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Idan_Aharoni

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« Reply #80 on: 07-31-2004 04:57 »

On Luna Park, the space ships which go around in circles - one is missing.
paranoir87

Bending Unit
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« Reply #81 on: 07-31-2004 08:33 »

In Leela's Homeworld, when Bender says "that's what I'm talking about" really fast, like a throw-off remark.

Ex-cellent...
DDie

Bending Unit
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« Reply #82 on: 07-31-2004 09:01 »

I always liked the scene in Less Than Hero in which Bender unpacks the 'super collider' from pikea. Bender usually is cynic, nasty and lazy. But this time he is attentive and concentrated on building that thing. His eyes are greatly animated. You only have to watch them and this scene is funny.  smile
Zoidberg227

Space Pope
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« Reply #83 on: 01-02-2005 05:05 »
« Last Edit on: 01-02-2005 05:05 »

Bump of überness!

I don't know why I haven't mentioned this before here, but there's an amazing attention to detail in "Roswell that Ends Well" that I've always noticed (and really appreciated).  The airplanes that are scrambled to shoot down the Planet Express ship have real-life counterparts, and they are incredibly accurate to the original.  The shapes, many of them subtle, are very well done.  I'm especially appreciative of the shape of the landing gear doors, and the tail, especially the shape of the vertical stabilizer and rudder.  I was also pleased by the correct placing of the ailerons, the correct exhaust stacks and propellers, and the correct number of guns.  I was also impressed by the fact that they used two different versions of the plane (both of which saw active duty in WWII and after), and had correct features for each.

Props to whoever can tell me the name and letter designations for the planes:



Heh, I guess I was a nerd before  started watching Futurama.  It's not PEEL's fault at all!

(edit): I forgot to mention why it's so meaningful to me.  That particular airplane design is my favorite of all time, and played a pivotal role in turning the tides in favor of the Allies over the Luftwaffe in WWII. [/history lesson]  I also want to mention that I liked the nuclear blast that killed Enos was visible through the diner window when the Professor and Leela were ordering.  The action sequence has some excellent explosions ... I love how that Jeep lands on its front grill.  Such a wonderful episode!
SpaceJockey

Delivery Boy
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« Reply #84 on: 01-02-2005 15:28 »

In "The Sting", while Leela rambles on in the Planet Express ship about keeping Fry's corpse under her mattress, her legs are nervously shaking as she rapidly taps her heels on the ship's floor. I was (and still am) impressed by that.

Kicked your ass.
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PEELer Since May '04
mint

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #85 on: 01-02-2005 17:41 »

I was touched by the scene in Jurassic Bark about the loyalty of fry's dog.

Maybe there are more but I don't remember right now, I find futurama mostly just a light hearted enjoyable easy to watch cartoon.  smile

T-Veronica

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« Reply #86 on: 01-04-2005 18:56 »

Um, if we're including nice touches in voice acting as well, then I'd say Billy West singing that 'captivating her' line in "The Devil's Hands are Idle Playthings" was well done. (As opposed to rare or medium.)  smile

"This is how I deal with insignificant bugs," said the spider to the fly, "How do you wish to die?"
Smelly_Cat

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« Reply #87 on: 01-04-2005 20:18 »

Well I really though that eps with the What if machine where Fry wishes that real life should be more like video games, is really cute. I thought it was pretty hilarious when that alien negotiates doing laundry and he goes "I'm mean did you ever smell Donkey Kong's loin cloth?" and then Zoidberg goes "Why yes I did. " 
That and the Miss pack man thing was cute too.
Of course there were many detailed things I like from many eps.
AsaB

Bending Unit
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« Reply #88 on: 01-06-2005 16:29 »

*bump*  big grin

Hey, interesting topic! There are so many good ones. I remember this one at the moment:

-In 'The Sting', when we see Leela flying the PE ship early in the morning (to prove "she's not insane" ), it wobbles a lot. Usually it's just a straight line up and whoosh, outta there. But since she was being so nervous and stressed, it wobbled.

-Fry's "Yes!" in the end of TWoF  laff Knocked the ep up another notch, impossible as it sounds, since it was already so brilliant.

I have more...when I'll remember them...
Nasty Pasty

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« Reply #89 on: 01-06-2005 16:35 »

I definitely agree with you on that "Yes!" in TWoF. It was a really touching ending but that last "Yes!" reminded me that this series is a comedy.

