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jeepdavetj

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« on: 05-29-2011 05:56 »

What has a character done that has thrown you off? IE: Bender showing his softer side on occasion. What has been a "whoa, didn't really expect that" moment for you?

Another that comes to mind is when Leela actually corrects Fry with the "Wrong again" moment.


What have you?
lilkitten29

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« Reply #1 on: 05-29-2011 06:01 »

Fry in Beast with a Billion Backs.
jeepdavetj

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« Reply #2 on: 05-29-2011 06:06 »

Fry in Beast with a Billion Backs.

The part about him being the "pope" or the fact that he pretty much threw Leela to the side for that bit......girl.
DannyJC13

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« Reply #3 on: 05-29-2011 16:50 »

I don't know why, but it seems the entire gang is a little different since the show has come back.
lilkitten29

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« Reply #4 on: 05-29-2011 23:29 »

Fry in Beast with a Billion Backs.

The part about him being the "pope" or the fact that he pretty much threw Leela to the side for that bit......girl.

The fact that he was all over that Colleen girl and such and just kicked Leela out to the curb. However, I guess when he was the pope he was expected to act a little out of character because he was somewhat "brainwashed" by Yivo
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #5 on: 05-30-2011 00:57 »

I don't know why, but it seems the entire gang is a little different since the show has come back.

They're on the Comedy Central shipping channel now...
futurefreak

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« Reply #6 on: 05-30-2011 12:39 »

laff Otis big grin

The whole Leela/Fry thing goes out of whack for me from time to time. They're mad sometimes, but then they mate in other bodies...ehhh

Bender seems less stealy lately, is it just me? I haven't watched the last season in a few months so if he did steal I don't remember it.
KurtPikachu2001

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« Reply #7 on: 05-30-2011 16:26 »

You knew the Fry and Colleen relationship wasn't going to last.  

As for me, I thought it was out of character for Leela to get kidnapped in issue #54.  She should've flipped that vampire who tried to drug her.  Why didn't she?  

Bender's been stealy, remember him in Proposition Infinity? 
DannyJC13

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« Reply #8 on: 05-30-2011 19:39 »

OH MY F**KING GOD. AGAIN WITH THE ISSUE #54?!?!

DUDE, LET IT GO. no no
jeepdavetj

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« Reply #9 on: 05-30-2011 21:06 »

Ya know, I was gonna start collecting the comic books. But after hearing about issue 54, I've decided not to risk it.......
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« Reply #10 on: 05-30-2011 22:24 »

OK That's it I'm gonna read #54 that's been sitting in my room for a month now because I can't take being out of the loop mad
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« Reply #11 on: 05-30-2011 22:41 »

THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH #54.

And seriously jeepdavetj, I don't get pissed off easily, but for the Mother of God, putting off buying the comics just because of ONE measly issue which you assume must suck just cause Kurt says so is retarded. no no
jeepdavetj

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« Reply #12 on: 05-30-2011 22:45 »

THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH #54.

And seriously jeepdavetj, I don't get pissed off easily, but for the Mother of God, putting off buying the comics just because of ONE measly issue which you assume must suck just cause Kurt says so is retarded. no no


LOL, sarcasm is sooooo hard to convey over a keyboard :P
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« Reply #13 on: 05-30-2011 22:48 »

Ugh, make it clearer next time! laff
futurefreak

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« Reply #14 on: 05-31-2011 02:53 »

Epic fail!
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« Reply #15 on: 05-31-2011 04:29 »
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So I read #54 what exactly is out of character in it? (besides Morbo I don't buy that he would just accept being caged up). And Danny if you look in the comic thread in PE Stockroom you weren't an initial fan of it, you said it was crappy and short, like Duh vinci Code haha (that episode was not a fave among me either).

I found the comic to be a good read. Leela was trapped before when she ate the Omicronian babies and if you notice they appear in a cage in the comic (perhaps an intentional ironic reference?) Anyway I found it funny.
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« Reply #16 on: 05-31-2011 11:56 »
« Last Edit on: 05-31-2011 11:59 »

Epic fail!

