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Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #600 on: 02-08-2012 21:27 »
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I think Season 7 will be good and better than Season 6. It'll still almost certainly have some terrible episodes, but hopefully none quite as bad a YLL and Holiday Craptacular...

edit - TOTP hover table tennis!...
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« Reply #601 on: 02-08-2012 21:28 »

Don't forget Neutopia, which may appear alright at first, but gets worse and worse among more viewings...Bleh.

I have a great feeling about 7! I just know it'll be amazing! No major crap ups! big grin
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« Reply #602 on: 02-08-2012 21:33 »

I personally think the show has already peaked. It is still good, and still my forever love, but I don't know if it can get as high as Season 4/BBS was...we shall see. That's whereabouts I think it peaked, anyhow. Thoughts?

Although Reincarnation was a damn good episode. But it's really no different than the South Park episodes where they became ninja fighters or WoW characters...where it uses a mainstream genre to increase its likability, as opposed to actually focusing on the canon story between the characters. Still, I loved it love
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« Reply #603 on: 02-08-2012 21:34 »

Season 4/BBS

Same here Randi, but I still find the new episodes equally as awesome if you know what I mean. hmpf
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« Reply #604 on: 02-08-2012 21:43 »

I think it peaked in Season 3 and went down after that. Having said that, there have been some of the best eps since, but there were also some of the best eps before. Many of the worst eps have been since though...
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« Reply #605 on: 02-08-2012 21:44 »

I think it peaked in Season 3 and went down after that. Having said that, there have been some of the best eps since, but there were also some of the best eps before. Many of the worst eps have been since though...

If only we could get a season full of great episodes like 3 again...It was pure quality! big grin
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« Reply #606 on: 02-08-2012 21:56 »

Season 4 doesn't really have any bad episodes, even the "meh" episodes in that season are 10/10 compared to the shitty ones from past seasons.
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« Reply #607 on: 02-08-2012 22:11 »

I think the only "meh" episode from 4 was LTH. Besides that they were mostly quality. The only reason I wouldn't consider it "peak" is because it had a lot of 8.5's and 9's, but not enough masterpieces...It could be prime though, it's debatable.
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« Reply #608 on: 02-08-2012 23:16 »

I think the only "meh" episode from 4 was LTH.

You mean LMTH?


Anyways, the I have great hopes for next season as well, although I recognize those as hopes. To those of you who truly think Season 7 will be the best, please explain to me why so I can share the same opinion. smile
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« Reply #609 on: 02-08-2012 23:18 »

I think the only "meh" episode from 4 was LTH.


Anyways, the I have great hopes for next season as well, although I recognize those as hopes. To those of you who truly think Season 7 will be the best, please explain to me why so I can share the same opinion. smile

Whatever LMTH is, LTH stands for the episode: Less Than Hero. Less Than Hero was a crappy episode spoofing superhero's and blah blah blah...

I think Season 7 will be great because of the great ideas and titles that I've heard of so far...
You mean LMTH?
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« Reply #610 on: 02-08-2012 23:43 »
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Season four is easily my favorite season. It was alternately hilarious and touching;  it tied up a lot of loose ends (in "Leela's Homeworld" and "The Why of Fry") and provided a nice sense of closure. And it just makes me feel so, I don't know, happy whenever I watch it.

So, yeah. I've pretty much accepted the fact that the show will never again reach that same level of consistent greatness.That doesn't mean the movies and season six have been a waste--just that, well, I've lowered my expectations a little because I know season four was too spectacular to be repeated (and, yes, that nostalgia has colored my perception of it somewhat).

I think the only "meh" episode from 4 was LTH.

You mean LMTH?

Do you mean "Teenage Mutant Leela's Hurdles"? In any event, I think that both that episode and "Less Than Hero" are awesome.
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« Reply #611 on: 02-08-2012 23:47 »

I agree with Gorky. Season 4 is definitely the best one. In fact, the only episode from it that I'd consider average is Obsoletely Fabulous. Less Than Hero was awesome. smile
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« Reply #612 on: 02-08-2012 23:54 »

That's extremely debatable. I for one, know many people who disliked LTH. LTH was "meh" in my opinion (actually it was more decent, but still not good). Obsoletely Fabulous was awesome in my opinion...laff
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« Reply #613 on: 02-08-2012 23:58 »

That's extremely debatable.

The same could be said for pretty much everything we discuss on PEEL.

In any event, though, I've always thought of "Less Than Hero" as a kind of underrated episode. I get why people don't care much for it, but I just think it's good, silly fun (and I love how it utilizes Morris and Munda). I've always been partial to episodes that feature the three main characters just doing goofy things together (see also: "The Route of All Evil").
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« Reply #614 on: 02-09-2012 00:04 »

I say it's debatable because a good portion of PEELers liked it and a good portion of PEELers disliked it. I think that this episode is the most randomly rated episode ever...
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« Reply #615 on: 02-09-2012 01:02 »

I'm of the opinion that season 3 is the best, although 4 is a close second.

