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FUTURAMA 7/13/'03: "Spanish Fry"


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#1 of 13 OFFLINE   Rex Bachmann

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Posted July 13 2003 - 01:27 PM

"Spanish Fry"

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[quote] [quote][*]Fry (at the end): "I never thought I'd escape with my doodle, but I pulled it out."[/list] This one is both funny and clever, and we're down, I think, to a precious four episodes, a two-parter featuring Bender, a final episode with the Robot Devil, and one other.
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#2 of 13 OFFLINE   Jason Seaver

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Posted July 13 2003 - 02:54 PM

[quote] The wonderful take-off on the grainy and/or out-of-focus Bigfoot "documentaries" of the 1970s. [quote] I remember Groening mentioning when this show started that he wanted to really do something that shows the animators off, since The Simpsons really doesn't. I liked this sequence, because they really did seem to be doing a couple neat things with animation style.

Not one of my favorite Futuramae (they generally don't lean so heavily on one joke), but amusing enough.
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#3 of 13 OFFLINE   Dan Rudolph

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Posted July 13 2003 - 07:34 PM

In the DVD commentaries, they mention hwo they originally wanted to remix the theme every episode, but ended up not doing it. I guess for these last few they pulled out all stops. Bender's constant jokes were a riot.
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#4 of 13 OFFLINE   Jay H

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Posted July 13 2003 - 11:45 PM

I loved last night's episode.. Maybe because I'm an avid backpacker/camper. Where can I get one of those popup tents? Posted Image

Plus the fact I was responding to a tent question by a HTF'er on After Hours just as Futurama was beginning..Posted Image

I, too, was laughing at Bender's cracks on Fry, especially the one with the Jerk Chicken and Lrrrrrr's comment about needing to have Fry's Lower Horn jerked... Posted Image

One question: What was the alien abduction tube a spoof of? It kind of remined me of the Pipes screensaver on W2k or NT. 'Hey, what's this tube?' Or was it just a sight gag not spoofing anything?

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#5 of 13 OFFLINE   Todd Terwilliger

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Posted July 14 2003 - 01:54 AM

Great episode! Posted Image I loved the bigfoot references. The documentary Ranger Park showed the gang was hilarious.
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#6 of 13 OFFLINE   Jeff Jacobson

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Posted July 14 2003 - 05:29 AM

[quote] One question: What was the alien abduction tube a spoof of? It kind of remined me of the Pipes screensaver on W2k or NT. 'Hey, what's this tube?' Or was it just a sight gag not spoofing anything? [quote]

It also reminded me of that screensaver. (I think that's what was intended.)

#7 of 13 OFFLINE   MarkHastings

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Posted July 15 2003 - 09:15 AM

[quote] Bender's timed wise-cracking comments about Fry's manly endowments. [quote]I totally love Futurama, but I think I'm the only one who didn't like this. It seemed to be a bit much. One or two would have been funny, but it just seemed like they were reaching for laughs.

A lot of the jokes seemed a bit forced. Most of the gags have already been played to death.

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Posted July 15 2003 - 10:31 AM

[quote] Fry (at the end): "I never thought I'd escape with my doodle, but I pulled it out." [quote]

"Just like at the movie theater! Woooooooo!"

One of the funniest Futurama's ever.

#9 of 13 OFFLINE   StephenA

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Posted July 16 2003 - 03:08 AM

I loved this episode too. Very funny. The only thing that kind of annoyed me was when Bender kept saying woo after his jokes. My favorite part was the reference to the 1967 "film" of bigfoot when the bigfoot in the show turned and looked back at the aliens like the one in he film did.

#10 of 13 OFFLINE   Ric Easton

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Posted July 16 2003 - 04:54 AM

Another one I missed. Just because I got in the habit of it not being on. Was that the last one? Ric

#11 of 13 OFFLINE   Rex Bachmann

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Posted July 16 2003 - 09:28 AM

Ric Easton wrote (post # 10):

[quote] [quote]
I assume the last two episodes will air in August.

If "Spanish Fry" had a special feature in the ending, I missed it. Anyone know?
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#12 of 13 OFFLINE   Ric Easton

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Posted July 16 2003 - 09:47 AM

Thanks Rex, Any ideas on how soon these last few will be appearing on the Cartoon Network? I missed 3 out of the last 4! Ric

#13 of 13 OFFLINE   Mark Turetsky

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Posted July 16 2003 - 10:40 AM

[quote] If "Spanish Fry" had a special feature in the ending, I missed it. Anyone know? [quote]
Yeah, it did. There was a short episode of The Scary Door.




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