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SpaceGoldfish fromWazn

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« Reply #120 on: 08-05-2011 06:04 »
« Last Edit on: 08-05-2011 06:09 by SpaceGoldfishfromWazn »


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Or sunglasses encrusted with crystals.  Or a hat with a lobster on it.  Or a dress made of geometric origami flowers... I could go on.  

Hell, if you watch Bend Her, and see Leela's disguise at the wedding, she's a dead ringer for Lady Gaga, despite the episode coming out YEARS before she made her musical debut.

Seriously, I don't really care for Lady Gaga (personally I think she tries way too hard to be seen as eccentric), but I think there are much cleverer and funnier ways you can drop someone in that 31st century, when that person is someone who purposely makes herself resemble a futuristic transvestite hookerbot.  Hell, half the people in the People Hose are wearing something she probably has hanging up in her wardrobe.

That could actually be a good way to work in Gaga references- have people wearing her outfits in the future. A meat dress would be immediately recognizable, and suitably weird.

Plus since a lot of people dress outlandishly in the future, I can imagine the 31st century Gaga or David Bowie or Grace Jones being considered "eccentric" or "over the top" or "attention seeking" because he/she wears jeans and a t shirt or a floral print dress, instead of a gyroscope hat and a skirt that looks like the solar system.  
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« Reply #121 on: 08-05-2011 06:25 »

Obviously, Gaga is a time-traveler from the future.
SuperChick

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« Reply #122 on: 08-07-2011 04:48 »

I have to say that Mobius Dick was BY FAR the worst episode ever!!  It was awful, it wasn't funny & it made absolutely no sense.  There are so many "bermuda triangle" jokes that they could have made, but they went with a pirate themed Moby Dick remake?

FAIL
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« Reply #123 on: 08-07-2011 05:19 »

I think it "making no sense" is a problem with you rather than the episode given that you're the only person that seems to have that complaint.
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« Reply #124 on: 08-07-2011 05:36 »

I think it "making no sense" is a problem with you rather than the episode given that you're the only person that seems to have that complaint.

Maybe, I still didn't like it though.  And I'm not the only one to have rated it 1 out of 10.
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« Reply #125 on: 08-07-2011 05:45 »

Ooh, controversial!
What about the episode didn't make sense? Also, there is never anything wrong with a pirate-themed ANYTHING. In fact, pirate themes are always SO right.
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« Reply #126 on: 08-07-2011 06:08 »

Well, normaly I do love pirates.  But this time, it just didn't do it for me.  And when the ship sprouted sails I thought it was pretty weird.  And not in a funny way, at least not to me.  And Leela's obsessiveness was really over the top to me. 

IDK, maybe I didn't give it a fair shot.  I DID watch it after getting in from work at 3AM.  But on the other hand, I like alot of the eps that other people hate.  Except the holiday ones, they were awful.
SpaceGoldfish fromWazn

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« Reply #127 on: 08-07-2011 06:12 »

Obviously, Gaga is a time-traveler from the future.

I think of her as being the fourth dimensional daughter of Shub Niggurat and the Cloverfields monster. 

I have to admit, I really was disappointed by Mobius Dick, after really anticipating the storyline and the rave reviews.  I keep thinking Im missing something, even after watching it twice. It just didnt have as many jokes as I thought it would, whilst the bits with the whale were awesome.
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« Reply #128 on: 08-07-2011 06:14 »

I have to say that Mobius Dick was BY FAR the worst episode ever!!  It was awful, it wasn't funny & it made absolutely no sense.  There are so many "bermuda triangle" jokes that they could have made, but they went with a pirate themed Moby Dick remake?

FAIL
So you're complaining about things not making sense in universe where robots run on alcohol, Scientists have increased the speed of light, and the code to time travel is tattooed on a delivery boy's ass? That doesn't make sense at all...
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« Reply #129 on: 08-07-2011 06:19 »

I have to admit, I really was disappointed by Mobius Dick, after really anticipating the storyline and the rave reviews.  I keep thinking Im missing something, even after watching it twice. It just didnt have as many jokes as I thought it would, whilst the bits with the whale were awesome.

