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DannyJC13

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« : 01-29-2012 14:33 »

Inspired by Tofu_Lion.
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« #1 : 01-29-2012 16:38 »

Thinking off the the top of my head:

"He sounds like a Bee Gee on crack!"
- John DiMaggio talking about Roberto in the "Bender's Game" commentary.

That's one that always sticks in my head  :laff:
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« #2 : 01-29-2012 19:29 »

You can only make this thread if you have heard all the commentary, Danny :mad:

My favorite will always be the Gay Guy and the Ghost, and Nobody Cares!
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« #3 : 01-29-2012 20:03 »

You can only make this thread if you have heard all the commentary, Danny :mad:

What do I look like? A guy who's not lazy?
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« #4 : 01-29-2012 20:57 »
« : 01-29-2012 20:58 »

Billy's Casey Kasem impersonation on Jurassic Bark is pretty awesome. One of my favorite one-liners is from Rebirth when David X. Cohen's explaining why they're counting the movies as a season and Maurice quips "What, the video game doesn't count?" And of course, my favorite running jokes are John's Tracy Morgan and Maurice explaining the difference between the voices of Lrrr, H.G. Blob and Morbo.
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« #5 : 02-01-2012 01:15 »

From The Silence of the Clamps commentary:

Maurice LaMarche: What is on Joey Mousepad's more private of areas? What's that on the front there?
David X. Cohen: Some of us weren't staring there.
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« #6 : 02-01-2012 14:41 »

I really liked the whole conversation from Law and Oracle when they said that they wanted to make this episode about Fry and Leela's future son who spoke irregularly.
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« #7 : 02-02-2012 00:34 »

Episode: Spanish Fry
Ron Weiner [about Bender]: He's so damn cute.

It's true, too! I never really noticed until Ron pointed it out, though.

One of my favorite cute Bender moments is from The Honking:
Farnsworth: Hmm. (He traces his glass backwards and forwards in front of the picture. The eyes follow the glass.) It has motor eye sensors attached to motion detectors.
Bender: So does my butt, but I don't frame it and put it on the wall! Although... (puts his finger to his mouth and looks upward.)
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« #8 : 02-20-2012 06:43 »

From Fry Am the Egg Man-
Billy: Did she (Leela) just say she had a bone in her fruit?
John (Randyish voice): That's pretty popular nowadays!
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« #9 : 02-21-2012 00:15 »

Just curious, what forums do the crew go on? They have mentioned visiting them on some commentaries, but I have a feeling PEEL isn't one of them.
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« #10 : 02-21-2012 00:18 »

If they want feedback on the episodes, PEEL is probably the best place to go. Either that, or CGEF.
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« #11 : 02-21-2012 00:22 »
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I've always been under the impression that every message board quote they reference is one of mine. No but I've read a DVD review on Got Futurama/CGEF that said one of their posters' postings was mentioned on a commentary.
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« #12 : 02-21-2012 00:26 »

Yeah, I think they read actual fan comments at the end of the commentary for either "The Luck of the Fryrish" or "Jurassic Bark."

In any event, I've always assumed that the producers check PEEL--if only because I fancy us the most articulate and annoying Futurama fans, and a lot of the criticisms mentioned in the commentaries sound like things that we would say.
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« #13 : 02-21-2012 00:29 »

and a lot of the criticisms mentioned in the commentaries sound like things that we would say.

That's what I fear...
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« #14 : 02-21-2012 00:35 »

Why, though? The writers ought to know that they're opening themselves up to public criticism simply by producing some kind of art in the first place and allowing other people to consume it. And everyone on PEEL cares about the show enough to join a forum dedicated to it, so it's not like we're just flaming for the hell of it; our complaints are born of our genuine love for Futurama.

I know that sometimes our posts can be harsh, and I could see the writers maybe being offended by some of our critiques--but, in the end, I think our hearts are in the right place and in all likelihood the crew gets that.
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« #15 : 02-21-2012 00:40 »

Futurama is dumb and all the writers are dumb!

* Unreal sits back and waits to be quoted on a Season 7 commentary
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« #16 : 02-21-2012 00:49 »

If not PEEL, they definitely read CGEF reviews. In the commentary for That's Lobstertainment they talk about how low the episode was rated on CGEF and in the commentary for Jurrasic Bark DXC reads reviews from CGEF.
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« #17 : 02-21-2012 00:54 »

That's part of the reason that I wish they'd wait until after the episode airs to record the commentary, because I love hearing what they think of the fan reception. TFHS and YLL had their commentaries recorded before the airing, and the reception could've made an interesting topic of discussion.
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« #18 : 02-21-2012 01:00 »

I've always been under the impression that every message board quote they reference is one of mine.

I've always been under the impression that every message board quote they reference is actually just one of the reviews on gotfuturama.

They're obviously aware of this place, but Eric Rogers' attitude towards it makes me suggest that none of them have really looked on here more than once, each.
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« #19 : 02-21-2012 01:02 »
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Eric hated it because Josh and Bend-err started talking about him in a nasty way in the Walking Dead thread.

