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Australian Guy

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« Reply #40 on: 04-07-2003 06:20 »

Yeah, luck of the fryish and parasites lost were both very good. Leela's homeworld, and what about that one on mom's birthday, with the albino shouting gorrila's?


Juliet

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« Reply #41 on: 04-07-2003 07:04 »

The moment on The Why Of Fry:

Fry find out why the Nibblonians frozed him and Fry was crying, That was so sweet.  cry

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« Reply #42 on: 04-07-2003 08:06 »

 
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Originally posted by Juliet:
The moment on The Why Of Fry:

Fry find out why the Nibblonians frozed him and Fry was crying, That was so sweet.   cry

Indeed!  love
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« Reply #43 on: 04-07-2003 09:15 »

I cried at the end of "Jurassic Bark".  I came pretty close at the end of "Luck of the Fryish".  And "Time Keeps On Slipping" was a very touching ending.
Cikboy

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« Reply #44 on: 04-07-2003 13:45 »

One of the many reasons I love Futurama so much because it's the only show that makes me feel something for the characters.  Only a few real good movies and books get such a big emotional response from me as does Futurama.  As much as I love the Simpsons, (and no I'm not gonna bash it like everybody else here seems to, ((its still my second fav show, and still prolly the best show on tv, but thats a matter for a diff post))) none of the epoisdes ever carry such a strong story arc as this show.  Looking over the reviews of Why of Fry, a lot of people said it wasn't funny enough.  While I agree humor is a very very essenial part of Futurama, the writing is what ends up making or braking the show.  You cant have good shows without good characters, and if the characters are advancedly developed, you start feeling for them.  Espically now that the show is so close to being gone.  Here's hoping we see a movie some point down the road, because I think it could be amazing.
Zoidburn

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« Reply #45 on: 04-08-2003 01:41 »

 
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Originally posted by timmi_rocks:
I've seen all the Futurama Episodes to date and it seems to me that the music is the thing that draws a tear. The creators of the show sure know what music to play!

Completely agree with you, Jurassic Bark was probaly the only show that really got to me emotionally, being a huge dog lover probably adds to it, but the music on Jurassic Bark really lifted the scene on two major occasions for me 1- Flashback of Seymour searching for Fry & 2- Seymour waiting for Fry out front of the pizza shop to the end of his days...
Couldn't believe Fry decided not to clone him, i was literally shattered.
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BumbleBeeTheta

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« Reply #46 on: 04-08-2003 01:59 »

I'm a very emotional person but I don't usually cry in movies or TV shows, though A.I. ALWAYS gets me worked up.  Anyway, here's the...uh...Letterman list:
1) Time Keeps on Slippin'-- makes me bawl like a little kid.
2) Luck of the Fryish-- Lovely, lovely ending.
3) Parasites Lost-- Still makes me sniffle.
4) Why of Fry-- They did an excellent job of creating even more sympathy for Fry and the sweet ending gave me a lump in my throat.
5) Jurassic Bark-- Like Kryten said, this is one of those episodes that you can't get through without it hitting you right *there*.
6) Leela's Homeworld-- Best montage ever.  I love the song.  big grin
7) Love and Rocket-- The oxygen scene is sweet and gave me tears in my eyes because of it's utter...sweetness.  love
8) Bendless Love-- Very under-rated.  As Little Miss said, it really makes you feel bad for Bender, but he did the right thing.
9) Space Pilot 3000-- love the old New York scene.
And...
10) The Devil's Hands are Idol Playthings-- I know it hasn't aired, but I was thinking about it the other day and it made me cry.  cry

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SpaceCase

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« Reply #47 on: 04-08-2003 02:16 »

Nice siggy BBT!
Stryker

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« Reply #48 on: 04-08-2003 16:04 »

1st post weeeeeeee!

the time keeps on slippin ending made me laugh more than emotional sure the "i love you leela" part was sweet but bender broke the moment with the whistling

the why of fry ending made me all happy-like

and peace im out!
Dr.Zoidberg05

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« Reply #49 on: 04-09-2003 01:29 »

I couldn't help it, but I cried at the end of "The luck of the Fryish". I spent the whole episode being as angry as Fry was. I couldn't belive his brother had been so selfish. Then when the truth comes out at the end, oh, it was just too much for me.
treepixy

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« Reply #50 on: 04-10-2003 21:11 »

the episode that actually got me intrested in futurama was "love and rocket" i coulden't believe the ending...i actually teared up, and i wasen't even into the show yet  smile
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« Reply #51 on: 04-11-2003 09:59 »

Jurrasic Bark put a lump in my throat, I love my dog, between the Fry's dog sitting in the rain and the music, I think I hugged my dog so hard I almost killed him.
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« Reply #52 on: 04-11-2003 23:18 »

 
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Originally posted by Dr.Zoidberg05:
I couldn't help it, but I cried at the end of "The luck of the Fryish". I spent the whole episode being as angry as Fry was. I couldn't believe his brother had been so selfish. Then when the truth comes out at the end, oh, it was just too much for me.

