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Inquisitor Hein
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« Reply #120 on: 02-22-2013 13:47 »

That's quite a bizarre range of episodes, if you don't mind me saying. Having said that, A Pharaoh To Remember is one of my favourite episodes ever, so I can't really talk.

It's not one of my favourites but I agree that APTR is such an underrated episode. The funeral is quite possibly my favourite scene in the series.

Yep, that episode definitely has a certain something to it.
Also interesting that many philosophical themes ("Is there a god" "Mortality", etc...) are covered by Bender episodes.
totalnerduk

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« Reply #121 on: 02-22-2013 20:23 »

That's quite a bizarre range of episodes, if you don't mind me saying. Having said that, A Pharaoh To Remember is one of my favourite episodes ever, so I can't really talk.

It's not one of my favourites but I agree that APTR is such an underrated episode. The funeral is quite possibly my favourite scene in the series.

Yep, that episode definitely has a certain something to it.
Also interesting that many philosophical themes ("Is there a god" "Mortality", etc...) are covered by Bender episodes.

Yeah, I think that's no accident. Free will, religion, what it means to be human, empathy, emotions, etc. They're all things that we readily associate with humanity. To juxtapose these themes with humanity's creations struggling to come to terms with them is a rather obvious step. To me, at least.

In Futurama, science has made humanity into something powerful and almost godlike (from today's perspectives). They can move stars around, they understand the deepest underpinnings of the universe, and they can flit between galaxies in mere hours. They are able to create intelligent (robotic) life, and they can elevate monkeys to human intelligence and capabilities. They are as the ancient titans and gods of Olympus.

Robots fill the role of modern humans - the creation of the gods, coming to terms with their role in the universe and what it means to fill it. This parallels the story of mankind's struggle to determine and make sense of what it means to be human (and whether or not there are gods or a God who might have created us).

There's a whole philosophy or psychology paper in there somewhere, I think.
Anna3000

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« Reply #122 on: 03-13-2013 04:02 »

Yes, I saw a video a while back about Futurama and transhumanism that I believe went quite in depth into certain perspectives on what it means to be human and how humans would likely acclimate to such incredible technological advances like easy interstellar travel and singularity, as well as how this is conveyed on the show. I found it quite interesting and love that what may initially be seen as merely a silly cartoon touches on so many deep philosophical topics.

On another note, it is impossible to pick a single favorite episode, so I'll have to leave it at top 15:

1. The Late Philip J. Fry
2. The Sting
3. Roswell that Ends Well
4. Jurassic Bark
5. Leela's Homeworld
6. The Why of Fry
7. Love and Rocket
8. Teenage Mutant Leela's Hurdles
9. Where No Fan Has Gone Before
10. The Series Has Landed
11. The Devil's Hands are Idle Playthings
12. Mother's Day
13. The Problem with Popplers
14. The Cyberhouse Rules
15. Love's Labours Lost in Space

I basically love all the other ones too! The only ones I really can't stand watching are Neutopia and Amazon Women in the Mood.
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« Reply #123 on: 03-22-2013 20:41 »

My Three Sons has been my favorite episode recently. Fry is hilarious, I think his character is spot on.

"Now go, go gather your nuts you nagging grasshopper"

Eternium

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« Reply #124 on: 03-22-2013 20:55 »

Yeah, that's a really nice ep:3 welcome to PEEL FJ! Personnaly I think TLPJF is best, also overclockwise smile (but I said that in my pprevious posts too)

Heh, guess which song is playing right now... Don't you, forget about me.... (luck of the fryrish) love
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« Reply #125 on: 03-22-2013 23:58 »

"A Flight to Remember" is my favourite episode from the first season. "I, Roommate" and "Hell is Other Robots" are also up there.
OFFICAL.Leela

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« Reply #126 on: 04-09-2013 08:07 »

My Favourite is Benderama its awesome smile
dr.bender nye

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« Reply #127 on: 04-09-2013 19:07 »
« Last Edit on: 04-09-2013 20:05 »

Well, what I refer to as classic Futurama, no question, The Professors Farnsworth Parabox. New Series, tough choice... actually The Prisoner of Benda.

[BTW, little off topic, but good to be back]
DannyJC13

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« Reply #128 on: 04-09-2013 19:48 »
« Last Edit on: 04-09-2013 19:49 »

The Professors Farnsworth Parabox.

Fixed. tongue

But nice choice, that used to be my ultimate favourite until it was replaced by The Why of Fry. And then that was replaced by Möbius Dick. So now The Farnsworth Parabox is #3 on my list. big grin
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« Reply #129 on: 04-09-2013 20:07 »

The Professors Farnsworth Parabox.

