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SolidSnake

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« Reply #120 on: 07-23-2011 20:59 »

Sure T.V shows have bad episodes, but these are just too much! 3 or 4 terrible episodes in one season.............think about it. do the math. If it goes on like this NEXT YEAR, then it WILL be too many bad episodes to bear!
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« Reply #121 on: 07-23-2011 22:08 »

On a sidenote, did Dwight voice one of those characters in the episode? I thought I heard him once.
I believe he was the sentient soda.
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« Reply #122 on: 07-24-2011 01:18 »

I just rewatched this, and the part where Bender sings during the spinach martini/"Eat your vegetables" song made me laugh out loud considerably.  Hilarious delivery!
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« Reply #123 on: 07-24-2011 01:50 »

Someone mentioned earlier that it was like watching a kid's show for a half hour and I have to agree. We've already had another episode that involved a character getting their own show (or cameoing in one) and that was Bender Should Not be Allowed on TV, and it even involved Dwight and Cubert. At the time I was borderline thinking THAT was a bit kiddish, but this was very dumb downed for an intelligent audience. Completely forgettable and rightly so, I don't wanna remember anything from this episode.

On a sidenote, did Dwight voice one of those characters in the episode? I thought I heard him once.At the time I was borderline thinking THAT was a bit kiddish, but this was very dumb downed for an intelligent audience. Completely forgettable and rightly so, I don't wanna remember anything from this episode.

On a sidenote, did Dwight voice one of those characters in the episode? I thought I heard him once.



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« Reply #124 on: 07-24-2011 02:36 »

Haha, I hadn't noticed that. My phone puts me in stereo sometimes wtf?
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« Reply #125 on: 07-24-2011 16:27 »

I also found it odd that none of the orphans recognized/went up and hugged former Daddy Bender...seeing as that was a major plot point in the original run in The Cyber Hours Rules.

Continuity seems to only be recognised and utilized when and if the writers feel it should matter now. Originally, Futurama took continuity seriously (as did The Simpsons, once). We had things seen in one episode actually affect the next episodes where appropriate. But now, it seems that continuity is ignored or swept under the rug unless the writers want to point something out.

It's lazy, and it annoys me. There should be a massive continuity bible at the head office, and nothing should be allowed that contradicts it... not without some sort of explanation or background justification.

That's one of the things I loved about Futurama when it began. Continuity was treated as an important aspect of the show, and have I mentioned recently how much of a huge boner I have for proper continuity?

Continuity is important. Consequences and ramifications matter. That's part of what turns a simple comedy cartoon into a series with heart and soul, and Futurama seems to be forgetting this.

I are disappoint.

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« Reply #126 on: 07-24-2011 16:38 »

My review; what a terrible terrible worthless episode. The subject matter and entire plot for this episode was so unnecessary and pointless. At several points during this episode I found myself asking if this was a Simpsons episode they’d forgotten to turn yellow? It felt much more like a modern day Simpsons episode than a Futurama episode. How is a plot like this making use of the future setting of Futurama? Don’t tell me they couldn’t do it on another show because of the other planet, not good enough!...

I was cringing with embarrassment at the crew dressing up as those shitty characters and going along with it. I mean really? What the fuck was I watching? Also did Dr Zoidberg really fit into that costume, or was that meant to be a joke? The Lady Ga Ga joke sucked as well. I’m getting sick of these pop culture references, absolutely sick of them! The whole plot seemed forced to me. It was kind of annoying in the sense that until that Lady Ga Ga joke nothing really misfired, yet it was still so bland and offensive in the most inoffensive way. Having said that the Slurm Queen shouldn’t have been there, stop fucking with past episodes!...

There were a few chuckles to be had, but this really is poor. I was very concerned at the premise, and the preview clip did nothing to reassure me. Sadly this episode was just as bad as I feared. If only Cubert had been there to laugh at them all and poke fun at their ridiculous costumes I might have had something to laugh at. It is still better than Holiday Craptacular, and  not as boring as Bender’s Game, but that’s not hard...

4/10
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« Reply #127 on: 07-24-2011 19:23 »

The Slurm Queen's appearance didn't fuck with past episodes, Otis. It was reasonable she would be there, it's her party (and she'll Slurm people if she wants to). Besides which, she's hidden from the audience at the party. They don't know Slurm is produced in a  colossal worm hiney, remember.

Makes sense they'd use her as a mobile slurm tank to provide fresh addicting slurm to all the folks at the award ceremony they're sponsoring.

