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Jarvio

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« on: 07-07-2013 00:37 »
« Last Edit on: 07-07-2013 00:42 »

What are your opinions on some of the lowest rated episodes on CGEF? (Yes ok I know their rating system is flawed, but I am just using it as a guide/example). Do you think episodes with low scores deserve their low rankings? Or do you think they are unfairly bashed?

Here's some of my thoughts on all episodes currently rated lower than 70%:

"That's Lobstertainment", whilst not a great episode, was never one I viewed as terrible either. It was a very different episode with a different feel. While I don't see it as that great, I certainly don't understand the hate.

"The Cryonic Woman" I can understand a bit more - Michelle was highly unlikable, and that can qualify as a reason alone for it's low rating IMO. But having said that, I enjoyed the beginning of the episode when the ship flies with the planet express building attached. That was fun.

"Mother's Day" I have no idea why it's rated so low. It's a classic. As is "That Darn Katz", and surprisingly "Neutopia".

"2D Blacktop" should be rated higher. The verbal abuse joke was terrible. And it did ruin the episode for me. But apart from that, I found this to be a very fun episode with lots of great Professor moments.

"I Dated A Robot" has always been an episode which I've never felt strongly for or against... it's kind of just there.

"A Pharaoh To Remember" is just terrible IMO. Bender was too over-the-top (more than usual) which made the episode unwatchable for me I'm afraid.

"Yo Leela Leela" is quite a bad episode, but I don't think it deserves as low as 44%.

"A Leela Of Her Own" - why is this one scored so low? To me it's a forgettable episode. But not particularly bad.

"The Route Of All Evil" I really hated. For some reason, the jokes just didn't sit well with me for this episode. Maybe this was because it was Dwight/Cubert-heavy?

"Proposition Infinity" I find somewhat underrated. What were people's problems with that episode anyway? It seemed like a decent enough episode to me.

"In A Gadda Da Leela" or whatever it's called.... I actually quite liked. Until the end that was. "Attack Of The Killer App" however was awful for me.

Now this one may raise a few eyebrows, but I actually really enjoyed "All The President's Heads" - I just found it an entertaining watch throughout, despite it's obvious flaws.

"40% Leadbelly" - currently the lowest rated episode ever. Well I'm not going to support it. Because I hated this episode. It bored me to tears and didn't appeal to me. But I don't think it's THE worst... that honour goes to "The Futurama Holiday Spectacular", which is rated about 40% higher than it should be tongue

So what are your thoughts?
Please people don't explode, insult, or be offended. This is just my opinion. I'd like to read other people's thoughts...
Scrappylive

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« Reply #1 on: 07-07-2013 00:59 »

The only episode from the original run that I disliked was "Love & Rocket," which is at 82% on CGEF. Too much lovey dovey nonsense there for my tastes. As for the seemingly unpopular one, I have never seen anything wrong with "That's Lobstertainment," "The Cryonic Woman." "Mother's Day," "I Dated A Robot," "A Pharaoh To Remember," "A Leela Of Her Own," or "The Route Of All Evil."

I also really disliked "Law & Oracle," which sits near the top with 91%. I could not stand Chief Over-The-Top O'Mannohan. Ooorr maybe I just don't like episode that have ampersands in the title. tongue

"That Darn Katz" was pretty decent, though it was quite heavy on the interwebs cats.
 
"Neutopia" wasÖ gross. There were too many things in that episode that I cannot un-see. puke

"2D Blacktop" was good, I think. The non-verbal verbal abuse joke was a bit much, but it was really just poking fun at all of these tropes that are forced for the illusion of depth in Fast and Furious-type movies.

"Yo Leela Leela" was no no. Just no no. I think I got dumber while watching it.

"Proposition Infinity," "In A Gadda Da Leela," and "Attack Of The Killer App" were all pretty weird. They all had major elements/plot points that I didn't like. "Proposition Infinity" showed progress, but I seem to stand apart from the main crowd in that I do not want progress in a cartoon sitcom. If I wanted progress, I would watch a live action drama. "In A Gadda Da Leela" had gratuitous toilet humor. Just because they can do it on Comedy Central doesn't mean they should do it. "Attack of the Killer App" also had to many gross things. It felt like they started to replace witty humor with shock value in these episodes.

