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Android49

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« Reply #40 on: 08-06-2003 15:16 »

Before Futurama everyone enjoyed the Simpsons but with Futurama most Simpsons fans converted into Futurama fans.
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« Reply #41 on: 08-06-2003 16:58 »

 
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Originally posted by Android49:
Before Futurama everyone enjoyed the Simpsons but with Futurama most Simpsons fans converted into Futurama fans.
I wish that was true, if it was Futurama wouldn't be the show getting cancelled.

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« Reply #42 on: 08-06-2003 18:26 »

I'm curious...are there any Futurama fans that weren't first Simpsons fans? I was and still am a huge Simpsons fan, though Futurama has surpassed it in my mind.

I know we can't say that all Simpsons fans are Futurama fans. But, I thought it could be said that all Futurama fans are classic Simpsons fans.
Slashco

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« Reply #43 on: 08-06-2003 18:28 »

 
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I was and still am a huge Simpsons fan, though Futurama has surpassed it in my mind.

Same here.
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« Reply #44 on: 08-07-2003 11:47 »
« Last Edit on: 08-10-2003 00:00 »

I grew up with the simpsons. i was 5 when they started airing and ive watched ever since. i agree that futurama is much better, but i will watch the simpsons as long as they are on. and after this sunday its the only fox show i plan on viewing.
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« Reply #45 on: 08-07-2003 12:55 »

I actually got into the Simpsons rather late, around Season 7 IIRC. Thanks to it being in syndication, I was able to quickly catch up with the previous seasons and quickly became hooked. I still continue to enjoy the show and find enough good humor to keep watching. I can't ever imagine reaching a point where I would stop watching the show.

With Futurama, it was love at first sight  smile When I heard that Matt Groening was coming out with a sci-fi themed animation series, I knew it would be great. I just couldn't have imagined it being this good! I hope that the show will have a long run in syndication so future generations will have a chance to discover this fine show.
Zoidberg MD

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« Reply #46 on: 08-07-2003 13:30 »

The Simpson has the slowest most agonizing death of a show, FOX did the same thing to married with children, dregged it out for more money.  I love the old simpsons episodes, the ones that are more realistic.  I think thats what made them funny, now the plots are so outlandish, mainly because they have done every situation possible.  I love Futurama, I love the old Simpsons, that used to be my whole sunday night with friends watching the new Simpsons and then Futurama.  Both shows had incredable staffing, I blame FOX for dragging out the Simpsons and pulling the plug on Futurama. Thats what turned alot of people off to the Simpsons, it just used up all the possible plot scenarios, people who grew up on the show thought "what the hell happened" and people who tunned in for the first time got instantly turned off to the show. I think if I were in Matt's position I would have gone postal.  They cancled the show that he wanted to go on and dragged out the show he wanted let die with dignity.
Yaster

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« Reply #47 on: 08-07-2003 14:05 »

It sounds liek these new Simpsons episodes aren't loved much, i'm ok though, i don't have cable and in the UK we're a wee bit behind on all these new episodes.
I think the reason i like Futurama better is because I identify with the main characters a lot more, how old do you think Fry and Leela are?  Maybe mid 20's I'm sure some of you know.  The Simpsons is all about families while the people in Futurama are young adults like a lot of the people who "grew up" watching the Simpsons.
HamNEggs116

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« Reply #48 on: 08-07-2003 14:19 »

I dont think The Simpsons are expericencing any sort of slow death. If anything the quality has picked back up in recent seasons. Seasons 11 and 13 are two of my favorites.
M Jackson
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« Reply #49 on: 08-07-2003 17:13 »

I love every season up to and including 13, it's really just the last few episodes in the current season 14 that I've found...... just so average, and forgetable.
homerjaysimpson

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« Reply #50 on: 08-07-2003 18:13 »

Seasons 11-now of The Simpsons just sucked hard.

Right around the time they had mostly Homer acting like a dumb a$$hole centered episodes.
Carbito

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« Reply #51 on: 08-08-2003 08:36 »

I like them both although The Simpsons is getting a bit old. Thats what I loved about Futurama, it was so fresh.
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« Reply #52 on: 08-08-2003 23:36 »
« Last Edit on: 08-08-2003 23:36 »

I LOVE The Simpsons   smile

EDIT: and Futurama  wink  Welcome to PEEL, HamNEggs116
ShadowFox

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« Reply #53 on: 08-08-2003 23:46 »

I like the old Simpsons (1-7) better than Futurama, but the new ones stink. That said it is still one of the better shows on Fox.

Overall I like Futurama better, because I like the characters better.

As for the Coke analogy before, I guess that means Futurama is Pepsi.  wink
Allen

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« Reply #54 on: 08-09-2003 00:32 »
« Last Edit on: 08-09-2003 00:32 »

The Simpsons used to be my favorite show. I never missed an ep. I now find myself missing the new eps. and rewatching the old eps. I just feel the new ones have lost their zeal and now there's never a moment where the writers aren't begging Fox to cancel them. I wouldn't be suprised if they show a scene where a writer or animator says "PLEASE stop making me do this! I'm so tired. The eps. aren't even that good anymore." In response, he is whipped, told to stop whining and get back to work.


