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zoid101
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« Reply #240 on: 05-17-2012 04:27 »

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.

I have yet to see this episode, but I read the synopsis on Wikipedia, and after reading the last line, I can imagine how intense it must be to watch it for the first time, especially if you're not expecting it.  Futurama is unique in that it catches you off guard at times.  A while back, I saw the episode "Leela's homeworld", and I remember the ending having a similar impact as Jurassic Bark did.  

I have only seen Futurama a limited amount of times over the years (through Fox and Adult Swim), but the few episodes I've seen have had enough of an impact on me to want to see some episodes in the new seasons.  

I find Futurama to be the best animated show, and that's saying a lot because I like a few others, but they're not as satisfying and they don't leave a lasting impression.  
pumpkinpie

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« Reply #241 on: 05-17-2012 05:24 »

What's this? A POPPLER with incredibly good grammar and the ability to actually spell? This is a first for me! Welcome aboard zoid, you seem to be very well-accustomed to the PEEL style! smile
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #242 on: 05-17-2012 06:11 »

We were all little popplers at one point. tongue

As for the episode: OMG best episode ever. No, seriously, JB is a fantastic episode that's a real standout among the original run. Only reason it doesn't top episodes like TLFJP and TWOF is because it doesn't feature quite as much humour, and it wouldn't be as memorable without the ending.
Question Machine

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« Reply #243 on: 05-17-2012 06:45 »

Welcome, Zoid101! Quite frankly... I agree with everything you just said.
DannyJC13

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« Reply #244 on: 05-17-2012 17:20 »

What kind of person/Futurama fan has yet to see this episode?! no no
zoid101
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« Reply #245 on: 05-17-2012 18:14 »

What kind of person/Futurama fan has yet to see this episode?! no no

Someone who has only "caught the show on TV" over the years.  Only now am I actually researching these episodes and seeing the episodes from the latest season.  I can't wait for June 20th when the new season begins!
DannyJC13

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« Reply #246 on: 05-17-2012 18:19 »

Buy the DVDs like a normal cool person! laff
zoid101
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« Reply #247 on: 05-17-2012 18:32 »

Buy the DVDs like a normal cool person! laff

Already bought the Blu-rays of Volume 5 and 6 on Amazon...waiting for them!  I called my local store and they had it for like $33 and Amazon had it for $19.  It was a no brainer because on Amazon they don't charge tax, and shipping is free on orders over $25 so you really can't beat that.  

Edit: now I'm a "crustacean"?! 
DannyJC13

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« Reply #248 on: 05-17-2012 18:36 »

Yes, you'll rank up the more you post. More here. smile
Louiswuenator

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« Reply #249 on: 05-17-2012 19:22 »

Already bought the Blu-rays of Volume 5 and 6 on Amazon...waiting for them!  I called my local store and they had it for like $33 and Amazon had it for $19.  It was a no brainer because on Amazon they don't charge tax, and shipping is free on orders over $25 so you really can't beat that.
If you want Seasons 1-5 and have ~$100 to drop you should pick up the Bender head collection over at Amazon.  It's a steal.
Boxy Robot

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« Reply #250 on: 06-02-2012 13:52 »

BUMP for the PEEL Weekly Episode Club - My review will be up very soon...
Inquisitor Hein
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« Reply #251 on: 06-02-2012 14:44 »


Edit: now I'm a "crustacean"?!  

"Crustean" is a very fine rank for someone with "Zoid" in the name smile
TheMadCapper

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« Reply #252 on: 06-03-2012 06:20 »

We were all little popplers at one point. tongue

Not me. I sprang forth fully-formed from the forehead of our father Marc, along with the other moderators.

On topic - Jurassic Bark is one of my favorite episodes, and one of the very few things that has ever managed to jerk tears from me in my adult life. It targets and NAILS the dog-owner button. I know they're pushing that sentimental button, but I cannot help but be affected by how this episode ends.

I probably wouldn't be as deeply affected, except that I've had pets for basically all of my life. They're like little stupid people that run around naked and barf on the rug and love you unconditionally (all three of those behaviors because they aren't smart enough to know better). So seeing Seymour wait his whole life for a master that will never return is... both beautiful and profoundly sad.
Kuratu

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« Reply #253 on: 06-05-2012 06:19 »

This is one of the best episodes I have seen. I especially loved the relationship between Seymour and Fry. The ending where it shows Seymour waiting for Fry outside the pizza parlor was quite touching. And the parts where Fry was crying made me tear up too. 10/10
bnevs18

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« Reply #254 on: 11-10-2013 16:43 »

This episode will garner one of two reactions:
For those that dont have pets and dont get Pet People: Meh
For animal (and especially dog) lovers:  WAHHHHHH  BOHOOOO!!!!  cry cry cry cry cry cry cry cry cry

Having lost my dog, I have to be careful when I watch this episode so that im in the right mood.  Its so true that once a dog establishes a true bond with you, its magical.  My parents' dog would shut himself off whenever my mom wasnt around.  I dogsitted for them while they were gone for 5 days...poor thing only got up to eat and pee for the first two days, and finally on the fourth day he played a little with me.

The song at the end was just perfect too...and the death of Seymour is just heartbreaking.
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« Reply #255 on: 11-10-2013 17:17 »

 It was quite a sad episode. I really hated the part where the dog passes, though it was a good addition to the episode.
stum

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« Reply #256 on: 11-10-2013 17:20 »

That's the reason it's the most famous Futurama episode.
ShinyMetal***

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« Reply #257 on: 11-10-2013 17:24 »

I wouldn't say it's the only reason it's so famous, but it does help it get up there.  smile
stum

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« Reply #258 on: 11-10-2013 17:25 »

It's definitely the ending, I think.
SolidSnake

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« Reply #259 on: 11-11-2013 18:35 »

Pretty good episode. Not as good as people make it out to be, and the ending is very overrated.

8/10
Motor Oil

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« Reply #260 on: 04-14-2014 03:04 »

I just rewatched this episode, and I really didn't think it was all that great. Not bad, but not memorable, either. Maybe it's because I've never met a dog I liked, but I didn't find the ending to be all that special. Bender's poorly expressed devotion to Fry was what made this episode stand out for me, but that was really it. Grading it based on my own preference and not the actual quality of the writing, I'd give it a

5/10
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #261 on: 04-14-2014 03:24 »

no u

Actually, that sort of makes sense. The ending to JB is what carries it IMO. It's alright for what it is, but it'd be pretty forgettable without the excellent ending, especially if you happen to not find it excellent in the first place.

It's kind of like Heath Ledger's performance in The Dark Knight. Take it away and you're left with a decent but unremarkable film.
TheBPB11

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« Reply #262 on: 04-14-2014 04:35 »

This is one of my personal favorites.  I thought that the ending was great, and I liked numerous other scenes from the episodes.  I always like Fry's past episodes, even Cold Warriors.  I wasn't even annoyed by Cubert's appearence in this episode, plus I liked the Walking On Sunshine callback.  There are better episodes, but this is definitely up there for me.

Easily a 10/10.
Motor Oil

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« Reply #263 on: 04-15-2014 03:15 »

Right. It's nothing I dislike, but it's forgettable. It doesn't stand out to me in any way. Not that it's a bad episode, but it's hardly a good one, either. It's average.
The emotions that the ending provoked are the only things that made the episode likable, for me, and that is not the mark of a good episode. A good one pulls you through all the way, not just in the last 30 seconds.
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