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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

cartoonlover27

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« Reply #80 on: 08-03-2013 00:33 »

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.

Which ones did she write?
Just Fan
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« Reply #81 on: 08-03-2013 01:01 »

Patric Verrone's wife also wrote "The Duh-Vinci Code" from season 6A. That's all.
flesheatingbull

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« Reply #82 on: 08-03-2013 03:24 »

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 ...

Take things like my 3 Suns and BwaBB and compare them to the 37 million dollard man and this bad episode. The latter two don't allow me to suspend belief, and that infuriates and angers me.

By the way, I've Loved every episode but this one this season.

Then again, I never seem to agree with the Futurama community's consensus.
For example, I found the evolution episode to be far better than the prisoner of benda.

On a side note, I watched the Prisoner of Zenda due to the episode being named after it. AMAZING! Peter Sellers was a genius. 
MuchAdo

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« Reply #83 on: 08-03-2013 04:41 »

I dropped my score just by a 0.5 b/c a few jokes were actually a bit lazy.
Such as all the lame movie name drops at the end that reminded Bender of his ass.
DotheBartman

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« Reply #84 on: 08-04-2013 03:56 »


On a side note, I watched the Prisoner of Zenda due to the episode being named after it. AMAZING! Peter Sellers was a genius. 

Named after the novel, actually, though I had no idea until just now that there was ever a film (actually, several films) based on it. Might have to check one of them out. The original 1930s one is supposed to be the really reputed one.
SolidSnake

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« Reply #85 on: 08-04-2013 07:51 »

I have a little theory on how Bender stays alive.



As we see here, Bender is reduced to nothing but a pair of eyes and a mouth.

But in the next image, we'll see that they are connected to a weird metal piece.



That metal piece must be where his Battery and internal memory is located. Otherwise, he wouldn't be able to function at all while he was reduced to that.

Also, I think that Bender's fuel depends on that metal piece as well.

Somehow, whenever Bender drinks his booze, the protons or molecules in the alcohol that fuels him up must have some kind of weird magnetic attraction to that metal piece behind Bender's mouth, and must be what keeps him alive.

I think it is possible, because we have barely seen Bender's mouth ever take a beating. Nor has it ever needed to be replaced in the entire series. I mean his head, eyes, and rest of his body parts were at some point replaced in the show. But never was his mouth.

Still, I could be proven wrong. But it is still a very plausible theory in my opinion.
TheMadCapper

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« Reply #86 on: 08-04-2013 14:04 »

"That metal piece must be where a battery and internal memory are located."

It's a solid idea. But then again, we've also seen Bender (and other robot ghosts) exist without any physical body at all.
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #87 on: 08-04-2013 15:23 »

It must have some sort of fuel supply, but everything else could be transmitted wirelessly.

Actually, they're trying to develop wireless electricity and odds are that they'll have cracked it by the time Futurama is set, so even a battery isn't necessarily in there.
SolidSnake

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« Reply #88 on: 08-04-2013 19:34 »
« Last Edit on: 08-04-2013 19:37 »

"That metal piece must be where a battery and internal memory are located."

It's a solid idea. But then again, we've also seen Bender (and other robot ghosts) exist without any physical body at all.
Yeah, but the only time we've really seen robot ghosts was in "The Honking", "Ghost in the Machines", and "Calculon 2.0". In The Honking, the robot ghosts just turned out to be holograms from some kind of weird projector to scare Bender. And since the buried robots were connected to the projector, they were able to be almost resurrected. Just as a "Robot Ghost" looking projection. I wouldn't exactly point the finger and say they were robot ghosts, because nobody are able to see them, according to GITM.

In Ghost in the Machines, Bender died. And as the robot devil says, "Because you killed yourself, you're in Limbo. Your software was exported to the computational cloud. Your disembodied program is now running on the wireless network shared by all machinery". So I mean that's our basic explanation on Bender's survival as a "Robot Ghost". I guess as a ghost, he doesn't need booze anymore. It would make sense.

