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PEE Poll: Is Futurama your favorite show?
It has always been my favorite show since I first saw it.
It used to not be, but then I got into it.
I like it, but it's never been my favorite.
It used to be, but not anymore.

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« Reply #40 on: 08-30-2011 14:43 »

and am patiently waiting for the sixth season to be released in Australia on Blu-ray...

Same here! Except I'm in the UK. But I doubt the full 6A and 6B boxset will come out, they're only airing 6A. frown
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« Reply #41 on: 08-30-2011 17:47 »
« Last Edit on: 08-30-2011 17:50 »

It's either my favorite or high ranked in my favorites.

I'd say though that currently, Breaking Bad is my favorite.
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« Reply #42 on: 08-30-2011 19:12 »

I definitely consider Futurama as my favorite show at the moment. Currently it's the only thing I watch religiously or consistently on the television. I mean, I have a few shows I'd consider up there as my preferred shows, such as The Office, House, and more recently, How I Met Your Mother. LOST was up there too, when it ran, and it probably was my favorite show at the time. Something about Futurama just makes it great, and although the new season has been a little bumpy, I love it enough to stick with it.

I mean, I don't watch the same episode two or three times to review it in my mind with every television show I watch...
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« Reply #43 on: 08-31-2011 02:51 »

I think I watched the original airing of Futurama when I was just a little tyke and watched The Simpsons religiously, and I fell in love with the series then. I attempted to watch all of Futurama through when it aired but I don't know if I actually caught all of it, then years later when Adult Swim started airing it I fell in love with it once again and definitely watched every episode a couple times through. As I grew older and became gainfully employed I purchased all of the seasons and began watching them in order every night on my laptop as I fell asleep (something I still do). Currently it is the only televised show that I take the time to watch other than Archer which isn't airing right now so pshaw to that.
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« Reply #44 on: 09-01-2011 06:24 »

It's my favorite show now, but it used to not be. I'm like obsessed with it now though, and I know everything, like even the mindless trivia, about it. My rule is, if you dont know who was frozen for 1000 years, you sicken me :P
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« Reply #45 on: 09-01-2011 12:00 »

It's my favorite show now, but it used to not be. I'm like obsessed with it now though, and I know everything, like even the mindless trivia, about it. My rule is, if you dont know who was frozen for 1000 years, you sicken me :P

I'm very similar to you, I'm always quoting it in everyday situations and making references to it and whatnot, sometimes obvious, sometimes subtle. tongue
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« Reply #46 on: 09-01-2011 18:35 »

Quit hitting on the newbie! wink

Well looks like 72.22% claim it's their favorite now, which is more or less what I was expecting, I guess. I figured the only people who would be posting here would have had to have the show as their favorite at some point or another.
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« Reply #47 on: 09-01-2011 18:58 »

Quit hitting on the newbie! wink

She's (apparently) 12! tongue
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« Reply #48 on: 09-01-2011 19:05 »
« Last Edit on: 09-01-2011 22:12 »

Well...I wouldn't call it my favorite, for that rather implies a single favorite.
But, yep, Futurama shares first place with other shows wink

When I saw the first airing of Futurama, I have to admit I was rather "unimpressed" (for the German dubbing also eliminated non-pun jokes).
I watched it occasionally on a "well..there's worse" basis. I changed my mind when I happend to see "Leela's Homeworld", when I thought "WFT? They acutally resolve such a long running plot?". Then I gave the English versions a try, and the show looked suddenly much better smile
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« Reply #49 on: 09-01-2011 22:09 »



She's (apparently) 12! tongue
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Haha, you're right, I'm 12, I don't lie about my age  wink
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« Reply #50 on: 09-01-2011 22:10 »

That's good, don't act like who you aren't. big grin

I think you're now the youngest PEELer on the board at this current time. I think.
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« Reply #51 on: 09-01-2011 22:13 »

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I think you're now the youngest PEELer on the board at this current time. I think.
Are you disappointed or glad that position was taken from you? wink
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« Reply #52 on: 09-01-2011 22:15 »

Actually Nibblonian Leader and CommanderZapp are the same age as me. And the recent FuturamaObsessed. tongue
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« Reply #53 on: 09-02-2011 09:45 »

Where are you all coming from? How could you respond to this poll? You were in nappies when
they first came out! laff

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« Reply #54 on: 09-02-2011 18:30 »

Just cause something is old doesn't mean the people of the future can't like it. tongue
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« Reply #55 on: 09-02-2011 18:31 »





You've got that right!  laff
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« Reply #56 on: 09-03-2011 00:09 »

Yes, Futurama is my most favorite TV show of all time. smile
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« Reply #57 on: 09-03-2011 03:15 »

Ooh, pumpkinpie, you are officially a cooler twelve-year-old than my sister. Mostly because you understand capitalization. Also because you are a big Futurama fan.
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« Reply #58 on: 09-03-2011 03:19 »

Ooh, pumpkinpie, you are officially a cooler twelve-year-old than my sister. Mostly because you understand capitalization. Also because you are a big Futurama fan.
Grammar Nazis unite! Sieg Spell!
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« Reply #59 on: 09-03-2011 05:27 »

Ooh, pumpkinpie, you are officially a cooler twelve-year-old than my sister. Mostly because you understand capitalization. Also because you are a big Futurama fan.