Fixed. tongue

Man, it has been a while. Thanks Danny. Ultimatly, every episode was pure genius. You can argue that the movies were not as good, but it's a format that was new for Futurama and the writers did the best they could.
DannyJC13

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« Reply #130 on: 04-09-2013 20:09 »

Bender's Big Score is perfect in my opinion, the only movie I didn't really enjoy is Bender's Game, not because of the whole fantasy/D&D theme, because it was a huge build-up just to make Dark Matter useless as fuel. The fantasy world in Bender's imagination seemed like filler or something. I guess it developed the relationship between the Professor and Igner though. And I still enjoyed it a lot, it's just my least favourite of the 4 DVD movies. smile
Eternium

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« Reply #131 on: 04-09-2013 22:04 »

Into The Wild green yonder is my second favorite movie of all time(first being Wreck-it Ralph), Bender's game is really nice, I agree with that Danny, I do like how Fry turned Frydo that was really funny troughout the movie. BBS I've just been watching to much...
Quantum Neutrino Field

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« Reply #132 on: 04-09-2013 22:17 »
« Last Edit on: 04-09-2013 22:18 »

Bender's Big Score still is one of my favorite "episodes" alongside Prisoner of Benda, The Sting and TLPJF.
I hope 7B has something to add to my list.
Eternium

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« Reply #133 on: 04-09-2013 22:20 »

I'm pretty sure 'Fry and Leela's Big Fling' will be added to my list big grin It's just the name allready...
DannyJC13

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« Reply #134 on: 04-09-2013 22:21 »

I'm looking forward to 'Meanwhile' for the time reversal button alone... big grin
Anna3000

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« Reply #135 on: 04-10-2013 06:52 »

I can't wait for "Meanwhile" either; I'm expecting it to be one of the best episodes of all time. I'm also really looking forward to "Saturday Morning Fun Pit" because I adored "Reincarnation" and am really looking forward to seeing the different animation styles.
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« Reply #136 on: 04-10-2013 06:57 »

I can't help but be super-hyped for "Meanwhile" in spite of knowing next to nothing about it. It could very well be the final episode of Futurama ever, so my expectations are high. I seriously hoping it ends on a high note like Season 6 did with "Reincarnation".
DannyJC13

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« Reply #137 on: 04-10-2013 18:41 »

"Reincarnation".

Don't you mean "Overclockwise"? I mean I know "Reincarnation" was the final episode of Season 6 but it wasn't really the ultimate-high-note-canon ending haha.
Eternium

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« Reply #138 on: 04-10-2013 19:25 »

Yeah, overclockwise is much better! Reincarnation is only fun because of the different animation styles.
CUSTARD TIME?! HURRAAH! Best quote xD Reincarnation was on just about half an hour ago:P only missed the first 5 mins due to 9gag addiction -.-'
DannyJC13

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« Reply #139 on: 04-10-2013 19:27 »

"Reincarnation" was way better than "Overclockwise" imo, the latter was such a letdown. I hope "Meanwhile" completely beats it.
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« Reply #140 on: 04-10-2013 21:03 »
« Last Edit on: 04-10-2013 21:55 »

Overclockwise may be one of my favorite episodes and I think I'm in minority with this. I'm started to like it more recently (but always been very good).
Reincarnation is one of the funniest episodes, but since it has three segments and doesn't have constant storyline, it's hard to me to compare it with canon episodes.
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #141 on: 04-11-2013 02:21 »

"Reincarnation".

Don't you mean "Overclockwise"? I mean I know "Reincarnation" was the final episode of Season 6 but it wasn't really the ultimate-high-note-canon ending haha.

Nah, I meant "Reincarnation." Even though it's not really the canon-finalle, it was by definition the final episode of the production run (And in my opinion, much better than "Overclockwise", which felt underdeveloped in some areas and had the B-plot shoehorned in at the last moment.)
Tedward

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« Reply #142 on: 04-11-2013 03:51 »

Besides, they did mention on the "Reincarnation" commentary how--before they swapped the 8-bit and anime segments and before they knew they were making new episodes-- the end of the 8-bit segment would have said "SERIES OVER," and how Zoidberg's line at the end of the anime segment about having another adventure at the same time next week would have been bittersweet as well. Whether or not you think they succeeded with either, they tried to have both a canon and a non-canon potential series finale in 6B. I appreciate that.
AtlantaStars93

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« Reply #143 on: 04-21-2013 00:41 »

My favourite episodes are The Why of Fry, The Deep South, Leela's Homeland, and of course, Amazon Women in the Mood. Fantastic episodes.
Honourable mention goes to The Sting.
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« Reply #144 on: 04-21-2013 00:47 »

*leela's Homeworld
That's a pretty good selection. Emotional episodes tend to drag if there are too many of them in a row, so it's nice to see there's some seriously hilarious episodes in your list.
Tachyon

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« Reply #145 on: 04-21-2013 04:15 »


Having been adopted when I was two weeks old and not even knowing whether either of my birth parents were still alive until much later in my life, Leela's Homeworld was very moving.  That said, The Sting is probably my very favorite.

