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PEE Poll: Was It...Friend?
1/10 T. The Video Game   -2 (2.9%)
2/10   -1 (1.5%)
3/10   -1 (1.5%)
4/10   -2 (2.9%)
5/10 Meh   -4 (5.9%)
6/10   -4 (5.9%)
7/10   -20 (29.4%)
8/10   -15 (22.1%)
9/10   -13 (19.1%)
10/10 T. Found Home   -6 (8.8%)
Total Voters: 68

fryfanSpyOrama

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« Reply #40 on: 06-28-2013 02:49 »

enjoyed this episode, though it's a little hard to believe that Leela didn't notice Fry missing all that time.
MuchAdo

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« Reply #41 on: 06-28-2013 02:57 »

It was not as enjoyable upon the second viewing.

Probably an 8.5/10 at absolute most, that's my new score.
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« Reply #42 on: 06-28-2013 05:54 »
« Last Edit on: 06-28-2013 06:39 »

I was quite disappointed in this episode. This had been one of the episodes I was most looking forward to, so I feel very letdown.

First of all, I found many of the jokes to be dragged out for far too long. The skittles-turd joke, which I didn't even find funny the first time, became very tiresome and reminded me of the verbal abuse joke in "2-D Blacktop."
The answering machine didn't really work for me either; that whole gag just seemed way too stupid. I hated that Bender was able to deceive everyone so easily since I don't find it funny when characters are made completely obtuse for the sake of the plot. The answering machine bit was cute initially when Leela came knocking on Fry and Bender's apartment door, but after that it became overly ridiculous and unfunny.
I also agree with The Sophisticated Shut In that Fry was dumbed down too much.

I did like Jrrr, though, and found him to be sympathetic and sweet; the foosball game was great, too, in my opinion, as was the line about Jrrr drinking Fry's blood. I also really enjoyed the entire part with Agnew and Nixon.

Also, my shipper side was very pleased that Leela and Fry's relationship was acknowledged in a sweet way without being dwelt on or becoming obnoxious. I really appreciated Leela's "I love you," and their kiss at the end, too.
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« Reply #43 on: 06-28-2013 05:55 »

Is it just me, or did Jrrr sound a bit like Nelson Muntz a couple of times? Eg, when he was arguing with Lrrr in the Pet Clinic.
Svip

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« Reply #44 on: 06-28-2013 06:49 »

The worst part of the turd joke was that it was building up to a terrible punchline.  The joke surrounding the turd joke is that what the Omnicronians see as turd, humans see as sweets (or more precisely, Skittles).  A reference - I thought - to "The Problem with Popplers", where humans thought that the Omnicronian young were tasty snacks.

The punchline is that Lrrr has been drinking Fry's urine, because Lrrr thinks that's delicious, while shunning at the fact that Fry ate his excrement.

High brow humour, all right!
JoshTheater

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« Reply #45 on: 06-28-2013 07:31 »
« Last Edit on: 06-28-2013 07:36 »

That...that was just an awful, awful episode. Just terrible. The first act was probably the best, then it just became a horrible slog of dumb jokes and lazy writing. Seriously, where was the creativity in the writing of this episode? The plot was barely there...Fry gets accidentally left on another planet during a delivery and has to help Lrr's son stand up to him...does it get any more cliche and predictable than that? Not to mention that the whole Fry and Bender missing each other thing has been done too many times in the show already. Wow, look at all the praise it's getting in this thread, no wonder the writers think they can get away with drivel like this. Just total shit.

2/10

P.S.: Svip, Lrr's son clearly said "red juice" so he must have meant blood, not urine. Not that that really changes anything.
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« Reply #46 on: 06-28-2013 08:36 »

Thought is was good. Not amazing, but some funny lines and good gags.

Edit:  big grin big grin big grin Hooray I'm BACK!!!
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« Reply #47 on: 06-28-2013 08:56 »

Upon further reflection, I must agree with JoshTheater. That was a truly bad episode, for any television show. I'll go as far to say I prefer the Futurama Holiday Spectacular.

