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Nibblonian Leader

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« on: 08-13-2010 22:29 »

Through the new season we've seen alot of weird and new pairings, and I wanna know what's going on. I don't have a real compaint about it, it's just interesting. Do you like these new partners? TELL MORBO NOW!!!! And me, Nibblonian Leader, I guess.
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #1 on: 08-13-2010 22:54 »

It's an easy way to keep the show fresh and I'm glad that they're doing it because it's working.
Anteater #1

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« Reply #2 on: 08-13-2010 23:09 »

it is good because we haven't seen them before.

that being said they need to get back to the classics.  a few episodes with the classic fry bender leela team, a zoidberg central one, maybe a kif and amy / kif and zapp episode... etc.  too much of these new pairings is just going to make me crave the classic pairings more.
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #3 on: 08-14-2010 01:48 »

It's certainly giving this season a distinctive feel, quite fresh and pushing boundaries. I like it, but maybe these unusual pairings would be best at max two a season, so that regular relationships ensue for the majority. That said, Futurama once again doesn't have a guaranteed continuation so it's all good, but I don't want these unusual pairings to take over from the classic feel of the show, and for it to be more about the pairings than anything else. They have for the most part worked though, it's not like they're falling flat, and some great new material is coming from it. I like Futurama best when it's the whole crew throughout, but can't have it that way all the time I guess...
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #4 on: 08-14-2010 02:45 »

I'd hardly say they're taking over. Cubert and Zoidberg were only together in a subplot.
Nibblonian Leader

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« Reply #5 on: 08-14-2010 03:01 »
« Last Edit on: 08-14-2010 03:14 by Gopher »

Well, in Lethal Inspection, the Bender/Hermes plot was the main focus, and in That Darn Katz, Amy/Nibbler were the A plot. Like Otis P. Jivefunk said, where's the main cast pairings? Even Fry/Farnsworth were a strange pairing.

Oops, I meant Anteater #1. Damn Brain Spawn...
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #6 on: 08-14-2010 05:43 »

I don't see how Fry and Farnsworth was a strange pairing and the other 2 is just 2 out of 9 episodes. Hardly taking over.

Rebirth featured the entire crew with a focus on Fry and Leela. Attack of the Killer App featured the entire crew with a focus on Fry and Leela. Proposition Infinity featured the entire crew with a focus on Bender and Amy. The Duh-Vinci Code featured the core cast of characters (Fry, Leela, Bender and the Professor) with a focus on Fry and the Professor. The Late Philip J. Fry featured the entire crew with a focus on the core members of it -Fry, Bender and the Professor in the main plot, Leela in the subplot. A Clockwork Origin featured the entire crew with a focus on the Professor.
You could make an argument for In-A-Gadda-Da-Leela having an odd pairing of Leela and Zapp Brannigan but I'd argue that they've been done as a pairing before, just not for a full episode's A-plot.

So yeah. It's not like they're doing it THAT often. Not yet, anyway. We've had plenty of 'all of the crew' episodes so far and a reasonable amount of episodes focused on Fry, Leela and Bender. And so far, what they're doing is working.
Jezzem

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« Reply #7 on: 08-14-2010 05:57 »

Fry/Farnsworth is my favourite "unusual" pairing so far in this season because I always thought it was a relationship that they should have explored more throughout the original series, what with the Professor being Fry's only living relative and all...
FutureJan

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« Reply #8 on: 08-14-2010 07:01 »

I can't complain about the new pairings and in fact would like to see a bender/zoidberg one... now that would be entertaining... can anyone say lobster-cookout! big grin
SweetZombieJesus

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« Reply #9 on: 08-14-2010 15:56 »

I personally really liked the Amy/Nibbler pairing as I thought they were the best part of the episode. We just need to see more of Morbo in action and it will be complete. Also, I am sooooo happy that Lrrr Ndnd seem as though they will be the main two from the plot soon... not so sure about The Clamps episode that is coming up?
DaJacksterN

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« Reply #10 on: 08-15-2010 04:26 »

Variety is the spice of life. I'm digging these new, unusual pairings, and it seems as though quite a few other fans do as well. I suppose that's what the writers wanted, and they are succeeding.

And I agree with Jezzem--the Fry and Farnsworth interaction was actually kind of sweet. Family bonding at its best.
Kryten

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« Reply #11 on: 08-15-2010 08:18 »

It's the best thing about the new episodes.  I can't wait to see what weird new combinations the newer episodes bring.

Let's see Hermes and Morbo! Elzar and Leela! Nibbler and Lrr!
KurtPikachu2001

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« Reply #12 on: 08-16-2010 20:46 »

I actually like these pairings!  That's what's making this new season so great!  It's cool to see characters have adventures individually! 
PumaGirl

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« Reply #13 on: 08-18-2010 08:23 »

In general I thought it worked fine. The one pairing I did not like was Amy and Nibbler. Just no chemistry between those two.
FutureJan

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« Reply #14 on: 08-18-2010 20:00 »

i thought it worked out well, there isn't generally a deep connection when people first start to get to know each other, which is essentially what was going in with Amy and Nibbler.
KurtPikachu2001

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« Reply #15 on: 08-18-2010 21:36 »

I predict Leela and Zoidberg will have an adventure next! 
FutureJan

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« Reply #16 on: 08-18-2010 21:44 »

Yay! Another pairing that could lead to Zoidberg becoming a lobster cook-out!  Only with this one there's extra butter, cus Leela has taste-buds and would know that Zoidberg would need extra butter. laff
Nibblonian Leader

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« Reply #17 on: 08-18-2010 22:46 »

It's the best thing about the new episodes.  I can't wait to see what weird new combinations the newer episodes bring.

