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Ben Sinister Has Read The New FUTURAMA 'Movie'!!

Published at: Aug. 4, 2006, 8:44 a.m. CST

I am – Hercules!!

The 13 new episodes of “Futurama” hit Comedy Central in 2008, but Ben Sinister has already read the first four, and calls it a tearjerker! No mention of the HypnoToad:

Herc--

So I read the script for the new Futurama episodes / DVD movie. I'll go against Ain't It Cool Tradition, skip five painful and pointless paragraphs that no one cares about, and just cut to the chase.

The script, "Bender's Big Score," is a DVD movie divided into four broadcastable episodes. I don't know how well each episode stands on its own as a self-contained piece of Futurama, but as an arc, the story is delightful and truly epic in scope.

As for the story, it comes from Ken Keeler and David Cohen, and it's very very big. Basically, "Planet Express" undergoes a hostile takeover and its new new owners make use of Bender for some criminal schenanigans. What follows is... a very big plot. Which I don't want to ruin. Because it's a lot of fun, very surprising, and something fans should wait for. Making return visits are: the Nibblonians, Seymour, Barbados Slim, Morbo, Santa Bot, the "God" space entity (probably not for the last time), Al Gore, and yes, sexlexia sufferer Zapp Brannigan (although all too briefly). Not to mention space battles, songs, and even a little time travel.

By episode's end, the world of Futurama is left more or less unchanged, and intact for the next three movies (and beyond?). The real development in these episodes is the elaboration of the mythology of the series. Questions you've asked, and haven't asked, are answered. The movie resembles many fan favorite episodes in terms of structure. There's a lot of similarities to "The Why of Fry," "Time Keeps on Slipping," and "The Luck of the Fryish" as well as "Jurrasic Bark," and more loosely, "The Farnsworth Paradox." Fry / Leela fans have plenty to chew on, and if that romance has ever elicited a tear or two, well, grab a hanky, it may do so again.

I'm sure someone's going to criticize these episodes as derivative of past glories. To that person, I say fuck you. All the great Futurama episodes resemble each other in some ways - great sacrifices are made, love goes unrequited, and past and present intersect in unexpected and touching ways. "Bender's Big Score" delivers on all of that, with fresh material and some hilarious jokes. Seriously, I don't laugh a lot when I read scripts, and I laughed a lot reading this.

I don't think these episodes / this movie will be super accessible to anyone new to the series. While it does a very patient and clever job of re-introducing us to the characters and universe, it quickly slips into continuity porn, which will delight some and confuse others. I know for one I can't wait to see this baby hit Comedy Central, and I suspect nary a Futurama fan will be disappointed.

If you use this, call me Ben Sinister.











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  • Aug. 4, 2006, 9:30 a.m. CST

    I'm so excited I wish I could wet my pants!

    by aylward

    CAN. NOT. WAIT. I've got high hopes and knowing the Keeler and Cohen have wrote it keeps those hopes high! I hope they cram in a good lot of the great CGI they did - nice stuff! and please: lots of Zoidberg! One of my favourite TV characters ever!

  • Aug. 4, 2006, 9:31 a.m. CST

    Futurama ROCKS.

    by Gilkuliehe

    Me and my girlfriend are ABSOLUTE fans of this show and cannot wait for this comeback. WE WANT MORE DOCTOR ZOIDBERG!!!!!!

  • Aug. 4, 2006, 9:31 a.m. CST

    Well worth the wait

    by doctordebug

    The one called smelly hippie is right!

  • Aug. 4, 2006, 9:33 a.m. CST

    Good news, everyone!

    by Horseflesh

    Well someone had to say it. I only wish these were going to be on Cartoon Network. I fuckin' hate Comedy Central and the way they treat some of their shows.

  • Aug. 4, 2006, 9:38 a.m. CST

    Obey the HypnoToad!!!!!

    by JuggFuckler

    Futurama really was the tightest, most well written cartoon comedy show ever. The Simpsons, at its peak , still can

  • Aug. 4, 2006, 9:45 a.m. CST

    two-thousand-fucking-eight???

    by badboymason

    Damn. Traditional animation is both beautiful and annoyingly slooooow....

