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Jamesbondcja

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« Reply #40 on: 11-01-2003 07:50 »
« Last Edit on: 11-01-2003 07:50 »

Hi Decent_Jam welcome to the house of peel.

This episode in my opinion was very good - the song bit of course being the best bit.

Is that one of those Led Zepplins ive heard so much about?

TOTPD   cool   big grin   cool
User_names_suck
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« Reply #41 on: 11-01-2003 15:09 »

 
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Originally posted by Pitt Clemens:
<---Huge Beck Fan.

Slightly on the kiss-ass side
"I've always wanted to transend genres even as I re-invented them, just like you."

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you could be the greatest musician who ever lived

why cause i can make annoying noises

exactly, i use those all the time in my music.

"like when i worte devils haircut i was feeling really... whats that song about"

"yeah i could write a song, with real words, not phony ones like odelay"

surley the 3 insults to 1 kiss ass make up for it,
i've said it twice before that beck wanted more self depricating stuff, david x said so on the commentary
Pitt Clemens

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« Reply #42 on: 11-07-2003 13:30 »

^^^I'm not surprised, afterall, the mans' first hit single was called "Loser" Right?  It's a shame Beercan didn't catch on, tho.  That's a sweet track.
PCC Fred

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« Reply #43 on: 03-18-2004 18:55 »

*bumped for leelaholic's benefit*

It's an okayish episode.  Actually it's a pretty lousy episode, but Leela looks so cute when she says "Bummer!" near the end...  love
Sil

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« Reply #44 on: 03-18-2004 19:03 »

I'll jump in here and follow my own advice! I like the ep, I think it's underrated, but that may have something to do with my private, personal and totally unconnected to PEEL views on *whispers* marijuana .

I loved the accuracy of the VW Bug. I want a Shaggin' Wagon!  love
leelaholic

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« Reply #45 on: 03-18-2004 19:12 »
« Last Edit on: 03-18-2004 19:12 »

 
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Originally posted by PCC Fred:
*bumped for leelaholic's benefit*

It's an okayish episode.  Actually it's a pretty lousy episode, but Leela looks so cute when she says "Bummer!" near the end...    love
I prefer this part...

Ohmygod! The strap's broke!  love you can see her ENTIRE SHOULDER!!  love  love

As for the episode, I think it's hilarious. Especially Bender's "My Broken Friend" song.
Woodbot 2.0

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« Reply #46 on: 03-18-2004 19:24 »
« Last Edit on: 03-18-2004 19:24 »

One word descripes the episode:
Ranadok

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« Reply #47 on: 03-18-2004 20:19 »

It would have been better without Beck (I'd barely heard of him before the episode... so it just came across as annoying guest-star pandering), but other than that, it's fairly decent.  Bender's body suddenly coming back to life is more than a little annoying, though.  (And WHY didn't he just buy a NEW body? They showed that he could get new legs in Hell is Other Robots, why not arms and torso?)  I liked the songs, though, and "Scarborough Fair" was gold.
SlackJawedMoron

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« Reply #48 on: 03-18-2004 23:11 »

Episode is your average run-of-the-mill ep. Therefore, it's great! Not one of my favourites, but it made me laugh out loud several times. The only Beck songs I've ever heard are 'Loser' (naturally), and Devil's 'Haircut,' though a chum of mine was into a while ago, so I got all the jokes concerning him, and conerning music in general. The 'miraculous' healing of Bender's body was somehting of a cop out, though. Oh well.
"Like when I was writing Devil's Haircut, I was feeling really... what's that song about?"  big grin Funny 'cause it's true.

It's still better than all the S4 Bender eps ('cept maybe BSNBAOTV).
Spineless

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« Reply #49 on: 03-18-2004 23:31 »

I'd say average.  I didn't think it was too bad.  I've seen worse.  A Leela of Her Own anyone?  But I didn't mind Beck, nor most of the rest of it.  In fact, I'd put it slightly above average IMO.  Still, not Bender's best episode.
nerdlingus

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« Reply #50 on: 03-19-2004 09:09 »

I liked this episode alot, I also like some of Becks music so it kind of helped.

To Ranadok - I'm sure you would've heard his track "Loser" back in the day...
Gorky

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« Reply #51 on: 03-19-2004 18:08 »

I think that this is definitely the best Bender episode. The plot is great, Beck is great, and I loved the ending ("Fry cracked corn and I don't care. Leela cracked corn and I don't care. Bender cracked corn and Bender is greaaaaaaat!" ). Definitely a solid episode, 5/5.
Ranadok

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« Reply #52 on: 03-19-2004 20:19 »
« Last Edit on: 03-19-2004 20:19 »

 
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Originally posted by nerdlingus:
To Ranadok - I'm sure you would've heard his track "Loser" back in the day...

I doubt that, but I'll see if I can "find" it to be sure...

