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Juliet

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« Reply #80 on: 07-14-2003 10:16 »
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The Futurama beatbox remix was really good. I liked the episode but I think it gone slow at the end. I like Bender's "whooo" and it's  good to see Joe again.

TOTP  whooo
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Sarge

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« Reply #81 on: 07-14-2003 10:43 »
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*okay, RandomEngy*
Sarge

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« Reply #82 on: 07-14-2003 10:51 »
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Nobody can sing "I Will Always Love You" well. It's a shitty song to begin with. Singing it out loud actually makes it worse than what's written on paper.
Anarchist

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« Reply #83 on: 07-14-2003 10:52 »
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Oh the hell with it. If Sarge can post a link to the full episode download, I can post a link to the ending. Edit this out if it's not allowed here.
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RandomEngy

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« Reply #84 on: 07-14-2003 10:53 »

I guess I'm usually at odds with most people on episodes.  I liked "300 Big Boys" but I didn't really enjoy this episode.  Perhaps I need to rewatch it.  I found the incessant "lower horn" jokes to be sort of predictable and unamusing, and saw a lot of jokes that just didn't strike me as funny.

However I did love the Bigfoot video (Sometimes bounding into thick fog...) and a couple other lines in the ep.

Also, the opening theme was fun, for a one time event.  Overall for a first impression I'd rate it 2/5, lease favorite episode of the season.

Also, Sarge, you might want to take the link down before you incur the wrath of the mods.
Mango

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« Reply #85 on: 07-14-2003 11:23 »

...what's 'spooning'?  I don't get it.  frown
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« Reply #86 on: 07-14-2003 11:28 »

 
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Originally posted by Mango:
...what's 'spooning'?  I don't get it.   frown

its when two people lay down next to each other and the one in the back throws their arm over the other person for comfort
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« Reply #87 on: 07-14-2003 11:50 »

I liked the episode.  Every fiber of my being told me I should be sick of Bender's constant wang jokes, but I still enjoyed them.  AND MORE SCARY DOOR!  I don't know why that was there, but do it more often!  And I'm glad there was not one awful "got-your-nose" joke, when my biggest fear was that this episode would be filled with them.
Evil Fox Exec

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« Reply #88 on: 07-14-2003 11:58 »

Hey Anarchist, thanks a lot!  Now I don't have to wait till CN gets the rights to the newer episodes in order to see that extra Scary Door sequence!
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« Reply #89 on: 07-14-2003 12:30 »
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Originally posted by RandomEngy:
I guess I'm usually at odds with most people on episodes.  I liked "300 Big Boys" but I didn't really enjoy this episode.  Perhaps I need to rewatch it.  I found the incessant "lower horn" jokes to be sort of predictable and unamusing, and saw a lot of jokes that just didn't strike me as funny.

However I did love the Bigfoot video (Sometimes bounding into thick fog...) and a couple other lines in the ep.

Also, the opening theme was fun, for a one time event.  Overall for a first impression I'd rate it 2/5, lease favorite episode of the season.

Also, Sarge, you might want to take the link down before you incur the wrath of the mods.

I'm in agreement here. I found this episode to be rather disappointing. I'm usually pretty forgiving and enjoy the episodes others dislike (ie. That's Lobstertainment, A Leela of Her Own, A Pharaoh to Remember), but I just couldn't find much to like here.

I remember from the DVD commentaries, the writers said early on they decided that they were going to do the show they wanted and not cater to FOX's preferences. This show seemed to contradict that. The constant penis jokes and sexual innuendo were something you expect to see in The Simpsons nowadays. I expect more from the humor in Futurama.

I think there was too much of Lrr in this episode and I never thought I'd say that. Seeing him fight with his wife about their relationship problems seemed so pedestrian and uninteresting. It was a real turn off to see him become all sensitive at the end and start making out with his wife.
Bigfoot's appearance was SO predictable too and could have been handled much better.

There were a few bright moments in the show: the UFO abduction, bigfoot film, the alien porno, Leela singing 'The Bodyguard' theme.

