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ratm9200

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« on: 10-12-2003 22:14 »

As you probly know, almost all episode titles (if not all the titles) are spoofing a book, movie, song, etc. Just wondering what peoples favorites are.

mine would have to be:
raiders of the lost arcade (AOI2-frys story)
raiders of the lost arc

roswell that ends Well
all's well that ends well

the luck of the fryish
the luck of the irish


Smile, tomorrow will be worse
Lionel Hutz Esq

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« Reply #1 on: 10-12-2003 22:25 »

Parasites Lost
Paradise Lost

I was in part a lit major..., rather great poem, if you can get into it.  For another perspecitve, watch Animal House.

Love's Labour Lost in Space.
Love's Labour Lost and Lost in Space.

Can't go wrong with merging Shakespeare and 50s SF.  Just ignore the bad 90s remake..., or laugh at it, that is what I did.
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« Reply #2 on: 10-12-2003 22:32 »
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Fry & the Slurm Factory
Willie Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

Why Must I Be A Crustatean In Love?
Why Must I Be A Teenager In Love?

Cryonic Woman
Bionic Woman
Futurama_Hil

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« Reply #3 on: 10-12-2003 22:37 »

Meh, all of them are awesome, though my personal favorite is Teenage Mutant Leela's Hurdles...quite fun to say.  smile

Is there a Futurama title that isn't a parody?
Frymeister

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« Reply #4 on: 10-12-2003 22:41 »

Maybe a couple.
Rover

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« Reply #5 on: 10-12-2003 23:11 »

Is "Mars University" a parody?
Frymeister

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« Reply #6 on: 10-12-2003 23:18 »

Ya, sort of, the Robot House thing was making fun of Animal House.
ratm9200

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« Reply #7 on: 10-12-2003 23:25 »

i think he meant is the title a parody, and i dont think it is.  on a similar note does bender should not be allowed on television have a spoof. what about devils hands are idle playthings.

just to stay on topic
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« Reply #8 on: 10-13-2003 02:22 »

Devil's Hands are idle playthings is a play on the saying "Idle Hands are the Devil's Playthings", although I don't know if that was a movie or book or anything like that (though it wouldn't surprise me).  Anyhow, I liked Where No Fan has Gone Before, both because it works so well with the Star Trek plot and because well... works with the Star Trek plot. I only like it on one level.
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« Reply #9 on: 10-13-2003 02:32 »

 
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Originally posted by Futurama_Hil:
Is there a Futurama title that isn't a parody?

I'll come up with some, correct me if I'm wrong... The Why of Fry, Space Pilot 3000, 300 Big Boys, Bender Should Not Be Allowed On TV.... War is the H-Word, The Deep South.

All I can think of for now.
alexvilagosh

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« Reply #10 on: 10-13-2003 02:38 »

Bendin' In The Wind
Blowin' In The Wind

A Bob Dylan song... couldn't think of a Beck one I suppose...
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« Reply #11 on: 10-13-2003 03:15 »

 
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Originally posted by Asylum-Fry:
 I'll come up with some, correct me if I'm wrong... The Why of Fry, Space Pilot 3000, 300 Big Boys, Bender Should Not Be Allowed On TV.... War is the H-Word, The Deep South.

All I can think of for now.

"Space Pilot 3000" is a play on the fact that it's the pilot episode.  The 3000 part is a parody of various sci-fi titles with 2000 (or some other year) in the title.

"War is the H-Word" is a parody of "War is Hell."  I don't know if that's the title of anything in particular, but it's a common saying.

"Deep South" is just a pun.
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« Reply #12 on: 10-13-2003 06:24 »

The Amazon Women On The Moon spoof (Amazon Women In The Mood) would have to be my personal favourite. It's just plain funny.

