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zoidbergrocks

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« Reply #120 on: 03-07-2004 21:34 »

i love parasites lost
ZOIDBERG: im going to have to take a look at your insides
FRY: ahhhhhhhhh
ZOIDBERG: Guess again
that was a great line, also this one
fry walks in with lead pipe threw stumach
ZOIDBERG: Ohhh, so the hypochondiriac is back
FRY: my lead pipe hurts
ZOIDBERG: thats normal, goodbye
parasites lost is one of my fav season 3 eps
ActionLaPointe

Starship Captain
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« Reply #121 on: 03-08-2004 20:00 »

season 3 comes out in region 1 tomorrow. [zoid]HURRAY![/zoid]
well what made it great was the shiptacular moments, the farthest possibly the writers have allowed.

zoidbergs godlike humor
fat sal's insults

and the bowel assault
Dr. Morberg

Professor
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« Reply #122 on: 03-11-2004 21:07 »

I just watched this one on DVD, (Hooray!). The entire episode is greatness. Fry defending Leela from Sal, Zoidberg's jokes (especially "Gumbercules? I love that guy!" and "You'll never guess where I've been." ), and the holophoner sequence. I think this is the first episode where Fry actually loves Leela.
Woodbot 2.0

Starship Captain
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« Reply #123 on: 03-11-2004 21:29 »

Parosites Lost
What an episode! This one hade it all!
Comedy,romance(the body part one some what educatinal.)Any way I give it a 4/5.
Best Part:
1.Fry
2.Zoidberg on a sperm
3.Bender saying "Abandoned Ship!"
ActionLaPointe

Starship Captain
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« Reply #124 on: 03-12-2004 04:10 »

great frigen episode...top 5 on my list of episodes. i dont like the ease however or where leela shoots her shrunk version of herself into frys ear from great distance, or where fry drops his shrunken self into his pants and somehow gets thru to the worm headquarters.
Digital Dragon

Bending Unit
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« Reply #125 on: 03-12-2004 17:09 »

The worms were in his small intestine if I rember correctly, it would be the quickest root.
Gorky

Space Pope
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« Reply #126 on: 03-12-2004 19:55 »

I can't really remember. The Professor referred to his "worm infested bowel " but I'm not exactly sure where they were located or if it was directly referred to in the script.
Neil McNeil

Bending Unit
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« Reply #127 on: 03-13-2004 05:47 »

The reason this eps so good is it moves along with good pace, decent story and the jokes are funny and obvious as well as some subtle ones as well.
- That may be an excuse for Ocean Madness but there is no excuse for Ocean Rudeness.
- Zoidberg [hey i'm trying to sleep in here](has his moments in almost every ep)
- All the characters are spread evenly in jokes and lines which is what makes the story good.  All the main characters (except Scruffy The Janitor)are on the same adventure when normaly its just a couple.

Definalty up there with the best from the Season and maybe even the entire series.
Gorky

Space Pope
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« Reply #128 on: 03-13-2004 08:19 »

Welcome to PEEL, Neil McNiel!

For what it's worth, I really don't care for "The Deep South" and we're discussing "Parasites Lost" now anyway. What do you think of it?
Gorky

Space Pope
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« Reply #129 on: 03-18-2004 20:14 »

Again, forgive my savage double-posting, as well as my inability to update this thing on Monday as usual.

Anyway, I'm going to give two choices this week, they are : "The Luck of the Fryrish" and "The Devil's Hands are Idle Playthings" .
TheLampIncident

Urban Legend
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« Reply #130 on: 03-18-2004 20:43 »

Luck of the Fryish had some great jokes on Fry's behalf. "In the summer, that hydrant, we'd light on fire!" "He's not a martian, he's not original, he's not Philip J. Fry, and since when is he a the?" "Ow! And now he broke my hand!"

Also, Fry had his quote of "I've run over black cats that were luckier than me" which became a song title for one of the bands I like.

