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Torn Receipt

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« on: 05-30-2003 19:08 »

Must...check...if Hell...froze over...
zozer

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« Reply #1 on: 05-30-2003 19:11 »

seriously?
Torn Receipt

Crustacean
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« Reply #2 on: 05-30-2003 19:16 »

Yes. During a Simpsons commercial. I couldn't believe my eyes. I guess they learned from CN what a little promoting can do.
zozer

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« Reply #3 on: 05-30-2003 19:21 »

was it actually a promo, or just an "after an all new futurama"?
Venus

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« Reply #4 on: 05-30-2003 19:21 »
« Last Edit on: 05-30-2003 19:21 »

*spontaniously combusts*
what was the ad about? specific details!
Torn Receipt

Crustacean
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« Reply #5 on: 05-30-2003 19:29 »

All new Futurama Sunday on FOX! <not exact>Leela is having crazy dreams...
Leela: Are these real or am I just losing it.
(random clips of episode)
</not exact>
All new Futurama on FOX Sunday!
Following Futurama....
Venus

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« Reply #6 on: 05-30-2003 19:35 »

what clips did they show!? what clips did they show!?!?
Torn Receipt

Crustacean
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« Reply #7 on: 05-30-2003 19:43 »

From "The Sting" I guess. I can only remember Leela standing in a room saying what she said and Hermes and Amy doing roller disco.
aslate

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« Reply #8 on: 05-30-2003 19:47 »

 
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Originally posted by Torn Receipt:
Leela: Are these real or am I just losing it.

I bet the FOX execs were thinking this when they said "show a Futurama ad".
Anarchist

Professor
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« Reply #9 on: 05-30-2003 20:00 »

Yeah. Run ads AFTER you've cancelled the show. That's irony for ya.
Spanghewed

Crustacean
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« Reply #10 on: 05-30-2003 20:03 »

WOW! Truly? This is the first time in about 3 years! Maybe they're trying to see if they could bring it back... Probably not though, just milking the last episodes so they can get everyone really excited for the "Series Finale" in a few weeks.
Just Chris

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« Reply #11 on: 05-30-2003 20:21 »

That's not irony. That's stupidity.

I missed the chance to see the ads, but I'll have to see if they show any more during the weekend.

Spanghewed has a good point, though. FOX probably wanted to wrap things up with the series as cleanly as they could. At least it beats letting the series die with a whimper.
Futurama_Hil

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« Reply #12 on: 05-30-2003 20:31 »

OYG!  *Faints* *Gets back up* Well, everyone watch and maybe, just maybe, if there's enough viewers, we'll see more eps!  (unlikely though). 
Venus

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« Reply #13 on: 05-30-2003 20:38 »

i wish i was a neilson family! Then it would matter what i watched!
The Hypno Toad

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« Reply #14 on: 05-30-2003 21:19 »

well...... now i admire Fox........ well...... not really.....
OC_James

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« Reply #15 on: 05-30-2003 21:28 »

Something isn't quite right here... I mean I don't want to sound negative but first three weeks of new Futuramas on Fox and than they start running promos just for the Futurama episode without it following a promo for a new Simpsons or KotH. Something is incredibly wronf or hell just froze over.

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Anarchist

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« Reply #16 on: 05-30-2003 21:49 »

That IS incredible. Although I seriously doubt we'll see any more eps. Did someone over at FOX get fired?

BTW, I just got a call from my buddy "downstairs". (Yeah, WAY downstairs.) He said "Damn, it's f$cking cold down here!"
Spice Weasel

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« Reply #17 on: 05-30-2003 21:52 »

That's it...If Seattle wins the Superbowl, that'll be all the portents to the end of the world covered.  Go 'hawks.
zozer

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« Reply #18 on: 05-30-2003 21:59 »
« Last Edit on: 05-30-2003 21:59 »

i think they're trying to make all the money they can on the last few episodes.

By the way spice weasil, seahawks suck. Falcon kick ass.
Spice Weasel

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« Reply #19 on: 05-30-2003 22:02 »

I know the 'haws suck, thats my point.  If the hawks win the superbowl, that means the end of the world.  Schmeesh.
ThereIsNoSploon

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« Reply #20 on: 05-31-2003 00:16 »

hehe.

I'm sure Fox is just being their own stupid self. Don't expect more episodes. If it does well, they'll just accidentally cancel it or something. :P
Shadowcat

Crustacean
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« Reply #21 on: 05-31-2003 00:19 »

whene is this "episode" goin to air?
Spice Weasel

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #22 on: 05-31-2003 00:20 »

Sunday June 1 "The Sting"

Sunday June 8 "The Farnsworth Paradox"

Sunday June 15 "Three Hundred Big Boys"
Shadowcat

Crustacean
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« Reply #23 on: 05-31-2003 00:22 »

Thanx!!!!!!!!!!!!
Otis P Jivefunk

DOOP Secretary
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« Reply #24 on: 05-31-2003 05:28 »

Wow, an ad... for Futurama... on Fox! For once an ad that's good!  smile
Teral

Helpy McHelphelp
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« Reply #25 on: 05-31-2003 11:26 »
« Last Edit on: 05-31-2003 11:26 »

FOX ran a promo for Futurama?



