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Future Angel
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« on: 04-01-2003 01:54 »

I just checked out TV Tome and it says that "Bender Should Not Be Allowed on TV" is airing on April 6 and the "The Why of Fry" and "The Sting" are both airing on April 13 back-to-back.
Prowla RX7

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« Reply #1 on: 04-01-2003 02:03 »

I dont know, TV Guide has "The Why Of Fry" listed on for April 6 and The Sting on April 13th...
Spice Weasel

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« Reply #2 on: 04-01-2003 02:16 »

Any and all new eps are welcome to this guy's VCR.
Future Angel
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« Reply #3 on: 04-01-2003 03:43 »

 
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Originally posted by Prowla RX7:
I dont know, TV Guide has "The Why Of Fry" listed on for April 6 and The Sting on April 13th...

Yeah, I realize that's what the TV guide says, but I'm hopeing that we do get the 2 new back to back episodes. That'd be a first. Insted of having back to back Simpsons it's back to bcak Futurama. That's happened how many times before?
Timo

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« Reply #4 on: 04-01-2003 11:04 »

Son of a... I just checked tvguide.com, and now it says:

April 6:
7pm - Futurama - The Why of Fry

April 13:
6:30pm - King of the Hill
7pm - King of the Hill (repeat)
7:30pm - King of the Hill

So instead of getting 3 episodes, I'll be getting 1 over the next 2 weeks.  Dastards.  mad
VelourFog

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« Reply #5 on: 04-01-2003 11:14 »

They must of seen us talking about it and changed their minds

FOX: Crap! people are actually planning on watching futurama, we'd better do something
Nixorbo

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« Reply #6 on: 04-01-2003 11:25 »

We've got a mole!  I accuse Nurdbot!
::Lynches Nurdbot, and Lee Roberts, just for the heck of it::
PCC Fred

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« Reply #7 on: 04-01-2003 11:30 »

Is this an April Fool's gag?
Action Jacktion

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« Reply #8 on: 04-01-2003 11:42 »
« Last Edit on: 04-01-2003 11:42 »

The episode of King of the Hill at 6:30 pm might just be what your local channel is showing, because I don't think Fox programming officially begins until 7 pm.  But it does indeed say King of the Hill will be on from 7-8 pm April 13.
Gocad

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« Reply #9 on: 04-01-2003 12:11 »
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Originally posted by Nixorbo:
We've got a mole!  I accuse Nurdbot!
::Lynches Nurdbot, and Lee Roberts, just for the heck of it::

*supports Nixorbo with a supportive thumbs up*


I'm watching you. Yes, YOU!
CyberKnight

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« Reply #10 on: 04-01-2003 12:12 »

I believe that it's been said FOX were looking for an early finale, and The Why of Fry was a strong candidate.

Be interesting to see what Sky does. My bet's on Malcolm reruns.

They're also listing an "X-Men 2" preview for April 20th.
Timo

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« Reply #11 on: 04-01-2003 13:14 »

 
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Originally posted by Action Jacktion:
The episode of King of the Hill at 6:30 pm might just be what your local channel is showing, because I don't think Fox programming officially begins until 7 pm.  But it does indeed say King of the Hill will be on from 7-8 pm April 13.

Yes, the 6:30 showing is local to me.  I included it for the (legitimate) shock value.  Stupid KotH.

I was hoping it was an April Fool's joke myself.  But far more likely would be Fox saying, "Futurama marathon this weekend!", and then tomorrow saying, "Hah!  Got you!  We've actually decided never to show another episode.  Suckers!"
Damitol

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« Reply #12 on: 04-01-2003 13:52 »
« Last Edit on: 04-01-2003 13:52 »

AAAARRRRGGGGHHHHH!!!!

OK - so I understand why they don't want to use a cancelled show during May sweeps and I more than understand that FOX wants to exploit the hell out of X2, but why a friggin' KotH rerun now?!?!?!?!?!?  It serves no purpose whatsoever!

At least we get to see "The Why of Fry" which does sound like a good "season finale" episode bringing the series full circle, but I pray their plan is to burn up the other 8 as we've heard during the slow summer months and not to make me wait until December for more table scraps.  Someone may get hurt.  Bad.  Real bad.

