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cyber_turnip

Urban Legend
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« Reply #200 on: 07-13-2011 22:03 »

After watching the episode again last night I caught that the same voice/tone used for "The Dark One" was also used for the Oracle.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but The Dark One was voiced by Billy West, whereas Pickles was voiced by David Herman. They're similar voices, sure, but I'd sooner point out that the blonde-haired guy that showed them the future crimes division had more or less the same voice as the guy who sold horse burgers in The Luck of the Fryrish.
SolidSnake

Professor
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« Reply #201 on: 07-13-2011 23:43 »

Favorite Episode of Season 6 so far!
Tedward

Professor
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« Reply #202 on: 07-14-2011 02:04 »

Correct me if I'm wrong, but The Dark One was voiced by Billy West, whereas Pickles was voiced by David Herman.

I'm almost positive they're both David Herman.
cyber_turnip

Urban Legend
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« Reply #203 on: 07-14-2011 05:19 »

I've just remembered that The Dark One has a different telepathic voice to his actual speaking voice... the former being Billy West and the latter being David Herman (I think). Silly me.
jeepdavetj

Starship Captain
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« Reply #204 on: 07-15-2011 03:59 »

Anyone else notice the hooch Bender was stealing was 210 proof? Which in the present (and future I would think) is impossible tongue


Wait, am I an alchoholic since I noticed that? Lol
Xanfor

DOOP Secretary
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« Reply #205 on: 07-15-2011 04:05 »

What sort of proof is that? Some huge number?
jeepdavetj

Starship Captain
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« Reply #206 on: 07-15-2011 04:16 »

A proof goes like this, if its 50 proof its 25% alky by volume. The most you can possibly have is 199 proof, which is 99.5% alky by volume. You cannot achieve 200 proof since alky absorbs moisture from the air. So 210 proof isn't possible sine it would be 105% alky by volume. I know too much about the hooch.
jeepdavetj

Starship Captain
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« Reply #207 on: 07-15-2011 04:31 »

Um, will we have a discussion thread on The Silence of the Clamps? Because, well, there is a lot to discuss.
spira

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #208 on: 07-15-2011 04:31 »

I assume we will have one shortly. I am also itching to discuss this one.
jeepdavetj

Starship Captain
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« Reply #209 on: 07-15-2011 04:32 »

Arrrrgh, I gotta get to be soon. But yeah, some good, a bit not so good.
David A

Urban Legend
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« Reply #210 on: 07-15-2011 08:03 »

Anyone else notice the hooch Bender was stealing was 210 proof? Which in the present (and future I would think) is impossible tongue

That's the joke, Ringo.

This episode also had a hovercar travelling faster than the speed of light, which is also impossible.  Other episodes have had a temperature below absolute zero, which is also impossible, and an engine with 200% fuel efficiency, which is especially impossible.

We are talking about booze that's fatal to anyone besides robots and Billy Dee Williams after all.
SorynArkayn

Bending Unit
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« Reply #211 on: 07-15-2011 09:07 »

I like how we got to see him for the first time out of uniform. He looked quite different to me than expected.

Does mean all robots can take off their uniforms then? I never really thought about it, I thought they were built like that.

Url wearing "streets" was obviously a joke poking fun at Url being a robot built to be a police officer, and yet he's somehow able to change his body when he goes off-duty.

Also, what Url was wearing is obviously an homage to Samuel L Jackson (Google him and check out the most popular pics of him), whom Url's personality was largely based upon. If Zapp Brannigan is "half James T Kirk and half actual William Shatner", then Url is probably "half John Shaft and half Samuel L Jackson".
fryfanSpyOrama

Urban Legend
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« Reply #212 on: 07-16-2011 06:23 »

Awesome episode.  Great callback to the first episode with Fry making pizza delivery to the Crygenics company, Leela's former co-workers and Url and Smitty.  Is Smitty really gone?  It was greta to finally see some more development with Url

This episode is just like my fanfic NNYPD No Clue.  I wrote it years ago

http://www.futurama-madhouse.net/fanfic/nnypdnoclue1.shtml

it also has Fry, along with Leela and Bender becoming cops.

