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Boxy Robot

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« on: 07-24-2014 12:25 »

Which episode(s) has your opinion dramatically changed about, either in a positive or negative way?
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #1 on: 07-24-2014 14:41 »

-Back when I first started watching Futurama around 2006, I thought Future Stock was boring. It's now one of my favourite episodes.

-I liked Bender's Game at first, but now I hate it.

-Neutopia and Yo Leela Leela both seemed only mediocre at first. It wasn't until later I decided they were flat-out awful.
SolidSnake

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« Reply #2 on: 07-24-2014 20:04 »
« Last Edit on: 07-24-2014 20:06 »

I actually liked T the terrestrial when it first aired, probably because the season just started and I was happy it was back, but after a few weeks I decided to rewatch it and thought it was awful. I mean an ET Parody........and Futurama.......It's as bad as it sounds frown

Another one is War is the H-Word. I used to think it was a really boring episode with nothing that interesting to show. But once I rewatched it around a year ago, I felt like I was watching a completely different episode. I enjoyed every single aspect of it, the plot, the visual gags, the comedy, it was all animation gold for me, and still rate it around the 9/10-10/10 area.
AllEggsIn1Basket

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« Reply #3 on: 07-24-2014 22:36 »

I used to not much care for "Obsoletely Fabulous," but now my husband and I like to joke "What?!" and the overall theme of the episode resonates a bit more for personal reasons. I subscribe to a magazine that often features letters to the editor from crunchy types who write in how much better it is for children not to be vaccinated and as a result get preventable diseases as well as a steady stream of nonsense about modern wheat being responsible for everything from bloat to their houses falling down. Slight exaggeration, but the message of "but you are technology!" and how inefficient Bender was once made from termite-infested wood has parallels to my life and interests now.
Mr Snrub

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« Reply #4 on: 07-24-2014 22:57 »

I hated My Three Suns when I first saw it. It was my least favourite episode of season one. Behind Mars fucking University. While I still think it's a tad overrated, I respect the hell out of it for how simple it is.
Scrappylive

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« Reply #5 on: 07-26-2014 18:54 »

I used to like I Dated a Robot as much as any other episode in the classic run, but more recently I am starting to dislike it. I still recognize its funny jokes and great visuals, but now I can't help but cringe at all of the celebrity-praising. Bendin' in the Wind was made more fun through self-depricating jokes, I Dated a Robot was made worse because every Lucy Liu joke was actually a compliment towards her.
Mr Snrub

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« Reply #6 on: 07-26-2014 20:59 »

I don't care for I Dated a Robot either. It's everything that was bad about the CC era, in a Fox episode.
DannyJC13

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« Reply #7 on: 07-26-2014 21:02 »

Gotta love that "MEMORY DELETED" gag, though. laff
Mr Snrub

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« Reply #8 on: 07-27-2014 00:16 »

Okay, yeah, that was pretty great. But I never had an issue with the new run's one liners.
Beamer

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« Reply #9 on: 07-27-2014 05:12 »

Counter argument: The entire "I Dated a Robot!" propaganda video the Professor shows Fry.
Scrappylive

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« Reply #10 on: 07-27-2014 05:49 »

It could have been better, though. You know he should have shown him Electro-Gonorrhea: The Noisy Killer. tongue

I still like the jokes, except not the Liu jokes. Those parts make me cringe now.
AdrenalinDragon

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« Reply #11 on: 08-19-2014 14:05 »
« Last Edit on: 08-19-2014 14:40 »

Although I was fairly positive on these two episodes from first viewing, I have to say after re-watching them on Blu-Ray, "T: The Terrestrial" and "The Thief of Baghead" no longer hold up and are both pretty awful in terms of jokes and writing. I mean, Fry eating candy turds and an alien with a bag on his head that feeds on "Ego" for food? Yeah... really cringeworthy to me now. Down there with the worst episodes of Futurama easily in my opinion.
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #12 on: 08-19-2014 14:58 »

Completely disagree with you on The Thief of Baghead; I thought it was a fun story that was very consistent with the humour. The writing toward the end could've been better, but I think it's the prime example of an episode that's grown on me.
cartoonlover27

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« Reply #13 on: 08-19-2014 16:52 »

When I first watched, " Roswell that Ends Well" I thought it was a pretty boring episode, but after a second viewing I really started to like it. smile I think because I noticed more of the satirical/parody aspects of the episode.
LeelasOpposite

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« Reply #14 on: 08-21-2014 20:20 »

"Luck of the Fryrish" was really good, also "Meanwhile" was an episode full of feels.
Mr Snrub

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« Reply #15 on: 08-21-2014 22:23 »

Off topic a bit, but Meanwhile is an episode that to this day I still haven't made my mind up on. Kif gets Knocked up a Notch is another one.
Monster_Robot_Maniac

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« Reply #16 on: 09-25-2014 22:25 »
« Last Edit on: 09-25-2014 22:39 »

Reincarnation one of mine... I think the sub-par episodes at the end of Season 6 soured my taste with this one originally, though I did like it to an extent. I somehow missed the whole coolness factor of the episode, along with how funny it is. Definitely a favorite now.

