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PEE Poll: Rating
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2/10   -1 (1%)
3/10   -2 (1.9%)
4/10   -2 (1.9%)
5/10   -7 (6.7%)
6/10   -9 (8.7%)
7/10   -13 (12.5%)
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10/10 (Woot!)   -25 (24%)
Total Voters: 104

DannyJC13

Space Pope
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« on: 08-19-2011 00:18 »
« Last Edit on: 08-19-2011 05:18 by [-mArc-] »

I'm not bothered AT ALL about making these threads anymore, but I got a free pass, and I'm bored, so I might as well use it.

Next week just open the episode thread any time you want tongue

Plus, I want to piss all of you off.


Edit: don't forget to review on CGEF!
Bend-err

DOOP Secretary
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« Reply #1 on: 08-19-2011 00:20 »

Just close the poll until the episode airs.
EvilChicken

Bending Unit
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« Reply #2 on: 08-19-2011 00:20 »

Might as well use the thread.

I predict I'll give it: 7/10.

Actual Score:
DannyJC13

Space Pope
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« Reply #3 on: 08-19-2011 00:21 »

Just close the poll until the episode airs.

As long as a mod can undo it for me, I will.
SpaceGoldfish fromWazn

Urban Legend
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« Reply #4 on: 08-19-2011 02:37 »

Im in two minds about this.  Feeing the Owls was one of the most fantastic moments I've seen so far of 6B, but Fry's cartoon diseases were just not funny, and the over the top comic body horror just made me feel sick.  Fry's "acupuncture" and Leela's spine making those disgusting cracking sounds grosses me out.
i_c_weiner

DOOP Secretary
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« Reply #5 on: 08-19-2011 03:17 »

Episode hasn't aired yet, so not really anything to discuss here yet. All you guys have is speculation. Thread shouldn't even be open for that matter...

Just close the poll until the episode airs.
As long as a mod can undo it for me, I will.
This is one of the exact reasons why you shouldn't have opened this thread hours in advance... There are many more, and we've discussed them ad infinium, but this is you admitting it.
Nibblonian Leader

Urban Legend
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« Reply #6 on: 08-19-2011 03:35 »

Episode's gonna air in half an hour for me.

Gorky

Space Pope
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« Reply #7 on: 08-19-2011 04:08 »

Hmmm...interesting move, starting the episode off with a flashback (in the distant past of 2927); it was good to see Mom again. I still think all the pop culture stuff with Fry was really forced (though I liked that the final, Smurf-y incarnation did not need to be commented on), but I loved his line about Bender being unable to go on long car rides. And Zoidberg and Farnsworth are actually kind of sweet together, what with the "big kid" comment and the "Wha--?" thing. This episode has promise, for sure, but the first act seemed really short to me. Rushed or oddly-paced or something. It's hard to get your footing.
Smarty

Professor
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« Reply #8 on: 08-19-2011 04:10 »

I have mixed feelings so far. I am really enjoying the flashback plot in the past. It is refreshing to learn more back story for Zoidberg and the Professor, and how their friendship first began. They've always been shown as long-time friends, but it has never been mentioned how they met.

However, the plot set in the present is meh. I agree with people that it is getting a little too cartoony. Fry's diseases seem to be going too far, Hermes is a mess, who knows what's wrong with Amy...It almost makes me cringe because it feels like they are trying too hard. Especially with Fry.

We'll see.
Gorky

Space Pope
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« Reply #9 on: 08-19-2011 04:18 »

Amy is very...vocal in her anger. It does seem a little out-of-character for her.

As far as act two goes: I really do like the flashbacks, even if they do seem a bit melodramatic, but I don't think they're being integrated all that well. The plot in the present isn't quite jiving with the plot in the past (not in terms of content, but in terms of the flow or the cutting or something). Things are consistently amusing, though (like Farnsworth's run about losing his virginity at a Tarzan movie), so that's a good thing.
Smarty

Professor
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« Reply #10 on: 08-19-2011 04:20 »

I am really liking the Farnsworth-Zoidberg relationship. It is very genuine. I mean, like Gorky said, the jokes between them were cute. And Farnsworth has called Zoidberg "John" or "Johnny" in more than one episode.

