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Bender5000

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« on: 03-31-2003 03:56 »

...what did you think? The current one just ended with 4ACV11 "Where No Fan Has Gone Before", and Cartoon Network won't run any more until at least fall (with FOX running the rest of the episodes [after The Sting] in summer), so this is enough we'll get out of the CN timeslot. What did you think of the entire run? Did you like that CN aired all the episodes from Seasons 1 to 4? Did you enjoy the fact that Futurama wasn't on FOX? Did Futurama on CN get you onto CN? Post your overall thoughts here.
SpaceCase

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« Reply #1 on: 03-31-2003 05:14 »

 
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Originally posted by Bender5000:
...what did you think? The current one just ended with 4ACV11 "Where No Fan Has Gone Before", and Cartoon Network won't run any more until at least fall (with FOX running the rest of the episodes [after The Sting] in summer), so this is enough we'll get out of the CN timeslot. What did you think of the entire run? Did you like that CN aired all the episodes from Seasons 1 to 4? Did you enjoy the fact that Futurama wasn't on FOX? Did Futurama on CN get you onto CN? Post your overall thoughts here.

Excuse me?
I FLAMIN' LOVED IT! WHY DO YOU EVEN NEED TO ASK THE QUES-
<sticks finger in ear>
O-o-o-o-h, that tingles... Sorry, my V-chip slipped out of the motherboard socket & I had to hot-reseat it.
Where was I? Oh yes. To a one, I think the ep's are good, creative, irreverent, and funny. Some more than others, of course. Which leads to much discussion here.
A question for my fellow PEEL-er's:
It is my perception that the quality of the ep's has improved. Not to talk-down the prior ep's, but since about RTEW they've show much greater depth. RTEW, GF, LH, L&R, and WNFHGB are all stand-up stories.
Is this just an artifact of my perception, or do some of you feel the same.
Or is there another reason? A change/addition to the writing staff? What?

And just to make it crystal clear: I have yet to see a 'bad' Futurama ep.
Bring'em on!

... I must remember to stake that chip in place...
UsualNoise
Crustacean
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« Reply #2 on: 03-31-2003 10:45 »

I agree.  I love all the episodes, but I think season three (that is, 3ACVxx episodes) took things to a new level.  Kudos to CN for a great job with Futurama.  And kudos again!
FishyJoe

Honorary German
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« Reply #3 on: 03-31-2003 11:19 »

It's easy to be critical when the episodes are shown so sporadically, like on FOX. They show nothing for three weeks, and then a weak episode like A Leela of Her Own, and then nothing for another three weeks. You have that "average" taste in your mouth for so long, and internet nerds start bitching about how maybe the show should be cancelled.

But when episodes are shown regularly, and in order, it's a lot better. The average episodes don't seem so bad...they're just part of the season. And there are a lot more great episodes. 3acv was a good run.
Damitol

Bending Unit
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« Reply #4 on: 03-31-2003 13:24 »

Cartoon Network is my new home from 10-10:27 (Central) Mon-Thurs.  Even though I now own the season 1 DVDs, I'll be watching them all again over the next couple of weeks on CN.

The best part of CN is that they filled in a few holes so I've now seen every episode aired so far and like FishyJoe said, even the "weak" ones were funny.  I think what happened is that starving with a number of weeks between new episodes, we built up such unrealistic expectations in our minds that we were doomed to feel a bit dissapointed sometimes.  Now I can enjoy "The Honking"  or "Cryogenic Woman" on it's own terms and laugh at the good jokes knowing another even better episode is coming in 24 hours.  Anyway, I find the real magic of Futurama is hearing/seeing/getting jokes you missed the during the initial viewing(s).

I guess the #1 thing I learned (or really, that I had reinforced) from seeing every Futurama in the space of 3 months is that even the "worst" Futurama is sort of like the worst orgasm I ever had - still pretty great.
bankrupt

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« Reply #5 on: 03-31-2003 13:34 »

Being able to see Futurama 5 nights a week is great.  It's nice to see the show get a proper treatment.  Even the commercials are good for Futurama on CN.  I have the season 1 and 2 DVDs, but I still tune in at 11:00 to watch.  The season 3 episodes were a treat since I haven't seen most of them since their original run.  Hopefully fox will actually show the rest of the episodes before the end of summer so CN can show the 4th season in fall.
en0mis

Delivery Boy
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« Reply #6 on: 03-31-2003 20:15 »

Heh, if it wasn't for Futurama on Cartoon Network, I'd probably wouldn't be here.  big grin

I will definately be watching them all over again during the second run, to tape episodes such as "A Flight to Remember", "Why must I be a Crustacean in Love?", and other greats.
Kryten

Space Pope
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« Reply #7 on: 03-31-2003 22:20 »

The greatest thing about CN is getting to see everything... even the ending gags like the Beastie Boys' Futurama Rap and the Star Trek ending.
Yorokobi

Bending Unit
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« Reply #8 on: 03-31-2003 23:26 »

CN has long been about the ONLY network I watch.  I usually am on there to see the Anime.  Well, back around "A Leela of Her Own" I tuned in early enough to catch Futurama, and man it was GREAT.  I had heard of it, but (like so many I suspect) could never find it.  I didn't watch FOX anyway, so any commercials were never seen by me.

