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Jezzem

Urban Legend
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« Reply #160 on: 09-15-2010 02:31 »

Leela's mom has two eyes

Uh...

Aki

Professor
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« Reply #161 on: 09-15-2010 09:23 »

That does indeed sound like a cool episode. One with The Luck of the Fryrish-style flashbacks from what Leela's grandmother told her when she was young, perhaps? That slowly unveils the "big secret" behind the mutants.
Fnord
Starship Captain
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« Reply #162 on: 09-15-2010 09:37 »

Leela's mom has two eyes

Uh...

Yes, Leela's Mom has two eyes ... She stores one of them in the middle of Morris's forehead. O-)
Bigboysdontcry

Professor
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« Reply #163 on: 09-20-2010 22:02 »

Great episode, when I thought Fry had mutated I laughed my ass off. Then you come to find he was in that guys mouth. A bit creepy, but funny ending.
PumaGirl

Starship Captain
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« Reply #164 on: 09-21-2010 07:38 »

I thought it was pretty obvious that they weren't gonna let Fry become a mutant... so I kind of expected something like this.
Bigboysdontcry

Professor
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« Reply #165 on: 09-21-2010 08:42 »

Well ya I know what you mean, you were thinking " O nooo" but  then you know he can not possibly stay like that.
Aki

Professor
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« Reply #166 on: 09-21-2010 11:48 »

I thought it was pretty obvious that they weren't gonna let Fry become a mutant... so I kind of expected something like this.

I rather thought the Professor would fix it somehow.
PumaGirl

Starship Captain
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« Reply #167 on: 09-21-2010 12:54 »

True, would have been another option, like find some cure but then wouldn't that have led to whole new storyline issues - if  the professor could "fix" Fry then why wouldn't he do anything about the other mutants.
Aki

Professor
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« Reply #168 on: 09-21-2010 13:36 »

True, would have been another option, like find some cure but then wouldn't that have led to whole new storyline issues - if  the professor could "fix" Fry then why wouldn't he do anything about the other mutants.

My idea exactly, why I was so interested in how it all would end. smile
Bigboysdontcry

Professor
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« Reply #169 on: 09-22-2010 01:52 »

I was curious why Fry had three eyes while being in the mutant. Did the mutant only have one eye to begin with, I thought there was two. If mutant was the proud owner of two eyes then why did the Fry-creature hybrid only have 3?
Fnord
Starship Captain
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« Reply #170 on: 09-22-2010 10:45 »

One of Fry's eyes was inside of the mutant's mouth. Only part of Fry's head seems to be poking out.

True, would have been another option, like find some cure but then wouldn't that have led to whole new storyline issues - if  the professor could "fix" Fry then why wouldn't he do anything about the other mutants.

Professor: Good news, everyone! I've invented a device that un-mutates mutants!

Leela: Try it out on me! I want to be normal!

Fry: Here we go again ...
hobbitboy

Sir Rank-a-Lot
Urban Legend
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« Reply #171 on: 09-22-2010 11:56 »

 
   We also do not know what caused the first wave of mutations.  This could be a good basis for a future episode.  …  Then the professor could be the one who comes up with the cure


I'm guessing that, much like in Crimes of the Hot, the Professor would turn out to have been the source of the mutations in the first place. Even if they predate his birth.

Don't hate me, Trinity.  I'm just the messenger.
LobsterMooch
Professor
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« Reply #172 on: 09-23-2010 12:31 »
« Last Edit on: 12-01-2011 18:17 »

 cry
DannyJC13

Space Pope
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« Reply #173 on: 09-23-2010 19:54 »

Only just got around to Watching it as the connection on the Futurama Stream site was Awful,  was quite good, enjoyed it and it made me laugh quite a bit. 8/10  tongue
TheFutureisWild

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« Reply #174 on: 09-24-2010 23:28 »

I was curious why Fry had three eyes while being in the mutant. Did the mutant only have one eye to begin with, I thought there was two. If mutant was the proud owner of two eyes then why did the Fry-creature hybrid only have 3?

possibly one of fry or mr. astor's eyes was hidden somewhere beneath the bulk of their face
Solid Gold Bender

Urban Legend
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« Reply #175 on: 12-10-2011 17:49 »

This was a very solid episode. It had some good jokes, and a fun party. (Also it was the 100th episode.) Funny with a good plot, so I'll say:

9/10     big grin
Inquisitor Hein
Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #176 on: 02-22-2012 23:06 »

Thread Necromancy....Hooray:)
Just one thought:
TMAR would have made imhO a much better season 6 final then "Overclockwise".
A society, background changing event just adds some epicness. Bender might have had some godlike powers, but hardly using them made the whole thing meaningless, degrading them to his usual shenanigans.
totalnerduk

DOOP Ubersecretary
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« Reply #177 on: 02-22-2012 23:43 »

