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Donnie Zoido

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« on: 01-08-2004 13:42 »

Hi everyone, I don't know if this has been done before, but who cares, it's my first thread, humour me...

What are everyones' favorite episodes that other people have said they hated?

I quite liked Bendin' In The Wind, and I thought That's Lobstertainment was okay. Also, I heard someone say they hated Devil's Hands Are Idle Playthings. Damn them to hell. 

Okay, guys, over to you...  smile
leelaholic

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« Reply #1 on: 01-08-2004 13:45 »

I hate "Devil's Hands". It sucked.
Donnie Zoido

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« Reply #2 on: 01-08-2004 13:58 »

 
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Originally posted by leelaholic:
I hate "Devil's Hands". It sucked.

I'm afraid I have to disagree - The Robot Devil was hilarious, the music was cool, and Zoidberg sang! Maybe it shouldn't have been the total finale, but it was a pretty damn good episode. Sorry, my opinion.


canned eggs

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« Reply #3 on: 01-08-2004 13:59 »

A Leela Of Her Own.  I love that episode.  "The Mets close out a season that will rank among mankind's most awful crimes."
Teral

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« Reply #4 on: 01-08-2004 14:28 »

^Second that. "A Leela Of Her Own" is a criminally underrated episode. "Blernsball the way it oughtn't be."
canned eggs

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« Reply #5 on: 01-08-2004 14:52 »

I knew you'd back me up.

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Vamsi

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« Reply #6 on: 01-08-2004 14:54 »

I too love A Leela of Her Own. I found the Cygnoids to be amusing and loved Bob Uecker's cameo. I guess it helps to be a baseball fan and it doesn't hurt if you hate the Mets too  smile
Donnie Zoido

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« Reply #7 on: 01-08-2004 15:03 »

Well, I'm a Brit so I don't get baseball anyway, but that is an okay episode- better than the awful Spanish Fry...
Futurama_Hil

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« Reply #8 on: 01-08-2004 15:19 »

 
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Originally posted by canned eggs:
A Leela Of Her Own.  I love that episode.  "The Mets close out a season that will rank among mankind's most awful crimes."

Of course, ALOHO, is one of the most under-rated and I loved it (but being a baseball fan may have something to do with that)  wink.

Also, one of my most favorite episodes, BITW, how under-rated....that's a fucking great episode!  big grin
Shadowstar

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« Reply #9 on: 01-08-2004 15:26 »

I don't find "That's Lobstertainment!" to be as bad as people say it is. I found it funny. Even if Harold Zoid was a one-timer character, I thought he was pretty good.
aslate

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« Reply #10 on: 01-08-2004 16:15 »

 
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Originally posted by Donnie Zoido:
Well, I'm a Brit so I don't get baseball anyway

I agree, not understanding about Baseball or caring about it doesn't help you to understand or enjoy an episode based entirely around it. I didn't mind Spanish Fry so much, probably because i don't mind the wanking jokes.

canned eggs

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« Reply #11 on: 01-08-2004 17:21 »
« Last Edit on: 01-08-2004 17:21 »

A lot of the blernsball jokes in this particular episode don't require any particular knowledge of baseball.  The rules are supposed to be new even to baseball fans, anyway.  I mean, come on, "Hit it here and win the game?"  The original blernsball bit in Fear of a Bot Planet, I think, was more obscure.  "The blerns are loaded, the count is three blerns and two anti-blerns, and the infield blern rule is in effect." 

The real fanboy insider bit in A Leela Of Her Own is the Mets-bashing.  But as long as you know the Mets are perennial losers, you don't need a whole lot more.  But I dig baseball a lot, and I love the Mets, but I also like to bash them.  And Hank Aaron and Bob Uecker do great voice work.  So I think the episode is great.

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Lurrr

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« Reply #12 on: 01-08-2004 17:27 »

I like 'A Leela of Her Own', even though I'm British and don't know a thing about baseball. It was easy enough to understand without any knowledge of the sport and turned out as a pretty fair episode.