I guess I'm just in the minority here with my dislike of this particular episode. Maybe my expectations are just higher knowing that these are last episodes of the show.

Final Grade: C-
Nixorbo

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« Reply #90 on: 07-14-2003 12:55 »

That was quite possibly the most fundamentally disturbing half-hour of my life.  Hilarious, but disturbing.

Anyone remember when Matt Groening was talking about how edgy the show was going to get, how they were trying to get away with as much as possible, and they released a picture of two Neptunians about to make out?  Anyone think he might have been referring to this episode?
Action Jacktion

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« Reply #91 on: 07-14-2003 13:30 »
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Originally posted by boingo2000:
And I'm glad there was not one awful "got-your-nose" joke, when my biggest fear was that this episode would be filled with them.
Oh man, I hadn't thought of that.  I wish there had been just one.  I would have laughed.
Damitol

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« Reply #92 on: 07-14-2003 14:00 »
« Last Edit on: 07-14-2003 14:00 »

I loved this episode for it's general non-stop insanity.  Two thumbs and one horn up.  Wooooo-hoo!

Don't get me wrong - I like all the shippy/character piece/overall story arc stuff as much as the next person - but the occasional 22 minutes of "stupid" humor (and I mean that in a good way) ala "Amazon Women" or "Deep South" is very cleansing.  If you didn't laugh at the fake nose and glasses on Fry after Zoidberg's preceding "high quality prosthesis" (or whatever he said) comment, then you have no soul.

A Bender beatbox theme remix, non-stop d!¢k jokes, Lrrr AND a special “under the credits” ending (even though I have to wait a year or more before I’ll actually see it).  Pure Futurama bliss!

Sure I can see how some might be put off by all the lowbrow humor in Spanish Fry, but that is the real beauty of Futurama.    The writers knew that their audience was both diverse and smart (two things most TV execs can’t fathom) so they had no fear changing the tone of the show from week to week.  Take four of S4’s best: “Jurassic Bark”, “Where No Fan…”, “The Sting”, and “Spanish Fry”.  One makes you cry, one taps your inner geek, one plays with your head and one is best viewed in a fraternity house after 6 beers.

And ALL make you laugh.  Maybe some more than others depending on your own personal interests and frames of reference, but each episode has at least a few things in it that will make you laugh.

God, August 10th will be a black day for humor on television, but I am so thankful Futurama’s 1584 minutes of inspired magic (and madness) will be available to me 15 shiny platters for many, many years to come.
Chump

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« Reply #93 on: 07-14-2003 14:04 »

It was ok, it had its moments and all, but it felt somewhat lacking. I did like the under the credits, absolutely out of place bit. "It turns out its man!"
Coop

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« Reply #94 on: 07-14-2003 14:06 »

 
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Originally posted by LAN.gnome:
As an avid Penny Arcade reader, I support any medium that includes the word "wang" as a comedic reference to the male sex organ. Therefore, this episode rocked. 5/5.

PS -- "Wang casket" should be added to the dictionary or something. I'm serious; that had me on the floor.

HA! Thats great, I thought that I might be the only PA fan here.  big grin

Alot of people seem to have problems with all of the wang jokes. I dont see why. Its fun to have a risque episode or two. I thought that most of Bender's lines were funny. Also, the horizontal monster mash...I laughed my ass off when I heard that.  big grin


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« Reply #95 on: 07-14-2003 15:30 »

Thanks Anarchist  smile

In addition:

It's also great that they put the "thanks for watching futurama slave army" or something as the caption in the alien language cause if you can read it, then you're obviously a futurama geek for knowing what it says! Which we are!  Like BNLbum said, it's like DXC is thanking us for watching.  I loved that. 

There is no question that this show has the best animation on television.  WOW!  Almost all of it was in 3D!  It's like DXC says, "this show has animation too great for TV."

Teral

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« Reply #96 on: 07-14-2003 18:16 »

Funny episode. Not the best fot he season, but great fun.

Beat-boxing Bender-intro: That seriously rocked. I love it when John Dimaggio foes some beatboxing.

