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MeatablePie

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« on: 05-10-2013 02:40 »

It wasn't in one scene in a while, if not mentioned.
What happend to Blernsball, Basketball and all that?
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #1 on: 05-10-2013 02:45 »

Well, they recently introduced the "Butterfly Derby". Traditional sports haven't appeared in a while though.
TheMadCapper

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« Reply #2 on: 05-10-2013 03:24 »

It wasn't in one scene in a while, if not mentioned.
What happend to Blernsball, Basketball and all that?

1 - What?

2 - If you're asking why sports aren't that big of a deal in Futurama, I imagine it's because the target audience would get tired of sports being brought up all the time. We're more interested in things like time travel and sciencey stuff.
SolidSnake

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« Reply #3 on: 05-10-2013 03:45 »

Plus, Sportsbot 5000 cancelled all sports during TBWABB.
MeatablePie

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« Reply #4 on: 05-10-2013 13:38 »

Yeah...
Unreal, I forgot about that.
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« Reply #5 on: 05-10-2013 18:28 »

Plus, Sportsbot 5000 cancelled all sports during TBWABB.

I think that only applied during the reign of Yivo... tongue

Plus, I don't think Sportsbot 5000 has much say in if sports can be played or not. laff
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« Reply #6 on: 05-10-2013 19:08 »
« Last Edit on: 05-10-2013 20:35 »


2 - If you're asking why sports aren't that big of a deal in Futurama, I imagine it's because the target audience would get tired of sports being brought up all the time. We're more interested in things like time travel and sciencey stuff.

"Real Steel" comes to mind regarding fusion of Sci Fi and sports:)

Apart from that, I guess most sports in Futurama serve as a throwaway gag,
parodoying specific sports tropes on a "one time base". E.g. we experienced Blernsball taking the Baseball cliche of having too many strange rules to an extreme. But -after seeing that joke once- there is no need to retell it again.

That said, the lower budget will also affect (especially TEAM) sport scenes. I would e.g. really love to see a Futurama version of "CyberBall" (American Football with Robots, and therefore going for extreme violence and demolition). Yet, those mass scenes are rather costly.
MeatablePie

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« Reply #7 on: 05-10-2013 20:53 »

@TMC

I would love to see that Cyberball you were talking about...
That's if they come back and bring new episodes..
MeatablePie

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« Reply #8 on: 05-10-2013 20:54 »

by comeback, I mean after this season.
Also, TheMadCapper, I never stated I wanted to see sports be mentioned all the time. I was thinking just once.
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« Reply #9 on: 05-10-2013 20:58 »

@TMC

I would love to see that Cyberball you were talking about...

Unless I change my user name to TMC (and right now, I do not have any plans to do so), you did adress the wrong guy wink
MeatablePie

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« Reply #10 on: 05-10-2013 21:03 »

I put the name TMC for TheMadCapper.
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« Reply #11 on: 05-10-2013 21:12 »

Yep, got that.
I was refering to the fact that he wasn't the one mentioning Cyberball...wink
MeatablePie

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« Reply #12 on: 05-10-2013 21:15 »

Oh, my bad, sorry...
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« Reply #13 on: 05-11-2013 04:03 »

It wasn't in one scene in a while, if not mentioned.
What happend to Blernsball, Basketball and all that?

1 - What?

2 - If you're asking why sports aren't that big of a deal in Futurama, I imagine it's because the target audience would get tired of sports being brought up all the time. We're more interested in things like time travel and sciencey stuff.

Boring? Baseball wasn't - hmm, so they finally jazzed it up?

Anyways, I think TMC hit the nail on the head. I always enjoy sports on Futurama, but they're smart to not overdo it.
MeatablePie

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« Reply #14 on: 05-11-2013 04:24 »

It wasn't in one scene in a while, if not mentioned.
What happend to Blernsball, Basketball and all that?

1 - What?

2 - If you're asking why sports aren't that big of a deal in Futurama, I imagine it's because the target audience would get tired of sports being brought up all the time. We're more interested in things like time travel and sciencey stuff.

Boring? Baseball wasn't - hmm, so they finally jazzed it up?

Anyways, I think TMC hit the nail on the head. I always enjoy sports on Futurama, but they're smart to not overdo it.

I enjoy sports even if it's remade in every way.
But true, I don't want them to overdo it.
I mean, one episode centered around a sport is enough.
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