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Spice Weasel

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« Reply #80 on: 07-28-2003 23:25 »
« Last Edit on: 07-28-2003 23:25 »

Nah, it's just hate.

TOTPDunce
FemJesse

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« Reply #81 on: 07-29-2003 00:12 »

I didn't hate it, and I'm a shipper... so what's that arguement about.  In fact.  I liked this episode more than I liked "The Sting." That point is moot.  I do think that Bend-Her was a better episode though, here was my biggest laugh this ep:

Bender to Wild Boar:  Turn around...
canned eggs

Space Pope
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« Reply #82 on: 07-29-2003 00:15 »

I've watched it a couple more times now, and I like it more every time.  The first bit at the trade show is seriously funny, and full of freeze frame stuff, like cameos from almost every robot ever seen in the series (and R2D2).

The music, as usual, is really unbelievably awesome.  Christopher Tyng doesn't get enough credit for what he does.  The music when they're wrecking the city is great.
Timo

Bending Unit
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« Reply #83 on: 07-29-2003 00:18 »

Just watched it again.

Stage.
Anthem.
Chronicled.
Rush.

Nice.
FishyJoe

Honorary German
Urban Legend
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« Reply #84 on: 07-29-2003 00:39 »

 
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Originally posted by getak2003:
wow, you guys really DO hate me!

and all this time i thought it was just more of a passive agressive love hate sorta thing....

What? No man, I am so totally over you. I'm seriously moving on.

*makes five thousand posts talking about how he's moved on*
McGrady

Bending Unit
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« Reply #85 on: 07-29-2003 01:26 »

Pretty funny.  The part where Bender got reprogrammed looked a lot like the similar scene from Total Recall, so I thought at that point that the rest of the show would be a "Recall".  Then the ending with the unicorn reminded me of Blade Runner -- I don't know if it was done intentionally or not.  I would say this episode was better than Bend Her.
Ricky

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #86 on: 07-29-2003 07:53 »

This episode was really good! For a Bender-centered episode, it was great! I didn't like the ending though, but that's just because I didn't get it. Probably a reference to something I haven't seen yet (Blade Runner?).
Fing-longer

Crustacean
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« Reply #87 on: 07-29-2003 15:25 »

Uh, by the way...what's a "shipper"?

I'm new here.
Teral

Helpy McHelphelp
DOOP Secretary
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« Reply #88 on: 07-29-2003 16:02 »

Shipper is short for realationshipper

 
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Originally posted by McGrady:
Pretty funny.  The part where Bender got reprogrammed looked a lot like the similar scene from Total Recall,

PHeeew, I'm not the only one who thought so. I instantly saw this picture of Schwarzenegger before me when that scene played.
Action Jacktion

Professor
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« Reply #89 on: 07-29-2003 16:03 »
« Last Edit on: 07-29-2003 16:03 »

 
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Originally posted by Fing-longer:
Uh, by the way...what's a "shipper"?

I'm new here.
Don't worry, that question gets asked about once every two weeks.

In this context, a "shipper" is someone interested in the romantic relationship between Fry and Leela.  It's short for "relationshipper," and can be applied to other fictional works (I think it got started with X-Files).  Also, a "shippy" episode is one that deals with their relationship, such as "Love and Rocket" or "The Sting."
Invader_Tak

Bending Unit
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« Reply #90 on: 07-29-2003 16:19 »
« Last Edit on: 07-29-2003 16:19 »

 
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Originally posted by getak2003:
wow, you guys really DO hate me!


 Well, at first it was hate, but its rapidly becoming boredom.........

Fing-longer

Crustacean
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« Reply #91 on: 07-29-2003 16:43 »

Thanks for the info, Action Jackson. I find it funny, and sometimes annoying, how quickly people like to compartmentalize others. Sure, I think the Fry/Leela relationship gives Futurama a heart that no show has had since 2nd season Simpsons, but I don't want every episode to be about it.

So even if I didn't think this last episode was great, it's not because I'm a shipper.

(the same thing happened to me when I told people that I didn't like the movie A.I. They thought it's because I worshipped Kubrick and that Spielburg directed it instead. No, I didn't like it because I thought it wasn't good!)
mazaite

Bending Unit
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« Reply #92 on: 07-29-2003 17:30 »

Here Here A.I. Sucked!!
Coop

Professor
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« Reply #93 on: 07-29-2003 21:13 »

 
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Originally posted by getak2003:
wow, you guys really DO hate me!

and all this time i thought it was just more of a passive agressive love hate sorta thing....

Could you really blame anyone, you bring it upon yourself and you know it.


The official CARLITO of PEEL
helpimchoking

Delivery Boy
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« Reply #94 on: 08-01-2003 01:26 »

Hey im new, but i have a question! If you are in california, wheres the closest omic store or plain store were they sell the comic books? it has to be very close to tracy, or in tracy
Grim

Professor
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« Reply #95 on: 08-01-2003 04:18 »
« Last Edit on: 08-02-2003 00:00 »

Well I've seen the first minute of this ep and so far I liked it. hehe soul detector, I'll say something more constructive when I've seen it all

Edit: seen it all now and it was quite good, it was odd in that normally when an episode is very centric on one character they normally have a side story involving the others. Lacking this it sorta made this ep "The Bender Show", not that there is too much wrong with that.

