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squidORlobster

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« on: 01-13-2004 13:52 »

Episodes that revolve around a single character. (e.g WMIBACIL) Episodes that involve Fry, Leela and Bender (eg. TPWP) or the episodes which include stories for all the characters at once? (300BB, TFP-B, TMLH) I am personally a big fan of the last type of episodes.
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #1 on: 01-13-2004 14:30 »

I like eps that equally revolve around Fry, Leela and Bender the most, with a dash of Professor Farnsworth too.
Jazzmonkey

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« Reply #2 on: 01-13-2004 14:35 »

There aren't nearly enough Zoidberg episodes! And when there is one its medicore (Why must i be a crustacean in love and That's lobstertainment) He's the best character and he'd beat everyone else in a fight! I demand more Zoidberg!


"Remember, what the doormouse said. Feed you head."
squidORlobster

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« Reply #3 on: 01-13-2004 14:47 »

No way in a fight either the Prof or Bender would win... they have so many gidgets.
Mouse On Venus

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« Reply #4 on: 01-13-2004 15:29 »

I actually would've liked to have seen another Hermes episode. Okay, HHRHGB was only half about Hermes but I thought it was a great episode and feel that the only reason Hermes ended up being the least interesting PE member is because the writers were too lazy to develop his character beyond Jamaican stereotypes and cold-hearted bureaucrat.  hmpf
Ozor Mox

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« Reply #5 on: 01-13-2004 15:34 »

I particularly like episodes that involve all the characters, since it stops me getting fed up and/or annoyed at any of them, as can easily happen with Bender-centred episodes. There is less chance of this with an episode centred around the three main characters, but I like a main character balanced episode such as The Series Has Landed.
Futurama_Hil

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« Reply #6 on: 01-13-2004 15:37 »

pfft, any episode with shippiness  tongue, so two characters then,- with a dash of bender, and some slight apperances of the rest. devil's hands and the sting are two good examples.
squidORlobster

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« Reply #7 on: 01-13-2004 15:45 »

I love the word shippiness. Everyone around the world should shout it at the same time... while holding hands.... with faeries dancing around... lalalala.
Bushmeister

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« Reply #8 on: 01-13-2004 15:48 »

I would say that all my personal favourites would contain Fry, Leela and Bender with a good dash of a few other supporting characters as well.
John C
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« Reply #9 on: 01-13-2004 16:29 »

My favorite episodes are shippy or Zoidberg-y.  wink
squidORlobster

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« Reply #10 on: 01-13-2004 16:31 »

John C do U like "Thats Lobstertainment?"
Jazzmonkey

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« Reply #11 on: 01-13-2004 16:35 »

Or perhaps one where the Professor says "Jive sucker" all one of them.

He should say that more often. Who's with me?  flirt   flirt
krokerjoker

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« Reply #12 on: 01-13-2004 16:37 »

I like episodes where they concentrate on one character, because you get to know more about them, which is kinda nice, lol.
Professie

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« Reply #13 on: 01-13-2004 16:45 »

I really donīt care about the characters all that much, the story is more important to me.
Mouse On Venus

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« Reply #14 on: 01-13-2004 16:54 »

The stories revolve around the characters.  roll eyes
John C
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« Reply #15 on: 01-13-2004 17:04 »

 
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Originally posted by squidORlobster:
John C do U like "Thats Lobstertainment?"

I think it's underrated, but I much prefer "Roswell" and WMIBACIL. The former's in my top three.

ActionLaPointe

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« Reply #16 on: 01-13-2004 17:08 »

shiptacular such as sting is damned good.
also individual have potential, such as fryish. but maybe that episode is a mix of bender fry and leela, but its mainly about frys developement.

my vote goes to mix of all.
DotheBartman

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« Reply #17 on: 01-13-2004 17:24 »

I prefer episodes that focus on one or two characters (usually one), particularly when the focus is Fry, but also sometimes Leela.  Bender is sometimes the exception to that rule as his episodes can be a bit more uneven.  I also enjoy ensemble episodes where Fry, Leela, and Bender together are the focus, but while I do prefer participation by the rest of the cast(Zoidberg, Amy, Professor, Hermes, etc) in all those categories I also prefer that they stay in background roles for the most part.  Episodes that try to balance a bunch of episodes equally in particular can be too jumbled and sloppy (Three Hundred Big Boys being the prime example).
spacepilot3000

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« Reply #18 on: 01-13-2004 20:20 »

Shippy episodes are the best.
nagrub

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« Reply #19 on: 01-14-2004 16:43 »

i have to confess my favourite type of episode in basically all broadcast fiction are episodes where the cast are stranded in a single place. I dont actually think there are any futurama episodes like this. Most people hate these episodes, but i like them because in a way it forces the characters to play off eachother more than they normally would. Prime example, the episode of Bottom where richie and eddie spend the whole episode in the front room, because they are bored. admittidly there house is pretty much  5rooms, including the hallway. that wont mean anything to those bottom haters out there!
Mouse On Venus

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« Reply #20 on: 01-14-2004 16:51 »

I think a better of example of what you mean would be the episode of Bottom where they get stuck at the top of the ferris wheel. That was actually the first episode of Bottom I saw and did well to convince me to watch further episodes of the series'. Another good example of this is Red Dwarf episode Marooned where Lister and Rimmer are stuck on that snow planet for almost the entire episode.

 I think with Futurama the show has taken a fast pace similar to The Simpsons and thus a show stuck in one room for 20 minutes would definitely stick out like a viagra overdose. Nonetheless, I would've liked to have seen one attempt at that. The character development that comes from situations like that would've been more than welcome, and there's nothing to say that crazy, futuristic things can't happen in that one room now, is there?  smile
squidORlobster

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« Reply #21 on: 01-14-2004 17:39 »

You seem pretty wise Mouse On Venus why not write a fanfic with that idea? And send it to me so I can try and get someone to animate it.
Mouse On Venus

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« Reply #22 on: 01-14-2004 18:10 »

Yeah, I'll give it a go. I just need to save up enough cash to afford the necessary amount of typewriters and monkeys, first.
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