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PEE Poll: Rated PG 13!
1/10 worse   -4 (3.7%)
2/10   -0 (0%)
3/10   -2 (1.8%)
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5/10   -1 (0.9%)
6/10   -5 (4.6%)
7/10   -6 (5.5%)
8/10   -15 (13.8%)
9/10   -33 (30.3%)
10/10 best   -43 (39.4%)
Total Voters: 109

Louiswuenator

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« Reply #40 on: 09-09-2011 06:54 »

"Things only rhyme below ten to the minus five angstroms, you dope!"   laff
trytoguess
Poppler
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« Reply #41 on: 09-09-2011 06:57 »

Good for you that so far, there aren't really any people that disagree with you.

Well hypothetically speaking of course (well mostly there's always that one person...).  smile
jeepdavetj

Starship Captain
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« Reply #42 on: 09-09-2011 07:06 »

Gave it a 7. Second part was great. 1st was ok. Didn't like crappy anime in the 90's and don't like it today tongue
UnrealLegend

Space Pope
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« Reply #43 on: 09-09-2011 07:43 »

That was a cool way to end the season.

"Is my eye playing trick on me?"

"Destruct them!"

Overall, good episode.
Ralph Snart

Agent Provocateur
Near Death Star Inhabitant
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« Reply #44 on: 09-09-2011 07:44 »

8.5 for me.  I enjoyed the "in-jokes" and the parody atmosphere.

I'll give it a 10 if it pisses HJS off enough to leave.  Forever.
Crazyguy1990

Delivery Boy
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« Reply #45 on: 09-09-2011 07:47 »
« Last Edit on: 09-09-2011 08:03 »

Part 1 didn't do much for me, but the other 2 parts definitely made up for it, especially the tempest reference in part 2. Haven't laughed that hard in ages.

I give it an 8/10.
Buddy13

Bending Unit
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« Reply #46 on: 09-09-2011 07:48 »



Here, I made another one!

I've got one more planned from this ep (same segment, maybe I'll look for something in the other segments, too).

Hope you like it!
Regulator

Crustacean
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« Reply #47 on: 09-09-2011 07:52 »
« Last Edit on: 09-09-2011 07:53 »

What a fun episode.

Only thing is the Fleischer style should have been weirder.

Much weirder.
Onuki

Starship Captain
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« Reply #48 on: 09-09-2011 07:53 »

7/10

The 'video game' and 'anime' parts were interesting. Not much I have to say about the episode really. My favorite parts were when Fry entered Bender's compartment and the door opens and when the Professor kissed Fry.
UnrealLegend

Space Pope
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« Reply #49 on: 09-09-2011 07:54 »
« Last Edit on: 09-09-2011 08:07 »

Fry rejecting Leela was hilarious  laff
And I loved Fry's new colour, and Farnsworths answer to all the mysteries of life. This episode seriously needs a sequel.
Re-Reincarnation  wink

Another thing:
"The concept of owls as pests is revisited." (from the infosphere)

Did I miss something?  wtf?
Buddy13

Bending Unit
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« Reply #50 on: 09-09-2011 08:20 »

Another thing:
"The concept of owls as pests is revisited." (from the infosphere)

Did I miss something?  wtf?
I had the same thought. I'll rewatch it tonight after everyone goes to bed to confirm. It's possible that an owl is *seen* but I don't know. Just cuz I founded the Infosphere doesn't mean I always know what they're talking about ;-)
Fnord
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« Reply #51 on: 09-09-2011 08:35 »
« Last Edit on: 09-09-2011 08:39 »

Bender's comment seems so apropos for those of us who ship: "That's all you get, jerks!"

It's also a parody of Porky Pig saying "Th-Th-Th-That's All, Folks!"

If next few episodes of next season is as bad as this last one I'm going to stop watching it.

I hope you do, we won't have to listen to your poorly written criticisms

Seconded.  Don't let the door hit your ass on the way out, homerjaysimpson.


Why would anyone (a) waste their time by watching a show they don't like, and (b) waste their time by posting about how bad that show was? I mean, I could see people doing maybe one of these things, but both? That's just stupid.

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I liked the first two parts. (I'm not a fan of anime, but I did pick up on some of the inside jokes there: "Ha ha!")

The black and white (okay, greyscale) rainbow was a humorous touch. For those of you who don't understand the hopping-up-and-down reference, you should check out "Steamboat Willie", one of the first Disney cartoons.

The second part was probably my favorite. "I'm surprised you lived through that sentence" was a good line. Neat references to Space Invaders, Dig Dug, Donkey Kong, Mario, Galaga, and Tempest.

