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Otis P Jivefunk

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« on: 12-02-2002 18:03 »

Are there any jokes that were laim, weren't needed, or just plain bad? Are there any jokes you think didn't work, or didn't add anything to the episode, and you wish were omited? Here's the place to say.

One of the jokes I really didn't like was from the recent episode 'Jurassic Bark'. It's when Bender tries to prove he can do all the things Seymour can do, and more, but in my opinion it just wasn't funny. I found it was wacky and pointless when he says "Plus I bet he couldn't create a laser show with his head!", and then we get a laim laser show scene.

I didn't like his 'You've got mail' joke from 'Crimes of the Hot' either, or that guy getting burned. Sure some people might find it funny, but it's showing signs of going down the Simpsons road with these kind of spare of the moment jokes. The jokes always used to be more funny, whitty, and intelligant rather than cheap laughs. There's still plenty of great humour, but unfortunately the wacky stuff is begining to creep in.
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« Reply #1 on: 12-02-2002 18:10 »

I disliked the way Bender said "I've got mail" but Nixon's message more than made up for that.

One that was a complete miss was in Luck of the Fryrish. Talking about the clover:

Leela: Maybe it disintigrated.
Fry: All the other stuff in here held up ok.
Bender: Except Sports by Hughy Louis.

I just sorta thought: yeah... and? I dunno if its my lack of pop knowledge, but it wasn't funny.
Teral

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« Reply #2 on: 12-02-2002 18:18 »

I really didn't like seeing Bender puke on command in AOI II. Looked way to South Park'ish. Maybe if they had used it after a night of heavy drinking it would've been acceptable.

MuscaDomestica

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« Reply #3 on: 12-02-2002 20:58 »

I liked the laser show...

I would agree with Chump sometimes jokes can be way to obscure... but It is good if you get them (I started typing this then I realized I was a Mistie so ignore this)
FishyJoe

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« Reply #4 on: 12-02-2002 21:13 »

If there's one thing I'm good at, it's pointing out stuff that I hate. For instance: Otis P's spelling of "lame". (oh but I kid)

The hairbot in Luck of the Fryrish makes me go "hmmm...". It's not lame enough for me to hate, really, but it's not funny and just kinda weird. It's hard to imagine someone pitching this joke to the writing staff and actually getting a laugh.

Same goes with the ape fight in Future Stock. Usually I can find humor in the absurd, but I don't know. This is another bit that just had me thinking "hmmm...".
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« Reply #5 on: 12-03-2002 00:25 »

The Abe Lincoln robot didn't do it for me.
MuscaDomestica

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« Reply #6 on: 12-03-2002 01:06 »

I liked the Lincoln bot... I guess I have a real warped sence of humor, must have caught it from MST3k where the phrase "Watch out for Snakes" is always a laugh riot.
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #7 on: 12-03-2002 13:06 »

 
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Originally posted by FishyJoe:
If there's one thing I'm good at, it's pointing out stuff that I hate. For instance: Otis P's spelling of "lame". (oh but I kid)

It's a realy laim joke isn't it? tongue


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« Reply #8 on: 12-03-2002 13:34 »

In Mars University, where the snooty guys fall out of their boat.
bartman

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« Reply #9 on: 12-03-2002 13:38 »

Yeah, that was just stupid, but I get the feeling they were taking the fun out of something.
aslate

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« Reply #10 on: 12-03-2002 14:01 »

Alot of 'American' jokes, alot of which i never get, but know they are meant to be funny.
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« Reply #11 on: 12-03-2002 14:51 »

 
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Originally posted by FishyJoe:

The hairbot in Luck of the Fryrish makes me go "hmmm...". It's not lame enough for me to hate, really, but it's not funny and just kinda weird. It's hard to imagine someone pitching this joke to the writing staff and actually getting a laugh.


kinda weird is right but it becomes funny when the hair bot ends up in the mental home for robots brushing its hair saying "I'm a pretty girl" over and over LOL

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« Reply #12 on: 12-03-2002 15:04 »

I didnt find the Crushinatot that funny.

Also, when Bender is being too obnoxious it isnt funny. Also, the Professor being overly crazy or wacky just doesnt make me laugh.
PCC Fred

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« Reply #13 on: 12-03-2002 18:33 »

 
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Originally posted by Teral:
I really didn't like seeing Bender puke on command in AOI II. Looked way to South Park'ish.

