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Molly

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« Reply #40 on: 10-09-2003 04:06 »

Wesley: I'd forgotten about that "bike" line; it's wonderful isn't it?! I wish they would have kept it in.
Pikka Bird

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« Reply #41 on: 10-09-2003 11:01 »

Wesley: I was gonna say that... also about the bike. That's 100000000 times better... And the "never get back to sleep" was used in The Simpsons as well. In "When You Dish Upon A Star" Homer does the exact same thing...
Aaarrgg!! While I was writing I forgot my contribution to the actual topic... Lamest line... no- it's gone
boingo2000

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« Reply #42 on: 10-09-2003 11:08 »
« Last Edit on: 10-09-2003 11:08 »

 
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From 300 Big Boys:
Whale Biologist: You're covered in precious ambergris!
Kif: Precious hamburgers?
A) It's a stupid, lame pun that just barely works, let alone doesn't come close to being funny.
B) If Amy's smart enough to know what ambergris is, surely Kif is as well.
Gleno

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« Reply #43 on: 10-09-2003 11:35 »

 
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Originally posted by Mouse On Venus:

 A better example of a lamer line in that ep would be Fry's mother's line about his disappearance. "I'll never forget the day your brother disappeared: Wisconsin won the Rose Bowl 17-9! Oh, I miss him."
 The acting on that line, going from sad to enthusiastic to sad again, just seemed incredibly forced.
 

That's the way his Mum was though, she was interested in sports more than her own son....I agree it did get annoying every time after, that I saw her....(Jurassic Bark)
Mouse On Venus

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« Reply #44 on: 10-09-2003 13:01 »

 
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Originally posted by Wesley:
 I never liked that line either.  If only because throughout not only the rest of that episode, but the rest of the show's run, he always feels sad about the life he lost, despite loving the future.

 Well, at that moment in time he hated his life and would probably be quite happy to say good riddance until he settled into the future.
ghoulishmoose

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« Reply #45 on: 10-09-2003 13:07 »

 
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Originally posted by User_Names_Suck:
thats brilliant are you mad

Nah I dont think I'm mad.

I just didn't like that line at all, it was corny and stupid in my opinnion. But everyone's entitled to their own opinnion, so I'll respect yours  smile

Teral

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« Reply #46 on: 10-09-2003 13:50 »

 
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Originally posted by boingo2000:
B) If Amy's smart enough to know what ambergris is, surely Kif is as well.

Not necessarily. It depends on their interests. Amy like designer clothes, stylish stuff and probably expensive perfumes as well. Thus she would know about ambergris, and it's uses in the perfume industry. Kif being an officer in the military (and from all appearences an average deoderant-using guy) most likely isn't.
User_names_suck
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« Reply #47 on: 10-09-2003 13:50 »

yes i know i'm just saying that
to emphasis my suprise at you not liking the line
boingo2000

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« Reply #48 on: 10-09-2003 14:19 »

 
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Originally posted by Teral:
Kif being an officer in the military (and from all appearences an average deoderant-using guy) most likely isn't.

But we also know from Problem With Popplers that he's a master stylist, and so at least has some knowledge of fashion.  And Kif strikes mee as the kind of guy who, if he knows one thing about something, he needs to know everything.
Damitol

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« Reply #49 on: 10-09-2003 16:27 »

Hmmm..... I think we should all settle on a clear definition of "lame" before continuing this thread.  Assuming "joke that fell flat" is the intended one, I can't think of any.  Yeah - some jokes are funnier than others, but I have to believe that some of the ones quoted here are more a situation where the poster didn't get the joke reference, rather than it not being funny.

And to those who don't like 20th century celebrity jokes (I loved the Christina Agulera slam BTW), would you prefer "That's like Galgumar 7 singing in Selamarium"?  Hey, and why no heads in jars from the 28th century?  Where is Ronarium Canthatu from Zaljuakk?  Imagine both of his heads in jars, but on - wait for it - *different* shelves!  Ha, ha, ha!!!  You know - because of what his third bio-parental unit always says on the show when his blue head... Oh, wait. That would only be funny to those of us with time machines.  The rest would find it both lame *and* confusing.
Mouse On Venus

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« Reply #50 on: 10-09-2003 16:45 »

Point taken Damitol, although it's not like the only alternative to jokes about 20th Century celebs is to spout utter gibberish.  roll eyes
Ranadok

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« Reply #51 on: 10-09-2003 17:42 »

Actually, having future names and whatnot instead of the 20th century references would be pretty cool, in my opinion. Just not funny. 
Mouse On Venus

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« Reply #52 on: 10-09-2003 17:45 »

They actually did do that to an extent in Fear Of A Bot Planet. During the Blernsball game, Bender, Leela and the Professor have a very coherent conversation about fictional Blernsball players in the future, and I thought that worked really well even if it wasn't a side-splittingly hillarious scene.  smile
Teral

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« Reply #53 on: 10-09-2003 17:58 »

But the Blernsball conversation only worked because the names was either a) referencing celebreties or b) a pun on their function.