In the end, I see I've really been missing something, so I for one am glad that tonight starts anew with Ep1.  I just hope they don't kick it for something else before the series is run a second time. 

That has happened with Animes before, gets damn frustrating.

SO I count myself as new among the ranks, and look forward to my FIRST viewing of these episodes you all know and love so well.

Nixorbo

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« Reply #9 on: 04-01-2003 00:08 »

 
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Originally posted by en0mis:
Heh, if it wasn't for Futurama on Cartoon Network, I'd probably wouldn't be here.   big grin

So THAT'S who's to blame.

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Trekzilla3k

Delivery Boy
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« Reply #10 on: 04-01-2003 01:13 »

It's been nice to watch the show without it getting pre-empted!!
Bender5000

Crustacean
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« Reply #11 on: 04-01-2003 02:41 »

 
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Originally posted by bankrupt:
Being able to see Futurama 5 nights a week is great.  It's nice to see the show get a proper treatment.  Even the commercials are good for Futurama on CN.  I have the season 1 and 2 DVDs, but I still tune in at 11:00 to watch.  The season 3 episodes were a treat since I haven't seen most of them since their original run.  Hopefully fox will actually show the rest of the episodes before the end of summer so CN can show the 4th season in fall.

Well, kind of 5th season....but you're right. I was thinking how cool it would be to think what clips CN would show for the rest of the 4ACVs...
Joe25

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« Reply #12 on: 04-01-2003 16:47 »

 
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Originally posted by FishyJoe:
It's easy to be critical when the episodes are shown so sporadically, like on FOX. They show nothing for three weeks, and then a weak episode like A Leela of Her Own, and then nothing for another three weeks. You have that "average" taste in your mouth for so long, and internet nerds start bitching about how maybe the show should be cancelled.

But when episodes are shown regularly, and in order, it's a lot better. The average episodes don't seem so bad...they're just part of the season. And there are a lot more great episodes. 3acv was a good run.

I completely agree.  I don't get Cartoon Network so I have to wait for FOX to air episodes and it can get pretty tedious, and since later episodes tend to be hyped up so much by fans, once they finally air they become more disappointing than they should have been.
Kristi
Starship Captain
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« Reply #13 on: 04-01-2003 18:43 »

I (of course) liked seeing old Futurama again. It was weird, I hadn't seen some of those episodes for 2-3 years. It was sort of like watching new episodes, I only vaguely remembered them.
Lagi

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« Reply #14 on: 04-04-2003 00:50 »

 
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Did Futurama on CN get you onto CN?

Ah, the exact opposite =p
I have been watching the Adult Swim since its beginning and that led me to Futurama.

I was totally hooked after the second episode (missed the first), and have already seen the episodes after 4ACV11. Seeing such powerful episodes as Jurassic Bark and maybe Leela's Homeworld in such a great comedy series really renewed my faith in American animation ^_^

Oh, and I'm glad I saw it this way, I don't think I could have taken FOX's 'schedule'

Oh, and I'm mad that there are no cels to invest in! I'd love one of the apartment with the extra dimension =p
Trekzilla3k

Delivery Boy
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« Reply #15 on: 04-04-2003 00:53 »

By the way,CN IS still showing it
Kryten

Space Pope
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« Reply #16 on: 04-04-2003 00:57 »

Yes, but they've shown these episodes before.
Trekzilla3k

Delivery Boy
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« Reply #17 on: 04-04-2003 01:12 »

Hey as long as they KEEP showing it it's cool by ME!!
HawkingHole4001

Bending Unit
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« Reply #18 on: 05-10-2003 23:31 »

Can't wait for McSeason 5
Kif Gets Knocked Up a Notch
Jurassic Bark
The Why Of Fry (seen, want to tape)
Teenage Mutant Leela's Hurdles (Seen, want to tape)
Crimes Of The Hot
The Route Of All Evil
lfv
Bending Unit
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« Reply #19 on: 05-11-2003 00:18 »

why's everyone calling it McSeason 5? what's that supposed to mean?
mikey

Urban Legend
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« Reply #20 on: 05-11-2003 00:58 »

Because every day is a mc happy day.
Action Jacktion

Professor
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« Reply #21 on: 05-11-2003 01:02 »
« Last Edit on: 05-11-2003 01:02 »

It's just a joke, because there really isn't a season five.  So it's a fake "McSeason" made  of older unaired episodes, not a proper one.

And it'll be while before we see those episodes on Cartoon Network.  Currently they're scheduled to start over again with "Space Pilot" on June 24, right after "Where No Fan...."
LAN.gnome

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« Reply #22 on: 05-14-2003 02:02 »

 
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Originally posted by en0mis:
Heh, if it wasn't for Futurama on Cartoon Network, I'd probably wouldn't be here.   big grin

Same here.
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