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Mr_HJB

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« Reply #240 on: 12-28-2011 23:59 »

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

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

Also from Zoidberg: "Your music sucks and you should feel bad!" - Devil's Hands.

I don't think Zoidberg saying anything is typically out of character for him, since he's so polarized anyways.
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #241 on: 12-29-2011 00:20 »

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

"Screw you!" - Zoidberg in Less than Hero.
The reason that was funny is because he was off-camera and it was the first time he said anything like that. Repeating a similar joke isn't a good idea.
Solid Gold Bender

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« Reply #242 on: 12-29-2011 06:18 »

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

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

Also from Zoidberg: "Your music sucks and you should feel bad!" - Devil's Hands.

I don't think Zoidberg saying anything is typically out of character for him, since he's so polarized anyways.

"Your musics bad and you should feel bad!" wink
DannyJC13

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« Reply #243 on: 12-29-2011 11:58 »

"Your music sucks and you should feel bad!"

Your quoting skills are bad and you should feel bad!
Mr_HJB

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« Reply #244 on: 12-29-2011 12:29 »

"Your music sucks and you should feel bad!"

Your quoting skills are bad and you should feel bad!

I knew that was coming...It didn't feel right when I posted it but I went ahead and did it anyways, cause that's what Fry would have done.  Assuming he could have figured out how to do this anyways.
Solid Gold Bender

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« Reply #245 on: 12-29-2011 14:44 »

It's ok, we all make mistakes, after all, your only robot. wink
mattchoo8008

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« Reply #246 on: 12-31-2011 07:56 »

Law and Oracle was one of the greatest episodes that I've seen. It show how cool it would be if you became a cop in the future. I also liked how the Oracle was wrong when he made his prediction.
Solid Gold Bender

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« Reply #247 on: 12-31-2011 08:01 »
« Last Edit on: 01-03-2012 00:08 »

We all want to be future cops, but yes, a triumph of Futurama humor at it's best.

Plus this scene that I didn't catch before (Mattchoo8008 sent it to my email, nice catch!) :
Scrappylive

Professor
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« Reply #248 on: 01-30-2012 03:08 »

I've seen this episode a few times now and I can definitely enjoy the cool storyline (how awesome was that when the laser bounced off of the invisible safe) and the fun jokes. The first time I watched this episode, though, I couldn't even finish it. It probably didn't help that I haven't seen most of the films they parodied in this one, but mostly it was because of Chief O'Mannahan. I seem to be alone in this, but I really find her to be way over the top. This may sound petty, but I would really enjoy this episode SOO much more without her, or if she were reduced drastically. The fewer uterus/birth jokes, the better. Other than her, though, this is a really fine episode.
DannyJC13

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« Reply #249 on: 01-30-2012 17:12 »

I have never turned off an episode because of a character... Not even for Cubert, Susan or the Queen...
Scrappylive

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« Reply #250 on: 01-30-2012 18:27 »

I love Cubert!

But with this episode, the first half was so Chief O'Mannahan-heavy that I couldn't take it. The parts of the episode I really like are without her, and that is mostly the later part.
DannyJC13

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« Reply #251 on: 01-30-2012 18:30 »

Bit extreme, but okay...
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #252 on: 01-30-2012 23:31 »

I thought she was pretty funny. Not someone I want to see return often though. I do however, think it's pretty understandable as to why one would dislike her.
Solid Gold Bender

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« Reply #253 on: 01-31-2012 00:50 »

Chief O'Manahan is a great character. She was extremely hilarious, and has such a unique personality, that I'm sure we'll see her again! big grin
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #254 on: 01-31-2012 01:56 »

I'm sure we will; but I'm hoping we won't. She'll get stale very quickly.
Solid Gold Bender

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« Reply #255 on: 02-01-2012 18:28 »

Maybe just 20 second cameos, like the deleted scene from Ocw. Watch it, and you'll see what I mean.
Scrappylive

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« Reply #256 on: 02-01-2012 21:43 »

You know, I watched this episode again last night. I fast-forwarded through the O'Mannahan parts and it was a much better episode for it.

I also watched the commentary for the episode in the whole. DXC said they were debating how masculine or feminine to go with O'Mannahan. He claimed they decided not to go over the top with the masculinity, but I couldn't disagree more...
Solid Gold Bender

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« Reply #257 on: 02-01-2012 21:49 »

You're retarded...

How can you not like O'Manahan?! She's a great character who carved out some of the best jokes of the episode! no no
Scrappylive

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« Reply #258 on: 02-01-2012 21:53 »

Negatory... I believe this is one of those few instances where I am right and everybody else in the world is wrong. :P

Like I said before, the fewer uterus/birth/PMS jokes, the better. Besides, she was a very flat character. Because of her lines, 10-20% of the episode was basically the same joke in a different form. "Oh, I get it! She's a masculine woman... just like in her last 20 jokes..."
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #259 on: 02-01-2012 23:45 »

Oh really? Guys like you really bust her uterus.

Seriously though, this is a great episode. I don't think the chief is a bad character, but I don't wanna see her again either, at least not in a major role.
Scrappylive

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« Reply #260 on: 02-01-2012 23:48 »

Well, I can agree with you on that. Bender and Fry provide a crapton of great jokes and other moments in this episode. And the Schrödinger's cat bit shows that they are still using witty humor and math jokes.
Solid Gold Bender

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« Reply #261 on: 02-02-2012 01:48 »

Oh really? Guys like you really bust her uterus.