  • Aug. 4, 2006, 9:59 a.m. CST

    2008

    by FordPerfect

    Is going to FUCKING RULE!

  • Aug. 4, 2006, 10 a.m. CST

    Morbo is pleased but sticky

    by newc0253

    good review. if only more AICN reviewers would "skip five painful and pointless paragraphs that no one cares about".

  • Aug. 4, 2006, 10:10 a.m. CST

    Mmm, continuity porn

    by CellarDoor

    Huzzah for Futurama! Those four seasons are holding up to repeat viewing very nicely but that doesn't retard my desire for more. The plot-heavy episodes are amongst the more enjoyable ones so I think i'll have fun with this. More of the Zapper would be nice though.

  • Aug. 4, 2006, 10:23 a.m. CST

    Ben Sinister is a great name

    by los_urizen

    Good Nabokov reference there

  • Aug. 4, 2006, 10:23 a.m. CST

    Futurama...

    by emeraldboy

    I tried as hard as could to like futurama but for some reason as a show it never clicked with me. Obviously it is vastly different to the simpsons. Maybe it is one of those shows that takes multiple viewings or something or maybe it isnt meant to be comedic and that there is a much more serious tone to something. Skyone dont show Futurama anymore and after fox dumped it. who, here, from the UK thinks that Skyone should bring back futurama?

  • Aug. 4, 2006, 10:47 a.m. CST

    Oh, A Lessson In History From Mister Im My Own Grandpa

    by Pez_Pirate

    Futurama....The Show That DOES NOT Endorse The COOL CRIME OF ROBBERY !!!! I cant wait to see Bender getting his three finger discount on all over the place.... Futurama is some of the best written satire ever. Further, if you havent given them a listen, the Commentary Tracks on the DVDs are just as funny the episodes sometimes.... Oh, I would love for them to do an episode where Morbo's people finally make it and take over, but he gets pissed because it ruins his TV gig.... so he helps kick his people off the planet, possibly with the help of Calculon and alot of the other the non Human characters. Im also hoping when the series returns, we'll see Tales of Interest return.... because once you've watched it, YOU CANT UNWATCH IT !!!!

  • Aug. 4, 2006, 10:51 a.m. CST

    emeraldboy

    by blackwood

    Try harder. You're not alone - I fell in love with Futurama from the first episode, but I know a bunch of folk who totally didn't 'get' it until they saw it in syndication. Then it clicked. Futurama is layered. Like a sexy cake made of aliens and robots. Can't wait for its return.

  • Aug. 4, 2006, 10:56 a.m. CST

    Futurama Tearjerker

    by Blind Spot

    I don't post here most of the time despite having a lot I'd like to add to threads. I am going to post here though because I am personally excited to see Futurama come back. There has never been a cartoon that made me cry before this show. The episode where Fry finds his dog just turned on the waterworks for me. Give me more of that and the big belly laughs and I am there!

  • Aug. 4, 2006, 10:57 a.m. CST

    Continuity porn--the only porn that's GOOD for you

    by zacdilone

    I can't wait.

  • Aug. 4, 2006, 11:04 a.m. CST

    barbados slim?!?

    by vicious_bastard

    Last time I heard he was in Barbados.

  • Aug. 4, 2006, 11:07 a.m. CST

    Cigars are evil/you won't miss 'em...

    by Osmosis Jones

    ...we'll find ways to simulate that smell/oh my what a sorry fella/rolled up and smoked like a panatella/that's on level one of Robot Hell!

