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YouKnowBender18

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« on: 10-04-2004 01:53 »

I can't get over how the Jurassic Bark episode ended.  I would like some closuer on what would have happened if Fry wouldn't have stopped the cloning of his pet dog, Seymour.  I thought the ending of the episode was one of the saddest endings ever to be done in the history of cartoons!  The way that Seymour waited for Fry to return, and then it just ended.  I need some kind of reassurance that Fry and Seymour were reunited!  I don't know if that is ever going to happen, but I will be looking forward to it!
Colonel43

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« Reply #1 on: 10-04-2004 08:08 »

no they wont be, go buy some tissues.
evan

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« Reply #2 on: 10-04-2004 08:35 »

It's a called a "tragedy," so I don't think that we would have seen a living Seymour even if the show went on for more seasons.
Wolverine

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« Reply #3 on: 10-04-2004 12:27 »

"Let's face it, comedy is a dead art-form. Now tragedy, hehehe, that's funny!" - Bender B. Rodriguez
Ttomalss
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« Reply #4 on: 10-04-2004 12:36 »

To be honest, I ran over a few possible ways in my head that that episode could have ended, and I came to the conclusion that what we saw was probably the best.  Consider:

-Seymour is resurrected and reunited with Fry

Nice, but this would seriously mess up the Fry/Bender relationship, and it would always be awkward to deal with in future episodes

-Seymour is resurrected, but becomes superintelligent and is thrown into the sun

Silly, but according to the commentary, the writers were actually considering this.  This, in my opinion, would have been MUCH worse than what they went with.

-Seymour gives up on Fry, and gets on with his life

Probably the best of the ideas mentioned, but it does kinda leave a feeling of "so what" in the audience (well, me, anyway).  This probably wouldn't have the same emotional impact as the ending they chose.

Just some pontificating on my part.  Feel free to criticize.
Zipy_Googlemire

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« Reply #5 on: 10-04-2004 14:03 »

I think we should just take it as is, one really sad futurama episode. Any fooling around with it now would dimish the effect. Who says every story has to end hapily anyways?
Teral

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« Reply #6 on: 10-04-2004 14:33 »

If Fry and Seymore were reunited in the 31st century in a later episode it would cheapen the ending of "Jurassic Bark", and that would be a crime against humanity Futurama.

But don't worry, they'll see each other in hell!!! Bwa-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha... Or heaven, depending on mitigating circumstances.
Breeanne

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« Reply #7 on: 10-04-2004 14:52 »

I liked how the ep ended. Ilike to see a sad ep once in a while.
Gorky

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« Reply #8 on: 10-04-2004 19:29 »

I agree with Teral on this one. In my opinion, part of what made "Jurassic Bark" so great was the fact that the writers went for the drama, not the quick fix. Really, bringing Seymour back would just be...wrong. For one, the brilliant ending would be cheapened, as would Fry's emotional, "I'll never forget him, but he forgot me a long, long time ago." (one of my favorite lines, period) Actually, to tell you the truth, if they ever brought Seymour back, JB would no longer be my #2 episode of all time ("Godfellas" slightly outdoes it...but not by much).
Colonel43

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« Reply #9 on: 10-04-2004 23:10 »

 
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Originally posted by Ttomalss:
-Seymour is resurrected and reunited with Fry

Nice, but this would seriously mess up the Fry/Bender relationship, and it would always be awkward to deal with in future episodes

True, this episode was doomed to have a sad ending from the start. I don't see any other way in which they could have done this story without a sad ending without conflicting already well rounded character relationships.
KurtPikachu2001

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« Reply #10 on: 10-05-2004 15:35 »

I was quite satisified with the ending.  There was no way that Seymour would've been cloned anyway, because it said he was 15.  If he had been cloned it would've spoiled things and Seymour would be very old.
VoVat

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« Reply #11 on: 10-06-2004 18:48 »

 
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To be honest, I ran over a few possible ways in my head that that episode could have ended, and I came to the conclusion that what we saw was probably the best.

