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FRY1476

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« on: 06-08-2003 14:57 »

Probably another 50 topics for the exact same thing, but, anyone noticed any re-used jokes? I have.
In 'A Taste Of Freedom' when the opression palace is shown Bender pulls out a camera and says 'neat', he does the exact same thing when Kif is giving birth in 'Kif gets knocked up a knotch'
Teral

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« Reply #1 on: 06-08-2003 15:07 »

Also in "A Leela Of Her Own" at the Blurnsball Hall of Fame. I don't consider it a re-used joke, more a trademark of Bender, like the "bite my shiny metal ass".
Just Chris

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« Reply #2 on: 06-08-2003 15:35 »

I think the "Good news everyone" line got too used. That's why they freshened it up a bit with "Bad news everyone".
SamuelXDiamond

Rectum Favourist
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« Reply #3 on: 06-08-2003 15:47 »

Or "Bad News Nobody"/"Good News Anybody".

Or even "Then, good news! It's a suppository."/"Ooh, that's Good News! You really don't cook enough roast, Leela."

It's a catchphrase. It runs as it's fun to make reference to/make fun of.

I don't think they overused any jokes/catchphrases in Futurama. It's not even like they were just said verbatim to get a laugh in themselves (which would be the case if Bender just said "Bite my shiny metal ass" over and over) instead they warp it into "Lick my frozen metal ass/bite my colossal metal ass" etc. The freshness was in the constant variation.
The Hypno Toad

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« Reply #4 on: 06-08-2003 20:22 »
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mabye Zoidbergs

woop woop woop woop

woop woop woop woop

woop woop woop woop

woop woop woop woop

woop woop woop woop


That`s not Jesus!  It`s Rob Zombie!

...Wait a Minute, I thought that dude drove a Durango?
Shadowstar

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #5 on: 06-08-2003 20:29 »

I like the woop woops! HOW DARE YOU!
El Zilcho

Professor
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« Reply #6 on: 06-08-2003 23:11 »

Don't forget Farnsy's "Good news, everyones!" In tonight's ep.
Prowla RX7

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« Reply #7 on: 06-09-2003 02:23 »

but it's not even a joke, it's a line...
zoidyzoid

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« Reply #8 on: 06-09-2003 05:25 »
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I don't reckon any of he 'catchphrases' are overused. Some people will disagree with me on that one though.
FRY1476

Delivery Boy
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« Reply #9 on: 06-10-2003 15:19 »

Only catchphrase I think is overused is 'Good News Everyone'
M Jackson
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« Reply #10 on: 06-10-2003 15:29 »

The whole piont of catchphrases is that they are meant to be used over and over. It's a personality trait. By your logic Homer Simpson is a one line wonder
"God, he did it again, he's always saying Do'h"

Anyway, the only joke i think that's comes up too often (in Futurama and the Simpsons) is when characters spit out thier drink after hearing it's something nasty, or someone has peed in it.
E.g. Fry does it in the Mars Univercity episode.
Impossible

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« Reply #11 on: 06-10-2003 15:44 »

It's like in the first 2 episodes where Farnsworth's line is used: "..But I am already in my pjameras..." (sp), and I don't think it's been used in any episode since.
boingo2000

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« Reply #12 on: 06-10-2003 23:07 »

I'd like an official ruling on this: In the Sting, did Fry steal Bender's "neat" phrase?  Or was he just using the word to celebrate being alive?
Kryten

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« Reply #13 on: 06-11-2003 00:41 »

 
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Originally posted by M Jackson:
Anyway, the only joke i think that's comes up too often (in Futurama and the Simpsons) is when characters spit out thier drink after hearing it's something nasty, or someone has peed in it.
E.g. Fry does it in the Mars Univercity episode.

The spit take is a classic gag, first popularized by Danny Thomas in "Make Room For Daddy". Futurama didn't invent it.

