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TV Meme... 
25th-Jul-2010 10:39 am
Futurama (Fry is Small Fry)

Day 01 - A show that should have never been cancelled
Day 02 - A show that you wish more people were watching
Day 03 - Your favorite new show (aired this t.v. season)
Day 04 - Your favorite show ever
Day 05 - A show you hate
Day 06 - Favorite episode of your favorite t.v show
Day 07 - Least favorite episode of your favorite t.v show
Day 08 - A show everyone should watch
Day 09 - Best scene ever
Day 10 - A show you thought you wouldn’t like but ended up loving
Day 11 - A show that disappointed you
Day 12 - An episode you’ve watched more than 5 times
Day 13 - Favorite childhood show
Day 14 - Favorite male character
Day 15 - Favorite female character
Day 16 - Your guilty pleasure show
Day 17 - Favorite mini series
Day 18 - Favorite title sequence
Day 18 - Favorite title sequence
Day 19 - Best t.v show cast
Day 20 - Favorite kiss
Day 21 - Favorite ship
Day 22 - Favorite series finale
Day 23 - Most annoying character
Day 24 - Best quote
Day 25 - A show you plan on watching (old or new)
Day 26 - OMG WTF? Season finale
Day 27 - Best pilot episode
Day 28 - First t.v show obsession
Day 29 - Current t.v show obsession
Day 30 - Saddest character death


Day 12 - An episode you’ve watched more than 5 times

There are quite a lot of contenders here. I comfort rewatch. There are definitely episodes of Whose Line is it Anyway? I could write about (the 'tapioca' one springs to mind, and now, tapioca will never not be funny --- hence my ecstaticness that it's used in a joke in Life on Mars as well.) I could mention any number of panel show episodes. The "Kids TV" episode of You Have Been Watching has been seen at least five times --- I showed it to my brother and my mother when I was down in Adelaide at one point, and laughed uproariously at Nick's reaction to Charlie/Mr Fuggles. I think I've seen 1.02 Life on Mars five times, but if I'm totally honest, I never actually comfort-rewatch LoM. Sometimes I'm compelled, and there are certain scenes I replay, but mostly canon-checking comes by way of transcript, and I've not seen many of the second series episodes all the way through more than twice. I really should. But I haven't.

The episode I think I'll put here is the Futurama episode 'The Farnsworth Parabox'. There are many, many Futurama episodes I could put, actually, but this one is one of my stand-out favourites. It mixes everything I adore about the show. The brilliant, brilliant humour (which gets quoted A LOT between Nick and myself --- from "now, now, perfectly symmetrical violence never solved anything," to "bite my glorious golden ass!," to "doooooooooooomed!"), Fry and Leela's romance, the awesome use of the SF element, the existential pondering, the genuine emotion, the fantastic animation, the outstanding voice acting --- especially by Billy West, who at one point is playing so many characters, I hope he gets paid by the hour. There isn't a single thing I don't adore about it. It is Futurama at its very, very best. This is, sadly, the episode the latest series of Futurama is about nine miles behind.
Comments 
25th-Jul-2010 11:33 pm (UTC)
Is that the one with all the universes in all the boxes? Sigh. So brilliant. I'm finding the latest series way too topical, if that's the word. Of course I'm in favor of robo-sexual marriage, I don't need the show to pat me on the back for it.
26th-Jul-2010 08:21 am (UTC)
That's the one. I love it.

The topicalness of the latest Futurama doesn't bother me. The overall standard of the plots and characterisation is grating, though.
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