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PEE Poll: What did you think of it?
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Mr Snrub

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« Reply #80 on: 06-24-2013 22:51 »

Some may still have bad memories of the shows original run on fox, so don't bother tuning in and just wait for the DVD.
Dorsal Axe

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« Reply #81 on: 06-25-2013 12:30 »
« Last Edit on: 06-25-2013 12:33 »

I really enjoyed this episode, particularly on repeat viewings. I was kinda psyched to see that it's a revival of the original concept for Rebirth.

This ep has a nice classic feel, especially with the return of the familiar "delivery goes wrong" trope, but spun on its head with Bender teaming up with Amy and Zoidberg (and that monkey we haven't seen in years, Guenter). Lots of good jokes in there, and it was nice to get a break from the other characters and see some focus on Fry and Leela again.

My favourite moment, and a subtle one at that, had to be Zoidberg's inability to use the monkey bars due to his claws. He looked pretty scared too. I wonder if he's afraid of heights?

I wasn't too keen on Sean's appearance, as it felt a little forced. But he wasn't that bad at all. Watching Guenter get tranquilised is always good. Although he was actually likable in this episode. As for the twist, I didn't know about it, but someone had already speculated it here so I was expecting it. Still fun though.
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« Reply #82 on: 06-26-2013 00:23 »

I really enjoyed this episode, particularly on repeat viewings. I was kinda psyched to see that it's a revival of the original concept for Rebirth.

Indeed.
Also, despite it's theme, FaLbF did not really feel like the usual "The season's dirty episode", as e.g. "Spanish Fry", "Amazon Women in the Mood" "In a Gadda da Leela".
Beamer

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« Reply #83 on: 06-26-2013 04:29 »

I REALLY enjoyed this episode. Well plotted, pacing was fine, lots of laughs the entire way through (Bender's line at the very end made me lose my shit). Highlights included return of some supporting characters (and also finally getting an appearance from the ever-mentioned Sean), and having not seen any of Comedy Central's advertising spots for it, the twist genuinely surprised me. Definitely one of the better episodes of season 7. smile
SolidSnake

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« Reply #84 on: 06-28-2013 22:50 »

I just realized that Guenter wasn't wearing the half-broken hat that makes him talk!

Now I'm wondering how he started to talk and stuff without it..........
laurenSmiles1

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« Reply #85 on: 06-29-2013 15:06 »

I just realized that Guenter wasn't wearing the half-broken hat that makes him talk!

Now I'm wondering how he started to talk and stuff without it..........

How did most of the monkeys start to talk?
Gorky

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« Reply #86 on: 06-29-2013 15:58 »

I just realized that Guenter wasn't wearing the half-broken hat that makes him talk!

Now I'm wondering how he started to talk and stuff without it..........

He was wearing a hat throughout the episode, and it pretty much looked like the same one from "Mars University." I mean, it wasn't noticeably dented or anything, but I assume it was meant to be the same gift-of-gab-granting hat.

How did most of the monkeys start to talk?

Guenter mentions that the planet was founded by "a band of genetically-engineered primates"; this genetic modification probably included the ability to talk.
laurenSmiles1

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« Reply #87 on: 06-29-2013 17:45 »

How did most of the monkeys start to talk?

Guenter mentions that the planet was founded by "a band of genetically-engineered primates"; this genetic modification probably included the ability to talk.

Ah okay, guess I just missed that bit. Thanks smile
Zed 85

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« Reply #88 on: 06-30-2013 12:19 »

I really enjoyed it, personally. My favourite of the three so far. Yes I loved the shipping, I felt the plot pacing was really good (which is not so common these days) and most of the jokes I felt really worked well. One of my favourite from the recent series.

8/10
TheMadCapper

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« Reply #89 on: 06-30-2013 22:31 »

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He was wearing a hat throughout the episode, and it pretty much looked like the same one from "Mars University." I mean, it wasn't noticeably dented or anything, but I assume it was meant to be the same gift-of-gab-granting hat.

