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    jimbo_001

    [1]Jul 19, 2007
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    Okay, I was inspired/plagiarised by several other forums to contain all favourites in a stickied thread for easy access and so whenever someone has something to add that they love about Futurama, they can feel free to put it in this thread, including:

    Favourite Characters
    Favourite Episodes
    Favourite Planets
    Favourite Aliens
    Favourite Quotes
    Favourite Seasons
    Favourite Inventions
    Favourite Emotional/Dramatic Episodes (meaning I'll unsticky the current one on the topic)
    Favourite Couple
    Least Favourite Characters
    Least Favourite Episodes...

    Well, you get the idea. For starters, I'll put down some of my favourites.

    Favourite Characters
    1. Bender Bending Rodriguez
    2. Professor Hubert Farnsworth
    3. Phillip J Fry
    4. "Dr" John Zoidberg
    5. Zapp Brannigan

    All of these have cl@ssic lines and are terrific whenever they appear, Farnsworth's senility, Bender's drinking problem, Fry's idiocy, Zoidberg's quest for food and Zapp's schemes.

    Favourite Episodes
    1. Hell is other robots
    2. Roswell That Ends Well
    3. Anthology of Interest
    4. War Is The H Word
    5. Anthology of Interest 2
    6. The Why of Fry
    7. Xmas Story
    8. The Day The Earth Stood Stupid
    9. The Farnsworth Parabox
    10. Mars University

    Favourite Emotional Episode
    Jurassic Bark, closely followed byLuck of the Fryrish

    Favourite Season
    Four

    And I'm not in a negative mood so I'll leave my least favourites for another day. Anyway, dicuss all your favourites in this thread, feel free to go into as much detail as you like or disagree with some people's options.

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    lazyjay

    [2]Jul 23, 2007
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    Pre-post note: Thanks Jimbo_001! I really the new forum format/structure/guidelines. Well Done!

    Now, I think I'll be posting to this thread fairly often as I constantly find new favorites from this, my favourite show-about-to-make-a-psuedo-come-back-via-direct-to-dvd-movies, so I'll just mention a few off-the-top-of-my-head favourites.

    Favourite Episode:
    I'm still drawn to the very first episode of Futurama that I saw, Hell Is Other Robots. It was May of 1999 and I was traveling for business at the time and stumbled onto the show while flipping channels at the local rent-a-room hotel. It was like an epiphany - Science Fiction, Comedy and Animation all rolled into one... The second best thing I've ever seen! Add in the great song (and subsequent line "No! Oh, They're tormenting me with up-tempo singing and dancing!") and the religious humour (my Dad is a Southern Baptist minister) and you've got one of the best television shows I've ever watched. Over the coming years I rarely got to watch the original broadcasts because my wife (at the time) disliked Science Fiction, Comedy and especially Animation. So, thanks to a divorce and [adult swim] on cartoon network I fell in love with the show all over again, but still I think I've never seen anything as great as the first one I watched. Although, luckily (by chance) I got to watch the original braodcast of The Devil's Hands Are Idle Playthings. OK, that was more wordy than I thought it would be.
    Other favourite episodes: (in no particular order)
    The Farnsworth Parabox
    Anthology Of Interest (And II)
    The Problem With Popplers
    Parasites Lost
    Less Than Hero
    Leela's Homeworld
    The Devil's Hands Are Idle Playthings
    Godfellas... "If you do things right"...

    Favourite Songs
    My absolute favourite is the song from Hell Is Other Robots.
    My second favourite is the Bureaucrat Song from How Hermes Requisitioned His Groove Back.
    Others... Obviously, the opera from The Devil's Hands Are Idle Playthings. Both Santa songs, The Popplers Advert, Don't Worry Bee Happy...
    Bender: Oh, cluel fate to be thusly boned. Ask not for whom the bone bones. It bones for thee.
    I'll add more as they occur to me.

    Favourite (Bender) Lines/Moments:
    Too many to mention here... to be added or updated as they occur to me.

    Favorite Site Gags/Signs:
    Same as above... too many to mention here.

    Favorite Emotional Moment/Segment/Episode:
    Because I'm a parent the first has to be the end segment and music of Leela's Homeworld. Following for a close second...
    Jurasic Bark ... the sequence and song at the end has me in tears.
    The Luck of the Fryrish, the whole thing.
    Time Keeps On Slipping, especially Bender's wistful whistling of the Globe Trotter Theme.

