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cyber_turnip

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« Reply #80 on: 07-16-2010 18:55 »

I loved it. Still not as much as I loved Rebirth but it's the best episode since Rebirth in my opinion. It shows a steady improvement for the season and at this rate, we'll be back to amazing Futurama in no time. It felt even more like an episode from the original run than Proposition Infinity did (probably because everyone was in character here). It had an interesting plot (this coming from someone who hasn't read The Da Vinci Code, despised the film and can't remember what happened in it anyway) and was very well written and structured. It was also probably the funniest episode so far this season.
It's not one of the show's best episodes ever by any means, but it sits side by side with the average episodes of the first 72 episodes. That might not sound like much, but it's very high praise as far as I'm concerned. Your average episode of Futurama is incredible.
Hermes line about them being a delivery company was probably the funniest part for me.

I'll agree about the opening Millionaire gag; that was a bit of a manatee joke, amusing but largely irrelevant. It did set up the various nailing nails with nails jokes later, though, and I lol'd when fry managed to flick the nail into his eye at the end.
It wasn't irrelevant, it was classic Futurama writing. The overall theme for the episode is established in the opening minutes at some sort of non-sequitur event. And those nail jokes were more playing off of the first joke of frying thinking you hammer nails in with nails than being set up by the first scene.


The individual jokes were funny enough (the two nails, Space Pope acting as air traffic controller, 2^11 - 23*89, calc homework in operatic form, etc.)
I guess this just goes to show how Futurama has something for everybody. I hated the Space Pop air traffic control and operatic homework gags, yet I still found the episode very funny.


Not a very good episode, despite some good chuckles (the "put on 3D monocle" gag in the opening credits, for example). Honestly, riffing on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? Even Slumdog Millionaire was released two years ago.
They needed a quiz show and why not go with one of the most famous, longest-running shows as a parody? It's better than them parodying some flavour of the month show that won't be on in a few years. Especially as Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? is such a 'pure' quiz show. It's just questions designed to test general knowledge.


They played up the Fry being stupid too much- kind of like Homer Simpson when "The Simpsons" was going downhill.
They did that for plot-purposes. I can almost guarantee that Fry isn't going to get consistently stupider like Homer did. Fry's stupidity has always been flexible depending on the situation. His behaviour at the start of The Luck of the Fryrish isn't really on par with how he behaves in The Devil's Hands are Idle Playthings for example.


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I even saw what I think are South Park references (which they probably weren't).
Care to elaborate because I certainly didn't see any.


was it just me or was the music amazing????!! loved the fly into Futurome, the music especially.  Christopher Tyng is an amazing composer.
Agreed. This is the best example of music in the show so far this season.


This episode developed the relationship between Fry and his last living relative, and that was a development that was long overdue in my opinion. I loved it.
I couldn't agree more.


One thing bothered me: why does a space ship need wings or a propeller?
For when it entered a planet's atmosphere to land.
KillbotB
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« Reply #81 on: 07-16-2010 19:24 »

This is the first time I have felt the need to create an account to express my opinion. This episode was the best of the new season by far. It would have fitted into one of the original seasons perfectly, which is more than can be said for the others. The Professor had some great quotes and Zoidberg's comment that his doctorate was in art history was very good. The way Fry was treated was a little out of place but that is my only negative point. 8/10
Svip

Space Pope
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« Reply #82 on: 07-16-2010 19:24 »

The only episode I'd rate above this one from the new season was the Eye-Phone one and even then that only got a 4/10 for me. The rest, as well as this one have been 1/10 for me. I dunno how you people can defend this, maybe I'm just too intolerant of the changes they're making in this by becoming more like FG/SP but season 6 is a failure as of now, and shows no sign of recovery. I want to give up on Futurama but I've been a fan for so long that I can't stop watching it. Every single new episode has severely disappointed me. (First half of episode 3 wasn't bad.)

Good for you.  At least the rest of us are enjoying the new episodes.
CookiesOnTheFloor
Bending Unit
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« Reply #83 on: 07-16-2010 19:47 »

fantastic episode. I thoroughly enjpyed the Da Vinci Code parody, especially the part where Bender took on the octopus in the fountain.  Hermes had some good lines, like "Oh my god, I'm not big boned. I'm fat!" and "Didn't we used to be a delivery company?".  It was also great to see jokes appearing about calculus and Higgs bosons.

