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FishyJoe

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« on: 03-16-2001 03:06 »

Is anyone else out there nerdy enough to pay attention to writer credits? Or am I the only one? I probably am, but just in case I'm not I thought I'd start this thread. Come on, who's your favorite?

Me, I'm going with Lewis Morton. He is the man. He wrote Brannigan Begins Again, Raging Bender, and Amazon Women In The Mood, which are three of the funniest episodes. He wrote a few other good ones too, but I'm too lazy to look them up.

Ken Keeler rocks too, which is surprising since I didn't care for his Critic episodes(his Simpsons episodes were good but not great).
The Baz

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« Reply #1 on: 03-16-2001 04:00 »

yeah I have no idea who the writers are so I'll say the writers of X-Mas Story and Space Pilot 3000

I wish I would notice the writers are, because they are all really talented.

[This message has been edited by The Baz (edited March 16, 2001).]
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« Reply #2 on: 03-16-2001 13:47 »

Maybe they're the same writers as the Simpsons. If you see Jay Kogen in the credits, then it is. Jay writes a lot of Simpsons episodes.
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« Reply #3 on: 03-16-2001 15:11 »

ok I'm going insane.  I swear there was a handy guide that listed the writers, but i cannot find it.  if anyone knows lemme know.

I'd have to say i like the New's Radio, Weiner guy. 

oh and here's a little known weirdo fact for you guys.  FishyJoe is the man when it comes to writers.  Name any episode of the Simpsons and he can tell you the writer.  Its like those savants who can tell you what day of the week will be 5 years from now.  Spooky
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« Reply #4 on: 03-16-2001 15:33 »

well .. from the capsules at www.frcr.com:

Official Title: Space Pilot 3000
Written by    : David X. Cohen and Matt Groening

Official Title: Episode Two: The Series Has Landed
Written by    : Ken Keeler

Official Title: I, Roommate
Written by    : Eric Horsted

Official Title: Love's Labors Lost in Space
Written by    : Brian Kelley

Official Title: Fear of a Bot Planet
Written by    : Evan Gore & Heather Lombard

Official Title: A Fishful of Dollars
Written by    : Patrick M. Verrone

Official Title: My Three Suns
Written by    : J. Stewart Burns

Official Title: A Big Piece of Garbage
Written by    : Lewis Morton

Official Title: Hell is Other Robots
Written by    : Eric Kaplan

Official Title: A Flight to Remember
Written by    : Eric Horsted

Official Title: Mars University
Written by    : J. Stewart Burns

Official Title: When Aliens Attack
Written by    : Ken Keeler

Official Title: Fry and the Slurm Factory
Written by    : Lewis Morton

Official Title: I Second That Emotion
Written by    : Patrick M. Verrone

Official Title: Brannigan Begin Again
Written by    : Lewis Morton

Sadly, thats when the capsule movement died and im not bored enough yet to look at my video collection  smile
VelourFog

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« Reply #5 on: 03-16-2001 15:48 »

 
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Originally posted by [-mArc-]:
well .. from the capsules at www.frcr.com:

hmm i totally checked there and didnt see anything about writers. 

anyway there is/was a site that listed the writers and then their credits

for example: david x cohen: pilot and x-mas

(i think thats right)

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« Reply #6 on: 03-16-2001 16:14 »

the writers and producers are mentioned in the episode capsules there.

cohen was also one of the three writers of my favourite episode: AoI 1 (together with Eric Rogers and Ken Keeler)

the list on frcr is still at http://www.experiencemardigras.com/frcr/library/writers.html  , but: Last updated December 19, 1999
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« Reply #7 on: 03-16-2001 16:26 »

Writers? I always thought futurama was real life... nah, I usually don't look at the writers credits, I don't even know it shows up in the mpeg  smile
VelourFog

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« Reply #8 on: 03-16-2001 18:19 »

 
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Originally posted by [-mArc-]:

the list on frcr is still at http://www.experiencemardigras.com/frcr/library/writers.html  , but: Last updated December 19, 1999

your not listening
there is a different list.  listed by writer, not by episode.  It is more up to date as well.

does anyone know what i mean?
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« Reply #9 on: 03-16-2001 19:02 »

i kinda like eric kaplan.  he wrote some good eps.
VelourFog

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« Reply #10 on: 03-16-2001 19:31 »

 
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Originally posted by Bovinatron:
i kinda like eric kaplan.  he wrote some good eps.


no offense to Bovinatron speciffically, but why does everyone fall all over themselves to kiss Eric Kaplan's ass?  (I'm going to get my ass kicked here) I dont see what the big deal with him is.  Zombie College is not good.  His futurama episodes arent that great.  What am I missing?  If he's so wonderful please enlighten me, because I must be missing something.

<runs...>
The Baz

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« Reply #11 on: 03-16-2001 22:43 »

VelorFog, why I don't agree that Eric Kaplan is that bad of a writer.  I will say that I didn't like his 'Hell is other Robots', so he isn't the best.

Zombi College was cool though, but not tv show material maybe.
FishyJoe

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« Reply #12 on: 03-16-2001 23:09 »

 
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Originally posted by The Baz:
yeah I have no idea who the writers are so I'll say the writers of X-Mas Story and Space Pilot 3000

I wish I would notice the writers are, because they are all really talented.

[This message has been edited by The Baz (edited March 16, 2001).]

David X. Cohen. Bam!

And Matt Groening I guess, with whome he wrote the pilot.
FishyJoe

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« Reply #13 on: 03-16-2001 23:30 »

 
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Originally posted by Kif:
Maybe they're the same writers as the Simpsons. If you see Jay Kogen in the credits, then it is. Jay writes a lot of Simpsons episodes.


