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« Reply #40 on: 06-17-2011 19:29 »

I totally understand that some of my posts are unnecessary, and I'm sorry, but I've seen Aki post 'Second' quite a few times now, and no one has said anything. Not blaming you Aki, just saying. hmpf

I assume that that behavior is acceptable because this is On-Topic, where many threads relate to the show; posts about upcoming episodes, thoughts on previous episodes, and thoughts on what we've liked/expect to like and what we haven't liked/don't expect to like lend themselves to shorter replies of agreement when there is nothing else to add (or nothing to disagree with), and yet such short replies are not entirely unnecessary because they illustrate fan consensus about the items discussed. Also, if someone has balanced out such short reaction posts with posts that present new material or original thoughts (which others can then post short reactions to if they wish), then there is much less reason to find fault with that person when he or she posts a one-word response or makes a little joke.
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« Reply #41 on: 06-17-2011 20:33 »

Second.

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« Reply #42 on: 06-17-2011 20:35 »

Second.

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« Reply #43 on: 06-17-2011 20:46 »


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« Reply #44 on: 06-17-2011 20:48 »

And thanks for giving me a lecture without getting pissed and swearing for once, TNUK. wink

Shit. I totally forgot to do that this time. Um... fuck you? tongue
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« Reply #45 on: 06-17-2011 20:59 »

Christ. I should have known that, when a thread about cold openings had already reached two pages, it was only because people were mostly bitching at one another about grammar instead of discussing the topic at hand. Ah, PEEL, how I love thee.

On topic: I prefer those little advertisements at the beginning of episodes to full-blown cold openings. Like others have said, there's no reason to waste two minutes on a scene that is most likely unrelated to the rest of the episode.
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« Reply #46 on: 06-17-2011 21:02 »

CASH BONE!
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« Reply #47 on: 06-17-2011 23:08 »
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I totally understand that some of my posts are unnecessary, and I'm sorry, but I've seen Aki post 'Second' quite a few times now, and no one has said anything. Not blaming you Aki, just saying. hmpf

And thanks for giving me a lecture without getting pissed and swearing for once, TNUK. wink

I think I have posted only "Second" with no further explanation just one time. Feel free to call me on that if you will, but seriously, this is not the forum of a blame game. If you feel maltreated, bring it up with a moderator. Keep it out of an on topic thread.

edit: Jeez, I missed that there was a whole second page of discussion before posting my response.

I assume that that behavior is acceptable because this is On-Topic, where many threads relate to the show; posts about upcoming episodes, thoughts on previous episodes, and thoughts on what we've liked/expect to like and what we haven't liked/don't expect to like lend themselves to shorter replies of agreement when there is nothing else to add (or nothing to disagree with), and yet such short replies are not entirely unnecessary because they illustrate fan consensus about the items discussed. Also, if someone has balanced out such short reaction posts with posts that present new material or original thoughts (which others can then post short reactions to if they wish), then there is much less reason to find fault with that person when he or she posts a one-word response or makes a little joke.

Totally agree. I usually avoid just agreeing without adding anything new to the conversation, but when someone has just said precisely everything, I have at times written a "I agree with this" post.
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« Reply #48 on: 06-18-2011 03:59 »

I like the longer sequence openings rather than product placements. I feel those would do better within the context of the show, like perhaps zoom in on the TV as they are watching root 2 news and there's a commercial for that. Maybe.
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« Reply #49 on: 06-18-2011 04:20 »

I don't know what it is about the long sequences at the beginning, but they just put me at ease. Immediately the show begins without the credit sequence, and I'm immersed in what's going on. I know it will have little relevance to the main plot, but I like that. It's like a comforting diversion from what's to come, and lightens the atmosphere a bit.

The scenes are like little snapshots into the characters' lives, be it Bender treating himself to a nice wash-over, Leela being grossed out by a vile lizard tongue on her date, or a couple of rusty robots keeping Fry up with their evening festivities. I definitely prefer them over the infomercials or straight-up opening credits.
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« Reply #50 on: 06-18-2011 11:36 »

 I always liked the one where a giant bird chick tries to eat Hubert's head. laff
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« Reply #51 on: 06-18-2011 11:41 »

Hahaha, yes that one was quite random!
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« Reply #52 on: 06-18-2011 11:43 »

I like the longer sequence openings rather than product placements. I feel those would do better within the context of the show, like perhaps zoom in on the TV as they are watching root 2 news and there's a commercial for that. Maybe.