I wasn't expecting Leela's acceptance of Fry's offer to join the 'mile deep club'.  It looks like the writers havent completely hit the reset button on her and Fry's relationship.  The writers must just be planning to keep it in the background and only call attention to it every once in awhile.  That's exactly what I was hoping they'd do. 



Me, too. While I understand shipper frustrations, I'd really miss Fry's dogged pursuit of Leela. It makes him so likable. As long as the pursuit doesn't become abusive or futile, I'm happy.
CookiesOnTheFloor
Bending Unit
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« Reply #84 on: 07-16-2010 19:54 »

This episode is a sweet reminder of why I adore Fry - so sweet and pure of heart, in whatever venture he is currently undertaking.

Also, hilariously dumb at times.

As for the episode? Needs another viewing of course, but I'm not sure I really care for a Dan Brown parody. Satire, parody, and riffing on modern cultural things are fine, but too much of it in Futurama and it starts to seem like a Simpsons episode.

Anyway, I love Fry.

Yes, indeed. And episodes like this help us understand why a smart, independent, tough-minded woman like Leela might overlook his weaknesses and love him. What a refreshing change from shows like...DUM dum dum...Family Guy, where a reasonably smart woman is hooked up with a fat lazy stupid abuser. Or in that kids show Fairly Odd Parents...I could never figure out what Wanda saw in Cosmo (they're the fairy godparents in the show, for those who haven't seen it). Cosmo is stupid like Fry, but mean and uncaring and not funny, unlike Fry. So why would any smart female (which is Wanda) want to be with him?

Anyway, I love it when a good show gets better. One such is Futurama.
willsterdude3000

Starship Captain
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« Reply #85 on: 07-16-2010 20:02 »

Brilliant episode, although there were some continuity errors which I could Fix:
In Futurama, they say that all history was wiped out in the second coming of Jesus. Now, in this episode there is plenty of proof with the artifacts from history and whatnot, so maybe the writers had forgotten about what happened in the original run, or maybe after the earth was destroyed for the second time, History was recreated.
Svip

Space Pope
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« Reply #86 on: 07-16-2010 20:03 »

Brilliant episode, although there were some continuity errors which I could Fix:
In Futurama, they say that all history was wiped out in the second coming of Jesus.

They never said that.  They said all video tapes were wiped out.  Video tapes != history.  Though it might have stored some of it.
FistfulOAwesome

Starship Captain
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« Reply #87 on: 07-16-2010 20:51 »

First, I'll mention how much I enjoyed the first two acts. Thoroughly, actually. I really loved the set up of a mystery about Da-Vinci and the whole clue-hunting that went throughout. It really felt like the crew was on an Indiana Jones style adventure (I got big flashbacks to The Last Crusade, specifically). If only they had an Indiana Jones style ending...

The third act, the ending, is where I experience Deep Hurting. It's among the worst I've ever seen of Futurama. It ruins the episode.

Who thought it was a good idea to make Leonardo Da-Vinci, one of the greatest minds of of all of Humanity, an idiot alien? The entire idea of Moron Da-Vinci and Planet Vinci is baffling to me in its stupidity and terribleness. What a way to bungle the magic the first two acts had set up. Here I was excited that they had a chance to go for some truly wondrous Sci-Fi by using Da-Vinci, one of the best figures of our history for use in sensational stories (because of how brilliant and frankly wonderful the man (or at least his works) was (were)), to possibly become this season's sleeper hit, and I get this dreck. I don't care if expecting magic and getting "comedy" instead is an unfair reason to spit venom at the episode, I'm doing it.

I hate the Vincians (especially the little girl) and I don't care that I'm supposed to (they aren't funny, just abusively mean (I wish Fry let the machine do its work)), I hate Planet Vinci (ooh, real futuristic), I hate that they turned Da-Vinci into Da-Dumbass, I just hate! What a freaking waste! The worst part is that I'll never be able to watch this episode without being disappointed. Every time the second act ends I hope that the third act I saw was just a bad dream and the episode will deliver on the promise of the first two acts. It never does. I guess that makes me a supreme fool for hoping for something that will never happen.
Professor Zoidy

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« Reply #88 on: 07-16-2010 20:54 »

This episode was an absolute gem. I giggled at many things in the beginning and a few more things later on in the episode. This episode felt like one that was from the original run. Whoever wrote this episode needs to win the lottery because they hit the nail on the head with this episode. I certainly hope that the trend continues in the direction.

