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« Reply #160 on: 08-13-2011 21:32 »
« Last Edit on: 08-13-2011 21:33 »

The more I see of Leela, the more she reminds me of some of the flighty, fickle women I've dated.  The only consistant thing about her is being inconsistant.

The new run has changed her from being a sympathtic character to being a nutjob.

Kinda like those former girlfriends of mine.

As for the episode, it lost steam during the third act and channeling Scooby Doo may have seemed funny to the writers, I've hated Scooby Doo ever since they introduced Crappy Scrappy Doo, so that joke made me groan.

I did like Mobius Dick, even then it depicted Leela as a psychotic wack-job.  Maybe it's the Double-X chromosome thing...
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« Reply #161 on: 08-14-2011 00:23 »

I just watched this, so forgive me for being behind. tongue

I enjoyed it quite a bit. I thought Fry's interaction with Mr. Peppy was adorable, although (like many others here) I thought that in this episode Fry and Leela's roles would be reversed. While Fry does have a nurturing side (yes, I'm thinking of Seymour), Leela seems to be the more obvious choice to raise the egg. As funny as I thought the puppy-stomping joke was, that was definitely out-of-character for her. In other ways, though, Leela was very much in character- the Farmer's Market and the ass-tons of whiskey seem to be in keeping with her personality.
Anyway, disregarding characterization and such, this episode had the feel of a season 1 type of light-hearted episode. Very cute, very funny, and a solid 8/10.
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« Reply #162 on: 08-14-2011 00:47 »

It was a good ep, some good jokes and none that were horrible. I loved the first act, and also Mr Peppy was pretty clool. The fast food drive thru stuff was great. I wasnít so keen on the third act, that planet and the characters on it seemed un-Futurama-y to me and that let it down a bit. Didn't appeal to me. Compared to what went before which was total Futurama, the contrast was for the worse. Having said that the plot still stayed on track though, so it didnít kill the ep...

7/10
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« Reply #163 on: 08-14-2011 01:14 »

Watch it for the Calculon scene if nothing else.
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« Reply #164 on: 08-14-2011 01:51 »

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.

You are so right!  Someone does need to contact them about that.
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« Reply #165 on: 08-14-2011 01:58 »

Maybe mutants have extra bones... ok, they made a fail hmpf...
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« Reply #166 on: 08-14-2011 02:02 »

Yeah, already mentioned the bone issue.


Shouldn't she have more than just one less, considering her (and all the characters for that matter) have four less digits? ... Or is the lack of digits to make animation easier non-canonical?

That's actually a very good point. The 2 missing fingers should already be 8 bones less. Bringing us down to 198.
Inside the eye socket there seems to be 4 bones as well. The surrounding ones I don't count for this, since they surround both eyes.
So, that'd bring Leela down to already 194 bones.

Now she has 205. That means the socket for her one eye must have 9 bones more than a regular person's eye socket.

Considering I forgot the fact that she also has 2 less toes than us, that would be another 10 toes less I think. Meanings a normal person in that would would have either 186 or 188 bones in their body.
Leela has also an eye less, or 4 bones less.
182 / 184 bones.

So yeah... 19 or 21 bones more than other humans in Futurama it seems.
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« Reply #167 on: 08-14-2011 05:06 »

Random Notes:
For some reason it was nice to see the crew in their pajamas


For the first few episodes, Farnsworth would see the crew in trouble and say, "I really should help them, but I *am* in my pajamas."



Edith says: I found this episode's most quoted term "my strictly platonic friend" completey unacceptable. Leela said this term AFTER Fry deliberately gave up the opportunity to BEEP the amazonian. Ladies...you need to give that kind of information BEFORE an opportunity is missed.... tongue

Why do you think some men call those types of women b****es?


My dog's breath smells like dog food.


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.

Someone already mentioned that. Internet Rule #37 (Faisal Nameer Jawdat): Read the thread from the beginning, or else.


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« Reply #168 on: 08-14-2011 09:24 »

Sorry TheAnvil and Inquisitor, we established the fact they were from that ep like yesterday... hmpf

Yeah but anyone with a brain stem who claims to be a Futurama fan figured it out days ago.
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« Reply #169 on: 08-14-2011 11:59 »

This was a good episode. Fun and funny. It's certainly no TLPJF epic, but it was definitely one of the highest quality episodes of the new run. Definitely a re-watcher. 8/10

Their relationship at this point is so muddled and ambiguous sloppily-written, that I don't think I can say with any certainty that they ever were dating.

