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PEE Poll: What did you think?
1/10 I'd rather stare at Beans   -3 (4.2%)
2/10 Booring!   -0 (0%)
3/10 Sucks for Futurama   -2 (2.8%)
4/10 Bad!   -3 (4.2%)
5/10 What was this?   -2 (2.8%)
6/10 Pretty Decent   -5 (6.9%)
7/10 Actually Okay!   -8 (11.1%)
8/10 Pretty Good!   -24 (33.3%)
9/10 Awesome!   -14 (19.4%)
10/10 Amazing!   -11 (15.3%)
Total Voters: 72

SolidSnake

Professor
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« on: 08-08-2013 03:59 »
« Last Edit on: 09-08-2013 18:30 »

I think I'd like to take the liberty of making these next 5 episode review threads!  big grin

Review is coming, just let me watch it damn it! It just started!!!

Re-Review: I just watched the first act. It felt dragged out, but I enjoyed it. I didn't like the Taco Bellevue hospital scenes. The doctor bored me. And the cowboy dance club or whatever was really unnecessary. But I actually really liked the Fry/Leela shippiness. For the first time! big grin It hasn't been this good in a while.

I liked the second act a bit better. It was funnier. And more interesting, on the contrary. Things still felt very bland though.

The third act was pretty good. Kept me a bit entertained.  I disliked the ending. It was pretty damn stupid.

And I'm glad the Adventure Time cameo was short. And was played out well. The one good laugh I had in the episode, in fact.

I guess I'll have to give this episode a good 7/10, but I'll just post a 6/10. Because it was just, forgettable.
My Manwich

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #1 on: 08-08-2013 04:09 »
« Last Edit on: 08-08-2013 07:50 »

I saw a chicken hat and a blurnsball jersey.
Kornography

Bending Unit
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« Reply #2 on: 08-08-2013 04:31 »

The first act was decent, the second act was crap, and the third saved the episode from being complete crap. 5.5/10, rounds to 6.
My Manwich

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #3 on: 08-08-2013 04:36 »

The producers couldn't have timed this episode any better while talking about genetically engineered food when just this week people tried the first hamburger grown in a petri dish.
pumpkinpie

Starship Captain
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« Reply #4 on: 08-08-2013 04:44 »

This episode grossed me out. I have a thing with...tentacles. Eugh. Besides that, I laughed quite a few times and there was some solid ship. 8/10
MuchAdo

Professor
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« Reply #5 on: 08-08-2013 04:47 »

I'm going to have to re-watch this one before I review it.

It was pretty insane.
Box Incorporated

Bending Unit
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« Reply #6 on: 08-08-2013 04:48 »

Decent episode. The fairy tale parallels and jokes were a bit overdone, and the way Leela got to Mom's castle was a bit unnatural which I really didn't like. Plus I thought the Adam West and Burt Ward cameos were pretty pointless and unfunny, almost like a cameo I'd see on the Simpsons. And another thing, why did Leela get squidification anyway? Is it a regular disease, or only for mutants, which also makes me question how Munda stopped squidifying since this episode was apparently made to explain why she transformed, which it really didn't, and, ugh.

Despite what I mentioned above, it was still decent at least. The jokes in this were pretty good, especially the ones with Mom (who was the best thing about this episode by the way), along with Finn and Jakes awesome cameo, and the pacing was good enough, so at least it's not the worst of the Season, though not really great either.

Overall, it's just a forgettable episode with a somewhat great plot that was underused as hell. It had some funny lines, but could've had a lot more done and explained in it.

Overall: 7.2/10, or 7/10 for the poll.
MuchAdo

Professor
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« Reply #7 on: 08-08-2013 04:53 »

Sorry your thread got dumped BI.
My Manwich

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #8 on: 08-08-2013 04:54 »

This episode grossed me out. I have a thing with...tentacles. Eugh. Besides that, I laughed quite a few times and there was some solid ship. 8/10

But tentacle Leela had freckles.
My Manwich

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #9 on: 08-08-2013 04:55 »

Sorry your thread got dumped BI.

Me too.  Next time make the poll results really funny and we will stick with yours.

Oops sorry for the double post.
Quantum Neutrino Field

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #10 on: 08-08-2013 04:58 »

And another thing, why did Leela get squidification anyway? Is it a regular disease, or only for mutants, which also makes me question how Munda stopped squidifying since this episode was apparently made to explain why she transformed, which it really didn't, and, ugh.

