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PEE Poll: What is your favorite Xmas episode?
Xmas Story
A Tale of Two Santas
Futurama Holiday Spectacular

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« on: 12-28-2010 08:01 »

Hmmm just seems interesting to see everyone's thoughts. They are all great in their own way, but what would you say is you favorite?
futurefreak

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« Reply #1 on: 12-28-2010 11:52 »

A Tale of Two Santas was most memorable for me.
Rush

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« Reply #2 on: 12-28-2010 11:53 »

No 1: Xmas Story!

No 2: A Tale Of Two Stantas

No 3: ..... and the not so spectacular : The Futurama Holiday Spectacular.
Jarvio

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« Reply #3 on: 12-28-2010 12:24 »

No 1: Xmas Story!

No 2: A Tale Of Two Stantas

No 3: ..... and the not so spectacular : The Futurama Holiday Spectacular.

Also my list
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #4 on: 12-28-2010 14:23 »

I'm not a huge fan of any of them, but A Tale of Two Santas is my favourite of the three.
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« Reply #5 on: 12-28-2010 15:20 »

1 A Tale of Two Santas
2 Xmas Story
3 Bender's Big Score Part 3
4 The Gunderson's Unshelled Nuts Holiday Spectacular
futurefreak

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« Reply #6 on: 12-28-2010 21:07 »

Ah! How could I forget Hanukkah Zombie's first actual appearance? I loved that!
Gorky

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« Reply #7 on: 12-28-2010 21:16 »

"Xmas Story" is my favorite, if only because it seems like sort of a prototype for the more emotionally-grounded episodes that would come in seasons three and four. I'm just a big ol' sap, truly.
Tedward

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« Reply #8 on: 12-28-2010 21:56 »

"Xmas Story" easily gets my vote.
ShepherdofShark

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« Reply #9 on: 12-28-2010 22:05 »

I'm afraid I have to vote with my friend, Jesus.
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #10 on: 12-29-2010 04:01 »

Bender's Big Score: Part 3 would be my choice if it were an option.
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« Reply #11 on: 12-29-2010 04:48 »

I like X-Mas Story a lot, but A Tale of Two Santas is just so darkly funny.  I remember being so shocked by it (in the best way) when it first aired; it's got some great sadistic jokes they've rarely matched before or since.  One of my favorite episodes.
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« Reply #12 on: 12-29-2010 04:56 »

I think the poll is very telling of the last Xmas special.
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« Reply #13 on: 12-29-2010 11:09 »

It's not like it had an actual believable story or anything...i give it a C+: okay, not great.
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« Reply #14 on: 02-01-2011 10:03 »
« Last Edit on: 02-01-2011 11:32 »

Way past Christmas, but I'll post mine. Originally posted on the 28th, but it got removed due to the server problems. Here it goes:

1) Xmas Story
2) A Tale of Two Santas
3) The Futurama Holiday Spectacular

But if Bender's Big Score Part 3 counted, then that would take 3rd place and bump the Holiday Spectacular to 4th.
Simonhead

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« Reply #15 on: 02-01-2011 11:18 »

A Tale of Two Santas for me.
CommanderZapp

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« Reply #16 on: 02-01-2011 11:35 »

I also posted before. But I'm definitely going for Xmas Story. Also, I think I've figured out why the title on 6ACV13 was changed. The episode itself had no [IMO] Val-U, so I'd say that the current title is better. hmpf
1) Xmas Story
2) A Tale of Two Santas
3) The Futurama Holiday Spectacular

But if Bender's Big Score Part 3 counted, then that would take 3rd place of bump the Holiday Spectacular to 4th.

That list of yours. Consider it Seconded. smile
LobsterMooch
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« Reply #17 on: 02-01-2011 13:44 »
« Last Edit on: 12-01-2011 18:06 »

 cry
Oasis
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« Reply #18 on: 02-02-2011 03:07 »

Xmas story for me.
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« Reply #19 on: 02-02-2011 04:23 »

"Xmas Story" is my favorite, if only because it seems like sort of a prototype for the more emotionally-grounded episodes that would come in seasons three and four.

I agree completely with this. But replace "emotionally grounded" with "funny".
seattlejohn01

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« Reply #20 on: 02-02-2011 08:21 »

1) Xmas Story
2) A Tale of Two Santas
3) The Futurama Holiday Spectacular
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Robots_best_friend

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« Reply #21 on: 02-11-2011 03:29 »

Xmas Story definitely. The storyline was the best, funny jokes, introduction of Robot Santa, plus an almost kiss by Fry and Leela. Couldn't have asked for a better Christmas special to be honest. smile
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« Reply #22 on: 02-11-2011 10:20 »
« Last Edit on: 02-12-2011 00:19 »

Xmas Story definitely. The storyline was the best, funny jokes, introduction of Robot Santa, plus an almost kiss by Fry and Leela. Couldn't have asked for a better Christmas special to be honest. smile
Sec... on... ded..?

No, but agreed with. I'd say that the first act was the funnies for me. But that was probably because of the change of environment.

Behind is "That episode including neptune, written by Bill Odenkirk, and that was a bit dark, but with a fun Zoidberg being Jesus moment, and still being a solid episode".

