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Rinkelbeer

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« Reply #120 on: 06-21-2003 21:43 »
« Last Edit on: 06-21-2003 21:43 »

For those of you still interested... Fry disn't disappear... he's right there next to Hermes:


EDIT: Also, after watching it a second time... the episode still rocked!   big grin
Seriously... not the best Futurama ever... but still very cool and a lot of fun!
1969

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« Reply #121 on: 06-23-2003 17:14 »

I don't understand you people.

'This ep. is too shippy'
'That ep. isn't shippy enough'
'This plot is too complex and doesn't make sense'
'That plot was too simple'

You can find something to whinge about in every ep, and god am I sick of reading the phrase "Worst Episode Ever!"
I can find something to love about every Futurama ep, I think some of you are reading too deeply into it all. Just sit back and love it while it lasts, it'll be all over soon enough, I'm enjoying it while I can.  smile
[AdAM]

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« Reply #122 on: 06-23-2003 17:24 »

 
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Originally posted by 1969:
I don't understand you people.

'This ep. is too shippy'
'That ep. isn't shippy enough'
'This plot is too complex and doesn't make sense'
'That plot was too simple'

You can find something to whinge about in every ep, and god am I sick of reading the phrase "Worst Episode Ever!"
I can find something to love about every Futurama ep, I think some of you are reading too deeply into it all. Just sit back and love it while it lasts, it'll be all over soon enough, I'm enjoying it while I can.   smile
Word!

...and welcome to Peel
Teral

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« Reply #123 on: 06-23-2003 17:27 »
« Last Edit on: 06-23-2003 17:27 »

Not everybody have to love everything. Different aspects appeal to different people. Simple as that. So naturally there'll always be somebody who don't like an episode. No need to get upsaet about it.

Besides if we weren't allow to critise the things we didn't like, what's the idea of having review threads in the first place?

Welcome to PEEL. Enjoy it here.   smile
1969

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« Reply #124 on: 06-23-2003 17:49 »

Yes, but Futurama is a show sold to squillions of people. There's going to be stuff you don't like. Get over it, it's not like you ordered futurama  tailored for your tatses and they failed to meet them.

My main thing is I can't see how on earth people can find one episode 'One of the greates things they've ever seen on TV' then next weeks ep 'Totally sucks, 0/5.'

People are wierd  smile
Anarchist

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« Reply #125 on: 06-23-2003 17:58 »

I think it's safe to say that everyone here loves Futurama. We sit here and pick at the episodes out of our love for the show, and by examining every little thing as thorougly as possible we get more out of it.
Also, as Teral said, different people like different things. Some people want more shippy content, some people don't want any trace of shippines at all, some people only understand mindless humor and should be watching Family Guy instead of Futurama, etc. (That last one refers to the people who say "this episode sucked, 0/5".) It's a diverse community.
Amorpheus

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« Reply #126 on: 06-23-2003 20:34 »

I could do without most of the occasional low humor, but otherwise it hits my nerve perfectly. I could watch any episode again spontaneously...  smile
Evil Fox Exec

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« Reply #127 on: 06-24-2003 08:25 »

Just because smeone doesn't like a particular episode doesn't they dislike the series.  For example, I absolutely didn't like this ep.  It just didn't appeal to me.  So I see nothing wrong with somebody saying one week's episode was the best one ever, and then saying that the next week's episode totally sucked.  Just because you love the show doesn't mean you have to love every single episode.  It's a good thing that people have different tastes.  Otherwise, there'd be no point in discussing the eps in a forum like this.
SQFreak

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« Reply #128 on: 06-26-2003 10:34 »

I know I'm late, but I just arrived back in the States last night and watched my tape this morning.
Here are my thoughts:
Not a great episode. Good, but not great. It was very Simpson-esque. More specifically, I felt like it was a Futurama port of Simpsons 3F18 "22 Short Films About Springfield." That said, "22 Short Films" is one of my favorite Simpsons episodes, so go figure.
The 100-cups-of-coffee conclusion was good, but I would have liked to see Fry come out of the building afterwards. Leela may never know that she was the first one Fry rescued.
In addition, with the 100-cups-of-coffee, I would have liked to see a The Truman Show-like box (while commentary was going on, Truman was still being shown in the corner of the screen - the rest of the episode could still be going on while we see Fry actually drink 100 cups of coffee. And it could have been digitally edited in and animation could have been looped, so don't tell me it would have been difficult. I would have also liked a South Park-like (from the "shit" episode) count.