Me too. I love that episode.   big grin
ions
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« Reply #53 on: 04-15-2003 00:23 »

Jurassic Bark.

Woohoo!  1st post.
Kristi
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« Reply #54 on: 04-15-2003 00:31 »

Welcome to PEEL, ions!
Capīn McGlurk

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« Reply #55 on: 04-15-2003 01:23 »

Yeah, Time Keeps on Slipping gets me, too.  The fact that Fry winds up losing memory of making it really drives it home.  I'm just a hopeless romantic -- it's beats being just plain hopeless.

The Why of Fry got me, too.  Why did they do that to poor Fry??
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« Reply #56 on: 04-16-2003 07:53 »

End of Jurassic Bark made me feel very sad...
totalnerd undercanada

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« Reply #57 on: 04-16-2003 18:35 »

TLOTF and JB got to me.
Future Angel
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« Reply #58 on: 04-17-2003 14:15 »

I had a lump in my throat when I watched Luck of Fryrish and Jurassic Bark. I don't usually get a lump in my throat or tears in my eyes when I watch Futurama but those two are an exception.

I usually never cry when watching movies, but I will get tears in my eyes watching a TV show. I mean, when you go to a movie you only know the character for a 2 hour period. A TV show you know the character for 24 hours (if it's a one hour program) (Here's an example: at the end of 24 with Jack cradling Teri in his arms). So that's my reason for crying during a TV show.
Margarita

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« Reply #59 on: 04-17-2003 14:17 »

"Leela's homeworld", "Godfellas" and "The Why Of Fry"  smile
totalnerd undercanada

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« Reply #60 on: 04-17-2003 20:51 »

I find it reassuring to know that I'm not alone in being "emotioanlly involved" when bad things happen to characters in a cartoon.  big grin
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« Reply #61 on: 04-18-2003 08:15 »

Time keeps on slipping really moved me.....away from futurama. it seriously ruined it for me. it was a MOAR Mother Of All Reverts. and that damn letter was destroyed by none other than leela herself. irony is a bitch! i hate those, like those timeless jetsons episodes where in like each one he could have been a gazillionair or something, but either he gave away the willing lotto ticket, or didn't wait to hear the whole sentance before refusing somthing. a lesson in and of itself really.

it is just those kind of irony beyond the control of the characters that gets to me really. Futurama never had that until this episode, i mean fry's over sentimentalnness compounded by stupidness is understandable, EX paracites lost (evicted) and luck of the fryrish(should have kept it, maybe then he could have had a real chance eary on with leela) and finally there was that future stock one. i know, not emotional, but still good example of the emotion stupid factor.

i have yet to see jurrasic bark, but i read the transcript. the last scene with the dog wainting there for many years is really sad sounding. i should hope to see it on CN one day soon.
Action Jacktion

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« Reply #62 on: 07-08-2003 19:48 »

Futurama's biggest tearjerkers, according to my mother:

"Luck of the Fryrish"
"Leela's Homeworld"
"Jurassic Bark"
"The Sting"
Coop

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« Reply #63 on: 07-08-2003 19:54 »

Luck of the Fryrish and Leela's Homeworld both made me kind of weepy in the end. Its cool the way they manage to just slip the emotional moments in there.


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Atticus

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« Reply #64 on: 07-08-2003 20:51 »

The episodes I found especially moving were Parasites Lost, and The Why of Fry.
Bones

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« Reply #65 on: 07-08-2003 21:44 »

The luck of the fryish made me cry at the end. Now when i watch it i think I'm over it and i feel a bit sad cos i miss the emotion it gave me and i think i've lost that, but then 'dont you forget about me' kicks in and i'm weeping like a baby.

Love and rocket is very touching, gets me evey time

Jurassic Bark is one of those eps, like Time keeps slipping away, where u just want to leap into the screen and say 'Look!' or 'Just clone the damn thing!'

The Sting really got to me too but the sadness just vaporises when they do the you need a shower joke, funy, classic futurama, but ruins the moment
Bones

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« Reply #66 on: 07-08-2003 21:45 »

Oh and godfellas is deep and leaves u feeling complete, butnot sad, just... human?
TriforceBun

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« Reply #67 on: 07-08-2003 22:37 »

I don't cry much from media...the only thing I really cry about in an abnormal amount is from, of all things, videogames (the endings to Lufia II, Zelda: Ocarina of Time, and Zelda: The Wind Waker, for those of you that are interested).  And I certainly NEVER have seen myself crying at a television show.  Ever.

