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SlackJawedMoron

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« on: 03-21-2004 06:02 »
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What episodes did you completely re-evaluate your opinion of the upon repeat viewings? Three that stick out immediately in my mind are "Insane in the Mainframe," "Leela's Homeworld" and "Future Stock," which I remember not laughing at much (or indeed, at all) the first time around, but, seveal months and DVD sets later I appreciate more.

For IITM and FS, I suddenly found them hilarious, and for "Leela's Homeworld" I suddenly realized it wasn't as bad as I first thought.    wink

Of course,like the old Simpsons, most episodes get better with repeated viewings anyway...

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« Reply #1 on: 03-21-2004 06:15 »

Agreed on 'Futurestocks', that gets much better with repeat viewings. It didn't hold up that well for me on first viewing, but somehow that makes it hold up all the more on repeats. Also 'Where No Fan Has Gone Before' has got much better for me on repeat viewings...
Gleno

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« Reply #2 on: 03-21-2004 09:17 »

APTR....I liked it on the first viewing but I liked it even more after repeated viewings....

HIOR cos I'm not really into religion....

BITW....I don't like Beck but it's a good ep....

and That's Lobstertainment....Come on it's not that bad.... smile

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FishyJoe

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« Reply #3 on: 03-21-2004 11:55 »

Future Stock and 30% Iron Chef. When I first saw them, for some reason I focused only on the few jokes that didn't work. But a few viewings later, I realized that they are both hilarious episodes. With Future Stock being one of my all-time favorites.
Shadowstar

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« Reply #4 on: 03-21-2004 12:25 »

Eeeeehhh... nothing has really changed. There are really only two episodes I truely hate with all my heart and soul: "Kif Gets Knocked Up a Notch" and "Leela's Homeworld." All the others that aren't so good I think are OK episodes. I still love seeing these episodes on DVD, even if they are average. Maybe once Volume 4 comes here in Region 1, I'll have a better respect for "Kif" and "Homeworld." Probably not, but still...
Dr. Morberg

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« Reply #5 on: 03-21-2004 12:26 »

I thought A Leela of Her Own was terrible when I first saw it. Now I think it's pretty good. I agree with Futurestock though. It didn't feel like a Futurama episode when I first saw it, now it's one of my favorites.
Gorky

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« Reply #6 on: 03-21-2004 13:15 »

For me, it's definitely "The Sting". It's still on my top ten list, but the story loses a little bit when you watch it for a second time. That's probably due to the fact that the whole plot is a huge mystery up until the last 2 minutes.

My opinion on "Futurestock" is this: it's an okay episode, but not a favorite, no matter how many times you watch it.

Also, "The 30% Iron Chef" is one of those episodes that I didn't think much of at first, but now, after seeing it a few times, I think it's great. I like the whole plot, but especially this line (I don't remember it word-for-word, but...):

Announcer: When I asked Elzar what he was making, he told me that it was none of my business and interjected that my mother was a prostitute.

Martha Stewart: In the French countryside, many prostitutes decorate their rooms with colorful gourds.

I thought that Tress McNeille did a great job as Martha Stewart, and I thought her lines were hilarious. Phil LaMarr did a great job as Bubblegum Tate, too.
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« Reply #7 on: 03-21-2004 13:25 »

Agree 100% on "30% Iron Chef". Upon getting the season three DVD's and watching it a few more times, the episode is now easily one of my favorites.
Gorky

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« Reply #8 on: 03-21-2004 13:34 »

Yep. And since we're talking about the DVD, I also think that the commentary on that episode is great as well.
Teral

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« Reply #9 on: 03-21-2004 15:20 »

"Bending In The Wind". At first I didn't like it, mainly for the celebrity guest star and I didn't like Bender's song. Later I started to appreciate Beck's self-deprecating lines, and actually took quite a likening to his music. I still don't fancy Bender's song much, but the episode have taken a large step up the ladder.
SlaytanicMaggot
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« Reply #10 on: 03-21-2004 15:29 »

After just getting the DVD's, I plowed through Season 1 with commentary all Friday night, and have almost completed Season 2 w/commentary today - just need to watch "the cryonic woman" - I didn't realize all the 3rd-tier nerd jokes that were in there, and also have a better respect for the art and the way they blended 3-d with 2-d. I'd say, upon review, and once I get down the list to it, I'll probably find "Bendin' In The Wind" slightly funnier.

