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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

Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #400 on: 12-09-2011 19:42 »

Futurama is the better show... SHOCK HORROR!...
totalnerduk

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« Reply #401 on: 12-09-2011 20:56 »

Futurama is still way better than The Simpsons. Season 1 of Futurama is better than 99% of Simpsons episodes, even back when The Simpsons was still good.
Inquisitor Hein
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« Reply #402 on: 12-09-2011 21:04 »
« Last Edit on: 12-09-2011 21:05 »

Well..I wouldn't compare these two shows directly.
Futurama did -to a certain degree- profit from the experience Groening gained while bringing the Simpsons on the air. Had Futurama been his first show, followed by the Simpsons, this comparison could be in favor of the Simpsons.

Usually, I do prefer Futurama. But there are certain things in which I consider the "Simpsons" superior:

- The Simpsons movie had a more "fluent" plot than the Futurama movies.
- The Simpsons make better use of recurring characters. The Futurama folks tend to stay a bit too much among themselves for my taste. (That's one of those reasons why I like "How Bender gets made": Elzar as well as the Robot Mafia play a major role in that movie).
Solid Gold Bender

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« Reply #403 on: 12-09-2011 21:37 »

Futurama (The Best Show Ever)
DannyJC13

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« Reply #404 on: 12-09-2011 21:43 »

- The Simpsons movie had a more "fluent" plot than the Futurama movies.

But they were Direct-to-DVD. Simpsons was theatrical.
Solid Gold Bender

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« Reply #405 on: 12-09-2011 21:49 »

thats a very good point, but since they made the 4 dvd movie, is it possible that they wuld make a real 1?
DannyJC13

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« Reply #406 on: 12-09-2011 21:52 »

I believe DXC said if the show is cancelled again they will try to get a Futurama movie in the cinemas... wink
Solid Gold Bender

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« Reply #407 on: 12-09-2011 21:54 »

drinks 2 that   smile
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #408 on: 12-10-2011 16:24 »

On one hand I would love them to make a real theatrical Futurama movie, one designed to be seen a whole and as a whole only, not broken up into four separate eps for TV broadcast. On the other hand, if a theatrical Futurama movie is the result of the end of the show, I can wait a very long time for it!...
Solid Gold Bender

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« Reply #409 on: 12-10-2011 16:26 »

Same....
Beanoz4

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« Reply #410 on: 12-10-2011 19:18 »

They're both pretty sucky now.

Get out.

I feel the same.
Futurama's still great and all but I don't think they're into the swing of things at the moment
Solid Gold Bender

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« Reply #411 on: 12-10-2011 19:19 »

They're both pretty sucky now.

Get out.

I feel the same.
Futurama's still great and all but I don't think they're into the swing of things at the moment


Really? 6A had some good episodes, but a few weak ones, but 6B was very strong. I feel we got the momentum back!
Beanoz4

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« Reply #412 on: 12-10-2011 19:21 »

They're both pretty sucky now.

Get out.

I feel the same.
Futurama's still great and all but I don't think they're into the swing of things at the moment


Really? 6A had some good episodes, but a few weak ones, but 6B was very strong. I feel we got the momentum back!
I haven't watched most of season 6B because of me thinking Sky1 was going to show the whole season 6 and after that came the random order thread.
Solid Gold Bender

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« Reply #413 on: 12-10-2011 19:24 »

I bought all of 6B on ITUNES, just now.
Beanoz4

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« Reply #414 on: 12-10-2011 19:40 »

Did I want to know that?!
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #415 on: 12-10-2011 20:00 »

Yes, and you also wanted to know how much they cost and how long they took to download...
Solid Gold Bender

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« Reply #416 on: 12-10-2011 20:06 »

Did I want to know that?!
Well, it gets rid of the wait for you.
Beanoz4

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« Reply #417 on: 12-10-2011 20:10 »

Did I want to know that?!
Well, it gets rid of the wait for you.
Well I don't have iTunes and you saying that is like me saying.

