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Nasty Pasty

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« Reply #200 on: 07-19-2004 22:00 »

 
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Originally posted by leelaholic:
Best. Episode. Ever.

i dont think its the best, but its certainly one of the best episodes of trhe series.

It was a touching episode that really showed us the love and deep emotions in Fry's mind. It was emotional, sad, but of course, it did have its funny parts. Just like the Sting, this episode manages to merge funny and emotional elements to make it so memorable.

Gorky

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« Reply #201 on: 07-19-2004 22:26 »

 
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Originally posted by leelaholic:
Best. Episode. Ever.

My sentiments exactly. I can understand the complaints by some (although I in no way agree with them), but like it or not, this episode is, in my opinion, flawless. The flashbacks are great, the future...err...present scenes are great, and the ending is so emotional and tearjerking that it simply pushes this one over the top. Also, Bender's jealousy and eventual heroic rescue of Seymour was pulled off very well. The episode was also funny when it had to be, but it is definitely a plot- and character-driven episode. This is the episode that proves that Fox is the dumbest group of people ever assembled for having cancelled Futurama. For shame.

Teral

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« Reply #202 on: 07-20-2004 18:12 »

 
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Originally posted by John Pannozzi:
 I take it you don't like KOTH, Teral,

You would be correct.

 
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which is ironic, as it helped give fame to Lauren Tom, who voices Amy Wong, one of your (and mine) favorite characters.

That's the most ridiculous thing I heard all day! I don't like KOTH because A) the characters are boring and/or unlikeable, B)the jokes are non-existant and C) plots too formulaic to make up for A and B. I couldn't give a rats ass about who voiced those characters.

 
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I bet you hate Married.. With Children, even though it gave Katey Sagal fame.

You'll lose.

Don't confuse not caring with not knowing!
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« Reply #203 on: 07-20-2004 18:59 »

Jurassic Bark is definatly one of my favorite episodes. Its just got everything you want jokes, story, and a great ending although sad but great.

On a side note... KOTH shouldn't be mentioned on this board that show isn't anything close to comedy in fact it's the opposite of comedy! thats all I have to say about KOTH...
John Pannozzi

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« Reply #204 on: 07-20-2004 22:01 »

 
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Originally posted by Teral:
That's the most ridiculous thing I heard all day! I don't like KOTH because A) the characters are boring and/or unlikeable, B)the jokes are non-existant and C) plots too formulaic to make up for A and B. I couldn't give a rats ass about who voiced those characters.

I don't want to know what you think of Ren and Stimpy, the show that gave Billy West fame. Wait a minute, I do.
TheLampIncident

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« Reply #205 on: 07-20-2004 22:59 »

You know John, the people who acted in a show have absolutely no bearing on the writing of it. And just because one thing came before another, or gave somebody fame doesn't mean it's any good.
Squeaky

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« Reply #206 on: 07-21-2004 03:37 »

Well, john is the same person who started like 10 polls last week so these kinda questions are expected to be asked from him.
Zoidywantbaloon
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« Reply #207 on: 08-01-2004 01:34 »

This episode was really well done. As a dog lover, it was very sad for me.
Benders_Fan

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« Reply #208 on: 08-21-2005 14:51 »

Jurassic Park is my all time favorite episode.I like Seymour he is so cute.I thought the ending was sad where he sat there waiting 4 Fry.Then Seymour died.
Dan1248

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« Reply #209 on: 08-21-2005 15:49 »

Jurassic Bark is the BEST episode outta the lot!

