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TheMadCapper

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« on: 08-02-2012 04:32 »
« Last Edit on: 08-02-2012 09:48 »

Funny - Fry and Leela dipping chips with their feet is stupid, but funny enough for me.

Sorry, Grundy. I gotta kill you later for some other reason.

The escape pod launch.

Scruffy's Hot & Homeless magazine.

This is the greatest injustice Germany has ever committed!

Device produced from under a roll of Zapp's fat.

The men are just ballast

Lion mauling Zapp.

Sloth cuddling Hermes.

Mammoth ribs toppling the table... Did they just pay homage to the Flintstones?!

Not funny - Jersey Shore ref.

Oh God Why - Fry drinking the beer spittoon.

Oh look it's naked Fry. Unmentionable will like that.

Only tangentially related - Anyone remember VF wearing a chicken hat like the ones in this show? I know I do!
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« Reply #1 on: 08-02-2012 04:38 »

10/10 best post cancellation episode, they finally did a sentimental ending properly. The worst part was the sloth joke but everything else was fantastic. As somebody who hates the Fry/Leela relationship this was really well done and made me appreciate the interactions between them.

Not funny - Jersey Shore ref.

The Jersey Shore isn't just a shitty MTV reality show.
futurIMAfan

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« Reply #2 on: 08-02-2012 04:38 »
« Last Edit on: 08-02-2012 04:42 »

10/10

I absolutely loved this episode. Zapp's line about being a judge but this time he's criticizing the sausage almost caused me to faint from laughing.  All around funny and perfectly enjoyable episode.  For me personally it was the best of the season, thus far.
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« Reply #3 on: 08-02-2012 04:40 »

10/10

This episode balanced a wonderful 1st season sort of hilarity with the sentimentality of Time Keeps on Slipping. Excellent.

Also, I loved the sloth.
AdrenalinDragon

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« Reply #4 on: 08-02-2012 04:42 »

This topic needs a poll.

Anyway, from what I saw. Looks like to be the best episode of Season 7 so far as expected. I'll watch it again in the morning to decide for sure.
SolidSnake

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« Reply #5 on: 08-02-2012 04:43 »

Best of the season DEFINITELY!

10/10

In a Fry Meme voice:: Not sure if mind-blowned, or if happy to see such incredible animation!

Animation in this ep was superb! Loved the plot alot, and good explanation of events as well. I can't believe this was pulled off in only 21 minutes!

Liking this season now.....
Gorky

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« Reply #6 on: 08-02-2012 04:49 »
« Last Edit on: 08-02-2012 04:52 »

So here's the thing: I liked this episode. I really enjoyed the story; I really enjoyed how it utilized the characters; I really enjoyed the shippy stuff. But I only laughed out loud once (at Fry's line about the blood from his forehead rushing...somewhere else. Yeah, I've got a classy sense of humor), and overall I don't think this was a particularly gag-heavy episode. And, seeing as how Futurama is above all else a comedy--that is, it's supposed to make you laugh a lot--I feel like saying this episode wasn't all that funny implies that it wasn't a good episode.

However, I kind of like that this episode wasn't traditionally hilarious; I don't mind that it did not contain lines so brilliant that I'll be quoting them for years to come. The dialogue still worked for me--it still did all the things good dialogue is supposed to do--and even if I wasn't tickled pink by every line, or even by most of the lines, I was still incredibly invested in the story and the fates of the characters. That is to say, this episode tugged at my heartstrings without being over-the-top sentimental; it entertained me without being laugh-out-loud funny. And, I don't know, I think that's pretty neat.

There were some things that bugged me, of course: Fry's behavior in act one was a little Homer Simpson-y, the rest of the PE crew tiptoeing around the memory-blanked Leela was a little overdone, and the war in act three might have dragged on a little too long (though I did love the Hermes-sloth joke, and Bender "accidentally" throwing people off of cliffs to win the first place trophy). However, I can overlook those (fairly minor) flaws, because the episode's ending totally nailed it; much like last week's ending, this one tied up all the loose thematic ends and just made me smile. Fry and Leela's Big Romantic Moment really was terrific, and I loved how naturally the two of them reconciled; seeing Leela do the chicken dance while Fry watched was strangely touching, and that whole interaction between them was genuinely couple-y and nice to see.