'The Devil's Hands are Idle Playthings' I saved watching until recently and wasn't very impressed. It seemed completely out of place to me, the writers seemed to forget about adding any jokes and that opera made me cringe. It was a nice way to finish off the Fry/Leela relationship but that's all it did to me.
Donnie Zoido

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« Reply #13 on: 01-08-2004 17:31 »

 
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Originally posted by aslate:
 I didn't mind Spanish Fry so much, probably because i don't mind the wanking jokes.


I don't mind wanking jokes at all, in fact some really good lines from other episodes revolve around Fry's apparent masturbation addiction, it's just I thought it was a generally poor episode. It has also possibly the most/only annoying commentary, as pointed out by Matt Groening.
Mouse On Venus

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« Reply #14 on: 01-08-2004 18:08 »
« Last Edit on: 01-08-2004 18:08 »

"Bowwwwwwwmmmmmmm!" "Uh oh."   roll eyes Someone give John DiMaggio a pill for god's sake!   laff

 And I agree that Futurama has had it's share of good masturbation jokes, such as Fry's comments about "tough love" in A Head In The Polls. But Bender's jokes in Spanish Fry were just so obvious and repetetive that they just weren't funny.

 With A Leela Of Her Own, the jokes aimed at baseball fans don't bother me as such - I enjoyed Where No Fan Has Gone Before even though I've never seen an episode of Star Trek. I think it was more that in order to include all these baseball references they felt the need to severely tone down Blernsball from it's wild original incarnation.
 Also, Bob Uecker was a great voice part and had some brilliant dialogue, but Hank Arron's performance was less solid, although sometimes funny for it's stiffness ("Low?! It was zero you blow-fo!" ). The belly itching joke I thought was lame.
 Finally, it felt like they tried to cover the issues of racism and, more evidently, sexism in this episode and to be honest I wasn't entirely convinced by either of them. The Cygnoids were midly amusing, but too obviously Italian stereotypes, and whilst Jackie Anderson's attitude was fairly believeable, I still don't buy that sexism has not budged an inch since the 20th Century. I just would've liked to have seen something more imaginative.  hmpf
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« Reply #15 on: 01-08-2004 18:23 »

I saw some people complaining about I Dated a Robot which I find is a good episode.

Also, I'm with Donnie Zoido & Mouse concerning Spanish Fry...
VoVat

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« Reply #16 on: 01-08-2004 18:26 »

I liked "Spanish Fry" and "Devil's Hands."  I also liked "The Cryonic Woman," which seems to get bashed quite a bit.  Fry and Bender working at Applied Cryogenics and Fry showing Michelle around the future were great.  Yeah, it DID have Pauly Shore in it, but he wasn't bad enough to drag the whole episode down, at least for me.
DotheBartman

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« Reply #17 on: 01-08-2004 19:25 »

Plus Pauly Shore gets electrocuted.  Can't beat that.

I actually consider The Cryonic Women to be one of the best 2ACV episodes, I think its really funny and clever throughout.  Bendin' in the Wind too, I thought that one was very good. Devil's Hands too, although that one isn't so much unpopular as it just has a few really vocal critics.  That's Lobstertainment aint bad either; it has some nice satirical moments if nothing else.
User_names_suck
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« Reply #18 on: 01-08-2004 19:56 »
« Last Edit on: 01-08-2004 19:56 »

cryonic woman
spanish fry
three hundred big boys

while its not a favourite i dont hate a pharoh to remember and I didn't think bending in the wind was hated,

my opinion on devils hands, is that the opera was funny, but when they actually sing in real life and not in the opera, that was a bad choice, somehow they could have done something better.

