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« on: 03-12-2001 00:24 »

Well here it is, the weekly review/thouts/rants/ranking thread for the new episode. The next two weeks there wont be any new eps, so the current one would better be good enough to keep this thread alive for 3 weeks. If you havent seen it and dont want to be SPOILED, stop reading and go away now. Thats i will go away now ...
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« Reply #1 on: 03-12-2001 00:34 »

It was different, definitly different.  But different in a good way.  It was cerebral in a way I haven't seen in quite a while.  It was a very telling episode, with a surprising (I thought), ending.  I give it an A.


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« Reply #2 on: 03-12-2001 00:35 »

Aw.  That was so emotional.

The horse racing was a "lol"-a-minute.  "I meant tongue luck" heh.

I, being a damn girl, enjoy the backstory.  I enjoy the non-conventional cartoony-ness, of having a general story line and parts that dont have to be funny all the time.  The statue breakin fry's hand was good.  Fry's parents were good.

this episode was good.
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« Reply #3 on: 03-12-2001 01:51 »

Well, I'm not a girl, but I loved this episode. Nice to get a look at Fry's family (with parents like those, Fry's lucky he hasn't climbed a clock tower with an Uzi yet...) The racetrack scene was hilarious, much better than last year's Simpsons racetrack episode. Loved the centaur race.

Also, Noticeably F.A.T. is now my official favorite background character.

Cons? Well, it wasn't as laugh-intensive as last week's, but the plot more than made up for that. The ending ranks up there with Parasites Lost.

Final Grade: A

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« Reply #4 on: 03-12-2001 01:52 »

 
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Originally posted by VelourFog:
Aw.  That was so emotional.

The horse racing was a "lol"-a-minute.  "I meant tongue luck" heh.

I, being a damn girl, enjoy the backstory.  I enjoy the non-conventional cartoony-ness, of having a general story line and parts that dont have to be funny all the time.  The statue breakin fry's hand was good.  Fry's parents were good.

this episode was good.

Yes, indeed.

I thought the characters each got some nice and funny moments.

Zoidberg: To hell with your spoiled baby! I need those shoes!
Leela: If we get bored, I've got Tetris on this thing. (I still don't think she really knows what it is)
Bender: Countless lines
Farnsworth: Shut up, my friends!
That bit with Amy and the jockey.

And of course, the emotion really shone. There has never been a time when I really cared so much for a cartoon. So Fry's moment was the end.



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« Reply #5 on: 03-12-2001 02:45 »

This episode could almost be considered dramatic.  I was very surprised by it's emotional tone.  I really enjoyed it but I hope they don't get too carried away and start making every other episode a thought provoking one.  Futurama is a comedy after all.

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« Reply #6 on: 03-12-2001 06:56 »

I, being a damn guy, enjoy the backstory.  smile
really, great stuff in there, a good handful of storyline, enough jokes to laugh about and some eye wetting scenes  smile

it was great
a straight A
FishyJoe

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« Reply #7 on: 03-12-2001 08:32 »

This episode was amazing. It offered some interesting looks into Fry's past and was very funny throughout the whole thing. And at the risk of sounding like a damn woman, I found the ending to be legitimately touching...it took me completely by surprise. And playing Simple Minds' classic 80's hit "Don't You Forget About Me" as Fry realizes his brother really did love him was funny and heart-warming at the same time...an awesome way to end the episode.

I don't know if I'd say it's my favorite episode ever, but it's up there. And it's the last new episode we'll have for a while...crap this is gonna be a long 3 weeks.
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« Reply #8 on: 03-12-2001 08:50 »

 
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Originally posted by r_hawks:
This episode could almost be considered dramatic.  I was very surprised by it's emotional tone.  I really enjoyed it but I hope they don't get too carried away and start making every other episode a thought provoking one.  Futurama is a comedy after all.


True, it is a comedy, but I think they did a super job of intwining the comedy and emotional crap. And even if you disagree I don't think you have anything to worry about...this and Parasites Lost have been the only episodes to try for drama this season so far.

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« Reply #9 on: 03-12-2001 12:34 »

 
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Originally posted by FishyJoe:


Woohoo...I'm a delivery boy.

Right, its not like its the most emotional show on TV, or anywhere close.  But its nice to have some emotion and backstory instead of stuff just kerploding week after week. 

and woo hoo for you fishy joe  wink

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« Reply #10 on: 03-12-2001 13:20 »

I'll have to re-watch it again, with all your comments in mind.

However, my first impression was that it was one of the worst. I didn't like any of the scenes between Fry and brother--they were disturbing. Fry's continual anger was unpleasant to watch as well. And also, where was any grief Fry may have had regarding his brother, his family and everyone he ever knew?

