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Rush

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« on: 12-22-2010 10:21 »
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I hate people who think Futurama is a kid's show! (Not to the point of killing them, but just sigh at their ignorance.) If it's a kid's show then why does it have to be censored so much? (If you seen the DVDs you will notice; jokes, lines, scenes cut out.) Though it depends on what time in the day, and what channel, also where you live.

Sky One is the only one for me.

Has any of you experienced this, from people you know or other places on the Internet?
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« Reply #1 on: 12-22-2010 16:19 »

I've never met anyone who thinks Futurama is a kid's show.
Children would never be able to understand many of the plots, or jokes.
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« Reply #2 on: 12-23-2010 04:24 »

People who think it would be a kid show would be an ignorrant person who has never watched one episode! I love Futurama and it is quite twisted at times with all of the paradoxes. So what, there is a weird lobster thingy and a one-eyed girl, that really doesn't make it a kids show smile
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« Reply #3 on: 12-23-2010 09:48 »

Wasn't this topic up a few days ago?....I'm certain I left a response, but it looks like the entire topic was deleted from existence.
Rush

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« Reply #4 on: 12-23-2010 10:35 »

Wasn't this topic up a few days ago?....I'm certain I left a response, but it looks like the entire topic was deleted from existence.

It was a thread suggestion in: Do you think Futurama doesn't get advertised enough? 


I know people who liked Futurama, but didn't know it was back until I told them.


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Edit: Is now a thread.

Would this be a good thread to start?

People who think Futurama is a kid's show?

I hate people who think Futurama is a kid's show! (Not to the point of killing them, but just sigh at their ignorance.) If it's a kid's show then why does it have to be censored so much? (If you seen the DVDs you will notice; jokes, lines, scenes cut out.) Though it depends on what time in the day, and what channel, also where you live.

Sky One is the only one for me.

Free Hot Meal

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« Reply #5 on: 12-23-2010 11:09 »

Ahh, very good.  Now I remember.  Thanks!
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« Reply #6 on: 12-23-2010 22:03 »

Futurama is not now a kids show.  However, just like Bugs Bunny, The Flintstones & The Jetsons (which were originally adult animation but are now shown as kids cartoons), it may be shown on Saturday Morning cartoon shows in 20-30 years.
Rush

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« Reply #7 on: 12-23-2010 22:42 »
« Last Edit on: 12-23-2010 22:51 »

Futurama is not now a kids show.  However, just like Bugs Bunny, The Flintstones & The Jetsons (which were originally adult animation but are now shown as kids cartoons), it may be shown on Saturday Morning cartoon shows in 20-30 years.

Screw that!

Futurama, should be shown at it's end on Comedy Central or Adult Swim, or some other big network, even if it's over! Putting it on a kids channel makes so sence! And can you give us a source to back up;  Bugs Bunny, The Flintstones, Jetsons were for adults? I really find that hard to believe.

This show has nudity, sex and drug jokes for crying out loud! So this show gonna have to be censored to hell if it's gonna be on a kids channel, thus ruining the show!



It's not like the standard of age ratting is gonna change much, like GTA for kids, still ultra violent, but balloons come out of them in instead of blood!
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« Reply #8 on: 12-23-2010 23:20 »

Uh, lots of animated shows that are regarded as being "children's" shows also have nudity, sex and drug jokes...
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« Reply #9 on: 12-24-2010 00:48 »

The only people I've ever encountered who think that Futurama is a kid's show, think that all animation is for children and can't quite understand the concept of adult animation. These people are usually above the age of 70 too, so I just let it go.
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« Reply #10 on: 12-24-2010 16:48 »
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Futurama is not now a kids show.  However, just like Bugs Bunny, The Flintstones & The Jetsons (which were originally adult animation but are now shown as kids cartoons), it may be shown on Saturday Morning cartoon shows in 20-30 years.

I doubt it would be with 'kids shows' in 20-30 years tbh. Children would never understand the stories to futurama. Ok, I know that there are theories (such as the flynn effect) that new generations of people are slightly increasing in intelligence, but still, I very much doubt that children would be able to understand the storylines/plots to futurama. (The jokes too, but mainly the plots). I know that there's hidden 'adult jokes' in childrens cartoons like the flintstones etc, but still, as I said, it's the storylines/plots of futurama which could never be in a 'kids show'.
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« Reply #11 on: 12-25-2010 00:17 »

