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2022-05-25 3:24:37 AM  
It's a good list, Jurassic Bark might be the worst, so bad it made everyone cry.
 
2022-05-25 3:33:50 AM  

wildcardjack: It's a good list, Jurassic Bark might be the worst, so bad it made everyone cry.


My ex had our dig in her lap the first time that episode came on. She cried and pulled him in closer. Fun fact, that same dog is 17 now.
 
2022-05-25 3:35:46 AM  
Also, I don't agree with the entire list. 'The Late, Great Philip J Fry' is excellent, if only for the music.
 
2022-05-25 3:49:35 AM  

pxlboy: Also, I don't agree with the entire list. 'The Late, Great Philip J Fry' is excellent, if only for the music.


The glaring omission is the Snu-Snu episode with the Amazonian women.  I'd swap it out with Time Keeps on Slippin'.

I thought another one that should have made the list was the Married With Children callback-A Biclops Built for Two.
 
2022-05-25 3:54:17 AM  

LordBeavis: pxlboy: Also, I don't agree with the entire list. 'The Late, Great Philip J Fry' is excellent, if only for the music.

The glaring omission is the Snu-Snu episode with the Amazonian women.  I'd swap it out with Time Keeps on Slippin'.

I thought another one that should have made the list was the Married With Children callback-A Biclops Built for Two.


I'll take the first one. The second one, not as much. 'I Second That Emotion' I'd take as a replacement for 'Leela's Homeworld'.
 
2022-05-25 4:22:28 AM  
Drop 'Brannigan, Begin Again' and 'Time Keeps On Slippin', and add 'Three Hundred Big Boys' and '30% Iron Chef.'
 
2022-05-25 7:50:01 AM  
Whar Bendin' in the wind?
 
2022-05-25 8:06:52 AM  
Where are all the outstanding episodes from Season 5 and beyond?

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2022-05-25 8:19:52 AM  
"Devil's Hands" should be higher and the list is missing "Luck of the Fryrish"
 
2022-05-25 8:34:18 AM  

ArkAngel: "Devil's Hands" should be higher and the list is missing "Luck of the Fryrish"


Luck of the Fryish had 10 times the emotional punch than Jurassic Bark but it is always overlooked.

Colour_out_of_Space: Where are all the outstanding episodes from Season 5 and beyond?

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They only had 4 seasons. What are you talking about?
 
2022-05-25 8:39:44 AM  
I'm nominating the final episode, "Meanwhile".  Just because it hit me in the feels, and it's rare that a series sticks the landing.
 
2022-05-25 8:43:15 AM  

Subtonic: ArkAngel: "Devil's Hands" should be higher and the list is missing "Luck of the Fryrish"

Luck of the Fryish had 10 times the emotional punch than Jurassic Bark but it is always overlooked.

Colour_out_of_Space: Where are all the outstanding episodes from Season 5 and beyond?

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They only had 4 seasons. What are you talking about?


That's the spirit. Forget the Comedy Central run ever happened.
 
2022-05-25 8:44:05 AM  
I like L7 World if only for the Reece's Feces joke.

But yeah, after season 5 it's a lot of miss and Leadbelly.
 
2022-05-25 9:00:04 AM  
I agree on the easier omissions of Luck of the Fryish and Late PJF. I do have a soft spot for time keeps slipping though.
 
2022-05-25 9:05:18 AM  
Nerdy Honorable Mention:  The Prisoner of Benda marks the first and (to my knowledge) only time where a mathematical theorem was proven via a television show.
 
2022-05-25 9:09:09 AM  

Colour_out_of_Space: Where are all the outstanding episodes from Season 5 and beyond?

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Season 5 was the four direct-to-video movies edited for TV.

'The Prisoner of Benda', and 'Law and Oracle' from season 6, and 'Game of Tones' from season 7 were solid episodes.
 
2022-05-25 9:10:26 AM  
I don't know if it's one of the best episodes, but I think about that giant brain shouting, "I MUST LEAVE NOW, FOR NO RAISIN!" At least once a week.
 
2022-05-25 9:14:37 AM  

Colour_out_of_Space: Where are all the outstanding episodes from Season 5 and beyond?

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I really liked the finale, which I guess isn't the finale anymore. Outside of that only the da Vinci and Evolution episodes stand out, but neither are as good as anything in the original run.
 
2022-05-25 9:15:42 AM  

bearded clamorer: Drop 'Brannigan, Begin Again'


This episode is my least favorite of his appearances.
 
2022-05-25 9:40:05 AM  

AnotherBluesStringer: I don't know if it's one of the best episodes, but I think about that giant brain shouting, "I MUST LEAVE NOW, FOR NO RAISIN!" At least once a week.


