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rach_the_tall

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« Reply #40 on: 07-02-2001 09:55 »

 
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Originally posted by iliketowankalot:
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.
ff doesnt mind...I think... : arms self with several guns and pointy knives: and no naked mud wrestling match for you until you pay the rent...  roll eyes
oh and :top of the page dance:
frozen fry

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« Reply #41 on: 07-07-2001 22:33 »

it was a good episode i rate it a 4
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #42 on: 01-04-2002 16:48 »
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A very deep and thoughtful episode which is suberbly written and is powerful. It uses symbolism to good effect, for example the seven leaf clover and it shows Fry during his days in the 20th century. The continious flashbacks add depth and emotion to the plot and provide a sense of understanding. The ending brought a tear to my eye which is incredible considering this is a 22 minute cartoon. It's not my favourite episode because it lacks the humour and extensive cast of other episodes but it's certainly a jewel of an episode and is very unique  big grin
TheVoices

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« Reply #43 on: 01-04-2002 17:04 »

great episode....brilliantly written, one of the best ones, but i prefered 'Parasites Lost' and 'Time Keeps On Slipping'   smile

Nixorbo

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« Reply #44 on: 01-04-2002 17:29 »

This episode deserved the Emmy more than "Amazon Women" or "HOMR."
meisterPOOP

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« Reply #45 on: 01-04-2002 17:32 »

Phillip is still hurting from it!
B.Frankendorfer

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« Reply #46 on: 01-05-2002 15:11 »

This is my very favorite episode.  Like many other people said before, it actually brought a tear to my eye when I watched it the first time.  The emotion and humor were intertwined very well, much like an older Simpsons episode would do.

         
wu_konguk

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« Reply #47 on: 01-06-2002 10:17 »

Don't you
Forget about me
Don't Don't Don't

Ahh nostalger now don't get me wrong I not a huge fan of the 80's but it did give the episode a good touch. All in all a great episode with some really nice moments  love basically huzzars are in order Huzzar
Javier Lopez

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« Reply #48 on: 01-06-2002 11:57 »

i loves those transitions, to the toy ship to the PE ship, from the clover to the PE ship, from the old house to the.. ejmm ,ehjmm "old" house... etc
FrysGIRL

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« Reply #49 on: 01-06-2002 13:49 »

 
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Originally posted by Javier Lopez:
i loves those transitions, to the toy ship to the PE ship, from the clover to the PE ship, from the old house to the.. ejmm ,ehjmm "old" house... etc

I loved that part too. I especially liked the music during those few seconds.

TheReal-Fry

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« Reply #50 on: 01-06-2002 14:17 »

Mmmmm, I just watched it again...  big grin  This and Space Pilot 3000 must be my favorite episodes!  love  big grin  love And, as everybody has said, this episode also presses out a few tears out of my eye when I watch it.   cry  Well, maybe not anymore, but the first times I saw it.

This is a post by The Real Fry (not the fake Fry that you might have seen on TV)...
"Hey, what smells like blue?" [Fry]

wu_konguk

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« Reply #51 on: 01-06-2002 15:08 »

Very 2001 a space oddesy don't you think.
wu_konguk

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« Reply #52 on: 01-07-2002 05:18 »

Not just a good episode but in my humble opinion the best.
FilthyCrab

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« Reply #53 on: 01-07-2002 12:58 »

 
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Originally posted by TheReal-Fry:
And, as everybody has said, this episode also presses out a few tears out of my eye when I watch it.    cry  Well, maybe not anymore, but the first times I saw it.



I'm torn between loving it because it was so well written / done and so emotional, and hating the fact that it doesn't fit with the light comedy we are used to in the series.  A great ep, just not a great fit.
futurefreak

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« Reply #54 on: 01-08-2002 00:41 »

welcome to PEEL FilthyCrab!  smile
FilthyCrab

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« Reply #55 on: 01-08-2002 09:12 »

 
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Originally posted by futurefreak:
welcome to PEEL FilthyCrab!   smile

Thanks for the welcome - I've been lurking for quite some time, I finally desided to show my face

  flirt

Like I said, I love the ep, it just isn't typical Futurama.  If this episode was typical Futurama fair, I'm not sure I'd watch it anymore.
Carbito

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« Reply #56 on: 03-17-2003 05:09 »

That episode was great. It was different from any other episode of Futurama. It just goes to show how good the writers can be if they want. I never saw that ending coming, I was expecting Fry to get the clover and then have luck. One of the best ever episodes of Futurama.

