2003 16:43 »
« Last Edit on: 08-03-2003 16:43 »

I found the extended synopsis of "Devil's Hands...." It goes something like:


TriforceBun

Delivery Boy
**
« Reply #174 on: 08-03-2003 20:48 »

I didn't read that...I'm trying to not learn anything more than the basic plot.

I have high expectations for this episode.  For some weird reason, I'm worried they're gonna have Fry and Leela end up having sex, and I don't want that to happen.  I think if something comes between them, the best thing to do would be an innocent smooch, a la The Why of Fry (which would've made an acceptable last episode).  I hope this episode, which should be pretty "shippy", will still keep TONS of humor.  I wanna see humor here as plentiful and great as that of Roswell.  And I know that's asking a lot, but this is Futurama's final hurrah.  Let's make it count!
canned eggs

Space Pope
****
« Reply #175 on: 08-03-2003 21:04 »

I was just having a discussion about whether Fry & Leela should get together in "Devil's Hands."  Same old dead horse.  Anyway, I brought up the point that Fry's not really that much of a catch, because I was talking to a girl who thought he was "sweet."  So I said, "have you seen his bedroom?"  And she (a girl, remember) replied, "that's okay, Leela can clean it."  I told her she had set the cause of women back a hundred years.  But it was funny. 
Evil Fox Exec

Bending Unit
***
« Reply #176 on: 08-03-2003 22:01 »

I couldn't resist it, and I read the extended discription.  My willpower sucks.  Anyway, I also hope that there's a nice combination of humor and romance.  After all, The Sting was a combination  of humor and romance, so it's perfectly possible.  I have high hopes for this episode.  Mainly because it's written by Ken Keeler, so you know it's good  wink.
Venus

Urban Legend
***
« Reply #177 on: 08-03-2003 22:19 »

is the extended discription really that spoilery? Does it give away the ending?
Evil Fox Exec

Bending Unit
***
« Reply #178 on: 08-03-2003 22:31 »

Well, in my opinion it's not *too* spoily.  It doesn't give away the ending at all, if that's what your question was.  It's just a more detailed description of the plot.  There's something in the plot description that some would consider somewhat spoily, and you'll see what I mean if you read it.  But in my opinion, it's not that big of a deal.  But I think that if you read it, it won't ruin the episode for you.   
payn
Bending Unit
***
« Reply #179 on: 08-04-2003 09:26 »

The real story of the final episode follows. And you know this time I'm telling the truth, because there are no characters from NewsRadio, or any other 90's sitcom. If that's not enough to convince you, you'll see for yourself in under a week.

Fry is trying to come up with the perfect song to show his feelings to Leela, but he has "stupid hands" and it's a lost cause. Frustrated, he makes a deal with the robot devil, yadda yadda, and he ends up with the robot devil's hands.

Now he has the hands to create a masterpiece. But he still has "stupid brains." Desperate for help, he goes to visit famous musicians in the head museum, but ends up in the wrong room, talking to the heads of two guys named Wayne and Garth from Aurora, Illinois instead. They help him out, and his song for Leela sounds an awful lot like Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody."

Of course it's terrible. But, by a stroke of luck, shortly before he plays it for Leela, she's been temporarily deafened (a side-effect on an illegal fireworks scam of Bender's), so she doesn't hear it. However, she knows (thanks to Bender) about his secret deal with the robot devil, so she assumes it must be amazing.

Imagining that Fry has composed a beautiful song for her, she begins to fall for him. But their attempted conversation goes pretty badly, as Leela can't admit that she's deaf. "You're not listening to a think I'm saying." "But none of that is important." "What? You have that little respect for me?" "Of course, silly!" And so on. Eventually, Fry stalks off, to spend his last night alone with the robot devil's hands "breaking them in." Leela gets mad as well and decides to give up on Fry for good.