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« Reply #128 on: 07-24-2011 19:31 »

I have problems imagining that the Slurm Queen managed to get there unnoticed. Surely there are people working backstage at these kinds of events? Wouldn't they notice something big like that? It's not like most folk wouldn't notice something squirting out Slurm like a green shower...
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« Reply #129 on: 07-24-2011 19:33 »

The Slurm Queen's appearance didn't fuck with past episodes, Otis. It was reasonable she would be there, it's her party (and she'll Slurm people if she wants to). Besides which, she's hidden from the audience at the party. They don't know Slurm is produced in a  colossal worm hiney, remember.

Makes sense they'd use her as a mobile slurm tank to provide fresh addicting slurm to all the folks at the award ceremony they're sponsoring.



Given the effort the Slurm Queen and her crew put in hiding their secret back in Fry and the Slurm Factory, I don't think they'd risk having her so easily exposed should some random kid run on stage and look up, or should some nosy meddlers manage to get backstage. Rationally, she would have just filled up a bunch of large buckets with Slurm before the ceremony. Instead, it seems like the writers asked themselves "Do we go for a funny joke/call-back at the expense of continuity/rational behavior (whatever you want to call it)?". to which they said yes!
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« Reply #130 on: 07-24-2011 21:00 »

It seems to me, on-the-surface, that was a gratutious sight gag using the Slurm Queen in this manner.  I am not saying it was not necessarily appropriate, I understand the rational, however using her in this manner actually made me feel that Futurama somehow cheapened itself.

After all, shouldn't these inside jokes should be about ironies in other segments of our society, not Futurama itself.
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« Reply #131 on: 07-24-2011 21:12 »

Are you saying the joke would have been equally funny had it just been a bucket of Slurm poured over Leela?
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« Reply #132 on: 07-24-2011 21:52 »
« Last Edit on: 07-24-2011 23:43 »

Maybe they didn't need the Slurm at all, though Tickelodian would disagree...I will review the episode when CC reairs it tonight, I need additional perspective.

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« Reply #133 on: 07-24-2011 22:19 »

Are you saying the joke would have been equally funny had it just been a bucket of Slurm poured over Leela?

it wouldn't be funny either way. however, the slurm queen's appearance made no logical sense. as other folks have said, it cheapened an already horrid episode. having slurms mckenzie on the statue was enough of a callback. have the slurm queen there made no sense.

also, did anyone else notice the mess in the first act? leela had a can of slurm at the meeting table. when it went back to her, she had a can of diet slurm. when it went back to her a third time, it was back to regular slurm.

everything about this episode screams MEDIOCRITY!!
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« Reply #134 on: 07-24-2011 23:48 »

I have problems imagining that the Slurm Queen managed to get there unnoticed. Surely there are people working backstage at these kinds of events? Wouldn't they notice something big like that? It's not like most folk wouldn't notice something squirting out Slurm like a green shower...

They've already demonstrated their willingness to go to extreme lengths (perhaps murder) to avoid exposure. Sure, it's not entirely rational. But it doesn't violate continuity.
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« Reply #135 on: 07-24-2011 23:49 »

Are you saying the joke would have been equally funny had it just been a bucket of Slurm poured over Leela?

it wouldn't be funny either way. however, the slurm queen's appearance made no logical sense. as other folks have said, it cheapened an already horrid episode. having slurms mckenzie on the statue was enough of a callback. have the slurm queen there made no sense.

I dunno... I thought the Slurm in the head was a reference to You Can't Do That on Television and other children's shows.  Not a terrible good one, but odd (and I suppose amusing) for it to be done during an awards ceremony.
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« Reply #136 on: 07-25-2011 00:04 »

Indeed. That was my thinking also.
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« Reply #137 on: 07-25-2011 02:23 »

The Slurm Queen's appearance did make sense. It was just a little joke as it referenced the Nickelodeon's Kids Choice Awards.....a lot of celebrities at the awards get what they call "Slimed".
Here's an example:


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« Reply #138 on: 07-25-2011 03:10 »

So did the 'Ghostbusters'.
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« Reply #139 on: 07-25-2011 04:48 »

I have problems imagining that the Slurm Queen managed to get there unnoticed. Surely there are people working backstage at these kinds of events? Wouldn't they notice something big like that? It's not like most folk wouldn't notice something squirting out Slurm like a green shower...
They've already demonstrated their willingness to go to extreme lengths (perhaps murder) to avoid exposure. Sure, it's not entirely rational. But it doesn't violate continuity.