Hey, does anyone else think that some episodes are written JUST because they came up with a funny movie parody for the title? I really think that the whole anchovie thing was written into episode 1ACV06 just for the sake of using the title "A Fishful Of Dollars."
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« Reply #13 on: 10-13-2003 06:35 »

The Cyber House Rules is ripped from the title of a movie called 'The Cider House Rules'

My fave has got to be Fry and the Slurm Factory though. Purley because its my favourire Futurama ep  smile
MrBurns

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« Reply #14 on: 10-13-2003 07:01 »

Parasites Lost
I love the sound of the word "parasites".  smile
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« Reply #15 on: 10-13-2003 10:05 »

That's Lobstertainment
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« Reply #16 on: 10-13-2003 10:16 »

Hence your nick, eh?  big grin
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« Reply #17 on: 10-13-2003 10:47 »

"Idle Hands are the Devil's Playthings" is a saying. I don't believe that it's a book or movie or anything among those sorts, but I could be wrong.
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« Reply #18 on: 10-13-2003 10:50 »

luck of the irish and luck of the fryrish, Only cause I love the ep and irish people are my friends.
Prof. Wernstrum

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« Reply #19 on: 10-13-2003 10:56 »

The Problem With Popplers = The Trouble With Tribbles (Classic Star Trek episode)
Venus

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« Reply #20 on: 10-13-2003 11:10 »

Well there is a movie called Idle Hands and its about this guy whose hand gets possessed by the devil. They may be referencing that in the ep title.
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« Reply #21 on: 10-13-2003 11:24 »
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Not that I knew it but,

 http://www.tvtome.com/tvtome/servlet/GuidePageServlet/showid-249/epid-1548/

says about "Brannigan begin again":
>>Title refers to "Finnegan begin again",
a leitmotif in James Joyce's classic syllable-twister.<<
The best one is still "Parasites Lost".
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« Reply #22 on: 10-13-2003 11:36 »

Jurassic Bark-Jurassic Park
Teenage Mutant Leela's Hurdles-Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Teral

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« Reply #23 on: 10-13-2003 13:09 »

"Where No Fan Has Gone Before" - "Where no man has gone before" Can't go wrong with Star Trek references.

"A Flight To Remember" - "A Night To Remember" A Titanic reference? Classy.

"The Problem With Popplers" - "The Trouble With Tribbles" St again.  wink

"A Leela Of Her Own" - "A League Of Their Own" Good movie, watch it some day.

"Love's Labours Lost in Space" and "Teenage Mutant Leela's Hurdles" are great titles too.
Mouse On Venus

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« Reply #24 on: 10-13-2003 13:39 »

 Is "A Big Piece Of Garbage" a parody?
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« Reply #25 on: 10-13-2003 13:51 »

'The Day the Earth Stood Stupid' is a parody title of this old retro sci-fi movie
Teral

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« Reply #26 on: 10-13-2003 14:11 »

 
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Originally posted by Mouse On Venus:
 Is "A Big Piece Of Garbage" a parody?

I think it's a parody of the saying "a big pice of the action".
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« Reply #27 on: 10-13-2003 14:45 »
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I always thought "I, Roommate" was pretty clever.  It's a parody of Isaac Asimov's classic sci-fi book "I, Robot".  One of the Tales of Interest episodes, "I, Meatbag", is also a parody of this.

As for the Devil's Hands, yeah, "Idle hands are the devil's playthings" is an old saying that they referenced in the movie "Idle Hands".  And, correct me if I'm wrong (which I may be), but isn't the spelling in the episode title: "The Devil's Hands are Idol Playthings"?  'Cause if so, that's awfully clever, too.  I mean, it is anyway, but the Idol instead of Idle is a nice touch.

--Bevin
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« Reply #28 on: 10-13-2003 16:37 »

 
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Originally posted by Asylum-Fry:
I'll come up with some, correct me if I'm wrong... The Why of Fry, Space Pilot 3000, 300 Big Boys, Bender Should Not Be Allowed On TV.... War is the H-Word, The Deep South.

When I said, "what Futurama title isn't a pardoy I was more on the lines of being sarcastic, since almost all eps are in fact parodies.