Yeah, there was only explanation to tentacle growth in general. I guess Munda's squidification wasn't as severe as Leela's or they got it in control with her.
Box Incorporated

Bending Unit
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« Reply #11 on: 08-08-2013 05:02 »

Sorry your thread got dumped BI.
It's alright, I can't have every episode thread I guess. Plus there's still 4 more episodes left to make polls for (prey to God I get Meanwhile), so for now, enjoy the thread snake. Yes...enjoy...the thread.
SolidSnake

Professor
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« Reply #12 on: 08-08-2013 05:05 »

Wow, I didn't get to watch it yet. It seems like a mixed bag so far.

But we will have to see who gets to have the "Meanwhile" thread....We will have to see indeed. Although I already called the next 5 ep threads.  laff
Box Incorporated

Bending Unit
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« Reply #13 on: 08-08-2013 05:08 »

Wow, I didn't get to watch it yet. It seems like a mixed bag so far.

But we will have to see who gets to have the "Meanwhile" thread....We will have to see indeed. Although I already called the next 5 ep threads.  laff
But wait, there's only 4 episodes left in the series, unless you mean...Snake, are you hiding something from us? What exactly happened in that talk with that Netflix guy? Snake. Snake? Snnaaaakkkke!
SolidSnake

Professor
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« Reply #14 on: 08-08-2013 05:14 »

Oh, my bad ahaha. I really hope there's another one we secretly don't know about.

I'm watching the ep now though.
My Manwich

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #15 on: 08-08-2013 05:19 »
« Last Edit on: 08-08-2013 05:20 »

Decent episode. The fairy tale parallels and jokes were a bit overdone, and the way Leela got to Mom's castle was a bit unnatural which I really didn't like. Plus I thought the Adam West and Burt Ward cameos were pretty pointless and unfunny, almost like a cameo I'd see on the Simpsons. And another thing, why did Leela get squidification anyway? Is it a regular disease, or only for mutants, which also makes me question how Munda stopped squidifying since this episode was apparently made to explain why she transformed, which it really didn't, and, ugh.

Despite what I mentioned above, it was still decent at least. The jokes in this were pretty good, especially the ones with Mom (who was the best thing about this episode by the way), along with Finn and Jakes awesome cameo, and the pacing was good enough, so at least it's not the worst of the Season, though not really great either.

Overall, it's just a forgettable episode with a somewhat great plot that was underused as hell. It had some funny lines, but could've had a lot more done and explained in it.

Overall: 7.2/10, or 7/10 for the poll.

Actually that is pretty easy to explain.

I have Psoriasis which I inherited from my Dad.  My condition is a lot worse than his. Since my condition is worse than my Dad's it's easy to see why Leela's condition is worse than her Mom's.
MeatablePie

Professor
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« Reply #16 on: 08-08-2013 05:25 »

This episode grossed me out. I have a thing with...tentacles. Eugh. Besides that, I laughed quite a few times and there was some solid ship. 8/10

But tentacle Leela had freckles.

Maybe those were extra suction cups?
Kataang102

Bending Unit
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« Reply #17 on: 08-08-2013 05:31 »

One of my favorites of the season
I had high hopes and didn't dissappointed
HIGHasFRY

Starship Captain
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« Reply #18 on: 08-08-2013 05:39 »

Even as a squid Leela looked adorable!
My Manwich

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #19 on: 08-08-2013 05:41 »

I liked her tentacle hair.
SolidSnake

Professor
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« Reply #20 on: 08-08-2013 05:43 »

I liked her Tentacle Boobs. Wherever they were.
coffeeBot

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #21 on: 08-08-2013 06:32 »

This episode was actually quite good.
Decent episode. The fairy tale parallels and jokes were a bit overdone, and the way Leela got to Mom's castle was a bit unnatural which I really didn't like. Plus I thought the Adam West and Burt Ward cameos were pretty pointless and unfunny, almost like a cameo I'd see on the Simpsons. And another thing, why did Leela get squidification anyway? Is it a regular disease, or only for mutants, which also makes me question how Munda stopped squidifying since this episode was apparently made to explain why she transformed, which it really didn't, and, ugh.

Despite what I mentioned above, it was still decent at least. The jokes in this were pretty good, especially the ones with Mom (who was the best thing about this episode by the way), along with Finn and Jakes awesome cameo, and the pacing was good enough, so at least it's not the worst of the Season, though not really great either.

Overall, it's just a forgettable episode with a somewhat great plot that was underused as hell. It had some funny lines, but could've had a lot more done and explained in it.

Overall: 7.2/10, or 7/10 for the poll.

I feel exactly the opposite way about the fairy tale references. I thought they were actually clever and adorable, and I thought that the way it turned out to be genetic engineering instead of magic was hilarious in a vaguely dark, futuristic way. By the way- I wasn't really fond of Leela being all morally outraged about genetic modification UNTIL she was completely hypocritical about it. That was hilarious and quite in character.

