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Mongo

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« Reply #240 on: 07-09-2011 19:22 »

Since I've never seen "Yo Gabba Gabba", I cannot comment on that aspect of "Yo Leela Leela".  I will say that the information I have seen about the episode is not promising (in my opinion).  These two episodes, "Silence of the Clamps" and "Yo Leela Leela", will probably be the least entertaining pair of consecutive episodes in this season, possibly similar to the "In-A-Gadda-Da-Leela" / "Attack of the Killer App" pair for general suckitude.
spira

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« Reply #241 on: 07-09-2011 20:13 »

I am a bit thankful that I'll be removed from television and internet when Silence of the Clamps and Yo Leela Leela air, so, if they do exhibit general suckitude I won't have to hear about it until the complaints have died down a bit. I think Clamps definitely has the potential to be good.
lilkitten29

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« Reply #242 on: 07-09-2011 20:33 »

Yo Gabba Gabba is a terrible show. I feel sorry for kids these days.
Gorky

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« Reply #243 on: 07-09-2011 20:47 »

I'm excited for "Yo Leela Leela"...but, then again, I'm one of those suckers who likes "A Leela of Her Own," to which most people are preemptively comparing YLL.
Dorsal Axe

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« Reply #244 on: 07-09-2011 21:06 »

I'm personally quite worried that YLL may end on a similar note to ALOHO.  I'm also worried "big shot" Leela may be turned into a grossly unlikeable character in that episode. I hope I'm wrong on both counts.
FistfulOAwesome

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« Reply #245 on: 07-09-2011 21:13 »

I'm just looking forward to some entertainment-industry insulting humor in Yo Leela Leela. I've always felt the writers were spot-on with the jokes about entertainment in That's Lobstertainment and Bender Should Not Be Allowed On Television, so I'm hoping they can take the piss out of that again.
Aki

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« Reply #246 on: 07-10-2011 18:48 »

Both episodes have good potential humor wise, but they can also seem really odd and un-Futuramaish, especially YLL. I'm still looking forward to them though, Futurama seldom go as wrong as I think it will.
Gorky

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« Reply #247 on: 07-11-2011 03:19 »

I'm personally quite worried that YLL may end on a similar note to ALOHO.  I'm also worried "big shot" Leela may be turned into a grossly unlikeable character in that episode. I hope I'm wrong on both counts.

Even if Leela is unlikeable in YLL, I feel like it will be in service of the story. Whenever a character displays particularly egregious behavior, it is addressed in the episode, and resolved by the character in question eventually seeing the error of his or her ways. Farnsworth apologizes at the end of Wild Green Yonder for taking bribes and putting money ahead of science; Fry learns his lesson at the end of "Futurestock"; Leela acknowledges (and is driven to madness by) her role in Fry's death in "The Sting"; and even Bender feels bad about almost killing Fry in "Ghost in the Machines." If Leela is a total jackass in YLL, I at least have faith that it will be for some greater purpose in the context of the episode.
DotheBartman

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« Reply #248 on: 07-11-2011 04:53 »
« Last Edit on: 07-11-2011 04:54 »

The weaker or just more forgettable episodes tend to be ones with more...."down to earth" story lines, provided they don't also have a really strong emotional story to work with like Jurassic Bark or Fryrish, anyway. Although with that said, there are certainly exceptions to that (loves me some Futurestock and Bender Should Not Be Allowed on TV).

I don't have particularly low expectations for Yo Leela Leela or anything, but it does strike me as one of those plots where the episode itself would have been somewhat forgettable in past seasons. But as with any Futurama episode, I'm still going into expecting to enjoy it, and will be very surprised if I don't. True duds are pretty rare for Futurama, at least IMO.

Silence of the Clamps looks rad, though. I love the Robot Mafia, and just the idea of making a Clamps-centric episode (and it's not like he'll be the only one carrying it, it seems like more of a Bender show to begin with anyway) is so funny that I can't help but be stoked.
spira

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« Reply #249 on: 07-13-2011 00:16 »

Even if Leela is unlikeable in YLL [...]

