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j w wimpy
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« Reply #80 on: 06-16-2003 18:51 »

Not the best episode, but I must admit I was  thoroughly entertained. Can't ask more than that. A few points:
1) Where did Fry go at the end? After 100 coffees, to take a leak of course... Ahhhhh
2) The professor's desire to look and act young in this episode was completely contrary to his attitude in "Teenage Mutant Leela's Hurdles", where he wanted to return to old age. Why did they do that, I wonder.
3)Was it just me, or did the pupil in Leela's eye appear larger at times? Could be wrong.
4)The Kip/Amy thing doesn't work for me. For once, Zapp is correct in this respect.
Professor Blood

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« Reply #81 on: 06-16-2003 19:28 »

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Originally posted by j w wimpy:
Where did Fry go at the end? After 100 coffees, to take a leak of course... Ahhhhh

I thought that's how he was going to put out the fire, but that's been done before (best Canadian movie ever: Strange Brew). Slow Mo was cool

Over all OK, still better than Krap on the Hill and Simpletons these days

Akito01

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« Reply #82 on: 06-16-2003 19:37 »

 
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Originally posted by Professor Blood:
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Originally posted by j w wimpy:
Where did Fry go at the end? After 100 coffees, to take a leak of course... Ahhhhh

I thought that's how he was going to put out the fire, but that's been done before (best Canadian movie ever: Strange Brew). Slow Mo was cool


I thought exactly the same thing -and, what's more, my DVD copy of Strange Brew arrived from Amazon.com the previous day.  I remember seeing it for the first time in the theatre, and there are still lines from that film I use to this day: 'Here, let me try; I'm a genius!'.
Hedgecore

Delivery Boy
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« Reply #83 on: 06-16-2003 19:45 »

i thought it was a pretty good episode good idea but i would rate it 4/5
MrB

Bending Unit
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« Reply #84 on: 06-16-2003 20:21 »
« Last Edit on: 06-16-2003 20:21 »

I really loved this episode actually.  It was just a bunch of crazy stuff that happened and came together in the end.  It really reminded me of "22 Short Films About Springfield" which is one of my favorite Simpsons.   Anywho, I LOVED the Fry slow-mo thing.  That was pure brilliance.  He was just so calm and cool.  Though I did wish they gave him the credit for it in the end. Once again Fry saves everyone and gets no credit...    4.5/5
Just Chris

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« Reply #85 on: 06-16-2003 21:01 »

When the show started, I thought it was a repeat because I didn't see the 'featured episode' updated in time. For the first few minutes I thought I was watching Kif gets Knocked Up a Notch because 1) The beginning featured a lot of Kif and Amy doing stuff and 2) I didn't see the beginning of the Knocked Up episode.

Anyways, this one had less funny jokes than usual. For some reason, this episode seemed wild and weird to me. At least most people agreed that this one was pretty weak. I'd even say it's worse than The Cryonic Woman. Although like most people here, I liked it when Fry got The One power-up after his 100th coffee. The scene with Bender buying the robbery kit was also good. And I could really use one of those dynamic Nixon Fun Bills whenver I need to take the bus and I'm short of change. You hear me US mint? Making the portraits bigger isn't gonna solve anything!

Anyways I give this one a C-. Some really good bits, but not enough to save the episode.
MrB

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« Reply #86 on: 06-16-2003 21:14 »
« Last Edit on: 06-16-2003 21:14 »

Why is everyone so mad about the Prof. wanting to be young?
 First off, he wasn't wanting to be young, he just got tired of cleaning the wrinkles out of his face. 
Second, He wasn't young!  He only looked it!
Third, It was because he had a young hot girlfriend!  I mean, is that so unbelievable?  I'd wanna be young too!
Remember when he was about to yell at the kids to turn the music down, but when he saw the girl he said up?  It was all about the girl.  Like so many things are.
Rinkelbeer

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« Reply #87 on: 06-16-2003 22:01 »