    Favourite Characters:
    Bender (of course). The rest almost in order...
    Zoidberg!!!!
    Fry
    Professor Farnsworth
    Cloberella
    Amy
    Zap

    That's it for now. I'll edit or reply as necessary.

    Thanks Jimbo!
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    meowd

    [3]Jul 25, 2007
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    "oh my" so many favourites when Futurama is involved. Ok, let me see...

    My Favourite Fictional Products:

    Admiral Crunch Bachelor Chow Instant Bikini Popplers Slurm

    One of myFavourite Scenes

    Anthology of Interest I:

    Fry: Yeah, be more impulsive. Like this. [He picks up a box of Admiral Crunch, tips the contents on his head and pours milk over it.] Bender: Go, man! Go! [Fry eats the cereal from his head.] Leela: Hey, you guys, look what I bought on a wild impulse: New boots. They're like my old ones but with a crazy green stripe. Woo! Never know what I'm gonna do next! [Fry hums and ladles some gravy onto a chicken that is on his head. Leela sighs]

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    ssimonds1

    [4]Jul 28, 2007
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    I was just about to start a thread with a poll for favorite alien, but I guess I'll do this instead.

    Fav. Character: Bender

    Fav. Episode: Hell is Other Robots

    Fav. Planet: Omicron Persei 8

    Fav. Alien: Moorbo (Lur is a close second)

    Fav. Quote: "Sweet Zombie Jesus"

    Fav. Season: How can you pick ONE.

    Fav. Invention: The Thing Longer

    Fav. Emo Episode: The Sting

    Least Fav. Episode: Jurasic Bark (It just tried to hard to be everything)

    Least Fav. Character: Alazar

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    chess19

    [5]Jul 28, 2007
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    This is an awesome show. Plain and simple.

    Favorite Episodes: The Devil's Hands are Idle Playthings. I've got a friend at school who loves to sing the opera straight , (I've memorized it too as a result) which adds a whole lot to it. (Leeela, leeela save him, save Fry, save Fry...)

    Luck of the Fryrish- Managing to be both hilarious and (for lack of a better word) sweet at the same time is unmatched in any other show. (Take the graveyard scene for example, mixing sentimental flashbacks with Bender's "MouseketeersReunion" is great")

    GodFellas - The ending sequence just nails it I think. "Yes, when you do things right peopel will wonder if you've done anything at all"

    Most other episodes fall here, Jurrasic Bark, Farnesworth Parabox, Space Pilot 3000 (Funny no one mentions this one), Time Keeps on Slippin

    Least Favorite Episodes: (Course, a bad Futurama is an average in any other show)

    Cryonic Woman

    I Dated a Robot

    Lobstertainment - I really am not a fan of Zoidberg

    Theres a few others that don't strike me either, but like I said, there's no really BAD Futurama, just some that aren't so great.

    Favorite Characters

    Bender - Comeon, he's awesome, he's random, but not stupid random

    Fry

    Leela

    Farnesworth

    Hermes

    Least Favorites

    Zap- Don't get me wrong, he's hilarious, I just can't stand the guy. (I suppoes that's the point though)

    Amy - She's just kinda boring. She only takesa major part in like 4 episodes. (She's a bit like Hilary in Fresh Prince)

    Zoidberg - He's kinda just the stupid humor producer of the show.

    Favorite Quotes (This would be more effective if it were a favorite quotes for every episode)
    "Good news everyone:"
    "I don't know much about racing, but I know alot about doing anything for a dollar"
    "Welcome to the World of Tommorow"
    "Get a job"
    "Dum-de dum-de dumpedy-Darmedguards

    Shut the hell up!"

    A million others I can't remember.

    Favorite Songs:
    Futurama Opera

    The Beurocrat Song- "Requisition me a beat"

    Favorite Planet: Earth

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    Vanture

    [6]Jul 29, 2007
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    Favorite Character
    (1.) Fry
    (2.) Bender
    (3.) Zoiburg
    (4.) Professor
    (5.) Hermies
    (6.) Leela
    (7.) Amy
    (8.) Kif
    (9.) Amy's Parents
    (10.) Zapp

    Favorite Episode
    My Top 3 favorite Episodes
    (1.) The Honking
    (2.) The Devils hand's are Idle Playthings
    (3.) The Farnsworth Parabox
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    googleplex2010

