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PEE Poll: Tear Jerkiest Episode - This Time, It's A Poll.
Luck Of The Fryrish   -102 (28.8%)
Jurassic Bark   -184 (52%)
Leela's Homeworld   -13 (3.7%)
Time Keeps On Slipping   -9 (2.5%)
Parasites Lost   -3 (0.8%)
Love & Rocket   -1 (0.3%)
Kiff Gets Knocked Up a Notch (For the End Music)   -1 (0.3%)
Devil's Hands (Last Episode Ever!!)   -14 (4%)
The Sting   -27 (7.6%)
Kiff Gets Knocked up a Notch   -0 (0%)
Total Voters: 353

JJMacBeal

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« Reply #200 on: 12-29-2005 20:56 »
« Last Edit on: 12-29-2005 20:56 »

i must say, dog lover or not, if you hate that episode you have to be heartless or can't cry like chandler in that friends episode...i watched it tonight for the 4th time and the first alone and i just opened up like niagara falls crying...i guess it's just the not knowing and fry making his decision that makes it hard...anyhow my vote is for jurassic bark

ps- im not saying the rest aren't sad, just that i really can't understand not having even just a little twinge of emotion...
Benders_Fan

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« Reply #201 on: 12-30-2005 04:06 »

WElcome to PEEL JJMacBeal,enjoy your stay here.
safetyberg

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« Reply #202 on: 12-30-2005 04:34 »
« Last Edit on: 12-30-2005 04:34 »

'Luck of the Fryish' and 'Leelas Homeworld' are at least a little heartwarming but 'Jurassic Bark' is very sad.   cry

Great episode though.

When Bender asks Fry if he would like him to slap his nephews corpse around (Fryish) was a bit of a shocker.

"Stop! Stop! If you interrupt the mating dance the male will become enraged and maul us with his fearsome gonad!"
fry_is_hot

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« Reply #203 on: 12-30-2005 23:47 »

Jurassic bark and luck of the fryish were sad i can't make up my mind i cried on both!!!
FryBot0

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« Reply #204 on: 12-30-2005 23:55 »

w00t FUTURAMA ROCKS MY SOCKS OFF!!!   cool   flirt   big grin
SpaceJockey

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« Reply #205 on: 01-03-2006 21:40 »

"Luck of the Fryrish" for the billionth time. You know, they'll never stop doing these threads if we keep posting in them.

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SORF

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« Reply #206 on: 01-03-2006 21:47 »

 
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Originally posted by FryBot0:
w00t FUTURAMA ROCKS MY SOCKS OFF!!!    cool    flirt    big grin

youve said this several times now without any contribution to a discussion.

ITS NO THAT DIFFICULT PEOPLE! LotF DAMMIT!
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Tonrey

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« Reply #207 on: 01-06-2006 22:52 »

Jarassic Bark for me.
Foxxy Gurl

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« Reply #208 on: 02-08-2006 20:07 »
« Last Edit on: 02-08-2006 20:07 »

When I see Jurassic Bark, I hold my dog Daisy real tight. She looks just like Seymour! The end just makes me bawl and hug her tight.   cry   cry   cry   cry   cry   cry
Aristobulus

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« Reply #209 on: 02-09-2006 00:23 »

I'll have to vote a tie between 'Luck of the Fryrish', 'Sting' and 'Time Keeps on Slipping'

They all are sad, but in different ways. I'd like to note before I start that these also happen to be my favorite episodes, for this.

Luck of the Fryrish is just something unexpected. You spend the episode thinking his brother is a tremendous jerk, and a thief, but that moment where you discover that in truth he not only never forgot Fry, but genuinely cared about him, and named his nephew after him..and that perfect cue on the music, too. Honestly, most shows that would've just killed it and made it corny, but it was done right.

Next..

For me, 'Sting' and 'Time Keeps on Slipping' are both sad for very similar reasons. Of course, it deals with Leela. However, I think why I find them sad differs somewhat from what most people would say.