That would destroy them entirely, I believe. They should come suddenly.
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« Reply #53 on: 06-18-2011 19:17 »

Lrn2English.
I just want to point out how hypocritical that is.

Thank you.
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« Reply #54 on: 06-18-2011 19:58 »

Lrn2English.
I just want to point out how hypocritical that is.

Thank you.

Hey Ringo! That was the joke! Oy. It's Open Mic Nite at the Apollo all over again...
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« Reply #55 on: 06-18-2011 20:00 »

I always liked the one where a giant bird chick tries to eat Hubert's head. laff

lol, me too.
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« Reply #56 on: 06-19-2011 05:31 »

I sort of miss the cold openings. But I remember them saying the reason they stopped doing it was because it started "too quietly" and starting off with the theme song was "loud and in your face" so it helped bring the viewer's attention to the show right away.


I do miss the cold openings. Among my favorites was Bender's Robot Wash and the opening to A Fishful of Dollars? The one where Fry can't sleep because of the squeaking noises in the adjacent apartment because the robots are playing cards.



And I agree with the opening to A Fishful of Dollars being the best. Haha just seeing the robots bouncing up and down all happy playing cards in the middle of the night gives me a laugh every time.

This image is funny. But it's driving me crazy. Cause it's wrong. no no There is no snare there! The snare is what you use to do that, not the toms.
Sorry...
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« Reply #57 on: 06-19-2011 17:19 »

I sort of miss the cold openings. But I remember them saying the reason they stopped doing it was because it started "too quietly" and starting off with the theme song was "loud and in your face" so it helped bring the viewer's attention to the show right away.


I do miss the cold openings. Among my favorites was Bender's Robot Wash and the opening to A Fishful of Dollars? The one where Fry can't sleep because of the squeaking noises in the adjacent apartment because the robots are playing cards.

And I agree with the opening to A Fishful of Dollars being the best. Haha just seeing the robots bouncing up and down all happy playing cards in the middle of the night gives me a laugh every time.

This image is funny. But it's driving me crazy. Cause it's wrong. no no There is no snare there! The snare is what you use to do that, not the toms.
Sorry...


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« Reply #58 on: 06-20-2011 11:57 »

Wait...why did you quote me and save it as your own quote? That's PEEL lexicon theft of the highest degree!
* futurefreak sends PEEL Police after whatawut

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« Reply #59 on: 06-20-2011 18:33 »

Wait...why did you quote me and save it as your own quote? That's PEEL lexicon theft of the highest degree!
* futurefreak sends PEEL Police after whatawut

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Where did he do that?
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« Reply #60 on: 06-20-2011 20:31 »

Stay tuned to find out on the next episode of Randi's Revelations...
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« Reply #61 on: 06-20-2011 20:50 »

Wait...why did you quote me and save it as your own quote? That's PEEL lexicon theft of the highest degree!
* futurefreak sends PEEL Police after whatawut

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Just reading your post without the emoticon, I was thinking your PEELanoia was spreading...


To get back on topic: I like the Bender car wash a lot. Short, sweet, and funny, can't really use it in any other place in an episode. Although I also love the Molten Boron one, never can get that tune out of my head.
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« Reply #62 on: 06-20-2011 22:29 »

My favorite is the one where Fry and Bender are playing chess.  "Get him boys!"
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« Reply #63 on: 06-21-2011 00:10 »

The scenes are like little snapshots into the characters' lives, be it Bender treating himself to a nice wash-over, Leela being grossed out by a vile lizard tongue on her date, or a couple of rusty robots keeping Fry up with their evening festivities. I definitely prefer them over the infomercials or straight-up opening credits.

That's a good point. The cold opening for "Fear of a Bot Planet" sticks out for me in this respect: it's a nice, quiet moment between Fry and Leela that would have been out-of-place in the context of the episode, but is really effective as a slice-of-life scene between two friends.

And SpaceMaN: I'm almost positive that the chess cold opening from "Brannigan, Begin Again" is the last one (outside of the fake ads) from the original run. I could be wrong, though, and I don't know how I thought this observation was at all relevant, but whatever.
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« Reply #64 on: 06-21-2011 00:13 »

But Gorky is correct, though.