    [7]Jul 30, 2007
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    Favorite Characters:

    1) Scruffy!!!! I love him...I think he is hilarious...wish he was in more episodes
    2) Fry
    3) Bender
    4) Professor Farnsworth
    5) Dr. Zoidberg
    6) Zapp Branigan
    7) Leela
    Nibbler, he's soooooo adorable

    Edited on 07/30/2007 10:41am
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    tjspinfan

    [8]Jul 31, 2007
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    fave characters

    1)fry
    2)bender
    3)leela
    4)nibbler
    5)amy
    6)yeh scruffy is funni lol!!
    7)i like hemes to be honest!!



    ok and don't kill me any one but I can't stand zap branigin he is so annoying and I can't stand his voice!!!
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    tjspinfan

    [9]Jul 31, 2007
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    tjspinfan wrote:
    fave characters

    1)fry
    2)bender
    3)leela
    4)nibbler
    5)amy
    6)yeh scruffy is funni lol!!
    7)i like hemes to be honest!!


    ok and don't kill me any one but I can't stand zap branigin he is so annoying and I can't stand his voice!!!


    OH yeah my fave eps are

    1) the Sting
    2) The farsworth parabox 3) Anotholgy of intrest 2 Fave couples 1)FRY & LEELA!! (soz)
    2)well there isn't really any more but i have to addmit i thought ammy &bender was cute!
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    Alexadecimal

    [10]Jul 31, 2007
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    Favorite chars:

    1. Bender - He's just generally a really funny character and he's a robot, come on

    2. Fry - He brings a lot of odd, silly dialogue into the show (which is great)

    3. The Robot Devil - Fantastic voice acting (Hell Is Other Robots isnt one of my fave eps strangely enough, although I loved the final episode)

    4. Zoidberg - 'A crazy, penniless, lobster doctor. No combination of that should be funny.' To quote Hermes, I think we all disagree

    5. Morbo - No-one can argue with an evil angry alien news anchor.

    Favourite episodes

    1. Roswell That Ends Well - Amazingly well written and very funny

    2. 300 Big Boys - Interesting, all the major characters have a storyline

    3. The Farnsworth Parabox - A very wierd yet hilarious plot.

    4. The Devil's Hands Are Idle Playthings - The Robot Devil returns , funny yet touching

    5. Anthology of Interest 1 - The What If machine is just ace.

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    Sailngchix349

    [11]Aug 1, 2007
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    Favorite character: Bender

    Favorite epesoide: Why Must I Be A Crustacean In Love?

    Favorite planet: Mars

    Favorite alien: Kif

    Favorite quote: Attention, job deserters! Come out with your hands up. We have you partilly surronded! (Space pilot 3000)

    Favorite season: Season 4

    Favorite invention: The sinffing telescope thingy

    Favorite emotion epesoide: I Second That Emotion

    Favorite couple: Kif and Amy

    Least favorite character: Zap Branagin

    Least favorite epesoide: A Head In The Polls
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    cherryblood98

    [12]Aug 12, 2007
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    Favourite Characters: Fry, Leela, and B-E-N-D-E-R!

    Favourite Episodes: Love&Rocket, The Devils Hands are Idel Playthings, I Second That Emotion, A Flight to Remember, Space Pilot 3000, Leelas Homeworld

    Favourite Planets: Neutral Planet

    Favourite Aliens: Kif

    Favourite Quotes: Everyone get in bed with me. I have something to show you. ;]

    Favourite Seasons: 5

    Favourite Inventions: What If

    Favourite Emotional/Dramatic Episodes (meaning I'll unsticky the current one on the topic): The Sting, Luck of the Fryish

    Favourite Couple: Fry/Leela, Leela/Bender(what?), Kif/Amy, Zapp/Toliet seat

    Least Favourite Characters: Zapp(perv/annoying)

    Least Favourite Episodes: The one with those 1x robots
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    Tails_Prower7

    [13]Aug 17, 2007
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    Favourite Characters: fry, bender, and Zoidberg
    Favourite Episodes: The Sting, The luck of the fryish, Jurassic Bark, and I'Roomate
    Favourite Planets: Saturn and Earth
    Favourite Aliens: Kif

    Favourite Quotes: don't know
    Favourite Seasons: 5

    Favourite Inventions: What If

    Favourite Emotional/Dramatic Episodes (meaning I'll unsticky the current one on the topic): The Sting, Luck of the Fryish and Jurassic bark

    Favourite Couple: Fry/Leela, and kif/Amy
    Least Favourite Characters: Amy and hermes
    Least Favourite Episodes: I don't know
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    purplebeads

    [14]Aug 18, 2007
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    Favourite Characters
    Fry and Professor Farnsworth are definitely my favorites!