Did anyone framegrab the equation on the board? It looks like it says something.

(BTW, in the real world --- that's on your side of the computer screen, meatbag --- the idea that the universe is a cellular automaton --- a big video game --- is one of the "Theories of Everything.")
flesheatingbull

Starship Captain
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« Reply #52 on: 09-09-2011 08:42 »

i reckon that this was the funnest episode of 6A and B combined. Can't wait for next season.

10/10
Johnnyboy33

Crustacean
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« Reply #53 on: 09-09-2011 08:46 »
« Last Edit on: 09-09-2011 08:48 »

Fry rejecting Leela was hilarious  laff
And I loved Fry's new colour, and Farnsworths answer to all the mysteries of life. This episode seriously needs a sequel.
Re-Reincarnation  wink

Another thing:
"The concept of owls as pests is revisited." (from the infosphere)

Did I miss something?  wtf?

I agree that it needs a sequel, but should they do sequel stories in the same animation formats, or do NEW reincarnations in other animation formats? Maybe they could do both, Reincarnation 2 is the sequel and Re-reincarnation is the new formats

I loved the opening with God giving the speech about reincarnation.
Did anybody else notice that the font for "Reincarnation" in the opening title was the same as the font for "Rebirth" in episode 1 of season 6A?
UnrealLegend

Space Pope
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« Reply #54 on: 09-09-2011 08:55 »

Yep, I noticed that immediately. In fact before the caption came up, I guessed that it would say "Reincarnation," and I was right  big grin
If they did some different animation styles for a new version, I would guess "pixar-style" (think: Futurama game wink
Imy

Bending Unit
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« Reply #55 on: 09-09-2011 08:58 »

9/10

Just a very fun episode. Loved the fluidity of it. The God entity opening the episode made me sure that it was going to be good.

I'm very sleepy now, but is it just me or were there some random pregnancy jokes in the first sketch that I didn't quite get?
Pendulum

Crustacean
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« Reply #56 on: 09-09-2011 09:14 »
« Last Edit on: 09-09-2011 09:31 »

"Action Delivery Force" was the highlight of the episode. Definitely the most hilarious segment of all to me.

I loved how each segment included a concept impossible to achieve through the animation style. (the amazing, unique colour in the fleischer segment, the "detail" of the fundamental particle in the 8-bit segment and the "fluidity and complexity" of Zoidberg's dance in the Anime segment.)

Props to the animators for a great job on this one.

I really hope we get a sequel for this one day. I don't see why not - it's a great concept. I'd hope that they'd flesh out and try some new animation styles in any sequels though, but I'd also love to see another episode of "Action delivery force" as well.

That might be a worthy topic of discussion - animation styles we'd like to see for any potential future "Reincarnation" episodes.

Anyway, the last three episodes of season 6 have been stellar. I don't see how anybody could call into question the quality of the show now.
10/10
UnrealLegend

Space Pope
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« Reply #57 on: 09-09-2011 09:37 »

This episode currently has 100% of CGEF. I wonder how long it will stay like that?
Aki

Professor
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« Reply #58 on: 09-09-2011 10:28 »

Wow, I was surprised at the quality of this one. I liked that there was some sort of opening (differing from TFHS) and I loved the Galactic Entity. All sections that followed were greatly done, though my biggest peeve was probably the second one - while I adored the story, there were several way too cheap jokes. It felt like it had been done to a certain degree.

My favourite? Can't... choose!

9/10 on first view.

Another thing:
"The concept of owls as pests is revisited." (from the infosphere)

Did I miss something?  wtf?
I had the same thought. I'll rewatch it tonight after everyone goes to bed to confirm. It's possible that an owl is *seen* but I don't know. Just cuz I founded the Infosphere doesn't mean I always know what they're talking about ;-)

Owls are circulating the PE headquarters at the very beginning of the anime section.
Dorsal Axe

Bending Unit
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« Reply #59 on: 09-09-2011 11:22 »
« Last Edit on: 09-09-2011 11:28 »

This is very awesome. 10/10 for sure! I absolutely love how the story continued through all three segments. I think this is another episode that could have benefited from being double-length, but the time constraints didn't adversely affect the episode at all. The animation is almost too much; I'm going to have to rewatch it again and again and again, just to catch everything.

My favourite gag of the episode though was the "westernisation" of locations in the anime segment.
Aki

Professor
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« Reply #60 on: 09-09-2011 11:27 »

Yeah, that was hilarious. I thought the anime segment would have a lot of really poor, obvious references, but it was probably the one I laughed the most to (not necessarily the one I enjoyed the most, though).
wowbagger

Delivery Boy
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« Reply #61 on: 09-09-2011 12:33 »

This was a really good episode! I thought the old computer game episode was the best. It had some great jokes including the zoom through the different scales of matter in 8-bit, ending at the pixel.

