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KurtPikachu2001

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« on: 06-14-2011 15:28 »

Since Futurama has been renewed until 2013, what are some things you _don't_ want to see happen in Futurama? There's so many threads about what people want to see, how about a thread about what people don't want to see?

Here's mine:

Wrongfully accused of a crime and has to go to prison plot.

A Thief of Baghdad plot.

A Sinbad Parody. (The sailor, Not the comedian)

A Spoof of a childish fairy tale such as The Pied Piper or Jack and the Beanstalk.

THe characters get turned into animals by some evil wizard.

Damsel-in-distress plot, especially since none of the girls are supposed to be any.

Male dominated planet plot.

Wimpifing of tough characters and toughening of wimpy characters.

A Magic Carpet plot where a character gets sold into slavery.

Fry gets cloned and his clones terrorize everyone.

A Super Mario spoof!

A Go-Kart race where Fry wins.

A Lifetime Movie scenario.

A King Kong plot where a female character gets carried away by a huge monster.
(Will Fry Am The EggMan be like this?)

Everyone is tied to a bomb, and Fry is the only one who can save them. 


Anyone else care to put in their 2 cents? 
DannyJC13

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« Reply #1 on: 06-14-2011 17:40 »

One of Kurt's ideas.

Dude, there are like a more than a thousand things each one of us could list.
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« Reply #2 on: 06-14-2011 20:04 »

I don't want KurtPikachu2001 to guest star in an episode...
David A

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« Reply #3 on: 06-14-2011 21:49 »

Since Futurama has been renewed until 2013, what are some things you _don't_ want to see happen in Futurama? There's so many threads about what people want to see, how about a thread about what people don't want to see?

Here's mine:

Wrongfully accused of a crime and has to go to prison plot.

They already kind of did that in "Insane in the Mainframe."  It does seem unnecessary for characters to be wrongfully accused when you have Bender actually commiting crimes though.

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A Thief of Baghdad plot.

Stealing an entire city does seem a bit far-fetched, even for Futurama.

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A Sinbad Parody. (The sailor, Not the comedian)

So you do want a parody of the comedian then?

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A Spoof of a childish fairy tale such as The Pied Piper or Jack and the Beanstalk.

That could actually work for a AOI story, or even a normal episode depending on how it was handled.

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THe characters get turned into animals by some evil wizard.

Sure, blame the wizards.  roll eyes

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Damsel-in-distress plot, especially since none of the girls are supposed to be any.

They already did that with Amy, in "Where the Buggalo Roam."

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Male dominated planet plot.

Aside from Leela being indignant about it, I'm not sure how much of a plot there would be, and we pretty much already saw that in "Raging Bender."

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Wimpifing of tough characters and toughening of wimpy characters.

There aren't really any tough characters aside from Leela.  As for toughening of wimpy characters, we already saw that with Fry in "Parasites Lost" and "Less Than Hero."

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A Magic Carpet plot where a character gets sold into slavery.

What the hell are you even talking about?  confused

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Fry gets cloned and his clones terrorize everyone.

Futurama isn't The Simpsons.  Also, they already kind of did that with the Lucy Liubots in "I Dated a Robot."

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A Super Mario spoof!

What would that even entail?  The characters eating mushrooms and stomping on turtles?

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A Go-Kart race where Fry wins.

I suppose you'd rather see a go-kart race where Fry loses?  Because you mighty spacemen of the future are so much better at go-kart racing than us idiotic slobs from the twentieth century.  mad

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A Lifetime Movie scenario.

You do realize that Futurama is a half-hour cartoon sitcom, right?

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A King Kong plot where a female character gets carried away by a huge monster.
(Will Fry Am The EggMan be like this?)

So you'd like to see a male character get carried away by a huge monster instead?

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Everyone is tied to a bomb, and Fry is the only one who can save them.

That would pretty much be the same as the end of "Insane in the Mainframe" except that instead of being tied to a bomb, everyone was tied up by a knife-wielding maniac.

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Anyone else care to put in their 2 cents?

Your ideas are bad, and you should feel bad.
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« Reply #4 on: 06-14-2011 21:54 »

Damsel-in-distress plot, especially since none of the girls are supposed to be any.

Just realised, AGAIN WITH ISSUE #54. FORGET IT. LEAVE IT. IT'S OVER. mad
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« Reply #5 on: 06-14-2011 23:31 »

I hope the finale episode isn't something like the Professor turning off his What-If machine and saying "hmm, so THAT"S what it would be like if my great great great uncle got frozen and came to my time."
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« Reply #6 on: 06-14-2011 23:36 »

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A King Kong plot where a female character gets carried away by a huge monster.
(Will Fry Am The EggMan be like this?)

