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SpaceGoldfish fromWazn

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« Reply #240 on: 09-06-2011 05:25 »

And she got to see Hermes and Amy drunk too.  It was like a value pak of seeing people drunk. Great picked 10 when I ment to click seven.  Joy.
pumpkinpie

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« Reply #241 on: 09-06-2011 06:16 »

Haha, oh yeah, I forgot them
Gorky

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« Reply #242 on: 09-06-2011 12:35 »

Also, it was beyond great to see everybody drunk, that was a plot twist I did not see coming. The Planet Express crew was the best, you could just see how drunk they were. I was very happy that I got to see Fry, Leela, The Professor, Zapp, Kif and Zoidberg drunk, I've always wanted to see that on Futurama

Thank god I'm not the only person who derived enormous enjoyment from that scene. The over-the-top drunkenness of the entire crew (most notably Hermes ("That's my boy!") and Farnsworth ("That's why I love you")) was hysterical, and it pretty much made the episode for me. Sometimes silly slap-happiness can just be fun...to both watch and, you know, experience. tongue
meisterPOOP

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« Reply #243 on: 09-23-2011 07:30 »

I watched Benderama for the first time tonignt (though I was In and Out dealing with other household obligations)...

Seemed Okay...The Sandstorm created by the Professors invention lead to a satisfying conclusion.

Lacking a DVR (and VCR) to review this further.
Ambitious misunderstood

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« Reply #244 on: 09-23-2011 11:39 »

I gave it a 9/10. This was really one of the few Season 6 episodes that had a classic feel throughout the episode. The plot was wonderfully sci-fi and the idea was great. I am aware that Bender wouldn't look like Bender at the atomic scale and that practically, manipulating the elements would be next to impossible for such a small thing. But seriously, what is wrong with people who think that that is a problem? Should Futurama just lay off sci-fi episodes and resort to pop-culture references (big minus: "like the kardashians!), because they always have the lame excuse of the head-in-a-jar and the sci-fi ones may be technically faulty? I'm perfectly happy whenever Futurama deals with sci-fi stuff in an intelligent way, which was clearly the case here.

The parts I was not so happy with involved the ugly giant. That plot didn't feel very well-connected to the main story and I personally didn't think that all those "you so ugly"-jokes were even remotely funny. "You so ugly you crap the Daily Mail!" Seriously?

But still, this episode was enjoyable, felt like a classic and had so much comedy gold in it. The Scruffy one liners, the mini Benders being destroyed, the drunken newscast...
SpaceGoldfish fromWazn

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« Reply #245 on: 09-23-2011 11:40 »

Was an okay episode, but i felt sorry for that poor giant monster.  Dude just couldn't get a break, and to be honest I think he would have worked better in his own episode.  He just ended up distracting from the grey goo scenario which was already interesting enough.
spira

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« Reply #246 on: 09-23-2011 14:08 »

I didn't like this one much. I felt like there were a lot of good ideas and none of them got enough time. It would have been better if they streamlined it a bit more. The giant monster was funny but he got hyped too much and then it was underwhelming.

The end of this one was pretty funny and had sort of a classic feel, but there were too many dumb lines sprinkled throughout. I liked the little Benders running around wreaking havoc, but I dunno, there was something missing there too.
meisterPOOP

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« Reply #247 on: 09-24-2011 04:50 »

Was an okay episode, but i felt sorry for that poor giant monster.  Dude just couldn't get a break, and to be honest I think he would have worked better in his own episode.  He just ended up distracting from the grey goo scenario which was already interesting enough.

The giant monster in this episode reminded me of my roommate my Sophmore year in Collage...

Hideous on the outside (and me too...) but one of the kindest beautiful people I have ever been associated with.

One of the greatest expreiences in my life.

I cannot count the number of times I kicked the upper bunk over his snoring.
Solid Gold Bender

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« Reply #248 on: 12-10-2011 18:57 »

This was a quite solid episode. I loved all the scenes with mini-Benders and so-on.

9/10
futurefreak

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« Reply #249 on: 12-21-2011 19:52 »

Number 4 on the DVD. The little Benders were so cute heheh. This episode causes problems for me at the end, though. Specifically how they all just materialized into the sky...okay...and will they come back? Who knows...I also took issue with them consuming the bully but then they show tiny Benders in his cigar smoke at the end.

And what is the lesson here...not that I am under any delusion that these episodes are supposed to have morals like early day Simpsons or anything. But I found it out that the whole crew taunted the giant and he is the one that is characterized as the bully. Shouldn't it be the other way around? What's the outcome here then, bullies win? What do you guys think?
SpaceGoldfish fromWazn

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« Reply #250 on: 12-21-2011 20:01 »

I have to admit I really didn't like how the bully was killed at the end, when he tried so hard to apologize and ignore the insults the crew kept pelting back at him.   I know that the fact the giant didn't deserve his fate at all is the joke and some will find that funny, but for me it put a sour note in my mouth.  Plus I didn't really find Benderama that funny.  Normally I would give it a six, but some of the visual effects in this episode were pretty spectacular.... but then again they werent enough to pull the episode up for me the way Neutopia and Clockwork Origin did. 6, and one of the ones of the new run I don't like so much. 
Solid Gold Bender

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« Reply #251 on: 12-21-2011 21:20 »

At least his dream came true (he was "beautiful").
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« Reply #252 on: 12-22-2011 04:16 »

Spacefish: Yeah I originally gave it a 5 I see, I would probably move it to a 6. I think I was recovering from Neutopia being the first one back...
SpaceGoldfish fromWazn

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« Reply #253 on: 12-22-2011 04:20 »

Neutopia is one of my favorite episodes of the new run.  All those pretty pretty crystals...
Solid Gold Bender

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« Reply #254 on: 12-22-2011 05:06 »

I think Neutopia is very underrated. It felt like a funny episode to me, with a good quality.
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #255 on: 12-22-2011 05:18 »

Bleh. Neutopia was horrible. Worse than YLL in my opinion.
spira

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« Reply #256 on: 12-22-2011 07:07 »

Bleh. Neutopia was horrible. Worse than YLL in my opinion.

