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Chrissy

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« Reply #80 on: 11-03-2001 04:16 »

I have to say That`s Lobstertainment and Bendin` In The Wind.
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« Reply #81 on: 12-26-2001 15:28 »
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Lets get one thing straight, "Fear of a Bot Planet" is brilliant, I can't believe that three people in the first page bashed it, truly a classic, I want to hear no more bashing of it.

"Thats Lobstertainment" is not that bad either because it gives Calculon depth and personality and that Snow White & the 7ups joke kept me laughing for ages. The only *bad* part was when Fry and Leela were trapped in that tar pit, what the hell was that all about?

"A Bicyclops Built for Two" Is truly brilliant and deserves high praise for the internet part and Bender stealing all that stuff was excellent.

"Bendless Love" is not that great but it's ok, I quite like Flexo.

The true dud is "Cryonic Woman" but hey it's not awful. "Fishful of Dollars" has grown on me after seeing it a few more times. "The Honking" is stupid and is a very good idea but it just didn't work hardly at all.

By the way I really like "The Day The Earth Stood Stupid", the Hypno-Toad is class and the rest of it is decent although a little wierd. Oh and FishyJoe, "Hell is Other Robots" is one of the best episodes of any TV program there is, well thats my opinion.

I havn't seen any season 4 episodes but from what I've heard "Rosewell that Ends Well" is good and "A Tale of Two Santas" is a mixed bag, some people give it an A+ and others a 1/5, who knows.
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« Reply #82 on: 12-26-2001 16:41 »

"Fear of a Bot Planet" was very good, complete with all the little details like the "Chapek" planet name... I love that hint.

"Bendin' in the Wind" and "The Cryogenic Woman" both have one thing in common... great action scenes (car chase and a race), I liked both of them. And Beck's kinda nice, too, I wish they'd use more celebrities like that in Futurama. (as for the dumb guy who said that christina auguilera joke was too "21st centurish", have you ever heard about the head-in-a-jar technology which they use in futurama to preserve people from the 21st century??? I suggest you watch more episodes to get to know the show better)

On a related note, HYPNOTOAD ROCKS and so do the beastie boys.
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« Reply #83 on: 12-26-2001 17:39 »

Surely as no-one dislikes the same episodes, there is no true WORST episode.  just some which are a bit dodgy... but most are great.

(and a bicyclops built for two is borin' - just to undermine all i have said  smile ).
meisterPOOP

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« Reply #84 on: 12-26-2001 18:20 »

The ones I hate the most are the ones I can't bare to watch again even when I watch them again:

That's Lobstertainment.
Why Must I...
Cryonic Woman.
Bendless Love.

XCusMeNow...I gotta barf!


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« Reply #85 on: 12-26-2001 21:08 »

I found "Bendless Love" to be boring about half way through.  So, I'd have to say that is my least favorite episode.  "The Cryonic Woman" is a close second, only because the story had such potential and it seemed to be very disjointed to me.

On another note, I don't see the problem with "That's Lobstertainment!" and "Bendin' in the Wind".  I thought the former was great and fleshed out Zoidberg's character well, and the latter was a celebrity based episode that was actually really funny.  I can't say the same for some celeb based Simpsons episodes of late....

         
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« Reply #86 on: 12-26-2001 22:47 »
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Why is everyone using such strong words as "hate"? Its Futurama we're talking about! There's no worst episode! Only "Less Good" episodes! Bye Bye and enjoy your breakfast.
FishyJoe

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« Reply #87 on: 12-27-2001 01:52 »
« Last Edit on: 12-27-2001 01:52 »

Time to defend my hatred:

 
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Oh and FishyJoe, "Hell is Other Robots" is one of the best episodes of any TV program there is, well thats my opinion.

Eh. I guess my opinion isn't very quantifiable here. I just didn't think it was all that funny. Plus the song, while catchy, seemed forced.

 
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(as for the dumb guy who said that christina auguilera joke was too "21st centurish"

I don't feel like going back and checking, but that sounds like something I'd say. Either way, I agree with that statement, so I'll go ahead and respond to this.

 
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, have you ever heard about the head-in-a-jar technology which they use in futurama to preserve people from the 21st century???

I don't buy that. Even if she were still alive in the future, who would remember that flash-in-the-pan pop star? I'd be surprised if anyone remembers her in 10 years. And even then, no one would make references relating to specific moments in her career.

Besides which, the joke itself was just lame if you ask me. "Random celebrity-bashing" jokes rarely work. It's like no thought goes into it...when writers are stuck for a joke, they just throw a dart at a list of names, and then put a quick "doesn't Greg Kinnear/Jeremy Piven/Booger from Revenge of the Nerds suck?" type line in.