Finally, the grave-robbing was a bit too morbid for me.

Gotta admit the ending was good!

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« Reply #11 on: 03-13-2001 12:39 »

I think it was great finally seeing Fry's brother! (nice hair)
My favorite bits will always be
"Ever made love in a suitcase?"
and
"Help me out, I'm one skull short of a mouseketeer reunion."
The ending made me cry. *Sniff* really touching stuff. ANd what's odd, they also used that song at the end of a Family Guy episode, titled, "Let's Go to the Hop" so...eh....(I like the song)

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« Reply #12 on: 03-13-2001 13:18 »

Here's a thought. Philip J. Fry Jr. was so famous and great, why didn't they just put his head in a jar, like George Washington?

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« Reply #13 on: 03-13-2001 21:18 »

Probably saw some of the other jarred ppl and figured thet that was hell on earth.

In lighter news I think the episode sucked the race track was ok bu the rest of the story? I`ll take any episode over this one.

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« Reply #14 on: 03-15-2001 01:35 »

that was such a good ep! we actually got to learn about fry's family! and the plot of the ep was good! this was definitely one of my fave futurama eps.  smile

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« Reply #15 on: 03-15-2001 04:22 »

Whenever they mention Old New York it is an auto A.  But this episode gets an A regardless b/c it was really good.  At first it started off standard with a blernsball-esque horserace which was very well done.  I liked how they intergrated all the crew in the activity.  Then the flashbacks were good and showed more character of Fry.  The ending took me by suprise though... wow this was serious.. omg he is crying...what? the credits???  Very emotional for such a wacky comedy a la Parasites Lost.  But I enjoyed this episode more than Parasites.  Very funny and fresh episode.  A
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« Reply #16 on: 03-15-2001 08:58 »

This type of episode would be perfect for a Leela flashback episode.  Drama, emotions and comedy!  I hope the powers that be consider it.

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« Reply #17 on: 03-15-2001 20:42 »

The problem is that Leela has no real family.
unless you count Al`s story

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« Reply #18 on: 03-16-2001 02:16 »

Yeah, but they can always do a story set in the Orphanarium... in fact, I believe "The Cyberhouse Rules" is set there...

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« Reply #19 on: 03-18-2001 15:40 »

Yeah, cyberhouse rules has some flash backs.
I thought it was an excellent, excellent episode. The twist at the end was superb and just makes you think that even though people may argue with you and when you're a kid especially that they'll probably miss you when you're gone

What also stood out for me was the really good direction. The way the story continued at a smooth pace towards it's eventual end, while nicely filling in the gaps of Fry's past life that we needed to know through the flash backs, was very well done

I have to agree with Anicorn about why they didn't put his head in a Jar and also, why didn't Farnsworth know about this? You would have thought someone that important would be remembered by his own family.

I give it an A -  not hilarious but so, so satisfying

           
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« Reply #20 on: 03-18-2001 18:58 »

Would you want to be a head-in-a-jar? If I where one I`d envy the dead.

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« Reply #21 on: 03-18-2001 20:02 »

That brings up an interesting point...why are some people in jars and some people dead? Sylvester Stallone is clearly dead. And how to they get ancient figures like George Washington out of the grave and into a jar? Wouldn't he have decomposed by now? What, are we to believe that this is some kind of, heh, "magical" future? I really hope somebody got fired for that blunder.
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« Reply #22 on: 03-18-2001 22:43 »

they could clone people and then chop their head off and put it in a jar.  no that wouldnt work.  yea i hope lots of people got fired
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« Reply #23 on: 03-19-2001 00:38 »

Sadly i have not seen the episode.
Do you all hate me now?
Hahaha
Mercury is hungry.....i must now forage for food. But, before i do...i like all episodes equally. i have no prejudices. heheh

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« Reply #24 on: 03-19-2001 01:45 »

Mercury, i don't mean to criticize, but can you keep this forum strictly futurama related? the post you just made here was ok, but you hae been posting some really off-topic things here...and yeah, even i post some off-topic things here too, but i try to keep it futurama related...so most of my junk is in the off-topic forum...so just try to keep this forum related to futurama ok? thanx.  smile

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« Reply #25 on: 03-19-2001 02:09 »

someone turns emperor and thinks she runs the place  wink
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« Reply #26 on: 03-19-2001 04:00 »

