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Nixorbo

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« on: 02-04-2003 00:09 »
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I'll be back, back when you least expect me!  NEXT X-MAS!!!  HO HO HO!

Brilliant, brilliant moment, and damn you fox for never showing it.

Also, too lazy to look up this week's schedule, someone do it for me.

I have a thousand years of power.
"NOOOOO HE WAS MY BROTHER!" and then got tired and slept.


"He has the special talent, though, of being able to help people and make them feel utterly stupid all at the same time. ... In short, he's a great moderator, but a terrible human being."
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Kryten

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« Reply #1 on: 02-04-2003 00:30 »

All right.

2-2-03: A Head in the Polls

Proof that Nixon is the funniest president EVER. ARRRROOO!!

2-3-03: An XMas Story

Been a long time since I've seen this. I forgot how great it was.

2-4-03: Why Must I Be a Crustacean in Love?
2-5-03: The Lesser of Two Evils
2-6-03: Put Your Head on My Shoulder:
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« Reply #2 on: 02-04-2003 10:28 »

Funny as in "laught with" or funny as in "laugh of"?
Timo

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« Reply #3 on: 02-04-2003 11:55 »
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Originally posted by Nixorbo:
I'll be back, back when you least expect me!  NEXT X-MAS!!!  HO HO HO!

Brilliant, brilliant moment, and damn you fox for never showing it.

I hate to admit this, but believe it or not, Fox *did* show it.  At least, they did in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  (I think that's where I was at the time.  Have to go back and check the tape.)  It's one of the few closing credits that Fox did show.

We can still damn Fox, though.  Plenty of ammo left for *that* firing squad.
evan

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« Reply #4 on: 02-04-2003 14:52 »

I don't think I've ever seen a closing credit for an episode on FOX, ever! Or at least that I can remember.
futureman

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« Reply #5 on: 02-04-2003 16:37 »

i cant believe that cartoon network are taking over futurama!
winna

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« Reply #6 on: 02-04-2003 17:01 »

what closing are you talking about?  Can someone talk about it extensively?
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« Reply #7 on: 02-04-2003 17:15 »
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Last night "An X-Mas Story" was the Futurama rerun on Cartoon Network.  Unlike FOX (and to be fair, most networks) who shrink the closing credits down to a postage stamp and show promos for upcoming programs, CN shows the closing credits as they were originally made.

As the final credits roll, the background is new animation of evil robot Santa flying through the snowy sky in his sleigh saying the above line.  The music playing was a traditional Christm... er, X-Mas song, but I can't remember what it was.  I think it then panned down to the snow covered city with the digital clock tower in the background showing 8:27 PM, which would have been the correct time on the East Coast when the show originally aired.

Like most people, that was the first time I had ever seen it, since FOX was probably promoting "World's Blankest Blank" when it originally aired instead of what we saw last night.  Most closing credits just feature the normal music, but the reruns have been great to see (or hear) a surprise ending here and there.  I officially love Cartoon Network!

If you missed it, it should rerun on CN in about 14 weeks, or (fingers crossed) Season 2 R1 DVDs should be out in a year - give or take.
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« Reply #8 on: 02-04-2003 17:46 »

From the audio commentaries to "Xmas Story":


Hmm, I guess you have to hear yourself, it's really funny.

Oh, and the music was the chorus of "We Wish You a Merry Christmas".
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« Reply #9 on: 02-04-2003 23:38 »

I sadly missed Xmas Story this time!  It is my all time favorite Futurama though.

I really enjoyed seeing A Head of the Polls!  Those brain slugs never get un-funny :-D .

"Why Must I be..." one of my all time least favorite episodes actually wasn't too bad this viewing.  Maybe it is because Futurama is canceled, or that I know another episode will be on tomorrow, but "Why must I..." was pretty decent!  Gotta love Edna making out with Fry.
Nixorbo

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« Reply #10 on: 02-04-2003 23:59 »

HER CAVIAR IS ON YOUR NECK!!!
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« Reply #11 on: 02-05-2003 01:08 »

I also have never thought too highly of Crustacean In Love. But seeing it tonight, I have to say, it's a really good episode. Today's Flag Day episode could learn from this episode.
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« Reply #12 on: 02-05-2003 01:31 »

Nixon will die
evan

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« Reply #13 on: 02-05-2003 01:35 »

Er...okay?

That's weird. "WMIBaCIL?" has always been one of my favorite episodes in season 2. Perhaps its the slimy mud-bugs, perhaps it's the hilarious opening sequenece in the gym (Nautilus, heh heh), or perhaps it's how we could all learn so much about romance and women from this episode. I always like it when human emotions are projected onto non-humans.

Zoidberg: "Is desire to mate a feeling?"
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« Reply #14 on: 02-06-2003 08:32 »

 
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Er...okay?