I did not like this ep's Amy-and-Kif bit. It seemed empty. And the talking tattoos bothered me for some reason.

There weren't any really great lines, unfortunately. One line can be an ep's saving grace.

I give the episode worse than the worst grade imaginable (not really, "Cryonic Woman" and "The Honking" were much[/i][/u] worse):  B--
mads

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« Reply #129 on: 06-26-2003 16:11 »

I loved this episode. 9/10.
Lee Roberts

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« Reply #130 on: 06-26-2003 17:24 »

 
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Originally posted by Rinkelbeer:
For those of you still interested... Fry disn't disappear... he's right there next to Hermes:


EDIT: Also, after watching it a second time... the episode still rocked!    big grin
Seriously... not the best Futurama ever... but still very cool and a lot of fun!

Thanks to you I just done my first Hermes Scan. WElcome to PEEL Rinkelbeer. I thought that the episode was excellnt I give it 4/5! B!

Rinkelbeer

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« Reply #131 on: 06-27-2003 10:40 »

 
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Originally posted by Lee Roberts:
 Thanks to you I just done my first Hermes Scan. WElcome to PEEL Rinkelbeer.

Thanks  smile
And what's a Hermes Scan? You drew that picture and scanned it?
alexvilagosh

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« Reply #132 on: 06-28-2003 01:56 »

Just watched the episode and it's better than I expected, and I liked the ending with Fry and his 100th cup of coffee. I didn't really like the Amy and Kif bits (again), but Zoidberg was yet again brilliant!
Lee Roberts

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« Reply #133 on: 06-28-2003 02:07 »

 
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Originally posted by Rinkelbeer:
 Thanks   smile
And what's a Hermes Scan? You drew that picture and scanned it?


I scaned it on the computer. Took about 10 minutes in MS Paint and moved on to PhotoImpression4 for the finshing touches. Do you like it. If you, anyone, wishes post some more from the episode I have a scan thread and I'll post them there. (I'll put a link to let you know it's done)
  Sorry, about this episode. I like it, it's smart and great. Good episode for the first week of July  smile (England that is)

Let's hope it isn't long for the newer episodes. (USA that is this time)

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New Futurama Episodes in England!

Sunday 29th June 2003: Professors Paradox(7pm)
Sunday 6th  July 2003: 300 Big Ones (7pm)


MattyB

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« Reply #134 on: 07-06-2003 14:47 »

Oh there was something Hermes says to Dwight when giving him the stilt things. It was so funny but i can't dam remember.
grrr.
Clive_Evil_C

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« Reply #135 on: 07-06-2003 15:16 »

Okay episode, the problem was there was too many story lines happening at once.  Not a BAD episode, just wasn't that good.  It wasn't a boring episode.
iliketowankalot

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« Reply #136 on: 07-06-2003 16:16 »

Ive only watched it once but it seemed like a fairly weak ep compared to the last few eps.
Sure frys coffee drinking binge and Bender were sexy but it wasn't enough to save it.

When the hell are they going to give this Kif/Amy relationship a rest?
Kiffs patheticness makes my ass cringe and I miss Amys slutiness.

Another thing that annoyed me is when the whale ate Leelas swimsuit, I was hoping to see Leela running around naked for the rest of the episode but in the very next scene she was all covered up with a bag, they could have at least shown Leela naked looking for a bag for a few minutes but they didn't even give us that, I feel really cheated by that.
Evil Fox Exec

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« Reply #137 on: 07-06-2003 16:34 »

 
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Originally posted by iliketowankalot:
When the hell are they going to give this Kif/Amy relationship a rest?
Kiffs patheticness makes my ass cringe and I miss Amys slutiness.