@KillbotB: I don't see how Fry's abuse is out of place. Fry's own parents treated him the same way, saying he was worthless and stupid in the episode "Luck of the Fryrish" if I'm correct. Forgive me if that's the wrong episode, I'm a bit rusty at this. They favored his brother Yancey. In "Roswell That Ends Well" Farnsworth calls Fry stupid a few times, one specific time is when  Fry sleeps with his grandmother Mildred "You idiot, don't you realize what you've done!?".

@Cookies: The reason Leela is with Fry is because he never stopped trying to win her over and on occasion he does have strokes of genius. Heck he saved Earth from an evil brain invasion that made New New York completely stupid to the Nth degree in "The Day the Earth Stood Stupid".
lilkitten29

Starship Captain
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« Reply #89 on: 07-16-2010 21:41 »

I really liked this episode! Best one since Rebirth! I must agree with FistfulOAwesome on how some parts reminded me of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.
This episode  had a lot of slapstick comedy. Great episode overall. 8/10.
Ralph Snart

Agent Provocateur
Near Death Star Inhabitant
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« Reply #90 on: 07-16-2010 21:47 »


@Cookies: The reason Leela is with Fry is because he never stopped trying to win her over and on occasion he does have strokes of genius. Heck he saved Earth from an evil brain invasion that made New New York completely stupid to the Nth degree in "The Day the Earth Stood Stupid".

Don't forget the little things, like accepting her as a person despite her occular oddity and knowing her secret that she's a sewer mutant.  Then there are those few times he's thrown his body in front of hers to protect her from injury/death.  Can't forget about him supporting her decison to join the Feminazis because she felt it was something she needed to do.  Then there's the little thing of sitting next to her for over two weeks when everybody had given up on her for being dead.  

I also liked the part where she tried to defend his acts of idiocy.  It's definitely a new diminision for her in her acceptance of Fry in her life.  Not bashing you over the head, "FRY AND I ARE SLEEPING TOGETHER" type of relationship but more of a, "We have a relationship and yes, we're intimate."
FemJesse

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #91 on: 07-16-2010 21:53 »

I was just assuming they get intimate behind the scenes at this point, but his confused step back he takes after she says "SURE" makes me think that they haven't consummated their relationship. I'm fine with it either way. Girl has to keep boy in check somehow.
i_c_weiner

DOOP Secretary
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« Reply #92 on: 07-16-2010 22:00 »

First, I'll mention how much I enjoyed the first two acts. Thoroughly, actually. I really loved the set up of a mystery about Da-Vinci and the whole clue-hunting that went throughout. It really felt like the crew was on an Indiana Jones style adventure (I got big flashbacks to The Last Crusade, specifically). If only they had an Indiana Jones style ending...

The third act, the ending, is where I experience Deep Hurting. It's among the worst I've ever seen of Futurama. It ruins the episode.

Who thought it was a good idea to make Leonardo Da-Vinci, one of the greatest minds of of all of Humanity, an idiot alien? The entire idea of Moron Da-Vinci and Planet Vinci is baffling to me in its stupidity and terribleness. What a way to bungle the magic the first two acts had set up. Here I was excited that they had a chance to go for some truly wondrous Sci-Fi by using Da-Vinci, one of the best figures of our history for use in sensational stories (because of how brilliant and frankly wonderful the man (or at least his works) was (were)), to possibly become this season's sleeper hit, and I get this dreck. I don't care if expecting magic and getting "comedy" instead is an unfair reason to spit venom at the episode, I'm doing it.

I hate the Vincians (especially the little girl) and I don't care that I'm supposed to (they aren't funny, just abusively mean (I wish Fry let the machine do its work)), I hate Planet Vinci (ooh, real futuristic), I hate that they turned Da-Vinci into Da-Dumbass, I just hate! What a freaking waste! The worst part is that I'll never be able to watch this episode without being disappointed. Every time the second act ends I hope that the third act I saw was just a bad dream and the episode will deliver on the promise of the first two acts. It never does. I guess that makes me a supreme fool for hoping for something that will never happen.

You didn't get the point of the episode then. Leonardo being a genius on Earth but an idiot on his home planet is used to develop Farnsworth. The first two acts he was making fun of Fry for being an idiot, but then he feels Fry's "pain" on Planet Vinci.

