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spira

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« Reply #440 on: 08-28-2011 15:29 »
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I can give Route of All Evil the title of "best episode with a lot of Cubert in it". I can also give the line "Maybe we should start a fire" the title of "best Cubert line". It's a good episode.

also, TOTPD
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #441 on: 08-28-2011 15:30 »

Cubert's first appearance in A Clone Of My Own will always be his best appearance to me. The trouble is they toned him down since then so he's just not quite as hilarious...
FistfulOAwesome

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« Reply #442 on: 08-28-2011 16:33 »

I can give Route of All Evil the title of "best episode with a lot of Cubert in it". I can also give the line "Maybe we should start a fire" the title of "best Cubert line". It's a good episode.

So this is what it's like... when doves cry.

Cubert's first appearance in A Clone Of My Own will always be his best appearance to me. The trouble is they toned him down since then so he's just not quite as hilarious...

I think Cubert's great in that episode, but all the complaints I've seen about him on PEEL seem to think of him as terrible because of his behavior in that episode, to the point that the percpeption of him is based on that episode alone (as you've said, he is a significantly different character in later appearances (specifically TROAE, BSNBAOT, and BG). His changed behavior was an attempt to make him more likeable since his original appearance rubbed so many others wrongly (they mention so in the commentary for BSNBAOT). Since it failed (since many still only see Cubert as an exaggerated Wesley Crusher), he has partially returned to being a brat (TLPJF, ACO).

Interesting note, despite the characters unpopularity,
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« Reply #443 on: 08-28-2011 16:50 »

Interesting note, despite the characters unpopularity,

Interesting, I didn't know that! This is good news in my eyes. I'm already very much anticipating this ep, but even more so now though!...
Gorky

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« Reply #444 on: 08-28-2011 17:05 »
« Last Edit on: 08-28-2011 17:06 »

Yeah, I didn't know that either. Are you just speculating, FOA, based on

Also: I watched "The Route of All Evil" yesterday, and the first two acts are really, really funny. But once the Benderbrau subplot (which, as I have stated here ad nauseum, I love so dearly) drops out in the beginning-ish of act three, and all that's left is the resolution of the Cubert/Dwight A-plot, things just get really...boring, to me. But an episode that's awesome for the first eighteen or so minutes can't be disregarded entirely just because the last four minutes kind of suck.

So...yeah. "The Route of All Evil" is a solid 7/10 (that is, average-for-Futurama) episode for me. Of all the episodes that people rag on a lot and consider among the worst ever ("That's Lobstertainment!", "A Leela of Her Own"), I think "The Route of All Evil" is, uh, the best.

If that makes any sense. Point is, I'd rank many, many episodes below it.
spira

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« Reply #445 on: 08-28-2011 17:10 »

Also did not know that, FOA. Source?

But once the Benderbrau subplot (which, as I have stated here ad nauseum, I love so dearly) drops out in the beginning-ish of act three, and all that's left is the resolution of the Cubert/Dwight A-plot, things just get really...boring, to me.

Agreed! I have probably watched the first eighteen minutes of that episode like seven or eight times, but the whole thing maybe twice? Haha.
FistfulOAwesome

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« Reply #446 on: 08-28-2011 17:38 »

Sorry for misleading, people. Gorky's got it. It wasn't so much I was speculating as much as any relevance to the story is a major appearance to me (for a minor character). For example, ACO is a major appearance for Cubert since he shares the subplot, while JB is a minor appearance for him since he's there for the one joke about one of his toes still being the in the cloning tank.

Gorky

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« Reply #447 on: 08-28-2011 17:45 »
« Last Edit on: 08-28-2011 17:46 »

Not to derail this thread too much (and perhaps we can consider this on-topic because I am about to discuss one of my favorite episodes of all time), but
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« Reply #448 on: 08-28-2011 20:59 »

I used to hate Cubert. Now... I actually enjoy the majority of his appearances. BSNBAOT is probably the only episode he's in that I still hate his characterisation and performance in.

Then again, it's a sub-par episode for me anyway.

ACOMO is still one of the best episodes in my opinion, and Cubert's appearances in TLPJF and ACO are more in-tune with what I expect of him than in TROAE or BSNBAOT.

Wow. Too many acronyms.
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« Reply #449 on: 08-28-2011 21:03 »

INITIALISATIONS, not acronyms!  Stop making me pedantic, tnuk!
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« Reply #450 on: 08-31-2011 18:10 »

I'd have to say that Luck Of The Fryrish is my favorite, although some of my other favorites are also include:

Fry and the Slurm Factory
Jurassic Bark
Hell Is Other Robots
The Farnsworth Parabox
The Devils Hands Are Idle Play Things
A Cyclops of My Own
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« Reply #451 on: 08-31-2011 18:28 »

A Cyclops of My Own

What? You mean 'A Clone of my Own'?
Svip

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« Reply #452 on: 08-31-2011 19:32 »

I think he means "A Bicyclops Build for Two".
Gorky

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« Reply #453 on: 08-31-2011 19:43 »

Or maybe he means that the first eleven minutes of "A Bicycylops Built for Two" fit perfectly with the last eleven minutes of "A Clone of My Own," creating one Łber-episode.

