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PEE Poll: Rating
1/10  (poor)   -1 (0.7%)
2/10   -1 (0.7%)
3/10   -0 (0%)
4/10   -2 (1.4%)
5/10   -0 (0%)
6/10   -4 (2.8%)
7/10   -15 (10.3%)
8/10   -38 (26.2%)
9/10   -44 (30.3%)
10/10 (great)   -40 (27.6%)
Total Voters: 145

Javier Lopez

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« Reply #200 on: 08-02-2010 16:19 »

It was a quite nice episode, nice re-contact old Futurama classics (bureacrats and so)

tought for some reason i was specting a Morgan Protor cameo somehow.... i had tought about Hermes being #5 early but was not that totally sure so the ending did surprised, no much , but after all that they went throught and how Hermes kept investigating i had practically discarted the theory.. ending montage was like Leela's homeplanet imho, cuteish tought far from really great.. 7/10 for nice clean Futurama jokes and Battlestar Galactica's references (i know Galactica didnt invented the conscience transfer but every time Bender said "My consciousness will be downloaded into a new body" i only could think "Cylon"
Fnord
Starship Captain
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« Reply #201 on: 08-03-2010 08:42 »

... and Garfunkel.

(Sorry, stream-of-conscience there.)
SorynArkayn

Bending Unit
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« Reply #202 on: 08-03-2010 10:34 »

I liked this episode. It was one of the better new episodes. The beginning was a Futurama version of the classic Simpsons contrivance of beginning with a funny, irrelevant event that leads to the episode's inciting incident, and the story takes off from there. Civil War reenactments are stupid and funny to begin with, and the Futurama twist of the "Sith-il War" was kind of clever -- but somehow I don't think it was exploited to its full potential.

The rest of the episode wasn't very original, but I didn't mind all of the callbacks to past Futurama episodes. Unfortunately, the return to the Central Bureaucracy wasn't as funny this time; the giant Rubix cubicle gag was kind of funny; but there was more and better humour in the "How Hermes Requisitioned His Groove Back" episode.

It was obvious to me who the mysterious Inspector 5 was from the moment that Leela explained that all Product Inspectors were Bureaucrats, but that didn't diminish my enjoyment of the episode.

The return of the incompetent killbots was welcome, but not nearly as funny as their debut in "Bender's Game", which was arguably the funniest thing in that movie.

I didn't mind that this was like the third depiction of Bender's "birth", and contradicted the others; or the illogicalness of a "baby Bender", especially considering that Bender admitted that he was only four years-old (back in Season 3). But you can't harp on little things like that, because they're just intended to be humourous, not logical or realistic. And I thought the song montage at the end was good; definitely melodramatic, but tolerable, and necessary to explain why Hermes decided to do what he did.

I rated it as a 7/10 because I thought that it was good, but not great. If there are more episodes of this quality or better, this season of Futurama should be good overall.
Ele3105
Poppler
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« Reply #203 on: 09-10-2010 21:17 »

Hi all !
Does anybody knows the name of the music we cqn hear at the end when we see bqby Bender?
Thanks !
Aki

Professor
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« Reply #204 on: 09-12-2010 21:46 »

Hi all !
Does anybody knows the name of the music we cqn hear at the end when we see bqby Bender?
Thanks !
Elizabeth Mitchell - Little Bird, Little Bird.
Bigboysdontcry

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« Reply #205 on: 09-20-2010 22:20 »

I loved the episode, it made me look at Hermes in a whole new light entirely. Before I thought he was some jerked Jamaican who did not give a crap about anything but his Manwich. It turns out that soggy pile fat actually cares about things. No disrespect to Jamaicans. I was specifically talking about Hermes.
Fnord
Starship Captain
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« Reply #206 on: 09-22-2010 10:46 »

Hermes also has a kid. (Sorry ... "DNA derivative" ... that's the burearocratic term for offspring.)
Solid Gold Bender

Urban Legend
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« Reply #207 on: 12-09-2011 00:53 »

U-N-D-E-R-R-A-T-E-D
10/10
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #208 on: 12-10-2011 21:09 »

I'm of the opposite opinion, one of the most overrated episodes of the show. Further re-watching hasn't helped matters either, which is a bad sign. I think I enjoyed it more on my initial viewing. Not a bad episode though, but the emotional element that is supposed to be there wasn't convincing to me, and half of the episode pretty much bored me...
DannyJC13

Space Pope
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« Reply #209 on: 12-10-2011 21:25 »

I like this ep quite a lot. big grin
futurefreak

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« Reply #210 on: 12-11-2011 10:48 »

Care to elaborate Danny...? tongue

I just noticed I never voted in this poll (I think I started voting here again for season 6B). This was a great episode, easily one of my favorites along with Lrrrenconcilable Ndndifferences and TLPJF of Season 6A. It had a great storyline, interesting plot, and nice reveal at the end. What I loved about it is that it brought an odd pairing of characters together (Hermes and Bender) and made it work out well. Up until this episode they seemed to have shared nothing in common, but it was nice to see how many years prior (well, maybe not THAT many), Hermes did something genuinely nice for him (he had good intentions, I mean). That's why this episode merits a 10/10 from me.

