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Gorky

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« on: 12-19-2011 14:43 »
« Last Edit on: 12-19-2011 14:44 »

We did not have a thread in which to discuss this episode; now we do. Go nuts, sports Futurama fans.
spira

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« Reply #1 on: 12-20-2011 04:26 »

Last time I watched this, I felt like the pacing at the beginning - as in, that of the dialogue (the time between the lines/delivery of the jokes) was different from later seasons of the show. This was never the case for any other Season 1 episodes and it's been a few months since I saw this ep and maybe I was just delirious then. Did anyone else ever think this?
SpaceGoldfish fromWazn

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« Reply #2 on: 12-20-2011 19:30 »

I don't want to interrupt what you people are doing with the crab and the one eyed lady and the Chinese girl, but this episode is a 9/10 if not a 10.
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #3 on: 01-22-2012 07:58 »

I just saw this episode for the first time in ages, together with the first two episodes.

I really liked it. It was much, much funnier than I remember it being. Definitely better than the first two. Plenty of great jokes and nice interaction between the characters.

9/10

"When you look this good, you don't have to know anything."
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #4 on: 01-22-2012 14:26 »

One of my fave eps ever, and if I didn't know it already after the first two eps, this was the ep which cemented my love for Futurama. I loved the whole premise and how it explored Fry's and Bender's relationship. Lots of great jokes like the bent Salvador Dali clock, and Fry wondering where his skin flakes were...

We also got to see more of the rest of the Planet Express crew, like Amy establishing herself as a klutz slipping over on the remnants of the miniature fruit salad tree, and Dr Zoidberg, well, being Dr Zoidberg. All My Circuits became an established show within the Futuaram-verse, and the ep ended with what is still one of the greatest endings in the shows history, Bender showing Fry his closet, the huge apartment. Brilliant!...

10/10

totalnerduk

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« Reply #5 on: 01-22-2012 15:31 »

I don't want to interrupt what you people are doing with the crab and the one eyed lady and the Chinese girl, but this episode is a 9/10 if not a 10.

It's an eight. Gotta make room at the far end of the scale for episodes like RTEW and TLPJF.
Solid Gold Bender

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« Reply #6 on: 01-22-2012 15:40 »

Last time I watched this, I felt like the pacing at the beginning - as in, that of the dialogue (the time between the lines/delivery of the jokes) was different from later seasons of the show. This was never the case for any other Season 1 episodes and it's been a few months since I saw this ep and maybe I was just delirious then. Did anyone else ever think this?

Well the show was globviously still developing at the time, so I wouldn't be surprised if the timing and all that was different in the 3rd episode ever...
Scrappylive

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« Reply #7 on: 02-20-2012 08:12 »
« Last Edit on: 02-20-2012 08:50 »

This has always been one of my favorite episodes of the series and I agree with all of the points made above. However, there is something that has been bothering me for ages (literally wtf?).

First is when Leela supports, if not suggests, the idea of Bender cutting off his antenna (16:41):
Leela: Oh, now look. It's obvious you miss being Fry's roommate. But there's got to be a better way to deal with this.
Bender: Like how? Having my antenna removed?
Leela: Well, if that would work.
Bender: Are you crazy? That's Little Bender you're talking about...

Then later, when Bender is about to cut it off, Leela seems to be strongly opposed to the exact same idea (18:42):
Bender: No, I'm going to chop off my antenna.
Fry: Hey, yeah! That sounds good. Can I give you a hand?
Leela: Fry! Don't help him mutilate himself.



So what do you guys think? Am I reading too much into something or does Leela completely contradict herself after only two minutes?
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #8 on: 02-20-2012 08:46 »

She's very silly. End of discussion.

DannyJC13

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« Reply #9 on: 02-20-2012 12:47 »

Maybe Leela thought he meant having it surgically removed, not in a self-harming way.
Tedward

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« Reply #10 on: 02-20-2012 14:50 »

That makes sense, Danny. Also, she's not only objecting to the self-mutilation, but to Fry assisting it.

Another possibility could be that she didn't know at first what the significance of the antenna was, but soon found out from Bender's initial objection or from elsewhere. That would mean she wasn't very familiar with robot anatomy despite living alongside them, but I don't think it's that farfetched.
Svip

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« Reply #11 on: 02-20-2012 15:05 »

I don't think Leela's statements are contradictory.  She is trying to cheer up (and help) Bender the first time around, it is obvious that you may wish to agree with their suggestions (although, it sort of backfires in this case), even if you don't actually think it is a good idea.

So when she realises it is more Fry's fault than she has initially suspected, she at the very least becomes more convinced of her position as a stance against mutilating himself, when it is Fry who is supposed to resolve this issue.
YaBender!

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« Reply #12 on: 02-23-2012 05:22 »

I'd have to give this episode an 8. Very funny episode and one of highlights of the first season. smile
meisterPOOP

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« Reply #13 on: 05-13-2012 15:10 »

This scene really something given the impact of the IPad.

I always thought there would be newspapers on demand, but not like this.

(07:40) ⨂Bender: Hey, there's my little space heater.

[Fry fakes a laugh. Bender laughs for real. Fry fakes another laugh and then sighs.]
(07:46) ⨂Fry: Well, I'm moving out!

[Bender laughs then catches on.]
(07:48) ⨂Bender: What?

(07:49) ⨂Fry: I'm sorry, Bender, but there's just not enough room.

(07:51) ⨂Bender: Not enough room? My place is two cubic metres and we only take up 1.5 cubic metres. We've got room for a-whole-nother two-thirds of a person.

(08:00) ⨂Leela: What if I just helped the two of you find a bigger apartment?

scififry

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« Reply #14 on: 05-26-2012 16:11 »

What are the circuit diagram symbols for a lamp about? confused

Great episode. I love S1 in general because it comes over so fresh with the fundamentals of the series developing.

9/10
SolidSnake

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« Reply #15 on: 07-22-2013 21:21 »

I loved the first two acts of the episode. I didn't exactly like the third act. I still enjoyed it, nonetheless, but it still could have been better. I do like the ending, where Fry finds "Benders Closet", and decides to live there. I like how Bender says "In a closet? Humans....".  I'll give it a 8/10. Still a Good episode.
Lost My Phone

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« Reply #16 on: 10-05-2013 03:17 »

8/10

This was a pretty good episode, even if there was a lot of input from Fox. I enjoyed the scene in which Fry and Bender were looking at apartments, which was obviously based on The Simpsons episode "Lisa's First Word". I believe this episode began the tradition of bashing New Jersey (though I could be wrong). My favorite part was the closing scene, in which Fry discovers that Bender has a "closet".
Motor Oil

Starship Captain
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« Reply #17 on: 03-15-2014 00:51 »

6/10

A great episode but not one that I could watch more than a few times. I remember really loving it the first time around, but rewatching it was a bit dull. Nice seeing Bender's soft side for the first time, though. The thing with "You're standing at a funny angle" was entertaining.
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