3 was more hit and miss and 4 was more consistent, but 3's hits were fuckin' A and 4 still had some terrible episodes (Bend Her, Bender Should Not Be Allowed on TV, A Taste of Freedom).

Also, Less Than Hero was a great episode.
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« Reply #616 on: 02-09-2012 02:11 »

Less Than Hero?  Disliked it.
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« Reply #617 on: 02-09-2012 02:22 »

Really, everything is debatable. I've got friends who think Attack of the Killer App was better than The Late Philip J. Fry.

Less Than Hero isn't Season 4's best episode, but that's because almost every single one is brilliant.

Only "Bend Her", "Obsoletely Fabulous" and "Spanish Fry" are average in my opinion, and everythign else is fantastic.

I don't see what's wrong with LTH. It's a silly little premise executed quite well, and it made great use of Leela's parents.
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« Reply #618 on: 02-09-2012 02:25 »

Really, everything is debatable.

You're wrong. (See what I did there? tongue)


I really enjoyed Less Than Hero. It was campy for a reason: to make fun of all the campy super hero cartoons.
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« Reply #619 on: 02-09-2012 02:33 »

Less Than Hero is a really strong comedy-episode to me. The storyline is very throw-away and nothing hugely special, but it's just good fun and like I said, very funny.
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« Reply #620 on: 02-09-2012 02:39 »

I agree. There are so many classic lines that I can't even count them.

In fact, I feel like watching that episode right now.
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« Reply #621 on: 02-09-2012 03:39 »

Now that I think of it, did Season 6 have the least amount of memorable lines? I know there's some (Reincarnation pops to mind), but compared to other seasons I can't think of many...frown

I hope I'm wrong.
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« Reply #622 on: 02-09-2012 03:41 »

Give it some time. It's still fairly new, so the quotes haven't sunk in yet.
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« Reply #623 on: 02-09-2012 09:17 »

I think it's cute some people are italising episode names.  But it's incorrect.  Episode titles are written in double quotations; "Spanish Fry" and film titles in italics; Bender's Game.
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« Reply #624 on: 02-09-2012 09:22 »

I prefer not to differentiate the two if I can help it. They're both forms of Futurama, one's just in a movie format.
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« Reply #625 on: 02-09-2012 11:56 »
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That's extremely debatable. I for one, know many people who disliked LTH. LTH was "meh" in my opinion (actually it was more decent, but still not good). Obsoletely Fabulous was awesome in my opinion...laff
But from that episode rose such great action figures! Who can say no to that?

The episode was pretty forgettable in my opinion. It was a good one where they explored outside the box, but doesn't particularly fit with the rest of the season, kinda like In a Gadda da Leela. A lot of outlandish stuff going on with a story you forget about the next episode.

I thoroughly enjoyed Bend Her, not only because I am reminded of BendersFan, heh, or that it had one of my favorite commentaries of all time. It was a little cliched, but they made it work, unlike Neutopia. They walked a fine ground of what was and wasn't going too far, where I felt Neutopia just went crazy. And it employed Calculon in a way where it was still the Bender show, but we got to see a side of Calculon we hadn't seen before yet still kept in canon with it all being about him, like how he made a story on HIS pain of Coilette dying haha. I did genuinely enjoy the episode and its introduction of Robonia, a land I didn't make up!
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« Reply #626 on: 02-09-2012 14:04 »

I think it's cute some people are italising episode names.  But it's incorrect.  Episode titles are written in double quotations; "Spanish Fry" and film titles in italics; Bender's Game.
I prefer not to differentiate the two if I can help it. They're both forms of Futurama, one's just in a movie format.

Yeah, I don't italicize the movies, either. I put them in quotes, on account of they're really just episodes that happen to be four times longer than usual. I mean, I could put them in octuple quotes, if you'd like.

The episode was pretty forgettable in my opinion. It was a good one where they explored outside the box, but doesn't particularly fit with the rest of the season, kinda like In a Gadda da Leela. A lot of outlandish stuff going on with a story you forget about the next episode.

I guess the difference between you and me is that I find the outlandishness in "Less Than Hero" really appealing and well-done, whereas you seem not to care for it. (That's fine and all, of course; I'm just trying to understand why some people aren't too keen on the episode.) What keeps it from being totally outside the realm of plausibility and canon, for me, is that it incorporates Leela's parents (whom I love); I just think it's nice that the writers took advantage of having introduced Morris and Munda in season four (their inclusion in "Teenage Mutant Leela's Hurdles" is also brilliant, I think).

I thoroughly enjoyed Bend Her, not only because I am reminded of BendersFan, heh, or that it had one of my favorite commentaries of all time. It was a little cliched, but they made it work, unlike Neutopia. They walked a fine ground of what was and wasn't going too far, where I felt Neutopia just went crazy. And it employed Calculon in a way where it was still the Bender show, but we got to see a side of Calculon we hadn't seen before yet still kept in canon with it all being about him, like how he made a story on HIS pain of Coilette dying haha. I did genuinely enjoy the episode and its introduction of Robonia, a land I didn't make up!

