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PEE Poll: Best episode of this season so far?
2/D Blacktop   -1 (4%)
Fry and Leela's Big Fling   -9 (36%)
T:The Terrestrial   -1 (4%)
Forty Percent Leadbelly   -0 (0%)
The Inhuman Torch   -5 (20%)
Saturday Morning Fun Pit   -3 (12%)
Calculon 2.0   -6 (24%)
Assie Come Home   -0 (0%)
Leela and the Genestalk   -0 (0%)
Total Voters: 25

JoshTheater

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« Reply #40 on: 08-19-2013 23:49 »

For me:

1) The Inhuman Torch
2) Fry And Leela's Big Fling
3) Assie Come Home
Lyra405

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« Reply #41 on: 08-20-2013 00:20 »

I'll see how much I enjoy the next few episodes, but for now:

1) Leela and the Genestalk
2) Game of Tones
3) Fry and Leela's Big Fling

Choosing between LatG and GoT was a difficult decision, but I think I enjoyed LatG a bit more.
FutureMike17

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« Reply #42 on: 08-20-2013 00:28 »

I think the next three episodes are going to be great.

I think it will go like this though in how great they are:
1- Meanwhile
2- Murder on the Planet Express
3- Stench and Stenchibility
DotheBartman

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« Reply #43 on: 08-20-2013 00:32 »
« Last Edit on: 08-20-2013 00:33 »

I bet that at the end of this season, Meanwhile is gong to be #1.
....just sayin'.


I'm willing to bet that even if it turns out to be full of over the top, sappy nonsense it'll still be #1 (just like Overclockwise). A lot of shippers seem to completely miss various problems, which is why "A Farewell to Arms" is the highest rated 7A episode on CGEF.

I'm not exactly a big shipper, but A Farewell to Arms is actually one of my favorite episodes (not even just of the season, probably of the series) and the last few minutes especially are great. I don't think it's just a "shippers" episode.

Anyway, runaway favorite of 7B is Game of Tones, but I also really loved Fry and Leela's Big Fling (also, despite not being a shipper) and Assie Come Home. I feel like I need to see Calculon 2.0 again.
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #44 on: 08-20-2013 01:29 »

This is the kind of poll where we should be able to change our votes; especially when it's made part way through the season.

"Game of Tones" hit all the right notes (see what I did there? wink ) for me, so that's my choice. It wasn't absolutely perfect, but I felt that it came exceptionally close.

Interestingly, I think it's incredibly overrated as far as the "emotional aspect" goes. While the ending was sweet, it's not even close to the likes of "Jurassic Bark" and "The Luck of the Fryrish" in my opinion. Again, it's not bad by any means.
DotheBartman

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« Reply #45 on: 08-20-2013 01:50 »

My thinking on Game of Tones is, while it's nowhere near as impactful as Jurassic Bark or Luck of The Fryrish, it's still an amazing episode in its own right. I mean, Jurassic Bark is maybe the one thing I've ever seen on television that had me just outright bawling almost, so it's not really a fair comparison to say "yeah this was emotional, but it's not as touching as THE SADDEST GODDAMN THING EVER." I don't hold it against an episode that it's not as good as Jurassic Bark, because otherwise I wouldn't like any of the series' other 139 episodes because JB is my favorite episode; Game of Tones still made me laugh a ton and then brought a tear to my eye, so it's doing something right. There are degrees of classicness, I guess is what I'm saying.
Mr Snrub

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« Reply #46 on: 08-20-2013 01:58 »

^ This guy seems trustworthy. What's his angle?
Beamer

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« Reply #47 on: 08-20-2013 02:57 »

Jurassic Bark hasn't aged very well. It hit me hard when I was, like, 14, but looking at it now, I find its construction to be very emotionally manipulative.