AtlantaStars93

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« Reply #146 on: 04-21-2013 16:32 »

*leela's Homeworld
That's a pretty good selection. Emotional episodes tend to drag if there are too many of them in a row, so it's nice to see there's some seriously hilarious episodes in your list.
Ahh yes, my mistake. I keep getting that episode title mixed up :P
Thank you. Yeah, I find these episodes pretty much flawless. I can watch them again and again and still be moved and laugh so much every time.
Eternium

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« Reply #147 on: 04-21-2013 18:52 »

I'm suprised you haven't included anything from the new run. I mean, TLPJF was an amazing episode and lots of people have them in their top 5 at least? ^^
AtlantaStars93

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« Reply #148 on: 04-21-2013 20:56 »

Very fair point, Eternium. I haven't really watch much of the later seasons, I need a serious catch-up, which I will take full advantage of next month when I finish my second year at uni.  smile I've heard so much good about TLPJF so that's definitely on the top of my list to watch.
Mr Snrub

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« Reply #149 on: 04-21-2013 23:23 »

In my opinion, all the episodes that you mentioned are better than TLPJF, with the exception maybe of Leela's Homeworld. I have a glass ceiling for that episode, and I've never had more of an opinion than "quite enjoyed it" in the however many times I've seen it.
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« Reply #150 on: 04-22-2013 04:12 »

Mr. Snrub is also the one who dislikes a lot of well-regarded episodes. tongue

Anyway, Leela's Homeworld is great. I still find it quite touching despite it being really predictable.

It's also one of the only episodes with "Leela" in the title that doesn't suck.
Anna3000

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« Reply #151 on: 04-22-2013 13:21 »

Anyway, Leela's Homeworld is great. I still find it quite touching despite it being really predictable.

It's also one of the only episodes with "Leela" in the title that doesn't suck.

I still cry every time I see the ending of Leela's Homeworld; LH and Teenage Mutant Leela's Hurdles, are the only great episodes with "Leela" in the title, in my opinion.

I feel like the episodes with "Bender" in the title have an even greater chance of sucking, though; I can't think of a single one of those I particularly love.

Very fair point, Eternium. I haven't really watch much of the later seasons, I need a serious catch-up, which I will take full advantage of next month when I finish my second year at uni.  smile I've heard so much good about TLPJF so that's definitely on the top of my list to watch.

Along with TLPJF, I strongly recommend putting Prisoner of Benda at the top of that list, too.
AtlantaStars93

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« Reply #152 on: 04-22-2013 20:19 »

In my opinion, all the episodes that you mentioned are better than TLPJF, with the exception maybe of Leela's Homeworld. I have a glass ceiling for that episode, and I've never had more of an opinion than "quite enjoyed it" in the however many times I've seen it.
I'm very intrigued to see TLPJF, it's going to have to be super excellent indeed to be better than the ones that I had listed as I adore those ones :P
Mr. Snrub is also the one who dislikes a lot of well-regarded episodes. tongue

Anyway, Leela's Homeworld is great. I still find it quite touching despite it being really predictable.

It's also one of the only episodes with "Leela" in the title that doesn't suck.
haha :P
Yeah, definitely. The ending always moves me.
Along with TLPJF, I strongly recommend putting Prisoner of Benda at the top of that list, too.
Thank you, I'll watch that also! =]
MeatablePie

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« Reply #153 on: 05-11-2013 01:25 »

Gotta be the last episode of the first run, The Devils Hands are Ideal Playthings.
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« Reply #154 on: 05-11-2013 01:45 »

Hm.

I'm just going to leave this here.

It's not my personal list, it's the aggregated review score rankings that I compiled a few days ago. Most people have probably seen it by now, but I feel that not posting it in this thread was a grievous oversight (which I have now rectified).
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« Reply #155 on: 05-18-2013 17:26 »

For me it was probaly The luck of the fryrish. That episode had alot of epic parts.
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« Reply #156 on: 05-31-2013 01:18 »

My all-time favourite episode has always been The Devil's Hands Are Idle Playthings.

Other personal favourites would be Luck Of The Fryrish, Overclockwise, I Roommate, Futurestock and The Sting.

Jurassic Bark is good too, but I think I hear about it too much. While is was sad, I've never actually owned a dog before (Until just recently though), so I'm not sure I can feel the emotion as much as dog-owners.

And then lastly my favourite movie would be Bender's Game.
TheMadCapper

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« Reply #157 on: 05-31-2013 03:49 »

Give it a decade or so, you'll understand more about the joy and sorrow of living with a dog smile
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« Reply #158 on: 05-31-2013 03:50 »

I'm not a dog person by any means, but I still found JB pretty sad.
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« Reply #159 on: 05-31-2013 10:49 »
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Same here.  I'm of the opinion that every kid ought to have a dog at some point (I had a number of dogs as a kid).  I'm not a dog person and will never have one again, but I also found JB very touching.

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