The crew seems out of character, just because of how much they are angry at him. I know no one really ever liked Zoidberg, but it almost seems too much.

Zoidberg attacking Farnsworth before commercial surprised me though. 

Gorky: I agree with everything you just said. Amy's voice also seemed...off.
Nibblonian Leader

Urban Legend
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« Reply #11 on: 08-19-2011 04:27 »

Yeah, first act was weirdly paced. Too quick. Mom again was a refreshing take. Slim Zoidberg is nice, too. And Farnsworth got badass in the second act. To me, all the characters seem... Forced. Except Scruffy. As for Fry's diseases, only Simpsons-jaundice only really did it for me. Fry's Farnsworth loop de loops were one of the only funny things in this episode.
spira

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #12 on: 08-19-2011 04:33 »

I agree that it was too cartoony and I was questioning things after the first act. However, I really liked pretty much the whole third act. I thought it was paced well, I loved the animation of the killing device (and the fireworks made me laugh out loud, as did Amy's line about "none of that was supposed to happen"). And I liked the very end with the two of them woob-woobing. Left me smiling.

Not sure what to give this one. 8.5/10 right now but I'll decide on an integer later. Better than I thought it was going to be from that preview scene.
Kornography

Bending Unit
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« Reply #13 on: 08-19-2011 04:34 »

First and second acts were pretty blah, but the third act was pretty good. Probably my least favorite of the season so far.

7.25/10
meisterPOOP

Professor
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« Reply #14 on: 08-19-2011 04:35 »

5000 on the Scoville Scale.

Couldn't Help Remind Me.

(Zoinberg) Zoidberg isn't dead, my brother Norman is dead.

and,

(Bender) That Dolphan wasn't intelligent...He wasted all his money on intstant lottery tickets.
Gorky

Space Pope
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« Reply #15 on: 08-19-2011 04:35 »

I liked the killing-Farnsworth montage, and the Murderator was pretty hilarious (that sentence makes me sound like a sociopath, but no matter). But Farnsworth becoming a yeti? Jesus. That was taking things a bit too far. The Mom/Zoidberg interaction was interesting, though, and the ending was pretty sweet, with Farnsworth and Zoidberg scuttling off into the sunset dusk.

But overall? This episode just seemed off to me. Not unfunny, and not even so oddly-paced after all...but just kind of strange. The tone was weird, and the playing-up of Zoidberg and Farnsworth's relationship seemed out-of-the-blue. I usually love flashback episodes, and the flashbacks themselves in this episode didn't disappoint. But the story's execution was screwy, and that prevents me from rating it too highly.

6/10 for now, but that may change after a second viewing.
HezaDelSol

Crustacean
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« Reply #16 on: 08-19-2011 04:37 »
« Last Edit on: 08-19-2011 04:38 »

This was such a weird episode, but in a good way. I enjoyed finally learning the back story between Zoidberg and the professor. Why did the professor think he had malaria though? He just blindly accepted that he MIGHT get it from being in the methane swamp? He doesn't seem like the type to just shrug and assume he might get a disease down the road. Also it was never explained why yetism conveniently has a long incubation period too. I did like Fry's disease progression though. I liked it, probably an 8/10 for me.
Nibblonian Leader

Urban Legend
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« Reply #17 on: 08-19-2011 04:39 »

The ending saved it from mediocrity. 6/10
JoshTheater

Space Pope
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« Reply #18 on: 08-19-2011 04:47 »

I actually quite liked this one. The story wasn't fantastic, but it was just one of those wacky episodes with lots of great gags. I was entertained.
spira

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #19 on: 08-19-2011 04:49 »

I also liked how everyone on the crew seemed to actually serve a purpose, as opposed to just kind of hanging out filling space, even if Amy was off-character. It was also good having a non-shifting focus on two characters and two characters only.
David A

Urban Legend
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« Reply #20 on: 08-19-2011 04:49 »

Am I the only one who recognized that the "Tritonian yeti" was the Mugato, from Star Trek?  Really?

