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« #80 : 01-22-2005 20:50 »

 
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Originally posted by elkie:
I love to watch it! theres nothing better than a futurama marathon when you have a hangover! mmmm, good times, good times!

Shit, that's what I did on the exact day that was posted!  God, was I hung over.
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« #81 : 01-22-2005 22:07 »

I have seen most episodes way too few times to get bored of it yet, although if I were to watch great batches of episodes in a row almost every day, it would be understandable that I'd get sick of it eventually. Futurama, as well as almost as anything else is only great when you take it in small doses.

Futurama is a show that doesn't have a great load of episodes, so it's possible that someone can get bored with it after some time... but if I ever happen to get bored with it, I'm pretty sure I'll want to rewatch some of the episodes whenever I'll feel like it in the future. Now, I've got to get all the episodes on DVD firstly to achieve that, though.  :p
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« #82 : 09-08-2014 08:39 »

Getting bored with Futurama is easy.  But I can't ever leave it, it has become part of me.  I saw the show since its first inceptions, I remember the commercial that got me hooked.  I'm closely bonded with people in this community who also got hooked on the show.  I have a website, and I've been visiting futurama websites since I got a steady connection to the internet. 

I already have it planned out though.  When I get older I will buy a big suitcase/trunkboxthingy and put all my futurama dvds in that box.  I will also include in there a dvd player (just in case time makes fools of us all).  I will then take floppy discs and cds and copy off wallpapers and icons and games and other things off the internet.  I'll probably include every page of the Futurama website museum along with old logs which still spark memories.  I might download all the episodes and put the them on cd too and put them in there; I regret I didn't videotape all the episodes when they first came on, or I'd put them in there too.  I'm going to put up all my Futurama memories in a box for safekeeping forever and ever.  And when I find someone I can share my deepest interests with I will pull out that box and look through it and we'll watch a few episodes.  And a little later, when I have kids, I will pull that box out again and I'll introduce them to Futurama.  And when I'm dead and chopped up into little pieces, my Last Will & Testament will have a clause in it giving that box... the box of Futurama to my dearest.

You see.  Futurama isn't just a show for me anymore.  It was with me during an important period in my life, and even if the jokes get old and stale, those stories... those characters will be with me.  And the people (I'm sure the ones I'm talking about, know I'm talking about them) I met along the way, they will be here too *points to heart*

So, how's that working out for you?
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« #83 : 09-08-2014 08:46 »

Getting bored with Futurama is easy.  But I can't ever leave it, it has become part of me.  I saw the show since its first inceptions, I remember the commercial that got me hooked.  I'm closely bonded with people in this community who also got hooked on the show.  I have a website, and I've been visiting futurama websites since I got a steady connection to the internet. 

I already have it planned out though.  When I get older I will buy a big suitcase/trunkboxthingy and put all my futurama dvds in that box.  I will also include in there a dvd player (just in case time makes fools of us all).  I will then take floppy discs and cds and copy off wallpapers and icons and games and other things off the internet.  I'll probably include every page of the Futurama website museum along with old logs which still spark memories.  I might download all the episodes and put the them on cd too and put them in there; I regret I didn't videotape all the episodes when they first came on, or I'd put them in there too.  I'm going to put up all my Futurama memories in a box for safekeeping forever and ever.  And when I find someone I can share my deepest interests with I will pull out that box and look through it and we'll watch a few episodes.  And a little later, when I have kids, I will pull that box out again and I'll introduce them to Futurama.  And when I'm dead and chopped up into little pieces, my Last Will & Testament will have a clause in it giving that box... the box of Futurama to my dearest.

You see.  Futurama isn't just a show for me anymore.  It was with me during an important period in my life, and even if the jokes get old and stale, those stories... those characters will be with me.  And the people (I'm sure the ones I'm talking about, know I'm talking about them) I met along the way, they will be here too *points to heart*

So, how's that working out for you?

I hate you dad! :cry:
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« #84 : 09-15-2014 21:31 »

I'm kind of sick of the show, now, too. Sick is too strong a word, but basically, I love this show so much that I've over-watched it.

Normally, it wouldn't be an issue. I'd just leave it a few years until I feel like marathon-ing the entire series from start to finish again, but my girlfriend hasn't seen every episode hundreds of times like I have; she's probably only seen them 5-10 times a piece, so she's making me watch my way through it all again.

I've not seen season 7 nearly as many times as the rest, but season 7 is also not nearly as good as the rest, so it seems to have evened out.
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« #85 : 09-16-2014 00:33 »

I've been watching "Reincarnation" over and over. Haven't got tired of it yet. Just love the damn thing, so frickin' funny. Next to "The Sting", it's my fave ep.
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« #86 : 09-16-2014 01:07 »

I guess I'm semi-sick of it, although I'm quite confident that I'll always love Futurama. Seeing every episode so many times does that, I suppose.
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« #87 : 09-16-2014 01:45 »

I watch it for a while, get sick of it for a few months, then dive head-first back into watching it. I do this for all things, even masturbation.
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« #88 : 09-16-2014 03:20 »

You masturbate by "diving in head first?" I'm going to need to see some diagrams here.

And seriously, that's not even a sexual request. I am genuinely curious as to how that works.
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« #89 : 09-16-2014 06:17 »


Oh, I thought Motor meant watching masturbation.  English is such an ambiguous language :)

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« #90 : 09-16-2014 07:05 »

Oh, I thought you meant masturbatory language.
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« #91 : 09-16-2014 14:54 »

Dildos can have heads, too....
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« #92 : 09-20-2014 14:21 »
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I've seen every episode at least a couple of times too and I'm not bored. They're just something I watch when I'm bored.

