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DespT

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« on: 06-30-2001 18:12 »

I don't get why they put an other clip in every week, for that giant tv they crash into. It's not funny like the simpsons couge- and chalkboard gag. The subtitles in the beginning are funny and is to put in, but I imagine putting in that clip takes a little more time...It always eeem to be clips with an old cartoon or other old images...idunno...any thoughts?
futurefreak

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« Reply #1 on: 07-01-2001 15:27 »

yeah i know what you're talking about...each new ep they put in like some cartoon clip or something on the tv screen...dunno why they do it, but it kinda adds to the opening  smile

Hitchhiker

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« Reply #2 on: 07-01-2001 15:40 »

It's better than soaps where the intro changes once a year just because the most handsome character has changed his haircut...e.g. Beverly Hills 90210, Melrose Place and so on...

Whoohoo...kinda sarcastic for my first day here!  smile

Hitchhiker
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« Reply #3 on: 07-01-2001 15:58 »

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Originally posted by Hitchhiker:
It's better than soaps where the intro changes once a year just because the most handsome character has changed his haircut...e.g. Beverly Hills 90210, Melrose Place and so on...


Perfectly right...Im looking to every new episode just to see the text in the beginning, but I never paid attention to the screen...perhaps I should do so...

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futurefreak

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« Reply #4 on: 07-01-2001 17:30 »

welcome to the board Hitchhiker! (awesome name)  smile

Dr_Dave

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« Reply #5 on: 07-01-2001 21:53 »

The "clips" that you see in the opening are all from classic Hollywood cartoons.  They range in age from the silent era to the 1940's. 

A complete list of titles (or at least, all that have been identified) is posted at What Else? Futurama (www.palmy.net.nz/futurama).

They don't really add any humor to the opening, but it is an easy way to make each opening unique.  It also gives me the challenge of identifying the cartoon from which the clip was taken.
winna

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« Reply #6 on: 07-01-2001 22:33 »

It sounds like you've been doing alot of work over there.  But I think there is a meaning behind the old images.  I think it says that the future is always changing, considering that Futurama is about the future than they are making a satire about the past as compared to the future.  Because today is yesterday's tomorrow.
Bovinatron

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« Reply #7 on: 07-02-2001 03:17 »

um...maybe you're digging a little too deep.
Nixon+Morbo~???

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« Reply #8 on: 07-02-2001 09:17 »

Well, gee, I always thought it was because they were from the era which Futurama was spoofing.  I mean, it's spoofing the vision of the future that existed in the 40's and 50's.  That and it gives the intro character.

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« Reply #9 on: 07-02-2001 11:47 »

Hey...why didn't I come earlier to that board?

Everyone seems to like me! seems...  wink

Oh, the name is in memoriam of Douglas Adams...so long, and thanks for all the fish!

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« Reply #10 on: 07-07-2001 09:15 »

Yeah I noticed that too.  And I was thinking to myself what's the point I mean it's not that funny like DespT said.  And well I just don't see the point!  cool
Kif

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« Reply #11 on: 07-07-2001 16:14 »

Can I ask FF a question? I can't? Well, I'm going to anyway.

What is a salutatory commitee member and why are you one?
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« Reply #12 on: 07-07-2001 17:54 »

Normally I wouldn't answer you and would give you a lecture on how much of an idiot you were to put this in a thread that was still on-topic before you came along, but when there's ignorance around, it's my duty to stomp it flat, so click here . . . idiot

And just to keep this on-topic, I stand by my earlier comments/theory

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« Reply #13 on: 07-07-2001 21:21 »

 
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What is a salutatory commitee member and why are you one?


please shut up, i mean that nicely. 

those are big words, why don't you look them up...  roll eyes http://www.dictionary.com


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The Baz

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« Reply #14 on: 07-08-2001 02:23 »

I think the little cartoon clips are neat.  While they are not funny they kinda add some nostalgia to the opening.  Also what else would the TV screen be showing???

FishyJoe

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« Reply #15 on: 07-08-2001 12:54 »

 
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Originally posted by The Baz:
Also what else would the TV screen be showing???

Well, they COULD have a humorous advertisement like for Thompson's Teeth. That would increase the humorousness of the opening, while still having something for Leela to crash into. But cartoons are good too I guess.

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« Reply #16 on: 07-08-2001 13:01 »

 
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Originally posted by FishyJoe:
 Well, they COULD have a humorous advertisement like for Thompson's Teeth. That would increase the humorousness of the opening, while still having something for Leela to crash into. But cartoons are good too I guess.


i'm with fishyjoe. they could be humerous but there fine the way they are


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« Reply #17 on: 07-08-2001 15:53 »

"Leela, that's the second billboard you've hit this week!"


I hope they expand on their selection of shows/movies for the TV screen. We may even see an old Simpsons episode on there one day!
Dr_Dave

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« Reply #18 on: 07-08-2001 16:43 »

Actually, the Simpsons appeared in "Fry and the Slurm Factory" (1ACV13).
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« Reply #19 on: 07-09-2001 04:59 »

i wanted you to remind you of the old thread at http://www.peelified.com/cgi-bin/showpage.cgi?Forum=1&Thread=000427

and welcome back dave + thanks for helping back then  wink
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« Reply #20 on: 07-10-2001 18:48 »

 
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Originally posted by DespT:
I don't get why they put an other clip in every week, for that giant tv they crash into. It's not funny like the simpsons couge- and chalkboard gag. The subtitles in the beginning are funny and is to put in, but I imagine putting in that clip takes a little more time...It always eeem to be clips with an old cartoon or other old images...idunno...any thoughts?

I guess it's some kind of reminicence to classic cartoons. It dosen'nt have to be particulary funny, the show itself is funny enough and after several versions of Bart writing sonething on the board, even that'S not extremely funny anymore. So, nevermind.

Ainoth
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