I definitely read that as "unkillable" and spent the better part of a minute trying to figure out what you meant ("what, you think she should die in YLL?" Heh).

Excellent, DannyJC13! Also, finally. They sure do make you all wait a while.
Gorky

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« Reply #250 on: 07-13-2011 00:21 »

Unkillable? No character is unkillable. Hell, even Killbots are killable!
SonicPanther

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« Reply #251 on: 07-13-2011 01:52 »

If she's unlikable enough in that episode, her being unkillable could also be frustrating. I doubt she'll be quite that unlikable, though.
Spacedal11

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« Reply #252 on: 07-14-2011 04:43 »

How is it that we can even talk about YLL in this way if the episode hasn't aired. I mean is there a clip or something depicting Leela being a jerk that has sparked this conversation?
Gorky

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« Reply #253 on: 07-14-2011 13:37 »

How is it that we can even talk about YLL in this way if the episode hasn't aired. I mean is there a clip or something depicting Leela being a jerk that has sparked this conversation?

Nope, just idle speculation. It's what we all do best. wink
i_c_weiner

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« Reply #254 on: 07-14-2011 14:03 »

I was going to say, "Then shouldn't that go in the other thread?" but then I remembered that the other thread's for speculation, not idle speculation.
leiapadme77

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« Reply #255 on: 07-16-2011 07:23 »

Yeah, it's pretty sad that people are already upset about an episode that hasn't aired yet!
I'm looking forward to Yo Leela Leela. I just hope she's really in character and they don't go all crazy with her.......
Gorky

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« Reply #256 on: 07-16-2011 12:30 »

Comedy Central did put a clip of "Yo Leela Leela" up, leia (it's linked in the news thread), and I thought it was pretty solid. I've been excited for this episode from the start (we haven't had a good Leela-centric episode in a while), and that clip just confirmed my suspicion that YLL won't be as bad as everyone is expecting it to be.
DannyJC13

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« Reply #257 on: 07-16-2011 13:12 »

I too think this ep looks interesting, the pic of Bender in bling is particularly awesome. big grin
SpaceGoldfish fromWazn

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« Reply #258 on: 07-16-2011 21:03 »
« Last Edit on: 07-16-2011 21:05 by SpaceGoldfishfromWazn »

Ugh.  Yo Gabba Gabba.  My baby cousins are obsessed with that show, and the songs make me want to bash my skull against a drainpipe until my brain comes out of my ears.    I really hope they rip the **** out of this series, from the one eyed red phallus alien to the pink Barbamamma rip off.

Also.  So what do you think of what you have seen of this episode so far?  I was rather disappointed by the anime segment's artstyle, as it doesn't really look like anime, more like the pseudo-half-assed "anime" style you see on cereal boxes and pencil cases marketed towards 12 year olds.   Still, I quite like how they've turned Amy into a dead ringer for a Sailor Moon character.

The Fleischer style looks great (the Steamboat Leela segment of Beast with a Billion Backs was one of my favorite moments in the movies), so this is the segment I'm the most excited about.   I want a plushie of Sweet Pea Nibbler!

What do you lot think?  

Also, it seems like we don't have an Amy episode this broadcast season.  I guess she lucked out with having Darn Katz and Proposition Infinity.   
Gorky

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« Reply #259 on: 07-16-2011 21:18 »

I think "Reincarnation" can go either way, honestly. I'm hoping it's a classier affair than the Holiday Spectacular, but who knows? I'm not all that excited for it, but since they're supposed to be showing the anime clip in its entirety (or thereabouts) at Comic Con, I guess we'll have more to comment on then.

On that note, are any PEELers attending Comic Con? I know some have in the past, but they weren't really regular posters.

