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« Reply #120 on: 08-12-2011 20:09 »

flesheatingbull, in particular, has a wicked awesome avatar.

Of course, it is taken from the Great Book!

The Bible, by BENDER with Malachi!
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« Reply #121 on: 08-12-2011 20:09 »

Yeah about that delivery, they looked like Robot Pirates, were they?

not sure, but it was certainly a callback to episode 1ACV05,

How?
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« Reply #122 on: 08-12-2011 20:10 »

Yeah, I don't see that either...

That's like saying everytime you see a robot you think it's a callback to that ep. hmpf
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« Reply #123 on: 08-12-2011 20:11 »

The crew getting chased by a group of robots. That's the only parallel.
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« Reply #124 on: 08-12-2011 20:15 »

Something we didn't see which I think a few people on here wanted to happen:

Fry and Leela bonding over Nibbler and Mr. Peppy, hanging out together more with them and stuff. hmpf
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« Reply #125 on: 08-12-2011 20:15 »



The robots are very different than the ones in FOABP, and don't look like pirates either. They look like a bizarre meld of robots, pogo sticks, and visigoths, if anything.

It's not a callback to anything else. Unless there's already been a robotic pogo-visigoth episode and I missed it.
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« Reply #126 on: 08-12-2011 20:16 »

The crew getting chased by a group of robots. That's the only parallel.

no need to over analyze my comment. the parallel is just that, they are running for their lives from robots. the ending of 1ACV05 featured just that.

i'd also like to commend the animators on the 3D in that scene. beautiful.
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« Reply #127 on: 08-12-2011 20:16 »

Prototypes of the Head-In-A-Jar Pogosticks like Hermes is in in TLPJF? laff
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« Reply #128 on: 08-12-2011 20:38 »

The crew getting chased by a group of robots. That's the only parallel.

no need to over analyze my comment. the parallel is just that, they are running for their lives from robots. the ending of 1ACV05 featured just that.

Doesn't make it a callback. It reminds you of it, but it's not a callback.
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« Reply #129 on: 08-12-2011 20:39 »
« Last Edit on: 08-13-2011 08:43 »

I'm surprised that there are so many (relatively) negative reviews so far - personally this episode rubbed me the right way, as it were.
Anyway, IMO: I'd put it as among the top most-classic-Futurama-feeling-thingy of the new run; I don't think the characters were too OOC - I certainly don't think Leela was as OOC as she was last week; the gags were funny - I did sort of see the Scooby Doo thing coming but not that it makes it necessarily bad; I don't think the shippy-side was treated like too much trash; and further more that's now two episodes in a row where I've thought the pacing's been spot-on; nothing's seemed rushed or abrupt.

So I thought - all in all - a very good episode, one that I'll happily watch again and again smile

9/10
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« Reply #130 on: 08-12-2011 20:48 »

The crew getting chased by a group of robots. That's the only parallel.

no need to over analyze my comment. the parallel is just that, they are running for their lives from robots. the ending of 1ACV05 featured just that.

Doesn't make it a callback. It reminds you of it, but it's not a callback.

not necessarily. you are assuming that the writer's wrote that bit as fresh material. maybe my assumption that it was a callback was 'jumping the gun', per se, but claiming that it is not a callback could put one in the same category.

until the commentary comes out, both opinions are heresy.
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« Reply #131 on: 08-12-2011 20:51 »

But it's most likely not a callback. wink

I'm not against you flesheatingbull, but yeah. big grin
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« Reply #132 on: 08-12-2011 20:52 »

But it's most likely not a callback. wink

I'm not against you flesheatingbull, but yeah. big grin

we shall see in due time, young skywalker.
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« Reply #133 on: 08-12-2011 20:53 »

Hey, you're the young Skywalker now! I'm an Urban Legend! tongue
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« Reply #134 on: 08-12-2011 21:00 »

liked this episode.  Ashamed we didn't see Nibbler in this episode.  It's weird everyone at PE had a problem with Mr. Peppy, where Leela has a pet that likes to eat whole animals.  Awesome jokes and just good overall.
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« Reply #135 on: 08-12-2011 21:39 »

