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Delivery Boy
« on: 04-25-2002 05:30 »
« Last Edit on: 04-25-2002 05:30 »


I saw this ep for the first time today on channel 4, how far behind am I!!  I have not seen any more futurama after this, so I'm well excited as I get to see Mother's day tomorow as well.

I thought Popplers was a well good episode, love the line from fry, when he was eating them, 'man these are like sex' only I'm gettin some'!


The Zapper

Starship Captain
« Reply #1 on: 04-25-2002 05:47 »

I always like "double-barreled" gags--ones where the punchlines build upon each other, instead of just leading to a single payoff--and "shock" humor, so this episode was a beauty for me. The stunning scene in which Jrrr (sic) opens his eyes and Leela realizes the horrible, horrible act she has been committing with such relish--then still proceeds to lick her fingers--made me stop the VCR until I had myself under control again. "Tofu Lion," "The Fishy Joe Jingle," and "I Think There Was Something Funny In That Hippie" were other fine highlights...plus that great scene where we find out we're not the only ones who don't know the main character's full names ("Phillip?!?&quot wink.

Urban Legend
« Reply #2 on: 04-25-2002 06:10 »

Its a GREAT episode  smile And I liked the lion who'd been living on tofu..that was sooooo funny..i was nearly crying watching that part  laff

Bending Unit
« Reply #3 on: 04-25-2002 09:16 »

The song was particually funny, as well as the interview.

(shut-up... shut-up... shutupshutupshutupshutup)

« Reply #4 on: 04-25-2002 11:25 »

This is my favourite episode, i loved it.
The only thing missing is a bit of Fry/Leela romance, but when the episode is this funny, it doesn't really matter.

"Dude, my hands are huge!"


DOOP Secretary
« Reply #5 on: 04-25-2002 11:47 »

It was the first time I've seen it as well, brilliant episode, it was cool to see H.G. Blob again too  smile

Bending Unit
« Reply #6 on: 04-25-2002 13:10 »

Although I don't like this episode as much as I used to (I think I've watched it too many times!) it's still in my Top Ten. A great idea for an episode, with some hilarious lines.
Otis P Jivefunk

DOOP Secretary
« Reply #7 on: 04-25-2002 13:40 »

Classic episode, Lrr is always great, but with Zapp as well it was amazing. Some really cool NNY scenes too, the song was hilarious, and it was full of great jokes with a cool plot smile
Zed 85

Space Pope
« Reply #8 on: 04-25-2002 14:29 »
« Last Edit on: 04-25-2002 14:29 »

Source of several really good Zapp quotes.

Lrr: Where is the real Leela!?!
Zapp: I'll never tell!
*Lrr points ray-gun at Zapp*
Lrr: WHERE!?!
Zapp: I'll go get her for you!


Space Pope
« Reply #9 on: 04-25-2002 14:54 »

It took me forever to get to see this episode, but when I finally did, it was great!

This post brought to you by Fishy Joe's. Ride the walrus.

Bending Unit
« Reply #10 on: 04-25-2002 21:02 »

This is one of my very faves as well.

Urban Legend
« Reply #11 on: 04-25-2002 21:08 »

The way Lrr calls Free Waterfall Jr. "Smelly Hippy" is too funny.  The bad drug trip from ingesting him is also great.

I also liked the fact that nobody could tell Leela and the Gorilla apart (how likely is that?) and Kif's hair dressing technique.

Urban Legend
« Reply #12 on: 04-25-2002 22:04 »

Glad you got to finaly see this episode.  I dare say it's my favorite episode.

Helpy McHelphelp
DOOP Secretary
« Reply #13 on: 04-25-2002 23:06 »

"The Problem With Popplers" is a very good episode. It used to rank in my top-10 (that was before I saw season 3 and 4).

It's one those shows that just makes you laugh 'til you puke the first time you watch it, and still holds up pretty nice on repeated viewing.

The pace is fast, the plot is pretty straightforward (or so you think until the twist with the Omicronians), the jokes are hillarious and the supporting characters are very strong.

I like Free Waterfall Jr. in this. He's excellent: "You can't own property, maaaan!", "I said: dooooo it!" and who can beat is argumenting tactic: "shut-up-shut-up-shut-up-shut-up-shut-up-shut-up-shut-up..."  laff

The Zapper and Kif are always a hit, the negotiation scene is pure genius. "Hey, these would be great with kwak-a-mole. Stop eating our young! And it's pronounced quacamolé!"

The highlight of the show however is when Lrr eats Free Waterfall Jr. That scene made me laugh so hard, I thought I would burst. "Dude, my hands are huuuuuge! They can touch anything, but themself. Oh, wait...."  laff

Other highlights include: The Roddenberry homage, Zoidy's penguin nest line, the tofu lion, the fingerlicking scene, "The Poppler Jingle", the second crashing of a billboard, pretty much anything involving Free Waterfall Jr. the Zapper or Lrr, finally hearing Leela's first name on the air, Fishy Joe.