  • Aug. 4, 2006, 11:24 a.m. CST

    I think emeraldboy might be his own grandpa

    by MrBoinfoint

    Everyone I've ever encourage to see this show--even those who I've had to tie down and force their eyelids open-- have ended up loving it. Most (but not all) will even admit that it's better than the Simpsons. Surely it hit the ground running and as a season-by-season comparison, it's entire run is more tightly focused and enjoyable. I think it's just not for idiots. That said, I think Cartoon Network might face a precipitous drop in viewership when this starts airing on Comedy Central. Aside from Venture Brothers, none of the new CN shows have any promise. The only drawback is there will be eight hundred commercials for Futurama in between every other show on Comedy Central, and they will show back-to-back episodes sandwiched between a Mind Of Mencia Racism-A-Thon.

  • Aug. 4, 2006, 11:47 a.m. CST

    Can't Wait

    by sambrook

    I've always loved the way Futurama's managed to have a mythology and ongoing arc without the casual viewers even noticing it. Four of my favourite episodes are mentioned as comparisons to this one (Time Keeps On Slippin' and The Luck of the Fryrish tie for top spot) so consider me even more excited than I was before. Which was a lot. And by 2008 they'd better mean January 1st, at 00:01.

  • Aug. 4, 2006, 11:56 a.m. CST

    OH MY GOD!?

    by vanfan

    Sylvester Stallone!!!! Ive been able to breathe easier knowing that at least the futurama story wasnt over yet. Now if people would just realize family guy sucks and didnt deserve to be revived, then i can die a perverted man

  • Aug. 4, 2006, 12:05 p.m. CST

    Way too positive to be AICN TB

    by No-Op

    I don't think I've ever read a TB here that went this long without a raft of bitching or side battles. Futurama must be the most-loved and/or least hated series yet.

  • Aug. 4, 2006, 12:09 p.m. CST

    Jurassic Bark

    by TheFount

    That episode was so depressing. I love the show, but man that one was a downer.

  • Aug. 4, 2006, 12:15 p.m. CST

    Re: No-Op

    by Gilkuliehe

    That's because FUTURAMA fucking ROCKS, man. And besides that, I'd like to say that I haven't met a fan of Futurama I didn't like. Seriously, people who like Futurama are always nice people... You like FUTURAMA=YOU ARE COOL. Woo woo woo woo.

  • Aug. 4, 2006, 12:15 p.m. CST

    Aylward. You totally summed up what I feel.CAN NOT WAIT

    by Teamwak

    I was just thinking how to express my enormous glee when I read your post. Greatest news ever.

  • Aug. 4, 2006, 12:17 p.m. CST

    Fry "That dog wont hunt, Monsignior!"

    by Teamwak

    Possibly the greatest exclamation of No ever. You watched it, You cant un-watch it!

  • Aug. 4, 2006, 12:21 p.m. CST

    No Lur, ruler of Omicron Persei 8?! WTF!!!

    by Darth Bauer

    Madness.

  • Aug. 4, 2006, 12:24 p.m. CST

    Fry did indeed commit Past Nastification

    by Teamwak

    And did become his own grandfather. Farsnworth "Professor...Lava...Hot!".

  • Aug. 4, 2006, 12:24 p.m. CST

    Futurama was even better than the Simpsons when it endd

    by beastie

    They moved all of the good Simpsons writers over, and it became the best animated show on TV.

  • Aug. 4, 2006, 12:25 p.m. CST

    Sorry folks. Time for a Futurama quote run

    by Teamwak

  • Aug. 4, 2006, 12:26 p.m. CST

    Not even if we rub the engines with cheetah blood?

    by Teamwak

  • Aug. 4, 2006, 12:27 p.m. CST

    What did we hit? Was it a space cow?

    by Teamwak

  • Aug. 4, 2006, 12:28 p.m. CST

    Kittens give Morbo gas

    by Teamwak

  • Aug. 4, 2006, 12:29 p.m. CST

    Crawling back to the big Z like a bird on its belly

    by Teamwak

    "Birds dont crawl" "They might!!"

