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cyber_turnip

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« Reply #640 on: 07-27-2014 14:43 »
« Last Edit on: 07-27-2014 14:58 »

For all we know, they've just recoloured all of the Futurama characters yellow like they did with Jay Sherman.

Looks better than I thought it would be so far, though I still find it really jarring that the two shows appear to be set in the same universe here.

We don't know that for sure. The opening sequence is most likely just a non-canon mash-up that leads into the episode itself and the Bart gremlins could be anything. It's possible that The Simpsons got so popular at a point in the future that people decided to genetically engineer pets in the likeness of Bart or something like that.

I'd put money on it just being that they exist in the same world, though, but what they've shown us is definitely looking much better than I expected, even if it is just because it's lovely to see the Futurama world back one last time.
Quantum Neutrino Field

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« Reply #641 on: 07-27-2014 15:29 »
« Last Edit on: 07-27-2014 15:30 »

It's too bad if there's no distinction of shows' universes, but Bender has already appeared couple of times in Simpsons. Yes, they're just background jokes, but Simpsons has been kind of loose with future-episodes, especially, so I'm not sure how much it will/would bother me. If they're coloured yellow, it couldn't be canon in Futurama, at least.

Oh, and this is perfect:
Apparently the opening tagline to "Simpsorama" is "A show out of idea teams up with a show out of episodes."
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #642 on: 07-27-2014 15:37 »

Honestly, I'm just getting sad that this is only a one-off, 22 minute affair.

What do you think the chance is of them doing a sequel to this episode afterwards? The Simpsons have been scraping the bottom of the barrel for ideas so long that they've punched through the bottom of the barrel and into Futurama, so why not make more if it's a success? I can't see it happening, but it would be cool if we had even more Futurama specials like this to look forward to down the line.

How would you guys feel about them making a Simpsons/Futurama crossover movie? I'd be down with it on the grounds that it'd mean a Futurama movie and they could get it greenlit by pretending that it was just The Simpsons Movie 2.
Boxy Robot

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« Reply #643 on: 07-27-2014 15:41 »
« Last Edit on: 07-27-2014 16:25 »

How would you guys feel about them making a Simpsons/Futurama crossover movie? I'd be down with it on the grounds that it'd mean a Futurama movie and they could get it greenlit by pretending that it was just The Simpsons Movie 2.

I would really like that, only because I'm disappointed that this special has an incredibly interesting story and tonnes of potential and I feel like it may be rushed due to it's 20 minute time frame. What rubs salt in the wounds is the fact that the Family Guy crossover that, to my knowledge, has little to no plot is an hour long event.
Quantum Neutrino Field

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« Reply #644 on: 07-27-2014 16:12 »

I guess I would be OK with Simpsons Movie 2 being just Futurama, but no, I really wouldn't like a cross-over movie.

I'm waiting a second Simpsons movie and I would much prefer it not being a cross-over. If Simpsons can come even close to quality of first one, it will be awesome on its own.
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« Reply #645 on: 07-27-2014 22:19 »
« Last Edit on: 07-27-2014 22:20 »

For all we know, they've just recoloured all of the Futurama characters yellow like they did with Jay Sherman.

God, I hope not. If that's the case, shouldn't the Griffins be yellow in their crossover with the Simpsons?

Honestly, I'm just getting sad that this is only a one-off, 22 minute affair.

Agreed. Isn't the Family Guy crossover an hour-long? Yet the crossover with two shows that are by the same creator is only 22 minutes. hmpf
Cudry

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« Reply #646 on: 07-27-2014 22:25 »

God, I hope not. If that's the case, shouldn't the Griffins be yellow in their crossover with the Simpsons?

The Simpsons Guy is an episode of Family Guy, which explains that.

Quote from: DannyJC13 Agreed. Isn't the Family Guy crossover an hour-long? Yet the crossover with two shows that are by the same creator is only 22 minutes. hmpf
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Probably a marketing decision based on the fact that Futurama is a dead show that they haven't aired for 11 years.
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #647 on: 07-28-2014 00:17 »

For all we know, they've just recoloured all of the Futurama characters yellow like they did with Jay Sherman.

God, I hope not. If that's the case, shouldn't the Griffins be yellow in their crossover with the Simpsons?

As Cudry said, it's an episode of Family Guy. The Simpsons have a set precedent of colouring cameos from other series yellow, such as Jay Sherman in "A Star is Burns". They've left them pink when they've been in blink and miss it background cameos before, but hell, they even coloured Fry in yellow for that non-canon couch gag where he arrives on the sofa via the Futurama tube-system.

Family Guy, on the other hand, exists in a world where cartoon characters and talking animals co-exist with "reality". The show is perfectly happy for anything completely supernatural to happen if it's for the sake of a gag.

If the Family Guy/Simpsons crossover was an episode of The Simpsons, they'd have done things very differently. I can almost guarantee that the Griffins would be yellow and they would visit Springfield as opposed to The Simpsons going to Quahog, which is sort of the opposite of what Family Guy has done whilst being exactly the same thing they've done.

