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Louiswuenator

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« Reply #160 on: 07-28-2012 17:39 »

I prefer the politically correct term "Melllvars."
Tremble before my encyclopedic knowledge of Futurama!
flesheatingbull

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« Reply #161 on: 07-28-2012 19:15 »

And for the record, this and tip of aoidberg are the only two that stick out in season 7 as being completely lousy.

First of all, it's 'The Tip of the Zoidberg', not 'tip of aoidberg', and second, TTOTZ is from 6B, not 7A.

You're a auffoon.
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« Reply #162 on: 07-28-2012 19:16 »

roll eyes There sure are a lot of nitpicking little brats on PEEL nowadays.

Zoidberg kept Fry's head alive with quick surgery, and grafted it to Amy. This is not quite beyond the realms of possibility, even today.

...now I've read everything!

That quote wasn't from me.
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« Reply #163 on: 07-28-2012 19:22 »
« Last Edit on: 07-28-2012 19:23 »

He double posted, get him!!!!!


That's how it feels around here half the time... for shame.


This ep. rocked, haters gonna hate.

And Zoiby... he will dance on your graves!

Louiswuenator

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« Reply #164 on: 07-28-2012 19:38 »

Need some cheese to go with that whine?
futurefreak

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« Reply #165 on: 07-28-2012 20:37 »
« Last Edit on: 07-28-2012 20:40 »

Am I the only one who didn't like the monster mash parody? frown

I didn't much care for it either, mostly because they already used that song in The Simpsons and that song in general has been overused in the TV industry. Let's try to stay creative here people and make up your own songs like How Hermes Requisitioned His Groove Back - Love that song.

As much as you all are jumping on flesheatingbull, as I stated in my initial reaction post, I don't see why episodes need to have an agenda, or at least every other episode. If you go back to classic Futurama, they were easy, fun to watch, and smart nerdy comedy. Now it's just become The Simpsons in Space.
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« Reply #166 on: 07-28-2012 20:42 »
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I have never been a fan of Hermes or Hermes episodes, but.... this episode was excellent! Yeah sure, the plot was a bit cartoony, but ya know, I really enjoyed it, and isn't that all that matters in the end?

I enjoyed the character development with Zoidberg and Hermes. (Although it would have been nice if Hermes warmed to Zoidberg a bit more at the end). I admit that the roberto thing was VERY predictable (I just knew it was his grave they were digging up). But overall, this episode highly exceeded my expectations, and has gone from my least anticipated episode to one of my favourites of the season.

I still think this season has been great so far - not a single bad episode IMO. They've all been good for me (except butterjunk which was not as strong but still ok)
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« Reply #167 on: 07-28-2012 21:03 »


It's called being a nerd. And if you want nitpicking, go to tnuk.

"Aoidberg" was obviously a typo. Z is next to the A key. Your correction served no point. It wasn't helping somebody; nobody learned anything. It was nitpicky and immature. Just my opinion--not trying to get on your case.

That quote wasn't from me.

Whoops. Couldn't remember who said it, so I scrolled up and quickly scanned the thread and thought I saw your name. My previous post has been corrected.
Louiswuenator

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« Reply #168 on: 07-28-2012 21:36 »

Am I the only one who didn't like the monster mash parody? frown

I didn't much care for it either, mostly because they already used that song in The Simpsons and that song in general has been overused in the TV industry.
At first I didn't either, mostly because it bugged me as to where the second voice was coming from.  Once they made it clear it was Zoidberg doing his own harmony (a nice allusion to Billy West's abilities) and that the other characters were annoyed with him, I warmed up to it.  Having Fry tell everyone to lighten up helped too. smile

Now it's just become The Simpsons in Space.
I don't agree, but supposing I did for sake of argument, I think it's interesting that 'The Simpsons in Space' is exactly what Fox expected Futurama to be before it was pitched.
DotheBartman

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« Reply #169 on: 07-28-2012 22:46 »

I didn't forget the line from Taste of Freedom (though I didn't remember the exact phrasing as it's been a few years since I've seen it), but it always seemed pretty obvious to me that even if it was technically acknowledging his parents' death, it was really just a play on something that Jewish parents already stereotypically say to their kids all the time. Perhaps being from a Jewish family (on my mother's side) plays into that.

I loved the Monster Mash thing. It wasn't really supposed to be original per se, that was actually sort of the point I think. It's Zoidberg, he's not really creative or funny, and part of the joke of the episode is that even his lame jokes as a ventriloquist go over really well even though they've always hated him and his attempts at jokes before (and only Amy complains during the song). Even in the case of the song mentioned from "How Hermes Requisitioned..." he bursts into a pretty lame, unoriginal attempt at a song right afterwards and it goes over poorly. It's kind of loveable and endearing that it would actually go over okay here.