I agree.  I remember saying on CGEF that the first part of AOI II wasn't that good, and it was mainly due to the number of "9 year olds would find them funny" jokes in it.
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« Reply #14 on: 12-03-2002 19:31 »

I don't like the end of 'crimes of the hot' It's stupid.

"You know Fry, of all the friends I've had, you're the first."
Venus

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« Reply #15 on: 12-03-2002 19:42 »

i didn't like that part in Cyberhouse rules where Leela and warden vogal were talking and he says "your worthless and no one will ever love you" and she laughs and says "you used to say that all the time" i found it kinda creepy.
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« Reply #16 on: 12-03-2002 19:50 »

was this supposed to be funny?
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« Reply #17 on: 12-04-2002 02:00 »

I have a few

In Why Must I be a Crustacean in Love, I really didn't like the premature births caused by Zoidberg going nuts during the Lamaze session.

In "A Head the Polls", the "tough love" segment.  for a joke on jacking off, it was too drawn out and misplaced for me.  Also, the whole magic tentacles thing really eludes me.  Is there something about that scene that I'm missing, or is it just futuristic craziness.

The ending joke in "Lesser of Two Evils" .  Weak and too degrading to Fry.

Patchcord Adams in "Bendin in the Wind".  Annoying

George Foreman in "Raging Bender" was pretty stupid didn't add anything to the show.
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« Reply #18 on: 12-04-2002 13:28 »

 
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Originally posted by Joe25:
I have a few

In Why Must I be a Crustacean in Love, I really didn't like the premature births caused by Zoidberg going nuts during the Lamaze session.

In "A Head the Polls", the "tough love" segment.  for a joke on jacking off, it was too drawn out and misplaced for me.  Also, the whole magic tentacles thing really eludes me.  Is there something about that scene that I'm missing, or is it just futuristic craziness.


the birth scene is one of my favs in all episodes
instructor: *after babies pop out* Is there a doctor in the house?
Zoidberg: rararrrgh im a doctor *more babies come out*

and as far as the tenticle bed goes im sure its just a futuristic version of the vibrating massage beds you can find in cheap motels

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« Reply #19 on: 12-04-2002 13:37 »

 
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Originally posted by Joe25:
The ending joke in "Lesser of Two Evils". Weak and too degrading to Fry

Agreed. There is a point sometimes where they make Fry too Homer-stupid for his own good. I really don't think he'd be that dumb to make out with a radiator, and it's completely against logic that he would.

Also, on the same "is Fry dumb?" thought, I really didn't care much for the book-hopping during "The Day the Earth Stood Stupid". I dunno, it just seemed too forced and/or lame. And it's totally against Fry's character to start reading all of a sudden.

Bender: "Try this, kids at home!
Warning: do not try this at home
Zed 85

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« Reply #20 on: 12-04-2002 15:17 »

I'm pretty worried that apparently the first two shows of Series 4 have several obviously bad jokes in them apparently.  hmpf

FishyJoe

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« Reply #21 on: 12-04-2002 21:26 »

 
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By Zed 85:
I'm pretty worried that apparently the first two shows of Series 4 have several obviously bad jokes in them apparently.

Eh, everything has bad jokes if you look hard enough. But it's easier to point them out in more recent episodes.

Joe and Evan, you're killing me. I love it when Fry makes out with that radiator woman from that radiator planet. Yeah, maybe it IS too stupid for Fry, but the joke is funny enough to make me not care.

I also liked the George Foreman and Zoidberg/lamaze bits. I agree that the thought-activated bed thing was lame though.
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« Reply #22 on: 12-05-2002 00:50 »

 
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Originally posted by Venus:
i didn't like that part in Cyberhouse rules where Leela and warden vogal were talking and he says "your worthless and no one will ever love you" and she laughs and says "you used to say that all the time" i found it kinda creepy.

I found it kind of sad, cuase Leela bought into it and actualy beleives it ...  no no

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« Reply #23 on: 12-05-2002 12:31 »

I have never thought that a joke was "bad"... All that happens is that i dont laugh.

