Who says that blogs have to be consistently full of original material and personal opinions? In light of that question, I present you with existing material! Things that were written by others, but that I’d like to draw your attention to. Here are some quotes from Futurama, one of my favourite TV shows that has always been somewhat overshadowed by its big brother The Simpsons. These are some lines that actually made me laugh out loud. And because I’m all about the opinions, there’s a short note on Futurama at the end.
News anchor: . . . and the discoverer of Popplers, Captain Turanga Leela.
Amy: That’s her name, Philip.
Fry: Whoah, whoah, wait a second. You mean Bender is the evil Bender? I am shocked. Shocked! Well, not that shocked.
Elzar: You folks still doin’ alright?
Bender: Oh, yes, Elzar!
Elzar: Good, ’cause it turns out I forgot to cook that chicken.
Morgan Proctor: Why is there yogurt in this cap?
Fry: I can explain that. See, it used to be milk, and, well . . . time makes fools of us all.
Zapp: Men, you’re lucky men. Soon you’ll all be fighting for your planet. Many of you will be dying for your planet. A few of you will be forced through a fine mesh screen for your planet. They will be the luckiest of all.
Announcer: Futurama is brought to you by Thompson’s Teeth: the only teeth strong enough to eat other teeth.
Leela: I’m going to remind Fry of his humanity the way only a woman can.
Professor: You’re going to do his laundry?
Amy: [Slaps the professor]
Fry: To Captain Bender: he’s the best . . . at being a big jerk who’s stupid, and his big ugly face is as dumb as a butt!
Zoidberg: We’ll need to have a look inside you with this camera.
Fry: [Opens his mouth]
Zoidberg: Guess again.
Zoidberg: Well, I have a lot of experience telling patients bad news, so . . . let me break it to him gently. Fry, you have no nose! Your nose is gone! You have no nose on your face! Where it is I can’t say, but on your face it’s not!
I could go on and on. These are just a few of the laughter inducing lines. The show is absolutely hilarious, so you can imagine my devastation when, in 2003 after four seasons, it wasn’t renewed by FOX. Futurama execs later began to deal with a different network and released four movies as a fifth season, and have since produced a sixth season (which I haven’t seen yet, shame on me). I’ve enjoyed the series over and over, and would highly recommend it to anyone who hasn’t seen it, especially if you enjoy the style of humour employed by silly characters on The Simpsons, such as Homer or Chief Wiggum. It’s also a must for geeks, as the scientific and sci-fi references are endless.