I saw this Best Appetite Suppressants blog post and thought you may like it.
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« #93 : 09-20-2014 15:27 »

That would be the "Futurama with bored" thread.
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« #94 : 02-10-2020 15:39 »

I've seen every episode at least a couple of times too and I'm not bored. They're just something I watch when I'm bored.


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« #95 : 02-10-2020 23:36 »

I love a man who's consistent in his opinions!

Seriously, though, I don't know that I've ever felt bored with Futurama. (Indeed, I know for a fact that I never once tired of the original 72 episodes between the 2003 cancellation and the 2007 revival.) I definitely get less excited about some episodes (read: new run) than others (read: old run) when I happen to see them playing in syndication, but I still get a little thrill when I come across a rerun on cable. It does my heart good to know that the series has kept on truckin' for all these years.
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« #96 : 04-21-2020 00:40 »

Forgive the double-post, but I've been ruminating on this a bit and I actually do think my relationship with the show has changed in a particular way that you might characterize as "boredom." I have found that the increased PEEL traffic--and my own increased posting activity--has got me thinking about Futurama more regularly. These thoughts are mostly positive ones, to the point that I'm wondering if a full-series rewatch (or even just a Greatest Hits marathon or two) is in order--and, theoretically speaking, this is a prospect I find quite enticing.

In practice, though, I can't quite be arsed to pull out the ol' DVDs, or even watch the series on Hulu. And I think the reason for my reluctance has to do with the fact that the show is so much a part of me at this point that I can no longer really enjoy it as entertainment. Any time I watch an episode, it will always be tinged with some blend of nostalgia and wistfulness and comfortable-yet-unexciting familiarity. I'll be so conscious of the fact that I know exactly what's coming next--to the point that I could probably quote most episodes line-for-line--and I'll no longer be surprised, or delighted. I'll feel some degree of pleasure, I'm sure, but perhaps not to an extent that warrants devoting hours upon hours of my time to the endeavor.

Granted, this is all just conjecture on my part--it's entirely possible I'm full of shit, and if I actually sat down and did a full or partial rewatch, I'd enjoy the hell out of it. But I'm still not champing at the bit to actually start that rewatch, and I think that fact in itself is rather telling, and indicative of something that, again, you might call "boredom." Alas...
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« #97 : 04-22-2020 21:04 »

If it's any consolation, Gorky, I have been watching the show almost all of my life (only became a mega fan in 2008, dropped out in 2009, picked it up again in 2011 and it's been that way ever since, but I would watch it even before 2008) and I still find new things to laugh at and jokes that I find even funnier now that I am older.

But, perhaps in our difference of age, you might not experience this. And you have probably watched the entire show back-to-front more than I have.

At least once a week my mum will send me a picture of an episode on TV and I am able to name the episode and the season. It's perhaps not that impressive to my fellow PEELers, but my mum and others find it amazing. :laff:
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« #98 : 05-11-2020 10:12 »

I've met people who could do that better than me, and they've probably no clue ever about this place....and this place once was just a node on the most active Futurama internet ring that existed, even including the newsgroup yes.

I'd call it impressive Danny, what you said you can do.  Some people here had everything memorized to acronyms, but I couldn't be bothered honestly, though I'll recognize a few.

I was always of the contention that there were 4 seasons of Futurama (until the movies) and that was killing talk... Had a few claw plaques over at Say Argh!  Don't worry, that place was dead by 08 I'm sure.  I am sorry you missed out on some of that, but I'm glad you got PEEL at least.  I preferred THJ, but to be honest PEEL ended up being more than the best Futurama message board...somehow it became one of the best message boards on the internet period.  It just seemed to cultivate the right people as far as I could tell...everybody loves 4chan, but that's just not quite as cozy in the same way.

This place would be kicking hard if registration hadn't gone down too.  Oh well, maybe on another go around, or I'll push Andie's other project harder if I'm around.

I've seen season's 1-4 a lot more... Even did a real Futuramamathon once...took like two days in college, just straight through...only two people left at the end.

We cheated a bit tbh. It was getting rough by season 3, and we got kicked out of the club house with the huge TV, went back to the apartment draped in blankets and pushed onward. It really was a battle though.  We were both like tired soldiers who just couldn't quite keep watch.  Luckily the DVDs for the later seasons had play all buttons...I think we took turns flipping out the discs and pressing the most useful user input object ever developed...  You die out there somewhere amidst the valleys and smoke, sadly burning through the endless task dutifully fulfilling the foolish obligations you made upon no one but yourself.  I'd claw against my own limits every time I awoke to find the last one looping on that menu, trying intently to chain my iron eyes open and actually pay attention to the next episode. More failure with that...a few minutes into the episode after I clicked that glorious button that could more effectively account for its promises than I could ever hope to.  I would glance over at my friend, at the end of that party which had died 12 or 17hours earlier, seeing a skeleton half wrapped in a comforter, melting into the carpet in front of an old couch upholstered with an alien material oddly reminiscent of the gross treasures you might find at the very bottom of the dumpster behind a pet store.  It was hard to fathom whether he had actually ever been attached to those limbs, his bones aligned at odd angles, his physical body resembling the resulting pernicious attempt of an elementary aged child dedicated to cleansing his room as fire across stone, only in this try, the child's extreme ADD was clashing with its other diagnosed brother OCD after the sibling had accidentally placed other more elicit and illegal chemistry in that child's bottle of Ritalin, only that wasn't the recently filled script the child had found soaking in a puddle of cat urine behind and beneath the couch in the unkempt living room of the markedly empty and dark apartment leased by a single mother, who had taken to prostitution rather quickly after being widowed by a cow farming polygamist, her eldest son a hell raising teenager whose hatred for the world, due to a particularly familiar American lack of structure in his current youth, was only temporarily tempered bythe violence he portrayed upon his younger sibling, the protagonist of our  at least 10 years his junior, the
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