  • Aug. 4, 2006, 12:29 p.m. CST

    Shes built like a steakhouse, yet handles like a Bistro

    by Teamwak

  • Aug. 4, 2006, 12:31 p.m. CST

    Save me, .......and my Banjo, ......and Fry!

    by Teamwak

  • Aug. 4, 2006, 12:42 p.m. CST

    BEST NEWS EVER

    by nef

    woo can't wait

  • Aug. 4, 2006, 12:56 p.m. CST

    You guys stink... I'm going to build my own AICN!

    by ZeroCorpse

    With hookers! And blackjack! On second thought, forget the blackjack!

  • Aug. 4, 2006, 1:15 p.m. CST

    MY MANWICH!!

    by DigitalDong

    Shit this makes me want to watch them all again for what, the 5th or 6th time. Best show ever made. And the DvD commentaries are great. And yes, the Mongols attacking China once the wall was broken down still cracks me up.

  • Aug. 4, 2006, 1:47 p.m. CST

    I Didn't Get It Either At First

    by Sean38

    Futurama never clicked with me while it was on Fox. Then I started watching the reruns and it TOTALLY clicked. Honestly, it holds up to repeat viewing FAR better than any other animated series currently on TV. The way it melds humor with plots and characters you actually care about it BRILLIANT. The "movie" can't come out soon enough. Plus please...more Zapp! "I've never heard of such a brutal and shocking injustice that I cared so little about."

  • Aug. 4, 2006, 1:58 p.m. CST

    Hail Ben!

    by Grayle

    I'm just happy someone finally skipped the five painful and pointless paragraphs that no one cares about, and just cut to the chase.

  • Aug. 4, 2006, 2:03 p.m. CST

    Why So Long A Wait

    by AlabamaBaron

    Oh well, here's hoping they put it on in 2007 sometimes. I wanna see if they pick up where the "Devils Hands Are Idle Playthings" left off.

  • Aug. 4, 2006, 2:07 p.m. CST

    But will it be presented in Double Vision? Where Drunk

    by RezE11even

    I know it will be over here!

  • Aug. 4, 2006, 2:12 p.m. CST

    "When? -Soon enough - That's not soon enough!"

    by GenericGeek

    2008 is far too long to wait. Luckily, there's still Futurama Comics every month. Yeah!

  • Aug. 4, 2006, 2:14 p.m. CST

    Kittens give Morbo gas

    by treewarrior

    heh. good quote. i'm still chuckling. you all are right, time to pull out the dvds and have futurama crank fest clockwork-alex style.

  • Aug. 4, 2006, 3:11 p.m. CST

    DON'T DATE ROBOTS!!!

    by nemesisdarkside

    Can't wait for Futurama to return. 2008 is indeed "not soon enough!"

  • Aug. 4, 2006, 3:29 p.m. CST

    aawwwww, so no appearace by "that guy"?

    by quadrupletree

  • Aug. 4, 2006, 3:31 p.m. CST

    Awesome, and thanks for skipping the usual nonsense

    by Trazadone

    Great review - can't wait!

  • Aug. 4, 2006, 3:43 p.m. CST

    Seymour??!!!

    by Zorak5

    This is a most unexpected development. This report bodes well for the series. Am looking forward to its eventually return. Insert obligatory "all glory to the hypnotoad" comment here.

  • Aug. 4, 2006, 4:27 p.m. CST

    WELCOME BACK TO THE WORLD OF TOMORROW!!!

    by Sans Souci

    "Shut up, Terry." While the Bendercentric episodes were never my favorite, it sounds like all is on course for a true and hilarious revival of the show. Which member of the Waterfall family will die a hilariously tragic or tragically hilarious death this time around?

  • Aug. 4, 2006, 4:28 p.m. CST

    You Can't Unwatch It....

    by meCPS

    Not only that , you can't resist watching it over and over again. Kudos to CN for being smart enough to keep showing episodes every night, even though most of us have seen them numerous times. They just keep getting funnier. And No-OP's comment is right on the money. This is NOT your typical AICN Talkback. FUTURAMA is troll-proof!