Classic.
T-Veronica

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« Reply #90 on: 01-06-2005 17:21 »

Kinda reminds me of the 'shower' comment at the end of "The Sting." Heheh.  big grin

"This is how I deal with insignificant bugs," said the spider to the fly, "How do you wish to die?"
elkie

Crustacean
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« Reply #91 on: 01-20-2005 01:10 »

I know this isnt really in the topic, But a nice touch to me was when Hanson got crushed by the giant Bender in "anthology of interest" Damn! I HATE that band! so Hanson getting killed was a nice touch to me!
Futurama Nerd

Professor
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« Reply #92 on: 01-20-2005 01:18 »

Second.
Welcome to PEEL elkie   smile  Glad to have ya.

I also thought the ending of TWoF was great.

When life gives you lemons, throw it at the nearest person.
LoserUser

Crustacean
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« Reply #93 on: 01-20-2005 01:33 »

I don't know why, but one of my favorite futurama touches is when Fry throws a beer bottle right at Zoidberg's feet just when Zoidberg walks thru the door. It's in Insane in the Mainframe. The throw is just perfect and it cracks me up.
Gorky

Space Pope
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« Reply #94 on: 01-20-2005 08:03 »

First off, since I haven't gotten the chance to say it yet, welcome to PEEL, LoserUser! (You have no idea how happy I was to get to say that...)

Anyway, I've found that, after seeing each episode about 25 times, I'm no longer actually watching it. I mean, yesterday, I watched "The Sting" (which has some of the best subtle acting of any episode, IMO), and I was just trying to catch all the subtle moves that were there (for example, Leela's little nervous actions as she pilots the ship, mentioned by SpaceJockey). One of them was the fact that, when everyone's singing the "Bee Happy" song, Leela is incredibly jumpy (when Zoidberg comes up, her eye widens, for example). Oh yeah, and, at the end of the episode, when Amy tells Leela that Fry never left her side for a minute, Leela has this moment where she looks up at Fry with a sort of interested/grateful look. It's the kind of stuff like that that gives Futurama a level of emotional realism that you might expect from a live-action show.

...Yes, I'm that much of a nerd.
bish

Starship Captain
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« Reply #95 on: 01-20-2005 08:12 »
« Last Edit on: 01-20-2005 08:12 »

 
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Originally posted by Zoidberg227:
Bump of überness!

I don't know why I haven't mentioned this before here, but there's an amazing attention to detail in "Roswell that Ends Well" that I've always noticed (and really appreciated).  The airplanes that are scrambled to shoot down the Planet Express ship have real-life counterparts, and they are incredibly accurate to the original.  The shapes, many of them subtle, are very well done.  I'm especially appreciative of the shape of the landing gear doors, and the tail, especially the shape of the vertical stabilizer and rudder.  I was also pleased by the correct placing of the ailerons, the correct exhaust stacks and propellers, and the correct number of guns.  I was also impressed by the fact that they used two different versions of the plane (both of which saw active duty in WWII and after), and had correct features for each.

Props to whoever can tell me the name and letter designations for the planes:



Heh, I guess I was a nerd before  started watching Futurama.  It's not PEEL's fault at all!

(edit): I forgot to mention why it's so meaningful to me.  That particular airplane design is my favorite of all time, and played a pivotal role in turning the tides in favor of the Allies over the Luftwaffe in WWII. [/history lesson]  I also want to mention that I liked the nuclear blast that killed Enos was visible through the diner window when the Professor and Leela were ordering.  The action sequence has some excellent explosions ... I love how that Jeep lands on its front grill.  Such a wonderful episode!

aaah, the p-51, where would we be without it. to be honest everything from roswell is really well researched. the only thing im disapointed about is the lack nose art.
CaptanYesterday

Bending Unit
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« Reply #96 on: 01-20-2005 13:56 »

In Less Than Hero When The Pi Keeahbot says "Enjoy your afordable Sweedish crap"

And Crimes of the Hot

Morbo "Windmills do not work that way!!"

Windmills do not work that way!!   Goodnight!!

kingjames

Crustacean
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« Reply #97 on: 01-20-2005 14:33 »
« Last Edit on: 01-20-2005 14:33 »

 
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Originally posted by bish:
  aaah, the p-51, where would we be without it. to be honest everything from roswell is really well researched. the only thing im disapointed about is the lack nose art.

The ones in the air are the earlier P-51B's.
The ones parked on the ground are the later version (1944) P-51D's.

Nose Art would've been awesome.


