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« #600 : 08-24-2011 18:34 »

The clip was good, albeit mostly expository. It doesn't make me more excited for the episode, but it certainly doesn't give me a bad feeling for it like the clip for "The Tip of the Zoidberg" did.
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« #601 : 08-24-2011 18:35 »

I'm not your buddy, guy.

I'm not your guy, friend.

Let's not start this...
Otis P Jivefunk

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« #602 : 08-24-2011 18:38 »

Facebook sucks.

Some people don't have the book..
* futurefreak glares at Danny

Sorry Randi... I did have it, but I deactivated it...

Sometimes I feel like deactivating mine, it interferes with my busy life of being a recluse...
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« #603 : 08-24-2011 18:38 »

Quit ragging on Canada.  It keeps Sarah Palin's lair seperate from the rest of the USA. 
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« #604 : 08-24-2011 20:30 »

Eric Rogers tweeted:

Congrats to @aimeekitty and rest of Rough Draft for a great Ep 1 animatic. World, it's a winner. You will love this episode. #futurama
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« #605 : 08-24-2011 20:50 »

That's what they said about season 6!
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« #606 : 08-24-2011 22:01 »

I specifically remember Eric Rogers tweeting about how much we were going to love The Futurama Holiday Spectacular.
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« #607 : 08-24-2011 22:02 »

Maybe he was deploying inside out logic ? That's the one logic explicable.
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« #608 : 08-24-2011 22:29 »

I'll take it with a pinch of salt. At least he's a man who believes in what he's part of...
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« #609 : 08-24-2011 22:37 »

I specifically remember Eric Rogers tweeting about how much we were going to love The Futurama Holiday Spectacular.

Maybe he only had seen the Robonikah segment, and believed the other two were of similar quality. 
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« #610 : 08-24-2011 22:42 »

Even that segment is nothing to write home about, and the song is dreadful...
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« #611 : 08-24-2011 22:46 »

Even that segment is nothing to write home about, and the song is dreadful...

The song is dreadful, but so are the other two.  I thought the Robonikah was clever and funny, had good characters (Ruth and Esther, who I woudln't mind seeing again), and I really thought the ending was extremely inspired, and it felt like it actually had something to do with the holiday.  (Replacing the lamp oil with slutbot wrestling oil was genius.)  I felt it was on par with a classic AOI segment, but unfortunately had the unfortune of being unfortunately placed with the extremely unfortunate other two. 

Very unfortunate.   
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« #612 : 08-24-2011 22:57 »

I enjoyed that segment but it's far from being brilliant. I'd say it's on par with classic AOI segments but it'd only just be better than the worst one (The Unfreeze of a Lifetime) and would be miles behind the others.
I mean, that segment is the reason that I prefer the episode over In-A-Gadda-Da-Leela and Attack of the Killer App.

If they upped the gag ratio ever so slightly (more jokes like the albino humping worm one would have been nice) and had given it a decent musical number then I'd be quite a fan...

I suppose what I'm saying is that the basic concept and story structure are all there, which they aren't in the other two segments.
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« #613 : 08-24-2011 23:24 »

The song is dreadful, but so are the other two. 

Hey the Kwanzaa song had great music, not so great singing...
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« #614 : 08-24-2011 23:31 »

I love the Robanukah segment. The other two aren't as terrible as lots of people make them out to be, in my opinion. The Kwanzaa one did kind of take a dump on The Sting but eh, not a felony.

I do not trust Eric Rogers as an authority on what I will like. But okay, I guess.

Cold Warriors tomorrow, stoked!
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« #615 : 08-24-2011 23:36 »

I don't necessarily agree with Eric Rogers' tastes, but he seems like a nice guy.  Can't pretend he isn't nice!  Or perhaps you are a jerk?  I'm looking at you, person who is reading my post right now.  Yes, you!
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« #616 : 08-24-2011 23:57 »

Stop freaking talking about this damn episode!!! this is the news thread not the suicide one!! thanks for your comprehension ;)
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« #617 : 08-25-2011 00:02 »

Stop freaking talking about this damn episode!!! this is the news thread not the suicide one!! thanks for your comprehension ;)

"Why with the shouting so loud?" "And would it kill you to turn up the heat a little?"
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« #618 : 08-25-2011 00:03 »

Stop freaking talking about this damn episode!!! this is the news thread not the suicide one!! thanks for your comprehension ;)

"Why with the shouting so loud?" "And would it kill you to turn up the heat a little?"

stop saying thing relate to cold it make me think about this episode!!! NOOOOO!!!!
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« #619 : 08-25-2011 00:08 »

Stop freaking talking about this damn episode!!! this is the news thread not the suicide one!! thanks for your comprehension ;)

"Why with the shouting so loud?" "And would it kill you to turn up the heat a little?"

stop saying thing relate to cold it make me think about this episode!!! NOOOOO!!!!

