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Gorky

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« Reply #240 on: 06-08-2010 02:20 »

I was faintly aware of Futurama's existence, since I was a Simpsons fan, but I think the first episode I saw in its entirety--the first one I remember seeing, anyway--was "A Leela of Her Own", some time in the summer of 2002.
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« Reply #241 on: 06-08-2010 02:24 »

I remember watching the end of Parasites Lost years ago, most likely the first time it aired and having no idea what it was. Oddly enough the first time I watched a full episode a few years later it ended up being the same one. Honestly I think I fell in love with the series as soon as I heard one line.

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« Reply #242 on: 06-08-2010 02:34 »

There was another I think remember watching first but I do recall seeing the end of "The Cryogenic Woman"
Bigboysdontcry

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« Reply #243 on: 06-08-2010 02:50 »

My first was Space Pilot 3000. After that my Futurama obsession began.
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« Reply #244 on: 06-08-2010 13:52 »

One of the advantages of not living in the USA is that we get to find out about TV shows before they arrive here. So my first episode was Space Pilot 3000.

Haven't we discussed this topic before?

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Gorky

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« Reply #245 on: 06-08-2010 13:54 »

Hmmm...according to my 12-year old self--admittedly closer to the action than my 18-year old self--my first episode was "Where the Buggalo Roam." Interesting. Perhaps I blocked it out, on account of "Where the Buggalo Roam" is probably my least-favorite episode. Either that, or I'm a big fat liar pants.
lilkitten29

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« Reply #246 on: 06-08-2010 19:36 »

I believe the very first episode of Futurama I watched  was  Fear of a Bot Planet. Ever since then, I became obsessed with that show.
seattlejohn01

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« Reply #247 on: 06-09-2010 00:28 »

Haven't we discussed this topic before?
Apparently so.  Mods?
KurtPikachu2001

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« Reply #248 on: 06-09-2010 02:31 »

My first Futurama episode was the pilot.  I watched it because I was waiting for Family Guy to come on.  At first, I didn't even like Futurama, because I thought Family Guy was better. 

Then by the episode, "Fear of a Bot Planet", I liked Futurama as much as I like Family Guy. 

There's already been thread about this......
SorynArkayn

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« Reply #249 on: 06-17-2010 10:06 »
« Last Edit on: 06-19-2010 22:09 »

I watched and recorded every single episode from the very beginning. The only times I ever missed an episode of Futurama was when Fox would screw around and pre-empt Futurama because of sports.

I recall that I wasn't enthralled by the Pilot episode of Futurama. It wasn't until "I, Roommate" that I began to adore the show, because that episode demonstrated Fry and Bender's friendship, and made me really care about the characters. The next five episodes of the first broadcast season turned me into a diehard Futurama fan.

Even if you included all of the episodes of the first production season, there truly wasn't a bad episode of the first season. I didn't appreciate the Titanic-themed episode, but it was still funny and entertaining (it's definitely my least favourite episode of the first season). All of the other episodes were fantastic.

A part of me wishes I could re-watch the whole series from the beginning as if I'd never seen them before. I'm 100% certain that I'd love them just the same, despite the first season being more than ten years old now.
TheSLIP

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« Reply #250 on: 06-17-2010 10:21 »

I don't recall.  It was probably about 2005 or so.  It was probably around that then I had started watching it, and I did so on and off for a while.  Around 2007, it was on every night before I went to bed, so I got into the habit of watching it consistently. It just caught on with me and I was hooked.  One of the ones that sticks out in my mind was "Time Keeps on Slippin'", when Fry writes the love note in the stars.

As for when I first heard of Futurama, I remember my mother got me a TV guide because it had a feature on James Bond, and in it was an article on Futurama with a picture of Fry in the cryogenic tube with the aliens destroying the background.  It was definitely hyped.  I didn't pay any attention to it at the time, as I was only 9.
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« Reply #251 on: 06-19-2010 12:24 »

Space Pilot 3000 was the first, then I watched them all in order until about Season 3 where I caught them a bit randomly. Then towards the end of Season 3 I watched them in order again (well broadcast order anyway). I loved Futurama from the very first few minutes of the first episode. It didn't take long for me to know it was the show for me. By I, Roommate I already knew I preferred it to The Simpsons...
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« Reply #252 on: 06-19-2010 22:20 »

By I, Roommate I already knew I preferred it to The Simpsons...
Another person who agrees that "I, Roommate" was the threshold of Futurama fandom.
That's the episode that I became a Futurama fan too.