Haha, yes, I've always wanted to be cooler than the sister of somebody I don't know! Thank you for the compliment! laff
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« Reply #60 on: 09-03-2011 09:10 »

Is kevin-cp your friend?
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« Reply #61 on: 09-03-2011 09:18 »

Damn right it is! Wasn't always, I got into it literally two weeks before it got cancelled and I never saw the "last one" and afterward I had no idea where it went frown
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« Reply #62 on: 01-06-2012 05:08 »
« Last Edit on: 01-06-2012 05:10 »

Newbie here..

I don't typically join online forums, but I felt obligated to join a forum with other fans of this truly remarkable series.

And this is a long post, so prepare yourself.  My thanks to all those that sit and read through it.  I give you kudos.

You know, I remember many moons ago when Futurama debuted on Fox.  I was 12-13 years younger (obviously), and can't say I cared for much of the series.  I saw a few episodes here and there, and when I found out the show was canceled I didn't mind much.  I thought it was funny but I somehow knew that a sci-fi oriented animated show probably wouldn't appeal to the dumbed down masses (myself included) that loved the Simpsons.  Back then, Fox aired shows such as the PJs and The Family Guy (still very much in its infancy, I might add), and King of the Hill.  I thought they were all good, but all ultimately shared the same fate (canceled... but Family Guy returned from the dead).

Anyway, I'm working towards a point here.  A few years back a buddy of mine anxiously mentioned to me that the original voice actors were returning for new episodes of Futurama, and I replied with a "meh".  I really didn't think too much of it - simply because I didn't have any fond memories of the program.  Funnier shows such as toilet-humor South Park (love it) satiated my animated cartoon interest.

A few months back I caught Futurama on Comedy Central and, with nothing else on television, decided to give it another "chance".  As fate may have it, and it was probably divine influence, the episode "Godfellas" was on.  I watched and nearly passed out from laughing the entire episode.  I thought that it was pure genius how Bender played the role of "God" to the inhabitants on his body as he streamed across the galaxy.  On top of that, the episode had a rather interesting moral that further added to the already genius plot.  I saw my friend again, mentioned to him about that episode and said "Hey man, I caught a new Futurama episode and it rocked!" but he was confused - that wasn't a new episode, in fact, it was a much older episode from Futurama's previous life on Fox.  Feeling like a buffoon, I shrugged it off and decided to explore the series a bit more.

I took it upon myself to purchase The Futurama Complete Collection (the compilation of DVDs that come in a model of Bender's head) that included all of the episodes, and movies, pre-Comedy Central.  I watched every single episode and movie in just a couple of weeks (loser-like, yes, but I was recovering from a recent ankle surgery and literally could do nothing all day or night).  

I felt like a complete fool when I was finished.

Why?  Because I could not believe what I was missing out on.  By the third or fourth episode, I was simply sucked into the series.  The writing, directing, producing, cultural references, maniacal Doctor Farnsworth inventions, inside jokes, and best of all, continuity, was just too much for, in the voice of Morbo, my PUNY HUMAN brain to comprehend.  This show is truly a testament to a genius production crew.

When I finished watching Into the Wild Green Yonder, I was in tears.  And I couldn't figure out why.  I knew the show continued after this movie, in fact, I was watching the new episodes on Comedy Central before I even bought the compilation!  But it was the ending that did me in; it was watching Fry and Leela kiss while heading straight into the worm hole.  Maybe it's because I'm a sucker for a good love story - maybe after watching what Fry has done to win over Leela's heart (dying, time travel, etc) has me seeing a lot of me in Fry (minus the time traveling and dying  big grin).  I said to myself "Wow, imagine if they ended the series this way?  I'd be infuriated!!"

Thankfully that wasn't the case.

I finished watching both season five and six and saw myself a bit more composed after watching "Overclockwise".  And although I'm getting sick and tired of seeing these "we don't know if we're making anymore episodes" season finales, it brought some closure to how Fry and Leela's relationship materializes.  Let's be honest, folks, the show's protagonist is Fry and his life in the 31st century.  The main thing in his life is winning over Leela's heart.  This isn't your simple run-of-the-mill program like the horrifically stale Simpsons.  This show is actually good.

I am beyond ecstatic to know 26 more episodes are on their way.  But I want more.  140 episodes isn't enough for this series (total after next season).  If the crappy Simpsons can find themselves making 497 episodes (albeit it's been running for a REALLY long time), Futurama, on account on the pure genius behind the show's production, deserves to blow by that number.  Alas, we all know it won't.

Futurama is truly a masterpiece.