Plus, I hate animals, I'm an only child, and I'm no longer in touch with my mother (whom I've never had a good relationship with), so, yeah, none of these episodes have really impacted me much. As someone who's had more than his fair share of unrequited love though, the last few moments of Time Keeps on Slippin' are perhaps the most gut-wrenching of the show for me.
cartoonlover27

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« Reply #48 on: 08-20-2013 03:56 »

^ I love animals, but Jurassic Bark never made me tear up. Luck of the Fryrish, though, every time.
Monster_Robot_Maniac

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #49 on: 08-20-2013 04:21 »
« Last Edit on: 08-20-2013 04:31 »

So far, only GOT has made me tear up a little, probably because I've got a good relationship with my mother. JB and LOTF just didn't do it for me, although I did see how It could make some others tear up.

I'm surprised Leela's Homeworld isn't considered a very emotional episode. That one was very heartwarming, at least to me, especially at the end when it shows her parents helping her through life secretly.

I'm not really that exited for Stench and Stenchibility. Sure, it'll be cool to see crazy 'ol Roberto again, but the plot seems kind of iffy. But, I can't say, as very little plot information has been revealed.

I am, however, exited for 'Murder on the Planet Express'. I love darker episodes of regularly bright and cheery TV shows. Wonder if they'll explain how they got Bessie back after 'LATB'? I bet this one will become one of my all-time favorites.

But, remember...
Once again, though...
I bet that at the end of this season, Meanwhile is gong to be #1.
....just sayin'.

UnrealLegend

Space Pope
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« Reply #50 on: 08-20-2013 04:34 »

I've never been a dog person, yet JB kills me every time. Whoever directed that episode is a genius.

Similarly, TLOTF and LH consistently simulate onion-cutting, though on a smaller scale. In the latter episode's case, I think it's Katey Segal's excellent performance that makes the whole thing work, because aside from that the episode is super predictable.
Beamer

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« Reply #51 on: 08-20-2013 05:48 »

^ I love animals, but Jurassic Bark never made me tear up. Luck of the Fryrish, though, every time.

Fryrish is certainly the best out of these episodes; at least in terms of being well-written and the emotional ending not seeming forced.
Anna3000

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« Reply #52 on: 08-20-2013 06:17 »

^ I love animals, but Jurassic Bark never made me tear up. Luck of the Fryrish, though, every time.

Fryrish is certainly the best out of these episodes; at least in terms of being well-written and the emotional ending not seeming forced.

Fryrish has never affected me emotionally at all. I have no idea why it doesn't tug at my heartstrings, but it's never even made me tear up slightly.

Now, Jurassic Bark is an entirely different story. It doesn't affect me as strongly now as the first time I watched it, but it still gets to me every single time. I am a major dog lover, though, so that probably explains a good deal of why.
Leela's Homeworld was equally moving for me initially, but now it's even more so. Whereas JB's effect on me has diminished somewhat over repeated viewings, LH is as powerful to me as it was the first time I saw it.

GoT doesn't come close to either of those episodes for me, but it is excellent enough to tie with FALBF as my favorite episode so far this season.
Tachyon

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« Reply #53 on: 08-20-2013 06:43 »
« Last Edit on: 08-20-2013 06:45 »


Now, Jurassic Bark is an entirely different story. It doesn't affect me as strongly now as the first time I watched it, but it still gets to me every single time. I am a major dog lover, though, so that probably explains a good deal of why.
Leela's Homeworld was equally moving for me initially, but now it's even more so. Whereas JB's effect on me has diminished somewhat over repeated viewings, LH is as powerful to me as it was the first time I saw it.


That's my take on both of those episodes, to a tee!  (even though I'm not a dog lover, but I was given up for adoption when I was two weeks old and finally found my birth mother many decades later).

However, GoT still got to me.  Hard.

Monster_Robot_Maniac

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #54 on: 08-26-2013 21:50 »

I've gotta change mine again--Now it's Murder on the Planet Express. That episode is awesome, other than the kind-of rushed ending (I don't really mind the ending, as they had to end it somehow).

