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Just Chris

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« on: 03-02-2002 00:51 »

I believe that this show is lacking in fans whenever I talk to my friends on the street. I'm trying to get this guy to watch some more Futurama and he has only been able to watch 3 episodes (and he really likes season 4's X-mas one.) So I'm trying to record some eps so he can watch them at his leisure. It's a trade-off. If I can watch his anime, he should try taking a look at my stuff. Have you tried talking to friends about the show, or tried to get them to convert from The Simpsons? Share some experiences.

Venus

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« Reply #1 on: 03-02-2002 01:11 »

i let my friend borrow my season 1 vcd set.
Sarge

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« Reply #2 on: 03-02-2002 02:16 »

Uh....people on this planet (Earth) are kind of tuned into their own frequency, if you know what I mean.....& you probably don't.
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #3 on: 03-02-2002 05:30 »

I managed to persuede one of my friends to buy the Season One DVDs, most of the time though people have either never heard about it, only watched 1 or 2 eps or say that The Simpsons is where it's at.
BrainSluggo

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« Reply #4 on: 03-02-2002 05:44 »

I drop my video dubs off at the local comic book shop, and they spend the week playing again and again on the store set.

I also tell everyone to bite my ass, but I suppose it's not the same thing if it's not shiny and metal.   smile

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« Reply #5 on: 03-02-2002 06:24 »

All my friends know Futurama, but only a few watch it. When one of those who don't watch it comes to my house and we don't know what to do, I open a Futurama episode, usually everybody likes it.  big grin
totalnerd undercanada

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« Reply #6 on: 03-02-2002 06:41 »

My friends like the show, but they'd stop short of being one of those nerds who join online communities of likeminded individuals to talk about a TV show.

I didn't. I joined. I'm still shaken about the decision not to keep the show going. I'm still angry. I'm still...
...Still.
Very still.

I let other people know about it al the time. They ask me why I go around saying things like "The poor demented honky..." (For an occasion when somebody is acting strangely) and "Tell the boy to lay out my formal shorts..." (For moments of great extasy).

So I tell them why, and they ask if someone who will be 20 soon is right in the head to go around quoting a "kids" cartoon.

There is one guy at work who likes Futurama. He wrote to FOX when I told him. He got his wife to write to FOX too, and some of his friends. He has Sky, and tapes Futurama religously. Unfortunately, I have yet to convince him to lend me the tapes  frown

Coo-coo-Kaka.
Javier Lopez

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« Reply #7 on: 03-02-2002 10:03 »

most of my friends thinks that South Park, Simpsons , Futurama are for kids because cartoons are for kids... is a lost battle..   no no
TexasMX6GT

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« Reply #8 on: 03-02-2002 12:07 »

Well, I talk about Futurama to everyone who will listen, most people really enjoy it.  Lots of adults just aren't into cartoons, for whatever reason <shrug>
Just Chris

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« Reply #9 on: 03-02-2002 13:58 »

My dad watches The Simpsons, but still thinks their humor is in the wrong place. See, most adults and the governement for that matter still think cartoons and video games are meant for 6-12 year olds, and thus they invented the ratings system.
Azazel

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« Reply #10 on: 03-02-2002 17:14 »

I think all of my friends like futurama. My brother does too and he`s 26 so I think the age group of the watchers varies a lot.
cellery

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« Reply #11 on: 03-02-2002 17:20 »

I got a few people hooked on Futurama, but it's not my life's goal to go and promote the show. Most often I run into people that think Futurama is The Simpsons in Space, and they don't watch it as a result. "A friend"  wink  has made some episodes available for download, and if the repeat visits are any indication, people get hooked on the show after seeing a couple of eps.
meisterPOOP

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« Reply #12 on: 03-02-2002 17:36 »

For the life of me, I cannot understand why animation isn't a staple of every network's prime-time schedule...But maybe I'm missing something?
cellery

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« Reply #13 on: 03-02-2002 17:41 »

