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Solid Gold Bender

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« Reply #120 on: 12-20-2011 22:50 »

Agreed, a lot of people don't like WTBR for some reason. I thought it had some great lines, and had a good story.
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #121 on: 12-21-2011 01:57 »

Well, if you consider that "That Darn Katz!" is the only Amy-based episode not based on her romantic relationships, it would make sense that the Kif-Amy plot is becoming a bit stale.
spira

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« Reply #122 on: 12-21-2011 02:04 »

I actually first saw Birdbot as a rerun on CC a year ago or so. It and Love and Rocket are the only two pre-6B I have ever first seen on TV.

I thought it was pretty good.

Buggalo was another of Zoidy's shining moments. Hilarious. Other than that, though, nothing super special about it.
SpaceGoldfish fromWazn

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« Reply #123 on: 12-21-2011 02:31 »

[quote author=SpaceGoldfish fromWazn link=topic=21549


And I agree that Zapp winds up looking like an asshole, but his behavior isn't exactly surprising. Nor does it make me think less of him, as I didn't think much of him to start with.



Well Zapp has always been an asshole, but most of the time it's because he's so ridiculously self centered to an almost childlike extent, and a complete buffoon, so its pretty hilarious, as are his many attempts to clumsily hit on anything female.   Sure we know he's an asshole, (such as him using his own soldiers as human shields or abandoning the Titanic's passengers to their fate after piloting their ship into a black hole and previously showing no regard for their safety.  Hell, at one point he was seriously considering killing Amy and using her skin as a tent.)

But I dunno.  He's always such a complete idiot, so seeing him manipulate Amy in such a creepy, calculated manner was really unsettling coming from a childish buffoon like him.  It went beyond being a selfish idiot to well... being a sexual predator.   It wasn't funny, just very very creepy.  And that's without even bringing up the whole "Amy is Kif's widow thing" which just makes it ten times worse.
Mr Snrub

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« Reply #124 on: 09-05-2012 21:13 »


From season 7a, I would say both Free Will hunting and Near-Death Wish are a lot better than most people give them credit for. As for the rest of the series, A Pharaoh to Remember, Less than Hero and Bendin' in the Wind get a lot of unwanted stick, in my opinion.
Jarvio

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« Reply #125 on: 09-06-2012 02:20 »

Bendin' In The Wind and The Honking (both great episodes IMO) seem to rarely ever be mentioned...
My Manwich

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« Reply #126 on: 09-06-2012 02:51 »
« Last Edit on: 09-06-2012 04:33 »

The Honking is Awesome.

Who can't say that they don't love the start of the episode when Bender is going nuts spelling his name and Hermes mutes him with the remote and you can still see Bender in the background going nuts.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ft1cGxGaXfo
spira

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« Reply #127 on: 09-06-2012 02:52 »

The Honking is usually pretty high on people's lists, no?

I loved Near-Death Wish. People better be givin' that one credit.
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #128 on: 09-06-2012 03:06 »

I like the Honking, but I think it's one of the more forgettable episodes of the original run.

I still think "Future Stock" and "Love and Rocket" are the most underrated episodes.
My Manwich

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« Reply #129 on: 09-06-2012 03:08 »

I like the Honking, but I think it's one of the more forgettable episodes of the original run.

I still think "Future Stock" and "Love and Rocket" are the most underrated episodes.

TUBES, your older than you said you were.  Cracks me up every time.  Along with Leela telling the ship to cover her shame.
SpaceGoldfish fromWazn

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« Reply #130 on: 09-06-2012 03:11 »

I adore Bend Her, but that's an episode that mostly gets ignored.

I also think Love and Rocket is another episode that for some reason is rarely mentioned, despite having so many highlights: from the 2001 A Space Odyssey parody to having one of the best guest stars ever, this is probably the most criminally underrated episodes ever.  "OH!  IF ONLY I COULD READ LIPS!" and "Fire detected in the vicinity of Leela."

An episode that gets a lot of undeserved hate is I Dated a Robot.  It was a pop-culture heavy episode, but the themes used are still vague enough to be relevant and relatable, unlike many of the pop-culture references in the new run, many of which have already become dated (such as Susan Boil.)  Lucy Liu was a wonderful guest star as both the sweet but clearly malfunctioning FUTURAMA TERTIARY CHARACTER NOT FOUND, as well as the murderous Liubot army, and of course, her own head in a jar.  It's a hysterical episode, and I would say Liubot's "death"is probably one of the saddest moments of the entire series.
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #131 on: 09-06-2012 03:15 »

MEMORY DELETED.