Edit: Nope, never heard it before.  Well, I did hear a Wierd Al parody of it, but that doesn't really count, now does it?
winna

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« Reply #53 on: 03-19-2004 20:39 »

I liked it...  even when I saw it the first time on a tv that had horrible reception.
Jaksiel

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« Reply #54 on: 03-19-2004 22:20 »

I can't believe so many people hate this episode.  Beck is excellent.

"Odelay is so a word, just look in the Becktionary!"
"Bender, that was the best 40-minute washboard solo I've ever heard.  The parts where I was awake blew my mind."

Quite simply, Beck is the man.
FishyJoe

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« Reply #55 on: 03-20-2004 01:26 »

 
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Originally posted by Ranadok:
  I doubt that, but I'll see if I can "find" it to be sure...

Edit: Nope, never heard it before.  Well, I did hear a Wierd Al parody of it, but that doesn't really count, now does it?

Heh. It was a polka cover, not a parody! But that's mainly where I knew him from, before seeing this episode.

After watching the commentary for this episode, I see that the celebrity ass-kissing was genuine love of Beck on the part of the writers. That doesn't change anything, though...I still hate this episode.
Ranadok

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« Reply #56 on: 03-20-2004 03:57 »

 
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Originally posted by FishyJoe:
 Heh. It was a polka cover, not a parody! But that's mainly where I knew him from, before seeing this episode.
Eh, close enough for my purposes. I recognized the tune, not the words. I still had no idea that it was Beck's song.
Shaucker

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« Reply #57 on: 03-20-2004 21:14 »

"Fry crack corn and I don't care, Leela crack corn I still don't care, Bender crack corn and he is great, take THAT you stupid corn!"

I love Bendin' in the Wind! I thought Beck was really great, a real good sport (odelay is a real word, it's here in the Becktionary).
Some of the greatest one liners from the season:
"Eew, you're touching them!"
"Yeah, I've had used cars before"
"Bummer"
The US map was genius, and the harmonica stuff was wicked awesome...one of the best of the season, with Roswell, Fryrish, Parasites, and AOI2.
Shadowstar

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« Reply #58 on: 03-20-2004 21:22 »

I'm sorry, but I did not find this episode very good at all. This one is at the bottom of the list. Not that far down, but still there. I mean, the plot was OK, I liked the song, but it just wasn't funny.
alexvilagosh

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« Reply #59 on: 03-20-2004 21:26 »

This is in my top 5 episodes too, but then I am a huge Beck fan.

I thought it was funny, had a good story, best Futurama song.... loved it.
feralHuman

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« Reply #60 on: 03-20-2004 22:58 »

Get a celebrity guest and build a lame story round it... tsk tsk. It's this very sort of thing that's killing the simpsons.

Fry was born in the mid 70s, why the heck would he care about 60s hippy culture. Writters using the show to pander about their lost youth i guess.

A clear thumbs down for this ep. for me.
nerdlingus

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« Reply #61 on: 03-23-2004 05:03 »
« Last Edit on: 03-23-2004 05:03 »

I can't believe no-one likes this episode much what with great scenes such as Bender shitting bricks and with everyone turning a bit hippy, i thought it was great!

Zoidberg : "Ugh, your touching them!"
Gorky

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« Reply #62 on: 03-23-2004 17:28 »

I neglected mentioning this earlier, but I think that this episode's song ("My Broken Friend" ) is one of the best original songs out of all of the songs on Futurama.
Frank Horrigan

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« Reply #63 on: 03-23-2004 18:01 »
« Last Edit on: 03-23-2004 18:01 »

I think this is one of the most unsatisfying episodes. A few good jokes but overall not that funny.

I think the main reason for disliking this episode is the fact that we see the crew drive around in a old dirty van wearing hippieclothes and many other stuff involving the sixties movement in a show about the FUTURE. I want to see aliens, planets, space, futuristic cities etc... Another annoying thing is when Bender makes a Christina Aguilera joke. Why would he know who she is? She's not even worth mentioning in a good show like this. Beck did nothing for me. They could atleast have chosen a better suitable artist that actually was big during the sixties. The Bender song was terrible. I can go on...

The only good about this episode apart from that it is in fact FUTURAMA, is Patchcord Adams. He was pretty funny.
boxie

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« Reply #64 on: 03-24-2004 08:01 »

I thought Patchcorn Adams was pretty weak.

His 'floppy wheels' were ace though...
SlackJawedMoron

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« Reply #65 on: 03-24-2004 08:14 »

That was the point though, wasn't it?
"For God's sake, somebody kick his ass!"
meisterPOOP

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« Reply #66 on: 01-01-2012 05:37 »
« Last Edit on: 01-01-2012 05:44 »

This episode sucked the first time and it'll suck this time too.  Wow i'm in a good mood today.  smile

this is like the 'nsync episode of simpsons, except with beck.  But beck is used in just as annoying a way as any celeb guest star ever was.  A new low for futurama! hurray for crap!

