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John Pannozzi

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« on: 09-19-2004 16:27 »

I gotta make a confession, guys, I'm sick of Futurama. I've seen every episode at least once, and am not interested in watching them again. I know all the jokes and stuff by heart, and I tire of the antics of Fry, Leela, Bender, Zoidy, the Professy, Amy and co. I still buy the comics, though, for new adventures, and I would watch new Futurama episodes/movies/etc. if they made them.
elf

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« Reply #1 on: 09-19-2004 16:39 »

One word for you buddy: cold-heartless-old-bastard.
Jicannon

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« Reply #2 on: 09-19-2004 17:04 »

So does that mean you're leaving PEEL then?

How can you memorize all the jokes if you've only seen some of the episodes only once?
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« Reply #3 on: 09-19-2004 17:12 »

 
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Originally posted by Jicannon:
So does that mean you're leaving PEEL then?

How can you memorize all the jokes if you've only seen some of the episodes only once?

Yeah thats what i'd like to know  confused
j_ohanley

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« Reply #4 on: 09-19-2004 17:13 »

You the guy who once posted about 15 topics in HR in one night? No wonder you ran through Futurama so quickly.
totalnerd undercanada

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« Reply #5 on: 09-19-2004 17:20 »
« Last Edit on: 09-19-2004 17:20 by totalnerduk »

I think that this is an example of one huge reason that FOX never saw the benefits of having a huge futurama fanbase and keeping them happy.

Watch for the UBB tag at the end of this. I don't want to have to explain it.

It's a fact that people do get bored of things and move on. Only real obsessives and nerdy types stick with anything, because as we all know, liking something strongly, and not just following it because it's currently "cool" is a character weakness or a mental illness.

Also, America is made up of indivuduals strong in character, strong in body. Jocks, for the most part, who would rather watch the football and be real men, rather than take time to enjoy something a litte more intelligent. So FOX being an American network, FOX did the good American thing and axed our favourite show.

Just one more example of how the US media are trying to keep the US population stoopid, and another example of how I'm glad to be living outside the US media's sphere of influence. Now if you'll excuse me, I'm off to write Tony Blair, explaining why he should be shining Mr. Bush's shoes right now.

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Jaswahhihi

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« Reply #6 on: 09-19-2004 17:40 »

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Originally posted by John Panozzi:
I gotta make a confession, guys, I'm sick of Futurama. I've seen every episode at least once, and am not interested in watching them again. QUOTE]

Rite, ill tell u wat i do. I stick all my Futuramas in a box in my attic or lend them out 2 ppl and then i never see them for about 3-4 weeks and i want too see every episode again several times. Also you could try and watch the commentaries more, there well funny, just pick the ones with John dimmagio and billy west in (a proper duo!  smile )
ooy

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« Reply #7 on: 09-19-2004 17:46 »

whenever i get bored with it, i turn to 1 thing: us at PEEL and Homestar Runner
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winna

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« Reply #8 on: 09-19-2004 18:10 »

Getting bored with Futurama is easy.  But I can't ever leave it, it has become part of me.  I saw the show since its first inceptions, I remember the commercial that got me hooked.  I'm closely bonded with people in this community who also got hooked on the show.  I have a website, and I've been visiting futurama websites since I got a steady connection to the internet. 

I already have it planned out though.  When I get older I will buy a big suitcase/trunkboxthingy and put all my futurama dvds in that box.  I will also include in there a dvd player (just in case time makes fools of us all).  I will then take floppy discs and cds and copy off wallpapers and icons and games and other things off the internet.  I'll probably include every page of the Futurama website museum along with old logs which still spark memories.  I might download all the episodes and put the them on cd too and put them in there; I regret I didn't videotape all the episodes when they first came on, or I'd put them in there too.  I'm going to put up all my Futurama memories in a box for safekeeping forever and ever.  And when I find someone I can share my deepest interests with I will pull out that box and look through it and we'll watch a few episodes.  And a little later, when I have kids, I will pull that box out again and I'll introduce them to Futurama.  And when I'm dead and chopped up into little pieces, my Last Will & Testament will have a clause in it giving that box... the box of Futurama to my dearest.