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"Guaranteed to cause disorder in the universe"  big grin
Zoidberg227

Space Pope
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« Reply #98 on: 01-20-2005 16:29 »

Props to bish, but more props to kingjames, for getting the type designations.  Though nose art would have been great, I wouldn't expect to see it on an aircraft at a base in the states ... too much public eye.  Another thing ... I looked a bit online, and found no information on a P51 group in the Roswell area ... anyone have more info on that?
Fry´s Nightmare

Delivery Boy
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« Reply #99 on: 01-21-2005 19:25 »

In "Bendless Love" when Bender, posing as Flexo, and Anglelyne are sitting down having a drink, Anglelyne rubs her finger around the glass' rim. I can't really explain it really...
AsaB

Bending Unit
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« Reply #100 on: 01-21-2005 20:06 »

In general, I just love when a character starts scratching himself a bit, out of the blue. I hadn't really thought about it until I watched L&R with commentary, when they mentioned it. Since then, I'm constantly seeing it! Nice.
Procyon

Bending Unit
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« Reply #101 on: 01-21-2005 21:10 »

I love the part in TKoS when Leela goes "Fry, why don't you take the helm?" He looks up, shocked out of his reverie (sp?) and then smiles. I can't explain it, but it seems to fit. I also like the part in the Why of Fry when after Leela kisses Fry, the cut to the end shots and you hear an excited Fry go "Yes!" It ruined the moment but was so- Fryish. Kudos to animators and voice actors and everyone, because kudos are good, especially Snickers.  big grin
AsaB

Bending Unit
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« Reply #102 on: 01-23-2005 18:40 »

I just love the expressions on Fry, Leela and Bender in "Spanish Fry", when Lrrr and Ndnd start kissing in the end. Especially Fry's polite cough  laff

Also, in "The Farnsworth Parabox", I love Fry's acting and body language when he's asking Leela out. Especially how he moves his fingers together when he says "y'know, together?", combined with his adorable expression. Aww!
Venus

Urban Legend
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« Reply #103 on: 01-23-2005 18:48 »

Fry does some great body acting in the dinner scene of the same episode. During the part where parallel Fry and Leela are telling how they got together. Fry's resentment and anger were perfect. So was Leela's little guilty look.
AsaB

Bending Unit
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« Reply #104 on: 01-25-2005 16:20 »

Agreed! That scene is top-notch in its acting, and that includes both pairs of Fry and Leela.

Another weird thing I thought of. Remember Bender's sentence in The Sting: "No I was telling you not to worry. I'm not allowed to sing - court order." And when he says the 'court order' bit, there's a beat before, then he looks away. Right, so maybe that's just a very usual piece of acting, but if he *hadn't* done that, the line wouldn't have worked for me.
T-Veronica

Bending Unit
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« Reply #105 on: 01-26-2005 14:39 »

Yeah, that was a great line, especially for comedic relief in a mostly-serious episode. Also, the only line in Futurama to make my dad laugh. My mom, however...  roll eyes

"This is how I deal with insignificant bugs," said the spider to the fly, "How do you wish to die?"
AsaB

Bending Unit
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« Reply #106 on: 01-26-2005 16:00 »

Yeah, The Sting also had some funny moments, although mostly being serious (Wow, talk about stating the obvious!). My dad likes Futurama, but only the funny bits. Whenever something emotional or shippy comes, he usually walks out--such shame. And yes, my mum doesn't seem to be very much into it either! At least her first impression was that it was a very black humour sorta comedy. She'd seen Leela's impulsive bit in AOI1 (yes, also including that with Fry!) and the ending of The Honking ("I'll kill you too, buddy" ) and so on. I think she only really started liking it a bit when she saw Leela's Homeworld  big grin She even said it was emotional and seemed touched. But that must've been the parent in her speaking...

Wow, where did that essay come from? Sorry, it just flew out. Now, a nice moment touch to keep things on-topic:
I love the way when Zoidberg gets mad, 'cause Billy acts very well like that. Especially in WMIBACIL--"her caviar is on your neck!!". Heehee.
Procyon

Bending Unit
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« Reply #107 on: 01-26-2005 18:14 »
« Last Edit on: 01-26-2005 18:14 »

People have already mentioned so many of the nice touches in The Sting. I found one more. When Leela wakes up, you can see a picture behind Fry. It's the same scene of the ice fields of Hyperion from Leela's dream (minus the sleigh of course.) I'll get a framegrab.

Edit: Not one framegrab, but two!



