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flesheatingbull

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« #440 : 08-19-2011 07:13 »

tomb raider is a terrible game. i'd much prefer a mass effect reference. or none at all.
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« #441 : 08-19-2011 09:26 »

Yes, Tomb Raider is a terrible game, but that is not why Lara Croft is famous.  Nobody knows the characters from Mass Effect except those who played the game.
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« #442 : 08-19-2011 15:22 »
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I'm not saying she's a good or a great character (I don't really care for her or Tomb Raider), but I'm not going to deny her cultural impact.  Again, she made Angelina Jolie into the superstar she is today, not the other way round.  Sure she was known for things like Girl Interrupted, but Tomb Raider is what propelled her into a household name.  The amount of people who know who Lara Croft is is significantly higher then anyone whose played the game.  The same can be said for Sailor Moon (lots of people know what she looks like, but probably don't even know her first name in either japanese or english), and the majority of the people who collect Betty Boop merchandise have probably never seen Minnie the Moocher or any of the other Fleischer Betty Boop cartoons from the twenties.   Still all three of them are instantly recognizable, even with people who have no familiarity with video games, anime, or cartoons from the thirties.

Anyway the reason I brought it up, is because Amy seems to be playing an iconic female role in the other segments.  In the anime segment, she's a dead ringer for Sailor Moon, wearing a pink version of her outfit and boots, as well as sporting her classic odango hairstyle (complete with purple versions of the red jewel decs).   In the Flesicher segment she resembles Betty Boop, Fleischer's most famous female character (they have smilar hairstyles, and Amy is sporting Betty's pre Hayes code strapless dress, as well as Betty's buxom hourglass figure.  Sure Leela is wearing Minnie Mouse's skirt and bloomers, and Bender is wearing Micky's shorts, but they haven't been completely morphed into their characters the way Amy has been with Betty Boop.)  

Again, I never thought of Amy being Lara, since Amy doesn't really have anything in common with her (Traits of Amy's personality are very similar to both Betty Boop and Sailor Moon.)  So I would say if they are going with the "Amy is a classic female character" motif for each segment instead of just two, I would say Princess Peach (or Toadstool as she was known back then) would be the best choice for her.  (Pauline isn't as known as Peach and Princess Zelda isn't really a match for Amy's ditzy personality.)
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« #443 : 08-19-2011 15:57 »

Slurmed just Tweeted this:

[NEWS] 2 new ep. titles from #Futurama Season 7acv (2012/2013) include "Farewell to Arms" and "the Boots and the Bees"

WOOT! Second one deffo sounds like a Leela ep.
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« #444 : 08-19-2011 16:09 »

I bet Farewell to Arms is the episode where Hermes becomes a cyborg.
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« #445 : 08-19-2011 16:10 »

I thought it'd be one were they ban guns or something.
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« #446 : 08-19-2011 17:02 »

Farewell to Arms, Hello the Other Kind of Arms!

Its clever.  Boots and the Bees better not be a sucky Leela episode. Any Amy episodes coming up?  I really enjoyed PI and That Darn Katz.
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« #447 : 08-19-2011 17:03 »

They didn't tweet anything else. :hmpf:

I aksed them where they found out the names of those 2 eps, and they said:

@DannyJC13 US Copyright Public Catalog, that's were I found the names of those 2 #Futurama episodes
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« #448 : 08-19-2011 17:08 »

I meant about the part when they were talking about possible plot lines for season 7 (like Hermes becoming a cyborg)
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« #449 : 08-19-2011 17:21 »

"Boots and Bees"...hm...wonder if they reprise some elements from "The Sting".
(Seems not too plausible, for it was rather a "stand by itself" Episode, but who knows....6B was a bit weak on the continuous aspect)

Farewell to arms..yep, I second the guess about Hermes becoming a cyborg.
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« #450 : 08-19-2011 17:21 »

Any Amy episodes coming up?  I really enjoyed PI and That Darn Katz.