I listened to the full Slumcast podcast because that joke was included prominently.

I'm a bit different than most people, my favorite Futurama episodes will be the new ones coming out.

Once all new ones are over, I'll reassess.
 
2022-05-25 9:50:09 AM  
List fails without "The Late Phillip J. Frye"
 
2022-05-25 9:50:44 AM  

bearded clamorer: Colour_out_of_Space: Where are all the outstanding episodes from Season 5 and beyond?

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Season 5 was the four direct-to-video movies edited for TV.

'The Prisoner of Benda', and 'Law and Oracle' from season 6, and 'Game of Tones' from season 7 were solid episodes.


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2022-05-25 10:03:20 AM  
Plus, Fry's hijinks with his grandparents lead to him having special brainwaves that become a plot point in future episodes.

Nasty in the Pasty, past nastification.  That's good funny.
 
2022-05-25 10:17:10 AM  
The entire show is just fantastic.
 
2022-05-25 10:18:13 AM  
Also, my favorite gag

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2022-05-25 10:24:38 AM  

Colour_out_of_Space: Where are all the outstanding episodes from Season 5 and beyond?

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I enjoyed them, but it's pretty tough to make an argument for them having any top ten material.
 
2022-05-25 10:28:03 AM  

Colour_out_of_Space: bearded clamorer: Colour_out_of_Space: Where are all the outstanding episodes from Season 5 and beyond?

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Season 5 was the four direct-to-video movies edited for TV.

'The Prisoner of Benda', and 'Law and Oracle' from season 6, and 'Game of Tones' from season 7 were solid episodes.

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Speaking of which, no love for How Hermes Requisitioned His Groove Back?
 
2022-05-25 10:29:02 AM  

Colour_out_of_Space: bearded clamorer: Colour_out_of_Space: Where are all the outstanding episodes from Season 5 and beyond?

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Season 5 was the four direct-to-video movies edited for TV.

'The Prisoner of Benda', and 'Law and Oracle' from season 6, and 'Game of Tones' from season 7 were solid episodes.

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In addition to the episodes bearded clamor mentioned, I submit that Overclockwise, The Late Philip J Fry, and Mobius Dick as episodes from the comedy central seasons that stand up to the quality of the original run. Those are just off the top of my head, I'm sure there's more if I went through the list of episodes. I also enjoyed the throw away episode animated in three different styles that had jokes poking fun at each style. Outright dismissal of the later seasons means missing out on some of the best episodes of the series in my opinion.
 
2022-05-25 10:29:06 AM  
How did "Where No Fan Has Gone Before" not make this list?

And there's something about "The Farnsworth Parabox" that just makes me laugh my ass off. I think it's the scene where Hermes is shown seriously considering murdering the rest of the crew.
 
2022-05-25 10:45:54 AM  
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2022-05-25 10:50:11 AM  
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2022-05-25 10:51:39 AM  
List needs "The Great Phillip J. Fry," which I might note is from the Comedy Central run.

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2022-05-25 10:53:41 AM  

AnotherBluesStringer: I don't know if it's one of the best episodes, but I think about that giant brain shouting, "I MUST LEAVE NOW, FOR NO RAISIN!" At least once a week.


Futurama - Now I am leaving Earth for no raisin
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2022-05-25 10:57:59 AM  

AnotherBluesStringer: I don't know if it's one of the best episodes, but I think about that giant brain shouting, "I MUST LEAVE NOW, FOR NO RAISIN!" At least once a week.


I quote the show a lot, but when I do something smort I will often declare "I'M A GIGANTIC BRAIN".

I'm a gigantic brain!
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/Such a damned great show.
 
2022-05-25 11:03:48 AM  
Any one where Katy Segal sings.
 
2022-05-25 11:05:53 AM  
Bender Deal With the Devil
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2022-05-25 11:10:54 AM  

Subtonic: ArkAngel: "Devil's Hands" should be higher and the list is missing "Luck of the Fryrish"

Luck of the Fryish had 10 times the emotional punch than Jurassic Bark but it is always overlooked.

Colour_out_of_Space: Where are all the outstanding episodes from Season 5 and beyond?

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They only had 4 seasons. What are you talking about?


I like to think of Luck of the Fryrish, Jurassic Bark, and Lela's Homeworld as the trilogy of tears, because each of them will speak to different people but covering nearly everyone sad that they feel alone or unloved, that there are people who love you deeply and you don't even know
 
2022-05-25 11:12:16 AM  

TheManofPA: I agree on the easier omissions of Luck of the Fryish and Late PJF. I do have a soft spot for time keeps slipping though.