(Oh, I though I would dig this topic back up as it was shown on Australian TV for the first time last week...now I can go digging up lots of past "Thoughts on" topics big grin)
ssj

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« Reply #57 on: 03-21-2003 19:49 »

I liked "The Luck of the Fryrish." It was different from all of the other epesodes because this one was reflecting on Fry's past and his family.  It isn't one of my favorites but I really liked it.
ssj

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« Reply #58 on: 03-21-2003 19:50 »

Ack! I just realised that I was kinda quoting what Carbito said!  Eep! sorry didn't mean to! ^_^"
S14 Nemesis

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« Reply #59 on: 03-23-2003 02:13 »

opiniongs..opinions... well i say it was an alright episode.  few parts cracked me up.  "Tongue luck" and bender saying "Making frequent stops wherever the hell I feel" yeah it was great.  And it wasnt the worst but i agree with some people about it being different but a good different
AJ

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« Reply #60 on: 03-23-2003 03:06 »

I really enjoyed the episode. Not so-laugh filled, but definitely a quality piece of Futurama.

Noticably F.A.T!!  big grin
Gleno

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« Reply #61 on: 11-14-2003 11:32 »
« Last Edit on: 11-14-2003 11:32 »

First off I have to say that I was watching season 3 on dvd and my Dad was reading out the episode names (having not seen them yet) and he saw this one and said "Luck of the Fryrish" heh-heh
I swear, ever since I first saw this ep back in March, I thought it was Fryish not FryRish....every time I've read the title I've been saying to myself Fryish....anyway   tongue

Don't think I've reviewed this one yet so....
One of my favourites, of course the ending was unexpected and very moving....the past storylines were cool and tied in well....
Is the snoring horse the funniest thing you've ever seen....?

Also did anyone notice the part where Fry is holding up the clover, just after he beats Yancy at basketball, the next shot that shows the PE crew at the desk matches up with the leaves on the clover....?

You guys probably knew that already meh....



Let me break....let me break you down....for your sake....I will break you down...."[/small]
zoidberg74

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« Reply #62 on: 11-14-2003 12:49 »

Luck of the Fryrish- without a doubt belongs in the top five greatest Futurama episodes ever. two claws up!
CyberKnight

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« Reply #63 on: 11-14-2003 12:51 »

 
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Originally posted by Gleno:
Also did anyone notice the part where Fry is holding up the clover, just after he beats Yancy at basketball, the next shot that shows the PE crew at the desk matches up with the leaves on the clover....?

Yeah, the direction in this episode was outstanding, especially the cutaways between past and present (the clover leaf, the space ship, etc.)
Futurama_Hil

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« Reply #64 on: 11-14-2003 15:40 »

*sighs*

I don't liek this episode very much..it's sweet and all, but...well, I'm not sure. It maybe because it had almost no shippy content.

It had some funny lines in it, not enough to keep me laughing all the way through, though.

It was good to see background to Fry's childhood, I'll say that. The flashbacks were executed in a good manner as well.

Now, the ending, I didn't get teary over. It was ssad, sure, but not to the extent that I cried. Leela's Homeworld was much sadder, IMO. The song was fun though.

B-
Comedy- 6/10
Emotion- 7/10
Shippiness- 2/10
Animation- 5/10
Plot- 8/10
Mouse On Venus

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« Reply #65 on: 11-14-2003 18:57 »

I've expressed my feelings about this episode too many times to be arsed to do it again, so marvel as I blatantly copy and paste my opinions from the "Fall Madness Predictions" thread:
 
 
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Originally posted by Mouse On Venus:
With regards to Fryrish, I've said this many a time now, but that episode lost points for me because of the stilted, unnatural dialogue of much of the second two acts. There's no denying it had a fantastic original plot but I was disappointed majorly with the execution I'm afraid.   hmpf

Perhaps it was all the 80s elements that I didn't really connect with (Huey Lewis, the K-Tel ad reference, The Breakfast Club and Simple Minds who didn't do a thing for me in that last scene to be honest) that didn't work for me. Or the Leela lines about Tetris, old comedians and going into space for donuts. Or the Bender railway part. But all the way through those second and third acts I had to force myself to laugh.   hmpf

 Now bear in mind I'm not one of those narrow minded people who thinks that Futurama should be pure comedy with no room for character development and emotional scenes. But because the comedy element of those parts of the episode failed on me, so too did the emotional part due to my inability to become totally engrossed in the ep.