That was until I saw Jurassic Bark, which made me bawl harder than a baby with a five-pound diaper.  As a dog lover, I REALLY felt sorry for poor Seymour, waiting at the same spot for twelve miserable years...his loyalty and trust should've been rewarded, not given the worse fate possible (the loss of his master forever).  That kind of irony was also present in Time Keeps on Slippin', but for some reason, Leela and Fry's relationship seemed so insignificant once I saw the fate of that poor dog.

*runs from all the shippers coming after him with pitchforks*

Jurassic Bark ruuuuuuuulllles...

*gets mauled*
DotheBartman

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« Reply #68 on: 07-08-2003 23:13 »

Hey, I'm with ya man.  Jurassic Bark was generally more touching to me then any of the "shipper" stuff (waits to get mauled also).

But really, I don't think I've ever cried at a tv show or movie before, but I've gotten close on occasions (and actually, I got a little close in Ocarina of Time too).  Without going into the movie list, I think the only tv shows to make me hold back the tears have been The Simpsons, The Wonder Years, and Futurama.  And in Futurama, Jurassic Bark is simply the definitive tearjerker(and IMO also the best episode of the series).  With most tv and movies (including Futurama), I generally feel like I'm watching a movie or show.  No matter how much I like it, I rarely feel like I'm actually IN the story, and care about it to that kind of degree.  But Jurassic Bark did that to me.  Not just in the ending, but throughout.  I remember fearing when I started to see Bender's reactions to the possibility of Fry's dog coming back (as much as I laughed at him with his robo-puppy and such, I was also secretly worrying that he would do something to jeopardize Fry's quest).  Of course, at the same time, he also remained a lovable character, and I still cared him too.  As the story went on I actually started to feel joy as well that Fry's dog could be coming back (and when you have a show that, for the most part, is supposed to go back to the way it started in every episode, and for me knowing that full well, that's impressive).  Now, I haven't seen it since it aired, but if I recall correctly, Bender throws the fossil into the lava at the end of act two.  I remember it KILLING me waiting through the commercials.  I could hardly concentrate, wanting so badly to know what was going to happen, if the dog would be okay. And I was HATING Bender (keep in mind that was probably intentional to some extent, not a "jerkass Homer" situation)  When it came back the flashbacks started to slay me.  Seymour walking through the streets, sad eyed, looking at all the spots they had been at while looking for Fry (and later seeing Fry's tube and trying to alert Fry's parents).  It nearly killed me, it was so sad (though it did have some hilarious sign jokes relating to them, I forget exactly what now).  And closer to the end, Bender jumping in to the lava made me respect him again (more then ever actually), and also filled me with joy.  I mean, seriously, I was overwhelmed considering I was watching a television show on FOX.  But then, of course, Fry decided not to clone his dog for perfectly logical reasons.  I was heartbroken (again, pretty amazing), but actually, I think, said something aloud to myself about agreeing with him, and respecting what he presumed he was doing for the dog.  And then of course we got the final shots of Seymour waiting on the steps, looking forlorn and sad, waiting loyally for his friend, with that music (someone here mentioned how powerful the music is in some episodes) playing.  I remember being shellshocked, and trying to hold in the tears.  Simply amazing.  I was heartbroken of course, but later on couldn't help but rave (mostly on the internet, since almost no one I know had seen the episode and I didn't want to spoil too much) about how gutsy they had been to do that.  Actually end on SUCH a truly sad note (rather then merely a very touching note).  I'm rambling now, but in short the whole episode was so, well, human, and amazing.  It managed to top even many of the Simpsons tearjerkers ("Lisa's Substitute" and "Lisa's Wedding" are a few of the only ones still reigning over it, and its pretty close...).

Others that moved me the most though (whether I had to hold back tears or not):

Luck of the Fryrish: Second best episode ever (behind JB, of course).  The ending caught me by suprise, and is another tearjerker area.

Parasites Lost: The ending with the holophoner was suprisingly touching and thoughtful.

Time Keeps on Slippin: While the holophoner was better, the ending to this was also pretty sad.

Why of Fry: The ending didn't touch me as much, but Fry's "but it was my life" line kinda got to me.

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« Reply #69 on: 07-08-2003 23:36 »
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I think "Time Keeps on Slipping" had the greatest impact on me, because before that I'd been used to Futurama being a wacky, funny show and didn't take it seriously. I thought this episode was unusually dark and thoughtful toward the end, and something about Fry's endeavors to win Leela's heart really moved me.

Then of course I saw the endings of "Jurassic Bark", "Luck of the Fryrish", etc etc... and changed my opinion. This show probably has the deepest character and story development of all recent comedies. The end of "Parasites Lost" didn't seem sad to me, but it was still great.
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« Reply #70 on: 07-08-2003 23:53 »

I'm just gonna mention the episodes that were mentioned in this thread and how much emotional response I had to them. 0% is nothing, 100% means at least 1 tear appeared.