I'm eating crisps right now. Yum.
TheAnvil

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« Reply #418 on: 12-10-2011 20:19 »

To those of you who said Family Guy or American Dad: I hate you. That is all.
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #419 on: 12-10-2011 20:29 »

You know what, I never even looked at that since when I voted ages ago. I just assumed everyone here had voted for Futurama! laff...

Apparently not shifty...
DannyJC13

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« Reply #420 on: 12-10-2011 21:21 »

Solid Gold Bender, they are only available on iTunes in the US, not the UK. wink

And Beanoz, I imagine it's because you don't get the humour... Sorry... hmpf
Beanoz4

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« Reply #421 on: 12-10-2011 23:31 »

And Beanoz, I imagine it's because you don't get the humour... Sorry... hmpf
What humour?! Whats supposed to be funny?!
ThatGuyYouKnow

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« Reply #422 on: 12-10-2011 23:33 »

What humour?! Whats supposed to be funny?!

Tofu_Lion

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« Reply #423 on: 01-28-2012 09:35 »

I voted for Futurama, but I'm feeling generous today so here's my top 10:
1) Futurama
2) South Park
3) Aqua Teen Hunger Force
4) Aqua Unit Patrol Squad
5) Beavis & Butthead
6) The Simpsons
7) Gundam Wing
8) Assy McGee
9) Boondocks
10) King of the Hill
DannyJC13

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« Reply #424 on: 01-28-2012 10:20 »

Animated?

1. Futurama
2. South Park
3. Clone High (This could've maybe replaced South Park if it wasn't cancelled...)
4. American Dad!
5. The Simpsons
6. Family Guy
7. The Cleveland Show
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #425 on: 01-28-2012 10:59 »

I can't resist a list.

10. Bob and Margaret
9. American Dad!
8. Home Movies
7. The Life & Times of Tim
6. King of the Hill
5. The Venture Bros.
4. Family Guy
3. South Park
2. The Simpsons
1. Futurama
futurIMAfan

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« Reply #426 on: 01-29-2012 20:10 »

I think I'll play along, too:

1) Futurama (shocker, huh? big grin)
2) South Park
3) Family Guy
4) The Simpsons
5) Beavis and Butthead

OK so my list is small and only has five shows.  But I don't really watch much television anyway. wink
Solid Gold Bender

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« Reply #427 on: 01-30-2012 05:15 »

1.)Futurama
2.)Simpsons
3.)Family Guy
4.)South Park
5.)Beavis & Butthead
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #428 on: 01-30-2012 05:20 »

1) Futurama.

Professor Zoidy

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« Reply #429 on: 01-30-2012 07:46 »

 Ahem...
Tachyon

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« Reply #430 on: 01-30-2012 10:04 »

I'm pretty much in your guys' camp, but I do occasionally watch other shows.  This is roughly in order of frequency, rather than likability. 

1. Futurama
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2. American Dad
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3. Family Guy
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4. Cowboy Bebop/Ghost in the Shell/Bleach/Venture Brothers/etc.
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5. Simpsons



Binder

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« Reply #431 on: 01-30-2012 17:14 »

Step aside kids, Binder is here.

I voted The Simpsons in a Futurama forum. Bawhawhaw!

My reasoning: despite the many so-so to poor years of Simpsons 'sodes, there are far more fantastic episodes of The Simpsons than there are Futurama. HOWEVER, Futurama did start out at a quality that matches The Simpsons at their peak. First two seasons of The Simpsons were great, but nowhere near as good as The Simpsons seasons 3-9. That's seven great seasons right there, with the first two having a fair share of greats, and Simpsons seasons 10+ having a number of good and great episodes (though also a number of bad ones).

So, in terms of sheer numbers, Simpsons wins. But, Futurama was solid from premiere til now, with only a few moments of dipping quality (a few season 3/4 episodes and the DVD movie BWABB were not as good as the best Futurama).

Also, I do love how rich Springfield is. Thanks to the near 500 episodes, we have a fully functioning town with a massive number of characters and locations. Futurama, meanwhile, is still constructing New New York and expanding on secondary characters. I could imagine walking around Springfield, New New York... not so much (though it's getting close).

