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« on: 12-06-2005 01:36 »

BIG TIME Futuramam fan
first time poster....
now for a while i have beleived Futurama was ahead of tis time, combining an actual ongoing storyline with a cartoon...and emotions and connections with characters..Episodes like Godfellas and Jurasic bark (two of my favorites) should have won Emmys.

But I have a question: what is the scoop on why it Really elft airways..
I know some say Fox told matt he could only have 1 cartoon...others say jsut bad time slot....But is there bad blood?

i have been told i  know alot about all these cartoon shows so i kinda wonder about this.....anyone out there know the real story?

thanks btw
it was ncie to find this website

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« Reply #1 on: 12-06-2005 01:42 »
« Last Edit on: 12-06-2005 01:42 »

It was a combination of two things you mentioned: low ratings and bad blood between Groening's staff and the FOX executives.

From what we've pieced together, the execs loved the idea of Groening creating another show for their network after the runaway success of the Simpsons. Groening pitched the show's idea and everything was fine...for a while. Soon after production on the show started, the FOX execs kept trying to give the staff numerous notes on what they liked and didn't like, oftentimes contradictory. (For example, the episode "I, Roommate" was written because FOX execs wanted a more relatable situation instead of all the Moon/lazers/alien plots. So the staff wrote it down to FOX's specificiations yet the execs still hated the episode.) Eventually, Groening supposedly told off the FOX execs and demanded leeway. Since he'd been around the network long enough, he got it, but that didn't stop them from continuting to mess with the show. They pushed the timeslot around in order to give it bad enough ratings to justify cancellation, which eventually led to the end of "Futurama."

In the few years that took, however, word of mouth spread and the show became a modest cult hit, thereby getting it picked up in reruns on Cartoon Network. After the similar success of Family Guy, there are talks of a direct-to-video Futurama movie, but nothing has yet been nailed down.

Welcome aboard, I hope this  helps.
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