Whoohoo, I'm not the only one he's getting really pissed off by the Amy/Kif stuff.  It's so boring, and I'm really, really starting to miss the classic Zapp/Kif episodes.

M Jackson
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« Reply #138 on: 07-06-2003 17:36 »

Three Hundred Big Boys is a very hard episode to review or even classify. Although there were no major off the wall Sci-fi concepts or storylines, it wasn't a down to earth episode either. Well, it may have been in it's subject matter but not in its execution or structure. I enjoyed this episode alot. There are many great background jokes and sight gags such as Geneworks SKG, the sausage tap, Fry's lightspeed coffee-induced heroic whirlwind, the Crack Mansion, and a barfing whale. I've always been a fan of The Simpsons 22 Short Films, and although the stories weren't woven together in quite such a clever way here, the episode still works well.
I loved Benders scene in the cigar shop.
"I'll just take this $300 burglars kit....So, what time are you closing?".
I have to say that Zoidbergs story didn't work that well, and the Proffesors was pretty pointless.
Anyway overall Three Hundred Big Boys is an interesting fun episode with some good ideas that don't always work. The people that have been calling it the worst episode ever can go to hell!
Sorry, I just tell it like it is, i'm a whale biologist!"
Hulkbuster

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« Reply #139 on: 07-06-2003 17:43 »

Good episode, not one of the best but enjoyable. There didn't seem to be an A-plot just a crapload of b plots which isnt usually a good idea. an episode like this is enjoyable once in a while i'm just glad its not llke that all the time.
zozer

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« Reply #140 on: 07-06-2003 17:48 »

it was so-so. not as good as others. ill give it a B+.
PCC Fred

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« Reply #141 on: 07-06-2003 18:18 »

Hmm...

1)Even a swimsuit full of rotten fish can't stop Leela from being cute.  love

2)The Professor's girlfriend was kinda hot as well.  love

3)Funniest stuff in the episode was Fry going through 100 cups of coffee.

4)Is it just me, or is Zapp getting less and less funny?  His one-liners have no zing anymore.

5)Barf jokes AREN'T FUNNY!

Okayish episode, but not one of the best.
alexvilagosh

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« Reply #142 on: 07-06-2003 19:43 »

It had the most sexy frame of Leela, ever! (when she was leaning on the side of the pool)
totalnerd undercanada

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« Reply #143 on: 07-06-2003 22:29 »

It's a kwollity episode. But the Zapp-losing-funniness thing is true. He just doens;t have that sparkle anymore.
alexvilagosh

Goose Patrol
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« Reply #144 on: 07-07-2003 00:02 »

Maybe its good he's not in the game, then and doesn't feature too heavily in the next few episodes (or so it seems).
Smitty

Professor
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« Reply #145 on: 07-07-2003 05:22 »

Good:
The whale biologist.
Zoidberg.
Bender's cigar.
Morbo's Wife.
Fry's coffee.
Zapp's medal.

Bad:
Amy and Kif
Whale vomit. Did we really need to see it throw up?
Kif swimming around in the whale sick.
Bender's line "All right! Closure!" It seemed odd that the writers couldn't think of a better ending other than to have Bender comment on his own storyline.

I was glad to see a break from the Fry/Leela shippy episodes we've seen in the past few weeks. I don't think the episode was Cryonic Woman-bad. More like A Fishful Of Dollars-bad. Not bad, just forgetable. C+
PCC Fred

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« Reply #146 on: 07-07-2003 11:49 »

Good point about Bender commenting on his own storyline.  It reminds me of those Simpsons episodes that are wierd for wierdness' sake, and at the end a character points out how little sense everthing made.  "The Great Money Caper" springs to mind.
Gocad

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« Reply #147 on: 07-07-2003 13:00 »

300BB was a somehow different episode, however it is still a good one.
The whale biologist was class, I also like how the story switched between the characters, however Zapp really was boring.
But Fry saved the day...
But I think it would been better if he would have disappeared completely...
MattyB

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« Reply #148 on: 07-07-2003 13:21 »

That was it!