You see.  Futurama isn't just a show for me anymore.  It was with me during an important period in my life, and even if the jokes get old and stale, those stories... those characters will be with me.  And the people (I'm sure the ones I'm talking about, know I'm talking about them) I met along the way, they will be here too *points to heart*
ooy

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« Reply #9 on: 09-19-2004 18:58 »

^ :snif: that was beutiful...
Gorky

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« Reply #10 on: 09-19-2004 19:06 »

Winna pretty much said it all. Futurama is basically a part of most of us in this community (yeah, I realize it's a nerdy thing to say, but it's true). That said, while I've seen every episode too many times to count, I'll never tire of the series (same with The Simpsons...yes, gasp as you see fit). The characters are so endearing, the stories so unique and heartfelt, and the gags are, well, what made it all worthwhile. And, even if I come to a point where I can't stand to watch "Godellas" or "Jurassic Bark" anymore (my two favorite episodes), I'll continue buying the products, watching my DVDs (at least for the commentaries) and hanging around at PEEL (I know what you're thinking, "Damn, now we'll never get rid of her." ). Futurama is just...well...it's just something that can't die.
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« Reply #11 on: 09-19-2004 19:25 »

I can emphasize, because even I occasionally get (temporarily) burnt out on Futurama, Simpsons, etc.

The way to do it is just to watch in moderation as I typically do.  I don't watch reruns of either show every day...I just watch tapes/dvds when I happen to feel like watching them (which, don't get me wrong, is fairly often).  If it starts to be too much, I just don't watch them for a while...and then I eventually come back to them.

If someone watches their dvds literally every day, of course they're going to suffer a little burnout, no matter how big a fan.  Its just a matter of controlling it.

And I'd agree with more eloquent posts above.  The show is part of me now, so even if I ever reach a point where I haven't watched them for a long time I will still be a fan and remember it fondly.  Its given me so many great memories.
John Pannozzi

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« Reply #12 on: 09-19-2004 19:30 »
« Last Edit on: 09-19-2004 19:30 »

 
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Originally posted by Jicannon:
So does that mean you're leaving PEEL then?


Hell, no. I'd never leave my good friends Nasty Pasty and EvilLunch. I'll pop in every now and then, when ever I feel like it or have something to say.


 
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Originally posted by DotheBartman:
I can emphasize, because even I occasionally get (temporarily) burnt out on Futurama, Simpsons, etc.

The way to do it is just to watch in moderation as I typically do.  I don't watch reruns of either show every day...I just watch tapes/dvds when I happen to feel like watching them (which, don't get me wrong, is fairly often).  If it starts to be too much, I just don't watch them for a while...and then I eventually come back to them.

If someone watches their dvds literally every day, of course they're going to suffer a little burnout, no matter how big a fan.  Its just a matter of controlling it.

And I'd agree with more eloquent posts above.  The show is part of me now, so even if I ever reach a point where I haven't watched them for a long time I will still be a fan and remember it fondly.  Its given me so many great memories.

That's a great speech, DotheBartman.
Gorky

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« Reply #13 on: 09-19-2004 19:37 »

 
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Originally posted by DotheBartman:
I can emphasize, because even I occasionally get (temporarily) burnt out on Futurama, Simpsons, etc.

The way to do it is just to watch in moderation as I typically do.  I don't watch reruns of either show every day...I just watch tapes/dvds when I happen to feel like watching them (which, don't get me wrong, is fairly often).  If it starts to be too much, I just don't watch them for a while...and then I eventually come back to them.

If someone watches their dvds literally every day, of course they're going to suffer a little burnout, no matter how big a fan.  Its just a matter of controlling it.

And I'd agree with more eloquent posts above.  The show is part of me now, so even if I ever reach a point where I haven't watched them for a long time I will still be a fan and remember it fondly.  Its given me so many great memories.

Pretty much the same here. I find that, if I watch my DVDs every day (although that's an opportunity that rarely comes up, of ever), I get tired of the series fairly quickly (same with The Simpsons). Don't get me wrong, I still love Futurama, even when I'm bored with the episodes (I know that's an odd way of expressing my feelings, but I hope you get what I mean), but I must admit that there have been times when I just didn't feel like watching the show anymore. When this happens, I just concern myself with other interests (writing, which is more a passion then a simple "interest", for example). But, I always end up coming back to Futurama. It's just always going to be a passion of mine, even if it rises and falls at various points.