There probably were fewer jokes, but I thought that the ones that they did get in there were hilarious. I loved Fry thinking Pinocchio was a bible character, Zoidberg's hair, Zoidberg having friends (and apparently a former lover), and Amy's 'poon.
SuperChick

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« Reply #130 on: 08-07-2011 06:25 »

Okay, Amy's 'poon was pretty hilarious.  But I didn't realize my opinion would cause so much controversy!
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« Reply #131 on: 08-07-2011 06:43 »

I have to say that Mobius Dick was BY FAR the worst episode ever!!  It was awful, it wasn't funny & it made absolutely no sense.  There are so many "bermuda triangle" jokes that they could have made, but they went with a pirate themed Moby Dick remake?

FAIL
So you're complaining about things not making sense in universe where robots run on alcohol, Scientists have increased the speed of light, and the code to time travel is tattooed on a delivery boy's ass? That doesn't make sense at all...

I don't mind things that don't make sense when it's funny.  When it's not, I just find it irritating.
SpaceGoldfish fromWazn

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« Reply #132 on: 08-07-2011 06:47 »

I have to admit, I really was disappointed by Mobius Dick, after really anticipating the storyline and the rave reviews.  I keep thinking Im missing something, even after watching it twice. It just didnt have as many jokes as I thought it would, whilst the bits with the whale were awesome.

There probably were fewer jokes, but I thought that the ones that they did get in there were hilarious. I loved Fry thinking Pinocchio was a bible character, Zoidberg's hair, Zoidberg having friends (and apparently a former lover), and Amy's 'poon.

She has the poon!  My favorite joke was Leela muttering: "If I move the compass like this, maybe it will somehow kill the whale!"
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« Reply #133 on: 08-07-2011 06:50 »
« Last Edit on: 08-07-2011 06:52 »

Okay, Amy's 'poon was pretty hilarious.  But I didn't realize my opinion would cause so much controversy!

I was teasing about your opinion being controversial. It kind of is, but I promise I'm not trying to hound you over it. I was just curious. Your opinion is different from     most of the opinions I've seen so far, and I was curious why you think the way you do.

Also, welcome to PEEL! I should also mention that double-posting isn't allowed. Please don't hurt me.
SuperChick

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« Reply #134 on: 08-07-2011 06:52 »
« Last Edit on: 08-07-2011 06:53 »

Okay, Amy's 'poon was pretty hilarious.  But I didn't realize my opinion would cause so much controversy!

I was teasing about your opinion being controversial. It kind of is, but I promise I'm not trying to hound you over it. I was just curious. Your opinion is different from     most of the opinions I've seen so far, and I was curious why you think the way you do.

LOL, I guess I just have a different sense of humor than most of you guys!  Sorry about the double post
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« Reply #135 on: 08-07-2011 13:37 »

I have to say that Mobius Dick was BY FAR the worst episode ever!!  It was awful, it wasn't funny & it made absolutely no sense.  There are so many "bermuda triangle" jokes that they could have made, but they went with a pirate themed Moby Dick remake?

FAIL

You’re entitled to your opinion, but it’s bad and you should feel bad...

I think it "making no sense" is a problem with you rather than the episode given that you're the only person that seems to have that complaint.

Maybe, I still didn't like it though.  And I'm not the only one to have rated it 1 out of 10.

One of those was meant to be 10/10 but Nibblonian Leader accidentally voted 1/10...
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« Reply #136 on: 08-07-2011 14:23 »

Okay what's with all the underage assholes entering PEEL? Who the fuck didn't like this ep?! I bet SuperChick is one of those who likes crappy eps with fart jokes in it and crap. no no
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« Reply #137 on: 08-07-2011 14:29 »

Okay what's with all the underage assholes entering PEEL?

DannyJC13, Age:   14... shifty
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« Reply #138 on: 08-07-2011 14:29 »

But I don't act like one.




