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KittinGas

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« Reply #200 on: 02-14-2004 05:56 »
« Last Edit on: 02-14-2004 05:56 »

 
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Originally posted by M0le:
"A man boxing a kangaroo I can understand, but a kangaroo boxing a robot- you've lost me" That is a really lame line. In fact, that whole episode is lame.


It's lameness is what makes it funny!

Oh, and TOTP dance!

Zleepy Head

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« Reply #201 on: 02-14-2004 06:53 »

Oh,no my manwitch
i dont even think eny futurama lines are stupid
KittinGas

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« Reply #202 on: 02-14-2004 11:20 »

*agrees with Zleepy Head*
fryfanSpyOrama

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« Reply #203 on: 02-15-2004 01:12 »

There is no such thing as a lamest line, but I think in A Big Piece of Garbage, Fry said something even dumb for him.

Fry: Once for a month my toilet broke and I just used the garbage can.

Not that this wasn't funny, but I felt it was OOC just a bit
Gorky

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« Reply #204 on: 02-15-2004 18:24 »

No lines are lame, just not as funny as others in comparison.
But, one line in "War is the H-Word", didn't strike me as that great. For the sake of this thread, I'll call it lame:

Fry: He makes Speedy Gonzales look like regular Gonzales!

I just didn't like it.
Dr. Morberg

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« Reply #205 on: 02-15-2004 18:35 »

Two lines from "Time Keeps on Slippin" stand out to me as being lame.

"Those aren't swan boats, they're swans."

"No, I mean cool your jets, you're melting Bender's face."

Bad delivery, bad writing.
David A

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« Reply #206 on: 02-15-2004 18:43 »

 
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Originally posted by fryfanSpyOrama:
There is no such thing as a lamest line, but I think in A Big Piece of Garbage, Fry said something even dumb for him.

Fry: Once for a month my toilet broke and I just used the garbage can.

Not that this wasn't funny, but I felt it was OOC just a bit

What's out of character about that?  Fry is a lazy slob.  That sounds perfectly reasonable for him.

Plus, he probably saved money on the water bill that month.

Speak softly. Drive a Sherman tank.
Gorky

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« Reply #207 on: 02-15-2004 18:51 »

 
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Originally posted by Dr. Morberg:
Two lines from "Time Keeps on Slippin" stand out to me as being lame.

"Those aren't swan boats, they're swans."

"No, I mean cool your jets, you're melting Bender's face."

Bad delivery, bad writing.

I have to say something about all of Katey Sagal's lines in "Time Keeps on Slippin'". Her voice and delivery seemed kind of off. I don't know if it's just me or everyone else, but, for example, her line "Your face can take a lot of punishment, that's good to know.", seemed like it was read in such an unenthusiastic way. All of her lines seemed like they were read this way, most from acts 1 and 2.

Mouse On Venus

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« Reply #208 on: 02-15-2004 18:59 »

The two lines Morberg mentioned I agree with, but the "Your face..." line I had no problem with.

 The "Cool your jets" line is one of those many jokes where the writers have a character say what is generally acknowledged as a metaphorical saying only for them to reveal shortly that they meant it literally and those jokes don't tend to have a very high success rate. In A Leela Of Her Own, for example, I thought Hank Arron XXIV's line about "Tiny Iota" was funny but the "belly itching" joke wasn't. Seemed too forced.  hmpf
fryfanSpyOrama

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« Reply #209 on: 02-16-2004 00:19 »
« Last Edit on: 02-16-2004 00:19 »

 
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Originally posted by David A:
 What's out of character about that?  Fry is a lazy slob.  That sounds perfectly reasonable for him.

Plus, he probably saved money on the water bill that month.


I'm not saying that what he did was OOC, I'm saying with him saying what he did in front of people was a little too dumb even for him.  I could've picture Zoidberg saying that in front of people a lot more than Fry.
missBender

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« Reply #210 on: 02-16-2004 16:18 »

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Originally posted by DotheBartman:
From Less then Hero, the "nine, ten, a big fat hen. The name's Bender!" line.  Just terrible.

Yeah that line seemed to be thrown in for no reason. stil cracked me up tho cos it was so rediculous!(sorry if this reply is a bit late)
Mouse On Venus

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« Reply #211 on: 02-16-2004 16:49 »

 
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Originally posted by fryfanSpyOrama:
  I'm not saying that what he did was OOC, I'm saying with him saying what he did in front of people was a little too dumb even for him.  I could've picture Zoidberg saying that in front of people a lot more than Fry.