Anyway, aside from some stuff at the begining that Wazn already mentioned, it was a pretty good episode.  It did for Zoidberg what "Lethal Inspection" did for Hermes.
Smarty

Professor
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« Reply #21 on: 08-19-2011 04:52 »

I really liked seeing more friendly interaction between Zoidberg and the Professor. It was refreshing to have it focus on that. It was also interesting to see his relationship with Mom (or Carol, apparently). Usually Mom is terrible to everyone...interesting to know that she and Zoidberg were on good terms, and that he was apparently a decent doctor. I did enjoy the killing contraption part, though; that was well-executed and fun to watch. However, the whole episode seemed rushed...also, another montage? Meh. It just seemed different to me, the entire episode that is.

The idea behind it had the potential to make the episode great, but I don't think the writers went as far as they could have.

8/10
Nibblonian Leader

Urban Legend
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« Reply #22 on: 08-19-2011 04:55 »

"Well-executed". I see what you did there.
JoshTheater

Space Pope
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« Reply #23 on: 08-19-2011 04:58 »

The Murdolator was awesome.
Smarty

Professor
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« Reply #24 on: 08-19-2011 05:12 »

"Well-executed". I see what you did there.

 flirt

...If anything, it was not well-executed, since no one died...
AdrenalinDragon

Bending Unit
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« Reply #25 on: 08-19-2011 05:32 »

One of Futurama's wackiest episodes yet. I enjoyed this one due to the flashbacks of Farnsworth and Zoidberg, showing their friendship together and why Farnsworth kept him around. I also found the mishaps with Zoidberg and the crew funny, but the Murderator was the highlight of the episode, seeing the chain reaction of the device setting off slowly towards killing Farnsworth. The revelation of Farnsworth being a Yeti was unexpected, but it was nice to see Zoidberg being quite likable and mature in this one. I'll give this episode a 9/10 on first viewing.
scififry

Bending Unit
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« Reply #26 on: 08-19-2011 05:53 »

Pretty good episode.
I like that Mom returned and how they achieved how the Professor and Dr. Zoidberg got friends.
The part of Fry turning into popular cultural creatures didn't had to be in there as nobody else had these syndroms (though Fry comes from the time these shows come from, but oh well...). Also good to see Scruffy again.
Professor Zoidy

Urban Legend
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« Reply #27 on: 08-19-2011 05:53 »
« Last Edit on: 08-19-2011 06:13 »

Entirely wacky episode that had stuff all over the good/bad spectrum. The flashbacks were pretty neat and worked well. They felt a lot like classic Futurama but the present time stuff felt too wacky and off.

Also I SWEAR Leela was off-model.... I swear!
6/10?
Imy

Bending Unit
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« Reply #28 on: 08-19-2011 06:09 »

Everything was a hit for me! The slapstick especially was good and not out of place. The Farnsworth/Zoidberg relationship being explored made for a hell of a good episode, I would never have imagined.

8 out of 10 for me big grin
sparkybarky

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #29 on: 08-19-2011 06:33 »

I have always found Zoidberg a sympathetic character. His apology to the enraged crew seemed so genuine and sorrowful. This was an interesting deepening of his character. However, it was uneven (like many I didn't like the cartoon disease). Thankfully the murderator saved the episode.

Did anyone detect a hint of The Thing, during the scene when they were hunting the Yeti in the cold? Or am i just seeing movie parodies where there are none?
sparkybarky

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #30 on: 08-19-2011 06:38 »

Also, best line for me: "Crunch all you want I'll make more." I guess that was back when people liked Leno.
leiapadme77

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #31 on: 08-19-2011 07:30 »

Carol? Really?? LOL

Very unrealistic. Yes, that's silly of me to expect realism from Futurama, but this episode was pretty bad.
hmpf
Onuki

Starship Captain
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« Reply #32 on: 08-19-2011 07:34 »

The episode wasn't that great. I wasn't happy with the beginning. (F**king cactus mad) At least things worked out in the end.