I find this really hard to rate because it's so different than the other episodes. I guess I'll give it an 8.
EvilChicken

Bending Unit
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« Reply #62 on: 09-09-2011 13:57 »

I sorta hope Leela's brother is canon, not with the whole evil villian thing though.
spira

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #63 on: 09-09-2011 14:06 »

A sequel would be great. Maybe there will be another reincarnation-style episode at the end of either 7A or 7B? I think they should go with three new animation styles but if they kept these three I would not complain.

Oh yeah, Leela's brother, that made me laugh quite a bit and also think "oh god here comes the fanfic".
Dorsal Axe

Bending Unit
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« Reply #64 on: 09-09-2011 14:16 »

I'd love another Reincarnation, but with two new styles, and a new episode of Action Delivery Force. That would rock.
Gorky

Space Pope
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« Reply #65 on: 09-09-2011 14:42 »

I watched this episode with a friend, which always kind of screws with my impression of the episode (Am I laughing because I'm truly amused? Am I laughing because my friend is laughing? Am I laughing because I want my friend to recognize that Futurama is brilliant, even if that particular gag probably wasn't worthy of such chortles?), so I'll have to give it a rewatch before I make a definitive call.

But my first impression is that this episode was so very, very great. Innovative and fun and spot-on with a lot of the animation observations (I laughed so freaking hard during the anime segment every time they showed Japanese architecture and put a caption like "Central Park" or "Omaha, Nebraska" over it). I thought the first segment did the best job of feeling "legitimate" and evocative of what it was parodying, but the anime segment comes close. The video game segment didn't seem to take full advantage of the form, but it had some great moments (I liked the sadness meter).

I'm thinking this is at least an 8/10, possibly higher. I wasn't expecting this one to be as great as it was.
sparkybarky

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #66 on: 09-09-2011 14:51 »
« Last Edit on: 09-09-2011 14:53 »

Bender's comment seems so apropos for those of us who ship: "That's all you get, jerks!"

It's also a parody of Porky Pig saying "Th-Th-Th-That's All, Folks!"



Um. Fnord. Yes, I am old enough to have been glued to the TV as a child watching Warner Brothers and Bugs Bunny cartoons. I got the reference to Porky. But in light of the shippiness of the first segment, how many have complained that Fry and Leela's relationship was a non-starter in this past season, and my longing for them to be together permanently, I read another meaning into Bender's ending statement.
SpaceGoldfish fromWazn

Urban Legend
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« Reply #67 on: 09-09-2011 15:31 »
« Last Edit on: 09-09-2011 15:34 »

My favorite was far and away the first segment.  It was cute, funny and very sweet.  

Second episode was the weakest I thought.  Interesting story, but unlike the other two, the "ITS A VIDEOGAME" felt gimmicky and mostly coincidental to the story, like if it had been a normally animated episode, the story and most of the jokes wouldnt be affected at all.

Third episode was fun, though it didnt really feel like a spoof of anime, more jokes people who have never watched anime have.  Still great fun.

I was also disappointed that Amy was made to look like two iconic characters in the first and last segments (Betty Boop and Sailor Moon) but nothing was really made out of either of them.  I mean c'mon, the bit when the characters was transforming, was a perfect oppertunity for a parody of magical girl henshins.   Betty Boop was one of Flesicher's most famous creations, so I think they could have honored him a bit more with a few jokes about her.  Like the Hayes Code showing up and forcing Amy to dress more "wholesome" and everyone turning away from her in boredom and disgust (which is what led to Betty Boop's decline in her heyday)

If they do Reincarnation again, I really would LOVE one segment done in Edward Gorey's style.   He was a massive fan of sci fi, so I can imagine him loving Futurama (he died about a year after it came out, so I dont know if he was a fan.)

