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Venus

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« on: 05-31-2004 00:01 »

Are there any moments you've noticed in the show, be it a look, a gesture, or any bit of physical acting, doesn't even have to be funny, just any kind of small little detail that when you saw it you just though "Wow nice touch."

I'll start with one mentioned in the commentary for RTEW. One of the commentators, (don't remember who) was real impressed by a little move Leela made with a salt shaker during the cafe scene right before Fry came in to announce he had killed his grandfather.

And a moment i particularly liked in Devil's Hands happened when Fry was singing one of his verses "Destiny has cheated me..etc." Leela was looking at and struggling with the robot devil right until Fry sang "The woman that i idolize" and Leela's head whips around and she looks kinda surprised. I love that moment i think it's so cute.
eggsandwich

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« Reply #1 on: 05-31-2004 00:09 »

The commentator was David X. Cohen who was impressed by the salt-shaker scene. I think he said it made the whole scene more "real".
EvilLunch

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« Reply #2 on: 05-31-2004 00:25 »

In tonight's episode, I believe it was called The Cyber House Rules, Bender's eye movements when he 'flushes himself' make the whole joke work.. Turned it from a simple potty joke into something that made me giggle big time. Elzar's hand motions in Bender Gets Made are pretty amazing too.
TheLampIncident

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« Reply #3 on: 05-31-2004 00:35 »

The little ship that flies by the Central Bureacracy in HHRHGB is one of the coolest animated things ever on the show.

Also, if you look in A Head In The Polls, when Bender says "I've had it up to here with you coffin stuffers" his antenna goes up when he says here. Great touch there.
scooty puff snr

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« Reply #4 on: 05-31-2004 00:37 »

Whenever someone is making a speech and Fry decides its a good time to just scratch his arse.
M0le

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« Reply #5 on: 05-31-2004 01:01 »

The hand gestures Heather makes in 'Teenage Mutant Leela's Hurdles' when she's telling Farnsworth not to be naked in the tar.
dimension_8

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« Reply #6 on: 05-31-2004 06:17 »

When time skips to Zoidbergs birthday in TKOS, the fact that there was just a cupcake there was a great touch. It was better than having nothing at all on the table, and better still than having a proper cake. Plus, it made the scene absolutely hilarious!
Sm@ Cpt. Libido

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« Reply #7 on: 05-31-2004 09:47 »

Any time an ass is scratched baby!

Also I love Alcazar in the morning! The whole of that scene with the snoring and such! Pure genius!
DrJohnZ

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« Reply #8 on: 05-31-2004 09:54 »

 
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Originally posted by Venus:
Leela was looking at and struggling with the robot devil right until Fry sang "The woman that i idolize" and Leela's head whips around and she looks kinda surprised.

Thats what I choose too... And that's the strongest reason I wish the show hadn't ended there  frown

When you do things right, people wont be sure you've done anything at all.
Nasty Pasty

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« Reply #9 on: 05-31-2004 10:06 »

 
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Originally posted by Venus:
Leela was looking at and struggling with the robot devil right until Fry sang "The woman that i idolize" and Leela's head whips around and she looks kinda surprised. I love that moment i think it's so cute.

Scruffy: "second" Loved the whole scene.

Dannilicious

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« Reply #10 on: 05-31-2004 10:40 »

I was just thinking about moments like this but didn't think it would make a good thread, because I thought I was the only one that really noticed and loved them. Glad I'm wrong.

Anyway, a moment I really like is in 30% Iron Chef, when everyone is trying to escape from eating Bender's horrible food, Bender blocks the way and says "Fleeing somewhere?" Well, the moment and "nice touch" I like in this scene is just Fry's posture and cough. "Cough...with you blocking the only exit...? Don't be silly!" I noticed how well done that was the first time I saw it, little things like that really mean a lot to me as far as animated shows go. Shows the animators, writers, and whatnot, really care about what they're doing and making the characters looks realistic.

Another one of those scenes I like is in "When Aliens Attack", when Leela says something along the lines of "Can't anyone forget that I slept with Zapp Brannigan that one time?" and Bender says "Evidently not." Just his whole posture and leg crossing is killer.

Any time Billy West goes out of his way to make Fry's screams or gasps especially funny, like when he sees Roberto for the first time in the courtroom, or when he sees the floating brains behind Leela in The Day the Earth Stood Stupid.