"All The President's Heads" was a pretty fun episode, and pretty original, too.

I actually liked "40% Leadbelly." I only wish they wrote more jokes into it, but I didn't have much of a reason to dislike it. Maybe they decided to call it "40% Leadbelly" because that's the score they were aiming for... tongue
DotheBartman

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« Reply #2 on: 07-07-2013 01:01 »

I forgot Mother's Day was even rated that low. For some reason I always assumed it was considered to be one of the better episodes of season 2.

Mother's Day, The Cryonic Woman, Proposition Infinity, and Attack of the Killer App are all great episodes, and That Dark Katz! is legitimately one of my favorites of the series, I think. The majority of the others I'm more ambivalent about, but find to be at least a little underrated (40 Percent Leadbelly being so low is shocking. It's nothing AMAZING, but it's more forgettable than bad. In fact, it's perfectly fine).

I think Lobstertainment and Leela All Her Own, though a little over-hated, are probably deserving of being toward the bottom. A Pharaoh to Remember is also legitimately bad. And though watchable, All The President's Heads is I think also appropriately ranked toward the bottom.
UnrealLegend

Space Pope
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« Reply #3 on: 07-07-2013 04:46 »

"That's Lobstertainment"

I really don't think this is particularly bad. It's got a fair share of fun and amusing moments, even if the plot feels way too pop-cultury. 6/10

"The Cryonic Woman"

Pretty much the same as above, except there's quite a lot of funny moments. The third act is pretty cringeworthy though. 5.5/10

"Mother's Day"

Really? This is a low rated episode? It's pretty damn good in my opinion! I like the idea of a robot uprising. 8/10

"That Darn Katz"

It's pretty silly, but I enjoy this episode. The cuteness war was dumb, but I'll let that slide. 7.5/10

"Neutopia"


A terrible, terrible episode. Granted, the frequency of jokes is pretty high (even if more than half of them fall flat) but it's still 20 minutes of terrible characterisation and terrible writing. This easily takes the cake for the laziest cop-out of an ending in Futurama history. 3/10

"2D Blacktop"

Aside from a slightly disconnected third act and the awful verbal abuse gag, this is a pretty solid episode in my book. Easily Rowe's best. 7/10

"I Dated A Robot"

I love everything about the episode. Yes, I'm serious. 9/10

"A Pharaoh To Remember"


This probably tops the "most underrated episode ever list", mainly because I'd rank the funeral scene as one of the best things the show has ever done. The rest of the episode is okay; albeit nothing spectacular. 7/10

"Yo Leela Leela"

The premise for this episode is really, really awful. So awful that no writer could have possibly saved it. There are a number of amusing gags though, so I score this episode a generous 4/10

"A Leela Of Her Own"

Utterly forgettable from start to finish. well, except for the cygnoids. They're pretty cool 4.5/10

"The Route Of All Evil"

Also pretty forgettable, although the B-plot is actually really damn good, and there's quite a vast collection of great Farnsworth quotes. 6.5/10

"Proposition Infinity"

Pretty bad and overall, quite pointless. It damages the character of Amy by a fair amount for the sake of a plot that nobody really wants to see. I'll admit that this episode is actually quite hilarious though. 5.5/10

"In A Gadda Da Leela"

Meh. Not particularly awful, but it leaves a pretty bad taste in my mouth. The characterisation of Zapp and Leela feels way off. 5/10

"Attack of the Killer App"

If the pathetic Susan Boyle junk was removed, this would be a pretty solid episode. 6.5/10

"All The President's Heads"

Bleh. I'm not bothered by the really crappy British accents, but the ridiculously rushed ending. They could've cut a few minutes of the first act to leave time for ending where blinking doesn't mean you miss the entire thing. The middle act is pretty neat, though. 5/10

"40% Leadbelly"

Just an average episode. Nothing more, nothing less. 6/10

"The Futurama Holiday Spectacular"

I'm not even gonna bother with this piece of crap. 3/10
Anna3000

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« Reply #4 on: 07-07-2013 07:11 »

That's Lobstertainment: I actually really enjoy this one. I've always found it very charming and quite funny. 7/10

