Futurama   Planet Express Employee Lounge
The Futurama Message Board

Design and Support by Can't get enough Futurama
Help Search Futurama chat Login Register

PEEL - The Futurama Message Board    General Disscussion    Episode Parodies « previous next »
Author Topic: Episode Parodies  (Read 2530 times)
Pages: 1 [2] 3 Print
Futurama_Hil

Urban Legend
***
« Reply #40 on: 05-28-2003 15:29 »
« Last Edit on: 05-28-2003 15:29 »

Has anyone mentioned "Leela's Teenage Mutant Hurdles" as "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles"?  Pretty obvious, I think.
Teral

Helpy McHelphelp
DOOP Secretary
*
« Reply #41 on: 05-28-2003 15:42 »

Where No Fan Has Gone Before - too many ST references/parodies to list here. Plus the title is a reference to the famous saying "Where no man has gone before"

Jurassic Bark - Jurassic Park

The Route of All Evil - Paper boy (computer game)

Futurestock - Wall Street?

Cop Department - Cops (tv show)
]PaulFSAC[

Professor
*
« Reply #42 on: 05-28-2003 15:44 »

Space Pilot 3000 and The Series Has Landed as well (I think) - Parodied Thunderbird 2 taking off.
Strat

Bending Unit
***
« Reply #43 on: 05-28-2003 16:00 »

I dunno.. I think pointing out parodies in this show is like trying to point out all the parodies in an issue of Mad Magazine... like yeah, there's a bunch.

FRY1476

Delivery Boy
**
« Reply #44 on: 05-29-2003 13:08 »

I, Meatbag is a parody of I, Robot.
getak2003

Bending Unit
***
« Reply #45 on: 05-29-2003 13:13 »

i don't think there was one called i, meatbag. i roomate was what you were refering to, i think.
Teral

Helpy McHelphelp
DOOP Secretary
*
« Reply #46 on: 05-29-2003 13:29 »

Bender's part of AOI 2 was called "I, Meatbag"

I guess both names is a reference to "I, Robot".
zozer

Bending Unit
***
« Reply #47 on: 05-29-2003 20:29 »

i noticed last night on "where the buggalow roam", when zapp threw the can on the ground and the native martian started crying, it was making fun of that commercial that used to come on a while back, where all that trash was on the beach and the indian stared crying.
Just Chris

Urban Legend
***
« Reply #48 on: 05-29-2003 23:27 »

They did that a lot on The Simpsons, too.

Peace Officers: PC version of Police Officers.

"Raiders of the Lost Arcade" from AOI II - Famous Indiana Jones film
Teral

Helpy McHelphelp
DOOP Secretary
*
« Reply #49 on: 05-30-2003 16:08 »

The stock exchnage station in "Futurestock" is an exact copy of Space Station One in 2001, complete with the correct soundtrack.
Chug a Bug

Bending Unit
***
« Reply #50 on: 01-02-2005 16:00 »
« Last Edit on: 02-10-2005 00:00 »

There are too many Trek parodies to mention. Anything to do with Brannigan/Kirk and of course the "noises" lifted from Trek, everything from the Alarm going off to the Tricorder noises to the doors opening and closing etc it's just too funny. "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine's" space station was blown up by the Professor at the beginning of "Leela's Teenage Mutant Hurdles" I noticed recently.

"Why must I be a Crustacean in Love" is one big parody of the Trek episode "Amok Time" where Kirk has to fight Spock for the right to his woman. They even lifted the same music straight out of the ep.

"Futurestock" is surely a parody of "Futureshock" which if I remember rightly was an old sci-fi weekly story magazine.

"Love and Rocket" is one huge parody of "2001: A Space Odyssey". It's parodied again in "The Sting" (Fry's coffin looks like the Monolith, and Leela looking into it and seeing the Stargate - "Oh my god, it's full of stars!" - Dave Bowman. They even played the same music.) Love & Rocket's "cyber" sequence reminds me of the 80's sci-fi flick "Tron". Fry's funeral with it's ejection of his coffin into space and the bagpipes playing is a parody of the Star Trek movie "The Wrath of Khan."

Too many Star Wars parodies to mention, I saw one the other day I can't remember the ep, but it's from "The Empire Strikes Back" where they've been hiding in an asteroid which is in fact the gullet of a creature, anyhow the Millenium Falcon flies out and the creature lunges out and almost takes a bite out of them. I'm sure that one of the  vehicles you see in Space Pilot 3000 is the Landspeeder from the 1st Star Wars movie. Hermes says: "Sweet 3 toed sloth of ice planet Hoth!" in one ep (From "The Empire Strikes Back." ) The Professor's walking machine in "Spanish Fry" is a parody of the Imperial Walker from "Empire Strikes Back", again.

