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SwanMan3000

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« on: 06-14-2003 03:52 »

Even though i am a huge fan of Futurama i must say there are still jokes that have left me thinking that was a bit crap. My worst joke in Futurama (apart from that Bender is a Pharaoh episode) is the 'i never gave up, once i thought of giving up but i never did. are you even listening....i give up' - bit long and predictable. I still love Futurama and some jokes have left me breathless, but does anyone else think they saw a joke they thought wasnt quite up to Futurama quality?   puke
Beamer

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« Reply #1 on: 06-14-2003 04:19 »

I have to agree that the "Oh, I give up" joke was quite awful. I can't really think of any bad jokes from Futurama right now, but I'd have to say that they'd probably be from Season 1. Not offending any Season 1 fans or anything, but I just think that Season 1 wasn't as funny as the other seasons, despite all the great moments it had.
SwanMan3000

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« Reply #2 on: 06-14-2003 04:26 »

yer i agree, to no real fault of the writers/ cast cus they had to really introduce characters etc. Also Fry wasnt very good, i dont think he really had any deepth. I would have understood if Fox had canceled Futurama after the first season i probably wouldnt have cared but i really cant understand how they can cancel it after seeing episodes like Jurassic Bark, roswell that ends well and luck of the fryrish. Anyother rubbish jokes?
Grim

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« Reply #3 on: 06-14-2003 04:55 »

I thought that at the end of Insane in the Mainframe,
Bender: Fry you've got the heart of a robot, just like in me I got the heart of a human.

*opens chest compartment pulls out human heart*

I found that quite tasteless, and the alternate ending that was on the DVD was much better!
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« Reply #4 on: 06-14-2003 04:58 »

Just out of curiosity, what WAS the alternate ending on the DVD?  smile
Zed 85

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« Reply #5 on: 06-14-2003 05:09 »
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@Beamer: Bender plays Napoleon again and does a quick jiggy about Fry, again. I wouldn't have found it quite so funny as the heart joke, but on the DVD it sounds hilarious since David X Cohen sings the last few words making it sound bloody weird   tongue

There were several jokes in Less Than Hero that I failed to really find funny - though there were some that I did.   smile
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« Reply #6 on: 06-14-2003 05:13 »

Although I love the episode, I thought that the joke at the start of Time Keeps On Slippin' was really poor.

FRY: So, Leela, how about a romantic ride in one of those swanboats? They're kinda tricky, but I finally mastered them.

LEELA: Those aren't swanboats, they're swans.

FRY: Oh... well that explains these boat eggs.
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« Reply #7 on: 06-14-2003 05:15 »

Ha. That's great.
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« Reply #8 on: 06-14-2003 05:49 »

The Lucy liu's episode had a long string of bad jokes.
SwanMan3000

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« Reply #9 on: 06-14-2003 05:53 »

very true- possible the worst ever? (oh yer a pharaoh to remember)
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« Reply #10 on: 06-14-2003 06:59 »

I didn't like like the guy getting burned in 'Crimes of the Hot', way too Simpson-moderny. And also the laser show thingy Bender did with his antenna in 'Jurassic Bark'.
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« Reply #11 on: 06-14-2003 07:05 »

 
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Originally posted by SwanMan3000:
very true- possible the worst ever? (oh yer a pharaoh to remember)

"A Pharaoh to Remember" was great! Stop saying otherwise.

Chaz with his stupid badge. He is annoying.
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« Reply #12 on: 06-14-2003 07:07 »

i like lame jokes, they're just so lame.
Teral

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« Reply #13 on: 06-14-2003 07:43 »

Bender puking in AOI II. Too South Park'ish.
SwanMan3000

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« Reply #14 on: 06-14-2003 07:49 »

i actually thought that was quite funny, but a bit crude i guess. another lame jokes?
SwanMan3000

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« Reply #15 on: 06-14-2003 07:51 »

i actually thought that was quite funny, but a bit crude i guess. any other lame jokes?


Britz

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« Reply #16 on: 06-14-2003 08:21 »

You're all blasphomous and shall be put to death.

Okay, okay, I'm sure there are some but I can't think of any right now, thinking bad and keep coming up with good, you can understand my predicament surely.
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« Reply #17 on: 06-14-2003 09:53 »

He he. Boat eggs.
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« Reply #18 on: 06-14-2003 10:04 »

I can only think of 1 bad joke. And that is the one in "A Pharaoh To Remember". the "i give up" joke.
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« Reply #19 on: 06-14-2003 11:30 »

 
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Originally posted by Grim:
I thought that at the end of Insane in the Mainframe,
Bender: Fry you've got the heart of a robot, just like in me I got the heart of a human.