Let's see Hermes and Morbo! Elzar and Leela! Nibbler and Lrr!
Oh, craspackle, we've got UberMods! Also, to apease her, good idea!
HipNoJoe
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« Reply #18 on: 08-20-2010 12:51 »

Scruffy and the mop bucket.  You've got to admire Scruffy's discipline there.  I could not have held back.
Nibblonian Leader

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« Reply #19 on: 08-21-2010 22:45 »

HipNoJoe... Best so far.
FutureJan

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« Reply #20 on: 08-21-2010 22:52 »

It was such a sad part... the professor could always make a clone of someone and put the wash-bucket in the clone... then they could live happily ever after..  love  love
Nibblonian Leader

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« Reply #21 on: 08-24-2010 00:56 »
« Last Edit on: 08-25-2010 19:57 »

It was such a sad part... the professor could always make a clone of someone and put the wash-bucket in the clone... then they could live happily ever after..  love  love
It wouldn't be the same for Scruffy. He's a man of principles.
There, I fixed it.
FutureJan

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« Reply #22 on: 08-24-2010 03:14 »

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It wouldn't be the same for Scruffy. He's a man of priciples.
we were just discussing this on my thread located at http://www.peelified.com/Futurama-Forum-4/Topic-19573-0-Why_does_Scruffy_cry_warn.html
Jezzem

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« Reply #23 on: 08-24-2010 04:29 »

For future reference, Nibblonian Leader: Generally, if you're editing a post because of a typo, you fix the typo.
hobbitboy

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« Reply #24 on: 08-25-2010 14:31 »


 Well that's one theory.

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Nibblonian Leader

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« Reply #25 on: 08-25-2010 19:58 »
« Last Edit on: 08-25-2010 20:02 »

And I haven't commented on it yet. Weird.
Nibblonian Leader

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« Reply #26 on: 08-28-2010 04:59 »

BUMP[b/]
There.
Veritas

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« Reply #27 on: 08-28-2010 05:58 »

I loved the Scruffy/Wash Bucket pairing - I don't do shipping, but perhaps I'll make an exception.

Fry/Leela's been all over the place, completely odd and off-kilter. I dunno what the writers are doing.

Amy/Bender was poorly setup but overall a cool idea.

Amy/Nibbler was odd. I think that Bender was probably more suited to that pairing, as it made less sense that he'd care about the cat.
Nibblonian Leader

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« Reply #28 on: 09-07-2010 01:54 »

BUMP
I can't keep this up. Techinically we could say Fry/Zoidberg with Leela/Farnsworth as a pairing. Idk, maybe.
superbender
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« Reply #29 on: 09-15-2010 21:05 »
« Last Edit on: 09-16-2010 19:57 »

Cubert-Nibbler could make an good pairing.
Nibblonian Leader

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« Reply #30 on: 09-16-2010 01:18 »

Good idea, superbender. Let's see... Fry... Hermes...? I got nothing to go on now that the seasons' over.  That was done on an iPhone[\s] eyePhone.
Bigboysdontcry

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« Reply #31 on: 09-21-2010 05:41 »

Cubert-Nibbler could make an good pairing.

No bad dog bad dog, bad go sit in the corner.
Nibblonian Leader

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« Reply #32 on: 09-24-2010 03:16 »

Now, now, don't scold the poor thing...
KurtPikachu2001

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« Reply #33 on: 09-24-2010 18:30 »

The worst pairing was the Leela/Lrrr pairing.  It wasn't fair that Leela gets an episode and is treated like a punching bag. 

My favorite one was the Bender/Hermes pairing!  The Fry/Farnsworth isn't so strange because they're family.  I'd like to see a Leela/Bender/Hermes/Amy pairing and no Fry and Zoidberg.  Nothing against Fry and Zoidberg......

Jezzem

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« Reply #34 on: 09-24-2010 19:57 »

The worst pairing was the Leela/Lrrr pairing.  It wasn't fair that Leela gets an episode and is treated like a punching bag.

Yeah, Leela bossing Lrrr around was so degrading for her!

God, I hate you so much.
Nibblonian Leader

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« Reply #35 on: 09-25-2010 16:17 »

Frankly, I agree with everything he just said!
Bigboysdontcry

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« Reply #36 on: 10-05-2010 04:07 »

I want to see another episode with the Fry/Bender/Roberto team again. Insane in the mainframe was a great episode. They were all hilarious together.
Nibblonian Leader

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« Reply #37 on: 10-07-2010 05:19 »

Roberto is a character with a lot of potential.
Bigboysdontcry

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« Reply #38 on: 10-07-2010 07:37 »

He does have a lot of potential, and they have tapped into some of it already. Roberto has had a rather large part to play lately. Off the top of my head, he was in Bender's Game. He had a nice fat part in that movie. Has Roberto been in the new season yet, I do not recall.
Nibblonian Leader

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« Reply #39 on: 10-08-2010 04:18 »

No. No, he hasn't. Sadly.
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