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Scifly

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« Reply #520 on: 07-14-2004 18:31 »

I'm gonna go with Future Stock and Spanish Fry because out of all of them they are the least memorable.  I honestly can't remember much of Spanish Fry and I've watched it dozens of times.
DDie

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« Reply #521 on: 07-14-2004 18:58 »

It was really hard to find a bad episode. Finally I think that I dislike the "Bend her" episode most.
boognish

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« Reply #522 on: 09-20-2004 02:06 »

I can't really answer that. Even when an episode isn't hilarious, it still isn't bad. I think I've yet to see a single episode (and I've seen all 72) that I downright didn't enjoy watching. While some are more deep, or more funny than others, the storylines are always interesting, and it's never completely boring. At it's worst Futurama is better than 99% of the other crap they show on tv everyday.
Local Jerseyan

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« Reply #523 on: 09-20-2004 09:59 »

Yeah, I gotta agree with you there, boognish. Some, say, "The Honking", for example, are a little more dull than the rest.

I'd put "That's Lobstertainment" as another one of those. I don't have an all out worst episode, but that proves Zoidberg shouldn't take center stage. And Bender's better off stealing the show how he does best... sneakily. If that IS a word.

Usually some of those Bender episodes flop a bit too, but as boognish said, there's never a bad episode, or even one I didn't like.

(Well, I'm still missing Spanish Fry, the only episode I haven't seen, so I wonder...)
Ttomalss
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« Reply #524 on: 09-20-2004 10:07 »

For me, it's "Spanish Fry".  Some of the other episodes people didn't like had enough campy fun to get me through, or got better on a second viewing, but not this one.  This episode seemed more cobbled-together than any of the others.

I also didn't care much for "How Hermes Requisitioned His Groove Back" eiter, but that's just because I don't like Hermes all that much.
becky

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« Reply #525 on: 09-20-2004 11:17 »

Boognish: I totally agree with you. I think all the episodes are well written, and that it's just a matter of taste. The episode I don't like as much as the others is "Obsoletely Fabulous". It only evolves around one character (Bender) for such a long time, without any of the other characters even being there. But I wouldn't consider it a bad episode because, in my opinion, the word “bad” is a little to harsh for such a great show like Futurama.
Local Jerseyan

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« Reply #526 on: 09-20-2004 11:34 »

 
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I also didn't care much for "How Hermes Requisitioned His Groove Back" eiter, but that's just because I don't like Hermes all that much.

Nah, I'm cool with what you think, but I've just gotta say that the number at the end was totally awesome and unexpected. But I love Hermes, so I'll shut up.

A lot of people don't seem to like Bendin' in the Wind, and that's gotta be the episode I'm most confused about. It had its moments, namingly Fry pulling the bong out of the van, and the whole van ride itself. I also found the Simon and Garfunkel bit amusing, the complete butchering of "Scarborough Fair".

But Beck had to go. Honestly. Though the Becktionary bit was funny.

That's an episode for the bipolar, or the indecisive. Or the fans of Simon and Garfunkel.    tongue
Zmithy

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« Reply #527 on: 09-21-2004 10:59 »

 
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Originally posted by redrope:
I didnt really like I Dated A Robot.  It was pretty funny but the ending was stupid.  My favorite episode was Time Keeps On Slippin.
My thoughts exactly.

I know nothing about beck, but still liked Bendin' in the wind for the crazy hippy vibe that ran through it.

Lesser of two evils was good, with plenty of dirty jokes (the professors bedroom, and Fry going through leelas skimpies), but flexo is such a dull character, why did they bring him back to make the incredibly dull bendless love?

In general, I think that love stories other than the ongoing fry and leela one make for poor plots, and there are so many - the deep south, bicyclops built for two, the cryonic woman, and I dated a robot have all been mentioned as poor episodes so far. I like these episodes, not for the love stories, but for the other crazy stuff hung around them, such as the internet bit in bicyclops built for two.

I apologize if this point has been made before, but I just don't have time to read through all 14 pages.

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Nerd-o-rama

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« Reply #528 on: 09-21-2004 11:36 »

[Yakko]Wheel of Banality turn, turn, turn.  Tell us the episode we should burn.[/Yakko]

*Prints*
Episode 2ACV19: The Cryonic woman.  Worst guest star, most evil Fry hookup (except maybe Morgan, but she at least was funny,) and the third act was the worst thing ever on Futurama.
Gambit

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« Reply #529 on: 09-21-2004 19:32 »
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my least favourite is 'Kif Gets Knocked Up A Notch' it is funny, they all are, but the Kif Amy romance really bores me, and Zapp isnt in that as much to make it funnier, i am still bitter, cause i think Kif went downhill when he was with Amy, he was great, in Love Labours Lost in Space in particular, but he hardly made me laugh when he was with Amy

You read it, you cant unread it!
Bubble Gum

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« Reply #530 on: 09-22-2004 11:15 »

The only episode that I did not care for was "Thats Lobstertainment!". Except for the Sylvester Stallone cracks, I thought it was awful.