Futurama's over (at least in this form) and I've accepted that, but I want season 5 on Cartoon Network NOW and I want series 4 DVDs in my home in the foreseeable future!

Period. End of story.
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #13 on: 04-01-2003 13:59 »

Hold on, does this mean that we won't get to see 'The Sting'?  frown
lfv
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« Reply #14 on: 04-01-2003 14:09 »

 
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Originally posted by Future Angel:
I just checked out TV Tome and it says that "Bender Should Not Be Allowed on TV" is airing on April 6 and the "The Why of Fry" and "The Sting" are both airing on April 13 back-to-back.

um, TV Tome is one of the most inaccurate places to find stuff like airdates. don't trust them.
Damitol

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« Reply #15 on: 04-01-2003 14:10 »
« Last Edit on: 04-01-2003 14:10 »

 
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Originally posted by Otis P Jivefunk:
Hold on, does this mean that we won't get to see 'The Sting'?    frown

Sadly it does UNLESS the X2 preview is actually on April 27 (which makes more sense since the movie opens the following Friday and the preview itself should generate very strong ratings to begin sweeps with) and FOX fills the 4/20 slot with 'The Sting'.

But with this sudden change on April 13th to a KotH rerun instead of a new Futurama, all bets are off.

Future Angel
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« Reply #16 on: 04-01-2003 14:12 »

 
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Originally posted by lfv:
 um, TV Tome is one of the most inaccurate places to find stuff like airdates. don't trust them.

I never said I trusted them, I was just checking it out and that's what it said. I trust TV Guide more than I would any other site (even more than FOX's).
Action Jacktion

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« Reply #17 on: 04-01-2003 14:14 »
« Last Edit on: 04-01-2003 14:14 »

We have three scheduling possibilities: one next week and one in two weeks, one next week and two in two weeks, or one next week and none in two weeks.

Judging by the history of pre-emption, I'm unfortunately inclined to believe the last one.  But at least everyone agrees that we'll have one next week.
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #18 on: 04-01-2003 14:29 »

 
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Originally posted by Damitol:
  Sadly it does UNLESS the X2 preview is actually on April 27

Aaawwwwhhh!!  frown I guess I should have know better than to expect 3 new eps in a row. But I just don't get why they ever bother saying it's gonna come on if it isn't. If they're not going to air it, then they shouldn't have said they would in the first place!  mad I don't normally get angry, but for Fox I make an acception.

But even though it's not looking good, thanx for the info anyway  smile
evan

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« Reply #19 on: 04-01-2003 15:51 »

Otis, Fox is obviously trying to trick us Futurama fans into watching their other crappy shows.
Ricky

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« Reply #20 on: 04-01-2003 15:57 »

It must be a great life, being a King of the Hill fan...
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #21 on: 04-01-2003 16:04 »

I think Matt Groening should re-name Futurama to King of the Hill, then it might actually get aired...
Damitol

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« Reply #22 on: 04-01-2003 17:50 »

 
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Originally posted by Otis P Jivefunk:
I think Matt Groening should re-name Futurama to King of the Hill, then it might actually get aired...

If only Matt and David had had the foresight to make a major plot point out of Fry having to choose one from a dozen space babes to marry, and him rejecting one each week.  And maybe an on-going singing contest, with Zoidberg, Amy and Bender at his surliest judging the contestants.  Throw in the occasional "world's blankiest blank" sub-plot and FOX would renew Futurama for five years at a time.
Chalic

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« Reply #23 on: 04-01-2003 19:09 »

That was funny as sh*t Otis P, I'm ashamed to say that my own kin (only cousins thankfully, were they my parents I'd have to disown them or something) actually watch that teethgratingly terrible show.  The latest plot is about WHAT?  Oh...the fat kid becomes a model, and his father disapproves.  A crying shame is what it is.
I still wish they'd come out with that trilogy of movies that Matt and David wanted to do.  I've heard tell that even though Dave once (LONG ago) said it was a sure thing, that plans have all but ceased, that too is a shame.  Ah well, I'm off to go watch 5 or 10 or 62 episodes.
PCC Fred

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« Reply #24 on: 04-01-2003 19:34 »

 
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Originally posted by Chalic:
Ah well, I'm off to go watch 5 or 10 or 62 episodes.