Also, bullets can kill Bender?  In Bendfellas, we see a robot get like a ton of bullets shot at him by the Robot Mafia and it walked away fine.  Bender's a robot, so why would he need a bullet proof vest?

Fnord
Starship Captain
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« Reply #213 on: 07-16-2011 07:24 »

This episode is just like my fanfic NNYPD No Clue.  I wrote it years ago

You gonna write Matt and Dave and ask for a cut, then?
Svip

DOOP Secretary
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« Reply #214 on: 07-16-2011 10:32 »

I feel better about myself!
UnrealLegend

Space Pope
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« Reply #215 on: 07-16-2011 12:25 »

My favourite of Season 6.5 so far smile
Now I really want moar URL big grin
SpaceGoldfish fromWazn

Urban Legend
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« Reply #216 on: 07-16-2011 19:42 »

Very mediocre episode for me.  The only thing i liked about it was Chief O Manahan, who is probably the best new character we've seen so far.   Everything else about it really chafed my vulva.
flesheatingbull

Starship Captain
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« Reply #217 on: 07-16-2011 20:02 »

A proof goes like this, if its 50 proof its 25% alky by volume. The most you can possibly have is 199 proof, which is 99.5% alky by volume. You cannot achieve 200 proof since alky absorbs moisture from the air. So 210 proof isn't possible sine it would be 105% alky by volume. I know too much about the hooch.

that's what made it funny!

btw, i love the name of it. Maltese Liquor.
hobbitboy

Sir Rank-a-Lot
Urban Legend
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« Reply #218 on: 07-17-2011 13:56 »

OMG!!!  eek  I've only just got the pun in the name Maltese Liquor!  [hangs head in shame]  no no

Don't hate me, Trinity.  I'm just the messenger.
Pickles
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« Reply #219 on: 07-17-2011 22:44 »

Solid episode, but the whole pizza thing was odd... If I make a prank pizza call and have the pizza delivered to my house, then laugh in the pizza guys face, I'm pretty sure I would have to pay for it anyway... making the prank utterly pointless.

I found it very interesting how capable Fry was as a police officer. Not a complaint, just sorta funny.
DannyJC13

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« Reply #220 on: 07-17-2011 22:46 »

Solid episode, but the whole pizza thing was odd... If I make a prank pizza call and have the pizza delivered to my house, then laugh in the pizza guys face, I'm pretty sure I would have to pay for it anyway... making the prank utterly pointless.

The joke was that it was a re-make of the Cold Opening from the Pilot...
Pickles
Crustacean
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« Reply #221 on: 07-17-2011 23:00 »

Yeah that was obvious, doesn't make the prank thing any less odd.
Aki

Professor
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« Reply #222 on: 07-17-2011 23:49 »

Solid episode, but the whole pizza thing was odd... If I make a prank pizza call and have the pizza delivered to my house, then laugh in the pizza guys face, I'm pretty sure I would have to pay for it anyway... making the prank utterly pointless.

Sometimes a cartoon is just a cartoon, and the rule of funny goes above all else. For the same reason, Fry doesn't die when he's run over by a bus.
SorynArkayn

Bending Unit
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« Reply #223 on: 07-18-2011 03:17 »

Solid episode, but the whole pizza thing was odd... If I make a prank pizza call and have the pizza delivered to my house, then laugh in the pizza guys face, I'm pretty sure I would have to pay for it anyway... making the prank utterly pointless.

A pizza delivery boy can't make anyone pay for a pizza roll eyes, even if someone was dumb enough to prank call a pizza to themself, like in this episode. The customer has the right to refuse payment for all sorts of reasons, such as if it arrives late or cold or it isn't what they ordered, or if they didn't order a pizza at all.