That's weird. "WMIBaCIL?" has always been one of my favorite episodes in season 2. Perhaps its the slimy mud-bugs, perhaps it's the hilarious opening sequenece in the gym (Nautilus, heh heh), or perhaps it's how we could all learn so much about romance and women from this episode. I always like it when human emotions are projected onto non-humans.

Zoidberg: "Is desire to mate a feeling?"

Plus Zoidberg looks like whale-barf, so the illusion is complete.

I always thought this was a great ep.  The best, by far, of the Zoidy-centric eps.

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« Reply #15 on: 02-06-2003 14:07 »

my favorite line....

"This 'love' intrigues me. Teach me to fake it." -Zoidberg
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« Reply #16 on: 02-06-2003 15:25 »
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I think the thing i love most about this episode is the cool 'cancer-like' car.

and i really enjoyed how they played with hebrew words in the Crustacean's language.

I think I watched this one at least a million times   smile
evan

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« Reply #17 on: 02-06-2003 15:38 »

That reminds me. To Zoidberg's people seem overtly Jewish to anyone else? Because I've always gotten this bizarre "elderly Jewish comedian" vibe from them.

Think about it. The Hebrew shirt Zoidy tries on in the Slurm Factory, all of the Dodecapodians accents, stuff like that.
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« Reply #18 on: 02-06-2003 16:47 »

...and you're just notcing this now...
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« Reply #19 on: 02-07-2003 02:16 »

Not to mention Harold Zoid's over-the-top Jewish accent in That's Lobstertainment!
Kryten

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« Reply #20 on: 02-07-2003 11:33 »

Which was just Hank Azaria redoing his "Old Jewish Guy" voice from The Simpsons.
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« Reply #21 on: 02-07-2003 12:25 »

 
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...and you're just notcing this now...

No, it's just that there were no "Is Zoidberg Jewish?" threads open, and I didn't feel like there was any other place to post this.
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« Reply #22 on: 02-08-2003 02:32 »

I am just happy that I can still see Futurama again in the manner it was intendend to be seen.

God, what a series!!!!
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« Reply #23 on: 02-08-2003 06:41 »

I never noticed til now, but u r right!
The voice of Harold Zoid is the same actor that did Krusty's father. Seems all too clear to me now...
I'll never be able to watch that ancient episode of the simpsons now
Nixorbo

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« Reply #24 on: 02-08-2003 12:23 »

 
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u r

Urge to kill . . . RISING!

I have a thousand years of power.
"NOOOOO HE WAS MY BROTHER!" and then got tired and slept.


"He has the special talent, though, of being able to help people and make them feel utterly stupid all at the same time. ... In short, he's a great moderator, but a terrible human being."
-SlackJawedMoron
Kryten

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« Reply #25 on: 02-08-2003 22:04 »

 
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I never noticed til now, but u r right!
The voice of Harold Zoid is the same actor that did Krusty's father. Seems all too clear to me now...
I'll never be able to watch that ancient episode of the simpsons now

No, Krusty's father was voiced by Jackie Mason.

Teral

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« Reply #26 on: 02-09-2003 16:39 »

Well, just a quick run-through:

A Head in the Polls

Brilliant, brilliant episode. Political satire, Morbo, Nixon, giant robot mayhem, what more can you ask for? Still in my top-10.

XMas Story

I still consider this to be the perfect mix of all that makes Futurama great: humor, plot, oneliners, emotions, animation extravaganzas. Plus all the maincharacters get almost equal airtime. They don't come any better.

Why Must I Be a Crustacean in Love?

3 in a row! While not on the same level as the two previous ones, WMIBACIL is still a good episode. Brilliant spoof of "Amok Time". "Moron!"

The Lesser of Two Evils

Okay, not great. I won't destroy your planet. "Why are you loking for Flexo in my underpants drawer? I didn't find him here 10 minutes ago, and thought it was time to check again." And it's proof for Rich Moore's theory that the word pants are 20% more funny than the word trousers.

Put Your Head on My Shoulder

Good Valentines episode. Definetely above average, and a good example of Futurama's sci-fi nature. "Shut up baby! I know it!"

Don't confuse not caring with not knowing!
Timo

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« Reply #27 on: 02-12-2003 10:55 »

 
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 No, Krusty's father was voiced by Jackie Mason.


Most amusing.

I'm waiting for this whole discussion to devolve to the level of the "black actor" campfire scene in Canadian Bacon:

"Danny Glover did not drive Miss Daisy.  Danny Glover drove Mel Gibson."

"Nah, Danny Glover didn't drive Mel Gibson.  Eddie Murphy drove Mel Gibson."
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« Reply #28 on: 02-12-2003 14:12 »

XMas Story was a great episode, and in my opinion the best of the five. A Head in The Polls was good, but didn't appeal to me, probably because I'm from the UK and not getting a few of the Nixon jokes (my knowledge of politics being a bit thin).

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