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Tofu_Lion

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« Reply #520 on: 02-19-2012 02:14 »

That line always makes me cringe a little inside, though it'd actually be fine on just about any other show. It just strikes me as out of place, not for the character but for the show.
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« Reply #521 on: 02-19-2012 22:06 »
« Last Edit on: 02-20-2012 00:28 »

As much as I like Amy, this is the lamest line in futurama history:

"Oh, come on, Leela. Deep down, all girls want to be Miss Universe." [Leela objects] "Really? Maybe it's just cute girls."

It was painfully unfunny and extremely awkward. I cringed and actually felt embarrassed for the writers.

The second worst line is from the same episode. The ending line, fry saying "is there a burn ward within 10 feet from here"? Absolutely horrible. Come to think of it, this might be even worse than the amy line...
Tofu_Lion

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« Reply #522 on: 02-19-2012 23:36 »

Yeah the radiator part was great but they finished it off with a real lazy one. Still a funny sequence though.
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« Reply #523 on: 02-20-2012 00:03 »

The second worst line is from the same episode. The ending line, fry saying "is there a burn warden within 10 feet from here"? Absolutely horrible. Come to think of it, this might be even worse than the amy line...

What in the spiky, sweaty, claustrophobic hell for child molesters is a "burn warden" ? Fry says burn ward - ie: a place where he can have the burns he got from making out with a radiator treated.
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« Reply #524 on: 02-20-2012 00:28 »

That's what I meant... spelling mistake/typo shifty
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« Reply #525 on: 02-20-2012 02:22 »

I really hate Leela's line in A Clockwork Origin that signs off Act I: "Oh, no! My sunglasses were in there!"

I just don't find it funny. hmpf

I thought that line was okay; not brilliant, but acceptable. It doesn't really seem like a very 'Leela' thing to say though.

True. She should have said, "Oh no! My sunglass was in there!"
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #526 on: 02-20-2012 02:26 »

Not if she had more than one of them.

I was going to say more than one pair, but well... you know.
Scrappylive

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« Reply #527 on: 02-20-2012 04:00 »

Actually, Xanfor makes a great point. This alteration would have made it into two jokes:
1) I am concerned about the lesser issue, and
2) I am a cyclops.

I don't like or laugh at the sunglasses line, but I would probably chuckle at the altered "sunglass" version.
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #528 on: 02-26-2012 00:17 »

Amy: If we could use that field to generate electrical current, we could actually harness the Earth's rotational ener... Ener... '[She sneezes.]
Farnsworth: Yes, the Earth's rotational ener-kerchoo. Go on.

 no no  no no  no no  no no  no no

I never realised how poorly placed this "joke" is. The very thought of it makes me cringe.
DannyJC13

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« Reply #529 on: 02-26-2012 00:22 »

I'll second that Unreal, hate that line. *cringe*
Tofu_Lion

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« Reply #530 on: 02-26-2012 03:28 »

That episode has arguably the worst part ever; when all the cats join hands and dance, singing "Meow meow, meow meow meow meow meow..." I remember watching it the first time, I'm sure I looked like I had just eaten something sour, or like I had just read a bunch of Zubans' old posts.
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #531 on: 02-26-2012 05:07 »

Admittedly, that triggered a small chuckle for me in a really silly way. It's the kind of thing that I really don't like, yet still can't help but find it amusing.
Scrappylive

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« Reply #532 on: 02-26-2012 06:49 »
« Last Edit on: 02-26-2012 06:55 »

I think I can use a funny Bender line to explain the joy I find in that lame cat dance:

"I don't know why but when I look down at their little faces, it makes me wanna puke! In a good way!"



There is a terrible Bender line in Bender's Big Score that I cannot stand, no-sir-ee:

"I will always treasure it and immediately hawk it."

I like the idea of the joke, but it was just so poorly executed... no no
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #533 on: 02-27-2012 03:58 »

Hermes: Don't you ever stop to think?

Fry: I never stopped to think about it...

While not really "lame" I find this line to be exceptionally forced and out-of-place for Futurama. The "I give up line" in ABPOG is the same.
Tofu_Lion

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« Reply #534 on: 02-27-2012 10:48 »

I've really grown to dislike Leela's "Oh Lord." It was funny at first, but now she's used it too many times and she sounds a little more arrogant/superior each time. Also agree with the above Bender line posted by Scrappy. It shouldn't have made air.
DannyJC13

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« Reply #535 on: 02-27-2012 17:43 »

Hermes: Don't you ever stop to think?

Fry: I never stopped to think about it...

I thought that was a great line. hmpf
Tachyon

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« Reply #536 on: 02-27-2012 21:47 »

I've really grown to dislike Leela's "Oh Lord." It was funny at first, but now she's used it too many times and she sounds a little more arrogant/superior each time. Also agree with the above Bender line posted by Scrappy. It shouldn't have made air.

I agree that Bender line was awful, but Leela's "Oh, Lord" is beautiful, every time.

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« Reply #537 on: 02-27-2012 21:51 »

The line: "Oh lord, he's made of wood!" gets me every time. It just feels like it's it the right place. I agree, it's timeless...
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« Reply #538 on: 02-27-2012 21:53 »

Hermes: Don't you ever stop to think?

Fry: I never stopped to think about it...

I thought that was a great line. hmpf

Same here, but that's because it is a great line!...
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #539 on: 02-27-2012 23:14 »

Hermes: Don't you ever stop to think?

Fry: I never stopped to think about it...

I thought that was a great line. hmpf

Same here, but that's because it is a great line!...

You're both lame.

I don't think it's funny at all. It doesn't feel like much effort went into that spot, so they just threw in a cheap, forced joke.
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« Reply #540 on: 02-27-2012 23:21 »

It's actually a very typical Fry line, very much in his character...
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #541 on: 02-27-2012 23:23 »

You shut up sir!

