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Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #280 on: 07-30-2011 14:01 »

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...

Well, now that Iíve seen it in my opinion it was alright, but certainly not great because just as Iíd speculated, it did get a bit silly, and the method of time travel broke continuity just as Iíd feared. Iím getting annoyed that my gut instincts are playing true...

Next weeks episode is the first one in a long time that genuinely excited me from what we know. I mean a four-dimensional space whale? This is exactly the kind of thing Futurama should be doing, and from there on out each week looks to have a great premise. The bad patch is hopefully over now...
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« Reply #281 on: 07-30-2011 14:24 »

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

Same here. There is not one episode remaining this season that sounds like it will be a dud of epic proportions. (I'm not particularly excited about "Reincarnation" or "The Tip of the Zoidberg," but neither episode fills me with dread, so I suppose that's still a good thing.)
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« Reply #282 on: 07-30-2011 14:31 »

My excitement for 'The Tip of the Zoidberg' has gone up an awful lot lately, not sure why. It's now my 3rd most anticipated episode after 'Overclockwise' and 'Reincarnation'. I too, am looking forwards to the back-end of this season more than most of what we've had so far.
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« Reply #283 on: 07-30-2011 14:39 »

I guess "The Tip of the Zoidberg" could be interesting, but I think the writers have had mixed success this season with all the unusual character pairings (Hermes and Bender worked well in "Lethal Inspection," and I could buy Amy and Nibbler in "That Darn Katz!"; Cubert and Zoidberg were just kind of dumb in "A Clockwork Origin"), and it seems like that's the direction this episode could take. That said, the Farnsworth/Zoidberg relationship is one that hasn't been explored much, and it's a fairly organic pairing to choose to explore, so it could wind up being a pretty interesting episode. Plus, most Zoidberg-centric episodes from the original run were pretty well-executed, so hopefully this episode will follow that trend.

But yeah, the episodes I'm most excited about are probably "Cold Warriors" and "Overclockwise." Those seem like sure things to me, though I could of course be very, very wrong.
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« Reply #284 on: 07-30-2011 15:06 »

The Tip of the Zoidberg could be brilliant. I love Dr Zoidberg and the Professor, and together I think they'll work really well. I'm also interested in learning more of their history and back-story. On one hand it could really flesh out their characters relationship while filling in some much needed history enriching the Futurama universe. On the other hand it could also bring some unneeded baggage to the table which could detract from their characters and potentially cause more continuity problems...

As long as it's the former, and as long as they keep the humour throughout (which they should do as itís Dr Zoidberg, and the Professor is always funny too) then it should be a cracker. It could possibly one of the most important and memorable Futurama eps, just as long as they donít mess with their characters and ruin them. I should think theyíd have more sense than to do that...
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« Reply #285 on: 07-30-2011 17:32 »

I fear that "The Tip of the Zoidberg" will show us flashbacks and will learn secrets that won't be used on episodes anymore.
It sees like, when something new appears in a episode, it is never referenced in the series.
That's why I find Lethal Inspection so useless. The Hermes/Bender relationship will probably never referenced again and the ending was just made for that episode, not for the series continuity.
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« Reply #286 on: 07-30-2011 19:39 »

The Hermes/Bender past helped develop Hermes as a character by showing his parental side. It'll most likely never come up again because Hermes has chosen to keep it a secret and nobody knows about it but him.

The Tip of the Zoidberg on the other hand will explain how two characters came to meet, etc. There's no reason for it to not come up again. Plus anyway, who cares if it doesn't come up again? There's no need for constant callbacks every episode. Whilst I loved the two in All the Presidents' Heads, I wasn't a fan of the Robot Devil callbacks in Ghost in the Machines -it felt like overkill.

