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Excitemike
06-10-2007, 08:11 PM
Alright, its Saturday night. I have no date, a two litre bottle of Shasta, and my all Rush mix tape! Let's rock!
(cue Tom Sawyer)

SDMX
06-10-2007, 08:34 PM
Ever since the episode "Futurestock", I have tried to model my life around Phillip J. Fry's bold and charismatic words:

"I'll be whatever I wanna do!"

blitzchamp
06-10-2007, 09:33 PM
I just finished watching an episode that I had never seen before (when the kids take over the business and turn into a newspaper delivery service) anyway:

Lucy Liu robot: I'll always remember you, Fry...
Lucy Liu robot: [monotone voice] MEMORY DELETED.

juanfrugalj
06-10-2007, 11:49 PM
Uh...

Good news everyone?


You know, just to get it out of the way.

JCDenton
06-11-2007, 12:31 AM
Bite my shiny metal......uh.....come on, I know this.

VsRobot
06-11-2007, 12:33 AM
My favorite Futurama quote is my own wracking sobs after watching the dog episode.

philliam
06-11-2007, 12:35 AM
Fry: "Leela, touch my nasty bits."

Sarcasmorator
06-11-2007, 01:13 AM
Of all the friends I've had, you're the first.

REMEMBER ME! *fwoosh*

Nothing! There is nothing at stake, and no threat.

locit
06-11-2007, 01:16 AM
Everything Zapp Brannigan Says. Ever.

mr_bungle700
06-11-2007, 02:52 AM
My Zapp Brannigan impression is better than any other impression I do. It still sucks though.

I've always loved Zoidberg's monologue from the end of the Valentine's Day episode. I can almost do this from memory, but I'm gonna copypasta some of it anyway:

"As the candy hearts poured into the fiery quasar, a wondrous thing happened, why not."

"They vaporized, into a mystical love radiation that spread across the universe, destroying many, many planets, including two gangster planets and a cowboy world."

"But one planet was exactly the right distance to see the romantic rays but not be destroyed by them: Earth."

"So all over the world couples stood together in joy. And me, Zoidberg!"

"And no one could have been happier unless it would have also been Valentine's Day."

"What? It was?"

"Hooray!"

Loki
06-11-2007, 03:12 AM
"What was that?! A wolf... or some kind of boogin?"

Gets me every time.

Guy
06-11-2007, 03:20 AM
That's what I should spend my next paycheck on: The entire series of Futurama.

"I am the man with no name: Zapp Brannigan."

You guys will want to see this. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=toScEhI83Ow) It's an amateur voice actor who at one point does perfect impersonations of Farnsworth and Wernstrom. And later a pretty good Zapp.

Sheana
06-11-2007, 03:29 AM
I have a friend who does a great Zoidberg impression.


"People said I was stupid, but I proved them."

Sanagi
06-11-2007, 04:21 AM
What makes a man's heart turn neutral, Kif?

R^2
06-11-2007, 07:55 AM
One more upgrade and I'll be more woman than you can handle, chico!

Excitemike
06-11-2007, 08:35 AM
Removing the brain was the easy part; the hard part was taking the brain out! Hoohahahhoohaha!

Kishi
06-11-2007, 09:32 AM
"It's just like the story of the grasshopper and the octopus: All year long the grasshopper kept burying acorns for winter while the octopus mooched off his girlfriend and watched t.v. But then the winter came and the grasshopper died, and the octopus ate all his acorns! And also, he got a race car! Is any of this getting through to you?"

reibeatall
06-11-2007, 09:38 AM
I don't claim to understand Brannigan's Law, I simply enforce it.

GiantPooka
06-11-2007, 10:21 AM
"Kif, I'm feeling the captains itch."
"I'll get the powder, Sir."

NoKidding
06-11-2007, 04:31 PM
"Oh, how awful. Did he at least die painlessly? ...To shreds, you say. Well, how is his wife holding up? ...To shreds, you say..."

Armored Robo Zaza Gabor
06-11-2007, 05:13 PM
Leela: "It's ocean madness all right. The sailors call it 'Aqua Dementia', the deep down crazies, the wet willies"

Excitemike
06-11-2007, 06:44 PM
Ocean madness is no excuse for ocean rudeness.

Sheana
06-11-2007, 07:02 PM
Put the dice away before I take them away.

Vahn16
06-11-2007, 07:37 PM
"You'll share your love again. After all, it's shareware!"

bobservo
06-12-2007, 09:07 AM
Hey, look! It's that guy you are!

reibeatall
06-12-2007, 09:16 AM
"I heard beer makes you stupid."
"No I'm.... doesn't."

mr_bungle700
06-12-2007, 09:33 AM
"This toads the wet sprocket!"

reibeatall
06-12-2007, 09:35 AM
"Grunka Lunka Dunkety Darmed Guards
You should not ask about the armed guards."

Also

"Asking questions in school is a fun way to learn
If you try that stuff here you might get your legs broke
We once found a dead guy face down in the Slurm
It could easily happen again to you folks."

Vahn16
06-13-2007, 01:49 AM
"Stop exploding, you cowards!"
--Zapp

Loki
06-13-2007, 01:54 AM
A little lower...
a little lower...
a little lower...
TOO LOW!!!




...Lower.

Vahn16
06-13-2007, 01:55 AM
"A seldom-used crab named Lucky, aka Citizen Snips!"

Loki
06-13-2007, 01:56 AM
"An elephant that never forgets...


...TO KILL!"

Sheana
06-13-2007, 02:05 AM
Turns out it was Man.

Excitemike
06-13-2007, 07:50 AM
"Bender, let's hit the gym. I'm gonna teach you to fight like a girl."
"I'll put on my tutu."

Dampe
06-13-2007, 12:15 PM
"The Big Brain am winning again! I am the greetest! Ha-ha-ha-ha. Now I am leaving Earth for no raisin!"

Also

"All hail the Hypnotoad!"

R^2
06-13-2007, 12:52 PM
"All hail the Hypnotoad!"

bweeeeeeeeeeooooooooowwwwwwwwwaaaaaaaaaaawwwwwwwww ww

Makkara
06-13-2007, 01:26 PM
Is it just me, or does Hypnotoad remind you of Star Control 2's Dnyarri? I smell a conspir-...

I MEAN ALL GLORY TO THE HYPNOTOAD! *clap... clap... clap...*

Savathun
06-13-2007, 01:28 PM
"He's got male jelly coming out the wazoo."

R^2
06-13-2007, 02:15 PM
Well, that is where it comes from.

Sheana
06-13-2007, 02:31 PM
Not exactly a hilarious quotable or anything, but I'm rather fond of the Professor's latin "Hwha?" in Rome!Universe.

Kishi
06-14-2007, 12:43 AM
"Why is there yogurt in this cap?"

"Uh, I can explain! See, it used to be milk, and, well, time makes fools of us all."

locit
06-14-2007, 01:10 AM
"I suffer from a very sexy learning disability. What do I call it, Kif?"

*sigh*, "Sexlexia."

Sanagi
06-14-2007, 01:53 AM
If anyone needs me, I'll be in the angry-dome.

mr_bungle700
06-14-2007, 02:18 AM
"I'm so lonely. I'm gonna go eat a bucket of ice cream."

"The spoon's in the foot powder!"

I like how there are two things wrong with that last sentence.

Sheana
06-14-2007, 02:21 PM
If anyone needs me, I'll be in the angry-dome.

My college message-board had a rant thread called The Angry Dome.

Somebody needs to find or make an animated .GIF of Fry with the pineapple on a string. Because it is random, effed-up and impossible to not laugh at.

Excitemike
06-14-2007, 02:35 PM
Somebody needs to find or make an animated .GIF of Fry with the pineapple on a string. Because it is random, effed-up and impossible to not laugh at.

I want one with Fry preparing the bowl of cereal on his head.

Savathun
06-14-2007, 02:54 PM
He makes Speedy Gonzales look like regular Gonzales.

spineshark
06-14-2007, 02:57 PM
Somebody likes snouts.

Is it me?

philliam
06-14-2007, 03:27 PM
"I hate my life and want to die." * takes out a gun and shoots himself in the head* - Zoidberg

Excitemike
06-14-2007, 04:07 PM
"My God! What if the secret ingredient…is people!?"
"No, there's already a soda like that. Soylent Cola."
"Oh. How is it?"
"It varies from person to person."