 
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I suggest you watch more episodes to get to know the show better)

Show, what show? Where am I?
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« Reply #88 on: 12-27-2001 04:31 »

Your age is your excuse.

And I still think the joke was funny. Maybe it's because I feel the same way about Christina...  wink
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« Reply #89 on: 12-30-2001 20:11 »

I hate "A Clone of My Own" with the thousand fires of the sun! Except for a few funny parts. All Futurama episodes have funny parts. Like "The Cyonic Woman" had the Italian guy on the pizza box threatening Fry and Og, gorilla emperor of Earth!
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« Reply #90 on: 03-26-2002 16:26 »

 
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Originally posted by edeltraut:
That's Lobstertainment was pretty bad...but I think it had a few redeeming moments, I just can't remember what they were.

Snow White and the 7ups was a great gag, Also the explanation as to why the search lights are part of the FOX logo, "causing planes to crash for cheap special effects". The car crashing at the very beginning was funny too. Despite this it is still probably my worst episode.

Anyway, sorry to dig this back up but it's one of those topics that's always relevant, especially while new episodes are airing. I've heard some great and bad things about the newer episodes, I'm wondering how do they rate amongst the other worst episodes?

Chrissy

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« Reply #91 on: 03-26-2002 16:43 »
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I really like most of them, but there's just one episode that I did'nt think was so funny, but I don't remember the name! Oh yeah! It was That's Lobstertainment...
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« Reply #92 on: 03-26-2002 16:58 »
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Originally posted by Otis P Jivefunk:
Anyway, sorry to dig this back up but it's one of those topics that's always relevant, especially while new episodes are airing. I've heard some great and bad things about the newer episodes, I'm wondering how do they rate amongst the other worst episodes?


I think the new season has been quite good, if not great. Most episodes are solid hits, and only 2 has been...questionable.

"AOI II" was kind of bland, when compared to AOI I. It was good and all, but I didn't laugh much. Still the Leela part and the sentimental value of Fry's part made it enjoyable. I'll put it in the average pile.

"A Pharaoh To Remember" was easily the weakest episode of the new season so far. The characters was off, the jokes only so-so, and Bender was annoying as h***. Some very nice visuals though (Leela   love among other things), and Zoidberg singing was a ray of sunlight. I wouldn't rate it as bad as say, Cryonic, "I Dated A Robot" or Bendless.  More like Lobstertainment.

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« Reply #93 on: 03-26-2002 17:00 »

-"I Roomate"
-"A fishfull of dollars"
-"Mars university"
-"Bending in the wind"
-"That`s loobstertainment"
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« Reply #94 on: 03-26-2002 17:28 »
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I Like then all.. Truly i do.. but ones that just elicit a "meh" from me would be:
Pharaoh to remember
Cryogenic Woman
I dated a robot
I actually like the rest quite a lot.
BrainSluggo

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« Reply #95 on: 03-26-2002 18:06 »
« Last Edit on: 03-26-2002 18:06 »

Please, don't tell yourself "I'll never watch episode such-and-such again." When The Honking first aired, I hated it.

Turns out I just didn't get it at the time. Even by Season Three, I wasn't ready for this astounding, overwhelming barrage of total-balonium psuedoscience--even if Bender's shape-shifting were-car-ism is not one bit stupider than cinematic-standard werewolfism--nor the depths of Fry's, um, mental inadequacies (being insulted because Bender was trying to kill someone else--who's that stupid?). So I picked and picked at the minor flaws and ruined the episode for myself.

But now I get it. And now The Honking is one of my favorites. I'm sure I'll love A Pharoah To Remember someday too.

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« Reply #96 on: 03-26-2002 20:53 »

1. A Pharoh to Remember
2. Leela's Homeworld (Not even one decent joke.)
3. My Three Suns

Bendin' in the Wind would have been much better had they just had Bender be part of some alien band and if they cut out the entire sequence with Patchcord Adams.

Still, some memorable moments from that ep. Mostly in the hippy sidestory.
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« Reply #97 on: 03-26-2002 23:16 »
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1. Bendless Love
2. That's Lobstertainment
3. Lesser of Two Evils
4. A Pharaoh to Remember
5. Raging Bender (of course that may just be because I haven't seen it in ages)

Anyway, notice a trend?
Xenomorph
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« Reply #98 on: 03-26-2002 23:25 »

Yes...Bender-centric eps suck. With the exception of the newest one.
FishyJoe

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« Reply #99 on: 03-26-2002 23:38 »

Twat? Raging Bender is one of the funniest episodes ever.

