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Official Thread - The Mutants Are Revolting - S06E12 - 100th Episode Special

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    Samuel2484

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    "The Mutants Are Revolting" is the one hundredth episode ofFuturama, the twelfth of thesixth production season and the seventh broadcast season. It is scheduled to air 2 September, 2010. At 10pm on Comedy Central. Plot: After Leela is banished to thesewersalong with the othermutants, she and the Planet Express crew lead a revolution for mutant rights.According to the commercial on Comedy Central, this episode will be the season finale for season 6. From the look of the picture, it looks like Fry gets Mutated a little bit, but looks funny. Can't wait for this episode, blimey can you guys believe that it's been 100 already?! Hope it's great and a great Season Finale! I think Season 6 has been great so far!

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    PsyduckRanger

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    No, I can't believe it's been 100. Largely because I don't even count the movies as single episodes, never mind four each. Get ready for this revolutionary thinking; I think of the movies as movies. Bleh.
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    Samuel2484

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    PsyduckRanger wrote:
    No, I can't believe it's been 100. Largely because I don't even count the movies as single episodes, never mind four each. Get ready for this revolutionary thinking; I think of the movies as movies. Bleh.


    Yeah unfortunately I feel the same, the fact that they've counted the Films in this as 4 episodes for each, almost feels like a cheat

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    Sabrespongebob

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    This episode look quite good but Fry looks really wierd as a mutant
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    Meouch7

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    already? it took this show almost 11 years to make 100 as for the simpsons have almost 400 episodes, if this show never cancelled it could probably be the 200th episode

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    3trleo

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    watch this preview here athttp://adf.ly/5pEI

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    PsyduckRanger

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    Yes, but the thing is, Meouch7, Futurama was cancelled, so it's not. We know what episodes are available, and it simply doesn't feel like 100 (again, ignoring the fact that in actuality, screw production numbers, it isn't 100).

    Actually, that's probably part of the reason why it doesn't feel like 100; we know the episodes. I know I for one have watched most of them many, many times on DVD, both with and without commentary. When I feel like watching some Futurama I look on my shelf, with all the episode titles facing me on their spines, and I immediately can think of most of their jokes already. It feels like less because we know them so intimately.

    Also, 3trleo, I'd rather not join some random Portuguese forum to watch some random clip, especially when it's on soon enough anyway. Although, I am apparently that site's 1000000th visitor (and the assure me, it's no joke, they told me the correct time to prove it!), and that means I've won some obscure prize!
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    TheGreatRingsby

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    Pretty good episode, decent finale.



    Other episodes of this season would have made for a better finale though.



    The one thing I didn't like in this episode is that this is the second Deus Ex Machina "save" for Fry in a row. Last week he should have been killed by Lrrr, but it ended up being a teleporter gun, and this week he should have been permanently mutated but ended up in the mouth of another mutant. I'm not a big fan of Deus Ex Machina unless used sparingly, but two times in a row kinda makes you feel like they're toying with the suspense of the series.

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    startug

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    Best... Episode... of this broadcast season I must say. At first it was a little annoying, then it got better and it was really beautiful. I did speculate that the lady WAS Leela's grandma, because she had purple hair and the tentacles.
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    AxStarr

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    Wonder how things will go now that the mutants are on the surface too. Wouldn't mind seeing more of Leela's humorous father
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    antdude

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    Good episode. So this was a season finale? When does it resume again?
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    startug

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    It starts again November 21st, although that's just the holiday episode, the rest will air next year, probably spring or earlier. Better not be June 23rd.
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    scottjoc

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    TheGreatRingsby wrote:

    Pretty good episode, decent finale.



    Other episodes of this season would have made for a better finale though.



    The one thing I didn't like in this episode is that this is the second Deus Ex Machina "save" for Fry in a row. Last week he should have been killed by Lrrr, but it ended up being a teleporter gun, and this week he should have been permanently mutated but ended up in the mouth of another mutant. I'm not a big fan of Deus Ex Machina unless used sparingly, but two times in a row kinda makes you feel like they're toying with the suspense of the series.