  • Aug. 4, 2006, 4:34 p.m. CST

    My Only Regret... is that I have....

    by Kefrif

    Boneitis!

  • Aug. 4, 2006, 4:36 p.m. CST

    Kif, have the boy lay out my formal shorts...

    by StudioPlant69

    The "boy" sir? You Kif, you lay out my formal shorts! gfy

  • Aug. 4, 2006, 4:49 p.m. CST

    Words!

    by Magunga

    Nothing but sweet, sweet words that turn into bitter wax in my ears!

  • Aug. 4, 2006, 4:52 p.m. CST

    I can't swallow that!

    by Magunga

    Well then, good news! It's a suppository.

  • Aug. 4, 2006, 4:55 p.m. CST

    Compare your lives to mine and then kill yourselves.

    by Magunga

  • Aug. 4, 2006, 6 p.m. CST

    Cutting to the Chase

    by Lev_Harris

    "I'll go against Ain't It Cool Tradition, skip five painful and pointless paragraphs that no one cares about, and just cut to the chase." --Thanks!

  • Aug. 4, 2006, 6:29 p.m. CST

    ALL GLORY TO THE HYPNOTOAD!

    by fiester

    And much thanks to the reviewer for me wise decision to "skip five painful and pointless paragraphs that no one cares about" and get on with it. Let's hope it's a trend (but I doubt it; so long as Herc and the crew can recall their flippin' childhoods we'll never stop hearing about them).

  • Aug. 4, 2006, 6:33 p.m. CST

    "I just made out with that radiator girl...

    by DanielKurland

    from that radiator planet." "Fry, that was a radiator." "Which way to the burn ward."... You all have said enough that I don't need to retread, but this should be awesome.

  • Aug. 4, 2006, 7:31 p.m. CST

    BITE MY SHINY METAL ASSSSSSS

    by plantpage55

    SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Aug. 4, 2006, 7:38 p.m. CST

    Sweet something of...somewhere!!

    by Wldmk

    Sounds good, here's hoping it will be worth the wait...to 2008...AND BEYOND!

  • Aug. 4, 2006, 7:45 p.m. CST

    "No, more, hanging wires!!!"

    by Billyeveryteen

    Luck of the Fryish, chokes me up, way more than Jurassic Bark.

  • Aug. 4, 2006, 8:37 p.m. CST

    Thank You, Ben, For Not Pontificating

    by SeedyAl

    I hate how all the reviews on this site have mind numbing exposition before anything pertinent is said. Most of these writers think they are more interesting than they really are. Then there's me. I'm so interesting that people who meet me eventually kill themselves because they realize how utterly boring and inferior they are. It's a real burden, I tell you.

  • Aug. 4, 2006, 9:44 p.m. CST

    "With my last breath, I curse Zoidberg!"

    by Village Idiot

    n/t

  • Aug. 4, 2006, 9:47 p.m. CST

    Great review, Good work.

    by SamuraiJackBaur

    Loved this review, love Futurama, thanks for pre-empting the haters with two little words, F U. I can't wait for Futurama, before the DVD's came out i bought VCDs from ebay of this, can't ever get enough. Boom Futurama!

  • Aug. 4, 2006, 10:18 p.m. CST

    We're going to the backseat of his car ... for coffee

    by durhay

  • Aug. 4, 2006, 10:19 p.m. CST

    urrectum!

    by durhay

  • Aug. 4, 2006, 11:36 p.m. CST

    "You Can't Own Property, Man!"

    by Oozer3993

    Farnsworth: "Well I can, but that's cause I'm not a penniless hippie!" *** "Oh sure. Everyone wants to preserve Hitler's brain, but put it in the body of a Great White shark and suddenly you've crossed the line!"

