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TriforceBun

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« on: 08-10-2003 19:57 »

Hi everyone.  The last episode's just aired and everyone's raising a glass to the finale of a great series.

This thread's all about your favorite memories of Futurama...it can be onscreen stuff, or things that happened in your own life.

I'll start: I remember anticipating and watching the very first episode with my cousin and brother...all huddled in front of my TV.  Once SP3000 ended, we were all thoroughly entertained and knew we were in for a treat from this series.

Finally, tonight.  I waited so long for 6 o' clock to come, with a carton of Whoppers (malted milk balls) by my side.  My dad came in (a musician) and watched with me, and we both enjoyed it a whole lot.  Once the credits came up, my dad started clapping.

So anyone got any special memories of the show to share?
squishy_alien

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« Reply #1 on: 08-10-2003 20:08 »

Well, I remember after watching the first episode I assumed that Fry and Leela would be dating throughout the series, and then after the next few episodes being surprised that they weren't.  Well, it's taken 5 years, but I've finally gotten the resolution to the Fry/Leela situation that I wanted.
ShadowFox

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« Reply #2 on: 08-10-2003 20:14 »

The first episode is up there.

My biggest moment was at the end of Luck of the Frysh. I have never been emotional during a cartoon (or even a TV show) before.
TriforceBun

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« Reply #3 on: 08-10-2003 20:45 »

That reminds me of one of my own...

I remember watching Jurassic Bark for the first time and crying my eyes out, then thinking about the episode and that dog every day for a week or so afterwards.  The all-time best Futurama, in my opinion.
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« Reply #4 on: 08-10-2003 20:50 »

 
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Originally posted by ShadowFox:
My biggest moment was at the end of Luck of the Frysh.

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evan

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« Reply #5 on: 08-10-2003 20:53 »

I remember losing track of the show somewhere during Season 3. After hearing about the show's cancellation from Fark.com in Feb 2002, I checked at CGEF to see if it's true. I started "finding" episodes online, and the first one I found was "Roswell that Ends Well." After seeing that, I realized what I had been missing and became a huge fan again.
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« Reply #6 on: 08-10-2003 21:36 »

Luck of The Fryrish, Parasites Lost, Time Keeps On Slippin', Roswell That Ends Well, Jurassic Bark, and The Sting were the highest points of what I've seen.

But the greatest moment for me came from another episode entirely.

The Space Pirate in Godfellas. It stands out to me as the best spot gag that they put in.

My favourite episode of the ones I haven't mentioned is Why Must I be A Crustacean In Love.

Anybody else ever notice that it was Leela who really screwd things up for everybody in that episode? She almost never did that.

Ahh, memories.
Dane

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« Reply #7 on: 08-10-2003 21:36 »
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Some of the best memories for me are:

1.) The conclusion of "Jurassic Bark", after which my friends and I were stunned to utter silence. It sort of made me a fan of television again, as crazy as that sounds. Now, thanks to the advent of TV on DVD, I can catch up on all the shows I've been missing!

2.) The chills going down my spine during "The Why of Fry". This episode proved to me how much thought the creators, producers & writing team put into the series from day one. We haven't nor will we ever see continuity or plot like that on The Simpsons.

3.) The end of "Luck of the Fryish", which absolutely floored me. Hell, there might have even been a tear or two.

4.) Watching "The Day the Earth Stood Stupid" with my brother. I encourage everyone who has the means to watch this one again. I swear I've never busted up as much as I did during that episode.

5.) My first time through "Parasites Lost", a textbook Futurama episode. It had everything: a great parody of classic sci-fi, some of Zoidberg's best one-liners, action, adventure, romance... and one of the most touching finishes in series history.

And I'm sure when I finally get to see the series finale, it'll be something I'll remember...
Disney+groening

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« Reply #8 on: 08-10-2003 21:40 »

The Anthology of Interest episodes changed my life, because ever since I saw Part 1 of the Anthology of Interests, I've always thought "What if I had a What If? Machine!"
Rinkelbeer

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« Reply #9 on: 08-10-2003 21:51 »

When I started watching Futurama I just asumed it wouldn't be as good as Simpons. So I started watching Futurama, but somehow I didn't realize it was better than The Simpons. Then one day I noticed that I had season 1 and 2 on DVD, and that I didn't really had the urge to buy any Simpons on DVD. So that's when I started thinking that maybe I liked Futurama better than The Simpons.  smile

Also...
 
