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PEE Poll: How do you think the episode was?
1/10 - Garbage
2/10 - Horrible
3/10 - Bad
4/10 - Hate it
5/10 - Not good
6/10 - It's okay
7/10 - Not bad
8/10 - Pretty good
9/10 - Great!
10/10 - Love it!

sparkybarky

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #160 on: 07-24-2012 16:16 »

Also, I've never read Tolstoy or Dostoevsky--let alone seen a man's bare chest--so I really shouldn't be talkin'.
But you've seen plenty of hairy men's chests, yes?

Hairy backs, ears, and knuckles count, too!

(Gorky, I'm a little confused...surely you've seen a man's bare chest in public, like at the pool or beach, right? Just not in person? Not trying to pry. Okay, I am.)
Gorky

Space Pope
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« Reply #161 on: 07-24-2012 16:22 »

Heh, I was just being self-deprecating is all, sparkybarky. I'm not sooo pathetic that I've never seen a man's exposed chest. Though I'm still pretty pathetic in other senses, of course. wink
Inquisitor Hein
Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #162 on: 07-24-2012 16:26 »

Though I'm still pretty pathetic in other senses, of course. wink
* Inquisitor Hein switches to Sheldon Cooper mode, says "Now, Now" to Gorky, padding her shoulder, hoping this helps (cause the "Now Now" is all he has wink )
sparkybarky

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #163 on: 07-24-2012 16:38 »

You come off as so sincere in your posts--something I do appreciate!--that I didn't detect the facetiousness in there.

Also, there were (are) so many crude remarks I wanted to make in regards to bare chestseses--I really deserve a Girl Scout medal for my modesty and restraint.   flirt
Boxy Robot

Starship Captain
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« Reply #164 on: 08-08-2012 12:09 »

"Zapp Dingbat"


Zapp marrying himself to Munda aboard the Nimbus


So yet again we have an episode that is not outstanding but still fairly decent. It's got a few good gags and I'm glad that they explored the relationship between Leela's parents a little more, I just think it could have been slowed down a little and given time for the plot to progress naturally. The two worst things about the episode defiantly happen in the first act. The divorce and how quickly Munda and Zapp got together didn't feel right and felt quite awkward really...

It defiantly picks up in the second act with Leela and her mom in a sort of roles reverse - I found that quite humorous. Zapp was probably the funniest character in this one along with Morris but I'm glad Bender and even Leela had some funny moments. Here are a few things I enjoyed about this one...


* The opening with Scruffy and his goldfish (It seem to be a pattern this season that the opening scenes are a highlight of the episode)

* The Mos Eisley Cantina-like bar was a real treat
* "Leela, you never told me you had a mother!"

Leela: "Sorry Dad but Mom's seeing someone else"
Morris: "Is it mouth mutant? I'll punch him right in his big mouth ... and then in all his other smaller mouths"

* "You mind if I call you dude, princess?"
* "Should we say about 7:58 precisely?"


To sum this up in a few lines I'd say that it's defiantly not a fantastic episode. It does explore the characters fairly nicely but it just didn't do it as well as it should have. It had some good moments but none that I will probably remember in a month or so. It's just fairly above average which isn't necessarily bad, it just could have been better.


13/20 (B-)    hmpf



Also, does anyone else find it weird that they seem to be excluding some main characters from this season? The Professor had no lines here and I'm sure Hermes didn't either, Zoidberg had one single line in "Fun on a Bun" and I'm sure Amy didn't speak in "Decision 3012". It's not a gripe as I'm glad they don't feel the need to shoehorn in the characters, I just find it weird as I'm sure they've only started doing it this season...
UnrealLegend

Urban Legend
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« Reply #165 on: 08-08-2012 12:35 »

"Zapp Dingbat"


Zapp marrying himself to Munda aboard the Nimbus


So yet again we have an episode that is not outstanding but still fairly decent. It's got a few good gags and I'm glad that they explored the relationship between Leela's parents a little more, I just think it could have been slowed down a little and given time for the plot to progress naturally. The two worst things about the episode defiantly happen in the first act. The divorce and how quickly Munda and Zapp got together didn't feel right and felt quite awkward really...

