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Cheerful Chump

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« Reply #360 on: 02-18-2002 07:16 »

The FOX executives must be some kind of heartless, mindless, sick, dull, boring, sad and miserable, butt-sucking morons. They make me sick. I'd fire them all (out of canon, into the sun smile) if I were there, to make some good, wise and amusing decisions. Considering pros and cons, there is really no reason good enough for canceling the series not only from fans' point of view but also producers' and executives' That series should be a goldmine for those money grabing suckers. I mean People watch Futurama all over the world (I'm from Poland) and become great fans of it. I watched every edpisode of first 3 season ten or maybe fifty times and I really thirst for more. Just like the Simpsons, Futurama is the kind of great creation that after some time starts to live its own life - a creative and adventurous life. One could say it has a heart (God bless Groening for that),and It gives a lot to people. Yet unlike other shows it doesn't give some weak illusions nor feeds those existing - It crushes them with the power of a healthy, honest, cheerful heart, and does it in a most hilarious way. That's why some people hate it as much as others love it.
Anyway, prof. Farnsworth should build a doomsday device that's thought activated with stupid ideas, and have his crew deliver the nasty package to a FOX's dumb-decision-making meeting of those soft brained humans (period)
P.S. Pardon my english if it ain't correct sometimes. Cheers!
VelourFog

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« Reply #361 on: 02-18-2002 08:34 »

hey Cheerful Chump, nice to have you.  You sure are cheerful  wink
Teral

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« Reply #362 on: 02-18-2002 11:14 »

 
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Originally posted by chinaski:
And while I'm sort of on the topic, according to a poll at frinky.com, Futurama is funnier than the Simpsons.

::looks at Spiff::  wink

Welcome to PEEL, Cheerful Chump. Enjoy it here.  big grin

Re: the petition. It's closing on 60000 now, and has managed to stay as #1 or #2 the past 5 days. I've never signed theese online thingys before (I've never been motivated enough), but it's seems pretty impressive.
aslate

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« Reply #363 on: 02-18-2002 15:32 »

UPDATE!!!

The petition has now reached 60,000 and gone past it, yahoo!!! And welcome Cheerful Chump!
Australian Guy

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« Reply #364 on: 02-19-2002 21:42 »

How long ago did this happen?
Guffman

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« Reply #365 on: 02-19-2002 21:48 »

The artists were called and told we would not be coming back for another season last Monday.
Australian Guy

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« Reply #366 on: 02-19-2002 21:48 »

And is there going to be a co-ordinated snail mail campaign or not. Either way im gona send letters.

E-mail me @ eddiethewhip@hotmail.com
Australian Guy

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« Reply #367 on: 02-19-2002 21:49 »

Last monday? wow i cant belive i just found out now.
Torquemada

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« Reply #368 on: 02-19-2002 21:59 »

Good on ya chump, sent letters, real ones and get your friends to do the same. Then make their parents and/or children send one.... OK I'm getting carried away now.

Letter good.  smile
VelourFog

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« Reply #369 on: 02-19-2002 22:29 »

hey australian guy, check out the HUGE links at the top of every page  roll eyes  big grin
Sarge

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« Reply #370 on: 02-19-2002 22:31 »

 laff
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #371 on: 02-20-2002 14:30 »

Here the letter I've written to send to that guy he decides TV airtimes and dates:


Dear Sirs

I’m writing this letter in response to Futurama being cancelled; I love the show very much and am very sad that it has been cancelled.  Many fans believe that the main reason Futurama is only getting low viewing figures is because of its time slot.  I also think this is the main reason for its low viewing figures. The problem is that it is often pre-empted which makes it hard to gain any new fans and in its current time slot it is very rarely on two weeks in succession.  It is often pre-empted by sports because Futurama airs at a time when sporting events often overrun.  Sometimes The Simpsons pre-empts it but what makes it even more frustrating is that when The Simpsons pre-empts it repeats are shown.

I think it is most unfair for a show of such high quality to be treated in this manner. All I ask is for Futurama to be given a fair chance.  Last year Season 4 started in December when ideally it should have started in September.  Not only was it started very late, but the episodes shown were from the 3AVC series 3 batch. The reason for this is because Futurama has been pre-empted throughout its existence and a backlog of episodes has formed which need to be caught up on. Currently Season 4 has begun but Season 3 still has seven episodes left unaired.

I would be most pleased if you could change Futurama’s time slot so that it doesn’t run after sports and so that it’s shown weekly.  May I also request that when Futurama returns in the fall that it premieres in September instead of December like last year.  I am from England so you may be wondering how Futurama’s treatment affects me.  I’m afraid that in England Futurama can’t be shown until America have shown it meaning if it’s pre-empted in America it causes a knock-on effect causing other countries’ episodes to be delayed. If you could change its time slot I would be very happy.  Thank you for reading.
Australian Guy

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« Reply #372 on: 02-21-2002 02:40 »

Bugga the petition has really slowed now.

