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mattchoo8008

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« Reply #360 on: 12-30-2011 00:21 »
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I so agree with you. Futurama will last longer than Anerican Dad and in my opinion, Futurama is much funnier.
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« Reply #361 on: 12-30-2011 00:25 »

I didn't mean it in that way I'm just pointing out that American Dad seems to be getting ignored by FOX.  American Dads future is uncertain at this point so we have no idea which show will end first.


And BTW it's called American Dad and I (along with many other PEELers) watch it
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #362 on: 12-30-2011 00:28 »

American Dad is ok, in fact some eps are pretty good! Of course they're nowhere near as good as Futurama (unless we're putting the best American Dad eps against Holiday Craptacular and Yo Leela Leela)...
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« Reply #363 on: 12-30-2011 00:30 »

Don't insult American Dad.  Watch Shallow Vows, with Jeanne Gold!  Wedding Planner.

Honestly American Dad doesn't get anywhere near of the attention it deserves, just like Futurama.  Both shows are criminally underrated.
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« Reply #364 on: 12-30-2011 00:33 »

Yes sure American Dad isn't as good as Futurama, but at the moment American Dad is  the best out of Animation Domination.

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« Reply #365 on: 12-30-2011 00:36 »

Not that that's saying much. 
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« Reply #366 on: 12-30-2011 07:14 »

I've been impressed with every Family Guy episode after "Thanksgiving". Especially the one where they went to the South. Those were fun.
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« Reply #367 on: 12-30-2011 08:48 »

American Dad is awesome. All the retards who watch Family Guy at my school say it's not funny, so obviously they don't like Futurama either. Not that I care. Fucking fart jokes and sex gags only appeal to them.

And there probably has been, but I can't recall, but I don't remember hearing a fart sound effect on Futurama at all...
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« Reply #368 on: 12-30-2011 09:31 »

I think the closest is Fry's "armpit concerto" in 6ACV05. Armpit farts are still farts, right?
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« Reply #369 on: 12-30-2011 13:39 »

'American Dad!' is locked down for an 8th season in case anybody didn't know yet. Personally, I think the most recent season has been noticably weaker than the last few - at least, so far. It's not bad yet by any means, but it signals the beginning of the end to me.

Still, I'll be incredibly angry if 'American Dad!' gets the axe before 'The Cleveland Show' and knowing Fox, that's what'll happen.
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« Reply #370 on: 12-30-2011 13:43 »

Since this is the GENERAL discussion thread, this can go here.

Someone on PEEL told me a few months ago that Chirs Tyng doesn't do the music for the show anymore cause they can't afford him or he just didn't come back or something. Lies. Lies and slander. He does still do the music. no no
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« Reply #371 on: 12-30-2011 14:16 »

They couldn't afford the small orchestra Tyng used to use, so he has to settle for synthesisers these days.
DannyJC13

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« Reply #372 on: 12-30-2011 14:17 »

Which sound great.
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #373 on: 12-30-2011 14:25 »

Although a fantastic job has been done with the synths, when you watch an ep like The Sting the difference really is quite apparent. The orchestra really benefits eps like The Sting and I couldn't imagine it being quite as amazing without to be honest...

If only their budget allowed them to use the orchestra for even just one ep a year, then we could still get that same heightened effect for the most epic eps. A man can dream, a man can dream...
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« Reply #374 on: 12-30-2011 14:31 »

Yeah. He does an amazing job working with what he's got, but the synthesizer can't compare to the full orchestra they used to have. Still, as a necessary means of freeing up some money on the show, I think it was the right move and it's not as if some of the synthesized music isn't outstanding. 'The Beast with a Billion Backs' and 'The Late Philip J. Fry' both had beautiful music.
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« Reply #375 on: 12-30-2011 14:32 »

Bender's Game is the only one of the 4 movies that gives me that "sat-in-the-cinema" feeling when watching it, and that's because of the music.
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« Reply #376 on: 12-30-2011 17:43 »
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I get the cinema feeling from Bender's Game and ITWGY also. But Bender's Game did have a nice soundtrack.


Also, I hope that Ben Rodriguez becomes a permanent character like Cubert did. Otherwise, I wonder how they would kill him off...
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« Reply #377 on: 12-31-2011 06:00 »

I absolutely loved the triumphant music played when Leela blasts fry out of the moon crater in tshl.

