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Author Topic: Would you trade Futurama for Arrested Development to be uncancelled  (Read 3514 times)
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PEE Poll: well
yes   -7 (10%)
no   -44 (62.9%)
I never watched AD (shame on me)   -19 (27.1%)
Total Voters: 70

Books

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« on: 07-21-2009 17:11 »

Ok
Svip

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« Reply #1 on: 07-21-2009 18:22 »

No.  As funny as Arrested Development is, I am genuinely more a fan of Futurama.  Besides, you are asking a question that will only end in tears.  You suck, Books.
KickPants

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« Reply #2 on: 07-21-2009 18:54 »

Yeesh, I don't know.  I love both shows, but I think I'd go with Futurama because of characters.  Both shows made me laugh really hard and I quote both everyday, but I think the cast of Futurama is a lot more likeable so I'd rather spend more time with them.

Still...GOB...
Angelikfire

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« Reply #3 on: 07-21-2009 18:58 »

Even though I love Arrested Development, no. I like Futurama better.

And I would say the same even if you switched AD with Firefly.
Nixons Head

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« Reply #4 on: 07-21-2009 19:58 »
« Last Edit on: 07-22-2009 14:10 »

Same as everyone else, love Arrested Development but love futurama more

is there not an Arrested development movie being made now? or was that cancelled?
jigielnik

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« Reply #5 on: 07-21-2009 20:31 »
« Last Edit on: 07-21-2009 20:39 »

i wouldnt trade either of them! I am a HUGE Arrested Development fan, i can quote every episode line for line from the pilot to the finale (i can also do this for futurama for the most part, though not the movies... yet)  The reality is i am an optimist, i believe that both shows could survive again in the right circumstances, and i dont like to think that one show would have to fall for another to be saved. would i trade 'The Cleveland show' or 'The Goode Family' or some other Crap-o-Rama to save Arrested? any day, But I love Futurama.

The reality is the two shows can not be properly compared, first of all, the animation/live action gap is a huge deal, and the shows are just entirely different. Futurama feeds my inner nerd, and my general love for funny and high quality animation, and it also feeds my inner slob and my imagination. Arrested Development feeds the side of me that loves goofy real life situations, complex season long story lines, jokes that are so complex that in some cases you have to have watch the entire series to get a joke in season 1, and extremely intelligent social commentary that is both funny and timely (not that futurama doesnt do that from time to time, but nothing can beat things like George Sr being found in the Fox hole etc...) its really just 2 different shows that i love... in fact, as i write this i have been searching for the perfect thing to say and i think ive got it:

asking me to decide between Futurama and Arrested Development is like asking a mother of newborn twins which one she loves more...


EDIT: for those of you who voted as having never seen Arrested Development... Truly, SHAME on you!
KurtPikachu2001

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« Reply #6 on: 07-21-2009 23:56 »

I would never trade Futurama for any show!  Arrested Development is okay, not too bad nor too good.   For suggesting trading Futurama for AD, no way!  How can a fan even think that?!
homerjaysimpson

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« Reply #7 on: 07-22-2009 00:03 »

I never watched. So I should go to hell.
x.Bianca.x

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« Reply #8 on: 07-22-2009 12:27 »

I haven't watched it and it's on at a dodgy time so screw it.
David A

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« Reply #9 on: 07-22-2009 19:19 »

I would.

If the first movie was any indication, then uncancelled Futurama just isn't as good as original flavor Futurama.  Plus, I like Arrested Development better than Futurama anyway.  I don't know if I did when I first watched the shows, but Arrested Development holds up better on repeat viewing.

That said, I don't think that bringing Arrested Development back now would work.  It's been too long, and the kids are older now, not to mention that all of the cast has moved on to other things.
THM

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« Reply #10 on: 07-22-2009 20:00 »

From what I've seen of AD...no; Futurama is something I'd watch regularly, and buy merchandise for - AD isn't. It'd be the same if it were Simpsons v. Futurama; I like both shows, but I'm willing to support Futurama.