 
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Originally posted by FlyingTigress:
The movie Star Trek: Insurrection had a scene like where time slowed down, and, although I don't recall for certain, may have included an image of a hummingbird slowly flapping its wings.
Yes, the hummingbird was also in the scene from Star Trek: Insurrection, like I already said in an earlier post.  wink
RandomEngy

Delivery Boy
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« Reply #88 on: 06-16-2003 23:30 »

Anyone know where I might get the music playing during the slow-mo scene?
Mango

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« Reply #89 on: 06-17-2003 00:02 »

I guess I'm not as picky as everybody else, 'cause I don't have any stuff to complain about...I feel like such an outcast! *sob*
Anyway, yeah.  I really enjoyed watching this episode.  But then, I enjoy *any* episode when Zoidberg does that "woobwoobwoob" thing...

Also, the Amy/Kif stuff didn't bother me 'cause I think they're cute together. <3
Kryten

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« Reply #90 on: 06-17-2003 00:44 »

Could someone alert me when the transcript's up? I kinda missed this one... :blush:
VelourFog

Space Pope
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« Reply #91 on: 06-17-2003 00:51 »

do you mean the transcript, or the """transcript"""

*wink wink*

and why did you miss it kryten? did you get a life and not tell the rest of us? is it a girl? i'll kill her
LAN.gnome

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« Reply #92 on: 06-17-2003 00:51 »

Looking thorugh the frame grabs over at CGEF, I noticed that Roseanne reappeared at the ned and said some stuff. Stupid bastard FOX cut it off right after "Matt Groening & David X. Cohen," so I'd like to know what she said.

Arachnid, you've come through for me before, would you do it again?  wink
Kryten

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« Reply #93 on: 06-17-2003 01:01 »

 
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Originally posted by VelourFog:
do you mean the transcript, or the """transcript"""

*wink wink*

and why did you miss it kryten? did you get a life and not tell the rest of us? is it a girl? i'll kill her

I had to go to my friend's wedding in Connecticut. Stupid social life...

Venus

Urban Legend
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« Reply #94 on: 06-17-2003 01:09 »

and you didn't tape it? Come on! you should be deeply deeply ashamed.
McGrady

Bending Unit
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« Reply #95 on: 06-17-2003 01:14 »

 
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Originally posted by LAN.gnome:
Looking thorugh the frame grabs over at CGEF, I noticed that Roseanne reappeared at the ned and said some stuff. Stupid bastard FOX cut it off right after "Matt Groening & David X. Cohen," so I'd like to know what she said.

Check out the sounds and quotes section in cgef for the episode... one of the quotes is what she said at the end.
FishyJoe

Honorary German
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« Reply #96 on: 06-17-2003 01:17 »

 
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By VelourFog:
is it a girl? i'll kill her

 
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By Kryten:
I had to go to my friend's wedding in Connecticut.

That counts--weddings typically are the result of girls. Get 'er, VF!
LAN.gnome

Urban Legend
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« Reply #97 on: 06-17-2003 01:27 »

 
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Originally posted by McGrady:
 Check out the sounds and quotes section in cgef for the episode... one of the quotes is what she said at the end.

Ah, thank you. is it just me, or did it seem like Roseanne said (back in the prison part) she was your guide to the worlds of fats? It could be (and probably is) "facts," but I think "fats" is funnier. I don't know how they would have gotten her to say it, though. That was really her, right? Someone said there was a pointless guest star in this one, and I'm guessing it was her. I'd check myself, but I can't read the credits when the show airs on FOX, the type is too small.
McGrady

Bending Unit
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« Reply #98 on: 06-17-2003 01:40 »

Yeah it was Roseanne in the credits.