  • Aug. 5, 2006, 12:49 a.m. CST

    Zap rules all!

    by Rumble808

    "The spirit is willing, but the flesh is spongey and bruised"

  • Aug. 5, 2006, 1:46 a.m. CST

    Sounds great, smart to focus on Bender for it's return.

    by Archduke_Chocula

    http://k105.blogspot.com

  • Aug. 5, 2006, 3:04 a.m. CST

    Our universe is doomed!

    by Gilkuliehe

    DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMED! (And it's "All HAIL the hypno-toad"! You call yourselves GEEKS?)

  • Aug. 5, 2006, 4:45 a.m. CST

    "We have you partially surrounded!"

    by DirkD13"

    Please can we have some more Anthology of Interest Mr. Groening and Mr. Cohen???

  • Aug. 5, 2006, 7:36 a.m. CST

    This is, by a long way the least likely thing that has

    by Teamwak

    ever happened. Kif! Inform the men that I have made it with a women!.

  • Aug. 5, 2006, 7:41 a.m. CST

    The jedi's are going to feel this one...

    by Teamwak

  • Aug. 5, 2006, 7:43 a.m. CST

    Showboating Globetrotter algebra

    by Teamwak

    Thats what I should have learnt at school.

  • Aug. 5, 2006, 8:14 a.m. CST

    NO damn cameos from supposed "celebrities" in this one!

    by JackPumpkinhead

    The WORST part of Futurama were the idiotic "cameos" from some supposed 20th century "celebrities" - these moments are so horribly stupid and annoying...! Who the hell will know what some washed up past actor's head is supposed to mean in 5 years? In fact, who does now? "Paulie Sure" (i.e. the 20th century guy who stole Fry's girlfriend - the first time I heard that name in my life was on that episode of Futurama)? "Lucy Lu"? "Pamela Anderson"? Who the hell are these critters? Are they even still alive (and does anyone care - NO)???

  • Aug. 5, 2006, 3:02 p.m. CST

    Can't wait

    by hobblywobbly

    It took me a while to get into Futurama, but after watching the DVD's I've realized that it's far superior to the Simpsons (and I love the Simpsons). It also took me a long time to warm up to Zoidberg, but the more I watch the show, the funnier he becomes.

  • Aug. 5, 2006, 4:35 p.m. CST

    "Kip, I have made it with a woman..."

    by tango fett

    "inform the men."

  • Aug. 5, 2006, 4:54 p.m. CST

    MORE ZAP BRANNIGAN!!!

    by Spiderhulk

    Seriously .... not too much zap? The guy was comedy gold. I mean I laughed a lot during futurama's run but not as hard as I laughed whenever Zap Brannigan took centre stage. The guy has self-inflated jackass charisma, and a pathetic vulnerability about him that just makes him hilarious in everything he does. MORE ZAP MORE ZAP MORE ZAP!!!! "come on girdle....... hold....."

  • Aug. 5, 2006, 8:02 p.m. CST

    A robot would have to be crazy...

    by Ender's Jeesh

    ... to want to be a folk singer. Best. News. Ever. Such good news I'm ready to send wave after wave of my men in to kill it.

  • Aug. 5, 2006, 9:44 p.m. CST

    A casino where I'm winning? That car must've killed me.

    by Sam Raimi's Car

    A casino where I always win. That's boring. I must really be... in HELL!

  • Aug. 5, 2006, 9:46 p.m. CST

    No, Mr. Smith. You're not in heaven or hell.

    by Sam Raimi's Car

    You're on an airplane! lol jurassic bark is the saddest thing I have ever seen in a cartoon. i love it.

  • Aug. 6, 2006, 1:12 a.m. CST

    Remember what futurama has taught us. . .

    by skydog

    Mermaids don't have vaginas.

  • Aug. 6, 2006, 9:09 a.m. CST

    really, skydog?

    by tango fett

    ...I've wasted my life.

  • Aug. 6, 2006, 9:53 a.m. CST

    What a positive Talkback!

    by chrth

    I'm shocked! ... Seymour returns! WOOHOO!

  • Aug. 6, 2006, 10:30 a.m. CST

    Of course I will return!

    by Morbo

    And you pitiful humans will cower before me!!

