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PEE Poll: Favourite emotional episode of Futurama
Leela's Homeworld   -2 (3.6%)
Jurassic Bark   -11 (20%)
The Why of Fry   -2 (3.6%)
The Luck of the Fryrish   -26 (47.3%)
The Sting   -6 (10.9%)
The Devil's Hands Are Idle Playthings   -6 (10.9%)
Parasites Lost   -2 (3.6%)
Total Voters: 55

Devilīs Hands

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« on: 08-24-2003 19:36 »

Jurassic Bark for me.
starone

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« Reply #1 on: 08-24-2003 19:46 »

Jurassic Bark or Leela's Homeworld.
alexvilagosh

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Space Pope
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« Reply #2 on: 08-24-2003 19:50 »

Luck of the Fryish for sure.
Futurama_Hil

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« Reply #3 on: 08-24-2003 20:02 »

Ohh, the this is the hardest poll I've ever seen yet!  I haven't seen Jurassic Bark yet. Why of Fry, Luck of The Fryrish and Parasites Lost where emotional all right, but not as much. The Sting was great but Leela's Homeworld beats it. And Devil's Hands was so emotional due to it being the last ep. So Devil's Hnds with Leela's Homeworld right beind it. I'ma sucker for pretty music at the end  wink.
Juutje2111

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« Reply #4 on: 08-24-2003 20:08 »

Jurassic Bark, it almost made me cry, no really. Devil's Hands was only emotional because it was the last episode, like Futurama_Hill said.
Warrzie

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« Reply #5 on: 08-24-2003 20:11 »

Luck of the Fryish, had a great twist.
Nixorbo

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« Reply #6 on: 08-24-2003 20:14 »

Don't you forget about me, no no no no
Cube_166

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« Reply #7 on: 08-24-2003 20:16 »

Devils Hands.
Teral

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« Reply #8 on: 08-24-2003 20:21 »

"The Luck Of The Fryrish"

End of discussion.
Shadowstar

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« Reply #9 on: 08-24-2003 20:23 »

What? Leela's Homeworld, in addition to being pure almost-shite, was not emotional at all! Parasites Lost was funny, but not emotional. Why of Fry, the Sting, Luck of Fryrish and Devil's Hands were all emotional, but I will admit: I cried at the end of "Jurassic Back". And I still cry when I see that ending.
Zack Brannigan

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« Reply #10 on: 08-24-2003 20:25 »

"Luck of the Fryrish" for sure.  I finally saw "Jurassic Bark" and "Why of Fry" and I'll take "Fryrish" over them.
Ozor Mox

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« Reply #11 on: 08-24-2003 20:33 »

Luck of the Fryrish, although I haven't seen Jurassic Bark, Leela's Homeworld or The Why of Fry. It wasn't my fault! The trees in our garden stopped us from getting a Sky reception for a while!   mad
leelaholic

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« Reply #12 on: 08-24-2003 21:16 »

Luck of the Fryrish
Coop

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« Reply #13 on: 08-24-2003 21:19 »

Definatley "The Devil's Hands Are Idle Playthings"

Im not sure why so many people are stunned by Luck of the Fryrish. Im sure if it didn't have that song at the end of it then it wouldn't have been as good.


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Margarita

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« Reply #14 on: 08-24-2003 21:27 »

Leela's Homeworld or The Sting.

i dont like jurassic bark.
Rover

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« Reply #15 on: 08-24-2003 23:25 »

Oh Jeez, I can't answer this one. It's too hard!!! But if I was forced to, I'd probably say that Jurassic Bark and Luck of the Fryrish were the closest to my heart.
MrB

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« Reply #16 on: 08-24-2003 23:26 »

Too tough a choice.  I'm gonna choose not to vote.
Spice Weasel

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« Reply #17 on: 08-24-2003 23:27 »

I wen't with Leela's Homeworld.
Nixorbo

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« Reply #18 on: 08-24-2003 23:32 »

::Urge to kill Coop...rising::

It had nothing to do with the song.  It had everything to do with it being an incredible written episode whose ending you would not have seen coming at all.  It was funny (You want me to smack up the corpse a little?), sad, and happy all at the same time.  Leeal's Homeworld ending was nice, but creepy.  Jurassic Bark's ending was just cruel.  The Why of Fry - what was so special about that?  Devil's Hands?  Yeah, it was a sweet ending, but was it really all that unexpected?  Same goes for Parasites Lost.  The Sting is the only episode whose ending rival's the unexpectedness of Fryrish.
JRay

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« Reply #19 on: 08-24-2003 23:35 »

I voted Luck of the Fryrich because of the great plot twist.

