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Chump

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« Reply #40 on: 04-01-2002 08:54 »

I was laughing when Amy said:
"Yes, yes everyone wants to be Germany..."
I like when they throw stuff like that in for you craz-ay not North Americans... though I'm still waiting on the status of Canada.

I want to know if there are all the countries still or if they are states of Earth. I think that there are countries, but above them is a Global Government.

Earth Government - National Government - State/Province

is the likely order. But I always figured the USA would either take over or amalgmate with Canada. So they are probably 1 country along with Mexico.

Lastly: What nationality is Matt G?
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« Reply #41 on: 04-01-2002 09:51 »

Matt G. is American.

I thought the gag was great as well.  No one wants to be small and neutral like Sweden, they want to be huge and "misunderstood" like Germany. 

Man, after over 1000 years and still we have Nazi/WWII gags directed at the Germans.
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« Reply #42 on: 04-01-2002 10:02 »

 
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Lots of neat little gags and jokes but overall I thought it was a m'eh eppisode.  I think it was that too many of the jokes were too predictable.  The bit at the bot-mitzva about Fry asking about Robot Jesus fell flat, IMHO.

Actually, I laughed out loud at the Robot Jesus bit.  Maybe it's because I'm Jewish and answer (pretty much) the same answer to "Do you believe in Jesus."  It was funny seeing that answer translated into robot-ese.

Not to be a nit-picker though, but the "lifting people up on chairs" takes place at weddings, not bar-mitzvahs.  (I should know, they didn't balance right at my wedding and I almost fell off the chair!)  Maybe it was a Reform(at) service.   :D (Ok, bad joke but what do you expect when I've been eating matzoh so much!)

All in all I thought this was a great episode.  Some great Zoidberg moments ("Once again the sandwich heavy investor comes out ahead *munch* ... I'm ruined!&quot ;) and I love "That Guy's" last words ("My only regret... is that I have Boneitis.&quot ;).  Now on to next week when we get to see Leela suit up to play Blurnsball!
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« Reply #43 on: 04-01-2002 10:05 »

Re: B.Frankendorfer

I get it now, thanks. See, I am too obsessed with Back To The Future.


Also thanks for the Pat Buchanan explanation, get that now, too.
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« Reply #44 on: 04-01-2002 11:10 »

 
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Originally posted by B.Frankendorfer:
Man, after over 1000 years and still we have Nazi/WWII gags directed at the Germans.

The good thing though, I laughed just as hard if not harder on this one as anyone else i guess  ;)

Now back to business ... where's my map'o'world ...

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« Reply #45 on: 04-01-2002 11:17 »

The old womans name (with the cat) is named Hatty (or hattie, I don't know the spelling).

and I don't get the Run DMC joke.  Please explain in terms a child could understand  ;)

I don't know, this episode just didn't do anything for me at all.  I laughed, but not much.  At least there weren't any really bad jokes.

I probably laughed hardest at, "This smaller piece of the pie chart is the yearly income.  The larger portion of the pie chart is an $8 error the bank made in our favor". 
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« Reply #46 on: 04-01-2002 14:13 »
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Highly uneven episode.  Lots of little sections that were bordering on brilliant (my favorite being Fox -62), but an equal amount of stuff that just left me wondering, "what were they thinking?"  I dunno, that Calculon bit seemed to fall a little flat, it even seemed a bit forced.  And there was a bunch of stuff that confused me.  Surely the Professor kept SOME stock for himself.  And didn't Scruffy own about 4x's as much of the company than anyone else?  And why didn't Fry get a vote at the takeover meeting?

Upon further review, worst, ending, ever.
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« Reply #47 on: 04-01-2002 14:51 »

Probably because he agreed with that buisness guy and their votes count as one, I don't know. What do I look like, someone who's smart?
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« Reply #48 on: 04-01-2002 20:28 »

 
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Originally posted by B.Frankendorfer:
I thought the gag was great as well.  No one wants to be small and neutral like Sweden, they want to be huge and "misunderstood" like Germany.
Sweden? I am almost positive he said Switzerland.
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« Reply #49 on: 04-01-2002 21:33 »

Definitely Switzerland.  You know, the neutral country?
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« Reply #50 on: 04-01-2002 21:50 »

Oops.  My ethnocentric mistake.  :)
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« Reply #51 on: 04-03-2002 17:49 »
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In relation to the bot-mitzvah, I don't remember what the whole banner said, but the last word was "robot" - transliterated. A hidden joke for those who read Hebrew possibly.

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Originally posted by jasonlevine:
Not to be a nit-picker though, but the "lifting people up on chairs" takes place at weddings, not bar-mitzvahs.

It does happen at some bar-mitzvahs.

