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PEE Poll: Was it fun?
1/10 Holiday Cuminmyface,spankmyassandkillme Spectacular   -5 (6.9%)
2/10   -2 (2.8%)
3/10 Modern Treehouse of Horror   -3 (4.2%)
4/10   -1 (1.4%)
5/10 Naturama   -8 (11.1%)
6/10   -10 (13.9%)
7/10   -7 (9.7%)
8/10 Anthology of Interest   -17 (23.6%)
9/10   -13 (18.1%)
10/10 Reincarnation   -6 (8.3%)
Total Voters: 72

UnrealLegend

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« Reply #80 on: 07-20-2013 10:12 »

In the spirit of the near-ubiquitous usage on PEEL of the title "The Futurama Holiday Craptacular," I propose that those who strongly disliked this episode hereby refer to it as "Saturday Morning Dumb Shit." If they so choose.

Counter proposal: "Saturday Morning Fuck This".

I'll probably be using "Saturday Morning Flunk Pit."
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« Reply #81 on: 07-20-2013 14:37 »

What's it alternating with? Other things he's said?

I guess it was funny Larry Bird refused to be in this trash, and Futurama is proud that it's so bad he wanted nothing to do with it.

I have this weird feeling that the final seven will ALL be great.
TheMadCapper

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« Reply #82 on: 07-20-2013 18:14 »

Reading this thread, I would not have expected the poll results we've got.
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« Reply #83 on: 07-20-2013 19:31 »

This was a good episode.  I loved Saturday morning cartoons when I was a kid and this episode delivered on the feel of that.

First act:  As has been pointed out here quite a bit, Scooby Doo parodies have been done aplenty, but there's nothing wrong with another take.  I like that the this parody focused a lot on the animation.  You can tell the show is run by animation nerds.  I especially liked that they imitated the dirt and scratches on an animation cell and that you could see the cell move across the screen as they moved the mystery van.  That cracked me up.  I thought they also captured the color palate of Scooby Doo and put it to good use here.

The Globetrotter appearance was a nice tie in with Futurama since they appeared in a few episodes of Scooby Doo as well.

2nd act: A nice parody of the crass commercialism that drove my Saturday morning cartoons.  I wish I could get a video that had both the old shows and the commercials that played along with them.  I bet the product tie-ins are much more blatant than I remember them being.  It would be pretty funny to see them now that I'm an adult.

The fake commercials in the Purpleberry Pond segment were the funniest part for me.  The writers were spot on with the parody of the "part of a complete breakfast" pitch that was always mentioned with these cereals.  They would always show the cereal with toast and eggs and orange juice.  When I was a kid I always thought "Who is eating eggs and toast with their cereal?"  None of the kids I knew were.  It seemed silly even at the time.

Third act: G.I. Joe was my favorite cartoon when I was a young one, so I liked this segment the best. I still have all my toys in a container down in the basement.  The marketing worked!  I loved Nixon's overdubs and how the writers fit the Futurama characters into the G.I. Joe universe. Seeing the Professor as a Dr. Mindbender knock-off was awesome.  They captured the feel of the old episodes with two armies just shooting at each other seemingly all the time.  The G.I. Zapp episode was way more violent than the actual show which made me laugh.  In the original G.I. Joe nobody ever managed to hit much of anything during those epic battles.  And if someone actually managed to shoot down a plane of blow up a tank you always saw the parachutes or the people crawling away safely from the wreckage.  Poor Kif wasn't so lucky!

8/10
SolidSnake

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« Reply #84 on: 07-20-2013 19:45 »

G.I. Joe was my favorite cartoon when I was a young one, so I liked this segment the best. I still have all my toys in a container down in the basement.  The marketing worked!  I loved Nixon's overdubs and how the writers fit the Futurama characters into the G.I. Joe universe. Seeing the Professor as a Dr. Mindbender knock-off was awesome.  They captured the feel of the old episodes with two armies just shooting at each other seemingly all the time.  The G.I. Zapp episode was way more violent than the actual show which made me laugh.
Funny. my dad used to love G.I. Joe as a kid too! He said he used collect all of the G.I. Joe dolls/figures. Never told me whether he watched the show or not. He even told me one of the happiest moments of his life was when he got a real-life hair doll of him or something like that, since they were such a big thing back then.

