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Fnord
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« Reply #40 on: 08-12-2011 08:43 »
« Last Edit on: 08-12-2011 08:50 »

Having the villagers be Scottish is also a nice new twist on the typical Hungarian cliché.

That accent sounded like a cross between Scottish and Hungarian to me.

Was anyone reminded of this?



(Yes, I know the McZongos were supposed to be Scottish/Hungarian.)

Leela has only 205 bones instead of 206? Wonder how she lost one.

Maybe the structure of her skull is different, due to her having only one eye socket. Is there a doctor in the house who can give an opinion on this? (The rest of her bones should be humanoid.)

The Local Group is a cluster of galaxies that the Milky Way and the Andromeda Galaxy belong to. Here's a map, courtesy of Wikipedia:



EDIT: Someone already mentioned this on the Infosphere.

Once again, a good episode, but not a great one.

EDIT: Top of the post dance!

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« Reply #41 on: 08-12-2011 08:48 »

I like some of the references, the shippy stuff didn't really bother me at all, but a lot of it just felt overdone and not quite on the mark.

If I didn't have a headache I'd try and remember some of the references that pleased me... but until I feel I can do that, it's getting a low 7/10 from me. Not quite bad enough to be a six. Nowhere near an 8.
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« Reply #42 on: 08-12-2011 08:49 »

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
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« Reply #43 on: 08-12-2011 08:51 »

I thought you were female?

Nah, I'm male.

The smallest drink at that place was HUGE! lol
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« Reply #44 on: 08-12-2011 09:07 »

Hm, not at all sure why I thought you were female. I must be tired.
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« Reply #45 on: 08-12-2011 09:32 »

Bart the Mother, written by... DXC...

Interesting...interesting indeed...

Anyway, if the villagers like the fact that the Bone Vampires deboned the sheep...why were they upset about it at all in the first place? That's a terrible story inconsistency, when the resolution to the conflict completely contradicts the conflict itself.

no, it doesn't. since they killed off all of the creatures, their sheep no longer have any natural predators and bred like wildflowers. having a contained populace of the creatures would be a good thing.

i'd also like to bring up something that bothered me in one of the gotfuturama reviews.

wandy:    Decent episode, easily forgettable. It's the little things that bother me, like the whole planet's inhabitants being white Scottish people. It just seems lazy to me.

who says that they originated from that planet? how about a group of scots decided to inhabit their own planet. also, star trek: tos. need i say more?
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« Reply #46 on: 08-12-2011 09:51 »

7/10

Wasn't what I was expecting, but anyway, something I'm sick of every week:

'Leela wouldn't act like this...'
'Fry wouldn't say that...'
'Bender wouldn't do that...'

Can we please stop complaining about how the characters are acting? The show has changed, deal with it. Maybe Leela has always been like 'this', whatever 'this' may be, maybe we didn't get to see that side of her in the original run.
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« Reply #47 on: 08-12-2011 10:47 »

Leela having one bone less than everybody else:

Maybe she has only one suborbital socket instead of two d/t her occular oddity.

As for her asking Fry about the outfit she may wear the next day, black stretch pants and a white tank top.  Gee, she travels light, doesn't she?
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« Reply #48 on: 08-12-2011 11:11 »

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?
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« Reply #49 on: 08-12-2011 11:19 »

7/10

Wasn't what I was expecting, but anyway, something I'm sick of every week:

'Leela wouldn't act like this...'
'Fry wouldn't say that...'
'Bender wouldn't do that...'

Can we please stop complaining about how the characters are acting? The show has changed, deal with it. Maybe Leela has always been like 'this', whatever 'this' may be, maybe we didn't get to see that side of her in the original run.
What he said! Really, you can't honestly expect for characters to act on the spot every episode or whatever. Just like with the show itself, it can't be the same as it was from season 1. It's just like comparing what you was 10 years ago and that you are now. Same with Futurama. It's just flow dynamics.
Back on topic, the episode was really good. I can quite that others said, but there's no need for that.
10/10 from me, as always. Just glad that Futurama came back, so I dig every new episode with gusto.
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« Reply #50 on: 08-12-2011 11:55 »

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.
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« Reply #51 on: 08-12-2011 11:56 »

And her elbow thingies?
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« Reply #52 on: 08-12-2011 11:59 »

Maybe It's just qualifies as callous skin ? She mentioned she trims them.. Not that you can trim bone, I think.
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« Reply #53 on: 08-12-2011 12:00 »

And her elbow thingies?

