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Passing user

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« on: 04-15-2004 06:25 »

I can't find anything using the search engine, so:
What's your favourite satirical moment or parody?  Star Trek References ("Stardate April 13th...point 2!" ), War is the H-Word, the political attacks...
My favourite is Ahead In The Polls.  I thought everything in it was funny: the two party candidates were clones for the Tastycrats and the Fingerlicans (nice jab at the American political system), the party convention, the voter apathy and the quote:

LEELA: Come on, Fry, we need to register you to vote in the World President Elections.
FRY: Meh. Why should I vote?  We live in America!
LEELA: Fry, America is part of the world.
FRY: Wow.  I have been gone a long time!

(Or thereabouts).
So what are your favourite moments?
marla_singer

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« Reply #1 on: 04-15-2004 07:30 »

i guess in the cryonic woman when fry is pointing out how crap LA is and bender and leela are like "it's LA" "he just won't stop with the social commentary." it's funny cause they're pointing it out. i'm tired.
Nixorbo

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« Reply #2 on: 04-15-2004 10:19 »

"When a robotic Nixon is on the loose, we have a duty to take action!"

A Head in the Polls - the finest political satire since Sideshow Bob Roberts.
Teral

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« Reply #3 on: 04-15-2004 11:35 »
« Last Edit on: 04-15-2004 11:35 »

Agreed.

"These are the candidates? The sound like clones. ... wait a minute, they are clones!"
Cohen: "Now that's satire!"

Mouse On Venus

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« Reply #4 on: 04-15-2004 11:43 »

I like the Starbucks in the sewers in Leela's Homeworld.
SlackJawedMoron

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« Reply #5 on: 04-15-2004 12:04 »

"You don't wanna look stupid on court TV!"

Funny because I got it.  wink
Kryten

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« Reply #6 on: 04-15-2004 13:46 »

Nix stole my answer, so I'm gonna pick the Execu-bots in BSNBAOTV. I have a sickening feeling it's very close to the real truth.
Passing user

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« Reply #7 on: 04-15-2004 14:21 »

What do you think of Judge Whitey?
Monk_K

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« Reply #8 on: 04-15-2004 14:28 »

In "A Bicyclops Built for Two" when they enter the vitual Internet world a load of Internet adverts attack them. I thought that was a great way to make fun of internet popup adverts! They're so annoying, and some times it really does feel like they're attacking you!
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« Reply #9 on: 04-15-2004 14:41 »
« Last Edit on: 04-15-2004 14:41 »

 
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Originally posted by Passing user:
What do you think of Judge Whitey?

Wonderful satire of the typical rich politician. Not that all politicians are like that, but a lot are.    big grin    laff
KVA

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« Reply #10 on: 04-15-2004 14:43 »

Bender: "You think you're so hot!"
Fry: "Wha?!"
Bender: "The only reason you get all the guys is because you dress like a tramp." *slap*
Fry: "They're just responding to my personality!"

That scene in I Second That Emotion is one of my favourite, especcially Fry's answer.
Monk_K

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« Reply #11 on: 04-15-2004 14:48 »
« Last Edit on: 04-15-2004 14:48 »

Sorry, put the wrong message in the wrong thread! I don't know how that happened, I think I must have been in a hurry!
I'm new to this messageboard thing as you can probably tell so please forgive me for all my editing and posting mistakes.
Nasty Pasty

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« Reply #12 on: 04-15-2004 14:53 »

 
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Originally posted by Mouse On Venus:
I like the Starbucks in the sewers in Leela's Homeworld.

Ditto dude. I find it hilarious because once i saw 3 starbucks on one corner in NYC. Those damn things are everywhere.  mad

Shaucker

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« Reply #13 on: 04-15-2004 15:27 »

 
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Originally posted by Mouse On Venus:
I like the Starbucks in the sewers in Leela's Homeworld.

Agreed.
[homer/] it's funny because it's true[/homer]

That, and the cultural NY jokes in Luck of the Fryrish

If you don't eat meat, you'll break out in vaginas.
Dr. Morberg

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« Reply #14 on: 04-15-2004 22:23 »

I like Zapp's line in "Where the Buggalo Roam"

"Teenagers all smoke and they seem pretty on the ball"

Although I have to agree with the entire "A Head in the Polls" episode.
Allen

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« Reply #15 on: 04-15-2004 23:21 »

"Have you ever tried turning off the TV, sitting down with your kids and hitting them?"

"But we're so busy!

"Yeah, give some credit to our public schools!"

Bender Should Not Be Allowed on TV may not have been it's funniest, but it certainly drips with satire

"When I grow up, I'm gonna have so much amnesia."

"I'm already forgetting stuff."
newhook_1

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« Reply #16 on: 04-15-2004 23:30 »

I've always liked all the pop-up ads on the internet in "A Bicyclops Built For Two".
Morbo_01

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« Reply #17 on: 04-16-2004 07:01 »

 
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Originally posted by Dr. Morberg:
I like Zapp's line in "Where the Buggalo Roam"

"Teenagers all smoke and they seem pretty on the ball"

Damn straight! That line is hell good. And yet again, the whole AHITP ep is fantastic satire.

"WINDMILLS DO NOT WORK THAT WAY!"
Zoidfan
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« Reply #18 on: 04-16-2004 07:47 »

Favorite satire moments:
BSNBAOTV- The Execu-bots.
WTBR-Zapp's line about teens smoking.
AHITP-the two clone candidates.
and...
Judge Whitey
MikeBot

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« Reply #19 on: 04-16-2004 11:34 »

When Al Gore is at the global warming convention, he says "As I discuss in my book 'Earth in the Balance', or my much more popular book 'Harry Potter and the Balance of earth'".

Reffering to how he "invented the internet".

Cracks me up every time.
Coilette

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« Reply #20 on: 04-16-2004 11:57 »

BSNBALOT is a very satire heavy episode, The Execubots, F.A.R.T (sort of) and

'Have you ever tried turning off the TV, sitting down with your kids and hitting them?'

I don't know whether this classifies a satire but:

Hermes:'Take this and shoot those guys'
Leela:'Right, if they come near the box'
Hermes:'Whatever'
El Scorcho

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« Reply #21 on: 04-16-2004 16:28 »

There's that bit where where Nixon gets a discount because he's stayed in the watergate hotel before (or something like that)
Hedonism Bot

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« Reply #22 on: 04-16-2004 16:59 »

I second MikeBot. As both a Potter fan and a Pottermania despiser, I thought that was hilarious. Also, the joke about "20th century spirit" at the end of ABPOG.
Alliteration

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« Reply #23 on: 04-16-2004 17:53 »

The best political satire is in My Three Suns.

"So what is the deal with people from under the orange sun, there all, erraww erraaa erraaa. But us guys from under the red sun, we're like, awwwww awwwwww awwwww, AM I RIGHT! AM I RIGHT!"

Great satire there.
QueenOfRobonia

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« Reply #24 on: 04-16-2004 17:58 »

My favourite is definately "Have you ever tried sitting down with you kids, and hitting them?"
wookie_57

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« Reply #25 on: 04-16-2004 20:38 »

The send up of The N.R.A, in AHITP, quality satire


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