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PEE Poll: Which is better?
Futurama   -136 (79.5%)
The Simpsons   -18 (10.5%)
Family Guy   -4 (2.3%)
American Dad   -5 (2.9%)
South Park   -6 (3.5%)
Yu-Gi-Oh GX or Yu-Gi-Oh   -1 (0.6%)
Venture Brothers   -1 (0.6%)
Total Voters: 171

Einahpet

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« on: 10-22-2008 22:24 »
« Last Edit on: 10-22-2008 22:26 »

Who do you like more and why?  confused



Curious Gorge

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« Reply #1 on: 10-22-2008 22:24 »

Futurama by miles.
Einahpet

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« Reply #2 on: 10-22-2008 22:28 »

I liked the old simpsons but now they are crap, so I like Futurama more.
GlenP

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« Reply #3 on: 10-23-2008 00:24 »
« Last Edit on: 10-23-2008 00:27 »

Futurama wins this one hands down.

Although The Simpsons was initially funny at times, it has long since deteriorated to the point where it seems to serve little purpose except as a vehicle for celebrities & politicians hoping to build up their public profile, through a normally quite pointless guest appearance.

Futurama, even in the new DVDs has always been far better at the art of the parody, satirising everyday situations & in general has a far more grown up feel about it; even when it goes for a more melancholy feel it never has the tweeness that is so often a feature of so many Simpsons episodes.

It is a show that you actually have to watch & listen to, in order to get the full benefit of & it probably suffered for this with some viewers; in a similar way to Police Squad, & one is left wondering whether it might, in a similar way, benefit from a big screen treatment, akin to The Naked Gun series. Certainly, the impecable quality of both the animation & the soundtracks to the episodes & the DVDs lend credence to this idea; even on the small screen some of the 3-D space sequences (like the Star Wars battle parody in BBS) cry out for this treatment.

An additional point in its favour is that Futurama never sunk to the level of that cop out; that has become something of a Simpsons standard, the clip-show. Perhaps it is one of the few benefits the series accrued from being something of a bete noir with the network & only running to 72 episodes, but even when they did run episodes that broke down into several individual stories, those stories were composed of new & original material.

Finally, the UK TV schedules might just give some indication as to which series Sky believes is likely to attract viewers at, otherwise, dead times of the day:

The Simpsons is shown for 11 hours per week, spread over six days, on the one channel (Sky 1).

Futurama is shown for a minimum of 13.5 hours, spread over all 7 days of the week, on all three Sky general entertainment channels, at various times from early afternoon - late night & early morning & always preceeds The Simpsons, in their 1900 slot; almost giving the appearance that Futurama is being used to draw in the viewers for The Simpsons.
Bigboysdontcry

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« Reply #4 on: 10-23-2008 01:29 »

Ya what that guy said ha ha, but I would have to agree.  Futurama is better. I enjoy Sci-Fi so to me Futurama is better. I would have to say that Futurama is very original. Like GlenP said, its great how each episode tells a new chapter. Its great. Im gonna bring it up a notch, bam!
PatchChord_Adams

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« Reply #5 on: 10-23-2008 01:32 »

guys guys, Futurama is great, but the simpsons are just too damn good. (except the new ones which are crap)  The old simpsons is arguably the best cartoon show EVER!!  The one show better than the old simpsons is Arrested Development, check it out
x.Bianca.x

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« Reply #6 on: 10-23-2008 08:42 »

Don't make me choose, I hate being a traitor..
The Simpsons has been with me for as long as I can remember, I remember having a bart simpson doll when i was 2.
But Futurama has had a bigger impact on my life and a different outlook on science-physics.
Angelikfire

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« Reply #7 on: 10-23-2008 15:50 »
« Last Edit on: 10-23-2008 15:56 »

Futurama, no doubts about it.