God, I really hope that after the 24th this whole stupid situation gets resolved. frown

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harpenden

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« Reply #11 on: 07-23-2009 18:04 »

geez, those of you who liked Ad AND Futurama should have been real happy with "Sit Down, Shut Up".
jigielnik

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« Reply #12 on: 07-23-2009 21:29 »

geez, those of you who liked Ad AND Futurama should have been real happy with "Sit Down, Shut Up".

that show was good, but it was literally too fast for the american public, literally the show had so many jokes in so short a time that people simply could not keep up
Frisco17

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« Reply #13 on: 07-23-2009 22:19 »

geez, those of you who liked Ad AND Futurama should have been real happy with "Sit Down, Shut Up".

that show was good, but it was literally too fast for the american public, literally the show had so many jokes in so short a time that people simply could not keep up

The way I remember it, it didn't have enough jokes and the ones it did have were stupid.
Freako

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« Reply #14 on: 07-25-2009 12:05 »

What are you, stupid?
Books

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« Reply #15 on: 07-25-2009 12:56 »

I think Frisco means Sit Down Shut Up, not AD.
Freako

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« Reply #16 on: 07-25-2009 14:18 »

Books, i'm talking to you.
jigielnik

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« Reply #17 on: 07-25-2009 21:55 »

geez, those of you who liked Ad AND Futurama should have been real happy with "Sit Down, Shut Up".

that show was good, but it was literally too fast for the american public, literally the show had so many jokes in so short a time that people simply could not keep up

The way I remember it, it didn't have enough jokes and the ones it did have were stupid.

i mean... it had a lot of jokes that were EXTREMELY subtle, they went over a lot of peoples heads, and im not trying to say that people who didnt get them were dumb. the jokes were TOO subtle and smart, as there is in fact an acceptable level, and sit down shut up was over the level and couldnt survive
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« Reply #18 on: 07-25-2009 22:03 »

It's really easy to just say "well it had a lot of subtle jokes that people didn't catch that's why it didn't get recognized!!" but I can't remember many of the jokes being particularly subtle. I just remember the really overbearing meta crap, which was pretty far from subtle. I could feel some AD-ish vibes coming from SDSU but those two shows are NOWHERE near the same level, at least not with what we saw.

Re: Thread. No. I have endless adoration for Futurama and I have endless adoration for AD and I would have preferred for neither to have gotten kicked around but ultimately, thinking about it more long-term, Futurama has a better chance for survival. You can get more out of it because it is animated - look at The Simpsons. AD would have to acknowledge the age changes though, particularly where GM and Maeby are concerned. Plus being live action it's just generally more limited. Futurama started up ten years ago - Fry still looks the same as he did ten years ago, will look the same ten years from now. Futurama could, theoretically, go on another ten years. Arrested Development probably couldn't.
captjim

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« Reply #19 on: 07-26-2009 23:59 »
« Last Edit on: 07-27-2009 00:05 »

i love both shows but at the end of the day i love futurama far more than arrested development.
geez, those of you who liked Ad AND Futurama should have been real happy with "Sit Down, Shut Up".

that show was good, but it was literally too fast for the american public, literally the show had so many jokes in so short a time that people simply could not keep up

nah, the problem wasn't that sit down shut up was too fast, too subtle, or had too many in-jokes. the problem was that it wasn't funny.
Morgan_G19

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« Reply #20 on: 08-05-2009 08:02 »

How can I choose between these 2? That's just not fair, Books frown

I find both shows have their own appeal so I couldn't possibly choose for either one to be canceled

*kicks Books for posting such a hurtful topic  mad
seattlejohn01

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« Reply #21 on: 08-05-2009 18:26 »

I'm embarrassed to admit that I've never seen Arrested Development.  However, since I think Futurama is absolutely brilliant, I probably wouldn't trade them. 
leela09

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« Reply #22 on: 08-27-2009 21:40 »

I saw a couple of episodes of AD and I would rather see them bring back the PJ's.I know that this is harsh,
PatchChord_Adams

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« Reply #23 on: 08-27-2009 21:47 »

Arrested development is probably definitely the greatest live-action sitcom of all time.  But that is the problem; The actors (the kids specifically) have all grown up as opposed to voice acting it doesn't really matter about their age.  I love Arrested Development, but I would rather have Futurama.

