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spacepilot3000

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« Reply #40 on: 04-19-2004 20:58 »

I love Leela to the ends of the universe. And yes ,I do think she's funny. She doesn't have that laugh-out loud quality to it. But her humor is cute and giggle worthy. But what confuses me is not her humor, it's her taste in men. She has such high expectations in guys, but her eye (which is what makes Leela "Leela" ) keeps her from acheiving the goal in getting the perfect man. That's the only thing I don't like about her.
Nasty Pasty

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« Reply #41 on: 04-19-2004 21:00 »

Hey, nothing wrong with high standards.

And hey theres away the eye-gouging fork...
DavidCohens1fan

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« Reply #42 on: 04-19-2004 21:05 »

Leela is definitly one of the best characters. She is a catalyx that brings out the "why of fry" (stupid pun), but more importantly is one of the most normal characters in the batch, minus being a cyclops.

My favorite Leela quote:

Fry- I want a sewer burger, but without the rat feces.

Leela- What are you on a diet?
tom123

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« Reply #43 on: 04-19-2004 21:33 »

I like Leela, because sometimes it is the seriousness of what she says that makes it funny.
futuramaguy752

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« Reply #44 on: 04-19-2004 22:03 »

I totally agree with tom123!
Morbo_01

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« Reply #45 on: 04-20-2004 00:09 »

I don't like Leela, but she is essential to the show. Leela's Homeworld was not bad, but not great.
Zed 85

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« Reply #46 on: 04-20-2004 06:39 »
« Last Edit on: 04-20-2004 06:39 »

 
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Originally posted by TheLampIncident:
Zed85: Therefore proving my point that any girl who plays hard-to-get is a bitch.
I'd disagree with the term "any", that's a fairly large asumption. Any is the same as Every. Besides, it depends on the true intentions of the woman, not neccassarily Leela in this case.
 
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Why would you fuck with peoples emotions like that?
Again, depends on the woman's intentions. Perhaps (and this is an asumption in itself) she is reluctant to give the man what he wants straight away otherwise she'd fear him becoming arrogant and niave, though at the time this would be extremely unfair on the man, yes.
But some other women would (presumedly) get lots of satisfaction from fucking with guys' emotions, and they are the bitches. But that comes back to my previous point that while there are people who play hard-to-get deliberately to be bitches, not every one who plays hard-to-get are bitches.

It's just a question of which side you think Leela was playing, based on what you think of her character, and that will differ from person to person.

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And why didn't Fry just give up like a normal human being?
Well he's not a normal human being, he's his own Grandpa for one   tongue
boxie

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« Reply #47 on: 04-20-2004 13:08 »

 
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Originally posted by TheLampIncident:
And why didn't Fry just give up like a normal human being?

Most people who are truly in love never give up hope. Least not on telly anyways.
Nasty Pasty

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« Reply #48 on: 04-20-2004 16:50 »

 
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Originally posted by boxie:
 Most people who are truly in love never give up hope. Least not on telly anyways.

Such high standards to live up to.   no no

PCC Fred

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« Reply #49 on: 04-20-2004 17:54 »

 
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Originally posted by boxie:
 Most people who are truly in love never give up hope. Least not on telly anyways.

SAM: Diane, will you marry me?
DIANE: No!
SAM: Okay, no biggie.  Just thought I'd ask.  Well, I'm off fishing!
Love_For_Leela

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« Reply #50 on: 04-20-2004 18:01 »

And that was the last time she saw him. He ran off with a slim waisted dance-hall girl names Charlene.
KurtPikachu2001

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« Reply #51 on: 04-20-2004 18:02 »

I like both Leela and Amy.  I don't like one better than the other and I don't get offended when someone says they don't like either character or the whole concept of the show.  That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
Teral

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« Reply #52 on: 04-20-2004 18:28 »

 
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Originally posted by TheLampIncident:
I think watching Leela in some of those shippy episodes is like walking into a concrete wall over and over again. For some reason nobody can understand, she won't accept Fry for what he is. It's like she's determined to be a bitch.

