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lilkitten29

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« Reply #160 on: 04-15-2011 00:53 »

Ew...Bender's Game.

Anyways, I'm so glad that the iTunes Canada store finally has the new season!!
I watched The Prisoner of Benda on my iPhone today (haven't seen that episode since the summer lol)..it put a big smile on my face.
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« Reply #161 on: 04-15-2011 09:43 »

I have a couple of friends that I mailed the new episodes to for X-mas last year.  One is a person on this board as a gift, another is a friend whose son is fighting over in the sand box.

In 2007, April Foster, CRNA was in the sandbox.  On X-mas Eve, mailcall was eventful for her:  She received a portable DVD player with an 8 inch screen, DVD box set of Futurama Season One, Bender'sBig Score, Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer and Jack Daniels in a large Listerine bottle.  X-mas day, all the people in her medical compound were watching Rudolph and Futurama.  She told me that those DVDs and that little portable player made X-mas bearable for everybody.  She's back home now, working for the VA in Denver.  Since she told me how much the little things means to people half the world away, every X-mas I send a "care package" simular to the one I sent her to other members of the military that I know.  PFC Corey Chauvot was the latest person to get a care package, except his didn't include the JD since he doesn't drink.  Word got back via his father last week that Corey enjoys his DVD player and the Futurama episodes.

So for the people who may be friends with somebody in another country or the military and can't get the new episodes, try to scrounge up the loose change and try to send your friend the latest DVDs.  One friend I sent them via Amazon.  Low price, they deal with the shipping - the easiest way to go.  For friends in the military, that can be more difficult but it is doable.  Believe me, if you have a friend in the military and they're deployed somewhere in the world, a small gift can mean more to them than you'll ever realize.
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« Reply #162 on: 04-15-2011 09:59 »


There y'go. It's all down to whether or not MG was paying attention on a given day as to whether or not a Futurama episode sucks. tongue

Which means he must pay attention on most days, to be fair.

But not on the day he was coming up with "In-A-Gadda-Da-Leela".

Apparantly not, or Bender's Game, or Futurama Holiday ep...

or for the goat and boil jokes in 'aotka'.
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« Reply #163 on: 04-15-2011 17:08 »

Anyways, I'm so glad that the iTunes Canada store finally has the new season!!
I watched The Prisoner of Benda on my iPhone today (haven't seen that episode since the summer lol)..it put a big smile on my face.

[yancy] Lucky... [/yancy]
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #164 on: 04-24-2011 13:03 »


There y'go. It's all down to whether or not MG was paying attention on a given day as to whether or not a Futurama episode sucks. tongue

Which means he must pay attention on most days, to be fair.

But not on the day he was coming up with "In-A-Gadda-Da-Leela".

Apparantly not, or Bender's Game, or Futurama Holiday ep...

or for the goat and boil jokes in 'aotka'.

True. I was watching ReBirth yesterday, and you know what joke really pissed me off? The one where Leela gets that gash in her arm and sees she's a robot and goes around screaming everywhere for ages. There's a family Guy joke just like where Joe doesn't manage to catch the robber because of his wheelchair, and then he goes to The Drunken Clam and cries about it for like a minute in the most annoying way possible. Leela's constant screaming was basically the same annoying, pathetic, ridiculous, unfunny "joke". It has no place in Futurama, and he clearly wasn't paying attention there either, he must have got a coffee or something when that was being pitched...

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« Reply #165 on: 04-24-2011 17:38 »

The same joke was basically done in The Simpsons a few times too, so I doubt it's anything of Matt's concern.

One example being I believe in $pringfield when Mr. Burns laughs for a good long while at a crippled Irishman.
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« Reply #166 on: 04-24-2011 17:45 »

Oh yeah, I remember that Mr Burns laughing joke, that was hilarious. I guess these kinds of jokes can work, but he wasn't annoying like Joe and Leela were...
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« Reply #167 on: 04-24-2011 19:31 »


And I enjoyed the long Leela scream, at least the first time I watched it.  Different strokes and all that, but geeks and nerds all!

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« Reply #168 on: 04-25-2011 02:18 »

I found the Leela scream to be more of a Simpsons joke (like Mr Burns laughing about the crippled Irishman) than a Family Guy joke (Joe crying for ages as everyone sneaks off). It would have been more like a Family Guy joke if Leela had been standing there the whole time screaming, rather than it cutting between scenes, implying that she'd been screaming for a whole day/night.

I also think that if that joke had been done on Family Guy it would have gone on for much longer.
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« Reply #169 on: 04-25-2011 03:19 »

Yeah, I liked that the scream itself is only about 10 seconds, but it's implied that it went on for a whole day. If it was a family guy joke, it would be a character screaming in one scene for 5 minutes straight.
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« Reply #170 on: 04-25-2011 18:24 »

Pilin' on the the "Robo-Leela screaming" love. It's tested and still works.

Oh yeah, I remember that Mr Burns laughing joke, that was hilarious. I guess these kinds of jokes can work, but he wasn't annoying like Joe and Leela were...