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« Reply #14 on: 09-19-2004 23:00 »

I remember someone around here suggesting to bang your head repeatedly on a brick wall after watching all the episodes, and then sitting down and watching them all again. That way, it'll be like watching the show for the first time again.

I wouldn't recommend it though.

Anyway... I don't think I can get sick of it myself. I know once I get my hands on the DVDs, I'll probably get burnt out on it myself, as most everyone else has been saying, there's just so much about it that endears itself to me. I'll probably never get over it!
Spacedal11

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« Reply #15 on: 09-19-2004 23:10 »

 
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Originally posted by John Pannozzi:
  Originally posted by Jicannon:
So does that mean you're leaving PEEL then?

Hell, no.

*Reads John's post* Damn! Oh sorry. I thought that was in my head.

You do have guts to admit this JP, but than you are really pushing my fear and maybe other people's fear of getting tired of Futurama. It's sad kinda. Cause like Winna said (Beautiful speach BTW), you can't ever really get tired of it. You will always remember the plots that made you laugh or cry, and the relationship between all the characters. This hurts JP. All I can say is, ouch.  frown
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« Reply #16 on: 09-19-2004 23:20 »

I'm not tired of it yet.  I'll probably move on after awhile, and my DVDs will be relegated to the closet next to my Sonic the Hedgehog comics, my Legos, and my Star Wars action figures. 

Nah, I take that back.  It only takes me about a month to forget what happens on a TV show and also this is a slightly less embarassing fixation.  And a hell of a lot cheaper than those f'ing Hasbro toys.

Until they put something better on TV, though, I think I'll stick to this as the greatest show in the Universe.
KAH

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« Reply #17 on: 09-20-2004 04:09 »

I rotate watching Futurama, The Simpsons, and The Critic a season here and there. First without commentary then with commentary. There's a real science to keeping things fresh. Also if you watch it with someone else and they laugh it makes the show seem new for you too.
cyba

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« Reply #18 on: 09-20-2004 04:39 »

I remember a famous diva (can't remember who now, sorry) saying that her favourite film was the Wizard of Oz, but she only allowed herself to watch it once every three years. Then she really enjoyed the anticipation, as well as not tiring of the film.
I really agree with this - when I was younger I used to read and reread the Hitchhikers Guide books so much that they fell apart. Now theres no point in reading them because every paragraph has become like a solemn chant in my head.

I have tried to make Futurama last as long as possible, only watching one ep in one evening, for example, but now only have two left. Arrggh!

I'm still holding out on Invader Zim too, haven't seen all of them either.
M0le

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« Reply #19 on: 09-20-2004 05:10 »

I don't really get tired of them. It's mostly something that bonds the PEEL community together, no matter how little it's actually mentioned. Personally, I stop watching it for about a month, and then come back to it after a month or two, then repeat it again. I don't get bored watching them again, it gives me a chance to admire the comedy elements and voice acting.
Zoidberg227

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« Reply #20 on: 09-20-2004 05:26 »

@Winna: *heart, head, and away - DOOP salute*

Everything that has novelty will eventually wear off.  There's something about the good stuff, though - it takes longer for that novelty to wear off, and before too long, you'll be jonsein' for another fix. 

Admittedly, I don't watch my DVDs nearly as much as I did, but they're still out where they can be accessed quickly.  I know one of these days an episode watching will be a rare marathon, but there will always be those days.  And someday, I'll share it with my kids and new friends.  I totally see where you're coming from, John, but it is sad to see a fan slipping away, especially when we all know it'll happen to all of us to some degree.
airbagfailure

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« Reply #21 on: 09-20-2004 05:59 »

the thought of tiring of futurama doesn't seem to enter my head? It's more of a irritating FRUSTRATION that there are no new episodes because fox are a bunch of halfwits... I think that's the saddest part of the whole thing..

I just finished watching 'the devil's hands are idle play things' with the commentary... i can never watch that episode without shedding a tear.. it's such a travesty that such an amazingly intelligent, funny show that was constantly nominated for Emmys was cancelled.