If they'd made this crossover back in 1999 or so, I can guarantee that the Futurama cast would be yellow, but they seem to have relaxed about that sort of thing since then.
Beamer

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« Reply #648 on: 07-28-2014 02:37 »

Quote from: DannyJC13
Agreed. Isn't the Family Guy crossover an hour-long? Yet the crossover with two shows that are by the same creator is only 22 minutes. hmpf

Probably a marketing decision based on the fact that Futurama is a dead show that they haven't aired for 11 years.

Also, it's a Simpsons episode. The Simpsons doesn't do hour long episodes. Hell, they've only ever done one two-parter in their entire 25 year run.
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #649 on: 07-28-2014 03:16 »

If the Futurama characters are yellow, that'll honestly put me off the entire thing. I know that probably sounds petty and a bit stupid, but I really can't take it seriously if they make such a drastic change to the character designs.
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #650 on: 07-28-2014 20:52 »

Interesting if very short clip. Feels more Futurama-y than I thought it would initially. Certainly makes me anticipate this more now. I would like the Futurama characters in their normal skin colour like the crossover comics, but we'll see, it isn't a dealbreaker...
MuchAdo

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« Reply #651 on: 08-04-2014 02:28 »
« Last Edit on: 08-04-2014 02:30 »

I'm excited for November 9th!!

You guys have all seen the rough preview clip of the opening by now...

http://instagram.com/p/q7Aq-fPEph/

But why is that it??? Where's a SDCC clip or trailer?

cyber_turnip

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« Reply #652 on: 08-04-2014 14:11 »

That is a SDCC clip.

It was a The Simpsons panel and they also showed a clip from the upcoming season premiere of The Simpsons. The tiny sneak peak at "Simpsorama" was more of a bonus.
cartoonlover27

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« Reply #653 on: 08-09-2014 15:48 »

If the Futurama characters are yellow, that'll honestly put me off the entire thing. I know that probably sounds petty and a bit stupid, but I really can't take it seriously if they make such a drastic change to the character designs.

I agree completely. They should keep all the characters the same. I don't really see a point in changing character designs, as they aren't in the Family Guy crossover.
MuchAdo

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« Reply #654 on: 08-10-2014 07:19 »

That is a SDCC clip.

I just meant, where's a proper trailer uploaded onto Fox's youtube just like the SimGuyFamSon crossover got?

INFOSPHERE NEWS!??

26 July, 2014: Matt Groening says that some of the Futurama staff are meeting up tomorrow morning to discuss options to bring the show back.
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #655 on: 08-10-2014 19:28 »

That is a SDCC clip.
INFOSPHERE NEWS!??

26 July, 2014: Matt Groening says that some of the Futurama staff are meeting up tomorrow morning to discuss options to bring the show back.

Say whaaa?...
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #656 on: 08-10-2014 19:50 »

At the The Simpsons Comic Con panel, the topic turned to Futurama's comeback and Matt Groening said that he and some other people involved with the show would be discussing possible options to take to continue it over a waffle breakfast, the following morning.
LeelasOpposite

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« Reply #657 on: 08-12-2014 02:47 »

If the Futurama characters are yellow, that'll honestly put me off the entire thing. I know that probably sounds petty and a bit stupid, but I really can't take it seriously if they make such a drastic change to the character designs.

I agree completely. They should keep all the characters the same. I don't really see a point in changing character designs, as they aren't in the Family Guy crossover.

I agree with both of you, just thinking of changing the characters designs is just inhumane, also @cartoonlover27, Family Guy crossover?
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #658 on: 08-12-2014 12:05 »

This upcoming season premiere of Family Guy will be a crossover episode entitled "The Simpsons Guy" where they visit The Simpsons in Springfield. It's an episode of Family Guy rather than an episode of The Simpsons and it'll have to be non-canon on The Simpsons' side of things.

I expect it will be good fun, but a lot of other people are whining about it because it's yet another cheap, cartoon crossover.
Inquisitor Hein
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« Reply #659 on: 08-12-2014 12:27 »
« Last Edit on: 08-12-2014 12:28 »


I expect it will be good fun, but a lot of other people are whining about it because it's yet another cheap, cartoon crossover.

The trailer featured mostly the common accusations one show's fans throw at the other one (Family guy a rip-off, Simpsons too told and worn-out).While some folks complained those jokes are overobvious, I consider them worth being told at least once "officially".
LeelasOpposite

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« Reply #660 on: 08-12-2014 17:52 »

@Cyber_turnip, ah thanks for clearing that up i stopped watching Family Guy awhile ago, I think the show just lost its touch you know?
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #661 on: 08-12-2014 21:57 »

I think a lot of people would agree with you. That's probably why they decided to make this crossover episode: to boost the ratings a bit.
LeelasOpposite

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« Reply #662 on: 08-12-2014 22:35 »

What's your opinion on the Futurama crossover with The Simpsons?
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #663 on: 08-13-2014 00:18 »
« Last Edit on: 08-13-2014 02:24 »

I'm looking forward to it as a chance to see the gang back on the screen one (potentially) last time.

