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PEE Poll: Greatest Episode Titles
Love's Labours Lost in Space   -4 (6.6%)
I Second That Emotion   -4 (6.6%)
Put your head on my shoulder   -0 (0%)
The Day the Earth Stood Stupid   -11 (18%)
The Luck of the Fryrish   -4 (6.6%)
Roswell that Ends Well   -11 (18%)
30 % Iron Chef   -2 (3.3%)
Teenage Mutant Leela's Hurdles   -15 (24.6%)
The Devil's Hands Are Idle Playthings   -5 (8.2%)
Other   -5 (8.2%)
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Iron Chef
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« : 01-16-2004 01:12 »

Futurama is the King of having top quality episode titles. They are often immensly clever in their manipulation of another famous show/movie or quote. This may seem like an odd topic but it is quite interesting seeing where the episode titles do appear from.

My personal favourite is Love's Labours Lost in Space, which is an astute combination of a William Shakespeare play and the famous 1960's TV show.
I am interested to hear other views on this vital and intriguing issue
Hip No Toad

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« #1 : 01-16-2004 02:15 »

Devils Hands -- the Firesign-esque inversion of that old saying strikes me as particularly clever; in fact, I wouldn't be surprised if the title was thought of first.

I also love The Day the Earth Stood Stupid. The fact that the word "stupid" doesn't scan with the original title, and is also ungrammatical, makes it particularly appropriate -- a sort of conceptual onomotopaeia, or however that's spelled.
Dolcelannah

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« #2 : 01-16-2004 04:02 »

I love 'The Luck of the Fryrish'. I love how the old Irish saying incorporates so fully and flawlessly with both Fry's name and the themes and content of the episode without having to change the original saying much at all.
Shadowstar

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« #3 : 01-16-2004 05:30 »

Gotta go with 'Luck of the Fryrish.'
David A

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« #4 : 01-16-2004 05:33 »

"The Devil's Hands Are Idle Playthings" really should have been called "The Devil's Hands Are Idol Playthings".
Professie

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« #5 : 01-16-2004 09:28 »

Teenage mutant Leela's Hurdles, simply 'cause I love the Turtles.
hypknowtoad

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« #6 : 01-16-2004 12:39 »

Got to be "Day The Earth Stood Stupid." Perfectly descriptive of the episode, a great classic Sci-Fi reference, and the first appearance of the beloved Hypnotoad.
Otis P Jivefunk

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« #7 : 01-16-2004 12:44 »
« : 01-16-2004 12:44 »

   
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Originally posted by Professie:
Teenage mutant Leela's Hurdles, simply 'cause I love the Turtles.

Same here, well, in a nostalgic sort of way. I think it's a really cloolsome title anyway though     :cool:

Mouse On Venus

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« #8 : 01-16-2004 15:45 »

I very much liked Love's Labours Lost In Space. Whilst most other titles are plays on famous sayings or film titles, this one was an amalgam of a Shakespeare play and a sci-fi series, so for me it stands out.
ActionLaPointe

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« #9 : 01-16-2004 16:14 »

gotta vote for tmlh, that requires alot of class and craft to think up. its close tho, roswell than ends well is a clever one aswell.
M0le

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« #10 : 01-16-2004 19:52 »

All of those titles are good, but 'Teenage Mutant Leelas Hurdles' really stood out for being a great title. Gotta love the turtles.
canned eggs

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« #11 : 01-16-2004 20:07 »

I like: I, Roommate; Hell Is Other Robots; How Hermes Requisitioned His Groove Back; Parasites Lost; Insane in the Mainframe; Bender Should Not Be Allowed On TV.
The Baz

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« #12 : 01-16-2004 20:31 »

I went with, I Second That Emotion.  Not to set off any geekalarms but I use that title in conversation on occasion.

Space Pilot 3000 & The Series Has Landed I consider very clever!  Like the poster aboves suggestions too.
helpimchoking

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« #13 : 01-17-2004 01:37 »

question:

i hope i dont sound like an idiot, but why is 'spanish fry' called, well, ya know, ''spanish fry' ? it doesnt really have n e thing to do with spanish peeps, only no nosed people.
Iron Chef
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« #14 : 01-17-2004 05:35 »

There have been some good other suggestions for some further good Episode Titles, but I have tried to choose ones which did stand out as being particularly smart
MrBurns

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« #15 : 01-17-2004 06:04 »

The Day The Earth Stood Stupid  :)

@helpimchoking: "Spanish Fly" is an aphrodisiac. Look, I even found out there's a website www.spanishfly.com   :laff:  :D
Bushmeister

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« #16 : 01-17-2004 10:25 »