It seems like animation's heyday as part of network schedules has passed. Dramas, sitcoms, and reality shows reign supreme. I wouldn't be surprised to see a revival in a number of years, just like the game show craze was revived by "Millionaire" a couple years back. Cheers to Fox for being the only major network with cartoons on, but jeers to them for ******* with Futurama.
iliketowankalot

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« Reply #14 on: 03-03-2002 07:05 »

I tried to convince a few friends to watch it but they usually say something gay like "its just a cheap simpson spinoff" or "I hate sci-fi"
The only way to convince your friends to watch it is to tie them up and force them to watch about 3 to 4 hours straight of Futurama episodes, thats how I got hooked
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« Reply #15 on: 03-03-2002 08:24 »

Most of my freinds like futurama (and cartoons in general) of course i had to encourage them to like it first cos when futurama first began my freinds didnt bother watching it, they called it a simpsons rip off, ect. So in an effort to make them like it i invited my mates around to my house and we all watched a bunch of futurama eps i recorded. They all loved it, especially "war is the H word"

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« Reply #16 on: 03-03-2002 11:32 »

Well most of the people I know have either heard of the show and only watched a few episodes, or don't really know what it is.  The thing is though, EVERYONE knows the Simpsons.  I gave a speech to persuade my class to save Futurama and the speech was very persuasive so who knows, maybe they will start going to the sites and at least watching the shows.
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« Reply #17 on: 03-03-2002 11:57 »

 
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Originally posted by iliketowankalot:
"its just a cheap simpson spinoff"

Spinoff?  Have they ever SEEN it?

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ghoulishmoose

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« Reply #18 on: 03-03-2002 14:39 »

Yup! I agree! People just dont give it a chance..they think its a crap version of the Simpsons  frown I wanna be an animator when I'm older and I have done since I was really young and watching Futurama makes me wanna get that animation degree so much more. Especially the 3D parts..WOAH they're good. But people think I'm stupid for wanting to make a career out of making cartoons. Well someones gotta do it..hehe  smile
Just Chris

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« Reply #19 on: 03-03-2002 15:26 »

I told my friend with the anime tapes about how Futurama is a sitcom in its purest sense...and he agrees. Major problem is he also agrees that the time slot doesn't allow him to see it every week, but he did watch "A Tale of Two Santas" which I missed. Besides that, he's watched "A Big Piece of Garbage" and one more unknown episode. But most people I know like The Simpsons more and are also into Family Guy and South Park (which I'm not into).
McGrady

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« Reply #20 on: 03-03-2002 17:22 »

I find if someone is a die hard simpsons 4evah d00d, is it impossible to get them to watch futurama (generally die hards will only watch the simpsons, no other animated series).  It tends to be easier to convert someone if they are older (20s+), or use computers a lot.  If they are a huge fan of king of the hill, I will punch them and never talk to them again.
FilthyCrab

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« Reply #21 on: 03-04-2002 08:48 »

Slowly but surely I'm converting coworkers at my office.  I just talk about it to them one or two at a time - sooner or later they check the show out and then they're hooked.
rach_the_tall

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« Reply #22 on: 03-04-2002 09:04 »

All of my friends know and love futurama. We all have a pretty similar taste in comedy type things.
only one of my friends actually gets futurama references when I make them though, and that's because she has a good memory. And the rest of my friends can't remember it because they haven't seen it for about 2 years. Bitch. My friend (who remembers futurama) actually made what she refers to as a 'gay ass pact type thing' with her brothers and sisters. They agreed that if it wasn't better than the simpsons, they'd never watch it again. They are all devoted futurama fans. When I told my friends that it was cancelled, they were all pretty cut, though.
Australian Guy

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« Reply #23 on: 03-06-2002 02:20 »
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Why do all these stOOges think of animation as justa kids thing? No right minded person would think of anime as just a kids show. Howevr kids do grow up a lot faster these days ive noticed. So maybe thats why they think of animation as kids stuff.
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