Im surprised Parasites Lost has no votes.
Lionel Hutz Esq

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« Reply #20 on: 08-24-2003 23:46 »
« Last Edit on: 08-24-2003 23:46 »

Very difficult choice.  But in the end, I have to go with "The Sting."  This was the episode that where Leela finally saw the good in Fry.  But it is a matter of fractions seperating it from many of the others.

Nix:  I think you are being a bit hard on "Jurasic Bark" (although I agree with everything you said about "The Why of Fry" ).  I think it was a thoughtful ending, if sad.  It in Devil's Hands still get tears in the end from me.  However, "The Sting" lifts me up on a bad day.
Nixorbo

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« Reply #21 on: 08-25-2003 00:17 »

I'm not saying it was a terrible ending, by any stretch of the imagination.  It was a very good ending, very well written, and very touching.  But let's face it, it was cruel to Seymour, cruel to Fry, and cruel to the audience.  Heck, I wouldn't be surprised if it was cruel to the writer.
Lindsay99

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« Reply #22 on: 08-25-2003 00:31 »

This was a very hard decision between "The Luck of the Fryrish" and "Jurassic Bark." I picked "jurassic bark" though b/c the ending was more sad and emotional, especially to think that Seymour waited for Fry all those years and died waiting for him.  but i liked the ending to "fryrish" better. Like some of you have said it had a great twist that i was totally not expecting it and it gave closure to something in Fry's past.

Also i do think that the song helped the scene a lot. It fit so perfectly. Everytime i hear that song now i think of the ending that episode.
Bobby King

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« Reply #23 on: 08-25-2003 01:36 »

i think i take Devils Hands
mazaite

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« Reply #24 on: 08-25-2003 01:47 »

 
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Originally posted by Coop:
Definatley "The Devil's Hands Are Idle Playthings"

Im not sure why so many people are stunned by Luck of the Fryrish. Im sure if it didn't have that song at the end of it then it wouldn't have been as good.


No the reason Fryrish is so good is because of the line:

"Here lies Philip J. Fry. Named for his uncle, to carry on his spirit."

I can't belive anyone saw that coming untill the last flashback. That was uplifting. compaired to Jurrasic Bark which while moving, was really a down note.

Michael Zaite
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« Reply #25 on: 08-25-2003 03:22 »

Also i do think that the song helped the scene a lot. It fit so perfectly. Everytime i hear that song now i think of the ending that episode.


Exactly, it was on saturday in the Uk and I can`t help but get a lump in my throat at the end when that song kicks in, and I`m usuallly in tears from the "want me 2 smack the corpse up a bit" line.....wonderful

my vote for sure
Spamwise Gamgee

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« Reply #26 on: 08-25-2003 04:03 »

That one dog episode. (Yes, I am too lazy to look up the correct spelling of "Jurassic." ) 

It's actually not my overall favourite on the list, but it made upon me the biggest emotional impact of any on the list.  I saw it when it aired on #@% and not since then, but that ending has stayed with me.  In fact I remember little else of the episode. 

But that ending, so dark and sad and unexpected...
ShineFusion

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« Reply #27 on: 08-25-2003 06:32 »

I believe Leela's Homeworld made me cry along with Luck of the fryish and Jurassic Bark
Jamesbondcja

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« Reply #28 on: 08-25-2003 07:52 »

I hate you all for making me pick between The Devil's Hands Are Idle Playthings and The Luck of the Fryrish.
ThreeDLou

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« Reply #29 on: 08-25-2003 11:45 »

Luck of the Fryish was the only one to make me cry without caring who else would see.  All the others, I could contain my weeping. 
HawkingHole4001

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« Reply #30 on: 08-25-2003 12:50 »

"Devil's Hands" is the one I voted for because it's... well, the last episode.
I haven't seen Jurassic Bark, but when CN shows it, I'll get back to you.
Anarchist

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« Reply #31 on: 08-25-2003 12:53 »

The Sting, closely followed by Devil's Hands.
Just to piss off the non-shippers.
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #32 on: 08-25-2003 14:18 »

So many amazing eps, such a hard choice. Well, my fave ep is 'Parasites Lost', but as this poll is specifically about emotional eps, then I'm gonna have to go with 'The Sting'. I find that such an emotional and touching episode, especially when Fry's in the picture begging Leela to wake up. It's the way he says it, and the way Leela's in so much emotional dispair  smile
Damitol

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« Reply #33 on: 08-25-2003 14:34 »

I won't see "The Sting" until this Sunday (the last FOX Futurama - so be sure to watch!), "Luck" was a wonderful episode and I loved the 'Baby Love Child' montage at the end of "Leela's Homeworld".