So, yeah. I hesitate to give this one a 10/10, if only because there were a few moments that didn't sit quite right with me--but it's definitely worthy of at least a 9/10. Really fine episode; it certainly exceeded my expectations.
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« Reply #7 on: 08-02-2012 04:57 »

Now that's what I'm talking about.

Mammoth ribs toppling the table... Did they just pay homage to the Flintstones?!


Yes they did.

Now this is what I'm talking about, a great Futurama episode!  Pretty funny all around and some really nice animation as well.  My favorite line:  "I broke up with my boyfriend and then I ate him!"

9/10
AlexH

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« Reply #8 on: 08-02-2012 05:02 »

I'd rate it 9/10... it had that old Futurama feel to it.
MuchAdo

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« Reply #9 on: 08-02-2012 05:07 »
« Last Edit on: 08-02-2012 05:20 »

Had a very classic feel throughout, it also had me and my cousin laughing hard the entire time.

Easily a 9.5/10 or a 10/10.

If you didn't like this one.... you are just another cynical and over zealous "old school" Futurama fan that cannot recognize the genius of this episode; and you most likely are just a contrarian that hates anything funny and clever.

Just... wow, it was really f'n fun!!!!

Good to finally get another great Fry and Leela story as well, very touching without going over the top.

I also loved the fact the Fry had no idea that Leela and he were dating; just as most casual viewers probably didn't as well.

Overall I cannot believe how well and big almost all of the jokes played.

Even Zapp felt like he was written in perfectly, something the new eps often can flounder about with.

Ya know what.... I think this one deserves an 11/10!

Huzaaahhhss are in order!
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« Reply #10 on: 08-02-2012 05:11 »

Pretty good.

I don't know though, it felt like it was missing something. No idea what though.

It felt very season 1-ish, which is a welcome vibe.
FishyJoe

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« Reply #11 on: 08-02-2012 05:15 »

Maybe I'm just in an off mood, but I wasn't feeling most of the jokes. Didn't laugh very much at this one...but I liked the story. I predict I will like this one more with repeat viewings.

I will give it a 1000000 out of 10, just because I am a positive guy.
MuchAdo

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« Reply #12 on: 08-02-2012 05:18 »

Maybe I'm just in an off mood, but I wasn't feeling most of the jokes. Didn't laugh very much at this one...but I liked the story. I predict I will like this one more with repeat viewings.

I will give it a 1000000 out of 10, just because I am a positive guy.

Yeah, even your post seems... like you in a downer mood.

Until the rating... lol.

Watch it again with other people.
MYK

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« Reply #13 on: 08-02-2012 05:20 »

TWO THUMBS UP! They nailed this one! 9.5/10.

-The plot was original, crazy, creative, made sense, and flowed beautifully. Everything seemed entirely natural. Great, biting humor, and the references the show's so famous for were consistently excellent. Hermes and the Sloth reminded me of Austin Powers (the cop and the asphalt roller). I loved the Germany jokes.

-The Fry and Leela plot was done EXCEPTIONALLY well. Cheers, Awwws, and laughs were had all around. It was just as funny as it was sentimental, and that's hard to do. It had a couple bumps here and there, but overall, wonderful job. Leela's lost memory sequence with the others trying to avoid saying Fry's name was melodramatic and overdone but I think that was a risk well-taken by the writers, I ate it up. And I got the feeling at the end that Fry's sense of humor seems to be rubbing off on Leela, which I couldn't help but cheer for.

