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cartoonlover27

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« Reply #80 on: 09-15-2013 15:13 »

Unhopeful? Im always being optimistic there will be season 8 as soon as possible. Im just too lazy to talk about it smile

Ah, I see. I don't know, but I have a feeling about Netflix. I know I've said that lots of times before, but I seriously think it'd be a good home.
Eternium

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« Reply #81 on: 09-15-2013 15:35 »

big grin I just found out season 7b is already airing here ^^ whooooo!
ShinyMetal***

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« Reply #82 on: 09-15-2013 15:56 »

Unhopeful? Im always being optimistic there will be season 8 as soon as possible. Im just too lazy to talk about it smile

Ah, I see. I don't know, but I have a feeling about Netflix. I know I've said that lots of times before, but I seriously think it'd be a good home.

Netflix is always there for me, when I'm sad, when I'm happy, or even when I'm just plain old lazy.

"Thank you Netflix, I will always  love you," I say then search the couch for the remote "WHAT, WHY THE HELL IS IT ALL THE WAY OVER THERE," I say noticing the remote stuck in between the cushions of the chair next to the couch."FREAKIN NETFLIX, WHY CANT YOU JUST HAVE AN AUTOMATIC REMOTE CONTROL LIFTING DEVICE THAT CONSTANTLY LIFTS IT UP AND PUTS IT IN MY HAND," I say over dramatically.

"Because you will become fat," The machine says then I pass out, wake up hours later thinking it was a typical dream, then go and eat some bananas.

Seriously though, I have confidence in Netflix and hope it never rids of Futurama.
(Love "The Devils Hands are Idle Play Things")
Quantum Neutrino Field

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« Reply #83 on: 09-15-2013 16:10 »

At this point, I have no much hopes for returning, but if I were to hear some news about returning, I would hope more than I would hope for.
Monster_Robot_Maniac

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« Reply #84 on: 09-15-2013 17:43 »

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/05/futurama-gifs-that-go-on-forever_n_3867281.html
This page has alot of cool Futurama GIFs, perfect for Top of the Page Dancing.
Eternium

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« Reply #85 on: 09-15-2013 19:51 »

Oh, right. Netflix has finally reached us!^^ and not US us, but Holland... so It won't ve as bad As I tought if futurama will go on netflix only, we also have FOX now.

Thanks for that link mrm! Awesome! big grin
Just Fan
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« Reply #86 on: 09-17-2013 08:13 »

Does Futurama have a future?
KurtPikachu2001

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« Reply #87 on: 09-17-2013 15:18 »

If Futurama just goes on through the comics.  So be it.

Didn't like any of those negative comments on that page....
GedeWK

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« Reply #88 on: 09-17-2013 15:51 »

Didn't like any of those negative comments on that page....

They just following the crowd that talks about the negative points about Futurama. Wait a minute, that wasn't negative points, that's a Junk comments!
KurtPikachu2001

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« Reply #89 on: 09-17-2013 18:47 »

Noticed it was like the only time CC promoted Futurama was in the final season.   Everytime when one of their movies or shows would go to a commercial, it always says, "Futurama The Final Season"  "Celebrate Like There's No Tommorow".   'The End is Nigh'. 

Probably the only time it was ever overhyped.    It was like CC was so anxious to get rid of it.

Box Incorporated

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« Reply #90 on: 09-17-2013 20:11 »

Whacha talking bout Kurt? When Futurama came back, Comedy Central advertised the crap out of it, even airing the commercials for it on Adult Swim and MTV. And have you forgotten about those awful meme commercials from last year? CC treated Futurama great for a TV show, and only advertised 7B as the final Season to get people really hyped for it. Plus, they're still airing reruns of it everyday with extras on Mondays, so they don't seem that eager to erase it from their existence.
Eternium

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« Reply #91 on: 09-17-2013 20:37 »

If I had to choose a network, I'd say Cartoon Network. They've got some amazing shows and adding Futurama will be epic! Adult Swim is part of it, and according to all of you, adult swim was good or something?
SolidSnake

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« Reply #92 on: 09-17-2013 20:45 »

Whacha talking bout Kurt? When Futurama came back, Comedy Central advertised the crap out of it, even airing the commercials for it on Adult Swim and MTV. And have you forgotten about those awful meme commercials from last year? CC treated Futurama great for a TV show, and only advertised 7B as the final Season to get people really hyped for it. Plus, they're still airing reruns of it everyday with extras on Mondays, so they don't seem that eager to erase it from their existence.
That's Season 6 you're talking about. Season 7 they barely advertised the show for shit.
Jezzem

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« Reply #93 on: 09-17-2013 20:51 »

Whacha talking bout Kurt? When Futurama came back, Comedy Central advertised the crap out of it, even airing the commercials for it on Adult Swim and MTV. And have you forgotten about those awful meme commercials from last year? CC treated Futurama great for a TV show, and only advertised 7B as the final Season to get people really hyped for it. Plus, they're still airing reruns of it everyday with extras on Mondays, so they don't seem that eager to erase it from their existence.