It defiantly picks up in the second act with Leela and her mom in a sort of roles reverse - I found that quite humorous. Zapp was probably the funniest character in this one along with Morris but I'm glad Bender and even Leela had some funny moments. Here are a few things I enjoyed about this one...


* The opening with Scruffy and his goldfish (It seem to be a pattern this season that the opening scenes are a highlight of the episode)

* The Mos Eisley Cantina-like bar was a real treat
* "Leela, you never told me you had a mother!"

Leela: "Sorry Dad but Mom's seeing someone else"
Morris: "Is it mouth mutant? I'll punch him right in his big mouth ... and then in all his other smaller mouths"

* "You mind if I call you dude, princess?"
* "Should we say about 7:58 precisely?"


To sum this up in a few lines I'd say that it's defiantly not a fantastic episode. It does explore the characters fairly nicely but it just didn't do it as well as it should have. It had some good moments but none that I will probably remember in a month or so. It's just fairly above average which isn't necessarily bad, it just could have been better.


13/20 (B-)    hmpf



Also, does anyone else find it weird that they seem to be excluding some main characters from this season? The Professor had no lines here and I'm sure Hermes didn't either, Zoidberg had one single line in "Fun on a Bun" and I'm sure Amy didn't speak in "Decision 3012". It's not a gripe as I'm glad they don't feel the need to shoehorn in the characters, I just find it weird as I'm sure they've only started doing it this season...

I know Amy spoke in D3012.

Still, I'd rather they not cram in all the characters just for the sake of doing so. Remember how Hedonism Bot appeared in a massive amount of season 6? That annoyed me somewhat.
Boxy Robot

Starship Captain
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« Reply #166 on: 08-08-2012 17:54 »

Really? What did she say?
UnrealLegend

Urban Legend
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« Reply #167 on: 08-09-2012 00:53 »

Something about Bender being disappointed that Nixon didn't win the election. I can't remember the exact words.
DannyJC13

Space Pope
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« Reply #168 on: 08-09-2012 00:57 »

Really? What did she say?

She talks to Bender about Nixon losing the election towards the very end.
pete_i

Bending Unit
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« Reply #169 on: 09-16-2012 13:44 »

I can understand if some think this was a good episode because everyone has different tastes, but to see the majority rate it at a 9 or 10 positively boggles my mind - stuns me.  How many of you who have rated it this have been watching since the first season? (i.e. you were watching it on Fox in the year 2000)  Can't be many.  This episode used very old jokes that have been reused in every comedy show since the 1960s, and the plot is something that could have appeared on Family Guy or the Simpsons.  This was not classic Futurama; not by a long shot.  A 9 is for something like Parasites Lost, and a 10 for The Luck of the Fryrish, etc...  Rating that high requires an imaginative plot, sticking with the sci-fi theme, well-written comedy, and great production.  Zapp Dingbat has none of that and is no 9 and most definitely not a 10.  I rated it a 5.

Yeah I'd have to agree with most of that. The story felt like something you'd expect from a recent Simpsons episode. Leela's mom came out of this looking very callous and her dad a little pathetic. Worst of the first 5 episodes so far but Zapp did have some humorous moments though which saved it from being a bad episode, I'd give it a 6/10.
Sof

Bending Unit
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« Reply #170 on: 10-04-2012 19:44 »

Well,my first review here so,I'll try to be be coherent.
Ok,at first the idea seemed really scary,in my opinion...but suddenly this became the most awaited episode for me when CC started to show the promotionals, I really was excited about this episode when was that night.

And yes I had really high expectatives, because I don't know exactly, I was interested about how they (the writers) were going to handle this idea,also I really love Zapp (also Zapp/Leela relationship),even I started to have my own theories about this episode.