The problem with their relationship is age; that is to say, it is not progressing because they are not growing older. There is always a sense that they will end up together and they both know that. However Leela isn't ready because she is still only in her 20's (?).

Fry was 25 in Space Pilot 3000, that was 12 years ago. If he was now 37 and Leela was similar, they definitely would have settled down by now. Even if it wasn't with each other... both approaching 40 and single / playing the field? I know the professor continues to age, but it seems to only be him (which is funny).

If we accept that time has frozen for Fry and Leela who are still in their 20's, the relationship status makes more sense (to me). I have no problem with Fry always chasing Leela (although Amy is better... she's rich and probably has other characteristics).

</end shipping rant>
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« Reply #170 on: 08-14-2011 12:45 »

I'm racking my brain trying to remember who (or what) it is that Mr Peppy reminds me of.

Also did anyone else notice that the gibberish spouted by the character who first discovers all the de-boned sheep includes "Ö Gryffindor Slytherin Hufflepuff."

Though the preceding  word (or words) doesn't sound like "Ravenclaw".

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« Reply #171 on: 08-14-2011 12:48 »

Yes, yes he does say it.
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« Reply #172 on: 08-14-2011 13:12 »

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« Reply #173 on: 08-14-2011 13:16 »

Yeah but anyone with a brain stem who claims to be a Futurama fan figured it out days ago.

Exactly. I figured it out as soon as I saw them. no no

Nice gif wowbagger! big grin
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« Reply #174 on: 08-14-2011 13:30 »
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I'm racking my brain trying to remember who (or what) it is that Mr Peppy reminds me of.
Gremlins were mentioned earlier..you already excluded them from your "guess list"?

His hunched stance and the backspines (also the legs) bear some resemblance to the Khorne Bloodletters from Warhammer (40K)*. (Not a too close resemblance, though).
And his head bears some resemblence to a Wk40 Tyranid Liktor. Not so much the miniature/computer game design, but rather the way these creatures are "cartoonised" in fan webcomics...

(Edith says: unfortunately, they missed out the year 40K in TLPJF...well..cannot have everything frown )
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« Reply #175 on: 08-14-2011 17:29 »

Overhyped? I'm glad I don't watch/read the previews/teasers/spoilers...

Fry wasn't really out of character. He's childish, he seemed right to me. Leela was pretty well in character for a change.

"Don't worry, it's just like stomping a puppy"

Yeah, that's Leela in character.  roll eyes
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« Reply #176 on: 08-14-2011 19:25 »

Leela also claimed to have killed a monstrous pigeon on her balcony in "A Clockwork Origin"; my guess is that, if something is and threatening her life, she has no problem killing it. Puppies can be absolutely vicious, you know?
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« Reply #177 on: 08-14-2011 19:34 »

Puppies can be absolutely vicious, you know?

Tell me about it, my Puppy's teeth are like needles... frown
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« Reply #178 on: 08-14-2011 21:26 »

I'm racking my brain trying to remember who (or what) it is that Mr Peppy reminds me of.

Maybe...Betsy, Amy's pet Bugaloo.
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« Reply #179 on: 08-14-2011 23:15 »

Took me a while to get here, gave it a 9. Really like this one, dunno why lol. But it was very enjoyable.
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« Reply #180 on: 08-15-2011 00:58 »

Did anyone else think that John DiMaggios Angus' hat 'bobble' looked remarkably similar to Benders antenna?  Does anyone even care...
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« Reply #181 on: 08-15-2011 03:54 »

Good one. Possibly my favorite of 6B. Yeah, some out-of-character moments, but those seem to be here to stay so I guess I'll just have to deal with it. I gave it a solid 9/10.
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« Reply #182 on: 08-15-2011 06:38 »

Don't know if this was brought up already, but at the end of the episode, Mr. Peppy licks Fry's jacket, which subsequently disintegrates. But earlier in the episode when he dropped the tennis ball in Bender's lap, his saliva didn't do anything to Bender. What gives?
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« Reply #183 on: 08-15-2011 06:41 »

It was a special made tennis ball. I'm sure pet supplies has changed over the years to accompany more dangerous and acid-spewing creatures in the 31st century.
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« Reply #184 on: 08-15-2011 07:45 »

The problem with their relationship is age; that is to say, it is not progressing because they are not growing older. There is always a sense that they will end up together and they both know that. However Leela isn't ready because she is still only in her 20's (?).