Wireless Joe Jackson - Shoeless Joe Jackson
Pitch-o-mat 5000 - a robot pitcher, while referencing those obnoxious 20th century infomercials (the Juice-o-matic 4000, or somethin like that).

I actually like most of the celebrity gusts so far, and Beck was definetely one of the better. Roseanne is about the only one  that was both pointless and stupid.
Mouse On Venus

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« Reply #54 on: 10-09-2003 18:04 »
« Last Edit on: 10-09-2003 18:04 »

See now, I'm British so I don't notice this stuff. To me, Richard Nixon is a fictional president.   tongue

 Oh, and what about Pauly Shore? His appearance didn't add anything to the show.   no no
Teral

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« Reply #55 on: 10-09-2003 18:13 »

Oh, yeah, Pauly Shore was bad, gutwrenching bad.

I guess I hated his appearence so much, my subconsciousness surpressed it. ... Oh God! It's coming back!
Mouse On Venus

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« Reply #56 on: 10-09-2003 18:15 »

Everything he said was pretty lame, and that was compounded by the fact that one of his two scenes was a minute long.  mad
MrBurns

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« Reply #57 on: 10-09-2003 18:21 »

That whole episode is one of the very very few episodes I don't like that much.  hmpf
Surfungus

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« Reply #58 on: 10-09-2003 18:49 »

 
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Originally posted by Robiben:
Even though it is supposed to make you cringe it still makes me shudder.

Zoidbergs comedy act:
"On earth people enjoy a tasty clam. On my planet a clam enjoys eating you."

   no no

I thought that was funny because it's messing with Yakov Smirnoff's act. I can't think of a line I don't like in Futurama. Even the bad jokes are funny because they're intentionally bad.

MrBurns

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« Reply #59 on: 10-09-2003 19:06 »

I'm not saying he's old, but considering his age, he's likely to die soon!
That was the joke!
ratm9200

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« Reply #60 on: 10-09-2003 22:10 »

first, who is pauly shore and what episode was he in.

second, i agree with surfungus. That joke was meant to be bad and thats why its funny. The only things i dont laugh at are things that are funny because they are random and unexpected(bender falling all over the place in I roomate) and seeing it again, its expected.

and lastly, i also hate the moon whalers. they are annoying and i dont get the joke. anyway, if they were ment to be funny, there not.
Wesley

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« Reply #61 on: 10-09-2003 22:11 »

Pauly Shore is a comedic actor (and I use the term "actor" loosely).  He was in the episode "The Cryonic Woman."
Beamer

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« Reply #62 on: 10-10-2003 00:25 »

Ratm9200 - The moon whalers are SUPPOSED to be lame and annoying. They're making fun of annoying amusement park rides.

MrBurns - Are you kidding? I personally thought that Zoidberg's "joke" in A Clone Of My Own was hillarious.  smile
Molly

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« Reply #63 on: 10-10-2003 01:56 »

 
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Originally posted by boingo2000:
From 300 Big Boys:
Whale Biologist: You're covered in precious ambergris!
Kif: Precious hamburgers?
A) It's a stupid, lame pun that just barely works, let alone doesn't come close to being funny.?

....... I thought it was hilarious; probably the best line of the episode.
PCC Fred

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« Reply #64 on: 10-10-2003 05:54 »

It's not a line, but a lame moment in "Bender Gets Made" is when Bender realises the Robot Mafia are about to attack the PlanEx ship and he spits out oil for about 10 seconds.
Ranadok

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« Reply #65 on: 10-10-2003 13:31 »

They do love their spit-takes on that show...
boingo2000

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« Reply #66 on: 10-10-2003 13:35 »

 
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Originally posted by Wesley:
Pauly Shore is a comedic actor (and I use the term "actor" loosely).

But you're serious about the term "comedic"?   confused
Action Jacktion

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« Reply #67 on: 10-10-2003 13:56 »

 
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Originally posted by canned eggs:
Yeh.  "Oh my God you're Beck!"
Cringe-inducing.  Reminds me of most of the recent celebrity cameos on the Simpsons.  Shudder.
I hate it when a TV show has a special guest star and we discover that one of the characters is a fan of that person, even though they've never mentioned it before.  They sort of did the same thing in "Hell is Other Robots" with the Beastie Boys.