Hmmmmm....futurama related you say?
Well, how's this: Mercury says you can 'bite my shiny metal ass'
Mercury does not want to critize but feels she must say that simply because you add "Oh, and um....futurama rules/rocks/is a great show" to the end of a post does NOT, in fact, make it in any way topic related.
Mercury has taken the liberty of reading some of the older topics and if you would find it helpful she will gladly present you with a surprisingly large number of instances where you have been so far off topic as to make Mercury's well-groomed eyebrows rise in amazment.
Mercury would like to remind you that it is, after all, just a cartoon, and certainly not something to get one's underwear in a bunch over. Mercury does not believe that this sort of ridiculous melodramatic attempt to be foolishly loyal to an animated series is what the benevolent creators at Fox had in mind when the show was proposed. Mercury enjoys the subtle nuances and varied humour that the show provides, but it does not consume her life, nor does she spend far too much time nit-picking over what people write in a forum which is supposed to be for fans, not obsessives. Mercury knows one more head she wouldn't mind seeing in a jar, if even for the simple reason that heads cannot type and cannot therefore make ridiculous suggestions that Mercury does not find either amusing or particularly well written.
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"Burrrrrrrrrrrnnn!"

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« Reply #27 on: 03-19-2001 04:52 »

Meow...

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« Reply #28 on: 03-19-2001 06:41 »

I'd like to keep th "Thoughts on [XacvYY]" threads somehow ontopic, and even ontopic towards the episode (so, jar discussion -> new thread). that way, i could move them into an archive one day for others to read through them. If i do thi, i would cut out posts like ... mine right now. but thats extra work for me  smile

thanks
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« Reply #29 on: 03-19-2001 10:40 »

Whats with benders remark old new york is so burned?

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« Reply #30 on: 03-19-2001 13:10 »

 
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Originally posted by Radijs:
Whats with benders remark old new york is so burned?


because Fry is so "trashing the place" but not really, so its sarcasm..... duh
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« Reply #31 on: 03-20-2001 10:43 »

It took me quite some time to finally see this episode, but if anybody cares: I really liked it! Unfortunately I have only seen it in poor quality and didn't understand each word, but still it was interesting AND funny. I would also rate it A.
Not one of my favourites, but still very good!

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« Reply #32 on: 03-20-2001 21:17 »

 
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Originally posted by VelourFog:
someone turns emperor and thinks she runs the place   wink

hehe sorry...i was REALLY hyper that night and into superior mode...not now though...i now realize i'm probably inferior to everyone here  smile

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« Reply #33 on: 03-20-2001 21:28 »

 
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Originally posted by futurefreak:
hehe sorry...i was REALLY hyper that night and into superior mode...not now though...i now realize i'm probably inferior to everyone here   smile


whatever happened to mercury?  Did you kill her FF?

I still think that Fryrish rocked.  big. time.  I taped it, and when i get bored i turn it on.  (i'm too lazy to change the tape) So i've seen it probably like 10 times easy. 

The horse d'orves is so great.  "all our horses are one hundred percent horse-fed for that double horse juiced-in goodness" (props to fishyjoe)
ah yeah thats good stuff
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« Reply #34 on: 03-20-2001 21:30 »

 
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Originally posted by VelourFog:
whatever happened to mercury?  Did you kill her FF?

lemme check the logs...

nope, don't think i did   tongue

i may have done something related to justin though...  wink

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« Reply #35 on: 03-20-2001 21:42 »

Well, if I remember well, mr. Matt said he was trying to create something worthy of our devotion. And I just believe he made it, with "The Luck of the Fryish".

In a scale of 0 to 10, I give this episode 11... with honors!

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« Reply #36 on: 03-20-2001 23:14 »

 
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hehe sorry...i was REALLY hyper that night and into superior mode...not now though...i now realize i'm probably inferior to everyone here   smile


If it matters, I back you up completely...I know I'm guilty of going off-topic sometimes, but I like to think that my off-topicness arises naturally. For instance in this thread, the conversation steadily progressed to off-topicness, going from "Luck of the Fryrish" reviews, to discussion about Fry's nephew, and why his head wasn't put in a jar, and then to the discussion of the whole "celebrity heads in jars" gimmick in general. Meanwhile, Mercury op
NrmlzTmTrvl

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« Reply #37 on: 07-01-2001 01:32 »

first post.  sadly, i wrongly assumed i was registering to download encoded episodes.  there was a site back in the day where you could do that.  haven't tried in probably a year or so to find more, so maybe i haven't looked around enough. 

this was my 2nd time to see fryish, and my favorite line had to be:

"and now you broke my hand"

classic fry.  that sheepish, i give up voice was the clincher.  i also liked seeing him as
a breakdancing kid in nyc.
fu = best show on tv!

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« Reply #38 on: 07-01-2001 01:37 »


 welcome to peel NrmlzTmTrvl  smile

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« Reply #39 on: 07-01-2001 07:41 »

Thats futurfreaks job rach, she is going to be really pissed with u.
I think ye should have a naked mud wrestling match to sort it out.
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