The guy who thinks the Cyronic Woman violated and raped continuity with a chainsaw is defending this crap? Really?!?
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« Reply #140 on: 07-25-2011 04:58 »

I have problems imagining that the Slurm Queen managed to get there unnoticed. Surely there are people working backstage at these kinds of events? Wouldn't they notice something big like that? It's not like most folk wouldn't notice something squirting out Slurm like a green shower...
They've already demonstrated their willingness to go to extreme lengths (perhaps murder) to avoid exposure. Sure, it's not entirely rational. But it doesn't violate continuity.

The guy who thinks the Cyronic Woman violated and raped continuity with a chainsaw is defending this crap? Really?!?

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« Reply #141 on: 07-25-2011 05:27 »

Personally, I still feel that the use of the Slurm Queen, Slurms MacKensie and in general the Slurm Brand at the awards ceremony unappropriate.  I know Slurm represents carbonated soft drinks, and certainly is not a product promoted in this demographic.

Breakfast cereal, perhaps...Macaroni and Cheese, definately...

Had the writers taken better care, this representation would have been much more accurate.

But still, this was a great episode...I gave it an 8/10...And that was my only objection.
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« Reply #142 on: 07-25-2011 06:31 »

I have problems imagining that the Slurm Queen managed to get there unnoticed. Surely there are people working backstage at these kinds of events? Wouldn't they notice something big like that? It's not like most folk wouldn't notice something squirting out Slurm like a green shower...
They've already demonstrated their willingness to go to extreme lengths (perhaps murder) to avoid exposure. Sure, it's not entirely rational. But it doesn't violate continuity.

The guy who thinks the Cyronic Woman violated and raped continuity with a chainsaw is defending this crap? Really?!?

It doesn't actively contradict anything from previous episodes, it doesn't provide any reprecussions that absolutely need to be addressed, and it seems logical to me that the Slurm Queen would occasionally travel off Wormulon to oversee her interests on other worlds. It's not like she's canning Slurm in front of the studio audience. She's there to provide a Slurming for people accepting awards. For all people know, that's all she ever does. Hell, people could be entirely unaware of her existence.

Leela getting Slurmed at an awards ceremony by the giant worm that secretly manufactures a popular drink in her behindus is not on the same level as Fry getting dropped out of a spaceship. Sure, it's not entirely rational. But the episode wasn't entirely (or at all, really) rational.

I'm not defending the episiode. I still dislike it, even after watching it again, but I see no reason for the Slurm Queen's appearance to violate continuity. Sure, I'd've preferred a giant bucket of Slurm, but the queen's appearance can be reasonably accounted for without continuity errors.
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« Reply #143 on: 07-25-2011 06:55 »

I have problems imagining that the Slurm Queen managed to get there unnoticed. Surely there are people working backstage at these kinds of events? Wouldn't they notice something big like that?

Is it my imagination, or was the Slurm Queen a lot smaller than she was in FATSF?
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« Reply #144 on: 07-25-2011 07:01 »

She was very high up.

These are small.

* tnuk points to some model cows.

Those are far away.

* tnuk points to some cows in a distant pasture.
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« Reply #145 on: 07-25-2011 07:34 »
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Leela getting Slurmed at an awards ceremony by the giant worm that secretly manufactures a popular drink in her behindus is not on the same level as Fry getting dropped out of a spaceship. Sure, it's not entirely rational. But the episode wasn't entirely (or at all, really) rational.

I agree with MightyBooshFan91 that it is blatantly hypocritical to "defend" the breach in continuity in this awful episode, while proclaiming that "The Cryonic Woman" is the worst episode ever in your opinion just because Fry gets dropped out of the PlanEx ship at the end.

As I explained previously: Firstly, the extent of Fry's injuries when the Prof dropped him out of the ship were not shown, so you can't assume he was killed. Second, Fry has survived terrible injuries before and after that episode, like the hover-car crash wherein Dr. Zoidberg transplanted Fry's head on Amy's body. Third, Fry and most of the other characters have often suffered serious injuries and been wrapped in bandages or casts, and then appeared fully healed in the next scene, without explanation.

Therefore, Fry surviving the end of TCW is not a breach in continuity.

Whereas this episode does breach continuity by having the Slurm Queen slurm Leela. You can argue that the audience supposedly couldn't see her above the stage or whatever. The fact is that the Slurm Queen tried to kill Fry, Leela, and Bender to protect the secret of Slurm. Considering that the Slurm Queen was willing to commit murder to protect Slurm's disgusting secret, it's ridiculous that the Slurm Queen would risk exposing said secret for such a lame gimmick at an award's show.