I think it goes without saying that the ending was great as well. It really surprised me. Closest I ever came to crying while watching the show.
SlackJawedMoron

Urban Legend
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« Reply #131 on: 03-18-2004 23:23 »
« Last Edit on: 03-18-2004 23:23 »

Luck of the Fryish was good. Sweet ending, didn't  get me teary (all it earned was an awwwww from me), but was good all the same. Very funny too, which is what I ask from this show. Anything else is a bonus. He he... bearded communist guy handing out propaganda.

Devil's Hands is my favourite ep of season 4 (I might have appreciated The Sting more if this site and my own infernal curiosity hadn't spoiled the buggary out of it). I love the Robot Devil, and I share the writers enthusiasm for Hedonism Bot (ever since the first mention of his name). Very funny, with the ultimate use of Bender's catchphrase   smile. Loved the music, as well. That last scene...  cry the imagery was predictable, but the accompanying music is the best in the whole series, as far as I'm concerned. I had it in my head for days. In fact, it's there now! And I'm still slighty teary! I'm such a geek! (goes into corner and bawls for a while.) Wouldn't have affected me so much if it weren't the last ep, though, for sure, but that music was the best send off possible. Which doesn't mean I don't hope for a return, of course   smile.
Gorky

Space Pope
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« Reply #132 on: 03-19-2004 17:22 »

That's the way I feel about "Devil's Hands". I think that if it had been any other episode it wouldn't have been so sad, but of course I cried because it was the series finale.

"The Luck of the Fryrish" had a sweet ending. For me, it wasn't a tearjerker, but just an incredibly powerful moment. I loved the music, by the way.
Gambit

Bending Unit
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« Reply #133 on: 03-19-2004 19:28 »

my favourite bit in the devils hands are idle playthings has to be'Anything?'
and when bender says 'bite my shiny metal.... oh noooo!'

You read it, you cant unread it!
Gorky

Space Pope
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« Reply #134 on: 03-21-2004 16:56 »
« Last Edit on: 03-21-2004 16:56 »

I also like Bender and Beelzebot's running gag about irony in TDHAIP:

"The use of words expressing something other than the literal intention. Now that...is...irony!"
Nasty Pasty

DOOP Secretary
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« Reply #135 on: 03-21-2004 18:35 »

for the "Luck of the Fryrish" i think that when the crew goes to Orbiting Meadows and Fry discovers the truth about Yancy and his son is just touching. I'm not ashamed to say i got choked up and goosebumps when that happened.

For TDHAIP i would have to say the ending is the best i've ever seen in a Futurama episode. It was a great finish to a great series AND it left the fans to wonder what happens next.
Gorky

Space Pope
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« Reply #136 on: 03-21-2004 21:46 »

Welcome to PEEL! I agree that the ending to TDHAIP is one of the best endings to a Futurama episode ever. I also think that the music in that final scene was terrific.
Gorky

Space Pope
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« Reply #137 on: 03-28-2004 20:13 »

Sorry for the double post...

This Week: "X-Mas Story"

What made this one great was its ability to make me laugh, but also be surprisingly touching.
Teral

Helpy McHelphelp
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« Reply #138 on: 03-28-2004 20:30 »

"Xmas Story" is the Perfectly Balanced EpisodeTm. It simply contained the right amounts of everything that made Futurama such a god show.

All 7 main characters are present, and all have a pretty balanced amount of screentime and jokes.

You have great jokes, a good plot, spiffy animation, social commentary, emotions, a shippy scene or two, fast-paced action, explosions, the works.

Throw in one of the best songs of the entire run and a fantastic guest voice and voila; a classic is born.

For me no Futurama episode say "perfect" more then "Xmas Story". Sure other episodes are better in some specific area such as emtoions (Fryrish, etc), humor (Amazon Women..., Roswell), etc, but "Xmas Story" have it all.
Gorky

Space Pope
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« Reply #139 on: 03-28-2004 20:36 »

 
Quote
Originally posted by Teral:
It simply contained the right amounts of everything that made Futurama such a god show.

