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MuchAdo

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« Reply #800 on: 01-28-2013 08:35 »

So "Murder on the PE", that will find Zoidberg dying forever??

He's already been eaten before by the giant fish, but he didn't die!!
JCVD13
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« Reply #801 on: 01-28-2013 09:26 »
« Last Edit on: 01-28-2013 09:34 »

Just remembered a gag from the *preview:
Futurama characters as Scooby Doo characters.
Bender is Scooby of course, Leela is Daphne, Fry is Shaggy, and I can't remember the rest. Probably won't sit well with you Scooby Doo purists, but then again nothing ever does.
I feel like Futurama's done a Scooby Doo related joke or two, can't think of which episode(s) though...

*this preview i'm referring to from the Futurama Live event in SF Saturday is different from the preview of the episode act i previously posted about. this preview was played at the end, after Q&A, and was basically a mashup/trailer of the upcoming season. (basically i just want you all to know the "murder aboard the planet express" episode is not Blade Runner meets three-breasted Total Recall chick meets Scooby freaking Doo.)
Bam
JCVD13
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« Reply #802 on: 01-28-2013 09:31 »
« Last Edit on: 01-28-2013 09:33 »

bender as scooby is my new favorite thing
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #803 on: 01-28-2013 09:43 »

Nibbler should somehow be Fred, because Frank Welker.
JCVD13
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« Reply #804 on: 01-28-2013 10:30 »

i'm pretty sure it was Nibbler as Fred
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #805 on: 01-28-2013 12:47 »

That would be amazing.
DannyJC13

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« Reply #806 on: 01-28-2013 21:22 »
« Last Edit on: 01-28-2013 21:25 »

Futurama Live Show Reveals Return of Fryís Dog and Other 2013 Teasers

Bender steals Fry's kidney then Leela eats it. laff
Googzeez

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« Reply #807 on: 01-28-2013 22:04 »

Buon appetit.

Also nothing beats the Scooby Doo sketch in Spaced.
MuchAdo

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« Reply #808 on: 01-29-2013 02:44 »

Thanks for the great link Danny.
Onuki

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« Reply #809 on: 01-29-2013 03:12 »

Quote
Iíll instead just assure Futurama fans that the show hasnít lost any edge ó the opening act of this episode crescendoed by not only having Bender steal Fryís kidney, but having Leela mistakenly eat it as well.

sounds like it lost its edge but maybe some of the new episodes have interesting stuff
sparkybarky

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« Reply #810 on: 01-29-2013 03:37 »

Oh neat! That comedy club where the premiere played is prob what someone in Gen Discussion was asking about (before we scared/pissed him off this site for good frown). I can't wait.
 
Also, what's with Leela accidentally eating Fry? Hmmm, I detect some much loaded Freudian symbolism here.
Just Fan
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« Reply #811 on: 01-29-2013 04:07 »

Futurama Live Show Reveals Return of Fryís Dog and Other 2013 Teasers

Bender steals Fry's kidney then Leela eats it. laff
Surely TLF will approve that big grin. Thanks for the info, Danny smile.
MuchAdo

Professor
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« Reply #812 on: 01-29-2013 06:29 »

I see that South Park is now only doing ten episodes per year.

Although this was the SP creators choice, I could see FOX/CC doing this with Futurama, and another renewal (if it happens) may only consist of twenty shows.
Frida Waterfall

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« Reply #813 on: 01-29-2013 07:18 »

That doesn't sound very economic.

Comedy Central doesn't seem to care how much new material of South Park is released. South Park IS Comedy Central. The network can just cruise along and remain in the green with just airing reruns.

Small note (literally): South Park, like Futurama, splits their season over two years. But, to have South Park stretch over the year, they split the yearly broadcast to two seasons as well. So, South Park does thirteen episodes a year, but they air six in one quarter and air the other seven in the other.

Futurama, however, is a production that becomes cheaper to produce with quantity. We remember the reasoning behind the four direct-to-dvd movies, right?
JCVD13
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« Reply #814 on: 01-29-2013 07:46 »

you didn't scare me or piss me off sparky barky. don't give yourself so much credit.
i did get put on the guest list by Lee Supercinski for that post though
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #815 on: 01-29-2013 11:52 »

Also nothing beats the Scooby Doo sketch in Spaced.
By sketch, you mean one-line, one-shot gag, right?