Futurama is more the 13-49 age group.   As I've said on another thread, it has a TV-14 rating.  Some narrow minded people who think cartoons are for little kids seem to overlook that. 
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« Reply #12 on: 12-25-2010 22:06 »
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Kid's show? It's among the naughtiest (teehee) cartoons around behind South Park, Family Guy, and your anime. And that's why I love it! In fact the only kids it does have on it are rarely seen Cubert and Dwight, and they don't really act like kids...just superintelligent midgets, I mean, those who are vertically challenged. That's where Futurama trumps Simpsons, it's not heavily focused on kids melodrama, it's about desperate twentysomethings trying to make it through the universe. Awesome.
Futurama is not now a kids show.  However, just like Bugs Bunny, The Flintstones & The Jetsons (which were originally adult animation but are now shown as kids cartoons), it may be shown on Saturday Morning cartoon shows in 20-30 years.
oh what a creepy thought.
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« Reply #13 on: 01-04-2011 15:12 »

FUTURAMA ISNT A KID SHOW!!! NO WAY!! big grin big grin big grin
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« Reply #14 on: 01-12-2011 10:30 »

The only people I've met that think Futurama and the Simpsons are Kids cartoons are too slow to get most of the jokes.
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« Reply #15 on: 04-28-2011 19:00 »

I remember back in 1996, CNN was having some report about cartoon violence.  It showed a clip of Beavis and Butt-head on it as I recall and this one old lady saw it and said really angerly, "Cartoons are for kids"! 

I think it's ridiculous that some people are so wound up in their own snobbery that they think adult cartoons like Futurama, Family Guy, and even South Park are for little kids.  People who think that are just snobs if you ask me. 
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« Reply #16 on: 04-28-2011 19:41 »

Yes, but I would call them ignorant. They don't even watch the series so they can't make a statement.
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« Reply #17 on: 04-28-2011 20:19 »

Wait, you guys do know that Futurama hadn't even been heard of by the public in 1996?  hmpf
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« Reply #18 on: 04-28-2011 22:56 »

Sure. It was just an example, but I made a personal experience.
Once i watched Futurama and my grandma came in. She looked 4 seconds at the screen, then said: "Are you not over the age for that?"
I responded to her: "You can't say that it's a kids' show because you didn't watch it from the beginning". This was *trying to remember* half a year ago.
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« Reply #19 on: 04-28-2011 23:06 »

Sure. It was just an example, but I made a personal experience.
Once i watched Futurama and my grandma came in. She looked 4 seconds at the screen, then said: "Are you not over the age for that?"
I responded to her: "You can't say that it's a kids' show because you didn't watch it from the beginning". This was *trying to remember* half a year ago.

This angers me. >=(
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« Reply #20 on: 04-28-2011 23:09 »

It's a very filthy, filthy, kid's show if it is.
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« Reply #21 on: 04-28-2011 23:16 »

Danny: It angered me extremely hard!!! >: (

Randi: Yes, yes. big grin
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« Reply #22 on: 04-30-2011 23:18 »

Uh, lots of animated shows that are regarded as being "children's" shows also have nudity, sex and drug jokes...
See: Animaniacs. love

As for Futurama eventually going onto a Saturday morning line-up... I feel like that's in the air. It's a fairly "smart" show in terms of jokes and who understands them. Kids will only be entertained by the colors and action scenes. But I guess we'll see in 20-30 years if that prediction is true, won't we? big grin Personally I think Futurama is waaaaay dirtier than Looney Tunes or Flintstones, at least in terms of outright blunt jokes about alcohol, drugs, sex, etc. If we're comparing subtle jokes though, that might just be a different story.
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« Reply #23 on: 05-01-2011 19:34 »

Why would Futurama go on a Saturday Morning Lineup?  It's a prime time cartoon.
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« Reply #24 on: 05-01-2011 22:11 »

When The Flintstones first came out, it was supposed to be a cartoon only for adults...now you see the show on Saturday mornings. Who knows, just what Professor Zoidy just said, maybe in 20-30 years from now, we will see Futurama on Saturday mornings (or daytime TV) lol.
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« Reply #25 on: 05-02-2011 01:01 »

I've been told it's "male humour" before.
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« Reply #26 on: 05-02-2011 10:48 »

maybe in 20-30 years from now, we will see Futurama on Saturday mornings (or daytime TV) lol.

I highly doubt that.

I've been told it's "male humour" before.

I'd say Futurama is more adult/teen nerd humor.
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« Reply #27 on: 05-02-2011 14:32 »

hah, my parents don't even call futurama a kids show, they call it a babies show
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« Reply #28 on: 05-02-2011 15:24 »


They probably think that Invader Zim is a kid's show, too? smile  I have only seen a couple of eps but there seemed to be a lot of adult humor in it.

