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Ambitious misunderstood

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« #40 : 10-05-2011 13:55 »

Fry was also an asshole-ish in 'Future Stock'. :p

But at the least he did better himself in that episode... which ironically made things worse for all the others.
Otis P Jivefunk

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« #41 : 10-05-2011 17:53 »

Saw this again the other day, I do love this ep. Classic material, loved Dr Zoidberg turning the steering wheel to go faster. One of the best Amy eps, and with what has happened since I don't think they could ever repeat something like this again which makes it all the more special...

Fry's head on Amy's body and all the humorous situations were great. I liked Fry's character regardless of if he was being a man-bitch at times. Only downside was the ending, but not terrible or anything. I'd say it's a 9.5 but not quite 10 material, so seeing as the poll won't accommodate that I'm going against the rules of rounding and voting...

9/10
Ambitious misunderstood

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« #42 : 10-05-2011 18:21 »

Only downside was the ending, but not terrible or anything.

Really? Do you mean the scene where Leela "clamjams" Amy or the final one with Fry, Leela and Bender? Because I have to say I really like the later, generally the whole parts with Bender's dating service were awesome.
Otis P Jivefunk

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« #43 : 10-05-2011 18:28 »

I mean the very ending where you think it ends, but then it comes back again. Wasn't too keen on that, seemed a bit cheap to me. I don't hate it, it's forgivable, especially seeing as the episode on the whole is pretty near faultless, but I feel it could have ended a little better...
Tachyon

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« #44 : 10-05-2011 20:23 »

... wait a minute! I still have to decide though whether that makes seafood erotic or sex scary.

Those two things are not mutually exclusive, ya' know :)

SpaceGoldfish fromWazn

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« #45 : 10-05-2011 21:51 »

Fry was also an asshole-ish in 'Future Stock'. :p

He was... kind of.  He just became very full of himself (and **it) but he was never unkind to the others, and he did his best to make amends in the end.
Ambitious misunderstood

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« #46 : 10-05-2011 23:39 »

... wait a minute! I still have to decide though whether that makes seafood erotic or sex scary.

Those two things are not mutually exclusive, ya' know :)


It's either food or shelter!

sparkybarky

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« #47 : 10-09-2011 04:30 »

I must say that I love the psyche-out ending, with the heart closing in on Bender's face as he's making excuses for his horrible dating service (or whatever he was saying to Leela when she was complaining about her Valentine's Day date). I have to disagree with Otis. I love that! The cheesey harp music vaguely reminded me of bad 70s sitcoms, like "The Love Boat" or some such nonsense, that I ate up as a kid (TV was my babysitter). And then that enclosing heart--reminded me of "I Love Lucy."

I loved this episode. I found Fry and Amy's fling not compelling at all--really, not much chemistry between them, and their relationship had not been built up and developing like the one between him and Leela--so, I didn't mind seeing it end. I guess that was the point; there was really nothing substantial between them, except physical attraction. And such a connection usually doesn't last much longer than the time it takes to groggily fumble around for your clothes and mutter "That was nice. I'll call you later."

The car buying scene was just golden. I loved Amy's bad imitation of Victor's accent; the background gag of Victor and Malfunctioning Eddie dancing when they realized how much money they could score off of a clueless customer; Eddie's head exploding; the luxury car full of eagle parts. And on and on.

And the Valentine's Day dinner scene was hilarious. Zapp's date just chewed up the scenery--what is that "lady's" name, btw? I loved the close-up of the amorous looks exchanged between Sal and Petunia. And on and on. Yeah, that's shorthand for "I'm too tired to write something more coherent."

Oh, and the ending. Great use of Bender's recalled ass. I love when an episode is bookended by the same story element. Bender did get his comeuppance for scamming people out of so much money--I think the writers purposefully set up a badly misbehaving character for some kind of punishment/humiliation at the end. Like, their bad deeds do have consequences. I just loved the ending. "Watch the neck, watch the neck!" "My ass, my ass, my beautiful--KABOOM!"

That quote is probably not verbatim, but the TV is occupied by husband playing video games, and even if it wasn't, I am too tired to review anyway.

9/10
LobsterMooch
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« #48 : 10-10-2011 14:59 »
« : 11-09-2011 14:40 »

 :nono:
spira

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« #49 : 10-10-2011 22:41 »

The psyche-out ending is funny, I agree. I liked the slightly condescending/satirical attitude of this whole episode towards dating services and V-Day in general. It was funny and very Futurama-esque. And I agree that there really isn't any chemistry between Fry and Amy. Their relationship was, to say the least, quite superficial.
SolidSnake

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« #50 : 08-25-2013 16:32 »

This episode deserves a 8/10.

I liked seeing Fry and Amy together. It was pretty cute/funny, I guess you could say. But it definitely wasn't the episodes strongest point.

After they broke up, it got better and better as it went along. Also, did anybody think that Fry's voice sounded like Zoidbergs when he was yelling "Nooo" in slow-mo?

And yes, the subplot/ending with Bender was pretty much classic right there.

So I wouldn't go out to say this is a classic episode. But damn it, this was  close to being a Classic.
Motor Oil

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« #51 : 03-14-2014 23:59 »

7/10, mostly because I think that Amy and Fry are a terrible couple. It was a decent episode overall but definitely not one of my favorites.
It got better as it continued, but I can't say it ever got great.
SpaceGoldfish fromWazn

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« #52 : 10-31-2020 16:03 »

Yeah but damn if the boy doesn't look dashing in a suit.  But Fry at his worse is still pretty inoffensive compared to the rest of the pe crew being themselves.  I think Fry gets held to a higher standard then anyone else on the show because he sets a ridiculously high standard for himself and is one of those rare characters in fiction whose fundamental kindness and sweetness is their defining characteristic without it feeling unconvincing or saccharine or bland to the point that the character doesn't really have any other character trait.  You could call it almost angelic at times but Fry is very human, so he comes across as believable in how big hearted he is.

I would say its very strange.  This episode treats Fry suddenly going off Amy as a huge joke but it's not funny enough to justify Fry being at his most unpleasant he has ever been in the show.  Seeing Fry being so nasty to Amy who is easily the pe crewmember he has the most in common with with no real justification for his out of character behaviour and then have him be rewarded when the show regularly punishes him for things that are not his fault or understandable.... It just left me very confused. 

Frys behaviuour makes sense when you realise that under that sunny exterior he displays a lot of symptoms of longterm depression and unresolved grief, and one symptom of that is that Fry regularly self sabotages his own success and his own rare strokes of good luck because he doesn't seem to think he deserves happiness or for someone else's benefit.  It could also be that he has begun to fall in love with Leela and he deliberately ruins a very good relationship because he doesn't want to close Leela off with a Co worker romance.

Or it could be that Amy and Fry are too similar and Fry seems to view Amy as more his little sister.  Fry even previously mentions it in a Flight to Remember that yes they seem like a perfect match but he just doesn't feel that way about her.  And that's all there is to it. 

But mostly it feels like the writers wrote themselves into a corner by having Fry and Amy's romance be pretty much perfect for each other and couldn't conceive of any believable cause for friction and break up.  So Fry just acted like a complete ass for no real reason and down with the ship.
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