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aslate

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« Reply #40 on: 02-18-2004 07:53 »
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Originally posted by QueenOfRobonia:
"MY MANWICH!!"

Can someone explain why this line is so funny? I never got it or understood it or anything!

And it's a TOTPD! It's been ages since i did one of these!

QueenOfRobonia

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« Reply #41 on: 02-18-2004 07:56 »

I don't know it's just the way he says it is so funny, also when Dwight says it in 'The Route Of All Evil'.
Maybe I just like it becsaue all my mates hate Futurama and that's the only part of it they like!
Mouse On Venus

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« Reply #42 on: 02-18-2004 08:07 »

A manwich, that's like a soylent green sandwich isn't it?  red face
QueenOfRobonia

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« Reply #43 on: 02-18-2004 08:10 »

Well yeah I spose.
I still think it's hilarious either way.
Gorky

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« Reply #44 on: 02-18-2004 16:23 »

Maybe "Manwich" is supposed to be a funny word. I really didn't like the joke either, aslate.
boingo2000

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« Reply #45 on: 02-18-2004 16:28 »
« Last Edit on: 02-18-2004 16:28 »

A manwich is a sloppy joe with a brand name.

Ozor Mox

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« Reply #46 on: 02-18-2004 16:34 »
« Last Edit on: 02-18-2004 16:34 »

I just love the sound of Hermes saying it.

And who can possibly not laugh at Farnsworth spraying the fish pheromones with the can facing the wrong way, and all the fish sticking to his face followed by Zoidberg...

"I'm so into you!"  *sucks on head*

Best scene of the episode I think.

As second best I'd like to add Fry saying "Bigger than anything you've caught" to Bender, followed by an impression of his laugh. Scene changes as you hear Bender's fishing line extending *BOP* "Ow!"

Amy burns Leela yet again in this episode...

"Ah, so this is where you shop for your boots?"
Gorky

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« Reply #47 on: 02-18-2004 16:48 »
« Last Edit on: 02-18-2004 16:48 »

I know what a Manwich is, I just wasn't sure as to how Hermes referencing it was funny. However, on the commentary, I love how David Cohen is talking about his dad and such, then:

Matt Groening: Great! These audio commentaries were totally worthless!...

Rich Moore: And now we missed the Manwich joke!
Mouse On Venus

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« Reply #48 on: 02-18-2004 17:04 »

And then a little later in the commentary:
 
 David X. Cohen: "Unbreakable diamond filament" is from Arthur C. Clarke...

 Rich Moore: Did you dad tell you that one too?

 DXC: Stop- stop hitting me!

 *slap slap slap*  laff

 Actually, "The Deep South" commentary was pretty good as well, even though they seem to run out of steam towards the end. Funny how the Groening/Cohen/Moore/Burns/Haaland/Vanzo/West/DiMaggio group of commentators seems to have not much to say in the Season 2 commentaries.  red face
Gorky

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« Reply #49 on: 02-18-2004 17:08 »

I loved the whole "Stop-stop hitting me!" thing. As I've stated elsewhere, David Cohen is definitely one of my favorites on the commentaries.
Mouse On Venus

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« Reply #50 on: 02-18-2004 17:15 »

Billy West: My dad was a dancer.
John DiMaggio: Yeah?
Billy West: Yeah, he died dancing on the end of a rope!

 Did Billy steal that joke from somewhere? I liked it anyway just for how John and Rich laugh at it afterwards but I do wonder where Billy gets some of these jokes sometimes...
Gorky

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« Reply #51 on: 02-18-2004 17:22 »

I wasn't sure on that either. Billy is a funny guy, but he may have gotten it from somewhere. Also:

David Cohen: When this episode aired, they retype the credits so that they can fit on the side of the screen. And, when this episode aired, they retyped the credits so they said "Guest Starring: Donovan Parker and Posey."

Laughs

Cohen: Thanks guest-stars!

