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PEE Poll: Order of preference for reincarnation segments
1, 2, 3   -5 (23.8%)
1, 3, 2   -2 (9.5%)
2, 1, 3   -3 (14.3%)
2, 3, 1   -3 (14.3%)
3, 1, 2   -5 (23.8%)
3, 2, 1   -3 (14.3%)
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Bending Unit
« : 07-20-2013 00:38 »

Rank order each segment of Reincarnation from best to worst.

My order goes section 2, section 1, then section 3. But I liked them all. Just found section 2 the most interesting, especially in terms of story.

Your thoughts?
totalnerd undercanada

DOOP Ubersecretary
« #1 : 07-20-2013 00:53 »

2, 3, 1.

Y'know, since there are only a few possible combinations of the numbers 1, 2, and 3, it might be a good idea to add a poll to this thread, where people vote for the order that they agree with.

I loved the 8-bit universe for the nostalgia hit and general joke density, I loved the anime segment far more than I should've, for being an almost-perfect parody of the genre, and I enjoyed the B&W segment for being a brilliant piss-take of the source material.

I can't really say much more than that. Except that it's in good agreement with my original short review:

The middle segment amused me the most, but overall this was a fantastic episode. A brilliant way to end the season.

Loved the anime, too. The B&W stuff... meh.


Bending Unit
« #2 : 07-20-2013 01:03 »

Y'know, since there are only a few possible combinations of the numbers 1, 2, and 3, it might be a good idea to add a poll to this thread, where people vote for the order that they agree with.

Good thinking. Poll has been added!
Box Incorporated

Bending Unit
« #3 : 07-20-2013 01:23 »

1,2,3. The Black and White segment was by far the funniest of the 3 segments with lots of neet visuals and parodies of old cartoons. The 8-bit segment could've been done without the 8-bit style, but still had alot of good jokes and nostalgic video game references that made me smile. And for the anime segment, I liked it, but it didn't have as many laugh out loud jokes and I would've like a few more jokes about newer animes instead of only early, badly dubbed animes. Either way, I liked all 3 segments none the less, but segment 1 was my favorite.

Space Pope
« #4 : 07-20-2013 02:34 »

The anime segment, to me, is one of the most hilarious seven-ish minutes of anything the show has ever done. It is just nonstop, madcap absurdity--and it is thoroughly delightful. In particular, I appreciate the nods to some larger continuity--the backstory with Leela's brother, whose loss she mourns, for example--beyond the confines of the particular segment we're made privy to, as if this ludicrously convoluted anime series actually exists. Oh, and the self-seriousness of normally goofy characters (Fry and Zoidberg, in particular) tickles me so; the straight-faced intensity with which they deliver each and every crazy line makes the whole segment about ten times funnier.

So, yeah, the anime segment is my favorite--but the Fleischer and 8-bit segments are just as brilliant in terms of both content and animation. I suppose I prefer the former just slightly over the latter--it has a few more laugh-out-loud-worthy moments, courtesy of the "aw, shucks" delivery of such scandalous lines as "So far I only got Amy pregnant" and "I thought you snuck off to take a dump"--but honestly, all three acts of this episode are 10/10-worthy to me. For this poll, though, I went with the fifth option: 3, 1, 2.  

Space Pope
« #5 : 07-20-2013 02:58 »

I agree with Gorky. The anime segment I believe is quite possibly the funniest thing Futurama has ever done. Simply everything was spot-on.

The 8-bit segment was also very good, but I feel like it didn't make the most out of the animation style compared to the other two.

The black and white segment was another hilarious parody full of references, and I thought the "new colour" idea was really clever.

So, I guess I'd rank them 3>1>2. All three of them managed to both parody the respective animation style while not straying too far from what makes Futurama great. Unfortunately, the same can't be said for SMFP.

DOOP Secretary
« #6 : 07-20-2013 12:39 »

1, 2, 3 for me.
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