"I don't talk about this episode anymore, I went to Vassar."
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« #620 : 08-25-2011 00:10 »

vassar?
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« #621 : 08-25-2011 00:29 »

So I figured out how to make the clip viewable to us in the UK:

http://media.mtvnservices.com/player/prime/mediaplayerprime.1.8.5.swf?uri=mgid:cms:video:comedycentral.com:395286&type=normal&ref=None&geo=SE&group=entertainment&&CONFIG_URL=http%3a%2f%2fmedia.mtvnservices.com%2fpmt%2fe1%2fplayers%2fmgid%3acms%3avideo%3acomedycentral.com%3a%2fconfig.xml%3furi%3dmgid%3acms%3avideo%3acomedycentral.com%3a389347%26type%3dnormal%26ref%3dNone%26geo%3dSE%26group%3dentertainment%26
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« #622 : 08-25-2011 07:22 »

Mon, Tinyurl that link before you get slapped.
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« #623 : 08-25-2011 09:06 »

You do realise there is a [url] tag on PEEL, tunip?
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« #624 : 08-25-2011 11:06 »
« : 08-25-2011 11:10 »

I've seen the clip, although I'd already seen it at Futurama Points Facebook page before I came to Peel today as they'd emailed me and let me know (thanx though anyways, cyber_turnip). I like the clip, quite a lot. It's what I was expecting really and although not lol funny, it was chuckle worthy. One thing I did notice though, did anyone else think Dr Zoidberg's colour was a lighter than usual? It seemed a little off to me, more salmon pink than normal, or was that just me? :hmpf:...
Gorky

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« #625 : 08-25-2011 11:18 »

He seemed his normal, dyed-out lobster-y hue to me, Otis--but then again, I'm hardly what you'd call observant.

I watched the clip yet again, and since it's seven in the morning and I am bored, here are a few thoughts about it...


So, yeah. I'm still quite pumped for this episode to air already.
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« #626 : 08-25-2011 11:27 »

URL and Smitty's lines were great I have to agree, they are such a great double act. I'm expecting most of this ep to take place within the PE Building based on the storyline and what we've seen so far. That's no bad thing though, I'm sure the whole PE Crew will have some great lines. Also, with it apparently taking place there, I wonder if Scruffy will make yet another appearance?...
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« #627 : 08-25-2011 11:32 »

I just noticed: Fry has a fishing rod and drops it under the table at the very beginning of the clip. :p
Gorky

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« #628 : 08-25-2011 11:37 »

Otis's post reminds me: Is this the episode where we're supposed to get flashbacks to Fry's life in the twentieth century? Because I'm almost positive DXC mentioned that in an interview somewhere. I'd imagine that being quarantined gives a person a lot of time to think about their life. Also, flashbacks make this episode's potential for awesomeness even higher.
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« #629 : 08-25-2011 11:38 »

Yes he did mention flashbacks, but he said they'd be in more than one episode... :mad:
Otis P Jivefunk

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« #630 : 08-25-2011 11:43 »

Well, that is a good point about the flashbacks. I could imagine them doing a flashback to Fry's time showing loads of people on Earth having stinking colds. Perhaps it could be a movie on one of the Professors old movie reels or video tapes, then that way the rest of the PE Crew could also watch and be educated about Colds. Maybe it could be an old Propaganda film with the Space Pope at the end again. It's been ages since he got used that thing, long overdue...
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« #631 : 08-25-2011 11:51 »

http://bit.ly/oYDYuC

Mr. Peppy sculpture.
Otis P Jivefunk

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« #632 : 08-25-2011 11:53 »

That's amazing, very accurately done! Kudos to the maker...
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« #633 : 08-25-2011 12:00 »

Toynami should use it to model a figure. :p
spira

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« #634 : 08-25-2011 12:11 »

That is so cool! A Mr. Peppy figure would be really neat too.
Otis P Jivefunk

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« #635 : 08-25-2011 12:16 »

I would even go as far as to say it's clool! :cool:...
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« #636 : 08-25-2011 12:33 »

Bongo has a picture of Bender in Cure for the Common... I mean; Cold Warriors. Although this looks more like what I'd expect in Overclockwise, it looks like a water based cooling system to use in conjunction with over clocking, not a umm, bacteria chamber?

Two parter?
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« #637 : 08-25-2011 12:35 »

Woah that is awesome! But I doubt the story will continue into Overclockwise.
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« #638 : 08-25-2011 12:36 »

Well that's certainly intriguing and now my anticipation levels have gone up even higher! Very interesting indeed. Thanx for that, Quolnok :)...
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« #639 : 08-25-2011 12:37 »

I think they would have announced the first TV 2 parter already...so my guess is no.
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