Maybe you meant to say 'good show', but that god comment works too.

Also, agree with everything you said.

KAH

Bending Unit
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« Reply #140 on: 03-28-2004 20:37 »

Could i go backwards and say something about 'Luck of the Fryrish'? First of all I love the ending but consider what fry is seeing when he places the clover back into the grave. The fact he can smile when staring at the corpse is very funny to me.
SlackJawedMoron

Urban Legend
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« Reply #141 on: 03-28-2004 20:38 »
« Last Edit on: 03-29-2004 00:00 »

Fry was always stupid. Around this ep is when he starts behaving somewhat strangely. Ie. "That's stupid! You're stupid! I said I want your best animal!" The birth of ax, Tinny Tim, Robot Santa, and the first of Season 2's many gratuitous naked bits ("Ahhh, brisk!" ). Everyone gets at least one good scene, and alos contains some of the earliest Zoidberg jabs ("No, I swear!" ). Just... good times.
Dr. Morberg

Professor
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« Reply #142 on: 03-28-2004 23:52 »

This one is a really well balanced episode, it has great guest voices, and funny parts that involve the entire group. Santa was hilarious, and he was really brought to uh... life (well I don't know, he is a robot) by John Goodman. Some of the earliest shippyness, zoidberg jabs, and nudity. (Yeah nudity!) Overall an amazing episode.
shoopbender
Bending Unit
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« Reply #143 on: 03-29-2004 14:23 »

This is the episode where every sees that there is an honest and true different sort of love between Fry and Leela, and when they almost kissed everyone understood. What a great episode though. A true classic.
Gorky

Space Pope
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« Reply #144 on: 04-05-2004 16:45 »

This Week: "Roswell That Ends Well"

What can I say? This episode was both well- written and well-directed. The plot was original, and Roswell just seemed like the natural place to take a time-travel episode. One of my favorite episodes.
KVA

Bending Unit
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« Reply #145 on: 04-05-2004 17:09 »

Wonderful episode. I especially liked how Fry tried to keep Inos alive and ended becoming his own grandfather.
What's more : "screw history!". 
EvilLunch

Professor
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« Reply #146 on: 04-05-2004 17:25 »

Mildred was pretty hot, which gives me twice as much of a case of the willies. "It's not supposed to be sexy but it is!" -John DiMaggio
Dr. Morberg

Professor
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« Reply #147 on: 04-05-2004 18:44 »

This episode was amazing, one of the best of season 3. The animation was incredible, the plot was funny and original, it has great lines, especially from Zoidberg, and it was completely deserving of the Emmy.
Nasty Pasty

DOOP Secretary
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« Reply #148 on: 04-05-2004 19:57 »

The part when the Prof just abandoned preserving history and flew right into the army base firing rockets, and thorwing gas bladders at President Truman. True Classic episode.

SCREW HISTORY!
shoopbender
Bending Unit
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« Reply #149 on: 04-06-2004 00:25 »

This episode showed the inexplicable back in time I'm my own granpa theme. This is just yet another example proving how inapproriate Futurama can be. Nah, I'm yankin' your chain, Futurama is for everyone. The whole fact that this crew "was" the Roswell Encounter is just so creative. Hooray Futurama. You are so good to us in so many ways.
Levitate_Me

Bending Unit
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« Reply #150 on: 04-06-2004 00:45 »


A great episode indeed. My favorite moment is when Fry comes back to the diner and admits that his Grandfather is dead and Bender just says "and your out of here!!!!",  the delivery really makes it.  A classic.
SlackJawedMoron

Urban Legend
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« Reply #151 on: 04-06-2004 08:35 »

Oh, precious things... sexist Prof in a zoot suit (I now tell womenfolk that they must stand in front of ovens all day. Fun!), and Leela's responses. The fact that it started like a standard sci-fi "ohhh, don't mess with causalty" plot and then just went nuts... and there were no hideous consequnces! Brilliant! And of course, Zoidbergs entire sub-plot. It looked great too! Just one of the best gag eps ever!
feralHuman

Bending Unit
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« Reply #152 on: 04-06-2004 11:54 »

it's great how they managed to fit the futurama pieces into the whole roswell incident pop culture. The 'saucer parts' story in the newspaper, the alien autopsy, etc, plus pull some really great gags out of it. It really deserved that Emmy.