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boxie

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« Reply #11 on: 03-21-2004 15:56 »

I was quite surprised to find that Bending in the Wind gets so many negative comments. I always remember it fondly...

... but then that might have to do with my joy that Futurama was actually airing again. Since buying all the DVD's my memory has faded, but I'm pretty sure it was one of the first episodes of the third season that I watched.
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« Reply #12 on: 03-21-2004 16:59 »
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I found Future Stock pretty bland the first time I saw it, but after repeats, it is much better.  Not much else to say on that.

The first time I saw Amazon Women in the Mood, I couldn't get past all the sex jokes, it came across as incredibly crass and unfunny.  After a few more views, it is a lot more funny. Its still pretty crass in places, although I recognize that as part of the humor, instead of being crass for the sake of being crass. It has gone from most disliked to one of the top.

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« Reply #13 on: 03-21-2004 18:39 »

Bendin' In The Wind for me, too. When I first saw it - I hated the fact that the 1960's still had a following in the 31st century. I didn't even know who Beck was until I saw the episode - but still, it annoyed me that his music still had a following 1000 years later. It's just these types of things that take away the show's uniqueness.

Still, with that said - after I watched it a few more times, the episode drastically grew on me, and it's easily one of my most watched episodes.
PCC Fred

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« Reply #14 on: 03-21-2004 18:49 »

I didn't like "30% Iron Chef" at first, but I like it better since I've seen the Iron Chef TV show.
SlaytanicMaggot
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« Reply #15 on: 03-21-2004 21:44 »

God, what would have happened if that ep had been scheduled to air AFTER the super bowl this year? Ohhhh, man...

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« Reply #16 on: 03-22-2004 02:16 »

Most of the 3rd and 4th dvd sets improved with time. Especially Futurestock, i too didn't like that much the first time.
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« Reply #17 on: 03-22-2004 04:53 »

Believe it or not "The Sting" really seemed better on repeat viewings, same with "The Farnsworth Parabox".  Both were already very good of course, but somehow got better when I watched them again.
Coilette

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« Reply #18 on: 03-22-2004 05:18 »

LOTF, didn't like it at first, now don't mind it but would prefer to watch something else.

I don't think Lobstertainment can get better with repeated viewings... simply because I don't want to see it again.
Smurfbabe

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« Reply #19 on: 03-22-2004 10:47 »

Yep i'm the same with Future stock - i thought it was SO boring, then suddenly it became good, and now it's totally 'awesome, awesome to the max.'

Also the first time i saw Godfellas I thought that was kinda dull to, can u believe!!  of couse now i have seen the light and now i watch it more than most.

Actually, there's heaps!  Brannigan begin again and Put your head on my shoulder are also two of my favourites wheras on my first viewing i remember thinking they were nothing special.

But hey, as long as i'm watching futurama, any futurama, it's alllll good!
boxie

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« Reply #20 on: 03-22-2004 11:58 »

I think with Future Stock, the reason it seems 'boring', is that it is very unFuturama. There's very little sci-fi stuff going on, and the humour is based in the Eighties. That's even well into the past for us...
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« Reply #21 on: 03-22-2004 16:39 »

And those who lived through the 80's wont like to be reminded of the horror (except for "The A-Team" and other tv-shows).

I mean I worked for years to repress those memories, and ... oh god! They're coming back!  cry
SlaytanicMaggot
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« Reply #22 on: 03-22-2004 18:27 »

 
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Originally posted by SlaytanicMaggot:
I'd say, upon review, and once I get down the list to it, I'll probably find "Bendin' In The Wind" slightly funnier.

I meant 'Bendless Love.' and yes, I got to it, and found it a bit funnier.

Oh, and CGEF is mentioned in the commentary for "That's Lobstertainment!" if anyone doesn't already know.

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tom123

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« Reply #23 on: 03-22-2004 19:47 »

The only thing (for me) that makes it better second time around, is if there is a joke I didn't get but now do.
Alliteration

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« Reply #24 on: 03-22-2004 22:45 »

I think that Mother's Day was better the second time. That part with Fry trying to open the can of food was hilarious, and Bender saying Das Vedanya was great.

