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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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« Reply #40 on: 11-12-2008 22:30 »

On the simpsons, it's silly if no one ages, isn't it?

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no.9 man

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« Reply #41 on: 11-12-2008 22:36 »

I think they have got worse because matt greoning doesnt want to make them any more.
gudbjorg

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« Reply #42 on: 11-13-2008 11:11 »

I still watch them, so other people probably still watch them too. So The Simpsons won't stop until they stop making money, if Matt Groening already doesn't want to make them anymore, and they're still getting made, then it must be money?
jbm

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« Reply #43 on: 11-13-2008 20:22 »

I heard Fox signed The Simpson's for 4 more years. They must be making good profits from the show or else they wouldn't have signed on for an extra 4 years.
Einahpet

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« Reply #44 on: 11-13-2008 22:11 »

They should make an episode that has simpsons and futurama in too, then i'd love it so much i'd hate to miss the episodes.

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Einahpet

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« Reply #45 on: 11-13-2008 22:15 »

Sorry for so many laughs on the post before this one.
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chocobeano
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« Reply #46 on: 11-15-2008 01:03 »

The Simpsons just because it's a classic.  Naturally the newer episodes aren't going to be as great... the writers can't keep producing new ideas after the Simpsons has literally done EVERY theme out there.  Futurama's easier because it's Sci-Fi-themed, and nothing has to make sense.  I still love both shows though.  I'd like to know why there aren't more Simpsons movies though when Futurama is still releasing them.
gudbjorg

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« Reply #47 on: 11-15-2008 02:31 »

What other cartoon show is as sci-fied as Futurama, and has more than 2 mathmaticians on their pay-roll?
hobbitboy

Sir Rank-a-Lot
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« Reply #48 on: 11-15-2008 11:03 »

I <3 Futurama

& pie.

Especially pie.

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

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« Reply #49 on: 11-16-2008 06:23 »

I <3 Futurama

& pi.

Especially pi.
chocobeano
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« Reply #50 on: 11-20-2008 01:08 »

I <3 Freela
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gudbjorg

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« Reply #51 on: 11-20-2008 01:23 »

The Simpsons: Not enough robots
Futurama: Almost enough robots

Futurama > The Simpsons
Dr.Perceptron

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« Reply #52 on: 11-20-2008 01:40 »

I definitely like Futurama better, this is a fan site isn't it?  But I think people are being way to quick to write off new Simpsons episodes.  I agree that the overall quality of Simpsons episodes began to fall off maybe 8-11 years ago (around when South Park came out and changed everything), but the last few seasons have been done pretty well, and it is on an upswing.  My favorite recent Simpsons is called Little Orphan Millie, and it is straight hilarious from the first scene.  I'd recommend giving the Simpsons another go if you haven't watched in a while.
robertojamison

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« Reply #53 on: 12-06-2008 21:43 »

The Simpsons set the bar for edgy cartoon humor over 20 years ago. Without them, i dont believe south park, family guy, or Futurama would be around.

While I agree it has not been as funny lately I don't think we can fairly compare the two.
OrpheusLupus

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« Reply #54 on: 12-06-2008 22:31 »

I'm about as old as the Simpsons' main series (not the short cartoons beforehand, but I was born roughly around the first Christmas episode), so I have a really bizarre connection to them.

Anyway, I agree that it's not fair to compare the two too much.  I do like Futurama better now, yes.  The thing about the Simpsons is that it's wonderful and I love it, I just keep getting the bizarre feeling that it could have been better?  THat's true of everything, of course, but the Simpsons has in the past been so close and yet so far.

One thing I have to be honest about, though:  I'm really tired of special guests on the Simpsons in general.  I really never cared about "This Weeks Special Guest" so much as the characters themselves.  If anything, I'd rather see some of the old special guest characters brought back more regularly in some form (aside from "Stands Quietly But Noticably In The Background In Certain Springfield Locations")...ANd not suddenly made easily despisable.  *I give no names* 

Actually, that was a big problem I had...I loved some of the earlier characters that were played by special guests or otherwise one-timers, which seriously affects my enjoyment when I get unintentionally attached to a character that will usually never be seen again.  Granted they do bring them back on rare occasions...

But yeah.  Get away from "Homer/Marge have marriage troubles!" episodes, give Marge a permanent friend FOR CRIPES' SAKE so I never have to hear the ol' Marge has no friends joke, stop coming up with new one time characters where they're unnecessary...And my enjoyment of the show as is will jump quite a bit.