Also I agree turnip, this season of ad was a bit of a letdown, and I'm worried the series has begun its slow terminal  decline to mediocrity and crappiness.
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« Reply #378 on: 12-31-2011 08:33 »

I felt this season was strong, and that next season will be even better.
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« Reply #379 on: 12-31-2011 08:34 »

American Dad is awesome. All the retards who watch Family Guy at my school say it's not funny, so obviously they don't like Futurama either. Not that I care. Fucking fart jokes and sex gags only appeal to them.

Don't be such an elitist snob.

I'm probably the most intellectually sophisticated person you're ever likely to meet. I listen to Tchaikovsky, enjoy 1950's French cinema, smoke cigars and wear a damned monocle.
(All true, apart from the monocle).
I enjoy cerebral fare. And also cartoons. Futurama isn't an intelligent show, I'm sorry to say. Just because it has a few mathematical easter-eggs thrown in throughout does not make it smart, nor does it make you a sophisticated person for watching it. American Dad is even less of a cultural pinnacle. But they're good fun. That's all. And so is Family Guy. Only difference is that FG is based primarily in absurdist humour.
Incidentally, so was Monty Python. You like Monty Python, don't you? Of course you do - you think you're smarter than other people; those folk you refer to as 'retards'.

Anyway, all I wanted to really say is that you're misrepresenting the humour of FG somewhat unfairly - there's quite a lot more to it than toilet humour, and if you were half as intellectual as you seem to think you are, you'd be able to read through the lines. And it's really a matter of personal taste anyhow. Sometimes it's nice to just be able to laugh at something randomly hilarious.
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« Reply #380 on: 12-31-2011 13:04 »

I enjoy Futurama, American Dad and Family Guy (and even a few eps of Cleveland!...). I think what I like most about Family Guy is some of it's so ridiculous that it makes me laugh, and I don't care if it's intelligent or not because it's making me laugh. I also like the characters...

Futurama is of course by far my highest priority, and that's not likely to change. The humour is different to Family Guy, although a few Faimly Guy-esque jokes have started creeping into Season 6. For some reason though, I'm not finding those jokes funny in a Futurama setting, as where I might be more partial to them in a Family Guy setting...

Bottom line is I can't see myself anticipating eps of the other shows in the same way that I do with Futurama, but I find enjoyable qualities in each to varying degrees...
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« Reply #381 on: 12-31-2011 14:09 »
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I'm not elite... frown Or a snob... frown

And no I'm not smarter than those guys. I'm not smart at all. I admit that. I used to be a huge Family Guy fan. I have Seasons 1-7 on DVD, but I dunno, I just lost interest in it... hmpf

(People used to make fun of me for liking it, then all of a sudden everyone in the fucking school watched it...)
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« Reply #382 on: 12-31-2011 14:48 »

a few Faimly Guy-esque jokes have started creeping into Season 6. For some reason though, I'm not finding those jokes funny in a Futurama setting, as where I might be more partial to them in a Family Guy setting...

Because Futurama, as wacky as it can be, exists within a universe with well-established rules and continuity. Furthermore, its characters are all very well-defined and their fourth wall rarely even gets glanced at. For this reason, sudden OOC moments or blatant in-universe impossibilities will be jarring in a way that they aren't in the much more fluid, malleable world of Family Guy.


I personally never got on-board with all the FG hate. With so few mainstream adult-oriented cartoons in existence, it doesn't do to be so picky. I blame the Internet. It's made everything appear to suck because one minor critique just snowballs through all the braindead parrots until an apparently unanimous contempt for a film or TV show emerges. That's why no modern works of film, television or literature will ever become "classics" - the net just breeds hate.
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« Reply #383 on: 12-31-2011 16:27 »

Also Coldy, I know FG can be very clever and stuff like that in the same way as Futurama, but my point is they only like it for the "dumb" jokes, like violence, farting and sexual humour. The stuff that we understand probably just goes over their heads.
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« Reply #384 on: 12-31-2011 17:04 »

I didn't mean it in that way I'm just pointing out that American Dad seems to be getting ignored by FOX.  American Dads future is uncertain at this point so we have no idea which show will end first.


