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Episode Reviews


Short Summary

Jurassic Bark
First aired 11/17/02
Rank: 15/124
Reviews: 1477
Rating: 91%

Bender gets jealous when it looks like cloning will reunite Fry with his dog from the 20th century.
 


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#71 by Christian XL
Hm, it seems I'm the only one who didn't like this epsiode. The plot was weak (not to say boring), hardly any scenes that made me laugh, and Bender's role as a magician was ridiculous.
After all the worst epsiode so far, and the only reason I won't give it 1 point is because I'm so glad I get to see new episodes at all.

Christian XL gave 2 points
19.11.2002

#72 by Cybornut
I feel that this episode is reallt about Fry getting over his loss and start to live in the "future".

This episode hit all the right emotional triggers and let me de-mystify and hopefully convert the few people in the world still think this episode sucked to the light of why this is such a brilliant episode.

1st, you expected a funny episode, and it delivers. But in satisfying your (and the American public's) obsession with humor a la "Friends" you were pulled into the emotional obsession of Fry (you can feel it can't you?). But not only does it delivers on a fully mature level, it throws a wrench (literally ^_^) into the mix by NOT having the dog be cloned. The emotional baggage of knowing Fry (and how uncharacteristic yet logical of him) and his obsession with the 20-21st century that he was letting go.
To the older audience, did you feel that he was really "growing up"? Can anyone remember when you 1st left home, how you started dating, and to be on your own? Remember the thrill and the sense of lost? No other episode (not even "Luck of the Frifish") has equalled in creating that parallel. If "Luck of the Frifish" was Fry coming to terms with the past and how it'll never come back, then "Jurassic Bark" was really the coming of age and knowing how to let go of the past and start to live in the future.
Hope of the future mixed with nostalgia is effectively and powerfully used here.
Reality and fact is often not the same. Reality: Fry knows he has to let go; Fact: what he let go was really there for him all along. The attachment between Fry and Semour is stronger than time/life/death, yet Fry was able to let it go. The main theme of unconditional love was also in play. We all desire a love story, and there is no love story stronger than that of an unconditional love story, one that revels beyond time and space.
We are sad because Fry will never see Semour again, nor will Semour see Fry again. We are sad because Fry was able to let go, paralleled by Semour not being able to let go. Parallels and duality; Ying and Yang. They are one and the same, and we went through the journey with them.
That's why it's entertainment at it's best. Sadness and Laughter are both entertainment and equally poignant.

Fry grew up, we grew up with him. And because we were there, we felt it. That's where animation/fiction meets life, and almost never so successful.

On a side note, to guys saying that Leila would never wear that bikini (remember the doll released a couple of weeks back?)... well, here IT IS!! ^_^

Thank you for reading my blabbering till the end, email me if you have comments. Laters...

Cybornut gave 5 points
19.11.2002

#73 by Philipp
I canīt stop thinking about the last 1:30 minutes...i could instantly starting to cry over and over again...and realized that I will spend much more time with my dog now and never keep her waiting.

5 stars from me!!

Philipp gave 5 points
19.11.2002

#74 by Brian
This one was simply brilliant, and was a nice nod to the first episode. I personally love episodes where we learn "back history" on characters and events, and this was really good in dealing with Fry's slip into the freezing chamber. Of course the end was sad/excellent, but the whole thing was funny. Awesome episode, this season is looking like it could be the best so far.

Brian gave 5 points
19.11.2002

#75 by Psartryn
This is easily one of my personal favorite episodes, and at the same time It is probably going to be one of my least watched episodes. I thought it was funny, and very sad, just like everyone else, Im not an emotional guy the last time i cried I was 22 and long story short i could not keep my 5 year old dog, If you have ever listened to your dog bark its heart out as you walked away from it never to see it again, you know where I'm comming from.

Psartryn gave 5 points
19.11.2002

#76 by ThisEndup
It had been awhile seen I've had a chance to catch Futurama on tv, and tonight was the first in a long time. I remember the show being just a laid back 30 minutes. Instead, I get a show that made me think and actually sad at the end. I kept expecting something funny or happy to happen at the end when the dog was waiting, but nothing happened. It was such a downer! But for that reason, it made the episode good cause you don't get that everyday, we need our other emotions touched every once in a while. That show was great.

ThisEndup gave 5 points
19.11.2002

#77 by Keith
Hey it had a star trek reference, that makes it good in my book (Y)

Although I nearly shed a tear at the end :( so sad :( so very sad :(

Keith gave 5 points
19.11.2002

#78 by FreddieB
I saw this on Sunday night (late, after football) then saw the tape again last night. Both times I was reduced to a mewling pile of XX chromosones. What a touching (and still funny) episode! What a loyal animal! And Fry once again shows that under all that laziness, he's still basicly a decent human being. Have to give this one a five.

FreddieB gave 5 points
19.11.2002

#79 by Elizabeth Barron
It's absolutely incredible how this program can be so funny and so sad all at the same time. Kudos to Futurama for making me cry in my beer all through the repeat of The Simpsons! It's also nice to read that I wasn't the only one sobbing that night!

Elizabeth Barron gave 4 points
19.11.2002

#80 by SRM
Best episode ever! The last time an animated series touched me so was an Animated Star Trek epiosde (ironically that was also about time travel and the loss of a pet).

This episode packed a huge emotional punch right to the heart at the end. I've been with dogs and cats all my life and this episode made me appreicate them all the more.

I feel the need to do something and I think I found the way. I am going to make a contribution to my local Humane Society in memory of Seymour and I'm going to ask that the acknowledgement be sent to FOX HQ.

No, I haven't taken leave of my senses. I know this is just a work of fiction. But, I hope to make FOX realize what an impact this show has had. Maybe if enough people do it, it will make them think of how they've been treating this show and consider brining it back and in a better, less pre-empted timeslot. And, if not, then at least I have helped some animals.

SRM gave 5 points
19.11.2002


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