I really, REALLY loved the Batman and Robin reference. It's a nod to this gag that was used all the time in the old, live-action series:


As for the squidification: they explained it's hereditary, but that does not necessarily mean that Munda actually has the disease. Perhaps she was just born with tentacles, and one or both of Leela's parents carries the gene for squidification. Anyway, if Munda's arms really ARE due to squidification, then it's possible that either she got the treatment that slows it down or maybe her case IS naturally less aggressive. In any case, I really don't think this episode has much at all to do with why Munda is why she is. Munda is not even CLOSE to the focus of this episode.

Mom was great, and I was vaguely amused by the Finn and Jake reference. However, I still laughed harder at Batman and Robin.

I really liked this episode. It wasn't ridiculously deep or profound, but it was quite entertaining and had some good one-liners and shippiness. I laughed quite often. It was suitably science fiction-y (unlike a lot of the new episodes).  8/10 from me.
UnrealLegend

Urban Legend
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« Reply #22 on: 08-08-2013 07:12 »

Well, like "The Inhuman Torch" I found this episode to be pretty funny throughout, only this one had less of a far-fetched ending. A lot of this came in the form of visual gags, such as the porcupine pig and Fry falling down the manhole. I also thought all the fairy tale references were amusing despite not being particularly subtle.

Everything with Mom was just classic. If this is the last episode with her (which I think it is), then I think it's a great send-off (even if her final moment was less evil than normal).

I can't really think of anything to complain about here, other than the Adam West and Burt Ward cameos being a bit pointless. Really though, that's it. I really dug this one.

Favourite bits:

-Everyone suddenly pulling out cowboy hats out of nowhere

-"Let maybe a doctor take a look".

-"Isn't it bad enough that I occasionally lay an egg?"

-"You sack of bags of buckets of idiots!"

-"Now that's a pun!" *slaps*

-"That's why I called to ask you!"
"Well you didn't!"

-The Foghorn Leghorn reference from Hyperchicken cracked me up despite a very similar joke being used in "Free Will Hunting"

-"Leela's just... changed a little."
"More than a little. She's beautiful!"

-The insane hypocrisy from Leela at the end was golden.

Well, this is my favourite 7B episode so far. 9/10 is my score for now.
coffeeBot

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #23 on: 08-08-2013 07:23 »

I can't really think of anything to complain about here, other than the Adam West and Burt Ward cameos being a bit pointless.

Pointless? Really?
I thought it fit really well, if you got the reference.  tongue

You people don't know awesome Batman references when they occur. GAWSH.
Quantum Neutrino Field

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #24 on: 08-08-2013 07:50 »


I liked the genetics-part more or less, fairy tale -parts: not so much, although they were well done as combined to this plot. Beginning could've been a lot better with maybe a delivery or something, I just didn't like how "presenting the problem" was done.

"I keep telling you, we didn't grow up together."
Again, perhaps, an aspect of Fry and Bender's relationship. Fry thinks they are like brothers, like they have grown up together. Or it's only a joke.

"Aha, just as I had no idea!"
"I know that, you know that, but this door looks pretty stupid."

Adventurous, diverse storyline was typical for season 7. I didn't like this so much, it felt mediocre. I think there was maybe too much action, effects of squidification should have been more in depth instead. Pretty average: 6/10.
Jezzem

Urban Legend
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« Reply #25 on: 08-08-2013 08:10 »

"I keep telling you we didn't grow up together!" was definitely my favourite joke in the whole episode.

I think I liked this one a bit better than last week's episode. The whole first act had a lot of laughs, and the fairytale stuff later in the episode was cool. I really liked the shot of the castle when it started to crash, too.

Overall I'll give this an 8/10, I reckon.
Lyra405

Bending Unit
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« Reply #26 on: 08-08-2013 08:13 »
« Last Edit on: 08-08-2013 08:31 »

I gave it a 9/10!

I thought it was fantastic, but I never give 10's.

I agree that they could have told us a little more about the squidification, but I really enjoyed the story and the crashing of the castle. I thought that looked excellent.

And of course I am very very happy to see mom and her sons this season smile

But mostly the sons
Imy

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

I thought it was a cute episode! No flaws as such, and even as a squidified mutant Leela still manages to look gorgeous (as far as MG cartoons go). Bender's line "I told you, we didn't grow up together" was very funny.

It sure was odd to see Bender and Jake the dog in the same place, but it was a good enough reference and fit in well smile

8/10
lol

Crustacean
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« Reply #28 on: 08-08-2013 08:35 »

So do I undestand this right?
Munda used to have tentacle arms when Leela was a baby, as seen in flashbacks in season 4.