Hm. I'm not so sure that this would have made a good season finale. It would be an ideal story to build on in the future though. Now that mutants have surface rights, it opens up a few new ways for the writers to play with those characters - not necessarily as the focus of an episode, but little details in the background of episodes with larger plots.
Solid Gold Bender

Urban Legend
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« Reply #178 on: 02-23-2012 04:42 »

If I get what you're saying, then I believe Möbius Dick would be a good example. Munda and Horris are up on the surface the whole time we see them interacting with non-mutants. They also had a few great lines..."Is that how your friends are dressing now?" laff
cyber_turnip

Urban Legend
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« Reply #179 on: 02-23-2012 05:58 »

I think there probably is the room for at least one episode dealing with mutants being on the surface now even if it's as simple as an episode about Leela's parents moving to the surface and struggling to adapt to things.
Fnord
Starship Captain
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« Reply #180 on: 02-23-2012 08:21 »

"Movin' on up ... to a de-luxe apartment in the SKYYYYYYYYYYYY ..."

Literally.
DannyJC13

Space Pope
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« Reply #181 on: 02-23-2012 18:18 »

Horris

Morris. wink
totalnerduk

DOOP Ubersecretary
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« Reply #182 on: 02-23-2012 21:33 »

I think there probably is the room for at least one episode dealing with mutants being on the surface now even if it's as simple as an episode about Leela's parents moving to the surface and struggling to adapt to things.

There are only so many times you can make a joke about not shedding your skin on the couch before it just becomes irritating.
Solid Gold Bender

Urban Legend
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« Reply #183 on: 02-23-2012 22:20 »


I never thought I would have a Homer moment, but...
DannyJC13

Space Pope
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« Reply #184 on: 03-06-2012 21:52 »

Underrated moment: The randomness of the giant speakers on the PE building at the start. laff
UnrealLegend

Urban Legend
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« Reply #185 on: 03-06-2012 23:24 »

I really think this is Season 6's most overrated episode. It has a good story and it doesn't feel rushed, but it just lacks something, which I can't quite put my finger on.

It may possibly be that there isn't really very many funny jokes. The only part that strikes me as particularly good is Fry's "Did you know I had a crush on Leela?" line. Most of the other jokes fall flat for me.

There are a few good moments though, so this episode is far from terrible.

7.5/10
Tofu_Lion

Starship Captain
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« Reply #186 on: 03-07-2012 06:23 »

I haven't voted on this one yet so I guess that means I haven't added my thoughts yet (so hopefully  there's not a previous tofu post contradicting everything I'm about to say). Here goes.

I like this episode. Gonna give it an eight.
UnrealLegend

Urban Legend
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« Reply #187 on: 03-07-2012 06:25 »

Found this:
I hate this episode. Gonna give it a one.

Tofu_Lion

Starship Captain
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« Reply #188 on: 03-07-2012 06:32 »

If I wasn't so lazy I'd punch you in the stomach.
spira

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #189 on: 03-08-2012 04:03 »

I still feel like this episode is one of the most classic-feeling Season 6 eps. I don't know why, it's just so good. Maybe because it makes use of the whole crew but really just focuses on the trio, which is always my favorite sort of episode.
Lucy

Bending Unit
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« Reply #190 on: 03-08-2012 05:03 »

Personally I felt that the episode was rushed, it could have easily been a brilliant movie. (It needed to be funnier though.) It seemed apparent that lots of things had been cut for time or pacing. Just a few lines and scenes didn't seem to flow and the episode seemed sort of jittering. The concept of the story was excellent but not executed as well as it could have been. It could have even been an emotional episode, a social commentary on racial segregation, but it just didn't live up to it's potential.
cyber_turnip

Urban Legend
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« Reply #191 on: 03-08-2012 14:56 »

Honestly, this is one of the funniest season 6 episodes in my opinion. I'd say the humour is its strongest aspect, in fact.
Gorky

Space Pope
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« Reply #192 on: 03-08-2012 16:19 »

I could get on-board with that, cyber_turnip; this episode is pretty funny. I don't find any of the jokes too forced or pop culture-y, and I think overall the humor is at a classic-feeling level.

Actually, I think this is one of the few episodes where the more emotional stuff is poorly-placed and kind of impedes what could have been a crazy, epic sci fi story. I cringe every time Fry hops into Lake Mutagenic and Leela lets out that BIG NO!!! as she watches. It's laughably melodramatic, I think, and kind of out of place. Leela could have led an uprising without Fry having to ostensibly mutate himself, and all that shippy gobbledygook could have gone by the wayside in favor of devoting more time to the fun, fictional-universe-upending stuff.

