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Smitty

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« Reply #120 on: 06-26-2003 04:10 »
« Last Edit on: 06-26-2003 04:10 »

Bumping this topic slightly...did anyone else notice that Fry 1 looked like Fry's potential replacement from When Aliens Attack?

Har har theres only one TOTPD I can do at a time like this...the bump! :::cough:::
M Jackson
Professor
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« Reply #121 on: 06-29-2003 17:56 »

I saw The Farnsworth Parabox on Sky 1 tonight, and I have to say that I loved every moment, it's a truely great episode. It makes you laugh (a lot), boggles the mind, and contains brilliant animation (the shot zooming into the box, through the universe, and down to the PE building was excellent).
I don't think i've ever laughed out loud much watching any other Futurama episode (and that's saying something, because I laugh very hard at most episodes). I couldn't stop laughing for 5 minutes after the moment when Hermes pauses and has to think if he should press the button or not. I loved the scene with the two Zoidbergs, as Zoidberg A bows down kissing the other feet!
Also, in the scene where Leela  shouts "I've got sweaty Boot rash!" Everyone in my family laughed, but I laughed realy hard. But then I realised i'd miss-heard, I thought she said "sweaty boob rash!"
Although either way it's still funny.
I know i've said this after each recent episode has aired but this is instantly one of my favourites ever! Season 4 of Futurama may be the last but it's also turning out to be the best!
PCC Fred

Space Pope
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« Reply #122 on: 06-29-2003 18:23 »

Symmetrical violence is cute!  love

Except for "The Why of Fry" this is the best episode of McSeason 5!  smile
Hulkbuster

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« Reply #123 on: 06-29-2003 22:49 »

I still prefer The Sting but this was a damn fine episode. Had to tape it cos of work.
M Jackson
Professor
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« Reply #124 on: 07-06-2003 17:40 »

Just an afterthought after rewatching it a minute ago, do you think that the scene where Farnsworth holds the box infront of his chest and everyone jumps inside is a parody of the scene in The Matrix, were Neo jumps inside Agent Smith?
totalnerd undercanada

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« Reply #125 on: 07-06-2003 22:41 »

Long overdue as an episode, and another example of how Futurama was going from strenght to strenght just beofre the cancellation.
mads

Bending Unit
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« Reply #126 on: 07-07-2003 09:43 »

This was a good episode. But not as good as "Three Hundred Big Boys" smile
Gleno

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« Reply #127 on: 03-16-2004 20:24 »

First of all I just have to say how much it sucks that FOX screwed over all you guys by playing the eps in the wrong order....All these shippy eps and Bender eps in a row.... no no

Anyway just saw this last night and god damn what a brilliant episode....! Amazingly hilarious, and so fast paced I missed a lot of things the first time I'm sure....
Is it just me or the first time you see an ep, it moves so fast that it's over before you know it....?  hmpf

The opening title was great "Better than a punch in the face"  laff

I knew Catindisguise got her original avy from this ep, and it was great to finally see it, along with a few other parallel avy's....

The 2 benders were great, I thought more than one would have been annoying but I was wrong...."Bite my glorious golden ass....!"  laff

Excellent ep, loved it loved it loved it  big grin

Only 3 new ones left to air in Australia....nooooooooooo  frown

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

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« Reply #128 on: 01-04-2005 20:15 »

You'll have to excuse me digging up this old thread but I've only just watched it for the first time ever, on DVD:

Brilliant ep! Definately one of Futurama's best. A brilliant start with the Professor desperately trying not to blow the Planet Express building up and everybody else completely ignoring it. Calling on Buddha, Zeus, and finally "Satan, you owe me!" Wonderful.

Great to see Leela fending off Fry's advances with any old excuse - and Fry dumb enough to believe her. Sweaty boot rash indeed! And a great Amy bitching joke - her sitting at the opposite end of the room even when Leela's blatently lying! It's only bettered by what I think is the best gag in the ep - Amy/Alternative Amy dissing on each other because one has pink toenails and the other has yellow - Amy is not only at bitching at herself here, and boy, is she obsessed with her own appearance, but she's also an idiot.

The whole parallel universe stuff was great too - great to see an alternative Leela and Fry - married! Boy do they make a cute couple! (and doesn't Leela look gorgeous?! *Sigh*)

Great gags (the Professor/alternate Professor's mindbending gag about destroying the universe: (if you're thinking that I'm thinking that then you must have thought of it first) Brilliant.

Good plot, story, and nice resolution. And maybe a slight shift in Leela's stance towards Fry. Maybe.

Cracking ep. Loved it. A+
DannyJC13

DOOP Secretary
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« Reply #129 on: 02-08-2012 18:17 »

So like, why was the sky all rainbow-y? And their clothes colours different? Was 90% of stuff based on a coin flip? Even the laws of science?