Sting not only really breaks the mold by having the guts to very seemingly kill a main character, but also heavily implies suicide. Most shows, especially comedies, never dare to even come close to that, and just for having the guts to do it is one of the reasons Futurama is one of my favorite shows. And that, of course, adds to the overall effect of the episode because part of it is just shock that a comedy would do that.

But in Sting, aside from feeling sad for Leela because of what she's going through, with insanity, stress, and depression..you also see for once just how much she truly cares about Fry. You see a side of Leela you never really see. You never really think about the possibility of Leela having a breakdown, especially one *not* due to anger or stress caused by crazy mishaps. This episode just really left an impression on me, and is one of the reasons Leela is quite possibly my favorite character, when before I ranked her high, but had no second thoughts about putting Fry, Zoidberg, Kif, and Bender above her.

Time Keeps on Slipping is similar in that it's sad for romantic reasons, but it's painful to finally see Fry figure how to get a girl he loves so much finally love him back, only to have it all blow up 3 seconds later. What makes it more impactful is that it wasn't a hilarious backfire that causes a huge but hilarious misunderstanding;..All that happened was he lost his chance. And because of that, it stings all the more. No hilarious antics arise, he just loses his chance, and only he knows about it. There's nothing he can do about it; he can't prove that he did anything and he can't even repeat his actions. He truly has just been dealt a harsh blow.

Honorable mention to Parasites Lost for similar reasons. He finally gets Leela to like him, but has to deal with her not really loving *him*..just, in effect, the parasites. That Fry is honorable enough, and cares about Leela enough, to want her to really love *him*, and not just the parasites..that he'd even notice that in the first place, much less going through the process of removing them..It just really shows you how good of a guy he is.

He *had* Leela..yet he didn't. It wasn't him, and he knew this. He could've kept the parasites, and had all the hot cyclops sex he wanted, but that wouldn't have been right, and he knew it. It takes a really strong and caring man to change things for what you know is right, when you have your dream come true.

And that after that, Leela just kicks him out, truly hits the point home. She really *didn't* love him, but the parasites. Painful.
mookie427

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« Reply #210 on: 02-09-2006 01:25 »

i think aristobulus just summed up everything i was going to say...
zoiby

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« Reply #211 on: 02-09-2006 02:15 »
« Last Edit on: 02-09-2006 02:15 »

Jurassic bark for me, my dog died about the same time i first watched it
R.I.P Jeanie   cry   cry
Crackenspine

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« Reply #212 on: 02-09-2006 11:11 »

I'm not much of a dog guy, so JB really didn't do anything for me.

With Futurama, to me, there are two types of episodes, there are the sad ones, and the hilarious ones, and TKOS was a hilarious one in my opinion, I wasn't really focusing on the Fry/Leela thing.

LotF wins it for me, I love the ending song, and the timing was perfect.
Dave B

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« Reply #213 on: 02-09-2006 11:13 »

The Luck of the Fryish for sure that end part with the clover really cracks me up...
LordZoidberg

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« Reply #214 on: 02-18-2006 13:52 »
« Last Edit on: 02-18-2006 13:52 »

please delete this it was a mistake
LordZoidberg

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« Reply #215 on: 02-18-2006 13:55 »
« Last Edit on: 02-20-2006 00:00 »

 
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Originally posted by User_names_suck:
ugh who cares about a stupid dog.

 A lot of people here Obviously  but they shouldn't its sad

AND TERAL
DXC was reading from some stupid fan review


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TriggerHappyJim

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« Reply #216 on: 02-18-2006 14:03 »

I'm suprised by this poll actually, I didn't think Jussasic Bark was sad.

Mine went with Time Keeps On Slippin' and I'm basing that on The ending alone. It's depressing as hell I thought.