I found most of the jokes that's been mentioned to be quite funny...   big grin
Just Chris

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« Reply #24 on: 12-07-2002 00:47 »

The George Foreman bit was kind of a gross-out when he sucked the grease of the grill. I don't need to be reminded of this cuz I own a George Foreman grill, and already I know it drains a lot of grease.

I also hated the bit in Series Has Landed where Bender meets his high school chum in the lunar rover ride.
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« Reply #25 on: 12-07-2002 01:22 »

 
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Originally posted by PCC Fred:
 I agree.  I remember saying on CGEF that the first part of AOI II wasn't that good, and it was mainly due to the number of "9 year olds would find them funny" jokes in it.

I thought the first segment was good but the video game one was still better, I wasn't too keen on the last one because it seemed to short to me.
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« Reply #26 on: 12-10-2002 22:39 »

From "The Route of All Evil," I thought the 'fake-apology' bit and the H.G. Blob's reaction to is was kind of lame. It's not exactly biting satirical humor to say that most apologies are phony, and the joke just seemed like a really weak cop-out.
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« Reply #27 on: 12-11-2002 10:21 »
« Last Edit on: 12-11-2002 10:21 »

There's a bad joke in "I second that emotion"

Farnsworth: This is to Nibbler, who has gone a place I also hope to go to one day. The toilet.
Gocad

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« Reply #28 on: 12-11-2002 10:36 »
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Originally posted by Hawk:
There's a bad joke in "I second that emotion"

Farnsworth: This is to Nibbler, who has gone a place I also hope to go to one day. The toilet.

What are you, old? Jokes about old people are always great, at least as long you are young.    evil laugh
Hawk

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« Reply #29 on: 12-11-2002 11:06 »

Another Bad joke, from "A Head in The polls"
Bender: Get a room!
Someone: Whe're in a room!
Bender: Then loose some weight!
Gocad

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« Reply #30 on: 12-11-2002 11:28 »

You are really ungrateful people.
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #31 on: 12-11-2002 14:06 »

 
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Originally posted by Hawk:
There's a bad joke in "I second that emotion"

Farnsworth: This is to Nibbler, who has gone a place I also hope to go to one day. The toilet.

I know everyone has different opinions, but mine is that it's not a bad joke, I love it.

Teral

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« Reply #32 on: 12-11-2002 15:18 »

 
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Originally posted by Gocad:
You are really ungrateful people.

Why? Because there are some minor jokes that didn't appeal to us?

Really, the puke-on-command joke was bad.
Gocad

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« Reply #33 on: 12-11-2002 15:51 »
« Last Edit on: 12-11-2002 15:51 »

They did it only once, so it was acceptable.
Venus

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« Reply #34 on: 12-14-2002 00:25 »

another joke that kinda creeped me out was in birdbot of Ice-Catraz when Leela was about to shoot the penguins and she says "can't leave orphans, gotta kill entire families" coming from any other character it would have been fine, but to have an orphan basically say that being dead was preferable to being an orphan was kinda unsettling.
MuscaDomestica

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« Reply #35 on: 12-14-2002 09:09 »

Maybee she didn't want them to have the same childhood that she had... Anyways judging by Leela's reaction it was just random rambling.
aslate

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« Reply #36 on: 12-14-2002 10:22 »

 
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Originally posted by Hawk:
Another Bad joke, from "A Head in The polls"
Bender: Get a room!
Someone: Whe're in a room!
Bender: Then loose some weight!

That would've worked better without the 'Then lose some weight bit'.
I found the where i too soon hope to go bit hillarous!

bartman

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« Reply #37 on: 12-14-2002 13:20 »

 
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Originally posted by Hawk:
There's a bad joke in "I second that emotion"

Farnsworth: This is to Nibbler, who has gone a place I also hope to go to one day. The toilet.

That had me laughing my head off, I love silly jokes which are unpredictable, how can you say it wasn't funny?
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« Reply #38 on: 12-16-2002 03:46 »

i dont like zoidberg.. and the jokes they poke at him are unfunny.. like how he'll eat anything, poor, lonely, and such..

the whole zoidberg thing is just lame..

if they some how magically do get the show in to another production season... i say hermes should kill him and make a bong out of his shell..
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« Reply #39 on: 12-16-2002 16:50 »

Zoidberg is hillarious in later episodes.... yea in the first season i didnt like him...but I think he was great in later eps.
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