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ratm9200

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« Reply #29 on: 10-13-2003 16:43 »

 
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Originally posted by Futurama_Hil:
 When I said, "what Futurama title isn't a pardoy I was more on the lines of being sarcastic, since almost all eps are in fact parodies.


yeah it can be hard to tell sarcasm in text though there needs to be a sarcstic smiley.
Prof. Wernstrum

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« Reply #30 on: 10-13-2003 19:30 »

The big list of Futurama episode title reference things:

Space Pilot 3000 - Sounds a bit like an obscure arcade shoot-em-up from the 80's but I don't think it's a direct reference to anything.
Episode II: The Series Has Landed - The episode bit is from the Star Wars films, also "The Eagle has landed" was spoken as the lunar lander reached the surface of the moon.
I, Roommate - I, Robot (book)
Love's Labours Lost in Space - Love's Labours Lost (Play) and Lost in Space (TV series)
Fear of a Bot Planet - Fear of a Black Planet (Movie)
A Fishfull of Dollars - A Fistfull of Dollars (Movie)
My Three Suns - My Three Sons (TV show)
A Big Piece of Garbage
Hell is Other Robots - "Hell is other people" - Jean Paul Sartre
A Flight to Remember - A Night to Remember (Song)
Mars University
When Aliens Attack - When Animals Attack and other crappy FOX specials
Fry and the Slurm Factory - Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Book)
I Second That Emotion - Second that motion
Brannigan Begin Again - Finnegan begin again, a leitmotif in James Joyce's classic syllable-twister apparently.
A Head in the Polls - Ahead in the polls (Saying)
Xmas Story
Why Must I Be a Crustacean in Love? - Why Must I Be a Teenager in Love? (Song)
Put Your Head on My Shoulder - (Saying)
Lesser of Two Evils - (Saying)
Raging Bender - Raging Bull (movie)
A Bicyclops Built for Two - "A bicycle made for two" - from the song Daisy, Daisy
How Hermes Requisitioned His Groove Back - How Stella Got Her Groove Back (Film)
A Clone of My Own
The Deep South
Bender Gets Made
The Problem With Popplers - The Trouble With Tribbles (Star Trek episode)
Mother's Day - (Day)
Anthology of Interest I - Books containing collections of stories e.g. Tales of Terror
The Honking - The Howling (Movie)
War is the H-Word - War is hell (Saying)
The Cryonic Woman - The Bionic Woman (TV show)
Parasites Lost - Paradise Lost (Poem)
Amazon Women in the Mood - Amazon Women on the Moon (Film)
Bendless Love - Sounds like "Endless Love" which is probably a reference to a film/song/thing which I've never heard of
The Day the Earth Stood Stupid - The Day the Earth Stood Still (Movie)
That's Lobstertainment! - That's Entertainment! (Saying)
Birdbot of Ice-Catraz - The Birdman of Alcatraz
Luck of the Fryrish - Luck of the Irish (Saying)
The Cyber House Rules - The Cider House Rules (Play)
Insane in the Mainframe - Insane in the Brain (Song)
Bendin' in the Wind - Blowin' in the Wind (Song)
Time Keeps on Slipping
I Dated a Robot
Roswell That Ends Well - All's Well that Ends Well (Saying)
A Tale of Two Santas - A Tale of Two Cities (Book)
Anthology of Interest 2
     I, Meatbag - I, Robot (Book)
     Raiders of the Lost Arcade - Raiders of the Lost Ark (Film)
     Wizzin'
Love and Rocket
Leela's Homeworld
Where the Buggalo Roam - Where the Buffalo Roam (From the song Home on the Range)
A Pharaoh to Remember - An Affair to Remember (Film)
Godfellas - Goodfellas (Film)
Futurestock - Stock market thing
A Leela of Her Own - A League of Their own (Film)
30% Iron Chef
Where No Fan Has Gone Before - Where no man has gone before (Star Trek opening titles)
Crimes of the Hot - Crimes of the Heart (Movie)
Jurassic Bark - Jurassic Park (Book)
The Route of All Evil - Money is the root of all evil (saying)
A Taste of Freedom
Kif Gets Knocked Up a Notch
Less Than Hero - Less than zero
Teenage Mutant Leela's Hurdles - Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles (TV series)
The Why of Fry
The Sting - The Sting (Movie)
The Farnsworth Parabox
Three Hundred Big Boys
Spanish Fry - Spanish Fly (Movie)
Bend Her - Ben Hur (Movie)
Obsoletely Fabulous - Absolutely Fabulous (TV series)
Bender Should Not Be Allowed on TV
The Devil's Hands Are Idle Playthings - Idle hands are the Devil's playthings (Saying)

That's a lot of references, especially since I've probably missed a few.
ratm9200

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« Reply #31 on: 10-13-2003 19:36 »

to add to the list
x-mas story - christmas story (movie and i think a book
Teral

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« Reply #32 on: 10-13-2003 20:11 »

Some of the missing episodes:

"A Night To Remember" is also a movie about the Titanic disaster. The line itself is very closely associateded  with the disaster.

