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Tedward

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« #160 : 10-29-2009 21:22 »

Futurama kind of has a Halloween episode: The Honking.  Many horror elements: Carpathian castle right out of Frankenstein, Werecar like a werewolf, robot ghosts, etc. 

"The Honking" also has a more supernatural plot what with the werecar transformation and all, and it does seem to be set in slightly colder times since Leela has her jacket on much more than usual in that episode.
LobsterMooch
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« #161 : 10-29-2009 21:49 »

What would it be called? Locker Room of Doom? Doooooooooooooooom!
Go-a-Green-a

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« #162 : 10-30-2009 05:11 »
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I thought The Honking was a "Christine" spoof, as well.
seattlejohn01

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« #163 : 10-30-2009 06:42 »

It's got a lot of Halloween & horror elements.  Although, I'd also enjoy an out & out Halloween episode.  Come to think of it, throw in Easter & Thanksgiving episodes as well.
Go-a-Green-a

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« #164 : 10-31-2009 05:20 »

I would love to see more weird futuristic holidays.
miss_bender

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« #165 : 10-31-2009 06:30 »

I agree! It's so funny how they just change some aspects of the holidays!
Nixons Head

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« #166 : 10-31-2009 17:44 »

Change one thing? Do the movies count as one thing?
Go-a-Green-a

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« #167 : 11-01-2009 05:02 »

You'd have to pick one movie to change.
cyber_turnip

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« #168 : 11-04-2009 13:42 »

I'd change the fact that Leela and Fry getting together at the end of Into the Wild Green Yonder just came out of nowhere. If they'd built towards that conclusion throughout the film, it would have been fantastic but as it was, it was just there to pander to fans who didn't want the show to potentially end without them together.
Jezzem

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« #169 : 11-04-2009 20:16 »

Uh, I don't know which Into The Wild Green Yonder you were watching but in the version I was was watching they actually did build towards it...

just sayin'
Go-a-Green-a

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« #170 : 11-04-2009 21:27 »

Yeah, I noticed huge hints throughout the movie that built up to that point.
cyber_turnip

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« #171 : 11-05-2009 01:04 »

There are hints. Given how explicit Bender's Big Score was and Fry still didn't get anywhere, I think a few hints aren't exactly a satisfying build up.
hobbitboy

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« #172 : 11-05-2009 10:35 »

He's got a point. You could argue that the 'build-up' only resonates if you already know what's gone before in the Fry-Leela saga.

Good spotting, that man, alligator er turnip!
FistfulOAwesome

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« #173 : 11-05-2009 17:56 »
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First of all, there are not a few hints, as I clearly recapped on page 9 of the movie thread.

Second, if the build-up only resonates if you're already in the know about Fry and Leela, then what's the problem? We're all fans here, so we know what went on, so the build-up should have resonated with at least most of us, which it did.

Third, doesn't it actually make more sense that this approach worked? If every time that Fry made a big attempt at winning Leela's heart didn't work, doesn't it make sense that his subdued actions in ITWGY did?

Lastly, I'd say it's a fan who is less likely to catch all those hints and build-up then a non-fan. Non-fans would basically accept whatever they see on-screen, so all the "hints" were pretty obvious to them. As fans, we've had to deal with reset after reset of Fry and Leela's romance, so to have the chase end, and end in a way unlike previous parts of the chase ("subtle" (it really isn't that subtle, I'd say it's more subdued and mature) over melodramatic) might have felt like a letdown. But it really isn't. We're just so used to the chase being so big and end-of-the-universey and center stage that to have it handled in a mature and subdued (like it's wholly part of the characters rather than a flavor of the week) matter felt strange. But really, it isn't. It's simply the next step in Fry and Leela's relationship, and one I think all fans should support.
EvilChicken

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« #174 : 03-21-2010 19:15 »

(Hello, I was just going through the threads and seen this one)

I'd change it so Seymour got into the freezer with Fry and became one of the characters (like Nibbler when he's not all 'talky' xP)
KurtPikachu2001

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« #175 : 10-01-2010 16:18 »

If this topic gets locked, I'll understand.....


What if Futurama was about a _girl_ who gets cryogenically frozen and goes to work for Planet Express?  All the other characters would be the same, but only it's a girl who gets frozen.  What would she be like? 

Also, Leela could have an on again, off again boyfriend. 
El-Man

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« #176 : 10-01-2010 20:45 »

Somehow I can't see Bender being the male (or if you're picky, manbot) lead in the show...

