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Dr_Dave

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« on: 01-13-2002 14:37 »

I came across this in this 2001 annual report for FOX Entertainment Group: 

"FOX reigned on weekends, ranking number one among young adults on Friday nights, number one among key adult demograpics on Saturday nights and number one among key adult and teen demographics on Sunday nights with its lineup of Futurama, King of the Hill, The Simpsons, Malcolm in the Middle, and The X-Files." (pg. 14)

Gee, sounds like they may actually like the show (bless their money-grubbing little hearts).  Now, if we can just get FOX to broadcast Futurama instead of constantly pre-empting it.

Well, back to work on that special package for FOX executives.  Let's see ... connect the blue wire to the clock mechanism ... oops!
Teral

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« Reply #1 on: 01-13-2002 15:06 »
« Last Edit on: 01-13-2002 15:06 »

Yeah, but talk is cheap. It's their actions that counts, and they aren't exactly Futurama-friendly. Hmm, perhaps they've changed their minds. Time will tell.

BTW, it's the red wire that goes to the clock.   wink
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #2 on: 01-13-2002 15:26 »

I still can't grasp why Fox treat Futurama so bad, I hate feeling so powerless to Fox's actions.
Plasma

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« Reply #3 on: 01-13-2002 21:38 »

Because they are idiots, quite simply.

Anyone with me in an attack of Fox headquarters?  We hold Rupert Murdoch hostage, and force them to play all the futurama episodes they have stored up, as back-payments for all the times they have pre-empted it.
totalnerd undercanada

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« Reply #4 on: 01-15-2002 06:48 »

Maybe they want us to feel so much anticipation that all the networks are withhollding Futurama until we actully get to the year 3000, and we can compare our vision of the future to the real thing.

Or maybe they're all idiots.

Pick one!
AstroZombie

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« Reply #5 on: 01-15-2002 07:42 »

Remember and pack the outside of the, um package with rusty nails, pieces of glass, bits of bike chains, ballbearings, jagged bits of rusty metal, etc, etc.

 big grin

MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM Carnage
Kryten

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« Reply #6 on: 01-15-2002 23:33 »

Um, Andy... you DID remember the vials of anthrax, right?
AstroZombie

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« Reply #7 on: 01-16-2002 07:20 »

Sure, I got some Ebola at a knock down price from the Ukraine too, the Sarin nerve gas was a bit pricy though, so we'll need to use it sparingly.

The Black death was an absolute steal however.

 big grin
marty

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« Reply #8 on: 01-16-2002 09:17 »

I found this place where they sold some pretty cheap gas...but it wasn't that powerful, so the victims must die a much slower and painfull death.
impact

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« Reply #9 on: 01-16-2002 10:21 »

If there was no FOX, we wouldn't have Futurama at all...
jasonlevine

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« Reply #10 on: 01-16-2002 11:26 »

 
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Originally posted by Otis P Jivefunk:
I still can't grasp why Fox treat Futurama so bad, I hate feeling so powerless to Fox's actions.

Fox treats Futurama so poorly because it's not a "quality" show like "The Chamber" or "Temptation Island."  (Of course, with the Fox definition of "quality" that's something to be proud of.   big grin big grin big grin)
Just Chris

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« Reply #11 on: 01-16-2002 11:46 »

 
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Originally posted by impact:
If there was no FOX, we wouldn't have Futurama at all...

On the contrary, Watson. If there was no Matt Groening, then we wouldn't have Futurama. And he would've picked some other network to buy his show if it weren't for Fox.
Dr_Dave

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« Reply #12 on: 01-16-2002 19:15 »

**cough**, **choke**, ... by golly, it was the red wire!  So much for the infernal machine approach.  Now, where did I put my leg? (not to worry, it's only a flesh wound) 

Perhaps the pen is mightier than the sword.  Here's a list of the rascals I need to write:

 http://www.newscorp.com/management/fbc.html   big grin
Just Chris

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« Reply #13 on: 01-16-2002 22:57 »

Newscorp!? Dad, that's Fox!
Undo! Undo!!
Javier Lopez

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« Reply #14 on: 01-17-2002 07:27 »

It`s posible for a shw change of network (in this case from FOX to another one channel)?

or ussualy producters simple trash the old show and create a new one in the new channel?
Venus

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« Reply #15 on: 01-17-2002 15:42 »

shows can change networks. Buffy went from the WB to UPN
The Baz

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« Reply #16 on: 01-17-2002 16:23 »

Buffy was very popular though before the move.  THe show had legs to stand on in UPN.  But Futurama is not even known on FOX, and other networks seem even less receptive of primetime toons  frown
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