Why of Fry- 0%
Time Keeps on Slippin'- 1%
Luck of the Fryrish- 20%
Godfellas- 0%
Parasites Lost- 1%
Leelas Homeworld- 21%
Love and Rocket- 0%
Bendless Love- 0%
Space Pilot 3000- 0%
Kiff Gets Knocked up a Notch- 0%
Jurassic Bark- 68%

As you can see, the only one I really reacted
to was Jurassic Bark, and I felt like such a freak for feeling the way I did. It could have been that at the time I recently lost my best friend (my dog).

I had a dog die on my birthday too, so that was a great gift!
Beamer

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« Reply #71 on: 07-08-2003 23:54 »

I have a soft spot for dogs, and Jurassic Bark had me bawling my eyes out for ages.  frown
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« Reply #72 on: 07-09-2003 00:12 »

Oh hi, DoTheBartman...do you post on No Homers Club too?  I'm ShadowBun over there.

Anyways, that was a great description on Jurassic Bark, and pretty much mirrors my feelings towards the episode in general too (man, I wanted to KILL Bender!), and that last scene with "I Will Wait for You" playing was just incredible.  One side of you wants the dog to return SO MUCH...while simultaneously, you know that the episode wouldn't have near the emotional impact if that happened.  Thank goodness the fossil survived, at least...that would've been even sadder if Fry didn't even get the chance to clone his dog (or would it...because as it is, he's deliberately choosing not to, not knowing it's actually the wrong choice in retrospect, which is also tragic).  Oh well.  It's dolemite, baby!
DotheBartman

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« Reply #73 on: 07-09-2003 00:35 »

Yeah, I go by the same alias over at the NHC.  We also have Simpson Purist (named SimPurist here) and Wavy Gravy (Jesse X. Barboza) here at Peel.  There's also a few others, such as people that started posting here but now post at NHC as well.

Yeah, Jurassic Bark just wouldn't have worked as well if the dog was actually brought back (not to mention a wealth of problems could possibly spawn from it, since, again, this is a show that is supposed to go back to the way it started in most episodes).  It works so amazingly the way it is, and actually bringing the dog back would've hurt it in retrospect.  Plus, again, I was amazed at how brave they were with that ending (and ironically might've thought they chickened out if they did bring the dog back, or didn't have the ending they did at least), going out on a limb that you just don't go out onto on television.
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« Reply #74 on: 07-09-2003 01:07 »
« Last Edit on: 07-09-2003 01:07 »

1. The Sting
2. Jurassic Bark
3. The Luck Of The Fryrish
4. Parastites Lost
5. Time Keeps On Slippin'
6. Leela's Homeworld
7. Love And Rocket
8. The Why Of Fry (Almost Forgot about that one! Stupid me!)

These are all the episodes that are not only some of my favorites, but also made me cry at the end.
Anarchist

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« Reply #75 on: 07-09-2003 01:42 »

The oxygen scene in Love & Rocket is one of my favorite moments in Futurama. It realy got to me.

Parasites Lost and Time Keeps On Slippin' are about equal to me. Great episodes overall and great endings in both. I love it when shippers are teased in cruel ways, and I say that as a hardcore shipper.

And the ending of Jurassic Bark, of course. I agree with Kryten's sentiments 100%.

There are also some others I'm neglecting to mention. I don't think I actually shed any actual tears, but I did come awfully close several times.
FishyJoe

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« Reply #76 on: 07-09-2003 01:42 »

I love The Why of Fry--I wouldn't exactly call it a "tearjerker" but I can relate to it on an emotional level. I can so relate to Fry being a nobody...watching the girl run off with some other jerk, while he's stuck cleaning up poop. Seeing him save the universe and get kissed by Leela at the end made me feel warm feelings.

I still say Luck of the Fryrish is the best "emo" episode though.
zoidyzoid

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« Reply #77 on: 07-09-2003 02:23 »

Futurama has never actually made me cry, but here are my top two 'most moving episodes':
1. Jurrasic Bark- by far the saddest ending of a Futurama episode ever
2. The Luck of the Fryrish
ShineFusion

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« Reply #78 on: 07-09-2003 03:42 »

The Luck of the Fryish
A Flight to remember
Leela's Homeworld
faerygirl3

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« Reply #79 on: 07-09-2003 04:18 »

I still bawl like a baby when I watch Luck of the Fryish, even though I've seen it probably 10+ times.  It's just so sweet!
I didn't see all of Jurrasic Bark, just the last 2 minutes where Seymour sits in front of Panucci's Pizza until he DIES waiting for Fry to come back.  I have never cried so quickly in my life!
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