The Cryonic Woman: I enjoyed the first and second acts fairly well; the third act was pretty terrible, though. 5/10

Mother's Day: I'm very surprised that this is rated low. I love this episode and thought it was hilarious. 9/10

That Darn Katz: I thought this one was very dull and stupid on the first viewing, but after each repeated viewing, I like it more and more for some reason. Initial: 5/10; Current: 7/10

Neutopia: This is the only episode I really strongly dislike and hated watching. As UrL said, the characterization and writing were awful, and the ending was incredibly lazy. 2/10

2-D Blacktop: I didn't think it was very funny, but I appreciated the unique idea. 7/10

I Dated a Robot: I'm not very fond of this one in general and most of its humor didn't really "work" for me. 6/10

A Pharaoh to Remember: Bender was way too over-the-top and obnoxious, to the point that I didn't find it funny. The funeral scene was excellent, but it didn't make up for the rest of the episode to me. 5/10

Yo Leela Leela: I don't really dislike this one at all. The premise was terrible, but I thought it was funny enough and enjoyed Leela in it. 6/10

A Leela of Her Own: I just find this one dull. None of it was cringe-worthy or particularly bad, but it just was very forgettable and boring. 5.5/10

The Route of All Evil: I strongly dislike Cubert and Dwight, but the B-plot very much makes up for that. I enjoy the beer-making so much that I can actually like this episode overall. 7/10

Proposition Infinity: Forgettable and not especially funny. 4.5/10

In A Gadda Da Leela: This one just seems nasty. It made Zapp come across as a genuinely creepy, scuzzy person instead of the harmless buffoon he seemed to be before. 4/10

Attack of the Killer App: I hated this one on the first viewing, but I've warmed up to it a bit. 6/10

All the Presidents' Heads: I'm pretty fond of this one. I enjoyed the premise and thought it was quite funny. 7/10

40% Leadbelly: This was just terribly boring, and I'm sick of the Bender-folk-singing angle. 4/10

The Futurama Holiday Spectacular: Not much to say here except it was awful. 4/10
Sof

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« Reply #5 on: 07-07-2013 08:01 »
« Last Edit on: 07-07-2013 08:15 »

Wow,actually my tastes about Futurama are basically unpopular opinions,and of course I disgree with a lot of people here,but oh well,I'll do this in order:

That's Lobstertainment: I'm neutral about this one,even if I need to see it more often,I think is ok, again I need rewatch this one 7/10 because I have an awful memory but all I can remember about this one is good.

The Cryonic Woman: Even if I don't like Michelle, I think is a fun episode after all,not too great but enjoyable if you're bored 7/10

Mother's Day: Why people hate this one? is really good,even if is kinda gross has some classic moments (Gorilaaaaaaas  big grin) 8/10

That Darn Katz: As a cat person I think this was very dissapointing,also there are some parts,that personally I can't unseen anyways has good dialogues 6/10

Neutopia: Everyone is going to hate me,but actually I love this one,because has a different idea but bad developed,at least visually it's very good,also I loved their gender-bender designs,is a shame that nobody wants to see the bright side of this episode,that I know! it could be better,of course isn't the best episode ever,but come on! isn't THAT bad, and yes I have no shame for defend this episode.And actually it's on my top10. 8.5/10 (I want to give it a 9,but I want to stay alive)

2-D Blacktop: I really enjoyed this one even if I don't like races or cars a lot. 8.5/10

I Dated a Robot: I'm not sure about this one,has good moments but I don't get why all the Lucy Liu love.But I promise rewatch this one too. 6/10

A Pharaoh to Remember: I don't dig Bender's episodes and this one isn't the exception,I bet there must something good about this one,wow I have a blurry memory with old episodes. 5.5/10

Yo Leela Leela: I don't understand all the hate! I really like this one because I can relate Leela trying to make something interesting for kids,was a cute idea but the ending,I guess what ruins this episode,I don't blame the most of people but,isn't crap the rest of the episode 7.5/10

A Leela of Her Own: I agree with people saying that is very bad,there are a lot of stuff that I despise about this one (poor Leela) but the last time that I watched it,I laughed a bit,so isn't that bad either, just boring filler...I guess. 5/10