The one with Frys ex girlfriend was not too good either.
Jaswahhihi

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« Reply #531 on: 09-22-2004 11:27 »

I cant really say a worst episode but the one I watch the least is probaly either: Thats Lobstertainment or The cryonic woman.
Bubble Gum

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« Reply #532 on: 09-22-2004 15:38 »

 
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Originally posted by Local Jerseyan:
Yeah, I gotta agree with you there, boognish. Some, say, "The Honking", for example, are a little more dull than the rest.

To get "The Honking", you have to really know your old cheezy horror films. This is kind of a takeoff of "The Car", a story about an evil car that kills everyone in its path. Bender even looks like the car from that movie when he is transformed into a werecar.

Link about movie;
 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0075809/

BarbadosSlim

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« Reply #533 on: 09-22-2004 19:02 »

AOI2 sucks. period. its just not funny and every story ends on a bad note. (human bender dies from obesity, fry doesnt kill the Nintendo(u)'s and Leela is killed by Zoidbergs excretements)
Nerd-o-rama

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« Reply #534 on: 09-22-2004 19:51 »

Hey, at least the Nintendu's don't take over Earth, really.  Even if all are base are belong to them.  I will agree that AOI2 is a weak episode in comparison for the original, solely because the situations aren't as original.  I mean, the writers went through the trouble of setting up a "What if I were human" and turning it around in AOI1, then a season later, they sell out and use it.
Jicannon

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« Reply #535 on: 09-22-2004 20:06 »

You didn't like Bender as a human? His uncontrolled dancing, newfound sense of taste, attraction to Amy, kissing Farnsworth....c'mon!
Futurama Nerd

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« Reply #536 on: 09-22-2004 20:27 »

All the episodes are great,but the one I did'nt really enjoy was 'Insane In The Mainframe'. I didn't really think it was that funny.
BarbadosSlim

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« Reply #537 on: 09-22-2004 22:22 »

 
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Originally posted by KiKiX:
Less Then a Hero, Mars University and A Leela of her Own. They were all just really boring.

Less than Hero was kinda like a filler ep along with ALOHO. however Mars University was a great ep. it was a parody of a classic movie. (Animal House for all you young bugs). Plus being greek myself, the bit on how Bender is part of Epsilon Rho Rho is kinda funny. however i do have some probs with it. what doesnt make sense is that in another ep it show Bender going through college and its only a larger machine downloading the info into his memory banks and then proceeding to give him a diploma. and Epsilon Rho Rho is written in Greek as EPP.   big grin   confused   cool
Nerd-o-rama

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« Reply #538 on: 09-23-2004 00:08 »
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I think Epsilon Rho Rho is supposed to be "ERR" as in the BASIC error message - even though the character Rho does in fact look like a "p," it makes the "r" sound (as far as I know.)

I don't have time to cover the whole "Bender's education" thing, but it and several others get the nerd-over in this thread.

And the main reason people dislike Mars U is because the main plot (Fry vs. the monkey) was lame, and Gunther was supremely annoying.

Woohoo!  Technically on-topic
Guy Caballero
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« Reply #539 on: 09-23-2004 04:19 »

I'll go with "Love and Rocket", solely because it's the one I've seen the fewest number of times.

I'm a huge fan of Futurama. I remember reading TV Guide's review of it before the first episode. They said "..as soon as the disembodied head of Richard Nixon bit Fry, we were sold" or "hooked" or something similar, and when I saw that moment on the first airing, I totally agreed.

I'm not a cryer, and this show has made three episodes that get me blubbering *everytime* I watch them (Jurassic Bark, Luck of the Fryrish, and The Sting), and one episode that gets me right on the verge everytime, and sometimes pushes me over the edge (Leela's Homeworld).

One thing I noticed jumping from page 1 straight to page 14 is that the fans are much more apologetic now. Page one has several people making a list of 3 or 4 worst episodes, or the worst episode from each season, with some saying that Season 3 barely had any good ones. Almost every post on this page, however, starts with "All the eps are great, but" or "I guess my 'least favorite' is", or something along those lines. I'm not saying anyone is sucking up, but I think that "nostalgia" can play a factor.

This thread was started in 2001. People probably named episodes that had aired for the first time just a few weeks or months before, so if they felt it was the weakest thus far, they'd be more passionate about it. While now, it has become this unappreciated gem that was cancelled well before its time. There were some episodes that didn't seem very funny when they first aired, but after watching them so many times in reruns and on DVDs, they've grown on me, and I've had time to notice little things (throwaway jokes, signs, things in the background, "inside jokes" pointed out in the commentaries, etc.) that make me crack up when the plot or forground does nothing for me.