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« Reply #29 on: 05-02-2011 16:13 »

When The Flintstones first came out, it was supposed to be a cartoon only for adults...now you see the show on Saturday mornings. Who knows, just what Professor Zoidy just said, maybe in 20-30 years from now, we will see Futurama on Saturday mornings (or daytime TV) lol.
Here in Germany it is actually already shown on Saturday mornings right after the kid's shows. eek
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« Reply #30 on: 05-03-2011 01:17 »

I've been told it's "male humour" before.
I can see that. Girls aren't supposed to find physics jokes humorous, they're supposed to like makeup and stickers and ponies and myspace.com!
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« Reply #31 on: 05-03-2011 11:55 »

As for Futurama eventually going onto a Saturday morning line-up... I feel like that's in the air. It's a fairly "smart" show in terms of jokes and who understands them. Kids will only be entertained by the colors and action scenes.
I don't know. It seems like kids are knowledgeable about all sorts of things these days, whenever I'm near any and I overhear their conversations I think to myself "Wow, I didn't even know that word existed when I was that age!" I think because times have changed, and most parents aren't too much of a generation gap away from their children, they forget that their own parents had tried to keep them away from such things for a reason.

Not that Futurama would be a bad influence. I just mean young kids have already been influenced by many other things they shouldn't have been, therefore they might understand more than we think. And aside from that, I watched plenty of things when I was a kid that, when watching them now, I realise were overflowing with adult humour that I completely ignored because I hadn't understood it back then. Which creeps me out a little. big grin Especially Grease.
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« Reply #32 on: 05-03-2011 14:43 »

I hate people who think Futurama is a kid's show!

It's a cartoon. There's a huge subset of the population that has this odd belief that cartoons are kids programs. Anything animated must by definition be a show for children, according to this system.

Futurama has on occasion made jokes as dirty, as obscure, as adult-oriented as South Park, which is the program that set the bar for "a cartoon that's not for kids". However, it's still an animated show. Which means that there are people who will automatically view it as "for kids".

It's for nerds. It's not a kid's show. It's a nerd show. big grin
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« Reply #33 on: 05-03-2011 19:05 »

I find it insulting that some people would think Futurama is for babies.  I feel your pain there, Bianca.  My parents and cousin think it's a babies show.  What an insult. 
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« Reply #34 on: 05-05-2011 14:01 »

It was actually featured on a cover of Nickelodeon magazine during its original run.
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« Reply #35 on: 05-05-2011 15:08 »

My parents have this idea that Futurama is exactly like The Simpsons but in space.

They despise The Simpsons (especially Homer) and I do too, and therefore my dedication to watching this cartoon is beyond them (and me watching cartoons at the ripe old age of 15 anyway laff )

Now, The Simpsons - to me - is a children's program. Well, it falls within the "family" genre at least, and not just because it's about an American family. Futurama's characters are in their 20's and 30's, they exist in an entirely different time with amazingly advanced space travel technology, interplanetary communication and alcohol drinking robots! Two entirely different shows. Of course, Futurama echos Simpsons humor here and there, but that's expected because it's created by the same person.  tongue

Honestly, when I watch Futurama I forget about it's association with The Simpsons altogether. Fry is not essentially Homer. Leela is not essentially Marge. They don't seem to understand that, and by the two shows being associated with eachother they don't give it a chance. I love Futurama because I get it, I find it hilarious and I'm nerdy!  I don't find The Simpsons funny, I don't like the characters/find them "lovable" enough to care what the hell they do.

My mother did watch Insane in the Mainframe with me last week when I was sick, and I heard her laugh at every joke! I'm hoping it's won her over so I can watch it with her more often, because even though I watch it with my little cousin he's just too young to get most of it.  cry

Sorry, had to vent here  evil laugh
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« Reply #36 on: 05-05-2011 17:26 »

My parents have this idea that Futurama is exactly like The Simpsons but in space.

This angers me also. >=(
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« Reply #37 on: 05-20-2011 23:05 »

i think its a 16 and plus but its not a kids show its jocks have plots that kids will not under stand
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« Reply #38 on: 05-20-2011 23:14 »

i think its a 16 and plus but its not a kids show its jocks have plots that kids will not under stand

What jocks are these, and why do they have plots?
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« Reply #39 on: 05-21-2011 01:16 »
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Note: Others would have answered this question already above.

i think its a 16 and plus but its not a kids show its jocks have plots that kids will not under stand

What jocks are these, and why do they have plots?

There are many such as the "Kegelcizer", the alien languages, historical jokes, many many obscure sci fi references, sex jokes (A really dirty one said by Bender: I need mouth-to-ass resuscitation), political jokes, old movie references, math jokes, binary, and much more.

Which would make some plot confusing for kids, even among adults. For a lot of Futurama's jokes are nerdy, though not all.
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