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UnrealLegend

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« Reply #40 on: 08-26-2011 07:19 »

Awesome episode. The callbacks to The Luck of the Fryish were great, and the emotion between Fry and Yancy seemed genuine. Linda and Morbo were awesome, Zapp and Kif were awesome, and pretty much everything was awesome.

One thing bugged me though: When Manhattan was lifted up, why wasn't Old New York under it? Or the sewers? :/

Another thing: Did anyone else catch the reference to the "Duh-Vinci Code" were Fry says that he may not have brains, but he has a heart? I thought that was an awesome, subtle callback. smile
leiapadme77

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« Reply #41 on: 08-26-2011 07:32 »

1st act was really good. Love all the callbacks. And I love seeing Fry's family.
My Promblem: Pick up NNY and fly it into space?!?! no no
There are so many things wrong with this. But I'm too lazy to point them out, so I'll let everyone else do that.

Everything else was pretty good. Ending was sweet! big grin



Now bundle up, I don't want you getting frozen frown love
Awwwwwwwwwwwww!!!!!!
flesheatingbull

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« Reply #42 on: 08-26-2011 07:53 »

great episode. it felt like classic futurama. 9/10 due to the few pop culture references(i just don't care for them as i live like a recluse).
Regulator

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« Reply #43 on: 08-26-2011 08:07 »
« Last Edit on: 08-26-2011 08:13 »

Hey guys, I've been away/lurking for a while.

Favorite of season 6B for sure. (Apparently best episode ever on CGEF for now) Wrapping NNY up felt a lot like The Simpsons Movie but it worked well enough. Loved the callbacks to The Luck of the Fryrish.

Only thing that was disappointing was no naked Leela. tongue

Mr. Panucci sounded off too, didn't he?
Frisco17

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« Reply #44 on: 08-26-2011 08:35 »
« Last Edit on: 08-27-2011 04:05 »

Definitely one of the better episodes this season. Good to see Fry's family again and Nixon's contingency plan needing tons of piranhas was always hilarious.

 
flesheatingbull

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« Reply #45 on: 08-26-2011 08:41 »

wasn't mom and some floating squids supposed to be in this episode? i'm guessing that the scene was deleted.
bendingunit6

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« Reply #46 on: 08-26-2011 09:07 »

Best episode of the half-season. Liked the callbacks to "The Luck of the Fryrish", and it's great to see more of Fry's past. A lot of great jokes, and I loved the ending. 10/10

wasn't mom and some floating squids supposed to be in this episode? i'm guessing that the scene was deleted.

That's gonna be in next week's episode, "Overclockwise", not this one.
Fnord
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« Reply #47 on: 08-26-2011 09:33 »

everyone read Futurama Comics Issue 11, The Cure For the Common Clod.  That had a more funnier story of Fry having the Common Cold.  FYI Leela gets naked.

Yes, I missed that as well. (Even though you couldn't see the "naughty bits", there were a few funny scenes in the comic --- Fry inside the bubble, trying to keep an eye on Leela, but the bubble keeps steaming over.)

This is a feel-good episode. It's good to have a few of these every now and then.

When Hermes said "It IS worse!", was it his turn to panic?

Also, using a cooler in the wintertime seems a bit redundant. (I guess keeps the beer from freezing --- notice that both times Fry was drinking beer, it was Lobrau?)

And there was white stuff on the ground and lake; anyone know what this was?
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #48 on: 08-26-2011 10:48 »
« Last Edit on: 08-26-2011 10:59 »

Awesome ep, funny, had heart, great plot, nice twists, good ending, sci-fi. This was just all-round great, and the flashbacks really helped flesh it out and make it that extra bit deeper. Everyone was in character, and Morbo finally appeared again and was hilarious! I liked that fresh bait on the ice joke near the beginning, and also when Bender stole that charity box because everyone was more pre-occupied with the cold. Putting all of Manhattan in quarantine was interesting, and it meant Zapp could come back! Also we had Wernstrom! All good, and it all wrapped up just about without feeling too forced, it had heart...

9/10
Rush

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« Reply #49 on: 08-26-2011 10:51 »

10/10: A legionary episode.

Opening Caption: We're following you but not on twitter

The guy who was selling selling ice pops in Möbius Dick is back alive, in this episode he was selling live bait, but he was killed by his "live bat".
Inquisitor Hein
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« Reply #50 on: 08-26-2011 10:52 »
« Last Edit on: 08-26-2011 10:54 »

He's probably called "Kenny"...wink

About the episode:
Yep, good one. Old school feeling to it and featuring many secondary characters.
There was still a slight touch of "rushedness", but within acceptable means.
Zmithy

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« Reply #51 on: 08-26-2011 11:12 »
« Last Edit on: 08-26-2011 11:17 »

Really liked how this turned out, this one will be getting rewatched a lot. 9/10

The "common cold" plotline from the comics was one of the cooler sci-fi ideas that they had, so I'm glad to see it made it into the main show.

