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DannyJC13

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« on: 11-01-2014 13:35 »

Reposting from the old thread:

Maurice LaMarche posted this to Facebook less than 24 hours ago:

Quote from: Maurice LaMarche
Got my first look at "Simpso-rama", the big Simpsons/Futurama crossover episode that will air on FOX on Nov 9, and I'm thrilled to tell you the segments I saw are really, REALLY funny. As in, I had trouble looping my lines, because the material is so damn good. Man! Do we really have to say goodbye to these characters forever?
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« Reply #1 on: 11-01-2014 21:36 »

That's good to hear. Can't wait to see this ep, I really do have high hopes and expectations. I think if anything, Matt knows how big this crossover is and loves both shows too much to let it be total shit...
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« Reply #2 on: 11-01-2014 23:04 »

Matt knows how big this crossover is and loves both shows too much to let it be total shit...
* Inquisitor Hein raises a sceptical eyebrow...
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« Reply #3 on: 11-02-2014 13:01 »

Futurama: The Simpsons crossover 'won't undermine series finale'

Quote from: Al Jean
"If you asked me, I'd say this crossover takes place three months before [the finale] occurred. I would never dream of trying to replace that ending."

Confirmed canon? hmpf
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« Reply #4 on: 11-02-2014 13:54 »

Confirmed canon if you accept the crossover as being canon (which you shouldn't). tongue
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« Reply #5 on: 11-02-2014 14:12 »

Yeah, in no way I think Simpsons episode could be canon in Futurama, while it always can be set to correspond some point in Futurama's timeline.
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« Reply #6 on: 11-02-2014 17:07 »

David X. Cohen already said that the special would be showing events that probably occurred in the time not covered between the show being cancelled and revived.

It's no more or less canon that it was then.

I was half-expecting the episode to end with Bart waking up and it having been all a dream brought on from him watching too much Futurama or something of that nature, but it sounds like that won't be the case as far as I'm concerned. I'm willing to accept it as canon if it doesn't suck, but it's going to be awkward continuity-wise and I don't believe it's going to live up to its potential...

As I've said before, it's an episode of The Simpsons, not Futurama, so if it ends up being awful then it'll be really easy to ignore and consider to be non-canon.
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« Reply #7 on: 11-02-2014 20:12 »

I'm keeping in mind that it's modern Simpsons - it's more than likely not going to be spectacular. So, I'm just hoping it's at the very least a good, funny tribute to Futurama.
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« Reply #8 on: 11-03-2014 08:09 »

If it's not the greatest thing since sliced bread I'm going to gouge my eyes out with a melon baller.
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« Reply #9 on: 11-03-2014 10:15 »


Sliced bread is lame.  I'm sure it'll be better than sliced bread.

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« Reply #10 on: 11-03-2014 14:09 »

I've just landed a job where I'll be working with Harry Shearer for a few days, but it won't be until next Monday, so I'm going to miss the opportunity to ask him about "Simpsorama" and get early news titbits to you all.
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« Reply #11 on: 11-03-2014 14:20 »

Tell us more, turnip! eek
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« Reply #12 on: 11-03-2014 16:00 »

Matt knows how big this crossover is and loves both shows too much to let it be total shit...
* Inquisitor Hein raises a sceptical eyebrow...

I second the skeptical eyebrow. Matt didn't love The Simpsons enough not to let that become total shit. He didn't love Futurama enough not to let some serious errors of judgement occur in the last two seasons.

I'll still be watching the crossover. I'll just be wearing the most skeptical pair of eyebrows that I have.
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« Reply #13 on: 11-03-2014 20:57 »

Tell us more, turnip! eek

I might ask him to sign my Futurama blu-rays, but I probably shouldn't because that would be really unprofessional and he might not get the joke.
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« Reply #14 on: 11-04-2014 13:43 »

Quote from: Maurice LaMarche
Shameless Plug: 6 days exactly 'til the big Simpsons/Futurama Crossover episode! Couch gag would be happening right about.... Now!
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« Reply #15 on: 11-04-2014 19:39 »

Matt knows how big this crossover is and loves both shows too much to let it be total shit...
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I second the skeptical eyebrow. Matt didn't love The Simpsons enough not to let that become total shit. He didn't love Futurama enough not to let some serious errors of judgement occur in the last two seasons.