I'm going to pretend this episode never existed. It just amazes me how this even made it to production. Cringe.
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« Reply #48 on: 06-28-2013 09:02 »

This may not have been the best episode, but comparing it the The Holiday Spectacular is just wrong. That's like comparing an acceptable cheese sandwich to a sale muffin garnished with donkey shit.
Imy

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« Reply #49 on: 06-28-2013 09:18 »

At least TFHS wasn't canon...
Tastes Like Fry

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« Reply #50 on: 06-28-2013 09:24 »

This was an ok episode, had some good laughs. Nothing stand-outish to me about it.
Again, I will do a screenie review later, just haven't had the time and the internet's not connected with me at my house so I can't just do it anytime. Maybe next week?
Anyways, alright ep, but nothing that grabbed me.
I liked the foosball. That was fun, and that ending made me lol. xD
6/10
(accidentally voted 7 on the poll, but whatevs)
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #51 on: 06-28-2013 09:31 »


At least TFHS wasn't canon...

Does being canon really matter though? At the end of the day, a good episode is a good episode and a bad episode is a bad episode. If this episode wasn't canon, I doubt it would really change the Futuramaverse at all in the long run since there was practically nothing with long-term effects.

But I won't defend this episode, because it's fading from my mind really quickly. I'm gonna say that this is this season's forgettable episode. I'll drop my score down just a notch, since I'm in no hurry to rewatch this one, not even for the sake of my cast picture (there's only like three or four new characters here anyway). 6/10

Now, what I want to know is why everyone's groaning so much over the poop jokes? I'll agree that they weren't funny at all, (except perhaps for Fry not really caring and continuing to chow them down) but they never dwelt on them for long and to me it didn't even feel like they were jokes; just an occasional mention that was immediately shrugged off. It might be a problem if every three minutes Jrrr said "LOL STOP EATING MY TURDS", but they weren't rehashing it that badly. Again, this might be partly the episode's forgettableness that's getting to me.
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« Reply #52 on: 06-28-2013 10:01 »

My in depth review: Eh. Kinda cute.
Svip

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« Reply #53 on: 06-28-2013 12:24 »

P.S.: Svip, Lrr's son clearly said "red juice" so he must have meant blood, not urine. Not that that really changes anything.

I merely heard something and juice.  I assumed from his follow up remark, 'that he leaks everyday', that he must have meant yellow, and thus urine.  Humans don't leak blood every day.  I am still not convinced he said 'red'.
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« Reply #54 on: 06-28-2013 12:26 »
« Last Edit on: 06-28-2013 15:12 »

The plot was barely there...Fry gets accidentally left on another planet during a delivery and has to help Lrr's son stand up to him...does it get any more cliche and predictable than that? Not to mention that the whole Fry and Bender missing each other thing has been done too many times in the show already. Wow, look at all the praise it's getting in this thread, no wonder the writers think they can get away with drivel like this. Just total shit.


The plot "Fry is fed up with his dead-end job, becomes a cop and solves a case" is hardly better. The best Futurama episodes feature a rather simple, straight plot.

It's less the plot, but the execution deciding an episodes quality. While LaO had unpredictable twists and fitting nerd pop culture references (Schroedinger was just great), Terrestrial was rather mediocre. The ET scenes were sometimes shown for the mere sake of it.

JRRR drinking Fry's blood and therefore nearly unknowingly killing the one he tried to save is imhO a good example why this episode did not always work.
The blood-drinking was in fact not really a bad twist, and -maybe not the best- still a solid turning point.  Yet, it was not treated as something special. It was a casual remark by JRRR, appearing no more significant than some random cameo/throwaway joke.
As DRRR had some knowledge regarding humans (life expectancy), he could have listened to Fry getting sick, hearing about JRRR drinking the blood, "Wait...you drank the red fluid, and wonder why your human got sick", and go facepalm. Well...anything to highlight that scene a bit.

While in LawAndOracle, the various twists and revelations were given much more important scenes. "Spotlight on the character who got something important to say", so to speak.

And, also: I doubt the writers will look at Peel and say "Oh dear...some adults still watching a kid's show with too much spare time on their hands to go at great length regarding that show Futurama Fans did not like it. We must certainly improve....".
Svip

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« Reply #55 on: 06-28-2013 12:31 »
« Last Edit on: 06-28-2013 12:33 »

JRRR drinking Fry's blood and therefor nearly unknowingly killing the one he tried to save is imhO a good example why this episode did not always work.
The blood-drinking was in fact not really a bad twist, and -maybe not the best- still a solid turning point.  Yet, it was not treated as something special. It was a casual remark by JRRR, appearing no more significant than some random cameo/throwaway joke.

