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Total Voters: 122

SolidSnake

Professor
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« on: 09-02-2011 03:42 »
« Last Edit on: 08-26-2013 18:05 »

Whats your Honest Opinion about Canon Season Finale Overclockwise?


MY OPINION: I loved this episode! It definitely the best of Season 6 in my opinion. The First Act was pretty funny, especially the overclocking bender! The Second act was a bit like a combination of all Season 6A episodes, which was pretty good. The Last Act was Great and Perfect! The Ending really made me feel emotional about Fry and Leelas Future, and for some reason made me think it was beautiful. I rated it a 10/10 because it was a wonderful Finale and is #2 on my Best Finale list, beating "Into The Wild Green Yonder".

Edit* wow, I can't believe I rated this a 10. It deserves a 7/10 at best. The Fry-Leela stuff is like a 10 year old slapped it together. Like it feels so forced, and makes little to no sense at all. The Bender plot was pretty alright. But wasn't ecstatic on how that went, neither. The only things that saved this episode from mediocrity, were the gags. I thought the episode had alot of great gags, which made up for the half-assed story.
Lewwetonian
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« Reply #1 on: 09-02-2011 04:08 »

The first act was a tad off. It did set up the rest of the story, but it lacked in some laugh out loud jokes. I hope that act two really lets this story take off. Because this actually sounds like an interesting episode.
Gorky

Space Pope
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« Reply #2 on: 09-02-2011 04:09 »

Um...I guess this is the official thread?

Anyway: Loving this episode so far. The scene between Fry and Leela was all kinds of sweet (loved the acknowledgement of their relationship as on-again/off-again, and Fry's line about terminators), seeing Mom acting all evil (and swearing so gratuitously) was awesome, and Bender's manic overclocking-related behavior was quite amusing.

Keep it up, show. Please?
jeepdavetj

Starship Captain
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« Reply #3 on: 09-02-2011 04:09 »

I liked the 1st act. A lot. I have a good feeling about this.
homerjaysimpson

Space Pope
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« Reply #4 on: 09-02-2011 04:12 »

Any montage/s yet? Please say no.
jeepdavetj

Starship Captain
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« Reply #5 on: 09-02-2011 04:18 »

Second act, not as strong as the first to me, but still pretty damned good. I hope this closes out strong.
Lewwetonian
Crustacean
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« Reply #6 on: 09-02-2011 04:19 »

I have to say I loved this act. I am going to use the term "monobrains" a lot now. I have high hopes for the conclusion of this episode.
Smarty

Professor
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« Reply #7 on: 09-02-2011 04:19 »

Holy moly, this is a good start. I want to finish it now. More details later.

Seriously, strong episode so far. I really would like to see where they go from here. Really
Nibblonian Leader

Urban Legend
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« Reply #8 on: 09-02-2011 04:20 »

It's nice to see Carol as her old self again. A few of her lines I can't remember at the moment made me laugh out loud. This episodes seems very meta to me. The Fry/Leela moment at the end made me pretty sure it's gonna piss off some shippers.
Gorky

Space Pope
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« Reply #9 on: 09-02-2011 04:22 »

HJS: Not really a montage proper, but there are some choppy scenes set to sappy music.

My only complaint about act two is that the pacing is so...breakneck. This would have made a really great movie, but in episodic format is feels kind of rushed. That said, the Fry/Leela stuff is still nicely-done, and I like seeing Farnsworth and Cubert acting like father and son for once (crying on each others shoulders in jail: funny). And Bender's manic behavior is worth a few chuckles (making a turkey in the microwave? Good plan).

So, yeah. Still very curious to see how this one ends.
Nibblonian Leader

Urban Legend
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« Reply #10 on: 09-02-2011 04:22 »
« Last Edit on: 09-02-2011 04:32 »

HJS: Not really a montage proper, but there are some choppy scenes set to sappy music.

My only complaint about act two is that the pacing is so...breakneck. This would have made a really great movie, but in episodic format is feels kind of rushed. That said, the Fry/Leela stuff is still nicely-done, and I like seeing Farnsworth and Cubert acting like father and son for once (crying on each others shoulders in jail: funny). And Bender's manic behavior is worth a few chuckles (making a turkey in the microwave? Good plan).

So, yeah. Still very curious to see how this one ends.
High hopes. Keeler has yet to disappoint me.

