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getak2003

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« Reply #160 on: 06-04-2003 00:44 »

sure there will be a next weeks?
Gocad

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« Reply #161 on: 06-04-2003 02:08 »

 
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Originally posted by Teral:
 Heh, yeah that's almost too spooky. To qoute an old "acquaintance: "I believe in coincidences, coincidences happen every day. I just don't trust coincidences."


I wonder if that old "acquaintance" of yours could be persuaded to pay the Berman we hate most a little visit.
JDHannan

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« Reply #162 on: 06-04-2003 04:02 »

this has got to be the fastest growing forum yet.
i just watched this when i shouldve been in bed and i loved it so much i had to come on and declare it.  While it might not have been the funniest episode ever, it is *certainly* the best written.  This episode all came together PERFECTLY.  And the shower joke at the end had me laughing way too loud this late at night.  I'm gonna watch it again, right now
CyberKnight

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« Reply #163 on: 06-04-2003 05:26 »

 
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Originally posted by getak2003:
sure there will be a next weeks?

Well, the schedule says so. That's hardly a guarantee, but I would have thought there will be one this weekend.

ZombieJesus

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« Reply #164 on: 06-04-2003 09:26 »

'tsall been said.  smile

Trippiest episode ever.
spacepilot3000

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« Reply #165 on: 06-04-2003 10:20 »

Fantastic Episode. Sadly, only 3.86 million people watched it. A perfect example on why Futurama shuld've been moved to 8:30 instead of 7:00
zozer

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« Reply #166 on: 06-04-2003 11:11 »

just out of curiosity, how do they know how many people watched it?
spacepilot3000

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« Reply #167 on: 06-04-2003 11:18 »

I read the L.A times.
SQFreak

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« Reply #168 on: 06-04-2003 13:01 »
« Last Edit on: 06-04-2003 13:01 »

spacepilot3000: You can use the button to change your posts. It's also considered bad posting etiquite (on this board) to post twice in a row (called "double-posting" ).

No problem; just don't do it again.   smile
Teral

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« Reply #169 on: 06-04-2003 15:36 »

 
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Originally posted by zozer:
just out of curiosity, how do they know how many people watched it?

They don't. They're measuring the TV habits of a balanced segment of Americans, called the Nielsen families. These families have agreed to let the Nielsen company instal devices that register what programs and channels the tv is tuned into.

Later the company use those datas to extrapolate the ratings seen in newspapers, etc. Basically a select few of American viewers decide what the rest will have to endure.

At least that's how I understand the system.

Don't confuse not caring with not knowing!
[AdAM]

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« Reply #170 on: 06-04-2003 16:28 »

Man, I love this episode!!!
Got to be in my top 5.

And as I said somewhere else:
 
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Originally posted by [AdAM]:
Come to think of it 4ACV might be my favourite season.
SQFreak

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« Reply #171 on: 06-04-2003 18:57 »

 
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Originally posted by Teral:
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At least that's how I understand the system.

And your understanding is exactly right.
TheMadCapper

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« Reply #172 on: 06-04-2003 21:18 »

This is one of my favorite episodes. Really groovy.

That's about all I have to say right now.

*goes and reads the rest of this thread*
SlaytanicMaggot
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« Reply #173 on: 06-05-2003 00:23 »
« Last Edit on: 06-05-2003 00:23 »

ok, Star Trek overload. But a VERY GOOD Star Trek overload This whole thing was basically "The search for spock", or whatever movie where McCoy kept having the dreams that Spock was alive and no one believed him. Leela was McCoy and Fry was Spock. Except it went off when Fry regenerated from the jelly. Still, it played like a Farscape episode in terms of the constant confusion and parts that made you go "huh?" 5 stars. very good.

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originally posted by Yoplait:
You're understanding of human anatomy is a tad different than mine. Usually when someone is pierced all the way through, many vital organs and vessels are torn and the individual dies. When someone just barely gets pricked, they tend to survive. Of course this fails to take into account any poison that may have been injected.

Not necessarily. Some dude got impaled in a construction accident and survived. They just cut off the pole a little bit underneath him, and trucked him off to the hospital. If they kept the stinger in, it most likely would've acted like a tourniquet, keeping pressure on the organs and blood vessels, inciting the blood to coagulate (that means to clot)and sealing the wound temporarily. Fry surviving that isn't that too-far fetched of an idea, because people have survived being impaled in this time, and they have much better medical advancements in Futurama. For the poison part, I guess the bee stung so fast none of the poison was able to be transfered to Fry. 

