Western Animation Futurama Discussion

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Fangusu
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10:58:16 AM Jan 18th 2015
edited by Fangusu
Do you any of you guys think there are any Complete Monster candidates from Futurama?
EchoingSilence
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09:36:29 AM Sep 18th 2013
Is it wrong of me to think that "A taste of freedom" Has a Accidental Aesop in it of, "Just because you are a minority does not give you the moral high ground to turn around and start treating other people like shit" or alternatively "Revenge continues a cycle of hate" or something like that. Any thoughts?
Gatchaman432
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09:43:08 AM Sep 25th 2011
Would the episodes Anthology of Interest Parts I and II, Reincarnation, and Holiday Spectacular be examples of episodes that have an Alternate Universe take on the Futurama continuity?
ading
05:25:09 PM Mar 12th 2013
No, they're just Bizarro Episodes.
Camacan
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11:51:46 PM Jul 6th 2011
edited by Camacan
Under Chekhov's Armoury: this one will need more details when it is moved back to main: how do the ashes get spilt or otherwise inappropriately disposed of? Do ashes get spilt? If not, not an example.

  • Ashes to Crashes: All of Fry's friends and relatives from the twenty-first century are dead. That still doesn't stop them being important in certain episodes and plot arcs. Prime example? His dog.
SirChazbot
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10:18:16 PM Jun 26th 2011
Anvilicious? I think the case can be made that, especially the new series, has had enough Green Aesops to qualify. It should absolutely be justified with a 'Some Anvils Need to be Dropped' note, but I still think it should be on there. Agree? Disagree? Ferret?
divinecloudburst
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11:12:23 PM Mar 17th 2011
The "funny" use of "Good news, everyone!" at every possible point in the article really doesn't add anything. It's close to being an in-site verbal tic, actually.
MrDeath
07:17:47 AM Mar 18th 2011
Two instances is "every possible point in the article"?
divinecloudburst
04:59:11 AM Mar 22nd 2011
The point stands. Verbal tics don't belong in articles.
MrDeath
10:11:52 AM Mar 22nd 2011
It's not a Verbal Tic, it's a running gag that's repeatedly used on the show. If there's anywhere at all that a "Good News Everyone!" meme oughta go, it's on the show that it comes from.
divinecloudburst
07:54:34 AM Mar 23rd 2011
Why does it need to go anywhere?
MrDeath
08:02:00 AM Mar 23rd 2011
edited by MrDeath
"Need" has nothing to do with this. It doesn't "need" to go anywhere. For that matter, nobody really "needs" to know what tropes are used in Futurama at all, so should we just blank the page because it's not "needed"?

Likewise, there's no "need" to take it off the page, just that you, and you alone, don't seem to want it there.
divinecloudburst
01:38:19 AM Mar 25th 2011
If you really want to argue semantics, we don't "need" tvtropes at all :)

btw according to the edit history, you yourself conceded they were "verbal tics", just as you alone seem to want them there :)
MrDeath
08:24:30 AM Mar 25th 2011
Yes, that's the point I was trying to make. Saying "we don't need it" on its own has zero value in this discussion.

As for the second point, I was simply mirroring your own edit reason.

And "you alone seem to want them there" is patently false based on one simple fact: I didn't put them there in the first place. Ergo, at least one other troper (the one(s) who put them there) wanted them there.

Furthermore, everyone else who came by the page to edit it, including the half-dozen or so since I put them back, left them right where they were, so it seems you're the only one who actively wants them off the page.
divinecloudburst
03:25:13 PM Mar 25th 2011
If your words are no more than smoke and mirrors, then I see little point in discussing this further.


(On the other hand, you *are* alone in "actively" (to use your phrasing) trying to replace the tics now, especially if we assume, using your reasoning, that the editors between my edit and your yours agree with and support its removal.)
cathstuart
10:49:12 PM Mar 25th 2011
Good news everyone! Everyone wants it to stay there!
divinecloudburst
05:37:00 AM Mar 26th 2011
edited by divinecloudburst
Haha, stay cool. I was only trying to improve the page. In my personal opinion, the proliferation of in-jokey memes makes us increasingly like 4chan or encyclopedia dramatica. But if people 'round here want to keep the jokes, I have no problem with that. No hard feelings all, and happy troping everyone!
MrDeath
11:09:17 AM Mar 28th 2011
Smoke and mirrors? I think you've mistaken my meaning. By "mirroring" your edit reason I meant I was just reusing your words in a clever (if, admittedly, passive aggressive) way.

As for me being "alone" in actively replacing them, there was only two days between your edits and mine, while the Good News Everyone!'s had been there for several months or longer, and it's been over two weeks since I put them back on.

Or, to put it another way, it took four editors before someone (me) put them back, while well over a dozen editors later they're still on there, and probably hundreds left them there before you edited the page.

Heck, the other editors may not have even noticed they were gone—not everyone checks the full page history before they edit. I've seen times where tropers are apparently unaware the page history even exists. Many just pop on the page, head right to the trope they want to edit, save, and move on, whereas I'm a little obsessive about checking the page histories on shows/tropes I follow, so I tend to notice changes like this more readily.
divinecloudburst
10:58:12 PM Apr 1st 2011
Actually you mistook mine. The phrasing was deliberate.

Thank you for admitting to being passive aggressive. It wasn't the best way to engage in a discussion, but that's water under the bridge.
94.9.133.108
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05:43:22 PM Jul 21st 2010
Could someone go into more detail as to why the movies are considered Seasonal Rot?
Peteman
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07:52:36 AM Jun 26th 2010
Is Fry and Leela an Interspecies Romance? Leela is human, albeit a mutated one.
ArcVaranus
02:05:07 PM Jul 10th 2010
Nah. There's people born with extra fingers and toes, or without limbs. It's a strange mutation, but doesn't make them different species or anything. After all, everyone has a little mutation that makes them distinct from one another- it's what makes one person look different from the next. Leela's eye is a rather big deviance, but it's just a mutation in the end.
NothingButJeans
12:38:39 AM Mar 13th 2011
However, the show does cross over into Interspecies Romance territory quite often. My question is, when Fry was in Zoidberg's body and Leela in Farnsworth's, was THAT Interspecies Romance?
Mukora
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02:06:35 PM Jun 7th 2010
Why does the page say the new season is airing on June tenth? Every preview I've seen says it's on the twenty-fourth.
SpaceCaptainX
01:52:54 PM Jun 24th 2015
Doesn't matter, it's gone now.
Nithael
03:24:50 PM Jun 24th 2015
Thank you, I'm sure Mukora was still waiting for an answer to that question five years later.
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