  • Aug. 6, 2006, 1:23 p.m. CST

    on the commentary on season 1

    by emeraldboy

    it states that fox hated the show. it was way to too dark and as a viewer at the start, when Fry wanders into the Suicide booth mistaking it for phone booth to call his only living relative the professor in the scene where he meets bender for the first time. Who else find the commentary by Groening and co. annoying.

  • Aug. 6, 2006, 1:29 p.m. CST

    "Balls throughly licked by Earth."

    by SID 8.0

    Best news in days. Can't wait for '08. Uh-oh these balls are getting testy.

  • Aug. 6, 2006, 1:31 p.m. CST

    on the commentary on season 1

    by emeraldboy

    it states that fox hated the show. it was way to too dark and as a viewer at the start, when Fry wanders into the Suicide booth mistaking it for phone booth to call his only living relative the professor in the scene where he meets bender for the first time is very dark as is the scene with the guy being eaten by HG Blob . Who else find the commentary by Groening and co. annoying. for the record I love the character Ziff, i am ziodberg fan. BTW I want to point out. Sky one Showed this series and binned it, this was after fox had announced the series was canceled. They havent shown it since, only in brief re-runs, which channel 4 bought. So in the UK/we are long way behind You and we dont get the sci-fi channel.

  • Aug. 6, 2006, 1:37 p.m. CST

    Fry:I've finally found what I need to be happy in life!

    by JediWuddayaknow

    And it's not FRIENDS! It's THINGS! Bender: ...I'm a thing....

  • Aug. 6, 2006, 2:38 p.m. CST

    emeraldboy what channel are you watching?

    by SimonOrangefish

    firstly, all the DVDs are out, so there is no excuse to be behind, and secondly, sky one never binned the series, they showed all the episodes. and also, for the past 6 months to a year or so before the summer started, they were showing futurama repeats at 5pm each weekday, and they went throught the whole series twice, if not more! futurama is awesome, can't wait for it to be back!

  • Aug. 7, 2006, 6:46 a.m. CST

    I'm as excited as a greensnake in a sugarcane field!

    by raw_bean

    Just here to join the love-fest, although I had to think a minute for an appropriate quote that hadn't been done already. In my defence, that's only because I'm less than halfway through re-watching the series at the mo, and the last time was a while back. -------------- Seriously though, is this the most positive talkback ever or what?

  • Aug. 7, 2006, 9:01 a.m. CST

    This concept of "wuv"

    by BizarroJerry

    confuses and infuriates us!!

  • Aug. 7, 2006, 9:04 a.m. CST

    The DVD commentaries...

    by BizarroJerry

    I thought they were some of the best commentaries I've heard. Those guys really love their show and have fun. And they have a commentary for EVERY episode. Sometimes they had too man people at once, but John DiMaggio, voice of Bender cracks me up. He seems to have roughly the same personality...

  • Aug. 7, 2006, 9:05 a.m. CST

    One more post...

    by BizarroJerry

    I just have to ask, how poor is the state of television when not one, but two shows that have been cancelled years earlier by a network return to the air?

  • Aug. 7, 2006, 10:12 a.m. CST

    It's not the state of TV, it's just that Fox sucks

    by MrBoinfoint

    Run by Republican dick heads promoting a conservative cause while at the same time pandering to the lowest common denominator all in an effort to make money with complete disregard for artistic accomplishment. They look at nothing more than the bottom line. If a show isn't an instant success, they trash it. In the early days, when they were hungry and growing, they nurtured even bad shows. They supported Married With Children and the Simpsons, hell, even Get A Life limped along for three seasons. Now they consistently cancel the shows with true intelligence and quality (Futurama, Undeclared, Arrested Motherfucking Development) and make way for shitacular idiot fests. The real reason for this isn't merely to make money, however, but by providing nothing but cheap, stupid entertainment that causes the viewers to turn off their minds and drool along, they are dumbing down the populace and conditioning them to accept lower standards, so their political ideals can be more easily lapped up, including their braindead manchild of a president. *affixes tinfoil hat* Still, glad to see Fry and co. back.