Seriously though, this is a great episode. I don't think the chief is a bad character, but I don't wanna see her again either, at least not in a major role.

Even if you don't want to see her again, you still have to admit how funny she was in this episode.
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #262 on: 02-02-2012 03:43 »

Oh yeah, I thought she was a great character actually. But what more can they do with her? It's not like the show needs another police officer. And uterus jokes can't go very far.
TheMadCapper

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« Reply #263 on: 02-02-2012 18:12 »

O'Manahan made me laugh. I thought she was very funny, lampooning a long-standing character archetype that was ripe for it. SO many shows and movies portray police chiefs as serious, tough-talking older men. When you do get a variation on this, it's to make the character female. Even in funny shows like Psych and Castle, the chief is almost never funny.
Solid Gold Bender

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« Reply #264 on: 02-02-2012 23:56 »

O'Manahan made me laugh. I thought she was very funny, lampooning a long-standing character archetype that was ripe for it. SO many shows and movies portray police chiefs as serious, tough-talking older men. When you do get a variation on this, it's to make the character female. Even in funny shows like Psych and Castle, the chief is almost never funny.

One of the many reasons for the early success of The Simpsons was because it broke soggy sitcom constraints. It didn't have to have every character act like they should. (Smoking teachers, Chief Wiggum, Dumb Safety Inspectors, etc.) This led to plenty of funny moments, moments that led to the show's peak of success. Once this ability started being used incorrectly, the show's quality and humor decreased...frown

This is a good example of that Simpson's charm in Futurama. The humor is changing...frown...smile...big grin...red face...
DannyJC13

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« Reply #265 on: 02-03-2012 17:17 »

To be honest, I laugh just as much at the new eps as I did at the old. Which is not at all.

Nah kidding, but yeah, the humour is different, but that's not a bad thing.
Solid Gold Bender

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« Reply #266 on: 02-03-2012 21:37 »

The show's getting older, so there's nothing wrong with it. As long as it doesn't get obnoxious...

My only fear is if we can hit another prime like we did in Seasons 3 and 4...confused Maybe Season 7 will be that prime!
Scrappylive

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« Reply #267 on: 02-03-2012 22:23 »

My only fear

You fear another prime? :P
Solid Gold Bender

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« Reply #268 on: 02-03-2012 22:30 »

The show's getting older, so there's nothing wrong with it. As long as it doesn't get obnoxious...

My only fear is if we can hit another prime like we did in Seasons 3 and 4...confused Maybe Season 7 will be that prime!

I'm fearing that we might not. It's a little hard to infer, but that's how I meant it. I really need to work on how referable my posts are...hmpf
Scrappylive

Professor
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« Reply #269 on: 02-03-2012 22:32 »

I know what you meant. I was just poking fun.
Solid Gold Bender

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« Reply #270 on: 02-03-2012 22:34 »

I know, but I don't like to look like a pompous buffoon! wink
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #271 on: 02-04-2012 00:19 »

My only fear

You fear another prime? :P

Yes. Optimus. He could kick any one of our asses.
Fnord
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« Reply #272 on: 02-04-2012 07:35 »

The show's getting older, so there's nothing wrong with it. As long as it doesn't get obnoxious...

My only fear is if we can hit another prime like we did in Seasons 3 and 4...confused Maybe Season 7 will be that prime!

Four isn't prime ...
Scrappylive

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« Reply #273 on: 02-04-2012 08:02 »
« Last Edit on: 02-05-2012 10:06 »

What is, Fnord? You left a rather dry and empty comment there.
Fnord
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« Reply #274 on: 02-05-2012 09:40 »

Sorry. Four isn't prime, because 4 = 2 x 2.
Scrappylive

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« Reply #275 on: 02-05-2012 10:06 »

Ahh, a math joke. I seem to have forgotten I was on a Futurama message board.
Fnord
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« Reply #276 on: 02-06-2012 06:53 »

And it wasn't really that good of one.
Scrappylive

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« Reply #277 on: 02-06-2012 07:54 »
« Last Edit on: 02-06-2012 08:50 »

Nonsense. If I didn't like obscure jokes, I wouldn't watch Futurama. It would have been easier/more effective to community in person rather than in text, though.
Fnord
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« Reply #278 on: 03-03-2012 08:27 »

  • On second viewing, I'm somewhat annoyed with how Pickles didn't predict the plan. Why couldn't he foresee that they were planning to set the whole thing up? And what the frack is the deal with a "prediction-safe glass"? That feels a little cheap, doesn't it? This didn't annoy me on first view, but on second...
On watching the episode again, this bothered me as well. Pickles certainly would know that he would get caught, right? I mean, they lower the prediction-proof glass, so he should be able to see to the future to that point, as well.

The only real way out of this is that Pickles really did want to get caught; he didn't want to kill Fry (or whatever) after all.

This episode also reminds of Red Dwarf's "Cassandra" episode, in that both characters knew they were eventually going to die and were unable to stop it.
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #279 on: 03-03-2012 11:46 »
« Last Edit on: 03-03-2012 11:47 »


The only real way out of this is that Pickles really did want to get caught; he didn't want to kill Fry (or whatever) after all.


I think this is quite possible. After all, he's a robot, so I doubt he'd really care about 20ish measly years in prison in exchange for killing his brain cells with a really complex and confusing plan.
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