It was all good except for the ending, a bit strange but meh what can you do?
SpaceCase

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #96 on: 08-02-2003 05:36 »

This one has me wondering...
Okay, in AOI II Leela gets banged on the head and has a hallucination. Said hallucination is the 3rd segment of the anthology. Then;
In TS, the space-bee venom puts her into a coma. Her (how to say it?) "experiences" form the plot of acts 2 & 3.
In OF, Bender gets an upgrade. Said upgrade takes him on a virtually-real trip.

Hokay.
That's three stories based on characters having, er, "synthesized experiences." That is, a head-trip, hallucination, or whatever that seems real to that character, but is, in fact, not real.

I would ask 'what's next'? Will Fry wake up and discover it's taken the technicians a year to get him out of the cryo-tube?

That is, I would ask; but as there will probably be no new Futurama ep's for a l-o-o-o-n-g time after 10 Aug. 2003 (if ever), the question is pointless.
Action Jacktion

Professor
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« Reply #97 on: 08-02-2003 09:48 »

 
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Originally posted by SpaceCase:
I would ask 'what's next'? Will Fry wake up and discover it's taken the technicians a year to get him out of the cryo-tube?
That could've been interesting.  Fry wakes up and discovers his experiences were all a dream.  But Fry's past is rather boring, so the writers would have to do something to liven it up.  Maybe the episode would show that Fry's dream was based on a TV show called Futurama, and Fry becomes obsessed with it and tries to meet the actors.  They could have a few none-too-subtle jokes about the show's popularity, but the writers would have to resist putting in jokes about themselves.  And at the end we of course find that Fry is still really in the future.

The basic idea is very similar to the "Back to Reality" episode of Red Dwarf.
Futurama_Hil

Urban Legend
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« Reply #98 on: 08-02-2003 11:33 »

that would SUCK if he dreamt it all.  and don't forget a fishful of dollars, if you want to include that.

And Fing-longer, a shipper could be interested in Amy/ Kif as well. 
Evil Fox Exec

Bending Unit
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« Reply #99 on: 08-02-2003 12:49 »

 
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Originally posted by SpaceCase:
This one has me wondering...
Okay, in AOI II Leela gets banged on the head and has a hallucination.
Anthology of Interests II doesn't count.  Remember, that part was a parody of Wizard of Oz.  In the movie, we find out at the end that all that was just Dorothy's dream.  So, it isn't hokey in this case.  Keep in mind that was a direct parody of Wizard of Oz.

That aside, now that you mention it, I do find it annoying that all that in Obsoletely Fabulous was just a dream.  The fact that The Sting was all Leela's hallucination was really cool, because it gave the writers and animators the license to do some really wacky stuff.  But in Obsoletely Fabulous, it feels like it was made to be a dream because the writer couldn't think of any other way to end it.
Futurama_Hil

Urban Legend
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« Reply #100 on: 08-02-2003 13:25 »

yeah, the sting was great with the dream because it was the OPPISITE person dreaming.  now that's a twist, but in this it wasn't that good.  i liked the whole story- but at least two things are good about it being a dream:

1. the city isn't wrecked
2. amy's hair is still normal *pant, pant* thank god.

but the very last scene was good. "oh thanks baby" possibly the cutest Bender line.
1969

Crustacean
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« Reply #101 on: 08-03-2003 18:06 »

Did no-one else think the music when they were catapulting stuff was really bad-ass?

I want that song!

Great ep., those who complain just prove that it's IMPOSSIBLE to keep people happy round here.

I think you all missed the moral of the story at the end, about life and reality being as you percieve it. I thought it was quite touching.

N.
MrB

Bending Unit
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« Reply #102 on: 08-03-2003 18:26 »

True, the ending's message was very powerful.  Though, I doubt Bender will remember it for the next ep.
Drippy_taco

Professor
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« Reply #103 on: 08-04-2003 20:46 »
« Last Edit on: 08-04-2003 20:46 »

Great episode.  Even though Bender is getting very monotonous, he never ceases to make me laugh.

Also, anybody notice this little fella?


You may recognize him from such episodes as...