It must have some sort of fuel supply, but everything else could be transmitted wirelessly.

Actually, they're trying to develop wireless electricity and odds are that they'll have cracked it by the time Futurama is set, so even a battery isn't necessarily in there.
That's a pretty good possibility. His body could be a source of where his Data and stuff he would say could be transmitted wirelessly to his mouth and eyes. His head can't be, because in "Where No Fan has Gone Before", his head exploded, leaving only his mouth piece.

I mean you might be right, Cyber-T. But I still think that his Internal Memory and Battery is located in that metal bar. Because after all, isn't it the future?  laff. And he needs booze to "recharge his fuel cells", according to 1ACV03. So it could definitely be possible. What you said is a good possibility too though. Good thinking.
My Manwich

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« Reply #89 on: 08-04-2013 19:58 »

Doesn't Bender's ass have a nuclear pile?
Mr Snrub

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« Reply #90 on: 08-04-2013 21:26 »

I don't really know what to say with this one. It's pretty much the opposite of last week, where I thought Calculon 2.0 was a perfect episode but I couldn't work out why, this episode just didn't work, and I can't figure out why. It all felt a bit like a story you'd find in the comics. The plot, the jokes, the use of tertiary characters, the new characters that we'll obviously never see again. Even the animation felt off at times. Nothing was terrible, it just seemed sort of...false. Some bits I loved, the gags revolving around the gang's mirror made me laugh out loud, as did the cut of the booty line. I don't know, I think this is the first time I've truly seen what people are talking about when they talk about new Futurama. Just...inconsequential.

I'll give a sad 6/10.
MuchAdo

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« Reply #91 on: 08-04-2013 23:04 »

I have a little theory on how Bender stays alive.



As we see here, Bender is reduced to nothing but a pair of eyes and a mouth.

But in the next image, we'll see that they are connected to a weird metal piece.



That metal piece must be where his Battery and internal memory is located. Otherwise, he wouldn't be able to function at all while he was reduced to that.

Also, I think that Bender's fuel depends on that metal piece as well.

Somehow, whenever Bender drinks his booze, the protons or molecules in the alcohol that fuels him up must have some kind of weird magnetic attraction to that metal piece behind Bender's mouth, and must be what keeps him alive.

I think it is possible, because we have barely seen Bender's mouth ever take a beating. Nor has it ever needed to be replaced in the entire series. I mean his head, eyes, and rest of his body parts were at some point replaced in the show. But never was his mouth.

Still, I could be proven wrong. But it is still a very plausible theory in my opinion.

I just thought it was simply a humorous joke about Bender being magical.
Quantum Neutrino Field

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« Reply #92 on: 08-04-2013 23:20 »

I just thought it was simply a humorous joke about Bender being magical.

I really don't think it was meant as a joke. It just wasn't thought in-depth due to limited run time and importance.
TheMadCapper

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« Reply #93 on: 08-04-2013 23:24 »

Yes, it's possible that the writers just thought it would be funny, without researching every episode that's come before. It raises an interesting question... who would be better writers... the actual writers or a handful of obsessive nerds?
SolidSnake

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« Reply #94 on: 08-05-2013 00:02 »

The nerds! And Dan Vebber. Also Lewis Morton too.
Mr Snrub

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« Reply #95 on: 08-05-2013 00:16 »

Yeah, the only problem would be that most nerds aren't funny. Not really. Not to actual humans. They'd need a Vebber or Morton, or hell, even a Williams - since she's funny enough while a bit meh on storytelling - to supply the laughs.
SolidSnake

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« Reply #96 on: 08-05-2013 00:28 »

Hey, I can write some pretty clever jokes in a story. Maybe other fans can't, but I can definitely think up some.
Anna3000

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« Reply #97 on: 08-05-2013 05:26 »

Well, optimally, we'd have both the actual writers and obsessive nerds. That way there would be a high number of episodes like "The Prisoner of Benda" that are very nerdy, mathematically/scientifically accurate and in-depth, as well as completely hilarious and entertaining to the average person.
winna

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« Reply #98 on: 08-05-2013 06:47 »

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.