The Route of All Evil: Unlike a lot of people I like Cubert and Dwight and I like this episode for some reason. 7.5/10

Proposition Infinity: I don't like Bender and Amy as single characters but in this one,really amazed me and I'm so glad! The ending makes me smile every time I see this one. 8/10

In A Gadda Da Leela: Another episode that is really disliked and I really love! because doesn't matter what I'll always love Zapp,he is my favorite character and this episode is the proof that isn't idiot after all (even if he uses his talents for the evil  wtf? ) and this episode made me like him even more.Also I ship Zapp and Leela,so why not? 9/10

Attack of the Killer App: This episode has a special meaning for me (I'm not gonna tell you,it's personal),so I can't hate it also even if the Susan Boil thing is gross I really enjoy the whole twitter parody also,oh surprise! Bender is really funny in this one. 8/10

All the Presidents' Heads: I'm not very into this one because I'm not american or british but I like their differents outfits in the episode. 6/10

40% Leadbelly: I don't understand why all the sudden hate with this one, almost I can swear that every season everyone agree in hate certain episode,and this year was this one! The story has a good plot twist and neat animation 7/10

The Futurama Holiday Spectacular: Just boring. 4.5/10

As you see I don't like to give low ratings,unless if I find something that really disgusts me, for example the only episode that I can say I hate is Butterjunk Effect,seriously has the worst ending in the Futurama ending also I don't know what the hell is happening when I watch it 2/10 (but I have to admit Leela and Amy outfits are cute) also I don't like Bender's Game 4/10, the humor is very....Family Guy.

And I'm done! Haters gonna hate  big grin
UnrealLegend

Space Pope
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« Reply #6 on: 07-07-2013 16:58 »

Benders Game would probably fall under 70%, but CGEF doesn't let us review the movies for some reason.
Zed 85

Space Pope
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« Reply #7 on: 07-07-2013 17:23 »

Well here's my view on the matter, for what its worth.
My post count, mostly.

That's Lobstertainment: It had elements that I quite liked, but overall I found it just a little bit underwhelming. Harold Zoid just struck me as a "meh" character and struck little more than a vague shape lingering in the background.

To be honest though I probably prefer it to Bender Should Not Be Allowed on TV.

6/10

The Cryonic Woman: Again, quite a lot of bits that I liked but relatively "meh". The third act let it down somewhat, but it wasn't like it was out-of-left-field.

6/10

Mother's Day: This has already been said - such a low score is ridiculous. Works much better than The Attack of the Killer App in terms of a Mom story.

7/10

That Darn Katz: Didn't really leave much of a lasting impression on me. Underwhelming, I guess I could say again.

5/10

Neutopia: It was...alright... again the ending...actually I've completely forgotten what happened at the end, except it wasn't very good
I'm going to run out of averagelatives at this rate.

5/10

2-D Blacktop: Liked some of the ideas and jokes but just so much didn't work for me. Far from the worst but again mostly average.

6/10

I Dated a Robot: Come to think of it, it is full of short-lived pop-culture references. Funnily enough at the time I didn't care so much, so have quite fond memories of it.

8/10

A Pharaoh to Remember: One of those Bender episodes. As I said about the Leadbelly episode, I don't really like Bender episodes as a whole - with a few exceptions - usually because they play on Bender's egotism and it gets pretty tiresome after a while. And this episode was mostly that. Had some quirky bits I quite liked but they didn't quite outweigh it all. Bonus point for having Billy West and John Di Maggio doing the commentary in-character.

6/10

Yo Leela Leela: Mmmmmnnah! Thought I might like it but just, nah...!

3/10

A Leela of Her Own: Actually came with a decent-sized compliments of laugh-out-loud moments, but I just found the storyline ultimately depressing so I just don't enjoy watching it...

6/10

The Route of All Evil: Balls to you all (on CGEF) - I really liked this one. I can tolerate Cubert and Dwight and in this instance there was the well-handed balance of making them irritating and them getting their comeuppance. Plus the BenderbraŁ sub-plot was adorable!

8/10

Proposition Infinity: Well I enjoyed it, too a point. Got a little too political. Which is not to say that Futurama should not be allowed to be political; I just don't think they ever write it very well.