Keep in Mind...
But, remember...
Once again, though...
I bet that at the end of this season, Meanwhile is gong to be #1.
....just sayin'.

Mr Snrub

Urban Legend
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« Reply #55 on: 08-26-2013 22:19 »

I haven't seen a thing about Meanwhile, but I'm not expecting a classic. I hope it will be, but I hope every Futurama episode is a classic.
Quantum Neutrino Field

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #56 on: 08-26-2013 22:27 »

Meanwhile will most likely to be very good, but Murder on the Planet Express was so great, it will be hard to top it as my favorite of the season.
Monster_Robot_Maniac

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #57 on: 08-26-2013 23:59 »

I haven't seen a thing about Meanwhile, but I'm not expecting a classic. I hope it will be, but I hope every Futurama episode is a classic.
I'm asuming it will be myslef (In case my many statements haven't shown that to you), because so far every other Futurama finale has been awesome (and yes, I'm counting 'Overclockwise' when I say that.). I guess you can't judge a book by it's cover, though, so we'll just have to see how it is when it comes out.
SolidSnake

Professor
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« Reply #58 on: 08-27-2013 00:21 »
« Last Edit on: 08-27-2013 00:29 »

Jurrasic Bark never ever did anything to me.

I don't know why. I'm not a complete dog lover/hater or anything like that. I'll agree the ending is kind of sad, but didn't do a thing to me. I think the whole episode itself is overrated. It started out great, but once Fry got Seymour and the whole Trying-to-revive Seymour thing started, the episode felt like it was just dragging itself out. Worse yet, it was dragging itself throughout two acts the episode. Bender's jealousy was a pretty good way to keep things rolling, the Robo-Puppy gag was hilarious. And the flashbacks of Fry's past was a great treat as well.

Luck of the Fryrish. Nothing, and I mean nothing will ever be able to top that. The ending of that episode always gives me wet eyes. I don't know, maybe it's because I have an older brother. I felt stupid crying on it the first time around watching it. But damn it, it still gives me the wet eyes.

Benders Big Score. I didn't really see anything emotional in this one. In the ending, they tried to be kind of emotional, but it felt so rushed and ultimately failed for me.

Lethal Inspection did nothing as well. I was at like a 25% feeling of awe. But was also surprised about what I was seeing. I mean Hermes? Working for mom? Never thought I'd see that.

Cold warriors had me at like more of a 40% awe. I felt like it was almost kind of rushed to be put in there. But I didn't look at it as anything sappy. And I think that's what the point of having it there was. Not to make you sappy, but to make you see that even as a strict hard working man, Fry's dad still loves Fry. And also to give us a look at his soft-side. I think it was a nice touch to an overall great episode.

Overclockwise failed to show any kind of emotion. The ending was a bit intruiging , but that's it.

Bots and the Bees didn't do much for me at all, actually. I was probably at a like 5% awe. I saw it coming from a mile away. That's probably why I got no effect.

Near-Death Wish had a pretty sweet ending. Nothing sappy. But it was sweet, and had me at like a 50% of awwe.

Game of Tones came close to doing something for me. It had me in complete awwe upon my first viewing. A feet never taken since Fryrish. If only we saw some more interaction/character developing kind of scenes between Fry and his Mom that would have made the ending give me a little more of effect. I don't agree with the people who didn't think it was up there with Fryrish/Jurassic Bark. It was definitely up there with Luck of The Fryrish. Just doesn't beat it in my opinion. And definitely beats Jurassic Bark in my opinion.

