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DannyJC13

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« Reply #40 on: 11-06-2014 22:58 »
« Last Edit on: 11-06-2014 23:06 »

Another clip has been posted here. I have yet to see this clip because it won't play in the UK.

Also:

Quote from: Lesley Goldberg
During the episode, fittingly titled "Simpsorama," the Simpsons will also travel to the 31st century in the special crossover.
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« Reply #41 on: 11-06-2014 23:16 »

That clip seemed pretty good, too. I'm really getting excited for the episode now.  big grin
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« Reply #42 on: 11-06-2014 23:38 »

Al Jean tweeted about the couch gag, adding that Maurice LaMarche "also closes the episode!"
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« Reply #43 on: 11-06-2014 23:48 »

I'm assuming the couch gag clip was shortened, and the parts we saw on Instagram in New New York will be part of the full opening.

Also, no ship crashing into the TV? Boo.
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« Reply #44 on: 11-07-2014 00:13 »

I quite liked the couch gag, and the caption. I also assume it was shortened, or at least I hope so...
DannyJC13

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« Reply #45 on: 11-07-2014 00:15 »
« Last Edit on: 11-07-2014 01:08 »

Yeah, the intro cuts away straight to the couch gag.

Pretty sure they'd label the video with "Simpsorama Opening" or something similar if that was the full thing.

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Another preview!

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« Reply #46 on: 11-07-2014 04:55 »
« Last Edit on: 11-09-2014 09:34 »

Excitement... overload!!!

Kind of.... weirdly overhyped... b/c it could be lame.
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« Reply #47 on: 11-07-2014 05:18 »


That was pretty funny. I definitely wasn't expecting Hedonismbot.
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« Reply #48 on: 11-07-2014 08:43 »

Many thanks to Shaunbadia from No Homers for supplying a transcript of the scene from the article for those who didn't get to view it from another country, or didn't get the chance before it was taken down...

(Farnsworth, Lisa and Frink enter the house, Homer and Bender appear to be cuddling on the couch)
Farnsworth: "Good news everyone!"
Fry: (Whispering to Bart): "That means it's bad"
Farnsworth: "The human DNA in the creatures was only half Homer's. The other half came from..." (Dramatic sting) "...SOMEONE ELSE!"
Frink: "Oh, so we can kill that person instead. Maybe they're evil and deserve it or have one of those annoying VOI-CES THAT GETS ON EVERYBODY'S NERVES WITH THE ADDING EXTRA NOISES FOR NO REASON-MAIVIIING..." (The camera cuts to the other characters looking at him in an unimpressed manner) "...bloingie."
(Farnsworth holds up a device)
Farnsworth: "And the other person is..."
(Farnsworth pours a vile of DNA into the device which begins analyzing it as he turns it so the others can see the display, which shows a green outline of Marge's head on a black background)
Homer: "Oh, who's that?"
Marge: "IT'S ME!"
(Homer gasps)
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« Reply #49 on: 11-07-2014 11:11 »


That was pretty funny. I definitely wasn't expecting Hedonismbot.

Indeed....though, in hindsight*, if there is any Futurama character eligible for a COUCH gag, it IS hedomismbot big grin

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« Reply #50 on: 11-07-2014 12:10 »

Yet another clip that's actually good.

Guys, this episode might actually be everything we're hoping for.
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« Reply #51 on: 11-07-2014 12:41 »

I actually haven't been all that impressed by any of the clips so far, though the couch gag was decent, at least. hmpf
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« Reply #52 on: 11-07-2014 14:53 »

Anyone find it weird how Homer just kills all those goblin creatures with his bare hands?
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« Reply #53 on: 11-07-2014 16:19 »

Kind of, but I also found it pretty funny.