The camping-trip was great (Leela loked damn cute  love sorry, I had to sneak that one in), although the Bigfoot-movie was pretty dull. Atleast we had some good beer-jokes and other stuff to make it a minor nuissance. Leela's more hard-assed attitude was great. "This isn't a fatcamp, although you could fool me." ::looks at Hermes and Zoidy::  laff

I'm also a bit puzzled Fry didn't try to steal a peek into the girls tent. Liked the shot of Leela spraying her boots though. "Yeech! What smells like boot feet?"

The Hermes accounting joke was pretty clever.

Lrrr and Ndnd were great. Even though they were pretty cliché ridden, the relationship jokes work well. The sight of two Omicronians making out is probably the most disturbing scene in television history, except for Ferengi's making out. ::Sideshow Bob shudder::

And I agree with Sarge. The reason Leela's singing was bad, is beacuse noone can make "I Will Always Love You" sound great. I'm surprised they even know about that song in a thousand years.

The "horn" jokes: well, some of them were pretty clever, some of them were ... not so clever. All in all I'm pretty meh about it.

Was I the only one who thought Lrrr and Ndnd would keep Bigfoot as a pet?

All in all 22 minutes well spend. i can't believe this great show ends in only 4 weeks! "Ohh, I made myself sad."

Anarchist

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« Reply #97 on: 07-14-2003 18:54 »

This just hit me while I was taking my math exam today. (Don't ask.) - Is anyone else frightened by the fact that Lrrr had a "lower horn"-removing device readily available?
Venus

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« Reply #98 on: 07-14-2003 19:35 »

oh dear god
grunka_lunka

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« Reply #99 on: 07-14-2003 19:39 »

not  too great, but a pretty solid ep w/some funny one-liners. i think they leaned too heavily on the sex jokes in the last act, and i started to cringe at the phrase "lower horn" after a while. bender's woo!'s were pretty funny tho. but overall it didn't suck, so i'd give it a B.
McGrady

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« Reply #100 on: 07-14-2003 20:10 »

The sex store was scary, if you watch the background rather than the characters.  I couldn't believe some of that stuff got past the censors, not to mention all the horn jokes.
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« Reply #101 on: 07-14-2003 20:11 »

 
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Originally posted by Anarchist:
This just hit me while I was taking my math exam today. (Don't ask.) - Is anyone else frightened by the fact that Lrrr had a "lower horn"-removing device readily available?

I agree, especially since the Omicronians don't seem to have any external genitalia themselves.
LAN.gnome

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« Reply #102 on: 07-14-2003 22:09 »
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Originally posted by Action Jacktion:
It's "abominable" (but at least you didn't say "abdominal" ).

I've used both "The Abdominal Snowman" and "The Indomitable Snowman" as screen names in the past.

*Edited because I am retarded.*

Then Jeremy and LAN get stuck in a floating all-girls Catholic school and have to pretend to be gay janitors!
Action Jacktion

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« Reply #103 on: 07-14-2003 22:24 »

Are you sure you don't mean "indubitably?"
LAN.gnome

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« Reply #104 on: 07-14-2003 22:44 »

 
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Originally posted by Action Jacktion:
Are you sure you don't mean "indubitably?"

Er, yes. Never mind.
FishyJoe

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« Reply #105 on: 07-14-2003 23:00 »

More comments:

I liked the Bigfoot movie. In fact I liked it more than the Crimes of the Hot movie...this one was drier and sexier.

My crappy illegal online copy is crappy--I can't make out much of the background details in the sex shop. But the name(Beast With Two Bucks - $1.99 Sex Shop) was cute.

Lrrr was kind of annoying. Actually I guess he's always been kind of annoying. I like the omicronians in general, but they've had some bad lines over the years.

I don't agree with people saying the penis jokes were too crude. I thought they were classy.

The Neptunian sex scene was probably the sexiest thing I've ever seen.

Leela singing was bad. Haven't they already done the "people sing poor renditions of 'I Will Always Love You'" gag on The Simpsons? They should at least come up with a different crappy love song.

Continuity error: hasn't Bigfoot already been discovered? I recall a "Bigfoot Turns 80" headline, but I'm not sure which episode it was. Ah, who knows, maybe it was from the Weekly World News of the year 3000.