Ah!  That's why it made no sense to me.  I just assumed Fry was sick (I assumed from a lack of real food), and given the turd jokes, it was a neat thing (by neat, I mean terrible, but still somewhat in line with the joke) to have Jrrr drink Fry's urine as a twist to Fry eating his excrement.

I guess even interesting poop jokes has gone missing to the writers.

And, also: I doubt the writers will look at Peel and say "Oh dear...some adults still watching a kid's show with too much spare time on their hands to go at great length regarding that show Futurama Fans did not like it. We must certainly improve....".

No, but they view positive response like that.  "Oh, somebody out there likes my plot, let's continue to do what we do!"
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« Reply #56 on: 06-28-2013 12:54 »
« Last Edit on: 06-28-2013 12:57 »

I am still not convinced he said 'red'.

He says red. I've just re-watched that to confirm it.

P.S.: Svip, Lrr's son clearly said "red juice" so he must have meant blood, not urine. Not that that really changes anything.

I merely heard something and juice.  I assumed from his follow up remark, 'that he leaks everyday', that he must have meant yellow, and thus urine.  Humans don't leak blood every day.

He says that Fry is full of red juice that he's been drinking every day. There's nothing about leaking.
Svip

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« Reply #57 on: 06-28-2013 13:04 »

Read my post just above yours.
totalnerduk

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« Reply #58 on: 06-28-2013 13:15 »

Read my post just above yours.

I'm not taking issue with your assumption that it was the continuation of another joke, and the mix-up that resulted. I'm taking issue with you saying that the word "red" wasn't used, and that there was some mention of leaking. I think that maybe the nit I'm picking here is pettier than you realise.
Svip

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« Reply #59 on: 06-28-2013 13:25 »

Read my post just above yours.

I'm not taking issue with your assumption that it was the continuation of another joke, and the mix-up that resulted. I'm taking issue with you saying that the word "red" wasn't used, and that there was some mention of leaking. I think that maybe the nit I'm picking here is pettier than you realise.

I realised it was rather petty, the only reason I did not accept it, was because the joke did not make sense to me.  That is to say; the joke itself was the wrong joke to deliver.  Hein's explanation helped understand why it bothered me so much, to insist that what I had dreamt was true.
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« Reply #60 on: 06-28-2013 14:04 »

- The bicycles powered by love were funny, but out of place for the setting. Omicronian society doesn't value love, so that didn't really fit.

I thought it was only the concept of "Wuv" that confuses and infuriates Omicronians.
totalnerduk

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« Reply #61 on: 06-28-2013 14:04 »

I completely agree. The joke didn't really make much contextual sense, and something else could have been much funnier. Something disgusting about Fry secreting various "delicious" or "refreshing" fluids, for example. Fry's weakness and gradual sickening could then have been safely blamed on the toxins found in Omicronian poop, or maybe in the Omicronian marijuana-analogue that they'd gone to Omicron to harvest.

Or they could have treated the line much more seriously, as Hein suggested. Either way, the upshot was something that didn't quite work, and was one of the lamer contributions to an episode that started reasonably well, had some great animation sequences, and then ultimately let itself down with one of the weaker endings of the series. Not nearly as bad as The Cryonic Woman, but almost as bad as The Six Million Dollar Mon.

So far, Season 7 is disappointing. Fry and Leela's Big Fling looks to be the jewel in the dungheap if the three aired episodes so far are representative of 7B overall.

JoshTheater

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« Reply #62 on: 06-28-2013 15:03 »
« Last Edit on: 06-28-2013 15:07 »

The plot was barely there...Fry gets accidentally left on another planet during a delivery and has to help Lrr's son stand up to him...does it get any more cliche and predictable than that? Not to mention that the whole Fry and Bender missing each other thing has been done too many times in the show already. Wow, look at all the praise it's getting in this thread, no wonder the writers think they can get away with drivel like this. Just total shit.


The plot "Fry is fed up with his dead-end job, becomes a cop and solves a case" is hardly better. The best Futurama episodes feature a rather simple, straight plot.