I can't even compare it to The Simpsons, which I've never liked. Sure, some episodes are funny and I'm very fond of a couple of them, but that's all. On the contrary, I love (almost) every tiny bit of Futurama: the details, the plots, the wit... IMHO, The Simpsons have never had those things.
totalnerduk

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« Reply #8 on: 10-23-2008 19:36 »

The Simpsons was the most intelligent cartoon around about ten, maybe twelve years ago. It was smart, funny, and had that strange mixture of ongoing continuity that helps build the character of a series, yet it follwed Fry's rule of television almost precisely.

Ah, so much to look back at.

Futurama on the other hand is smarter, nerdier, and involves more that I am directly interested in and familiar with. Futurama for me has always been the better show.

With the exception, of course, of a few bad episodes. Which are mirrored by the few episodes of the Simpsons which stand out head and shoulders above the rest. Like "Homer's Oddysey", and the Monorail episode. They're almost of the same calibre as Futurama's gems IMO.
x.Bianca.x

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« Reply #9 on: 10-24-2008 07:23 »

On the other hand what a stupid question to be asking on a- i'll say- hardcore futurama fan forum (That's a whole lot of F***ing F's)
Loveable_Bender

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« Reply #10 on: 10-24-2008 07:42 »

Definitely Futuarama! The plot and setting is so much more creative and fun! And the characters are amazing!
no.9 man

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« Reply #11 on: 10-24-2008 09:23 »

Einapet,you should have put a poll on
hobbitboy

Sir Rank-a-Lot
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« Reply #12 on: 10-24-2008 12:28 »


   On the other hand what a stupid question to be asking on a- i'll say-


Go on, say it. Say it!


   hardcore futurama fan forum (That's a whole lot of F***ing F's)


[Homer]Hardcore, hmmmmmm... <drools>[/Homer]

Don't hate me, Trinity.  I'm just the messenger.
KurtPikachu2001

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« Reply #13 on: 10-25-2008 21:01 »

Futurama of course.  There's more social commentary, sophisticated humor, and more hilarious situations and better characters.   It's not the same crap over and over again.   Simpsons have been done to death.   
x.Bianca.x

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« Reply #14 on: 10-26-2008 08:42 »

Ask the same question on a simpsons forum and you'll get a different answer.
I.C. Weiner

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« Reply #15 on: 10-26-2008 09:50 »

Futurama may be more cerebral and character driven but the Simpsons has provided some of the funniest moments on T.V. Both shows are great and contrary to popular belief there are some newer Simpsons episodes that are really good. For me it really depends on what mood I am in as to which show I prefer. Calling the Simpsons crap and saying that it wasn't written intelligently is ridiculous. Both shows are amazing and I just hope that Futurama will get to continue its run on T.V.
Xanderz

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« Reply #16 on: 11-03-2008 01:27 »
« Last Edit on: 11-03-2008 01:28 »

I like Futurama better, because I remember when I saw Space Pilot 3000 on TV I was amazed how different it was from everything else I had ever seen ! And I loved the theme song smile
However The Simpsons remains dear to me, especially my favorite seasons which are 5-10.
captjim

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« Reply #17 on: 11-03-2008 01:30 »

i love the simpsons, but i've always liked futurama more.
Xanderz

Delivery Boy
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« Reply #18 on: 11-03-2008 01:31 »

Well put.
gudbjorg

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« Reply #19 on: 11-10-2008 10:19 »
« Last Edit on: 11-11-2008 19:23 »

The Simpsons: Family
Futurama: Friends

Futurama > The Simpsons
bender72

Crustacean
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« Reply #20 on: 11-10-2008 16:58 »

I love Futurama !!! Futurama is better than Simpsons because the Simpsons are a normal family ... but Futurama is ... is ... is the best series of the world ! cool
gudbjorg

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #21 on: 11-11-2008 11:52 »
« Last Edit on: 11-11-2008 19:23 »

The Simpsons: Yellow
Futurama: Skin colour

There's no right way...