Meanwhile, the Robot Devil, with Fry's stupid hands, can't play the violin, or any other instrument. So he starts composing electronic music. Programming, sequencing, sampling--you don't need traditional musical skill for that. By the time he gets his own hands back, he's become so good that he can even make a masterpiece out of samples of Fry's insipid tripe (think Scooter's "Ramp" or Aquagen's "Hard to Say I'm Sorry" if you've ever been near a radio in Europe; Americans will have to use their imaginations and/or p2p clients). Which he does.

Amy takes Leela out to the club to cheer her up/find her a rebound guy so she's stop whining. The Robot Devil's version of Fry's song comes on. Amy says, "Hey, isn't that Fry's voice?" Leela says, "Wow, he really did write a great song. Maybe I was wrong about him. Maybe that whole misunderstanding was all my fault. Maybe I should give him another chance. Maybe--" "Spluh, shut up and go jump his bones already."

Leela runs off to the Robot Arms. In the front room, we see Bender watching TV. Morbo is talking to Linda live via satellite from his people's alien invasion fleet two minutes from Earth orbit, but we don't hear what they're talking about. Leela runs right past him and into Fry's closet. The two of them try to come clean and apologize at the same time, which comes out as both sputtering incoherently for a while, until finally they kiss.

Just as their lips touch, there's a loud boom and the building comes down around them. We see the two of them lying in the rubble, pinned, badly injured (Fry has had an eye poked out by Bender's fork), and just out of reach of each other. As they lie there dying, Fry says, "I've always loved you." Leela says, "You don't need to say anything, I'm still seduced from before."

We pull back on a brutal battle. Morbo's people are obviously winning. Then, suddenly, everything freezes. For a second, nothing happens, then the Planet Express Ship lands, and Nibbler comes out. He tells them his true identity, and that they have a great destiny. Leela says, "Like in that movie, where President Schwartzenegger comes back in time as a robot to tell the guy and the girl that their kid will lead the revolution?" "No, nothing that stupid. Plus, we didn't want to spend our whole budget blowing up thousands of cars."

Nibbler unfreezes Bender (using the exact same gesture Mork used when he first appeared in Happy Days), who was out looting during the destruction, so he can bend the rubble and freeze Fry and Leela. The four of them head back into the ship. Nibbler says, "If only we had competent medical help." Leela notices a claw sticking out of the garbage and points him out. Nibble says, "Well, beggars can't be choosers" and unfreezes Zoidberg.

Meanwhile, Bender opens the closet door to stash the haul he's been carrying in his chest cavity (Amy's new watch, Katrina and the Waves' gold record for "Walkin' on Sunshine," and the fat guy with the Mona Lisa on his stomach) and finds Amy and Kif in there, frozen while fooling around. Nibbler unfreezes them. Bender tries the engine room. Hermes and the Professor, obviously misinterpreting the alien invasion siren for the police, were in there burning Hermes's stash, and they're frozen in a state of uncontrollable giggling. Nibbler sighs, but unfreezes them as well.

Nibbler says, "Let's blow this pop stand," the ship flies off into space, and the battle over earth unfreezes. We first see a shot vaporize the entire block they've just left. Then a bigger shot flattens Manhattan. We see Zapp dying, for some inexplicable reason, in the exact same way as Kirk in Generations. In Lost Los Angeles an alien ship crashes into the Fox searchlights, but another fires a missile into the San Andreas fault, causing all of North America east of California to sink into the sea. Another, and South America goes. Another, and Asia goes. When only Southern California is still above the ocean surface, the aliens use a long blast from a massive laser to cut the planet in half.

Fade out, and fade in on the ship approaching Nibblonia. Inside, Kif watching footage of Zapp's death, smiling. Amy holding Kif, smiling. Bender counting his stash, smiling. Zoidberg among friends, smiling. Hermes and Farnsworth are still stoned, smiling. Nibbler, having saved the two most important people in the universe, smiling. Fry and Leela, holding hands, and smiling.