Are you really boiling down the plot of Law And Oracle to that? Because that episode was FAR more complicated than that. Apart from being a humorous and thought-out Minority Report spoof (whereas this episode was a totally uninspired unclever ET spoof), that episode actually had plot twists and turns. The events of the episode were more in-depth than what you just described...which can't be said for this episode at all.

And anyway, that's beside the point. If this episode had been funny enough to make up for having a simple plot, that would have been fine...but it wasn't anywhere close to being so.

Edit: So...just read the rest of your post and realized how much I jumped the gun in responding to you. My bad.

And, also: I doubt the writers will look at Peel and say "Oh dear...some adults still watching a kid's show with too much spare time on their hands to go at great length regarding that show Futurama Fans did not like it. We must certainly improve....".

I wasn't necessarily saying that was the case, although there has been evidence of writers of the show reading this board before. Rather I was talking about the general acceptance of episodes like this among their current fanbase and the fact that they probably hear similar praise from others outside this board, such as on Facebook or Twitter.
Gorky

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« Reply #63 on: 06-28-2013 16:52 »

I agree with those who are kind of meh on this episode. I didn't out-and-out hate it or anything--I definitely preferred it to "2-D Blacktop"--but it was certainly a bit of a disappointment. I thought act one was fairly strong, what with all the Lrrr and Nixon silliness; moreover, I liked the idea of Earth and Omicron Persei 8 being on the outs, if only because such a severing of ties was a long time coming (seeing as how the two planets have been at odds a number of times throughout the series). I was also pleased with the clever, subtle callbacks to past episodes: Lrrr's reliance on Earth's TV shows was established in "When Aliens Attack," and Earthlings' taste for Omicronian bodily byproducts was established in "The Problem With Popplers" (I hadn't really thought of that until The Sophisticated Shut In and Svip mentioned it, but it makes me more willing to forgive the constant references to, you know, turds).

On the subject of things that weren't so subtle, though, I wasn't terribly fond of all the pot jokes. I kind of rolled my eyes at the dime bag thing (it was amusing enough, I guess, but again this felt like a moment where the writers could have let the gag speak for itself, or at least downplayed it a smidge: I immediately made the pot connection when Hermes pulled out the plastic bags; to overtly refer to them as dime bags just seemed, I don't know, unnecessary), but I guess the Professor desiring microwave gas station burritos after taking his Good News supplement was passably funny. All the other weed references, though, just seemed to be hitting me over the head with the fact that the show was being Cool and Subversive...by referencing a drug that, like, whole programs on Comedy Central are devoted to (for example, I've seen a few episodes of that stupid Workaholics show, the plots of which always revolve around the trio of main characters looking for a fix).

The actual harvesting of the plants from Omicron Persei 8 was amusing enough, I suppose, and I really liked how Fry and Bender hugged when Hermes assigned them to be partners. Two seasons ago, when it seemed like every other episode revolved around the characters' codependent love for one another--with "Ghost in the Machines" and "The Silence of the Clamps" being the most detestable to me--I got fed up with their friendship; however, this episode did a nice job of downplaying their bromance while still showing how much they mean to each other and how much they missed each other. I agree with Sof that this episode was reminiscent of "Godfellas," though thankfully it didn't feel at all derivative to me. In fact, I think the Bender-convincing-everyone-Fry-is-still-around subplot was vastly superior to the main plot with Jrrr and Fry (my oh my, was I amused by the last few moments of the episode where Leela unwittingly reveals that she made out with Bender). I guess Anna's right that the subplot only worked because the characters were seriously dumbed-down, but this isn't the first time that's happened and I doubt it will be the last; ultimately, I was more amused by that part of the story than I was, like, intellectually offended.

I was somewhat offended, however, by the main story. It started off well enough, with the slight nods to E.T.--the Reese's Pieces/Feces gag, for example, is a subtle sort of reference that can still be appreciated by someone who's never seen the movie--but once they started doing shot-for-shot parodies, it became clear to me that the writers had nothing new to do with what, to me, felt like a fairly strong plot. Yes, it was a blatant send-up of E.T., but the idea of reversing the roles (the human as the alien) and utilizing the Omicronians is, in theory, a smart idea for a parody. But, I don't know, it just felt mostly uninspired to me. I chuckled in spite of myself at the glowing butts thing, and at Jrrr advising Fry to stop loving him so much so they could land the bike--but that's about it.