  • Aug. 7, 2006, 11:35 a.m. CST

    MrBoinfoint

    by SID 8.0

    I hear you 100% my man. You could add Profit and Space:Above and Beyond to that list too. Just glad to have the crew back in action. "Now who's the 500 foot killer robot...not me."

  • Aug. 7, 2006, 1:48 p.m. CST

    Your mistletoe is no match for my T.O.W. missile!

    by Damitol

    I don't know what better testament to the quality of show I can offer than to say I've been laughing out loud just reading the quotes in this talkback. I've seen every episode at least 4 times, and still get at least one really good laugh and a couple of chuckles whenever I watch.

  • Aug. 7, 2006, 2:08 p.m. CST

    Puny Human number 1, Puny Human number 2...

    by Teamwak

    and my good friend Richard Nixon. I could quote Futurama all day. Glad to see its not just me who crazy about this show.

  • Aug. 7, 2006, 2:19 p.m. CST

    The wisdom of Fry.

    by Teamwak

    "Its 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 TV. Then the winter came, and the grasshopper died, and the octopus ate all his acorns and also he got a racecar. Is any of this getting through to you?"

  • Aug. 7, 2006, 2:36 p.m. CST

    The wisdom of Zapp

    by Teamwak

    "I've never heard of such a brutal and shocking injustice that I cared so little about." "The best way into a girl's bed is through her parents. Have sex with them, and you're in." "I am the man with no name - Zapp Brannigan, at your service." (from his chat-up line book) "If I said you had a nice body would you take off your pants and dance around a little?" "If we hit that bullseye, the rest of the dominos will fall like a house of cards. Checkmate."

  • Aug. 7, 2006, 3:09 p.m. CST

    "Pathetic humans! Prepare to write down the recipe!"

    by Teamwak

  • Aug. 7, 2006, 4:45 p.m. CST

    Quote

    by Evil Lincoln

    I don't know why it makes me laugh every time I hear it... "Simulated Evil Lincoln is BACK!!!" BTW: All hail the Hypno-Toad!!

  • Aug. 8, 2006, 10:27 p.m. CST

    But, MrBoinfoint...

    by BizarroJerry

    How do you explain all the shit on the other networks?

  • Jan. 22, 2007, 10:55 p.m. CST

    Nice formatting

    by CTU Mole

    You fail at teh internets.

  • Jan. 22, 2007, 10:56 p.m. CST

    Fark gotta eat

    by c4andmore

    2nd?

  • Jan. 25, 2007, 3:36 p.m. CST

    I MISS

    by brokenheadstuff

    THE KONG TREE-DONG BACKGROUND what the hell happened and howcome noone else is complaining. i know its been like a year or so, but for some reason it just started pissing me off again. Unless every computer i use to look at this site is formatted wrong

  • March 30, 2007, 1:20 p.m. CST

    It's derivative!

    by JackPumpkinhead

    And it's too soon!

  • Dec. 8, 2007, 6:09 p.m. CST

    All Glory To The Hypno Toad

    by sky14kemea

    and bytheby will the hypno toad be in the movie? he was in the trailer though so thats peaches and cream for me ^_^ WHYYYYYYYYY 2008! WHY NOT NOW!!!! Bender rocks only he could kick off the movie with such glamour ^___^ All Glory To Bender!

  • Dec. 8, 2007, 6:14 p.m. CST

    Its Funny...

    by sky14kemea

    "What Is?" "Your Wiener! ahahahahahaha" sorry for the quote, was on the trailer hmm second post, posting gives skybo gas ~_~ bender rocks! fry is cool too :P =D bender rocks! XD i can say it all day i joined this site just to post! bwahahahahahaha Gaaaah i cant wait till 2008, me wannit now!, im gonna pre-book cinema tickets as soon as the adverts start showing >_<

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