-Zapp was hilarious! So glad to see his bumbling idiocy ruining everything yet again! I saw it coming but it felt just as fresh as it did in his first few episodes. Bender's plot was awesome too! It was fun as ever to watch him use the battle only for the goal of getting the 2nd and 1st place trophies from the other chefs.

Leela is probably the only cartoon character who could look completely badass in an Oktoberfest dress and a chicken perched on her head.
Imy

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« Reply #14 on: 08-02-2012 05:45 »
« Last Edit on: 08-02-2012 09:54 »

BEST ONE OF THE SEASON THUS FAR! 10/10! big grin

Things I liked LOVED in particular (it's quite a list)
- Bender in general
- entire future Oktoberfest concept
- Drunk Fry
- Sausage funeral
- the "Forgettery" scene/Leela making the connection between her memories again
- escape pod escape!
- "Uh... what is that, Kif?"
- Underground neanderthal haven
- epic modern vs primitive human battle
- Fry & Leela's orbital kiss!
- Restoration of Oktoberfest (as it should be smile

The best episode since The Late Phillip J Fry. Anyone who disagrees can take it up with my formal boot!  shifty
Jezzem

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« Reply #15 on: 08-02-2012 05:56 »

This episode certainly lived up to its name. I thought the pacing in this one was really good in that they managed to fit a lot of stuff into 21 minutes without it seeming rushed or anything.

This one wasn't as laugh-out-loud hilarious as most of the recent episodes, but it still had a lot of good jokes throughout.

The animation was great and I thought they handled the Fry and Leela stuff really well too.

I'd say this one would be my favourite of the season so far and give it a 9.5/10.
SolidSnake

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« Reply #16 on: 08-02-2012 06:04 »

This episode is definitely an original! Something we WOULD see from the original run!  big grin I can't wait for next week's episode!
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« Reply #17 on: 08-02-2012 06:11 »
« Last Edit on: 08-02-2012 06:13 »

Pretty good.

I don't know though, it felt like it was missing something. No idea what though.

Okay. After a bit of thought, I've determined what.

It isn't really anything wrong with the episode. Rather, it's easily the most classic-feeling episode of the new run to date. The reasoning behind this is the pacing, which was quite simply perfect. There haven't really been any slow-paced episodes since the original run (okay, you could argue that the movies are slow-paced, but they're different.) and because of this, it felt very unusual. Everything just flowed flawlessly and it made the episode very fun to watch.

There were plenty of jokes that worked well. Everyone was in-character (and I might add that seeing Bender behaving was a welcome surprise). And best of all, it had a unique story.

I honestly thought that Fry had actually been ripped into delicious sausage, so I found the twist of him surviving to be convincing.

Some other things I liked:

-The awesome nostalgic moment where it flashed various clips of the series as Leela was regaining her memories. Reminds me of TLPJF, where various classic scenes could be seen taking place in the background.
-"This time, I'm the one criticizing the sausage."
-The tiger catapult was hilarious, as was Kif's calm reaction.
-The crew trying to avoid saying Fry's name.
-Bender scribbling with crayons.
-"You've been staring at that pumpkin for 5 seconds."
-Finally, we get some more Elzar.
-"Just this once, I want to be embarrassed by you."

There were unfortunately a couple of things I wasn't a fan of. Namely, the beginning with the nachos. It was funny when Fry picked them up with his foot, but just a bit silly when Leela did. Similarly, I loved the gag with Hermes screaming at the sloth. But it was just a little too much when it cut back and showed it again. However seeing them cuddle made up for that.  love

Anyway, I was very impressed by this episode. I may have liked last weeks a teeny bit more, but I feel like this one will go down as a classic.

9.5/10

Now, I can't wait to see what DXC has written for us next week. big grin
DotheBartman

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« Reply #18 on: 08-02-2012 06:13 »

Oh man, this was great! Maybe top 20?

