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prankster235

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« on: 02-24-2008 18:52 »
« Last Edit on: 09-02-2008 15:44 by Nixorbo »

do you think that the new episodes of futurama will be a bit rude and dirty,i hope not.
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #1 on: 02-24-2008 19:20 »

I hope not too...
tyraniak

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« Reply #2 on: 02-24-2008 20:05 »

I think Matt's smart enough not to screw with what works, Futurama was still kinda dirty for a network show, so I'm pretty sure it'll be more of the same (which is a good thing)
prankster235

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« Reply #3 on: 02-24-2008 20:23 »

if futurama becomes dirty and stupid like family guy then i wont watch futurama anymore.
futz
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« Reply #4 on: 02-24-2008 21:44 »

By network standards it's pretty middle-of-the-road. I don't think it would make a V-chip blush.
Bendersfan1221

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« Reply #5 on: 02-24-2008 22:05 »

Prankster, MG, DXC adn all them would never have Futurama turn into Family Guy in the future type thing. If they did I would loose all respect for them adn punch them. They have too much repect for the show to let it loose what made it great. They have too much respect for the Sci-fi genre to destroy it.
prankster235

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« Reply #6 on: 02-24-2008 23:35 »

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Originally posted by Bendersfan1221:
Prankster, MG, DXC adn all them would never have Futurama turn into Family Guy in the future type thing. If they did I would loose all respect for them adn punch 
same here.

prankster235

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« Reply #7 on: 02-24-2008 23:42 »

your right bendersfan1221 matt and david would never make futurama dirty.
 
 
NastyInThePasty

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« Reply #8 on: 02-25-2008 00:59 »

Futurama has had some ribald jokes along the way ("What's the matter? Your tail is wagging" ), yet it never leans excessively on disgusting "shock" humor like the terrible Family Guy or American Dad. Yeah, I like hearing Bender saying "Bastard" and the like, but I'm glad that Matt Groening and company have kept the general core of the show on the sweet, positive side.
SpaceCase

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« Reply #9 on: 02-25-2008 01:29 »

Prankster, I suggest STRENUOUSLY you do yourself (and everyone else) a favor:

Read the PEEL FAQ.

Learn it.
Live it.
Love it.

Elsewise, your stay here is likely to be brief and uncomfortable.
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HYPNoBRECKY

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« Reply #10 on: 02-25-2008 09:14 »
« Last Edit on: 02-25-2008 09:14 »

Prankster235, the best thing a fellow PEELer taught me-ever- was the use of the "edit" button(three icons in -the middle icon- below your actual post).  If you have more thoughts to add to your post after you clicked on the "submit" button, you can click on the "edit" button and edit the same post , heck, seven times if you wish to do that many changes to one singular post!!  It's just that double posting isn't necessary when you can simply "edit" any post as many times as you like!!--- even weeks later after the original post was made!!  I sometimes reread some of my posts and discover grammatical errors and hit the "edit" button weeks after it was posted and fix the error or if no one else has chimed in after me, instead of "double posting"- I'll just add another joke or thought to the original post with the word:"edit-" prefacing my added remarks.  I hope that helps you,prankster235!!  wink cool   flirt
Nicky boy

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« Reply #11 on: 02-25-2008 11:29 »
« Last Edit on: 02-25-2008 11:29 »

why would they make futurama dirty!?
Professor Zoidy

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« Reply #12 on: 02-25-2008 22:18 »

Matt said on the commentaries that while they did go a little further with the movie's dirtiness, it wouldn't turn out to be this gross mass like Family Guy has on al lthe time.
Bendersfan1221

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« Reply #13 on: 03-06-2008 07:02 »

Yeah they'll go just a bit dirtier but thats it they wont tak it to the extreme.
futz
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« Reply #14 on: 03-06-2008 14:55 »

Now... let's not be too hasty. We already have Sesame Street and umpteen kiddie toons if that's what you want.
SpaceCase

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« Reply #15 on: 03-06-2008 20:21 »

 
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Originally posted by futz:
Now... let's not be too hasty. We already have Sesame Street and umpteen kiddie toons if that's what you want.
[*Hurk*]
Please, I just ate...

As I recall, MG said in one of the Vol. 1 DVD interviews, that to do any kind of social commentary Futurama couldn't be too dark and gritty, as in 'Blade Runner', nor too bright and cheerful, as was 'The Jetsons'.
(And, BTW, the F*x exec's at the time LOVED 'The Jetson's" - which could explain a number of things.)
As, you can see, there's a lot of 'maneuvering room' between those extremes.
I'll just ooze out under the door now...
Anarchy_Balsac
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« Reply #16 on: 03-06-2008 22:55 »

They did cross an inexcusable line with the "relationship" between the pre-Lars Fry and Leelu. Especially in the scene where he jumps out of the tank and crosses his legs.

Seriously not cool.
futz
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« Reply #17 on: 03-06-2008 23:16 »

You thought that had sexual meaning? Hoo boy!
Anarchy_Balsac
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« Reply #18 on: 03-06-2008 23:46 »
« Last Edit on: 03-06-2008 23:46 »

Well, Leelu, did parallel Leela, who Fry is obviously in love with. Then there was that, "Oh yeah, I got me some" look on Fry's face in that scene. Pretty sure I'm not the only one who saw something wrong going on there, even if that wasn't the writer's intentions.
Bones

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« Reply #19 on: 03-07-2008 08:05 »

Will Futurama be more dirtier?

