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Tastes Like Fry

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« Reply #600 on: 06-21-2012 06:22 »

I hate everyone that got to watch the new eps before me.  Why?  Why?  Why did I move to California?

Good to hear the positive reception though.
Not everyone... I'm still here, soaking in all the spoilers I can get xD
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« Reply #601 on: 06-21-2012 16:58 »

In my personal opinion, the question is why I moved from California.
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« Reply #602 on: 06-21-2012 19:51 »

This sounds interesting:

Quote from: Rick Porter
Cohen points to an episode he wrote called "Free Will Hunting" in which the Planet Express crew visits the robot home world -- last seen in Season 1.

Source.
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« Reply #603 on: 06-21-2012 20:29 »

That'll be a nice little bonus for those of us who remember Fear of a Bot Planet.

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« Reply #604 on: 06-21-2012 20:35 »

It mentions some of the robots from the ep will return too. big grin
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« Reply #605 on: 06-22-2012 02:12 »

Psst....I'M BACK! big grin Loved these episodes!
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« Reply #606 on: 06-22-2012 02:22 »


Yay!  smile  Hopefully everything is copacetic on the home front, Pumpkinpie?

I liked the eps but I was fading a bit whilst watching them, and need to re-watch them again soon.

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« Reply #607 on: 06-22-2012 02:25 »

Well, thanks for asking Tachy, but I just changed my password after my mom forgot about the whole thing laff So....shhhhh....
Louiswuenator

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« Reply #608 on: 06-22-2012 03:35 »

Hooray!  You crafty thing I knew you'd find a way.  Nice to have you back. smile
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« Reply #609 on: 06-22-2012 07:58 »

I'm late to the party here because I don't really like watching the clips of episodes I haven't seen because I enjoy experience the entire new episode as a whole but...


My love life lives vicariously through Fry and Leela. That's so sad. But it makes me so happy.
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« Reply #610 on: 06-22-2012 08:20 »

My love life lives vicariously through Fry and Leela. That's so sad. But it makes me so happy.
You're not the only one. smile
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« Reply #611 on: 06-22-2012 08:39 »

Welcome back pumpkinpie! You very nearly won POTM.
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« Reply #612 on: 06-22-2012 19:32 »

but I just changed my password after my mom forgot about the whole thing laff So....shhhhh....

What'd I miss? confused
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« Reply #613 on: 06-22-2012 20:26 »

Good news everyone. We have reached 22.000.800 I like in facebook page  love love love
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« Reply #614 on: 06-22-2012 23:42 »

My love life lives vicariously through Fry and Leela. That's so sad. But it makes me so happy.
You're not the only one. smile

As long as you live vicariously through a CANON pairing that's fine.  What's truly depressing are the people who live through a non-canon pairing and desperately try to convince others that it is... canon.

Btw, Fry and Amy are totally right for eachother.
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« Reply #615 on: 06-23-2012 00:40 »

but I just changed my password after my mom forgot about the whole thing laff So....shhhhh....

What'd I miss? confused

Oh, my mom found out about PEEL and banned me from it. But, I found a way back on like the sneaky Pumpkinpie I am. Also, you didn't realize I was gone?
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« Reply #616 on: 06-23-2012 00:43 »

I don't pay attention to most things... And what's so bad about PEEL?

Oh wait, almost everything...
pumpkinpie

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« Reply #617 on: 06-23-2012 00:45 »

I don't pay attention to most things... And what's so bad about PEEL?

Oh wait, almost everything...

Yeah....it's my mom's intense fear of pedophiles :roll eyes:
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« Reply #618 on: 06-23-2012 00:51 »
« Last Edit on: 06-23-2012 00:57 by totalnerduk »

I was originally not going to say anything about this.

BUT, all this talk between Pumpkinpie and others is so far off topic and one of the most annoying kinds of spam. It would be more appropriate for the test thread. It isn't appropriate or amusing to see it plastered across three threads in General Discussion. Yes, Pumpkinpie is posting despite being "banned4lyfe" by her evil mother. Hoorah. We can all move on now, and get back to discussing Futurama. Out of 8 posts since her return, the first four were her announcing she was back, and the next four were her explaining that her mother had banned her from PEEL. There were two nonspecific statements included in that whole mess which stated that she loved the episodes. Nothing even approaching an actual review in the review threads.

