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PEE Poll: Assie, Come Here Boy.
1/10 This Episodes Ass Ratio Only Ranges From 42% to a mere 11%.   -2 (2.9%)
2/10   -0 (0%)
3/10   -1 (1.5%)
4/10 This Episode's 40% Ass *arf arf*   -1 (1.5%)
5/10 Half Assed Episode   -8 (11.8%)
6/10   -3 (4.4%)
7/10   -8 (11.8%)
8/10 This Episode is Above the Ass Average   -20 (29.4%)
9/10   -12 (17.6%)
10/10 Finally, an Episode That Used It's Entire Ass   -13 (19.1%)
Total Voters: 68

FutureMike17

Bending Unit
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« Reply #40 on: 08-01-2013 17:34 »

I thought this episode was great. Really funny and a pretty good story. I loved the part with the Blips and the Cruds and when Bender, Leela and Fry had to go find all of Bender's pieces.

The ending was okay I just feel like it could of been funnier.

I gave it a 9/10
Jarvio

Bending Unit
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« Reply #41 on: 08-01-2013 17:59 »

10/10. I don't care if people think I'm being a fanboy of newer futurama. For the record, the majority of 7B has been disappointing for me. But not this one. This was by far the best of 7B, and one of the best the show has ever done, period.
fryfanSpyOrama

Urban Legend
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« Reply #42 on: 08-01-2013 18:07 »

good episode, sort of reminded me of Spanish Fry.  They even got that porno dealing monster, which was great.
Fanarama

Crustacean
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« Reply #43 on: 08-01-2013 18:35 »

Very good episode, 8/10.

Great to see so many locations, and also Bender willing to give up something so precious to him, nice touch.  Winnie the Pooh reference was funny.

All in all was a great treat!
AllEggsIn1Basket

Professor
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« Reply #44 on: 08-01-2013 19:23 »

Guess it's a good thing they went with having Fry's head stuck in an actual jar of honey because honey pot is slang for a woman's vagina. Until his head was in a literal pot, I was in temporary shock at what I thought was outrageously brazen innuendo. Did you all notice at the end of the episode when Bender's moping and the rest of the crew is watching TV, the first shot shows Fry's arm around Leela? Woowoo! Later views he has it by his side but I thought that was a nice way of nonchalantly having them a couple as opposed to the focus of an episode.

Anyway, I thought this episode was pretty solid in terms of jokes, plot, and the beautiful animation. The gravity well was really cool and the gasses in the Sargasso (Sargasseous? I never could quite understand the name) Sea was done so well, especially when the lighthouse is shown by Fry's camera flashing. It was also a treat seeing Hermaphrobot lounging on a float in Hedonismbot's lair. Poor Tinny Tim, though! His hopes were once again dashed expertly.
Fnord
Starship Captain
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« Reply #45 on: 08-01-2013 21:07 »


A good episode. (I don't check out the titles ahead of time, so it's more of a surprise for me ...)

I'm surprised that no one mentioned the "Star Trek" episode Let That Be Your Last Battlefield, where there are two "gangs" fighting each other. (One has white on its left side and black on the other side, and the other "gang" has those colors reversed.)
My Manwich

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #46 on: 08-01-2013 21:16 »

Guess it's a good thing they went with having Fry's head stuck in an actual jar of honey because honey pot is slang for a woman's vagina. Until his head was in a literal pot, I was in temporary shock at what I thought was outrageously brazen innuendo. Did you all notice at the end of the episode when Bender's moping and the rest of the crew is watching TV, the first shot shows Fry's arm around Leela? Woowoo! Later views he has it by his side but I thought that was a nice way of nonchalantly having them a couple as opposed to the focus of an episode.

Anyway, I thought this episode was pretty solid in terms of jokes, plot, and the beautiful animation. The gravity well was really cool and the gasses in the Sargasso (Sargasseous? I never could quite understand the name) Sea was done so well, especially when the lighthouse is shown by Fry's camera flashing. It was also a treat seeing Hermaphrobot lounging on a float in Hedonismbot's lair. Poor Tinny Tim, though! His hopes were once again dashed expertly.