Kate or Die!
06-14-2007, 04:18 PM
Well, I sort of a have a thing for this girl I work with.

Really? What type is she? You know, blonde, or Chinese, or cyclops?

Cyclops.

Aw, she sounds sweet.

Lumber Baron
06-14-2007, 07:20 PM
Brain Ball: The Elders tell of a young ball much like you. He bounced three metres in the air. Then he bounced 1.8 metres in the air. Then he bounced four metres in the air. Do I make myself clear?
Kissenger: Mr. Ambassador, our people tell the same story.

Schmidt
06-14-2007, 11:25 PM
http://img529.imageshack.us/img529/3340/zoidspermov6.jpg

Yippie-ki-yaaay! You'll never guess where I've been!

philliam
06-14-2007, 11:28 PM
I want that picture framed at my front door.

Savathun
06-15-2007, 12:48 AM
I was JUST thinking about that episode a few hours ago, but I couldnt remember what it was Zoidberg says, or what it was he was riding, exactly. I thought it was a tapeworm.

But that's not a tapeworm.

Maybe some kind of... snake (http://www.gamespite.net/talkingtime/showthread.php?t=40)?

Vahn16
06-15-2007, 02:30 AM
The mystery is solved!

Red Hedgehog
06-15-2007, 01:04 PM
I feel like it is finally time to reveal my secret shame: I've never really liked Futurama. I mean, I've always thought it was okay, but rarely very funny so I never made it a point to watch it. Does this make me a bad person?

Swordian
06-15-2007, 02:37 PM
Does this make me a bad person?

Yes.

TheSL
06-15-2007, 02:47 PM
I feel like it is finally time to reveal my secret shame: I've never really liked Futurama. I mean, I've always thought it was okay, but rarely very funny so I never made it a point to watch it. Does this make me a bad person?

I was always kind of indifferent to the characters until the second or third season and didn't really care for it until then, so if you started with the premiere I can see where you're coming from. Fleshing out the secondary characters like Zoidberg, etc in the 2nd+ seasons instead of focusing almost entirely on Fry/Leela/Bender did wonders for the show.

Savathun
06-15-2007, 03:00 PM
I didn't *think* I'd like it when I first heard about it and saw commercials. I thought it'd be a second-rate Simpsons. So it was a pleasant surprise.

Sheana
06-15-2007, 03:28 PM
I remember being all excited for the start of Matt Groening's new show, and sittin' all cross-legged on the carpet, watching the Simpsons end and waiting for the first episode to premiere. I loved it from the get-go, though my family never liked it.

It's kinda scary to think I was 15 when the show first aired.

Red Hedgehog
06-15-2007, 03:51 PM
Yeah, I really didn't enjoy the first season at all. I watched a few of the later episodes and they still rarely rated more than okay for me. Except the Star Trek one. That was awesome, but then it was also mocking my particular fandom.

mr_bungle700
06-15-2007, 04:12 PM
I was all ready to love it when it first came out, but I was watching the Simpsons a lot at the time and I kind of expected it to be similar. It wasn't, at all, and I came away disappointed*. It wasn't until later when I started seeing the show on Adult Swim that I was able to take it on its own merits and come to enjoy it. I believe it was the episode with Leela's parents, and the fact that it ended with a Pizzicato Five song, that won me over.

*BUNGLE HISTORY NOTE: This the first and last time that I ever made the mistake of letting my expectations about something get in the way of my appreciation of it.

Schmidt
07-24-2007, 12:18 AM
"They said I probably shouldn't be a surgeon"
"They poo-poo'd my electric frankfurter!"
"They said I probably shouldn't fly with just one eye"
"I am Bender please insert girder"

Savathun
07-24-2007, 02:38 AM
"Look, Bender! Humans! Should we mug them?"
"Nah, I know these guys. They don't have anything."

ArugulaZ
07-24-2007, 03:01 AM
"Ha ha! Fan beats MAN!"
"I've got a big, big thirst for human BLOOD!"
"Bad news, nobody! The supercollider super-EXPLODED! Take it back and get me a wobbly CD rack, and some of those rancid meatballs!"

And of course, there's this Gordian knot of a sentence that I'm still untangling years after I first heard it...

"Leela, is the person that parrot is mimicing telling the truth by proxy?"

JR

Mr. Sensible
07-24-2007, 03:46 AM
"So I really am important? How I feel when I'm drunk is correct?"

ArugulaZ
07-24-2007, 03:49 AM
Because someone requested it:

http://img261.imageshack.us/img261/8762/pineapplefy4.png

It's not great, but it's the best one I could find.

JR

Lumber Baron
07-24-2007, 05:07 AM
You'll be negotiating with the aliens' mysterious leaders, the Brain Balls. They've got a lot of brains, and they've got a lot of chutzpah.

Savathun
07-24-2007, 05:09 AM
Someone's probably already said it, but...

"Bite my shiny metal ass!"
"Such an act would be uncomfortable for both of us!"

Man, I'm glad there are still episodes I haven't seen.

halverde
07-24-2007, 06:14 AM
Leela: What's the mission?
Professor: Collecting honey. Ordinary honey.
Leela: That doesn't sound so dangerous.
Professor: This is no ordinary honey!

Excitemike
07-24-2007, 07:25 AM
"Bad news, nobody!"

Oh, man, I just got that.

VsRobot
08-05-2007, 11:18 PM
November 27, and is titled "Bender's Big Score". Apparently this was announced at Comic-Con, but I completely missed it - so maybe you guys did as well.

SO CLOSE.

http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h67/LeviVsRobot/futuramabendersbigscoredvd.jpg

Merus
08-06-2007, 02:33 AM
Uh, the date's the only thing that's new. Bender's Big Score has been known for a while, and this year has been as well.

But yeah, so very stoked.

Calorie Mate
08-06-2007, 01:18 PM
I'm fuzzy on the details - isn't this airing on TV, or is it doing that as episodes after the three DVD movies come out, or something?

Excitemike
08-06-2007, 02:02 PM
Like that thing you said.

And there are four movies. And it's moving to Comedy Central, so get ready for lots of Mind of Mencia advertisements.

VsRobot
08-06-2007, 09:04 PM
Okay, I'll try, even though it's been proven that I'm not so up on the Futurama knowledge: the movies premiere on DVD, then get recut into 22 minute chunks that air on Comedy Central. Right? It's the same content just in two different distribution channels.

This just in: I LOVE BENDER. I would totally let him take me into the back room of his bike shop.*


*do you get this reference? pervert.

Sprite
08-07-2007, 12:52 PM
And it's moving to Comedy Central, so get ready for lots of Mind of Mencia advertisements.

I can't decide which I hate more: Robot Chicken, Moral Orel, Squidbillies, 20 oz Mouse, and Super Deluxe advertisements, or Mind of Mencia advertisements...

Calorie Mate
08-07-2007, 03:17 PM
I can't decide which I hate more: Robot Chicken, Moral Orel, Squidbillies, 20 oz Mouse, and Super Deluxe advertisements, or Mind of Mencia advertisements...

I'm not sure about commercials, but Robot Chicken has made me laugh a few times. I'm certainly not a fan, but it doesn't deserve to be lumped in the same category as Mind of Mencia, either.

ringworm
08-07-2007, 03:22 PM
Moral Orel is goddamn awesome...

Vahn16
08-08-2007, 08:05 PM
Titles and info on all the movies. (http://www.gotfuturama.com/Information/Articles/4_New_Futurama_DVDs/)

Bender's Game is a title that brings me the utmost joy. If Bender takes on a race of bug-like aliens, I might nerd-out so hard it'll kill me.

VsRobot
08-08-2007, 08:25 PM
Bender's Game is a title that brings me the utmost joy. If Bender takes on a race of bug-like aliens, I might nerd-out so hard it'll kill me.

I see Bender's Game as something akin to "Ripley's Game", where Bender is a con man. (Stretch, right?) I don't get the bug aliens connection. What are you referencing?