The Eagle, a craft from the 70's TV series "Space: 1999" appears briefly on one ep.

The title "Obseletely Fabulous" is a parody of the British TV sitcom "Absolutely Fabulous", one of the few that isn't sci-fi related.
 
"The Luck of the Fryish" is a rather obvious parody of "The Luck of the Irish."

"Harold Zoid" is a parody of the silent movie actor "Harold Lloyd."

Someone mentioned that "Less than a Hero" is a wonderful parody of the old 60's TV series "Batman" together with the on-screen "Kerblam!" etc action word bubbles complete with all the camp goofy cornyness of that show which had me in hysterics but I don't think anyone has mentioned that "Cloberella" is a parody of the 60's sci-fi flick "Barberella" which starred Jane Fonda and Roger Vadim.

The Globetrotters' spaceship in "Time keep's on Slipping" is a parody of Klaatu's saucer from the classic 50's sci-fi B movie "The Day the Earth Stood Still", which has it's title parodied in the Futurama episode "The Day the Earth stood Stoopid" of course. Gort, the robot policeman from "The Day the Earth Stood Still" appears in an early prototype drawing by Matt Groening of URL, Futurama's robot policeman, in one of the DVD extras.

"Robbie the Robot" from the classic 50's sci-fi flick "Forbidden Planet" appears several times, once I noticed in "Why must I be a Crustacean in Love" (a drawing on a screen) and he appears in person in "Obsoletely Fabulous"

Thats all I can remember for now but I'm sure there are loads more that will come to me.
Eyedol7513

Liquid Emperor
**
« Reply #51 on: 01-02-2005 17:29 »

I'll have to rent 2001: A Space Odyssey. They talked about it alot in "Love And Rocket". Is it any good, and how long is it?
Chug a Bug

Bending Unit
***
« Reply #52 on: 01-02-2005 17:55 »

Well it's reckoned to be one of the all-time sci-fi classics. And I agree with that. True, people say it's a little slow and dull in places and they have a point, but as a visionary piece it's outstanding. The Stargate is awesome and enigmatic as is the vision of writer Arthur C. Clarke's. The book is better than the film in my opinion it kind of fills in the gaps that the film leaves out.
Spacedal11

Space Pope
****
« Reply #53 on: 01-02-2005 18:59 »

    Quote
    Originally posted by Momobeast:
    The werecar one, i take it thats a take on "American werewolf in London"

    Thats all i can remember!!!!!

    How exactly is that? Let me point out all of the events in AWIL.

      1. In the beginning, one of them gets killed.
      2. At the end, the guy (His name I forget) gets shot.
      3. It's only for 2 full moons.
      4. The original werewolf & the main character never re-meet.

    So please tell me what you mean?




    Best Fucking Friends Forever?
    T-Veronica

    Bending Unit
    ***
    « Reply #54 on: 01-04-2005 19:03 »

    Well, this isn't a title parody, but "Mars University" was spoofing Animal House, right?

    "This is how I deal with insignificant bugs," said the spider to the fly, "How do you wish to die?"
    Teral

    Helpy McHelphelp
    DOOP Secretary
    *
    « Reply #55 on: 01-04-2005 19:14 »
    « Last Edit on: 01-04-2005 19:14 »

    Yes. And a few other college movies, but mainly Animal House.
    John Pannozzi

    Starship Captain
    ****
    « Reply #56 on: 01-04-2005 22:08 »

     
    Quote
    Originally posted by Just Chris:
    They did that a lot on The Simpsons, too.

    And on the Critic. To paraphrase that show's star, Jay Prescott Sherman, My God, I am such a nerd.

    Teral: Lauren Tom had a small role in "Wall Street". I found that out at the IMDB.

    Also, David X. Cohen claims they steered away from Animal House refs in Mars U. I don't believe him. Plagarism, plagarism!
    Teral

    Helpy McHelphelp
    DOOP Secretary
    *
    « Reply #57 on: 01-05-2005 07:42 »

    More like sarcasm, John.
    Zeep

    Liquid Emperor
    **
    « Reply #58 on: 01-05-2005 14:20 »

     
    Quote
    Originally posted by Eyedol7513:
    I'll have to rent 2001: A Space Odyssey. They talked about it alot in "Love And Rocket". Is it any good, and how long is it?