That said I've liked the last two seasons better than what I saw of Seasons 11-17 (18 I'm iffy).  Thank you, Movie.

I think Futurama definitely feels more refined and "tighter" as far as character and storytelling goes, but that may be experience doing that.  I just know I haven't been drawn away by a one-time/special guest character too much.  (It's a personal issue.  I don't like one-time characters on long-running anythings unless they're crappy/unnoticable one-time characters)

Disclaimer: When I say special guest character, I mean a special guest who plays someone other than themselves...In the Simpsons these would be characters like Lurleen Lumpkin, Jacques (I think it was?), Ruth and Laura Powers, Krusty's father, Sideshow Bob and his relatives, etc.  In Futurama we're talking Robot Devil, Fry's ex, that sort of thing.  I realize that these are not always one-time characters (especially not in Futurama).  That's besides the point. :-P

And finally:  TL:DR  ;-)
x.Bianca.x

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« Reply #55 on: 12-09-2008 03:26 »

I was almost literally raised by The Simpsons (For one, they are funnier than my real parents). But I've said in the past that Futurama is more intelligent and I think the more intelligent(/more adult jokes) the show gets, the more older people/adults will watch it.
x.Bianca.x

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« Reply #56 on: 12-09-2008 03:28 »

The Simpsons set the bar for edgy cartoon humor over 20 years ago. Without them, i dont believe south park, family guy, or Futurama would be around.

While I agree it has not been as funny lately I don't think we can fairly compare the two.

Ok, that's one thing I don't like the simpsons for doing!
OrpheusLupus

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« Reply #57 on: 12-10-2008 03:31 »

Well, it's sort of like...You know how without Lord of the Rings (the books) we probably wouldn't have most fantasy?  Bear with me.  If you look at LOTR and compare it to it's "descendents", there's a whole lot of things LOTR does that it's descendents don't do.  They are strangely different from their predecessor in many ways but are similar to each other.

I feel the same way about adult cartoons.  There's been a few really good ones, but there's also been some (including Family Guy) that seem to have tried to replicate the Simpsons' formula pretty close, yet have somehow winded up far different in a few not necessarily good ways.

It's all very subjective whether or not the originals were better, mind.  Art is entirely subjective, so I do get a bit icky whenever I hear someone talk about how horrible something is (even though I do it myself).
robertojamison

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« Reply #58 on: 12-10-2008 23:59 »

So, I know the question has been asked for the last several years...but.....

When does everyone think the simpsons will finally end?

I'm guessing 2-3 more years......
Xanderz

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« Reply #59 on: 12-11-2008 03:36 »

I remember that Matt Groening has said that he is willing to make Simpsons episodes as long as he lives.
I think Fox would probably have to be the one to end it (cancel it). But The Simpsons is a franchise that is still making a lot of money all over the world, so I don't see that happening anytime soon.
OrpheusLupus

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« Reply #60 on: 12-11-2008 05:35 »

I think we should stop asking.   The show will end when it ends.  For financial reasons it *seems* like their will only be a few more seasons, and I would like to see "how" it ends if it does, but I won't ever hold my breath.

I would love, however, to see the Simpsons make a comeback in some way longer lasting than the movie.  I really would.  But I'm not sure how that would work under the show as is >_>
robertojamison

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« Reply #61 on: 12-16-2008 03:34 »

Im wondering if they will turn to spin offs....

Of if they will move the show 10 years into the future, where the kids are older.
OrpheusLupus

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« Reply #62 on: 12-16-2008 08:24 »

I'd actually welcome that at this point, which is totally insane.  Considering the fact that time never moves is supposed to be on of the selling points...It's just that, weeeeeeell, I'm a little tired of the Homer and Marge story everything centers around.  I wouldn't mind a spin-off.   Actually, I wouldn't mind seeing the Simpsons move away and them be forced to focus on developing other characters further than they already have :-P  But none of these will happen, I'm sure.  Partly due to most spin-offs sucking (due to crappy writing, mind you).
x.Bianca.x

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« Reply #63 on: 01-02-2009 10:30 »

How about something based totally on maggie- when she can talk at least.
shinyass

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« Reply #64 on: 01-02-2009 12:11 »

The Simpsons have been running too long in terms of not being funny at all anymore. Spin-offs seem to grasp my interest but I seem less enthusiastic on not missing the new episodes...

...well Moaning Groaning won't really end it until 40 years into the future; it's still making money.