ArugulaZ
08-08-2007, 09:41 PM
Okay, I'll try, even though it's been proven that I'm not so up on the Futurama knowledge: the movies premiere on DVD, then get recut into 22 minute chunks that air on Comedy Central. Right? It's the same content just in two different distribution channels.

This just in: I LOVE BENDER. I would totally let him take me into the back room of his bike shop.*


*do you get this reference? pervert.

Aren't the esoteric and disturbing pop culture references supposed to be Family Guy's territory?

JR

Vahn16
08-09-2007, 01:06 AM
I see Bender's Game as something akin to "Ripley's Game", where Bender is a con man. (Stretch, right?) I don't get the bug aliens connection. What are you referencing?

Ender's Game. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ender's_Game)

And ArugulaZ, esoteric and disturbing pop culture references were Family Guy's territory in seasons 1-3. Now they tend to be stupid and irrelevant.

Merus
08-09-2007, 03:02 AM
I heard at one point they realised they needed to do a parody of Gangs of New York. Hopefully they worked something like that in the new series.

VsRobot
08-09-2007, 03:34 AM
Ender's Game. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ender's_Game)


Oh, duh. And I used to work in a bookstore, too. I never read any of the Ender books since the writer is a Mormon and I have PTSD when it comes to things related to Morrmonism.

Makkara
08-09-2007, 03:48 AM
I don't think you have anything to worry about. I didn't see any references to Mormonism in Ender's Game. Then again, they'd have to be pretty blatant for an outsider like me to recognize them, I guess. At the very least, there's no polygamy or golden tablets.

Vahn16
08-09-2007, 03:15 PM
He does like to talk religion in the sequels though -- especially Speaker for the Dead and its subsequent follow-ups. He never mentions Mormanism, however. Mostly, he talks about Catholicism (which Ender professes to be) and Speakers for the Dead, which are a kind of religion, but exclusive to the book series, obviously. I never found him to get too heavy-handed, although I still have two more books to read in the series, so who knows?

Jeanie
08-10-2007, 05:54 AM
IIRC, there is a passing mention in Ender's Game that his mother is Mormon and his father is Catholic. But it gets brought up more in the sequels.

Calorie Mate
08-10-2007, 11:18 AM
Back on track (sort of) -

So, I finally got around to buying Futurama on DVD (I know, I know, but until recently, I've always lived with someone that owned it anyway). So I started rewatching it from the first season, watching one or two during dinner every night...and wow, I knew the series was good, but it was nice to be reminded after taking a good break from it.

Kishi
08-31-2007, 12:57 AM
"Now, Pramala, I know it's scary in that there witness box, but t'ain't no need to fear me. BAKAWWWK!!!"

"Ahhhh!!"

"I'm sorry, I thought you was corn."

Savathun
08-31-2007, 01:17 AM
I hope Satan has a colon, 'cuz that's where you're going!

Schmidt
08-31-2007, 03:25 AM
"War were declared."

Merus
08-31-2007, 06:03 AM
"So I really am important? How I feel when I'm drunk is correct?"
"Yes, but the John Butler Trio does not 'rock'."

Indalecio
08-31-2007, 07:32 AM
"If I don't make it back, tell my wife, 'Hello'."

Kate or Die!
08-31-2007, 07:48 AM
Poor little guy starved to death.

Indalecio
08-31-2007, 08:31 AM
I'll find Fry's coffin, get his corpse, and keep it under my mattress to remind me that he's really dead. That'll prove I'm not insane!

Schmidt
08-31-2007, 10:20 AM
"Yes, but the John Butler Trio does not 'rock'."

I thought that was Dave Matthews Band.

Mightyblue
08-31-2007, 02:28 PM
Is it even possible to put them in a genre? I thought they mostly just did a little of everything.

ringworm
08-31-2007, 02:40 PM
I thought that was Dave Matthews Band.
Yeah, the line is "Yes, except that the Dave Matthews Band does not rock."

mazoboom
08-31-2007, 03:09 PM
That just raises further questions!

dosboot
08-31-2007, 03:17 PM
"Captian's log, Stardate.. um"
*sigh* "April 15."
"April 15th!... point 2."

"That's nonsense. My apartment is 2 cubic meters. You and I only take up 1.5 cubic meters. We've got room for a whole 'nother two thirds of a person!"

"You love Flexo so much that you'll love anyone even pretending to be him!"
"Well maybe I love you so much that I'll love you no matter who you are pretending to be!"
"Oh, how I wish I could believe or begin to understand that!"

"We're the robot mafia. The entire robot mafia."

Sanagi
08-31-2007, 03:31 PM
"Please, Donbot, I'm begging you. Look into your hard drive, and open your mercy file."
"File not found."

Savathun
08-31-2007, 03:46 PM
"See you in girl hell! I'll be in boy hell. Much nicer. Ha ha!"

Schmidt
08-31-2007, 04:14 PM
"I'm not from here! I have my own customs! Look at my crazy passport!"

(this is most effective if you remember the episode and hear the accent in your head as well)

Merus
08-31-2007, 10:15 PM
Yeah, the line is "Yes, except that the Dave Matthews Band does not rock."
Dammit, I knew it was one of the two. I always somehow get those two confused.

locit
09-01-2007, 12:23 AM
A deadly mistake.

Vahn16
09-01-2007, 09:51 AM
"You remind me of a young me. Not much younger, mind you -- maybe a few years older."

Schmidt
09-01-2007, 11:00 PM
"No" gambling.

Octopus Prime
09-02-2007, 04:24 AM
Kif: Captain, remember that new course you ordered?
Zapp: No.
Kif: Well, it's proving somewhat more suicidal then we'd hoped.
(explosion)
Kif: Sir, it's an emergency
Zapp: Come back when it's a catastophe
(louder explosion)
Zapp: (sighs) very well.

locit
09-04-2007, 12:12 AM
The best part of this thread for me is that it is running on a finite supply of quotes. It's going to have to end some time. Then I'll make my own thread, with blackjack, and hookers! In fact, forget the thread!

Lumber Baron
09-04-2007, 12:49 AM
Bob Barker: Do you have any idea what that tiara was worth?
Leela: A hundred thousand?
Fry: Two hundred thousand?
Bender: Two hundred thousand and one?
Bob Barker: You're the closest without going over.

mr_bungle700
09-04-2007, 10:19 AM
I may be against the fur industry, but that won’t stop me from skinning you alive!

...As long as no one wears the skin.

Schmidt
09-04-2007, 11:36 PM
"We're also Santa Claus!"
"And I'm his friend Jesus!"

Savathun
09-05-2007, 12:42 AM
Some say I'm robbing the cradle. I say she's robbing the grave.

Kishi
09-05-2007, 01:09 AM
"We're also Santa Claus!"
"And I'm his friend Jesus!"

"You people aren't Santa! You're not even robots! How dare you lie in front of Jesus?"

VsRobot
09-17-2007, 09:34 PM
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OH MY GOD IT'S GORGEOUS

Schmidt
09-17-2007, 09:48 PM
NO MORE LIMBO?!?!

Adrenaline
09-18-2007, 09:06 AM
Man, I usually try to check gotfuturama.com once in a while, annoyed I missed this. Sounds cool, awesome to see Chanukah Zombie finally appear and voiced by Hamill! Also the prospect of Futurama doing anything honoring/satirizing the Ender series makes my bathroom parts feel funny.

TheSL
09-18-2007, 09:10 AM
When did Hermes lose his body and become a head in a jar?

Adrenaline
09-18-2007, 09:12 AM
When did Hermes lose his body and become a head in a jar?

Woah. Perchance we will learn during the course of the movie.

Calorie Mate
09-18-2007, 10:47 AM
November is going ot be such a good month, it's ridiculous.

Figure Four
09-18-2007, 06:13 PM
Holy shit, the Bender's Big Score DVD will contain a full length episode of Everybody Loves Hypnotoad. I hope it just a 22 minute loop of Hypnotoad staring at the camera.

Adrenaline
09-18-2007, 08:41 PM
I hope it just a 22 minute loop of Hypnotoad staring at the camera.

Most likely!