And the result was....was just classic Futurama! I mean,was very good written,everything was so natural as Munda and Morris divorce (was a fair reason) ,the love that shows Zapp was sincere (at least until discover he was using Munda but before that ,wow was so cute!),the Zapp/Leela part was fun to see! and finally that Fry/Leela moment.I have to admit it,I dont ship them (they look better as friends,imo) but was a really nice moment that made me say "d'aaaw cuties!".

Also,come oooon is Zapp Brannigan! he's always fun to see! this episode is good as "Brannigan Begin Again" or the amazonians episode.

So,call me crazy! but I gave this episode a 10/10 ,I really enjoyed everything.

PS. SEX WITH ZAPP big grin
AllEggsIn1Basket

Professor
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« Reply #171 on: 01-18-2013 21:55 »

As I was recently reminded of the greatness that is the book 1984, I have to throw in my two cents' worth on this episode due to its deft reference to said book. I didn't read every review on here to see if anyone else picked up on it but when Leela says to her dad "I don't mean to put a rat in your face cage" I did a mental cartwheel over such sly writing.

Face cages aside, I thought the episode was very well done- the pacing, the dialogue, and ending. Because I had to wait for the DVDs to come out I'll have to say I was glad they didn't go with the musical number for the ending. The lyrics were a little cramped, to say the least. I did find it off that the DVD packaging shows an image (the Planet Express Crew on space surfboards) that was from the cut version of the ending. Kinda neat. In terms of visual gags, I really liked the leprechauns being turned into Lucky Charms and the guy with an arm on the side of his head playing the music at the wedding.

Anyway, I liked that the writers went the opposite direction from the usual mother/daughter, age v beauty story route. It's typical for an older woman in a story to be worried about competing with the good looks of her daughter (Snow White? Rose Red? Anyone?) so it was a treat to see it the other way, especially when the prize (Zapp) isn't really worth fighting for. Except that in this episode, he almost is. Other people commented on how much more sympathetic a character he was in this one. I guess it was just part of the charisma that helps keep an incompetent bafoon such as him in the position of power he mysteriously still holds.
Fnord
Starship Captain
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« Reply #172 on: 01-19-2013 07:53 »

I didn't read every review on here to see if anyone else picked up on it but when Leela says to her dad "I don't mean to put a rat in your face cage" I did a mental cartwheel over such sly writing.

Yeah, we all did. It just wasn't worth commenting on.
Quantum Neutrino Field

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #173 on: 01-02-2014 22:25 »

Well, I just saw the alternate ending and it was terrible (apart from laser shooting guitar). The actual ending now seems very good (wtf?); both action and emotion with fitting music.
Monster_Robot_Maniac

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #174 on: 01-03-2014 01:22 »

No words can express how glad I am that they didn't use the alternate ending. It was just stupid.

As for the episode, I thought it was alright, but not anything amazing. I have to admit that the basic story of Munda leaving Morris for Zapp sounds pretty poor, but I think it was executed pretty well. The way Munda and Morris left each other felt maybe a little rushed, but I'll cut them some slack for that because they had to get into the plot somehow. I really enjoyed the Star Wars cantina scene, and it set up the way Munda actually met the big Zapper very well by using Munda's established translating abilities. I especially liked the battle at the end, and I enjoyed the CGI work, although Morris' surfing ability was a little to forced in. Agian, I just didn't like the basic plot very much, because it just seemed very strange, almost like a fanfic. I also didn't like some of the characterization in this; I wouldn't think Zapp would go for an older woman, and Leela acted pretty unusual in the second act. Overall, I'd give it an 8/10.
SolidSnake

Professor
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« Reply #175 on: 01-07-2014 03:37 »

(A song could have saved the episode and everybody in the stream predicted it).
This is kinda creepy.......Glad this guy isn't around anymore!
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