THE SVIP HAS SPOKEN.
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« Reply #65 on: 06-21-2011 13:48 »

Wait...why did you quote me and save it as your own quote? That's PEEL lexicon theft of the highest degree!
* futurefreak sends PEEL Police after whatawut

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Haha somehow I fused both of our quotes into one. Not really sure why that happened o_O.  And by "not sure", I mean, I just wanted to be popular. Plagiarizing veteran posters is gonna roll me up the corporate ramp.

The scenes are like little snapshots into the characters' lives, be it Bender treating himself to a nice wash-over, Leela being grossed out by a vile lizard tongue on her date, or a couple of rusty robots keeping Fry up with their evening festivities. I definitely prefer them over the infomercials or straight-up opening credits.

That's a good point. The cold opening for "Fear of a Bot Planet" sticks out for me in this respect: it's a nice, quiet moment between Fry and Leela that would have been out-of-place in the context of the episode, but is really effective as a slice-of-life scene between two friends.

Very true, that was another nice little tidbit with a sweet combo of humor, platonic intimacy, and welcomed irrelevance to the main plot.
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« Reply #66 on: 06-21-2011 17:08 »

Haha, whatawut. you're alright. Seal of approval! big grin
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« Reply #67 on: 06-21-2011 17:22 »

That's a good point. The cold opening for "Fear of a Bot Planet" sticks out for me in this respect: it's a nice, quiet moment between Fry and Leela that would have been out-of-place in the context of the episode, but is really effective as a slice-of-life scene between two friends.

I hadn't really thought of that, but it's true. And I agree in the same sense that I think "I, Roommate" is an excellent, down-to-Earth episode, yet I would not like to see it done to often.
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« Reply #68 on: 06-21-2011 17:44 »

Haha, whatawut. you're alright. Seal of approval! big grin

Woo! Now I just need Danny to second this and I'll feel truly at home.
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« Reply #69 on: 06-21-2011 17:45 »

Danny doesn't truly live here.
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« Reply #70 on: 06-21-2011 17:48 »

I have a summer home here, though. Good time to invest.
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« Reply #71 on: 06-21-2011 17:48 »
« Last Edit on: 06-21-2011 21:27 »

PEEL is my new home. Also, why do you need my approval, Whatawut? laff Anyway...

Whatawut, I've always liked you. You haven't pissed me off at all yet. Your posts are fine. SOA. big grin
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« Reply #72 on: 06-21-2011 19:15 »

I hadn't really thought of that, but it's true. And I agree in the same sense that I think "I, Roommate" is an excellent, down-to-Earth episode, yet I would not like to see it done to often.

Exactly. Some of Futurama's best moments are the quiet ones, but part of what makes them so effective is that they're used sparingly.
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« Reply #73 on: 06-21-2011 21:21 »

You're posts are fine. SOA. big grin

I know TNUK has taken a short leave of absence, but that really is no excuse for this, especially given this is after your edit no no...
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« Reply #74 on: 06-21-2011 21:22 »

You're posts are fine. SOA. big grin
I know TNUK has taken a short leave of absence, but that really is no excuse for this, especially given this is after your edit no no...

What has this got to TNUK leaving? And my edit? And no excuse?

I gave the man what he wanted. _
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« Reply #75 on: 06-21-2011 21:25 »

Taken from the first page of this very thread...

You're, being a contraction of "you" and "are" should be substituted for your in both of those statements.
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« Reply #76 on: 06-21-2011 21:26 »

Oh yeah, I'm so used to using 'you're' so people don't rage at me for using 'your' that I forget to use 'your' when it is needed... hmpf
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« Reply #77 on: 06-21-2011 22:18 »

laff

Wow, for a second I thought Otis was campaigning for new overlord of PEEL.
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« Reply #78 on: 06-21-2011 23:21 »

PEEL is my new home. Also, why do you need my approval, Whatawut? laff Anyway...

Whatawut, I've always liked you. You haven't pissed me off at all yet. Your posts are fine. SOA. big grin

*sniff* Bless you, sir.
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« Reply #79 on: 06-22-2011 02:50 »

All these Fry avatars are making me happy big grin
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