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Urban Legend
« on: 10-29-2003 20:51 »

How many movies has Futurama parodied so far?
I would've like to seen an Anthology of Interest Halloween episode where the cast spoofs that old movie The Raven with Bela Lugosi. 
little e

« Reply #1 on: 10-29-2003 22:41 »

i dont know how many exactly, but the few i can think of off the top of my head are

animal house
willy wonka and the chocolate factory
the haunting

and probabally many others
Lionel Hutz Esq

Bending Unit
« Reply #2 on: 10-29-2003 23:14 »

I have to imagine this has been done before.  But to add the obvious:

Various Star Treks
A Trip to the Moon

Delivery Boy
« Reply #3 on: 10-30-2003 02:57 »

Star Wars movies
Planet of the Apes
The Matrix
most any sci-fi movies
Raging Bender - Raging Bull (Deniro)

Bending Unit
« Reply #4 on: 10-30-2003 05:18 »

One Flew Over... that Jack Nicholson loony bin thing, I don't know the english title. :/
Anyway, I think some scenes in Insane In The Mainframe refer to it, don't they?
Pikka Bird

Space Pope
« Reply #5 on: 10-31-2003 10:46 »

Yes, that is true... Another one is Armageddon ("A Big Ball of Garbage" ).
And Independence Day (a short bit in "When Aliens Attack" )
And I can't help thinking of Starhip Troopers when I watch "War Is The H-Word"

Urban Legend
« Reply #6 on: 10-31-2003 11:01 »

I would've liked to see a spoof of The Raven!  I don't mean the Edgar Allen Poe novel, though.  I mean the classic movie with Bela Lugosi.  I would've liked to seen them spoof The Gumball Rally, too. 

That Jack Nicolson movie was called "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest."

« Reply #7 on: 10-31-2003 11:05 »

If you're talking about titles as well as subject matter, there are so many!
The Sting
The Cyber House Rules
A Flight to Remember (parody of film and title!)
Problem with Popplers (or was that a TV show? *is confused*)
et cetera...

Starship Captain
« Reply #8 on: 10-31-2003 11:16 »

Originally posted by MrBurns:
One Flew Over... that Jack Nicholson loony bin thing, I don't know the english title. :/
Anyway, I think some scenes in Insane In The Mainframe refer to it, don't they?

'one flew over the cuckoos nest' and its a complete parody of it- so is stark raving dad from the simpsons

Liquid Emperor
« Reply #9 on: 10-31-2003 11:18 »

The Honking is a play on "The Howling", I believe, and aspects of that episode riff on "An American Werewolf In London."  The old man's death at the beginning reminds me of the first shot in Young Frankenstien, for some reason.

Holo-Leela and Holo-Fry walking off into the distance at the end of Devil's Hands reminds me of the end of "Modern Times."

The million billion "Star Trek" refereces in Where no Fan...

"The Wizard of Oz" in AOI II

"The Iron Giant" in AOI I (it's a stretch, I know, but they mention they tried to work in a parody on the commentary)

Generic parody of Harold Lloyd-era silent films in That's Lobstertainment!

The gang of kids in The Cryonic Woman seem part "Children of the Corn", part "Mad Max"; and the whole "post-apocolyptic" design seems (to me) to owe a tiny bit to "The Omega Man."

I, Roommate takes off on "The Odd Couple" (more the TV show then the movie, but still...)

« Reply #10 on: 11-01-2003 07:03 »

If you're talking about Modern Times, then the sequence in the internet in ABBFT when Bender is kicked into the mechanism by Leela is straight out of that film.  Also mentioned in the commentary, but for anyone who hasn't seen that film; watch it now!
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