I'm pretty sure the only "season" Box's post doesn't reference is the second half of season 6. If anything, it's mostly season 7 he's talking about.
Monster_Robot_Maniac

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« Reply #94 on: 09-20-2013 22:41 »

So, do you guys count the 'Lost Adventure' episode from the Video game as cannon? I think it's cannon, but I guess there's not any reason that I can remember not to. What do you all think?
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #95 on: 09-20-2013 22:57 »

Not really.

I certainly don't consider it to be anything close to a real episode and if it is canon, it brings up the awkward issue of them being trapped in a paradox forever at the end of it.
Quantum Neutrino Field

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« Reply #96 on: 09-20-2013 22:59 »

Well, I wouldn't count it as canon. After all, it's in different format and I don't think there is any references to it in other episodes. I don't know, maybe it resembles a cannon little...
PNS2CLT
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« Reply #97 on: 09-21-2013 05:02 »

When Futurama came back, Comedy Central advertised the crap out of it, even airing the commercials for it on Adult Swim and MTV. And have you forgotten about those awful meme commercials from last year? ...  Plus, they're still airing reruns of it everyday with extras on Mondays, so they don't seem that eager to erase it from their existence.

As others have mentioned, while Comedy Central heavily hyped the show in 2010-2011, promotions began eroding last year and became minimal, at best, this year.  And while the show has long reigned in the afternoon, prime time appearances have greatly diminished.  In 2010-2011, the show more-or-less rotated with South Park in the midweek primetime lineup.  This year, sans a few cameo appearances, it did not air in primetime outside its scheduled run.  In fact, Comedy Central even cut the frequency of repeats within the first week of each first run episode.

Of course, much of this is probably attributed to the show's declining performance.  It's obvious interest has waned -- in 2010, clips of the show (on CC's website) were receiving 100,000+ views but by this year that number had fallen to a couple thousand views each.  While I don't know the ad rates CC receives, or whether it has to pay royalties for each showing to Fox (which still owns the show), it's clearly more beneficial to the network to show ancient episodes of South Park, or the same episode of Tosh.0 for the 100th time.

Obviously Futurama's ratings were impacted by the summer runs -- shows always earn inferior ratings in the summer, especially those targeted to 18-35 -- but I doubt they'd be much stronger than those of Brickelberry or Archer, both of which are substantially cheaper to produce.  Given the high production costs, which were an issue in revitalizing it to begin with, and waning interest (even off-network broadcasts never expanded beyond weekends, and international broadcasts have cooled off), I would be surprised if the show ever returns, unless Fox decides to milk another DVD series.  Then again, TBS picked up American Dad.
KurtPikachu2001

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« Reply #98 on: 09-21-2013 17:15 »

During the last season, I wish Futurama could've done to the LATGS episode what South Park did to "Cartman's Mom is Still A Slut". 

What should've happened was commercials for the episode get shown.  Then when it comes around the time to air LATGS, an announcer could've said, "We hope you enjoy this new episode called Leela And The Genestalk because it will.......NOT BE SEEN Today!" Then replace it with a Bender and Hermes episode and LATGS gets scrapped altogether.

South Park did this, (but that show didn't scrap the episode about Cartman's Mom obviously) Futurama should have too.   

What kind of ratings does Brickleberry have?
PNS2CLT
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« Reply #99 on: 09-21-2013 19:17 »

I really don't think prolonging Futurama would've improved ratings or done anything else to help the franchise, especially near the end of the series run.  If anything, Comedy Central seemed zealous in burning off the final season & moving on to its fall programming.

Brickleberry's ratings have been nearly identical -- in both total viewership & 18-34/49 share -- to Futurama's.  I bet the entire 10-episode first season was produced for roughly the cost of an episode or two of Futurama.
Beamer

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« Reply #100 on: 09-21-2013 21:09 »

During the last season, I wish Futurama could've done to the LATGS episode what South Park did to "Cartman's Mom is Still A Slut". 

What should've happened was commercials for the episode get shown.  Then when it comes around the time to air LATGS, an announcer could've said, "We hope you enjoy this new episode called Leela And The Genestalk because it will.......NOT BE SEEN Today!" Then replace it with a Bender and Hermes episode and LATGS gets scrapped altogether.