    Well the teleporter ray was foreshadowed in that episode so that doesn't really count as a Deus Ex machina. The one in this episode was however.

    Tbh I feel like I watched a different episode to the rest of you because that was seriously disappointing, especially for a 100th episode. Didn't feel like anything big was going on to justify the "100th episode". Not only that but the jokes fell flat and the story felt forced. I'm also getting sick of Fry and Leela constantly falling out and getting back together again, its happened enough times this season.

    All in all, pretty meh episode, I'm probably just judging it harsher because when they say its the 100th episode I expect something better than an episode like this.

    The only real game changer is now the Mutants can be used more in the future episodes.
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    PsyduckRanger

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    It was ok. Certainly not the best this season, by far. But it was daft...I liked the opener, the delivery, and Hermes' line about almost ten a year was great lampshade hanging, as was Fry's later line about having a crush on Leela. It seems even he doesn't know that they're in a relationship.

    Still, it wasn't really that funny, and it was rather a blow continuity-wise for fans. Fry's known that Leela is a mutant for seven years, and known for longer that mutants aren't allowed to live on the surface. He's always had to keep it a secret. It shouldn't have suddenly become apparent now.

    The land Titanic thing...what was up with that? How many times are they going to call something the Titanic, when every time it sinks on its maiden voyage? Doing so once after a thousand years is vaguely believable (although they clearly still have records from the 20th and 21st centuries, so even then it was iffy) but twice is just...ignorant.

    Oh, and startug, it was obvious she was Leela's grandmother...that was never a question. Even if there did happen to be another mutant family with unusual numbers of eyes, tentacles, and naturally purple hair, what were the odds of them both being relevant to the plot? There wasn't even any amount of time in which to speculate in, it was revealed about a minute after she was introduced...
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    TimothyBurley

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    it was a pretty good episode. Not the best for this season but i enjoyed it

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    Samuel2484

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    To be honest I was a little disappointed with this episode. It felt like the episode wasn't celebrating 100 episodes, it felt like it just wanted to get the Mutant Rights thing out of the way and nothing else. It's just the story wasn't incredibly strong for me and I was sad that Futurama's 100th Episode didn't have a more celebratory feeling after I had watched it. However it was good to see a lot of the characters in the whole episode and I liked meeting Leela's grandma. Shame her parents didn't have much to say, her father is so funny

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    thetruesora

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    I think they just had to have that whole bit of Leela telling Fry to keep quiet about being a mutant as a way to start off that storyline. The Titanic thing annoyed me a little too as they already did that with the space Titanic where Amy and Kiff first met.
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    antdude

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    startug wrote:
    It starts again November 21st, although that's just the holiday episode, the rest will air next year, probably spring or earlier. Better not be June 23rd.
    Aren't we supposed to get 13 episodes and not 12? Or is that holiday episode the 13th? I'm confused.
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    TimothyBurley

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    Samuel2484 wrote:


    To be honest I was a little disappointed with this episode. It felt like the episode wasn't celebrating 100 episodes, it felt like it just wanted to get the Mutant Rights thing out of the way and nothing else. It's just the story wasn't incredibly strong for me and I was sad that Futurama's 100th Episode didn't have a more celebratory feeling after I had watched it. However it was good to see a lot of the characters in the whole episode and I liked meeting Leela's grandma. Shame her parents didn't have much to say, her father is so funny


    yeah it could off been better but it was still a good episode, and leelas father is really funny! he should be one of the main characters! Dont u think?

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    Okay, I did a review for another site, and I figure I'll post it here to. Now, I didn't bother to edit it, and there was a lot of profanity (TV.com will cover it up), and there are some things that won't make sense here so bare with me here...