EDIT: And he did not. Great episode. Lotsa jokes, a sappy, touching ending, but tow things. One, does this mean Fry and Leela are together for-reals, and two, right before Nibbler walks off-screen with his Tony award, he freezes and disappears. Other than that, great episode. 10/10
jeepdavetj

Starship Captain
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« Reply #11 on: 09-02-2011 04:31 »

Strong finish. I am.......very happy right now!
spira

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #12 on: 09-02-2011 04:34 »

I love this. I feel kind of guilty for loving it because it is so very shippy and the ending is kind of sappy but I am a teenage girl and thus it made me really happy. 10/10.

Plus the Bender sci-fi shenanigans were epic.

Plus the ceiling fans were hilarious and "That'll do, pig" made me laugh and oh god what else was there, I was laughing a lot. The rat kidneys. The great use of Mom. Nibbler as Tevye.

It was shippy, it had other characteristics...
Gorky

Space Pope
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« Reply #13 on: 09-02-2011 04:35 »

I honestly don't know how to grade this one. It was brilliant, in some ways, but everything happened so damn quickly. And it was light on jokes (though it definitely had its moments: I laughed out loud when Bender told Zoidberg to take three steps over to get thonked by yet another fan). It was just a very...different kind of episode, in terms of content and execution.

And yet...I loved what it did for Fry and Leela's relationship. I loved how Bender was utilized. I loved seeing Mom again, and the callback to Cubert being a clone, and the inclusion of the entire PE crew (this was the could-be finale, after all). And I loved how the sci fi stuff was actually played kind of straight; and how the emotional stuff didn't seem melodramatic, but rather totally organic to the characters.

I don't know. I think I liked it, but I may need to watch it again before I make a final call. It's definitely among the strongest episodes of this season, without a doubt.
jeepdavetj

Starship Captain
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« Reply #14 on: 09-02-2011 04:35 »

I am the lone 9, but I have yet to give a 10. I see 10 as perfect, and I see perfect as boring, so it got my highest score, 9.9
jfroneb1

Crustacean
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« Reply #15 on: 09-02-2011 04:36 »

Oh my goodness, what a great episode. Had all the feelings of 'old futurama'. It had some great call backs and overall was just a great story! Fry/Leela thing was great. And it had a great finish. If this had been a series finale, I thought the writers did a fantastic job. Sure, some parts were wacky, but I thought the strong finished sealed the deal. Great episode and  Very shippy!... and we were all hoping for that  big grin
HezaDelSol

Crustacean
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« Reply #16 on: 09-02-2011 04:39 »

Finally an episode that talks freely about what's going on in Fry and Leela's relationship. They better be together after this, since apparently whatever is going to happen looks well received by both of them.

The rest of the episode was pretty good. The plot to get it there was a little weak but it worked. Very enjoyable overall.
David A

Urban Legend
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« Reply #17 on: 09-02-2011 04:40 »

I probably would have liked it better without the pointless Fry and Leela subplot distracting from the main storyline, but other than that it was pretty good.

I liked the scene with Randy.  For some reason it doesn't surprise me that he and Fry would be friends.
Smarty

Professor
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« Reply #18 on: 09-02-2011 04:49 »

Wow. That was good.

I don't know if we could have asked for a better finale after this season of ambiguity and meh-episodes. The overclocking plot with Bender and his super processing power was awesome. It was a believable plot element and I don't think they rushed it too much. There was enough room for explanation and for us to enjoy it as it happened. I also liked how Bender looked in the court room--very cool.

It was nice to see a good number of characters that had been missing lately (like Nibbler, Randy, even the Number 9 Man...) and that didn't feel too forced. I have to admit, I laughed at Nibbler's idea for "Nibbler on the Roof," and when they showed him in costume it didn't feel forced, but funny. Cubert didn't seem all as much annoying as he has been known previously, and he actually played a crucial role in the story. Mom was as mean as ever, and I liked the lines by Larry in this. Usually Walt has most of them.

But most importantly (to most of us) they finally addressed Fry and Leela's relationship, and actually very directly. I mean, it was openly stated that Leela was unsure about the relationship, that it was on again/off again, and that she didn't know where it was going--exactly what we were seeing out of her the whole season. It makes me think whether or not the writers were firing us up on purpose...Going on, Fry was dedicated and loyal as he always was. I didn't think the bit about Fry wanting to kill himself was overplayed or out of character, either. I mean, he seemed pretty confident that his relationship was going pretty well. When Leela told him that she had to leave, he had to be devastated.