The end of a story is only the beginning.
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« Reply #55 on: 08-09-2003 06:20 »
« Last Edit on: 08-09-2003 06:20 »

Wow. I got here late, but as The First Futurama Ultrafanatic That Hates The Simpsons(tm), I had to post something. Hell, I remember all too well all the comments that went my way a couple of years ago in the Outlet boards when I said, "The Simpsons Suck". But really, I find The Simpsons absolutely boring. Back in 1990 when it premiered down here, I saw the first couple of episodes and thought, "I hope this piece o' crap won't last more than a year". I am now convinced that The Simpsons have lasted this long just to piss me off, since I loved Futurama from episode zero one, thought it DID deserve 15 plus seasons... and it's cancelled after four. Gah. Curse you, TV Demons! Just doing the opposite of what I want, only because I hate TV. Oh well...

Futurama Madhouse
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« Reply #56 on: 08-10-2003 01:27 »

 
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Originally posted by Leandro:
Wow. I got here late, but as The First Futurama Ultrafanatic That Hates The Simpsons(tm),

We are Legion!


payn
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« Reply #57 on: 08-10-2003 23:26 »

I loved the Simpsons on Tracy Ullman. For that matter, I loved "Life in Hell" since it first appeared in the LA Reader. And, while the Simpsons had a few bad seasons (11-12 in particular), I still watch it (and it's gotten better, for those who stopped watching 3 years ago).

But Futurama is so much better than the Simpsons (or Life in Hell) at its best that it's really a moot point....

By the way, Leandro, the reason they always do the exact opposite of what you want may be because you're exactly the opposite of their target consumer. When you make a show that appeals to people who hate TV, you're not creating a good audience to sell to the advertisers.
HamNEggs116

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« Reply #58 on: 08-10-2003 23:34 »

Its true that the eps arent as good as earlier seasons. but its about the only good program on now with new episodes on a consistant basis.
less than hero

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« Reply #59 on: 08-11-2003 14:08 »

I hate the Simpsons.  Futurama rules.
catindisguise

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« Reply #60 on: 08-11-2003 14:29 »

Couldn't have said it better. And you only used 6 words. Now THATS practical
davenotdave

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« Reply #61 on: 08-11-2003 18:43 »

i only had basic tv when growing up so we had the same 3 seasons of simpsons on some sort of cycle for years cos the stupid channel wdnt buy newer ones. the problem ws it was on at dinner and was the program that we argued least about when we chose what to watch. as a result i find myself unable to watch the first few seasons at all as ive seen them so many times before. i think i have simpsons fatigue!

the newer seasons are just plain bizarre tho. i tried and tried butvi cant get into something where the plot jackknifes from one thing to another without any sort of link whatsoever.

random isnt the same as funny
Futurama_Hil

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« Reply #62 on: 08-11-2003 19:18 »

I just watched the simpsons and Homer and Bart were watching tv. i swear i expected to see the PE crew when the view of the show on the tv zoomed out.  Also, Futurama has so much better animation than the Simpsons not too mention the characters are so much more lovable  smile
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« Reply #63 on: 08-11-2003 19:48 »

not sure the characters are more loveable
most people (not on this forum) would disagree with that.

simpsons just has a lot more comedy.
i actually prefer it.

but i'm more attracted to this place
because things that have such huge mainstream appeal like the simpsons put me off a bot
Hairspray Queen

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« Reply #64 on: 06-20-2005 16:10 »

yes i love futurama!
mmm i dont like the lasts seasons of the simpsons, they are crap, but i dont hate them
Jonny Wobbs

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« Reply #65 on: 06-20-2005 16:20 »

Who could argue that Futurama is worse than the Simpsons??!! I love it!  big grin
IDIOTSVILLE

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« Reply #66 on: 06-20-2005 16:39 »

My step-dad th!nks that futurama !s funn!er and better
cosmic J

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« Reply #67 on: 06-21-2005 08:06 »

The simpsons was brilliant when it came to our screens and reached a peak in the late nighties (i don't know which particular season because they've made so many), but noticeably since futurama came to our screens simpsons has gone down hill.
whether its because futurama showed us a new level
or matt concentrated more on futurama
or they have run out of ideas for simpsons i can't say but one things for sure. The simpsons has changed from taking the piss out of celebrities (who deserve it) to kissing celebrities asses (who don't deserve it) and inviting them to guest star
in conclusion, the futurama is much better than the simpsons as it raised the bar of great writing, great characters and a lack of respect for PC gone mad!
note that i do not dislike the simpsons.
RS 2thou

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« Reply #68 on: 06-21-2005 08:58 »

even though I grew up with the simpsons I have lost interest in that show, makes no sense any more. Futurama is 100x better than the simpsons
And I have an Idea, we all should try and boycott the simpsons movie or something along the lines of that
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« Reply #69 on: 06-21-2005 09:22 »

Like most people here, I like the older episodes of the simpsons, but find the newer aren't as goo, I do like in the UK though and we are way behind with them, I must admit I am looking forward to when the episode of the simpsons with Tony Blair comes onto British TV, I hope they really ripped the s**t out of him in that episode.