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Originally posted by ShadowFox:
The first episode is up there.

My biggest moment was at the end of Luck of the Frysh. I have never been emotional during a cartoon (or even a TV show) before.
Exactly the same for me.
Kiss Me

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« Reply #10 on: 08-10-2003 23:33 »

I loved all the episodes, but there is two episodes that come to mind.One was like a Valentine Episode or something and Fry was looking 4 a candy heart for Leela and they were somewhere with no air and Leela's tank went low so he used his tank and put it on Leela. He wasn't breathing but when they were back in the air he coughed up a candy heart that said 'U TAKE MY BREATHE AWAY' and in the end she kissed him!!!!

and the other one was when the proffeser made a something in a bottle and when they all left zoidberge broke it!!!! and he tried to blame it on fry, so he switched out his shirt with one that said 'I hate Bottles' and when proffeser was trying to figure out who did it zoidberge comes in and yels "FRY DID IT!!!!!!!!!" and made a weird noise after that!!!!
 
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« Reply #11 on: 08-10-2003 23:36 »

Luck of the Fryrish showed how clever this show was.  This was the ending that was too good for words.  I totally didn't see it coming.

The Why of Fry showed how well thought the show was. This is what impressed me the most about Futurama.

Jurassic Bark showed how emotional a show could be.  I hadn't cried for years and then I watched this episode...

Time Keeps on Slippin' left me with a huge empy spot in my heart right when it ended.  All through the credits I just sat there, depressed...
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« Reply #12 on: 08-10-2003 23:36 »

coffee drinking fry...hehehehe

and Parasites Lost was great, as well as Jurassic Bark and Luck of the Fryrish. those last 2 made me cry at the end  frown

the amazon episode was pretty hilarious too hahaha
The Baz

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« Reply #13 on: 08-11-2003 00:17 »

I remember the first time I saw Futurama.  I went to my bedroom and turned on the TV at 8:30 and watched the first episode.  I remember being amazed by the animation, giggly with how outrageous it was (ie. Stop n' drop, lightsaber bats), and knowing that I had to catch the next episode.

I ended up missing episode #2 but after that I kept up with watching it.  After I saw "My three Suns" I realized that I was a big fan of this show and I joined the community.  Futurama Outlet was the first TV show website I ever went to and participated in.
Atticus

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« Reply #14 on: 08-11-2003 01:41 »

I remember watching Space Pilot 3000 when it first aired.
Two big special moments came from "TDHAIP".
First, was when Fry played his holophoner recital.  I have performed my share of recitals, and I must say, when I saw Fry get all nervous and walk up to play, I really felt a bond with him.  He was acting exactly how I do before a recital.  I thought that was very nice.
Also, at the end.  Watching Fry play his holophoner to Leela, without any worms, or devil's hands effecting his playing(it was just him playing), really was a powerful moment to me.  Fry finally got to show Leela what he thought of her.
Coop

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« Reply #15 on: 08-11-2003 02:48 »

I did my hair like Fry once and went to school...

Anyway, my best futurama moment has to be the this last one. I've never been so emotionally moved a by a cartoon series before..


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ShadowFox

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« Reply #16 on: 08-11-2003 03:14 »

Excellent points Kiss Me.

The Valentines episode was probably the best shipper ep out there. Fry did something that I think we can relate to. It also showed just how much he cared for her.

What episode was the bottle in? That was classic Zoidberg.
alexvilagosh

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« Reply #17 on: 08-11-2003 05:16 »

My best memories are those of coming home from swimming training on friday nights when I was younger and watching futurama at 7:30 with takeaway food of some sort.

My other best memory is the end of Luck of the Fryish. I was like....  smile!
Beamer

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« Reply #18 on: 08-11-2003 05:23 »

He's very excitable, so don't say anything to surprise him...

Pleased to meet you.

Actually, we've met once before.

WHAT?!

