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payn
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« Reply #200 on: 08-07-2003 01:40 »

 
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Originally posted by DotheBartman:
1. Fox would never let that joke on the air
There have been plenty of worse anti-Fox jokes and comments on Futurama and other shows on the network. (And NBC has occassionally let SNL, Letterman, and Seinfeld go even farther, going back to the days before Fox even existed.)

Unless they said something like, "Brought to you by the same network that manipulated the 2000 presidential election coverage to illegal put George W. Bush in office," Fox wouldn't stop them. (But wouldn't it be cool if they snuck that in somehow....)

 
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2.  The episode was, in all technicality, made before they absolutely knew FOR SURE that Fox wasn't going to renew it.
Changing the opening credits to insert a new subtitle is ridiculously easy. At least South Park and Clerks modified episodes in similar ways days before airtime, and I'm sure others have done the same.

 
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3.  I think the creators, as their last bid, would rather say something complimentary to the fans, or that gives a more joyful "farewell" then "we were killed off by network executives".
I agree with this one.

And I think they'll come up with something funnier, too.
Matty

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« Reply #201 on: 08-07-2003 04:09 »

Changing opening credits may be easy, but you'd have to be working on the show to be able to do that. Everybody has left a long time ago, and the tapes have been laying around at FOX for months (all the episodes aired now have a 'copyright 2002' disclaimer).
Evil Fox Exec

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« Reply #202 on: 08-07-2003 10:11 »

I, too, doubt that Fox would let an "As Cancelled by Fox" slogen fly by.  That's taking it a little to far (even though I surely wouldn't mind seeing it).
HamNEggs116

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« Reply #203 on: 08-07-2003 14:28 »

Im just lookin for a decent episode to go out on. We all know by now that its gonna do with Fry & Leela, wich will be a good break from all the Bender episodes. They knew that there was a chance that it may be the last so im sure it gonna be a reall classy finalie
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #204 on: 08-09-2003 18:24 »

I can't believe it finally airs tomorrow, I thought it would never come!
Matt Wilson

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« Reply #205 on: 08-09-2003 19:06 »

Actually, there IS a subtle mention that Futurama has been cancelled in the episode. I won't say where but it is an immediately obvious thing you will see.
Matt Wilson

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« Reply #206 on: 08-10-2003 00:43 »
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Oop, someone ended up posting it in another thread anyway. Oh well.

Reading this thread after having seen the episode is amusing. This episode is a season finale and nothing more. In no way does it wrap anything up.

The following is just a comment on the series, not a spoiler about the episode.

Seriously, if you've seen Why of Fry, and follow my way of thinking, the whole Leela/Fry subplot was wrapped up back then, if you ask me. And any future attempt in season 4 of Fry to impress Leela is simply Fry seeking some sense of validation about their relationship.

Much like Jay Sherman and Alice Thompkins basically become a couple as early as the first episode of the second season of The Critic (when she was introduced), but didn't have a "we're officially a couple" episode until 6 episodes later.

Futurama is no different. Theoretically, Fry and Leela are already a couple. Whether Fry is too stupid to realize that, or Leela is too afraid to admit it, is beyond me.

Anyway, the last episode. Not saying anything, but it's not "epic", there's no Nibblonian crap, no giant sweeping continuity thing. Just a sweet and charming episode. That's all.
payn
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« Reply #207 on: 08-10-2003 23:18 »

Much like Ranma and Akana, or Sam and Diane, or Sam and Rebecca, or... well, you get the point. The viewers generally know who's a couple before the characters realize it, that's part of TV.

But of course if you try to base a whole show around that with no new ideas whatseoever you end up with "Good Morning Miami," and no matter how many ads you show claiming that it's a huge hit, nobody will watch it.
Kryten

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« Reply #208 on: 08-10-2003 23:30 »

Well, this thread's also moot now.
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