SpaceGoldfish fromWazn

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« Reply #132 on: 09-06-2012 03:19 »

Oh Fry, I love you more then the moon and the stars and the POETIC REFERENCE 2123 NOT FOUND.
Zoo Station

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« Reply #133 on: 09-06-2012 03:29 »
« Last Edit on: 09-06-2012 03:33 »

I always seem to like the episodes that everyone else hates. I love "Bendin' in the Wind" and as a massive Beck fan I enjoyed the in-jokes and bizarre plot. It also seems like "Bendless Love" rarely gets a mention.
SpaceGoldfish fromWazn

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« Reply #134 on: 09-06-2012 03:34 »

True.  Angelyne wasn't as lovable as the Countess (of course) but she is one of my favourite love interests for Bender, along with Fanny and behind... take a wild guess.
My Manwich

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« Reply #135 on: 09-06-2012 04:22 »
« Last Edit on: 09-06-2012 04:34 »

I always seem to like the episodes that everyone else hates. I love "Bendin' in the Wind" and as a massive Beck fan I enjoyed the in-jokes and bizarre plot. It also seems like "Bendless Love" rarely gets a mention.
True.  Angelyne wasn't as lovable as the Countess (of course) but she is one of my favourite love interests for Bender, along with Fanny and behind... take a wild guess.

I really don't care for "Bendin' in the Wind" because I am not a Beck fan.  If you are that's cool.  

But there are a lot of jokes in that episode that I love and laugh at every time I see them.

I also don't really care for "Bendless Love" because of Angelyne but again there is one of the best jokes of Futurama ever.

Bender: "I'll have a fuzzy navel and she will have the girliest drink in the house."

BartenderBot: "Two fuzzy navels coming up"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F85F3GtWmDs


Bonus Benders Video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&v=aXU8w336oGs&NR=1





Mr Snrub

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« Reply #136 on: 09-06-2012 13:00 »

I think a lot of people don't like Bendin' in the Wind because they see it as them giving Beck a 22 minute blowjob. But it's not like he doesn't take the piss out of himself that episode, unlike, say, the Beastie Boys.
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #137 on: 09-07-2012 12:30 »

"That was a thousand years ago; now we've got seven".
Monster_Robot_Maniac

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« Reply #138 on: 01-03-2014 01:39 »

I've always thought 'The Cryonic Woman' was a pretty underrated episode. I liked all the callbacks to the pilot, as many of them gave us a somewhat further understanding as to what kind of business Applied Cryogenics is, and I even enjoyed Michelle (to an extent); I can't deny that she was a jerk to Fry, but I don't think we, the audience, were supposed to like her. She was meant to come across as a rude, self-absorbed person, so that we could easily side with Fry. The complaint that she's too mean is like saying Fry's too dimwitted.

I also think 300 Big Boys was pretty underrated. I liked how this one gave us a look at every crew member's day (22 short films style), and each segment was pretty funny, especially Fry's. I don't know why people don't like this one very much.

There are more that I find better than they are said to be, but I'll just keep this post minimal and end it here. Also, sorry to bump an older thread and whatnot.  hmpf
Tedward

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« Reply #139 on: 01-03-2014 04:15 »

There are more that I find better than they are said to be, but I'll just keep this post minimal and end it here. Also, sorry to bump an older thread and whatnot.  hmpf

You needn't feel any remorse for posting a well-reasoned post in an appropriate thread...as you did.
Jezzem

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« Reply #140 on: 01-03-2014 05:09 »

I agree with both of your points, MRM. I actually really like everything in The Cryonic Woman up to when they freeze themselves, then it sort of falls apart a little. I liked seeing Fry and Bender working at Applied Cryogenics, as it sort of feels like a sequel to the pilot and I like Fry showing Michelle around New New York as it shows that Fry is starting to become accustomed to living in the future which is nice. Plus, I always like episodes where we get to see some more of the characters' day-to-day lives in NNY (and the general PE office shenanigans at the start of the episode which I also like to see). Anyways, for me, the first two acts of TCW are good enough for me to not hate it based on the toxic wasteland LA part. Or whatever.

As for Three Hundred Big Boys, I was surprised to find out it was apparently so disliked by a lot of people when it aired since I always thought it was a really good episode.
TheBPB11

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« Reply #141 on: 01-03-2014 09:22 »

This is definitely The Duh-Vinci Code, I almost never see it mentioned.  MRM bumping the review thread was the first I've seen of it on the board for a long time.
Beamer

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« Reply #142 on: 01-03-2014 13:10 »

As for Three Hundred Big Boys, I was surprised to find out it was apparently so disliked by a lot of people when it aired since I always thought it was a really good episode.

Things like the vomiting whale were definitely jarring upon its initial airing, though far less so now thanks to the CC run. I think it's a pretty mediocre episode, with the exception of Fry's plot and the fucking incredible climax that comes of it.

