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« Reply #40 on: 05-15-2003 01:23 »

Well, we'll know for sure in a few hours.

On Banzai: That's actually the British thing. They ordered 8 episodes back in January (sounds perfect for that time slot). It "combines elements of game shows, Japanese endurance show and hidden-camera comedy." In other words: Another humiliation show.
zoidyzoid

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« Reply #41 on: 05-15-2003 02:22 »

I've seen Banzai once or twice here in Australia (channel nine (I think) used to show it at about 1:30am), and it's actually pretty funny. It's sort of a British made Japanese game show parody. I know it sounds crap but it's good. Honest.
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« Reply #42 on: 05-15-2003 03:05 »

Banzai is actually an excellent show with lots of laughs. But not as good as Futurama as nothing really is.
This is of course, a Brit and an Aussie saying it's funny. Americans seemingly liked British cult comedy Fawlty Towers so much that they had to go make their own version, so who knows what they're gonna think of Banzai.
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« Reply #43 on: 05-15-2003 03:24 »

 
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 They ordered 8 episodes back in January (sounds perfect for that time slot).

Just 8 episodes?
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« Reply #44 on: 05-15-2003 03:25 »

I've probably never seen it, but the thing is, replacing Futurama with unscripted game show "cheap laughs" is a slap in the face for writers. It probably fares well in that slot (always said that 7PM Sundays should be unscripted as the pre-emptions don't hurt these that much), but it should be bouncing Futurama to a later slot instead of replacing it.
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« Reply #45 on: 05-15-2003 05:50 »

Nearly all British comedy that is 'americanised' by US networks tends to fail...and I can't honestly see Fox pulling in many viewers with Banzai - but it costs virtually nothing to make.
Grim

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« Reply #46 on: 05-15-2003 05:58 »

Did the American adaptation of Red Dwarf fail miserably, but when the actual one was played it was a hit?! correct me if I am wrong
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« Reply #47 on: 05-15-2003 07:31 »

Futurama not on the schedule list!

Im shocked!!!...well, not that shocked, not like we didn't see this coming a few months ago. anyway, correct me if im wrong, cause i hope i am.
smallfry

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« Reply #48 on: 05-15-2003 09:46 »

Bonzai is a very funny show, but it is kind of a cult thing (no I don't mean sacrificial) and you Americans may not "get" it..
Lee Roberts

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« Reply #49 on: 05-15-2003 11:16 »

I see a friend of mine today....a good friend  flirt
Killerfox

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« Reply #50 on: 05-15-2003 11:36 »

well its over- no more new futurama from this day on   cry

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« Reply #51 on: 05-15-2003 11:39 »

Well, least we know. But the better news is, it's Fox stupid idea. Also that we do have some new episodes. But maybe they will, oh what am I saying Futurama no more  cry cry cry cry cry
Killerfox

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« Reply #52 on: 05-15-2003 11:41 »

yeah i know its unreal the idea
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« Reply #54 on: 05-16-2003 01:59 »

Closed in favour of It's Official.
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