Not all of us have such a dirty mind. tongue
TheMadCapper

Fluffy
UberMod
DOOP Secretary
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« Reply #47 on: 08-01-2013 21:28 »

I gave it a 9 because the lighthouse guy said that he made his money off of shipwrecks.  So why would he want a brighter light for the lighthouse?

Just because he loots shipwrecks doesn't mean he WANTS ships to wreck. Just that if they do wreck he's not going to let the loot go to waste.
Tachyon

DOOP Secretary
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« Reply #48 on: 08-01-2013 22:21 »
« Last Edit on: 08-01-2013 22:25 »


I was really annoyed with the basis of the plot.  Also, I really liked the episode as a whole.  Nice callbacks, cute shipping moments, and overall it was a funny and sentimental ep.

[edit] Also, I didn't interpret the Honey Pot as sexual innuendo, despite the numerous lecherous subroutines in my programming.

sparkybarky

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #49 on: 08-01-2013 22:38 »

This episode just cemented in my mind that Futurama has lost much of its luster.

The ending was almost touching. That Bender gave up his ass for a nobler purpose reminded me of Snoopy Come Home, and the music combined with the animation made me almost tear up. But then...the show couldn't leave well enough alone and had to ruin what could have been a good ending. "Assie" flying out the window and traveling across space to go home to Bender was stupid, imo. Yeah, I guess the title would not have made sense if Assie never made it home, but the whole thing just seemed pointless. If Bender had finally learned some degree of selflessness, and his ass ironically ended up in an environment completely opposite than its previous one, then that would have negated the silly premise as Tachy said (ass is missing, must find it, ass has also feelings--lame!).

As Eggs pointed out, I did enjoy the Sargaseous Sea, and of course, it was great to see my man girl Hermaphrobot again (hadn't seen her in a while). And there were some cute jokes here and there (mainly, the "booty" jokes--loved "The booty call is at daybreak!"), but I'm pretty disappointed in this ep.
My Manwich

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #50 on: 08-01-2013 22:57 »

Maybe the reason why Bender is a jerk is because of his ass? 

When I saw the Hermaphrobot I thought of Sparky and I couldn't have been the only one.smile
CitizenSnips

Bending Unit
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« Reply #51 on: 08-01-2013 23:01 »

I always loving seeing Borax Kid...
TheAnvil

Bending Unit
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« Reply #52 on: 08-01-2013 23:58 »

4th best episode of this season (behind T The Terrestrial, and The Mating Lodge/Zoo and Fireman episodes)

I really dug it.
SlayersOfBeast77

Crustacean
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« Reply #53 on: 08-02-2013 00:11 »

For some reason i thought this was one of the best this season.

It was pretty funny and couldnt stop laughing after the winnie the pooh reference.
Oh Bother!
The Sophisticated Shut In

Bending Unit
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« Reply #54 on: 08-02-2013 00:37 »

I missed the end of this. It looks as though Bender's ass went flying back to him, but if someone could fill me in on the detail, that would be great.

From what I saw, though, I'm with Sparky on this. The episode didn't do a whole lot for me. It felt like it was missing something. (Apart from the ending. wink ) I much preferred 40% Leadbelly and The Inhuman Torch as Bender-centered episodes.

That said, I enjoyed the many sight gags and puns in this episode, and the return of minor characters like Tinny Tim and the sex shoppe alien. I also liked the hark back the The Farnsworth Parabox, and Leela's inability to leave the box unopened. And I really liked Tarquin. ("It's been microwaving longer than I can remember.")

Liked this episode a lot. Second one in a row with a "Good Old Futurama" feel to it.

Wonder why Leela thought turning their shirts inside out would reverse left-right colors of them. Actually, she'd have to flip the shirt front-back to do that.

