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DBCrader

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« Reply #40 on: 12-28-2002 13:25 »

 
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Originally posted by Shadowstar:
I think that if Futurama had stayed at its original 8:30pm Sunday timeslot, it'd have way better ratings and probably would still be alive and onto Season 6. Then Malcolm came in, stole its timeslot and Futurama flew into its craphole 7pm slot. Then no one watched, Malcolm became popular for no reason and it sucks. So now, Futurama's cancelled and this piece of sheeeeot Malcolm stays on.

     It's not even the 7:00 pm timeslot... it's that the casual viewer never knows when it's ON!!!  The only reason we usually do is due to the dilligence of a few fans here... and we're the hardcore viewers...  the average joe doesn't stand a chance...

    And MALCOLM isn't gonna be quite so funny anymore now that all the kids are like in their 30's (or so it seems)...

MJC

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« Reply #41 on: 12-29-2002 05:01 »

In Australia, there's a channel called FOX8. This shows at least 2 hours of simpson re-runs each DAY. But only show 2 futurama episodes a week. Now that's CRAPTACULAR
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« Reply #42 on: 12-30-2002 00:06 »

Maybe the "problem" with futurama is that futurama's humor is more subtle or "smarter", save the ironic puns/gags (i.e., "you can't break my spirit!...ow, my spirit!", or "I'm unstoppable!" (arms fall off) "aww."), and that some people who want everything like bam-bam-bam and don't wanna spend the time to think out a joke (i.e., 95% of Americans) think it's stupid because they don't get it. But that still wouldn't justify low ratings. I just think FOX wants to control the show,n Groening's told em "fuck off" and they aren't happy about it, so they're doing everything they can to kill the show.

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Sweet Clyde

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« Reply #43 on: 12-30-2002 08:45 »

people don't like it because they think that means they have to stop liking the simpsons. cause you can't like BOTH obviously.
Bakntime

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« Reply #44 on: 12-31-2002 14:10 »

 
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Originally posted by Sweet Clyde:
people don't like it because they think that means they have to stop liking the simpsons. cause you can't like BOTH obviously.

You may have something there...  When Futurama premiered, I was expecting something "simpsons-ish", but it was different.  I stuck with it, and Futurama turned out to be funnier, wittier, and more entertaining than the Simpsons was at the time.  Now, going back to say, seasons 3-4 of the Simpsons and very little can top those years, but Futurama comes close...

I think that was part of Futurama's downfall on FOX.  People were expecting the Simpsons, and when it wasn't the Simpsons, a lot of people stopped watching.  It's unfortunate, but had more people given the show a "chance" it seems like it could have been wildly successful, in terms of "pop" success.  FOX really screwed it over, though, with the inconsistant time slot with preemptions, and the ugly 7pm slot.
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« Reply #45 on: 12-31-2002 17:25 »

FOX is a dirty ol bastard who cant get any thats why. no wait, thats rupert murdoch  big grin
TheVoices

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« Reply #46 on: 12-31-2002 17:40 »

Because FOX peoplde are cock heads, and need sortin out!

Shadowstar

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« Reply #47 on: 12-31-2002 17:46 »
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Also, some people blow the show off because of its look, they assume that it's a Simpsons knockoff or that it's just like the Simpsons. Those people must be dealt with.     evil laugh

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« Reply #48 on: 12-31-2002 18:01 »

 
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Originally posted by Shadowstar:
Also, some people blow the show off because of its look, they assume that it's a Simpsons knockoff or that it's just like the Simpsons. Those people must be dealt with.      evil laugh



I'll have them firast!

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« Reply #49 on: 12-31-2002 23:55 »

They think it's like the Simpsons and now that The Simpsons are turning to crap, they think that Futurama is crap!

My theory... wink
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« Reply #50 on: 08-19-2003 12:44 »
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Heres a way to complain! there IS something you can do about futurama being on hiatus

Ms. Gail Berman
President
Fox Broadcasting Company
Building 100 Room 4450
10201 W. Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90035

Thats the address of the President In Charge of Fox Broadcasting - mail your complaints there  smile

please mail her, with paper; if you know what paper is, with your complaints   smile
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« Reply #51 on: 08-19-2003 13:55 »
« Last Edit on: 08-19-2003 13:55 »

 
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Originally posted by Fallout:
Heres a way to complain! there IS something you can do about futurama being on hiatus

Ms. Gail Berman
President
Fox Broadcasting Company
Building 100 Room 4450
10201 W. Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90035

Thats the address of the President In Charge of Fox Broadcasting - mail your complaints there    smile

please mail her, with paper; if you know what paper is, with your complaints     smile

Little problem with that. It's cancelled and to Fox complaints are used as fuel to the crap o matic machine they use to churn out bad eps. of shows.

Oh and please don't dig up old threads to share info that's already been used, depleted, and discarded.


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« Reply #52 on: 08-19-2003 16:02 »

 
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Originally posted by Fallout:
Heres a way to complain! there IS something you can do about futurama being on hiatus

Ms. Gail Berman
President
Fox Broadcasting Company
Building 100 Room 4450
10201 W. Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90035

Thats the address of the President In Charge of Fox Broadcasting - mail your complaints there   smile

please mail her, with paper; if you know what paper is, with your complaints    smile

I did that back in February 2002 (and I send a copy to Sandy Grushow as well), the first couple of letters came back with a FOX sticker saying "Addressee no longer here", the next pair of letters simply disappeared. I think that say everything about FOX and their will to listen to the public. At least I can seek comfort in knowing I saved FOX 0.00003 cent on their heating bill.
FRY300

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« Reply #53 on: 08-19-2003 16:19 »

Gail Berman  must  rot  in  hell  and the reason  fox hates futurama is  because  they   are  fucking  morons  and  oh  yeah Gail Berman fucks
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« Reply #54 on: 08-19-2003 16:32 »

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« Reply #55 on: 08-19-2003 16:52 »

For duck huntin'.
spacepilot3000

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« Reply #56 on: 08-19-2003 17:11 »

FOX hated the show when they heard the words "Suicide Booth".
Juliet

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« Reply #57 on: 08-19-2003 18:27 »

Hopefully Futurama will be moving to another channel.

Seashell Storm

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« Reply #58 on: 08-20-2003 06:34 »

 
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Originally posted by Juliet:
Hopefully Futurama will be moving to another channel.


Yes yes yes, it has to!!!! Thats all I wanted to know! This thread is so depressing...stop talking about the end of Futurama!!  frown

I'm sorry I got people's hopes up with my thread title about it returning, but I just want it to so much, this site used to be so positive about it coming back when i used to post here, but then I come back and you're all talking about the end...  cry

stay positive!    smile
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