This may very well be my favorite robot of the entire series, excluding Bender of course.  Maybe it's because he reminds me so much of Crow from MST3K, or that I just like his design.
Action Jacktion

Professor
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« Reply #104 on: 08-04-2003 21:11 »

 
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Originally posted by Drippy_taco:
Maybe it's because he reminds me so much of Crow from MST3K, or that I just like his design.
Ther's another robot who pops up frequently who reminds me more of Crow.  You can see him here, in front of the reaper robot:

mazaite

Bending Unit
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« Reply #105 on: 08-05-2003 01:38 »

I really had hoped since the begining of Futurama that we would have seen an MST3K refrence in the show somewhere. But unless there's one next week there never will be.
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"TV's Frank Lives!"
mazaite

Bending Unit
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« Reply #106 on: 08-05-2003 01:39 »
« Last Edit on: 08-05-2003 01:39 »

I'm not going to edit that because it deserves to be there in all it's shamefull glory.
I forgot there was an MST3k refrence. In "Raging Bender" (02AVC08)
I go die now.
Atticus

Bending Unit
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« Reply #107 on: 08-05-2003 01:45 »
« Last Edit on: 08-05-2003 01:45 »

<Mr.B @mazaite> Oh Wesley... you have A. D. Deeeeee.... <Mr.B @mazaite>
mazaite

Bending Unit
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« Reply #108 on: 08-05-2003 01:49 »

And it's hyperactive cousin A.D.H.D.
(I do actualy, or did when I was in school. I liked school. They had great Sausage Pizza in the cafeterea. I'm drinking Tea. I'm not sure if I would still be diagnosed with it today)
Gocad

Space Pope
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« Reply #109 on: 08-05-2003 12:16 »

 
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Originally posted by MrB:
True, the ending's message was very powerful.  Though, I doubt Bender will remember it for the next ep.

That's a good one, Mr.B!  evil laugh

Aside from that, I must say that Obsoletely Fabulous is IMHO the best of three Bender episodes. It grows on you...  smile
Sweetmelly

Bending Unit
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« Reply #110 on: 08-06-2003 12:32 »

Well I found this episode very interesting especially because of the Back To Nature Idea. But finally i have question. When Bender dances on the island there was playing a song. Is anybody here who knows that song?
Action Jacktion

Professor
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« Reply #111 on: 08-06-2003 12:34 »

"I'm Alright" by Kenny Loggins.
Sweetmelly

Bending Unit
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« Reply #112 on: 08-06-2003 12:50 »

Thank you very much.
Cube_166

Professor
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« Reply #113 on: 08-10-2003 15:37 »

A good episode I thought, although I didn't have many really good laughs (Not like Bend Her, 'buy the cake dammit!'). I liked seeing Roberto back, even if it wasn't for long. The whole idea of bringing Bender around to like 1-X through some kind of hallucination rather than just resetting his system.
I wonder what form the hallucination took on Roberto though?
davids

Starship Captain
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« Reply #114 on: 08-10-2003 16:33 »

I have to say i am a little disappointed, not one of futuramas best episodes.
payndz

Bending Unit
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« Reply #115 on: 08-10-2003 17:25 »

A show with its ups and downs - it went a bit flat in the middle when it went into 'Bender goes off alone and does something random' territory a la '30% Iron Chef' (though I did like the ducks, but then I find ducks naturally amusing) but picked up after Bender met the other robots. But the ending... "It was all a reprogramming-induced dream". Craaaaaaaaap! Cop-ouuuuuuuuuuut!

Amy's new hair *was* cute, though!
CyberKnight

Urban Legend
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« Reply #116 on: 08-10-2003 17:43 »

 
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Originally posted by payndz:
But the ending... "It was all a reprogramming-induced dream". Craaaaaaaaap! Cop-ouuuuuuuuuuut!

Isn't the technical term YAATE? (Yet Another Abrupt Trek Ending (although I suppose it would have to be YAAFE, in this instance.)  wink

 
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Amy's new hair *was* cute, though!

Absolutely.  love
M Jackson
Professor
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« Reply #117 on: 08-10-2003 19:03 »

This is a brilliant episode. Some of you are comparing it to the rather average 30% Iron chef, I'd say it's more worthy of comparision to an episode like Godfellas (both in quality and structure). I laughed alot during this episode, I thought Bender was particularly good. I loved the out-dated robots, especially the tape robot "What!?".
Other highlights were Farnsworth finally punching Wernstrom, the panic attacks that the water wheel robot has every time the water runs out, Wooden Bender, trying to find a socket for the blender, some cool CGI waves, and the brillaint ending.

Overall A-
User_names_suck
Professor
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« Reply #118 on: 08-10-2003 19:14 »

i liked the extra long bolder sounds that went to a painfully high frequncy.

never before has the t.v hurt my ears,

well except when i briefly flick to mtv
Otis P Jivefunk

DOOP Secretary
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« Reply #119 on: 08-11-2003 10:51 »
« Last Edit on: 08-11-2003 10:51 »

This episode was kinda meh. After 'Bend Her', I was hoping for something a bit better, but it turned out about the same. The highlight for me was seeing Roberto again, and unlike 'Crimes of the Hot', he had a speaking part too, Yay! Also, I liked robot 1-X, he was pretty clool, and Nibbler's expression after he kissed him was priceless. The Cartridge bot was neat too, and also the ocean effects, they reminded me of the film, 'The Perfect Storm'. Also, on the subject of films. one of the 3 Obsolete robots; 'Sinclair', looked like one off the cover of the old Sci-fi movie, 'Forbidden Planet'.

But anyway, appart from all that, I found it kinda meh in most places. There's something about some of the newer eps this production batch, they seem to have something missing, and replaced with something else meh. And I really didn't like the wacky, tacky end either   smile
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