The beat-boxing intro has grown on me--it's still scary though. And the alien language was pretty awesome/nerdy.

And finally, I thought the Scary Door segment was funny. Good job.
Venus

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« Reply #106 on: 07-15-2003 00:37 »

The nosy enquirer had the bigfoot headline, but it was a tabloid so a bigfoot mention in it wouldn't mean much the the world at large.
oh, and another thing

big foot = sasquatch
abominable snowman = yeti
theres a difference, not much of one but still.
Zed 85

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« Reply #107 on: 07-15-2003 05:54 »

I like the fact that there are still Monster Trucks called Big Foot 1000 years from now.  tongue

Leela's singing was one of the better renditions of "I Will Always Love You" I've heard personally.

Yeah it was okay, the plot wasn't as strong and interesting as some other similiar style episodes but still quite fun. But with the "One of these days Ndnd (spelling?)..." and the Scary Door ending, it seems like they were desperately trying to get various deleted scenes into an episode before Futurama was taken off air.

Episode = B
Nero

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« Reply #108 on: 07-15-2003 06:35 »

I liked the episode alot. Got many laughs out of me. That "lower horn" remover tool was a really scary one. And Fry looked strange without a nose.
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« Reply #109 on: 07-15-2003 07:22 »

I quite liked it, but it still felt a bit weaker than some of the other episodes in the season, more like "Three Hundred Big Boys" than "The Sting".

I liked the 3D Pipes parody, and the response of Lrrr to the tranquiliser. The beatbox remix was neat, but I would have probably enjoyed it more if I didn't already own the DVDs. The credits sequence was, of course, as other people have said, on the DVD's already. Bender's jokes got kind of tiresome, IMHO (but I think that was probably their point  wink).

I second Teral's statement. Only four week's to go  frown.
VelourFog

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« Reply #110 on: 07-15-2003 13:02 »

I thought that Lrrr kinda sucked. Either his voice was different this time, or his voice sucks when he isn't yelling. The conversational tone of voice was boring and sucky. Either too much Lrrr, or too much sucky bad Lrrr. In other news, everything else about the episode was cute and or funny.
Coop

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« Reply #111 on: 07-15-2003 13:09 »

I also thought his voice was different. It didn't sound too bad, just a little different. I'll have to watch the episode again though.


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« Reply #112 on: 07-15-2003 13:41 »

it was the best one in a long time. oh yeah, you gotta love the remix theam.

semper fi. carry on.
Teral

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« Reply #113 on: 07-15-2003 13:48 »
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Petunia's (thanks AJ) voice was off as well, even Zoidy sounded weird in his first line.
Action Jacktion

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« Reply #114 on: 07-15-2003 13:54 »

Hattie wasn't in it; you're probably thinking of Petunia.
Atticus

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« Reply #115 on: 07-15-2003 13:54 »

Did Petunia sound different to anyone else?  I could've sworn she sounded different from when she was in "Put Your Head on my Shoulder".
1969

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« Reply #116 on: 07-15-2003 15:54 »

For those baggin the 'new' theme:

I'd rather hear a new one-off theme than the same one again, it's not like we haven't heard it before  wink. Why on earth are you complaining about it when you can hear it on the other 70 episodes
FishyJoe

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« Reply #117 on: 07-15-2003 16:47 »

Petunia sounded the same to me...but then again, all of Tree Macnielle's voices sound the same to me.

I agree that Zoidberg's first line or two sounded weird though.
Juliet

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« Reply #118 on: 07-15-2003 18:54 »

I was thinking this scene on about Fry's lower horn:

Lrrr: This human's lower horn is one of God's creatures. A living thing. And all living things, large and small
Bender: In this case, small! Woooo!

Maybe Bender has seen Fry lower horn.   eek

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« Reply #119 on: 07-15-2003 21:10 »

He probably heard of its size from Amy or Leela. Or more likely when Fry sold his clothes in "A head in the polls".

Oh, and for the record: It's "wang coffin", not "wang casket"

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