VsRobot
10-07-2007, 04:50 PM
Bender's Big Score Trailer! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNYtLJsUOAk)

ArugulaZ
10-07-2007, 05:38 PM
(Here comes a spoiler!)

http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/5168/hermesheadzk6.jpg

Well, that explains Hermes' head-jar interaction! Wow!

dangerhelvetica
10-08-2007, 01:50 PM
Poor Hermes, with his myriad head-related ailments. Brain slug, decapitation, getting it stuck in a box...

Calorie Mate
10-08-2007, 02:18 PM
Fun trailer. Can't wait.

Wolfgang
06-16-2008, 07:23 PM
From here. (http://www.gamespite.net/talkingtime/showpost.php?p=197181&postcount=145)

So, what's the best of the best? For my money it'd be a tossup between "Insane In The Mainframe", "Parasites Lost" and "Bend Her". Subject to change.

Octopus Prime
06-16-2008, 07:28 PM
Oh man, I could change my answer a thousand times before I finish writing this message. So, here are the first five I think of, since odds are that that will be what I end up picking anyway:

Godfellas
The Devils Hands are Idle Playthings
Hell is Other Robots
Roswell that Ends Well
Insane in the Mainframe

Wolfgang
06-16-2008, 07:32 PM
Roswell that Ends Well

This is why it's subject to change. One of the best moments of the series is Farnsworth's reaction to Leela setting his tie on fire.

dangerhelvetica
06-16-2008, 07:33 PM
Groin-grabbingly transcendent?

ArugulaZ
06-16-2008, 07:36 PM
I don't know the specific titles, nor do I know if they transcended anything. However, these are my favorites...

The Iron Chef parody
The New Justice Team
The one where they eat little shrimp that turn into aliens from Omicron Persei 8

KCar
06-16-2008, 07:37 PM
Amazon Women in the Mood is on the list for the moment where they go from grinning to gasping to grinning and back again.

Paul le Fou
06-16-2008, 07:51 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v708/AshfieldGray/snoo-snoo.gif

KCar
06-16-2008, 07:52 PM
Nice!

Funnier in context though.

dwolfe
06-16-2008, 07:52 PM
Jurassic Bark.

Jesus, people, how was that not a given :)

Have you no soul? Does no heart beat within your cold, sunken chests?

Octopus Prime
06-16-2008, 07:56 PM
Jurassic Bark.

Jesus, people, how was that not a given :)

Have you no soul? Does no heart beat within your cold, sunken chests?

Well, that's sort of the problem. I can't watch that episode without getting all weepy.

Adrenaline
06-16-2008, 08:00 PM
In chronological order of original airdate, the standouts, either because of obscene hilarity, being emotionally moving, or both are:

The Problem With Popplers
Parasites Lost
Amazon Women in the Mood
The Day the Earth Stood Stupid
The Luck of the Fryish
Time Keeps on Slippin'
Roswell that Ends Well
Jurassic Bark
Less Than Hero
The Why of Fry
The Farnsworth Parabox.

Pretty much any episode is worth rewatching whenever it's on though.

By the way guys the second movie has been leaked if you're interested.

Wolfgang
06-16-2008, 08:01 PM
Well, that's sort of the problem. I can't watch that episode without getting all weepy.

Exactly! It's too sad.

By the way guys the second movie has been leaked if you're interested.

ORLY?

Sarcasmorator
06-16-2008, 08:11 PM
By the way guys the second movie has been leaked if you're interested.

If any of you download this without buying the DVD later you can never ever complain about any show being canceled ever again.

Octopus Prime
06-16-2008, 08:15 PM
If any of you download this without buying the DVD later you can never ever complain about any show being canceled ever again.

You know who would do a thing like that?

Assholes.

Assholes would do that.

Sanagi
06-16-2008, 08:18 PM
I tend to think Parasites Lost is the best one. The animation is certainly some of the best in the series, but more important is the story. It's a big Fry/Leela relationship episode, with just enough sentiment to make it a touching story without ever letting up on the fun. Futurama's trademark geek humor is well on display, like the "Known Universe" statue, or the professor's admonition that tiny atoms are too expensive. Lots of Zoidberg one-liners - "You'll never guess where I've been!" The fact that they revisited this plotline for the final episode of the series is a big endorsement of it, too.

Farnsworth Parabox, Godfellas, and Roswell That Ends Well are my runner-ups.

Wolfgang
06-16-2008, 08:19 PM
I'm getting the DVD regardless, just to go in the collection. That's not even an option at this point - moral reasons aside, the empty hole on the shelf would bore into my soul.

"You'll never guess where I've been!"

"Your kid's pretty good! How hard did you say you had to beat him?"
"Oh, fairly hard."

Sarcasmorator
06-16-2008, 08:30 PM
Time Keeps on Slippin is fantastic. And where's the love for Where No Fan Has Gone Before?

WELSHIEEEEEE!

Also, whichever one had the line "All our horses are 100 percent horse-fed for that double-horse juiced-in goodness."

Adrenaline
06-16-2008, 09:04 PM
If any of you download this without buying the DVD later you can never ever complain about any show being canceled ever again.

Don't worry about that from me, I have all four seasons and the first movie on my shelf and will buy this one when I can.

Also, whichever one had the line "All our horses are 100 percent horse-fed for that double-horse juiced-in goodness."

Luck of the Fryish.

Paul le Fou
06-16-2008, 09:21 PM
"horse d'oeuvres" as the name of the snack stand. I can never put out a tray of appetizers the same again.

Tanto
06-16-2008, 09:22 PM
"Bender Gets Made", "Less Than Hero", "The Why of Fry", and "The Devil's Hands Are Idle Playthings".

Of these, "The Why of Fry" is probably my favorite. It somehow manages to be a powerful, continuity-driven episode without letting up on the funny for even a second. I can't watch the ending to "Jurassic Bark" these days because it's just too tragic, although the buildup to it is excellent (especially by the Professor: "Professor! Lava! Hot!" "Let this abomination unto the Lord begin!").

As for the final episode...

"This opera's as lousy as it is brilliant. You can't just have your characters announce how they feel! That makes me feel angry!"

Figure Four
06-16-2008, 09:24 PM
My favorites are probably Time Keeps on Slippin' ("You're that Bubblegum Tate?!"), Luck of the Fryish, Problem with Popplers, and Fry and the Slurm Factory.

Kishi
06-16-2008, 09:26 PM
How Hermes Requisitioned His Groove Back.



"They said I probably shouldn't be a surgeon!"

"They poo-pooed my electric Frankfurter!"

"They said I probably shouldn't fly with just one eye!"

"I AM BENDER; PLEASE INSERT GIRDER."

Merus
06-16-2008, 09:31 PM
If any of you download this without buying the DVD later you can never ever complain about any show being canceled ever again.
I did this for the entire run of Futurama. I mean I bought the DVDs after downloading and watching them. It works out, because I don't think I'll ever get tired of the show.

I love The Sting, too - it was the one I had in mind when I said there were 'transcendent' episodes. As we see, though, they had a lot of really good episodes too, although I guess I didn't like Less Than Hero as much as everyone else did.

Oh, the Star Trek episode! Man, that was great.

Adrenaline
06-16-2008, 09:37 PM
As we see, though, they had a lot of really good episodes too, although I guess I didn't like Less Than Hero as much as everyone else did.

One of Fry's best episodes.

"And I can't go on living anymore!"

"OW! That didn't hurt."

"Our cream is out of itself!"

Kishi
06-16-2008, 09:43 PM
I think I'm predisposed not to like Less Than Hero because it seems like they phoned it in on the conceptual level.

"What if they were super heroes for an episode?"

"Then we could write jokes about super heroes!"

"Sure, great. Lunch?"

O..O~
06-16-2008, 10:00 PM
Bender meeting god
Fry and his dog

Fry and his dog still makes me tear up a little at the end, every time I see it.

Dizzy
06-16-2008, 10:02 PM
I thought the Christmas special was awesome.

"You have been a naughty boy!" Ha! Ha.

Rascally Badger
06-16-2008, 10:23 PM
"Luck of the Fryish" is really good, and "My Three Suns" is my personal favorite, mostly for the Fry's "Grasshopper and the Octopus" tale.

"But then the grasshopper died and octopus took all his acorns and he got a race car."

Also, are there Futurama episodes that are not great? I can not think of any.

reibeatall
06-16-2008, 10:28 PM
By the way guys the second movie has been leaked if you're interested.


