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« Reply #240 on: 08-22-2011 12:00 »

Everyone shouted at me for calling the KOOP a PEZ... frown
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« Reply #241 on: 08-22-2011 12:49 »

So yes.  I enoyed this episode.  The Farmer's Market was fantastic.  It was the kind of sap I like.

I agree that it was one of the highlights of the episode with all the various sight gags and futuristic oddities. It reminded me of old skool Futurama where the future seemed fresh and bizarre, and I like that. That, along with the Drive Thru they were classic Futurama...
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« Reply #242 on: 08-22-2011 14:12 »
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« Reply #243 on: 08-22-2011 16:09 »
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So yes.  I enoyed this episode.  The Farmer's Market was fantastic.  It was the kind of sap I like.

I agree that it was one of the highlights of the episode with all the various sight gags and futuristic oddities. It reminded me of old skool Futurama where the future seemed fresh and bizarre, and I like that. That, along with the Drive Thru they were classic Futurama...

Yeah that's what it felt like!  The moment I saw "Local Group" in the "Farmer's Market" I knew we were going to be having all the things i love in Futurama: nerdy sci fi and astronomy jokes, weird alien things.  Things like that have been missing from the recent episodes, and they feel like classic Futurama, not random unfunny jabs at Lady Gaga or the Kardashians instead of working them into the episode's context (randomly mentioning Lady Gaga: bad.  Mentioning that Oprah is now a major world relegion: clever and funny. )  And "Froot" was awesome too.

And to top it all off, a cameo that didn't feel forced.  It all got a bit dumb when they landed on Planet Scotland, but there were enough jokes like the fish tank whiskies that made it funny.  

I also thought the Farmer's Market was pretty topical (the craze people have with buying organic and healthy food, and that some of these people can't tell the difference between good healthy organic food raised by smalltime farmers, and just overpriced crap that isn't any better for you or the environment).  I would say its pretty topical in that it references a modern day thing, yet it's made Futuramy enough to make it different enough.   
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« Reply #244 on: 08-22-2011 18:29 »

Yeah, it's like we feel the same way about junk and stuff...
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« Reply #245 on: 08-22-2011 21:12 »

Yeah, it's like we feel the same way about junk and stuff...

Spluh! So, while we're discussing this episode, wanna do it?  If you guess my gender correctly, you get to be on top!
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« Reply #246 on: 08-22-2011 21:18 »

That means I have to do all the work no no...
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« Reply #247 on: 08-22-2011 21:36 »

Whatever position makes you happy.  Just don't get anything in my hair/eyes.
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« Reply #248 on: 08-22-2011 21:41 »

I have the weirdest boner right now...
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« Reply #249 on: 08-22-2011 21:43 »

Pretend that I'm a dude (which I might be).  Hopefully the boner will go away. 

Seriously though if a fourteen year old gets a boner on here, does that mean we could all get arrested? I'm not ready for a hate campaign from the Daily Mail.
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« Reply #250 on: 08-22-2011 21:47 »

I'm guessing your gender as female, I can't lose that way tongue...
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« Reply #251 on: 08-22-2011 22:03 »

I have the weirdest boner right now...
That's like the fifth time you've said that this week. shifty
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« Reply #252 on: 08-22-2011 22:04 »

Actually first... I mentioned Catwoman in #fc and FYP said it for me. tongue
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« Reply #253 on: 08-22-2011 22:09 »
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Another thing, I liked the Lrrr cameo in this ep. I think he's been used a good amount in production Season 6. I remember back when production Season 4 aired I was disappointed by how little he was in it, seeing as he's one of my favourite characters. I also liked the Fishy Joes being used again as the Drive Thu rather than it being some random one, a lot of great call backs to classic episodes packed into this one. A little bit of fan service goes a long long way big grin...
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« Reply #254 on: 08-22-2011 22:11 »

As you said, the Space Drive Thru had an old skool Futurama feel to it. big grin
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« Reply #255 on: 08-22-2011 22:37 »

It would've been ironic if Lrrr asked for Popplers at the Fishy Joes Drive Thru...
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« Reply #256 on: 08-23-2011 14:48 »

Ah, yes: eating one's own offspring is the very definition of irony. Or infanticide. One or the other.
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« Reply #257 on: 08-23-2011 14:52 »

Ah, yes: eating one's own offspring is the very definition of irony. Or infanticide. One or the other.