This sounds right to me. Maybe Guenther just had the exterior redone so it didn't look shabby. After all, who among us wouldn't want their every-day-of-their-life fashion accessory to look like it was kept in decent condition?
Mongo

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« Reply #90 on: 07-04-2013 18:44 »

Fry and Leela's Big Fling drew 1.49 million viewers on its first airing.
bnevs18

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« Reply #91 on: 11-10-2013 15:55 »

I just watched this for the first time, CC had a marathon on and I watched 40% through Assie for the first time.  Alot of times you have to watch an episode twice before you get most of the episode...that said:

8/10
Finally, the futurama I remember and love!  While certainly not in the top ten, it was full of the stuff that makes Futurama great.  I thought Shawn would have been a suave guy in the vein of The Mayor's Assistance and not a hippie.  The twist was a good one compared to the ones I had just seen in 40% and T.  Guenther returning was awesome...could have used alot more of him though. 
So many great lines: 
"The horrible Prairie Elephants!!"
A revisit of maybe my favorite quote ever: "Oh, your, god"
And the ending, after black, an extremely rushed "YOU WERE IN A ZOO!!!"
Oh the love!
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« Reply #92 on: 04-24-2014 09:45 »

Now, let me start off by saying I am not a huge fan of the leela/fry shipping eps. I find many of the recent ones to feel forced and fall short of believability. This one, however, I did enjoy. It started off a bit slow, and going towards the direction of what I was just getting at, but I was surprised that we actually got to see Sean, a character only mentioned in passing from the original run (I don't recall if he was ever mentioned after? If he was I don't remember but I'm not discounting that). Anyways, the whole her abandoning Fry and the Fry/Sean confrontation was actually quite real to me; for a sec I forgot I was watching Futurama. It surprised me how much I enjoyed this interaction, and I think it was because this situation was based in reality, that these kind of "bump-ins" do happen and their individual reactions were quite genuine. It was just refreshing to see them portrayed as an couple with actual real life issues; I can't quite pinpoint what it is but ever since last season these two have earned my annoyance on more than one occasion, probably since their relationship has typically been predicated on are they/aren't they in reference to their couple status, and we didn't get to see the actual problems they have lending credence to them being an actual couple, as in this interaction with Leela's ex-boyfriend. The wife was a nice touch with Leela's slight jealousy and outrage at him keeping this from her when they are supposedly just friends.

Then we get to the ape planet, and another old favorite, Guenter, is reintroduced. I found this whole plot to be probably middle of the road in mediocrity for the most part, until we got the twist of Leela and Fry being on display in their exhibit the whole time. I was completely caught off-guard by that and that really made me love this more; rarely has this show surprised me as of late but this I found quite unpredictable (for me, anyhow).

All in all, I would give this episode a 9/10. I really don't have anything to criticize, but reserve giving out tens to the rare gems, like TLPJF.
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« Reply #93 on: 11-11-2014 03:02 »

I completely forgot about the "Hey! You know who I hate most? That monkey we haven't seen in years. Guenter." part, that is hilarious.

I hadn't seen this episode since watching it online way back in June 2013, and I enjoyed it slightly more than I did back then. Not a bad episode at all, but nothing amazing either.
Beamer

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« Reply #94 on: 11-11-2014 03:14 »

I dunno, the reveal as to how the two plots were connected was pretty damn amazing, in my opinion.
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #95 on: 11-11-2014 03:20 »

I dunno, the reveal as to how the two plots were connected was pretty damn amazing, in my opinion.

Yeah, it was definitely one of the best twists the show's done.

Pretty good episode, I think.
Tachyon

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« Reply #96 on: 11-11-2014 04:35 »


I'm not a huge shipper, but I liked the casual implication, and really enjoyed the twist.  I'm looking forward to re-watching it with the commentary smile

pumpkinpie

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« Reply #97 on: 11-11-2014 05:46 »

That twist was pretty great
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