I might have to change my no-illegal activity morals for this.

O..O~
06-16-2008, 10:28 PM
I remember being so amazed when I found out that folk singer Donovan from the atlanta episode is real. Thats one of my favorite lines from the series "so all the important people got on a boat.....and the magician" then leela's response "the magician?!"

Sanagi
06-16-2008, 10:33 PM
"Luck of the Fryish" is really good, and "My Three Suns" is my personal favorite, mostly for the Fry's "Grasshopper and the Octopus" tale.

"But then the grasshopper died and octopus took all his acorns and he got a race car."

Also, are there Futurama episodes that are not great? I can not think of any.
That's Lobstertainment is almost certainly the weakest episode. How an episode starring Zoidberg and Calculon could go wrong, I don't know, but somehow it did. It still has some funny moments, though, like the idea of old-time black and white hologram movies on humongous laserdiscs.

How Hermes Requisitioned His Groove Back.



"They said I probably shouldn't be a surgeon!"

"They poo-pooed my electric Frankfurter!"

"They said I probably shouldn't fly with just one eye!"

"I AM BENDER; PLEASE INSERT GIRDER."
The songs are not one of the show's best points, but that one's worth it for that punchline alone.

Merus
06-16-2008, 11:46 PM
The songs are not one of the show's best points.

I do not know how you can say this, assuming that you mean to be genteel about saying that the songs drag the show down. There's really only one Futurama song I can think of that I would be glad to see cut, and that's the homeless song from the movie.

dwolfe
06-16-2008, 11:50 PM
Ok, Jurassic Bark is a great episode no one really wants to every watch again.

So...

What's the episode that will never get old on repeated watchings?

I have a cunning plan where if I ever have kids, all they will have access to is Futurama DVD's...

Merus
06-16-2008, 11:58 PM
What's the episode that will never get old on repeated watchings?

If you're going to limit it to 'the', we're going to have problems.

Jurassic Bark is great but it's a sucker-punch, every time, and because we all we're going to be bawling at the end of the episode we'd rather avoid that little embarrassment.

Sarcasmorator
06-17-2008, 12:00 AM
What's the episode that will never get old on repeated watchings?

The Day the Earth Stood Stupid.

"Now I am leaving Earth! For no raisin!

reibeatall
06-17-2008, 12:02 AM
Jurassic Bark is great but it's a sucker-punch, every time, and because we all we're going to be bawling at the end of the episode we'd rather avoid that little embarrassment.

I'm really glad that I'm not the only person who cries during this episode (or Luck of the Fryrish, for that matter).

mrbuu82
06-17-2008, 12:11 AM
The Day the Earth Stood Stupid.

"Now I am leaving Earth! For no raisin!

Winner. Winner. Chicken. Dinner.

Brickroad
06-17-2008, 12:26 AM
"And the mayor was like, send more trains!"

My favorite episode is every episode, and the best character is every character.

"And Fry, you've got that brain thing!" "I already did!"

dosboot
06-17-2008, 02:56 AM
"Kiff, what's the most degrading job in this unit?" "Being your assistant" "Wrong, being your assistant."

Octopus Prime
06-17-2008, 08:08 AM
"You know, I was God once"
"Yes, you were doing quite well until you got everybody killed"

"If it's a lesson in love, make sure you're thourough, I have a very sexy learning disability. What do I call it Kiff?"
"(sighs) Sexlexia"

reibeatall
06-17-2008, 09:37 AM
"I find the most erotic part of a woman is the boobies."

Adrenaline
06-17-2008, 09:57 AM
"Read as many of them as you can as fast as you can."

Brickroad
06-17-2008, 10:18 AM
Does everyone else laugh themselves stupid in the garbage ball episode when it takes Fry two tries to press the giant red LAUNCH button?

ArugulaZ
06-17-2008, 10:51 AM
I'm convinced that the garbage ball episode was a turning point for the series. Farnsworth started to sound like a grumpy old man, music stings punctuated each key plot point, and the dialog became more clever, with a rapid-fire delivery from the cast. Earlier Futurama episodes were good, but it wasn't until this episode debuted that the show really excelled.

reibeatall
06-17-2008, 10:52 AM
WHIMMY WHAM WHAM WOZZLE!

Tavir
06-17-2008, 11:23 AM
I love The Sting, too - it was the one I had in mind when I said there were 'transcendent' episodes.


The Sting is probably my favorite episode of Futurama. The emotional pain of the characters come across really well and really tugged at my heartstrings. It's probably the closest I've come to actually crying while watching Futurama. It's also got that weird, David Lynch-esque trippiness to it, like when they sing "Don't Worry, Be Happy" (which is weird that I'm saying that as a compliment, since I HATE David Lynch). And it's funny too!

"What is that? Some sort of brain-scanner?"
"Some sort, yes. In France, it's called a guillotine."

As others have mentioned, Luck of the Fryrish, Time Keeps on Slippin, and Parasites Lost are all transcendent Futurama episodes.

I think I'm predisposed not to like Less Than Hero because it seems like they phoned it in on the conceptual level.

As much as this is true, I still love the parody of the superhero theme, especially the reprise at the end:

"Go, go, go New Justice Team
Fighting justice is their quest
Super King, Cloberella
And all the rest"

Brickroad
06-17-2008, 11:39 AM
The theme songs were the best part of that episode.

Captain Yesterday is fast!
Also he is from the past!
He is fast and from the past!
Captain Yesterday!

Octopus Prime
06-17-2008, 11:41 AM
Clobberella beats you up.
Clobberella beats you up.
Who's she going to beat up?
YOU!
Clob-er-ell-A

Wolfgang
06-17-2008, 11:53 AM
The voice actors, especially Billy West and John DiMaggio, deserve huge canvas bags full of credit. Their reading of lines makes them so much funnier than they might have been otherwise. "OW! My small intestine!"

Tavir
06-17-2008, 12:42 PM
"Ow! My sperm!"

MikeHawkIsLarge
06-17-2008, 12:57 PM
I can't choose between the Raiders of the lost arcade skit, or Futurestock.

"Oh my god he ate Fry...Fry is dead!"
"It's ok...I had another guy."

Brickroad
06-17-2008, 01:37 PM
I can think of at least one spot where Futurama pissed me off: that one What If? episode where the What If machine picks Amy, then changes its mind and picks Leela. Dammit, I wanted a What If about Amy!

Of course, then it went on to show the cartoon featuring the similar-to-but-legally-distinct-from-the-Lollipop-Guild, so it's hard to stay upset for too long.

Dampe
06-17-2008, 02:19 PM
All right. It's Saturday night, I have no date, a 2 liter bottle of Shasta, and my all Rush Mix Tape.

Let's rock.

MikeHawkIsLarge
06-17-2008, 02:30 PM
I always put in ASS for my initials now on highscores after seeing that episode.

Brickroad
06-17-2008, 02:33 PM
I always put in ASS for my initials now on highscores after seeing that episode.

Speaking of which, your old Fry's-pressed-ham avatar was pretty bitchin'.

dosboot
06-17-2008, 02:49 PM
"Ow! My sperm!"

Hmm.. didn't hurt that time.

Daikaiju
06-17-2008, 03:43 PM
A personal fave is The Luck of the Fryrish. It's easy to forget sometimes that Fry did leave a whole life behind. Thankfully the writers didn't.

Sanagi
06-17-2008, 04:42 PM
I do not know how you can say this, assuming that you mean to be genteel about saying that the songs drag the show down. There's really only one Futurama song I can think of that I would be glad to see cut, and that's the homeless song from the movie.
I almost always find the song to be the least funny part of the episode.

Alex
06-17-2008, 08:57 PM
I nominate the Bee episode.

MikeHawkIsLarge
06-17-2008, 10:06 PM
"Why am I all sticky and naked....Did I miss something fun?"

Wolfgang
06-18-2008, 12:00 AM
"Fry, I just wanna try dating a normal man. Who, if you go somewhere with him, no one says he's crummy."