I would also love a puppet or a claymation one like they considered.   
AdrenalinDragon

Starship Captain
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« Reply #68 on: 09-09-2011 15:36 »

Colorama: 8/10
8-Bit Game: 10/10
Action Delivery Force: 9/10

9/10
SpaceGoldfish fromWazn

Urban Legend
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« Reply #69 on: 09-09-2011 15:40 »

For me it was:
1st Segment  = 10/10 (a romantic episode but pulled off with all of Futurama's goofiness that it's sweet without being cloying)
2nd Segment 8/10 = Great story, but the concept didn't mesh well with the video game aspect.  Rather then really making fun of video games, the video game parodies were almost non existent and actually distracted from the story.  Needed a more goofy story.
Anime segment = 9/10  Didnt really feel like anime, just stereotypes people have about anime, and looked more like Deviantart fanart then real anime.  Was still very funny and enjoyable. Amy spoke the most in this episode, but I was disappointed they didn't spoof magical girls and Sailor Moon at all.
sparkybarky

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #70 on: 09-09-2011 15:43 »

I was also disappointed that Amy was made to look like two iconic characters in the first and last segments (Betty Boop and Sailor Moon) but nothing was really made out of either of them.  I mean c'mon, the bit when the characters was transforming, was a perfect oppertunity for a parody of magical girl henshins.   Betty Boop was one of Flesicher's most famous creations, so I think they could have honored him a bit more with a few jokes about her.

Well, there was one joke with a Betty Boop reference. When they had piled out of the ship and everyone bumped into each other, Amy said, "Watch it stumble bums, you're Booping my Betty."

Not much, but it was an acknowledgement. I agree that it would have been awesome to see something Sailor Moon-ish.

I loved Leela's line as they were on the balcony, with everything bouncing and bopping around: "I love this time of day. There's such a beautiful stillness." Visually, I loved the third segment the best, but in terms of story, the first segment takes it.

Is this episode memorable, and will it be on my top-ten list? I can say even now, "Blorg, blorg, a thousand times, blorg!"
SpaceGoldfish fromWazn

Urban Legend
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« Reply #71 on: 09-09-2011 15:47 »

Yeah, that was Amy's only line in that episode.  I was hoping we would get to see Amy do a parody of the old Betty Boop musical numbers.   The first segment is still my favorite for so many reasons, its sweet self contained story thats not too gooey.  Being an illustrator myself, I'm a big fan of monochrome, so I certainly liked the first one best visually.   The Steamboat Leela was probably one of my highlights of TBWABB.   

Ah well if we want Betty Boop parodies, we will always have Toot Braunstein.  In Toot, I trust.
Dorsal Axe

Bending Unit
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« Reply #72 on: 09-09-2011 15:57 »

I think they missed a trick not having Amy dressed as some well-known female video game character.
sparkybarky

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #73 on: 09-09-2011 15:59 »

I think they missed a trick not having Amy dressed as some well-known female video game character.

Are you talking about Chun-Li? big grin
Frisco17

DOOP Secretary
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« Reply #74 on: 09-09-2011 17:11 »

This one turned out much better than I expected. The 8-bit segment was definitely the best but the anime part fell a bit short for me. I also liked how they used the black and white segment to cheat in the new color Fry created and how they used the comet to tie all the segments together somewhat.
LobsterMooch
Professor
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« Reply #75 on: 09-09-2011 17:20 »
« Last Edit on: 11-09-2011 15:44 »

 smile
DannyJC13

DOOP Secretary
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« Reply #76 on: 09-09-2011 17:25 »
« Last Edit on: 09-09-2011 17:28 »

If next few episodes of next season is as bad as this last one I'm going to stop watching it.

Thank fuck. Good riddance.

Great ep, the weakest segment was the Anime one, but overall awesome, really loved the 20s style part, and the Low-Res game part was hilarious. Nice.

Was good to see the return of the God Entity too, and according to the Infopshere:

Diamondium reappears, another TBWABB element.

I don't recall...

9/10
LobsterMooch
Professor
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« Reply #77 on: 09-09-2011 17:36 »
« Last Edit on: 11-09-2011 15:42 »

 hmpf
Nibblet

Poppler
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« Reply #78 on: 09-09-2011 18:06 »

Diamondium reappears, another TBWABB element.

I don't recall...


Farnsworth's Dimondium goes up against Wernstrom's Diamondillium in a bid to construct an impenetrable sheild around the Earth to keep Yivo out. DeathBall determines Diamondillium to be the winner. After it proves ineffective, Farnsworth fires a Dimondium cannon at Yivo.

I thought this episode was solid. I was all right with the 8-bit segment having limited references to specific video games, as AoI2 played that hand pretty well. I'm hoping for another Reincarnation (puppets! Claymation!), as well as another AoI.
DannyJC13

DOOP Secretary
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« Reply #79 on: 09-09-2011 18:10 »

Farnsworth's Dimondium goes up against Wernstrom's Diamondillium in a bid to construct an impenetrable sheild around the Earth to keep Yivo out. DeathBall determines Diamondillium to be the winner. After it proves ineffective, Farnsworth fires a Dimondium cannon at Yivo.

Yes, I know all of that, I mean where did it appear in Reincarnation? The comet was made from it?
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