Or the most satisfying way of repaying the brat back for those years of non stop crying at 3am or during important social occasions. 
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« Reply #258 on: 08-23-2011 15:01 »

I think there are more Omicronian young than just from his own seed, unless Lrrr has been a very busy unfaithful alien leader laff...
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« Reply #259 on: 08-23-2011 16:15 »

I think there are more Omicronian young than just from his own seed, unless Lrrr has been a very busy unfaithful alien leader laff...

Considering Ndnd's reaction to a girl he went on one date with was to vaporise the would-be mistress, I don't think he would dare!
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« Reply #260 on: 08-23-2011 21:11 »

You clearly don't know much about men then tongue...
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« Reply #261 on: 08-24-2011 01:59 »

You clearly don't know much about men then tongue...

I know enough about them to know when a man is terrified of his spouse.  He can incinerate planets with his army and wipe out sentient life, but Ndnd with a frying pan has him frantically trying to escape.
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« Reply #262 on: 08-24-2011 04:22 »

I don't think Lrrr would get very far. Ndnd's quite the intimidator (intimidatress?) and also not stupid at all.
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« Reply #263 on: 08-24-2011 09:22 »

So did anyone see the bones in the lab in The Tip of the Zoidberg and think that that was the same skeleton Fry used in this episode? And whose is it? It always brings me back to Ted Dansen from A Fishful of Dollars but Fry got all his stuff repo-ed in the episode. Any thoughts?
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« Reply #264 on: 08-24-2011 12:38 »

Didn't notice that, will have to look out for it, but wouldn't it just be a regular doctors skeleton?...
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« Reply #265 on: 08-24-2011 20:09 »

Doctors ... Keep skeletons? wtf?

Since Tip of the Zoidberg was before Fry Am the Eggman in production order, naturally I was hoping that had been a callback...maybe. Of course it is funny to think where Fry would have acquired a skeleton heh.
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« Reply #266 on: 08-24-2011 20:30 »

Yes they do.  Usually the plastic kind you see in primary school classrooms.  But sometimes they actually do have actual skeletons from anatomy classes.  There are some shops where you can buy old human skeletons if you're an art/anatomy student.  Creeeepy.

Right now I'm trying to save up for a good skull/mini skeleton replica to help me draw.  I can't find a good one though that doesn't look completely fake.
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« Reply #267 on: 08-24-2011 20:32 »

Oh well, probably easier just to get yourself a real one... shifty
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« Reply #268 on: 08-24-2011 20:35 »
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Oh well, probably easier just to get yourself a real one... shifty

Too... creepy.  The sheep skull my sister got on holiday is just about all I can handle.   I can't even go down the stairs at Bethnal Green tube station without getting freaked out.  (I try to avoid Bethnal Green whenever possible.)
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« Reply #269 on: 08-24-2011 20:54 »

I do love your anecdotes, SpaceGoldfish fromWazn. Not a fan of Body Art then?...
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« Reply #270 on: 08-24-2011 21:32 »
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I'm a fan of art ON the body... flirt

Wait, what was this thread about? Oh write, Egg Man. I think you hide behind your awesome quirkily funny exterior to secretly derail Ontopic threads Offtopic, SpaceGoldish. I'm on to you... shifty

So yeah, is Professy's skeleton fake or real then? Or is it Ted Danson? Is it the one Fry used in this episode? I am grasping at straws here people, please someone step in and veer us back on track... wtf?  
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« Reply #271 on: 08-24-2011 21:41 »

Yeah this whole 'guess my gender' thing is old, you're a chick, the end.
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« Reply #272 on: 08-27-2011 15:31 »

I concur!...