I was half-expecting it to be really deadly or have weird effects in the future, but having it be harmless with everyone over-reacting was even funnier.

Glad that they managed to introduce some epic sci-fi to what could have been quite a plain episode too, with the cutting out of manhattan and tractor-beaming it into space. That was cool.

And I know we're always complaining about too many pop culture references, but the biggest laugh this episode for me was Leela telling Fry, "I knew that offhand; I'm Facebooking right now." The line-reading just killed me.

Yeah, Leela's lines were great... I also laughed at "I found the satellite!" just for the deadpan way that the line was delivered.
Jezzem

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« Reply #52 on: 08-26-2011 11:31 »

I really liked this episode. I haven't read The Cure For the Common Clod (althought I did flick through it at a newsagent once) so I can't say how many parts of it were the same as the comic but anyways, onto some kind of review or something...

I thought a lot of it felt like classic Futurama and the pacing was good in that it didn't feel like it just got started and immediately ended, while it also didn't feel like it dragged on forever.

As for the scene at the end with Fry and Yancy Sr, it suprised me a little as I thought there was about to be some kind of emotional moment with Fry and Leela there at the end but, while it felt like it came out of nowhere, the scene itself felt really genuine and natural (and I liked the line about not wanting Fry to get frozen).

Overall, I really great episode and definitely one of my favourites of this half-season.

9/10
Bend-err

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« Reply #53 on: 08-26-2011 11:32 »

So no one mentioned yet how Barack Obama was the Pizza delivery guy in 1988?

Especially with Fry commenting "I'm not gonna be a loser like that guy."
Jezzem

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« Reply #54 on: 08-26-2011 11:54 »

Yes, I believe Spira did on the previous page.
DannyJC13

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« Reply #55 on: 08-26-2011 11:57 »

Wow, awesome to the max! big grin The end was pretty touching, I like how he referenced getting frozen, was kind of sad. frown

9/10

Also, Zapp launched an effing Universe to Universe Missle into the saran wrap, and it caused a tiny explosion... Either a stupid error, or that missile would of done naff all to Yivo in TBWABB... no no
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #56 on: 08-26-2011 12:02 »

So no one mentioned yet how Barack Obama was the Pizza delivery guy in 1988?

Especially with Fry commenting "I'm not gonna be a loser like that guy."

It was alright, a reasonable joke...

I like how he referenced getting frozen

Oh yeah, I loved that part too! big grin...
Svip

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« Reply #57 on: 08-26-2011 13:13 »

Josh Gedgie reminded me of JoshTheater.  In a bad way.

I chuckled when Wernstrom said 'and this is a Verizon coverage map'.  The mentions of Twitter, Verizon and Facebook hardly bothered me.  Although, the mention of Twitter was in the opening captions.
DannyJC13

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« Reply #58 on: 08-26-2011 13:35 »

I loved that opening caption. big grin
LobsterMooch
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« Reply #59 on: 08-26-2011 13:52 »
« Last Edit on: 11-09-2011 15:49 »

 big grin
Svip

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« Reply #60 on: 08-26-2011 13:53 »

Can someone change JoshTheater's avatar to Josh Gedgie?
Gorky

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« Reply #61 on: 08-26-2011 13:54 »

Hah, Danny, I totally thought of you and the other Tweetin' PEELers when I saw the opening caption. It got a chuckle from me, actually, which doesn't usually happen with the captions. This season, though, I've noticed that they've been really amusing; a few others got a laugh from me, too, though I'm too lazy to give any examples.

And as far as this episode's similarity to "The Cure for the Common Clod" goes: the only time I was kind of reminded of the comic was when Bender was spreading Zoidberg's mucus everywhere, since in the comic they find a way to cure the cold using mutant antibodies in this big ol' viscous glob of snot. (Uh, spoiler alert.)

Honestly, though, not one part of this episode seemed cribbed from the comics, with the obvious exception of, well, Fry reintroducing the common cold to society. The execution was one hundred percent different, and definitely more satisfying.
Bend-err

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« Reply #62 on: 08-26-2011 13:57 »

Can someone change JoshTheater's avatar to Josh Gedgie?