Go Seymour!!!
KTamas

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« Reply #210 on: 08-21-2005 17:11 »

This is one of my all-time favorites too, the others are The devil's hands are idle plaything and The Farnsworth Parabox.
Jay

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« Reply #211 on: 08-21-2005 19:49 »

It's one of my faves, it's easily the most emotionally-charged ep of the show, and it's got some great comedy thanks to Robo-Puppy and Bender.
Benders_Fan

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« Reply #212 on: 08-22-2005 12:43 »

Da Best
Dan1248

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« Reply #213 on: 08-22-2005 14:26 »
« Last Edit on: 08-22-2005 14:26 »

You already said that Benders-Fan

Lets hope you don't start you're own topic about Jurassic Bark, oh right, you already have...
Benders_Fan

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« Reply #214 on: 09-02-2005 15:24 »

So,I didn't know this one was already started.
SORF

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« Reply #215 on: 09-02-2005 16:22 »

you'll laff, you'll cry, and you may vomit a little
-bender
heres to that!
I Dated A Robot

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« Reply #216 on: 09-02-2005 18:42 »

I realize this thread was bumped from quite a while ago and I browsed through some the old posts.  Someone may have mentioned this before, but if not here it goes. 

We see Seymour is simply left alone after the whole act of Bender rescuing him.  Do you think it's possible that out of senility the Professor put Seymour in his freezer and that he could still possibly be cloned?  I know the ending upset a lot of people, so I merely bring this up as a small glimmer of hope.  Of course some viewers might put this scenario in their worst Futurama nightmares (in reference to a recent thread.)     
cujoe169
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« Reply #217 on: 09-04-2005 10:21 »

i dated a robot... even if he did put seymour in his freezer, he probably forgot by now, and besides why clone him when you can use his dolomite for NEW things?!
scumbagsteve976

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« Reply #218 on: 09-04-2005 12:12 »

In THe Sting, Seymour is seen at Fry's funeral.

So he hasn't been destroyed, he is just still in his dolomite form
It's dolomite baby.
I Dated A Robot

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« Reply #219 on: 09-04-2005 15:56 »

I'll have to watch for that scene in The Sting.  I should be able to get all the DVD's next year, but for now I have to rely on Adult Swim or TBS. 
SORF

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« Reply #220 on: 09-05-2005 12:23 »

this threads almost 3 years old
Dan1248

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« Reply #221 on: 09-05-2005 16:31 »

 
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Originally posted by Benders_Fan:
So,I didn't know this one was already started.

She lies! You knew perfectly well that this topic had been started because you posted here first, then started the topic.
Jay

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« Reply #222 on: 09-07-2005 00:20 »

Seymour (sorta) lives!?  YIPPIE!
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« Reply #223 on: 09-18-2005 08:25 »

I didn't like the episode very much. In fact, I hated it.

(Hi, I'm new. I'm Dan's brother)
Gender-Bender!

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« Reply #224 on: 09-18-2005 08:37 »

I didn't find it as emotional as some episodes (ie The Sting) but still a classic!
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« Reply #225 on: 09-18-2005 19:21 »

really i think its the most emotional eop i love it
Teral

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« Reply #226 on: 09-20-2005 12:42 »

 
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Originally posted by Liam:


(Hi, I'm new. I'm Dan's brother)

We'll try not to hold it against you. Welcome to PEEL.

I still like this episode alot.
scumbagsteve976

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« Reply #227 on: 09-20-2005 22:58 »

Any of the eps where we see more of what happened to Fry when he got frozen seem to be really good.

Jurassic Bark
Roswell that Ends Well
Why of Fry
etc... I wonder Why?
Ralph Snart

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« Reply #228 on: 09-20-2005 23:50 »

When I discovered Futurama, my wife hated it - just another sci-fi show that I found (poor woman has had to endure going to DragonCon with me).  She found me watching 'Luck Of The Fryish' and she wanted to know if there were other eps like that (chick flick types).  After watching 'Jurassic Bark' and 'The Sting', she became an ardent Futurama fan.

My opinion:  If anyone can watch any of the above named eps and not shed a tear, then that person has no heart.

An observation from my wife:  The heart-tugging eps were Fry-based; did Groening have any plans to do any Leela based tear-jerkers (and I have mentioned 'Leela's Homeworld' to her.

A tear-jerker is a good way to go for any series - it keeps the characters from becoming stale and one dimentional.
parasite?