ANd by the way if you go back to petitiononline sign the one to save Invader Zim. Man I love that Show
Australian Guy

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« Reply #373 on: 02-22-2002 01:47 »
« Last Edit on: 02-22-2002 01:47 »

i hope no fox people saw what i just wrote :  wink   wink
Ricky

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« Reply #374 on: 02-22-2002 04:44 »

Over 71000 signatures now, but seems to slow down. Perhaps it's time to spread the message again.
FishyJoe

Honorary German
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« Reply #375 on: 02-22-2002 11:14 »

70,000 is a pretty good number to slow down at. I thought the final number would be way less, but I guess I am a crazy pessimist.
Torquemada

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« Reply #376 on: 02-22-2002 11:29 »

I was hoping it would reach 100,000.  frown
Just Chris

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« Reply #377 on: 02-22-2002 11:54 »

The webmasters should work together and try to make their sites more oriented to the one-time viewer, or even those that haven't seen it at all. For example, give them a detailed follow-up on what the show is about, and their situation on Fox. Or try to re-introduce Futurama to semi-loyal viewers that stopped watching because it was on a crappy time slot. That would help gain its popularity.  smile
Sarge

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« Reply #378 on: 02-22-2002 12:51 »

You want to go door to door like Jehovah Witnesses?
VelourFog

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« Reply #379 on: 02-22-2002 13:17 »

i do!
Sarge

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« Reply #380 on: 02-22-2002 13:22 »

Person at door-"Yes?"
Velour-"Trick or treat!!"
VelourFog

Space Pope
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« Reply #381 on: 02-22-2002 13:24 »

person at door- "your avatar! so scary!"
:drops bowl of candy:
VelourFog- "mmmmm"
Sarge

Professor
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« Reply #382 on: 02-22-2002 13:44 »

Your paper bag avatar was more mysterious.
Australian Guy

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« Reply #383 on: 02-24-2002 08:19 »

???? is there more than one site. What other resistance sites are there?
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #384 on: 03-02-2002 06:46 »

Just thought I would let everyone know that the Futurama petition has now reached 80,000!
cellery

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« Reply #385 on: 03-02-2002 06:51 »

That's awesome. I hope it'll reach 100,000 signatures, that would be a nice neat number, and really make a greater impact. I hope everyone's writing snail mail letters too!

  <--- Fox
Australian Guy

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« Reply #386 on: 03-04-2002 23:03 »
« Last Edit on: 03-04-2002 23:03 »

wah i still havnt done mine. I shudder to think what the postage will cost.
Torquemada

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« Reply #387 on: 03-04-2002 23:46 »

Sell your granny if you have to, it will be worth it.   wink

A hollow heart and empty head, makes the streets run red. A careless desire leaves a child with a future of fire.
rach_the_tall

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« Reply #388 on: 03-05-2002 08:09 »

It's not that much to send. $3.00. You can spare it. It's for Futurama.
Australian Guy

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« Reply #389 on: 03-06-2002 02:02 »

Well i guuuueeeeesssss Sssssooooo BUT. i neva seens any eps past season 1 and i cant dl it due to crappy cable dl limit. Besides its prob too late now its been like , What a month now?
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #390 on: 03-06-2002 13:23 »

 
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Originally posted by Australian Guy:
Well i guuuueeeeesssss Sssssooooo BUT. i neva seens any eps past season 1 and i cant dl it due to crappy cable dl limit. Besides its prob too late now its been like , What a month now?

It's not too late, we need new people to keep posting letters so that FOX actually get the idea and can't forget about it.

Australian Guy

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« Reply #391 on: 03-06-2002 22:21 »
« Last Edit on: 03-10-2002 00:00 »

its rupert murdoch's birthday today. Heheh maybe i'll send him a little present.  wink
totalnerd undercanada

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« Reply #392 on: 03-14-2002 07:27 »

Re: Channel 4

OK, if you live in the UK, and you want to help Futurama battle against Channel 4 for freedom from cuts, freedom from bad scheduling, and freedom from low ratings, here is your battle plan.

I spoke to Maria King, Information officer at viewer enquiries. She told me that Season 1 Episodes 6 to 10 would run through April, and Season 3 would run &#8220;later this year&#8221;, which could mean anytime between May and Christmas.

I have suggested that the scheduling department visit PEEL, and CGEF. Next, I was (after a little arguing) given the address to write to:

Mr. M. Thompson (Managing Director)
124 Horseferry Road
London
SW1P 2TX

Written letters ALL get a response from C4, I have been assured.

I will be specifying that I will require a personal response (from Mark Thompson). Otherwise, Maria King will write to me, and refuse to give away any information whatsoever. As an &#8220;Information Officer&#8221; this seems to be her job.

I have been assured that all comments go before the board of directors, and that if all the UK viewers ring in to demand
a) a suitable timeslot
b) uncut shows
c) that they actually air it
d) that they buy the rights to Season 4
Then someone should sit up and take note. We need about 200 people to ring in every day for a couple of weeks for this to work well. I shall be &#8220;doing my bit&#8221; once a day every day for a while.