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Spice Weasel

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« Reply #174 on: 06-05-2003 02:07 »

The ending reminded me of Red Dwarf - "Back To Reality"

The RD crew was hallucinating from squid venom, rather than comatose from bee venom.  The false reality scenes and the "concious" world trying to get through were there in both eps.
Grim

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« Reply #175 on: 06-05-2003 02:12 »

About fry being impaled on the stinger, it looks like it should have gone right through his spine, but meh its just a cartoon.
Anarchist

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« Reply #176 on: 06-05-2003 02:23 »

It could have missed his spine by a few centimeters. The stinger is a bit curved, after all. Besides, I'm sure they have all kinds of new medical technology in the year 3000.
Venus

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« Reply #177 on: 06-05-2003 02:30 »

maybe it's just me being morbid and way to detail oriented, but did anyone else notice the lack of blood? They were both wearing white shirts so blood stains should have been visable. i know the stinger remaining in Fry would have limited blood loss but it wouldn't have stopped it all together. And Leela definetely should have bled a little even if it was a small wound.
Anarchist

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« Reply #178 on: 06-05-2003 02:52 »

We didn't see a lot of blood on Fry because, as you said, the stinger blocked the blood flow and the scene faded out too soon. There probably was a little blood around the wound, but at the angle Fry's body was shown, it was obscured to us.
As for Leela - I'm sure she did bleed from that wound noticabley. In fact, after she collapsed immediately following the sting, she didn't get up. That's why we didn't see any blood on her other than a little prick - from the point where she got back up, it was all her dream. She didn't know how bad the wound was or that she was full of venom.
Nixorbo

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« Reply #179 on: 06-05-2003 13:00 »

Because, you know, they show so much blood on this show anyway.  ::Thinks about all the times Fry lost a limb/body::
TheMadCapper

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« Reply #180 on: 06-05-2003 13:22 »

Yeah. They don't show spurting blood all the time, though the people get injured a lot.  Particularly Fry.

And, ah, it could be Fry had several destroyed organs, but only felt the spleen was worth mentioning because it came from a motorcycle rider.

As for him not getting the poison... those things are controlled by muscle that squeezes the poison sac. So the bee didn't inject the poison till the stinger was in Leela. Simple.

Aaaand.... isn't it just possible that the envelope is mislabeled because...
1 - The professor is a doddering senile old man
2 - Someone else labeled it and sent it to the professor? Say a truck driver who ran into a space bee and found the career chips and mailed them off to him, since he was the registered employer?
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #181 on: 06-06-2003 06:15 »

Absolutely awesome ep, kept me guessing right till the end. It began great, and the whole bee hive thing was rad. Some of the shots and angles they used were just as sweet as the honey itself. The animation throughout this episode was absolute class, plenty of eye candy.

The story was so unique, but in a really cool way. Nice twists, some action, some humour, and lots of romance too. It was cool to see the whole P.E crew used. This ep really shows what advantages animation can have. I also thought the score was fantastic, it really helped convey the emotion, and maybe even the best score of any ep so far. I loved the whole thing. It does kinda set the impression of finality, but it's really deep, and felt a lot longer than it was.
Venus

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« Reply #182 on: 06-06-2003 14:09 »

 
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Originally posted by Nixorbo:
Because, you know, they show so much blood on this show anyway.  ::Thinks about all the times Fry lost a limb/body::

ah, your right. they should really gush blood more often though. after all, nothing is funnier then a severed artery. That's what made Final Destination 2 so much fun to watch.
Denton

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« Reply #183 on: 06-06-2003 14:30 »

The Sting

I thought this episode would be one of the bad episodes of futurama, instead it was Very Good if i had to rate out of 5 id say 4.5  big grin   big grin   big grin   big grin

-Oooh… A lesson in not changing history from Mr. I'm-my-own-grandpa! Let's get the hell out of here already. Screw history!-
The Names Nick

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« Reply #184 on: 06-06-2003 14:34 »
« Last Edit on: 06-06-2003 14:34 »

 
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Originally posted by Venus:
 ah, your right. they should really gush blood more often though. after all, nothing is funnier then a severed artery. That's what made Final Destination 2 so much fun to watch.
<I would have exspected one of these to come after a statement like that>
  evil laugh

(steps away from Venus)
Venus

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« Reply #185 on: 06-06-2003 18:09 »

*stares at Nick for a long time without blinking*
.....Hello Claurice.
Anarchist

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« Reply #186 on: 06-06-2003 18:36 »

 
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Originally posted by Venus:
*stares at Nick for a long time without blinking*
.....Hello Claurice.
How do you prefer to cook them, Venus? I need some good recepies.
Venus