But since he grew up with Saturday Morning Cartoons (Like Bugs Bunny, and not any of these, unfortunately), he enjoyed the episode as much as I did. Growing up for me, I never watched Saturday Morning Cartoons, since they were all bad. (With the exception of Pokemon every now and then). But I did like watching Scooby Doo and a bunch of old Cartoons on Boomerang.  
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« Reply #85 on: 07-20-2013 20:43 »

I have to get my hands on those healthy purple berries! Burt1
totalnerd undercanada

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« Reply #86 on: 07-21-2013 02:10 »
« Last Edit on: 07-21-2013 04:50 by totalnerduk »

I wish I could get a video that had both the old shows and the commercials that played along with them.  I bet the product tie-ins are much more blatant than I remember them being.  It would be pretty funny to see them now that I'm an adult.

As I recall, the advertisements that played with most of the cartoons in the 80s and early 90s were either for sweets, the toys that tied in with the cartoon, hot wheels, matchbox cars, Alphabites, Lego, board games, those magazines that required you to collect 100 issues to build a glow in the dark dinosaur skeleton or something equally crappy, Fishfingers or for theme parks. At least, that's the way they packaged those advertising blocks here in the UK, right up until the mid-90s, when they seemed to just go crazy for a bit and start advertising stuff like Stannah Stairlifts in the middle of Duck Tales. I shit you not.

My favourite adverts from that era are the Lego ones, where castles and cities spontaneously assemble themselves, and tiny plastic people rampage across a backdrop showcasing the six or seven most expensive Lego sets of the day.

Ah, thinking back, He-Man was probably the show with the best advertisements. They always used to cram one for the He-Man action figures in there, and then they'd balance it out by showing something that was less about punching people in the face - there were a ton of adverts for sweets shown with He-Man. Although, I've found a set of adverts from the end of a He-Man broadcast without any for action figures.

The only cereals I specifically recall being advertised with the cartoons on Saturday television are Coco Pops, Weetabix, and Frosties, and they never really used to focus on anything other than the mascot for the cereal - the actual product itself seems like an afterthought, especially in some Frosties advertisements. This one from the late 80s (which I remember being on all the fucking time) is more focused on Tony the Tiger taking part in a motorcycle race.

There's a Frosties advert in this lot that's more about the cereal. A lot of these adverts were shown in the breaks on children's TV during that era (and yes, these are all UK adverts, so they'll probably not be too familiar to anybody who wasn't in the UK during the mid to late eighties).

There's a Frosties advert in this set (adverts begin at 0:40, after the end of Sooty), that advertises the toy you get with the cereal, rather than saying anything about the cereal at all, other than it comes with the toy.

Smarties ran awesome adverts during children's television. This set also includes an hilariously inappropriate scent advertisement.

Oh, I've found an advert for another cereal. Toppas! I honestly don't remember ever having seen that advert (though the rest in this set are familiar).

Finally, this advert ran in every single advertisement break on UK television during most of 1989.

Anyhow, if you want to take a look at the adverts that ran with your favourite cartoons as a child, youtube can probably take you back in time to do so.

Just for contrast, here's a set of UK adverts from the 80s, shown on a channel without children's programming: Channel 4, 1982.
DannyJC13

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« Reply #87 on: 07-21-2013 02:21 »

Finally, this advert ran in every single advertisement break on UK television during most of 1989.

I swear that was on TV just recently.
bankrupt

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« Reply #88 on: 07-21-2013 21:03 »

The only cereals I specifically recall being advertised with the cartoons on Saturday television are Coco Pops, Weetabix, and Frosties, and they never really used to focus on anything other than the mascot for the cereal - the actual product itself seems like an afterthought, especially in some Frosties advertisements. This one from the late 80s (which I remember being on all the fucking time) is more focused on Tony the Tiger taking part in a motorcycle race.

Tony the Tiger was in a lot of commercials here during Saturday morning cartoons.  The other cereals I remember getting a lot of advertising play during that time were Rice Krispies and Lucky Charms.  All of those cereals are still on the shelves today.  Now they advertise the "whole grains" added to them instead of focusing on the sugar!  That's why those cereals had to be part of a complete breakfast because they have so little beneficial nutrition on their own.  They're junk for your body, but I still do enjoy a bowl of them every now and then.