    Earlier today, I watched the one hundredth episode celebration of Futurama, and it sucked! There are a lot of big expectations when it comes to episodes like these, like the 900th episode of Raw. Now, many of you won't remember my over one thousand and eight hundred word rant on how much of an atrocity that show was. Of course, Futurama was much better than that piece of **** but it still was an enormous disappointment. I am here to procrastinate on working on my RP and, more importantly, tell you all why it was an awful episode. Fair warning, spoilers are within this review.

    Before I begin, I feel the need to point out that this isn't even technically the one hundredth episode. Why? Well, they are counting the four movies as four separate episodes, which is sixteen additional episodes to the show's episode amount. Some fans of Futurama don't even count the movies as four episodes, since well, they are movies. Personally, I don't care enough about the debate whether or not we should consider this as the literal one hundredth episode because it doesn't matter as this episode was still bad even without the expectations of being the first triple digit episode.

    The episode starts off with the Professor stating they are making their one hundredth delivery. I realize this is an inside reference about them reaching this monumental episode but I couldn't help but be bothered by it. My first thoughts were, "What the **** I mean, not only has it been like ten years with the crew of Leela, Fry, and Bender (as it's obvious they count the time in between cancellation and the resurrection) but as indicated in the episodes such as "The Sting" and "Space Pilot 3000" their were previous crews. I can't recall how many previous crews because I don't remember the exact dialogue, but Planet Express had more, and I'm assuming the Professor meant the entire history of the company. Albeit, he could mean just the current and only crew we've ever but I seriously doubt that and I understand it's not the greatest delivery company, but that's still extremely sad.

    Next, was that it just generally wasn't funny. I'll keep coming back to this, but it starts about here. The Planet Express have to deliver a sufla (however it's spelled) to some old stuck up **** that for the entire episode doesn't make me laugh at any single instance because she is nothing more than a bore. And a **** Anyways, Bender holds it for a reason I don't remember but it is valid, anyway the planet is small and there is that old broken bridge cliché to the mansion. Now, Bender needs a running start, so he runs backwards around the entire planet and including the bridge, then he proceeds to run across the bridge and around the entire planet, ending by jumping over the bridge, to land promptly in front of the mansion. I hope I explained that correctly, if you thought if was funny, then I didn't explain it correctly because it was one of the most dumbest jokes I've ever seen Futurama do. In the premiere "Rebirth", Leela just screams for an entire minute, that's the only completely horrendous and tedious jokes that is worse than this one. That I can think of.

    Next, they're invited to some fancy thing, about a mutant university. Now, despite being able to easily keep the secret of Leela being a mutant for at least five years, Fry stupidly tells everyone that she is a mutant and she is immediately taking down to the sewer lands. I'm assuming you realize that mutants are banished from civilization above land, if you're reading this. While this was amusing, I can't help but be pissed off by the fact that they are listening to an idiot without even looking into the situation. Yes, Fry is with Leela, but that alone can't give the police enough evidence to actually identify Leela as a mutant and instantly banish her from civilization. I understand this is really over analyzing a tv show, but this is the same show that put in Nibbler's shadow in the pilot episode, so a couple of seasons, I think three, later they can reveal the Nibbler is the one who sent Fry to the future. They put that much effort into this show, so when it comes to this show, I expect more!

    Fry is feeling guilty, and has an actually amusing interaction with Hermes. Honestly, it's probably the best part of the show. After that, the whole gang minus Bender because he doesn't give a **** about Leela, go to the mayor and directly state that they all knew that Leela was a mutant, and they were harboring her. Which of course, get's them banished for two weeks under the sewers. Now, why didn't Fry get thrown in there for announcing that Leela was a mutant? I know I didn't mention it, but when he revealed it, he was defending her, so if they were going to throw Leela down, it would've made sense just to throw Fry in then, because they did have viable evidence but no! Apparently, in this episode, you have to directly state something in order for them to actually care, because if you just heavily imply something, nobody is going to give a **** Once again, I know this is really ****ing, but I bring back previous efforts and it lacks sufficient humour in order to make this passable. With maybe the exception of Zoidberg, I don't think I laughed for the next several minutes, it's that's bad.