Why are such good things always taken off air? i don't understand why everyone still continues to watch such idiotic tv???

I'm glad there are a whole bunch of us who recognise how special this show is...
i hope none of us ever forget it....
Rage Dump

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« Reply #22 on: 09-20-2004 08:34 »

With the 600+ episodes of The Simpsons, Family Guy, Futurama, South Park and Dilbert, i've usually got something to watch, even if it is a repeat, I usually cycle between each series depending on when i get sick of them. (Although The Simpsons, Since it's on TV i'm always watching)
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« Reply #23 on: 09-20-2004 09:00 »

I can't watch Futurama at the moment, because it represents a time in my life that recently ended and I'd like to forget it.

I've gone back to watching The Simpsons for now.
Local Jerseyan

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« Reply #24 on: 09-20-2004 09:20 »

Even if I watch all the episodes a thousand times a piece, there's just some of them that won't fail to grab at me every time.

The Devil's Hands is one of them.

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« Reply #25 on: 09-20-2004 12:23 »

My own experiences are like this: a year ago, I got a HD of Futurama. I was amazed by the show, watching several episodes a day. Then, with about half of the episodes already seen and seeing that the show was cancelled, I realized that I'm going to run out of them pretty quickly, slowing my rate to one episode a day, later one episode every week, later every two weeks. At this rate, I managed to see The Devil's Hands in the middle of August 2004.

I keep rewatching all the episodes again and again, with friends or just the audio track when doing some hundrum activities. So far, I don't find it boring, but I'm wondering when I will eventually. But still, when I have to pick up one episode to upload to the pocket MP3, I hesitate a lot which one to pick. I just keep saying "This one? Nah, I know that from memory. That one? Nah." and so on, until I pick one eventually. But it's more and more difficult each time. A road to perdition...

My sister, on the other hand, saw every episode just once. Man, how I'm evious of her! She does not remember them very well, so if she likes, every episode is practically new for her. Oh, I wish somebody would bang me over head the way I would forget all the episodes and started over!

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« Reply #26 on: 09-20-2004 14:49 »

Hi, I started watching futurama around 2 months, and got hooked straight away. I've now seen every episode at least one, and know several of them of by heart.

The thought of getting bored of them is not one that comes to mind, as i don't easily get bored with such excellent things. I still watch the simpsons often after 4 years of watching them.
Jicannon

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« Reply #27 on: 09-20-2004 15:09 »

 
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Originally posted by paranoir87:
I can't watch Futurama at the moment, because it represents a time in my life that recently ended and I'd like to forget it.

Doesn't reading and posting on PEEL remind you of Futurama?
Spacedal11

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« Reply #28 on: 09-20-2004 20:57 »

Local Jerseyan: The episode that gets me every time, The Sting.
TheLampIncident

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« Reply #29 on: 09-20-2004 23:30 »

Oh damn, how did I miss this thread? John, please tell me this means you're leaving. Your stupid theories about how Amy wears glasses will not be missed by anyone.

I bought the season 4 DVD but I've only put the discs to work twice...my DVD player isn't hooked up, so it's on my computer. I'm too lazy to unplug the N64 to put it in. I can watch on Adult Swim but commentary? Eh...I should watch that.

I've said it before, Futurama's not my favorite show. I know, cardinal sin. But it's the truth.
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« Reply #30 on: 09-21-2004 19:13 »

I couldnt get bored i dont think, i did watch all the episodes in a row, no sleep, and i was still entertained at the end of The Devils Hands Are Idle Playthings. And everytime i look around on here it makes me want to watch them all over again, i often just come on and read all the quotes you all post. I do love Scrubs too, but Futurama is my fave by far, when i dont watch futurama for a while it is because i get distracted, as opposed to bored, i just start watching all the scrubs episodes on my pc (no dvd yet dammit) but i guess some people can get bored, i can't i break into giggles halfway through just about all my college lessons cause something has reminded me of Futurama, sad, perhaps, freak, perhaps NOT!