Hermes: With a warning label this big, you know they gotta be fun

lol. Cool episode, very enjoyable.
payndz

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« Reply #149 on: 07-07-2003 18:06 »

Didn't see the whole thing - like an idiot, I forgot to check how much tape was left, and it ran out about a minute in, so I missed a couple of minutes while trying to find a replacement tape. Good job it's repeated on Saturday...

It was... okay. Some funny jokes, (but nothing that actually made me laugh out loud), some that fell flat, balancing into a fairly average show overall. It was just a light romp though, a change from the recent plot-driven stories, and it was good to have a proper ensemble show.

Because... from the sound of the remaining episodes (*three* Bender shows in a row?!?) it's the last one we'll ever have.  frown

Interestingly, considering how often the comparison's come up in this thread, the Simpsons episode before 300BB on Sky was '22 Short Stories About Springfield'!
Bones

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« Reply #150 on: 07-07-2003 18:27 »

Ok, I tried to read all your opinions but got bored half way down page 2, sorry. SO if these points have already been mentioned i apologise

There was a reference to whales on the first page. In the delted scene in when aliens atack it is explained that after whale hunting stopped the whale populations grew, as did their apetite for human flesh. There is a slight reference to this in the episode when the whale biologist says something along the lines of 'just for fun, and thats the 5th reason whales will kill'

Where did amy's obscene tatoo from fishfull of dollars go?

Loved the coffee count
Lucas

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« Reply #151 on: 07-08-2003 12:53 »

 
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Originally posted by Er_Makina:


Er_Makina from Felizonia?  tongue

Anyways, I liked the episode, thought it could've been better, loved the slowmo part, the graphics at futurama only get better and better.

coginthemachine

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« Reply #152 on: 07-08-2003 15:26 »

A very funny episode. I loved the bit where Bender sidles past the policemen who are watching the whale vomit. "It just goes on and on", while holding a wanted poster of Bender.Then the whale coughs up Leela's suit afterwards.
I also liked the Bloodhound gang reference from Nixon's head in a jar."The loot the loot the loot is on fire" Class.
Nefnar

Professor
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« Reply #153 on: 07-08-2003 18:09 »

I havent got the chance to watch it yet.
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #154 on: 07-21-2003 18:23 »

I think it's a pretty clool ep, not one of the best though. Some of it was kinda meh, and some of it was class. Having so many stories at once kept it interesting, but it's execution wasn't brilliant, but still good  smile Roseanne can piss off though!
Gleno

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« Reply #155 on: 03-24-2004 03:40 »

Wooo just saw this last night....2 new eps remaining.... frown

I loved it, there was no main plot just like 22 short stories....I realised about halfway through that nothing major was going on and I thought it was cool they did something different for a change....

Heaps of funny stuff that's already been mentioned (as always) the coffee stuff was gold, Zoidberg was hilarious and Bender throwing away the diamond then stealing the cigar.... laff

Amy and Kif, meh not bothered either way, I think the way they made a relationship out of a joke is cool, and to carry it on is pretty cool....

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

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« Reply #156 on: 03-24-2004 03:46 »

Possibly my least favourite episode. Whale bioligist, Fry coffee stuff and Zoidberg calling his caddy 'golf-slave' were about the only really funny bits in it...

Hmph, maybe I'm just bitter because it's not called "300 Wing Wangs."
dvdashot

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« Reply #157 on: 03-24-2004 08:04 »

As it has been said, Fry's transcendental coffee experience was amazing. One of my new highlights of the series. And I think Bender's "Alright! Closure." line was pure gold.
Frank Horrigan

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« Reply #158 on: 03-24-2004 08:16 »

The 100 cups of coffe scene was brilliant. One of the, if not THE coolest scene in Futurama. Strange that it would be in an episode that would probably be one of the worst if it wasn't for THAT scene.
Bushmeister

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« Reply #159 on: 03-24-2004 14:12 »

I personally quite liked this episode, some good funny bits and the final scene was excellent both visually and aurally.
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