Even though it's just a small blurp it's nice to know.
Zoidberg MD

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« Reply #26 on: 05-31-2003 20:53 »

We should have made that petition "How to run a network TV station" #1 Run ad #2 cancel show and now the tricky part... do not #1 cancel show #2 run ad.  Remeber thats #1 Run ad #2 cancel show not #1 cancel show #2 run ad.
DotheBartman

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« Reply #27 on: 05-31-2003 21:33 »

Heh, as pathetic as Fox's promotion for the show is, its not TOTALLY unheard of to air an ad.  I think I remember some during season three, like a "When Penguins Attack" joke one for an obvious episode and one where the Fox lights blind pilots for Fox's plane crash scenes in the Harold Zoid one (for some reason I just forgot the title).  Last season I remember one or two for the reruns they were doing on Thursday out of desperation to fill those slots, when Family Guy was often taking up an hour or more.  And also last season, I remember a "valentines day" ad for several sunday shows airing around that time, with a brief clip of Bender with Lucy Liu in his case "Lucy Liu is the only girl for Bender" "I love you Be..".  And I also remember an ad for "Leela's Homeworld" with the "I didn't want you to hurt me either" gag, though the ad was seemingly only played during the syndication/local stuff during the day, no prime time.

So, its not totally unheard of.  Its sad how much my local station plays into it though.  Unlike with, say, The Simpsons' season premiere, they don't do anything on the local news.  And I remember watching a syndicated Simpsons rerun right before "Jurassic Bark" aired, and they had your typical annoying voice talking over the credits and telling me about Sunday's lineup, but they said "it all starts tonight at 7:00" (we get Futurama at 6:00 here), and skipped telling me anything about Jurassic Bark even exsisting.
HawkingHole4001

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« Reply #28 on: 05-31-2003 22:00 »

RIGHT AFTER AMERICA'S MOST WANTED... ::breathes:: ok. Right after AMW, it said "Watch an ALL NEW Futurama tomrrow at 7!" (not exact quote)
Creepy
Venus

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« Reply #29 on: 05-31-2003 22:02 »

that is creepy. They're toying with our emotions.
HawkingHole4001

Bending Unit
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« Reply #30 on: 05-31-2003 22:18 »

Currently, I have seen [2] Futurama commercials on FOX. This is a real start!
Torn Receipt

Crustacean
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« Reply #31 on: 06-01-2003 00:52 »
« Last Edit on: 06-01-2003 00:52 »

I think this pic applies to FOX running a Futurama promo...
 http://www.raceworx.com/funnypics/flying%20pig.gif
Kryten

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« Reply #32 on: 06-01-2003 02:25 »

Thank god. I thought I was halucinating.
Yoplait

Crustacean
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« Reply #33 on: 06-01-2003 22:40 »

Well with Futurama being on Cartoon Network now, do you think there's a snowball's chance in hell that they would renew it?
Action Jacktion

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« Reply #34 on: 06-01-2003 23:15 »
« Last Edit on: 06-02-2003 00:00 »

This has been discussed before.  Basically, Cartoon Network probably isn't willing to spend the money for a new season, assuming it even has the money.  They did spend a ton for the rerun rights, but remember, they got 70+ episodes for the price of (maybe) one new season.  New episodes would get better ratings, but it probably wouldn't be cost-effective to make them.
slimeball876

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« Reply #35 on: 06-01-2003 23:43 »

I heard somewhere that there cancelling Futurama on CN around the 26th or something.  cry   cry   cry
DotheBartman

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« Reply #36 on: 06-02-2003 00:06 »

They are, but it'll come back.  They're just taking it off for a short period to keep it from getting stale, since you can only rerun the same 50 something episodes so many times before people tire of them.  They did the same with Home Movies recently, took it off, then brought it back a month or two later with new episodes.  By that token, I think the remaining 16 episodes (Mcseason 5)  are supposed to air when it comes back from that hiatus.  Any news when the hiatus finishes?
Lee Roberts

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« Reply #37 on: 06-02-2003 01:12 »

Fox, Futurama Ad? I'm sure there was clips from other episodes that'll air. Well lets not keep our hopes (yeah whatever) on Fox.
Welcome all new people that have joined May 2003.  smile
Yoplait

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« Reply #38 on: 06-02-2003 02:32 »

Ok, what about UPN or WB as the new home for Futurama. They are already paying to produce some of the worst crap on television. Why not pay for some quality TV that already has a big following?
Beamer

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« Reply #39 on: 06-02-2003 03:08 »

 
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Originally posted by slimeball876:
I heard somewhere that there cancelling Futurama on CN around the 26th or something.   cry    cry    cry

Cartoon Network isn't cancelling Futurama, they're just putting it on a short hiatus.

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