Being a Trek fan, I always liked the title "Where No Fan Has Gone Before".
Gleno

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« #17 : 01-17-2004 11:10 »

The Day The Earth Stood Stupid....it made me laugh out loud the first time I saw it, and it's still funny.... :D

Roswell That Ends Well makes no sense so it's also funny.... :)
Fryday

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« #18 : 01-17-2004 12:01 »

I went with 'The Devils Hands Are Idle Playthings'
it's just so funny!
Jish

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« #19 : 01-17-2004 18:26 »
« : 01-17-2004 18:26 »

I think TMLH is the best as well, but I have a really stupid question. Where, besides in the DVD's, are the titles of the episodes ever shown? The only one I know is on the missle in Roswell that ends well. Is it in the ending credits, or what? I know the #ACV## number is.
Coop

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« #20 : 01-17-2004 18:44 »

"The Day the Earth Stood Stupid" I loved the reference to old science fiction.
fryfanSpyOrama

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« #21 : 01-18-2004 02:08 »

The Day the Earth Stood Stupid is a good example of how clever Futurama had good title names.
Teral

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« #22 : 01-18-2004 10:47 »

My top 5 is probably "Parasites Lost "Teeenage Mutant Leela's Hurdles", "The Birdbot of Ice-catraz", "Loves Labour's Lost In Space" and Roswell That Ends Well". Likely to change at a whim.

But they're all great, although I do think they could have come with something better for "Leela's Homeworld". Not very punny.
Jazzmonkey

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« #23 : 01-18-2004 13:41 »

Parasites lost...I just got that.
Mouse On Venus

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« #24 : 01-18-2004 14:10 »

 
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Originally posted by Teral:
But they're all great, although I do think they could have come with something better for "Leela's Homeworld". Not very punny.

True, but it's easy to remember though, as is "Mars University."
1 of the gang

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« #25 : 01-18-2004 14:48 »
« : 01-18-2004 14:48 »

I like Luck of the Fryrish...gotta stay true to the Irish in me!!!

SwanMan3000

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« #26 : 01-18-2004 16:20 »

gotta be Roswell that ends well i think thats the funniest and cleveriest, Spanish Fry is very good as well thanks Mr Burns they must have thought of that title before they wrote it. also im a little worried about the futurama writers what with spanish fly and that keibilmeister or whatever its called
Mouse On Venus

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« #27 : 01-18-2004 16:23 »
« : 01-18-2004 16:23 »

Kegelcizer? And why are you worried? I don't see why the Futurama writers can't make a few jokes about sexual organs once in a while.   ;)

'cept in Spanish Fry where they beat the arse out of it.  :nono:
Gorky

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« #28 : 01-25-2004 13:07 »

I think it's a tie between Parasites Lost (I know it's not up there but...) and Teenage Mutant Leela's Hurdles. TMLH has the best parody title that still describes the ep, though.
PazuzuJr

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« #29 : 11-01-2006 13:49 »

The Birdbot of Ice-catraz 4ever!
x-number1fan-x

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« #30 : 11-01-2006 13:52 »

the day the earth stood stupid; simply because, its a damn good title
Benders_Fan

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« #31 : 11-01-2006 14:23 »

Ahh, a thread bumped from 2 almost 3 years ago. Ah well. I vote I second that emotion.
Dave B

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« #32 : 11-02-2006 06:09 »

I personally think The Day the Earth Stood Stupid is quite clever  :D so hence I voted it
mookie427

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« #33 : 11-04-2006 01:39 »

Devils hands gets my vote, great name, great episode
DrZoidberg112

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« #34 : 11-04-2006 08:00 »

30% Iron Chef was a very creative title. Most episodes are, but I like this one the most. The episode it's self is good too. Great, actually.
Writer unit32

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« #35 : 11-04-2006 08:31 »

i like Roswell that ends well.But the name of The Sting is kinda dramatic.
ZoidZoid

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« #36 : 11-11-2006 23:32 »

Roswell that ends well is a good title.
bushes39

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« #37 : 01-18-2007 03:00 »

The Devil's Hands Are Idle Playthings, Roswell That Ends Well, and Love and Rocket.  The last because I like the band.

Yo.
Electerik

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« #38 : 01-20-2007 00:52 »

"Roswell That Ends Well" is not only a clever title, but actually fits the theme of the episode rather well.

I'm also a big fan of the relatively simple "I, Roommate" (not listed).
RobotDevilRox

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« #39 : 01-21-2007 10:28 »
« : 01-21-2007 10:28 »

Parasites Lost.   :p

I haven't even seen it, but I like the title.

I also like The Devil's Hands Are Idle Playthings.
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