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Liquid Emperor
« Reply #120 on: 03-15-2004 10:15 »
« Last Edit on: 03-15-2004 10:15 »

Just saw this on TV last week then watched it again on dvd....first viewing I liked it....pretty funny throughout and Bender having a sex change, maybe a cheap laugh, but I thought it worked well....

For some reason Calculon cracks me up, I think it's his voice heh-heh

Also Zoidberg saying "basically" had me laughing for a fair while....  laff

Not a brilliant ep, not a bad ep....gets better on multiple viewings....  smile

Originally posted by iliketowankalot:
[nerd voice]I just noticed a lack of continuity in this episode, in episode 1AVC03 I Roommate, Bender has his antenna cut off and says they might be able to reattach it if they find it in time yet in episode 4AVC17 Bend Her he goes the whole episode without his antenna and has it reattached in the end, boy I really hope someone got fired for that one[/NV]

I noticed that too....they must think Futurama fans don't notice tiny details....  hmpf
At the end when he says "still got it" and twangs his antenna.... laff

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

Liquid Emperor
« Reply #121 on: 03-16-2004 07:48 »

I like the episode (hence the user-name). Especially when Calculon + Bender just chuck the Robot out of the baloon basket, that always makes me smile.  smile
Mouse On Venus

Liquid Emperor
« Reply #122 on: 03-16-2004 18:20 »
« Last Edit on: 03-16-2004 18:20 »

I'd have to say this is one of my least favourite episodes, and the sound of Bender being a woman doesn't bother me nearly as much as the sound of barrels being scraped, which a lot of the somewhat predictable jokes within this episode did. Also, Leela and Amy's roles in this episode were practically annorexic with the "stay out of my gender" stuff and the sighing over a 'romantic' Calculon being probably the blandest characterisation in the entire series. Fry isn't much use either

 In fact, for me, the biggest saving grace in this episode is the Professor, who claims ownership of the episode's funniest moment - "Oh, I think we should just be friends." - and has some other quality moments with his Sweden bashing and his "Good lord: a coaster!" comment. Zoidberg had his moments too, such as when the crew are chucking garbage at him and when he says "Basically." Hermes' limboing story didn't do much for me, nor his character, but I have to say that I find Barbados Slim humourous. Mainly because of John DiMaggio's atrocious Jamaican accent, though.   laff

 Unfortunately, these moments are few and far between. Mike Rowe's original pitch for this episode - "Bender gets a sex change." - appears not to have been expanded upon (bar the Olympics sequence of the first act, an idea mentioned in a Season 1 commentary by David X. Cohen himself) but instead dragged out across the entire episode. It suffers from the opposite problem of KGKUAN: whereas that episode had too many ideas to fit in coherently, this episode has too few. And, like Anarchist said a few pages back, "You two don't dress trampy enough" ranks among Futurama's dampest squibs of endings.   no no

« Reply #123 on: 11-11-2013 18:47 »

Well, it was pretty good. I wasn't fond of the second act though, felt very boring for me. The first and some of the third act are the highlights of the episode for me. It did have some pretty good gags though, and a decent story, but it just wasn't executed in a good way. Another contender for the worst Season 4 ep.


Starship Captain
« Reply #124 on: 11-14-2013 06:56 »

This one's alright.  It's pretty much just the basic "ramdom recurring character unexpectedly starts dating a main character" storyline, but it's executed pretty well, and I really like Calculon, so I'll give it a 7/10
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