Someone please, please, please make a gif of the "shocked faces" bit (where they're all worried Leela will remember Fry) that ends with the chicken hat staring at her. I will love you forever and ever.
Kornography

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« Reply #19 on: 08-02-2012 06:34 »

Meant to hit 10 but I clicked 9 by accident frown

Really funny, had good sentimental value, and didn't feel rushed.
SolidSnake

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« Reply #20 on: 08-02-2012 06:44 »

Hey MadCapper, this is 7ACV08 . Felt like letting ya know so there won't be no confusion between titles.
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« Reply #21 on: 08-02-2012 06:50 »

Quote
Some other things I liked:

-The awesome nostalgic moment where it flashed various clips of the series as Leela was regaining her memories. Reminds me of TLPJF, where various classic scenes could be seen taking place in the background.

yes, very good point. I loved this entire nod to "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind." i loved the whole symmetry of both Fry and Leela forgetting each other, and longing subconsciously for each other.

Their kiss...swooningly epic and felt like a classic movie love scene, worthy of Gary Cooper and Elizabeth Taylor.

Did anyone see the battle scene as one giant reference to "Avatar?"

"Icht bien I never!" (Sorry for the bad Germenglish.) I loved this line!

The ending was terrific; I loved seeing Leela be the loose and crazy one while Fry stands back.

Her chicken dance wiggle was off though. A tenth of a point deduction for that. I am exacting like a sausage judge.

Gotta watch in the morning when my husband is not there to make a helluva raquet and talk over dialogue.

9.90/10 (okay, 10/10).

More later I am sure.
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« Reply #22 on: 08-02-2012 06:56 »

The best of season 7A so far, which is a 7/10 for me.
It was okay, it had it's moments...it just did not blow me away.
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« Reply #23 on: 08-02-2012 07:10 »

9/10

I loved this episode. It made me laugh more than every other episode yet this season. The sci-fi plot was also unique and interesting. I hope we get to see neanderthals in future episodes.

Best line was when Fry remembered being called a Neanderthal.
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« Reply #24 on: 08-02-2012 07:18 »
« Last Edit on: 08-02-2012 07:20 »

9/10
 I hope we get to see neanderthals in future episodes.


A few future cameos might certainly be funny smile
Though my guess is that the "primitive tribe" aspect for recurring chars will still be covered by the Amazonians.
Louiswuenator

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« Reply #25 on: 08-02-2012 07:37 »
« Last Edit on: 08-02-2012 07:39 »

It may have had do to with that I'd consumed about 60 oz of beer by the time this fun on a bun started but it was well fun on a bun!  A lot of fun.  Several moments made me laugh out loud, and there weren't anu WTF moments for me.  Like others have said, the pacing was perfects and it had the best balance of ship and comedy for a long while.  Easily a top 20 episode.  And they didn't fuck up the ending!  I mean that it didn't feel rushed or contrived.  Just pure classic Futurama goodness.

EDIT:  PREEMPTIVE STRIKE!  Haha Randi no mutilations this time for you! evil laugh
jeepdavetj

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« Reply #26 on: 08-02-2012 07:40 »

I haven't been very active on here, but this one made me post. Excellent episode. Loved it.
WAVer

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« Reply #27 on: 08-02-2012 07:46 »

10/10. Without a doubt the best episode so far this season, even better than Bots & Bees/Farewell to Arms ( Those two were great episodes ). I will admit that I gaged when Fry drank the spit-up swill  eek, and when hewas smashed of of that I swear I had to pause it periodically just because of the embarrassment he was making of himself. no no And yes, I especially enjoyed it when Fry's swelled forehead mysteriously disappeared.. flirt I loved how Fry & Leela are that much closer too.. Who says that a Fry & Leela relationship wouldn't be interesting or wouldn't work?! mad But I digress.. I enjoyed the ending alot too. Everyone was finally into Octoberfest, and Fry said he'll just sit back and let Leela embarrass him this time. Epic. 10/10
Louiswuenator

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« Reply #28 on: 08-02-2012 07:59 »

This is a momentous occasion everyone.  We finally got our first orbital kiss with Fry and Leela, and it was good.  I am thoroughly romanced. love
winna

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« Reply #29 on: 08-02-2012 09:24 »
« Last Edit on: 08-02-2012 10:44 »

For DotheBartman:

This one's a bonus secret:

Edit:

Edit Numero Dos:
TheMadCapper

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« Reply #30 on: 08-02-2012 09:52 »

Hey MadCapper, this is 7ACV08 . Felt like letting ya know so there won't be no confusion between titles.