Kinda a side note, but I couldn't find Sarge in the credits.
SpaceCase

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« Reply #99 on: 06-17-2003 03:54 »
« Last Edit on: 08-24-2008 12:36 »

 
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Originally posted by Kryten:
Could someone alert me when the transcript's up? I kinda missed this one... :blush:

I'm wit' you, bruddah:
I managed to see all but the first two minutes of the show, but I wasn't worried: I was taping the show too. When I went to view the tape, to my horror, I discovered I'd taped half-an-hour of static. And I don't know what went wrong. <*sniff*>
 eek      mad       frown        confused
Homer Simpson has a word for this.
  hmpf
I'm away from home with limited 'net access, so I guess I'll have to wait for CN to rebroadcast, or for the S4 DVD release... <*heavy sigh*> ... in about, oh, six-thousand years! At least I saw most of the ep, but now I can't watch it again (and again, and again...)

<expletives deleted> <expletives deleted> <expletives deleted> <expletives deleted> <expletives deleted> <expletives deleted> <expletives deleted> <expletives deleted> <expletives deleted> <expletives deleted> <expletives deleted> <expletives deleted>

I am not pleased.
And my parents tried so hard to break me of using words like that...

'Scuse me while I go adjust my thermostat down a thousand or so... Flamin' unreliable video electronics.

<walks away muttering>
... atomic monsters... 'dozen meters tall... octaganal shaped bodies... phased neutron LASER's... and freway on-ramps for arms...
MuscaDomestica

Professor
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« Reply #100 on: 06-17-2003 06:40 »

It was ok, not amazing but fun to watch... I see what they tried to do, connecting a bunch of different storylines, good idea but the execution could have been much better. It had a couple of good lines and Fry's caffine binge was funny. There were lots of reacuring characters like the orphans, the gay guy from the apt building, the crack head, and a few others. It was a B/c episode.
-Zapp-

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« Reply #101 on: 06-17-2003 08:08 »
« Last Edit on: 06-17-2003 08:08 »

the episode came together nicely...it was like an anthology of interest for all the characters at the same time minus the 'what-if' machine but with added newness... 4/5

oh and i'm sure someone posted this but you can see fry at the end in one small bit sitting at the table next to hermes
Timo

Bending Unit
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« Reply #102 on: 06-17-2003 09:27 »

A side note: they finally altered the Fox Sunday night intro.  When the guy said, "It all starts right now, with a new Futurama," Homer didn't say "D'oh!" like he usually does.  Instead there was silence, and a second or two later, Homer says "Woo-hoo!"

It was the first time in, what, a year? that they didn't introduce a new Futurama episode with a negative comment.
Evil Fox Exec

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« Reply #103 on: 06-17-2003 10:53 »

This episode, in my opinion, is one of the worst Futurama episodes ever.  I really, really hate to admit it to myself when I don't like a particular Futurama episode, but I had no choice.  The whole way through was lame, lame, lame.  The jokes were weak and unfunny.  Well, there were a few funny parts.  Bender was pretty funny in this episode.  Also, Fry's coffee streak was absolutely hilarious (Fry sorta reminded me of South Park's Tweek in this episode).

But other than that, I didn't like anything about this ep.  There was too much emphasis on Amy and Kif.  Kif IMO is only funny when he's being pushed around by Zapp.  Also, what was with that tattoo?  It wasn't funny, and it didn't seem natural that an inanimate object was made "alive".  That stuff with Hermes and the Professor were also poorly done.  This is one of those eps that I felt embarassed just watching it, and hoped that nobody walked into the room

I'd give it a 2/5.  I'm giving it a 2 instead of a 1 because the stuff with Fry and coffee was a riot.   
getak2003

Bending Unit
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« Reply #104 on: 06-17-2003 12:15 »

wow, from what i hear this is crap!

too bad i was consumed by anohter antisocial evil called lanning with my friends for 13 hours that unfortinatly futurama played during...think i was blowing my frinds head off when it played...oh well...

i need to get a "transcript" of the episode so that i can "imagine" all the scenes that you guys are talking about here.
FilthyCrab

Urban Legend
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« Reply #105 on: 06-17-2003 12:44 »

From what you folks have said, I'm not so very sorry that I missed it (no I wasn't at the wedding with Kryten - tempting as that would be ;-)

Normally I would be increadibly distraught about having missed the premier airing of an epp, but now I'll just wait until it's rerun (who knows when).
FishyJoe

Honorary German
Urban Legend
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« Reply #106 on: 06-17-2003 14:48 »

 
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By Evil Fox Exec:
Also, what was with that tattoo? It wasn't funny, and it didn't seem natural that an inanimate object was made "alive".