I'm assuming there's some sort of plot device at play whereby Homer is able to kill the things because he's so used to strangling Bart and, therefore, he becomes their best hope to save the world... or maybe not.
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« Reply #54 on: 11-07-2014 18:05 »

I also assume the creature killing was based on a "Harvesting the cult status" approach, we already experienced in "The Simpsons Guy".
Crossovers are usually not too eligible to discover whole new traits on the characters. Some stereotypical, iconic behaviour and familiar running gags take the scene.
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« Reply #55 on: 11-07-2014 18:41 »
« Last Edit on: 06-21-2016 14:51 »

Is it just me or did it look a bit odd with Homer's hands covering the entire top half of Bart?...
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« Reply #56 on: 11-07-2014 18:55 »

I know what you mean, Otis. Hm... What's with all these dodgy proportions? hmpf
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« Reply #57 on: 11-07-2014 19:26 »

I guess it was used as an obvious joke.
To mirror the creature killing in a unnatural, exaggerated way.
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« Reply #58 on: 11-08-2014 00:41 »
« Last Edit on: 11-08-2014 01:52 »

Here's that other clip featuring Professor Farnsworth & Professor Frink for us non-Americans!



I love everybody's reaction to Frink rambling about noises. laff

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Yeardley Smith and John DiMaggio Cross Wires to Discuss ‘Simpsorama’

Quote from: John DiMaggio
I think that there’s definitely the possibility of a future. Matt is always saying to us, “Hey, don’t worry about it – it’s all right.” You know, it’s, “OK, when do we start? What’s going on?” We’re all pretty much game for doing more Futuramas, absolutely. One of the best experiences in my life, professionally, was doing Futurama. Anybody throws up the flag and says, “Here we go, we’re doing it,” I’m all game for it. There’s definitely more stories. The last episode ended the way it did and totally left the door open for more things to happen. You never know. Whether it comes back to network television or goes to something like Netflix or something like that – who’s to say? All I know is that the cast would be ready to do it at the drop of a hat.
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« Reply #59 on: 11-08-2014 11:01 »

I like the new clip, probably the best so far. Thanks Danny. I won't see the whole thing until it airs on Sky, but as long as it's this year I can wait...
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« Reply #60 on: 11-09-2014 09:33 »
« Last Edit on: 11-09-2014 09:39 »

Can't you just buy the episode from Amazon.com (USA) after it airs?
I'm going to for sure, just type in 'simpsons season 26', it shoud be up mere hours after airing.
I checked in the last weeks and the most recent new Simp. episodes are up fast after airing.
I live in the US, so no worries for me.
Are Amazon downloads region locked?

Anyway, I'm watching my own Futurama marathon on dvd and blu-ray until the crossover.
Anyone else watchin' a Futurama marathon today to celebrate?
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« Reply #61 on: 11-09-2014 10:50 »


Anyone else watchin' a Futurama marathon today to celebrate?

Hadn't thought of that, but sounds like a good idea.
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« Reply #62 on: 11-09-2014 12:02 »

Are Amazon downloads region locked?

Yes. Yes, they are.
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« Reply #63 on: 11-09-2014 12:09 »


It hasn't been a marathon, but I have been watching season 6A commentary lately.  Later today seems like a good time for the 6B commentary smile

MuchAdo

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« Reply #64 on: 11-09-2014 12:55 »
« Last Edit on: 11-09-2014 18:56 »

I've been mixing it up, watching the entire series in a mostly random (disc) order, with commentary turned on every few episodes every so often.

I highly recommend everyone watch "Simpsorama" writer J. Stewart Burns' Futurama episodes today. Also his most recent Simpsons episodes, and gauge your excitement accordingly.
He's written some of the best episodes of the Simpsons in recent years, and a two of the best Futurama episodes overall.
Oddly, his most recently written Simpsons and Futurama episodes are widely viewed as bad.
These episodes are seen as lazy and offbeat. I'm referring to "Days of Future Future", in which Homer "dies", and the often mocked "Neutopia" ep. of Futurama, in which gender roles are examined.

On another note, I've realized they need to do a Futurama movie, and forget about doing another sixty episodes, which is probably what they want... and could happen.
Unless they magically have a bigger budget and more writers next time it might work.. but I doubt it.
This is my prediction: they'll try to do four more seasons, fifteen episodes each, on Netflix or Amazon or blahblah.