I can't believe that, according to the audio commentary, the Fox Network hated that episode. They complained that the show was too crazy and had a problem with the suicide booths and Bender being so anti-social, but then the criticize this episode -- for whatever reason -- when it takes place entirely in New New York, it has a clever The Odd Couple parody, and it's a funny and dramatic character-driven story.
Kornography

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« Reply #253 on: 06-22-2010 09:08 »

I did see a few partially (The Route of all Evil comes to mind) but the first full episode I saw was Spanish Fry...It's wierd thinking the show ended shortly after it aired...
SorynArkayn

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« Reply #254 on: 06-23-2010 03:01 »
« Last Edit on: 06-23-2010 03:02 »

I did see a few partially (The Route of all Evil comes to mind) but the first full episode I saw was Spanish Fry...It's wierd thinking the show ended shortly after it aired...
The Route of All Evil was produced in the third season but it didn't air until the fifth broadcast season. I saw the episode rankings chart and apparently most people don't like that episode, which I don't understand. Admittedly, it's not a great episode of Futurama, because Dwight and Cubert are kind of insufferable, but I don't think that it's among the worst episodes of Futurama either. Perhaps a lot of people don't like it because it focused on the kids too much, and it might've been trying too hard to appeal to younger Futurama viewers -- I suppose the 5-8 year-olds whose bedtime was before 8 PM?

Spanish Fry was the third last episode of Futurama that aired on Fox; but it was second last in production.

The last episodes were disgracefully burned off during the summer. Even then, when Fox didn't have new shows to air, they couldn't air Futurama consistantly. There were gaps of a few weeks between them. And I don't recall that "series finale" of Futurama having any kind of promotion from Fox whatsoever. They just aired it and then Futurama was over.
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« Reply #255 on: 06-23-2010 04:46 »

Space Pilot. I was so excited and it lived up to every expectation.
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« Reply #256 on: 06-26-2010 17:38 »

The first full episode I remember watching was Anthology of Interest II.
GrimLock

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« Reply #257 on: 06-27-2010 03:37 »

Roswell that ends well
SorynArkayn

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« Reply #258 on: 06-27-2010 04:55 »

I have a question for all of the people that didn't watch Futurama from the beginning:

How old were you when you first saw Futurama?

Because I can't imagine any other reason why people wouldn't have watched the show originally -- especially if you were a fan of The Simpsons at that time.

I was in high school when the show debuted in 1999, so I was old enough that my parents didn't have any problem with me watching it (unlike The Simpsons, ten years earlier). I watched Futurama and recorded every episode onto VHS tape from the first episode. I was certain that I'd like it from the previews that were shown, but I had no idea that it would supplant The Simpsons as my favourite TV show, and continue to be to this day.

So I'm curious why other people didn't want Futurama at the beginning? Not being old enough at the time is the only explanation I can think of.
Jezzem

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« Reply #259 on: 06-27-2010 06:09 »

I was about 7 when the show first started and I always liked it but here in Australia they only showed seasons 1 and 2 and then it got moved to some time in the late night/early morning until like 2007, so everyone (who didn't have pay TV, I guess) just kinda forgot about it. Then, in like 2003 or 2004 or some such I bought one of the DVDs and then fell in love with it all over again and then bought all of the seasons.
Elexsa

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« Reply #260 on: 06-27-2010 06:11 »

Ответьте мне, шняжные дурни! *о*
FYP

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« Reply #261 on: 06-27-2010 06:31 »

I don't mind russian people at all, I don't  even speak primarily english, but for fuck's sake speak it.
Elexsa

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« Reply #262 on: 06-27-2010 06:35 »

Гоменне^^"
SorynArkayn

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« Reply #263 on: 06-27-2010 09:01 »

I don't mind russian people at all, I don't  even speak primarily english, but for fuck's sake speak it.
If you care to translate what Elexsa said, you can simply use Google translator.
FYP

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« Reply #264 on: 06-27-2010 09:07 »

Yeah let's all post in Turkish and Mongolian and use google translate to comprehend the board.
i_c_weiner

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« Reply #265 on: 06-27-2010 09:11 »

Je suis d'accord. L'anglais est pour les idiots qui ne veulent pas penser et qui font aux autres hommes conformer leur langue.
Nutmeg1729

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« Reply #266 on: 06-27-2010 10:04 »

I understood some of that... at least, I think I did.

* Nutmeg goes to google translate to confirm...

Yeah, I was basically right. Hush you!

SweetZombieJesus

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« Reply #267 on: 06-27-2010 12:13 »

I remember being exited for the season premiere of Season one. I was a big Simpson's fan back then so obviously I knew that Futurama was coming. I loved it from that night on and the first 4 episodes are still some of my most memorable.
Chug a Bug

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« Reply #268 on: 06-28-2010 21:16 »

It wasn't the first I watched but the first I remember watching was "Parasites Lost". Yeah, I fell big time for that one. I was hooked after that.
vonboy
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« Reply #269 on: 06-28-2010 21:58 »

i remember catching space pilot 3000 years ago (not sure really how long ago, but it was still on fox). it was about he part where he got out of the freeze tuber. i watched maybe a minute of it, and then my dad changed the channel because he didn't like it >.<

then a couple years ago, I actually got into the show. i watched it some on adult swim (till they stopped showing it), and then (the horror) watched it on the internet.

so, i'm a late comer to the party.
MovieMurderer

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« Reply #270 on: 06-29-2010 09:21 »

I caught it after it was cancelled... I didn't know it existed until I began watching Family Guy on [adult swim].