Anyone catch a framegrab of what appears to be a Dr. Zoidberg with human horn poster on the inside of the door at the Porno Dealing Monsters store?

The inside of the shirts had opposite materials.  Why this was isn't adequately explained, but it's very clear when Leela flips Fry's shirt over his head.

If the shirt was like a football shirt, it shouldn't have been, but if it was more like a knitted sweater the print would be reversed on the back. This is the case with a reindeer sweater I have in my closet, anyway. wink

Guess it's a good thing they went with having Fry's head stuck in an actual jar of honey because honey pot is slang for a woman's vagina. Until his head was in a literal pot, I was in temporary shock at what I thought was outrageously brazen innuendo. Did you all notice at the end of the episode when Bender's moping and the rest of the crew is watching TV, the first shot shows Fry's arm around Leela? Woowoo! Later views he has it by his side but I thought that was a nice way of nonchalantly having them a couple as opposed to the focus of an episode.

Anyway, I thought this episode was pretty solid in terms of jokes, plot, and the beautiful animation. The gravity well was really cool and the gasses in the Sargasso (Sargasseous? I never could quite understand the name) Sea was done so well, especially when the lighthouse is shown by Fry's camera flashing. It was also a treat seeing Hermaphrobot lounging on a float in Hedonismbot's lair. Poor Tinny Tim, though! His hopes were once again dashed expertly.

Not all of us have such a dirty mind. tongue

I can see the case for innuendo. Especially as Leela ends up sitting on Fry's head soon afterwards. If I remember correctly.  flirt
Quantum Neutrino Field

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #55 on: 08-02-2013 00:57 »

I missed the end of this. It looks as though Bender's ass went flying back to him, but if someone could fill me in on the detail, that would be great.

That's pretty much it. Tarquin was reading bible and the ass sprang away, while flying back it saved a child from falling into a gravity well. It rolled through the door to Bender, ending with them being together at last, fireworks in night sky (= ships chrashing in asteroids in Sargaseous Sea).
DannyJC13

DOOP Secretary
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« Reply #56 on: 08-02-2013 01:45 »

sparkybarky, you really think the writers would get rid of Bender's signature shiny, metal ass for good? eek
DotheBartman

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #57 on: 08-02-2013 01:48 »

This was hilarious! And the ending was absolutely necessary, if only because the whole Lassie (which I'm assuming the previously-mentioned Snoopy special was based on) homage was so goddamn funny. I did think the start was a bit slow, but once things got going and headed into the second half the episode just took off. A deceptively simple premise, but they went in some funny directions with it. And I really enjoyed the surly lighthouse keeper.

This is probably one of my favorites of the season so far.
UnrealLegend

Space Pope
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« Reply #58 on: 08-02-2013 02:09 »

sparkybarky, you really think the writers would get rid of Bender's signature shiny, metal ass for good? eek

I think they could've. It would've made the ending much more touching having Bender make a permanent sacrifice. And it is one of the last episodes after all; at most we'd miss out on a few ass jokes here and there.
Quantum Neutrino Field

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #59 on: 08-02-2013 02:19 »

And it is one of the last episodes after all
But they didn't know that when making it, did they?

It would have been interesting change as opposed to usual changes in Futurama-universe. They did a episode about it, so why not, it's something Futurama could have done with its peculiar continuity.
DotheBartman

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #60 on: 08-02-2013 02:23 »

Why would anyone want that, though? The whole contrivance of him giving his ass was mostly just meant to be funny, and make the whole ending much more faux-dramatic (I don't think it was ever intended to be genuinely moving). Does anyone even really care enough about Bender's ass to be that invested in what happens to it? That's...what made the episode funny.
cartoonlover27

Professor
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« Reply #61 on: 08-02-2013 02:26 »

I liked the whole episode. I gave it an 8/10. It was pretty funny, spare some boring parts of the story, but the majority of the episode was funny.
SolidSnake

Professor
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« Reply #62 on: 08-02-2013 02:44 »

sparkybarky, you really think the writers would get rid of Bender's signature shiny, metal ass for good? eek

I think they could've. It would've made the ending much more touching having Bender make a permanent sacrifice. And it is one of the last episodes after all; at most we'd miss out on a few ass jokes here and there.
Plus, knowing Futurama, his ass would be back there for the next episode anyways.
Spicy Weasel

Delivery Boy
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« Reply #63 on: 08-02-2013 03:09 »

I really liked URL's giant robot head, and the "(L)assie rescues the boy who fell down the well" joke.  

