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Mouse On Venus

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« on: 12-29-2003 18:39 »

Here's a question for the many, many people without lives who listen to the DVD commentaries, watch the deleted scenes and animatics, and look at the storyboards and scripts included on the 4 Futurama DVDs.  wink

 Have you ever seen or heard about a scene/joke/plot twist that wasn't used in an episode and thought "Dammit, the episode would've been much better with that in"? If so, what was it?
 (And as a bonus question, what would you have cut in order to fit it into the episode?)

 
I personally would've liked to have kept the deleted scenes with the Professor and Flexo in Bendless Love. Although I'm not sure what I'd cut in order to keep them. Eric Horsted's episodes always have a lot of good dialogue in them.
Venus

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« Reply #1 on: 12-29-2003 18:44 »

i would have kept every single shippy moment they never used and would have cut out any and all lame jokes in order to fit it in. For example, in devils hands i would have added that cute little deleted scene and cut out one of hedonism bots scenes. Or in the sting i would have added the honey glazed scene and cut out the random Bender on fire moment.
Mouse On Venus

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« Reply #2 on: 12-29-2003 18:47 »

What about the bee landing on the flower scene that Brian Sheesley mentioned in the commentary for The Sting? Not shippy as such but cuter than the final ending.
Venus

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« Reply #3 on: 12-29-2003 18:51 »

im an american so i don't have the dvd set so i havn't heard of that scene but if what your descrubing is what i think your describing, and a bee comes out of nowhere and lands on the flowers at the foot of her bed i would not like that ending at all cause it would indicate that she didn't wake up and was actually still in her coma which would have been horrible.
Anarchist

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« Reply #4 on: 12-29-2003 18:57 »

I don't know about the honey-glazed scene. "Why am I sticky and naked? Did I miss something fun?" is a lot cuter and more in-character for Fry in my opinion.
Teral

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« Reply #5 on: 12-29-2003 19:00 »
« Last Edit on: 12-29-2003 19:00 »


Eidt: Spoilerfied for those who don't own the season 4 DVD's. Get them, get them now! You wont regret it.
Mouse On Venus

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« Reply #6 on: 12-29-2003 19:01 »
« Last Edit on: 12-29-2003 19:01 »

I actually have no idea what the scene looks like. Here's what they said in the commentary (with spoiler tags for people who don't want to see it yet):


Make of that what you will. I just assumed it was a cuter ending he was referring to.

 With Kif Gets Knocked Up A Notch, there was a lot of good stuff cut out, but to me it feels like in order for that episode to have been a classic with that storyline it would've had to have been an hour long.   frown So I would've tried a different plot.
PCC Fred

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« Reply #7 on: 12-29-2003 19:26 »

I'm with Venus and Teral, the deleted scene from "The Devil's Hands..." should have been in the episode.
Mouse On Venus

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« Reply #8 on: 12-29-2003 19:34 »

And I have to say I disagee, since I prefer the more ambiguous nature of the ending without that scene.

 I would've liked Mrs. Mellinger's description of "stupid fingers" to have remained though, just 'coz I find it so humourous that the Robot Devil took music lessons from her. Oh well.  laff
Pikka Bird

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« Reply #9 on: 12-29-2003 19:46 »

One word: The-scene-where-the-professey-wears-the pimp-hat-with-the-gigantic-feather.
And cut out the egg scene...
Teral

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« Reply #10 on: 12-29-2003 20:42 »
« Last Edit on: 12-29-2003 20:42 »

Oh, this scene from "Less Than Hero" absolutely, positively need to be in there:


Just for the Leg-mutant joke.

Dump any Zoo-keeper scene.

Pikka Bird

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« Reply #11 on: 12-29-2003 20:46 »

Yeah, the Zookeeper was theworst villain EVAR!! Hey Teral, we must be in the same timezone (according to my logic circuits) Does this mean you're a critter of the night as well?
And yes- more Leg-mutant jokes. Does he have a name?
Teral

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« Reply #12 on: 12-29-2003 20:53 »

Yeah, I tend to stay up late. Afterall I have at least 3.5 hours 'til I have to be at work, and.... Oh, God I forgot to sleep!!
 
