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Just Fan
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« Reply #440 on: 06-17-2012 18:04 »
« Last Edit on: 06-17-2012 18:05 »

Today's screenshot:
Tastes Like Fry

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« Reply #441 on: 06-17-2012 18:39 »

Well someone found the booze and it wasn't Bender for once.

wtf is Zoidberg doing?
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« Reply #442 on: 06-17-2012 18:42 »

Wow.  Lots going on in this today's still!

(Is it sad that the first thing I noticed is how woefully tiny those steins are?  Way too many trips to refill.)

Not sure what time period this is set in, because Leela is still wearing her wrist thingy prominently.  A reenactment, perhaps?  Can't make out what the brew is, the last letter in the first word is "r".  Zoidberg doesn't want his picture taken and it seems Leela is the only one regarding Fry without disapproval.
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« Reply #443 on: 06-17-2012 18:44 »

I can't wait to see what it is doing so embarrassing.  laff
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« Reply #444 on: 06-17-2012 18:50 »

Not sure what time period this is set in, because Leela is still wearing her wrist thingy prominently.  A reenactment, perhaps?

Looks like it's a 31st century take on Oktoberfest, which is kind of a neat set-piece. I'm digging the get-ups on Leela, Amy, and Zoidberg.

wtf is Zoidberg doing?

I'd say he's either shielding his face from Fry's crazy antics, or whispering something in the ear of the disinterested gentleman sitting beside him.
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« Reply #445 on: 06-17-2012 19:04 »
« Last Edit on: 06-17-2012 19:12 »

and it seems Leela is the only one regarding Fry without disapproval.

...just a guess, but this might imply Fry won some sort of contest (as he seems to strike a victory pose).
So, the disapproval might be mixed with a bit of jealousy ("Why the heck die this jerk win?").

Not sure what time period this is set in, because Leela is still wearing her wrist thingy prominently.  A reenactment, perhaps?

Looks like it's a 31st century take on Oktoberfest, which is kind of a neat set-piece. I'm digging the get-ups on Leela, Amy, and Zoidberg.

As Fry was already shown as a Neanderthal, I wondered wether this scene actually plays in the past. But the two ladys to the left wear rather modern/futuristic clothes, so I guess the scene seems to play in the 31st century.
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« Reply #446 on: 06-17-2012 19:25 »

Not sure what time period this is set in, because Leela is still wearing her wrist thingy prominently.
And there's, you know, a robot sat next to Amy.

I didn't even consider that it might be time-travel-based, but I suppose it might. It just looks like a beer festival to me.

And I love the tiny beer-mugs. I'm guessing that somewhere in the future, people decide that the increasing size of the mugs is getting ridiculous and decide to make the mugs smaller so that people don't make fools of themselves by getting drunk and such - and then Fry, with his past-based mentality - gets drunk anyway. Or something.
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« Reply #447 on: 06-17-2012 19:30 »
« Last Edit on: 06-17-2012 19:33 »

And I love the tiny beer-mugs. I'm guessing that somewhere in the future, people decide that the increasing size of the mugs is getting ridiculous and decide to make the mugs smaller so that people don't make fools of themselves by getting drunk and such - and then Fry, with his past-based mentality - gets drunk anyway. Or something.

Or they just produce REALLY strong stuff wink
While Fry goes for the 20th century amount, and therefore gets drunk.
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« Reply #448 on: 06-17-2012 19:42 »
« Last Edit on: 06-17-2012 19:44 »

Got to be time travel related. Somehow. Oops, nope, the randomers have the circle thingies on their shoulders. It's the future.