As for the lamest line that's supposed to be funny, probably the one in "A Head in the Polls" about Nixon staying at the Watergate because he's been there before.  (And they made the beautiful Leela say it too!)  But in the DVD commentary they do admit that the line makes no sense, since of course Nixon didn't personally break into the hotel.
boingo2000

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« Reply #68 on: 10-10-2003 14:04 »
« Last Edit on: 10-10-2003 14:04 »

 
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Originally posted by Action Jacktion:
As for the lamest line that's supposed to be funny, probably the one in "A Head in the Polls" about Nixon staying at the Watergate because he's been there before.  (And they made the beautiful Leela say it too!)  But in the DVD commentary they do admit that the line makes no sense, since of course Nixon didn't personally break into the hotel.

Maybe the history has gotten muddled in the intervening 1000+ years.
Rhodan

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« Reply #69 on: 10-10-2003 16:48 »
« Last Edit on: 10-10-2003 16:48 »

Many jokes in "Leela´s Homeworld" were lame :
Leela: "Wait a minute... We aren't you gonna kill us anymore?"
Bender: "Yeah, what are you? Chicken?" *bok* *bok* *bok* *bokaww*
Fry: "Shut up you two, we can kill ourselves when we get home."
Ranadok

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« Reply #70 on: 10-10-2003 17:38 »

See, now I thought that line was funny.  One line that I really didn't like was at the end of The Day the Earth Stood Stupid. I'm referring to Leela's "I'm feeling a little better in cognitive faculties" or however that went.  If it was intended as a joke, it didn't work for me. 
Mouse On Venus

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« Reply #71 on: 10-10-2003 18:33 »

"Me...feel...a bit better in cognitive faculties." Yeah, I agree, it's pretty poor. Going from 0 to 160 in eight words.  red face

 
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Originally posted by Action Jacktion:
I hate it when a TV show has a special guest star and we discover that one of the characters is a fan of that person, even though they've never mentioned it before.  They sort of did the same thing in "Hell is Other Robots" with the Beastie Boys.

 Nah, I don't think the Beastie Boys thing was as bad. When Fry said "This is great! I've been waiting 1000 years to see a Beastie Boys concert," it's early in the series, we know that Fry's musical taste contains Sir Mix-A-Lot and, perhaps most importantly, Fry doesn't make a career out of touring with them. Plus the Beasties are also portrayed as being vain musical slackers ("That was a 1000 years ago! Now we got seven." ) who aren't interested in meeting their fans.  big grin

User_names_suck
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« Reply #72 on: 10-10-2003 19:19 »

on the commentary for the beck guesting episode
david cohen said that beck wanted more self depricating jokes like the fact that he uses annoying noises.
and the idea of the episode if futhering benders desire to be a folk musician, it works a lot better to have an actual guest star playing himself, than to make someone up.
Grim

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« Reply #73 on: 10-10-2003 20:19 »

From Insane in the Mainframe, goes something like...
 
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Bender:Fry, you may be wraped in greasy skin, but inside you've got the heart of a robot... just like in me I got the heart of a human

I so hated this line, and loved the alternate ending (even with david cohen's voice) better.
Pitt Clemens

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« Reply #74 on: 10-10-2003 22:22 »

 
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Originally posted by Grim:
 I so hated this line, and loved the alternate ending (even with david cohen's voice) better.

Stop teasing poor Americans still waiting for season three DVDs!

  mad


  cry

"You'll never be as good as Tiny Iota!"  it's eatehr incredibly funny or incredibly lame, and I'm still undecided.


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canned eggs

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« Reply #75 on: 10-29-2003 03:20 »

The line about Fry's brainslug in "Raging Bender" made me cringe.  "Poor thing starved to death." 

What is this, written by third graders?
Mouse On Venus

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« Reply #76 on: 10-29-2003 05:10 »
« Last Edit on: 10-29-2003 05:10 »

That was kinda like that joke in The Simpsons episode "Treehouse Of Horror III" where Homer offers to sacrifice himself to the brain-eating zombies and the zombies tap him on the head and then they walk off angrily shouting "BRAINS!"

 As Lew Morton said in the commentary - "Oldest joke in history!"
krokerjoker

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« Reply #77 on: 10-29-2003 16:13 »

"thats right its 2999"

"wow, a million years"

something like that, it gets right on my nerves.
Pitt Clemens

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« Reply #78 on: 10-29-2003 18:52 »

Dude...That line...Owns.
krokerjoker

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« Reply #79 on: 10-29-2003 18:58 »

i guess, i just dislike the way in the early episodes, they try to make fry look too stupid
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