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Louiswuenator

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« Reply #680 on: 05-27-2012 19:21 »
« Last Edit on: 05-27-2012 19:23 »

EDIT: TOTP - Included quotes for context

That would explain why Fry slaps her in Overclockwise. wink

But doesn't Leela slap Fry first? confused
Leela has one eye. This physical disability may cause her to instinctively read from right to left rather than left to right.

Or, she might have been reading from the bottom of the page.

Or, I'm just wasting time trying to justify my insignificant speculation that's highly likely to be completely wrong.

I can't imagine why her having one eye has anything to do with reading right to left. Being Jewish could do it though.

I don't see how reading direction or being Jewish has anything to do with the content of the note. tongue Clearly there are two separate events, one in which Fry deserves a slap and another where Leela does.
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« Reply #681 on: 05-27-2012 21:39 »

This Countdown is starting to piss me off, why so late?! no no
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« Reply #682 on: 05-27-2012 21:56 »
« Last Edit on: 05-27-2012 22:16 »



I find this hard to m... you know. XD

Well Futurama might just earn possibly yet another low rated episode like "In-A-Gadda-Da-Leela" from pissing off their core fans that brought you back. Just destroy the characters why don't you? And leave them as mere husks from what they once were.

Trolling the shippers is fun like me. With their now over used, only funny once plot line.  

But why stop there? Why not have her become a hooker in one episode, she gets fired from Planet Express and becomes a hooker, then at the end she rehired and everything is back to normal. XD

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« Reply #683 on: 05-27-2012 22:22 »
« Last Edit on: 05-27-2012 22:24 »

Leela, there are some truffula trees growing in that pot!  Use them to make yourself a thneed to cover your shame, you whore!
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« Reply #684 on: 05-27-2012 22:55 »

Trolling the shippers

To be fair, I don't think that's what they're doing here. And I don't think it was what they were doing in "In-A-Gadda-Da-Leela" (an episode that I actually don't hate). I think the writers have had a habit, in the new run, of allowing story to dictate characterization--when, of course, it should be the other way around--and this may just be another case of that. Obviously the writers would be wrong to pursue a story that does not seem to fit the characters, but that doesn't make their intent malicious. It just makes their final product seem a little sloppy, a little false.

I mean, sure, it bugs me when the writers seem uninterested in remaining true to who the characters are--and, yeah, a lack of continuity and consistency when it comes to the portrayal of Fry and Leela's relationship is emblematic of their cavalier attitude--but still. I liked IAGDL on its own terms, despite the fact that I think it took liberties with Leela's characterization, and her relationship with Fry; in any event, though, I'm willing to give "Zapp Dingbat" the benefit of the doubt.
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« Reply #685 on: 05-28-2012 00:04 »

Ah, it appears they do not release any new material on the Countdown on Sundays... hmpf
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« Reply #686 on: 05-28-2012 00:28 »

My guess is that Leela will be desperately trying to "seduce" Zapp throughout the episode simply in order to get him away from Munda.
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« Reply #687 on: 05-28-2012 00:46 »
« Last Edit on: 05-28-2012 09:24 »

My guess is that Leela will be desperately trying to "seduce" Zapp throughout the episode simply in order to get him away from Munda.

Signed.
The "Despite of her hate for Zapp, Leela keeps on landing in bed with him" recurring theme already appeared a few times.
If it supports a major joke/plotline in a good way...why not.
I just would not want that theme to be used for "it's own sake" (Just having Leela land in bed with Zapp, and expecting this alone to be funny).