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Aristobulus

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« Reply #217 on: 02-18-2006 14:11 »

Jurassic Bark wasn't too sad, I thought. I mean, maybe it could've been, but the dog SAW where Fry was, and even if he didn't comprehend that he was frozen for a thousand years, he didn't seem stupid either. You'd think after a day or two of Fry not showing up anywhere, the dog would atleast think something along the lines of "Oh hey Fry still be dead at that place." and thus, being dead, couldn't come.
loner
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« Reply #218 on: 02-18-2006 16:09 »

I think The Sting could have been more of a tearjerker (but in a heart warming sense) at the end if they didn't add the two lines about each of them needing to have a shower. It had a beautiful ending, and it just kind of ruined the moment to have those lines in there. Might seem like a small complaint, but the way an episode ends is very important -- would Jurassic Bark have been so sad without the montage at the end?

Other than that, it was an amazing and touching episode. But Jurassic Bark wins my vote as the greatest tearjerker.
Arkan

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« Reply #219 on: 02-18-2006 17:41 »

He wasn't dead, Aristobulus, just frozen. Slight difference .  wink But yeah, I get your point, but I think Seymour would still hope that Fry would come back.

@loner: I actually like those last two lines. If you don't, you could just stop before it gets to that part.  smile But, like DXC (maybe MG?) or someone said in the commentary, you get the emotion and the humour right at the end. Perfect!
Aristobulus

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« Reply #220 on: 02-19-2006 01:11 »

*I* know he wasn't dead, but my point is the dog wouldn't know that. Point is, Seymour should've known something was up after a day or two after he saw Fry frozen.
LordZoidberg

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« Reply #221 on: 02-20-2006 18:31 »

 
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Originally posted by loner:
 would Jurassic Bark have been so sad without the montage at the end?
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No everyone would think like Fry he forgot me yada yada
Blane

Professor
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« Reply #222 on: 02-21-2006 07:16 »
« Last Edit on: 02-22-2006 00:00 »

 
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Originally posted by loner:
I think The Sting could have been more of a tearjerker (but in a heart warming sense) at the end if they didn't add the two lines about each of them needing to have a shower. It had a beautiful ending, and it just kind of ruined the moment to have those lines in there. Might seem like a small complaint, but the way an episode ends is very important

I agree! My vote went to the sting, partly because its my favourite episode and because the part at the end with fry telling her to wake up for the last time always gets me reaching for a kleenex.

The ending definatly could of been done a bit better I think. I even thought the line about his new spleen kind of recked the moment between them. They did the same sort of thing in the why of fry with the "YAHOO!". I thought that was a bit unnessesary aswell.

As far as shippyness is concerned, when the photo of fry says the he loves her, i always secretly thought that she should of returned the comment. It would of been a way of her realizing her feelings, but not in reality, so it would always be in the back of her mind, but wouldn't come to the surface anytime soon.
I know a lot of people will disagree, and i don't blame them, but it has to be said that it's good possibility that she did have said feelings for Fry even before the sting. I mean, in Time keeps on slipping, all fry had to do was write her a love note in the sky and they got married; not matter how big of a romantic gesture it was, you dont marry someone unless you feel that way about them.
I'm not saying "if it wasn't for that time skip she would of fallen in love with him and they would be married" i'm saying that even if someone moved a million stars for her, she wouldn't just accept a marrige proposal then and there unless she already felt that way inclined.
And they got married, you would assume, fairly quickly after he did that for her because bubblegum tate was still on earth, and straight after they figured out how to fix the time skips he had to leave because he was needed elsewhere. So, i guess it was just a situation of her needing that one extra thing to help her realised what he really mean't to her.

I'm not going to try and grasp at straws with a bunch of "what if" situations and draw the farnsworth parabox into this because that episode, i feel isnt a matter of "if not for a coin flip they would be married" its more a matter of her giving him a chance and her finding out that he is the guy for her. Which some would assume happens after the opera.

You know you want to reply to my longwinded, slightly offtopic answer without flaming me!