I agree. The technology in this episode seemed awfully cartooney. I know the gadgets have never been scientifically accurate or anything, but still. The tattoo thing, and Hermes' Bamboo Boots(whatever they were called), and the fat chick. It all seemed lame and cartooney--like, as others have mentioned, a recent Simpsons episode.
BriDgEtheSoLid

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« Reply #107 on: 06-17-2003 14:56 »

pretty good... it was a good light-hearted episode, barely any substance at all but it was just a fun little 30 minutes of quick easy laughs. wow how selfish is amy? she spends all her money on talking tattoos while kif only buys things for her! tsk tsk tsk i love the 100 cups of coffee... it reminded me of when fry used to drink 100 cans of cola a week...right up until his 3 heart attack. love
Zed 85

Space Pope
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« Reply #108 on: 06-17-2003 18:01 »

I enjoyed it - it wasn't as good as the other recent ones, and is not as good as 22 Short Films, but I liked the interjoining and it was entertaining.
My definition is that it was 30 minutes/ 22 minutes (if you want to be precise) of fun. The difference is that the others recently were whatever amount of minutes of fun plus all the rest.
Nothing wrong with this episode, it was completely random and could have appeared nearly anytime during the entire seasons except for the Kif/Amy relationship, so the fact that it offered very little in the way of extra substance doesn't mean huge chunks to me  smile

B-
wu_konguk

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« Reply #109 on: 06-19-2003 06:10 »

I thought it was a good episode. Good not great. I felt it was nto as well paced as the more recent episodes.

The adult in me enjoyed the jokes and satire.
The horny teenager in me wants to see the other tatoo's Amy has  flirt
DeucePM

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« Reply #110 on: 06-19-2003 12:46 »

Hi. Long time reader, first time poster.

 
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Originally posted by Delta-V:But what happened to Fry at the end? We see him go back into the burning building after he rescues everyone, but he never comes back out.

I believe he's sitting next to Hermes as he talks to Dwight. (That mystified me at first, too, so I went back to check. Not that I'm obsessive or anything.) Then again, maybe he's just figuring out what to do with his leftover two hundred bucks... Anyway, I give this one 3.5/5...not one of the greats, certainly, but still pretty good. (The Bitter Whale Biologist cracked me up, as did Fry the Coffee Fiend...)
Futurama_Hil

Urban Legend
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« Reply #111 on: 06-19-2003 13:00 »

Welcome to PEEL, DeucePM.  Enjoy it here, and don't upset the mods!
RandomEngy

Delivery Boy
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« Reply #112 on: 06-19-2003 14:37 »

 
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Originally posted by DeucePM:
Then again, maybe he's just figuring out what to do with his leftover two hundred bucks...
Each cup was $3.  Amy said $300 was enough for 100 cups of coffee, and you can see Fry's bill changing from $300 to $297 on his first cup.
Chanukah Zombie

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« Reply #113 on: 06-19-2003 20:11 »

 
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Originally posted by Matt Wilson:- There is no benefit from being in the future. Just a windbike and the spider invasion. The remaining 20 minutes could have been ANY TV SHOW ON THE PLANET. That's a crime in the Futurama universe to me. You're in the future, so don't do a plot that could've taken place in 2003.
Actually, dude, I hate to burst your bubble even further -- but I'm pretty sure that "windbike" is not from the future at all -- but from the past!  About 500 years in the past, if I'm right.  I'm fairly certain it was one Leonardo Da Vinci's designs.  There's probably a copy of his sketchbooks somewhere on the web and if we look for it, I think we'll find it in there somewhere. 