And they didn't make Da Vinci a dumbass, they just made people who are even smarter than him.

And the planet's retro-futuristic, like steampunk etc. It's not supposed to look like it's the same Year 3000 world of Earth.
FemJesse

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #93 on: 07-16-2010 22:10 »

I liked DaVinci confiding in Fry because they were both the two dumbest people on their planets XD

Yea I think that guy just missed the whole message. The universe is a big place, there's always someone better at something than you. And conversely, on a planet of morons, Fry is the smartest one... i.e. The Day the Earth Stood Stupid
Ralph Snart

Agent Provocateur
Near Death Star Inhabitant
DOOP Secretary
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« Reply #94 on: 07-16-2010 22:18 »

I was just assuming they get intimate behind the scenes at this point, but his confused step back he takes after she says "SURE" makes me think that they haven't consummated their relationship. I'm fine with it either way. Girl has to keep boy in check somehow.

Hey Jess, with any of my girlfriends along the way, if I had suggested something like "Becoming members of the 'mile-high' or 'mile-under' club" and having such a quick and easy "Sure" thrown back at me would make me react like Fry. 

As for "Girl has to keep boy in check", Leela's kept Fry in check for so long, it amazing that he hasn't exploded with all of his stored male jelly.

[Leela]Bllleeeecccchhhh![/Leela]
That 80s Guy

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« Reply #95 on: 07-16-2010 23:23 »

Ok so has the Leela - Fry relationship been fully established?  If it has, then the ending of the 2nd episode of the season was a lot more out-of-character for Leela than I originally thought.  And even so, I understand that the writers aren't trying to shove the relationship down our throats, but this is getting a bit out of hand.  I mean if Leela and Fry are having an intimate relationship, joining the mile-deep club while the crew is on an important mission still seems out-of-character for Leela.  She seems more like the loving type (who loves fore-play, romance, etc.), and not just a slutty partner who will accept Fry's sexual advances at a whim.  I don't know, something still seems off with that scene.
Kryten

Space Pope
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« Reply #96 on: 07-16-2010 23:36 »

This one started out really good (loved Bender vs. the squid), but died once we got to the planet of geniuses.
FishyJoe

Honorary German
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« Reply #97 on: 07-16-2010 23:39 »

You didn't get the point of the episode then. Leonardo being a genius on Earth but an idiot on his home planet is used to develop Farnsworth. The first two acts he was making fun of Fry for being an idiot, but then he feels Fry's "pain" on Planet Vinci.

And they didn't make Da Vinci a dumbass, they just made people who are even smarter than him.

And the planet's retro-futuristic, like steampunk etc. It's not supposed to look like it's the same Year 3000 world of Earth.

I'm not a fan of arguing against every single person who gives an episode a negative review, but I gotta say that weiner is completely right. You totally missed the point of the episode, Fisty.

I wish Comedy Central would rerun these episodes at normal hours. I wouldn't mind catching this one again. I liked Fry's "not even a card!" line. It seemed very Billy West-ey. I wonder if he ad libbed it?
Aki

Professor
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« Reply #98 on: 07-16-2010 23:44 »

Ok so has the Leela - Fry relationship been fully established?  If it has, then the ending of the 2nd episode of the season was a lot more out-of-character for Leela than I originally thought.  And even so, I understand that the writers aren't trying to shove the relationship down our throats, but this is getting a bit out of hand.  I mean if Leela and Fry are having an intimate relationship, joining the mile-deep club while the crew is on an important mission still seems out-of-character for Leela.  She seems more like the loving type (who loves fore-play, romance, etc.), and not just a slutty partner who will accept Fry's sexual advances at a whim.  I don't know, something still seems off with that scene.
No-one except the two (if even them) are sure about the relationship, and I like it that way for now. We don't get to see much, but there are moments where they seem much closer than ever before, like the ending of Attack of the Killer App. She over all seems to ignore his idiocy where she before would have punched him. If they're boyfriend and girlfriend, I don't know. I wouldn't think they've kissed since Rebirth, but spent a lot of time off stage just talking and finding their way. I hope there will come another episode that will focus on their relationship soon, perhaps even going as far as to have them declared boyfriend and girlfriend, or the other way around. A scenario I could imagine is them secretely being in a sort-of relationship but Leela telling Fry not to say anything. Then they're discovered by someone and Leela has to admit to herself and the others that it's actually them, even though she's secretely somewhat ashamed. Could be quite an emotional episode as she stays away from him needing time to think, Fry wanting to see her but also wanting to give her the time she needs, and then a really sweet ending.