I was looking at the framegrabs I posted, when I noticed this too: It's the cyclop stress toy at her bedside! You gotta love the writers and animators.
AsaB

Bending Unit
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« Reply #108 on: 01-26-2005 18:26 »

Yeah, I also noticed the photo and stresstoy, but only after many views of the ep. Such a nice touch! It makes sense that if Fry had run out of stuff to talk about, he might've turned his head and seen the photo.
swidzi

Bending Unit
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« Reply #109 on: 01-26-2005 18:28 »

Well many of you mention The Sting... A nice touch in this episode is Billy West voice acting when Fry is confesing his love to Leela... His voice - so trembling, so mhmm.... pleading (that will be the right word)...Damn... This whole scene is great... And the when his asks her for the last time to weak up... just great (so I am a shipper - so what??)

@AsaB - I watch Futurama with my mother sometimes...and She quite likes it (But sometimes when I'm talking about to much She looks like She's going to kill me  big grin ) - especially the emotional moments...
AsaB

Bending Unit
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« Reply #110 on: 01-27-2005 19:01 »

Yay for watching Futurama with parents!  laff It's weird she doesn't like the emotional moments, though, that's pretty much the only thing my mum likes about it. One of these days I'll show her The Sting and BAM! Hooked.

Sorry, that was off-topic, and I can't think of a nice touch now...*runs out of thread*
swidzi

Bending Unit
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« Reply #111 on: 01-27-2005 19:08 »
« Last Edit on: 01-27-2005 19:08 »

*sorry for another off-topic*
I didn't quite put into english what I had in mind... I meant that she especially likes the emotional moments... But sometimes I'm just talking about Futurama non-stop   big grin

*back to topic*
Another nice touch(es) were the retrospective(this is how it's spelled??) transitions in the luck of fryish, especially the last one, when we learn who is Phillip J Fry... The expression of Fry's face, just before were taken back to his brothers son naming is price-less....

edited for spelling mistakes
AsaB

Bending Unit
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« Reply #112 on: 01-27-2005 19:16 »

Oh, I get it, I didn't read your post right. So I see! In that case, I like your mum  big grin
That moment you mentioned is great, btw. The ending for TLoTF is simply teh_r0x0rz!!11onetwothree
swidzi

Bending Unit
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« Reply #113 on: 01-27-2005 19:37 »
« Last Edit on: 01-27-2005 19:37 »

Yay... somebody likes the same moments asme... yay... As somebody (and me probably too) said somewhere else the main power of futurama lies in both great characterization and 'lifness' of emotions and the wonderful music combined with voice acting (eg. 'I l..ove you' in The Sting...)

Now if you excuse me I'm going to cry in my pillow for a little (both thanks to futurama and failed molecular biology test...damn!!)
The Pizzazz

Bending Unit
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« Reply #114 on: 01-30-2005 07:15 »
« Last Edit on: 01-30-2005 07:15 »

Scruffy pulling the platform underground in 'Jurassic Bark'. I laughed my ass off. It was a nice touch.
Futurama Nerd

Professor
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« Reply #115 on: 01-30-2005 13:13 »
« Last Edit on: 01-30-2005 13:13 »

That part made me laugh too, just like the animators...
I also loved in The Sting, where Leela was flying the ship to go prove she was "not crazy", her wobbling and such made me laugh.

I might be to late to welcome ya, but what the hell, WELLCOME TO PEEL The Pizzazz! Enjoy your stay at Nerd World    smile
elkie

Crustacean
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« Reply #116 on: 02-03-2005 23:39 »

 
Quote
Originally posted by AsaB:
Yay for watching Futurama with parents!   laff
My Dad loves to watch Futurama, but he seems to laugh at bits that arent funny

  confused I dont get it!
Shippy Mandy

Bending Unit
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« Reply #117 on: 02-03-2005 23:41 »

Ooh! I sometimes watch Futurama with my parents. They seem to think it's a good show.

Anyway, like Venus, I like the little back rub at the end of The Sting. And throughout the series there are all these little facial expressions that are too numerous to list.
Futurama Nerd

Professor
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« Reply #118 on: 02-03-2005 23:46 »

Me and my brother (Bender2.0) love watch Futurama with our mom. Our dad, not so much   tongue

I second with the ending of TS. Great ending.
The Pizzazz

Bending Unit
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« Reply #119 on: 02-04-2005 02:52 »

Thanks for the welcome, Futurama Nerd!  smile

My mum and dad both watch Futurama; my mum has watched every single episode while doing her knitting. She claims that she doesn't like Futurama because she gets strange dreams about it now...

This is a totally trivial fact, but Dad's favourite character is Zoidberg (which is cute), whereas my mum's is Bender.
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