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Good News, Everyone! [Futurama] is Back!

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  • RikushixRikushix Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Nappuccino wrote: »
    Rikushix wrote: »
    There's one scene that never fails to make me laugh, no matter how many times I watch it: the segment from Beast With a Billion Backs where Farnsworth and the team are at the scientists convention led by Stephen Hawking.

    Every time Hawking makes that "oooooo" noise I lose it. Every time.

    Mine is the "I could fit if I didn't have these damn arms! Ein, ein, ein." from Fry and the Slurm Factory. But I like a lot of the wordplay in there with the "When can we have some slurm?" "Soon enough!" "That's not soon enough!" and the like.

    Plus apparently the guy who designed the grunka lunkas had never seen Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

    The guy who wrote the episode had never seen it before which is even more impressive.

    How is that even possible? I'm assuming they came up with the general concepts before they were so obviously...tailored to fit.

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  • L|amaL|ama Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Newtron wrote: »

    pfft, spongebob did it first

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  • NappuccinoNappuccino Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Rikushix wrote: »
    Nappuccino wrote: »
    Rikushix wrote: »
    There's one scene that never fails to make me laugh, no matter how many times I watch it: the segment from Beast With a Billion Backs where Farnsworth and the team are at the scientists convention led by Stephen Hawking.

    Every time Hawking makes that "oooooo" noise I lose it. Every time.

    Mine is the "I could fit if I didn't have these damn arms! Ein, ein, ein." from Fry and the Slurm Factory. But I like a lot of the wordplay in there with the "When can we have some slurm?" "Soon enough!" "That's not soon enough!" and the like.

    Plus apparently the guy who designed the grunka lunkas had never seen Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

    The guy who wrote the episode had never seen it before which is even more impressive.

    How is that even possible? I'm assuming they came up with the general concepts before they were so obviously...tailored to fit.

    I'm guessing he might have watched it once during the writing process to get the general feel of it but he didn't have the nostalgia that everyone else would have had (possibly) tainting the final result. I mean, most of the jokes in that episode weren't really related to things that happend in CatCF but about the world CatCF established

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  • President RexPresident Rex Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Nappuccino wrote: »
    Rikushix wrote: »
    Nappuccino wrote: »
    Rikushix wrote: »
    There's one scene that never fails to make me laugh, no matter how many times I watch it: the segment from Beast With a Billion Backs where Farnsworth and the team are at the scientists convention led by Stephen Hawking.

    Every time Hawking makes that "oooooo" noise I lose it. Every time.

    Mine is the "I could fit if I didn't have these damn arms! Ein, ein, ein." from Fry and the Slurm Factory. But I like a lot of the wordplay in there with the "When can we have some slurm?" "Soon enough!" "That's not soon enough!" and the like.

    Plus apparently the guy who designed the grunka lunkas had never seen Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

    The guy who wrote the episode had never seen it before which is even more impressive.

    How is that even possible? I'm assuming they came up with the general concepts before they were so obviously...tailored to fit.

    I'm guessing he might have watched it once during the writing process to get the general feel of it but he didn't have the nostalgia that everyone else would have had (possibly) tainting the final result. I mean, most of the jokes in that episode weren't really related to things that happend in CatCF but about the world CatCF established

    An excellent opportunity to listen to the Fry and the Slurm Factory commentary!


    ...Apparently it is Matt Groening who had never seen the movie (and still hadn't by the time the commentary was recorded). They sent him rough drafts of the grunka lunkas that looked just like oompa loompas and said "These are horrible" and made them into the grunka lunkas.


    Other highlights:

    Lewis Morton - "The original name I had for Glurmo was Slurmy Slonka, which was ...uh..."
    David Cohen - "Slurmy Slonka? You were going to have Slurms MacKenzie and Slurmy Slonka in the same episode?"
    LM - "Yes...I'm very unimaginative."