You asked that SpaceGoldfish...
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« #451 : 08-19-2011 17:42 »

if i had to guess, spacegoldfishfromwashington's favorite character is Patchcord Adams, no?
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« #452 : 08-19-2011 18:06 »

if i had to guess, spacegoldfishfromwashington's favorite character is Patchcord Adams, no?

No.  It's Judge Whitey.  When is that guy gonna get his own show?
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« #453 : 08-19-2011 18:18 »

"Boots and Bees"...hm...wonder if they reprise some elements from "The Sting".
(Seems not too plausible, for it was rather a "stand by itself" Episode, but who knows....6B was a bit weak on the continuous aspect)

I was thinking more along the lines of "the birds and the bees," and the sexual implications that has. A shippy episode, mayhaps? (And please, god, no more callbacks to "The Sting"; that Kwanzaa segment of the Holiday Spectacular was horrendous.)
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« #454 : 08-19-2011 18:26 »

I agree with Gorky here. I can see why it might be related to "The Sting", but my first thought was that it would be shippy. We're probably not going to see as many call-backs to the bees, I think that they're pretty much exhausted as a major plot device. Meanwhile, we need a GOOD shippy episode to give us some kind of insight as to what the hell is happening between Fry and Leela. 
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« #455 : 08-19-2011 18:27 »

I'm sure Overclockwise will deliver something good for all you shippers. ;)
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« #456 : 08-19-2011 18:30 »

True, Danny, but I still think it would be nice for the writers to follow up the presumably shippy conclusion of "Overclockwise" with another shippy episode in season seven that firmly establishes Fry and Leela's relationship. At this point I don't care if they're together or not together--I just want some conclusive, Word of God answer to the question, so that shippers like me can stop being annoyed by those offhanded remarks Fry and Leela make about sexing up other people or whatever, and non-shippers can stop being annoyed by all us whiny shippers.
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« #457 : 08-19-2011 18:31 »

Gorky, like always, is right. If they're not together, FINE. I just want some closure, dammit.
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« #458 : 08-19-2011 18:33 »

"Boots and Bees"...hm...wonder if they reprise some elements from "The Sting".
(Seems not too plausible, for it was rather a "stand by itself" Episode, but who knows....6B was a bit weak on the continuous aspect)

I was thinking more along the lines of "the birds and the bees," and the sexual implications that has. A shippy episode, mayhaps? (And please, god, no more callbacks to "The Sting"; that Kwanzaa segment of the Holiday Spectacular was horrendous.)

Since they already ruined the Space Bees then I suppose it can't do anymore damage...
can it? :hmpf:...
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« #459 : 08-19-2011 18:34 »

Was that not non-canon?
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« #460 : 08-19-2011 18:35 »

Gorky, like always, is right. If they're not together, FINE. I just want some closure, dammit.
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« #461 : 08-19-2011 18:36 »

Was that not non-canon?

Non-canon or not, it still took a big ol' dump on the awesomeness that was "The Sting." I watched it, damn it, and I can't unwatch it!
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« #462 : 08-19-2011 18:38 »
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Was that not non-canon?

Non-canon or not, it still took a big ol' dump on the awesomeness that was "The Sting." I watched it, damn it, and I can't unwatch it!

My thoughts exactly. I can't watch The Sting again without those damn gangsta voices, so that's what I mean when I say damage...
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« #463 : 08-19-2011 18:38 »

That is true.  But I can tune my brain to canon and non-canon.  It is significant help for me, because it maintains the awesomeness of the Space Bees from "The Sting" to me.
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« #464 : 08-19-2011 18:42 »

I was thinking more along the lines of "the birds and the bees," and the sexual implications that has. A shippy episode, mayhaps? (And please, god, no more callbacks to "The Sting"; that Kwanzaa segment of the Holiday Spectacular was horrendous.)

There was another episode featuring the space bees? I thought they only appeared in The Sting? :confused:
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« #465 : 08-19-2011 18:43 »

I was thinking more along the lines of "the birds and the bees," and the sexual implications that has. A shippy episode, mayhaps? (And please, god, no more callbacks to "The Sting"; that Kwanzaa segment of the Holiday Spectacular was horrendous.)