I only have 61.  cry
Chalic

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« Reply #25 on: 04-01-2003 19:54 »
« Last Edit on: 04-01-2003 19:54 »

   evil laugh

This concept of "typo" confuses and infuriates us!!!
Action Jacktion

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« Reply #26 on: 04-04-2003 15:24 »

I've checked a couple other TV schedule sites and they agree that there will be no Futurama on April 13.  Looks like we'll have to wait at least another week for "The Sting."  And it was starting to sound interesting too....
Teral

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« Reply #27 on: 04-04-2003 15:59 »

The schedule for April 20th, taken from FOX 11 WLUK:

 
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5:00 pm  FOX 11 News at Five 
5:30 pm  M*A*S*H 
6:00 pm  X-Men 2 X2 Companion Special 
6:30 pm  King of the Hill 
7:00 pm  The Simpsons 
7:30 pm  Oliver Beene 
8:00 pm  Malcolm in the Middle 
8:30 pm  The Pitts 
9:00 pm  FOX 11 News at Nine 

Pre-empted for a X-Men special. Isn't that a kick in the teeth?

Somebody please prove this wrong. For the love of God!
The Names Nick

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« Reply #28 on: 04-04-2003 17:29 »

O yea now Im rill P.O.ed I didnt need to read that STRONGLY UNDESIRED! change of plans by FOX. I hate X-Men. I watched the movie n it ranked n 8.5 on the gay-o-meter, and X-Men is just soo weak in terms of its ability to make a movie that I even consider sitting though.

As for FOX doing this yea they suck about as much as the X-Men they seem to love so much n if they go though with this thatll just reinforce the fact they suck. Right now FOX is losing major ground with me. I mean they get our hopes up only to smash em again.
I just hope when I playn PB. this weekend some loser starts talking about X-Men so Ill know to bunker him as many times as possable.
Lee Roberts

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« Reply #29 on: 04-04-2003 17:49 »

It would be great to have two episodes back to back but I wouln't relie on it!  frown
Shadowstar

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« Reply #30 on: 04-04-2003 17:55 »

So, no Futurama on 4/13, or 4/20? DAMMIT! Every week, I lose more and more confidence in FOX. Oh wait, I never had confidence for them from the beginning.
CyberKnight

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« Reply #31 on: 04-05-2003 02:15 »

Strangely enough, Don Del Grande on the newsgroup still reckons the episode will air. However, he's been tricked before.
winna

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« Reply #32 on: 04-05-2003 03:24 »

Well, at least we'll get to see Why of Fry..... It's possible in some parallel universe Fox would renew Futurama seeing they can start up a season 6....  OR MAYBE THEY"LL MAKE A SEASON 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, and 13.  We're Fox and each episode of Futurama we give you will be the series opener and finale OH JOY!
Future Angel
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« Reply #33 on: 04-05-2003 04:04 »

 
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Originally posted by The Names Nick:
O yea now Im rill P.O.ed I didnt need to read that STRONGLY UNDESIRED! change of plans by FOX. I hate X-Men. I watched the movie n it ranked n 8.5 on the gay-o-meter, and X-Men is just soo weak in terms of its ability to make a movie that I even consider sitting though.

As for FOX doing this yea they suck about as much as the X-Men they seem to love so much n if they go though with this thatll just reinforce the fact they suck. Right now FOX is losing major ground with me. I mean they get our hopes up only to smash em again.
I just hope when I playn PB. this weekend some loser starts talking about X-Men so Ill know to bunker him as many times as possable.

I couldn't care less about X-Men or X2, but I work in a movie theater. Yeah! I get to see this stupid special and then a couple weeks later the movie comes out, and I get to work with it for (lets see) I'm gonna say, at least 3 months. (We still have Lord of the Rings and we just lost Gangs of New York)
Action Jacktion

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« Reply #34 on: 04-05-2003 13:07 »
« Last Edit on: 04-05-2003 13:07 »

 
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Originally posted by Shadowstar:
So, no Futurama on 4/13, or 4/20? DAMMIT! Every week, I lose more and more confidence in FOX. Oh wait, I never had confidence for them from the beginning.
You might have to wait even longer for another new episode.  Remember the story that Fox would pre-empt Futurama during the May sweeps?  Well, the sweeps period actually begins on April 24, meaning that there might not be an episode on April 27... or any time in May.
Chalic