Maybe if you count in base 16 ...

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Fry was 25 in Space Pilot 3000, that was 12 years ago. If he was now 37 and Leela was similar, they definitely would have settled down by now. Even if it wasn't with each other... both approaching 40 and single / playing the field? I know the professor continues to age, but it seems to only be him (which is funny).

I've always thought that in Futurama, that the people age slower, and they live longer. The professor is 150+, for crying out loud! So maybe "80 is the new 40".


I'm racking my brain trying to remember who (or what) it is that Mr Peppy reminds me of.

Have you tried putting it in the Iron Maiden? That always seems to work for my brain.
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« Reply #185 on: 08-15-2011 09:03 »

I've always thought that in Futurama, that the people age slower, and they live longer. The professor is 150+, for crying out loud! So maybe "80 is the new 40".

Good point! So Fry is a young 37 year old whippersnapper.
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« Reply #186 on: 08-15-2011 09:35 »

It was a special made tennis ball. I'm sure pet supplies has changed over the years to accompany more dangerous and acid-spewing creatures in the 31st century.
Hm that is an interesting idea. Derek thought that maybe it was like a snake venom thing, and he only released that acid stuff at certain times, like if he were scared. But I wouldn't think he'd be scared seeing Fry at the end of the episode. I dunno, I just wanted to see what ideas you guys came up with big grin
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« Reply #187 on: 08-16-2011 02:29 »

Damn it, the bone discussion ended... Anyway, I had this.

Maybe Leela needed a bit of extra cash.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBKJGQiHRJM
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« Reply #188 on: 08-16-2011 03:35 »

The monster's saliva disintigrated wool, not nylon.
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« Reply #189 on: 08-16-2011 03:45 »

I'm giving this one a 7/10.  The first act hit home because I have a coworker who is a vegan.  When she first started she tried to convert us to her healthy eating ways with all the organic food, etc.  I now imagine she shops at the Local Group Farmer's Market.  I'm going to have to ask her if they have any free range zucchini there.  I would love to eat one.  
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« Reply #190 on: 08-16-2011 03:47 »

The free-range zucchini had me laughing way too hard.
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« Reply #191 on: 08-16-2011 08:01 »

I gave this episode a 9 because its full of the little one liners that got me hooked on Futurama in the first place and it is one of the best if not the best episode out of the second half of the most recent season. The only way I'll be disappointed in new Futurama episodes is when they aren't making any. Also I am new here so hello people of PEEL.
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« Reply #192 on: 08-16-2011 14:08 »

Hi WhiteKneeGrow! I definitely agree with your post. My mom watched this one and she was laughing the whole way through, unlike some of the others which only got a laugh here or there.
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« Reply #193 on: 08-16-2011 14:48 »

That reminds me: This is the only episode in recent memory that my father has enjoyed. He told me that "Mobius Dick" was lousy (I disagree, but that's irrelevant), but he said this episode was good. High praise from a casual-to-nonexistent viewer, right?
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« Reply #194 on: 08-16-2011 17:48 »

I think the one less "bone" joke may simply be another Penis joke.

Boner, she has none.
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« Reply #195 on: 08-16-2011 17:50 »

Mr Peppy?

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« Reply #196 on: 08-16-2011 17:59 »
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My guess regarding the background for the "205 Bones" Joke:
The writers were just thinking "Okay...let's mention just one bone less, and let's wait and see what our fans thinks about that, and what theories they will bring up".
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« Reply #197 on: 08-16-2011 18:52 »

Inquisitor Hein, are you saying that they're trolling us by baiting a bunch of obsessive nerds with deliberately untrue "facts"?

Yeah, possibly.
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« Reply #198 on: 08-16-2011 18:55 »

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Inquisitor Hein, are you saying that they're trolling us by baiting a bunch of obsessive nerds with deliberately untrue "facts"?

Yep..and they'd not be the first ones:)
You know the movie "Fanboys" (if not..you should change that...it's excellent:D))
In one scene, several strange-sounding (non-existing) sex positions were mentioned.
The makers freely admitted they just made these words up to see what kind of sick guesses people on the internet would make... big grin
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« Reply #199 on: 08-16-2011 23:00 »

That reminds me: This is the only episode in recent memory that my father has enjoyed. He told me that "Mobius Dick" was lousy

Oh dear no no...
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