Checked, confirmed, edited thread title accordingly. Good eye.
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« Reply #31 on: 08-02-2012 09:54 »

8/10

Losing points only for the Jersey Shore reference, the giant sloth joke dragging on for too long, and the rather lame introductory three seconds, this is probably the best we'll get from Season 7. It's no TLPJF, but it's really rather good. Some sweet animation and a glorious kiss that are both likely to be thought of as stand-out moments in the show overall.

That said, I'm not certain it would make my top 20. Maybe top 30 though, and that's pretty good.
Imy

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« Reply #32 on: 08-02-2012 10:28 »
« Last Edit on: 08-02-2012 10:29 »

Also,

A triumph in animation and shippiness to the max!
Tastes Like Fry

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« Reply #33 on: 08-02-2012 10:54 »

Shouldn't need to spoiler it, we all know what happened xD
Also...


THAT WAS AMAZING! 10/10 - and not just for the epic kiss (although that bumped it up from the 8.5 I was currently giving it - and I almost called it when I jokingly said when I saw the fight clip that it might "lead to balcony roof sex" still, knew there was going to be a make up.

Might do a proper review later, I'm going to the gym now but I'll probably be so full of happiness I'll find myself skipping on the treadmill xD
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« Reply #34 on: 08-02-2012 11:13 »

They said it would be great, and it was!

From the moment it began with Leela telling off Fry for double dipping (not the eating with his feet) to Fry wanting to be embarrassed for once, I loved it. Bender's murdering of all the sausage winners was great as well as how awesome his colouring was at the beginning..  laff The sloth joke was great and the reaction from the crew when Leela saw the chicken hat was jokes smile But the moment on the ship between Fry and Leela at the end was the best. As they were fighting Fry was saying stuff that I thought indirectly applied to their relationship such as the occasional mating  wink But the orbital kiss is what myself and many other shippers have been waiting for and Leela's memories coming back and showing all parts from old and new seasons was really, well, moving :')
One of the best episodes ever! 10 /10
hobbitboy

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« Reply #35 on: 08-02-2012 11:15 »
« Last Edit on: 08-02-2012 11:16 »

Wow, considering how much some people have gone on in the past about fearing the writers would break up the Fry/Leela relationship whenever the story demanded it I'm really surprised that more people aren't bugged by exactly that happening here.

And 31st century armoured vehicles can't cope with getting wet?

I don't know but this one felt a little too contrived to me to raise it above the 'good' category. Also, I didn't particularly care for the lost world premise of Ice Age III and I don't like it any better here.

7/10

Sorry for being such a spoil-sport.

Don't hate me, Trinity.  I'm just the messenger.
OnlyOneEye

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« Reply #36 on: 08-02-2012 11:52 »

This episode was just amazing, there are actually no thing I didn't like about it. I especially loved the end. Best 7A episode so far. love 10/10
DannyJC13

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« Reply #37 on: 08-02-2012 12:29 »

Wow, love all the callbacks to a jillion episodes when Leela remembers Fry, and the cavemen vs. modern humans battle was awesome.

I like how Fry kind of reflects how we have felt about the Fry/Leela relationship for a while now, "We were going out?!", no one was ever 100% sure until recent episodes. laff

9/10
x.Bianca.x

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« Reply #38 on: 08-02-2012 12:40 »

A fry/leela kiss would only make me lose points for the episode because ugh
Fry875

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« Reply #39 on: 08-02-2012 12:45 »

Oh and the part when Bender runs past four times for beer is priceless..
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