The one lot of commercials you posted had an advertisement for Milky Way candy bars.  It's awesome that they were advertising it as something you could eat between meals without spoiling your appetite!  How practical.
MuchAdo

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« Reply #89 on: 07-22-2013 05:07 »
« Last Edit on: 07-22-2013 05:08 »

What's it alternating with? Other things he's said?

I guess it was funny Larry Bird refused to be in this trash, and Futurama is proud that it's so bad he wanted nothing to do with it.

I have this weird feeling that the final seven will ALL be great.

Danny STFU, the final seven will be great, did you see the great writers they got for the final episodes??!!

They SHOULD be great.

The Rowe episode is the only one I worry for.

And I have every right to hate any episode of Futurama, and/or love any episode.
It's my opinion, so forget you.

I loved last season, but so far this year has sucked.

SolidSnake

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« Reply #90 on: 07-22-2013 09:43 »
« Last Edit on: 07-22-2013 21:00 »

I also did like last season, while the last 5 eps were a really mixed bag. And that mixed bag has continued onward to Season 7B, so far. I wouldn't say it sucks. But it's around the meh area right now. The real highlight of 7B so far is "The Inhuman Torch". Twas a great ep. Maybe this final 7 is what they're mainly referring to when they say it's their "best last season ever'. If Calculon 2.0 is at the meh side as well, I might lose alot of hope. I did like "Fry and Leela's Fling", and "Saturday Morning Fun pit". The rest were good. but don't stand out to me at all. Wouldn't say they're bad, but around the 6/10-8/10 area.

EDIT* 500th Post! Now a Starship Captain! Yippee!!!  big grin
DannyJC13

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« Reply #91 on: 07-22-2013 20:00 »

the final seven will be great,

but so far this year has sucked.

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MYK

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« Reply #92 on: 07-23-2013 05:57 »

This was an interesting episode, deeply flawed but still with some great nuggets here and there.

The writing wasn't particularly bad, the big problem was that the premise was WAY too specific.

In Reincarnation, the main source of parody was the animation styles of each act. Since that's pretty general in all cases (Anime, black-and-white cartoons, 8-bit) the writers had a lot to work with. Naturama wasn't as broad but still got the job done.

This episode parodied three very specific 1980s American cartoons. Because of this, I feel as if a lot of the jokes are going to be lost on people who never saw the cartoons in question. The one cartoon that was really general enough to appeal to a really broad audience was the parody of Scooby Doo, and I feel as if that fell flat because the show was so cheesy to begin with. There were some chuckles, but overall it just didn't click for me. Definitely didn't expect Hermes to be Fred.

The Strawberry Shortcake part was just boring.

GI Zapp was the highlight of this episode. Nixon's excessive overdubbing of the episode was hilarious.

I'd give this a 5/10. However...the first time I saw Reincarnation I thought it was pretty bad because a lot of the references went over my head. That could happen with this one too on a re-watch.
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« Reply #93 on: 07-23-2013 05:59 »
« Last Edit on: 07-23-2013 06:10 »

This was pretty much a trainwreck, especially when compared to the far superior "Reincarnation." While the former went for clever, astute observational parodies/homages to general styles/mediums, the source material here was very specific, and had already been satirised to death. I mean, why even bother with a Scooby Doo parody, especially when other shows like South Park and The Venture Bros already did it far better? Oh, Shaggy's a pot-head, THAT joke's never been made before! Fuck that segment.

The G.I. Joe segment wasn't quite as bad, but still wasn't funny. The joke with the re-dubbing was decent in concept, less in execution, and became unbearable with repetition. Purpleberry Pond was probably my favourite. Granted, like the other segments, it was just one joke stretched way too thin, but at least it was a funny joke. Every time it cut to the Professor and Zoidberg with NO further plot development, I laughed harder. But yeah, NONE of these segments needed to be a full act long. The Nixon wrap-arounds were weak too, and actually made the episode make LESS sense (why are there multiple Planet Express-related cartoons in the Futurama universe?!). We didn't need them. Actually, this didn't need to be a Futurama episode at all. The material could've easily been reworked to fit any other show. But why would you even do it with material this weak?

3/10 (would've been a 1/10 if it weren't for Purpleberry Pond)

Bort.