Speaking of which, now that Season 7 is here... why are people still discussing it in the countdown thread? I'm not only surprised that there isn't a "general Season 7" thread already, I'm surprised it wasn't started by Solid Gold Bender and I'm surprised half the posts in it aren't Pumpkinpie announcing that she's back, with the other half being a slap-fight between Unmentionable and Danny. roll eyes

Those would of course be bad things. I'm surprised that they're not true, but I suppose I'm actually a little grateful that they're not, too.
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« Reply #619 on: 06-23-2012 01:05 »

* TMC reads tnuk's post above

Yep, that's basically all correct.

Let's keep the Futurama discussion threads focused on the show. We have a huge Offtopic section to discuss things unrelated to the show smile
SpaceGoldfish fromWazn

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« Reply #620 on: 06-23-2012 01:05 »
« Last Edit on: 06-23-2012 01:07 »

Evil mothers?

I hope we get a Mom episode soon.   She's been neglected so much since the season returned.   She is the closest thing the series has to a primary antagonist after all.  

Besides, she's the only main female character who you can type into Google images without rule34 coming up... or not.

Sometimes I really hate the human species.
pumpkinpie

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« Reply #621 on: 06-23-2012 01:30 »

Sorry, I didn't mean to annoy, I was just happy. Anyway, I really like the heartfelt start of the season. There were parts in BOTB that made me tear up. Like the "Daddy loves you, never forget that". And I was overwhelmed by shippiness with AFTA. Ahh...damn you Amy. Great callbacks too. I really hope the rest of the season is as good as this.

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« Reply #622 on: 06-23-2012 01:31 »

Amy, you ignorant slut!
Tastes Like Fry

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« Reply #623 on: 06-25-2012 04:02 »

Amy wasn't ignorant, she said 'Stop the end of the world sex!' She damn knew what she interrupting  mad

Does anyone know if the Decision 2012 ad that was played at the end of AFTA is clip that can be found somewhere? Something I want to check...
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« Reply #624 on: 06-25-2012 04:08 »

The promo clip of Fry talking about, like, being rich one day isn't from the same part of the episode as the clip from the Countdown. As far as I can tell, you can't view the former on CC's website or anything.
Tastes Like Fry

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« Reply #625 on: 06-25-2012 05:00 »

I know it's not the same clip - but it's from the same episode, right? And I know that, I've checked the CC countdown and places where I thought maybe where someone who may have recorded it has put it up and can't find it - thought that some clever people on here who know more than me might direct me to it if it exists.
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« Reply #626 on: 06-25-2012 07:11 »

I just thought of this. In the podcast they said there was going to be a FULL Planet Express prom. Where. Is. It.
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« Reply #627 on: 06-25-2012 07:29 »

Yes.  I distinctly remember that too.  Clearly they already had the prom well before AFTA though.

Flashback sequence?  No, that would be lame.  Perhaps it will be part of some complex time travel scheme, where Fry ends up in the future with a card from the past or something.  That could be neat.
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« Reply #628 on: 06-25-2012 08:06 »

It must be in a flashback sequence then, because unlike last year they're airing episodes in production order (or am I mistaken?)
Gorky

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« Reply #629 on: 06-25-2012 14:50 »

I'm pretty sure they're airing in production order, yeah. Considering the allusions DXC's made to there being a quasi-arc with Fry and Leela's relationship this season, I'd imagine it's necessary that the episodes be viewed in some kind of specific order. Not that CC would necessarily respect that order--but, according to the Infosphere, at least the first seven or eight episodes are airing sequentially.

About the prom thing, though: I kind of doubt it's going to be a flashback sequence (even though that would be kind of cool). I wonder if it's something similar to the girly calendar in "Neutopia"; like, maybe it's a sequence that was meant to play over the end credits, but since CC doesn't show the end credits, we missed it.