Futurama = The Simpsons
Juliet

DOOP Secretary
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« Reply #22 on: 11-11-2008 12:17 »

Futurama well better then The Simpsons
gudbjorg

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #23 on: 11-11-2008 12:28 »

The Simpsons: Liked by Books
Futurama: Liked by Juliet

Futurama > The Simpsons
MatMan

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« Reply #24 on: 11-11-2008 12:58 »

I love Futurama !!! Futurama is better than Simpsons because the Simpsons are a normal family ... but Futurama is ... is ... is the best series of the world ! cool

Simpsons?

"Normal" family?

Dear god man. . . :lol:

I'll always love the Simpsons but I much prefer teh humor of Futurama.
gudbjorg

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #25 on: 11-11-2008 13:57 »

The Simpsons: Love
Futurama: Humour

Futurama > The Simpsons
sohel2008
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« Reply #26 on: 11-11-2008 16:10 »

It is a show that you actually have to watch & listen to, in order to get the full benefit of & it probably suffered for this with some viewers; in a similar way to Police Squad, & one is left wondering whether it might, in a similar way, benefit from a big screen treatment, akin to The Naked Gun series. Certainly, the impecable quality of both the animation & the soundtracks to the episodes & the DVDs lend credence to this idea; even on the small screen some of the 3-D space sequences (like the Star Wars battle parody in BBS) cry out for this treatment.
gudbjorg

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #27 on: 11-11-2008 18:26 »

The Simpsons: No 3-D (the shows)
Futurama: A lot of 3-D (shows & movies)

Futurama > The Simpsons
nasarius
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« Reply #28 on: 11-11-2008 19:12 »

Aside from the fact that they're both Matt Groening animated series, Futurama and The Simpsons are very different animals.

The quality is perhaps more uneven than Futurama, but seasons 1-10 of The Simpsons are quite worthwhile, with many outstanding episodes. Season 13 onwards is probably best ignored, though there may be a few good episodes here and there.
gudbjorg

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #29 on: 11-11-2008 19:22 »

The Simpsons: Uneven quality
Futurama: Even quality

Futurama > The Simpsons
Xanderz

Delivery Boy
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« Reply #30 on: 11-11-2008 19:31 »

2.
Einahpet

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« Reply #31 on: 11-11-2008 22:20 »

Most of the simpsons are alright, but futurama is 2% better.  cry
Benders_Fan

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« Reply #32 on: 11-12-2008 05:38 »

Futurama. I used to love the simpsons when I was little.. now, it doesn't really appeal to me as much.
no.9 man

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« Reply #33 on: 11-12-2008 11:14 »

They have deteriarated like a rotting sandwhich.
jbm

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« Reply #34 on: 11-12-2008 19:30 »

The Simpsons: Family
Futurama: Friends

Futurama > The Simpsons

I agree, although the Simpsons is a good show I think they are stretching the floating timeline thing.
gudbjorg

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« Reply #35 on: 11-12-2008 19:41 »

^You mean like Patty or Selma still having that adopted kid many episodes later? And Maude dying?
jbm

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« Reply #36 on: 11-12-2008 19:43 »

No I meant that the Characters never age.
gudbjorg

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #37 on: 11-12-2008 21:46 »

oh, so you mean how maggie is really older than ... me
Kifz

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« Reply #38 on: 11-12-2008 21:51 »

The Simpsons started out great, alas, by now the show has become dull, the characters repeat their cliche behavior endlessly and they're frozen solid in the time loop.
Futurama is much funnier, and given that it takes place in the future, the possibilities are endless for new situations. It will never have to repeat itself. And it's about friends rather than family, so it gets my vote!
jbm

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« Reply #39 on: 11-12-2008 21:59 »
« Last Edit on: 11-12-2008 22:28 »

oh, so you mean how maggie is really older than ... me

Maggie should've been about 19 by now, so I guess that makes you 18 or younger? If that's what you were referring to.
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