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« Reply #35 on: 04-05-2003 22:49 »
« Last Edit on: 04-05-2003 22:49 »

And there was a great gnashing of teeth as the crowd looked on as the evil Corporate Executive took out his club, along it's side were written the words "Sour Grapes". Then, with great force, the executive started beating down a man in his twenties.  One could say the man was in his prime.  The man was wearing a jacket with the word "Futurama" written on it's back. The executive lauged maniacally as he struck the man again, driving him to his knees.  The crowd booed loudly and threw rotten fruit, but to no avail, as the executive paid no heed to their chants.  But then, what's this!?  A man from the crowd had jumped on to the stage!  In his hands he held the twin swords "Intelligence" and "Satire".  The Executive, at spotting Satire's keen edge, and Intelligence's deadly blade blanched while retreating, but the man advanced, the crowd was cheering now!  The avatar of quality television smiled as he lept forward raising both swords high and BEEP..BEEP..BEEP.. <click>....Damn, I always wake up just as it gets to the good part.

[writer's note:  Do I really have dreams like this?  Nah...but I wish I did. :P ]
UsualNoise
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« Reply #36 on: 04-06-2003 00:52 »

Fox both sucks and blows.  Their treatment of Futurama is blowful.  I've seen network executives suck before, but these guys are the suckiest bunch of sucks that ever sucked.

I just hope the rest of the eps get aired during the summer; I don't care when, as long as they're on.  And maybe then Groening & Cohen can tell Fox to go take a flying f@!(< and keep Futurama alive somewhere else ... I'll never give up hope!!
Evil Fox Exec

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« Reply #37 on: 04-06-2003 13:25 »

Is anybody noticing a pattern here?  Let's pretend that The Why of Fry is the last episode of this season.  Season two had 20 episodes (I think), season three had 16 episodes, season four had 12 episodes, and "season five" would have 8 episodes.  It's the new Fox conspiracy!  They show 4 episodes less every year!  So, if Fox doesn't end up showing the remaining Futurama episodes in the summer, "season six" will consist of only 4 episodes.  Be afraid!  Be very afraid!
Teral

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« Reply #38 on: 04-06-2003 13:42 »

 
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Originally posted by An Evil Fox Exec:
"season six" will consist of only 4 episodes.

Straight from the horse's mouth.  wink

I think it's even worse. The remaining episodes will be shown over the summer, and any leftovers will be used as filler throughout next season.

"Oh, no! We can't show our new "generic reality show #364674" opposite the Oscars, the ratings will bomb. Show some filler instead."
Promotion on tv next day: "The new season of Futurama starts next Sunday, with the all new episode "The Devils Hnads Are idol Playthings"!"

Or (I'm still clinging to this desperate last hope) they hold over the eigth episodes, for the start of the next season, to give Groening & Co a better chance of finishing the new 5ACV production run. Naive, yes, but hope dies last.

Don't confuse not caring with not knowing!
CyberKnight

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« Reply #39 on: 04-06-2003 14:28 »
« Last Edit on: 04-06-2003 14:28 »

 
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Originally posted by Chalic:
And there was a great gnashing of teeth as the crowd looked on as the evil Corporate Executive took out his club, along it's side were written the words "Sour Grapes". Then, with great force, the executive started beating down a man in his twenties.  One could say the man was in his prime.  The man was wearing a jacket with the word "Futurama" written on it's back. The executive lauged maniacally as he struck the man again, driving him to his knees.  The crowd booed loudly and threw rotten fruit, but to no avail, as the executive paid no heed to their chants.  But then, what's this!?  A man from the crowd had jumped on to the stage!  In his hands he held the twin swords "Intelligence" and "Satire".  The Executive, at spotting Satire's keen edge, and Intelligence's deadly blade blanched while retreating, but the man advanced, the crowd was cheering now!  The avatar of quality television smiled as he lept forward raising both swords high and BEEP..BEEP..BEEP.. <click>....Damn, I always wake up just as it gets to the good part.

Then, as the avatar of quality television moved forward to slay the beast, the beast began pathetically bawling, promising never to darken entertainment's shores ever again. The avatar showed mercy, but just as it turned to leave, the beast leaped with a concealed dagger and tore through the pure flesh of the golden one.

Thus the dream, turns to the nightmare of reality (tv).   frown

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