On an unrelated note, why was my thread about commentaries closed? I was talking about whole commentaries, not specific people in them. Oh well.
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« Reply #25 on: 03-22-2004 22:52 »

I really started to like I Second that Emotion after a few viewings after i got the DVD. It was actually very funny noticing Leela's parents in the crowd of mutants. Thats a big benefit of repeat viewing. Picking up things you didnt notice before!
spacepilot3000

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« Reply #26 on: 03-24-2004 00:06 »

WOW. I don't believe it. I liked "Obsolutley Fabulous" the second time around. I must've been in a bad mood or something when I first saw it, but man was that good! The jokes were halarious and the joke with the boulder taking too long to hit Planet Express was especially funny. I might be just me but did anyone notice a scene missing? It was at the part before Bender got his "Downgrade". When I first saw it, I remember the robots saying "It's never been done before! Who knows what would happen!", but now I don't see it, am I imagining things, or was that scene(or something to that effect) real?
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« Reply #27 on: 03-24-2004 00:35 »

 
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Originally posted by PCC Fred:
I didn't like "30% Iron Chef" at first, but I like it better since I've seen the Iron Chef TV show.

I was the same, I appreciated the humour and references a lot more the last billion times I watched 30% after seeing the real Kitchen Stadium. I love Iron Chef. But then maybe I only love it so much because it reminds me of Bender...

And I love the last line too.
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« Reply #28 on: 03-24-2004 15:35 »
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I always notice extra stuff the 2nd (or 3rd) time around, especially if I've just watched the commentary. Also, when you've seen an episode, then watch it with someone else who hasn't seen it, you end up enjoying it a lot, even if they're staring at you while you're laughing hysterically about a joke they don't get on the first viewing. Also, if you watch "The Sting" with someone else who hasn't seen it, it's pretty interesting to see if they figure it out before you did when you watched it the first time. (That happened to me with "Lesser of Two Evils" )

Putting that aside, I think that it was interesting to watch "30% Iron Chef" after all that stuff w/ Martha Stewert...  tongue (I'm not sure if it's less or more funny...)   hmpf

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Ekarderif

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« Reply #29 on: 04-29-2004 12:47 »

I thought Insane in the Mainframe was just obnoxious the first time through. Subsequent viewings changed my opinion on this matter though. What a great episode!  big grin
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« Reply #30 on: 04-29-2004 13:13 »

Another episode i changed my mind about was "My Three Suns". After i saw it once,  i thought it was an average okay episod, but after repeated viewings, i found it to be one of my favorites from Season 1.
cyba

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« Reply #31 on: 04-29-2004 15:39 »

 
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Originally posted by Gorky:
Martha Stewart: In the French countryside, many prostitutes decorate their rooms with colorful gourds.

hey, HEY! Those were ENGLISH prostitutes! English, I tell you....
Nasty Pasty

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« Reply #32 on: 04-29-2004 17:04 »

 
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Originally posted by cyba:
 hey, HEY! Those were ENGLISH prostitutes! English, I tell you....

How would you know cyba? Not from experience i hope.    laff

Zeep

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« Reply #33 on: 05-01-2004 00:46 »
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i dont know why, but i found this absolutely hilarious when i was browsing through the CGEF sound files:
go to  gotfuturama.com  and go to sounds and quotes -> War is the H-word -> #17

"Please gentlemen. We must put an end to the bloodshed. We've all seen too many body bags and ball sacks."

    <IMG SRC="http://peel.gotfuturama.com/ubb/smiley_laff.gif">

(part of it is his voice, though, so just reading it isn't as funny.)
[edited be cause for some reason, i can't like to CGEF files]
ooy

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« Reply #34 on: 05-01-2004 02:45 »

'404 not found' on that link zeep.  hmpf
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« Reply #35 on: 05-01-2004 03:54 »

That's Lobstertainment gets better with every viewing, and it's not just the drugs kicking in.
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« Reply #36 on: 05-01-2004 12:37 »

 
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Originally posted by Pitt Clemens:
That's Lobstertainment gets better with every viewing, and it's not just the drugs kicking in.

I think its the medication NOT kicking in! That episode still sucks the more i watch it.

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