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Eve-Marie

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« Reply #223 on: 07-13-2006 15:35 »

I think the sting is easily the saddest futurama episode i have ever seen, I agree that the entire shower thing at the end ruined it a bit, but it was still a great episode.
I also loved Jurassic Bark
bugzbunnie6

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« Reply #224 on: 07-13-2006 16:37 »

I voted for The Luck of the Fryish, although Jurrasic Bark and The Sting were quite tear jerking as well.
Capybara

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« Reply #225 on: 07-14-2006 12:26 »

 Jurassic Bark. Luck Of The Fryish isn't sad. But eh Sting? God, next thing you know every spisode will be sad. Now, I can understand Leela's Home-world.......
FryluvsLeela

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« Reply #226 on: 07-27-2006 12:34 »

The episodes that gives me tears are Jurassic Bark, Luck of the Fryish, The Sting, Leela's Homeworld, Time Keeps on Slipping, & Devil's Hands. I also like how in some episodes, they add music like in Jurassic Bark, Luck of the Fryish, and Leela's Homeworld.
tyraniak

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« Reply #227 on: 07-27-2006 12:45 »

I never thought the Sting was all that sad, I loved luck of the Fryrish, but it wasn't as sad with the use of the breakfast club song, it would've been sadder if Fry just stood there by the grave, but Jurassic Bark is the tearjerkiest, because it has the sad ending with the sad song attached to it
bluepillbot

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« Reply #228 on: 07-28-2006 18:06 »

THe Sting! yeah baby..that one made me cry
benderlover821

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« Reply #229 on: 10-14-2007 17:57 »

Jurassic bark
gaschief

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« Reply #230 on: 10-15-2007 19:42 »

Leelas homeworld for the bit at the end with the baby lovechild song and scenes of leelas parents discretely leaving her gifts throughout her childhood.

Probably the sting or Devils hands after that.
seattlejohn01

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« Reply #231 on: 10-16-2007 00:27 »

I think The Luck of the Fryish and Devil's hands are the 2 most emotional; The Sting is right up there.
FryFangirlLisa

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« Reply #232 on: 10-16-2007 00:33 »

 
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Originally posted by fry_is_hot:
Jurassic bark and luck of the fryish were sad i can't make up my mind i cried on both!!!
Me too!

Those episodes were sad!


Though, I came closer to crying after watching "Jurassic Bark", so that's the episode I voted for.  ^^
Cleansingfire

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« Reply #233 on: 10-16-2007 07:06 »

Jurassic Bark is the only one that made me cry.
any1else

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« Reply #234 on: 10-16-2007 07:33 »

Ha. Looking at that list, I think there's a few I cried at least once at, but there are others I'm looking at going "why would anybody cry at that?"
I voted Jurassic Bark because I did cry the first few times I saw it (and depending on my mood I may cry next time..) Leela's Homeworld would be my second most tear jerky. That montage..aww...cookies..
km73

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« Reply #235 on: 10-16-2007 11:31 »

To me Jurassic Bark seems obviously the saddest, but I didn't actually cry at any of them. What i do remember from the first time I saw the episodes Jurassic Bark, Luck of the Fryrish, Leela's Homeworld and Devil's Hands is being very impressed; just basically sitting there feeling blown away by those unexpected endings and how they handled those so as to be so sad and so lovely. I wasn't used to being blown away by TV shows. It was endings like those that cemented for me what a great show this was.
IamBender

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« Reply #236 on: 10-16-2007 21:03 »

yep that dog was just adorable and the music and stuff awwwwwww
I.C. Weiner

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« Reply #237 on: 12-11-2007 05:13 »

There are so msny episodes with such great emotional depth thst it is hard to choose. Being s dog lover i must go with Jurssic Bark. Come on who doesn't love Seymore? If you don't you have no heart. 
PMD

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« Reply #238 on: 12-12-2007 16:23 »

I voted jurrasic Bark. I mean Fry not cloning the dog because he thought he lived a full life and forgot about him then to find out how the dog waited for him all those years.
Frisco17

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« Reply #239 on: 12-12-2007 22:19 »

Gotta go with Fryrish. The musics when he's reading the epitaph does it I think.
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