I'm surprised that there are so many (relatively) negative reviews so far - personally this episode rubbed me the right way, as it were.
Anyway, IMO: I'd put it as among the top most-classic-Futurama-feeling-thingy of the new run; I don't think the characters were too OOC - I certainly don't think Leela was as OOC as she was last week; the gags were funny - I did sort of see the Scooby Doo thing coming but not that it makes it necessarily bad; I don't think the shippy-side was treated like too much trash; and further more that's now two episodes in a row where I've thought the pacing's been spot-on; something's seemed rushed or abrupt.

So I thought - all in all - a very good episode, one that I'll happily watch again and again smile

9/10

I'm with you 100% Zed. I am surprised at how passive people are being about this episode. This has definitely been one of my favorites of this season. What sold me is how well paced it was. And what's with complaints about the third act? The plot is resolved even with time for a joke at the end, it's not rushed and it's not like the interesting part happens at the very end. This was a solid episode. The writing, the jokes, the characters, everything was awesome. I felt right at home with this one, compared to Mobius Dick, which I have mixed feelings on.

While I do agree that with many people that the Fry/Leela thing is just a crapshoot at this point, I didn't let that effect the viewing of the episode. Personally I feel that if you stuck this in with the original run, it would fit in perfectly. I liked it that much.

I feel like everyone has just gotten so nit-picky about the new episodes. While I don't feel they're on par with the original, I need not forget that it's been 8 years since The Devil's Hands are Idle Playthings aired. I think the show is doing pretty well considering the gap and I'd watch these episodes over and over again lest I had to watch anything from the Simpsons the past few years.

9/10

Mr. Peppy is adorable!
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« Reply #136 on: 08-12-2011 22:09 »
« Last Edit on: 08-12-2011 22:13 »

In Season 6B: Very good episode.
Compared to  Season 1-4: Solid Episode...not great
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- It started with a classical "delivery" setting.
- Recurring characters had their cameos.
- The Ending was not rushed.
- The Jokes workes, and chars were mostly IC.

I -like some other folks- also would have liked scottish/(maybe a bit Irish) looking Aliens instead of humans, as well as sheep-like alien animals. With the whole universe to chose from, you might well enter some really crazy designs:)
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« Reply #137 on: 08-12-2011 22:12 »

In Season 7B: Very good episode.

Oh my God, he's from the Future! eek
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« Reply #138 on: 08-13-2011 00:53 »

I think I went this entire episode without a single laugh.  Worst of the new season to me.
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« Reply #139 on: 08-13-2011 01:32 »

This was the best episode of Season 6B if you ask me.
Some wonderful callbacks that didn't feel forced, and a fun and touching plot that kept me interested. Awesome show, great job.
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« Reply #140 on: 08-13-2011 01:32 »

I think I went this entire episode without a single laugh.  Worst of the new season to me.

Well, it wasn't the best ep, but it certaintly wasn't that bad! eek
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« Reply #141 on: 08-13-2011 04:19 »

I think I went this entire episode without a single laugh.  Worst of the new season to me.

It's funny, because I can't remember this episode getting a laugh out of me either, yet I still really loved it.

Futurama is among the best shows on television because while it's primarily a comedy, it also has the best stories, characters and (at times) drama. I love that it does entertain me in so many ways.

If I were to nitpick (which I'm doing now so, yeah), I would have loved Fry and Leela bonding over their weird pets.

While I'm kind of on the subject of Leela, her stomping on Mr. Peppy, to me, was quite OOC, while the puppy remark wasn't (I Second That Emotion: "Nibbler used to love eating puppies", The Problem With Popplers: crew decides it's okay to "eat certain things" ie. relatively unintelligent animals).

So, from recent and original run episodes we can say that Leela does generally love animals, but in certain situations (like, when a giant space whale fucks up her delivery plans) she can become hellbent on revenge, which to me isn't OOC for her.
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« Reply #142 on: 08-13-2011 04:32 »

It's funny, because I can't remember this episode getting a laugh out of me either, yet I still really loved it.

