Posted August 10 2003 - 07:50 AM
Adam Lenhardt wrote (post #9):
| I didn't find it all that funny. The satire was spot on and much more cutting than anything from the Simpsons in recent years. . . . it was intellectually satistfying, . . . . |
Not a bad episode by any means, just not the best.
I agree completely. A disappointment for me particularly because of the promising episode summary. The producers of the series never seem to run out of wit and inventiveness. (Note the irony of the episode title being a slogan invented by Bender himself.) The humor of late, however, has been lacking in hilarity (cf. "Obsoletely Fabulous"). Maybe by this time they all knew the clock was running down on the series in the corporate front offices. Who knows?
Bear in mind, Fox was saving this to be the final episode of the series, until Matt Groening and company decided to make a special finale episode ("The Devil's Hands Are Idle Playthings"). I think that when Bender looks into the tv camera and talks to parents about what their kids watch on tv, he's talking not
to the audience of his whacked-out 31st-century ir
reality tv show, but to US
, the Futurama
audience (and perhaps to Fox viewers in general).