Spoiler ahead for Season 6B (if you haven't seen it already)
DannyJC13

Space Pope
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« Reply #211 on: 12-11-2011 11:56 »

I like how Hermes and Bender together just works, the Killbots are hilarious, they go to some awesome places, Mom returns, sad ending, funny overall. Awesome. big grin
DannyJC13

Space Pope
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« Reply #212 on: 12-28-2011 21:28 »

*bump*

I also like Fry's line:

"So? What if something heavy fell on you, like a church? You could still die."

and Bender punching the wall. laff
spira

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #213 on: 12-28-2011 23:11 »

I like this episode because it really humanizes Hermes. Futurama is often about twisting preconceived notions. The idiot delivery boy saves the universe. The ditzy intern gets her PhD. The robot claiming he wants to kill all humans has a soft spot for a certain few. And here, the follow-the-rules bureaucrat loses his job because he refuses to do something inhumane. To a robot.

Iunno, it's just sweet.
Solid Gold Bender

Urban Legend
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« Reply #214 on: 12-30-2011 07:27 »

A good combo of humor emotions and Mexican culture. I loved it! (It had one of those memorable endings!)

10/10
DannyJC13

Space Pope
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« Reply #215 on: 01-16-2012 18:09 »

More stuff:

Love the way Bender dials the phone.

Only just noticed the Adobe Photo Shop joke. laff

Bender moves very different-ly in this ep, but in a good way. big grin
Gorky

Space Pope
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« Reply #216 on: 01-16-2012 18:39 »

I like this episode because it really humanizes Hermes. Futurama is often about twisting preconceived notions. The idiot delivery boy saves the universe. The ditzy intern gets her PhD. The robot claiming he wants to kill all humans has a soft spot for a certain few. And here, the follow-the-rules bureaucrat loses his job because he refuses to do something inhumane. To a robot.

Iunno, it's just sweet.

Agreed. Season six as a whole did a nice job of making me care more about Hermes as a character. I love how he's used as a sort of fatherly figure in "The Prisoner of Benda" (giving Fry relationship advice, and helping Amy lose weight), and I enjoy watching his interactions with LaBarbara in "Neutopia."

It should also be said that this episode does a nice job of humanizing Bender; that scene where he's punching the wall and failing to come to grips with his own mortality has got to be one of my favorite moments ever. Though, to be fair, he had already been made more sympathetic and nuanced in episodes from the original run ("Godfellas" comes to mind). This episode is ultimately a tour de force for Hermes.
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #217 on: 01-17-2012 01:10 »

One of Season 6's better episodes. Unfortunately, it's one of the ones that loses the greatness after a while. I agree with spira and Gorky about Hermes being humanized. This was really his breakthrough moment, and it was interesting seeing that he supervised Bender's construction.

Honestly, I didn't see the twist coming. Very well-done.

There haven't been many Hermes episodes, but they've all been great. (Unless Neutopia counts as a Hermes episode.)

Lethal Inspection is an 8.5/10.
cyber_turnip

Urban Legend
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« Reply #218 on: 01-17-2012 03:19 »

I think I might've mentioned it in my original write-up of this episode, but every time I rewatch it, I can't help but be in awe of just how well the sequence with Bender punching the wall in Mexico is handled. The direction is astounding.

It's a very clever way of conveying all of Bender's emotions in such a simple manor and such an unusual way, too. And yet, as well as being really touching, it's also really funny - the way in which he continues to punch it as he's worn down. I just love it.

Great episode over-all and everything, but that particular scene always really stands out to me.
DannyJC13

Space Pope
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« Reply #219 on: 01-17-2012 20:22 »

Something that needs to make a return: Bender's ass-kicking feet. laff
Solid Gold Bender

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« Reply #220 on: 01-17-2012 22:26 »

I never thought about a Bender-Hermes relation before. It just seems odd and un-comforting, but I guess they made it work, this was a great episode.
DannyJC13

Space Pope
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« Reply #221 on: 01-17-2012 23:13 »

Yet another thing I like:

Hermes line about not limboing for 12 hours straight since his honeymoon. laff
Solid Gold Bender

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« Reply #222 on: 01-17-2012 23:17 »

And the great woodwork joke ahahahaha laff
x.Bianca.x

Urban Legend
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« Reply #223 on: 07-30-2012 11:02 »

This episode was okay. The ending made it better overall. I liked the rotating cubicle thing. The entire thing just seemed a little bit off. I didn't see the ending coming at all.

7/10
km73

Space Pope
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« Reply #224 on: 08-02-2012 02:58 »

Occurs to me - This one probably had the best ending out of all the nouveau ones thus
far.  No, I didn't predicticize it either, and yesh, it did verily work for me.  Understated and not overdone!  Unlike an..overdone taco. no no   Also I pretty much liked 97.8% of the rest of it too.

"Adobe Photo Shoppe" and the pile of bears and that one line about Mexico being the silver medalists in the war, heee

This episode structure is quite similar to The Tip of the Zoidberg from 6B, where the Professor and Dr. Zoidberg pair up in an odd matching. They too share a sentimental bond from years prior; however I felt the sentiment behind the relationship of Hermes and Bender was more genuine than the relationship portrayed between the Professor and Zoidberg. Even though Professor lovingly referred to the him by his first name (a bit overplayed in the episode considering how he has referred to him for the last 6 seasons), it did not really evoke an emotional response from me, the viewer, like it did when I found out Hermes was just trying to protect Bender from finding out his defective nature. The Tip of the Zoidberg felt really campy and cheesy, while Lethal Inspection was more pure to the cause IMO. Don't know if others will agree with me here, but that's how I felt anyhow.

Ooh - I do, I do!  I wouldn't even have compared the two really, but yeah.  Complete Concurrence is had.

Anyways I cried from this episode.  Also I exploded in my pants.

Can't really put it any better than that.
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