BOOOOOOOOOOOMMMMMM!!!!!!  smile
SwanMan3000

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« Reply #19 on: 08-11-2003 05:28 »

i had only watched season 1 and season 2 because i had them on DVD as this is easier to fit around me, i cant really watch TV. But one day i had some time and i watched Luck of the Fryrish on Sky, iut absolutely floored me. I'd never seen a TV show that made me feel that. it was amazing funny as hell but emotional as well and non of that crappy romantic emotion it showed that there was someone in Frys family that loved him deeply and missed him not nothing what had happened to him, ever since then ive been a huge fan, greatest episodes: -

HHRHGB
Roswell that ends well
War is the H word
Godfellas
Jurassic Bark
Parasites lost
The cyber house rules
and Time keeps on slipping

i couldnt narrow it down more than that. Surely the greatest show to ever grace the world better than any of that Monty pythan/Morecome and Wise crap...
Juliet

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« Reply #20 on: 08-11-2003 05:35 »

Space Pilot 3000 was the first episode I saw and I thought it was relly good. then I had my first crush on Bender when Hell Is The Other Robot was shown. And The Honking was the first episode I downloaded.

The best times:
When Futurama was on every night at 10pm and 12am on sky 1 at Christmas time.

Meeting the guys at #futuramachat and I met my first love.

drool on Bender on the episode A Pharaoh To Remember.

The episode The Sting was theand best Leela and Fry moments.

Worst times:
I cried when fox wouldn't let us know when Amazon Woman in the Mood wood be on.

Freaked out when I first heard about Bend Her.

crying at Bender's dying speach at the end of his what if story on AOI2

Nero

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« Reply #21 on: 08-11-2003 05:52 »

Finest memory was certainly the first time I saw Space Pilot 3000. It got me hooked immediately. I knew this would be my favorite cartoon series forever.
Also the last episode was soo good. I got really touched by it
ThreeDLou

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« Reply #22 on: 08-11-2003 09:30 »

I watched every episode alone because no one I know understood the show or just didn't care.  I have to admit that I thought I was the only one watching because there was no buzz in the office, no one else even mentioned it.  I'd have to say that after watching it for so long, I'm glad I found this site (not even sure how).  I feel like a part of something that is still on-going and changing.  Maybe we'll see a film or (fingers crossed) a new episode down the road.  I don't think that this show is ever going to go away and it's all because of the great people here @ PEEL and CGEF. 

I loved all the episodes.  The Why of Fry did make me cry.  (There's a tear in my beer over yooouuuu!  Everyone sing!)

Let's not let the dream die!

Let's have a cocktail party @ Matt's house!
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« Reply #23 on: 08-11-2003 10:35 »
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 [Scruffy]Second.[/Scruffy]

Third.    wink I think that one ranks for quite a few fans.

 
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What episode was the bottle in? That was classic Zoidberg.

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AlpineWonder

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« Reply #24 on: 08-11-2003 11:11 »

So many wonderful moments, too many to count. Futurama is the best series of all time, I have never seen another show even come close to being as hilarious or touching. I can't even count the number of times I have died laughing at some of Zoidberg's classic lines...

"Whoop whoop whoop whoop whoop.."

"I lost it...in a volcano!"

"So anteater number 1, who are you protecting? Is it anteater number 2? Don't stick your tongue out at me, I need a name!"

"You'll never guess where I've been!"

"Soothing action, action, action!"

"A buffet?! Oh if only I had my wallet..."

"I'm not hearing a nooo..."

Oh I had better stop I could go all day. But everyone in this show is just brilliant. It made my life better watching this show. No matter how down you can get...a good episode of Futurama will ALWAYS pick you up, even if you have seen it a million times before. To this wonderful show and everyone involved in its production I say thank you! You have graced the world with the best tv show to ever be shown on television and have given us hours upon hours of pure delight.

I will still hold out hope of a triumphant return of our beloved series....so until then.

If it takes forever I will wait for you
For a thousand summers I will wait for you
davids

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« Reply #25 on: 08-11-2003 12:45 »

Crying at the end of luck of the fryish and dying laughing at amazon women in the mood.
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« Reply #26 on: 08-11-2003 14:11 »

Turning on the TV to watch my first episode- when aliens attack.  I was always a star wars fan and the star wars-esque battle scene was great.  I knew I would get hooked on the show.  And, also, hearing the theme tune for the first time.  Another memory about being confused on Fry being his own Grandfather.  So many memories...so little time...sigh
Impossible

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« Reply #27 on: 08-11-2003 14:21 »
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Ah, the memories of Futurama   smile