    Now, once they are on ground, Fry talks to Leela, who completely snaps on him because he doesn't know what it's like to be a mutant. This is the dumbest damn thing in this episode. Why? Well, LEELA DOESN'T KNOW WHAT IT'S LIKE TO BE A ****ING MUTANT! For the majority of her life, she had no idea she even was a mutant, and even once she learned she was, she never had to deal with the amount of rejection that EVERY OTHER ****ING MUTANT had to. At this point, she was probably banished for exactly one day, so I don't think that gives her the right to start turning into a complete and utter **** to Fry, and try to make him turn himself into the mutant! Yes, Leela has every reason to hate Fry at this point, but the reasons she's giving are just ridiculous. It really pisses me off because Leela is suppose to be the common sense and yet that is completely absent here!

    My second biggest problem involves one of the best jokes, and one of the only ones that are actually funny. In a certain setting, Fry tells the gang that "I don't know if you guys know that I have a crush on Leela" (around those lines) and Professor slaps him with a skeleton hand. That was really funny but it had two big problems, the setting (I'll get to that) and it shows the recent poor handling of their relationship (or that Fry is a bigger moron than Peter Griffin). Earlier this season, Fry and Leela were dating! And then it was heavily implied, that they were STILL dating! Then it was heavily implied that they WEREN'T dating. Then it was implied that they WERE dating! And so on and so on, but maybe this episode sheds light on it. Because I don't recall them every clarifying whether or not they are dating, and if it's NOT ****ING STATED (going back a paragraph or so, in case you're... well, stupid), it's apparently, not true! Holy **** I didn't expect to be this pissed off! I love Futurama, it's one of my all time favorite shows, What The **** The one thing they haven't been doing correctly since it's return is the relationship between Fry and Leela, they messed up one of the most pivotal things into the success of Futurama. I have loved this season, so don't get me wrong, but this is just plain ridiculous! I'm getting off-topic.

    Next, the setting had to do with the Titanic. It was a Titanic parody, why does that sound familiar? Oh, that's right, Futurama has already done a Titanic parody! It was amazing the first time, it was funny, very emotionally touching, and just a great episode. The parody was implemented so perfectly that it really made that episode stand out. This episode, it came off, repetitive, forced, unemotional, bland, and just a bad concept. The entire time with this just made me cringe, none of it was good, especially when you compare it to "A Flight To Remember". This idea just sucked... end discussion.

    This is taking me way too long, anyways Fry decides that Leela was right, which she was even though she couldn't possibly understand what it means to be a mutant either, and jumps into the lake to get muntantized. He looks disgusting, but I'll get to that. Anyways, the rest of the episode from this point is just complete in utter boring. Their are barely any jokes that don't fall flat, and the story is ... well it just bores me. I can explain why, but it doesn't matter, it does. By the way, Bender is barely in this one, he has his own stupid little side story, where he is celebrating one hundred delivers then misses his friends and stops partying. It's not interesting, the best part is looking to see who has been there before. Roberto stuck out for me.

    At the end, the mutants are now able to go to the top, and it turns out Fry was just inside the mouth of a mutant ... what the **** How in the hell did Fry gain complete control, until Leela's kiss, of a mutant by basically being EATEN by IT! Does that make any sense!? If you can explain to me, how that makes any sense, you are a god because it's just ****ing dumb! Also, we meet Leela's grandma, they do the whole shock reveal when you can just look at her and instantly tell that it was Leela's grandma.

    That was the one hundredth episode of Futurama. Did it suck? Hell yes it sucked! Was it funny? Hell no it wasn't funny! It had funny moments, but overall, no it was funny. It was a disappointment, a big one. It sucked, that's it. Nothing else to really add. I didn't like it, I liked the Family Guy one hundredth episode better "Stewie Kills Lois" and Futurama is superior to Family Guy and just about every single way imaginable. That ends this review, see you next time!

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