As for the unusual pairings, I've loved all of them. I found Zoidberg and Cubert to be hilarious. That's one reason I'm looking forwards to Tip of the Zoidberg.
Another is that I feel like Zoidberg is due for a good episode that focuses on him. He doesn't really have one yet. It's not like his character couldn't carry an episode, it's just that he's been unlucky with the storylines he's been given. Plus, he'll have the Professor's help to carry things along here.
I like how David X. Cohen's been talking about the episode in interviews. He's been playing up this one (along with Cold Warriors) as flashback episodes with a lot of emotion and heart to them, so I'm hoping that Tip has some sort of surprise emotional blow to it, like the ending of Lethal Inspection.


Anyway, I'm looking forwards to it an awful lot, but then I'm looking forwards to every episode that's left an awful lot.
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« Reply #287 on: 07-30-2011 21:57 »

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...

Well, now that Iíve seen it in my opinion it was alright, but certainly not great because just as Iíd speculated, it did get a bit silly, and the method of time travel broke continuity just as Iíd feared. Iím getting annoyed that my gut instincts are playing true...

Next weeks episode is the first one in a long time that genuinely excited me from what we know. I mean a four-dimensional space whale? This is exactly the kind of thing Futurama should be doing, and from there on out each week looks to have a great premise. The bad patch is hopefully over now...

shut your typer, dear sir! insulting an american history episode and such. what are you, a commie?!
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« Reply #288 on: 07-31-2011 00:00 »
« Last Edit on: 07-31-2011 02:37 by futurefreak »

To actually stay on topic, and to actually try and keep this thread from going off the rails despite flesheatingbullís best efforts to flush it down the crapper. Out of the episodes left in 6B the one Iím second most looking forward to is Cold Warriors. If itís anything like as good as Issue #11 of the Futurama Comics then itíll be awesome (that is probably my favourite Comic out of all the Futurama Comics that Iíve read)...
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« Reply #289 on: 08-01-2011 03:20 »

I always look forward to a new Futurama, but none of the storylines really appeal to me that much... not that they're saying they're not great, just there aren't any I'm looking forward to in particular.   I'm also a bit disappointed there isn't another Amy episode this season, but she did get two in the first half in this season, which is a lot for a character whose not Fry/Bender/Leela.
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« Reply #290 on: 08-01-2011 11:23 »

Amy may become a little more important in next week's ep 'Mobius Dick', as seen in the preview clip. smile
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« Reply #291 on: 08-01-2011 11:42 »

I haven't seen it for ages, but I remember her saying something about a giraffe.  laff
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« Reply #292 on: 08-01-2011 11:53 »

Leela: Alright. Which of you space dogs has the guts and know-how to harpoon that whale?
 
Amy: I spent a semester in Africa harpooning giraffes. And giraffes are basically just land space whales.
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« Reply #293 on: 08-01-2011 18:17 »

I always look forward to a new Futurama, but none of the storylines really appeal to me that much... not that they're saying they're not great, just there aren't any I'm looking forward to in particular.   I'm also a bit disappointed there isn't another Amy episode this season, but she did get two in the first half in this season, which is a lot for a character whose not Fry/Bender/Leela.

Odd, I think all the eps left are the ones which appeal to me the most. Perhaps the concepts appeal more to the male demographic...
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« Reply #294 on: 08-02-2011 04:03 »

*Checks pants*

Nah, I'm still a girl, and I'm still way more excited for the second half of this season than I was for the first. I think you need a new theory, Otis. wink
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« Reply #295 on: 08-02-2011 07:05 »

I always look forward to a new Futurama, but none of the storylines really appeal to me that much... not that they're saying they're not great, just there aren't any I'm looking forward to in particular.   I'm also a bit disappointed there isn't another Amy episode this season, but she did get two in the first half in this season, which is a lot for a character whose not Fry/Bender/Leela.

Odd, I think all the eps left are the ones which appeal to me the most. Perhaps the concepts appeal more to the male demographic...