You read it, you cant unread it!
Y_L_B

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« Reply #31 on: 09-21-2004 20:31 »
« Last Edit on: 09-21-2004 20:31 »

Over the years, I've had many sad, strange obsessions. Like those six months I didn't want anything to do with anybody but Dean Martin, or perhaps my pen fetish. I've got boxes full of Faygo merchandise, and A TON of old penny candy wrappers and stamps. I've gotten over each obsession, most of them very quickly.

There are only two that have survived to this date: My love for a certain Liverpoolian Quartlet, although that's not important, and Futurama.

Ever since the cancelation, I've been afraid that I'd "get over" Futurama, if you will. That it would get to the point where I wouldn't want to watch it anymore. Even though Futurama/PEEL is a big part of me, I know that eventually, it will happen. No good thing lasts forever. Just hopefully not anytime soon.
3/4 of a Jesus

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« Reply #32 on: 09-21-2004 21:20 »
« Last Edit on: 09-21-2004 21:20 »

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Originally posted by Y_L_B:
There are only two that have survived to this date: My love for a certain Liverpoolian Quartlet, although that's not important, and Futurama.
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*worship worship*
... but, ontopic... I admit, right now since I've been watching the 4th season so much, I'm getting a little bored of the episodes themselves. But, like Winna said, I can't get tired of the characters or the general cleverness of the series. I think I'll just try and cut down on the amount of Futurama I watch everyday... after all, even I'm scaring myself with my obsession. To the SNL dvd's! 


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« Reply #33 on: 09-21-2004 21:39 »

I don't sit down and watch Futurama just for the sake of watching it. I keep the DVDs there, ready and waiting on my shelf. Once in a while, I say "Hey, I feel like watching <Episode>." This way, anytime I watch one, it's purely because I want to. If I keep this up, I don't see becoming bored with the show in the near future.
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« Reply #34 on: 09-22-2004 00:03 »

I am not bored with Futurama but I could diffently go for some new episodes myself.
paranoir87

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« Reply #35 on: 09-23-2004 11:28 »

 
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Originally posted by Jicannon:
 Doesn't reading and posting on PEEL remind you of Futurama?


Surprisingly, no. Most topics I post on have nothing to do with Futurama.
elf

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« Reply #36 on: 09-23-2004 21:10 »
« Last Edit on: 09-23-2004 21:10 »

I've been a Futurama fan since I was, what? Nine? Ten? Thirteen-ish?  I can't remember!  confused
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« Reply #37 on: 09-23-2004 21:43 »
« Last Edit on: 09-23-2004 21:43 »

I love futurama, I get bored of certain episodes, sure, but I'm still in denial that futurama is over. Every time I watch "The Devil's hands are idle playthings" I get a tear in my eye. Not because it's a sad episode, but because futurama is over. This makes me hate you even worse, John. I doubt Nasty likes you, if he does, I don't know why. I know I'm not the most popular guy on this board, but I'm not going to go out and say, "hey, I hate everything you guys on this board love", if you got bored with it, leave us forever, good riddance, I say.

This comes to you from a much hated man.
Rover

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« Reply #38 on: 09-23-2004 23:14 »

I normally don't stick to obsessions long, but for some reason Futurama stayed with me. Because it's cancelled it no longer is such an upfront obsession, but more like a subconscious obsession. It's always there for me. I haven't reached the point where I'm tired with it, though. Since high school I've been up to my neck in homework and each day I feel really guilty for missing it on Adult Swim. But now I savor those small chances to see it. Making it a rarity helps you appreciate it more.
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« Reply #39 on: 09-24-2004 01:31 »
« Last Edit on: 09-24-2004 01:31 »

I'm starting to get tired as well. I don't want that to happen, so what I'm gonna do is this:

Watch my 2 favorite episodes from each production season (3 from Production Season 4), then take a 2-3 week break. Not gonna watch Futurama on Adult Swim, or DVDs, or anything. Just talk about it with my friends, and look at the forums here. Then at the end of the break, watch one episode a day.

But I'll never get tired of it. (It would be great if there was a new season, or a special, but I'm OK with what I have.) The only main reason I'm pissed Futurama ended, is that the writer's never actually put Fry & Leela together at the end of TDHAIP. (Even though it's safe to assume that they did get together.)
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