Also: Am I the only person who kind of hates "Fry and the Slurm Factory"? Not to disparage others who love it, of course--I just feel like I'm in the minority by not liking it. This, of course, probably says more about my own shoddy taste than anything else, but I see it on an awful lot of top ten lists, when it's definitely somewhere among my bottom twenty-five.
Boxy Robot

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« Reply #454 on: 08-31-2011 19:58 »

I defiantly don't love it as much as other fans, but I defiantly don't think it's bad by any means
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« Reply #455 on: 08-31-2011 20:34 »

I see it as a decent episode. Nothing special though and far from being one of my favourites.
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« Reply #456 on: 08-31-2011 20:35 »

Also: Am I the only person who kind of hates "Fry and the Slurm Factory"? Not to disparage others who love it, of course--I just feel like I'm in the minority by not liking it. This, of course, probably says more about my own shoddy taste than anything else, but I see it on an awful lot of top ten lists, when it's definitely somewhere among my bottom twenty-five.

"Tell them I hate them." makes that episode for me.  Every time I see that now, I have to pause and spend 20 minutes laughing.
Gorky

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« Reply #457 on: 08-31-2011 21:24 »

I think the only part of that episode I truly love and find worthy of rewinding (and it's kind of silly) is the second act break ("Fry!"), and how in the third act when Fry once again tries to take a sip of Slurm, Leela slaps it out of his hand without even looking. Such matter-of-fact, reflexive responses to Fry's stupidity amuse me endlessly, for some reason.

That said, I'm glad I'm not the only person who finds the episode unimpressive.
spira

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« Reply #458 on: 09-01-2011 01:53 »

I like Slurm Factory quite a bit and find it one of the funnier episodes of the run. It is probably in my top thirty but not my top ten. I should consult my list on that one.

I do use "Tell them I hate them" a lot in real life, and hardly anyone gets the reference but it amuses me to no end.
pumpkinpie

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« Reply #459 on: 09-01-2011 06:03 »

I happen to love TLPJF, there's a good amount of ship, which I, as a die-hard shipper very much appreciate, and the story in general is just great, and very rewatchable. Well, maybe my favorite is Rebirth. I laughed many times, expecially with Bender, the look of shock on his face and his open mouth is just priceless when Leela wakes up. And the way she says "SHUT THE HELL UP!" is hilarious. And all of the party scenes are hilarious. And again, a good amount of ship. And TPOB was also hilarious, with an unexpected amount of ship. Or, maybe.....TPWP is.....it always makes me hungry, they look like popcorn chicken, yum.

-side note for abbreviations: TLPJF is "The Late Phillip J. Fry" TPOB is "The Prisoner of Benda" and TPWP is "The Problem with Popplers"
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« Reply #460 on: 09-01-2011 12:05 »

You like the word 'hilarious' don't you, pumpkin? laff

And it's nice to see some love for Rebirth, it's super underrated and overlooked around here, I enjoyed it. It was nice to see Futurama and the PE crew back once again. love
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« Reply #461 on: 09-01-2011 16:01 »

There's no need to tell us what the abbreviations mean, pumkinpie, you see since this is a forum of Futurama fans talking about Futurama, we know what the abbreviations mean.
zlawke

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« Reply #462 on: 09-01-2011 17:21 »

My favorite episodes:

The Mutants Are Revolting (best of the best)
Leela's Homeworld
Obsoletely Fabulous
Mobius Dick
Sting
Time Keeps on Slippin'
The Farnsworth Parabox
Entire season 1
DannyJC13

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« Reply #463 on: 09-01-2011 17:22 »

The Mutants Are Revolting (best of the best)

That's a first, why do you like it so much zlawke? It's an awesome ep, but I've never seen anyone put it in their Top 10, let alone the number #1 spot. tongue
Sandbox

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« Reply #464 on: 09-01-2011 17:59 »
« Last Edit on: 09-01-2011 18:06 »

My favorite would have to be Brannigan, Begin Again. Every act was filled with hilarity and even the premise itself was hilarious. Zapp's unreasonable hatred of neutrality was such a brilliant premise for an episode that it really couldn't go wrong.

"What drives a man to turn neutral? Gold? Lust for power? Or were you just born with a heart full of neutrality?"

"I want you to sit around and drink beer until you're as loyal as Kif here!"
"Can I have a beer sir?"
"No, you're loyal enough already."

"That a girl, if they don't reinstate Brannigan we can keep him on as our captain!"