6/10

In A Gadda Da Leela: Like eating coleslaw that you failed to realise has gone off. Looks appealing, usually enjoyable, but you realise as you eat it, you don't want to actually finish eating it and the aftertaste is hideous. Doesn't put you off coleslaw, but you are still full of regret.

That description of my dinner last Monday aside, I've seen Zapp portrayed as more of a genuinely unpleasant character in one of the comics, but this depiction wasn't that far behind. Blah.

3/10

Attack of the Killer App: I seem to remember bucking the trend by quite liking this one at the time. It's nothing spectacular, and the Susan Boyle joke is just lazy, though as a plot-point it almost works, and the rest of the Apple stuff was amusing at least. Seems interesting to think, just as how hideously dated the Nappster jokes were, just what comes around within 10 years to make the Apple jokes utterly dated (more so than they are now I mean.)

6/10

All the Presidents' Heads: Too rushed at the end. Also its treatment of alternative-history was nearly as lazy as the British jokes, which as a Brit I find most offensive in relation to just how very old and unoriginal the stereotypes were.

But some of it made me laugh.

6/10

40% Leadbelly: Oh, hello again. Um, yeah, pretty much as I've said before - I tend not to like Bender episodes and this had lots of examples of what that is, but it's far from being among those episodes I really don't like. I didn't laugh much but it did just enough to keep me entertained. Though the ending was a bit "...really???"

6/10

The Futurama Holiday Spectacular: Well now, here's a thing. I really don't understand the hate that this episode got. All I seem to see is "NO, WORK OF THE DEVIL!!!!" as an excuse. Sure, it's far from being the best but I found myself rewatching parts of it again and again. Not all of it, over and over, which perhaps is the point, but there was a lot that I enjoyed about it. I really enjoyed the bits with Al Gore, the Kwanza song, the bit in de Norway (I think it was Norway)

I prefer it to Naturama, honestly.

7/10

Though there are a few here that would agree with as being pretty darn bad Yo Leela Leela and In-Da-Gadda-Da-Leela (Crippens! A pattern!) some of these episodes I've really enjoyed, and -personally- I would elevate several of them over the likes of The Duh Vinci Code and Benderama, though that said, those two are episodes I just really don't enjoy; whether they are therefore "bad" is therefore subjective, which is pretty much the case with the entire rating system. The ratings average out that way because they are created by people and of course people are morons.
DotheBartman

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #8 on: 07-07-2013 17:49 »

Glad someone else doesn't get the hate for Holiday Spectacular. It's nothing amazing but it's basically fine. In fact, the middle segment especially is darn good, and the rest of it is mostly entertaining and funny. I watched it with a group once and was kind of cautioning "this one's not one of the better ones, guys...." before we started it but we were all laughing the whole way through and I heard no complaints. It's not up to the AOI episodes or Reincarnation, but it's perfectly acceptable.

Naturama is so, so much worse. Now that one is truly unwatchable.
Svip

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« Reply #9 on: 07-07-2013 18:24 »

I find that CGEF tends to be somewhat different from PEEL ratings; one might attempt to gather ratings specifically from PEEL users rather than relying on the unwashed masses.

I have tried and failed.
SolidSnake

Professor
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« Reply #10 on: 07-07-2013 19:09 »

Naturama is so, so much worse. Now that one is truly unwatchable.
Agreed. At least the Holiday Spectacular was watchable. I mean, the third segment sucked and the first was meh, but I enjoyed the Robonukah one alot. I just call it the "craptacular" sometimes in order to go with the flow  cool .
DannyJC13

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« Reply #11 on: 07-07-2013 19:12 »

In fact, the middle segment especially is darn good, and the rest of it is mostly entertaining and funny.

This. The Robanukah segment is brilliant. The Xmas one I didn't find bad, just kind of boring, and the Kwanzaa segment earns extra points because I'm gonna be honest, I love Kwanzaa-Bot's rap.
Sof

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« Reply #12 on: 07-07-2013 19:21 »

About Naturama,I only liked the first segment even if is kinda corny,the rest is more or less the same(marine animals),so yeah that doesn't motivate to watch the rest.

Anyway Naturama isn't bad,is just a wasted idea.I normally give it a 5.5 but I don't hate it.