His name is Leg-mutant. Even David X Cohen refers to him as such.
Pikka Bird

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« Reply #13 on: 12-29-2003 20:57 »

I know that feeling. I got up at 10am went to bed at the 10am. Got up at 3pm. And still here. And the day before, I went to bed at 6am. I don't think it's healthy.
And back to the topic: next, please!
spacepilot3000

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« Reply #14 on: 12-29-2003 20:59 »

I don't own Season 4 (damn Reigon 1!) yet. But that deleted scene from "Devil's Hands.." that I've been hearing about really needed to be in there. It would've been a nice touch.
Mercapto

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« Reply #15 on: 12-29-2003 21:01 »

I think Danes might all be creatures of the night.

Anyway, I have to go with Venus et al. and vote for deleted scene with Fry and Leela from The Devil's Hands. So very cute.  love
alexvilagosh

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« Reply #16 on: 12-29-2003 22:27 »

The deleted scene in '30% Iron Chef' which is an extention of Zoidberg walking in the room with the coat on and everything in his jacket is great...
mjsmith

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« Reply #17 on: 12-29-2003 23:49 »
« Last Edit on: 12-30-2003 00:00 »

I thought the end credits of tonight's Spanish Fry episode sucks! I think it's better if they put it on the beginning of the Birdbot Of Ice-Catraz episode where it's really belong.

As for the cuter Sting ending, I would agreed that would been a cuter ending with the bee on the flower one. But, that shower thing still give me a smile every time I see it.   smile
Venus

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« Reply #18 on: 12-30-2003 00:30 »

 
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Originally posted by Mouse On Venus:

DXC is a fan of the emotion! Hurray! I knew he was awesome for a reason! And that bee on the flower ending they mention does sound suspiciously like an insinuation that she never woke up and was in a coma forever which would have been an unbelievably cruel ending. Thank god they went with what they did.
zoidyzoid

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« Reply #19 on: 12-30-2003 00:40 »
« Last Edit on: 12-30-2003 00:40 »

It would have been interesting if the serial number thing mentioned on the Bender Gets Made commentary was used, but it would have made a lot of people quite pissed off.
The only truly great deleted scene I know of (bear in mind I only have season 1 and 2 on DVD so far) is Mom's line from Raging Bender. I can understand why it was cut, however...

HawkingHole4001

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« Reply #20 on: 12-30-2003 00:48 »

There was an extended scene in My Three Suns that they mention in the Commentary in which everyone tries to make Fry cry out the Emperor by telling him their depressing stories. I would love to hear the Zoidberg and Hermes stories.
DotheBartman

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« Reply #21 on: 12-30-2003 02:13 »

All I have so far is seasons one and two but...

X-Mas Story and Raging Bender both had some really great deleted moments.  I'm not sure what I would take out though.  There's probably the odd line in Raging Bender that could be sacrificed to hear Mom say "Make that bitch your bitch you bastard!".
Nixorbo

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« Reply #22 on: 12-30-2003 09:34 »

The "Sleeping my way to the top" scene from Brannigan, Begin Again.  Priceless.
Action Jacktion

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« Reply #23 on: 12-30-2003 10:40 »
« Last Edit on: 12-31-2003 00:00 »

Sometimes they cut scenes that would have made the story make more sense, like the bit in "Xmas Story" where we find who sent Fry his card, or the extended explanation about future movies in "Raging Bender."

Also, they've cut at least two scenes in which characters specualte if Leela is pregnant.  I guess they didn't want fans to really wonder about that.  (They also cut the scene in "The Series has Landed" that implies Bender impregnated the Crushinator, though their child showed up in an issue of the comic book.)
Mouse On Venus

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« Reply #24 on: 12-30-2003 13:39 »

 
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Originally posted by Teral:
Oh, this scene from "Less Than Hero" absolutely, positively need to be in there...

 Agreed. That was great. On a season 4 tip, here's two more things I'd like to have kept in:

 Leela's Homeworld
 

 Obsoletely Fabulous

 
QueenOfRobonia

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« Reply #25 on: 12-31-2003 15:30 »

In Crimes of the Hot there was a deleted scene where Fry explained why he was wearing a wooly hat when it was so hot, but in the finished episode, he's wearing the hat and its not explained why! It's not really that bad but it's a bit stupid!
futuramamama

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« Reply #26 on: 01-01-2004 13:33 »

 
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Originally posted by DotheBartman:
All I have so far is seasons one and two but....

Dude, you got to get the seasons three and four. Their awesome, awesome to the max.

Teral

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« Reply #27 on: 01-01-2004 18:53 »

From "Where No Fan Has Gone Before"


(While fleeing from Melllvar, Leela is at the helm Zapp and Bender (carrying Shatner's head-in-a-jar stand next to her)
Zapp Brannigan: "Leela, this situation call for testosteron! Straight up, no cleavage. Anything else would be sabotage."