2 possible answers.

a) She's uncertain about Fry's intentions and whether he's completely honest with her when he says he love her. Sean said he loved her, but in the end it was just a line to get into her pants. Same thing with Alcazar, Zapp, Adlai turned out to be a jerk, so did Chaz. Basically every guy she's dated was either only after her body or ws a jerk (that's love for ya'). Why should Fry be any different? Particular after he taught Zoidberg how to fake feelings and con women right in front of her. So she needs time to figure out if Fry is honest/for real, rather than getting hurt again.

b) She likes Fry as a friend, but doesn't love him the way he loves her.
Venus

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« Reply #53 on: 04-20-2004 18:42 »

i agree with Teral, i don't think it has anything to do with bitchiness on her part. She's been treated like crap by pretty much everyone her whole life and even if she wants to believe he's being genuine there is nothing in her history to incline her to believe that he is. Her personal history has pretty much been 'if i open up and let them in they will hurt and/or abandon me' Also, if she dates some random guy that turns out to be a jerk she can kick him to the curb and never see him again, but if it were Fry and he turned out to be playing her along, then she still has to face him everyday. It's kind of a scary prospect when it's your feelings on the line.
Shadowstar

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« Reply #54 on: 04-20-2004 19:16 »

 
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Originally posted by Love_for_Leela:
How dare you! Leela's homeworld was a great episode! *ah, so sad!*. I think that the Bender-age episodes are chronic, but I feel that away about most character-based episodes, (particularly Ziodberd. Oy, Glayven) with the exception of Leela and Hermes. Who rule. So scuh-rew you!
"Luck of the Fryrish" is sad. "Time Keeps On Slippin'" is sad. "Godfellas" is sad. "Leela's Homeworld" is NOT sad. It is a unfunny, unemotional piece of dirt. Bender has had some pretty average episodes around him ("30% Iron Chef," "Bend Her," "Obsoletely Fabulous" ) but on the other hand, he's had some great ones ("BSNBAOTV," "Godfellas," "Raging Bender" ). And you're complaining about ZOIDBERG ones? How dare YOU? Zoidberg is genius, even "Lobstertainment!" was better than "Homeworld" and "Ther Sting"!
Uh-oh. I've done it now. [waits for upcoming pummeling]
TheLampIncident

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« Reply #55 on: 04-20-2004 19:28 »

I agree actually, Leela's Homeworld sucked. However, I did like the Sting. It certainly freaked me out the first time I saw it anyway. I also laughed at the bee being ejected out the ship and being hit by the truck. The Zoidberg based episodes are great, A Taste Of Freedom, WMIBACIL, even Lobstertainment rocked. I think Bender episodes tend to be bland but they get the job done for me. I think the best stories are the ones with tons of characters with lots of different things going on at once(A Flight to Remember, Amazon Women In The Mood, 300 Big Boys). It's nice to have a little variety.
Digital Dragon

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« Reply #56 on: 04-20-2004 19:39 »

I like Leela, but not nearly as much as some PEELers.

Poor Fry, overlooked by Leela and overlooked by the show's fans.
spacepilot3000

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« Reply #57 on: 04-20-2004 22:54 »

[Looks at Shadowstar's post]

What!?

[Looks at TheLampIncindent's post, takes tape out and puts it back in.]

What!?

Seriously, how could you not like "Leela's Homeworld"? Sure it wasn't as funny as the other Futurama episodes, but it was a very good episode.
Ekarderif

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« Reply #58 on: 04-20-2004 23:08 »

Nono, the question is, how can Shadowstar not like "The Sting" and yet love "Raging Bender" and "That's Lobstertainment"???
SlackJawedMoron

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« Reply #59 on: 04-21-2004 09:41 »

Nothing wrong with Raging Bender!

And, for a comedy, Leela's Homeworld was one of the least funny episodes ever.