Rich Moore: We want ya' back Posey!

Not the exact wording, but you get the point.
Cloud 9

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« Reply #52 on: 02-18-2004 19:14 »
« Last Edit on: 02-18-2004 19:14 »

Someone said that it was offensive to Georgians, but...I'M A GEORGIAN! I live in one of Atlanta's suburbs, and I wasn't offended at all...The dude with the shotgun was weird, though...   roll eyes I loved the jokes about the Coca-Cola factory (which I've actually never visited) and of course, the Hartsfield jokes (screw Delta anyway!) Actually I always fly on Delta...What was I talking about again?   confused

Those who choose to alter fate will do so at their own misery.
Mouse On Venus

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« Reply #53 on: 02-18-2004 19:21 »

They said on the commentary that they got a letter from somebody in Atlanta saying they'd got it spot on, and I think a couple of CGEF reviews said similar things too. I thought that was pretty cool.
ActionLaPointe

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« Reply #54 on: 02-18-2004 19:48 »

ummm, the airport...  smile
Gorky

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« Reply #55 on: 02-18-2004 21:24 »

I'm not sure if I would have been offended by it. I'm not a Georgian, but I'm pretty sure some people took great offense at the references. Personally, I thought that they were funny, especially the cracks at the Coke plant and the airport.
DotheBartman

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« Reply #56 on: 02-18-2004 22:44 »

Actually, regarding all this talk about the commentary, I'd have to say it might've been more entertaining then the episode.  laff  One of the better season two commentaries.
SlackJawedMoron

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« Reply #57 on: 02-19-2004 01:43 »
« Last Edit on: 02-19-2004 01:43 »

Sadly true for many eps. Well, the lower spectrem ones anyway.   hmpf

Just finished watching S4 DVDs, and was so pumped full of melancholy, I just had to register. You heard me.
Vamsi

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« Reply #58 on: 02-19-2004 12:55 »

I thought the episode was great the first time I saw it. I was living in Atlanta at the time, so it was a lot of fun to see them poking fun at the city.

After multiple viewings, my impression of the quality of this episode has declined a bit. The humor is still wonderful, but I don't think it stands up to some of the better episodes in Season 2.
Bender145th

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« Reply #59 on: 02-19-2004 13:54 »

Welcome aboard, SlackJawedMoron.
SwanMan3000

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« Reply #60 on: 02-19-2004 15:21 »

what is the thing about 'the magician' about?
Mouse On Venus

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« Reply #61 on: 02-19-2004 15:39 »

Beats me. But they had Leela in there pretty much asking that same question so either it's a non-sequiter or a very obscure reference few people will get.
Gorky

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« Reply #62 on: 02-19-2004 16:34 »

 
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Originally posted by boingo2000:
 The Magician was one of the so-called gods (though gods they were) of Atlantis that left in Donavan's origianl song.  Apparently, they couldn't come up with another famous person from Atlanta that would fit the timing; or they just wanted to be silly.

I didn't get it either, until I heard "Atlantis" for the first time.


There it is. I laugh at those of you who did not see it earlier in the thread!

  evil laugh
Mouse On Venus

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« Reply #63 on: 02-19-2004 17:19 »

Oh, so it is. That'll teach me to ignore boingo2000 in moderation instead of all the time.  tongue
Gorky

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« Reply #64 on: 02-19-2004 18:01 »

As for the Magician, I didn't really find it funny, even when I know the reference. I just love the sound of Donavan's voice, and the way his low-key register makes jokes funnier. Such as:

"And also Jane Fonda was there."

I'm pretty sure that that's the line.
Gambit

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« Reply #65 on: 02-19-2004 18:24 »

 
Quote
Originally posted by QueenOfRobonia:
"MY MANWICH!!"
damn, i wanted to say that line, grrr... however, i agree that stands out in the episode, along with zoidberg


Cloud 9

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« Reply #66 on: 02-19-2004 20:05 »

Did I miss something, or isn't it time to post about a new ep.? Re: the commentaries are NEVER as good as the episodes! I'm the only one that I know personally who isn't bored with them. I love all audio commentaries, especially Futurama!

