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PEE Poll: So what did you think? Fame or Lame?
1/10 (lame)   -0 (0%)
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8/10   -4 (12.9%)
9/10   -7 (22.6%)
10/10 (fame!)   -20 (64.5%)
Total Voters: 31

Beanoz4

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« Reply #120 on: 01-16-2012 08:47 »

I voted 9/10 to now it's 50/50
DannyJC13

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« Reply #121 on: 01-16-2012 17:15 »

I don't like how OOC Sal is in this episode, and it's only for one scene...

When Fry asks him to apologise to Leela, he pulls out a knife and goes to stab him. I mean really. That's one hell of a temper. I know it was just an excuse to show off Fry's new strength, but still...
Tedward

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« Reply #122 on: 01-16-2012 17:57 »

While it's an extreme reaction regardless, it's less jarring as an out-of-character thing if you happen to subscribe to the Sal clone theory.
DannyJC13

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« Reply #123 on: 01-16-2012 17:59 »

True. I suppose. They better address that at some point...
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #124 on: 01-16-2012 18:04 »
« Last Edit on: 01-16-2012 18:05 »

These 9/10's are very disappointing, but who the hell voted 8/10? Who dared to make such a heinous move? This makes Otis extremely angry, I mean what did the worms ever do to you huh? mad...
DannyJC13

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« Reply #125 on: 01-16-2012 18:06 »

Fucking LOL, Otis...

But I feel your pain about the rating of episodes, especially Mobius...
Gorky

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« Reply #126 on: 01-17-2012 00:58 »
« Last Edit on: 01-17-2012 01:02 »

I don't understand why it matters so much if people happen to disagree with your personal assessment of a given episode; all of our opinions are dumb, and should be hated. I like debating the merits of the show with other posters, but it doesn't pain me when they happen to disagree with me. I want to sway them in my direction, sure--but it's cool if I'm unable to do so. Not that any of you asked for an explanation of my PEELing philosophy... tongue

Anyway: I love this episode and totally think it's 10/10-worthy...but I'm not a fan of Leela's behavior at the very end. It's understandable for her to react to Fry as coolly as she does, but that doesn't mean it's not still a bitchy move. And, like, you're left to think of Fry as the poor victim of Leela's callousness--which is how the shippy episodes will continue to characterize him for the remainder of the series. Leela's the bitch, and Fry is the sympathetic hero. This episode just sets a bad precedent in their romantic dynamic,  I think.
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #127 on: 01-17-2012 01:05 »

I haven't seen this episode in ages. It might be time for a rewatch soon.

Also, I don't see what the big deal is about someone disagreeing with your opinion. Future Stock is one of my favourite episodes, but you don't (usually) hear me gassing on about it.
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #128 on: 01-17-2012 03:23 »

Anyway: I love this episode and totally think it's 10/10-worthy...but I'm not a fan of Leela's behavior at the very end. It's understandable for her to react to Fry as coolly as she does, but that doesn't mean it's not still a bitchy move.
I always felt that her behaviour at the end was somewhat justified by Fry bringing up Amy. Leela obviously has a bit of a rivalry/insecurity thing going with Amy so it makes sense to me that that'd be the straw to break the camel's back, so to speak. It seemed like she would've at least heard him out initially, otherwise.
Solid Gold Bender

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« Reply #129 on: 01-17-2012 23:48 »

I consider this episode a classic. It was one of the first episodes (correct me if I'm wrong) that gave you that warm feeling about Fry and Leela. It also had plenty of humorous moments, and funny lines form each character. The opening scene with Sal and Co. just cracks me up every time! laff I voted against Fry harming himself, but if we got what we wanted, then there wouldn't be much taste in the episode. I'm glad Fry went back, because it still left me hanging! 10/10
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #130 on: 01-17-2012 23:57 »

Yeah, I always see this episode as the defining moment when I realised that 'Futurama' was better than 'The Simpsons' because of its emotional depth.

As far as I'm concerned, it's their first big tugging at the heartstrings with Fry and Leela's relationship episode although I'm sure that some would argue a case for that being 'Xmas Story'.
Solid Gold Bender

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« Reply #131 on: 01-17-2012 23:59 »

But this one really pulled deep into it. I'm sure we all remember that wonderful deep feeling inside us from the first time we watched it. love
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #132 on: 01-20-2012 19:14 »

Yeah, I always see this episode as the defining moment when I realised that 'Futurama' was better than 'The Simpsons' because of its emotional depth.

Although I thought Futurama was better back in Season One, I agree that the emotion in this ep added an extra dimension of depth to the series and paved the way for what was to come...
Solid Gold Bender

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« Reply #133 on: 01-20-2012 21:23 »

That warm feeling that you get in Leela and Fry moments, like from: Parasites Lost, Time Keeps On Slipping, TDHaIP, ITWGY, and Ocw are truly fantastic. Just that great warm fuzzy feeling. My favorite is probably the one from Parasites though, because it seemed to last the longest when Fry played the holophoner.
Spicy Weasel

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« Reply #134 on: 01-21-2012 00:22 »

But this one really pulled deep into it. I'm sure we all remember that wonderful deep feeling inside us from the first time we watched it. love

Oh no - maybe that was the worms!  Yo.
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Boxy Robot

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« Reply #135 on: 05-12-2012 12:21 »

BUMP for the PEEL Weekly Episode Club - My review will be up very soon...
pumpkinpie

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« Reply #136 on: 05-12-2012 17:23 »

I love this episode. It features some of my favorite elements: Fry and Leela, Bender's jokes, Going inside a human body laff. But, I wish that Leela hadn't been too harsh on poor Fry. It was also very cute how Fry tried to stand up for Leela, but ended up failing miserably. Zoidberg  was as hilarious as always, and I couldn't help but laugh at the worms' reference to the "Special sauce". Great job SGB, for picking an episode that is on my top 10 list. big grin

Awesomeness+Hilariousness+Fry and Leela Adorableness= 10/10

Madison

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« Reply #137 on: 05-12-2012 18:17 »

is definitely in my top 10. Among the journey into Fry's body, her infinite sweetness to get rid of worms for pleasure also to Leela this episode has it all big grin 10/10
bendingunit6

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« Reply #138 on: 05-12-2012 18:24 »

Truly a classic episode. A great mix of laughs, emotion and character development in one incredible package. "Parasites Lost" has a great plot, and not a single dull moment.