Hopefully the Arrested Development Movie will get written; Jason Bateman (Michael Bluth) said It should be out late next year.
leela09

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« Reply #24 on: 08-27-2009 22:36 »
« Last Edit on: 08-28-2009 01:06 »

Ooh My nipples explode with delight!!
kaktus9

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« Reply #25 on: 08-28-2009 12:36 »

that trade is no-go for me
Freako

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« Reply #26 on: 08-28-2009 16:28 »

I wish I could vote 'no' a gillion more times.
SpaceCase

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« Reply #27 on: 08-28-2009 17:33 »

[*SC reads Thread title*]

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My sides ache...

Quolnok

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« Reply #28 on: 08-29-2009 16:45 »

No need to, AD is on its way back in movie form, which turns the question into "would I like to switch the upcoming episodes of Futurama and Arrested Development movie for episodes of Arrested Development and a Futurama movie?" and that answer is a no too. Futurama movies, the ones we have anyway, are designed to be split into episodes and feel a little off because of it, I doubt that'll happen in the Arrested movie.

Who wants to go to the hospital?
Bigboysdontcry

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« Reply #29 on: 08-31-2009 04:14 »

No the show is over and besides there is an AD movie coming out. So there would be no need for the trade.
Taco Wiz

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« Reply #30 on: 08-31-2009 04:28 »

I'd trade Futurama for Invader ZIM.
boo rad

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« Reply #31 on: 08-31-2009 06:04 »

I liked Arrested Development but I liked Futurama alot more.  I would not trade for any cancelled program other than possibly to get Walter Cronkrite and Eric Sevareid back on the evening news but that would be a little more difficult.
Freako

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« Reply #32 on: 08-31-2009 12:25 »

I'd trade Futurama for Invader ZIM.

No offense but you're a fucking tool.
SpaceCase

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« Reply #33 on: 08-31-2009 14:28 »

I'd trade Futurama for Invader ZIM.

GET THEE OFF OF MY P.E.E.L!

No offense but you're a fucking tool.

  • Now now, FF1; that was uncalled for.
  • It is unreasonable to expect anyone not to take offense at being called a "fucking tool,"
  • As I post this, Mr. Whiz Taco Wiz is a n00b, having been here only ~24 hrs,
  • Mr. n00b Whiz Taco Wiz is a mere 13 years of age,
  • Obviously has no common sense, and;
  • Can hardly be expected not to troll to politely interact with others in a public forum.
  • So, please give him enough rope to hang himself cut him some slack.

It isn't like I disagree with you, or anything... roll eyes [*Ahem*]
I'll just... ooze... back out under the door now...

Taco Wiz

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« Reply #34 on: 08-31-2009 15:52 »

Come on. Fututrama had like 70 episodes, and ZIM only had 27.
coldangel

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« Reply #35 on: 08-31-2009 15:57 »

What the fuck is Invader Zim? I don't think we get that in Australia. Is it a kid's cartoon or a semi-adult one? Because the former doesn't rate here.
Freako

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« Reply #36 on: 08-31-2009 16:05 »
« Last Edit on: 08-31-2009 16:07 by Futurama_Freak1 »

What the fuck is Invader Zim? I don't think we get that in Australia. Is it a kid's cartoon or a semi-adult one? Because the former doesn't rate here.

It's a cartoon about an alien and its like wow lolz so randum liek omigawd!

also, spacecase

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2. It is unreasonable to expect anyone not to take offense at being called a "fucking tool,"

SpaceCase

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« Reply #37 on: 08-31-2009 16:45 »

also, spacecase
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2. It is unreasonable to expect anyone not to take offense at being called a "fucking tool,"

   Please, do read the rest, FF1.

I'll just... ooze... back out under the door now...
boo rad

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« Reply #38 on: 08-31-2009 22:55 »

    • It is unreasonable to expect anyone not to take offense at being called a "fucking tool,"
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    Unless of course your name is D. Walt; Millie Waukee, Mack Ita or Black Decker.  Since Wiz is probably not a surname, it may very well be reasonable to call him 'tool'[/list]
    Freako

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    « Reply #39 on: 09-01-2009 00:52 »

    also, spacecase
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    2. It is unreasonable to expect anyone not to take offense at being called a "fucking tool,"

       Please, do read the rest, FF1.

    I'll just... ooze... back out under the door now...

    I did, and could hardly care for it.

    I hear 13 year olds talk like that all the time.
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