Also, Bender's Big Score; I liked it a lot at first, but after viewing it again at some point, I kind of released how slow and disjointed the movie began to be once the third episode segment and onward came around. Definitely had some strong points, such as the complication of the Cryogenics Lab scene, but it kind of felt sub-par overall.  hmpf
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #17 on: 09-26-2014 07:44 »

I love how much random shit happens in that cryogenics lab. Just imagine if a security camera caught everything.
LeelasOpposite

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« Reply #18 on: 09-27-2014 01:30 »

If only that were true, that would be amazing.
Monster_Robot_Maniac

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« Reply #19 on: 09-27-2014 03:57 »

I love how much random shit happens in that cryogenics lab. Just imagine if a security camera caught everything.
I wait for the day that some fan with too much free time combines every Cyrogenics Lab scene into one continuous video.
cartoonlover27

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« Reply #20 on: 06-22-2015 15:21 »

*Bump*

So it's been a while since I sat down and really watched an episode of Futurama, and I must say, after re-watching Fry and Leela's Big Fling, it's not nearly as good as I used to think it was. There's a few times I chuckled a bit and I appreciate the buildup of Fry and Leela's relationship but it's really not much. It's kind of fan service to the Fry and Leela shippers more than anything.
Beamer

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« Reply #21 on: 06-22-2015 16:09 »

I actually thought it was nice to see the writers finally define whatever Fry and Leela as a proper couple, and also pay off all of Leela's mentions of Sean over the years - and I don't consider myself a shipper at all. Moreover, the zoo revelation is one of my favourite twists in the entire series. It's definitely held up for me on repeat viewings where many other CC-era episodes haven't.
cartoonlover27

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« Reply #22 on: 06-22-2015 16:21 »

I can agree with all the points you made being good reasons to enjoy the episode, but to me, overall, as a second viewing, I found it to be less enjoyable. And I was a huge fan of it the first time around :P
Scrappylive

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« Reply #23 on: 06-22-2015 17:31 »
« Last Edit on: 06-22-2015 18:23 »

I remember enjoying that episode a good amount.


Moreover, the zoo revelation is one of my favourite twists in the entire series.

It would have been a great twist had Comedy Central not spoiled in it the commercials. mad
Tachyon

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« Reply #24 on: 06-22-2015 18:19 »


Fortunately for me, CC didn't put me in a twist me before I saw it.  I actually liked it better on the second viewing, but...  the second viewing was during a marathon session of watching *all* of the Futurama eps, in order, with commentary smile

UnrealLegend

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« Reply #25 on: 07-06-2015 07:20 »

The Twist in Fry and Leela's Big Fling is phenomenal. I honestly can't think of anything that tops it, save for maybe the revelation of Nibbler sending Fry to the future in TWOF.

I also liked the twist in the Cryonic Woman, even if the episode itself isn't particularly amazing.
Tachyon

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« Reply #26 on: 07-06-2015 07:25 »


Agreed on the Cryonic Woman twist.  The annoying character was played very well, because she really annoyed me!

totalnerd undercanada

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« Reply #27 on: 07-06-2015 08:02 »

I don't really see it as so much of a twist as an anvilicious joke which falls flat.
Beamer

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« Reply #28 on: 07-06-2015 11:11 »

By the "twist" in The Cryonic Woman, you mean how the first act leads you into believing it'll be a good episode, and then it turns out it's not?
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #29 on: 07-06-2015 11:22 »

I mean the twist of L.A. being a desolate wasteland.

And I did pessimist-proof my post with the disclamer that I know it isn't a good episode. Bugger off, you. tongue
totalnerd undercanada

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« Reply #30 on: 07-06-2015 11:47 »

To be fair to Beamer, he has made the only point worth making about the episode.
Chris9000

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« Reply #31 on: 12-03-2016 16:17 »

Wow, don't believe I've ever seen someone straight up trash talk an episode of Futurama. Everywhere else on the internet it's treated as like, the Jesus of animation.

Uh I guess I used to be fond of Jurassic Bark, mostly just to be part of 'the gang' by which I mean everyone. But it's... Not really a great episode. It's not bad, it's just kinda boring and way overhyped cause of the ending.
Tachyon

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« Reply #32 on: 12-03-2016 17:52 »


Wow, don't believe I've ever seen someone straight up trash talk an episode of Futurama.


You're new, here, right? smile

Futurama is like family to us.  And no matter how great family is, it's not perfect.  Uncle Ned is a great guy, but he certainly does some stupid crap from time to time.

If by chance you've never perused TV Tropes, do yourself a large favour and stay the hell away.  Or forever ruined your life will be.

Chris9000

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« Reply #33 on: 12-04-2016 21:14 »

What, what goes on at TV Tropes?
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #34 on: 12-05-2016 12:19 »

It just eats all your spare time because it's interesting.

(It's really just a wiki/database related to common occurrences and writing quirks in fiction; nothing offensive.)
Tachyon

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« Reply #35 on: 12-05-2016 18:11 »


Yes, but once you start thinking about common tropes and film/episode structure, it'll ruin you forever tongue

I'd just as soon live in ignorance and enjoy my shows smile

winna

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« Reply #36 on: 12-06-2016 06:07 »

By the "twist" in The Cryonic Woman, you mean how the first act leads you into believing it'll be a good episode, and then it turns out it's not?

LOL!!!

That quote really made my day.  I don't think I've ever had anything particularly good to say about that episode (it's watchable, I guess).
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #37 on: 12-06-2016 07:54 »

Hah, good one Beamer! Or winna. I can't keep track.
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