South Park did this, (but that show didn't scrap the episode about Cartman's Mom obviously) Futurama should have too.   

a) South Park's little April Fools stunt cost the show a shit-ton of ratings after that, resulting in a LOT of angry fans and a very significant number of people who didn't return to the show for a long time to come. I personally thought it was hilarious (and Not Without My Anus is still one of my favourite episodes), but if it's taught us anything, it's "don't ever fucking do that again."

b) Even if it wasn't ratings suicide, WHY on earth would it be a good idea to rip off another show's joke verbatim? What does this accomplish other than signifying that the writers have run out of original ideas completely?

c) Why something as specific as a Bender and Hermes episode? What the fuck is wrong is wrong with you? Do you have fucking brain damage or something? WHAT IS THE POINT OF THIS FUCKING RIDICULOUS, STUPID IDEA???
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #101 on: 09-21-2013 21:25 »

d) The entire point of that joke was that people were feverishly anticipating the conclusion of the story, for which, they'd been left on a cliffhanger. Instead of giving them what they wanted, they did a load of stupid Terrance and Phillip stuff, designed to annoy people.
I promise you that the casual viewer doesn't look up things such as what's going to happen in upcoming episodes of Futurama. They just tune in.

e) "Leela and the Genestalk" wasn't one of the hotly anticipated episodes of the season in the same way that "Game of Tones" and "Meanwhile" were.

f) What would they gain from that other than wasting a minute of their running time at the start of the show? It wouldn't be funny, it wouldn't be clever - hell, it wouldn't even WORK as a joke.
PNS2CLT
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« Reply #102 on: 09-21-2013 22:13 »

It's too silly an assertion to even argue.  CC had already decided not to renew Futurama; they had nothing to gain by doing this.  If CC was concerned about the show's ratings in effort to renew it, they would've moved it to a Fall (Sep.-Dec.) or Winter (Jan.-May) run. 

Contrary to what's often portrayed on these forums, other networks do have the funds to renew the show.  After Fox decided to retire American Dad at the conclusion of the upcoming season, Turner was swift to renew it for a 15-episode run on TBS and Adult Swim.  Turner also paid $2M per episode for Big Bang reruns.  While the broadcast rights to the Futurama library may be of concern, the reality is that if another network thought they could turn a profit off the show, it'd be renewed.
KurtPikachu2001

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« Reply #103 on: 09-22-2013 15:05 »

Or it could've done to LATGS what the other thing South Park did in 2004 when it was going to air that 'Lemmiwinks' episode and instead aired, 'Awesom-O'.   That should've been done.   And showed a totally different episode instead of what we got.  no offense to anyone who liked that episode. 

That episode  LATGS reminded me of a Smurfs episode called The Raven Wizard.  Look it up on Youtube.  Hell, an episode where it's just Zapp and Kiff would've been better.   But to each his/her own. 

Now to commemorate my 10th anniversary of joining PEEL, please enjoy these Jose Feliciano and Spike Jones songs.  (I don't mean the rapper):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rs-1GH5rH0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BavRrRNvz8g

PNS2CLT
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« Reply #104 on: 09-22-2013 17:58 »

I'm mystified as to why you think replacing LATGS with an alternate episode would've helped the series.  LATGS, nor any other episode (sans arguably the finale), was highly anticipated; swapping one episode for another would've done squat for the ratings.  And even if LATGS had been highly anticipated, any temporary bump in ratings would have done nothing to prolong it: CC had already decided not to renew it; in fact, the decision to renew the series for a 7th season was said to be an 11th hour decision -- and the ratings of the show have fallen by half since.
Mr Snrub

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« Reply #105 on: 09-22-2013 22:46 »

If people heard Futurama had done that, they wouldn't want to tune in, they'd just go "lol, why" and go masturbate.
Monster_Robot_Maniac

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« Reply #106 on: 09-23-2013 01:48 »

If people heard Futurama had done that, they wouldn't want to tune in, they'd just go "lol, why" and go masturbate. 
That's exactly what I did when I heard the show got cancelled again. flirt
Just Fan
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« Reply #107 on: 09-23-2013 02:35 »

I'm mystified as to why you think replacing LATGS with an alternate episode would've helped the series.
It's not about smurfs or something, it's all about Leela big grin. In fact, he would say the same about LN... about any episode where Leela gets hurt/captured and Fry has to protect/resque her wink.
Monster_Robot_Maniac

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« Reply #108 on: 09-23-2013 04:33 »

That episode  LATGS reminded me of a Smurfs episode called The Raven Wizard.  Look it up on Youtube.
I'm personally dumbfounded that so few PEELers watch that marvel of a television program. It has everything a normal human being could ever want in animated entertainment - Songs, Morals, Bad Puns, and even the color Blue! I say we, as a team, start a new forum specifically for fans of The Smurfs who are on PEEL - We'll call it Smurf Villiage Employee Lounge! It'll be a true breakthrough in modern communication! I can see it now.... "TWO PEEL USERS CREATE BEST FORUM ON EARTH : SOON TO BE CHOSEN AS KINGS OF THE UNIVERSE"! We'll be rich, I tells ya! Rich and Famous! evil laugh
KurtPikachu2001

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« Reply #109 on: 09-23-2013 15:54 »
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SAturday Morning Funpit should've done Danger Mouse instead of Scooby Doo.  What's LN?And there's no such word as 'resque'.  