Regarding the "Fry and Leela reading their fate together":
The scene already contained a major mistake:
None of them read the note aloud, so it's quite probable they read it with different speed (also...Fry started reading after Leela).
So -as each reads specific events at a different time- their facial expressions would hardly be "synchronized".
pumpkinpie

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« Reply #688 on: 05-28-2012 00:51 »

Oh....HEEEELLL NOOO. I'm not letting Fry and Leela's relationship go off again. mad
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« Reply #689 on: 05-28-2012 01:01 »

Oh....HEEEELLL NOOO. I'm not letting Fry and Leela's relationship go off again. mad


Well..that scene would allow some "Leela having to chase after Fry for once scenario" (After some "I've had it with you" from Fry). And/or Fry beating up Zapp because of Leela.
(Both are radical exceptions from the norm, but (subplots) that are kinda expected and considered "overdue". Due to their "unique nature", they should be reserved for a real good story, though. Some "We can only tell that joke ONCE, so that joke HAS to fit" attitude on the writers side...)
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« Reply #690 on: 05-28-2012 01:27 »

I'm really curious as to who Leela and Zapp are looking at. Possibly Munda, or maybe Fry or Bender.
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« Reply #691 on: 05-28-2012 01:42 »
« Last Edit on: 05-28-2012 01:47 »

Let's have an episode like this for it would be the best episode ever: where Leela murders her own parents for fun, burns down an orphanage, boils Zoidberg alive to eat him later and then she burns down a hospital, has sex with Zapp on live TV, and then everything goes back to normal at the end of the episode...

Edit: That said the other image looked nice I guess. XD

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« Reply #692 on: 05-28-2012 03:22 »

My guess is that Leela will be desperately trying to "seduce" Zapp throughout the episode simply in order to get him away from Munda.
Yeah, simply beating Zapp up wouldn't be enough to prevent him from hitting Munda wink. Leela will have to seduce him instead big grin. Brilliant, writers! Seems like intentional trolling to me.
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« Reply #693 on: 05-28-2012 08:29 »

Yikes!
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Inquisitor Hein
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« Reply #694 on: 05-28-2012 09:31 »
« Last Edit on: 05-28-2012 09:33 »

I'm really curious as to who Leela and Zapp are looking at. Possibly Munda, or maybe Fry or Bender.


Theoretically, it could be

- Leela accidently bumping into Zapp, both falling down
- Someone (maybe Fry, maybe even Munda sees them).
- Leela giving the "It's not what it looks like" face.
- Of course, no one will believe that.

Some preview images are often deliberately misleading, and this could be one.
Just Fan
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« Reply #695 on: 05-28-2012 09:41 »

Or the whole scene could be a Zapp's dream.
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #696 on: 05-28-2012 09:43 »


- Leela accidently bumping into Zapp, both falling down


That would make an amusing excuse from Leela. However, I don't think that's the case here, or else Zapp would be a little more surprised and a lot more aroused.
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« Reply #697 on: 05-28-2012 13:41 »


- Leela accidently bumping into Zapp, both falling down


That would make an amusing excuse from Leela. However, I don't think that's the case here, or else Zapp would be a little more surprised and a lot more aroused.
It may be, but that does not excuse the fact that Leela has a sexy dress.
Just Fan
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« Reply #698 on: 05-28-2012 18:16 »

Today's couple of promos.
Louiswuenator

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« Reply #699 on: 05-28-2012 19:26 »

Cool.  Looks like we're gonna get some more mutant action.  I really hope that for some reason Zapp has to go down to the mutant city and gets into a sticky situation.
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« Reply #700 on: 05-28-2012 20:04 »

The Mouth Mutant is clool yet strange. Nice. big grin
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« Reply #701 on: 05-28-2012 20:23 »

The monster's mouth hands remind me of Yivo.  laff laff
MuchAdo

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« Reply #702 on: 05-28-2012 21:15 »
« Last Edit on: 05-28-2012 22:54 »

I'm sure Leela is just being a whore... what else is new, JK.

Clearly if this was old Futurama she'd be trying to seduce Zapp away from her mother to help her Mom out....

But since this is new Futurama.. she probably just becomes Jealous of Munda and tries to f*#k Zapp into liking her again.