Then she was cured of the disease and had actual arms in Season 2.

And in Season 4, the disease came back and she's had tentacles since then.

Right?
Tastes Like Fry

Urban Legend
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« Reply #29 on: 08-08-2013 08:49 »

9/10 (but I accidentally 8'd on the poll)
I luuurved it, robots and whatnots and all. Lots of laughs, lots of references and lots of shippy. My type of episode.



 love
Fanarama

Crustacean
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« Reply #30 on: 08-08-2013 09:21 »

Absolutely loved the episode.

One of the best in a long time. 9/10.
Just Fan
Starship Captain
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« Reply #31 on: 08-08-2013 09:39 »

Loved it. Thanks, Futurama.

9/10
Eternium

Professor
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« Reply #32 on: 08-08-2013 11:32 »

A good leela centered episode in the last few seasons? They finally did it!
This episode was great! Quite some good jokes(Kinda cliché, but I tought it was really funny when fry fell down the sewer laff). I do think they should've lessen on the leela comments sometimes... Classic Bender moment there with Jake(...what time is it? - Time for you yo shut up!)
Definately a 9/10 for me!


The producers couldn't have timed this episode any better while talking about genetically engineered food when just this week people tried the first hamburger grown in a petri dish.
I read that in the newspaper, I hope this really does become production on a large scale (also it was a dutch experiment evil laugh)
MuchAdo

Professor
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« Reply #33 on: 08-08-2013 11:40 »
« Last Edit on: 08-08-2013 23:42 »

I'd say about a 7.9/10 rounded to a 8/10 overall after the re-watch.
If not for the dumb start and punch out ending.. it could've been a 10/10.
I don't think mom would willing cure Leela, it felt out of character after Leela just tried to crash the skylab, as it could have easily killed Mom, her sons and all the other genetic experiments like Jake and Adam West.

But the episode did many, many things right!

El-Man

Urban Legend
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« Reply #34 on: 08-08-2013 13:22 »

Three words: Hypnotoad Lunch Box.
Imy

Bending Unit
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« Reply #35 on: 08-08-2013 13:31 »

They would make a killing out of Hypnotoad Lunch Boxes, El-Man. This MUST happen!
MeatablePie

Professor
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« Reply #36 on: 08-08-2013 15:38 »
« Last Edit on: 08-08-2013 17:03 »

We need Hypnotoad Lunch Boxes for merchandise.
NOW.

I can't wait for next week.
I want to see if they keep the streak in good episodes.
Thought this episode was cute.

8/10, an example of how you should make an episode in a final season.
Jack.Thomas

Crustacean
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« Reply #37 on: 08-08-2013 15:46 »

I thought this was a great episode overall. The beginning was a bit boring for me but it really picked up after that. I really enjoyed Fry and Leela's relationship, and the whole genttic engineering thing was cool. Also did anyone else notice the swing scene with Fry and Leela looked very similar to that promo image (besides the characters that made up the swing).
Also I really liked how they played the whole intro and not the shortened version!
Overall, 8.5/10
Sof

Bending Unit
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« Reply #38 on: 08-08-2013 16:55 »

A really good one! I need to watch it again if I want to give it a better review (that reminds I haven't review the other 2 episodes yet,I didn't feel like doing it) but,oh my god! This is my third favorite episode of this season and personally that it could fit in 6B (my favorite season) perfectly since you can describe it with a word(tentacles,another thing I enjoy even if sounds creppy laff ).

The only flaw I see,the writters keep doing Fry more stupidier in every episode ("Fry,big dummy?" o_O )but since the magic beans is something important in the plot,I'll let it pass because Leela was the star of this episode, not Fry or Bender or The Adventure Time characters (But I agree with Bender), come on! she looked AMAZING in her tentacle form,also she was totally in character, thing I haven't seen since season 4 or some 6B's episodes and even the Freela moments in this episode were so cute (the swing part, was one of the most creative and cutest things I've seen in the show)

Also amazing visuals and I was the only who  Zoidberg saying "Oh, she is beautiful" when he saw Tenta!Leela,funny?

I can't give it a perfect score but a well deserved 9(in the pool) or 9.5
cyber_turnip

Urban Legend
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« Reply #39 on: 08-08-2013 17:14 »

This show's sense of humour is getting really surreal. Not in a particularly good way, either - more in a really stupid way.

It was far from the worst that they've done, but it did nothing to persuade me that season 7 isn't really poor.

Most of the jokes fell really flat for me.

4/10 by Futurama's standards, 7/10 by overall TV standards
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