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2022-05-25 11:14:04 AM  
Where is That's Lobstertainment? Burning in hell where it belongs?
 
2022-05-25 11:19:54 AM  

JustMatt: Colour_out_of_Space: bearded clamorer: Colour_out_of_Space: Where are all the outstanding episodes from Season 5 and beyond?

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Season 5 was the four direct-to-video movies edited for TV.

'The Prisoner of Benda', and 'Law and Oracle' from season 6, and 'Game of Tones' from season 7 were solid episodes.

[Fark user image image 400x301]

In addition to the episodes bearded clamor mentioned, I submit that Overclockwise, The Late Philip J Fry, and Mobius Dick as episodes from the comedy central seasons that stand up to the quality of the original run. Those are just off the top of my head, I'm sure there's more if I went through the list of episodes. I also enjoyed the throw away episode animated in three different styles that had jokes poking fun at each style. Outright dismissal of the later seasons means missing out on some of the best episodes of the series in my opinion.


I always enjoyed Clockwork Origin, and that's also the episode that gave us the "I don't want to live on this planet anymore" meme.
 
2022-05-25 12:29:26 PM  
There are plenty of quality episodes from Comedy Central. The hit/miss ratio was inferior, but the drop in quality isn't really that significant. They got more experimental - which viewers either loved or hated. I liked Naturama and Neutopia, but a lot of people hate those.

I do want to know how Futurstocks got in the top 10. It was actually one of the weaker episodes from the first run.
 
2022-05-25 1:03:11 PM  
madgonad:
I do want to know how Futurstocks got in the top 10.

Because it grows the brand.
 
2022-05-25 1:09:31 PM  
I am not sure there is an episode I skip when I rewatch the WHOLE series (including movies and CC), so therefore the whole series is great.

I have spoken

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2022-05-25 1:27:31 PM  

OhioUGrad: I am not sure there is an episode I skip when I rewatch the WHOLE series (including movies and CC), so therefore the whole series is great.

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Same here. I frequently watch the show as I fall asleep, and the only time I'll skip an episode is if it's an episode that wakes me up. "Rebirth" is the worst offender on that front because there's a robot voice that yells "WAKE UP! WAKE UP! WAKE UP!" at one point. Although that sound does make a good phone alarm.
 
2022-05-25 1:27:40 PM  

madgonad: I do want to know how Futurstocks got in the top 10



Don't worry about how Future Stock got in the top 10.Let me worry about blank
 
2022-05-25 1:37:36 PM  

OhioUGrad: I am not sure there is an episode I skip when I rewatch the WHOLE series (including movies and CC), so therefore the whole series is great.

I have spoken

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For me, I can never be assed to watch Beast with a Billion Backs. Mostly because I use Futurama as default background noise, so unless I am in lazy mode week, and feel like doing a start to finish run, it's the only one I skip.

I used to skip rebirth, but it grew on me. Not sure if it is better or worse than the pilot, but I always get a little wierd on episodes that feel the need to (re)introduce characters. Not sure why. I guess I prefer the lived-in feel of normal episodes.
 
2022-05-25 2:11:41 PM  

bearded clamorer: Drop 'Brannigan, Begin Again' and 'Time Keeps On Slippin', and add 'Three Hundred Big Boys' and '30% Iron Chef.'


"Time Keeps on Slipping" has one of my favorite exchanges in the whole series:

Lela: We lost! Now the whole universe is gonna crack wise about our mamas!

Hermes:I'm just glad my fat, old mama isn't alive to see this.

Farnsworth: Enough about your promiscuous mother!
 
2022-05-25 3:52:07 PM  

AppleOptionEsc: OhioUGrad: I am not sure there is an episode I skip when I rewatch the WHOLE series (including movies and CC), so therefore the whole series is great.

I have spoken

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For me, I can never be assed to watch Beast with a Billion Backs. Mostly because I use Futurama as default background noise, so unless I am in lazy mode week, and feel like doing a start to finish run, it's the only one I skip.

I used to skip rebirth, but it grew on me. Not sure if it is better or worse than the pilot, but I always get a little wierd on episodes that feel the need to (re)introduce characters. Not sure why. I guess I prefer the lived-in feel of normal episodes.


Why do you skip Beast? (it does kind of drag on for me)

I agree about reintroducing characters. The best "reintroduction" was Family Guy when Peter listed all the failed Fox shows.

I am curious to see how they will "reintroduce" the characters on the Hulu version next year.
 
2022-05-25 3:56:27 PM  

Mentat: Also, my favorite gag


Two of mine...

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2022-05-25 4:05:52 PM  

kolpanic: Mentat: Also, my favorite gag

Two of mine...

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Here's a subtle one from 'Love and Rocket':

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