Ooh ooh! Can I make a list too? My favorite animated shows at the moment:

1. The Simpsons

2. Futurama - a very close second, a near tie with first.

3. The Venture Bros. - I love the episodic nature of the series, makes it very fun to follow. Also, the writing is of course brilliant and the mix of Johnny Quest, DC comics heroes and James Bond-like antics makes for great parodies, yet creates a unique and original universe for the show to take place in.

4. Star Wars The Clone Wars - I'm a Star Wars fan, but not so much a fan of the expanded universe (books, video games, etc). So I love that this series is far closer to the movies in terms of characters AND continuity.

5. Home Movies - Great humor told at a relaxed pace. Love the "real world" pacing of the dialogue. Also, Coach McGurk. 'Nuff said.
 
6. Tom Goes to the Mayor - Tim and Eric are polarizing, but thats why I love them. This show, I think, is far easier for the average viewer to get into. Like The Simpsons, it creates this bizarre Anytown, U.S.A. though TGTTM focuses more on town pride, community groups, local businesses, franchise restaurants, self-published newsletters and powerpoint presentations.

7. Space Ghost Coast to Coast - The ghost host with the most, huge respect for SG.

8. Aqua Teen Hunger Force - Despite the dip in quality, I love this series. The first four seasons are awesome.
 
9. Frisky Dingo - Under appreciated and hilarious. An interesting take on modern suer heroes and super villains. The writing is terrific. Shame it didn't get a third season...

10. Archer - ...however, Archer is the closest to a third season of Frisky Dingo. Again, solid writing.

Oh, look at that, no more numbers! I reached my limit. Sorry Seth MacFarlane and Matt & Trey. Family Guy spoiled itself. Pre-cancellation I enjoyed it, but when they came back Seth showed his true colors (that he is a talented, but very lazy man). Likable characters were kicked to the curb and he recycled the Family Guy template (which is just The Simpsons template) by creating American Dad and Cleveland. Not a fan anymore. :P

As for South Park, I do like it but not as much as my top ten. Though I do like it more than pre-cancellation Family Guy. South Park would probably make my top twenty.
Beanoz4

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« Reply #432 on: 01-30-2012 21:44 »

I would have voted The Simpsons as well I agree it had alot of better episodes compared to Futurama but now that The Simpsons are flushing themselves down the diarrhea filled toilets I voted Futurama
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #433 on: 01-30-2012 23:30 »

Interesting reasoning, Binder. Good on you for having the guts to say that. smile

I'm not too fond of The Simpsons to be honest.  frown
Tastes Like Fry

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« Reply #434 on: 01-31-2012 00:13 »

1) Futurama.

Ahem...

 shifty
Solid Gold Bender

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« Reply #435 on: 01-31-2012 00:19 »

I'm firing up the old Simpsons cannon again! I plan on buying the first 9 seasons throughout 2012. I'll be buying the 4th one this week! big grin
stanthewarrior
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« Reply #436 on: 02-07-2014 23:55 »

The First Ten Seasons of Simpsons are better than Futurama, but Futurama beats the crap out of anything past Season Ten.
stanthewarrior
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« Reply #437 on: 02-08-2014 00:00 »

Top Ten Adult Animated Comedies:
1. South Park
2. Simpsons 1-10
3. Futurama 1-4
4. Archer
5. Aqua Teen Hunger Force
6. King of the Hill
7. Beavis and Butthead
8. American Dad
9. Frisky Dingo
10. Rick and Morty
Mr Snrub

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« Reply #438 on: 02-08-2014 00:05 »

I'm just glad American Dad is ahead of Family Guy on the poll. That's all I care about.
AdrenalinDragon

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« Reply #439 on: 02-08-2014 02:54 »

The First Ten Seasons of Simpsons are better than Futurama, but Futurama beats the crap out of anything past Season Ten.

I agree with this, although I don't think Season Eleven and Season Twelve are really that bad compared to what comes afterwards.
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