I hope not..... I really do hope this ep rocks.

But this picture... is pretty lame..

This will be a make or break season; for the show and the shows fans.
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« Reply #703 on: 05-28-2012 21:25 »
« Last Edit on: 05-28-2012 21:33 »

Pretty lame.. why'd did they even bring the show back...
to tell more interesting stories...
or to become Matt's new cash machine since the Simpsons have hit the lowest ratings of all time.

This will be a make or break season; for the show and the shows fans.

Well...6A vs 6B was running plots vs running gags...
- Should they keep on pursuing the 6A path in the next run, it will be a big "Horray" from me:)
- Should they keep on pursuing the 6B path in the next run, it will be "I'm outta here" for me wink

(Not to say that the early run didn't have some nearly unwatchable episodes, too, but enough goddies to compensate for it)

Just get out. no no

We know barely anything about the episode yet, we've had a few fucking images. So STFU.

The images are used to create a certain impression and anticipation.
Everyone is entitled his/her own opinion and expectations regarding season 7.
So, if "I'm really looking forward to it" is generally accepted (and it IS accepted in this forum, as we can see), "This looks as if it's gonna suck big time" has of course to be accepted the same way. Both are based on the same "facts" (or rather lack of them).
MuchAdo

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« Reply #704 on: 05-28-2012 21:31 »
« Last Edit on: 05-29-2012 05:13 »

Thanks for the actual reply Inquisitor Hein - you said exactly what I thought.
I don't care if it's just a Threes Company type mis-understanding... I'm sick of the Zapp and Leela relationship... I'm sick of her getting with him and not Fry...

It's simply disgusting to see her on his jock again.

Actually I am just so sick of the writers really losing sight of her character in some of the previous 26 eps.. Futurama really needs female writers again.

It's really my main issue with the shows return... the status quo of Fry and Leela's LOVE being held in a werid rubber band like limbo.

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The images are used to create a certain impression and anticipation.
Everyone is entitled his/her own opinion and expectations regarding season 7.
So, if "I'm really looking forward to it" is generally accepted (and it IS accepted in this forum, as we can see), "This looks as if it's gonna suck big time" has of course to be accepted the same way. Both are based on the same "facts" (or rather lack of them).

You do know.. that this comment is far too sane, competent, coherent, and correct for these boards.

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(Not to say that the early run didn't have some nearly unwatchable episodes, too, but enough goddies to compensate for it)

100% fact.

Say what you want about Matt G and The Simpsons.. 
I know David stills tries so hard.. I give him props.. maybe some of the new one's might suck... but you know... David always has a few GEMS for us.
So what's wrong with not liking something based on one terrible image... Yo, Leela Leela looked and sounded terrible from what I knew and saw in advance... and it was.

Transversely TLPJF sounded like the best damn episode in a long while.. and upon it airing.. it was awesome.. so, speculating seems pretty damn reasonable.
SpaceGoldfish fromWazn

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« Reply #705 on: 05-28-2012 21:57 »

They should do an episode when Leela discovers her sexy negligee is made form the skin of a baby animal that was the very last of its species and Leela becomes stricken with remorse and hurls herself into the maw of a sarlaac.

Or... she starts to collect buttons.  It doesn't become obsessive or weird, she doesn't talk about buttons constantly and become enraged when people try to change the subject, she doesn't stay up until 5 in the morning bidding on Ebay to complete her collection, she doesn't start rejecting personal hygeine and social interactions to spend more time with her buttons, she doesn't start stealing people's buttons or pull a heist to get a priceless button made of space emeralds from a museum.  She just collects buttons, and it's a completely healthy and normal hobby.   The entire episode consists of her spending an hour or two a week going to thrift stores or organizing her collection.  We also see Amy giving some buttons from her old outfits as a present.   That's all we see for 20 minutes.  The end.
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« Reply #706 on: 05-28-2012 22:08 »

Having an opinion is fine, I have no problem with that, and you wouldn't give a fuck if I did, but I don't see how you can bash an episode that hasn't even aired yet.