Also, I can't help but notice the woman in purple on the left... flirt
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« Reply #449 on: 06-17-2012 19:46 »

The mayor probably made the 20oz mugs illegal.  It's okay though, you can just grab two smaller mugs and it isn't illegal. laff
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« Reply #450 on: 06-17-2012 20:22 »


he looks cute as always. lol love smile that scene should be good. big grin

You completely lose faith in the show over one image but now you're being super optimistic? It's like the new Kurt...

that's my best friend you're talking about. he doesn't lose faith in Futurama over an image. he gets disappointed in seeing something he doesn't like, but he's still faithful to the show
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« Reply #451 on: 06-17-2012 20:23 »

I'm going to refrain from typing what's on my mind.
Onuki

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« Reply #452 on: 06-17-2012 20:30 »

do please enlighten us

Also, I can't help but notice the woman in purple on the left... flirt

i also noticed that lol


i like the design
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« Reply #453 on: 06-17-2012 21:27 »

About the potential spoofs the tiny mugs are used for:

- Beer at the German Oktoberfest is extremely expensive. So, the tiny mugs could stand for "Hardly anyone could afford more than that anyways".
- The usual mug at German Oktoberfest is the so called "Ma▀krug" (Used to be 1,069 l, nowadays exactly 1 l). As this is a rather large amount, an extremely small amount could be used as opposite.
- (TMC will certainly not like this theory wink ): A common cliche in Germany is that the stuff served in the US does hardly qualify as beer, not even alcohol wink So, with the characters coming from NNY, they are used to American "beer", for whom the amount has to be seriously downgraded when German stuff is served. (Should that be the joke's intent, I would of course be shocked that someone would dare ridicule our honored American friends that way wink )
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« Reply #454 on: 06-17-2012 21:34 »

It appears that Earth is the only planet (In the solar system) that has a working ship. So how would other planets evacuate?

The fact that Venus seems to be pretty populated doesn't seem to even be an issue.
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« Reply #455 on: 06-17-2012 22:57 »

It appears that Earth is the only planet (In the solar system) that has a working ship. So how would other planets evacuate?

Earth is closest to the Sun, the cause of the end of the world is Solar Flares. wink
Louiswuenator

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« Reply #456 on: 06-17-2012 23:32 »

Venus is closer than Earth, Danny. roll eyes

A common cliche in Germany is that the stuff served in the US does hardly qualify as beer, not even alcohol wink
As an American, that is a depressingly accurate stereotype.  So many here think that Bud and Coors are anything other than sugar water.  The only shelf beer I can get that's close to my favorite is Guinness Extra Stout, and that isn't even the real thing.

I'm liking the Oktoberfest idea better than time travel, but I still am bewildered by this episode.  It looks completely zany.
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« Reply #457 on: 06-17-2012 23:34 »

Venus is closer than Earth, Danny. roll eyes

I'm not smart!
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« Reply #458 on: 06-17-2012 23:37 »

Venus is closer than Earth, Danny. roll eyes

I'm not smart!

You don't have to be smart to remember the order of the planets in our solar system. Just remember it like this:

Manic Virgins Eat Mucky Jam Sandwiches Under Naked Priests

Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto.

Yes, Pluto's not a planet. But it was when I was at school, and that's where I learned this.
Gorky

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« Reply #459 on: 06-17-2012 23:42 »

I remember the order of the planets because of this song from Blue's Clues. No shame. Okay, maybe a little shame...

I still am bewildered by this episode.  It looks completely zany.

I share in your bewilderment, but it is for that very reason that this is (so far, at least) the episode I'm most excited for.
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« Reply #460 on: 06-17-2012 23:44 »

We learnt it as:

My Very Easy Method Just Speeds Up Naming Planets
Louiswuenator

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« Reply #461 on: 06-17-2012 23:46 »
« Last Edit on: 06-17-2012 23:50 »

I like tnuk's version better.  It appeals to my sense of humor.

I share in your bewilderment, but it is for that very reason that this is (so far, at least) the episode I'm most excited for.
Ditto.  I'm trying to figure out how all of these promo pieces fit together because they are so wildly different.
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« Reply #462 on: 06-17-2012 23:48 »

Reminds me of:

Bender: So, that's my problem, Professor Wormstorm!
Wernstrom: It's Wernstrom.
Bender: My name's funnier.

Taken from Issue #59. (#63 if you're in the UK.)
Louiswuenator

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« Reply #463 on: 06-18-2012 00:09 »

Heh, it's actually one of my favorite quotes from Speaker-to-Animals:

Nessus, an insane (by the judgement of his own species), nonthreatening herbivore alien is recruiting members onto his team.  One of them, Speaker-to-Animals, is a vicious, warlike carnivore alien.  Nessus makes a comment on the irony of a carnivore protecting an herbivore from danger and he asks Speaker if that sounds insane.  Speaker replies that it does, and that it, "...also appeals to my sense of humor."