(PS, not having a go, this is my 3rd favourite episode...)
Solid Gold Bender

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« Reply #130 on: 02-08-2012 21:31 »

Wouldn't none of them exist, considering how even the outcome of Football games would be different? confused

Even though this was a great episode, I hate that goof...I hate it so much! red face
DannyJC13

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« Reply #131 on: 02-08-2012 21:32 »

I don't think the choice to have sex or not is based on a coin flip...
Solid Gold Bender

Urban Legend
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« Reply #132 on: 02-08-2012 21:36 »

But history would be changed by every little thing that involves a coin flip! To decide who gets the ball in American Football, they flip a coin. If one of Fry's ancestors were watching a game, it would have a different final outcome. That little thing could alter the chance of Fry being born and even making it to the future. That means the professor would never be born too...

And that's just one little thing.
TheMadCapper

Fluffy
UberMod
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« Reply #133 on: 02-08-2012 21:59 »

I agree with SGB.

We're talking about a universe, here. The entire world would be shaped by such happenings. Imagine the changes springing forth exponentially from one little difference.
Solid Gold Bender

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« Reply #134 on: 02-08-2012 21:59 »

In other words, Doc's explanation of the different 1985 in Back To The Future...
cyber_turnip

Urban Legend
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« Reply #135 on: 02-09-2012 00:55 »

I'm not convinced that the only differences in the universes were due to coin-flips.

Zoidberg being different colours between universes isn't really explainable through coin-flips, for instance. Farnsworth only says that the coin-flip thing is the "principal difference" between their worlds, or something similar.

Although you could ass-pull an explanation for the multiple colours of Zoidberg due to coin-flips with, you know. A coinflip somewhere down the line causing his conception to occur seconds later and this to have the impact on his genetics that influence his colour... or something of that nature.

In other words, Doc's explanation of the different 1985 in Back To The Future...
Minus the time-travel, yes.
Solid Gold Bender

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« Reply #136 on: 02-09-2012 00:56 »

The odds are still incredibly low, and the odds of it happening for every little aspect? Ugh...
Scrappylive

Professor
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« Reply #137 on: 02-09-2012 01:03 »

If I remember right, at some point in one of the DVD commentaries (probably for this episode), DXC explains that coin flips are the "standard" for random chances in the field of statistics. So perhaps coin flips in this episode are a much broader concept that explicitly stated...? Just a thought...

Also, this episode rules.
Boxy Robot

Starship Captain
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« Reply #138 on: 05-19-2012 12:59 »

BUMP for the PEEL Weekly Episode Club - My review will be up very soon...
UnrealLegend

Space Pope
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« Reply #139 on: 05-19-2012 14:08 »

For a long time, this was my favourite episode. It's just great seeing the characters interact with each other, especially the Professor.

Man, I love that funny old guy. Almost everything he says in this episode is pure gold.
Boxy Robot

Starship Captain
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« Reply #140 on: 05-19-2012 14:18 »

"The Farnsworth Parabox"


The crew along with their parallel counterparts


We continue the weekly episode club with another classic. While this isn't up to last weeks standards this is still a really great episode. I don't know anyone who doesn't like this episode - It's Universally (and parallel Universally) loved. The plot is very original, and while the parallel Universe plot has been used to death in other shows, this manages to stay fresh and exciting. All the characters had their moment to shine and the highlight of the episode involved the two counterparts interacting.

While the first act is rather slow it does set the story well and provides some fun gags. It really picks up in the second act and the countdown at the end with Hermes was awesome...

  • The Professor calling for help was hilarious
  • "Crazy ass experiment"
  • The narrations my Billy West were great
  • "We didn't see anything - Ever!"
  • The ending was really funny, one of my favourite gag endings ever


    This is defiantly one of the best in season four and a definite contender for my top 15. 


    17/20 (A-)  smile
Beanoz4

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #141 on: 05-22-2012 19:39 »

I forgot to make this post on Sunday. As Boxy said not as good a Parasites lost but still worthy of the top ten. The episode was hilarious!

8/10
Lambda

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« Reply #142 on: 10-04-2013 23:47 »

This is probably my favorite episode. It perfectly balances the usage of the crew members (the two versions of them that is).
It has everything that makes me watch Futurama, it builds from a sci-fi plot, with the science being fairly credible while simultaneously making fun of its absurdness.
It has some of the show's greatest one-liners, Fry sitting on the universe and Hermes asking Leela to "shoot those guys"
I find this episode to be one I always return to when I haven't seen Futurama in a while.
I'm not one for grading episodes, it always depends on what you compare them to. Instead, I end this review with a simple truth.
Lost My Phone

Professor
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« Reply #143 on: 10-05-2013 02:56 »

9/10

I really enjoyed this episode. I'd been watching Futurama before, but this was the one that really got me hooked to the show. smile
SolidSnake

Professor
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« Reply #144 on: 11-11-2013 18:50 »

My friend Sal freaking loves this episode. And I really can't blame him. This was a really great episode. Executed Brilliantly, great jokes, awesome story, this episode had almost everything that defines a perfect Futurama episode.

9.5/10
TheBPB11

Starship Captain
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« Reply #145 on: 11-14-2013 06:53 »

I think this one is slightly overrated.  I really like it, but it's not my very favorite like some people on this site.  The alternate universes are really cool, and it's a pretty funny episode all-throughout. 8.5/10
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