There's noplace else to really put this right now, but Billy West is hilarious. He did an interview (http://www.avclub.com/content/feature/random_roles_billy_west/1) promoting the new Futurama movie:

"You can be a celebrity because you can burp the National Anthem. You can be a celebrity because you had more cellulite in an episode of Who's Got The Crumb Cake? Celebrity doesn't mean anything."

I would so watch that. And don't miss the Larry Fine doing heroin clip on there.

dosboot
06-19-2008, 06:39 PM
Zap: "Rock crushes scissors, but... scissors cuts paper and (gasp) paper covers rock!" "Kiff, we have a conundrum." "Search them for paper! ...and bring me a rock."

cortbassist89
06-19-2008, 06:43 PM
The ones with Fry and his dog and Fry and his brother/nephew make me cry.

I'll admit it!

What are their titles?

Octopus Prime
06-19-2008, 06:44 PM
The ones with Fry and his dog and Fry and his brother/nephew make me cry.

I'll admit it!

What are their titles?

Jurassic Bark and The Luck of the Fryrish

Respectively

cortbassist89
06-19-2008, 06:45 PM
I've yet to see a Futurama I didn't like. Granted, Comedy Central seems to only re-run like. 10 episodes. And occassionally others. But I've liked all of them.

Why the hell was it ever cancelled?

And why the hell did it take longer to get back on the air than Family Guy!?

edit: Thanks Octopus Prime!

Octopus Prime
06-19-2008, 06:48 PM
Why the hell was it ever cancelled?

And why the hell did it take longer to get back on the air than Family Guy!?


The answer to both is because Fox is apparantly staffed by asinine fools.

Wolfgang
06-12-2010, 03:54 AM
For real, this time! This preview was included on one of the movie DVDs, but it's still good to see. "Well, why is... those things?" (http://ccinsider.comedycentral.com/2010/06/11/exclusive-first-90-seconds-from-first-new-futurama-episode/)

SpoonyBardOL
06-12-2010, 06:47 AM
Anywhere a Canuck can view that video? I couldn't find it on our Comedy Network website. :/

Still, you might say this is Good News, Everyone.

Edit: Wait, nevermind, there was a link (youtube.com/watch?v=K-CuAvPgpyU) on the first comment. Derp.

Ethan
06-12-2010, 07:41 AM
The original series ending was so good that I refused to watch the movies (and also I heard they were pretty lame), but I guess I'll have to watch this now that it's a series again. I hope they don't blow it.

SpoonyBardOL
06-12-2010, 07:55 AM
The first movie was pretty decent, and ended on a cliffhanger that really made me anticipate the second.

And then the second came and really didn't do a thing with the tension, in the end, and did nothing to make me anticipate the third.

The third was REALLY nothing special. Futurama parodies Lord of the Rings, mostly, with nods to a bunch of other series.

The fourth was better than the second and third, and the ending made me wonder how they'd approach a new series. Seems like they've gone with the most obvious option, make a joke of the cliffhanger, which is fine.

It's a shame, though, that after the strong-ish start to the Futurama movies they kind of petered out. The first one feels most movie-ish, the other three feel like they ran out of a lot of ideas and are stretched a bit too thin. Cutting them up into episodes doesn't really work since they weren't designed to be episodes in the first place.

Now that they're back to designing episodes again, a format Futurama is best left to I think, I have higher hopes for the series.

Octopus Prime
06-12-2010, 08:06 AM
"It's a comedy-central channel"
"I get it!"

Paul le Fou
06-12-2010, 08:45 AM
The big question: will Fry and Leela from the end of the 4th movie carry over into the new series? And will it work? Is this going to be like Joanie loves Chachi in cartoon form?

Adrenaline
06-12-2010, 08:52 AM
Probably a lot of the same Fry-is-dumb stories, except Leela kisses him at the end of the episode more often.

Ingmar Bergman
06-12-2010, 09:29 AM
The original series ending was so good that I refused to watch the movies (and also I heard they were pretty lame), but I guess I'll have to watch this now that it's a series again. I hope they don't blow it.

DO watch the movies, particularly the first one which is great. The second one doesn't pay off on the promises of the first story-wise, but it's fun and hilarious. The third is a bit weak, but weak Futurama is still worth watching and the fourth is all right too. They don't pay off on the TV ending the way they could have, but if you like Futurama it means you have more good Futurama to watch!

The big question: will Fry and Leela from the end of the 4th movie carry over into the new series? And will it work? Is this going to be like Joanie loves Chachi in cartoon form?

Unfortunately, from what I've gathered so far, they're going to annoyingly sidestep it in some way. One of my main (and only) frustrations in Futurama is that they refuse to actually depict Fry and Leela in a relationship, even for a little while. I understand that they don't want to get rid of their main dramatic thread, but after following the series for ten years I'd just like to see what it'd be like.

Chu
06-12-2010, 09:44 AM
The movies are worth watching at least once if you've got some free time and keep your standards fairly low.

Kim Possible was able to have the two main characters in a relationship while avoiding jumping the shark in its final season. I'll be disappointed if Futurama can't bring itself to do the same. Oh well.

madhair60
06-12-2010, 10:05 AM
The movies were shit, not a patch on the series. This clip - though, obviously, it's only 90 seconds - seems to carry their awkwardness with it. Fry's lines, especially; his whole demeanour seems just a little bit wrong. However, presumably these are still having the finishing touches added, I assume.

My interest in any new material was pretty much capsized by the movies - really, I can't stress how disappointed I was by them, they were absolute drivel, which was a catastrophic drop-off from the original run, in which more or less every single episode is brilliant. I'm not going to dismiss these new episodes as a result, but they'll have to go way, way beyond the direct to DVDers to impress me.

Andrew
06-12-2010, 10:19 AM
Fuck the haters: Bender's Big Score was fantastic. It was also when I think they best realized a full-length format, because it was such a huge, epic scope. After that, though, they seemed to be just trying to fill movie-sized holes. The rest of the movies have concepts behind them that would make for some really tight, funny episodes, but as movies...yeah.

Billion Backs didn't touch Big Score but was okay. It doesn't hold up well to repeat viewings, though.

Bender's Game sucked, and so did Wild Green Yonder.

Rascally Badger
06-12-2010, 11:29 AM
The movies were mostly good, but were two episodes of content stretched over the time of four. The first seemed like the only one designed to be a movie and the rest seemed like they were designed knowing that they would be shown in episode sized chunks on Comedy Central. The first movies is pretty great, the second and fourth ones have moments of greatness but are merely o.k. and the third kind of sucks. Overall they were mediocre, but mediocre Futurama is still better than most other things.

And I expect the return to episodes will fix most of the problems the movies had, since their problems were all about stretching the content out instead of editing it down. I can't imagine it being bad. Of course, no one could be more excited about Futurama's return than I.

taosterman
06-12-2010, 12:18 PM
I only watched the first two movies, but the first one was a fanservice enema and the second one didn't have a single funny moment. BUT very, very excited for the return of Planet Express' adventures in episodic form.

Rascally Badger
06-12-2010, 12:46 PM
I only watched the first two movies, but the first one was a fanservice enema and the second one didn't have a single funny moment. BUT very, very excited for the return of Planet Express' adventures in episodic form.

The second movie had Bender in the League of Robots, one of the funniest things in any Futurama, so you are very wrong about no funny moments in that movie. The giant space molester was not funny, even with David Cross doing the voice, but the little bits around it are mostly really good.

Sprite
06-12-2010, 12:51 PM
Bender's Big Score was really good. A Billion Backs was good for about twenty minutes, then sucked. I didn't watch the other two.

Calorie Mate
06-12-2010, 01:31 PM
For real, this time! This preview was included on one of the movie DVDs, but it's still good to see. "Well, why is... those things?" (http://ccinsider.comedycentral.com/2010/06/11/exclusive-first-90-seconds-from-first-new-futurama-episode/)

That was funnier than almost all of the movies. I went from, "Yeah, I'll watch it and see how it is," to SO STOKED. Good job, guy.

Wolfgang
06-12-2010, 01:41 PM
I thought there was a lot of good stuff in all the movies, and don't understand the scorn. The only part of them I really didn't like was the D&D section of Bender's Game, and that was just because the jokes were all either obvious or low(er) brow. And anyway, that segment took up maybe the last 20 minutes of the movie, so it wasn't that big a deal.