Talk to Archonix about character gender swaps, he's done some good work in that area. :)
Bigboysdontcry

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« #177 : 10-02-2010 00:20 »

Maybe Bender could be a manbot who has had a robo sex change.
Bend-err

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« #178 : 10-02-2010 00:23 »

And maybe, instead of the future it could be in the past.
Christopher

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« #179 : 10-02-2010 00:43 »

And maybe instead of a professor, it could be an INTEGALACTIC DINOSOAR
Bigboysdontcry

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« #180 : 10-02-2010 03:39 »

When I grow up, I want to be a steam shovel.
hobbitboy

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« #181 : 10-03-2010 00:58 »

Don't you mean "If"?

 :laff:

[Flexo]Nah, I'm just messing with you, kid. You're alright.[/Flexo]
Dr John Bender
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« #182 : 10-05-2010 23:51 »
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Id like to see Fry's hilarious apron.

Also, for Leela to get that ink pouch Zoidberg advised her to get and use it on Bender. 
mazda07

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« #183 : 10-08-2010 04:51 »

Nothing! futurama is perfekt ash it is! :D
TheFutureisWild

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« #184 : 10-08-2010 23:40 »

more parodies of famous stuff (see AOI II)
something with somebodies past (i dont care who's)
benderrulez

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« #185 : 10-19-2010 18:25 »

If i could change futurama i would add a new character :)
Amywongfan1

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« #186 : 10-19-2010 19:06 »

KurtPikachu2001 u have great ideas because i read all ur ideas and they are great
Amywongfan1

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« #187 : 10-19-2010 19:12 »

Well the thing i could change in futurama is  that when nibbler is in 1999 on new year he blows the chair but fry falls to other freezing capsule and the year he  goes to is 5000 and he meets freinds called lela and a robot called bonder and its all the same exept there names and colors changed  and like lela would love fry but fry dont so lela is making everything to get fry and finally  they came on a date but then they broke up and they are freinds and like fry have lots freinds in year 5000 but now lela don't so she try to but it didn't turn out
CommanderZapp

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« #188 : 10-19-2010 19:24 »

Well the thing i could change in futurama is  that when nibbler is in 1999 on new year he blows the chair but fry falls to other freezing capsule and the year he  goes to is 5000 and he meets freinds called lela and a robot called bonder and its all the same exept there names and colors changed  and like lela would love fry but fry dont so lela is making everything to get fry and finally  they came on a date but then they broke up and they are freinds and like fry have lots freinds in year 5000 but now lela don't so she try to but it didn't turn out
Ummmm... Yeeah...
Svip

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« #189 : 10-19-2010 21:38 »

Punctuation marks would be a great place to start.
Free Hot Meal

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« #190 : 10-19-2010 23:56 »

Second!  <---- see, there's one
CommanderZapp

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« #191 : 10-20-2010 12:43 »

Second!  <---- see, there's one
ExAcTLy! :p
mazda07

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« #192 : 11-12-2010 20:00 »

i would chance .. that it had never been canceled!
seattlejohn01

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« #193 : 11-12-2010 20:30 »

If I had to change one thing in Futurama, I would switch out a couple of the new writers.  The series tone is slightly different between the classic period and the new period, and that's due to the new writers.  It's not much of a difference, but it's noticeable.
KurtPikachu2001

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« #194 : 11-13-2010 21:42 »

Have it be renewed for 10 more years!  Also, I'd like to see some politically incorrect humor in Futurama like the same kind of that humor South Park and American Dad does.   

Love to see them meet the American Dad characters.  Bender and Roger would make an unbeatable team! 
CommanderZapp

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« #195 : 11-14-2010 02:05 »

Have it be renewed for 10 more years!  Also, I'd like to see some politically incorrect humor in Futurama like the same kind of that humor South Park and American Dad does.   

Love to see them meet the American Dad characters.  Bender and Roger would make an unbeatable team! 
Yeah... about that... I think some of my brain-cells died there, I'm not going to be more rude, but... that... would. not. be good. (In my point of view.)
Also, Mr. Nixon's in there, he's the best leader the world could have.
jeepdavetj

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« #196 : 11-14-2010 03:11 »

Id like to see something that occurs have a permanant impact.
CommanderZapp

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« #197 : 11-14-2010 17:24 »

Id like to see something that occurs have a permanant impact.
Let's hope that the writers don't lose the fact that they allowed "mutants" to live on the surface. They did lose it when it came to the "Earth spinning the wrong way"-thing.
:hmpf:
Jezzem

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« #198 : 11-14-2010 20:07 »

Have we seen evidence of the Earth spinning the correct way in episodes after That Darn Katz!, or are you referring to the fact that they haven't mentioned it since?
Svip

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« #199 : 11-14-2010 20:27 »

It spun 'incorrectly' in the episode following that.  Always check goof sections on Infosphere articles, Jezzem!
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