Don't you know how hard it is to tell if someone is being sarcastic or not over a computer?! laff

And yeah I agree with futurefreak, the comic wasn't the best, but it certainly wasn't the worst comic book to ever be created. It was short and sligthly crappy at the same time too. laff
Aki

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« Reply #17 on: 06-17-2011 13:19 »

Probably Leela in 6ACV02. I honestly don't find Fry's acting in BwaBB that out of character though, he has been seen with plenty of flings before and we know he is desperate - Leela isn't giving it to him fast enough and at the same time another gal starts showing interest, ofcourse he is going away with her at least for a little while. If it hadn't ended because of the polygamy it would have ended with Fry realising he still wanted Leela.
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« Reply #18 on: 06-19-2011 17:33 »

Leela doing it with Zapp under coercion from V-GINY was awfully OOC imo.
Gorky

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« Reply #19 on: 06-21-2011 00:41 »

Probably Leela in 6ACV02. I honestly don't find Fry's acting in BwaBB that out of character though, he has been seen with plenty of flings before and we know he is desperate - Leela isn't giving it to him fast enough and at the same time another gal starts showing interest, ofcourse he is going away with her at least for a little while.

I don't know that Fry is necessarily out of character, but "The Beast with a Billion Backs" completely disregards the emotional developments in "Bender's Big Score" (chiefly that Leela more or less admits that she can never love anyone but Fry)--so, at the very least, that movie is guilty of a really shoddy dramatic arc. I always consider TBWaBB as an analogue to "I Dated a Robot"; both are preceded by shippy episodes, and both involve Fry dating...uh...things besides Leela. Since I don't think Fry is out of character in "I Dated a Robot," I suppose I can't make the same claim for TBWaBB. It still bugs me, though.
Aki

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« Reply #20 on: 06-21-2011 17:20 »

It bugs me too, and they totally destroyed a great deal of potential ship. I just argued he's not out of character. Totally agree with you.
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« Reply #21 on: 06-22-2011 22:01 »

Leela doing it with Zapp under coercion from V-GINY was awfully OOC imo.

Agreed.

Also Amy and Bender in that gay robot episode.  Well, not Bender so much, mostly just Amy.
Aki

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« Reply #22 on: 06-26-2011 14:46 »

I thought Zoidberg was sort of out of character throughout Neutopia. Sure, they made him more of a man for the episode, as with all male characters (and the female were made more female, including Leela), but he seemed over the edge. Zoidberg should be more nice than that, really. In character, I think he would have gone with the females when the groups were split up (when landing on Neutopia).
Gorky

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« Reply #23 on: 06-26-2011 17:37 »

I thought the same thing about Zoidberg, Aki. He could have been a part of the guys' group in the same way that, like, Victor or Sal were involved--as a mostly silent participant. The writers could have given some of the more stereotypically "manly" lines ("Let's kill him," and that whole "the chicks turned up the thermostat" thing) to another male character, because they were a bit jarring coming from Zoidberg.

...Granted, Zoidberg is a super macho lobster-man in "Why Must I Be a Crustacean in Love?" Perhaps we can pretend that he's full of male jelly in "Neutopia," and it's making him more of a guy's guy?
Aki

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« Reply #24 on: 06-26-2011 17:43 »

Yeah, there are some possible explanations for his behaviour here, like you say, but in such case I would have wanted them to point it out. Otherwise it would have been cool to actually have him super macho for this episode - with a reason.
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« Reply #25 on: 06-27-2011 00:00 »

Corny Joke Time

I think 'The Prisoner of Benda' is a good example, everyone was so out of character in that one.

BA DUM TSSH.
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #26 on: 06-27-2011 01:47 »

Neutopia would have also worked...
David A

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« Reply #27 on: 06-27-2011 03:05 »

I think that a more likely explanation for Zoidberg's behavior is that he was trying to fit in with the other male characters.
Aki

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« Reply #28 on: 06-27-2011 03:07 »

But if he wanted to fit in with a group, I think he would have tried with the women, given his known characteristics and personality.
David A

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« Reply #29 on: 06-27-2011 03:57 »

He wanted to fit in with the group as a whole.  Everyone else was spliting into two groups based on gender.  No one else went with the opposite gender's group.  Zoidberg wanted to fit in, not stand out.
DannyJC13

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« Reply #30 on: 06-27-2011 11:01 »

I think Zoidberg was just acting like to be seen as 'cool' and accepted by the others for once. Poor Crustacean... frown
SpaceGoldfish fromWazn

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« Reply #31 on: 07-16-2011 20:41 »

Fry suddenly becoming a misogynist jerk in Neutopia and Amazonian Women (going straight from rushing to try and save Amy and Leela in the same episode too).