 I somehow doubt that Zoidberg would knowingly defecate over his food supply.  tongue
Gorky

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« Reply #212 on: 02-19-2004 18:18 »

It's not really a line, but a background joke. In "The Deep South", when The CNN building is transported to the island, it eventually becomes "SeaNN". I thought that that was one of the less-funny sign jokes in the series.
Mouse On Venus

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« Reply #213 on: 02-19-2004 18:57 »

It took me a while to get that one, actually. For a long while I thought it was some sort of joke on Sega because of the blue logo.

 A similar joke is MmmTV in "Bender Gets Made".
Pitt Clemens

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« Reply #214 on: 02-21-2004 04:13 »

Lrrr: Have you smelled Donkey Kongs Loincloth lately?
Zoidberg: Yes.

Capitol L!
Woodbot 2.0

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« Reply #215 on: 02-21-2004 05:10 »

In Raging Bender:
George Forman:"This is a good time to tell peopel of my new grill.It patanly disined to drain the fat to my mouth."

LAME,LAME TO THE MAX!!!
Dr. Morberg

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« Reply #216 on: 02-21-2004 11:45 »

 
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Originally posted by Pitt Clemens:
Lrrr: Have you smelled Donkey Kongs Loincloth lately?
Zoidberg: Yes.

Capitol L!

The actual line was lame, but the delivery and the way Dr. Z's face looked was hilarious.
marla_singer

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« Reply #217 on: 02-26-2004 07:32 »

sorry if it's been said, but..
(Fry, after he defeats the brain in TDTESS)
and it's all thanks to the books at my local library.
Teesside Inc

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« Reply #218 on: 02-26-2004 09:30 »

Two lines from The Sting.

Farnsworth: Collecting honey. Ordinary honey.

and:

Farnsworth: This is no ordinary honey. It's produced by vicious space bees.
Mouse On Venus

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« Reply #219 on: 02-26-2004 16:53 »

 
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Originally posted by Teesside Inc:
Two lines from The Sting.

Farnsworth: Collecting honey. Ordinary honey.

and:

Farnsworth: This is no ordinary honey. It's produced by vicious space bees.

 That was a crucial plot point. What would you want the Professor to say instead then, Teesside? Come on, let's hear what sounds like gold to you.
Gorky

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« Reply #220 on: 02-26-2004 17:33 »

I actually thought it was funny. I love senility jokes.
Pig+Wool~Sheep

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« Reply #221 on: 02-26-2004 17:39 »

 
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Originally posted by Teesside Inc:
Two lines from The Sting.

Farnsworth: Collecting honey. Ordinary honey.

and:

Farnsworth: This is no ordinary honey. It's produced by vicious space bees.

I'm shocked! That's possibly the one scene that got me hooked on Futurama for life!

"I am the PEELer with no name: Pig+Wool=Sheep!"
Mouse On Venus

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« Reply #222 on: 02-26-2004 17:40 »

I don't actually think that Teesside has any logical basis for his selections whatsoever. In fact, all he ever does on this board is just types utterly useless questions and comments, usually less than a line long, and then buggers off without giving two shits about what everyone else has to say. To quote one of his least favourite quotes, "It's just...rude!"  mad
User_names_suck
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« Reply #223 on: 02-26-2004 17:51 »

Its such a shame really because you cant lay into him because he probably wont read your response.
I'm actually starting to wonder if he's Mentally hadicapped in some way.
Mouse On Venus

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« Reply #224 on: 02-26-2004 18:02 »
« Last Edit on: 02-26-2004 18:02 »

Well if he is, he should have a note.    roll eyes

Anyways, to get this topic back on track, I have a contribution to the "lamest lines" pile. Namely, this little nugget from Farnsworth Parabox:

Bender: "This throws my entire perception of reality into question...clone, robot or long lost twin? Taking all bets! I also offer video poker!"

I wasn't keen on the delivery of the line, but more than that I felt it was rather weak for an act break line. It might've held up elsewhere though.
Gorky

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« Reply #225 on: 02-26-2004 18:14 »

Yeah, act break lines should hold a person's interest. That one really doesn't.
User_names_suck
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« Reply #226 on: 02-26-2004 19:50 »

Well If they cant come up with a good Act Break line they shouldn't bother at all. Then again I guess they spend time pitching them so they dont want it to be a complete waste of time.
Of course If networks really wanted to hold an audiences intrest you would'nt have 5 minutes of adverts. and you wouldn't have to have lines "That are needed to hold an audiences intrest" I must say I'm not sure I agree with the philosophy of act breaks.

By the way is there a difference between the placing of adverts In the U.K and U.S for some reason I have the idea that in the U.S you have two advert breaks at the end of each act. which I presume would be two two minute act breaks as opposed to the U.K policy of sticking one big one in the middle.
 
evan

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« Reply #227 on: 02-26-2004 23:44 »

 
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Originally posted by marla_singer:
sorry if it's been said, but..
(Fry, after he defeats the brain in TDTESS)
and it's all thanks to the books at my local library.

