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hobnail

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« on: 10-28-2001 00:53 »

I've noticed that Fox is advertising the premiere episode of the Simpsons but haven't seen ads for the new season of Futurama yet - are they killing it off ? Worse yet - are they gonna alternate Sunday nights with "Mrs.Doubtfire" and baseball for the next five years ?  sleep
Nixorbo

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« Reply #1 on: 10-28-2001 00:56 »

Umm, the premiere of Futurama isn't until December 9th.  The Simpsons' is just around the corner.  THAT might explain away your question.
Bad Mojo

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« Reply #2 on: 10-28-2001 03:35 »

I wish that was the date for the Australian premiere! *sigh*
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #3 on: 10-28-2001 05:30 »

Welcome to PEEL Hobnail, enjoy you stay.
hobnail

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« Reply #4 on: 10-28-2001 10:44 »

Jeez ! 9 December ! - I get the impression Fox doesn't have a whole of interest in this project anymore. Well, at least I'll get to watch such fine programming as Ally McMeal, When Anthrax Attacks ! and World's Deadliest Executions. Otis, thanks for "howdy" ! I was posting at another Futurama site but they haven't had any new threads since June so.... This seems like a very active and insightful board - I've already had a blast reading some of your forum's older posts.   
bart182

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« Reply #5 on: 10-28-2001 12:58 »

 
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Originally posted by hobnail:
Jeez ! 9 December ! - I get the impression Fox doesn't have a whole of interest in this project anymore.


They had interest for the firs 5 months, ever since then, no fucking way do they help futurama out.

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FishyJoe

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« Reply #6 on: 10-28-2001 13:44 »

I don't know, even those five months were pretty shakey, what with fox giving Family Guy the sunday/8:30 time slot.

I'd say the beginning of season two was the only time when Fox handled the show with class.
Chump

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« Reply #7 on: 10-28-2001 13:56 »

Uh hello? Haven't you seen the awesome website fox is making for futurama? If Fox wanted to help Futurama out, they would give a decent timeslot, and put 1 or 2 reruns on each week, besides the new one. That way people would gain more exposure to the show. Generate a following.
homerjaysimpson

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« Reply #8 on: 10-28-2001 18:19 »
« Last Edit on: 10-28-2001 18:19 »

A rerun of futurama is being show tonight at 7:00 E.T. before the world baseball series so futurama not dead. some post this all ready, sorry!
totalnerd undercanada

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« Reply #9 on: 10-29-2001 07:56 »

 
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Originally posted by Chump:
Uh hello? Haven't you seen the awesome website fox is making for futurama? If Fox wanted to help Futurama out, they would give a decent timeslot, and put 1 or 2 reruns on each week, besides the new one. That way people would gain more exposure to the show. Generate a following.

Same deal in England really. All TV networks suck.

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Australian Guy

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« Reply #10 on: 10-29-2001 07:57 »

 
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Originally posted by Bad Mojo:
I wish that was the date for the Australian premiere! *sigh*

Yo mojo man whats rhis i hear about an Australain premiere.

rach_the_tall

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« Reply #11 on: 10-30-2001 07:47 »

What are you talking about? He was wishing, not stating.
Tor

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« Reply #12 on: 10-30-2001 08:22 »

I don't think FOX is planning to cancel Futurama now that they made the website...
Australian Guy

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« Reply #13 on: 10-30-2001 09:17 »

Ah rach..... tis a rare breed that can understand the pain we go through.
homerjaysimpson

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« Reply #14 on: 10-30-2001 15:53 »

 
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Originally posted by Tor:
I don't think FOX is planning to cancel Futurama now that they made the website...
So did family guy look how long that show lasted.  frown
hobnail

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« Reply #15 on: 10-30-2001 21:18 »

It's frustrating to see Fox sink so much $$$$ into crap like "Grounded for Life", "Temptation Island", "The Bernie Mac Show" and "Ally McBeal" and then watch 'em dump on some really original stuff like "The PJs" (I'm sorry but I thought it was funny - "SHUT UP YA DAMNED STUPID CRACKHEAD !", "We were playin' Star Gang Wars.", "It's part of their community reach-around program.", "There's cops everywhere - it ain't safe to be outside.", "I had 32 confirmed kills and you gonna tell me I can't teach health !?!&quot wink and "Family Guy" had its moments ; "...and I'll bet YOU lost your virginity to a mechanical bull !", "...though they tried to defeat me they can all just freakin' eat me". The way Fox previewed "Futurama" in '99 I really thought they would support it more. Gotta admit, the level of traffic on this board is incredible - makes me think "Futurama" may just have a shot at life.
Sarge

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« Reply #16 on: 10-30-2001 22:30 »

I liked the PJs & Family Guy, too. Different, & good gags. The animation industry's about as dead as it was in 1985 these days. Be thankful for Futurama & The Simpsons.
VelourFog

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« Reply #17 on: 10-30-2001 23:02 »

sorry sarge, futurama is dead.  Didn't you get your pink slip?

 big grin
Sarge

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« Reply #18 on: 10-31-2001 00:53 »
« Last Edit on: 10-31-2001 00:53 »

I'll get your pink slip before I get one from work.   tongue   big grin
VTRandall

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« Reply #19 on: 11-01-2001 21:44 »

When I was at the SanDiego Comic Con @ the futurama forum....I think it was Matt or maybe one of the other producer/writers, said that the Fox higher ups "just didn't get" Futurama.....too many in jokes?? Futurama is one of the funniest shows on TV. If fox does dump them, maybe they can pull a Buffy??   
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Sarge

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« Reply #20 on: 11-02-2001 00:37 »

TV execs not 'getting jokes'?? They're too busy with their shrinks & attorneys trying to make ends meet with their 4th divorce to be bothered with 'humor'. They don't have the free time like we do to appreciate humor. They're in hell.
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« Reply #21 on: 11-02-2001 01:49 »

Welcome to PEEL VTRandall enjoy your Star and bewhere of Randi and Horney Cream Pies...

