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Spacedal11

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« on: 04-21-2004 15:07 »
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It's simple, do you prepher the episodes where you end up laughing to death or the episodes that almost (or did) make you cry?

It's   cry vs.   laff

If this thread gets closed, get someone besides Nixorbo to close it!  mad
Woodbot 2.0

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« Reply #1 on: 04-21-2004 15:10 »

Laghing is good for the soul.
Nuff' said.
TheLampIncident

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« Reply #2 on: 04-21-2004 15:12 »

I prefer to laugh.
Coilette

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« Reply #3 on: 04-21-2004 15:13 »

Both are good but I'd prefer to laugh than cry.
David A

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« Reply #4 on: 04-21-2004 15:20 »

The best episodes do both, like "Luck of the Fryrish".
Ekarderif

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« Reply #5 on: 04-21-2004 15:22 »

Yeps, both = goodness: "The Sting", The Why of Fry," and "The Luck of the Fryrish" are the best episodes ever! (in that order too)
Allen123

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« Reply #6 on: 04-21-2004 15:23 »

I would have to say laughing for me.
Teral

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« Reply #7 on: 04-21-2004 15:27 »
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It's a bit old, but my post in this thread still sums up my feelings on this subject pretty accurately, in fact it hits the bullseye.
Alliteration

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« Reply #8 on: 04-21-2004 15:44 »

I would rather laugh more than cry, but it's good to have both.
missBender

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« Reply #9 on: 04-21-2004 16:02 »

Hurry up so we can watch that hillarious robot!!
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« Reply #10 on: 04-21-2004 18:24 »

I dunno, it seems that i like the episodes that make me cry more than the funny episodes but either is good.
Dr. Morberg

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« Reply #11 on: 04-21-2004 18:46 »

As said before, the best episodes do both, but I would rather laugh hard than cry.
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« Reply #12 on: 04-21-2004 19:15 »

I don't think you appreciate the emotion of sadness seen in the show. It is different to see it compared to a lot of things you see in Futurama (it being a comedy show), but it still is very touching. You don't feel sad when you witness the sadness of it all. You feel happy that you were able to experience that moment. Am I right?

   
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« Reply #13 on: 04-21-2004 19:25 »

the best eps are emotional rollercoasters that give you it all.

but I prefer laughter.
tom123

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« Reply #14 on: 04-21-2004 20:05 »

I love laughing, but crying beats it barely, for reasons I can not explain.
davierocks

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« Reply #15 on: 04-21-2004 20:21 »

I think that would be because one crys you are letting out emotion that you may have kept bottled up inside for a long time (maybe since your last cry), you also get something of an adrenaline rush.  With all this feeling and emotion released you feel a little better.
So crying is good, but I think overall laughing is better.
Venus

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« Reply #16 on: 04-21-2004 20:23 »

personally, i like the more emotional episodes, so as much as i love laughing, i'm gonna have to say crying.
Smitty

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« Reply #17 on: 04-21-2004 20:26 »

I prefer to laugh. With the exception of Luck Of The Fryrish, the emotion of the sadder episodes wears off after a while.
futuramafreak

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« Reply #18 on: 04-21-2004 22:09 »

I've never cried while watching Futurama, but I laugh at every episode, and it feels much better to laugh anyway.  Go laugh!
Y_L_B

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« Reply #19 on: 04-21-2004 22:09 »

I love to laugh. Whenever there's a chance to laugh, I laugh. Let's face it, life is incredibly funny and ironic. So...I prefer to laugh, I guess, but some of my favorite episodes are the shippy, emotional, I'm-gonna-cry-now episodes like LOTF.
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« Reply #20 on: 04-21-2004 23:43 »

As much as I love Luck Of The Fryrish or Jurassic Bark, the funnier episodes are just really enjoyable to watch. In fact, it was War Is The H-Word (one of the funniest episodes ever, in my opinion) that got me obsessed with the show in the first place.