A lot of Fry's lines at the library were groan-inducing.  To me, at least, the whole literary reference thing just didn't really strike me as funny.

Bender: "Try this, kids at home!
Warning: do not try this at home
canned eggs

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« Reply #228 on: 02-27-2004 00:14 »

Actually, Bender's line in LOTF, "You want me to smack the corpse up a little?" ranges wildly between being my favourite line in the episode to making me cringe.  I dunno, it's either just the thing to break the tension, or it's an egregiously tacked on joke that spoils the mood.
Mouse On Venus

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« Reply #229 on: 02-27-2004 10:11 »

 
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Originally posted by canned eggs:
Actually, Bender's line in LOTF, "You want me to smack the corpse up a little?" ranges wildly between being my favourite line in the episode to making me cringe.  I dunno, it's either just the thing to break the tension, or it's an egregiously tacked on joke that spoils the mood.

I think the fact that it doesn't necessarily get a laugh makes it work, showing just how insensitive Bender is to the dead and how inappropriate his timing is. It might not be funny but I think it helps solidify Bender's character.
krokerjoker

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« Reply #230 on: 02-27-2004 15:11 »

Any Dwight line is usually boring. (Sorry Hermes or Dwight fans!)
Digital Dragon

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« Reply #231 on: 02-27-2004 16:42 »

I think Dwight has had some fairly good lines, it’s just that as a character he seems so hugely pointless and tacked on. How many episodes has he even appeared in?
Mouse On Venus

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« Reply #232 on: 02-27-2004 17:12 »

Dwight has been in 6 episodes - The Route Of All Evil, A Leela Of Her Own, AOI II, Bender Should Not Be Allowed On TV, Teenage Mutant Leela's Hurdles and Three Hundred Big Boys - only three of which he has major speaking roles in. He is a bit tacked on in that he just seemed to come out of nowhere in "The Route Of All Evil", but that's one of my favourite episodes so I can't really complain.  smile

 Also, one thing I don't get is why they felt the need to cast Bumper Robinson as Dwight in TROAE and BSNBAOTV when Phil LaMarr did as good as if not better a job of his voice in 300BB. Which contains the line "Thanks Dad. I'm gonna use this to buy 8 shares of Amazon.com", a good one in my book.  tongue
SlackJawedMoron

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« Reply #233 on: 02-27-2004 22:21 »

M0le, the line "A man boxing a kangaroo is a perculiar sight, but a kangaroo boxing a robot? Now you've lost me." is in fact a rewriting of an actual quote of Roosevelts 'about super heroes. It's pointed out on the audio commentary.

I haven't actually heard the original line, so I didn't get it either. The line makes a little more sense now, though... YOU DECIDE if it's actually funnier.
M0le

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« Reply #234 on: 02-28-2004 05:22 »

I've always known that it was a Teddy Roosevelt quote, even before I heard the commentary, but it just wasn't funny to me. I just don't like superheroes, plain and simple, and an episode with them as superheroes? Seemed very tacked on to me.
VoVat

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« Reply #235 on: 02-28-2004 11:05 »

 
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Dwight has been in 6 episodes - The Route Of All Evil, A Leela Of Her Own, AOI II, Bender Should Not Be Allowed On TV, Teenage Mutant Leela's Hurdles and Three Hundred Big Boys - only three of which he has major speaking roles in. He is a bit tacked on in that he just seemed to come out of nowhere in "The Route Of All Evil", but that's one of my favourite episodes so I can't really complain.

Hermes does seem to keep his home and work lives separate.  We don't even find out he's married until "A Flight to Remember."
Digital Dragon

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« Reply #236 on: 02-28-2004 20:13 »

Well the boys attend a boarding school don’t they? And it’s pretty rare we see any of the more minor character’s home lives, hell for all we know Zoidberg could currently be in a loving and fulfilling relationship. With his claw.
Magnetichead

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« Reply #237 on: 02-29-2004 03:05 »

 
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Originally posted by Digital Dragon:
Well the boys attend a boarding school donít they? And itís pretty rare we see any of the more minor characterís home lives, hell for all we know Zoidberg could currently be in a loving and fulfilling relationship. With his claw.

HOW DARE YOU!!!!


EEEEYAAARRRRRRR!

/me launches at Digital Dragon
Pig+Wool~Sheep

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« Reply #238 on: 02-29-2004 07:53 »

Regarding Dwight, wasn't he introduced in an episode that ended up not being aired or something?
VoVat

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« Reply #239 on: 02-29-2004 13:04 »

Dwight was introduced in "The Route of All Evil," which was aired, but not until AFTER the character had already shown up in a few other episodes.  Blame FOX (as usual) and their showing everything out of order.
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