"I guess you folks will want to be keeping your fillings then..."

And in the pic of the sex shoppe, 3 cups on the tops on the hanger.  Hee hee.
sparkybarky

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #64 on: 08-02-2013 03:27 »
« Last Edit on: 08-02-2013 03:28 »

sparkybarky, you really think the writers would get rid of Bender's signature shiny, metal ass for good? eek

Yeah, why the hell not.  Maybe that cliched saying was deleted when he was overclocked by Cubert.

Why would anyone want that, though? The whole contrivance of him giving his ass was mostly just meant to be funny, and make the whole ending much more faux-dramatic (I don't think it was ever intended to be genuinely moving).

It gave me a pang all the same. Ass aside, what moved me was Bender's willingness to help others, and not out of an egocentric motivation for self-glory. Plus, lighthouses are romantic and I liked the image of Assie sweeping around to spread light through the gloom.
Beamer

DOOP Secretary
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« Reply #65 on: 08-02-2013 03:55 »

Eh, I wasn't sold on this one. It had a few moments, and I enjoyed its general silliness (and the return of a few minor players), but I just wasn't feeling it. I think I laughed more when I read the synopsis and episode title a few months ago than I did actually watching the episode.

6/10 for me.
MuchAdo

Professor
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« Reply #66 on: 08-02-2013 04:40 »

The more I watch it.. it does so many things right.

People aren't giving this one credit.

Senator Hedonismbot out!
SolidSnake

Professor
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« Reply #67 on: 08-02-2013 05:40 »

I will agree that this episode was indeed a bit too silly for Futurama. But I still enjoyed the episode overall.

This Maiya person does a good job writing these though, I gotta admit that.
UnrealLegend

Space Pope
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« Reply #68 on: 08-02-2013 05:48 »

People aren't giving this one credit.

I think they are... the general consensus seems to be pretty positive here.
Anna3000

Starship Captain
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« Reply #69 on: 08-02-2013 07:46 »

This was completely ridiculous, even by Futurama standards, and I loved it. Though it wasn't my favorite episode of 7B, I think so far it's the one with the greatest density of jokes that "worked" for me and kept me laughing the whole way through. I'll admit I wasn't expecting very much since Bender episodes are generally not the best in my opinion, but I think this was an excellent final Bender-centric episode.

Guess it's a good thing they went with having Fry's head stuck in an actual jar of honey because honey pot is slang for a woman's vagina. Until his head was in a literal pot, I was in temporary shock at what I thought was outrageously brazen innuendo.

That was my first thought, too! I feel better now knowing that I'm not the only one.  smile

I also loved all the callbacks and was extremely happy to have an episode about the main trio going off an adventure together; that gave it a very "classic" feel, which I really enjoyed.
However, I do have to dock a couple of points because the ending was just so stupid it reminded me of "The Butterjunk Effect", so I'm giving this one an 8/10.
JoshTheater

Space Pope
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« Reply #70 on: 08-02-2013 07:51 »
« Last Edit on: 08-03-2013 02:04 »

Yay! Another good episode! That's 3 for season 7B so far, I'm glad this last season has at least a few good episodes unlike 7A.

I thought the first act was easily the funniest. The idea with the shirts and them seeing the gang in the mirror was fairly clever, and the gang members all shooting themselves with the guns was great. Also "Coming soon: Arson" and Bender stealing not just the legs but also the cart from Tinny Tim.