Or it could just be a fanfic. Jeez.
Kryten

Space Pope
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« Reply #99 on: 07-16-2010 23:44 »
« Last Edit on: 07-16-2010 23:45 »

You didn't get the point of the episode then. Leonardo being a genius on Earth but an idiot on his home planet is used to develop Farnsworth. The first two acts he was making fun of Fry for being an idiot, but then he feels Fry's "pain" on Planet Vinci.

And they didn't make Da Vinci a dumbass, they just made people who are even smarter than him.

And the planet's retro-futuristic, like steampunk etc. It's not supposed to look like it's the same Year 3000 world of Earth.

I'm not a fan of arguing against every single person who gives an episode a negative review, but I gotta say that weiner is completely right. You totally missed the point of the episode, Fisty.

I wish Comedy Central would rerun these episodes at normal hours. I wouldn't mind catching this one again. I liked Fry's "not even a card!" line. It seemed very Billy West-ey. I wonder if he ad libbed it?

What if I got the point (honestly, it'd be hard not to; it was practically anvilicious), but don't think it was all that good? Lessons are better when you're not hit over the head with them. I realize that now, and everyone should learn something from that.
Zed 85

Space Pope
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« Reply #100 on: 07-16-2010 23:48 »

First, I'll mention how much I enjoyed the first two acts. Thoroughly, actually. I really loved the set up of a mystery about Da-Vinci and the whole clue-hunting that went throughout. It really felt like the crew was on an Indiana Jones style adventure (I got big flashbacks to The Last Crusade, specifically). If only they had an Indiana Jones style ending...

The third act, the ending, is where I experience Deep Hurting. It's among the worst I've ever seen of Futurama. It ruins the episode.

Who thought it was a good idea to make Leonardo Da-Vinci, one of the greatest minds of of all of Humanity, an idiot alien? The entire idea of Moron Da-Vinci and Planet Vinci is baffling to me in its stupidity and terribleness. What a way to bungle the magic the first two acts had set up. Here I was excited that they had a chance to go for some truly wondrous Sci-Fi by using Da-Vinci, one of the best figures of our history for use in sensational stories (because of how brilliant and frankly wonderful the man (or at least his works) was (were)), to possibly become this season's sleeper hit, and I get this dreck. I don't care if expecting magic and getting "comedy" instead is an unfair reason to spit venom at the episode, I'm doing it.

I hate the Vincians (especially the little girl) and I don't care that I'm supposed to (they aren't funny, just abusively mean (I wish Fry let the machine do its work)), I hate Planet Vinci (ooh, real futuristic), I hate that they turned Da-Vinci into Da-Dumbass, I just hate! What a freaking waste! The worst part is that I'll never be able to watch this episode without being disappointed. Every time the second act ends I hope that the third act I saw was just a bad dream and the episode will deliver on the promise of the first two acts. It never does. I guess that makes me a supreme fool for hoping for something that will never happen.

Actually, yes, I know I may not be "getting the point" but I'd like to second this sentiment. The treatment of Da Vinci himself, both as a historical figure and then as a character, that's what left me feeling underwhelmed. I liked the planet Vinci bit the least about the episode. In fact I think it's the point when Farnsworth declares "It's a spaceship" and the fly off, that marks the point from where the rest of the episode begins to slide in my estimation (so, what, the end of Act Two then I guess...). Also is it just us two who ruh-huh-eeeeally wanted Leonardo to slaughter his compatriots and get his revenge?

I know, I know, there's a moral in there somewhere about not responding to people picking on you with violence, and I guess Fry making his sacrifice made Farnsworth realise that he was almost nearly in the same consideration of being the same similar definition of arrogant c*nt to Fry that the other Vincians were being to Leonardo without Fry trying to kill him first - though Farnsworth's lack of appreciation of Fry's "talents" never really struck me as a looming elephant that needed to be removed from the room...