Jurassic Bark, was just kind of sad. It didn't have me in complete awwe. It made me feel a little bit of pity for Seymour. But didn't bow me over. Jurassic Bark just wasn't my cup of tea when it comes to endings. It was sad, sure, but never got any emotional value out of it for me. Just like the other 3 I posted above. It beats the other 3 by a pretty wide margin though, that's for sure. Maybe it's at a tie for the Fry's dad ending though, in my eyes.
Monster_Robot_Maniac

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #59 on: 08-27-2013 00:31 »

I 100% agree with you on Jurassic Bark. Everyone always acts like it's the best episode ever, simply because it's got a sweet ending. Like you said, It dragged on way too long, and I personally found Bender to be overly annoying in this episode, to the point where I wished that his subplot wasn't even there.
There were also some pretty Okay/ Funny parts to this episode, such as the Funnexy wrestling scenes, the look back on Fry's past, and The Hustle scenes, too, all of which upped the episode in quality for me. But, yes, it's overrated, as the plot isn't played out very well, and the sublot is really odd.
UnrealLegend

Space Pope
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« Reply #60 on: 08-27-2013 01:29 »

It's a well-regarded episode because of how masterfully directed it is; I've never really liked dogs all that much, but JB's ending kills me every time, even after 30 or so viewings.

The voice acting, pacing of the montage and the choice of music make it incredibly moving. As well as the ending, the rest of the episode is very solid. It's quite funny and it gives us more insight into Fry's past.

Other episodes such as TLOTF don't have quite the same kick for me, probably because it ends on a more uplifting note. Pretty much all the "emotional" episodes other than JB are like that: they do something sweet, we all smile and go "awwww" and move on.
Jarvio

Bending Unit
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« Reply #61 on: 08-27-2013 01:56 »

Assie Come Home for me. Freaking loved it.

Although my vote in this poll was for The Inhuman Torch, because this was before even ACH had aired - I see the poll choices have been updated.
Quantum Neutrino Field

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #62 on: 08-27-2013 16:45 »

Jurassic Bark is a great episode, but not in the category of the best for me. Overall I would say Lethal Inspection is better.
Well, emotional episodes generally are better than average, perhaps it's because they need to have good story to do the thing or because they usually involve that flashback-type plot. Game of Tones wasn't an exception, it's the second best in this season so far.
Jarvio

Bending Unit
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« Reply #63 on: 08-27-2013 18:13 »

Jurassic Bark doesn't move me at all.

Whereas Near-Death Wish does.
Jezzem

Urban Legend
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« Reply #64 on: 08-27-2013 19:04 »

Benders Big Score. I didn't really see anything emotional in this one. In the ending, they tried to be kind of emotional, but it felt so rushed and ultimately failed for me.

I don't know how you could say the ending felt rushed when they spent what is essentially four episodes setting it up.

And I don't know how Jurassic Bark could not move you inhuman monsters! cry
Jarvio

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« Reply #65 on: 08-27-2013 19:06 »

And I don't know how Jurassic Bark could not move you inhuman monsters! cry

I'm moved by lots of things. But a pet dog is not one of them.
Jezzem

Urban Legend
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« Reply #66 on: 08-27-2013 19:15 »

That's a very strange thing to not be moved by; I think you might be broken.
Jarvio

Bending Unit
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« Reply #67 on: 08-27-2013 19:22 »

That's a very strange thing to not be moved by; I think you might be broken.

'I think you might be broken' - No, just moved by different things.

Why can't anyone on this forum live with opinions that are out of the ordinary?
Jezzem

Urban Legend
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« Reply #68 on: 08-27-2013 19:48 »

I don't think that opinion is that much out of the ordinary, I was exaggerating.

Why can't anybody on this forum take a joke?
Tachyon

DOOP Secretary
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« Reply #69 on: 08-27-2013 22:50 »


Gentlemen, you can't joke in here; this is a comedy forum!

Jarvio

Bending Unit
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« Reply #70 on: 08-27-2013 23:01 »
« Last Edit on: 08-27-2013 23:08 »

If you were joking then that's fine and we're cool. I just couldn't tell. It's hard to tell on the internet.

I have seen so many people on here go insane at other people's opinions though, as if their own opinions were fact. Just so you know I wasn't singling you out.