EDIT: Haha, whoops, I pretty much just echoed what MYK said about the Reincarnation comparison. Oh well. It's true.
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #94 on: 07-23-2013 06:41 »

I'm starting to think my rating of 5/10 was far too generous. The more I think about it, the more this reminds me The Futurama Holiday Shitfest. There's one passable act with a decent number of gags that feel like they belong on the show (GI Zapp/Robanukah), one act that has perhaps one funny joke and that's it (Purpleberry Pond/Xmas), and one act that's completely awful with practically no redeeming qualities (Bendy-Boo/Kwanzaa).

When I get the DVD, I'll may actually skip this one.  frown
winna

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« Reply #95 on: 07-23-2013 09:04 »

I gave it a 10.  Just to jazz up the poll. smile
Not4You2Know
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« Reply #96 on: 07-24-2013 16:17 »

Don't worry people.  There will be an episode about Fry and Leela and you'll all be happy.   It's like no other episodes matter.....

UnrealLegend

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« Reply #97 on: 07-24-2013 17:25 »

Hey, I'm not even a shipper. It just so happens that the Fry/Leela episodes are often better written than the others.
Spicy Weasel

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« Reply #98 on: 07-24-2013 18:40 »

My lowest rating ever 5/10.

The Scooby Doo parody was so lame.... nothing new, all been done before and better.  Snore.   Compare this to the excellent Slurm Charlie & the Chocolate Factory spoof and see how terrible it really is.  What the hell went wrong in the writers meetings?

Purpleberry - should have been 2 minutes long with 1:30 of that the ads.  Only the Prof voice and Zoidberg 'bort' were even remotely funny.   Again, done before and done better (Robot Chicken for one).

GI Joe - Zapp and war again?   How could this possibly go wrong?   Oh, like that.

I am very disappointed in this season so far unfortunately, and I have been very forgiving of bad eps in the past.   ET and 40% Leadbelly really fell flat for me.


Professor Zoidy

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« Reply #99 on: 07-25-2013 05:00 »
« Last Edit on: 07-25-2013 05:08 »

Act One: As an avid Scooby fan in my younger years, this really spoke to me on a few levels. First, it captured the attention of my inner child and secondly played upon all the tropes the show had, such as scratched up cells, missing frames of animation, inevitable and gratuitous use of the laugh track, etc. The animation was nice, and the styling was transformed to be a bit more Scooby. They did a decent job matching it up and I'm glad they put the Globetrotters to use here. Perfect opportunity to tie the two shows together in a sense.

Act Two: Never watched Strawberry Shortcake but that's ok. This is a play on how they blatantly marketed things to kids as well as how the cartoons HAD to feature messages.

Act Three: G. I. Joe. Never watched this either.  Nixon commentary reminds me of the stupid stuff I make up and say t TV shows I've watched way too many times.


Overall not a bad episode to me... Maybe I like it so much because I'm a huge animation nerd in general and thrive on this kinda stuff. Who knows. BTW Scooby's original run was from the late sixties into the late 70s.

7/10
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« Reply #100 on: 07-25-2013 05:02 »

G.I Zapp was goddammed hilarious. Maybe it's because I have a sick, twisted sense of humor, but I kept me laughing all throughout the segment.

Orphan Crippler. Classic.
flesheatingbull

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« Reply #101 on: 07-27-2013 07:05 »

Billy West deserves an Emmy for this episode. That guy is great.
JoshTheater

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« Reply #102 on: 07-28-2013 22:16 »
« Last Edit on: 07-28-2013 22:39 »

This was a weird episode. It wasn't very good at all. That said, the fact that it actually had some interesting concepts and a few passable jokes, plus the fact that they actually at least attempted to fit it into the real Futurama world somehow like the AOI episodes (even if they didn't do a great job at it), means I liked it a lot more than any of the other segmented episodes since the return of the show. It didn't make me cringe anywhere near as much as The Futurama Holiday Spectacular, Reincarnation (I really don't understand the praise that episode gets, I thought it was horribly unfunny), or Naturama (easily the most boring half hour of television Futurama has produced). This episode at least gave me a giggle or two, and fascinated me simply at how weird it was (especially the middle segment with Professor Farnsworth and Zoidberg's repeated lines). I was glad that the second and third segment each had their own catch (the commercials and Nixon's editing, respectively) and weren't just straightforward parodies throughout like the first one, like Reincarnation did. That alone allowed it to be just interesting enough to keep my attention.

