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VelourFog

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« Reply #40 on: 03-13-2003 22:47 »

otis, what makes you say that you think the episode title has changed? why would they just use the boring old saying?
Ben

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« Reply #41 on: 03-13-2003 22:51 »

Because they won't.
VelourFog

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« Reply #42 on: 03-13-2003 22:56 »

well i'm with you ben. let's kick otis' ass!
Erdrik

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« Reply #43 on: 03-14-2003 00:50 »
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Originally posted by Venus:
there's probably a loophole in the deal Fry makes with the devil. From what i heard the deal is to make music that will win Leela's heart but nowhere in there does it say they are allowed to actually get together. there may be a loophole such as, he suceeds in winning her over but if they actually try to get together then the robot devil gets Fry's soul and gets to take him to hell, which would pretty much stop Leela dead in her tracks, theres no way she would risk something like that. Which ends the episode with them in love but unable to do anything about it, hence the 'bitter-sweet ending' plus its still openended because if the show were to ever enter production again they could have a comeback ep where their trying to win his soul back for good. Which is pretty consistent with every show or movie i have ever seen that delt with pacts with the devil.

I agree but it may still also have to do with revenge towards Leela/ Bender...   hmpf

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LittleMiss

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« Reply #44 on: 03-14-2003 03:04 »

All I know is that this BETTER be worth my while!  lol

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Venus

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« Reply #45 on: 03-14-2003 13:47 »

erdrik i wrote that ages ago, now i completely agree that theres probably a moderate Bender angle there somewhere.
ghoulishmoose

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« Reply #46 on: 03-14-2003 14:52 »
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Originally posted by VelourFog:
well i'm with you ben. let's kick otis' ass!

I object to this ass kicking!   wink

I think so far out of all of the possible endings that have been posted here, Evan's sounds the most plausible .. Is that the right word? Anyway it sounds like a damn decent storyline. I'm looking forward to this episode a lot, even more now I've seen this thread. I just hope we dont have to wait too long before we see it   smile
Killerfox

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« Reply #47 on: 03-14-2003 19:20 »

my expectations are not to see this episode until a looooong loooong time.

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LorenzoDuke

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« Reply #48 on: 03-14-2003 19:33 »

Agreed. If they can mix in just a few solid laughs, a great story and some sentimentality on a par with, say, Jurrasic Bark or Luck Of The Fryish, I'll be happy.
Erdrik

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« Reply #49 on: 03-15-2003 00:16 »

 
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Originally posted by Venus:
erdrik i wrote that ages ago, ...

Yeah, I didn't notice 'til after I had posted...  hmpf
also I had forgotten I already posted about it before...  red face
Just Chris

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« Reply #50 on: 03-15-2003 01:12 »

 
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Originally posted by Kryten:
I expect that it'll be over a year before we see this episode, so I'm not expecting anything.

Wow, amazingly that was so true...

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« Reply #51 on: 03-15-2003 04:11 »

To quote from the interview I did with Keeler: 
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CGEF: Bar a renewal by FOX, your episode "The Devil's Hands are Idle Playthings" might be the Futurama finale. Did you have to fight to get that episode or did no one want to take the burden of writing it?

Ken: There was never any fighting over ANY assignments, so far as I know. When 4ACV18 came up, I hadn't written an episode that year and everyone else had, so I don't think there was anything to think about.

CGEF: Think you did a good job?

Ken: No. But I've never been totally happy with any of the episodes I've written. (A possibly controversial statement: in my opinion, the best thing I ever wrote for TV was the "Principal Skinner is an Impostor" episode of "The Simpsons", which is often named as their "Jump the Shark" moment.)

I don't think we'll be disappointed though. The IMHO worst episode he did was The Honking, and even that one wasn't that bad.

clampybot

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« Reply #52 on: 03-15-2003 04:17 »

season 4 will be broken down into another 3 seasons so people think the show is still going strong the devils hands probably won't air till 2006
Ben

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« Reply #53 on: 03-15-2003 04:28 »

 
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Originally posted by ghoulishmoose:
  I object to this ass kicking!

