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Andrew Message #70522, posted by andrew at 22:49, 16/10/2005
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Futurama: episode about trying to find his long, lost dog. He discovers that after being cryogenically frozen by accident the dog lived another 13 years so he doesn't resurrect the dog which has been found fossilized. However the final scene shows the dog waiting years for him outside his old place of work as if to contradict what he thought.

And that's supposed to be funny?
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Phil Mellor Message #70523, posted by monkeyson2 at 22:54, 16/10/2005, in reply to message #70522
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Is this a bit like Marvin waiting in the car park for millions of years?
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Andrew Message #70524, posted by andrew at 22:57, 16/10/2005, in reply to message #70523
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Well he (main character) assumed the dog had led a full life so didn't resurrect him but the final scene shows him waiting forever as if it takes pleasure in the fact and takes the p*ss out of el mutto's loyalty. So clever - ha ha :rolleyes:

[Edited by andrew at 22:58, 16/10/2005]
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Jeffrey Lee Message #70525, posted by Phlamethrower at 23:11, 16/10/2005, in reply to message #70524
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Not exactly the funniest ending, but Futurama is still good :P
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John Hoare Message #70526, posted by moss at 23:21, 16/10/2005, in reply to message #70524

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but the final scene shows him waiting forever as if it takes pleasure in the fact and takes the p*ss out of el mutto's loyalty. So clever - ha ha :rolleyes:
What?

Takes the *piss? Takes *pleasure*? Of course the programme isn't doing that! What the hell gives you the idea it is?

Just because it's a comedy show, not *everything* in it is intended to be funny.
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I don't have tourettes you're just a cun Message #70527, posted by [mentat] at 23:34, 16/10/2005, in reply to message #70526
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Datawave Nederland Message #70531, posted by datawave at 06:00, 17/10/2005, in reply to message #70527
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buhhhhhh - what a waste of space has this image,
better put RISC OS information in it, than all those
rubbish images, if you still want to place images, make
them slots smaller and putting RISC OS images in it.
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Richard Goodwin Message #70532, posted by rich at 08:46, 17/10/2005, in reply to message #70531
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buhhhhhh - what a waste of space has this image,
better put RISC OS information in it, than all those
rubbish images, if you still want to place images, make
them slots smaller and putting RISC OS images in it.
This is the Playpen. Things posted here don't have to be RISC OS related.
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Andrew Message #70534, posted by andrew at 11:44, 17/10/2005, in reply to message #70526
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but the final scene shows him waiting forever as if it takes pleasure in the fact and takes the p*ss out of el mutto's loyalty. So clever - ha ha :rolleyes:
What?

Takes the *piss? Takes *pleasure*? Of course the programme isn't doing that! What the hell gives you the idea it is?

Just because it's a comedy show, not *everything* in it is intended to be funny.

It's a bit sadistic to say the least.
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Phil Mellor Message #70535, posted by monkeyson2 at 11:59, 17/10/2005, in reply to message #70522
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Futurama: episode about trying to find his long, lost dog. He discovers that after being cryogenically frozen by accident the dog lived another 13 years so he doesn't resurrect the dog which has been found fossilized. However the final scene shows the dog waiting years for him outside his old place of work as if to contradict what he thought.

Hang on, I don't get the plot here.

Who got frozen, the man or the dog? Was it the man, so the day after freezing the dog carried on waiting, and it was only millions of years later once the man was defrosted that he learnt about the dog?

Or was it the dog that got frozen, and continued to wait outside the man's work when he got defrosted millions of years in the future?

Explain! With clarity! :P

[Edited by monkeyson2 at 11:59, 17/10/2005]
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Andrew Message #70536, posted by andrew at 12:10, 17/10/2005, in reply to message #70535
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The man fell into a cryo-tube while delivering a pizza to the place. His dog was outside IIRC. His dog then went home alerted his parents but they were too stupid to listen. The dog went back to cryo place and I think they phoned his owners to collect him. He was scratching at the cryo tube of his master but his (man in cryo tube) parents were too dumb to notice.

This was a retrospective of 1000 years in the past (1999). In the present (i.e. future) he was trying to find out what happened to his dog and they found fossilized remains which they could resurrect but he discovered the dog had lived another 13 years. He assumed therefore he had lived a full life and thus would be immoral presumably to resurrect him. So the viewer is led to believe that there is something positive to take away from it.

Then the final scene shows the dog waiting out side the place where his master worked for year on end eventually getting old and depressed. This leaves a negative taste in the mouth!