In change Holiday Spectacular is just boring(in my opinion),but I admit that I like the idea of everyone dying in every segment.
Jarvio

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« Reply #13 on: 07-07-2013 19:52 »

I am in the camp that thinks Naturama is tonnes better than TFHS I'm afraid. Naturama was interesting and different. TFHS was just annoying, and it's biggest crime was that it just wasn't funny. I really do think TFHS is the worst episode ever by a long shot. Yes I stated that I hated some episodes in my OP, but none of those are anywhere near as bad as TFHS IMO.
DannyJC13

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« Reply #14 on: 07-07-2013 19:58 »

My problem with "Naturama" is that it just wasn't future-y enough, which is ironic and stupid for a show called Futurama... I guess you could say it's a non-canon Omicronian TV show that's a 1000-lightyears late from Earth, hence why it seemed to be set in our current time, but still, seemed really out-of-place.
Quantum Neutrino Field

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« Reply #15 on: 07-07-2013 20:07 »

I don't think Naturama is much better than TFHS. Neither of them was good. But it may lower my "rank" of them, because they are non-canon epsiodes with three segments. I find non-canon epsiodes hard to compare with canon episodes and maybe not as enjoyable, although Reincarnation was very good.

And instead of Forty percent Leadbelly, TTT should be in that list.
totalnerd undercanada

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« Reply #16 on: 07-07-2013 20:14 »
« Last Edit on: 07-07-2013 20:16 by totalnerduk »

I won't bother with details, I'm just going to rank these from best to worst:

"The Route Of All Evil"
"I Dated A Robot"
"Mother's Day"
"A Pharaoh To Remember"
I don't think any of these are particularly bad. I kinda like 'em.

"A Leela Of Her Own"
"That Darn Katz"
"All The President's Heads"
Whilst not universally awful, these aren't great.

"Neutopia"
"Naturama"
"Proposition Infinity"
"That's Lobstertainment"
"2D Blacktop"
"Yo Leela Leela"
These are pretty "meh" to pretty crappy.

"In A Gadda Da Leela"
"40% Leadbelly"
"T, The Terrestrial"
"The Futurama Holiday Spectacular"
"The Cryonic Woman"
"Attack of the Killer App"
These are the worst of the selected bunch. Not necessarily the worst episodes, just the worst of what's listed.

Your mileage may vary, of course.
Jarvio

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« Reply #17 on: 07-07-2013 20:32 »
« Last Edit on: 07-07-2013 20:38 »

I won't bother with details, I'm just going to rank these from best to worst:

"The Route Of All Evil"
"I Dated A Robot"
"Mother's Day"
"A Pharaoh To Remember"
I don't think any of these are particularly bad. I kinda like 'em.

"A Leela Of Her Own"
"That Darn Katz"
"All The President's Heads"
Whilst not universally awful, these aren't great.

"Neutopia"
"Naturama"
"Proposition Infinity"
"That's Lobstertainment"
"2D Blacktop"
"Yo Leela Leela"
These are pretty "meh" to pretty crappy.

"In A Gadda Da Leela"
"40% Leadbelly"
"T, The Terrestrial"
"The Futurama Holiday Spectacular"
"The Cryonic Woman"
"Attack of the Killer App"
These are the worst of the selected bunch. Not necessarily the worst episodes, just the worst of what's listed.

Your mileage may vary, of course.


If some of us are rank-ordering them, then here's my attempt (although I left out 'Naturama' and 'TTT', as they're not below 70%)

1 - That Darn Katz
2 - All The President's Heads
3 - Mother's Day
4 - Neutopia
5 - 2D Blacktop (Would be higher if not for the verbal abuse stuff)
6 - Proposition Infinity
7 - I Dated A Robot
8 - That's Lobstertainment
9 - The Cryonic Woman
10 - In A Gadda Da Leela
11 - A Leela Of Her Own
12 - Yo Leela Leela
13 - The Route Of All Evil
14 - A Pharaoh To Remember
15 - 40% Leadbelly
16 - Attack Of The Killer App