Plus, there's that mind boggling 'fathering your father' thing.
Nasty Pasty

DOOP Secretary
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« Reply #153 on: 04-06-2004 14:04 »

I recently saw a documentary on the real roswell incident and a newspaper picture very similar to the one in "roswell that ends well". It looked like the same setup of the "alien spacecaft" but of course it wasnt our friend, Bender's ass.
nerdlinger

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« Reply #154 on: 04-06-2004 14:13 »

It's so well written and "acted." Leela'a little move with the salt shaker is classic.

I loved how the "Trumanisms" were used, and I really loved Bender's, "That's not a flying saucer, that's my ass."

The microwave incident is so funny because Billy West said he put a can of soup in a microwave years ago and " . . . saw the apocalypse."

One of the best episodes of season three!
DrJohnZ

Starship Captain
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« Reply #155 on: 04-06-2004 14:24 »
« Last Edit on: 04-06-2004 14:24 »

Professor: "Our only hope to get back to our own time, is to go back through it, within oh say, exactly 24 hours"
Leela: "No problem. The ship's fixed except for the cup-holder and I should have that operational within ten hours."
Professor: "You've got eight!"
    laff     laff
oh and
Truman: "Whistlin dixy! I want this sent to Area 51 for study!"
General: "But Sir! That's where we're building our fake moon landing set."
Truman: "Then we'll have to really land on the moon. Invent NASA and tell them to get off their fannies!"
and
Truman: "Bush wa. No what's your mission? Are you planning to make some kind of alien human hybrid?"
Zoidberg: "Are you coming on to me?"
Truman: "Ha! Crackers, I take exception to that!"
Zoidberg: "I'm not hearing a no…"
and of course
Professor: "Start the ship, Leela! Let's just steal the damn radar dish, and get back to our own time."
Fry: "But, but, won't that change history?"
Professor: "Oooh… A lesson in not changing history from Mr. I'm-my-own-grandpa! Let's get the hell out of here already. Screw history!"
    laff     laff     laff

When you do things right, people wont be sure you've done anything at all.
Nasty Pasty

DOOP Secretary
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« Reply #156 on: 04-06-2004 14:26 »

I wish people still said "whistlin dixy" today. It make the world a much better place for us all.
Mouse On Venus

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« Reply #157 on: 04-06-2004 16:51 »
« Last Edit on: 04-06-2004 16:51 »

It was a very tightly written episode, crammed full of good material. Very few to no scenes seemed like weak filler, which is always good in my book. Excellent direction from Rich Moore also.

 BTW, Gorky, for your next one you should post an episode that you find less enjoyable to make it a bit more interesting. Right now we're all complimenting episodes that have had every possible compliment bestowed upon them already, so try and make it more challenging with a lesser quality episode.  wink
Gorky

Space Pope
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« Reply #158 on: 04-06-2004 21:11 »

Great idea! I'll try that next time, thanks.
3/4 of a Jesus

Starship Captain
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« Reply #159 on: 04-06-2004 21:32 »
« Last Edit on: 04-06-2004 21:32 »

Can I talk about "The Deep South" again? I didn't get a chance to post about it before.
I don't know why, but I always loved "the magician",  and no one here can say that the gag about the "good type of mermaid" wasn't hilarious. I also liked "MY MANWICH!", and I loved it when Dwight said the same thing in "The Route of all Evil" when his lunch was crushed into a singularity. But there ARE better season 2 episodes, i.e. The Problem with Popplers and How Hermes Requisitioned his Groove Back.

and...

LOWER QUALITY EPISODES???? THERE ARE NO STEENKIN' LOWER QUALITY EPISODES    wink   smile
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