That's why I thought they were either trying to be funny by making fun of mutt's loyalty or trying to be oh-so clever by being nihilistic at the end.
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Phil Mellor Message #70537, posted by monkeyson2 at 12:46, 17/10/2005, in reply to message #70536
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Stupid dog :P
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Phil Mellor Message #70539, posted by monkeyson2 at 14:19, 17/10/2005, in reply to message #70537
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I really must get around to watching Futurama. I've only seen three quarters of one episode. :(
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Jeffrey Lee Message #70542, posted by Phlamethrower at 15:37, 17/10/2005, in reply to message #70539
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I really must get around to watching Futurama. I've only seen three quarters of one episode. :(
Cunt.
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John Hoare Message #70546, posted by moss at 16:25, 17/10/2005, in reply to message #70531

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buhhhhhh - what a waste of space has this image,
better put RISC OS information in it, than all those
rubbish images, if you still want to place images, make
them slots smaller and putting RISC OS images in it.
You know, I just *love* it when people barge into a community and try and tell people how to behave. Especially if they're completely ignorant with it :P
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John Hoare Message #70547, posted by moss at 16:27, 17/10/2005, in reply to message #70534

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It's a bit sadistic to say the least.
But it suits the story and what it's trying to achieve. The "happy" ending just wouldn't.

[Edited by moss at 16:27, 17/10/2005]
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Andrew Message #70549, posted by andrew at 16:33, 17/10/2005, in reply to message #70547
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I thought it was trying to be ironic -you mean they're trying to be serious and do the tragic thing in a serious way?
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Phil Mellor Message #70550, posted by monkeyson2 at 16:36, 17/10/2005, in reply to message #70549
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I thought it was trying to be ironic -you mean they're trying to be serious and do the tragic thing in a serious way?
No, it's just that Matt Groening has always hated dogs. That's why he kills them off in so many episodes (see The Simpsons).
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John Hoare Message #70552, posted by moss at 16:40, 17/10/2005, in reply to message #70549

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I thought it was trying to be ironic -you mean they're trying to be serious and do the tragic thing in a serious way?
Yes!
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Phil Mellor Message #70554, posted by monkeyson2 at 16:49, 17/10/2005, in reply to message #70552
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I thought it was trying to be ironic -you mean they're trying to be serious and do the tragic thing in a serious way?
Yes!
Eh? But it was funny!
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John Hoare Message #70555, posted by moss at 16:50, 17/10/2005, in reply to message #70554

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I thought it was trying to be ironic -you mean they're trying to be serious and do the tragic thing in a serious way?
Yes!
Eh? But it was funny!
Not to me...
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Phil Mellor Message #70556, posted by monkeyson2 at 17:12, 17/10/2005, in reply to message #70555
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I thought it was trying to be ironic -you mean they're trying to be serious and do the tragic thing in a serious way?
Yes!
Eh? But it was funny!
Not to me...
Sorry, did I say funny? I meant sad. Don't ask me, I haven't even seen the episode!
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I don't have tourettes you're just a cun Message #70572, posted by [mentat] at 20:01, 17/10/2005, in reply to message #70556
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Don't ask me, I haven't even seen the episode!
Me neither (I don't think) but it sounds crap. Wait, sorry sorry, I've already emphasised my contempt for this thread by posting a needlessly enormous picture.
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Andrew Message #70578, posted by andrew at 21:47, 17/10/2005, in reply to message #70572
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Don't ask me, I haven't even seen the episode!
Me neither (I don't think) but it sounds crap. Wait, sorry sorry, I've already emphasised my contempt for this thread by posting a needlessly enormous picture.
Thankfully somebody had :P

[Edited by andrew at 21:48, 17/10/2005]
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Phil Mellor Message #70579, posted by monkeyson2 at 22:21, 17/10/2005, in reply to message #70572
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Don't ask me, I haven't even seen the episode!
Me neither (I don't think) but it sounds crap. Wait, sorry sorry, I've already emphasised my contempt for this thread by posting a needlessly enormous picture.
Oi!

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I don't have tourettes you're just a cun Message #70580, posted by [mentat] at 22:31, 17/10/2005, in reply to message #70579
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Uh oh...

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Jeffrey Lee Message #70582, posted by Phlamethrower at 23:57, 17/10/2005, in reply to message #70580
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Richard Goodwin Message #70583, posted by rich at 23:58, 17/10/2005, in reply to message #70580
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Uh oh...

Har-har - you got cockmonkeyed! :P
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Lewis Westbury Message #70808, posted by instantiator at 10:30, 21/10/2005, in reply to message #70531
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buhhhhhh - what a waste of space has this image,
better put RISC OS information in it, than all those
rubbish images, if you still want to place images, make
them slots smaller and putting RISC OS images in it.
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James Shaw Message #70811, posted by Hertzsprung at 11:08, 21/10/2005, in reply to message #70531
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buhhhhhh - what a waste of space has this image,
better put RISC OS information in it, than all those
rubbish images, if you still want to place images, make
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Is this a haiku?
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