BUT - as far as best "emotional" episode - that is Jurrasic Bark hands down.  Warning - SPOILERS ahead if you haven't seen it!!!

It was all about the unconditional love that exists between a person and a dog.  Nix - the ending wasn't cruel - it was sad.  Fry didn't revive his dog out of love.  He thought (wrongly - thus the sad ending) that his dog had lived a full life without him, and may not even remember him.  So, to Fry, reviving the dog would be the cruel thing to do, no matter how badly he wanted to. It was a totally selfless act of love on Fry's part.

The dog waiting was just what a dog would do.  He never questioned that Fry would return for him, so in his doggy brain he was content to wait forever, it that's what it took.  Again - unconditional love.  $#!+ - I'm a big burley manly man - and I'm still getting misty just typing this stuff.

Yeah - it was a good twist to learn that Yancey really looked up to his brother Fry - but for pure emotion, you can't beat a faithful dog story (unless you never owned a real pet, in which case you rank below even 'dying a virgin' on the "Missing Out On Life Experiences" scale).

Teral

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« Reply #34 on: 08-25-2003 15:08 »

While I think "Jurassic Bark" was a godd and touching episode, I think it hinges much on your feelings for dogs. I don't particular like dogs (probably osmething to do with being bit twice by dogs I trusted when I was younger) and "Jurassic Bark" just didn't hit me with just as much impact as "The Luck Of The Fryrish". As Nix mentioned, it was totally out of the blue and it left you with a warm fuzzy feeling.

 
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Originally posted by Shadowstar:
What? Leela's Homeworld, in addition to being pure almost-shite, was not emotional at all!

Now, now, Shadowstar. I know you don't mean that, so I wont book a flight to America to hunt you down. "Leela's Homeworld" was not "pure almost-shite", it was a wellwritten and touching episode, handled far better than I expected.
boingo2000

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« Reply #35 on: 08-25-2003 15:20 »

Luck of the Fryrish.  While by all rights it SHOULD be Jurassic Bark, I can't really get behind an episode that made me cry that much enough to call it my favourite.  So, it;s Luck of the Fryrish, because Fry made peace with his brother, something I hope do do one day.  (With my brother instead of Fry's, though.)
Cami

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« Reply #36 on: 08-25-2003 15:22 »
« Last Edit on: 08-25-2003 15:22 »

Parasites Lost, I've never seen Fry like that before, but its only the worms that do all that so between Luck of the Fryrish and Parasites Lost, about 50-50   smile
DotheBartman

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« Reply #37 on: 08-25-2003 17:02 »

Devil's Hands was great, but it was another example of an "emotional" episode where the bulk of the emotion is in the last ten or so seconds of the episode.  Luck of the Fryrish is sorta the same way, but wins points because even though its not emotional through most of it, the story is stilly very compelling.  Second best episode ever.

But my favorite has to be Jurassic Bark.  It wasn't just the ending; I was hanging on the episode's every frame through most of it (commercials were especcially painful to sit through as a result).  It was just so engrossing throughout.  I nearly cried several times, and not just at the ending.

Regarding Leela's Homeworld, no offense, but it boggles the mind how someone with an avatar from "Obsolutely Fabulous" can actually bad mouth "Leela's Homeworld".
Vintage Dave

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« Reply #38 on: 09-02-2003 21:02 »

 
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Originally posted by Teral:
While I think "Jurassic Bark" was a good and touching episode, I think it hinges much on your feelings for dogs.

Similarly, I think your feelings about LOTF will depend on your feelings about brothers.  I was a happy "only" child, and LOTF doesn't choke me up.

On the other hand, I'm old enough that my parents aren't alive anymore, and the montage at the end of LH gets to me. 

I also grew up with a sweet-natured dog who  loved us right to her last moments.  Once I've watched JB, I'm sure my vote will go to it or LH.

This thread seems to me to have a split personality.  One is "episodes we like that have emotional content"; the other is "episodes that make us emotional".  I'm happy to see so little friction between them.
Futurama_Hil

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« Reply #39 on: 09-02-2003 21:45 »
« Last Edit on: 09-02-2003 21:45 »

I have fights with my sister all the time, still, LOTF doesn't get me as much as it does to others. I'm sure JB would get to me, since I'm a big dog person, but like LOTF- who knows.

As I stated in my art thread, I CAN NOT believe how under rated LH is.  IMO, it's more touching than LOTF. Do you people not love Leela?! And the flashbacks with the song... god, that makes me bawl like a baby. Sure, it wasn't the funniest ep, but I tear up at the end everytime.

Oh god, just thinking about it makes me tear up...  cry   wink
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