If Futurama ever did do a parody of SMB Zapp would be Mario, Kiff would be Luigi, Cubert would be Toad, and Michelle would be The Princess.  Scruffy would be Yoshi.

cyber_turnip

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« Reply #110 on: 09-23-2013 16:58 »

If Zapp was Mario, then Leela would be the Princess. I promise you.

Why the hell would it be Michelle? That doesn't make the slightest bit of sense.

And whilst we're at it, Nibbler would be Toad and/or Yoshi.

And why am I even humouring this?
KurtPikachu2001

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« Reply #111 on: 09-23-2013 18:46 »

OKay, whatever.  That's your opinion.  Michelle would be better for that role because Leela should never be subjected to that torture.

Let me guess, if Futurama did Sonic, Leela would be Snively.  *sarcasm*

Monster_Robot_Maniac

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« Reply #112 on: 09-23-2013 22:07 »

OKay, whatever.  That's your opinion.  Michelle would be better for that role because Leela should never be subjected to that torture.

Let me guess, if Futurama did Sonic, Leela would be Snively.  *sarcasm*


This again....

If I had to choose who'd be who, I'd say Zapp=Mario, Fry=Luigi, Kif=Yoshi, Hermes=Toad, Bender=Wario/Bowser, Leela=Peach, and Michell=Daisy.

However, I think Futurama covered Video Games enough in AOI2 and Reincarnation. I don't feel like the series significantly needed more references to them.
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #113 on: 09-23-2013 22:48 »

OKay, whatever.  That's your opinion.  Michelle would be better for that role because Leela should never be subjected to that torture.

Let me guess, if Futurama did Sonic, Leela would be Snively.  *sarcasm*

Who the fuck is Snively?

I can guarantee you that if the writers had decided to do a direct spoof of Mario, at any point, where they transpose Zapp into the role of Mario, Leela would have been Peach because Zapp has a thing for having to save her. They would have then, most likely, subverted the save the princess trope by having Leela be the one who had to actually save the day, and possibly Zapp, from whoever they chose to "be" Bowser. Probably Lrrr, but possibly just Fry or The Professor.

Anyway, it's moot because it's not happening and it's a stupid idea to begin with.
Monster_Robot_Maniac

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« Reply #114 on: 09-23-2013 22:58 »
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OKay, whatever.  That's your opinion.  Michelle would be better for that role because Leela should never be subjected to that torture.

Let me guess, if Futurama did Sonic, Leela would be Snively.  *sarcasm*

Who the fuck is Snively?
Snively is the suck-up often abused sidekick to the villian of the series SATAM. There is exactly zero relation between him and Leela, by the way. He's making a nonexistant comparison, as he thinks the writers purposefully abuse Leela the way Snively is abused because they're demons or something like that.

Anyway, all these suggestions of pariodies are pretty stupid. Like C_T said, they'll never, ever happen, even if the show does come back.
vonboy
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« Reply #115 on: 09-23-2013 23:24 »
« Last Edit on: 09-23-2013 23:26 »

If they ever did something about mario, they could have all the warp pipes as the more sci-fi angle. They could probably come with something interesting with a complex network of wormholes disguised as warp pipes.

...not that they'll ever do it, mind you. Just feeding the troll to see if he'll humor me any more. wink
Mr Snrub

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« Reply #116 on: 09-23-2013 23:34 »

Was Peach tortured by Bowser? Is the Mario series a lot darker than I thought?
Monster_Robot_Maniac

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« Reply #117 on: 09-23-2013 23:39 »

Was Peach tortured by Bowser? Is the Mario series a lot darker than I thought?
I thought all he did was stand in front of her prison and endlessly throw axes at a pool of lava  hmpf.

KurtPikachu2001

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« Reply #118 on: 09-24-2013 00:39 »

Back on topic I wish Futurama could've played songs from Bush, Korn, Smashing Pumpkins, Sonic Youth, Alice in Chains, Soundgarden, Linkin Park, Green Day, Weezer, AFI, and Arcade Fire.

Inquisitor Hein
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« Reply #119 on: 09-24-2013 00:50 »

Is the Mario series a lot darker than I thought?

Indeed it is. Indeed it is:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QgACcUDttQ0
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