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Doc Grift

« on: 02-12-2002 02:03 »

A little while ago, someone posted on PEEL about Family Guy being cancelled. Most people realized this was a shame, but a couple of people actually gloated about it.

At the time, I thought it would be inappropriate to join the board just to say "it could happen to Futurama", cause I mean who the hell am I to say that?

But now the situation has become serious: Fox seems to have no desire to keep making animations (besides The Simpsons). They cost a lot and take a long time to produce.

I mean, why invest lots of $$$ and time when they can just make some stupid "World's Blankiest Blank" show quickly and cheaply, and get enough viewers to make a tidy profit?

We must make sure they realize this is a mistake.

What can be done? First off, start a petition _now_, even before you know 100% that it is cancelled. The mistake with Family Guy was that people waited until too late to start the petition and it may not have the full impact that people hoped.

Also, contact advertisers, Fox affiliates, and Fox executives directly. Letters are better, email's don't have the personal touch.

And one last important thing. Like I said, Fox seems to think animated shows aren't worth pursuing. In that case, it may be beneficial for Futurama and Family Guy fans to combine their resources.

What I mean is, for every 2 times you sign the Futurama petition, sign the Family Guy petition once. For every letter a Family Guy fan writes, they should include Futurama as a show they don't want to see cancelled.

I hope you see the logic in "joining forces". A lot of people will support both shows anyway, but I would rather see 80,000 petition signings than 60,000.

Even if the only thing you can afford to do is send a few emails and sign a few petitions, do it. Lack of action may cost us our favorite shows.

Thanks for listening.

Starship Captain
« Reply #1 on: 02-12-2002 16:25 »

Can you see into the future?

Space Pope
« Reply #2 on: 02-13-2002 08:39 »

but a couple of people actually gloated about it.
:coughs and stares at the ground: Just because I like futurama doesn't mean i have to like family guy too.

Space Pope
« Reply #3 on: 02-13-2002 10:51 »

amen sister!
thou shalt not shameth me!

DOOP Secretary
« Reply #4 on: 02-13-2002 10:55 »

::Agrees with Rach and Velour::

« Reply #5 on: 02-14-2002 22:57 »

I love Futurama.  I can barely tolerate Family Guy.

« Reply #6 on: 02-14-2002 23:04 »

I count myself as one of those who like Futurama and don't really care for Family Guy. As I recall, I think it took the place of Futurama in its Sunday timeslot the first time around. If I'm wrong, sue me  smile

Space Pope
« Reply #7 on: 02-15-2002 02:29 »

I must say that I found tonight's Family Guy funny.
Doc Grift

« Reply #8 on: 02-16-2002 00:25 »

Did any of you actually read what I wrote before you posted?

I know it was long and everything, but the point wasn't to shame anyone.

The point was that I was just expressing my hope that FG and Fut fans would recognize the significance of two animation shows being cancelled, and help build support for animated shows in general. From what I understand, the animation market is in a glut since syndication is overcrowded with Simpsons and KOTH reruns, and shows typically cost a lot and take a long time to make.

It's cool to not like a show, but to hope it dies is a precious waste of your energy. Plus, it sets you up for a big time bubble bursting when your favorite show goes down.

The kings are dead.
Long live Family Guy and long live Futurama!
Otis P Jivefunk

DOOP Secretary
« Reply #9 on: 02-16-2002 05:57 »

I'll support both even though I'm not really a Family Guy fan. As long as the Famliy Guy fans support Futurama then we will both have an advantage.

I did think of one possible thing which could turn the Family Guy crowd and Futurama fans against each other. Suppose FOX would be willing to take on ONE of the animated shows it had dropped, and FOX would base it's decision on fans support for either show renewing the show that had the biggest reaction amongst fans. That could be a nasty battle.
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