Do I...?
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« Reply #139 on: 08-07-2011 15:18 »

That depends on if your post was meant to be ironic or not.
SuperChick

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« Reply #140 on: 08-07-2011 21:22 »
« Last Edit on: 08-07-2011 22:05 »

Okay what's with all the underage assholes entering PEEL? Who the fuck didn't like this ep?! I bet SuperChick is one of those who likes crappy eps with fart jokes in it and crap. no no

I'm 30 for the record.  And practically old enough to be your mom.  So settle down, son.    no no
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« Reply #141 on: 08-07-2011 22:20 »

Okay what's with all the underage assholes entering PEEL? Who the fuck didn't like this ep?! I bet SuperChick is one of those who likes crappy eps with fart jokes in it and crap. no no

I'm 30 for the record.  And practically old enough to be your mom.  So settle down, son.    no no
If you were his mum you would be on MTV by now.....
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« Reply #142 on: 08-07-2011 22:25 »

And when the ship sprouted sails I thought it was pretty weird.

They're explicitely mentioned as being a backup drive mechanism - Solar Sails. The joke here is that they do make the ship look like an 18th-Century whaler, and they're going after a space-whale. It's a fairly predictable outcome, really... if you know Futurama and TVtropes at all well.

I'm 30 for the record.

The real question isn't how old you are, it's how hot you are. If you're hot, you can probably get away with having a ridiculous opinion. If you're not, then you may well find yourself fighting a losing battle when it comes to panning good episodes based on your own lack of understanding.

IMO, this doesn't deserve to be on anybody's "worst" list. It's one of the few decent episodes (all too few) in Season 6B so far. There have been some truly shockingly bad ones like Yo Leela Leela, and it's episodes like this that help to keep the show's main fanbase (sci-fi loving nerds) interested.

So far I have to say that 6B has been a disappointment overall. Benderama and Neutopia are rewatchable, but not brilliant, Ghost in the Machines is funny, but Bender's characterisation is irritating, and the premise is messy. Law and Oracle is funny, but relies on Fry making a rather out-of-character decision (and screws a little with continuity merely for the sake of a couple of jokes). TSOTC was an unusual episode. I still don't know if I love it yet, and All the President's Heads was distinctly meh in parts. It could've been a lot better. So far, Mobius Dick has been the only episode that's not diasappointed me (I had low expectations for it, but it was a pleasant surprise).

The last four episodes of 6B have some serious ground to make up with me, and if they don't, then I don't know if I'll be able to be excited (or if I'll even bother watching) the next season after that. I mean, there's only so much average television I can watch before I get the urge to stop watching TV altogether.

Oh wait, that's right, I've already quit watching TV, save for Futurama, Doctor Who, and maybe the next season of The Venture Bros. Because of all the low-quality programming and the fact that the internet is so much more engaging.
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« Reply #143 on: 08-07-2011 22:51 »
« Last Edit on: 08-07-2011 23:00 »

I'm 30 for the record.  And practically old enough to be your mom.  So settle down, son.    no no

Screw you I don't give a shit if you're 30 or 13 I'll speak whenever the hell I want to to whoever the hell I want to.
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« Reply #144 on: 08-07-2011 22:52 »

Okay what's with all the underage assholes entering PEEL?

DannyJC13, Age:   14... shifty

But I don't act like one.




Do I...?
SuperChick

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« Reply #145 on: 08-07-2011 23:05 »

Okay what's with all the underage assholes entering PEEL?

DannyJC13, Age:   14... shifty

But I don't act like one.




Do I...?

exactly
SpaceGoldfish fromWazn

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« Reply #146 on: 08-07-2011 23:10 »
« Last Edit on: 08-07-2011 23:22 by SpaceGoldfishfromWazn »

Are people honestly arguing over different opinions on here?  Some people like it, some people don't.  It really bothers me when people take differing opinions as personal attacks.
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« Reply #147 on: 08-07-2011 23:12 »

You can't stop me from coming on this site.
SpaceGoldfish fromWazn

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« Reply #148 on: 08-07-2011 23:20 »
« Last Edit on: 08-07-2011 23:24 by SpaceGoldfishfromWazn »

Also... I think we can all agree that 6B was pretty meh, and that Mobius Dick was at the very least, one of the better episodes here.  I would say its probably my second favorite, after Neutopia.  It didnt really make me laugh, but hey, fourth dimensional space whale.  My other second favorite was Yo Leela Leela, simply because the first act had some of the funniest jokes of the season (Popular Slut Club, Rusty the Organ Harvesting Clown and "I'm going to need that pen back."
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« Reply #149 on: 08-07-2011 23:24 »

