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Spanghewed

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« on: 05-23-2003 23:52 »

I considered it sad, but who knows, maybe they were trying some wry humor? Does anyone think that they might have shown that ending as an attempt at humor? I mean, at the CGEF review of JB, a lot of people were talking about how sad it was and how they were crying, and some places on this message board, people are treating the ending like it was a joke.
Strat

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« Reply #1 on: 05-24-2003 00:37 »

It was, as the Bad Astronaut song puts it, "...knowing, it's a  smiling sad"
Moron!

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« Reply #2 on: 05-24-2003 01:48 »

Bittersweet even.
alexvilagosh

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« Reply #3 on: 05-24-2003 02:43 »

Welcome to PEEL Spanghewed and Moron!
FRY1476

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« Reply #4 on: 05-24-2003 03:02 »

I thought this ending was sad too.
Strat

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« Reply #5 on: 05-24-2003 03:14 »

Welcome Fry1476.
Beamer

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« Reply #6 on: 05-24-2003 03:33 »

I think it's supposed to be sad. Sure, they had to exagurate the dog's loyalty to get their point across, and the fact that the dog died waited for many years was kind of silly, yes, but I think the intention was for it to be a sad end.
Gocad

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« Reply #7 on: 05-24-2003 04:03 »

First of all, welcome all you new people.

Aside from that there was a message in the ending of JB. Every time people try to do something right they do something wrong.
mikey

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« Reply #8 on: 05-24-2003 05:36 »

sad, silly pfft I dunno
Teral

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« Reply #9 on: 05-24-2003 11:18 »
« Last Edit on: 05-24-2003 11:18 »

Definetely going for sad and emotionel. I mean, how could anyone think it's a hillarious ending? I haven't seen any post here, where people think it's a feel good ending, although I have seen people on other sites complaining about the ending, because it wasn't funny.

David X Cohen explains a bit about "Jurassic Bark" in ANSTATMAW's interview

But it does show something about Fry's character; he's not selfish. He genuinely thought the dog had a full rich life, and didn't want to cheapen that, just to please himself. Reminds me a bit of "Parasites lost".

Edit: welcome to PEEL, people. Enjoy it here.
aslate

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« Reply #10 on: 05-24-2003 11:27 »

I loved the ending, it was great. I don't see how some people love the episode, but then gave it crap marks because of the ending.
Evil Fox Exec

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« Reply #11 on: 05-24-2003 12:56 »

I don't understand that, either.  I love this episode just because the ending was so moving.
Jesse X Barboza

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« Reply #12 on: 05-24-2003 17:05 »

Hey, of course it was supposed to be sad. I hadn't seen anyhting this emotional set into animation before since the train station scene in the "Lisa's Substitute" episode of "The Simpsons".
Gocad

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« Reply #13 on: 05-24-2003 17:13 »

Welcome at PEEL, Jesse X Barboza.
Jesse X Barboza

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« Reply #14 on: 05-24-2003 20:39 »

Thank you. For anyone on this board who also hangs out at the No Homers Club, I'm known as Wavy Gravy over there.
homerjaysimpson

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« Reply #15 on: 05-24-2003 21:00 »

The end to that episode was sad but overly played out.
Spanghewed

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« Reply #16 on: 05-24-2003 21:31 »

I believe someone mentioned somewhere that they should have people wearing techie-futuristic clothing as time progressed. That would really ruin the emotion of it. I don't see why they made that letter fall on that guy's head. I laughed at that the second time I watched the episode, I guess because it added levity to everything else that was happening around it.

Also, it isn't over-exaggerated for Seymour to wait for the rest of his life for Fry. There was this one dog whose master died and the dog waited by his master's grave for the rest of his life, hardly ever leaving except for food. The dog is now remembered for that and represents loyalty. I read that on the episode review of JB on CGEF.
impact

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« Reply #17 on: 05-25-2003 09:25 »

It was kinda funny seeing how Fry thought he did the best but in fact he didn't.
mads

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« Reply #18 on: 05-25-2003 10:59 »

It suppose to be sad. David X. said so in a interwiev.
Gocad

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« Reply #19 on: 05-25-2003 11:04 »

 
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Originally posted by impact:
It was kinda funny seeing how Fry thought he did the best but in fact he didn't.

Maybe so, but isn't that always the case?
The Hypno Toad

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« Reply #20 on: 05-25-2003 12:07 »

Seriously, i dont think Matt Groening Would ever intend to create an episode with a sad ending, perhaps because very few cartoons are sad...... except mabye Daria...... but thats funny too...
impact

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« Reply #21 on: 05-25-2003 12:20 »

Yeah, but there is an exception to every rule, and in Futurama's case, it's the Luck of the Fryrish.
Kryten

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« Reply #22 on: 05-25-2003 12:56 »

 
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Originally posted by The Hypno Toad:
Seriously, i dont think Matt Groening Would ever intend to create an episode with a sad ending, perhaps because very few cartoons are sad...... except mabye Daria...... but thats funny too...

And yet, there's "Jurassic Bark", right there, proving you wrong. Mocking you with its sadness.

The Hypno Toad

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« Reply #23 on: 05-25-2003 12:59 »

I think my point is still in debate, and im not wrong, its an opinion that it wasnt sad
faz

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« Reply #24 on: 05-25-2003 13:59 »

the hypno toad is dead inside!!!!!!!!
Teral

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« Reply #25 on: 05-25-2003 15:24 »

David X Cohen said in ANSTATMAW's interview they intentionally went for the sad ending, he even got chewed out by one of his secretaries for doing it. They might consider submitting "Jurassic Bark" de the Emmy's.

There are lots of Futurama episodes that doesn't end on a high note: "Jurassic Bark", "Luck of the Fryrish", "A Bicyclops Built For Two", etc. Futurama definetely go for the entire range of human emotions, rather than just absurd comedy. And that's one of the reasons why we love it.
Strat

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« Reply #26 on: 05-25-2003 15:49 »

I think Luck of the Fryish landed on a very high sentimental note
Teral

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« Reply #27 on: 05-25-2003 15:57 »

But not exactly a laugh-out-loud moment.

::wishes he had gone with his initial word "hillarious"::
Gocad

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« Reply #28 on: 05-26-2003 00:03 »

Luck of the Fryish didn't make you feel sad at the end, because Fry had made his peace with his brother.
ThereIsNoSploon

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« Reply #29 on: 05-30-2003 01:22 »

man, I thought Luck of the Fryish was the saddest thing!
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