If it was an episode of Futurama that the Simpsons were going to appear in, I'd be dead against it as I'd feel that it would cheapen the show and would be unlikely to actually be any good, but given that it's being produced as an episode of The Simpsons, it'll most likely be non-canon in Futurama's universe - even if it's canon in The Simpsons - and even if it is canon, it'll be much easier to ignore and act like it never happened.

The Simpsons has been absolutely terrible for well over a decade, so I don't care about them potentially cheapening their show any more. And who knows? As unlikely as it is, it might end up being good. The writer wrote the episode "Holidays of Future Passed" that stands as a genuinely great episode of the show and probably the only genuinely great episode to air after season 12. He's also written for Futurama before and David X. Cohen is supposed to have been consulted about the episode, meaning that he'll have had some degree of input. Plus, I imagine they'll really put some effort into making it a good episode. Matt Groening clearly loves Futurama and I can't imagine he'd want anything but the best for it.

So, for now, I'm trying to be optimistic. My only real complaint is that it's only going to be one 22-minute episode. I'm worried that that won't be nearly enough time to tell a good story on the scale that a crossover like this deserves. I wish they'd made it a two-parter, or hell, even a three-parter or a movie. As a single episode, they're unlikely to acknowledge things like how both shows are fictional within eachother's universes and they're unlikely to take any time to just enjoy making jokes out of the characters' interactions.

Anyway, I can't wait to see it.
LeelasOpposite

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« Reply #664 on: 08-13-2014 02:03 »

I'm with you on that, I just would like to see the show on its own again.. Like i just got so attached to the characters over the years it's so hard for me to see them change you know?
DannyJC13

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« Reply #665 on: 08-18-2014 15:51 »

Futurama lost both of the Emmys it was nominated for, oh well.

For those who care, they lost Outstanding Animated Program to Bob's Burgers and Maurice LaMarche lost Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance to Harry Shearer for his work on The Simpsons.
Boxy Robot

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« Reply #666 on: 08-18-2014 15:59 »

Futurama lost both of the Emmys it was nominated for, oh well.

For those who care, they lost Outstanding Animated Program to Bob's Burgers and Maurice LaMarche lost Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance to Harry Shearer for his work on The Simpsons.

Although "Meanwhile" was great and Maurice is a fantastic voice actor, the show couldn't have lost out to more deserving winners.
AdrenalinDragon

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« Reply #667 on: 08-18-2014 16:14 »

"Meanwhile" was the clear winner in Season 7 for me. I'd place it only a little lower than "The Late Philip J. Fry", but nevertheless it should win the Emmy easily this year.
Quantum Neutrino Field

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« Reply #668 on: 08-18-2014 16:18 »

Too bad Meanwhile didn't win, I imagine it had a good chance, but I don't mind Shearer winning the Emmy for once.
Beamer

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« Reply #669 on: 08-18-2014 17:10 »

I assume he submitted an episode from 20 years ago, then? tongue
AdrenalinDragon

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« Reply #670 on: 08-18-2014 17:32 »

I'll never get why Bob's Burgers is so popular either way.
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #671 on: 08-18-2014 18:03 »

Harry Shearer won? They're killing off Mr. Burns in the season 26 premiere.
MuchAdo

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« Reply #672 on: 08-19-2014 02:31 »

Harry Shearer won? They're killing off Mr. Burns in the season 26 premiere.

LOL.

Last time I checked.. Jackie Mason didn't voice Mr. Burns.
Beamer

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« Reply #673 on: 08-19-2014 03:11 »

I'll never get why Bob's Burgers is so popular either way.

1. I'd hardly call the show "popular." Critically acclaimed, sure, but not popular.
2. Read this. It does a far better job than I could at articulating why the show is so damn great.
cartoonlover27

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« Reply #674 on: 08-19-2014 16:36 »

I'll never get why Bob's Burgers is so popular either way.

Me neither. I feel like everyone who's seen it but me likes it.
Boxy Robot

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« Reply #675 on: 08-19-2014 19:58 »

I'll never get why Bob's Burgers is so popular either way.

Me neither. I feel like everyone who's seen it but me likes it.

How many episodes have you watched?
Mr Snrub

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« Reply #676 on: 08-20-2014 00:41 »

I've never seen a single episode, but I'll hate it forever.
LeelasOpposite

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« Reply #677 on: 08-20-2014 02:29 »

Neither have I, never liked it never will
Beamer

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« Reply #678 on: 08-20-2014 03:22 »

Well, you're the ones missing out.

For the record, it took me quite a while to get into (I wasn't completely sold until season 3) and now it's one of my favourite things on the air. It's the kind of show where one needs to see a few episodes before they can begin to appreciate it; it's very character-based humour so it works best when you're actually familiar with the characters.

Also, "I haven't seen it but I don't like it and my opinion will never change" may be the most fucking ignorant statement I've ever read.
LeelasOpposite

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« Reply #679 on: 08-20-2014 04:41 »

I was giving it a chance one time but my best friends little brother is really the one who threw me off of liking the show.. he almost threw me off of liking Futurama, because one day at my friends house we walked into his room and he was jerking off to Bobs Burgers.. same thing with Futurama Netflix was paused on Leela that time.. It really fucked us up..
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