I'll still be watching the crossover. I'll just be wearing the most skeptical pair of eyebrows that I have.

Yeah, this is the same guy who 20 years earlier completely washed his hands of a crossover, then suddenly agree to two of them in the same season
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« Reply #16 on: 11-06-2014 00:31 »

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: Frank Welker, former animal noise maker for The Simpsons in the 90's, who was fired and replaced by Dan after asking for a raise, returns to The Simpson as Nibbler.

https://twitter.com/AlJean/status/530048320845004800
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« Reply #17 on: 11-06-2014 00:59 »

Apparently commercials for the crossover have started airing?
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« Reply #18 on: 11-06-2014 02:47 »

Yup.

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« Reply #19 on: 11-06-2014 03:00 »

Simpsorama sneak peek.
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« Reply #20 on: 11-06-2014 03:37 »


I've finally had a little time to sit down and listen to the commentary on my new Futurama discs.  Watched the Season 6A eps last night.  Can't wait for the crossover!

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« Reply #21 on: 11-06-2014 03:39 »

Bender saying bite my shiny metal ass immediately after being hit felt forced, but otherwise, clip looked really nice, can't wait for how they pull this episode off.
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« Reply #22 on: 11-06-2014 03:45 »

Also, a couple of new screenshots here, but I don't know how to get full-sized pics.
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« Reply #23 on: 11-06-2014 03:54 »

Bender saying bite my shiny metal ass immediately after being hit felt forced, but otherwise, clip looked really nice, can't wait for how they pull this episode off.

Yeah, it sounds weird, because Bender tends to use variants of the catchphrase far more often than the catchphrase itself.

It can think of like... three instances where he uses it in its original form.

Also, I didn't really like that clip, unfortunately.
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« Reply #24 on: 11-06-2014 07:34 »

Some new pics of the episode taken from a TV commercial.

https://twitter.com/WingedArtist28/status/530234160586444800/photo/1

I'm guessing Frink somehow makes Bender's compartment of mystery a time vortex for the rest of the PE crew to come to the past in. Hmm, interesting.
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« Reply #25 on: 11-06-2014 11:49 »

Preview clip was okay, the new pics are all looking good, but the Professor looks really off-model in the one with Bender's ass projecting the episode information.
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« Reply #26 on: 11-06-2014 12:51 »

Preview clip was okay, the new pics are all looking good, but the Professor looks really off-model in the one with Bender's ass projecting the episode information.

So does Fry; his proportions are all off.

It's a little hard to be excited for this when it looks like they're cutting corners quality-wise.
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« Reply #27 on: 11-06-2014 13:06 »
« Last Edit on: 11-06-2014 13:14 »

Frankly, I thought the clip looks great.

I mean, nothing about it was outstanding, but it looked like it could easily be taken from an episode of Futurama rather than an episode of The Simpsons (with regards to its writing rather than the animation) and if they manage to maintain that quality throughout the whole episode, it'll probably be the best episode of the show since about season 10.

Basically, I'm just going to be really, really happy if this crossover isn't downright terrible like every other episode of The Simpsons is, these days.

As for the pictures, is the episode called "The Simpso-rama", now?