And finally, a pulp SF novel cover illustration of Morbo, towering over the shattered earth, holding Linda in his clutches, humming "Walkin' on Sunshine."

Bobby King

Liquid Emperor
**
« Reply #180 on: 08-04-2003 09:47 »
« Last Edit on: 08-04-2003 09:47 »

were did you got that?
payn
Bending Unit
***
« Reply #181 on: 08-04-2003 11:06 »

I got that from the power of pure logic, applied to a series of indisputable facts:

1. Leela's loss of senses has already been mentioned.
2. Fry's deal with the devil is in the official blurb.
3. Matt Groening's "Gift of the Magi" obsession is obvious.
4. Fry and Leela's important destiny has been mentioned.
5. Morbo announcement in the next-to-last episode that the fleet is on its way (and yes, this means that somehow the crew knew that Fox would show the episodes drastically out of order, but really, who didn't know hat?).
6. Regrettable, Dave Nelson and Lisa Miller cannot be reunited by an animated show years after NewsRadio was cancelled, because it's the wrong network.
7. Fry's brains are at least as stupid as his hands.
8. It takes no musical skill in the traditional sense to make electronic music (being a composer/programmer is not the same as being a musician, or I never would have gotten on stage).
9. Bender can't keep a secret.
10. Nobody as brilliant as Ken Keeler would use a lame song like "Bohemian Rhapsody" unless they were under the influence of Wayne's World.
11. Anything Mork can do, Nibbler can do.
12. Aquagen and Scooter are much cooler than Chicago and Supertramp.
13. Almost nobody in America has heard Scooter, or any Aquagen song besides maybe "Everybody's Free" (and then only if they're a gay raver).
14. Drugs will never be legalized, and yet _somebody_ gave cancer to Mr. T.
15. Amy and Kif belong together; Fry and Leela may not, but the fans want to see them together anyway.
16. Leela needs to find a guy with two eyes and poke out one of his eyes with a fork; Bender even offered a fork for this purpose, and you don't show a fork in act one unless it's going to poke out someone's eye in act three (was it Alfred Hitchcock or the Angry Samoans who said this?).
17. Morbo is cool.
18. Bender is great.
19. We get closer and closer to seeing Hermes get high; it's the last episode, and That 70's Show has pretty much cleared the way.
20. Fry couldn't know about Terminator 3, because he was frozen before it was made. Duh.
21. Zapp must die! (Followed of course by John Dimaggio's book "I Am Not Zapp!" )
22. As everyone knows, everything east of the San Andreas fault is sinking into the ocean as a result of plate tectonics.
23. Katrina and the Waves sum up all of Futurama--nay, all of television--nay, the very total of human endeavour.

You want further proof? Think of this:

"What is the significance of the number 23?" -- Lt. Worf
"Why does the number 23 keep popping up?" -- William S. Burroughs
"The number 23 is a synchronous number: it appears far more often than is likely by random chance" and "There is a meaning to be divined in every synchronicity" -- Aleister Crowley
"23 Naked Jesi is the most important band name since Meinschlagen" -- D Madden (of Penal Colony)

And I had 23 facts. So there.
Bobby King

Liquid Emperor
**
« Reply #182 on: 08-04-2003 11:13 »
« Last Edit on: 08-04-2003 11:13 »

a ha   smile


Zed 85

Space Pope
****
« Reply #183 on: 08-04-2003 15:03 »

Yeah, payn's idea sounds highly logical, though I really hope that doen't happen, since that really would bugger up my fan-fic...

I may end up living in a cave, covering my ears going "No! No! Didn't happen! NONONONONONONONONONONONONONON ONONONONO etc"

Kill two birds with one stone ey? Woo the regular fans with a romantic and exciting ending, that needn't be an ending, but could be if need be. But for all those pesky fans who insist on making their own stuff - well, shove a potato up their tailpipe and all, hey?
Vintage Dave

Bending Unit
***
« Reply #184 on: 08-04-2003 18:11 »

I have to confess.  I've got the jitters.  I scrolled past it with my eyes shut.  After the last howler, I'm sure it's a joke (and a good one too - I can tell because I did read the Twenty-Three Theses), but just in case...