So yeah, is Professy's skeleton fake or real then? Or is it Ted Danson? Is it the one Fry used in this episode? I am grasping at straws here people, please someone step in and veer us back on track... wtf? 

Could be either, I mean it could be a medical scientific skeleton model, or it could be from one of his failed experiments. I guess we'll never know...
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« Reply #273 on: 08-27-2011 21:27 »

It's probably one of Zoidberg's former patients.
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« Reply #274 on: 08-27-2011 21:32 »

Good point, I wonder how many patients he's killed...
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« Reply #275 on: 12-09-2011 01:46 »

Hilarious! A solid episode filled with great and clever humor. Some ppl didn't get all the jokes i suppose 10/10
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« Reply #276 on: 12-09-2011 02:47 »

I enjoyed this episode for a few things.

Free Range Zucchini.
Mobius Dick
The farmer's market in general actually..

Most of all, Fry's speech about the egg and sanctity of it etc etc and then him, without missing a beat, saying "all yours Zoidberg" after he dropped it :P  I got a good snorty laugh from that.

The episode really went south for me after they went to the Scottish planet though.  It just didn't really feel like it belonged there, but I still got some laughs out of it and the bar guy's introduction was pretty awesome.

I didn't Fry was too OOC for wanting to raise the egg, maybe a bit for wanting to care about it to begin with, but his fickle-to-obsessive nature wasn't off kilter.

Leela's animal hating moments in this one did throw me off though, since she's always been so pro-animal.  Then again she's shown she doesn't care for animals that offend her in some way so...
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« Reply #277 on: 12-22-2011 09:14 »
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No. 9 on DVD. Gotta laugh at Professor's "You're not my breakfast friends!" line laff

Loving the classic crowd scene they start off with. I haven't seen this since it aired, I thought the Fishy Joe recording said it was "Stroking Off" Thursday laff Love the callback with the Zuban cigars. They're the finest cigars in the universe! The eggs could be seen as a callback to a cold opening as well.

"Should we turn on the TV?" "Nah"...well worth the 10/10 I originally gave this episode.

So in this episode, Leela doesn't like a foreign new creature (unlike what she did with Nibbler...) half the time she loves animals and the other half she seems to not care...btw where has Nibbler been. In 9 episodes of dvd production order so far I do not think I have seen him once.

I really, really hope they make a stuffed animal Mr. Peppy. Hehe, bone vampire porn.
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« Reply #278 on: 12-22-2011 14:44 »

Reading through Skimming this thread just now, I am reminded of all the talk about its similarities to "Bart the Mother." The commentary for this episode is definitely the one I'm most interested in hearing, if only to see if DXC (or anybody else) acknowledges any aspects of the plot that may have been a tad bit derivative.

So in this episode, Leela doesn't like a foreign new creature (unlike what she did with Nibbler...) half the time she loves animals and the other half she seems to not care

This is true. For some reason, Leela's love of animals seems to only come into play when it's relevant to the story. So, like, in "Love's Labours Lost in Space," "I Second That Emotion," "The Problem With Popplers," "The Birdbot of Ice-Catraz," "Into the Wild Green Yonder," and maybe "300 Big Boys." The rest of the time (and I'm generalizing here), she's either indifferent to animals or hostile towards them (with the exception of Nibbler, who she always finds adorable).

I still haven't decided if her disdain for certain animals is about Rule of Funny, or a serious character inconsistency. I think it happens too frequently for it to be the first thing. (That's not to say that it bothers me, exactly, because I enjoy Leela's many contradictions and hypocrisies. I'm just wonderin'.)
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« Reply #279 on: 12-22-2011 17:03 »

No. 9 on DVD. Gotta laugh at Professor's "You're not my breakfast friends!" line laff

I love that the professor actually lives in the PE building and I think they should reference this more. There's a lot of funny to be had there and I don't think they've mined it yet.

I thought Leela's eagerness to eat fertilized eggs was a little out of character, personally.
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