I'd download the episode on iTunes to see if my theory is correct, but $2.99 is a bit too rich for my blood. I'm not made of money!
Tastes Like Fry

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« Reply #630 on: 06-25-2012 14:54 »

Did they say they'll do a whole ep on a prom? Cause I think they were just teasing - I'll listen to it again tomorrow and get their quotes, watching something else now.
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« Reply #631 on: 06-25-2012 15:15 »
« Last Edit on: 06-25-2012 15:56 »

Considering the allusions DXC's made to there being a quasi-arc with Fry and Leela's relationship this season, I'd imagine it's necessary that the episodes be viewed in some kind of specific order.
Another thought came to my mind regarding the Fry/Leela arc:

Last season, the writers claimed Fry to be the most dificult character to write by now. The season 7 previews/infos showed some Leela and Bender solo plots, but -so far- not really a Fry solo plot. AftA was a Fry/Leela episode, and FoAB mentions
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So, is it possible that Fry's quest for Leela is the only thing the writers managed to come up with for Fry? (Reducing the character de facto to supporting cast, as "one-trick-chasing after Leela" pony, while leaving Leela and Bender de facto as the only two "real" main characters?)
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« Reply #632 on: 06-25-2012 15:44 »
« Last Edit on: 06-25-2012 15:48 »

FoAB mentions BOTH of them losing their memories (so, high probability to be again a Fry/Leela episode).

Spoiler alert, man!

That said, though: In that DXC interview Danny posted last week, he

So, there's that. Also:

So, is it possible that Fry's quest for Leela is the only thing the writers managed to come up with for Fry? (Reducing the character de facto to supporting cast, as "one-trick-chasing after Leela" pony, while leaving Leela and Bender de facto as the only two "real" main characters?)

To be fair, it's not like Fry has that many outstanding character traits. He is 1.) a sad-sack from 2.) the twentieth century who 3.) has a good heart but 4.) a low IQ, and is redeemed by 5.) his love of Leela. Additionally, he has 6.) daddy/mommy/brother issues and often feels 7.) lonely as a result.

That seems like complexity, but ultimately Fry is Homer Simpson with more hair and a slightly better physique (and, generally speaking, fewer jerk-ass tendencies). He's one of my favorite characters, yes, but he's more or less the Everyman...and it's not like there's a whole lot new that can be done with a character like that.

And, really, it's not like the writers had a whole lot they could do with Fry in the original run; the first two seasons were able to play with the idea that the Future is Weird and Fry Must Adjust to It--but seasons three and four were already shifting the focus of their Fry episodes to being about either his past and his family, or his courting of Leela. So the fact that most Fry episodes of the new run have fallen into one of those two categories shouldn't be surprising.

That said, though, the last two seasons of the original run also introduced the idea of Fry being, like, the Savior of the Universe, which provided fodder for a couple of awesome episodes (and was toyed with again in "Bender's Big Score" and "Into the Wild Green Yonder"). The writers really ought to pick up that thread again, if they're hurting for Fry-centric stories.  
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« Reply #633 on: 06-25-2012 16:02 »

Fry is the hardest character to write for?  Weird, I would have thought Leela (considering how controversial most of her episodes end up being, if not outright loathed), or the two vanilla humans (Hermes moreso then Amy).   Maybe he's hard to right for because they've done such a good job keeping him lovable up until this point, unlike Homer who spent a long time in Peter Griffin levels.
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« Reply #634 on: 06-25-2012 18:10 »

An angle that still has great potential for Fry is the 'making it in the 31st Century' one.  One of the first things Fry said after he popped out of the cryo tube is, "... and this time I'm not gonna be a loser."  It's his second chance, which is something that every person dreams of and few get.

I know that the mechanics of the show requires him to be stuck in his place for the sake of the formula and humor, but they did tease us a little bit last season.  He was a competent police officer for a while.  He has a night job at the Head Museum.  And then there was that little tease in OC when Leela asked him where he saw them in ten years.  Actually, having a stable relationship with his ideal woman is also contributing to him 'making it'.

There's plenty of story left to be told down that road, and would be a great benefit to Fry's character as long as the writers are willing to take a risk but also tread lightly.
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« Reply #635 on: 06-25-2012 18:45 »

John DiMaggio and Billy West to be on today's nerdist.com podcast.
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« Reply #636 on: 06-25-2012 19:01 »

There is supposed to be something with David and Matt today in USA Today also.
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« Reply #637 on: 06-25-2012 19:47 »

Already read it. It's super short, but fun.

Link.
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« Reply #638 on: 06-25-2012 20:06 »

Talking Your Tech: Matt Groening and David X. Cohen
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« Reply #639 on: 06-25-2012 23:20 »
« Last Edit on: 06-25-2012 23:26 »

Is it me, or does the old lady butterfly derby member look a bit like Fry's old holophoner teacher?

http://theinfosphere.org/images/7/77/Mrs._Mellonger.png

http://pool.theinfosphere.org/images/6/64/706-old-lady.jpg
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