"The crap [for Futurama] that wasn't worthy of Al Gore, with cheap jokes such as the Albino Humping Worm, "They are'll dead", "Santa's coming!", and all that other stuff was a bit funny but bad by Futurama means".   no no

^ Yeah, not my fave ep.  hmpf
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« Reply #23 on: 02-11-2011 19:21 »

The Tale of Two Santas!  I like Futurama Holiday Spectactular second best. 
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« Reply #24 on: 02-11-2011 19:45 »

and I am jesus his best friend big grin love this part !!!
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #25 on: 08-28-2011 14:31 »

I could have sworn I'd already posted/voted in this confused...

Anyways, my favourite is Xmas Story with A Tale Of Two Santa's close behind, and then Holiday Craptacular a very, very... very distant third. In fact it doesn't even deserve to be written in the same sentence as the other two, it's a disgrace to the Xmas Futurama eps. Xmas Story is one of my fave eps of the show and A Tale Of Two Santa's is also great hilarious holiday fun!...
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« Reply #26 on: 08-28-2011 14:40 »

The Holiday Spectacular isn't really an Xmas ep, only the first segment is Xmas...
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #27 on: 08-28-2011 14:42 »
« Last Edit on: 08-28-2011 19:14 »

You raise a good point. If only the first segment wasn't Xmas we could cast this abomination off away from any association with the previous two Xmas episodes...
Boxy Robot

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« Reply #28 on: 08-28-2011 18:31 »

Usually on the commentaries the staff are usually truthful with their opinions (Even admitting that some jokes fail etc.)

Not having the season DVD at this very moment, what do they say about the Holiday Craptacular? (There's got to be one staff member who said something bad about it...)
spira

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« Reply #29 on: 08-28-2011 19:03 »

I love Xmas Story and Tale of Two Santas both so much, but I voted for the latter of the two because that's one of my favorite musical numbers ever and also Zoidberg Jesus.
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #30 on: 08-29-2011 09:24 »

Alright, who voted for the Holdiay Craptacular...  shifty

Xmas Story > A Tale of Two Santas > Craptacular
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #31 on: 08-29-2011 13:26 »

Alright, who voted for the Holdiay Craptacular...  shifty

I was wondering the same thing. Whoever it was, get the hell out of Peel! You're not wanted in these parts! mad...
DannyJC13

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« Reply #32 on: 08-29-2011 15:20 »

Chill guys, it's not that bad...
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #33 on: 08-29-2011 15:27 »

It was you wasn't it DannyJC13? shifty...
DannyJC13

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« Reply #34 on: 08-29-2011 15:34 »

No, I went for 'A Tale of Two Santas'. I don't really remember much about the Xmas episodes, only 2 scenes:

Xmas Story - Fry on the Clock Tower after the Parrot.
A Tale of Two Santas - The Magnet execution machine. evil laugh
spira

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« Reply #35 on: 08-29-2011 16:53 »

I think people tend to blow the suckiness of the Spectacular out of proportion. It is really not THE WORST THING EVARRRR. Bits of it are actually quite amusing. I'd say the Albino Humping Worm is actually one of the best things ever.

I dunno, I'm feeling a bit compelled to change to Xmas Story over Two Santas. I definitely like the plot of Xmas Story better, but the song in Two Santas is killer and they're both totally hilarious.
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #36 on: 08-29-2011 17:46 »

The thing with Holiday Craptacular is that it really is terrible and one of two good jokes doesn't save it, they just mean there's at least something worthwhile to look forward to if you're subjected to the torture of having to watch this crapfest. Some utterly dreadful jokes do more damage and pretty much undo any of the good which comes from the one of two good jokes within the episode...

This is why it makes me utterly horrified to see that someone has voted for Holiday Craptacular over arguably two of the best episodes of the series. Xmas Story has it all, the jokes of which a large and overwhelming majority work and are absolutely hilarious. Well written memorable scenes, superb animation and even some heart and emotion (some of the first deep heart of the series). It really achieves its goal of a futuristic fun holiday episode, and then some...

A Tale Of Two Santas also achieves what it sets out to do, this time a little darker in tone, but not at the peril of the episodes quality. Again there are countless fantastic and funny jokes, great animation and background designs and even a song which actually works! It's actually funny and it flows nicely, unlike any of the three terrible songs in Holiday Craptacular...

I'm aware that how much someone likes an episode is subjective, but there is a clear quality difference here, one which I find mind-boggling for someone who apparently didn't see this, unless they voted purely to be a troll...

Another interesting observation; when A Tale Of Two Santas originally aired, although it garnered a mostly positive response from the Futurama community, overall Xmas Story was still the preferred episode. It's interesting to see now that the overall majority seems to have shifted somewhat to a closer to equal rating since those times. Not that that's a bad thing, just an observation...
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« Reply #37 on: 08-29-2011 18:33 »

I came here to vote for The Holiday Spectacular to troll you guys but saw that I'd already voted for A Tale of Two Santas and had forgotten about it.

But yeah, I wouldn't be surprised if whoever voted for the Craptacular is just trolling.
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« Reply #38 on: 08-29-2011 19:47 »

Ugh I accidentally voted for the Holiday Spectacular, which is not only not the best Xmas episode but the worst episode over all. A Tale of Two Santas is the best in my opinion. The episode is high quality throughout but the fact that it has one of my favorite moments from the entire series pulls it ahead.

Poopenmeyer: "My God! The real Santa! Get him, Jesus!"

Zoidberg: "I help those who help themselves!" 
DannyJC13

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« Reply #39 on: 08-29-2011 19:51 »

accidentally

Suuurrrreeee....
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