Great quotes:

"Go consumate yourself!"
"Og, great! Captain Moron have a plan! Why don't you tell it to Winkus and Dinkus over here."
"They're tastier than an unguarded penguins nest."
"It's like sex, except I'm having it."
"We seem to be experiencing some technical difficulties....and crap like I've never seen before!"
"Turanga!? That's her name Phillip. Phillip!!?"
"You shouldn't eat anything that can feel pain. Ouch! Okay, we wont eat you then."

Okay, there's loads more, but I'll stop here.

Final verdict: 9/10.

Don't confuse not caring with not knowing!
Bending Unit
« Reply #14 on: 04-26-2002 08:33 »

Hippie: You shouldn't eat things that feel pain! (gets hit in the head with a brick) Ow!
Bender: Okay then, we won't eat you!
Leela: I'll go get some more bricks.

hehehehehaha i love that bit.

ride the walrus.

Urban Legend
« Reply #15 on: 04-26-2002 12:47 »

I love the deal that Bender and Fry cut with Fishey Joe so that instead of getting a dollar / dozen Popplers, now they'll be getting a dollar / dozen Popplers (great math skills on the boys, eh?).

Urban Legend
« Reply #16 on: 04-26-2002 13:51 »

I love the Popplers song! But the thing about C4 is that I dont think they are showing Anthology of Interest I (according to the TV guide)(and i love this ep and only seen it once), cos Mother's Day was the last one they were showing. I think they obviously put Futurama one cos of the school's easter holiday, but it is good to see episodes which were cancelled after sept 11. more Futurama please C4!!

Bending Unit
« Reply #17 on: 04-26-2002 13:57 »

Originally posted by FilthyCrab:

I also liked the fact that nobody could tell Leela and the Gorilla apart (how likely is that?) and Kif's hair dressing technique.
Kif:"Shhh! I'm creating!"

I love that bit when Lrr is putting salt on the Gorilla and the other Alien goes "do you want any human with your salt"  laff

"your son is a very sick boy. Just look at these X-rays! you see that dark spot there? Whiplash, and that smudge here that looks like my fingerprint? No. Thats trauma"

« Reply #18 on: 04-26-2002 16:17 »

I've just watched this again, and i've got some quotes:

Fry:" It looks like a ditch full of fried shrimp!"
Bender:" What are you blind!? It looks more like a whole full of fried Prawns!"

Fry:" Their like sex, except i'm having them!"

Fry/Bender:" Put a Poppler in your mouth when you come to Fishey Joes, what their made of is a mystery, where they come from no one knows! 
You can pick em, you can lick em, you can chew em, you can stick em, if you promis not to sue us you can shove one up your nose!"

Farnsworth:" Hey! Unless this is a nude love in, get the hell off my property!"

Bender:" Popplers can't talk, Leela must be hallucinating from not eating enough Popplers!"

Bender:" Yeah, maybe it just learned to talk as a parlar trick,like Fry"
Fry:" Like Fry, like Fry!"

Farnsworth:" Enough chit chat, restrain the specimin!"

Fry:" Turanga!?"
Amy:" Thats her name Phillip"
Bender:" Phillip!?"

Gerr:" Conka {?} head, mean old conka head!"
Fishy Joe:" Sir, i'm making a point here!"

Zapp:" Hmm, 198 billion babies in a few weeks, we'll need an army of super virile men scoring round the clock! I'll do my part, Kif, clear my schedule"
Kif:" Agh" {Shakes Etch-A-Sketch ^_^ }

Kif:" Please, i'm creating!"

Zapp:" You'd sacrifice a beautiful woman to save a moderatly attractive Monkey? You must have smoked some bad Granola!"

Lerr:" The one called Smelly Hippie is right!"

Lerr:" Where is the real female?"
Zapp:" I'll never tell!"
Lerr: {Points gun at Zapp} " Where is the real female!?"
Zapp:" I'll get her for you!"

Gerr:" There are many good reasons to eat, hunger, bordom, wanting to be the worlds fattest man!"

Lerr:" Agh, i think there was something funny in that Hippie!"

Lerr:" Dude, my hands are huge! They can touch anything but them selves, oh wait..."

DOOP Secretary
« Reply #19 on: 04-26-2002 21:01 »

Originally posted by Heliotrope:
Gerr:" Conka {?} head, mean old conka head!"

Caca.  Spanish for "poop."

I have a thousand years of power.
"NOOOOO HE WAS MY BROTHER!" and then got tired and slept.

"He has the special talent, though, of being able to help people and make them feel utterly stupid all at the same time. ... In short, he's a great moderator, but a terrible human being."

Delivery Boy
« Reply #20 on: 04-27-2002 02:31 »

Ive been wondering what that ment. thanks.
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