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ghoulishmoose

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« Reply #120 on: 08-16-2003 15:59 »

I've just watched this ep and I was quite dissapointed. I wasn't so keen on the overall storyline. It was funny in parts and there were some good lines in there, but apart from that, I found it kinda meh.

It was cool seeing Roberto again though, and I liked Robot 1-X, he was really sweet.

I really didn't like the ending, I usually dont like when you watch something and it all turns out to be a dream or something to that effect in the end. Its just lazy story writing I guess and its a quick way out.

I liked it a little bit better than Bend Her, but personally, I still thought it was a pretty poor ep  smile
Bobby King

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #121 on: 08-16-2003 16:02 »

i really hate Robot 1-X, i think i have to upgrade myself  laff
BNLbum

Bending Unit
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« Reply #122 on: 08-16-2003 16:08 »

How I would've ended it:

OPERATOR: No, get out.
(Pushes button, Bender rolls out of door)
CUT TO: OUTSIDE MOM'S FRIENDLY ROBOT COMPANY
BENDER: Well, I guess reality is whatever you make of it...
(He walks offscreen (no fanatasy sequence))
CUT TO: INSIDE THE FACTORY
FATBOT: Oh boy oh boy oh boy...
(FATBOT is loaded onto the upgrading machine, and the OPERATOR flips the switch. As the upgrade begins, the camera flies into FATBOT's pupil)
CUT TO: A PLEASANT SUNNY DAY
(FATBOT and ROBOT 1-X sit together beneath the shade of a tree. FATBOT is wearing an apron, ROBOT 1-X a pink bonnet.)
ROBOT 1-X: Would you like some more tea, sir?
FATBOT: Why, thank you Robot 1-X! You know, I do believe Robot 1-X is much more pleasant than I thought...
CUT TO: CREDIT SCREEN
Bobby King

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #123 on: 08-16-2003 16:09 »

 laff  laff
alexvilagosh

Goose Patrol
Space Pope
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« Reply #124 on: 08-17-2003 12:40 »

I thought the episode was pretty crap, and no Wilson dammit where was he!

Seeing Roberto again was cool, and fatbot too.

I thought Bender's voice sounded a bit more feminine than usual... John forgot the voice!

I thought the end was lame, lame, lame. First rule to writing stories. Never end with '...and then I woke up.'

C/C+
Teral

Helpy McHelphelp
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« Reply #125 on: 08-17-2003 13:44 »

 
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Originally posted by alexvilagosh:
First rule to writing stories. Never end with '...and then I woke up.'


It just needs to be done right. "The Sting" was pretty damn excellent, and "Whizzin'" was great too.
Vintage Dave

Bending Unit
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« Reply #126 on: 08-17-2003 19:38 »

I think the final scene saved it.  "Thanks baby."
Juliet

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« Reply #127 on: 08-17-2003 21:36 »

 
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Originally posted by Vintage Dave:
I think the final scene saved it.  "Thanks baby."

Yeah that is cute

  love

alexvilagosh

Goose Patrol
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« Reply #128 on: 08-19-2003 03:27 »

I think this episode was a recent Simpsons episode style.
Evil Fox Exec

Bending Unit
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« Reply #129 on: 08-19-2003 08:56 »

In my opinion quite a number of the recent Futurama episodes were Simpsons style.  That's quite unfortunate  frown.
Xmpel

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #130 on: 08-24-2003 06:07 »

I liked this episode. It wasn't Simpsons styel. Some errors. Remember that on Futurama you can do things that you cant on the Simpsons. I liked Benders upgrade sequence. And laughs like "State the obvious" made my day. Much better than "Bend her" and "Spanish Fry". Those where Simpsonsclass
Rocketboy

Bending Unit
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« Reply #131 on: 08-24-2003 10:55 »

Whatever happened to Robot 1-X?
Mouse On Venus

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #132 on: 12-24-2003 06:24 »

*bump*

 
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Originally posted by Xmpel:
I liked this episode. It wasn't Simpsons styel. Some errors. Remember that on Futurama you can do things that you cant on the Simpsons.

 Exactly. I read somewhere (I think it was the CGEF review section) someone comparing Obsoletely Fabulous to The Simpsons episode Das Bus, which is bull. The idea of going to a desert island is practically the only idea the two eps have in common and personally I think it's an idea that's far more at home on Futurama anyways.

(I will review this episode later. I was thinking with the release of the Season 4 it might be good to see what people think of the episodes now.)
Xmpel

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #133 on: 12-24-2003 10:20 »
« Last Edit on: 12-24-2003 10:20 »

   
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Originally posted by Mouse On Venus:
Exactly. I read somewhere (I think it was the CGEF review section) someone comparing Obsoletely Fabulous to The Simpsons episode Das Bus, which is bull. The idea of going to a desert island is practically the only idea the two eps have in common and personally I think it's an idea that's far more at home on Futurama anyways.

And also it never happend.

 
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Originally posted by Rocketboy:
Whatever happend to Robot - 1X ?