Yeah, you may not like an episode, but I don't see why you have to attack the writer. Eric Horsted has wrote some awesome episodes. Yo Leela Leela? Utter crap. Eric Horsted? My opinion on him has not changed at all.
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« #20 : 02-21-2012 01:11 »

*has written

If a writer consistently seems to be bringing the show down then I think we have every right to "attack" them. The writer is probably the most responsible person for an individual episode's quality. Yes... the entire staff of writers get their hands on the scripts, yes David X. Cohen and Matt Groening have a big say in everything, but ultimately the writer is the person that goes away and decides on the bulk of the story and jokes and if that's not the case, how come Ken Keeler produces pretty consistently stellar stuff?

As much as I hated "The Silence of the Clamps", it's only one episode and I very much enjoyed Eric's segment in "Anthology of Interest I" so I'm willing to give him the benefit of the doubt for now and hope that he produces something wonderful in season 7.

Similarly, if I ever start to feel that an episode isn't directed very well, I'll probably grow to dislike that episode's director.

And Danny, can you honestly say that you'd actually want another episode to be written by Carolyn Premish?
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« #21 : 02-21-2012 01:23 »

Well, I wouldn't mind. IAGDL wasn't the best, but I didn't find it that bad...
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« #22 : 02-21-2012 01:24 »

The writing wasn't terrible. I mean, I haven't seen it for a while, but that's what I think anyway.
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« #23 : 02-21-2012 02:21 »

Hypothetically, let's say that a new writer turns in three episodes and they happen to be your three least-favourite episodes, each one worse than the last.

Would you not begin to dislike the writer working on the show?
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« #24 : 02-21-2012 03:51 »

Yes, but three is a different number to one.
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« #25 : 02-21-2012 03:55 »

Don't worry, there's no such thing as three...
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« #26 : 02-21-2012 12:05 »

IAGDL's plot was the weak point, but the episode overall had some great lines and gags.
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« #27 : 02-21-2012 13:22 »

I think the plot had a lot going for it to be honest - in fact, I'd say it had one of season 6's better concepts for a story. The jokes all dried up after act 1.
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« #28 : 02-21-2012 17:37 »

No way, one of the best parts was Zapp explaining himself (over and over) towards the end. IAGDL is good unless you're a Leela fan.
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« #29 : 02-21-2012 17:46 »

It has some excellent animation too, I particularly enjoy Shrapnel-vision. :D
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« #30 : 02-21-2012 21:00 »

IAGDL is good unless you're a Leela fan.

Which means that it should be good for pretty much everybody!

Seriously, though: Leela is my favorite character and I actually really enjoy "In-A-Gadda-Da-Leela." I think it's funny; it has its flaws, but it's certainly not offensively bad or anything.
Tofu_Lion

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« #31 : 02-21-2012 23:14 »

Yeah, and at least they changed the ending to make it less rapey towards Leela. The original ending sounded pretty degrading.
UnrealLegend

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« #32 : 02-22-2012 05:03 »

Or... they could have changed the ending entirely, and made it less... well, you know. Shit.
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« #33 : 02-22-2012 06:57 »
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That's the only part I have beef with- Leela not minding at all having to get Zapped again.

Edit: I forgot what episode, but Maurice doing the intro as Orson Welles was pretty darn funny.
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« #34 : 02-22-2012 06:59 »

I agree that did seem off. I got the sense they forced that in to make jokes about Zapp being uncomfortable with other people watching (but one would think Zapp would enjoy the idea of others watching - he's just that weird and has also bragged about his "gettings" on his webpage).


Or... they could have changed the ending entirely, and made it less... well, you know. Shit.

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« #35 : 02-22-2012 11:36 »

Edit: I forgot what episode, but Maurice doing the intro as Orson Welles was pretty darn funny.

Was it not Lrrreconcilable Ndndifferences? The episode where he plays Orson within it too?
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« #36 : 02-22-2012 20:33 »
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It was off the 6B DVD set (unless he did it twice). I think he did the Lrrr/Ndnd intro as Lrrr.
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« #37 : 02-22-2012 21:39 »

I agree that did seem off. I got the sense they forced that in to make jokes about Zapp being uncomfortable with other people watching (but one would think Zapp would enjoy the idea of others watching - he's just that weird and has also bragged about his "gettings" on his webpage).


Naw, Zapp is the ultimate combination of bravado, ignorance, and insecurity.  I thought his character's reaction in that scene was spot-on.

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« #38 : 02-22-2012 22:48 »

Edit: I forgot what episode, but Maurice doing the intro as Orson Welles was pretty darn funny.

Was it not Lrrreconcilable Ndndifferences? The episode where he plays Orson within it too?
Nah, It was Fry am the Egg Man. I remember it quite clearly. :)
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« #39 : 02-22-2012 22:48 »

Or... they could have changed the ending entirely, and made it less... well, you know. Shit.

Yeah, the ending being weak is what really lets an episode down for me as well. It colours my whole perception of the episode, because it's the last part I watch and it tends to stay with me more than the opening.

I really hope that made sense.
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