Sounds to me that your problem wasn't really the joke, but the delivery.
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« Reply #171 on: 04-25-2011 18:33 »

It does make more sense in Futurama's context, since as a robot, Robo-Leela would actually be capable of screaming for that long.
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« Reply #172 on: 05-30-2011 01:27 »



There y'go. It's all down to whether or not MG was paying attention on a given day as to whether or not a Futurama episode sucks. tongue

Which means he must pay attention on most days, to be fair.

But not on the day he was coming up with "In-A-Gadda-Da-Leela".

Apparantly not, or Bender's Game, or Futurama Holiday ep...

Still don't get the Bender's Game hate, seeing them do a fantasy story was refreshing.
Futurama Holiday ep wasn't terrible either. It wasn't great by any means, but it was much better than In-A-Gadda-Da-Leela and Attack of the Killer App. People's opinions are Nutso good.
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« Reply #173 on: 05-30-2011 02:04 »



There y'go. It's all down to whether or not MG was paying attention on a given day as to whether or not a Futurama episode sucks. tongue

Which means he must pay attention on most days, to be fair.

But not on the day he was coming up with "In-A-Gadda-Da-Leela".

Apparantly not, or Bender's Game, or Futurama Holiday ep...

Still don't get the Bender's Game hate, seeing them do a fantasy story was refreshing.
Futurama Holiday ep wasn't terrible either. It wasn't great by any means, but it was much better than In-A-Gadda-Da-Leela and Attack of the Killer App. People's opinions are Nutso good.

You're a person, that be you...

PS, doing fantasy is fine, it was just shit though...
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« Reply #174 on: 05-30-2011 11:06 »

Hm, I enjoyed Bender's Game too... hmpf
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« Reply #175 on: 05-31-2011 01:29 »

im with you danny anyone who is a big rpg loved that game. dungeons or munchkins lol im a big gamer too
jeepdavetj

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« Reply #176 on: 05-31-2011 01:51 »

Benders Game came off a lil preachy to me. But, I'm a trucker soooo..............I use my fair share of Dark Matter dammit.
lemily33

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« Reply #177 on: 05-31-2011 03:18 »

Preachy? How so?
Aki

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« Reply #178 on: 06-08-2011 22:11 »

I didn't find BG at all preachy, especially in comparison to the other environmental episodes. Sure, there was a laid-in message for a 21st century audience, but I didn't think much of it on first view, and even afterwards it was easy to ignore.
jeepdavetj

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« Reply #179 on: 06-11-2011 01:06 »

Oh yeah, it didn't detract from me enjoying the movie, but fuel is fuel, we will use it no matter what. Just my take, that's all.
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« Reply #180 on: 06-11-2011 05:13 »

I also don't think Bender's Game was preachy...If I was going to label one of the movies as "preachy," I would have chosen Into the Wild Green Yonder. Just saying.
 
jeepdavetj

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« Reply #181 on: 06-11-2011 05:15 »

Oddly enough, I didn't find ITWGY preachy laff
Aki

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« Reply #182 on: 06-11-2011 14:04 »

How is ITWGY preachy? I can't see it at all.
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« Reply #183 on: 06-11-2011 15:12 »

I've never seen Futurama as "preachy". Sure maybe the more environmentally charged episodes, but it's mostly about good clean 31st century fun.
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« Reply #184 on: 06-11-2011 20:48 »

I didn't think it was preachy, but I thought someone would have targeted ITWGY before Bender's Game, because of the environmental message in the story line. I loved 'em all, anyway.

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« Reply #185 on: 10-22-2013 03:28 »

I didn't watch season 6's original run on Comedy Central (for some reason, I stopped following Futurama after the second movie), but have been catching up by watching the DVDs. [Sorry about digging up an old thread, but I thought that was better than starting a new one.]

While it was an uneven season compared to the Fox run, it does have some good episodes. I found some of the lows to be pretty low by Futurama standards [Attack of the Killer App: I watched it, I can't unwatch it.], but it wasn't a bad season overall.

I won't rate every episode, but my favorites would be:

1. The Prisoner of Benda - Great comic episode, maybe even of my top ten.
2. Reincarnation - Loved the different animation styles, the comet story arc, and the dialogue.
3. The Late Philip J. Fry - Very good episode, but not quite as enjoyable as the first two.
4. Lethal Inspection - I liked the storyline for this one, particularly the Bender/Hermes relationship.
5. Möbius Dick - I found the sci-fi elements in this one intriguing; maybe one of the better plots of that kind the show has produced.
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« Reply #186 on: 10-22-2013 03:32 »

My top 5 would be exactly the same as yours, Giladcs. Though I'd have a hard time choosing between Möbius Dick and Law & Oracle for my #5. smile
giladcs

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« Reply #187 on: 10-22-2013 04:16 »

It was close between those two, but I liked the space whale just a little more.
Fnord
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« Reply #188 on: 10-22-2013 08:25 »

It was close between those two, but I liked the space whale just a little more.

Hyperspace whale.
Monster_Robot_Maniac

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« Reply #189 on: 10-30-2013 21:56 »

My top five would also be pretty much the same as Giladcs' list, except I'd replace Mobius Dick with Law and Oracle. I think the overall pacing of Oracle was better than the pacing in Mobius, although both were amazing episodes.
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« Reply #190 on: 10-31-2013 04:16 »

Möbius Dick was the more ambitious of the two, though Oracle's execution was slightly better. It's an incredibly tough call.
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