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Beamer

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« Reply #160 on: 01-13-2014 11:28 »

I thought Assie Come Home was pretty average. It wasn't bad by any means, but for an episode that was 100% comedy-focussed, it wasn't particularly funny.
John F. Zoidberg

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« Reply #161 on: 01-29-2014 17:27 »

Mother's Day is very underrated in my opinion, and I don't believe I've ever seen it mentioned here.

"Would you like some cream? OUT OF CREAM!"
Arrogant cigar jerk

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« Reply #162 on: 01-29-2014 20:18 »

The Honking has already been mentioned, but when looking at places like IMDB it's truly underrated. One of my top 5 episodes, I don't know why, it just hits me.
TheBPB11

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« Reply #163 on: 01-30-2014 08:54 »

Mother's Day is very underrated in my opinion, and I don't believe I've ever seen it mentioned here.

"Would you like some cream? OUT OF CREAM!"
I agree with this, Mother's Day is possibly one of the best episodes of Season 2 for me.
SpaceGoldfish fromWazn

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« Reply #164 on: 01-30-2014 10:15 »

I think Bend Her and Love and Rocket are great gems and are two episodes you rarely hear mentioned.  Bend Her I can see being not for everyone, but Love and Rocket is Futurama at its finest: a wonderfully cute but insane sci-fi plot, with shout outs to one of the greatest sci-fi films of all time, with a wonderful guest performance of one of the greatest heroines in science fiction film: the voice of Ellen Ripley herself.  It's Futurama in its purest form and it's a treasure.

I also think That Darn Katz! and I Dated a Robot get a lot and I do mean a lot, of undeserved hate.  Lucy Liu is easily one of the best guest stars on the show, and the death of Liubot is also one of the most genuinely touching moments on the show: it turns out its not just a man, but an audience who can grow to love a holographic image of a human actress projected onto a robot, and even to this day I feel very, very sad when she gets deleted.   And this is coming from someone who was dry eyed during any thing to do with Seymour.
Inquisitor Hein
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« Reply #165 on: 01-30-2014 12:15 »
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I also think That Darn Katz! and I Dated a Robot get a lot and I do mean a lot, of undeserved hate.  Lucy Liu is easily one of the best guest stars on the show, and the death of Liubot is also one of the most genuinely touching moments on the show: it turns out its not just a man, but an audience who can grow to love a holographic image of a human actress projected onto a robot, and even to this day I feel very, very sad when she gets deleted.   And this is coming from someone who was dry eyed during any thing to do with Seymour.

I must admit the ending did not really do it for me.

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Fry: But I just downloaded her because I love you.

Liu: If you love the real Lucy Liu and not just what you've seen in movies, genre-straddling lawyer shows and kiss-ass articles in People magazine, you'll blank out that robot.

Point in case: The Robot was not the real Lucy Liu, but it developed some kind of personality, and was shown caring for Fry. While the real Lucy Liu -no matter what big fan Fry is- was just a stranger passing by.
Fry killing someone who saved his live because of the command of someone who just came along? It hardly sounds right. Especially with Fry who was usually very loyal towards his friends.
I know the Liu-Bot had to be removed from coninuity somehow, but they handled it in a rather unfitting way imhO.
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #166 on: 01-30-2014 13:50 »

I love IDAR. I've never understood the lukewarm opinions toward it.
totalnerduk

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« Reply #167 on: 01-30-2014 16:22 »

I think Bend Her and Love and Rocket are great gems and are two episodes you rarely hear mentioned.  Bend Her I can see being not for everyone, but Love and Rocket is Futurama at its finest: a wonderfully cute but insane sci-fi plot, with shout outs to one of the greatest sci-fi films of all time, with a wonderful guest performance of one of the greatest heroines in science fiction film: the voice of Ellen Ripley herself.  It's Futurama in its purest form and it's a treasure.

I also think... ...I Dated a Robot get[s] a lot and I do mean a lot, of undeserved hate.  Lucy Liu is easily one of the best guest stars on the show, and the death of Liubot is also one of the most genuinely touching moments on the show: it turns out its not just a man, but an audience who can grow to love a holographic image of a human actress projected onto a robot, and even to this day I feel very, very sad when she gets deleted.   And this is coming from someone who was dry eyed during any thing to do with Seymour.

