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Bending Unit
« Reply #80 on: 04-15-2004 15:16 »

I dunno either, but it's a good wee list.

I'd just like to add that this is the episode with the short 'A Closer Shave' or whatnot, which I think is wicked...

Starship Captain
« Reply #81 on: 04-15-2004 15:21 »
« Last Edit on: 04-15-2004 15:21 »

Originally posted by MrsBender:
But I mean... what makes scifi great is that it uses the future to reflect the present.  So what if it didnt necessarily display that it was set in the future?  to me that has nothing to do with the quality of the episode.
I agree, the ability to reflect present day life is what makes sci-fi so great. However, in this case, it doesn't reflect present day life, for all intents and purposes, it IS present-day life. They could have done the same script on the Simpsons with, say, Mel Gibson, and have it turn out the same.  If they don't take advantage of their setting, what is the point of having it set in the future? Just think of A Head in the Polls, it is a good political satire, reflecting today and all that jazz, but at its heart is a head in a jar and a robot body.  That doesn't make it any more or less relevant, but it does contribute to the episode and the series as a whole. Remember, this is a show set 3000 years in the future. Lobstertainment didn't take advantage of that, and suffered from blandness as a result.
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Delivery Boy
« Reply #82 on: 04-16-2004 13:53 »

Did you hear directors' commentary?  David X. Cohen said he went on the www.gotfuturama.com  website and found that it was the least popular episode ever.  He went on to say he found someone who made loads of threads saying how rubbish it was, and mentioned it completely off-topic in other threads.
Cohen: So I emailed him and I got a reply within 50 seconds.  He write back saying "That's Lobstertainment?  Yeah, that's Ok."
All the production team laughed.  I heard this earlier today, and have done some investigating.  Looking at the comments on the review page and the search button, I know who the blasphemer was...I don't want to say unless the mods think it's picking on him, but I think I know who it was on these forums.
« Reply #83 on: 04-16-2004 14:04 »

Your mistaken it was Patric Verrone who said that.
Cohen seemed Oblvious to the internet reviews
and seemed suprised people would dislike it so much.
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Delivery Boy
« Reply #84 on: 04-16-2004 14:11 »

Was it?  Oh.  I'm obviously not very good at recognising voices.
(Oh, I wish I could say who I think it was.  And then be told who it was.  Ah well.)
John Pannozzi

Starship Captain
« Reply #85 on: 07-13-2004 21:50 »

Originally posted by Kryten:

And, Ainoth? How DARE you mention Amy and Cubert in the same sentence? That's it, you're going on my list.

I'duse Amy and Cubert in the same sentence since they're among my most favorite Futurama characters along with Leela, Nibbler, Fry, Zoidy, the Professy, Mom, Morbo, Dwight, Calculon, Zapp, Kif, Lrrr, the Brain Spawn, Nibbler and the other Nibblonians.

Anyway, when I first saw this episode, I really didn't like it, but after several more viewings, I like it. I think Harold Zoid is a pretty funny character ("...and I mean circus-grade acting!" ) and "the Magnificent 3" was pretty funny. I liked seeing Amy looking loving at Kif at the Oscars, that seemed to make up for Amy having no lines in this ep. at all. But I think it could have been better, like the Critic.

Urban Legend
« Reply #86 on: 07-14-2004 13:09 »

damn John P, you listed almost every character as your favorite
Otis P Jivefunk

DOOP Secretary
« Reply #87 on: 07-14-2004 13:33 »

I can't believe I haven't reviewed this yet! I wonder why...

[Comic Book Guy]Worst episode ever![/Comic Book Guy]

« Reply #88 on: 10-05-2013 00:25 »


A not-so-bad episode, but it felt like something that was done before. And the movie-making scenes were kind of stupid, as was Bender's Calculon-assistant subplot. I like how the two intertwined, but it didn't give much to enjoy. And the episode's ending was pretty darn stupid as well. Putting all those aside, I liked alot of the jokes from the ep which helps boost it up to a 7/10.

« Reply #89 on: 10-05-2013 14:08 »

I actually like this one, despite the dislike among fans.
8/10. Calculon was pretty unfunny, but I liked the idea for the plot, and a few Zoidberg jokes in that episode.

Liquid Emperor
« Reply #90 on: 10-05-2013 17:30 »

I never quite understood all the hate for this one. I'd give it a solid 7/10, because it was actually somewhat funny, and although the story wasn't anything new in the world of Television, it was still pretty creative.

Urban Legend
« Reply #91 on: 10-05-2013 17:51 »

Yeah, I've said this a few times but I find this episode to be rather underrated. It actually has a lot of good laughs in it and a nice emotional moment near the end. Or whatever.
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