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PEE Poll: Which season has the best final episode?
Season 1 (Fry and the Slurm Factory)   -1 (3.3%)
Season 2 (The Cryonic Woman)   -0 (0%)
Season 3 ( The 30% Iron Chef)   -0 (0%)
Season 4 (The Devil's Hands are Idle Playthings)   -24 (80%)
Season "5" (Into the Wild Green Yonder)   -4 (13.3%)
Season 6 (Reincarnation)   -1 (3.3%)
Total Voters: 30

spira

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« Reply #40 on: 12-19-2011 21:26 »
« Last Edit on: 12-19-2011 21:50 »

Yeah, Reincarnation was better than Overclockwise and had a finale-like purpose.

The Ken Keeler PEELie still makes me laugh.
Solid Gold Bender

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« Reply #41 on: 12-19-2011 21:28 »

Yeah, Reincarnation was better at Overclockwise and had a finale-like purpose.

The Ken Keeler PEELie still makes me laugh.

You didn't like Overclockwise?
DannyJC13

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« Reply #42 on: 12-19-2011 21:45 »

Absolutely. Overclockwise is basically fanfiction. It won an award for it.

That's stupid. You're stupid.
spira

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« Reply #43 on: 12-19-2011 21:50 »

I liked Overclockwise. But I totally agree that much of it sounded like a fanfiction.
DannyJC13

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« Reply #44 on: 12-19-2011 21:51 »

Only the ending with the Ultimate Fate thing seemed fan fiction-y to me...
spira

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« Reply #45 on: 12-19-2011 21:55 »

And the part where Leela was like "I need to talk to you about our relationship." Worst line ever.

And the part where Fry was like "I'm sad. I'm going to go kill myself." You can't just have your characters announce how they feel. That makes me feel angry.
Solid Gold Bender

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« Reply #46 on: 12-19-2011 22:14 »

But overall, a great episode in the end. But no more last episode evers! We've had 3.
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #47 on: 12-19-2011 22:15 »

And the part where Leela was like "I need to talk to you about our relationship." Worst line ever.

Trufax...

It was almost as subtle as the average fanfic...
totalnerd undercanada

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« Reply #48 on: 12-19-2011 22:39 »

The Ken Keeler PEELie still makes me laugh.

I hope he's seen it. I really do.
Absolutely. Overclockwise is basically fanfiction. It won an award for it.

That's stupid. You're stupid.

Just because I didn't give the award to your BFF Eric?
spira

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« Reply #49 on: 12-19-2011 22:43 »

Don't get me wrong, I really enjoyed Overclockwise and the end left me all warm and fuzzy. But parts of it were just bad.

I hope he's seen it. I really do.

Me too. Oh, man.

But no more last episode evers! We've had 3.

There has to be one eventually. Wait, actually, it would be kinda funny if they didn't make a big deal out of the episode that they know is gonna be the last one ever. To contrast with the huge deal they made out of the others.
Bend-err

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« Reply #50 on: 12-19-2011 22:50 »

The Ken Keeler PEELie still makes me laugh.

I hope he's seen it. I really do.

Maybe Danny with his 5 gazillion tweets a day can link Ken Keeler to it.
DannyJC13

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« Reply #51 on: 12-19-2011 23:04 »

Just because I didn't give the award to your BFF Eric?

No. Because you're insulting a staff member on the show that this board is based on. That's just basically saying "Hey, we like your work a little, but overall, fuck you."
Bend-err

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« Reply #52 on: 12-19-2011 23:06 »

And the award for "not only missing the point, but shooting so far off the point that he hit himself in the knee" goes to Danny.
DannyJC13

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« Reply #53 on: 12-19-2011 23:08 »

Why are PEEL's most active members assholes?
totalnerd undercanada

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« Reply #54 on: 12-19-2011 23:09 »

Just because I didn't give the award to your BFF Eric?

No. Because you're insulting a staff member on the show that this board is based on. That's just basically saying "Hey, we like your work a little, but overall, fuck you."

It's kinda the opposite, Danny. We're honouring him by giving him a PEELie, at the same time as saying "hey, that episode was like something one of us would write". You'll notice that I did call it an "outstanding" fanfiction.

We're saying "We like your work overall, but fuck you a little", and we're saying that with love. I'd like to hope that Ken Keeler will be pleased with his award - as pleased as any writer is to be noticed by the fan community rather than whoever gives out Emmys and the like, anyhow.

If I were Ken Keeler, I'd be proud of my award for the Best Fanfiction of 2011, and I'd pin it up in my workplace so that everybody could see it.
DannyJC13

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« Reply #55 on: 12-19-2011 23:11 »

But all fanfictions are bad. Even good ones.
totalnerd undercanada

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« Reply #56 on: 12-19-2011 23:13 »

But all fanfictions are bad. Even good ones.

Go read Coldangel's masterpiece Blame it on the Brain. It's a novel-length fanfiction with illustrations, and it's fucking superb. There have been other great fanfics through the ages, and I admit they're few and far between... but they do exist.
Bend-err

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« Reply #57 on: 12-19-2011 23:21 »

There have been so fanfics better than that they were based off. But sure, if you say all fanfics suck then the award would seem negative.