So you'd like to see a male character get carried away by a huge monster instead?

KurtPikachu's a sexist!
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« Reply #7 on: 06-15-2011 00:05 »

When I saw the thread's title and its creator, I thought Kurt had finally realised the error of his ways and just posted all his previous ideas into one post.

And lo I would have laughed, but alas it was not be so.
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« Reply #8 on: 06-15-2011 03:04 »

Fuck, I came in here to badmouth Kurt but you all beat me to it.
David A

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« Reply #9 on: 06-15-2011 11:23 »

I hope the finale episode isn't something like the Professor turning off his What-If machine and saying "hmm, so THAT"S what it would be like if my great great great uncle got frozen and came to my time."

"So that's what it would be like if new episodes of Futurama had been made five years after the show was cancelled."
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« Reply #10 on: 06-15-2011 12:17 »

Hahahahaha laff
* futurefreak high fives David A
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David A

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« Reply #11 on: 06-16-2011 03:50 »

Hey, look, boys and girls, I've received a personal message from KurtPikachu2001:

If a female character got carried away by a monster, it would just be the old 'Fay Wray' cliche.   That's so overdone.  smile

Hey, thanks.  Thanks, Kurt.  I would not have known that.  I would not have know that "A King Kong plot where a female character gets carried away by a huge monster" would "just be the old 'Fay Wray' cliche."  So thanks.  Thanks for enlightening me.
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« Reply #12 on: 06-16-2011 04:31 »

Perhaps he's referring to monster misogyny?
David A

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« Reply #13 on: 06-16-2011 04:34 »

I think he's probably referring to King Kong.
Aki

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« Reply #14 on: 06-17-2011 00:35 »

More time travel episodes. I'm already worried about All the Presidents' Heads. frown
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« Reply #15 on: 06-17-2011 00:40 »

I think that as long as Kurt doesn't get hired as a Futurama writer, we're all reasonably safe from terrible, terrible episodes.
Aki

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« Reply #16 on: 06-17-2011 00:42 »

So, I still don't know, is Kurt a bad writer or is he joking?
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« Reply #17 on: 06-17-2011 02:15 »

No one is truly sure.
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« Reply #18 on: 06-17-2011 04:01 »

One of Kurt's ideas.

It's a shame that this forum doesn't have a repping system because this post calls for credit. Made me laugh, it did.


Also, I'd love to see a character carried off in the hands of a giant monster ala King Kong. I have a real thing for that imagery of a monster fighting flying things whilst up a tall object with a person in its hands. The Powerpuff Girls movie, the original ending to Little Shop of Horrors and King Kong itself all do it for me thanks to their 'empire state building' scenes.
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« Reply #19 on: 06-17-2011 07:31 »

I think that as long as Kurt doesn't get hired as a Futurama writer, we're all reasonably safe from terrible, terrible episodes.
That's if he isn't one already, testing the waters with these "ideas"...
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« Reply #20 on: 06-17-2011 13:00 »

I'm sure Kurt's a great guy but if he turned out to be one of the writers it would qualify as one of the most epic trolls of all time.

Aki

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« Reply #21 on: 06-17-2011 13:02 »

I'm sure Kurt's a great guy but if he turned out to be one of the writers it would qualify as one of the most epic trolls of all time.

That would actually be pretty awesome.
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« Reply #22 on: 06-17-2011 20:49 »

Ok think about the plots last season if they were written down.

"An episode where all the crew members switch bodies. Fry and Leela end up inhabiting Zoidberg's and the Professor's bodies, respectively, and then end up doing the nasty to show that they aren't repulsed by the other"

"How about an entire episode made like a old 50s short based around Zapp. Most of the focus of the episode will be around him and Leela as they fly an invisible rocket and crash on a nearby planet, naked. Then some big device in the sky named V-GINY comes down and tells them in order for them to survive they have to do it. Fry is absent for much of the episode until the very end. Oh but it was one of Zapp's fantasies actually."

"Cats come to Earth to steal their energies so their planet can rotate again. Amy applies for her graduate degree, only to be denied by a fake Professor being puppetted by a cat who steals her ideas. The cats gets the Planet Express crew to turn a big crank to acquire energy by dancing around cutely."
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« Reply #23 on: 06-17-2011 21:01 »

I like how you took an awesome episode, made it sound terrible, then took two pretty "meh" episodes and made them sound pretty "meh". tongue laff
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« Reply #24 on: 06-17-2011 22:57 »

Ok think about the plots last season if they were written down.

"An episode where all the crew members switch bodies. Fry and Leela end up inhabiting Zoidberg's and the Professor's bodies, respectively, and then end up doing the nasty to show that they aren't repulsed by the other"
That would sound bland and like an idea not worth bothering with if it weren't for the last part. I think the whole Fry/Leela thing in that episode is inspired, even on paper.