People will probably try to argue that comedy is only one aspect of the show. I agree, but I believe it is the major aspect, upon which everything else is built.
Love_For_Leela

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« Reply #60 on: 04-21-2004 10:42 »

 
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Originally posted by spacepilot3000:
Seriously, how could you not like "Leela's Homeworld"? Sure it wasn't as funny as the other Futurama episodes, but it was a very good episode.

And considering it was written by the offspring of a certain Gory vice president, it's great.


~~~When this is all over, remind me to run screaming into the night~~~
(You're standing on my neck)
TheLampIncident

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« Reply #61 on: 04-21-2004 14:29 »

 
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Originally posted by spacepilot3000:
Seriously, how could you not like "Leela's Homeworld"? Sure it wasn't as funny as the other Futurama episodes, but it was a very good episode.

No it wasn't.
KVA

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« Reply #62 on: 04-21-2004 14:44 »

Even if it was not a good episode in your opinion, it brought one important thing: Leela is not an alien, she is equal to standart human in all except her eye. That means that if she and Fry will get together they will have no problems because they are from one race. So even if that episode wasn't funny, it was important for Fry+Leela storyline.
Love_For_Leela

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« Reply #63 on: 04-21-2004 14:53 »

 
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Originally posted by TheLampIncident:
 No it wasn't.

Yes it was. NYAH.

TheLampIncident

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« Reply #64 on: 04-21-2004 15:14 »

 
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Originally posted by KVA:
Even if it was not a good episode in your opinion, it brought one important thing: Leela is not an alien, she is equal to standart human in all except her eye. That means that if she and Fry will get together they will have no problems because they are from one race. So even if that episode wasn't funny, it was important for Fry+Leela storyline.

Well, I mean, it was pretty obvious Leela was human. I never believed she was an alien. Come on, a species that somehow evolved over time to look exactly the same as a human, but with one eye? Please.

Spacedal11

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« Reply #65 on: 04-21-2004 15:21 »

Yeah but I don't think it would matter to Fry. I mean he stood in front of her to protect her from a killer bee (even though she got all the poision.) It would be interesting to see what their child would look like.

If it's a girl: Purple hair, two eyes, has Leela's personallity.

If it's a boy: Red hair, two eyes (maybe 1), acts like Fry.
KVA

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« Reply #66 on: 04-21-2004 15:25 »

Maybe it was obvious for you, but I have read a lot of people's complaints on the fact that she is not an alien ( on Gotfuturama.com). And about evolution: how could these woman on Amazonia evolve to look exactly the same way like humans, but bigger?  Or how could people of Atlanta evolve into mermaids?
TheLampIncident

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« Reply #67 on: 04-21-2004 15:42 »

 
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Originally posted by KVA:
Or how could people of Atlanta evolve into mermaids?

"The caffeine sped things up a lot. That stuff's great."
KVA

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« Reply #68 on: 04-21-2004 15:50 »

Yes, a great new theory: monkeys evolved into humans after they accidentaly eaten something that had caffeine in it. In your face, Darwin's book!  smile
Teral

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« Reply #69 on: 04-21-2004 16:01 »

But this was highly concentrated caffeine, wa above anything naturally occuring.

 
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Originally posted by TheLampIncident:
 Well, I mean, it was pretty obvious Leela was human. I never believed she was an alien. Come on, a species that somehow evolved over time to look exactly the same as a human, but with one eye? Please.


Why not, it worked perfectly for Trek:TOS?

 
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by KVA:
Even if it was not a good episode in your opinion, it brought one important thing: Leela is not an alien, she is equal to standart human in all except her eye. That means that if she and Fry will get together they will have no problems because they are from one race. So even if that episode wasn't funny, it was important for Fry+Leela storyline.

Kif and Amy are different species, yet they had no problems creating off-spring. The medical technology of the future would make a lot if inter-species breeding possible.