While this episode sucked for the time...I feel the premise is more suited for today (2012)...

Fry: No, it's an old Volkswagen van. [He wipes the window clean and sees some hippie skeletons inside.] [shouting] Hey, Mister? Mind if I take this old van?

Sal: [shouting] Sure. You wanna dump the corpses out of theres, it's yourses.

Fry: Yeah, yeah, I've gotten used cars before.

[Fry grunts and groans as he pushes the VW into the hangar. He wears the previous owner's bandana. Bender sits inside and guzzles down a beer. The rest of the staff gather around.]

Leela: What's that? One of those Jefferson Starships I've heard so much about?

Fry: It's called a van, and in light of the fact that it's not a-rockin', I invite you to come a-knockin'!

[He slides open the door and the staff peer inside at all the beads and beanbags and throws.]

futurefreak

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« Reply #67 on: 02-07-2013 08:55 »

Bumped thread and added a poll. I was here for other reasons, don't ask!

Apparently I never reviewed this ep, I'll have to go back and rewatch it. But what I do remember I liked the referential car chase scene.
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #68 on: 02-07-2013 09:00 »

This is one of the most forgettable episodes of the series for me. It's not particularly bad, but it lacks anything to make it stand out. I'd probably rate it something like a 6/10. I haven't seen this episode for a long time though, so that's subject to change.
AllEggsIn1Basket

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« Reply #69 on: 02-07-2013 15:01 »

Ahh, but this episode does include an instrument of time travel- a bong. The highlight of the episode for me, however, is the future version of Simon and Garfunkel's Scarborough Fair rendition. The robotic "parsley-sage-rosemary-and-thyme" reminds my of my husband's singing.
TheMadCapper

Fluffy
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« Reply #70 on: 02-07-2013 18:02 »
« Last Edit on: 02-07-2013 18:06 »

Oh yes, the Cylon and Garfunkel moment was one of my favorites, from the first time the episode aired.

Battlestar Galactica was a distant memory from 1978, before I was born. The new series of BSG didn't launch until 2003.

Bendin' in the Wind aired in 2001 - making it a very dated joke at the time AND it relied on Simon and Garfunkel, not exactly in the headlines back in 2001. It's actually fresher now than it was when Bendin' in the Wind aired, thanks to their having toured a few times in the last decade. Prior to the episode, 1993 was their last tour.
Inquisitor Hein
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« Reply #71 on: 02-22-2013 00:20 »

Upon first seeing, the episode did not seen very special.
Yet, after repeated viewings, I started to like it much more.

20th century themes are usually a hit in Futurama. We have also seen the PC crew abandon/ignoring their job several times. Yet, doing so as de-factor-hippies had a certain appeal wink
Mr Snrub

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« Reply #72 on: 02-22-2013 00:42 »

Older fans seem far more critical of episodes than fans are today. That probably says something about either old run Futurama or its fans, but I can't be arsed to draw a conclusion.

In any case, I do really like this episode. I didn't feel Beck had his ass kissed as much as people claim, and the side plot was pointless but sweet.
Inquisitor Hein
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« Reply #73 on: 02-22-2013 11:24 »

Older fans seem far more critical of episodes than fans are today. That probably says something about either old run Futurama or its fans, but I can't be arsed to draw a conclusion.

Wait until those fans get REALLY old. Do you know the names "Waldorf" and "Statler" ? big grin
Mr Snrub

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« Reply #74 on: 06-01-2013 21:29 »

Just popping in to say I just had the misfortune of watching the Simpsons episode "Lisa Goes Gaga". Now THAT is an episode that kisses the ass of its guest star.
TheAnvil

Bending Unit
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« Reply #75 on: 06-02-2013 11:37 »

Wow I can't believe the thread was originally made around 12 years ago.

I actually really like the episode. The plot isn't great but the gags are fantastic.
Mr Zoidberg

Delivery Boy
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« Reply #76 on: 06-27-2013 19:57 »

Loved the episode, don't get all the hate
SolidSnake

Professor
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« Reply #77 on: 10-05-2013 00:35 »

7/10

Wasn't a big fan of this one. It has it's moments, but the episode itself felt pretty stale, and had some pretty stupid moments. Don't hate it, but not a absolute fan of it either. Like I said, it had it's moments.
stum

Starship Captain
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« Reply #78 on: 10-05-2013 01:00 »

Your reviews are terrible. Go into a bit more detail about what you like or don't like. Sorry if I come across mean.
Inquisitor Hein
Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #79 on: 10-05-2013 01:40 »
« Last Edit on: 10-05-2013 02:09 »

Your reviews are terrible. Go into a bit more detail about what you like or don't like. Sorry if I come across mean.

It rather comes across as "I am new to a forum, and I try to find out my limits for rude behaviour"
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