"Those sound line one-eyed corpse screams....boy I wish was down there with you" was a good line, and Bender walking slowly with his legs apart like Fry and Leela even though he had no suit when they got off the ship tickled me.
flesheatingbull

Starship Captain
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« Reply #71 on: 08-02-2013 07:55 »

So lame. This was easily the worst episode of the season. On par with the 500 Dollar Mon and Attack of the Killer App. Honestly, I'm at a loss for parts that were good, as it was just a horribly written episode.

The first half was crammed full of forced comebacks.

The second half would make a Physics professor disgusted, as well as Futurama fans.

5/5 I was being generous.
My Manwich

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #72 on: 08-02-2013 09:06 »

So lame. This was easily the worst episode of the season. On par with the 500 Dollar Mon and Attack of the Killer App. Honestly, I'm at a loss for parts that were good, as it was just a horribly written episode.

The first half was crammed full of forced comebacks.

The second half would make a Physics professor disgusted, as well as Futurama fans.

5/5 I was being generous.

5/5 seems like a perfect score to me.
Beamer

DOOP Secretary
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« Reply #73 on: 08-02-2013 09:09 »

He SAID he was being generous. tongue
DannyJC13

DOOP Secretary
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« Reply #74 on: 08-02-2013 14:24 »
« Last Edit on: 08-02-2013 14:27 »

So, like, I'm guessing Assie is officially a character now? tongue

the 500 Dollar Mon

The Six Million Dollar Mon* tongue
Boxy Robot

Starship Captain
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« Reply #75 on: 08-02-2013 14:35 »

the 500 Dollar Mon

The Six Million Dollar Mon* tongue

Only five million, nine hundred and ninety-nine thousand and five hundred dollars difference...
cyber_turnip

Urban Legend
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« Reply #76 on: 08-02-2013 16:17 »

This Maiya person does a good job writing these though, I gotta admit that.

She seems very good at making episodes that are still legitimately funny. I'm certainly a fan of what she's put out, so far.
Gorky

Space Pope
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« Reply #77 on: 08-02-2013 17:23 »

I was a bit distracted while watching this episode, so I'd probably have to give it another look-see before solidifying my opinion on it...but, reading through this thread, I think I have to agree with those who say this was a pretty good'n. (I do agree with The Sophisticated Shut In that "Forty Percent Leadbelly" was on the whole a better Bender-centric, trio-focused story, but based on the opinion most other posters hold of that episode, I'm thinking we're in the minority there.) There were a lot of genuinely funny moments, and some great interactions amongst Fry, Leela, and Bender. The third act lost me a little bit, because it just seemed like such a strange place to take the episode--but I think the writers made it work. Tarquin was pretty funny, and I did appreciate Bender's sacrifice, as it kind of redeemed him after his earlier (hilarious, but oh-so-dark) crimes against Tinny Tim.

I wouldn't go so far as to say this episode was emotional--as DtB points out, the ending was definitely going for a tongue-in-cheek, deliberately over-the-top sentimentality--and, hell, I wouldn't even say it was particularly engaging, because I as a viewer did not much care whether or not Bender recovered his precious posterior. However, in a way similar to--yet not quite as successful as--"Spanish Fry," this episode certainly managed to make an intergalactic search for a character's body part a really entertaining jaunt.

Oh, and I loved the ending, where the cliche uplifting fireworks were in fact ships crashing and exploding. It was a dark and funny ending to a pretty dark and funny episode. I'd say this is a 7/10.
Jarvio

Bending Unit
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« Reply #78 on: 08-02-2013 17:45 »
« Last Edit on: 08-02-2013 18:04 »

The second half would make a Physics professor disgusted

But it's a make-believe show
Fnord
Starship Captain
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« Reply #79 on: 08-02-2013 22:14 »

The second half would make a Physics professor disgusted

But it's a make-believe show

After all, they did change the speed of light ...
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