And The Venture Bros' take on Scooby Doo was better.

I see that South Park is now only doing ten episodes per year.

Although this was the SP creators choice, I could see FOX/CC doing this with Futurama, and another renewal (if it happens) may only consist of twenty shows.

As Frida said, it's not economical to produce most shows like this in small numbers. South Park is different because of how it's made on a week by week basis, plus Comedy Central will take any deal to keep Trey and Matt happy. 10 episodes or 14, they can still charge the same price for the DVDs at the end of the day.
20 episodes of Futurama might well happen, though, but that's hardly a small season - and that would be produced with intention of it airing over 1 year, rather than being split across two. I mean, 20 episodes would make it longer than seasons 1, 2 and 4.
sparkybarky

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« Reply #816 on: 01-29-2013 15:12 »

you didn't scare me or piss me off sparky barky. don't give yourself so much credit.

What? Really, I had tried to apologize for the snarkiness of my original post and the others' (it was clear to me that they didn't know what you were referring to and thought your post was spam) and you respond with hostility now, and you did then.

Nice.
MuchAdo

Professor
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« Reply #817 on: 01-29-2013 23:48 »
« Last Edit on: 01-29-2013 23:51 »

I just meant a bunch of shows have gone to ten episodes a season...
such as "the Venture Bros." and "South Park".
I just meant Futurama may POSSIBLY get renewed for 20 and not 26, which would still be for two more half seasons of 10.
Mr Snrub

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« Reply #818 on: 01-29-2013 23:53 »

Shouldn't this thread have been locked and a new thread have been posted ages ago?
Frida Waterfall

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« Reply #819 on: 01-30-2013 00:00 »

Inquisitor Hein
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« Reply #820 on: 01-30-2013 00:03 »

Shouldn't this thread have been locked and a new thread have been posted ages ago?

The common mod -as member of the church of modolology- believes that a thread beyond page 20 will make the fabric of time and space collapse, ending the universe.
Yet, as doomsday did NOT happen, they are in a crisis of faith right now, and also a rather grave state of shock. They will certainly get over it...but right now, we should leave them alone, as stress delays those poor souls recovery.
DannyJC13

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« Reply #821 on: 01-30-2013 00:50 »
« Last Edit on: 01-30-2013 00:55 »

I see that South Park is now only doing ten episodes per year.

Although this was the SP creators choice, I could see FOX/CC doing this with Futurama, and another renewal (if it happens) may only consist of twenty shows.

Ooooh didn't know about that, thanks for the info. smile

sounds like it lost its edge but maybe some of the new episodes have interesting stuff

You know bare minimum about 7B and you hate Futurama, your opinions are garbage.

Small note (literally): South Park, like Futurama, splits their season over two years.

What? A single season of South Park contains 14 episodes, 7 aired in Spring, and the other 7 aired in Autumn, not split over 2 years.
Onuki

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« Reply #822 on: 01-30-2013 00:59 »

You know bare minimum about 7B and you hate Futurama

so what

your opinions are garbage.

be kind to people even if they're not kind to you
Solid Gold Bender

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« Reply #823 on: 01-30-2013 01:03 »

I hate to fortify Danny's reply, but your logic is blemished. The guy literally said: 'Futurama hasn't lost its edge'. How the hell does that mean it has lost its edge? If I facepalm right now, my hand will go through my face.
DannyJC13

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« Reply #824 on: 01-30-2013 01:08 »

Billy West of Futurama to attend Minneapolis Comic Con
Onuki

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« Reply #825 on: 01-30-2013 01:13 »

I hate to fortify Danny's reply, but your logic is blemished. The guy literally said: 'Futurama hasn't lost its edge'. How the hell does that mean it has lost its edge?

to me, stealing a cartoon character's kidney & another character eating it means the show no longer has the determination that made it likable for me in the past

i hope the newest episodes don't get me down
MuchAdo

Professor
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« Reply #826 on: 01-30-2013 05:17 »

Knowing you.. how could they not.