I'll also throw in my two cents and say that "Luck of the Fryish" is my favorite episode. The most powerful viewing of it was seeing it the first time it aired on Fox. One Sunday, it's an average (read: hilarious) episode, then the next Sunday brings an episode that had me on my knees weeping by the end. It was a shock, and I never once saw it coming. I still cry everytime I watch it, but that first time hit the hardest because there just weren't any clues that made you suspect what was coming. Instead of being a series of maudlin moments and flashbacks that culminated to the big reveal, it was full of jokes, jealousy, and sibling rivalry; which makes the reveal SO much more powerful...my eyes are getting glassy thinking about it, so I'll just leave it at that.
CrazyDoc

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« Reply #540 on: 09-23-2004 08:32 »

The Cryonic Woman is the most 'not that great' of the 'not that great' episodes, and therefore my least favourite.
Colonel43

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« Reply #541 on: 10-04-2004 01:45 »

 
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Originally posted by Guy Caballero:
"Luck of the Fryish" is my favorite episode...[it] had me on my knees weeping by the end...I still cry everytime I watch it

Great episode, but seriously, dry your fucking eyes
Calvyn79

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« Reply #542 on: 10-07-2004 23:41 »

I don't know why everyone thinks that The Cryonic Woman is a bad episode, I think it is one of my favorites!!!  I looked it up and it only got like a 60% approval rating, I was so upset.  I think it is pretty good, but I guess that is just me...
Jicannon

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« Reply #543 on: 10-07-2004 23:45 »

 
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Originally posted by Calvyn79:
I think it is pretty good, but I guess that is just me...

IT'S ONLY YOU!

Nah, I didn't think it was horrible. I liked the jokes about LA and it had a nice begining. The episode declined from the begining of Act 2 on though...
Gorky

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« Reply #544 on: 10-09-2004 08:42 »

Yeah. My basic problem with "The Cryonic Woman" (one of, if not the, worst episodes ever) is that it had a lot of wasted potential. I mean, the core crew being fired could have opened up a few new doors (and even then, the first act was great), but once Michelle entered the picture, this episode went way off track. For one thing, she's a rather stale, two-dimensional character, in my opinion. Also, all of act three was just...weird (and I don't mean sci-fi "weird", I mean that it just didn't seem like a Futurama episode from then on). And finally, Pauly Shore's guest spot just kind of annoyed me, seeing as how it seemed like an attempt to get a big name onto the show. But eh, it's not that bad in the grand scheme of things, it's just unmemorable (it gets a C-/D+ from me, but I don't know how it would measure up if I rewatched it right now).
ShortRoundMcfly

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« Reply #545 on: 10-10-2004 13:32 »

I hated Cyber house rules. Just the fact that in the begining, they almost averted the entire plot of the episode and done something more interesting just makes it seem worse.
Cyberman

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« Reply #546 on: 10-10-2004 21:49 »

None of them are worst.
DogDoo8

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« Reply #547 on: 10-10-2004 22:02 »

Second with Gorky. "I agree with everything he just said".
Dunsparce

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« Reply #548 on: 10-10-2004 22:48 »

"The Honking" is probably my least favorite. I don't really know why, it just never seems to hold my interest.

A lot of the ones everyone else dislikes (Future Stock, Spanish Fry, Obsoletely Fabulous) are my personal favorites.
Rhodan

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« Reply #549 on: 10-13-2004 14:28 »
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Well, I actually allready posted my two cents on this topic but maybe I would like to also say something about series as a whole and about disscused stories.
1ACV: Those episodes werenīt actually very ambitious so thats probably why they couldnīt fail in anything. Only exceptions were „Fishfull of dollars“, „My three suns“ and „Mars university“ , which were weak from the overall plot to  scripts from not the most luckiest authors – Weiner and Burns (they had some highlights in the future but not on this stage of series).

2ACV: Practically the same style of stories which mean they were neither great or horrible. But I īam not going to suprise you when Iīll say  „The Cryonic woman“ was  indeed the worst episode of this block. Not just because of Burns but I think that very basic of this story – relevation that Fryīs grirl was frozen as well, was somehow silly and one can wonder how it founded itīs way from possible episode to real episode.
QUESTION: Doesnīt someone here know if Michelle was supposed to be in the next episodes except cameos (altough it didnīt happen)?