Also: Welcome to PEEL, SpaceGoldfishfromWazn. You have a really long user name I hope you like it here. smile
SonicPanther

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« Reply #260 on: 07-16-2011 21:22 »

I was rather disappointed by the anime segment's artstyle, as it doesn't really look like anime, more like the pseudo-half-assed "anime" style you see on cereal boxes and pencil cases marketed towards 12 year olds. 

This bothered me too, but I expected it. I wish cartoons that had anime parodies would put more effort into understanding the art style. I  also would have thought it was mainstream enough now for the stock parodies to extend past giant robots, bad out of sync acting, and Sailor Moon. It'll probably still be funny, though. And I like that they have eye colors!
SpaceGoldfish fromWazn

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« Reply #261 on: 07-16-2011 22:25 »
« Last Edit on: 07-16-2011 22:48 by SpaceGoldfishfromWazn »

I was rather disappointed by the anime segment's artstyle, as it doesn't really look like anime, more like the pseudo-half-assed "anime" style you see on cereal boxes and pencil cases marketed towards 12 year olds.  

This bothered me too, but I expected it. I wish cartoons that had anime parodies would put more effort into understanding the art style. I  also would have thought it was mainstream enough now for the stock parodies to extend past giant robots, bad out of sync acting, and Sailor Moon. It'll probably still be funny, though. And I like that they have eye colors!

Well I love Sailor Moon, so I will be happy to have my favorite character wear an outfit that references the series.  smile  I do hate the art style, if I wanted to see that, I'd go on Deviantart.   True about the eye colors!  I never thought about what they would be.

I wonder if Fry has irish ancestry?  (Green eyes and red hair)

And thankyou Gorky, I am enjoying it so far.  This place makes Nutley look like crap.

Imy

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« Reply #262 on: 07-18-2011 11:08 »

If I'm not mistaken... were they referencing "Never Let Me Go" when they mentioned the organ harvesting? Because being a fan of the novel and the film that made me giggle until I wept... which is... kind of disturbing when I think about it.
FistfulOAwesome

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« Reply #263 on: 07-18-2011 16:57 »

I was rather disappointed by the anime segment's artstyle, as it doesn't really look like anime, more like the pseudo-half-assed "anime" style you see on cereal boxes and pencil cases marketed towards 12 year olds. 

This bothered me too, but I expected it. I wish cartoons that had anime parodies would put more effort into understanding the art style. I  also would have thought it was mainstream enough now for the stock parodies to extend past giant robots, bad out of sync acting, and Sailor Moon. It'll probably still be funny, though. And I like that they have eye colors!

What really sucks about that is that Nina Matsumoto, an artist who drew a much better rendition of the Futurama characters in an anime style (here), works for Bongo Comics. Matt Groening or Eric Rogers might see her every few days yet she wasn't consulted for the art style, despite being hired because of her anime Simpsons piece (here).
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #264 on: 07-18-2011 17:28 »

I prefer the show's style.


And I actually like it. I don't care if battle robots or Sailor Moon styles are cliche, I can't think of a better way to adapt Bender and Amy into anime characters, respectively.
winna

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« Reply #265 on: 07-18-2011 17:41 »

That's a really interesting point, Fistful.  I've seen both of those pictures before, but I appreciate you linking to her deviantart page, because there's a lot of other fantastic stuff in her gallery. smile
FistfulOAwesome

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« Reply #266 on: 07-18-2011 18:14 »

Actually, I might be wrong about Nina not being consulted. If this Deviant Art news piece she linked to in her Simpsons Anime post is correct, she apparently was contacted about working on Futurama.
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #267 on: 07-18-2011 18:30 »

That would explain why both anime versions of Leela are almost identical.
SpaceGoldfish fromWazn

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« Reply #268 on: 07-19-2011 02:10 »
« Last Edit on: 07-19-2011 02:17 by SpaceGoldfishfromWazn »

I would like there to be a decent Mom episode for this season.  Seeing Mom infect a million people on Earth... just to get them to buy her new product that they were going to buy anyway (and only represent a tiny fraction of her customers on Earth) felt pretty feeble for one of her evil schemes.   
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #269 on: 07-19-2011 20:34 »

I really didn't care much for the new Yo Leela Leela clip. I speculate that it'll be the worst episode of 6B because nothing about it is doing anything for me. We shall soon see...
SpaceGoldfish fromWazn

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« Reply #270 on: 07-20-2011 16:04 »

Yo Gabba Gabba is a terrible show. I feel sorry for kids these days.