Maybe you should ask some people for some really outstanding fanfic works and read them.
Solid Gold Bender

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« Reply #58 on: 12-19-2011 23:39 »

I would like to see a season with all continuos episodes. Each one continues off the last, kinda like what South Park did with Kenny in Season 6.  tongue
Gorky

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« Reply #59 on: 12-20-2011 00:06 »

And the part where Leela was like "I need to talk to you about our relationship." Worst line ever.

I honestly think that line was supposed to be bad and cliche-sounding. It was meant to be a set-up for Fry's totally clueless excitement: "Our relationship is the best thing in my life, so I'm sure I'll enjoy talking about it with you."

I realize that my reasoning isn't compelling if you consider Fry's line to be just as bad as Leela's, but no matter. I like that moment, damn it.

I agree that "Reincarnation" is a better episode, but still. I don't think there's much about "Overclockwise" that's fan fiction-y--though I do think that, of the three Last Episodes Ever, "Overclockwise" does the crappiest job of integrating the shippy stuff with the rest of the story (I recall another poster--Inquisitor Hein, perhaps?--making that point about "Overclockwise" once before. The man was right).
Inquisitor Hein
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« Reply #60 on: 12-20-2011 00:14 »
« Last Edit on: 12-21-2011 15:41 »

@Gorky
Yep, I did mention that the Fry/Leela stuff usually came with a sci fi twist, but not in Overclockwise. And a final should imhO be rather classic, experiments are usually better suited for "middle-of-the-season-filler" episodes.
(And yes,  Gorky, I also remember you mentioned though that a final might not be the perfect place for the softer, emotional stuff, it did work for you smile )

As stated by several folks before: Overclockwise would imhO have been the perfect two parter:
1st part ending with Leela leaving Fry, Bender not caring about mankind any more, and the Professor and Cubert facing trial...perfect cliffhanger and leaving something to be done for Fry instead of trying to commit suicice and accidently stumbling into Bender. Using  the season 6a-y "squeeze your buttocks together and get things done" Fry rather than the whiny "I'm gonna kill myself" kid in season 6B.
Tofu_Lion

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« Reply #61 on: 01-28-2012 10:18 »

You made the correct choice; Reincarnation has a higher production number code and is rightfully the ep included here. Also, it pisses all over Overclockwise...

I'm sad to say that both episodes stunk up my living room. I can see why Overclockwise is adored by some though; it gives some satisfaction to shippers knowing Fry & Leela's story has a happy ending. If you remove or decornify all the other cheeseball moments but keep the ending the same, you got yourself a great episode.
DannyJC13

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« Reply #62 on: 01-28-2012 10:22 »

How dare you say Reincarnation is a bad episode!
Boxy Robot

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« Reply #63 on: 01-28-2012 10:28 »

How dare you say Reincarnation is a bad episode!

Relax Danny, anyone who thinks Reincarnation is a bad episode obviously doesn't know a classic when they see one...
futurIMAfan

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« Reply #64 on: 01-29-2012 02:04 »

I went with Into The Wild Green Yonder.  Yeah I know I'm in the bit of the minority with that vote.  It was a toss up between The Devil's Hands are Idle Playthings, but I just felt as if I wanted to stand out.

Allow me to just state that The Devil's Hands are Idle Playthings was an amazing episode - no question!  The concept, musical, and Fry's performance for Leela was remarkable.  There honestly isn't enough I can say about that episode, as it was excellent in nearly all aspects.

However, my vote gravitates to Into The Wild Green Yonder.  I guess it's the whole "farewell" climax to the Futurama cast that does it for me.  The Devil's Hands are Idle Playthings really didn't give the viewer the sense of "well, that's all, folks!".  I felt it deprieved the viewers of that benefit, but then again, one can argue that the decision to cancel Futurama was made after that episode was completed.  Then it's really hard for me to blame the writers.

Anyway, Into the Wild Green Yonder really hit a soft spot for me.  If Futurama ended right then and there, then I can say I would have been satisifed knowing that the show finally received a worth-while ending.  Satisified, yes - but happy?  Absolutely not because I love this show, and never want to see it go away.

I'm a man of closure.  I love seeing the beginning and ending to everything.  It seems really odd that I would say that, because I re-discovered Futurama after the new episodes debuted on Comedy Central, but nonetheless - I still (try) to give my objective opinion on this subject.  Into the Wild Green Yonder gave me that closure, as weird as that sounds.  It truly defines a worth-while "farewell" to an amazing series.

Which, thankfully, didn't end there.  big grin
x.Bianca.x

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« Reply #65 on: 01-29-2012 02:29 »
« Last Edit on: 01-29-2012 02:32 »

Edit: What the fuck am I even talking about? I don't even think I've seen this episode. Why the hell do I think I've seen it  wtf?
Solid Gold Bender

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« Reply #66 on: 02-03-2012 01:27 »

We have a hard list to choose from...

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