Y'know, I agree with this completely, and yet I think it's not a great episode due mainly to the really anvilicious anti-piracy message. Yes, I would download a car. I would download an intergalactic bloody spaceship if I could. Were it possible, I would download the power to re-shape the universe according to my will (and I'd show absolutely no restraint in using that power).

I would definitely have downloaded a celebrity or seven for sex as a horny, single, teenager. The sharing of information is nothing new, and the whining about it from an industry crammed with people (even at the middle levels) who earn enough money each year to carpet the Sudan (whilst I usually have to decide what I'm going to do without for a while after visiting the cinema) is tedious and annoying enough to make me want to download many things (cars, an ocelot, various people's talent for acting or singing, priceless art, food, knowledge, every copyrighted work ever, etc) purely out of spite.

The now-so-dated Nappster reference is somewhat off-putting, as well.

As for TDK, I do not agree with it being an overlooked gem. As a cat person, I found it to be full of the sorts of clichés you'd expect from a writing room full of dog people, and didn't really care for even the jokes that weren't about cats. It was a waste of a perfectly good premise, and that for me epitomises what's wrong with so many CC run episodes.
Xanfor

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« Reply #168 on: 01-30-2014 18:55 »

Y'know, I agree with this completely, and yet I think it's not a great episode due mainly to the really anvilicious anti-piracy message.

The anti-piracy message of I Dated a Robot was so blatant, it came off quite clearly as satire to me. It still does, so I have to agree with SpaceGoldfish in categorising IDAR as an enjoyable episode.

totalnerduk

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« Reply #169 on: 01-30-2014 20:37 »

I'm pretty sure I've mentioned somewhere before that heavy-handed satire is something that I particularly disdain in televised entertainment. If it's so blatant that you see it without thinking about it, then it's being done poorly.
Xanfor

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« Reply #170 on: 01-31-2014 00:10 »

In that case, I understand. I believe that heavy-handed satire has its place on occasion, and that both subtle and blatant parody is appropriate in different situations.
MeatablePie

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« Reply #171 on: 01-31-2014 00:13 »

I thought Assie Come Home was pretty average. It wasn't bad by any means, but for an episode that was 100% comedy-focussed, it wasn't particularly funny.

True, pretty unknown.

6B seemed the most unknown to me personally.
Mr Snrub

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« Reply #172 on: 01-31-2014 00:33 »

According to that survey list thing I did, season two is the least memorable.
TheMadCapper

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« Reply #173 on: 01-31-2014 04:23 »

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As for TDK, I do not agree with it being an overlooked gem. As a cat person, I found it to be full of the sorts of clichés you'd expect from a writing room full of dog people

But the cats were villains in this episode. The writers couldn't have people singing paeans to the cats, lest viewers become confused about whether the destruction of Earth would be a bad thing.
SpaceGoldfish fromWazn

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« Reply #174 on: 01-31-2014 23:48 »

I'm pretty sure I've mentioned somewhere before that heavy-handed satire is something that I particularly disdain in televised entertainment. If it's so blatant that you see it without thinking about it, then it's being done poorly.

I never really thought of IDAR as being preachy, because it's moral of don't pirate was smacked silly, from endorsing it (Liubot was a character in her own right as far as i was concenred rather then being just a holographic image doll) and then said to be a  bad thing and then a good thing then a bad thing again, so I never really watched it and thought "DON'T PIRATE" as a result of it because the show was all other the place in whether it was good or bad.  Especially since Kidnapster was actually a legitimate business rather then an illegal website it just turned out to have an illegal secret, like Slurm.  And lets face it, compared to the Comedy Central episodes That Had A Very Important Message it was so subtle it was barely there.  Also whilst the Kidnapster reference may be dated now, but the piracy theme is as broad a topic as say global warming (Crimes of the Hot) that it will still have relevance and discussion topic points as long as the show runs, unlike somehting very specific like the topics covered in Yo Leela Leela and Attack of the Killer App, which were dated either immediately or almost immediately after the episode came out.
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