    It's definately worth seeing. you'll remember all these things from Futurama thjat you didn't even realize were there before. plus, it's just a great classic sci-fi movie.

    if you like movies that make complete sense, and don't leave you with unanswered questions at the end, this movie is NOT for you. it makes less sense than how Fry could have killed Enos in Roswell that Ends Well.

    i don't remember how long it is, but it's at least a few hours. more than 2, i'm pretty sure. according to IMDB it's about 2:20 or 2:30. the user rating on imdb is 8.3/10.

    i know i wuld reccomend it. even if it makes very little sense, you'll realize as your watching it "Hey! I saw a parody of that in _______!"

    T-Veronica

    Bending Unit
    ***
    « Reply #59 on: 01-05-2005 16:53 »
    « Last Edit on: 02-19-2005 00:00 »

    But be prepared to snore during the monkey bit in the beginning. Zzz...(No offence to anyone who likes the monkey scene--I said I was sorry, Mum!) >_<

    "This is how I deal with insignificant bugs," said the spider to the fly, "How do you wish to die?"
    Chug a Bug

    Bending Unit
    ***
    « Reply #60 on: 01-05-2005 18:16 »

     
    Quote
    Originally posted by Zeep:
     It's definately worth seeing. you'll remember all these things from Futurama thjat you didn't even realize were there before. plus, it's just a great classic sci-fi movie.

    if you like movies that make complete sense, and don't leave you with unanswered questions at the end, this movie is NOT for you. it makes less sense than how Fry could have killed Enos in Roswell that Ends Well.

    i don't remember how long it is, but it's at least a few hours. more than 2, i'm pretty sure. according to IMDB it's about 2:20 or 2:30. the user rating on imdb is 8.3/10.

    i know i wuld reccomend it. even if it makes very little sense, you'll realize as your watching it "Hey! I saw a parody of that in _______!"


    It makes sense you just have to use some brain.

    klipped

    Crustacean
    *
    « Reply #61 on: 02-09-2005 18:02 »
    « Last Edit on: 02-09-2005 18:02 »

     
    Quote
    Originally posted by edeltraut:
    There's also crustacean in love, which I'm pretty sure parodies an episode of star trek.  That's the only one I can think of that hasn't been mentioned yet...

    does anyone know the score during the fight between zoidberg and fry?
    evan

    Urban Legend
    ***
    « Reply #62 on: 02-09-2005 19:41 »

    I don't know the score, but I know its the same music taken from the Star Trek episode "Amok Time." It's probably an original piece by whoever composed th Trek score.
    whaaaaa?
    Crustacean
    *
    « Reply #63 on: 02-10-2005 11:47 »

    anyone noticed the zoidberg Fiddler on the Roof moments in "three hundred big boys"?
    Cap´n Skusting

    Liquid Emperor
    **
    « Reply #64 on: 02-10-2005 12:56 »
    « Last Edit on: 02-15-2005 00:00 »

    Where the Buggalo Roam is a parody of the James Dean / Rock Hudson movie Giant.
    The Wong's house is the same house from that movie.
    Fry's blue jeans, white tee shirt, and red jacket are what James Dean wore in Rebel Without a Cause
    I've upheld the James Dean tradition with my Pyrate Fry fan art piece.

    There is an Odd Couple parody within I Roomate
    Nerd-o-rama

    Urban Legend
    ***
    « Reply #65 on: 02-10-2005 13:35 »
    « Last Edit on: 02-10-2005 13:35 »

     
    Quote
    Originally posted by Zeep:
    if you like movies that make complete sense, and don't leave you with unanswered questions at the end, this movie is NOT for you. it makes less sense than how Fry could have killed Enos in Roswell that Ends Well.
    Ever wonder why I have such respect for Totalnerduk?

    There's a more recent thread (read: nobody bump this one) where he summarizes his argument and acts less like an asshole, but his posts there are more about TWOF.

    And if you want to make sense of 2001, try reading the novel version by Arthur C. Clarke. Just as good, and with better explanations.

    Also, Mars U has a fair number of Good Will Hunting references, particularly the "How do you like them bananas?" scene.

    "Finally, I get to save the Earth with deadly lasers instead of deadly slide shows."

    GP: 100 Nixorbucks
    XP: 500
    Next level: 1000
    Jish

    Delivery Boy
    **
    « Reply #66 on: 02-10-2005 20:54 »

    Somehow nobody has said anything about A Bicyclops Built for two having a bunch of Married With Children parodies in it. Hell, I've never even seen that show, and I know about that. Leela's hairdo and outfit, "Al", the Fox audience (Whoooooo!), I'm sure there's more.
    chay´s head

    Space Pope
    ****
    « Reply #67 on: 02-11-2005 00:21 »

    The devils hands are idle playthings. the saying Idle hands are the devils plaything/playpen.
    Munken Dress

    Crustacean
    *
    « Reply #68 on: 02-15-2005 07:11 »