I've always thought 'The Cryonic Woman' was a pretty underrated episode. I liked all the callbacks to the pilot, as many of them gave us a somewhat further understanding as to what kind of business Applied Cryogenics is, and I even enjoyed Michelle (to an extent); I can't deny that she was a jerk to Fry, but I don't think we, the audience, were supposed to like her. She was meant to come across as a rude, self-absorbed person, so that we could easily side with Fry. The complaint that she's too mean is like saying Fry's too dimwitted.

I honestly never quite understood WHY they ever dated in the first place. As for The Cryonic Woman, I don't hate it to the same extent that some do, though it really does fall apart after its first act (which was actually quite good).
cartoonlover27

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« Reply #143 on: 01-03-2014 14:17 »

I know we're supposed to hate Michelle, but I don't even get how they met each other and how they could even stand being around each other. I'm assuming Fry was physically attracted to her, as was she to him, and he thought of it as a long term relationship, whereas she didn't. The Cryonic Woman is one of my Futurama guilty pleasures. It doesn't matter how much I hate Michelle, I'll always like that episode. I think it's witty and unique. smile
MeatablePie

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« Reply #144 on: 01-05-2014 18:43 »

HHRHGB seems pretty forgettable for me.
Mr Snrub

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« Reply #145 on: 01-06-2014 00:40 »

That took me way too long to decipher. All I could see was Horrible Gelatinous Blob for a while.  
Monster_Robot_Maniac

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« Reply #146 on: 01-06-2014 00:43 »

He means how Hermes requisitioned his groove back, for the acronym impaired users out there.
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #147 on: 01-06-2014 01:33 »

I thought that was widely considered to be one of season 2's best episodes?
Beamer

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« Reply #148 on: 01-06-2014 02:12 »

I thought that was widely considered to be one of season 2's best episodes?

Yeah, me too. Season 2 went through a period of fleshing out the rest of the PE Crew (as in, everyone aside from Fry/Bender/Leela) and pretty much gave each supporting character their own episode. How Hermes Requisitioned His Groove Back is easily the best of that particular bunch, and is a stand-out as far as that whole season goes.
MeatablePie

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« Reply #149 on: 01-06-2014 23:40 »

I thought that was widely considered to be one of season 2's best episodes?

To me it seems pretty unknown and I can't really remember it.
Mr Snrub

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« Reply #150 on: 01-06-2014 23:52 »

I look at pretty much all of season two fondly, since for me, it's were the show first became pretty much perfect.
SolidSnake

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« Reply #151 on: 01-07-2014 03:19 »

I look at pretty much all of season two fondly, since for me, it's were the show first became pretty much perfect.
Amen.
MeatablePie

Professor
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« Reply #152 on: 01-10-2014 02:53 »

Come to think of it, I feel like FALBF was hands-down, easily the biggest snorefest of an episode Futurama gave us.
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #153 on: 01-10-2014 03:43 »

Really? I thought it definitely one if the funnier 7B episodes, and it had such a great twist.
SolidSnake

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« Reply #154 on: 01-10-2014 03:45 »

Yeah, I actually prefered FALBF over 2D Blacktop, and I still kinda stand by my 8/10 rating for it.
MeatablePie

Professor
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« Reply #155 on: 01-10-2014 04:07 »

Sure it brought some laughs but the plot felt bland and robotic.

Monster_Robot_Maniac

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« Reply #156 on: 01-10-2014 04:26 »

I didn't like it much either. It wasn't one of the worst episodes, but I didn't think it was that great. Of course, I'm not that big of a shipper (not that I'm against the show's relationships), so I may not be the intended audience for the episode.
Quantum Neutrino Field

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« Reply #157 on: 01-10-2014 11:53 »

Yes, it was good, but nothing special. I don't see how it's bland, though. I think it has an interesting plot and it's funny.
Monster_Robot_Maniac

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« Reply #158 on: 01-10-2014 21:41 »

I'd say one of the most underrated episode of Season 7B is Assie Come Home. I thought it was nice to see a Bender-centric episode that, despite being mainly about Bender, still had large roles for the other main characters. On that note, I appreciated seeing another big 3 episode before the series ended. I also liked how many callbacks it had, like the scenes with Hedonism Bot or the Robot House. I think it had some of, if not the, best visuals of the entire season. I think the ending scene splits alot of the fans, opinion-wise. I personally liked it, as it had a good mix of melodrama/parody and actual drama (which was mostly there because of Tyng's amazing score for this episode).
MeatablePie

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« Reply #159 on: 01-11-2014 15:16 »

On that note, I appreciated seeing another big 3 episode before the series ended.

I thought I was the only one who called them the "Big 3" at times.
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