And BTW it's called American Dad and I (along with many other PEELers) watch it

I don't watch American Dad, but I've seen about 10 episodes and have been very pleased. A good show with some good jokes. Very similar to Futurama being underrated with FOX ignoring it and all. Futurama is better, but AD is a treat. big grin
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« Reply #385 on: 12-31-2011 22:10 »

Futurama isn't an intelligent show, I'm sorry to say.

I completely disagree with this. If 'Futurama' isn't intelligent, then that means that 'The Simpsons' isn't intelligent because 'Futurama' is more intelligent than 'The Simpsons' and 'The Simpsons' is (was) an incredibly smart show.

They're both far from THE smartest examples of TV out there and they're both prone to moments that aren't necessarily smart - but on the whole, I'd say they're far smarter than average. Especially when it comes to comedy.
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« Reply #386 on: 12-31-2011 22:20 »

Futurama has non-maths and science related jokes that even I couldn't come up with.

And they're really simple.

Such as:

"Don't you ever stop and think?" "I never stop to think about it..."
"Is this one of those no means yes situations?" "Yes and no."
coldangel

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« Reply #387 on: 01-01-2012 00:26 »

they only like it for the "dumb" jokes

Don't judge others for the things they derive enjoyment from.
That's my job.


on the whole, I'd say they're far smarter than average. Especially when it comes to comedy.

Which, of course, says very little.
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« Reply #388 on: 01-01-2012 00:30 »

Don't judge others for the things they derive enjoyment from.
That's my job.

Well as long as you're not raging... smile
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« Reply #389 on: 01-01-2012 00:41 »

I don't even know any more...
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« Reply #390 on: 01-01-2012 05:07 »

Not so fond of the new titles. Fun on a Bun, one of my favorite lines, but a bad title.  And Naturama, well, Benderama was good, but you can't use that title concept more than once, it just doesn't seem right. But it's better than The Butterjunk Effect, which I believe is this episodes formal title.
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« Reply #391 on: 01-02-2012 00:10 »

Fun on a Bun.

Blurgh.  Good catchphrase, stupid episode title. 
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« Reply #392 on: 01-02-2012 07:14 »

"Fun on a Bun" is a dumb title, agreed.

Futurama is definitely intelligent to at least some significant degree. It's not superlatively intelligent, no, but it is certainly notably more intelligent than average.
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« Reply #393 on: 01-02-2012 13:40 »

Thinking about it, Holiday Craptacular and Yo Leela Leela are two of the worst episode titles, and they're two of the worst eps in the series. I hope Fun on a Bun doesn't follow this worrying trend hmpf...
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« Reply #394 on: 01-02-2012 17:12 »

I'm hoping Fun on a Bun is a pun or a twist on the plot of the episode. tongue
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« Reply #395 on: 01-02-2012 18:02 »

The title makes perfect sense to me.  It would be like calling an episode "Bite My Shiny Metal Ass" or "Good News, Everyone".  Although, since the latter two are rather famous (at Internet meme level), it would cheapen it to use those; so a lesser known catchphrase make sense.

If the title therefore should suggest anything about the episode, I assume it would be Bender holding a party.  Or something even more ridiculous.
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« Reply #396 on: 01-02-2012 18:09 »

I'm hoping Fun on a Bun is a pun or a twist on the plot of the episode. tongue

If it is, it will be fully redeemed in my eyes. Otherwise, it just seems cheap. There's just something about using a character's catchphrase as a title that seems not right. Also, didn't "fun on a bun" get deleted from Bender's memory? Of course they probably won't subscribe to that continuity, but still.
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« Reply #397 on: 01-02-2012 18:30 »

Well, he was reset to factory specs at the end of "Overclockwise," so it would have been a great oversight on the part of Mom's Friendly Robot Company to not restore that glorious catchphrase to Bender's memory.
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« Reply #398 on: 01-02-2012 20:33 »

The title makes perfect sense to me.  It would be like calling an episode "Bite My Shiny Metal Ass" or "Good News, Everyone".  
Those would all be terrible episode titles.

Unless "Bite My Shiny Metal Ass" was an episode about a robot donkey and unless "Good News, Everyone" was something to do with Linda and Morbo.

It'd be like calling an episode of 'The Simpsons' "[Annoyed Grunt]".
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« Reply #399 on: 01-02-2012 21:35 »

I hope that it is some kind of complicated Sci-Fi plot, like TWoF, BBS, or Sting. I think that those plots would rather take off smoothly than some bad episode about some lame stuff going down. frown
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