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Cikboy

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« on: 04-08-2003 00:59 »
« Last Edit on: 04-08-2003 00:59 »

As reported on jumptheshark.com...

Jumped The Shark when... Votes
Never Jumped 83
Day One 23
The Star Trek spoof 3
Bender goes to hell 3
Casting Billy West 3
Too many film parodies 3
It's always pre-empted 1
Peggy Bundy as the alien chick's voice 1
Special Guest Star (Al Gore) 1
They Did It (Fry and Leela) 1
The third season 1
Special Guest Star (Beck) 1
Christina Aguilera reference 1
The Christmas episode 1
Death (Fry's dog) 1
Leela's origin is revealed 1


Well at least the majority of the voters know what a great show it was (if this truly is the end, which as we all know and hate to admit, it most likely is).  Lets at least try to get that 83 higher, unless someone out there thinks it did jump...and if you do go to Robot Hell.

EDIT: By the way, I don't think your vote should count if you identify Leela as Layla, I mean comeon!

REEDIT: As posted in the comments..."Being a fan of "The Simpsons" since Tracey Ullman, I wanted so much to like this show, but I could not help but feel I was watching a cheap knock-off. Besides looking and acting like a bad impersonation of his magnum opus, Groening created a show that defies suspending disbelief...Keeping this show on life support over "Family Guy" is beyond me. Then again, FOX had to appease Matt, their Golden Goose. Hollywood is such a blind whore!"

I don't even know how to start responding to this, so all I'll say is "Then again, FOX had to appease Matt, their Golden Goose." I couldn't help but laugh, but then I cried.  Poor Futurama.  cry   

Spare me your spaceage technobabble, Atillia the Hun.
FrysGIRL

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« Reply #1 on: 04-08-2003 01:33 »

 
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Originally posted by Cikboy:
Casting Billy West 3
Peggy Bundy as the alien chick's voice 1

My God! What were some people thinking?!
  confused
Kristi
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« Reply #2 on: 04-08-2003 01:38 »

They Did It (Fry and Leela)- 1

That was in a AOI sequence. *exasperated sigh*
Bender5000

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« Reply #3 on: 04-08-2003 02:04 »

By the way, if you want to get ticked off even more, it actually says "Lalya" instead of Leela. Jeez! Can't you tell how a name sounds and is spelled? Oh, well. But seriously, don't take it seriously, the people there are usually your average dumb idiot viewer...
Cikboy

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« Reply #4 on: 04-08-2003 02:55 »

 
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Originally posted by Bender5000:
it actually says "Lalya" instead of Leela.

Yah I didn't know whether to fix it or not, but I didn't want to look the moron who doesn't know her name, so I did.  If you look through the posts a looooooooooooot of people call her Lalya everywhere.


Spare me your spaceage technobabble, Atillia the Hun.
Teral

Helpy McHelphelp
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« Reply #5 on: 04-08-2003 10:32 »

A link? Then I'll vote for "never jumped".

"They Did It (Fry and Leela) 1"

The word you(the original poster of that, not Cikboy) are looking for is SEX! They had SEX! gasp, I said a dirty word.
PCC Fred

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« Reply #6 on: 04-08-2003 10:36 »

I'm not voting, because visiting jumptheshark.com last year only made me realise how many true arseholes there are in the world.

Look at the page for "Married with Children", and the people blaming Katey Sagal's miscarriage for the demise of the show.
Trekzilla3k

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« Reply #7 on: 04-08-2003 10:36 »

I voted for never jumped
Damitol

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« Reply #8 on: 04-08-2003 11:21 »

It definitely jumped when Fry and Leela had their three-eyed baby.  Ooops - that's from Season 7 - SPOILER WARNING!  Sorry - too late...
FishyJoe

Honorary German
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« Reply #9 on: 04-08-2003 13:11 »

 
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Casting Billy West 3
Peggy Bundy as the alien chick's voice 1

 
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Originally posted by FrysGIRL:
 My God! What were some people thinking?!
   confused

Not sure about the Peggy Bundy thing, but there are a few idiots out there who hate Billy West for continuing to star on Ren & Stimpy when its creator got fired(even taking over the original guy's voice-over role).
Smitty

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« Reply #10 on: 04-08-2003 13:50 »

 
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Originally posted by Cikboy:
It's always pre-empted 1

Yeah damn those stupid writers for making that happen!   roll eyes
evan

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« Reply #11 on: 04-08-2003 15:48 »

Some of those, like the casting decisions, made it kind of hard to jump the shark. After all, how can you peak when you're still creating the show?

Oh, and as a general rule, I ignore jumptheshark.com and the AICN talkbacks. They'll make you stupid.
VelourFog

Space Pope
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« Reply #12 on: 04-08-2003 20:59 »

talkbacks make you smart! (by comparison)
bankrupt

Urban Legend
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« Reply #13 on: 04-08-2003 23:27 »

Meh, I don't like jumptheshark.com.  The shark was never a match for Roy Sheider.  I can't rspect that.
Capīn McGlurk

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« Reply #14 on: 04-08-2003 23:32 »

You know, if Futurama didn't do it a bit of shark jumping in every episode, it wouldn't be funny.  Well, that's how I see it.  If it was a show we were supposed to take more seriously, then there'd be more to worry about.

For example Star Treck TNG.  That show jumped sharks and got consumed by them every time they did one of those bone-headed time-travel or holodeck-centered shows.
Bender5000

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« Reply #15 on: 04-09-2003 02:22 »

Listen to this exact quote from the page:

"Death (Fry's dog). The episode where they flashed back to the past to show that Fry's dog died alone and neglected was so depressing I can't watch the show anymore. This is supposed to be a comedy."

This guy seriously needs to get that a comedy can have drama, too. The problem with JumpTheShark.com is that the people behind the website have a good innovative use with saying when your show went downhill, it is the general public who ruins it...
MuscaDomestica

Professor
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« Reply #16 on: 04-09-2003 08:24 »

 
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Oh, and as a general rule, I ignore jumptheshark.com and the AICN talkbacks. They'll make you stupid.

I agree... AICN has the worst of fanboys on the web. The spead they turn on people who they loved the week before is just sickening.
VelourFog

Space Pope
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« Reply #17 on: 04-09-2003 20:46 »

AICN has the best fanboys! You people just don't get it. The talkbacks are the best part of AICN. Hell, they are the best part of the entire internet.
Trekzilla3k

Delivery Boy
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« Reply #18 on: 04-09-2003 23:30 »

 
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Originally posted by bankrupt:
Meh, I don't like jumptheshark.com.  The shark was never a match for Roy Sheider.  I can't rspect that.

I hope this person is kidding.....

  roll eyes

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