And just for the record, I think Futurama is way better then the Simpsons, in my opinion it's the best program that's been on TV, ever.
Jonny Wobbs

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« Reply #70 on: 06-21-2005 14:29 »

Yea, I prefer the older episodes too. The newer ones are more pointless than the old ones. When I discovered Futurama, I imidiately became a huge fan, and almost forgot about the simpsons.
IanBrownFan

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« Reply #71 on: 06-21-2005 15:36 »

boring...
Shippy Mandy

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« Reply #72 on: 06-21-2005 16:36 »

I still like The Simpsons. While the newer episodes aren't great, they're still better than a lot of shows on TV. (Though I do think that Futurama is much, much better than even some classic Simpsons episodes.)
KurtPikachu2001

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« Reply #73 on: 06-21-2005 17:01 »

My opinion of Matt Greoning is both good and bad.  I don't like Matt because he created The Simpsons, but I do like Matt because he created Futurama.  I only liked The Simpsons for the first 2-3 seasons.  Then I got so sick of them.  There's only so much a writer can do with an animated dysfunctional family.  As I've said before, it's been done to death!  Why can't FOX get another show to be it's cash cow?  I almost prefer Family Guy and American Idol to The Simpsons! 


I agree with Futurama_Hil.  Futurama should be in it's place!  The Simpsons has had it's day in the sun, let something new take it's place!  Hell, The Simpsons is getting more recocnition than King of the Hill! 
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« Reply #74 on: 06-21-2005 20:11 »

 
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Originally posted by KurtPikachu2001:
 Hell, The Simpsons is getting more recocnition than King of the Hill! 


And you're surprised? KOTH is dull and boring.Could they pick a duller character than Hank to star in a cartoon 'sitcom'?
GreyThinkyWhale

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« Reply #75 on: 06-21-2005 20:46 »

The Simpsons is the best! The newest episodes aren't that good, but the older Simpsons, even up to only a season or two ago is still hilarios! The only thing that is funnier than the Simpsons is Futurama.


 
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Originally posted by KurtPikachu2001:
I almost prefer Family Guy and American Idol to The Simpsons! 

You mean American Dad? Also, if you're talking about new Simpsons, than of course Family Guy is funnier. You make it sound as if FG is bad, although based on your opinion of the Simpsons, that's not far-fetched for you. The Simpsons and FG are both great shows that I'm sure most PEELers like, and for you to like Futurama, but detest those shows, I find far-fetched. But I guess that's what this threads here for...

AD is okay, but if you are talking about Idol, then they don't compare, waaaay to different...


 
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Originally posted by KurtPikachu2001:
I agree with Futurama_Hil.  Futurama should be in it's place!  The Simpsons has had it's day in the sun, let something new take it's place!  Hell, The Simpsons is getting more recocnition than King of the Hill! 

[sarcastic]The Simpsons? More recognition than KOTH??? Get Out!!![/sarcastic] OF COURSE IT GETS MORE RECOGNITION THAN KOTH!!!!! BY A LONG SHOT!!! It's the longest lasting cartoon ever, super-popular, all ages find it hilarious, greatest show on TV. KOTH is just another cartoon that some people hate and some find it okay. Not all that popular. The Simpsons gets more recognition than any show on TV I believe.
[Bender6]

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« Reply #76 on: 06-22-2005 12:50 »

 
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Originally posted by Invader_Tak:
 I'm just wondering if anyone else here thinks Futurama is truly incredible "You are here aren't you?" but that the Simpsons is an unfunny and pointless mess.

 I'm NOT trying to start a flamewar, I just feel that strongly about it.

 I missed this show for years based on it being from the same creator, and now I regret it. So I tried to watch the simpsons, I still don't like it.

 Am I alone in this?


I can see your point but i have always loved simpsons since i have started watching it. But its ok for everyone to have their own opinon and its cool that you spoke your mind coz i am sure there are loads of folks on this board that odore simpsons as much as i do   
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« Reply #77 on: 06-22-2005 16:05 »
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i love both simpsons and futurama. there was a time when they broadcasted (on public TV) one day simpsons, and the following futurama. seeing one day after another both shows was the best for me.
JoyGrenade

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« Reply #78 on: 06-22-2005 16:27 »

The Simpsons stopped being brilliant at the start of season 9; everything since then has ranged from hit-or-miss to downright awful, usually leaning toward the latter.  But since it's such a money machine, I doubt it will ever truly die--and the fans who grew up with the post-S9 series as their template may never understand why the new episodes are so hated.

Futurama, on the other hand, was ingenious from the word "Go" and carried maybe a handful of bum episodes in all of its four seasons.  It carried an enormous amount of potential that was never tapped ("Mass Hypnosis Hour", anyone?), and will be sorely missed by its loyal fanbase for a long time.
cosmic J

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« Reply #79 on: 06-22-2005 17:20 »

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Originally posted by KurtPikachu2001:
I almost prefer Family Guy and American Idol to The Simpsons! 

family guy is good though so you should prefer it really.
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