On another note, while the Johnny Bravo episode was mentioned in here and that episode certainly is excellent, the best Scooby Doo parody ever is by far the Venture Bros. episode. Fashioning each of the characters on famous insane murderers is genius (it added their own twist to provide the humor instead of relying simply on easy jokes referencing the show), and also they managed to do the parody while fitting everything in to the actual canon of the show instead of having its own separate segment. Not to mention that Venture Bros. as a show was already essentially an homage to shows like Scooby Doo and Johnny Quest in the first place.
cartoonlover27

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« Reply #103 on: 07-28-2013 22:19 »
« Last Edit on: 07-28-2013 22:25 »

Billy West deserves an Emmy for this episode. That guy is great.

As a wannabe voice actor, god I love him. Ultimate role model!!! He's good at every character he's ever done! He's exceptionally great in this episode as well.
SolidSnake

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« Reply #104 on: 07-28-2013 22:23 »

Billy West deserves an Emmy for this episode. That guy is great.
His voice was good. I'll admit to that. Although it still sounded the same in the Bendee Boo and GI Zapp. His voice as Farnsworth in PurpleBerry Pond is the only thing that made up for that awful segment.
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #105 on: 07-29-2013 01:40 »

Billy was indeed great in this episode, but if anyone deserves an award for voice acing; it's Maurice LaMarche in "Calculon 2.0".
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« Reply #106 on: 07-29-2013 01:50 »

Not to mention that Venture Bros. as a show was already essentially an homage to shows like Scooby Doo and Johnny Quest in the first place.

Please don't tell me you're putting Scooby Doo within 100,000 light years of Johnny Quest??

If you are, then

JoshTheater

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« Reply #107 on: 07-29-2013 02:24 »
« Last Edit on: 07-29-2013 02:37 »

I wasn't, I was just saying that The Venture Bros. frequently references and satirizes both shows (which were both produced by Hanna-Barbera) and those kind of adventure/mystery cartoons in general, or at least it did in its earlier seasons.

That said, now that you bring it up, I'm not sure I can agree with the idea that there's as much of a discrepancy in quality between the two shows as you are making it out to be, at least not when referring to their 60s incarnations. I'd say they both carry a certain balance of good traits as well as a considerable level of cheese. Scooby-Doo did certainly degrade into the shameless guest-star whoring and lazy animation that the segment in this Futurama episode takes a lot of shots at as it went on, but as far as the early stuff goes, I don't really see how you could consider Jonny Quest to be that big of a step above it.
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« Reply #108 on: 08-19-2013 23:58 »

I liked Nixon's editing of the G.I. Zapp cartoon, but the other 2 segments were torture to sit through, especially the Scooby Doo parody (I never liked Scooby Doo, even as a child). I was also offended by the "mentally ill" joke. 5/10

laff That was the only funny joke in that whole segment.

First 2 segments were very weak for me, they seemed about current Simpsons level quality. Last segment was pretty good I guess but not good enough to save this episode. 4/10 worst episode yet I think.
SolidSnake

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« Reply #109 on: 08-20-2013 00:10 »
« Last Edit on: 08-20-2013 19:12 »

Man, I really enjoyed this ep......Not like how I enjoy a episode of Futurama, but how I would like something to watch generally. And I don't like watching a whole lot of stuff.

I mean I guess I'm a sucker for parodies. I liked this ep though. I thought Bendy Boo did a great job fitting in all of the characters traits onto Scooby Doo. It would have been nice to see Nibbler or Flexo be a kinda Scrappy Doo for a brief moment. Oh, and Cyber-T, I don't think having Nibbler as Fred would make any sense at all, if you'd think about it.  tongue One thing I didn't exactly like about it, was the jokes. Whenever it gave out jokes, I didn't like them. Not at all. I liked the Yucki-Tori and the Fry-Bender Shaggy Scooby Bond. Also, did anybody else laugh when Hermes said "I think it looks nice". Idk, just the way he said it cracks me up. But the other gags like the hallway and the "Mentally Ill" joke just wasn't funny at all. I liked alot of the story aspects and the character's aspects. So I guess I'd have to give this one a 7/10

I didn't like the PurpleBerry Pond. It relied on one joke the whole time, and the ads were meh. It reminded me heavily of Yo Leela Leela (which was one of the worst eps ever). And there just isn't much to say about this one. It kinda blew. I'll give it a 4/10 for the backgrounds, and pretty background.