There are a lot of former Simpsons writers on the staff(David X, Ken Keeler, just recently Bill Oakley and Josh Weinstein joined), but they aren't the same writers working on the Simpsons NOW if that's what you meant. And Jay Kogen wrote most of his episodes in season 2 with Wallace Wolladarsky(that's not spelled right at all...I always forget his name and I'm too lazy to look it up now). A while back I saw his name in the credits of Frasier(Jay Kogen, not Wallace). I'm not sure if he's still working there because I don't watch Frasier.
FishyJoe

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« Reply #14 on: 03-16-2001 23:43 »

 
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Originally posted by VelourFog:
ok I'm going insane.  I swear there was a handy guide that listed the writers, but i cannot find it.  if anyone knows lemme know.

I know what you're talking about but I'm too lazy to look for it.

 
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I'd have to say i like the New's Radio, Weiner guy.
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Ron Weiner, yeah. So far he's only done Luck of the Fryrish, but he'll probably end up being my favorite writer if all his stuff is that good. Lewis Morton wrote for News Radio too...damn, I should watch that show...it had a ton of great writers.

 
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oh and here's a little known weirdo fact for you guys.  FishyJoe is the man when it comes to writers.  Name any episode of the Simpsons and he can tell you the writer.  Its like those savants who can tell you what day of the week will be 5 years from now.  Spooky

Wednesday. Anyway, thanks...of course my nerdiness isn't nearly as impressive online where people know I can just look up stuff that I don't know.

[This message has been edited by FishyJoe (edited March 16, 2001).]
VelourFog

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« Reply #15 on: 03-16-2001 23:47 »

 
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Originally posted by FishyJoe:
  Dave Weiner, yeah. So far he's

[This message has been edited by FishyJoe (edited March 16, 2001).]

oh man, its like finding out there is no santa claus.  Fishyjoe, you are a fallen man.

ahem,  its RON weiner.  get outta my sight you sicken me
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« Reply #16 on: 03-16-2001 23:50 »

velour ... that list was by writer ... now it says 403 .. i will look at scary google if i can find it in their web archive ...
there: http://www.google.com/search?q=cache:www.experiencemardigras.com/frcr/library/writers.html

its still outdated tho
FishyJoe

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« Reply #17 on: 03-17-2001 00:12 »

 
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Originally posted by VelourFog:
no offense to Bovinatron speciffically, but why does everyone fall all over themselves to kiss Eric Kaplan's ass?  (I'm going to get my ass kicked here) I dont see what the big deal with him is.  Zombie College is not good.  His futurama episodes arent that great.  What am I missing?  If he's so wonderful please enlighten me, because I must be missing something.

<runs...>

I got your back. Parasites Lost aside, his episodes haven't been too impressive. Hell was boring and Bicyclops, despite its cool internet bit, was one of my least favorite season 2 episodes.

Zombie College has an ok premise and some likeable characters, but when all is said and done I didn't laugh once throughout the show's entire run.

I respect that it tried to have more substance than most internet cartoons by trying to set up a large cast of real characters, but if you make what, 15(?) episodes and still can't come up with a single laugh, then there's something wrong. Contrast it to some of Mike Reiss's stuff, which had me falling over laughing, or Bill Corbett's cartoon, and I wonder why I even wasted so much time downloading all that Zombie stuff on my slow-ass connection.
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« Reply #18 on: 03-17-2001 04:49 »

from [-mArc-]'s first post: whoa you have definitely done your research...  tongue

FishyJoe

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« Reply #19 on: 03-17-2001 21:46 »

 
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Originally posted by VelourFog:
oh man, its like finding out there is no santa claus.  Fishyjoe, you are a fallen man.

ahem,  its RON weiner.  get outta my sight you sicken me

Crap, you're right...I'm such a has-been. Oh how I wish I could find a "suicide" emoticon...

I was hoping you wouldn't point that out. I knew it was Ron...I'm not sure why I said Dave.
FishyJoe

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« Reply #20 on: 03-17-2001 21:51 »

On a slightly different note, does anyone know if Bill Odenkirk is related to Bob Odenkirk in any way? If so, then man...Futurama is THE show to write for if you're related to a celebrity.

Al Gore's daughter, Conan O'brien's sister, and now possibly Bob Odenkirk's brother(?). Boy, I wish I could be Bruce Villanch's bastard son so I could write for Futurama. Hmmm...

brb...faking paternity test results...
Radijs

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« Reply #21 on: 03-17-2001 22:23 »

I know of a place where you can get TONS of smilies but I forgot the adress frown
Some place called "crack`s smilies"

Change places!!
Radijs

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« Reply #22 on: 03-17-2001 22:28 »

Is the    http://cwm.ragesofsanity.com/cgi-bin/n.cgi?cwm&ubb&box&noframes
But wait you wanted a suicicide smiley

That dead enough?
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« Reply #23 on: 03-18-2001 15:31 »

Of course I love Eric Kaplan's writing but I wasn't aware that anyone kisses his ass. I just think he's a very good writer. But I don't think he's the best (although I think most people will agree that Parasites Lost is the best episode so far) Lew Morton probably has the best track record so far although Dan Vebber and Ron Weiner have both just done excellent debut episodes.

Of course if you want to find out who wrote what just visit the freeze frame files on CGEF that I do: http://morefuturama.com/freezeframe/index.shtml
they're all there except season 1

I'm actually quite interested to see if Kristen Gore (Al's daughter) will write an episode herself. She's currently listed as a 'staff writer'.

           
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