"A Big Piece Of Garbage" - I still think it's related to the saying "a pice of the action", which is also a Star Trek:TOS episode, btw

"I Dated A Robot" - "I Dated A Werewolf" (movie)

"Love And Rocket" - "Love And Rockets" (comic strip/book)

"30% Iron Chef" - "Iron Cook" (TV show)

"Kif Gets Knocked up A Notch" - "kncok it up a notch" (common saying)

"A Taste Of Freedom" - "A Taste Of Armageddon" (Star Trek:TOS episode)

"Futurestock" - "Future Shock" (movie)
Lionel Hutz Esq

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« Reply #33 on: 10-13-2003 22:29 »

A few additional thoughts:


Space Pilot 3000 - Probably also indebted to Mystery Science Theater 3000.

Fear of a Bot Planet - Fear of a Black Planet (Movie) Is there a movie?  I just know the Public Enemy album

A Big Piece of Garbage -- A saying, as much as anything.

A Flight to Remember - A Night to Remember (Song)  --I think Teral pointed this out first, It's the name of the other famous Titanic Movie.  OH wait, checking above, Teral has mentioned it again.

I Second That Emotion - Second that motion -- Also the name of a Smokey Robinson (I belive, definitly MoTown) song.

Bendless Love - Sounds like "Endless Love" which is probably a reference to a film/song/thing which I've never heard of -- Actually, it is a crapy 80s movie with Brooke Shields in it.  There is also a rather popular ballad from the movie that you will hear to today.

That's Lobstertainment! - That's Entertainment! (Saying) -- Also a series of films, the first of which is a love fest for old musicals, especially MGM.

The Cyber House Rules - The Cider House Rules (Play) -- Book and Movie, not sure if there is a play.

Time Keeps on Slipping --Song (bridge in Steve Miller's (I believ) "Fly Like an Eagle"

I Dated a Robot -- I dated a Werewolf, as Teral mentions, but also a couple thousand other 50s teenage sf/horror movies
 
Roswell That Ends Well - All's Well that Ends Well (Saying) --More importantly, I'm sure, Shakespeare play

     Wizzin' -- Musical, The Wiz (also a movie where you can see Michael Jackson's old nose).

Love and Rocket -- I believe a rock band too.


Futurestock - Stock market thing -- Also a book

Teenage Mutant Leela's Hurdles - Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles (TV series)--Ninja Turtles

Spanish Fry - Spanish Fly (Movie)  -- There is a movie?  More importantly, a supposed athrodesiac available in Mexico

The Devil's Hands Are Idle Playthings - Idle hands are the Devil's playthings (Saying)  -- I haven't looked it up, but I would bet there is a Twilight Zone named this.


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« Reply #34 on: 10-15-2003 03:32 »

I think there may be a the Deep South ---> The Big Blue reference... i know it's slim, but the movie DOES end with Jean Marc Barr going under the sea to look for mermaids...
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« Reply #35 on: 10-17-2003 14:37 »

Insane in the Mainframe, Time Keeps on Slippin
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« Reply #36 on: 10-17-2003 14:58 »

 
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Spanish Fry - Spanish Fly (Movie)  -- There is a movie?  More importantly, a supposed athrodesiac available in Mexico

Spanish Fly is a music trio from New York as well.

New York, New New York. Coincidence? I think so.
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« Reply #37 on: 10-17-2003 15:31 »

A Flight To Remember - Like everyone has said, the song and the Titanic movie. But there is also a book about Titanic with the same name. ::Goes to look for it in her bookslef and can't find it, too many books::
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« Reply #38 on: 10-17-2003 16:29 »
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Insane in the Mainframe - Insane in the Brain (Song)
I think that was 'Insane in the Membrane' also a song.
My favourites are:

Parasites lost
Paradise lost
The day the earth stood stupid
The day the earth stood still
Roswell that ends well
Alls well that ends well
Beamer

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« Reply #39 on: 10-17-2003 22:02 »

Actually, Goldfish - Insane in the Mainframe is a parody of the saying "Insane in the membrane."
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