I am not sure if those are bone.
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« Reply #54 on: 08-12-2011 12:17 »

So like nails?
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« Reply #55 on: 08-12-2011 12:32 »

Likely, which would be the same as hair or a rhino horn.
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« Reply #56 on: 08-12-2011 14:14 »
« Last Edit on: 08-12-2011 14:25 »

I quite enjoyed this episode.  Its not a great one, but it has more of the Futurama-esque jokes that I love, like the clucking Zuchinnis, and the Local Group Farmer's Market.   And the "smallest whisky" coming in a fish tank?  Marvelous!  Also I loved the

The episode also suffered from a so so third act, but the first 2 were great (the farmer's market had the most laughs, and Fry raising his egg was very sweet, and for everyone saying all the characters have been out of character recently, Fry raising a random alien egg is totally the sort of thing he would do, especially since he did in a very childlike way.)  The only way he felt out of character was his weird pro life speech.

The "strictly platonic friend" thing was funny, but 6B seems to have pretended all of the Fry/Leela relationship upgrades in 6A never happened.  I really want to write to the writers (hurhur) and say: "Those jokes would have been funny in the original run.  You keep telling us that Fry and Leela belong together, and they're supposed to be a couple/or dating.  References like that are confusing and annoying.  The "Fry pining after Leela" sctick is old now."

I also agree with whoever said Amy's voice sounds way off.  Why is her voice so deep all of a sudden?  (I noticed in one of the upcoming clips, Amy barely sounded like herself at all for a moment.)  I don't think its because Lauren Tom is getting older, since in the Reincarnation clip, she seems to be doing a good job of doing a Sailor Moon high pitched squeak.  

Anyway, good but not great episode, but this along with Mobius Dick feel a LOT more Futurama-y then previous episodes have been.  

Also I loved the Amazonian callback even if it was a bit forced (maple syrup?  Not sure why they sell maple syrup but I'll roll with it).  I am going to greet everyone I know with "Hello, tiny man."  Even if they are female or taller then me or both.
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« Reply #57 on: 08-12-2011 14:27 »

I really enjoyed the first act - Fry incubating an egg and looking after a monster as if it was a kitten was lots of fun. The Scottish planet wasn't as much fun, but it was decent.

I'm going to nitpick here but that reference where Fry compares Mr. Peppy to the Rock was stupid. It made no sense. I doubt that in 1000 years anybody will want to watch some crappy movie from the Rock, nor even be aware of its existence. Nitpicking, I know - but stuff like this really annoys me - it just comes across as lazy writing.

Also - if Leela and Fry have reverted back to "just friends" status, we really should have been given an organic reason for it. Leela is supposed to be in a relationship with Fry and when she only acknowledges it when it's convenient for her, it makes her look like a total bitch - which we know she isn't. In the earlier episodes she had some justification for brushing off Fry - now that she is in an established relationship with him, it just won't fly for her to pretend she and Fry are just friends just so she can flirt with somebody else.  It makes her an unlikable character. They call them throwaway lines for a reason - because they're rubbish and don't have any contextual basis for being said. It's these little things that annoy me the most!

Anyway.
7/10.
Decent episode overall. smile
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« Reply #58 on: 08-12-2011 14:29 »

Did Fry used to live in the 1990s?
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« Reply #59 on: 08-12-2011 14:31 »

And the "smallest whisky" coming in a fish tank?  Marvelous! 

But jokes like that are so easy to predict, I knew before they even brought it out that it'd be huge. hmpf
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« Reply #60 on: 08-12-2011 14:32 »

And the "smallest whisky" coming in a fish tank?  Marvelous! 

But jokes like that are so easy to predict, I knew before they even brought it out that it'd be huge. hmpf

Yes, we should not do jokes Danny might predict.  Ooo.
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« Reply #61 on: 08-12-2011 14:35 »

Did Fry used to live in the 1990s?

But didn't The Toothfairy come out after Fry was frozen? wink
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« Reply #62 on: 08-12-2011 14:37 »
« Last Edit on: 08-12-2011 14:42 »

And the "smallest whisky" coming in a fish tank?  Marvelous!  