VelourFog

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« Reply #22 on: 11-02-2001 01:55 »

 
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Originally posted by Sarge:
I'll get your pink slip before I get one from work.    tongue    big grin

 no no are you calling me a pink skirt wearing pansy or something?  ask mArc how dangerous that is  wink
DrRotmos

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« Reply #23 on: 11-02-2001 07:35 »

If Fox decides to drop Futurama, will some other channel be able to pick it up?
lilmurray37

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« Reply #24 on: 11-02-2001 13:29 »

 
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Originally posted by DrRotmos:
If Fox decides to drop Futurama, will some other channel be able to pick it up?
I hope so. Heck if we all gave a little money we could start our own TV network and show only shows we like  big grin

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Sarge

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« Reply #25 on: 11-03-2001 00:31 »

 
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Originally posted by VelourFog:
   no no are you calling me a pink skirt wearing pansy or something?  ask mArc how dangerous that is   wink

I don't call people certain things. I just delve into the great pink void. Heh, Pink Void.


Chrissy

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« Reply #26 on: 11-03-2001 04:11 »

Don`t know, I hope not... frown
Rachel_D

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« Reply #27 on: 11-05-2001 19:54 »

They won't cancel Futurama as long as we're all around.  If they do, we can just raise Cain until they bring it back.  Simple as that.  I doubt they will, anyway.
Ricky

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« Reply #28 on: 11-08-2001 10:28 »

 
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Originally posted by lilmurray37:
 
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Originally posted by DrRotmos:
If Fox decides to drop Futurama, will some other channel be able to pick it up?
I hope so. Heck if we all gave a little money we could start our own TV network and show only shows we like   big grin


Or just take control over one of the Fox affiliates. No-one'd notice it was missing anyway.
Javier Lopez

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« Reply #29 on: 11-13-2001 13:42 »

in Spain Antena3 is really tryng to kill Futurama

                 
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« Reply #30 on: 11-13-2001 14:07 »

It's weird how FOX mistreats Futurama even though it wins award after award, like 2 Annies this weekend, beating Simpsons in one category even...
Blarg

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« Reply #31 on: 12-20-2001 00:25 »

I hope another channel picks up Futurama, cause Fox seems to think that 'Malcom in the Middle' is the greatest show ever (It's not, guys!  Get a clue!).  If they promoted Futurama half as much as they promote that one, Futurama could easily become the next Simpsons. 

Damn you, Malcom.  Give up thy coveted timeslot, so that a more worthy show can take thy place!
Just Chris

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« Reply #32 on: 12-20-2001 12:02 »
« Last Edit on: 12-20-2001 12:02 »

Futurama used to be on an 7:30 timeslot CST before Malcolm came along. I have no probs watching it at 6 since I don't work Sundays anyway. But you see, we have this thing in America called the NFL, and they're showing like 7 weeks of it, so all us Americans would have to sit on our butts waiting or rummaging our house for those recorded videotapes. I myself don't know if my brother had my year-old tape with A head in the Polls. I'd torture him if he records Arthur on it.
Kryten

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« Reply #33 on: 12-20-2001 13:36 »

Part of me tinks that Adult Swim might be the perfect place for Futurama. Hey, if they could bring "Home Movies" and "Baby Blues" back from the dead...

B.Frankendorfer

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« Reply #34 on: 12-20-2001 14:37 »

Adult Swim would be a great place for the show.  Although, I don't know WHY they brought back "Baby Blues".  It is great to see "Home Movies" back though.
futurefreak

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« Reply #35 on: 12-20-2001 19:01 »

hey welcome to PEEL Blarg!  smile
The Baz

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« Reply #36 on: 12-21-2001 01:30 »

I enjoyed baby blues.   

I don't think a cable channel could handle Futurama's price tag.  Also jumping ship doesn't mean Futurama will get better treatment.  Look how  ABC handled The Clerks, NBC on God, the devil and Bob, UPN  with Dilbert.   The PJs (great show) and The Critic (even better) left their mother station only to wither away  frown
Just Chris

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« Reply #37 on: 12-21-2001 11:14 »

I laugh when the PJs moved with the already homogenously themed comedies of the WB. It was a pretty good show though. The Critic was good back in its NBC days. It was the only thing that could match The Simpsons back then.
FishyJoe

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« Reply #38 on: 12-22-2001 13:26 »

 
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Originally posted by Kryten:
Part of me tinks that Adult Swim might be the perfect place for Futurama. Hey, if they could bring "Home Movies" and "Baby Blues" back from the dead...


Eh. Baby Blues wasn't really renewed, they are just airing a bunch of episodes that WB never felt like showing. And Home Movies is a cheapass squiggly/flash show. I doubt cable could afford Futurama.

meisterPOOP

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« Reply #39 on: 12-22-2001 13:40 »

 
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Originally posted by B.Frankendorfer:
Adult Swim would be a great place for the show.  Although, I don't know WHY they brought back "Baby Blues".  It is great to see "Home Movies" back though.
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