But it does suprise me it is actually a very funny episode but people seemed to decide beforehand that the show was definatley going to be lacking in humour as it was more emotional, but it actually wasn't but its often peoples opinion
David A

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« Reply #19 on: 01-08-2004 20:28 »

 
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Originally posted by Donnie Zoido:
What are everyones' favorite episodes that other people have said they hated?

Take a look at my avatar.  Does that answer your question?   tongue

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Anarchist

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« Reply #20 on: 01-08-2004 20:32 »

I loved A Pharoah To Remember, mainly due to the Wall Of Prophecy scene (including Bender becoming the Pharoah). That scene alone made it a great episode for me.
I also liked 300 Big Boys. The coffee storyline was beautiful (as was the ending).
I didn't see anything special about Luck of the Fryrish, though.
*runs like hell*
PCC Fred

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« Reply #21 on: 01-08-2004 21:29 »

 
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Originally posted by aslate:
 I agree, not understanding about Baseball or caring about it doesn't help you to understand or enjoy an episode based entirely around it.

Bollocks!  I had no problem enjoying "A Leela of Her Own", just as I had no problem enjoying "Homer at the Bat" five years previously.
Thoth

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« Reply #22 on: 01-08-2004 21:37 »

 
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Originally posted by Anarchist:
I loved A Pharoah To Remember, mainly due to the Wall Of Prophecy scene (including Bender becoming the Pharoah). That scene alone made it a great episode for me.
I also liked 300 Big Boys. The coffee storyline was beautiful (as was the ending).
I didn't see anything special about Luck of the Fryrish, though.
*runs like hell*

Thoth agrees, it was great to see Fry's past and all but it wasn't really funny....
Some good lines but overall, not really that funny.
I also kinda like the Cryonic Woman, Fry and Bender working at the lab is just plain hilarious
John C
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« Reply #23 on: 01-08-2004 21:38 »

 
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Originally posted by User_names_suck:
my opinion on devils hands, is that the opera was funny, but when they actually sing in real life and not in the opera, that was a bad choice, somehow they could have done something better.

Notice how everyone seems to start singing around the Robot Devil?[/conspiracy theory]

 
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Originally posted by Anarchist:
I didn't see anything special about Luck of the Fryrish, though.
*runs like hell*

Don't worry, there are people like you. We call them "John C".  tongue
Beamer

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« Reply #24 on: 01-08-2004 22:03 »

I didn't like Bendin' In The Wind at first, but it got a lot better over time. It's the sort of episode that you can watch over & over without getting sick of.

Lots of people also tend to give That's Lobstertainment and A Pharoah To Remember a lot of crap too - but I think both of those episodes kick ass, especially Lobstertainment.

Also, quite a few people in this thread have said that they didn't like Spanish Fry... I love that episode! The penis jokes were as funny as hell, even though they were incredibly obvious.
Thoth

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« Reply #25 on: 01-08-2004 22:16 »

"ueeehhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh"
"yeah, you better run!"
alexvilagosh

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« Reply #26 on: 01-08-2004 23:22 »

Bendin' In The Wind is in my top 5 episodes.

And a question to the non-fans of Luck Of The Fryrish, do you have siblings?
John C
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« Reply #27 on: 01-08-2004 23:27 »

Yes, but much older ones.
spacepilot3000

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« Reply #28 on: 01-08-2004 23:48 »
« Last Edit on: 01-09-2004 00:00 »

I LOVED "Spanish Fry"!

Nd-Nd: "Your other wife liked lilacs!

Lurr: "She also liked to SHUT UP!

also,

Fry: I never thought i'd escape with my doodle, but I pulled it out!

Bender: Just like at the movie theater! WOOOOOOO!

Funny as hell.
Beamer

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« Reply #29 on: 01-08-2004 23:58 »

I don't have any siblings, but I still liked Luck Of The Fryrish.

