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« on: 09-10-2001 05:24 »
« Last Edit on: 09-10-2001 05:24 »

sorry, no time to review myself, but it supposedly aired yesterday and we didn't have a thread for this yet.

Opinions. reviews ?
Langly
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« Reply #1 on: 09-10-2001 06:34 »
« Last Edit on: 09-10-2001 06:34 »

I will not condone bouncing of the 7th kind in the forum!


Oh and Bender says antiquing to you all.

Fairly good ep
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« Reply #2 on: 09-10-2001 06:44 »

I really like this ep, I love it when Zapp falls for Lee Lemon (Leela) Fry is a cute hero, And Bender looks so yummy in that outfit, Oh and I love the scene where Bender said:

"If they put me on a stamp, tell them to use a young Bender" awwww  :cry:
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« Reply #3 on: 09-10-2001 07:46 »

On a scale from 1 to 10: 7
FYP

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« Reply #4 on: 09-10-2001 11:27 »

One of the best episode from season 3 easily, too bad for you americans who were cut by that republican slut  :) In canada we had everything perfectly, I loved the whole episode, but the bomb shouldn"t have exploded at the end, it's those kind of weird endings I hate from the simpsons
futurefreak

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« Reply #5 on: 09-10-2001 21:30 »

mmm gotta love them ball jokes

"we've already seen too many body bags and ball sacs"

"these balls are making me testy"

"WAR OVER! Balls Thoroughly Licked"

 :flirt:  :flirt:  :flirt:
flexo

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« Reply #6 on: 09-11-2001 04:31 »

excellent episode bit i especially liked.

the good/bad doctor bits were funny

the space hopper bit with fry

bender in a wheelchair

kif having to rearrange the nuts and remake zapps cocktail

the bit where fry is deciding what to do to take out the guards and leela does it all for him

anyway - 8/10

if anyone can remember the exact quotes (i know you lot all have the episodes on your comps while i'm suck at work) i would b grateful!!   :rolleyes:
Mark

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« Reply #7 on: 09-13-2001 14:34 »

I havent seen this episode :-(
Stereoide

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« Reply #8 on: 09-21-2001 03:52 »

Neither did i..
Maybe because i' in germany..
Markild

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« Reply #9 on: 09-21-2001 04:06 »

Cool ep, with many cool coments... The consept about the 10 most used words' also a very cool idea. So i have to say that i enjoyed watching this episode, but it's not one of the best
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« Reply #10 on: 09-21-2001 20:51 »

great episode!!!!!!  :love:
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« Reply #11 on: 09-21-2001 21:24 »

this was one of my favorites
Slavon

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« Reply #12 on: 09-22-2001 11:00 »

It's a very funny ep. Everything what happens is funny. The inverventions of Zapp and Kif in the 3rd season are really cool! The story isn't great, but, who cares, I was laughing all the time. B+
Mark

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« Reply #13 on: 09-25-2001 07:07 »

Stereoide >> Yeah, Im from Denmark
Stereoide

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« Reply #14 on: 09-25-2001 15:14 »

Huh? Someone called my name?  :p
Mark

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« Reply #15 on: 09-29-2001 04:43 »

Your name?
Hmm....I dont think so. LOL
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« Reply #16 on: 09-29-2001 04:50 »

hey, those episode review threads are to be archived, no chit chat

(i will delete the posts before archiving)
sour

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« Reply #17 on: 09-29-2001 05:11 »

"I got wheels! With clickety-clackers!" -- Bender

I loved this episode, I laughed tons when me and Bender01 went to watch it over at his house  :) I think it had some of the funniest jokes in a Futurama episode, and the quotes... Hell! Out of 10, I'd give it a 10!
Blotto

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« Reply #18 on: 09-30-2001 22:50 »

yep this eisode did rock  considerably... the balls did look a little crumby but the humour was great..
John Pannozzi

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« Reply #19 on: 07-13-2004 19:30 »

I didn't like this episode, the war as so pointless, Nixon was a good guy, Kif was a jerk and how come no one saw through Leela's pathetic disguise? I mean, in "Rabbit Fire" (1951), Elmer rather quickly saw through Bugs and Daffy's disguises. Does this mean Elmer is smarter than Fry, Bender, Zapp and Kif. Fry was the only one who seemed in character. Zoidy actually wasn't funny in this ep., instead iHawk stole the show. The Professy and Amy were barely in this ep. I really hate war, and this ep. kinda portrayed positively (if with just a bit of satire). I would have liked it if it ended with some anti-war disclamer, like Bart the General did, even if was only a text message. To end this post on a positive note, I'll say what I DID like about this episode:

The guy saying "War were declared" after war was declared.

Saying Nixon was the original Gerber baby.

Bender: "...tell them put to use the young Bender."

As I said earlier, iHawk rocked.
Scifly

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« Reply #20 on: 07-13-2004 19:37 »

What is a Gerber Baby anyway is it some American thing?
SlackJawedMoron

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« Reply #21 on: 07-14-2004 01:14 »
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Nixon was a good guy
What the... the man who set up one of his soldiers to destroy the entire planet and kill every last ball? The guy who ordered the invasion of a planet with no resources worth taking? What episode were you watching?

And it's most definately anti-war... if you couldn't pick that up from the numerous stuff scattered throughout ('Employee of the Month', "While others were fighting and dying pointlessly..." the entire Starship Troopers feel about the first third of it (book, not movie) and the M*A*S*H feel about the second act (an anti-war show if ever there was one), then I'm afraid that you, sir, are an idiot. And I guess they could have put a big 'REMEMBER! WAR IS BAD! BAD BAD BAD BAD!' disclaimer at the end, but I don't like having my intelligence insulted, do you?