    Favourite Episodes
    The Sting (BEST EPISODE EVER IMO! S5)
    The Farnsworth Parabox (S5)
    Teenage Mutant Leela's Hurdles (S5)
    The Devil's Hands are Idle Playthings (S5)
    Lesser of Two Evils (S2)
    Space Pilot 3000 (S1)
    Where No Fan Has Gone Before (S4)
    Jurassic Bark (S5)


    Favourite Planets
    Omicron Persei 8 of course


    Favourite Aliens
    Lrr


    Favourite Quotes
    Farnsworth Jr (speaking into one of PF's inventions that make you sound like someone else): Good news everyone, I'm a horses ass!
    Farnsworth: I am? Well that's not good news at all!


    Favourite Seasons
    5 (obviously)


    Favourite Inventions
    The finglonger and the smell-o-scope. I love the line 'If a dog poops across the world, you can bet I wont be out of the loop!' (or somewhere along those lines)

    Favourite Emotional/Dramatic Episodes (meaning I'll unsticky the current one on the topic)
    The Sting

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    Stonecold61

    [15]Aug 18, 2007
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    Awesome Great Super
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    idefix7

    [16]Aug 25, 2007
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    Favorite Characters:
    Zapp Brannigan
    Philip J. Fry
    (Human!) Bender Bending Rodriguez
    Professor Hubert Farnsworth
    Dr. John Zoidberg

    Favorite Episodes:
    Anthology Of Interest 2
    Roswell That Ends Well
    The Luck Of The Fryrish

    Favorite Planet:
    Omicron Persei 8 (247 Days Without Invading Earth)

    Favorite Alien:
    Lrrr (Why does Ross, the largest friend, not simply eat the other five?)

    Favorite Quotes:
    Zapp Brannigan: "You see, Killbots have a preset kill limit. Knowing their weakness, I sent wave after wave of my own men at them, until they reached their limit and shut down."

    Professor Farnsworth: "And, Fry, you've got that brain thing."
    Fry: "I already did! So, Leela, do you wanna be like us? Or do you wanna be like Adlai with no severe mental or social problems whatsoever?"

    Dr. Zoidberg: "That's why I love Earth. You can do what you want, and no one makes you feel guilty because no one cares."
    Fry: "We're not listening!"
    Dr. Zoidberg: "That's what I'm talking about!"

    William Shatner: "We're just pawns in his diabolical game of checkers!"

    Favorite Invention:
    Albino rooftops shouting gorillas

    Favorite Emotional/Dramatic Episodes:
    Jurassic Bark
    Leela's Homeworld

    Favorite Couple:
    Turanga Leela and Zapp Brannigan
    That was just hilarious, I wanna hear more jokes on this from Bender/Fry and see more guilt from Leela.

    Least Favorite Characters:
    I think I love them all.

    Least Favorite Episodes:
    Same as above.
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    efc1991

    [17]Aug 28, 2007
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    Favourire Character: Zapp Brannigan

    Favourite Episode: War Is The H Word

    Favourite Season: 2

    Favourite Invention: Smelloscope

    Least Favourite Episode: A Fishful Of Dollars

    Least Favourite Character: None(I like them all)

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    epayps2

    [18]Aug 28, 2007
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    Favorite character: Bender

    Favorite episode: Time Keeps On Slipping

    Favorite emotional episode: Jurasic Bark

    Best Written episode: The Sting

    Least favorite character: Amy, but I don't dislike her.

    Favorite song: My Broken friend(or whatever it's called) By Bender and Beck.

    Favorite season: 2

    Edited on 08/28/2007 9:44pm
    Edited 2 total times.
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    Tails_Prower7

    [19]Aug 31, 2007
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    wait I changed my mind. i definatly hate that kid that Farnsworth created he was a smart @ss
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    stewiegriffin20

    [20]Sep 1, 2007
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    Tails_Prower7 wrote:
    wait I changed my mind. i definatly hate that kid that Farnsworth created he was a smart @ss

    you mean Cubert? yea he is anoying

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