History YMMV / Futurama

8th Feb '16 8:40:47 AM Animeking1108
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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter: After it was revealed that [[spoiler: Igner was Farnsworth's son]], that gave the show potential for story ideas after it was UnCancelled. However, after the reveal, [[spoiler: Igner]] stayed a side character and it was never brought up again.
7th Feb '16 9:59:52 PM ParkedCarAnne
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* ValuesDissonance: "Bend Her," aired in 2003, is pretty transphobic by today's standards. It's also sexist, as it implies than any male, even one with as unhealthy a lifestyle as Bender, could easily win gold against trained female Olympians in their prime. * WereStillRelevantDammit: The Comedy Central series is a lot more prone to referencing topical events... and some that were topical several years before. ''Attack of the Killer App'' alone has [=iPhones=], Twitter, Susan Boyle, and references to Jared from the Subway adverts at the same time. This episode aired in mid-2010, well after many of these topics stopped being topical (or at least edgy). The only good thing to come from this is the fact that, unlike the later episodes of ''TheSimpsons'', the topical events that become irrelevant or passe here aren't as painful and in-your-face (unless you're watching the episode "Decision 3012", which was nothing but a thinly-veiled reference to the "birthers" who think Barack Obama doesn't have a birth certificate and isn't legally a U.S. citizen).
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* ValuesDissonance: As funny (and somewhat heartwarming) as it is, the episode "Bend Her," Her" (first aired in 2003, is pretty transphobic by today's standards. It's also sexist, 2003) can come off as offensive to transgendered people and women these days, as it implies than any male, even one with as unhealthy a lifestyle as Bender, could easily win gold against trained female Olympians shows Bender dominating in the Olympics over the fembots and getting a sex change to trick the judges (and Calculon). There's also Farnsworth's misogynist remarks about women being swayed by their prime. emotions (though Leela does slap him for saying that) and Bender (as "Coilette") acting slutty as a means to be attractive to Calculon. * WereStillRelevantDammit: The Comedy Central series is a lot more prone to referencing topical events... and some events that were topical several years before.end up being yesterday's news not long after the episode airs. ''Attack of the Killer App'' alone has [=iPhones=], Twitter, Susan Boyle, and references to Jared from the Subway adverts at the same time. This episode aired in mid-2010, well after many of these topics stopped being topical (or at least edgy). The only good thing to come from this is the fact that, unlike the later episodes of ''TheSimpsons'', that the topical events that become irrelevant or passe here aren't as painful and in-your-face as it is on the latter-day episodes of ''TheSimpsons'' (unless you're watching the episode "Decision 3012", which was nothing but a thinly-veiled reference to the "birthers" who think Barack Obama doesn't have a birth certificate and isn't legally a U.S. citizen).citizen, though that episode was considered bad because of its [[{{Anvilicious}} heavy-handed politics]], not because of dated references).
7th Feb '16 9:51:30 PM ParkedCarAnne
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* WereStillRelevantDammit: The Comedy Central series is a lot more prone to referencing topical events... and some that were topical several years before. ''Attack of the Killer App'' alone has [=iPhones=], Twitter, Susan Boyle, and references to Jared from the Subway adverts at the same time. This episode aired in mid-2010, well after many of these topics stopped being topic (or at least edgy).
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* WereStillRelevantDammit: The Comedy Central series is a lot more prone to referencing topical events... and some that were topical several years before. ''Attack of the Killer App'' alone has [=iPhones=], Twitter, Susan Boyle, and references to Jared from the Subway adverts at the same time. This episode aired in mid-2010, well after many of these topics stopped being topic topical (or at least edgy). The only good thing to come from this is the fact that, unlike the later episodes of ''TheSimpsons'', the topical events that become irrelevant or passe here aren't as painful and in-your-face (unless you're watching the episode "Decision 3012", which was nothing but a thinly-veiled reference to the "birthers" who think Barack Obama doesn't have a birth certificate and isn't legally a U.S. citizen).
6th Feb '16 11:10:10 PM Flailmorpho
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Way too political, went off on a tanget
** In "Mars University", Leela points out that 20th century colleges were essentially expensive daycare centers. Cut to more recent events, where Ivy League university students are flat out demanding that there be "safe spaces", lest they should face any sort of challenge to their beliefs, outright calling for teachers that don't agree with them to be fired in some cases...pretty much they want a college to be a daycare rather than a place of learning.
31st Jan '16 1:21:08 PM baku_destructor
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** Alternatively [[ZigZaggingTrope zig-zagged]] or [[DoubleSubversion double-subverted]], as the eco-feminists come off as disorganized, overzealous morons.
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** Alternatively [[ZigZaggingTrope zig-zagged]] or [[DoubleSubversion double-subverted]], as the eco-feminists come off half the time as well-intentioned heroes, and the other half as disorganized, overzealous morons.
24th Jan '16 2:44:27 PM Da1tonTheGreat
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* ValuesDissonance: "Bend Her," aired in 2003, is pretty transphobic by today's standards.
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* ValuesDissonance: "Bend Her," aired in 2003, is pretty transphobic by today's standards. It's also sexist, as it implies than any male, even one with as unhealthy a lifestyle as Bender, could easily win gold against trained female Olympians in their prime.
23rd Jan '16 1:15:40 PM SarcasmKid
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** Is Linda really blissfully unaware of what Morbo says when he goes on to threaten the human race? She's been working with the guy for years, and since his people still haven't done anything to Earth she could well view his tirades as big talk.
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** Is Linda really blissfully unaware of what Morbo says when he goes on to threaten the human race? She's been working with the guy for years, and since his people still haven't done anything to Earth she could well view his tirades as big talk. Although a later episode revealed she's a hardcore alcoholic which may have something to do with her reactions.
23rd Jan '16 7:36:23 AM Da1tonTheGreat
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* ValuesDissonance: "Bend Her," aired in 2003, is pretty transphobic by today's standards.
19th Jan '16 9:06:06 AM SolidSonicTH
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** Lars Fillmore could be seen as [[spoiler:a version of Fry who straightened out his life, learned some valuable lessons about relationships and maturity, and knew what Leela was really looking for in a man better than Fry himself]] or an opportunist who almost stole [[spoiler:his less mature self's]] chance at happiness just because he saw a potential advantage without any regard for how Fry felt ([[spoiler:which is something he'd be well aware of in doing so, because of who he is]]).
14th Jan '16 11:49:55 AM Eagal
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Examples of Some Anvils Need To Be Dropped need to establish that the story is improved by anvilicious message over a more subtle one.
* SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped: ** "The Cyber House Rules": Your real friends are the ones who like you for you, and trying to fit in with a shallow crowd isn't worth it. ** "The Luck of the Fryrish", "Cold Warriors", and "Game of Tones": Even if they don't always show it, your family members love you.
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