Lesser of Two Evils was cool too, I thought. Look beyond the Bender-centricness...there's a lot of funny stuff there.
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« Reply #100 on: 03-27-2002 00:56 »

There is no such thing as the worst Futurama episode, they are all great and I will take on anyone who says otherwise!
Grrr Arggh!
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« Reply #101 on: 03-27-2002 17:22 »

I must be one of the only people that likes "Bendless Love". In my opinion it began superbly with Bender sleep bending, very funny. It was nice to see Flexo again after "Lesser of Two Evils", proving he's not a one episode wonder. I think He was pretty good in both episodes and it was nice seeing him and Bender fight over a female robot showing that they face many problems similar to humans.

The scenes with the Professor bent, although strange, provided some great comedy. I love the scene with the tabel agains the wall and everyone tied to their chairs laff Angeline wasn't the best character but she was very well deigned and I appreciate that element of her and she is important for the plot. It didn't end too badly either so overall I think this episode is pretty good, the Robot Mafia had more potential than was used though but that aside I liked it smile
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« Reply #102 on: 03-27-2002 21:09 »

 
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Originally posted by Otis P Jivefunk:
he's not a one episode wonder

No, no he's not.  He's a no-episode wonder.

I have a thousand years of power.
"NOOOOO HE WAS MY BROTHER!" and then got tired and slept.


"He has the special talent, though, of being able to help people and make them feel utterly stupid all at the same time. ... In short, he's a great moderator, but a terrible human being."
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cellery

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« Reply #103 on: 03-27-2002 21:28 »

The first 5 minutes of "The Cryonic Woman" was awesome, I laughed out loud as the PE building was dragged all over the world. After Fry unfroze Pauly Shore and his girlfriend I sat waiting for something funny to happen. Nothing did, so I went and made a sandwich. "That's Lobstertainment" was a stinker too, Hank Azaria is awesome but they didn't give him a good character to work with.
Allen

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« Reply #104 on: 03-27-2002 22:24 »

The only ones I've ever truly hated were:
That's Lobstertainment!
Bendless Love
Pharoh to Remember- Nix, hand me a bat. I agree with you.
BrainSluggo

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« Reply #105 on: 03-28-2002 02:35 »

Rather than focus on specific episodes, I'd like to moan and whine for a moment about elements I really, really hate in Futurama. These elements don't necessarily destroy a good episode, but they definitely ruin an otherwise great moment. In ascending order of annoyance:

(3) Weird Music Cues. Not a real big deal anymore--things run much smoother now--but Futurama's early episodes often have beautiful pieces of music which run for one to two seconds--way too short, making them merely disruptive. Perfect example: Leela's "ass-kicking theme" from Space Pilot 3000, from when she takes on URL and his partner. What sounds like a prelude turns out to be the entire piece.

(2) Sloppy editing. In The Honking, after Leela and Fry weld Bender to the wall, they leave the building. Fry turns to Leela and opens his mouth (probably to mention where he's going to spend the night, since he and Bender are roomies). Very next shot: Leela's saying good night. Later, Leela says that Bender might have crushed her foot while attacking her in were-car form; too bad we don't see any chance of that happening during their encounter...

(1) I Can Read, Dammit. Okay, I know TV executives expect viewers to be complete morons...but Jeez Louise! Remember the climax of Love & Rocket? Picture it without Leela slowly and blandly reading the message off the candy heart Fry hucks up. Isn't that better? Damn skippy.

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« Reply #106 on: 03-28-2002 03:02 »

From what's been shown in the UK:
1. That's Lobstertainment!
2. I Dated A Robot
3. Roswell That Ends Well
4. The Bird-bot of Ice-catraz
5. The Cryonic Woman
Teral

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« Reply #107 on: 03-28-2002 10:46 »

Hmm, I can agree with most of your choices people. Most Bdner-centred episodes has been more or less, bleh. I said most, because for example, "Godfellas" was a superb episode. Maybe it's true what we discussed a few weeks back, Bender is best used as an sidekick. And as stated by John DiMaggio, he is the master of lean-ins.

Some have choosen "Roswell That Ends Well" as a bad episode. All I can say is, I disagree wholeheartedly. Roswell is hands down the best episode of season 4 so far. The animation, the story, the jokes, perfect.

When I think of episodes as bad, it's because I compare them with other Futurama-episodes, and set against Futurama's normally high standard they're weak. I'd rather watch 10 reruns of Cryonic, than even 10 minutes of Big Brother or Survivor. 90% of that crap, which is labelled tv entertainment nowadays, doesn't stand a chance when set against even a weak Futurama-episode.

