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The Knux Bender

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« Reply #120 on: 04-19-2003 00:55 »


I bet you aren't the only one, Space Case.
Shiny Metal Ass

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« Reply #121 on: 04-19-2003 12:24 »

That's it im going to cry!  cry Well   up yours the people who decided it should be canceled
DAMNFOX

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« Reply #122 on: 04-19-2003 21:07 »

I think Fox should have given FUTURAMA more time after all if it wasnt for the simpsons putting fox on the map fox would be another homeshopping network.i couldnt believe they canceled the tick .they had tick on at the same time survivor was on .did they really expect a new show like tick could compete against survivor that already had a big following . comedy central should have picked up the tick or at least pick up futurama .if cartoon network or comedycentral picked up futurama they would see a big increase in viewership.
Margarita

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« Reply #123 on: 04-19-2003 21:18 »

Welcome to PEEL, DAMNFOX  smile
Chalic

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« Reply #124 on: 04-20-2003 02:05 »

Welcome to PEEL Margarita!  smile
Just Chris

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« Reply #125 on: 04-20-2003 02:13 »
« Last Edit on: 04-20-2003 02:13 »

LOL, that makes no sense seeing you're a lot newer     tongue

Back on topic: I'm telling you guys, FOX's marketing researchers are delusional. Extremely. As an analogy, if FOX were likened to a typical video game publishing company, the researchers would probably have this mindset: "Screw that cool-looking Navy Seals war game! Our focus groups are saying that they're really interested in a kart racer based on the 5-year old Woody Allen movie Antz! And they're willing to do anything for an American Idol flight simulator!"

Edit: Perhaps FOX's market researchers just enjoy playing practical jokes on the producers. Bringing the company down from the inside  tongue
Chalic

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« Reply #126 on: 04-20-2003 03:14 »

Glad I made *someone* laugh today  smile

Oh, and welcome to PEEL Chris!
Gocad

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« Reply #127 on: 04-20-2003 03:33 »
« Last Edit on: 04-20-2003 03:33 »

Welcome to PEEL, Chalic...

never saw that coming, didn't you?
Kristi
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« Reply #128 on: 04-20-2003 03:35 »

 
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Originally posted by Just Chris:
And they're willing to do anything for an American Idol flight simulator!"

That actually sounds fun.

SQFreak

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« Reply #129 on: 04-20-2003 22:27 »
« Last Edit on: 04-20-2003 22:27 »

 
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Originally posted by The Knux Bender:
 ABC, out of all the major networks in America, is probably the most likely to buy it.  And that is a big if.

Well, to my knowledge ABC has never aired a cartoon show. NBC has aired God, The Devil, and Bob (which was animated in the style of Home Movies or Dr. Katz) and failed miserably despite the fact that they promoted the heck out of it.

ABC hasn't had a quality TV show since Who Wants to be a Millionaire?, which wasn't even their idea - they stole it from the British. I watch one show on ABC now - The Practice. And it's going way downhill.

UPN was saved partially by a cartoon show which was quality - Dilbert. It's now shown in reruns on Comedy Central. The other saving grace for UPN was Buffy, which, for some reason beyond the comprension of any normal person, was sold to WB.

As Scott Adams (creator of Dilbert) said, "Officially, UPN told me the show was put on 'hiatus.' Or maybe they said they 'hate us.' It sounds the same on the telephone when you're sobbing." I think that fits quite well here.
Action Jacktion

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« Reply #130 on: 04-20-2003 22:48 »
« Last Edit on: 04-20-2003 22:48 »

ABC was the original home of The Critic.  They also aired the short-lived Capitol Critters.

God, The Devil, and Bob used traditional animation, not "Squigglevision."

Buffy started on WB and then moved to UPN.

(Sorry to sound so critical, but I'm helpless to resist.)
MattyB

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« Reply #131 on: 04-21-2003 13:22 »

 frown Poor Futurama.

And now even if it was to be renewed, a lot of stuff has been revealed (TWOF) so there wouldn't be much to build on.
FlyingTigress

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« Reply #132 on: 06-08-2003 13:00 »

 
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Originally posted by Cikboy:
Hey, when FOX cancelled The Tick live show, I'm pretty sure there were a few episodes left they never aired.  Let's hope this isn't the case.

But then we wouldn't -- in 20 years, or so --be able to be treated to an evening of "Futurama: The Lost Episodes"!     wink
FlyingTigress

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« Reply #133 on: 06-08-2003 13:18 »

 
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Originally posted by SpaceCase:
As reasonable people, we must realize we will occasionally be forced to deal with un-reasonable people (certain Fux exec's). To said un-reasonable people, their vendetta, ego, saving face, call it what you will, is more important than everything else. Money, market share, keeping the stockholders happy; everything.

Now, if I'm reading this thread correctly, the consensus on a reprieve for Futurama seems to be that:
1) Fux is a lost cause (DUH!)
2) CN just plain doesn't have the money.
3) Direct to DVD has capital outlay and ROI problems.
4) A Movie has problems similar to #3.
5) Other networks probably won't be interested in broadcasting a... a... a... cartoon!

Hmm. That last one... If someone at ABC (for discussion's sake only[/u]) looks at the demographics, DVD sales, the merchandise sales, international licensing the Emmy's and Emmy nominations, yadda, yadda, yadda, and realizes ABC could make a $h!+load of profit... fresh Futurama ep's just might make it on the air.
Don't take me wrong: I'm not saying it's easy, only that it's possible...
If the stars are just right...
   hmpf
Now, what can we do?
Watch the ep's on CN. Keep buying the merchandise; the DVD's, the comic books, the calendars, and so on. Keep the level of interest high; Internet chatter, fanfic's, hell, let's have conventions![/b] I don't care!
To a certain degree, the future of Futurama is in the fan's hands.

Ah, hope springs eternal...

Sometimes, it seems as though it were only yesterday (and not 30 years ago!  eek ) that some of us were saying the EXACT same things about another television show, recently 'killed' by the network after three seasons of being produced and broadcast despite winning an occasional Emmy [R], and having a significant national and international fan following.  wink


BLERRRRRN....BLERRRRRN....
SpaceCase

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« Reply #134 on: 06-09-2003 03:22 »
« Last Edit on: 08-24-2008 12:26 »

 
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Originally posted by FlyingTigress:
 Sometimes, it seems as though it were only yesterday (and not 30 years ago!   eek ) that some of us were saying the EXACT same things about another television show, recently 'killed' by the network after three seasons of being produced and broadcast despite winning an occasional Emmy [R], and having a significant national and international fan following.   wink


Gee, what TV show could you possibly be referring to?

<monotone>
Gee that is a tough one....

  wink
Hedgecore

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« Reply #135 on: 06-09-2003 16:04 »

They should have canceled KOTH it doesnt seem like that got good ratings. alot of people liked futurama they should have let it stay it would be nice to give them an 8:30 timeslot right after the simpsons
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