That probably sounds the most reasonable, and I liked a lot about 40 percent leadbelly.  The third act of that latter one was weak though... it's like here's a twist, but we won't even try to trick you because it's obvious that it's a trick... and then the sell out bit at the end was just like... huh?  Compare to Bendin' in the Wind with its ending being some sort of moral of the story that really isn't one.  Also, maybe I'm just more intellectual (which I highly doubt) than the core of Futurama's fanbase, but all the twists were just painfully obvious.  I sincerely doubt the majority of the audience didn't go, "ohhhh, it's the machine making all these things real!" or the double bender.  I mean, I would've still guessed that without the foreshadowing, but it feels like the writers aren't even trying to be subtle or trying to trick me, which just isn't fun.  Compare that to the Lesser of Two Evils, which was obvious but throws in the great twist of explaining what happened with, "I was running to try and tell Bob Barker!" (Pretty sure I butchered that quote, but you get the gist).  I thought the last episode was also pretty fun, and a majority of the time, that's really all I want is fun adventures that go in a little bit silly, zany directions with ridiculous contradicting dialogue. "I know you don't mean it Bender, so I accept your apology."
winna

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« Reply #99 on: 08-05-2013 06:53 »

It must have some sort of fuel supply, but everything else could be transmitted wirelessly.

Actually, they're trying to develop wireless electricity and odds are that they'll have cracked it by the time Futurama is set, so even a battery isn't necessarily in there.

We can do wireless electricity today in various forms.  Direct wireless electricity transfer is ridiculously dangerous which is why we don't have it.  The Egyptians actually had wireless electricity, hence with building all the obelisks.  Also the great pyramids were fusion generators.
El-Man

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« Reply #100 on: 08-05-2013 07:36 »
« Last Edit on: 08-05-2013 07:38 »

I suppose that's why the Mayans were wiped out too - an accidental pyramid explosion. Of course, their pyramid technology was not as advanced.

Back to reality - Bender's lost so many parts, I wouldn't be surprised if he had multiple redundant systems.
Fnord
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« Reply #101 on: 08-08-2013 21:18 »

No one has mentioned the callback to the 5-eyed lady (right before the scene with the Borax Kid, where our heroes get Bender's arms back).
SolidSnake

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« Reply #102 on: 08-12-2013 04:44 »
« Last Edit on: 08-12-2013 05:05 »

Today I was bored and decided to give this a re-watch.

I don't know why, but my eyes got a little moist around the end, when Bender's ass came back. I really do not know how/why it happened. I didn't feel sad about the whole thing afterwards, but the emotion just came out of nowhere.

Maybe it was the beautiful music that made it happen? I'm lost. But nevertheless, I think I enjoy the episode a little bit more than when I first viewed it now. And the stupid ending is almost forgiving now.

It did NOT tear me up like "Fryrish" always will. It hurts watching that ending. I tear up every time on that. And looking back at it is worse. With Assie, this wasn't the scenario. But still, nice that it was so unexpecting, even though I watched this episode twice so far.
GedeWK

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« Reply #103 on: 08-13-2013 12:35 »

What am i thinking of is in the last scene, when some spaceships crashes some asteroids the crash sound is the futurama soundtrack. You all already know this, right?
Eternium

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« Reply #104 on: 08-13-2013 13:31 »

Seriously? I feel stupid -.-'
SolidSnake

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« Reply #105 on: 08-13-2013 14:22 »

That's a..........welcoming surprise. I wish I'd known that.  roll eyes

But nonetheless, what happened the other day was weird, and felt dumb after the whole thing.  hmpf But past is past so, whatever.
Javier Lopez

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« Reply #106 on: 08-25-2013 04:15 »

At least in this one i enjoyed the very "futuramish" feeling... if only because we revisit many classic settings and we use more the "base" of Planet Express space delivery instead centering in some pointless issue with some character..