G.I Zapp was most likely the best out of the three. I loved the Character Design for Professtro. That and other designs are just fucking bad-ass. That being said, I loved the Nixon Commentary. It had me laughing to tears around the end. (Find that apple, it's down there Somewhere!). There's not much more to say about it than that. I'd have to give that a good 9/10.

So considering all of these, I think I will change my current rate for this to a 8/10. Definitely better than the boring mess known as Naturama.
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« Reply #110 on: 08-24-2013 03:06 »
« Last Edit on: 08-24-2013 03:12 »

Didnt enjoyed... i know whats the point and what they are trying to do... simply i dont understand why is necesary ... whats next? doing sitcom just because so?

...oh wait..

(even tought the last part was funny accuratelly about what they actually did ..for example when they versioned the anime Space battleship Yamato into the US version "StarBlazers" they pretty much did this stuff , editing out evident death scenes adding the "death character" voice in off saying "im ok i got out" and so.. still dont see why we need this in Futurama
SolidSnake

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« Reply #111 on: 08-24-2013 05:02 »

There is definitely better episodes in this Season, like Game of Tones, Inhuman Torch and Murder on the Planet Express.

I guess this is a love-it or hate-it episode, like Danny pointed out on Page 1.
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« Reply #112 on: 09-06-2013 00:09 »

My favourite episode
KurtPikachu2001

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« Reply #113 on: 09-07-2013 22:30 »

Really cool episode.  One of the few I've seen because my TV broke this summer.  Got a new one, though.  Liked how Saturday Morning cartoons were made fun of, especially those stupid, "After these messages" bumpers.  The Scooby Doo one was cool, but it was very condesending how they made Leela be Daphne. 

Daphne was a damsel-in-distress on the show.   Purpleberry Pond was cool.  GI Zapp as well.   Instead of Scooby Doo, the writers should've done Danger Mouse, or those Pink Panther cartoons like The Inspector or Misterjaw.  Better yet, it should've done That Dukes of Hazzard cartoon. 

It could've been worse.   At least they didn't do that monstrosity known as The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!  Or Sonic satam!   That would've been a nightmare!

4/5
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« Reply #114 on: 09-08-2013 15:17 »

The Scooby Doo one was cool, but it was very condesending how they made Leela be Daphne. 

Daphne was a damsel-in-distress on the show.

Still not over that, I see.
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« Reply #115 on: 09-08-2013 17:06 »

I'm pretty certain no condescension was intended with making Leela Daphne, Kurt. I think they just needed someone to be Daphne, and Leela and Amy were the only two likely options, so it had to be one of them.
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« Reply #116 on: 11-10-2013 16:09 »

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:

6/10 (although Id put it below Naturama)
Act 1: Other than Takei's appearance and Bird's voice mail, pretty unmemorable.  Scooby Doo is a crappy cartoon, and not in the good way. 4/10
Act 2: Dont know the source material, so alot of it was lost on me, but still, they beat their points to a pulp (Commercialism and mega-PC).  1+2 had alot of jokes that were probably hilarious to those in the industry, but was lost on me.  And brought back memories of Yo Leela Leela  cry  2/10
Act 3: I love me some GI Zapp!!!  Fry's (and especially Zapp's) face was oddly disturbing.  Nixon's deftness with audiotape is great.  When Nixon is trying to PCify quotes, his "Umm...pass" was hilarious.  Worth watching just for the third act.
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« Reply #117 on: 11-11-2013 13:14 »

I gave it a 2/10 because it wasn't 'spankmyass' bad, it was more of a 'suckedlikeavacuum,' episode.
cartoonlover27

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« Reply #118 on: 11-11-2013 13:28 »

I gave it a 2/10 because it wasn't 'spankmyass' bad, it was more of a 'suckedlikeavacuum,' episode.

2/10! That's rough. How many episodes have you even seen?
ShinyMetal***

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« Reply #119 on: 11-11-2013 15:37 »

Again, quite a few, almost the whole series besides most of the last season. I don't see how my disliking of SMFP has anything to do with the amount of episodes I've seen?  tongue
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