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« Reply #187 on: 06-06-2003 19:51 »

Well i find when grilling thigh steaks that if you marinate in a really good teriaki sauce overnight, it generally tastes better then if you had used regular marinade. If you don't like teriaki then those little packets of Ranch Dressing Powder can be substituted. This goes real well with mashed potaotoes. If your feeling a bit bold, a brain casserole with a flesh peeling garnish can really earn you some attention at the next family reunion. just tell them its beef, they'll never notice the difference. they may wonder where Little Catie went but just smile and nod and insist she's simply off playing. After dinner make Mary bloo- uh, i mean make a Bloody Mary..everyone will love you for it. For more receipies watch Emeril and just substitute whatever meat product he uses for the flesh of your choice. Blood it up a notch BAM!
The Hypno Toad

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« Reply #188 on: 06-06-2003 20:07 »

 
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Originally posted by Venus:
Well i find when grilling thigh steaks that if you marinate in a really good teriaki sauce overnight, it generally tastes better then if you had used regular marinade. If you don't like teriaki then those little packets of Ranch Dressing Powder can be substituted. This goes real well with mashed potaotoes. If your feeling a bit bold, a brain casserole with a flesh peeling garnish can really earn you some attention at the next family reunion. just tell them its beef, they'll never notice the difference. they may wonder where Little Catie went but just smile and nod and insist she's simply off playing. After dinner make Mary bloo- uh, i mean make a Bloody Mary..everyone will love you for it. For more receipies watch Emeril and just substitute whatever meat product he uses for the flesh of your choice. Blood it up a notch BAM!

-Yummy.........  big grin


That`s not Jesus!  It`s Rob Zombie!

...Wait a Minute, I thought that dude drove a Durango?
Anarchist

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« Reply #189 on: 06-06-2003 20:26 »

Venus, your right to claim that you can't write well is now officially revoked.
Excuse me, I need to go to the bathroom.
Venus

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« Reply #190 on: 06-06-2003 20:35 »

hurray! im adequate!
Futurama_Hil

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« Reply #191 on: 06-06-2003 21:08 »

  laff   laff   laff   laff

How did we even get to be this off topic?
Anarchist

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« Reply #192 on: 06-06-2003 21:48 »

This topic has been alive and active for nearly a week. There's only so much we can talk about regarding the episode.
Oh, and I believe it started with a certain Venus pointing out that Fry's death wasn't gory enough.
Venus

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« Reply #193 on: 06-06-2003 21:54 »

well.....it wasn't.
alexvilagosh

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« Reply #194 on: 06-07-2003 04:27 »

Juest watched the episode now and it was better than I thought it would be.
MasterZool

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« Reply #195 on: 06-07-2003 05:40 »

Me too, I found parts of it very funny especially Bender talking in bee "You stink, bender's great, deal with it" the song was pretty funny too  big grin.  Overall a great episode.
Impossible

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« Reply #196 on: 06-07-2003 12:04 »

I saw this today, and it's definitely one of the weepy episodes. Brilliant writing and colour, with a nice twist at the end. Now one of my favourite episodes  smile
Teamo

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« Reply #197 on: 06-07-2003 14:14 »

The sting was the best ep ever, how could you not love it? love

its my fav because its soo sweet and very emotional....  cry   cry
SamuelXDiamond

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« Reply #198 on: 06-07-2003 16:24 »

Incredible, incredible episode. I agree with all the praise that has been lavished upon this episode, and put my hands over my ears and go "Lalalalala" to all the criticism.

Best show on television/illegal download  big grin.

A+

Oh, and because i'm pedantic:
 
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Originally posted by SQFreak:
In one of the commentaries, Verrone makes a point that the word "underpants" is considerably funnier than "underwear."

That's Ken Keeler's theory. He just likes to use his influence to apply it across the whole of Futurama. Hooray for that!
Moonside

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« Reply #199 on: 06-07-2003 18:04 »

Well, I guess I'm in the drastic minority as this episode was not really my cup of tea. It was just too heavy-handed for my tastes. You can be plenty sweet and moving without getting melodramatic, which just gets oppressive in a show like this... and watching a strong person fall apart is disturbing to me more than anything. (And as one of my friends noted, it kinda felt like a Futurama fanfic, but many fanficcers tend to forget about comedy entirely...)
But I can't fault it objectively at all; it was very well-done and balanced, mood aside. It even had excellent jokes to keep people like me from complaining too much. Curse those wily writers!  roll eyes
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