Hmm, that doesn't sound as funny writing it out but that quote stuck with me and I have a habit of saying something 'appeals to my sense of humor' rather than just saying 'that's funny'.  Maybe because it's so deadpan, coming from an alien that is trying to simulate humor in order to deal with humans.
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« Reply #464 on: 06-18-2012 00:22 »

We came up with our own one at school:

My Very Energetic Mother Jumps Sideways Under Naughty Pictures.

And OT, Fry seems to be the only one not dressed up for the occasion. I do like it when they change clothes or try different hairstyles... maybe he thinks there's no reason to change is all he's going to do is get drunk.
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« Reply #465 on: 06-18-2012 01:27 »
« Last Edit on: 06-18-2012 01:31 »

Regarding the Fry/Leela thing (is it a relationship yet?) I must admit I'm a fan of it. The "Devil's Playthings" ep made me a fan of Futurama. There is something about Fry's single-minded pursuit of tough-but-compassionate Leela that is endlessly endearing. It makes Fry more human. Aside from his affection for Leela, he rather lacks personality in my view.

But yeah, I dislike the reset button too. I hate to second-guess the show's writers, but I do think that letting the affair grow more gradually rather than subjecting us to all of  the do-overs would have been a bit more satisfying. There should have been more moments of Leela thinking, "Hmmm, he's not so bad." I mean, you can't blame Leela for being cautious, right? Fry's not exactly a "catch" by most standards. In fact, Homer Simpson is a workoholic next to him, and that's just for starters.  (And yes, I do like Fry. A lot.)
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« Reply #466 on: 06-18-2012 01:37 »
« Last Edit on: 06-18-2012 01:43 »

The names of the planets was actually one of the first things I remember learning, ever.  We learned it the old fashioned way though, no pneumonics.   Like most four/five year olds we thought space was pretty neat, so we learned it the order of the planets in an afternoon.  

I remember when I was nine and going through my "I love space" phase, I memorised all the (then) known moons of Uranus and used to rattle them off as my parlour trick.   Now I can only remember about ten of them... eleven if I can really make myself remember who's who in Shakespeare/Rape of the Lock.
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« Reply #467 on: 06-18-2012 02:06 »

I remember learning the names and the order of the planets in primary school, but have no idea if there was a mnemonic associated with it at that time. Didn't pick up the mnemonic until secondary school.

I remember having to pick a planet to do a project about a couple of years later... I know I ended up in the group of kids who'd picked the gas giants, but have no idea which planet I ended up working on. I want to say Neptune. Might have been one of the others though. I know it wasn't Jupiter. Anyhow, there was a huge presentation our class put together. Models, factsheets, environmental data, what we thought spacecraft might look like if they were sent to explore... for eight-year-olds this was advanced and exciting stuff. We spent a couple of weeks putting this display together.

It was set up in the hall on a series of tables laid out end to end, and for a couple of days, everybody would admire it whilst trooping past for assembly or whilst waiting in line to go get lunch. Then there was a fight between two kids one day, and they fell into the display, wrecking most of the solar system and the various egg-carton craft that were meant to be exploring it.

That was the last time that my primary school put together anything like that. They stuck to wall-mounted project displays ever afterwards, and making them as a class was never anywhere near as exciting.

My planetary report and model were among the casualties. I was gutted that I wouldn't be able to take them home at the end of the year, because they were torn and smashed. The kids who'd destroyed the model weren't even suspended. By contrast, a kid once took a library book off me on the bus from the school to the swimming baths, and I was suspended for giving him a black eye in the process of recovering the book. I thought I'd acted perfectly reasonably. The kid had taken my damn book. What the hell was I supposed to do? Let him get away with it? I was eight or nine. The concept of not thumping somebody who did that was completely alien to me.

Anyhow, I digress.
Heh, it's actually one of my favorite quotes from Speaker-to-Animals:

Speaker's one of the greatest sci-fi characters ever. The Kzinti are perhaps my favourite fictional species.

Hmm. I appear to still be digressing. My apologies.