I think that would have made this episode more enjoyable to me--though I did give it an 8/10 when it first aired, and I think I could stand by that rating. I just expected even more of this episode than I actually got, though, so I still consider it kind of a disappointment.
Inquisitor Hein
Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #193 on: 03-08-2012 17:00 »
« Last Edit on: 03-08-2012 17:12 »

I liked Leela's bitching about the mutant's plight (though being most probably a rather unintended joke):

She reminded me of those upper-middle-class-spare-time-civil-right-movement activists, working as lawyers, doctors, etc..., living in the suburbs, knowing Martin Luther King only from TV documentaries, and going "You cannot understand the plight and burden of the black people".

Quote from: Gorky link=topic=19650.msg1301487#msg1301487 date=1331219to 959
Leela could have led an uprising without Fry having to ostensibly mutate himself,

Brings up a funny question:
"We need the most disgusting Mutant to lead the charge".
1. It was first supposed to be Fry, but he had something else to do.
2. Then, the task was assigned to Violet, who felt insulted and seemed to reject that honor, as
3. The ralley was then led by Leela.
Which implies Leela holds third place in the "Most disgusting Mutant" ranking big grin big grin big grin tongue
Come to think of it..should the writers still come up with random mutations like "Ellbow Talons" or "Singing Butt Boils" for some throwaway joke regarding the "least mutated mutant ever", Leela will one day REALLY deserve that third place... frown
spira

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #194 on: 03-09-2012 02:43 »

I liked Leela's bitching about the mutant's plight (though being most probably a rather unintended joke):

She reminded me of those upper-middle-class-spare-time-civil-right-movement activists, working as lawyers, doctors, etc..., living in the suburbs, knowing Martin Luther King only from TV documentaries, and going "You cannot understand the plight and burden of the black people".

Valid, although Leela, being a mutant herself, does have a little more claim to understanding the plight of the mutants than the average surface-dweller.

Never thought about the fact that she ended up leading the rally. Huh.

The BIG NO! is a little cheesy, but I am actually pretty fond of that whole scene. It's super (melo?)dramatic but then it ends with a gross-out, which is not the sort of humor I'd normally appreciate but it's done well here.
UnrealLegend

Urban Legend
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« Reply #195 on: 03-09-2012 02:47 »

In spite of me not finding this episode all that amazing, I still quite like the scene where Fry dives into the lake. It was quite well done.  smile
Gorky

Space Pope
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« Reply #196 on: 03-09-2012 04:20 »

The BIG NO! is a little cheesy, but I am actually pretty fond of that whole scene. It's super (melo?)dramatic but then it ends with a gross-out, which is not the sort of humor I'd normally appreciate but it's done well here.

Heh, I do thoroughly enjoy the line that ends act two: "Sorry. I tried to scream, but I barfed." I also like the kiss-hug-handshake-text gag when Leela is trying to thank Fry for mutating himself. The aftermath of the scene is funny--but the moment itself is just too over-the-top for my liking, I guess.
Scrappylive

Starship Captain
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« Reply #197 on: 03-09-2012 14:06 »

The kiss-hug-handshake-text gag was indeed good. I chuckled just reading about it in your post. smile The only part about Fry's 'transformation' that bothers me is that when it is revealed that Fry did not mutate but was inside a mutant, it kind of felt like a cop-out. I'm not sure how I would have changed, though, if I had the chance.
spira

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #198 on: 03-09-2012 15:04 »

Well, it all had to turn out fine by the end of the ep somehow. I actually thought they did a pretty nice job with that, I was expecting him to find an anti-mutagenic lake or something.

The kiss-hug-handshake-text could have bee lame, but they voiced it so, so well and I can hear it in my head now and am smiling.
Inquisitor Hein
Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #199 on: 03-09-2012 15:41 »
« Last Edit on: 03-09-2012 17:35 »

I liked Leela's bitching about the mutant's plight (though being most probably a rather unintended joke):

She reminded me of those upper-middle-class-spare-time-civil-right-movement activists, working as lawyers, doctors, etc..., living in the suburbs, knowing Martin Luther King only from TV documentaries, and going "You cannot understand the plight and burden of the black people".

Valid, although Leela, being a mutant herself, does have a little more claim to understanding the plight of the mutants than the average surface-dweller.

Never thought about the fact that she ended up leading the rally. Huh.

Sure, Leela knows more about Mutants than the AVERAGE surface dweller, but I still think it's ridiculous she gave Fry that speech wink

- Leela spent the most time of her life not even KNOWING she was a mutant, let alone living like one. So...any other sewer mutant would understand more of the mutant plight than she did. She was/is in fact the mutant least understanding the mutant plight.
- It was Fry suspecting and finding out Leela was a mutant, she didn't even realize this herself without help. Also, Fry has been down a few times in the sewers himself, etc.. . So he is some kind of "surface dweller record holder" regarding experience with mutants.

All in all, in regards of "Understanding the mutants plight", Leela just had a 1-2 day headstart regarding her banishment to the sewers in comparison to Fry. The smallest possible difference in "mutant experience" between to people imaginable, so to speak wink

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