And lastly, I really like the professor's leg crossing and arm waving at the end of the Day the Earth Stood Stupid, when Nibbler is explaining that no one remembered what happened except Fry, and no one believed him anyway.
Nixorbo

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« Reply #11 on: 05-31-2004 10:40 »

Yet again, the professor's reactions to Fry's roast video introduction speech.
maddoc3d

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« Reply #12 on: 05-31-2004 12:14 »

In War is the H word, when Fry sings the chorus of Walking On Sunshine while brushing kif, and then hums the rest.. Really added a nice touch.

And In love and Rocket, when they deliver the candy hearts to the omicronians, Fry scratches his butt. Great stuff.

There are a ton of great little subtle motions and looks in Parasites Lost too.

.. I didn't ask you for a completely reasonable excuse, I asked you to get busy..
Kifchik
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« Reply #13 on: 06-02-2004 06:37 »

I like the way robot devil checks his human hands in the background, for about a second after Fry falls strangled to the floor.
feralHuman

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« Reply #14 on: 06-02-2004 09:52 »

Another 'salt shaker' type moment was in 'Insane' , at the start with Zoibergs long service award scene. Leela's playing with her finger on the table.
SlackJawedMoron

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« Reply #15 on: 06-02-2004 10:02 »

In "I Second That Emotion." When Leela asks Bender how he would feel if someone flushed Fry down the toilet, and Bender responds that there's "only one way to find out," Fry's eyes move from looking at Leela with pity, to a kind of... he just starts to stare, as though he can see a flushing in his future. It's really quite hilarious.  big grin
Venus

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« Reply #16 on: 06-02-2004 10:36 »
« Last Edit on: 06-02-2004 10:36 »

Another moment i enjoy a lot is the moment in The Sting, the one my avatar is taken from were Fry is hugging Leela, and he rubs her back a little bit. Just that little show of comfort he gives her coupled with the absolutely adorably heartbreaking look on his face that just kills me. He just looks so relieved, the animators really did an outstanding job. It's that little moment right there that pretty much inspired my entire fanfic ( 76 pages and counting ).
Popetastic

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« Reply #17 on: 06-02-2004 12:17 »

Birdbot of Icekatraz - Professor puts his hands on his hips copying Leela. It's great.
Mallzie

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« Reply #18 on: 06-02-2004 18:37 »

I like the way Bender is sitting in the old car in "A Lesser of Two Evils". I love the pensive, slightly nervousness of his pose, It's too funny.
Crash_7

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« Reply #19 on: 06-03-2004 18:34 »

A couple of moments like that occurred to me while watching recently shown episodes.  In "Cyber House Rules", near the end when that little kid is explaining the drawing they're giving to Bender, he runs out of breath and gasps slightly in the middle of the sentence.  That's exactly what little kids do when they talk too fast.  Kudos to whoever the voice actor was.  And in "Insane In The Mainframe", when Fry says (in robotic manor) "Why else won't human women date me?", Leela responds, "Oh, lots of reasons."  Now if you were to just look at it in the script, you'd think it was a shot at Fry.  But the way Katey delivered the line with sympathy, sadness and just a touch of guilt and the way Leela stroked his hair when she said it added all kinds of layers to it.  She was referring to what she knows of Fry's personal history and, more importantly, her own personal history of having turned him down on a number of occasions.  Kudos to Katey and the animators on that one.
maddoc3d

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« Reply #20 on: 06-03-2004 19:04 »

Venus, I can't believe I forgot that part in the Sting! The back rub was subtle and a great touch.
bender+fry

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« Reply #21 on: 06-03-2004 19:29 »

i liked leelas body expression when she was telling cubert and whatshisname that alchohol is good for adults. it was just so damn funny! i loved how they were teaching a moral lesson while appearing comical.
Drunknmunky

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« Reply #22 on: 06-04-2004 17:57 »

In Teenage Mutant Leela Hurdles, when young Bender says to Farnsworth "You stink!", and Farnsworth waves his hand; "Yes yes. Anyhow...". The little hand wave makes it so good.
Gleno

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« Reply #23 on: 06-05-2004 11:27 »

 
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Originally posted by Drunknmunky:
In Teenage Mutant Leela Hurdles, when young Bender says to Farnsworth "You stink!", and Farnsworth waves his hand; "Yes yes. Anyhow...". The little hand wave makes it so good.

I love that bit, it's possibly my favourite moment in the ep.... laff

Another one is in TKOS when Hermes says "Maybe you're just a fantastic lover Fry" (was it Hermes....?)
and without pause Amy says "No" while looking really dejected.... big grin

Let me break....let me break you down....for your sake....I will break you down...."[/small]
Nasty Pasty

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« Reply #24 on: 06-05-2004 14:04 »

In "Insane in the Mainframe" when Leela kisses Fry to "remind him of his humanity" the expressions afterward on Fry and Leela's faces is just so cute.