I feel the same way. This episode just consistently surprised and intrigued me, and there was a nice emotional angle underpinning the whole thing (Fry's relationships with Mr. Peppy and with Leela). This was by no means a gag-fest of an episode, but it just had a certain...something. I think I was just impressed by how quiet and well-plotted and -paced the whole thing was. It was also nice to see some quieter moments between the characters (Leela and Fry in the barn at night, Fry saying goodbye to Mr. Peppy); I feel like those have been a bit lacking this season, but some of the show's best moments are its softer, more emotional ones.
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« Reply #143 on: 08-13-2011 05:25 »

Wow, that episode was great! The opening act was very classic Futurama with the alien crowd scenes. Mr. Pepe/Peppy was so cute! It was also entertaining to watch and had an enjoyable storyline. I enjoyed all three acts and the humor was there. No complaints at all actually.

Awesome, awesome, awesome.

10/10
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« Reply #144 on: 08-13-2011 05:47 »

Really? Nobody else is going to make the comparison? I have to be the one to go "SIMPSONS DID IT"?

Bart the Mother

Seriously, the story is almost EXACTLY the same. It's all I could think about while watching. I'm surprised nobody else noticed this.


WHY DID YOU HAVE TO GO AND RUIN IT FOR ME BY MAKING ME REMEMBER THIS  cry cry cry cry cry cry cry cry cry


Sorry. But this does detract from my initial impression of the episode, and that makes me saaaaad  frown
Haha, interesting observation from the Wiki:
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I remember that episode, I can see the similarities, but the plots differ after the creature is hatched.
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« Reply #145 on: 08-13-2011 06:26 »
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Are you kidding? The biggest plot similarities are the parts that happen after the egg hatches. In both episodes, the thing/s that hatch turn out to be a dangerous creature/s that prey on other species, but Bart/Fry continues to love it/them anyway. Everyone tries to hunt the creature/s while Bart/Fry tries to protect them/it. Then when the creature/s are finally released into the wild, its preying on other creatures turns out to be beneficial and everyone is happy.

If anything it's the opposite of what you said, Randi, everything that happens BEFORE Fry/Bart start nurturing the egg/s is completely different.
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« Reply #146 on: 08-13-2011 06:43 »

I really liked this episode! I think it is one of the best episodes of 6b. The beginning was good ol' Futurama and there were some cute funny parts in it as well. For some reason I thought it was hilarious when Fry was giving that whole speech about nurturing the egg and stuff and once he dropped it and cracked he was all like, "It's all yours Zoidberg."

I give it: 9/10
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« Reply #147 on: 08-13-2011 06:46 »

So is it your knowledge of that existing episode hindering your appreciation for this one, Josh? Because I thought it was written pretty well.
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« Reply #148 on: 08-13-2011 06:51 »
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It does indeed hinder it. I'm not sure I can really rate this episode and feel good about it. It was all I could really think about as the episode went on and it become more and more clear that the plot turns were mimicking Bart The Mother. I just felt like I had seen it before, because I had.

I think the first act was my favorite, before Fry starting nurturing the egg. After that I don't remember laughing too much. But even if I had loved the jokes, I don't think I can judge an episode just based on humor alone...Futurama has always been a story-driven show for me, and since I could predict most of the major things that happened, there wasn't much joy to be had for me storywise. I wish I could've seen this episode without having been familiar with Bart The Mother, so that I could form a real opinion about it. I may need to watch it several more times before that's able to happen.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not outraged or anything by it. One recycled Simpsons plot isn't going to ruin my adoration for this show. If it happens two or three more times, I might have a bone to pick, though. wink
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« Reply #149 on: 08-13-2011 08:44 »

'all my circuits' was one of the highlights of this episode. i laughed especially at the horse and carriage using rocket packs.
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« Reply #150 on: 08-13-2011 08:47 »

Compared to “Bart the Mother,” the conclusion of this episode was less nihilistic and more scientific.  The lizards there had the potential to kill a whole lot of bird species in Springfield, overpopulate, and become a replacement pest.  Their fall back strategy if that happened was to introduce a foreign predator to the lizards which would ultimately take their place and complete the cycle over and over again.  In the long run, they didn’t really solve the problem.  Also, I thought it was implied that the lizards were not natural to Springfield and their presence would screw up the ecosystem (like in “Bart vs. Australia”).