I know Futurama are more than capable of pulling the whole package off successfully, which for me they achieved with Parasites Lost and TKOS. In retrospect I do like the originality of the plot on LOTF and therefore the episode should've been right up my street. But sadly it just wasn't.   frown

 I enjoyed the racetrack part, though.  smile
winna

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« Reply #66 on: 11-14-2003 19:23 »

I liked how the episode was put together... I think it was a really good episode and very good use of music... And don't worry about that "R" in Fry"r"ish, we've had arguments over that  tongue  And the clover has 7 leafs of course because it's a lucky 7 leaf clover, and that's how you'd suppose it would be drawn......  roll eyes
John C
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« Reply #67 on: 11-14-2003 20:08 »
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Mouse on Venus took the words right out of my mouth. I'm a fan of emotional episodes, but I feel that eps such as "The Sting" and "Leela's Homeworld" pull this off better.
A lot of it probably involves your own life. For instance, someone who's not a UFO nut might find "Roswell" boring. I obviously didn't grow up in the 80s, so this aspect of the show didn't appeal to me. I also thought it felt kind of forced, so it's hard to get emotional when the characters aren't. I'm probably the person here who likes this episode the least: Of all 72 episodes, it's only somewhere in my top 30s.
zoidbergisjewis
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« Reply #68 on: 03-26-2004 03:12 »

I realize that this post is coming a lot later than everyone else, but I just found this today so I'm posting in it, deal with it. I've noticed that some people feel his episode is not up to schnapp because they couldn't connect with it. I don't think it was the 80's references. It was the brother thing.  I will just say right now, and I am not being sexist, but women cannot fully feel this episode. I grew up with one brother, just like Fry and Yancy, and that was what made me love this episode, the whole brotherly love thing. I actually am brought to tears everytime I see this episode, especially when Yancy is naming his son. Say what you want about this episode, I think it is the best one ever. Women get the Leela ones, but this one is for all the bros out there.
SlackJawedMoron

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« Reply #69 on: 03-26-2004 04:37 »

Yeah, 'sup brother! You're a mans' man. Your a mans' mans' man. Time for some real male bonding and that. Big, manly bear hugs all round!
Incidently, there is a good chance that you are going to be verbally (and possibly really) eviscerated. Suffice to say, I don't agree with you, but no-one here will care, what with the women standing in front of thier ovens all day...

Incidently, a good ep. Not one of my favourites, as TKOS has shown me that a story can be both emotional and absolutely PACKED with jokes. B+
Coilette

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« Reply #70 on: 03-26-2004 05:06 »

I'd give it the lowest mark possible.... and A--.

It's an ok episode, I didn't like it at first but after repeat viewings it's kind of grown on me.
nerdlingus

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« Reply #71 on: 03-26-2004 07:13 »

I like this episode a lot.

I have always liked a different ending in my TV shows or even movies for that matter.
Like in 28 Days Later, I prefer the alternate ending (on the DVD) in which the lead character dies.
John C
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« Reply #72 on: 03-26-2004 09:50 »

 
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Originally posted by zoidbergisjewis:
Say what you want about this episode, I think it is the best one ever. Women get the Leela ones, but this one is for all the bros out there.

I'm a guy! Who said I'm not a guy? *shifty eyes*
Mouse On Venus

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« Reply #73 on: 03-26-2004 14:26 »

 
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Originally posted by zoidbergisjewis:
I realize that this post is coming a lot later than everyone else, but I just found this today so I'm posting in it, deal with it. I've noticed that some people feel his episode is not up to schnapp because they couldn't connect with it. I don't think it was the 80's references. It was the brother thing.  I will just say right now, and I am not being sexist, but women cannot fully feel this episode. I grew up with one brother, just like Fry and Yancy, and that was what made me love this episode, the whole brotherly love thing. I actually am brought to tears everytime I see this episode, especially when Yancy is naming his son. Say what you want about this episode, I think it is the best one ever. Women get the Leela ones, but this one is for all the bros out there.

Right, that explains absolutely everything. Including why I didn't like the episode despite the fact that I'm a brother, and that several people of a female persuasion loved this episode, as you'd know if you read the rest of the thread.  roll eyes
Dooooomed

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« Reply #74 on: 03-26-2004 14:39 »

NUMBER 1 EP. I LOVE IT!
but it always makes me cry when that song comes on. ([{Sniff}])
EvilLunch

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« Reply #75 on: 03-26-2004 17:42 »

Yes, that song is very sweet. Though it always makes me think more of LEELA and Fry.. It seems too romantic for brothers, but meh..
MagPie3e

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« Reply #76 on: 03-26-2004 17:56 »

I think it was a great episode. I like it when the more vulnerable side of a charater is shown. You wouldn't have had to have grown up in the 80s to appreciate it, nor be a guy, just having had an older brother was enough for it to be touching to me.
Arteta

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« Reply #77 on: 03-26-2004 18:27 »

'Luck Of THE Fryrish' is a great episode has tobe the second sadest episode , sadest being the episode about Seymour Fry's dog the music at the end's of boyh episodes are tear driven
Spacedal11

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« Reply #78 on: 03-27-2004 01:14 »

Yeah Seymour ep (Jirrassic Bark) made me cry. I am a tough dog that doesn't get sad easily. But that episode made me shed a river! I like LOTF it is a sweet ep, before I saw JB I thought it was the sadest ep.
Wuvums

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« Reply #79 on: 03-27-2004 03:37 »

now now ladies
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