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Robot_Devil

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« on: 08-14-2003 00:20 »

I'm not completely sure which episodes can be put up for nomination...maybe someone can clear that up. But I remember reading on gotfuturama that because of the delay in airing some episodes, they will be eligible for next year's Emmys.

For me it's between "The Sting" and "Devil's Hands." Gotta give the edge to "Devil's Hands," though. It had some really funny jokes, a great musical number, and a classic ending that brought a tear to my eye. Here's hoping for three Emmy wins in a row...
Nixorbo

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« Reply #1 on: 08-14-2003 00:43 »

Aren't we working on the second Emmy in a row?
Action Jacktion

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« Reply #2 on: 08-14-2003 01:02 »
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Originally posted by Nixorbo:
Aren't we working on the second Emmy in a row?
Well, you can still hope for three, though I doubt it.  Even The Simpsons hasn't managed to do that.

I read that the eligibility period ended May 31, so I guess that means anything that aired after that date can be nominated next year.  Those episodes are:

"The Sting"
"The Farnsworth Parabox"
"Three Hundred Big Boys"
"Spanish Fry"
"Bend Her"
"Obsoletely Fabulous"
"Bender Should Not Be Allowed On TV"
"The Devil's Hands Are Idle Playthings"

I'd pick "The Sting," though they'd probably go with "Devil's Hands."
Margarita

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« Reply #3 on: 08-14-2003 01:15 »

"The Sting" of course. veryyyy good episode.
evan

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« Reply #4 on: 08-14-2003 01:20 »

I'd pick either "The Sting" or "Devil's Hands..." IMO, the best of the final 8 episodes.
Slashco

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« Reply #5 on: 08-14-2003 01:38 »

The Sting was very imaginative and well done, but I'd go with Devil's Hands for overall quality.
SQFreak

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« Reply #6 on: 08-14-2003 02:07 »

"The Sting."

Best...TV...Show...Episode... Ever.

Of any series, anytime.

Second Choice: "Devil's Hands..."
Third Choice: "Farnsworth Parabox"
Fourth Choice: "Bender Should Not..." (for the sheer social commentary of it all - "...sitting down with your kids, and hitting them?" )
Gocad

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« Reply #7 on: 08-14-2003 02:29 »

I think "The Sting" would be a better choice than "Devil's Hands"...
Bobby King

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« Reply #8 on: 08-14-2003 02:36 »

"The Sting" or "Devil's Hands"
FishyJoe

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« Reply #9 on: 08-14-2003 02:37 »

Definitely The Sting. Although Spanish Fry is so underrated. I wouldn't mind seeing it win an emmy.
SpaceCase

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« Reply #10 on: 08-14-2003 04:36 »

Either "The Sting," or "Devil's Hands."
W-a-a-a-a-y too close to call.
Smitty

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« Reply #11 on: 08-14-2003 04:51 »

The Sting definately.
Beamer

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« Reply #12 on: 08-14-2003 05:15 »

The Sting.
bboynfuel

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« Reply #13 on: 08-14-2003 07:25 »

How about both?  A double nomination.
Shadowstar

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« Reply #14 on: 08-14-2003 07:31 »

Wasn't "Jurassic Bark" submitted already? Although I agree "Devil's Hands" would be a better choice, and could also be submitted for the music Emmy.
mikey

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« Reply #15 on: 08-14-2003 07:54 »

Why cant they do the why of fry?
aslate

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« Reply #16 on: 08-14-2003 07:59 »

The Sting has the best overall storyline/plot, but The Devil's Hands could easily win an award for the music written for it.
CyberKnight

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« Reply #17 on: 08-14-2003 08:03 »
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Originally posted by mikey:
Why cant they do the why of fry?

Because it aired in the previous television year (the one for which the Emmy awards are currently being judged, and which "Jurassic Bark" has been nominated for).

We're tallking about the 2004 awards, which thanks to FOX's scheduling make Futurama eligible for an award next year.
boingo2000

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« Reply #18 on: 08-14-2003 08:23 »

Personally, I enjoyed Bender Should Not Be Allowed On TV the most out of those and would personally like to see it win an emmy.  But The Sting stands the most actual chance of winning, so it's the one that should be nominated.
Futurama_Hil

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« Reply #19 on: 08-14-2003 08:33 »

Woah, close call between "The Sting" and "Devil's Hands..." .  Probably "The Sting" because of the twisted plot and craziness (not to mention better animation) but the series finale was a tearjerker and a musical, so it's hard to say.  Oh, hell, "The Sting".

 
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Originally posted by Action Jacktion:Well, you can still hope for three, though I doubt it. Even The Simpsons hasn't managed to do that.

Futurama is better than The Simpsons.  It can easily win three emmys when The Simpsons can not.
Monty Carlo

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« Reply #20 on: 08-14-2003 08:37 »

I'd say that 'The Devil's Hands Are Idle Playthings' should be submitted because it has the best chance of winning.  I think all the ingredients are there, and I think it's a bit better suited for the un-initiated; 'The Sting' appears to rely more on Futurama history.