Here, bone vampires were a natural part of Doohan 6 but became extinct due to human intervention.  This in turn caused their livestock to overpopulate without any natural predators to danger them.  In addition to reintroducing vampires to the planet, Fry's love potentially showed the people that the entire species could be domesticated and their numbers controlled in a way to bring balance back to their ecosystem.  Everyone except the lambs won out.

I like Futurama’s take better.
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« Reply #151 on: 08-13-2011 09:51 »

So if Leela has 205 bones, wouldn't that mean that she has MORE bones than everybody else? Sure, us "normal" humans have 206 bones, but Futurama characters have only 8 fingers and 8 toes. Someone alert the writers, this is a huge deal.
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« Reply #152 on: 08-13-2011 09:57 »

Since when did the crew have a uniform?

Aren't those uniforms the new ones they got from Awesome Express in "The Route of All Evil"? It made no sense for them to be wearing those uniforms, unless the writers were worried that we wouldn't be able to tell that they were making a delivery (and would instead think that, I don't know, the episode was starting in media res and they were being chased by bloodthirsty springing things for some story-relevant reason?). At any rate, I liked the callback even if it seemed totally random.
Ah yes, I was thinking of The Route of All Evil as well.

Were those the same uniforms also worn in an opening to one of the early episodes (can't remember which one) where the Professor shows the crew his new commercial, which boldly claims that "Our crew is replaceable. Your package isn't"? What uniform did they wear in the mock-Apple 1984 commercial Farnsworth commissioned? I'm sorry, I don't recall exactly what episodes they came from.
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« Reply #153 on: 08-13-2011 10:03 »

awesome express?
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« Reply #154 on: 08-13-2011 10:14 »

I think I went this entire episode without a single laugh.  Worst of the new season to me.
Really? The "I can't let my monstrous deboner get anywhere near you" line had me almost rofling, once it took me the extra second to get it.
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« Reply #155 on: 08-13-2011 10:50 »

Were those the same uniforms also worn in an opening to one of the early episodes (can't remember which one) where the Professor shows the crew his new commercial, which boldly claims that "Our crew is replaceable. Your package isn't"? What uniform did they wear in the mock-Apple 1984 commercial Farnsworth commissioned? I'm sorry, I don't recall exactly what episodes they came from.

You mean "The Series Has Landed" and "Future Stock"?
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« Reply #156 on: 08-13-2011 13:03 »

Wasn't quite what I thought it was going to be to be honest, but I really liked it. Mr Peppy was awesome, and I love the gimicky episodes like these so I gave it a 9/10.

The Scooby Doo and Dwayne The Rock The Toothfairy gags made me lol.

Oh and to the guy who asked where those uniforms were from, they were from the episode where Cubert and Dwight took over planet express.
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« Reply #157 on: 08-13-2011 13:06 »
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Oh and to the guy who asked where those uniforms were from, they were from the episode where Cubert and Dwight took over planet express.

"The Route of All Evil"

(Hooray for me...the crowd goes wild big grin)

About that Scooby Doo gag: When Bender said "That's not the Bone Vampire" (but before unmasking it), I suddenly reaslised "DAMNED!!! Now I remember where I know that kind of storyline from..". But a least I noticed before Amy's Remark, so I will still label it as a acceptable recognition performance by myself:)
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« Reply #158 on: 08-13-2011 19:14 »

Sorry TheAnvil and Inquisitor, we established the fact they were from that ep like yesterday... hmpf
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« Reply #159 on: 08-13-2011 19:56 »

This is one of the weirder, un-Futurama-ry episodes to me. Or maybe it's just because I'm feeling a bit odd at the moment.

I have to say that I found the Professor's "YEEEEESSS!" reply to Amy really, unusually, frickin' funny.
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