Likewise.   Everytime I have to babysit, part of my soul dies.  I hope one day Nick Jr will be made to answer for its numerous crimes against humanity. 

That being said, I love Pocoyo.  It helps that Stephen Fry narrates it. 

And where did you see the clip Otis?  I can never find the clips, or if I do find them, I can't watch them in the UK.
Gorky

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« Reply #271 on: 07-20-2011 16:13 »

Here's the clip for "Yo Leela Leela" on YouTube (courtesy of Rush over in the news thread). I've watched it a few times now, and I still think it's pretty funny; I have higher-than-usual hopes for this episode, but I guess I'll just have to wait and see.
SpaceGoldfish fromWazn

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« Reply #272 on: 07-20-2011 18:56 »
« Last Edit on: 07-20-2011 20:17 by SpaceGoldfishfromWazn »

Didn't really do anything for me, but it was an incredibly short and out of context clip.  : ) Any show that rips the mind numbingly obnoxious Yo Gabba Gabba makes me smile.

Also two characters I would like to see more of are... Dave Spiegel, and his owner, Fluffers.  They are surprisingly memorable for characters that have only shown up twice, and have never spoken (Dave Spiegel should just meow though).   I would like them to be upgraded to appear more and speak from time to time.  I also think Fluffers should have a grandmother, whose a crazy old human lady, (all of her pet humans look like crazy cat ladies).  Maybe she could be in Hattie's book club, or something?  
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #273 on: 07-29-2011 00:26 »

I really didn't care much for the new Yo Leela Leela clip. I speculate that it'll be the worst episode of 6B because nothing about it is doing anything for me. We shall soon see...

Damn, I was right. I hope that All The Presidents Heads will be good. I'm confident it will be, but my main concern is it could end up getting a bit silly. I'm also concerned it might break continuity again in some way, but hopefully not...
homerjaysimpson

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« Reply #274 on: 07-29-2011 03:59 »

It looks like an episode that could be really good or really bad. I guess I'll find out in an hour.  I didn't think "Yo Leela Leela" is as bad as everyone said it was. I think the first 2 episodes and the Clamps ep were worse.
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #275 on: 07-29-2011 04:18 »

I certainly think that "The Silence of the Clamps" was much worse, although I preferred "Neutopia" and "Benderama".
jfroneb1

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« Reply #276 on: 07-29-2011 06:39 »

I'm looking forward to Fry Am the Egg man, just because we don't know much about it. Is that right or have I missed some news? Also getting to know Zoidberg some more will be nice, I find him hilarious. This season so far has been pretty good. My fav was ghost in the machines, felt like old futurama smile
DannyJC13

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« Reply #277 on: 07-29-2011 12:34 »

I'm looking forward to Fry Am the Egg man, just because we don't know much about it. Is that right or have I missed some news?

There is a plot sypnosis, a clip from the ep, concept art of Fry's pet 'Mr. Peppy' and a chunk of storyboard all up on the web. wink

http://theinfosphere.org/Fry_am_the_Egg_Man
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #278 on: 07-30-2011 03:24 »

I'm looking forward to Cold Warriors, since there isn't much info on it yet smile
lilkitten29

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« Reply #279 on: 07-30-2011 07:26 »

I am looking forward to the rest of the episodes =D Especially Cold Warriors, Fry Am the Egg man, and Overclockwise!
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