Also, given how this is going to be airing during the back-end of season 7 on SkyOne in the UK, what are the odds that they'll include "Simpsorama" on the region 2 blu-rays as a special feature? Obviously, the odds are miniscule, but it'd be cool if they did.
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« Reply #28 on: 11-06-2014 16:10 »

It's a little hard to be excited for this when it's a new episode of Simpsons.
ftfy

Seriously, though, it doesn't actually seem too bad with the bits we've seen so far (apart from unavoidable catch phrases and such).
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« Reply #29 on: 11-06-2014 18:51 »
« Last Edit on: 11-06-2014 22:40 »

I'm not sure if anyone is aware, but the A.V. Club is reviewing (what seems like) the entire pre-cancellation run. The first two episodes are up now.
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« Reply #30 on: 11-06-2014 19:20 »
« Last Edit on: 11-06-2014 19:22 »

Also, a couple of new screenshots here, but I don't know how to get full-sized pics.

Better quality versions:





Homer is definitely looking way fatter than usual in that first one. Bender's proportions are all messed up, too. His arms and legs look too thin.
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« Reply #31 on: 11-06-2014 19:45 »

I think that's just how fat Homer looks in the new episodes.

Not too bothered by the animation yet. Futurama had it's fair share of off model drawings in the CC era, plus HD Simpsons is usually fairly shit in animation nowadays anyway, so not expecting anything close to what they've managed to get done before (on a cable budget).
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« Reply #32 on: 11-06-2014 20:55 »
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Basically, I'm just going to be really, really happy if this crossover isn't downright terrible like every other episode of The Simpsons is, these days.
I'm expecting nothing but a fun celebration of Futurama and The Simpsons, together at last. Not something gripping along the lines of Meanwhile or TLPJF, but something just wild and enjoyable like Parabox or Prisoner of Benda.

The animation definitely looks a bit wonky in some picutres, though.  I guess as long as the material itself is good it's not that big of an issue. On that note, I liked the clip!

Bender saying bite my shiny metal ass immediately after being hit felt forced, but otherwise, clip looked really nice, can't wait for how they pull this episode off.
It's better forced than not at all. Basically, it's only there because he's known for saying it.
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« Reply #33 on: 11-06-2014 21:10 »

See, I'm expecting this to take the lighthearted approach you're expecting, but expecting something on par with "The Farnsworth Parabox" is setting yourself up for disappointment.

It'd be amazing if it did end up being that good (and it should be that good, frankly), but have you watched The Simpsons lately? It's atrocious.

And yeah, go easy on the animation, guys. Stills often look really wonky and nothing looked particularly bad about that clip where we actually saw things in motion. Sure, some bits were slightly off-model and what have you, but it'd be really easy to pick off-model Futurama characters out of episodes of Futurama if you sat down and started pausing the episode to look at individual stills. The clip looked like modern The Simpsons looks, that is crisp, clean and, whilst lacking the charm and character of the pre-HD days, at least looking functional.
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« Reply #34 on: 11-06-2014 21:18 »
« Last Edit on: 11-06-2014 21:25 »

I didn't care a whole lot for the clip, but it was only 30 seconds so I can't really base any expectations on it. I enjoyed "Don't drink my loved ones!" and "It's a robot...with a catchphrase!", but "tetherboy" was pretty dumb.
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« Reply #35 on: 11-06-2014 21:19 »

See, I'm expecting this to take the lighthearted approach you're expecting, but expecting something on par with "The Farnsworth Parabox" is setting yourself up for disappointment.
I meant the episode's tone more than I meant the actual quality. Maybe a better example would've been something like Fry and the Slurm Factory.
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« Reply #36 on: 11-06-2014 22:41 »

"Simpsorama" couch gag
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« Reply #37 on: 11-06-2014 22:53 »

That seemed quite...odd...but in a good way?

Can't wait to see the full opening.
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« Reply #38 on: 11-06-2014 22:54 »

So, is it a rule that all Simpsons crossovers need a disturbing sequence involving a topless Homer, now?
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« Reply #39 on: 11-06-2014 22:58 »
« Last Edit on: 11-06-2014 23:00 »

So, is it a rule that all Simpsons crossovers need a disturbing sequence involving a topless Homer, now?

At least it didn't last 4 minutes and have him grinding up against a car.
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