I could talk about Leela finding her people way too soon, but I don't have 3 hours to rant right now.  tongue

Don't confuse not caring with not knowing!
NoAPOlogies

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« Reply #70 on: 04-22-2004 00:48 »

Leela is the deepest and most emotionally developed character i've ever seen in a cartoon. You can see throughout the episode such a wide range of emotions and you can see that she seems to face the toughest times (between her and Fry and her finding out who she really is).

Besides, this is a show that needs a wet blanket. Look at the Simpsons where Lisa and Marge are wet blankets, but unlike Leela, Lisa and Marge have absolutly nothing going for them. At least Leela is easy on the eyes and does say some very funny things. If there was no wet blanket, this show would wind up like Family Guy with chaotic plot lines and ridiculous premises.
Rhodan

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« Reply #71 on: 04-22-2004 13:09 »

Altough I did one exxaggeration anti-Leela post, it would be hard to have series without her. Agree with Teral that there was planty of lost potention with her searching for origin and fact her parents were introduced nearly just before series finished didnīt helped either. And for your thoughts about episodes, I think "Leelaīs homeworld" was better average which story or script had chance to be  better and "The Sting" was pure gold episode. Only bad Leela- related episode was ALOHO, but not for Leelaīs character fault.           
KVA

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« Reply #72 on: 04-22-2004 17:48 »

 
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Originally posted by Teral:
I could talk about Leela finding her people way too soon, but I don't have 3 hours to rant right now.   tongue

Maybe you could tell about it a little later? It sounds quite interesting.
DrJohnZ

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« Reply #73 on: 04-22-2004 17:57 »

I love Leela... without her, the show wouldn't be half as good! The thing that got me hooked to the show, was to see what would happen with Fry's affection tward Leela. Bescides... she's the captain.
Shadowstar

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« Reply #74 on: 04-22-2004 18:22 »

Grrrr... "Leela's Homeworld" wasn't good! I don't know about you, but I thought it moved sooo slow. There was nothing there to keep my interest. The parts where I was supposed to feel sad, I didn't feel sad at. Everything Leela went through made her practically go insane, which is justifiable, but just too weird to watch. The ending montage was good, but not as brilliant and amazing and touching as everyone has been praising it to be. Also, it lacks the one thing all Futurama's must have: humor! It just wasn't funny! 2ND WORST EPISODE EVER! (the 1st honor goes to "KGKUAN" )
Nasty Pasty

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« Reply #75 on: 04-22-2004 19:46 »

 
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Originally posted by Shadowstar:
Grrrr... "Leela's Homeworld" wasn't good! I don't know about you, but I thought it moved sooo slow. There was nothing there to keep my interest. The parts where I was supposed to feel sad, I didn't feel sad at. Everything Leela went through made her practically go insane, which is justifiable, but just too weird to watch. The ending montage was good, but not as brilliant and amazing and touching as everyone has been praising it to be. Also, it lacks the one thing all Futurama's must have: humor! It just wasn't funny! 2ND WORST EPISODE EVER! (the 1st honor goes to "KGKUAN" )

Rage dump.  big grin

PCC Fred

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« Reply #76 on: 04-23-2004 06:51 »

 
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Originally posted by Teral:
I could talk about Leela finding her people way too soon, but I don't have 3 hours to rant right now.   tongue

Maybe if the show had lasted nine or ten years, you'd have a good point.  But it would've been worse if the show had been axed without Leela finding out her true origins.

leelaholic

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« Reply #77 on: 04-23-2004 09:50 »

I had no idea you hated "Leela's Homeworld", Shady. I really liked that episode...
Nasty Pasty

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« Reply #78 on: 04-23-2004 10:11 »

Ditto. The ending was so touching with Leela's parents taking care of her all those years...
Love_For_Leela

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« Reply #79 on: 04-23-2004 11:29 »

Good use of musical montage at the end of 'Leela's Homeworld' too... and I'm so glad they managed to avoid the totally unmelodic section in the middle of that song...
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