And that note at the end. Wow. There are obviously going to be hard times with their relationship, and very good ones. And with the smiles at the end and the looks they gave each other, we know that it is going to turn out all right. It just gave me this engulfing feeling of warm fuzziness that just made me smile.

Overall, the episode was excellent. Keeler did not let us down. I really didn't feel that the pacing was rushed in any way, which is how I've been feeling about some of the past episodes. The story was just classic Futurama. And the ending was better than I could have hoped for. They didn't say anything exclusively, but implied that their relationship is truly a relationship now. And now I just want the next season to air as quickly as possible.

I'm always a high grader, and I'm definitely going to watch it again, but I'm confident enough to give it a 10, because I've been waiting for a really good episode like this one.

10/10
spira

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #19 on: 09-02-2011 04:50 »

I don't think the subplot was pointless at all. I mean, I am a rabid shipper, but it's something that's needed discussion all throughout this season because of its inconsistencies. Speaking of which, I was really thrilled with the acknowledgement that their relationship has been "on-again, off-again".
Gorky

Space Pope
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« Reply #20 on: 09-02-2011 04:54 »

I liked the scene with Randy.  For some reason it doesn't surprise me that he and Fry would be friends.

I also liked Bender's reaction to Fry and Randy hanging out. Though I think this episode was overall less jokey than most of 6B, Bender was on. This may be his most memorable and enjoyable storyline/appearance for me since "Lethal Inspection."
jeepdavetj

Starship Captain
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« Reply #21 on: 09-02-2011 04:57 »

I just hope that they stick to it for the next season. The letter left plenty of slaps and frowns to be able to put it in the back without Leela saying he is a platonic only friend or Fry chasing tale (sex with the mayors wife) every other episode. I don't know if the writers are scared of having to work around a true relationship, but it is about damned time they did. Tired of being teased.
Kornography

Bending Unit
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« Reply #22 on: 09-02-2011 04:59 »

The callback to The Devils Hands was great, and Nibbler in the costume was hilarious.  The plot seemed a little cluttered, but they made it work surprisingly well. And of course, the ending, oh that ending...

Ken Keeler strikes again!

9.75/10
futz
Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #23 on: 09-02-2011 05:06 »

Sorry, I though it was a collection of old ideas and characters paraded across the screen like, "see - we did these and here they are again". Seemed like 2 story ideas (Bender and Leela) that were worthy of a whole episode that were half written and jammed together. Nothing really new even with Fry & Leela, just a series of facial expressions but no real story. Have to group this with the Holiday fiasco last season, not quite as bad but mainly just filling space.
Louiswuenator

Starship Captain
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« Reply #24 on: 09-02-2011 05:11 »

Hoo hoo. I may not be able to see into the future like Bender, but I predict this episode will be very... polarizing.   laff

As for me, it's too early to form an opinonion yet, but my impression was good.  I got to see some of my favorite characters together and laughed out loud many times.  I loved the trap that Bender laid for the tentacle robot guys and his court shenanigans.  Some great Mom jokes.

The shippers will be happy because they got their ship.  The shippers will be pissed because they got their damn ship!  SHIP.  Smarty, I got the same impression that the writers were taking a shot directly at the shippers themselves.  We could be reading too much into that but either way I got a good laugh out of that thought.  As a shipper myself, I was pleased with what I saw and the ending was satisfying.

Interesting move not having Bender destroy Leela and Fry's future prediction and let them read it at the end.  It must be a paradox correcting prediction. 
pumpkinpie

Starship Captain
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« Reply #25 on: 09-02-2011 05:15 »

Someone tell me what happened, please, I'm dying to know!
Professor Zoidy

Urban Legend
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« Reply #26 on: 09-02-2011 05:16 »

I missed the first couple of minutes but it was glorious. Easily best of the season; it hit everything right. THIS is Futurama folks! The ending had me both satisfied and nerd raging (in an I-want-to-see-that-document-damnit! way.)  Edging on spoilers but I don't see how it would technically be one, I liked Bender in this one. He looked rad. That is all.
jeepdavetj

Starship Captain
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« Reply #27 on: 09-02-2011 05:17 »

Yeah, about that. Anyone got a copy of that note?
Kornography

Bending Unit
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« Reply #28 on: 09-02-2011 05:21 »

Yeah, screw the meaning of life, I want a copy of the note that tells me about where the ceiling fans are and whats up with Fry and Leela! 8D
sparkybarky