All in all, though, I'd say this was a decent episode. It started off pretty strong, and the subplot at least managed to amuse me; the main plot had its flaws, but I can at least appreciate what the writers were trying to do. Maybe I'm being too forgiving here, but I am compelled to give this episode a 7/10--the grade I give all episodes that are average-by-Futurama's-standards.
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« Reply #64 on: 06-28-2013 18:42 »

Bender didn't need an answering machine to mimic Fry's voice. He is himself a recording and playback device. It was even central to the plot of A Head in the Polls.

But it was funny to see him make other messages from the one answering machine recording, so I gave it a hand-wave. "Olive you"!
DannyJC13

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« Reply #65 on: 06-28-2013 18:47 »

"Oh dear...some adults still watching a kid's show with too much spare time on their hands to go at great length regarding that show

I wouldn't call Futurama a kid's show... It's always been more adult than The Simpsons, even more so in it's CC run.
Quantum Neutrino Field

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« Reply #66 on: 06-28-2013 18:54 »

Bender didn't need an answering machine to mimic Fry's voice. He is himself a recording and playback device. It was even central to the plot of A Head in the Polls.

However, he is not automatically recording everything. If he didn't have any recordings of Fry's speech (because he needs all the storage for porn), answering machine is really needed.
DannyJC13

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« Reply #67 on: 06-28-2013 19:10 »
« Last Edit on: 06-28-2013 19:14 »

Why do they make an important news broadcast just because an alien saucer is heading to Earth? Don't thousands if not millions of ships leave and land on Earth everyday? I'm assuming they registered it was an Omicronian ship?

Also, how does the projector in the PE lounge know exactly what DOOP's embargo looks like, literally less than a minute after Nixon announces there is to be no more trade with Omicron Persei 8?
JoshTheater

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« Reply #68 on: 06-28-2013 19:24 »
« Last Edit on: 06-28-2013 19:33 »

I immediately made the pot connection when Hermes pulled out the plastic bags

It wasn't until then that you made the connection? I made it as soon as the Professor showed the hologram of what were obviously pot leaves, and then every reference after that was just hammering it in. Anyway, while the pot references didn't bother me at all, I didn't think they were amazingly humorous, and I agree that it did seem like the show was just trying to be hip.

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(for example, I've seen a few episodes of that stupid Workaholics show, the plots of which always revolve around the trio of main characters looking for a fix).

I know my opinion probably won't do anything to get you to give it a second chance, but I love that show. It's certainly better than current Futurama, that's not even a question. As for every episode revolving around them trying to get weed, that's not true at all. There are a few episodes with main plots that deal with drugs (one where they find a new pot dealer, one with them taking shrooms, another with acid, and another where they do a whole bunch of coke) and it shows them smoking in several episodes, but the vast majority of the episode's main plots have nothing to do with drugs at all (and the ones that do actually do so in hilariously clever ways, unlike this episode of Futurama). Most just deal with them being complete morons, which is basically the premise of the show. It definitely isn't trying to hold the main characters up as ideal individuals or glorify their drug use (if anything their drug use is shown as a symptom of their idiocy), and the viewer is always meant to be aware of how stupid they are, kind of like It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia.

Anyway...

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I guess Anna's right that the subplot only worked because the characters were seriously dumbed-down, but this isn't the first time that's happened and I doubt it will be the last; ultimately, I was more amused by that part of the story than I was, like, intellectually offended.

I guess that's just a difference in what some are willing to put up with. I thought the dumbing down of the characters was insulting and annoying. And not just because they were dumbed down, but because doing so didn't result in enough humorous moments to justify it, which to me is the worst offense of all. All the jokes near the end of the episode simply came off as awkward and unnatural to me.

"Oh dear...some adults still watching a kid's show with too much spare time on their hands to go at great length regarding that show

I wouldn't call Futurama a kid's show... It's always been more adult than The Simpsons, even more so in it's CC run.

Agreed, I would never refer to Futurama as a "kid's show". Although certain episodes recently have been dumbed down enough that I could understand misinterpreting it as such...case in point, this episode.
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« Reply #69 on: 06-28-2013 19:31 »

I immediately made the pot connection when Hermes pulled out the plastic bags

It wasn't until then that you made the connection? I made it as soon as the Professor showed the hologram of what were obviously pot leaves, and then every reference after that was just hammering it in.