FRY1476

Delivery Boy
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« Reply #14 on: 06-16-2003 13:30 »

 
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Originally posted by Teral:
Also in "A Leela Of Her Own" at the Blurnsball Hall of Fame.
He also did it in 'That's Lobstertainment' upon seeing Calculons house. He must have a real good photo album.

Xmpel

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« Reply #15 on: 06-18-2003 22:09 »

"Good news everyone" is more classic than any catchphrase ever (may i remind you people that i'm  boycotting the Simpsons beacuse they killed it). Then that they make fun of it is even better.
In "Less than hero" they use it superbly. It's also good that they removed that "Although i am already in my pyjamas", it's better if the characthers have only one catchphrase each or they will cancel eachother out.
Sil

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« Reply #16 on: 06-20-2003 11:29 »

It comes up in the commentaries - in 1ACV07 (My Three Suns) J Stewart Burns brings up how that was the first catchphrase used enough that they could make fun of using it.
As in...

Farnsworth: Good news, everyone!
Bender: Uhoh, I don't like the sound of that...
Farnsworth: Today, you'll be making a delivery to the planet Trisol.
Bender: Here it comes...
Farnsworth: A mysterious world in the depths of the Forbidden Zone.
Bender: Thank you, and goodnight.
Extrablood

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« Reply #17 on: 06-20-2003 12:25 »

Bender said "I'm back, baby" in two episodes, i think.
Cube_166

Professor
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« Reply #18 on: 06-20-2003 16:52 »

In I Second That Emotion. Bender says something mean to Leela and makes himself feel bad. In The Sting The Professor says:
"Of course Fry still exists, as a frozen dead corpse in outer space. Ho ho oh I made myself feel bad."
It's not really stupid but it is reused.
Smitty

Professor
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« Reply #19 on: 06-20-2003 18:29 »

The Leela-has-no-depth-perception joke has been used at least three times now and it was never laugh out loud funny the first time around.
Sil

Professor
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« Reply #20 on: 06-21-2003 11:11 »

There's a lot of reused jokes, but they don't seem to be quite the same each time round.  Like the depth perception joke has been used a bit, but then along the same lines in 1AVC06 (Fear of a Bot Planet) Leela can't use the 3D specs cos she only has one eye.  Well, I thought it was funny.

The laser cannons keep coming back.  As does the idea of Bender being made into a car (2ACV03, 2ACV16 and 2ACV18 off the top of my head).
-Geek-

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« Reply #21 on: 06-24-2003 21:53 »

Farnsworth's good news everybody is part of his personality, its not exactly a joke.

Zoidbergs Wooping thing is also his personality.

Bender--- Shiny metal ass thing    his cock personality,    as well as anything that bender says that relates to him being great

Gocad

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« Reply #22 on: 06-25-2003 16:13 »

Fry complaining about being a slave...
He did it in "A Pharaoh to Remember" and he did it again in "A Taste of Freedom".
Sil

Professor
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« Reply #23 on: 06-26-2003 10:23 »

The Zoidberg "woop" thing is (allegedly) off of The Three Stooges.  I think I might have said that elsewhere, but what the hell.
MrB

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« Reply #24 on: 06-30-2003 15:13 »

Yeah, there's a difference in a reused joke then a running gag.  Running gags rock because then they put can put a twist on it and make it fresh and funny!
Jolly Mon

Bending Unit
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« Reply #25 on: 07-01-2003 22:03 »

they used the professor's "well I am already in my pajamas" in the beggining

Beamer

DOOP Secretary
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« Reply #26 on: 07-03-2003 07:21 »

I think that pajama thing was originally going to be his catch phrase, but then they went with "Good news, everyone" instead.
Sil

Professor
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« Reply #27 on: 07-03-2003 10:48 »

Peter Avanzino and Ken Keeler say about that in the commentary for that episode 1ACV02 (The Series Has Landed). It's something along the lines of...

FARNSWORTH: ...but I am already in my pajamas.

Peter Avanzino: I thought that Professor joke was going to recur a lot more.
Ken Keeler: We thought so too.

Yes, again, too much time.
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