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Olly
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« on: 10-06-2004 19:30 »

If Futurama were to return to tv (yeah I know, wishful thinking), what would you like to see on the commercial announcing its return? I thought maybe the Professor saying "Good news everyone..." and then telling the news (though this one is not very original), or Zapp Brannigan saying "I knew Fox wouldn't make it half way to Vergon 6 before THE CRAVING sets in and they came crawling back for some more sweet, sweet candy!" (From Love's Labor's Lost in Space)
Bender_Waffles

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« Reply #1 on: 10-06-2004 19:34 »

Oooh, nice topic. I love wishful thinking  big grin.

Um, I like both of the ones you gave. The second one would be hilarious to see on FOX, but I think that the first one with the Prof would be best suited to announcing the return.

By the way, Welcome to PEEL Olly! Please follow the rules and enjoy your stay.  smile
PCC Fred

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« Reply #2 on: 10-06-2004 19:37 »

Picture the scene - it's the Superbowl, the teams are tied three seconds from the end, Vinatieri steps up to kick a field goal... and the screen goes blank!  Then comes the voiceover:

We interrupt this football match to bring you Futurama!
Jicannon

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« Reply #3 on: 10-06-2004 19:46 »

I'd be double happy if Fred's scenario came true  big grin
Zoidberg227

Space Pope
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« Reply #4 on: 10-06-2004 20:01 »

I'd sponsor a multi-million dollar fireworks show if Fred's scenario came true.  Then, the Cubs and the Red Sox will go to the World Series (in the same year), and in the bottom of the ninth, with the batting team trailing by one, with the bases loaded, and full count on the batter, the world will abruptly come to an end. 

Imagine this, though:
To the Futurama theme, the FOX announcer comes on, and says something like: "Good news, everyone!  Our three plucky heroes, Bender, Fry, and Leela, have made a triumphant return!  Stay tuned for an all new episode of Futurama next season!  While you're waiting, we'll give you all 72 episodes, in their original glory, so those of you who couldn't keep up with our archaic airsing system can catch up!  Futurama - every Sunday night at 8:30, right after the Simpsons!"

Of course, it would be written better, and cleaned up, but that's something like what I'd want to see.
Nerd-o-rama

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« Reply #5 on: 10-06-2004 20:10 »

Yeah, if/when the show is ressurected, there should definitely be some sort of marathon to bring people up to speed.  Have you tried showing Season 4 eps to someone who's never seen the show?  The blank looks on their faces as in-jokes whiz over their heads is heartbreaking.  Oh, and if the show returns because Groening/Cohen/another network buys all the rights, and not in a deal with Fox like CN and Family Guy, they should definitely take every opportunity to burn on Fox.

Oh, and "Good news, everyone" is the perfect first line for the commercial.
DogDoo8

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« Reply #6 on: 10-06-2004 22:07 »

I think it would be cool if the commercial came on and it was the futurama tittle and at the bottom it said "Take That Fox" or " Were Nerds And Proud Of It".

I dont know, I would just like to see them take the piss out of fox more.

.....and welcome to nerd central Olly where none of your nerdy dreams can be anwserd.
Nasty Pasty

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« Reply #7 on: 10-06-2004 22:34 »

Mmmm, yeah that'd be great if the first new title caption was "We're BAAACK!!" or "Cancellation This".
Futurama Nerd

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« Reply #8 on: 10-06-2004 22:59 »

Screen shows flashbacks of past episodes,meanwhile a voice comes on saying the following:

"Do you remember Futurama? Do you remember our favorite heros named Fry,Bender and Leela? All the adventures they made across the universe?  Well,it's canclled."

The screen goes blank.

"Ya right! Us canclled?"

Screen shows footage of new episodes.

"Come join Fry,Bender,Leela and the rest of the crew on more fun,adventure and ship to ship intimacy . Now on Friday nights at 8:30."

Screen shows the Professor naked (in X-mas story).

"Who said old people aren't sexy?"


Fred's commercial is cool too.  smile
totalnerd undercanada

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« Reply #9 on: 10-06-2004 23:25 »
« Last Edit on: 10-06-2004 23:25 by totalnerduk »

Blank screen.

