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Quantum Neutrino Field

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« Reply #320 on: 10-21-2013 19:50 »
« Last Edit on: 10-21-2013 19:53 »

Is Hermes supposed to be the only normal one of the bunch?  Think about it.  He's the only character who's married, has a kid, and has made something of himself, and the most successful. 

All the other characters have their flaws, but it seems like Hermes is the only sane one of the bunch.  Him and maybe Scruffy, too.   I've always liked Hermes's character.
Well, In every fiction show, there's got to be a 'straight man', or a completely normal character, who's normality is used to enhance how unusual the event taking place in the episode is.
 In the earlier seasons, say season 1 and some of 2, Fry was the straight man, but over time, he became more and more quirky, which sort of shifted the straight man duty to Hermes. I'm not sure if that's how it actually happened, but that's how it seems.

I wouldn't say Hermes is the straight man. Hermes is not relatable like Fry is (he is a secondary character) and he's not exactly normal as he's a bureacrat, keeping up the business and represent also "exotic culture". However, he does represent traditional, "normal" man, who is career and family oriented.

Fry has probably blended in along other characters and he's not so much on the center anymore, he's presented more as a pair with Bender or Leela. I think show, since first cancellation, has been built up with the knowing of storylines from original run and developed with less of the need for straight man.
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #321 on: 10-21-2013 22:30 »

I wouldn't say Hermes is any more or less normal than Amy.
ShinyMetal***

Professor
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« Reply #322 on: 10-21-2013 22:44 »

I'd say their both around the same level of normalness.  tongue
stum

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« Reply #323 on: 10-21-2013 22:46 »

I'd say Randy is the Straight Man of the show.
Box Incorporated

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« Reply #324 on: 10-21-2013 23:47 »

Judging by the hints he has given and his personality, I'm fairly certain Randy is the farthest thing from the straight man of the show.
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #325 on: 10-22-2013 00:35 »

Yeah, that was the joke.
Box Incorporated

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« Reply #326 on: 10-22-2013 00:40 »

Oh, then never mind. Hard to tell whether he's joking or just saying a random name like before.
ShinyMetal***

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« Reply #327 on: 10-22-2013 00:44 »

 It is quite hard to tell when he's joking, considering the terrible wrap hes been getting, I'm sure we'll lighten up to him, as well as get used to some of his dry humor.  wink
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #328 on: 10-22-2013 01:32 »

If they stop posting so much borderline spam, I'd like them.

The 1 in 10 posts where they actually have something to say aren't bad.
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #329 on: 10-22-2013 09:48 »

It is quite hard to tell when he's joking, considering the terrible wrap hes been getting

When I get a bad wrap, people know I'm not joking. I'm serious about my lunches.
Beamer

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« Reply #330 on: 10-22-2013 15:21 »

If they stop posting so much borderline spam, I'd like them.

The 1 in 10 posts where they actually have something to say aren't bad.

Credit to be given where due - the hurt and heal tournament was an excellent idea on Stum's part (albeit one that should've had some more explanation as to how it works at the beginning). I just wish he/she would read the damn rules and stop treating this forum like a chat room.
KurtPikachu2001

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« Reply #331 on: 10-23-2013 14:55 »

Thought I'd ask this:  What does the term 'second run' mean?

Quantum Neutrino Field

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« Reply #332 on: 10-23-2013 15:10 »

What does the term 'second run' mean?
Basically second run of episodes, aired on CC "continuously" (seasons 6 and 7) as opposed to original/first run on FOX.
Mongo

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« Reply #333 on: 10-24-2013 17:57 »
« Last Edit on: 10-24-2013 17:59 »

I was looking at the episode review threads, and noticed that two of the review threads are missing the poll numbers: "Fun on a Bun" and "Zapp Dingbat". Fortunately I have the probable numbers on a spreadsheet. There might have been one or two more votes than what I have, but probably not -- most of the episode review polls had exactly the same numbers as what I had already recorded a month ago.

The numbers on my spreadsheet:

Fun on a Bun

1 - 2
2 - 0
3 - 0
4 - 0
5 - 0
6 - 1
7 - 8
8 - 11
9 - 24
10 - 45

Zapp Dingbat

1 - 3
2 - 1
3 - 1
4 - 0
5 - 6
6 - 1
7 - 14
8 - 17
9 - 31
10 - 13

I don't know if anybody has the authority to recreate the polls with these numbers.
KurtPikachu2001

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« Reply #334 on: 10-24-2013 19:13 »

Want to know what would have been funny for Futurama to do?  At the end of some episodes where Fry can mess up, Bender can get mad at him and chase him down the street like in those Misterjaw cartoons.

Fry:  Guess I really boned you all this time, eh?

Bender:  Grrrrrr...

Fry:  C'mon, Bender!  Please!  No big deal!  Uh ho!  (runs away)

Bender:  Come back here, Fry!

Fry:  NNNNOOO!!!

Bender:  If I ever catch you I'm throwing into the gas tank of Zapp Branigan's DOOP Ship!

cyber_turnip

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« Reply #335 on: 10-24-2013 20:08 »

Sorry, no.
Mr Snrub

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« Reply #336 on: 10-24-2013 22:11 »

What on earth is Misterjaw?
stum

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« Reply #337 on: 10-24-2013 22:12 »

...what?
viclace

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« Reply #338 on: 10-24-2013 22:23 »

Hi evry1! Mi favorite episode is T The Terrestial. Wats all off urs?
SolidSnake

Professor
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« Reply #339 on: 10-24-2013 22:48 »

T The Terrestrial sucked.