Well, I've left it a day or so and so far it's 2 for and 1 against.

I'll get my boot...

Gocad

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« Reply #54 on: 03-15-2003 04:55 »

 
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Originally posted by clampybot:
season 4 will be broken down into another 3 seasons so people think the show is still going strong the devils hands probably won't air till 2006

I'm afraid you're right...  mad


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FishyJoe

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« Reply #55 on: 03-15-2003 05:30 »

I think that it'll be disappointing, just because we've been speculating about it for so long. Either it will be exactly like our ideas, making it predictable, or it'll be completely different, making it weird and scary. If FOX would stop being a bunch of asses and just air the final episodes, we wouldn't have to worry about it, and we could just sit back and enjoy Futurama.
Teral

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« Reply #56 on: 03-15-2003 07:18 »

As it looks right now we wont get to see this episode until "season 6". Considering the speculations that have already been made, can you imagine the frenzy we've worked ourself into by that time? It would be almost impossible for the episode to live up to those expectations.
Kazzahdrane

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« Reply #57 on: 03-15-2003 08:24 »

Unless the episode somehow taps into our brains and shows each viewer a completely different ending to Futurama! Granted, most of them would involve naked Leela and Amy for the guys...but...
Gocad

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« Reply #58 on: 03-15-2003 08:41 »

True, but you'll never know. Also we may have not to wait until 2006, but I'm quite confident, that there will be a "6th" season, consisting of those episode they weren't able to show this season.


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FrysGIRL

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« Reply #59 on: 03-15-2003 12:19 »

I just know that Fry and Leela won't get together. Sure, Fry might be able to truly reveal his feelings in a different form, but that should be about it. The producers didn't want us speculating at the end and such.
PCC Fred

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« Reply #60 on: 03-15-2003 12:20 »

 
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Originally posted by FrysGIRL:
I just know that Fry and Leela won't get together. Sure, Fry might be able to truly reveal his feelings in a different form, but that should be about it. The producers didn't want us speculating at the end and such.

Why should them getting together in the final episode leave us speculating?
McGrady

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« Reply #61 on: 03-15-2003 19:40 »

I personally think they will not get together. 
Shadowstar

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« Reply #62 on: 03-15-2003 21:49 »

The episode should fill FOX's hearts with shame for cancelling this show. Oh, wait, they don't have hearts. And they have no shame.
Gocad

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« Reply #63 on: 03-16-2003 04:27 »
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Good point, Mc Grady. After all, a devil never keeps his promise, therefore Fry might get close to Leela's Heart, but then something unexpected will happen. Whatever that is...

vIta'pu'be
Ben

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« Reply #64 on: 03-16-2003 08:52 »

Hopefully they won't get together.

Fry is too good for inferior genetic scum such as Leela. He'll cease to be my role-model in life if he stoops to that level.
FrysGIRL

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« Reply #65 on: 03-16-2003 11:24 »

 
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Originally posted by PCC Fred:
 Why should them getting together in the final episode leave us speculating?

Say that they do get together. All of the fans are going to be wondering, what happened after that?! I know I would be. I would hate for an episode to show me the beginning of a relationship and not the rest. You just know that PEELer would be posting theories on how they lived their lives afterwards.

Lee Roberts

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« Reply #66 on: 03-16-2003 11:29 »

I agree. I hate it whenever there is n episdoe that shows the beginning of somethinga you have to wait are not see the rest. A bit like the endind to The Lord of the Rings (1st one)
Kazzahdrane

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« Reply #67 on: 03-16-2003 14:01 »

Except they made more LOTR films....so you DID see what happened. Not so with Futurama if FOX have their way.
Venus

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« Reply #68 on: 03-16-2003 16:26 »

i do want Leela and Fry to get together, but i do understand what you're saying. Mulder and Scully got together at the end of the series and i hated not knowing what happened after, but at the same time i would have been even more upset if they hadn't gotten together. So for me the frustration was worth it, and would also be worth it for Futurama. I like just having the knowledge that my fav charactors are together and happy even if i never get to see them that way. And as for peelers speculating, thats what makes for great fanscrips and lord knows we don't have enough of those.
Gocad