Those who choose to alter fate will do so at their own misery.
Levitate_Me

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« Reply #67 on: 02-19-2004 20:23 »


yeah I keep checking this thread to see if anyone is going to post a new ep
Jish

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« Reply #68 on: 02-19-2004 22:17 »

Dammit, nobody is going to post one. Was there an assigned episode chooser, or can I do it? If I can do it, I choose Fry and the Slurm Factory, one of the great classics.

My input on it is that the Grunka Lunka songs and everyone's hatred of them ("Tell them I hate them!", "SHUT THE HELL UP!", etc) was pure comical genious.
El Zilcho

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« Reply #69 on: 02-19-2004 22:22 »

Keep your pants on, Gorky said he'd change the ep every Monday.
Dr. Morberg

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« Reply #70 on: 02-19-2004 22:23 »
« Last Edit on: 02-19-2004 22:23 »

 
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Originally posted by Gorky:
I'll change to a new episode every Monday.

Read the first post, people.

Damn, El Zilcho beat me to it.
David A

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« Reply #71 on: 02-20-2004 00:44 »

 
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Originally posted by El Zilcho:
Keep your pants on, Gorky said she'd change the ep every Monday.

FIXED.
El Zilcho

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« Reply #72 on: 02-20-2004 00:48 »

Right, right. I've gotta start paying more attention.
bish

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« Reply #73 on: 02-20-2004 06:12 »

i think that the professor has a pretty good episode, with all his lines

Hermes: i need to go home, i miss my family and oxygen
Professor: yes we all miss our loved ones and gases

good news its a suppository

he may have ocean madness but thats no excuse for ocean rudeness
Gorky

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« Reply #74 on: 02-22-2004 21:41 »

Okay, it's almost Monday, so I'll post the new episode:

This Week: "The Problem With Popplers"

I'm actually surprised that this episode ranked this high, but I still like it. If you don't tell me why not.
Dr. Morberg

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« Reply #75 on: 02-22-2004 21:51 »

This episode was one of the best of season 2. The Omicronians were really funny, especially Lrrr after he ate Free Waterfall Jr. Free Waterfall was hilarious, especially shutupshutupshutup...
VoVat

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« Reply #76 on: 02-23-2004 15:43 »

This was one of my favorite episodes, at least based on the one time I saw it.  A lot of great jokes at the expense of Free Waterfall Jr. and his radical views (the tofu-eating lion was hilarious), and Lrrr was excellent in it as well.
Gorky

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« Reply #77 on: 02-23-2004 17:10 »

Like I said, this one wasn't a favorite, but I loved the Dateline parody with Linda, Fishy Joe, Leela, and Freewaterfall Jr.:

Freewaterfall Jr.:You're all nuts, shut-up and let me talk!

Linda: You shut-up, please.
spacepilot3000

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« Reply #78 on: 02-23-2004 17:24 »
« Last Edit on: 02-23-2004 17:24 »

The Problem With Popplers funniest moment came from the ending when Lrr was high.

Lrr: Ohhh, I think there was something funny in that hippie. People of earth(Eyes dialate)oh, I think hippies starting to kick in. I realize now that........... dude, my hands are HUGE! They can touch anything but themselves. Oh wait.

Nd-nd: Let's go.

Lrr looks at cape, then feels it.

Lrr: Whoa!(later is flying away) Oh, I feel like i'm flying.

Funniest part in all of season 2.
Gorky

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« Reply #79 on: 02-23-2004 17:51 »
« Last Edit on: 02-23-2004 17:51 »

I just can't stop talking about commentaries, but...
In season 1's commentary for "When Aliens Attack", Ken Keeler talked abot Lrr and his cape. All of the staff thought it was hilarious, and so do I.
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