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« Reply #52 on: 04-05-2002 00:53 »

It happened at mine.
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« Reply #53 on: 04-05-2002 01:09 »

McGrady, "Run DMC" is the name of a rapper. That's the depth of the joke.
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« Reply #54 on: 04-05-2002 01:19 »

 
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and I don't get the Run DMC joke.  Please explain in terms a child could understand   ;)
 

You dont know Run DMC? its one of these really old old school rappers of the eighties (same century as Beasty Boys) great duett Walk this way with Steve Tyler and Joe Perry from Aerosmith...
raising hell (1986) was the first CD I ever bought I confess...
didnt they tried a comeback in the late 90s? I stood in the nightclub and said, hey that sounds like Run DMC and a friend said, hum that is Run DMC...

Nice episode though, I loved the cracking sounds of the boneitis, it was so disgusting
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« Reply #55 on: 04-05-2002 09:21 »

 
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 great duett Walk this way with Steve Tyler and Joe Perry from Aerosmith...

Wouldn't that be a trio?
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« Reply #56 on: 04-05-2002 09:32 »
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 Wouldn't that be a trio?


no.
 
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great duett Walk this way with Steve Tyler and Joe Perry from Aerosmith...
Song name, person, person, band name
two people = a duet
lol   :laff:
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« Reply #57 on: 04-05-2002 09:54 »

 
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Run DMC . . . great duett Walk this way with Steve Tyler and Joe Perry from Aerosmith...

I count three
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« Reply #58 on: 04-05-2002 09:59 »
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On the liner notes and album reviews it's referred to as a duet, with Aerosmith and Run DMC. There were two members of Aerosmith and three members of Run DMC, but no one called it a quintet. No need to get mixed up in semantics.
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« Reply #59 on: 04-05-2002 10:24 »

eh, whatever. I was just responding to the quote  :p
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« Reply #60 on: 04-05-2002 10:53 »
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Yeah even more than trio:
RUN-D.M.C. were three
DJ Run, D.McDaniels, the third guy from RunDMC (Jam Master Jay?), and singer and leadguitar of Aerosmith

It's Tricky to rock a rhyme, to rock a rhyme that's right on time, its tricky-- tricky, tricky....
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« Reply #61 on: 04-05-2002 11:07 »

But I loved the sidekicks to the 80s.

Safety dance

That dance was not that safe as they said it was.

That guy had something of these guys in the film Wall Street
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« Reply #62 on: 04-05-2002 11:42 »

I thought it was a better episode than the last one (Godfellas). There were some great gags and one liners, practically all of which have been exhausted un this tread. I really liked the bit when people were speaking and the share price was shooting up and down in relation to the monologue.
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« Reply #63 on: 04-05-2002 13:07 »

I thought this was an average episode. It wasn't as great as some of the better episodes of the season like "Where the Buggalo Roam," but it wasn't as bad as some of the not-so-good episodes like "A Pharoah to Remember." I had some mixed feelings for it when I saw it. All in all it wasn't half bad, but it could've been much better then it was. Something else I was surprised about was that there weren't any references to the '80s since That Guy was from there. Oh well. I give this episode a ratings of 3 out of 5. That's not bad.
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« Reply #64 on: 04-05-2002 13:12 »

 
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Something else I was surprised about was that there weren't any references to the '80s

You mean other than the 1984 commercial, the Safety Dance, the concern with image over product, PlanEx (as opposed to FedEx), and the such?
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« Reply #65 on: 04-05-2002 13:20 »

When Mom screams at her son "Shove a Bastard in it, you Crap!" I laughed until i cried. Now, whenever I get angry at someone, I'll yell in my own brain, "Shove a Bastard in it, you crap!"

Loved the episode.
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« Reply #66 on: 04-05-2002 15:21 »

 
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It happened at mine.

Maybe I'm just not attending the right bar-mitzvohs then.

I think they got the "Jewish robot dancing" part down too.  As my best man (a non-Jew) found out at my reception, Jews love to party.  (Nearly tossed him halfway across the hall when I took one traditional dance and "kicked it up a notch."   ;))

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« Reply #67 on: 04-05-2002 18:26 »

I thought it was ok. It has some funny parts
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« Reply #68 on: 04-06-2002 05:01 »

Meh.... This was pretty uneven. Some very good jokes, and a great deal that just left me wondering "what the h***".

So now Planet Express is a public corporation. I could've sworn that Farnsworth told us in "Space Pilot 3000" that he founded it to fund his research. Then he need to at least control some shares (preferably the majority) to guarantee that. Bah, it's not a big problem, it just instantly hit me when I saw the sign about the shareholder meeting.

Fry-centered episodes usually are big hits in my book, but this one was sort of disappointing. Fry's part just didn't make me laugh. It was natural that he would find that he and That Guy had something in common, and there could've been a good story out of it. Fry's best moment was the speech at the end, where every word he said had major impacts on the sharevalue. I could've done without the mooning of Mom, that was just.....out of place? Mom's reaction was funny though.

That Guy was just that guy. Your generic 80's yuppie/smartass. He did spout welknown phrases and gave a few hints from the 80's, but nothing that springs to mind right now, so it was probably quite forgetable.