Also, Spacepilot3000 - I believe that Lrrr's ex-wife liked lilacs.
spacepilot3000

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« Reply #30 on: 01-09-2004 00:11 »
« Last Edit on: 01-09-2004 00:11 »

Thanks Beamer, I'll go edit now.
M0le

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« Reply #31 on: 01-09-2004 00:26 »

I thought Cryonic Woman was funny, ditto with A Pharoah to Remember, and I didn't hate That's Lobstertainment! or ALOHO but I don't know why so many people like Less than Hero. That is the only episode I have ever chringed watching.
Beamer

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« Reply #32 on: 01-09-2004 00:36 »

You really have to have seen what Less Than Hero is spoofing to find it funny.
Donnie Zoido

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« Reply #33 on: 01-09-2004 03:14 »

I haven't seen any off the old super hero shows, but I still found the episode hilariuous.

Fry: Zoidberg get in here!

Zoidy: (o.s) Screw you!

Brilliant. And also when that bird grabs the gemerald, and Fry says - "That seemed unnessecary".

It's just an incredibly enjoyable episode.
Mercapto

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« Reply #34 on: 01-09-2004 09:57 »

 
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Originally posted by Anarchist:
I loved A Pharoah To Remember, mainly due to the Wall Of Prophecy scene (including Bender becoming the Pharoah). That scene alone made it a great episode for me.
I also liked 300 Big Boys. The coffee storyline was beautiful (as was the ending).

I definitely second those two episodes. I found them both to be quite entertaining. I loved Fry's reactions to the increasing amounts of caffeine he consumed.  laff

 
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I didn't see anything special about Luck of the Fryrish, though.
*runs like hell*
*shakes fist at Anarchist*

Yeah, you better run!  tongue
Ozor Mox

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« Reply #35 on: 01-09-2004 11:07 »

I really liked Kif Gets Knocked Up A Notch, I thought it was a good story. Having removed my Amy bias, I still can't see why everyone hates it so much.
Teral

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« Reply #36 on: 01-09-2004 11:33 »
« Last Edit on: 01-09-2004 11:33 »

 
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Originally posted by PCC Fred:
 Bollocks!  I had no problem enjoying "A Leela of Her Own", just as I had no problem enjoying "Homer at the Bat" five years previously.

Exactly.

 I'm not from America, and I don't know much about baseball, beyond the absolutely basics, but I loved " A Leela Of Her Own".

I don't need to know all there is to know about baseball to recognise a good sports joke when I see one, and the zingers at the Mets, well just substitue the Mets with your favorite sports team and they'll work equally well.

Same thing with people who don't know Trek (although I wonder what rock they've been hiding under) but still enjoy WNFHGB. Or those who like "Love And Rocket" but haven't read/seen "2001 - A Space Odyssey".

Some other less liked episodes I love: "Leela's Homeworld", "Bendin' In The Wind" and "Kif Gets Kocked Up A Notch".
Thoth

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« Reply #37 on: 01-09-2004 11:47 »

Less Than Hero falls under the same umm.."thing", you don't haveto be into Baseball/Star Trek or Super Hero stuff to enjoy it, but to really apprechiate the ep i think you do.
It was eons ago where i saw some Star Trek stuff but WNFHGB is still one of my all time favs, wasn't at first but it really growed on me

 
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Originally posted by Ozor Mox:
I really liked Kif Gets Knocked Up A Notch, I thought it was a good story. Having removed my Amy bias, I still can't see why everyone hates it so much.
Same here, i thought it was pretty funny, only downside was the cheesy ending
User_names_suck
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« Reply #38 on: 01-09-2004 14:15 »
« Last Edit on: 01-09-2004 14:15 »

I loved that too  and i didn't think the ending was particulary cheesy
David A

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« Reply #39 on: 01-09-2004 16:31 »

 
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Originally posted by Ozor Mox:
I really liked Kif Gets Knocked Up A Notch, I thought it was a good story. Having removed my Amy bias, I still can't see why everyone hates it so much.

Because it didn't have enough Amy.   tongue

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