On the other hand, while I don't have time enough to write a full review, I think we've allowed ourselves to become spoiled.  We've seen so many episodes that were full of profundity and depth, that when a light-hearted romp like 300 Big Boys comes along, we're all disappointed.  Let's just enjoy it for what it has to offer -- simple, easygoing, wacky fun.  There's no such thing as a "bad" ep.  This one was merely good, but not great.
ghoulishmoose

Urban Legend
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« Reply #114 on: 06-20-2003 12:39 »

I saw this ep today and thought it was really good. It made me laugh out loud so many times. Its definately one of them episodes thats just crazy and makes you laugh. Fry was absolute class in this episode, really funny. I thought the teenage Professor was awesome as well. Theres just so many wonderfully funny moments in it. And the noise of that whale barfing made me laugh so much I had tears in my eyes  laff

It had a semi good storyline but basically it was just a comical episode with no major Futurama plot lines like with 'The Sting' or 'The Farnsworth Parabox'. Its just a fun epsiode, and I really like it a lot. Its probabaly one of the funniest Futurama episodes in my opinnion  smile
Teral

Helpy McHelphelp
DOOP Secretary
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« Reply #115 on: 06-20-2003 12:52 »
« Last Edit on: 06-20-2003 12:52 »

When I first read the one-line decription of this episode "Earth get a tax refund" I thought it was Earth, and not Earthicans who got a refund. Sounded like it would be another political satire. Too bad, I really wanted to know what Earth would do with 300 bazillion dollar.

So in a way I was disappointed, but I still think it was a good episode. After 3 arch-heavy/shippy episodes it was great to finally watch an episode more focused on the fun aspect of the show. And this was fun.

Fry's addiction, Morbo's wife, Amazon valued at 0.2c, the flyswatter-wielding Kif and lets not forget the single most fun scene of the episode: one-leg mutant being chased by El Chubanibre.

Leela got the short end of the deal, but I can live with that (no really, I can). And it's not out of character for her to spend the refund on a chance to swim with a whael. She have shown before she has a tree-hugging cook-streak in her.

The Kif/Amy plot was rather weak, I'm afraid. It wasn't particular interesting, except we leanr that Amy have at least 3 tattoos on her butt (including one of a pony). Let's hope we get to see them one day, on a high-definition tv, otherwise they might be too blurry.

Anyway, it's obvious to compare this to 22 Short Stories, and in that competition 300 Big Boys fall short, mainly because we don't know the side-characters good enough to enjoy their quirky stories as much.

In conclusion, yes, it's not deep, or profound or shippy or anything,  but I still thoroughly enjoyed this one. Lots of laughs, and funny moments.

Looks like this is the new "A Leela Of Her Own".   tongue

Don't confuse not caring with not knowing!
TheMadCapper

Fluffy
UberMod
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« Reply #116 on: 06-20-2003 12:58 »
« Last Edit on: 06-20-2003 12:58 »

I thought it was alright. Not a very strong plot though. It's like the writers sat down and said "okay, let's take it easy today, come up with something we can work a bunch of jokes into".
Good moments included Kif beating down the spiders with his double-headed flyswatter, The woman ballooning out into a tub of lard, Leela with a load of scuzzy fish in her suit, Zoidberg's talk with Elzar about how rich people eat the garbage parts, and Zoidberg says "I ate garbage yesterday and it didn't cost me a penny!". And later on, when Zoidy said to his caddy "Ahh, thank you, golf slave".

And yes, Morbo threatening to destroy his wife when she wouldn't leave his tie alone was a hoot. And the Amazon.com thing was spiffy too, particularly when  Hermes called Dwight a Risk-taker for putting one penny into it.
Super King

Delivery Boy
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« Reply #117 on: 06-21-2003 09:27 »

I thought it was great not one of their best omes but still very funny, i liked it when fry was on that caffien buzz and every thing went slow. and zoidberg thing he was rich and never payed for any thing , funny funny stuff
impact

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« Reply #118 on: 06-21-2003 12:14 »

sounds like fun... can't wait to see it
Jolly Mon

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« Reply #119 on: 06-21-2003 14:23 »

I loved the episode.
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