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« Reply #108 on: 03-28-2002 11:01 »

The Cyrogenic wimen I don't need to explain why it just left me feeling all annoyed and stuff.
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« Reply #109 on: 03-28-2002 13:47 »

1.That`s Lobstertainment (Harold Zoid sucked)
2.The Cryonic woman
3.My three suns
4.A pharaoh to remember
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« Reply #110 on: 03-28-2002 14:12 »

 
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Originally posted by cellery:
The first 5 minutes of "The Cryonic Woman" was awesome, I laughed out loud as the PE building was dragged all over the world. After Fry unfroze Pauly Shore and his girlfriend I sat waiting for something funny to happen. Nothing did, so I went and made a sandwich.

I had almost exactly the same feeling. One thing I did like was the skate boarding scene, It was a really great action scene and well directed. I hated the ending though and it reminded me of a Season 11 Simpsons episode, which is not a good thing.

Chump

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« Reply #111 on: 03-28-2002 15:22 »

I also agree. I loved the way Bender and fry played with the toy space ship, especially the way fry laughed when it got smashed.

Fry: Giant space robot, this is Captain Fry of the USS Planet Express Ship. We come in Peace.
Bender: Tough luck! ::Pulls out a hammer and hits the ship, then smashes it to bits::
(They both laugh)
Fry: Well, we destroyed the toy spaceship. Now what are we gonna do?
Bender: Look! The keys to the real space ship!
Fry: Do you think we should?
Bender: Yes I Do.
Mike!

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« Reply #112 on: 03-28-2002 17:28 »

 
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Originally posted by Teral:Some have choosen "Roswell That Ends Well" as a bad episode. All I can say is, I disagree wholeheartedly. Roswell is hands down the best episode of season 4 so far. The animation, the story, the jokes, perfect.

If season four goes downhill from Roswell, I don't hold much hope for it. I hope that we just like different things.. Personally I thought the jokes were very thin on the ground, at least compared to earlier episodes.

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« Reply #113 on: 03-28-2002 17:36 »

Maybe it's just my ridiculous preference for Zoidberg, I really liked the Crustacean in Love episode. It's better than just about any Bender-focused episode, because Bender's character is written to be one-dimensional in the extreme. It's like they're hitting you in the head over and over and over with a bat that has  "Bender's a selfish robot" written on it.
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« Reply #114 on: 03-28-2002 17:41 »

 
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Originally posted by Mike!:
 If season four goes downhill from Roswell, I don't hold much hope for it. Personally I thought the jokes were very thin on the ground, at least compared to earlier episodes.

I agree with Teral on this one, no offence but I find it hard to comprehend a Futurama fan not to like this episode. It was packed full of jokes and the jokes were spread throughout the whole episode very evenly. It contained some of the best one liners ever and there were some great visual gags too. The storyline was interesting and had many great twists, the animation was amazing and everyone was acting in character. Almost perfect, what more can you want?

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« Reply #115 on: 03-28-2002 18:47 »
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The buggalo-episode by far. That one was/is, in fact, the only episode I REALLY didn't like. The whole thing just seemed forced. The only line I found funny was Bender's "Windows-logo" when he was telling the ghost story. (yup, I'm a nerd alright  smile)
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« Reply #116 on: 03-28-2002 19:10 »

welcome to PEEL xkeys!
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« Reply #117 on: 03-28-2002 22:15 »

Bendless Love sticks out in my mind as one I didn't like.  I always like them when I see them a second time though.  I didn't care for The Honking first time I saw it, but I liked it a lot more when it was on again a few weeks ago.
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« Reply #118 on: 03-29-2002 12:22 »

Least favorite episodes. Is there any topic _more_ guaranteed to make people hate each other?
I don't know why everyone hates Bendless Love. It wasn't the best, but it was certainly about average (which, for Futurama, means good). And better than the last couple Bender-centric eps. For that matter I did like Fear of a Bot Planet and Bendin' in the Wind (don't just hold Beck against it; you could replace him with a fictional singer and you wouldn't be able to tell from the dialogue, so what if he's a celebrity?). I don't like the melodramatic ones, but that's just me, and I can't say they're bad per se. Now, That's Lobstertainment. That just choked and died.
Teral

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« Reply #119 on: 03-29-2002 12:28 »
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Originally posted by Mike!:
 If season four goes downhill from Roswell, I don't hold much hope for it. I hope that we just like different things.. Personally I thought the jokes were very thin on the ground, at least compared to earlier episodes.


I think it's safe to say that we just like different things about Futurama. I just noticed that you also have "The Birdbot Of Ice-Catraz" on your list, and I loved that episode. So don't give up on season 4 yet (which I don't think you were going to do anyway   smile), some of the later episode are very strong indeed. Like "Love & Rocket", "Godfellas", "A Tale Of Two Santas" and "Leela's Homeplanet". Heck even "AOI II" has it's moments.

And in regard to "The Bordbot Of Ice-Catraz": I wan't a Leela toboggan, damnit!!

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