Gorky

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« Reply #542 on: 02-28-2012 00:50 »

Hermes: Don't you ever stop to think?

Fry: I never stopped to think about it...

While not really "lame" I find this line to be exceptionally forced and out-of-place for Futurama. The "I give up line" in ABPOG is the same.

Agreed. They just feel like easy, almost cutesy jokes (particularly that exchange between Fry and Hermes). "Lame" probably is an accurate description.

The line: "Oh lord, he's made of wood!" gets me every time. It just feels like it's it the right place.

Also agreed. I love Leela's exasperation at the morons around her. (On that note--and to get slightly-but-hopefully-not-offensively off-topic: even though I think it's an otherwise forgettable and downright annoying episode, Leela may just be at her snarky best in "A Pharaoh to Remember." She's kind of the Only Sane Man on that planet.)
Tofu_Lion

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« Reply #543 on: 02-28-2012 01:10 »

"Oh Lord" is just overused imo. I get that it's supposed to add to her attitude of being above it all, but it still annoys me after hearing it seemingly at every opportunity. Maybe it's also 'cause I don't like the character as much as I used to.
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #544 on: 02-28-2012 04:05 »

Honestly, I never even noticed that she said it frequently until someone pointed it out.

It's probably the most subtle catchphrase on the show if you ask me. Everyone knows about "Good news, everyone!" and "Bite my shiny metal ass!", but "Oh, Lord" is fairly unheard of by comparison.
Tofu_Lion

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« Reply #545 on: 02-28-2012 04:13 »

It's fairly new, compared to the others. I think Leela started saying it in Season 4, but moreso in Season 6. I must admit to watching a ton of Futurama DVDs lately, which makes it more noticeable.
Svip

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« Reply #546 on: 02-28-2012 12:33 »

It's fairly new, compared to the others. I think Leela started saying it in Season 4, but moreso in Season 6. I must admit to watching a ton of Futurama DVDs lately, which makes it more noticeable.

Wanna bet?  Actually, I can only find two examples prior to season 4.
Scrappylive

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« Reply #547 on: 02-29-2012 04:14 »

According to the all-might Infosphere, Leela has used that line in 13 episodes, 6 of which are in Season 6. 2 are in the movies and 5 are in Seasons 3-4.
Tofu_Lion

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« Reply #548 on: 02-29-2012 09:47 »

I was almost correct. That's the best kind of correct.
Scrappylive

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« Reply #549 on: 02-29-2012 15:48 »

Yes, because being 100% correct is just dreadful. tongue
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« Reply #550 on: 02-29-2012 20:35 »

Its hard to pick one lame line. I love futurama but just like any other tv show, there are always lame lines but they make the show funnier. If you ever watch a show that tries to have a punch line joke in everything they say sucks. But when you have lots of lame jokes and then in them are some really funny jokes it makes it better!!!
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« Reply #551 on: 02-29-2012 20:38 »

But then some jokes that I find very funny someone else finds lame, so I guess no one can really say they are lame jokes. A lot of the lame jokes I have read in this thread I find funny! It all has to do with who you are really
DannyJC13

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« Reply #552 on: 02-29-2012 22:07 »

No need to double post, use the edit button. tongue
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #553 on: 06-21-2012 12:16 »

"It's a dam!"

"Damn!"

It's a grate!"

"Great!"

 roll eyes (I will admit that I chuckled at the line, but still...)
Louiswuenator

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« Reply #554 on: 06-21-2012 18:21 »

Don't worry UL, that line is gonna grow on you simply because it's so absurdly obvious. smile
Gorky

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« Reply #555 on: 06-21-2012 18:31 »

Two from "A Farewell to Arms" that didn't much do it for me: Zoidberg's "I am lost!" when he interrupted Fry and Leela's would-be balcony lovin', and Bender's "Very near!" (accompanied by the crazy, bulging eyes) when he saw Mars approaching the PE building. The former was patently lame, and the latter was kind of cheesy and Saturday morning cartoon-y (if that makes sense). 
Tachyon

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« Reply #556 on: 06-21-2012 21:49 »


I thought the "I am lost!" was OK.  I was zoning out a bit and need to re-watch both new eps a couple of times and enjoy more of the details.

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« Reply #557 on: 06-23-2012 13:11 »

Two from "A Farewell to Arms" that didn't much do it for me: Zoidberg's "I am lost!" when he interrupted Fry and Leela's would-be balcony lovin', and Bender's "Very near!" (accompanied by the crazy, bulging eyes) when he saw Mars approaching the PE building. The former was patently lame, and the latter was kind of cheesy and Saturday morning cartoon-y (if that makes sense). 

I agree on the "Very near!". That whole "I feel she somehow is near me" was such an obvious setup for that lame joke...
But Zoidberg's "I am lost!"? I loved that. It wouldn't work for any other character, but with him, it's actually believable.
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« Reply #558 on: 06-23-2012 14:24 »

When I saw the "I am lost" sequence, I recognized it as a silly confused Zoidberg joke, but I simultaneously thought of what a dark joke it could be taken as. Zoidberg is living in poverty on a planet far from his home world, away from others of his kind, unlucky in love, terrible at his job, and mostly abused by his coworkers when they notice him. He didn't intend for his life to work out this way, I'm sure.
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« Reply #559 on: 06-25-2012 19:00 »

After a second viewing of Farewell to Arms, a few more lines have struck me as matching for this thread.
Amy: "Oh my God! Look what my flashlight found!"
Fry: "No one can have my pants! Not even the holy one, blessed be he."
Coward Man: "Coward Man Away!"
Leela: "If only I could get back all that time I was watching Tron Legacy."

And once again the "Very near" line that is getting worse every time I see it.
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