I'd say that I value the humour more, but that doesn't mean I don't enjoy the emotional episodes too.
Zeep

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« Reply #21 on: 04-22-2004 11:21 »

  laff = good
  cry = bad

Mallzie

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« Reply #22 on: 04-22-2004 11:43 »

I have to say that the tear jerker episodes are among my favorites, although I think less is more when it comes down to it.
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« Reply #23 on: 04-22-2004 11:52 »

  laff is good
  cry is not nearly as good
Young_and_Angry

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« Reply #24 on: 04-22-2004 19:22 »
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I like the tear-jerky eps, and the more "light hearted,just laugh"eps. But the tear-jerky and/or emotional eps have some funny spots *TDHAIPT-"The use of words expressing something other than their literal intention! Now that is "Irony"!,TS "Fry?! Is that you? I don't need to get a sponge!" "Why am I sticky and naked? Did I miss something fun?"* I rest my case.  tongue   roll eyes
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« Reply #25 on: 04-22-2004 19:26 »

I agree Young_and_Angry. Even the serious episodes had very funny parts (ie Sting, Devils Hands, Jurassic Bark). And that is what's great aboot Futurama. It can be sad and emotional while stil being edgy and funny.
Coop

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« Reply #26 on: 04-22-2004 20:12 »

Futurama had the inate ability to be entertaining and still be able to be taken seriously. That's what I like about it. You can't take shows like Family Guy or Simpsons seriously because the characters themselves really only have 1 or 2 dimensions. Futurama had lots of complex characters with stories and personalities. And I think that's probably because they kept the cast limited.
nerdlingus

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« Reply #27 on: 04-23-2004 04:08 »

There just as good as each other.

But if I had to choose it would be laughing.
Phooey
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« Reply #28 on: 04-23-2004 05:28 »

I'm definately more about the episodes that make me laugh at the end. It's a good thing 99% of them end up that way.

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« Reply #29 on: 04-23-2004 06:33 »

I think the only reason you cry is because you care for the characters. And the reason you care for the characters is the fun and laughter provided in the establishing episodes. Therefore, without laughter there is no tears.
I vote laughter.
M0le

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« Reply #30 on: 04-23-2004 06:54 »

I like to laugh at shows. It's easy enough to identify with characters and feel for them but I'm mainly in it for the humour.
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« Reply #31 on: 04-23-2004 10:03 »

But sometimes you cry during episodes because you feel some connection with the events and-or characters.
Bushmeister

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« Reply #32 on: 04-23-2004 12:52 »

 
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Originally posted by David A:
The best episodes do both, like "Luck of the Fryrish".

Second.
missBender

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« Reply #33 on: 04-23-2004 14:50 »

Crying makes you sad! Laughing makes you happy!'nuff said!

Nah, but really, I always cry on Leelas Homeworld when Leela says,"But your my parents! All I have ever wanted was to know you!"
Boo-hoo!!!
Dr.Jerkbird

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« Reply #34 on: 04-23-2004 15:10 »

I love it when it makes me laugh. I always remember jokes and end up repeting them days later. So i prefer Laughing
Nasty Pasty

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« Reply #35 on: 04-23-2004 17:21 »

Well, emotional episodes stay in your mind and your heart. And they make you feel good..
Spacedal11

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« Reply #36 on: 04-23-2004 19:20 »

 
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Originally posted by missBender:
Crying makes you sad! Laughing makes you happy!'nuff said!

Nah, but really, I always cry on Leelas Homeworld when Leela says,"But your my parents! All I have ever wanted was to know you!"
Boo-hoo!!!

Well have you ever heard "I'm crying cause I'm happy." ? Crying doesn't always mean that your sad -although it is a lot of the time-. But when I recently watched The Sting, I was on the verge of crying.
Young_and_Angry

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« Reply #37 on: 04-23-2004 22:44 »

 
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Originally posted by Spacedal11:
 But when I recently watched The Sting, I was on the verge of crying.
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I watched it so many times, I can actually pinpoint where the tears start flowing.
  roll eyes   hmpf

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zoidyzoid

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« Reply #38 on: 04-23-2004 23:14 »

Laughing. Futurama's a comedy, after all.
That said, I do appreciate the genuinely emotional episodes, as long as they have some good laughs as well- Parasites Lost is a brilliant example.
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« Reply #39 on: 04-23-2004 23:22 »

yeah gotta go laughing
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