Also, it was the first appearance of the Hyper-Chicken. What's not to like?
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« Reply #465 on: 09-01-2011 18:00 »

Kiff

It's Kif. tongue

I enjoy the entire scene on Stumbos 4. tongue
Sandbox

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« Reply #466 on: 09-01-2011 18:06 »


It's Kif. tongue


Fixed, thanks, but that seemed like a big waste of both of our time.
zlawke

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« Reply #467 on: 09-01-2011 18:24 »
« Last Edit on: 09-01-2011 22:33 »

The Mutants Are Revolting (best of the best)
That's a first, why do you like it so much zlawke? It's an awesome ep, but I've never seen anyone put it in their Top 10, let alone the number #1 spot. tongue
I think itís the most moving episode because of beautiful music composed by Christopher Tyng and very touching Fry-Leela scenes (especially this one at the Lake Mutagenic). The whole episode is so damn epic, I mean the mutantís fight for freedom, and Leela is very well-written here, sheís not  so OOC like in IAGDL or Fry Am The Egg Man. And the whole Metropolis reference and Devo jokes makes it perfect.
pumpkinpie

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« Reply #468 on: 09-01-2011 22:20 »

There's no need to tell us what the abbreviations mean, pumkinpie, you see since this is a forum of Futurama fans talking about Futurama, we know what the abbreviations mean.

oh, I know, just something for other newbies or anyone who might not understand. smile
Svip

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« Reply #469 on: 09-02-2011 00:52 »


It's Kif. tongue


Fixed, thanks, but that seemed like a big waste of both of our time.

Hey, I like adjusting the thermostat while a parabox duplicate of me adjusts it the other way.
spira

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« Reply #470 on: 09-02-2011 00:54 »

@Sandbox: YES. I love that ep, and while I haven't seen anyone who dislikes it there aren't many who are similarly super passionate about it. I think it currently holds my #2 slot behind Parasites Lost, but I'd have to check my ranklist.

I also really love The Mutants are Revolting. It's my second-favorite 6A ep after TLPJF.
Smarty

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« Reply #471 on: 09-02-2011 00:54 »

There's no need to tell us what the abbreviations mean, pumkinpie, you see since this is a forum of Futurama fans talking about Futurama, we know what the abbreviations mean.

oh, I know, just something for other newbies or anyone who might not understand. smile

Hey, sometimes it takes me a while to figure out what the acronym stands for. It takes me a little while to register them since I don't use them myself. But I eventually get it! Or go to the list of the episodes and figure out what the heck it is.
spira

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« Reply #472 on: 09-02-2011 01:01 »

I have such a problem figuring out the abbreviations for episodes that don't get abbreviated a lot (pretty much everything not in Season 6). It was kind of courteous, spelling that out for lazy kids like me.
pumpkinpie

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« Reply #473 on: 09-02-2011 03:40 »

Thanks! Glad to see someone appreciated it!
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« Reply #474 on: 09-02-2011 17:44 »
« Last Edit on: 09-02-2011 18:31 »

Fixed, thanks, but that seemed like a big waste of both of our time.

No. It was not. We care about minor things here on PEEL. Well, I do.
sparkybarky

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« Reply #475 on: 09-04-2011 18:29 »

pumpkinpie, I much prefer the real titles over acronyms, and it's not really because I'm a n00b. You can say my processor is outdated, and that I need some "whoopee in my cushion," but it takes me a while to puzzle out which eps certain acronyms are referring to.

My faves are

The Sting
The Prisoner of Benda
Time Keeps on Slippin'
The Farnsworth Parabox
Parasites Lost
Bend Her

That list is always subject to change. I probably would add Overclockwise to my list, but I need some time and perspective on it. And I think like "Bend Her" so much largely because of the ending.




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« Reply #476 on: 09-05-2011 00:15 »

As of right now, Roswell that ends well is my favorite episode because of the professor's explanation for how they time traveled, which involves gravitons and graviolis
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« Reply #477 on: 09-05-2011 07:55 »

so, three paracidic worms bore into a human's head.
Svip

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« Reply #478 on: 09-05-2011 11:58 »

That's my favourite joke.
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« Reply #479 on: 09-06-2011 23:42 »
« Last Edit on: 09-06-2011 23:43 »

The Mutants Are Revolting (best of the best)
That's a first, why do you like it so much zlawke? It's an awesome ep, but I've never seen anyone put it in their Top 10, let alone the number #1 spot. tongue
I think itís the most moving episode because of beautiful music composed by Christopher Tyng and very touching Fry-Leela scenes (especially this one at the Lake Mutagenic). The whole episode is so damn epic, I mean the mutantís fight for freedom, and Leela is very well-written here, sheís not  so OOC like in IAGDL or Fry Am The Egg Man. And the whole Metropolis reference and Devo jokes makes it perfect.

I haven't posted my top 10 yet, but I know I'll definitely include The Mutants are Revolting. I don't know why people don't give it as much credit. I'm not gonna go into super-detail right now, but I thought the plot flowed really well, and it had tons of hilarious moments, plus some good Fry/Leela. Overall, just a very quality episode. The ending always has me smiling.

...And the Zoidberg line, "3 dollars at the drug store" never fails to make me laugh!
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