There was another episode featuring the space bees? I thought they only appeared in The Sting? :confused:

There is no other episode.  You are not damaged yet!
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« #466 : 08-19-2011 18:44 »

There was another episode featuring the space bees? I thought they only appeared in The Sting? :confused:

The Futurama Holiday Spectacular. ;)
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« #467 : 08-19-2011 18:44 »

True, Danny, but I still think it would be nice for the writers to follow up the presumably shippy conclusion of "Overclockwise" with another shippy episode in season seven that firmly establishes Fry and Leela's relationship. At this point I don't care if they're together or not together--I just want some conclusive, Word of God answer to the question, so that shippers like me can stop being annoyed by those offhanded remarks Fry and Leela make about sexing up other people or whatever, and non-shippers can stop being annoyed by all us whiny shippers.

As we know, the first episode of production season 7 will be the one in which Bender gets a soda machine pregnant. There's plenty of potential for Fry/Leela shippy-ness, there. Leela feeling a bit broody and making Fry scared of commitment or the same thing with the roles reversed? It's a good opportunity for them to reflect on their future as a couple.
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« #468 : 08-19-2011 18:45 »

There was another episode featuring the space bees? I thought they only appeared in The Sting? :confused:

The Futurama Holiday Spectacular Craptacular. ;)

Fixd ;)...
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« #469 : 08-19-2011 18:45 »

How can we be so sure Fry and Leela will seal the deal in Overclockwise? I have a feeling they won't.
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« #470 : 08-19-2011 18:50 »

True, Danny, but I still think it would be nice for the writers to follow up the presumably shippy conclusion of "Overclockwise" with another shippy episode in season seven that firmly establishes Fry and Leela's relationship. At this point I don't care if they're together or not together--I just want some conclusive, Word of God answer to the question, so that shippers like me can stop being annoyed by those offhanded remarks Fry and Leela make about sexing up other people or whatever, and non-shippers can stop being annoyed by all us whiny shippers.

As we know, the first episode of production season 7 will be the one in which Bender gets a soda machine pregnant. There's plenty of potential for Fry/Leela shippy-ness, there. Leela feeling a bit broody and making Fry scared of commitment or the same thing with the roles reversed? It's a good opportunity for them to reflect on their future as a couple.

I definitely didn't know that. I have no idea how I feel about that plot. If Leela says something about her "biological clock", I feel like I might vomit.
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« #471 : 08-19-2011 18:51 »

There was another episode featuring the space bees? I thought they only appeared in The Sting? :confused:

The Futurama Holiday Spectacular. ;)

Hmm... never heard of it. :hmpf:
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« #472 : 08-19-2011 18:52 »

There was another episode featuring the space bees? I thought they only appeared in The Sting? :confused:

The Futurama Holiday Spectacular. ;)

Hmm... never heard of it. :hmpf:

Keep it that way...
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« #473 : 08-19-2011 18:52 »

What?! What kind of a Fu--- Oh yeah, me either...
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« #474 : 08-19-2011 18:53 »

@AdrenalinDragon, are you freaking serious? If so, pretend you never had this conversation and don't ever watch it...
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« #475 : 08-19-2011 19:11 »

sarcasm, how does it work?
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« #476 : 08-19-2011 19:21 »

I am not damaged yet! :D But I am really really really tempted to watch this Holiday Craptacular.
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« #477 : 08-19-2011 20:02 »

If you don't watch it you can leave PEEL right now. What kind of a Futurama fan hasn't seen every ep/movie, despite how bad it may be? :nono:
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« #478 : 08-19-2011 20:04 »

sarcasm, how does it work?

Teach me...
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« #479 : 08-19-2011 20:08 »

If you don't watch it you can leave PEEL right now. What kind of a Futurama fan hasn't seen every ep/movie, despite how bad it may be? :nono:

Come to think of it, I did take a "Forget Me Shot" drink once, maybe because of this episode?
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