Also, SKY are airing Futurama, but as they are an evil FOX affiliate, they need to be told that the UK loves Futurama, and need to be asked if they will kindly tell FOX to order more episodes from rough draft and Matt Groening in order to placate the UK market.

 I suggest that if the US viewers got a minimum of 500 people per day for 2 weeks to ring FOX and make complaints that would reach the top people, as well as writing in to those top people complaining about the standard of information that FOX give away concerning this sort of thing, then FOX would have to do a little sitting up of their own.

If somebody gives me FOX&#8217;s phone number, I&#8217;ll join in.

In Australia, the best thing you guys can do is, it would appear, suggest to Channel 7 that they sell the rights to some other station, whilst at the same time tell other stations that Futurama is what will line their pockets with gold for the next four years (4 seasons).

If anybody feels sufficiently angered toward Channel 4, and wants to ring them, now would be a good time. Speak to Maria King if possible, and ask for information. Then write to complain about your treatment by the Viewer Enquiries Department.

I am writing my 2nd letter to FOX at the moment, one which I will put up on PEEL when I have found an innovative and eloquent way to get the point across.

Let&#8217;s all give this a &#8220;second wave&#8221; offensive, and then maybe we will get a response.
Teral

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« Reply #393 on: 03-14-2002 15:37 »

Today I got a letter from the States. Seeing as the only letters I've sent that way in the last 10 months was to FOX, I instantly thought: "Cool, they actually returned an answer. These FOX types might be alright after all."

And then the let-down: my three letters was returned, unopened. Just a sticker slapped across the address, by Twentieth Century Fox, marked: "Addressee No Longer Here.

What!!? The chairman, president and program planner of FOX no longer resides at their official addresses, and it was less work for the internal post service of FOX to return the letters to Denmark, than locate their own g**d*** president and chairman!!? Are they complete incompetents at that friggin' network?

If they publish the addresses of leading officials they shouldn't be surprised that a few letters would show up, and they damn well better make sure it's the correct adress they publish, or they're just gonna anger viewers more. I've been to the FOX website, I've checked, checked and doublechecked at CGEF, it's the correct adress I've written. What's the matter FOX, can't take a little criticism? [explitive deleted], bleep, bleep bleep bleep network.

Okay, I've let of enough steam for now. But this isn't gonna deter me, I'm mailing the letters again, and sending a few more e-mails.

The main beef I've got with this is: I could maybe accept it if it was the US Postal Service that returned the letters, but it was FOX' own friggin' internal postal service, and they couldn't locate their own president? Nice structured orginization they got there.  laff  laff

"Where's the President?
I 'unno, nobody seen him since last october.
What about the chairman then?
He went for lunch couple of weeks ago, he hasn't returned yet. He did say he was very hungry though, so..."
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #394 on: 03-14-2002 16:01 »

That is stupid, what a load of incompetents. I hope my letters got to their right destinations, none have been sent back so far.
[-mArc-]

Administrator
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« Reply #395 on: 03-14-2002 17:01 »

I got told by someone else that his mail bounced today. Seems like they don't want mail.
For the X-Files they once had a "no mail from unknown sources" policy, maybe we managed to get that lovely treatment, too. I can't imagine why else the internal mail service of FOX would return letters to the presidents instead of forwarding them in case they really are maladdressed.
winna

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« Reply #396 on: 03-14-2002 17:11 »

Well I figured the petition would have to slow down...  And I've written stuff all over SSF telling people to help out...  Mostly I tried to send them to CGEF, but mArc you all should keep up with...  Make up some more funny operations (like redo old ones, but rename them)....  HELL I even did a speech to my class telling them to help the show.  It really burns me up.  I think we need a little more organization, but I can't think of a good way to do it...............
Teral

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« Reply #397 on: 03-14-2002 20:24 »

 
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Originally posted by [-mArc-]:
I got told by someone else that his mail bounced today. Seems like they don't want mail.
For the X-Files they once had a "no mail from unknown sources" policy, maybe we managed to get that lovely treatment, too. I can't imagine why else the internal mail service of FOX would return letters to the presidents instead of forwarding them in case they really are maladdressed.

I read about that a while ago. FOX, in  effect, said to countless of loyal fans of X-files: we'ra canning your favourite show, and we don't want any of your whiny letters about it. Capice?

Could be they decided to do the same about Futurama, but they could at least tell us then. They're completely stonewalling us on this. So far I haven't seen a single comment from FOX about Futurama, and as far as I know noone has recieved an answer either. At the very least they could put up something on their website or in the ::Sideshow Bob Shudder:: FOX forums. Hopefully the petition can make them take notice.
bankrupt

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« Reply #398 on: 03-14-2002 23:11 »

I haven't got my letters back yet, I'll keep an eye out for them.  I think it would be a lot cheaper to shred them than to send them overseas, but they are stupid.
dschomburg

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« Reply #399 on: 03-14-2002 23:13 »

When they air the last ep. I'm going to block out the fox channel. Never again evil doers.
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