Half of 6B's episodes sounded pretty "meh" to me, but in the end, I only disliked (actually, HATED) one of them, Yo Leela Leela.
MuchAdo

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« Reply #707 on: 05-28-2012 22:14 »
« Last Edit on: 05-29-2012 05:10 »

I've pretty much liked everything but that new picture of Z and L we've seen thus far.

A year ago I speculated YLL would be awful... and it was... the basic plot of Munda leaving Morris for Zapp bugs the shit out of me... I speculate things will piss me off in the ep.

I hope not... but only time will tell.

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« Reply #708 on: 05-28-2012 22:32 »

MuchAdo, you have not encountered the evil that can come from this website. Expect a PM from me soon.

the basic plot of Munda leaving Morris for Zapp bugs the shit out of me...

That hasn't been confirmed or officially mentioned, it's just been speculated by fans. tongue
MuchAdo

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« Reply #709 on: 05-28-2012 22:38 »
« Last Edit on: 05-28-2012 22:52 »

Back on the topic of FUTURAMA:

Does anyone feel that some of these fan art character designs should be used one day?

 http://io9.com/5911809/adorable-character-designs-for-futurama-the-next-generation

I post these here b/c at very first... I thought they were real season seven designs.

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That hasn't been confirmed or officially mentioned, it's just been speculated by fans. tongue

No, they actually mentioned it... you can go dig for yourself.

I mean, yes... nobody actually has mentioned Morris at all... but I remember David or Eric saying Zapp dates Leela's mom in an interview.  

Danny... I tried to be civil... but now it's time... ignore-list activate!!!

I suggest you do the same.
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« Reply #710 on: 05-28-2012 22:45 »

Do not disturb the mods slumber, sometimes they delete things that previously made sense, causing other things to now not make any sense, you brought this on yourselves, this thread is back on track now! *glares*
MuchAdo

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« Reply #711 on: 05-28-2012 22:51 »
« Last Edit on: 05-29-2012 05:23 »

Do not disturb the mods slumber, sometimes they delete things that previously made sense, causing other things to now not make any sense, you brought this on yourselves, this thread is back on track now! *glares*

Dear Mod, Thanks Yo.

I just simply wanted to say; I'm sick of Zapp and Leela being an item for plot points this far in the series.

If they really wanted to shock fans... Amy and Leela suddenly get hitched.. and it carries over into each new ep... now that'd be something nobody saw coming; and the fanboys can drool all day!
MuchAdo

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« Reply #712 on: 05-28-2012 23:02 »
« Last Edit on: 05-29-2012 05:29 »

Sorry for the double post.. it was an accident:

Why can't Leela just have a more normal 'esque' episode.. meaning; crazy shit still happens but she stays ture to her overall evolving character?

Why does she have a singing butt boil or suddenly becomes a lazy lying childrens T.V. writer?
Her characterization was spot on in the first and final dvd films.. but it's kinda been all over the map since then.

Leela, although often depressed from being an orphan had the most respect for herself compared with most of the other characters.. she was tough, but has a down to earth quality and an under lined warmth... but seemingly she seems to be changing.. as long as it serves a fresh story for a new ep.

I loved Mobius Dick - but some people whom hated it b/c Leela loves animals... had a strong point.

Characterization becomes more important the longer any series lasts, simply so it doesn't become outlandish and yet somehow banal at the same time.

I have big hopes for the new ep's.. I just hope that the (my) bar isn't set too high... I hope it's not set high enough.. in true Futurama style... I hope this year is better than all previous seasons.
pumpkinpie

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« Reply #713 on: 05-29-2012 00:50 »
« Last Edit on: 05-29-2012 00:51 »

Don't call me a pervert....but I would really like to see more of Fry and Leela actually acting like a couple, and maybe for once having sex WITHOUT the disgusting thoughts


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« Reply #714 on: 05-29-2012 01:26 »


Because love conquers all obstacles?