I'll come back after it airs.
Javier Lopez

Urban Legend
***
« Reply #185 on: 08-04-2003 18:21 »

 
Quote
Originally posted by Zed 85:
I may end up living in a cave, covering my ears going "No! No! Didn't happen! NONONONONONONONONONONONONONON ONONONONO etc"



Stop screaming!! i`m trying to sleep in the next cave!
payn
Bending Unit
***
« Reply #186 on: 08-06-2003 03:12 »

 
Quote
Originally posted by Vintage Dave:
I have to confess.  I've got the jitters.  I scrolled past it with my eyes shut.  After the last howler, I'm sure it's a joke (and a good one too - I can tell because I did read the Twenty-Three Theses), but just in case...
Ha! Fooled you! You were right, it's a joke, but it was not a good one. So there!

I have no inside information on Futurama, even if I am dating Kristin Gore--no, I mean secretly married to her, yeah--and I was the real head writer--no, executive producer--no, creator of Futurama, but I was too busy writng Futurama and South Park and Scooter's music and the linux kernel and every good post on PEEL and all of Shakespeare's plays to deal with the publicity, so I let Matt and David and Matt and Trey and H.P. and Linus and the rest take the credit. And the only reason Fox cancelled Futurama was that the Bush girls were jealous that they couldn't have me and called up their uncle who runs Fox News... yeah, that's the ticket.
alexvilagosh

Goose Patrol
Space Pope
****
« Reply #187 on: 08-06-2003 03:17 »

 
Quote
Originally posted by Venus:
i had this horrible nightmare last night that i was trying to tape devils hands but my vcr kept shutting off. So i switched to my second vcr and it did it too! i was beyond mortified!
You have lost the plot completely.
Otis P Jivefunk

DOOP Secretary
*
« Reply #188 on: 08-06-2003 06:21 »

payn, holy moly, you've really thought about this, what a clool idea  cool
Javier Lopez

Urban Legend
***
« Reply #189 on: 08-06-2003 10:54 »

and then the episode is of Fry trying to tape an episode
Teral

Helpy McHelphelp
DOOP Secretary
*
« Reply #190 on: 08-06-2003 14:30 »

Considering the bashing of network execs (well, we all know what network were the real target) in the last episode, what's the chance of the opening caption of this episode to be "As Killed By FOX!"?

Or something to that effect.
DotheBartman

Liquid Emperor
**
« Reply #191 on: 08-06-2003 16:56 »

That's doubtful for several reasons:

1. Fox would never let that joke on the air (good natured jokes like the one in "Lobstertainment" are on thing, but to out and out say "Fox are a bunch of bastards for cancelling us" is not something Fox would let on their airwaves.  They just wouldn't).

2.  The episode was, in all technicality, made before they absolutely knew FOR SURE that Fox wasn't going to renew it.  They had to wait about a year before they knew for absolute sure, even if the writing was more or less on the wall.  They wouldn't want to risk their relationship with Fox any further for the sake of one joke.  If you weren't sure if your boss was going to fire you or not, would you flip him off?

3.  I think the creators, as their last bid, would rather say something complimentary to the fans, or that gives a more joyful "farewell" then "we were killed off by network executives".