1) I don't think I ever found an episode ending of any TV series which was as good as 'Luck Of The Fryrish'. I maybe wrong, but yet I haven't seen all the season 4 episodes yet. Plus if it hadn't been for that I would have never found the musical stylings of Simple Minds.
2) The 'claw plaque' scene in 'Why Must I Be A Crustatean In Love' makes me laugh every time.
3) I remember watching the first episode, I was really looking forward to it, as I think Channel 4 had promoted it really well (it was shown during their 'Animation Week'). It was just such a good show   smile
4) The whole internet video game section in 'A Bicyclops Built For Two', I love that part so much.
5) 'Roswell That Ends Well' was the first episode I watched when I got my season 3 box set, and I love that episode, just reminds me of Back To The Future  smile

There are many more...
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« Reply #28 on: 08-11-2003 14:42 »

Yeah, the theme tune alone blew me away. I'll always remember watching Space Pilot 3000 for the first time, I was amazed by how awesome it was in every aspect. Just like Fry, I loved the future. I watched every episode and never missed one ever. I remember watching 'Loves Labours Lost in Space' for the first time, and it was the funniest things I'd ever seen! Zapp and Kif, what an introduction they had  laff

Also, I remember seeing the CGI in Robot Hell for the first time and being blown away. I loved the character Beelzebot from the very first time I saw him. He was my first avy here too. Other moments that stick out in my mind are 'Xmas Story', it was perfect in every single way. I was touched by the ending of 'Parasites Lost'. Roberto from 'Insane in the Mainframe', I'll always remember hearing his voice for the first time.

I remember watching 'Roswell That Ends Well' 5 times in less than 24 hours after it aired. 'Godfellas' for that unique atmosphere and depth. 'Leela's Homeworld' for it's amazing direction, and to finally find out Leela's origin. I remember having huge anticipation to see 'The Why of Fry', I simply couldn't wait. And I remember being so engrossed in it when I watched it. And when he was questioning the database I was thiking 'Come on, come on!'. And I'll never forget 'The Sting', I mean, what an epic episode! I never saw the end coming.

I haven't yet seen the finale, but I can't wait, especially as it has one of my fave characters in it too, Beelzebot  big grin
Odelay

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« Reply #29 on: 08-11-2003 23:18 »

Anytime Bender says, "I'm back baby!"
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« Reply #30 on: 08-11-2003 23:46 »

early on in the series, i really liked "the series has landed"
I thought it did a good job of introducing the characters and the future world and started to get into the emotional side of things.

"put your head on my shoulder"
so much humor, so much sexxiness

and "amazon women in the mood"
i love zapp so so so so much
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« Reply #31 on: 08-12-2003 00:04 »

But really, how do you top Zoidberg's introduction?

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« Reply #32 on: 08-12-2003 00:09 »

My best Futurama memories were seeing the episodes I didn't get to see for some sick reason. Like "How Hermes requisitioned his groove back", I had missed because my VCR wasn't set for DLS (Daylight savings), the ending of "War is the h-word" on Easter night when it was interrupted on November 26, 2000 by president crap, and "A pharoah to remember" when my power went out. It was soo good to catch the Futurama episodes I didn't get to see for the first time!!! PARTY! PARTY! PARTY!!!
Zack Brannigan

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« Reply #33 on: 08-12-2003 00:17 »

I remember the first season very well . . . I was watching "My Three Suns" and it stuck with me throughout the whole week afterwards.  I kept saying to myself, "I'm the emperor!" over and over.

The first season is so great . . .
FishyJoe

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« Reply #34 on: 08-12-2003 01:19 »

Sigh...so many memories.

Like a lot of people, I have to give it up for Luck of the Fryrish. It balanced humor and emotion so well...and it never seemed forced. The whole episode just flowed naturally, and the end made me tear up like a girl.

It's one of those episodes that makes me look at everything else on TV, and say "why the hell am I wasting my time on this crap?". I think that's around when I permanently gave up on The Simpsons.

The only downside to such a brilliant episode, is that it made me more critical of future episodes. I kept looking out for something to top Luck of the Fryrish, which never happened. But they came close with episodes like The Sting and The Why of Fry, which is pretty amazing.

Another great moment came when David X. Cohen posted on alt.tv.futurama, and answered fan emails/instant messages. It just shows how much love went into the show--that a fancy hollywood producer would fraternize with nerdy internet fans. Compare it to writers on The Simpsons, who mock the fans and openly insult them in interviews(not that they don't deserve to be insulted, but come on). Futurama was really something special, and I don't think we'll ever see anything quite like it again.
HANKtheCOWDOG

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« Reply #35 on: 08-12-2003 10:44 »

"were whalers on the moon..."
i laugh everytime i hear that

and the episode with the slurm factory is one of my favorites
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