The worst that could happen is that the pizza place could "blacklist" you and not deliver to your address and/or phone number anymore. But that would be rare, especially if you're a frequent customer.

Sometimes a cartoon is just a cartoon, and the rule of funny goes above all else. For the same reason, Fry doesn't die when he's run over by a bus.

Fry was hit by a hover bus, he wasn't run over by a wheeled bus, which makes a small difference. Also, Fry has survived much worse.
jeepdavetj

Starship Captain
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« Reply #224 on: 07-18-2011 05:17 »

Oh, I know the proof joke was what made it funny, I was just pointin it out. tongue
Aki

Professor
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« Reply #225 on: 07-18-2011 14:04 »

Sometimes a cartoon is just a cartoon, and the rule of funny goes above all else. For the same reason, Fry doesn't die when he's run over by a bus.

Fry was hit by a hover bus, he wasn't run over by a wheeled bus, which makes a small difference. Also, Fry has survived much worse.

Fry having survived much worse really only strengthens my original point.
SorynArkayn

Bending Unit
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« Reply #226 on: 07-18-2011 20:28 »

Sometimes a cartoon is just a cartoon, and the rule of funny goes above all else. For the same reason, Fry doesn't die when he's run over by a bus.

Fry was hit by a hover bus, he wasn't run over by a wheeled bus, which makes a small difference. Also, Fry has survived much worse.

Fry having survived much worse really only strengthens my original point.

I wasn't disagreeing with you per se, just pointing out that Fry wasn't "run over" by the hover bus in the traditional sense of the term.
Aki

Professor
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« Reply #227 on: 07-18-2011 22:43 »

Yes, I know. I miswrote.
wowbagger

Delivery Boy
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« Reply #228 on: 07-22-2011 17:51 »

I was thoroughly disappointed that Roberto made an appearance but didn't perform his hilarious catch-phrase:

HAA!! HAAA!!!
meisterPOOP

Professor
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« Reply #229 on: 07-28-2011 16:56 »

'D Frosted Wang', NOW it get it!

HaHaHaHa..Ha.
deliveryboyman

Poppler
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« Reply #230 on: 07-29-2011 11:18 »

This was only an okay episode. It had some funny parts, but it kinda bothered me how Fry had to switch jobs to facilitate this episode's plot. (I mentioned that in the review thread for All The Presidents' Heads as well.)

Fry and Url made a great crime-fighting duo -- although it seemed strange to see Fry portrayed as a super-cop hero, like that light cycle stunt. I like Fry better when he tries to be the hero, but messes up, like when he rode the Scooty Puff Jr. in The Why of Fry, or wore his jetback upside-down in The Sting. That's when Fry is at his funniest, and why I thought Fry was kinda out of character in this episode -- but I understand why.

I read another's comment about Roberto. I agree that I was disappointed that Roberto didn't use his stabbing catch phrase when he stabbed Dr. Zoidberg.

The meta-joke about executive producers and Fry being promoted to "Executive Delivery Boy" was kinda a soft ending.
Solid Gold Bender

Urban Legend
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« Reply #231 on: 12-09-2011 00:55 »
« Last Edit on: 12-10-2011 03:41 »

I found episode to be very entertaining. I loved all the spoofs, the set-up the jokes, the chief, and the schrodinger's box reference.

9/10
futurefreak

salutatory committee member
Moderator
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« Reply #232 on: 12-21-2011 19:07 »
« Last Edit on: 12-21-2011 19:19 »

Watching this one right now, number 3 on the DVD...I remember this was one of my favorites this season and I still very much like it. I just wish they weren't so pressed for time so they could do more scenes at the Police Academy, like is War is the H Word when they showed scenes of Fry and his mates preparing as a soldier.

I love how Leela and Bender have nothing in commone without Fry hahah. Excellent touch.
SpaceGoldfish fromWazn

Urban Legend
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« Reply #233 on: 12-22-2011 04:23 »

"So... you're a robot?"