Just Fan
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« Reply #827 on: 01-30-2013 06:06 »

What the heck "steal" does mean in context? Is Fry already dead at that point?
MuchAdo

Professor
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« Reply #828 on: 01-30-2013 08:26 »
« Last Edit on: 01-30-2013 08:29 »

Well, The Cleveland Show is about to be canned big grin .. could Futurama be next  mad?!?!

http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2013/01/29/fox-the-cleveland-show-is-likely-to-be-canceled/167098/
DotheBartman

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« Reply #829 on: 01-30-2013 10:52 »

There are some other cable shows that have cut down on episode numbers per year. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia for instance recently concluded a ten-episode season and will going forward that way in the future. However, this isn't really a typical thing. South Park and Sunny both cut back because the creators wanted to keep the quality up and have more time to work on other projects, and they're such network staples that the executives are willing to put up with that change rather than cancelling them outright. 13 is still a much more standard number. If Futurama cut back on episodes it would likely be a creator decision rather than a network/studio one, and in this case it's unlikely such a request would be granted anyway. It isn't as important to the network or studio involved as South Park is.
winna

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« Reply #830 on: 01-30-2013 14:48 »

Shouldn't this thread have been locked and a new thread have been posted ages ago?

It's a privilege to post in a thread on peel past page 20; try not to ruin the opportunity!

I only came here because DotheBartman posted, and I value his opinion greatly.  So should we all!
sparkybarky

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« Reply #831 on: 01-30-2013 14:58 »

Yes, I concur. DtBM is an insightful poster and I am happy to see him again (I don't really hang out in this thread too often).

So more mutilation, huh? I wonder if Fry gives it up voluntarily, to save someone's life--because he is just that kind of guy!

Hi, DtBM!  smile
DannyJC13

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« Reply #832 on: 01-30-2013 20:26 »

What the heck "steal" does mean in context? Is Fry already dead at that point?

It's the future...

The future + the fact that it's Futurama = a billion possibilities... tongue
Googzeez

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« Reply #833 on: 01-30-2013 21:08 »

Well, The Cleveland Show is about to be canned big grin .. could Futurama be next  mad?!?!

http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2013/01/29/fox-the-cleveland-show-is-likely-to-be-canceled/167098/

No because I would think more people care about Futurama then a Family Guy offshoot that's really unfunny.
DannyJC13

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« Reply #834 on: 01-30-2013 21:13 »

One day left. Ugh. I know we still have February but I still feel bad about this... frown
Googzeez

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« Reply #835 on: 01-30-2013 22:37 »

If Futurama cut back on episodes it would likely be a creator decision rather than a network/studio one, and in this case it's unlikely such a request would be granted anyway.

Also there's the high degree of freedom they get when making Futurama that CC wouldn't care.

Also to you posts credit, South Park has run out of jokes and people to rag on, and actors change over time. Luckily for an animated series all you have to do is hire better writers, it's a little harder for a show to say, "Actors! Let's get together and do this really well for the seventh year in a row!"

MuchAdo

Professor
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« Reply #836 on: 01-31-2013 01:40 »
« Last Edit on: 01-31-2013 01:42 »

One day left. Ugh. I know we still have February but I still feel bad about this... frown

We have until April according to people that were at SFSketchFest.

Buy all the merch. such as dvd's, bd's, comics, toys, and shirts that you possibly can if you actually want more Futurama.

Please everyone, won't you help save a show tonight?
A show that after fourteen years and cancellation.. is stil better than most T.V. in the USA.
Univers

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« Reply #837 on: 01-31-2013 01:57 »

Someone asked Eric Rogers if there was news about CC and all. No news yet, he said.
Googzeez

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« Reply #838 on: 01-31-2013 02:23 »

Well, is there any other person we could pester a lot for information on Twitter? I personally don't tweet much. Maybe once or twice a year.
Univers

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« Reply #839 on: 01-31-2013 03:26 »

The most active on twitter are Eric Rogers and Lauren Tom. I don't know who else we could ask for information. If only David X. Cohen or Matt Groening had an account...
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