I'd give it a 5/10.
soylentOrange

Urban Legend
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« Reply #33 on: 08-19-2011 08:00 »

yeah, not that great.  5/10
oo0oO00o0
Crustacean
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« Reply #34 on: 08-19-2011 08:01 »
« Last Edit on: 08-19-2011 16:14 »

For some reason I didn't like it at all=/ 3/10. Damn, it was absolutely horrible. I hate it. This episode - the embodiment of everything I hate.
Fnord
Starship Captain
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« Reply #35 on: 08-19-2011 08:41 »

Am I the only one who recognized that the "Tritonian yeti" was the Mugato, from Star Trek?  Really?

You beat me to it.



After the first act, I wasn't sure where this episode was going. Part flashback, part "what color can we make Fry now?"

There also used to be a doll which was a person on a stand, and the arms and legs were segmented, with string connecting them. When you pushed on the underside of the stand, the tension loosened up, and the doll flopped over. (Sorry, I couldn't find a picture online.) This is what the scene with Leela reminded me of.

"Go Johnny Go" was of course from the song "Johnny B. Goode". "Great Little Caeser's Ghost" is based on Perry White's exclamation and the pizza fast-food chain. Amy listing the symptoms of hypermalaria, and the professor acting them out, reminded me of a similar scene in "Airplane!"

Fry proves his ignorance, which harkens back to his line "I've NOT heard of them" (about the monks in G).

Zoidberg didn't have hair this time. I guess none of us imagined him that way. 8-)

It looked like the episode had promise, but somehow didn't quite deliver it after the first act.
Inquisitor Hein
Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #36 on: 08-19-2011 08:47 »
« Last Edit on: 08-19-2011 11:10 »

Though not typical Futurama, I consider this episode somewhere between solid and good.

- Until now, consequences for Zoidberg's bad skill as a doctor was one of the most obvious subplots left unexplored.
- The cartoon deseases were rather fitting. After all, Zoidberg already caused some serious mess medically. Considering that experience, it's okay that something really, really exaggerated, never-seen-before must happen for the rest to take action against him.
- Murderator was great:)
- The only "bigger" flaw I found in this one: The rest of Planet express acted too much of a group, and not as individuals. I seemed to me any of their dialoge lines could have been exchanged and delivered by any of that group. (What Leela said could have been said by Bender, or Fry, or Hermes, etc... but there were hardly any phrases that could have been delivered ONLY by Fry, or ONLY by Leela, etc... ). It was not really a critical aspect of the story...but...well...I just did noticed.

All in all, I would rate the story somewhere between 6 and 7.


flesheatingbull

Starship Captain
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« Reply #37 on: 08-19-2011 09:08 »

not nearly as good as i had hoped. it felt like the comics. keeler, i am dissapoint.
wowbagger

Delivery Boy
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« Reply #38 on: 08-19-2011 09:58 »
« Last Edit on: 08-19-2011 10:13 »

- Until now, consequences for Zoidberg's bad skill as a doctor was one of the most obvious subplots left unexplored.

I completely agree, and I have always wanted them to explore Zoidberg's medical background etc.

This was the best Zoidberg-heavy episode yet. It was great to see him in a good light, and his relationship with the professor was hilarious.

Hard to judge, but 8/10

Jezzem

Urban Legend
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« Reply #39 on: 08-19-2011 10:12 »

I'm not sure how I feel about this one. I though it had a few good laughs and I thought Zoidberg and the Professor's history and whatnot was interesting to see finally, but I watched it with friends rather than by myself so it was kind of distracting or something.

I suppose if I have to give it a rating, maybe 6/10.
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