ZRofel
06-12-2010, 02:12 PM
So the other day I watched Rebel Without a Cause and my girlfriend pointed out that James Dean's outfit throughout the last chunk of that movie is identical to Fry's.

Coincidence?

Ingmar Bergman
06-12-2010, 07:06 PM
Kim Possible was able to have the two main characters in a relationship while avoiding jumping the shark in its final season. I'll be disappointed if Futurama can't bring itself to do the same. Oh well.
Agree! Kim Possible and Daria both got better when the lead characters entered relationships.

Fuck the haters: Bender's Big Score was fantastic. It was also when I think they best realized a full-length format, because it was such a huge, epic scope.

Agree!

So the other day I watched Rebel Without a Cause and my girlfriend pointed out that James Dean's outfit throughout the last chunk of that movie is identical to Fry's.

Coincidence?

Not a coincidence. It's been mentioned that it was intentional.

Merus
06-12-2010, 08:33 PM
You know, I didn't like the Box Network joke from Bender's Big Score, and I don't like the comedy central channel joke from this preview. I'm not holding out a lot of hope. Then again, Bender's Big Score was pretty fantastic.

Donny
06-12-2010, 08:38 PM
I sorta wish everyone behind the show had moved on and put all their energy into something new and fresh instead of dragging Futurama out for another round. Beast With A Billion Backs was so tired and dull that I didn't even bother with the last two. I'm willing to give the new episodes the benefit of the doubt, but I'm wary just the same.

Rascally Badger
06-12-2010, 10:36 PM
I sorta wish everyone behind the show had moved on and put all their energy into something new and fresh instead of dragging Futurama out for another round. Beast With A Billion Backs was so tired and dull that I didn't even bother with the last two. I'm willing to give the new episodes the benefit of the doubt, but I'm wary just the same.

You are so very wrong and deserve to burn in hell for wishing the complete demise of greatness.

And really the movies: not as good as the best of the series, but not significantly worse either. They were like the hour long episodes at the start of Season 4(?) of The Office. Instead of getting twice as much great Office, we got the same amount of great Office and the not so great stuff the usually gets cut. There are roughly 2-3 good episodes of Futurama in each of the movies stretched to cover the time of 4.

Donny
06-12-2010, 10:43 PM
You are so very wrong and deserve to burn in hell for wishing the complete demise of greatness.

I'm fine with it coming back. However, I would have been equally fine with them just letting sleeping dogs lie, more so now since the movies didn't exactly do all that much for me (Bender's Big Score IS totally awesome and funny though). I don't think this is an unreasonable opinion.

Rascally Badger
06-12-2010, 11:16 PM
I'm fine with it coming back. However, I would have been equally fine with them just letting sleeping dogs lie, more so now since the movies didn't exactly do all that much for me (Bender's Big Score IS totally awesome and funny though). I don't think this is an unreasonable opinion.

The burn in hell line was supposed to a humorous overreaction, but the hating of the movies really does irk me. They showed that Futurama still has places it could go, that it is still fresh. It also showed that the writers are best suited to the 22-minute TV episode format. I cannot think of one problem with the movies that is not related to the new format. Since the show is back to being a regular TV show, I have nothing but optimism for new Futurama. And the new animation is great.

Donny
06-12-2010, 11:35 PM
They showed that Futurama still has places it could go, that it is still fresh.

Except, you know, that wasn't the case for me. I mean Beast With A Billion Backs made a Pirates Of the Caribbean 2 joke. 2! And the third one had been out for awhile by then! And every reference I've heard about from Bender's Game sound just as dated. Thats hardly fresh humor.

Its been seven years since the show was cancelled. My enthusiasm has dulled a bit! The show coming back alone isn't enough to get me excited ("comedy central channel" joke didn't help any). So you know, we'll see. If the new episodes are awesome, great, I will be more than happy that my concerns were unfounded. If not, I'll just not watch and continue to not miss the show.

locit
06-13-2010, 12:27 AM
I enjoyed Wild Green Yonder. It was the only one I felt had the same pacing as the original series and that built upon the established world without feeling like it was relying solely on fan nostalgia. For instance, they brought back the Free Waterfall line in the same way they had been used in the past: as hilarious stereotypical radicalized characters who get killed near the end of any given story. But they did it by using the last Free Waterfall, who introduced when the previous one was killed. This didn't have the cheapness of ruining the poignancy of the Seymour plotline by having alterna-Fry live with him in the past, which actively messed with previously established events from the actual show. Plus the movie ended with a cliffhanger that I actually thought sent the show off on a rather nice note of the unknown, though it wasn't quite as subtle or enjoyable as the last episode proper.

The other movies can basically go to hell, though. And if it really does sidestep the whole Lela-Fry question, so can the new series.

Rascally Badger
06-13-2010, 12:52 AM
People actually care about the Fry-Leela relationship? I thought it was usually entertaining and like the rest of the show well done, but I never expected much progress on it or waited to see the next episode for the continuance of their "romance." It was better than the Amy-Kif running subplot, but thats because Kif is only interesting when in scenes with Zapp. He scrounges off Zapp's leftover charisma like a tiny charisma parasite.

Merus
06-13-2010, 12:54 AM
I liked the end twist of Bender's Big Score, and found it very sweet. I can understand why Donny wants them to take the series in a bit of a different direction, though; one of the nice things about Futurama was that it kept building on itself and having its characters change, and I feel like it's high time the dynamic of the core cast members gets shaken up a bit.

Basically I feel like it's time Fry grows up a bit.

Wolfgang
06-13-2010, 01:06 AM
Basically I feel like it's time Fry grows up a bit.

Holy shit, no. Every time they've done that he's been a boring character. Do you remember Older Fry from Bender's Big Score? If you prefer that character over Young Fry, then you simply don't like Futurama. I won't stand for anything that threatens the weird-syntax humor I love most about the show.

"I heard beer makes you stupid." "No I'm... doesn't."
"I'll be whatever I wanna do!"
"And Fry, you've got that brain thing!" "I already did!"
"Hey, it's that guy you are!"

And so forth.

Merus
06-13-2010, 01:12 AM
Holy shit, no. Every time they've done that he's been a boring character.

If his sole function was to bust out appropriate malapropisms whenever there's a humour beat, it'd be a different story. Unfortunately, he's the main character, and I think they've run up again a limit of what they can do, storywise, with him.

Yeah, the more I think about it the less I really need another season of Futurama. Eric Kaplan has moved onto The Big Bang Theory and is infusing that with a lot of what I used to get out of Futurama. If he can convince the writing staff to end on a tragically sweet note once in a while, I'll have no need for Futurama at all.

Donny
06-13-2010, 01:20 AM
Fry can mature and still be an idiot. If the characters have to remain JUST SO to keep things going it just makes me question the necessity of continuing the show. Homer Simpson is a good example of where this kind of thinking is trouble. Every season of the show had him becoming more and more of a caricature of himself to the point where it got pretty insufferable (the movie played with this by having Homer become so horrible that even Marge wasn't sure why she still loved him). Futurama never got to that point with its characters and I'd hate to see it be given the chance to.

The problem I have with the Leela/Fry thing is that both times they've had them get together or hint that they're going to get together its been a reaction to that particular moment possibly being the last moment for the series. If they're not going to be sincere about it and stop fucking teasing us already then I hope they just drop the whole damn thing and move on. Let Fry try to find somebody else and see if there isn't anything to do with that.

Wolfgang
06-13-2010, 01:51 AM
aaughh nooooooooooooooooooo

Rascally Badger
06-13-2010, 02:21 AM
So some people want character growth from Futurama. I could care less about that. Stories continued over the course if the series/season yes, but I have no desire to see a change to the group set-up. Not that I'd be upset about them progressing Fry and Leela's relationship, I just don't care one way or the other.

What I want is a Scruffy centric episode.

I can think of something I would want more from the Futurama team than more Futurama: All My Circuits as its own series.

Wolfgang
06-13-2010, 03:04 AM
What I want is a Katrina centric episode.

Adrenaline
06-13-2010, 11:04 AM
They showed a mature Fry in Bender's Big Score.

They showed a Fry-Leela relationship in Farnsworth's Parabox.