And the other thing about responding with violence; the way I always saw it, having all the various possible names they could come up with at School all individually replaced with the word "Psychopath" until everyone either a) respected me and or got to know me when I wasn't angry; b) feared me; or more-over c) simply grew-up out of their naming calling stage so eventually I mellow out and in College am on friendly terms with near-enough everyone - it worked for me!
FishyJoe

Honorary German
Urban Legend
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« Reply #101 on: 07-16-2010 23:52 »

What if I got the point (honestly, it'd be hard not to; it was practically anvilicious), but don't think it was all that good?

Then I got no beef wit' ya.
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #102 on: 07-17-2010 01:15 »

Two things I forgot to mention that I loved:

1. Fry and Leela's feelings subtley still being there. The way Leela stood up for Fry's stupidity was great, it showed that she's coming round to him.

2. The title. Before the episode aired, I hated the name 'The Duh-Vinci Code'. It just seemed like a very unimaginative way of spoofing 'The Da Vinci Code', but now I've seen the episode, I see how it relates to the theme of intelligence and stupidity as well as relating to Da Vinci and of course The Da Vinci Code. A great episode name in my opinion.
Aki

Professor
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« Reply #103 on: 07-17-2010 01:39 »

The title. Before the episode aired, I hated the name 'The Duh-Vinci Code'. It just seemed like a very unimaginative way of spoofing 'The Da Vinci Code', but now I've seen the episode, I see how it relates to the theme of intelligence and stupidity as well as relating to Da Vinci and of course The Da Vinci Code. A great episode name in my opinion.
I hated it before the episode and I still hate it. It's ridiculous and it's stupid.

imho.
Chug a Bug

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« Reply #104 on: 07-17-2010 02:17 »

@Cookies: The reason Leela is with Fry is because he never stopped trying to win her over and on occasion he does have strokes of genius. Heck he saved Earth from an evil brain invasion that made New New York completely stupid to the Nth degree in "The Day the Earth Stood Stupid".

Its his willingness to sacrifice himself and his heart that won her over, not his borderline stalking of her. As per Love and Rocket, ITWGY and the last ep. But thats for the shipper thread.

I liked the first two acts, the Da Vinci planet.. less so. Theres something lacking in these eps for me and I think it's character driven stories. The joke count is high but it seems like a sketch show to me. I understand they want to relaunch the show for Comedy Central but...
That Don Guy
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« Reply #105 on: 07-17-2010 02:23 »

Did anyone else notice the two, count them, two, hidden messages that were so hidden that I doubt even the writers knew about them when they added them?

First, I assume everybody figured out "2^11 - (23 x 89)" = 1.  This can also be written as 2^11 - 1 = 23 x 89; 11 is the smallest prime number for which 2^N - 1 is itself not prime (look up "Mersenne primes").

Second, this one goes back almost 40 years; back in the early days of The $10,000 (later $20,000, $25,000, there was a $50,000 in there somewhere, $100,000, and then just "Pyramid") Pyramid, I want to say Leonard Nimoy (occasionally he and William Shatner would be on opposing teams for a week) was given the answer, "A Nail", and gave the clue, "You bang this in with a nail...damn!"
The headless body of Agnew

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« Reply #106 on: 07-17-2010 02:23 »

I really found Hermes line: "I thought we were a delivery company" really funny because just the other day me and my friend where discussing how they rarely make any deliveries
FistfulOAwesome

Starship Captain
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« Reply #107 on: 07-17-2010 02:25 »

To Kryten and Zed85: Thank you! Everything you guys said is exactly what I meant, but you guys managed to lob criticisms without sounding like angry, whiny nerds (like a certain Clint-Eastwood-movie-named individual).
Crash_7

Professor
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« Reply #108 on: 07-17-2010 02:33 »

That was a good one.  Probably my favorite of the new ones along with Rebirth.  I'll give it an 8.5 (9). 
Ryder556

Crustacean
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« Reply #109 on: 07-17-2010 02:44 »

Best Episode of the new season IMO, well right behind rebirth.

The episode also made me relate to Fry so much. Possibly because like Fry, I'm pretty stupid in my own way. Just like him. This episode also made me very emotional and not much episodes do that to me.

Also I believe this episode is a set up episode for "The Late Philip J. Fry" as we know Fry and the professor will be spending a lot of time together traveling further and further into the future and what not so they needed an episode to make them bond together.