7/10
SolidSnake

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« Reply #107 on: 08-25-2013 04:43 »

I think Javier will like the past 3 episodes better than what we've seen so far.

800th Post! Woooo!!! It seems like yesterday it was my 700th post.  smile
Javier Lopez

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« Reply #108 on: 08-25-2013 06:47 »

You mean the last 3 aired at 08/25 or the last 3 before 7-21?
SolidSnake

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« Reply #109 on: 08-25-2013 07:09 »

last 3 aired as of 8/25
Monster_Robot_Maniac

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« Reply #110 on: 10-13-2013 21:21 »

I liked this one way more after a second viewing.
This one felt like a great original run episode to me. The story seemed to flow rather well, with no scenes being completely unnecessary, and none of the jokes really fell flat. I really enjoyed all the new characters introduced in this one, such as the two gangs and the Lighthouse's owner, as they were all well-written and believable.  The visuals were excellent, as well, especially with the fog and the lighthouse's beam. The ending was great, in my opinion, and actually felt heartfelt, but not straight up teary. However, I don't think the ending was really meant to be tear jerking; I think it was just supposed to be dramatic. I changed by vote from 7/10 to 8/10, in the end.
Beamer

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« Reply #111 on: 10-15-2013 09:01 »

However, I don't think the ending was really meant to be tear jerking; I think it was just supposed to be dramatic.

Really? I thought it was way too silly to take remotely seriously. Just seemed like a parody of cliched emotional endings to me.
bnevs18

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« Reply #112 on: 11-10-2013 16:20 »

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:

5/10 "Half assed" describes it pretty well.
I think that this season is showing that Futurama is running out of ideas, and it was probably a good thing that it ended.  Before its first cancellation, it was on such a roll that its a crime that they cancelled it.  When they came back they had several ones on par with seasons 3+4 (Late PJF, Clockwork Origin, Prisioner of Benda) but they kinda blew their load in early season 6.
TheMadCapper

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« Reply #113 on: 12-17-2013 01:05 »

I rewatched this episode tonight (because I just got the last Futurama season on DVD today! Compare your lives to mine and kill yourselves!) and I continue to find the episode relatively unremarkable.

Except for the dark, dark, dark ending. I kinda like that.
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #114 on: 12-17-2013 01:32 »

I haven't seen this one since it aired, but I still feel it's one of the better joke-heavy episodes of late.
SolidSnake

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« Reply #115 on: 12-17-2013 01:46 »

My dad actually loved this episode. I thought it was pretty good. Definitely not the best of the season, but a good episode for Futurama's standards.
Beamer

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« Reply #116 on: 12-17-2013 02:39 »

I haven't seen this one since it aired, but I still feel it's one of the better joke-heavy episodes of late.

Calculon 2.0 > T: The Terrestrial > Assie Come Home > 2-D Blacktop

(if we're going by 7B's joke-heavy episodes)
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #117 on: 12-17-2013 03:26 »

In what universe was "Calculon 2.0" joke-heavy? I thought that was the least funny episode of 7B by far.
SolidSnake

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« Reply #118 on: 12-17-2013 03:28 »

Also, how the hell is T funny? I only chuckled a couple of times watching that crap. By Futurama Standards. In TV Standards it was pretty decent.
TheMadCapper

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« Reply #119 on: 12-17-2013 03:36 »
« Last Edit on: 12-17-2013 03:59 »

Terrestrial was the drug episode. Maybe you should have watched it while chemically stupefied. Maybe then it would have seemed much more witty.

Edit - I do have to admit that I laughed at the jokes about fry eating poop. Probably because I'm some kind of reprobate.
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