The stockholder meeting at the start was funny. Great scene. I loved the comercial and Hermes imediate line afterwards (basically they're screwed, dispite the optimism of the ad). Hatie was decent in this one.

Zoidy was great as always, the sandwich investment strategy bit was good. And he controlled 51% of the shares, and never cashed in on it.  :laff: True Zoidy.

The rest of the crew reacted as expected. Funny, yet nothing stand out. Scruffy was good.

Calculon and the ape fight. Blergh. Can we just stop with the endless Calculon cameo's. He's used up his credit. Save him for a  major part in some episode, but no more of these pointless oneliners, that has absolutely no connection with the plot.

Some good things:

The Pat Buchanon thing.  :laff: "The ballot was confusing"

The stock exchange.

The Robot Jesus bit.

Elzar's cameo "What do you have that's overprized? Everything." Again  :laff:

Fry's "secretary".

Farnsworth's "business strategy" (Solong suckers!)

Some thing I didn't like:

The ape fight. What was that about?

The Boneitis-death scene. Did that feel like a cheap way out or what?

Overall: Not bad, not good. Very average. Some very good things, some very not-good things, and a whole heap of average stuff. Not the worst of the season (that still goes to Pharaoh). Hmmm, I'll call it a 6.5/10. (May be subject to change after a few more views)
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« Reply #69 on: 04-11-2002 03:10 »

I wouldnt call it the best episode ever.
Tiny meek uninteresting spare me your life story.

The things I hated most was indeed that the prof had no stocks. Bone-itis means that a persons bones are simply infected and a general shot of broad spectrum antibiotics would have cured that guy. Even in the 80's.

Things I liked was the pat buchanan thingie and that giant hologram @ the stock exchange.
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« Reply #70 on: 04-11-2002 14:15 »

Boneitis ??????

WTF

Is that like OD'ing on viagra?
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« Reply #71 on: 04-15-2002 21:47 »
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Leland Palmer from Twin Peaks ... remind you of anyone?
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« Reply #72 on: 05-12-2002 12:54 »

I had to dig deep to find this thread   :) Sorry to resurect it, I've just watched Futurestocks and thought it was..erm..OK i suppose. It wasn't bad, but it wasn't great. It was a bit confusing I suppose. Maybe I'll like it better when I watch it again..that usually happens  :)
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« Reply #73 on: 05-12-2002 13:01 »

It wasn't a great episode; in fact I'd put it right down there in the least favourite category.
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« Reply #74 on: 05-12-2002 13:07 »

I wasn’t all that impressed with this episode, although I wasn’t expecting much because Mom is my least favourite character. To my surprise she wasn’t in it all that much, and she was used wisely in her best role to date! This episode just didn’t really gel with me, it was uneven, and just seemed strange compared to Season One and Two era episodes. It had some great bits, as all of them do, the rocket chair was cool, and the NNY Tube’s crossing scene was also a neat touch.

The 80s guy was better than I expected, he had some very good dialogue, and wasn’t too arrogant. The first half of this episode was a lot better than the second half, when it became very disjointed and almost boring. I didn’t like the fact that the Planet Express crew didn’t care about the company or each other; it should have only been Bender who thought that. Fry’s role was mediocre, not bad but nothing special either, it was way below average for a Fry episode, and a below average episode on the whole. Worst of the season so far.
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« Reply #75 on: 05-12-2002 13:11 »

I think this new series is no where near as good as series 1, 2 and 3  :hmpf: There have been some good episodes like Leela's Homeworld and Roswell that ends well but apart from that, I haven't really liked series 4 all that much  :hmpf:
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« Reply #76 on: 05-12-2002 13:16 »

Roswell is part of series three hence its production code: 3ACV19

Very few of series 4 have been shown  :(

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« Reply #77 on: 05-12-2002 13:19 »

 
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Roswell is part of series three hence its production code: 3ACV19

Very few of series 4 have been shown   :(


But they all where incredible good episodes. "Love And Rocket", "Leela's Homeworld" and "Where No Fan Has Gone before" are very good. 2 of them are on my top-10 list.

If these episodes are any indication of the quality of the 4ACV batch, I have very high hopes for season 5.
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« Reply #78 on: 05-12-2002 13:20 »
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Out of "Fox's Season 4" I'd say that "Futurestocks" is the only real disappointment. I liked "A Pharaoh To Remember" and the whole bunch of other episodes I've seen so far. The quality level is dropping, but only very slightly. Out of the two Season 4 production episode I've seen so far, they've both been superb! I looks like the very newest episodes are the best! and there's a whole 16 more starting at the end of the year!  :)
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« Reply #79 on: 05-12-2002 13:31 »

I liked most if series 4 so far but I didnt see the one last week, the one where Bender becomes a Mob Leader. Leelas Homeworld was fantastic and A Pharoah to Remember was good.
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