I may be getting ahead of myself here but I can probably tell how the episode will play out. Fry and Farnsworth go ahead into the future and get stuck so they keep going and going farther until Fry eventually remembers the time code on his ass(would it still be there?) and then they eventually get back to the present/future
Aki

Professor
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« Reply #110 on: 07-17-2010 02:47 »

Correct me if I missrecall, it was some time since BBS, but didn't Fry remove his tattoo so he could get it onto himself earlier? I. e. it wouldn't still be there.
Ryder556

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« Reply #111 on: 07-17-2010 02:59 »

Correct me if I missrecall, it was some time since BBS, but didn't Fry remove his tattoo so he could get it onto himself earlier? I. e. it wouldn't still be there.

I don't remember that and part 4 of BBS was on TV the other day. Bender goes back in time and sticks the tattoo on Fry's, or in Benders case "Someone's Ass", so it should still be there. Unless it was magically removed during one of the other three movies even though it had no mention in it. Or it could of been removed when Fry was reborn. But since it hasn't been mentioned since BBS we can only believe it's still on his ass unless the next episode mentions it.
Aki

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« Reply #112 on: 07-17-2010 03:00 »

Correct me if I missrecall, it was some time since BBS, but didn't Fry remove his tattoo so he could get it onto himself earlier? I. e. it wouldn't still be there.

I don't remember that and part 4 of BBS was on TV the other day. Bender goes back in time and sticks the tattoo on Fry's, or in Benders case "Someone's Ass", so it should still be there. Unless it was magically removed during one of the other three movies even though it had no mention in it. Or it could of been removed when Fry was reborn. But since it hasn't been mentioned since BBS we can only believe it's still on his ass unless the next episode mentions it.
I think you're missing to think of where Bender got the tattoo. smile He takes it from Fry's butt and sticks it to the younger Fry's butt. So Fry still doesn't have it in year 3010.
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #113 on: 07-17-2010 03:01 »

Bender takes the tattoo off of Lars' ass, a Fry duplicate. The original Fry has the tattoo removed by Nibbler's laser-eye-beam thing. The tattoo is gone and thankfully so because that would be a horribly lame and deus-ex-machina-y conclusion to what promises to be a great episode.
Aki

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« Reply #114 on: 07-17-2010 03:04 »

Bender takes the tattoo off of Lars' ass, a Fry duplicate. The original Fry has the tattoo removed by Nibbler's laser-eye-beam thing. The tattoo is gone and thankfully so because that would be a horribly lame and deus-ex-machina-y conclusion to what promises to be a great episode.
Right. I try to think of some other ending though, and I can't think of one that would be okay. I just hope they won't go with "time's circular!", cause that would just be moronic after Futurama calls itself a geeky show.
flesheatingbull

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« Reply #115 on: 07-17-2010 03:04 »

three things:

1. i thought this episode was much better than rebirth.
2. the 3rd part (on planet vinci) was my favorite part of the episode.
3. what did leonardo say when fry asked him how their football team was? i watched the episode 3 times already, and i still can't figure it out.
Aki

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« Reply #116 on: 07-17-2010 03:06 »

3. what did leonardo say when fry asked him how their football team was? i watched the episode 3 times already, and i still can't figure it out.
Wow, someone other than me! I just ignored it the third time, supposing it was some strange fotball term I wouldn't understand anyway.
flesheatingbull

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« Reply #117 on: 07-17-2010 03:08 »

Bender takes the tattoo off of Lars' ass, a Fry duplicate. The original Fry has the tattoo removed by Nibbler's laser-eye-beam thing. The tattoo is gone and thankfully so because that would be a horribly lame and deus-ex-machina-y conclusion to what promises to be a great episode.
Right. I try to think of some other ending though, and I can't think of one that would be okay. I just hope they won't go with "time's circular!", cause that would just be moronic after Futurama calls itself a geeky show.

maybe they'll find a time that has a time machine that goes to the past.
That Don Guy
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« Reply #118 on: 07-17-2010 03:11 »

3. what did leonardo say when fry asked him how their football team was?
"Learned" (the two-syllable pronunciation).

-- Don

Aki

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« Reply #119 on: 07-17-2010 03:15 »

maybe they'll find a time that has a time machine that goes to the past.
Yeah, that's why they keep travelling forward in time. But I wonder how it'll be constructed other than "a little more.. a little more... oh, here we go" *return home*
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