But, as a fan.... the series can only go downwards at some point, and it ended fairly perfectly.
But they definitely left the door open, so I'd actually like them to close it.
As I'm a big old sucker for an ending with real finality.
So, while the 140 episodes are enough, it feels like, not to undermine the series, only a proper movie could come next to honor the series, evolve it, and finish it at the same time properly.

The plot must somehow involve Nibbller revealing that Fry and Leela's destiny is to have a son; that he'll grow up and eventually use his extraordinary gifts (because of special his DNA) to save all of existence when the time comes.
This being a key reason why Leela is "the other", and why Nibbler truly had to push Fry into the tube (those times Fry saved the future before, were just leading to this ultimate conclusion) so they could meet and have their son.
I'd even go so far as to say they could somehow use that very interesting backwards talking/moving time travelling idea they threw out.
Also, all the other crew members should obviously have big roles in saving existence in a roundabout way relative to Fry and Leela.
Nibbler subtly reveals the whole series is very much (basically) about fatalism, in that it was all destiny that these particular people are the PE crew, even Zoidberg... especially Zoiby.

A film would need a budget of roughly one full season to look and feel like a proper theatrical movie.
We could get a limited theatrical release, shortly followed by an on-demand/download release, and then go to Blu-ray later around the shopping season.
We almost need a Futurama movie kickstater, the budget of a full season ain't cheap, and it'll need a large budget to standout as an actual film.
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« Reply #65 on: 11-09-2014 16:04 »

I agree with you that J. Stewart Burns' episodes of The Simpsons are generally stand-outs, and likewise for Futurama - bar a few episodes of each - though both shows are largely group-written, so a "Written By" credit doesn't mean a whole lot in either series.
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« Reply #66 on: 11-09-2014 16:58 »

"Days of Future Future" was one of the best episodes of The Simpsons in recent years (though, like almost every modern Simpsons episode; it wasn't very good); it was just a let down given that "Days of Future Passed" (also his) was the first genuinely great episode of the show in about a decade.
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« Reply #67 on: 11-09-2014 18:38 »
« Last Edit on: 11-09-2014 19:16 »

"Days of Future Future" was one of the best episodes of The Simpsons in recent years (though, like almost every modern Simpsons episode; it wasn't very good); it was just a let down given that "Days of Future Passed" (also his) was the first genuinely great episode of the show in about a decade.
I agree with you that J. Stewart Burns' episodes of The Simpsons are generally stand-outs, and likewise for Futurama - bar a few episodes of each - though both shows are largely group-written, so a "Written By" credit doesn't mean a whole lot in either series.

I totally agree guys, I couldn't concur more.
Interestingly DXC has stated great scripts need less rewrites., and Burns throws the heat!

I'm getting too pumped... must de-hype.
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« Reply #68 on: 11-09-2014 21:20 »

I do wonder how they're going to fit all of this into 22 minutes, seeing as the Simpsons end up in the future, too. hmpf
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« Reply #69 on: 11-09-2014 21:57 »

I do wonder how they're going to fit all of this into 22 minutes, seeing as the Simpsons end up in the future, too. hmpf

I assume you a refering to the still with everyone trying to cheer Bart up, who stands there with a very "reserved" expression.
This scene might play on board of the PE ship, that also made it to the past.
Otherwise, the Simpsons in the Future might be the episodes final gag, maybe a little montage what they might do in the 30th century.
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« Reply #70 on: 11-10-2014 04:26 »

I take back what I said about Fox burying this crossover, they promoted it fairly well and even saved it for November sweeps, yeah... I forgot this is a big sweeps month.
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« Reply #71 on: 11-10-2014 10:50 »

I wonder how many viewers the crossover episode got, that tuned in specifically because it was a Futurama crossover...

Any of you humans know how to find out such a thing?
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« Reply #72 on: 11-10-2014 11:24 »
« Last Edit on: 11-10-2014 11:25 »

Ratings typically become available within a few days after broadcast. However, The Simpsons' ratings tend to be somewhat erratic, so even if there were a spike in the numbers this week, it still might not necessarily be an indicator that it was specifically due to people tuning in to see more Futurama content.