*opens chest compartment pulls out human heart*

I found that quite tasteless, and the alternate ending that was on the DVD was much better!
That was pretty funny, it'd have been better with a bit of blood though  smile

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« Reply #20 on: 06-14-2003 11:45 »

I think the worst Jokes are the episode titles

Roswell that ends well? Jurassic Bark? A Leela of her own?

just stupid Movie and phrase rip-offs
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« Reply #21 on: 06-14-2003 12:23 »

"A Pharoah To Remember" was a great episode. Anyone who says otherwise is a religious fanatic who can't laugh at him/herself.
I didn't really like the way they ragged on Napster in "I Dated A Robot", but it was still cool. I can laugh at myself like that.
I don't really think there are any BAD jokes in Futurama. Some are poorer than others, yes, but they all range from good to hillarious.
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« Reply #22 on: 06-14-2003 12:37 »

 
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Originally posted by Zed 85:
@Beamer: Bender plays Napoleon again and does a quick jiggy about Fry, again. I wouldn't have found it quite so funny as the heart joke, but on the DVD it sounds hilarious since David X Cohen sings the last few words making it sound bloody weird    tongue

Lol that was hilarious when his voice cut in!
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« Reply #23 on: 06-14-2003 13:29 »

i hated when in Cyberhouse rules, when Leela goes up to warden vogal and he says "your worthless and no one will ever love you" and she just laughs it off saying 'you used to say that all the time' it really made me cringe. No wonder she's screwed up.
   and i disliked the scene in Birdbot where Leela basically says that being dead is preferable to being an orphan. if anyone else had said it i wouldn't have thought twice about it but coming from her it was just creepy.
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« Reply #24 on: 06-14-2003 14:05 »

"A Leela of her own" is probaly the weakest episode I've seen. The Pizza making aliens were also pretty bad, badly designed and the italian accent was unoriginal.
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« Reply #25 on: 06-14-2003 14:54 »

In my opinion, there all funny. Of course, there are some jokes not up to par with the ones before, but there are no worst ones. And it may come as a surprise but, I liked the "I Give Up" joke in "A Big Piece Of Garbage". I found it funny, though not halarious.
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« Reply #26 on: 06-14-2003 14:57 »

For me the worst bit was in The Bird Bot of Ice-Catraz. Where bender wears a suit to blend into the crowd. I just groaned when I saw it
Satan

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« Reply #27 on: 06-14-2003 15:13 »

hey, that was actually kinda funny if you got all the Jokes in that episode, but i guess you didn`t
FishyJoe

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« Reply #28 on: 06-14-2003 15:21 »

The Insane in the Mainframe ending always seemed weird to me. It wasn't unfunny, it just seemed weird. Like the writers thought "hmmm...well, the story's over. What do we do now, to close off the episode?" It doesn't surprise me that they had a lot of alternate gags for that ending.

The "boat eggs" gag was great, but I can see how others would think it's bad. I think we had a whole thread about jokes like these, a long while back. It's not funny, because it's so stupid and unrealistic--but then, the fact that it's so stupid and unrealistic somehow pushes it into another level of funny. It stretches the credibility of the character, but "boat eggs" are so funny and bizarre that I don't care.

The "I give up" joke was bad though. Others that were unfunny: "oh, if only we had a toboggan"; "goodnight you princes of Maine, you princesses of New New England"; others that I can't remember.
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« Reply #29 on: 06-14-2003 15:27 »

I liked the ending for "Insane in The Mainframe".
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« Reply #30 on: 06-14-2003 16:21 »

Come on Fishy, the toboggan thing was funny, if predictable.

The "princes of Maine, you princesses of New New England" line I agree what way to obscure to work, anyone who hadn't seen the Cider House Rules wouldn't have a clue in the world.

Satan

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« Reply #31 on: 06-14-2003 16:31 »

hmmm, im getting tired of this thread, let it die soon, please  big grin
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« Reply #32 on: 06-14-2003 16:38 »

I didn't like the "You're the owner of a white Pontiac Firebird" at the end of the countdown in The Why Of Fry...
Cube_166

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« Reply #33 on: 06-14-2003 17:10 »

Satan, I got the jokes, I just didn't think it was funny that Bender blended in because he wore a suit
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« Reply #34 on: 06-14-2003 19:55 »

I can't remember it exactly, but I don't like the joke in (i think it was) a big piece of garbage where Fry explains how one day his toilet was broken and instead he used the garbage can. I think it doesn't fit to the usual humour. Not because it's a poop joke, just because it's too dumb (as someone also mentions in the DVD commentary).
FishyJoe

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« Reply #35 on: 06-15-2003 01:00 »

I like that joke. How is it too dumb? I wouldn't say it's dumb, just gross.
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« Reply #36 on: 06-15-2003 01:14 »

 
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Originally posted by mads:
I can only think of 1 bad joke. And that is the one in "A Pharaoh To Remember". the "i give up" joke.

The "I give up" joke wasn't in A Pharaoh To Remember, it was in A Big Piece Of Garbage.

ShineFusion

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« Reply #37 on: 06-15-2003 01:20 »

 
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Originally posted by *author*:
The "I give up" joke wasn't in A Pharaoh To Remember, it was in A Big Piece Of Garbage.



Actually it was in My three suns

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« Reply #38 on: 06-15-2003 01:27 »

No, it was in A Big Piece Of Garbage - when Fry tells Farnsworth not to give up his dreams of making the smelloscope. Fry says it around about the 6 and a half minute mark in the episode. If you still don't believe me, check out the Big Piece Of Garbage sound downloads from CGEF.
 http://www.gotfuturama.com/Multimedia/EpisodeSounds/1ACV08/  - It's the 9th quote there.
ShineFusion

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« Reply #39 on: 06-15-2003 01:35 »

O.k you are right, i just checked on the dvd
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