I mean Fry is the kindest, most bighearted character on the show, so having him suddenly become a rude, sexist jerk always feels out of character for me.
SonicPanther

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« Reply #32 on: 07-16-2011 21:17 »

Leela immediately agreeing to "join the mile deep club" in "The Duh-Vinci Code". Am I missing a joke there or something? It's not necessarily that she says yes, but that she says yes without hesitating even slightly.
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« Reply #33 on: 07-16-2011 21:19 »

Leela immediately agreeing to "join the mile deep club" in "The Duh-Vinci Code". Am I missing a joke there or something? It's not necessarily that she says yes, but that she says yes without hesitating even slightly.

I think Fry appreciated how out of character it was, since his first reaction was pleasant surprise.   I guess Fry and Leela are supposed to be dating... or at least were dating at that point (the Fry Leela relationship seems to have been abandoned now.  Seriously, all I want is for them to make a decision and stick with it)
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« Reply #34 on: 07-16-2011 21:21 »

(the Fry Leela relationship seems to have been abandoned now.  Seriously, all I want is for them to make a decision and stick with it)

You can rant about that in the Shipping thread in the Human Resource Department. wink Which is here. laff
Gorky

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« Reply #35 on: 07-16-2011 23:37 »

I would have preferred that Mile Deep Club joke if Leela had just smiled at Fry or something, in a way that would have simply implied assent; the line-reading of "Sure, why not?" is what bothered me, not the fact that Leela would have sex with Fry in some freaky Roman tomb.

Also: I don't much care for these episodes where Zoidberg is all aggressive and stuff. It made sense in "Why Must I Be a Crustacean in Love?", but in "The Silence of the Clamps"? Not so much. I didn't find it funny; I miss Zoidberg the Pushover.
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« Reply #36 on: 07-16-2011 23:39 »

Also: I don't much care for these episodes where Zoidberg is all aggressive and stuff. It made sense in "Why Must I Be a Crustacean in Love?", but in "The Silence of the Clamps"? Not so much. I didn't find it funny; I miss Zoidberg the Pushover.

Yeah he does appear to be getting a little more tough and resisting the PE crews bullshit, I dunno what to think of it, yet...
Gorky

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« Reply #37 on: 07-16-2011 23:48 »
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Hopefully we get a bit more insight into his character--and the return of pathetic-but-lovable Zoidberg--in "The Tip of the Zoidberg." I'm really looking forward to that episode, if only because it looks like there will be flashbacks. And I love flashbacks in Futurama with the notable exception of the Farnsworth flashback in "Proposition Infinity."
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« Reply #38 on: 07-17-2011 04:06 »

Hopefully we get a bit more insight into his character--and the return of pathetic-but-lovable Zoidberg--in "The Tip of the Zoidberg." I'm really looking forward to that episode, if only because it looks like there will be flashbacks. And I love flashbacks in Futurama with the notable exception of the Farnsworth flashback in "Proposition Infinity."

Someone had to get rid of those damn posies.
Spacedal11

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« Reply #39 on: 07-17-2011 04:44 »

I agree with Gorky in that I love the loser and pathetic Zoidberg, although I actually have always found it hilarious when he does stand up to the crew.

"Hey Zoidberg, get in here!"
"Screw you!"

I love that moment. Anyway I agree with what a lot of people are saying, the whole Bender/Amy thing was awful in my opinion, the Fry and Leela relationship and how it is abandoned right now, etc. But I attribute this to the writing, I mean it's a new brand of Futurama from the first run that ended eight years ago. The jokes are allowed to be raunchier, the language more foul (though I didn't like it in Silence of the Clamps), and the characters can act differently.
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