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"How about an entire episode made like a old 50s short based around Zapp. Most of the focus of the episode will be around him and Leela as they fly an invisible rocket and crash on a nearby planet, naked. Then some big device in the sky named V-GINY comes down and tells them in order for them to survive they have to do it. Fry is absent for much of the episode until the very end. Oh but it was one of Zapp's fantasies actually."
This sounds terrible, but the episode was terrible so what's your point? And In-A-Gadda-Da-Leela wasn't one of Zapp's fantasies, only the black and white parts were.

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"Cats come to Earth to steal their energies so their planet can rotate again. Amy applies for her graduate degree, only to be denied by a fake Professor being puppetted by a cat who steals her ideas. The cats gets the Planet Express crew to turn a big crank to acquire energy by dancing around cutely."
Touche.
Aki

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« Reply #25 on: 06-17-2011 23:06 »

Ok think about the plots last season if they were written down.

"An episode where all the crew members switch bodies. Fry and Leela end up inhabiting Zoidberg's and the Professor's bodies, respectively, and then end up doing the nasty to show that they aren't repulsed by the other"

"How about an entire episode made like a old 50s short based around Zapp. Most of the focus of the episode will be around him and Leela as they fly an invisible rocket and crash on a nearby planet, naked. Then some big device in the sky named V-GINY comes down and tells them in order for them to survive they have to do it. Fry is absent for much of the episode until the very end. Oh but it was one of Zapp's fantasies actually."

"Cats come to Earth to steal their energies so their planet can rotate again. Amy applies for her graduate degree, only to be denied by a fake Professor being puppetted by a cat who steals her ideas. The cats gets the Planet Express crew to turn a big crank to acquire energy by dancing around cutely."

While The Prisoner of Benda sounds terrible written down, and In-A-Gadda-Da-Leela sounds quite confusing, I think that summary of That Darn Katz! would have had me pretty excited. :P
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« Reply #26 on: 06-17-2011 23:22 »
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Randi's example of writing down ep's plots to show that they sound bad just goes to show you shouldn't judge the upcoming Season 6B eps. wink
Aki

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« Reply #27 on: 06-17-2011 23:24 »

Randi's example of writing down ep's plots to prove they sound bad just goes to show you shouldn't judge the upcoming Season 6B eps. wink

I didn't see anyone judge them though. People (me included) are worried about certain plots, as with last season, but every episode can change at least my mind.
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« Reply #28 on: 06-17-2011 23:26 »

Yeah a few people have, for example 'Yo Leela Leela', everyone has been worried about that, and one guy was worried about 'Mobius Dick' because the plot sypnosis says there is a '4 Dimensional Space Whale', 4 Dimensional is Time Travel, so he was worried there are gonna be too many Time Travel eps, plus I think Mobius Dick airs right next to 'All the President's Heads', another Time Travel (we think) ep. wink
Aki

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« Reply #29 on: 06-17-2011 23:29 »

Ah. I think the writers meant five dimensional whale though (or four space dimensional).

And yes, All the Presidents' Heads definitely seems to be time travel.
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« Reply #30 on: 06-17-2011 23:34 »

The crew encounters a dangerous four-dimensional space whale.

From the Infosphere.
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« Reply #31 on: 06-17-2011 23:37 »

It's usually dangerous, unless there are children crying.
Aki

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« Reply #32 on: 06-17-2011 23:38 »

The crew encounters a dangerous four-dimensional space whale.
I think the writers meant five dimensional whale though (or four space dimensional).
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« Reply #33 on: 06-17-2011 23:40 »

Exactly.
Aki

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« Reply #34 on: 06-17-2011 23:43 »

I see what you did there. I think the "space" thing is about the whale being in space, though.
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« Reply #35 on: 06-17-2011 23:43 »

What did I do there? laff
Aki

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« Reply #36 on: 06-17-2011 23:44 »

(I edited my post after seeing what you did there, hoping you wouldn't ever see that I for a moment did not see)
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« Reply #37 on: 06-17-2011 23:45 »

I did see it, 'cause I edited my last post. laff
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« Reply #38 on: 06-17-2011 23:47 »

Anything that involves Leela doing the nasty (in the pasty, presenty, or even in the futury) with someone other than Fry, and vice versa.
Aki

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« Reply #39 on: 06-17-2011 23:48 »

Anything that involves Leela doing the nasty (in the pasty, presenty, or even in the futury) with someone other than Fry, and vice versa.

Agreed. And vice versa, but not as much. And if they did it, they would have to make an enormous deal out of it ("you slept with someone else?! we're through!!11").
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