3ACV:  So, there was one big continuing problem which marked at least  three of five (for me) worse episodes. „Thatīs lobstertainment“,„Bendinīin the wind“ and  „ A Leela of her own“. Each one of them tried to use humor-based –on –specific- character- story in the absolutely Simpson style. It eliminated true Futurama atmosphere and unfortunaly made the potentional good aspects of them nearly unsignificent.
   „I Dated a robot“ was a typical result of building episode around the guest star and „A pharaoh to remember“? Another example of „The Cryonic woman syndrom“ – terrible premise and bad author behind the script.   

4ACV: This is a little hard. Many of the fourth production episodes had some great things but also some bad aspects. Still, I definitely dislike  „Kif gets knocked up a notch“ for uncohorency, lame script and potentional but in resolution forgettable plot(QUESTION2: Werenīt done some specific plans for Kif/Amy relationship in future episodes?). Problems which probably donīt need to be expleined also destroyed „300 Big boys“ and „Spanish Fry“.   
Bender-is-Great

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« Reply #550 on: 10-13-2004 14:39 »

There's a few eps I didn't care for, "Future Stock" for example, but I think the worst episode is either Cryonic Woman (Started off decent enought but went downhill right away) and "That's Lobstertainment".  Everytime I watch either of those two, it's like it drags on forever and I actually forget that the episode is only 22 minutes long. 
DotheBartman

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« Reply #551 on: 10-13-2004 15:03 »

I really think "Cryonic Woman" is very underrated.  Yeah, it wastes most of its potential in terms of character development and story, but in that sense most of the 1ACV/2ACV episodes wasted their potential on some level.  If "Cryonic" is wasted potential its at least really funny wasted potential, and I enjoy it more then most 2ACV episodes actually.  Pauly Shore didn't bug me (at least no more then any other guest star on this or any show) since his part was genuinely funny.  "Better loved then lost, nespah!  *garbled noies*"

Anyways, I may or may not have posted before this was bumped way up....but gotta go with "Three Hundred Big Boys", definitely.  I tried watching it again a few months ago and its just not funny at all.  It meanders from story to story and none of them are interesting in any way.  I know they were modeling it off of The Simpsons episode "22 Short Films About Springfield", but even the "pointless" stories in that were made interesting on some level.  "Big Boys" doesn't even have mildly interesting stories, and none of them outside of Fry's coffee thing induce any laughs.  Plus for a sci-fi show to be producing such flat, dull segments is truly strange.  Now that was truly wasted potential.
kingjames

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« Reply #552 on: 10-13-2004 16:55 »
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Personally I thought "The Honking" was pretty good, but most of that is getting the horror movie references. For Example, when Bender gets run over, that whole segment is basically from "Christine" including the "evil headlights in the background", hell you look close enough the car that runs Bender over is a '58 Plymouth Fury. 
 "The Car" references were already mentioned, Bender actually tranforms into "The Car" , they even used the same kind of "through the windsheild" POV  as in the movie.

"Bendin in the Wind" was OK, but being A VW freak, and a fan of the movie "Bullit", which the chase scene is an homage to, including the continuity errors (count the hubcaps, and the green "Beetles" )  even the music during the chase scene sounds like its from "Bullit", that and the SFX for the van were dead on IMO, Oh and don't forget the bong under the seat in the van.   

What was I talking about again? oh yeah . .
     big grin

"Guaranteed to cause disorder in the universe"
DotheBartman

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« Reply #553 on: 10-13-2004 19:21 »

The Honking is hysterical, and I don't even get the movie references (aside from the "Shining" one, but even that's just funny on its own).  I don't see how people could not like that one either.
Rhodan

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« Reply #554 on: 10-17-2004 11:12 »

Please, I know itīs little off-topic but I had some questions in my  last message.
robot_death

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« Reply #555 on: 10-17-2004 20:57 »

futurstock for me
ooy

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« Reply #556 on: 10-18-2004 03:14 »

I'd havta say Cryonic Woman. without it, you wouldn't be ranting and spamming about L.A.
airbagfailure

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« Reply #557 on: 10-18-2004 07:56 »

I really wasn't that crazy about 'a leela of her own'...i thought it just made leela look dumb really.. and definitely that's lobstertainment... though i wonder if it will change? I know at the beginning i loved zoidberg and hated zapp..but now i'm hating zoidberg and loving zapp.. i also hated a tale of 2 santas..but i can watch it over and over endlessly now....eep...
i'm confuzzled....
Bod Boy

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« Reply #558 on: 10-19-2004 14:37 »

I would have to say that I, Roomate wasn't too good... it had information relevent to the stroyline such as how Fry got to living in Bender's 'closet', but I think that it was a pretty boring episode... not many laughs and not that good a storyline...

dr.bender nye

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« Reply #559 on: 06-05-2005 06:39 »

BUMP IT UP!
I hated that one where Leela gets an extra eye, The Cyber House Rules.
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