Well it might be more dirty and it might be dirtier, but it certainly won't be more dirtier any more than I'll be less pedantic about grammar!
Kryten

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« Reply #20 on: 03-09-2008 01:39 »

 
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Originally posted by Anarchy_Balsac:
Well, Leelu, did parallel Leela, who Fry is obviously in love with. Then there was that, "Oh yeah, I got me some" look on Fry's face in that scene. Pretty sure I'm not the only one who saw something wrong going on there, even if that wasn't the writer's intentions.


SYMBOLISM DOES NOT WORK THAT WAY! GOOD NIGHT!
dr.bender nye

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« Reply #21 on: 03-09-2008 03:22 »

I don't think it'll get like Family Guy, South Park or the American Dad! episode, Franny 911 kind of dirtier, but I think that there will defiantly be  a little more mild nudity witch I would say that it's no bad thing.
x.Bianca.x

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« Reply #22 on: 03-26-2008 01:56 »

if it got too wrong for one thing fox probably wont let them show it.
i dont mind the occasional sick joke but the stuff like in spanish fry, that is at just the right tone of dirtiness, not too dirty but not clean. i hate family guy so much because its just way too dirty.
seattlejohn01

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« Reply #23 on: 03-26-2008 02:28 »

I don't think Futurama will get dirtier; as it is now, it's witty, topical and EDGY, but in a hilarious way.  At the same time, it deals with more adult type issues (alienation, drugs, alcohol, fidelity, sex, etc), so it's not exactly a kiddy show.

I don't think Matt & his crew would head in that direction because, not only would it turn off many that watch it, but, in some way, Futurama is like Burlesque.  It SUGGESTS things, but never stoops so low as to shove it in your face.  The show is intelligently written & respects it's audience, which is one of the reasons why I enjoy watching it... 
FordMustang

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« Reply #24 on: 03-26-2008 21:25 »

I think you said it just perfectly there for me, SeattleJohn01
x.Bianca.x

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« Reply #25 on: 03-28-2008 02:01 »
« Last Edit on: 03-28-2008 02:01 »

As the produces of futurama have said, "It was never meant to be on at a 7 o'clock time slot",
i dont think the show was ever intended for little kids

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futz
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« Reply #26 on: 04-01-2008 10:59 »

homerjaysimpson

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« Reply #27 on: 04-01-2008 15:57 »

Why ask Permission? We are the authorities
     
x.Bianca.x

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« Reply #28 on: 04-02-2008 02:47 »

They almost didnt let them show a tale of two santas because some kids were traumitised by robot santa.
seattlejohn01

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« Reply #29 on: 04-02-2008 03:46 »

You'd think that parents would at least take a look at the series before letting their kids watch it.  Just from a cursory examination, it's easy to see that it's an adult series.  For example, Bender is a lazy, alcoholic, cigar smoking, floozy chasing robot; not exactly a role model you want kids seeing...
x.Bianca.x

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« Reply #30 on: 04-07-2008 03:58 »

when i was younger and futurama started i wasnt allowed to watch it from when my dad heard telling amy about love making in episode two:the series has landed. I cried but then i watched it anyway.
FordMustang

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« Reply #31 on: 04-07-2008 11:10 »

 
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Originally posted by seattlejohn01:
You'd think that parents would at least take a look at the series before letting their kids watch it.  Just from a cursory examination, it's easy to see that it's an adult series.  For example, Bender is a lazy, alcoholic, cigar smoking, floozy chasing robot; not exactly a role model you want kids seeing...

Unfortunately, there are a lot of adults out there who assume if it is animated then it automatically is suitable for kids.  It's that same attitude that has kept animation and comic books from getting the same respect in the USA as they get in the rest of the world. 
KurtPikachu2001

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« Reply #32 on: 04-07-2008 12:37 »

Futurama will not become another Family Guy.  I agree with the fact that some adults think some adult cartoons are good enough for kids just because it's animated.  Besides, Futurama was not meant to be a kids show. 

It's like Futurama has limits about dirty jokes, and doesn't go overboard with it like Family Guy does.  So, no.  Futurama will never get dirtier. 
seattlejohn01

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« Reply #33 on: 04-08-2008 00:53 »

That's why I like it so much.  It's witty, intelligent & hilariously funny.  It don't get much better than that.... 
ShepherdofShark

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« Reply #34 on: 04-08-2008 10:49 »

Futurama is clearly a labour of love - written by Sci-Fi fans with intelligence and a sense of humour. To alter the formula in any way would be absurd, and it would risk alienating the well-established fans in favour of a few fly-by-night newcomers.

Short answer: MG and DXC are too smart to make it dirtier.
seattlejohn01

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« Reply #35 on: 04-08-2008 23:26 »

Well put.  I've always thought of Futurama as a Valentine to the legions of Sci Fi & Star Trek fans out there.
x.Bianca.x

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« Reply #36 on: 04-09-2008 02:10 »

If futurama ever became like family guy, I would be off it forever!
ShepherdofShark

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« Reply #37 on: 04-09-2008 11:25 »

Suggestion and subtle innuendo are difficult to write - the obvious crudity of Family Guy is easier.

The lack of open "dirtiness" in futurama is what makes it stand up so well to repeat viewings. The humour is largely character based (and therefore much more enduring).

And even though The Beast With A Billion Backs has a very suggestive title, I really doubt they will be explicit at all (despite what I've heard about the concept of the film's opening).
seattlejohn01

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« Reply #38 on: 04-09-2008 12:49 »

Believe it or not, my Sister watches all the episodes on DVD with my niece.  She's actually used them to start discussions with my niece about fear, alienation, sex, loyalty, etc.  Which I thought was a really novel idea, and a great way to broach sometimes difficult subject matter with a kid.
ShepherdofShark

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« Reply #39 on: 04-09-2008 12:54 »

That's really cool. It's not like kids wont see bad stuff on telly - may as well let them enjoy it and teach them at the same time.
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