Pretty much every part of the episode of the episode was played off well. The scenes at the truck stop and the scenes involving the boiler's explosion deliver an interesting lead-in to the episode's main plot involving the parasites.

The crew's journey into Fry's body was also full of laughs, especially from Zoidy ("Yippie-ki-yay! You'll never guess where I've been!").

And of course, the developments in Fry and Leela's relationship were crafted well by the writers; I'm not even much of a shipper, but even I can definitely see it. Fry deciding to get rid of the parasites was a clever move, and not overly predictable.

This was the first big episode to explore the Fry-Leela relationship, and it definitely served that role well. Without a doubt, one of the best episodes of Futurama. 10/10
Boxy Robot

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« Reply #139 on: 05-12-2012 18:43 »

"Parasites Lost"


Fry's worms threatening to kill their master


This episode manages to sustain a fantastic plot, great jokes, fantastic characterization and real emotion while also having great sci-fi elements also (These things always make the best Futurama episodes: "The Late Philip J. Fry", "The Sting" and "Time Keeps on Slippin'" to name but a few) But this one stands out to me, this is because this has and always will be my FAVORITE EPISODE. Everything just works, every character, almost every joke and every plot twist - It's just great. Every character has their moment to shine with the Professor, Bender and Zoidberg being hilarious throughout.

The emotional-shippy aspects were handled well (unlike the rather lackluster "Overclockwise" which is actually quite similar in structure...) but this was balanced out with some of the best gags in any episode, including...

  • Guess again!
  • Scruffy's first appearance
  • The way Farnsworth says the "Pelvic splanchnic nerves"
  • The worms were well developed characters and pretty darn hilarious
  • Zoidberg: I've heard of that; Who said I haven't?!


    There's no doubt about it, even after this re-watch it's still as great as ever. The ending gives me goosebumps while the middle gives me stitches from laughing so hard. In my opinion this is the closest any episode has came to perfection and that's why I'm giving it a well deserved...


    19/20 (A)  smile
Beanoz4

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« Reply #140 on: 05-12-2012 20:54 »

The hardest I've laughed at the TV in a long time. Every joke worked, the plot was flawless and even though I remembered the episode really well I seemed to enjoy it better.

10/10 (I can't vote 10/10 at the moment because I voted 9/10 6 months ago)
Inquisitor Hein
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« Reply #141 on: 05-13-2012 19:18 »
« Last Edit on: 05-13-2012 19:20 »

9-10/10.

Definitely one of the best episodes.
Futurama usually works best when not straying away too much from classics, and they stuck to "Fantastic Voyage" just fine:)

- Great Plot, but still keeping the "Red Line". (E.g. Fry's decisive advancment was the improvement in his language/articulation skills. But even in the confrontation scene with Sal, they showed his wish/inability to protect Leela was not based on an physical strength, but rather "the wrong words at the wrong time". So, it was not "Fry randomly getting better, until all of a sudden Leela considers him good enough", but stating from the very beginning where his journey have to lead to to make a "breakthrough".)
- They kept the references to the present rather limited to the cold opening, in which they did work just fine.
- Scruffy...enough said wink
- Some really great jokes and dialoges ("Guess again" wink)
- Some of the best picture jokes ("Who wants to know")
- An episode specific song, which even got its own video clip wink (The whole song reminded a bit of "Csardas turned into a walz".)
- Also, enough action scenes and a realy classic showdown.
Anna3000

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« Reply #142 on: 03-25-2013 00:52 »

I just finished re-watching this one, and I hadnít seen it in a long time! Good God is this one amazing! This was really the perfect episode in my mind; it was hilarious, intelligent, and heartfelt.

The sight of Zoidberg riding in on the sperm has always been one of the seriesí funniest moments in my mind; hell, all of his lines in this episode are great, as were Scruffy's!The sci-fi aspects were done amazingly well, too, and the animation in Fryís body was great! I also love how Fry and Leelaís burgeoning relationship is handled. Itís so sweet and tentative in this episode, and Fryís song and the images he conjures on the holophonor are so romantic (love the reference to Asimovís visi-sonor, too)! I know some people donít like Leela in this one, and while I agree that her saying she loves what heís become was not at all the right thing to say, I understand her perspective, too. She saw that he loved her while he had the worms; before them, he would mostly hit on her but still sleep with other girls. As insecure as she is, Iím not surprised she kicked him out after he came back as pre-worms Fry and then mentioned Amy!

All in all, Iíll give this one a 9/10 (I reserve perfect scores for RTEW, TLPJF, and The Sting). Itís not one of my very favorites, but itís very, very close.
SolidSnake

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« Reply #143 on: 07-22-2013 21:13 »

Episode has greatness written all over it. What makes it even better, is how it has continuity to The Devils Hands episode. I give it....a 10/10
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