*disgusted sigh*
Mr_HJB

Crustacean
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« Reply #234 on: 12-27-2011 23:42 »

I thought this was a great episode.  The references to today were completely tolerable, Circuit City was fantastic and (surprisingly) didn't bug me as much as I initially thought it would.  I got a great kick out of Schrodinger's Cat bit, as it was a great and clever play on both the person they arrested and his attempt to get them to not look in the box.

I'm mixed on the chief.  On one hand I found her hilarious and her lines great, at other times I felt it was just a bit too much, if that makes sense?  However, URL's monologue about him and the chief, in which you realize he was the submissive one in it got a chortle out of me.  I also just liked the extensive use of the character in this episode.  Some great lines and delivery from him.

The Future Divison may have been a reference to a modern age movie, but it was done well and Pickles was laugh worthy.  I also loved the interaction between the LEO's and the display images.  Especially when Fry is rewinding and URL joins in, funny stuff.

I do feel bad for Fry though, he was actually a darn good cop...by Futurama standards anyways.  It was kinda nice to see this guy excel at something.
spira

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #235 on: 12-28-2011 00:34 »

I think the ending of this episode is particularly masterful. I didn't see much of it coming, which was really nice the first time I watched it.

Schrodinger was funny, though a little drawn out. It was a clever idea, but they milked it too much. "Look, a nerd joke! Let's make it really long and hope they don't notice the dumb pop culture references."
UnrealLegend

Space Pope
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« Reply #236 on: 12-28-2011 01:10 »
« Last Edit on: 12-28-2011 01:11 »

Law and Oracle is still one of my favourites from 6B.

The plot sounds pretty dumb and Simpsons-y on paper, but they executed it brilliantly.

What I liked:

-The circuit city segment. The animation was superb.
-The Chief. She's a really strange character, and I mean that in the best way possible.
-URL. They used him so well, and he made a great partner for Fry.
-The awkwardness between Leela and Bender. "So... you're a robot?"  laff
-Amy impersonating the Professor.
-HedonismBot wasn't just randomly thrown in there like they usually did with him in 6A. He actually had a good role here.
-Bender spraying the whipped cream on Fry's visor.  laff
-I loved the part where Bender smacks the dog with the steak, and then goes on to eat it. (The steak that is.  shifty )
-The Avatar references. I'm not the biggest fan of Avatar, but I liked how they were mostly making fun of 3D rather than the movie. I don't think this part of the episode will start feeling dated, because it's funny even if you haven't seen it.

What I didn't like:
-The gag where they threw the lightsabres into the air... it seemed so... predictable and unfunny.
-I wasn't really a huge fan of the SP3K callback. It seemed a bit forced. "You stink loser" isn't something Zoidberg would normally say. Also, I don't buy the fact that Planet Express has been delivering a pizza every week for ten years. I thought they only just made their 100th delivery?

Anyway, this a great episode. 9/10 from me.
Inquisitor Hein
Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #237 on: 12-28-2011 01:13 »

-The Chief. She's a really strange character, and I mean that in the best way possible.

A pity they didn't get Leslie Easterbrook to voice her.
Maybe they should have checked before which of the Police Academy actors they could get for voice acting, and then model the chief after him/her.
DannyJC13

DOOP Secretary
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« Reply #238 on: 12-28-2011 14:43 »

"You stink loser" isn't something Zoidberg would normally say.

"Screw you!" - Zoidberg in Less than Hero.
spira

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #239 on: 12-28-2011 21:22 »

I agree that the Avatar reference was actually pretty funny, cos it was more a joke about 3D than about Avatar. Bender's "Then you should have had two eyes!" line was classic.

I did like the SP3K callback, though you bring up a good point about the 100th delivery. Hmm. But I thought it was funny and appropriate to an episode in which Fry leaves his dead-end job, as he did in the pilot.
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