I ate him and then emitted a fresh pine scent.

But they must be quite expensive so only people with enough money can get them.

Then the Prof tried to duplicate his and it activated its Selfdestruct sequence to keep him from finding out its secrets, thus making it impossible for others to steal its techology.

Mouse On Venus

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #134 on: 12-24-2003 13:47 »

 
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Originally posted by Xmpel:
And also it never happend.

 No, it happened as part of a reprogramming sequence.
Xmpel

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #135 on: 12-24-2003 14:03 »

But it wasn't real. So then you can do anything. And they had a better explanation than "It was a dream" this time.

So in conclusion: B/B+ .
QueenOfRobonia

Bending Unit
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« Reply #136 on: 12-25-2003 06:42 »

The ep was quite good but like everyone's said the ending was just ever so slightly crap, and it wouldn't have been all that bad but then the fantasy scene just made it even worse!! The water wheel robot screaming like a nutcase when she was running out of water was quite funny, didn't get used after the first time it happened though!!
Xmpel

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #137 on: 12-25-2003 17:50 »

How about reading the posts before you say "like everyone said" ??

The ending was good and if you don't agree I will devour you mother !
1 of the gang

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« Reply #138 on: 12-26-2003 02:46 »
« Last Edit on: 12-26-2003 02:46 »

Too late!
I devoured her mother already.

I liked the fact that they made Bender's trip just like a dream sequence.But I didn't really like the fact that they just attacked New New York without ample reason for destroying it.

 
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Wow! It's like the Earth is makin' sweet salty love to itself and all the fish are groovin' on it!



<This message brought to you by Def Con Owl Traps:Kills owls dead.>
Mouse On Venus

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« Reply #139 on: 12-26-2003 19:33 »

I personally enjoyed this episode. It's another episode like Godfellas where Bender finds himself on his own in the middle of nowhere and has to find ways to entertain himself, and I personally like scenarios like that just to see which direction of many the writers go in.

 The Roboticon 3003 sequence was surprisingly tame by Futurama's standards - perhaps after four production seasons of writing robot jokes they just did it on auto-pilot - but once Robot 1-X came into frame, the story started to take off.

 The desert island sequence was my favourite part of the episode. The shelter, the "Helf" message, Bender as a lighthouse, the "Now turn around" gag (Matt's finest moment, perhaps?), the walking beers...even the fact that a bunch of obsolete robots would choose to inhabit a desert island. It's safe to say the entire second act of this episode is one of my favourite in Futurama history.  smile

 The third act wasn't so strong, but still not bad. I liked Bender cracking the Orphanarium night light as well as Bender trying to save his friends and just falling apart, and "Save my friends! Waah! And Zoidberg!" The whilstling boulders joke I was less keen on. It was okay, but the technique of extending sounds to stupid lengths (such as the dot matrix printer in Leela's Homeworld) seems a bit of a tired formula. There was a scene with Scruffy in the animatic (on the Season 4 DVD) that I would've liked to have seen kept in the full episode at the expense of the whistles.

 The "It was all a dream" thing I agree with Teral when he says it works if it's done well, but I actually thought it was done well in this instance. The fact that the 'dream' actually had a purpose - a visual reprogramming to alter Bender's opinion of Robot 1-X - made it much less of a cop out than it could've been. The fantasy sequence at the end was a bizarre way to go out, but Bender's "Thanks, baby!" saved it for me. I would've liked to have seen BNLBum's version instead though.  wink

Visually, I thought this episode absolutely rocked. From the big stuff to the CG stormy ocean sequence to little things like Bender in the garbage can, this was just a beautifully directed episode (big up Dwayne Carey-Hill). In terms of writing, there were a few slightly hollow parts here and there, but for me the story was strong enough. Definitely one of my Season 4 favourites.

(sorry it's so lengthy, people, but I love the sight of my own typing.  tongue)
Gleno

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #140 on: 03-15-2004 10:37 »

I loved this one....!

"Your Mother"  laff

"Bite my splintery wooden ass"  laff

 
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Originally posted by Mouse On Venus:
 The "It was all a dream" thing I agree with Teral when he says it works if it's done well, but I actually thought it was done well in this instance. The fact that the 'dream' actually had a purpose - a visual reprogramming to alter Bender's opinion of Robot 1-X - made it much less of a cop out than it could've been.

Exactly....and who saw it coming....?
Not me....

Funny funny ep....