Drunknmunky

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« Reply #25 on: 06-05-2004 14:10 »

I think the way Zoidbergs mouth moves when he is munching something is a great effect.
bish

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« Reply #26 on: 06-05-2004 16:33 »

 
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Originally posted by Nasty Pasty:
In "Insane in the Mainframe" when Leela kisses Fry to "remind him of his humanity" the expressions afterward on Fry and Leela's faces is just so cute.


[scruffy] second


........beep. that bit was great! i also like the salt shaker thing
Coilette

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« Reply #27 on: 06-05-2004 16:47 »

The reactions to Fry's Snu-snu capabilites at his funeral were great, especially the radiator.
Lurrr

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« Reply #28 on: 06-05-2004 16:53 »
« Last Edit on: 06-05-2004 16:53 »

Any time an ass is shown for no reason.

The "Oh my various gods!" line in HHRHGB. Even funnier for being so subtle.

EDIT- Since I've just seen it, probably the best part of this episode is Bender's explanation of what happened with the Professor in the park. Instead of a making a straightforward joke Bender has a nonsensical rant which is obviously a cover-up for him nicking and old woman's purse. I don't know why, but I think that is one of the funniest and most well-done scenes in the episode.
Hedonism Bot

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« Reply #29 on: 06-05-2004 17:57 »

I like Fry's eye movements in AFFOD when he is  booed at the auction. Also, in "The Sting", when Zoidberg is talking about space honey, I loved how he used his mouth flaps to count in place of fingers, and how he scratches his flaps in AHITP.

The Neptunian's arms always impress me, especially when they're doing something complex, like Elzar's cooking.
Drunknmunky

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« Reply #30 on: 06-05-2004 18:03 »

In The Series Has Landed, when the Professer says "You'll be fine" as he leaves Fry alone with Zoidberg and he looks back with a worried look on his face.
Gleno

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« Reply #31 on: 06-06-2004 09:02 »

Fry's eyes moving up to look at Bender after seeing the hole in his body in FATSF....heh whoops  tongue
Kryten

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« Reply #32 on: 06-06-2004 12:42 »

Any time the Professor laughs insanely. My favorite is in HHRHGB, after "Oh, I've been there! Lot's of times!"
Sm@ Cpt. Libido

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« Reply #33 on: 06-06-2004 14:14 »
« Last Edit on: 06-06-2004 14:14 »

The bit in Brannigan begin again! Where Fry dodges the flying sponge! A long with the "Woah!" I have always thought that was great!
Oh and now that I think about it Kif staring vacantly with the bloodshot eyes in that very same episode is pretty good as well!
Venus

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« Reply #34 on: 06-06-2004 15:35 »

i was rewatching The Sting last night and i noticed when Fry puts his jacket on Leela during the sleigh ride he rubs her arms briefly. I hadn't really noticed it before cause it's pretty quick, but it's absolutely adorable.
futuramafreak

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« Reply #35 on: 06-06-2004 23:21 »
« Last Edit on: 06-06-2004 23:21 »

None really come to mind right now except Fry and Zapp's reactions to death by snoo snoo in Amazon Women In The Mood.

EDIT: How the Professor whispers about Zoidberg wearing sandals.  How Fernando's (I think that's his name.  He's the car salesman.) eyebrow goes up when Amy says her parents are rich.  And when he and Eddie are dancing.
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« Reply #36 on: 06-07-2004 02:03 »
« Last Edit on: 06-07-2004 02:03 »

Bender's eyes in The 30% Iron Chef when Helmut Spargle is telling him about Elzar. Brilliant!
Nasty Pasty

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« Reply #37 on: 06-07-2004 09:03 »

 
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Originally posted by Venus:
i was rewatching The Sting last night and i noticed when Fry puts his jacket on Leela during the sleigh ride he rubs her arms briefly. I hadn't really noticed it before cause it's pretty quick, but it's absolutely adorable.

I swear, all these moments in "The Sting" make me want to see the episode again...

But I have to wait til August!! DAMN YOU FOX!!   up yours

  cry   cry

Teral

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« Reply #38 on: 06-07-2004 12:00 »

 evil laugh  evil laugh

I definetely think it was a nice touch by FOX to release the DVD's in region 2 first.
futuramafreak

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« Reply #39 on: 06-07-2004 12:10 »
« Last Edit on: 06-07-2004 12:10 »

Oh yes, let's all talk about something every American on the board hates.  SHUT UP!  Might as well talk about the metric system while you're at it.  Anyway, the way Bender pays attention when Fry says "But Bender, think of the senoritas."
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