    John Dimaggio - "Who had the idea to put these shirts – those! The ones in Hebrew."
    David Cohen - The Hebrew slurm?
    John Dimaggio - Genius.
    Lewis Morton - "I dunno...Well, I wrote the episode, so it must have been me!"
    JD - "Yeah! You're a genius!"
    LM - "The weird thing is, Hebrew Slurm looks almost exactly like 'shalom'"
    DC - "To the point of being confusing."
    Ron Hughart - "Yeah, we had to redesign that a couple of times, because of that."


    Whimmy wham wham whazzle!

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  • Donkey KongDonkey Kong My lit AF posts will leave you shook Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    That Bender anti-pimping laws scene is the greatest smash cut joke of all time.

    A lazier show would have made that the episode (or at least a B plot). Futurama made every single funny joke on the premise in 3 seconds and instantly moved on to something with way more potential.

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  • Rhesus PositiveRhesus Positive GNU Terry Pratchett Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    VoodooV wrote: »
    I did do the nasty in the past-y

    Verily.

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  • SyphonBlueSyphonBlue Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Luck of the Fryish is better than Jurassic Bark. Yeah I said it.

    Also, the best part of Roswell That Ends Well is the Professor's zoot suit.

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  • ImprovoloneImprovolone Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    I missed pretty much all of last season (first new one, right). I assume it was great and hope to buy it ASAP.

    It's also on instant streaming on Netflix if you got a subscription.

    ...!
    This is the best day ever to be home sick. I love you.

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  • rockrngerrockrnger Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Personal favorite.

    Beck: You have to make a song about how you feel. Like when I wrote devil's haircut I was feeling.... Wait what was that song about again?

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  • L|amaL|ama Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    SyphonBlue wrote: »
    Luck of the Fryish is better than Jurassic Bark. Yeah I said it.

    Also, the best part of Roswell That Ends Well is the Professor's zoot suit.

    Yeah, just thinking about the reveal/twist in luck of the fryrish makes me all gay and teary

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  • RichyRichy Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
  • ImprovoloneImprovolone Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    I didn't realize how much of season 5 I had seen
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQba92LBfHo
    Is the best thing ever

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  • OptimusZedOptimusZed Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    I was just going to post that, Improv.

    It might just be Robot Satan level.

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  • ImprovoloneImprovolone Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
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  • SentrySentry Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    My favorite quote from the new season...

    Amy: You called my thesis a fat sack of barf, and then you stole it?
    Cat: Welcome to academia.

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  • SanderJKSanderJK Crocodylus Pontifex Sinterklasicus Madrid, 3000 ADRegistered User regular
    edited March 2011
    I rewatched some of the new episodes yesterday. Another gem:

    Bender: "Hey, we're just a stone throw away from Tijuana. See! *Throws stone over wall*

    Stereotype mexican voice: "Dios mia, a stone has fallen here, in the outskirts of Tijuana!"

    Bender: "*yells* Is it within the city limits?!"

    Mexican: "Si"

    Bender: "Told you so"

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  • ImprovoloneImprovolone Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    OptimusZed wrote: »
    I was just going to post that, Improv.

    It might just be Robot Satan level.

    Whats more amazing is the batshit insane #1 on Billboard song its based on
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhNM2K8cmU8

    fuckin' beatnick hippies man

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  • hawkboxhawkbox Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
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  • ImprovoloneImprovolone Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Is that a porno?

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  • TomantaTomanta Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Is that a porno?

    It was a syndicated TV show.

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  • hawkboxhawkbox Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    I kind of wish it had been a porno. Would have made the plot make more sense.

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  • DiorinixDiorinix Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    An oldie, but a goodie...
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  • Rhesus PositiveRhesus Positive GNU Terry Pratchett Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    L|ama wrote: »
    SyphonBlue wrote: »
    Luck of the Fryish is better than Jurassic Bark. Yeah I said it.

    Also, the best part of Roswell That Ends Well is the Professor's zoot suit.

    Yeah, just thinking about the reveal/twist in luck of the fryrish makes me all gay and teary

    I'm glad I'm not the only one. I've watched it maybe eight times, and the only time I didn't tear up was the first time, oddly enough.

    Maybe I was too young to appreciate it back then, but the second time I watched it it was like being punched in the stomach with a fist made of emotion.