When it aired on Fox, I watched The Simpsons occasionally, and we would have sort of mini-family reunions each Sunday, and being that we are football fans we would see Fox Animated shows a lot. The entire time (1999-2003), I did not see one single Futurama ad nor did I see a Futurama episode.

Between 1999 and 2002, I had not seen a prime-time animated show yet. Finally, late 2002, we stayed later and I caught an episode of King of the Hill. It was less than decent. But during the show I saw a preview for a Treehouse of Horror episode... wondering why KOTH wasn't this funny.

I caught the beginning of The Farnsworth Parabox in late 2003/ early 2004 on [as], loving it... but I wasn't able to catch the full thing. Later, in 2005, I saw I, Roommate and fell in love with the show from then, but rarely caught an episode. Finally in 2006 I saw Roswell That Ends Well, minus the part where they go to 1947. Loved the episode, quickly pressed the record button on my DVR and it saved the last 27 minutes for me, and I made a Season Pass so that I would not miss another episode. I quickly became a huge fan, and a regular viewer.

Thanks to Matt Groening and David X. Cohen!  smile
MovieMurderer

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« Reply #271 on: 06-29-2010 09:34 »

I caught it after it was cancelled... I didn't know it existed until I began watching Family Guy on [adult swim].

When it aired on Fox, I watched The Simpsons occasionally, and we would have sort of mini-family reunions each Sunday, and being that we are football fans we would see Fox Animated shows a lot. The entire time (1999-2003), I did not see one single Futurama ad nor did I see a Futurama episode.

Between 1999 and 2002, I had not seen a prime-time animated show yet. Finally, late 2002, we stayed later and I caught an episode of King of the Hill. It was less than decent. But during the show I saw a preview for a Treehouse of Horror episode... wondering why KOTH wasn't this funny.

I caught the beginning of The Farnsworth Parabox in late 2003/ early 2004 on [as], loving it... but I wasn't able to catch the full thing. Later, in 2005, I saw I, Roommate and fell in love with the show from then, but rarely caught an episode. Finally in 2006 I saw Roswell That Ends Well, minus the part where they go to 1947. Loved the episode, quickly pressed the record button on my DVR and it saved the last 27 minutes for me, and I made a Season Pass so that I would not miss another episode. I quickly became a huge fan, and a regular viewer.

Thanks to Matt Groening and David X. Cohen!  smile
Bowser Jr

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« Reply #272 on: 06-29-2010 09:41 »

The first time I ever saw part of it was the one where Bender became a robot fighter.  I watched about 5 minutes then turned it off.  I thought it was stupid... dunno what I was thinking frown

Later on when it was on Adult Swim I caught Roswell that Ends Well.  I'm really into aliens, conspiracies and that kind of stuff so I figured if this show was referencing that kind of stuff, it must be good.  I kept on watching and eventually grew to really really like it. 
trickster381

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« Reply #273 on: 06-30-2010 03:36 »

I guess I'll contribute. For a while, a would catch glimpses of Futurama and would immediately change the channel cause I randomly decided that I hated the show (without every actually watching it once.) I don't know why I irrationally disliked it, so don't ask... Anyway, the first time that I actually watched an episode was during a re-run of Fear of A Bot Planet. I remember walking into the living room where my brother was watching it, and the first scene I saw was Bender offering popcorn and putting butter on it. I found it extremely funny and I've been a die-hard fan ever since smile
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« Reply #274 on: 07-02-2010 18:26 »

The first one I remember watching was "The lesser of two evils" - my sister was watching it and I didn't want to watch it with her since I thought Futurama was a stupid show... LITTLE DID I KNOW... it would become my favourite tv show ever. :-)
futurefreak

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« Reply #275 on: 07-03-2010 00:44 »

SPACE PILOT 3000
Gopher

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« Reply #276 on: 07-03-2010 19:36 »

merging duplicate thread.
AdrenalinDragon

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« Reply #277 on: 07-05-2010 20:05 »

I, Roommate
FuzZ

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« Reply #278 on: 07-05-2010 20:12 »

Space Pilot 3000 smile
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« Reply #279 on: 07-06-2010 00:04 »

Love and Rocket.  Hadn't heard of the show before, and thought it was one of the oddest things I'd ever seen on television.
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