Anyhow, I'm liking the screenshot above. In particular, I love Amy's expression.
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« Reply #468 on: 06-18-2012 03:00 »

Wow. That Jersey Shore Whore is looking sorta hot.


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« Reply #469 on: 06-18-2012 03:29 »

Well, I smacked a kid who bent one of my new pokemon cards, (it was  Tentacool, and at that time Tentacool was one of my favourites) when I was showing it to him.  He tried to snatch it, and when I held on, it just got bent.  When I was like "You bent it!" he just shrugged and said: "I don't care."  So I smacked him.   He started caring at that point, and went off to the teacher in a snot, and get my cards confiscated for the day. 
Don't start what you can't finish.

The cards got banned a few weeks later because of other playground squabbles.  I remember two awful little girls who went around storming up to people, screeching: "Do you have pokemon cards?  Tell us right now so we can tell the teachers on you!" (Yes, they were little asskissers, and yes, they really thought people would be that stupid.)

 
Louiswuenator

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« Reply #470 on: 06-18-2012 03:40 »

Speaker's one of the greatest sci-fi characters ever. The Kzinti are perhaps my favourite fictional species.
Yes!  Good to know there are others who think so. cool

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« Reply #471 on: 06-18-2012 05:46 »
« Last Edit on: 06-18-2012 05:57 »

I'm the most excited for The Thief of Baghead, it's looking awesome! The Butterjunk Effect looks a little meh, but you never know. Don't judge a butterfly by it's wings.

I'm worried that Naturama is gonna follow down a path that recalls to THS. Let's just hope that such crap doesn't go through the airwaves again during the time that Futurama should be on.


I'm also excited for Viva Mars Vegas. It's looking great! I can't say that, since there's nothing about it yet... But it sounds awesome, and it's a Josh Weinstein episode! smile
Just Fan
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« Reply #472 on: 06-18-2012 06:58 »
« Last Edit on: 06-18-2012 07:06 »

A couple of exclusive videos from "The Bots and the Bees" and "A Farewell to Arms".
Tastes Like Fry

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« Reply #473 on: 06-18-2012 07:35 »

First clip: :rofl: Interesting indeed! Not sure if I want to know how Ben was conceived... ><
Second clip: What is with Fry and being covered in substances?

Looks like honey again...
Louiswuenator

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« Reply #474 on: 06-18-2012 08:37 »

Oh my.  Both of those clips are gold!

I was skeptical of Wanda Sykes at first but that "robo-sluts" line totally sold me.

Looks like honey again...
Unfortunately, I think it's probably something a bit less savory considering they are underneath NNY. smile  My guess is that Fry and Leela stumble upon the cave system that houses the spacecraft when Leela gets pulled down into that puddle by the tentacle monster.  Leela breaks her leg and Fry gets covered in some kind of goo.
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« Reply #475 on: 06-18-2012 08:46 »

Oh my God! Look what my flashlight found!  laff
Tastes Like Fry

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« Reply #476 on: 06-18-2012 09:37 »

Louis, unfortunately I think you're right. *sigh*

Bender was 'banged' 12 times in that clip.  flirt  red face
My fave part was Benders changing expressions. You can easily pin point the moment of the thought 'OMG this is actually hot!'

Made a Bender Banging Banner:
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« Reply #477 on: 06-18-2012 09:57 »

I learnt the order of the planets using the following simple method:

Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto.

BECAUSE I HAVE OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE DISORDER.  Suckers.  It is only Saturn and Jupiter's position I used to get confused, until I saw 2001: A Space Odyssey.
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« Reply #478 on: 06-18-2012 10:47 »

[Sheldon Cooper Mode on]
I'm quite familiar with Dr. Tyson. He's responsible for the demotion of Pluto from planetary status. I liked Pluto. Ergo, I do not like you.
[Sheldon Cooper Mode off]
Gorky

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« Reply #479 on: 06-18-2012 12:24 »

Both of those clips were pretty good (though the first one ended a little, uh, predictably). I think those lady robots were two of the funniest things about the otherwise, uh, unspectacular Holiday Spectacular, so it was fun to see them again in that first clip.

Also: Something about Scruffy calling the stew on Farnsworth's computer screen his "can of breakfast" in the second clip amuses me immensely.
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