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  • JoolanderJoolander Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
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    edited March 2011
  • TomantaTomanta Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    ... but that's not a riff on "In the year 2525"

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  • hawkboxhawkbox Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Exactly! I was at least sort of on topic. ;)

    Though fully on topic I am super pumped about having 3 more seasons of futurama!

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  • shosarshosar Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    hawkbox wrote: »
    I kind of wish it had been a porno. Would have made the plot make more sense.

    I also wish it had been a porno, but more because had it been a porno we'd have gotten Hot Gina Torres action and that would have been awesome.

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  • ImprovoloneImprovolone Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    hawkbox wrote: »
    I kind of wish it had been a porno. Would have made the plot make more sense.

    I read the synopsis on Wikipedia and it still left porno status as being a viable option
    When complications arise during her breast augmentation surgery, 20th-century exotic dancer Cleo (Jennifer Sky) is put into suspended animation. Waking 500 years in the future, Cleo joins two women in their fight against the Baileys, armed flying machines who now control Earth's surface. Her team leader, Hel (Gina Torres), is commanded by a mysterious female entity called "Voice," who relays orders via a communications implant under Hel's left ear. Voice controls many other teams and gives them their orders in a similar fashion, in effect forming a resistance to the Baileys, with their ultimate goal to retake the Earth's surface. Their final team member is Sarge (Victoria Pratt), whose sister belongs to a cult that regards the Baileys with reverence and willingly sacrifices themselves to them. Humanity has moved underground and built a complex of elaborate shafts and tunnels created by the "shaft builders" to survive the Bailey menace.

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  • hawkboxhawkbox Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Trust me, it would make more sense as a porno.

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  • DeadfallDeadfall Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Oh man oh man oh man

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  • JoolanderJoolander Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    so uh

    when can we expect new episodes?

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  • KalTorakKalTorak Way up inside your butthole, Morty. WAAAAY up inside there.Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Joolander wrote: »
    so uh

    when can we expect new episodes?

    Grunka lunka, dunkadee depisodes
    You should not ask about the new episodes!
    :whistle:

    (i don't know)

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  • SanderJKSanderJK Crocodylus Pontifex Sinterklasicus Madrid, 3000 ADRegistered User regular
    edited March 2011
    I think the short version is:
    3 New 13 episode seasons are commissioned.
    The first new season will be shown in "Summer 2011"
    The guesswork is that the other two are "Summer 2012" and "Summer 2013"

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  • AtomikaAtomika not a robot. does not eat bugs!Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Joolander wrote: »
    so uh

    when can we expect new episodes?

    Season 7 is supposed to start some time this coming June, and it seems LaMarche suggested that seasons 8 and 9 will premier in June 2012 and 2013, respectively.

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  • TurksonTurkson Near the mountains of ColoradoRegistered User regular
    edited March 2011
    I think it's season 6. They're not counting the movies.

    And this is fantastic news! Better than when I found a beer in the back of the fridge!

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  • RikushixRikushix Registered User regular
    edited March 2011

    One of the greatest moments in Futurama ever.

    I still say Stephen Hawking in Beast With a Billion Backs is the best.

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  • OptimusZedOptimusZed Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Rikushix wrote: »

    One of the greatest moments in Futurama ever.

    I still say Stephen Hawking in Beast With a Billion Backs is the best.
    This is even better with the setup throughout the episode.

    It catches you mid-eye roll with the assumption of the easy "neigh" joke, and slams it home so perfectly.

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  • RikushixRikushix Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    OptimusZed wrote: »
    Rikushix wrote: »

    One of the greatest moments in Futurama ever.

    I still say Stephen Hawking in Beast With a Billion Backs is the best.
    This is even better with the setup throughout the episode.

    It catches you mid-eye roll with the assumption of the easy "neigh" joke, and slams it home so perfectly.

    Exactly.

    This is one of the best scientific references:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3uz-r9fDOkM



    edit: I also cue my emotional reactions from Hedonism Bot.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1LwyVFnEjvo

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  • L|amaL|ama Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
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