But did you think it would come in an aquarium with a cute handle?
But jokes like that are so easy to predict, I knew before they even brought it out that it'd be huge. hmpf

And I agree with Pendulum.  The other thing that really bothers me about the Fry/Leela relationship shuffle is...

Most of the time it makes Leela look like a passive aggressive, fickle, manipulative bitch.  Sure she can't force herself to love him, but I would say playing yes no maybe with him over years, and ignoring things like his opera to date random guys on the side (and then having the audacity to get pissy with Fry for dating someone else?  Well what do you expect lady?)  It gets tiresome, since in most of the shipper episodes, Fry comes across as this sweet guy who would do anything to make her happy, and she comes across as well... a bitch who doesn't really deserve such a nice boyfriend.  Still I'm going to say this is more of the writer's just liking the "Fry hopelessly pining after Leela" storylines too damn much for their own good, rather then saying Leela is a bitch (since we know she isn't.)
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« Reply #63 on: 08-12-2011 14:38 »

No, but I knew it would be a huge cup/glass.
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« Reply #64 on: 08-12-2011 14:43 »

No, but I knew it would be a huge cup/glass.

Shut up while I put Lola and Jolene into a bucket, and fill their tank up with some nice Baily's.  I just hope I don't choke on the plastic diver.
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« Reply #65 on: 08-12-2011 14:57 »

Lola and Jolene? Is that what you call your boobs?
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« Reply #66 on: 08-12-2011 14:59 »

Lola and Jolene? Is that what you call your boobs?

Shut up while I put Lola and Jolene into a bucket, and fill their tank up with some nice Baily's.

wtf?
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« Reply #67 on: 08-12-2011 15:01 »

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« Reply #68 on: 08-12-2011 15:03 »

Lola and Jolene? Is that what you call your boobs?

No.  My goldfish.

My boobs are called Maria and Cecil Cecil.
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« Reply #69 on: 08-12-2011 15:16 »

Are they that asymmetrical?
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« Reply #70 on: 08-12-2011 15:19 »

Having the villagers be Scottish is also a nice new twist on the typical Hungarian cliché.

That accent sounded like a cross between Scottish and Hungarian to me.

I'm 99% certain that that wasn't intentional.
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
But EVERYTHING has already been done in The Simpsons. And to be honest, I imagine that the plot in Bart the Mother had been done elsewhere before The Simpsons got to it.



Anyway, I've just remembered that root thing. That was one of the highlights of the episode for me. "It's what I do".
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« Reply #71 on: 08-12-2011 15:26 »

Are they that asymmetrical?

Why don't you come over and find out, big boy? *bow chakka bow bow bow*

Just remember my gender is still up for debate, so they could be delicious lopsided manboobies.  

But seriously, even though this was one of the better episodes this season and shows the writers seem to be getting into their stride again, but it was another episode that had me scratching my head and thinking: "Okay, I know I could write a better episode then that."  I promise my episode ideas will have significantly more geeky sci fi and astronomy jokes like the Local Group Farmer's Market, and a sharp decrease in sentient cupcakes and overpriced communication devices coveted by pretentious twenty somethings.
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« Reply #72 on: 08-12-2011 15:28 »

*bow chakka bow bow bow*

I thought it was Bom Chicka Wow Wow...

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« Reply #73 on: 08-12-2011 15:30 »

*bow chakka bow bow bow*


I thought it was Bom Chicka Wow Wow...


Going *chimpy chimpy chimp chump cha chimp* sounds like porno music if you say it right.
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« Reply #74 on: 08-12-2011 15:30 »

Are they that asymmetrical?

Why don't you come over and find out, big boy? *bow chakka bow bow bow*

Sure, but London is on fire.  I don't think planes are landing.
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« Reply #75 on: 08-12-2011 15:32 »

Are they that asymmetrical?

Why don't you come over and find out, big boy? *bow chakka bow bow bow*

Sure, but London is on fire.  I don't think planes are landing.

Its not on fire, its just smoldering and smells of slightly burnt plastic.
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« Reply #76 on: 08-12-2011 15:35 »

I still like the idea of you filling a tank with Baily and your boobs.  Mmm...
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« Reply #77 on: 08-12-2011 15:43 »

Surely though she means Baileys?
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« Reply #78 on: 08-12-2011 15:45 »

Bailey's?  Apostrophe!
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« Reply #79 on: 08-12-2011 15:55 »

What apostrophe?

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