Also... I think we can all agree that 6B was pretty meh, 

Um, it's not even over. hmpf
SpaceGoldfish fromWazn

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« Reply #150 on: 08-07-2011 23:30 »

Also... I think we can all agree that 6B was pretty meh, 

Um, it's not even over. hmpf

So far.    Unless all the awesome episodes are clumped together at the end, instead of being spaced out like 6A's were.
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« Reply #151 on: 08-08-2011 00:22 »

Some of 6B has been very weak, but I blame Comedy Central for airing them out of order. If they'd have stuck to the production order then Möbius Dick would have been the second ep of 6B, and The Tip of The Zoidberg would have also been aired by now (one which I think sounds quite promising)...

Also, as pointed out 6B isn’t over yet, and all the ones left sound like brilliant episodes (when I say brilliant I mean like Möbius Dick which is a great ep). It wouldn’t be fair to judge it as a whole at this point...
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« Reply #152 on: 08-08-2011 01:49 »

The back end of 6B does seem to be where all the juicy episodes are hiding. Overclockwise is going to be this run's The Late Philip J. Fry, and Reincarnation also looks really strong.
I also have high hopes for The Tip of the Zoidberg and Cold Warriors -more so than I did for most of the episodes that have already aired.
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« Reply #153 on: 08-08-2011 04:03 »
« Last Edit on: 08-08-2011 04:05 by SpaceGoldfishfromWazn »

Thats true, I am assuming that the money shots are being saved for the end.  

I am hoping we'll see another Mom episode soon.  She was completely wasted in the sub par AotKA episode.  Why would she go through all that bother to make people buy a new Eye Phone that they were going to rush out and buy anyway?  The twit worm should have been an a plot, rather then an anticlimactical b plot.

(I'm also sorry they threw away Amy's tiny phone, since I think her actually swallowing onscreen it could have had a lot of comic potential, that is if a lot of creepy vore fetishists didn't end up ruining it, like rule 34ers always do.  No offense Freako.)
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« Reply #154 on: 08-08-2011 05:22 »

It really bothers me when people take differing opinions as personal attacks.

That opinion differs from mine! Stop attacking me, you mean meanie pants! cry
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« Reply #155 on: 08-08-2011 17:35 »

While a good rewatch after at least a few months normally takes away the hate for episodes for me, im afraid i just can't apply this to Bendin In the Wind. I single it out because rewatching it made me realise that Futurama wasn't free from boring, pedestrian plots that feel as far removed from SCI FI comedy as you can get. The whole idea of Futurama is that its comedy with a solid sci core and i can just see this plot working just as fine in the Simpsons - Surely the lowest insult there is.
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« Reply #156 on: 08-08-2011 17:37 »

But it was futuristic-y... Heads-in-jars singing, robots singing, broken robots, showing people from the future about the past (the minivan)...
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« Reply #157 on: 08-08-2011 17:46 »

But it was futuristic-y... Heads-in-jars singing, robots singing, broken robots, showing people from the future about the past (the minivan)...

Close. "Bender Homer suffers an injury and is inspired to put on a concert for other injured robots Nucleur plant workers who have suffered terrible injuries from working with radioactive waste.'' What i mean was that the plot was pretty easy to achieve without the future setting, It's just a previously established futuristic character is used instead. Althought i must admit i was a bit embarrassed to have forgotten that one of the key parts of the plot was fry showing everyone a part of the past, I'll give it that as that was pretty cool smile
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« Reply #158 on: 08-08-2011 17:46 »

Kind of like Yo Leela Leela.
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« Reply #159 on: 08-08-2011 17:51 »

Kind of like Yo Leela Leela.

Yo Leela Leela is one of the episodes that most benifits from a rewatch. You have to consider that all of us are watching new episodes with incredibly high expectations that were set due to Futurama normal standard. When an episode comes along which is not what we are used to, isnt hugely funny, and is kinda one dimensional then out comes rage. If you watch it again a bit more relaxed, not watching a poor quality stream at 3am (if you aren't in America you see) then its much more forgiving and just seems like an averge epsisode, nothing special.
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