"Bend Her" is one of the most laugh-out-loud episodes of the series for me. Bender is so pathetically adorable throughout ("I'm not gonna get my medals. They're all I have to remember my Olympic career!"), and I like how faux-emotional the love story is (what with the overly-maudlin, "Goodnight, Calculon" ending). 
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« Reply #627 on: 02-09-2012 14:10 »

I prefer not to differentiate the two if I can help it. They're both forms of Futurama, one's just in a movie format.

That's not what this is about, it's about being technical correct.
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« Reply #628 on: 02-09-2012 15:01 »

Since we're being pedantic anyway, each movie is actually four episodes written separately (with some parts actually being written by different writers). With this being the case, couldn't you use either italics or quotations and be technically correct or should you use octuple quotes like Gorky suggested?

Or perhaps you're supposed to use italics when you refer to the whole movie and quotations when you refer to one of the episodes that comprise the movie (e.g., "Bender's Big Score Part 1" and Bender's Big Score)?
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« Reply #629 on: 02-09-2012 15:06 »

I think Svip may have been trolling you so he could use the technically correct line... tongue
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« Reply #630 on: 02-09-2012 15:17 »

Or perhaps you're supposed to use italics when you refer to the whole movie and quotations when you refer to one of the episodes that comprise the movie (e.g., "Bender's Big Score Part 1" and Bender's Big Score)?

You are absolutely correct, sir.
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« Reply #631 on: 02-09-2012 15:28 »

I think Svip may have been trolling you so he could use the technically correct line... tongue

Troll...ing? This practice is unheard of on PEEL.
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« Reply #632 on: 02-09-2012 16:37 »

I think it's cute some people are italising episode names.  But it's incorrect.  Episode titles are written in double quotations; "Spanish Fry" and film titles in italics; Bender's Game.

I usually pride myself on my punctuation and yet I had no idea that there was a distinction between the two. I feel dirty.
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« Reply #633 on: 02-09-2012 19:37 »

So, yeah. I've pretty much accepted the fact that the show will never again reach that same level of consistent greatness.

No. No no no. You cannot prove this at all.
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« Reply #634 on: 02-09-2012 19:54 »

I didn't claim I could prove it; I'm just saying that I strongly (and, I believe, realistically) doubt that the writers will ever match the greatness of season four. The conditions surrounding the production of season four can never again be replicated, I don't think--and so, another season matching season four in its, like, delightfulness is an impossibility.

I'd add, "in my opinion" to that statement...but it should be pretty obvious that I'm just riffing here, and that my point of view is no more or less valid than anyone else's on this topic. I'm just speculating is all.
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« Reply #635 on: 02-09-2012 21:10 »

The Season 4 love baffles me probably just as much as it baffles the lovers of it that I think Season 4 was the worst season of the original run. I really don't think it was the high watermark. I really don't like Kif Gets Knocked Up a Notch much at all, Bender Should Not Be Allowed On TV was a bit below par, really not a fan of Crimes of the Hot, the vibe wasn't Futurama to me...

I think Bend Her and Obsoletely Fabulous are weak eps, not very good and some of the worst in the original run. Three Hundred Big Boys is merely ok as well, although pretty fun I guess. Then there's no AOI or equivalent, and no quality Xmas episode like Seasons Two and Three. Sure it has fantastic eps like The Sting, Love & Rocket and The Devil's Hands Are Idle Playthings, but for all those poor eps I can't see it as Futurama's peak, it just never will be to me...
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« Reply #636 on: 02-09-2012 22:29 »

Beside KGKUAN (Funny abbreviation, big grin), I enjoyed all of the episodes that you didn't like. They really appealed to me quality wise, plot-wise, and humor wise...I guess they just didn't tickle your Hammerstein...hmpf
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« Reply #637 on: 02-09-2012 22:30 »

I'm shocked Otis, how can you not like Season 4?!
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« Reply #638 on: 02-09-2012 22:33 »

Sometimes I can't believe how some people can find things that I love terrible (Season 4, Futurama In General), and they find things that I find terrible to be good (Jersey Shore, The Cleveland Show, etc.). hmpf.

But from Otis: no no. Somethings just wrong about that...
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« Reply #639 on: 02-09-2012 22:37 »

I've got friends who think Attack of the Killer App was better than The Late Philip J. Fry.
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I think that my favourite season is Season 3, with Season 4 in second, and then they all kind of balance out. Season 6 has more brilliant eps than 1 and 2 in my opinion, but it also has more really awful episodes than every other season put together. I think that before this season there were no Futurama episodes that I actually disliked, but now I'm not so sure. I think that the general class of episodes can be worse, and the continuity is taking a back seat sometimes  hmpf
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