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PEE Poll: Was It a Good Smell?
1/10  This Episode's Smell's Like Garbage, Human Garbage   -1 (1.5%)
2/10 Smells Like the Stinky Core of Urectum   -0 (0%)
3/10 This Episode Always Comes In Stinky   -0 (0%)
4/10 Smells Like Garbage and Someone Who Eats It   -1 (1.5%)
5/10 Smells Like A Cheap French Harlet   -0 (0%)
6/10 At Least It Smells Better Than Uranus *snorts*   -4 (6.1%)
7/10 Smells Like It Could Be Anythin. A Faulty Stench Coil, Some Cheese on the Lens.   -15 (22.7%)
8/10 Cool, I Can Smell This Episode In The Dark   -11 (16.7%)
9/10 Like a Fine Aged Cheese   -22 (33.3%)
10/10 It Smells of the Smellist Smell of the Smellist Smell That Smells *snifs* Smelly   -12 (18.2%)
Total Voters: 66

Inquisitor Hein
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« Reply #120 on: 12-24-2013 00:53 »
« Last Edit on: 12-24-2013 02:21 »

why would an attractive human female be interest in Zoidberg?  

The same question could be asked otherwise: Why would a lobster like creature be interested in a human female? Human women could look as ugly to a male Decapodean as vice versa.

Plus not having Marianne be an ugly or ugly cute alien like Zindy passed up some excellent chances for the grotesque but adorable interspecies romances that Futurama does so well.

As stated above: Marianne does not really have to be ugly for that. Simple hints that she is also ugly in Zoidbergs perception would have been enough.

Also: Nice to see you are still alive and back on the board smile
SpaceGoldfish fromWazn

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« Reply #121 on: 12-24-2013 01:33 »
« Last Edit on: 12-24-2013 01:34 »

Hey guys... sorry for vanishing so much and ignoring you all but I really didn't want to talk to anyone anymore.  Long story.

Feel like talking about it? We still have a rant thread in Offtopic.

Anyhow.  This is the only episode of this season I enjoyed.  It was gross, cute and funny.  I only have one problem with it: whilst i loved the character of Marianne, having her be human just pulled too many suspensions of disbelief for me: why would an attractive human female be interest in Zoidberg?  Why would a baby with such a crippling disability (a lack of smell) not have it be corrected in the 31st century?  Plus not having Marianne be an ugly or ugly cute alien like Zindy passed up some excellent chances for the grotesque but adorable interspecies romances that Futurama does so well.


They've already done the whole "robosexual" thing, so having her be a robot might have been seen as re-hashing that particular bag of weasels, and having her be a human also gives the whole "relationship with a crab monster" thing an extra squick factor for the human audience.


I'm not so sure: if anything I think having her be a robot would be an interesting way to show how robosexuality has become accepted and is much, much less of an issue then it was when Amy and Bender were doing the nasty.   The fact that the issue would not be an organic being dating a mechanical one but that she had no sense of smell and longed to smell her flowers would bea  great way of saying "Proposition Infinity" was a success without actually mentioning it at all.   Much as I like Marianne, I just love the idea of her charming voice coming from an ugly alien or a fembot.  I think the contrast between her appearance and her elegant voice and gentle demenor would be wonderful.  Mind you, I we have seen several human women express arousal around him instead of revulsion: Grrl, Candy and now Marianne, as you have said.  Also Kif is considered to be highly beautiful and desirable by a wide variety of species, but by a misandrist fembot.  He's basically a male version of Oola from Star Wars or Princess Ruto or Tali.  Though one thing about robosexuality, doesn't it only really apply between a relationship between a robot and a human?  They've never really included non-humans in robosexual debates, it only ever addresses ones between humans and bots: and it also seems some forms of robosexuality (such as homosexual robosexuality) is still frowned upon or taboo.

Also agree with Hein: case in point, Fry is a pretty cute guy and Edna was a highly desirable female of her species, but both found each other physically hideous.
totalnerduk

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« Reply #122 on: 12-24-2013 02:04 »
« Last Edit on: 12-24-2013 02:06 »

I'm not so sure: if anything I think having her be a robot would be an interesting way to show how robosexuality has become accepted and is much, much less of an issue then it was when Amy and Bender were doing the nasty.

That's a good point, actually. It would have been far less in-your-face than the anvilicious Proposition Infinity, and would have been a nice continuity nod.

That might be why they didn't do it, in fact - the writers almost seemed to have developed a hate-boner for continuity by that point.

Fry is a pretty cute guy and Edna was a highly desirable female of her species, but both found each other physically hideous.

Y'know, in retrospect I think that might actually be the best pairing in the history of the show.
SpaceGoldfish fromWazn

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« Reply #123 on: 12-24-2013 05:11 »

I'm not so sure: if anything I think having her be a robot would be an interesting way to show how robosexuality has become accepted and is much, much less of an issue then it was when Amy and Bender were doing the nasty.

That's a good point, actually. It would have been far less in-your-face than the anvilicious Proposition Infinity, and would have been a nice continuity nod.

That might be why they didn't do it, in fact - the writers almost seemed to have developed a hate-boner for continuity by that point.

Fry is a pretty cute guy and Edna was a highly desirable female of her species, but both found each other physically hideous.

Y'know, in retrospect I think that might actually be the best pairing in the history of the show.

It's kind of like Ocarina of Time = if Link ahd let his figure go and dyed his hair red and learned to talk, and Princess Ruto got mutated.
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #124 on: 01-22-2014 12:45 »

I just saw this one for the first time since it aired, and it was definitely better than I remember it being. It still sort of feels like two really short episodes mashed together, but since they run parallel to each other it doesn't feel as lame as the likes of "Neutopia". And especially unlike that episode, the plot is really well-crafted with no signs of rushing.

I'm still mildly pissed off at the crappy send-off for Roberto, but I'll give it a free pass just this once.

Meh, it was alright. 10/10

Mr Snrub

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« Reply #125 on: 01-23-2014 23:35 »

I gave it a 7/10 the day it aired. I feel like that's harsh in retrospect.
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