I'm probably the only one who was genuinely excited about the Yo Leela Leela episode, but thats because I babysit a lot/have to see a lot of atrocious children's shows/want to write for children myself.  I remember being surprised to find out that people were not keen on the plot idea at all. "Writing for children? Why would that be boring?" I wondered.
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« Reply #296 on: 08-02-2011 10:54 »

Eric Rogers said the Season 6B DVD will be out on Dec 20th for you Americans, but he also put that that date is unconfirmed.
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« Reply #297 on: 08-02-2011 19:29 »

*Checks pants*

Nah, I'm still a girl, and I'm still way more excited for the second half of this season than I was for the first. I think you need a new theory, Otis. wink

Can you be trusted though? tongue wink...

I'm getting quite excited about the whole Space Whale concept, it's so up my street and it's totally Sci-Fi! This ep better not disappoint, or there will be trouble! Also, the Yo Leela Leela plot couldn't be any less appealing to me...
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« Reply #298 on: 08-03-2011 00:59 »
« Last Edit on: 08-04-2011 19:03 by SpaceGoldfishfromWazn »

A Moby Dick parody with a gigantic angler fish fourth dimensional space whale?  Can't wait.  My show snack sensors are at Pizza Alert 12.  

Also, I'm hoping we will get to see an episode that shows more of Morbo (not too much however, as I think he and Linda are hilarious, but maybe not if they are made to carry a whole episode on their own.)  But I would like to see a glimpse of their homelives, the beligerant and numerous offspring, what Morbo and Fawn's marriage is like (she hasn't spoken yet, and I'm wondering if it would what would be funnier, if she was as murderous as her husband and constantly threatened to kill him, or if that would be too much like Lrr/Ndnd's relationship, and despite her monsterous appearance, she's actually quite sweet and mild mannered), and what always chirpy Linda is like offcamera (I am guessing she's an abusive or neglectful mother).

Plus I think the relationship between Morbo and Linda could make for a pretty interesting episode.  If that deleted scene was meant to go anywhere, it could say that they have a similar platonic relationship to Fry/Bender: in that while Morbo wants nothing more then humanity's extinction, Linda is his "except one".    I think an epiosde where Morbo and Linda have an affair (working around her being absolutely terrified of his torso) and incurring the wrath of Fawn could make an interesting episode, if its not too similar to a Lrr/Ndnd one.   
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« Reply #299 on: 08-05-2011 00:17 »

Okay so this Space Whale, how will it work exactly? I read this (well looked at all the pictures, ha) and I kind of get it-ish:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Four-dimensional_space
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« Reply #300 on: 08-05-2011 00:20 »

Presumably it only stops to help when there are children crying.
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« Reply #301 on: 08-05-2011 07:19 »

& "That's what you want, That's what you get on level 5."
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« Reply #302 on: 08-06-2011 12:01 »

Next weeks episode is the first one in a long time that genuinely excited me from what we know. I mean a four-dimensional space whale? This is exactly the kind of thing Futurama should be doing, and from there on out each week looks to have a great premise. The bad patch is hopefully over now...

Going according to plan so far, what an awesome ep! Now next weeks ep is a Fry based episode, so apart from the interesting premise, Fry eps are often some of the best, so again I have high hopes!...
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« Reply #303 on: 08-06-2011 19:16 »

I'm hoping for a strong laugh-driven episode next week, although it's the episode of the 5 we have left that I'm least interested in.
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« Reply #304 on: 08-06-2011 19:19 »

I quite like the idea of Fry am the Egg Man, but I would say that because I find Fry's innocent kindness extremely adorable. 

(It's also one of the things he has in common with Leela, in that he will show nothing bout except their caring natures towards something hidious thats trying to kill them.  While I loved crazy violent Leela, it does feel weird that a woman who tries to save eyeball nomming muckleeches but will go out of her way to kill a space whale)
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« Reply #305 on: 08-07-2011 13:49 »
« Last Edit on: 08-07-2011 13:54 »

One thing I hope doesn't happen in Fry am the Egg Man is Bender getting jealous. Seen that already in Jurassic Bark, we don't need Bender getting that way again. I hope it doesn't go there and plays it for laughs instead...
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« Reply #306 on: 08-07-2011 16:20 »