Stars fade in gradually, and the starfield revolves slowly. The opening chords from Star Trek play.

[Announcer, offscreen - strangely familiar voice]:

Space. The final adventure. Where anything is possible, and brave heroes go boldly to do things that nobody with any sense could imagine.

Camera pulls back, and we see that the speaker is Zapp Brannigan. He is standing with one leg up on the arm of his Captain's chair. Kif is sheilding his eyes from the view, as Zapp's skirt rides high.

[Zapp]: Kif! What's for lunch?

The Futurama title sequence starts and then the FOX announcer's voice cuts in.

[Announcer]: Futurama is back! The zany futuristic comedy returns for three more seasons, starting this Saturday at seven PM.

The PX ship crashes into the screen.

Cut to Fry from Space Pilot 3000, saying "Ya-hoo!".
Cut to Leela, from TSHL, saying "If everybody's finished being stupid?"
Cut to Cubert, from ACOMO, saying "That's impossible!"

Fade to black.

[Announcer]: Don't forget to tune in at seven on weekdays to catch classic epsiodes from the first four seasons of Futurama, which are now available on FOX DVD.

End.
Zoidberg227

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« Reply #10 on: 10-07-2004 00:46 »

Nasty: "We're Baaaaack!" is my favorite idea for a new caption ... we're so totally on the same wavelength.

I like FN's and TNUK's commercials the best.  It's always good to have a couple to air.

[opening announcer]Futurama is brought to you by ... (camera pulls out to reveale someone attempting a field goal kick) the National Football League!  delay-airing game ending for Futurama since 2005![/opening announcer]
JDB

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« Reply #11 on: 10-07-2004 01:17 »

I'd like to see the Professor saying "Good News Everyone!" then in the background hear Bender say "We're Boned" Then right at the end have Calculon saying "Throw in some action shots of me then shove it on the air!"
ooy

Professor
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« Reply #12 on: 10-07-2004 01:24 »
« Last Edit on: 10-07-2004 01:24 »

Announcer: You thought it was over,you went back to the net like the nerds you are, but now, you can get of the net & shut of your internet cartoons. cuz..Futurama is back!

Bender: Ha! take that fox!

[the futurama theme plays and shows new footage.]

Announcer: and now we go back to Fox's special, static

[cut to a screen full of static]
Sivak

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« Reply #13 on: 10-07-2004 02:18 »

Well, for promos, I'd probably be more interested in seeing some clips from new episodes in the commercial.

Maurice would definitely have to be the narrator though.

boognish

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« Reply #14 on: 10-07-2004 02:44 »

YOU WATCHED IT, YOU CANT UNWATCH IT!!!!
chay´s head

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« Reply #15 on: 10-07-2004 02:52 »

 
Quote
Originally posted by Nasty Pasty:
 "Cancellation This".

haha YES!
Zmithy

Professor
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« Reply #16 on: 10-07-2004 07:16 »

The caption for episode 73 should read:

Phoenix or Zombie?
Hedonism Bot

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« Reply #17 on: 10-07-2004 09:56 »

You cancelled it, but we uncancelled it!
Prof. Wernstrum

Starship Captain
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« Reply #18 on: 10-07-2004 09:59 »

"For five years, the heroic crew of the starship Planet Express Ship bravely travelled throughout the galaxy facing incredible dangers on their amazing adventures. Then the show was cancelled to allow for a series of thouroughly entertaining high-brow programmes that did not suck in any way. But now, due to a combination of viewer pressure and a complete lack of new ideas, Futurama will return for a fifth season... or possibly sixth, whatever. Join Fry *Montage of new Fry scenes*, Leela *Montage of new Leela scenes*, Bender *Montage of new Bender scenes* and a bunch of other people *2 second shot of other characters, Zoidberg waves and says"Hel-" but is cut off* for all new Futurama, Mondays at 3:00am except when inexplicably not shown."

And possible opening captions:

"You're not getting rid of us that easily"
"Still technically alive"
"The Next Generation"
"Please... no more anchovies... *Gag*"
KurtPikachu2001

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« Reply #19 on: 10-07-2004 12:36 »

Here's an idea.....