This episode's Slurm Queen continuity breach is far worse than TCW's supposed continuity breach. And the Slurm Queen continuity breach is just another reason "Yo Leela Leela" is the worst episode of Futurama ever!
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« Reply #146 on: 07-25-2011 07:38 »

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« Reply #147 on: 07-25-2011 07:52 »

totalnerduk, that gif is as tired, lame, ineffective, and obnoxious as your arguments against "The Cryonic Woman". roll eyes

If anything, it just proves how wrong you are by demonstrating that you're utterly incapable of rationally and maturely defending your opinions and criticisms about TCW's ending.

So go ahead, post your lame gif over and over again -- you're just proving me RIGHT. big grin
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« Reply #148 on: 07-25-2011 07:54 »
« Last Edit on: 07-25-2011 07:55 by totalnerduk »

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« Reply #149 on: 07-25-2011 07:56 »

What, didn't you see the mattress mobile flying at the same speed directly below the Planet Express ship? It was there. Fry wasn't injured at all. This and other things could explain Fry's non-death. Alternatively, he may be a zombie, like Scruffy, now. Farnsworth could easily forget firing him again too.

Slurm Queen's presence also doesn't violate continuity. She can go wherever she wants (for the most part). The slurming was risky, but it is likely that the witnesses were all on her payroll and that she was completely hidden. Holograms have been invented, in case you'd forgotten. A bucket would have been easier though.
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« Reply #150 on: 07-25-2011 09:31 »

I'm new and this is my first review, I'm excited!
At the beginning, I didn't like the episode, I felt it was just a rewrite of The Cyber House rules. I know that it is supposed to make us believe there is continuity in Futurama, but I don't care, I'd rather see a good episode than seeing old unfunny characters.  roll eyes
But the scene where Leela tries to write a story and being interrupted. It was so funny, i laughed for more than two minutes. Then, Leela's story was a little interesting and I loved the song, which is exactly like a real kid song.  big grin
The better part is when we see Leela's show, "Don't lick it" is an awesome song and so funny.  big grin At the awards, we saw the Slurm Queen, even if I don't like that they bring back old characters without reasons, I must admit the Slurm gag was very funny.
I didn't think for a second that Leela stole her stories from a real planet, I found the twist very good.
The ending was great, I liked that it it wasn't a typical ending, Leela felt bad.  love

The new season is better than the old ones, Yo Leela Leela is even better than The Silence of the Clamps. 10/10  cool
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« Reply #151 on: 07-25-2011 12:48 »

I'm new and this is my first review, I'm excited!

Hehe he/she is like a kid in a candy store. laff

But 10/10..... Wow. I think only you and TheAnvil enjoyed this ep to the max. wtf?
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« Reply #152 on: 07-25-2011 13:05 »

I can't believe you hated this episode, it's basically what I want Futurama to be.
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« Reply #153 on: 07-25-2011 13:08 »

I can't believe you hated this episode, it's basically what I want Futurama to be.

wtf? NO. NO. NO NO. THIS WAS SIMPSONS QUALITY. NOT FUTURAMA. SIMPSONS. If you want this to be Futurama all the time, you might as well go watch the Simpsons.
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« Reply #154 on: 07-25-2011 13:38 »



Hehe he/she is like a car in a candy store. laff



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« Reply #155 on: 07-25-2011 15:11 »

I can't believe you hated this episode, it's basically what I want Futurama to be.

wtf? NO. NO. NO NO. THIS WAS SIMPSONS QUALITY. NOT FUTURAMA. SIMPSONS. If you want this to be Futurama all the time, you might as well go watch the Simpsons.

IF ONLY The Simpsons was still this good.
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« Reply #156 on: 07-25-2011 15:12 »

IF ONLY The Simpsons was still this good.

True.
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« Reply #157 on: 07-25-2011 15:13 »

I don't understand what is Simpsons in this episode. This is a futuristic episode with a planet with weird creatures, the Simpsons just stay on Earth.
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« Reply #158 on: 07-25-2011 15:14 »

I don't understand what is Simpsons in this episode. This is a futuristic episode with a planet with weird creatures, the Simpsons just stay on Earth.

The overall plot.
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« Reply #159 on: 07-25-2011 15:18 »

See, the structure of this episode struck me as a bit Simpson-y (mainly the "This character becomes this thing" storyline that has been used literally hundreds of times with Homer), but I still think the execution is distinctly Futurama-y. It's not Futurama at its best, in terms of the writing, but it's certainly not the Simpsons at its worst. That's just cruel.
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