   



But only if Ralph's avatar gets permanently changed to this:
Boxy Robot

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« Reply #63 on: 08-26-2011 13:58 »

Any SpongeBob fans reminded of "Fungus Among Us" when Bender started spreading the green snot to those people (In fact I thought the episode was going to take that turn)
DannyJC13

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« Reply #64 on: 08-26-2011 14:00 »

Hah, Danny, I totally thought of you and the other Tweetin' PEELers when I saw the opening caption. It got a chuckle from me, actually, which doesn't usually happen with the captions. This season, though, I've noticed that they've been really amusing; a few others got a laugh from me, too, though I'm too lazy to give any examples.


Meh, they've been alright-ish. tongue
Gorky

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« Reply #65 on: 08-26-2011 14:04 »

I was actually reminded of an episode of Scrubs where there's disease running rampant in the hospital, and those who have been afflicted have this radioactive, greenish glow haloing the contagious parts of their bodies.

I've never seen that episode of Spongebob, though. I do remember the episode where Spongebob had a cold and he was this gray-yellow color and he kept sneezing and they had to plug him up with all these corks or something. That really happened, right?

And Danny: I think it was "For the Sophisticated Shut-In" and "The One Bright Spot in Your Life!" that made me laugh, probably because both statements are so very, very true.
spira

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« Reply #66 on: 08-26-2011 14:04 »

"The One Bright Spot in your Life" made me laugh so hard. I liked the Twitter one from this ep too.

I also agree that this one had a nice "old-school" vibe. Definitely fit in with the original run.
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #67 on: 08-26-2011 14:05 »

I'm glad there were no gross bloody close-ups or overly wacky jokes like in The Tip of the Zoidberg. Futurama eps don't need them, this was far better without them smile...
DannyJC13

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« Reply #68 on: 08-26-2011 14:06 »

And Danny: I think it was "For the Sophisticated Shut-In" and "The One Bright Spot in Your Life!" that made me laugh, probably because both statements are so very, very true.

I liked 'It's Tentacular!'. tongue
Svip

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« Reply #69 on: 08-26-2011 14:07 »

Moo!.
Boxy Robot

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« Reply #70 on: 08-26-2011 14:07 »

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DannyJC13

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« Reply #71 on: 08-26-2011 14:07 »


W-we know...
sparkybarky

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« Reply #72 on: 08-26-2011 14:12 »

Wow, awesome to the max! big grin

I definitely think such a great episode warrants a Safety Dance! Duhn-duhn-duhn-da-duhn-duhn-da-duhn-duhn.....
DannyJC13

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« Reply #73 on: 08-26-2011 14:13 »

You know that dance wasn't as safe as they said it was...
Quolnok

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« Reply #74 on: 08-26-2011 14:22 »

Wait wait wait... Wasn't the EXACT story already a Futurama comic?

What the hell, man?
Analysis says: No.

In both stories the cold had been eradicated but was brought back by Fry, the similarity ended there.

In "Cure for the Common Clod" the cold virus put everyone in a primal state and it formed big amoeba / phlegm clumps that threatened the city until the mutants were infected and their antibody amoebas were able to destroy them. Also the robots were somehow effected by the end of it.

Wait. I thought the comics are non-canon? Or do I have tons of reading to do?

They are non-canon, as indicated by writers of the show when discussing the fact that this episode is similar to a comic plot line. There's only two things known to have carried over to the show; Space Boy comics and Hattie's last name. Comic stuff can be considered canon if it is minor and doesn't conflict with the show's information on a topic. Heck, there's only been two things that've carried over between comics, excluding Time Bender Trilogy and Crossover Crisis.


This episode was good, at least on par with Clod, probably better if only due to it being animated. It was probably more scientifically sound than the comic too. Although the comic did have a sorority lingerie rave and a naked Leela. Yeah, I prefer the episode.

9/10
LobsterMooch
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« Reply #75 on: 08-26-2011 14:41 »
« Last Edit on: 11-09-2011 15:48 »

 frown
DannyJC13

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« Reply #76 on: 08-26-2011 14:43 »

But I wonder how URL managed to broadcast his own voice through a megaphone and a loudspeaker. confused

Yeah I thought that, wouldn't it be really muffled or cause an echo?
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #77 on: 08-26-2011 14:56 »

I never noticed that, hmmm hmpf...
DannyJC13

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« Reply #78 on: 08-26-2011 15:04 »

Another thing I noticed, if Fry was born in 1974, he would've been 14 in this episode, like me! (And Nibblonian Leader, CommanderZapp and others.)
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #79 on: 08-26-2011 15:08 »

All the more reason for you to have young Fry as your avatar then...
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