HUGE GAP

17 - The Futurama Holiday Spectacular

Just want to add more about "A Pharaoh To Remember" - I really wanted to like it. I loved the premise and the idea of it. I've always loved desert/egyption stuff too. But Bender really was too much of an ass in this episode. And Fry and Leela forgive him at the end just like that.... Why? I hated this episode, which is sad because the idea of it was great frown
Mr Zoidberg

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« Reply #18 on: 07-08-2013 19:58 »

I loved The Route of All Evil. Dwight and Cubert don't bother me and it was one of my top season 3 episodes. Idk why I live it so much I just do!
DotheBartman

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« Reply #19 on: 07-08-2013 20:15 »
« Last Edit on: 07-08-2013 20:16 »

I don't really care too much about canon vs. non-canon distinctions (as far as quality of episodes goes, that is) but what I hate about Naturama - other than it, you know, having precisely zero funny jokes in it - is that it just makes zero use of the actual characters or setting from the normal show. This is a problem a lot of these animated shows have (The Simpsons is especially guilty), where they frequently do these "trilogy" episodes that aren't just non-canon but set outside the normal universe of the show, and just have the characters essentially playing "dress up" and not being their normal selves. The problem is that I don't tune in to The Simpsons to see Mozart, I tune in to see Bart. I don't tune in to Futurama to see a bunch of fish, I tune in to see Fry and Bender. Having those characters go on a non-canon adventure (where they may die or things will happen that wouldn't normally happen on the series), where the characters are still basically themselves and have their normal personalities, is totally fine with me. But something like Naturama seems like a waste of the setting and characters that are already established. Toying with those characters and the setting and doing something with them that you wouldn't normally is much more interesting than removing them from the series entirely.
Kornography

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« Reply #20 on: 07-09-2013 01:07 »

My turn!

Mothers Day: No idea why this is rated at 68%, this is classic Futurama. The greeting card is hilarious. 9/10

The Cryonic Woman: I'm gonna go with Jarvio here and say that the first act was pretty good, it's just Michelle (and that weird third act) that kinda made the episode bad. I'd say it deserves a slightly higher rating. 6/10

Bendless Love (It's at 70%, close enough): This episode is about as good as the rating perceives it to be. I honestly liked Flexo's use in this episode more than in his debut. 7/10

That's Lobstertainment!: Once again, another good episode, albeit a bit future-by-the-numbers. 7/10

The Route of All Evil: Yeah, this one isn't very good. It takes two blahze plots and condenses them into one episode. 4.25/10

I Dated A Robot: WAY UNDERRATED! I loved the concept, and Lucy Liu has some good lines in this. 8.5/10

A Leela Of Her Own: See above, but maybe a bit less. 7.25/10

A Pharaoh to Remember: I rank this right below A Leela of Her Own. Honestly, the funeral scene is so damn good that the rest of the episode seems crap comparatively. 7.25/10

In-A-Gadda-Da-Leela: I remember liking it originally, then hating it, and upon a recent marathon of every episode, I went back to liking this one again to some degree. I hate Zapp for the most part, but I thought the whole reveal at the end was kinda funny. 7/10

Attack of the Killer App: Another case of good first act, a bad character, and a weird third act. 5.75/10

Proposition Infinity: Seems about right 6.5/10

That Darn Katz:...yeah no... 3/10

Lrrreconcilable Ndndifferences (Once again 70%, sue me): I like this episode alot. It has Delivery Boy Man for Zombie Christ sake! 8.75/10

The Futurama Holiday Spectacular: Yeah, its bad, but I liked the Robonaukah short. 4.25/10

Neutopia: Very underrated. Not much else to say 8.75/10

Yo Leela Leela: Not bad in any real respect, maybe a bit too many pop culture references, but that's about it. The ending left me in stitches. 7.5/10

All The Presidents Heads: Endings rushed, which was a running theme in most 6B episodes. I can understand why people don't like it, but I think it's alright. 7.75/10

Free Will Hunting (You know the drill): Its a little boring, but a decent enough episode. 6.75/10

The 40% Lead Belly: Trash, real trash... 3.75/10

2D Blacktop: I thought it was good, especially for a Professor centric episode. 7.5/10
TheBPB11

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« Reply #21 on: 07-15-2013 05:12 »

"Mother's Day" - I love this one.  It's a great episode. 9/10

"The Route of All Evil" - I don't mind Cubert or Dwight so I didn't mind this one. 7/10

"That's Lobstertaonment!" - I'd give it about a 7/10.  It really isn't that bad, it just isn't that memorable.  I like Calculon and Zoidberg, so that's something.