A new episode of The Simpsons or Malcolm in the Middle is being advertised. "A new adventure for (name show here)."  Then the screen goes blank for a while and says, "We interrupt this announcement to bring you the news that there's now new episodes of Futurama!" 

Then it can show footage of new episodes whilst playing Alice in Chains' "Man in The Box".  A voiceover will say, "Back by popular demand!  A new season of episodes of Futurama!  Coming Friday nights at 8:30 on FOX!" 

After that Bender points to the screen with Fry and Leela in the background can say a'la Jack Palance from City Slickers 2, "And you thought it was dead, didn't you!" 

If only Futurama could come back.  All because it's not a show about a dysfunctional family!
fry2006

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« Reply #20 on: 10-07-2004 18:40 »

I have an idea. Both for a commercial and the FOX Sunday intro:

Commercial
Normal sucky FOX show is playing. Some difference though. Every five minutes, the screen goes to faint static.At about the first 10 minutes of the show, the static gets worse until it is completely static. Normal generic commercial like you guys.

FOX Sunday Intro
Announcer: "And now, the grand return of the series we cancelled out of hate, FUTURAMA! On FOX!"
M0le

Space Pope
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« Reply #21 on: 10-07-2004 20:58 »

 
Quote
Originally posted by fry2006:
FOX Sunday Intro
Announcer: "And now, the grand return of the series we cancelled out of hate, FUTURAMA! On FOX!"
Yeah, like they'd show that one.
Corvette

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« Reply #22 on: 10-10-2004 08:15 »

This one ties in with the World Series,
First an overhead of Madison Cube Gardens
Fox announcer: Atfer you see the Baseball world series, catch the Blernsball World Series, and many other adventures in the future!

Srarting Next week, all new Furutrama, starting at 7:30, then The Simpsons and Arrested Devolopment.

Right atfer the end of the World Series
LoveForFry

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« Reply #23 on: 10-10-2004 12:03 »

 
Quote
Originally posted by Nasty Pasty:
 "We're BAAACK!!" [/i]".

Ive thought of that one too, but all the other ideas would be good also, especially ones that burn fox.
TheLampIncident

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« Reply #24 on: 10-10-2004 12:21 »

Get every convict that had a televised trial in the last five years to say "If you don't watch the new Futurama episode this Sunday(or whatever day)...I will kill you. I will beat you to death."
Spacedal11

Space Pope
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« Reply #25 on: 10-10-2004 12:29 »

I like boognish's idea. I like Fred's too. All I can think of is JD's voice over: Futurama, we loved it, cried for it, and laughed at it many a time. *Changes to Coilette's voice* It truley has, and maybe someday somehow we can *Changes to Bender's voice* Grabs some booze ride to vegas and grab some floozies! Ah yeah we're back!
LoveForFry

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #26 on: 10-20-2004 18:44 »

spacedal, your coilette to bender voicing makes me laugh. That would be veery funny
laroquettespine

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« Reply #27 on: 10-20-2004 19:13 »

Month 1--develop a pilot for a new show, the script for which has been sitting on a shelf for years.  Announce FOX's new fall lineup, including this new "family comedy" starring, say, Jeff Goldblum and Rita Rudner as parents of three precocious kids.

Month 2--set up interviews with the stars of this new comedy, and have them hype up the show as being one of the "newest, freshest" ideas FOX has ever had.

Month 3--launch an all-out media campaign to promote the new show, and debut it on some historic occasion (holiday, immediately following a sports event, etc).

Month 4--Premiere the show and get halfway through it.  It is typical, family-safe re-hash.  During the second segment, the doorbell rings.  Jeff Goldblum answers it.  There stands Bender, holding a laser rifle.  Without a word, he fries the cast one by one, as the "Futurama" cast enter and start tearing down the set...literally; we're left with nothing but a white screen.  Workers like Sal and various robots move in the "Futurama" sets and props, and the show continues from there, like nothing happened.
Spacedal11

Space Pope
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« Reply #28 on: 10-20-2004 19:21 »

Thank you LoveForFry. That's the best I gots and I ain't gots no more.
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