Cut the Jim Carrey movies joke.

DotheBartman

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« Reply #28 on: 01-02-2004 01:47 »

 
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Originally posted by futuramamama:
 Dude, you got to get the seasons three and four. Their awesome, awesome to the max.


I know, infact I'd actually prefer three and four over one and two (although I want to eventually own them all).  I just don't have three and four yet since they haven't been released in the States.

Beamer

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« Reply #29 on: 01-02-2004 02:37 »

The deleted scene in Xmas Story where Dr. Zoidberg doesn't get Conan O'Brian's jokes. Okay, so it wasn't that funny - but it makes his "We can only hope!" line later on in the episode a lot funnier.
MrBurns

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« Reply #30 on: 01-02-2004 08:24 »

 
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Originally posted by Venus:
Or in the sting i would have added the honey glazed scene and cut out the random Bender on fire moment.

Hell no! That one was so damn funny! Also what they said about it in the audio commentary.
And hedonism bot was great too.

I'd have liked The Honking even more if they had left that scene in where the Professor asks how many innocent people will have to die and Bender shouts "Not enough!". That's sooo great!  big grin
Shadowstar

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« Reply #31 on: 01-02-2004 08:37 »
« Last Edit on: 01-02-2004 08:37 »

I don't really like the deleted scenes that much. With deleted scenes of practically every show or movie, I find why they were deleted: because they suck! I'm in the US, and from what I've heard from that honey scene in "The Sting," thank God they cut that out. Although some of these cut scenes from seasons 3 and 4 seem good, maybe when the DVDs are released here, they'll change my mind.
Also, you can't cut out the random Bender on fire! That's random comic genius!
MrBurns

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« Reply #32 on: 01-02-2004 12:56 »

 
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Originally posted by Shadowstar:
With deleted scenes of practically every show or movie, I find why they were deleted: because they suck!

Alien and Terminator 2 are good examples.

Mouse On Venus

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« Reply #33 on: 01-02-2004 17:50 »

Ice Age too. Thank god they cut out that awful Sylvia character!  red face
Thoth

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« Reply #34 on: 01-02-2004 18:30 »

Raging Bender
They should have kept the plot where Bender defeted Destructor by climbing inside him and finding the janitor to know where to shut him off  laff

Birdbot of Ice-catraz

The Cyber House Rules

Leelas Homeworld

The Sting

The Devils Hands are Idle Play Things
Mouse On Venus

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« Reply #35 on: 01-02-2004 19:21 »

 
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Originally posted by Thoth:
Raging Bender
They should have kept the plot where Bender defeted Destructor by climbing inside him and finding the janitor to know where to shut him off   laff

Agreed. Not sure how the ending would've turned out though - what do you do when you cheat a fight script?!

 
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The Cyber House Rules

Also agreed, That was so funny!  laff
dimension_8

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« Reply #36 on: 06-10-2004 11:54 »
« Last Edit on: 06-10-2004 11:54 »

Delted scene in The Farnsworth Paradox:
That made me chuckle the first time I saw it, thought it should've been in the real thing.
GreyThinkyWhale

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« Reply #37 on: 06-25-2005 21:54 »
« Last Edit on: 06-25-2005 21:54 »

*bump*

My favourite deleted scene that they should've kept is the scene from a Pharoah to Remember when Scruffy s spinning a plate on his broom...
That line makes me laugh every time I see it, it's just so random...

What I would have cut to fit that in? Commercials!   tongue
bish

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« Reply #38 on: 06-30-2005 10:40 »

i always thought the clown joke cut from parasites lost was a dissapointment, however, trying to remember, they had to cut 10 or so minutes of that epsiode to make it fit. it's a real shame that the DVD's don't have ALL the deleted scenes, e.g. the ones that were written but never animated, even if it was just a script showing them.
j_ohanley

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« Reply #39 on: 06-30-2005 22:19 »

 
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Originally posted by Action Jacktion:
Also, they've cut at least two scenes in which characters specualte if Leela is pregnant.  I guess they didn't want fans to really wonder about that. 

Okay, there was the TKoS one, but what were the other(s)?

Anyway, I would have kept the honey glazed and talking planets moments in The Sting, at the expense of Leela's sponge lines, and maybe some of the conversation at the beginning.
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