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« Reply #69 on: 03-16-2003 16:46 »

 
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Originally posted by Venus:
i do want Leela and Fry to get together, but i do understand what you're saying. Mulder and Scully got together at the end of the series and i hated not knowing what happened after, but at the same time i would have been even more upset if they hadn't gotten together. So for me the frustration was worth it, and would also be worth it for Futurama. I like just having the knowledge that my fav charactors are together and happy even if i never get to see them that way. And as for peelers speculating, thats what makes for great fanscrips and lord knows we don't have enough of those.

Regarding the X-Files Finale, I just want to add one thing:
THEY DIDN'T KISS! COWARDS!

  evil laugh


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Erdrik

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« Reply #70 on: 03-17-2003 02:08 »

 
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Originally posted by Venus:
i do want Leela and Fry to get together, but i do understand what you're saying. Mulder and Scully got together at the end of the series and i hated not knowing what happened after, but at the same time i would have been even more upset if they hadn't gotten together. So for me the frustration was worth it, and would also be worth it for Futurama. I like just having the knowledge that my fav charactors are together and happy even if i never get to see them that way. And as for peelers speculating, thats what makes for great fanscrips and lord knows we don't have enough of those.

Personaly I like wondering. I like knowing even more, but I do enjoy day dreaming about it from time to time.  tongue

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DBCrader

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« Reply #71 on: 03-17-2003 08:08 »

   Well... given the fact that there's 10 or so new episodes still to be shown... we probably won't be seeing the series finale until 2007, so I'm not gonna get my expectations too high...
FrysGIRL

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« Reply #72 on: 03-17-2003 16:46 »

 
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Originally posted by Gocad:
 Regarding the X-Files Finale, I just want to add one thing:
THEY DIDN'T KISS! COWARDS!

   evil laugh



What are you talking about?! They did kiss. French BTW.

Getting back to Fry and Leela...Venus, you're right now that I think about it. I guess our imagination will keep us entertained if they do end up together. I suppose it will be worth it. Hell, if the X-Files can do it, so can Futurama. 
ssj

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« Reply #73 on: 03-20-2003 23:37 »

Wait..so you are all saying that they won't show the series finale of futurama untill a couple of years for now?!  Well..anyway, I DO want Fry and Leela to be together, but I can't really imagine it.  Maybe you get what I'm saying, maybe you don't. I seriously don't know what to expect.
Kazzahdrane

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« Reply #74 on: 03-21-2003 13:31 »

Welcome to PEEL ssj  smile
bartman

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« Reply #75 on: 03-21-2003 14:13 »

Welcome to PEEL Ssj.  smile

I seriously hope Fry and Leela do get together. Although I, like Ssj find it hard to imagine, either that or it would be just to wierd :/.

Also, I think the robot devil might want Bender's sole, since Bender isn't actually still off of the hook, he just escaped from robot hell.
ssj

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« Reply #76 on: 03-21-2003 19:57 »

Awww thanks guys! ^_^ 

Lee Roberts

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« Reply #77 on: 03-22-2003 08:17 »

I know it's been said but this epiosde should be shown on 1/6/03 1st of June!
 That's on Fox
CyberKnight

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« Reply #78 on: 03-22-2003 12:50 »

I don't think we'll end up with a Season 6. That would be giving Futurama some respect, which (as we all know) is about as likely as... something very unlikely  tongue. I think they'll just end up sporadically airing an episode when they haven't got anything else to air. Oh wait, that is a Futurama season in the eyes of fox  roll eyes.

Is it just me, BTW, or do a lot of these potential episode plots bear some resemblance to "The Little Mermaid"  wink?
bartman

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« Reply #79 on: 03-23-2003 03:44 »

I hope for all of our sakes, it will be nothing like "The little mermaid" =P
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