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #29 on: 09-02-2011 05:25 »
« Last Edit on: 09-02-2011 05:30 »

I have the day off tomorrow, so I am in Comic Book Guy mode (typing on laptop while watching the episode). I am *immediately* watching the episode a second time, and here are some visual gags I missed the first time:

* Bucket of hot dogs on table gone and replaced with scraps
* Cubert's reflection in Bender's shiny metal ass, when he's unscrewing it to modify his processor. This is the shiniest depiction of his derriere that I've ever seen.
* Bender's feet in stirrups, like at a gynecologist's office. smile
* The poster of Mom, in the style of Farrah Fawcett (<shudder>), in the sons' game room.

And I thought the show was packed to the gills with jokes: the extended word play on Cubert's pug nose, Walt's video game avatar saying "I could have shot a V8 (B8?), the rooster lawyer's pun about cockle-doodle-do (I forget the exact line).

This isn't a coherent review, because I'm spazzing out a little. But I thought it was just AWESOME. And though I haven't voted yet, my megabrain is telling me I'm going to give it a 10.
jeepdavetj

Starship Captain
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« Reply #30 on: 09-02-2011 05:26 »

Meh, the meaning of life holds nothing to the meaning of the Fry/Leela ship or the droppage of ceiling fans. Dammit, what is in that note!
pumpkinpie

Starship Captain
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« Reply #31 on: 09-02-2011 05:26 »

Meh, the meaning of life holds nothing to the meaning of the Fry/Leela ship or the droppage of ceiling fans.

Haha, you said it
FemJesse

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #32 on: 09-02-2011 05:37 »

Apparently they have their bumps but everything turns out good.

Frankly I'm surprised she came back in the end. She's so horrible.
UnrealLegend

Urban Legend
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« Reply #33 on: 09-02-2011 05:47 »

Fantastic episode. Would have made a great finale to the series.

"We're saying 'ding-dong' because you don't have a dorrbell"  laff

"That was not worth $3000"  laff

Zoidberg and the ceiling fans were hilarious, Fry talking with Randy was hilarious, and the story was awesome.
Inquisitor Hein
Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #34 on: 09-02-2011 05:57 »

Quote
Dammit, what is in that note!
42, of course wink
homerjaysimpson

Space Pope
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« Reply #35 on: 09-02-2011 05:58 »

I didn't like this episode it felt like there was a lot missing. The first half was ok but it when downhill after that. I didn't get the deal with bender at all! I don't get why people thought this episode was that good?



spira

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #36 on: 09-02-2011 06:19 »
« Last Edit on: 09-02-2011 06:21 »

What do you mean, "you didn't get the deal with Bender"? Specifics, perhaps?

Also,
"We're saying 'ding-dong' because you don't have a dorrbell"  laff
This was funny as hell, but have they really never had a doorbell? hmm.

Bender telling Zoidberg to move over three steps just to get crushed was one of the funniest moments in the whole season. No, the whole series.
Smarty

Professor
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« Reply #37 on: 09-02-2011 06:20 »
« Last Edit on: 09-02-2011 06:34 »

I didn't get the deal with bender at all!

Well, Bender keeps adding more and more processing power to his own hard drive, making him more efficient, making him able to process things extremely fast, even to the point of anticipating what will happen in the future. I think that's basically it.

I'm currently watching the repeat on Comedy Central, so here's some things I also liked:
  • I also noticed the Mom poster in her sons' room. Also, their room in general amused me.
  • Randy is still hilarious. I've missed him, in a way.
  • I love how Planet Express is in the theater district...
  • I still laughed out loud when Bender was like "Randy?! You've been hanging out with Randy!"
  • Farnsworth's "I was born in prison, and now I'll die in prison..." line
  • Bender telling Zoidberg to move over three steps only to have him walk into another fan...the fan gags were all hilarious.
  • The end still gets me, with the music and the tension and the zooming in...loved it.
Johnnyboy33

Crustacean
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« Reply #38 on: 09-02-2011 06:22 »

Did anyone notice that the tentacle robots were like a completely better version of the weird tentacle robots that were on the most recent episode of Doctor Who?
AdrenalinDragon

Bending Unit
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« Reply #39 on: 09-02-2011 06:24 »

Loved it! Fry and Leela knowing their fate without us knowing! What a fantastic way to end! laff

10/10
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