SpoonyBardOL
06-13-2010, 11:12 AM
So what would people say are the best epsiodes of Futurama? I know we all have our favorites, but which ones would you pick to show to non-fans to say 'this is why the show is awesome'?

Personally, I'd nominate Seymour's episode. Darn thing still makes me get weepy eyed at the end.

Reinforcements
06-13-2010, 11:47 AM
I think The Devil's Hands are Idle Playthings might actually be my favorite episode.

mr_bungle700
06-13-2010, 12:29 PM
I actually like the more "serious" episodes the best. Jurassic Bark, Leela's Homeworld, Luck of the Fryish and The Sting are probably my favorite episodes in the series.

Rascally Badger
06-13-2010, 01:02 PM
The Why of Fry, Bender Should not be allowed on Television, Time Keeps on Slippin, and My Three Suns are my personal favorites. Good mix of serious and funny.

Tanto
06-13-2010, 01:05 PM
I think The Devil's Hands are Idle Playthings might actually be my favorite episode.

Mine too. Solid gold, beginning to end. "You can't just have your characters announce how they feel! That makes me feel angry!"

Patrick
06-14-2010, 10:02 AM
All's Well that Roswell is the best episode, followed by the one where they discover the lost city of Atlanta.

Facts!

ajr82
06-14-2010, 10:14 AM
Luck of the Fryrish gets me more than Jurassic Bark does.

teg
06-14-2010, 11:02 AM
Fry can mature and still be an idiot. If the characters have to remain JUST SO to keep things going it just makes me question the necessity of continuing the show. Homer Simpson is a good example of where this kind of thinking is trouble. Every season of the show had him becoming more and more of a caricature of himself to the point where it got pretty insufferable (the movie played with this by having Homer become so horrible that even Marge wasn't sure why she still loved him). Futurama never got to that point with its characters and I'd hate to see it be given the chance to.I'd call Futurama a model of just that done even faster, personally.

Fry starts out as a loser who can't quite adjust to the future who eventually becomes so stupid he can't be said to function on a human level.
Bender starts out as a lazy rebellious type who eventually becomes a jerkass master criminal.
Zoidberg starts out as an incompetent doctor who eventually becomes a clueless bum who eats things he finds in trash bins.
The Professor originally was a doddering old researcher who eventually became an ancient mad scientist.

Pretty much every Futurama character became a caricature of themselves sooner or later. The show became a lot stronger for it because the writers knew when to pull back to making them believable characters (notice that all the fan favourite episodes are the serious ones like Jurassic Bark or Luck Of The Fryish), but they definitely got a lot more cartoonish and wacky as the series progressed.



The new season is a big "don't know if want" for me.

ajr82
06-14-2010, 12:56 PM
I'd call Futurama a model of just that done even faster, personally.

Fry starts out as a loser who can't quite adjust to the future who eventually becomes so stupid he can't be said to function on a human level.
Bender starts out as a lazy rebellious type who eventually becomes a jerkass master criminal.
Zoidberg starts out as an incompetent doctor who eventually becomes a clueless bum who eats things he finds in trash bins.
The Professor originally was a doddering old researcher who eventually became an ancient mad scientist.


A lot of that was done right away, though.
- Bender got sent to Hell and got a song about all his misdeeds by the ninth episode.
- Fry was fooled by the fake Panucci's Pizza and gave away his ATM code by the sixth episode
- The Professor's mad-science research with Gunter was in the 11th episode, and the Smell-0-scope was even earlier. Not to mention his completely cavalier disregard for his crew's lives was something that was in the pilot.

Futurama isn't a series where nuanced and subtle characters grew cartoony over time, it's a series that started off with cartoony characters.

Googleshng
06-14-2010, 02:45 PM
... they brought back the Free Waterfall line in the same way they had been used in the past...

That's the problem with the 4th one really. An AWFUL lot of it hinges off a running gag that a LOT of the audience had forgotten about/never caught on to in the first place. If you come into it not recognizing the connections to the various other political gag episodes (or just never got the joke), all it really has to give you is a little bit of Robot Mafia fun and the scene with Leela finding the leech. Which leaves it a little weak. With context, it's still not great, but it's not bad either.

The first one was just plain gold, and while the second is spread a LITTLE thin it makes up for it with how much a few gags catch you off guard.

I think we can all just go ahead and pretend Bender's Game didn't happen though.

More importantly, when it comes to yon new episodes, I'm just really glad to hear they didn't go through with the plan to recast for'em.

Adrenaline
06-14-2010, 05:00 PM
A lot of that was done right away, though.
- Bender got sent to Hell and got a song about all his misdeeds by the ninth episode.
- Fry was fooled by the fake Panucci's Pizza and gave away his ATM code by the sixth episode
- The Professor's mad-science research with Gunter was in the 11th episode, and the Smell-0-scope was even earlier. Not to mention his completely cavalier disregard for his crew's lives was something that was in the pilot.

Futurama isn't a series where nuanced and subtle characters grew cartoony over time, it's a series that started off with cartoony characters.

Yeah, this is not so much characters changing over time, but adjusting in their early period until they find the right match.

teg
06-22-2010, 10:12 AM
HEY YOU GUYS I WATCHED IT

The first episode got leaked just yesterday. I just got done watching it*. It's actually pretty good! It's a little more story-based than the series had been, largely to explain exactly what happened after Wild Green Yonder, but otherwise it's basically more classic Futurama.


*cut me some slack. I don't watch TV and I'll buy the DVDs as soon as they're available.

waterpot
06-22-2010, 10:36 AM
Zoidberg starts out as an incompetent doctor who eventually becomes a clueless bum who eats things he finds in trash bins.
he wasnt incompetent , the thing he didnt know anything about the human beings bodies.

The first episode got leaked just yesterday. I just got done watching it*. It's actually pretty good! It's a little more story-based than the series had been, largely to explain exactly what happened after Wild Green Yonder, but otherwise it's basically more classic Futurama.
Where????
Give us links not everyone lives in the United States!!!!!!

teg
06-22-2010, 11:03 AM
I don't live in the US either.
It's not hard to find. It might take five minutes on 4chan. I'm just not linking it here because it's probably not a good idea. I just wanted to pop in and confirm that it's decent.

waterpot
06-22-2010, 11:12 AM
Thanks Ted!
I usually avoid 4 chan for my mental safety but for futurama I will risk
my sanity

ArugulaZ
06-22-2010, 11:23 AM
So what would people say are the best epsiodes of Futurama? I know we all have our favorites, but which ones would you pick to show to non-fans to say 'this is why the show is awesome'?


I'm partial to The Problem with Popplers myself, because the jokes come non-stop and the storyline presents a dilemma about eating ethics that reminds me of a passage from a book called Venus on the Half-Shell.

TheSL
06-22-2010, 11:30 AM
My favorite is "The Birdbot of Ice-Catraz". My wife kind of hates it since so many penguins get shot and/or eaten, though.

Reinforcements
06-22-2010, 11:47 AM
I'm partial to The Problem with Popplers myself, because the jokes come non-stop and the storyline presents a dilemma about eating ethics that reminds me of a passage from a book called Venus on the Half-Shell.
"Ride the Walrus!"

I think the most joke-dense Futurama ever gets is the "What if life were more like a video game?" bit from one of the Tales of Interest episodes. I'm pretty sure every line in that segment is a joke.

SwiftTheRedFox
06-22-2010, 12:07 PM
Anthology of Interest II is one of my favorites. I watched that episode a ton back when I was in college.

fanboymaster
06-22-2010, 12:21 PM
I'd personally probably back Luck of the Fryrish as the best overall but I thought it worth mentioning that commentaries seem to imply the writers think the most humorous episode is the season 3 opener "Amazon Women in the Mood". I don't think I agree, but I found it interesting.

SwiftTheRedFox
06-22-2010, 12:28 PM
I'd personally probably back Luck of the Fryrish as the best overall but I thought it worth mentioning that commentaries seem to imply the writers think the most humorous episode is the season 3 opener "Amazon Women in the Mood". I don't think I agree, but I found it interesting.

The Amazon Women in the episode is really good. "ME WANT SNU SNU!!" Hahah! I love Zapp Brannigan in that one. "We need rest. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is spongy and bruised."