    Has anyone noticed any Transformer parodies in any of the episodes?
    SlackJawedMoron

    Urban Legend
    ***
    « Reply #69 on: 02-15-2005 07:27 »

    No.
    kiffan

    Bending Unit
    ***
    « Reply #70 on: 02-15-2005 12:57 »

    wasn't that worm in the route of all evil from some movie? and what about Al Gore's "I have ridden the mighty moon worm" line? can someone enlighten me?
    Nerd-o-rama

    Urban Legend
    ***
    « Reply #71 on: 02-15-2005 13:51 »

    Route of All Evil worm: the giant space worm thingy from The Empire Strikes Back that almost eats the Millenium Falcon. Nurdbot will probably wander by and tell you the proper name for it.

    "I have ridden the mighty moon worm!" - reference to Dune, by Frank Herbert, in which the main character (long story made very short) proves himself to the natives of a desert planet by riding one of the nasty-huge sandworms that roam the desert.
    elcornholio

    Crustacean
    *
    « Reply #72 on: 02-16-2005 13:28 »

    doop is clearly ment to be a parody of the UN. someones probably said already though
    Quimbly

    Bending Unit
    ***
    « Reply #73 on: 02-16-2005 15:21 »
    « Last Edit on: 02-16-2005 15:21 »

    See Wikipedia for a fairly complete list of parodies / references -- at least for episode titles, anyway.  Also, add any that are missing!
    Procyon

    Bending Unit
    ***
    « Reply #74 on: 02-16-2005 18:41 »

    Parasites Lost reminds me a little of the story "Flowers for Algernon" It's not an exact paraody, but both the main characters (Charlie and Fry) become more intelligent in some unusal way, plus become smarter then the girl they love (deleted scene in PL) then lose it. Of course, in Flowers, he loses it gradually, and Fry loses it instantly, but I never said it was a parody. just pointing out the similarities.
    Chalic

    Bending Unit
    ***
    « Reply #75 on: 02-17-2005 05:24 »
    « Last Edit on: 02-17-2005 05:24 »

     
    Quote
    Originally posted by Nerd-o-Rama:
    Ever wonder why I have such respect for Totalnerduk?

    There's a more recent thread (read: nobody bump this one) where he summarizes his argument and acts less like an asshole, but his posts there are more about TWOF.

    Is that facetious, or am I to understand Tnerd still lurks here, hitting random postersby with a helping of startling pride and vitriol interspaced with strange rationalities, and he's considered a good poster?

    What's the link for that second thread?  I don't want to rebump the old one.  Dredging up an argument we had from two years ago might be just a little too juvenille, even for me.

    (edited for typo)
    nickersonm
    Crustacean
    *
    « Reply #76 on: 02-18-2005 01:38 »

    Some parts of "My Three Suns" appear to parody parts of "Pitch Black".  Although it could be coincidence, the rising of the 3rd sun immediately reminded me of it.

    - nickersonm
    Futurama Nerd

    Professor
    *
    « Reply #77 on: 02-18-2005 01:44 »

    Welcome to PEEL nickersonm  smile Stay awhile, there is bound to be something in here that might interest you. Have a great stay in Nerd World.
    Nerd-o-rama

    Urban Legend
    ***
    « Reply #78 on: 02-18-2005 03:06 »
    « Last Edit on: 02-18-2005 03:06 »

     
    Quote
    Originally posted by Chalic
    Is that facetious, or am I to understand Tnerd still lurks here, hitting random postersby with a helping of startling pride and vitriol interspaced with strange rationalities, and he's considered a good poster?
    This was one of the first threasds I found while lurking here, and I was positively ecstatic at reading such well-thought out BS.  In other words, TNUK is a bastard who earned his current banned status (which happened around a month ago, after he had been reinstated in July or August,) but for someone with a secondary school education, he's a freakin' genius.

    Here's the newer thread.
    kiffan

    Bending Unit
    ***
    « Reply #79 on: 02-18-2005 12:48 »

    Um, can we get back on topic here? There was a matrix thng in "love and rocket" Also, the trip though Fry's body is like "the Fantastic voage."
    Pages: 1 [2] 3 Print 
    « previous next »
    Jump to:  

    Powered by SMF | SMF © 2006, Simple Machines | some icons from famfamfam
    Legal Notice & Disclaimer: "Futurama" TM and copyright FOX, its related entities and the Curiosity Company. All rights reserved. Any reproduction, duplication or distribution of these materials in any form is expressly prohibited. As a fan site, this Futurama forum, its operators, and any content on the site relating to "Futurama" are not explicitely authorized by Fox or the Curiosity Company.
    Page created in 0.147 seconds with 17 queries.