And complaining that The Simpsons used it before? Man, watch the South Park "Simpsons Already Did It" episode for everything that needs to be said about that. They used it in an episode from 19 years ago. Not a big deal if a different series wants to use it sometime past the point when Bill Clinton had just been elected president.
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« Reply #170 on: 07-28-2012 22:57 »

Zoidberg apparently had alive parents even though they should have died breeding...
Zoidberg's parents are not alive. The one time he's been shown as a child with a family member, she made reference to the fact that his parents are dead. Go and actually watch the show. Maybe then you'll learn what you're talking about.
As I recall (and I've seen that episode many times), they don't reference that. It is implied that it's his mother who doesn't want him to be a doctor, comedian, etc.
I didn't forget the line from Taste of Freedom (though I didn't remember the exact phrasing as it's been a few years since I've seen it), but it always seemed pretty obvious to me that even if it was technically acknowledging his parents' death, it was really just a play on something that Jewish parents already stereotypically say to their kids all the time. Perhaps being from a Jewish family (on my mother's side) plays into that.

So what you're saying is that you knew what you were saying was misleading if not wrong, but decided to throw it out there anyway. Nice. Good job. So you're acknowledging that you've grossly taken everything you were referring to out of context? Excellent. That's just super.

Since it's been said a couple of times that people would rather discuss this episode than "Futurama isn't as good as it used to be" in this thread, I'll respond to your long post earlier in a more appropriate thread when I get a chance. Expect red dancing text.
DotheBartman

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« Reply #171 on: 07-28-2012 23:04 »

It's not even my primary example. The others are pretty obvious continuity problems that the writers chose to either ignore or make on purpose. And none of them are any more or less important than the ones being griped about here (and I remember tons of griping about them back in the early 2000s!). I'm just saying people need to get a grip and remember what show they're actually watching. They might enjoy it more.

Not that I don't have problems with episodes sometimes, but they're usually based on character motivation, story structure, etc. Things that are more universal in television. Complaining about continuity or scientific logic extensively is actually missing the point of this series.

And this episode was fucking great.
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« Reply #172 on: 07-28-2012 23:41 »

Bender's reaction to Fry's remark about Mega-Hermes' shiny ass made this episode.
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« Reply #173 on: 07-29-2012 00:05 »

Why don't we bring Morgan Proctor back and kill her off too? roll eyes

Actually, I kind of expected Morgan Proctor to be Hermes's replacement.
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« Reply #174 on: 07-29-2012 02:09 »

Actually, I kind of expected Morgan Proctor to be Hermes's replacement.

Morgan's had her time in the sun. It would be nice to see her, but I doubt we will.
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« Reply #175 on: 07-29-2012 03:13 »

I think we'll only see her in cameos.  It would be nice to see her have another day in the limelight, but only if they get Nora Dunn again.  
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« Reply #176 on: 07-29-2012 20:08 »

Did anybody else want to play the Futurama PS2 Game after watching this episode? I don't know why, but I just got an urge to. I had to bring out my ps2 and do alot of hooking up junk........   sleep
DotheBartman

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« Reply #177 on: 07-29-2012 21:02 »

If they ever make another video game, I want Mecha Hermes to be a playable character.

(Incidentally, we do need another Futurama video game. Get it on, show's producers!)
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« Reply #178 on: 07-29-2012 21:15 »

I never really understood the love for Morgan Proctor, can anyone explain to me what makes her so appealing a character?
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« Reply #179 on: 07-29-2012 22:34 »

She's a hot brunette who takes sex from men when she wants it.

Who does that remind you of?

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« Reply #180 on: 07-29-2012 22:59 »

If they ever make another video game, I want Mecha Hermes to be a playable character.

(Incidentally, we do need another Futurama video game. Get it on, show's producers!)
Agreed. If they ever do make another game, they should do chapters, and have up to 7 chapters. Each chapter focuses on one of the 3 main-duo and then maybe one or two chapters can focus on Hermes and other characters, and we could play as mecha-hermes as like a bonus or DLC or something! That would be sweet! It would also be cool if the game had kind of a free-roam mode (kind of like The Simpsons Hit and Run, but BETTER since this is Futurama!).