One thing I hope doesn't happen in Fry am the Egg Man is Bender getting jealous. Seen that already in Jurassic Bark

Not to mention "The Beast With a Billion Backs." And there have already been three episodes this season that really play up the Fry/Bender friendship ("Ghost in the Machines," "Law and Oracle," and "The Silence of the Clamps"), so if "Fry Am the Eggman"--an episode that I'm really excited for--once again relies on that storyline, I'm going to be mighty pissed. I figured the episode would be mostly funny, but maybe just a wee bit absurdly touching.
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« Reply #307 on: 08-07-2011 16:33 »

I noticed that Leela says to Fry in Mobius Dick about his obsession with Bender, which made me think of Godfellas, Jurassic Bark, and all the eps Gorky mentioned. smile
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« Reply #308 on: 08-07-2011 17:46 »

The preview clip for "Fry am the Egg Man" suggests Alien references, maybe even a complete parody of Alien.
In which case I do hope they will do more detailed references to that classic than in "MŲbius Dick" (which featured "Moby Dick"'s background setting, but hardly any detailed references to that classic).
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« Reply #309 on: 08-07-2011 18:07 »

The preview clip for "Fry am the Egg Man" suggests Alien references, maybe even a complete parody of Alien.

*Bender gets scared by Mr. Peppy. He pretends to throw Mr. Peppy a ball. He holds the ball in the air and laughs. Mr. Peppy jumps for the ball and Bender's arm is ripped off.*

I fail to see Alien references in that clip. ANYWHERE. hmpf
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« Reply #310 on: 08-07-2011 18:07 »

The preview clip for "Fry am the Egg Man" suggests Alien references, maybe even a complete parody of Alien.
In which case I do hope they will do more detailed references to that classic than in "MŲbius Dick" (which featured "Moby Dick"'s background setting, but hardly any detailed references to that classic).

You keep complaining about that but personally, I'm glad they didn't go overboard with Moby Dick references. They already did that in The Day the Earth Stood Stupid.
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« Reply #311 on: 08-07-2011 18:31 »

Yeah, I agree. Too many Moby Dick references would've sucked dick!...
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« Reply #312 on: 08-07-2011 19:21 »

Yeah, I agree. Too many Moby Dick references would've sucked dick!...

Moby's dick?

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« Reply #313 on: 08-07-2011 19:24 »
« Last Edit on: 08-07-2011 19:37 »

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I fail to see Alien references in that clip. ANYWHERE.
The way Bender turns his head is exactly the same scene setting as sigourney weaver turned her head in an alien movie. With the Alien standing exactly the same way as the beast...
Besides: A hatching creature growing to be a dangerous monster in sci fi: Everyone immediatelly thinks of a certain classic when hearing this.
(Besides: Of course you fail to see the Alien reference in this clip...considering your age, you are not even supposed to know the Alien movies :P )
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« Reply #314 on: 08-07-2011 19:26 »

Actually I have the Alien Predator Boxset (All 4 Alien movies, Both Predator Movies and Both AVP Movies) which I recieved for my 12th Birthday and I am allowed to watch 18's no matter who is in the room with me. Ha.
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« Reply #315 on: 08-07-2011 19:43 »

This raises an interesting question, how many references will there be to Alien(s) in this new ep? Too many Alien references would suck dick face...
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« Reply #316 on: 08-07-2011 19:44 »

Actually it hugs, not sucks.
But it could burst chests too.
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« Reply #317 on: 08-07-2011 19:46 »

It might even look like a dick when doing so!...
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« Reply #318 on: 08-07-2011 20:15 »

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I fail to see Alien references in that clip. ANYWHERE.
Besides: A hatching creature growing to be a dangerous monster in sci fi: Everyone immediatelly thinks of a certain classic when hearing this.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0050084/ ?
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« Reply #319 on: 08-07-2011 22:49 »

It might even look like a dick when doing so!...

Wait... When did Otis become winna...? wtf?
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