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« Reply #229 on: 09-22-2005 11:38 »

Gaaa... I saw this post and decided it would be a good idea to watch it. I forgot how good it is. Just stop it before the end. I remember the first time I watched it was with a friend and when it got to the end we just sat there, silent, for like ten minutes. Futurama rocks.

Made me wonder though. How many Futurama episodes have unhappy endings? All I can think of now is Jurassic Bark, Time keeps on slippin, and Parasites Lost (bittersweet, not really sad). I'm not sure if I can include Luck of the Fryrish. Its more touching than sad.
David A

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« Reply #230 on: 09-22-2005 12:35 »

The end of "A Pharaoh To Remember" was sad, if you're Bender.

"REMEMBER ME!"

"I will..."
Benders_Fan

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« Reply #231 on: 10-09-2005 12:39 »

Jurassic Bark is the best!
Rosa

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« Reply #232 on: 11-03-2007 10:34 »

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This just came to mind because of the tear-jerkers poll, but I meant to post it when I first saw the episode. The story of Fry and Seymour reminds me a lot of the story of chu-ken Hachiko, a famous real-life dog from Japan. Hachiko belonged to a professor at Imperial University named Ueno Eisaburo, who brought the dog to Tokyo in 1924. He used to follow him to the Shibuya train station every morning, and then wait for him to arrive in the evening. But in 1925, the professor was taken ill at work and died. Hachiko waited for him every evening at the train station for ten years before he died on March 8, 1935, right there on the spot where his master last left. But during that time, he had become a familiar sight at Shibuya, and his story became famous as an illustration of the importance of loyalty and friendship. Even before he died, they had already erected a statue to him. It was melted down during the war, but recreated in 1948. He even has his own gift shop now.
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It's wierd. I heard about it before.
well, very wierd
trickster381

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« Reply #233 on: 11-04-2007 09:04 »

Jurrasic Bark = best episode of any show ever
Kryten

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« Reply #234 on: 11-04-2007 22:32 »

So why do you keep insisting on making the ending meaningless?
I.C. Weiner

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« Reply #235 on: 12-08-2007 02:56 »

KOTH is a very funny show if you actually watch it and get to know the characters a little bit. It is kinda weird seeing so many Futurama fans killing what really is a funny shoe for the same reasons many people didn't get Futurama. Anyway Jurassic Bark is one of the best episodes ever and i think it would go in most Futurama fan's top 5. It has some of the greatest depth of story and comic relief of any episode ever.
PMD

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« Reply #236 on: 01-02-2008 16:47 »

This is one of my favorite episodes. It shows that a cartoon comedy like Futurama can have emotion and be sad. It's not just plain comedy. The Simpsons can do this as well. I've never seen an episode of Family Guy, American Dad or South Park that could do that. That's just pure comedy. That's what puts Futurama above these cartoons for me. While I didn't cry at this episode and I didn't have to turn it off, it was emotional and one of the best episodes. And when Bender says, "That's why they call me Bender the Magnificent!". That was a great moment. Top stuff from the Futurama creators here. Fry didn't clone his dog because he thought he would have forgotten about him and lived the rest of his life. Then we find out he was wrong at the end. The dog had been waiting for him. That's just great. Great writing I mean. Yeah it's sad and all but it's what puts Futurama above shows such as Family Guy where it's just comedy.
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« Reply #237 on: 01-02-2008 22:03 »

SILENCE!  I concur.
pumpkinpie

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« Reply #238 on: 04-28-2012 01:37 »



OH. MY. GOD
Tofu_Lion

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« Reply #239 on: 05-04-2012 21:33 »

How did Fry know Seymour was three when he found him?

Anyway, this is a top 5 episode in my opinion. I remember seeing it the first time, with friends, and desperately trying to conceal my emotions at the end. Nowadays I can rarely watch it since my girlfriend refuses to watch it due to it being so extremely saddening (especially for dog lovers). Any show, and episode, that can tug your heartstrings and still make you laugh deserves respect. I love the Professor in this episode, especially the line "Know ye now what it feels like to be dog-God!" This is globviously a 10/10 episode.
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