Will Maggie ever grow up?
Frisco17

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« Reply #65 on: 01-02-2009 17:35 »

I thought they were going to stop at 20 seasons.
iceiwynd

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« Reply #66 on: 01-02-2009 22:05 »

There's been absolutely no evidence to indicate that. They're still going for a few more years, at least.

And, to answer the original question, I prefer The Simpsons. I know that by now over half of the series is more not-so-great than absolutely amazing, but what drew me into Futurama was what drew me into The Simpsons: complex character relations and interactions to the point that it all feels so, well, real.

I just like The Simpsons' characters better, and besides, theirs is even more intricate - they created an entire town, whereas Futurama just focuses on a place of work. Not that there's anything wrong with that, really, but when I think about these sorts of things The Simpsons manages to blow my mind a little more.

Um, you know, I can't really explain why I prefer The Simpsons over Futurama... They're still my absolute top two favourite shows, but uh, yeah. I just like The Simpsons more.
jbm

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« Reply #67 on: 01-02-2009 22:48 »

There's been absolutely no evidence to indicate that. They're still going for a few more years, at least.

And, to answer the original question, I prefer The Simpsons. I know that by now over half of the series is more not-so-great than absolutely amazing, but what drew me into Futurama was what drew me into The Simpsons: complex character relations and interactions to the point that it all feels so, well, real.

I just like The Simpsons' characters better, and besides, theirs is even more intricate - they created an entire town, whereas Futurama just focuses on a place of work. Not that there's anything wrong with that, really, but when I think about these sorts of things The Simpsons manages to blow my mind a little more.

Um, you know, I can't really explain why I prefer The Simpsons over Futurama... They're still my absolute top two favourite shows, but uh, yeah. I just like The Simpsons more.

4 more years at least
Smarty

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« Reply #68 on: 01-03-2009 00:18 »

I like Futurama more solely because that was the first show I watched. After a while of that, I started to watch the Simpsons, but I never really remembered when it was on, (although really, I just forgot to put it on at 5:00...). But I love both of them, because they are both funny and just great cartoon shows to watch.

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x.Bianca.x

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« Reply #69 on: 01-03-2009 00:19 »

I was raised by The Simpsons.
Smarty

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« Reply #70 on: 01-03-2009 00:22 »

I was almost literally raised by The Simpsons (For one, they are funnier than my real parents).

Yes, this quote proves it. smile

But I've said in the past that Futurama is more intelligent and I think the more intelligent(/more adult jokes) the show gets, the more older people/adults will watch it.

Definately, and as you get older you understand the jokes more, which makes you laugh at everything in the show, not just the slapstick and real jokes.
Frisco17

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« Reply #71 on: 01-03-2009 00:32 »

I was raised by The Simpsons.

That's how I grew up and I turned out TV.
iceiwynd

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« Reply #72 on: 01-03-2009 01:19 »


Yeah, I knew of that, but... the last paragraph of that article points out what I was going to. It doesn't mean the show is going to continue for another four years, just that the voice actors have obligations to voice these characters for whatever else comes along, whether or not it's for another video game, or maybe some commercials like back in the good old days, or another movie, or whatever.

Al Jean said something about wanting to go to season 22 or so, but I won't be surprised if it extends beyond that. Whenever it's the last season though, we're probably going to know of it, because if Fox doesn't pimp the hell out of that notion I'll be pretty shocked.
me,bender

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« Reply #73 on: 01-03-2009 03:12 »

I sorta like the simpsons but it seems like their running out of ideas so futurama wins. Plus the simpsons arent very funny futurama is far better
me,bender

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« Reply #74 on: 01-03-2009 03:17 »

They should make an episode that has simpsons and futurama in too, then i'd love it so much i'd hate to miss the episodes.

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gudbjorg

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« Reply #75 on: 01-18-2009 09:09 »

I sorta like the simpsons but it seems like their running out of ideas so futurama wins. Plus the simpsons arent very funny futurama is far better

Yeah, I think they might be starting to run out of ideas. Futurama has much left yet to be used!

Futurama > The Simpsons
x.Bianca.x

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« Reply #76 on: 01-19-2009 08:21 »

I was a bit lost when Lisa started smoking.
Bear

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« Reply #77 on: 01-20-2009 20:21 »

Bianca if you're trying to catch my postcount you might as well stop now.
x.Bianca.x

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« Reply #78 on: 01-21-2009 04:21 »

Who? Me? Never!
Bear

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« Reply #79 on: 01-21-2009 16:01 »

I knew it! Stop right there you Tease!
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