"I Dated A Robot" - I actually quite like this one.  It's far from the best episode ever but I like it.  8/10

"A Pharoah to Remember" - I give it a 6/10. The stuff in New New York's pretty good, I just don't find the rest particularly funny or interesting.

"That Darn Katz!" - I really don't like this one.  I like Nibbler and all, but of all of the Nibbler centric episodes (I Second That Emotion (sorta), The Day The Earth Stood Stupid, The Why of Fry) this one's by far the worst.  6/10

"Futurama Holiday Spectacular" - Meh.  5/10

"Yo Leela Leela" - I don't mind this one.  It's not great or particularly bad.  6/10

"Forty Percent Leadbelly" - This one's just awful.  4/10

"2-D Blacktop" - I don't like this one that much, but it's passable. 6/10
MuchAdo

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« Reply #22 on: 07-15-2013 05:17 »

"All The President's Heads" is still by far the worst episode to me.

It's pure garbage.
GRichards

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« Reply #23 on: 07-18-2013 01:03 »

Id say almost all of them are greay but if I had too pick one it would be 40% leadbelly. Honestly if I say the truth I never found an episode I disliked fully. Probally cryonic women would be my least favorite. You!!
cartoonlover27

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« Reply #24 on: 07-21-2013 15:27 »

I'm one of those weirdos who LIKES the " crappy" ones.

Mother's Day-9/10
Forty Percent-10/10
Neutopia-6/10
Destroyer334545

Bending Unit
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« Reply #25 on: 07-23-2013 04:09 »

Yo Leela Leela is a 7/10, not horrible, not good either, kinda meh-ish
Forty percent lead-belly is a 0/10, SO BAD IT GAVE ME CANCER!!!
Neutopia is a 7.5/10 to me, not too bad!
TTT wasn't bad at all, 7.9/10, VERY under-rated
ATPH was Horrible, 3/10
The Bots and the Bees should be a 6/10 IMO
DannyJC13

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« Reply #26 on: 07-23-2013 13:46 »

Yo Leela Leela is a 7/10, not horrible, not good either, kinda meh-ish
Forty percent lead-belly is a 0/10, SO BAD IT GAVE ME CANCER!!!

I disagree with these two, Yo Leela Leela is just pure crap. Forty Percent Leadbelly was pretty bad, but not as bad as everyone makes it out to be. Of course, that's just my opinion.
PhoffiFozz
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« Reply #27 on: 07-25-2013 18:34 »

Wow...  such strong opinions.  I couldn't rate any Futurama episode below a 5 (if that) especially based on most other television programs...

"That Darn Katz" a bad episode?
Tachyon

DOOP Secretary
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« Reply #28 on: 07-25-2013 21:42 »


I loathed TDK on first watching, but it's grown on me with every viewing.  I actually like it, now smile

PeskyOwl

Crustacean
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« Reply #29 on: 07-25-2013 22:31 »

I loved the first and last Futurama direct-to-DVD movies, thought Bender's game was pretty good, and thought the Yivo one was the movie most in need of a "do-over" since The Undiscovered Country.

That's Lobstertainment and Theif of Baghead are episodes that I both find pretty entertaining, but I was a theatre minor and very nearly a theatre double major. Like Harold Zoid telling the people they're all too serious, and not to be afraid to throw a pie every now and then resulting in screaming lunatics in the background -- that's killer. One of my all-time favorite Futurama quotes is from this one, too. When asked if Bender can gurantee Calculon an Oscar he replies, "I can gurantee you pretty much anything."

I enjoy a "Leela of her Own". I think the secret to enjoying that one is enjoying a Naked Gun/Police Squad-esque sense of slapstick. I also love the poor baseball player who gets his record for being the worst player ever ruined. "You're holding the bat upside down!"  "I said, throw the ball."

I only thought "Yo Leela-Leela" was sub-par. I'd totally put Futurama Holiday Spectacular below that one.
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