The Late Phillip J. Fry is where it's at.
viclace

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« Reply #340 on: 10-24-2013 23:04 »

That was all time travel too much science for me I dont like it. I like funny storys where Fry is cute.
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #341 on: 10-24-2013 23:08 »

It's like Futurechild and Onuki had a baby!
Lost My Phone

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« Reply #342 on: 10-24-2013 23:09 »

That was all time travel too much science for me I dont like it. I like funny storys where Fry is cute.

I think I might know who is behind this account. shifty
SolidSnake

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« Reply #343 on: 10-24-2013 23:14 »

That was all time travel too much science for me I dont like it. I like funny storys where Fry is cute.

I think I might know who is behind this account. shifty
It's not Qnuki. I've been in contact with the guy, and he hated the episode as much as we all do.
Lost My Phone

Professor
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« Reply #344 on: 10-24-2013 23:16 »

If you're suggesting that I'm vilace, SolidSnake, then you'd better reconsider that. There's no way in hell that I would ever act that stupid. You seem to be convinced that I am someone's fake account, which I most definitely am not. roll eyes
SolidSnake

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« Reply #345 on: 10-24-2013 23:23 »

If you're suggesting that I'm vilace, SolidSnake, then you'd better reconsider that. There's no way in hell that I would ever act that stupid. You seem to be convinced that I am someone's fake account, which I most definitely am not. roll eyes
There are a couple of things wrong with your statement.

1. It's viclace

2. I never accused you of being viclace. Since you're acting so jumpy now, I think I should accuse you. But hey, I have better things to do then to accuse somebody of making a terribly failed troll account.
Lost My Phone

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« Reply #346 on: 10-24-2013 23:26 »

Oh. When I originally read your post, for some reason what you said didn't show up. I thought you were merely quoting me, suggesting that I'm viclace. Which I'm not, by the way.
stum

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« Reply #347 on: 10-24-2013 23:27 »

If you're suggesting that I'm vilace, SolidSnake, then you'd better reconsider that. There's no way in hell that I would ever act that stupid. You seem to be convinced that I am someone's fake account, which I most definitely am not. roll eyes
There are a couple of things wrong with your statement.

1. It's viclace

2. I never accused you of being viclace. Since you're acting so jumpy now, I think I should accuse you. But hey, I have better things to do then to accuse somebody of making a terribly failed troll account.

I think LMP is joking.

Also, this isn't funny, Beamer.
Beamer

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« Reply #348 on: 10-25-2013 03:03 »

'Tisn't me. My fake accounts are good-natured, harmless and don't troll.

I mean... I don't have any fake accounts. shifty

It's not Qnuki. I've been in contact with the guy, and he hated the episode as much as we all do.

I liked T: The Terrestrial. frown
MeatablePie

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« Reply #349 on: 10-25-2013 03:05 »

Hi evry1! Mi favorite episode is T The Terrestial. Wats all off urs?

If you call yourself a Futurama fan and say T: The Terrestrial is your favorite episode, you are the exact opposite of a fan.

I just hope you are a troll, Vic.
Beamer

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« Reply #350 on: 10-25-2013 05:59 »

Please don't feed the troll. no no
KurtPikachu2001

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« Reply #351 on: 10-25-2013 14:32 »

Is the Robot Mafia supposed to be tailored after the Corelones from The Godfather?

Always believed the Robot Mafia were Italian and were from Little Bitaly!

Beamer

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« Reply #352 on: 10-25-2013 19:04 »

Is the Robot Mafia supposed to be tailored after the Corelones from The Godfather?

They're a reference to EVERY MAFIA MOVIE EVER.
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #353 on: 10-25-2013 20:19 »

Well, more specifically, Clamps is based on EVERY MAFIA MOVIE EVER with Joe Pesci in it.
KurtPikachu2001

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« Reply #354 on: 10-25-2013 20:52 »

There is something Joe Pesci about Clamps!  He's my all time favorite character which is why he's on my avatar.

I know how we can bring Futurama back, change the name of the show to "Duck Dynasty!"  LOL!

That seemed to be the big surprise hit of the summer.  All those singing/reality shows becoming more popular at Futurama's expense. 
stum

Starship Captain
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« Reply #355 on: 10-27-2013 16:41 »

What episode has the crew being chased by the Omicronians underground?
Box Incorporated

Bending Unit
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« Reply #356 on: 10-27-2013 20:21 »

If you mean above ground and for about a minute of the episode, then T.: The Terrestrial.
stum

Starship Captain
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« Reply #357 on: 10-27-2013 20:44 »

What episode has the crew underground?
cartoonlover27

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« Reply #358 on: 10-27-2013 20:47 »
« Last Edit on: 10-27-2013 20:48 »

Hi evry1! Mi favorite episode is T The Terrestial. Wats all off urs?

If you call yourself a Futurama fan and say T: The Terrestrial is your favorite episode, you are the exact opposite of a fan.

I just hope you are a troll, Vic.

Don't mean to drag back OT, but it's stereotypical to say everyone hates it. I liked it. Actually it's one of my favorites of the season.

What episode has the crew underground?

The Holiday Spectacular does. As does Overclockwise.
stum

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« Reply #359 on: 10-27-2013 20:48 »

Hi evry1! Mi favorite episode is T The Terrestial. Wats all off urs?

If you call yourself a Futurama fan and say T: The Terrestrial is your favorite episode, you are the exact opposite of a fan.

I just hope you are a troll, Vic.

Don't mean to drag back OT, but it's stereotypical to say everyone hates it. I liked it. Actually it's one of my favorites of the season.

What episode has the crew underground? And I don't mean in the sewer either.
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