'The Why of Fry' would have been a prime choice, but it was a month too early.  I would have selected that one over 'Jurassic Bark'.
HamNEggs116

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« Reply #21 on: 08-14-2003 11:00 »

"The Sting" but i doubt that its a strong enough episode to actually win.
Anarchist

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« Reply #22 on: 08-14-2003 12:38 »

My choice would definately "The Sting", closely followed by "The Devil's Hands Are Idle Playthings". Both are amazing episodes, great all-around.
SQFreak

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« Reply #23 on: 08-14-2003 12:40 »

Why not submit "The Sting" for Best Animated Show (or whatever) and "Devil's Hands..." for Best Music (or whatever it's called)?
Action Jacktion

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« Reply #24 on: 08-14-2003 13:00 »

There's an Emmy for Best Music and another for Best Song.  But I'm not sure if all the singing in "Devil's Hands" can be considered one song.  It did have good music though.
mjsmith

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« Reply #25 on: 08-14-2003 14:34 »
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The Devil's Hands would be perfect for the Best Song one (Namely, the opera one), while neither that or The Sting would be perfect for Best Animated Episode one.
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #26 on: 08-14-2003 14:42 »

I haven't seen 'Devils Hands' yet, but out of all the others, I definately pick 'The Sting'  smile
Vamsi

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« Reply #27 on: 08-14-2003 15:40 »

I think 'The Sting' may be too abstract to stand a good chance of winning. The 'Devils Hands' probably has the best chance with it's beautiful music and memorable singing.

How cool would it be if Futurama won 3 straight Emmys?! Take that FOX!
Vamsi

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« Reply #28 on: 08-14-2003 15:41 »

A little off-topic...I know that Godfellas won an award as well. Can anyone tell me what the award was and what it was given for?
Action Jacktion

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« Reply #29 on: 08-14-2003 15:53 »

 
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Originally posted by Vamsi:
A little off-topic...I know that Godfellas won an award as well. Can anyone tell me what the award was and what it was given for?
Ken Keeler won a Writers' Guild Award for writing that episode.
Vamsi

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« Reply #30 on: 08-14-2003 15:57 »

...and deservedly so. Thanks AJ!
Bendo

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« Reply #31 on: 08-14-2003 16:07 »

I agree that of the episodes aired that are elligible for next years Emmy nomination both The Sting and The Devils Hands Are Idle Playthings are the two front runners. I like The Sting alot and think it would be an excellent choice to put up for consideration but I think Idle Hands would have the best chance. The entire episode was so grand in nature bringing in themes of good and evil as well as the emotions of love.

The opera at the end was extremely well done and really played up those themes. The ending scene with Fry finally succumbing to the Robot Devil and forfeiting his hands was tragedy at its best and the directing on the sequence was outstanding. The slight overhead shot as Fry kneels and cries and we see the Robot Devil begin to laugh hysterically with Leela in the background was genius. Very moving and very expressive. The following scene as the Robot Devil slices his hands off and the fade to black again was just superb. A nice touch was the comedic relief as the Robot Devil grabs Nixon's head and escapes in a plume of smoke only to see him sneak off up the aisle of the theater.

On top of that there was plenty of funny moments in the first half and Dan Castellenata was outstanding in his part of the Robot Devil and the job everyone did with their singing parts were equally outstanding. Extra kudos to Leela who really helped to push the whole opera beyond what it could have been. Everyone gave good performances but it was hers that put it over the top. This episode might go to the top of my list of all time favorite episods.
RM
Kazzahdrane

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« Reply #32 on: 08-14-2003 16:09 »

The Sting, and if I had to choose a different one I'd pick...Devil's Hands, though I think Parabox is a better episode.
newhook_1

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« Reply #33 on: 08-14-2003 16:22 »

I'd pick the devils hands or the sting like most others here.
Teral

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« Reply #34 on: 08-14-2003 18:44 »

Definetely "The Sting". "The Devils Hands Are Idle Playthings" would be another good bet, but I fear the story behind the story (Fry and Leela's longrunning lovestory) will be lost on the Emmy winner picking-people. Just a hunch I have.
Bobby King

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« Reply #35 on: 08-16-2003 13:32 »

1: The Sting
2: The Devils Hands Are Idle Playthings
Evil Fox Exec

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« Reply #36 on: 08-16-2003 15:06 »

I say The Sting should be nominated.  The episode is totally beautiful and flawless, IMO.
grunka_lunka

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« Reply #37 on: 08-16-2003 15:22 »

the sting, without a doubt.

don't get me wrong, i thought devil's hands was great, but i fear most people call it the greatest ep ever b/c they are sentimental about it being the last one. the sting is an all around strong episode, i found it very funny and clever, and i think it is most likely to win over the emmy voters.

after that....i thought bender should not be allowed on tv had the kind of sharp wit that might also be impressive, but did have a couple of weak points. maybe devil's hands would be my second choice, unless the voters get as annoyed by the singing as some people did. i also don't think the ep would mean as much to ppl who haven't seen much of the show as it does to us.

so, to close that overlong and pointless rant: the sting.

Futurama_Hil

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« Reply #38 on: 08-16-2003 15:27 »

I don't see how the singing annoyed people, it was brilliant. Billy West did great and so did Dan while Katey did good as always.  And the orchestra for it was great as well.
lilmurray37

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« Reply #39 on: 08-16-2003 16:22 »

I'm going with "the sting". Great episode
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