I agree.

I gave this one a 7/10 originally and I think I'd still give it that.
Solid Gold Bender

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« Reply #257 on: 12-22-2011 21:29 »

Still underrated IMO, 7.5/10. (They could've stayed different genders longer),
DannyJC13

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« Reply #258 on: 12-22-2011 22:14 »

The description for this ep was all wrong, it should of mentioned the alien planet stranding more...
Inquisitor Hein
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« Reply #259 on: 12-22-2011 23:22 »
« Last Edit on: 12-22-2011 23:49 »

But I found it out that the whole crew taunted the giant and he is the one that is characterized as the bully. Shouldn't it be the other way around? What's the outcome here then, bullies win? What do you guys think?

I have to admit I really didn't like how the bully was killed at the end, when he tried so hard to apologize and ignore the insults the crew kept pelting back at him.   I know that the fact the giant didn't deserve his fate at all is the joke and some will find that funny, but for me it put a sour note in my mouth.  

^This.

Also strikes the eye that they did not dare to give the giant any (and be it such a small detail) appearance characteristic of any minority/victimized group.

I stated it once, I state it again:
Regarding Sci Fi ideas and twist, the writers do have great ideas and dared cover new grounds.
But when it comes to political correctness, the Futurama writers are rather cowardly...
futurefreak

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« Reply #260 on: 12-23-2011 00:43 »

Well the only reason I found it odd is because most of the writers (and probably viewers) were the ones being bullied growing up. Don't deny it! tongue
SpaceGoldfish fromWazn

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« Reply #261 on: 12-23-2011 00:51 »

True.  Most of the Simpsons writers admit they were Milhouses and not Barts when they were growing up.

You'd think Amy and Leela at least would be more sympathetic, considering they spent their childhoods being neglected and bullied.   Unless like Zoidberg, they were enjoying having someone else be the whipping post for once. :P
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« Reply #262 on: 12-23-2011 07:05 »

Also strikes the eye that they did not dare to give the giant any (and be it such a small detail) appearance characteristic of any minority/victimized group.

You mean ugly people aren't victimized?

Gee, what color is the sky on your planet, zit tooth?
SpaceGoldfish fromWazn

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« Reply #263 on: 12-24-2011 03:49 »

Is it true if an ugly person bites you on the neck, you become one too?
spira

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« Reply #264 on: 12-24-2011 03:49 »

Yes. Neck wounds aren't particularly attractive.
Tachyon

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« Reply #265 on: 12-24-2011 03:56 »


May I ask where you got that stylish neck wound?

spira

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« Reply #266 on: 12-24-2011 18:47 »

Bear fight. I try to keep it mostly hidden, but slightly visible, so people see it and think I'm hardcore.
Solid Gold Bender

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« Reply #267 on: 12-31-2011 08:08 »

The hilarious moments of the drunken crew get me every time... laff
spira

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« Reply #268 on: 12-31-2011 08:21 »

Ugh, that was actually one of my least favorite scenes in 6B. But I see why others find it amusing.
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #269 on: 12-31-2011 15:31 »

As long as we don't need to use our mental... mental... wha?  laff

I love the drunk scenes big grin.
Solid Gold Bender

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« Reply #270 on: 01-01-2012 04:15 »

"So I do one thing and you do two?"
"Yah, just save the world."
"Hehehe, sucker."
laff big grin
Spicy Weasel

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« Reply #271 on: 02-12-2012 20:35 »
« Last Edit on: 02-13-2012 02:28 by TheMadCapper »

Re-watch:   Fry and Bender on the couch watching TV, Fry is reclining with the remote on his chest.   Lazy.   I do it all the time.....

I personally didn't think that all those "you so ugly"-jokes were even remotely funny. "You so ugly you crap the Daily Mail!" Seriously?

"You're so ugly, you cracked the Daily Mirror.  <pause>  It's a newspaper!"

Poor giant guy, such blatant discrimination against giant beings in the future.  No wonder they usually go on a skyline-smashing rampage.
Scrappylive

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« Reply #272 on: 02-13-2012 21:44 »

"I CAN NO LONGER FACE MY CHILDREN!!!!!!!"
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #273 on: 02-13-2012 22:18 »

I hated that line. It was such over-kill.

I think that scene would have been much funnier if Linda hadn't said anything, but just appeared as she did.

Or perhaps if she tried to deliver the news normally, but with obvious underlying stress and the like.
Scrappylive

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« Reply #274 on: 02-13-2012 22:22 »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvllQl5t4Ww
DannyJC13

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« Reply #275 on: 02-21-2012 14:08 »

Re-watching this episode, I really like how the 3 plot points come together, the monster attacking NNY, everybody being drunk and millions of Benders everywhere. big grin
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #276 on: 02-21-2012 14:23 »

Yeah, I'd say that it's one of the best textbook examples of good writing that the show has to offer - of course, that doesn't account for things like humour and emotional impact, but still.
DannyJC13

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« Reply #277 on: 02-21-2012 14:26 »

Well I don't expect every episode to be a bloody masterpiece... tongue
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #278 on: 02-21-2012 15:08 »

Neither do I.

I love "Benderama", what's your point?
DannyJC13

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« Reply #279 on: 02-21-2012 15:58 »

You seemed to say: "Yeah, it's good, but this part is crap and it lacks this part."
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