I'm crap at reviews.... tongue

Let me break....let me break you down....for your sake....I will break you down...."[/small]
Woodbot 2.0

Starship Captain
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« Reply #141 on: 03-24-2004 00:02 »

Ok,to everyone 's suprise this is the first time I watched this episode all the way.
The first time I recorded it,I missed the first half.Now,I like it.
Nany robot was funny.
Robot 1X was very cool.
Then of course,
WE HAD BENDER MADE OF WOOD!
Grade:A
SlackJawedMoron

Urban Legend
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« Reply #142 on: 03-24-2004 02:47 »

This ep... I don't hate it. I don't love it. It has got several decent lines, but didn't get any huge laughs from me. The trashing city music was cool, as was cartrige robot. They should have kept that horrible talking soccer ball. B-
boxie

Bending Unit
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« Reply #143 on: 03-24-2004 07:09 »

 
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Originally posted by Mouse On Venus:
 
 The desert island sequence was my favourite part of the episode ... the "Helf" message ... the "Now turn around" gag...

  laff

I thought this was a good episode, not as great as some, but an interesting concept.
Frank Horrigan

Delivery Boy
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« Reply #144 on: 03-24-2004 08:13 »

All I need to say is: What!?
spacepilot3000

Starship Captain
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« Reply #145 on: 03-24-2004 10:13 »

I liked it better the 2nd time around. I must've been in a bad mood or something when it first aired but now I like it..... a lot.

Grade(2nd time): B+
Spineless

Delivery Boy
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« Reply #146 on: 03-24-2004 10:17 »

One of my favorite episodes ever and definately near the top of the Bender-centric episodes.  During the robot show portion, my friends and I were constantly laughing.  Go watching Adult Swim instead of doing homework!  Screw you Sir Arthur Conan Doyle!
Mouse On Venus

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #147 on: 03-24-2004 13:34 »
« Last Edit on: 03-24-2004 13:34 »

 
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Originally posted by SlackJawedMoron:
They should have kept that horrible talking soccer ball. B-

Oh, I agree. There's nothing worse than talking to a football that talks back. I love that part.   smile

 I'm glad they got rid of the robot band part though, that was shit.  no no
Bushmeister

Professor
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« Reply #148 on: 03-24-2004 13:54 »
« Last Edit on: 03-24-2004 13:54 »

Thought the episode was okay, nothing too great but had some good lines.
Kirsty

Crustacean
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« Reply #149 on: 03-24-2004 14:09 »

I think this a great episode, I love cartridge unit's "Your Mother" line and Bender's " The modern world can bite my splintery wooden ass  smile
boxie

Bending Unit
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« Reply #150 on: 03-24-2004 17:20 »

I think it has a great nostalgic quality. You laugh because you'd forgotten and then you remember. You heard me.

Plus it has one of my favourite Bender lines.

I never meant to hurt you, just to destroy everything you ever believed in.
Gorky

Space Pope
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« Reply #151 on: 03-24-2004 18:37 »

I have to admit, this one isn't a favorite. It's okay, but I just think that there were  some other great Bender episodes in season 4, namely "Bender Should Not Be Allowed on TV".
dr.bender nye

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #152 on: 04-04-2005 17:07 »

i found it a excedingly(spellchecker needed here) good episode.bender all around
killbot4000

Bending Unit
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« Reply #153 on: 04-04-2005 17:11 »

This ep wasn't that good i think there are eps that are better.
Quimbly

Bending Unit
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« Reply #154 on: 04-04-2005 17:23 »

Holy Resurrected Thread, Batman!  (13 months gone by...)
Philp_J_Fry

Starship Captain
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« Reply #155 on: 04-04-2005 17:48 »
« Last Edit on: 04-05-2005 00:00 »

I thought this episode was actually pretty good, mostly cause of the end. I don't see why you people didn't like this episode, I thought it was very well written and hilarious. The ending worked with the episode, it actually wasn't much of a suprise to me. Mostly 'cause the part right before didn't really seem like a fitting ending. Bender saying sorry, pfft as if.

But I do agree with the people saying it wasn't that good compared to the rest of the season. With  other great episdes such as the Sting, The Devils Hands, Fansworth Parabox etc. It's probaly one of my top ten favorites... or a least in the top fifteen. This particular had some very good jokes, while still kinda having a moral or lesson to it. Which is a good, a episode that's serious and funny work's well in Futurama. Some examples are The Sting, Episode Two: The Series has landed, Space Pilot 3000. I'll stop boring you people reading this now...overall, great episode.

Rating: 9/10

edit: because I suck a typing
Jicannon

Urban Legend
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« Reply #156 on: 04-05-2005 00:04 »

I was somewhat disappointed with the end, but not entirely. The whole dream sequence ending for a show/movie usually annoys me because of how many times it's used, but for some reason I liked it on a whole. Parts of it gave me a good laugh ("Save my friends!...And Zoidberg!" ) but it clearly wasn't one of the top episodes. I'm really not sure why I like it as much as I do...
UnrealLegend

Space Pope
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« Reply #157 on: 01-05-2012 10:29 »

This friends, is my least-favourite episode of season 4. It just had such a boring pace and a disappointing ending (doesn't help how it's so close to "The Sting", which is quite similar).

It was saved by a few good lines here and there, but it's below-average for Futurama.
5/10.
wowbagger

Delivery Boy
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« Reply #158 on: 01-05-2012 11:51 »

I WAANT TO LIIIIVVVVVEEE!!!!
UnrealLegend

Space Pope
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« Reply #159 on: 01-05-2012 12:01 »

Hah, I'm guessing from your avatar that you like this episode? big grin
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