Here are the ratings so far for this season (displayed in the last row on the right). As you can see, they've been dancing back and forth between roughly the 4 and 8 million mark. Aside from the good numbers pulled by the season premiere (which was the infamous "character death" publicity stunt) and this year's Treehouse of Horror (which usually pulls pretty good numbers), there doesn't seem to be a whole lot of reason or rhyme to it. If you go back through previous seasons, you can also see it's been up and down for a few years now, too.
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« Reply #73 on: 11-10-2014 21:49 »

Looks like the ratings are in according to that link and it only got 6.59 which is a bit disheartening. I mean, it's not a bad rating at all, but it's lower than "Super Franchise Me" which didn't have a death or Halloween gimmick to boost its numbers.
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« Reply #74 on: 11-11-2014 03:47 »
« Last Edit on: 11-11-2014 04:34 »

Actually, 6.59 million... that's a pretty good number, not bad, not amazing.

The season premiere FG crossover episode only drew 8.4 milion viewers, and that was hyped-up beyond all belief and a full hour.
Both those shows are also current hits on FOX and un-canned.
And this was a crossover with a canned show, that towards the end, had premiere episodes on CC not even break 1 million viewers.

I was expecting almost exactly 7 million would tune in, and I wasn't far off.
In my head I was hoping for 8.5 million, but hey... whatta ya gonna do.

The all-new FG airing the same night only drew 3.6 million.. that's kinda bad for them, they want at least a 4.0.

Update : Nevermind, Futurama was actually up against the NFL (14.4 million viewers) on CBS at the same time... so, it actually did great! As primetime NFL football tears up the ratings!
It looks like the Simpsons would have gotten a 4.5-5 million rating had it not been for the hype.
Fox did terrible last night, the Simpsons had the only truly good rating, lol!
Fox did okay with the 18-34 demo though, boosted by an afternoon football game and Futurama hype.

Just wait until May sweeps, I bet the Simpsons season finale only gets a 3.0 million rating.
Yup, only a matter of time before Homer is thrown in the basement too.
At this rate... it'll probably work out perfect that season 30 will be the last, merely b/c of ratings.
But then... Fox will just switch to making a couple more Simpsons movies at that point.
This is to milk the series clean, b/c international interest will still bring in that big juicy worldwide boxoffice. Just like how POTC and Transformers do big internationally, but mediocre here domestically now.

It's easy to see through FOX's long-term plan for the Simpsons.
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« Reply #75 on: 11-11-2014 04:23 »

Does anyone else remember bender having a tongue before this episode? Someone should do a list of all of benders known body parts and functions.
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« Reply #76 on: 11-11-2014 04:35 »
« Last Edit on: 11-11-2014 04:41 »

He didn't have a cyclops laser eye either... but please, correct me if I'm wrong.
These kinds of jokes work well with Bender b/c he's Felix (according to Matt G.) in that he has an endless bag of tricks.

Boringly, Nibbler has also had and used a laser eye.

Anyone notice the nod to Neutopia?
Yup, there was a Farrah Farnsworth calendar in the episode.
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« Reply #77 on: 11-11-2014 08:10 »

Since Bender is a robot, they often play around with the number and types of body parts he has. He had a cow-catcher in one episode, magnetic beard in another, sold his body once, downgraded to a wooden body (yes it was all a dream, but still), morphed into a were-car, mentioned how he never wears his nose, etc.
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« Reply #78 on: 11-11-2014 09:57 »

Does anyone else remember bender having a tongue before this episode? Someone should do a list of all of benders known body parts and functions.

It was a special custom "Proof to a 20th century Professor that I am a 30th century robot" tongue, that had only very limited use.
"Simpsorama" was the first episode when it was acutally needed.
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« Reply #79 on: 11-11-2014 22:35 »
« Last Edit on: 11-11-2014 22:38 »

These ratings were pretty good for an episode that had little to no hype coming onto it.
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