UnrealLegend

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« Reply #715 on: 05-29-2012 02:36 »

Don't call me a pervert....but I would really like to see more of Fry and Leela actually acting like a couple, and maybe for once having sex WITHOUT the disgusting thoughts


I recall reading a discussion about that very subject when I first joined PEEL. It was disturbingly hilarious.
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« Reply #716 on: 05-29-2012 04:35 »

I went dumpster diving earlier, and even though someone beat me to the deleting, I won't tolerate this either. To whom it concerns: knock it off, or I am taking it up with the big guy (yes, the space pope is gonna hear about this!).

Why can't you be cautious on an episode that hasn't aired yet? I already showed concern over Decision 3012 or whatever the episode is because of the possible current refs that will be used. Is that so wrong? How many of us were legitimately concerned over YLL, and rightly so?

This website is about free speech, not harrassment. Attacking other members will not be tolerated.
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« Reply #717 on: 05-29-2012 05:19 »
« Last Edit on: 05-29-2012 05:21 »

Why can't you be cautious on an episode that hasn't aired yet? I already showed concern over Decision 3012 or whatever the episode is because of the possible current refs that will be used. Is that so wrong? How many of us were legitimately concerned over YLL, and rightly so?

This website is about free speech, not harrassment. Attacking other members will not be tolerated.

I totally concur... I obviously hope the ep turns out great... and hope Leela is portrayed in a positive and apt manner.
Louiswuenator

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« Reply #718 on: 05-29-2012 06:03 »

Don't call me a pervert....but I would really like to see more of Fry and Leela actually acting like a couple, and maybe for once having sex WITHOUT the disgusting thoughts.
I agree!  They wouldn't even actually have to have sex, they could just be interrupted or nuchacho-blocked by other PE employees.  Similar to how in The Duh Vinci Code they were gonna do it in the catacombs but Farnsworth intervened.  That way you get the dual benefit of knowing that they intended to sex, and the laughs/dangling-carrot from being caught or blocked before they can.  The producers seem to be capable of doing this with virtually every other character except Fry and Leela.  Wimps.
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« Reply #719 on: 05-29-2012 06:35 »

Yeah, and doing it as a poor lobster and old man doesn't count! no no

I'm an ex-shipper, I guess. Episodes like Parasites Lost really made me embrace the couple, but then things post-BBS made it...ehh...tedious. You have to decide when you write a show where you see the characters going. Do they hook up once, and then break things off, or pine away for years until finally making it official? The problem I have that it's half the former and half the latter.

Before BBS, I was very comfortable with Fry trying to win Leela's affection and getting little nudges of approval here and then, but BBS changed the nature of the ship for me. To me, either Leela should reject Fry entirely, or accept him and his unrequited feelings for her. But even Fry's character has shifted - he's not nearly as dimwitted as his former self was (which can make sense, as people do mature over the years) - however, in the frame of the animated television show, characters remain "ageless" ie. the same age even though events in the future are taking place, like the election to come in Decision 3012. We do get to see slight callouts to this effect however, like in TLPJF where we see the characters older and aged, however for the current time canon of the series they essentially remain the same age as they had once Fry stepped out of the cryo tube.

But regardless, the question then becomes then - should the characters show improvements within themselves as the series grows and adapts to new environments, or should the characters embrace some of their older personality traits that allowed us to love them in the first place?

This probably isn't the right discussion for this (in fact I know it's not), but in discussing the ship in future episodes, I feel these are valid points up for discussion. Some of these posts may be moved around to their appropriate thread though (like the ship thread in the HR department).

I don't know how we (and by we I mean I) tailspinned so much there at the end, so I apologize for that. But I agree that the writers should leave all the freaky love stuff where it belongs - fan art/fiction tongue
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