A man can dream, only a man can dream..........
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« Reply #181 on: 07-29-2012 23:07 »

Yep, Mecha Hermes seems like the perfect temporary invulnerability/whatever bonus.
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« Reply #182 on: 07-29-2012 23:15 »

I've always thought a Simpsons Hit and Run style game for futurama would be awesome. Have Fry, Leela and Bender and maybe one more character (Zoidberg?) be the only playable characters through 9 or so levels, and have the other members of the crew serve as companions in certain levels.

we're getting wayyyy off topic here...
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« Reply #183 on: 07-30-2012 00:07 »

I know it's offtopic, but Amy doesn't appear once in the Futurama game, and I know Hermes appears but he doesn't have any lines... eek
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« Reply #184 on: 07-30-2012 00:22 »

The first time I watched this ep, I sided more with the "This plot doesn't make sense!1!!!" people, even thought I still enjoyed it. Now that I've seen it a few times, it actually seems extremely well constructed. There were two things specifically that convinced me: how Zoidberg mentioned he tried to eat Hermes' body parts but they were too spicy, and how Roberto was obsessed with LaBarbara's skin during the mugging scene. However implausible the ending was, the episode sets it up well, and legitimizes Roberto eating Hermes' skin and subsequent melting from it. In the end, I think this is one of those episodes that I will enjoy watching reruns of.
flesheatingbull

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« Reply #185 on: 07-30-2012 00:44 »

My other two futurama fan friends had the same opinion as me on this episode. This was the first one this season that we hated. I actually didnt mind the butterjunk effect(actually liked it) but the ridiculousness of this episode just kills it. I cant even bear to watch it again.
SolidSnake

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« Reply #186 on: 07-30-2012 05:46 »

I know it's offtopic, but Amy doesn't appear once in the Futurama game, and I know Hermes appears but he doesn't have any lines... eek
Nice find! I didn't realize that. She was probably out with Kif at Mars......seems legit to me. (even though it's a non-canon game)
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« Reply #187 on: 07-30-2012 05:54 »
« Last Edit on: 07-30-2012 06:05 »

Hey look at that, a Trisolian introduced Dr Z at the Comedy Foundry.

And Roberto's beating his new face into matching the old one was pretty cool.
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« Reply #188 on: 07-30-2012 06:18 »

My other two futurama fan friends had the same opinion as me on this episode. This was the first one this season that we hated. I actually didnt mind the butterjunk effect(actually liked it) but the ridiculousness of this episode just kills it. I cant even bear to watch it again.

This was more ridiculous than TBJE? Now I've read everything!
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« Reply #189 on: 07-30-2012 07:14 »

I like how Helper from "Godfellas" is dead now.
Louiswuenator

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« Reply #190 on: 07-30-2012 07:48 »

I like how Helper from "Godfellas" is dead now.
Granted, he did sound like he was going to fall apart any minute. smile
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« Reply #191 on: 07-30-2012 13:20 »

I know it's offtopic, but Amy doesn't appear once in the Futurama game, and I know Hermes appears but he doesn't have any lines... eek

Lauren Tom and Phil LaMarr were probably not available to voice
Jarvio

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« Reply #192 on: 07-30-2012 13:20 »

I like how Helper from "Godfellas" is dead now.

Is he? Did I miss something?
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« Reply #193 on: 07-30-2012 13:45 »
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I like how Helper from "Godfellas" is dead now.

Is he? Did I miss something?
Yep.
Jarvio

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« Reply #194 on: 07-30-2012 14:16 »

I like how Helper from "Godfellas" is dead now.

Is he? Did I miss something?
Yep.

Ahh I see!
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« Reply #195 on: 07-30-2012 15:22 »

I know it's offtopic, but Amy doesn't appear once in the Futurama game, and I know Hermes appears but he doesn't have any lines... eek

Lauren Tom and Phil LaMarr were probably not available to voice

Or rather, the video game probably didn't have the budget to make it worth their time to hire them.

I never really understood the love for Morgan Proctor, can anyone explain to me what makes her so appealing a character?
I've never understood it, either. She's not bad but she's never struck me as anything more than a functional character and it's not even like the novelty of it being a guest star earns any points for her, because she just sounds like Tress MacNielle.
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« Reply #196 on: 07-30-2012 15:57 »

I like how Helper from "Godfellas" is dead now.
Granted, he did sound like he was going to fall apart any minute. smile

He was clamped to death in 6ACV14. smile
Louiswuenator

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« Reply #197 on: 07-30-2012 18:19 »

He was clamped to death in 6ACV14. smile
Huh, I always thought those robots were just retconned back to life afterward.  Wasn't iZac in with that group?
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« Reply #198 on: 07-30-2012 18:37 »

He was clamped to death in 6ACV14. smile
Huh, I always thought those robots were just retconned back to life afterward.  Wasn't iZac in with that group?

Yes IZac was in that group.
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« Reply #199 on: 07-30-2012 19:45 »

Helper isn't really dead, he just thought we'd all enjoy that for a moment.
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