If you got this far through my post then I thank you.  This was long to type and probably not worth your time.  I'm honestly glad I can hang out with other Futurama fans and discuss the show.

Thanks.
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« Reply #63 on: 01-06-2012 05:27 »

Welcome to PEEL!

And I agree with your longish post. Futurama is a fantastic show. I hope it doesn't last 500 episodes though, because the quality will probably drop if it gets to that point. I'm hoping that when it finishes for real, it will go out in peace.
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« Reply #64 on: 01-06-2012 08:19 »
« Last Edit on: 01-06-2012 08:20 »

Welcome to PEEL futurIMAfan! smile

That is probably the most well thought out first post I have seen from anyone. It is nice to see such fresh enthusiasm and proper grammar heh.

Poke around some of the forums here, see what you like. We also have Offtopic forums as well that are non-Futurama related (blasphemy right?).

I'm afraid I'm going to have to close this though, since these sorts of threads are not allowed here. I thought about merging your post in the General Discussion thread, but it's too beautiful here on its own. So I will leave it in its own thread for future generations to adore.

Oh, and make sure to check out our WikiPEELia to see what's up. If you have any questions feel free to message me or any of the other mods. Look forward to seeing you around futurIMAfan! big grin
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« Reply #65 on: 01-07-2012 03:28 »

I merged futurIMAfan's post with this thread because it was so damn good and I didn't want to see it get buried in a lock thread. Let's all give 'em a wam welcome and continue the Futurama discussion! big grin
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« Reply #66 on: 01-07-2012 09:03 »

Yes, he's only just joined and I think he deserves POTM for Jan 2012. tongue From just that one post. laff
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« Reply #67 on: 01-07-2012 13:47 »

It's a good post and it's always encouraging to hear people are giving the show a chance and taking to it. I always find it hard to understand how you can watch the show for a few eps back in the day and not be totally blown away by them, but I guess everyone isn't me and for some it needs the right ep, and time...
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« Reply #68 on: 01-07-2012 13:52 »
« Last Edit on: 01-07-2012 20:38 by futurefreak »

Thanks for merging it Randi.
It's amazing to see this person write so much for their first post and I hope they stick around!
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« Reply #69 on: 01-07-2012 16:19 »

Yes, he's only just joined and I think he deserves POTM for Jan 2012. tongue From just that one post. laff

I was very pleased with that post as well as everyone else. Lets see what else he will do, then we can decide if he is worthy of POTM. (He's already a nom in my opinion).
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« Reply #70 on: 01-07-2012 16:26 »

Nomination-Worthy Posts Thread?...
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« Reply #71 on: 01-07-2012 20:39 »
« Last Edit on: 01-07-2012 20:47 »

Futurama is one of my top three favorite shows (Maybe the second)
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« Reply #72 on: 01-07-2012 20:59 »

Simpsons used to be my favorite show...BEFORE Futurama's existence that is. Which is why I am now parting with all my Simpsons stuff. If I have to pick one show to give money to...definitely Futurama.
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« Reply #73 on: 01-07-2012 21:08 »
« Last Edit on: 01-09-2012 00:44 »

I usually do not have a single favorite show. But Futurama is one of my favorites.

When it aired, "Babylon 5" was my favorite, because of the conitinuity and (later on) epic background. (Also, by the time it aired, I was a big fan of "Perry Rhodan", and B5 was somewhat rather close to it).
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« Reply #74 on: 01-07-2012 21:12 »

Futurama is easily my fave show of all time. It has been for well over a decade. Lost ranks up there, as does The Simpsons and The Big Bang Theory, but nothing beats Futurama (except for the crappy eps)...
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« Reply #75 on: 01-07-2012 21:28 »

Definately. Life would suck a lot more without it.
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« Reply #76 on: 01-07-2012 22:00 »

Gawd damn futurIMAfan... That's gonna make you poster of the month next go around (Already mentioned but I was so blown away...and didn't see others had made the comment until I started typing this. Whoops). Welcome to the board! That post was very long and well thought out and I want you to know I nearly cried at its beauty. Ok maybe not cry per say but my insides were crying with delight as I read your words. Truly, you are a fan and we are delighted to have you amongst us.

*Zoidy scoots closer to futurIMAfan

Never leave us. 8'D Also your username is win.

Relevant part of my post: When Chuck ends this season, Futurama will return to its number one spot in my favorites list.
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« Reply #77 on: 01-07-2012 22:10 »

The only other one who came neck and neck with Futurama was Arrested Development - Great cast, great plot, great development. And there isn't a single episode I go "ugh" on. There are certain shows I watch now that I love, like Nikita, but it's in a different way. I love them as a friend whereas Futurama is my lover, in the good times and bad, til cancellation do we part flirt
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« Reply #78 on: 01-07-2012 22:23 »

Arrested Development is my second favorite show of all time, was hilarious, and so extremely underrated. But at least it's coming back.
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« Reply #79 on: 01-07-2012 22:24 »

Either Futurama or South Park is my favorite.
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