Another possibility could have been that the Clone-O-Mat just didn't work properly on Seymour.
Seymour A

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« Reply #12 on: 10-07-2004 01:41 »

Congratulations to the genius who wrote that episode and had a 6'2", 244 lbs, 31 yr old, tattooed man crying like a little boy, which NEVER happens. That was the saddest thing I've seen in a long time. I can barely look at the stupid icon I picked. Anywho, wow! Please, bring him back. We need closure.
Seymour A

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« Reply #13 on: 10-07-2004 01:48 »

what can I say? I love inferior beings
Hedonism Bot

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« Reply #14 on: 10-07-2004 14:37 »

You'll love PEEL, then  big grin

I kid, I kid...

I think that the original ending was the best idea, because it means that Fry could get on with his life as he could accept that Seymour wouldn't remember him once cloned, and we got the pleasure of a sentimental ending which showed us that we will all be remembered after we are gone.
M0le

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« Reply #15 on: 10-07-2004 21:13 »

The ending they had was the best. I remember showing it to my brother for the first time. During 'If it takes forever' at the end I remarked to him "Pretty sad ending, huh?" and he replies with "What? Why?". I explained it to him, he paused, and said "Wow, that is sad."
Probulator

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« Reply #16 on: 10-07-2004 23:29 »

 
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Originally posted by Ttomalss:
-Seymour is resurrected and reunited with Fry

Nice, but this would seriously mess up the Fry/Bender relationship, and it would always be awkward to deal with in future episodes

I agree, and to add-
I think that Bender being jealous/moody over Fry's other friendships doesn't "fit" his character well. I might be wrong, but I, Roommate didn't fit in with the cranky, sarcastic robot he usually is.
Jicannon

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« Reply #17 on: 10-07-2004 23:38 »

I think Bender puts on a facade to hide his true feelings of dependency. He needs people to like him and wants people to care. He wasn't really used to people talking to him until he met Fry..."You'd really want a robot as a friend?" His attitude is just an act to draw the attention he craves in my opinion.
Probulator

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« Reply #18 on: 10-07-2004 23:50 »

 
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Originally posted by Jicannon:
His attitude is just an act to draw the attention he craves in my opinion.
Which explains his dream of being a folksinger!   big grin
Jicannon

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« Reply #19 on: 10-07-2004 23:56 »

Yeah, deep down Bender's a little pansy  tongue I still love him though
bish

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« Reply #20 on: 12-03-2004 13:27 »

Long time, no see! getting to the point, i dont think bringing seymour back would have messed the fry/ bender relationship too much as he probably wouldn't have benn seen in future episodes and would have given a super happy ending rather than a sad one (what can i say, i like feeling happy rather than sad). Also, as someone rightly pointed out,(in my opinion) bender craves attention and seeing seymour as he was during the episode, bender may have got some attention and possibly affection from seymour, seeing as how he was such a happy little fellow. sorry to have dragged a fairly long dead issue back up, but having read it through i felt strongly enough to make you all read about how i feel on the subject
Bubble Gum

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« Reply #21 on: 12-03-2004 16:20 »
« Last Edit on: 12-03-2004 16:20 »

They could have had a future AOI episode with Fry asking what would have happened if Seymour had been cloned, with some hilarious consequences, otherwise B ended perfectly IMO.
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #22 on: 12-03-2004 17:26 »

Here's my take on what I'd have liked to see in a 'Jurassic Bark' sequal. I don't mean this time come off as a shameless plug, but it seems pretty fitting, and it's how I'd personally like a sequal to be done. It'd give closure to Fry, and we'd all get closure seeing what had happened to Seymour after the cloning was stopped. It's pretty sad, but so was 'Jurassic Bark', and as a sequal, I think it needs to carry the spirit of the original...
zoidyzoid

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« Reply #23 on: 12-07-2004 07:37 »

*sniff*... beautiful...

No, seriously, that's really good  smile
mint

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« Reply #24 on: 12-18-2004 17:34 »

I like this episode. It's very touching, well sometimes things are just not meant to be.

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