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Offline Darth Geek

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Re: Where's my Futurama?
« Reply #390 on: August 08, 2010, 07:19:41 AM »
I still haven't seen any of these. Any idea when they will come out on DVD?



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Re: Where's my Futurama?
« Reply #391 on: August 08, 2010, 07:52:56 AM »
I still haven't seen any of these. Any idea when they will come out on DVD?
They're streaming here: http://www.futurama-stream.com/season-6/episode-8-that-darn-katz


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Re: Where's my Futurama?
« Reply #392 on: August 11, 2010, 02:27:33 AM »
When they panned down at the beginning that boiler room with Scruffy in it was a mess, I think that's the only freeze frame moment in this one.

Son of a, I completely missed Scruffy.  Now I'll have to watch it again one of the thousand times it's repeated.

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Re: Where's my Futurama?
« Reply #393 on: August 11, 2010, 07:28:25 AM »
So...is Leela with Fry or not? They seem to alternate with every episode. 


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Re: Where's my Futurama?
« Reply #394 on: August 11, 2010, 09:40:06 AM »
So...is Leela with Fry or not? They seem to alternate with every episode. 

That's called an "on again off again" relationship!
...and there he was, reigning supreme at number two.  The One... The Only... The Unabeefer.



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Re: Where's my Futurama?
« Reply #395 on: August 11, 2010, 09:48:19 AM »
So...is Leela with Fry or not? They seem to alternate with every episode. 

That's called an "on again off again" relationship!
As long as she isn't ignoring him and treating him like crap when he tries hard. Leela is a great character, but when Fry really goes out of his way to try to do something good for her and she doesn't recognize his effort, that always made her seem so callous. Plus the few times she has gotten interested in him are for such shallow reasons. I know Fry is an idiot and often his plans backfire, but he clearly cares more than anyone Leela is ever going to meet.

Maybe I just see more in Fry than I care to admit. ...nah. Can't be that...



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Re: Where's my Futurama?
« Reply #396 on: August 11, 2010, 11:25:53 AM »
The fry/leela crap too often gets in the way of the funny, so I'd like it to go away.

But it also leads to some of the funniest stuff they have done, if Fry wasn't trying to impress Leela we wouldn't have The Devil's Hands Are Idle Playthings or Fry slicing up his own brain to drive out the worms or the candy heart thing or a lot of the jokes in that time jumping episode or... well, you get the idea...

Overall the Fry and Leela stuff has lead to more good jokes than lack of jokes, and the show would not be as funny if it didn't have serious moments, that's part of the formula for all long running comedy, and in this show those moments have to come from the relationships, so the setting for the show can be crazy.

And finally, the show works the way it is, extremely few shows get better when they mess around with the characters, so like it or leave it, meat bag. ;-)

Hmmm, think I had too much caffeine this morning....

 


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Re: Where's my Futurama?
« Reply #397 on: August 11, 2010, 12:15:04 PM »
The fry/leela crap too often gets in the way of the funny, so I'd like it to go away.

and the show would not be as funny if it didn't have serious moments,

I agree with your other points more or less, but not this part.

Can you think of a long running show like this one that was non-stop jokes?  Without slowing down to do some character development once in a while the show would become a stale stand-up routine.  I'm not sure a lot of the stuff they do would be as funny if you didn't like the characters, and it's hard to like them if you never get to know them.


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Re: Where's my Futurama?
« Reply #398 on: August 11, 2010, 12:18:48 PM »
Can you think of a long running show like this one that was non-stop jokes?

Family Guy. (Which I like, but still: advantage -- occasional serious moments) :^)


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Re: Where's my Futurama?
« Reply #399 on: August 11, 2010, 12:53:42 PM »
Can you think of a long running show like this one that was non-stop jokes?

Family Guy. (Which I like, but still: advantage -- occasional serious moments) :^)

Yea, that one is more like a continuous stand-up routine, and the difference there is I don't think it holds up as well to repeat viewings, can't think of one where I wanted to go back and watch it again right away.  You need to sort of forget an episode for it to be funny again.     I also don't think it's as funny as Futurama, hard to say if it's that the jokes are not as good or if it's because the show is non-stop joke attempts.


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Re: Where's my Futurama?
« Reply #400 on: August 11, 2010, 01:53:32 PM »
South Park? The Simpsons?

The Simpsons has TONS of warm character development moments... even in the first season, take the episode where Bart destroys his sister's Thanksgiving centrepiece.  PLENTY of development and plot on that show...
...and there he was, reigning supreme at number two.  The One... The Only... The Unabeefer.



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Re: Where's my Futurama?
« Reply #401 on: August 12, 2010, 06:52:26 AM »
South Park? The Simpsons?

The Simpsons has TONS of warm character development moments... even in the first season, take the episode where Bart destroys his sister's Thanksgiving centrepiece.  PLENTY of development and plot on that show...

Always the crappiest moments.

I disagree. The Thanksgiving episode is one of my all-time favorite Simpsons, and still gets me choked up.

As an aspiring comedy writer, I believe in the tried-and-true formula where if you empathize with the characters more, it makes the laughs more genuine. If you don't care about the characters, the laughs just become cheap.


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Re: Where's my Futurama?
« Reply #402 on: August 12, 2010, 09:03:53 AM »
South Park? The Simpsons?

The Simpsons has TONS of warm character development moments... even in the first season, take the episode where Bart destroys his sister's Thanksgiving centrepiece.  PLENTY of development and plot on that show...

Always the crappiest moments.

I disagree. The Thanksgiving episode is one of my all-time favorite Simpsons, and still gets me choked up.

As an aspiring comedy writer, I believe in the tried-and-true formula where if you empathize with the characters more, it makes the laughs more genuine. If you don't care about the characters, the laughs just become cheap.

Exactly... that scene with Bart and Lisa on the rooftop is brilliantly written, and is what I always point to when anyone tries arguing that whole "Well, in the earlier seasons they weren't very wholesome or family oriented"
...and there he was, reigning supreme at number two.  The One... The Only... The Unabeefer.



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Re: Where's my Futurama?
« Reply #403 on: August 12, 2010, 08:19:24 PM »
Wow, they really are exploring strange character combinations.


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Re: Where's my Futurama?
« Reply #404 on: August 13, 2010, 08:49:30 AM »
Zoidberg and Cubert, now? They're just plowing THROUGH the unexplored duos!