I personally, in the past, have been attacked on here and told how 'wrong' I am to not enjoy the episode Godfellas.

But anyway about Jurassic Bark, I just didn't feel it. Not at all. Maybe it's because I've never been a pet person, so I can't relate to it? Either way, I was far more emotionally moved by The Luck Of The Fryrish, and the severely underrated Near-Death Wish.

Which leads me onto a question - Why isn't Near-Death Wish liked that much? People seem to love and long for emotional episodes - well the ending to Near-Death Wish was one of the most emotional endings the show has ever done, and was brilliant.
Destroyer334545

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« Reply #71 on: 08-27-2013 23:41 »

Now, Game of Tones or MOTPE
FutureMike17

Bending Unit
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« Reply #72 on: 08-27-2013 23:45 »

Now, Game of Tones or MOTPE

Good and tough question. I would say MOTPE because I personally find it more entertaining and more funny. GoT has a great plot and is very entertaining, but I would definitely rather watch MOTPE.
 
Destroyer334545

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« Reply #73 on: 08-27-2013 23:47 »

Now, Game of Tones or MOTPE

Good and tough question. I would say MOTPE because I personally find it more entertaining and more funny. GoT has a great plot and is very entertaining, but I would definitely rather watch MOTPE.
  
Sounds Fair, I was gonna say MOTPE, but I forgot about good ol' GoT
UnrealLegend

Space Pope
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« Reply #74 on: 08-28-2013 01:41 »

If you were joking then that's fine and we're cool. I just couldn't tell. It's hard to tell on the internet.

I have seen so many people on here go insane at other people's opinions though, as if their own opinions were fact. Just so you know I wasn't singling you out.

I personally, in the past, have been attacked on here and told how 'wrong' I am to not enjoy the episode Godfellas.

But anyway about Jurassic Bark, I just didn't feel it. Not at all. Maybe it's because I've never been a pet person, so I can't relate to it? Either way, I was far more emotionally moved by The Luck Of The Fryrish, and the severely underrated Near-Death Wish.

Which leads me onto a question - Why isn't Near-Death Wish liked that much? People seem to love and long for emotional episodes - well the ending to Near-Death Wish was one of the most emotional endings the show has ever done, and was brilliant.

I don't find NDW particularly funny, and while the ending was sweet, it felt like "The Luck of the Fryrish: Farnsworth Edition". There's also quite a lot of small things that irk me, which all add up (Dwight suddenly appearing >9, the drawn out in-your-face Matrix reference, Amy and Leela's reaction to the Professor's nudity and finally, Hermes' immature "lololol ur old" jokes). The pacing is great and the premise for the story is top-notch, but the lack of laughs is my main reason for not being a huge fan.

Jezzem

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« Reply #75 on: 08-28-2013 07:49 »

I really liked Near Death Wish, even if the ending wasn't as emotional as The Luck of The Fryrish or Jurassic Bark (or more recently Game of Tones), I still thought it was surprisingly moving (probably because I didn't go into the episode expecting an emotional ending), and I thought it had a lot of really good jokes and such.
BethanyFuturama

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« Reply #76 on: 08-31-2013 16:14 »

Fry and Leela's Big Fling because that's when FryxLeela began  love
But it MIGHT turn into Meanwhile because It will probably be good considering it's a series finale.
Monster_Robot_Maniac

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #77 on: 09-07-2013 03:48 »

Meanwhile. No explanation needed.
SolidSnake

Professor
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« Reply #78 on: 09-07-2013 03:51 »

Fry and Leela's Big Fling because that's when FryxLeela began  love
But it MIGHT turn into Meanwhile because It will probably be good considering it's a series finale.
"FryxLeela" began in the beginning of the series. There's always been a love-frenzy between them two.

I would suggest watching Seasons 1-5 over again.
UnrealLegend

Space Pope
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« Reply #79 on: 09-07-2013 03:52 »

Still GOT and MOTPE for me. Meanwhile was very good though.
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