ANYHOO, I fully expect this episode to be very good, one way or the other.  I trust the judgement of the show's creators on this one.
Zed 85

Space Pope
****
« Reply #192 on: 08-06-2003 17:17 »

I'm wondering whether the background mayhem and earth being destroyed and/or something majorly drastic will happen, since if the ending shows the heroes having to start a new life, then so will the offical comics have to take the new line, and that would make any comeback in form of movie or special (Hell, maybe even a new series if I want to be just plain stupid!) awkward and difficult, since the comics will have to progress the story-line a fair bit to be convincing. But at the same time, any future stuff on TV or Cinema would have to take the comics into account, but then not everyone would have read the comics, so they would also have to be considered.
 hmpf
Teral

Helpy McHelphelp
DOOP Secretary
*
« Reply #193 on: 08-06-2003 17:18 »

It was mostly a tongue-in-cheek sugestion. I actually expect something like what your mentioned in paragraph 3 to happen. Since they already made a nod to the fans in "Spanish Fry" (the second-to-last episode, production wise), the caption is probably going to be more self-referential in this one.
CyberKnight

Urban Legend
***
« Reply #194 on: 08-06-2003 17:24 »

Of course, the 2nd point DoTheBartman raises isn't exactly totally valid. Curiosity has changed things at the very last second, let alone in the 3 months it's been since the series was cancelled.

I get the feeling that this one will be similar in style to "The Sting", or "The Why of Fry", in that the episode will end, but in a way which can be easily picked up on. I highly doubt there'll be anything too disruptive in the episode, although I do believe it will be slightly above the norm.
M Jackson
Professor
*
« Reply #195 on: 08-06-2003 17:27 »

I hope the Futurama team have managed to sneak in some jokes at Fox's expence. But I hope they're so clever and well hidden that Fox didn't realise. They could be in the form of Alien Language in the background. When you get the DVD's you realise just how many there are! I also hope there's some kind of message to the fans whatever form it may take.
Zed 85

Space Pope
****
« Reply #196 on: 08-06-2003 18:54 »

Well, the most important thing is that I hope they don't plan to put any important and/or other things of interest in the credits again...

*See's Mr Banzai leeping about, looking advertisingly, for some reason*
Gocad

Space Pope
****
« Reply #197 on: 08-06-2003 19:02 »

 
Quote
Originally posted by Zed 85:
Well, the most important thing is that I hope they don't plan to put any important and/or other things of interest in the credits again...

I think that's exactly what's going to happen. It's hard to believe that the last episode of the series wouldn't have a special version of the credits...
Zed 85

Space Pope
****
« Reply #198 on: 08-06-2003 19:22 »
« Last Edit on: 08-06-2003 19:22 »

Yes, more than likely it will be in a small dark corner of a bright advert, full of typos written by inept FOX workers...

Yes there will likely be a special one done by the crew, but will FOX show it?
Not likely when the population needs a massive feature shown about the program that's on after the commercials...

DotheBartman

Liquid Emperor
**
« Reply #199 on: 08-07-2003 01:08 »

 
Quote
Originally posted by CyberKnight:
Of course, the 2nd point DoTheBartman raises isn't exactly totally valid. Curiosity has changed things at the very last second, let alone in the 3 months it's been since the series was cancelled.

 
Eh...even in that case, I doubt they'd want to piss off Fox.  The Curiosity Company, and both Mr. Groening and Mr. Cohen (among other staffers), may still work on other projects with Fox, not to mention there's still the remote, albeit unlikely, possibility that Futurama itself may come back to Fox in some form (hey, it happened for "Family Guy" ).  Not to mention, if they want this episode aired AT ALL, they'll want to maintain a good relationship with Fox.  The network doesn't have to show it ya know.
Pages: 1 2 3 4 [5] 6 Print 
 Topic locked! 
« previous next »
Jump to:  

Powered by SMF | SMF © 2006, Simple Machines | some icons from famfamfam
Legal Notice & Disclaimer: "Futurama" TM and copyright FOX, its related entities and the Curiosity Company. All rights reserved. Any reproduction, duplication or distribution of these materials in any form is expressly prohibited. As a fan site, this Futurama forum, its operators, and any content on the site relating to "Futurama" are not explicitely authorized by Fox or the Curiosity Company.
Page created in 0.205 seconds with 17 queries.