In any case, top ep. Utterly hilarious, some of the best references (The irreverent/maudlin switch...   :laff: ) far too many ball jokes (not that I minded), and the word 'Pimpmobile,' which is now one of my favourite words ever.
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« Reply #22 on: 07-14-2004 09:21 »

The anti-war subtext is there if you care to look. We all know how crooked Nixon is and how inept Zapp Brannigan is, and as for the rest of the soliders, well, they were just following orders, weren't they? Sound like a familiar scenario to anyone?
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« Reply #23 on: 07-14-2004 12:37 »
« Last Edit on: 07-14-2004 12:37 »

Me gusta mucho.  Bender's top 10... Kif bossing Fry around... not to mention one of the most memorable Zapp quotes ever!

Zapp: "The key to victory is the element of surprise.  SURPRISE!" *dumps everyone out of the ship*

Zapp: "Dammit Kif, where's the little umbrella?  That's what makes it a scotch on the rocks!"  (Side note: one of my friends has this as his MSN screen name.)

Oh yeah, and when he reads Bender's Top 10 list, I crack up every time he says "shiny."  Probably the way he says it.
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« Reply #24 on: 07-14-2004 12:44 »

I love this ep. Not one of my very faves, but it has Zapp at his best, and all-round other planet cloolness  :cool:...
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« Reply #25 on: 07-14-2004 14:38 »

One of my favourite episodes, because of the impressive visuals, iHawk and the twist on the classic "Cross-dresser attracts interest of same sex" theme. I only wish that the donkey had been given an introduction, as he is seen in later shots with no explanation until Kif is seen riding it in the last act.
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« Reply #26 on: 07-14-2004 17:36 »

 
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Originally posted by Scifly:
What is a Gerber Baby anyway is it some American thing?

Yes, Gerber is an American baby food company

Smurfbabe

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« Reply #27 on: 07-15-2004 09:46 »

Absolutely one of my favourite episodes! Out of all 72 episodes this came in at number 6!

Totally rocks on ALL LEVELS, and u gotta love the zapper.
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« Reply #28 on: 07-15-2004 19:01 »
« Last Edit on: 07-15-2004 19:01 »

Hmmm...I thought that iHawk was funny, of course. I also liked Fry's quote: "War has made me into a man...WHEEE!" while bouncing on one of the balls. Also, "antiquing". Genius. Pure, utter genius.
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« Reply #29 on: 07-15-2004 19:09 »

i watched it last night, and id hav 2 say that its 1 of my favourite episodes. they have slipped in quite a few ball jokes eg. 'these balls are making me testy', 'we have all sen enough body bags and ball sacks.' and "balls thoroughly licked". there funny, bun not dirty...their only dirty to ones mind.
leelaholic

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« Reply #30 on: 07-15-2004 19:16 »

This is one of my favorite episodes.  :)
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« Reply #31 on: 02-07-2006 20:40 »
« Last Edit on: 02-07-2006 20:40 »

FRY: Will you push me?
LEELA: I already did!
FRY: Thank you! *Pulls parachute*

BAM!!!!! OOOOooo, that has got 2 hurt like hell!     :p
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« Reply #32 on: 02-12-2006 21:34 »

 
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Originally posted by Scifly:
What is a Gerber Baby anyway is it some American thing?

already explained,but...
the Gerber baby is the picture of the baby on the container of Gerber baby food. It is actually an urban legend that Humphrey Bogart was the Gerber baby (not true) and Fmr.Pres. Reagan is rumored to have been in the running for Bogart's Casablanca part...I didn't get the Nixon joke, but after searching I found that weird connection. What is that joke supposed to mean?
BTW...everything in the show is "some American thing"...it's an American show. I would think the fact that they constantly have frmr American president's featured would be a clue.
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« Reply #33 on: 02-13-2006 11:50 »

I just seen that episode last night on adult Swim.I like it.I give it a 8/10.
TomAllen

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« Reply #34 on: 02-13-2006 12:13 »

OK, big geek reference, but the Zapp-"Lee Lemon" romance is straight (so to speak) out of Shakespeare's _Twelfth Night_.  The idea of a woman masquerading as a man is centuries if not millennia old.  And WITHW falls right in that category.

As to the enemies being balls...  Well, as they say on the commentary, that's an embarassment of riches for writers looking for jokes.  They even had to tone it down!  (And the funniest joke, IMHO, is the final decision they made for Henry Kissinger's line -- "This is not a productive area of discussion." -- after two days of writers pitching possible yet dubious ball jokes for him.)

My favorite part, though (besides "antiquing" -- heh heh -- boom!) is the act-ending line, "The key to victory is the element of surprise. SURPRISE!"  Talk about a moment that makes you want to return after the commercials!

Nasty Pasty

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« Reply #35 on: 02-13-2006 12:52 »

I always considered this episode one of those solid Season 2 episodes.

Futurama in it's prime.

8/10
keel89

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« Reply #36 on: 02-21-2007 17:19 »

VERY good Episode and when i mean very i mean VERY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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« Reply #37 on: 02-21-2007 21:06 »
« Last Edit on: 02-21-2007 21:06 »

One of my gripes with this episode is Zapp not getting time before Nixon opens his piehole to comment about Lemon's peculiarity below the neck. Another 3 more seconds, and this episode would have scored 95%
keel89

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« Reply #38 on: 02-24-2007 10:20 »

That was a funny part :)
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« Reply #39 on: 02-25-2007 18:01 »

it was a decent episode but not that great
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