Oh no, I made the connection when I saw the pot-looking leaves, too; I meant that, when Hermes pulled out the bags, I understood the specific reference to the means by which many a person transports, buys, and sells weed without him having to use the phrase "dime bag."

As far as Workaholics goes, I'll take your word for its quality and will admit to having made a big ol' generalization in my last post based on the, like, two or three episodes I've seen. I don't hate it or anything; I was mostly using it as an example of a show that does on a regular basis the same sort of "edgy" humor I think this episode was going for--thus making it, you know, not edgy at all.
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« Reply #70 on: 06-28-2013 19:35 »

Bender didn't need an answering machine to mimic Fry's voice. He is himself a recording and playback device. It was even central to the plot of A Head in the Polls.

However, he is not automatically recording everything. If he didn't have any recordings of Fry's speech (because he needs all the storage for porn), answering machine is really needed.

Says you.

Why do they make an important news broadcast just because an alien saucer is heading to Earth? Don't thousands if not millions of ships leave and land on Earth everyday? I'm assuming they registered it was an Omicronian ship?

"Alien saucer" probably means something a little different in the future, when Earth is home to many different established alien races. You're probably right that it was registered as "alien" because it came from a world that had strained relations with Earth and no appreciable population dwelling here.
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« Reply #71 on: 06-28-2013 22:06 »

Also, how does the projector in the PE lounge know exactly what DOOP's embargo looks like, literally less than a minute after Nixon announces there is to be no more trade with Omicron Persei 8?

Maybe because there's a "standard formation" which DOOP uses?
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« Reply #72 on: 06-29-2013 21:40 »

It was fun. One of Weinsteins weaker episodes, but still good overall. I was pleasantly surprised that the answering machine managed to stay funny throughout. That's how you do a running gag. Bender was superb in this episode, I thought the characterisation was perfect. The love bikes and glowing butts were the only jokes I didn't like. Overall, a solid 8/10.
Zed 85

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« Reply #73 on: 06-30-2013 12:31 »

[Americans] say "erbs" and [Brits] say "Herbs"

Because there's a fucking "H" in it...!


Probably the most grating part of the episode for me - therefore the episode was quite good. It didn't appeal to me quite as much as Big Fling as some of the jokes didn't quite work or the plot seemed a bit tired. Probably Bender's role is the one I liked the most. I thought the answer machine could have got old really quickly but it just didn't and the "Elves are back" line had me in absolute stitches.

7/10
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« Reply #74 on: 07-02-2013 15:09 »

I bet SGB wants some "Good News".
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« Reply #75 on: 07-03-2013 07:33 »

[Americans] say "erbs" and [Brits] say "Herbs"

Because there's a fucking "H" in it...!


Then why do Americans say "Hello" and Brits say "Ello"?
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« Reply #76 on: 07-03-2013 09:50 »

When the hell does the crew go on a delivery?

Also I hate that movie, and probably the references to it.  Also, there were a lot of turd jokes.

Delivery was interesting... Jrr was a little interesting.
Gay movie references to a gay movie: gay
Infinite amount of turd jokes: kinda gay
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« Reply #77 on: 07-03-2013 16:37 »

[Americans] say "erbs" and [Brits] say "Herbs"

Because there's a fucking "H" in it...!


Then why do Americans say "Hello" and Brits say "Ello"?

As a Brit, I don't think I've ever met a Brit who's said "'Ello", but that's probably because I wouldn't associate with the sort of idiot who'd speak like that.
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« Reply #78 on: 07-03-2013 20:24 »

"Did you just say Hello?"

"Nah, I said 'Allo, but close enough!"

I think that the perception of British people as saying "'Ello" can be blamed squarely on Dick Van Dyke in Mary Poppins.
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« Reply #79 on: 07-03-2013 20:56 »

"Did you just say Hello?"

"Nah, I said 'Allo, but close enough!"

But the apostrophe still means you're not pronouncing the H.

So Americans pronounce the H in Hello, but Brits don't.
Americans don't pronounce the H in herbs, but Brits do.

Bill Hicks put it best when he was at Oxford: We can't understand each other, even though we're all speaking English.
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